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Mock Draft #1

Posted on: February 8, 2008 1:09 pm
Edited on: February 26, 2008 11:16 am
 

1. Dolphins- Sedrick Ellis- With all the problems Dorsey has been having with his leg lately i dont think Parcells will wanna take any chances. He needs to hit a HR with this pick and he wont do it with a guy who is banged up.

2. Rams- Jake Long- The line is terrible. It was the #1 reason for their struggles this season. Bulger was sacked way too many times and thats why he got hurt so much. Jake Long is a sure thing. He will fill a huge void on the line for the Rams.

3. Atlanta- Matt Ryan- Personally i think Brian Brohm will be the better QB. But Matt Ryan has all the hype right now. If Petrino had stayed you would see Brohm not Ryan going here.

4. Raiders- Chris Long. I think they will take a long look at Sedrick Ellis but decide to go with Long anyway. Sapp is getting old and Ellis wouldnt be a bad pick either. But its Al Davis so who knows that theyll do.

5. Chiefs- Glen Dorsey- They wont get scared off. Not at #5. Hes got the talent to be #1 but now his leg is in question again. So he slips a little bit. If he can get the injury straightened out quick he will be an impact DT for years to come.

6. Jets- Darren McFadden- Thomas Jones did nothing. Washington is nothing more than a backup. Mangini will be salivating when he sees that McFadden is still on the board. He gives them the huge playmaker that they've been missing since they traded Santana Moss.

7. Patriots- Keith Rivers- Gholston is the better talent, but NE needs another LB. Rivers is dependable. He will be a good pro for along time. Plus sitting a year behind guys like Bruschi, Seau and Vrabel will give this guy so much knowledge about the position. He could turn into an All-Pro very soon.

8. Baltimore- Ryan Clady- The defense doesnt need to be touched. I think they wanna give Smith and Boller the shot at QB this season so Brohm is out of the question. The line was bad last year. Clady is very good. A little raw. But guys like Ogden will teach him well in Baltmore.

9. Cincinatti- Vernon Gholtson- The defense is abismal. They need a good pass rusher so the secondary doesnt keep getting torched every game. Gholston fills that spot very well.

10. Saints- Aliq Talib- I still think that Talib is the best CB talent in the draft. Some say Jenkins and Cason are better. But Talib was labled the best coming into the season as a Jr. and i still think that holds true. They need help in the secondary so it makes sense.

11. Bills- Mike Jenkins CB- After some consideration ive seen that Desean Jackson isnt the receiver i thought he would be. This may be a tad high for Jenkins, but the Bills need some secondary help. Jenkins should come in right away and play well.

12. Broncos- Felix Jones- Travis Henry has problems. Hes got decent talent. But he was even inconsistent last year. Any RB can succeed in this offense. Throw a guy like Jones who has crazy talent in the mix and they can do wonders.

13. Panthers- Derick Harvey- This team has so much talent every year they just havent been able to finish the season. Injuries are a big part of it. They need another solid DE. Harvey is the best player out there right now.

14. Bears- Heres the dillemma. You need to fill 2 positions. Both wich are available right now. QB and S. Kenny Phillips- While i really like Brohm i tihnk we need to fill the huge gap at S before we adress the QB position. We could draft a guy like Brennan or Henne later. But Phillips is an emense talent at S. The only good S in this draft really. Hes a Sean Taylor type player. Body of a LB speed of a S.

15. Lions- Brian Brohm- Its almost amazing that he falls this far. Kitna lost a little respect from the coaches at the end of last year. Stanton is a walking glass piece. They need a good steady QB to right the ship.

16. Cardinals- Antoine Cason- Antrell Rolle finally made strides. But they still could use a guy opposite him. Cason had 10 INTs last season. Hes got the talent and the mind set to be a shut down corner someday.

17. Minnesotta- Desean Jackson- They want Tavares Jackson to pan out. Well thats a little hard to do when all his receivers are terrible. They dont really have any speedy receivers just a bunch of posession guys really. Tavares can throw the deep ball, give him a speedster like Desean and he can make things happen. Plus his upside is what he brings to the return game as well.

18. Houston- Jonathan Stewart- Ahman Green is terrible. Schaub didnt do bad.The defense is actually pretty good. The biggest need is a consistent RB. Stewart is the epitome of that.

19. Eagles- Malcom Kelly- McNabb hasnt had a good WR since T.O. Kelly has good combo of size and speed. He should bring some stability to the Eagles offense.

20. Bucs- Sam Baker- They have a couple solid RBs. The defense is good. Add another solid OL to fill out.

21. Redskins- Mario Manningham- Santana Moss is inconsistent. Randle El was a bad investment. They dont have a posession recevier other than Cooley. Manningham can be a downfield threat or he can go over the middle and get it done. Hes a perfect fit for them and a young developing QB in Campbell.

22. Cowboys- Chris Williams OT- They dont NEED much. Romo's protection kind of faltered torward the end of the season. It never hurts to add another OL.

23. Steelers- Kentwan Balmer- The defense didnt look really good down the stretch. Balmer is a good run stuffing DT.  They have a good defense as is, add some more depth.

24. Titans- James Hardy- Tall, athletic, speedster. VY needs somebody to throw to. While Hardy isnt as good as guys like Manningham and Jackson hes stil pretty good. He can turn out to be a monster as long as he progresses right.

25. Seahawks- They need to trade up and draft McFadden, but if they dont- Rashard Mendenhall- They need a RB. Alexander is done that was proven last year. Mendenhall is still a little bit of a ? but at this point hes the best RB prospect out there.

26. Jaguars- Early Doucet- Coming out of HS he was labeled as the second coming. At LSU hes never lived up to the hype. Injuries are mostly to blame. But hes still an immense talent. Nobody ever really taught him how to use his blazing speed and size the right way. Hell be coming into a debocled WR core in J'ville. Maybe he can finally be the 1st round WR that turns out for them.

27. Chargers- Leodis Mckelvin- Jammer and Cromartie are beasts. It doesnt hurt to add another solid CB in case on goes down. McKelvin is a little bit of a toss up but at this point hes a good pick.

28. Cowboys- Dan Connor- They could use a soilid ILB. Dan Connor is yet another Penn St. LB product. He will be a solid LB for years to come. He will benefit greatley from a year learning under Zach Thomas.

29. 49ers- Calais Campbell- At the begining of the year he was a top 10 prospect. Hes fallen some but hes still got the talent. They need help all over. But having a solid pass rusher is a good start.

30. Packers- Fred Davis- Ruvel Martin is ok. Fred Davis is a good athletic TE. They need more and more weapons on offense to help Rodgers when Favre steps down. Davis should turn out to be an awsome TE.

31 Giants- Tyson Jackson- A top 10 prospect to start the season. Hes still got the talent, he just needs the coaching to learn how to use it all. Couhglin is good at that. Also its another insucrance policy in case Strahan does step down.

Comments

Since: Oct 17, 2006
Posted on: February 17, 2008 7:48 pm
 

Mock Draft #1

No because its a coin flip between Atlanta, KC, and Oakland. I threw them at 3 because i just did it randomly.

And i never said they would take Matt Ryan. I said they may think about it but i think they wanna give Croyle some more time to develop.

And there is no way they pass up a guy like Ellis or Long (DE) and take Clady. Because Jake Long wont be there at 3,4,or 5. Maybe they trade down to get Clady but theres no way they use a top 5 pick on him. Hes good but hes not that good.




Since: Feb 17, 2008
Posted on: February 17, 2008 6:12 pm
 

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If you do your homework you would find that the Chiefs can pick no higher than 4th in this draft.



Since: Nov 18, 2007
Posted on: February 17, 2008 5:58 pm
 

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There is no way I see the Chiefs taking either a DT or a QB with the 3rd overall pick. If these analyst did their homework they would see that we need O-line help big time. If Glen Dorsey is still available with the 3rd pick I wouldn't argue taking him, but Matt Ryan??? First off there is nothing wrong with Brody Croyle, given a legit chance, and why would you throw another young quarterback in that system without addressing the O-line issue that protects them??? The Texans made that mistake with David Carr and he has been nothing but a timid quarterback his whole career because of it. Dorsey would make a great addition to the D-Line with Allen and Hali, but drafting him would mean Herman Edwards can't get that stupid idea out of his head that you can win games and make the playoffs with only the defense and 13 points.



Since: Feb 16, 2008
Posted on: February 16, 2008 8:17 pm
 

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Jets at #6 don't and shouldn't take McFadden. Period. The OL was a problem, along with quarterback play, so saying Jones and Washington were a problem is a poor analysis. With a solid 1-2 punch already at RB, there are other holes to fill. Namely, OT, OG, DL, DE/OLB pass rusher. Vernon Gholston is my choice if Chris Long or Glenn Dorsey don't drop. Long can be converted into a Vrabel-type 3-4 OLB/pass rusher, Glenn Dorsey would be great at Seymour-type 3-4 DE, and slide to DT when in a 4 man front. Gholston is perfect as a 3-4 OLB to get at the quarterback, and down at DE in passing situations in a 4 man front. Move him around and create havoc for the offense.
If Jake Long happens to fall, then grab him at one of the tackle positions (OL should be 2nd & 3rd round selections, depending on free agency).



Since: Nov 22, 2006
Posted on: February 15, 2008 5:21 pm
 

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If history has taught us, faithful Eagles fans, that Andy Reid does not value the WR position.  This team is being assembled for one more run at the Super bowl and a WR takes too long to develop.  I see the Eagles taking either S (Phillips), DE (Harvey / Campbell),  or CB (there are too many to name).  Now I do see the Eagles adding WR and Return Specialist in the 2nd / 3rd round.  I also believe that they should take a look at Jacob Tamme, TE from KY, in either the 3rd or 4th round.  Tamme would serve two purposes, replace Hands of Stone (LJ Smith) and open the seam routes for McNabb to exploit.



Since: Jan 22, 2007
Posted on: February 15, 2008 5:11 pm
 

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pack_fan55 Barber is a restricted free agent, and Jones is a unrestricted free agent. Jones for sure is on his way to start elsewhere. Owens and Glenn are both 35 years old so it's time to get younger there. As for cornerback.... the spread formation has the league in need of corners.



Since: May 21, 2007
Posted on: February 15, 2008 4:45 pm
 

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Johnjg0035 they don need a rb they got julius jones n marion  barber n at receiver they got TO n crayton the o line is solid but i agree they need better CBs



Since: Feb 15, 2008
Posted on: February 15, 2008 12:49 pm
 

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So how exactly do you figure 2 things here...Seattle needs a new RB, and that they have the ammo to move to the Number 1 slot?

I understand that Alexander wasn;t what he was 2 years ago, but I do not think thats him having nothing left as it is the OL not being what it was, and the passing game dropping off enough that he faced far heavier fronts to run against.

Additionally, they do not have any where near the kind of ammunition it would take to move to the top spot. The only team that even comes close is Dallas, even then Parcells would want more than 1 first round picks in a very shallow class for top tier talent and very deep class for middle of the road players.

More than likely they stick to the pick and take Jake Long or Matt Ryan. Parcells has always started with building at either the trigger man or in the trenches. Their OL was atrocious last year, and I do not think either Long or Dorsey fit the 3-4 best. Long is a prototypical 4-3 pass rushing DE, Dorsey a 2 gap DT.

If they do trade from the top spot, it would be to slide down a spot or 2 with someone in the top 5 who desperately wants Ryan, McFadden, Dorsey, or one of the Longs and wants to make sure they get that player. It would cost them a 2nd round pick this year, and perhaps another 2nd or 3rd next year. Fins get a couple extra selections over the course of one or 2 years and still get an impact player in the top 5. Thats traditionally always been how it works. I can not even recall ANY team EVER moving up from the bottom half of the draft to #1 overall. Last big trade up we saw was NYJ who moved from the middle first to #5 or 6 overall and took Dwayne Robertson DT from Kentucky (if memory serves).




Since: Feb 15, 2008
Posted on: February 15, 2008 12:43 pm
 

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why, would the packers draft a TE?  They are in need of bigger LB's or more depth at corner, and maybe even an extra safety too.



Since: Oct 17, 2006
Posted on: February 15, 2008 11:03 am
 

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Sorry but there is no way the Bills draft Jackson.  He is the exact same player as Lee Evans.  They dont need his return skills as they have 2 very good returners.  They need a TALL WR or TE. 


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