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ThePudge
03-19-2008, 12:13 PM
It's been awhile since I've been here, probably over a year. Take a look, I'm open to your feedback. Of course, there are a good amount of trades. Enjoy!

Compensation Pick (by AdamJT13) included

TRADES

Atlanta trades CB DeAngelo Hall to Oakland for 2nd Round Pick (34th Overall). (Trade already agreed to in principle)

New England trades 1st Round Pick (7th Overall) to Carolina for 1st Round Pick (13th Overall), 3rd Round Pick (74th Overall) and 2009 3rd Round Pick.

Buffalo trades 1st Round Pick (11th Overall), 4th Round Pick (109th Overall), to Dallas for 1st Round Pick (22nd Overall), 3rd Round Pick (92nd Overall), and 2009 1st Round Pick.

Chicago trades 1st Round Pick (14th Overall) and 3rd Round Pick (90th Overall) to Washington for 1st Round Pick (21st Overall), 3rd Round Pick (84th Overall) and 2009 2nd Round Pick.

Kansas City trades 2nd Round Pick (35th Overall) and 3rd Round Pick (66th Overall) to Seattle for 1st Round Pick (25th Overall), 4th Round Pick (124th Overall) and 2009 3rd Round Pick.

Atlanta trades 2nd Round Pick (34th Overall) and 4th Round Pick (102nd Overall) to San Franciso for 1st Round Pick (29th Overall) and 6th Round Pick (178th Overall)

New York Giants trade 2nd Round Pick (63rd Overall), 3rd Round Pick (95th Overall), and 2009 5th Round Pick to Detroit for 2nd Round Pick (45th Overall)

Philadelphia Eagles trade 2nd Round Pick (49th Overall) and 4th Round Pick (114th Overall) to Cincinnati for 2nd Round Pick (46th Overall) and 2009 5th Round Pick

Seattle trades 3rd Round Pick (66th Overall), 5th Round Pick (161st Overall), and 2009 5th Round Pick), to Green Bay for 2nd Round Pick (60th Overall)

Minnesota trades 3rd Round Pick (73rd Overall) and 2009 3rd Round Pick to Dallas for 2nd Round Pick (61st Overall)

Chicago trades 3rd Round Pick (75th Overall) and 5th Round Pick (151st Overall) to San Francisco for 3rd Round Pick (70th Overall)

END TRADES


1. Miami Dolphins - Chris Long - DE - Virginia
-Notice that I didn't put "DE/OLB" for Long. If they were looking for a 3-4 OLB, I would have to believe the pick would be Gholston at #1. However, as you can tell, I'm kind of banking on the Phins sticking with the 4-3, maybe throwing some different looks out there once in awhile. Chris Long is a Parcells type guy, smart football player who plays with a lot of heart. Jake Long, Matt Ryan, and Gholston all considered.

2. St. Louis Rams - Vernon Gholston - DE - Ohio State
-There have been rumors about the Rams falling in love with this guy, and why not? Gholston brings the pass-rushing ability and elite athleticism off the edge that they've been missing. I believe they'll go with this immediate need over a guy like Jake Long who may not even get the chance to start his first year.

3. Atlanta Falcons - Matt Ryan - QB - Boston College
-Complain all you want Falcons fans, but realize this is your best option. Atlanta had endless problems at the QB position, Redman and Harrington provide insurance for the top signal caller in this draft. Ryan is solid all around, but his key attributes are his intangibles (or football smarts) and his toughness (both mentally and physically.) It was hard to pass up Long and Dorsey here, but I think Ryan gives this team the positive new face that it's looking for.

4. Oakland Raiders - Jake Long - OT - Michigan
-Surprisingly the Raiders go with the right pick over the flashy pick. McFadden may bring more raw talent to the table, but Jake Long is a damn good player. Long could play the left or right side, seeing as he's an equally strong pass-blocker and run-blocker. Will help to keep developing QB Jamarcus Russell's jersey clean.

5. Kansas City Chiefs - Glenn Dorsey - DT - LSU
-The Chiefs don't get their guy, as Long is selected right in front of them. However, they get an extremely talented consolation prize in Dorsey, an elite DT prospect. Dorsey, though has injury issues, is a high energy DT who can rush the passer and stuff the run. Would quickly become the heart of the Chiefs D and bolster a DL that already includes Jared Allen and Tamba Hali.

6. New York Jets - Darren McFadden - RB - Arkansas
-The Jets are in a prime position to trade down, with Darren McFadden falling into their laps. However, Dallas won't have enough to offer and the Jets will decide that after missing out on Reggie Bush, and Thomas Jones flopping as a FA signing, they should add the most talented back in the class. McFadden has eye-popping speed and has excellent upper-body strength.

7. Carolina Panthers (f/NE via SF) - Ryan Clady - OT - Boise State
-John Fox and GM Marty Hurney attended Clady's Pro Day personally. Now, I'm willing to bet that wasn't for Orlando Scandrick. They could sit still, at 13, and hope Clady falls to them, but with Baltimore, Cincinnati, and Denver looming in between, Carolina decides to trade up and get their man. Clady is a model LT prospect with long arms, terrific athleticism, and good footwork.

8. Baltimore Ravens - Mike Jenkins - CB - South Florida
-With Clady gone, the Ravens look to CB where the battle is between Mike Jenkins and Leodis McKelvin. The two are similar players, but the feeling here is that Jenkins plays a bit more physical and is an elite athlete. Baltimore's DB coaches attended USF's Pro Day, and once again, I doubt it was to see another player, such as Trae Williams. I see Jenkins as the top fit for the Ravens.

9. Cincinnati Bengals - Sedrick Ellis - DT - USC
-The board falls how the Bengals need it to and they have the chance to add arguably the best DT in the draft. Ellis is not tall, but is a bulky, strong NT type who has excellent quickness and can rush the passer. The perfect pick for Cincinnati here who has been looking for that big DT all offseason and has failed. Rashard Mendenhall was considered.

10. New Orleans Saints - Leodis McKelvin - CB - Troy
-Not often in mock drafts do you see McKelvin fall here. Arguably the best CB in the draft would fill a huge hole for the Saints, who would have to feel pretty fortunate he slipped through New England and Baltimore. Still, the team would rather have Glenn Dorsey or Sedrick Ellis here.

11. Dallas Cowboys (f/BUF) - Rashard Mendenhall - RB - Illinois
-The Cowboys are looking for that one little thing to push them over the hump and solidify their status as the best team in the NFC. Adding Mendenhall, a very special RB prospect, would help them do just that. Though it is somewhat of a gamble, the trade that is, Mendenhall is a player well worth a Top 10 pick, tremendous production a year ago, excellent power, breakaway speed, and hands out of the backfield. Would team with Marion Barber to form the most potent 1-2 RB punch in football.

12. Denver Broncos - Chris Williams - OT - Vanderbilt
-With all the action flying around in front of them, the Broncos stay put and get their man in the LT prospect out of Vanderbilt. Though lacking in strength, Williams is a good fit for Denver's ZBS. He is quick, has good feet, and excels in pass-protection. Should get the opportunity to start from Day One.

13. New England Patriots (f/CAR) - Aqib Talib - CB - Kansas
-The model zone corner for New England's 3-4 system adds size to their secondary. Would've been a reach at #7, the Pats are lucky to trade out and still get their man here. Talib is a risk-taking ball-hawk, just like Asante Samuel, he has 13 Int's over the past 3 years and has a chance to take each Int back the other way. One of the best draft day fits.

14. Washington Redskins (f/CHI) - Limas Sweed - WR - Texas
-Daniel Snyder isn't afraid to take risks, especially this one, to add the top WR prospect to his team's passing game. The Skins have lacked a big, athletic target who can go over the middle and can effectively get open in the redzone. Sweed creates matchup problems and would greatly help Jason Campbell out next season.

15. Detroit Lions - Jonathan Stewart - RB - Oregon
-The Lions are kind of out of luck here. Their top CB prospects are off the board, as are the top two RB prospects. However, Stewart is still a good value here at 15 and would give Detroit something they've surely been missing. He's a big. bulky back who is at his best between the tackles but can get loose and break huge runs with his speed and athleticism. Probably the toughest back in the class to bring down, would provide a redzone threat at RB.

16. Arizona Cardinals - Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie - CB/FS - Tenn. State
-DRC's draft stock is gaining momentum, but I'm not sure exactly where it tops out. I think 16th Overall is fair enough for him, to a team that could desperately use some help in the defensive backfield. If he becomes half the player his cousin is, this may be looked at as a steal.

17. Minnesota Vikings - Derrick Harvey - DE - Florida
-A team in need of a pass-rusher that will be on the field more than one down per set finally find one in Harvey. He is a natural pass-rusher who combines great athleticism with an ability to get up field and get off the ball quickly. Could be the 10+ Sack guy that they've been looking for.

18. Houston Texans - Keith Rivers - OLB - USC
-It seems now, that no team is more set for the future on defense, at least in the front seven than Houston. Instead of reaching for a DB, the Texans stay put and steal the draft's top LB in Rivers. Rivers is not spectacular in any one particular area, but he has very few holes in his game and is a natural leader on the field.


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ThePudge
03-19-2008, 12:15 PM
19. Philadelphia Eagles - Phillip Merling - DE - Clemson
-The Eagles could use a DE that is equally as good against the run as he is against the pass. Merling could be for them what they hoped Darren Howard would be. Merling is a big, balanced DE who would bring stability to the line and ensure that Trent Cole stays fresh for passing downs. He may be able to even move inside on passing downs if he gains a few lbs.

20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - DeSean Jackson - WR/PR - California
-A pick that makes sense on so many levels. Jackson provides the Bucs with a young speed receiver to stretch the field and learn from aging Joey Galloway and an explosive PR or KR for the league's worst kick return/punt return franchise of all time. Tampa Bay, as a whole, seems to lack any big play threat on offense other than Galloway who is in his mid 30's, a replacement is necessary.

21. Chicago Bears (f/WSH) - Branden Albert - OT/OG - Virginia
-An interesting pick here. The versatile Albert is considered to many the best OG prospect in this draft. However, at 6'5 1/2 309, Albert has LT size and athleticism. He's the type of player that is talented enough to make this transition. The Bears need OL help in the worst way and Albert could fill a number of holes, having the potential to play anywhere on the line (except for Center.)

22. Buffalo Bills (f/DAL) - Devin Thomas - WR - Michigan State
-The Bills, after trading into this spot are free to target almost the WR of their choice with Kelly and Hardy still available. Word is, they've been talking to MSU's Thomas quite a bit and may even consider taking the big, athletic receiver at 11th Overall. An ideal situation to get him at 22. The Bills need a big WR that can attack the middle of the field and free up speedsters Lee Evans and Roscoe Parrish. Could be CB here in Cason or Flowers.

23. Pittsburgh Steelers - James Hardy - WR - Indiana
-It's tough to pass up Brandon Flowers and Jeff Otah here, but I believe Hardy, more so than those two, can take the Steelers to the next level. Hardy is a huge, Plaxico Burress-type, receiver who will create matchup nightmares for opposing defenses. A redzone threat at its' finest. Hardy is also athletic enough to command attention down-field and take defenders away from Santonio Holmes. An ideal #3 option in his rookie year who would quickly grow into a #1 or #2 behind Holmes.

24. Tennessee Titans - Kentwan Balmer - DT - North Carolina
-With the top receivers off the board, Balmer has to be the pick here. The Titans DL went through a dramatic overhaul this offseason in which they lost a starting DE and DT. Balmer fills a large need in the middle of that D and could help take the double teams away from Albert Haynesworth.

25. Kansas City Chiefs (f/SEA) - Jeff Otah - OT - Pittsburgh
-As wild as it sounds, Otah was considered at 5th Overall. Falling to 25th, the Chiefs decide to move back into the first to get their man. A Herm Edwards dominating OT prospect. Otah is enormous, athletic and the Chiefs are rumored to love him. Seattle really has no need for this pick anyway, so they don't mind picking up an extra second and third round pick.

26. Jacksonville Jaguars - Quentin Groves - DE/OLB - Auburn
-The Jaguars sent plenty of scouts to Auburn's Pro Day not so long ago to look at Groves and Pat Sims. Groves is the type of elite pass-rushing prospect that Jacksonville covets after Bobby McCray left in free agency. He may be forced into action only as a 3rd Down pass-rusher and Special teams player his rookie season, but should find a way to really make his mark there.

27. San Diego Chargers - Kenny Phillips - S - Miami
-Another team that has to be feeling very fortunate for the draft to spin this way. Phillips has to be one of the Chargers top targets as the team is still lacking just a bit in the DB department. The pick here could easily be cornerback or offensive tackle also. An upset pick would be Malcolm Kelly at WR, as the team continues to try and mix and match receivers. However, they seemed to find something late in the season/playoffs with Vincent Jackson and Chris Chambers.

28. Dallas Cowboys - Antoine Cason - CB - Arizona
-Very tough pick for the Cowboys. It's between Cason and Malcolm Kelly and they have to make it count. The team goes with the more immediate need in Cason, believing they can find a quality receiver at the end of Round 2 if they have to. Cason is a perfect fit as a zone corner. Like Talib, he is a ball-hawk and has the ability to take it the distance when he has the ball. Had return experience in college that the Cowboys may try to use.

29. Atlanta Falcons (f/SF via IND) - Reggie Smith - CB/S - Oklahoma
-With Green Bay and New York looming, the Falcons trade up to get their man in Reggie Smith. Smith can play either CB or S for this ailing secondary. He is a playmaker with good size, speed, and experience. San Francisco doesn't mind trading back after their top prospects were taken toward the early-mid 20's and the Falcons have picks to burn.

30. Green Bay Packers - Brandon Flowers - CB - Vriginia Tech
-A small, physical corner that will fit right in learning from Al Harris, another physical, scrappy corner. Is a good fit in zone coverage, but has the physicality to make the transition to a man defense. Flowers is a ball-hawk that will take some risks, but should be able to really help this team right away as a physical nickel CB.

New England Patriots - Pick Forfeited

31. New York Giants - Jerod Mayo - ILB/OLB - Tennessee
-A man climbing the boards very quickly, and on draft day, he may be long gone by this point. Has more or less cemented his place in the first round (per plenty of sources.) Mayo was a 2nd-3rd Round Pick coming into the draft process, but after lighting it up at the Combine, his Pro Day, and apparently handing interviews very well, Mayo is an absolute slam dunk here for the Giants. Though I doubt he's here when the Giants pick, he'd be almost a no-brainer. With elite athleticism, excellent character, and the ability to play inside or out Mayo could be regarded as a Top 20 pick by the end of April, maybe even March at this rate.

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32. Miami Dolphins - Joe Flacco - QB - Delaware
-Here's the guy you've all been waiting for. No, Flacco doesn't sneak his way into the first, but he is the first pick of the second to the Miami Dolphins, who apparently have been showing him some attention lately. Big, strong armed QB will be groomed as Miami's future.

33. St. Louis Rams - Brian Brohm - QB - Louisville
-Yes, a bit of a shocker here. The Rams had all kinds of QB issues last year, when Bulger was healthy and when he was hurt. This was, in a big way, because of a lack of an OL, but also the QB play was just poor. Brohm is an absolute steal here. A Top 20 pick available at the top of the 2nd. The 31 year old Bulger would likely start the season, but it wouldn't shock me if Brohm took over earlier than expected.

34. San Francisco 49ers (f/ATL via Oak) - Cliff Avril - OLB - Purdue
-A popular pick nowadays. It's possible for Avril to sneak into the first round like former teammate Anthony Spencer, so the Niners may feel lucky to get the skilled DE/OLB here.

35. Seattle Seahawks (f/KC) - Chilo Rachal - OG - USC
-Rachal is a big OG whose stock continues to climb. There are some that buy him as a 1st Rounder. A solid need pick for Seattle here who moves down and still gets their guy.

36. New York Jets - Malcolm Kelly - WR - Oklahoma
-The Jets continue to bolster their offense with a steal here to add to their WR core. Kelly is a big receiver that can stretch the field and would really help free Cotchery and Coles up. Has #1 potential.

37. Atlanta Falcons - Dre Moore - DT - Maryland
-The Falcons have already gone and paid Moore a visit at his Pro Day and are thought to have spoken with him for an extensive period of time. After selecting Ryan over Dorsey in the first, the Falcons must address their DT need here with the big, athletic Moore.

38. Baltimore Ravens - Lawrence Jackson - DE - USC
-Trevor Pryce has aged fairly well, but probably doesn't have much left in the tank. Jackson gives the Ravens a young, balanced DE to sit behind Pryce his rookie year then potentially win a starting job his 2nd year.

39. San Francisco 49ers - Mario Manningham - WR - Michigan
-Another player that had to be in consideration at 29 and later at 34. Manningham is a speedy vertical threat who redeemed himself after a poor combine by running right around a 4.4 at his Pro Day in Ann Arbor. Will help stretch the field in San Fran.

40. New Orleans Saints - Dan Connor - OLB/ILB - Penn State
-The Saints steal a very solid LB prospect here in Connor. After picking up injury-prone Dan Morgan and Jonathan Vilma in the offseason, the team added some quality LB's but Connor has the ability to play anywhere and could start immediately.

41. Buffalo Bills - Patrick Lee - CB - Auburn
-A steal for the Bills here. I was leaning toward Erin Henderson, who the Bills have expressed interest in, but I decided to stick with the need pick in Lee. Patrick Lee will excel in a Cover 2, that will allow him to be physical and use hill ball skills.

42. Denver Broncos - Curtis Lofton - ILB - Oklahoma
-Another steal here, as Lofton, one of the draft's most instinctive and solid LB's falls to the Broncos in the second. Lofton could start right away, allowing D.J. Williams to stick at WLB where he was more effective. A vast upgrade over FA signing Niko Koutouvides.

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ThePudge
03-19-2008, 12:16 PM
43. Carolina Panthers - Calais Campbell - DE - Miami
-The Panthers have been one of the four teams (Cincinnati, Jacksonville, and Washington) all over Campbell this offseason. If they could light a fire under his ***, the huge, talented Campbell could turn out to be this draft's greatest steal.

44. Chicago Bears - Chad Henne - QB - Michigan
-The Bears passed on Henne to get themselves some protection in Round 1. Here in the Second Round though, Henne is their guy. He has the ability to start right away in a familiar climate, but unfamiliarly, he likely will not have a strong supporting cast around him. This natural leader could turn out to be the best of this year's QB class.

45. New York Giants (f/DET) - DaJuan Morgan - S - NC State
-The Giants trade up to get their man in DaJuan Morgan who they feel is well worth this pick in the mid-2nd Round. Detroit, after picking up Stewart in the 1st, and Brian Kelly/Leigh Bodden in the offseason decides they don't have to fill a pressing need here so they move down to acquire more picks.

46. Philadelphia Eagles (f/CIN) - Carl Nicks - OT - Nebraska
-Surprised to see Nicks all the way down here, the Eagles trade up a few picks to grab one of their OT's of the future. Nicks fits best at RT but some feel he may have the athleticism to play on the left side. Would be groomed to replace John Runyan or Tra Thomas.

47. Minnesota Vikings - Gosder Cherilus - OT - Boston College
-Upset that Nicks was stolen from them, the Vikings still elect to OT with Cherilus who was graded as a Late 1st-Early 2nd Round Value. Cherilus will push Ryan Cook on the right side and may be able to fill in for McKinnie at LT if he is suspended.

48. Atlanta Falcons (f/HOU) - Erin Henderson - OLB - Maryland
-The Falcons target another Maryland guy on defense with the big, athletic Henderson. Henderson is equally as talented as any LB in this year's class and would give the Falcons a capable replacement for Demorrio Williams.

49. Cincinnati Bengals (f/PHI) - Matt Forte - RB - Tulane
-A little bit of a surprise here as the Bengals reach for Forte, a power back who you may be able to compare to Corey Dillon (without the attitude.) The Bengals have expressed interest in Forte and he may be the power back to replace Rudi Johnson.

50. Arizona Cardinals - Ray Rice - RB - Rutgers
-The Cardinals are in need of a change of pace in the running game and withot many glaring needs the Cards are open to take RB here. Their guy is the shifty, undersized Rice who has surprising toughness and good speed.

51. Washington Redskins - Jason Jones - DE - Eastern Michigan
-The Redskins are in need of a boost on their DL. While Jones may not bring elite, big-play potential, he is a very solid DE who could move inside to DT on passing downs.

52. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Felix Jones - RB - Arkansas
-The Bucs continue to draft in a flashy manner, taking sort of a luxury pick in the big play back Felix Jones over a more pressing need. With Cadillac's injury problems, RB has to be considered a possibility. And with a back like Jones here, I wouldn't be shocked to see the Bucs pull the trigger.

53. Pittsburgh Steelers - Heath Benedict - OT/OG - Newberry
-The thinking here is that Benedict can play either LT or LG. Though he plays a bit high and is raw against top competition, Benedict has held up very well in the post season and brings more upside and athleticism than a guy like Sam Baker.

54. Tennessee Titans - Andre Caldwell - WR - Florida
-The Titans have to love the fact that Caldwell falls to them here in the late 2nd. The team has a need for speed at WR and Caldwell is a sub 4.4 guy who also brings size and possible KR value.

55. Seattle Seahawks - Dustin Keller - TE - Purdue
-Turns out all Seattle had to do to get their guy in the 2nd Round was stay still. This is shaping up to be a nice day for Seattle as they acquire the draft's most explosive, athletic TE in Keller.

56. Green Bay Packers (f/CLE) - Fred Davis - TE - USC
-This is not a need pick. Donald Lee was a solid option at TE a year ago. However, the Packers are extremely thin at TE and Davis provides excellent value here. Like Keller, Davis has the skill set of a WR and he will help Aaron Rodgers tremendously in the redzone.

57. Miami Dolphins (f/SD) - Anthony Collins - OT - Kansas
-A nice find here for Miami as they get a big OT. Collins may get the opportunity to start right away and is thought to be able to play LT or RT.

58. Jacksonville Jaguars - Pat Sims - DT - Auburn
-The Jags go with two Auburn boys in the first two rounds as they add the talented Sims. Sims may bring a bit of baggage but he fills a need and would help replace Marcus Stroud on the Jags front line.

59. Indianapolis Colts - Sam Baker - OG - USC
-The Colts get a little lucky here as Sam Baker falls to them. They will select him as an OG, where he may be a better fit, rather than keep the undersized LT there. A project that may turn out to be an excellent find.

60. Seattle Seahawks (f/GB) - Trevor Laws - DT - Notre Dame
-Seattle has already had a busy day and has cashed in, filling major needs with Rachal, Keller, and now Trevor Laws. Laws is a great value here and well worth the small trade up that it took to get him.

61. Minnesota Vikings (f/DAL) - Martellus Bennett - TE - Texas A&M
-The Vikings trade up here to get the big, receiving TE capable of stretching the field. Bennett is similar to Eagles TE L.J. Smith who Brad Childress groomed in Philadelphia in many ways, but is even bigger and more athletic.

62. New England Patriots - Jonathan Goff - ILB - Vanderbilt
-Goff showed athleticism that I, personally, did not expect of him at the Combine. He is a big, young ILB prospect who will help to keep New Engalnd defense fresh.

63. Detroit Lions (f/NYG) - Tracy Porter - CB - Indiana
-A steal for the Lions here. The speedy Porter wouldn't be forced into action right away, but with the NFC North teams adding more offensive firepower, it'd be a good idea for Detroit to add depth at a thin position.

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64. Miami Dolphins - John Carlson - TE - Notre Dame
65. St. Louis Rams - Eddie Royal - WR/PR - Virginia Tech
66. Green Bay Packers (f/SEA via KC) -Jeremy Thompson - DE - Wake Forest
67. Carolina Panthers (f/NYJ) - Red Bryant - DT - Texas A&M
68. Atlanta Falcons - Oniel Cousins - OG/OT - UTEP
69. New England Patriots - Chris Johnson - RB - East Carolina
70. Chicago Bears (f/SF) - Jamaal Charles - RB - Texas
71. Buffalo Bills (f/BAL) - Brad Cottam - TE - Tennessee
72. Jacksonville Jaguars (f/BUF) - Tavares Gooden - OLB - Miami
73. Dallas Cowboys (f/MIN via Den) - Jerome Simpson - WR - Coastal Carolina
74. New England Patriots (f/CAR) - Donnie Avery - WR - Houston
75. San Francisco 49ers (f/CHI) - Ahtyba Rubin - DT/NT - Iowa State
76. Detroit Lions - Phillip Wheeler - OLB/ILB - Georgia Tech
77. Cincinnati Bengals - Justin King - CB - Penn State
78. New Orleans Saints - Early Doucet - WR - LSU
79. Houston Texans - Terrell Thomas - CB - USC
80. Philadelphia Eagles - Dexter Jackson - WR/PR - Appalachain State
81. Arizona Cardinals - John Greco - OT/OG - Toledo
82. Minnesota Vikings - Andre Woodson - QB - Kentucky
83. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Charles Godfrey - CB - Iowa
84. Chicago Bears (f/WSH) - Lavelle Hawkins - WR - California
85. Tennessee Titans - Chris Ellis - DE - Virginia Tech
86. Seattle Seahawks - Earl Bennett - WR - Vanderbilt
87. Detroit Lions (f/CLE) - Kellen Davis - TE - Michigan State
88. Pittsburgh Steelers - Orlando Scandrick - CB - Boise State
89. Jacksonville Jaguars - Josh Johnson - QB - San Diego
90. Washington Redskins (f/CHI) - Antwaun Molden - CB - West. Kentucky
91. Green Bay Packers - Gary Guyton - LB - Georgia Tech
92. Buffalo Bills (f/DAL) - Xavier Adibi - LB - Virginia Tech
93. Indianapoilis Colts - Jermichael Finley - TE - Texas
94. New England Patriots - Ezra Butler - OLB - Nevada
95. Detroit Lions (f/NYG) - Frank Okam - DT - Texas
96*. Washington Redskins - David Roach - S - TCU
97*. Cincinnati Bengals - Stanford Keglar - LB - Purdue
98*. Baltimore Ravens - Duane Brown - OT - Virginia Tech

BENGALS (Included are projected Comp. Picks)

1(9). Sedrick Ellis - DT - USC
2(49)**. Matt Forte - RB - Tulane (Projected Trade w/Phila)
3(77). Justin King - CB - Penn State
3(97)*. Stanford Keglar - LB - Purdue
4(111). Mike McGlynn - OG/OT - Pittsburgh
4(117)**. Kendall Langford - DE - Hampton (Projected Trade w/Phila)
5(148). Kevin Robinson - WR/PR - Utah State
6(181). Fernando Velasco - C - Georgia
6(209)*. Curtis Gatewood - OLB/DE - Vanderbilt
6(210)*. Jehuu Caulcrick - FB - Michigan State
7(248)*. Brandon Sumrall - CB - Southern Mississippi

The Stars in Stripes
03-19-2008, 12:56 PM
I like the Caulcrick pick late. Bengals rumored to have spoken with him.

ThePudge
03-19-2008, 01:00 PM
Not a rumor, they did speak with him and he said it went well. Caulcrick's a high character guy who could make the team as a FB behind Jeremi Johnson for the time being and develop.

They sent LB coaches to Purdue's Pro Day, have expressed interest in Forte and McGlynn. Robinson fits the bill as a WR/KR/PR, Velasco adds depth at C, Gatewood is the type of LB Zimmer/Fitzgerald's system calls for. Thankfully all the picks have some reasoning behind them, I wasn't just picking names out of a hat down there.

MulishaNick
03-19-2008, 01:06 PM
Pretty decent mock. No way do we pass on Pat Sims, Trevor Laws or Red Bryant in the second or third though. We have to take at least one of them.

ThePudge
03-19-2008, 01:42 PM
Pretty decent mock. No way do we pass on Pat Sims, Trevor Laws or Red Bryant in the second or third though. We have to take at least one of them.

Not if Ellis is the pick in the first. I highly doubt we'd go DT in Rounds One AND Two, especially with the bright future of Domata Peko. I do know, though, that the Bengals are very interested in Red Bryant. However, they worked him out on the other side of the ball, put him through OL drills at his Pro Day. Take that however you'd like, I personally am not sure what to make of it.

As for Sims, I'm going to take an educated guess and say that his character concerns will be enough to turn the Bengals off (Provided they prove to be legitimate concerns in the interviews.)

Laws I like, but maybe not for the Bengals. We seem to be going after bigger DT's in FA (Rogers, Robertson) which leads me to believe if Ellis/Dorsey is not the First Round pick Ahtyba Rubin from Iowa State, Red Bryant from A&M (you mentioned earlier), and possibly Frank Okam from Texas are all possibilities in that 2nd-3rd Round mix (Okam 3rd/4th).

If you are proposing we simply load up on depth, I'd have to argue that we have other positions to strengthen. DE we are VERY thin, CB we are quite thin, a WR needs to be added, and I could almost guarantee an OL in the first four rounds.

MulishaNick
03-19-2008, 01:48 PM
Not if Ellis is the pick in the first. I highly doubt we'd go DT in Rounds One AND Two, especially with the bright future of Domata Peko. I do know, though, that the Bengals are very interested in Red Bryant. However, they worked him out on the other side of the ball, put him through OL drills at his Pro Day. Take that however you'd like, I personally am not sure what to make of it.

As for Sims, I'm going to take an educated guess and say that his character concerns will be enough to turn the Bengals off (Provided they prove to be legitimate concerns in the interviews.)

Laws I like, but maybe not for the Bengals. We seem to be going after bigger DT's in FA (Rogers, Robertson) which leads me to believe if Ellis/Dorsey is not the First Round pick Ahtyba Rubin from Iowa State, Red Bryant from A&M (you mentioned earlier), and possibly Frank Okam from Texas are all possibilities in that 2nd-3rd Round mix (Okam 3rd/4th).

If you are proposing we simply load up on depth, I'd have to argue that we have other positions to strengthen. DE we are VERY thin, CB we are quite thin, a WR needs to be added, and I could almost guarantee an OL in the first four rounds.I have another big DT to add to the list. Jason Shirley, i forgot where he is from but i know he weighs somewhere around 330. He would be an excellent 6th or 7th round pick.

Pro Joey 1427
03-19-2008, 01:54 PM
Good job with this draft. It looks like it took you a while and you certainly did a commendable job :thumbsup:

The one thing I really like that you did was have ATL package a second-rounder to move up into the forst round. I can certainly see it happening since they have 3 second-rounders. This allows them to fill big voids on either side of their line. Atlanta is a team that can really use two first-rounders.

ThePudge
03-19-2008, 02:03 PM
I have another big DT to add to the list. Jason Shirley, i forgot where he is from but i know he weighs somewhere around 330. He would be an excellent 6th or 7th round pick.

I agree, if we could get Shirley motivated then we have ourselves a steal. However, it's a large "if". My bet is the kid would be out in training camp.

ThePudge
03-19-2008, 02:07 PM
Good job with this draft. It looks like it took you a while and you certainly did a commendable job :thumbsup:

The one thing I really like that you did was have ATL package a second-rounder to move up into the forst round. I can certainly see it happening since they have 3 second-rounders. This allows them to fill big voids on either side of their line. Atlanta is a team that can really use two first-rounders.

The thing is, I couldn't see the Falcons trading up much higher than 29 or so (give or take a few picks). They have a whole lot of holes that need filling. QB, OT, DT, CB/S, MLB is just the short list that they should have accomplished by the end of the 3rd (where they may have a comp. pick) or early 4th.

Armoredcar
03-19-2008, 07:37 PM
Pretty decent mock. No way do we pass on Pat Sims, Trevor Laws or Red Bryant in the second or third though. We have to take at least one of them.

I agree, I don't see anyway they take a CB ahead of another DT. Other than that though I would be satisfied if things worked out this way.

franchise
03-20-2008, 12:57 AM
What about Justin King's character concerns. I can't remember what it was specifically, but I think he was arrested. I don't think it's worth the risk especially with another CB like Terrell Thomas sitting there who I think would make a better nickle anyways.

I like the rest of the mock though good job.

Ellis- #1 on my bengals board
Forte- Hope we can steal him in the 3rd, but wouldn't complain if we reached there
Keglar- Also maybe a little early, but he sounds like a solid player who definitely has NFL measurables
McGlynn- depth chart stuffer with his versatility
Langford- Steal here, huge and athletic, has a lot of potential
Robinson- Normally I don't care about 40 times, but his concerns me. Still this is a late pick so low risk.

The rest are althletes with some potential

fredtoast
03-20-2008, 03:48 PM
Pretty decent mock. No way do we pass on Pat Sims, Trevor Laws or Red Bryant in the second or third though. We have to take at least one of them.

I agree that we need to take a CB before we take a second DT.

The #3 CB is a crucial position. Deltha has a chronic knee condition, and we don't have another NFL quality CB behind him.

renaud85
03-20-2008, 05:05 PM
I don't think the philadelphia eagles will pass on Kenny Phillips, but good mock. Nad also Brian Brohm will be picked up before Flacco.