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    Only my second mock ever. Let me know how i did.

    Round 1

    1) St. Louis: Ndamukong Suh, DT Nebraska
    Everyone in draft circles knows Suh by now so you don’t need me to tell you about how damn good he is (really really good btw). You just don’t pass on players who come along once in a generation. The only way they pick a QB would be by trading down a few spots and picking up an extra pick or two as they have plenty of needs.

    2) Detroit: Gerald McCoy, DT Oklahoma
    Detroit misses out on Suh but gets a player who would be the number one rated DT most any other years. A great 3-technique tackle who will be able to pressure the quarterback from the inside position, something the Lions found hard to do from anywhere on the defense. Will form a nice nucleus with an improving Sammie Lee Hill for years to come. Protecting Stafford is also a need but McCoy’s too good to pass up here.

    3) Tampa Bay: Eric Berry, S/CB Tennessee
    Missed out on the top two DT’s in the draft so they look for another game changer on defense. An Ed Reed clone (vastly overstated but very much true) that excels in coverage and will come up and make the tackle in the run game. Would also excel at cornerback, a position many feel he will play in the NFL, which is an added value with Ronde Barber getting even older.

    4) Washington: Russell Okung OT, Oklahoma St
    The need to protect whoever is behind center is priority number one. The line is too old or not talented enough as is. Okung’s equally adept in both the run and pass game which is good under Shanahan who likes to use the run game to set up the pass game. Not the best prospect of the OL available in this draft but the most NFL ready. QB will be addressed later.

    5) Kansas City: Rolando McClain LB, Alabama
    Finding someone to help protect Cassell, who holds the ball too long anyways, is a pressing need but Pioli won’t be able to resist getting a quarterback for his defense. McClain is big and fast and was the leader for Alabama’s 3-4 championship defense and will look to put a spark into the Chiefs 3-4. Derrick Johnson doesn’t like playing in the 3-4 and Demorrio Williams can be upgraded. Charlie Weiss could have a say though in protecting Cassell but Brandon Albert played better in the second half of the season.

    6) Seattle: Anthony Davis OT, Rutgers
    The Carroll regime is in place and now they must go out and get some players to put this team back in the playoff hunt. QB, OT, RB, and DL are the areas of need for this team but, as is the case with the Redskins pick, you can’t throw the ball without protection and Walter Jones isn’t walking through the door 10 years younger. Davis is a great prospect right now and could be the best tackle in this class but he needs to be more consistent as he tends to become lazy when moving to the second level to block.

    7) Cleveland: Joe Haden CB, Florida
    Cleveland could go Dez Bryant here after trading away Braylon Edwards and Kellen Winslow last year but Haden is the best corner in the draft and the secondary could be upgraded as well. Haden has good size and great speed at the CB position and will start immediately opposite of Eric Wright. Having two solid cornerbacks is a must in the league (look at how the Jets faired against the Colts in the playoffs without a second viable option) and Haden isn’t afraid too get his nose in on tackles.

    8) Oakland: Carlos Dunlap DE, Florida
    I know that this is way too high for a player with so many question marks about maturity and motivation. That being said though, Al Davis is not a person concerned with character questions but rather the measurables they possess and Dunlap has some of the best. At 6’6” 290 lbs, no one in the draft has the size/speed ratio of Dunlap and he has a quick first step off the edge and is a player who, at the beginning of the season, was in contention to be the number one pick.

    9) Buffalo: Bruce Campbell OT, Maryland
    See Redskins and Seattle. A physically gifted prospect as well who will be the replacement for the departed Jason Peters and form a nice young nucleus with the teams two rookie guards this season, Andy Levitre and Eric Wood, for years to come.

    10) Jacksonville: Derrick Morgan DE, Georgia Tech
    The best 4-3 DE prospect in this draft fills a huge need for the Jaguars. He is relentless off the edge and will help disrupt the pass heavy offenses of the Colts and Texans, something the team failed to do even after investing heavily in the position two years ago with their top two picks.

    11) Denver - from Chicago: Dan Williams DT, Tennessee
    The defense played above expectations this year, but the front seven could get better. Dan Williams moved ahead of Terrence Cody after the senior bowl and is now the best NT available in the draft, which is also an area of need for the Broncos. He eats up blockers and will free up linebackers to make plays. He doesn’t provide much in the form of a pass rush but he can push the pocket and make plays in the backfield, which is all that’s really asked of from the NT in the 3-4. The Brandon Marshall debacle is one to watch closely and could have an impact on this pick.

    12) Miami: Dez Bryant WR, Oklahoma St
    Parcells doesn’t typically pick wide receivers in the first round but Bryant is way to good to let slip by after falling to them here. The receivers currently on the roster aren’t consistent enough to be number ones, and Chad Henne needs a top option to succeed after showing enough this past year to be the guy. Bryant’s size and fearlessness allows him to go over the middle while also being able to get open deep with his speed.

    13) San Francisco: Brandon Graham DE/LB, Michigan
    Graham has really moved up draft boards after the senior bowl and looks like he will be gone in the top 17 picks. The 49ers must grab Graham here with their first of two picks or they will run the risk of Seattle or Tennessee nabbing him before they get a chance. Graham has great technique and a non-stop motor coming off the edge giving them the pass rusher they’ve been lacking. He also possesses great lateral quickness to make plays in the run game.

    14) Seattle - from Denver: Jimmy Clausen QB, Notre Dame
    Carroll went after Clausen coming out of high school only to be burned by him but that won’t deter him from getting his guy to groom. Clausen possesses all the tools needed to be a starter in the NFL but just couldn’t put the wins together at Notre Dame despite having a great statistical year. He’ll be able to come in and sit behind Matt Hasselbeck and learn until he decides to retire.

    15) New York Giants: Brian Price DT, UCLA
    The Giants strength during their Super Bowl run was the DL but their once great strength has seriously turned on them this past year despite investing heavily in it. Price will help shore up the middle as well as being able to get after the quarterback from the inside, freeing up Tuck, Kiwanuka, and Umenyiora (if he’s back) to bring the rush they’re accustomed to.

    16) Tennessee: Jason Pierre Paul DE, USF
    Raw with huge upside. He outplayed teammate George Selvie this year in his only year of major competition. He’s 6’6” 260 lbs with great speed coming around the corner. He’ll need to get stronger to hold up against the run but both Vanden Bosch and Kearse are set to be free agents and only Vanden Bosch will probably be retained, leaving a spot on the opposite side that’ll need to be filled. Like the Jaguars, they’ll need to be able to get pressure on the Colts and Texans if they hope to get back on top of the division.

    17) San Francisco - from Carolina: CJ Spiller RB, Clemson
    Probably the most dynamic offensive player in this draft will add a new dimension to the 49ers offense as a threat to score from anywhere on the field as a runner, receiver, and return man. He’ll be able to spell Frank Gore in hopes of keeping the talented back healthy. This offense is beginning to look dynamic with Gore, Vernon Davis, Michael Crabtree, and Josh Morgan.

    18) Pittsburgh: Mike Iupati OL, Idaho
    The offensive line was a major weakness this year, allowing 50 sacks on Roethlisberger, a number that could have been much higher if it weren’t for his ability to move around and shed tackles. Iupati is a massive mauler who’ll open holes up in the run game and provide time for Roethlisberger to get the ball down the field. He might also be tried out at tackle for them.

    19) Atlanta: Kyle Wilson CB, Boise St
    Atlanta’s secondary was abysmal this year. Kyle Wilson looks to be the second best corner in the draft after his showing at the senior bowl. Tye Hill was their best corner this year and he was cast off by St. Louis. Atlanta doesn’t like to take character risk players, so Griffen will probably be passed upon even with the other top echelon of DE’s being gone in this mock.

    20) Houston: Earl Thomas S, Texas
    A ball hawking safety who will compliment Bernard Pollard perfectly. The Texans have went heavy on defense the last couple of years but the secondary is still an issue that’ll need to get better if they want to make this unit something truly special. Duntae Robinson could leave in free agency too, leaving even more holes in the secondary.

    21) Cincinnati: Taylor Mays S, USC
    The defense carried the team this year and adding an athlete of Mays caliber could help carry the secondary close to the top of the league. He also helps to fill a need for the Bengals. Under Zimmer, he can be coached up to his ability after coming under much scrutiny for not being a big playmaker for the Trojans this past year.

    22) New England: Jerry Hughes OLB, TCU
    The Patriots defense needs help in getting back to dominance. Injuries along the line hurt them and the OLB provided little in the form of a pass rush as players ages began to shine through and production declined significantly. The pass rush extraordinaire out of TCU is a tweener at the next level who’s probably best suited to the rush linebacker position in the 3-4. His speed and quickness will trouble linemen off the edge as he has a non-stop motor, which should make for a seemingly easy transition to the position.

    23) Green Bay: Bryan Bulaga OT, Iowa
    The line played better the second half of the season but Tauscher and Clifton are old. Protecting Aaron Rodgers has to be priority number one. He had a great statistical year and just imagine what he could do with time. Bulaga is the best linemen available at this point and he could very well be gone way before this depending on how teams view the other linemen in this class. He will help in the run game too in hopes of getting Ryan Grant going in the first half of the season.

    24) Philadelphia: Everson Griffen DE, USC
    An end to line up opposite of Cole is needed and Griffen is the best available here. Character concerns are there but so is the potential. Andy Reid will get him in line. He’s an athletically gifted player at 6’3” 275 lbs and runs under a 4.6 forty. He’s pretty limited in his pass rush moves but he was unstoppable when he wanted to be.

    25) Baltimore: Arrelious Benn WR, Illinois
    Derrick Mason already retired once and the rest of the receiving corp needs help. Flacco needs a true number one to get acclimated to and Benn’s unstellar season was due to the lack of quarterback play in Illinois, not his lack of talent. He is a big receiver at 6’2” 220 lbs who has great speed (4.4 forty) and can make people miss or run them over. They desperately need someone to stretch the field and take some pressure off their run game. Jermaine Gresham is an option here as well with Todd Heap’s history of injuries and his age.

    26) Arizona: Jermaine Gresham TE, Oklahoma
    Adding a player of Gresham’s caliber will go along way for this offense as they’ve never had a TE who could stretch the field the way he can and open things up for the rest of the receivers. He’s also a big red-zone target. He was injured this season and needs to prove that there will be no lingering affects but he was a player that, pre injury, could have been off the board a lot earlier. They need to get Matt Leinart all the help they can if they want to keep this thing going in the wake of Warner’s retirement.

    27) Dallas: Trent Williams OT, Oklahoma
    The team doesn’t seem to have too many glaring weaknesses so they go for depth here. Flozell Adams seemed more interested in tripping people than blocking them so Williams could step in if need be this coming year while also getting prepared for the future. What William’s lacks in athleticism he makes up for with tenacity and toughness. He excels as a run blocker right now and shows the willingness to get to the second level.

    28) San Diego: Terrence Cody DT Alabama
    Cody falls due to the fact that he is only a two down linemen but he excels on those two downs. With Jamal Williams injuries piling up and his lack of an offseason workout regimen that would allow him to play at a high level again, this is the right time to draft his replacement. Cody is 6’5” 360 lbs and commands a double team every time which is exactly what any good 3-4 defense needs it’s NT to do. Concerns about his weight will continue to be a question leading up to the draft but he was born to play this position.

    29) New York Jets: Sergio Kindle LB, Texas
    Vernon Gholston is looking more and more like a bust and while Rex Ryan and company don’t want to give up on him yet, he seems to be better suited in a 4-3 where he doesn’t have to drop into coverage. Kindle, however, could excel under Ryan. He has a ferocious motor and is a good tackler. He played DE in college and is an excellent pass rusher but he also looks fluid dropping into coverage when he was asked to do so at Texas.

    30) Minnesota: Sam Bradford QB, Oklahoma
    The free fall finally ends for this once projected number one pick. Bradford falls over concerns with his injury, arm strength, and the fact that he played in a shotgun offense that was loaded with talent. But what he lacks in arm strength, Bradford more than makes up for with pinpoint accuracy, smarts, and anticipation of where his receivers will be. In Minnesota, Bradford will also have the opportunity to sit behind Brett Favre for a year (or five) and hopefully get the same tutelage Aaron Rodgers received behind the hall of fame QB.

    31) Indianapolis: Jared Odrick DT Penn St
    The Colts need help on the interior of the defensive line, a position they’ve been trying to rectify for years now. Odrick has first round talent but is said to have off field issues. He is perfect for the Colts tampa 2 scheme as a gap penetrating DT who can get after the quarterback but will have to work at becoming a better run stopper which will come as he gets stronger. He will need a more stout DT next to him to get the best out of his talents as he is better suited to beating blockers one on one than taking two on at a time but that’ll hopefully come in time for them.

    32) New Orleans: Sean Weatherspoon LB, Missouri
    This defense played better than expected this year but it’s finally time the Saints move in a more youthful direction. Weatherspoon has the ability to play either OLB spot and will be very productive at the next level. He has good speed, is a tremendous tackler and can plays the run well and showed in the senior bowl that he has the range to drop into coverage. I like the idea of him and Jonathan Vilma running sideline-to-sideline, engulfing runners.

    Round 2

    33) St. Louis: Patrick Robinson CB, Florida St
    Suh in the first to shore up the front seven and Robinson in the second to help out the secondary.

    34) Detroit: Charles Brown OT, USC
    Backus isn’t the answer despite what the Lions are saying. They need a long term answer to keep Stafford healthy.

    35) Tampa Bay: Greg Hardy DE, Ole Miss
    They need someone to get after the quarterback to take pressure off the secondary. Injuries are a concern.

    36) Washington: Ryan Mathews RB, Fresno St
    Clinton Portis just didn’t seem to have it this past year before being shelved. Mathews is a great all around prospect capable of carrying it 20 times.

    37) Kansas City: Maurkice Pouncey C, Florida
    Offensive line needs to be addressed to give Matt Cassell a chance to show what they saw in him when they traded for him.

    38) Cleveland: Jonathan Dwyer RB, Georgia Tech
    Jamal Lewis type runner (before he came to the Browns) who will compliment Jerome Harrison. It’s a two back league these days.

    39) Seattle: Jahvid Best RB, California
    Will give Pete Carroll the Reggie Bush type element that he is looking for. Not really an everydown back but a special talent.

    40) Oakland: Selvish Capers OT, West Virginia
    O-line needs to be upgraded and Capers gives Al Davis the size speed ratio he seemingly always looks for.

    41) Buffalo: Navarro Bowman LB, Penn St
    The outside linebacker position needs some players and Bowman is a very fast linebacker who can lay the wood.

    42) Tampa Bay - from Chicago: Brandon Lafell WR, LSU
    They need to get Josh Freeman someone to throw to with Antonio Bryant probably set to leave.

    43) New England - from Jacksonville: Vladimir Ducasse OL, UMass
    Rising player who fills a need. Could be tried out at tackle or be kept at guard for them.

    44) Miami: Brandon Spikes LB Florida
    The linebacking corp needs upgrading across the board with age or talent factoring in. Instant starter over Akin Ayodole and Reggie Torber.

    45) San Francisco: Brandon Ghee CB, Wake Forest
    Nate Clements could be moved to safety and they had cornerback needs before that scenario came into play.

    46) Denver: Demaryius Thomas WR, Georgia Tech
    Brandon Marshall seems to be on the way out, so a big receiver to take over for him is required.

    47) New York Giants: Nate Allen S, USF
    Kenny Phillips was injured and even if he is able to come back and be the same player, the other safety spot is still lacking.

    48) New England - from Tennessee: Damian Williams WR, USC
    Wes Welker got hurt and Randy Moss is aging. Williams is a crisp route runner with good hands.

    49) Carolina: Golden Tate WR, Notre Dame
    Another option for Matt Moore to throw too other than Steve Smith. Will stop teams from doubling Smith and help open the run game even more.

    50) Kansas City - from Atlanta: Donovan Warren CB, Michigan
    Defense is looking for lots of players and Warren will be able to start opposite of Flowers from day 1.

    51) Houston: Perrish Cox CB, Oklahoma St
    Even after going Earl Thomas in the first, the secondary will still need help. Robinson could still be retained but they need someone opposite of him.

    52) Pittsburgh: Corey Wooten DE, Northwestern
    Aaron Smith is getting old and coming off an injury. Will add depth and eventually take over for Smith when he decides to retire. Great frame to add even more weight.

    53) Cincinnati: Marshawn Gilyard WR, Cincinatti
    They’re talking about bringing in TO, but him and Ochocinco aren’t young anymore. Added dimension as a return man.

    54) New England: Aaron Hernandez TE, Florida
    Ben Watson probably won’t be back. Hernandez is fast and sure-handed, the latter of which Watson couldn’t be counted on to be all the time.

    55) Green Bay: Chad Jones S, LSU
    A physical freak who could start from day one. Even if they bring Bigby back, injuries hit many times this year and Jones will add depth and eventually take over.

    56) Philadelphia: Morgan Burnett S, Georgia Tech
    Burnett is a rangy ball hawk and has good value falling to them here towards the end of the second round.

    57) Baltimore: Vince Oghabaase DE, Duke
    Trevor Price can’t play forever and Oghabaase will give them depth at DE or DT, depending on the scheme Baltimore plans on imploring this year.

    58) Arizona: Ciron Black OT, LSU
    They need to protect Matt Leinart, something they failed to do for Kurt Warner. Black can play tackle or guard.

    59) Dallas: Reshad Jones S, Georgia
    Big safety who gives them depth in the secondary. Could push Ken Hamlin or Gerald Sensabaugh right away for playing time.

    60) San Diego: Tyson Alualu DE, California
    Could use a running back but Alualu gives them better value with the backs left available. Will form a nice young line with Cody and Luis Castillo.

    61) New York Jets: Dominique Franks CB, Oklahoma
    Big corner who may have been a first round pick next year if he had stayed in school. They need someone to play opposite of Derrelle Revis.

    62) Minnesota: Devin McCourty CB, Rutgers
    Cedric Griffen and Antoine Winfield were injured this year and depth in the secondary was needed even before that.

    63) Indianapolis: Daryl Washington LB, TCU
    Fast linebacker who will fit great in the Cover 2. Great depth or could start in the middle if Brackett leaves in free agency.

    64) New Orleans: Jermaine Cunningham DE, Florida
    Great pass rusher who never got the due playing opposite of Carlos Dunlap. Will provide depth and eventually replace Charles Grant or Bobby McCray down the line.

  • #2
    There's no way the Jags can pass up on Clausen.


    • #3
      Nice Pats mock. I'm not high on D.Williams though.
      I'd prefer C.Wooten here to shore up that DLine.
      Also, I love J.Hughes (he'd be my pick) but I think the Pats would be leaning towards S.Kindle if he was available

      Either way- the Pats mock fits our needs and the picks are very realistic.

      Nice job
      -Boston Red Sox-New England Patriots-Boston Celtics-


      • #4
        Don't know much about Cunningham, but If you feel he is the highest rated DE/DT left then by all means we could use him. Oh yeah, we get Weatherspoon! :)


        • #5
          I don't like the Bucs mock.

          Berry is good, but isn't going to help the defense much if the defensive line doesn't improve. Berry would give the Bucs a talented secondary, but a talented secondary combined with a piss-poor defensive line in the Tampa 2 = a bad defense.

          You really need to have the Bucs selecting a defensive tackle, even if it means reaching for Tyson Alualu. It is by far the biggest need on the team. The Bucs defense will stink next year unless they find a way to remove both Ryan Sims and Chris Hovan from the starting lineup.

          As for Hardy and LaFell, Hardy is a decent pick, even though his injury history leaves me a bit wary, but LaFell is a terrible selection considering that Golden Tate remains on the board.


          • #6
            Either Clausen or Bradford will be picked within the top 5. Both, definitely not one, will not be passed up.


            • #7
              I'd be very happy with that fins draft.

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              • #8
                i wouldnt be opposed to matthews in the 2nd. id be happy with pouncey or vlad too.


                • #9
                  I have some reservations about taking a CB that high unless he's an ideal prospect. You said Haden has good size but I kinda disagree. Wouldn't surprise me if officially he stands less than 5'11 or just shy of 190 pds. There's is so much pointing to this as a lock for Brown's pick right now that it's getting frustrating. Top 10 CB's haven't fared that well. If the select is to improve the pass defense that really starts upfront with the pass rush. This op. is in the minority however.

                  In the second there's simply bigger needs than a part time back. In order-S-OT-WR-OLB-DE.

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                  • #10
                    Not a Fan of Mays but i think we would take him at 21 if he is there

                    Love the Gilyard Pick he would not be are Return Man Crosby is are PR and Scott is KR. Gilyard would bring the Big Play ability that we need

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                    • #11
                      I LOVE the first two KC picks but the third is meh. We need a safety, OLB or G there.

                      Solid KC draft though.

                      Originally posted by fenikz
                      His soft D really turns me off
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                      • #12
                        Second pick sucks, but I don't care cause you gave us Bradford! Fap.

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                        • #13
                          Absolutely perfect first round Vikings pick, but S is a much bigger need than CB, as is OG, OLB, RB, and NT.

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                          • #14
                            So Derrick Morgan is this year's Crabtree as far as being the top player in his position passed over by the Raiders for an athletic freak? Needless to say I would prefer Morgan or Campbell but I can't say Al won't pick Dunlap over either of them.
                            Last edited by gdamac; 02-10-2010, 11:11 AM.


                            • #15
                              There are many players I'd rather have in the 1st than Odrick. DT is not the position of need that a lot of people think it is.

                              Daryl Washington in the 2nd is perfect, though.



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