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Football Futures Mock 12/20/07

Discussion in 'NFL Draft' started by LT-Express, Dec 21, 2007.

  1. LT-Express

    LT-Express Bolttalk.com Janitor since 06' Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Miami - Glenn Dorsey DT LSU
    The Phins need playmakers at every spot outside of RB. That takes McFadden out of the picture, and the next best player is Dorsey.

    New England(SF) - Darren McFadden, RB, Arkansas
    The offense is unstoppable as is, imagine adding a back like McFadden. The Pats offense hasn’t gotten much production from the RB spot this year, and Maroney has had some durability issues. If they keep the pick, McFadden is the guy.

    Atlanta - Brian Brohm, QB, Louisville
    Its pretty obvious the Falcons will grab a QB. The question is which one. Brohm’s experience with Petrino wins out, because it gives him a better shot at starting from Day One. [editors note: mock draft was written before Petrino resigned]

    NY Jets - Chris Long, DE, Virginia
    Long has steadily risen up the boards, and he would be a great fit for the Jets with Dorsey off the board. He should step in and lock down one of the end spots immediately.

    St. Louis - Jake Long, OT, Michigan
    Long still on the board at this point is a bit of a surprise, but the Rams are happy he is. Calais Campbell is a real option, but he may need more work and Long should step in immediately and help the offense.

    Cincinnati - James Laurinitis, LB, Ohio St.
    The Bengals need help stopping the run and at linebacker. Laurinitis brings all around skills to the LB position and provides immediate depth for the Bengals.

    Kansas City - Matt Ryan, QB, Boston College
    The Chiefs nab the signal caller they have been wanting for a few years. Ryan is an efficient leader that should work well with intermediate threats Bowe and Gonzalez.

    Oakland - Ryan Clady, OT, Boise St.
    The Raiders need a lot of help at tackle, and Clady may be the 2nd best option at left tackle in this draft. His upside is higher than that of Sam Baker, and he is more versatile than Gosder Cherilus.

    Baltimore - Andre Woodson, QB, Kentucky
    Steve McNair may not be back in Baltimore, and Kyle Boller is not the answer. Woodson has all the talent to help the Ravens bounce back from a very disappointing season.

    New Orleans - Malcolm Jenkins, CB, Ohio St.
    Jenkins is a potential lock down corner, and everyone knows the Saints are in dire need of one. His all around play would help elevate the defense immediately.

    Houston - Jonathan Stewart, RB, Oregon
    Stewart is a feature back that has the ability to help out as a receiver. The Texans need to take some pressure off Andre Johnson and give Matt Schaub more weapons.

    Carolina - Kenny Phillips, S, Miami
    Phillips has pro bowl potential, and should be able to help immediately. He is a safety that can impact the game in many ways, which would be a big help for the Panthers D.

    Denver - Sedrick Ellis, DT, USC
    The Trojan tackle has had a huge season and pushed himself into the top half of the first round. His ability to plug the run and get penetration is an excellent fit for the Broncos, who are always looking for help on the line.

    Philadelphia - Calais Campbell, DE, Miami
    Campbell still has as much potential as any end in this draft, but he may not provide an immediate impact in the NFL.

    Chicago - Sam Baker, OT, USC
    The Bears may be forced to move up for a QB if they are not able to land one with their pick. If they can’t move up, landing a tackle may be the best way to go. Baker could probably help out at many spots along the offensive line, though left tackle is where he presents the most value.

    Washington - Vernon Gholston, DE, Ohio St.
    The Skins are in search of an end that can provide consistent pressure off the edge, and Gholston may just be the guy. They make a move up for Campbell if he is within reach.

    Arizona - Quentin Groves, DE/OLB, Auburn
    The Cards have put together some talent on the offensive side of the ball, now its time to land some playmakers on the other side of the ball. A OL could also make sense, but they go for the lineman here.

    Buffalo - Antoine Cason, CB, Arizona
    The Thorpe winner should step in immediately and bring the same all around talent they lost when Nate Clements left town.

    Minnesota - Derrick Harvey, DE, Florida
    The Vikings need more production off the edge from their DE’s. Brian Robison has shown some flash off the edge, but Harvey could be a stud off the edge.

    Detroit - Justin King, CB, Penn ST.
    The Lions could use some help on defense, and a standout corner would be a great fit. King has legitimate lock down potential. He could go even higher after workouts.

    Dallas(Cle) - Reggie Smith, DB, Oklahoma
    Smith has big time potential at both corner and safety. He will give the Boys some flexibility to make some moves to get the best set of corners and safeties on the field at the same time.

    Tennessee - DeSean Jackson, WR, Cal
    Jackson has gamebreaking ability and that’s exactly what Vince Young needs. Young’s ability to get outside of the pocket would get Jackson more time to run free and get loose.

    San Diego - Frank Okam, DT, Texas
    You can never have enough talented defensive lineman. Okam has the size and versatility to help out in different roles to upgrade the depth and talent of the Chargers front.

    Seattle - Fred Davis, TE, USC
    Davis just won the Mackey Award as the nations top TE. That does not always mean the best pro prospect, but in this case it does. Davis is a goto threat over the middle, and is a solid blocker to help out in the running game.

    Tampa Bay - Gosder Cherilus OT Boston College
    The Bucs seemingly always need help at tackle, so they hope they find their answer in the draft this year.

    NY Giants - Keith Rivers, LB, USC
    Rivers is the type of athlete that could really blow up in the post season. He had two excellent seasons to close out his Trojan career and would be a great fit on the weakside in the NFL.

    Jacksonville - Dan Connor, LB, Penn St.
    Connor will make himself a Del Rio fan from Day One, and his versatility will be a big boost to the defense.

    Pittsburgh - Mike Jenkins, CB, South Florida
    Jenkins has the size and natural cover skills to develop into a standout in the NFL. He has moved up from a borderline day one pick to a legit first rounder.

    Green Bay - Steve Slaton, RB, West Virginia
    Ryan Grant has done a nice job, but he’s not a true feature back. Slaton brings the big play ability to pair with Grant’s interior skills. Favre doesn’t have long left, so the Pack get him a guy who can contribute right away.

    SF(Ind) - Malcolm Kelly, WR, Oklahoma
    Kelly is only a junior, but he has the type of all around skills the 9ers haven’t had since TO left town.

    Dallas - Felix Jones, RB, Arkansas
    Jerry Jones doesn’t move up to get the Hog he really wants, but Felix will do just fine. His homerun ability alongside Marion Barber’s power would be a nice complement to Romo and the passing game.

    New England - forfeited
     
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    I am all for drafting a DT, I just dont think with the fact that we have no 2nd, 3rd, or 4th Round picks we waste a 1st on depth! OLine and Safety first! I like the kid Brandon Flowers from VTECH!
     
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    We basically either trade down or hit a home run with our one pick on the first day. I imagine we will get a 3rd round compensation pick for Donnie BUT that still leaves us with one first day pick (because of the new design of the NFL draft).

    As for Odom he's an improvement over McKinney (who's gotten much better as of late) but I don't know which direction the chargers could or should go. The safety class this year's very weak after Flowers, Phillips and maybe Smith, we don't need ILBs (maybe another OLB conceivably), we don't need a WR or really any OL in the first round (either Olivea or Mrzucowski will be at RG to replace Goff). So we could go literally in any direction and picking the draft pick for the Chargers this year could be somewhat confusing
     

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