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    First and foremost I believe that McFadden is too valuable, especially seeing what Adrian Peterson, who McFadden is truly comparable too, has accomplished this year to not be the number 1 pick. With that being said I hope that teams are already contacting the Dolphins to judge what they want in return for him. Obviously 2 trades in the top 5 is very unlikely to occur, but both Miami and the Pats will be looking to draft lower and get better value. Trades are extremely difficult to predict so I tried to keep them at a minimum. Note, the Cowboys will have 2 picks in the first round and may look to move up if they have a target in mind, perhaps Phillips or Clady. Also, Giants fans, I know that trading out will not make most of you happy but it’ll allow them to pick up some extra picks to address their needs, and in all honesty it just fit for me for a place where a team would target to draft Brohm.

    Round 1:

    1) Falcons * Trade up with Miami: Top 3 Needs – QB, OL, DT
    Selection: Darren McFadden, RB, Arkansas – In the wake of the Vick debacle, the franchise tries to find their new face of the franchise in McFadden. The team has already said that they believe in Leftwich, who was signed to a multi-year deal, and after trying the west coast offense for so many years they’ll try for a more run orientated O in order to recapture their league leading run O from 2006. Gotta love the irony of trading up to #1 to forget about Vick.
    Other Option: Miami keeps pick and drafts Dorsey

    2) Chiefs * Trade up with the Pats: Top 3 Needs – OL, CB, WR
    Selection: Jake Long, OT, Michigan – After getting a good bargain through the Pats because they don’t want to pay #2 in a cost/benefit move and unwilling to trade to Div. rivals, the Chiefs jump up and grab the big guy in an attempt to strengthen their OL to protect both LJ and Croyle.
    Other Option: Pats or someone else through a trade draft McFadden if Dorsey goes 1

    3) Rams: Top 3 Needs – OL, DL, DB
    Selection - Glenn Dorsey, DT, LSU – Still upset for missing out on Okoye in last years draft they continue the rebuilding of the D-Line by grabbing another great one. Dominant for LSU, will be able to contribute immediately.
    Other Option: Jake Long

    4) Dolphins * Trade with Atl: Top 3 Needs – youth throughout the D (NT), OT, OG
    Selection: Chris Long, DE, Virginia – Disappointed that they missed out on their target Dorsey and their 2nd choice Jake Long, they keep their attention on fixing their D-Line and this move will allow the Dolphins to trade their disgruntled star Jason Taylor for more added picks or keep him and move Wright back to his natural DT position.
    Other Option: Falcons stay put and draft Matt Ryan.

    5) Jets: Top 3 Needs – DL, ILB, RT
    Selection: Calais Campbell, DE, Miami – After putting on a show at his personal workouts teams will be drooling over him and with his size he should be able to hold up well against the run in the 3-4.
    Other Option: would love to get Chris Long or McFadden here.

    6) Patriots (F/SF) * trade with KC: Top 3 Needs – ILB, CB, OL
    Selection: James Laurinaitis, ILB, Ohio State – Pats have the ability to load up on talent with this pick getting another dominant LB who will be able to learn behind Bruschi and the other vets while he prepares to take over.
    Other Option: Malcolm Jenkins or possibly looking to trade again for more value.

    7) Raiders: Top 3 Needs – OL, DL, WR
    Selection: Sedrick Ellis, DT, USC – Ellis makes sense as the replacement for Sapp considering how often he’s compared to him, but this gives them some much needed depth on the inside of their d-line.
    Other Option: Could try to trade up to get McFadden, very unlikely, or Ryan Clady.

    8) Ravens: Top 3 Needs – QB, CB, LB
    Selection: Matt Ryan, QB, Boston College – Ryan is currently the highest rated QB by the pundits and has lots of upside. Ryan gets the nod here over Woodson due to Woodson’s questionable decision making and speculation that he’s a system QB in Kentucky.
    Other Option: Malcolm Jenkins or Woodson or potentially Brohm

    9) Panthers: Top 3 Needs – QB, DE, LB
    Selection: Andre Woodson, QB, Kentucky – Probably still needs a little time before he’s ready and he should get it behind Delhomme, but obviously the Panthers need a better situation at QB which this would also be a long term solution.
    Other Option: Kenny Philips or Dan Conner or Vernon Gholston

    10) Bears: Top 3 Needs – QB, OL, RB
    Selection: Kenny Philips, S, Miami – The Bears love drafting defense and neglecting their O in the first round and this year’s D was pretty disappointing for their high standards. They need to start by getting rid of their cancer named Archuleta.
    Other Option: Ryan Clady or Brian Brohm

    11) Bengals: Top 3 Needs – LB, DT, RT
    Selection: Dan Connor, LB, Penn State – This is probably a little high for Connor, but their D needs a rugged LB who is a force, not to mention that the Bengals are still trying to stick to high character guys which Connor fits the bill.
    Other Option: Keith Rivers, Philips, or Clady

    12) Eagles: Top 3 Needs – S, CB, OT
    Selection: Ryan Clady, OT, Boise State – Philly loves drafting linemen in the first rd. and after seeing Justice struggle against the Giants it’s obvious they need help. Would also probably love Phillips to still be around.
    Other Option: Kenny Phillips or Malcolm Jenkins

    13) Cardinals: Top 3 Needs – LT, DB, DL
    Selection: Malcolm Jenkins, CB, Ohio State – Cards need another playmaker in their defensive backfield and without a LT worth this selection they decide to upgrade their defense.
    Other Option: Clady, Sam Baker, or Gohlston

    14) Saints: Top 3 Needs – LB, DB, DT
    Selection: Keith Rivers, LB, USC – a versatile option who plays with a lot of aggression who will allow the Saints to upgrade their B-list linebacker corp.
    Other Option: Malcolm or Mike Jenkins

    15) Broncos: Top 3 Needs – OL, DT, S
    Selection: Sam Baker, OT, USC – Broncos just got dominated by Mario Williams and have struggled with blocking all year long, Baker is more of a finesse type player but his athleticism fits the zone blocking scheme of the Broncos nicely.
    Other Option: Jeff Otah or Frank Okam

    16) Lions: Top 3 Needs – OT, CB, MLB
    Selection: Jeff Otah, OT, Pitt – Otah is a fast rising physical tackle with tons of upside. Detroit should definitely be looking to upgrade their offensive line after seeing it allow so many sacks and QB pressures.
    Other Option: Michael Oher, Vernon Gohlston, Mike Jenkins, & of course any WR

    17) Redskins: Top 3 Needs – DE, S, WR
    Selection: Vernon Gohlston, DE, Ohio State – Still needs to put on some bulk but did a real nice job against Jake Long and Michigan’s other T. Lots of upside and could create some pressure on opposing QBs, which the Redskins sorely lack.
    Other Option: Derrick Harvey, DeSean Jackson

    18) Texans: Top 3 Needs – DB, OL, RB
    Selection: Mike Jenkins, CB, South Florida – Big DB who could probably play either S or CB. He has good speed and ball skills and will be a nice compliment to Robinson while Houston continues to upgrade their D.
    Other Option: Felix Jones, Jonathan Stewart, Oher.

    19) Titans: Top 3 Needs – WR, DL, DB
    Selection: DeSean Jackson, WR, Cal – A playmaker who will be the deep threat that Vince Young has been missing. Will keep Defenses honest and unable to load on against the run. Also can be a major contribution to the return game if Pacman can’t turn things around.
    Other Option: Limas Sweed, Harvey or Mike Jenkins

    20) Bills: Top 3 Needs – CB, OLB, TE
    Selection: Ali Highsmith, OLB, LSU – Will give the Bills a good young LB corp. once Poz. returns from injury. Highsmith should be a really good addition to an improving D.
    Other Option: Aqib Talib, Limas Sweed

    21) Vikings: Top 3 Needs – DE, S, OL
    Selection: Derrick Harvey, DE, Florida – Gives the Vikings the pass rushing specialist their defense has been missing.
    Other Option: Reggie Smith or Oher or Sweed

    22) Cowboys (F/Cle): Top 3 Needs – S, OT, WR
    Selection: Limas Sweed, WR, Texas – Address the need for a young reliable target to match up with TO and ultimately take over for him.
    Other Option: Reggie Smith or Michael Oher

    23) Bucs: Top 3 Needs – OT, CB, WR
    Selection: James Hardy, WR, Indiana – After missing out on Calvin Johnson last year they finally address their need for a playmaker under the age of 35. Hardy is well built with tons of potential.
    Other Option: Michael Oher or Aqib Talib

    24) Chargers: Top 3 Needs – ILB, S, DE
    Selection: Lawrence Jackson, DE, USC – Chargers look to address their struggling D and go for the BPA in a position of need. Jackson is a decent pass rusher but he holds up well against the run and should be a solid fit in the 3-4
    Other Option: Rey Maualuga or Reggie Smith

    25) Seahawks: Top 3 Needs – OL, S, RB
    Selection: Felix Jones, RB, Arkansas – Jones has been over shadowed by McFadden but he possesses all the tools and speed needed to be an instant impact in a split role for the ‘Hawks.
    Other Option: Chris Williams, Reggie Smith, or Jonathan Stewart

    26) Steelers: Top 3 Needs – OL, S, WR
    Selection: Michael Oher, OT, Ole Miss – Fills out their O-line in an attempt to protect their young backfield. Will give Big Ben lots of blocking for years to come.
    Other Option: Smith or Bowman

    27) Bears *Traded with Giants: Top 3 Needs – QB, OL, RB
    Selection: Brian Brohm, QB, Louisville – Bears pay the price to get back up in position to draft Brohm and stop his free fall. Brohm should be the anti-Grossman and that’s probably will be what excites the Bears.
    Other Option: Giants stay and draft Talib or Reggie Smith

    28) Jaguars: Top 3 Needs – WR, OLB, S
    Selection: Sean Lee, OLB, Penn State – Jags get their OLB who continues the line of Penn State LBers to the NFL. Jags won’t waste another 1st round pick on a WR and they addressed their D-backfield last year
    Other Option: Adarius Bowman or Doucet or Smith

    29) Packers: Top 3 Needs – S, RB, OL
    Selection: Reggie Smith, CB/S, Oklahoma – With Ryan Grant stepping up big time this pick is then directed to shoring up their D-backfield with a versatile asset.
    Other Option: Stewart or Chris Williams

    30) 49ers (F/Ind): Top 3 Needs – WR, OL, OLB/DE
    Selection: Early Doucet, WR, LSU – San Fran is desperate for a weapon on the outside that’ll open things up for Gore and Davis and take some pressure off of Smith. Doucet’s stock has dropped a bit, but with a great 40 time he’ll jump back into the 1st round.
    Other Option: Bowman, Williams, or Groves

    31) Cowboys: Top 3 Needs - S, OT, WR
    Selection: Chris Williams, OT, Vanderbilt – After selecting Sweed with their first pick they address protecting their budding star QB.
    Other Option: Depends upon their first pick but could be Bowman or Loadholt

    32) Patriots: FORFEITED

    Traded out of First rd:
    Giants: Top 3 Needs – OLB, DB, OT
    Last edited by woodnick; 12-15-2007, 07:47 PM.

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    Doubt that Chiefs trade up for an RT. then can stay put and maybe get long, clady, malcolm jenkins, sedrick ellis
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    • #3
      Rams take Jake Long, that's fine with me

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      • #4
        I think Long will be a LT in the NFL, I'm assuming at least, and McIntosh seems like a better fit for RT. This would upgrade both positions. But, yes it would be pretty dicey for them to move up.

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        • #5
          I understand wanting McFadden and all, because I really want him. When did we ever committ to Leftwich though?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by woodnick View Post
            28) Jaguars: Top 3 Needs – WR, OLB, S
            Selection: Sean Lee, OLB, Penn State – Jags get their OLB who continues the line of Penn State LBers to the NFL. Jags won’t waste another 1st round pick on a WR and they addressed their D-backfield last year
            Other Option: Adarius Bowman or Doucet or Smith
            No defensive end as a need? Have you not seen how bad our pass rush is?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by ATLDirtyBirds View Post
              I understand wanting McFadden and all, because I really want him. When did we ever committ to Leftwich though?
              Earlier in the year the Falcons' brass kept stating that they wanted Leftwich in there because they like his poise in the pocket and leadership in the huddle. Obviously they didn't have a lot of options, but they signed him to a 2yr. deal so he'll have an extended try out next year. This'll really depend on their new coaching choice. Has anybody heard who the early favorite is, other than Cowher? I know that NFL teams aren't alound to start the interviewing process until after the season is over but there's gotta be speculation right?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by BigJohn98 View Post
                No defensive end as a need? Have you not seen how bad our pass rush is?
                Yeah DE is a need, or at least a pass rusher, but that was just what I've read/seen was their 3 biggest needs. I could be wrong, but just my opinion. Jags look pretty smart with their pre-season decision on QBs don't they.

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                • #9
                  James Hardy is not a 1st round pick.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by woodnick View Post
                      Earlier in the year the Falcons' brass kept stating that they wanted Leftwich in there because they like his poise in the pocket and leadership in the huddle. Obviously they didn't have a lot of options, but they signed him to a 2yr. deal so he'll have an extended try out next year. This'll really depend on their new coaching choice. Has anybody heard who the early favorite is, other than Cowher? I know that NFL teams aren't alound to start the interviewing process until after the season is over but there's gotta be speculation right?

                      Right now speculation says that Mike Singletary is the leader. I know that the Falcons have some confidence in Leftwich. I think a big indicator will be what happens in these last few games.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by ATLDirtyBirds View Post
                        Right now speculation says that Mike Singletary is the leader. I know that the Falcons have some confidence in Leftwich. I think a big indicator will be what happens in these last few games.
                        Singletary should be at/around the top of their list, he'd be a huge rallying guy for their team.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Tampa 2 4 life View Post
                          James Hardy is not a 1st round pick.
                          Hardy is a pimp. I don't know if you've watched him play, but he's got a lot of talent and always whoops on my Spartans. Yes, haha, which WR doesn't whip on Michigan State.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by woodnick View Post
                            Earlier in the year the Falcons' brass kept stating that they wanted Leftwich in there because they like his poise in the pocket and leadership in the huddle. Obviously they didn't have a lot of options, but they signed him to a 2yr. deal so he'll have an extended try out next year. This'll really depend on their new coaching choice. Has anybody heard who the early favorite is, other than Cowher? I know that NFL teams aren't alound to start the interviewing process until after the season is over but there's gotta be speculation right?
                            um, no. we never commited to leftwich and will be looking for a QB for the future here in Atlanta this draft as well. Also we won't trade up for McFadden we will stay at 4 or higher or lower and get the BPA between McFadden, QB, OT and Dorsey.

                            and the favorite is actually Singletary. Cowher denied us,
                            Last edited by scar988; 12-15-2007, 07:22 PM.

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                            • #15
                              horrible giants trade. that makes no sense to trade out of the 1st round. we need players who can start for us right away and make a big impact. give us reggie smith.

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