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Pennington's Rocket Arm
03-01-2006, 02:36 PM
1 - Houston - Reggie Bush, HB, USC
2 - New Orleans - Matt Leinart, QB, USC
3 - Tennessee - Jay Cutler, QB, Vanderbilt
4 - N.Y. Jets - D'Brickashaw Ferguson, T, Virginia
5 - Green Bay - Mario Williams, DE, NC State
6 - San Francisco - Vernon Davis, TE, Maryland
7 - Oakland - A.J. Hawk, LB, Ohio State
8 - Buffalo - Michael Huff, S, Texas
9 - Detroit - Haloti Ngata, DT, Oregon
10 - Arizona - Deangelo Williams, RB, Memphis
11 - St. Louis - Vince Young, QB, Texas
12 - Cleveland - Chad Greenway, LB, Iowa
13 - Baltimore - Jimmy Williams, DB, Virginia Tech
14 - Philadelphia - Chad Jackson, WR, Florida
15 - Atlanta - Laurence Maroney, RB, Minnesota
16 - Miami - Manny Lawson, DE/LB, NC State
17 - Minnesota - Lendale White, RB, USC
18 - Dallas - Winston Justice, OT, USC
19 - San Diego - Ko Simpson, S, South Carolina
20 - Kansas City - Ernie Sims, LB, FSU
21 - New England - Santonio Holmes, WR, Ohio State
22 - Denver f/WAS - Sinorice Moss, WR, Miami (FL)
23 - Tampa Bay - Broderick Bunkley, DT, FSU
24 - Cincinnati - Mathias Kiwanuka, DE, Boston College
25 - N.Y. Giants - Gabe Watson, DT, Michigan
26 - Chicago - Leonard Pope, TE, Georgia
27 - Carolina - Max Jean-Giles, G, Georgia
28 - Jacksonville - Tamba Hali, DE, Penn State
29 - Denver - Darnell Bing, S, USC
30 - Indianapolis - Joseph Addai, RB, LSU
31 - Seattle - Demeco Ryans, LB, Alabama
32 - Pittsburgh - Tye Hill, CB, Pittsburgh

Eric-Honduras
03-01-2006, 02:42 PM
good stuff...

I dont think in any way Young drops that far. no way he gets past all those teams looking at QBs.. raiders, cards, jets..
Tye Hill i think we drafted mid 1st round.. he only increased his value.


i hope Lawson will be there for us at 16. Addai should move up like you have it there..

McNeil and Scott in the 2nd round....nice..

Finsfan79
03-01-2006, 02:50 PM
12 - Cleveland - Chad Greenway, LB, Iowa

Lawson or Bunkley should be their pick a NT or a OLB. Greenway killed his stock honestly.

WelcomeBack
03-01-2006, 03:05 PM
I really do hope Lawson is there when we pick. One note I have, IMO, Darnell Bing won't get drafted in the first without a huge pro day.

Motion
03-01-2006, 03:09 PM
Nice

Although I'd switch Huff and Ngata. And wouldn't put Greenway so high.

flintsilver7
03-01-2006, 03:27 PM
1 - Houston - Reggie Bush, HB, USCI'm not even sold on Reggie Bush as the best running back in this draft and a "can't-miss" prospect. Houston needs offensive linemen and defensive help. In a perfect world, they trade down.

2 - New Orleans - Matt Leinart, QB, USC Probably an accurate pick.

3 - Tennessee - Jay Cutler, QB, Vanderbilt Maybe. Tennessee has far more pressing needs, I think. I still find it amusing that Cutler has improved his stock so drastically by really not doing much of anything positive.

4 - N.Y. Jets - D'Brickashaw Ferguson, T, Virginia Maybe. The Jets have far more pressing needs, such as a running back as well as a quarterback. It would be unlikely that they would not take Young if he were here.

5 - Green Bay - Mario Williams, DE, NC State Again, while everybody has this projection, Green Bay has one outstanding Pro Bowl DE and another one that's steadily improving. DE is among the least of their needs, with the possible exception of WR. The "best player available" mentality does not apply to a team with this many holes.

6 - San Francisco - Vernon Davis, TE, Maryland Though injuries are a concern for Eric Johnson, he's among the best player on the 49ers. It's unlikely they would take him over any of the far more pressing needs - many of which have excellent prospects available.

7 - Oakland - A.J. Hawk, LB, Ohio State Probably a good pick if he's around. Oakland needs defense. However, if Young were here, all bets are off.

8 - Buffalo - Michael Huff, S, Texas Probably a good pick as well. Buffalo's safeties are older than Jesus (except Coy Wire).

9 - Detroit - Haloti Ngata, DT, Oregon Probably a good pick. Detroit needs defensive help. *Again*, however, if Young were here, all bets are off.

10 - Arizona - Deangelo Williams, RB, Memphis Arizona is more likely to go defense, I think. This is more of a toss-up.

11 - St. Louis - Vince Young, QB, Texas Why would St. Louis take a quarterback? Until Bulger leaves that team, they aren't taking Young. The Rams are going to be needing defense at almost every position.

12 - Cleveland - Chad Greenway, LB, Iowa Cleveland needs offense a little bit more. Chad Jackson or LenDale White are pretty good options here.

13 - Baltimore - Jimmy Williams, DB, Virginia Tech Probably a good pick. Baltimore has some pretty old cornerbacks. The CBA weighs into this as well.

14 - Philadelphia - Chad Jackson, WR, Florida Another WR is definitely a need for Philadelphia. However, depending on the status of Westbrook, an RB is possible. Very few players have successfully recovered from Lis Franc sprains.

15 - Atlanta - Laurence Maroney, RB, Minnesota This assumes that Warrick Dunn is cut, correct? Because I would think they need passing options more. I mean, it's possible, but Atlanta's running game has been its strength, and will probably continue regardless of who they sign or release.

16 - Miami - Manny Lawson, DE/LB, NC State Miami isn't drafting a defensive end. I'd say an offensive tackle or even a safety is far better. Cornerbacks are possible were they to be available.

17 - Minnesota - Lendale White, RB, USC Minnesota could use him, but it's doubtful he'll drop here.

18 - Dallas - Winston Justice, OT, USC While tackle isn't a bad pick for them, they could probably use a safety or definitely a middle linebacker.

19 - San Diego - Ko Simpson, S, South Carolina Given San Diego's situation, I think they're going to go WR here. It's a need and there will likely be better options available.

20 - Kansas City - Ernie Sims, LB, FSU KC also needs receivers. Linebacking, at this point, is one of their strengths, with Derrick Johnson and Kendrell Bell.

21 - New England - Santonio Holmes, WR, Ohio State Depends highly on what they do in free agency. If Givens comes back, it's unlikely. If a running back is available (Please not LenDale White) they'll likely go that direction. Defense is also a possibility.

22 - Denver f/WAS - Sinorice Moss, WR, Miami (FL) Probably a good pick.

23 - Tampa Bay - Broderick Bunkley, DT, FSU Probably a good pick.

24 - Cincinnati - Mathias Kiwanuka, DE, Boston College Probably a good pick. Actually, this would be a fantastic pick for them.

25 - N.Y. Giants - Gabe Watson, DT, Michigan They need a linebacker much more than a tackle. Umenyiora and Strahan are still pretty solid in stopping the run on that line, which makes DT adequate for the time being.

26 - Chicago - Leonard Pope, TE, Georgia Desmond Clark is one of the better receiving options on their team. They need a quarterback and more receiving more than a tight end. I don't know what their options are, but the best offensive player here likely will be picked since their offense/defense balance is so lopsided.

27 - Carolina - Max Jean-Giles, G, Georgia Not a bad pick. I would think it would make more sense for them to make a move on a running back. Free agency will have a huge impact on their pick.

28 - Jacksonville - Tamba Hali, DE, Penn State Jacksonville needs a tight end and a more reliable running back before Hali. Additionally, I don't think Hali will be on the board here. Jacksonville doesn't have a lot of glaring needs. Again, free agency will have an impact on this pick.

29 - Denver - Darnell Bing, S, USC Not a bad pick. Denver needs a replacement for Lynch. Bing isn't it, but he's not bad all the same. He might be a stretch for the first round.

30 - Indianapolis - Joseph Addai, RB, LSU This depends largely on the CBA and free agency. I don't know who they would go, but Addai is a stretch in the first round and I think they'll find another option either with James or a veteran free agent.

31 - Seattle - Demeco Ryans, LB, Alabama Not a bad pick. Seattle doesn't have very many needs, so I can't really say.

32 - Pittsburgh - Tye Hill, CB, Pittsburgh Pittsburgh has no really glaring needs - if it's possible, they might draft a franchise-type of running back. It's hard to toss Willie Parker away all the same. I doubt CB is a good pick for them, given that Taylor, Colclough and McFadden are all young and all look pretty good. That's why they let Townsend go.

Then again, I'm horrible at projecting drafts, as I'm only capable of adding question marks to the average mock draft.

Pennington's Rocket Arm
03-01-2006, 03:31 PM
you use too many "perfect world" scenarios flint. teams don't go strictly by need in the first. even teams with "so many holes."

Motion
03-01-2006, 03:32 PM
Wow, that definitely took some major time to separate every quote like that. :D

Mile High Fin
03-01-2006, 03:50 PM
Wow, that definitely took some major time to separate every quote like that. :D

No doubt...

:lol:

Kthurmus23
03-01-2006, 03:50 PM
Don't see Young dropping that far, and cant see the phins taking a DE.

Motion
03-01-2006, 03:53 PM
Don't see Young dropping that far, and cant see the phins taking a DE.

Lawson will be a OLB in the NFL. And thats about right for Young.

Pennington's Rocket Arm
03-01-2006, 03:56 PM
lawson is a perfect fit for the 3-4 standing DE. good size and speed, and just adds to the front 7 depth we need.

Skeet84
03-01-2006, 04:14 PM
Thats a nice Mock. I only really question the Joesph Addai pick

playmaker1
03-01-2006, 04:18 PM
i like this mock, not so sure about Maroney or Young, but nice. I would be happy with this

RonnieB23
03-01-2006, 04:23 PM
No chance we pick Lawson over Justice, not after the combine he had, Tackle is just a bigger need and this a deep draft for both position. I think Young will be going to Oakland. I Like the mock, one of the best i've seen.

Skeet84
03-01-2006, 04:25 PM
No chance we pick Lawson over Justice, not after the combine he had, Tackle is just a bigger need and this a deep draft for both position. I think Young will be going to Oakland. I Like the mock, one of the best i've seen.


Well we need lb's for a 3-4 and Manny could be a very good one with alot of speed to rush the QB. Capers is gunna have some very nice blitz packages for us!

flintsilver7
03-01-2006, 05:38 PM
you use too many "perfect world" scenarios flint. teams don't go strictly by need in the first. even teams with "so many holes."
It's not that they're perfect world scenarios. If a team can get a very good prospect at a position they need or an excellent prospect at a position they don't need, I think that's an easy decision. I know most of the mindset behind the "best player available" approach to drafting. However, with few exceptions, if there is a clear answer to that question they are likely gone by that time.

Taking the best player available is usually a long-term prospect. You might be able to do this with the hopes of getting something in return for either the player you're drafting or the player you're replacing. Investing is usually wise, but if teams don't address needs they aren't going to contend.

The best player available usually fits teams with no glaring needs. San Francisco taking a tight end is nonsensical because they need defense ultimately more than anything else. Common sense tells you that if you don't address your needs in the draft, you need to address them in free agency. Teams with greater need usually build through the draft. The additional problem is that drafted players do not always become what they're advertised as. For every Heath Miller, there's a Kellen Winslow Jr. out there. San Francisco would run the risk of drafting a bust at a position they really don't need. The potential risk associated with this move is far greater than the potential benefit. Additionally, it doesn't particularly help them win.