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09' Mock Draft (Post Combine/Pre Free Agency)

Posted on: February 27, 2009 2:49 pm

#1     Detroit                      QB           Matthew Stafford                           Georgai

        The Lions will make Stafford the 1st overall pick, in hopes of capturing the same magic that Atlanta (Matt Ryan) did last season. It will take more than this, to turn it around, but its a start in the right direction.

#2    St. Louis                   OT            Jason Smith                                      Baylor

           They need help along their O-line. Smith is the best offensive tackle in the draft. His stock improved tremendously after a strong showing at the combine.

#3      Kansas City             LB             Aaron Curry                                     Wake Forest

         The Chiefs need to improve their defense and will take the best available which is Curry. He would give them a strong tandem at LB with Derrick Johnson.

#4       Seattle                    WR           Michael Crabtree                            Texas Tech

         Seattle needs a playmaking WR and injuries at that position have hurt them the last 2 seasons. He has reliable hands and good speed. He has foot injury, but should be ready to go when the season starts.

#5       Clevland                  DE            Evertte Brown                                 Florida St.

         They need a pass rusher who can replace Willie McGinest. Brown will fill both of these needs nicely.

#6       Cincinatti                OT             Eugene Monroe                               Virginai

          Protecting Carson Palmer is their main focus. Monroe is a big and dependable tackle who will get the job done.

#7       Oakland                  WR            Jeremy Macklin                              Missouri

         Like Seattle, they need help at WR. Their options at this position are limited, after releasing Ronald Curry. Macklin is the #2 WR on the board and the Raiders would be crazy to pass on him.

#8       Jacksonville          OT              Michael Oher                                   Missippii

         The Jaguars need help at both WR & O-line. The best value for this pick is Oher. He is a big tackle who can run and pass block.

#9       Green Bay             DT               BJ Raji                                              Boston College

         The Packers weakness is stopping the run and Raji will help solve that problem. He is a decent pass rusher as well.

#10    San Fransisco       CB               Malcolm Jenkins                            Ohio St.

             The defensive minded HC Singletary is looking to build his defense around star LB Patrick Willis. They need a CB and Jenkins is the best on the board.

 #11    Buffalo                  OT               Andre Smith                                   Alabama

         The need here is O-line, with the release of Derrick Dockery. He should not be here, but his recent actions at the combine push him down from a possible top 3 pick to #11.

#12     Denver                  LB                Rey Maualuga                                USC 

         The hard hitting playmaking LB is exactly what the Broncos need, especially after cutting some defensive starters recently.

#13     Washington          DE               Brian Orakpo                                 Texas

          They should begin to start a youth movement on defense. Orakpo is a strong and aggressive DE who will make plays.

 #14     New Orleans        LB                Brian Cushing                                 USC

          He is playmaker like Maualuga, that will pay dividends. He would be agood match with Johnathan Vilma.

#15      Houston                LB                James Laurinaitis                         Ohio St.

          They need to gine Demco Ryans some help at LB and Laurinaitis would be a good choice here. He is a very reliable player.

#16      San Diego             LB                Aaron Maybin                               Penn St.

          Maybin is more of a hybrid (DE/LB), which the Chargers seem to like will play alot at both positions.

#17      NY Jets                  QB                Mark Sanchez                               USC

             After the retirement of Brett Favre, the top priority becomes finding a QB. Sanchez is the best on the board. If the Jets really want him they mave have to trade up to get him.

#18      Chicago                 WR              Darius Heyward-Bey                   Maryland

          The Bears will be looking to add weapons offensively.  He is a speedster with good hands. May look at Sanchez, if he is available.

#19      Tampa Bay           LB                 Clay Matthews                               USC

           The Bucs are cleaning house and have alot of needs. They will start by trying to replace Derick Brooks with the 3rd USC LB in the draft. He has a strong bloodline to his advantage.

#20       Detroit                  OT                Eben Britton                                  Arizona

           Detroit will use the 1st round pick they got from Dallas in the Roy Williams trade to draft an O-lineman to protect their top investment Matthew Stafford.

#21      Philadelphia          TE                 Brandon Pettigrew                     Oklahoma St.

              Looking to get more weapons for McNabb. They let LJ Smith goto free agency so they need to replace him. They also have strong need at O-line.

#22       Minnasota            CB                 Darius Butler                               Connecticut

           They need help at CB. He has a nose for the ball and good coverage skills.

#23      New England         DE                Tyson Jackson                            LSU

          They will continue their youth movement on defense. They may also look at the CB or LB postions as well.

 #24      Atlanta                 LB                 Larry English                               Northern Illinois

           With Boley and Brooking going to free agency, the logical choice would be to draft English who is the best available.

#25       Miami                    DT                 Jerry Peria                                   Missippii

           The Dolphins will take the best available player left on the board, which is Peria. He is run stuffer that they need.

#26       Baltimore            WR                Percy Harvin                              Florida

           He is a extremely versatile player who will improve their passing and return games. He will be used in alot of different ways.

#27       Indianapolis       WR                Hakeem Nicks                            North Carolina

           The release of Marvin Harrison left a big void to fill. The Colts will look to add depth.

#28       Philadelphia        OT                  William Beatty                         Connecticut

           With the 2nd of their two 1st round picks, the Eagles will upgrade the O-line. Beatty is best on the board and free agency makes this a priority pick.

#29       NY Giants            DE                 Micheal Johnson                        Georgia Tech

          They need a WR due to Plaxico's legal problems, but with the value not there they will look to defense. They also like to stock pile De's.

#30       Tennessee          CB                  Alphonso Smith                        Wake Forest

           The Titans need a WR, which they may get in free agency, so they will draft defense with 1st pick. Smith is a highly talented and athletic CB.

#31       Arizona           RB                 Knowshon Moreno                     Georgai

           The Cardinals will want to improve the run game which was their weakness a year ago. Moreno is a 3 down back that they need.

#32       Pittsburgh          CB                 DJ Moore                                      Vanderbilt

           The defending champs will add best available to the top ranked defense.

Category: NFL
Tags: Mock Draft

Since: Feb 27, 2007
Posted on: March 6, 2009 4:13 pm

09' Mock Draft (Post Combine/Pre Free Agency)

Other than Knowshon going 31 overall(which would give the AZ front office immediate orgasms), this is probably the most unoriginal mock draft I've seen so far. This looks like it was copied straight from Mayock/Kiper/McShay. But, can't say it's bad...

Not that I have anything against Orakpo, but I'm so tired of seeing his name at number 13. It's a great fit and makes since and all that crap, but I'd love to see some more variety with what people think the skins will take.


Since: Mar 5, 2009
Posted on: March 5, 2009 3:31 pm

09' Mock Draft (Post Combine/Pre Free Agency)

i disagree with some of your picks.... i think that Mark Sanchez will go earlier in the draft because he had a very good combine and Josh Freeman will go to Tampa at pick 19 because they need a quarterback! who are they gonna start Luke Mccown?

Since: Mar 5, 2009
Posted on: March 5, 2009 3:28 pm

09' Mock Draft (Post Combine/Pre Free Agency)


Since: Jan 25, 2008
Posted on: March 1, 2009 8:24 pm

09' Mock Draft (Post Combine/Pre Free Agency)

I like Hicks pick for the Colts also but I think there are quite a few quality recievers in the draft so I would rather see them take a D-lineman in that spot.

Since: Sep 10, 2006
Posted on: March 1, 2009 11:55 am

09' Mock Draft (Post Combine/Pre Free Agency)

Very good mock. Couple things:

I see the Steelers going O-Line with that #32 pick.

Maclin may be a bit high at #7, although the Raiders do need him.

Love the Nicks pick for the Colts. I can see this happening if he's still there by #27.

Again, great job.


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