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    Moses' Mock Draft

    Version: 1.0
    Date: October 24, 2007
    Rounds: 1

    Draft order is based on Week 8 ESPN Power Rankings.

    Please provide reasoning with any feedback you leave.

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    1. St. Louis Rams

    Jake Long - Offensive Tackle - Senior - Michigan
    The Rams offence is a far cry from the greatest show on turf days. The offensive line needs a new building block up front to replace the aging Orlando Pace. Long is a good fit for this team and should provide an excellent starting point for an offence that has lost its identity.

    2. Miami Dolphins

    Glenn Dorsey - Defensive Tackle - Senior - LSU
    The Dolphins defence has been awful this season and it looks like they're going to have to completely rehaul that side of the ball. Dorsey is a great start to that rebuilding process and should be a great anchor for the team. Versatility is one of Dorsey's strengths so whatever scheme Miami ends up running he should be an impact player from day one against both the run and pass.

    3. New York Jets

    Darren McFadden - Runningback - Junior - Arkansas
    McFadden could easily be the best player in this draft and teams will learn from their mistakes last year when they passed on Adrian Peterson. The Jets have some work to do on their offence as it's going through a transition period . By adding a player like McFadden, the Jets get a big-time playmaker and another piece to structure their offence around.

    4. Atlanta Falcons

    Brian Brohm - Quarterback - Senior - Louisville
    The biggest knocks on Brohm are his injury history and the fact that he may be a product of his college system. Bobby Petrino has intimate knowledge of both these areas so he should be comfortable picking his former college quarterback. Brohm gives the Falcons a new quarterback and leader to rally around in Atlanta, something this ailing team desperately needs.

    5. New England Patriots (from San Fransisco)

    Kenny Phillips - Safety - Junior - Miami (FL)
    The Patriots could become even more dominant with the addition of another high draft pick. Adding a playmaking safety like Phillips is a great move because the Patriots have some question marks in the secondary. Plus, if their offence keeps dominating like it has been, they'll need all the bodies in the secondary they can get because they'll always be playing with a lead.

    6. Oakland Raiders

    Calais Campbell - Defensive End - Junior - Miami (FL)
    The Raiders have a lot of talent of their defence with the exception of the defensive line. Campbell is a freakish player because of his length and overall athleticism. Al Davis loves big-time athletes and Campbell is just that. Campbell could be the last piece of the puzzle for a defence that is close to being elite.

    7. Minnesota Vikings

    Andre Woodson - Quarterback - Senior - Kentucky
    Tarvaris Jackson has been downright awful this season and needs to be replaced as soon as possible. With Adrian Peterson in the backfield, a rookie quarterback should have some opportunities to make plays despite the Vikings lack of receiving options. Woodson has all the physical tools of a great pocket passer and he avoids costly mistakes which makes him a great fit in Minnesota.

    8. Buffalo Bills

    DeSean Jacskon - Wide Receiver - Junior - California
    The Bills need to bolster their offence if they want to be contenders. The quarterback situation is sketchy right now but it needs time to play out. Wide receiver, on the other hand, needs immediate reinforcements. Jackson is a speedster who gives the Bills a big play threat who needs to be accounted for on every play. Between Evans, Parrish, and Jackson, the Bills would finally have a legitimate receiving core.

    9. New Orleans Saints

    James Laurinaitis - Inside Linebacker - Junior - Ohio St.
    The Saints defence has a lot of holes and linebacker is definitely one of them. Laurinaitis should start at one of the linebacker positions right away for the Saints and should instantly contribute as one of the team's top tacklers. A talented linebacker like Laurinaitis can turn an entire defence around and that is exactly what the Saints will be expecting out of him.

    10. Cincinnati Bengals

    Chris Long - Defensive End - Senior - Virginia
    Chris Long is a high-motor, productive defensive end with great character and pedigree. The Bengals need to instill a new attitude into their players and the best way to do so is by bringing in players like Long who will lead both by example and verbally. Long is more than just a great character player though as he has great technique and the ability to make a handful of impact plays every game.

    11. Philadelphia Eagles

    Sam Baker - Offensive Tackle - Senior - USC
    Philadelphia loves to draft linemen early because they know football is won and lost in the trenches. Baker is a left tackle prospect who should be able to aid the Eagles' ailing tackle situation both immediately and in the long run. Donovan McNabb simply needs more time in the pocket if his team is going to be successful.

    12. Houston Texans

    Malcolm Jenkins - Cornerback - Junior - Ohio St.
    Houston's defensive line is really shaping up and DeMeco Ryans is making an impact for the linebackers. All they need now is a legitimate secondary, which all begins at cornerback. Jenkins brings great physical attributes and a playmaking attitude to a secondary that needs to step up if this team wants to take another step forward.

    13. Arizona Cardinals

    Derrick Harvey - Defensive End/Outside Linebacker - Junior - Florida
    Harvey is a big-time athlete with the numbers to back up his statistics. He's a likely candidate for the rushbacker position, something that the Cardinals will need if they want to continue their switch to the 3-4. Arizona's defence needs some work and in the NFL the pass rush is king, making Harvey a hot commodity.

    14. Dallas Cowboys (from Cleveland)

    Justin King - Cornerback - Junior - Penn St.
    The Cowboys need to bolster their depth at cornerback opposite Terrence Newman. King is an explosive athlete with all the makings of a top NFL cornerback. Also, this gives the Cowboys the versatility to move Anthony Henry to safety if the Ken Hamlin experiment doesn't work.

    15. Chicago Bears

    Gosder Cherilus - Offensive Tackle - Senior - Boston College
    The Bears have an aging and ineffective offensive line which is in dire need of a youth movement. Cherilus is a big road grader type who should help open up some holes in the running game which the Bears love to utilize. Although he'll likely never be a left tackle, Cherilus is as pro-ready as any offensive linemen and could step in at right tackle right away.

    16. Denver Broncos

    Sedrick Ellis - Defensive Tackle - Senior - USC
    Ellis is a disruptive force on the interior defensive line, something the Broncos need if they want to improve their porous run defence. Ellis' ability to get into the backfield and make plays for negative yardage will be critical for Denver. Plus, they love to rotate their defensive linemen so another capable body is always a big positive.

    17. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    Matt Ryan - Quarterback - Senior - Boston College
    Jeff Garcia has done a nice job managing the game but he's not the long term answer at quarterback. The Buccaneers need somebody who can stretch the field and make some difficult throws. Ryan fits the bill nicely, plus he does all the little things which will have Gruden salivating over him.

    18. Seattle Seahawks

    Jonathan Stewart - Runningback - Junior - Oregon
    It's clear that Shaun Alexander is only a shell of his former self and at the least he'll need a legitimate runningback to split time with. Stewart is a very well-rounded back with an elite blend of size, speed, and power. Easing in Stewart by splitting the workload with Alexander could be very beneficial to both players, leading to the the resurgence of their stagnant rushing attack.

    19. Baltimore Ravens

    Quentin Groves - Defensive End/Outside Linebacker - Senior - Auburn
    The Ravens defence lost a top-notch player in Adalius Thomas to free agency last season and it shows. Groves is an elite pass rusher who should be able to fill the hole left by Thomas. Although their offence needs a lot of work still, a lot of that improvement will have to come from the development of their young players already on the roster.

    20. Kansas City Chiefs

    Ryan Clady - Offensive Tackle - Junior - Boise St.
    Kansas City needs to rebuild their offensive line to allow them to reap the full benefits of having Larry Johnson in the backfield. Clady is a left tackle prospect who should develop into a solid all-around player. With Clady, the Chiefs can continue to improve their offence which hasn't been the same since their loss to the Colts in the playoffs a few years ago.

    21. Carolina Panthers

    Reggie Smith - Safety - Junior - Oklahoma
    Reggie Smith played cornerback most of his college career but he's already being projected as a possible safety by some scouts. The Panthers have a gaping hole at safety which Smith could go a long way in filling. Smith has great cover skills which will be a nice change of pace compared to who they are starting right now at safety.

    22. Detroit Lions

    Antoine Cason - Cornerback - Senior - Arizona
    The Lions need to upgrade their defence if they want to continue making forward progress. With their high-scoring offence already in place, adding a cornerback to their weak secondary makes a lot of sense. Cason is a guy who could step in as a starter from day one and make opposing quarterbacks think twice about throwing to his side of the field.

    23. Washington Redskins

    Malcolm Kelly - Wide Receiver - Junior - Oklahoma
    Kelly is a fast-rising junior who could really see his stock climb with a good off-season. The Redskins need more depth at wide receiver and Kelly is just what the doctor ordered. Kelly's size will make him a great redzone target and he should be able to create mismatches in the slot which is exactly what they need out of him.

    24. San Diego Chargers

    Rey Maualuga - Inside Linebacker - Junior - USC
    The Chargers are a very solid team from top to bottom but could use an elite player at the inside linebacker position. Mauluga is a physical marvel who should see his stock increase after workouts and he is the perfect fit for the 3-4. The versatility and intensity Mauluga brings to the inside linebacker position will be appreciated by the Chargers.

    25. Tennessee Titans

    Limas Sweed - Wide Receiver - Senior - Texas
    Sweed and Vince Young are already familiar with each other after spending time together at Texas. The Titans need some playmakers on their offence to give Young some more options when passing the ball. Sweed is a big target who should find the endzone a lot with Young passing him the ball.

    26. Jacksonville Jaguars

    Dan Connor - Linebacker - Senior - Penn St.
    Jacksonville could use a standout linebacker. Connor could project to any of the three linebacker positions on the Jaguars and should see playing time from day one. Connor's well-balanced game and hard nosed approach to football make him a perfect fit for the Jaguars.

    27. Pittsburgh Steelers

    Michael Oher - Offensive Tackle - Junior - Ole Miss
    The Steelers' offensive line has been a staple for years but it needs an injection of youth and talent to remain at that level. Oher is an offensive tackle with a ton of potential who could spend a year inside at guard before he takes on the responsibility of a tackle. Wherever he ends up permanently alnog the offensive line, he'll be a big help to a football team that prides themselves in physically outmatching their opponents.

    28. Green Bay Packers

    Steve Slaton - Runningback - Junior - West Virginia
    The Packers have one of the worst rushing offences in the league which is clearly something that needs to be addressed in the off-season. Slaton likely won't be a full-time starter, but he could play lightning to DeShawn Wynn's thunder. The Packers will likely still use a runningback-by-committee approach next season but an explosive playmaker like Slaton will add an entirely new dimension to their offence.

    29. New York Giants

    Keith Rivers - Outside Linebacker - Senior - USC
    Rivers is a speedy linebacker with great range and the ability to get to the edge and rush the passer. The Giants have lacked consistent play from their outside linebackers and could really use a standout like Rivers. New York's pass rushing ability is already elite and with the addition of a top-end linebacker like Rivers, their defence could finally take the next step.

    30. Dallas Cowboys

    Adarius Bowman - Wide Receiver - Senior - Oklahoma St.
    The Cowboys are already an elite offence but they still need more depth and talent at wide receiver. Bowman is a big, physical player who has excellent production throughout his collegiate career. Bowman should step in as the slot receiver immediately and should be one of Tony Romo's favourite targets in the redzone.

    31. San Francisco (from Indianapolis)

    Early Doucet - Wide Receiver - Senior - LSU
    Doucet is a well-rounded receiver who has all the tools modern NFL teams are looking for in a wide out. Although he may not turn out to be a game breaker like Dwayne Bowe, Doucet should provide Alex Smith with a reliable target, soemthing Smith hasn't had enough of since he entered the league. The 49ers desperately need better production out of their wide receivers and the addition of Doucet should get them that sooner rather than later.

    32. New England Patriots

    Pick Forfeit

  • #2
    Nice job Moses. Now grow a set and do three rounds.

    By the way, I would hate passing on Ryan to pick Cherlius, not because of position preference, I just think Ryan is the much more valuable prospect.


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    • #3
      Originally posted by bearsfan_51 View Post
      Nice job Moses. Now grow a set and do three rounds.

      By the way, I would hate passing on Ryan to pick Cherlius, not because of position preference, I just think Ryan is the much more valuable prospect.
      I thought about that pick for a long time and it was a tough one. I think a lot depends on what Griese and the Bears for that matter do the rest of the season. If Griese keeps playing well and Chicago makes a push for the playoffs, I could see them taking Cherilus. However, if they collapse and Griese clearly isn't the answer, it's time to get a new quarterback in there even if it costs a season or two of winning. It will be interesting to see how that pick changes in the coming weeks because I bet it will change on a weekly basis.

      I can barely get myself to do a one round mock draft this early in the process. , let alone a 3 round monstrosity. Hell, I don't think I did a 3 rounder last year until after the combine and all that good stuff.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Moses View Post
        I thought about that pick for a long time and it was a tough one. I think a lot depends on what Griese and the Bears for that matter do the rest of the season. If Griese keeps playing well and Chicago makes a push for the playoffs, I could see them taking Cherilus. However, if they collapse and Griese clearly isn't the answer, it's time to get a new quarterback in there even if it costs a season or two of winning. It will be interesting to see how that pick changes in the coming weeks because I bet it will change on a weekly basis.

        I can barely get myself to do a one round mock draft this early in the process. , let alone a 3 round monstrosity. Hell, I don't think I did a 3 rounder last year until after the combine and all that good stuff.
        Even if Griese doesn't collapse passing on Ryan still isn't a good idea. When you need a franchise quarterback and theres one available you take him.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Hurricane Ditka View Post
          Even if Griese doesn't collapse passing on Ryan still isn't a good idea. When you need a franchise quarterback and theres one available you take him.
          I guess it depends on if you're trying to win now or later. Remember, the Bears are only a season away from playing in the Super Bowl. Drafting a quarterback in the first round is something a contender rarely does.

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          • #6
            I really, really like the Pats pick. We could use even more versatility in the defensive backfield even with drafting Meriweather a year ago. Phillips can play both safety positions and even some CB.

            Taking Phillips would make him Rodney's replacement and we could let Meriweather/Eugene Wilson focus on corner full time and let the other play FS. This would give us a great looking DB crew for the future with Meriweather (SS-FS-CB), Ellis Hobbs (CB), Randall *** (CB), Eugene Wilson (FS-CB), Phillips (SS-FS-CB), and Asante if he decides to stick around. I like the idea of having college teammates who played opposite eachother at Miami reunite in the NFL.

            DE/OLB is another possibilty. A guy like Derrick Harvey who has the athleticism to start outside primarily rushing the passer and possibly get moved inside later is intriguing.

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            • #7
              good mock, most of your picks make sense, although the bears skipping on Ryan seems unlikely, but it's your party I guess.

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              • #8
                I can't for the life of me see why the Rams would draft an offensive tackle in the first round when their defense has been so terrible for years and years now, but I suppose I wouldn't put it past a team with the first overall pick to make a stupid move - after all, they're picking first for a reason. As far as the Patriots, Kenny Phillips wouldn't be a bad pick if only because the Patriots don't really need anything and he's a decent value. New England likely won't be picking in the top ten this year though, because they'll trade down if they are - too expensive a price to pay for a rookie that won't see the field much.

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                • #9
                  IF Samuels leaves then Phillips pick is a good one, one of the Safties would get moved to Cb, i think it would be merrieweather, since Wilson is good at playing saftey he has been playing that spot for quite some time now. Philllips is just amazing why would u move him to cb.


                  I think the Eagles need a electifying WR/Rb/Pr/Kr but they usually dont draft one in the first, so LT does seem logical. I have a feeling Runyan will be let go of first because he makes more. And Thomas will be let go of the following season, so LT- rookie and RT-Justice.

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                  • #10
                    Looks too much like Scott's mock...same exact players in the first round...just doesn't look very original to me.

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                    • #11
                      Ryan is so freaking overrated... Gosder Cherilus is a GREAT pick.

                      ^Thanks to Eaglez.Fan for the sweet sig!

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                      • #12
                        You think Limas Sweed is a first rounder after that injury? I'm not so sure . . .

                        Good Lions pick considering who was available.
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                        • #13
                          Glenn Dorsey - Defensive Tackle - Senior - LSU
                          The Dolphins defence has been awful this season and it looks like they're going to have to completely rehaul that side of the ball. Dorsey is a great start to that rebuilding process and should be a great anchor for the team. Versatility is one of Dorsey's strengths so whatever scheme Miami ends up running he should be an impact player from day one against both the run and pass.

                          Good pick there :)

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                          • #14
                            good mock. makes perfect sense...

                            i never was a fan of the Jake Long going #1 overall...just seems like a terrible value pick especially when the Rams will, more than likely have Pace and Barron at tackle for at least next year.

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                            • #15
                              Good Chiefs pick

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