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SteelCityNightmare
12-22-2007, 04:09 PM
1. Miami Dolphins – Glenn Dorsey, DT, LSU
The Dolphins defense is 30th in the league against the run, 27th in points allowed and 29th in total sacks. They need some help on the defensive side of the ball, and Dorsey is the best defensive player available so he gets the nod here. Other possible selections include Jake Long (OT, Michigan), Chris Long (DE, Virginia), and James Laurinaitis (ILB, Ohio State).

2. St. Louis Rams – Chris Long, DE, Virginia
Only five teams allow more points than the St. Louis defense. They need defensive personnel at all levels. Because there is no one in the defensive backfield worthy of a top two pick, so they will probably look to improve their meager defensive line. Chris Long is the best player available so he gets the nod. Other possible selections include James Laurinaitis (ILB, Ohio State), Jake Long (OT, Michigan) and Sedrick Ellis (DT, USC).

3. Atlanta Falcons – Matt Ryan, QB, Boston College
The Falcons need help on both sides of the ball, primarily at quarterback, the offensive line, and the defensive front seven. Many are locking the Falcons at QB here, due to the revolving door they have had at the position. However, with the amount of quality QBs in the free agent market (Derek Anderson, Phillip Rivers, etc.) and the Falcons owner wanting to make a big splash in the FA market due to the horrid publicity it has received from the Michael Vick and Bobby Petrino nightmares, I do not necessarily believe it has to be a quarterback. However, I feel that it probably will and they will take the best available here with Matt Ryan. Other possible selections include Jake Long (OT, Michigan), James Laurinaitis (ILB, Ohio State), Brian Brohm (QB, Louisville) and Sedrick Ellis (DT, USC).

4. New York Jets – Jake Long, OT, Michigan
The Jets could go a number of directions here. They are 25th in total defense, and 30th against the run. However, they have problems with the offensive line, particularly on the RT position, as well as being 19th in rushing, and 25th in passing. Also looking them in the face is probably the best player overall in the draft, halfback McFadden from Arkansas. However, I believe they go for need here, and try to sure up the offensive line. There has been much debate with whether Jake Long can play left tackle, but not much about whether or not he could switch to the right side. That is where the Jets need help so it would be a good fit. Other possible selections include Sedrick Ellis (DT, USC), Darren McFadden (HB, Arkansas), and Vernon Gholston (DE, Ohio State).

5. Baltimore Ravens – Brian Brohm, QB, Louisville
The Baltimore Ravens offense is pathetic. Plain and simple. They rank near the bottom in most offensive categories including passing (21st), rushing (18th), and overall offense (23rd). Steve McNair is not getting any younger and neither Boller or Smith are the answer. Baltimore is also struggling on the other side of the ball, ranking 21st in interceptions and 23rd in total sacks. Although they could look at the defensive side of the ball, I think most Baltimore fans would want Billick’s head for not addressing the offense in the first round. Brian Brohm is probably the most NFL ready QB past Matt Ryan so he gets the call. Other possible selections include Vernon Gholston (DE, Ohio State), Mike Jenkins (CB, South Florida), and Keith Rivers (OLB, USC).

6. Kansas City Chiefs – Ryan Clady, OT, Boise State
The KC offensive line is pathetic this year. This is especially troublesome for the franchise because this used to be a staple of the team. It has hurt the running game tremendously (ranked 29th), as well as the passing game (ranked 23rd). Other positions that need looked at is the CB position, which are currently filled by two great players that are on the back end of their careers (Ty Law and Patrick Surtain). Jared Allen is also a free agent, and has not reached an extension with the Chiefs, which most likely means he will be gone in free agency. Another target for QB of the future Brodie Croyle would be possible as well. There are no receivers being worthy of selected this early and the Chiefs will have to make a decision what side of the ball needs help the most. Clady is being projected as a mid 1st currently, but I have a feeling his stock is going to shoot up considerably with workouts and the combine. Other possible selections include Vernon Gholston (DE, Ohio State), Mike Jenkins (CB, South Florida), or Sedrick Ellis (DT, USC).

7. New England Patriots (f/ SF) – James Laurinaitis, ILB, Ohio State
This is almost not fair and I hope that San Francisco wins their last two games so this pick falls a bit further. However, this is where they currently sit and with questions about Maroney’s toughness, I think that McFadden could be the selection here. However, I feel that their defensive side of the ball needs a lot more work, with players such as Asante Samuel possibly being lost in free agency. They LB core is aging, and Laurinaitis would be a good fit in New England. They could also lose Randy Moss to free agency, so WR needs to be considered as well. Other possible selections include Mike Jenkins (CB, South Florida), Kenny Phillips (S, Miami), or a strong possibility to trade down to address other needs such as WR and/or OG. Possible suitors could be someone looking to draft Darren McFadden, teams like Seattle, Dallas, Cleveland, Houston, and Detroit.

8. Oakland Raiders – Vernon Gholston, DE, Ohio State
McFadden could go here at eight, but this would be dependent on whether Oakland decides to sign free agent Justin Fargas in the off season. He has been having a great year, and could be their answer at HB. Oakland, however, has larger struggles in the trenches on both sides of the ball. They are 30th against the run, and they need some youth on the defensive line. The offensive line also continues to need work, although their play has improved this season. A true number one target is also needed for their QB, who as a team currently are ranked 30th in passing. However, I do not feel Otah will slide into the top 10, and I see them addressing the defensive line and that is why Gholston gets the nod here. Other possible selections include Sedrick Ellis (DT, USC), Darren McFadden, (HB, Arkansas), Jeff Otah (OT, Pitt), and Desean Jackson (WR, Cal).

9. Chicago Bears – Andre Woodson, QB, Kentucky
The Bears in a very similar position to the Ravens, in which their offense is anemic and their defense is paying the price for it. Even though it is likely that the Bears are going to look offense in the first, they could decide to look for someone in the defensive secondary, mainly because of the injury prone Mike Brown. However with the offense ranked near the bottom in nearly every offensive category, rushing (32nd), points per game (22nd), and struggles with opening holes on the offensive line, the Bears need to address this first. They could go in a number of directions, and the difficulty of the decision only gets complicated more with McFadden in the mix. However, with drafting Benson only being selected three years ago and very early in his development, they may not want to invest another top ten pick in the running back position. Another receiving option is needed, and the QB position is a constant struggle for this team. That is why the Kentucky QB gets the call. Other possible selections include Kenny Phillips (S, Miami), Jeff Otah (OT, Pitt), Desean Jackson (WR, Cal), and Darren McFadden (HB, Arkansas)

10. Cincinnati Bengals – Sedrick Ellis, DT, USC
Cincinnati’s defense is terrible, and they are mostly to blame for being one of the more disappointing teams within the last several years. They allow nearly 120 yards per game on the ground and get little to no pressure on the opposing QBs (30th in sacks). Some defensive line and secondary help is needed. However, the offensive side of the ball is not without its problems, as Ocho Sinko has looked like Ocho Stinko in several games this season. Also Carson Palmer would benefit from another target in the middle of the field, presumably from the TE. However, they are not going to address that this early. Other possible selections include Darren McFadden (HB, Arkansas), Jeff Otah (OT, Pitt), Mike Jenkins (CB, South Florida), and Keith Rivers (OLB, USC).

11. Arizona Cardinals – Darren McFadden, HB, Arkansas
New Coach Ken Whisenhunt gets a dream come true when the most talented player in the draft falls all the way to the 11th pick. A top three talent, McFadden could work with veteran running back Edgerrin James and could give Arizona the legitimate running threat that Whisenhunt’s offense desperately needs. It will also help take some of the pressure off of QB Matt Leinart and that impressive set of receivers. McFadden is this year’s Brady Quinn/Adrian Peterson. Arizona does have other glaring needs that could be addressed here, such as LT, DE, and the defensive backfield, but McFadden is too big of a selection for this franchise to pass up. Other possible selections include Jeff Otah (OT, Pitt), Mike Jenkins (CB, South Florida), Kenny Phillips (S, Miami), Malcom Jenkins (CB, Ohio State).

12. Philadelphia Eagles – DeSean Jackson, WR, Cal
Philadelphia is going to be a tough team to project. They need another offensive play maker to take the pressure off of Brian Westbrook, could address the offensive tackle position, and have issues throughout their defense, particularly upfront. This year’s draft is particularly deep at tackle, so I think Philadelphia will look to address this in later rounds. Although they have options defensively at this point in the draft (Jenkins, Rivers, Phillips, Campbell), Desean Jackson is too explosive of a player to pass up. He could come in and have an immediate impact on a lackluster set of WRs. Other possible selections include Mike Jenkins (CB, South Florida), Kenny Phillips (S, Miami), Malcom Jenkins (CB, Ohio State), and Jeff Otah (OT, Pitt).

13. Detroit Lions – Mike Jenkins, CB, South Florida
With a defense that is 31st against the pass, and 20th against the run, there are some immediate needs that need to be met within the first 3 rounds of the draft. Detroit has some particular concerns at cornerback. On the offensive side of the ball, they have one of the weaker rushing attacks in the league. This could be because of their play calling and amount of injuries, but there is a definite need to improve the offensive line, especially the interior line. Detroit might also consider trading up to take a swipe at Darren McFadden, who slipped to pick 11. They could snag him at pick 7 with New England, or pick 8 with Oakland, both of which could trade down to gather some more picks. However, the offensive line is deep in this year’s draft so they will focus in the secondary. Other possible selections include Malcolm Jenkins (CB, Ohio State), Jeff Otah (OT, Pitt), Antoine Cason (CB, Arizona) and Steve Slaton (HB, WVU).

14. Denver Broncos – Keith Rivers, OLB, USC
Denver more than likely look to replenish some talent on their aging defensive side of the ball. The Broncos are ranked 31st against the run and total points allowed, and most of this is because of poor defensive line play. However, the Broncos need young talent at all levels of their defense, because of many aging players. A playmaking LB would be a significant upgrade, as Ian Gold Nate Webster has not lived up to what they had hoped to get out of them. On the offensive side of the ball, the line play also needs some work due to diminished efforts from older players. Otah could be looked at here, but he does not fit well in Denver’s zone blocking scheme. Because of this, I feel they look at the defensive side of the ball and make Rivers their selection at 14. Other possible selections include Jeff Otah (OT, Pitt), Sam Baker (OT, USC), Kenny Phillips (S, Miami), and Calais Campbell (DE, Miami).

15. Carolina Panthers – Jeff Otah, OT, Pittsburgh
Carolina is another more disappointing team in the NFL this season. Delhomme has been hurt much of the year, and David Carr has not panned out, with the offense ranking 27th in total yards and 28th in passing. Carolina will look to bring in their QB of the future to learn under Delhomme, however, I do not see them taking one in the first round. Carolina has more pressing concerns in their offensive line and in their defensive secondary. Kenny Phillips is available here, but in order to take some pressure of the QB and WR Steve Smith, they need to add some stability at the offensive line position. Otah is a road grinder that can help establish the running game as well as protect Delhomme’s blind side. However, do not be surprised if they go with another skill position such as WR, to give them someone to compliment Steve Smith. The Panthers are 28th in the league in receiving, so this is no means out of the question. Possible other selections include Kenny Phillips (S, Miami), Malcolm Kelly (WR, Oklahoma), Limas Sweed (WR, Texas), and Gosder Cherilus (OT, Boston College).

16. Houston Texans – Jonathan Stewart, HB, Oregon
The Texans are another possible suitor to trade up to get McFadden, but with other areas of concern, I doubt they could put the package together to get him. However, they will be eyeing a running back, as well as an offensive tackle. The defensive backfield should also be a consideration, as they have struggled at times this season. However, they need to protect their investment in Matt Schaub. The Texans will likely be torn between drafting a running back and an offensive tackle. However, they have avoided drafting a tackle in the first for several years, and because of the depth at the position in the draft, they will probably wait until later in day one to get one. The Texans go out and get their feature back. Other possible selections include Steve Slaton (HB, WVU), Felix Jones, (HB, Arkansas), Gosder Cherilus (OT, Boston College), and Sam Baker (OT, USC).

17. Washington Redskins – Gosder Cherilus, OT, Boston College
If Joe Gibbs sticks around, it is painfully obvious that he wants to run the football. However, they are struggling in creating wholes for Clinton Portis, and the offensive line will need to be addressed. Also, the defensive line play has been lacking as the Skins would love to find a DE that can get some pressure off the corner. However, with the amount of talent at WR and HB, there is no excuse that this offense is not better than it is. The O-line is the focus and they pick goes to Cherilus. Other possible selections include Sam Baker (OT, USC), Calais Campbell (DE, Miami), Derrick Harvey (DE, Florida), and Kentwan Balmer (DT, North Carolina).

18. Buffalo Bills – Malcolm Jenkins, CB, Ohio State
Buffalo has been one of the nicer surprises in the NFL, performing much above their level of talent on the team. However, they have needs at all positions on defense, as well as at WR. There is not much talent behind Lee Evans, and another WR would help alleviate the pressure on the QB carousel that takes place there. QB is not an option in the draft, but Buffalo may look at one in free agency. Trent Edwards seems to be their guy for the time being. However, the defensive unit is ranked 31st in overall yards, 28th against the pass, and 21st against the run. They are also very poor in getting pressure on the QB, which also needs to be addressed. Take your pick as to what they address. Likely, they go with best defensive player available, which at this point in the draft would be Malcolm Jenkins on my board. Other possible selections include Kenny Phillips (S, Miami), Calais Campbell (DE, Miami), Malcolm Kelly (WR, Oklahoma), and Dan Connor (OLB, Penn State).

19. New Orleans Saints – Kenny Phillips, S, Miami
The Saints pass defense is terrible (ranked 30th), and needs to improve. This is the bottom line with this team. Whether it be addressed in free agency or the draft is unknown but it is unlikely they will be able to land one of the premier CB or S in the upcoming free agent market. Also, New Orleans will be in an ideal position to land potentially the best S in the draft in Kenny Phillips. New Orleans also needs to fill gaps at DT, which has been struggling with collapsing the pocket and getting pressure, as well as LB. These could also be positions that are looked into. However, if the secondary is not addressed in free agency, it needs to be addressed in the first round and they cannot do any better than Phillips. Other possible selections include Dan Connor (OLB, Penn State), Quentin Groves (OLB, Auburn), Antoine Cason (CB, Arizona) and Frank Okam (DT, Texas).

20. Tennessee Titans – Malcolm Kelly, WR, Oklahoma
Vince Young has very little offensive weapons and they have still done well enough to be in the playoff hunt in week 16. However, in order to improve they are going to have to bring in some targets for VY at the WR and TE positions. The D-line may also be a problem for Tennessee next year because of Haynesworth in free agency. However, they will most likely try to help Vince in the first round, giving him another target to throw the ball to. The best available at this point would be Malcolm Kelly, and he will get the nod here. Other possible selections include Calais Campbell (DE, Miami), Limas Sweed (WR, Texas), Derrick Harvey (DE, Florida) and Frank Okam (DT, Texas).

21. Minnesota Vikings – Mario Manningham, WR, Michigan
The Vikings have to be pleasantly surprised with the progress the offense has made this season. Although they need to be more consistent, the addition of Adrian Peterson and improved play of Tavaris Jackson and Chester Taylor have made the Vikings a sleeper in the 2007 playoffs. However, they lack options at WR, which ranks at 31st in the NFL. Although the left side of the line is anchored down by Steve Hutchinson, they need to bolster the right side. The pass defense is also struggling, currently ranked at 24th in the NFL in total yards, as well as dead last in passing. However, they will probably continue to try and improve the anemic passing game and Manningham with his speed in a dome is a scary thought. Other possible selections include Frank Okam (DT, Texas), Derrick Harvey (DE, Florida), Limas Sweed (WR, Texas) and Sam Baker (OT, USC).

22. New York Giants – Frank Okam, DT, Texas
The G-men are continuing to struggle defensively, but only seem like they are just a few parts away from taking that next step toward a Super Bowl run. However, more consistent play out of the QB, and the team as a whole will be needed before they will ever sniff the big game. This year they have several options in which they can go with including OLB, DT, OT, and even WR. The more glaring needs seem to be at DT which has had subpar play this season and depth at WR, which is lacking behind an inconsistent Plaxico Buress. A stud LT would make the Giants O-line very impressive, but the depth is there that it could be addressed at a later time. The Giants need a run stuffer in the middle and this is where they will target in the first round. However if this need is met in the off-season (i.e. Albert Haynesworth), look for them to add depth at LB. Other possible selections include Dan Connor (OLB, Penn State), Sam Baker (OT, USC), Limas Sweed (WR, Texas) and Early Doucet (WR, LSU).

23. Dallas Cowboys (f/ Cle) – Limas Sweed, WR, Texas
Dallas when making the deal that landed Brady Quinn in Cleveland, probably thought that they locked up a top ten pick. Cleveland has surprised everyone and is contending not only for a playoff spot, but for the AFC North title. Regardless, Dallas can address their needs in the late first round, especially with two 1st round picks. This also gives them the option to trade up and make a play for Darren McFadden, which would make Dallas a contender for years to come. However, if they keep the picks, Dallas needs to address depth problems at DT, WR, and CB. Albert Haynesworth could be an option in the off-season, and Okam would have been the likely choice if available. There is also little depth at WR, with Glenn and TO approaching the end of their career and Crayton possibly gone in free agency. Dallas has the luxury of the extra pick and because of this will take a chance on local Limas Sweed. Other possible selections include Dan Connor (OLB, Penn State), Kentwan Balmer (DT, North Carolina), Aqib Talib (CB, Kansas), and Antoine Cason (CB, Arizona).

24. San Diego Chargers – Antoine Cason, CB, Arizona
San Diego will primarily focus on depth, as they have little holes. However, their play has not lived up to the talent level of the team, although they have won the division. Some players will be brought in in hopes of bringing a level of competition at some positions. San Diego is thin at the defensive line, and that could be a possibility. They are also aging rapidly at both safety positions and this could be addressed in the first round. Depth behind Cromartie needs to added, as both Jammer and Florence have been decent, but nothing as shining as Cromartie has this season. Wide receiver is also another position that could use some young blood, however, they will likely focus on the defensive side of the ball. It may come down to best player available, which at this point in the draft would be Cason. Other possible selections include Kentwan Balmer (DT, North Carolina), Aqib Talib (CB, Kansas), Calais Campbell (DE, Miami), and Early Doucet (WR, LSU).

25. Seattle Seahawks – Steve Slaton, HB, West Virginia
HB play for the Seahawks has been inconsistent due to injury and it is no secret that Sean Alexander is not getting any younger. Seattle may take a shot at McFadden, but have other areas that may limit what they can offer to trade up and snag him. They would also like to have a shot at local talent Jonathan Stewart, but he was taken by Houston. Also after the Hutchinson debacle, they are looking to sure up their offensive line. Depth needs to be added at the tackle position with the likelihood of Walter Jones retiring within the next couple of seasons. Slaton would give them versatility out of the backfield and a possible heir to the throne when Alexander parts ways. Other possible selections include Sam Baker (OT, USC), Felix Jones (HB, Arkansas), John Carlson (TE, Notre Dame) and Fred Davis (TE, USC).

26. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Sam Baker, OT, USC
Tampa Bay has to be excited to have a quality OT fall to them at the 26th position. They have struggled with injuries on the O-line much of the season in particular with Petitgout. They are also need depth at WR and are continuing their search for a significant play maker on offense; something they have lacked in recent memory. Jeff Garcia is not getting any younger, and there is no heir apparent behind him, so this position needs to be addressed at some point in the draft. But with a quality pass blocker in Baker, there is no way they would be willing to pass him up in order to protect their aging QB. Tampa Bay may entertain offers to trade down in order to gain a pick or two. The Pittsburgh Steelers may be interested if they are sold on Baker to help with their pass protection or do not feel they would be able to land Chris Williams. Other possible selections include Chris Williams (OT, Vanderbilt), Early Doucet (WR, LSU), Derrick Harvey (DE, Florida), and Calais Campbell (DE, Miami).

27. Pittsburgh Steelers – Calais Campbell, DE/DT, Miami
The Steelers could go in several directions in the first round. They lack depth at WR, as Hines Ward continues to age and Santonio Holmes being their only consistent threat. The offensive line’s porous play needs to be addressed at all positions and should be one of the main areas addressed in both the draft and the off season. The defense’s stats are also deceptive, as they lack physicality at the corners, and get absolutely no pressure from their complex blitzing scheme. Willie Parker would also benefit from a large HB if they feel that Davenport is not the answer in that role. The defensive line is also aging, and additional depth is needed. There is also the possibility of the eventual switch to the 4-3, which would lead to an over haul at many positions. Pittsburgh tends to draft on what they need, and because of the multiple needs, they may draft the best available at any of their several needs. Calais Campbell is one of the few bright spots on that Miami defense and is consistently in the backfield. He would help bolster the d-line at both the DE and DT positions due to his size and athleticism. Pittsburgh would have liked a shot at Otah or Cherilus, but can address the line later in the draft. Other possible selections include Chris Williams (OT, Vanderbilt), Derrick Harvey (DE, Florida), Reggie Smith (CB/S, Oklahoma), Justin King (CB/WR, Penn State), Quentin Groves (DE/OLB, Auburn) and Adarius Bowman (WR, Oklahoma).

28. Jacksonville Jaguars – Dan Connor, OLB, Penn State
Although the Jags have issues at WR, they are more than likely going to address them in free agency and/or the later rounds in the draft. The Jags are going to look on the defensive side of the ball, at all levels. The Jaguars have few holes, and the tremendous play of Garrard has given them flexibility in where they should go in the first round. Jacksonville will probably take the best player available, which would lead them to a difficult decision between OLB Dan Connor, DE Derrick Harvey, and CB Leodis McKelvin. Can’t say that I would complain with a difficult decision like that. Regardless, Jacksonville should come out of the first better defensively than what they went in, and that is all they can ask for. I think Connor will be too good to pass up and will get the call at 28. Other possible selections include Chris Williams (OT, Vanderbilt), Derrick Harvey (DE, Florida), Leodis McKelvin (CB, Troy), and Aqib Talib (CB, Kansas).

29. Green Bay Packers – Leodis McKelvin, CB, Troy
Thanks to the strong play of surprise starting HB Ryan Grant, the Packers are not obligated to look at a HB in the first, at least for another season. However, this could change as they are currently near the bottom of the league in rushing and may feel that he is not the answer there. However, I get the feeling they are happy with his play and my try to bolster the offensive line in order to improve those numbers. And although the defense has been much improved this season, the defensive secondary is aging and lacks depth. Green Bay would have loved to add Connor to the opposite side of AJ Hawk who has had a tremendous season, but he is already off the boards. Green Bay will likely scoop up the best secondary player available in McKelvin. Other possible selections include Aqib Talib (CB, Kansas), Chris Williams (OT, Vanderbilt), Derrick Harvey (DE, Florida), and Quentin Groves (DE/OLB, Auburn).

30. San Francisco 49ers (f/ Ind) – Adarius Bowman, WR, Oklahoma
San Francisco needs play makers on offense amongst other things. They have really taken a step back this year, and will need to go back to the drawing board to see where things went wrong this year. The San Francisco front seven has played poorly and ranks 27th against the run this season. There is no push on the front lines and no pressure from their linebackers. On the offensive side of the ball, they are in dead last in points scored per game and have seen diminished play from pretty much all positions. San Francisco could go in several directions, none of which would be bad. They just need to figure out what is needed more: a strong presence on the defensive line or a potential deep threat for Alex Smith to throw to. I think they go on the offensive side of the ball and hope to address the defensive later in day one. Other possible selections include Chris Williams (OT, Vanderbilt), Derrick Harvey (DE, Florida), Quentin Groves (DE/OLB Auburn), and Early Doucet (WR, LSU).

31. Dallas Cowboys – Justin King, CB, Penn State
Dallas addressed their lack of depth at WR with their first pick in the draft, and this time go to the defensive side of the ball. Justin King is a versatile young player that also played WR at Penn State earlier in his career. He has excellent hands and could add depth in the Dallas secondary that could be desperately needed.

fenikz
12-22-2007, 04:11 PM
If McFadden fell to the Cardinals I would blow a load, RB may not be a big need for us but you can't pass up on talent like that, although i could see the Front Office screwing us like when the passed on Peterson last year for a need.

Bills2083
12-22-2007, 04:23 PM
Great Bills pick.
We could get a WR in round 2, and LB/TE in round 3

princefielder28
12-22-2007, 04:42 PM
I would be satisfied with the Packers selection

scar988
12-22-2007, 05:05 PM
3. Atlanta Falcons Matt Ryan, QB, Boston College
The Falcons need help on both sides of the ball, primarily at quarterback, the offensive line, and the defensive front seven. Many are locking the Falcons at QB here, due to the revolving door they have had at the position. However, with the amount of quality QBs in the free agent market (Derek Anderson, Phillip Rivers, etc.) and the Falcons owner wanting to make a big splash in the FA market due to the horrid publicity it has received from the Michael Vick and Bobby Petrino nightmares, I do not necessarily believe it has to be a quarterback. However, I feel that it probably will and they will take the best available here with Matt Ryan. Other possible selections include Jake Long (OT, Michigan), James Laurinaitis (ILB, Ohio State), Brian Brohm (QB, Louisville) and Sedrick Ellis (DT, USC).

um, no. not eve nyour alternates were right., we will go with the BPA and get Darren McFadden there. ALSO, Ryan and Brohm aren't even close to worth the pick so why would we waste our selection on them? Also, Ellis isn't a possibility because he is way too small for the NT spot where we actually need the help at.

Don Killuminati
12-22-2007, 06:36 PM
Gholston to Oakland is great. But, with regards to McFadden, Fargas re-signing or not won't have any impact on the decision to draft or pass McFadden. Huggy has had a nice season, but let's be real. Kid's a #2/spot starter. He doesn't have the durability to handle a heavy load or the track record to believe he ever could.

thebow305
12-22-2007, 07:14 PM
that would suck if both Kenny and Calais fell that far, too bad it won't happen.

ripdw27
12-22-2007, 07:22 PM
not to bad, havent followed prospects to much so i dont know what kinda depth there is later.. but i would prefer kenny phillips or sam baker at the 14th spot. i think we should go with a top tier db or o lineman and look for someone solid at lb in the 2nd or 3rd

not bad tho i give it a B

SteelCityNightmare
12-22-2007, 07:48 PM
3. Atlanta Falcons – Matt Ryan, QB, Boston College
The Falcons need help on both sides of the ball, primarily at quarterback, the offensive line, and the defensive front seven. Many are locking the Falcons at QB here, due to the revolving door they have had at the position. However, with the amount of quality QBs in the free agent market (Derek Anderson, Phillip Rivers, etc.) and the Falcons owner wanting to make a big splash in the FA market due to the horrid publicity it has received from the Michael Vick and Bobby Petrino nightmares, I do not necessarily believe it has to be a quarterback. However, I feel that it probably will and they will take the best available here with Matt Ryan. Other possible selections include Jake Long (OT, Michigan), James Laurinaitis (ILB, Ohio State), Brian Brohm (QB, Louisville) and Sedrick Ellis (DT, USC).

um, no. not eve nyour alternates were right., we will go with the BPA and get Darren McFadden there. ALSO, Ryan and Brohm aren't even close to worth the pick so why would we waste our selection on them? Also, Ellis isn't a possibility because he is way too small for the NT spot where we actually need the help at.

I totally agree wit that prospect as I am not sold on Ryan or Brohm either. BUt they are going to need an answer at QB and where are they going to get it from (your suggestion)? I doubt they are going to be able to lure Phillip Rivers out of SD, and unless they go with someone like Culpepper or Rex Grossman, they are going to be stuck with what they have. Vick really screwed you guys over and too bad they did not know about the dog fighting until after they traded Schaub away.

scar988
12-22-2007, 07:58 PM
I totally agree wit that prospect as I am not sold on Ryan or Brohm either. BUt they are going to need an answer at QB and where are they going to get it from (your suggestion)? I doubt they are going to be able to lure Phillip Rivers out of SD, and unless they go with someone like Culpepper or Rex Grossman, they are going to be stuck with what they have. Vick really screwed you guys over and too bad they did not know about the dog fighting until after they traded Schaub away.
um, the 2nd round, the 3rd round, FA, NEXT YEAR is most likely though.

Caddy
12-22-2007, 08:35 PM
Very solid Buccaneer pick and some good choices for alternate selections.

regoob2
12-22-2007, 09:14 PM
I would be very upset if the Bears passed on Mcfadden, i dont think rb is the biggest need but how could mcfadden really fall out of the top 10.

SteelCityNightmare
12-22-2007, 09:18 PM
I agree that McFadden is unlikely to drop out of the top 10. I do not see him dropping out of the top 5. However, just tryin' something a bit different, and weirder things have happened.

Im shooting to do another one of these after the regular season is over, and then another after the playoffs is over. Hopefully, I can get a three rounder together for April sometime.

scottyboy
12-22-2007, 09:29 PM
the giants pick is ok, but Cason would be a MUCH better pick.

and the Giants D is struggling? when the hell did that happen? are we in week 2 again?

SteelCityNightmare
12-22-2007, 09:32 PM
maybe inconsistent is a better word?

scottyboy
12-22-2007, 09:35 PM
maybe inconsistent is a better word?

yea, that's probably better i guess. I mean, we're like the 7th best rated D in the league, after a horendous start. It could be upgraded, but just saying Cason would be the best pick. We need CB more than any other position. but a more talented DT is an option, but mainly if CB and OLBs on the board were weak

giver17
12-22-2007, 09:59 PM
1. Miami Dolphins Glenn
[B]21. Minnesota Vikings Mario Manningham, WR, Michigan
The Vikings have to be pleasantly surprised with the progress the offense has made this season. Although they need to be more consistent, the addition of Adrian Peterson and improved play of Tavaris Jackson and Chester Taylor have made the Vikings a sleeper in the 2007 playoffs. However, they lack options at WR, which ranks at 31st in the NFL. Although the left side of the line is anchored down by Steve Hutchinson, they need to bolster the right side. The pass defense is also struggling, currently ranked at 24th in the NFL in total yards, as well as dead last in passing. However, they will probably continue to try and improve the anemic passing game and Manningham with his speed in a dome is a scary thought. Other possible selections include Frank Okam (DT, Texas), Derrick Harvey (DE, Florida), Limas Sweed (WR, Texas) and Sam Baker (OT, USC).
could be desperately needed.

First off, Childress doesn't believe in taking WR in the first round, unless it were to be a freak like DJ. With that said, I highly doubt that WR would be our main target here. Also, I dont really see how in the heck you think another first round possiblity for us would be a DT... maybe you didn't hear, but we have the best DT tandum in the league. infact, they are both Pro Bowl starters... you need to re-think some of these picks.

PS: there is absolutely 100% NO chance McFadden falls to 11, or out of the top 5 for that matter

DiG
12-22-2007, 11:01 PM
wow huge reach with gosder in rd 1.

21ST
12-23-2007, 08:38 AM
Huge reach for the skins i would rather us take a WR or CB

Xiomera
12-23-2007, 09:46 AM
13. Detroit Lions – Mike Jenkins, CB, South Florida
With a defense that is 31st against the pass, and 20th against the run, there are some immediate needs that need to be met within the first 3 rounds of the draft. Detroit has some particular concerns at cornerback. On the offensive side of the ball, they have one of the weaker rushing attacks in the league. This could be because of their play calling and amount of injuries, but there is a definite need to improve the offensive line, especially the interior line. Detroit might also consider trading up to take a swipe at Darren McFadden, who slipped to pick 11. They could snag him at pick 7 with New England, or pick 8 with Oakland, both of which could trade down to gather some more picks. However, the offensive line is deep in this year’s draft so they will focus in the secondary. Other possible selections include Malcolm Jenkins (CB, Ohio State), Jeff Otah (OT, Pitt), Antoine Cason (CB, Arizona) and Steve Slaton (HB, WVU).


This pick would have looked a lot smarter had you excluded the analysis.

BaLLiN
12-23-2007, 10:46 AM
Antoine Cason isnt a possibility for the giants?

hugegmenfan
12-23-2007, 03:31 PM
the giants pick is ok, but Cason would be a MUCH better pick.

and the Giants D is struggling? when the hell did that happen? are we in week 2 again?

yeah give us cason. i do not understand why you say the giants D is "struggling". the D has been pretty solid as far as i can tell and i watch every week. DT is not a need. we have Fred Robbins who is a standout and cofield who is a solid 2nd year player plus we just drafted jay alford last year in the 3rd round who is a good rotational player. we need a Wr or CB round 1

derza222
12-23-2007, 03:38 PM
I think the Jets go Gholston there as our OLB, not Long. Tough to spend top 5 money on a right tackle. Also, I don't see Sed Ellis as a potential fit for us in the 3-4 at all. Too light for NT, too short for DE.

ATLDirtyBirds
12-23-2007, 03:42 PM
Are you a Cards fan?

d34ng3l021
12-23-2007, 03:50 PM
My lackeys have handled the situation well.

LonghornsLegend
12-23-2007, 04:25 PM
If McFadden last past the top 5 someone is probably going to trade up for him...But he wont last even that long, alot of those top teams who need a qb would take mcfadden and find a vet qb this season, then draft a qb next season, but teams like Chicago and Oakland wont pass him, especially since oakland has a qb of the future, getting mcfadden would be lovely for them

johbur
12-23-2007, 04:48 PM
AZ would cream themselves if they picked up DMc at #11. The funny thing would be to see everybody choose them to win their division after that and then watch as they fail to make the playoffs again. Also most unlikely pick to me.

For GB, Leodis OK. I'm looking for a top quality safety to replace Bigby. Rouse hasn't shown he can stay healthy and SS continues to be a weakness.

Travis 24
12-23-2007, 04:57 PM
Philly passes the top CB and safety for a WR...ouch..

Rich Jr
12-23-2007, 04:58 PM
OMG I heart Phillips!

G-Men88
12-23-2007, 10:14 PM
DB for the Giants. CB or S

KCJ58
12-24-2007, 04:56 PM
I like Chris Long i also like Jake Long it will though to choose but im gonna say Jake

Bosanac01
12-24-2007, 05:16 PM
No way 3 QBs are top ten and McFadden is out.

DMBZeppelin
12-28-2007, 02:25 AM
Respectfully disagree with the Bears passing up on McFadden. Rex gets an unfair wrap. He's had 4 horrible games on Prime Time, that have hurt his reputation. The Bears have shown time and time again they can win with him. He's shown time and time again he can carry the Bears if the defense falters.

He only reaffirmed my belief in him after throwing 1 INT in 5 games with a HORRIBLE O-line after being benched. Rex has also had to suffer with a lack of weapons during his tenure with the Bears. Rex usually throws well doing play action. There'd be more down field plays available with McFadden.

So would the Bears rather have a duo of Rex + McFadden... or Woodson + Benson?

LonghornsLegend
12-28-2007, 03:13 AM
I was so amused with McFadden falling so far I forgot to tell you how bad the cowboys draft was, really bad...


Limas Sweed is a horrible pick, its too early for him imho, and we dont need another big guy, if we take a wr it will be along the lines of lavelle hawkins, donnie avery, maybe desean jackson if we take one early, but no way will it be limas sweed


and justin king is the exact opposite of the type of corner wade wants, big and physical...granted he's talented but he doesnt fit the type of corners wade needs to run his defense


neither of those players will be on the cowboys board