Friday, March 25, 2016

Bears Mock Draft for 2016 | Ticket King Inc.

Bears 2016 Draft Picks
As we continue our tour around the NFC North, our next mock draft takes us to the Packers oldest rival, the Chicago Bears. The Bears, looking to rebuild, have an extra fourth and an extra sixth pick to use as ammo. Having those picks will be huge during this rebuilding process. 

Round 1: Vernon Hargreaves/CB/Florida- This secondary is bad, really bad. You know what; let's not beat around the bush. This secondary is in need of major work. With the exception of Kyle Fuller, they could legitimately start all over with this secondary in 2016. Hargreaves would be a great place to start all over and would give them their ace cover man right of the bat.

Round 2: Connor Cook/QB/Michigan- This one is going to ruffle some feathers, but yes, it is time to move on from Jay Cutler. The Packers will be sad to hear this, as they experienced many great moments returning Jay Cutler interceptions for touchdowns. Cook is your classic big, strong pocket passer with a rocket arm and his mobility is better than most people realize.

Round 3: Jalen Mills/FS/LSU- The Bears secondary is bad. Not only do they need another corner, but they need to replace both safeties as well. Jalen Mills will come in and start from day one. Mills is a terrific athlete who can cover a lot of ground in a hurry, which could come in handy in a division where you have to chase the likes of Randall Cobb, Golden Tate, and Stefon Diggs around all day.

Round 4A: Miles Killebrew/SS/Southern Utah- Did I mention the Bears secondary is bad? Well, if you weren't paying attention before, the Bears secondary is bad. Like really, REALLY bad. Killebrew is another player who could come in and start from day one. Killebrew would be a good partner to the athletic Mills in the defensive backfield. Mills is an athletic cover safety. Killebrew is a downfield hitter and run stopper who likes to get down and dirty in the box.

Round 4B: Bryce Williams/TE/East Carolina- The Bears just lost Martellius Bennett to free agency. They have a hole at tight end that needs to be filled. Williams can fill it with his nice mixture of size and speed. Williams is unlikely to drop, but he currently does sit in this area of the draft on most boards.

Round 5: Malcolm Mitchell/WR/Georgia- Mitchell is one of the most unique prospects in this draft. He has the ability to be a star, but has never been able to put it all together for an extended period of time. Playing lots of different positions didn't help early in his career and neither did the Bulldogs bad quarterback situation recently, but he appears to have found a home at wide receiver. Now he needs to find a team that will get the most out of his talents.

Round 6A: Josh Ferguson/RB/Illinois- The Bears lost Matt Forte this offseason. Jeremy Langford is going to take over the primary role but they need to find some depth to help him out. Ferguson could be just that and he played right down the road, so the fans will know who he is.

Round 6B: Nick Kwiatkoski/LB/West Virginia- The Bears need to start rebuilding their line backing unit, which has been the backbone of Bears football for a century. Not saying Kwiatkoski will be the one, but he does provide a fresh young body and he will be a good project too. His ceiling is very high, and if they can get him to reach that ceiling, they will have hit a home run.

Round 7: Antwaun Woods/DT/USC- Another athletic type with a high ceiling, which is what the Bears need to focus on, being in the early stages of rebuilding and all. If they can hit on some of these high ceiling types, that will speed up their rebuild considerably. Standing 6' and 320 pounds, Woods is a big body with a high motor, and he can play at the next level.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Green Bay Packers Mock Draft 2016 | Ticket King

Packers 2016 Mock Draft
College football players test their raw physical skills and talents with numerous scouts from every NFL team watching every year at the NFL combine in Indianapolis, Indiana. Another combine has come and gone, so I thought it was high time for me to release my first edition of my Packers mock draft.

Round One: Hunter Henry/TE/Arkansas- The Packers top priority overall in this draft is adding some fresh young legs to their stale skill positions on offense. I like Richard Rodgers, but the Packers really need a pass catching tight end, especially one who can stretch the field. Henry is just that.

Round Two: Will Fuller/WR/Notre Dame- Expecting a 31-year-old Jordy Nelson coming off a torn ACL, who's calling card is speed, jump ball and double move, to return to form is both unfair to him and unreasonable for the Packers to expect. They need to add a vertical threat in the draft. My original idea was Corey Coleman, but he may not be around when the Packers go to draft in round one. So I instead opted for Henry, and will take Fuller here in round two.

Round Three: Dominique Alexander/ILB/Oklahoma- Alexander is undersized, but about athletic as it gets. The Packers could use more athleticism at the inside linebacker spot, especially one who excels at blitzing and pass coverage.

Round Four: Joel Haeg/OT/North Dakota State- The Packers offensive line battled through injuries last season. All five week one starters missed time at some point. When they are all together, they are one of the best in the business. Yes, they all missed time, but for Bulaga, it's just injury after injury throughout his entire career. At some point they need to cut the cord and move on from him. Haeg is a pass blocking specialist who fits the Packers system perfectly, and could replace Bulaga in short order.

Round Five: Jerrell Adams/TE/South Carolina- In addition to a pass catcher, the Packers also need a run blocker at tight end out of this draft. Adams can line up both off tackle, and in the slot, which gives him good versatility in this offense. But, the most important aspect he will bring to this franchise is his run blocking, which is really, really good.

Round Six: Aaron Green/RB/TCU- Eddie Lacy battled weight issues all season but will return at his normal weight next season. In fact, he is already down a considerable amount of weight if you look at a recent photo of his on Twitter. The Packers can get at least one more season out of Starks. However, they do have a big hole at the third running back spot, and could use an upgrade. Green is a home run hitter who relies on speed, which could be a perfect fit considering the skill sets of Lacy and Starks.

Round Seven: Ian Seau/OLB/Nevada- The nephew of the late NFL legend Junior Seau, Ian is a perfect fit for a 3-4 defense as an edge rusher. Seau has a nice frame for a 3-4 outside linebacker and is a good project that could turn into something down the road.