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02-07-2008, 05:20 PM

Mock NFL Draft No. 1PickTeamPos.PlayerCollegeClassHt.Wt.1http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2008/02/dolphins_30-1.gifDTGlenn DorseyLSUSr.6-1310I'm not convinced that new Dolphins football czar Bill Parcells will allow himself to assign No. 1 overall value to an interior defensive lineman, so don't overlook Miami taking defensive end Chris Long of Virginia if, as expected, it gets no offers to trade out of the slot. There's also the issue of whether Dorsey's disruptive style of play would best be used in the 3-4 formation, should the Dolphins switch to it with Parcells on board. But with Miami in need of defensive help, Dorsey is No. 1 for now. 2http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2008/02/rams_30-1.gifDEChris LongVirginiaSr.6-3266The Rams' choice will likely boil down to someone named Long, either Chris or Michigan offensive tackle Jake Long (no relation). But we're giving them Howie Long's impressive son, because he's such a solid bet to quickly turn into an impact pro. Long would team nicely with last year's No. 1, defensive tackle Adam Carriker.
3http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2008/02/falcons_30-1.gifQBMatt RyanBoston CollegeSr.6-5221Given the Falcons' fiasco at quarterback in 2007 -- from Michael Vick to Joey Harrington to Byron Leftwich to Chris Redman -- being in position to turn their card in for Ryan seems like the first break Atlanta has gotten in almost a year. What about Brian Brohm? I don't think Arthur Blank is of the mind to take a chance on anyone else from Louisville for a while. 4http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2008/02/raiders_30-1.gifRBDarren McFaddenArkansasJr.6-2212My gut tells me the cash-poor Raiders don't really want to be paying a top-five contract again this year, so look for them to shop this pick to some team hot for this year's version of Adrian Peterson. Folks are keeping an eye on Dallas in that regard, because of Jerry Jones' Arkansas ties. If McFadden makes it beyond No. 4, he could tumble past a number of teams who are already set at running back. 5http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2008/02/chiefs_30-1.gifOTJake LongMichiganSr.6-7309After years of excellence, the Chiefs offensive line reached disaster-area status last season. Long would be an immediate upgrade at either tackle, and help get Kansas City's Larry Johnson-led running game back on track. 6http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2008/02/jets_30-1.gifDEQuentin GrovesAuburnSr.6-3249This is higher than most have Groves going at this point, but he's expected to elevate himself in the round once he works out at both the Combine and at his pro day. Groves has a great burst off the edge, and his top-end speed will likely set him apart in scout's eyes once the memory of his injury-plagued senior season fades. 7http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2008/02/patriots_30-2.gifCBMike JenkinsSouth FloridaSr.6-0200With the probable free-agent departure of No. 1 cornerback Asante Samuel this spring, the Patriots will need a cover man. Jenkins is considered the cleanest name in a cornerback crop that lacks depth and impact potential.
*From San Francisco 8http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2008/02/ravens_30-1.gifQBBrian BrohmLouisvilleSr.6-3225Until the Ravens get their long-standing quarterback issues settled, all other needs will continue to seem secondary. Baltimore can't afford to pass on a prospect who has played and starred in a pro-style offense. 9http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2008/02/bengals_30-1.gifDTSedrick EllisUSCSr.6-1308Ellis has turned heads this week in his Senior Bowl practices, and he's the kind of explosive and athletic play-making presence that the Bengals desperately need in their interior defensive line. He's a force to be reckoned with and rarely gets handled by just one blocker. 10http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2008/02/saints_30-1.gifCBAqib TalibKansasJr.6-2201The Saints didn't upgrade their pass defense enough last offseason (Jason David?) and they paid for it in 2007. Talib is an elite athlete who has NFL size and coverage skills, and his versatility extends to him having played some on offense for the Jayhawks.

Mock Draft Continued (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/writers/don_banks/01/23/mock.draft1.part2/index.html)

02-07-2008, 05:26 PM

No way Harvey falls that far.

02-07-2008, 05:30 PM
i'd rather take chris long over dorsey but dorsey is really good too.my top order if we stay at number 1 is...
Player...................talent number out of ten
chris long .............10
glenn dorsey..........10
matt ryan..............9.5
Darren Mafadden.....9.3
sedrick ellis.............9