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FINAL NFL Mock Draft - 1st and 2nd Rounds

Posted on: April 25, 2009 2:55 am

Here it goes, the final edition of my much hated NFL Mock Draft series....


1. DETROIT Lions - QB MATTHEW STAFFORD, Georgia: They just broke the news. Lions sign Stafford to a 6 year 78 million dollar deal.

2. ST. LOUIS Rams - OT JASON SMITH, Baylor: The Concensus.

3. KANSAS CITY Chiefs - OT EUGENE MONROE, Virgina: Three out of the last four year a VA Cavalier has gone in top 5. Second year in a row the Chiefs take a Cav.(Branden Albert)

4. SEATTLE Seahawks - DT B.J. RAJI, Boston College: why not?

5. CLEVELAND Browns - LB AARON CURRY, Wake Forest: Eric Mangini is hoping Curry can develop into a decent pass rusher.

6. CINCINNATI Bengals - OT ANDRE SMITH, Alabama: I'm hearing the Bengal really want Andre.

7. OAKLAND Raiders - WR JEREMY MACLIN, Missouri: Deep threat/returner over whatever Crabtree is.

8. NEW YORK Jets(trade with Jacksonville) - QB MARK SANCHEZ, Southern Cal: Jets "missed" on Matt Leinart, now they go get another USC QB.

9. GREEN BAY Packers - DE TYSON JACKSON, LSU: They're making the switch to 3-4 this season and Jackson will fit the 3-4 very nicely.

10. SAN FRANCISCO 49ers - WR MICHAEL CRABTREE, Texas Tech: Will get to learn from a great WR, Issac Bruce.

11. BUFFALO Bills - DE/OLB BRIAN ORAKPO, Texas: No reason why he should fall this far, but the Bills desperately need a pass rush and they aren't complaining if he falls to them. Look out for them taking a tackle here.

12. DENVER Broncos - CB/FS MALCOLM JENKINS, Ohio State: Jenkins could play both corner and safety. They're depth a corner is thin.

13. WASHINGTON Redskins - OT MICHAEL OHER, Ole Miss: Exactly what they need. I can only hope Oher will fall to the Redskins!

14. NEW ORLEANS Saints - CB VONTAE DAVIS, Illinois: SI's Peter King has Davis slipping to Pittsburgh at number way that happens!

15. HOUSTON Texans - OLB BRIAN CUSHING, Southern Cal: Have to improve their defense.

16. SAN DIEGO Chargers - LB REY MAUALUGA, Southern Cal: They could go RB or if Tyson Jackson slips, that'll be the pick, but I have Rey here because it just feels right...yeah!

17. JACKSONVILLE Jaguars(trade with Jets) - RB CHRIS "BEANIE" WELLS, OSU: A lot of options for them in this scenerio, but ultimately they get MJD's compliment.

18. DENVER BRONCOS - DT PERIA JERRY, Ole Miss: They must fix that run defense if they want any chance this season.

19. CINCINNATI BENGALS(trade with Tampa Bay) - RB KNOWSHON MORENO, Georgia: They trade back into the first round and jump ahead of Philly and Detroit so they can get a franchise RB. Will team well with Cedric Benson.

20. NEW YORK Giants(trade with Detroit) - WR DARRIUS HEYWARD-BEY, Maryland: They have two 2nd rounders, two 3rds,  and two 5ths. They trade up to get what might be the best WR in this draft.

21. PHILADELPHIA Eagles - DE/OLB AARON MAYBIN, Penn State: Could play DE or later down the line maybe OLB for them.

22. MINNESOTA Vikings - CB DARIUS BUTLER, UConn: I think they can get a legit WR in the second, but they won't find a Darius Butler in the 2nd or later...

23. NEW ENGLAND Patriots - DE ROBERT AYERS, Tennessee: Yeah...whateva

24. ATLANTA Falcons - DE Michael Johnson, Georgia Tech: Maybe a bit of a surprise. But ATL gets a hometown guy who has time to sit and learn behind John Abraham. We know Johnson has the talent...

25. MIAMI Dolphins - DE/OLB EVERETTE BROWN, Florida State: Should be the eventual replacement for Joey Porter whenever he moves on.

26. BALTIMORE Ravens - WR HAKEEM NICKS, North Carolina: I really wanted to pull Eben Britton off the board here, but Nicks is the better value and he may be NFL ready right now.

27. INDIANAPOLIS Colts - DT EVANDER HOOD, Missouri: I don't want to make Hood the pick here, but I may as well...

28. BUFFALO BILLS - TE BRANDON PETTIGREW, Oklahoma State: An obvious need for the Bills.

29. DETROIT LIONS(trade with Giants) - OT EBEN BRITTON, Arizona: They get the OL they desperately need. Will be Stafford's best friend.

30. TENNESSEE Titans - WR PERCY HARVIN, Florida: drug test and all, I just can't see him falling out of the first round. Has top 10 talent after all...

31. ARIZONA Cardinals - RB LESEAN MCCOY, Pittsburgh: McCoy gets the nod because of his good hands coming out of the backfield.

32. PITTSBURGH Steelers - DE/OLB/TE CONNOR BARWIN, Cincinnati: I couldn't decide between OL or CB, so I went neutral. Barwin fits the Steeler mold.


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