Tag:Mock Draft
Posted on: April 20, 2009 1:04 pm
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NFL Mock Draft 4.0 (Final)

 
  1. Detroit Lions- QB Matthew Stafford- They need a face of that franchise. Makes sense to take Jason Smith, but Stafford is too good of a talent to pass up. QB should be their biggest need right now. They are negotiating with Stafford, Smith, and Curry, but are being very secretive.  Tom Condon was in Detroit, but it has to be difficult negotiating with an agent that represents two of your targets.
  2. St. Louis Rams OT Jason Smith- Last year they addressed the defensive line, this year they will go offensive. Losing Pro-Bowler and Future HOF LT Orlando Pace leaves a glaring hole on the left side to protect Mark Bulger and get the running game going for one of the top backs Steven Jackson.
  3. Kansas City Chiefs LB Aaron Curry- Overall the best talent in the class in my opinion. Always around the ball, and will be a Patrick Willis type of LB. Has all the tools to be a Super Star in the league for years to come.
  4.  Seattle Seahawks DT B.J. Raji- A lot of talk about maybe drafting Michael Crabtree, or Mark Sanchez with Matt Hasselback getting up there in years, but Raji is a once of a kind DT. They are rebuilding, they can get a QB in a later round, or next year. Reports that surfaced weeks ago about Raji testing positive proved to be false, so his stock should not plummet.
  5.  Cleveland Browns QB Mark Sanchez- All indications are that Mark Sanchez or Michael Crabtree will be drafted at #5. They are actively shopping Brady Quinn and Braylon Edwards, and a deal should be reached on draft day, the only question now is to who?
  6.  Cincinnati Bengals DE Brian Orakpo- DE is a desperate need for the Bengals. They can also use a WR if talks are true about Chad wanting a trade (according to TJ). But Orakpo is a can miss guy.
  7. Oakland Raiders OT Eugene Monroe- Todd McShay of ESPN reported on Friday that the Raiders WILL select an offensive tackle with their first pick. The only question is who. They may also go with Andre Smith. Michael Crabtree is solid pick, but does he really fit the offense? I think Maclin would be better for them.
  8.  Jacksonville Jaguars WR Michael Crabtree- Supposedly Tory Holt and the Jaguars have began negotiations on a contract, and a deal should be done before the draft. They got Tra Thomas to shore up the line for a few years, which gives them flexibility to trade out of take the best available player. Which is clearly Crabtree.
  9. Green Bay Packers LB/DE Aaron Maybin- Would love BJ Raji here, but Maybin is an ideal fit for a new 3-4 defense. Can’t go wrong with a LB from LB University Penn State
  10. San Francisco 49ers OT Andre Smith- Has a few character issues, but when you turn on the game film, there is no issue there. One of the better raw talents in the class. QB is also a need that will be addressed should Sanchez falls to them, and don’t sleep on them trading their second round pick for Brady Quinn.
  11.  Buffalo Bills DE Tyson Jackson. Offensive Line is a need, but they will not reach for one, Oher isn’t a top 20 talent in the class, defiantly not 11.
  12. Denver Broncos DE Everette Brown. They MUST go defense with their picks. LB and DE are the two obvious needs. They may also package some picks to move up. Maybe to 3 with Kansas City, or 8 with Jacksonville
  13. Washington Redskins OT Michael Oher- They need a OT. There is no question about that. They would also LIKE a QB, but I think Jason Cambell is a solid young QB. Offensive line is a bigger need when you play the Giants, Eagles, and Cowboys twice a year.
  14. New Orleans Saints RB Chris Wells- I think everyone is pretty certain that Reggie Bush is NOT an every down back. They need to pair him with a bruiser, and Wells is just that. Had he not been hurt last year, he could have been a top 10 pick.
  15. Houston Texans DB Malcolm Jenkins. Speed is a big concern for Jenkins, but I think the Texans would love if Jenkins fell to them at 15. He is solid, and fundamentally strong. Will lock down a WR for enough time to let Mario Williams get to the QB.
  16.  San Diego Charger DE Robert Ayers- A lot of people were saying RB, but I think Darren Sproiles and LT are good enough of a 1-2 punch. They are especially thin in the depth chart at DE.
  17. New York Jets RB Knowshan Moreno- They really need a QB, but I don’t think Josh Freeman is really who they want. Could jump in the mix for Brady Quinn, or always a favorite to move up and get one of the two big name QB’s.
  18. Denver Broncos LB Rey Malaluga- Addressed DE with the first pick, now they will go to LB. Malaluga is clearly a leader, something this defense needs in the front 7.
  19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Josh Freeman- With Gruden gone, the Bucs will finally look at developing a QB. They would obviously love to get Sanchez for the West Coast offense, but Freeman is a solid young guy.
  20.  Detroit Lions (via Cowboys) LB Clay Matthews: Got a QB and face with the 1<sup>st</sup> overall pick, could look at OT, but don’t really see any that would merit the 20<sup>th</sup> pick. Clay Matthews is a solid pick, even with his recent Red Flags on his Face Book Page (pathetic)
  21. Philadelphia Eagles TE Brandon Pettigrew- They need a TE. They have Jackson to stretch the field, now they need the big guy that can go 5-10 yards down in the middle of the field. Clearly the best TE in the class.
  22. Minnesota Vikings WR Jeremy Maclin. This year’s man who slips. Good thing he won’t have to endure it since he was not invited to the Draft in New York. 
  23.  New England Patriots LB Brian Cushing- The 3<sup>rd</sup> USC LB to be chosen in the drafts drop 23 picks. Would be a good fit in the defense, and would suddenly turn an old LB core to a young one paired with second year LB Mayo.
  24. Atlanta Falcons DB Vontae Davis- They would like the get TE Pettigrew, but I think the Eagles will beat them to him. Still a player to trade for Tony Gonzalez.
  25. Miami Dolphins DB Darius Butler- They would prefer Davis, but Butlers stock is rising. They need a DB, and Bill Parcells will look at DB. There is also small chatter of them trading Ronnie Brown. Maybe a package deal with the pick to move up?
  26. Baltimore Ravens WR Darius Hayward-Bey- One of the more impressive performances at the combine in recent memory for a WR. He defiantly played himself into a solid first round selection in Indianapolis.
  27. Indianapolis Colts DT Peria Jerry- I think this pick is pretty much set in stone. DT is a glaring hole. They have dominant pass rushers Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis, now they need someone to plug the holes in the running game.
  28. Buffalo Bills (via Eagles) DE Larry English- They got one DE earlier in the draft, now they will get excellent value for their pick here. If somehow Pettigrew slips past the Eagles and Falcons, the Bills will jump on him
  29. New York Giants WR Percy Harvin- Could be players for Braylon Edwards or Anquan Boldin. Either way they are going to need a WR. With Burress off the team, it seems to be one of the only needs.
  30. Tennessee Titans DB Sean Smith- They can also use a WR, but if Bey and Harvin are gone, I don’t see them reaching for one. Especially with a need a DB. Smith is versatile and can player safety as well.
  31. Arizona Cardinals RB Donald Brown- RB is a big need. Brown at 31 fills a need, and is good value. He is one of the more under rated players in the class.
  32. Pittsburg Steelers C/G Alex Mack- If there is a weakness on this team it is the offensive line. Interior Line to be more specific. Alex Mack is a versatile line men, and would be a perfect fit for the Super Bowl Champions.
Posted on: March 16, 2009 1:10 am
Edited on: March 16, 2009 11:44 am
 

Post-Combine NFL Mock Draft 3.0

NFL Mock Draft 3.0 

  1. Detriot Lions. Matthew Stafford. He is a stud. Monster arm, and they need a face for that franchise. It should be Calvin Johnson, I can't seem to figure out why people don't think he is the face.
  2. St. Louis Rams. Jason Smith. Went with the defensive line with the 2nd pick this year. Should go offensive line this year. Orlando Pace anchored that line for quite a while. His time is up. Jason Smith is athletic, and very possibly the top pick in the draft. Very athletic.
  3. Kansas City Chiefs. Aaron Curry They just got Matt Cassell. Which is bad news for Sanchez. Whom ever does not get picked first, because they are going to slip, and slip FAST.
  4. Seattle Seahawks. Michael Crabtree. Maybe safer picks, and with Matt Hassellback withering away, may not be a bad idea to trade down to allow teams who would LOVE to draft here, and take a QB all the meanwhile saving serious cash for not paying a top 5 pick they don't neccesarily need.
  5. Cleveland BrownsBrian Orapoka This team is a mess. I don't get them. And with Browns fans already fed up with Mangini, looks like tough roads ahead. They are in need of a defensive force. He would be a great addition next to Shaun Rodgers or even as an OLB.
  6. Cincinati Bengals. Any misfits in this draft class? Nothing bad enough to play for the Bengals? Ok. Eugene Monroe. He could be as high as the number one pick. He is a great talent, and maybe the safest pick in this entire class. They may also go defense, more specifically defensive line. But as a Jaguars fan, this may be wishful thinking.
  7. Oakland RaidersJeremy Maclin. They can not go into the season with Johnny Lee Higgens and Javon Walker as their starting WR's. I think Higgens led the team with like 25 receptions last year. Either way, they have Kalif Barnes to protect the blind side of JaMarcus Russell (BUST) for this year, so they can put off drafting a tackle.
  8. Jacksonville Jaguars. BJ Raji. He is the ma. He is a great run stopper, and can rush the passer. Basically goes after anything and everything with the ball. Great addition next to John Henderson. Still think they are a good pick to trade down. One because Raji may not be here, and 2, I don't know if they can really afford another top 10 pick.
  9. Green Bay Packers. Everette Brown They are switching from a 4-3 to a 3-4. They would love ot have Orapoka, but Brown is almost just as good, and may turn out to be better. I really like him.
  10. San Francisco 49ers. Mark Sanchez. A California kid, He is not NFL ready in my opinion, but should be solid. Not NFL ready, but may turn out be a better option the former top pick Alex Smith and current starter Shaun Hill.
  11. Buffalo Bills. Aaron Maybin. Many people seem to think he is a one hit wonder with the Nittney Lions, but as a fan of the Big 10, and watching much of this guy. He is the real deal. Ideal OLB, and a terrific blitzer.
  12. Denver Broncos. Rey Malaluga. They ARE going defense. The only question is defensive line or LB. I think a hard hitting on the field leader is best for the. Could also look at Tyson Jackson.
  13. Washington Redskins Andre Smith. Although his stock has been plummeting since the Combine, and then kept dropping after his less then stellar Pro Day, his talent is way too much to drop any further.
  14. New Orleans Saints. Malcolm Jenkins. Yet to be seen whether he will go to SS or stay at CB since posting sub par 40 times at the combine.
  15. Houston Texans Clay Matthews. A USA LB. The weird thing is that it is not set in stone which of the 3 USC LB's are going to go first. The Texans can use a LB opposite of Mario Williams. If Malaluga is still on the board I don't see them taking him. They have one of the premier MLB's who is very young in Ryans. Good pairing, and a very under rated player.
  16. San Diego Chargers. Tyson Jackson. The monster DE from LSU. They lost Igor the the Cowboys. Restructured LT so Wells and Moreno are out. Solid selection, and safe pick. Could also go LB.
  17. New York Jets. Chris Wells. Thomas Jones was stellar. Leon Washington, uhm, I'll take Wells. But in all reality, I don't see the Jets picking here at all. They will trade up to get a QB. But if the order stays this way, Chris Wells would be great to pair with Jones. Wells ran a 4.3 at his pro day. Pretty damn fast.
  18. Chicago Bears. Vonte Davis. The best CB in this class IMO. A product of Illinios, but needs better work ethic. Would be FORCED to play hard, or feel the wrath of Brian Urlacher. I think he will play hard.
  19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Peria Jerry. Lost out of Albert Haynesworth. Did they even have a shot? The 2nd best DT, and the Bucs will all but certainly look to build from the defensive side of the ball and work their way to the offensive line.
  20. Detriot Lions (Via Cowgirls Roy Williams Trade) Michael Oher. Could take a OT with the first overall pick, but for some reason I still see them taking a QB. This would work out well. They get a QB to be the face of the franchise, and get a great tackle to protect his blindside at the same time.
  21. Philadelphia Eagles. Brandon Pettigrew. Was a solid bet to go 11th overall to the Bills, but his below average 40 times have exposed his below average skills. Eagles also need a RB, and could look at Moreno or Wells, if he falls this far.
  22. Minnesota VikingsDarrius Heyward-Bey. Would be nice to have as many weapons as possible on an offense lacking a QB. Clearly had the best combine of any WR. Could be an explosive weapon. They have a solid RB, one of the top OL, and a good WR in Berrian.
  23. New England Patriots. Clint Sintim. Played on the outside with Virginia, but is likly to move to the inside in a 3-4 scheme. Could be and will be a force to be wrecking with coupled with Jared Mayo as the ILB's. A solid 1-2 punch.
  24. Atlanta Falcons. Sen Derrick Marks. No more Grandy Jackson. Almost took Glenn Dorsey over Matt Ryan in last years draft, and they need help at DT where they are thin. Good value at the 24 spot. Coach Mike Smith would love to continue to build his defense.
  25. Miami Dolphins. Percy Harvin. Very hard pick here. Harvin is too big of a talent for them to pass up. Their offense needs more play makers, especially at WR. Could also take Larry English.
  26. Baltimore Ravens. D.J. Moore. They lost 3/4 of their secondary. Could also go Hayward Bey to give Joe Flacco more targets, but really need to get a solid corner. Solid pick, high value.
  27. Indianapolis Colts. Evander Hood. If only they had enough CAP to get Albert. They really REALLY need a DT to help out in run stopping. This is just the start. They are going to need to draft another DT in the next 3-4 rounds.
  28. Philadelphia Eagles. Eben Britton. Could package their 2 picks in the first round to move up, but the smart thing would be using both of them wisely. After filling a hole a TE, Britton would shore up the problems on the offensive line. Losing Vet LT Tra Thomas to the Jaguars will hurt, but adding a young OT who has the potential to be a rookie starter may be too enticing to pass up.
  29. New York Giants. Shaun O'Hara is turning 32. Not old, but the BAP may be Alex Mack. Which would not be a bad pick, but there are better picks. could go USC DT Fili Moala, but too much depth at DL may actually be a thing.
  30. Tennessee Titans. Alfanso Smith. They got Nate Washington in Free Agency. He isn't the permanent fix, but with Percy gone, and Nick Harper entering the final year of his deal at age 34, this could be a smart move. Allow him to play nickle for a year and then step him into the starting role next to Pro Bowl CB Finnagin.
  31. Arizona Cardinals. Knowshaun Moreno. Absolutly need a RB, they still have not let go of Edge after he reportedly pleaded for them to cut him. He could still go, but not until the Cardinals have their backup plan.
  32. Pittsburgh Steelers. Max Unger. The offensive line played well down the stretch, but they really need help there. This is the only spot they need to improve in. Unger can play either C or Guard, so his virsitility is good. But if  Alex Mack is still on the board, he may be a better fit for C.

There it is, what do you guys think? Took me a LONG time. Hope you guys enjoy!

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
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