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09' Mock Draft (1 Week Before Draft)

Posted on: April 18, 2009 2:39 am

#1          Detroit                                QB                Matthew Stafford                                        Georgai

            The Lions have to make a choice between QB Stafford or OT Jason Smith. With more depth & quality at the OT position, they should draft Stafford. They were rumored to be involved in trading for Jay Cutler & could still be looking. If so they should talk to Clevland.

#2          St. Louis                             OT                 Jason Smith                                                   Baylor

            The Rams have been rumored to be trying to trade this pick recently. If that doesn't happen, they have to take Smith. He is too good to pass by. They have to get a replacement for Orlando Pace. If Smith is gone they should take Eugene Monroe.

#3          Kansas City                       LB                  Aaron Curry                                                   Wake Forest

            It would be hard to pass on queit possibly the best player in the draft. He will get alot of playing time in Kc's new 3-4 defense. I know they traded for Mike Vrabel & signed Zach Thomas, but they are getting old and that is a quick fix. Curry will get valuable teaching from them and learn on the job.

#4           Seattle                              OT                  Eugene Monroe                                             Virginai

            They need to protect Matt Hasselback at all cost. He can do that and excel in the run game as well. Walter Jones is getting older, so he could be his eventual replacement. If Smith & Monroe are both gone, then QB Mark Sanchez may be the target.

#5           Clevland                           WR                 Michael Crabtree                                          Texas Tech

            They need help on defense, but could use more help on offense. After trading TE Kellen Winslow, possibly losing WR Donte Stallworth to prison (DUI Manslaghter charge) & rumors of trading WR Braylon Edwards, they have to take a WR. Whether they trade Braylon or not, they need someone to throw the ball to.

#6           Cincinatti                         OT                    Michael Oher                                                Missippii

            The Bengals need hekp on both side of the ball, but offense should take priority. They need both an OT & a WR. The protection of Carson Palmer is the main concern. Oher is an excellent OT, who I have personally seen in action in the SEC. He is solid in both the run and pass games. Plus he is a good character guy, which Cincinatti needs.

#7           Oakland                            WR                 Jeremy Macklin                                           Missourri

            Provided that Crabtree is already gone, the Raiders should take Macklin. He fits the ideal Raiders mold of a player. His fast speed, good hands & versatility in the return game is what Al Davis is looking for.

#8          Jacksonville                     WR                 Darius Heyward-Bey                                  Maryland

           Unless Crabtree or Macklin falls to them for some reason, this their guy. They are desperate for WR help after letting Matt Jones walk. They could be without Reggie Williams as well (legel troubles). Heyward-Bey has the size they like and the game to match.

#9         Green Bay                         DE                  Everrette Brown                                          Florida St.

           The Packers need to improve the defensive line and add a pass rusher. Brown can fill both voids. He could even play some LB for them in their new 3-4 defense.

#10       San Francisco                  QB                   Mark Sanchez                                              USC

           After making a push for Kurt Warner, the 49ers are clearly not happy with their current QB's. Unless someone trades up in front of them to get him, they have to take him. If that does happen, then they should take CB Malcolm Jenkins.

#11       Buffalo                              DE                   Brian Orakpo                                                Texas

           They can use both an Olineman and a DE. They will give OT Andre Smith a hard look here, but Orakpo will give them the better value here. If he is gone the they should take Smith.

#12       Denver                              LB                   Rey Maualuga                                                USC

           The Broncos have a big hole to fill at LB, they need to fill. Maualuga a big thumper, would pair nicely with DJ Williams. He will make alot of plays for them. I wouldn't be surprised to see them trade up to get Mark Sanchez.

#13       Washington                     DE                  Robert Ayers                                                 Tennessee

           He would fill the void left by Jason Taylor at DE & would be athe perfect compliment to Albert Haynesworth. Ayers is a big play guy & may play some LB for the Skins. He is rising fast on the draft boards.

#14       New Orleans                    CB                  Malcolm Jenkins                                            Ohio St.

           The Saints have no problems scoring, its stopping people that is the problem. Jenkins is a true lockdown CB that they need. This could be an absolute steal at pick #14.

#15       Houston                            LB                   Clay Matthews                                               USC

           The Texans could also use a CB, but Matthews gives them the better value than any CB left on the board. Uncle Bruce Matthews is on the coaching staff and could be a big influence on darft day. If they want a Cb they should tarde down from this pick to get a better value. If that happens they should look at Votae Davis or Darius Butler.

#16       San Diego                        RB                   Knowshon Moreno                                        Georgai

           Despite working out things with LT temporarily, they need to find his replacement. Moreno is verey versatile and will learn alot form the great one. Sproles is not an every down back.

#17       NY Jets                            QB                   Josh Freeman                                                Kansas St

           They have 3 QB's on their roster, but none of them are anything more than a backup. Freeman has very good size (6'6" 248 pds) & a strong arm. If they don't get Freeman things don't look good for the Jets.

#18       Denver                            DT                    BJ Raji                                                            Boston College

           This is the pick that they received from Chicago, for Jay Cutler. They will use it to continue to build the defense. The run stopping Raji would be a great addition to their depleted defensive line. They may also look at DE Tyson Jackson here as well.

#19       Tampa Bay                     LB                    Brian Cushing                                               USC

           The Bucs are very thin at LB & should address the problem here. Other than Barrett Ruud they don't have much. Jermaine Phillips is moving from saftey to help at LB, but that is not enough. Cushing will get to play alot and will make plays for them.

#20        Detroit                           OT                    Andre Smith                                                  Alabama

            With their 2nd pick of the 1st round they should draft protection for Stafford. Smith has top ten talent, but questionable decision making. He will step in and start right away for the Lions. If he is gone, OT's William Beatty or Eben Britton should be picked.

#21        Philadelphia                  RB                    Chris Wells                                                   Ohio St.

            The Eagles are thin at Rb & should take Wells here.He will get used alot, especially in short yardage and goalline situations. He is a bruising, downhill runner with speed that they need.

#22        Minnasota                      WR                   Percy Harvin                                              Florida

            Percy would give the Vikings  another playmaker at WR, butmore importantly he would be a star in the return game. He reminds me alot of Chicago's Devin Hester, though I think he is a better WR.

#23        New England                 LB                     Conor Barwin                                            Cincinatti

            The Patriots hit a homerun with Jerod Mayo last year & will try for it again this year. LB is their biggest need & Barwin is a Belicheck type of player. Barwin is a younger version of the departed Mike Vrabel. He is a very good pass rusher, has soft hands, good in coverage & has even played some TE in college.

#24        Atlanta                           LB                     James Laurinaitis                                    Ohio St.

            The Falcons need the most help at LB. Laurinaitis has slide down the draft boards from a year ago, but he will be a steal here for Atlanta. He has the size and speed to make plays. He is too good for them to pass on.

#25        Miami                              WR                   Hakeem Nicks                                          North Carolina

            Bill Parcels likes to go defense early in drafts, but WR is the most glaring need. Nicks was a playmaker in colege and will step in and play right from the start. They don't have that go to WR that they need & Nicks can be that for them. They may also take best available offense or defense.

#26        Baltimore                      CB                      Sean Smith                                               Utah

            He has the size to cover tall & athletic WR's, but has thespeed to stay withsmall & quick WR's. He has excellent hands. He had 9 ints & 16 break ups in only 2 seasons on defense at Utah.

#27        Indianapolis                 DT                      Evander Hood                                         Missourri

           The Colts need 2 things, a DT & a LB. The best value here would be DT. Hood has big size and can stuff the run.He has good pass rushing moves (15.5 sacks in college) & makes big plays.

#28         Buffalo                          TE                      Brandon Pettigrew                               Oklahoma St.

             This is the pick they got from Philly for Jason Peters. They used their 1st pick on defense and should look to offense with this one. They may be able to get aquality tackle later in the draft, so they should take Pettigrew here. He is the best TE in the draft & will be a big target for Trent Edwards underneath and in the middle of the field.

#29         NY Giants                     WR                     Kenny Britt                                             Rutgers

             The Giants are looking for a replacement for Plaxico Burress. They are trying to trade for Braylon Edwards, so we will see. If they don't, Britt has the size and speed they are looking for. If they do make a trade, then DE Michael Johnson would be a good fit for them.

#30         Tennessee                    CB                      Darius Butler                               Connecticut

                The Titans will wait and see who falls to them. This pick could also hinge on whether or not they sign WR Torry Holt. I think they would really like to get Percy Harvin or Robert Ayers, but I don't think they will be here when they pick. They need help at CB & Butler is the best available.

#31          Arizona                        RB                      Donald Brown                                         Connecticut

             The Cards should draft a RB here, to replace the aging Edgerrin James. Brown is a complete back. He should get to start right out of the gate. They may look at RB Lesean McCoy from Pitt, but he can be got in the 2nd round.

#32         Pittsburgh                   OT                       Eben Britton                                            Arizona

             The reigning champs don't need much, so they will look to get younger and add depth. The O=line needs to be 1st on the list of upgrades. They should take Britton (the 5th OT taken in 1st round). He can play both tackle spots which could be very useful to the Steelers.



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Since: Apr 18, 2009
Posted on: April 18, 2009 1:57 pm

09' Mock Draft (1 Week Before Draft)

raiders will not take macklin!!!!!!!raiders take andre smith in the 1st 

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