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Mr. Laz
12-26-2005, 01:13 PM
THE COYLE CORNER
by Frank Coyle, editor of the Draft Insider's Digest.

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December 22, 2005

First-round draft projection for 2006

1 Houston (2-12) - Reggie Bush - RB – USC; Texans offense is dreaming about getting this guy.

2 San Francisco (2-12) - Matt Leinart - QB – USC; 49ers would not be able to pass on this talent passer but is hoping for Reggie.

3 New York Jets (3-11) - Vince Young - QB – Texas; Jets offense has to have plan B in place with Chad Pennington recovering from another injury.

4 New Orleans (3-11) - Jimmy Williams - CB - Virginia Tech; Saints defense would to love to add this shutdown cover man.

5 Green Bay (3-11) - Haloti Ngata - DT – Oregon; Packers need to build down the middle to improve.

6 Tennessee (4-10) - D’Brickashaw Ferguson - OT - Virginia; Titans have to regroup at the key offensive positions.

7 Arizona (4-10) - Mario Williams - DE - North Carolina State; Cardinals always seem to be drafting pass rushers.

8 Detroit (4-10) - Mathias Kiwanuka - DE - Boston College; Lions defense would love to add this big play sack artist.

9 Buffalo (4-10) - Rodrique Wright - DT – Texas; Bills showing some weakness in the middle that could be addressed early this spring.

10 Oakland (4-10) - A.J. Hawk - LB - Ohio State; Raiders need playmakers on defense to return to the playoffs.

11 Baltimore (5-9) - Ahmad Brooks - LB – Virginia; Ravens jump at the chance to add an impact linebacker.

12 Cleveland (5-9) - Eric Winston - OT – Miami; Browns better protect passer’s blindside if they expect improvement.

13 St. Louis (5-9) - Charles Gordon - CB – Kansas; Rams need to add a top rated cover man.

14 Philadelphia (6-8) - Michael Bush - RB – Louisville; Eagles must find a way to run the ball better.

15 Miami (7-7) - Marcus McNeill - OT – Auburn; The Dolphins must protect their passer whoever he is next season.

16 Denver (from Washington - 8-6) - Michael Huff - S - Texas; Broncos’ secondary looking to add a playmaker.

17 Minnesota (8-6) - DeAngelo Williams - RB – Memphis; Vikings jump at the chance to land this complete tailback.

18 Dallas (8-6) - Jonathan Scott - OT – Texas; Big D better find a way to protect Bledsoe.

19 Atlanta (8-6) - Chad Greenway - LB – Iowa; Falcons defense would love to add this playmaker.

20 Kansas City (8-6) - Kelly Jennings - CB – Miami; Chiefs defense has improved but a top cover man would be difficult to pass on here.

21 New England (9-5) - LaRon Landry - S - LSU; Patriots’ secondary looking to add a well developed prospect.

22 Pittsburgh (9-5) - LenDale White - RB – USC; Steelers have a couple of aging tailbacks at the end of the road.

23 San Diego (9-5) - DeMario Minter - CB – Georgia; Chargers looking to add a quality cover man.

24 Tampa Bay (9-5) - Jesse Mahelona - DT - Tennessee Bucs front line needs an influx of talent.

25 New York Giants (10-4) - Bobby Carpenter - LB - Ohio State; Giants have little depth here and another playmaker is a must.

26 Chicago (10-4) - Vernon Davis - TE – Maryland; Bears offense would welcome this blue chip athlete with many needs on offense.

27 Jacksonville (10-4) - Maurice Drew - RB – UCLA; Jaguars ground game would welcome this playmaker.

28 Carolina (10-4) - DeMeco Ryans - LB – Alabama; Panthers defense looking for another playmaker on this unit.

29. Denver (11-3) - Marcedes Lewis - TE - UCLA; Broncos offense looking for a threat in the deep middle seam.

30 Cincinnati (11-3) - Leonard Pope - TE - Georgia; The Bengals offense would love to add this emerging playmaker.

31 Seattle (12-2) - Laurence Maroney - RB – Minnesota; Seahawks have to prepare if Shaun Alexander moves on in FA.

32 Indianapolis (13-1) - A.J. Nicholson - LB - Florida State; Colts could still address defense early in this draft.

Bowser
12-26-2005, 02:00 PM
The Niners take Leinert at #2 after taking Alex Smith #1 the year before? I don't think.

And isn't Charles Gordon a WR now?

chiefsfaninNC
12-26-2005, 02:47 PM
No way the niners take Leinart. They couldn't afford him on the roster and expect to have cap money for any other players. If Bush goes first I expect the niners will trade down.

nascher
12-26-2005, 02:56 PM
49er should take Brickashaw then. + Young stays