Friday, April 27, 2007

It's NFL draft time again

I no longer have the time or energy to do a four-part draft diary like I did three years ago, but I
figure I could still put together a mock draft. Why not, right? Here goes nothing.
  1. Oakland Raiders -- Jamarcus Russell
  2. Detroit Lions -- Calvin Johnson
  3. Cleveland Browns -- Brady Quinn
  4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- Amobi Okoye
  5. Arizona Cardinals -- Joe Thomas
  6. Washington Redskins -- Gaines Adams
  7. Minnesota Vikings -- Jamaal Anderson
  8. Atlanta Falcons -- Adrian Peterson
  9. Miami Dolphins -- Levi Brown
  10. Houston Texans -- LaRon Landry
  11. San Francisco 49ers -- Adam Carriker
  12. Buffalo Bills -- Darelle Revis
  13. St. Louis Rams -- Alan Branch
  14. Carolina Panthers -- Greg Olsen
  15. Pittsburgh Steelers -- Patrick Willis
  16. Green Bay Packers -- Marshawn Lynch
  17. Jacksonville Jaguars -- Reggie Nelson
  18. Cincinnati Bengals -- Leon Hall
  19. Tennessee Titans -- Ted Ginn
  20. New York Giants -- Joe Staley
  21. Denver Broncos -- Lawrence Timmons
  22. Dallas Cowboys -- Dwayne Jarrett
  23. Kansas City Chiefs -- Robert Meachem
  24. New England Patriots -- Paul Posluzny
  25. New York Jets -- Aaron Ross
  26. Philadelphia Eagles -- Michael Griffin
  27. New Orleans Saints -- Chris Houston
  28. New England Patriots -- Anthony Gonzalez
  29. Baltimore Ravens -- Jon Beason
  30. San Diego Chargers -- Dwayne Bowe
  31. Chicago Bears -- Justin Harrell
  32. Indianapolis Colts -- Eric Wright
Note -- as I have mentioned in this space before, I desperately want the Browns to take Joe Thomas if he's available when they pick (and want to stay as far away as possible from Brady Quinn). With my awful track record in mock drafts, I figure by listing Brady Quinn as their selection I have pretty much guaranteed that they take someone else. I could also be talked into them taking Adrian Peterson with their first pick. I'm maybe a little concerned about his three serious injuries in three years, but he's really in a class by himself. Picking Peterson in the first and the best OL available (perhaps Ben Grubbs or Justin Blalock) at the top of the second round would be a pretty good day for the Browns.


Anonymous said...

You should be more than a little concerned about APs health. If he can't get through a Big 12 schedule without being injured, what's going to happen when NFL linebackers start pounding him for 16 weeks?

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Anonymous said...

Browns picked up 3 first rounders in your mock draft.

Also that you had Anthony Gonzalez selected by a team with a smart qb (and maybe influence in the decision making in the front office)... just the wrong one.

I don't know how accurate the rest of your draft was... but that was a good observation.