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NinerFan52
02-06-2008, 05:10 PM
This is my first ever mock draft, so be gentle. Criticism is very much appreciated. :)

Trades:
#1 overall pick from Miami to Dallas for the #22 pick and the #28 pick overall and Marion Barber.

#5 overall pick from Kansas City to Cincinnati for # 9 pick overall and a fourth round pick.

#7 overall pick from New England to Detroit for the #15 overall and a third round pick in the 2009 draft.

#15 overall pick from New England to Atlanta for two second round picks and a fourth round pick in the 2009 draft.

#18 overall pick from Houston to San Francisco for the #29 pick overall a fifth round pick and a third pick in the 2009 draft

#34 overall pick from St Louis to New Orleans for the #41 overall and a sixth round pick.

http://espn.go.com/photo/2006/1208/ncf_i_mcfadden_195.jpg

1. Dallas (Through Miami) - Darren McFadden. RB
Jerry Jones has fallen in love with D-Mac who is arguablly the best overall player in the draft, and will trade away two first round picks and his pro bowl running back to get him.

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2. St Louis - Glenn Dorsey. DT
The Rams have probably the hardest decision to make in the draft. Do they go after Chris Long, Glenn Dorsey, Sedrick Ellis, or Jake Long? Well, they can't really go wrong here as every player fills a big need. So, I think they'll go after the man who has been the consesus number one defensive player for the entire college season last year.

http://media.rivals.com/IMAGES/Player/video/JAKELONG250_0718.JPG

3. Atlanta - Jake Long. OL
Matt Ryan is tempting here, but I just don't see him being worth a top 3 pick. So Atlanta will shore up there offensive line, with the best tackle in the draft. Whenever the Falcons do find their franchise quarterback he'll be well protected.

http://i.a.cnn.net/si/2007/writers/bill_trocchi/10/17/conference.rankings/t1_long.jpg

4. Oakland - Chris Long. DE
Al Davis doesn't get the flashy Darren McFadden here, but his silver medal ain't too bad. Long is a great fit for Oakland's defense and will become an instant star going to his father's old team.

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5. Cincinnati (Through Kansas City) - Sedrick Ellis. DT
Cincinnati trades up to secure a great defensive tackle. Sedrick Ellis saw his stock sky rocket after a monstrous Senior Bowl week.

http://www.ncaagridirongab.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/10/gholston-50.jpg

6. New York Jets - Vernon Gholston. DE/LB
Gholston will be a great peice to add to a young defense, and could develop into a monster pass rushing 3-4 olb.

http://media3.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/photo/2007/09/15/PH2007091500115.jpg

7. Detroit (Through New England) - Leodis McKelvin. CB
Detroit trades up and grabs the number one corner in the draft. After the combine McKelvin will likely become a top ten pick and Detroit needs some desperate help in their secondary.

http://blog.nj.com/rutgers_football/2007/10/medium_amarrijack.JPG

8. Baltimore - Mike Jenkins. CB
I know. I know. With Matt Ryan still on the board how are the Ravens going to pass him up? Well, this pick really depends on who the new head coach will be, but I think the number one priority will be to grab a guy to replace the often injured Samari Rolle.

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9. Kansas City (Through Cincinnati) - Ryan Clady. OT
Kansas City trades down, grabes a few extra late round picks and still land the second best offensive lineman in the draft. Not a bad move.

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10. New Orleans - Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. CB
New Orleans pass defense was absolutely terrible. Jason David proved to be a huge bust in New Orleans' system, and Mike MacKenzie will only be getting older. Cromartie might be a reach here, but he'll have a nice combine and probably become a top 15 pick.

http://images.usatoday.com/sports/college/_photos/2006-12-02-oklahoma.jpg

11. Buffalo - Malcom Kelly. WR
The Bills need a number two wide reciever to take defensive attention away from Lee Evans. With Evans, Lynch, and Kelly Edwards will have a nice set of weapons and the Bills should have a great offense.

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12. Denver - Jeff Otah. OT
The Broncos need help stopping the run, but the value isn't there at the 12th spot. They may try trading up for Ellis, but if they get stuck with the 12th pick I think they'll upgrade their offensive line with Jeff Otah to protect the young Jay Cutler.

http://www.draftinsiders.com/system/files/images/Kenny_Phillips.jpg

13. Carolina - Kenny Phillips. S
The Panthers could draft a young tackle, with both their left and right tackles possibly leaving through free agency, but they can't pass up Kenny Phillips with the 13th pick.

http://graphics.fansonly.com/schools/vand/graphics/auto/150200williams.jpg

14. Chicago - Chris Williams. OT
Matt Ryan is a big temptation here, but the Bears have had terrible luck with quarterbacks, so they'll just upgrade their pass protaction here, and maybe trade for a veteran quarterback later.

http://noezbuckets.files.wordpress.com/2007/09/matt-ryan.jpg

15. Atlanta (Through New England) - Matt Ryan. QB
Atlanta trades back into the first round to nab the falling Ryan, and New England makes sure to add a few more picks for themselves later in the draft.

http://media3.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/photo/2006/09/16/PH2006091600831.jpg

16. Arizona - Jonthan Stewart. RB
The Cards get a great franchise back here to replace the aging Edgerrin James. Stewart has the tools to become the back in the draft.

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17. Minnesota - Reggie Smith. DB
The Vikes could take a reciever here, but I doubt they do. They're pass defense could use an upgrade and they get a big one with Reggie Smith who could play either Safety or Corner.

http://www.playitsmart.org/newsimages/977-med.jpg

18. San Francisco (Through Houston) - Desean Jackson. WR
The Niners trade up to grab a big weapon for the offense. Mike Martz will have a lot of fun finding ways to get Jackson the ball, and will help turn the Niner offense turn around.

http://assets.espn.go.com/photo/2006/1010/ncf_g_willingham_275.jpg

19. Philadelphia - Mario Manningham. WR
The Eagles need a playmaker at wide reciever. Whether McNabb or Kolb is the QB next year, they need someone to throw to. Manningham has good, hands, speed, and size, and should develop into the number one reciever.

http://www.brianbrohmonline.com/images/brian-brohm%20(5).jpg

20. Tampa Bay - Brian Brohm. QB
Jeff Garcia can't start forever. Brohm will definately sit behind Garcia for at least a year, but Tampa can't let Brohm fall any further.

http://www.nfldraftdog.com/images/Kentwan%20Balmer%20large.jpg

21. Washington - Kentwan Balmer. DT
The Redskins need more pass rush. Andre Carter is pretty good off the edge, but they need a big man who can bring pressure up the middle and Balmer is definately the guy.

http://assets.espn.go.com/photo/2007/0412/ncf_g_campbell_195.jpg

22. Miami (Through Dallas)- Calais Campbell. DE
Miami uses their first first-round pick to upgrade their defensive line, and pick up a guy with ridiculous upside.

http://graphics.boston.com/bonzai-fba/Third_Party_Photo/2007/07/06/1183728792_1351.jpg

23. Pittsburgh - Gosder Cherilus. OT
With Alan Faneca and Max Starks most likely leaving in the off season, the steelers will have to adress an offensive line that simply let too many people get their hands on the quarterback.

http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/41013000/jpg/_41013292_football.jpg

24. Tennessee - Limas Sweed. WR
Sweed is a bit of a reach here, but the Titans need a reciever who Vince Young can get the ball to, and they already know he can get it to Sweed, so why not grab him a little early.

http://www.pe.com/imagesdaily/2007/09-23/usc23wld_400.jpg

25. Seattle - Fred Davis. TE
Seattle could easily go runningback here, but the running back class is quite deep and they can find a guy for their franchise in the second round, so they upgrade their passing game with a great recieving tight end.

http://media.scout.com/Media/Image/43/433678.jpg

26. Jacksonville - Derrick Harvey. DE
Jacksonville gets great value for one of the best ends in the draft, and a great guy to next to Marcus Stroud and John Henderson.

http://vmedia.rivals.com/IMAGES/PROSPECT/PHOTO/PATRICKSIMS1_21150.JPG

27. San Diego - Pat Sims. DT
What do you give the team with virtually no holes? How about a little more depth on the defensive line? You can't go wrong with a big run stopper like Sims.

http://www.ocregister.com/newsimages/sports/2006/10/13_usc_med.jpg

28. Miami (Through Dallas) - Sam Baker. OT
Miami grabs another lineman, this time on the other side of the ball, to help in their rebuilding process.

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29. Houston (Through San Francisco) - Aqib Talib. CB
Houston trades down and still grabs a great corner to play opposite Dunta Robinson, and help out in the pass defense.

http://media.collegepublisher.com/media/paper997/stills/mj6mjw0v.jpg

30. Green Bay - Antoine Cason. CB
Not a lot of need here for Green Bay so they add a little depth to their cornerbacks as both Al Harris and Charles Woodson are getting older.

31. New England - Forfeited.

http://media.scout.com/Media/Image/47/474763.jpg

32. New York Giants - Patrick Lee. CB
A bit of a reach here, but the Giants definately need a better secondary to let some of the pressure off of the front four.

33. Miami - Dan Connor. LB

34. New Orleans (Through St Louis) - Keith Rivers. LB

35. Oakland - Early Doucet. WR

36. Kansas City - Phiilip Merling. DE

37. New York Jets - Carl Nicks. OT

38. New England (Through Atlanta) - Tracy Porter. CB

39. Baltimore - DeJuan Morgan. S

40. San Francisco - Quentin Groves. DE/LB

41. St Louis (Through New Orleans) - Branden Albert. OG

42. Buffalo - Ali Highsmith. LB

43. Denver - Rashard Mendenhall. RB

44. Carolina - Andre Woodson. QB

45. Chicago - Chad Henne. QB

46. Detroit - Anthony Collins. T

47. Cincinnati - Curtis Lofton. LB

48. Minnesota - Devin Thomas. WR

49. New England (From Atlanta) - Felix Jones. RB

50. Philadelphia - Oniel Cousins. OT

51. Arizona - Charles Godfrey. Cb

52. Washington - James Hardy. WR

53. Tampa Bay - Donnie Avery. WR

54. Pittsburgh - Brandon Flowers. CB

55. Tennessee - Lawrence Jackson. DE

56. Seattle - Chris Johnson. RB

57. Cleveland - Erin Henderson. LB

58. Miami - Andre Caldwell. WR

59. Jacksonville - Adarius Bowman. WR

60. Inianapolis - Justin King. CB

61. Green Bay - Phillip Wheeler. LB

62. Dallas - Chris Ellis. DE

63. New England - Jamar Adams. S

64. New York Giants - Xavier Adibi. LB

I might add another round or two later.

Brothgar
02-06-2008, 05:17 PM
I can't say I'm a big fan of the Lions Mock.

I don't know if
1. The Lions trade up to take McLovin considering that it is said he is poor in zone coverage.
2. NE would sell the 7th overall for a 2009 3rd rounder.

G-Men88
02-06-2008, 05:21 PM
Tracy Porter>Patrick Lee

T-RICH49
02-06-2008, 05:22 PM
like KC's trade and 1st rounder but in the 2nd give us Porter, Godfrey or Bowman

Rich Jr
02-06-2008, 05:26 PM
Are you kidding me? If we get Keith Rivers in the 2nd I'll spooge on my computer. No way that happens.

Bills2083
02-06-2008, 05:46 PM
I really tont see Keith Rivers falling to round 2.
I'd rather take him in round 1, and then take James Hardy in round 2.

Jay
02-06-2008, 05:51 PM
That is about the dumbest trade I've seen so far. Liked the first trade for the Pats, but the second one is DUMB.

BeerBaron
02-06-2008, 05:53 PM
hmmm....im alright with the bears draft but im just not liking henne where i see him.

if felix jones is available, id rather see him there and then pick up flacco (or henne) in the 3rd

BaLLiN
02-06-2008, 06:01 PM
Patrick Lee looked great at the SB, but Tracy Porter looked better and has more experience. Xavier Adibi is alright, but im not sure he's what we're looking for.

thebow305
02-06-2008, 06:37 PM
I like the trade and also the two picks in the first. Not a fan of the second round at all. Would much rather have King than Caldwell, as we need a CB worse than a WR and Florida's recievers usually suck anyway and I'm sure he will too. :D

Rather have Carl Nicks than Connor too, or anyone for that matter. Not a Dan Connor fan at all, At least not for the 'Phins.

Thunder&Lightning
02-06-2008, 09:26 PM
decent SD pick if rivers is available if like them to get him.

FLABillsFan
02-06-2008, 09:30 PM
Like it for the Bills.

Yung Flippa
02-06-2008, 09:35 PM
Good 1st for the Ravens. Give the Ravens Quentin Groves, we don't need a safety, we're set as far as starters.
Good Texans pick.

george_allen
02-06-2008, 09:47 PM
#18 overall pick from Houston to San Francisco for the #29 pick overall a fifth round pick and a third pick in the 2009 draft

#34 overall pick from St Louis to New Orleans for the #41 overall and a sixth round pick.

2. St Louis - Glenn Dorsey. DT
The Rams have probably the hardest decision to make in the draft. Do they go after Chris Long, Glenn Dorsey, Sedrick Ellis, or Jake Long? Well, they can't really go wrong here as every player fills a big need. So, I think they'll go after the man who has been the consesus number one defensive player for the entire college season last year.

if you tell anybody i responded to you i'll deny it as i'm a rams fan and all, but -
a) you need to take a look at the trade value chart
http://www.nfldraftcountdown.com/features/valuechart.html
as the 2 trades i quoted don't work from a value perspective {i'm told by a very respected poster/admin here that as a rough guideline you can count on 1/2 of this years value for trading next years picks}
the rams fo is stupid but they wouldn't do that deal . . .

dorsey has health/knee questions -
i can't see anyone taking a health concern at the 2nd pick.
the rams have taken 3 1st round dt's since 2001 . . .
can you name any of them ?
i think they'll tread REAL cautiously there

GDWTheSickness
02-06-2008, 10:46 PM
kinda skeptical about the cowboys trade. Jerry shot it down, by saying we wanted Barber. BUT, it's not like he'd say he was doing it even if we were. So it goes either way. I really like mcfadden, i just love Barber! It take me a long while to get over his loss. McFadden is proly as good of a replacement as you could get though

KCJ58
02-06-2008, 10:49 PM
No Linebackers drafted in the 1st round?

also the trade for us doesn't make sense and neither does Glenn Dorsey, also i rather see us get a DB in the 2nd round

LonghornsLegend
02-07-2008, 02:00 AM
Sorry man but you should do some more research before doing your mocks, you have that Dallas trade which was crazy to begin with and Jerry wont trade Barber, not only that but you gave us a defensive lineman in the 2nd, actually a DE where we have the most depth at...Ratliff, Spears, Hatcher, Canty, there is no way that we lose picks and then take a D lineman


that pick would absolutely be db, if not wr or tackle could be smaller options but that pick doesnt make any sense

Caddy
02-07-2008, 04:44 AM
I could live with Brohm, but I like Caldwell slightly over Avery at this stage in the draft process.

ABWA757
02-07-2008, 07:09 AM
Good bills mock

msealy2
02-07-2008, 09:39 AM
Good Vikings draft, I like both picks, and they both fit a need.

heavyduty
02-07-2008, 09:40 AM
wow what a stupid first overall pick. there is no way dallas trades 2 first round picks and one of their starting rb's for another rb that will split time?

fenikz
02-07-2008, 09:50 AM
Harvey > Stewart

he is probably the BPA at that point and he fits a need, good draft either way

iloxygenil
02-07-2008, 09:55 AM
That would be worth it to me...as a Falcons fan...I don't like Ryan that much...I kinda wish we wouldn't give up 2 2nds, but to get into the 1st round middle again...that's pretty solid...I think the pick may be Jonathan Stewart though...he's pretty much an ideal back for the birds.

neko4
02-07-2008, 09:59 AM
I can live with cason and wheeler

gdamac
02-07-2008, 10:26 AM
I am not a huge fan of the trades, but who knows. Pretty good Raiders picks, although I would prefer Carl Nicks in the 2nd round. Raiders need a WR, but what good does it do if JaMarcus is running for his life. Trade for Roy WIlliams and pick up Nicks, I say. All in all nice first mock.

NinerFan52
02-07-2008, 10:41 AM
Thanks for the comments.

I realize some of my trades are a little off considering the value, and I admit I'm very new to this, so if you think there's something I need to change don't be afraid to let me know.

pickles
02-07-2008, 12:24 PM
Horrible trade and pick for the 49ers. 2nd round is good though.