NFL Mock Draft Battle: NFL Mocks’ Josh Sanchez Vs PFT’s Mike Florio

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[editor note] We like to think of ourselves as draft lovers and “experts” here at NFLmocks so I got to thinking, how would we stack up vs the experts? Well, Sayre and I are going to submit our final mock drafts to the Huddle Report, but I asked each of our writers to write a final mock draft and then we’d compare it and score it vs renowed draft experts. Site contributor Josh Sanchez chose to take on Mike Florio from ProFootballTalk.com.

Scoring is pretty simple. We’ll use the Huddle report method. One point for each player that actually goes in the first round (a possible total of 32 points). Then each player that is matched to the correct team will be worth an additional 2 points (for a total of 64 additional points). Simple, enough right? Now this is Mike Florio’s mock that he is working on during the opening segments of his PFT Live show leading up to the draft. Josh’s words after the page break.

Part of the intrigue leading up to the NFL draft happens to be the mock drafts released. We all like to take the information that is being leaked and spread through the draftnik community while putting it all together and then playing NFL GM. The picks are not always based on most immediate need, but scheme, personalities, and connections bring players to teams that you may not have imagined. In my final mock, I have a few surprises — as does Mr. Florio. Let’s see how we stack up.

This is FINAL as constituted 4/28 7:26 EST.

1. Carolina (2-14) – Cam Newton, QB, Auburn
FLORIO’S PICK: Cam Newton, QB, Auburn

2. Denver (4-12) – Von Miller, LB, Texas A&M
FLORIO’S PICK: Marcell Dareus, DT, Alabama

3. Buffalo (4-12) – Marcel Dareus, DL, Alabama
FLORIO’S PICK: Von Miller, LB , Texas A&M

4. Cincinnati (4-12) – AJ Green, WR, Georgia
FLORIO’S PICK: Blaine Gabbert, QB, Missouri

5. Arizona (5-11) – Blaine Gabbert, QB, Missouri
FLORIO’S PICK: Robert Quinn, OLB, North Carolina

6. Cleveland (5-11) – Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU
FLORIO’S PICK: AJ Green, WR, Georgia

7. San Francisco (6-10) – Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska
FLORIO’S PICK: Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU

8. Tennessee (6-10) – Nick Fairley, DL, Auburn
FLORIO’S PICK: Julio Jones, WR, Alabama

9. Dallas (6-10) – JJ Watt, DE, Wisconsin
FLORIO’S PICK: Tyron Smith, OT, USC

10. Washington (6-10) – Julio Jones, WR, Alabama
FLORIO’S PICK: Jake Locker, QB, Washington

11. Houston (6-10) – Robert Quinn, OLB, North Carolina
FLORIO’S PICK: Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska

12. Minnesota (6-10) – Da’Quan Bowers, DE, Clemson
FLORIO’S PICK: Da’Quan Bowers, DE, Clemson

13. Detroit (6-10) – Tyron Smith, OT, Cal
FLORIO’S PICK: Anthony Costanzo, OT, Boston College

14. St. Louis (7-9) – Aldon Smith, DE, Missouri
FLORIO’S PICK: Nick Fairley, DT, Auburn

15. Miami (7-9) –Ryan Mallett, QB, Arkansas
FLORIO’S PICK: Mike Pouncey, OL, Florida

16. Jacksonville (8-8) – Ryan Kerrigan, DE, Purdue
FLORIO’S PICK: Andy Dalton, QB, TCU

17. New England – from Oakland (8-8) – Mike Pouncey, OL, Florida
FLORIO’S PICK: JJ Watt, DE, Wisconsin

18. San Diego (9-7) – Cameron Jordan, DE, Cal
FLORIO’S PICK: Cameron Jordan, DE, Cal

19. New York Giants (10-6) – Anthony Costanzo, OT, Boston College
FLORIO’S PICK: Corey Liuget, DT, Illinois

20. Tampa Bay (10-6) – Justin Houston, DE, Georgia
FLORIO’S PICK: Adrian Clayborn, DE, Iowa

21. Kansas City* (10-6) – Gabe Carimi, OT, Wisconsin
FLORIO’S PICK: Nate Solder, OT, Colorado

22. Indianapolis* (10-6) – Nate Solder, OT, Colorado
FLORIO’S PICK: Gabe Carimi, OT, Wisconsin

23. Philadelphia* (10-6) – Jimmy Smith, CB, Colorado
FLORIO’S PICK: Jimmy Smith, CB, Colorado

24. New Orleans* (11-5) – Corey Liuget, DT, Illinois
FLORIO’S PICK: Aldon Smith, DE, Missouri

25. Seattle* (7-9) – Jake Locker, QB, Washington
FLORIO’S PICK: Ryan Mallett, QB, Arkansas

26. Baltimore* (12-4) – Muhammad Wilkerson, DE, Temple
FLORIO’S PICK: Phil Taylor, NT, Baylor

27. Atlanta* (13-3) – Kyle Rudolph, TE, Notre Dame
FLORIO’S PICK: Kyle Rudolph, TE, Notre Dame

28. New England* (14-2) – Mark Ingram, RB, Alabama
FLORIO’S PICK: Mark Ingram, RB, Alabama

29. Chicago* (11-5) – Marvin Austin, DT, North Carolina
FLORIO’S PICK: Akeem Ayers, LB, UCLA

30. New York Jets* (11-5) – Phil Taylor, NT, Baylor
FLORIO’S PICK: Jabaal Sheard, OLB, Pitt

31. Pittsburgh* (12-4) – Derek Sherrod, OT, Mississippi State
FLORIO’S PICK: Danny Watkins, OL, Baylor

32. Green Bay* (10-6) – Akeem Ayers, OLB, UCLA
FLORIO’S PICK: Ryan Kerrigan, OLB, Purdue

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