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    Miami Dolphins (1-15) - Chris Long, DE, Virginia
    Look for Bill Parcells to trade down and get some more picks in the draft. But if the Dolphins do keep this pick, look for them to go with Chris Long. The Dolphins defense is just a mess, and they need to rebuild. With the size and athleticism that Long has, look for him to step in immediately and help out the Dolphins' struggling defense. Some may also argue that Glenn Dorsey would be the pick here. But with the Dolphins reportedly switching to the 3-4 Defense, Dorsey wouldn't be as big of a factor as Long would.

    St. Louis Rams (3-13) - Sedrick Ellis, DT, Southern Cal
    It's hard to imagine St. Louis taking a defensive tackle in the first round, especially right after they did last year, but a talent like Ellis doesn't come around every year. Sedrick Ellis really proved himself during the Senior Bowl. His performance made him rise above Glenn Dorsey as my top defensive tackle. If St. Louis makes this pick, then there is a possibility that Carriker could be moved back to defensive end, helping out the Rams defensive line.

    Atlanta Falcons (4-12) - Glenn Dorsey, DT, LSU
    The Falcons have many options that they could go with here. They could choose Ryan, McFadden, Long, or Dorsey. Out of those four, the Falcons will probably be deciding between Matt Ryan and Glenn Dorsey, but with Atlanta being able to pick someone up such as Chad Henne or Joe Flacco in the second round, Glenn Dorsey is just too good to pass up. I also think the hiring of Mike Smith makes this pick even more realistic. Glenn Dorsey is a physical freak who could come in and start immediately.

    Oakland Raiders (4-12) - Darren McFadden, RB, Arkansas
    The only way that Oakland wouldn't choose McFadden is if either Glenn Dorsey or Sedrick Ellis were still on the board. But with both of them gone, the Raiders will go with the best player available. The Raiders have decent running backs, but none that really stand out. McFadden's versatility will bring a spark to the Oakland offense, and also, more fans to the stadium.

    Kansas City Chiefs (4-12) - Jake Long, OT, Michigan
    This pick is a no-brainer for the Chiefs. Kansas City's offensive line used to be a strong point on the team, but it has been struggling the past few years. Jake Long had only been beaten once for a sack this past year, and he could bring life to an offensive line leading the way for Larry Johnson.

    New York Jets (4-12) - Vernon Gholston, DE, Ohio St.
    As mentioned earlier, Jake Long was only beaten once this past year for a sack. Vernon Gholston was the one who beat Long for the sack. The Jets are in need of some help on the defensive line, and Gholston would be able to bring the rush to the Jets front four. Gholston can also play the outside linebacker position as well.

    New England Patriots ((f/SF) 5-11) - Keith Rivers, OLB, Southern Cal
    New England could go with either Rivers or a corner with this pick. But with Bruschi and Seau most likely leaving, and all of their starting linebackers being over 30, New England needs to upgrade the linebacker position. A case could also be made for a corner if Assante Samuel becomes a free agent, but I'm sticking with Rivers for this pick.

    Baltimore Ravens (5-11) - Matt Ryan, QB, Boston College
    Another no-brainer pick here. If Ryan is still available when the Ravens pick, then they absolutely need to choose him. It's clear that McNair won't cut it, and Boller isn't their future. It could be argued that Troy Smith will be their future quarterback, but I'm pretty sure he won't be. Matt Ryan has all the tools to be the Ravens future quarterback. The Ravens need a leader on offense, which is exactly what Ryan is.

    Cincinnati Bengals (7-9) - Jonathan Stewart, RB, Oregon
    Realistically, I think Rivers would be the ideal pick for the Bengals. But with him off the board, I think that the Bengals should choose Jonathan Stewart. Their offense used to be very versatile, with both the passing and running game. But the Bengals' ground game has gone down the past few years. I think Cincinnati gets their future star running back in Stewart with this pick.

    New Orleans Saints (7-9) - Leodis McKelvin, CB, Troy
    The Saints' offense showed flashes of improvement towards the end of the season, but as usual, the defense struggled. Their defense is the reason that the Saints didn't make the playoffs this year. And the root of the problems came from the secondary. With Malcolm Jenkins staying in school, Leodis McKelvin slides up to the top corner back in the draft.

    Buffalo Bills (7-9) - Malcolm Kelly, WR, Oklahoma
    The Bills snag Kelly with this pick, hoping to give their passing offense some help. Kelly could be the playmaker opposite Lee Evans that the Bills are looking for. Buffalo could go with Connor, but I think they go with Kelly, hoping to give young quarterback Trent Edwards another playmaker, and some help in the passing game.

    Denver Broncos (7-9) - Kentwan Balmer, DT, North Carolina
    Some may disagree with this pick, considering that the Broncos took a defensive lineman in the first round last year as well. Even though they have added numerous linemen on the defensive side of the ball, that is still the position where all their struggles have been coming from. Balmer has great athleticism and could hopefully help out the defensive line of the Broncos.

    Carolina Panthers (7-9) - Ryan Clady, OT, Boise St.
    Many people say that Carolina will take Brian Brohm with this pick. The fact is, the Panthers really don't have that kind of money to spend on a first round quarterback when they have much more pressing needs. Carolina has both Jordan Gross and Travelle Wharton as free agents, and they're most likely going to let at least one of them go. Clady has great size, and will step in to protect whoever is playing quarterback for the Panthers.

    Chicago Bears (7-9) - Brian Brohm, QB, Louisville
    Rex Grossman? No. Brian Griese? No. Kyle Orton? No. That's a list of people who are not going to be Chicago's future leader. Brian Brohm has all the physical tools to be a great franchise quarterback. Brohm would step up for the Bears and finally become a quarterback in which Chicago can rely on.

    Detroit Lions (7-9) - Mike Jenkins, CB, South Florida
    After trading Dre Bly to Denver, the Lions' pass defense finished 31st in the season. The Lions really have no standout at corner and hope to add one when taking Jenkins. Jenkins is a good corner and would hopefully help out the Lions' horrid secondary.

    Arizona Cardinals (8-8) - Rashard Mendenhall, RB, Illinois
    It has been reported that Edgerrin James will most likely be leaving Arizona. Even if he doesn't leave the desert, he is aging and won't be around too much longer. Both Shipp and Arrington haven't shown signs of stepping up, so the Cardinals need to take a running back with this pick. Mendenhall has great upside and could become a versatile weapon in the Arizona offense.

    Minnesota Vikings (8-8) - Kenny Phillips, S, Miami-FL
    Mike Doss and Tank Williams will be free agents this year. Dwight Smith keeps getting into trouble, and Darren Sharper is aging. I think Minnesota is lucky that Kenny Phillips made it to them and slipped past Carolina. Minnesota was ranked last in pass defense this past year, and they take Phillips, hoping he can help their secondary with their struggles.

    Houston Texans (8-8) - Aqib Talib, CB, Kansas
    Dunta Robinson will miss at least half of next season, and the Texans need to take a corner to play opposite Bennett until he returns. Aqib Talib, in my opinion, is the third best corner in the draft, and has great upside. He is also good supporting the run.

    Philadelphia Eagles (8-8) - Calais Campbell, DE, Miami-FL
    The Eagles' defensive line is not playing up to par. They need some depth along the line, which is just what Calais Campbell can bring. Many think that Campbell shouldn't go this early, and deserves to go in the second round. His upside is hard for the Eagles to pass up here.

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers (9-7) - DeSean Jackson, WR, California
    Joey Galloway still has a good year or two left in him, but the Buccaneers are going to need a young group of receivers, and they'll start it out by taking DeSean Jackson. Jackson is a very speedy target, and could also help out in the return game. Jackson will bring a spark to their offense, and help out whoever will be throwing him the ball.

    Washington Redskins (9-7) - Derrick Harvey, DE, Florida
    Andre Carter has turned out to be a good pickup for the Redskins, but they are going to need someone to play opposite of him. They have Phillip Daniels, but he is 35 years old. Harvey is a speedy end with a great upside, who can help out the Redskins' defensive line.

    Dallas Cowboys ((f/CLE) 10-6) - Felix Jones, RB, Arkansas
    Jerry Jones wants McFadden, but if he doesn't trade up to get him, then he'll have to settle with his teammate, Felix Jones. Marion Barber has done extremely well this season, but it's still uncertain if he can carry the full load. But with Julius Jones becoming a free agent and most likely not coming back, the Cowboys choose Jones here, hoping he can compliment Barber.

    Pittsburgh Steelers (10-6) - Jeff Otah, OT, Pittsburgh
    Once again, another no-brainer. The Steelers gave up the second most sacks this past season. They should be extremely happy that Otah is still on the board at pick 23. Looking back at my mock, I'm still a little confused how Otah is still here. With three linemen most likely leaving Pittsburgh, Otah can come in and help protect Ben Roethlisberger.

    Tennessee Titans (10-6) - Mario Manningham, WR, Michigan
    Mario Manningham is easily the third best receiver in the draft. Manningham is also a big target, which is exactly what Vince Young needs. Young really hasn't had a #1 receiver since he's been at Tennessee. The best he's had was Drew Bennett, but then he headed over to St. Louis. Manningham adds a playmaker to an offense that is really in need of one.

    Seattle Seahawks (10-6) - Fred Davis, TE, Southern Cal
    Sure Seattle needs a running back, but there really is no running back that is worth this pick. Look for the Seahawks to take a running back in either the second or third round. On to their next need, tight end. Marcus Pollard is set to be a free agent, so they need to look to fill that gap. Fred Davis is a great pass catcher, and a pretty good run blocker as well.

    Jacksonville Jaguars (11-5) - Phillip Merling, DE, Clemson
    Bobby McCray is going to be a free agent this year, and Reggie Hayward is coming off an injury. Jacksonville already has a huge defensive line, and Phillip Merling is a pretty good sized defensive end, and probably one of the most underrated players in the draft in my opinion.

    San Diego Chargers - Reggie Smith, S, Oklahoma
    The Chargers drafted Eric Weddle last year, but they are going to need someone to team up with him back there. Reggie Smith is very versatile in that he can play safety and corner. The Chargers are also probably a bit surprised that Smith slid to them, as am I.

    Dallas Cowboys (13-3) - Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, CB, Tennessee St.
    Cromartie showed flashes of being a great corner at the Senior Bowl. Dallas needs an upgrade at corner, considering that Jacques Reeves is on his way out of Dallas. Cromartie is a great corner and could really help out the Dallas secondary.

    San Francisco 49ers ((f/IND) 13-3) - Limas Sweed, WR, Texas
    Darrell Jackson really didn't help the Niners out as much as they expected, and neither did Ashely Lelie...or any of their receivers for a matter of fact. Limas Sweed will finally give San Francisco a tall and reliable target for whoever is playing quarterback.

    Green Bay Packers (13-3) - Antoine Cason, CB, Arizona
    The Packers' biggest need to address this off-season is the corner position. It's not necessarily that the corners have been playing bad this season, it's just that they're aging. Both Charles Woodson and Al Harris are over 30 years old. Cason gives the team some depth and youth at the corner position.

    New England Patriots (16-0) - Forfeit Pick
    The New England Patriots have their first round pick forfeited for illegally video taping the Jets' defensive coaches on the sidelines during week one of the 2007-08 season.

    New York Giants - Dan Connor, OLB, Penn St.
    The Giants are probably very surprised that Connor is still here at pick 32, as am I. And if he is, then it's another no-brainer pick for them. Kawika Mitchell is set to become a free agent, and it's reported that Kiwanuka may be moving to the defensive end position. Connor gives the Giants some depth at the linebacker position.

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  • #2
    at least the pick that everyone gives the giants is a pretty good pick.

    though id like to see some creativity


    • #3
      For the Cardinals, I personally would take Phillips, DRC and Harvey over a RB in the 1st, atleast 75% of the leagues starting RB's have been found later than the top 15(16) picks, in this year's playoffs only 1 team relied on a RB taken in the top 15(LaDainian Thomlinson) Plus this year's draft is very deep at the position


      • #4
        Solid Eagles pick.

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        • #5
          Nice selection for SD.


          • #6
            no DT give us Gholston


            • #7
              Nice Pats pick.


              • #8
                I'd be content with that pick

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                • #9
                  Really good looking mock. Are you the ChosenOne I know? All the picks make pretty good sense. The one pick that stuck out to me is the Bengals pick. Rivers is certainly their best option IMO, but with him off the board Stewart is an interesting pick. That's the first I've seen that pick and I could see it happening. In a division shared with Pittsburgh and Baltimore, Stewart is the type of RB that could give those defenses problems.


                  • #10
                    If the first 3 picks go that way (and it would suck if they did), McFadden is the obvious pick. Unless, of course, Gholston just has a freakish combine.


                    • #11
                      So Ellis and Dorsey are gone, my worst nightmare. I guess we would go with McFadden than.

                      Great looking mock by the way.
                      Taking a Knapp.


                      • #12
                        Okay Ravens and Texans pick.

                        Baltimore: 7-4


                        • #13
                          I thought this is a very average Mock Draft. Some people are way too high, others are low. Specifically i think Jonathan Stewart is too high. Personally i think the Eagles should take Desean Jackson over Campbell. C-
                          APRIL MADNESS!!!! Everyone fill out their brackets!


                          • #14
                            brilliant chargers pick!


                            • #15
                              ok phins pick.... great presentation though...

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