Expert NFL Mock: Part 4

This will be the final installment of this mock draft analysis. By now,
we’ve seen almost all of the high-upside players go. All that’s left is
fliers, kickers and defenses.

For Rounds 1-3, go here. Rounds 4-6 can be found here. And Rounds 7-9 went up on Tuesday.

ROUND 10
1. Steve Smith (NYG)
2. Danny Amendola
3. Eli Manning
4. Kevin Kolb (my pick)
5. Joe Flacco
6. Pierre Thomas
7. Matt Cassel
8. Jay Cutler
9. Lee Evans
10. Chris Cooley
11. Greg Little
12. Kellen Winslow

NOTES: I picked Kolb on the assumption he will land in Arizona, where he
would be the starter and throw to Larry Fitzgerald. … I’m not sold on
Mark Ingram fitting in with the Saints. Pierre Thomas is nice value
here. … Chris Cooley this late highlights the TE depth.

ROUND 11
1. Jacoby Ford
2. Michael Bush
3. James Jones
4. Aaron Hernandez
5. Ronnie Brown
6. Packers D
7. Deion Branch
8. Randy Moss
9. Danario Alexander (my pick)
10. Plaxico Burress
11. Tim Tebow
12. Hines Ward

NOTES: I like Danario as a simple flier. If healthy, he’s the best
receiver on the Rams. If he scuffles in camp, I’ll just cut bait. … My
favorite pick here is Tim Tebow. I think Kyle Orton is on the move and
Tebow will be the man. Big fantasy upside with his legs. … The pick I
hate here is the Packers D. I never take a defense before the
second-to-last round. They are just too unpredictable and there is
little separation.

ROUND 12
1. Steelers D
2. Nate Kaeding
3. Bears D
4. Emmanuel Sanders (my pick)
5. Shane Vereen
6. Chad Ochocinco
7. Thomas Jones
8. Rashad Jennings
9. Tony Moeaki
10. Jason Snelling
11. Montario Hardesty
12. Jets D

NOTES: By loading up on RBs early, I’m able to take a ton of fliers on
WRs. The latest is Sanders, who should move past Hines Ward on the depth
chart sooner rather than later. … The kicker pick here is simply
awful. Any flier is better than a kicker. … Rashad Jennings is a hot
pick right now thanks to Maurice Jones-Drew’s knee woes.

ROUND 13
1. Sebastian Janikowski
2. DeMarco Murray
3. Bernard Scott
4. Reggie Bush
5. Mike Sims-Walker
6. Dan Carpenter
7. Darren Sproles
8. Dallas D
9. Jacoby Jones (my pick)
10. Matt Bryant
11. Patriots D
12. Danny Woodhead

NOTES: There’s not much to see here. I like Bernard Scott as Cedric
Bensonis a free agent. I took Jacoby Jones just in case he beats out
Kevin Walter at training camp.

ROUND 14
1. Mason Crosby
2. Earl Bennett
3. LaDainian Tomlinson
4. Eagles D (my pick)
5. Tiki Barber
6. Ravens D
7. Christian Ponder
8. Giants D
9. Chargers D
10. Garrett Hartley
11. Niners D
12. Ben Tate

NOTES: Now is when I take my defense and kicker, and I suggest you do
the same. Aggressive owners can always find a defense to spot start
during the season anyway.

ROUND 15
1. Derrick Ward
2. Neil Rackers
3. Lions D
4. Stephen Gostkowski
5. Billy Cundiff
6. Leonard Hankerson
7. Jay Feely
8. Alex Henery
9. Adam Vinatieri
10. Austin Pettis
11. Steve Breaston
12. Torrey Smith

NOTES: Kickers!



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
Local

Gunther from 'Friends' talks Central Perk

We spoke with Gunther (James Michael Tyler) at the preview for new pop-up Central Perk, based on the cafe in "Friends."

Local

Central Perk opens in SoHo

Central Perk, of "Friends" fame, is giving out free coffee in SoHo through Oct. 18.

National

Beer sponsor Anheuser-Busch reproaches NFL over domestic abuse

Anheuser-Busch chastised the NFL for its handling of domestic violence cases, making it the first major advertiser to put pressure on the league.

Local

Sen. Krueger dishes on prospect of legal marijuana…

New Yorkers may see the legalization of recreational marijuana use as early as 2015 if State Senator Liz Krueger (D) gets her way. The Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act will…

Music

FREEMAN makes Freeman a free man from Ween

For nearly 30 years, Aaron Freeman was known endearingly to his listeners as Gene Ween. But with "FREEMAN," he makes it clear that he's gone somewhere else.

Television

'Outlander' recap: Season 1, Episode 6: 'The Garrison…

Whipping, punching, kicking and a marriage contract. "Outlander" is not for the faint of heart this week with "The Garrison Commander."

The Word

The Word: Hey girl, it's a girl for…

It's a girl for Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes, who reportedly welcomed a daughter last Friday, according to Us Weekly. The super-private couple managed to…

Television

TV watch list, Tuesday, Sept. 16: 'New Girl,'…

Check out the season premiere of "New Girl," as Jess competes with Jessica Biel for a guy's attentions.

MLB

5 top contenders for NL Rookie of the…

The outing rekindled award talk for deGrom, who appears to hold the top spot for NL Rookie of the Year honors. Metro breaks down a few other contenders.

College

College football Top 25 poll (AP rankings)

College football Top 25 poll (AP rankings)

NFL

Tom Coughlin says Giants 'beat themselves' against Cardinals

Head coach Tom Coughlin, who had a day to cool off and reflect, still sounded like he had a gnawing feeling in his gut.

NFL

Marty Mornhinweg accepts blame for Jets timeout fiasco

Jets fans looking for a scapegoat for Sunday’s timeout fiasco found a willing party on Monday: Marty Mornhinweg.

Style

Rachel Zoe: New York Fashion Week Spring 15

Rachel Zoe goes 'Glam bohemia' for Spring.

Food

Where to find SweeTango apples

Introduced in 2009, SweeTango — a hybrid of Honeycrisp and Zestar — is a sweet apple with plenty of crunch.

Style

London Fashion Week recap

London Fashion week gets in on the action with politics, heritage and summertime living.

Food

Padma Lakshmi's recipe for green mango curry

Padma Lakshmi shares her recipe for green mango curry in UNICEF's new book, "UNICHEF."