1 Round Mock w/major trade

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  1. College Texan

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    1. Houston Texans- The future of the organization rest on this pick. If Bush or Young is selected and they do not come along within their first two to three years , people will be screaming bust. The safest and smartest pick is to move down. We trade Oakland for the number six spot along with their second this year and first and third next year. Oakland takes Reggie Bush.

    2. New Orleans Saints-- It was clear after benching Aaron Brooks that the team would be looking for a new field general, so with this pick the Saints take Matt Leinart to bring a new atmosphere to the Dome. It would help the team attract free agents and a great passer like Lienart could bring consistency to the offense.

    3. Tennessee Titans-- This is a tricky pick because the Titans might be willing to trade down and take Jay Cutler. In the end the ties of McNair and Young will be a factor in determining if McNair will come back to groom his successor. The Titans buy into the hype and take Vince Young.

    4. New York Jets-- A team similar to the Texans in that they have many holes to fill on both sides of the ball but they are in a tougher situation seeing that the top offensive playmakers are off the board, so a trade would not merit as much as they may be looking for. The Belichick disciple knows how important a quarterback is and he may be looking at a product of a system he knows next year in Brady Quinn. So to have trading options for next year, they let the Texans move back up with the 49rs’ or Oakland’s 1st next year. The Texans also give away their third from NO. The Texans with the fourth overall pick take D’Brickashaw Ferguson and still have the sixth overall so the chances of busting are getting thinner.

    5. Green Bay-- On paper the packers don’t have much to work with, and with the running back injuries this last year as well as their defensive problems, this pick will be a coin toss between Deangelo Williams or AJ. Hawk. I have the edge going to Deangelo, joining Aaron Rodgers to form a young core of offense for years to come.

    6. Oakland (Houston)-- One of two thing will happen here, we can either take one of the two best defensive players in the draft or we can work some pull with the Titans, and we could take Cutler and exchange for Vince, with some compensation for them of course. If the Titans are set with Vince though, I see us taking Mario over Hawk, even though Hawk was the anecdote to Vince, Mario would make the rest of the defense look good, especially on third downs.

    7. San Francisco-- This past season the niners made the switch into a 3-4 defense because they did not have enough good defensive lineman. They still have a DT who played with Steve Young in the early days. This pick goes to Haloti Ngata the best interior defensive lineman and a major anchor for the 3-4. They could have gone Hawk but maybe hold off for the second round or Poslusnsky next year.

    8. Buffalo Bills-- They may have been targeting Ngata here but nonetheless have Hawk drop to them, which will please their new coach Jauron.

    9. Detroit Lions-- The Lions have made many bad decisions on offense and in the draft in general. The opt to go defense this year and go after Mathias Kiwanunka who should provide a good pass rush along with Sean Cody.

    10. Arizona Cardinals-- They cannot rely on McCown or Kurt Warner to bring this offense to life. Coach Green wants a gunslinger who will pick up the extra yards running if he has to. He will have something similar to Culpepper with Jay Cutler. A gunslinger who will hopefully get the respect from the wide outs and will learn from Warner for a year before he is turned loose in an offense where he is bound to succeed.



    11. St. Lois Rams-- The Rams defense is not the prettiest thing in the world, they were hoping to land Kiwi here but the Lions finally went defense. They have needed presence in the secondary for some time though. They end up with Michael Huff who could play almost anywhere in the secondary.

    12. Cleveland Browns-- This offense had a lot of pieces to succeed if Winslow can recover from injury, but the story is the defense and Romeo Crennel, he gets a linebacker to build around and who will be able to contribute in all phases of defense. Chad Greenway is just the versatile linebacker who can lineup inside or outside in Crennel’s 3-4.

    13. Baltimore Ravens-- The Ravens have has trouble finding good offensive players in last drafts. They go back to the basics and draft what they do best which is defense. With this pick they go for Tye Hill who will help in their nickel spot where they have not been able to find someone besides Deon Sanders to play.

    14. Philadelphia Eagles-- The eagles have their share of problems but they help out their o-line and their receiving corps with Vernon Davis, someone who will be easily liked in Philly.

    15. Atlanta falcons-- The Falcons need help on the defensive line and linebackers but with a lack of talent they go to protecting their 100 million dollar investment Michael Vick and grab Winston Justice who is used to protecting left-handed quarterbacks.

    16. Miami Dolphins-- With the o-line needing much help, the Dolphins look at getting a stud left tackle, but decide to help their aging defense and new 3-4 system and go for Tamba Hali who will one day replace Jason Taylor.

    17. Minnesota Vikings-- The complexion of this team is changing and the uncertainty and lack of the quarterback position this year the Vikings go for Lawrence Maroney who everyone has going to the Vikings.

    18. Dallas Cowboys-- Bill Parcels knows how to build a team. The Cowboys need a lot of help along the aging offensive line and could use a safety, but they go for the tackle position and get Eric Winston who will eventually develop into a great lineman for years to come.

    19. San Diego Chargers-- The San Diego defense has been coming along but the offense can’t rely on Ladainian alone, they go for receiver help and get Santonio Holmes who may be a difference maker in getting them into and through the playoffs.

    20. Kansas City Chiefs-- The Chiefs have had among the best lines in the NFL, but they are aging and an upgrade will be sensible. They get Jonathan Scott to make sure this offense doesn’t lose a step.

    21. New England Patriots-- Jimmy Williams is said to not have a definite spot, he is a tweener. This wont be a problem for New England because they can use him in all the secondary positions.

    22. Denver Broncos-- They have two first round picks and not many glaring needs, but they have not had a tight end like Shannon Sharpe since he left and Mercedes Lewis is that seem threat their offense was successful with.

    23. Tampa Bay Buccaneers-- Tampa is a team that needs some help along the offensive line, but will not pass up the opportunity to get a pupil for Derrick Brooks to fit into his mold. The Bucs are surprised DeMeco Ryans has fallen this far and waste no time, he is their type of player.

    24. Cincinnati Bengals-- The Bengals were considering tight end but instead look at their d-line where out of Brodnick Bunkley and Gabe Watson, Watson wins the pick.


    25. New York Giants-- the G-men need defensive help but instead invest in their o-line and get mammoth Marcus McNeil.

    26. Chicago Bears-- With two top tight ends gone the Bears waste no time in getting Leonard Pope. He will help the offense and will be an easy target for whoever manages the quarterback position next year.

    27. Carolina Panthers-- Injuries on both sides of the ball have hampered the Panthers season. Kris Jenkins has been unable to stay healthy and aside from Julius Peppers and Jenkins there is not a lot of youth on the line. A presence such as Brodrick Bunkley should take some double teams off of Peppers.

    28. Jacksonville Jaguars-- The Jags need some fresh legs in the backfield and they find another Fred Taylor in Lendale White. White should help bring a consistency on this offense along with the power running game.

    29. Denver Broncos-- The Browns experiment is over and the Broncos still need a feared pass rushing presence. With their second pick the broncos get Darryl Tapp. Tapp should be another Dwight Freeny after seeing what he did against top talent Ferguson.

    30. Indianapolis Colts-- Will most likely be losing Edgerin James, but with no more top talent at the RB position the Colts go for improving their passing offense since they could also be losing Reggie Wayne and Marvin Harrison is not getting any younger. The Colts take a long look at Chad Jackson and Sinorice Moss. This match up will be a coin flip between the two with the edge going to Moss.

    31. Seattle Seahawks-- The Seahawks got two good linebackers last year. To keep improving on this young defense the Seahawks go for Darnell Bing as insurance to the uncertainty of Hamlin’s future with the team.

    32. Pittsburgh Steelers -- The Steelers always draft good in the trenches. The Steelers will keep being a power running team and go for Max Jean-Gilles who seems to be a perfect pick for this team.

    The Texans other Picks without the ginormous trade--
    2. Nick Mangold--Center
    3. Dominique Byrd--Tight End
    3. Abdul Hodge--Linebacker
    4. Greg Blue--Safety
    5. Barrick Nealy--QB/WR?
    6. Mark Setterstrom--Guard
    7. J.D. Runnels--FB
     
  2. YodAa

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    My comments in bold, sorry if I sound too mean
     
  3. MorKnolle

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    Interesting mock and I like several of the picks, but there are some disagreements I have.

    I don't see the Jets trading the #4 pick for the 2007 1st rounder and 2006 3rd rounder, that doesn't at all come out to be even and with some holes on their team I don't see them trading out of this year's 1st round. I also don't see the Raiders giving up a whole lot to trade up and grab Bush since they just got LaMont Jordan, maybe grab Leinart if they move up to #1 but I don't see them moving up.

    DeAngelo to Green Bay is a high possibility that few people mention. I can also definitely see the 49ers taking Ngata to anchor their 3-4. Greenway to the Browns would be a nice fit.

    I don't see the Ravens taking Tye Hill at #13 with Chris McAllister and Samari Rolle already at CB, I could see them going with a DE and move Weaver back inside to DT, maybe go for Kiwanuka or Tamba Hali.

    I don't see the Eagles taking Davis. They already have L.J. Smith as a good TE and Chad Lewis as a serviceable TE, and I think they will very likely land Reggie Wayne in free agency so they might not be looking for a WR either.

    I don't like Winston going to the Cowboys, I don't want to see them get a player of his caliber, but I wouldn't be surprised to see them take him if he is available.

    I think the Chiefs will go defense again, especially with Herm Edwards coming in and still having a bad defense last year. I think they could definitely go with a CB like Jimmy Williams if he somehow falls that far like you have in your mock.

    If the Broncos go TE, I see them going for Pope over Lewis, but I"m not sure I see them taking a TE in the 1st round, maybe a WR like Santonio Holmes if he's available or else going back to their trend of defense in the 1st.

    The Bears are one of the teams I can see going TE in the 1st, but I think Lewis will be the one available here.

    I don't think the Seahawks would go with Bing, but it's possible.

    Most of the others I see being feasible and good choices, although I doubt Setterstrom lasts to the 6th round, but if he somehow does that's a steal. I also don't know why we'd draft a FB at all, but otherwise I like your remaining picks for our team.
     
  4. Lucky

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    I liked your mock, it had some out of the box reasoning. But you never explained why the Raiders would want to give up so much to take Bush.
     
  5. MorKnolle

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    On a side note, can you imagine how nasty of a running game Seattle would have next year if they end up signing LeCharles Bentley and then Eric Winston falls to them in the 1st round and they get a guy like Lutui in the 2nd or 3rd round?
    LT: Walter Jones
    LG: Steve Hutchinson
    C: Robbie Tobeck/LeCharles Bentley
    RG: LeCharles Bentley/Taitusi Lutui
    RT: Eric Winston

    That would be a sick OLine that could easily power Alexander to a 2000 yard season, and I could maybe see them using the #31/32 pick on a guy like Winston if he's around that late since they have a pretty solid team elsewhere.
     
  6. YodAa

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    Alexander is probably gone...
     
  7. MorKnolle

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    Why would Seattle not resign him after winning the MVP and making the Super Bowl? Holmgren already said he intends to sign him to the highest RB contract ever.
     
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    because of the cap, and because of his age (his at a point where most RBs start to run outa gas), and because their OL is worth more than he is
     


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    I can see the cap part, but they are not in particularly bad situation and they can easily release a few other players to fit under the cap (I really doubt they sign Bentley, as that would push them towards the cap limit, I was just posing a hypothetical question about their OLine). Alexander has only played 6 years though, he still has plenty of gas left in the tank. Curtis Martin put up 1697 yards in his 10th season (2004), Tiki Barber put up 1860 yards in his 9th season (2005). Alexander just set the single-season TD record and won MVP, he's averaged over 1300 rushing yards per season over his career (including only 313 his rookie year), averaged 4.6 yards per carry, averaged almost 17 total TDs per season, and has never had injury problems despite carrying a heavy workload (723 carries over the last two seasons). I don't think a team could give up on that kind of talent and production, and I think the city of Seattle would never forgive them if they let him go.
     
  10. beerlover

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    really fine, personalized Mock Draft with notes. hope it was fun because I know it took some effort as of yet I've only listed picks at this point because there is so much that can still change. the really important question here is if the Texans get trade offers for the #1 pick who would be the primary players and what could they offer? I'm a big believer in VY but with Kubes re-molding Carr and Carr being a former #1 pick I'm already having serious doubts. That leaves Reggie Bush who should be the 1st player selected as you suggested & many teams will want him but who and how much will they offer in return? the most likely trade so far would be to the Jets & Reggie would love to play in NY (which is important) & California for that matter too. But I really like the idea for cap purposes and addressing needs to exchange #1's with them (take D'Brickashaw) get their 2nd rd. pick plus John Abraham :twocents:
     
  11. College Texan

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    I'm already working on my second round. I did get kind of lazy and maybe should reconsider who the Colts draft. But last year I did not think they would reach in the first to grab a Db. I see them getting Bobby Carpenter, or Nick Mangold if anything else.
     
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    Ya i like wat u changed 2. I am a Buc Fan and am also at theire message board. There saying we will get mcneil probably but if Hall, Williams, or any other good DE falls the bucs trade rice away 4 a 2nd and 3rd round pick. Also, the bucs need McNeil because since he has been with cady in Auburn he will help more than most rookies on the O-Line
     
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    I think Mcniel will drop further and the Giants will probably get him. I see the Bucs snagging Colledge, Whitworth or Trueblood in hte second. They do alot of passing and I think htese are better for pass blocking.
     
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    Much like Yoda I see no reason why we would trade down then trade back up. That would never happen. If your trading down you go as far as you feel comfortable that the player you want will still be there. I love the idea of us trading down to pick up a LT, but this mock just wont happen.
     
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    nick saban runs a hybrid 3-4/4-3 defense that capers will run as well. hali has a great motor, and saban loves depth in his front 7. hali has the speed to move around on defense, although you're right that he's not the prototypical LB/DE in a 3-4
    actually the bucs best run-blockers this year came from the tackles, walker and davis. walker sucks in pass-blocking however, and since chris simms is a lefty, mcneill will have to play RT
     
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    Walker will probably be gone next season. And the weakness in the Bucs OL are the tackles, next season don't be surprised if the Bucs OL has 2 totally different Tackles and ends of looking like this:
    LT Chris Colmer LG Dan Buenning C John Wade RG Sean Mahan RT Marcus McNeil
     
  17. College Texan

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    I don'e see the Bucs passing up a good defensive player and with the depth at tackle this year they will most likely get someone in the seconnd round. Daryn Collledge in the second or Jeremy Trueblood in the third are good fits for thier team. Also if Luitusi made to them in the second they will pass up tackle and go for guard.
     
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    Comparing this mock to the one everybody is participating in, there alot of similarities
     

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