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Default 1-10 Mock Updated Post Senior Bowl

Focused on the players more from a scouting perspective rather than that of a GM, still I feel most players do fit nicely with the teams picks either by need, bpa or scheme in a seamless order sure to appease the most avid draftniks. As we, Texans fans head towards our 6th NFL draft just how much have we learned? we've been through alot thats for sure, my personel interest is very limited to the Texans, however following the draft year after year & learning all these wonderfully talented football players you begin to sense a much fuller understanding of the men in the NFL who play the game.

1. OAKLAND - Calvin Johnson, WR Georgia Tech. 6040 228 4.55

Should be the highest rated player in the draft by the time all the information is gathered post combine. Elite size, strength & speed Calvin is explosive in his rise and shows natural hand extension to reach and pluck away from the frame...Generates a strong jolt with cover to defeat the press and works hard with his hands to sustain when blocking in-line...It is rare to see him use his body to field the ball, as he is perfectly capable of extending for the pass at its high point...Terrific load to bring down after the catch...Strong open field runner who will drag defenders when fighting for extra yardage.

2. DETROIT - Brady Quinn, QB Notre Dame. 6040 228 4.7

I'm not a big Brady fan here just the facts & the facts are he is the most NFL ready (because of experience under Charlie Weis). Quinn has learned to put the ball where the receiver can catch it and shows good balance throwing on the move...Good student of the game, showing the field vision and intelligence to recognize coverages on his pre-snap scan of the field and in his pass drop...Shows decent foot quickness in his set-up, keeping his feet under him while maintaining balance...Can reach his throwing point with a normal stride and has the body control and agility needed to drive back from center quickly...Has keen awareness and a good grasp of the offensive system...Does a nice job scanning the field and throws with good timing and touch...Carries the ball medium/high and can flick it out either with a high three-quarter delivery or over the head...Has a compact release to unload the ball quickly and good mechanics when launching the ball long...Puts very good zip on all of his throws, especially in the intermediate area or when going long.

3. CLEVELAND - Joe Thomas, OT Wisconsin. 6070 310 5.06

Once again I'm not in the Joe Thomas camp, he lacks athletic laterial movement & watching those knees (wrapped & in braces) makes me uneasy still his technique is as good as Bosli (but lacks that mean streak attitude). Shows classic natural knee bend with good hip snap to redirect and mirror the edge rushers...Nimble moving his feet in his pass set-up, retreating fluidly while maintaining body control...Shows good urgency and leg drive coming off the snap, demonstrating the knee bend to drop his weight well pass protection...Capable of locating and neutralizing the edge rushers.

4. TAMPA BAY - Levi Brown, OT Penn State. 6040 325 5.28

I want this guy protecting my blind side, going out after work or late night parties I'm going to nickname him the Protector (anyone see the movie with Tony JAA- awesome) anyways Gruden now has him on his radar from coaching him in the Senior Bowl. big upper frame, with broad shoulders, long arms, big hands and good chest thickness, along with a big bubble, wide hips, thick thighs and ankles, along with a frame that has the potential to carry more bulk with no loss in quickness...Very light on his feet for a player of his size...Has excellent explosion coming off the snap and nimble footwork, especially in his kick slide...Uses his feet well to slide out and adjust on the edge rushers and knows how to shoot his hands in attempts to lock on and sustain...Has the quickness to recover when beaten and his feet allow him to redirect with ease to neutralize backside plays...Aggressive drive blocker with the hand punch needed to shock and jolt the defender...Finds ways to get the job done on the field and will not back down from a confrontation...Can dominate once he fits on a defender, demonstrating the quickness to reach and make cutoffs...For a big player, Brown is very nimble on his feet, as he has the loose hips to redirect and shows good control changing direction. loved when he called Thomas out this week in practice quote "The Browns, along with the rest of the NFL, would have liked a look at Wisconsin left tackle Joe Thomas this week. But the 6-6, 310-pounder pulled out of Saturday's Senior Bowl late last week, a common move for players projected at the top of the NFL draft. Though it's agents who typically steer players away from the game, for some scouts, the desire of a top player not to hurt his draft status by risking exposure raises questions about that player's competitiveness. Some of the players here agree. "It shows a little fear sometimes that maybe you have something to hide," said Penn State tackle Levi Brown. "Maybe you have something to hide." Thomas was of such high interest to the Browns because, as one member of the staff said, they are looking for an "infusion" of offensive linemen in this draft. Thomas is probably the only lineman worthy of consideration with the Browns' first pick, which will be at either No. 3 or No. 4 pending a coin flip with Tampa Bay". - Doug Lesmerises, Cleveland Plain Dealer

5. ARIZONA - Gaines Adams, DE Clemson. 6050 260 4.72

what a great looking athletic DE really enjoyed watching him play, teams always had to account for his presence. Tall, athletic build with the room for additional muscle mass without the loss of quickness. Good burst off the edge. Rare first step for a player of his size and can beat the offensive tackle with his initial move. Short area quickness and can explode into his tackles. Good speed in pursuit. Can track down the ball carrier and tackle from behind. Strong hands to control the offensive tackle and can disengage when the ball is coming toward him.

6. WASHINGTON - Amobi Okoye, DT Louisville. 6020 287 4.95

Has really helped his stock this week @ the Senior Bowl & expect him to continue to impress through the combine. Can surprise his opponent and disrupt the play before it has a chance to begin. Ability to handle double-teams at the point of attack is one of his greatest attributes. Plays with good technique and impressive natural strength. Good pad level, use of hands and balance. Ability to make tackles in the backfield when the opportunity presents itself is his biggest improvement from his junior to senior seasons. Good motor and will pursue down the line in an effort to make the play. Good overall quickness and has surprising straight line speed. Intelligent, hard working and a team leader. Despite age, maturity is not a concern. Will enter the draft at only 19 and is only going to get bigger, stronger and faster.

7. MINNESOTA - JaMarcus Russell, QB LSU. 6050 252 4.56

I prefer to compare JaMarcus Russell to Doug Williams rather than Daunte Culpepper mostly because of his ability to go vertical or throw that 20 yard slant on a rope. Has the lower-body power to break tackles...Demonstrates above-average body control and balance driving back from center and shows good accuracy firing the ball up the seams...Has a fluid throwing motion, much like the Colts' Peyton Manning...Made good strides in recognizing protections and is capable of calling audibles...Not the type that needs the glory and attention some quarterbacks relish...Determined field leader with ice water running through his veins...Will play through pain and stands tall in the pocket...Has good balance dropping back and generally moves under control, showing a nice rhythm while planting his feet through his delivery...When he sits back and scans the field, he can pick apart a zone...Makes the right decisions on long throws, thanks in part to his raw power, but needs to vary the speed on his short throws, as he has a tendency to put too much zip on some throws...His arm strength and fluid mechanics allow him get the ball out quickly once he sets his feet...Shows no wasted motion and is consistently in good position to deliver the ball on time...Has the strongest arm in football, at any level

8. HOUSTON - Adrian Peterson, RB Oklahoma. 6020 218 4.47

Here ya go Texans fans finally your franchise RB returning home to the state of Texas w/both tackles gone & hopefully Nate Clements aquired via FA Kubiak comes through by adding the playmaker. Peterson is blessed with rare speed and quickness. He can get to top speed in an instant and has no problems attacking the holes with legs churning and pads low. He has the ability to push and clear the line of scrimmage, producing 71% of his yardage after initial contact. ... Peterson has the pull-away burst to beat defenders turning the corner. He can drop his pads and shift gears quickly, maintaining that burst through his cuts. He is quick to attack the inside holes and has the acceleration to separate once he clears the trash. .. Peterson has outstanding vision. He sees the holes and cutback lanes naturally and shows good savvy as an open field runner.

9. MIAMI - Ted Ginn Jr., WR/KR Ohio State. 6000 180 4.35

With this pick I hope to get kastofsna approval (I think he has a man crush on him or something) but Capers will be fighting for his 3-4 lineman in Alan Branch with DT Keith Traylor already 37. is a threat to score any time he touches the ball ... has Olympic speed and dazzling quickness ... is an electrifying football player ... came to Ohio State as a highly touted defensive back, but was moved to offense at the start of his freshman year and has evolved into one of the premier receivers in the college game ... has terrific hands, and catches everything that comes his way ... especially dangerous when he turns the corner and shifts into passing gear

10. ATLANTA - LaRon Landry, S LSU. 6020 205 4.48

If both Levi Brown & Adrien Peterson are gone I would have no problem with the Texans taking Landry. Intelligent, experienced safety. Understands his role as the last line of defense and takes proper angles to the ball. Reliable open-field tackler and has the ability to be a punishing hitter in the middle. Good speed and quickness in man coverage. Has the size to play aggressively with tight ends and yet has the athleticism to keep tight coverage with slot receivers. Might be at his best in zone coverage due to his heady play and ability to drive on the ball. Good hands and is a natural runner with the ball in his hands. Aggressive yet disciplined in supporting against the run.
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Focused on the players more from a scouting perspective rather than that of a GM, still I feel most players do fit nicely with the teams picks either by need, bpa or scheme in a seamless order sure to appease the most avid draftniks. As we, Texans fans head towards our 6th NFL draft just how much have we learned? we've been through alot thats for sure, my personel interest is very limited to the Texans, however following the draft year after year & learning all these wonderfully talented football players you begin to sense a much fuller understanding of the men in the NFL who play the game.

1. OAKLAND - Calvin Johnson, WR Georgia Tech. 6040 228 4.55

Should be the highest rated player in the draft by the time all the information is gathered post combine. Elite size, strength & speed Calvin is explosive in his rise and shows natural hand extension to reach and pluck away from the frame...Generates a strong jolt with cover to defeat the press and works hard with his hands to sustain when blocking in-line...It is rare to see him use his body to field the ball, as he is perfectly capable of extending for the pass at its high point...Terrific load to bring down after the catch...Strong open field runner who will drag defenders when fighting for extra yardage.

2. DETROIT - Brady Quinn, QB Notre Dame. 6040 228 4.7

I'm not a big Brady fan here just the facts & the facts are he is the most NFL ready (because of experience under Charlie Weis). Quinn has learned to put the ball where the receiver can catch it and shows good balance throwing on the move...Good student of the game, showing the field vision and intelligence to recognize coverages on his pre-snap scan of the field and in his pass drop...Shows decent foot quickness in his set-up, keeping his feet under him while maintaining balance...Can reach his throwing point with a normal stride and has the body control and agility needed to drive back from center quickly...Has keen awareness and a good grasp of the offensive system...Does a nice job scanning the field and throws with good timing and touch...Carries the ball medium/high and can flick it out either with a high three-quarter delivery or over the head...Has a compact release to unload the ball quickly and good mechanics when launching the ball long...Puts very good zip on all of his throws, especially in the intermediate area or when going long.

3. CLEVELAND - Joe Thomas, OT Wisconsin. 6070 310 5.06

Once again I'm not in the Joe Thomas camp, he lacks athletic laterial movement & watching those knees (wrapped & in braces) makes me uneasy still his technique is as good as Bosli (but lacks that mean streak attitude). Shows classic natural knee bend with good hip snap to redirect and mirror the edge rushers...Nimble moving his feet in his pass set-up, retreating fluidly while maintaining body control...Shows good urgency and leg drive coming off the snap, demonstrating the knee bend to drop his weight well pass protection...Capable of locating and neutralizing the edge rushers.

4. TAMPA BAY - Levi Brown, OT Penn State. 6040 325 5.28

I want this guy protecting my blind side, going out after work or late night parties I'm going to nickname him the Protector (anyone see the movie with Tony JAA- awesome) anyways Gruden now has him on his radar from coaching him in the Senior Bowl. big upper frame, with broad shoulders, long arms, big hands and good chest thickness, along with a big bubble, wide hips, thick thighs and ankles, along with a frame that has the potential to carry more bulk with no loss in quickness...Very light on his feet for a player of his size...Has excellent explosion coming off the snap and nimble footwork, especially in his kick slide...Uses his feet well to slide out and adjust on the edge rushers and knows how to shoot his hands in attempts to lock on and sustain...Has the quickness to recover when beaten and his feet allow him to redirect with ease to neutralize backside plays...Aggressive drive blocker with the hand punch needed to shock and jolt the defender...Finds ways to get the job done on the field and will not back down from a confrontation...Can dominate once he fits on a defender, demonstrating the quickness to reach and make cutoffs...For a big player, Brown is very nimble on his feet, as he has the loose hips to redirect and shows good control changing direction. loved when he called Thomas out this week in practice quote "The Browns, along with the rest of the NFL, would have liked a look at Wisconsin left tackle Joe Thomas this week. But the 6-6, 310-pounder pulled out of Saturday's Senior Bowl late last week, a common move for players projected at the top of the NFL draft. Though it's agents who typically steer players away from the game, for some scouts, the desire of a top player not to hurt his draft status by risking exposure raises questions about that player's competitiveness. Some of the players here agree. "It shows a little fear sometimes that maybe you have something to hide," said Penn State tackle Levi Brown. "Maybe you have something to hide." Thomas was of such high interest to the Browns because, as one member of the staff said, they are looking for an "infusion" of offensive linemen in this draft. Thomas is probably the only lineman worthy of consideration with the Browns' first pick, which will be at either No. 3 or No. 4 pending a coin flip with Tampa Bay". - Doug Lesmerises, Cleveland Plain Dealer

5. ARIZONA - Gaines Adams, DE Clemson. 6050 260 4.72

what a great looking athletic DE really enjoyed watching him play, teams always had to account for his presence. Tall, athletic build with the room for additional muscle mass without the loss of quickness. Good burst off the edge. Rare first step for a player of his size and can beat the offensive tackle with his initial move. Short area quickness and can explode into his tackles. Good speed in pursuit. Can track down the ball carrier and tackle from behind. Strong hands to control the offensive tackle and can disengage when the ball is coming toward him.

6. WASHINGTON - Amobi Okoye, DT Louisville. 6020 287 4.95

Has really helped his stock this week @ the Senior Bowl & expect him to continue to impress through the combine. Can surprise his opponent and disrupt the play before it has a chance to begin. Ability to handle double-teams at the point of attack is one of his greatest attributes. Plays with good technique and impressive natural strength. Good pad level, use of hands and balance. Ability to make tackles in the backfield when the opportunity presents itself is his biggest improvement from his junior to senior seasons. Good motor and will pursue down the line in an effort to make the play. Good overall quickness and has surprising straight line speed. Intelligent, hard working and a team leader. Despite age, maturity is not a concern. Will enter the draft at only 19 and is only going to get bigger, stronger and faster.

7. MINNESOTA - JaMarcus Russell, QB LSU. 6050 252 4.56

I prefer to compare JaMarcus Russell to Doug Williams rather than Daunte Culpepper mostly because of his ability to go vertical or throw that 20 yard slant on a rope. Has the lower-body power to break tackles...Demonstrates above-average body control and balance driving back from center and shows good accuracy firing the ball up the seams...Has a fluid throwing motion, much like the Colts' Peyton Manning...Made good strides in recognizing protections and is capable of calling audibles...Not the type that needs the glory and attention some quarterbacks relish...Determined field leader with ice water running through his veins...Will play through pain and stands tall in the pocket...Has good balance dropping back and generally moves under control, showing a nice rhythm while planting his feet through his delivery...When he sits back and scans the field, he can pick apart a zone...Makes the right decisions on long throws, thanks in part to his raw power, but needs to vary the speed on his short throws, as he has a tendency to put too much zip on some throws...His arm strength and fluid mechanics allow him get the ball out quickly once he sets his feet...Shows no wasted motion and is consistently in good position to deliver the ball on time...Has the strongest arm in football, at any level

8. HOUSTON - Adrian Peterson, RB Oklahoma. 6020 218 4.47

Here ya go Texans fans finally your franchise RB returning home to the state of Texas w/both tackles gone & hopefully Nate Clements aquired via FA Kubiak comes through by adding the playmaker. Peterson is blessed with rare speed and quickness. He can get to top speed in an instant and has no problems attacking the holes with legs churning and pads low. He has the ability to push and clear the line of scrimmage, producing 71% of his yardage after initial contact. ... Peterson has the pull-away burst to beat defenders turning the corner. He can drop his pads and shift gears quickly, maintaining that burst through his cuts. He is quick to attack the inside holes and has the acceleration to separate once he clears the trash. .. Peterson has outstanding vision. He sees the holes and cutback lanes naturally and shows good savvy as an open field runner.

9. MIAMI - Ted Ginn Jr., WR/KR Ohio State. 6000 180 4.35

With this pick I hope to get kastofsna approval (I think he has a man crush on him or something) but Capers will be fighting for his 3-4 lineman in Alan Branch with DT Keith Traylor already 37. is a threat to score any time he touches the ball ... has Olympic speed and dazzling quickness ... is an electrifying football player ... came to Ohio State as a highly touted defensive back, but was moved to offense at the start of his freshman year and has evolved into one of the premier receivers in the college game ... has terrific hands, and catches everything that comes his way ... especially dangerous when he turns the corner and shifts into passing gear

10. ATLANTA - LaRon Landry, S LSU. 6020 205 4.48

If both Levi Brown & Adrien Peterson are gone I would have no problem with the Texans taking Landry. Intelligent, experienced safety. Understands his role as the last line of defense and takes proper angles to the ball. Reliable open-field tackler and has the ability to be a punishing hitter in the middle. Good speed and quickness in man coverage. Has the size to play aggressively with tight ends and yet has the athleticism to keep tight coverage with slot receivers. Might be at his best in zone coverage due to his heady play and ability to drive on the ball. Good hands and is a natural runner with the ball in his hands. Aggressive yet disciplined in supporting against the run.
Very Nice Mock.....only thing I would switch is Lions and Browns...seems like the Lions love Joe T. and are content with Kitna. Well, they are the Lions.
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Wow ! Hey Beerlover, when are you and Levi gonna to tie the knot ?
He must have really impressed you at the Senior Bowl ? I thought he looked
good to in what I got to see of the game (I saw only the first half), but not
near good enough to be #4 overall. And I've read that during the week of practives he had some trouble in the one-on-ones with the speed rushers.
You're mock is the first one I've seen where he's in the top 5, actually its the first one I've seen him listed in the top 10.
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wow, brown has actually been pretty hit-and-miss at the senior bowl. certainly not good enough that gruden would consider him at #4 over some really good players, including okoye, who he got to see dominate. i guess brown had a good game, but who cares? it's all about the practices.
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Wow ! Hey Beerlover, when are you and Levi gonna to tie the knot ?
He must have really impressed you at the Senior Bowl ? I thought he looked
good to in what I got to see of the game (I saw only the first half), but not
near good enough to be #4 overall. And I've read that during the week of practives he had some trouble in the one-on-ones with the speed rushers.
You're mock is the first one I've seen where he's in the top 5, actually its the first one I've seen him listed in the top 10.
the date is already set its April 28th

you've read while I have watched him all week. showed he could handle the edge/speed rushers. where is struggled was in traffic, for the offensive line to function well there has to be communication, thats not gonna happen in one week of practice so I'm not going to count that against him. specificly on the edge he sinks his hips (drops his butt) & slides his feet has very good footwork, until he losses contact then he stays with his man & starts the process over again. took good hand punches to the body & recover without losing balance or containment. hand speed could be improved & as some people have suggested needs to get more nasty but this is the thing, he stays emotionally contained does not get to high or to low & will conserve energy to play another day (next play). he is very intelligent & @ the next level will study his opponent, learn his tendancies and take them away. also he can play both the RT or LT position, he is a road grader type not a seal off the edge pocket protector like Thomas, he is most effeicent when drive blocking similar to Charles Spencer in that regard but with the foot speed & athletic ability to steer the rush around the corner
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Is Alan Branch that off the charts right now that he'd fall out of the top 10? I have a hard time with that one.

Then why would Minn. take a QB when they are already grooming one?
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Good post beerlover but I don't think imo that Levi Brown will jump that far up...but a very nice mock...especially since the once man-child Peterson will be in Deep Steel Blue!
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Is Alan Branch that off the charts right now that he'd fall out of the top 10? I have a hard time with that one.

Then why would Minn. take a QB when they are already grooming one?
No way Minnesota would take a QB in the first round. They drafted Tavaris Jackson in the 2nd last year so he could be the QB of the future. If Russell falls that far I'm guessing Minnesota trades out of that spot. I'm sure they'd get some nice offers.
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Good post beerlover but I don't think imo that Levi Brown will jump that far up...but a very nice mock...especially since the once man-child Peterson will be in Deep Steel Blue!
first off I tend to think Brown = Thomas. I know that may be hard to understand for some but in the end it will bear out just depends on the individual teams needs & who fits their system the best.

next, 1st 5 teams drafting need a franchise LT, after Brown & Thomas thats it no more ready to start tackles not even in the 2nd rd (several were @ the Senior Bowl & did not fare well) so I predict there will be a rush to cover this position early.

no I'm not a big Penn State fan either, although I know a couple real outstanding gentleman who reflect well on the University. I find Joe pa football boring, hard to watch, black & white just like thier uniforms but they do teach certain positions the football skills that translate to the next level you just have to uncover the hidden gems, Levi being just one of them.

Wisconsin is another Big 10 school rich in football tradition with outstanding fan base, I don't find them as hard to watch just harder to find. both produce outstanding lineman and help their RB's rack up big yards (Tony Hunt for Penn State & P.J. Hill for the Badgers). its just a simple law of supply & demand
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I wouldn't count on Ginn being a top 10 pick.
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I thought you were going to get smack about Levi. I sure did when I listed him going to Arizona @ #5. You think Detroit is all smoke n mirrors saying anybody but a QB and taking Joe T to dinner? I would of liked to see Houston taking Jamaal Anderson, maybe you will to after the combine?
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I wouldn't count on Ginn being a top 10 pick.
i would.
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No way Minnesota would take a QB in the first round. They drafted Tavaris Jackson in the 2nd last year so he could be the QB of the future. If Russell falls that far I'm guessing Minnesota trades out of that spot. I'm sure they'd get some nice offers.
let me refresh your memory a little

San Diego drafted Drew Brees with the 1st pick of the 2nd rd. in 2001. that did not stop them from drafting Eli Manning with the #1 overall pick in 2004 then packaging a deal for a #1 pick the following year (Shawne Merriman) and still taking a QB, Philip Rivers who remains the franchise QB while Brees is now with the Saints. is Tavaris anymore the prospect than Drew? how about Rivers, is he a better prospect than Russell?

Bottom line if JaMarcus falls to the Vikings if they don't select him at least as has been suggested (TexanSam) they added value to the pick by accepting a sweet offer like a teams #1 pick next year. but I'm not going to get into trades with Mock drafts only the placement of a prospects value around the NFL.
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1. OAKLAND - Calvin Johnson, WR Georgia Tech. 6040 228 4.55
As much as the Raiders could use a new QB, I think this will end up being their pick. He's the best overall player in this draft and Moss and Porter are both likely never playing for the silver and black again. Perhaps they could go with Russell here and then the best available WR at #33 (someone between Bowe, Meachem, or Gonzalez will be available there), but I don't think they could pass up on CJ.

2. DETROIT - Brady Quinn, QB Notre Dame. 6040 228 4.7
If the Lions go with a QB I think Quinn is their guy. However, it sounds like they are really looking at Joe Thomas and at this point I think that he will be their pick, although that could all be smoke-screen. Although my money would currently be on them picking Joe Thomas, Quinn is the #2 option.

3. CLEVELAND - Joe Thomas, OT Wisconsin. 6070 310 5.06
I think (and hope) they go with either Brady Quinn or Joe Thomas depending on which one is available here and leave Peterson for us. Alan Branch or Calvin Johnson (if available) would also be an option, so here's hoping they make this pick.

4. TAMPA BAY - Levi Brown, OT Penn State. 6040 325 5.28
I don't see this one. Levi Brown is the 2nd best OT in this draft but I'm not this high on him and am not sold on him being a good-great LT in the NFL, I think this is too high for him, and with the Bucs defense getting noticably older and after taking an OLineman in the 1st last year (Davin Joseph) I just don't see them taking Levi Brown here.

5. ARIZONA - Gaines Adams, DE Clemson. 6050 260 4.72
They are hoping Joe Thomas somehow falls, but if he doesn't I think they will go defense somewhere (outside chance of them looking at Levi Brown out of desperation, but I don't think they'd take him this high either). Their defense was ranked much worse than their offense last year, noticably their pass defense. However, they had a decent pass rush (T-12th in sacks), so DB may be a higher priority than DL, although I also don't know that any DBs are worth this high of a pick. Trading down could be an option too, hard to tell at this point.

6. WASHINGTON - Amobi Okoye, DT Louisville. 6020 287 4.95
I could see this happening, Washington ranked 31st in total defense, 32nd in sacks, and 27th in run defense, so I think DT could definitely be their target here. Branch might end up being rated higher, but I personally like Okoye better and think he would provide more of a pass rush than Branch, so he very well could end up being their pick.

7. MINNESOTA - JaMarcus Russell, QB LSU. 6050 252 4.56
Don't know that I see this happening. He may be difficult to resist here but at the same time they used a 2nd rounder on a QB last year, and Brad Childress' offense hasn't overly relied on the deep pass over the last several years, so I don't know that Russell would be an ideal pick for them. Despite using the #7 pick a couple years ago on Troy Williamson I think they could end up going WR again, likely a bigger target like Jarrett. They could also look at a pass rusher since they ranked T-31st in pass defense and T-25th in sacks last year and Udeze has been a major disappointment thru three seasons (54 total tackles and 4.0 sacks in 27 games over three seasons). I think they'd be more likely to give up on him at this point than Tavaris Jackson.

8. HOUSTON - Adrian Peterson, RB Oklahoma. 6020 218 4.47
I sincreely hope this happens. Outside of Calvin Johnson I think he's probably the best player in this draft and I think he would have the biggest impact on our team of any player in this draft.

9. MIAMI - Ted Ginn Jr., WR/KR Ohio State. 6000 180 4.35
I don't see this one. They definitely could use offensive help, but at the same time their defense is getting older and they are trying to continue transitioning to to a 3-4 front so they could look at defensive players too, especially if someone like Alan Branch is available. I just don't know how high Ginn will grade out and don't think he'll end up having a huge impact on the offensive side of the ball to warrant this high of a pick. If they go WR I think Jarrett or even Rice or Bowe would be the better option.

10. ATLANTA - LaRon Landry, S LSU. 6020 205 4.48
I could definitely see this happening, Landry or Nelson depending on who grades out higher for them.
Interesting first 10 picks, with one or two exceptions I could see how the draft could turn out like this.
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