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thefridge15
02-18-2008, 10:23 PM
1. Miami Dolphins - Chris Long / DE / Virginia

Long going here to the Dolphins makes the most sense. Long will fit into their scheme as a 3-4 end. He fills need for the Phins as Taylor ages, and is arguably the best player in the draft.
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2. St. Louis Rams - Vernon Gholston / DE / Ohio State

Leonard Little isnt getting any younger, and they could certainly use an upgrade on the other side. Gholston will rip up the combine and his stock will continue to rise all the way up to the second pick.
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3. Oakland Raiders - Glenn Dorsey / DT / LSU

Defensive Tackle was an issue for the Raiders and now even more with the retirement of Warren Sapp. Dorsey fits their scheme well and would bring alot of energy to this defense.
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4. Atlanta Falcons - Matt Ryan / QB / Boston College

Ryan seems like a sure lock to go to the Falcons at this point. Ellis is tempting but I just cant see ATL going another season with Joey Harrington under the helm.
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5. Kansas City Chiefs - Jake Long / OT / Michigan

If Long falls to the 5th spot, there is no doubt that the Chiefs will draft him. They need offensive line help very bad, and Long is the immediate impact guy they need.
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6. New York Jets - Darren McFadden / RB / Arkansas

Similar to the situation of the Vikings last year, the Jets really dont have big need for a running back. But there is no player deserving of this picks in their areas of need and McFadden is the most talented player in the draft. They have no choice but to take DMC.
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7. New England Patriots (f/ 49ers) - Leodis McKelvin / CB / Troy

Cornerback is just too big of a need for the Pats and while it may be a reach for McKelvin here, if any team can afford to reach its the Patriots. Its tempting to go with Rivers here but he just doesnt translate to the 3-4 all that well.
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8. Baltimore Ravens - Sedrick Ellis / DT / USC

With Ryan and McKelvin off the board, the Ravens fill their next biggest need with Sedrick Ellis. He fits very well into their defense at one of the end spot in their defensive line. He's definitely quick enough to play there.
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9. Cincinnati Bengals - Keith Rivers / OLB / USC

Rivers is one of the best players left on the board and fills a huge need for the Bengals. He fits perfectly into their scheme as a 4-3 outside linebacker.
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10. New Orleans Saints - Mike Jenkins / CB / South Florida

The Saints are desperate for a cornerback opposite Mike McKenzie and Jenkins fills that role for them. The Saints have not addressed their need for a corner in years.
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11. Buffalo Bills - Malcolm Kelly / WR / Oklahoma

Wide reciever is the biggest need for the Bills and with both Jenkins and McKelvin taken, Kelly is no doubt the pick. He will fit well with the Bills opposite Lee Evans.
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12. Denver Broncos - Ryan Clady / OT / Boise State

Broncos need help on the offensive line bad, and with the retirement of Lepsis, Harris will have to step in and start in his second year and even if he was an able starter, their depth would be very bad.
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13. Carolina Panthers - Kenny Phillips / S / Miami

With the resigning of Wharton and the tagging of Gross, offensive tackle becomes less of an issue for Carolina and Phillips definitely fills a big need for the Panthers at a position they could definitely use an upgrade.
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14. Chicago Bears - Jeff Otah / OT / Pittsburgh

Da Bears need a right tackle badly, and Otah will fill that position for them. Their line was just terrible this year and really held back their offense as if it needed to be.
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15. Detroit Lions - Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie / CB / Tennessee State

The surprise pick of the draft here. The Lions need cornerback badly and the intrigue of DRC is good reason to reach for him here. Harvey is also an option but the Lions do have depth at DE and I think if they just give their guys more time they will just get better.
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16. Arizona Cardinals - Jonathan Stewart / RB / Oregon

Stewart is the good pick here for the Cards to be the eventual replacement for Edge, but will also be a good counterpart to him in the mean time. Harvey could go here again but isnt the best fit for the 3-4.
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17. Minnesota Vikings - Derrick Harvey / DE / Florida

With the saddening news of Kenechi Udeze's luekemia, defensive end becomes even a more pressing issue for the Vikes. They are without a pass rush specialist and Harvey is the perfect fit for them with this pick.
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18. Houston Texans - Aqib Talib / CB / Kansas

Talib a good fit for the Texans here. They need a cornerback badly. Fred Bennett had a great rookie season but after him they have nothing but Dunta Robinson who's coming off of a career threatening injury. Talib also has the durability to play safety if need be.
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19. Philadelphia Eagles - Chris Williams / OT / Vanderbilt

The Eagles have never given McNabb the help he needs at wide reciever and they still wont. But they will help him with much needed offensive line help which will also help their running game. I dont see Jackson as much of a fit here anyways with similar assets to Kevin Curtis.
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20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - DeSean Jackson / WR / California

The Bucs find a huge gift here in a kick returner (only one TD in team history) and a impact wide reciever who will be the eventual replacement of Joey Galloway. A pretty obvious pick here.
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21. Washington Redskins - Phillip Merling / DE / Clemson

Merling fills a need at defensive end for the Skins and takes the place of the agin Phillip Daniels. There is also little to no depth behind Daniels and Carter. Defensive end is a must here.
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22. Dallas Cowboys (f/ Browns) - Felix Jones / RB / Arkansas

Assuming Julius Jones walks, the Boys will certainly be looking for a back to spell Marion Barber. Jones is a good fit for them because of his differing assets from MBIII. Also the Cowboys have no depth whatsoever at running back.
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23. Pittsburgh Steelers - Gosder Cherilus / OT / Boston College

We've seen the rotation of Steelers tackles getting destroyed all season and they need an answer. Cherilus should come in and start right away and hopefully clear up some problems.
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24. Tennessee Titans - James Hardy / WR / Indiana

There's no doubt that its time to get VY some weapons and Hardy is a nuclear missile. His 6'7" frame makes him a automatic red zone threat. The titans also lack a tall reciever which Hardy takes care of.
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25. Seattle Seahawks - Rashard Mendenhall / RB / Illinois

Shaun Alexander has seemed to have lost a step or two. Mendenhall will come in and take a load off of Alexander, while eventually taking his job. He is also very similar to Alexander and could certainly learn from him.
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26. Jacksonville Jaguars - Calais Campbell / DE / Miami

The Jaguars are looking for a pass rusher, but the best option they have left is Campbell and theres no telling wether he could become a better pass rusher with some work and time put in.
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27. San Diego Chargers - Reggie Smith / S / Oklahoma

The Bolts really need an impact safety to come in and take a starting job. Weddle seems to be coming along but they dont have much after him. Smith is a great pick here for San Diego.
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28. Dallas Cowboys - Early Doucet / WR / LSU

A surprise pick here for Dallas, but I really think Doucet will fit well into their offensive if his potential can be reached. Dallas could really use a speedy threat and Doucet can provide them with just that.
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29. San Francisco 49ers (f/ Colts) - Kentwan Balmer / DT / North Carolina

The Niners are tickled pink about Balmer falling all the way to them. With Bryant Young retiring, defensive line becomes even more of a need for them, and Balmer will be a good fit at one of their 3-4 end positions.
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30. Green Bay Packers - Patrick Lee / CB / Auburn

Lee fits the Packers bump and run style perfectly and brings much needed depth to the Packers' secondary. He should come in and play the nickel back for the green and gold right away.
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31. New England Patriots - Forfeited for cheating
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32. New York Giants - Pat Sims / DT / Auburn

The Giants are in need of a solid defensive tackle to play next to Justin Tuck and Sims is the perfect fit for them here. Him and Tuck's styles play perfectly into each other to make a great defensive line into an elite one.


Hit me with some knowledge.

BaLLiN
02-18-2008, 10:25 PM
First off thanks for listening to some giants fans and not giving us Connor, and yes i do love this pick.

Bills2083
02-18-2008, 10:52 PM
Good Bills pick

fischbowl
02-18-2008, 10:59 PM
Good Bills Pick

nvm i get the title now

BeerBaron
02-18-2008, 11:11 PM
good bears pick

Dr. Gonzo
02-18-2008, 11:18 PM
Very nice Vikings pick. There is no player still left at 17 I would rather have then Harvey and if the draft plays out like it does in your mock then he will be our pick.


I Hope.

thebow305
02-19-2008, 12:15 AM
solid MIA pick

Brent
02-19-2008, 12:31 AM
Glad you aren't doing what everyone else is and making the Niner pick a WR.

KCJ58
02-19-2008, 01:15 AM
Great Rams Pick

Vikes99ej
02-19-2008, 01:17 AM
You know what the Vikings need.

T-RICH49
02-19-2008, 09:28 AM
awesome Chiefs pick

Jay
02-19-2008, 09:33 AM
Pats won't reach...

hugegmenfan
02-19-2008, 09:40 AM
original giants pick- its good

BigBlueCrew56
02-19-2008, 11:02 AM
Very Very solid draft. I am going to have to do one with no trades and see how it plays out. Good job explaining your picks. Damn now you got me tempted to do another time consuming mock.

BigBlueCrew56
02-19-2008, 11:03 AM
Also love the Pat Sims pick. Not too many people have heard of him yet but he will make it into the first round.

BigBlueCrew56
02-19-2008, 11:05 AM
I also have to stop putting Medenhall to the Texans at #18 as I do share your same feelings that the need for a corner is greater then a RB. They have to go up against Peyton Manning twice a year and with no corners you are toast.

BigBlueCrew56
02-19-2008, 11:08 AM
For the Bengals they would be better served taking a DE then an OLB. They have both Brooks and Thurman coming back this year so the need for a linebacker isnt that great.

d34ng3l021
02-19-2008, 11:39 AM
I dont like the Falcons pick. I would much rather have Ellis or Long over Ryan. The FO has stated its position on drafting a QB high and they wont do it unless they really think its worthy. I dont see a HC from the Jaguars and a GM from the Patriots passing up Ellis at that spot, especially after cutting Coleman.

Thats one sick ass sig though.

LonghornsLegend
02-19-2008, 12:00 PM
There is no need to take Felix at 22, he's a fit, but he will be there the entire 1st rd if we dont take him so at worst we can go with our 28th, only team who might think about it is seattle and they will grab one of the big 3 more then likely, as far as 28 Doucet is a reach, I like the guy but thats more of a 2nd rd pick...we didnt get very good value on players.