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  • 1 Round Mock 4/25 Explanations

    1. Oakland Raiders – QB Jamarcus Russell – LSU
    The Raiders may field some calls but at the end of they have their mind set on either Russell or Calvin Johnson and they won’t be able to get either of them if they trade down. Al Davis loves Russell’s upside and the Raiders need a QB so Russell is the pick.

    2. Detroit Lions – WR Calvin Johnson – Georgia Tech
    The Lions are obviously looking to deal down and considering Johnson is available, there should be a lot of teams interested, with Tampa being the most probably trade partner. If they should fail to make a deal, I would have to expect they still take Calvin Johnson and consider to field offers. If talks die, getting stuck with an elite prospect like Johnson wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world.

    3. Cleveland Browns – HB Adrian Peterson – Oklahoma
    The Browns offense sputtered last year and on draft day they need to bring in a player to spark it, making Peterson very appealing. One of the most talented running back prospects ever, Peterson could be the answer to the Browns offensive woes. No reason to consider a trade down or think too hard on Brady Quinn, Peterson is their man.

    4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – OT Joe Thomas – Wisconsin
    The Bucs are obviously hoping to come away from this draft with Calvin Johnson but they will need to trade up to do it. If they should stay here, they find themselves with a decision between Thomas, Adams, Okoye and Landry. Despite signing Petitgout, the Bucs are not strong at LT and Thomas is the BPA.

    5. Arizona Cardinals – OT Levi Brown – Penn St.
    With Joe Thomas off the board, the Cardinals have to decide if they want to “reach” for Levi Brown or just draft Adams. It seems they really like Brown and they can’t ignore how huge their need at LT is.

    6. *TRADE* Miami Dolphins – QB Brady Quinn – Notre Dame
    The Trent Green trade talks are going nowhere and seeing an opportunity to grab a franchise QB the Dolphins give up a 2nd rounder and grab Brady Quinn. The Dolphins would be looking at Brown, Hall or Okoye at 9 and the trade is well worth it.

    7. Minnesota Vikings – DE Gaines Adams – Clemson
    The Vikings pass-rush was abysmal last year, and while they have invested a lot of picks into DEs, they find themselves in a situation here where Adams is the BPA and could really help their pass-rush. Laron Landry could be a thought, as they have no standout safeties, but they also have 5 very capable players at the position.

    8. Atlanta Falcons (f/ HOU) – S Laron Landry – LSU
    Landry is the player the Falcons want and need and he is the BPA. There’s a strong possibility he goes earlier than this, but if he is available here it should be an easy decision.

    9. *TRADE* Washington Redskins – DT Amobi Okoye – Louisville
    The Skins biggest area of need is DL and at 6 they would have faced a tough decision between Okoye, Adams and Landry. However, the Skins biggest priority has to be adding draft picks and by making this move they do exactly that and still add a top tier DL talent.

    10. Houston Texans (f/ ATL) – CB Leon Hall – Michigan
    The Texans have a strong need at CB, as DeMarcus Faggins is just not starting quality. Revis and Hall have both done a lot to elevate their stock and CB makes a lot of sense for the Texans here. Either of the 2 could be the pick, but it appears Hall is still the top prospect on most draft boards.

    11. San Francisco 49ers – ILB Patrick Willis – Ole Miss
    The 49ers stand at 11 with some great options in Willis, Carriker and Branch. The 49ers coaches got to work with Willis at the senior bowl, where he was a standout. Willis looks like he will really be a special player and he would be a great fit in the 3-4.

    12. Buffalo Bills – LB Jon Beason – Miami
    Willis would be the ideal pick here, but the Bills have to face the possibility of the 49ers taking him 1 spot ahead of them. With such a strong weakness at LB, the Bills almost have to draft based on need. They could opt for a CB on HB here, but Beason’s stock is high right and we all know the Bills aren’t afraid to reach to get their player.

    13. St. Louis Rams – DT Alan Branch – Michigan
    The Rams would have to be a little bit wary of picking another DT with all the physical ability in the world but has productivity issues after Jimmy Kennedy. These concerns could lead to them using the pick on the likes of Jamaal Anderson, Adam Carriker or Darrelle Revis. However, the Rams need a big body in the middle of their defense and Branch has too much talent to pass on at this juncture of this draft.

    14. Carolina Panthers – DE Jamaal Anderson - Arkansas
    The Panthers find themselves with a strong array of possibilities here, as they could look at a safety, a wideout, an end or a TE. After last season, their priority has to be bringing the spark back to their offense, as their defense still has plenty of talent. With a new offense that features the TE being installed, Olsen could be just what they need for their offense to work. However, Anderson represents BPA and Mike Rucker may be in his final season as a Panther.

    15. Pittsburgh Steelers – CB Darrelle Revis – Pittsburgh
    This is not a pick I am personally a big fan of, but word is the Steelers feel they need to upgrade at CB and Revis stock is certainly high enough to warrant being picked this high. Other options like Timmons and Jarvis Moss don’t offer the kind of value Revis does.

    16. Green Bay Packers – HB Marshawn Lynch – California
    This pick has been projected since the day the season ended and all the events that have taken place since have only made this pick seem more likely. The Packers badly need to add talent to their offense and Lynch is a great fit for their ZBS.

    17. Jacksonville Jaguars – FS Brandon Merriweather – Miami
    The Jaguars are caught in the dilemma of going DE or FS. The Jags are strong enough across the board that they can afford to pick BPA, and a guy like Merriweather who is a natural playmaker could easily be the top player on their board.

    18. Cincinnati Bengals – DE Adam Carriker – Nebraska
    The Bengals are caught in another tough bind picking between Carriker and a FS. With Justin Smith being franchised and likely to leave in year and the Bengals feeling a need to improve their front 7, the Bengals go BPA and pick Carriker.

    19. Tennessee Titans – WR Ted Ginn Jr. – Ohio St.
    In a strong class of WRs, this would be a great place for the Titans to grab one. Ginn makes a lot of sense because he can help their return game and also brings a big-play threat to an offense that lacks one. Someone like Chris Houston or a WR like Jarrett or Bowe would also have to be considerations.

    20. New York Giants – OLB Paul Poluzny – Penn St.
    The Giants could go a lot of ways with this pick, as a CB like Houston or Ross or an OT like Staley would make a lot of sense. However, their greatest need does lie at LB and Poluzny is a Coughlin-type player who can come in and start.

    21. Denver Broncos – DE Jarvis Moss – Florida
    The Broncos have a few needs they can address here, with Joe Staley being a great fit for their ZBS and Reggie Nelson and Michael Griffin both being good options at safety. Their biggest need lies at DE though, and Moss is an explosive pass-rusher who could really be a difference maker for a defense that is loaded with talent but lacks a strong pass-rush.

    22. *TRADE* Chicago Bears – TE Greg Olsen – Miami
    The Bears watch Olsen slide to 22 and realize Olsen will not make it past the Jets. With Dallas looking to trade down, the Bears jump on a great opportunity to add a playmaker to their offense. While Desmond Clark has been very solid, Olsen is a major upgrade.

    23. Kansas City Chiefs – OG Ben Grubbs – Auburn
    The Chiefs have needs at CB and WR, but they are not as urgent as OL. Staley would be an enticing thought here but he is a somewhat developmental prospect and this is a team trying to win now. Getting a struggling Chief offense back on track must start in the trenches and Grubbs is one of those rare OG prospects who absolutely warrants a first round selection.

    24. New England Patriots – DB Reggie Nelson – Florida
    The Patriots biggest need lies at DB, as they have weakness at both S and CB. Nelson is a versatile defender who can help in a variety of ways and it’s well known Belichick likes to take players coming from Florida because of his high respect for Urban Meyer. Michael Griffin or Aaron Ross could be considered, but Nelson should be the pick.

    25. New York Jets – CB Aaron Ross – Texas
    The Jets have a number of mediocre corners on their roster but they lack any standout. With there being some excellent CBs available in the late 1st, it would make a lot of sense to snag one of them and make him their no. 1.

    26. Philadelphia Eagles – S Michael Griffin – Texas
    With Sean Considine being a below average starter and Brian Dawkins get in there in age, all signs point toward the Eagles picking a safety here. Griffin is clearly the top player available safety here and can do what the Eagles require of their safeties.

    27. New Orleans Saints – CB Chris Houston – Arkansas
    The Saints signed Jason David to address a need at CB, but they are still not strong at the position. Chris Houston is a player who fits into their scheme quite perfectly and they might pick him anyways. Justin Harrell or Lawrence Timmons would also be strong possibilities as both address needs and could potentially be standouts.

    28. New England Patriots – LB David Harris – Michigan
    Most don’t consider David Harris a first round value but the Patriots are in need of a thumper inside and Harris is a great fit. A team like the Patriots will not be afraid to pull the trigger and if he becomes the solid starter they believe he will, he is well worth the pick.

    29. Baltimore Ravens – OT Joe Staley – Central Michigan
    The Ravens could be looking a few places here. A LB like Timmons could be tempting, as could a CB like Chris Houston if available. However, the Ravens have a strong need at OT with Tony Pashos gone and Ogden likely playing his final year. Joe Staley is a very nice value here and he could have a year to put on some weight and develop his skills behind the great Jonathan Ogden.

    30. San Diego Chargers – WR Dwayne Bowe – LSU
    The Chargers will most likely use this pick on either a WR or a S. With Nelson, Merriweather and Griffin all off the board, the Chargers turn to the WR position. Bowe would be a great addition to their offense and could be a major contributor right away because of his level of physical fitness and route running skills.

    31. *TRADE* Dallas Cowboys – WR Robert Meachem – Tennessee
    Knowing Jarrett and Meachem would not both be gone by 31 the Cowboys can afford to trade down and still get their guy. They have two very good WRs starting for them in TO and Glenn but both may not play for the Cowboys much longer. Meachem is a WR with great talent who will need time to learn the nuances of the position. However, he will have time to do that in Dallas, as they won’t expect a major contribution from him early.

    32. Indianapolis Colts – DT Justin Harrell – Tennessee
    Harrell could easily go somewhere in the 20s, but if he makes it this far, it should be an easy choice for the Colts. They need to get tougher up front and Harrell is a guy who can stuff the run but also has the quickness to play in the cover 2. If Harrell is gone, Timmons would be a strong possibility, as would WRs like Steve Smith and Anthony Gonzalez.

  • #2
    the pick there would prolly be timmons, or (most likely) nelson. that is not really a good pick. we need someone who can contribute soon, not next year.

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    • #3
      Good mock. I like what you did for the Lions. That may be a possibility, although not very likely. Great Eagles pick. Considine is a below average SS, but once he transitions back to FS, he will really be able to show how valuable he is.
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      • #4
        lets hope the draft does not pan out like this for the giants with beason, timmons, revis, brown all being gone

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        • #5
          Originally posted by eaglesalltheway View Post
          Good mock. I like what you did for the Lions. That may be a possibility, although not very likely. Great Eagles pick. Considine is a below average SS, but once he transitions back to FS, he will really be able to show how valuable he is.
          yeah I agree I think they take Griffin because he can play SS and when Dawkins retires Considine steps in at FS and those two will start together for years. Considine just isnt very good against the run.


          • #6
            Carriker for SF would be better


            • #7
              Green Bay, thumbs up!

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              • #8
                i dont really like Olsen that much going to bears. i would like a guy that is more of a better blocker, not just a pass catcher. instead of Olsen could you possibly give us Bowe with Dallas's pick? i think he would be a better fit.
                this is the year!


                • #9
                  LOVE Kansas City's pick


                  • #10
                    love the Ravens pick

                    Baltimore: 7-4


                    • #11
                      I think New England would take Joe Staley at #24. Reggie Nelson isn't a great fit. It's debatable whether or not he has any brains right now.


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by TheChampIsHere View Post
                        yeah I agree I think they take Griffin because he can play SS and when Dawkins retires Considine steps in at FS and those two will start together for years. Considine just isnt very good against the run.
                        Ugh I almost threw up. Considine starting for years? Yuck. Dawkins could theoretically play till he's 80, so we don't need Considine haha


                        • #13
                          good eagles pick



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