The SWT Mock...Because well, everyone else is doin it

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  1. swtbound07

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    1. Miami Dolphins - Jake Long
    2. St. Louis Rams - Chris Long
    3. Atlanta Falcons - Matt Ryan
    4. Oakland Raiders - Glen Dorsey
    5. Kansas City Chiefs - Vernon Gholston
    6. NY Jets - Darren Mcfadden
    7. New England Patriots - Keith Rivers
    8. Baltimore Ravens - Domonique Rodgers Cromartie
    9. Cincinnati Bengals - Sedrick Ellis
    10. New Orleans Saints - Aqib Talib
    11. Buffalo Bills - Desean Jackson
    12. Denver Broncos - Brandon Albert
    13. Carolina Panthers - Phillip Merling
    14. Chicago Bears - Rashard Mendenhall
    15. Detroit Lions - Felix Jones
    16. Arizona Cardinals - Leodis McKelvin
    17. Kansas City Chiefs - Ryan Clady
    18. Houston Texans - Kenny Phillips
    19. Philadelphia Eagles - Limas Sweed
    20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Jonathan Stewart
    21. Washington Redskins - Devin Thomas
    22. Dallas Cowboys - Chris Williams
    23. Pittsburgh Steelers - Kentwaan Balmer
    24. Tennessee Titans - Antoine Cason
    25. Seattle Seahawks - Jerod Mayo
    26. Jacksonville Jaguars - Mike Jenkins
    27. San Diego Chargers - Brandon Flowers
    28. Dallas Cowboys - Derrick Harvey
    29. San Francisco 49ers - Jeff Otah
    30. Green Bay Packers - Gosder Cherilius
    31. NY Giants - Calais Campbell
     
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    Can Phillips play corner? I have seen him in a few mocks, but unless the coaching staff feels he can do man coverage I doubt he would be our man.
     
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    i feel, and have felt FS is a glaring need...and picking late, we won't have another opportunity to get the top in a class. i'd rather have the best fs than the like 8th best LT
     
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    Interesting mock. Not coming down on you, because everyone's got their views... but you say 8th best LT yet only 3 offensive lineman were taken before us. So really it'd be the top FS vs. the 4th best LT (assuming our top 3 were the ones taken). I think I've heard you say a similar thing: Top FS vs the 5th best LT or 5th best CB for example.

    If the "8th best LT" is still rated higher than the top FS, you gotta go with the LT, because it fills just as big of a need with a 'better' player.

    However, If Kenny Phillips is the highest rated player on our board when we're up, I'd presume we'd pick him!
     
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    Dude, seriously. You have us taking a 2nd round FS prospect over Chris Williams.

    And besides, if we were to take a safety, it would be Tyrell Johnson and not Kenny Phillips. I haven't heard of the Texans showing any interest in Kenny(it doesn't mean they don't have any though), but Tyell on the otherhand, has gathered alot of attention from us.
     
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    yeah..but the trick to that is i don't have kenny phillips rated lowly at all. 8th best is an exaggeration, but I feel like KP is the best option for us at 18, unless for some ungodly reason mendenhall drops to us.
     
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    i haven't seen him graded as 2nd round anywhere. I don't like williams. Don't like any of the OT choices, and frankly i think sam baker is going to fall like a rock into the third round.
     
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    I think I felt like that last year..really wanted Landry last year. From what I have read with Demps and the other safeties we have it isn't as necessary as last year. I certainly don't think the coaching staff feels safety is a primary need.

    I would love to see a Ronnie Lott laying waste to receivers and running backs, but I don't see it anytime soon.
     


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    the thing is...if we knew what our GM wanted right now...our GM would be doing a bad job at his job. Gotta work from the assumption that everything thats been leaked so far is a lie
     
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    zero logic.
     
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    I'd rather take the best player at a position of need than the 8th best player also at a position of need. Seems simple enough?
     
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    I wonder about Phillips... seems sometimes a safety can "bring a secondary together" or make them better than they are aka Bob Sanders..

    now I don't know if KP can do that but is interesting

    besides isn't a safety the QB of the defense? or is it MLB?

    saturday will tell but I trust our front office
     
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    KP isn't enough value for the 18th pick - you say you haven't seen him in the 2nd round, but virtually everything I've seen says late first, early 2nd, and that's not the 18th pick. If anything, I think he's overrated because he's the best of a weak crop and he's a safety from "The U".

    Not many things about the Texans first round pick could disappoint me, but picking Phillips without trading down at least 6 or 8 spots to get him would be one of those things (and even then I wouldn't be thrilled).
     
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    its known as babinesque logic you see, yeah, you take the best guy in a not fully composted pile of second tier players and bingo, babinesque.
     
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    except when the 8th best player at the position is better than the best player at another position. like in this draft, there are tons of great tackles and no good safeties.

    penalizing a player for depth is absolutely nonsensical.
     
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    i disagree with your assessment of the safeties...but you already knew that. You generally are off base on these types of things, so you disagreeing with me makes me feel somewhat better.
     
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    You forgot that CC put his ear to the ground and heard the Falcons hovering over said player which made his aquisition even more stunning .
     
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    Last year he was a top 10 pick. He played on a crappy team this year now everybody thinks he's a second tier or second rounder. I guess will find our soon enough.
     
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    i feel like we get torched deep a lot, have never had a legit FS, and have a chance to get the best one in the class...don't see a reason in the world not to.
     
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