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    Hey guys, this is my very first mock draft. I enjoy doing these and viewing all your guys' mocks, and def. have respect to all of you have attempt them, cuz they are really hard. The draft was attempted based on needs and value of selection. All your opinions are appreciated.

    1. Miami Dolphins...... Needs: DT, ILB, OT
    Pick: Chris Long, UVA, DE/OLB
    Long may very well follow in the footsteps of his dad, and may even have more potential. Long is the typical Parcells guy, and someone with heart and dedication is needed on a 1-15 Dolphins team.

    2. St. Louis........Needs: DE, OL, WR
    Pick: Vernon Gholston, OSU, DE/OLB
    St. Louis needs a better pass rush in order to compete with the offense of the Seahawks and the up and coming Cardinals. Gholston is a freak of nature who will provide St. Louis with a gifted athlete, and will also team with last year's no.1 Adam Carriker for a young, talented defensive line.

    3.* Atlanta Falcons.....Needs: QB, OT, RB
    Pick: Darren McFadden, ARK, RB
    Atlanta is very lucky that two of their biggest needs in the draft QB and WR are ridiculously deep in this draft class. Falcons nab the #1 consensus player and the face of their franchise, while grab a QB the caliber of Chad Henne, Andre Woodson, or Joe Flacco in the second round.

    4. *Oakland Raider....Needs: DT, OT, RB
    Pick: Glenn Dorsey, LSU, DT
    Raider fans are sad that McFadden went one spot ahead of them but they grab one of the best defensive tackle prospects in the last few years. Dorsey is a freak for his position and Al Davis will view this guy as a stud.

    5. *Kansas City.....Needs: OL, CB, WR
    Pick: Jake Long, MICH, OT
    Easiest pick to project. Jake Long takes over an aging offensive line and will provide protection for whoever their quarterback of the future (won't be Croyle) for the next 10 years. He has a mean streak and a passion that Herm Edwards will appreciate.

    6. NYJ......Needs: NT, OLB, OL
    Pick: Sedrick Ellis, USC, DT
    The Jets go with the best player available, although he doesnt necessarily fit their scheme. Ellis impressed at the senior bowl, and could even be the #1 overall pick. I could really see the Jets trading this pick because their top targets (Chris Long,Darren McFadden, Jake Long) are all long gone.

    7. New England..... Needs: LB, CB, OT
    Pick: Desean Jackson, CAL, WR/PR
    The surprise pick of the draft. Jackson is another weapon for the Patriots, who can use his speed and athleticism on special teams until he grows into a true wide receiver. If they dont like anyone hear, I can really see them trading this pick, and targeting a corner like McKelvin, Aquib Talib, or Cromartie later. They will not select Jenkins or Clady in this spot.

    8. Baltimore......Needs: QB, CB, DL
    Pick: Matt Ryan, BC,QB
    Ryan is the perfect pick in this situation. The consensus #1 quarterback will have a year to learn under McNair/Boller, and to take over the rains in two years.

    9. Cincinnati.....Needs: DT, OLB, DE
    Pick: Keith Rivers, USC, ILB
    Cincinnati desperately needs a play maker on the defensive side of the ball, and Rivers provides them an LB that can do it all. They pick him here because LB prospects drop off at this point. He will be an instant starter, and Defensive Rookie of the Year.

    10. New Orleans.......Needs: CB, MLB, DT
    Pick: Leodis McKelvin, TROY, CB
    With no other LBs and DTs worthy of a pick in this spot, the Saints take a gamble on this CB who has loads of potential. He is a boom or bust player, but has all of the intangibles. The Saints desperately need a lockdown corner in their defense, and help allow their high octane offense to stay on the field.

    11. Buffalo.......Needs: CB, MLB, DT
    Pick: Mike Jenkins, USF, CB
    The Bills really need an offensive weapon, but their are no WRs to pick here this early. Jenkins is selected to replace Nate Clements and will provide a very solid corner on defense to help defend New England the next few years.

    12. Denver......Needs: DT, S, OT
    Pick: Kenny Phillips, The U, S
    Phillips is also a boom or bust player, but with recent success by Miami safeties, he projects to have a very solid career. John Lynch is near retirement and Phillips will provide a very good replacement in the next year or two.

    13. Carolina....Needs: OT, S, QB
    Pick: Ryan Clady, Boise ST., OT
    Panthers see that QB depth in this draft is a real asset when deciding on this pick. Passing on Brohm, Carolina picks Clady because he provides the biggest need. Two of their starters on their OL are free agents, and he provides security and has the potential to be a 10 year tackle.

    14. Chicago..... Needs: QB, OT, OG
    Pick: Brian Brohm, UL, QB
    This team really isnt as bad as their record dictates. They are very solid across the board, except QB. Brohm will develop into a solid QB who will help lead them into the playoffs the next few years.

    15. Detroit..... Needs: CB, OT, TE
    Pick: Jeff Otah, Pitt, OT
    Jon Kitna got destroyed every single time I watched them play. Otah provides solid lineman depth to a team that desperately needs young playmakers on their OL.

    16. Arizona.....Needs: CB, DE, RB
    Pick: Jonathon Stewart, Oregon, RB
    Stewart will first act as the perfect compliment to Edgirren James, and eventually take over for him. He is very much like James in his game, using power and speed to roll over his defenders.

    17. Minnesota.... Needs: WR, DE, S
    Pick: Malcolm Kelly, OU, WR
    Kelly provides a playmaker that the Vikings really need. Kelly has been a solid contributer to the Sooners and gives them a great young receiver. Tavaris Jackson will use Petersons ability and the playaction pass to perfection in the future, and Kelly will be a productive WR.

    18. Houston..... Needs: S, CB, OT
    Pick: Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, TCU, CB
    I believe DRC has jumped into the 3rd cornerback slot, and really impressed scouts at the senior bowl. Some believe him to be a clone of his cousin, and if thats the case, the Texans get a steal and it helps their young defense to defend the Colts in the future.

    19. Philadelphia....... Needs: CB, WR, OL
    Pick: Mario Manningham, UM, WR
    Manningham provides the vertical passing attack that the west coast offense needs in Philadelphia. Manningham instantly becomes their #2 receiver in this offense. If McNabb can be healthy and accurate, Mario has the chance to eventually be an all-pro.

    20. Tampa Bay...... Needs: DT, WR, CB
    Pick: Limas Sweed, Texas, WR
    After failing to get Calvin Johnson last year, the Bucs get a playmaker in Sweed that provides a tall target to Jeff Garcia. Sweed may have been higher if he wasnt hurt this last year.

    21. Washington.......Needs: DE, WR, DB
    Pick: Derrick Harvey, UF, DE
    Harvey is a project, but has always shown flashes of his athleticism, such as in the national title game against OSU two years ago. Harvey provides speed to an aging defensive line and gives them depth.

    22. Dallas....... Needs: CB,WR, RB
    Pick: Felix Jones, ARK, RB
    This pick makes so much sense in the fact that Jerry Jones is an Arkansas alum. He couldnt get the first ARK stud, so he gets the steady, bulky, and powerful Jones who may replace Marion Barber if he decides to not eventually sign with the Cowboys.

    23. Pittsburgh...... Needs: OG, OT, DB
    Pick: Brandon Albert, UVA, OG
    Albert is the best guard prospect in this draft and Allan Faneca doesnt look like he will be resigning. He will come in and be an instant starter, and will develop to be a solid offensive lineman, just like Ben Grubbs a few years ago.

    24. Tennessee...... Needs: WR, DL, TE
    Pick: Calais Campbell, The U, DE
    This pick is truly a reach. Titans ownership will make the mistake they usually do in thinking they have enough weapons for Vince when they simple do not. Campbell is a boom or bust player, but most believe he will be a bust.

    25. Seattle....... Needs: TE, RB, OL
    Pick: Rashard Mendenhall, Ill, RB
    Mendenhall is the eventual replacement to Shaun Alexander, who cannot make it through a season healthy. I think Rashard will be a stud in the NFC and will use his speed to rip through defenses.

    26. Jacksonville..... Needs: DE, WR, S
    Pick: James Hardy, IU, WR
    Jacksonville has a history of taking tall WRs. Unlike all of their other WRs, who lacked skill, Hardy is the hardworking type that will succeed in the NFL and will be a better receiver than Matt Jones and Reggie Williams.

    27. San Diego.....Needs: S, DL, OL
    Pick: Phillip Merling, CLEM, DE
    Merling is rising up draft boards and may even be a higher pick when it comes to April. He provides depth up front and will help aid a tremendous pass rush.

    28. Dallas...........Needs CB, WR, RB
    Pick: Aquib Talib, KU, CB
    If Talib can run a higher 40 time, he will be a top 20 pick. Talib is the victim to a deep CB class. Dallas is thankful because Terrence Newman is their only other good corner.

    29. San Francisco.... Needs WR, DL, OLB
    Pick: Devin Thomas, MSU, WR
    Thomas is a tall target that will blossom in this young offense. Shaun Hill will be the starting quarterback, and this guy will develop into a solid #2 over his career and will be highly productive, if they have a QB who can actually throw the ball to him. This offense lacks playmakers and is in need of a young guy who can step in right away.

    30. Green Bay.... Needs: CB, S, LB
    Pick: Reggie Smith, OU, CB/S
    Green Bay got lit up in the NFC championship game against Burress. Al Harris got torched, Woodson is getting up there in age. Smith provides versatility, he can play corner or safety and is highly reguarded by some GMs.

    31. New England...... Needs: LB, CB, OT
    Pick: Forfeited

    32. New York Giants...... Needs: OLB, CB, S
    Pick: Dan Connor, PSU, ILB
    Connor is a steal at this point in the draft, and he cames from Linebacker U. Giants linebackers, like Antonio Pierce, are getting up in age, and they groom the eventual replacement.

    Players pushing for first round: Early Doucet, WR LSU...... Antoine Cason, CB, Arizona....... Chad Henne, QB, Mich........ Fred David, TE, USC.........

    * To be decided by a coinflip

    Thanks to BoneKrusher for this amazing sig!

    Go Gators/Pats/Celts/Red Sox!

  • #2
    decent phins pick

    Dolphins Dream Draft: 1. Jaylon Smith 2. Artie Burns 3. Landon Turner

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    • #3
      If we took a DL in the first, itd prob be a DT or Merling if he were still available.

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      • #4
        With Cris Williams still on the board, I don't see the 49ers taking anyone else.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by proshoota25 View Post
          6. NYJ......Needs: NT, OLB, OL
          Pick: Sedrick Ellis, USC, DT
          The Jets go with the best player available, although he doesnt necessarily fit their scheme. Ellis impressed at the senior bowl, and could even be the #1 overall pick. I could really see the Jets trading this pick because their top targets (Chris Long,Darren McFadden, Jake Long) are all long gone.
          The Jets already have plenty of players who don't fit their scheme. Adding one more seems counter productive.

          Originally posted by Paranoidmoonduck View Post
          7. New England..... Needs: LB, CB, OT
          Pick: Desean Jackson, CAL, WR/PR
          The surprise pick of the draft. Jackson is another weapon for the Patriots, who can use his speed and athleticism on special teams until he grows into a true wide receiver. If they dont like anyone hear, I can really see them trading this pick, and targeting a corner like McKelvin, Aquib Talib, or Cromartie later. They will not select Jenkins or Clady in this spot.
          It is surprising considering that aside from QB, WR is the very last thing the Patriots need. On the entire team.

          Originally posted by Paranoidmoonduck View Post
          20. Tampa Bay...... Needs: DT, WR, CB
          Pick: Limas Sweed, Texas, WR
          After failing to get Calvin Johnson last year, the Bucs get a playmaker in Sweed that provides a tall target to Jeff Garcia. Sweed may have been higher if he wasnt hurt this last year.
          I could be wrong, but wouldn't Tampa want a speedster to eventualy take over the role of Joey Galloway?

          Originally posted by Paranoidmoonduck View Post
          22. Dallas....... Needs: CB,WR, RB
          Pick: Felix Jones, ARK, RB
          This pick makes so much sense in the fact that Jerry Jones is an Arkansas alum. He couldnt get the first ARK stud, so he gets the steady, bulky, and powerful Jones who may replace Marion Barber if he decides to not eventually sign with the Cowboys.
          No, this doesn't THAT much sense. First, name the players Jerry Jones has drafted from Arkansas. You can look it up, I'll wait. Second, why is running back such a need for the Cowboys? Both are free agents, but at least one is going to stay and it is likely the pro bowler Barber. Third, if a deal isn'r done, why wouldn't the Cowboys simply franchise Barber?

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          • #6
            DE is not really a priority for the Chargers. Castillo and Olshansky are both good starters that haven't met their potential yet and we have resigned both backups to contract extensions. Reggie Smith is probably the best player the Chargers could hope for and would make an excellent selection.

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            • #7
              I like Dorsey to Da Raidahs and DeSean going to the Patriots was an interesting pick.
              Taking a Knapp.

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              • #8
                love phillips to denver great pick
                Bubba kush for breakfast, with my captain crunch
                I smoke ten blunts before lunch
                Gucci Mane

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                • #9
                  Raider fans are sad that McFadden went one spot ahead of them
                  No there not
                  Derrick Morgan > All

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                  • #10
                    Give the Bears OL, yah qb is a big need but Brohm won't help anytime soon.

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                    • #11
                      Getting very very tired of that pick. And both S and CB are bigger needs than LB.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Young Legend View Post
                        No there not
                        Not at all. More like relieved.

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                        • #13
                          Sold redskins pick
                          RIP Sean Michael Taylor

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                          • #14
                            Awful Pats pick. We don't need a WR in the first day.

                            Thanks to darnik44two for the sig

                            Dream Pats Draft:
                            1. Vernon Gholston, LB, tOSU
                            2. Adarious Bowman, WR, Ok St
                            3a. Charles Godfrey, CB, Iowa
                            3b. Kevin Smith, RB, UCF
                            4. Peyton Hillis, RB, Ark
                            5. Jermichael Finley, TE, Texas
                            6. Brian Witherspoon, CB, Stillman
                            7. Pierre Garcon, WR, Mt Union

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                            • #15
                              Even if the Titans draft Campbell, which will not happen, Jim Washburn is one of the league's best at developing Defensive ends and prospects like Campbell are ones that Jim Washburn make very productive.

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