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  • Abridged Post Super Bowl Mock

    A lot of re-shuffling as occurred recently due to the various offseason bowls and I felt compelled to knock out another two rounder to reflect those changes. A lot of names have changed, but not nearly as many positions have, so I kept analysis to the first ten picks (the entirety of which is changed from my last mock). As always, if you're curious as to why a pick is a certain way, I'll answer any questions.

    Enjoy.

    Trades
    New England send their 2008 1st round pick (7th overall) and 3rd picks (95th overall) to Atlanta for the Falcon’s 2008 1st round pick (5th overall)

    Baltimore Ravens send their 2008 2nd round pick (39th overall) and their 2009 3rd round pick to San Diego for the Charger’s 2008 1st round pick (27th overall).


    1ST ROUND

    1. Miami Dolphins: Chris Long, Linebacker/Defensive End, Virginia

    Dorsey has been the selection until this point, but with the Greg Williams to Miami rumor now defunct, I’m warming to the idea of Chris Long. Although it would seem to me that Long would function better at the pro level standing up rather than playing with his hand in the ground, he has a distinct knowledge of the 3-4 defense and could be a tremendously versatile cog in that defense. The Parcells to UVA connections don’t hurt either.

    2. St. Louis Rams: Sedrick Ellis, Defensive Tackle, Southern California

    Part of me thinks St. Louis won’t go for a defensive tackle in the 1st round for the second year in a row, but Ellis might be too good a value to pass up. He could either line up opposite Adam Carriker (who could also conceivably move outside) to comprise a top notch inside rush, or, should Jim Haslett decide that the 3-4 scheme would be a better route, he could play a disruptive nose tackle. Ellis has done nothing but help himself this offseason, and we should see that continue.

    3. Oakland Raiders: Darren McFadden, Runningback, Arkansas
    I don’t think that Oakland is going to view Jake Long as a great replacement for Barry Sims, so this essentially comes down to Glenn Dorsey and McFadden. I expect some injury concerns to haunt Dorsey on draft day, and although he looks like the perfect Raider defensive tackle, something tells me Al Davis would have a hard time passing on McFadden. The pivotal tell will be how contract negotiations with Justin Fargas go, but it figures that both Davis and Kiffin recognize the sort of impact McFadden could have in Oakland’s blocking scheme.

    4. Kansas City Chiefs: Jake Long, Offensive Tackle, Michigan
    With the bevy of defensive talent that could potentially be staring Kansas City in the face when their pick comes, I’m not sure this is as sure a slam dunk as some have been saying, but there’s little doubt that the Chiefs could use Jake Long. With no clear future at quarterback and a recent monster contract for runningback Larry Johnson, Kansas City is fully dedicated to a power running offense. Long is the perfect bulldozing offensive tackle who would help restock an offensive line that has been depleted by retirement.

    5. New England Patriots (from Atlanta): Vernon Gholston, Linebacker, Defensive End, Ohio State
    The conventional way to go has been to have New England trading down, but for a change let’s have them being proactive. Gholston is shaping into a very attractive 3-4 rush linebacker, and I don’t think that either Adalius Thomas or the oft-injured Roosevelt Colvin are definite answers at the position. Add to the fact that this move would keep a talent like Gholston away from the AFC East rival Jets and that Atlanta’s new front office has definite ties to New England, and I think this move makes a lot of sense.

    6. New York Jets: Glenn Dorsey, Defensive End, Louisiana State
    I find it a shame that I haven’t placed Dorsey in a nice 4-3 defense in any mock I’ve made in months, but I can’t see the Jets passing him up. While I thought that he could play nose tackle in Miami’s defense, I think he would likely see most of his time at defensive end in Mangini’s 3-4 scheme. Dorsey has the strength and intensity to be an excellent player at the pro level and he has a personality that would thrive in New York City.

    7. Atlanta Falcons (from San Francisco via New England): Matt Ryan, Quarterback, Boston College
    Atlanta makes a great move here by getting an extra third rounder and picking the player they probably would have picked anyhow. I could definitely see how Thomas Dimitroff would be tempted to pass up on a quarterback when value will likely be there in later rounds, but Ryan seems to be a good value here and could provide immediate relief for a team that could use it.

    8. Baltimore Ravens: Ryan Clady, Offensive Tackle, Boise State
    I think that Baltimore could use a quarterback, but with Matt Ryan gone, I can’t see them considering any other quarterback quite worth it. Jonathan Ogden’s career is winding down and whoever is going to eventually stand under center for that team is going to need a blindside pass protector. Clady is going this high mostly based on potential, but he could make a first year impact if asked to.

    9. Cincinnati Bengals: Rashard Mendenhall, Runningback, Illinois
    Although Keith Rivers would have to be tempting at this point, I do like the idea of Cincinnati trying to re-energize that offense with some talent. I have no idea how the Chad Johnson situation will shake out, but that running game could use a boost and I think Mendenhall establishes himself as the second best runningback in this draft.

    10. New Orleans Saints: Keith Rivers, Linebacker, Southern California
    The Saints have been less than stellar at linebacker for a while now, but it was as apparent as ever last season. The defense could probably use some help everywhere except defensive end, but if Rivers works out well he might be the best value. I really like Rivers and he would be a favorite to join in the ranks of linebackers who recently made big impacts in their rookie years.

    11. Buffalo Bills: Leodis McKelvin, Cornerback, Troy
    12. Denver Broncos: DeSean Jackson, Wide Receiver, California
    13. Carolina Panthers: Chris Williams, Offensive Tackle, Vanderbilt
    14. Chicago Bears: Malcolm Kelly, Wide Receiver, Oklahoma
    15. Detroit Lions: Jeff Otah, Offensive Tackle, Pittsburgh
    16. Arizona Cardinals: Dominique Rodger-Cromartie, Cornerback, Tennessee State
    17. Minnesota Vikings: Kenny Phillips, Safety, Miami
    18. Houston Texans: Jonathan Stewart, Runningback, Houston
    19. Philadelphia Eagles: Derrick Harvey, Defensive End, Florida
    20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Kentwan Balmer, Defensive Tackle, North Carolina
    21. Washington Redskins: Mike Jenkins, Cornerback, South Florida
    22. Dallas Cowboys (from Cleveland Browns): Felix Jones, Runningback, Arkansas
    23. Pittsburgh Steelers: Ghosder Cherilus, Right Tackle, Boston College
    24. Tennessee Titans: Devin Thomas, Wide Receiver, Michigan State
    25. Seattle Seahawks: John Carlson, Tight End, Notre Dame
    26. Jacksonville Jaguars: Phillip Merling, Defensive End, Clemson
    27. Baltimore Ravens (from San Diego): Brian Brohm, Quarterback, Louisville
    28. Dallas Cowboys: Aqib Talib, Cornerback, Kansas
    29. San Francisco 49ers (from Indianapolis Colts): Pat Sims, Defensive End, Auburn
    30. Green Bay Packers: Reggie Smith, Defensive Back, Oklahoma
    31. New England Patriots (forfeit due to league violations)
    32. New York Giants: Dan Connor, Linebacker, Penn State

    2ND ROUND


    33. Miami Dolphins: Branden Albert, Offensive Lineman, Virginia
    34. St. Louis Rams: DaJuan Morgan, Safety, North Carolina State
    35. Kansas City Chiefs: Patrick Lee, Cornerback, Auburn
    36. Atlanta Falcons: Sam Baker, Offensive Tackle, Southern California
    37. New York Jets: Quentin Groves, Linebacker/Defensive End, Auburn
    38. Oakland Raiders: Calais Campbell, Defensive End, Miami
    39. San Diego Chargers (from Baltimore): Carl Nicks, Offensive Tackle, Nebraska
    40. San Francisco 49ers: Early Doucet, Wide Receiver, Louisiana State
    41. New Orleans Saints: Tracy Porter, Cornerback, Indiana
    42. Buffalo Bills: Limas Sweed, Wide Receiver, Texas
    43. Denver Broncos: Phillip Wheeler, Linebacker, Georgia Tech
    44. Carolina Panthers: Thomas DeCoud, Safety, California
    45. Chicago Bears: Joe Flacco, Quarterback, Delaware
    46. Detroit Lions: Chris Ellis, Defensive End, Virginia Tech
    47. Cincinnati Bengals: Ali Highsmith, Linebacker, Louisiana State
    48. Minnesota Vikings: Mario Manningham, Wide Receiver, Michigan
    49. Atlanta Falcons (from Houston Texans): Oniel Cousins, Offensive Tackle, Texas-El Paso
    50. Philadelphia Eagles: James Hardy, Wide Receiver, Indiana
    51. Arizona Cardinals: Chris Johnson, Runningback, East Carolina
    52. Washington Redskins: Lawrence Jackson, Defensive End, Southern California
    53. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Donnie Avery, Wide Reciever, Houston
    54. Pittsburgh Steelers: Charles Godfrey, Defensive Back, Iowa
    55. Tennessee Titans: Martellus Bennett, Tight End, Texas A&M
    56. Seattle Seahawks: Ray Rice, Runningback, Rutgers
    57. Cleveland Browns: Curtis Lofton, Linebacker, Oklahoma
    58. Miami Dolphins (from San Diego Chargers): Andre Woodson, Quarterback, Kentucky
    59. Jacksonville Jaguars: Andre Caldwell, Wide Receiver, Florida
    60. Indianapolis Colts: Xavier Adibi, Linebacker, Virginia Tech
    61. Green Bay Packers: Martin Rucker, Tight End, Missouri
    62. Dallas Cowboys: Lavelle Hawkins, Wide Receiver, California
    63. New England Patriots: Jerod Mayo, Linebacker, Tennessee
    64. New York Giants: Craig Steltz, Safety, Louisiana State
    Last edited by Paranoidmoonduck; 01-14-2010, 02:28 PM.

  • #2
    Matt Ryan and Chad Henne? This is the 2nd mock today that I have seen a guy give us 2 QBs in the first 2 rounds. 3rd mock in the past like week. Its just a typo right?

    1. Matt Ryan. Good pick. I like him at 7, though Clady would be a nice pick.

    2. I like Nicks more than Baker right now. Baker is a solid pick, but Nicks seems like a guy who could dominate.

    3. Chad Henne. Not a bad pick had we not picked Ryan. Had we picked Ryan, I would like a bigger RB or maybe Mayo or Lofton at that spot.

    I really like how the pictures are all the same sizes.

    "He's the leader of the next great class of NFL players." - John Elway on Matt Ryan

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    • #3
      Originally posted by d34ng3l021 View Post
      Matt Ryan and Chad Henne? This is the 2nd mock today that I have seen a guy give us 2 QBs in the first 2 rounds. 3rd mock in the past like week. Its just a typo right?
      Yes, sorry. The typo has been fixed and a few second round picks changed.

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      • #4
        Another OT. Hm. I guess thats fine, seeing as how versatile Baker can be in the future and how much OL we need.

        "He's the leader of the next great class of NFL players." - John Elway on Matt Ryan

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        • #5
          Beautiful mock draft for the Vikings. Surprised to see Phillips fall that far.


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          • #6
            I would be happy if those were the Cardinals picks

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            • #7
              this would please me, even though two back-to-back defensive Players would please me more for the lions.

              OH and our OC has said he feels a new starter at RB is the biggest priority on Offense, just saying.

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              • #8
                whoa, one of the better Raiders draft scenarios!

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                • #9
                  Nice chargers trade...getting nicks and a 3rd rounder is a steal!

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                  • #10
                    good bills draft with orginal 1st pick

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by ABWA757 View Post
                      good bills draft with orginal 1st pick
                      What was the original 1st round pick?


                      Originally Posted by scottyboy
                      my lord...I cannot imagine such a world where I can mention Raymell Rice's thighs around a girl and not be the only one sexually aroused
                      But for everyone reading this in Buffalo and Cleveland and everywhere else, take solace in the following: As crazy as it sounds, you're lucky. Your Mount Everest experience is still ahead of you. It's waiting, and it's glorious.- Bill Simmons

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                      • #12
                        No way the Bears would go WR in the first sry.
                        Give us Otah and Flacco maybe 3rd...give us Woodson

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                        • #13
                          I will quit watching football if the Bengals don't draft a defensive lineman with one of the first two picks. Mendenhall is ok with the first pick, far from the biggest need but an elite back is always good. Lawrence Jackson or Dre Moore are much better picks in round 2 and each would fill a HUGE hole.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Paranoidmoonduck View Post
                            12. Denver Broncos: DeSean Jackson, Wide Receiver, California
                            43. Denver Broncos: Phillip Wheeler, Linebacker, Georgia Tech
                            Jackson over Phillips and Williams? Interesting. Shanahan's certainly been burnt enough by opposing KR/PR to be fully aware of their potential impact on a game.

                            The main concern here would be that taking an offensive weapon is a bit of a luxury pick when you consider the obvious deficiencies along both lines and at S.

                            Wheeler is a solid choice in the second round.

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                            • #15
                              I would be happy with that Chiefs mock

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