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Thanks Tuna. Now I am guaranteed to be at least 1 for 31. Pick- Jake Long, OT, Michigan
2. St. Louis -
Picks (9)- 2, 33, 65, 101, 137, 168, 180, 217, 252
Needs- DE/DT, WR, C, OLB, OT
I flip back and forth between CLong and Dorsey on this pick. Now I’m feeling CLong. Carricker has prove he can man the middle. Don’t mess with one of the only things that are working for you…
Pick- Chris Long, DE, Virginia
The trade of Allen this week has many mockers scurrying. Most had KC going OT in this position as the need was glaring on the Oline. Because of value, I am going D Line here, and because I have 13 picks after the trade to Minn., I offer my #5 & #66 to pry The best of the DL’s away from Atlanta. Pick- Glenn Dorsey, DT, LSU
Who knows what Al will do? All I know is that with turmoil that was going on last winter, Coordinator Ryan seemed to come away with more toys. I think that it will continue on Saturday with the most intriguing “D” prize of the year. Pick- Vernon Gholston, DE/OLB, Ohio State
5. Trade – Atlanta (from KC)
Picks ( )- 5, 34, 37, 48, 66, 68, 98, 103, 138, 172, 212, 232
QB, DT, OT, G, TE
…and they get their man.
Pick- Matt Ryan, QB, Boston College
6. New York Jets -
Picks (6)- 6, 36, 102, 113, 171, 211
DE, CB, WR, FS, ILB, RB
If Clemons is to succeed as a Jet he definitely needs an upgrade at the skill positions. This winter they went out and bought him a line. A Couple of WR’s later wouldn’t hurt. Pick- Darren McFadden, RB, Arkansas
NE is a little stuck here. Ellis would be the obvious pick talent- wise, but he is an unsure fit for the Pats 3-4 defense. Rivers doesn’t excite me, and the CB’s available I have rated starting @ 13. Thankfully Ellis is a fit for teams like NO, Cincinnati & Carolina. The Pats after listening to offers trade picks 7 & 62 for NO’s #10 & 40 & next years #3. Pick- Sedrick Ellis, DT, USC
“Pardon me if I’m not excited by the choices. We have our pick of CB’s, a good selection of O linemen. Last time I felt like this was about 2005. Excuse me while I have a “Logan Mankins moment” (I think that he’d go at 15 to Detroit so it is not as much a reach as many would think).”
I wrote that on Wednesday for my previous mock. Good thing. Now it seems like the “rumor de jour” Pick- Jerod Mayo LB, Tenn
Busy off season for the Broncos. They have been in a rut the past few years, now Shanahan has fired his GM Sundquist. I would guess that he wants to put his stamp on the draft. I just don’t know what that is. Pick- Jonathan Stewart, RB, Oregon
13. Carolina -
Picks (10)- 13, 43, 67, 74, 109, 141, 181, 221, 241, 250
ROT, FS, DE, RB, TE
Talk about serendipity. Carolina was rumored to be on the move all winter. Sometimes the best moves are the ones you don’t make (hey, I read that in my fortune cookie this week).
[B]Pick- Branden Albert, OG, Virginia[/B]
Arizona is stunned. Pick 16 & no CB’s have been taken. They promptly select the best available on my list. Pick- Leodis McKelvin, CB, Troy
""Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel"
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17. Kansas City (from Minn.) -
This is the day for KC to pick up solid linemen. Hey, it’s not sexy but…
Pick- Jeff Otah, OT, Pittsburgh
18. Houston -
Picks (5)- 18, 79, 118, 151, 223
CB, LOT, DE, OG/C, S
I’ve heard that Williams has been sliding a bit in the last few weeks. I originally had him going to the Broncs. Kubiak learned from Shanahan so I think he’ll fit in well here also.
Pick- Chris Williams OT, Vanderbilt
I’m still going Merling here. He just seems like he’d make a great Steeler.
Pick- Phillip Merling, DE, Clemson
24 Tennessee -
Picks (8)- 37, 54, 68, 85, 124, 134, 157, 229
DE (3-4), OT, WR, G, FS
TE Alge Crumpler, TE Dwayne Blakley, WR Justin McCareins, G Jake Scott, DE Jevon Kearse
TE Ben Hartsock, TE Ben Troupe, G Jacob Bell RB Chris Brown, DE Antwan Odom, DE Travis LaBoy and DT Randy Starks
Not Tennessee’s greatest need but a tremendous value at this stage. Hey, PacMan’s not walking through the door.
Pick- Mike Jenkins, CB, USF
1. (32) Trade- San Diego (from Miami)-
Picks (5)- 32,100 , 160, 166, 192, 234
ROT, S, RB, NT, CB
ILB Derek Smith
RB Michael Turner, CB Drayton Florence, FB Lorenzo Neal, OT Shane Olivea and S Marlon McCree
Previous pick- Dan Connor, OLB, Penn State
Pick- Kenny Phillips, S, Miami
2. (33) St. Louis - Sam Baker, OT, USC
3. (34) Atlanta(from Oakland) - Dan Connor, OLB, Penn State
4. (35) Kansas City - Aqib Talib, CB, Kansas
5. (36) New York Jets – Calais Campbell, DE, Miami (Fl)
6. (37) Atlanta - Lawrence Jackson, DE, USC
7. (38) Baltimore- Joe Flacco, QB, Delaware
8. (39) San Francisco- James Hardy, WR, Indiana
9. (40) New England (from New Orleans)- Antoine Cason, CB, Arizona
10. (41) Buffalo- Andre Caldwell, WR, Florida
11. (42) Denver - Trevor Laws, DT, Notre Dame
12. (43) Carolina -Pat Sims, DT, Auburn
13. (44) Chicago - Anthony Collins, OT, Kansas
14. (45) Detroit - Curtis Lofton, ILB, Oklahoma
15. (46) Cincinnati - DaJuan Morgan, S, North Carolina St
16. (47) Minnesota
Picks (9)- 17, 47, 73, 82, 117, 150, 180, 193, 209
DE, QB, OT, CB, WR
Pick- Malcolm Kelly WR Oklahoma
17. (48) Atlanta (from Houston) - Oniel Cousins, Texas-El Paso (OT)
18. (49) Philadelphia – Jeremy Zuttah, OG, Rutgers
19. (50) Arizona -Jamaal Charles, RB, Texas
20. (51) Washington – Duane Brown, OT, VA Tech
21. (52) Tampa Bay - Patrick Lee, CB, Auburn
22. (53) Pittsburgh – Mike McGlynn, OG, Pittsburg
23. (54) Tennessee - Eddie Royal, WR,Virginia Tech
24. (55) Seattle - Dustin Keller, TE, Purdue
25. (56) Green Bay - Fred Davis, TE, USC
26. (57) Miami (from San Diego)- Tyvon Branch, CB/S Connecticut
27. (58) Jacksonville - Red Bryant, DT, Texas A&M
28. (59) Indianapolis - Xavier Adibi, LB, VA Tech
Picks (9)- 59, 93, 127, 161, 196, 201, 202, 205, 236
29. (60) Green Bay – Martellus Bennett TE Texas A & M
30. (61) Dallas - Tracy Porter, DB , Indiana
31. (62) New Orleans (from NE) - Reggie Smith, CB, Oklahoma
32. (63) New York Giants - Chris Johnson, RB, East Carolina
""Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel"
You have Ray Rice twice, at 67 & 74, both times to Carolina. Matt Forte would be a nice sub and curiously absent from the top 3 rounds.
I drafted for NO in the mock and came away with Dorsey, Smith, and Pollak, which is basically what you gave them (Ellis instead of Dorsey). As a NO fan, and someone who approached the mock seriously, I think you at least served them very well. Can't say much for the other teams need/picks-wise, as I'm not up on them.
For the Pats, Mayo and Cason would delight me. Molden, haven't seen, but has positives from what I've read. Harrison is intriguing.
That may have been one of the best mock drafts Ive seen. Except for OUR picks. Very good reasoning and explanation behind each and every move, none of which at this point can obviously be wrong. But very thorough, sensible, solid mock. excellent job, Bam.
Im almost wishing that if we're going to move down to 10, we just keep right on moving and figure out a way to turn that 10 into KC's 17, and get an even earlier 2nd rounder if all we're going to get is Mayo. He can be had at 17. Im not sure Cason is going to last to 40. Because any of those teams from say 25 or so on could make the case that he's the best player on their boards. Particularly some of those teams selecting in the top of the 2nd. Atlanta doesnt need a DE so much as they need a solid corner to replace that knucklehead they just traded to Oakland. Theyve already got John Abraham and their top pick from last year, Anderson, at DE. But if youre right about this and Cason falls all the way to 40, and somehow he's there, then we'll all be jumping cartwheels. I just dont see that happening.
Just my 2 cents. But again, great analysis. Great job! Now, coffee and bacon. The day is finally here. First real good football day we've had since Feb. 2.