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4 round mock from TheFootballExpert.com

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Round 1

1. Miami Dolphins Chris Long, DE, Virginia

I know the Dolphins have been negotiating with Jake Long, but I really believe that is a smokescreen to try to get Chris Long to sign a cheaper contract. For the Dolphins, a team that will utilize a 3-4 defensive scheme, Chris Long is a perfect fit. Long is one of a few defensive ends who actually have experience in a 3-4 and he dominated in it. Vernon Gholston would be tempted as an OLB in the 3-4, but I see better value with a DE than an OLB at this pick. Jake Long would anchor the Dolphins' line for years to come, but with great depth at the OT position, the Dolphins can get a solid OT in the second round. 3-4 defensive schemes need three talented men up front to be successful, and Long is certainly a strong start.

Previous Pick: Same

2. St. Louis Rams Jake Long, OT, Michigan

Jacob Bell was a nice signing at guard for the Rams this past offseason, but the biggest weakness the Rams faced last season was injuries, especially at the offensive line. With that, the Rams also had injuries at the quarterback position, something that can't happen if they wish to be competitive. When healthy, Orlando Pace is one of the premier tackles in the league, but he is wearing down, and its too risky to assume Pace can play a 16 game season. Having the chance to take the premier tackle in the league is too good to pass up. Long was dominant in college, where he only gave up 2 sacks in 4 years. The #1 focus for the Rams should be to protect Marc Bulger and Steven Jackson, and with Long they can. Vernon Gholston is another possibility, but I feel the offensive line is to important to not address with this pick.

Previous Pick: Same

3. Atlanta Falcons Glenn Dorsey, DT, LSU

This pick should have Matt Ryan's name all over it, but with the likeliness of Brian Brohm, Joe Flacco, or Andre Woodson sitting atop round two, the Falcons can instead get the big and athletic Dorsey, who many draft experts consider the top prospect in the draft. Atlanta owns three 2nd round picks and could easily move back in the 2nd round to get its quarterback if it so wishes. Dorsey is too good to pass up. The Falcons have signed some free agent DTs this offseason, but far from starting/big name material. As long as Dorsey has fully recovered from his injury, I think this pick makes better sense than drafting Ryan. Ryan is a solid quarterback, but many scouts believe really has yet to differentiate himself from the other quarterbacks in the draft. Dorsey is the top DT in years.

Previous Pick: Same

4. Oakland Raiders Darren McFadden, RB, Arkansas

Defensive tackle may be more of a pressing need and with Sedrick Ellis still available it would make sense, but Al Davis' moves don't always make sense. Plus, Davis gave starting DT Tommy Kelly an outrageous salary already. Davis loves speed and McFadden certainly has it. Even though, they resigned Justin Fargas, Davis is not shy of drafting the BPA. McFadden and JaMarcus Russell would create a nice offensive backfield. When you are picking #4, you are far more than just one player than the playoffs, and Al Davis knows that, so why not invest in a guy that will bring fans to the game and make for an exciting offense.

Previous Pick: Same

5. Kansas City Chiefs Matt Ryan, QB, Boston College

If I was working for the Chiefs, this pick would be Ryan Clady without a doubt. When your offensive line is in as disarray as the Chiefs, it needs to be addressed. However, rumors are swirling if Ryan is there at #5, the Chiefs will take him. This could be a smokescreen for a team like the Ravens to make a trade with the Chiefs. However, Brodie Croyle hasn't shown too much promise yet, and its hard to bypass a franchise quarterback. In defense to Croyle, it is hard to be a good quarterback with that line. This pick right now is the most intriguing pick I see, it can really shape the draft.

Previous Pick: Jeff Otah, OT, Pittsburgh

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

The Jets seem to be expecting to take either Gholston or McFadden, whichever one falls to them at #6. Even with the signing of Calvin Pace, Gholston's projection as a 3-4 OLB is too good for the Jets to pass up. Bryan Thomas could be a cap casualty or traded on draft day after failing to live up to a big contract he signed before last season. Another incentive for the Jets to take Gholston: to avoid their arch nemesis the Patriots from grabbing him.

Previous Pick: Same

7. New England Patriots (from SF) Derrick Harvey, DE/OLB, Florida

Asante Samuel is now filthy rich in Philadelphia and with that cornerback is one of a few positions where the Pats could possibly have a need to fill. However, with the depth at cornerback and the Pats now infamous for not giving big paydays to cornerback, I believe the Pats go with plan B if Vernon Gholston is unavailable and go with Harvey, a very similar player who will take the position vacated by released OLB Roosevelt Colvin. The Pats are usually known for not drafting young LBs, but have shown interested in Harvey whose stock is rising.

Previous Pick: Same

8. Baltimore Ravens Leodis McKelvin, CB, Troy

Matt Ryan would be a no brainer, but he is off the board. Coach Harbaugh is a former DB coach, so you know he will want to address this position. Both starting corners are aging and both are coming off injuries. McKelvin is the best corner in the draft. Ryan Clady is tempting here, but the Ravens invested last year in the supplemental draft on Jared Gaither, who I projected as a top 15 draft pick if he would have been in this draft.

Previous Pick: Matt Ryan, QB, Boston College

9. Cincinnati Bengals Sedrick Ellis, DT, USC

Well the Bengals thought they had their big DT with the Shaun Rodgers trade and then the Dewayne Robertson trade however both trades backfired and the Bengals are still looking for that DT. If Ellis drops to #9 the Bengals won't hesitate to take him. Not only does he fill a need, but at #9 his value is way too good to pass up. With the signing of Antwan Odom, DE is no longer a need, and if Ellis is off the board, look for the Bengals to take OLB Keith Rivers.

Previous Pick: Same

10. New Orleans Saints Keith Rivers, OLB, USC

The biggest weakness for the Saints is obviously the cornerback, but the Saints just signed free agent Randall Gay and the top 2 CBs are already off the board. The Saints just traded for Jonathan Vilma and the addition of of Rivers would be a huge upgrade to its linebacking corps. Aqib Talib, Mike Jenkins, and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie are tempting, but with the depth at CB, the Saints can get one in the 2nd round. Rivers is the best LB in the draft and after him, Jerod Mayo, and Dan Connor there is a drop off.

Previous Pick: Same

11. Buffalo Bills Devin Thomas, WR, Michigan St

The Bills seemed to be in love with Malcolm Kelly, but that love affair kind of ended when Kelly ran that 40 on April 9. Devin Thomas has surged the past few months to become the top rated receiver in the draft. A great combination of size and speed make him the the true playmaker teams are looking for. The Bills are hoping Thomas complements, the speedy Lee Evans to give the Bills a solid receiving combo.

Previous Pick: Leodis McKelvin, CB, Troy

12. Denver Broncos Ryan Clady, OT, Boise St.

With the retirement of Matt Lepsis, the left tackle position now seems vulnerable, and with Ryan Clady still on the board, this pick makes sense. At 6-6, 320 lbs, Clady is the ideal LT, and actually has a higher ceiling than Jake Long. Jake Long is more NFL ready, but I see Clady as having the better NFL career down the road. DT Kentwan Balmer or even WR DeSean Jackson is a possibility, but Clady is better value here if he even lasts to #12. The Broncos do have last year's 3rd round pick Ryan Harris and also Chris Kuper may switch to LT, but valuewise Clady is too good to pass up. The Broncos are known for trading up (Jay Cutler, Jarvis Moss) and may just do it to get either Sedrick Ellis or Glenn Dorsey.

Previous Pick: Same

13. Carolina Panthers Branden Albert, G/OT, Virginia

Both tackles were resigned by the Panthers, but with the departure of guard Mike Wahle, the Panthers may move Travelle Wharton inside creating a vacancy at the tackle position. However, Wharton could stay at the tackle position, and have Albert come right in and start from day 1. And then over time, maybe move Albert to tackle and Wharton to guard. Albert is one of the biggest risers of the draft. His value has risen a lot because of the fact he may be more of an NFL tackle than guard. DE Phillip Merling is also a possibility, but after last season, Jake Delhomme's health has to be priority #1.

Previous Pick: Same

14. Chicago Bears Jeff Otah, OT, Pittsburgh

Grossman is out of Chicago, actually he just signed a one year deal. But, I don t see the Bears wanting to draft another first round quarterback. I think the Bears will focus on protecting that quarterback, and the massive Williams (6-6, 322) is a great way to do that. Local favorite Rashard Mendenhall is tempting, but with depth at RB in the draft, and past failures drafting a RB in the first round have the Bears bypassing Mendenhall.

Previous Pick: Chris Williams, OT, Vanderbilt

15. Detroit Lions Jerod Mayo, LB, Tennessee

I have had Rashard Mendenhall at this spot for awhile, but the Lions are giving the idea that they are really considering taking Mayo at this slot. Rod Marinelli believes Mayo could be the perfect MLB for his Tampa 2 defense, something he has missed in Detroit. As a defensive guy, I don't see him wanting to draft two offensive players back to back drafts. Mayo may be somewhat of a reach, but if a player fits yours scheme and he fills a need, why not draft him.

Previous Pick: Rashard Mendenhall, RB, Illinois

16. Arizona Cardinals ­ Rashard Mendenhall, RB, Illinois

With Edgerrin James' best years behind him, and Mendenhall still on the board, this pick is very easy to make. Mendenhall can come in immediately and split carries with James, prolonging his career, and making for a nice double threat combination in the backfield. With Antrel Rolle moving to safety, CB could be a possibility, but only if Mendenhall is off the board.

Previous Pick: Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, CB, Tennesse St.

17. Minnesota Vikings Phillip Merling, DE, Clemson

The Vikings already had a need at defensive end before the news broke that Kenechi Udeze had cancer, but now that need is much greater. Our prayers are with Udeze and his family. Merling brings speed, size, and athleticism where he could be the premier sackmaster the Vikings have yet to find. Merling seems to be surpassing Derrick Harvey as the third best DE in the draft. Even without Udeze's cancer, the defensive end need was still there.

Previous Pick: Same

18. Houston Texans Chris Williams, OT, Vanderbilt

I have had a running back at this position for awhile here, but with the signing of Chris Brown and the depth at the RB position in this draft, I believe the Texans finally take that LT that they have for so long avoided. Williams is the last of the top left tackle prospects in the draft (Cherilus is more of a RT) and after last season with Schaub getting injured, his protection is so vital. Felix Jones is tempting, but when in doubt go with the tackle.

Previous Pick: Jonathan Stewart, RB, Oregon

19. Philadelphia Eagles DeSean Jackson, WR, California

Well the Eagles got its stud CB in free agency with Asante Samuel and helped with its DE rotation by signing Chris Clemons to a five year contract. With that, the Eagles can upgrade a position that Andy Reid seems afraid to draft in the first round: wide receiver. However, the Eagles have tried desperately to get a stud receiver this offseason (Randy Moss, Larry Fitzgerald). With DeSean Jackson, Malcolm Kelly, and Devin Thomas still on the board, I have a hard time seeing the Eagles bypassing one of them. Safety Kenny Phillips is an option, but Jackson is far better value.

Previous Pick: Same

20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, CB, Tennessee St.

Joey Galloway seems to have found the fountain of youth and never ages, but the Buccaneers lack a young playmaker on the other side and eventually become the #1. Michael Clayton was suppose to be that guy, but the only thing good about Michael Clayton lately has been the movie. However, with Ronde Barber getting close to joining his brother in the studio and Brian Kelly departing for Detroit and the chance to draft a player of DRC's caliber at #20 makes this pick too good to pass up. The Bucs can find a solid receiver in the second round, but probably not a CB as elite as DRC. At 6-2, Rodgers-Cromartie has the size to match any receiver, but also 4.33 speed to hang with any receiver. His knack has always been his small school status, but with strong workouts and a great Senior Bowl, he has proved his ability. Questions have arisen with DRC only have one kidney, but doctors have given him clearance to play.

Previous Pick: Mike Jenkins, CB, South Florida

21. Washington Redskins ­ Limas Sweed, WR, Texas

Defensive end is the major weakness on this team, but with both Harvey and Merling off the board, new head doach Jim Zorn goes with 6-5 Sweed who will be the tall receiver the Skins want in its new West Coast Offense. Sweed's stock drops this far due to a wrist injury his senior season. DE Calais Campbell is a possibility, but Zorn is an offensive guy and the Redskins have been trying to find that taller receiver to complement Moss and Randel El.

Previous Pick: Devin Thomas, WR, Michigan St.

22. Dallas Cowboys (from CLE) Mike Jenkins, CB, South Florida

The Cowboys are trying to trade for Pacman Jones, but even if they trade for him, Jones is not guaranteed going to be let back in the NFL. And with Jenkins falling to #22, he is too good to pass up. Teh Cowboys lost is nickelback in Jacque Reeves, so Jenkins can come immediately and replace him. Felix Jones is tempting, but valuewise Jenkins is better.

Previous Pick: Aqib Talib, CB, Kansas

23. Pittsburgh Steelers Felix Jones, RB, Arkansas

Branden Albert is off the board, and so is the top 4 OTs, so valuewise this pick makes sense. Willie Parker is coming off an injury, Najeh Davenport has had legal problems and newly signed Mwelde Moore is purely only a 3rd down running back at best. The Steelers sa team with few needs, primarily at the OL, so they go with value and take Jones. It is always nice to have two good running backs.

Previous Pick: Malcolm Kelly, WR, Oklahoma

24. Tennessee Titans Malcolm Kelly, WR, Texas

Vince Young has had a great start to a very promising career. Amazing he has done this with very little help and talent from his wide receivers. It s not like Justin Gage and Roydell Williams scared many defenses last season. The Titans did get a "major" pickup in former Titan Justin McCareins, but he was released by the Jets, who actually needed a #3 receiver. The Titans could look at Lawrence Jackson or Kentwan Balmer with recent free agent losses of DEs Antwan Odom, Travis LaBoy, and DT Randy Stark. But, the Titans decide to get Vince Young his big target. Kelly's stock has plummeted after a poor 40 time. I am having a hard time seeing him drop out of the first round. Teams are bringing Kelly in for private workouts so they will be able to know if the surface was the reason for Kelly's poor 40.

Previous Pick: Limas Sweed, WR, Texas

25. Seattle Seahawks Kentwan Balmer, DT, North Carolina

With the recent signings and of TJ Duckett and Julius Jones, the Seahawks no longer have a need at RB. The Seahawks now could add that receiving threat tight end in Fred Davis or Martellus Bennett, but they are more second round value. The interior of the defensive line struggled in the playoffs, and Marcus Tubbs is coming off an injury and return is questionable. Brandon Mebane did a decent job as his replacement, but an upgrade can be made.

Previous Pick: Same

26. Jacksonville Jaguars Calais Campbell, DE, Miami

The Jags have some issues at its defensive end position and usually like their DEs big, which is the reason they bypass Quentin Groves. Calais Campbell had a disappointing combine and stock is on the decline, but the Jags are known for drafting physical specimens that may not be NFL ready (Matt Jones). Campbell at 6-8, 290 lbs., could become a superstar if he learn to finally work that motor and be the force that he looks like he should be. I though consider this somewhat of a reach.

Previous Pick: Same

27. San Diego Chargers Gosder Cherilus, OT, Boston College

The past few months I have had the Chargers picking up safety Kenny Phillips or Reggie Smith who would both make a nice combo with Eric Weddle, but the Chargers recently signed Clinton Hart to a 5 year contract and after looking at the Chargers' depth chart the one position that stands out is right tackle. The Chargers released starting RT Shane Olivea, and with that only has Jeromey Clary at that position. Cherilus actually may be the best pure right tackle in this draft and would come in immediately as the starter. Cherilus would be a nice tackle mate with star in the making Marcus McNeil.

Previous Pick: Same

28. Dallas Cowboys Jonathan Stewart, RB, Oregon

Jerry Jones somehow fails to get either Razorback (could have had Jones at 22), so instead takes the Duck, who is great value here, but only drops because of offseason surgery. With Marion Barber as the starter, the Cowboys are not in a hurry to get on the field. The Cowboys can afford to have him take his time. If Stewart comes back fully healthy, this pick is a steal. The Cowboys may try to trade this pick to the Falcons who may try to move up to draft Brian Brohm.

Previous Pick: Felix Jones, RB, Arkansas

29. San Francisco 49ers (from IND) Dan Connor, LB, Penn St.

The 49ers are investing in their 3-4 defense after another major signing (Justin Smith). I had Quentin Groves at this pick for some time, but I really like the idea of teaming Connor with Rookie of the Year Patrick Willis at the ILB position. Connor can come in and immediately replace Derek Smith, who was released. James Hardy, WR, is another option, but I see far better value with Connor.

Previous Pick: Same

30. Green Bay Packers Aqib Talib, CB, Kansas

The Packers need depth behind Al Harris and Charles Woodson, both getting up there in years. Talib is top 15 value, only to fall this low because amazing depth at the CB position and his admittance of smoking marijuana in college. Aqib Talib may lack explosive speed, but makes up with his size and playmaking ability. Always a threat to make an interception and go the other way.

Previous Pick: Antoine Cason, CB, Arizona

31. New York Giants Kenny Phillips, S, Miami

With LBs Kawika Mitchell, Reggie Torber, and FS Gibril Wilson gone in free agency, I think this pick comes to the top S in the draft in Phillips or LBs Mayo or Connor (however, both LBs are gone). Phillips looks to be the next in a great line of safeties from Miami. His stock as dropped recently, but he is still definitely a first round draft pick.

Previous Pick: Same

Round 2

32. Miami Dolphins Sam Baker, OT, USC

The Dolphins bypass on Jake Long in the first, but help their OL with Baker.

33. St. Louis Rams James Hardy, WR, Indiana

Isaac Bruce was released and Drew Bennett has so far been a disappointment. Hardy is a physical specimen with his massive size and impressive speed.

34. Atlanta Falcons (f/OAK) Brian Brohm, QB, Louisville

Bypassing a Matt Ryan in the first round, the gamble pays off, and the Falcons get its QB. Joe Flacco is a possibility.

35. Kansas City Chiefs Anthony Collins, OT, Kansas

The Chiefs take Matt Ryan in the first, so they must address the OL here.

36. New York Jets Brandon Flowers, CB, Virginia Tech

The Jets need someone to complement them opposite last year's first round pick Darrelle Revis.

37. Atlanta Falcons Curtis Lofton, ILB, Oklahoma

OL would be tempting, but there is better value in Lofton here who would allow Keith Brooking to move to weakside linebacker.

38. Baltimore Ravens Joe Flacco, QB, Delaware

The Ravens fail to get Matt Ryan in the first, so instead settle for the 6-6, rocket armed Flacco.

39. San Francisco 49ers Quentin Groves, DE/OLB, Auburn

The 49ers could take Groves in the first round, but may be lucky and get him in the 2nd. Groves and Connor would immediately improve the 49ers' defense. Mario Manningham is a possibility, but Groves is too good of a fit in their system not to take him.

40. New Orleans Saints Pat Sims, DT, Auburn

The Saints could go CB, but with depth at the position, I feel they upgrade another need in DT.

41. Buffalo Bills Antoine Cason, CB, Arizona

The Bills got their receiver in the first round, now they can get their CB here. Cason is first round talent who falls only because of depth at the CB position.

42. Denver Broncos Dre Moore, DT, Maryland

DT is a big need and the Broncos choose Moore over Trevor Laws because of size. The Broncos like those big DTs.

43. Carolina Panthers Dustin Keller, TE, Purdue

The Panthers' offense wants to utilize a tight end, and Keller is the explosive tight end that they could

44. Chicago Bears Mario Manningham, WR, Michigan

The Bears lost their two starting WRs, so desperately need receiving help.

45. Detroit Lions Jamaal Charles, RB, Texas

OT is a possibility, butthe Lions find its future back in Charles, who is first round talent if he has stayed his senior season.

46. Cincinnati Bengals Early Doucet, WR, LSU

The Bengals recently signed Doug Gabriel, but he is probably not a top 3 WR. With so many questions at WR after finally releasing Chris Henry and questions around Chad Johnson's future, the Bengals need to take a receiver in the first 3 round. Doucet is solid value here. Not flashy, but great hands.

47. Minnesota Vikings Carl Nicks, OT, Nebraska

Tackle position needs some depth, and Nicks can eventually replace Ryan Cook at right tackle. There have been rumors that Bryant McKinnie could be traded.

48. Atlanta Falcons Justin King, CB, Penn St.

King who has 4.31 speed who makes up for void of DeAngelo Hall.

49. Philadelphia Eagles Reggie Smtih, CB/S, Auburn

The Eagles seem to be shoppig Lito Sheppard and Sheldon Brown may move to safety. Either way, Smith can play either positions.

50. Arizona Cardinals Patrick Lee, CB, Auburn

With Antrel Rolle moving to safety, the Cards are looking for a cornerback.

51. Washington Redskins ­ Lawrence Jackson, DE, USC

The Redskins took the receiver in the first round now need its DE. Jackson is the best available and many experts believe first round value.

52. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Donnie Avery, WR, Houston

The Bucs bypassed the receiver in the first round, now they one in Avery in the second round.

53. Pittsburgh Steelers Chilo Rachal, G, USC

Unable to get Albert in the first round, the Steelers get the 2nd top guard in the draft and immediate replacement for Faneca in Rachal.

54. Tennessee Titans Trevor Laws, DT, Notre Dame

The Titans lost Randy Starks in free agency, and Albert Haynesworth was franchised and may not be with the team after the 2008 season.

55. Seattle Seahawks Fred Davis, TE, USC

The Seahawks have a huge hole at TE and the easiest way to fix it is with the Mackey Award winner.

56. Green Bay Packers Martellus Bennett, TE, Texas A&M

The Packers like using two tight ends and with Bubba Franks' departure, Bennett would team up with solid starter Donald Lee.

57. Miami Dolphins Chad Henne, QB, Michigan

John Beck maybe the future QB for the Dolphins, but no one knows, and why not bring competition in Henne.

58. Jacksonville Jaguars Josh Barrett, SS, Arizona St.

Barrrett's 4.35 40 really improved his stock. With Sammy Knight out of Jacksonville, the Jags need a safey partner with Reggie Nelson. Brian Williams looks to be moving to safety, but I belive Barrett will be a better long term answer.

59. Dallas Cowboys Andre Caldwell, WR, Florida

With the CB and RB in the first round the Cowboys add another weapon in the quick Caldwell.

60. Indianapolis Colts Erin Henderson, OLB, Maryland

Guard would be tempting with Jake Scott not resigned, but Henderson can fill the void of Rob Morris.

61. Green Bay Packers Oniel Cousins, G/T, Miami

Both OTs are going to be 30 next year. Cousins add depth at both tackle and guard.

62. New England Patriots Tracy Porter, CB, Indiana

I am probably one of few draft analysts who don't have the Pats taking a CB in round 1. Godfrey is proof they don't need to invest in a round 1 pick. He has amazing speed: 4.37.

63. New York Giants Xavier Adibi, OLB, Virginia Tech

The Giants lost Kawika Mitchell and Reggie Torbor in free agency and Adibi has excellent speed and is a solid tackler.

Round 3

64. Miami Dolphins Charles Godfrey, CB, Iowa

The Dolphins' defensive backfield struggled immensely last season. Godfrey has a nice combination of size and speed.

65. St. Louis Rams Cliff Avril, DE/OLB, Purdue

Avril can either come in and play DE or be moved to OLB. He provides immediate depth at both.

66. Kansas City Chiefs Earl Bennett, WR, Vanderbilt

Devard Darling was signed in free agency, but in reality, the Chiefs still need a target to go opposite promising Dwayne Bowe. Bennett falls this far only because of depth at the position.

67. Carolina Panthers Ray Rice, RB, Rutgers

DeShaun Foster is gone, and every NFL team needs at least two solid RBs.

68. Atlanta Falcons Tony Hills, OT, Texas

The Falcons need major help at the tackle position and probably will address it at 63 at the latest.

69. New England Patriots Chris Johnson, RB, East Carolina

The Pats get the fastest guy in the draft to complement Laurence Maroney. The rich only seem to get richer.

70. Chicago Bears Andre Woodson, QB, Kentucky

The Bears take a chance on Woodson, hoping he may be the franchise quarterback two years down the road.

71. Buffalo Bills John Carlson, TE, Notre Dame

Everyone knows about Kevin Everett, and the great news is his future looks bright. However, the Bills need to find a receiving threat at tight end.

72. Jacksonville Jaguars Red Bryant, DT, Texas A&M

The Jags traded away Marcus Stroud, now replace him with the huge Bryant.

73. Minnesota Vikings Marcus Harrison, DT, Aransas

Adds depth at DT, where Pat Williams is getting up there in years.

74. Carolina Panthers DaJuan Morgan, FS, NC State

The Panthers can upgrade at FS where Deke Cooper is the current starter.

75. San Francisco 49ers - Jordy Nelson, WR, Kansas St.

Its hard to believe the 49ers wouldn't take a receiver until this pick, but with free agent signings, and the chance to rebuild its LB position earlier picks, its possible. Nelson's stock has been rising with solid 40 times. He has great size, not flashy, but knows how to catch the ball.

76. Detroit Lions - Orlando Scandrick, CB, Boise St.

The Lions signed Brian Kelly and traded for Leigh Bodden but still can used help at the CB position, and Scandrick is climbing the charts with a great 4.32 40 time.

77. Cincinnati Bengals Tavares Gooden, OLB, Miami

The Bengals lost some OLBs in free agency, most notably Landon Johnson. Gooden immediately helps with depth. He can also play inside.

78. New Orleans Saints Mike Pollak, C, Arizona St.

Jeff Faine left in FA.

79. Houston Texans Matt Forte, RB, Tulane

The Texans bypassed a RB in the first round. Forte is a load at 6-2 and shows great durability running 2,127 yard last season.

80. Philadelphia Eagles Chris Ellis, DE, Virginia Tech

The Eagles signed DE Chris Clemons, but could still add depth at the DE position

81. Arizona Cardinals Kendall Langford, DE, Hampton

Langford is an ideal 3-4 DE to replace Antonio Smith.

82. Minnesota Vikings Martin Rucker, TE, Missouri

Visanthe Shiancoe is not going scare any defense. Rucker would add another dimension to the Vikings offense which the addition of Bernard Berrian looks far improved.

83. Tampa Bay Buccaneers ­ Kevin Smith, RB, Central Florida

Cadillac Williams is coming back from a serious injury and Smith should certainly have depth and help Williams with the carries.

84. Washington Redskins Roy Schuening, G, Oregon St.

The Redskins have two aging OGs in Pete Kendall and Randy Thomas.

85. Tennesse Titans Jason Jones, DE/OLB,, Eastern Michigan

The Titans lost both Antwan Odom and Travis LaBoy in free agency.

86. Seattle Seahawks Eric Young, G, Tennessee

Right Guard Chris Gray is not getting any younger.

87. Detroit Lions Duane Brown, OT, Virginia Tech

George Foster is not the answer at tackle for the Lions.

88. Pittsburgh Steelers John Greco, OT/G, Toledo

The Steelers add more deph to its OL with the versatile Greco.

89. Jacksonville Jaguars Tyvon Branch, CB, Connecticut

Even with the signing of Drayton Florence, the Jags still can add depth at the CB position. Branch has amazing speed with a 4.31 40. His stock has soared recently.

90. Chicago Bears LaVelle Hawkins, WR, California

The Bears get Manningham in the 2nd, and add to its receiving corps with Hawkins.

91. Green Bay Packers Ahtyba Rubin, DT, Iowa St.

The Packers traded Corey Williams and even with last year's #1 pick Justin Harrell, depth is still needed.

92. Dallas Cowboys Mike McGlynn, G/OT, Pittsburgh

The Cowboys add more depth to their line, where McGlynn can play both guard and tackle.

93. Indianapolis Colts Jeremy Zuttah, G, Rutgers

Lost starting guard Jake Scott in free agency.

94. New England Patriots Quintin Demps, FS, UTEP

Eugene Wilson was allowed to leave in FA and Rodney Harrison has only a few years left. Demps recently ran a 4.38 40.

95. New York Giants Terrell Thomas, CB, USC

The Giants are looking for a complement to Aaron Ross at CB and Thomas is solid value at 95.

96. Washington Redskins Tom Zbikowski, SS, Notre Dame

LaRon Landry looks to move to FS and take the late Sean Taylor's spot. Zbikowski can come and in move to the SS spot.

97. Cincinnati Bengals Steve Justice, C, Wake Forest

Eric Ghiaciuc has had some injuries and has failed to live up to expectations.

98. Atlanta Falcons Brad Cottam, TE, Tennessee

Alge Crumpler was released and right now either Martrez Milner or Ben Hartsock look to be the starting tight end.

99. Baltimore Ravens Phillip Wheeler, ILB, Georgia Tech

Wheeler adds depth to a solid LB corps. Ray Lewis is not gettng any younger either.

Round 4

100. Miami Dolphins Jermichael Finley, TE, Texas

Finley made the wrong decision to enter the draft, but has the chance to develop into a solid player. The Dolphins can certainly upgrade with David Martin as the current starter.

101. St. Louis Rams Marcus Howard, LB, Georgia

Brandon Chillar left for GB, so the Rams add Howard for depth at the SAM.

102. New York Jets Eddie Royal, WR, Virginia Tech

Royal comes in as the ideal third receiver for the Jets.

103. Atlanta Falcons Jamar Adams, SS, Michigan

Lawyer Milloy is near the end of his career, and newly signed Erik Coleman looks to play FS. Adams would make for solid depth at SS.

104. Oakland Raiders Brian Johnston, DE, Gardner-Webb

The Raiders are trying to find a nice pass rushing complement for Derrick Burgess and Johnston''s stock is quickly on the rise after running a 4.66 40.

105. Kansas City Chiefs Terrence Wheatley, CB, Colorado.

The Chiefs have an aging CB corps.

106. Baltimore Ravens Shawn Crable, OLB, Michigan

Crable is the perfect SLB for a 3-4 defense. Will compete with Jarrett Johnson for playing time.

107. San Francisco 49ers Frank Okam, DT, Texas

Okam can come in and add depth at the NT position.

108. Denver Broncos William Franklin, WR, Missouri

The Broncos let go of Javon Walker and Brandon Marshall is coming back from surgery. Franklin is fast with 4.37 speed

109. Carolina Panthers John David Booty, QB, USC

Jake Delhomme has been injured recently and the Panthers need a solid backup and maybe Delhomme's eventual replacement.

110. Chicago Bears DeMario Pressley, DT, NC State

The Bears have suffered the past few seasons with injuries at the DT position and of course gave up on the talented but troubled Tank Johnson. Pressley adds depth.

111. Detroit Lions Andre Fluellen, DT, Florida St.

The Lions traded away Pro Bowler Shaun Rodgers.

112. Cincinnati Bengals - Tyrell Johnson, SS, Arkansas St.

The Bengals have two young safeties, but lost Madieu Williams in free agency.

113. New York Jets Jonathan Goff, ILB, Vanderbilt

Goff is the big ILB that Jonathan Vilma wasn't. Would be a nice combo with David Harris.

114. Buffalo Bills Donald Thomas, G, Connecticut

Thomas adds depth to the Bill's interior offensive line.

115. Philadelphia Eagles Brandon Keith, OT, Northern Iowa

All I have to say is WInston Justice to identify the Eagles' weakness.

116. Arizona Cardinals Paul Hubbard, WR, Wisconsin

The Cardinals lost its 3rd WR in free agency. Hubbard looks to be fully recovered from his injury after an impressive showing in the 40.

117. Minnesota Vikings Jack Ikegwuonu, CB/S, Wiscosin

Suffered from a catastrophic knee injury in the offseason, but if comes back fully healed, could be a steal. Can play CB or S, and the Vikings don't have an immediate need for Ikegwuonu, so they may take him as an investment for 2009.

118. Houston Texans Antwaun Molden, CB, Eastern Kentucky

Dunta Robinson is coming back from an injury, and besides Robinson, the Texans really don't have much at CB. They did sign nickelback Jacque Reeves though. Molden has amazing speed with a 4.39 40.

119. Denver Broncos Wesley Woodyard, OLB, Kentucky

Woodyard is an interesting prospect that could also play S. A quick LB with 4.5 speed he could turn out to be a real steal.

120. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Jeremy Thompson, DE, Wake Forest

The Buccaneers need someone on the other the left side to complement Gaines Adams.

121. Seattle Seahawks Jerome Simpson, WR, Coastal Carolina

The Seahawks lost D.J. Hackett in free agency and Bobby Engram is getting up there in years. Simpson is a real sleeper in the draft.

122 Cleveland Browns Steve Slaton, RB, West Virginia

Adds depth behind Jamal Lewis, and could turn out to be one of the biggest steals in the drafts.

123. Pittsburgh Steelers Trae Williams, CB, South Florida

Got overshadowed at USF playing with Mike Jenkins, but Williams is certainly talented and with Ike Taylor struggling and Bryant McFadden is a free agent after next season.

124. Tennesse Titans Drew Radovich, G, USC

The Titans lost both Benji Olson (retirement) and Jacob Bell (free agency), and even with the signing of Scott, still looking for another guard.

125. Jacksonville Jaguars Chad Rhinehart, G/OT, Northern Iowa

Adds depth to the offensive line, can play either guard or tackle.

126. Dallas Cowboys Josh Johnson, QB, San Diego

Tony Romo is the future of the Cowboys, but Brad Johnson is not the long term backup plan. The Cowboys should invest in Romo's backup.

127. Indianapolis Colts Darrell Robertson, DE, Georgia Tech

Robertson would add depth behind Dwight Freeney and Rashean Mathis. Also, happens to be undersized.

128. Green Bay Packers Thomas DeCoud, FS, California

The Packers add depth at the safety position where Atari Bigby and Nick Collins are the current starters.

129. New England Patriots Beau Bell, LB, UNLV

Can play either inside or on the outside. The Pats really need to add some youth to an aging LB corps.

130. New York Giants Dexter Jackson, WR, Appalachian St.

The Giants receivers stepped up last season, but Amani Toomer is near the end of his career and its hard to bypass the super fast Jackson.

131. Philadelphia Eagles Geno Hayes, OLB, Florida St.

Hayes adds depth to a weak linebacking corps that let go Takeo Spikes in the offseason.

132. Buffalo Bills Ali Highsmith, OLB, LSU

Highsmith salvaged his stock with a much better pro day than combine and could certainly add depth to the Bills' LB corps, which should be much improved with Posluszny coming back.

133. Baltimore Ravens Barry Richardson, OT, Clemson

Even with getting Jared Gaither in the supplemental draft last year, the Ravens need help at OT. Richardson has first round potential, but has failed to live up to it so far.

134. Tennessee Titans Tashard Choice, RB, Georgia Tech

Chris Brown left in free agency, and Choice would create competition with Chris Henry for backup duties.

135. Green Bay Packers Erik Ainge, QB, Tennessee

Aaron Rodgers looks to be the future quarterback, but he still needs a backup. Ainge at 6-5, 225 has the potential to be a solid quarterback if he puts all his fundamentals together.

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Scott24Falcons (4/13/2008)
This is an excellent mock. Clearly, some research went into this one, atleast from our standpoint. I would like it a little more if instead of King, we went with one of: Laws, Rachal, or Lawrence Jackson, but like I said, this is excellent.

What he said.....I'd add Red Bryant to the list at #48 as we'd still be

weak at Nose Tackle

I beginning to think that Tony Hills may be no more of a gamble to be

able to play left tackle than the majority of the tackles in this draft.

If we could get Brad Cottam that late, it would be one of the

biggest steals of the draft.

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I don't mind the mock and it he hits many of our needs but to me the offensive line is something we continued to fail upon draft after draft after draft, getting blaylock last year was a step in the right direction.

If we are running a power game then this draft will get us nowhere this season. I give it a C grade

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thakrunk1 (4/14/2008)
as much as all yall say "we need OL help!!!! we need OL help!!!!!", how can yall be satisfied with this draft??? pretty hypocritical.

Huh? It's only 4 rounds, and we take a good prospect for our biggest need on the O-line. How does that make anyone a hypocrite?

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We dont need 4.31 speed in a CB if were going to be running a Cover 2. I'd prefer if we went after Rachal in the 2nd,Red Bryant with the 3rd, and Phillip Wheeler with the compensation 3rd (I believe he will be a star ROLB)

I am starting to believe that if our tackles are healthy, we are not as bad off as we seem. Foster is Gandy re-incarnate, and he played well before his injury. Weiner is solid, nothing more, nothing less.

If we can draft a QB, NT, UT, MLB, and OG with the first 5 picks, I'll be with the biggest smile on my face in years.

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thakrunk1 (4/14/2008)
as much as all yall say "we need OL help!!!! we need OL help!!!!!", how can yall be satisfied with this draft??? pretty hypocritical.

Huh? It's only 4 rounds, and we take a good prospect for our biggest need on the O-line. How does that make anyone a hypocrite?

cuz if u dont have OL help within tha first 2 rounds on these boards people go bananas.  Is Tony Hills gonna come in and be our LT?

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thakrunk1 (4/14/2008)
as much as all yall say "we need OL help!!!! we need OL help!!!!!", how can yall be satisfied with this draft??? pretty hypocritical.

Huh? It's only 4 rounds, and we take a good prospect for our biggest need on the O-line. How does that make anyone a hypocrite?

cuz if u dont have OL help within tha first 2 rounds on these boards people go bananas. Is Tony Hills gonna come in and be our LT?

He very well could be. He was a late first, early 2nd round prospect prior to his injury.

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thakrunk1 (4/14/2008)
as much as all yall say "we need OL help!!!! we need OL help!!!!!", how can yall be satisfied with this draft??? pretty hypocritical.

Huh? It's only 4 rounds, and we take a good prospect for our biggest need on the O-line. How does that make anyone a hypocrite?

cuz if u dont have OL help within tha first 2 rounds on these boards people go bananas. Is Tony Hills gonna come in and be our LT?

He very well could be. He was a late first, early 2nd round prospect prior to his injury.

and that solves tha issue of our OL?  i dont think so. so rounds 5, 6, and 7 are gonna fix our line woes?  get real.  if anybody on these boards threw a mock like this out there, they'd get flamed like tha lower depths of ****.

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thakrunk1 (4/14/2008)
ATLBrave12 (4/14/2008)
thakrunk1 (4/14/2008)
as much as all yall say "we need OL help!!!! we need OL help!!!!!", how can yall be satisfied with this draft??? pretty hypocritical.

Huh? It's only 4 rounds, and we take a good prospect for our biggest need on the O-line. How does that make anyone a hypocrite?

cuz if u dont have OL help within tha first 2 rounds on these boards people go bananas. Is Tony Hills gonna come in and be our LT?

He very well could be. He was a late first, early 2nd round prospect prior to his injury.

and that solves tha issue of our OL? i dont think so.so rounds 5, 6, and 7 are gonna fix our line woes? get real. if anybody on these boards threw a mock like this out there, they'd get flamed like tha lower depths of ****.

Who said we are gonna fix it all this year? Sure, there are a few nutcases on this board, but the people who actually know their ##### realize it's a work-in-progress. I suggest you actually go look at some of the mocks and the criticism that the (keyword here) KNOWLEDGEABLE people give. As for 5, 6, and 7, yes we can find some players in the later round.

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honestly i like it, but i have finally decided that i think the year for mlb is next year.  I think atl kept brooking fr a reason one year closer to his contract being up and not as much of a cap hit, if mayo was there i would take him.  Got no problem with the tony hills pick, put him at RT.  But since we are going with brohm at 34 i would want a LT in the second as well, but not bad

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