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04-29-2007, 02:59 AM
Rank, player Position School
1. Calvin Johnson WR Ga. Tech
Gosselin on Johnson: Since the NFL opened the door to underclassmen in 1990, juniors have gone first overall in 10 of 17 drafts. Come Saturday, make it 11 times. The Oakland Raiders are likely to select either LSU QB JaMarcus Russell or Johnson with the first overall choice. Both are skipping their senior seasons. It also will be the third consecutive draft an underclassman has gone first overall, following QB Alex Smith in 2005 (San Francisco) and DE Mario Williams in 2006 (Houston). A record 15 underclassmen were selected in the first round in 2005. Seventeen juniors carry potential first-round grades into this draft. At 6-5, 239 pounds with 4.35 speed in the 40, Johnson is the best of the bunch.
2. Adrian Peterson HB Oklahoma
3. JaMarcus Russell QB LSU
4. Joe Thomas OT Wisconsin
5. Brady Quinn QB Notre Dame
6. Gaines Adams DE Clemson
7. LaRon Landry S LSU
8. Darrelle Revis CB Pittsburgh
9. Levi Brown OT Penn St.
10. Leon Hall CB Michigan
Rank, player Position School
11. Jamaal Anderson DE Arkansas
12. Patrick Willis MLB Mississippi
13. Adam Carriker DE Nebraska
14. Marshawn Lynch HB California
15. Lawrence Timmons OLB Florida St.
16. Robert Meachem WR Tennessee
17. Reggie Nelson S Florida
Gosselin on Nelson: Since 1967, when the AFL and NFL merged drafts, there have never been four safeties taken in a first round. That could change with LaRon Landry, Nelson, Michael Griffin and Brandon Meriweather all toting first-round grades. The search is on for safeties with ball skills, and Nelson is coming off a six-interception season for the national champions. "His nickname is the Eraser," Florida CB Reggie Lewis said. "If I got in a situation where I was beaten, I knew I had the Eraser back there. With Reggie behind me, I knew I didn't have any problems."
18. Ben Grubbs G Auburn
19. Ted Ginn Jr. WR Ohio St.
20. Joe Staley OT C. Michigan
Rank, player Position School
21. Amobi Okoye DT Louisville
22. Aaron Ross CB Texas
23. Jarvis Moss DE Florida
24. Jon Beason OLB Miami-Fla.
Gosselin on Beason: The Hurricanes are no longer a college football power, but they remain a dominant force every April. They've had first-round selections in 12 consecutive NFL drafts, the longest current streak among the colleges. The next longest streak is five by Oklahoma. Miami also has had 22 players selected in the first round this decade 10 more than runner-up Florida State. The Hurricanes can pad both totals with three potential first-round draft picks: Beason, S Brandon Meriweather and TE Greg Olsen. Beason has been compared to ex-teammate Jonathan Vilma, a No. 1 pick by the Jets in 2004. A bit undersized (6-0, 237), Beason packs a heavyweight's punch in a middleweight's body.
25. Dwayne Bowe WR LSU
26. Michael Griffin S Texas
27. Paul Posluszny MLB Penn St.
28. Justin Harrell DT Tennessee
29. David Harris MLB Michigan
30. Brandon Meriweather S Miami-Fla.
Rank, player Position School
31. Greg Olsen TE Miami-Fla.
32. Anthony Gonzalez WR Ohio St.
33. Alan Branch DT Michigan
34. Anthony Spencer DE Purdue
35. Chris Houston CB Arkansas
36. Ryan Kalil C Southern Cal
37. Trent Edwards QB Stanford
Gosselin on Edwards: The pre-draft hype focused on the two elite passers at the top of this board, LSU's JaMarcus Russell and Notre Dame's Brady Quinn. But three quality quarterbacks factor into the second round: Edwards, Drew Stanton of Michigan State and Kevin Kolb of Houston. All could go quickly. Edwards went 26-0 in his final two seasons at Los Gatos (Calif.) HS and set a state record by completing 78.1 percent of his passes as a junior. But he played on some terrible teams at Stanford, winning only 10 of his 31 starts. He also took a beating, missing time with shoulder, thumb and foot injuries. Still, he's 6-4, 231 pounds with a big arm. The NFL loves measurables at quarterback.
38. Arron Sears G Tennessee
39. Dwayne Jarrett WR Southern Cal
40. Drew Stanton QB Michigan St.
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41. Sidney Rice WR S. Carolina
42. Justin Blalock G Texas
43. Craig Davis WR LSU
44. Kevin Kolb QB Houston
45. Steve Smith WR Southern Cal
46. Claude "Turk" McBride DT Tennessee
47. Antonio Pittman HB Ohio St.
Gosselin on Pittman: Running back is one of the thinnest positions in this draft. After Adrian Peterson and Marshawn Lynch at the top, there could be a stretch of 30-plus picks before the next runner goes. Some NFL teams do not have any RBs in the second round and there's no consensus on how the backs stack up after the first two. Different teams have Pittman, Kenny Irons (Auburn), Chris Henry (Arizona), Brandon Jackson (Nebraska) and Tony Hunt (Penn State) rated as the third back on draft boards. Pittman has 4.40 speed in the 40 and rushed for 1,233 yards and 14 touchdowns last season.
48. Victor Abiamiri DE Notre Dame
49. Tony Ugoh OT Arkansas
50. Marcus McCauley CB Fresno St.
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51. John Beck QB BYU
52. LaMarr Woodley DE Michigan
53. DeMarcus "Tank" Tyler DT N. Car. St.
54. Zach Miller TE Arizona St.
55. Ray McDonald DE Florida
56. Eric Wright CB UNLV
Gosselin on Wright: NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has made it his mission to clean up the league's image, and he showed team owners he means business by suspending Tennessee cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones for the 2007 season for repeated run-ins with the law. So prospects in 2007 have been scrutinized like in no other draft. Players with past issues might slide on draft day a half-round for some, a full round for others, a couple of rounds for still others. Wright is one of those players with a skeleton in his closet an assault charge with an investigation of rape. No charges were ever filed. He has first-round talent but will slide into the second round and maybe beyond.
57. Eric Weddle S Utah
58. Kenny Irons HB Auburn
59. Charles Johnson DE Georgia
60. Tanard Jackson S Syracuse

Chiefs not only drilled their needs but got solid to good value.

If you don't like their draft, fine, but don't make yourself look like an idiot with comments like "reach".

beer bacon
04-29-2007, 03:00 AM
This actually feels like a good draft. What an odd feeling.

04-29-2007, 03:35 AM
Herm's picked solid football players his first couple of years here...

04-29-2007, 03:36 AM
Pittman and Jackson are still available.......yea get that 4th rounder...

04-29-2007, 06:43 AM
Pittman and Jackson are still available.......yea get that 4th rounder...

Pittman in the 4th would feel like a steal.

I just hope Randy Mueller gives that pick up.

04-29-2007, 06:56 AM
I've been looking at final Top 100's this morning. We got excellent value out of this draft. This is a good day.

04-29-2007, 07:29 AM
I'm pleasantly surprised Herm has done a good job this year and last.

Cave Johnson
04-29-2007, 08:11 AM
Perhaps I've been influenced by all the mocks, but I would feel better about this draft had we taken Meachem over Bowe. Still, solid value throughout.

04-29-2007, 08:14 AM
I'm pleasantly surprised Herm has done a good job this year and last.

Yeah, but don't forget that the scouting department have done a good job on day 1's for 3 years in a row, which includes 2005 in Derrick Johnson and Dustin Colquitt.

04-29-2007, 09:45 AM
Herm's picked solid football players his first couple of years here...

You are absolutely right. You can say all you want about Herm not being a very good HC, but he is certainly one of the best in picking talent come draft day.

04-29-2007, 10:16 AM
Who is saying we reached? This has been a great draft so far, I don't see how anyone can say we reached on any of our picks.

04-29-2007, 10:27 AM
Dwayne Bowe at 25 even seems extraordinarily low.

Good first three, Chiefs.