Mock Draft Week Continues: Lane Adkins

Three out of four OBR mockers agree: Matt Leinart (pictured) will soon be a Titan. Lane Adkins joins the parade of mocks his own view of how the draft will break down in two weeks.

1. Houston TexansReggie Bush; RB; USC

The Texans seek a dynamic presence in the backfield to compliment quarterback David Carr. Adding a player of the athletic ability of Bush, the Texans should immediately become a better offensive team, but questions need to be answered whether Bush can handle the physical demands of being an every-down back at the professional level.

2. New Orleans Saints – D'Brickashaw Ferguson; OT; Virginia

The next dominating offensive left tackle lands in New Orleans. All indications are the Saints would like to move down a couple spots to land Ferguson or linebacker A.J. Hawk.

3. Tennessee TitansMatt Leinart; QB; USC

Leinart falls into the lap of the Titans and offensive coordinator Norm Chow (former USC offensive coordinator). There isn't a better match in the draft and now the Titans will plan on moving on without QB Steve McNair.

4. New York JetsMario Williams; DE; North Carolina St

The Jets need help getting to the quarterback and Williams could be the next big thing. The very talented Williams could quickly let Jets fans forget about the departed John Abraham.

5. Green Bay Packers – A.J. Hawk; LB; Ohio State

Green Bay is in need of a playmaker at linebacker and Hawk fits the bill. The Packers defense will improve immediately with the addition of the hands-down best LB in the draft.

6. San Francisco 49ersVernon Davis; TE; Maryland

This is a tough call for the 49ers, with the team void of talent on the offensive side of the ball, San Francisco passes on S Michael Huff to obtain talent for QB Alex Smith.

7. Oakland RaidersVince Young; QB; Texas

The Raiders could use help along the defensive line and offensive tackle, but the intrigue of Young, a tremendous athlete will be too much for the Raiders to pass on.

8. Buffalo Bills – Brodrick Buckley; DL; FSU

Buckley has elevated his stock this off-season, with the Bills being one of many teams seeking a tremendous athlete to man the tackle and potentially defensive end spots. Buckley is a nice fit with the Bills.

9. Detroit Lions – Michael Huff; S; Texas

Draft-day doesn't start any better than this for the Lions, as Huff is capable of stepping in and helping a safety deficient Lions roster. The Lions get their man.

10. Arizona CardinalsJay Cutler; QB; Vanderbilt

The Cardinals need to solidify the QB spot for the future, with Cutler the process of learning the Arizona offensive sitting behind starter Kurt Warner begins.

11. St. Louis Rams - Haloti Ngata; DT; Oregon

The Rams are relatively thin at the defensive tackle position and Ngata fills the void in a huge way. The interior of the Rams defensive struggled at times, the addition of Ngata provides the team with a big, run-stuffing type tackle.

12. Cleveland BrownsKamerion Wimbley; DE/OLB; Florida State

The Browns desperately need to get to the quarterback, Wimbley should provide that explosive potential from the stand-up end type rushing spot.

13. Baltimore RavensWinston Justice; OT; USC

Justice is the top-rated offensive lineman available and the Ravens have a need at right tackle, with Justice being the left tackle of the future.

14. Philadelphia EaglesChad Jackson; WR; Florida

Adding size, speed, and quickness is a desire of the Eagles. With Jackson, the Eagles address all the issues at receiver.

15. Denver BroncosManny Lawson; DE; North Carolina St.

The Broncos lack a playmaker from the defensive end position. Lawson provides plenty of quickness and natural ability to become the rusher from the end spot Denver needs.

16. Miami DolphinsSantonio Holmes; WR; Ohio State

Miami looks for another weapon from the wide-out position and Holmes is a solid selection to compliment Chris Chambers.

17. Minnesota VikingsJimmy Williams; DB; Virginia Tech

Passing on LB's Chad Greenway and Ernie Sims is tough, but Williams is a significant talent at #17 and the Vikings jump on the opportunity.

18. Dallas Cowboys – Chad Greenway; LB; Iowa

Dallas solidifies its LB situation with the addition of the multi-talented Greenway.

19. San Diego ChargersTye Hill; DB; Clemson

The Chargers have struggled against the pass, Hill provides the skill-set to be a solid cornerback in San Diego.

20. Kansas City Chiefs - Mathias Kiwanuka; DE; Boston College

Kansas City is looking for a pass rushing threat from the end position, Kiwanuka possesses this ability and could become a find with the 20th selection.

21. New England Patriots - DeAngelo Williams; RB; Memphis

Passing on LB is tough here, but Williams skill is too good to pass on. Depth is addressed at the RB position.

22. Denver Broncos – Nick Mangold; C; Ohio State

Center is a potential position of need, with Mangold being hands-down the best center in the draft. Denver should be set for the next decade with Mangold.

23. Tampa Bay: DeMeco Ryans; LB; Alabama

24. Cincinnati: Thomas Howard; OLB; UTEP

25. NY Giants: Bobby Carpenter; LB; Ohio State

26. Chicago: Leonard Pope; TE; Georgia

27. Carolina: Mercedes Lewis; TE; UCLA

28. Jacksonville: Tamba Hali; DE; Penn State

29. New York Jets - Max Jean-Giles; OG; Georgia

30. Indianapolis: Laurence Maroney; RB; Minnesota

31. Seattle: Kelly Jennings; DB; Miami

32. Pittsburgh: Donte Whitner; S; Ohio State


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