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cmhargrove
03-06-2009, 07:23 AM
From Sportingnews.com - their latest Mock Draft. I have been pimping Everette Brown around here for a while now, but - WOW...

Mock Draft: Everette Brown climbs to the top

Posted: March 4, 2009
There's a new surprise No. 1 in Sporting News' NFL Mock Draft, and it's defensive end Everett Brown. The Florida State standout would be a boost to a Detroit Lions defense looking to be overhauled by their new coach, former Titans defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz.

The new mock draft, prepared for Sporting News' Pro Football War Room by Russ Lande and his staff, once again includes big changes in the wake of the NFL Scouting Combine and recent free-agent frenzy.


Here is a look at the latest projected top 10 picks for the 2009 NFL draft. To see the rest of the mock first round and entire mock second round, visit SportingNews.com's Pro Football War Room:
1. Detroit Lions
Everette Brown, DE, Florida State
2. St. Louis Rams
Jason Smith, OT, Baylor
3. Kansas City Chiefs
B.J. Raji, DT, Boston College
4. Seattle Seahawks
Aaron Curry, OLB, Wake Forest
5. Cleveland Browns
Matthew Stafford, QB, Georgia
6. Cincinnati Bengals
Eugene Monroe, OT, Virginia
7. Oakland Raiders
Michael Crabtree, WR, Texas Tech
8. Jacksonville Jaguars
Andre Smith, OT, Alabama
9. Green Bay Packers
Larry English, DE, Northern Illinois
10. San Francisco 49ers
Mark Sanchez, QB, USC

Notes

Why Brown at No. 1? The Lions believe they have too many holes to grab a quarterback with the top pick, so they gamble on Brown becoming a pass rusher in the mold of Dwight Freeney.

Baylor's Smith emerges as draft's best offensive tackle. The Rams need one to replace Orlando Pace, who is likely to be released soon. Smith, who is coming off a good pro day Tuesday, has more upside than Virginia's Monroe. Monroe is needed to replace Levi Jones in Cincinnati to protect Carson Palmer, and Andre Smith is needed to replace Khalif Barnes to protect David Garrard.

Raji is the next step in the Patriot-izing of the Chiefs. Kansas City already has New England's quarterback in Matt Cassel; now it needs a big defensive tackle to anchor its new 3-4.

'Hawks can pass on Crabtree. With the signing of former Bengal T.J. Houshmandzadeh, Seattle can now afford to focus on defense with the fourth pick.

Why Stafford to the Browns? Cleveland has quarterbacks Derek Anderson and Brady Quinn, but as long neither stands out to coach Eric Mangini, the team really has none. Mangini can attach himself to the franchise of QB of his choosing.

Raiders can't pass on Crabtree. Oakland is short on consistent, athletic playmakers, especially a big-time No. 1 receiver for big-armed JaMarcus Russell. But will an un-dazzling 40 time keep Al Davis away?

Packers stick with English. It's the only thing that stayed the same from the previous mock draft, as Green Bay has been quiet in signing edge-rushing veterans for its move to the 3-4.

Sanchez goes from 1 to 10. The 49ers had only Alex Smith and Shaun Hill to choose from, but after they sign former Chief Damon Huard and potentially draft the USC star, it will help Mike Singletary single out a starter.

What of big names not in the top 10? Ohio State running back Chris Wells goes at No. 16, to the Chargers, as the eventual replacement to LaDainian Tomlinson, and then the Patriots get a marquee runner in Georgia's Knowshown Moreno at 23. ... The Jets now should nab Missouri wide receiver Jeremy Maclin at No. 17 to help replace Laveranues Coles. ... At No. 26, the Ravens are tied with Florida star Percy Harvin, added much-needed firepower around Joe Flacco.

Former NFL scout Russ Lande evaluates college players for the Sporting News' Pro Football War Room and GM Jr. Scouting LLC.

link: http://www.sportingnews.com/yourturn/viewtopic.php?t=524264

ludo21
03-06-2009, 08:55 AM
WOW!

Brown going 1 is shocking, but so is English to the Packers.. this will not happen

SoDak Bronco
03-06-2009, 10:05 AM
haha the Browns taking another QB is about as bad as Detroit taking another WR- This is a terrible mock draft

gyldenlove
03-06-2009, 10:12 AM
I don't see English going ahead of Orakpo.

worm
03-06-2009, 10:12 AM
Stupid. Made because they had to change SOMETHING. Draftobaturs demand it.