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PEWTER REPORT THREE-ROUND MOCK DRAFT (2008)
1. Miami- Chris Long DE Virginia
Parcells prefers drafting lineman especially with nobody willing to trade up.
2. St. Louis- Jake Long OT Michigan
The Rams get the best tackle in the draft to replace Orlando Pace.
3. Atlanta- Glenn Dorsey DT LSU
With three second round picks the Falcons can address the o-line and QB.
4. Oakland- Darren McFadden RB Arkansas
Al Davis loves speedy playmakers and JaMarcus Russell needs some weapons.
5. Kansas City- Sedrick Ellis DT USC
Herm Edwards gets his Warren Sapp three-technique defensive tackle.
6. New York Jets- Vernon Gholston DE Ohio State
Gholston looks to be a great fit as an edge rusher in the Jets' 3-4.
7. New England- Leodis McKelvin CB Troy
The Patriots need help at corner with the loss of Samuel and Gay.
8. Baltimore- Matt Ryan QB Boston College
The Ravens get the top QB. Neither Kyle Boller nor Troy Smith is the future at QB.
9. Cincinnati- Derrick Harvey DE Florida
A pass rusher is needed and Harvey is the best pure pass rusher in the draft.
10. New Orleans- Keith Rivers LB USC
The Saints addressed corner in free agency but can't rely on Dan Morgan.
11. Buffalo- Limas Sweed WR Texas
Sweed is a good compliment for Lee Evans and will help Edwards and Lynch.
12. Denver- Ryan Clady OT Boise State
The Broncos o-line needs youth and gets great value with Clady at 12.
13. Carolina- Jeff Otah OT Pittsburgh
Otah can start out inside and eventually replace Wharton or Gross.
14. Chicago- Chris Williams OT Vanderbilt
The Bears line is in shambles and Williams gives them a LT to start the building.
15. Detroit- Rashard Mendenhall RB Illinois
He may go higher and is ultra-talented. The Lions have a big hole at running back.
16. Arizona- Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie CB Tennesse State
AntrelRolle is moving to safety the Cards need a shut down corner. DRC is that.
17. Minnesota- Calais Campbell DE Miami
End is their big need and Campbell is a big end. His junior year showed his potential.
18. Houston- Mike Jenkins CB South Florida
Dunta Robinson and Fred Bennett have question marks. Jenkins is great value here.
19. Philadelphia- Kenny Phillips S Miami
After free agency safety is their only need on defense. Phillips has tons of potential.
20. Tampa Bay- Donnie Avery WR Houston
Avery is the big play threat the Bucs need to groom under Joey Galloway.
21. Washington- Philip Merling DE Clemson
Merling fills a big need on the d-line. He's a good end to replace Daniels.
22. Dallas- DeSean Jackson WR California
Will contribute early as a returner and will be ready to replace Glenn or Owens.
23. Pittsburgh- Brandon Albert OG Virginia
The big athletic guard will man the line for a longtime like Faneca did.
24. Tennessee- Malcolm Kelly WR Oklahoma
Kelly has the least questions of any receiver in the draft. Helps out Young.
25. Seattle- Jonathan Stewart RB Oregon
The Hawks could use a long term back. Jones and Duckett aren't that.
26. Jacksonville- Kentwan Balmer DT North Carolina
They need help on the line and Balmer will replace Marcus Stroud.
27. San Diego- DaJuan Morgan S North Carolina State
Morgan makes a good partner with Weddle and addresses the only Charger hole.
28. Dallas- Felix Jones RB Arkansas
With good depth at corner the Boys can get their running back here.
29. San Francisco- Devin Thomas WR Michigan State
A good fit in Martz system, Thomas has nice combination of size and speed.
30. Green Bay- Aqib Talib CB Kansas
Woodson and Harris are getting older and Talib is a big time ball hawk.
31. New York Giants- Curtis Lofton LB Oklahoma
The champs need a lot of help at linebacker and Lofton is underrated.
32. Miami- Sam Baker OT USC
The Dolphins need help on both lines. Baker may go higher in a different year.
33. St. Louis- Lawrence Jackson DE USC
Jackson is a good all-around end and the Rams have a big needthere.
34. Atlanta- Gosder Cherilus OT Boston College
The Falcon regime will look to add some beef to the o-line and d-line.
35. Kansas City- Anthony Collins OT Kansas
Collins could be a bookend left tackle and the Chiefs need new lineman.
36. New York Jets- Reggie Smith DB Oklahoma
The Jets could use more help at corner or safety and Smith could play either.
37. Atlanta- Brian Brohm QB Louisville
Most likely a team will trade up for Brohm at the end of round one.
38. Baltimore- Antoine Cason CB Arizona
The Ravens get Cason to eventually replace former Arizona corner Chris McAllister.
39. San Francisco- Quentin Groves LB Auburn
Nolan needs an edge rusher to pair with Lawson. Groves looks good for the 3-4.
40. New Orleans- Mike Pollak C Arizona State
Now they have a replacement for Jeff Faineand Pollack is a similar player.
41. Buffalo- Brandon Flowers CB Virginia Tech
The Bills haven't replaced Nate Clements. Flowers fits their zone scheme well.
42. Denver- Pat Sims DT Auburn
Sims will team with Marcus Thomas to try and address their porous middle.
43. Carolina- Joe Flacco QB Delaware
A team may trade up for Flacco. Carolina needs a future QB.
44. Chicago- Chilo Rachal OG USC
The Bears continue to revamp their o-line with a guard to go with Williams.
45. Detroit- Dan Connor LB Penn State
The Lions could use a middle linebacker to help Ernie Sims. Connor is good value.
46. Cincinnati- Trevor Laws DT Notre Dame
With Harvey and Laws the Bengals have addressed their line really well.
47. Minnesota- Carl Nicks OT Nebraska
The Vikings could use a better right tackle and that helps Adrian Peterson.
48. Atlanta- Jerod Mayo LB Tennessee
Mike Smith continues to address the front seven. Mayo will go well with Boley.
49. Philadelphia- Early Doucet WR LSU
The Eagles need help at receiver and Doucet is a good blocker as well.
50. Arizona- Fred Davis TE USC
Davis gives the Cards a weapon to use with the attention given to Fitzgerald, Bolden.
51. Washington- James Hardy WR Indiana
Moss and Randle El lack size. Hardy is big and gives them a different kind of target.
52. Tampa Bay- Chris Johnson RB East Carolina
More speed for the Bucs offense, Johnson can score on any play.
53. Pittsburgh- Justin King CB Penn State
Mike Tomlin was at his workout and he could maximize King's potential.
54. Tennessee- Chris Ellis DE Virginia Tech
The Titans lost a few ends in free agency and Ellis is a long-term answer.
55. Seattle- Dustin Keller TE Purdue
The Seahawks need a TE. If Keller even tried to block he might be round one.
56. Green Bay- Donald Thomas OG Connecticut
Powerful player could replace the inconsistent Daryn Colledge or Junius Coston.
57. Miami- Beau Bell LB UNLV
Zach Thomas is gone. Bell is a good fit, and Parcells likes linebackers with size.
58. Jacksonville- Kendall Langford DE Hampton
He's big, nasty, and a consistent sacker. Reunited with the productive Justin Durant.
59. Indianapolis- Tavares Gooden LB Miami
Will battle to start from day one and can play the middle for the Colts.
60. Green Bay- John Carlson TE Notre Dame
The Packers use lots of two tight end sets. Franks is gone and Lee can't do it alone.
61. Dallas- Tracey Porter CB Indiana
They need a nickel back and a young corner. Porter fills the need.
62. New England- Philip Wheeler LB Georgia Tech
Wheeler has the size and blitzing ability to thrive for the Patriots.
63. New York Giants- Patrick Lee CB Auburn
Lee is a good fit for the way coordinator Spagnulo likes to play his corners.
64. Miami- Red Bryant DT Texas A&M
Perfect fit for a nose tackle in the 3-4. Parcells starts day two with more front seven.
65. St. Louis- Jordy Nelson WR Kansas State
The Rams need a receiver behind Holt and Bennett. Nelson has good size and speed.
66. Kansas City- Mario Manningham WR Michigan
The Chiefs need a wideout to play opposite Dwayne Bowe.
67. Carolina- Ray Rice RB Rutgers
Rice gives the Panthers a nice compliment to new starter DeAnglo Williams.
68. Atlanta- Charles Godfrey CB Iowa
He's a physical corner that appeals to the way Mike Smith likes to play defense.
69. New England- Oniel Cousins OT UTEP
Excelled on the right side and that's where the Patriots could use help.
70. Chicago- Chad Henne QB Michigan
The Bears need a quarterback of the future and Henne could be that.
71. Buffalo- Martin Rucker TE Missouri
The Bills missed out on Ben Troupe, but get Missouri's all-time leading receiver.
72. Jacksonville- Andre Caldwell WR Florida
The odyssey continues for Jaguars at WR. Caldwell is a well-rounded player though.
73. Minnesota- Marcus Harrison DT Arkansas
Harrison is a good developmental tackle to groom under the aging Pat Williams.
74. Carolina- Marcus Griffin S Texas
Chris Harris was a good addition. Griffin gives them a nice compliment.
75. San Francisco- Roy Schuening OG Oregon State
Schuening is a tough physical player to replace Justin Smiley.
76. Detroit- John Greco OT Toledo
Millen has been terrible at building this unit. Greco might unseat Foster from day 1.
77. Cincinnati- Eddie Royal WR Virginia Tech
Wideout wasn't a need when they took Chris Henry. TJ, Chad havemurkey futures.
78. New Orleans- Jermichael Finley TE Texas
Eric Johnson and Billy Miller don't help Drew Brees all that much. Finley can.
79. Houston- Erin Henderson LB Maryland
Brought in a few free agent LB's but Henderson will be good long term with Ryans.
80. Philadelphia- Tony Hills OT Texas
Has the athleticism to develop into a starting left tackle.Runyan, Thomas are old.
81. Arizona- Jason Jones DE Eastern Michigan
Jones is a power end that can play some tackle and fits the Cardinals defense.
82. Minnesota- Terrell Thomas CB USC
He's the best player available and gives the Vikings good depth.
83. Tampa Bay- Dre Moore DT Maryland
Moore has the quickness and power to be a nose tackles or under tackle.
84. Washington- Simeon Castille S Alabama
Castille has been a consistent player and will be a nice compliment for Landry.
85. Tennessee- Jamaal Charles RB Texas
He's a nice change of pace back to pair with LenDale White. Titans like Texas guys.
86. Seattle- Eric Young G Tennessee
Young is a good player that could go sooner. He will battle to start right away.
87. Detroit- Jeremy Thompson DE Wake Forest
Sophomore injury limited his junior year but senior year he showed his skills.
88. Pittsburgh- Adarius Bowman WR Oklahoma State
A poor Senior Bowl dropped Bowman who had big years as a junior and senior.
89. Jacksonville- Josh Barrett S Arizona State
He's a big strong safety that will make a good pair with Reggie Nelson.
90. Chicago- Steve Slaton RB West Virginia
Slaton is a good change of pace from Cedric Benson and will challenge to play.
91. Green Bay- John David Booty QB USC
He may be the most ready QB mentally in the draft. He's a nice backup for Rodgers.
92. Dallas- Thomas DeCoud S California
Over a hundred tackles as a senior, DeCoud gives them good secondary depth.
93. Indianapolis- Mike McGlynn G Pittsburgh
The Colts have a hole at guard and McGlynn helps the future line with Tony Ugoh.
94. New England- Kevin Smith RB Central Florida
Best player available almost broke Barry Sanders single season rushing record.
95. New York Giants- Xavier Adibi LB Virginia Tech
Adibi is a steal here in the draft, with Lofton they have handled linebacker.
96. Washington- Andre Woodson QB Kentucky
A terrible Senior Bowl hurt his status, but he was on of the SEC's best.
97. Cincinnati- King Dunlap OT Auburn
Willie Anderson is close to the end. Dunlap is another Auburn product to follow.
98. Atlanta- Martellus Bennett TE Texas A&M
The new tight end is needed to replace Alge Crumpler. Bennett could go earlier.
99. Baltimore- Geno Hayes LB Florida State
Ravens need youth at LB and can take advantage that Hayes is a good pass rusher.
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