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Alright, here is my new 3 round mock draft for this week. Because I am unsure of the future of DeAngelo Hall on this team, I decided to try one where we trade him. In this instance, we trade him to the Dallas Cowboys for 2 draft picks, their 1st rounder from Cleveland (#22) and their second rounder (#59). It adds up to a mid round 1st round selection, and with the money he will be asking for I thought that was appropriate value for him (as far as what we will be able to get). So, with that in mind, here is my 3 round mock draft.

*****REMINDER***** I am still in the process of learning of picks that have been traded to other teams and such, and if you know of any please let me know (for instance, like the pick we have from houston, or the millions of picks the dolphins have from the patriots and the chargers). Thank you.

1st Round

1st- Miami- Glenn Dorsey, DT, LSU-

2nd- St. Louis- Chris Long, DE, Virginia-

3rd- Atlanta- Sedrick Ellis, DT, Southern Cal-

4th- Kansas City- Jake Long, OT, Michigan-

5th- Oakland- Darren McFadden, RB, Arkansas-

6th- New York Jets- Vernon Gholston, DE/OLB, Ohio State-

7th- New England (F/ SF)- Mike Jenkins, CB, South Florida-

8th- Baltimore- Matt Ryan, QB, Boston College-

9th- Cincinnati- Derek Harvey, DE, Florida-

10th- New Orleans- Keith Rivers, OLB, Southern Cal-

11th- Buffalo- Ryan Clady, OT, Boise State-

12th- Denver- DeSean Jackson, WR, California-

13th- Carolina- Kenny Phillips, FS, Miami-

14th- Chicago- Chris Williams, OT, Vanderbilt-

15th- Detroit- Dominque Rodgers-Cromartie, CB, Tennessee State-

16th- Arizona- Jonathan Stewart, RB, Oregon-

17th- Minnesota- Malcom Kelly, WR, Oklahoma-

18th- Houston- Sam Baker, OT, Southern Cal-

19th- Philadelphia- James Hardy, WR, Indiana-

20th- Tampa Bay- Antoine Cason, CB, Arizona-

21st- Washington- Leodis McKelvin, CB, Troy-

22nd- Atlanta (F/ DAL, F/ CLE)- Rashard Mendenhall, RB, Illinois-

23rd- Pittsburgh- Jeff Otah, OT, Pittsburgh-

24th- Tennessee- Dan Connor, ILB, Penn State-

25th- Seattle- Fred Davis, TE, Southern Cal-

26th- Jacksonville- Kentwan Balmer, DT, North Carolina-

27th- San Diego- Calais Campbell, DE, Miami-

28th- Dallas- Felix Jones, RB, Arkansas-

29th- San Francisco (F/ IND)- Early Doucet, WR, LSU-

30th- Green Bay- Aqib Talib, CB, Kansas-

31st- New York Giants- Xavier Adibi, OLB, Virginia Tech-

2nd Round

32nd- Miami- Brian Brohm, QB, Louisville-

33rd- St. Louis- Limas Sweed, WR, Texas-

34th- Oakland- Phillip Merling, DE, Clemson-

35th- Kansas City- Reggie Smith, CB/S, Oklahoma-

36th- Washington (F/ ATL)- Curtis Lofton, ILB, Oklahoma-

37th- New York Jets- Chad Henne, QB, Michigan-

38th- San Francisco- Pat Sims, DT, Auburn-

39th- Baltimore- Quentin Groves, DE/OLB, Auburn-

40th- Cincinnati- Ali Highsmith, OLB, LSU-

41st- New Orleans- Tracy Porter, CB, Indiana-

42nd- Buffalo- Devin Thomas, WR, Michigan State-

43rd- Denver- Jerod Mayo, ILB, Tennessee-

44th- Carolina- Gosder Cherilus, OT, Boston College-

45th- Chicago- Andre Woodson, QB, Kentucky-

46th- Detroit- Lawrence Jackson, DE, Southern Cal-

47th- Arizona- Mike Pollack, C, Arizona State-

48th- Minnesota- Mario Manningham, WR, Michigan-

49th- Atlanta (F/ HOU)- Anthony Collins, OT, Kansas-

50th- Philadelphia- Andre Caldwell, WR, Florida-

51st- Tampa Bay- Dre Moore, DT, Maryland-

52nd- Atlanta (F/ Washington)- Red Bryant, DT, Texas A&M-

53rd- Cleveland- Ray Rice, RB, Rutgers-

54th- Pittsburgh- Darrell Robertson, DE/OLB, Georgia Tech-

55th- Tennessee- Earl Bennett, WR, Vanderbilt-

56th- Seattle- Jamaal Charles, RB, Texas-

57th- Jacksonville- Erin Henderson, OLB, Maryland-

58th- Miami (F/ SD)- Martellus Bennett, TE, Texas A&M-

59th- Atlanta (F/ DAL)- Phillip Wheeler, ILB, Georgia Tech-

60th- Indianapolis- Steve Justice, C, Wake Forest-

61st- Green Bay- Steve Slaton, RB, West Virginia-

62nd- Miami (F/ NE)- Branden Albert, OG, Virginia Tech-

63rd- New York Giants- Charles Godfrey, CB, Iowa-

3rd Round

64th- Miami- Carl Nicks, OT, Nebraska-

65th- St. Louis- Bruce Davis, DE/OLB, UCLA-

66th- Atlanta- Joe Flacco, QB, Delaware-

67th- Kansas City- Donnie Avery, WR/KR, Houston-

68th- New England (F/ OAK)- Tavares Gooden, ILB, Miami-

69th- New York Jets- John Carlson, TE, Notre Dame-

70th- San Francisco- Eddie Royal, WR/KR, Virginia Tech-

71st- Baltimore- Brandon Flowers, CB, Virginia Tech-

72nd- Cincinnati- Simeon Castille, FS, Alabama-

73rd- New Orleans- Martin Rucker, TE, Missouri-

74th- Buffalo- Oniel Cousins, OT, UTEP-

75th- Denver- Chris Johnson, RB, East Carolina-

76th- Carolina- John David Booty, QB, Southern Cal-

77th- Chicago- Geno Hayes, OLB, Florida State-

78th- Detroit- Quentin Demps, FS, UTEP-

79th- Arizona- Shawn Crable, DE/OLB, Michigan-

80th- Minnesota- Josh Johnson, QB, San Diego-

81st- Houston- Dwight Lowery, CB, San Jose State-

82nd- Philadelphia- Mike Hart, RB, Michigan-

83rd- Tampa Bay- Terrell Thomas, CB, Southern Cal-

84th- Atlanta (F/ WAS)- Chris Ellis, DE, Virginia Tech-

85th- Cleveland- Trevor Laws, DT/DE, Notre Dame-

86th- Pittsburgh- Roy Scheuning, OG, Oregon State-

87th- Tennessee- Lavelle Hawkins, WR, California-

88th- Seattle- Heath Beneditct, OG/OT, Newberry-

89th- Jacksonville- Cliff Avril, DE, Purdue-

90th- San Diego- Kendall Langford, DE, Hampton-

91st- Dallas- Jonathan Hefney, FS, Tennessee-

92nd- Indianapolis- Johnny Dingle, DE, West Virginia -

93rd- Green Bay- DeMario Pressley, DT, North Carolina State-

94th- Miami (F/ NE)- D.J. Parker, FS, Virginia Tech-

95th- New York Giants- John Greco, OT, Toledo-

Falcons Draft:

1st- Sedrick Ellis, DT, Southern Cal- Adding Ellis to our defensive front immediately upgrades our pass rush and our run defense, and makes the loss of Rod Coleman either much more realistic or it helps absorb it.

1st (F/ DAL)- Rashard Mendenhall, RB, Illinois- Mendenhall gives us a legitimate power running back to pair with Jerious Norwood in the backfield, and this guy is one of my favorite running backs in the draft. A Mendenhall/Norwood tandem would be a dream come true.

2nd (F/ HOU)- Anthony Collins, OT, Kansas- Collins gives us our LT of the future, and could compete for playing time as a rookie. Weiner would likely be moved to RT to help mentor him, and Clabo may be asked to handle the RT duties.

2nd (F/ WAS)- Red Bryant, DT, Texas A&M- In the trade with the Redskins we trade our 2nd rounder (#36) for their 2nd rounder (#52) and their 3rd rounder. It works out almost perfectly on the trade value chart, and they get their ILB and we get our clogger in Red Bryant. Bryant would drastically upgrade our run defense, especially with Ellis next to him. And with the additional pass rush help I add later in this draft, he would have a lot of rotational help to keep him fresh so he could come out during pass rush situations.

2nd (F/ DAL)- Phillip Wheeler, ILB, Georgia Tech- With the 2nd round selection from Dallas we add our ILB of the future from in Wheeler. I would love to see him develop into a guy like EJ Henderson for the Vikings, who is a tackling machine, is good in coverage and is a fantastic blitzer from the ILB position. I think he could definately become a player of that calibur, and with Bryant and Ellis playing in front of him, he would be the final piece to dramatically upgrading the interior of the defense.

3rd- Joe Flacco, QB, Delaware- You guys were worried I forgot about the QB position weren't you? Well, I didn't expect Flacco to fall this far, but we got lucky and he did. I would have been fine getting Flacco or Josh Johnson here, but Flacco would be my preference because his very strong arm would be perfect to develop in Murlarkey's offensive system. He would need a year to season though, so we need to retain Redman to start.

3rd (F/ WAS)- Chris Ellis, DE, Virginia Tech- Ellis gives us a legitimate backup to Abraham, and I think he could be a MAJOR steal here. He is a very good pass rusher, and is also very effective against the run. He is extremely strong, but also is extremely athletic off the edge. He adds much needed depth to the RE position, and gives us another pass rusher to rotate in along the defensive line.

3rd (COMP)- DeJuan Tribble, CB, Boston College- I think a lot of you know who this is, but I think if we lose D-Hall we have to make a good effort to land this guy. He is a playmaker like D-Hall, but he is not as fast. He projects very well to the cover-2 scheme, and is very good playing in zone coverage, but is not quite as good in man coverage because he does not have elite speed. He would add depth to the CB position that we would certainly need if we lost D-Hall.

4th- Mike McGlynn, OG, Pittsburgh- McGlynn adds depth to the RG position and I really think he could end up starting as a rookie like Blalock did last year, especially if we have to move Weiner to LT and Clabo to RT to have experienced players at both OT positions. McGlynn is a rare 4 year starter, and is very effective as a run blocker, and is a good pass blocker also.

5th- DaJuan Morgan, FS, North Carolina State- Morgan is an absolute tackling machine, and despite playing on a fairly bad NC State defense he managed to break 100 tackles and was effective in pass deflections and had 2 or 3 interceptions this season, his first as a starter. He would add depth at FS, and should Jimmy Williams move back to the CB position (if we need him to) Morgan would back Crocker up there, but could also project to the SS position because of his strong tackling ability.

6th- Lionel Dotson, DT/DE, Arizona- If any of you watched the East-West Shrine game, or the practices (were they even aired?) you might know who this guy is. I read some about him regarding the practices, and pretty much everyone said he was the quickest defensive lineman there. He is about 6'4", 288 pounds and he is a very good penetrator. He is extremely quick off the snap, and with his tremendous athleticism he projects to the 3-4 DE spot or to the 4-3 DT spot. He would be very valueable in pass rush situations as a DT, and could be used as depth at LE in the 4-3, in my opinion, against the run. He had 6.5 sacks this year, along with 50 tackles this season for the Wildcats.

7th- Chris Ortiz, DE, TCU- Ortiz is an athletic DE who is about 6'4", 245-250 pounds, and would add some more pass rushing prowress to this team. He is very athletic and led the team in sacks and I believe tackles for loss, and took on the extra load after Tommy Blake went out. He would make us 3 deep at RE, and with Dotson filling in as the #3 LE, we would be 3 deep at both DE positions. With Bryant, Lewis and perhaps a free agent signing like Randy Starks, we would be 3 deep at NT, and with Ellis, Babineaux and Dotson, we would be 3 deep at UT. What a deep, provocative defensive line we would have!!

7th (F/ PIT)- Jonathan Zenon, CB, LSU- Zenon is a guy I would really like to snag this late to add some depth to the CB position. I realize I didn't draft a K, but the more I watch the kickers in this draft class miss kicks in practices or drills, the more I think I want to sign a proven guy in free agency. Assuming we try to accomplish that, that allows us an extra late round draft pick, and adding depth to the CB position with a guy who would likely fit our scheme well makes sense to me. With Houston, Tribble, Irons, Jimmy and Zenon, we would have a very young group of CB's to play behind one of the deepest defensive lines in the NFL.

Well, there you have it. I found this mock draft for us particularly intruiging, and provided the success the Giants had against the Patriots, I thought it would be fun to tinker around with something like this. We have ignored the trenches for far too long, and adding this kind of depth to our front lines is exactly what this team needs in my opinion.

Hope you enjoyed it,

Mr. Offseason

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Gerber09 (2/5/2008)
I would take Chevis Jackson over Tribble. Tribble looked horrible at the senior bowl.

i personnally like tribble more, but i definately like chevis jackson. there is just something about tribble that makes me think he will be a good one, but i understand your approval of chevis jackson.

thanks for the comments guys.

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personnally, i dont think we should trade deangelo hall at all. but if we do change to a cover-2 it is very doubtful we will pay him what he deserves, because you just don't need that elite of a corner (especially in man coverage) for the cover-2 scheme. it would be nice to be able to upgrade our safties, because if we dont our defense will get dominated, but wed have to pursue that in free agency because our draft focus should be on the offensive and defensive lines, and because the QB draft is fairly good, getting one of those, and adding a power running back.

this draft would give us TONS of depth along the defensive line, and it would give us a lot of pass rushing options which would be extremely important in the cover-2 scheme. our offensive line would be upgraded depth-wise as well, and with time i think it would develop into a good unit.

we have so many needs though, it is hard to try to fill them even with all the extra picks i had in this mock draft. i would prefer to hold onto deangelo hall though, but if that doesnt happen i want a mid 1st round pick for him, and that was the value that we got from dallas. and they had a lot better FS play this year because of ken hamlin, he may or may not be a free agent though, i think they might have resigned him. but the CB play opposite terrance newman has not been good, anthony henry is slowing down. newman and deangelo hall would be an amazing CB duo, especially if that pass rush ever reaches it's potential.

and dallas is one of the few teams that would shell out the cash that dhall wants.

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First off, I appreciate the effort and time put into a mock draft like this. Seems very logicial and it could very well pan out this way.

As for the Falcons draft. I would wet myself if our draft went that way :D I really hope it did.

I`m still working on my 3-round draft, i`m on close to the 3rd round, so hopefully it gets up by this weekend.

Good work though, Mr. Offseason.

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