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Pre Free Agency Mock Draft.

Posted on: January 28, 2009 2:25 pm

First Mock Draft. Will do one after free agency has started, then one probably week before the draft

1. Detroit Lions- Matt Stafford, QB Georgia. Should take the best offensive lineman and build around it, but terrible qb situation and weak qb class makes him too much to pass up. With a little seasoning, should be a very good qb.
2. St. Louis Rams- Michael Crabtree, WR Texas Tech. Tackle is a need, but there are questions about all the top tackle prospects, as well as a deep draft class for offensive lineman. Torry Holt isnt getting younger and Donnie Avery is a number 2 reciever. Crabtree is the best prospect in the draft.
3. Kansas City Chiefs- Brian Orakpo, DE/OLB Texas. KC switch the 3-4 makes Orakpo a prime candidate. Built in the same pass rusher mold as DeMarcus Ware.
4. Seattle Seahawks- Andre Smith, T Alabama. Time to start re-tooling, the offensive line. Walter Jones is 35 and probably doesnt have much left. No viable WR to take at this spot.
5. Cleveland Browns- Chris Wells, RB Ohio State. Jamal Lewis isnt the same player he used to be. Wells is built in the same banger mold Lewis is and will be a hit coming from tOSU.
6. Cincinnati Bengals- Eugene Monroe,  T Virginia. Offensive line was exatly that, offensive. To keep Carson Palmer off his back they should go with the next best o-lineman. Other possibilities include, Jenkins, Brown, Curry.
7. Oakland Raiders- Malcom Jenkins, CB Ohio State. If Asomugha bolts in free agency they take the best cover cb on the board. If he stays, they probably go Maclin or Oher
8. Jacksonville Jaguars- Jeremy Maclin, WR Missouri. Time to get a game changer in the passing game. Once hes in open space he's hard to catch. Great hands and 40 time. Also will help in the return game.
9. Green Bay Packers- Everette Brown, OLB/DE Florida State. Switch to 3-4 brings in necessity for a pass rusher. Kid can play with hand on the ground or standing up. Coverage skills a bit unknown, but should be an all around good pick with Kevin Greene running the linebackers.
10. San Francisco 49ers- Mark Sanchez, QB USC. Unless they are convinced Shaun Hill is the future of the franchise, i see them going with the california kid.
11. Buffalo Bills- Aaron Maybin, DE/OLB Penn State. Lack of pass rush towards the end of the season was a major reason this team slipped out of the playoff race. Can play both positions and will help out fellow Nittany Lion Pousluzny in the linebacking core.
12. Denver Broncos- BJ Raji, DT Boston College. If they switch the 3-4 with Mike Nolan as DC, he's a whole lotta man to fill up the NT position.
13. Washington Redskins- Michael Oher, T Ole Miss. Jansen is 33 cant stay healthy and Samuels is aging at 31. Looking toward the future isnt such a bad idea.
14. New Orleans Saints- Vontae Davis, CB Illinois. They are still terrible in pass coverage and can use a physical cb with exceptional speed.
15. Houston Texans- Aaron Curry, OLB Wake Forest. Continuing to improve the defense in Houston will get this team in the playoff race and quick. Curry is smart and can play either inside or outside lb if needed.
16. San Diego Chargers- Rey Maualuga, LB USC. Instinctive lb that is perfect for the 3-4 defense.
17. New York Jets- Jason Smith, T Baylor. Draft class loaded with good tackles. Taking Smith allows Woody to move back inside and play guard.
18. Chicago Bears- Michael Johnson, DE Georgia Tech. Can never have too many pass rushers, and Chicago loves em.
19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Knowshown Moreno, RB Georgia. Dunn is 34, Cadillac tears up knee again, Graham ends season on IR. Id say runningback is a need here. Moreno has the ability to make defenders miss in open space and can run through them if necessary. 
20. Detroit Lions- Phil Loadholdt, T Oklahoma. This is where they get their offensive tackle for the next decade. He's big and mean and loves to move anything in his path. Great pass blocker and run blocking isnt too far off either.
21. Philadelphia Eagles- Brian Cushing, LB USC. Another great USC defender comes off the board. Doesn't really wow you with anyo one particular attribute but is a great all around football player.
22. Minnesota Vikings- Tyson Jackson, DE LSU. Pass rusher on the opposite side of Allen, Jackson would be set up for a huge rookie season playing on that d-line loaded with talent.
23. New England Patriots- James Lauranitis, LB Ohio State. Injuries to linebackers all season, Lauranitis makes sense playing inside along Mayo. Probably one of the safest picks in the draft.
24. Atlanta Falcons- Brandon Pettigrew, TE Oklahoma State. Getting Ryan a weapon at tight end like Pettigrew will only make him better. Pettigrew also a good run blocker.
25. Miami Dolphins- Victor Harris, CB Virginia Tech. Physical corner and great in man to man coverage. Has size and speed to stay with the best recievers.
26. Baltimore Ravens- DJ Moore, CB Vanderbilt. Good cover corner for a team that was thin at cornerback at the end of the season.
27. Indianapolis Colts- Duke Robinson, G Oklahoma. They take the best player available and add him to an already solid team.
28. Philadelphia Eagles- LeSean McCoy, RB Pittsburgh. They take a physical back who can carry the load if Westbrook is absent.
29. New York Giants- Kenny Britt, WR Rutgers. This pick could change depending on the Burress situation, but as it is now they take a big wr to replace him and give Eli what he was missing at the end of the season.
30. Tennessee Titans- SenDerrick Marks, DT Auburn. Even if Haynesworth stays they take Marks to beef up the defensive line even more.
31. Arizona Cardinals- Shonn Greene, RB Iowa. I think they reach a little bit, but they get a quality rb that will team up with Hightower to create a nice rb tandem. Rashad Johnson another possibility in this spot i think.
32. Pittsburgh Steelers- Fili Moala, DT USC. Rhe rich get richer. Will fill in nicely rotating with Casey Hampton to keep him fresh. A massive run stopper.

so there it is, the first round the way the teams sit now. like i said after some of the better free agents have signed and switched teams ill make another one. comments and criticism welcome

Category: NFL
Tags: 2009, draft, mock, nfl

Since: Nov 16, 2006
Posted on: February 8, 2009 9:05 pm

Pre Free Agency Mock Draft.

Meant to say RT over QB.

Since: Nov 16, 2006
Posted on: February 8, 2009 9:04 pm

Pre Free Agency Mock Draft.

"Sorry I hope that the 49ers don't take another quarterback in the first round.  I think Hill is fine for right now and there are bigger needs then a quarterback. "

Right Newstew. Sanchez doesn't fit in the teams plans. He's not an upgrade over Smith and there's no reason to carry 2 high profile 1st round QB's on the roster. There are more pressing needs over QB right now (pass rusher & QB). This mock is just as inaccurate as all those other mocks where Sanchez is drafted by the 49ers. It's just not going to happen.

Since: Jun 30, 2008
Posted on: January 28, 2009 11:38 pm

Pre Free Agency Mock Draft.

Hey there,

First of all, this list is a bit hard to read. Do you think you could add space inbetween the different teams? Sorry for nitpicking, but it's easier on the eye like that...

As a Browns fan, it's hard to envision them taking Wells with the number 5 overall selection. While Jamal Lewis has certainly declined, the offensive line and more importantly defense are major concerns for Cleveland. I see the Browns taking an offensive tackle at that pick, but a defensive player like Aaron Curry would be just as likely.

While you've certainly addressed team need, I think player value is another important thing to consider when making a mock draft. As is stands now, Aaron Curry will not fall past #6 overall. Some team will jump up and select him with a pick elsewise.

This was a unique look at the draft. Good read!

Since: Sep 16, 2008
Posted on: January 28, 2009 10:22 pm

Pre Free Agency Mock Draft.

Sorry I hope that the 49ers don't take another quarterback in the first round.  I think Hill is fine for right now and there are bigger needs then a quarterback. 

Since: Aug 12, 2006
Posted on: January 28, 2009 8:38 pm

Pre Free Agency Mock Draft.

if you read the whole thing it says that they take him if nnamdi leaves. it also has oher as a replacement if he stays

Since: May 31, 2007
Posted on: January 28, 2009 7:19 pm

Pre Free Agency Mock Draft.

I highly doubt the Raiders take Jenkins at #7 overall...

Ya I know it seems like a classic Al Davis type of move. But if you watched the Ohio St. vs. Texas game, than you saw Jenkins get burned on multiple occasions by a WR that's not even projected to go anywhere near the top 3-4 rounds.

Plus there's not a chance in hell Nnamdi leaves via FA... He'll have that Franchise tag slapped on him the as soon as Al is allowed to slap it on him. Do you not remember that Charles Woodson also had the tag slapped on him twice in a row? And knowing that Nnamdi ended up being a better CB than even Woodson was. Why in hell would Al Davis let him go. Especially since he's only what? 27-28 years old and still fully in his prime? Woodson was considered injury prone and at the end of his prime when Al finally decided to let him walk. Ya gots to use your head a little better when thinking about what the Raiders will do here.

Also if you watched any Raider games last season, than you'd have noticed that pass protection was the teams biggest flaw. Meaning there's next to no way that Oakland doesn't draft one of the big 3 OT prospects(A. Smith, E. Monroe or M. Oher) at #7.

Since: Dec 31, 2007
Posted on: January 28, 2009 3:14 pm

Pre Free Agency Mock Draft.

I dont think the Cotls wiill take a guard in the first round.  They just drafted 3 olinemam last season.  Hopefully they draft BJ raji(but he will most likely be gone) or Sen'Derrick Marks.

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