Blog Entry

Fantasy NFL Draft

Posted on: April 25, 2008 4:01 pm

Dave and I will be doing some blogs from this weekend's NFL Draft. Make sure you check it out. We'll also follow up with a video Monday, some commentary during the week and our first Fantasy draft with the rookies actually on their new teams. That will start Monday, and you can see how we all do on the site.

Now, let's play Fantasy Football with the NFL Draft. No linemen or defensive players. Just offensive players based on need. This is all hypothetical, but feel free to send me your picks as well.

Miami: Offensive need - QB, WR, TE. Pick - QB Chad Henne. Let's face it, John Beck isn't going to get it done, and Henne has a big arm and the size Bill Parcells covets. And the Dolphins can get him in the second round on the real draft.

St. Louis: Offensive need - WR, TE. Pick - WR Andre Caldwell. The Rams need speedy receivers, and Caldwell is fast. He's a little small, but he could be a nice replacement for Isaac Bruce.

Atlanta: Offensive need - QB, WR, TE. Pick - QB Brian Brohm. The last time the Falcons took a chance on a Louisville product they got burned. But Brohm's not going back to college.

Oakland: Offensive need - RB, WR. Pick - I don't want to see Darren McFadden with the Raiders because I think he will suffer there. So Oakland gets Chris Johnson of East Carolina. He's fast and will work well with Justin Fargas and Michael Bush.

Kansas City: Offensive need - QB, WR. Pick - Brodie Croyle is b-a-d. They go with John David Booty, who is a winner with a good arm. He starts for the Chiefs in 2009.

Jets: Offensive need - QB, RB, WR, TE. Pick - This is where Darren McFadden lands here and in real life. If that offensive line is for real, McFadden will thrive in a tandem with Thomas Jones.

New England: Offensive need - RB, TE. Pick - Ben Watson gets hurt too often. The Patriots don't have any holes to fill, but they take TE Dustin Keller from Purdue. Just one more target for Tom Brady.

Baltimore: Offensive need - QB, WR. Pick - Matt Ryan is a lock in the real draft and this one.

Cincinnati: Offensive need - WR, TE. Pick - They need someone to replace the whiny 85 so they take WR Jerome Simpson from Coastal Carolina. Hey, you didn't know who Chad Johnson or T.J. Houshmandzadeh was either before they made the NFL.

New Orleans: Offensive need - WR, TE. Pick - Eric Johnson isn't going to help them win many game. They take TE Fred Davis from USC.

Buffalo: Offensive need - WR, TE. Pick - WR Devin Thomas. He would be a nice complement to Lee Evans and give Trent Edwards another weapon.

Denver: Offensive need - WR, RB. Pick - The Broncos need to replace Javon Walker, and WR DeSean Jackson gives them a great deep threat.

Carolina: Offensive need - QB, RB. Pick - DeAngelo Williams might be the starter for now, but that won't last long. The Panthers draft Jonathan Stewart from Oregon.

Chicago: Offensive need - RB, QB, WR. Pick - The Bears need a lot of help, but they pair Cedric Benson with another RB from Texas in Jamaal Charles.

Detroit: Offensive need - RB, QB, TE. Pick - The Lions get the second best running back in the draft in Illinois' Rashard Mendenhall.

Arizona: Offensive need - RB, TE. Pick - The Cardinals stay in the state and take RB Ryan Torain from Arizona State. He will eventually take over for Edgerrin James.

Kansas City: Offensive need - WR. Pick - They got their QB, now they get another WR in Malcolm Kelly from Oklahoma.

Houston: Offensive need - RB, WR. Pick - They need a young running back and another WR opposite Andre Johnson. We'll go running back and take Kevin Smith.

Philadelphia: Offensive need - WR, TE. Pick - The Eagles may make a play to get Chad Johnson. If not, they take WR James Hardy from Indiana.

Tampa Bay: Offensive need - WR, TE. Pick - The Bucs surprise their fans by taking TE Brad Cottam from Tennessee. If he ends up like Jason Witten, look out.

Washington: Offensive need - WR, QB. Pick - Jason Campbell has been a disappointment thus far, so the Redskins invest in a project and take Delaware QB Joe Flacco. He's two years away from starting anyway, so they have time to see if Campbell can finally step up.

Dallas: Offensive need - RB, WR. Pick - This is another lock: Arkansas RB Felix Jones.

Pittsburgh: Offensive need - RB, WR. Pick - Michigan RB Mike Hart will give the Steelers an insurance policy in case Willie Parker's leg isn't ready to start the season.

Tennessee: Offensive need - RB, WR. Pick - The Titans need to give Vince Young more weapons, and he gets reunited with his former college teammate in WR Limas Sweed.

Seattle: Offensive need - WR, TE, QB. Pick - The Seahawks are looking to win now, so they need to address some holes in the receiving game. As bad as their wide receiver situation is, tight end is worse. They take Martellus Bennett from Texas A&M.

Jacksonville: Offensive need - WR, TE. Pick - Maybe Marcedes Lewis develops into a quality TE. Or maybe the Jaguars think Michigan State's Kellen Davis is better and take him here.

San Diego: Offensive need - RB, QB. Pick - The Chargers need a running back who can backup LaDainian Tomlinson now that Michael Turner is in Atlanta. They take Ray Rice here from Rutgers since he can catch the ball also.

Dallas: Offensive need - WR. Pick - The Cowboys stay in the SEC after taking a Razorback and go for LSU WR Early Doucet. He will play in the slot between Terrell Owens and Patrick Crayton.

San Francisco: Offensive need - QB, WR. Pick - Alex Smith has been a bust, and Shaun Hill might only be a short-term solution. The 49ers look long-term here and go with a QB in Josh Johnson from San Diego.

Green Bay: Offensive need - QB, TE. Pick - Aaron Rodgers will take over for Brett Favre, but the Packers have a history of taking QBs in every draft when the need is there. They start again with Ricky Santos from New Hampshire.

Giants: Offensive need - WR, TE. Pick - Amani Toomer is old, and the Giants go for a reach with Virginia Tech's Eddie Royal. Between Royal, Steve Smith and Sinorice Moss, one of them need to be good.

Category: NFL
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