4th Annual Bird Cage Mock Madness Competition

Get Your Mocks In………

No Big Trades, but Good Players Abound (AJC)

It’s that time again Bird Cage Patriots, time to take a look at all the prospects you can and finalize your mocks for the 4th Annual Bird Cage Falcons Full Mock Competition. You give your own mocks, get points for various reasons, and win. If possible, a small prize might be available for the winner.

Rules and Regulations

1) Each player can have two different mocks (if you only do one mock, you are at a competitive disadvantage)

2) All mocks must be submitted on here (or by email to dawsondevitt@hotmail.com) by THIS FRIDAY @ 5 PM

3) There may be a small prize involved for the winner if I can scrounge some money together.

4) Scoring is as follows:

(*) Direct Hit = 3 points (you choose Brandon Thompson to be picked in 2nd round = 3 points)

(*) Right Position, Wrong Player = 2 points (you choose the Falcons to pick an offensive linemen in 3rd. They take an OL, but not the player you chose. You chose OL Mitchell Schwartz, they picked OL Zebrie Sanders)

(*) Right Player, Wrong Spot = 2 points (you choose the Falcons to select a certain player (Mychal Kendricks), but they select him in the wrong draft spot)

(*)Right Side of the Ball = 1 point (in an effort to increase the point total, if you select the correct side of the ball ( offense vs. defense), you get one point regardless of the player or position. ((EX)) you have them taking Ladarius Green in round 3. They take Isaiah Pead @ RB instead. You chose offense in that spot, so you get 1 point

Mocks Submitted So Far. Here we go……..

Seminole Warrior

Clemson defensive lineman Brandon Thompson, of Thomasville, runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis on Monday, Feb. 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

Thompson a Popular Pick (AP)

Round 2: Brandon Thompson

Round 3: Zebrie Sanders

Round 5: James Hanna (change – moved up)

Round 6: Ron Leary (moved up)

Round 7: Austin Davis (new quarterback selection)

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Round 2: Kelechi Osemele

Round 3: Mike Martin

Round 5: James Hanna (change – moved up)

Round 6: Ron Leary (moved up)

Round 7: Austin Davis (new quarterback selection)

Coop

55 – Brandon Thompson – DT

84 – Ladarius Green – TE

157 – Michael Brewster – OC

192 – Audie Cole – ILB

249 – Kellen Moore – QB

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55 – Kevin Zeitler – OG

84 – Orson Charles – TE

157 – Phillip Blake – OC

192 – Duke Ihenacho – S

249 – Austin Davis – QB

Fanatic Falcon Fan (F3)

2) Brandon Thompson DT, Clemson

3) Mitchell Schwartz OT, California

5) Tim Fugger DE/OLB, Vanderbilt

6) Dominique Davis QB, East Carolina

7) Ryan Balentine WR, Southern Miss

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2) Kelechi Osemele OL, Iowa State

3) Ben Jones C, Georgia or Mychal Kendricks LB, California

5) T.Y. Hilton wr

6) Austin Davis QB, Southern Miss

7) Myles Wade NT, Portland State

Big Lou

Cal's Mitchell Schwartz (6-5 1/2, 320 pounds) could be headed to the ATL.

Schwartz also a Popular Pick

2nd Round: Brandon Thompson – DT

3rd Round: SS/FS – Brandon Taylor

5th: OT – Donald Stephenson

6th Round: TE – Orson Charles

7th Round: QB – Kellen Moore

Ed

2 (55) Dwayne Allen, TE, Clemson

3 (84) James-Michael Johnson, ILB, Nevada

5 (157) Nick Foles, QB, Arizona

6 (192) Nate Potter, OT, Boise State

7 (229) Micah Pellerin, CB, Hampton

7 (249) Devon Wylie, WR, Fresno State

darrell starks

#55 Brandon Thompson DT

#84 Zebrie Sanders OT

#192 Jarius Wright WR

#229 Jonathan Massaquoi OLB

#249 Kellen Moore QB

Hamad Meander

2nd round: Mitchell Schwartz – OT – California

3rd round: Jared Crick – DE – Nebraska

5th round: Ben Jones – C – Georgia

6th round: James Hanna – TE – Oklahoma

7th round: Kourtnei Brown – DE – Clemson

7th round: Kellen Moore – QB — Boise State

waynester

Alabama Crimson Tide defensive lineman Josh Chapman (99) is pictured in the second half of an NCAA college football game against North Texas at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

Many Would Be Happy with Chapman (AP)

2nd DT Brandon Thompson

3rd WR Ryan Broyles

5th OT Donald Stephenson

6th DE Tim Fugger

7th DB/S Tavon Wilson

7th(C) TE Adrien Robinson

Screen Pass

2nd – M. Hendricks – ILB, Cal

3rd – Isaiah Pead – RB Cincinnati

5th – Nick Jean-Baptiste – DT, Baylor

6th – Kellen Moore – QB, Boise St.

7th – Brian Peters – S, NW

7th – Bradley Sowell – OT, Ole Miss

D3

2nd round: Brandon Thompson – DT, Clemson

3rd round: Ladarius Green – TE, Louisiana-Lafayette

5th round: Brandon Hardin – S, Oregon State

6th round: Nate Potter – OT, Boise State

7th round: Marquis Maze – WR, Alabama

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2nd round: Kelechi Osemele – OT, Iowa State

3rd round: Brandon Taylor – S, LSU

5th round: James Hanna – TE, Oklahoma

6th round: Akiem Hicks – DT, Regina

7th round: Kellen Moore – QB, Boise State

MongoTaz

2nd Round: Brandon Thompson – DT

3rd Round: Mychal Kendricks LB

5th: Ladarius Green – TE

6th Round: – T.Y. Hilton WR

7th Round: – Kellen Moore QB

Die Hard Falcon

2nd round — Dwayne Allen TE Clemson

3rd round — George Iloka S Boise St.

5th round — Josh Chapman DT Alabama

6th round — Marvin McNutt WR Iowa

7th round — Kellen Moore QB Boise St.

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2nd Mock

2nd round — Jeff Allen OL Illinois

3rd round — Ladarius Green TE Louisiana Lafayette

5th round — Ben Jones OL Georgia

6th round — Tim Fugger DE/LB Vandy

7th round — Marquiz Maze WR Alabama

Bob

55: DT Brandon Thompson – Clemson

84: OT Mitchell Schwartz – California

157: WR Joe Adams – Arkansas

192: S Winston Guy – Kentucky

249: TE Adrien Robinson – Cincinnati

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55: OG Amini Silatolu Midwestern State

84: TE Ladarius Green La.-Lafayette

157: DT Josh Chapman Alabama

192: WR Jarius Wright Arkansas

249: S Charles Mitchell Mississippi State

Elaine

2nd- Brandon Thompson DT

3rd- Ben Jones C/G

5th-Tavon Wilson S

6th- Tim Fugger DE/OLB

7th- Steven Baker OT

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2nd- Kelechi Osemele- OT

3rd- Mike Martin DT

5th- Michael Egnew- TE

6th- Gino Gradkowski G/C

7th- TJ Graham WR

Mike

2- Brandon Thompspn DT

3- Brandon Brooks OG

5- Nate Potter OT

6-Jake Bequette DE

7-Najee Goode ILB

(***) Apologies if I have missed your mock. Please email me @ dawsondevitt@hotmail.com or just post your mock on here.

(**) Mocks will be updated to the post soon after they are received on this thread.

(*) If you want to re-do your mock after tonight, you certainly can, just make sure to indicate which mock is your final mock before tomorrow (Friday, April 27th) @ 5 pm

Draft Time……..

1,384 comments Add your comment

MongoTaz

April 26th, 2012
4:30 pm

2nd Round: Brandon Thompson – DT

3rd Round: Mychal Kendricks LB

5th: Ladarius Green – TE

6th Round: – T.Y. Hilton WR

7th Round: – Kellen Moore QB

Screen Pass

April 26th, 2012
4:31 pm

Yikes. TY D3 for putting me up there but obviously I’ll need to ask for change as B. Sowell was just a place holder pick to represent getting a developmental LT. I’ll have to look up that small school guy I finally decided on. I’ll get a finalized form to use in a lil while. If you would like to put my Isaiah Pead sales pitch over here feel free as the blog monster will eat it if I try. I’m not doing full presentations after Kendricks and Pead as the rest are developmentals and not high probability immediate impact players.

Die Hard Falcon

April 26th, 2012
5:24 pm

1st Mock
2nd round — Dwayne Allen TE Clemson
3rd round — George Iloka S Boise St.
5th round — Josh Chapman DT Alabama
6th round — Marvin McNutt WR Iowa
7th round — Kellen Moore QB Boise St.

2nd Mock
2nd round — Jeff Allen OL Illinois
3rd round — Ladarius Green TE Louisiana Lafayette
5th round — Ben Jones OL Georgia
6th round — Tim Fugger DE/LB Vandy
7th round — Marquiz Maze WR Alabama

Bob

April 26th, 2012
5:34 pm

Was gonna wait & see how tonight shakes out, but my brain’s starting to hurt, so here goes:

Mock 1
55: DT Brandon Thompson Clemson
84: OT Mitchell Schwartz California
157: WR Joe Adams Arkansas
192: S Winston Guy Kentucky
249: TE Adrien Robinson Cincinnati

Mock 2
55: OG Amini Silatolu Midwestern State
84: TE Ladarius Green La.-Lafayette
157: DT Josh Chapman Alabama
192: WR Jarius Wright Arkansas
249: S Charles Mitchell Mississippi State

Elaine

April 26th, 2012
5:45 pm

2nd- Brandon Thompson DT

3rd- Ben Jones C/G

5th-Tavon Wilson S

6th- Tim Fugger DE/OLB

7th- Steven Baker OT

or

2nd- Kelechi Osemele- OT

3rd- Mike Martin DT

5th- Michael Egnew- TE

6th- Gino Gradkowski G/C

7th- TJ Graham WR

Mike

April 26th, 2012
6:00 pm

While I still believe that there will be some trading by TD and Co. I believe we could see a 1st next year for a 2nd and 1 or 2 mid to late round picks or maybe a 2nd next year for a couple of mid round selections. However here is what I think with what they currently have.
2- Brandon Thompspn DT
3- Brandon Brooks OG
5- Nate Potter OT
6-Jake Bequette DE
7-Najee Goode ILB

JB FALCON

April 26th, 2012
6:05 pm

Good luck for the posts that are up so far. Being a wait and see type person I have had to schedule the completion time of my mock to be late Satruday night. I will possibly be a little past the dealine to get into the contest but I plan on being very accurate. That takes time, ya’ know?

PoolerSpirit

April 26th, 2012
6:15 pm

1st Mock
2. Ronnell Lewis, LB
3. Donald Stephenson, OT
5. Hebron Fangupo, DT
6. James Hanna, TE
7. B.J. Coleman, QB

2nd Mock
2. Alameda Ta’amu, DT
3. Brandon Washington, OG
5. Nigel Bradham, LB
6. Rhett Ellison, TE
7. Aaron Corp, QB

D3

April 26th, 2012
6:18 pm

Mocks have been updated to reflect all that have submitted…………….so far.

http://blogs.ajc.com/atlanta-falcons-fans/2012/04/26/4th-annual-bird-cage-mock-madness-competition/

Screen Pass

April 26th, 2012
6:18 pm

Thank god it is done. Instead of 2 mocks I just used alternatives in same round. We need a NT but D. Stephenson is a good developmental pass protection OT and that takes precedence for example.

2. Mychal Kendricks – ILB, Cal
3. Isaiah Pead – RB, Cinci
5. Donald Stephenson – OT, Oklahoma Alt Nick Jean-Baptiste – NT, Baylor
6. Kellen Moore – QB, Boise St. Alt James Hanna – TE, Oklahoma
7. Adrian Robinson OLB, Temple Alt Brian Peters – S, Northwestern

UFDA;
Dustin Waldron – OT Portland State
Cam Holland – OC UNC
DJ Hall – OC Texas State San Marcos
Darien Weems – OT Oregon
Donovan Robinson – OLB, Jackson St.
Chigbo Anunoby – NT/DT Morehouse
Ishmaa’ily Kitchen – NT/DT Kent St.
T.J. Barnes – NT/DT Georgia Tech

As you can see I did not “forget” about our lines. I just simply put the talent where it belongs and am shooting for difference makers. There is so much developmental talent that wasting low picks on longshots make no sense. I could probaly fit a ton more UDFA guys in there by why bother? I’m not getting paid except for the big stiff drink I’m about to pay myself.

waynester

April 26th, 2012
6:26 pm

Interesting that mongotaz had t y hilton in a mock since that was the “sleeper’ player Cowherd was ribbing Dimitroff with today. That’ll be a hoot if he does it…. the guy is a good player…..

Will

April 26th, 2012
6:30 pm

1st Mock
2. Brandon Thompson, DT Clemson
3. Donald Stephenson, OT Oklahoma
5. Adrien Robinson, TE Cincinatti
6. Gino Gradkowski, C Delaware
7. Emil Igwenagu, FB/H-B Massachusetts

2nd Mock
2. Mitchell Schwartz, OT California
3. LaDarius Green, TE UL LaFayette
5. Malik Jackson, DE Tennessee
6. Cody Pearcy, WR/KR Huntingdon
7. Jacquies Smith, DE/OLB Missouri

waynester

April 26th, 2012
6:33 pm

Would ya’ll trade our 2nd for Dwight Freeny? Word is, Colts might do it….

Will

April 26th, 2012
6:36 pm

Can any Big 10 picks be eliminated now?

Just kidding, lol.

Screen Pass

April 26th, 2012
6:48 pm

“Would ya’ll trade our 2nd for Dwight Freeny? Word is, Colts might do it….” – waynester

Wouldn’t trade a social disease or even Sam Baker for Freeny at the moment. We can’t afford him at the 19mil or so he’s getting and even if he reworked to 9mil a year I doubt we could fit that in without serious damage down the road. Alot of Falcon fans are oblivious to how much “hidden” money is already on our books waiting to rear its ugly head.

Chub Rock

April 26th, 2012
7:01 pm

Freeney is due to make 14 mill in 2012. I doubt we have the cap space for that move even if we cut Ovie and Baker. Freeney has already refused a restructure from the Colts.

Chris

April 26th, 2012
7:03 pm

What time does the second round start tomorrow?

Chub Rock

April 26th, 2012
7:15 pm

I like the James Hanna pick. I think you draft a LT in the 2nd with the mindset that he develops for 1 year and will be your starting LT in 2013. I like LT Kelechi Osemele in the 2nd. I like NT Ta’amu Alameda in the 3rd. TE James Hanna in the 5th. WR Devon Wylie in the 6th. QB Aaron Corp in the 7th.

Chub Rock

April 26th, 2012
7:22 pm

It has begun.
The Browns acquired the No. 3 pick in the draft from the Vikings in exchange for four draft picks, including the No. 4 overall.

waynester

April 26th, 2012
7:34 pm

2 OT/G Osemele
3 DT Martin
5 TE Rodriguez
6 DE J Miller
7 QB Moore

2 DT D Wolfe
3 S M Martin
5 TE Rodriguez
6 OT McCants
7 QB Moore
My first mock was based on the O and D linemen I like being there, the second, on them being gone before we pick. The one D3 has in the body of the story was based on guys we’ve visited personally. Chances are that’ll be the most accurate, but these represent my own biases…..

waynester

April 26th, 2012
7:35 pm

ps, SP(see what I did there)
I wouldn’t do the Freeny deal either….

waynester

April 26th, 2012
7:38 pm

looks like most of us have our later round boards pretty firmly set–it’s the first two that have our collective minds boggled….

Screen Pass

April 26th, 2012
7:51 pm

“ps, SP(see what I did there)
I wouldn’t do the Freeny deal either….” – waynester

We all could do a hundred more and not a one of us be close. I don’t think there is a snowballs chance on an Atlanta street in June that my draft is close. I tried to fit needs in like a “big nickel” in B. Peters but he is so under the radar we could get him UDFA easy where my OT sleeper Dustin Waldron is a must have overpay for kinda guy. I highly doubt if I could find him some NFL scout couldn’t. Arian Robinson is D3’s find but he is a must have for me too thus he is drafted while he probably will be UDFA. I don’t know about that as some ILB that missed the combine put up Kendricks like numbers and shot himself up boards recently. I watched film and he is weak ,timid with no kamikaze killer instinct..a loafer if you will, and yet because he is 1inch taller and his arms are a half inch longer he has shot past even Kendricks on some boards. I’m just glad to be done.

Sportaree

April 26th, 2012
8:00 pm

Shucks…I don’t have anything firmly set.
JB Do you mind if I wait and copy your picks Sat nite?

uga_b

April 26th, 2012
8:03 pm

I feel sad that I did not have the time to research–especially with how the ESPN coverage has been trending. I expect them to really cover at most 5 players in depth.

waynester

April 26th, 2012
8:20 pm

SP I was guessing that Kendricks , Thompson Silatolu etc would be gone….

Screen Pass

April 26th, 2012
8:28 pm

“SP I was guessing that Kendricks , Thompson Silatolu etc would be gone….”- waynester

Considering my two picks are being scouting most heavily by playoff teams that can afford such luxuries easily and before us I don’t think they will be there either. I don’t think anyone truly worth a damn will be there and it will probably be better to trade back. Problem is, the talk on trade rumor sites is tons of teams are looking to trade back not up…sigh.

JJ

April 26th, 2012
8:43 pm

Waiting on the run for DT, should start soon unfortunately.
TB messed up not taking claiborne, cb.

Fanatic Falcon Fan (F3)

April 26th, 2012
8:46 pm

Just got home (wedding anniversary today), so a day of taking my sweetie hither and yon, priorities, don’t ‘cha know. F3 is Faithful to Family First.

I hadn’t really expected my idle musings dripping with optimistic angst to appear in the article, need to add Fame to all those F’s for F3 (each and every one clean, amazingly enough).

Final, less wishy washy mock coming shortly, worth every penny you are paying to read it :-) .

Chris

April 26th, 2012
8:50 pm

They keep saying this is the first draft after the rookie pay scale was implemented, was not last years the first? Atlanta was the first to realize the rookie pay scale would make the price to move up more expensive. Look what Washington paid to move up for RG3. We did it before it was a trend and we got JJ, a way better player than anyone in this draft.

Chris

April 26th, 2012
8:53 pm

I agree jj, tampa messed up, Barron is still a good player.

NFL Stats

April 26th, 2012
8:54 pm

May the Schwartz be with you.

waynester

April 26th, 2012
8:57 pm

Panthers really got better–MRyan was just hoping that Kuechly wouldn’t wind up in our division….

JJ

April 26th, 2012
9:00 pm

Chris, after seeing Barrons video I was saying we could use him!
Still love the JJ trade but its painfull tonight. Besides megatron, JJ will be the next WR superstar for the next 10yrs, no dought! Better then Green, calm down doggies!

Big Ray

April 26th, 2012
9:01 pm

Somehow I knew that the Dolphins would reach for Tannehill. They may have gotten little more than an athletic version of Blaine Gabbert….not that I know enough to say this with confidence, or care enough to be right or wrong…

waynester

April 26th, 2012
9:01 pm

Wow Gilmore and his family/friends were NOT happy with him going to upstate NY and didn’t bother to hide it, even though he went much higher than expected….

JJ

April 26th, 2012
9:02 pm

Love all the trades due to rookie scale.

Big Ray

April 26th, 2012
9:04 pm

Scott Pioli snags Dontari Poe for the Chiefs.

Big Ray

April 26th, 2012
9:09 pm

draftcountdown has us taking Mitchell Schwartz now, instead of Osemele.

Big Ray

April 26th, 2012
9:13 pm

Iggles got a bit scarier on defense. On the line, anyway.

waynester

April 26th, 2012
9:13 pm

Ray
I’m following DraftTek’s updated coverage–they’ve been remarkably prescient so far….

Big Lou

April 26th, 2012
9:14 pm

Eagles are going to have a sick defensive line.

waynester

April 26th, 2012
9:14 pm

They still have us taking Osemele….

Big Ray

April 26th, 2012
9:18 pm

Waynester,

Imma have ta check dem out….

waynester

April 26th, 2012
9:19 pm

Apparently, TB was counting on Claiborn still being there when they traded back from #5 and the ‘Boys skunked ‘em leaving them to “settle” for Barron at 7….

Big Lou

April 26th, 2012
9:20 pm

Cardinals are my Darkhorse for the 2012 season.

waynester

April 26th, 2012
9:20 pm

they’ve missed on a few with all the trades but they’r still over .500…..

waynester

April 26th, 2012
9:21 pm

Lou
I still think a lot of coach Whisenhunt–a good Falcon…

Big Ray

April 26th, 2012
9:21 pm

Yeah, they also have Kendricks going with the very next pick, waynester .

LOL….shhhhhhh, don’t tell Screen Pass….

JJ

April 26th, 2012
9:29 pm

Thus the DT run begins…