PDA

View Full Version : Three Round Mock


Jack Daniel
04-27-2007, 01:29 AM
Round One
1. Oakland – JaMarcus Russell (QB, LSU)
The question here will be going with Russell or Calvin Johnson. Al Davis would prefer to with Johnson, who is by far the top prospect in the draft, but in order to do that he has to be able to orchestrate a trade that would allow to grab a QB for at least next season, which he is trying to do by trying to get Josh McCown. As thing are right now, it looks like Detroit isn’t going to deal McCown to the Raiders essentially forcing Al to go with the potential franchise QB JaMarcus Russell.

2. Detroit – Calvin Johnson (WR, Georgia Tech)
The Lions really want out of this pick and I’m sure with Johnson on the board, they’ll find a suitor in Tampa, Atlanta, or Denver. If they cannot strike a deal, word out of Detroit is that instead of reaching for Gaines Adams, Matt Millen is prepared to select his 4th first round WR in 5 years. Apparently the logic by selecting Johnson they’ll have more time to work out a deal or have the best player in the draft.

3. Cleveland – Adrian Peterson (RB, Oklahoma)
This is an awfully tough call for GM Phil Savage. On one hand the Browns would like to take the potential franchise QB in Brady Quinn, but on the other Romeo Crennell and Phil Savage want a player who can come in and contribute immediately from this pick and that guy is Peterson. There are a lot of rumors coming out concerning Peterson’s health and what not, but at the end of the day it’s all just smoke and mirrors. Sure there are injury concerns, but he will have Jamal Lewis to take some of the beating and help him get adjusted to the NFL. Given his measurables and performance of OU, Peterson could become one of the best in the business.

4. Tampa Bay – Joe Thomas (T, Wisconsin)
It is pretty clear that the Bucs are going to make a run at the Detroit’s second pick in order to secure Calvin Johnson, but if they are unable to do so and Detroit does select him as expected then the pick here will likely be Joe Thomas, a player that the Bucs have as one of their 5 elite prospects. Jon Gruden has wanted to strengthen the offensive line for Tampa Bay for a while now so he certainly will not pass on a blue chip tackle.

5. Arizona – Levi Brown (T, Penn State)
The Cardinals would really like Joe Thomas with this pick, but if he does not fall, the team has expressed serious interest in Levi Brown. One thing that’s going to certainly change under Wisenhunt is the running game. Edgerrin James is certainly going to get a lot more carries, which won’t amount to much if he is running behind the same line that only allowed him to net a 3.4 yard average in 2006. If Brown is their guy here, expect the Cardinals to attempt to trade back and select him.

6. Washington – Gaines Adams (DE, Clemson)
The Redskins are another team that is likely to trade down of draft day because this is their only pick during day one. Given that Quinn is still on the board, they should have Miami and pretty interested so long as the price is right. If they do have to stay put, it will be their choice between either Adams or Amobi Okeye. After generating a league low, 19.0 sacks in 2006 the pick should be Adams who is the best pass rusher available/

7. Minnesota – Brady Quinn (QB, Notre Dame)
This is a hard lot for the Vikings. They need a WR badly, but there is no way that Calvin Johnson falls this far, outside of that there is a need for a pass rusher, but Gaines Adams will not fall past both Detroit and Washington. The best thing Brad Childress can do here is solicit this pick to a team that needs Quinn, maybe Miami, or simply take the standout QB himself. Yes, Tavarious Jackson was taken in the second round last year, but there is just so much value in Quinn at this point, that it would be too hard to pass.

8. Atlanta – LaRon Landry (S, LSU)
This would be the ideal situation for the Falcons heading into draft day. At strong safety, Lawyer Milloy is heading into his 12th NFL season, meaning the gas is inevitably running out of the tank, and at free safety Chris Crocker only nabbed one interception in ’06. Landry is a natural leader who can realistically project as either a free or strong safety, likely a free safety for the Falcons, who were considering moving second year CB Jimmy Williams to the position to fill that need.

9. Miami – Amobi Okeye (DT, Louisville)
The Dolphins will more than likely try to trade up and grab Quinn to be their QB of the future, but if they cannot work out a deal then the choice boils down to Okeye or CB Leon Hall. I give the nod to Okeye based on the fact that the transition from 4-3 to 3-4 requires different types of lineman. To play end you generally need bigger DEs or smaller DTs who are quick and can penetrate. Okeye has shown the ability to get into the backfield, generating 15 tackles for a loss and 8 sacks during his senior campaign.

10. Houston – Leon Hall (CB, Michigan)
The Texans have a shaky secondary outside of youngster Dunta Robinson at CB, not a good situation taking into account Houston faces Peyton Manning and Vince Young at least twice a year. Hall is the best CB prospect in this class. He showed that he has the speed to man up with NFL WRs at the combine and he also has show the size and willingness to get physical. He and Robinson would make a great young CB combo in Houston.

11. San Francisco – Patrick Willis (LB, Mississippi)
Rumors are coming out of San Francisco that if Patrick Willis is still on the board at 11, Mike Nolan is not going to hestistate select him. Nolan is familiar with Willis after coaching him during the Senior Bowl so he knows the athleticism and leadership he brings to the table. His ability to play 110% and go from sideline to sideline will allow him to immediately become the anchor of the middle of the 49ers’ 3-4 defensive front.

12. Buffalo – Darrell Revis (CB, Pittsburgh)
There are rumors abound that Darrell Revis is making a really strong push to be the number one CB in this draft and is right on the heels of Leon Hall. The Bills would really like a shot at Patrick Willis, but if he’s not available Revis would be the best option, given that it may be to high to reach for Marshawn Lynch. Revis would be to add depth to an otherwise depleted secondary and step into Antoine Winfield’s role as the team’s top CB, likely sooner rather than later.

13. St. Louis – Adam Carriker (DE, Nebraska)
This would be a very solid selection for a St. Louis team looking to rebuild its defensive line after experiencing some first round busts in Dameion Lewis and Jimmy Kennedy. On one hand Carriker is a big 290 plus pound DE who would be an excellent compliment to Leonard Little, but he showed during the Senior Bowl not only the willingness to move inside to DT, but also the ability to do so in the NFL. Carriker is a great versatile prospect that, at the very least, should prove to be a solid starter in the NFL.

14. Carolina – Greg Olsen (TE, Miami)
Carolina has some needs on the defensive side of the ball, but none of those supersede the need for some more explosiveness on offense. Right now the Panthers have good RBs, but they always seem to be injured, an aging Keyshawn Johnson, and Steve Smith the only consistent game changer on that side of the ball. With the athleticism and hands Olsen possesses he is more of a WR than he is a TE.

15. Pittsburgh – Lawrence Timmons (OLB, Florida State)
The Steelers need to grab an OLB with the ability to get into opposing backfields to replace Joey Porter, who was released. Timmons does not have the ideal size that a scout would look for in a 3-4 LB, but he does have that quickness coming off the edge. During his senior season at FSU, his first as a full time starter, he recorded 18 tackles for a loss and 5 sacks. He also has experience lining up at DE as a pass rusher.

16. Green Bay – Marshawn Lynch (RB, California)
Marshawn Lynch seems to be the consensus pick for Green Bay, if the Packers do not loose out on him to Buffalo. After letting Ahman Green leave via free agency, the Packers need to find a RB early on day one that can come in and contribute immediately. Lynch’s ability to go between the tackles or come around the edge is very valuable, but perhaps his best asset is his abilities as a target in the passing game coming out of the backfield.

17. Jacksonville – Jamaal Anderson (DE, Arkansas)
The question here for Jacksonville will be between going DE or S with both Anderson and Florida’s Reggie Nelson likely to be on the board at this point. Given the ability of Anderson and his overall potential I would say he is likely has the edge of Nelson in the case. Some question whether Anderson was a one year wonder, but anyone who can put up 13.5 sacks and 19.5 tackles for a loss at 288 pounds has a lot of potential at the next level. Look for him to push immediately for Paul Spicer starting position as early as training camp.

18. Cincinnati – Alan Branch (DT, Michigan)
If Branch was too fall this far, the Bengals would almost certainly being calling his name. Cincinnati lacks a dominant presence in the interior. Sam Adams is too old and neither John Thornton nor Domata Peko can fill that roll. At 323 lbs. Branch could be a dominant run stuffer, taking up both a lot of space and blockers at the same time, making the entire front seven better. There are some who question Branch’s motor and tenacity, however, if Marvin Lewis can get Branch to play hard every down, he’ll have a difference maker on his hands.

19. Tennessee – Ted Ginn Jr. (WR, Ohio State))
There is not much for Vince Young to work with next season currently on the roster at WR in Tennessee. Drew Bennett, the top target in 2006, is now a Ram and Bobby Wade is gone as well. Ted Ginn would give the Titans the most dynamic WR in the draft, outside of Calvin Johnson of course. He still needs to work on his route running and concentration, but in terms of talent and speed, Ginn is second to no one. His ability as a return man will also be important given that Pacman Jones was the Titans returner, but he won’t be available until week 10 at the earliest.

20. New York Giants – Joe Staley (T, Central Michigan)
With the way things are shaping up, this pick is going to likely come down to either Central Michigan’s Joe Staley or the top CB on the board. Given the need to upgrade at left tackle and having Joe Staley sitting right here, it’d be very hard for the Giants to go any other way. Staley is tremendously athletic and is the “prototypical” left tackle, tall, quick, and athletic. He could come in and immediately upgrade Eli Manning’s protection on the left side.

21. Denver – Jarvis Moss (DE/OLB, Florida)
The Broncos best pass rusher is Elvis Dumervil, but at 5’11, 250 lbs. he is not able to hold up against the run and starters Kenard Lang and Ebenzer Ekuban could easily be upgraded over. Moss is somewhat undersized at only 250 lbs., but he did lose a lot of weight due to a infection and should be able to bulk back up. There are some who are comparing him to Jevon Kearse, which says a lot about his potential. There are some character concerns Mike Shanahan will have to get over with Moss too.

22. Dallas – Aaron Ross (CB, Texas)
The only two fixtures as of right now in the Dallas secondary are standouts Terrance Newman and Roy Williams. Outside of those two you have Ken Hamlin, who is coming back from a serious head injury stemming from an off-field incident, at free safety and Anthony Henry, who battled injuries toward the end of last year. There has also been talk of moving Henry to free safety. All of this would make Ross the best selection, if for nothing more than to act a nickleback and insurance.

23. Kansas City – Robert Meachem (WR, Tennessee)
There are a couple options for the Chiefs with this pick. They could go offensive line with Ben Grubbs to replace Will Shields, but with Meachem on the board still, I think they’ll go WR. Neither of the Chiefs’ starting WR came close to posting 1,000 yard seasons in 2006. Meachem would likely come and immediately become their biggest threat in the passing game. Adding a good WR will force teams to focus more on the pass, taking some pressure of Larry Johnson and the running game.

24. New England – Paul Posluszny (LB, Penn State)
The Patriots need to find an eventual replacement for Teddy Bruschi in the inside after he seriously contemplated retirement for a short period, meaning the idea is already starting to take root with him. Posluszny was an OLB at Penn State, where he capture the record for career tackles, but there is little doubt with his tenacity and athleticism that he could transfer inside without losing a step.

25. New York Jets – Chris Houston (CB, Arkansas)
The Jets would like to land a pass rusher here, but word is that Eric Mangini isn’t sold on the idea that Anthony Spencer can make it as a 3-4 OLB. A CB is another major need for the Jets, especially with former second round Justin Miller being in Mangini’s doghouse. Houston is raw, but he is the type of CB that the Jets prefer. He is very quick, tough, and excels in man coverage. Houston is very raw coming out after his first season as a starter, but the CB class is weak this year so the Jets should look to grab their guy early.

26. Philadelphia – Michael Griffin (S, Texas)
The Eagles have done a really nice job of addressing many of their major needs during free agency and they do not have any glaring weaknesses. Perhaps the one position that can be readily upgraded his S. Sean Consedine will be replacing Michael Lewis permanently at strong safety, but he has yet to really prove himself and Brian Dawkins will not be able to play forever so grooming him an heir and back-up couldn’t hurt.

27. New Orleans – Justin Harrell (DT, Tennessee)
The Saints have to bring the defense up to speed with the offense if they hope to go further than the NFC Championship game in 2007. One position in need of a major makeover is DT, where there has been uncertainty and a lack of talent due to Jonathan Sullivan proving himself to be a bust. Harrell has been a prospect on the rise as of late. He was a highly touted senior prospect, but he was kept off the field due to injuries; however, he is showing through his workouts that he is healthy, in shape, and ready to make a contribution at the next level.

28. New England – Reggie Nelson (S, Florida)
There could be some problems for the Patriots in the secondary in the next couple seasons. First and foremost you have Asante Samuel wanting a trade with contract negotiations not going the way he wants them too. Secondly, Rodney Harrison is approaching the final stages of his career. Nelson is a very versatile defender. He shows a willingness to come up and play the run and the ability to cover as well as a CB. He could ideally push Atrell Hawkins for playing time at free safety, while being groomed to be placed wherever Bill Belichick sees fit.

29. Baltimore – Ryan Kalil (C, USC)
One of the few weaknesses, in an otherwise solid season, for the Ravens in 2006 was the shakiness of the offensive line. There are questions especially along the interior at G and C. Kalil is the best interior lineman in the draft and one of the best prospect left this late in round one. He has blocked for some of the most prolific backfields in the NCAA while at SC. Even if takes moving some players around, Kalil would be a great pick.

30. San Diego – Dwayne Bowe (WR, LSU)
Chargers GM A.J. Smith has expressed a desire to go for a S with this pick and he could do that if he wanted to go Brandon Meriweather here, but with both Bowe and Dwayne Jarrett still on the board, it’d be very hard to pass on the opportunity to grab Phillip Rivers a young, dynamic target to pair with at WR and go S in the second round, with say Aaron Rouse or Eric Weedle.

31. Chicago – Dwayne Jarrett (WR, USC)
Wide receiver is not a major need for the Bears, but if Dwayne Jarrett was sitting here, he would be hard not to select. He would give Rex Grossman a solid possession WR to work the intermediate routes over the middle and he’ll create huge mismatches using his size and strength, especially in the red zone.

32. Indianapolis – Jon Beason (LB, Miami)
The Colts need an athletic LB who can potentially make an immediate contribution in place of Cato June, who is signed with the Buccaneers. Tony Dungy would be lucky if this scenario plays out and a player as gifted as Beason falls to them. His athleticism makes him ideal for the Tampa 2 defense, in which he could realistically play any of the 3 LB positions.



Round 2
33. Oakland – Ben Grubbs (G, Auburn)
34. Detroit – Trent Edwards (QB, Stanford)
35. Tampa Bay – Anthony Spencer (DE, Purdue)
36. Cleveland – Eric Wright (CB, UNLV)
37. Chicago – Zach Miller (TE, Arizona State)
38. Arizona – Brandon Meriweather (S, Miami)
39. Atlanta – Justin Blalock (OL, Texas)
40. Miami – Drew Stanton (QB, Michigan State)
41. Minnesota – Steve Smith (WR, USC)
42. San Francisco – Sidney Rice (WR, South Carolina)
43. Buffalo – Antonio Pittman (RB, Ohio State)
44. Atlanta – Tim Crowder (DE, Texas)
45. Carolina – David Harris (LB, Michigan)
46. Pittsburgh – Samson Satele (C, Hawaii)
47. Green Bay – Anthony Gonzalez (WR, Ohio State)
48. Jacksonville – Eric Weedle (S, Utah)
49. Cincinnati – Marcus McCauley (CB, Fresno State)
50. Tennessee – Kenny Irons (RB, Auburn)
51. New York Giants – Tanard Jackson (DB, Syracuse)
52. St. Louis – DeMarcus Tyler (DT, North Carolina State)
53. Dallas – Craig Davis (WR, LSU)
54. Kansas City – Tony Ugoh (T, Arkansas)
55. Seattle – Aaron Sears (OL, Tennessee)
56. Denver – Paul Solai (DT, Utah)
57. Philadelphia – Brian Leonard (FB, Rutgers)
58. New Orleans – Ben Patrick (TE, Delaware)
59. New York Jets – LaMarr Woodley (DE/OLB, Michigan)
60. Miami – Josh Wilson (CB, Maryland)
61. Baltimore – John Beck (QB, BYU)
62. San Diego – Aaron Rouse (S, Virginia Tech)
63. New York Jets – Ray McDonald (DE, Florida)
64. Tampa Bay – Turk McBride (DT, Tennessee)


Round 3

65. Oakland – Jason Hill (WR, Washington State)
66. Detroit – Buster Davis (ILB, Florida State)
67. Cleveland – Marshall Yanda (OL, Iowa)
68. Tampa Bay – Daymeion Hughes (CB, California)
69. Arizona – Stewart Bradley (OLB, Nebraska)
70. Denver – James Marten (T, Boston College)
71. Miami – Ikaika Alma-Francis (DE, Hawaii)
72. Minnesota – Charles Johnson (DE, Georgia)
73. Houston – Andrea Allison (WR, East Carolina)
74. Buffalo – Doug Free (T, Northern Illionois)
75. Atlanta – Michael Bush (RB, Louisville)
76. San Francisco – Quentin Moses (DE/OLB, Georgia)
77. Pittsburgh – Tony Hunt (RB, Penn State)
78. Green Bay – Josh Gattis (S, Wake Forest)
79. Jacksonville – David Clowney (WR, Virginia Tech)
80. Tennessee – John Wade (CB, Tennessee)
81. New York Giants – Brandon Jackson (RB, Nebraska)
82. St. Louis – Justin Durant (OLB, Hampton)
83. Carolina – Josh Beekman (G, Boston College)
84. Kansas City – Brandon Mebane (DT, California)
85. Seattle – Victor Abiamiri (DE, Notre Dame)
86. Denver – Tim Shaw (OLB, Penn State)
87. Dallas – Mason Crosby (K, Colorado)
88. New Orleans – Scott Chandler (TE, Iowa)
89. New York Jets – Paul Williams (WR, Fresno State)
90. Philadelphia – Kevin Kolb (QB, Houston)
91. New England – Kenny Scott (CB, Georgia Tech)
92. Buffalo – Stephen Nicholas (OLB, South Florida)
93. San Diego – Sabby Piscitelli (S, Oregon State)
94. Chicago – Quincy Black (OLB, New Mexico)
95. Indianapolis – Quinn Pitcock (DT, Ohio State)
96. San Diego – Terell Brown (CB, Texas)
97. San Francisco – Ryan Harris (T, Notre Dame)
98. Indianapolis – Lorenzo Booker (RB, Florida State)
99. Oakland – Jay Moore (DE, Nebraska)

alexschnarr
04-27-2007, 04:21 AM
not going to complain about that 49ers mock, good job

eaglesalltheway
04-27-2007, 06:21 AM
Pretty good mock overall, and your first two picks for the Eagles are my favorite ones. As for your third, I may have just thrown up. We don't need a QB, and would go with Anthony Waters, MLB, Clemson.

LitoSheppard
04-27-2007, 06:23 AM
Great 2 rounds for Eagles, third i don't like.

T-RICH49
04-27-2007, 06:24 AM
awesome KC picks

jackalope
04-27-2007, 07:25 AM
I don't like it too much after the 1st.

Finsfan79
04-27-2007, 08:27 AM
9. Miami – Amobi Okeye (DT, Louisville)
The Dolphins will more than likely try to trade up and grab Quinn to be their QB of the future, but if they cannot work out a deal then the choice boils down to Okeye or CB Leon Hall. I give the nod to Okeye based on the fact that the transition from 4-3 to 3-4 requires different types of lineman. To play end you generally need bigger DEs or smaller DTs who are quick and can penetrate. Okeye has shown the ability to get into the backfield, generating 15 tackles for a loss and 8 sacks during his senior campaign.

No problem from me for this pick


40. Miami – Drew Stanton (QB, Michigan State)

I like the kid’s potential but folks rate him as 4-5th best QB we can get him in the 3rd round honestly

I would take Sears, Ugoh, Rice, McCauley there

60. Miami – Josh Wilson (CB, Maryland)

Josh Beck please

71. Miami – Ikaika Alma-Francis (DE, Hawaii)

With picking Okoye in the 1st we don’t need this player dude :)

Michael Bush is best value here, Beekman is a solid player, Charles Johnson is good value, Quentin Moses would be a steal at this point


9th Okoye DE/DT (if not trade up/down)
40th Ugoh LT
60th Beck QB
71 Bush RB (Value pick with him with Brown that would be a sick rushing duo)

BiggerFoot
04-27-2007, 09:28 AM
you have the Saints taking TEs in the 2nd and 3rd rounds, switch one of them to either LB, DB, or WR.

Acreboy
04-27-2007, 09:34 AM
Saints, round 1 gotta go Bowe, he's clearly BPA

Round 2 make it Josh Wilson CB

Quinn Pitcock probably

TheGunShow
04-27-2007, 09:34 AM
Steelers mock stinks like butt!

hugegmenfan
04-27-2007, 01:08 PM
horrible giants draft

1st rounder- im not a big fan of staley and with beason on the board who is arguably the top OLB in the draft, id prefer him

2nd rounder- jackson is a safety not a corner and will play that in the nfl. give us craig davis or josh wilson

3rd rounder- beekman or ryan harris: address oline here not 1st round unless its levi brown

Dice_K
04-27-2007, 01:29 PM
Not bad second round for the cardinals, however the first round is a big reach

Go_Eagles77
04-27-2007, 01:40 PM
I like the eagles' first 2 rounds but hate the 3rd.