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Fin Fan in Cali
04-14-2007, 02:19 PM
http://www.profootballweekly.com/PFW/NFLDraft/Draft+Extras/2007/mock041307.htm


Team concerns could adversely affect Lynch, Moss, Jarrett
By Nolan Nawrocki
April 13, 2007

Teams have begun meeting with their coaches and are either amidst or entering their final set of meetings to finalize their draft boards. Decision time is drawing nearer, and while teams have not completely settled on their targets, they are narrowing down their choices. With Draft Day barely two weeks away, the following is how we see the cards being called if the draft were held tomorrow. As is the case every year, we see a lot of bad picks about to be made, starting with the very first, but projections are based heavily on inside information and what we hear teams are planning to do, not what we think is best for teams.
With character and medical meetings beginning to take place, some players could be adversely affected, the way Jimmy Williams and Winston Justice were a year ago. Partly for those reasons and because of team needs, we are projecting that Marshawn Lynch, Jarvis Moss and Dwayne Jarrett could be this year's losers. (Juniors are denoted by an asterisk.)
1. Oakland Raiders — QB JaMarcus Russell, LSU*
With a 29-year-old quarterback coach and an offensive coordinator who struggled dealing with prima donnas Michael Vick and Terrell Owens, Russell will enter a situation set up for failure. But with Josh McCown expected to be in town before the season starts, the Raiders will not have to rush him into the lineup.
2. Detroit Lions — WR Calvin Johnson, Georgia Tech*
Lions president Matt Millen is worried he will be heavily scrutinized for selecting a fourth receiver in five years in the top 10, but Johnson has the most value at this spot and will afford the Lions a chance to move down and select the pass rusher they desire.
3. Cleveland Browns — RB Adrian Peterson, Oklahoma*
Jamal Lewis is a one-year solution, and it’s been proven that two good backs are needed to tote the rock in the NFL. GM Phil Savage will have to fight off ownership’s desires for a local quarterback who will excite fans in order to get the player he desires.
4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers — OT Joe Thomas, Wisconsin
A trade up to nab Johnson is tops on the Bucs' agenda, but GM Bruce Allen is still hoping Johnson will fall to him and is not likely to pull the trigger until a team in front of him first selects Johnson.

5. Arizona Cardinals — DT Alan Branch, Michigan*
Trading back would be a better scenario for the Cards, but finding a buyer willing to move up could prove difficult. Ken Whisenhunt knows how important Casey Hampton was in Pittsburgh, and a run-stuffing clogger in the middle could immensely improve the Cards’ defense.

6. Washington Redskins — FS LaRon Landry, LSU
Redskins coaches have taken a strong liking to Amobi Okoye, but Landry still has a lead.

7. Minnesota Vikings — QB Brady Quinn, Notre Dame
Brad Childress likes the prospects of Tarvaris Jackson but will not make the same mistake the Raiders did a year ago at this spot and live to regret passing on a franchise quarterback.
8. Atlanta Falcons — DE Gaines Adams, Clemson
Adams could be nabbed by the Lions earlier if a trade unfolds, but he has too much value for the Falcons to bypass after losing Patrick Kerney and not being able to count on injury-prone John Abraham.

9. Miami Dolphins — OT Levi Brown, Penn State
Cam Cameron knows how important establishing a dominant offensive line was to the Chargers’ success.
10. Houston Texans — CB Leon Hall, Michigan
Texans must get better on the back end, and Hall’s versatility and consistency will appeal

RonnieBrownTown
04-14-2007, 02:26 PM
I think if Brady Quinn drops that far we are trading up

SoDakDolfan
04-14-2007, 02:30 PM
I would be happy with Levi Brown, But I also think if Quinn makes it to #6 we will trade up and get him.

eomdtbtr
04-14-2007, 02:35 PM
I would howl if the lions picked another WR.

СЯΘΜ
04-14-2007, 02:49 PM
I would howl if the lions picked another WR.

Matt Millen will keep picking them till he gets it right!!!

Vertical Limit
04-14-2007, 03:42 PM
Matt Millen will keep picking them till he gets it right!!!
Well he got atleast one right.

phinphanforever
04-14-2007, 03:51 PM
Good Mock; one of the more realistic and objective ones I have seen.

The Confessor
04-14-2007, 04:08 PM
Good Mock; one of the more realistic and objective ones I have seen.


I dont know about that, but everytime I read your Avatar I spit up on my monitor...:sidelol:

jlfin
04-14-2007, 04:31 PM
I would be happy with Levi Brown, But I also think if Quinn makes it to #6 we will trade up and get him.

Agree wholeheartedly

Fin Fan in Cali
04-14-2007, 04:32 PM
I dont know about that, but everytime I read your Avatar I spit up on my monitor...:sidelol:
He means sig.:wink:

The Confessor
04-14-2007, 04:36 PM
He means sig.:wink:

Uh yeah, what he said....:o

LarryFinFan
04-14-2007, 04:40 PM
In that case, I mean sig too....ROFLMAO.....every time...

PhinSoldia
04-14-2007, 05:11 PM
I think if Brady Quinn drops that far we are trading up

agreed-if the Skins are so enamoured with Okoye they will get him at 9

Phishstix
04-14-2007, 05:40 PM
who da bleep is Nolan Nawrocki?

chewski
04-14-2007, 07:21 PM
I really see Levi brown being our pick more and more, theres a reason Miami isn't talking about him even though its a glaring need of ours. I truly believe if we can't trade DOWN to the 15-19 range, then levi will be our pick

Fin Fan in Cali
04-14-2007, 08:19 PM
who da bleep is Nolan Nawrocki?
He is the man over at Pro Football Weekly. He puts together a great guide for 19.95 on over 600 players, the games they played, how many they started at what position, there injuries, and other great stuff.:wink:

finfan54
04-14-2007, 09:57 PM
I really see Levi brown being our pick more and more, theres a reason Miami isn't talking about him even though its a glaring need of ours. I truly believe if we can't trade DOWN to the 15-19 range, then levi will be our pick

Not going to happen. Apparently, we are a Don Coryell offense which requires zone blocking, which means Levi Brown is not a candidtate. :confused:

Apparently, we are interested in Joe Staley. :confused:

Now I am hoping to god that we get Quinn at all costs because it may be the only thing that saves us long term.

And if Ted Ginn is our pick, you can just hang up this regime and say goodnight. Nothing personal against Ginn, but you dont dismantle your Oline and then draft a guy who slips five times in the rain when he has to play NE, buffalo, and NY Jets in crappy weather.

finfan54
04-14-2007, 10:00 PM
He is the man over at Pro Football Weekly. He puts together a great guide for 19.95 on over 600 players, the games they played, how many they started at what position, there injuries, and other great stuff.:wink:



Thanks for the thread Cali. Your all right. Couldnt stand the weather (theme song for dolphins fans in Buffalo).

Fin Fan in Cali
04-15-2007, 01:12 AM
Thanks for the thread Cali. Your all right. Couldnt stand the weather (theme song for dolphins fans in Buffalo).
Thanks Brother! I think you should sign up for VIP. You would really enoy it!:wink: Cold Shot.

finfan54
04-15-2007, 09:06 AM
Thanks Brother! I think you should sign up for VIP. You would really enoy it!:wink: Cold Shot.


I just finished my degree and am busy searchin and applying for jobs. Money is tight. Maybe someday (soon).:wink:

Fin Fan in Cali
04-15-2007, 09:57 AM
I just finished my degree and am busy searchin and applying for jobs. Money is tight. Maybe someday (soon).:wink:
Congrats and good luck!:wink:

Itsdahumidity
04-15-2007, 12:37 PM
He is the man over at Pro Football Weekly. He puts together a great guide for 19.95 on over 600 players, the games they played, how many they started at what position, there injuries, and other great stuff.:wink:


Thanks for the link FFiC. Yeah, NN took over for the late Joel Buschbaum. I would just about always purchase PFW draft book for Buschbaum's work alone.