Here is a first cut of a 2007 mock draft that I ran across: Good early look at some prospects. 2007 Mock Draft 1st Round 1. San Francisco 49ers-WR Calvin Johnson, Georgia Tech*-Calvin is my #1 overall prospect along with many others. I dont believe the three WRs the 49ers drafted last year will ever become true #1 WRs. Alex Smith needs a true #1 to go along with Vernon Davis and Frank Gore. 2. New York Jets-RB Adrian Peterson, Oklahoma* -The Jets did draft Leon Washington last year, but he is only going to be a 3rd down RB and nothing more. Adrian Peterson is an amazing physical specimen and would be an excellent replacement for Curtis Martin. 3. Houston Texans-FS/SS LaRon Landry, LSU -The Texans grabbed Eric Winston last year in the 3rd Round and I believe he can develop into a very good LT. They have a huge need at safety and LaRon is very versatile and a playmaker that help out the Texans defense a lot. 4. Buffalo Bills-QB Brady Quinn, Notre Dame -J.P. Losman has been a huge bust thus far. If he doesnt perform this year, then it is time to move on. Brady Quinn is a franchise QB with excellent size and a strong arm. Its time for the Bills to move on. 5. Tennessee Titans-OT Joe Thomas, Wisconsin-The Titans O-Line could use an upgrade, especially after drafting a Quarterback (Vince Young) #3 overall last year. Joe Thomas is a franchise LT who possess great size and excellent pass blocking. Thomas would pretty much complete the Titans offense and make it very good. 6. Oakland Raiders-DE/OLB Gaines Adams, Clemson -Derrick Burgess had a great season last year. But, he has 0 help on the opposite side. Gaines Adams is a very quick sack artist who is also very good it getting his arms up and cutting off passing lanes (had more pass breakups last year than his 1st Round teammate Tye Hill). They still need help in the middle of the Defensive Line, but this is certainly helpful. 7. Green Bay Packers-RB Marshawn Lynch, California*-Ahman Green never seems to stay healthy and Samkon Gado is not the answer. Marshawn Lynch is much like Adrian Peterson. He has great size and strength and also has had an injury like Peterson. Marshawn is just a step-behind Peterson in my book though, but he would greatly aid Aaron Rodgers in the near future. 8. New Orleans Saints-OLB/ILB Paul Posluszny, Penn State-Before trading away Courtney Watson, the Saints had a big need at LB. Now, its a huge need. Paul Posluszny is a fierce competitor who can play either OLB or ILB. Pauly P would instantly make the Saints defense better. 9. St. Louis Rams-QB Brian Brohm, Louisville* -Their were rumors afloat last year of the Rams possibly taking Jay Cutler in the 1st Round. But, they didnt. Marc Bulger isnt very old, but, they dont have a quality back-up behind him or anyone for the future. Brian Brohm has been a very highly touted QB with very good size and a quick release. The Rams need a QB for the future and Brohm is the answer. 10. Detroit Lions-CB Antoine Cason, Arizona* -Except Dre Bly, the Lions secondary is not very impressive. Dre is not the youngest guy either and will probably call it quits in the not to distant future. So, they need a replacement. Antoine Cason is a great talent from Arizona who has very good size (and the frame to add on more weight), good speed, and is very aggressive against the run and can also rush the QB very well for a CB. Cason would certainly help a very average Lions defense. 11. Baltimore Ravens-ILB Patrick Willis, Ole Miss -The Ravens may have drafted DT Haloti Ngata in the 1st Round to start opening up more holes for Ray Lewis, but the fact is Ray wont be around too much longer and they need a replacement. Patrick Willis is very Ray Lewis like in his determination and toughness along with being an excellent team leader and great ability to tackle with great technique and ability to deliver a pop. Willis could instantly step in and assume the same position as Ray Lewis did. 12. Cleveland Browns-OT/OG Justin Blalock, Texas -The Browns have had some major Offensive Line holes the past few seasons and they havent done much to solve them. Now that Charlie Frye is the starter, they really need to bring in some people to protect their young QB. Justin Blalock is a very experienced RT who is great at run blocking. He is limited to RT and OG because his mobility and footwork are only average, but he is still a very good prospect nonetheless. If Braylon Edwards and Kellen Winslow Jr. can return from their injuries, this offense will be very good. 13. Minnesota Vikings-TE Greg Olsen, Miami (Fla.)* -The Vikings traded up last year to grab Tarvaris Jackson in the 2nd Round and they believe he has a lot of potential and is their future QB. But, besides Troy Williamson, the Vikings dont have many weapons for Jackson in the future. Greg Olsen is an excellent TE who is the next in a long line of great Miami TEs. Olsen possess great size and soft hands who is also a very good blocker. A great TE is a QBs best friend. 14. Arizona Cardinals-OT Sam Baker, USC* -The Cardinals O-Line has been pretty bad the last few season. Last year, they had to experiment with ex-DE Fred Wakefield at OT. That was failure to say the least. That said they really need someone to protect Leinart in the near future and who better than his LT at USC, Sam Baker. Baker is a very experienced and a great pass blocker who kept Leinart clean at USC. Baker would be a huge aid to the Cardinals O-Line. 15. Atlanta Falcons-FS/SS Michael Griffin, Texas -The Falcons brought in Lawyer Milloy in Free Agency, but the Lawyer wont be around for long and they have nothing behind him. Michael Griffin is a very versatile safety who has great size, is very versatile, and a ballhawk who can also hit well. Griffin would be a great help to the young and improving Falcons secondary. 16. Philadelphia Eagles-WR Dwayne Jarrett, USC* -The Philadelphia Eagles can win without Terrell Owens (and without the hundreds of injuries to hit them last year) and Ill be the first to admit it. But, theyll never be a Super Bowl team without him. They brought in Jason Avant and Jeremy Bloom in last years draft, but Avant will only be a #2 WR at best and Bloom is a return man. The Eagles WR core is just a bunch of #2 WRs (at best) right now with the likes of Reggie Brown, Jabar Gaffney, and Greg Lewis. They need a true #1 WR. Dwayne Jarrett has excellent size, soft hands, and is a great redzone target. Dwayne would give McNabb a true #1 target which is desperately needed. 17. Tampa Bay Buccaneers-WR/CB Ted Ginn Jr., Ohio State* -Chris Simms is the QB of the future. Michael Clayton is a very good possession WR but Joey Galloway is getting up in age and he has been a huge part of the Bucs offense. They dont have a speedster behind him to replace him and they need one in their type of offense. Ted Ginn Jr. has amazing speed and athletic ability who is an amazing return man and a very special player. Ginn hasnt played CB in a while, but was decent at the position and could develop into a solid nickel CB and play a Deion Sanders type role playing offense, defense, and special teams (though Ginn would be primarily offense where as Deion as primarily defense). Ginn is the explosive type of player that the Bucs need to replace Galloway. 18. Kansas City Chiefs-WR Sidney Rice, South Carolina* -The Chiefs dont need great WRs to produce 4,000 passing yards each seasons as past years have shown with the likes of Eddie Kennison, Samie Parker, and Dante Hall. But, Eddie is getting old and Brodie Croyle was drafted in the 2nd Round last year to replace Trent Green in the near future. Croyle needs a true weapon. Sidney Rice only has one year of college football under his belt, but he dominated the SEC. Sidney has great size, is a very good redzone target, and can break tackles very well for a WR, something very rare in a WR. Brodie Croyle, Larry Johnson, and Sidney Rice, a bright future for the Chiefs offense. 19. Washington Redskins-DE Lawrence Jackson, USC* -The Redskins defense has made great strides under Gregg Williams, but that doesnt mean that it doesnt have needs. The Defensive Line is getting very old and they need somebody for the future. Lawrence Jackson has very good size and the frame to get bigger and has done a very good job of rushing the passer and defending the run. Andre Carter is going to need a partner for the future and Lawrence would be an excellent choice. 20. Jacksonville Jaguars-WR Jeff Samardzija, Notre Dame -The Jaguars were a near Super Bowl team, then Jimmy Smith retired. The team now lacks a true #1 WR. Jeff Samardzija has excellent size, great athletic ability, great hands, and does a great job of out leaping defenders and adjusting to the ball. Jeff doesnt have much starting experience and nobody is sure whether he will play Baseball (drafted in the 5th Round by the Chicago Cubs) or Football, but he has great upside and could be a very good WR in the NFL. 21. San Diego Chargers-SS/FS Brandon Merriweather, Miami (Fla.) -A lot of people expect the Chargers to make a big fall from the past few years, but they are a good team and will contend for a playoff spot. Rivers is a very good young QB who has been training hard and awaiting his chance to play. He now has it and has every intention of performing well. Rivers does need a WR for the future, but the top 5 WRs are off the board so they turn to the secondary where there is a big hole at safety. Brandon Merriweather is a versatile player who is good against both the pass and run and is very aggressive. Merriweather would certainly help a young secondary that has two 1st Round CBs in Quentin Jammer and Antonio Cromartie. 22. Miami Dolphins-OLB Rufus Alexander, Oklahoma -Nick Saban has done a great job with the Dolphins, particularly in the draft. But, one thing he hasnt done is bring in a future LB to replace the aging Junior Seau and/or Zach Thomas. Rufus Alexander is a bit undersized, but possess excellent speed, is great in coverage, has very good lateral movement, and is all over the field making plays. A excellent replacement for Seau. 23. New York Giants-RB Michael Bush, Louisville -Eli Manning has developed very nicely for the Giants and they have done a good job of supplying him with talent. But, their star RB Tiki Barber is getting old and they have no future replacement. Michael Bush is a huge RB that surprisingly has great athletic ability and agility as well as good feet and blows defenders over. He doesnt have good speed though and sometimes tries to plow over people to much, but would still be a very good replacement for Tiki Barber. 24. Dallas Cowboys-QB Drew Stanton, Michigan State -The Cowboys from all signs seem to like the young QBs they currently have in Tony Romo, Drew Henson, and recent UDFA Jeff Mroz. Yet, only Henson has even started a game. Bledsoe is getting old and the QBs behind him are boom or bust players that are all leaning towards the bust side more. They need to get somebody who can actually take over after Bledsoe leaves. Drew Stanton is a very tough QB with great size, great mobility, and has great athletic ability. He has suffered his fair share of hits and injuries already in his young career, but is a great competitor who could start from day one if needed. 25. Cincinnati Bengals-DE/OLB Quentin Moses, Georgia -The Benglas keep bringing in hybrid players who original look to take the starting job at DE opposite of Justin Smith, then wind up playing OLB, specifically David Pollack last year. Its about time they brought in a DE and keep him at DE. Quentin Moses has very good size (and the frame to add on weight), great quickness along with a quick first step, and is very athletic. He does need to add some weight though and improve against the run, but could the starter they need opposite of Justin Smith (unless they move him to OLB, which he does have the ability to do). 26. New England Patriots-CB Leon Hall, Michigan -Despite being their biggest need in the last draft, the Patriots failed to bring in a CB. Its once again their biggest need and they need to solve it. Leon Hall has very good size and speed, has a lot of starting experience, and has been very productive and knows how to disrupt plays. Hed certainly be an upgrade to a weak CB core in New England. 27. Carolina Panthers-QB JaMarcus Russell, LSU* -Quarterback seems to be the Panthers least talked about need. But, you cant ignore the fact that Jake Delhomme is going to be 32 years old at the time of the draft and that Chris Weinke and Stefan LeFors are not the future. JaMarcus Russell is a big QB that reminds most of Daunte Culpepper because of his size (6-5 248 lbs.) and ability to move around. JaMarcus also has a cannon for an arm, perhaps the strongest Ive seen (can throw the ball 80 yards) and has great athletic ability. His mechanics really need some work though along with his accuracy and decision making. I expect him to have a big season this coming year though and shot up into the 1st Round where the Panthers could be waiting for their future QB. 28. Chicago Bears-OT Doug Free, Northern Illinois -The Chicago Bears have two very good OTs in Fred Miller and John Tait, but both are up in age and they need to add somebody for the future. Doug Free is a mammoth OT who has the potential to be a franchise LT. He is a good pass blocker and very good run blocker with great athletic ability. The Bears need some protection for Rex Grossman, or Brian Griese, or Kyle Orton, or whoever their starting QB will be. 29. Pittsburgh Steelers-DE/OLB/ILB LaMarr Woodley, Michigan -The Steelers just got off a very successful year winning the Super Bowl and they are looking to repeat. I doubt they do it, but they are a very good team. Anyways, they still do have some holes to fill, and Linebacker is one of them. LaMarr Woodley is an extremely versatile player with very good strength, good quickness, good athletic ability, and does a very good job of getting after the QB. LaMarr also fits Pittsburghs style of play with his motor and never give up attitude. He could bulk up and player 3-4 DE, player 3-4 OLB and edge rush, or even play ILB in the 3-4 (His skills best suit 3-4 OLB). Wherever he plays, he will help the Steelers a lot and provide great depth.