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Flyer22
03-30-2006, 07:29 PM
1. Houston Texans- Reggie Bush, RB USC
Houston’s biggest need is at O-line and they have a decent running back in Domanick Davis, but it’s hard to pass up on the most explosive player in the draft. Bush, winner of the Heisman Trophy, can beat teams as a halfback, wide receiver, or return man. He has the speed to break any play into a huge gain, and Houston simply cannot ignore a player of his caliber.

2. New Orleans Saints- Mario Williams, DE NC State
The Saints were originally a lock to take Matt Leinart, but their acquisition of San Diego cast-off Drew Brees changed that. With too many needs to fill, they will take the best player available. That player is Mario Williams, an unheralded beast out of North Carolina State. Super Mario has an amazing blend of size and athleticism and could become one of the premier defensive ends in the NFL.

3. Tennessee Titans- Matt Leinart, QB USC
With Steve McNair close to retirement, the Titans need a quarterback of the future. Matt Leinart is the best signal caller in the draft, and will likely be mentored by McNair. Leinart will be reunited with his old offensive coordinator Norm Chow, who left USC and joined the Titans’ coaching staff.

4. New York Jets- Jay Cutler, QB Vanderbilt
The Jets restructured Chad Pennington’s contract and signed Patrick Ramsey, but the quarterback position is still a question mark. What happens if Pennington gets hurt again, or never lives up to his former self? Ramsey is a serviceable backup, but Cutler would be the choice for the future. He is a mobile quarterback (Vanderbilt ran an option offense before the last two seasons) and has the arm strength and accuracy to succeed at the next level.

5. Green Bay Packers- A.J. Hawk, OLB Ohio State
Whatever Brett Favre decides to do this year, he won’t be the face of Green Bay much longer. The Packers need a new leader, and they will find one on the defensive side of the ball. A.J. Hawk is a fast, physical linebacker with the ability to make everyone around him play better. The anchor of Ohio State’s prolific defense last year, Hawk will put the team on his back and do whatever it takes to win.

6. San Francisco 49’ers- Vernon Davis, TE Maryland
Nothing helps a developing quarterback more than a big, sure receiver. As evidenced by last season, Alex Smith needs all the help he can get. Vernon Davis has freakish athleticism- he’s 263 lbs. and still ran a 4.38 40-yard dash. He holds six school strength records, and is arguably the best tight end prospect since Tony Gonzales.

7. Oakland Raiders- Vince Young, QB Texas
With Kerry Collins gone, Oakland has no quarterbacks with enough skill to start. Young has been riding hype since his amazing Rose Bowl victory, but scouts are starting to see the flaws in his game. A great runner but a raw passer, Young is a “boom or bust” prospect and a risky pick.

8. Buffalo Bills- D’Brickashaw Ferguson, OT Virginia
Ferguson is the best offensive lineman in the draft, and the Bills will take him immediately if he falls this far. Buffalo has bigger needs, but Ferguson is definitely the best player available. He has a rare blend of size, speed, and smarts a franchise offensive tackle needs.

9. Detroit Lions- Haloti Ngata, DT Oregon
The Lions are in dire need of a playmaker on defense, and Ngata fits the bill perfectly. He is a hulking athlete who is as hard to block as his name is to pronounce. The biggest knock on Ngata is that he isn’t very consistent, but if the Lions coaching staff can address this he will be a star.


10. Arizona Cardinals- Michael Huff, S Texas
Huff played both cornerback and safety at Texas, and was second in importance only to Vince Young on the Longhorns’ championship squad. The Cardinals gave up too many passing yards last season, and Huff can cause turnovers and lock up opposing receivers.

11. St. Louis Rams- Tye Hill, CB Clemson
Tye Hill’s stock shot up at the Senior Bowl and Combine, where he played bigger than his 5’10” frame and shut down opponents. The Rams need a speedy defensive back who can cause turnovers, and Hill will accomplish this despite his lack of height.

12. Cleveland Browns- Brodrick Bunkley, DT Florida State
The Brown’s biggest need is defensive line, which has been lacking talent for seasons. New head coach Romeo Crennel will be looking for a playmaker there, and Bunkley is a force who can stuff the run and put pressure on the opposing quarterback.

13. Baltimore Ravens- Lendale White, RB USC
Jamal Lewis is a good back, but his off-fiald problems and skill decline put the Ravens in the market for a good back. White is a bruiser who could make an immediate impact in goal-line situations. Then, when Lewis leaves, White will be ready to assume the starting role.

14. Philadelphia Eagles- Winston Justice, OT USC
Justice did an excellent job protecting Matt Leinart’s weak side at USC, and should help keep Donovan McNabb injury-free. Philadelphia also needs an outside linebacker, but no prospect at that position has the skill to warrant this pick.

15. Denver Broncos (from Atlanta)- Santonio Holmes, WR Ohio State
Denver moved up in a three-team trade with the Falcons and Jets. The Brocos have no true #1 receiver, and Rod Smith is at the end of his career. Holmes was a stud at Ohio State and his speed and route-running could wreak havoc on opposing defenses.

16. Miami Dolphins- Jimmy Williams, S Virginia Tech
Like Michael Huff, Williams could play cornerback or safety. He was originally ranked ahead of Tye Hill, but a so-so Combine showing lowered his stock. The Dolphins need a young safety, and Williams is a playmaker who could contribute right away.

17. Minnesota Vikings- Laurence Maroney, RB Minnesota
The Vikings have many backup running backs, but no starters. DeAngelo Williams is a safer pick, but Maroney is a hometown hero with both speed and strength.

18. Dallas Cowboys- Chad Jackson, WR Florida
Jackson helped Florida make a splash in Urban Meyer’s first season as head coach, and will help the Cowboys with his excellent speed and hands. The Cowboys’ biggest deep play threat was Keyshawn Johnson, and his departure leaves a gaping hole.

19. San Diego Chargers- Marcus McNeil, OT Auburn
The Chargers need to build up their offensive line to protect Philip Rivers. McNeil is a 6’7” monster who anchored Auburn’s stellar O-line over the last two seasons. The Chargers other need is at wide receiver, but Santonio Holmes and Chad Jackson will likely be gone before their pick.

20. Kansas City Chiefs- Tamba Hali, Penn State
The Chiefs porous defense cost them many games and a possible playoff spot last season. Adding a stud defensive end like Hali would put pressure on the quarterback and allow the defensive backs to cause turnovers. Hali is a bit undersized but has an uncanny ability to penetrate and get sacks.

21. New England Patriots- Chad Greenway, OLB Iowa
The Patriots have an aging defense, and Greenway is exactly their type of player. He is fast and physical, with the intelligence to direct the defense. Greenway is always involved in the play and is this draft’s best coverage linebacker.

22. Denver Broncos (from Washington)- Gabe Watson, DT Michigan
The Broncos have the privilege of picking two players in the first round, and Watson is a likely choice here. He never lived up to his potential on the underachieving Wolverines, but showed flashes of brilliance and can be coached up to stardom.

23. Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Ernie Sims, OLB Florida State
Sims has been compared to Derrick Brooks throughout his career, so he is an obvious choice to replace the aging Brooks when Tampa’s pick comes around. Sims is very fast and has unusually good hands for a linebacker. This adds up to another turnover machine on the Bucs’ stifling defense.

24. Cincinnati Bengals- Leonard Pope, TE Georgia
The Bengals had an explosive offense last season, and Pope could be the last piece in the Super Bowl puzzle. He was a pass-catching machine at Georgia, and would thrive against defenses geared toward stopping Chad Johnson.

25. New York Giants- Bobby Carpenter, OLB Ohio State
Bobby Carpenter, the Buckeyes’ other linebacker, was often overlooked because of A.J. Hawk’s stellar play. His father, Rob Carpenter, was once a running back for the Giants, and the family tradition could continue. He is an intense player with a killer instinct that would rejuvenate New York’s poor defense.

26. Chicago Bears- Jonathan Joseph, CB South Carolina
The Bears will look to add some weapons for quarterback Rex Grossman, but cornerback is a huge need. Jerry Azumah is a decent but aged starter, and the blazing Joseph (who ran a 4.31 40-yard dash at the Combine) will add to what was already a powerful defense.

27. Carolina Panthers- Marcedes Lewis, TE UCLA
The Panthers lack a decent tight end, and Lewis’ contributions to UCLA’s surprising success last season won’t be overlooked. Quarterback Jake Delhomme will do well with a sure target to throw to as the Panthers will attempt to make another playoff run.

28. Jacksonville Jaguars- Max Jean-Gilles, OG Georgia
Jean-Gilles was Georgia’s best offensive lineman last season, and the Jaguars will be looking for a guard to protect quarterback Byron Leftwich.

29. New York Jets (from Atlanta)- DeAngelo Williams, RB Memphis
The Jets would normally look for a tackle here, but would jump immediately if Williams falls. He has been compared to Curtis Martin, and would ride the bench and learn the ropes until Martin’s retirement.

30. Indianapolis Colts- DeMeco Ryans, OLB Alabama
The Colts’ biggest need is at running back, but there is a huge drop-off after Bush, White, Maroney, and Williams. Ryans is undersized for a linebacker, but would add speed and leadership the Indianapolis’ defense.

31. Seattle Seahawks- Mathias Kiwanuka, DE Boston College
Kiwanuka was once considered a top-fifteen pick, but an injury before the Combine dropped his stock quite a bit. A steal at Seattle’s pick, his strength and pass-rushing abilities would make an immediate impact on the Seahawk’s D-line.

32. Pittsburgh Steelers- Sinorice Moss, WR Miami
With the loss of Plaxico Burress last year and, most recently, Antwaan Randle-El, the Steelers have a gaping hole at wide receiver. Moss, a short but speedy deep threat from Miami , would strike a great balance with Super Bowl MVP Hines Ward.

my 2 cents
03-30-2006, 08:47 PM
1. Houston Texans- Reggie Bush, RB USC
Houston’s biggest need is at O-line and they have a decent running back in Domanick Davis, but it’s hard to pass up on the most explosive player in the draft. Bush, winner of the Heisman Trophy, can beat teams as a halfback, wide receiver, or return man. He has the speed to break any play into a huge gain, and Houston simply cannot ignore a player of his caliber.

2. New Orleans Saints- Mario Williams, DE NC State
The Saints were originally a lock to take Matt Leinart, but their acquisition of San Diego cast-off Drew Brees changed that. With too many needs to fill, they will take the best player available. That player is Mario Williams, an unheralded beast out of North Carolina State. Super Mario has an amazing blend of size and athleticism and could become one of the premier defensive ends in the NFL.

3. Tennessee Titans- Matt Leinart, QB USC
With Steve McNair close to retirement, the Titans need a quarterback of the future. Matt Leinart is the best signal caller in the draft, and will likely be mentored by McNair. Leinart will be reunited with his old offensive coordinator Norm Chow, who left USC and joined the Titans’ coaching staff.

4. New York Jets- Jay Cutler, QB Vanderbilt
The Jets restructured Chad Pennington’s contract and signed Patrick Ramsey, but the quarterback position is still a question mark. What happens if Pennington gets hurt again, or never lives up to his former self? Ramsey is a serviceable backup, but Cutler would be the choice for the future. He is a mobile quarterback (Vanderbilt ran an option offense before the last two seasons) and has the arm strength and accuracy to succeed at the next level.

5. Green Bay Packers- A.J. Hawk, OLB Ohio State
Whatever Brett Favre decides to do this year, he won’t be the face of Green Bay much longer. The Packers need a new leader, and they will find one on the defensive side of the ball. A.J. Hawk is a fast, physical linebacker with the ability to make everyone around him play better. The anchor of Ohio State’s prolific defense last year, Hawk will put the team on his back and do whatever it takes to win.

6. San Francisco 49’ers- Vernon Davis, TE Maryland
Nothing helps a developing quarterback more than a big, sure receiver. As evidenced by last season, Alex Smith needs all the help he can get. Vernon Davis has freakish athleticism- he’s 263 lbs. and still ran a 4.38 40-yard dash. He holds six school strength records, and is arguably the best tight end prospect since Tony Gonzales.

7. Oakland Raiders- Vince Young, QB Texas
With Kerry Collins gone, Oakland has no quarterbacks with enough skill to start. Young has been riding hype since his amazing Rose Bowl victory, but scouts are starting to see the flaws in his game. A great runner but a raw passer, Young is a “boom or bust” prospect and a risky pick.

8. Buffalo Bills- D’Brickashaw Ferguson, OT Virginia
Ferguson is the best offensive lineman in the draft, and the Bills will take him immediately if he falls this far. Buffalo has bigger needs, but Ferguson is definitely the best player available. He has a rare blend of size, speed, and smarts a franchise offensive tackle needs.

9. Detroit Lions- Haloti Ngata, DT Oregon
The Lions are in dire need of a playmaker on defense, and Ngata fits the bill perfectly. He is a hulking athlete who is as hard to block as his name is to pronounce. The biggest knock on Ngata is that he isn’t very consistent, but if the Lions coaching staff can address this he will be a star.


10. Arizona Cardinals- Michael Huff, S Texas
Huff played both cornerback and safety at Texas, and was second in importance only to Vince Young on the Longhorns’ championship squad. The Cardinals gave up too many passing yards last season, and Huff can cause turnovers and lock up opposing receivers.

11. St. Louis Rams- Tye Hill, CB Clemson
Tye Hill’s stock shot up at the Senior Bowl and Combine, where he played bigger than his 5’10” frame and shut down opponents. The Rams need a speedy defensive back who can cause turnovers, and Hill will accomplish this despite his lack of height.

12. Cleveland Browns- Brodrick Bunkley, DT Florida State
The Brown’s biggest need is defensive line, which has been lacking talent for seasons. New head coach Romeo Crennel will be looking for a playmaker there, and Bunkley is a force who can stuff the run and put pressure on the opposing quarterback.

13. Baltimore Ravens- Lendale White, RB USC
Jamal Lewis is a good back, but his off-fiald problems and skill decline put the Ravens in the market for a good back. White is a bruiser who could make an immediate impact in goal-line situations. Then, when Lewis leaves, White will be ready to assume the starting role.

14. Philadelphia Eagles- Winston Justice, OT USC
Justice did an excellent job protecting Matt Leinart’s weak side at USC, and should help keep Donovan McNabb injury-free. Philadelphia also needs an outside linebacker, but no prospect at that position has the skill to warrant this pick.

15. Denver Broncos (from Atlanta)- Santonio Holmes, WR Ohio State
Denver moved up in a three-team trade with the Falcons and Jets. The Brocos have no true #1 receiver, and Rod Smith is at the end of his career. Holmes was a stud at Ohio State and his speed and route-running could wreak havoc on opposing defenses.

16. Miami Dolphins- Jimmy Williams, S Virginia Tech
Like Michael Huff, Williams could play cornerback or safety. He was originally ranked ahead of Tye Hill, but a so-so Combine showing lowered his stock. The Dolphins need a young safety, and Williams is a playmaker who could contribute right away.

17. Minnesota Vikings- Laurence Maroney, RB Minnesota
The Vikings have many backup running backs, but no starters. DeAngelo Williams is a safer pick, but Maroney is a hometown hero with both speed and strength.

18. Dallas Cowboys- Chad Jackson, WR Florida
Jackson helped Florida make a splash in Urban Meyer’s first season as head coach, and will help the Cowboys with his excellent speed and hands. The Cowboys’ biggest deep play threat was Keyshawn Johnson, and his departure leaves a gaping hole.

19. San Diego Chargers- Marcus McNeil, OT Auburn
The Chargers need to build up their offensive line to protect Philip Rivers. McNeil is a 6’7” monster who anchored Auburn’s stellar O-line over the last two seasons. The Chargers other need is at wide receiver, but Santonio Holmes and Chad Jackson will likely be gone before their pick.

20. Kansas City Chiefs- Tamba Hali, Penn State
The Chiefs porous defense cost them many games and a possible playoff spot last season. Adding a stud defensive end like Hali would put pressure on the quarterback and allow the defensive backs to cause turnovers. Hali is a bit undersized but has an uncanny ability to penetrate and get sacks.

21. New England Patriots- Chad Greenway, OLB Iowa
The Patriots have an aging defense, and Greenway is exactly their type of player. He is fast and physical, with the intelligence to direct the defense. Greenway is always involved in the play and is this draft’s best coverage linebacker.

22. Denver Broncos (from Washington)- Gabe Watson, DT Michigan
The Broncos have the privilege of picking two players in the first round, and Watson is a likely choice here. He never lived up to his potential on the underachieving Wolverines, but showed flashes of brilliance and can be coached up to stardom.

23. Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Ernie Sims, OLB Florida State
Sims has been compared to Derrick Brooks throughout his career, so he is an obvious choice to replace the aging Brooks when Tampa’s pick comes around. Sims is very fast and has unusually good hands for a linebacker. This adds up to another turnover machine on the Bucs’ stifling defense.

24. Cincinnati Bengals- Leonard Pope, TE Georgia
The Bengals had an explosive offense last season, and Pope could be the last piece in the Super Bowl puzzle. He was a pass-catching machine at Georgia, and would thrive against defenses geared toward stopping Chad Johnson.

25. New York Giants- Bobby Carpenter, OLB Ohio State
Bobby Carpenter, the Buckeyes’ other linebacker, was often overlooked because of A.J. Hawk’s stellar play. His father, Rob Carpenter, was once a running back for the Giants, and the family tradition could continue. He is an intense player with a killer instinct that would rejuvenate New York’s poor defense.

26. Chicago Bears- Jonathan Joseph, CB South Carolina
The Bears will look to add some weapons for quarterback Rex Grossman, but cornerback is a huge need. Jerry Azumah is a decent but aged starter, and the blazing Joseph (who ran a 4.31 40-yard dash at the Combine) will add to what was already a powerful defense.

27. Carolina Panthers- Marcedes Lewis, TE UCLA
The Panthers lack a decent tight end, and Lewis’ contributions to UCLA’s surprising success last season won’t be overlooked. Quarterback Jake Delhomme will do well with a sure target to throw to as the Panthers will attempt to make another playoff run.

28. Jacksonville Jaguars- Max Jean-Gilles, OG Georgia
Jean-Gilles was Georgia’s best offensive lineman last season, and the Jaguars will be looking for a guard to protect quarterback Byron Leftwich.

29. New York Jets (from Atlanta)- DeAngelo Williams, RB Memphis
The Jets would normally look for a tackle here, but would jump immediately if Williams falls. He has been compared to Curtis Martin, and would ride the bench and learn the ropes until Martin’s retirement.

30. Indianapolis Colts- DeMeco Ryans, OLB Alabama
The Colts’ biggest need is at running back, but there is a huge drop-off after Bush, White, Maroney, and Williams. Ryans is undersized for a linebacker, but would add speed and leadership the Indianapolis’ defense.

31. Seattle Seahawks- Mathias Kiwanuka, DE Boston College
Kiwanuka was once considered a top-fifteen pick, but an injury before the Combine dropped his stock quite a bit. A steal at Seattle’s pick, his strength and pass-rushing abilities would make an immediate impact on the Seahawk’s D-line.

32. Pittsburgh Steelers- Sinorice Moss, WR Miami
With the loss of Plaxico Burress last year and, most recently, Antwaan Randle-El, the Steelers have a gaping hole at wide receiver. Moss, a short but speedy deep threat from Miami , would strike a great balance with Super Bowl MVP Hines Ward.

That is one of the better mocks I have seen....Generally I think you are pretty close to where guys go. I still expect the Jets to try and move up to #2 to assure Lienart and they (Saints) can still get Williams at 4. #3 could then be Cutler, or Ferguson. Also I think Tamba Hali will drop to 30-45...just my opinion but his workouts have been less than stellar...but so have all the Penn St. guys that actually worked out (Zematis, Anwar Phillips, Harrell and Robinson) with the exception of Calvin Lowry.

Roman529
03-30-2006, 09:18 PM
D'Brickashaw won't drop to 8th. Otherwise OK. :wink: I would love Jimmy Williams from Va Tech!!!!!

blakeypremer
03-30-2006, 10:30 PM
IMO i dont think Ferguson will drop past 5, I think Ngata falls out of top 10, Sims doesnt fall to 23, and I think D williams wil go ahead of White, and Mercedes Lewis better not go ahead of my boy Sinorice Moss, but will see. Nice Job on the Mock

wazzy
03-30-2006, 10:41 PM
Solid Mock Draft but I think Saints are going to try and move down with there pick and if Super Mario is still around at 4 he will go to the Jets. I find it hard to believe Jets will draft Cutler when they have other wholes to fill. Also Ferguson going at 8 is a bit of a slide but anything is possible!

playmaker1
03-31-2006, 12:02 AM
I doubt Brick falls that far. I also dont think White and Maroney wont go before Williams. Just my opinion. But a good mock

motioncityhifi
03-31-2006, 12:28 AM
i just dont think the saints take williams at two. if they do thats 3 first round picks at the end position for them and thats alot of money tied up at one position. i think they are taking brick and pairing him with jammal brown to protect brees.

Flyer22
03-31-2006, 07:44 AM
Thanks for the feedback. In my defense, I thought long and hard about D'Brick going at #2 to the Saints or #4 to the Jets. I think he's the best player in the draft, but I see the Saints going defense. Also, I wrote this for my school paper here in NJ, so the uneducated Jets fans here would all be pissed if they took an O-lineman. :D

Tureo
04-02-2006, 09:20 PM
I think the colts might try to take a back and Minny looking at a rb picking right after us we have a shot to trade down with them to allow them to take the best back available