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    First Round

    1.Oakland Raiders: JaMarcus Russell, QB, LSU
    Brady Quinn's performance in the Sugar Bowl has cost him the top spot in the draft, and perhaps even a top 10 selection.

    There are two things Al Davis looks for every April: athleticism and arm strength (for quarterbacks). JaMarcus Russell has both attributes, and reminds me of Daunte Culpepper circa 2004. Moreover, Russell's ability to elude defenders will come in handy once opposing pass rushers easily squeak through Oakland's pitiful offensive line.


    2.Detroit Lions: Joe Thomas, OT, Wisconsin
    How tempted do you think Matt Millen will be to select Calvin Johnson? Sadly, I can see him doing that. There are a number of options available for Millen at this point. Johnson's not going to fly in the Motor City, and neither is Brady Quinn. What the Lions should do is trade down, but I'm not sure if Millen is cunning enough to accomplish something like that.

    Thus, the remaining possibilities are Gaines Adams, Alan Branch and Joe Thomas. I believe Detroit will pursue Simeon Rice, so Thomas seems like the most logical choice. Wait, why am I talking about logic? Millen is clueless -- he'll probably take the guy he's most familiar with. Let's hope he's actually heard of one of those three guys.

    3.Cleveland Browns: Adrian Peterson, RB, Oklahoma
    Peterson is the obvious choice here unless the Browns decide to go with a QB like Brady Quinn.

    4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Calvin Johnson, WR, Georgia Tech
    Joey Galloway just turned 35, and Michael Clayton has been a huge disappointment after an incredible rookie campaign, so Jon Gruden won't hesitate to grab the top receiver on the board. Chris Simms could use a top-notch wide out.


    5.Arizona Cardinals: Gaines Adams, DE, Clemson
    Bert Berry and Chike Okeafor aren't bad, but both will be over the age of 31 by the start of the 2007 season. Besides, the Cardinals need a premier pass rusher. Berry and Okeafor combined for 14½ sacks in 2006, which isn't bad considering Berry missed six contests. But with that said, Arizona needs to get younger and better at defensive end.


    6.Washington Redskins: Alan Branch, DT, Michigan
    I don't know where to start with Washington's defense; it can't stop the run or get to the quarterback. It also features Shawn Springs and Troy Vincent, two fossilized veterans who have lost a step. The Redskins could go with a number of players at this point, but given their inability to shut down Tiki Barber in Week 17, Daniel Snyder may opt for Alan Branch.


    7.Minnesota Vikings: Dwayne Jarrett, WR, USC
    Minnesota's situation at wide receiver is so bad that some fans are clamoring for Randy Moss to come back. Ouch. Because they have only two receivers under contract next year, I can't see the Vikings passing up on Dwayne Jarrett. Tarvaris Jackson, or whoever the quarterback is in 2007, needs a top-notch wide out like Jarrett; Troy Williamson clearly doesn't fit the bill.


    8. Houston Texans: Marshawn Lynch, RB, California
    Houston needs some sort of playmaker on offense, especially after passing on Reggie Bush and Vince Young. Way to go, Charley Casserly. Think Marshawn Lynch will be an upgrade over Ron Dayne and Chris Taylor?


    9.Miami Dolphins: Jamal Anderson,DE, Arkansas
    Great Prospect, Dont know much about this guy but i hear he's good. He is alot like a Kearse.



    10.Atlanta Falcons: Reggie Nelson, S, Florida
    The Falcons signed Lawyer Milloy this offseason, but he's just a temporary fix. Atlanta needs a long-term solution next to Chris Crocker.


    11.San Francisco 49ers: Leon Hall, CB, Michigan
    Anyone who watched New Orleans destroy San Francisco knows where the 49ers need help -- the cornerback position. The team's current starters are Walt Harris (not the guy who just got fired at Stanford) and Shawntae Spencer (not Felton Spencer's little brother). Leon Hall could be the No. 1 guy by mini-camp.


    12.Buffalo Bills: Patrick Willis, MLB, Ole Miss
    In my previous mock draft, I had the Bills taking a quarterback. Given J.P. Losman's improvement over the past few weeks, I'm changing this selection to either a defensive tackle or inside linebacker. Patrick Willis is the best player available of the two, and he should do a good job replacing London Fletcher, who happens to be a free agent this offseason.


    13.St. Louis Rams: Paul Posluszny, OLB, Penn State
    If there's anyone in this draft class who can turn St. Louis' defense around, it's Paul Posluszny. I mean, call me crazy, but Posluszny seems like an instant upgrade over Brandon Chillar. The Rams need him to help their 31st-ranked run defense.


    14.Carolina Panthers: Brady Quinn, QB, Notre Dame
    CharglieWeis absolutely raves about Quinn and you just can't underestimate the value of having that kind of stamp of approval

    15.Green Bay Packers: LaRon Landry, S, LSU
    The Packers get plenty of pressure on opposing quarterbacks, but they can't stop the pass. Hmmm... I wonder if they need help at defensive back?


    16.Pittsburgh Steelers: Darrelle Revis, CB, Pittsburgh
    After signing a decent contract, Ike Taylor finally has gotten exposed as a fraud this year. The Steelers desperately need an upgrade at the cornerback position.


    17.Jacksonville Jaguars: Ted Ginn, WR, Ohio State
    Everyone saw how many passes Jacksonville's receiving corps dropped during its Monday Night Football contest against the Giants. All of the Jaguars wide outs happen to be of the possession variety. They need a speed-burner.


    18.Cincinnati Bengals: Quentin Moses, DE/OLB, Georgia
    Odell Thurman is likely done in Cincinnati, while David Pollack may never play again. So basically, the linebacking corps is in shambles.


    19.Tennessee Titans: Glenn Dorsey, DT, LSU
    The Titans couldn't stop the run, partly because of a lack of talent at the defensive tackle position. In fact, it's the main reason why they couldn't beat the Patriots in Week 17 to get into the playoffs; Corey Dillon and Laurence Maroney looked unstoppable.


    20.New York Giants: Antoine Cason, CB, Arizona
    The Giants could use a running back at this juncture, but they'll likely take a defensive player and find Barber's replacement in the second round. New York quickly discovered that Sam Madison is not the cornerback they thought he was; Madison struggled this year, and is now nothing more than a third corner.


    21. Denver Broncos: Lamar Woodley,DE/OLB,Michigan
    pass rusher with a knack for getting after the quarterback just what the broncos need


    22. New England Patriots: Rufus Alexander, OLB, Oklahoma
    You know you have a problem at linebacker when you bring a 37-year-old former Pro Bowler out of retirement.


    23.Dallas Cowboys: Michael Griffin, S, Texas
    Dallas has been atrocious against the pass the final few weeks of the season, thanks to the fact that Sean Payton has exposed the Cowboys' weakness at safety.


    24.Kansas City Chiefs: Justin Blalock, G/OT, Texas
    Hmmm... I wonder what the Chiefs are going to do in this spot. Both of their offensive tackles retired prior to the 2006 season, so they can't be addressing that position, can they?


    25.New York Jets: Amobi Okoye, DT, Louisville
    With Kimo von Oelhoffen approaching Florida-retirement-home age, the Jets will be looking to draft a big defensive tackle who can help against the run; New York was ranked 26th in that category this year. Amobi Okoye needs to lose a few pounds, but he's pretty efficient against opposing ground attacks.


    26.Philadelphia Eagles: Eric Weddle, S, Utah
    Brian Dawkins is still playing really well, but his skills will quickly erode within the next few years. Meanwhile, Michael Lewis, once a promising safety, was benched in October. Andy Reid must address the safety position.


    27.Indianapolis Colts: Marcus Thomas, DT, Florida
    The Colts are dead last against the run because they have no size on the interior of their defensive line. Unfortunately for Indianapolis, Tony Dungy likes speed more than bulk. So, odds are that the Colts choose the smallest defensive tackle available. Sorry, Indy.


    28. New England Patriots: Jeff Samardzija, WR, Notre Dame
    When you're interested in guys like Doug Gabriel and Jabar Gaffney, you know you have major problems. Jeff Samardzija is an excellent receiver and a first-round talent, but he's also a huge gamble because he may decide to play baseball instead of football. He may drop into the second round.

    29.Chicago Bears: Greg Olsen, TE, Miami
    The Bears should have drafted a tight end in April; Rex Grossman needs a better safety valve than Desmond Clark.

    30. Baltimore Ravens: Lawrence Timmons, OLB, Florida State
    The Ravens don't need a linebacker right now, but they will if another team signs Adalius Thomas this offseason. Lawrence Timmons, OLB, Florida State

    31.New Orleans Saints: H.B. Blades, MLB, Pittsburgh
    H.B. Blades won't find it difficult to make his way into New Orleans' starting lineup; Mark Simoneau is nothing more than a special teams player.

    32.San Diego Chargers: Sidney Rice,WR, South Carolina
    the San Diego WR's are very underrated but a guy like Rice will do wonders


    2nd round

    Oakland Raiders: Robert Meachem, WR, Tennessee
    If the Raiders take JaMarcus Russell or another quarterback in the first round, they'll need to protect him with some new offensive linemen and supply him with better receivers. Robert Meachem is one of the faster receivers in the draft, so Al Davis will naturally be intrigued.


    Detroit Lions: Brian Brohm,QB,LouisVille


    Cleveland Browns: Levi Brown,OT,Penn St
    I don't care if Cleveland's quarterback is Charlie Frye, Derek Anderson or Brevin Knight -- no signal caller can possibly have great success behind an offensive line that surrenders 54 sacks in a single season.


    Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Quinn Pitcock, DT, Ohio State
    It shouldn't be surprising that the Buccaneers had problems generating pressure up front, given that they traded away Anthony McFarland a few weeks into the season.


    Arizona Cardinals: Joseph Staley, OT, Central Michigan
    The Cardinals can neither run the ball nor pass protect. That's astonishing, given that they have Edgerrin James, Larry Fitzgerald and Anquan Boldin on the roster. Almost every single spot on Arizona's offensive line needs to be upgraded, starting at left tackle.


    New York Jets: Tony Hunt, RB, Penn State
    The Jets acquired this pick when the Redskins traded up in the second round of the 2006 Draft. Leon Washington is a quick, electrifying running back who can score a touchdown whenever he touches the ball. The Jets need a power back to be the thunder to Washington's lightning. Tony Hunt doesn't have break-away speed, but he is a tough, punishing runner who would be perfect for the Jets.


    Minnesota Vikings: Charles Johnson,DE, Georgia

    Houston Texans: Brandon Meriweather, S, Miami
    Houston desperately needs to upgrade their abysmal secondary.

    Miami Dolphins: Lawrence Timmons,OLB,Florida State

    Atlanta Falcons: Adam Carriker, DE, Nebraska


    San Francisco 49ers: Johnnie Lee Higgins, WR, UTEP
    San Francisco needs an upgrade at the wide receiver position, currently occupied by Antonio Bryant and Arnaz Battle.


    Buffalo Bills: Josh Beekman, G, Boston College
    The Bills could go with a receiver or defensive tackle in this spot, but with all the major guys taken, Buffalo may settle with a solid interior lineman like Josh Beekman. By the way, since I don't have a third round up yet, I think a player Buffalo may target there is Ryan McBean, a defensive tackle from Oklahoma State. McBean needs to get bigger, but he has the quickness to fit into the Bills' cover-2 scheme.


    St. Louis Rams: DeMarcus Tyler,DT,North Carolina St.
    More defensive help for the Rams


    Carolina Panthers: Zach Miller, TE, Arizona State
    The Panthers have needed a dependable tight end ever since Wesley Walls retired. I'm not sure why they haven't acquired one.


    Green Bay Packers: Michael Bush, RB, Louisville
    Ahman Green rushed for more than 1,000 yards in 2006, but he turns 30 in February. The Packers need to find a long-term replacement as soon as possible.


    Pittsburgh Steelers: Ryan Kalil, C, USC
    Center Jeff Hartings is a former Pro Bowler, but he will be 35 by the commencement of the 2007 campaign. The Steelers need a young, talented prospect to eventually replace him.


    Jacksonville Jaguars: John Wendling, S, Wyoming
    Jacksonville's front seven is great, but the team needs help in the secondary.


    Cincinnati Bengals: Marcus McCauley, CB, Fresno State


    Tennessee Titans: Dwayne Bowe,WR,LSU

    New York Giants: Kenny Irons, RB, Auburn
    Tiki Barber has already signed a contract with ESPN. While the Giants have Brandon Jacobs as a reserve, he's not a franchise running back. New York will have to acquire one.


    Denver Broncos: Josh Wilson,Cornerback, Maryland


    Seattle Seahawks: Ben Grubbs, G, Auburn
    It seems as though no one is doing a good job replacing Steve Hutchinson; Shaun Alexander is averaging just 3.6 yards per carry.


    Dallas Cowboys: Mike Jones, G, Iowa
    Right guard Marco Rivera will be 35 by the start of next season. The Cowboys need to find a younger, better replacement.


    Kansas City Chiefs: Steve Smith, WR, USC
    Eddie Kennison is an average No. 2, and Samie Parker should not be a starter in this league. The Chiefs have needed a top-notch receiver since Derrick Alexander's glory days.


    New York Jets: Aaron Ross, CB, Texas
    It's either a tight end or a cornerback at this juncture; New York needs some depth beyond Justin Miller and Andre Dyson.


    Philadelphia Eagles: Jon Beason,OLB,Miami
    I doubt Dhani Jones will be back next year. Given the Eagles' deficiency against the run, they could draft a linebacker in the second or third rounds.


    Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Kyle Young, C, Fresno State
    The Buccaneers acquired this pick in the Anthony McFarland deal. Jon Gruden will use it to fix the center position.


    Baltimore Ravens: Arron Sears,OT/OG,Tennessee
    Jonathan Ogden is clearly on the decline; the perennial Pro Bowler will be 33 in July. The Ravens don't have any pressing issues right now, so they should address this. Sears could switch to OG if needed


    Chicago Bears: Ryan Harris,OT,Notre Dame
    Right tackle Fred Miller will be 34 next February, so the Bears will need to start searching for a replacement soon.

    New Orleans Saints: Joe Newton, TE, Oregon State
    I'm sure Sean Payton would like better production out of the tight end position; Mark Campbell caught only 18 passes in 2006.


    New England Patriots: Fred Bennett, CB, South Carolina
    An insurance policy just in case Asante Samuel leaves via free agency.

    San Diego Chargers: Michael Johnson,S,Arizona
    Might be a little early at this point in the draft but fills a need for the chargers who could use some depth a safety and free-safety.

    Thanks to Bantx for the cool sig.
    RIP SEAN TAYLOR #21

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    Cincinnati Bengals: DeMarcus Tyler, DT, N.C. State
    The Bengals thought they fixed their run-stopping problems when they signed Sam Adams this offseason. However, they are still among the league's worst in that category, so it clearly hasn't worked. Cincinnati needs a top-notch defensive tackle.

    UMMMMM.... We were top half in the league vs. the run :roll:

    What we really need is a CB and DE. Timmons isn't a bad pick but given the fact that Moses is there we have to take Moses, our LB corps is solid... We're just currently lacking a playmaker (Ahmad Brooks will be in the future).

    McCauley would be an automatic pick for us if he fell that far.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by PalmerToCJ
      Cincinnati Bengals: DeMarcus Tyler, DT, N.C. State
      The Bengals thought they fixed their run-stopping problems when they signed Sam Adams this offseason. However, they are still among the league's worst in that category, so it clearly hasn't worked. Cincinnati needs a top-notch defensive tackle.

      UMMMMM.... We were top half in the league vs. the run :roll:

      What we really need is a CB and DE. Timmons isn't a bad pick but given the fact that Moses is there we have to take Moses, our LB corps is solid... We're just currently lacking a playmaker (Ahmad Brooks will be in the future).

      McCauley would be an automatic pick for us if he fell that far.
      your right...sorry

      Thanks to Bantx for the cool sig.
      RIP SEAN TAYLOR #21

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      • #4
        Re: 2 round mock......explanations

        Originally posted by sdpads24
        9.Miami Dolphins: Brady Quinn, QB, Notre Dame
        Daunte Culpepper. Joey Harrington. Cleo Lemon. Need I write more?
        Yes, you do need to write more. Culpepper is our starter next year, hands down. And we WILL NOT draft a QB in the 1st, nor the 2nd, maybe the 3rd but I doubt it. Give us Anderson there.

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          10.Atlanta Falcons: Reggie Nelson, S, Florida
          The Falcons signed Lawyer Milloy this offseason, but he's just a temporary fix. Atlanta needs a long-term solution next to Chris Crocker.
          good pick. Crocker would slide over to SS and we would have a good coverage and good hitting SS with a great coverage and average hitting FS.
          Atlanta Falcons: Dwayne Bowe, WR, LSU
          Arthur Blank has made it clear that he is very displeased with his wide outs. Look for the Falcons to take a receiver on the first day.
          more like we won't get a WR in the first day. the problem was the coaching. so we went out and got a guy who made the Bengals WR's good and let Bobby hire his little brother because they both have some relative success compared to Stewart who has produced nothing but flops. we need a DE, RB, OT, or OG here and would likely get DE Adam Carriker or RB Michael Bush here.

          Owner of ScarDraft
          Atlanta Falcons and NFL Draft Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report

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          • #6
            Re: 2 round mock......explanations

            Originally posted by miamichamp_305
            Originally posted by sdpads24
            9.Miami Dolphins: Brady Quinn, QB, Notre Dame
            Daunte Culpepper. Joey Harrington. Cleo Lemon. Need I write more?
            Yes, you do need to write more. Culpepper is our starter next year, hands down. And we WILL NOT draft a QB in the 1st, nor the 2nd, maybe the 3rd but I doubt it. Give us Anderson there.
            I fixed that sorry

            Thanks to Bantx for the cool sig.
            RIP SEAN TAYLOR #21

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            • #7
              Bad Vikings Mock: Jarret would be ok but not with Jamal Anderson on the board.

              And in the second round Woodley is a terrible pick when he is to small to play DE in the a 4-3 system and is better fitting for the OLB spot in the 3-4. Dwayne Bowes on the board here and with Minnesota passing on Jarrt Meachem likely falls to them.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by MNRunLeft
                Bad Vikings Mock: Jarret would be ok but not with Jamal Anderson on the board.

                And in the second round Woodley is a terrible pick when he is to small to play DE in the a 4-3 system and is better fitting for the OLB spot in the 3-4. Dwayne Bowes on the board here and with Minnesota passing on Jarrt Meachem likely falls to them.
                I dont know much about the vikings but didnt their offense suck and their d-line dominate? Woodley is similar to terrell suggs and woodley is bigger than suggs and suggs isn't doin too bad.

                Thanks to Bantx for the cool sig.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by sdpads24
                  Originally posted by MNRunLeft
                  Bad Vikings Mock: Jarret would be ok but not with Jamal Anderson on the board.

                  And in the second round Woodley is a terrible pick when he is to small to play DE in the a 4-3 system and is better fitting for the OLB spot in the 3-4. Dwayne Bowes on the board here and with Minnesota passing on Jarrt Meachem likely falls to them.
                  I dont know much about the vikings but didnt their offense suck and their d-line dominate?
                  There d-line was the best in the NFL when it came to stoping the run but current starting DE Udeze started every game this season and didn't record a sack. They run the Tampa 2 defense which relies on a elite DE to get presure on the QB as LB's are used in coverage and rarely blitz. The reason the Vikings sturuggled as much as they did was because they never put and presure on the QB and they were able to pick the defense apart in the passing game.

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                  • #10
                    Another fantastic Jets draft.

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                    • #11
                      good giants draft

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                      • #12
                        I actually don't mind the Buc draft but am not sure of Kyle Young in the 2nd

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                        • #13
                          9.Miami Dolphins: Jamal Anderson,DE, Arkansas
                          Great Prospect, Dont know much about this guy but i hear he's good

                          Great player, he is alot like a Kearse. He would play OLB across from JT for us. Which ofcourse means
                          Think of Manny Lawson but even better
                          I would love Brohm in the 1st also



                          Miami Dolphins: Earl Everett, OLB, Florida
                          Donnie Spragan is one of the worst starting outside linebackers in the NFL. This is actually a gift for the Dolphins; with Lawrence Timmons declaring, it pushes every outside linebacker not named Paul Posluszny down a notch.

                          is not needed here before of the 1t round pick

                          one of the following instead please:

                          Marcus McCauley, CB, Fresno State
                          Josh Beekman, G, Boston College (really need a good guard)
                          Ben Grubbs, G, Auburn (we really need a left guard with most likely jeno james cut)
                          Aaron Ross, CB, Texas
                          John Wendling, S, Wyoming

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by LTgiants
                            good giants draft
                            Ya its pretty good

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                            • #15
                              Re: 2 round mock......explanations

                              Originally posted by sdpads24
                              . 24Kansas City Chiefs: Justin Blalock, G/OT, Texas
                              Hmmm... I wonder what the Chiefs are going to do in this spot. Both of their offensive tackles retired prior to the 2006 season, so they can't be addressing that position, can they?

                              Kansas City Chiefs: Steve Smith, WR, USC
                              Eddie Kennison is an average No. 2, and Samie Parker should not be a starter in this league. The Chiefs have needed a top-notch receiver since Derrick Alexander's glory days.

                              I certainly can't complain

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