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ESPN Insider's Mock 1/9/07

Discussion in 'NFL Draft' started by sdrocks, Jan 10, 2007.

  1. sdrocks

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    1. Oakland Raiders (2-14)
    Projected pick: +JaMarcus Russell, QB, LSU
    Russell vs. Brady Quinn? Let the great debate begin. Most teams have Quinn ahead of Russell, but Raiders owner Al Davis could fall in love with Russell's size and deep arm.


    2. Detroit (3-13)
    Projected pick: Brady Quinn, QB, Notre Dame
    The Lions will be stoked if Quinn falls to them at No. 2. Wouldn't it be great, though, if Matt Millen takes another wide receiver (Calvin Johnson) with this pick?


    3t. x-Cleveland (4-12)
    Projected pick: +Alan Branch, DT, Michigan
    The Browns want Russell with this pick, but they'll settle for a 330-pound playmaker to help solidify Romeo Crennel's three-man defensive front.


    3t. x-Tampa Bay (4-12)
    Projected pick: +Calvin Johnson, WR, Georgia Tech
    The Bucs have other more pressing needs, but coach Jon Gruden can't pass on the draft's most dynamic offensive weapon.


    5. Arizona (5-11)
    Projected pick: Joe Thomas, OT, Wisconsin
    As usual, the Cardinals are a prime candidate to trade down. They should get lots of bidders if Thomas -- the only elite offensive lineman in this class -- is still available.


    6. Washington (5-11)
    Projected pick: Gaines Adams, DE, Clemson
    Adams is a no-brainer for a Redskins defense that set a team record for the fewest sacks in a season (19) in 2006.


    7. Minnesota (6-10)
    Projected pick: +Jamaal Anderson, DE, Arkansas
    It's hard to believe the Vikings still need defensive end help, but Erasmus James suffered a season-ending injury in the opener and Kenechi Udeze failed to notch a sack. Anderson is the complete package physically and he should capitalize on 13.5 sacks as a junior in 2006.


    8. Houston (6-10)
    Projected pick: +Adrian Peterson, RB, Oklahoma
    Peterson is expected to make his decision to bolt for the NFL in the next few days. Drafting Peterson here would help to overshadow the Texans' colossal mistake of passing on Reggie Bush with the top overall pick last year.


    9. Miami (6-10)
    Projected pick: Leon Hall, CB, Michigan
    The Dolphins could consider QB Brian Brohm with this pick, but they also could go the free-agency route in order to get short-term relief. Hall would be a good value here and would help upgrade a patchwork secondary.


    10. Atlanta (7-9)
    Projected pick: LaRon Landry, S, LSU
    Landry is a ball-hawk free safety who would instantly upgrade the athleticism of the Falcons secondary.


    11. San Francisco (7-9)
    Projected pick: +Glenn Dorsey, DT, LSU
    Dorsey might not fall this far, but the 49ers certainly wouldn't protest such a scenario. Dorsey is a disruptive force as a one-gap penetrating interior lineman.


    12. Buffalo (7-9)
    Amobi Okoye, DT, Louisville
    Projected pick: The Bills have more pressing needs, including cornerback and middle linebacker. However, Okoye is a fast-rising 19-year-old with great potential.


    13. St. Louis (8-8)
    Projected pick: Adam Carriker, DE, Nebraska
    Carriker, a quick and powerful 290-pound defensive end, could be a good complement opposite DE Leonard Little.


    14. Carolina (8-8)
    Projected pick: +Brian Brohm, QB, Louisville
    The Panthers need help at middle linebacker, left tackle, safety and tight end, but it also might be time to address life after QB Jake Delhomme. If Brohm elects to leave school early, he should be taken somewhere between picks No. 10 and 20.


    15. Pittsburgh (8-8)
    Projected pick: Quentin Moses, DE/OLB, Georgia
    Moses' stock is dropping after a subpar senior year, but it will spike once he works out at the combine next month.


    16. Green Bay (8-8)
    Projected pick: +Marshawn Lynch, RB, Cal
    QB Brett Favre could help maximize Lynch's explosiveness and versatility if they're working in the same backfield in 2007.


    17. Jacksonville (8-8)
    Projected pick: +Ted Ginn Jr., WR/RS, Ohio State
    Ginn Jr. has a tough decision to make after injuring his ankle in the first quarter of the BCS title game. Assuming he turns pro, the Jaguars could use his speed. Despite spending first-round picks on the position in 2004 (Reggie Williams) and 2005 (Matt Jones), no Jaguar finished in the NFL's top 50 in catches.


    18. Cincinnati (8-8)
    Projected pick: Tank Tyler, DT, N.C. State
    Tyler had a monster season as a senior, and his combination of power and quickness would help upgrade the Bengals' ailing defensive front.


    19. Tennessee (8-8)
    Projected pick: +Dwayne Jarrett, WR, USC
    Jarrett is a dynamic playmaker with extraordinary hand-eye coordination, but he might not run well enough to land a spot in the top 15. However, the former Trojans receiver could make quite a team with the former Longhorns quarterback (Vince Young) in Tennessee.


    20. N.Y. Giants (8-8)
    Projected pick: +Darrell Revis, CB, Pittsburgh
    The Giants must upgrade their cover-corner situation, and Revis displays the athleticism and ball skills to fit their needs. Revis will compete for the second cornerback taken behind Hall in this year's class.


    21. Denver (9-7)
    Projected pick: Daymeion Hughes, CB, Cal
    The tragic passing of Darrent Williams will force the Broncos to re-evaluate their personnel needs this offseason.


    22. Dallas (9-7)
    Projected pick: +Reggie Nelson, S, Florida
    Nelson, a speedy center fielder with excellent ball skills, would provide an ideal complement next to hard-hitting S Roy Williams.


    23. Kansas City (9-7)
    Projected pick: +Sidney Rice, WR, South Carolina
    Rice's draft stock could fluctuate greatly depending on his postseason workouts. Assuming he grades out as a late first-round prospect, the Chiefs would welcome his pass-catching services on the perimeter.


    24. y-New England (from Seattle)
    Projected pick: +Jarvis Moss, DE/OLB, Florida
    Moss is an undersized pass-rushing end who would fit well as an outside linebacker in the Patriots' 3-4 defensive scheme. Plus, Bill Belichick obviously has a thing for Gators players.


    25. y-N.Y. Jets (10-6)
    Projected pick: Kenny Irons, RB, Auburn
    Irons' draft stock is plummeting after a disappointing senior campaign. However, don't be surprised if he works his way back into the first round by running well and checking out physically at next month's combine. The Jets might be desperate enough to take a gamble.


    26. y-New Orleans (10-6)
    Projected pick: Marcus McCauley, CB, Fresno State
    The Saints need lots of help on defense, and selecting McCauley would be a step in the right direction. McCauley is raw but he's also a 6-foot-1 cornerback with 4.3-second speed in the 40-yard dash.


    27. y-Philadelphia (10-6)
    Projected pick: +Lawrence Timmons, OLB, Florida State
    Timmons is unpolished, but he's a big hitter with great speed for his size.

    28. y-New England (12-4)
    Projected pick: Jeff Samardzija, WR, Notre Dame
    Samardzija could easily slip out of the first round due to his desire to play both baseball (Cubs) and football professionally. The Patriots should be "in the know" thanks to their old buddy Charlie Weis.


    29. y-Indianapolis (12-4)
    Projected pick: Patrick Willis, ILB, Ole Miss
    The Colts' run defense was abysmal during the regular season, so drafting a one-man wrecking crew like Willis makes a lot of sense with this pick. Willis notched 265 tackles during his final three seasons at Ole Miss.


    30. y-Chicago (13-3)
    Projected pick: Levi Brown, OT, Penn State
    Brown could slip after a disappointing senior season, but it's still tough to find a tackle with his combination of size and agility.


    31. y-Baltimore (13-3)
    Projected pick: LaMarr Woodley, DE/OLB, Michigan
    The Ravens could use a youth influx at linebacker, and Woodley would be a good fit thanks to his experience playing in a similar hybrid 3-4/4-3 defensive scheme at Michigan.


    32. y-San Diego (14-2)
    Projected pick: Dwayne Bowe, WR, LSU
    A young weapon like Bowe at wide receiver could take an already-potent Chargers offense to the next level.
     
  2. AnteaterCharger

    AnteaterCharger Calibrating Bolttalk, Podcast by Podcast Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    Don't know much about him but he looked good in the bowl
     
  3. MtlBoltsFan

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    Bowe has very good hands and is very well built , he snatches balls out of the air and he is good blocker . He has good speed better than Rice and is much better in his routes.

    He maintains speed in and out of his routes and he stands out on the field with his strong build.

    Bowe does not have huge speed nor is he real quick but he is strong so he can break tackles. He will go before Rice.
     
  5. MtlBoltsFan

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    Rice is 2 years younger than Bowe and with his 6'4 frame he can easily add weight to it at 200 pounds. Rice is a better athlete and I fully expect him to put up better numbers than Bowe. Rice runs better routes and has much better hands and receiving form. Bowe is all hype. Bowe is a 3rd rounder in MTLworld. Rice is just a pup and his body hasn't even matured yet. I will take Rice or Meachum... both will be great in the NFL but Rice has superstar potential.
     
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    Rice should have stayed in school in order to demonstrate all of the things your hoping for. 1st round selection must have some production unless you have huge athletic gifts like Cromartie and that isn't Rice.

    Both Rice and Bowe played in the SEC , Bowe put up the numbers while Rice did not unless you want to count Troy State and still he falls short.
     
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    Meachum has better numbers and potential over Rice.
     
  8. MtlBoltsFan

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    Bowe hasn't been gameplanned around while Rice has. Rice was being thrown to by a converted WR and a scrub named Blake Mitchell behind a weak o-line while Bowe was being thrown to by a guy who deserves to be the #1 pick in the 2007 draft behind a stud o-line. Rice DID put up numbers but both Bowe and Rice put up their numbers against horrible pass defenses. I don't really care about statistics I care about how a player translates to the NFL and what type of player he can grow into. If we care about stats, Rice, in his first two seasons, has put up better numbers than Bowe did in his first two seasons, by far.
     
  9. RMANCIL

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    Bowe had eye surgery and a break out season. Rice failed to get open but Mitchell was not the reason as he did not play other than the 1st game and the last game and he was very good in the last game.

    The WR /QB Syvelle Newton was pretty good in the rest of the games almost beating our national champs on the road in FLA. Rice was a non major factor end of story. ( had great game vs Troy St.)
     
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    You guys need to create a draft website. It's really interesting to hear both your opinions on the guy. Create a site where you both post your own mocks and have a friendly annual competition and then you can break down the other mocks and evaluate the prospects. I trust your judgment more than those other mocks out there.
     
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    Thanks for the very kind words , on the Rice front and putting on weight I hope that does not happen as he isn't real fast at his current weight.


    MtlBoltsFan takes are getting much better I think it comes from all the years he has been reading my stuff. :icon_rofl:
     
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    Thx for posting . :tup:
     
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    Trade MT to Houston for the 8th pick, select Laron Landry. I like this pick. Not too fond of taking a WR in the first round, regardless where we pick at.
     
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    We will never get a 1st for MT , he will be a F.A. in one year however if he agrees to a contract that has the Jets $ he could end up in N.Y.J a year early and we may land a 2# which could be added in to move up in the 1st round for a major impact player.

    The real creme will rise after the senior bowl and the combine and personal work out days and you can bet your bottom $ the kid will have measurables that set him apart.
    :tup: :tup: :tup:
     
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    Michael Turner is better than any running back declaring for the draft this year. We should get a 1st rounder for him. AJ will get it done.
     
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    victor ambriami or rufus alexander please!!!!
     
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    No team will give up a 1st for him ,he is better than all but Adrian Peterson in my opinion but that does not change the fact that teams won't ,don't trade their 1st for a player who

    1) will be on the market for sure in 1 year and it would cost them zero.

    2) A player who was a 5th round pick in 2004 who has seen limited PT.

    3) The last player to command a 1st as a RFA lead his team to the Super Bowl the year before can you name him ? Or were you alive?
     
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    they could this year because of a weak running back class in both the draft and free agency and because turner is a special running back with great speed and power running. I know the Jets are out of the hunt for him but the Giants aren't, Cleveland might not be, Pittsburgh has interest
     
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    Why do you think the Jets are out of the hunt?

    I have to think that you just fail to reconize what a huge long shot a 1st is or the value of a 1st round pick.

    I think Curtis Martin was the last RB to sign as a RFA from the Pats to the Jets and he had gone to the Pro bowl on several occasions and stared in the Super bowl and it was his former head coach Parcells who made the deal.

    No other RB to the best of my knowledge has been signed for the 1st round tag why would they when in just one year they can be had for zero compensation.


    A club may give up a second if they have a contract in place and to avoid a bidding F.A. war. Chargers will offer him the max tender to ensure he isn't stolen and then will take the best offer which won't be a 1st.
     
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    RMancil I just have to think that you fail to recognize that Dwayne Bowe is dogshit.

    But hey coming from a guy who bought into the Dwayne Slay and Ernest Shazor hype, this is to be expected.
     
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    OK , you run with that.
     
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    whoever mentioned that kid nelson from florida before was on point. leaving early could cost him a little so dont be too surprised if he drops to late first round. the superstitious side of me wants smith to draft a player from florida, not bc they won the championship, but bc there are no gators on the current roster (to my knowledge). if not him then get siler later, unless there is a trade up.
     
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    Dwayne Bowe will be a better pro than Rice.
     

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