Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Three Round Mock w/ Trades



1 **Arizona** QB Matt Leinart USC
Needing a franchise QB (and an identity) the Cards leapfrog Titans and Jets to get the only one available. Give up #4, 3rd in '06 and 1st in '07.
2 Tennessee OT D'Brickashaw Furguson Virginia
Titans have a lot of needs after a salary cap purge in '05. They go with BPA, a franchise LT to replace an aging Brad Hopkins.
3 NY Jets RB Reggie Bush* USC
Reggie is too tempting to pass up. A star in the making in the big NY market--gets shown the ropes by a future HOF'er.
4 **Houston (from Arizona) OT Johnathan Scott Texas
Texans miss out on Furguson by moving down, but have no problem with landing another stud LT instead.
5 ***Denver*** DE Mathias Kiwanuka Boston College
Broncos take advantage of 49ers many needs, get the premier DE in this draft. SF gets marginal value with #19,31 and an '07 pick.
6 Baltimore OT Marcus McNeil Auburn
No matter who ends up quarterbacking this team will be glad to see big Marcus upfront. Won't hurt the power run game either..
7 New Orleans LB A.J. Hawk Ohio State
AJ can cover, tackle, and rush off the edge. An upgrade either inside or outside linebacker. But what city will he be playing in?
8 Green Bay RB DeAngelo Williams Memphis
Green and Davenport are free-agents and often hurt. DeAngelo has hands and blocks well, and a slightly better fit in the WCO than Maroney.
9 Miami OLB Chad Greenway Iowa
Dolphins have the luxury of going BPA on defense as well as need here. Chad's internship behind Junior Seau should be short.
10 Cleveland DE Mario Williams* NC State
Mario is a beast, and a perfect fit at end in Romeo Crennell's scheme.
11 Oakland DT Haloti Ngata* Oregon
Scouts' jaws will drop when they see this guy run and jump at his size (6-4, 345). Raiders are very old along the line.
12 St. Louis CB/S Jimmy Williams Virginia Tech
Williams is an upgrade at both positions for the Rams. He'll probably get a look at CB before settling at FS for a long time.
13 Buffalo DT Rodrique Wright Texas
Bills are in a tough spot with some salary cap decisions looming. Sam Adams isn't young, and depth is questionable at DT.
14 ****San Diego (from Detroit) WR Santonio Holmes* Ohio State
Detroit moves this pick to San Diego for QB Phillip Rivers. Santonio can take some pressure off Brees and LT with his playmaking ability.
15 Minnesota RB Laurence Maroney* Minnesota
Vikings get a steal here. Laurence should give whoever is coaching him a boost in the running game.
16 Philadelphia DE Tamba Hali Penn State
Hali and Kearse could really put the hurt on NFC East QBs. ND Kalu can go back to situational work.
17 Kansas City WR Derek Hagan Arizona State
KC needs a legit target in the passing game. Hagan doesn't have many weaknesses, if any.
18 New England CB Tye Hill Clemson
This might seem high for hill, but he should time extremely well, and plays tougher than his size indicates.
19 ***S.F. (from Denver via Wash) TE Vernon Davis* Maryland
Any offensive weapon will be welcomed at this point. Oft-injured Eric Johnson is a free-agent after '06 and isn't the athlete Vernon is.
20 San Diego OT Eric Winston Miami
The defense is holding up their end of the bargain. Winston should help solidfy an offensive line that needs consistency.
21 Jacksonville LB Ahmad Brooks* Virginia
Brooks is a bigtime boom or bust prospect. The Jags have shown that they have no problem rolling the dice on a beast.
22 Chicago LB Demeco Ryans Alabama
Ryans is a perfect fit as a Derrick Brooks OLB in Lovie Smith's cover 2.
23 Tampa Bay OT Jeremy Trueblood Boston College
The Bucs have been looking for solidarity along the line since drafting Kenyatta Walker. Trueblood should be an upgrade.
24 NY Giants CB Devin Hester* Miami
Will Allen is a free agent. Hester is one of the few CBs that could match Allen's speed. He'll also add to the return game.
25 Atlanta DT Gabe Watson Michigan
Watson is an anchor in the middle. He will take up blocks so Kerney and co. can make plays.
26 Dallas S Michael Huff Texas
Huff will rise after the combine with CB speed and good instincts at safety. Dallas can use that athleticism in centerfield.
27 Seattle WR Jason Hill* Washinton State
Hill has solid size for a WR and that natural type athleticism and RAC ability to provide a consistent threat for Hasselbeck.
28 Carolina OG Max Jean-Gilles Georgia
Carolina has shown they're ready and willing to pay the price for great linemen both in the draft and free agency. Smashmouth football.
29 Cincinnati S Darnell Bing* USC
Darnell will bring another element to this up-and-coming team. A substantial upgrade in talent over Ohalete at SS.
30 Pittsburgh C Greg Eslinger Minnesota
Its been plug and play with the stellers for the past decade. It all starts up front and Eslinger would provide another cog in the machine.
31 ***S.F. (from Denver) DL Jesse Mahelona Tennessee
Mahelona would play end in Mike Nolan's 3-4 defense. Bryant Young's eventual replacement.
32 Indianapolis OG Davin Joseph Oklahoma
Its not the "sexy" pick, but Peyton Manning will think Joseph looks just fine lined up in front of him in a Colt uniform.




ROUND TWO


1 Houston RB LenDale White* USC
2 Tennessee QB Jay Cutler Vanderbilt
3 NY Jets OT Daryn College Boise State
4 Arizona TE Marcedes Lewis UCLA
5 San Francisco OLB Elvis Dumervil Louisville
6 Baltimore DT Claude Wroten LSU
7 New Orleans CB Alan Zamaitis Penn State
8 Green Bay CB Ashton Youboty* Ohio State
9 Miami CB Demario Minter Georgia
10 Cleveland OLB Bobby Carpenter Ohio State
11 Oakland ILB Abdul Hodge Iowa
12 St. Louis OLB Thomas Howard UTEP
13 Buffalo OT Winston Justice* USC
14 Detroit TE Leonard Pope* Georgia
15 Minnesota CB Darrell Hunter Miami-Ohio
16 Philadelphia C Mike Degory Florida
17 Kansas City QB Drew Olson UCLA
18 New England RB Joseph Addai LSU
19 Washington DE Daryl Tapp Virginia Tech
20 San Diego DB Jason Allen Tennessee
21 Jacksonville RB Leon Washington Florida State
22 Chicago FS Roman Harper Alabama
23 Tampa Bay CB Kelly Jennings Miami
24 NY Giants S Greg Blue Georgia
25 Atlanta DE Kamerion Wimbley Florida State
26 Dallas T/G Andrew Whitworth LSU
27 Seattle FS Pat Watkins Florida State
28 Carolina WR Hank Baskett New Mexico
29 Cincinnati CB Will Blackmon Boston College
30 Pittsburgh OLB Manny Lawson NC State
31 Denver WR Todd Watkins BYU
32 Indianapolis LB AJ Nicholson Florida State




ROUND THREE


1 Houston OLB Parys Haralson Tennessee
2 Buffalo (from Tenn) CB Cedrick Griffin Texas
3 NY Jets DE Eric Henderson Georgia Tech
4 **Houston (from Arizona) DE Manase Hapoi Washington
5 San Francisco WR Brad Smith Missouri
6 N.E. (from Baltimore) S Nate salley Ohio State
7 Houston (from N.O.) OG Rob Sims Ohio State
8 Green Bay OT Ryan O'Callaghan California
9 Miami WR Jonathan Orr Wisconsin
10 Cleveland OT Joe Toledo Washington
11 Oakland DE Frostee Rucker USC
12 St. Louis TE Joe Klopfstein Colorado
13 Buffalo TE Dominique Byrd USC
14 Detroit LB D'Qwell Jackson Maryland
15 Minnesota QB Brodie Croyle Alabama
16 Philadelphia WR Mike Hass Oregon State
17 Kansas City DT Broderick Bunkley Florida State
18 New England WR Jason Avant Michigan
19 Washington TE Tim Day Oregon
20 San Diego C Nick Mangold Ohio State
21 Jacksonville CB Tim Jennings Georgia
22 Chicago WR/TE Matt Trannon Michigan State
23 Tampa Bay DT Johnathan Lewis Virginia Tech
24 NY Giants WR Skyler Green LSU
25 Atlanta FS Anthony Smith Syracuse
26 Dallas QB Reggie McNeil Texas A&M
27 Seattle DT Orien Harris Miami
28 Carolina DE Barry Cofield Northwestern
29 Cincinnati TE David Thomas Texas
30 Pittsburgh CB Anwar Phillips Penn State
31 Denver OG Mark Setterstrom Minnesota
32 Indianapolis CB Gerrick McPherson Maryland





*underclassmen


**trades


Draft order based on team records as of November 15th.

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