Ourlads' 2005 NFL Mock Draft
Ourlad's 2005 NFL Mock Draft
Updated: Friday, March 18, 2005
Here’s a look at the latest projection of the first round of the 2005 NFL Draft based upon our grades and insight around the NFL.
Pick Team Player Pos. School
1 San Francisco 49ers
Aaron Rodgers QB California
2 Miami Dolphins
Ronnie Brown RB Auburn
3 Cleveland Browns
Antrel Rolle CB Miami, Fla.
4 Chicago Bears
Mike Williams WR Southern California
5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Carnell Williams RB Auburn
6 Tennessee Titans
Braylon Edwards WR Michigan
7 Minnesota Vikings
Cedric Benson RB Texas
8 Arizona Cardinals
Alex Smith QB Utah
9 Washington Redskins
Carlos Rogers CB Auburn
10 Detroit Lions
Derrick Johnson LB Texas
11 Dallas Cowboys
Shawne Merriman OLB-DE Maryland
12 San Diego Chargers
Shaun Cody DE Southern California
13 Houston Texans
Demarcus Ware OLB-DE Troy
14 Carolina Panthers
Heath Miller TE Virginia
15 Kansas City Chiefs
Marlin Jackson CB Michigan
16 New Orleans Saints
Thomas Davis SS Georgia
17 Cincinnati Bengals
Brodney Pool S Oklahoma
18 Minnesota Vikings
Mark Clayton WR Oklahoma
19 St. Louis Rams
David Pollack DE Georgia
20 Dallas Cowboys
Marcus Spears DL Louisiana State
21 Jacksonville Jaguars
Justin Miller CB Clemson
22 Baltimore Ravens
Alex Barron OT Florida State
23 Seattle Seahawks
Kevin Burnett LB Tennessee
24 Green Bay Packers
Barrett Ruud LB Nebraska
25 Denver Broncos
Dan Cody DE Oklahoma
26 New York Jets
Adam Jones CB West Virginia
27 Atlanta Falcons
Matt Roth DE Iowa
28 San Diego Chargers
Reggie Brown WR Georgia
29 Indianapolis Colts
Luis Castillo DT Northwestern
30 Pittsburgh Steelers
Jammal Brown OT Oklahoma
31 Philadelphia Eagles
Roddy White WR Alabama-Birmingham
32 New England Patriots
Elton Brown OG Virginia
The quarterback battle remains a focal point atop the first round between Aaron Rodgers and Alex Smith. The 49ers are weighing all options and Cleveland isn’t sure if either of the two quarterbacks is worth the huge momentary gamble with so many needs on defense that must be addressed.
There was a lot of hype regarding Alex Smith’s workout coming out of Salt Lake City, but the truth is that his workout was nothing extraordinary. His arm strength wasn’t as good as reported and he was inconsistent delivering the ball downfield.
Mike Williams has moved up the boards in recent weeks following a productive combine and personal workout. He’s moved into the top five with Chicago and Tampa Bay showing a lot of interest. A few boards currently have Williams ahead of Braylon Edwards at wide receiver.
Our pairing of the Minnesota Vikings and Cedric Benson will probably open a lot of eyes. Sure, the Vikings have a lot of depth on paper at running back. But with Mike Tice and new offensive coordinator Steve Loney putting more of an emphasis on a strong run game, Michael Bennett might not have a long-term future in Minnesota. Onterrio Smith is one strike away from a one-year suspension. Benson’s size is particularly attractive to the Vikings. But make no mistake, they would love to come away with one of the big wide receivers in the top 10.
Houston was disappointed to lose out on trading for Orlando Pace. The left tackle position was a problem last season, but that doesn’t automatically mean they’ll select Alex Barron with the 13th pick. There are a lot of mixed opinions regarding Barron and the Texans are reluctant to start over with a rookie at left tackle. There is a good chance that Houston will add more speed on defense.
Atlanta could take a defensive lineman in the first round to add more depth upfront. Matt Roth would be an ideal upgrade in the rotation and become a future starter to replace Brady Smith by 2007.
Green Bay defensive coordinator Jim Bates will be experimenting with some position changes before the draft. The Packers need a productive pass rusher off the perimeter to complement Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila, but they are considering moving Cletidus Hunt outside. If they feel confident about that direction, it likely could have the Packers considering a linebacker in the first round.
good find but no way Jones falls all the way to 26...
true, makes little sense...
Either that or the guy who made the up the Mock Draft is a Jets Homer...
According to this...and it is galaxies better than The Sporting News version...Denver would have to move up to the third selection if they wanted to get Mike Willaims...Mike Shanahan's 2005 obsession
wabbit have you heard anything from the valley regarding our interest in DE David Pollack of Georgia?
The team has just received a boatload of game disc's (DVDs...isn't technology wonderful), but WHO the players are that they're studying in great detail remains hush hush
Not for long though...I have a friend you see
They are just gearing up for the draft...probably haven't done more than a scout review so far
Don't I look foolish drafting Erasmus James....did he die or something?
if we are going to move up to the top 5 area i wouldnt mind getting antrel rolle to be our ballhawking safety for the future. Rolle would be great in space in the middle of the field breaking on the ball. I PMed his mom on the hurricanes board to see if any of our people have talked to him, she hasnt replied yet though. I would be really upset if we moved up for Mike Williams though. That would suck. I am more than content to take the highest DE on the board at 25.
i told you guys a while back that Ron Turner (O coridinator, bears) was realy high on mike williams. i dont think things have changed, but i know if the draft was at the end of the season williams would have been the bears pick.
He has connections at USC from when he coached there so he has plenty of people to talk to about williams and get inside info on him.
OK for the most part....
[QUOTE=CB-Champ24]Ourlad's 2005 NFL Mock Draft
Updated: Friday, March 18, 2005
But there are a few things I'd fix.
#1. Mock is right, No Erasmus James? He is definetly gonna go AT LEAST top 15, if not in the top ten.
#2 If Derrick Johnson falls all the way to the Lions I will come over to your house and clean your toilet for the rest of the year. The Lions would have the perfect offseason if they could get that guy!
#3 Shawn Cody going before Dan Cody. I don't think so, although I'd love to see D. Cody suited up for us!
#4 And I think Spears and Barron will go a bit earlier....
All in all, nice job.
Whuch Cody you want depends on what role you are filling. Dan is an edge rusher. Shaun is an interior rusher. Shaun is better suited in a 3-4 defense as a DE/DT tweener. Dan seems more like a 4-3 talent.
So I don't really see the two as draft competition for each other. Which one you take depends on which defense you are running and what needs you have on the d-line.
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