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03-05-2008, 03:07 PM
As usual, looking for critique...

(and is there someone I forgot... I feel like there is?)

PICK #1 The Dolphins Pick:
Chris Long (DE, Virginia)
Bill Parcells has been active during the early stages of free agency. Missing out on Calvin Pace, however, could be a sign of what the Dolphins do with this pick. At the combine, Chris Long was spectacular. He ran a 4.75 40-yard dash and was extremely impressive in all of the drills. Long showed the type of athleticism that a 3-4 OLB needs, and could end up playing in that spot for Miami. There are some who still believe he could line up as a DE in a 3-4, but that versatility is definitely not a negative. I still think the Dolphins are shopping this pick, but if they stay put I think they go with Long.

PICK #2 The Rams Pick:
Jake Long (OT, Michigan)
Iím having a difficult time deciding what the Rams will do with this pick. I really donít know if selecting Jake Long is wise given the atrocious defense and the fact that for next season, they already have two starting OTís. However, I donít think theyíre really looking at Gholston here and Iím not sure they want to invest another high pick in a DT after drafting Carriker last year and with some young talent on the roster already. When all is said and done, I think they may go with the safest pick here, Michiganís Jake Long. Even if he doesnít play much as a rookie, once Orlando Pace calls it quits, Long could step in and be a very good LT for a long time.

PICK #3 The Falcons Pick:
Matt Ryan (QB, Boston College)
The signing of Michael Turner indicates that the Falcons will not draft Darren McFadden. Between Jake Long, Glenn Dorsey, and Sedrick Ellis the Falcons have quite a decision to make. But, is it possible that they may have already made their choice? With basically nothing at QB, there is no question the Falcons will draft one- the question is, where and who? Although I donít believe Matt Ryan is the franchise guy many make him out to be, there is no questioning his intangibles, work ethic, and pure throwing skills, and I think the Falcons would like to help get over the loss of Michael Vick with a well-rounded, big-time prospect, rather than hoping the guy they like falls to them in the 2nd or 3rd round.

PICK #4 The Raiders Pick:
Glenn Dorsey (DT, Louisiana State)
Itís hard to envision Al Davis passing on Darren McFadden here, but something tells me the Raiders will go for a DT. Glenn Dorsey is a Warren Sapp-like DT with incredible talent. I donít think this is Dewayne Robertson 2.0, as I firmly believe that if he can stay healthy, Dorsey will be a dominant force at the NFL level. An excellent burst, along with insane quickness and decent technique make Dorsey a monster who lives in the opponents backfield. No player in the country gets penetration like Dorsey, and although he doesnít clog up the middle like some big bodies, he can still make a huge impact in run defense. Injury history may be of some cause for concern, but all the talk of dropping out of the top ten because of medical issues at the combine was completely ridiculous. The bottom line was that Dorsey, even if he was injured, played through the pain, which I think speaks to his toughness and heart. While he was hurt, all he did was help his team to a National Championship.

PICK #5 The Chiefs Pick:
Sedrick Ellis (DT, USC)
Itís no secret that the Chiefs need a LT and would love for Jake Long to fall to them here. The problem is, the three teams directly ahead of them could all use Long. Last year at pick 5, the Cardinals took Levi Brown, when most thought he would be taken in the 10-15 range. Could we see a similar ďreachĒ this year? Word out of Kansas City is that Herm Edwards likes Jeff Otah, but donít be surprised to see them go after Ryan Clady. In an ideal situation, they would trade down, take Otah or Clady, and acquire more picks. If they stayed put and decided to wait until round 2 to address OT, a guy like Sedrick Ellis would be hard to pass up. Ellis was unquestionably the most dominant player at the senior bowl and stood out throughout his career at USC. A run stuffer who can also get after the passer from the inside, Ellis recorded 8.5 sacks as a senior for the Trojans.

PICK #6 The Jets Pick:
Darren McFadden (HB, Arkansas)
The Jets have been extremely active during free agency and have essentially filled four of their biggest holes: OLB (Calvin Pace), OG (Alan Faneca), NT (Kris Jenkins), and RT (Damien Woody). Plus they attempted to deal Dewayne Robertson for two picks, and although that deal fell through, I think it may be a clue as to what the Jets are thinking about coming into the draft. In desperate need of an electric playmaker, I think the Jets have allowed themselves to make a run at Darren McFadden. Moving up just one or two spots could cost them quite a bit, but remember, this team will sacrifice picks to get the guy they want (Revis, Harris in 2007). Iím not sure if it will be at pick 6, but I really like the chances of the 4.33-running monster known as D-Mac ending up a Jet on draft day. But, then again, these are the JetsÖ

PICK #7 The Patriots Pick:
Vernon Gholston (DE, Ohio State)
Apparently the 49ers thought they wouldnít be terrible this year, but as we all know, they were wrong. There is an excellent chance that the Patriots will pull the same trick on some other poor team that they did on the Niners and trade down with this pick to acquire an 09 first. If they do stay put however, a guy like Vernon Gholston would be hard to pass up. Undoubtedly the most impressive overall performer at the combine, Gholston is this yearís version of Shawne Merriman. The difference here is that Gholston is actually further along as a football player than Merriman was coming out of Maryland. Although he was surprisingly quiet in the National Championship Game, Gholston had a fantastic junior year at Ohio State, recording 13 sacks.

PICK #8 The Ravens Pick:
Leodis McKelvin (CB, Troy State)
With Brian Billick gone, John Harbaugh will have a decision to make at QB. The situation is foggy to say the least, where Kyle Boller (who was Billickís guy) struggled, Steve McNair is 100 years old, and young Troy Smith showed some encouraging signs in his limited action. The brother of a pro QB, Harbaugh may want to go in that direction with this pick. However, if Matt Ryan is off the board, CB may be the way to go. Leodis McKelvin of Troy has everything you look for in a CB. Average size, good speed, good hips, and a fluid backpedal; the only real knock on McKelvin is his inability to finish off a good play with an interception. He gets his hands on a ton of balls, but unfortunately doesnít have the interception numbers usually synonymous with a top-10 CB. However, that problem is definitely something he can work on, as his pure coverage ability is top-notch. As a senior, much of his competition wisely threw away from him, resulting in just two interceptions and 11 passes defended. Also a return man, McKelvin brought back three punts for touchdowns in 2007. At the Senior Bowl, McKelvin dominated the one-on-one drills during practice and likely boosted his stock, even though he did not play in the game due to a mild injury. At the combine, McKelvin was overshadowed by some of the other guys, but somehow quietly posted a blazing 40-yard dash time of 4.38.

PICK #9 The Bengals Pick:
Derrick Harvey (DE, Florida)
Justin Smith is gone, and the Bengals didnít really have a great pass rush with him anyway. Adding a guy like Derrick Harvey of Florida would be wise for Marvin Lewis, who needs a big year in order to keep his job. An opposing QB's nightmare, Harvey sacked Ohio State QB Troy Smith three times in the BCS National Championship game as a sophomore. This year as a junior Harvey faced more double teams and recorded just 6.5 sacks for the Gators. Speedy off the edge, Harvey is an extremely talented DE with good strength and hands and would immediately help the Bengals defense.

PICK #10 The Saints Pick:
Kentwan Balmer (DT, North Carolina)
After a magical season in 2006, the Saints started off slow and failed to recover in 2007. Drew Brees wasnít himself, especially early in the year, and problems on the offensive line in addition to an injury to Deuce McAllister meant struggles for the Saints offense. However, from a talent standpoint, the Saints have what it takes on offense, but could really use a boost on defense. Kentwan Balmer of North Carolina is a penetrating DT who had a phenomenal senior season, boosting his draft stock probably more than any other player in the country. The Saints starting DTís right now are Hollis Thomas and Brian Young, and Balmer could quite possibly step right in and start as a rookie.

PICK #11 The Bills Pick:
Keith Rivers (LB, USC)
It looks like the Bills are close to adding Bryant Johnson and theyíve already made a splash by trading for DT Marcus Stroud. They still could use help at CB, OLB, and TE, and in this projection they go with Keith Rivers of USC. A bit undersized throughout the season, Rivers measured in at 241 pounds at the combine and has the speed and athleticism to be an immediate upgrade at OLB for the Bills.

PICK #12 The Broncos Pick:
Ryan Clady (OT, Boise State)
The Broncos have been uncharacteristically quiet so far this offseason, only adding back-up players Keary Colbert and Niko Koutouvides and parting ways with Javon Walker. However, with a need at DT and the news about Marcus Thomas, donít rule out a trade for Dewayne Robertson or another veteran DT. If they stay put at pick 12, itís likely theyíll take a long, hard look at Kenny Phillips. However, they may also want to go with a LT, where Matt Lepsis is done and Ryan Harris is unproven. Ryan Clady of Boise State has it all, and might ultimately end up going to the Chiefs on draft day. Clady is a potential franchise LT with a huge frame and good athleticism. At 6í6, 320 his quick feet and decent strength make him a guy the Broncos could build around on the offensive line.

PICK #13 The Panthers Pick:
Rashard Mendenhall (HB, Illinois)
After finally cutting ties with DeShaun Foster, the Panthers may be in need of a HB to compliment DeAngelo Williams. Rashard Mendenhall is unquestionably one of the top backs in this draft, and you could make a case for him going top ten. However, given the fact that heís a HB, Mendenhall will likely fall farther than he should on draft day. Mendenhall had an excellent junior year at Illinois, helping his team to a 9-win season including a huge upset win over Ohio State. Mendenhall is a tough runner with good vision and adequate quickness, along with the ability to get yards after contact. This season he rushed for 1526 yards and 16 touchdowns to go along with two more touchdowns receiving. At the combine he ran a very respectable 4.45 40-yard dash, also showed off his strength with 26 reps on the bench, and the fastest 20-yard shuttle for a HB at 4.18.

PICK #14 The Bears Pick:
Jeff Otah (OT, Pittsburgh)
Even Presidential hopeful and Illinois native Barack Obama knows the Bears number one need this offseason is QB. However, there is a chance the Bears wait until later to address the QB position, especially if they arenít high on Brian Brohm. In this projection, the Bears address their second greatest need, the offensive line. Jeff Otah is a physical beast with the raw ability to be a LT in the NFL. Definitely not the quickest 340-pound guy in the world, Otah surely wasnít at his best in shorts at the Combine. On the field however, Otah is a mauler in the running game and would be a great pickup for the Bears.

PICK #15 The Lions Pick:
Mike Jenkins (CB, South Florida)
Although theyíve added Leigh Bodden, the Lions could still use another CB and Mike Jenkins is a name not being used enough at this point in the draft process. Jenkins quietly scorched a 4.38 40-yard dash at the combine, solidifying himself as a top-flight CB prospect. At USF, Jenkins comprised half of the best CB duo in the nation, and was a huge part of the Bullsí success. Excellent in man-to-man situations, the athletic Jenkins could still polish a few technical things before heís ready to excel at the NFL level.

PICK #16 The Cardinals Pick:
Aqib Talib (CB, Kansas)
The Cardinals quietly had a nice season, finishing at 8-8 under rookie head coach Ken Whisenhunt. Kurt Warner played well all year, which raises some questions about who will be the starter next year when Matt Leinart returns from injury. A good run-stopping team, the Cardinals are in need of a pass rusher off the edge. Quentin Groves would likely get some attention here, as would a HB like Jonathan Stewart, but in this projection they go with a CB in Kansasí Aqib Talib. Antrel Rolle will most likely be moved to safety, so they need a starter opposite Roderick Hood. Talib had his national coming out party in the Orange Bowl against Virginia Tech, and has begun to sky rocket up draft boards. Talib is one of the top cover men in the nation and has NFL skills, as he accounted for 4 interceptions during the season, returning one for a touchdown. Talib also played some snaps at WR, and scored four touchdowns on only eight catches. A playmaker who lacks physicality and isn't a great tackler, Talib could develop into a starting CB at the next level by playing to his strengths, and will immensely help his stock if he runs better at his pro day than he did at the combine.

PICK #17 The Vikings Pick:
Phillip Merling (DE, Clemson)
With Bernard Berrian on board, the Vikings all of the sudden have what could be a formidable WR corps. With a need at DE, Phillip Merling of Clemson could be the pick here. Merling was unimpressive at the combine but sometimes we pay too much attention to what these guys do in shorts, and not the actual film. A consistent, solid, all-around performer, Merling was never a guy who could wow you with quickness off the edge. Instead, heís a fundamentally sound DE who plays with good leverage, gap discipline, and makes an impact at the point of attack. Even without the athletic gifts of some of the other top pass rushers Merling managed to record seven sacks this season, including two against Boston College LT Gosder Cherilus.

PICK #18 The Texans Pick:
Jonathan Stewart (HB, Oregon)
Itís no secret that the Texans could use a HB. At 18, they are likely to be staring a potential franchise back right in the face. Weíve seen it in the past, so donít rule out ANY seemingly HB-needing team completely look the other way. Kenny Phillips would be very tempting here, but it may be more unlikely after the re-signing of Will Demps. So, I think they will ultimately go with a HB, and Jonathan Stewart is a powerful yardage-eater who would immediately give the Texans more stability in the running game. At 235 pounds, Stewart ran a very impressive 4.48 40-yard dash. A do-it-all workhorse, Stewart made a name for himself at Oregon early in his career, contributing to the kick return game as well as on offense. As a junior he racked up 1469 yards and 10 touchdowns on the ground this season.

PICK #19 The Eagles Pick:
Kenny Phillips (S, Miami (FL))
Arguably the biggest move of the offseason to date was the Eagles signing of CB Asante Samuel. We know they value the secondary, so why not complete an offseason overhaul by adding the best safety prospect in the draft in Kenny Phillips? Phillips wasnít spectacular at the combine and did not play particularly well this season at Miami. However, there is no denying the ability of this kid. Size, speed, quickness, ball skills, tackling- heís got it all, and could even go higher than this on draft day.

PICK #20 The Buccaneers Pick:
Malcolm Kelly (WR, Oklahoma)
With Joey Galloway and Ike Hilliard aging, the Bucs have a clear need at WR. There have been whispers about D.J. Hackett, but even if heís signed, adding some youth surely wouldnít hurt. In this projection, they go with arguably the best WR in the draft, Oklahomaís Malcolm Kelly. Kelly enjoyed a breakout year this season as freshman QB Sam Bradford's favorite target, catching 49 passes for 821 yards and 9 touchdowns. He has the potential to be a special player at the next level, as he combines great size with adequate deep speed and most importantly, excellent hands.

PICK #21 The Redskins Pick:
Lawrence Jackson (DE, USC)
It's been a tough year in Washington after the tragic passing of star S Sean Taylor. The team has rallied behind coach Joe Gibbs and veteran backup Todd Collins and into the playoffs. Clinton Portis was sensational down the stretch, and the team definitely played inspired football on defense. The Skins could still use some youth along the defensive line, and Lawrence Jackson of USC is a top-notch DE prospect. Jackson had a great career at USC, including a senior year with 9.5 sacks. A beast off the edge, Jackson also played the run well at around 270 pounds for the Trojans. At the combine, Jackson continued to perform at a high level without being noticed by many of the talking heads, putting up 31 reps on the bench and posting a 7.08 in the 3-cone drill, among the best times for a defensive lineman.

PICK #22 The Cowboys Pick:
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (CB, Tennessee State)
The pick comes to the Cowboys from the Brady Quinn trade with the Browns last draft. Jacques Reeves is gone so the Cowboys clearly need a CB. Chris Johnsonís 4.24 40-yard dash was the #1 story of the combine, but Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie generated just as much buzz with his performance. No prospect has seen such a dramatic rise in stock as DRC, who came into the Senior Bowl week as a relative unknown because of where he played. DRC dominated at the practices in Mobile, and made his presence felt in the game, recording an interception and making a few other nice plays. Then at the combine, his ascent into the first round continued, as DRC ran a blazing 4.33 40-yard dash, the fastest 60-yard shuttle for a DB, the fastest 3-cone for a DB, the longest broad jump for a DB, and a 38.5 inch vertical jump. His cousin is Antonio Cromartie of the Chargers and his tutor is Deion Sanders. For an aspiring NFL CB, it doesnít get much better than that.

PICK #23 The Steelers Pick:
Chris Williams (OT, Vanderbilt)
With Marvel Smith struggling and Alan Faneca now a Jet, the Steelers will likely need to take more than one offensive lineman in this draft. Chris Williams of Vanderbilt is typical big-nasty who at 6í6, 320, has ideal size to play OT at the NFL level. Versatile, smart, and aggressive, Williams was the leader of the Vanderbilt offensive line and really improved his stock with a stellar senior season. At the Senior Bowl, Williams showed his mean streak with a good week of practice, highlighted by a fight during practice with Red Bryant. At the combine he impressed with his athleticism, running a respectable 5.17 40-yard dash and showing off his quickness and agility in the drills.

PICK #24 The Titans Pick:
DeSean Jackson (WR, California)
The Titans took Alge Crumpler away from the Seahawks in what I think was one of the best and most underrated offseason acquisitions so far. Vince Young loves his TEís and Crumpler can still play. Plus heís got experience playing with a mobile QB. Still, Young clearly needs a threat on the outside and DeSean Jackson of Cal would be a great fit. To all of those who are screaming about how Jackson weighed in at 169 pounds at the combine- ENOUGH! Think about this: Jackson had been training for the combine since his decision to go pro. What is the most important combine event for a WR? Is it the bench? No. Itís the 40-yard dash. So what do you do? Do you lift and gain so you can adhere the accepted weight standard for an NFL player (which is what exactly- I never got the memo- does Roscoe Parrish have it maybe)? NO! You run and train like a track athlete (More weight usually equals less speed I think). And what did he run? Oh, just a 4.35- the fastest 40 of any WR at the combine. Jacksonís best pro comparison is a bit more polished Ted Ginn. Still not a finished product, this kid is simply electric with the ball in his hands.

PICK #25 The Seahawks Pick:
Branden Albert (OG, Virginia)
Itís tough to figure out the Seahawks at the 25th pick. Theyíve added T.J. Duckett to a stable of unspectacular HBís. They missed out Alge Crumpler at TE. They added Mike Wahle at LG and have a bunch of youngsters who will compete to play RG. So what do they do here? I think they should look to trade down into the second round, where they can take a HB or TE without reaching. A darkhorse is WR, especially if D.J. Hackett signs elsewhere. However, with Walter Jones nearing the end of a fabulous career, it may be time to think about the LT of the future. A few years ago the Hawks drafted Sean Locklear out of NC State. Locklear was a guard, but heís since transitioned to OT, and has played very well. I can see a similar situation here. Branden Albert of Virginia is technically an OG prospect, but it wouldnít surprise me in the least if he transitions to OT in the NFL. In an ideal situation, the versatile Albert could start at OG for a year or two, and then step in at LT when Jones retires.

PICK #26 The Jaguars Pick:
Calais Campbell (DE, Miami (FL))
Itís been a busy offseason so far in Jacksonville, as the Jaguars have addressed needs at WR and CB, and also acquired two draft picks from the Bills for Marcus Stroud. There is still a need at DE, however, and although Calais Campbell didnít have a very good combine or junior year, heís still got first round talent.

PICK #27 The Chargers Pick:
Reggie Smith (CB, Oklahoma)
Give credit to Norv Turner. After a rocky start, he's brought the Chargers to the top of the AFC West and into the playoffs for the second straight year. With Chris Chambers now on board, the Bolts might want to look at defense in the first round this year. Safety is a need, and Reggie Smith of Oklahoma is a versatile defensive back with the skills to be a first round pick. He had a lot of experience at all the spots in the secondary in his three seasons for the Sooners, and displayed playmaking, speed, instincts, and toughness.

PICK #28 The Cowboys Pick:
Limas Sweed (WR, Texas)
Itís been no secret that the Cowboys are looking to add another WR for Tony Romo. Limas Sweed of Texas is a beast of a WR, and although he missed much of his senior year with an injury, still has a good chance at the first round. At 6'4, 215, Sweed is a huge red zone threat and a match up nightmare for smaller DB's. At the combine, Sweed didnít hurt himself at all, running a 4.52 40-yard dash.

PICK #29 The 49ers Pick:
Quentin Groves (DE, Auburn)
The 49ers need a pass-rushing OLB for their 3-4 defense and Quentin Groves is an ideal 3-4 DE/OLB hybrid prospect. Groves had a fantastic combine, where he ran a 4.57 40-yard dash, proving his excellent raw athleticism. Groves didnít have a great senior year at Auburn, but faced many double teams in the tough SEC. Definitely not a 4-3 DE at just 259 pounds, Groves isnít as stout at the point of attack as youíd like and relies too much on his speed. However, with some good coaching (Mike Singletary maybe), he could develop into a fine edge-rusher.

PICK #30 The Packers Pick:
Brandon Flowers (CB, Virginia Tech)
Aaron Rodgers says, ďFinally!Ē And so it begins- the post-Favre era in Green Bay. It will surely be different seeing the Packers without #4 out there, but all good things must come to end (or a Corey Webster pick). Speaking of CBís, itís kind of ironic how the Packers have arguably one of the top CB duoís in the league, and yet their #1 need is unquestionable at CB. It really speaks to how the NFL has evolved into a passing league. We all knew Brandon Flowers wasnít going to run a very fast 40-yard dash, so I donít understand what all this fuss is about. Again, if you look at the film, Flowers is a first round pick. He doesnít have ideal height, he might not have the incredible recovery speed youíd get from the other CBís (4.38ís have us spoiled this year, letís be honest), but the kid can flat out play. Physical and feisty in the running game, Flowers isnít a guy you want going one-up with Randy Moss. However, in a zone, there isnít a more dangerous DB in the country. A playmaker, Flowers had 5 picks as a junior, after posting 3 in his breakout season as a sophomore (he also recorded 18 passes defended that year).

PICK #31 The Giants Pick:
Antoine Cason (CB, Arizona)
Congratulations to the Super Bowl Champion New York Giants and their fans. As the World Champs move forward to the offseason, improvements can still be made. Besides upgrading the dreadful Eli Manning at QB (ladies and gentlemen, the New York Media!), the Giants have needs at OLB, CB, and S. There have been talks about this pick going to Atlanta for CB DeAngelo Hall. If Iím Giants GM Jerry Reese, thereís no reason Iím not talking with the Falcons every day trying to work something out. If they do stay put however, a CB who could be there and might be a very good pick is Thorpe award winning Antoine Cason of Arizona. With 15 career interceptions on his resume, Cason has a lot of big-game experience. The 6í0 190-pound Cason actually ruined the chances of two BCS Title contenders with game-clinching interceptions in the past two seasons (Cal in 06, Oregon in 07). Playmaker is an understatement when it comes to Cason. At the combine he wasnít as impressive as some of the other big names, but a 4.48 40-yard dash isnít a terrible time, a 35.5 inch vertical is pretty impressive, and a 4.08 20-yard shuttle was top three among defensive backs.

PICK #32 The Dolphins Pick:
Brian Brohm (QB, Louisville)

PICK #33 The Rams Pick:
Dan Connor (LB, Penn State)

PICK #34 The Falcons Pick:
Gosder Cherilus (OT, Boston College)

PICK #35 The Raiders Pick:
Sam Baker (OT, USC)

PICK #36 The Chiefs Pick:
Anthony Collins (OT, Kansas)

PICK #37 The Jets Pick:
Terrell Thomas (CB, USC)

PICK #38 The Ravens Pick:
James Hardy (WR, Indiana)

PICK #39 The 49ers Pick:
Adarius Bowman (WR, Oklahoma State)

PICK #40 The Saints Pick:
Jerod Mayo (LB, Tennessee)

PICK #41 The Bills Pick:
Tracy Porter (CB, Indiana)

PICK #42 The Broncos Pick:
DaJuan Morgan (S, North Carolina State)

PICK #43 The Panthers Pick:
Dustin Keller (TE, Purdue)

PICK #44 The Bears Pick:
Chad Henne (QB, Michigan)

PICK #45 The Lions Pick:
Felix Jones (HB, Arkansas)

PICK #46 The Bengals Pick:
Curtis Lofton (LB, Oklahoma)

PICK #47 The Vikings Pick:
John Carlson (TE, Notre Dame)

PICK #48 The Falcons Pick:
Dre Moore (DT, Maryland)

PICK #49 The Eagles Pick:
Earl Bennett (WR, Vanderbilt)

PICK #50 The Cardinals Pick:
Bruce Davis (DE, UCLA)

PICK #51 The Redskins Pick:
Patrick Lee (CB, Auburn)

PICK #52 The Buccaneers Pick:
Justin King (CB, Penn State)

PICK #53 The Steelers Pick:
Chilo Rachal (OG, USC)

PICK #54 The Titans Pick:
Chevis Jackson (CB, Louisiana State)

PICK #55 The Seahawks Pick:
Chris Johnson (LB, Chattanooga)

PICK #56 The Packers Pick:
Fred Davis (TE, USC)

PICK #57 The Dolphins Pick:
DeJuan Tribble (CB, Boston College)

PICK #58 The Jaguars Pick:
Pat Sims (DT, Auburn)

PICK #59 The Colts Pick:
Geno Hayes (LB, Florida State)

PICK #60 The Packers Pick:
Kirk Barton (OT, Ohio State)

PICK #61 The Cowboys Pick:
Jamaal Charles (HB, Texas)

PICK #62 The Patriots Pick:
Simeon Castille (CB, Alabama)

PICK #63 The Giants Pick:
Erin Henderson (LB, Maryland)

PICK #64 The Dolphins Pick:
Letroy Guion (DT, Florida State)

PICK #65 The Rams Pick:
Early Doucet (WR, Louisiana State)

PICK #66 The Chiefs Pick:
Charles Godfrey (CB, Iowa)

PICK #67 The Patriots Pick:
Tony Hills (OT, Texas)

PICK #68 The Falcons Pick:
Martin Rucker (TE, Missouri)

PICK #69 The Panthers Pick:
Carl Nicks (OT, Nebraska)

PICK #70 The 49ers Pick:
Andre Woodson (QB, Kentucky)

PICK #71 The Bills Pick:
Devin Thomas (WR, Michigan State)

PICK #72 The Jaguars Pick:
Harry Douglas (WR, Louisville)

PICK #73 The Vikings Pick:
Eric Young (OT, Tennessee)

PICK #74 The Panthers Pick:
Frank Okam (DT, Texas)

PICK #75 The Bears Pick:
Mario Manningham (WR, Michigan)

PICK #76 The Lions Pick:
Marcus Harrison (DT, Arkansas)

PICK #77 The Bengals Pick:
Red Bryant (DT, Texas A&M)

PICK #78 The Saints Pick:
Brad Cottam (TE, Tennessee)

PICK #79 The Texans Pick:
Xavier Adibi (LB, Virginia Tech)

PICK #80 The Eagles Pick:
Heath Benedict (OT, Newberry)

PICK #81 The Cardinals Pick:
Ray Rice (HB, Rutgers)

PICK #82 The Vikings Pick:
Zackary Bowman (CB, Nebraska)

PICK #83 The Buccaneers Pick:
Andre Caldwell (WR, Florida)

PICK #84 The Redskins Pick:
Eddie Royal (WR, Virginia Tech)

PICK #85 The Titans Pick:
Chris Ellis (DE, Virginia Tech)

PICK #86 The Seahawks Pick:
Jermichael Finley (TE, Texas)

PICK #87 The Lions Pick:
Jonathan Goff (LB, Vanderbilt)

PICK #88 The Steelers Pick:
Philip Wheeler (LB, Georgia Tech)

PICK #89 The Jaguars Pick:
Josh Barrett (S, Arizona State)

PICK #90 The Bears Pick:
Kevin Smith (HB, Central Florida)

PICK #91 The Packers Pick:
Wesley Woodyard (LB, Kentucky)

PICK #92 The Cowboys Pick:
Oniel Cousins (OG, Texas-El Paso)

PICK #93 The Colts Pick:
Mike Hart (HB, Michigan)

PICK #94 The Patriots Pick:
Trevor Laws (DE, Notre Dame)

PICK #95 The Giants Pick:
Tyrell Johnson (S, Arkansas State)

03-05-2008, 03:16 PM
wow reaching for lawrence jackson when DRC, Chris Williams, and Albert on the board is hard to fathom. i like jackson but id much rather trade down to get him.

03-05-2008, 03:23 PM
Give us James Hardy in round 2 and it's A+.

03-05-2008, 03:27 PM
Good Steelers picks...but i think they would take one of the WR's; Early Doucet, Devin Thomas, Mario Manningham or Andre Caldwell. No way all of them fall that far.

03-05-2008, 03:37 PM
That's very good Cowboys mock. Filled all of our needs with solid players. Nice job.

03-05-2008, 03:41 PM
The Raiders just dished out $50+ million to Tommy Kelly so that he can replace Warren Sapp. They won't dish out another $40 million for a superfluous/redundant player in Dorsey.

03-05-2008, 04:10 PM
HORRIBLE picks for the Saints. Mayo is solid but does not fill a need after the trade for Vilma. Balmer is not a good pick. I would take Rivers, Clady or Cromartie given this scenario. In fact, Rivers in the first and Porter or Lee in the second would be solid picks.

03-05-2008, 04:29 PM
wow very nice giants draft- i really like it alot, good job

Matthew Jones
03-05-2008, 04:37 PM
I could see Hills/Gholston, but not the other two. Castille is a big reach with his 40. Laws is a weird 3-4 end and we have three good ends already.

03-05-2008, 04:37 PM
Why do you have us taking Rivers, when we just signed Kawika Mitchell?

03-05-2008, 04:53 PM
love the vernon g pick and t hills picks

03-05-2008, 05:16 PM
i like the packers draft. good job

03-05-2008, 05:32 PM
Very nice giants draft, Cason in the first is a good chance of happening because we're supposedly interested in him, Erin Henderson is a good LB, Tyrel Johnson is a good value there, but i think he's more of a SS right now.

03-05-2008, 05:36 PM
I would not be upset at all if that happend

03-05-2008, 05:44 PM
williams > otah, but you got the position right for the bears.

and i hate chad henne. i dont want him on the bears. though i wont fault you for going QB, i just dont want him...

03-05-2008, 05:54 PM
I like woodyard, and i can live with flowers

Yung Flippa
03-05-2008, 06:00 PM
Good Houston pick. Okay 1st for Baltimore, Give us Tracy Porter or Dre Moore in the 2nd round.

Dr. Gonzo
03-05-2008, 06:22 PM
Young Flippa can you pick a ******* team. You are either a Baltimore fan or a Texans fan. I don't go to every ******* mock and post "Okay Vikings pick. Bad Bucaneers pick. Mediocre Dolphins pick. Good Patriots pick. Odd Cheifs pick." The one good thing I will say is that at least you elaborate a little ******* bit now. Before I would decide to look at some mocks and see Yung Flippa posts in everyone one that would contain one word reponses to what you felt about each pick. Mother ******* balls. In closing if you like the ******* Ravens then stop also commenting on t he mother ******* Texans. This ******* **** is mother ******* horse ****. ****.

Giants Pride
03-05-2008, 06:24 PM
Amazing Giants draft. Plain and simply perfect.

03-05-2008, 06:42 PM
Young Flippa can you pick a ******* team. You are either a Baltimore fan or a Texans fan. I don't go to every ******* mock and post "Okay Vikings pick. Bad Bucaneers pick. Mediocre Dolphins pick. Good Patriots pick. Odd Cheifs pick." The one good thing I will say is that at least you elaborate a little ******* bit now. Before I would decide to look at some mocks and see Yung Flippa posts in everyone one that would contain one word reponses to what you felt about each pick. Mother ******* balls. In closing if you like the ******* Ravens then stop also commenting on t he mother ******* Texans. This ******* **** is mother ******* horse ****. ****.

******* **** *******, i totally agree haha

03-05-2008, 06:59 PM
I can't understand why anyone would let Gholston get past the Jets. The Pace signing isn't going to solve all of our pass-rushing woes.

TJ could be a 1,300 yard, 8-10 TD back behind a competent line (we should have one), and Leon is a respectable backup/change of pace RB. Potentially throw in Jesse Chatman in the mix and we're set.The Jets don't need McFadden.

03-05-2008, 07:33 PM
Good Jets draft, but I want Hardy

03-05-2008, 08:22 PM
Love the Ellis and Collins picks for KC

03-05-2008, 08:29 PM
nice chargers pick.

03-05-2008, 09:10 PM
For the Raiders:

1. Vernon Gholston or Darren McFadden
Oakland just gave Kelly $18 million to play 3Tech, so they won't draft another one. Davis will take one of these two explosive athletes.

2. James Hardy or Devin Thomas
The Raiders gave Harris a 3 year deal, but there is a team option after year one so it is basically a 1 year $3 million try out. Last year they traded this years 3rd round pick to move up and get Mario Henderson and they just resigned Cornell Greene, I don't think they will spend a high pick on OL. Look for Davis to get another WR to go with Curry and Walker.

03-05-2008, 09:30 PM
Thanks for the input everyone.

Bills fan- I am embarrassed. Bad job by me. Mitchell fills the OLB need. Back to the drawing board.

Jets fans- so funny that you guys mention Hardy. I actually had him there then had a conversation with my friend who is a huge NYJ fan and thought to myself- "they love Coles and Cotchery so much and Stuckey seems like the obvious future slot guy." Now that I think about it, Hardy probably would be a great pick.

To the one Jet fan who says "they don't need McFadden." Oh yes you do... lol. It's not about need all the time. The Jets could use a huge star and McFadden is just that. They've improved the offensive line and you can never have enough quality HB's (it's not like Thomas Jones tore it up last year anyway). Why take Gholston at 6? Calvin Pace BETTER be on the field all the time with that contract, and although I'm not a huge fan, Bryan Thomas is still the other starter.

Raiders fans- I JUST WANTED TO GIVE THE DAMN JETS MCFADDEN OK! lol. Sedrick Ellis a better pick than Dorsey?

Saints fan- No disrespect to your team, but there's always a few reaches on draft day. I simply projected one for your team. You can't say Balmer doesn't fill a need. As for Mayo- he surely can play outside. You've got Shanle and Fujita there, adding a young, versatile player like Mayo would not be a bad thing.

Giants fans- still enjoying that Super Bowl win I see? I've never gotten more positive comments from one group of fans in a mock ever.

Thanks again, everyone.

03-05-2008, 11:58 PM
Not sure about the value of Chris Ellis in the second, but you did hit our needs.

03-06-2008, 09:39 AM
Not my favorite phins draft. C Long is great, but I would rather have Flacco than Brohm, I'm not a big fan of Tribble, and that seems like a reach for Guion.

03-06-2008, 10:31 AM
I'm not in love with the Henne pick I'd prefer Chilo Rachal in the 2nd. OL is our biggest need IMO and I wouldn't be mad to see us go OL, OL in rounds 1 and 2. The other 3 picks would also be great.

03-06-2008, 12:42 PM
Love the Cowboys picks!

03-06-2008, 01:21 PM
Like the Packers draft. And you have Chris Johnson as an LB from Chattanooga for some reason!

03-06-2008, 02:30 PM
LB is not that big of a need for the Colts, and Mike Hart will not be drafted by the Colts unless maybe he's there at the end of Round 7. Polian doesn't take RBs with that much tread on the tires, and that little physical ability. Give DL a look at both of those spots.

03-06-2008, 03:34 PM
First round....ok

Second round....awful...Douglas is not a second round pick...

03-06-2008, 05:42 PM
First round....ok

Second round....awful...Douglas is not a second round pick...

Well is he a third round pick? lol

03-06-2008, 05:49 PM
Question: Why do the Buccaneers need to draft 2 WR's in the first 3 rounds?