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  1. drpatriot

    drpatriot Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    Well, here's another edition of The Early Mock, once again available with pictures and colorful sidebars on ArmchairGM.com. Just the first round this time, and there's a trade in there to mix things up.

    1 Oakland: JaMarcus Russell, QB, LSU: Oakland loves Russell’s long bomb and is hoping that hecan lead their offense for years to come.

    2 Detroit: Joe Thomas, OT, Wisconsin: The recent trend is to select Brady Quinn with this pick, but the Lions hold strong with their man Thomas.

    3 Cleveland: Adrian Peterson, RB, Oklahoma: I don’t care that they’ve signed Jamal Lewis. They still need a top RB, and Peterson is a great player.

    4 Tampa Bay: Calvin Johnson, WR, Georgia Tech: Johnson should do very well for the Buccaneers, who need a talented WR to bring Chris Simms along.

    5 Arizona: Gaines Adams, DE, Clemson: The Cardinals haven’t really addressed their need for a pass rush so far in free agency, so they select the best defensive lineman available with their first pick.

    6 Washington: Alan Branch, DT, Michigan: The Redskins could use a boost at defensive tackle, where there has been a need since the beginning of this year.

    7 Minnesota: Ted Ginn, WR, Ohio State: The Vikings are looking for a game-breaking WR, and Ginn could be their man.

    8 New England (from Houston): LaRon Landry, S, LSU: The Patriots look to boost their secondary from the get-go, adding the best safety in the draft to a young and quickly improving secondary. New England also receives Houston’s third-round pick. Houston receives New England’s first-round picks.
    9 Miami: Jamaal Anderson, DE, Arkansas: Anderson’s speed and strength gives Miami more that enough reason to select him.

    10 Atlanta: Reggie Nelson, FS, Florida: Nelson’s Pro Day numbers are definitely strong enough to put him in the Top Ten of this year’s draft.

    11 San Francisco: Adam Carriker, DE, Nebraska: After filling many of their defensive holes in free agency, the 49ers boost their DE spot with who may be the ideal lineman for their defense.

    12 Buffalo: Leon Hall, CB, Michigan: The Bills haven’t replaced Nate Clements so far, and Hall looks to be a definite starter in the NFL.

    13 St. Louis: Amobi Okoye, DT, Louisville: Okoye slips a little and the Rams are more than happy to snatch him up.

    14 Carolina: Brady Quinn, QB, Notre Dame: Quinn slips more than a little and the Panthers are plenty happy to draft their next QB of the future.

    15 Pittsburgh: Jarvis Moss, DE/OLB, Florida: Drafting Moss still leaves the Steelers with plenty of options as to what they do with their defense when the season begins.

    16 Green Bay: Marshawn Lynch, RB, California: Lynch would be a good fit for the Packers, and they still haven’t addressed their need at RB.

    17 Jacksonville: Lawrence Timmons, OLB, Florida State: Timmons is a little bit of a reach here, but he could definitely be a solid playmaker for the Jaguars.

    18 Cincinnati: Greg Olsen, TE, Miami: Olsen would become another fantastic target for Palmer’s great arm.

    19 Tennessee: Robert Meachem, WR, Tennessee: The local prospect gets a chance to star in the big leagues with the Titans, who need an elite wide receiver to give their team a boost.

    20 New York Giants: Chris Houston, CB, Arkansas: Houston is jumping up draft boards all over the place, and though I don’t trust this high of a placement quite yet, Houston should be a solid pick for the Giants.

    21 Denver: Charles Johnson, DE, Georgia: The Broncos should get plenty of use out of Johnson, as they could use another balanced DE to give them strength against the run and the pass.

    22 Dallas: Brandon Meriweather, FS, Miami: A Meriweather-Williams secondary is definitely a force to be reckoned with.

    23 Kansas City: Dwayne Jarrett, WR, USC: Jarrett is good value this low in the first round and the Chiefs still need an elite WR.

    24 Houston (from Seattle through New England): Levi Brown, OT, Penn State: Hopefully Levi Brown will become the keystone around whom the rest of the Texans’ offensive line begins to improve.

    25 New York Jets: Darrelle Revis, CB, Pittsburgh: Revis is dropping because he hasn’t run yet, but the Jets like his talents anyway and make a decent selection towards the end of the first round.

    26 Philadelphia: Michael Griffin, SS, Texas: The Eagles look to replace Michael Lewis in their secondary with another hard-hitting defensive back, Michael Griffin.

    27 New Orleans: Patrick Willis, ILB, Ole Miss: There isn’t really any explanation as to why Willis has dropped so far, only that he will be a forced to be reckoned with in the Saints’ front seven.

    28 Houston (from New England): Justin Blalock, OG, Texas: The Texans decide to truly dedicate to improving their offensive line by using both first-round picks on linemen, this time an offensive guard.

    29 Baltimore: Ben Grubbs, OG, Auburn: Grubbs is another good blocker and the Ravens want to give McGahee plenty of room to run behind.

    30 San Diego: Sidney Rice, WR, South Carolina: The Charges still haven’t addressed their need at WR and Rice is the best player available at the position.

    31 Chicago: Jon Beason, OLB, Miami: The Bears add this Cover 2 prospect to their linebacking corps as insurance for Lance Briggs.

    32 Indianapolis: DeMarcus Tyler, DT, N.C. State: Tyler improved his stock with a good performance at the Combine and should do relatively well with the Colts.
     
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    Whoa. Big move up. If we get Houstons #3 out of it too then I like the trade. There could a couple nice dark horses available in round 3. And Landry is simply the prize DB of the draft imo. Will make a bigger impact than Leon Hall.
     
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    I'm not looking at the trade chart right now, but aren't we sodomizing Houston on that trade? (edit - not really, but I have no idea why they'd throw in an extra first day pick). Not to mention they're in dire need of a quarterback?

    If Brady Quinn makes it past Minnesota, Houston's not trading.

    Otherwise, that's a pretty solid job.
     
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    drpatriot Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    Technically we are, as the two first-round picks are equal to Houston's 8th. However, any team that got two lower 1st-rounders for their #8 in real life would be getting a huge steal. I threw in the 3rd-rounder because it seemed the most likely add-on.

    As for drafting Quinn, I say it's 50-50, as they could pick up Drew Stanton or someone else later and start with Carr or Rosenfels. I haven't heard anything about the Texans wanting Quinn anyway, whereas I have heard rumors about Carolina, Detroit, and Minnesota (I didn't stick him with the Vikes because I think they'll give Tarvaris Jackson at least one more year).
     
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    You can salvage that a bit with a second trade -- somebody trades up to get Quinn at #7, while the Vikes trade down and take Ginn in at least a somewhat more realistic range.
     
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