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Tribal Warfare
04-23-2006, 05:31 PM
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Rick Gosselin's second mock draft

01:58 PM CDT on Sunday, April 23, 2006



San Francisco's Alex Smith took a beating at quarterback physically and psychologically in 2005. The 49ers did not have any threatening offensive weapons, so defenses teed off on the rookie quarterback.
Smith was sacked 29 times in his seven starts, throwing only one touchdown against 11 interceptions. The way to accelerate a young quarterback's development is to surround him with better weapons.
By acquiring another first-round draft pick from Denver last week, the 49ers have the ability to do that. San Francisco now has the sixth and 22nd choices in the 2006 draft, which could put it in a position to claim the best tight end and best wide receiver on the draft board.
Put tight end Vernon Davis and wide receiver Santonio Holmes in the red and gold in 2006 and Smith would become a better quarterback overnight. The power presence of Davis and speed presence of Holmes would force defenses to shift the focus from the front end (attacking Smith) to the back end (protecting the goal line). Here is this week's mock draft:

Team Player Pos. School 1. Houston Reggie Bush HB Southern California
Comment: Best offensive player on the board

2. New Orleans
Mario Williams DE North Carolina State Comment: Best defensive player on the board 3. Tennessee Vince Young QB Texas Comment: Houston owner, Houston quarterback 4. N.Y. Jets Matt Leinart QB Southern California Comment: Giants have Manning, Jets need a headliner, too 5. Green Bay A.J. Hawk LB Ohio State Comment: Safest pick on the draft board 6. San Francisco Vernon Davis TE Maryland Comment: His 4.38 speed can stretch defenses 7. Oakland Michael Huff S Texas Comment: The Raiders need a defensive playmaker 8. Buffalo D'Brickashaw Ferguson OT Virginia Comment: Bills allowed 43 sacks in 2005 9. Detroit Brodrick Bunkley DT Florida State Comment: Active nose tackle in Warren Sapp mold 10. Arizona Jay Cutler QB Vanderbilt Comment: Kurt Warner not getting any younger 11. St. Louis Jimmy Williams CB Virginia Tech Comment: Rams need a shut-down corner 12. Cleveland Ernie Sims LB Florida State Comment: Browns need defensive playmakers 13. Baltimore Haloti Ngata DT Oregon Comment: The Ravens never did replace Tony Siragusa 14. Philadelphia Jonathan Joseph CB South Carolina Comment: NFC East loaded with giant receivers 15. Denver Laurence Maroney HB Minnesota Comment: Broncos cut leading rusher Mike Anderson 16. Miami Chad Greenway LB Iowa Comment: Dolphins need more athletic linebackers 17. Minnesota Demeco Ryans LB Alabama Comment:Vikings need linebackers, period 18. Dallas Manny Lawson DE North Carolina State Comment: A pass rusher to complement DeMarcus Ware 19. San Diego Antonio Cromartie CB Florida State Comment: NFL's 28th-ranked pass defense needs help 20. Kansas City Kamerion Wimbley DE Florida State Comment: Wimbley is from down the road in Wichita 21. New England Bobby Carpenter LB Ohio State Comment: Pats draft a Mike Vrabel clone 22. San Francisco Santonio Holmes WR Ohio State Comment: His 4.34 speed also stretches defenses 23. Tampa Bay Winston Justice OT Southern California Comment: Bucs allowed 41 sacks last year 24. Cincinnati Tye Hill CB Clemson Comment: NFL's 26th-ranked pass defense gets help 25. N.Y. Giants Donte Whitner S Ohio State Comment: Giants need a playmaker at back end 26. Chicago Jason Allen S Tennessee Comment: Chicago's historical credo Defense first 27. Carolina LenDale White HB Southern California Comment: Panthers replace Stephen Davis 28. Jacksonville Nick Mangold C Ohio State Comment: Toughens up one of NFL's best lines 29. N.Y. Jets DeAngelo Williams HB Memphis Comment: Curtis Martin has lost a step 30. Indianapolis Joe Addai HB LSU Comment: The Colts need to replace Edgerrin James 31. Seattle Chad Jackson WR Florida Comment: Another WR named Jackson from Florida 32. Pittsburgh Tamba Hali DE Penn State Comment: NFL champions add Big Ten sack leader

BigRock
04-23-2006, 06:11 PM
I'm sure this has been talked about plenty of times, but is there a possibility of another Ryan Sims situation with Kamerion Wimbley and Brodrick Bunkley both coming from the same defensive line?

Tribal Warfare
04-23-2006, 07:21 PM
I'm sure this has been talked about plenty of times, but is there a possibility of another Ryan Sims situation with Kamerion Wimbley and Brodrick Bunkley both coming from the same defensive line?
Wimbley doesn't really appeal to me, because the guy is a very average speed rusher who was neutralized in the Senior Bowl

chop
04-23-2006, 07:30 PM
I'm sure this has been talked about plenty of times, but is there a possibility of another Ryan Sims situation with Kamerion Wimbley and Brodrick Bunkley both coming from the same defensive line?


Same thing with Manny Lawson and Mario Williams.

JBucc
04-23-2006, 07:33 PM
I really don't like him. To me he's just a poor man's Manny Lawson.

Lurch
04-23-2006, 07:40 PM
Same thing with Manny Lawson and Mario Williams.

No, no. You don't get it. Manny Lawson is an alias for Jesus H. Christ. He is the second coming of Randy White, after he gains 40-50 pounds. Bank on it.

BigRock
04-23-2006, 08:26 PM
Same thing with Manny Lawson and Mario Williams.
That's defintely another case... but like people always say to defend Lawson, at least they're on opposite sides of the line. And supposedly Lawson drew just as much coverage, although I'm just going by what others have said.

Did Wimbley and Bunkley play right next to each other, though? A DT/DE combo makes me a lot more nervous. We already got the bum end of one combo with Sims, and if we drafted Wimbley I could just see a reverse-Sims situation where this time the DT was the stud.

I figured there were Wimbley supporters who know this stuff better than I do, that's why I brought it up.

Coogs
04-23-2006, 08:34 PM
No, no. You don't get it. Manny Lawson is an alias for Jesus H. Christ.

And can't the same be said for Cromartie, Hali, Williams the CB, yada, yada, yada?

Lawson is a heck of a football player, as I am sure are some of these other guys. Each of us have our own opinions as to which will help the Chiefs. And, we are probably all right, as every single guy being pimped here would upgrade our pathetic defense.

Lurch
04-23-2006, 08:45 PM
And can't the same be said for Cromartie, Hali, Williams the CB, yada, yada, yada?

Lawson is a heck of a football player, as I am sure are some of these other guys. Each of us have our own opinions as to which will help the Chiefs. And, we are probably all right, as every single guy being pimped here would upgrade our pathetic defense.

Oh, I agree. I understand your point. That said, Lawson is my pick for most over-hyped and over-rated potential first rounder at this point.

Mecca
04-24-2006, 12:30 AM
You could have made this a little easier to read.....

CupidStunt
04-24-2006, 05:48 AM
Same thing with Manny Lawson and Mario Williams.

Mario Williams (6,7, 295 JR) was neutralized in the Senior bowl? Interesting.

Coogs
04-24-2006, 09:46 AM
Comment: Wimbley is from down the road in Wichita

What a weak excuse to draft a guy. I want to hear "he is a playmaker and a difference maker that the Chiefs desprately need" as opposed to "he is from down the road in Wichita".

BigChiefFan
04-24-2006, 09:50 AM
I will be upset if we take Wimbley in the first round. Wimbley looks like a somebody you take in the mid second round and below, IMO.

Coogs
04-24-2006, 09:52 AM
I will be upset if we take Wimbley in the first round. Wimbley looks like a somebody you take in the mid second round and below, IMO.

Yeah, but he is "from down the road in Wichita". :)

Chiefnj
04-24-2006, 10:24 AM
After Sims/Pepper, as a Chiefs fan you have to wonder who made who?


Williams, Lawson, McCargo?

Bunkley, Wimbley?

Mr. Laz
04-24-2006, 10:35 AM
You could have made this a little easier to read.....

spacing anyone?


return key :shrug:

Mecca
04-24-2006, 12:11 PM
I will be upset if we take Wimbley in the first round. Wimbley looks like a somebody you take in the mid second round and below, IMO.

Wimbley is rated as a mid-late first rounder by nearly everyone...He's gonna go in the first, he's got a burst off the line he can play DE or OLB. He has a big enough frame to add weight, I really so no issue with him.

htismaqe
04-24-2006, 12:55 PM
Wimbley is rated as a mid-late first rounder by nearly everyone...He's gonna go in the first, he's got a burst off the line he can play DE or OLB. He has a big enough frame to add weight, I really so no issue with him.

Yep. Most of the stuff I have read have him as a 1st-round prospect in the 18-26 range.

And the Chiefs apparently spent a ton of time with him at the Senior Bowl.

BigChiefFan
04-24-2006, 01:01 PM
He could be slated to go in the top 5 and I would still walk away unimpressed. I believe he is a PROJECT and still may only be a situational pass-rusher, at best. I expect an everydown player with our 1st round picks, just my take.

htismaqe
04-24-2006, 01:02 PM
He could be slated to go in the top 5 and I would still walk away unimpressed. I believe he is a PROJECT and still may only be a situational pass-rusher, at best. I expect an everydown player with our 1st round picks, just my take.

You just described Manny Lawson.

BigChiefFan
04-24-2006, 01:05 PM
You just described Manny Lawson. Hardly. Wimbley will most likely be a situational, pass-rushing defensive END. I expect Lawson, to be an EVERYDOWN OLBer.

htismaqe
04-24-2006, 01:09 PM
Hardly. Wimbley will most likely be a situational, pass-rushing defensive END. I expect Lawson, to be an EVERYDOWN OLBer.

ROFL

Sorry for questioning your obviously superior knowledge, Mr. Brandt.

Chiefnj
04-24-2006, 01:24 PM
I wouldn't mind Wimbley or Lawson if the plan is to have them put on weight and play DE in a 4-3 or switch up to a 3-4 and have them play OLB. I just don't want another Falcon creation nor do I want them to convert to OLB in a 4-3.

Tribal Warfare
04-24-2006, 01:58 PM
I'd rather have Tamba Hali anyway