If former Oregon Duck quarterback Marcus Mariota is long gone by the 20th pick (to the Jets at 6th in our draft), it's very likely that real-life Chip Kelly is going to resign as the Eagles' head coach and go on to pursue other interests... such as finding out what's at the bottom of a bottle of Wild Turkey. Until that happens, we've got gm.in.waiting with his selection...
With the 20th pick of the 2015 BRB Mock Draft, the Philadelpia Eagles Select Philip Dorsett (WR--University of Miami).
Now now, I know you are all clamoring at the opportunity to lampoon me down in the comments section but try and remember that I'm faux Chip Kelly, which means I do what I want. Just ask Marcus Smith… or any of the Pro Bowlers I've sent packing recently.
The Eagles have needs on both sides of the ball, especially in the secondary. But after overpaying Byron Maxwell, I'm hesitant to sink a first rounder into the position, especially with Brandon Boykin, Walter Thurmond III and Nolan Carroll all on the roster. That, and I'm afraid of Marcus Peters physically fighting my coaching staff. We could also use some help at the safety position , nd I'm a Landon Collins fan--I celebrate the guy's entire catalog--but we ask our safeties to match up one-on-one downfield a lot, and that just is not what he does.
That brings us to wide receiver and a deep class of some seriously talented guys to take my high octane offense to the next level. Conventional wisdom says Jaelen Strong is the pick here, but I felt like with Riley Cooper, Jordan Matthews and Josh Huff all on the roster, he would be a little redundant. Matthews excelled in the slot in his rookie season, but after the departures of Jackson in '13 and Maclin in '14, my offense was lacking what I love most: speed.
"But Chip, you can get a speedster with questionable hands who lacks a full route tree anywhere!"
I knew you would say that, but I see so much more in Dorsett. He wasn't asked to run a full tree at Miami; he was asked to absolutely explode the tops off of defenses. Which he did… often. Forget the fact that the guy runs a 4.2 in a straight line and watch him run routes at his combine/pro day. He effortlessly breaks in and out of cuts without losing any of that fire speed that we know so much about, and it truly is a spectacle to see.
Which brings us to his hands. It's true: When you read the weaknesses section on most of his scouting reports, you will find questions about his catching ability, but look no further than his quarterback play. Dorsett was targeted 67 times last season, but according to Pro Football Focus, only 37 of which were catchable balls (yikes). Of the 37, he dropped one, giving him a Jarvis Landry type of drop rate that we marveled over last year. Oh, yeah... 10 of those 36 catches went for touchdowns, most of them being from distance.
Chances are the majority will laugh us out of Chicago for this pick, but we have our guy. We think he can be a T.Y. Hilton /Antonio Brown type of special and we didn't want to lose him. Sure, we would have loved a trade down, but nobody came calling and we knew what we wanted. A guy we can move all around the line of scrimmage. While you're worried about getting your defense set before we snap the ball within the next 10 seconds… Dorsett just got behind your safety again. Boom. Chip f@#*@ng Kelly.
I hope gm.in.waiting has his résumé up to date, because I bet some NFL teams will come calling after reading this. Fantastic write-up, my friend.
Will Dorsett be the next DeSean Jackson? Or Darrius Heyward-Bey? Sound off in the comments down below, Texans fans.
Recapping the first round of the 2015 BRB Mock Draft so far...
|1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers||hlc1221||Jameis Winston||QB||FSU|
|2. Cleveland Browns (From Tennessee)||Caprock High Football||Leonard Williams||DE/DT||USC|
|3. Jacksonville Jaguars||AFBuzz||Vic Beasely||OLB||Clemson|
|4. Oakland Raiders||HTown5||Amari Cooper||WR||Alabama|
|5. Washington Redskins||BriceMcCainHOF||Randy Gregory||DE/LB||Nebraska|
|6. New York Jets||WotanTX||Marcus Mariota||QB||Oregon|
|7. Chicago Bears||DaJarBot||Dante Fowler, Jr.||OLB||Florida|
|8. Atlanta Falcons||grandmasteroz||Alvin Dupree||DE/OLB||Kentucky|
|9. New York Giants||Coolbreeze3||Danny Shelton||DT||Washington|
|10. St. Louis Rams||El Torito||Brandon Scherff||OT||Iowa|
|11 Minnesota Vikings||Puma028||DeVante Parker||WR||Louisville|
|12. Tennessee Titans (From Cleveland)||Huggy The Bear||Shane Ray||DE||Missouri|
|13. New Orleans Saints||UTBawse23||Trae Waynes||CB||Michigan State|
|14. Miami Dolphins||Bleyd||La'el Collins||OT||LSU|
|15. San Francisco 49ers||
||Kevin White||WR||West Virginia|
|16. Houston Texans||BRB Masthead||Eric Kendricks||ILB||UCLA|
|17. San Diego Chargers||traviscogg||Owamagbe Odighizuwa||DE/OLB||UCLA|
|18. Kansas City Chiefs||
|Cedric Ogbuehi||OT||Texas A&M|
|19.Tennessee Titans (From Cleveland via Buffalo)||Huggy The Bear||Todd Gurley||RB||Georgia|
|20. Philadelphia Eagles||gm.in.waiting||Philip Dorsett
|21. Cincinnati Bengals||Free Range|
|22. Pittsburgh Steelers||bigralph|
|23. Detroit Lions||BostonianToro|
|24. Arizona Cardinals||bt20|
|25. Carolina Panthers||TexanStro|
|26. Baltimore Ravens||Three and Out|
|27. Dallas Cowboys||Roll.Texans.Roll|
|28. Denver Broncos||BNew417|
|29. Indianapolis Colts||Schaubshank Redemption|
|30. Green Bay Packers||FeedEmToTheWolves8099|
|31. New Orleans Saints (From Seattle)||UTBawse23|
|32. New England Patriots||MD.Texan|
TIMING FOR SUBMITTING REMAINING PICKS:
Pick Due By...
|21. Cincinnati Bengals||Free Range||4/16 @ Noon|
|22. Pittsburgh Steelers||bigralph||4/16 @ 7 p.m.|
|23. Detroit Lions||BostonianToro||4/17 @ Noon|
|24. Arizona Cardinals||bt20||4/17 @ 7 p.m.|
|25. Carolina Panthers||TexanStro||4/18 @ Noon|
|26. Baltimore Ravens||Three and Out||4/18 @ 7 p.m.|
|27. Dallas Cowboys||Roll.Texans.Roll||4/19 @ Noon|
|28. Denver Broncos||BNew417||4/19 @ 7 p.m.|
|29. Indianapolis Colts||Schaubshank Redemption||4/20 @ Noon|
|30. Green Bay Packers||FeedEmToTheWolves8099||4/20 @ 7 p.m.|
|31. New Orleans Saints (From Seattle)||UTBawse23||4/21 @ Noon|
|32. New England Patriots||MD.Texan||4/21 @ 7 p.m.|
The "Free Range" and The Bengals are now on the clock. That pick is due via e-mail by 12 p.m. CDT.