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01-29-2008, 06:10 PM
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With the 1st pick the Miami Dolphins select CHRIS LONG, DE, VIRGINA
With the 2nd pick the St Louis Rams select GLENN DORSEY, DT, LSU
With the 3rd pick the Kansas City Chiefs select JAKE LONG, OT, MICHIGAN
With the 4th pick the Atlanta Falcons select MATT RYAN, QB, BOSTON COLLEGE
With the 5th pick the Oakland Raiders select SEDRICK ELLIS, DT, USC
With the 6th pick the New York Jets select DARREN MCFADDEN, RB, ARKANSAS
With the 7th pick the New England Patriots select VERNON GHOLSTON, DE, OHIO ST
With the 8th pick the Baltimore Ravens select BRIAN BROHM, QB, LOUISVILLE
With the 9th pick the Cincinnati Bengals select RYAN CLADY, OT, BOISE ST
With the 10th pick the New Orleans Saints select KENNY PHILLIPS, S, MIAMI
With the 11th pick the Buffalo Bills select AQIB TALIB, CB, KANSAS
With the 12th pick the Denver Broncos select KEITH RIVERS, LB, USC
With the 13th pick the Carolina Panthers select RASHARD MENDENHALL, RB, ILLINOIS
With the 14th pick the Chicago Bears select JEFF OTAH, OT, PITTSBURGH
With the 15th pick the Detroit Lions select JONATHAN STEWART, RB, OREGON
With the 16th pick the Arizona Cardinals select DERRICK HARVEY, DE, FLORIDA
With the 17th pick the Minnesota Vikings select MALCOLM KELLY, WR, OKLAHOMA
With the 18th pick the Houston Texans select RAY RICE, RB, RUTGERS
With the 19th pick the Philadelphia Eagles select DESEAN JACKSON, WR, CALIFORNIA
With the 20th pick the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select LEODIS McKELVIN, CB, TROY
With the 21st pick the Washington Redskins select CALAIS CAMPBELL, DE, MIAMI
With the 22nd pick the Dallas Cowboys select MIKE JENKINS, CB, SOUTH FLORIDA
With the 23rd pick the Pittsburgh Steelers select DOMNIQUE RODGERS-CROMARTIE, CB, TENNESSEE ST.
With the 24th pick the Tennessee Titans select LIMAS SWEED, WR, TEXAS
With the 25th pick the Seattle Seahawks select CHRIS WILLIAMS, OT, VANDERBILT
With the 26th pick the Jacksonville Jaguars select JAMES HARDY, WR, INDIANA
With the 27th pick the San Diego Chargers select GOSDER CHERILUS, OT, BOSTON COLLEGE
With the 28th pick the Dallas Cowboys select FELIX JONES, RB, ARKANSAS
With the 29th pick the San Fransisco 49ers select QUENTIN GROVES, DE/OLB, AUBURN
With the 30th pick the Green Bay Packers select REGGIE SMITH, CB, OKLAHOMA
With the 31st pick the New England Patriots select...No selection because of cheating.
With the 32nd pick the New York Giants select DAN CONNOR, LB, PENN STATE
With the 1st pick in the 2nd round the Miami Dolphins select FRED DAVIS, TE, USC
With the 2nd pick in the 2nd round the St Louis Rams select SAM BAKER, OT, USC
With the 3rd pick in the 2nd round the Oakland Raiders select MARIO MANNINGHAM, WR, MICHIGAN
With the 4th pick in the 2nd round the Kansas City Chiefs select ANDRE WOODSON, QB, KENTUCKY
With the 5th pick in the 2nd round the Atlanta Falcons select ANTHONY COLLINS, OT, KANSAS
With the 6th pick in the 2nd round the New York Jets select PHILLIP MERLING, DE, CLEMSON
With the 7th pick in the 2nd round the Baltimore Ravens select PATRICK LEE, CB, AUBURN
With the 8th pick in the 2nd round the San Francisco 49ers select EARLY DOUCET, WR, LSU
With the 9th pick in the 2nd round the New Orleans Saints select CURTIS LOFTON, MLB, OKLAHOMA
With the 10th pick in the 2nd round the the Buffalo Bills select PAT SIMS, DT, AUBURN
With the 11th pick in the 2nd round the Denver Broncos select KENTWAN BALMER, DT, NORTH CAROLINA
With the 12th pick in the 2nd round the Carolina Panthers select JOE FLACCO, QB, DELAWARE
With the 13th pick in the 2nd round the Chicago Bears select CHAD HENNE, QB, MICHIGAN
With the 14th pick in the 2nd round the Detroit Lions select BRANDEN ALBERT, OG, VIRGINIA
With the 15th pick in the 2nd round the Cincinnati Bengals select ALI HIGHSMITH, LB, LSU
With the 16th pick in the 2nd round the Minnesota Vikings select LAWRENCE JACKSON, DE, USC
With the 17th pick in the 2nd round the Atlanta Falcons select CHRIS JOHNSON, RB, ECU
With the 18th pick in the 2nd round the Philadelphia Eagles select CHARLES GODFREY, CB, IOWA
With the 19th pick in the 2nd round the Arizona Cardinals select ANTOINE CASON, CB, ARIZONA
With the 20th pick the Washington Redskins select DEVIN THOMAS, WR, MICHIGAN STATE
With the 21st pick in the 2nd round the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select JOHN CARLSON, TE, NOTRE DAME
With the 22nd pick in the 2nd round the Pittsburgh Steelers select CHILO RACHAL, OG, USC
With the 23rd pick in the 2nd round the Tennessee Titans select MARTELLUS BENNETT, TE, TEXAS A&M
With the 24th pick in the 2nd round the Seattle Seahawks select SIMEON CASTILLE, S, ALABAMA
With the 25th pick in the 2nd round the Cleveland Browns select JEROD MAYO, LB, TENNESSEE
With the 26th pick in the 2nd round the Miami Dolphins select CARL NICKS, OT, NEBRASKA
With the 27th pick in the 2nd round the Jacksonville Jaguars select CHRIS ELLIS, DE, VIRGINIA TECH
With the 28th pick in the 2nd round the Indianapolis Colts select RED BRYANT, DT, TEXAS A&M
With the 29th pick in the 2nd round the Green Bay Packers select PHILLIP WHEELER, LB, GEORIGA TECH
With the 30th pick in the 2nd round the Dallas Cowboys select DaJuan Morgan, S, North Carolina State
With the 31st pick in the 2nd round the New England Patriots select BRANDON FLOWERS, CB, VTECH
With the 32nd pick in the 2nd round the New York Giants select TRACEY PORTER. CB, INDIANA
With the 1st pick in the 3rd round the Miami Dolphins select TERREL THOMAS, CB, USC
With the 2nd pick in the 3rd round the St Louis Rams select ROY SCHUENING, G, OREGON ST
With the 3rd pick in the 3rd round the Atlanta Falcons select TREVOR LAWS, DT, NOTRE DAME
With the 4th pick in the 3rd round the New England Patriots select JONATHAN GOFF, LB, VANDERBILT
With the 5th pick in the 3rd round the Kansas City Chiefs select...
With the 6th pick in the 3rd round the New York Jets select...
With the 7th pick in the 3rd round the San Francisco 49ers select...
With the 8th pick in the 3rd round the the Buffalo Bills select...
With the 9th pick in the 3rd round the the Buffalo Bills select...
With the 10th pick in the 3rd round the Minnesota Vikings select...
With the 11th pick in the 3rd round the Carolina Panthers select...
With the 12th pick in the 3rd round the Chicago Bears select...
With the 13th pick in the 3rd round the Detroit Lions select...
With the 14th pick in the 3rd round the Cincinnati Bengals select...
With the 15th pick in the 3rd round the New Orleans Saints select...
With the 16th pick in the 3rd round the Houston Texans select...
With the 17th pick in the 3rd round the Philadelphia Eagles select...
With the 18th pick in the 3rd round the Arizona Cardinals select...
With the 19th pick in the 3rd round the Minnesota Vikings select...
With the 20th pick in the 3rd round the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select...
With the 21st pick in the 3rd round Washington Redskins select...
With the 22nd pick in the 3rd round the Tennessee Titans select...
With the 23rd pick in the 3rd round the Seattle Seahawks select...
With the 24th pick in the 3rd round the Cleveland Browns select...
With the 25th pick in the 3rd round the Pittsburgh Steelers select...
With the 26th pick in the 3rd round the Jacksonville Jaguars select...
With the 27th pick in the 3rd round the Chicago Bears select...
With the 28th pick in the 3rd round the Green Bay Packers select...
With the 29th pick in the 3rd round the Dallas Cowboys select...
With the 30th pick in the 3rd round the Indianapolis Colts select...
With the 31st pick in the 3rd round the New England Patriots select...
With the 32nd pick in the 3rd round the New York Giants select...
01-30-2008, 01:18 AM
Trading down would be my first option but since there are no trades, the multi million dollar question is Glenn Dorsey or Chris Long? In my opinion there is no wrong answer(I’d be happy with either one) for this question, although it is a difficult one for me. But right now I have to go with Chris Long. I am drafting C. Long as an OLB to go in a 3 -4 defense( CK made a post in the VIP forum stating that we hired 2 LB coaches, one to coach OLB’s and one for ILB’s which would seem that we are gearing up for a 3-4 defense.) In a 3-4 alignment: Long and JT would be our OLB’s and I would assume that J. Peazy would move inside which I think would be a good thing being that we are uncertain about Zach, and Channing can opt out of his contract this off season. So just imagine a LB core of JT, Long, Porter and Crowder?/Zach?/ a rookie?
I was able to catch 3 Virginia games this year and was overly impressed, this guy is a football player who seems to do everything well. High football IQ, relentless, high motor all come to mind when describing Long. Look at what he did in the 2008 Gator Bowl....
01-30-2008, 08:34 AM
OK so the Rams seriously explore the possibility of trading down here....but since they can't they choose Glenn Dorsey.
The Rams seriously needed to upgrade their o-line, but the best two talents were at running back and DT. Since the Rams clearly do not need McFadden with Steven Jackson on the roster they chose the best DT in the draft. With Dorsey the Rams can move Adam Carriker back out to end and have the foundation for a dominant defensive line for the next decade.
01-30-2008, 07:44 PM
With the 3rd pick, the Kansas City Chiefs select OT Jake Long.
They have many holes to fill but the biggest one is obviously offensive line. With a running back like Larry Johnson there is no reason why they should be one of the worst rushing teams in the league. I know he wasn't healthy all of last year but even in the games he did play in they were still not very impressive at running the ball. With Long they get a stud that Larry Johnson can run behind who can play either LT or RT and a guy who can give Croyle some time in the pocket as he is an excellent pass blocker as well. A very nice building block for the Chiefs offense to go along with LJ and Bowe.
01-30-2008, 11:25 PM
With the 4th Pick in the NFL Draft the Atlanta Falcons Select Matt Ryan, QB Boston College
The Falcons have many needs but it all starts at the quarterback and the three headed monster of Leftwich, Harrington, Redman are not going to get it done. Matt Ryan is Big and strong and can make all the NFL throws. With Roddy White emerging as a go to receiver and Michael Jenkins and Alge Crumpler Ryan has decent weapons in the passing game. Its not enuff to get the Falcons to the Playoffs but it is a start.
01-31-2008, 12:22 AM
In making this selection for the Oakland Raiders, there are clearly two different directions we could go with this pick. On the one hand you have Darren McFadden, the highest rated offensive player in the entire draft. With our current running back depth chart as Justin Fargas, Lamont Jordan, and Dominic Rhodes, one could argue just where is Darren going to fit in? Yes, Justin Fargas is an unrestricted free agent, coming off a thousand yard season. But he's also coming severe knee injury that will restrict how well he could do on the open market. I suspect he'll re-sign and all three backs will compete for the starting spot. Still though, McFadden gives you something that neither of these three backs gives you, an every down playmaker who can take it to the house any time he touches the ball....
The other direction we can go with this pick is Sedrick Ellis, the monstrous DT from USC. With Lane Kiffin having ties to the Trojans, the foundation is already there for this player to join the Raiders. Ellis instantly would improve a porous run defense that ranked 31st (behind only Miami) and dead last in Rushing Average (4.8!!!) and Rushing TD's allowed (24!!!!!!!!!!) Our starters at DT last year were Gerard Warren and Warren Sapp (who is likely to retire, if he hasn't already). Behind them are Tyler Brayton (280 pounds), Terdell Sands (Terdell? ), and former Dolphin great Josh Shaw.
After much debate with the jumpsuited one, he wanted to take a wide receiver... the pick is...... SEDRICK ELLIS, DT USC.
01-31-2008, 01:38 PM
With the 6th pick in the NFL Draft the New York Jets select.... Darren McFadden, running back out of Arkansas.
Best player available... possibly best player in the draft. Barring a career-ending injury, DMC has a chance to be one of the best ever, imo. Other consideration was Vernen Gholston. With the Jets switching to the 3-4, they need a bonafide young pass rusher. Gholston would probably be the smarter pick with the needs the Jets have, but in the top 10, it's best to take the BPA, and McFadden would improve the Jets dramatically because Thomas Jones is a nice "move the chains back" but isn't a guy who can break off big plays.
01-31-2008, 01:51 PM
With the 7th overall pick the New England Patriots select....
Vernon Gholston, DE/OLB, Ohio State http://walterfootball.com/college/OhioState_logo.gif
Defensive Lineman - DL
Height: 6' 4" Weight: 264
High School: Cass Technical
Hometown: Detroit, Mich.
With the anticipating retirement of Jr. Seau and Teddy Bruschi, not many needs on the offensive side of the ball the pratiots only weakness (if we have one) is improving our defense. Vernon can be a pass rusher, run stoper, and play both DE or OLB, and fits quite nicely in the 3-4 defense.
01-31-2008, 05:43 PM
With the 8th pick in the N.F.L. Draft the Ravens Select.......
Brian Brohm QB, Lousiville
With McNair being an aging Qb, and Kyle Boller not being the answear, Brohm could be the answear to the Ravens QB question. Who better to mentor a young QB than an expierienced Steve McNair? With Brohm still on the board we had to snatch his up.
01-31-2008, 08:01 PM
With the 9th Pick in the draft, the Bengals select Ryan Clady, OT From Boise State.
A large reason that the offense struggled at times last year was because of the inconsistent play from the o-line. Although they were dominant for close to a decade, Levi Jones and Willie Anderson are getting old and oft-injured. Clady will be able to step in immediately and his versatility allows him to fill either tackle spot.
01-31-2008, 09:09 PM
With the 10th selection in the NFL Draft, the New Orleans Saints select...
Kenny Phillips, S, Miami.
The New Orleans Saints were known as the team to pass on. They were among the worst in the league in pass defense, although their rush defense stood in the middle of the pack. They gave up the second most 20-plus yard plays at 54 and gave up the most amount of 40-plus yard plays at 14. The Saints need an identity in the secondary, being that the draft is very deep in the cornerback position, that could hold off until later in the draft.
Kenny Phillips is an outstanding safety that will provide instant credibility with his smooth athletic ability and run support. Phillips would likely play as a strong safety in New Orleans 4-3 defense and would start instantly. A defense needs an identity, when looking at the top defenses, they all have a top safety. Pittsburgh with Troy Polamalu; Tampa Bay with Jermaine Phillips; Indianapolis with Bob Sanders; New England with Rodney Harrison. The list goes on and on...
With Ellis off the board, as well as Jenkins and Rivers both not being worthy of a top ten selection, Kenny Phillips was the best player available and provided help for the Saints pitiful pass defense. Phillips is rated the 8th best player in the NFL Draft by Scott Wright and is the best safety in the NFL Draft, hands down. Although this selection may be controversial to some, it was the right selection in the eyes of the Saints GM.
01-31-2008, 11:16 PM
Quite a few options left on the board for the Bills at #11.
In discussing this pick on various Bill's forums, I've learned that their biggest concern is pressuring the QB. With Ellis off the board, I see four d-linemen that can be considered this early. Kentwan Balmer DT North Carolina, Derrick Harvey DE Florida, Philip Merling DE Clemson and Calais Campbell DE Miami. All solid players, but IMO all four would be reaches at this point. Just for the record, if I had to choose one I would go with Merling. But I don't, so I won't.
WR is also a position of need. Sure Malcolm Kelly could team up with Lee Evans to form a solid tandem, but IMO they can snag a WR in the second or with one of their two 3rds and possibly end up with a more talented WR than Kelly or DeSean Jackson. Who, BTW, McShay has them taking in his mock. Also, their run game was ranked 15th overall, so at least they can move the ball, somewhat.
LB, according to some, is the direction they should go. I don't see it. John DiGiorgio filled in admirably for the injured Paul Posluszny who will be back this season, and Angelo Crowell is a keeper. Do they need to replace Keith Ellison? Yes, but not by drafting Keith Rivers or Dan Connor with their first pick. IMO, that would be a reach. As with WR, I believe they can find a solid LB later in the draft. One who may be equally or even better suited to play in the cover 2.
So what position are we going to take? Cornerback. Why? The Bills ranked 29th against the pass(25th against the run) and as I stated before, I don't see a DL that represents any value with this pick. For me, this is where the decision gets tricky because all of the CBs are on the board and the combine would really simplify this decision. DRC, McKelvin, Jenkins and Talib. All good choices, so lets narrow it down. I love DRC, and my gut tells me he'll end up being the best corner in this draft. But how can I justify selecting him when I've only seen him play in one All-Star game, and don't have the luxury of knowing his combine numbers? He's off the list. McKelvin has the speed, is solid against the run but seems incapable of making the big play(see Will Allen). That's one point Bill's fans stressed to me. If they draft a corner he needs to be a play maker. McKelvin, gone! Mike Jenkins has good size, Gets his hands on the ball, good speed and at times can be very physical. He has no problem trying to take a wideout's head off, but where is that tenacity against the run? In my mind that shows a lack of "want to", and combined with his off the field issues makes picking him at 11 a risk. It wasn't an easy decision, but that leaves us with the Buffalo Bill's first pick in the 2008 draft:
At 6'2 202 Talib is, in the words of Todd McShay, a "versatile, fluid athlete with excellent size and ball skills". I believe that Talib will turn into a dynamic play maker in Buffalo's cover two scheme. Adding much needed length and solidifying a young Bill's secondary.
For those that think this pick is a reach, it may very well be. But as I said, It is tough to separate this cornerback class. Especially without the combine numbers. For whatever it's worth, Kiper has him going 7 to NE while McShay has him going 15 to Detroit.
01-31-2008, 11:45 PM
The Denver Broncos need alot of help on defense. They were one of the worst run defenses last year. There number one choice would be a DT because Sam Adams and Alvin McKinley aren't cutting it, but since Sedrick Ellis is gone and the next best DT, either Pat Sims or Kentwan Balmer, being a major reach at the #12 pick in the first round. So, they have to look at another need. They could use FS, to replace aging 36 year old John Lynch, but the next best safety after Kenny Philips isn't even close to a first round talent. DE could be a possibility with Quentin Groves or Derrick Harvey but Denvers DE are good, but the do need some depth for a better rotation but you dont go after that in the first round. With Travis Henry's future up in the air a RB might be a possibility but with Selvin Young producing last year, i dont see them getting a RB until later in the draft. That leaves us with a BIG need for the Broncos. Linebackers. With Keith Rivers Being one of the best players available, Kieth Rivers, it is a no brainer pick.
So With the 12th pick in the 2008 NFL Draft the Denver Broncos select.....
USC OLB Keith Rivers
Keith Rivers, USC
Height: 6-1. Weight: 236.
40 Time: 4.57.
Projected Round: Top 20 Pick.
Keith Rivers made a number of tremendous plays at Washington, including one tackle where he chased down Huskies quarterback Jake Locker from a few yards away and pulled him down before he had a chance of crossing the first-down line.
Career Stats at USC
02-01-2008, 12:45 AM
Interesting choices left Carolina. Carolina Panthers after much deliberation takes Running Back Rashard Mendenhall from Illinois. This pick really came dow to Mendenhall and Stewart at RB and a receiver. We feel receivers will be available later so it simply came down to Stewart and Mendenhall. Its basically a toss up between the two but we like the pass catching ability of Mendenhall
Personally we felt that Deangelo Williams an Deshaun Foster werent cutting it anymore and felt that one of them had to be replaced. We expect Mendenhall to be our feature back and take pressure off of Delhomme.
02-01-2008, 04:26 PM
With the 14th pick in the Draft, the Chicago Bears select...
Jeff Otah, OT Pittsburgh
I think Quarterback is the biggest need for Chicago, but with Ryan and Brohm gone there isn't a QB of value here. Otah is huge (6-6, 340) and athletic. Chicago was 30th in rushing YPG last season, and the struggling QBs, while not exactly stellar on their own, certainly weren't helped by the miniscule amount of time they had in the pocket. WR and LB were also a consideration here, but in the end the pick goes to Otah, who will hopefully anchor a resurgent Chicago O-line for years to come.
02-01-2008, 05:40 PM
With the 15th pick in the draft, the Lions are proud to select...
Jonathan Stewart, RB, Oregon
After just missing out on the top two prospects on our board, we are ecstatic to be able to call Stewart one of our own. As the #1 RB in the draft, Stewart is capable of running through and past defenders, and is a sufficient blocker and receiver out of the backfield. Stewart provides another impact player to our dynamic offense, and gives us a much more balanced attack. Stewart is easily the most complete and most talented back we have had since Barry Sanders. It's time for Detroit fans to get excited again!
02-02-2008, 07:17 PM
with the 16th pick in the draft the Arizona Cardinals select.....
Florida DE Derrick Harvey.
We felt we needed to address the DL first and couldnt pass up a talent like Mr. Harvey.
At 6'4 260lbs with a 4.75 40 we hope Derrick will be creating havoc on opposing Qbs.
02-02-2008, 07:33 PM
With the uh 17th pick in the 2008 NFL Draft, the Minnesota Vikings select
Malcolm Kelly Wide Receiver Oklahoma
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Full Name: Malcolm Kelly
Born: December 30, 1986
Hometown: Longview, TX
Weight: 219 lbs.
40 yard dash: 4.47
REC 49 | YDS 821 | TD 9
Now that you’ve been introduced to Malcolm Kelly, let’s discuss why the Minnesota Vikings decided to take his talented Oklahoma receiver. Kelly is tall, physical, and is explosive when he gets the ball in the open field. The Sooners used him as both a possession receiver and a big play threat.
We had no intentions on taking a wide receiver because we didn’t feel like we’d get value at this spot. But when the best receiver in the draft slipped past teams like Buffalo, Carolina and Chicago, we felt we had to pounce on this terrific opportunity.
With the immediate emergence of rookie running back Adrian Peterson, the support from Chester Taylor, and our outstanding run defense, we feel like we are a solid passing game away from competing for an NFC championship. We still feel we need to address the quarterback position as Tarvaris Jackson has struggled, but adding Kelly will help his progression should we decided to start the 2008 season with him as our guy.
The last wide receiver we took in the first round has been very disappointing. Troy Williamson is strictly a deep thread so we feel Kelly will help the 2005 7th overall pick become the player we initially envisioned.
Now for the other options at this spot:
For some reason, there is a myth that our pass defense is horrendous. Fans assume that because our pass defense ranks in the bottom tier each season that is means it’s a weak unit. The truth is that teams would much rather throw on us then try to run the ball against the NFL’s best run defense. We were actually 13th last season in yards per pass attempt and our scoring defense ranked 12th in scoring defense. We still feel we could take a cornerback in this draft as the corner class is the deepest we’ve seen in years, but the true value her was at receiver.
Defensive end was the other position considered but, again, we didn’t think we’d get proper value. Quentin Groves is the guy we were looking at but at 17 we think Kelly is the better value. Our plan is to take a defensive end with our 2nd round pick but we’d also love to make a deal with the Miami Dolphins for Jason Taylor.
02-03-2008, 02:34 PM
With the 18th selection the Huston Texans select Ray Rice from rutgers university
#27 Ray Rice | RB
Full Name: Ray Rice
Born: January 22, 1987 Hometown: New Rochelle, NY
Weight: 205 lbs.
ATT 380 | YDS 2,012 | TD 24
We chose ray rice becasue we feel like he has the most potential out of all of the runningbacks and we love the way he will scrap for extra yards, His college success speaks for itself, He did well in the combine and we were at a need for a franchise rb and we feel like we got him at a steal with the 18th selection
02-03-2008, 06:14 PM
With the 19th pick in the 2008 NFL Draft the Philadelphia Eagles select....
Desean Jackson WR, California University
With this pick the Eagles are killing two birds with one stone. They finally get that dangerous, playmaker that can turn any kick into a touchdown. Many teams will find out just how dangerous he is early on in the season.
On the offensive side of the ball, the Eagles finally get a deep threat. The organization hopes he can come right in and be a true number one receiver for Mcnabb. Jackson has great hands and the ability to turn a 5 yard slant into a 75 yard Touchdown. Definitely something the Eagles have been lacking.
02-03-2008, 07:08 PM
Going into this pick the Bucs feel that they are in a position to grab either an elite WR or HB going into this years draft. Unfortunately, all of the good HBs are taking before this pick, as are the WRs. I really wanted to draft DeSean Jackson here, however he got picked right in-front of my eyes. That being said...
With the 20th pick in the 2008 NFL Draft the Tampa Bay Buccaneers selects Cornerback, Leodis McKelvin from the University of Troy.
First off, We feel that we are getting great value here. Other players may have been picked a little too high, which causes solid players like McKelvin to fall. We will gladly take him with our 20th pick. People may question his college and the level of competition he has faced. We are not afraid, Troy has produced stars such as Osi Umenyiora and DeMarcus Ware; he also held his own at the Senior bowl (despite not playing in the game).
The main reason we picked McKelvin was because he was the BPA. He will help out our aging secondary (Ronde is in his 30's) that could use improvement. In addition to helping our secondary he will be a our starting Kick-off and Punt-returner, which needs improvement.
CAREER DEFENSIVE STATS
YEAR GP TKL PBU INT YDS
2004 12 17 1 1 71
2005 11 30 5 0 0
2006 13 66 7 1 0
2007 12 60 9 2 -9
02-04-2008, 06:58 PM
I tossed and tossed between 2 people, and final came up with the person we will select.
With the 21th pick in the 2008 NFL Draft the Washington Redskins selects Defensive End, Calais Campbell from the University of Miami FL.
We make this selection due to the fact that our D Line could not get alot of sacks. We feel Mr. Campbell can come in and cost havac on aposing QBs.
02-04-2008, 09:50 PM
With the 22nd overall pick the Dallas Cowboys select
Cornerback Mike Jenkins-South Florida.
We feel that with Newman on the other side and Jenkins playing opposite him team will be sketchy on going deep. This will play perfectly as we have Roy Williams waiting to wreak havoc in the middle of the field. We believe that Jenkins was the best corner in the draft and our very excited to have in fall in our lap at the 22nd pick
02-04-2008, 10:21 PM
I considered either chris williams OT Vandy or Dominique roger-cromartie CB tenn st. they back are good options here. OT is a need if Max Starks does leave and also a G will be a need if Faneca leaves for FA. but their secondary needs some help especially at CB. Their guy they have their eyes on, is moving up the charts pretty quick, so the steelers are gonna take Dominique Roger-Cromartie CB Tenn St. He is a big playmaker.
02-05-2008, 04:52 PM
With the 24th pick the Titans select Limas Sweed from the university of Texas!
It was a tossup between Sweed and James Hardy, but in the end Sweed won out due to his familarity in working with Vince Young. This combo was dangerous at the college level and should continue this at the pro level. Vince Young needs a true #1 wr to increase their offensive production. We finished 27th in the NFL in passing with 192.3 ypg, and we need a huge upgrade in the passing game in oder to compete for the AFC title.
02-05-2008, 09:08 PM
With the 25th pick in the 2008 NFL Draft the Seattle Seahawks select....
Chris Williams OT Vanderbilt.
The Seahawks were going to go one of two ways with this pick. With all of our top tier running backs off the board, selecting Williams was an easy choice.
Williams is 6'6 and 320 pounds. He is a big athletic tackle who, at times makes things look effortless.
He will need to get stronger and become more aggressive physical but he has all the tools to be a very good LT in the NFL.
With the 26th pick of the 2008 NFL draft, the Jacksonville Jaguars select Wide Receiver James HARDY from Indiana University. Terrific size - 6'7", 220lb, 4.5 speed. Playmaker.
His stats include...
2005 - 10 games - 61 receptions - 893 yards - 10 td
2006 - 10 games - 51 receptions - 722 yards - 10 td
2007 - 13 games - 79 receptions - 1125 yards - 16 td
The Jags are desperate for a big game receiver. Hardy fills this need. Their current crop - Wilford, Jones, Broussard, Northcutt & Williams are somewhat average at the best.
Their running game is 1st class, their o'line is very good, & their qb is very very good. Hardy will open up the passing game for the Jags and be the dangerous open field threat that the Jags are missing.
A somewhat difficult selection as the Jags need a defensive end/tackle as well as receivers. A number of top line defensive linemen were still available, however the Jags believe the draft is quite deep with linemen in 2008 & this will be addressed later in the draft.
02-06-2008, 03:37 PM
As GM AJ Smith, I'd just like to say a nice big "SUCK IT" to Marty Schottenheimer.
This draft puts me at a dilemma. There are no pure free safeties left, nor a good LT prospect, nor a good NT prospect worth the 1st. I'd like to trade down seeing as I have only 1 pick until the 5th round but seeing as I can't, the San Diego Chargers will select OT Gosder Cherilus from Boston College
I would've preferred a free safety to push McCree out or a NT prospect to backup Williams. Most consider Cherilus a RT not LT, which is what we need, but with Olivea underperforming, we could also use a good run-blocking RT. And we'll see in the workouts whether he can top McNeill and replace him at LT even. Good, strong, powerful, and great intangibles. Comes from a program known for producing NFL offensive linemen. Should at least start at RT. I was also considering Reggie Smith and Dan Conner. Smith is a bit of a tweener and better off at strong safety or CB. Conner looks intriguing but I like our LB core as it is for now.
02-08-2008, 12:37 AM
With the 28th pick in the first round the Cowboys select
Felix Jones Runningback-Arkansas...After being Darren's backup we feel like he can come in and play the same role with Marion. Felix is a very fast back but also one that can break a few tackles on the way to the endzone
02-08-2008, 01:12 AM
With the 29th selection the San Francisco 49ers select Quentin Groves, DE/OLB, Auburn.
Well I could have went several ways with this pick but Groves seems like the perfect fit for the 49ers. Drafting defensive Rookie of the year Patrick Willis in last years draft the 49ers look to bolster their LB corps by drafting Groves, a versatile player with outstanding playmaking ability. Groves has the potential to be a fantastic player in the NFL.
02-08-2008, 11:41 AM
With the 30th selection the Green Bay Packers are happy to welcome DB Reggie Smith from Oklahoma to the franchise. The Pack was in a position to add the best player available, but the one glaring area of weakness on the team is defensive backfield depth. Adding someone who could conceivably play any position there is a dream scenario. He was the highest rated player left on our board and fits our greatest area of need. His great athleticism and playmaking skills would match him perfectly with an emerging Atari Bigby at Safety, or he has the cover skills to play the nickle behind Harris and Woodson. We expect him to make an immediate impact in our secondary wherever he winds up.
02-09-2008, 11:03 PM
Well this guy has had long enough to make his selection... on behalf of the draft committee, the New York Giants select...
Dan Connor, OLB, Penn State.
--With the Giants struggling to keep their defense in tact with both OLB's, Kawika Mitchell and Reggie Torbor, hitting the market and unrestricted free agents, as well as their starting FS, Gibril Wilson.. the Giants need dire help in the defensive category. Luckily their starting SS, James Butler, will likely be retained as a restricted free agent. With Reggie Smith off the board, that leaves drafting a safety position out of the question. The best player available for this position is Dan Connor out of Penn State. Connor will come in immediately and make an impact for the Super Bowl Champions. The Giants welcome Connor's intense play which helped him record over 400 tackles, 14 sacks, and 34 tackles for loss at Penn State.
Bring on the 2nd round, jwong is on the clock for the Miami Dolphins!
02-10-2008, 10:45 PM
sorry for the late answer MajPain ! I DO want to take the Giants :) if they are still available
02-10-2008, 10:57 PM
In the 1st round we took the best DE/OLB in the draft and in the 2nd we will take the best TE in the draft Fred Davis. We desperately need a TE especially if we are going to have a young QB. This past season he caught 62 balls for 881 yards (14.2 avg) and eight touchdowns. He is a very athletic receiver and an effective blocker whom i think will be a very good addition to our O.
02-11-2008, 09:41 AM
The Rams adress their offensive line with this pick and take Sam Baker OT from USC.
02-11-2008, 12:02 PM
The Raiders are back and after addressing a major area of need in the first round by selecting Sed Ellis to help bolster a run defense that was atrocious last year, we are now looking at the offensive side of the football. Could go line, but with Sam Baker just coming off the board, we decide to add a weapon to surround our young quarterback. Wide Receiver is certainly a need on this team, looking at deep speed as Al Davis has always preferred the long ball. There are three receivers we consider at this pick:
LSU's Early Doucet (perhaps the best at RAC left); Michigan's Mario Manningham (perhaps the most explosive); Houston's Donnie Avery (the fastest?).
Avery doesn't have the inside outside game that we are looking for. Doucet doesn't have the separation skills that we covet. Manningham has both as evidenced by his wonderful senior season at Michigan (72 catches for 1174 yards, a 16.3 average (well above Doucet's 12+), and 12 touchdowns).
Our selection in the second round is Michigan WR, Mario Manningham.
02-11-2008, 03:36 PM
The Kansas City Chiefs need a QB to build around. Brodie Croyle is not the answer. With that being said, we select Andre Woodson. He has the prototypical size you want out of your QB and a very good arm. He has decent mobility for his size and has put up very impressive numbers against some of the best talent in the nation the last two years. He will need some time to devolp but has a high ceiling. He would have been a top 10 pick if he came out last year and could be the best QB to come out of this class when it is all said and done.
02-11-2008, 07:52 PM
With the 5th Pick in the 2nd Round The Atlanta Falcons Select.....
Anthony Collins OT Kansas Jayhawks 6'5" 310 Lbs.
This was a tuff pick with a few of the players we were looking at going right in front of us but we have a severe problem at tackle. Wayne Gandy is 36 and slowing down immensely and the depth at the tackle position is non existent. Anthony Collins gives us a guy who can come in and add to our depth and can become a pro bowl left tackle. Other options at this pick were a running back or corner but we thing we can get the running back we want at out other 2nd round pick.
02-12-2008, 02:27 AM
Tough choice here for the Jets. Their BPA isn't exactly a person of need. The Jets need offensive line help, an outside rusher, and a nose tackle who can actually play the 3-4. With that in mind, they just think it's in their best interest to choose the BPA. With the 6th pick in the 2nd round the New York Jets select.... Phillip Merling, DE/LB from Clemson. Merling will probably come in and play defensive end in the 3-4 although some believe he could play outside linebacker. He's too good of a talent to fall this far, some drafts have him in the top 15 picks. The Jets think they have two draft day steals with Darren McFadden and Phillip Merling.
02-13-2008, 06:39 PM
With the 7th pick in the 2nd round, the Baltimore Ravens select...
Patrick Lee, CB, Auburn
With both McAllister and Rolle having their better days slipping away from them, the Ravens have a hole at the cornerback position. Lee is a cornerback with an great amount of potential and with McAllister and Rolle manning the starting slots for the next year or so, he'll have more time to transition to the professional level. Lee is known for his athleticism, from his speed to his strength. He was a standout at Auburn his senior year and will look to build off that.
02-13-2008, 07:27 PM
With the 8th pick in the second round the San Fransisco 49ers select EARLY DOUCET, WR, LSU
The 49ers need help on Offense. They had the worst passing offense this year. If their going to keep Alex Smith at QB their going to need to give him help. Doucet is a playmaker who has great size and speed. With Vernon Davis at TE, Doucet will make a impact at WR. He should be a starter when he gets to San Fran.
02-13-2008, 08:03 PM
With the 9th pick in the 2nd round, the New Orleans Saints select...
James Lofton, MLB, Oklahoma
--The Saints have been plagued with a mediocre middle linebacker core with the below average Mark Simoneau and Brian Simmons isn't much better. James Lofton gives the Saints a better linebacker crew instantly as his awareness is top notch and is a solid tackler. With the addition of Kenny Phillips in the first round, the Saints found another gem in Lofton. Expect the Saints to have a much better defense that will work much better with their high powered offense.
02-14-2008, 04:27 AM
Sorry for the delay. The Bills take .....Pat Sims(6-4 312)!!!
02-14-2008, 03:39 PM
i dont know why my post didnt show up yesterday but i picked kentean balmer. i had a big long discussion on here but im not gonna type it on here again. i'll sum it up. balmer here is a steal!
02-14-2008, 03:52 PM
With the 12th pick in the 2nd round the Carolina Panthers are pleased to pick the QB out of Delaware Joe Flacco. Although raw, we feel he'll be able to sit on the bench for the next two years while he learns the game, improves his footwork and learns to read defenses.
02-14-2008, 05:35 PM
With the 13th pick in the 2nd Round, the Chicago Bears select:
Chad Henne, QB University of Michigan
Chicago needs a player who can truly lead the offense, a player who can step in almost immediately. A four-year starter in the Big Ten, Chad Henne is seemingly one of the most "battle-ready" quarterbacks in this draft. He can throw the deep ball, played against top competition, and, though it may seem trivial, is used to the cold, terrible weather that comes with the harsh Chicago winter. As with any prospect, there are concerns (with durability probably being the largest), but part of that may be due to his four years starting, which put him under the microscope for far longer than any other quarterback here. With Henne under center and Otah at LT, Chicago's offensive prowess can hopefully begin to match that of the team's renowned defense.
02-15-2008, 12:01 AM
With the 14th pick of the 2nd round, the Lions are delighted to select the highest player remaining from our board....
Branden Albert, OG, Virginia.
Branden is far and away the best interior linemen prospect in this draft, and is so talented, he may be capable of sliding out to a tackle position. A simply mammoth of a man at 6-7, 315 lbs, Branden will anchor our line for years to come, and help open holes for our new RB Jonathan Stewart.
02-15-2008, 01:14 AM
With the 15th pick in the 2nd round, the Bengals select OLB Ali Highsmith from LSU. With so many gaps on the defensive side of the ball, Highsmith represented the best value at a position of need.
02-15-2008, 01:32 AM
The Minnesota Vikings 2nd Round Selection is….
Defensive End Lawrence Jackson Southern California
Name: Lawrence Jackson
Born: August 30, 1985
Hometown: Inglewood, CA
Weight: 265 lbs
40 yard dash: 4.83
60 Tackles, 17 TOL, 10.5 Sacks
Now that you’ve met Lawrence, here’s why the Vikings decided to go with the lightning fast speed rusher from Southern California.
Pass rush has been a problem for the Vikings the past couple of years and we feel if we get pressure on the QB, we’ll have the NFL’s best defense. The decision also became easier in the wake of the news that Kenechi Udeze was diagnosed with leukemia.
Lawrence is capable of taking over a football game all by himself on any given Sunday. In the Rose Bowl, he singled handedly disrupted the Illinois offense and it was that performance that changed Lawrence’s decision to go to the NFL. With Pat and Kevin Williams working inside and taking on double teams, we are confident that Jackson will get to the quarterback frequently.
This was really our one and only choice. After our Kelly pick, we were praying that Jackson would fall into our laps with this pick and we got our wish. Receiver and defensive end are our biggest needs and we feel like we got the best player available while filling our needs with both picks.
If we were to go another direction, it would’ve been either quarterback or cornerback. Joe Flacco and Chad Henne were the QB’s we had our eye on but with them off the board, no QB gives us proper value here.
The other option was cornerback but we still feel with the depth of this cornerback class, we can land a blue chip prospect later in the draft.
02-15-2008, 04:36 AM
With the 17 Pick in the 2nd Round the Atlanta Falcons Select Chris Johnson RB ECU Pirates
With Warrick Dunn at the end of his career and Norwood having durability issues the Falcons needed a back who can come in and contribute. Johnson showed that he has all the tools to be a solid NFL back and has the speed to go the distance ever time he touches the ball. With Matt Ryan and Anthony Collins already in the fold the Falcons have to players to be very good on offense for years to come.
02-16-2008, 01:25 AM
With the 18th pick in the 2nd round the Philadelphia Eagles select,
CHARLES GODFREY CB, Iowa
40 Time: 4.40
With this pick the Philadelphia Eagles look to add depth to their cornerback position. Charles Godfrey will be a great addition to the already stellar duo of Sheldon Brown and Lito Shepard.
02-16-2008, 02:18 PM
with the 18th pick in the 2nd round of the 2008 NFL Draft the Arizona Cardinals select.....
CB Antoine Cason 6'0 - 185 lbs
Wow we were shocked to see the Jim Thorpe winner was still around. We felt he was a Top 4 CB coming out and are very pleased to pick the hometown boy to play for us.
We feel Antoine is an agressive defensive playmaker and a great man to man corner who will soon be a top shut-down corner in this league.
02-17-2008, 03:57 PM
With their second round pick, the Washington Redskins welcome...
Devin Thomas, WR, Michigan State
This 6'2" 220 lb. WR will perfectly complement Santana Moss and will help Antwan Randel El strive in the system. The Washington Redskins welcome this great player to their organization with open arms.
02-18-2008, 12:51 AM
With the 21st pick in the second round the Tampa Bay Buc's select...
TE, John Carlson, Notre Dame
Basically, Carlson is the best player on the board. The Bucs really wanted to either pick up a solid WR or a DT, but no one warranted this pick. John Carlson would be an instant up-grade over Anthony Becht. Carlson would team up nicely with Alex Smith in the 2 TE set that the Bucs like to run.
02-18-2008, 03:49 AM
Due to the fact that the Pittsburgh GM hasn't logged in for about 11 days (and only has 6 posts for that matter), I will make the selection for him instead of giving him the benefit of the doubt.
With their second round selection, the Pittsburgh Steelers selection...
Chilo Rachal, OG, USC
With Al Faneca leaving via free agency, it leaves Pittsburgh with a huge hole to fill. Rachal will fill that void as he will likely take over for Faneca.
02-18-2008, 11:51 AM
In a continued effort to bolster one of the worst passing games in the NFL, The Tennessee Titians select with their 2nd round selection:
MARTELLUS BENNETT, TE, TEXAS A&M
I feel in order to improve our passing game we need a big TE to throw the ball to , and Bennett seems like a perfect fit to work with Vince Young. When Young was at UT, he loved throwing to his TE David Thomas, who happens to hold the Longhorns career records for receptions for TE's. So this is just another weapon for Young to use to increase their offensive scoring next season.
Granted the Titians had other neds such as DL, OL, and CB, but those needs can be addressed later in the draft or through free agency but our #1 priority this offseason was to incease scoring for the offense that was why Bennett was the pick!
02-18-2008, 08:05 PM
With the 24 pick in the 2nd rpind the Seattle Seahawks select: Simeon Castille S Alabama
A hard-hitting safety who can also play in the nickel corner spot. Castille (6'1 189lbs0, is very solid against the run and is a good tackler.
Castille has good bloodline, both his father, Jeremiah and his brother Tim played for the Crimson Tide and in the NFL.
He will bring a physical presence to the Seahawks secondary.
02-18-2008, 09:43 PM
With the 25th pick in the 2nd round the Cleveland Browns select JEROD MAYO, LB, TENNESSEE.
The Browns would benefit from Mayo. Mayo helped himself by kicking *** last 4 games of the season. He racked up big games between Kentucky and LSU. Browns would love to add much needed depth at the LB position. McGinest will be entering his 15th season and the Browns have seen injuries at LB.
02-19-2008, 01:14 AM
With TE’s Matellus Bennett and John Carlson off the board I feel 100 times better about my pick of Fred Davis at 32(I thought those 3 guys were the top TE’s and I wanted to get one of them). With the 26th pick in round 2 I am very pleased to select Carl Nicks OT from Nebraska. He is a big Parcell’s type lineman standing at 6-5, 343 pounds who has good feet for his size and build. According to most all reports I read, Nicks was one of the standout performers all week at the Senior Bowl. This guy is a beast who will pair with Carey as our bookend OT’s of the future. Here is a small video of Carl Nicks from the senior bowl…
Pick 27 - Jacksonville Jaguars - Chris ELLIS - Viginia Tech - Defensive end.
This was tough. There were a few players that I was looking at. I believe that we are set at QB & RB, & WR was looked after with the 1st pick, so it left me with safety, CB or DE. The best player availabe for a defense that needed a spark & really needed a a rushing end is Chris Ellis. 1st round talent but with some baggage, 6'5, 260 lb end & a 4.75 40, 52 games, 22 sacks.
Overall, I think a solid pick for the jags.
02-21-2008, 02:19 PM
The new GM of the colts uses the pick on defence, we were looking for a guard but the BPAs are on the defensive side of the ball, not on Olinemen. Couple of OLBs are interesting, but we believe they will not be an upgrade on Keihao or June... our Dtackles suck baddly, our CBs are modest, we have a huge choice to make here.... brandon flowers the CB or Red Bryant the DTackle ... in the end, we go for beef on the Line and select Red Bryant, DT from Texas A&M
(on the right lol )
02-21-2008, 02:35 PM
The Packers are happy to make LB Phillip Wheeler of Georgia Tech their second addition in this draft. The value on our chart again matches a need position for us with both Wheeler and Erin Henderson available at this point. We decided to go with Wheeler however because of his superior athletic talent and playmaking ability. There was also some good value at cornerback position with Porter, King and Flowers still available. We addressed the defensive backfield with Reggie Smith earlier though. We believe that we have greatly improved our athleticism and depth on the defensive side of the ball with the additions of Smith and Wheeler.
02-23-2008, 06:07 PM
The Cowboys select DaJuan Morgan-Safety from North Caronlina State...We feel like he can come in and back up either Roy or Hamlin and when one of them leaves next year step into the starting role..Building for the future along with our other picks
02-25-2008, 11:50 AM
The Pats are amazed to see this guy still on the board...
Brandon Flowers, CB VaTech
Ht/Wt: 5-10, 200 Hometown: Delray Beach, FL
02-25-2008, 05:28 PM
with last pick in the second round the New York Giants a cornerback from Indina Tracy Porter 5’11 186
Porter showed off his big play ability as a corner as a freshman, picking off three passes and finishing with 22 tackles. As a sophomore, he had 48 tackles to go with three more interceptions. As a junior, Porter had 59 tackles and four picks, earning 2nd team All Big 10 honors. He closed out his career with 83 tackles, 5.5 for loss, a sack and six interceptions.
Porter is a very good cover corner, with all the talent to translate that ability to the NFL. He is a very good athlete, and has the quickness to stay with receivers in and out of their breaks. He also has the speed to run down the field with receivers and not lose any ground. Porter has also shown an impressive nose for the football, picking off 16 passes during his career. He is also aggressive, and not afraid to help out in run support. Elite speed, with a frame to add an additional 10 to 15 pounds without a significant loss of speed or quickness. Reads the action quickly and has the athleticism to react in time to make be a playmaker. Uses his hands well to get an initial jam on the receiver when in press coverage. Has good hands, and greatly improved his tackling skills during his senior year. Special-teams standout as both a punt returner and gunner.
02-25-2008, 10:22 PM
With the 1st pick in the 3rd round, we the Miami Dolphins select cb Terrel Thomas from USC. A big, physical corner standing at 6-1 197 pounds The dolphins need help in the secondary and this pick definitely fills a need. Here's a thread that Boomer posted which talks about his success rate in 2007....
Terrell Thomas - USC:
Thomas deflected seven passes four interception returns (11.0 avg). He had 57 passes targeted into his area, holding the opposition to seventeen catches for 149 yards (8.76 yards per catch) and one touchdown. Only 29.82% of those throws were caught and he allowed just 2.61 yards per pass attempt
02-26-2008, 01:29 PM
atlanta has the 3rd pick
02-28-2008, 03:42 PM
With the 65th selesction the Rams take Roy Schuening, G Oregon State
03-02-2008, 11:38 PM
With the Third Pick in the Third Round The Atlanta Falcons Select Trevor Laws.
With not much depth at defensive tackle Trevor Laws will be able to join the rotation and contrubute immediately.
03-04-2008, 06:00 PM
John Goff ILB Vandy
03-06-2008, 04:51 PM
1. Miami - Chris Long DE
I still think Parcells goes defense at the top as he loves having solid defenses, plus the draft has a solid number of good OT's.
2. St. Louis - Jake Long OL
They need a big man up front to help protect Bulger and block for Jackson.
3. Atlanta - Matt Ryan QB
Now that they signed Michael Turner to a big deal the franchise QB is next.
4. Oakland - Darren McFadden RB
I think Rhodes and Jordan will be out, and the 2 headed monster of Fargas and McFadden will be in. Davis loves his explosive players and they need some help for the development of Russell.
5. Kansas City - Sedrick Ellis DT
Since most o-lineman at this point will be a reach they need to sure up their run defense and with concerns of Dorsey's knee they take the safer pick.
6. New York - Vernon Gholston DE
With the transfer to the 3-4 completely underway they need LB's and so they take the versatile Gholston here, and ensure division rival NE doesn’t get their hands on him.
7. New England - Leodis McKelvin CB
I think they actually trade out of this spot for an extra pick or two, but if not they need to fill the void of the departures of Samuel and Gay.
8. Baltimore - Ryan Clady OT
With the retirement of Ogden almost definite (or maybe it is), they need some help up front to open some holes for Willis and protect whoever they decide to put behind center.
9. Cincinnati - Glenn Dorsey DT
With 2 trades for DT falling apart for the Bengals in the last week, they get their big man in April.
10. New Orleans - Phillip Merling DE
Now that they traded for Vilma, its time to sure up a pass rush and take a solid defense end.
11. Buffalo - Limas Sweed WR
They need a big #1 receiver up in Buffalo and Limas Sweed is the number one wideout in this year’s draft.
12. Denver - Keith Rivers LB
With Lynch agreeing to come back they need to focus on replacing Al Wilson at the LB position.
13. Carolina - Kenny Phillips S
Carolina needs another playmaker in the back end of their secondary because they had far too many big plays completed against them last season.
14. Chicago - Brian Brohm QB
Chicago gets their potential QB of the future, and since Grossman and Orton aren’t getting paid too much he can sit and learn for awhile this season.
15. Detroit - Mike Jenkins CB
Since they traded Dre Bly to the Bronco's last off-season they need someone to help their crummy secondary.
16. Arizona - Rashard Mendenhall RB
Arizona needs a compliment to the Edge so he can lessen the work load, and Mendenhall is the complete package.
17. Minnesota – Derrick Harvey DE
With the sudden health concerns of 2 main defensive linemen, the Vikings take a big time player maker at end from Florida.
18. Houston - Jonathan Stewart RB
They need a franchise type running back down in Houston, and with Mendenhall going just 3 picks earlier, Stewart is the best of what’s left.
19. Philadelphia - Jeff Otah OT
They would love to see Sweed fall all the way to them at this position to solidify a #1 receiver for McNabb, but since he wont they take the best O-Lineman available to help protect McNabb.
20. Tampa Bay - DeSean Jackson WR
With an ageing receiving core they need some speed and youth, plus a legitimate return specialist which Tampa has never had in their history.
21. Washington - Aqib Talib CB
The Redskins need to sure up there ageing cornerbacks, especially with the pass happy teams in their division.
22. Dallas - Malcolm Kelly WR
The Cowboys also have an ageing receiving core, and unless they go out and sign Javon Walker I see them taking a local guy with create potential.
23. Pittsburgh - Chris Williams OT
With the departure of Alan Faneca and possibly Max Starks, they need to keep their $102 million investment standing up right.
24. Tennessee - Calais Campbell DE
With the large amount of D-Lineman gone in free agency they get a young defensive end with a lot of upside.
25. Seattle - Kentwan Balmer DT
Seattle has a lot of key pieces in place for a championship run, but they need a monster of a man to clog up the middle of the trenches.
26. Jacksonville - Reggie Smith S
With the addition of Drayton Florence to their secondary they continue to get depth here with the 26th pick if they want to take down the kings of the AFC South (Indy).
27. San Diego- Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie S
They pair their breakout defensive player of last year with his cousin to continue to add depth to their secondary.
28. Dallas - Felix Jones RB
Jerry Jones loves his Arkansas boys and with the almost inevitable departure of Julius Jones in free agency, he replaces here with the 28th pick.
29. San Francisco - Mario Manningham WR
After spending some big money in free agency on defense on Justin Smith they need to continue to add weapons for Alex Smith to develop.
30. Green Bay - Branden Albert OG
With the sudden retirement of Brett Favre, they strongly consider at QB here but decide to help protect Aaron Rogers instead.
31. New York - Dan Conner LB
Pass rushers won them a ring in '07 but LB's were there weak spot in '07.
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