Mock Draft Update-2 Rounds
Written by Curt Popejoy on 11/21/2009
1. Cleveland-Jimmy Clausen, QB Notre Dame-There will be a new GM, a new head coach, and if either
have any sense they will dump Brady Quinn and Derek Anderson and start fresh.
2. Detroit-Ndamukong Suh, DT Nebraska-Russell Okung could
be the pick here, but Suh is my top rated player, and there is no team in the
league who wouldn't be better with him on their team.
3. St. Louis-Jake Locker, QB Washington-The league seems to
be raging for Locker even as his game gets worse each week. The Rams need a young quarterback, and with
Bulger still there, they shouldn't have to rush to get him on the field next
City-Russell Okung, OT Oklahoma State-Almost went Eric Berry here, to add a
playmaker to the secondary, but the offense lives and dies with poor offensive
line. Okung would allow them to move
Branden Albert inside fixing two spots with one pick.
5. Tampa Bay-Dez Bryant, WR Oklahoma State-Could be Gerald McCoy here as well, but Josh Freeman
would really benefit from an explosive player like Bryant.
6. Oakland-Taylor Mays, S USC-Eric Berry is the best safety in the draft, but he won't have the
triangle numbers Mays will so it's obvious this will be Skeletor's pick.
7. Washington-Sam Bradford, QB Oklahoma-I doubt Jim Zorn makes it back, so the new head coach is
going to want to wash his hands of Jason Campbell quickly. Washington has weapons and Bradford can get
them the football.
8. Buffalo-Gerald McCoy, DT Oklahoma-The Bills must shore
up their run defense and McCoy is a step in the right direction. If Trent Edwards continues to stink it up,
Tim Tebow might be the pick.
9. Seattle-Eric Berry, S Tennessee-The Seahawks are building a solid defense but any defense
can benefit from an elite playmaker in the back 4. This team has been searching for that type of
safety for a long time. Great value pick
10. Jacksonville-Ryan Mallett, QB Arkansas-I wouldn't be
shocked if Mallett goes before Bradford when the draft actually gets here but
for now, I leave him here, to energize a dying franchise in Jacksonville.
11. San Francisco-Bruce Campbell, OT Maryland-Campbell has
a ton of potential but looks to have some injury red flags so he'll slip a
little. The Niners are desperate to find a right tackle, and let Adam Snyder move to guard.
12. Tennessee-Jermaine Gresham, TE Oklahoma-Both Bo Scaife
and Alge Crumpler are free agents this offseason, so Gresham and his combo of
run blocking and receiving would make perfect sense for Vince Young.
13. San Francisco -
from Carolina-Terrence Cody, DT Alabama-Good chance the Niners lose their NT to
free agency so a replacement is a must.
14. Green Bay-Charles Brown, OT USC-Probably too early for
Brown but he has more upside than the next few tackle prospects, and the
Packers are in dire need of a tackle upgrade.
15. New York Jets-Arthur Jones, DT/DE Syracuse-The Jets run
the 3-4 and so a player like Jones who play all along the line would be a nice benefit.
16. Miami-Rolando McClain, LB Alabama-The Dolphins defense needs a strong physical presence in
the middle, and McClain is as strong and physical as they come.
17. Denver - from
Chicago-Carlos Dunlap, DE Florida-I am not very high on Dunlap because I don't
think he puts out effort close to his measureables, but I think the triangle
numbers will get him drafted earlier than he should.
18. New York
Giants-Earl Thomas, S Texas-If Kenny Phillips injury is really career
threatening, than replacing him in the secondary is a must, and Thomas has
really emerged this season.
19. San Diego-C.J. Spiller, RB Clemson-Ladanian Tomlinson is
getting older and Darren Sproles is not a feature type player but would pair nicely
with Spiller. His comparisons to Percy Harvin will help his draft status in a big way.
20. Houston-Joe Haden, CB Florida-Houston seemingly always
needs to upgrade a spot in their secondary, and Haden is the best corner in the
draft, so getting him this late is a nice value pick.
Philadelphia-Greg Hardy, DE Ole. Miss-The aggressive Eagles defense we are all
used to see has been getting gashed in the air, and part of that is from a lack
of pass rush. Hardy would certainly help
22. Atlanta-Derrick Morgan, DE Georgia Tech-The Falcons
need a pass rushing end badly, and I expect Morgan is going to have a nice
offseason and move up into the first round.
23. Seattle - from Denver-Bryan Bulaga, OT Iowa-Seattle is
still hunting for their next great left tackle. I'm not sure they find it with Bulaga but he's a very good player.
24. Baltimore-Golden Tate, WR Notre Dame-Tate gives Joe Flacco a great target, as well as giving the
Ravens an explosive kick returner.
25. Dallas-Trent Williams, OT Oklahoma-Williams has really
disappointed this season at left tackle, but in the NFL I think right tackle is
where he will excel and Dallas needs an upgrade there.
26. Arizona-Jerry Hughes, DE TCU-In the 3-4 Hughes will
play the rush OLB, and he's far and away
the best prospect at that position in the country.
27. Cincinnati-Jahvid Best, RB Cal-I hope that Best is able
to make a full recovery and have a long and productive career. I think his injury will put him behind
Spiller but he's still a great player.
28. New England-Damian Williams, WR USC-The Pats swung and
missed withChad Jackson, so they take another run at drafting a
bigtime wide receiver to pair up with and eventually replace Randy Moss.
29. Minnesota-Colt McCoy, QB Texas-McCoy has a ton of potential and the chance to sit and learn behind Favre would really help.
30. Pittsburgh-Ras-I Dowling, CB Virginia-I considered
Morgan Burnett here, but Downing is a good enough athlete to play both CB and
safety. Great playmaker to pair up with
31. Indianapolis-Brandon Spikes, LB Florida-Strengthing up
the interior of the Colts run defense is always an offseason topic, and Spikes
is a fast physical playmaker who has not problem getting his grill up in the run game.
32. New Orleans-Travis Lewis, OLB Oklahoma-If Lewis
declares, and have the kind of offseason I expect, he'll never last this long,
but if New Orleans could get a talent like Lewis to upgrade their defense.
1. Cleveland-Brandon LaFell, WR LSU-No reason to draft a
new quarterback and not get him a new target to throw to. LaFell will be the best wr on the roster the
second he's drafted.
2. Detroit-Joseph Barksdale, OT LSU-The best lineman on the Tigers wasn't Ciron Black. Barksdale has improved so much over last
season, he'll be a great pick for the Lions.
3. St. Louis-Everson Griffen, DE USC-The Rams will need to
replace Leonard Little this offseason as he's a free agent, and they have
younger players to lock up first.
4. Kansas City-Von Miller, DE/LB Texas A&M-The Chiefs are so void at talent on defense anyone
would be an upgrade. Miller is a monster
off the edge and would make a great pairing with Tamba Hali at OLB and help them
generate some pressure on opposing quarterbacks.
5. Tampa Bay-Sean Witherspoon, LB Missouri-The Bucs would be elated if Witherspoon fell this far
because their linebackers don't really scare anyone.
6. Oakland-Sergio Kindle, DE/LB Texas-Kindle is going to
have great numbers in shorts, and that's enough for Al Davis to get a man crush
on him. He really is an explosive
player, and could do well at OLB for the Raiders.
7. Washington-Anthony Davis, OT Rutgers-Great run blocking
and athletic tackle. Just what the new
head coach will want.
8. Buffalo-Tim Tebow, QB Florida-Tebow will ultimately tumble because teams don't know what to
do with him and he lands in buffalo and will certainly rally the fanbase if
9. Seattle-Donovan Warren, CB Michigan-The re-building of
the Seahawks secondary gets another big lift with Warren.
10. New England - from Jacksonville-Jared Odrick, DT/DE
Penn State-The Pats love guys who they can move around that 3 man front and
Odrick certainly fits the bill.
11. San Francisco-Ricky Sapp, De/LB Clemson-The Niners need
to improve their pass rush, and Sapp has the look of a really good rush OLB.
12. New England - from Tennessee-Eric Norwood, DE/LB South
Carolina-Another versitile player to plug into that hybrid 3-4 defense.
13. Carolina-Arrelious Benn, WR Illinois-I am giving Benn
the benefit of the doubt that this season was because of the Juice and he's
still got some game left in him.
14. Green Bay-Ryan Matthews, RB Fresno State-Ryan Grant has
been a huge disappointment this year, and when you have to bring Ahman Green
off the streets to spell him the depth at running back has to be
15. New York Jets-Brandon Ghee, CB Wake Forest-Ghee would
be a nice player to pair up with Darrell Revis and would significantly improve
the Jets pass defense.
16. Miami-Jonathan Dwyer, RB Georgia Tech-Ricky Williams
will be gone and Ronnie Brown will be coming off a knee injury, so a guy like
Dwyer will be asked to come in and play early.
17. Tampa Bay - from Chicago-Morgan Burnett, FS Georgia
Tech-Strictly a BPA pick here Burnett is
a ballhawk in the secondary.
18. New York Giants-Vince Oghobaase, DT Duke-The Giants are
looking at possibly losing two interior defensive linemen to free agency,
19. San Diego-Jeff Owens, DT Georgia-When you have to sign
a guy who was working at a rental car company to fill in when your NT gets
hurt, depth is a concern.
20. Houston-Myron Lewis, S Vanderbilt-Houston seems to
always have a need for more talent in their defensive backfield, and Lewis is
one of the top all around safetys in the nation.
21. Philadelphia-Jason Fox, OT Miami-The Eagles line got
hit pretty hard with injuries so adding a versitile guy like Fox would really
22. Kansas City - from Atlanta-Darrell Stuckey, S
Kansas-They Chiefs probably wish they had Bernard Pollard back, but Stuckey is
a much better player and would be a huge upgrade to Mike Brown and whoever else
they are pulling off the street to play safety.
23. Denver-Mike Iupati, G Idaho-Denver is going to have to
start getting younger in their offensive interior and Iupati is the best guard in
24. Baltimore-Trevard Lindley, CB Kentucky-The Ravens don't
have a ton of gaps on their team so adding quality depth at defensive back
makes perfect sense.
25. Dallas-Major Wright, S Florida-The run on safetys continue with Wright, who's more like a
third cornerback on the field with exceptional speed and ball skills.
26. Arizona-Gabe Carimi, OT Wisconsin-The Cardinals have
not gotten good play out of their tackles, so bringing in Crimini would help
push the others on the roster and probably start at right tackle.
27. Cincinnati-Brandon Graham, DE Michigan-You assume
Antwom Odom will make a full recovery but even so, Graham would be great for
depth along the defensive line.
28. New England-Anthony Dixon, RB Mississippi State-The
Patriots are still looking for a back to complement/replace Laurence Maroney,
and Dixon has shown to be a 3 down workhorse back.
29. Minnesota-Joe Pawelek, LB Baylor-The rich get richer as
the Vikings bolster an already great defense. Pawelek is an old school enforcer on the field.
30. Pittsburgh-Dan Williams, DT Tennessee-Casey Hampton is
a free agent but even if he stays his days are numbered as a starter.
31. Indianapolis-Tyson Alualu, DT Cal-The Colts can always
use interior defensive line, and Alualu like Dan Williams is really moving up
draft boards because they are so disruptive.
32. New Orleans-Boo Robinson, DT Wake Forest-The round
wraps up with a third straight defensive tackle. Williams is a mountain of a man, and should
eat up double teams.
Last Edited: 11/21/2009