My first mock draft of the year!
I think the positions are accurate as of today. If not they are damn close. I believe the Colts will win tomorrow so that is why they are 11-0 and Pitt is 7-4. I am not an expert and probably re-hashed stuff you guys already know. I just thought this would be a fun thing to do at four in the morning. Let's have some discussion.
1. Houston 1-10--Reggie Bush RB USC or trade down. Simply the best prospect in the draft.
2. NY Jets 2-9--D'Brickshaw Ferguson OT Virginia. He has been banged up but still should be taken in the top 10.
3. San Francisco 2-9--Jimmy Williams DB Virginia Tech. Big and fast, could start for the Niners from day one.
4. Green Bay 2-9--Laurence Maroney RB Minnesota--better than his predecesor Marion Barber, could carry the load for the Pack for many years. Najeh Davenport and Ahman Green are unrestricted free agents after the year.
5. Tennessee 3-8--Mathias Kiwanuka DE Boston College--their defense needs a lot of help. Kiwi gives them a speed rusher to terrorize QB's and give them a lift on Defense.
6. New Orleans 3-8--AJ Hawk LB Ohio State--another team in need of defense. This guy is a monster on the field and should impress at the combine.
7. Arizona 3-8--Haloti Ngata DT Oregon--big guy to shore up their run defense in the middle. Can rush the quarterback as well. Has some injury concerns.
8. Baltimore 3-8--Matt Leinart QB USC--Why the hell not? They need a QB and he is pretty good if you haven't noticed. I think he could flop in the pros though.
9. Miami 4-7--Omar Jacobs QB Bowling Green--Gus Frerotte has been horrible lately. Great arm strength and intangibles. Jacobs could steer the ship in Miami for many years.
10. Cleveland 4-7--Mario Williams DE NC State. It looks like they are going to be set on Reuben toting the rock next year so they go defense. great pass rushing DE. He would help protect a horrible secondary.
11. Detroit 4-7--Rodrique Wright DT Texas. Who knows? They could pick another WR. I think they finally go defense and pair Wright up with Shaun Rogers in the middle.
12. Oakland 4-7--Michael Huff DB Texas. Their starting safeties right now are Stuart Schweigert and Jarrod Cooper. Huff is an absolute ballhawk and should be a stud in the pros.
13. Buffalo 4-7--Marcus McNeill OT Auburn--Their O line is horrible. They have wasted money and time on Jonas Jennings and Mike Williams. McNeill is huge and has a lot of upside.
14. St. Louis 5-6--Darnell Bing S USC. Another team that is absolutely horrible at defense. Bing is a big hitter, not as good in coverage but would start very soon for the Rams if they took him.
15. Philly 5-6--Derek Hagan WR Arizona St. They are set at most positions. Hagan is a great possession WR who snatches almost every ball within his long range. Pair him up with the improving Reggie Brown for the future. Plus TO is long gone.
16. Denver from Wash. 5-6--Jesse Mahelona DT Tennessee. I think are main needs are D line, O line, S, and Wr. Mahelona is very strong and tenacious.
17. Minnesota 6-5--DeAngelo Williams RB Memphis. They have been playing muical chairs at RB for awhile. They get their feature back here. Probably will go earlier but I couldn't solidly put him anywhere. Good size and speed, a complete back.
18. New England 6-5--Abdul Hodge LB Iowa. This guy is a beast at the ILB position. NE needs some youth at linebacker. Hodge is strong and fast and would be a hell of a lot better than Monty Beisel.
19. Atlanta 7-4--Manny Lawson DE NC State. This team does not have many weaknesses. Lawson would give them more speed on the D line to get after the quarterback. Needs to put on some size but would be better than Brady Smith.
20. Kansas City 7-4--Santonio Holmes WR Ohio State. They need an influx of youth on offense and Santonio has been productive for a long time. He runs good routes and has good speed and leaping ability. No brainer pick for the Chiefs if he falls this far.
21. San Diego 7-4--Eric Winston OT Miami. Their tackles have played well but Roman Oben is getting up their in years. Winston can step in whenever Oben gets cut or retires.
22. Pittsburgh 7-4--LenDale White RB USC. Here is the bruising back that takes over the Bus's position. Would be very productive for the Steelers.
23. NY Giants 7-4--Ahmad Brooks LB Virgina. Very productive linebacker. has good quickness, is physical, and strong. Could easily take Nick Greisen's spot as one of the linebackers.
24. Tampa Bay 7-4--DeMeco Ryans LB Alabama. T-bay adds to an already impressive defense. Ryans is one of the best strongside backers in college football. Would be an upgrade over Ryan Nece.
25. Dallas 7-4--Jon Scott OT Texas. Dallas needs an upgrade at OT. Rob Petitti and Torrin Tucker. Even if Flozell Adams comes back healthy they need a tackle and Scott is another massive road grader.
26. Chicago 8-3--D'Qwell Jackson LB Maryland. Another weapon for Lovie Smith's defense. D'Qwell is a big hitter and would fit in well at the strongside linebacker position. D'Qwell, Urlacher, and Lance Briggs would be an awesome linebacking corps.
27. Carolina 8-3--Orien Harris DT Miami--Brent Buckner is nothing special and Jenkins is always hurt. Harris can play the run and pass effectively
28. Jacksonville 8-3--Tye Hill CB Clemson. This guy is a burner. Other than Rashean Mathis the Jags have noone at CB.
29. Cincinatti 8-3--Gabe Watson DT Michigan. Gigantic DT who is a run plugger who gets good push on the pocket. Their offense is lethal but their defense is a work in progress.
30. Seattle 9-2--Greg Lee WR Pittsbugh. After cutting Koren Robinson they don't have any impact WR's besides Darrel Jackson. Jurevicious and Bobby Engram are fill in guys. Lee has great size and speed burst.
31. Denver 9-2--Nate Salley S Ohio State. Denver would take Michael Huff or Darnell Bing if they fell this low. Salley is the consolation prize. He has great size and speed and is a playmaker.
32. Indy 11-0--Chad Greenway LB Iowa. Greenway has good quickness and a nose for the ball. Not sure where Indy will go with this pick. I don't think anybody that they pick here will have a chance of starting anytime soon for them.