Tuesday, January 15, 2008

2008 NFL Mock Draft Rounds 1-5 Jan 15th

That's right ladies and gentlemen I have upped the mock draft to include Round 5, which is an interesting round cause that's where you see a lot of trades taking place. Already there are five teams with other teams' picks, and the Ravens without a draft selection due to the Supplemental Draft. The big news coming out today is that Road Warrior Buckeye is staying in school another year and Felix Jones has decided to come out. I thought Felix was going to stay in school, I really did.

These make things a bit more interesting as now I really see the Patriots becoming a wild card in the first round. We very well may see more trades and such this year in the first round then we have in years. Perhaps next week will be the monthly possible trades Mock Draft, we'll see.


ROUND 1
1. Miami Dolphins-Glenn Dorsey, DT, LSU
There is no question in my mind that he will be the first overall selection after Monday's National Title game. Parcells drafted a defensive player in the first round each of his years as the coach in Dallas.
2. St Louis Rams-Jake Long, OT, Michigan
This is almost set in stone the minute Orlando Pace announces his retirement. Hell, it may be set in stone if he doesn't announce.
3. Atlanta Falcons-Matt Ryan, QB, Boston College
I think the key with this selection is who actually ends up being the Head Coach of the Falcons. I'm thinking they're going with an offensive minded coach, but if it is Singletary I wouldn't rule out Chris Long or James Laurinaitis.
4. Oakland Raiders-Chris Long, DE, Virginia
This selection couldn't fall to them any prettier if it was on a silver platter. Though I wouldn't put it past a team to try to trade up to get Darren McFadden.
5. Kansas City Chiefs-Ryan Clady, OT, Boise St
I still believe the Larry Johnson trade and selection of Darren McFadden is a definite possibility. The one thing though is who has the psychiatrist to deal with Larry Johnson?
6. New York Jets-Darren McFadden, RB, Arkansas
Let me defend this pick. The Jets and Patriots are entered into a blood feud now and there is now way Mangini is going to let the best offense in the NFL have Darren McFadden. They could trade out with a team who wants McFadden, but if they don't get the price they like they're going to take him, Thomas Jones be damned.
7. New England Patriots (via 49ers)-Dan Connor, ILB, Penn State
Their linebacking corps, as good as it is, is getting up their in age, save for Thomas. Dan Connor is able to play inside or outside and fits that Patriot mentality they have. Though I honestly can see them trading back with this pick, maybe to a Bears or Lions team.
8. Baltimore Ravens-Brian Brohm, QB, Louisville
I almost don't think that Ozzie Newsome will draft a quarterback in the first round, especially when they can have their pick of cornerbacks here.
9. Cincinnati Bengals-Keith Rivers, OLB, USC
Protection of Carson Palmer is very important to this team, but protection doesn't mean dick if your defense couldn't stop a wet fart.
10. New Orleans Saints-Sedrick Ellis, DT, USC
They have some decent and talented defensive ends, but their defensive tackles are some of the worst starters in the league and the NFC South likes to run the ball.
11. Buffalo Bills-Aqib Talib, CB, Kansas
They play the Patriots twice a year, they need some talent corners to cover all those weapons Brady throws to.
12. Denver Broncos-Jeff Otah, OT, Pitt
They have bigger needs on defense, but all their chips right now is behind Jay Cutler, he must be protected at all costs.
13. Carolina Panthers-Vernon Gholston, DE, Ohio State
They still have Jake Delhomme so a quarterback is not a first round priority in my eyes. Getting someone opposite Julius Peppers and allowing him to get his pass rush on is though. Gholston would be amazing on that defensive line.
14. Chicago Bears-Sam Baker, OT, USC
I have consulted SayHey's brother, a die-hard Bears fan, and he agreed with my original assessment that the Bears offensive line is old and needs to be upgraded if their offense plans on moving the ball.
15. Detroit Lions-Malcolm Jenkins, CB, Ohio State
Matt Millen will be itching to draft a wide receiver, or at least a tight end here. Jenkins is just too promising to pass up for a team that doesn't have a secondary.
16. Arizona Cardinals-Kentwan Balmer, DT, North Carolina
They need a young running back, but this draft is full of running backs. What it isn't full of is first round defensive tackle talent. I know this is a change from their usual Michigan defensive tackle draft, but eventually they'll get one that works.
17. Minnesota Vikings-Lawrence Jackson, DE, USC
They haven't had luck with drafting USC defensive ends, but this Lawrence Jackson kid is something special. Hell, this year may be the equivalent of 1983 quarterbacks when it comes to defensive ends.
18. Houston Texans-Kenny Phillips, S, Miami
They now have a huge playmaker at each level of the defense. Someone needs to come up with a catchy nickname for this defense quickly.
19. Philadelphia Eagles-DeSean Jackson, WR, Cal
They've always been hurt when Westbrook went down, now he doesn't have to do any returning and this gives them a very dangerous weapon to unleash on the NFC East.
20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers-Mike Jenkins, CB, South Florida
I like it when NFL teams are able to keep local kids, especially when they come with a plethora of talent. Now I don't know if Jenkins can adjust above the Big East, but he has the talent to.
21. Washington Redskins-Tyson Jackson, DE, LSU
They finally get that pass rushing threat that they've been missing. Andre Carter gets free now and then, but now he has someone to compliment him. He was more impressive during the national title then Vernon Gholston was.
22. Dallas Cowboys (via Browns)-Reggie Smith, CB, Oklahoma
Anthony Henry isn't getting any younger, and the folks they have right now aren't exactly getting me wet. Reggie Smith may come in right away and be their best corner since Primetime.
23. Pittsburgh Steelers-Malcolm Kelly, WR, Oklahoma
After Kenny Phillips the safety position is muddled with people who are all about the same. They need a third wide receiver if the offense is going in the direction I expect it to go.
24. Tennessee Titans-Limas Sweed, WR, Texas
A familiar target for Vince Young, and perhaps one that will be around longer then only one year at a time. Gage opposite Sweed could give the Titans a group of wide receivers that they've been missing since their Super Bowl trip.
25. Seattle Seahawks-Jonathan Stewart, RB, Oregon
They could go Fred Davis here, but we saw clearly this weekend what that offense has become without a running game along with it. Stewart is a local kid with a tremendous upside for the Seahawks.
26. Jacksonville Jaguars-James Hardy, WR, Indiana
Go watch a youtube highlight clip of this kid to see how amazing he is, then imagine him being the first legitimate wide receiver that the Jaguars have had in years.
27. New York Giants-Erin Henderson, OLB, Maryland
Their secondary has come along this year and showed true grit, their defensive line is solid, which leaves their linebackers the only blaring weak spot on a very impressive defense.
28. San Diego Chargers-Rashard Mendenhall, RB, Illinois
I know this looks crazy, it very well may be, but hear me out. LT is getting older, and he's getting hurt more often then he used to. Turner is gone this season in free agency which doesn't leave much behind LT. Mendenhall is a special kind of player who could learn from LT and be a great compliment to him.
29. Dallas Cowboys-Chris Williams, OT, Vanderbilt
Tony Romo was harassed the majority of that game on Sunday. He needs some protection if you want him throwing 300 yard games, and some linemen who don't always jump offsides.
30. San Francisco 49ers (via Colts)-Early Doucet, WR, LSU
In a way this is the perfect selection for the Niners considering who their new offensive coordinator is. He's a fast, sure handed wide receiver and Martz will try to use him like Issac Bruce.
31. Green Bay Packers-Jonathan Hefney, S, Tennesssee
They could go for a running back here, but there are plenty in this draft and you don't want Ryan Grant not feeling appreciated. Their secondary is old in areas, Hefney matched with Bigby would be impressive.
32. New England Patriots-Forefit


ROUND 2
1. Miami Dolphins-Brandon Flowers, CB, Virginia Tech
Face it, they play Tom Brady and the Patriots passing attack twice a year.
2. St Louis Rams-Leodis McKelvin, CB, Troy St
The Rams have two huge needs, offensive line and secondary, we've started work on one...
3. Atlanta Falcons-Marcus Harrison, DT, Arkansas
They have two picks this round, you need tackles from both sides and Harrison is the higher rated of what is available.
4. Oakland Raiders-Michael Oher, OT, Ole Miss
He should stay in school, but looks like he's coming out to protect JaMarcus Russell.
5. Kansas City Chiefs-Mario Manningham, WR, Michigan
Bowe is a good solid wide receiver, but Mario is a tall playmaker that could get a lot of attention.
6. New York Jets-Jerod Mayo, ILB, Tennessee
Helps fill that inside and gives the Jets a solid football player.
7. San Francisco 49ers-Josh Barrett, S, Arizona State
The defense is coming along, but haven't had a stud safety since Ronnie Lott
8. Baltimore Ravens-Tracy Porter, CB, Indiana
Porter is more of a cover 2 defensive corner so this could be Godfrey.
9. Cincinnati Bengals-Anthony Collins, OT, Kansas
All their money is in Carson Palmer, they must protect Palmer.
10. New Orleans Saints-Vince Hall, ILB, Virginia Tech
There's a defensive tackle clogging the middle, now there needs to be a linebacker who can make the tackles.
11. Buffalo Bills-Ali Highsmith, OLB, LSU
A nice compliment to Poz, has the right demeanor for that Bills team.
12. Denver Broncos-Charles Godfrey, CB, Iowa
Dre Bly wasn't able to perform like the late Darnett Williams.
13. Carolina Panthers-Felix Jones, RB, Arkansas
The Panthers haven't done much with Foster and Williams, I wager they take another chance on a running back before a QB.
14. Chicago Bears-Andre Woodson, QB, Kentucky
They take a chance and still end up getting the QB that they would have selected in round one.
15. Detroit Lions-Fred Davis, TE, USC
I don't know if I can name a Lions tight end, ever.
16. Arizona Cardinals-Kevin Smith, RB, UCF
A bit of a risk as he may not transfer over that well, but worth taking here.
17. Minnesota Vikings-Chilo Rachal, G, USC
Putting him opposite of Steve Hutchinson may make them the best guard combo in the NFL.
18. Atlanta Falcons (via Texans)-Gosder Cherilus, OT, Boston College
No good having a quarterback who is always getting sacked, or a running game with Warrick Dunn that has no holes.
19. Philadelphia Eagles-Kevin Ellison, S, USC
They need a safety and Ellison is a player Phily fan would love the moment they saw him.
20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers-Xavier Adibi, OLB, Virginia Tech
Derrick Brooks isn't getting much younger, though Adibi is a bit undersized for NFL outside linebacker.
21. Washington Redskins-Devin Thomas, WR, Michigan State
Randall El is a third wide receiver, a slot, they need a real number two opposite Moss, this isn't him though.
22. Cleveland Browns-Darrell Robertson, OLB/DE, Georgia Tech
23. Pittsburgh Steelers-Robert Felton, G, Arkansas
They will likely lose Alan Faneca in the offseason, and Felton has blocked for great running backs.
24. Tennessee Titans-DeJuan Tribble, CB, Boston College
A breaking newsflash, Pacman just go in trouble with the law at a strip club again.
25. Seattle Seahawks-Martellus Bennett, TE, Texas A&M
This is a west coast offense, they need a dynamic tight end to succeed.
26. Jacksonville Jaguars-Geno Hayes, OLB, Florida State
A perfect selection by the team that may overtake the Colts very shortly.
27. New York Giants-Trevor Laws, DT, Notre Dame
They still don't have the dominate playmaker at defensive tackle.
28. Miami Dolphins (via Chargers)-Alex Mack, C, Cal
It's time to start refreshing that offensive line, this is the best interior lineman available.
29. Dallas Cowboys-Kennan Burton, WR, Kentucky
Crayton couldn't catch a cold Sunday, and TO is aging rapidly.
30. Indianapolis Colts-Eugene Monroe, OT, Virginia
Their offensive line was bruised and battered this season, they need someone opposite Ugoh.
31. Green Bay Packers-Jamaal Charles, RB, Texas
A different kind of pace back for Ryan Grant, plus can be the starter if Grant is a fluke.
32. New England Patriots-Ezra Butler, OLB, Nevada
Let me not mince words, if Butler ends up a Patriot he will be a star.


ROUND 3
1. Miami Dolphins-Adrian Arrington, WR, Michigan
As of right now, is there anyone other then Ginn Jr for John Beck to throw to?
2. St Louis Rams-Derek Harvey, DE, Florida
A speedy defensive end who would do wonders on that indoor race track in St Louis.
3. Atlanta Falcons-Steve Justice, C Wake Forest
The Falcons need to be able to protect their quarterbacks, especially up the middle.
4. New England Patriots (via Raiders)-Dominique Rogers-Cromartie, CB, Tennessee State
They always seem to restock corners year in and year out.
5. Kansas City Chiefs-Adam Kraus, G, Michigan
To say they need to completely overhaul their offensive line is like saying the Titanic had a minor water problem.
6. New York Jets-Red Bryant, DT, Texas A&M
They still need a dominating nose tackle for their 3-4.
7. San Francisco 49ers-Phil Loadholt, OT, Oklahoma
Loadholt is a man child who blocks his edge by taking up half the field.
8. Buffalo Bills (via Ravens)-Chad Rinehart, G, Northern Iowa
They do need some help on the offensive line, kid could be molded beautifully.
9. Cincinnati Bengals-Pat Sims, DT, Auburn
Folks have been running up the middle on the Bengals this year.
10. New Orleans Saints-John Carlson, TE, Notre Dame
He's not Antonio Gates, but he's at least some sort of target for Brees.
11. Buffalo Bills-Dustin Keller, TE, Purdue
Everett may never play again, and they need this position.
12. Minnesota Vikings (via Broncos)-Barry Richardson, OT, Clemson
Tavaris Jackson needs some protection so he can throw the ball to someone.
13. Carolina Panthers-Joe Flacco, QB, Delaware
They're patient and the end up getting the QB who may end up being the best of his class.
14. Chicago Bears-Tom Zbikowski, S, Notre Dame
Their safeties have routinely gotten themselves hurt year after year.
15. Detroit Lions-Carl Nicks, OT, Nebraska
When was there a point in the season when Jon Kitna wasn't running for his life?
16. Arizona Cardinals-Tony Hills, OT, Texas
They need to keep Pretty Boy Floyd protected from that vaunted Rams pass rush.
17. Minnesota Vikings-Craig Steltz, S, LSU
It would definitely make for an interesting secondary in Minnesota.
18. Houston Texans-Ray Rice, RB, Rutgers
This would be a complete steal at this point in the draft.
19. Philadelphia Eagles-Calais Campbell, DE, Miami
Campbell is a monster, now if only the Eagles could start his motor.
20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers-Colt Brennan, QB, Hawaii
Garcia can be used as a mentor and Gruden can try molding a rookie quarterback for once.
21. Washington Redskins-Marcus Griffin, S, Texas
Far enough back he shouldn't be expected to be Sean Taylor, but these are Redskin fans.
22. Cleveland Browns-Brian Robiskie, WR, Ohio State
A kid with connections to the franchise, gives Anderson a nice number two.
23. Pittsburgh Steelers-Jamie Silva, S, Boston College
Troy is close to retirement already, they need his understudy.
24. Tennessee Titans-Frank Okam, DT, Texas
They may lose Haynesworth in the offseason and they love Texas players.
25. Seattle Seahawks-Erik Young, G, Tennessee
Part of their problem is they no longer have any decent interior linemen.
26. Jacksonville Jaguars-Wesley Woodard, S, Kentucky
Their safeties are getting older, Woodard fits this defense like a glove.
27. New York Giants-Antoine Cason, CB, Arizona
Even with their improved play, their secondary needs some youth.
28. Chicago Bears (via Chargers)-DJ Hall, WR, Alabama
If Bernard Berrian stays in Chicago I'll shit a brick.
29. Dallas Cowboys-Allen Patrick, RB, Oklahoma
Julius Jones is going to be gone via free agency.
30. Indianapolis Colts-Quentin Groves, DE, Auburn
Their defense needs some new blood, Groves is perfect for their scheme.
31. Green Bay Packers-Roy Schuening, G, Oregon State
This is about the time the Packers restock the shelves of their offensive line.
32. New England Patriots-Michael Hamlin, S, Clemson
A spunky player who could learn a great deal from Rodney Harrison.


ROUND 4
1. Miami Dolphins-Mike Hart, RB, Michigan
You don't know how healthy Ronnie Brown is going to be, good solid backup.
2. St Louis Rams-John David Booty, QB, USC
I'm up in there air as to what Booty can do in the NFL, he didn't have receivers at USC.
3. Atlanta Falcons-Joe Burnett, CB, UCF
Their secondary may intercept a lot, but they get torched a lot too.
4. Oakland Raiders-Dre Moore, DT, Maryland
Warren Sapp has retired, they need a defensive tackle to take his spot.
5. Kansas City Chiefs-Phillip Merling, DE, Clemson
No telling if they can keep Allen, but they do need capable backups.
6. New York Jets-Lavelle Hawkins, WR, Cal
Crochery and Coles are nice, but there needs to be a third option somewhere.
7. San Francisco 49ers-Jacky Claude, G, Florida State
You have the outside set, time to bulk up the interior of it.
8. Baltimore Ravens-Jonathan Goff, ILB, Vanderbilt
They have so many holes, they can only fill one at a time.
9. Cincinnati Bengals-Ben Moffitt, ILB, South Florida
They need to be thinking defense repeatedly in this draft, oh and don't draft convicts.
10. New Orleans Saints-Earl Bennett, WR, Vanderbilt
You have to give Brees some playmakers in order for him to make plays, BOOM!
11. Buffalo Bills-Dorien Bryant, WR, Purdue
I keep hearing from Buffalo they need a big play receiver, well here's a choice.
12. Denver Broncos-Cody Wallace, C, Texas A&M
An excellent choice as he has the raw talent that can be molded to their taste.
13. Carolina Panthers-Josh Morgan, WR, Virginia Tech
They continue to attempt to find that option other then Steve Smith.
14. Chicago Bears-James Davis, RB, Clemson
A running back who is already accustomed to playing second fiddle.
15. Detroit Lions-Chris Johnson, RB, East Carolina
Perhaps he can manage to do something Kevin Jones has yet to do, stay healthy.
16. Arizona Cardinals-Bruce Davis, OLB, UCLA
A very talented linebacker, someone who can be all over the field.
17. Minnesota Vikings-Jack Ikegwuonu, CB, Wisconsin
Should stay in school, least he's drafted by a team that will utilize him.
18. Houston Texans-Shannon Tevaga, G, UCLA
Well, they wanted a wall to be built in Texas.
19. Philadelphia Eagles-Heath Benedict, OT, Newberry
I love this kid, and should be a huge fan favorite in Philadelphia.
20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers-Mike McGlynn, OT, Pitts
They are still trying to find that second tackle to protect their quarterbacks.
21. Washington Redskins-Curtis Gatewood, OLB, Vanderbilt
They need to continue to build up a linebacking corps that doesn't know where Rocky will be.
22. Cleveland Browns-Michael Johnson, DE, Georgia Tech
Johnson's size and speed are way too tempting to pass up at this stage.
23. Pittsburgh Steelers-Terrance Taylor, DT, Michigan
The Steelers don't draft for need all the time, they love staying loaded.
24. Tennessee Titans-Quentin Demps, S, UTEP
They play the Colts twice a year, they need all kinds of secondary help.
25. Seattle Seahawks-Kory Lichtensteiger, C, Bowling Green
Again we go back to their interior line where there is the constant sucking.
26. Jacksonville Jaguars-Dennis Dixon, WR, Oregon
This allows them versatility in what Dixon could do for this team.
27. New York Giants-Chris Ellis, DE, Virginia Tech
Yes, they are stacked, but Strahan is getting closer to retirement.
28. San Diego Chargers-J Leman, ILB, Illinois
Their defense has come on these last few weeks, but their linebackers need weapons.
29. Dallas Cowboys-Jason Jones, DE, Eastern Michigan
A special kind of player that can play defensive end or outside linebacker.
30. Indianapolis Colts-Beau Bell, ILB, UNLV
If they end up with Bell it will be a fucking crime.
31. Green Bay Packers-John Greco, OT, Toledo
One can never be too safe about the safety of the Farve.
32. New England Patriots-Owen Schmitt, FB, West Virginia
There may be no better fit for the Patriots in this draft then Schmitt.


ROUND 5
1. Kansas City Chiefs (via Dolphins)-Shawn Crable, OLB, MIchigan
2. St Louis Rams-Jermichael Finley, TE, Texas
3. Atlanta Falcons-Dantrelle Savage, RB, Oklahoma State
4. Denver Broncos (via Raiders)-Donnie Avery, WR, Houston
5. Kansas City Chiefs-Kirk Elder, G, Texas A&M
6. New York Jets-Trae Williams, CB, South Florida
7. San Francisco 49ers-Adarius Bowman, WR, Oklahoma State
8. Baltimore Ravens-No pick due to spplemental Draft
9. Cincinnati Bengals-Justin King, CB, Penn State
10. New Orleans Saints-Terrell Thomas, CB, USC
11. Buffalo Bills-Thomas DeCoud, S, Cal
12. Denver Broncos-Titus Brown, DE, Mississippi State
13. Chicago Bears (via Panthers)-Andre Fluellen, DT, Florida State
14. Buffalo Bills (via Bears)-DeMario Pressley, DT, North Carolina State
15. Detroit Lions-Jasper Brinkley, ILB, South Carolina
16. Arizona Cardinals-Simeon Castille, S, Alabama
17. Minnesota Vikings-Jaison Williams, WR, Oregon
18. Houston Texans-Chris Harrington, DE, Texas A&M
19. Philadelphia Eagles-Peyton Hillis, FB, Arkansas
20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers-Cory McKeon, ILB, Nebraska
21. New York Jets (via Redskins)-Phillip Wheeler, OLB, Georgia Tech
22. Cleveland Browns-Max Unger, C, Oregon
23. Pittsburgh Steelers-Jacob Hester, FB, LSU
24. Tennessee Titans-Pedro Sosa, OT, Rutgers
25. Seattle Seahawks-Erik Ainge, QB, Tennessee
26. Jacksonville Jaguars-Spencer Laron, ILB, Arizona
27. New York Giants-Branden Albert, G, Virginia
28. San Diego Chargers-Wallace Gilberry, DE, Alabama
29. Dallas Cowboys-Drew Radovich, G, USC
30. Indianapolis Colts-David Vobora, OLB, Idaho
31. Green Bay Packers-Martin Rucker, TE, Missouri
32. New England Patriots-Marcus Monk, WR, Arkansas

8 comments:

SayHey Kid said...

5 Rounds eh?? Your gonna make this years draft weekend be alittle more fun than usual.

I doubt the Raiders will trade to acquire McFadden. They have a fairly decent running game as it is. They need to improve that D, especially now that Sapp is "retired"

I also have doubts that the Jets will push for McFadden. They also have a decent running game. But your right, Mangina will look to blindside the Pats every which way he can. Let the draft Mindfuck begin.

If Jason Garrett is hired as the new HC in baltimore, he will most likely draft a QB. I like Brian Brohm with this pick

After a long talk with my brother, I am a believer in this pick. The Bears Oline wasnt hurt but they played poorly. Time to replace the best name in football. John Tait.

We have no choice not but Daucet, since Super Mario decided to go back in school (Or at least thats what I thought i heard on my ride to work this morning). Still a fantastic pick

I dont think we need help at the safety position, at least not as much help as we do on the Oline. Im kinda shocked with this one.

Samer said...

Two things:

(1) The mind f***ing is almost certainly going both ways in the Pats-JEST blood feud. You could make the argument that there's no way the JEST will let the Pats get McFadden--but that's implying that the Pats *want* McFadden. I'm not saying they do or they don't, but remember that the Pats are all about value in their system. Given that (A) they'll be getting Morris back at the start of next season, and (B) they will likely still have one of the best WR corps in the NFL, McFadden's value at #7 is a very debatable proposition.

(2) Out of curiosity--why do you think Owen Schmitt is the best fit for the Pats? [I'm not sure I disagree completely, but I do think he would fit in in New England.]

Shane Rollins said...

SHK, you misunderstood what I wrote. I meant teams would trade up with the Raiders to acquire McFadden, not point in the Raiders going up a spot or two for him.

Yeah, Tyson Jackson stayed in school after this draft literally about an hour after I finished it.

Samer-This is true, but I think every team in the country would cringe if the Patriots drafted the best offensive playmaker in this draft. The Jets cannot afford to take that chance that the Patriots will not draft him.

As for Owen Schmitt, the Pats love folks who can do multiple things, which I think Schmitt can do. I also think his personality and his love for football fits the type of player they want on their team.

Steve said...

All I have to say is F Laurnitis...he was going to be an all-pro for the Pats for the next 8 years...damnit college with your girls and your beer...

Andrew said...

Hey there. Not to sound like a jerk but I was just wondering if you were aware that your draft order was wrong. For instance the Bengals do have the 9th pick overall but there are like 7 teams that had a 7-9 record so the order rotates each round. So the bengals move to the back of the list of the 7-9 teams and select like 14th or 15th in the second round.

Now on from the technical stuff to opinion stuff I think you did a pretty good job overall with your picks but I disagree with your Bengals second round pick of an OT. The Bengals set a franchise record for sacks allowed at 17. Which as I am sure you know is fantastic. So I say the earliest the Bengals select an o-lineman would be 4h or 5th round. I say second round looks more like DL, LB or possibly but hopefully not TE.

Hope this does not make you mad just wanted to point a few things out to better help out your draft. Also I would love for Pat sims to drop to us in the 3rd round but we would be lucky if he dropped to us in the 2nd honestly.

Keep up the good work

Andrew

Shane Rollins said...

Not at Andrew, I heard something like that but I haven't been able to get the confirmation from the NFL Draft site. I know some mocks have it just straight, others not so much, but come back next week and it should be fixed.

Now as for selecting the OT, it's because Willie Anderson is getting up there in years and with the plethora of tackles available this year I think getting one now is the best option at that point in the draft.

As for Sims, he's almost a mystery at this point. There is some hype about him, but some are still hesitant. I think the combine will make or break him, and of course others. He can easily jump those above him on my list with a great combine.

Alex said...

Hey. I like most of your picks but i do diagree with a few of them. For example; "Calais Campbell","Antoine Cason" those 2 have been projected to first rounders. I mean if they do happen to drop that much it would be a steal pick in that round. I also been hearing some reports that miami pick up qb Matt Ryan with the first pick. As a miami fan i'd really hate to see this. I feel their are better qb's out there then ryan. Maybe a chad henne from michigan. I mean he may not be a mobile qb but hes a strong armed pocket passer with some killer accuracy. We need to beef up our defense with some lineman and secondary picks. I wouldn't mind picking up antoine cason instead of flowers in the 2nd round. Also mcfadden going to jets wouldnt suprise me. I'd hate to go against mcfadden twice a year but i feel felix jones will have a better nfl career then mcfadden will.

Shane Rollins said...

Those who think Matt Ryan will be number one are picking him since some experts ranks him the number one player in the draft. They forget when Bill Parcells was the HC of Dallas and had the decision making power (as much as he can in D) he drafted a defensive player in the first round each year. I too believe Cason will be the better pro, but with him and Calais folks have many players ranked as 1-2 rounders, but don't take into account there are only so many picks. In that sense this is what I think WILL happen more so then what I would do.