Friday, April 13, 2007

NFL Mock Draft

  1. Oakland Raiders -- Calvin Johnson WR Georgia Tech. Everyone has assumed the Raiders would go QB at number one since they do not have a QB on their team, but they will not pass on the best offensive talent in the draft. The Raiders will take Calvin Johnson here and than maybe take Drew Stanton, QB, MSU in the second round.
  2. Detroit Lions -- Gaines Adams DE Clemson. Lions coach Rod Marinelli loves this guy and he reminds him of Simeon Rice. The Lions don't want to take him here and I look for the Lions to try and trade down and still get Adams, but if no one wants to move up I believe Marinelli still takes his guy.
  3. Cleveland Browns -- JaMarcus Russell QB LSU. As much as Cleveland fans do not want a QB here the Browns need a QB for the future because Charlie Frye is not the answer and Crennel will take who they believe is the best QB here. Some say Brady Quinn will be the guy here because of his hometown roots and Crennels relationship with Weis, but the Browns staff and front office like the physical tools Russell possesses.
  4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- Joe Thomas OT Wisconsin. The Bucs love Calvin Johnson and that is who they want in this draft, but the problem is the Raiders are going to take him, so the Bucs will need to look elsewhere. With Gruden in charge Quinn may look good here, but the safest pick is to go with a LT who can anchor your line for years to come. By adding Thomas the Bucs can create holes for Caddy and protect their QB and finally have the offensive line they have desperately needed.
  5. Arizona Cardinals -- Amobi Okoye DE/DT Louisville. The Cardinals would love for Thomas to drop to them here as the O-Line has always been and still is a huge problem for the Cardinals. It is a little too early to take OT Levi Brown here so the Cards address another need with a guy who has shot up the draft boards and is only 19.
  6. Washington Redskins -- Adam Carriker DE/DT Nebraska. The Redskins do not want to be in this pick and have looked to trade it away, but with no suitors so for the pick they will take Carriker. Carriker had a great senior bowl and his draft stock has risen since then. He has the versatility to play end or tackle and should help the Redskins rush defense and pass rush.
  7. Minnesota Vikings -- Adrian Peterson RB Oklahoma. The second best offensive talent in the draft in my opinion will fall to number 7 and the Vikings will not be able to pass him up. The Vikes could go with Quinn, but Childress loves Tavaris Jackson and its too early for the WR in this years draft. The Vikes went LB in the first last year and they will address the offense here. The Vikes do have Chester Taylor, but he has yet to play in every game for an entire season and with the lean towards running back committee it makes sense to have to great backs, especially having to play against the Bears twice.
  8. Atlanta Falcons -- Laron Landry SS LSU. The Falcons need to get better on defense and have aging safeties at the moment. Landry is by far the best secondary player in the draft and his size and speed would be a great addition to the Falcons secondary. The Falcons could use some help up front, but Landry is too good to pass up.
  9. Miami Dolphins -- Brady Quinn QB Notre Dame. The Dolphins are going to be thanking the gods that Brady fell to them. The obvious need in Miami is a QB with Culpepper about to be released and the only QB with experience being Cleo Lemon. This is also a good situation for Brady to go into with have a great WR in Chambers and a great RB in Brown.
  10. Houston Texans -- Levi Brown OT Penn State University. The Texans addressed their need for a RB and got themselves a new QB in Matt Schaub. The glaring need of the Texans is and always has been on the offensive line. The Texans can address the LT spot and help their new QB and RB out.
  11. San Francisco -- Dwayne Bowe WR LSU. The Niners addressed the defense through Free agency, but did not address their most glaring need in a WR. The Niners have no WR and Alex Smith needs another target to go with Davis and Gore. Bowe has shot up the boards with his combine numbers and Senior Bowl.
  12. Buffalo Bills -- Patrick Willis ILB Ole Miss. I don't think their is a team with more glaring needs than the Bills. They lost Nate Clements and London Fletcher to FA and trade both Willis McGahee and Takeo Spikes. Marshawn Lynch would be an interesting pick here, but i believe Dick Juaron goes with the best LB in the draft in Willis.
  13. St. Louis Rams -- Jamaal Anderson DE Arkansas. The Rams were horrible on defense last year and the DL needs to be addressed. With Carriker and Okoye gone the Rams will go with the best DL available. Anderson is still a little raw, but will be a great pass rusher.
  14. Carolina Panthers -- Reggie Nelson S University of Florida. The Panthers would love to get Willis here to make up for often injured Dan Morgan, but with him gone they will go for Reggie Nelson. Mike Minter is set to retire and Nelson has all the tools to be a stud Safety in this league.
  15. Pittsburgh Steelers -- Lawrence Timmons OLB FSU. The Steelers will still be in the 3-4 or a hybrid this year, but they will move to the Tampa 2 by next year so they need a player who can fit both and Timmons does just that. Timmons can line up outside in the 3-4 and is the ideal size and speed for a weak side LB in the Tampa 2.
  16. Green Bay Packers -- Marshawn Lynch RB CAL. There has been talk that with the new rules and Lynch's off the field problems he would fall, but he will not make it past the Packers. After losing Ahman Green from a team that went 8-8 and almost made the playoffs the Packers need to replace Green with a RB who can carry the load and play well on what may be Favre's last year.
  17. Jacksonville Jaguars -- Jarvis Moss DE University of Florida. Jacksonville would love to get Reggie Nelson here, but he won't be available so they will go with their next biggest need a pass rusher. Moss has the speed to be a great DE and get around the OT in the league.
  18. Cincinnati Bengals -- Leon Hall CB Michigan. The Bengals most glaring need is at CB where they have dismissed one already and Deltha O'Neil has one foot out the door as well. Leon Hall is a great value in this spot and he can come in and be a shut down corner for this team immediately.
  19. Tennesee Titans -- Ted Ginn Jr. WR Ohio State. When Pac Man Jones was suspended for the entire year the titans lost not only their best corner, but also their return specialist. The Titans lack a true #1 WR and with the loss of Drew Bennett things aren't getting any better. Taking Ginn not only addresses the WR position, but also gives them the return man the need with the loss of Pac Man.
  20. New York Giants -- Joe Staley OT Central Michigan. Staley could actually go earlier to Houston if Levi Brown is gone there, but the Ginats will love him falling here. After a disappointing end to the season the Giants cleaned house releasing Arrington and Petigout. Staley will not only make up for Petigout, but will be an improvement. The Giants could use a WR, but Staley is too good of a talent to pass up and will help give Eli time to see if he really is a great QB.
  21. Denver Broncos -- Alan Branch DT Michigan. The Broncos have the Tools on Offense with Cutler, Henry, Smith, and Marshall. The Broncos went out and traded for dre Bly to go with Pro Bowl Corner Champ Bailey and still have Jon Lynch at Safety, so they will go with the best DL available and that is Branch. This is a huge value pick here and will help the Broncos stop the run and make a nice run this year.
  22. Dallas Cowboys -- Darrelle Revis CB Pittsburgh. Some say Revis is the best CB in the draft and the Cowboys will get great value here. By signing Hamlin to go with Roy Williams and combining Revis with Terrance Newman the Cowboys may have the best secondary in the league.
  23. Kansas City Chiefs -- Robert Meachem WR Tennesee. The Chiefs need a star WR to compliment Gonzo and LJ. Meachem has the size and speed to be the number 1 WR the chiefs are in need of. Good value at a big need for the chiefs.
  24. New England Patriots -- Paul Posluszny OLB Penn State. Bruschi and Vrabel are getting up there in age and adding Poz to Adalius Thomas will give them a great LB core for years to come. The Pats have been looking at Beason as well, but i believe the go Poz here.
  25. New York Jets -- Greg Olsen TE Miami. The Jets overachieved last year, but won a lot of those games closely and did not show much offense. The Jets have not had much production from the TE position in a long time and adding Olsen to Coles and Thomas Jones on offense gives Pennington some great wepons to work with.
  26. Philadelphia Eagles -- Michael Griffen S Texas. The Eagles lost Michael Lewis to Free Agency and need a Saftey to fill that role. Griffen has been moving up draft boards and has the speed and physical tools to play the run or the pass and will make a great combo with Brian Dawkins.
  27. New Orleans Saints -- Chris Houston CB Arkansas. Although the Saints lost Joe Horn they have the WR to replace him and the defense needs the players. The secondary is in need of a CB and Houston is a great cover man and posses the speed and physical tools to be a great shutdown CB.
  28. New England Patriots -- Aaron Ross CB Texas. The Pats need to add more to the defense and Ross is the best defensive player left on the board. Ross will be a great corner and will add to the Pats defense right away.
  29. Baltimore Ravens -- Anthony Spencer DE Purdue. Spencer will replace Thomas who was lost in FA. The Ravens do not have any glaring needs and this pick makes sense since they lost Thomas and rely heavily on the defense.
  30. San Diego Chargers -- Dwayne Jarrett WR USC. Eric Parker and Keenan McCardell aren't getting any younger; combine that with the fact that Vincent Jackson did not show that he is a true number 1 and the Chargers will draft a WR to help out this aging core. Jarrett will add to the weapons for second year starting QB Philip Rivers.
  31. Chicago Bears -- Ben Grubbs OG Auburn. The Bears also have no glaring needs, but Grubbs is a definite upgrade at OG and will help the Bears run the ball and protect Rex Grossman. Grubbs is the best OG available and is a great athlete for an OG.
  32. Indianapolis Colts -- Jon Beason OLB Miami. The Colts lost Cato June to Free Agency and will need to replace him in the draft. Beason is a great LB and could go earlier in round 1, but i see him here and the Colts will be happy that he did fall to them. Beason is fast and undersized, perfect for the Tampa 2.

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