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    Old Mock for reference
    1.Ndamakong Suh, DT, Nebraska
    2. Gerald McCoy, DT, Oklahoma
    3. Eric Berry, S/DB, Tenneessee
    4. Russell Okung, OT, Oklahoma State
    5. Rolando McClain, ILB, Alabama
    6. Anthony Davis, OT, Rutgers
    7. Joe Haden, CB, Florida
    8. JPP, DE, USF
    9. Bryan Bulaga, OT, Iowa
    10. Jimmy Clausen, QB, Notre Dame
    11. Dez Bryant, WR, Oklahoma State
    12. Sergio Kindle, DE/OLB, Texas
    13. CJ Spiller, RB, Clemson
    14. Sam Bradford, QB, Oklahoma
    15. Brian Price, DT, UCLA
    16. Derrick Morgan, DE, Georgia Tech
    17. Taylor Mays, S, USC
    18. Mike Iupati, OG, Idaho
    19. Carlos Dunlap, DE, Florida
    20. Kyle Wilson, CB, Boise State
    21. Jermaine Gresham, TE, Oklahoma
    22. Brandon Graham, DE/OLB, Michigan
    23. Bruce Campbell, OT, Maryland
    24. Earl Thomas, S, Texas
    25. Arrelious Benn, WR, Illinois
    26. Everson Griffin, DE/OLB, USC
    27. Trent Williams, OL, Oklahoma
    28. Ryan Matthews, RB, Fresno State
    29. Golden Tate, WR, Notre Dame
    30. Dan Williams, DT, Tenneessee
    31. Jared Odrick, DT, Penn State
    32. Sean Weatherspoon, OLB, Mizzou

    New Mock 3/14

    Round 1
    1. St. Louis Rams-Sam Bradford, QB, Oklahoma
    -Sam Bradford has been heating up the past two weeks. I still like Suh but being realistic the Rams decide to finally get a Franchise QB. These stats reaffirm why a QB will be the first pick:6 victories in the past 3 years (picking 2nd, 2nd, now 1st) and spending $250 million over this span. While a gamechanger like Suh would under most circumstances be the #1 pick, the Rams look to the: Falcons (Ryan), Ravens (Flacco), Lions(Stafford and Jets (Sanchez) realizing when you have the chance to go after a Franchise QB you must pull the trigger. The opposite end of the spectrum recently has JaMarcus Russell and Alex Smith who busted at #1. The Rams have been performing poorly for the past few years so it is time to get someone who can win you games. A Quarterback can change the game more than a DT so the Rams decide Bradford is their man. As long as Bradford checks out he can turn into a solid QB at the NFL level possessing great size, accuracy, instincts, and a high football I.Q.

    2. 2. Detroit Lions-Ndamakong Suh, DT, Nebraska
    -Schwartz is a defensive minded coach and gets the player he wants in Suh. Schwartz relies his Defensive Line to create pressure in his scheme, which is something Detroit really lacked (amongst other things). He got his franchise QB last year and a weapon to help him grow in Pettigew, so he decides it is time to get his "Albert Haynesworth". Suh is the consensus #1 prospect in this draft and the top DT to come out in years. He blends great size, power, and has a high-motor. Suh can offer versatility being able to move around the Defensive front as well if needed. With the recent addition of KVB, Suh should have more one on one possibilities to create plays. The Lions are a work in progress but are making the strides to become competitive.

    3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers-Gerald McCoy, DT, Oklahoma
    -Tampa gets the premier Pass Rushing DT in this draft, something they have lacked since Warren Sapp was in a Buccaneers uniform. McCoy is the top DT on some boards since he is a nightmare for opposing QB’s, with Suh being well balanced in terms of Run Stopping / Pass Rushing. McCoy provides a large body, elite athleticism, and is a prototypical 3 technique. Look for McCoy to bring a Pass Rush that Tampa has been missing since their vaunted Super Bowl Defense.

    4. Washington Redskins-Russell Okung, OT, Oklahoma State
    -New regime, new direction, new Offensive Line! With Chris Samuels retiring, and an Offensive Line in shambles, Shannahan makes a pick to re-tool his line and bring in an anchor at LT for his tenure with the Redskins. Jason Campbell got murdered last year and still put up his best numbers yet, so taking a QB at this spot will just be a replay of the '09 season. Okung is the best fit for the ZBS, very athletic, strong, and understands the blocking angles and can reach the second level effectively. A few year's ago the Bronco's selected Ryan Clady out of Boise State who is now a top tackle in the league, so look for the Redskins to try to replicate the success that was had in Denver.

    5. Kansas City Cheifs-Eric Berry, S/DB, Tenneessee
    -The Chiefs are a few players away from being competitive and are trying to get all the pieces to fit their puzzle of a 3-4 Defense. Previously I had Rolando McClain here and was strongly considering he would be the pick again, but the Cheifs take Berry who is an Elite DB in the mold of Ed Reed. With this draft deep on LB’s, Berry is a no brainer! Berry is a ballhawking Safety that can do everything you can ask: support the run, make big plays, turnovers, you name it! Berry is the type of player that can step into a starting role and be a leader not only in the Secondary but on the team as well.

    6. Seattle Seahawks-, Jimmy Clausen, QB, Notre Dame
    -With Hasselbeck past his prime and in a contract year, it is time for the Seahawks to groom the heir apparent. LT is the #1 need and the Seahawks certainly can target it here at #6, but with Okung (ZBS) off the board and a Franchise QB available they decide to go that route. Clausen understands the nuances of the Pro-Style Offense and brings the measureables a Franchise looks for. Clausen has solid arm strength , good accuracy, superb footwork, and his productivity increased each year under Charlie Weis's tutelage. The knocks on Clausen are concerns of his maturity, and his personality which straddles the line between "cocky and confident".

    7. Cleveland Browns-Joe Haden, CB, Florida
    -The Browns have a lot of holes to fill, but Haden is the consensus top CB and can fill a lackluster Secondary. Haden is a very physical player and is a prospect in the mold of Darelle Revis. A lockdown corner, Haden possesses great one-on-one cover skills and will be able to become a #1 Corner for the Browns. The Browns have 11 picks in this years Draft so look for them to find quality players to plug into their starting lineup.

    8. Oakland Raiders-Bruce Campbell, OT, Maryland
    -While under Dictator Al Davis’s rule, Oakland’s draft strategies are the most unpredictable in the land. One thing we all can project is that Al will select the best athlete available. Al Davis is known for taking reaches, but he usually reaches on a position of need. Offensive Tackle, Defensive Line, and LB are all area’s that can be targeted for the Raiders. I think the consensus is that it will come down to 1) Bruce Campbell, 2) JPP and 3) Taylor Mays. With Michael Huff, Tyvon Branch, and Mike Mitchell being drafted within the past few years I think they decide Safety is not a greater area of need over the OL/DL. Bruce Campbell put together one of the best performances at the combine for a lineman in history, however he fits the stereotype of “looks like Tarzan, plays like Jane”. Pierre-Paul put together a solid combine and the Raiders can use his Pass Rushing skills to harass opposing AFC West foe’s Rivers, Orton, and Cassel. But with Richard Seymour and Matt Shaughnessey both having good years, the Raiders decide to take Campbell. Most Oakland fans want Trent Williams but being realistic I think we all know Al will fall in love with Campbell. Campbell physically is the most imposing lineman ever with Jake Long a close 2nd. Campbell actually is a good Pass Protector and athlete, but he is known for the “holes/inconsistencies” in his game.

    9. Buffalo Bills-Bryan Bulage, OT, Iowa,
    -With both Franchise QB’s gone, Buffalo turns to what is still their largest need at Offensive Tackle. This pick comes down to Anthony Davis and Bryan Bulaga. Davis had a poor combine both the physical workout aspects and with his interviews. GM’s and Scouts came away questioning his work ethic and passion. Regardless, Bulaga is the "safest" lineman in this draft. He is a balanced Offensive Tackle with equal Run and Pass Blocking efficient skills. Bulaga displays good athleticism, power, grit and is considered a "blue-collar" lineman who has a "nasty streak". Bulaga's only knocks are his short arms and the possibility that he has reached his potential. Bulaga is a tough, hard-working technician, who mauls in the run game and is able to keep Pass Rushers at bay. He can step into the LT spot and anchor one of the youngest Offensive Lines in the League.

    10. Jacksonville Jaguars-Jason Pierre Paul, DE, USF
    -With Defensive Playmakers Eric Berry and Joe Haden off the board and feelings around Jax that Rolando McClain doesn’t fit their system-the Jaguars go BPA and select Jason Pierre Paul. Even though Aaron Kampman was brought in recently, he is coming off an ACL tear and is 30 years old. Recent draft picks Derrick Harvey and Quentin Groves are busts and the Jaguars need to address their Pass Rush! Pierre Paul can start opposite Kampman to form one of the best D-Line tandems in the NFL. JPP brings freakish size, strength, speed, and a repertoire of moves to get to the Quarterback. The main concerns are his lack of experience (1 year wonder from a JuCo), and JPP is a high risk/ high reward player. If the Jaguars are lucky they will have Jevon Kearse 2.0 but if they are not, they will have Derrick Harvey and Quentin Groves all over again.

    11. Denver Broncos-Dez Bryant, WR, Oklahoma State
    -The consensus for this pick is currently between Dez Bryant and Rolando McClain. The Broncos have been shoring up their young 3-4 Defense and are starting to have the pieces fit the puzzle. I really think depending on what happens to Brandon Marshall that Dez Bryant will be the pick. Outside of Marshall all Denver really have to boast about is Eddie Royal. Bryant has his share of character concerns but he is no doubt a Top 5 “talent”. He blends great size (6’3, 225), reliable hands, and will go fight for jump balls at the apex. Bryant has the skills to become a true #1 Receiver in the NFL and can step into the role vacated by Brandon Marshall if he leaves.

    12. Miami Dolphins-Sergio Kindle, DE/OLB, Texas
    -The Dolphins pass rush was lacking last year so look for this area to be addressed early in the draft. Joey Porter brought production but he will not be with the team in 2010, so Miami needs to bring in an explosive Pass Rusher to replace Porter. Kindle follows in the footsteps of fellow Longhorn turned OLB, Brian Orakpo and hopes to have the same success right away. Kindle has good size at 6'3 250, but can look to add bulk to his frame over the next few years. During his two years as a starter at Texas Kindle was a nightmare for opposing QB's, but will need to work on his coverage skills and ability to support the run. Parcells is bringing Kindle in for one reason-to generate more of a pass rush, which Kindle excels at. Look for Kindle to be the pick at 12.

    13. San Francisco 49'ers-CJ Spiller, RB, Clemson
    -The 49’ers have slowly been building something special in San Francisco. With the Defense intact the Niners decide to go BPA and take the electrifying CJ Spiller! The Niners need to upgrade the OL and can use help on Defense at Safety and DL/OLB depth-but passing a rare talent like Spiller is not a possibility. Spiller is the most exciting player in the draft and has the ability to score from anywhere on the field. He is an instant upgrade in the return game, a dynamic runner as mentioned, offers 3rd down flexibility, and would spell Frank Gore who has been San Francisco’s workhorse the past few years. In a league that has transitioned to a stable of Runningbacks, Spiller/Gore/Coffee can form a solid tandem to help San Francisco get over the hump and into the Playoffs!

    14. Seattle Seahawks-Taylor Mays, S, USC
-With a draft deep in OL and the top two tackles off the board in Okung and Bulage (ZBS) the Seahawks decide to go BPA and select Taylor Mays. With Spiller off the board, Pete Carroll elects to bring in one of his “guys” and shore up the Secondary that needs help. Mays is a terrific Safety, but has been overanalyzed this past year which led to his stock dropping on some boards. The main knock on Mays is that he is not a Playmaker and a liability in coverage. It is true he does not come down with a lot of interceptions but he is a n enforcer in the Secondary unleashing brutal hits and fly’s around the ball. Mays combines excellent size (6’3 230), speed (4.3), experience (4 years starting), and is familiar with Pete Carroll’s system.

    15. New York Giants-Rolando McClain, ILB, Alabama
    The Giants do not have a lot of holes, but can use upgrades at a few positions such as DL, OL, and ILB. With Antonio Pierce being cut their is a gaping hole at ILB. McClain’s stock has taken a drop from Top 10 consideration to currently Top 15, but he is still an Elite Linebacker Prospect. The knocks on McClain are his speed (4.7) and range, but he has a nose for the football and is so instinctive that it makes up for his deficiencies. McClain brings Elite size ( 6’4, 260) to the Mike position, intangibles, and is sound in all areas of play. McClain would benefit more from a 3-4 Defense, but can still have a solid Pro career in the 4-3. He may not ever become a Ray Lewis or Patrick Willis, but he can be guaranteed to be a solid Linebacker that can hold down his position for years to come!

    16. Tenneessee Titans-Derrick Morgan, DE, Georgia Tech
    -With Derrick Morgan lingering and KVB recently signed to Detroit the Titans need prioritize the Defensive Line. The Titans are lucky to have a player of Morgan’s ability fall to them with such a great need for a Defensive End. Derrick Morgan has great size and uses a blend of speed and power to get to the Quarterback. He is a more balanced DE than JPP, Everson Griffin, or Carlos Dunlap and provides steady production against the Run and Pass. Morgan is a safe pick and may never turn into a Premier Defensive End like a Dwight Freeney or Julius Peppers. Morgan should be a solid pro in the mold of a Patrick Kerney and be able to contribute to a Franchise for years!

    17. San Francisco 49'ers-Trent Williams, OT, Oklahoma
    -Williams had an off year this past season but look for him to move back his natural position of Right Tackle and maul from Day 1. Some might argue Anthony Davis is a better prospect, but Williams is the better pure RT in this draft and fits what the Niners are looking for their scheme. Williams helped revive his draft stock at the combine and once people review his film from the past few seasons he will gain back notoriety amongst the top Tackles. Williams is a mauler in the run game and I feel he sort of projects similar to a more athletic Jeff Otah from the Carolina Panthers. Williams also offers the best versatility of the lineman being able to play both OT and OG, so that is a bonus for a team investing a pick in Williams. Williams can come into San Francisco with the Left side locked down by Joe Staley and focus on blowing up holes for Frank Gore on the Right side!

    18. Pittsburgh Steelers-Anthony Davis, OT, Rutgers
    -If a Franchise OT is available when the Steelers are on the clock I believe it would be wise to go for it. Which one they want is a different story however. I have Iupati in most scenarios the lock, but here an OT > OG based on first round value. Most Steeler fans would love “Spoon” however I do not see him as a dominant 3-4 ILB. I think Anthony Davis can step in and lock down Roethlesberger’s blind-side. A pure pass protector, Davis possesses great size, is a natural knee bender, and nimble feet for such a large man. He can be inconsistent at times and did not perform well in the combine-but the tape doesn’t lie!

    19. Atlanta Falcons-Sean Weatherspoon, OLB, Mizzou
    -With Dunta Robinson just signed, and the top 3 DE's off the board the Falcons decide to snatch up "Spoon" who is BPA. The Falcons would have loved Brandon Graham, and are not ready to make a possible boom/bust pick in Everson Griffin. Carlos Dunlap reminds me too much of Jamaal Anderson and that is the last name the Falcons want to hear right now. The Secondary is covered with Robinson signed, so the Falcons decide to take a safe but solid pick in Weatherspoon. While Spoon does offer the ability to go inside in the 3-4, his potential will be tapped out in the 4-3 Defense. He has great athleticism and range, and has problems shedding blocks so playing inside really wouldn't suit his skills. Spoon is not a thumper, but he is solid in tackling and will be able to be plugged in at WLB and take over for Peterson either this year or next. Spoon has really helped himself out at the combine, and is one of the safest picks in the draft.

    20. Houston Texans-Kyle Wilson, CB, Boise State
    -Had Dunta Robinson stayed in Houston or left, the Secondary was still the #1 priority. Both Safety and Corner can be picks, but I think the Texans decide to take who some believe to be the #1 Corner since Haden's slip (I don't however) in Kyle Wilson. Wilson is a playmaker, and will bring great leadership to the Texan's Secondary. A four year starter at Boise, Wilson has a lot of experience and even offers special teams abilities in the return game. Wilson has great ball hawking skills, and is instinctive-however he lacks great size and tends to play too aggressive at times. Look for Wilson to be an immediate upgrade to the Texans and to help create more plays.

    21. Cincinnati Bengals-Earl Thomas, S, Texas
    -A lot of people think Jermaine Gresham is the lock here, which I myself even felt initially. But after a few Bengals fans laid out how their Offense really doesn't use TE's, and it would be more of a wasted pick, I took a look into their Secondary that could use some help. Earl Thomas is young, but is the 2nd best Coverage Safety next to Eric Berry. Thomas has good hands and a knack for making big plays, which the Bengals would prefer over the more imposing/hard-hitting Taylor Mays. Some view Thomas having added flexibility being able to possibly add CB potential, but I strictly view him as someone you can stick in the Secondary and let him make plays.

    22. New England Patriots-Jared Odrick, DE/DT, Penn State.
    -The Patriots do not have a lot of glaring need and would have liked Mike Iupati or a 3-4 OLB here, but none fit in BB's system @ 22. So the Pat's decide to take a 5 tech in Odrick. With Jarvis Green a FA, and the gaping hole left from Richard Seymour, Odrick should be a good prospect to fill the void. Odrick has good size, quickness and penetrating ability, but the 3-4 is more about holding blocks and clogging up lanes instead of providing a pass rush. Odrick possesses a high-motor but his main knock is not making the “flashy” play. The 3-4 Defensive End is a blue-collar position where one prides themselves on holding the LOS and letting the LB’s be active.

    23. Green Bay Packers-Brandon Graham, OLB/DE, Michigan
    -Even though the Packers need to target the OL, with Graham falling to them he is too good to pass up. With Clay Matthews having an exceptional year in ’09, the Packers hope to get the same type of production from Graham. Some people have mixed opinions feeling he is purely a DE, but I think he could flourish in either role. Graham does not have the best measureables but he does bring incredible production and a non-stop motor. He played against great competition throughout his career at Michigan and should be a solid pro.

    24. Philadelphia Eagles-Everson Griffin, DE, USC
    -With the top Safeties off the board, Philadelphia opts to take the super talented and athletic Everson Griffin. Griffin is an impact Pass Rusher but has not lived up to his hype throughout his collegiate career. He was a top prep prospect, but underachieved while at USC. However he should be able to max his potential in the league and pin his ears back and rush the passer. He has great triangle numbers but is a 1st Round pick based more off potential than productivity. I think Everson Griffin if coached correctly can become an all-pro, but I can also see him just being a serviceable starter-which Griffin will the Eagles get? We will have to wait and see!

    25. Baltimore Ravens-Jermaine Gresham, TE, Oklahoma
    -Had Jermaine Gresham declared last year he would have been the first TE picked over Detroit's Brandon Pettigrew, but Gresham chose to come back for one more year which turned out to be an unfortunate year for the Sooner. A knee injury derailed his senior season, but Gresham had enough time to recoup and still is an Elite TE prospect. The Ravens acquired Anquan Boldin yesterday (3/5), and Donte Stallworth to give Joe Flacco more firepower on the offense and to help ease his growth and progression in the NFL. The Ravens are a run first oriented team, as is much of the AFC North, but a TE like Gresham could be brought in to help make more plays in the passing game and redzone for Flacco. The Ravens do love Tight Ends, it is evident with Todd Heap early in his career-but he has slowed down in recent years, so look for Gresham to come in and be groomed to take over for Heap soon. Gresham as a player is great pass catching Tight End, with good ball skills and terrific hands. Gresham can come in and provide a "safety blanket" for Flacco much like other Tight Ends have recently with QB's (Vernon Davis, Greg Olsen, Antonio Gates, etc.)

    26. Arizona Cardinals-Jerry Hughes, DE/OLB, TCU
    -Right now things are not looking so good for the Arizona Cardinals. In the past month they have list Kurt Warner, Bertrand Berry, Anquan Boldin, Karlos Dansby and Antrel Rolle. The Cardinals have two main areas they need to address being the Offensive Line and Outside Linebackers. With the top Tackles gobbled up earlier, the Cardinals decide to target need #2 with coveted Outside Linebacker Jerry Hughes. Hughes has good but not great size for an OLB (6’2, 255) but compensates his lack of size with his ability to get to the QB. Hughes has great speed, acceleration, agility and is very explosive coming off the edge. He lacks moves/technique and got by based on his athleticism alone-so he can use some coaching to make him more effective with his hands and Pass Rush repertoire. Hughes was a two-time All American and winner of the Hendrick’s Award (top DE) and Lott Trophy (impact player), so look for him to continue his production to the NFL.

    27. Dallas Mike Iupati-OG, Idaho
    -With the top Safeties off the board, Jerry Jones turns his attention to the Offensive Line. With Kyle Kosier getting up there in age (as well as other OL), it is time to bring in some young blood. Iupati is the top Interior Lineman in this draft and can be an All-Pro Guard within a few years! He is a mauler in the run game and displays great strength. Look for Iupati to step into the LG position and form one of the top OL’s in the league!

    28. San Diego Chargers-Ryan Matthews, RB, Fresno State
    -With L.T.'s career over in San Diego, and Darren Sproles possibly on his way out-San Diego has no Running Back! Jamaal Williams was also cut this week, so the key cog to San Diego's once dominant Defense now has a gaping hole as well-but the Chargers were able to still get around his absence the past two years due to injury and can find a stop-gap solution in FA or target NT later in the Draft. Matthews is the best "pure" Running back in this draft class, and really helped cement himself as a late 1st Round Draft pick at the Combine. He shows great burst through the hole, has good but not great speed, is physical, and has great ball handling skills. The knocks on Matthews are that he was not used in passing situations and his "competition" questions. Matthews is the best option for a Pro-Style Offense, and can take over where #21 left off!

    29. New York Jets-Golden Tate, WR, Notre Dame

    -Sanchez needs more weapons! The New York Offense really opeaned up late season with Shonn Greene taking over for Thomas Jones and paving the way in the playoffs, but Mark Sanchez doesn't have enough playmakers to help him grow. Braylon Edwards still runs hot/cold, Dustin Keller is a solid H-back, but Brad Smith is more of a 3rd receiver/gadget player. Tate really excelled at the Combine running a low 4.4, and was a stud this past year in the Irish Offense. Tate skill wise reminds me of a less explosive Percy Harvin, being able to take sweeps, hand-offs, return, and do other wild things in the Offense. He can add a new wrinkle that New York is lacking.

    30. Minnesota Vikings-Dan Williams, DT, Tenneessee
    -With the "Williams Wall" intact, DT Dan Williams would be a dream to continue the legacy in the name of Pat Williams. With Pat Williams getting up there in age, Dan Williams would be a good replacement and compliment to Kevin Williams. Williams really came out of nowhere this past year under Monte Kiffin's direction at Tennessee, and he has the ability to play NT in the 3-4 and 4-3 with equal effectiveness. Williams blends good size, power, and athleticism for a big man and can step in when Pat runs out of gas whether it be this year or next. Look for Dan Williams to make an impact along any Defensive front.

    31. Indianapolis Colts-Brian Price, DT, UCLA
    -The Colts have been trying to fill their need for the interior Defensive Line for some time. Last year they took Fili Moala on the First Day but he is not the answer. A talent such as Brian Price will be the answer to help out Mathis and Freeney. Brian Price is a disruptive UT that had a solid yet short career for the Bruins. He came out a year early, and at this time has better statistics than Suh and McCoy did their respective years. Price is quick and causes fits for opposing QB’

    32. New Orleans Saints-Carlos Dunlap, DE, Florida
    -With a run on the DT’s and LB’s the Saints decide to turn their attention to Defensive End and select Carlos Dunlap. Dunlap has the talent of a top 10 pick, but something is missing. His motor runs hot and cold and his recent combine interviews were not successful. People question his desire and passion in addition to a few off the field incidents at Florida. All that aside Dunlap is a beast and has the potential to be a monster at DE! He has great size (6’6, 280), speed (4.7) and has tremendous upside. If the Saints staff can get Dunlap to be fully devoted and buy in he can be a steal! However it should be noted he may still have his tendencies to “show up” during games when he wants to or not. Dunlap is a high risk/high reward player right now but the Saints staff should keep him focused.

    Round 2
    33. St Louis Rams-Arrelious Benn, WR, Illinois
    -Team needs more Playmakers and Benn fits the bill. Adding more weapons to the arsenal will help Bradford and put butts in the seats.

    34. Detroit Lions-Devin McCourty, CB, Rutgers
    -Pass Defense ranked last in the league so they need to fix this issue. McCourty is a reliable Corner who displays good athleticism and instincts.

    35. Tampa Bay Buccaneers-Damien Williams, WR, USC
    -Josh Freeman needs more weapons and Antonio Bryant is gone. Williams brings big play ability and the Buc's reap the benefits.

    36. Kansas City Chiefs-Brandon Spikes, ILB, Florida
    -Chiefs elect to pass on McClain for Berry in 1st Round so they decide to get Spikes in the 2nd. Prototypical Linebacker with great size and intangibles can slide on in the 3-4 and start right away.

    37. Washington Redskins-Rodger Saffold, OL, Indiana
-Played LT at Indiana, projects to G/RT in the NFL. Lots of experience, good prospect for the ZBS, underrated prospect that should contribute right away.

    38. Cleveland Browns-Jahvid Best, RB, CAL
    -With Jamaal Lewis gone Best is brought in to team with Jerome Harrison. Best is very close to CJ Spiller as a prospect but has his share of medical concerns. Best provides Cleveland with an X-Factor they have been missing!

    39. Oakland Raiders-Maurkice Pouncey, OL, Florida
    -Samson Satele probably isn’t the answer and Pouncey has versatility to play both Center / Guard. DT is a need but might be a reach.

    40. Seattle Seahawks-Charles Brown, OT, USC
    -Brown folllows Coach Carroll to Seattle and fits in Perfect at LT in the new ZBS implemented.

    41. Buffalo Bills-Terrance Cody, NT, Alabama
    -With the switch to the 3-4 Chan Gailey opts to take the monstrous "Mount" Cody. Concerns cloud Cody about his work ethic and devotion, but if he can be kept in shape he can be a gem.

    42. Tampa Bay Buccaneers-Chad Jones, S, LSU
    -Missed out on ballhawk Eric Berry in the 1st, so they target the freakish (6'3, 230) athlete Jones and stick him in the Secondary to provide immediate results.

    43. Miami Dolphins-Brandon Lafell, WR, LSU
    -With OLB and ILB adressed through the Draft and FA, the Dolphins opt to get more weapons for Henne to progress. Lafell is a solid WR that can turn into the team's #1 receiver.

    44. Vladimir Ducasse, OL, UMass
    -Ducasse offers versatility-being able to play both Tackle and Guard. I feel he projects better at Guard / RT in the NFL, but the Pats are better talent evaluators than me. Ducasse can play Guard opposite Mankins, or take over at RT.

    45. Denver Broncos-JD Walton, C, Baylor

    -Underrated prospect, 3 year starter at Baylor, 1st Team All-American, dominant Run Blocker, will bring youth to the Center position and more suited for the Power Running game over Shannahan’s old ZBS.

    46. New York Giants-Geno Atkins, DT, Georgia
    -Atkins wowed with his 4.75 forty @ the Combine while weighing in at 293. With DT a hole on the Giants Defense, Atkins is a one-gap disruptive DT New York can use.

    47. New England Patriots-Dexter McCluster, RB/WR, Ole Miss
    -McCluster's stock has risen lately. He is a player that can do everything for your team, and brings versatility to the New England Offense. Can line up in the slot, add value to special teams, and makes plays in space.

    48. Carolina Panthers-Mardy Gilyard, WR, Cincinnati
    -Solid #2 option next to Steve Smith. Gilyard offers a deep threat and can be a return specialist.

    49. San Francisco 49'ers-Patrick Robinson, CB, Florida State
    -Nate Clements is getting old, and the Secondary gave up too much last year. Ronbinson is an Elite athlete at Corner and a 1st Round “talent”, but his inconsistencies in his game drop him.

    50. Kansas City Chiefs-Cam Thomas, NT, North Carolina
    -Ron Edwards is expendable and Thomas has flown up draft boards as a solid NT prospect. With the recent switch to the 3-4, Pioli knows NT is the top Need for a successful Defense.

    51. Houston Texans-LaMarr Houston, DT, Texas
    -DT has been a problem since the Texans began their franchise. Whiffing on Travis Johnson and poor production from Amobi Okoye leads them to draft Houston. He has been rising as of late and while he is raw at the DT position his upside is great.

    52. Pittsburgh Steelers-Nate Allen, S, USF
    -With Ryan Clark most likely gone, the Steelers need a S or DB. With a physical Safety like Allen on the board they opt to take him over a CB.

    53. New England Patriots-Koa Misi, OLB, Utah
    -Impressive specimen with lots of experience, but played multiple positions while at Utah. Settled in at DE but projects to OLB in the NFL. Brings solid intangibles, and can help improve New England's lack of Pass Rush.

    54. Cincinnati Bengals-Demaryius Thomas, WR, Georgia Tech
    -Beastly WR, add's depth and firepower to an Offense even with the recent addition of Antonio Bryant.

    55. Philadelphia Eagles-Daryl Washington, OLB, TCU
    -Recent release of Will Witherspoon leaves a gap at WLB. Athletic and produces on the field, should roam and make plays in Philly’s Defense.

    56. Green Bay Packers-Kareem Jackson, CB, Alabama
    -With Clifton resigned the Pack can target other areas of need, Cornerback and Safety. Both are deep, but with the top Safeties off the board Green Bay targets Jackson.

    57. Baltimore Ravens-Perrish Cox, CB, Oklahoma State

    -Possesses 1st Round talent/skills but off the field issues/character concerns help him fall. Cornerback is an area that can be upgraded for the Ravens.

    58. Arizona Cardinals-Rob Gronkowski, TE, Arizona
    -The Cards lack an Elite Tight End, and if Gronk is healthy he can turn into a top Tight End for Matt Leinart. A top Pass Catching TE whose injury concerns might raise a flag.

    59. Dallas Cowboys-Morgan Burnett, S, Georgia Tech
    -Burnett had a down year in ’09 but his other two years were great. Played and started partially as a True Freshman, ballhawking Safety who can make plays.

    60. San Diego Chargers-Jason Fox, OT, Miami
    -With the top NT’s off the board, San Diego targets another area of need with RT. Fox is more of a LT, but with McNeill being tendered he can compete with Clary and Dombrowski for the RT spot and always kick to the left side in the future.

    61. New York Jets-Ricky Sapp, OLB/DE, Clemson

    -The Vernon Gholston Project has failed so far and the top Safeties are off the board. Sapp projects to the 3-4 in the NFL, has good size, speed, and tackling ability. Pass Rush Specialist who lacks good run support/shedding skills.

    62. Minnesota Vikings-Brandon Ghee, CB, Wake Forest
    -Secondary needs to be upgraded both at Corner and Safety. Winfield is old and Cedric Griffin has a bad knee, so Ghee makes sense here in the 2nd. Ghee is a terrific physical player but doesn’t make as many plays as he should.

    63. Indianapolis Colts-Jared Veldheer, OT, Hillsdale

    -Small School prospect, but mountain of a man. Veldheer is a king sized lineman that dominates when he plays. Veldheer is raw and concerns about competition during college are his main concerns.

    64. New Orleans Saints-Navarro Bowmen, OLB, Penn State
    -Top talent but character concerns off the field lead to his drop. Productive player while at Penn State, good intangibles and measurables but isn’t a hard-hitting physical Linebacker. Solid prospect with a nose for the football.

    Round 3
    65. St. Louis Rams-Aaron Hernandez, TE, Florida
    -More weapons for Bradford and the rebuilding Rams.

    66. Detroit Lions-Darell Stuckey, S, Kansas
    -Solid all-around Safety possessing good cover skills and will help support the run. Lacks elite size but produces on the field, should form a good tandem with Delmas in the Secondary.

    67. Tampa Bay Buccaneers-Dominique Franks, CB, Oklahoma
    -Aqib Talib can use some help on the young Buccaneer’s Defense and Franks can contribute right off the bat.

    68. Kansas City Chiefs-Jon Asomoah, OG, Illinois
    -Unheralded Lineman who had a solid career at Illinois. Lots of experience, technician who has quick feet and is solid in the Run Game.

    69. Oakland Raiders-Chris Cook, CB/FS, Virginia
    -Has the Triangle Numbers Al Davis looks for: 6’2, 215, 4.4 Forty

    70. Philadelphia Eagles-Reshad Jones, S, Georgia
    -Safety was a liability last year for the Eagles, and Jones is a well balanced Safety both against the run and pass.

    71. Cleveland Browns-Andre Roberts, WR, The Citadel
    -Small School Gem, top notch intangibles but lack of competition and measureables leave doubts. Has a knack for getting open and making plays out of nothing.

    72. Buffalo Bills-Corey Wooten, DE, Northwestern
    -Needs to bulk back up after weighing in lighter at combine, projects to both 4-3/3-4, but can play 5 tech in the Bill’s new 3-4 Defense

    73. Miami Dolphins-Linval Joseph, NT, ECU
    -Ferguson was resigned, but is suspended partly next year for PED’s. Soliai is serviceable, but Joseph has the tools to grow and become a starting NT in the NFL.

    74. Jacksonville Jaguars-Tim Tebow, QB/ATH, Florida
    -Hometown hero Tebow is brought in to be the Savior of Jacksonville; long-term project that can possibly pay dividends in the future

    75. Chicago Bears-John Jerry, OG, Ole Miss
    -Roadgrading prospect at Guard, should excel in a Power Running Offense that the Bears use.

    76. New York Giants-Ciron Black, OT/G, LSU
    -Productive 4-year starter for LSU, big frame, super productive, stout at the point of attack, good character and can take over for Kareem McKenzie at RT.

    77. Tennessee Titans-Amari Spievey, CB, Iowa
    -Team has nothing outside of Cortland Finnegan and got lit up last year as a result.

    78. Carolina Panthers-Tyson Alualu, DT/DE, Cal
    -Outside of Peppers last year the Panther’s D-Line was below average. Alualu offers flexibility being able to play in both 4-3/3-4 schemes, has a non-stop motor, and is hard-worker.

    79. San Francisco 49ers-Mike Johnson, OG, Alabama
    -Guard is an area of concern for the 49’ers even though they tendered Bass-he isn’t the long term answer. Johnson is a balanced lineman who has played both Guard and Tackle for the Crimson Tide.

    80. Denver Broncos-Donald Butler, ILB, Washington
    -Super productive while on a horrendous Washington Squad. Has the size and intangibles you look for in a 3-4 ILB.

    81. Houston Texans-Ben Tate, RB, Auburn
    -Houston has missed out on backs recently, so they grab Tate to form a nice combo with Slaton. Tate should really excell in Houston’s ZBS.

    82. Pittsburgh Steelers-Jerome Murphy, CB, USF
    -Physical Corner who has good size (6’1, 192), production, and can provide depth in the return game.

    83. Atlanta Falcons-Jermaine Cunningham, DE, Florida
    -The Falcons Pass Rush has been dismal, so they target this position of need. Better production than Carlos Dunlap, possesses good speed (4.6), and put on considerable bulk this past year (+15 lbs, 260lbs)

    84. Cincinnati Bengals-Sean Lee, LB, Penn State
    -Solid Linebacker product from Penn State. Good size (6’2, 235), offers versatility (played OLB and MLB), and good all-around skills. Can play OLB when Maualuga bumps inside for the older Dhani Jones.

    85. Oakland Raiders-Dorin Dickerson, TE/H-Back, Pitt
    -Posted absurd numbers at the combine. Tweener, who can excel as an H-Back and compliment Zach Miller.

    86. Green Bay Packers-Larry Asante, S, Nebraska
    -With Atari Bigby missing time the past two seasons the Packers decide to take Asante who is a tough Strong Safety. Asante isn’t the flashiest player but he does one thing exceptionally well-tackle!

    87. Philadelphia Eagles-Jonathan Dwyer, RB, Georgia Tech
    -Bruising runner who can compliment LeSean McCoy well. Stock has dropped recently with poor 40, but the film doesn’t lie-Dwyer can be a steal late in the 3rd.

    88. Arizona Cardinals-Javier Arenas, CB, Alabama
    -Nickelback Prospect who has top ball skills and return ability. Really excels in all areas; only knocks are lack of size (5’9) and trouble with larger receivers

    89. Arizona Cardinals-Micah Johnson, ILB, Kentucky
    -Huge ILB Prospect (6’2, 258) who’s best fit is inside the 3-4 Defense. Productive during time at Kentucky and possesses a nice overall skill set.

    90. Dallas Cowboys-Torell Troup, NT, UCF
    -Jay Ratliff is a great player, and would excel better at DE than NT. Troup’s stock has risen lately, and he can be a solid NT in a pinch.

    90. San Diego Chargers-Alex Carrington, DE, Arkansas State
    -DE depth is an area that can be upgraded for the Chargers. Luis Castillo has been injury-plagued and Travis Johnson is solid but otherwise the depth is Jacques Cesaire and Alfonso Boone.

    91. Cleveland Browns-Eric Norwood, OLB, South Carolina
    -Wimbley has underachieved and there is not much depth behind Matt Roth. Norwood is a smaller OLB prospect, but was a monstrous Pass Rusher throughout college.

    92. Minnesota Vikings-Major Wright, S, Florida
    -Madieu Williams has been a disappointment and can be upgraded. Major Wright lacks size (6’0, 204) but makes up for his stature with his play. Solid all-around Safety who can be a mainstay in the Secondary.

    93. Indianapolis Colts-Jamar Chaney, ILB, Mississippi State
    -Gary Brackett was resigned but will be 30 this year. Chaney is an intriguing prospect who blends size (6’1, 242), speed (4.51) and offers versatility being able to play multiple spots in the LB core.

    94. New Orleans Saints-Toby Gerhart, RB, Stanford
    -With Reggie Bush the Jack of all trades, the Saints opt to bring in the powerful Toby Gerhart. Gerhart can help the Saints pound the rock for those tough yards they have trouble converting.
    Last edited by TheMorningZoo; 03-14-2010, 01:50 PM.

  • #2
    A+ Packers draft.


    • #3
      Interesting Raiders draft. I dont like Campbell in the 1st but its reality right now that he will probably be the pick. Pouney in the 2nd is good since he can come in and play C or RG for us. I like for use to go Dline in the 3rd somewhere though. With the recent releases of Greg Ellis and Gerard Warren Im sure Al will either make a trade or draft a few. Wootten, Alualu, or Joeseph make sense with our first 3rd. Dickerson is another interesting pick because it gives us another good recieving option at TE/FB/RB.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by RaiderNation View Post
        Interesting Raiders draft. I dont like Campbell in the 1st but its reality right now that he will probably be the pick. Pouney in the 2nd is good since he can come in and play C or RG for us. I like for use to go Dline in the 3rd somewhere though. With the recent releases of Greg Ellis and Gerard Warren Im sure Al will either make a trade or draft a few. Wootten, Alualu, or Joeseph make sense with our first 3rd. Dickerson is another interesting pick because it gives us another good recieving option at TE/FB/RB.
        Yeah I agree with everything you said. I originally had JPP, but I think we know where that is going. I was debating on Geno Atkins in the 2nd, but I figured Pouncey was a way better value that early. Earl Mitchell might be a possibility later in the draft, he has intriguing speed for his size (4.73 @ 6'2 295), but is pretty raw.

        BTW for some reason I think Corey Wooten would look good in the Silver and Black. I really like him as a prospect, but he is tweening at the moment since his weight is down. I think he can play LDE, or the 5 tech in the 3-4. Not the flashiest player, but productive and should be a solid pro for years.


        • #5
          Really good Baltimore picks. Your explanation of Gresham and how he fits with the Ravens is spot-on. I'm not sure if Cox would be on our board with all of his off the field/character issues, but he'd definitely be a good pick talent and value wise.


          • #6
            AMAZING first 2 rounds but would prefer Eric Norwood in the 3rd.

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            • #7
              Very good draft for the Colts!!!


              • #8
                I love and agree with the 1st round pick for the Phins. But I don't like LaFell. At all. I think Parcells will opt for the more physical Demaryius Thomas there. And as for the 3rd, I understand your reasoning, but I don't see us reaching that much for a guy like Joseph, who could probably be has in the 4th or 5th. I'd prefer to grab another offensive weapon like Dickerson or Jimmy Graham.

                Dolphins Dream Draft: 1. Jaylon Smith 2. Artie Burns 3. Landon Turner


                • #9
                  love the skins mock. A+ if that happened.


                  • #10
                    beautiful vikes draft


                    Originally posted by JordanTaber
          's rocket surgery now, folks.


                    • #11
                      Pretty good Denver draft.

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                      • #12
                        Great giants draft



                        • #13
                          Sweet Vikings draft.



                          • #14
                            solid pats draft. i would like to address OLB earlier but who knows wit the pats

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                            Go Gators/Pats/Celts/Red Sox!


                            • #15
                              Great 49er draft



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