After I read about the San Francisco 49ers selections in this mock draft, I immediately went to CNN to see if there were any reports of hallucinatory drugs being found in the South Florida water supply.
This mock draft incorporated an amazing shift in drafting order due to trades. It’s been known to happen, so I was willing to go along. The Miami Dolphins were the major movers. Fine.
In a trade with the Dolphins, Dallas got to jump from No. 14 to No. 8. The Dolphins, temporarily at No. 14, traded again with AFC East cohort New England, giving the Patriots the right to draft at No. 14 as the Dolphins loaded up on more late-round picks and slid to No. 27, where they selected Ryan Tannehill, the quarterback out of Texas A&M.
First: let’s consider the idea of Bill Belichick of the Patriots trading up in the draft. He loves draft picks, but he doesn’t like having real high ones. Screws up the Patriots' salary balance.
Second: An AFC East team trading with Bill Belichick and allowing the Pats to move up? That happens about…never.
That’s where my laptop got Frisbee’d across the room. But it even slides south from there. What follows is the grade of each round.