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02-09-2008, 01:44 AM
1. After much debate, I think Miami does the smart thing and trades out of this pick. I don’t see “elite” talent this year where there is a clear cutoff in value. Miami trades down to #4 in exchange for Oakland’s #3 this year and next year’s first. Oakland picked up their franchise QB last year…this year they look to pick up that special cog on the defensive side of the ball. While I think Chris Long would be an amazing pick based on the fact that his dad played there and Jay Richardson isn’t anything to write home about, I’m not sure they can pass on Warren Sapp’s replacement.

Oakland Raiders(f/MIA) – Glenn Dorsey, DT, LSU

2. Please, for the love of God, give this team a pass rush. I think they give Alex Barron a full season to prove his worth before going for a new LT.

St. Louis Rams – Chris Long, DE, Virginia

3. Wow, Atlanta gets the best position they could hope for. Matt Ryan, the future franchise qb? Darren McFadden, the future superstar running back? Jake Long, the future Pro Bowl left tackle? I am convinced that Petrino was an absolute cancer to that team. I believe Leftwich can be serviceable as well as the Dunn/Norwood combo. I’m going to go with a not-so-popular selection…

Atlanta Falcons – Jake Long, LT, Michigan

4. Ronnie Brown is an explosive back…but I’m not convinced he can carry the load by himself. Would they take DMac here or just rely on Chatman? They could also go DT with Sedrick Ellis or maybe even QB with Matt Ryan? My bet is on the interior at this point.

Miami Dolphins(f/OAK) – Sedrick Ellis, DT, Southern Cal

5. Call me delusional, but I’m not on the Larry Johnson bandwagon. Trade him for some OL talent and take the best RB in the draft.

Kansas City Chiefs – Darren McFadden, RB, Arkansas

6. An absolute no-brainer pick. The Jets need that edge rusher to attack Brady and Gholston has the talent and upside to rival the games best 34 OLBs.

New York Jets – Vernon Gholston, OLB, Ohio State

7. Who the hell do you give the Patriots? There isn’t really any great value here for their needs. I was not impressed with Kaczur at ALL from the games I watched. With that said, I’m gonna throw one out there, but I’m fairly certain most people won’t like it…

New England Patriots (f/SF) – Jeff Otah, RT, Pittsburgh

8. This one should be obvious. Boller isn’t the answer and McNair can’t stay healthy for a season to save his life. I don’t think Ryan is a Top 10 ceiling QB in the NFL, but he should be a solid starter that manages the game.

Baltimore Ravens – Matt Ryan, QB, Boston College

9. I think Cincinnati is the team to watch out for that might throw a wrench into all the draft predictions. Could they find a RB that shoots up their boards? They could take any number of defensive playmakers. I’m going to stick with defensive end, but deviate a bit from Scott’s prediction of Derrick Harvey. I have faith that Geathers can return to his 06 form and become a pass rushing specialist. Merling is excellent against the run and can pressure the QB with his tremendous size and speed. Mark my words, Merling will be a better pro than Gaines Adams.

Cincinnati Bengals – Phillip Merling, DE, Clemson

10. I’m not sold on this years CB class as of yet, but New Orleans HAS to do something about that atrocious duo of David and McKenzie. I suppose I’ll agree with Scott on this one, but I’m really hoping someone from that class will step up and soon.

New Orleans Saints – Leodis McKelvin, CB, Troy

11. I really hope Malcolm Kelly steps up this offseason and rises up to this spot, but I’m not going to place any bets. I’m going to go off the wall a bit and give them Kenny Phillips. Leonhard and Scott just don’t do anything for me at FS and pairing Phillips up with Whitner would make one of the best safety duos in the league. Just a thought…I could also see them trading down with Carolina or Houston at this point too.

Buffalo Bills – Kenny Phillips, FS, Miami

12. Derrick Harvey is the logical choice here. I could also see them going with an athletic DT like Balmer or a big run-stuffer like Sims.

Denver Broncos – Derrick Harvey, DE, Florida

13. I am a firm believer that the Panthers are okay at QB. Delhomme and Moore aren’t world beaters or anything, but they’re far from shabby. This teams problem has been offensive line for I don’t know how long. They finally get to address the LT problem since Wharton will be gone and there isn’t a chance they let Gross just walk. I agree with Scott here.

Carolina Panthers – Ryan Clady, OT, Boise State

14. I’m not sure how they could turn down Brian Brohm at this point. He’s the most polished QB in the draft and probably most comparable to Matt Leinart. Doesn’t have the strongest arm, but is heady and a leader. In other words, the complete opposite of Rex Grossman.

Chicago Bears – Brian Brohm, QB, Louisville

15. As tempting as it is to put Desean Jackson here, I’ve decided to give Millen credit for having brain activity. I’m not sure if Kevin Jones’ dropoff last year was a byproduct of Martz’s system, so I’ll hold off on a RB. Cornerback? Again, I’m not impressed with the class this year but it seems like that’d be the best value. I like Jenkins, but I’m going to deviate from Scott and say

Detroit Lions – Aqib Talib, CB, Kansas

16. I love this RB class…DE class? Not so much. Bertrand Berry is old as dirt and their backups are nothing to get excited over. Calais Campbell had a sub-par Junior year, but he just screams upside to me. While they could go with Jenkins here, I’d rather wait and pick up a Brandon Flowers or Antoine Cason in the 3rd than pass on Campbell here.

Arizona Cardinals – Calais Campbell, DE, Miami

17. Desean Jackson might be the most overrated WR in the draft. I’m just not sold on him or any sort of impact he may have. With that said, the Vikings need wideouts. I’m going Malcolm Kelly.

Minnesota Vikings – Malcolm Kelly, WR, Oklahoma

18. With Phillips off the board, I still think the Texans look for the best safety possible. At this moment, I believe Reggie Smith would be the consensus #2 safety overall and that is who Houston should take.

Houston Texans – Reggie Smith, S, Oklahoma

19. Donovan McNabb wants legit options despite what Andy Reid thinks will fit with his system. Maybe Desean Jackson would be a step in the right direction.

Philadelphia Eagles – Desean Jackson, WR, Cal

20. Continuing with the run on wide receivers, Tampa Bay bolsters their aging WR corps with a compact speedster.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Mario Manningham, WR, Michigan

21. Sensing Jonathan Stewart slipping with Dallas just a pick away, Seattle decides to move up sending this years along with a 2008 4th and 2009 4th.

Seattle Seahawks(f/WAS) – Jonathan Stewart, RB, Oregon

22. Mike Jenkins finally finds a home? It just feels like a good fit.

Dallas Cowboys (f/CLE) – Mike Jenkins, CB, South Florida

23. A bit of a boring pick, but it definitely makes the most sense.

Pittsburgh Steelers – Branden Albert, OG, Virginia

24. Give Vince his College target. Sweed burst onto the scene with Vince throwing him the ball. Brandon Jones and Eric Moulds as your starting wideouts? Seriously? Give me Gage, Roydell Williams, Paul Williams, and Sweed and cut the rest.

Tennessee Titans – Limus Sweed, WR, Texas

25. Devin Thomas showed up, seemingly out of nowhere, this year much to the dismay of fellow Big 10 teams. How much was a fluke and how much was raw talent is yet to be seen, but he’s still a work in progress and should only get better with time.

Washington Redskins(f/SEA) – Devin Thomas, WR, Michigan State

26. If he runs well, I could see Jackson slipping into the late 1st. Jacksonville has a HUGE frontline, and Lawrence doesn’t really fit into that mold, but he’ll hold the point of attack and be a serviceable starter and excellent backup to start his career.

Jacksonville Jaguars – Lawrence Jackson, DE, Southern Cal

27. I’m not going to go on and on about DaJuan, but I will say this…he will shoot up draft boards the closer we get to that time. Might be better to go somewhere he can learn for a year, but he’ll be in impact safety in a couple years. Great in run support and decent in coverage.

San Diego Chargers – DaJuan Morgan, S, NC State

28. Steal of the draft so far. Mendenhall could go higher if a team falls in love with his power. I could see someone like Seattle or Arizona taking him. Should compliment well with Julius Jones/Marion Barber, whichever sticks around.

Dallas Cowboys – Rashard Mendenhall, RB, Illinois

29. Sorry San Fran, you are the lucky winners of the bust of the 2008 draft award. I like to think of myself as an avid ACC fan, especially NCSU. To be quite honest, I’ve never heard of Balmer prior to the END of the season on this site. He may be a diamond in the rough of sorts, but I just don’t see it. Maybe the light will click in the NFL, but he wasn’t a player that I had any need to worry about. I really hope you go with a legit WR or secondary help, but I think someone will fall in love with Balmer for whatever reason. Just hope it isn’t you!!!

San Francisco 49ers (f/IND) – Kentwan Balmer, DT, North Carolina

30. While not 100% in favor of this pick, I think it makes sense seeing as Poppinga isn’t exactly a terror at linebacker. I would watch out for Joe Flacco. I think that is someone they could fall in love with his physical tools and throw a wrench into the 1st round. Just a thought…

Green Bay Packers – Dan Connor, OLB, Penn State

31. Wow, the Giants beat the pats with the secondary in that shape? Regardless, they need more bodies and Lee offers them a nice CB/S tweener that could probably play either given the chance.

New York Giants – Patrick Lee, CB, Auburn

Rd 2
32. Miami Dolphins – Chris Williams, OT, Vanderbilt
33. St. Louis Rams – Gosder Cherilus, OT, Boston College
34. Oakland Raiders – Felix Jones, RB, Arkansas
35. Kansas City Chiefs – Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, CB, Tennessee State
36. New York Jets – Pat Sims, NT, Auburn
37. Atlanta Falcons – Joe Flacco, QB, Deleware
38. Baltimore Ravens – Charles Godfrey, CB, Iowa
39. San Francisco 49ers – James Hardy, WR, Indiana
40. New Orleans Saints – Philip Wheeler, MLB, Georgia Tech
41. Buffalo Bills – Adarius Bowman, WR, Oklahoma State
42. Denver Broncos – Sam Baker, OT, Southern Cal
43. Carolina Panthers – Thomas DeCloud, S, California
44. Chicago Bears – Carl Nicks, OT, Nebraska
45. Detroit Lions – John Carlson, TE, Notre Dame
46. Cincinnati Bengals – Ali Highsmith, OLB, LSU
47. Minnesota Vikings – Chris Ellis, DE, Virginia Tech
48. Atlanta Falcons (f/HOU) – Ray Rice, RB, Rutgers
49. Philadelphia Eagles – Tracy Porter, CB, Indiana
50. Arizona Cardinals – Jamaal Charles, RB, Texas
51. Washington Redskins – Quentin Groves, DE, Auburn
52. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Marcus Harrison, DT, Arkansas
53. Pittsburgh Steelers – Brandon Flowers, CB/S, Virginia Tech
54. Tennessee Titans – Red Bryant, DT, Texas A&M
55. Seattle Seahawks – Fred Davis, TE, Southern Cal
56. Cleveland Browns – Jason Jones, DE/OLB, Eastern Michigan
57. Miami Dolphins (f/SD) – Curtis Lofton, ILB, Oklahoma
58. Jacksonville Jaguars – Early Doucet, WR, LSU
59. Indianapolis Colts – Erin Henderson, OLB, Maryland
60. Green Bay Packers – Justin King, CB, Penn State
61. Dallas Cowboys – Donnie Avery, WR, Houston
62. New York Giants – Shawn Crable, OLB, Michigan
63. New England Patriots – Jonathan Goff, ILB Vanderbilt

02-09-2008, 02:06 AM
for the giants id rather have mayo than goff

02-09-2008, 02:23 AM
for the giants id rather have mayo than goff

Pats = Goff
Giants = Crable

Why would I give the Giants a MLB when they have Pierce?

02-09-2008, 03:28 AM
Pats = Goff
Giants = Crable

Why would I give the Giants a MLB when they have Pierce?

i see, though i was looking at position as opposed to the name there. dont know why you have the patriots picking after the giants, unless you were in a coma the last week

and mayo can probably play any LB position in our system.

02-09-2008, 04:30 AM
Woah so raiders trade there first this year and next years first to go to number one again and pay a number one pick salary to some unproven rookie WONT HAPPEN sorry. Especially for Dorsey granted he is a great player but so is ellis if DT was such a high priority we need to move up to get him im sure he or ellis will be ther at 3 or 4. Only way i ever see this happening if Al is head over heals in love with a player and that one player would be Darren Mcfadden no one else. Raiders have so many needs and with there pick at 3 or 4 many picks would fill big needs with an elite athlete.

02-09-2008, 08:17 AM
Where is Keith Rivers?
Bills dont need a FS. We have Ko Simpson, who missed almost all of the year with injury.

02-09-2008, 08:34 AM
If we could trade LJ for OL talent then that would be a perfect draft

02-09-2008, 08:35 AM
Nice Eagles Mock. It addressed their two most glaring needs.

02-09-2008, 08:53 AM
I'd love to see Mendenhall in Dallas!!!!!

02-09-2008, 11:01 AM
DRC for giants in the first, and Crable is good in the second

02-09-2008, 11:13 AM
decent but boring phins mock

02-09-2008, 11:19 AM
Youre right on with the Steelers picks...boring, but they fill a need! Good job.

02-09-2008, 12:00 PM
love the first round! +rep, but earl bennet in the second is better

Yung Flippa
02-09-2008, 12:03 PM
Okay Ravens draft. Good Houston pick.

02-09-2008, 01:01 PM
Good Bears draft, I'm not huge on Brohm but we still got a good OT in the second.

02-09-2008, 02:19 PM
Give the Giants DRC in the first, o and we won the super bowl so we pick last.

02-09-2008, 03:55 PM
not a fan of sd pick cherilus available they pick him