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NFL Mock Draft - 02.21.2008
Of course, all of the draft positions are not set yet, with Oakland, Atlanta, and Kansas City’s positions being decided by two coin tosses, but take note that Kansas City cannot draft third. In my first installment of my mock draft I have Oakland picking second, Atlanta picking third, and Kansas City picking fourth. I have explained the first five picks of my mock draft, and in the next few installments I will explain more and more of the picks.
Enjoy, and don’t hesitate to give comments, feedback will be highly appreciated, and if you have any questions just e-mail me at: rjowiesny @ yahoo.com .
1. Miami Dolphins: Sedrick Ellis DT/ USC
Parcells will look to trade down here and gain some more draft picks, but if they don’t find a taker for the price that they will be asking, look for Miami to take the great Southern Cal. Defensive tackle. With Traylor out, and no one to fill the massive gap he leaves, Parcells will love to have Ellis, who showed scouts what he is really made of at the Senior bowl. Ellis made his presence know to every one of the opposing quarterbacks in the Senior bowl, throwing the O-lineman around like rag-dolls, greatly improving his draft stock to many of the NFL scouts.
2. St. Louis Rams: Glen Dorsey DT/LSU
The only reason Ellis is taken first and Dorsey isn’t, is because Ellis fits in Parcells’ scheme better, but don’t think its because a lack of talent. Dorsey is a great big force that can, and will wreck havoc on opposing offenses. By taking Dorsey here, the Rams can move last years first round pick back outside where he belongs.
3. Oakland Raiders: Darren McFadden HB/Arkansas
Oakland has had some bad drafts the past few drafts, passing up on some great players, and have had a few draft busts. But the Raider organization seems to have the attitude to change that, they will have Russell starting this year and adding McFadden in the backfield, the raiders will actually once again be a threat...if coached right that is.
4. Atlanta Falcons: Matt Ryan QB/Boston College
Ryan is clearly the best QB and possibly the best player, period, in this years draft, having great form, good strength, and he is very smart. With McFadden off the boards, Atlanta should not even hesitate on taking Ryan, because if they do not grab a QB this year they will struggle once again on offense without a good TE or a decent QB.
5. Kansas City Chiefs: Jake Long OT/Michigan
The struggles of Kansas City’s offense were often blamed on Larry Johnson’s injuries and problems with the QB position, but the truth to the problems were because of the offensive line simply falling apart. In my opinion Croyle should do great in this offense if given time by a decent line and with the rush attack of the great HB in Johnson. Long is the clear shot, best OT in this year’s draft, and that wont be changed in the combine, if anything, it will improve Long’s stock.
6. New York Jets: Chris Long DE/Virginia
7. New England Patriots: Mike Jenkins CB/South Florida
8. Baltimore Ravens: Brian Brohm QB/Louisville
9. Cincinnati Bengals: Keith Rivers OLB/USC
10. New Orleans: Leodis McKelvin CB/Troy State
11. Buffalo Bills: Malcom Kelly WR/ Oklahoma
12. Denver Broncos: Dan Conner LB/Penn State
13. Carolina Panthers: Kenny Phillips FS/Miami
14. Chicago Bears: Ryan Clady OT/Boise State
15. Detroit Lions: Aqub Talib CB/Kansas
16. Arizona Cardinals: Vernon Gholston DE/Ohio State
17. Minnesota Vikings: Derrick Harvey DE/Florida
18. Houston Texans: Jonathan Stewart HB/Oregon
19. Philadelphia Eagles: Jeff Otah OT/Pittsburgh
20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Kentwan Balmer DT/North Carolina
21. Washington Redskins: Calais Campbell DE/ Miami
22. Dallas: D. Rodgers - Cromartie CB/Tennessee State
23. Pittsburgh Steelers: Chris Williams OT/Vanderbilt
24. Tennessee Titans: Limas Sweed WR/ Texas
25. Seattle Seahawks: Rashard Mendenhall HB/Michigan
26. Jacksonville Jaguars: Desean Jackson WR/ California
27. San Diego Chargers: Xavier Adibi LB/Virginia Tech
28. Dallas Cowboys: Felix Jones HB/Arkansas
29. San Francisco: Early Doucet WR/LSU
30. Green Bay Packers: Antoine Cason CB/Arizona
31. New York Giants: Tracy Porter CB/Indiana
Thank you for reading, I will have another article coming in a couple of days and I will update my mock drafts every week.
by Raymond Owiesny
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