|04-10-2008, 06:33 AM||#1|
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Brushback Mock Draft
1 DE Chris Long Virginia Sr.
Not that the Dolphins arenít enthusiastic about this pick, but they tried to convince the league they videotaped signals last year in an effort to get it taken away from them.
2 OT Jake Long Michigan Sr.
Scott Linehan really wants Glen Dorsey to shore up his defensive line, and that guy has a lot of pull in this organization. Look for the Rams to select a tackle here.
3 QB Matt Ryan Boston College Sr.
The Falcons could also trade up here and take Chris Long. If they do, forget what I said about the Dolphins taking Chris Long.
4 OT Ryan Clady Boise State Sr.
Clady will be given the task of protecting JaMarcus Russell's blind side. It will be the first time in history an offensive lineman will protect someone fatter than him.
5 QB Joe Flacco Delaware Sr.
Competition makes everyone better, and this kid should really light a fire under Brodie Croyle. Then he can suck with a fire lit under him.
6 WR Limas Sweed Texas Sr.
Most mock drafts have the Jets taking McFadden, but you really have to mix things up if you want people to read your mock drafts.
7 LB Vernon Gholston Ohio State Jr.
This guy rocketed up the draft board when he ran the 40 in 5 seconds, but dropped back down when it turned out that the stopwatch was broken. Still, 5 seconds is pretty good, broken stopwatch or not.
8 RB Darren McFadden Arkansas Jr.
The Ravens really need a quarterback, but this kid is too good to pass up. They can always grab a quarterback next year, when they'll be picking in the top five.
9 S Kenny Phillips Miami Sr.
It might be time for the Bengals to end the charade of trying to improve their defense. This pick should do the trick.
10 OT Chris Williams Vanderbilt Sr.
Williams isn't going to contribute much on the field, but if they keep him around five or six years heíll be able to bring a veteran presence to the locker room.
11 DT Sedrick Ellis USC Sr.
This kid was actually projected to go in the top 10 but I forgot to put him there, so this is a real steal for the Bills.
12 P Mike Dragosavich North Dakota State Sr.
The Broncos need a lot of help on defense and will select this punter, because good punting can sometimes aid the defense.
13 QB Brian Brohm Louisville Sr.
Everyone loves Jake Delhomme, but you can't deny he's on the downside of his career. Brohm is also on the downside of his career, so they should draft his replacement in the second round.
14 CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie TSU Sr.
The Bears had a huge hole at receiver until Bernard Berrian left. Now theyíre fine.
15 RB Jonathan Stewart Oregon Sr.
Stewart is a quick, heady running back that was extremely productive in college. Unfortunately he is said to be nursing a leg injury that will prevent him from every playing football again.
16 T Jeff Otah Pittsburgh Sr.
The Cardinals will probably take Jeff Otah, mostly because itís the wrong pick for them.
17 DE Quentin Groves Auburn Sr.
The Falcons need a lot of help at the quarterback position, so much so that Iím mentioning it here in the Vikings' blurb.
18 CB Justin King Penn State Sr.
Iím not sure what the Texans need, but a quality cornerback is a worthwhile investment for any team. King isnít a quality cornerback, though, so chalk this up as another bad move by the Texans.
19 CB Leodis McKelvin Troy Sr.
The Eagles could go the best-player-available route here, or they could trade down to the second round and do the same thing, saving themselves a ton of money.
20 DE Derrick Harvey Florida Sr.
If Jon Gruden canít get his team to the Super Bowl this year, he could be looking at 5 or 6 more years before the front office starts making some changes. Hopefully he doesnít crumble under the pressure.
21 RB Ahmad Bradshaw Marshall Sr.
Since this is a copycat league, the Redskins will follow the Giants' blueprint and draft Ahmad Bradshaw.
22 LB Dan Connor Penn State Sr.
This is an unusual pick because white players usually go at the very top of the first round or way down in the third and fourth rounds.
23 QB Chad Henne Michigan Sr.
The Steelers have two quarterbacks, Ben Roethlisberger and Charlie Batch. But what if both of them get hurt? They need an emergency quarterback here.
24 DE Lawrence Jackson USC Sr.
The Titans will settle for the best player available here, but it will eat away at them that they could have had Chris Long if he wasn't already taken at number one.
25 TE Fred Davis USC Sr.
Davis has lousy hands and isnít much of a blocker, but he really understands the nuances of the tight end position, much more than, say, an offensive lineman would.
26 DT Kentwan Balmer UNC Sr.
The best case scenario for this kid would be to make the team as a special teams player. The worst case would be to get burned alive and have a bunch of hippies smoke his ashes.
The only thing that prevented the Chargers from getting to the Super Bowl last year was Phillip Riversí ACL. His ACL is fine now, so they donít really need to draft anyone here.
28 WR James Hardy Indiana Sr.
This kid has disciplinary problems, but a locker room featuring guys like Wade Phillips, Tony Romo, and Terrell Owens should keep him in line.
29 LB Keith Rivers USC Sr.
After Vernon Davisí disapppointing start, the Niners have learned their lesson and will never select a talented player again.
30 DE Phillip Merling Clemson Sr.
The Packers have some serious issues in the secondary, where Charles Woodson and Al Harris are aging rapidly, so expect them to draft a pass rusher to take some pressure off them.
31 DE Glenn Dorsey LSU Sr.
The Patriots will pull off a draft coup by taking Glenn Dorsey with a pick they don't even have.
32 WR Mario Manningham
The Giants could do worse than selecting Mario Manningham with the 32nd pick. They could trade up to get him.
|04-10-2008, 07:22 AM||#2|
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Jacksonville, FL
I didn't think it was all that funny until i read the Keith Rivers part... hilarious.
|04-10-2008, 08:18 AM||#3|
YES A DT!!!!!!
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: From Calgary, in Halifax for School
|04-10-2008, 05:46 PM||#6|
How about some Tapenade!
Join Date: Oct 2004
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