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Saturday, January 30, 2010

January 30 Mock Draft

1. St Louis Rams- Jimmy Clausen, QB, Notre Dame, 6-3, 220 lbs- Once again the Rams are picking at the top of the draft. Suh is the better prospect but without a good QB all the position players in the world will not matter.

2. Detroit Lions- Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska, 6-4, 302 lbs- The best player in the draft lands in the lap of the Lions. Best interior lineman prospect in years. Dominent agains both the pass and run and a perfect fit in a 4-3 defense.

3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Gerald McCoy, DT, Oklahoma, 6-4, 296 lbs- 2nd best defensive tackle falls to the Bucs. Can rush the passer and make an impact in the backfield

4. Washington Redksins- Sam Bradford, QB, Oklahoma-6-4, 220 lbs- This will depend on how Bradford's should checks out. Skins need an accurate quarterback with a quick release. I believe the Skins will bring back Campbell for next year so Bradford gets a full year to learn the system

5. Kansas City Chiefs- Russell Okung, OT, Oklahoma State, 6-5, 302 lbs The chiefs were among the worst in the league in sacks allowed. There are many possibilities they could go here with weakness at a lot of positions.

6. Seattle Seahawks-Anthony Davis, OT, Rutgers,6-6, 322 lbs- Walter Jones is nearing the end of his career and with Bradford and Clausen off the board the Seahawks move to address this critical position.

7. Cleveland Browns- Joe Haden, CB, Florida, 5-10, 202 lbs- An outstanding athlete with good size, excellent speed and impressive strength, Haden not only excels in coverage but he is also very physical and a willing tackler.

8. Oakland Raiders- Jason Pierre -Paul, DE, South Florida -6-6, 265lbs- The Raiders usually pick major reaches with their selections. I see no reason this year will be any different. Pierre Paul has excellent potential as a complete defensive end with amazing pass rush capabilities but he also might be more a workout player, who's measurables don't translate into sucess on the football field.

9. Buffalo Bills-Bryan Bulaga, OT, Iowa, 6-6, 312 lbs- Last years departure of Jason Peters makes left tackle a real need. Bulaga is a perfect fit to play left tackle in the cold of Buffalo

10. Denver Broncos ( From Chicago) -Dez Bryant, WR, Oklahoma State, 6-2, 220 lbs- The possible departure of Brandon Marshall makes this a logical pick. Not great speed but very elusive.

11. Jacksonville Jaguars- Eric Berry, S, Tennessee- 5-11, 195 lbs- 4.4 speed, great ball instincts. The best safety prospect to come out since Sean Taylor.

12. Miami Dolphins- Rolando McClain,LB, Alabama, 6-4, 249 lbs- The fins run to the podium and take the best linebacker in the draft. Fills a need as Channing Crowder has had injuries.

13. San Francisco 49ers- Carlos Dunlap, DE, Florida, 6-6, 290lbs- This is a good fit for the 3-4 defense the 49ers run. A reach pick but Dunlap has very high potential.

14. Seattle Seahawks( From Denver) -Derrick Morgan, DE, Georgia Tech, 6-4, 270lbs- The seahawks has only 28 sacks last year and Patrick Kerney seems to be breaking down. Morgan is an excellent pass rusher and a good fit in a 4-3 defense.

15 . NY Giants-Brian Price, DT, UCLA, 6-2, 305lbs- It is blatently evident the Giants need an upgrade in their interior line. Price has 7 sacks last year and 23 tackles for loss. Perfect fit for the Giants defense.

16. Tennessee Titans- Brandon Graham, DE, Michigan- 6-2, 270 lbs- This players is rising up the draft charts. fills a need for the Titans

17. San Francisco 49ers- Bruce Campbell, OT, Maryland-6-7, 310lbs- Fills a need for the 49ers. Could upside and value in the middle of the 1st round.

18. Pittsburgh- Earl Thomas, S, Texas- 5-10, 195 lbs- Ryan Clark will be a free agent. Thomas doesn’t have great size but he is very athletic and rangy with a nose for the ball and a real playmaking streak, which is something the Steelers secondary could certainly use.

19. Atlanta Falcons- Sean Weatherspoon, LB, Missouri-6-2, 245 lbs- Sean Weatherspoon isn’t spectacular, but he is very consistent and will be a solid pick. Mike Peterson is getting older, but is still serviceable. Weatherspoon will provide a steady defender for Mike Smith and his defense.

20. Houston Texas- Donovan Warren, CB, Michigan- 6-0, 185 lbs- 4.4 speed, 4 intereceptions last year. Texans could also go DT at this spot.

21. Cincinnati Bengals- Jermain Greshem, TE, Oklahoma-6-5, 252 lbs- Bengals could also go wide-receiver. They have not had a marquee tight end for quite some time.

22. New England-Jerry Hughes, DE-OLB, TCU-6-2, 255 lbs- The Patriots are getting old. Thomas has not worked out well for the Patriots so they will look for his replacement.

23. Green Bay-Trent Williams, OT, Oklahoma- 6-5, 322 lbs- The pack needs to protect better and get younger on the offensive line.

24. Philadelphia Eagles- Sergio Kindle, LB, Texas- 6-4, 242 lbs- I think he's a complete linebacker and I don't buy the nonsense that he is good for a 3-4 defense only.

25. Baltimore- Arrelious Benn, WR, Illinois- 6-2, 214 lbs- Mason will likely retire and the Ravens need a big target for their passing game.

26. Arizona-Mike Lupati, OG, Idaho, 6-5, 330 lbs- Kurt Warner retired. My advice would be to get some better protection for Matt Leinert. This will also help the running game.

27. Dallas Cowboys -Vladimir Ducasse, OT, Massachusetts- 6-5, 330 lbs- sleeper pick can play guard and eventually shift to one of the tackle postions.

28. San Diego Chargers- Terrence Cody, NT, Alabama- 6-5, 370 lbs- Massive tackle fills major need for the Chargers with the injury and age issues to Jamal Williams. Hopefully he won't run his 40 with his shirt off.

29. New York Jets-Golden Tate, WR, Notre Dame- 5-11, 197 lbs- Speedy receiver will help in the development of Marc Sanchez.

30. Minnesota Vikings- Dan Williams, DT, Tennessee- 6-3, 321 lbs- makes perfect sense with the possible retirement of Pat Williams.

31. New Orleans-Everson Griffen, DE, USC- 6-3, 280 lbs- Charles Grant is getting up in age and might not be back next year. Saints could also go for a defensive back

32. Indianapolis Colts- Jared Odrick, DT, Penn State- 6-5, 309 lbs- The Colts keep trying to adress this position but so far it has not worked out well. Odrick is a complete player who always gives high effort.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Mock / January 24th, 2009
1. St. Louis Rams- Jimmy Clausen, QB, Notre Dame
2. Detroit Lions-Ndamukong Suh, DE, Nebraska
3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers-Eric Berry, S, Tennessee
4. Washington Redskins-Sam Bradford, QB, Oklahoma
5. Kansas City Chiefs-Russell Okung, OT, Oklahoma State
6. Seattle Seahawks- Anthony Davis, OT, Rutgers
7. Cleveland Browns-Rolando McClain, LB, Alabama
8. Oakland Raiders-Carolos Dunlap, DE, Florida
9. Buffalo Bills- Bruce Campbell, OT, Maryland
10. Jacksonville Jaguars- Dez Bryant, WR, Oklahoma St.
11. Denver Broncos-Joe Haden, CB, Florida
12. Miami Dolphins-Derrick Morgan, DE Georgia Tech
13. San Francisco 49ers- Bryan Bulaga,OT, Iowa
14. Seattle Seahawks ( from Denver)-Gerald McCoy, DT, Oklahoma
15. New York Giants-Brian Price, DT, UCLA
16. San Francisco 49ers( from Carolina)-John Pierre-Paul- South Florida
17. Tennessee Titans-Taylor Mays,S, USC
18. Pittsburgh Steelers-Vladimir Ducasse, OT, Massachusetts
19. Atlanta Falcons- Patrick Robinson, CB, Florida State
20. Houston Texans- Donovan Warren, CB, Michigan
21. Cincinnati Bengals- Arrelious Benn, WR, Illinois
22. New England Patriots- CJ Spiller, RB, Clemson
23. Green Bay Packers- Trent Williams, OT, Oklahoma
24. Phiadelphia Eagles-Brandon Spikes, LB, Florida
25. New York Jets-Terrance Cody, NT, Alabama
26. Baltimore Ravens-Brandon LaFell,WR,LSU
27. Arizona Cardinals-Navarro Bowman,LB,Penn State
28. Dallas Cowboys-Earl Thomas,S, Texas
29. Minnesota Vikings-Mike Iupati,OG,Idaho
30. San Diego Chargers-Jerry Hughes, DE/OLB, TCU
31. New Orleans Saints-Sean Weatherspoon,LB, Missouri
32. Indianapolis Colts-Dan Williams,DT, Tennessee

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Mock III

1. St. Louis Rams - Sam Bradford-QB-Oklahoma
2. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Ndamukong Suh-6-4-305 lbs -DT-Nebraska
3. Cleveland Browns - Jake Locker-6-3-225lbs-QB-Washington
4. Oakland Raiders - Taylor Mays-6-3-235lbs-S-USC
5. Kansas City Chiefs - Eric Berry-6-0 205 lbs -S-Tennessee
6. Tennessee Titans - Gerald McCoy-6-4- 298 lbs- DT-Oklahoma
7. Detroit Lions - Terrance Cody-6-5-365 lbs- DT-Alabama
8. San Francisco 49ers (from Carolina) - Russell Okung-6-5-300lbs-OT-Oklahoma State
9. Washington Redskins-Bruce Campbell-6-7-310lbs-OT- Maryland
10. Seattle Seahawks - Carlos Dunlap-6-6-290 lbs -DE-Florida
11. Buffalo Bills - Corey Wootton-6-7-280lbs-DE-Northwestern
12. Jacksonville Jaguars - Tim Tebow-6-3-245lbs-QB-Florida
13. San Francisco 49ers - Colt McCoy-6-2-210lbs-Qb- Texas
14. Miami Dolphins - Brandon Lafell-6-3-205 lbs-WR-LSU
15. Denver Broncos (from Chicago) - Brandon Graham-6-2-270lbs-DE Michigan
16. New York Jets-Arrelious Benn-6-2-214lbs-WR-Illinois
17. Seattle Seahawks( From Denver) - Trent Williams-6-5-310lbs-OT-Oklahoma
18. Houston Texans - Joe Haden-5-11-195lbs-CB-Florida
19. Baltimore Ravens - Brandon Spikes-6-3-245lbs-ILB-Florida
20. Green Bay Packers - Bryan Bulaga--6-6-311-OT-Iowa
21. Philadelphia Eagles - Sean Weatherspoon-6-1-235lbs-OLB-Missouri
22. Atlanta Falcons - Derrick Morgan-6-4-275lbs-DE-Georgia Tech
23. Arizona Cardinals - Marvin Austin-6-3-305lbs-DT-North Carolina
24. Dallas Cowboys - Dez Bryant-6-2-210lbs-WR-Oklahoma State
25. New York Giants - Rolando McClain-6-4-248lbs-ILB-Alabama
26. Pittsburgh Steelers - Cameron Heyward-6-6-287-DE-Ohio State
27. Cincinnati Bengals - Jermaine Gresheam-6-6-262lbs-TE-Oklahoma
28. New England Patriots - Sergio kindle-6-4-239lbs-OLB-Texas
29. Minnesota Vikings - Sean Lee-6-2-245lbs-ILB-Penn State
30. San Diego Chargers - Charles Brown-6-6-296lbsOT-USC
31. Indianapolis Colts - Navarro Bowman-6-1-230lbs-OLB-Penn State
32. New Orleans Saints - Travis Lewis-6-2-232lbs-OLB-Oklahoma

Monday, November 2, 2009

2010 Mock Draft II

1. St. Louis Rams - Jake Locker, QB, Washington
2. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska
3. Cleveland Browns - Eric Berry, SS, Tennessee *
4. Oakland Raiders - Carlos Dunlap, DE, Florida *
5. Kansas City Chiefs - Russell Okung, OT, Oklahoma St.
6. Tennessee Titans - Sam Bradford, QB, Oklahoma
7. Detroit Lions - Gerald McCoy, DT, Oklahoma *
8. Washington Redskins - Tim Tebow, QB, Florida
9. San Francisco 49ers (from Carolina) - Terrence Cody, DT, Alabama
10. Seattle Seahawks - Taylor Mays, FS, USC
11. Buffalo Bills - Trent Williams, OT, Oklahoma
12. Jacksonville Jaguars - Brandon Spikes, ILB, Florida
13. San Francisco 49ers - Colt McCoy, QB, Texas
14. Miami Dolphins - Greg Hardy, DE/OLB, Ole Miss
15. Denver Broncos (from Chicago) - Bryan Bulaga, OT, Iowa
16. Houston Texans - Dez Bryant, WR, Oklahoma St. *
17. San Diego Chargers - Eric Norwood, DE/OLB, South Carolina
18. New York Jets - Brandon LaFell, WR, LSU
19. Baltimore Ravens - Mardy Gilyard, WR, Cincinnati
20. Green Bay Packers - C.J. Spiller, RB, Clemson
21. Philadelphia Eagles - Rolando McClain, ILB, Alabama *
22. Atlanta Falcons - Patrick Robinson, CB, Florida State
23. Arizona Cardinals - Jermaine Gresham, TE, Oklahoma
24. Dallas Cowboys - Joe Haden, CB, Florida *
25. New York Giants - Navarro Bowman, OLB, Penn State
26. Pittsburgh Steelers - Trevard Lindley, CB, Kentucky
27. Cincinnati Bengals - Perrish Cox, CB, Oklahoma St.
28. New England Patriots - Jared Odrick, DT, Penn State
29. Minnesota Vikings - Syd'Quan Thompson, CB, Cal
30. Seattle Seahawks (from Denver) - Sergio Kindle, DE, Texas
31. Indianapolis Colts - Marvin Austin, DT, North Carolina
32. New Orleans Saints - Jahvid Best, RB, Cal

Monday, September 7, 2009

Why some teams always have a winning record

Here is a classic example of why some teams have winning records year in and year out and others are on the league's door mat. The Oakland Raiders traded a first round pick to New England for DE/DT Richard Seymour. The Patriots got the best 8 years of Seymour's career then had the moxy to cash him out for a first round pick in 2011. This is why teams like the Patriots are always well stocked with talent. They draft well and are smart enough to get some picks for an aging player but only after they got the best years of that players abilities. What this trade will do for Oakland is beyond me. Seymour is an end in a 3-4 but will switch to tackle in Oakland's 4-3. He is 30 years old, has been battling injuries, and is several years removed from his last Pro Bowl appearance. To add insult to injury there is a very good posibility that the first round pick the Raiders are giving up in 2011 will be a top ten pick.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Preseason Picks

NFC East
Philadelphia 10-6
Washington 10-6
New York Giants 8-8
Dallas Cowboys-7-9

NFC North
Chicago 8-8
Green Bay 8-8
Detroit 5-11

NFC South
Atlanta 13-3
New Orleans 10-6
Carolina 8-8
Tampa Bay 5-11

NFC West
Arizona 12-4
Seattle 9-7
San Francisco 6-10
St Louis 3-13

AFC East
New England Patriots 10-6
Miami 9-7
Buffalo Bills 6-10
NY Jets 4-12

AFC North
Pittsburgh 10-6
Baltimore 9-7
Cleveland 3-13
Cincinnati 5-11

AFC South
Indianapolis 12-4
Houston 8-8
Jacksonville 7-9

AFC West
San Diego 13-3
Kansas City 7-9
Oakland Raiders 6-10
Denver Broncos 3-13

A very early 2010 Mock

1. Seattle Seahawks- QB- Sam Bradford-Oklahoma. Pick is from the Denver Broncos
2. St Louis Rams-S-Taylor Mays-USC
3. Cleveland Browns-NT-Terrance Cody-Alabma
4. New York Jets-DT-Ndamukong Suh-Nebraska
5. Detroit Lions-DT-Gerald McCoy-Oklahoma
6. Cincinatti Bengals-Arrelious Benn-WR-Illinois
7. Tampa Bay Buccaners-Greg Hardy-DE-Mississippi
8. San Franciso 49ers-Russell Okung-OT-Oklahoma State
9. Jacksonville Jaguars-Brandon Spikes-LB-Florida
10. Oakland Raiders-Eric Berry-S-Tennessee
11. Kansas City Chiefs-Jonathan Dwyer-RB-Georgia Tech
12. Houston Texans- Ciron Black-OT-LSU
13.Buffalo Bills-Jermain Gresham-TE-Oklahoma
14. Seattle Seahawks-Trevard Lindley-CB-Kentucky
15. Green Bay Packers-Carols Dunlap-DE-Florida
16. Denver Broncos-Tim Tebow-QB- Florida- pick from the Bears
17. Dallas Cowboys-Brandon Fell-WR-LSU
18. New York Giants-Trent Williams-OT-Oklahoma
19. Tennessee Titans-Jared Odrick-DT-Penn State
20. Miami Dolphins-Sergio Kindle-OLB-Texas
21. Minnesota Vikings-Colt McCoy-QB-Texas
22. San Francisco 49ers-Dan LeFevour-QB-Central Michigan
23. Baltimore Ravens-Marvin Austin-DT-North Carolina
24. Washington Redskins-Bryan Bulaga-OT-Iowa
25. Philadelphia Eagles-George Selvie-DE-South Florida
26. San Diego Chargers-Joe Haden-CB-Florida
27. New England Patriots-Sean Lee-LB-Penn State
28. Pittsburgh Steelers-Brandon Lang-OLB-Troy
29. Arizona Cardinals-Sean Weatherspoon-OLB-Missouri
30. New Orleans Saints-Antonia Coleman-DE-Auburn
31. Indianapolis Colts-Mike Pouncey-OG-Florida
32. Atlanta Falcons-Dez Bryant-WR-Oklahoma State