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  1. ayjackson

    ayjackson Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

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    1. Miami - Jake Long, OT, Michigan

    He's been my pick here all along.

    2. St. Louis - Vernon Gholston, DE, Ohio State

    Peter King says he knows one thing - the Rams aren't taking Gholston. He also quoted someone as saying everything a GM says in April is a lie. Too bad he couldn't connect the dots.

    3. Atlanta - Matt Ryan, QB, Boston College

    He's the real deal, and all the scuttlebutt is deflecting away from what really makes sense - the Falcons draft a new poster boy.

    4. Oakland - Glenn Dorsey, DT, LSU

    Best defender in the draft.

    5. Kansas City - Chris Long, DE, Virginia

    Tough to call here. I expect stupidity from this lot. But this is the best guy on the board. New Orleans is very nervous at this point, but the price is too high to move up for Ellis.

    6. New York Jets - Darren McFadden, RB, Arkansas

    Radio City Music Hall rejoices. Mangini does not have the luxury of building a team the way Belichick does. His coaching career could be over if he doesn't make things happen this season. He'll hope McFadden can have a Peterson-like impact.

    7. New Orleans - Sedrick Ellis, DT, USC

    New Orleans offers up a swap of second rounders (40 for 62) for a swap of firsts (10 for 7). Pats may be able to extract a 2009 second or third if the bidding for the pick is hot.

    8. Baltimore - Ryan Clady, LT, Boise State

    Baltimore will follow the Cleveland model of rebuilding by securing a LT first, then trading into Dallas' first rounder to take their QB of the future (Brohm or Henne).

    9. Cincinatti - Brandon Albert, G/T, Virginia

    With needs all over the place, and four defensive lineman off the board already, the Bengals look to the offensive line to a man that could project into any position save center.

    10. New England - Leodis McKelvin, CB, Troy

    I've gone back and forth, in and out, and all over hell's half acre. I've heard all the discussion and commentary. I believe this will be the pick if available at seven or lower. Dissenters be damned. $6m per isn't too much to pay a number one corner, $9m is. Bye bye Asante, hello Leodis.

    40. New England - Quentin Groves, OLB, Auburn

    Cliff Avril's a possibility here too. The Pats look to add some speed and athleticism to the outside rush.

    69. New England - Anthony Collins, OT, Kansas

    Swing tackle possibility. Could start immediately at RT if Neal's injury forces Kazcur inside.

    94. New England - Beau Bell, ILB, UNLV

    This is getting fruitless, since so much depends on who's sliding and who's not. Token ILB regardless. Bryant and Rubin look like possibilities here as well. If any corners fall (Porter, Godfrey, Thomas), they look good too.

    128. New England - Quentin Demps, S, UTEP

    This is the last pick in my mock. It's already a crapshoot as to who's available and who isn't. This haul would be good enough to sip some bubbly anyway.
     
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    DW Toys In the Starting Line-Up

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    Groves is Auburn. No biggie.
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    I like the swapping of second rounders with New Orleans. In reading all the various guides it looks like some great talent is available in the second round, thus, moving up would be beneficial (Atlanta should have a great draft with those three 2's).
     
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    from what i understand groves is a mid to late 1st round pick....
     
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    ayjackson Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

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    Thanks. I saw that but forgot to change.


    ESPN rank him around #40. I think there have been some injury concerns lately. Regardless, Avril is there as a secondary plan.
     
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    Canada's #1 Pats Fan Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

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    Heh, is the snow still on the ground there? Has it warmed up any? I was there yesterday on a stopover on through to Vancouver. Holy Crap was it cold!
     
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    ayjackson Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

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    Still frickin' cold....I'm not amused. It's one thing for us to get a spring snowstorm - but usually it melts the next day. This ain't going nowhere until Friday at the earliest. Luckily I'll be in Victoria. Unluckily, I'll have a snowball's chance in hell of watching the Draft.
     
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    ayjackson Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

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    Well I'm batting 1.000 so far. What, no derogatory comments with regard to my selections? Have the dissenters truly been damned?

    10. Leodis McKelvin, CB, Troy
    40. Quentin Groves, OLB, Auburn
    69. Anthony Collins, OT, Kansas
    94. Beau Bell, ILB, UNLV
    128. Quentin Demps, S, UTEP
     
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    I like the trade, but am not overly fond of Mckelvin. The Beau Bell pick AND the Leeds badge as avatar make up for it.
     
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    Well, we couldnt let you off that easy,lol. I say Albert over McKelvin in the first, best available CB at 69 and you might have my vote for best mock so far this year! Problem is its TOO good,lol. I would love to see Groves drop there....that would make our year!
     
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    You've got Kansas City passing on the opportunity to grab an offensive lineman when Ryan's already off the board. What do you want people to say after seeing that?
     
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    ayjackson Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

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    They can get an olineman at 17 and/or 35. Not to mention three third round picks. I think KC may have a huge hole at DE.
     
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    Come on, now. You're being shady here. At the time of your mock, KC hadn't traded Allen away yet.
     
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    ayjackson Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

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    They had at the time of your post though. ;)

    (and he had visited minny by the time I posted)
     
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