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dbspi
12-13-2006, 04:22 AM
This is how I see 2007 NFL Mock Draft Playing out for Round 1


1. Detroit Lions- Brady Quinn | QB | | Notre Dame|
After years of weak scouting and incompetent management, the Detroit Lions enter yet another rebuilding period. With that said, the Lions will not succeed long term with 34 year old John Kitna and his 1+ interceptions per game. Enter Brady Quinn: a poised leader with all of the intangibles you look for in a franchise quarterback. Quinn is the most polished quarterback in the Draft and his big game experience will help him fit in and succeed with the Detroit Lions.

2. Oakland Raiders- Calvin Johnson | WR | | Georgia Tech |
The Raiders are a team with many holes and most of those holes lie on the offensive side of the ball. With that said the offense will get even more depleted come 2007 when Randy Moss will more than likely get cut, and Joey Porter traded. Therefore the Raiders take Calvin Johnson to help restore their receiving corps and fulfill Al Davis’ desire for a vertical passing game. Calvin Johnson is the most talented player in the draft as he combines Mike Williams size with Randy Moss ball skills. Johnson gets the nod here over AD with AD’s injury history.

3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Joe Thomas | OT | | Wisconsin |
The game is won or lost in the trenches, and the Bucs need help on both lines. Gaines Adams would be the pick here, but with the Bucs having to much invested in offensive players (Cadillac, Clayton) to let them suffer behind a mediocre O-line. Thus Joe Thomas is the pick because he will protect Simms/Gradkowski, open holes for Cadillac, and be the LT of the Franchise for many years to come.

4. Arizona Cardinals- Gaines Adams | DE | | Clemson |
Unfortunately for the Arizona Cardinals, Joe Thomas is gone by the time they pick, so they go for the next best player in Gaines Adams. The Cards are the worst team in the league in terms of sacks, and if there is ever a player who can get after the QB, it is Gaines Adams. Adams will help give their defense a consistent pass rush and replace Chike Okeafor and his 5.5 sacks in 13 games. With a steady pass rush, the Cards will not have to put so much pressure on their DBs and will not have to blitz as much.

5. Washington Redskins- Alan Brach | DT | | Michigan |
If there’s anything Gregg Williams likes in his defense, it is a mammoth DT who can get after the QB. In Buffalo he had Pat Williams, and now in Washington he will have Alan Branch. At 6’6’’ 331lbs, Alan Branch is a mammoth of a DT, but what’s more impressive is his athleticism for his size. Branch will give the Redskins a Pat Williams-like presence in the middle and just ask Minnesota how much of a good thing that can be.

6. Houston Texans- Adrian Peterson | RB | | Oklahoma |
Oh those woeful Texans. Passing on Reggie Bush did not bode so well for the Texans. With the talent level of Adrian Peterson, as well as the fact that Domanick Davis has missed just under 40% of his career NFL games due to injuries, the Texans decide to take Adrian Peterson and instantly improve the dynamic of their Offense. Peterson is a unique bruising running back with high end top speed and a powerful vertical running style. The only knock on him is his injury history and it causes him to fall out of the Top5.

7. Cleveland Browns- Leon Hall | CB | | Michigan |
If anyone knows how to build a defense, it is Romeo Crennel. Crennel would like to get his very own version of Ty Law so that he can shut down half of the field. The Browns already have Leigh Bodden, but adding Leon Hall will strengthen the Browns secondary and allow Romeo Crennel to get creative with his Blitzes. With Alan Branch and Adrian Peterson off the board, the Browns go ahead and fill a glaring need at CB with the best cover corner in the Draft.

8. St. Louis Rams- Patrick Willis | OLB | | Ole Miss |
It is quite evident that the Rams need defensive help at all three levels. This is where they go BPA for defense and take the stud LB out of Ole Miss. Patrick Willis is a talented, high energy linebacker who can lay the lumber as well as anyone. What’s more impressive is the person that he is off the field as he is an asset to any community. Willis will either play SLB with Witherspoon on the inside, or Willis inside and Witherspoon out. All in all, the Rams end up with a solid linebacking corps after this pick.

9. San Francisco 49ers- Darrelle Revis | CB | |Pittsburgh |
Unfortunately for the 49ers, Vernon Davis did not play for most of the season due to an injury. With that said, the offensive stats for the 49ers have been less that what they should be. So the 49ers will thus look towards rebuilding the defense with this pick as they choose Derrelle Revis. Revis is as talented as any corner in this draft, and he doubles as an electrifying return man. Look for him to be a staple in the 49ers secondary with Shawntee Spencer.

10. Green Bay Packers- Marshawn Lynch | RB | | Cal |
After this season, the Packers will begin to enter a rebuilding phase. Thus, they look to get some fresh legs into the running game and add Marshawn Lynch. Lynch is a dynamic running back with perfect size for the position, as well as great vision and hands. Lynch will provide Rogers with an outlet in the flat as well as a replacement for Ahman Green. Look for a younger, more explosive offense in Green Bay next season.

11. Minnesota Vikings- Dwayne Jarrett | WR | | USC |
The lucky Vikings stay put and have Dwayne Jarrett fall right into their laps. Although Dwayne Jarrett is no Calvin Johnson, he is not that far off. Jarrett is a tall, athletic playmaker who knows how to attack the ball. He is also adept at using his size well in going up for the ball. Jarrett is a winner and will hopefully bring that winning attitude to Minnesota. There are rumors that Brad Childress will not take a WR this high, but as you can see in Philadelphia, the emergence of Reggie Brown and Donte Stallworth mixed in with the lack of success of Thrash and Pinkston will cause Childress to think twice about not taking a WR in the first.

12. Carolina Panthers- JaMarcus Russell | QB | | LSU |
Those poor Panthers, they went from Superbowl favorites to picking in the top half of the draft. There is plenty to blame, however the Panthers see that Jake Delhomme just isn’t getting it done. And to top if off, he is 31 years old. The time has come for the Panthers to draft a top rated QB and Jamarcus Russell will be a top 15 pick come draft time. Russell has the physical tools to make any scout drool, but what’s most impressive is his leadership and big game experience. Look for Russell and DeAngelo Williams to lead the Panthers into a new era.

13. Miami Dolphins- Jake Long | OT | | Michigan |
The Dolphins, Bills, and Cardinals have been battling for the Worst OL award. Although it is a toss up as to which team has the worst OL, it is clearly evident that all three of those teams need help. That is why the Dolphins go Jake Long with the 13th pick. Long will more than likely declare this year when he sees that he is the 2nd best OT with Sam Baker going back to USC. Long has the typical size you look for in an OT, and he is a mauler in the running game. Not to mention, it also helps that he is a Michigan O-lineman. Look for Long to open holes for Ronnie Brown and protect Harrington’s blindside in ‘07.

14. Pittsburgh Steelers- LaMarr Woodley | OLB | | Michigan |
The Steelers look to keep their great LB tradition alive with this pick here. With Branch and Revis off the board, the Steelers pick comes down to LaMarr Woodley and Justin Blalock. With their great defensive tradition and defense first attitude, they go with Woodley here to provide them with a linebacking corps that averages 30 years of age. Woodley is the best DE/OLB tweener in the draft and his experience as well as the role that he played in the #1 defense in the nation will allow him to fit in perfectly with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

15. Buffalo Bills- Justin Blalock | OG | | Texas |
It’s no surprise that the Buffalo Bills are a run-the-football, defensive team. And in order to be a power running team, they need an actual offensive line. With the recent O-line shuffle, it has become clear that the left side of the line (Peters, Gandy) is being run towards almost every time, and it has been working well. However, once teams figure this out and stack the left side, the Bills will have to run towards the Preston/Pennington side. If they get Blalock to play RG, it will be a tremendous upgrade in terms of pass protection and run blocking, and McGahee will finally start to see holes when he runs. Blalock is an excellent pass blocker who is one of the best at pulling and blocking out in the run game.

16. Tennessee Titans- Ted Ginn Jr. | WR | | Ohio St. |
What more can you say about what Vince Young has done. He has made a living out of proving people wrong. With that, the Titans compliment Vince Young with a playmaker at WR. Ginn is as explosive as any player in college football, and his speed will stretch defenses, allowing Vince Young with even bigger gaps to scramble. All in all, the Young and Ginn connection should turn out to be one of the more exciting ones in the NFL.

17. Atlanta Falcons- Reggie Nelson | S | | Florida |
The Falcons get the best NCAA safety here and fill a big need. Nelson is a hard hitting, big-play safety who can team up with DeAngelo hall to create a stingy secondary for the Falcons. With Patrick Kerney, John Abraham, Rod Coleman, DeAngelo Hall, and now Reggie Nelson, opposing teams will have a very tough time throwing the ball against the Falcons.

18. New York Jets- Frank Okam | DE | | Texas |
With Woodley, Lynch, and Branch off the board, the Jets take Frank Okam here hoping that he can play the role of Richard Seymour in their defense. If the Buffalo Bills offensive line can continuously run the ball down your defense’s throat, you need serious help. Thus, the Jets go Okam and look to fill their pass rushing needs in round 2.

19. Philadelphia Eagles- LaRon Landry | S | | LSU |
Going into the season, Landry was a Top5 pick. He hasn’t exactly played himself out of that position, rather other players have played much better and have overtaken Landry. Thus he falls to pick 19 where the Eagles will happily snag him. Landry is an intelligent safety who excels in pass coverage, but can also stuff the run efficiently. What more could you want out of a safety? Landry will replace Michael Lewis in the short run and then take over for Brian Dawkins when he retires.

20. New York Giants- Quinn Pitcock | DT | | Ohio St. |
The Giants go BPA and grab Pitcock to provide some talent to their D-line. Pitcock is an excellent run stuffer who has stepped up in the pass rushing department. The Giants will look to the later rounds for a cover corner and safety with this draft being loaded with good DBs.

21. Kansas City Chiefs- Robert Meachem | WR | | Tennessee |
The Chiefs bring in a #1 receiver in order to help out their passing game. With a great running attack, teams will soon start to focus on stuffing the running game of the Chiefs. Thus, they go with Meacham here as he can stretch the field, and pick up consistent first downs. Meachem is an underrated WR prospect whose stock will skyrocket come draft time.

22. Denver Broncos- Quentin Moses | DE | | Georgia |
The Bronco’s biggest need is a pass rusher, and when a DE of Moses’ potential comes along, Shanahan will make the pick in a split second. Moses was supposed to be one of the best prospects this season, but poor play has dropped him from that position, nevertheless the talent remains there and it will be up to Shanahan to get Quentin Moses back up to his Top 10 talent level.

23. New England (f/ SEA) - Michael Griffin | S | | Texas |
The biggest area that the Pats need to address is the secondary. With Rodney Harrison on his last legs, the Pats bring in the Texas S to play for Belichek. Michael Griffin will give them a solid S back there who should team up well with Eugene Wilson in order to stop teams from throwing against the Pats.

24. Dallas Cowboys- Levi Brown | OT | | Penn St. |
The Cowboys upgrade the O-line in an attempt to be able to bring Bledsoe back. (I kid, I kid) But realistically, the Cowboys biggest need is at RG. Therefore they take Levi Brown who could play both RT and RG, and slot him in to the RG position. Brown has the footwork to be an efficient pass blocker, but he also excels at being a mauler in the running game. Does that not sound like the perfect OG prospect? In all likelihood Brown could have went higher had it not been for an injury filled season.

25. Jacksonville Jaguars- Paul Posluszny | OLB | | Penn St. |
The Jags pick up a player who can just flat out play football. Posluszny is the type of player who doesn’t have the best measurables, but still gets it done on the field. To add to that, he was a junior captain at Penn St. When he plays for the Jags, he will have Stroud and Henderson up the middle taking on blockers, allowing him to do what he does best: make tackles. Posluszny could go anywhere in the first round, but his recent knee injury will scare many teams away, allowing the Jags to pick him up late.

dbspi
12-13-2006, 04:22 AM
26. Cincinnati Bengals- Amobi Okoye | DT | | Louisville |
The Bengals go with the 20 year old phenom here in the hopes of getting a Kevin Garnett-like outcome. Okoye is as intelligent as they come, and with him pushing with the big boys at 16-20 years of age, image how he might end up when he hits his physical peak. Marvin Lewis will take on the task of molding this 20 year old DT into one of the best run-stuffing DTs in the game.


27. New Orleans Saints- Buster Davis | ILB | | Florida St. |
Yet again the Saints get lucky here with Buster Davis falling to them. Although it’s not as significant as Bush falling to them, Buster Davis is no pushover. He is one of the hardest hitting and instinctive linebackers in NCAA football. Think Ernie Sims but 20lbs more and playing ILB. Davis will replace Simoneau and give the Saints a solid building block for the future.

28. New England Patriots- Antoine Cason | CB | | Arizona |
The Pats go with Antoine Cason here to completely address the secondary here and not have to spend any more time worrying about the secondary. Cason fits the system well as he excels in zone coverage and he should be able to replace Asante Samuel.

29. Baltimore Ravens- Troy Smith | QB | | Ohio St. |
If anything has helped Troy Smith this year, it has been the effectiveness of QB’s that are less than 6’3’’. Of course winning the heisman and going undefeated in the regular season helps too. As well as throwing 54 TDs and 12 INTs in his career. Troy Smith has had a Vince Young career in terms of improvement. Every year he got better and better, and there is no telling when he will peak. He has effective arm strength with deceiving accuracy and great pocket presence. Mix that in with the ability to scramble and suddenly people wont care about the fact that he is 5’11- 6’. Once McNair is gone, look for Smith to be the leader of the Baltimore Ravens.

30. Indianapolis Colts- DeMarcus Tyler | DT | | NC State |
After being run on and run on by just about every team in the NFL, the Colts look to address the run defense. Tank Tyler will give them a stout NT who specializes in stuffing the run and holding at the point of attack. He will be used to team up with Booger McFarland in an attempt to stop teams from running on them, or at least force them to the outside where the speedy Indy D can chase them down.

31. Chicago Bears- Zach Miller | TE | | Arizona St. |
The Bears fill a need with the top tight end available. At 6’5’’ 259lbs, Zach Miller has the size to be an effective blocker in the running game and the receiving skills to be a threat in the passing game. Look for Miller to provide Grossman with an option over the middle as well as a red zone threat.

32. San Diego Chargers- H.B Blades | ILB | | Pittsburgh |
The Chargers take the BPA on defense, and luckily he also fills a huge need. Donnie Edwards is getting old and so is Randall Godfrey, thus H.B Blades will step in to replenish the linebacking corps in San Diego. Blades is a tough run stuffing LB who translates well into the 3-4 with his size and toughness.

kastofsna
12-13-2006, 08:58 AM
jake long is going to be a RT. he's just not that athletic. miami won't draft him.

threetoedpete
12-13-2006, 09:46 AM
Good Job..I've got Leron sloted about there. I know you love the guy, but Alll Day is going to drop like Briteny Spears at the frat party. Early and often. But it does fit the franchises patern of taking RB's with a history of injuries. Not saying you're wrong. Smells like a disaster to me.

Nit Pick....The Bills still have Mike Willams in their craw. That fur ball will be enough to prevent the Bills from taking a
Texas o-lineman that high. No matter how good he is or how much he fits. Also, JMHO, going to more than four o-line guys go in the first .

dbspi
12-13-2006, 10:55 AM
Good Job..I've got Leron sloted about there. I know you love the guy, but Alll Day is going to drop like Briteny Spears at the frat party. Early and often. But it does fit the franchises patern of taking RB's with a history of injuries. Not saying you're wrong. Smells like a disaster to me.

Nit Pick....The Bills still have Mike Willams in their craw. That fur ball will be enough to prevent the Bills from taking a
Texas o-lineman that high. No matter how good he is or how much he fits. Also, JMHO, going to more than four o-line guys go in the first .

If I remember correctly Bills cut Mike Williams at the beginning of the season and he was picked up by Jacksonville. I think he is on their practice squad for being too over weight.

dbspi
12-13-2006, 11:15 AM
The players who I really like to see Texans draft would be Joe Thomas, Alan Branch, Adrian Peterson

As long as Arizona is ahead of us we will never be able to draft Joe Thomas. I don't believe Texans will invest first round pick on DL four years in a row to draft Alan Branch. I would have loved to see our DL play with Mario, Alan Branch together. Adrian Peterson has injury concern and he also runs too much upright.

Best thing for Texans to do is to trade the picks few times in round 1 and pick up as many draft picks on day one as possible and try to fill holes.

beerlover
12-13-2006, 12:52 PM
The players who I really like to see Texans draft would be Joe Thomas, Alan Branch, Adrian Peterson

As long as Arizona is ahead of us we will never be able to draft Joe Thomas. I don't believe Texans will invest first round pick on DL four years in a row to draft Alan Branch. I would have loved to see our DL play with Mario, Alan Branch together. Adrian Peterson has injury concern and he also runs too much upright.

Best thing for Texans to do is to trade the picks few times in round 1 and pick up as many draft picks on day one as possible and try to fill holes.

first off very nice Mock :)

I also agree with your opinions as stated above :ok:

You know something thats been overlooked in all of this woulda, coulda draft talk about this past draft is that the Texans current GM Rick Smith was not calling the shots & not even a part of the staff, he has been very quiet so far as Texans GM. who knows very much about this guy? should he not step up to the plate & start reporting the offical Texans future aspirations, be more visiable & assertive & let Kubiak focus on his coaching? something tells me if he had been the GM as much as Kubiak might have convinced McNair he could improve Carr's performance (which he has) a good GM would not have passed on the two top talents in the draft with the options available to him. that being said look for the smart thing this year & the Texans taking the best available talent regardless of need unless he deceides the needs (trading down) outweigh the top talent. Lets call our Sports radio outlets and get this guy on the air on a regular basis, as a matter of fact demand it :taz:

infantrycak
12-13-2006, 01:07 PM
If I remember correctly Bills cut Mike Williams at the beginning of the season and he was picked up by Jacksonville. I think he is on their practice squad for being too over weight.

Mike Williams is on IR for the Jags. He is not practice squad eligible--fyi.

jerek
12-13-2006, 01:20 PM
Don't know about the positions or the picks but AP would be one hell of a pickup for us.

Ride 'Em
12-14-2006, 05:06 PM
Peterson definitely fits the Kubiak one cut and go running style. That dude is straight downhill, no stopping in the hole for him. Even though I despise OU with all my heart I'd love to see him on the Texans.

dbspi
12-14-2006, 07:07 PM
Mike Williams is on IR for the Jags. He is not practice squad eligible--fyi.

Bingo for correcting me. I knew he was picked up by Jags but I didn't know his status. Thanks for correcting me.

dbspi
12-14-2006, 07:30 PM
Don't know about the positions or the picks but AP would be one hell of a pickup for us.

There is not much difference between AP and Lynch. I think it might be better for us to trade down few spots and pick up few more draft picks in the process. Having an elite running back (AP/Lynch) will allow the opposing offense to sit on the side line and allow us to control to clock and move the chain. Kubiak and Company will buy some time to rebuild the team.

Few players who I like very much in R1 is Joe Thomas, Alan Branch, Hall, Landry, Jamarcus Russel (QB - LSU), AP/Lynch. We can't go wrong with any of these players and the position they play is also a need position on the team except QB position.

I don't know what the Texans will do in regards to QB position and its not worth debating in this thread.

I also like to see Texans pick up following players in the free agency.

1. Adalius Thomas (OLB) - 6'2 270lbs (Adalius Thomas is a beast, he has 10 sacks as a situational 4-3 OLB blitzer this season. He has played OLB, DE and situational DT for Baltimore this year).
2. Nate Clements (CB) or the CB from NE
3. Terdell Sands (DT) from Oakland --- 6'7 335 - 4 year veteran from Chattanooga.
(Good in running and passing down, he can really go after the QB as well. I believe he had 1 sack and numerous QB pressures against Carr in Oakland.) He is back up in Oakland who will become free agent this off season.

Briggs is also good but Thomas has much better upside and you can fit him into any scheme.

Silver Oak
12-14-2006, 07:36 PM
CB or Safety in the 1st, then pick a quality RB in the 2nd round.

Latest news has Long staying in school.

Farough
12-14-2006, 07:49 PM
Well.. Jake Long is returning for his senior season so not gonna be going this year.

painekiller
12-14-2006, 08:31 PM
I also like to see Texans pick up following players in the free agency.

1. Adalius Thomas (OLB) - 6'2 270lbs (Adalius Thomas is a beast, he has 10 sacks as a situational 4-3 OLB blitzer this season. He has played OLB, DE and situational DT for Baltimore this year).
2. Nate Clements (CB) or the CB from NE
3. Terdell Sands (DT) from Oakland --- 6'7 335 - 4 year veteran from Chattanooga.
(Good in running and passing down, he can really go after the QB as well. I believe he had 1 sack and numerous QB pressures against Carr in Oakland.) He is back up in Oakland who will become free agent this off season.

Briggs is also good but Thomas has much better upside and you can fit him into any scheme.


Thomas appears to me to be a 3-4 OLB like Peek and Babin. Not really what a 4-3 defensive team should be looking to pay big money to be a tweener.

2-3 have you been reading my post? Sands is real high on my want list. But Clements top the list.