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  1. sebman2112

    sebman2112 In the Starting Line-Up

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    1. Miami Dolphins -- Matt Ryan, QB, Boston College
    Record: 1-15 | Needs: OL, DT, LB, CB, QB
    Previous mock selection: Same

    2. St. Louis Rams -- Chris Long, DE, Virginia
    Record: 3-13 | Needs: DE, OT/G, CB, OLB, WR
    Previous mock selection: Same

    3. Atlanta Falcons -- Jake Long, OT, Michigan
    Record: 4-12 | Needs: QB, OT, DT, RB, S
    Previous mock selection: Darren McFadden, RB, Arkansas

    4. Oakland Raiders -- Glenn Dorsey, DT, LSU
    Record: 4-12 | Needs: OT, DT, WR, DE, RB
    Previous mock selection: Same

    5. Kansas City Chiefs -- Ryan Clady, OT, Boise State
    Record: 4-12 | Needs: LOT, G, CB, DE, C
    Previous mock selection: Jake Long, OT, Michigan

    6. New York Jets -- Darren McFadden, RB, Arkansas
    Record: 4-12 | Needs: NT, WR, LB, G, RB
    Projected pick: Same

    7. N.E. Patriots (from 5-11 San Francisco) -- Vernon Gholston, DE, Ohio State
    Record: 18-1 | Needs: LB, CB, DS, OL, RB
    Previous mock selection: Leodis McKelvin, CB, Troy
    The Patriots would like to inject some youth at linebacker, which is why Gholston makes so much sense with this pick. Gholston is a bit inconsistent, but he also is one of the premier pass-rushers in the 2008 class and fits perfectly as a rush linebacker in the Pats' 3-4 scheme.

    If Gholston is off the board and New England can't trade out, the next priority is to find a replacement for Asante Samuel, a free agent who can't be franchised for a second consecutive year.

    8. Baltimore Ravens -- Leodis McKelvin, CB, Troy
    Record: 5-11 | Needs: QB, CB, LOT, ILB, DE/OLB
    Previous mock selection: Sedrick Ellis, DT, USC

    9. Cincinnati Bengals -- Sedrick Ellis, DT, USC
    Record: 7-9 | Needs: DT, TE, DE, LB, OT
    Previous mock selection: Derrick Harvey, DE, Florida

    10. New Orleans Saints -- Keith Rivers, LB, USC
    Record: 6-9 | Needs: CB, LB, TE, DT, C
    Previous mock selection: Mike Jenkins, CB, South Florida

    11. Buffalo Bills -- Malcolm Kelly, WR, Oklahoma
    Record: 7-9 | Needs: WR, DT, CB, LB, TE
    Previous mock selection: Same

    12. Denver Broncos -- Chris Williams, OT, Vanderbilt
    Record: 7-9 | Needs: DT, OT, MLB, S, WR
    Previous mock selection: Ryan Clady, OT, Boise State

    13. Carolina Panthers -- Derrick Harvey, DE, Florida
    Record: 7-9 | Needs: OT, DE, WR, DS, DT
    Previous mock selection: Chris Williams, OT, Vanderbilt

    14. Chicago Bears -- Rashard Mendenhall, RB, Illinois
    Record: 7-9 | Needs: QB, OL, RB, DT, S
    Previous mock selection: Brian Brohm, QB, Louisville

    15. Detroit Lions -- Jeff Otah, OT, Pittsburgh
    Record: 7-9 | Needs: OT, G, CB, S, DE
    Projected pick: Aqib Talib, CB, Kansas

    16. Arizona Cardinals -- Aqib Talib, CB, Kansas
    Record: 8-8 | Needs: CB, OLB, TE, RB, DE
    Previous mock selection: Rahard Mendenhall, RB, Illinois

    17. Minnesota Vikings -- Limas Sweed, WR, Texas
    Record: 8-8 | Needs: DE, S, WR, QB, TE
    Previous mock selection: DeSean Jackson, WR/RS, California

    18. Houston Texans -- Jonathan Stewart*, RB, Oregon
    Record: 8-8 | Needs: CB, RB, S, LOT, DE
    Previous mock selection: Same

    19. Philadelphia Eagles -- Phillip Merling, DE, Clemson
    Record: 8-8 | Needs: WR, DE, S, OT/G, MLB
    Previous mock selection: Phillip Merling, DE, Miami

    20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- DeSean Jackson, WR/RS, California
    Record: 9-7 | Needs: WR, CB, RB, QB, C
    Previous mock selection: Mario Manningham, WR, Michigan

    21. Washington Redskins -- Devin Thomas, WR, Michigan State
    Record: 9-7 | Needs: WR, S, DE, OT, CB
    Previous mock selection: Phillip Merling, DE, Clemson

    22. Dallas Cowboys (from 10-6 Cleveland) -- Mike Jenkins, CB, South Florida
    Record: 13-3 | Needs: CB, WR, OT, RB, ILB
    Previous mock selection: Sam Baker, OT, USC

    23. Pittsburgh Steelers -- Branden Albert, G, Virginia
    Record: 10-6 | Needs: C, OT, DE (3-4), RB, G
    Previous mock selection: Jeff Otah, OT, Pittsburgh

    24. Tennessee Titans -- Early Doucet, WR, LSU
    Record: 10-6 | Needs: WR, DE, DT, CB, C
    Previous mock selection: Limas Sweed, WR, Texas

    25. Seattle Seahawks -- Kentwan Balmer, DT, North Carolina
    Record: 10-6 | Needs: ROT, DT, RB, TE, G
    Previous mock selection: Same

    26. Jacksonville Jaguars -- Mario Manningham, WR, Michigan
    Record: 11-5 | Needs: DE, WR, CB, SS, OL
    Previous mock selection: Early Doucet, WR, LSU

    27. San Diego Chargers -- Gosder Cherilus, OT, Boston College
    Record: 11-5 | Needs: ROT, NT, S, CB, RB
    Previous mock selection: Same

    28. Dallas Cowboys -- Felix Jones, RB, Arkansas
    Record: 13-3 | Needs: CB, WR, OT, RB, DS
    Previous mock selection: Same

    29. S.F. 49ers (from 13-3 Indianapolis) -- James Hardy*, WR, Indiana
    Record: 5-11 | Needs: WR, OT, OLB, DE, QB
    Previous mock selection: Same

    30. Green Bay Packers -- Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, CB, Tenn. St.
    Record: 13-3 | Needs: CB, OT, S, TE, PT
    Previous mock selection: Same

    31. N.E. Patriots -- Pick forfeited
    Record: 16-0 | Needs: ILB, CB, OLB, OL depth
    Previous mock selection: Same

    32. New York Giants -- Dan Connor, LB, Penn State
    Record: 10-6 | Needs: LB, OT, S, WR, CB
    Previous mock selection: Keith Rivers, OLB, USC

    Todd McShay is the director of college football scouting for Scouts Inc. He has been evaluating prospects for the NFL draft since 1998.
    http://insider.espn.go.com/nfl/draft08/insider/columns/story?columnist=mcshay_todd&id=3270327
     
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  2. The 12th Man

    The 12th Man On the Game Day Roster

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    They say our needs include a Safety and a RB. Not so sure about that. We do need depth at safety to replace Eugene I guess. RB though? We have Maroney, Morris, Faulk, and Evans and those 4 are very likely locks. Plus, BB liked that kid Kyle Eckel for his special teams play so he might be able to make the roster again for that reason. I really don't see us drafting a RB, but if so, then only late in the draft. Now that Kyle Brady has been cut, a much bigger need is a blocking TE, which the Pats have already been looking at closely.

    Anyway, back to the mock, I think having a talented young pass rusher would be great, but the fact that the Jets would get McFadden is a little shaky. I'll take it though of course.
     
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    Let's face it. Even if Watson and Brady had both made the Pro Bowl, the Pats would still be scouting TEs. :)

    But, seriously, I think Eckel sticks on STs, and it's likely Ventrone will stick for the same reason (esp. if Andrews gets cut over his legal issues).
     
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    Ochmed Jones Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    I agree, Ventrone's best chance to stick is if the Pats cut Andrews.

    And while I personally prefer Groves to Gholston, because Groves has dominated in the SEC; I can not disagree with getting a pass rusher. I think a sudden 3-4 rush OLB is our largest need, even though we only have 1 NFL legitimate CB on the roster as of today.

    I would be OK with Gholston or Groves, although I do not want to see McFadden twice a year.
     
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    PonyExpress In the Starting Line-Up

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    My current top 10 mock:

    1. Miami: Ryan. P. King's note that Parcells has requested video of every Ryan throw last season from the BC coach suggests he has more than a "passing" interest in this prospect.

    2. StL: J. Long. The O-line is a sieve, Pace is coming off injury, Long is a very safe pick to spens a gargantuan sum on. Worst case scenario he's an elite right tackle.

    3. Atlanta: Chris Long. Atlanta continues to flaunt its new concern for "character" and can't afford a bust. C. Long is the "safest pick" in the draft, and replaces departed P. Kerney.

    4. Oakland: Sedrick Ellis. Al Davis loves USC players. Teaming Ellis with Kelly and Burgess, Morrison and Howard, Huff and Asomugha, gives Oakland elite D talent across the board.

    5. KC: Clady. The offensive line, the strength of the team for years, has totally collapsed. it doesn't matter who the Qb is without some protection. Maybe a better LTackle prospect than Long.

    6. NYJ trade with Dallas for #22 and #28: McFadden. Arkansas connection.

    7. NE: Gholston. 3-4 OLB.

    8. Baltimore: DRC. Rolle and McCallister are old and injury prone.

    9. Cinci: Dorsey bolsters D-line.

    10. NO: Keith Rivers.
     
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  6. VJCPatriot

    VJCPatriot Pro Bowl Player

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    DRC falls to #30? Is he considered that raw? I thought he was considered to be neck and neck with Mckelvin.
     
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