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03-15-2006, 12:01 PM
Sports Illustrated Mock Draft No. 3:

Mock NFL Draft No. 3 Pick Team Pos. Player College Class Ht. Wt. 1 http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2006/03/texans_30-1.gif RB Reggie Bush USC Jr. 6-0 200 The bottom 31 slots in this first round might wind up looking vastly different between now and the April 29 draft, but I'm convinced Bush and the Texans are a marriage that's going to last. At least until I start hearing that Houston is seriously entertaining offers to trade down. 2 http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2008/02/jets_30-1.gif(trade) QB Matt Leinart USC Sr. 6-5 225 Now that the Saints have signed Drew Brees and don't need the best quarterback available at this spot, look for the Jets to move up and get the former Heisman Trophy winner. Although they did work out a deal with Chad Pennington, this is too good an opportunity to turn down. 3 http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2006/03/titans_30-1.gif QB Jay Cutler Vanderbilt Sr. 6-4 228 Nobody had more buzz coming out of Indy than Cutler, and I'm sticking with the idea that the hometown Titans are intrigued with keeping the Vandy star in Nashville. But having Mario Williams sitting there for the taking is going to really test Tennessee's belief in Cutler. 4 http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2008/02/saints_30-1.gif(trade) DE Mario Williams N.C. State Jr. 6-7 285 Since the quarterback spot seems to be settled, the Saints need to replace free-agent defensive end Darren Howard, who signed a big deal with the Eagles. Williams is a rare physical specimen who could be a matchup problem for opposing defenses. 5 http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2006/03/packers_30-1.gif DT Haloti Ngata Oregon Jr. 6-5 345 With the Packers re-signing defensive end Aaron Kampman, they now turn their attention to the defensive interior, where the run-stuffing Ngata is the best the draft has to offer. Taking the draft's blue-chip offensive tackle, Virginia's D'Brickashaw Ferguson, would also be a sound top-five strategy. 6 http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2006/03/49ers_30-1.gif OT D'Brickashaw Ferguson Virginia Sr. 6-5 295 We can't think of a better way to aid in the development of second-year franchise quarterback Alex Smith than a cornerstone left tackle to protect his backside for the foreseeable future. 7 http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2008/02/raiders_30-1.gif QB Vince Young Texas Jr. 6-5 235 Given that the Raiders have failed at landing Daunte Culpepper, this move makes too much sense. As crazy as it would have sounded on the morning of Jan. 5 after his Rose Bowl showing, if Young slips past the Raiders, it's possible he could fall entirely out of the top 10. 8 http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2006/03/bills_30-1.gif LB A.J. Hawk Ohio State Sr. 6-1 240 In London Fletcher and Jeff Posey, the Bills have a couple of starting linebackers who are past their 30th birthdays. Hawk had great showings at both the combine and his pro day, and he's an impact addition for a defense that tumbled a long way in the league rankings in 2005. 9 http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2006/03/lions_30-1.gif DB Michael Huff Texas Sr. 6-1 205 We're going to go out on a limb and predict that the Lions won't be taking a first-round receiver for the fourth consecutive year. Huff is a versatile talent who had a solid top 10 ranking coming out of the combine. If the Lions get tempted by anyone on

16 http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2008/02/dolphins_30-1.gif OT Eric Winston Miami Sr. 6-7 315 The Dolphins' top choice to fill their need at OT was Winston Justice, who we have going just ahead of them. That means Miami will have to make do with a different Winston, the one who starred for the Hurricanes in Coral Gables. Nick Saban could also lean on his SEC ties and select Auburn OT Marcus McNeill.


03-15-2006, 12:06 PM
I would realy rather us get a DB in the first

03-15-2006, 12:22 PM
I would realy rather us get a DB in the first

Agreed, or a LB