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BuffaloBillsFan
03-13-2010, 08:23 PM
Round 1

1. St. Louis - Sam Bradford, QB, OU (You don't pass on the chance of adding a top signal caller for a DT, I don't care how good he is.)
2. Detroit - Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska (Backus may not be elite, but he is servicable and same could be said for Corey Williams, however, Corey Williams isn't exactly a great run stuffer, either, thus it makes sense for Detroit to fix their abyssmal run defense of last year by adding a true play maker on their line.)
3. Tampa Bay - Gerald McCoy, DT, OU (Easily the best player available on the board, plus it fills a need at the same time, obvious choice, McCoy is their guy here.)
4. Washington - Russell Okung, OT, Oklahoma St. (Chris Samuels just retired, it just makes way too much sense to take Okung here, they're in all out desperation mode in Washington, they just signed Tony Pashos for God's sake, their line may be worst than Buffalo's.)
5. Kansas City - Eric Berry, S, Tennessee (Didn't noodle arm Trent Edwards have a 400 yard passing game against them a year or two ago? Last I checked their secondary still blows, they need some safety help, bad, imo, so Berry to me absolutely makes the most sense here, but Pioli is full of surprises, so who knows?)
6. Seattle - Jimmy Clausen, QB, Notre Dame (Matt Hasselbeck is on his last legs, if that wasn't obvious enough last year. I hate to mock Clausen to the Seahawks because this means Buffalo won't be drafting one of the top QBs in this year's class, but unfortunately this is how I think it will happen.)
7. Cleveland - Dez Bryant, WR, Oklahoma State (It came down to receiver or corner back with this pick and I think that taking the top receiver would have the biggest impact. They have an awesome line in Cleveland, but they have absolutely zero play makers to throw the ball to, Dez Bryant fixes that.)
8. Oakland - Bruce Campbell, OT, Maryland (He fits the mold in which Al Davis likes to draft in, it's either him or Trent Williams here, I seriously don't think they will take Bulaga here for the same reason Cleveland won't take Clausen if he falls to them.)
9. Buffalo - Bryan Bulaga, OT, Iowa (This was very hard for me, I struggled with who I should put here --- Bulaga or Trent Williams?? In the end, Bulaga won out because he seems to fit that mean OL mold that Buffalo has been trying to build over the last years. Bulaga would fit right in with Eric Wood and Andy Levitre from last year's draft class.)
10. Jacksonville - Joe Haden, CB, Florida (Their secondary to me seems pretty pedestrian and all the Tebow talk here is just a bumch of nonsense, however, drafting another Florida Gator prospect here in the form of Joe Haden would fill a major need while filling the seats.)
11. Denver - Rolando McClain, ILB, Alabama (Personally, I think this is a bit too high for McClain, but this does fill a very important need for Denver and they did just release Andra Davis, they may not take an ILB here, but to me the writing is on the wall, they will be taking an ILB within the 1st two rounds of the draft.)
12. Miami - Brandon Graham, OLB/DE, Michigan (They just cut Joey Porter and Jason Taylor is older than dirt, while Cameron Wake looked good last year, they still need to get better at attacking the QB and Graham is the man to do it.)
13. San Francisco - Trent Williams, OT, OU (San Fran obviously needs some help on the line as they just cut Pashos, enter Trent Williams.)
14. Seattle - Charles Brown, OT, USC (I've always thought that Brown was underrated by most fans, to me he is a solid football player and although he is undersized he is formidable at the point of attack.)
15. New York Giants - Sean Weatherspoon, ILB, Missouri (I actually like this guy a LOT more than Rolando McClain, the guy has awesome range and he unlike any other ILB in this year's draft is worthy of being a 1st round pick.)
16. Tennessee - Derrick Morgan, DE, Georgia Tech (Kyle Vanden Bosch was cut, they lost Haynesworth before that, so Morgan makes the most sense here. With Morgan & Marks on their DL, there shouldn't be too much of a drop off from previous years.)
17. San Francisco - Earl Thomas, S, Texas (I know they have the makings of a pretty good defense over there in San Fran, but after addressing their gaping hole at RT, they then turn to their secondary and add a play maker to cover deep.)
18. Pittsburgh - Taylor Mays, S, USC (They add a hard hitting play maker deep into their secondary with great range and ability, this allows Polamalu to play monster while also serving as insurance in case he gets injured again.)
19. Atlanta - Dan Williams, DT, Tennessee (There is absolutely no question that Atlanta's FO will get a complete stiffy if Dan Williams is available when they pick.)
20. Houston - CJ Spiller, RB, Clemson (Slaton is a good RB, but he has had some fumbling issues and since Spiller has slipped all the way down to Houston, it would be foolish not to take him here, despite their holes at CB and S.)
21. Cincinnati - Anthony Davis, OT, Rutgers (They like to gamble on players with character concerns, so why not take Davis here? With Smith and Davis blocking their perimeter, Carson Palmer would be free to pick defenses apart.)
22. New England - Golden Tate, WR, Notre Dame (Probably one of my favorite prospects in this year's class, sucks to see him go to New England, but Welker is out until Thanksgiving and Moss is nearing the end of his stay with New England, Tate just makes perfect sense here.)
23. Green Bay - Mike Iupati, OG, Idaho (They were probably hoping for Anthony Davis or Charles Brown here, but instead they settle for the top OG of the draft.)
24. Philadelphia - Devin McCourty, CB, Rutgers (Well, they clearly need some help in their secondary and McCourty to me is the best DB prospect on the board not to mention he can add a dimension to their return game.)
25. Baltimore - Jared Odrick, DT/DE, PSU (Ozzy does it again, he manages to fill a big hole while selecting the BPA.)
26. Arizona - Jason Pierre-Paul, DE/OLB, South Florida (It's cool, I'll take some crap for this pick, but I don't care. I really don't like this guy, he is going to be a mega bust and will probably be selected much higher than this, but if he does fall here, it would make sense for the Cardinals to roll the dice on him, as Bertrand Berry just retired and Karlos Dansby signed with Miami.
27. Dallas - Kyle Wilson, CB, Boise State (They need secondary help, so they fill their biggest need here.)
28. San Diego - Jahvid Best, RB, California (I just feel like he would fit San Diego's offense better than Matthews would, my decision simply came down to that and gut instinct.)
29. New York Jets - Arrelious Benn, WR, Illinois (Now instead of having one receiver with bad hands, they'll have two!! Anyways, another physical target for their young QB.)
30. Minnesota - Ryan Matthews, RB, Fresno State (The value they're getting is absolutely awesome and with Favre may or may not be coming back, this would provide them with a power running game/2-back offense to take some pressure off of Jackson.)
31. Indianapolis - Brian Price, DT, UCLA (Polian has a tendency to neglect defense in the 1st round, but maybe after watching Brees have his way with them during the Superbowl he'll have a change of heart. To me, Price or Washington makes the most sense here, but in the end I really like what Price brings at the UT position which is harder to fill than WLB.)
32. New Orleans - Everson Griffen, DE/OLB, USC (They're offense is obviously set and at this point, Griffen just makes the most sense as Grant was cut and Griffen is the BPA.)

Round 2 (10 bonus picks)

33. St. Louis - Carlos Dunlap, DE, Florida (He would be the perfect compliment to Chris Long, plus, at this point Dunlap is an absolute bargain, he has top 10 potential but top 10 risk concerns too.)
34. Detroit - Kareem Jackson, CB, Alabama (I looked desperately for a solid pick here for the Lions as many of you might know that I'm partial to the Lions as they're my NFC team, but the problem is that there aren't many solid DB prospects available in the 2nd round. Kareem Jackson may not be the most popular choice here, but it is absolutely necessary because our secondary sucked donkeys last year, Houston is a step in the right direction and I really like Louis Delmas, so by adding Jackson we may have a respectable secondary this year.)
35. Tampa Bay - Brandon LaFell, WR, LSU (This is a player that had a disappointing combine, but he was a play maker at LSU, he kind of reminds me of Dwayne Bowe to be honest. I really think Tampa Bay needs to add more targets in order for their young QB to progress in the NFL.)
36. Kansas City - Jerry Hughes, DE/OLB, TCU (I think he fills a need for the Chiefs, although I was thinking OL, DL and possibly even TE could be possibilities here as well.)
37. Washington - Vladmir Ducasse, OG/OT, UMass (They clearly got OL problems in Washington and I think that Jason Campbell could be a good QB if given better protection.)
38. Cleveland - Chris Cook, CB/FS, Virginia (Cleveland needs some help in their secondary, but then again Cleveland pretty much needs help everywhere, nevertheless Cook goes off the board here.)
39. Oakland - Rodger Saffold, OL, Indiana (They clearly need help on their OL, but perhaps this pick makes too much sense, it wouldn't surprise me if Davis went with a player with a super fast 40 here isntead.)
40. Seattle - Jermaine Gresham, TE, OU (Dammit, one pick before the Bills, what a heart breaker...)
41. Buffalo - Terrence Cody, NT, Alabama (Buffalo gets their NT here, although I contemplated taking Bowman here to try him at ILB.)
42. Tampa Bay - Navarro Bowman, OLB, PSU (Tampa was awful against the run last year, as their run defense was ranked last.)


There you have it, there are definitely some shockers in there, hopefully I didn't put anybody in there twice. 8)

Don Vito
03-13-2010, 08:24 PM
There is a mock section bro

J255979-11nine
03-13-2010, 08:30 PM
Mock section....


Also, where is Kindle?

bored of education
03-13-2010, 08:32 PM
I want to make love to you

Don Vito
03-13-2010, 08:33 PM
I want to make love to you

Berry and Hughes would be pretty sex...especially for you

TonyGfortheTD
03-13-2010, 08:36 PM
I want to make love to you

Make it a 3 some. I'm in.

This mock is too hot to trot.

BuffaloBillsFan
03-13-2010, 08:37 PM
I want to make love to you

Thanks!!! Glad to see somebody likes it!

thebow305
03-13-2010, 08:47 PM
You left out Sergio Kindle. You can VERY QUICKLY switch him with Brandon Graham and it would be a GREAT Phins pick!

vikes_28
03-13-2010, 09:01 PM
Ryan Matthews is not a horrible pick. But I really don't like it cause Matthews isn't a pass blocking, third down type of guy.

vidae
03-13-2010, 09:03 PM
Almost too good to be true for the Chiefs. If you ever expand on it, give us the best C/G available with the next pick.

Good job for KC.

hagy34
03-13-2010, 09:04 PM
Mathews is not what we need. He's an early down back and we have Adrian Peterson. It's unreal how people want to bury the kid....

We need a 3rd down back. Not Mathews.

Pat Sims 90
03-13-2010, 09:20 PM
We already have alot of Money invested in OT with Smith and Whitworth even though i like Davis i cant see us going OT in the 1st.

Price or Iupati would be better picks

akvikefan89
03-13-2010, 09:21 PM
Odd Vikings pick. Matthews wouldn't really be that awesome of value, and it certainly isn't a need.

Would prefer Kareem Jackson or Chad Jones there.

Crazy_Chris
03-13-2010, 09:38 PM
Ryan Matthews or any 1st round RB isn't exactly a horrible choice for the Vikes but I don't think it's really a good one either. The NFL has become a 2 back league but the Vikings are one of those teams Adrian is the workhorse. Chester Taylor was an excellent 3rd down back and a very good #2 back and even he only touched the ball about 10 times a game. Than you would expect Percy Harvins role out of the back field to expand next season. So why spend a 1st round pick that is only going to touch the ball about 5 times(maybe 10 if he is lucky) a game. There is good depth at RB in this years draft they can pick up a guy in round 3 or 4. As for the 1st round, in this situation Brian Price would be the best selection at #30.

XxXdragonXxX
03-13-2010, 09:47 PM
Good first 2 picks. But why would the Seahawks draft a TE in round 2 when they have John Carlson?

BaLLiN
03-13-2010, 09:57 PM
Good giants pick

Abaddon
03-13-2010, 10:12 PM
I will continue to call the Campbell pick risuckulous until it actually happens.


Please, football gods. Strike Al Davis down the eve of the draft.

proshoota25
03-13-2010, 10:56 PM
sergio kindle to the pats would be way better than golden tate

summond822
03-14-2010, 01:06 AM
14. Seattle - Charles Brown, OT, USC (I've always thought that Brown was underrated by most fans, to me he is a solid football player and although he is undersized he is formidable at the point of attack.)
40. Seattle - Jermaine Gresham, TE, OU (Dammit, one pick before the Bills, what a heart breaker...)

Think thats too early for Brown.

Of all of our positions of need, you give us someone who we don't need. We have one of the best young TE's in the game in Carlson. It makes no sense to take another TE when he was the selection 2 years ago.

BuffaloBillsFan
03-14-2010, 01:31 AM
Good first 2 picks. But why would the Seahawks draft a TE in round 2 when they have John Carlson?

Looking back at it, Damian Williams would have probably been the better pick, I agree.

scar988
03-14-2010, 01:46 AM
19. Atlanta - Dan Williams, DT, Tennessee (There is absolutely no question that Atlanta's FO will get a complete stiffy if Dan Williams is available when they pick.)
Horrible pick and reasoning. Here is why it is bad:
1) Atlanta has ZERO need for a DT in this years draft. like not even one for depth.
2) Atlanta runs a 4-3 cover 2 defense. Dan Williams doesn't fit it.
3) Atlanta has ACTUAL NEEDS like DE, OLB and C that will be filled before it.

Jakey
03-14-2010, 11:16 AM
Not a bad steelers pick, but CJ Spiller would probaly make more sense, seems we resigned ryan clark,and Willie Prker will not likely be back.

RealityCheck
03-14-2010, 11:42 AM
One of the worse Pats pick possible.

Tate is awful, we don't need such player and we need a TE bad. Give us Gresham. And we already have our Tate.

PhysicalwithanF
03-14-2010, 12:21 PM
looks good for SF

Bengals78
03-14-2010, 12:43 PM
That is "special"
And by special I mean really really bad.

prock
03-14-2010, 02:30 PM
not a good vikes pick.

Babylon
03-14-2010, 02:39 PM
Good first 2 picks. But why would the Seahawks draft a TE in round 2 when they have John Carlson?

Charles Brown is a good pick at #14, huh?

I thought maybe that second would be something that would salvage our draft but Jermaine Gresham?. I guess the author hasnt heard of John Carlson. No offense but this is the worst Seattle draft i've seen. Give me Bulaga/Mays/Gerhart.

MikeTeel
03-14-2010, 02:48 PM
Charles Brown is a good pick at #14, huh?

I thought maybe that second would be something that would salvage our draft but Jermaine Gresham?. I guess the author hasnt heard of John Carlson. No offense but this is the worst Seattle draft i've seen. Give me Bulaga/Mays/Gerhart.

Agreed, Gresham in the 2nd would be a waste since we just signed Chris Baker so that Bates can use his 2 TE sets that he loves. But if we wasted the 2nd on Gresham he would be forced to do nothing but block so it would be a bad pick. I would really rather not take Brown at 14, but apparently he's a really good fit for the ZBS and has obvious connections to Carrol but I don't think thats enough to reach on him so high. I do like Clausen at 6 though.

Babylon
03-14-2010, 02:54 PM
Agreed, Gresham in the 2nd would be a waste since we just signed Chris Baker so that Bates can use his 2 TE sets that he loves. But if we wasted the 2nd on Gresham he would be forced to do nothing but block so it would be a bad pick. I would really rather not take Brown at 14, but apparently he's a really good fit for the ZBS and has obvious connections to Carrol but I don't think thats enough to reach on him so high. I do like Clausen at 6 though.

Gresham would be blocking for the 1st time if that were the case, taking Brown would be passing on Anthony Davis there.

T-RICH49
03-23-2010, 09:40 PM
Berry AND Hughes?man give ust Cam Thomas or best G/C and it's freaking incredible