Discussion in 'College Football & the NFL Draft' started by Wolf, Jan 5, 2008.
I'd be suprised at that, very suprised
I've seen some earlier tonight that have us drafting a WR, as well.
i would bet my life that doesn't happen
I'd give my right nut.....
I just saw this @ yahoo and thought it was funny. He has no idea.
DeSean Jackson is a very talented offensive weapon, something the Texans could always be interested in.
This particluar mock version however has ommited Sam Baker, Jeff Otah & Gosder Cherilus all 1st rd. quality tackles. they have Steve Slayton #23 ahead of Rashard Mendenhall #31 when no way Slayton is even worth even a 1st rd. pick (based on his junior season he'll probably have to come back for his senior season). then to top it off they have Calais Campbell & Kenny Phillips going to the teams picking just ahead of the Texans.
If this was the case I'd trade down with San Fransisco grab Mendenhall & use the 49'ers 2nd on Sam Baker. that has about as much possibility as this mock of happening
Frank Coyle, draftinsiders.com
Special to Rivals.com College Football
The NFL Draft order isn't completely set, and only a fraction of the underclassmen who will declare for the draft have done so at this point.
However, it is never too early to take a look at how the draft might shake out if it were held tomorrow.
Rivals.com asked its NFL Draft partner Frank Coyle of draftinsiders.com to put together a first-round mock draft with comments.
1. Miami (1-15)
The Pick: Glenn Dorsey, DT, LSU
The Buzz: Dorsey is a dominant inside force who will impress Bill Parcells on film.
2. St. Louis (3-13)
The Pick: Chris Long, DE, Virginia
The Buzz: The Rams defense needs a playmaker up front.
x - 3. Atlanta (4-12)
The Pick: Matt Ryan, QB, Boston College
The Buzz: The Falcons must rebuild their offense, and the start with the most important position.
x - 4. Oakland (4-12)
The Pick: Darren McFadden, RB, Arkansas*
The Buzz: The Raiders' Al Davis never passes on the chance for a superstar.
x - 5. Kansas City (4-12)
The Pick: Brian Brohm, QB, Louisville
The Buzz:The Chiefs are a total offensive disaster, and the quarterback spot is their highest priority.
6. N.Y. Jets (4-12)
The Pick: Jake Long, OT, Michigan
The Buzz: The Jets want to land a blue-chip offensive lineman, and Long is a fine bookend tackle.
7. New England (From San Francisco (5-11))
The Pick: James Laurinaitis, LB, Ohio State*
The Buzz: The Pats are looking for an impact player to add to their aging linebacker unit.
8. Baltimore (5-11)
The Pick: Ryan Clady, OT, Boise State*
The Buzz: The Ravens may draft into deep offensive tackle class this spring to replace Jonathan Ogden, who probably retires.
9. Cincinnati (7-9)
The Pick: Sedrick Ellis, DT, Southern Cal
The Buzz: The Bengals defense gives up too many big plays and needs a leader and anchor in the middle.
10. New Orleans (7-9)
The Pick: Malcolm Jenkins, CB, Ohio State*
The Buzz: The Saints defense gets smoked weekly, and Jenkins looks like the No. 1 cornerback in this class.
11. Buffalo (7-9)
The Pick: Early Doucet, WR, LSU
The Buzz: The Bills wants more playmakers to help their young passers develop further.
12. Denver (7-9)
The Pick: Michael Oher, OT, Ole Miss*
The Buzz: The Broncos offensive line must improve for QB Jay Cutler to take the next step as an NFL starter.
13. Carolina (7-9)
The Pick: Keith Rivers, LB, USC
The Buzz: The Panthers linebacking corps would benefit from another strong defender.
14. Chicago (7-9)
The Pick: Andre' Woodson, QB, Kentucky
The Buzz: The Bears are hoping for a chance at a future offensive leader in the first round.
15. Detroit (7-9)
The Pick: Vernon Gholston, DE, Ohio State*
The Buzz: The Lions must improve their outside pass rush to be a playoff contender.
16. Arizona (8-8)
The Pick: Calais Campbell, DE, Miami
The Buzz: The Cardinals' defensive line must improve for this unit to move up to playoff level.
17. Minnesota (8-8)
The Pick: Kenny Phillips, FS, Miami*
The Buzz:The Vikings are looking to continue to build a playoff caliber defense - especially in the secondary.
18. Houston (8-8)
The Pick: DeSean Jackson, WR, California *
The Buzz: The Texans are looking to add a young playmaker on the outside.
19. Philadelphia (8-8)
The Pick: Dan Connor, LB, Penn State
The Buzz: The Eagles are looking to solidify their front seven on defense.
y - 20. Tampa Bay (9-7)
The Pick: Antoine Cason, CB, Arizona
The Buzz: The Bucs hope to return to defensive prominence, and the secondary needs help.
y - 21. Washington (9-7)
The Pick: Derrick Harvey, DE, Florida*
The Buzz: Joe Gibbs needs a big-time pass rusher for his front four.
22. Dallas (from Cleveland (10-6))
The Pick: Reggie Smith, CB, Oklahoma*
The Buzz: The Cowboys need to address problems on the corner, and Smith is a highly regarded defensive back.
y - 23. Seattle (10-6)
The Pick: Steve Slaton, RB, West Virginia*
The Buzz: The Seahawks are looking for an impact playmaker out of the backfield.
y - 24. Pittsburgh (10-6)
The Pick: Alex Boone, OT, Ohio State *
The Buzz: The Steelers plan to address their offensive line early in the draft.
y - 25. Tennessee (10-6)
The Pick: Mario Manningham, WR, Michigan*
The Buzz: The Titans are lacking playmakers in the passing game.
y - 26. NY Giants (10-6)
The Pick: Aqib Talib, CB, Kansas*
The Buzz: Big Blue defense needs a top-flight cover man opposite rookie Aaron Ross.
y - 27. San Diego (11-5)
The Pick: Tyson Jackson, DE, LSU*
The Buzz: The Chargers are looking to fortify their front three, and this defender fills the role.
y - 28. Jacksonville (11-5)
The Pick: Malcolm Kelly, WR, Oklahoma
The Buzz: The Jaguars are looking to stretch the field with a blue-chip receiver.
y - 29. Green Bay (13-3)
The Pick: Brandon Flowers, CB, Virginia Tech*
The Buzz: The Packers will look to improve their secondary early this April.
y - 30. Dallas (13-3)
The Pick: James Hardy, WR, Indiana*
The Buzz:The Cowboys' passing game needs another playmaker to continue to rank among the elite.
y - 31. San Francisco (From Indianapolis (13-3))
The Pick: Rashard Mendenhall, RB, Illinois*
The Buzz: The 49ers offense needs another playmaker, and Mendenhall is a fast-rising prospect.
y - 32. New England (16-0)
The Pick: no pick
The Buzz: Pick forfeited.
Not sure if this is the same one but I just about fell out of my chair
Appearantly this guy does not know the Texans
I wonder if Limas Sweed would possibly drop as low as the third round giving us a shot at him. He would be a steal at wide receiver in the later rounds. IMO he would have gone pretty high if he were to have finished out the season at Texas.
haha, is this a joke? no way will that happen..... we ve got wide outs, its insulting how much people dont pay attention to us
its not just us though,
look at the chiefs.. they will go o-line in the 1st not qb: croyle is herms qb of the future (yikes!)
he has the jets going rt when they really have much bigger needs than that
I've been seeing some other mocks that have the Titans taking him in the 1st round.
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Mom is that you?
wtf does rivals know about mock drafts. those cats should stick to high school and ncaa
I just can't see all of these teams desperate, I post desperate, for OTs and letting the cream slide into the second. Jets paying two top high end OLTs ?
San Fransico, the steelers, the Broncos, the Ravens, the Cards, the Raiders and us letting them slid by...I just don't see it. The tackles will go befor the RB and Wrs do. All due repect to Mr. Coyle there. I'm not tring and I count seven. There ain't that many on the board who are day one starters. Simple supply and demand. Are you going to risk the QB by letting the starter OLTs go by ? You can live without Deshawn, you ain't going to the playoffs if your QB is sacked thrity or forty times or is constantly injured. Protect the QB. Defend the QB. Sack the QB that's it. Everything else is gravey.
wouldn't surprise me at all. Houston wanted Ted Ginn, might as well settle for the next best thing.
We found our Tedd Ginn in Andre Davis.
certainly couldn't hurt to have more than one dynamic game-changing athlete.
Well the average has been four. So I guess he is saying that this class of offensive lineman is the worse class in ten years ? Pro football weekly has the average # of positions taken up.
Round-by-round recap of where OLs were drafted
Separate names with a comma.