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« : January 12, 2007, 09:07:48 PM »

1. Raiders- JaMarcus Russell QB LSU-We know how much love Al Davis loves those freak athletes, at QB Russell is as athletic as they come.

2. Detroit - Joe Thomas T Wisconsin- I believe they will shy away from drafting a QB high in the draft. With Millen’s job on the line he needs to win now. With the inability of Brady Quinn to win the big game I think Lions’ fans might draw comparisons to Joey Harrington, the Lions will make the safe choice here.

3. Cleveland- Brady Quinn QB Notre Dame-Despite what Charlie Frye might think of his future, it is definitely in jeopardy. Derek Anderson is breathing down his neck, but neither are the future of this franchise. Quinn could have some nice weapons to work with here.

4. Tampa Bay- Calvin Johnson WR Georgia Tech-I am a little uncertain with this selection, the Bucs can also grab Gaines Adams here, but an athlete like Johnson doesn’t come along every year. Johnson will make this offense fly, and should give opposing teams fits.

5. Arizona -Alan Branch DT Michigan-Although the Cards’ drafted DT’s last season in Jonathan Lewis and Gabe Watson, none will have an impact like Branch. Run defense maybe the least of their worries but Branch could be a fixture on this line for years.

6. Washington- Gaines Adams DE Clemson- Had a monster year with Clemson. Adams has tremendous ability to get pressure on the QB. The type of defense Greg Williams plays, relies on defensive line pressuring the QB to create turnovers.

7. Minnesota- Dwayne Jarrett WR USC- Seems like a logical choice and a popular one. The Vikings haven’t had a real receiving threat since the departure of Moss. Williamson who was picked in the 1st round 2 years ago, is struggling to catch the ball, but a possession receiver like Jarrett could relieve some pressure.

8. Houston- Adrian Peterson RB Oklahoma- Durability concerns drop him from the Top 5. Ultimately I don’t think he will last in the NFL, especially behind a woeful offensive line, but this is a major need pick here. Passing on Reggie Bush will haunt them, I doubt they make that same mistake.

9. Miami- Laron Landry S LSU-Landry is a stout defender, great in run support. He is an animal out there, he is a good hitter. The Dolphins drafted Jason Allen last year in the 1st round, and um…now hes buried on the depth chart.

10. Atlanta- Reggie Nelson S Florida-Nelson, a 1st team All-America selection is just the type of playmaker this defense needs. Nelson is simply a ball hawk. Nelson can play opposite of Milloy if need be.

11. San Francisco- Jeff Samardjiza WR Notre Dame- He is a game breaker, something the 49ers lack on offense. With Gore being the workhorse and carrying the offense, they cant rely on him as much as they seem to, to have future success. A combo of Antonio Bryant Jeff Samardjiza and Vernon Davis could develop into the best combo in the NFL. Alex Smith is almost there, and Samardjiza could be the guy that gets him over that hump.

12. Buffalo- Patrick Willis ILB Ole Miss-A tackling machine who would be a perfect LB for - Jauron. Willis has great speed and can deliver a blow. With London Fletcher basically already out of Buffalo, Willis is their guy (not McGahee) Patrick. Willis blends in so well with the youngsters Buffalo already has that make weekly impacts like:Kyle Williams, Ko Simpson, Angelo Crowell, Keith Ellison, Donte Whitner, Nate Clements, Terrence McGee. It is scary the potential this defense has.

13. St.Louis- Lamar Woodley DE Michigan- Leonard Little is an UFA and after him the Rams don’t have a legitimate pass rusher. Even if Little gets resigned, DE should still be a priority. Woodley has a great burst, and he is versatile enough to play LB.

14. Carolina- Amobi Okoye DT Louisville- At 19 Okoye is a Senior which is near mind boggling when you consider how good he is too, and to the think of his potential is scary. Okoye can help fill some holes on this line, at 19 he could start at DT for the Panthers. He also has the versatility to play DE in a 3-4 scheme.

16. Pittsburgh- Darrelle Revis CB Pittsburgh-Fitting, Revis played his college ball at Pittsburgh, now he will play his Pro Ball at the same place. However that’s not the reason for this selection. Ike Taylor struggled this past season and Ricardo Colcough didn’t she me enough that he can step up. Revis has solid cover skills with good speed.

15. Green Bay- Marshawn Lynch RB California- An electrifying runner who can hit the homerun at any time. He is awfully fast and very quick. Ahman Green is an UFA at the end of the year, and his injury problems may hurt his chances at getting resigned. Lynch would be a great back for the Packers offensive scheme.

17. Jacksonville- Quentin Mosses DE Georgia- A pass rush is something the Jags offense has lacked over the past few years. They have two staples inside on that defense line but Moses could become the best of them all.

18. Cincinnati- Quinn Pitt**CENSORED** DT Ohio State- Defense is a major priority for the Bengals. Sam Adams is near retirement and Justin Smith is a UFA, this defensive line cant afford to take anymore hits. Pitt**CENSORED** is a solid run stopper and can shed blocks well.

19. Tennessee- Leon Hall CB Michigan- Another Michigan defender going in the 1st round. Hall has demonstrated outstanding coverage and ball hawking skills. Adam Jones struggled his rookie season but seems to be on his way to succeeding in the NFL. However they need a big upgrade at the other CB spot.

20. New York Giants- Rufus Alexander OLB Oklahoma-Not a popular selection, but he can play any linebacker position. Lavar Arrington coming off yet another injury makes this a logical choice. Alexander could start over Emmons as well. Giants whiffed on some tackles against the Eagles, Alexander is a sure tackler and can make plays.

21. Denver- Levi Brown T Penn St.-For Cutler to succeed he needs to get better blocking, and while everyone thinks the Broncos must go CB here they are wrong, Foxworth is capable of starting.

22. New England- Tedd Ginn Jr. WR Ohio St. – He has big play ability and has good hands, did I mention he has blazing speed. Ginn has a knack for the big play, returning 9 touchdowns in his career on Special Teams. If there is any team in the NFL to utilize his talents best it will be the Patiots.

23. Dallas- Justin Blalock G/T Texas-One of Dallas’ weakness is their offensive line. Blalock can provide this team with his versatility, athleticism, and grit. He is a tough blocker and should make an instant impact.

24. Kansas City- Sidney Rice WR South Carolina- This may not be that big a need as one might think, but they desperately need a spark in their passing game. Hall has proved to be nothing more than a return specialist, and Kennison has been steady, but they need a game breaker and Rice fits that mold.

25. New York Jets- Greg Olsen TE Miami- Olsen is a great receiving threat. He gives Pennington another target to choose from. He has a good set of hands, however he needs to get his blocking skills up to par.

26. Philadelphia- Lawrence Timmons LB FSU- Timmons is a very athletic LB, he is a solid in space, and is a solid tackler. Eagles have a couple holes to fill on defense and LB is one of them.

27. New Orleans- Antonie Cason CB Arizona- It is clear that this team team is a few defenders away from having a legitimate defense. Cason has very good cover skills, good speed, he has potential to be a lockdown CB in the NFL.

28. New England- Eric Weddle S Utah-While some might hate this pick, I think it makes a lot of sense for the Patriots. They have neglecting their most glaring needs year after year, but getting replacements in other places other than the 1st round of the draft. I see the Patsies getting a replacement for oft injured Harrison. Weddle is one of my favorites, he is always around the balls and is always making plays.

29. Indianpolis Paul Poluszny LB Penn St. – He can play any linebacker position. He struggled at times this year, but rebounded towards the end of the season. He really made a name for himself last year. He is a sound tackler, and really any defender the Colts could get their hand on they will take without complaints.

30. Baltimore- Aaron Sears T Tennessee- With Tony Pashos becoming a UFA this off-season the Ravens are going to need another big body to help pound the ball. Sears is a good run blocker and will be a nice fit with the Ravens scheme.

31. Chicago- Michael Griffin S Texas- Mike Brown is injured more often healthy; With that being said Griffin gives the Bears some depth and flexibility. Griffin can step in and make plays if needed.

32. San Diego- Robert Meachem WR Tennessee – Already a popular pick, and Chargers fans have to be sick to keep seeing people having the Chargers select a WR, but they need to land a legitimate passing threat outside of Gates. McCardell’s career is most likely over, and Vincent Jackson will be thrusted into the number 1 WR spot, and Meachem is a solid number 2 for now. Ben Grubbs should also be considered with Kris Deihlman being a UFA.



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« #1 : January 12, 2007, 09:13:58 PM »

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4. Tampa Bay- Calvin Johnson WR Georgia Tech-I am a little uncertain with this selection, the Bucs can also grab Gaines Adams here, but an athlete like Johnson doesn’t come along every year. Johnson will make this offense fly, and should give opposing teams fits.

I like the sound of that.

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« #2 : January 12, 2007, 10:07:55 PM »

Man, as a hardcore Ga Tech fan it would make my LIFE if the Bucs picked up Calvin Johnson.  A lot of people say they're iffy about picking him, but trust me guys, Calvin is the real deal and will be a HUGE player in the NFL.

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« #3 : January 12, 2007, 10:19:16 PM »

Weddle in Round 1? Man, he's projected all over the map! I was hoping we could snag him with our 2nd Round Two pick.


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« #4 : January 12, 2007, 10:25:29 PM »

Yeah Reggie Nelson is gone for my top round 2 pick


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« #5 : January 12, 2007, 10:27:37 PM »

I do not think Weddle is drafted that high unless he has an unbelievable combine.


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« #6 : January 12, 2007, 10:28:30 PM »

Yeah Reggie Nelson is gone for my top round 2 pick
Nelson can't go to Atlanta. He's not from VT.


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« #7 : January 12, 2007, 11:24:38 PM »

I would love if it turned out that way.  Hopefully that's how the draft falls.

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« #8 : January 13, 2007, 10:14:33 AM »

Yeah Reggie Nelson is gone for my top round 2 pick
Nelson can't go to Atlanta. He's not from VT.
any player that goes to atlanta loses all candidacy for HoF....the day michael vick gets into the HoF is the day i quit watching football


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« #9 : January 13, 2007, 10:38:24 AM »

I really don't have an issue on any of the top 5 or 6 prospects. I'd prefer Alan Branch or Gaines Adams. But Russell, Quinn, CJ, Joe Thomas, Branch or Adams will be immediate help for this team. Defense has been neglected enough via the Draft by Allen and Gruden. It's time to focus on defense early.

Assuming that we have the 4th selection, Personally I hope Russell, Quinn and CJ go in the top 3. That would leave Joe Thomas or the top defensive prospect to choose from.
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