2007 NFL Mock Draft

1) Oakland- QB JaMarcus Russell, LSU It may come down to the wire with this decision, but Oakland drafts for need which will be a huge mistake.

2) Detroit- WR Calvin Johnson, Georgia Tech The Lions have been burnt in the past. If the Bucs or someone else antes up then it will be Johnson, but I think in the end, it will be Johnson for the Lions even if nobody else trades up.

3) Cleveland- QB Brady Quinn, Notre Dame The Browns need more on offense and they may as well start at the top with the guy calling the signals. I think the Browns take Russell in a heartbeat, but it's a coin flip between Quinn and Peterson. The quarterback wins.

4) Tampa Bay- DE Gaines Adams, Clemson The Bucs will do everything possible to trade for Johnson, and if they take Adams, expect the commissioner to announce a trade shortly thereafter.

5) Arizona- OT Joe Thomas, Wisconsin Cards need help all over on defense, but Thomas falling to them would be too good to pass up. He'll start immediately for the Cardinals.

6) Washington- DT Amobi Okoye, Louisville The Redskins are likely to go defense, and they'll have a lot of good choices. Landry is a possibility, but the defensive line is the weak link, and lacks depth so Okoye is the logical choice.

7) Minnesota- RB Adrian Peterson, Oklahoma The Vikings want Chester Taylor to have less carries next season, and adding Peterson would do just that. If the Browns take AP, then Minnesota may land Quinn or look to trade down.

8) Atlanta (from Hou)- OT Levi Brown, Penn St. The Falcons will have a tough choice between Landry and Brown, but when in doubt, go big. Okoye will be the pick if he is on the board.

9) Miami- WR/KR Ted Ginn, Jr., Ohio St. The Dolphins either want to trade up for Quinn or trade back. They are in a tough spot, but if they sit, or if they trade down, adding Ginn (Chris Chambers played for his father in high school) as a playmaker makes sense.

10) Houston (from Atl)- S LaRon Landry, LSU In this scenario, the Texans add the best player, and a guy who starts right away. Jamal Anderson could be the guy if Landry is gone.

11) San Francisco- LB Patrick Willis, Ole Miss Mike Nolan is enamored by Willis after coaching him in all-star competition, and Willis is a nice fit stepping into the middle of the 49er's defense as a starter.

12) Buffalo- CB Darrelle Revis, Pittsburgh The Bills need a RB, but I think they are more likely to draft one or two later, or trade for Michael Turner as opposed to reaching for Marshawn Lynch. Instead Buffalo replaces Nate Clements.

13) St. Louis- DE Jamal Anderson, Arkansas The Rams defense needs a lot of work. Anderson is the best player on the board but not necessarily the one who could impact the Rams the most.

14) Carolina- TE Greg Olsen, Miami (FL) The Panthers first choice would be Patrick Willis but unless they trade up, I don't see him being around. Carolina needs a threat in the middle of the field, which bolds well for Olsen.

15) Pittsburgh- WR Dwayne Bowe, LSU The Steelers could go linebacker to replace Joey Porter, but I think their offense needs a boost and Bowe's size would help out Big Ben and Pittsburgh's smaller receivers.

16) Green Bay- RB Marshawn Lynch, Cal The Packers seem set on taking Lynch. It makes sense as a versatile back is a must in Green Bay's offense. The Pack could also look at defense with this pick.

17) Jacksonville- CB Leon Hall, Michigan The Jags don't have any specific needs, which makes guessing what they might do difficult. I expect Hall to slip a bit, and Jacksonville needs improvement from the nickel back spot.

18) Cincinnati- DT Alan Branch, Michigan The Bengals have to address their defense, and with Branch slipping, it's the perfect match. The one thing Cincy could do on offense is draft a guy like Ben Grubbs to replace Eric Steinbach along their line.

19) Tennessee- CB Aaron Ross, Texas The Titans could go in many different directions, but Ross would make a lot of sense. With Adam Jones now out for the season, and possibly longer, Ross helps out at corner, and as punt returner.

20) NY Giants- LB Lawrence Timmons, FSU This would be a great fit for the G-Men. Timmons projects best as a 4-3 linebacker and in New York he'd step in as a starter from day one.

21) Denver- DE/LB Jarvis Moss, Florida The Broncos front four is getting old fast. Moss could be gone at this point, but if he is around, Denver would be very lucky.

22) Dallas- OT Joe Staley, Central Michigan The Cowboys need to shore up their offensive line more than anything else. The athletic Staley is good fit and a good value for the Boys.

23) Kansas City- OG Ben Grubbs, Auburn The Chiefs have a variety of needs to address in the draft and because of where they are slotted they'll have a few choices. Guard and tackle are both issues, as is WR on offense. Defensive tackle probably won't give you proper value at this pick, and it's not glamorous, but Grubbs will start and he is probably the third-best offensive lineman in this draft.

24) New England (from Seattle)- S Reggie Nelson, Florida The Patriots need to get younger on defense and have two picks in the first round and both may lean in that direction. Nelson is a safety with the ability to cover which is the kind of multi-dimensional player the Pats covet.

25) NY Jets- DE Adam Carriker, Nebraska The Jets could look at o-line, but for value, Carriker is a nice addition because he has the size to line up as a 3-4 DE. Anthony Spencer is also a possibility.

26) Philadelphia- WR Dwayne Jarrett, USC With Stallworth having flown the Eagles coop, the addition of Kevin Curtis aside, a sliding Jarrett could be a very valuable weapon for Donavon McNabb, especially in the red zone.

27) New Orleans- DT Justin Harrell, Tennessee The Saints need to get better on defense, and that starts up front. Harrell was regarded as a top 10 pick by many heading into the season, but injuries have knocked him down the board.

28) New England- LB Paul Posluszny, Penn St. Just the type of player the Pats like and with their ILB's getting older, this would make a lot of sense.

29) Baltimore- DE Anthony Spencer, Purdue The Ravens addition will go along way in setting them up for a Super Bowl run next year, and Ozzie Newsome makes it a habit not to reach in order to fill a need. Offensive line is the target, but with the top prospects off the board, Spencer might add some the punch that will be missed from losing Thomas in free agency.

30) San Diego- WR Robert Meachem, Tennessee The Chargers desperately need to add offensive playmakers on the perimeter. Meachem ability doesn't match-up to his hype, but AJ Smith may feel he can improve.

31) Chicago- LB Jon Beason, Miami (FL) A lot of what the Bears might do hinges on what they do with LB Lance Briggs and if and where they trade him. Tampa Bay is the hot landing spot now. Chicago has the luxury of not having many holes, so they could do many different things at this spot.

32) Indianapolis- CB Chris Houston, Arkansas The Colts would love Posluszny or Beason after Cato June left and could be a candidate to trade up earlier in the first round to get that done. After losing both starting corners, Houston looks like he could help solve that problem.

2nd Round

33) Oakland- OT Tony Ugoh, Arkansas

34) Detroit- QB Trent Edwards, Stanford

35) Tampa Bay- LB David Harris, Michigan

36) Cleveland- DE Charles Johnson, Georgia

37) Chicago (from NYJ via Wash)- DT DeMarcus "Tank" Tyler, NC State

38) Arizona- CB Eric Wright, UNLV

39) Houston- WR Steve Smith, USC

40) Miami- OT Marshal Yanda, Iowa

41) Minnesota- S Michael Griffin, Texas

42) San Francisco- WR Sidney Rice, South Carolina

43) Buffalo- LB Rufus Alexander, Oklahoma

44) Atlanta- S Eric Weddle, Utah

45) Carolina- OG Justin Blalock, Texas

46) Pittsburgh- C Ryan Kalil, USC

47) Green Bay- CB Daymeion Hughes, Cal

48) Jacksonville- OT Doug Free, Northern Illinois

49) Cincinnati- WR Anthony Gonzalez, Ohio St.

50) Tennessee- LB Quincy Black, New Mexico

51) NY Giants- RB Kenny Irons, Auburn

52) St. Louis- S Brandon Meriweather, Miami (FL)

53) Dallas- CB Tanard Jackson, Syracuse

54) Kansas City- WR Jason Hill, Washington St.

55) Seattle- RB Brandon Jackson, Nebraska

56) Denver- CB Marcus McCauley, Fresno St.

57) Philadelphia- FB Brian Leonard, Rutgers

58) New Orleans- TE Zach Miller, Arizona St.

59) NY Jets- CB Kenny Scott, Georgia Tech

60) Miami (from NE)- QB Drew Stanton, Michigan St.

61) Baltimore- OG Aaron Sears, Tennessee

62) San Diego- LB Buster Davis, FSU

63) NY Jets (from Chi)- NT Paul Soliai, Utah

64) Tampa Bay (from Ind)- CB Jonathon Wade, Tennessee


65) Oakland- DE Quintin Moses, Georgia

66) Detroit- CB Josh Wilson, Maryland

67) Cleveland- LB Brandon Siler, Florida

68) Tampa Bay- DE Victor Abiamira, Notre Dame

69) Arizona- LB Stephen Nicolas, USF

70) Denver (from Wash)- LB Justin Durant, Hampton

71) Miami- QB John Beck, BYU

72) Minnesota- WR Craig Davis, LSU

73) Houston- DE Ray McDonald, Florida

74) Buffalo- OT Ryan Harris, Notre Dame

75) Atlanta- RB Michael Bush, Louisville

76) San Francisco- DT Quinn Pitcock, Ohio St.

77) Pittsburgh- LB LaMarr Woodley, Michigan

78) Green Bay- TE Martrez Milner, Georgia

79) Jacksonville- S Sabby Piscitelli, Oregon St.

80) Tennessee- QB Kevin Kolb, Houston

81) NY Giants- K Mason Crosby, Colorado

82) St. Louis- RB Chris Henry, Arizona

83) Carolina- LB Tim Shaw, Penn St.

84) Kansas City- DT Marcus Thomas, Florida

85) Seattle- DE Baratka Atkins, Miami (FL)

86) Denver- OT James Marten, Boston College

87) Dallas- WR Aundrae Allison, East Carolina

88) New Orleans- LB Stewart Bradley, Nebraska

89) NY Jets- DT Turk McBride, Tennessee

90) Philadelphia- S Josh Gattis, Wake Forest

91) New England- CB AJ Davis, NC State

92) Buffalo (from Balt)- DE Tim Crowder, Texas

93) San Diego- RB Antonio Pittman, Ohio St.

94) Chicago- OG Andy Alleman, Akron

95) Indianapolis- CB Fred Bennett, South Carolina

96) San Diego (comp)- LB Michael Okwo, Stanford

97) San Francisco (comp)- DT Brandon Mebane, Cal

98) Indianapolis (comp)- CB John Talley, Duke

99) Oakland (comp)- LB Anthony Waters, Clemson

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