Monday, April 22, 2013


We have decided to do a mock NFL draft with our readers participating in the picks. Below is the first pick and the rest of the draft order, with the readers who have already locked up a team. If the team doesn't have a name next to it, it is available and you can email us and make the pick when the team is on the clock. 

1. Kansas City Chiefs  Rumpole:
The Chief's released right tackle Eric Winston last month, so need and the best players available intersect right at the first pick. The two best players in this draft for value are Luke Jockle (6-6, 306) OT from Texas AM and Eric Fisher OT Central Michigan (6-7, 306).  Throw in Alabama Guard Chance Warmack (6-2, 317) and the top three players on our board are all offensive linemen. But there is vast difference between guards and tackles which is why Warmack has no chance being drafted in the top three. It's a close call between Jockel and Fisher, but we'll flip a coin and with the first pick in 2013 NFL draft the Chiefs select Luke Jockle, Tackle. 

 2Jacksonville Jaguars  New ASA:
The Jaguars have a lot of needs. Start with QB- is Gabbert or Chad Henne the guy? They need a pass rusher and Oregon LB Dion Jordan is shooting up everyone's draft board. But this is too early for QB Geno Smith who is not a sure thing and could end up being another Gabbert. Jordan has been injured a lot in college and is a big gamble. There is no trading down in Rumpole's draft, so the Jags who also need help on the O-Line do their QBs a favor and take Eric Fisher OT, Central Michigan. Fisher was the overall number one on at least half the mock drafts I saw, so the Jags get "value" at 2 by taking a 1. 

3. Oakland Raiders  Raider Lou:
As a life long Raider fan I thank Rumps for the opportunity to make this pick. There are so many talented players here for the Raiders to select. Florida State  Defensive lineman Shariff Floyd is the obvious pick. The top defensive tackle in the draft, he fills a glaring need. Dion Jordan, the LB with the most upside is also available. But this being the Raiders, they will not make the safe and sure pick. Nor will they make the wisest pick. I almost pulled the trigger on QB Geno Smith, but there is a bigger Raider target out there. A 5-9, 183 shifty wide receiver who is a speed demon and a playmaker with the ball in his hands. With a QB Matt Flynn in the fold, the Raiders shake up the draft and select Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia. 

4. Philadelphia Eagles  CheeseSteak Charlie
Philly Boy here Rump. Bleed green for my Eagles and red for my Phillies. Was holding my breath that the Jags or the Raiders didn't take Dion Jordan. Actually Tavon Austin would have been a great grab here with new coach Chip Kelly's super fast paced offense. But the Raiders grabbed Austin so this pick is now a no-brainer. The Eagles have worked on the offense during free agency, so now it's time to boost the D and get the best pass rusher in the draft. This guy is a beast. Kelly grabs his boy from Oregon. With the 4th Pick in the 2013 NFL Draft the Philadelphia Eagles select Dion Jordan, OLB, Oregon. Wit cheese.

5. Detroit Lions Fake Blake.
The Lions have lots of needs and there is a very big desire to grab one of the outstanding defensive lineman. Shariff Floyd, Star Lotulelei, Cornelius Carradine, and Sheldon Richardson are all sitting there waiting to team up with Ndamukong Suh to make an un-stoppable Defensive line. The problem is that these guys are all tackles.  Do we draft need or best player available? The need is for an offensive lineman, but the top two are gone and the next best-Lane Johnson from Oklahoma is not in the class of the other two. The player rated just above Johnson is the Lions pick. Out of BYU, the Lions select Ezekiel Ansah, one of the two top Defensive ends in the draft. 

6.  Cleveland Browns  Al Michaels' Bartender.
Yes, I served Al one two many drinks, and I am sorry he got popped for DUI. But considering the Browns new owner is about to be indicted by the Feds, things could be worse for Mr. Michaels. Things could rarely be worse for the Browns who are always picking in the top ten, and never seem to be  getting anywhere. The Browns need a cornerback but Dee Milliner is dropping on everyone's draft board because of a number of suspect health issues. I like Jonathan Banks, the tall CB out of Mississippi State, but he is a reach at six. I really want to pull the trigger on Kenny Vaccaro, the best safety in the draft, but I am going to do a  very un-Cleveland like move and pick the best player on the board- there's a new Sheriff in town at the Mistake by the Lake- The Browns select Sharrif Floyd, DE, Florida.   

7. Arizona Cardinals  Rumpole. 
No one wants to draft for the west coast edition of the Steelers, so I will make the pick. Bruce Arians, the new head coach has Carson Palmer as his QB, but how long can that old guy hold out? Arians made a name for himself late in his career nurturing rookie QBs. Roethlisberger won the Super Bowl with Arians as his offensive coordinator his second year in the league, and Arians coached up Colts Rookie QB Andrew Luck to a very respectable 11 win season last year. So is this the spot Geno Smith is taken? Nope. Smith is not the can't miss QB that a team picking at 7 needs. Arians has a new running back (Mendenhall late of the Steelers like most of the rest of the team) and Drew Stanton as a very capable Quarterback who will likely challenge Palmer for the starting job. There's still a ton of great defensive talent, but lately the big boys are commanding the big bucks. Arians knows that Mendenhall can't run and his QB can't get the ball to Larry Fitzgerald if the O-line doesn't do its job. With the number seven pick the Cardinals select Offensive Tackle Lane Johnson, Oklahoma. 

8.  Buffalo Bills  Winging It. 
Like everyone else, I cannot get over the amazing defensive talent still on the board. But I just can't help myself. Kevin Kolb, super bowl MVP just doesn't roll off the tongue like Geno Smith does.  The Bills roll the dice and take the QB out of West Virginia. 

9. New York Jets   52nd Street Irwin
This pick is all about defense. No question about it. But replacing Revis with a reach for a CB is not going to work. There are plenty of CBs in the second and third rounds. Why waste a pick on a corner when you can rush the QB and sack him before he can throw it? The choices here are Jarvis Jones, Bjoern Werner, Star Lotulelei, Sheldon Richardson, and safety Kenny Vaccaro. If it was me, I would grab Lotulelei and anchor a D line for the next ten years. But the open secret in the city is that the Jets love, absolutely love the OLB from LSU. With the 9th pick, the NY J...E....T.....S  set the city on fire with the big dog with the big bark for the Big Apple: Barkevious Mingo, OLB, LSU. 


"Unabridged American Minority" said...

Just left the National Action Network meeting at Jackson High school re:

How to curb violence in the community.

In attendance: Bishop Victor T. Curry, Superintendent of schools Alberto Cvalho, JD Patterson MDPD Chief, The Honorable Judge Migna Sanchez-Lorens,Former Judge David Young, Marie Osborne Assistant Juvenile PD, and a host of others. Great meeting a lot of pragmatic ground covered.

Oh, KFR was invited but did not even return the phone call, go figure, I guess it's to far away from election time.

Anonymous said...

more gems from @draculawyer fake alex michaels on twitter- today he threatened to kick a puppy on way into court to get him into mood.

Then he warned the ben and jerrys ice cream truck to stay away from the court house because his anger could melt the ice cream
But then he speculated that some judges are diabetic so he invited the ice cream truck to come to the court house so he could buy the judges ice cream cones.

Ali-Gator said...

Raider Lou:

If you are going to be a part of this draft, at least get your colleges correct. Shariff Floyd is the best D lineman and he played for the Florida Gators. Not those step-sister Seminoles called Florida State.

Must be Feiler again.

Just kidding Michael.



Anonymous said...

Hey, there's a novel idea! Hold a meeting so people can talk about how to fix something in the "community".

This is what, maybe the 60th meeting on violence in the "community"?

Maybe it makes you feel good to attend, but the results are illusory.

The recommendation which is inevitably agreed upon? More tax money funnelled towards some "activist's" organization. Smart, real smart.

Anonymous said...

I'll take the Jets.

They take anyone and get booed mercilessly by all the fans at the draft.

Giants fans are seen laughing in the aisles. Dolfans are laughing, as well.

Anonymous said...

Unabridged AM is a friend of David O'Valle on twitter. Doesn't look like any lawyer I have seen around the courthouse before.

CAPTAIN said...


AND, in a non-football related matter, Ben Kuehne is a DICK ....

So says civil attorney JB Harris. He also accuses Ben of willfully and wantonly and recklessly ruining Harris' family life.

Hey Harris, here's a thought - Get a Life!

Ben, just stick Lynn on this guy. She'll take care of the problem.

That's why criminal defense attorneys are usually caught telling civil attorneys to "Shut the -uck" up".

Here is the relevant portion on an article from the DBR, called:

"Complaints Beginning to Emerge as Courts Switch to E-Filing Systems":

At least one attorney wants opposing counsel restrained from sending e-courtesy copies outside normal business hours.

"Simply to send email out at 1, 2, 3 in the morning is absurd," said Coral Gables solo practitioner J.B. Harris, who represents an unsuccessful Palmetto Bay Village Council candidate and a campaign worker in lawsuits against political rivals.

He accuses opposing attorney Ben Kuehne of "purposefully, rudely, willfully, wantonly, intentionally, recklessly and flagrantly" awakening him and interrupting his family life by making his personal digital assistant "ping" him around the clock.

"Although electronic service, or e-service, for state cases filed in Miami-Dade County and other jurisdictions in Florida is barely in its infancy, Kuehne has learned to use it as a weapon to harass, annoy and invade the privacy of Harris," he wrote in two motions seeking restraining orders.

Kuehne called Harris' claim preposterous.

"It does not even pass the test of legitimacy," he said. "No lawyer has ever in my career complained about any aspect of my practice."

Harris cited 25 emails Kuehne sent after 6 p.m. and before 8 a.m. in his complaints and said he plans to amend them with more exhibits.

"On Feb. 19 alone between 12:04 a.m. and 1:03 a.m. Kuehne hit the 'send' button no fewer than seven times!!! ::::: PING PING PING PING PING PING PING :::::" Harris wrote.

Read it all here:


CAP OUT .....

Anonymous said...

All this idiot has to do is make his phone silent as to emails if he doesn't want them waking him up.

Anonymous said...

AM - Meetings about curbing violence in the community will not help. The community needs to do the following:

1) Fathers need to stick around. Families need to remain nuclear and intact.

2) People on public assistance need to work hard and strive to get off public assistance. It can be done, it just takes work.

3) Parents have to take an active interest in their education of their children. Public schools are not and cannot be expected to be babysitters.

4) People need to take pride in their community. If there is trash on the ground, pick it up. If a window is broken, fix it. Simply things like beautifying a community can make a huge difference in the way people treat it.

5) Teenage pregnancy needs to stop. No more 13 and 14 year old girls having babies.

6) The code of silence needs to end now. No more "stop snitching" mentality. Violent people will commit violent acts if they know they can get away with it.

Meetings, taking guns off the street. That won't solve the problem of violence. I can assure you that there are just as many guns available in the homes in rural communities where violence is low.

It's a mindset. Follow those steps for starters and you'll see big changes.

Anonymous said...

I have no problem with opposing counsel emailing me at 3:00 am just as long as it's not for a hearing at 9:00 am the same day.

Many companies send out emails in the middle of the night.

The lawyer bitching about this needs to shut his fucking phone off when sleeping or turn of the bing, bing, bing.

Rumpole said...

If you want to pick for the JETS you better send me an email. You're on the clock.

Philip Maniatty said...

12:44 is on the money, especially about #5, teenage pregnancy.

Anonymous said...

Re Cap:

JB is probably one of those lawyers who a. Turns off his fax at 445 pm and b. emails nasty pleadings at 5 pm for a 9 am hearings. And states at hearings "NEVER IN MY CAREER HAS ANY LAWYER....!!!"

Dude - what are you complaining about?


Anonymous said...

Feiler here -- up to four Seminoles in first round. Nuff said.

Anonymous said...

If you have ever dealt with JBH....then you are not surprised. Oy.

"Unabridged American Minority" said...


I partly agree with you, a majority of the problem is internal. I grew up in a house where my father owned guns, my siblings and I did not touch them, but let's not forget there are external components that cause these circumstances as well to say it's not would be blatant denial.