|1- San Francisco 49ers - Full NFL Draft Coverage @ SFIllustrated.com||Alex Smith/Utah||QB|
|Analysis: We're told the 49ers actually have
Smith rated higher than Aaron Rodgers so they'll go with him here. |
Other Considerations: Braylon Edwards
|2- Miami Dolphins - Full NFL Draft Coverage @ DolphinDigest.com||Ronnie Brown/Auburn||RB|
Analysis: He fills a need at one of the most
important positions on offense. They would also love to trade down to acquire
as many picks as possible since they have so many needs. If they stay at #2,
Brown is the selection.
Other Considerations: Alex Smith if he would drop to them.
|Analysis: They don't like from what we're told
Rogers and since Smith is gone, they have Edwards at the best value on the
board and they'll go with him.
Other Considerations: Alex Smith should he drop to them.
Analysis: Offensive coordinator Ron Turner
prefers the between the tackle runners who can handle a lot of work so Benson
makes the most sense here.
Other Considerations: Carnell Williams.
|Analysis: It comes down to Rogers and Carnell Williams but this draft is deep at running back so head coach Jon Gruden will look for one a little later on the first day of the draft.|
|Analysis: Rolle gives them the size they're
looking for at the position and he fills a big need. |
Other Considerations: Mike Williams, Adam Jones.
|7- Minnesota Vikings (Oak) - Full NFL Draft Coverage @ VikingUpdate.com||Mike Williams/USC||WR|
|Analysis: He'll help replace Randy Moss. Other Considerations: Cedric Benson should he slip to them.|
|Analysis: It comes down to who is the better
value at a need position. Keep in mind that head coach Dennis Green is more
of an offensive minded coach.|
Other Considerations: Adam Jones. If Antrel Rolle was still there, he could give them a hard choice to make because we're told they really like him.
|Adam Jones/West Virginia||CB|
Analysis: They get a player at a need position
who also can work on special teams returns.
Other Considerations: Mike Williams if he dropped down.
Analysis: Tough call here. Johnson's the right
choice as he's the best value.
Other Considerations: Shawne Merriman since they could use another pass-rushing end.
Analysis: Solid selection no matter what front
Other Considerations: Troy Williamson, Derrick Johnson.
|Troy Williamson/South Carolina||WR|
Analysis: Gives them a badly
needed depth threat at the position.
Other Considerations: Alex Barron is a strong consideration here and he would eventually replace veteran OT Roman Oben.
Analysis: He's a good value here and is an
upgrade over OLT Seth Wand.
Other Considerations: Jammal Brown.
Analysis: Gives them help at a need position.
They can keep veteran OL Mike Wahle inside with Brown in the fold.
Other Considerations: Barron if he slipped.
Analysis: Even if they acquire Patrick Surtain,
Rogers should still start opposite him.
Other Considerations: Marcus Spears because of his versatility.
Analysis: They can play him at outside linebacker
or at safety.
Other Considerations: Marcus Spears since he can play inside.
Analysis: Fills two needs as he can play inside
Other Considerations: David Pollack since they could use another pass rusher.
Analysis: They could use another pass rusher
opposite Kenechi Udeze and they can use Pollack from a linebacker spot as
well to rush the passer.
Other Considerations: Justin Tuck and Erasmus James.
Analysis: Fills a big need at right tackle.
Other Considerations: Jammal Brown should he drop to them.
Analysis: Finally gives them help next to S Roy Williams.
Other Considerations: DeMarcus Ware since they could use another outside pass rusher.
Analysis: Since veteran DE Marcellus Wiley
can't be counted on for much, Cody gives them youth and talent at the
Other Considerations: Justin Tuck.
Analysis: With the move to a 4-3 defensive
scheme, Johnson should be an immediate starter.
Other Considerations: Mark Clayton as they could use some top-shelf talent opposite veteran WR Derrick Mason.
|Demarcus Ware/Troy St||OLB|
Analysis: With veteran OLB Chad Brown on his
last legs, Ware is a nice fit to replace him.
Other Considerations: Justin Miller since they could use depth at the position and he can work on special teams returns. Erasmus James, Matt Roth, and Justin Tuck as they need depth at end.
|Justin Tuck/Notre Dame||DE|
Analysis: They need pass rush help and Tuck
could actually come in and start as a rookie.
Other Considerations: Erasmus James and Matt Roth.
Analysis: Gives them badly needed youth at the
Other Considerations: Matt Roth.
Analysis: They need a young cornerback Badly
and Miller fits the bill well. His special teams return ability helps.
Other Considerations: Matt Roth considering the status of veteran DE John Abraham.
Analysis: They could use a third end and
veteran Brady Smith probably only has a year or two left.
Other Considerations: Mark Clayton.
Analysis: They're looking for a defensive
lineman and Cody gives them some nice versatility there.
Other Considerations: Matt Jones because he gives them some size at receiver.
Analysis: He helps fill a big need in the
Other Considerations: Marlin Jackson due to his ability to play safety as well.
Analysis: They finally have a young and
talented tight end after this selection.
Other Considerations: Matt Jones who would give them size at wide receiver.
Analysis: Gives them badly needed talent
opposite Matt Jones and he's a class kid who head coach Andy Reid would like.
Other Considerations: We believe that they will wind up trading this pick but if they keep it, Matt Jones is another possibility to play receiver. He could be drafted to be an eventual replacement for Owens in a few years.
Analysis: He gives them size and the
versatility to play safety as well.
Other Considerations: Fabian Washington should he drop.
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