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Round 2, Update 2

Posted on: March 11, 2009 8:51 am
Edited on: March 12, 2009 8:27 am
 

   1. Detroit- William Beatty(OT:UCONN)

      The Lions jump on the chance to draft their franchise tackle as well.

   2. New England (from Kansas City)- Duke Robinson(OG:Oklahoma)

      The Patriots are looking for the eventual replacement for Stephen Neal, who's in his contract year.

   3. St. Louis- Josh Freeman(QB:Kansas State)

      Has Marc Bulger been hit too many times?  Or was he just uncomfortable in the previous coaching staff's system?  Either way, the Rams look for his eventual replacement.

   4. Cleveland- Larry English(OLB:Northern Illinois)

      With English available, the Browns will look to upgrade their linebacking corps even more.

   5. Seattle- D.J. Mooore(CB:Vandy)

      After giving up more than 259 yards per game last season, the Seahawks look to upgrade their secondary.  This pick also fits into Jim Mora's history of draft choices.

   6. Cincinnati- Aaron Maybin(DE:Penn State)

      The Bengals only had 17 sacks last season.  Maybin should be able to increase that.

   7. Jacksonville- Connor Barwin(OLB:Cincinnati)

      The Jaguars add depth to their linebacking corps here.

   8. Oakland- Hakeem Nicks(WR:UNC)

      The Raiders get the steal of the draft with the 40th pick.  Twenty-nine teams are going to regret not drafting this kid.  I see another Aquan Boldin.  Not that I'm biased, or anything.

   9. Green Bay- Sen'Derricks Marks(DE:Auburn)

      The Packers are hoping that Marks can start opposite Cullen Jenkins at defensive end.

  10. Buffalo- Jared Cook(TE:South Carolina)-

      The Bills need to find a starting tight end.  Cook's got the speed to help spread the defense for Trent Edwards.

  11. San Francisco- Clint Sintim(DE:Virginia)

      Sintim is the big-play linebacker that the 49ers need opposite of Parys Haralson.

  12. Miami(from Washington)- Ron Brace(DT:BC)

      With the difficulty of finding a good nose tackle, the Dolphins will try their luck with Brace.

  13. New York Giants(from New Orleans)- Marcus Freeman(OLB:Ohio State)

      The linebacking corps of the Giants needs more help than just Michael Boley.

  14. Houston- Patrick Chung(S:Oregon)

      The Texans have always been looking for a top-flight strong safety.

  15. New England(from San Diego)- William Moore(S:Mizzu)

      The Patriots hope that Moore will be able to fill Rodney Harrison's shoes.

  16. Denver- Eric Wood(C:Louisville)

      The Broncos will need to replace the retire Tom Nalen

  17. Chicago- Louis Delmas(S:Western Michigan)

      Danieal Manning isn't the answer at free safety.

  18. Cleveland(from Tampa Bay)- Kenny Britt(WR:Rutgers)

      The Browns need Britt to keep defenses from double-teaming Braylon Edwards.

  19. Dallas- Darcel McBath(S:Texas Tech)

      Ken Hamlin isn't turning out the way that the Cowboys have hoped.  McBath will get the oppurtunity upgrade the position.

  20. New York Jets- Brian Robiskie(WR:Ohio State)

      The Jets hope that Robiskie can be the starter opposite Jericho Cotchery.

  21. Philadelphia- Herman Johnson(OG:LSU)

      The Eagles draft Johnson so that Todd Herremans can move to the outside and start opposite Stacy Andrews.

  22. Minnesota- Juaquin Iglesias(WR:Oklahoma)

      Sidney Rice has been a bust so far, the Vikings will try their luck with Iglesias.

  23. Atlanta- Fili Moala(DT:USC)

      The Falcons are looking improve their rush defense.

  24. Miami- Louis Murphy(WR:Florida)

      The St. Petersburg native's got the height and speed that the Dolphims love.

  25. Baltimore- Darry Beckwith(MLB:LSU)

      The Ravens are looking for someone to start opposite Ray Lewis.  And to eventually take over for him when he retires.

  26. New England- Donald Brown(RB:UCONN)

      Fred Taylor is only a short term answer.  And Brown is a real good value here.

  27. Carolina- Michael Johnson(DE:Georgia Tech)

      Jon Gruden went as far to say that Johnson was a "Julius Peppers clone."  Whatever happens to Julius Peppers, one cannot think that he'll be in Carolina for long.  Also, despite Tyler Brayton's admirable play against the run, he has no pass rush.  Given that Fox aparently hates blitz packages, quarterback pressure has to come from the ends.

  28. New York Giants- Jairus Byrd(CB:Oregon)

      The Giants need somebody to replace Sam Madison.  This would allow Terrell Thomas to move to free safety.

  29. Indianapolis- Mohamed Massaquoi(WR:Georgia)

      Massaquoi gives the Colts a possession-type wide receiver that would complement Reggie Wayne and Anthony Gonzalez.

  30. Tennessee-Kraig Urbick(OG:Wisconsin)

      The Titans choose to go for offensive line depth with this pick.

  31. Arizona- Jonathan Luigs(C:Arkansas)

      Lyle Sendlein is not the answer at center.  The Cardinals hope that Luigs is.

  32. Pittsburgh- Jarron Gilbert(DE:San Jose State)

      Gilbert would be a good fit to take over for the ageing Aaron Smith as left defensive end in the Steelers'3-4 defense.

 

 

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Comments

Since: Oct 13, 2007
Posted on: March 12, 2009 6:30 pm
 

Round 2, Update 2

trade down a few spots(in my mind their best option...and can still get Monroe, Crabtree, Orakpo, Raji) and still pick up a 2nd or 3rd round pick in the process to add depth to their offensive line and wr corps.  However, im not a expert or a scout or have a deep understanding of where guys stand in the coaches eyes.  I am just a high school teacher with a sport management degree who enjoys the offseason process of adding guys and going thru the draft (easily my favorite part on Madden) 

 

 

I agree with a trade being their best value...if they can find the right offer.  There's not a whole lotta difference between 4 and 7 as far as value.  I also agree that the offseason dealings is the most fun part of Madden. 

 

 

 

I spend a lot of my free time at school looking this sort of things up- have any good websites that keep updated information about the draft and/or free agency news and rumors?

 

 

 

 

 

I only know of the major websites that you unboubtedly already know about.  However, if you enjoy reading mock drafts, and haven't already found this site, hailredskins.com has a pretty good draft database with several links to useful information and mock drafts.

 

 




Since: Mar 8, 2009
Posted on: March 12, 2009 2:55 pm
 

Round 2, Update 2

Well from everything i have read about Raji, it has been good.  According to many experts, he is the only legit DT in the draft, and has good size at 6'2 337...and at least from pictures it seems to be a pretty lean 330.  However, looking at Seattle's history with drafting DT's and DE's, i would have to say they either dont know what they are doing or looking for, or simply sign the wrong types of guys. (2008- L. Jackson 1st rd. DE{though too early to see really}, 2007- Mebane 3rd rd. DT, Atkins 4th rd. DE{Mebane is a starter who is rising, but not a star}, 2006- Tapp 2nd rd. DE, 2004- Tubbs 1st rd)  while Seattle has drafted some guys who have been pretty quality guys on the DL, you would expect to get more our of you top 3 picks every year than they have.  That being said, perhaps with new eyes in their from the head coach and assistant coaches who stress tough physical play as Mora and his boys do, we may see a change in how they draft as well.  While they just signed Colin Cole and reports are he will be a starter, I personally still like Raji or Orakpo (unlikely due to Jackson last year), but think they will sign either Crabtree, Monroe or Smith if available, or trade down a few spots(in my mind their best option...and can still get Monroe, Crabtree, Orakpo, Raji) and still pick up a 2nd or 3rd round pick in the process to add depth to their offensive line and wr corps.  However, im not a expert or a scout or have a deep understanding of where guys stand in the coaches eyes.  I am just a high school teacher with a sport management degree who enjoys the offseason process of adding guys and going thru the draft (easily my favorite part on Madden) 

Like you said- getting good pressure up front will take pressure off the secondary...this has yet to happen with they guys they had last year.  Perhaps with the addition of Cole and the growth of Jackson and a healthy Kerney they will be different.  But i wouldnt mind the Raji pick at all. 

I spend a lot of my free time at school looking this sort of things up- have any good websites that keep updated information about the draft and/or free agency news and rumors?




Since: Oct 13, 2007
Posted on: March 12, 2009 8:26 am
 

Round 2, Update 2

 

Here's some remarks about him from walterfootball.com

 

Height: 6-2. Weight: 306.

Projected 40 Time: 4.89.

Combine 40 Time: 5.01.

Pro Day 40 Time: DNP.

Benchx225: 16. Vertical: .

Projected Round (2009): 2.

1/10/09: Sen'Derrick Marks declared a year early. Marks had 10 TFL and two sacks on the year.

11/23/08: Sen'Derrick Marks' transition from end to tackle has been flawless; he's a near first-round lock if he comes out early.

5/9/08: Sen'Derrick Marks played some defensive end and special teams last year. He even blocked two field goals. Marks had 43 tackles and two sacks.

2007: As a freshman, Sen'Derrick Marks had 38 tackles and 3.5 sacks. Was a member of the Sporting News Freshman All-America Third Team.

 

 

 

Here's what cbssportline.com has to say about him.

 

Overview:

Marks struggled through his least impressive season from a statistical perspective but elected to declare for the draft at the end of his junior season. Marks posted 32 tackles, including 10 behind the line of scrimmage, in 2008 and leaves Auburn with 114 career stops, including 30 tackles for loss. The short, squatty Marks has bulk and strength to rank as one of the draft's top run defenders and earned second-team All-SEC honors as a junior despite struggling through the second half of the season with an ankle injury.

 

Analysis :

Positives : Short, squatty build with room for additional mass in his upper body and a thick lower body. … Good leg drive to anchor and use of leverage to hold up against the run. … Flashes good initial quickness off the snap to put the blocker in a defensive position. … Quick, strong hands to disengage from defenders. … Good arm extension to keep blockers' hands off his frame. … Good lateral quickness and balance to provide an interior pass rush. … Good short-area quickness to close on the ballcarrier. … Flashes some explosiveness as a hitter. … Willing in pursuit laterally and downfield.

Negatives : Not yet the sum of his parts as a player. … Lacks the bulk and strength to handle anchoring against the double-team. … Plays so low that he loses track of the ball. … Seems to tire easily, despite being used as part of a rotation at Auburn. … Struggled with ankle injuries as a junior. … Elected to come out early despite a disappointing junior season and could be motivated by big NFL paychecks.

 

 

Marks has spent some of his career at defensive end.  Combine that with his size, and he seems to be a good candidate for defensive end in a 3-4 defensive system, which I understand that the Packers are going to this season.

 

 

 

 




Since: Mar 11, 2009
Posted on: March 12, 2009 1:24 am
 

Round 2, Update 2

 can anyone tell me who Sen'Derricks Marks is all ive heard is that  he has good potiental




Since: Oct 13, 2007
Posted on: March 11, 2009 7:00 pm
 

Round 2, Update 2

I've seen several Oregon games over the past ten years, and Chung is certainly a beast.  He's got a knack for being in the right place.  He's built like a running back and hits like a linebacker.  When I looked at Seattle's depth chart, they had Deon Grant listed as strong safety.  I guess with the drafting of Chung, they could move him back to free safety.  He was a very good free safety for Carolina.  Thanks for your input.  What would be your thoughts on drafting BJ Raji in the first?  With improved pass rush comes improved secondary.

 




Since: Mar 8, 2009
Posted on: March 11, 2009 2:31 pm
 

Round 2, Update 2

Hey i wasnt trying to take a stab at you in your first go around of the second round...i apologize for the last sentance in that blog comment.  It does take a lot of time to do a mock draft and not mearly copy the picks of another expert.  I do like the changes you have made on the second go around.  The Hawks do need secondary help, and i wouldnt be suprised if they take Chung from Oregon before teh TExans do.  Seattle has used two high draft picks on corners in recent years and think they may be leaning toward replacing Russel with a big safety, though they are both physical, Chung is still very young even for spending 4 years at Oregon.  Believe he went to Oregon as a 16/17 year old.  Or WR hicks as well.  There need for a big corner would be nice to fill, but not having one available in teh top four, they may find one in later rounds who can be developed. 

 

But great job and time well spent on your mocks.   



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