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Mr. Laz
04-15-2005, 12:57 PM
By Dennis Dodd
SportsLine.com Senior Writer
(Updated on March 18, 2005)

1. San Francisco -- Alex Smith, QB, Utah

How do the Niners pass up a Cal guy? Watch 'em. Smith is a tad better than Aaron Rodgers.

2. Miami -- Ronnie Brown, RB, Auburn

The speed, the moves. Good luck with the hippie lettuce, Ricky.

3. Cleveland -- Braylon Edwards, WR, Michigan

Will wrestle the ball away from anyone in traffic. Randy Moss had better check his blind spot.

4. Chicago -- Aaron Rodgers, QB, Cal

Rex Grossman, the honeymoon is over.

5. Tampa Bay -- Cadillac Williams, RB, Auburn

Have to get mean again to match Chuckie's scowl.

6. Tennessee -- Erasmus James, DE, Wisconsin

The new Kearse? James comes pre-packaged ready to sack.

7. Minnesota -- Derrick Johnson, LB, Texas

The temptation is to pick a receiver to replace Moss, but Johnson is a no-brainer, especially for that defense on turf.

8. Arizona -- Cedric Benson, RB, Texas

Benson's best attribute might be stamina. He stayed around long enough to pick up a lot of yards.

9. Washington -- Marcus Spears, DE, LSU

Can play inside or outside. Arrives at the quarterback with extreme prejudice.

10. Detroit -- Adam Jones, CB, West Virginia

Best defensive back in the draft might not fall this far.

11. Dallas -- Shawne Merriman, DE, Maryland

In the mold of smaller, quicker DEs.

12. San Diego -- Mike Williams, WR, USC

Bad advice from attorney last year. Great pick for the rising Chargers.

13. Houston -- Alex Barron, T, Florida State

The draft's best offensive lineman. Pencil him in for the next decade.

14. Carolina -- Heath Miller, TE Virginia

Sure-handed, not great speed. Could be a possession wideout too.

15. Kansas City -- Antrel Rolle, CB, Miami

Didn't like him the second half last year, but Chiefs desperately need defensive help.

16. New Orleans -- Jammal Brown, T, Oklahoma

Best dresser in the draft. OL isn't necessarily a need, but Brown is a rock.

17. Cincinnati -- Travis Johnson, DT, Florida State

Bengals could use help in the middle.

18. Minnesota -- Mark Clayton, WR, Oklahoma

OK, here's your receiver, Minny, although not one with much height.

19. St. Louis -- Bill Swancutt, DE, Oregon State

It's either going to be Swancutt or David Pollack for the Rams.

20. Dallas -- David Pollack, DE, Georgia

Great motor, great work ethic. Should prosper in Dallas.

21. Jacksonville -- Elton Brown, G, Virginia

Jags also could go tackle.

22. Baltimore -- Troy Williamson, WR, South Carolina

After Clayton, this is the best Baltimore can do.

23. Seattle -- Dan Cody, DE, Oklahoma

Doesn't take a play off. Impact player, right away.

24. Green Bay -- Channing Crowder, LB, Florida

Pack need best defensive player available.

25. Denver -- Shaun Cody, DT, USC

Can play inside or outside. It was a mismatch with him and Oklahoma.

26. N.Y. Jets -- Carlos Rodgers, CB, Auburn

A lock-up corner in an age when guile is valued more than physical presence.

27. Atlanta -- Khalif Barnes, OT, Washington

If Michael Vick gets some protection, he could be even better.

28. San Diego -- Brodney Pool, FS, Oklahoma

The league's No. 31 pass defense needs help now.

29. Indianapolis -- Daryl Blackstock, LB, Virginia

Blackstock helps round out a front seven that needs to get better for the Colts to contend for the Super Bowl.

30. Pittsburgh -- Demarcus Ware, LB/DE, Troy State

Value pick this low in the first round. Could became as good as any of the higher rated LBs or DEs.

31. Philadelphia -- Anttaj Hawthorne, DT, Wisconsin

It would have been nice to control the Patriots up the middle.

32. New England -- Corey Webster, CB, LSU

No more Troy Brown experiment. Webster was a receiver who converted to corner.

beer bacon
04-15-2005, 01:00 PM
There are some crazy bastards doing mocks now and days. Tennessee taking James over Rolle, Johnson, and Merriman would have to be the stupidest pick of the draft.

Brock
04-15-2005, 01:00 PM
Dallas taking TWO DEs? Hmmm...

whoman69
04-15-2005, 01:03 PM
I can't see any way that the Bears give up on Grossman so soon. They have quite a few players rated higher than anyone else and hardly any teams looking a CB help.

Mr. Laz
04-15-2005, 01:10 PM
i think Antrell Rolle ends up being a Free safety in the NFL myself


we need a Free safety too, so i guess that works.


for a cornerback, i prefer Carlos Rogers

Bowser
04-15-2005, 01:13 PM
See Laz, we take safeties and make them corners around here. Not vice versa.

ChiefsCountry
04-15-2005, 01:16 PM
That mock is a little outdated.

Mile High Mania
04-15-2005, 02:11 PM
Seriously... Cowboy Nation will flip if they go 2 DEs. I see DE / CB if the right CB is there, or possibly FS since Woodson is no longer there.

I see DE at their first pick and if there's a strong WR like Clayton at 20, then he's a Cowboy.

Spicy McHaggis
04-15-2005, 02:21 PM
And where the hell is Thomas Davis?

beer bacon
04-15-2005, 02:23 PM
And where the hell is Thomas Davis?

Wow. I just noticed that he has Brodney Pool going in the first, but not Davis.

Mr. Laz
04-15-2005, 02:26 PM
That mock is a little outdated.
not really...

other than a few pro day workouts, nothing much has happend in the last few weeks.

Frosty
04-15-2005, 02:35 PM
As much as I like Bill Swancutt, I don't see him going in the first.