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    Baumy300's Mock draft - 04/14/2008

    I've seen about a million of these mock drafts already this year. I have my doubts on a lot of them and I feel that others are right on.

    I decided to put together my own mock draft. We'll see how accurate I am once the draft begins. This is a little different look at the draft though. I'm going by need and not best player available in some cases.

    1 Miami Dolphins - Jake Long. Tackle - Michigan

    He would be a safe pick for the needy phins. Long should be dominant at his position for years to come.

    2 St. Louis Rams - Chris Long. Defensive End - Virginia

    The Rams gave up 115 yards rushing a game, and they finished 20th in the league in sacks. Glenn Dorsey would help plug that middle up and allow the LB's to make more plays, but Long is just too good to pass up on.


    3 Atlanta Falcons - Darren McFadden. Running Back - Arkansas

    With Michael Vick long gone and Warrick Dunn just a memory, the Falcons need a big time player on the team and a face of the franchise. After seeing what Adrian Peterson did as a rookie last year, they will have a very hard time turning down Run DMC's talent and star power. He would also have a great 1-2 punch with Michael Turner, kind of like Chester Taylor and AD.

    4 Oakland Raiders - Glenn Dorsey. Defensive Tackle - LSU

    It's impossible to begin with the Raiders here. They need a lot of help, but with a weak defense and Warren Sapp retiring, they need to bolster their defensive line. Vernon Gholston would also be a possibility here.

    5 Kansas City Chiefs - Matt Ryan. Quarterback - Boston College

    Call me crazy, but Brodie Croyle is not KC's answer. With an aging Tony Gonzalez and a star in the making with Dwayne Bowe, KC needs a guy who can throw the ball.

    6 New York Jets - Vernon Gholston. Defensive End - Ohio State

    Gholston is a very solid pick for whoever he goes to. The Jets need someone who can get pressure on Tom Brady and make him collapse like he did during the Super Bowl. Oh yeah, he also would face that Manning guy twice a year as well... No brainer here. If Gholston is still available, take him.

    7 New England Patriots - Mike Jenkins. Cornerback - South Florida.

    It was a toss up between Jenkins and Tory DB Leodis McKelvin. Jenkins has better size and a slightly faster 40 time. With the Patriots losing some valuable pieces of their secondary, a CB like Jenkins would be a very wise pick.

    8 Baltimore Ravens - Chris Williams. Tackle - Vanderbilt.

    The Ravens are going to be losing Jonathon Ogden to retirement fairly soon, so a safe pick would be drafting Williams in a Tackle heavy year.

    9 Cincinnati Bengals - Derrick Harvey. Defensive End - Florida

    The Bengals defense is a total mess. After losing Justin Smith it can't get much better. A defensive back would be a good pick here as well, but I don't think Cincy would turn down the talent of Harvey.

    10 New Orleans Saints - Sedrick Ellis. Defensive Tackle - USC

    The Saints were great on offense last year, there is not a big need there. Signing Jonthan Vilma in the off-season was great for their defense, so now they should be picking a great DT like Ellis to take some of the attention off of Vilma to make plays.

    11 Buffalo Bills - Malcolm Kelly. Wide Receiver - Oklahoma

    Between Kelly and Devin Thomas, I would say the Bills take Kelly. They were near dead last on offense last year, and a tall, fast receiver like Kelly could make some things happen for the Bills.

    12 Denver Broncos - Dan Connor. Linebacker - Penn State.

    Denver was third-last in 2007 when it came to stopping the run. Their offense was pretty respectable, so drafting a LB like Connor will help add some skill to their outside position. Selvin Young is developing nicely, but don't be shocked if Rashard Mendenhall goes to the Broncos at 12.

    13 Carolina Panthers - Jeff Otah. Tackle - Pittsburgh.

    The Panthers had a very average defense that was neither horrible nor stellar. Their offense however was in the bottom 5 in the league. They have an average QB, a good RB, and one amazing WR. So by drafting a big Tackle like Otah they are helping all 3 of those positions mentioned above.

    14 Chicago Bears - Devin Thomas. Wide Receiver - Michigan State.

    Before you go crazy about not placing Mendenhall here, remember the Bears lost Moose and Berrian this year. Cedric Benson is still developing and the other Adrian Peterson is not a horrible back as well, so by drafting Thomas the Bears give themselves a good WR for years to come. WR is a big hole for them this year.

    15 Detroit Lions - Rashard Mendenhall. Running Back - Illinois.

    The Lions need someone to compliment their two stud WR's. A talented back like Mendenhall would give the Lions a nice dual threat.

    16 Arizona Cardinals - Brandon Albert. Guard - Virginia.

    The Cardinals will need to keep their O-Line up to speed to help their passing game reach the next level it is capable of.


    17 Minnesota Vikings - Phillip Merling. Defensive End - Clemson.

    The Vikings absolutely need a pass rusher. Brian Robison and Ray Edwards are good and in development still, but an immediate impact would be Phillip Merling.

    18 Houston Texans - Kenny Phillips. Safety - Miami (FL)

    The Texans have Mario Williams and Okoye up front, Demeco Ryans in the middle, and now Kenny Phillips in the secondary. The Texans will continue to build a solid defense through this years draft.

    19 Philadelphia Eagles - Quentin Groves. Defensive End - Auburn.

    The Eagles lost Kearse. They will need help on the defensive line. Offense is also a problem in the form of a WR gap, but Groves is a good pick at 19 and the Eagles would be crazy to let him go.

    20 Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Qib Talib. Defensive Back - Kansas.

    Barber can not play at a high level forever. Talib would also be a steal this late in the draft and should have a solid pro career. He could learn a lot from Barber and really become something special.

    21 Washington Redskins - Ryan Clady. Tackle - Boise State.

    The Redskins have no real big holes at any skill positions, nor are they in big trouble on defense after playing really well last year, even with the loss of gifted Safety Sean Taylor. Clady would give Campbell plenty of time to throw and also plow a nice path for Clinton Portis to follow.

    22 Dallas Cowboys - Jonathan Stewart. Running Back - Oregon.

    Don't let being picked #22 overall fool you. Stewart is about as good as any back in the draft this year, and he will show why once he takes the field for Dallas.

    23 Pittsburgh Steelers - Keith Rivers. Linebacker - USC.

    The Steelers live up to their name and literally steal Rivers with the 23rd pick. Tomlin can't resist taking up a potential all star to help the Steelers defense become even more feared. This is a case of best player available times ten.

    24 Tennessee Titans - Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. Defensive Back - Tennessee State.

    The Titans will benefit from yet another late round steal in the name of Rodgers-Cromartie. R.C. would instantly improve the Titans secondary and be a star at his position for years to come.

    25 Seattle Seahawks - Felix Jones. Running Back - Arkansas.

    The Seahawks defense is holding up, but their running game is nothing special. Sean Alexander is just about done and Morris isn't going to take the running game to the next level. Look for Seattle to pick Jones and solidify the RB position for years to come.

    26 Jacksonville Jaguars - Limas Sweed. Wide Receiver - Texas.

    DeSean Jackson would be a good bet here as well, but the Jags like big receivers and they already have a good returner in Jones Drew. Troy Williamson is not the Jags answer.


    27 San Diego Chargers - DeSean Jackson. Wide Receiver - California.

    The Chargers would like to replace Michael Turner with a good back, but by taking Jackson they give themselves ANOTHER weapon on offense AND a big return specialist. LT, Gates, Chambers, and the big Vincent Jackson are a handful enough. With a RB, TE, and faster than lightning receiver the Chargers could stretch the field all day long.

    28 Dallas Cowboys - Jack Ikegwuonu. Defensive Back - Wisconson.

    The Cowboys aren't in dire need of a DB, but Ikegwuono would be tempting for them. He has good size and speed and would really allow the defense to blitz more aggressively.

    29 San Francisco 49ers - Sam Baker. Tackle - USC.

    The 49'ers were dead last in offense last year. They could not run nor pass. A good O-lineman like Baker would help solve some of their offensive woes.


    30 Green Bay Packers - Martellus Bennett. Tight End - Texas A&M

    The Packers have a pretty good defense. No real big need. Their running game took off last year and their passing game is sure to drop in numbers with Favre gone. Bennett would offer good blocking and even better receiving for a young QB. It won't hurt the Pack to have another option on offense now that Favre can't turn average receivers into All Stars.

    31 New York Giants - Jerod Mayo. Linebackers - Tennessee.

    The reigning champs lost a lot of their linebackers in free agency. A pick like Mayo would surely help fill some of those losses.

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    Round 2.


    32 Miami Dolphins - Mario Manningham. Wide Receiver -Michigan.

    Manningham would help a very questionable, nameless offense try to move the ball a little bit.
    33 St. Louis Rams - Gosder Cherilus. Tackle - Boston College.

    The Rams will soon lose Orlando Pace and they already are in big trouble on the O-line. They need a good Tackle.

    34 Atlanta Falcons - Kentwan Balmer. Defensive Tackle - North Carolina.

    The Falcons had trouble finding a consistent DT last year, and Balmer could be the solution to all of their problems.

    35 Kansas City Chiefs - Chilo Rachal. Guard - USC.

    The Chiefs are going to want to protect their new QB and also help make holes for their star RB.
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    New York Jets - Chris Johnson. Running Back - East Carolina.

    The Jets need a good play maker on offense. Johnson has out of this world speed and should be a very solid back in the NFL if he puts on some weight.

    37 Atlanta Falcons - Dustin Keller. Tight End - Purdue.

    The Falcons could use a good TE to go to, and Keller is a little bit of a steal at #37.
    38 Baltimore Ravens - Joe Flacco. Quarterback - Delaware.

    The Ravens are going to need a franchise QB if they ever want to make it to the next level. Flacco is worth the gamble to them and they take him at #38.

    39 San Francisco 49ers - Reggie Smith. Safety -Oklahoma.

    The 49'ers can't resist the offerings of Reggie Smith and snag him at #39 to help bolster their secondary.

    40 New Orleans Saints - Calais Campbell. Defensive End - Miami (FL)

    The Saints keep at their weakest part of the team - Defensive Line. They add Campbell to help make their front 4 a potential powerhouse in the years to come.

    41 Buffalo Bills - Brian Brohm. Quarterback - Louisville.

    Brohm could prove the answer for Buffalo at the QB position. A project, but a project with a lot of potential.

    42 Denver Broncos - Fred Davis. Tight End - USC.

    Davis could give Cutler another good place on the field to look.


    43 Carolina Panthers - Tavares Gooden. Linebacker - Miami (FL)

    The Panthers could use someone to stay healthy and play consistent ball at LB.

    44 Chicago Bears - Jamaal Charles. Running Back - Texas.

    The Bears get their running back. Jamaal Charles is a speedy back who could challenge Peterson and Benson for the starting spot, or at least be put in a package with Hester to stretch the field.
    45 Detroit Lions - Marcus Harrison. Defensive Tackle - Arkansas.

    The Lions need to fill a gap at DT after losing Shaun Rodgers. Harrison is the best DT left on the board.

    46 Cincinnati Bengals - Justin King. Defensive Back - Penn St.

    The Bengals need help in the secondary. King should help a younger secondary blossom.

    47 Minnesota Vikings - Chad Henne. Quarterback - Michigan.

    The Vikings are aware of Mckinnie and his legal stupidity, but they do not want to use a 2nd round pick on a tackle just yet. Henne has a huge arm and he played solid throughout most of his career. Henne could start at QB by the end of the year, or at the very least offer competition to starter Tarvaris Jackson.



    This is as far as I have come right now. It's a little different look, but tell me what you think!

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    Re: Baumy300's Mock draft - 04/14/2008

    "baumy300" wrote:
    I've seen about a million of these mock drafts already this year. I have my doubts on a lot of them and I feel that others are right on.

    I decided to put together my own mock draft. We'll see how accurate I am once the draft begins. This is a little different look at the draft though. I'm going by need and not best player available in some cases.

    1 Miami Dolphins - Jake Long. Tackle - Michigan

    He would be a safe pick for the needy phins. Long should be dominant at his position for years to come.

    2 St. Louis Rams - Chris Long. Defensive End - Virginia

    The Rams gave up 115 yards rushing a game, and they finished 20th in the league in sacks. Glenn Dorsey would help plug that middle up and allow the LB's to make more plays, but Long is just too good to pass up on.


    3 Atlanta Falcons - Darren McFadden. Running Back - Arkansas

    With Michael Vick long gone and Warrick Dunn just a memory, the Falcons need a big time player on the team and a face of the franchise. After seeing what Adrian Peterson did as a rookie last year, they will have a very hard time turning down Run DMC's talent and star power. He would also have a great 1-2 punch with Michael Turner, kind of like Chester Taylor and AD.

    4 Oakland Raiders - Glenn Dorsey. Defensive Tackle - LSU

    It's impossible to begin with the Raiders here. They need a lot of help, but with a weak defense and Warren Sapp retiring, they need to bolster their defensive line. Vernon Gholston would also be a possibility here.

    5 Kansas City Chiefs - Matt Ryan. Quarterback - Boston College

    Call me crazy, but Brodie Croyle is not KC's answer. With an aging Tony Gonzalez and a star in the making with Dwayne Bowe, KC needs a guy who can throw the ball.

    6 New York Jets - Vernon Gholston. Defensive End - Ohio State

    Gholston is a very solid pick for whoever he goes to. The Jets need someone who can get pressure on Tom Brady and make him collapse like he did during the Super Bowl. Oh yeah, he also would face that Manning guy twice a year as well... No brainer here. If Gholston is still available, take him.

    7 New England Patriots - Mike Jenkins. Cornerback - South Florida.

    It was a toss up between Jenkins and Tory DB Leodis McKelvin. Jenkins has better size and a slightly faster 40 time. With the Patriots losing some valuable pieces of their secondary, a CB like Jenkins would be a very wise pick.

    8 Baltimore Ravens - Chris Williams. Tackle - Vanderbilt.

    The Ravens are going to be losing Jonathon Ogden to retirement fairly soon, so a safe pick would be drafting Williams in a Tackle heavy year.

    9 Cincinnati Bengals - Derrick Harvey. Defensive End - Florida

    The Bengals defense is a total mess. After losing Justin Smith it can't get much better. A defensive back would be a good pick here as well, but I don't think Cincy would turn down the talent of Harvey.

    10 New Orleans Saints - Sedrick Ellis. Defensive Tackle - USC

    The Saints were great on offense last year, there is not a big need there. Signing Jonthan Vilma in the off-season was great for their defense, so now they should be picking a great DT like Ellis to take some of the attention off of Vilma to make plays.

    11 Buffalo Bills - Malcolm Kelly. Wide Receiver - Oklahoma

    Between Kelly and Devin Thomas, I would say the Bills take Kelly. They were near dead last on offense last year, and a tall, fast receiver like Kelly could make some things happen for the Bills.

    12 Denver Broncos - Dan Connor. Linebacker - Penn State.

    Denver was third-last in 2007 when it came to stopping the run. Their offense was pretty respectable, so drafting a LB like Connor will help add some skill to their outside position. Selvin Young is developing nicely, but don't be shocked if Rashard Mendenhall goes to the Broncos at 12.

    13 Carolina Panthers - Jeff Otah. Tackle - Pittsburgh.

    The Panthers had a very average defense that was neither horrible nor stellar. Their offense however was in the bottom 5 in the league. They have an average QB, a good RB, and one amazing WR. So by drafting a big Tackle like Otah they are helping all 3 of those positions mentioned above.

    14 Chicago Bears - Devin Thomas. Wide Receiver - Michigan State.

    Before you go crazy about not placing Mendenhall here, remember the Bears lost Moose and Berrian this year. Cedric Benson is still developing and the other Adrian Peterson is not a horrible back as well, so by drafting Thomas the Bears give themselves a good WR for years to come. WR is a big hole for them this year.

    15 Detroit Lions - Rashard Mendenhall. Running Back - Illinois.

    The Lions need someone to compliment their two stud WR's. A talented back like Mendenhall would give the Lions a nice dual threat.

    16 Arizona Cardinals - Brandon Albert. Guard - Virginia.

    The Cardinals will need to keep their O-Line up to speed to help their passing game reach the next level it is capable of.


    17 Minnesota Vikings - Phillip Merling. Defensive End - Clemson.

    The Vikings absolutely need a pass rusher. Brian Robison and Ray Edwards are good and in development still, but an immediate impact would be Phillip Merling.

    18 Houston Texans - Kenny Phillips. Safety - Miami (FL)

    The Texans have Mario Williams and Okoye up front, Demeco Ryans in the middle, and now Kenny Phillips in the secondary. The Texans will continue to build a solid defense through this years draft.

    19 Philadelphia Eagles - Quentin Groves. Defensive End - Auburn.

    The Eagles lost Kearse. They will need help on the defensive line. Offense is also a problem in the form of a WR gap, but Groves is a good pick at 19 and the Eagles would be crazy to let him go.

    20 Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Qib Talib. Defensive Back - Kansas.

    Barber can not play at a high level forever. Talib would also be a steal this late in the draft and should have a solid pro career. He could learn a lot from Barber and really become something special.

    21 Washington Redskins - Ryan Clady. Tackle - Boise State.

    The Redskins have no real big holes at any skill positions, nor are they in big trouble on defense after playing really well last year, even with the loss of gifted Safety Sean Taylor. Clady would give Campbell plenty of time to throw and also plow a nice path for Clinton Portis to follow.

    22 Dallas Cowboys - Jonathan Stewart. Running Back - Oregon.

    Don't let being picked #22 overall fool you. Stewart is about as good as any back in the draft this year, and he will show why once he takes the field for Dallas.

    23 Pittsburgh Steelers - Keith Rivers. Linebacker - USC.

    The Steelers live up to their name and literally steal Rivers with the 23rd pick. Tomlin can't resist taking up a potential all star to help the Steelers defense become even more feared. This is a case of best player available times ten.

    24 Tennessee Titans - Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. Defensive Back - Tennessee State.

    The Titans will benefit from yet another late round steal in the name of Rodgers-Cromartie. R.C. would instantly improve the Titans secondary and be a star at his position for years to come.

    25 Seattle Seahawks - Felix Jones. Running Back - Arkansas.

    The Seahawks defense is holding up, but their running game is nothing special. Sean Alexander is just about done and Morris isn't going to take the running game to the next level. Look for Seattle to pick Jones and solidify the RB position for years to come.

    26 Jacksonville Jaguars - Limas Sweed. Wide Receiver - Texas.

    DeSean Jackson would be a good bet here as well, but the Jags like big receivers and they already have a good returner in Jones Drew. Troy Williamson is not the Jags answer.


    27 San Diego Chargers - DeSean Jackson. Wide Receiver - California.

    The Chargers would like to replace Michael Turner with a good back, but by taking Jackson they give themselves ANOTHER weapon on offense AND a big return specialist. LT, Gates, Chambers, and the big Vincent Jackson are a handful enough. With a RB, TE, and faster than lightning receiver the Chargers could stretch the field all day long.

    28 Dallas Cowboys - Jack Ikegwuonu. Defensive Back - Wisconson.

    The Cowboys aren't in dire need of a DB, but Ikegwuono would be tempting for them. He has good size and speed and would really allow the defense to blitz more aggressively.

    29 San Francisco 49ers - Sam Baker. Tackle - USC.

    The 49'ers were dead last in offense last year. They could not run nor pass. A good O-lineman like Baker would help solve some of their offensive woes.


    30 Green Bay Packers - Martellus Bennett. Tight End - Texas A&M

    The Packers have a pretty good defense. No real big need. Their running game took off last year and their passing game is sure to drop in numbers with Favre gone. Bennett would offer good blocking and even better receiving for a young QB. It won't hurt the Pack to have another option on offense now that Favre can't turn average receivers into All Stars.

    31 New York Giants - Jerod Mayo. Linebackers - Tennessee.

    The reigning champs lost a lot of their linebackers in free agency. A pick like Mayo would surely help fill some of those losses.

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    Round 2.


    32 Miami Dolphins - Mario Manningham. Wide Receiver -Michigan.

    Manningham would help a very questionable, nameless offense try to move the ball a little bit.
    33 St. Louis Rams - Gosder Cherilus. Tackle - Boston College.

    The Rams will soon lose Orlando Pace and they already are in big trouble on the O-line. They need a good Tackle.

    34 Atlanta Falcons - Kentwan Balmer. Defensive Tackle - North Carolina.

    The Falcons had trouble finding a consistent DT last year, and Balmer could be the solution to all of their problems.

    35 Kansas City Chiefs - Chilo Rachal. Guard - USC.

    The Chiefs are going to want to protect their new QB and also help make holes for their star RB.
    36


    New York Jets - Chris Johnson. Running Back - East Carolina.

    The Jets need a good play maker on offense. Johnson has out of this world speed and should be a very solid back in the NFL if he puts on some weight.

    37 Atlanta Falcons - Dustin Keller. Tight End - Purdue.

    The Falcons could use a good TE to go to, and Keller is a little bit of a steal at #37.
    38 Baltimore Ravens - Joe Flacco. Quarterback - Delaware.

    The Ravens are going to need a franchise QB if they ever want to make it to the next level. Flacco is worth the gamble to them and they take him at #38.

    39 San Francisco 49ers - Reggie Smith. Safety -Oklahoma.

    The 49'ers can't resist the offerings of Reggie Smith and snag him at #39 to help bolster their secondary.

    40 New Orleans Saints - Calais Campbell. Defensive End - Miami (FL)

    The Saints keep at their weakest part of the team - Defensive Line. They add Campbell to help make their front 4 a potential powerhouse in the years to come.

    41 Buffalo Bills - Brian Brohm. Quarterback - Louisville.

    Brohm could prove the answer for Buffalo at the QB position. A project, but a project with a lot of potential.

    42 Denver Broncos - Fred Davis. Tight End - USC.

    Davis could give Cutler another good place on the field to look.


    43 Carolina Panthers - Tavares Gooden. Linebacker - Miami (FL)

    The Panthers could use someone to stay healthy and play consistent ball at LB.

    44 Chicago Bears - Jamaal Charles. Running Back - Texas.

    The Bears get their running back. Jamaal Charles is a speedy back who could challenge Peterson and Benson for the starting spot, or at least be put in a package with Hester to stretch the field.
    45 Detroit Lions - Marcus Harrison. Defensive Tackle - Arkansas.

    The Lions need to fill a gap at DT after losing Shaun Rodgers. Harrison is the best DT left on the board.

    46 Cincinnati Bengals - Justin King. Defensive Back - Penn St.

    The Bengals need help in the secondary. King should help a younger secondary blossom.

    47 Minnesota Vikings - Chad Henne. Quarterback - Michigan.

    The Vikings are aware of Mckinnie and his legal stupidity, but they do not want to use a 2nd round pick on a tackle just yet. Henne has a huge arm and he played solid throughout most of his career. Henne could start at QB by the end of the year, or at the very least offer competition to starter Tarvaris Jackson.



    This is as far as I have come right now. It's a little different look, but tell me what you think!
    I liked it but the ATL pick had me scratching my head. They signed Turner and they have Norwood. They also released their Starting DT....I think Dorsey is a better pick there.


    Loved the Raven Pick.

    Hated the Bills pick. Kelly ran a 4.68 last week. They will take Sweed or wait to the next round.

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    Re: Baumy300's Mock draft - 04/14/2008

    just a few comments, an interesing mock

    ATL takin Dmac is kinda odd, because they just overpaid Turner, and they have Norwood to help Turner out
    Cinci taking Harvey is iffy cause they signed Antwan Odom(damn them)
    and the CB u have Dallas taking, he tore his ACL working out, so i doubt he will be a 1st round

    but i like our picks

    Pissing on the Pack since 08'

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    Re: Baumy300's Mock draft - 04/14/2008

    "baumy300" wrote:
    I've seen about a million of these mock drafts already this year. I have my doubts on a lot of them and I feel that others are right on.

    I decided to put together my own mock draft. We'll see how accurate I am once the draft begins. This is a little different look at the draft though. I'm going by need and not best player available in some cases.

    1 Miami Dolphins - Jake Long. Tackle - Michigan

    He would be a safe pick for the needy phins. Long should be dominant at his position for years to come.

    2 St. Louis Rams - Chris Long. Defensive End - Virginia

    The Rams gave up 115 yards rushing a game, and they finished 20th in the league in sacks. Glenn Dorsey would help plug that middle up and allow the LB's to make more plays, but Long is just too good to pass up on.


    3 Atlanta Falcons - Darren McFadden. Running Back - Arkansas

    With Michael Vick long gone and Warrick Dunn just a memory, the Falcons need a big time player on the team and a face of the franchise. After seeing what Adrian Peterson did as a rookie last year, they will have a very hard time turning down Run DMC's talent and star power. He would also have a great 1-2 punch with Michael Turner, kind of like Chester Taylor and AD.

    4 Oakland Raiders - Glenn Dorsey. Defensive Tackle - LSU

    It's impossible to begin with the Raiders here. They need a lot of help, but with a weak defense and Warren Sapp retiring, they need to bolster their defensive line. Vernon Gholston would also be a possibility here.

    5 Kansas City Chiefs - Matt Ryan. Quarterback - Boston College

    Call me crazy, but Brodie Croyle is not KC's answer. With an aging Tony Gonzalez and a star in the making with Dwayne Bowe, KC needs a guy who can throw the ball.

    6 New York Jets - Vernon Gholston. Defensive End - Ohio State

    Gholston is a very solid pick for whoever he goes to. The Jets need someone who can get pressure on Tom Brady and make him collapse like he did during the Super Bowl. Oh yeah, he also would face that Manning guy twice a year as well... No brainer here. If Gholston is still available, take him.

    7 New England Patriots - Mike Jenkins. Cornerback - South Florida.

    It was a toss up between Jenkins and Tory DB Leodis McKelvin. Jenkins has better size and a slightly faster 40 time. With the Patriots losing some valuable pieces of their secondary, a CB like Jenkins would be a very wise pick.

    8 Baltimore Ravens - Chris Williams. Tackle - Vanderbilt.

    The Ravens are going to be losing Jonathon Ogden to retirement fairly soon, so a safe pick would be drafting Williams in a Tackle heavy year.

    9 Cincinnati Bengals - Derrick Harvey. Defensive End - Florida

    The Bengals defense is a total mess. After losing Justin Smith it can't get much better. A defensive back would be a good pick here as well, but I don't think Cincy would turn down the talent of Harvey.

    10 New Orleans Saints - Sedrick Ellis. Defensive Tackle - USC

    The Saints were great on offense last year, there is not a big need there. Signing Jonthan Vilma in the off-season was great for their defense, so now they should be picking a great DT like Ellis to take some of the attention off of Vilma to make plays.

    11 Buffalo Bills - Malcolm Kelly. Wide Receiver - Oklahoma

    Between Kelly and Devin Thomas, I would say the Bills take Kelly. They were near dead last on offense last year, and a tall, fast receiver like Kelly could make some things happen for the Bills.

    12 Denver Broncos - Dan Connor. Linebacker - Penn State.

    Denver was third-last in 2007 when it came to stopping the run. Their offense was pretty respectable, so drafting a LB like Connor will help add some skill to their outside position. Selvin Young is developing nicely, but don't be shocked if Rashard Mendenhall goes to the Broncos at 12.

    13 Carolina Panthers - Jeff Otah. Tackle - Pittsburgh.

    The Panthers had a very average defense that was neither horrible nor stellar. Their offense however was in the bottom 5 in the league. They have an average QB, a good RB, and one amazing WR. So by drafting a big Tackle like Otah they are helping all 3 of those positions mentioned above.

    14 Chicago Bears - Devin Thomas. Wide Receiver - Michigan State.

    Before you go crazy about not placing Mendenhall here, remember the Bears lost Moose and Berrian this year. Cedric Benson is still developing and the other Adrian Peterson is not a horrible back as well, so by drafting Thomas the Bears give themselves a good WR for years to come. WR is a big hole for them this year.

    15 Detroit Lions - Rashard Mendenhall. Running Back - Illinois.

    The Lions need someone to compliment their two stud WR's. A talented back like Mendenhall would give the Lions a nice dual threat.

    16 Arizona Cardinals - Brandon Albert. Guard - Virginia.

    The Cardinals will need to keep their O-Line up to speed to help their passing game reach the next level it is capable of.


    17 Minnesota Vikings - Phillip Merling. Defensive End - Clemson.

    The Vikings absolutely need a pass rusher. Brian Robison and Ray Edwards are good and in development still, but an immediate impact would be Phillip Merling.

    18 Houston Texans - Kenny Phillips. Safety - Miami (FL)

    The Texans have Mario Williams and Okoye up front, Demeco Ryans in the middle, and now Kenny Phillips in the secondary. The Texans will continue to build a solid defense through this years draft.

    19 Philadelphia Eagles - Quentin Groves. Defensive End - Auburn.

    The Eagles lost Kearse. They will need help on the defensive line. Offense is also a problem in the form of a WR gap, but Groves is a good pick at 19 and the Eagles would be crazy to let him go.

    20 Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Qib Talib. Defensive Back - Kansas.

    Barber can not play at a high level forever. Talib would also be a steal this late in the draft and should have a solid pro career. He could learn a lot from Barber and really become something special.

    21 Washington Redskins - Ryan Clady. Tackle - Boise State.

    The Redskins have no real big holes at any skill positions, nor are they in big trouble on defense after playing really well last year, even with the loss of gifted Safety Sean Taylor. Clady would give Campbell plenty of time to throw and also plow a nice path for Clinton Portis to follow.

    22 Dallas Cowboys - Jonathan Stewart. Running Back - Oregon.

    Don't let being picked #22 overall fool you. Stewart is about as good as any back in the draft this year, and he will show why once he takes the field for Dallas.

    23 Pittsburgh Steelers - Keith Rivers. Linebacker - USC.

    The Steelers live up to their name and literally steal Rivers with the 23rd pick. Tomlin can't resist taking up a potential all star to help the Steelers defense become even more feared. This is a case of best player available times ten.

    24 Tennessee Titans - Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. Defensive Back - Tennessee State.

    The Titans will benefit from yet another late round steal in the name of Rodgers-Cromartie. R.C. would instantly improve the Titans secondary and be a star at his position for years to come.

    25 Seattle Seahawks - Felix Jones. Running Back - Arkansas.

    The Seahawks defense is holding up, but their running game is nothing special. Sean Alexander is just about done and Morris isn't going to take the running game to the next level. Look for Seattle to pick Jones and solidify the RB position for years to come.

    26 Jacksonville Jaguars - Limas Sweed. Wide Receiver - Texas.

    DeSean Jackson would be a good bet here as well, but the Jags like big receivers and they already have a good returner in Jones Drew. Troy Williamson is not the Jags answer.


    27 San Diego Chargers - DeSean Jackson. Wide Receiver - California.

    The Chargers would like to replace Michael Turner with a good back, but by taking Jackson they give themselves ANOTHER weapon on offense AND a big return specialist. LT, Gates, Chambers, and the big Vincent Jackson are a handful enough. With a RB, TE, and faster than lightning receiver the Chargers could stretch the field all day long.

    28 Dallas Cowboys - Jack Ikegwuonu. Defensive Back - Wisconson.

    The Cowboys aren't in dire need of a DB, but Ikegwuono would be tempting for them. He has good size and speed and would really allow the defense to blitz more aggressively.

    29 San Francisco 49ers - Sam Baker. Tackle - USC.

    The 49'ers were dead last in offense last year. They could not run nor pass. A good O-lineman like Baker would help solve some of their offensive woes.


    30 Green Bay Packers - Martellus Bennett. Tight End - Texas A&M

    The Packers have a pretty good defense. No real big need. Their running game took off last year and their passing game is sure to drop in numbers with Favre gone. Bennett would offer good blocking and even better receiving for a young QB. It won't hurt the Pack to have another option on offense now that Favre can't turn average receivers into All Stars.

    31 New York Giants - Jerod Mayo. Linebackers - Tennessee.

    The reigning champs lost a lot of their linebackers in free agency. A pick like Mayo would surely help fill some of those losses.

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    Round 2.


    32 Miami Dolphins - Mario Manningham. Wide Receiver -Michigan.

    Manningham would help a very questionable, nameless offense try to move the ball a little bit.
    33 St. Louis Rams - Gosder Cherilus. Tackle - Boston College.

    The Rams will soon lose Orlando Pace and they already are in big trouble on the O-line. They need a good Tackle.

    34 Atlanta Falcons - Kentwan Balmer. Defensive Tackle - North Carolina.

    The Falcons had trouble finding a consistent DT last year, and Balmer could be the solution to all of their problems.

    35 Kansas City Chiefs - Chilo Rachal. Guard - USC.

    The Chiefs are going to want to protect their new QB and also help make holes for their star RB.
    36


    New York Jets - Chris Johnson. Running Back - East Carolina.

    The Jets need a good play maker on offense. Johnson has out of this world speed and should be a very solid back in the NFL if he puts on some weight.

    37 Atlanta Falcons - Dustin Keller. Tight End - Purdue.

    The Falcons could use a good TE to go to, and Keller is a little bit of a steal at #37.
    38 Baltimore Ravens - Joe Flacco. Quarterback - Delaware.

    The Ravens are going to need a franchise QB if they ever want to make it to the next level. Flacco is worth the gamble to them and they take him at #38.

    39 San Francisco 49ers - Reggie Smith. Safety -Oklahoma.

    The 49'ers can't resist the offerings of Reggie Smith and snag him at #39 to help bolster their secondary.

    40 New Orleans Saints - Calais Campbell. Defensive End - Miami (FL)

    The Saints keep at their weakest part of the team - Defensive Line. They add Campbell to help make their front 4 a potential powerhouse in the years to come.

    41 Buffalo Bills - Brian Brohm. Quarterback - Louisville.

    Brohm could prove the answer for Buffalo at the QB position. A project, but a project with a lot of potential.

    42 Denver Broncos - Fred Davis. Tight End - USC.

    Davis could give Cutler another good place on the field to look.


    43 Carolina Panthers - Tavares Gooden. Linebacker - Miami (FL)

    The Panthers could use someone to stay healthy and play consistent ball at LB.

    44 Chicago Bears - Jamaal Charles. Running Back - Texas.

    The Bears get their running back. Jamaal Charles is a speedy back who could challenge Peterson and Benson for the starting spot, or at least be put in a package with Hester to stretch the field.
    45 Detroit Lions - Marcus Harrison. Defensive Tackle - Arkansas.

    The Lions need to fill a gap at DT after losing Shaun Rodgers. Harrison is the best DT left on the board.

    46 Cincinnati Bengals - Justin King. Defensive Back - Penn St.

    The Bengals need help in the secondary. King should help a younger secondary blossom.

    47 Minnesota Vikings - Chad Henne. Quarterback - Michigan.

    The Vikings are aware of Mckinnie and his legal stupidity, but they do not want to use a 2nd round pick on a tackle just yet. Henne has a huge arm and he played solid throughout most of his career. Henne could start at QB by the end of the year, or at the very least offer competition to starter Tarvaris Jackson.



    This is as far as I have come right now. It's a little different look, but tell me what you think!
    Nice work.


    I like the beginning of the draft, but things get kind of crazy after the NE pick.
    Most notably, I don't see Clady or Rivers falling out of the top 20.
    I also think Clady goes before Williams or Otah.
    I don't like either of the Vikings' picks in your draft.
    I don't think Merling is a first round talent based on his production in college.
    Henne is an OK pick, but most likely we fill another need first now that we have Frerotte.
    JMO.

    Ikegwuanu blew out his knee and will have to sit out the whole season.
    He also got in trouble for stealing an X-Box or something.
    I doubt anyone takes him in the first or even second round.
    Rock out with your cock out!!!

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    Re: Baumy300's Mock draft - 04/14/2008

    Thanks for the feedback. I had no idea Ikegueno tore his knee. I just remember him killing the Gophers every time he played them.

    McFadden would just seem too much to pass up for Atlanta as they need a franchise player. Although I really did debate putting Dorsey there (I did give them a DT in the 2nd) so I had to make a choice. Norwood is good, and I know Turner is a beasty back, but it wouldn't be too crazy to see McFadden take his all star game to the Falcons and make a nice LT-Turner like punch there. The Falcons could sacrifice Norwood this year or use him as trade bait.

    Keep the feedback coming. I know there are some reaches in there, but the draft is pretty unpredictable.

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    Re: Baumy300's Mock draft - 04/14/2008

    Baumy, you know how much I love these things, especially when you go through the effort to explain the pick.
    Excellent job my friend.
    Just a couple of comments.....

    a.
    I still say Kelly is gonna slip because of his knees.
    I like WR there but not so much Kelly.
    Move up Sweed or Thomas and then adjust what you have for the teams later.
    b.
    Ryan to the Chiefs makes all kindof sense. Remember, they did still Thigpen last year and it wasn't because they wanted him to start or act as backup.
    They took him because he had upside and could maybe be a starter sooner rather than later.
    c.
    I would go DT for the Bengals if Ellis is there (as your mock plays out) but DE is a need as well.
    d.
    I don't think the Tuna will put much emphasis on skilled players early and will bet he goes DL there and gets a WR later.
    Besides, not sure if you've had a chance to hear about all the crap MM said on the satty radio today.
    He will keep sliding cause of all the stuff that happened with respect to lying about his drug coverup and then the crap he said today.

    Just some thoughts.
    Again, love the efforts and some of your ideas.
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