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Saturday, April 11, 2009

Mock Draft 4

1. Detroit Lions- Matthew Stafford-QB-Georgia- Detroit would love to trade out of this spot but will find no takers. They are desparate for a QB so they will have to take the gamble.
2. St Louis Rams- Jason Smith-OT-Baylor. Rams have a huge need at left tackle since Orlando Pace moved on
3. Kansas City Chiefs-Aaron Curry-LB-Wake Forest. One of the safer picks in this draft. Will have an immediate impact.
4. Seattle Seahawks-Michael Crabtree-WR Texas Tech. Fills a need an perhaps a bit of a reach at this point.
5. Cleveland Browns-Brian Orapko-DE/OLB- Texas. Browns need an edge rusher.
6. Cincinnati Bengals-Eugene Monroe-OT-Virgina. The left tackle postions is now solved for the Bengals
7. Oakland Raiders-Jeremy Maclin-WR-Missouri. Raiders needs a playmakers and Maclin fits the bill. Excellent size and speed. Awesome college production
8. Jacksonville Jaguars-BJ Raji-DT-Boston College. Best player on the board despite needs at WR. Raji can rush the passer and play the run.
9. Green Bay Packers-Malcolm Jenkins-CB-Ohio State. Will help a weak secondary for the packers
10. San Francisco 49ers-Mark Sanchez-QB-USC. The team has a very uncertain QB position. So this pick makes sense
11. Buffalo Bills-Everette Brown-DE-Florida State. Defense needs another pass rusher.
12. Denver Broncos-Tyson Jackson-DE-LSU. Good fit at DE in the Broncos new 3-4 scheme.
13. Washington Redskins-Andre Smith-OT-Alabma. Put on the game tape and he's one of the best players in this draft. Will play RT immediately and eventually take over the left tackle spot from Chris Samuels.
14. New Orleans Saints-Clay Matthews-OLB-USC- Ran a 4.57 on his pro day. Huge upside and fills a need for the Saints linebacking crew.
15. Houston Texans-Aaron Maybin-DE-Penn State. Played in a 4-3 at Penn State and gave offensive lineman fits wether it was a pass play or running play. I don't but that Aaron is just a situational pass rusher or OLB in a 3-4 at the next level.
16. San Diego Chargers-Rey Maualuga-ILB-USC- combined with Merriman this could be a very stingy defense
17. New York Jets-Josh Freemen-QB-Kansas State- I guess that 3rd rounder they traded for Farve didn't work out so well. Jets will try hard to move up to get Sanchez
18. Denver Broncos-Jeria Perry-DT-Mississippi. The 2nd cog to rebuilding the 3-4 defensive line.
19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers-Darius Heyward-Bey- Good size and excellent speed. Great upside
20. Detroit Lions-Michael Oher-OT-Mississippi. Some protection for Stafford
21. Philadelphia Eagles-Eben Britton-OT-Arizona. Departure of Tra Thomas makes this a logical pick
22. Minnesota Vikings-James Laurinaitis-OLB-Ohio State. Some help for the linebacking corp.
23. New England Patriots-Michael Johnson-DE/OLB-Georgia Tech. Great upside. Should do well as a pass rusher
24. Atlanta Falcons-Brandon Pettigrew-TE-Oklahoma State. Falcons could go also go defensive back but based on value Pettigrew would be the logical pick
25.Miami Dolphins-Kenny Britt-WR-Rutgers. Good size and speed. Good compliment to Ted Ginn Jr.
26. Baltimore Ravens-Percy Harvin-WR-Florida. Great speed. Good value at this point in Round 1.
27.Indianapolis Colts-Hakeem Nicks-WR-North Carolina. The defensive tackles of value are off the board so the Colts begin the process of trying to replace the departed Marvin Harrison
28. Philadelphia Eagles-Knowshon Moreno-RB-Georgia. Logical pick based on the Bryon Westbrook turning 30 in September and the departure of Correl Buckhalter.
29. New York Giants-Brian Robiskie-WR-Ohio State- Departure of Burris makes this a huge need pick. I think Robiskie is a steal at this point in the draft.
30. Tennesse Titans-Robert Ayers-DE-Tennessee-need pick based on
the age of Jevon Kearse and good value at this point in the draft.
31. Arizona Cardinals-Chris Wells-RB-Ohio State. Great size and decent speed.
32. Pittsburgh Steelers-William Beatty-OT-Connetitcut. Best OT left on the board but still good value.