Hi all, I have decided to throw my hat into the ring and do a mock draft. I think it is a little different than most of them I have seen and I see a lot of trades happening, so here goes. TRADE #1: ATL gets #2 round 1 DET gets #8 rd 1 #39 rd 2 2008 rd 1 Trade #2: BUF gets #5 rd 1 for WAS gets #12 #43 rd 2 Trade #3: TB gets #24 rd 1 for NE gets #35 rd 2 #64 rd 2 1. OAK-JaMarcus Russell, QB: Letâs be honest, the Raiders need a lot of help, but the cupboard is not completely bare. Russell is that big QB in the same mold as Qulpepper and Young. He has a huge arm and decent instincts. He may be a little raw but give him some time and he should be really good 2. ATL- Calvin Johnson, WR: Atlanta has been aggressive this offseason and with a new head coach, Atlanta needs to make Michael Vick look like the all world QB everyone has been waiting for. Johnson is an amazing talent that does everything great. He should help make the Falcons offense instantly better. 3. CLE-Brady Quinn, QB: Cleveland has a tough choice to make here. Quinn would bring legitimacy to the QB position. Quinnâs game is comparable to Tom Bradyâs and I think Cleveland would be very happy with that. The Browns can pass on the talented Peterson because of the signing of Lewis 4. TB-Joe Thomas, OT: The Bucs miss out on Johnson and have to settle for the best O-lineman in the draft. After the Kenyatta Walker experiment didnât work out, Thomas should be a good fit and start immediately. Hopefully this pick will help the QBâs in Tampa stay healthier than last year and open up more holes for Cadillac. 5. ARI-Gaines Adams, DE: The Cardinals need to get some playmakers on the defensive side of the ball. Adams is a beast at getting to the QB and makes plays all over the field. Adams can hopefully come in and get after the opposing QB and if he can do that, that should help the rest of the defense play better. 6. BUF-Adrian Peterson, RB: The redskins desperately need to aquire draft picks and the Bills desperately need a RB, it is a match made in heaven. Buffalo has had a tough offseason, but Peterson would bring an instant offensive threat to the team and get them back on the right track. 7. MIN-Laron Landry, S: Minnesota may have other needs that are bigger than safety, but Landry is too good to pass on. Minnesota was horrible in pass defense last year and Darren Sharper is getting old. Landry is a defensive stud and there are just too many question marks for the remaining WRâs for the Vikings to pull the trigger on. 8. DET-Jamaal Anderson, DE: No WR? The Lions are another team that needs a lot of help, so trading down and picking up picks while still getting a great pass rushing DEâs in the draft actually makes sense. Anderson is dominating when he is giving 100%, its those plays that he takes off that will need to be taken care of. If he plays hard every play, he will be a major impact player for the lions. 9. MIA-Alan Branch, DT: While Branch did not put up huge stats, he always seemed to be commanding double teams and was still getting pressure on the QB. Branch is versatile enough to play DE or DT, and that is rare. Traylor is getting really old and Branch would probably take over him right away. 10. HOU-Levi Brown, OT: Houston has been busy this offseason. With the signing off Schaub and Green, they seem to be set at the skills position on offense. The Texans finally go out and do what they never would for Carr and that is get a legit left tackle prospect to give the QB some protection. 11. SF- Adam Carriker, DT: Carriker has really moved up draft boards after a stellar combine performance. Carriker is a great fit for the 3-4 defense as he has the versatility to play both DT and DE. The 49ârs Dline was really bad last year, and Carriker is an instant upgrade. 12. WAS-Amobi Okoye,DT: Washington trades down to aquire additional draft picks and still get a guy they could have potentially taken at #5. While Okoye is young, his talent is unquestionable. Okoye is very intelligent and has lots of âupside.â Okoye can get to the QB and is also very good against the run, something the redskins need someone to do both of well. 13. STL-Leon Hall, CB: The Rams miss out on the top DE or DT that they could really use, but they could also use an upgrade at the CB position as well. Hall is widely regarded as the top corner in the draft and putting Hall across from last years pick Hill gives the Rams a great corner duo. 14. CAR-Patrick Willis, LB: Willis is hands down the best Linebacker in this draft. He is a great tackler and after his combine and pro-day showed that he has the speed to get sideline to sideline. The Panthers pride themselves on playing great D and with the aging of Dan Morgan, Willis gives that Defensive presence once again at the Linebacker position. 15. PIT-Lawrence Timmons: Joey Porter has left for the beaches of Miami and the steelers need to bring in someone to fill his spot. Timmons is a fast, hard hitting playmaker who will fit in well with the Steelers despite not knowing exactly which scheme they will play. 16. GB-Marshawn Lynch, RB: I would be shocked if this is not the player the Packers take at this pick. RB is obviously a huge hole that has not been addressed in the offseason, so any other pick would be mind blowing. Lynch has decent speed, but has great vision, good cutback ability and catches the ball out of the backfield very well.