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  • My first mock (with analysis)

    My first go at a mock this year, read and discuss if you so wish.


    1. Miami Dolphins - Glenn Dorsey - DT - LSU

    Miami are ranked dead last against the run and the Dolphins get a top player to address the situation and build the defense around long term.

    2. St. Louis Rams - Jake Long - OT - Michigan

    With Orlando Pace gone, the Rams despite their star studded offense have struggled badly due to a lack of protection.

    3. New York Jets - Chris Long - DE - Virginia

    The Jets are dead last in sacks and last against the run. They will need to generate much more pressure up front if they ever want to challenge New England.

    4. New England Patriots (f/SF) - Darren McFadden - RB – Arkansas

    The Pats can afford a luxury pick and McFadden only adds yet another dimension to a star studded team as well as some excellent insurance for Laurence Maroney who will more than likely suffer niggling injuries throughout the year.

    5. Oakland Raiders – DeShaun Jackson – WR - California

    With Jamarcus Russell starting next year the Raiders will need a big play threat to bring out the best in Russell.

    6. Cincinnati Bengals – Calais Campbell – DE – Miami (Fl.)

    The Bengals are 28th in pass defense, Justin Smith may bolt in free agency next year and they generally lack defensive playmakers, so this one is a no brainer.

    7. Atlanta Falcons - Andre Woodson - QB – Kentucky

    The Falcons need a franchise QB and Woodson is the general consensus top QB likely to be available.

    8. Minnesota Vikings - Matt Ryan - QB - Boston College

    The Tarvaris Jackson experiment was a disaster, and if the Vikes could get a decent QB to take pressure off Adrian Peterson, he could become even more dangerous than he already is, which wouldn’t bode well at all for NFL defenses.

    9. Arizona Cardinals – Kenny Philips – S – Miami (Fl.)

    The Cardinals don’t have any glaring needs and for years have often went drafting for need instead of BPA. They change the trend this year and draft Philips to give them one of the top safety corpses in the league.

    10. New Orleans Saints - Keith Rivers - OLB – USC

    The Saints are 29th in passing and anything right now would be an upgrade on anyone currently starting in their linebacker corpse who have been destroyed in pass coverage and have struggled at attacking the QB.

    11. Baltimore Ravens - Brian Brohm - QB – Louisville

    Steve McNair has struggled big time this year and will be calling it a day anytime soon. Kyle Boller is a decent backup at best, and Troy Smith doesn’t have the intangibles to step up. A franchise QB is paramount for the Ravens.

    12. Kansas City Chiefs - Ryan Clady - OT - Boise State

    Damon Huard has been sacked the fourth most in the whole league and for the Chiefs to progress long term they’ll need to provide decent protection for Brodie Coyle or whoever else may be under center and also Larry Johnson is also averaging an uninspiring 3.5 yards per carry.

    13. Houston Texans - Jonathan Stewart - RB – Oregon

    For Matt Schaub to become the QB the Texans want him to be they need to get him as many playmakers as possible and a steady running game.

    14. Carolina Panthers - Dan Connor - OLB - Penn. State

    With the top QBs and Kenny Philips off the board, the Panthers opt for a long term replacement for Dan Morgan who simply can’t stay healthy.

    15. Denver Broncos – James Laurinaitis – MLB – Ohio State

    Since Al Wilson’s departure Denver have been lacking a field general on defense, and have been also been terrible stopping the run.

    16. Chicago Bears - Early Doucet - WR – LSU

    Bernard Berrian is a free-agent, Muhsin Muhammad is done and the rest at WR are sub-par. Whoever becomes the new QB of the Bears is gonna need someone to throw to.

    17. Philadelphia Eagles - James Hardy - WR – Indiana

    All of the Eagle’s receivers are number 2s at best, and they have also as a team struggled in the red-zone, something which may become even more of a problem if LJ Smith decides to bolt in free-agency. This pick helps rectify the situation and give either McNabb or Kolb a new weapon who will make pivotal plays.

    18. Seattle Seahawks - Steve Slaton - RB - West Virginia

    Shaun Alexander has fallen victim to the Madden curse and is starting to age. Slaton is a good option here.

    19. Dallas Cowboys (f/CLE) - Malcolm Kelly - WR – Oklahoma

    Terry Glenn is old and hurt, T.O is still making plays but starting to age and Patrick Crayton is probably best as a slot receiver. This gives Dallas a good long term weapon for Tony Romo and helps round out their receiving corpse for the foreseeable future.

    20. Tampa Bay Bucanneers - Adarius Bowman - WR - Oklahoma State

    Joey Galloway despite still producing the goods can’t go on forever, Jeff Garcia’s arrival has saw an improvement in Ike Hilliard’s game, but he is also getting old, and with the younger generation in Michael Clayton and Maurice Stovall simply not cutting it, some young blood

    21. Buffalo Bills - Sedric Ellis - DT – USC

    The Bills D-Line is not the worst you will ever see, but it could certainly do with some playmakers currently sitting 30th in sacks recorded.

    22. San Diego Chargers - Frank Okam - DT – Texas

    The Chargers probably need a LB more, but there is not any player at that position worth the 23rd pick. Okam can come in and serve as a ready replacement for the ageing Jamal Williams.

    23. Washington Redskins - Quentin Groves - DE – Auburn

    Washington was last in sacks in 2006 and opted to upgrade the secondary in order to improve the pass defense. The Redskins have had trouble getting to the QB in big games (Patriots and Giants for example) and a stud D-Line may well push help Washington become one of the elite pass defenses in the NFL.

    24. Tennessee Titans - Mario Mannigham - WR – Michigan

    VY may well be struggling, but any QB outside the elite would also struggle with what he has.

    25. New York Giants - Malcolm Jenkins - CB - Ohio State

    If the Giants want to be able to challenge Dallas for the NFC East crown, they are going to have to do a better job of shutting down the Cowboys passing game.

    26. Jacksonville Jaguars - DJ Hall - WR – Alabama

    The Jags have struggled to find consistency at Wideout and Hall has played well without much consistency at the QB position in college so he’ll be much more likely to contribute than Matt Jones or Reggie Williams did.

    27. Detroit Lions - Aqib Talib - CB – Kansas

    The Lions have saw their secondary torched several times now this year and with Chicago and Minnesota highly likely to upgrade their QB position for the 2008, then upgrading will be a high priority for Matt Millen.

    28. Pittsburgh Steelers - Michael Oher - OT/G – Mississippi

    Alan Faneca is most likely gone in free-agency, so Oher fills the hole left.

    29. San Francisco 49ers (f/IND) - Derrick Harvey - DE – Florida

    Bryant Young is old and they lack a stud across from him which is evident in the amount of sacks and forced fumbles recorded by the team. Teams are also having plenty of time to pass on them with the Niners ranking dead last in interceptions.

    30. Green Bay Packers - Felix Jones - RB – Arkansas

    In order to help groom Aaron Rodgers into a solid starter a steady running game is necessary.

    31. Dallas Cowboys - DeJuan Tribble - CB - Boston College

    The Cowboys lack a stud across from Terrence Newman and even then some solid depth is also a requirement with the Cowboys struggling without Newman in the secondary which was evident prior to his return.
    Last edited by giantsfanmike; 11-13-2007, 04:15 PM.

  • #2
    cool. I kind of like it. Do you think Travis Beckum will come out and do you think he would be viable for the Packers?

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    • #3
      reading through it again, I think this is really a great comprehensive first round mock. major props.
      suggestions: Not sure about Frank Okam, though also not sure who else they would take. Nobody in their back seven covered any of the Colts in the second half sunday night, so that might be viable.
      also, going back to the Packers--I like Felix Jones, but not sure how much they will. Heck they might draft a guy like Vernon Gholston if he slides that far.

      really a super job.

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      • #4
        Seems pretty good
        Walter got PWN3D
        Rams GM

        Picks
        2. Jake Long, OT, Michigan
        33.Cliff Avril, DE, Purdue
        65.Tom Zbikowski, S, Notre Dame
        101.Tavares Gooden, LB, Miami
        137.Dennis Dixon, QB, Oregon
        168.Maurice Purify-WR-Nebraska
        180.Justin Forsett-RB-Cal
        217.
        252.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by starqb14 View Post
          reading through it again, I think this is really a great comprehensive first round mock. major props.
          suggestions: Not sure about Frank Okam, though also not sure who else they would take. Nobody in their back seven covered any of the Colts in the second half sunday night, so that might be viable.
          also, going back to the Packers--I like Felix Jones, but not sure how much they will. Heck they might draft a guy like Vernon Gholston if he slides that far.

          really a super job.
          I thought Felix Jones was going to stay in college another year so he gets some time as a starter away from the shadow of McFadden.

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