Wednesday, January 23, 2008

2008 NFL Mock Draft Rounds 1-5 Jan 23rd

We're beginning to get a better picture of who is being looked at favorably and who is letting their stock drop dramatically this week during Senior Bowl practices. Some of the players that I've been high on scouts and GMs are starting to come around about, which is always nice.

1. Miami Dolphins-Glenn Dorsey, DT, LSU
There's been a lot of talk that the Dolphins will take Matt Ryan first, I don't believe that for a second. Bill Parcells and their new coach are defensive people and they know they have to face the number one offense in the NFL two times a year. Glenn Dorsey is either the best, or at least in the conversation, defensive tackles to come out in the last five years.
2. St Louis Rams-Jake Long, OT, Michigan
There has been just as much talk about the Rams taking Chris Long over Jake Long, this is nonsense. The Rams were devastated this year, not just because of their defense, but because I don't know if they had an offensive lineman who didn't spend time on the injured list.
3. Atlanta Falcons-Darren McFadden, RB, Arkansas
I've thought about Ryan, but to be honest they've been burned on first round quarterbacks for pretty much their entire franchise history. Dunn isn't getting any younger and needs a replacement. McFadden has the possibility to be something really special.
4. Oakland Raiders-Chris Long, DE, Virginia
Ah, the legacy pick, and perhaps one of the best fitting picks in this entire draft. Chris Long can only play for the Raiders, he won't look right on any other team. I do hope the Raiders win the toss or what have you that gives them this pick as Chris Long was destined since birth to be an Oakland Raider.
5. Kansas City Chiefs-Ryan Clady, OT, Boise St
The Chiefs are a wildcard here at the fifth spot. I think teams may try dealing with them as the Chiefs SHOULD be looking for a starting tackle in the first round and after Jake Long any of the remaining four first round have so little difference between themselves.
6. New York Jets-Dan Connor, ILB, Penn State
The Jets are also a team that may or may not move down, it all depends (in my mind) if Darren McFadden is available or not. Dan Connor is now the top inside backer left in the draft since the Road Warrior decided to stay in school. There is a lack of quality inside linebackers in this draft, hence why he's drafted over a defensive tackle.
7. New England Patriots (via Niners)-Kenny Phillips, S, Miami
Without the Road Warrior, the Patriots can move their attention to another spot where their age is showing, safety. Rodney Harrison could retire when they win the Super Bowl next weekend which makes the safety position an immediate need for the Patriots. Kenny Phillips is head and shoulders above every other safety in this draft class.
8. Baltimore Ravens-Matt Ryan, QB, Boston College
The Ravens are the team that take the chance on Matt Ryan, who seems to be pissing everyone off this week with his choice to sit out the Senior Bowl. That decision probably cost Matt Ryan a good ten million dollars, if not more.
9. Cincinnati Bengals-Keith Rivers, OLB, USC
I thought about which direction the Bengals would go, defensive tackle or linebacker. Either way, they'd be drafting another USC Trojan. I went with Keith Rivers since he is probably the best outside linebacker in the draft, Sedrick Ellis can't say the same.
10. New Orleans Saints-Curtis Lofton, ILB, Oklahoma
The Saints need defense in the worst way, especially in the middle and we're talking every level of defense too. Some could argue that Lofton is better then Dan Connor, and I think those opinions will solidify after the Senior Bowl and Combine. Until then, I think the Saints will go after the linebacker before the defensive tackle.
11. Buffalo Bills-Sedrick Ellis, DT, USC
The Bills have more draft picks on this list then any other team, it's ridiculous how many picks they have this year. That being said I expect them to move up in many places cause of these extra picks. Sedrick Ellis is a special player, and including him on that defensive line would be a big boost for the Bills.
12. Denver Broncos-Jeff Otah, OT, Pitt
Protect Jay Cutler, that should be the mantra during the first round. After that they need some defenders to stop other teams. Jeff Otah can give the Broncos that left tackle protection every team needs. I don't put him in the elite level myself, but I think he could go this high to the Broncos.
13. Carolina Panthers-Brian Brohm, QB, Louisville
I'm back and forth on whether the Panthers will take a first round quarterback. If Brohm falls this far to them, I think they won't waste any time taking this pick. I don't know how Brohm will fair as a professional, but I do think he has the right mental makeup to succeed.
14. Chicago Bears-Sam Baker, OT, USC
Here are a few words describing the Bears offensive line as told by Bear fans. Old, decrypted, shitty, replaceable. Sam Baker is a damn fine tackle, and one that will be reliable for the next decade baring injury. I think he fits that Bears mentality very well and should be their pick without thought.
15. Detroit Lions-Aqib Talib, CB, Kansas
Talib has the ability to come in and be their best corner since the days of Night Train Lane. He is a special kind of talent at the corner position. Not one that will wow you with his physical ability, but watch his game tapes, this kind breaks on the ball like no one in years.
16. Arizona Cardinals-Kentwan Balmer, DT, North Carolina
With Balmer falling this far, the Cardinals have to put their running back plans on hold until the second round. He is a versatile player who gives them a lot of different options defensively, which the Wundertstaches will love. Now, he has the ability but I'm not completely sold yet on his motor.
17. Minnesota Vikings-Vernon Gholston, DE, Ohio State
An absolute steal at the 17th pick, Gholston fits that new Viking defensive mentality to a t. They've tried drafting defensive ends for years now with little success, this one I think has the chance to be a star in the NFL. He is the type of player who can take over games when he's motivated. The question then is, how does one motivate him?
18. Houston Texans-Rashard Mendenhall, RB, Illinois
They've been going defense in the first round for the last couple of years, and if Kenny Phillips had fallen to them they still would. With Phillips off the board though, they have to take Mendenhall who I feel has a very real and good opportunity to be the next big star in the NFL. He makes plays happen, don't believe me, watch the Rose Bowl and what he was able to do a few times against a defense filled with first day talent.
19. Philadelphia Eagles-DeSean Jackson, WR, Cal
Not the big receiver most think they need, but also brings that return ability to the team. Teams are beginning to realize how important it is to have a premier return man on your team, hell the Dolphins passed up a quarterback for one in last year's draft. This pick is made in the hopes it keeps Brian Westbrook healthier longer.
20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers-Mike Jenkins, CB, South Florida
Taking the local kid would be a wise move for the Buccaneers. He may have the most physical talents of any cornerback in the draft, and has that mentality that would fit in well with Chucky and his Buccs. He also gets time to learn from Ronde Barber before he follows in his twin's footsteps and retires.
21. Washington Redskins-Lawrence Jackson, DE, USC
I believe I was the first mock draft to call this pick, now everywhere I look everyone is following my lead and selection Lawrence Jackson for the Redskins. I wish Jackson could go to a better team that would appreciate him, but at least he is going to a team that desperately needs his services.
22. Dallas Cowboys (via Browns)-Jonathan Hefney, S, Tennessee
The first three draft picks of the Cowboys will likely be Safety, Offensive Tackle and Wide Receiver. Now I think the receiver will come in the second round, but between safety and tackle, I went with Hefney first since there are teams between their two picks who need a safety as well. I also wouldn't put it past them to trade up with Kansas City or the Jets so they can get Kenny Phillips.
23. Pittsburgh Steelers-Malcolm Kelly, WR, Oklahoma
Well, it isn't the big name wide receiver that Big Ben wanted but it is a hell of a wide receiver that they can give him. I'm not sold as much as others are on how he will play in the NFL, but he has all the physical tools needed to succeed. It would allow Holmes to move to slot, where he'd be much more dangerous.
24. Tennessee Titans-Limas Sweed, WR, Texas
No matter what I do, how many times I change my talent order or who drafts who the Tennessee Titans always seem to end up with Limas Sweed. Perhaps it is my subconscious making me put Longhorn with Longhorn, but I don't know. I think it's a great selection and definitely will help Vince Young's progression as a quarterback.
25. Seattle Seahawks-Jonathon Stewart, RB, Oregon
Shawn Alexander is more or less done in Seattle as he is merely a shell of his former self. Morris is a good, solid backup, but he isn't starting material. I think Stewart has a real chance to be the Fred Taylor of this draft, the reliable and constantly gaining yardage back who doesn't get the credit he rightfully deserves.
26. Jacksonville Jaguars-James Hardy, WR, Indiana
An absolute steal for the Jaguars at 26. If this many teams sleep on James Hardy it may end up being the biggest kicking oneself in the ass since teams passed up Randy Moss and Ladanian Tomlinson. Hardy is a one man Human Highlight Film, and the first real receiver Garrard will have as a starter.
27. San Diego Chargers-Beau Bell, ILB, UNLV
This is a tough spot for the Chargers as they only have the first round pick until the fourth round. I went with Beau Bell here since I think he's a far better linebacker the Jerod Mayo, and will be in the NFL as well. AJ Smith has been known to make picks that have folks scratching their heads, and he usually ends up being right.
28. Dallas Cowboys-Chris Williams, OT, Vanderbilt
Chris Williams is a solid offensive tackle. I wouldn't put him in the first round, but I don't think the Cowboys will stay this low either. Their line is just behind the Bears when it comes to certain aspects so I expect them to start rebuilding the line this year.
29. San Francisco 49ers (via Colts)-Early Doucet, WR, LSU
Doucet may be ideally suited for the Mike Martz style of offense so perhaps this selection will help Say Hey sleep better at night. He may be no Torry Holt or Issac Bruce, he can be a Kevin Curtis who will get you first downs when you need them, a Wes Welker if you will.
30. Green Bay Packers-Felix Jones, RB, Arkansas
If the playoffs showed us anything it's that the Packers may not be and shouldn't be completely sold on Ryan Grant, starting running back. Felix Jones has all the talent to succeed, and knows how supplement the main attraction until it's his turn for the light to be shown his way.
31. New York Giants-Erin Henderson, OLB, Maryland
Well, this Giant team may not be as bad as we all thought it was, but certain areas need improvement, one of them being outside linebacker. If Henderson is as good as the last two linebackers from Maryland (Jackson and Merriman) then he is an absolute steal for the Giants at the 31st pick of the draft.
32. New England Patriots-Forefit

1. Miami Dolphins-Reggie Smith, CB, Oklahoma
Another solid defensive player for a team that is going to be built around its defense.
2. St Louis Rams-Calais Campbell, DE, Miami
A physical steal in the second round if they can jumpstart his motor.
3. Oakland Raiders-Anthony Collins, OT, Kansas
They've been looking for that tackle solution for years, he's at least a solid tackle.
4. Kansas City Chiefs-Leodis McKelvin, CB, Troy St
Both of their starters are over the age of 30, time to get young, McKelvin shows real promise, though his competition is questionable.

5. New York Jets-Red Bryant, DT, Texas A&M
This kid is showing just how good he is this week at the Senior Bowl, he gets IT.
6. Atlanta Falcons-Andre Woodson, QB, Kentucky
A stretch, I don't think Woodson will be NFL ready for years.
7. Baltimore Ravens-Antoine Cason, CB, Arizona
Understand when I say he's very underrated I mean it with the utmost respect.
8. San Francisco 49ers-Josh Barrett, S, Arizona State
Barrett is a beast at safety, the Niners may not find one better for their defense.
9. New Orleans Saints-Pat Sims, DT, Auburn
Much like Bryant, he's definitely showing his stuff this week and proving that he deserves to be in the conversation of best defensive tackles in this draft.

10. Buffalo Bills-Terrell Thomas, CB, USC
Under appreciated, probably because he plays on a defense filled with talent.
11. Denver Broncos-Brandon Flowers, CB, Virginia Tech
I think he's a bit overrated, so it doesn't sadden me to have him go to Mile High.
12. Carolina Panthers-Derek Harvey, DE, Florida
An interesting pick, he has the athletic ability to give the Panthers the most athletic defensive end combo in the NFL.
13. Chicago Bears-Joe Flacco, QB, Delaware
I think this kid will be the wunderkid to come out of this draft and everyone will kick themselves over.
14. Detroit Lions-Eugene Monroe, OT, Virginia
They have serious offensive line problems, Monroe is a solid tackle who they can rely on, though he isn't a Joe Thomas by any stretch of the imagination.

15. Cincinnati Bengals-Marcus Harrison, DT, Arkansas
I'm not completely sold yet on Harrison, though he has the talent.
16. Minnesota Vikings-Kevin Ellison, S, USC
Much the same problem as Terrell Thomas, he will do wonders with the Vikings.
17. Atlanta Falcons (via Texans)-Robert Felton, G, Arkansas
They need some blockers to open up holes for Darren McFadden, why not a teammate?
18. Philadelphia Eagles-Tom Zbikowski, S, Notre Dame
Of course the Phily fans would love this pick, the kid is a boxer.
19. Arizona Cardinals-Kevin Smith, RB, UCF
I'm not sold on Kevin Smith, but having Edge gives them the luxury to take a chance on Smith, it's always tough to judge highly productive college running backs, especially at a small school.

20. Washington Redskins-Mario Manningham, WR, Michigan
The Redskins finally get that tall wide receiver they've been needing for years.
21. Tampa Bay Buccaneers-Ali Highsmith, OLB, LSU
A tremendous talent, who can be a great pupil under Derrick Brooks.
22. Pittsburgh Steelers-Chilo Rachal, G, USC
A fine replacement for Alan Faneca, one who has the tools to surpass him one day.
23. Tennessee Titans-Tracy Porter, CB, Indiana
We don't know yet whether or not Pacman will be back, better take no chances.
24. Seattle Seahawks-Fred Davis, TE, USC
The West Coast offense needs dynamic tight ends, who do the Seahawks have? Fred Davis very well may go onto the Seahawks and be their best receiver.

25. Cleveland Browns-Dre Moore, DT, Maryland
This kid is turning heads like no ones business this week. The three defensive tackles taken in round two could end up performing better then the round one defensive tackles.
26. Miami Dolphins (via Chargers)-Quentin Groves, DE, Auburn
He is much in the built and style of Jason Taylor, and would be his eventual successor.
27. Jacksonville Jaguars-Xavier Adibi, OLB, Virginia Tech
I'm not sold on Adibi, he's a bit undersized for my taste at outside linebacker.
28. Indianapolis Colts-Gosder Cherilus, OT, Boston College
His stock is dropping this week as he's getting killed during practice.
29. Green Bay Packers-Craig Steltz, S, LSU
A man who could reign havoc and unleash the dogs of war along side Atari Bigby.
30. Dallas Cowboys-Devin Thomas, WR, Michigan State
Devin Thomas smells like complete bust to me, but time will tell.
31. New York Giants-Trevor Laws, DT, Notre Dame
They need a defensive tackle to keep blockers off of Antonio Pierce.
32. New England Patriots-Jerod Mayo, ILB, Tennessee
Like I said before, not a big fan, but he has athletic talent and folks change when with the Patriots.

1. Miami Dolphins-Phil Loadholt, OT, Oklahoma
A massive mountain of a man, a good choice to block for Ronnie Brown.
2. St Louis Rams-Charles Godfrey, CB, Iowa
A good physical corner, something the Rams have needed since Dre Bly.
3. Kansas City Chiefs-Kennan Burton, WR, Kentucky
A steal, absolute steal, in the third round. On my own list, I'd put him in the top three.
4. New York Jets-Jamaal Charles, RB, Texas
I know, a bit of a stretch for the Jets here since they have Thomas Jones, but it gives them a change of pace.

5. Atlanta Falcons-Barry Richardson, OT, Clemson
You have a running back and quarterback, now it's time to protect them.
6. New England Patriots (via Raiders)-Darrell Robertson, OLB, Georgia Tech
This player is perfect for the Patriots due to his versatility.
7. San Francisco 49ers-Adam Kraus, G, Michigan
Michigan almost always produces solid offensive linemen, and Larry Allen is getting old.
8. Buffalo Bills (via Ravens)-Adrian Arrington, WR, Michigan
I've heard from Bills fans that they want a dynamic wide receiver, to me he is top five in this draft.
9. Buffalo Bills-Martellus Bennett, TE, Texas A&M
They need a tight end as one is hurt and Robert Royal hasn't done much for them.
10. Minnesota Vikings (via Broncos)-Kirk Barton, OT, Ohio State
I'm not sold on Barton, but he's apparently doing quite well this week at the Senior Bowl.
11. Carolina Panthers-Ray Rice, RB, Rutgers
Their running backs are always hurt, Rice could be a great surprise for them in the third round.
12. Chicago Bears-Marcus Griffin, S, Texas
His brother has done well in the NFL, and I always thought Marcus was the better player.
13. Detroit Lions-Jermichael Finley, TE, Texas
This depends on the type of offense the Lions go to, but they need a tight end.
14. Cincinnati Bengals-Carl Nicks, OT, Nebraska
Willie Anderson has been playing for ten years, bout time for that injury to hit.
15. New Orleans Saints-Dustin Keller, TE, Purdue
You have to know that Drew Brees misses an athletic tight end to throw to.
16. Houston Texans-Chad Rinehart, G, Northern Iowa
A great player with an even greater motor, a solid pick up for the Texans while they build that offensive line.
17. Philadelphia Eagles-Tony Hills, OT, Texas
A big wall to put between the defense and Kevin Kolb, and has experience for blocking for a back like Westbrook.
18. Arizona Cardinals-Heath Benedict, OT, Newberry
He's a diamond in the rough that Wisengrimm could mold to their taste.
19. Minnesota Vikings-Donnie Avery, WR, Houston
The fastest man in the draft, let him run it out and Jackson just bomb it.
20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers-Steve Slaton, RB, West Virginia
A HUGE stretch here, but he'd be use in certain formations and has the chance to make a big play.
21. Washington Redskins-Jamie Silva, S, Boston College
A solid safety, and far enough back to not have to deal with Sean Taylor comparisons...too much.
22. Tennessee Titans-Andre Fluellen, DT, Florida State
Another of the head turners at the Senior Bowl, could be devastating next to Haynesworth.
23. Seattle Seahawks-Mike Pollack, C, Arizona State
24. Cleveland Browns-Titus Brown, DE/OLB, Mississippi State
Showed real promise during the season, but undersized for a defensive end.
25. Pittsburgh Steelers-Allen Patrick, RB, Oklahoma
Willie Parker broke his leg, and Davenport is getting older, the smart pick would be Patrick.
26. Jacksonville Jaguars-Wesley Woodard, S, Kentucky
A kid who loves football, and it shows when he plays, would fit great with Jaguars.
27. Chicago Bears (via Chargers)-Erik Young, G, Tennessee
The rebuilding of the offensive line continues, should be a solid NFL player.
28. Green Bay Packers-Steve Justice, C, Wake Forest
One of my top five interior linemen of the draft, would be great fit for the Packers.
29. Dallas Cowboys-Geno Hayes, OLB, Florida State
Don't know where they would use him, but the kid will be all over the field.
30. Indianapolis Colts-Phillip Merling, DE, Clemson
Not sold on him, but could do very well in the Colts style of defense.
31. New York Giants-DeJuan Tribble, CB, Boston College
His stock is taking a free fall this week as he keeps getting burned.
32.New England Patriots-Justin King, CB, Penn State
King would be a great addition to the Patriots secondary who does nothing but reload.

1. Miami Dolphins-Vince Hall, ILB, Virginia Tech
A Parcells type middle linebacker, shouldn't last till the fourth, a steal if he does.
2. St Louis Rams-Ezra Butler, OLB, Nevada
He very well may end up being this draft's DeMeco Ryans, which is great news for the Rams.
3. New York Jets-Earl Bennett, WR, Vanderbilt
Their current receiving corps are mainly possession receivers, this is a horse of a different color and flavor all together.
4. Atlanta Falcons-DJ Hall, WR, Alabama
It may just be me, but their receiving corps is just missing something.
5. Oakland Raiders-Eddie Royal, WR, Virginia Tech
Fits into their style of offense, and is said to have the surest hands at the Senior Bowl.
6. Kansas City Chiefs-Matt Forte, RB, Tulane
Larry Johnson is coming off injury, and Kolby may not be the answer, late enough to take a chance.
7. Baltimore Ravens-Jonathon Goff, ILB, Vanderbilt
They want to move certain folks back to the outside, Goff enables them to do so.
8. San Francisco 49ers-Jack Ikegwuonu, CB, Wisconsin
An underrated corner who may be more of a solid nickle man in the NFL.
9. Denver Broncos-Frank Okam, DT, Texas
If they can get him to produce like he did two years ago, a steal.
10. Carolina Panthers-Lavelle Hawkins, WR, Cal
Everyone thinks they will draft a wide receiver in this draft, not sure why, but there ya go.
11. Chicago Bears-Mike Hart, RB, Michigan
Benson may not be the answer, and Peterson isn't purple Jesus.
12. Detroit Lions-James Davis, RB, Clemson
They say they want to focus more on running the ball, problem is Kevin Jones is always hurt.
13. Cincinnati Bengals-Dominique Rogers-Cromartie, CB/S, Tennessee State
He's been moved to safety this week, we'll see how he does there.
14. New Orleans Saints-Trae Williams, CB, South Florida
To say their secondary played horrible this season would be an understatement.
15. Buffalo Bills-Cody Wallace, C, Texas A&M
The best interior lineman on the board, something they need.
16. Philadelphia Eagles-Chris Johnson, RB, East Carolina
Brian Westbrook isn't getting much younger, and their other picks haven't panned out.
17. Arizona Cardinals-Ben Moffitt, ILB, South Florida
Should be all over the field for the Cardinals, if he can adjust to the speed.
18. Minnesota Vikings-Roy Schuening, G, Oregon State
He's finally starting to get some recognition during Senior Bowl week.
19. Houston Texans-Dwight Lowery, CB, San Jose State
An absolute steal in the fourth round, he'll be a star for the Texans.
20. Washington Redskins-Jacky Claude, G, Florida State
Their offensive line was banged up this year, this is more for depth then anything.
21. Tampa Bay Buccaneers-J Leman, ILB, Illinois
A kid that will go right to Jon Gruden's heart, should excel in the Tampa 2.
22. Seattle Seahawks-Shannon Tevaga, G, UCLA
Their interior line play was one of the reasons Alexander had the season he had.
23. Cleveland Browns-Shawn Crabble, OLB, Michigan
A local kid who dreams of playing for the Browns, hopefully his dreams will come true.
24. Pittsburgh Steelers-Ahtyba Rubin, DT, Iowa State
Finally getting some attention at Senior Week, could be a serious sleeper.
25. Tennessee Titans-Dorien Bryant, WR, Purdue
Yes, they have Sweed, but they steal need some receivers since they currently only have one.
26. Jacksonville Jaguars-Chad Henne, QB, Michigan
They only have Garrard and Gray on their roster as far as I know, late enough to take a chance on Henne.
27. San Diego Chargers-No Pick Due To Supplemental Draft
28. Green Bay Packers-John Greco, OT, Toledo
If Favre does come back next season, he needs protection and Greco could surprise people.
29. Dallas Cowboys-Justin Forsett, RB, Cal
Julius Jones will likely be let go in the offseason, I can see San Diego picking him up.
30. Indianapolis Colts-Jasper Brinkley, ILB, South Carolina
It's about that time that the Colts need to restock their linebacking shelves.
31. New York Giants-Brander Albert, G, Virginia
Their offensive line is beat to hell right now, which usually is a sign of age.
32. New England Patriots-Owen Schmitt, FB, West Virginia
I've said it before so I'll say it again, best player team fit next to Chris Long and the Raiders.

1. Kansas City Chiefs (via Dolphins)-Bruce Davis, OLB, UCLA
Donnie Edwards isn't getting any younger, Davis gives them serious athletic ability at the position.
2. St Louis Rams-Harry Douglas, WR, Louisville
For the first time in a while I think the Rams need some wide receiving help.
3. Atlanta Falcons-Curtis Gatewood, OLB, Vanderbilt
A solid linebacker who should have a long and fruitful career.
4. Denver Broncos (via Raiders)-Michael Johnson, DE, Georgia Tech
He knows how to make tackles for losses, but not sure if he's NFL material.
5. Kansas City Chiefs-Michael Hamlin, S, Clemson
I'm torn on Hamlin as I see promise there, Edwards can make that promise a reality.
6. New York Jets-John Carlson, TE, Notre Dame
A solid pick, especially in an offense that needs good tight ends to succeed.
7. San Francisco 49ers-Pedro Sosa, OT, Rutgers
Sosa is worth taking a chance on in the fifth, could compliment to Staley.
8. Baltimore Ravens-No Pick Due To Supplemental Draft
9. Chicago Bears (via Panthers)-Jordy Nelson, WR, Kansas State
I don't think Berrian will stay in Chicago, so time for a replacement.
10. Buffalo Bills (via Bears)-Corey McKeon, ILB, Nebraska
The Bills have so many picks, if they don't move up in the draft with them many will just be for roster depth.
11. Detroit Lions-Terrance Taylor, DT, Michigan
They saw their defensive tackle play decline as the season prolonged.
12. Cincinnati Bengals-Chris Ellis, DE, Virginia Tech
Another player I'm not completely sold at, he hasn't shown me to be a dominate defensive end.
13. New Orleans Saints-Jerome Simpson, WR, Coast Carolina
You have to give Drew Brees more targets if you want him to excel.
14. Buffalo Bills-Phillip Wheeler, OLB, Georgia Tech
An interesting player who can be a special teams hawk with his speed.
15. Denver Broncos-Kirk Elder, G, Texas A&M
Elder is a solid interior lineman who should fit in well with Denver's blocking scheme.
16. Arizona Cardinals-Martin Rucker, TE, Missouri
A more of a receiving tight end then what they currently have.
17. Minnesota Vikings-David Vobora, OLB, Idaho
Vobora is another one of my choices to be the DeMeco Ryans of this draft.
18. Houston Texans-Jason Jones, DE, Eastern Michigan
Jones has the physical tools to be a great compliment to Mario Williams.
19. Philadelphia Eagles-Chris Harrington, DE, Texas A&M
Jevon Kearse is getting up there in years, Harrington could be a successor.
20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers-James McClinton, DT, Kansas
It feels like they've been missing that dominate defensive tackle since Sapp left.
21. New York Jets (via Redskins)-Quintin Demps, S, UTEP
They play the Patriots twice a season, one can never have enough secondary for that purpose.
22. Cleveland Browns-Marcus Monk, WR, Arkansas
Monk's size is the most attractive aspect, his knee may still be a question though.
23. Pittsburgh Steelers-Kendall Langford, DE, Hampton
Another diamond in the rough, something the Steelers seem to find and mold beautifully.
24. Tennessee Titans-Thomas DeCoud, S, Cal
Much like the Dolphins and Jets playing the Patriots twice a year, the Titans have the Colts twice a year.
25. Seattle Seahawks-Josh Johnson, QB, San Diego
Hasselback isn't exactly getting older, and who really thinks Seneca Wallace is an NFL starter?
26. Jacksonville Jaguars-Joe Burnett, CB, UCF
One can never have enough cornerbacks when one plays against the Colts twice.
27. San Diego Chargers-Wallace Gilberry, DE, Alabama
A defensive end who makes tackles, lots of tackles, a rare find these days.
28. Green Bay Packers-Spencer Larsen, ILB, Arizona
This is more for depth then anything, Larsen can set himself apart with special team tackles.
29. Dallas Cowboys-Peyton Hillis, FB, Arkansas
If they plan on Marion Barber being their sole back, they need someone to lead block for him.
30. Indianapolis Colts-Jameel McClain, OLB/DE, Syracuse
A versatile player, one that can do outside linebacker or defensive end, the type of player Tony Dungy loves.
31. New York Giants-Kenny Iwebema, DE, Iowa
Strahan isn't getting any older so they need the backup to Osi and Tuck.
32. New England Patriots-Paul Hubbard, WR, Wisconsin
They'll likely lose at least one of their wide receivers in the off season.

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