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    After a one-week holiday hiatus, the Early Mock has returned in full fervor, and this time without any trades. And without further ado...

    (Note: Prospects with a * next to their name may or may not be entering the draft. Juniors who have declared do not have an asterisk next to their name.)

    1 Detroit: Brady Quinn, QB, Notre Dame: Detroit still hasn’t shown any sign that they DON’T need a quarterback.

    2 Oakland: Brian Brohm*, QB, Louisville: Brohm, if he declares, would be an ideal fit for the Raiders’ style of offense.

    3 Cleveland: Troy Smith, QB, Ohio State: Whether or not Crennel leaves, the front office could be tempted to make the local prospect the next Browns quarterback of the future.

    4 Tampa Bay: Calvin Johnson*, WR, Georgia Tech: The Buccaneers could opt for this elite WR prospect to eventually replace Joey Galloway.

    5 Arizona: Joe Thomas, OT, Wisconsin: Thomas appears to be the obvious choice, as Arizona needs better linemen and Leonard Davis could be leaving after this year.

    6 Houston: Adrian Peterson*, RB, Oklahoma: The Texans will not pass up another elite RB prospect.

    7 Washington: Leon Hall, CB, Michigan: The Redskins need to fill a gaping hole in their secondary, and Hall could be the man to do it.

    8 Minnesota: Darrelle Revis*, CB, Pittsburgh: The Vikings select a prospect who could end up filling Fred Smoot’s shoes.

    9 San Francisco: Dwayne Jarrett*, WR, USC: Jarrett will add another target for emerging quarterback Alex Smith to throw to.

    10 Miami: Alan Branch*, DT, Michigan: The Dolphins need a big run stuffer in the middle, and Branch is an excellent player who can develop into the position.

    11 St. Louis: Paul Pozluszny, LB, Penn State: The Rams select the perennial linebacker as definite depth and a possible starter.

    12 Atlanta: Laron Landry, FS, LSU: Landry could end up with the Falcons, as their defensive backfield could use considerable improvement.

    13 Carolina: Reggie Nelson*, FS, Florida: The Panthers are another team that has a need at safety and Nelson could fill this hole.

    14 Green Bay: Marshawn Lynch, RB, California: Lynch has declared for the draft and the Packers could use a good runningback to fill the aging shoes of Ahman Green.

    15 Pittsburgh: Levi Brown, OT, Penn State: The Steelres could use depth and youth at the offensive line position, and Levi Brown would be the best pick here.

    16 New York Giants: Amobi Okoye, DT, Louisville: Okoye has all the upside in the world and the Giants could use new blood at the defensive tackle position.

    17 Buffalo: Justin Blalock, OT/OG, Texas: Blalock is the best lineman available and he could man any of Buffalo’s five offensive lineman spots.

    18 New England (from Seattle): Patrick Willis, ILB, Ole Miss: This year’s Butkus Award winner could find a home with the Patriots, who need both depth and youth at the inside linebacker position.

    19 Kansas City: Jeff Samardzija, WR, Notre Dame: Though Ted Ginn is arguably a better value at WR here, the Chiefs don’t need another Dante Hall.


    20 Jacksonville: Gaines Adams, DE, Clemson: Somehow, someway, Adams falls all the way to the Jaguars, who could use an elite DE prospect to further improve their already excellent defensive line.

    21 Cincinnati: Quinn Pit****, DT, Ohio State: The Bengals could use an eventual replacement for defensive lineman Sam Adams, who is tough but not getting any younger.

    22 Tennessee: Quentin Moses, DE, Georgia: Moses makes the third defensive lineman chosen in a row as the Titans decide to select a defensive end who could help their rush on the outside.

    23 Dallas: Tony Ugoh, OT, Arkansas: Ugoh has opened up huge holes all year for Darren McFadden and could do the same for Julius Jones and Marion Barber with the Cowboys.

    24 New York Jets: Adam Carriker, DE, Nebraska: Carriker is a massive DE who could do fantastically at the 3-4 DE spot.

    25 Philadelphia: Brandon Meriweather, FS, Miami: Meriweather could play either safety position for the Eagles, who could use depth at FS and a new starter at SS.

    26 Denver: Robert Meacham*, WR, Tennessee: If Meacham declares, Denver could be looking for another elite prospect at WR to replace Rod Smith when he is all done.

    27 New Orleans: Antoine Cason*, CB, Arizona: The Saint could use more capable cornerbacks to help improve their pass defense.

    28 New England: Marcus McCauley, CB, Fresno State: So could the New England Patriots.

    29 Indianapolis: Buster Davis*, LB, Florida State: Davis could help the Colts no matter what position he plays at linebacker.

    30 Baltimore: JaMarcus Russell*, QB, LSU: The Ravens think that Russell could be an excellent quarterback for the future if he spends some time learning from one of the best: Steve McNair.

    31 Chicago: Ryan Kalil, C, USC: Kalil joins the first-round fray to be groomed as the future replacement for Olin Kreutz.

    32 San Diego: Ted Ginn*, WR, Ohio State: Ginn finishes off the first round as a new speed prospect for the San Diego Chargers at WR.

    Big Risers: Troy Smith (+26), Dwayne Jarrett (+12), Marshawn Lynch (+10), Amobi Okoye (+10)

    Big Fallers: JaMarcus Russell (-28), Ted Ginn (-16)

    New On The Board: Adam Carriker, Brandon Meriweather, Robert Meacham, Marcus McCauley, Buster Davis, Ryan Kalil

    Staying In School: Jake Long, Sam Baker

    Off The Board: Michael Griffin, Turk McBride, Zach Miller, Brandon Siler, Lamarr Woodley
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    If Gaines Adams falls to the Pats at 18, there is NO WAY they pass on him. He has been playing OLB/DE this year for Clemson in a very similar way that McGinest had for the Pats.

    As for Cleveland taking Smith, I doubt it. They just drafted Charlie Frye 2 years ago and Frye isn't a bad QB. Unfortunately, the Browns lost their starting center the day camp opened. And everything fell apart from there. In fact, I look for them to either go OT or with Gaines Adams.
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    gaines adam wont even fall otu of top 10..
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    Troy Smith, 3rd? :eek:

    Are you serious. No way he will make the top 10, even the top 20. I see him bottom 1st early 2nd at best.
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    As to Gaines Adams, I had no idea that this was true. Good to know for future mocks. I agree, it seems very unlikely right now that Adams will fall so far, but there is always one big draft shocker.

    Troy Smith is a local prospect (Ohio State is in Cleveland) and the front office could receive some pressure to go with him if he performs well in the championship game. If they don't go for him at that spot, trading down seems like the best choice for the Browns. It seems likely to me that San Francisco would want to trade up for Calvin Johnson or Joe Thomas. At #9, Cleveland would have the ability to take Alan Branch, who is at another position of need for the Browns and would perform well there.
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    I would not be disappointed if we took Willis in the first. Although he is only 6'1" maybe 2" and around 230-235 lbs. I think he can put on anouther 10 plus pounds of muscle without losing much speed or agility.

    A lot will be decided concerning Willis when he runs to 40. Is he a 4.8 guy or a 4.6 guy?
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    If we have him on our radar, I can't see that deciding more than when we take him in the first round: our first or our second pick. He has more than proved his ability on the field, and a player's actual playing ability seems to be the best measure of his success in the NFL.

    Let's hope for a 4.8. That way he can drop as far as possible before we snatch him up.
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    regardless his 40..his speed is fast on the field. Hes a 4.65-4.7 guy

    hes a natural LB..would be a 3-4 ILB because he doesnt need to move around..he can play outside but hes just a pure MLB-ILB
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