Final TFY Mock Draft: Rounds One and Two

Hours from the big weekend and we fine-tune our recent mock draft. As always, the mock draft is done without trades but check the other possibilities and analysis for trade and other options. This recent update also contains the second round.


1) Houston Texans: Mario Williams/DE/North Carolina St.  
  
 Analysis
: With the change in defensive schemes to a 4-3, they badly need a strong pass rusher.  
  
 Other possibilities
: None since he's signed.  
  
  
 2) New Orleans Saints: Reggie Bush/RB/USC 
  
 Analysis
: Veteran RB Deuce McAllister is coming off of an ACL injury and Bush and McAllister will make a great one-two punch in the back field. 
  
 Other possibilities
: If they trade down, they will likely look to select Hawk.  
  
  
 3) Tennessee: Vince Young/QB/Texas 
  
 Analysis
: Young reminds GM Floyd Reese of a younger version of veteran QB Steve McNair. In the end, Reese knows he'll be around a lot longer than the coaching staff so he gets the player he wants.  
  
 Other possibilities
: Leinart if the coaching staff wins out on who they want.  
  
  
 4) NY Jets: D'Brickashaw Ferguson/OT/Virginia 
  
 Analysis
: They wanted Williams but will settle for a need positional player in Ferguson who can start right away.  
  
 Other possibilities
: Hawk as he's a good for their defensive scheme. The talk of a trade for Bush might be premature as it's far from a certainty that he wants to play for the Jets.  
  
  
 5) Green Bay Packers: A.J. Hawk/OLB/Ohio St. 
  
 Analysis
: A terrific value at number five, Hawk will be an instant star in Green Bay who needs a playmaking linebacker.   
  
 Other possibilities
: Another possibility would be them selecting Ngata who would help fill the void left by veteran DT Grady Jackson. V. Davis is also a consideration.  
  
  
 6) San Francisco: Vernon Davis/TE/Maryland 
  
 Analysis
: Defense is a priority yet so are targets QB Alex Smith can throw to. Davis is far and away the best pass catcher in this draft and the team will look to draft a safety in round two. 
  
 Other possibilities
: Huff is a strong consideration to help their struggling secondary. If Hawk drops, he would be the selection over Davis. 
  
  
 7) Oakland: Matt Leinart/QB/USC 
  
 Analysis
: He possesses the arm strength and physical skills to direct the vertical offense owner Al Davis so desires. The franchise is known for surprise decisions on draft day and this is the first. 
  
 Other possibilities
: Justice to take over for veteran OT Barry Sims, Ngata to eventually replace veteran DT Warren Sapp, or Cutler. If V. Davis slides here, he could be a consideration as well. 
  
  
 8) Buffalo: Brodrick Bunkley/DT/Florida St. 
  
 Analysis
: The team needs help on both lines of scrimmage and both tackle spots. Bunkley opened some eyes during Senior Bowl practices and his combine workout was great.  
  
 Other possibilities
: Justice as they also need major help at offensive tackle or Ngata though there are questions as to him fitting in to their new defensive scheme.  
  
  
 9) Detroit: Michael Huff/DB/Texas 
  
 Analysis
: A franchise that needs leaders, Huff brings plenty of that as well as the versatility to be used at free safety or cornerback, both needs in the secondary.   
  
 Other possibilities
: Bunkley is a consideration for the Lions new one-gap defensive scheme. Ngata and Justice who could replace RT Kelly Butler.  
  
  
 10) Arizona: Ernie Sims/LB/Florida St.  
  
 Analysis
: They love Sims who would start on the weak side over veteran LB Orlando Huff who is playing out of position. They're taking a risk here because league sources indicate that Sims has suffered six concussions in his playing career and one of them found him unconscious.  
  
 Other possibilities
: Huff is very high on their list as is V. Davis. They also would strongly consider Young or Bunkley should they drop. 
  
  
 11) St. Louis: Jay Cutler/QB/Vanderbilt 
  
 Analysis
: Head coach Scott Linehan knows veteran QB Marc Bulger is injury prone and he also was a better fit for former head coach Mike Martz's timing based system.  
  
 Other possibilities
: Wimbley as they need pass rush help, Greenway to play on the weakside, and Bunkley if he drops. Also, a trade down is a possibility here. 
  
  
 12) Cleveland: Haloti Ngata/DT/Oregon 
  
 Analysis
: They have to get someone who can stop the run. He'll start out at end in their 3-4 then replace veteran DT Ted Washington when he's done playing. He'll also rotate with Washington at times this season. 
  
 Other possibilities
: Bunkley is next in line if he drops then Wimbley. We're told they wouldn't select Lawson. 
  
  
 13) Baltimore: Jimmy Williams/S-CB/Virginia Tech 
  
 Analysis
: Their cornerbacks are getting older and Hill can start out as their nickel back. He can also play safety for them. 
  
 Other possibilities
: They wanted Nata then Bunkley so there's a chance they'll trade down. 
  
  
 14) Philadelphia: Winston Justice/OT/USC 
  
 Analysis
: The team seems "comfortable" with his off the field issues and they will have him be the replacement for veteran OLT Tra Thomas in 2007.  
  
 Other possibilities
: Greenway to eventually replace veteran SLB Dhani Jones, Jackson, or a trade up for Bunkley or a trade down for Mangold. Sleeper pick would be a hybrid defensive back like Cromartie.  
  
  
 15) Denver: Manny Lawson/DE/North Carolina St.  
  
 Analysis
: While they have depth at the position, they don't have a pure pass rusher.  
  
 Other possibilities
: Veteran WR Rod Smith is almost at the end of the line and WR Ashley Lelie wants out so one of the top two receivers are considerations but this is a good draft for developmental prospects in rounds 2-3. Wimbley also would be a consideration.  
  
  
 16) Miami: Chad Greenway/LB/Iowa 
  
 Analysis
: He's a very solid player who could compete for a starting job right away in their scheme. 
  
 Other possibilities
: Jackson, Cromartie, or J. Allen. 
  
  
 17) Minnesota: Antonio Cromartie/CB/Florida St. 
  
 Analysis
: They badly need a nickel back and someone to challenge veteran CB Fred Smoot.  
  
 Other possibilities
: They wanted Cutler and Greenway. Hill is a possibility.  
  
  
 18) Dallas: Bobby Carpenter/LB/Ohio St. 
  
 Analysis
: He's a very good fit for a 3-4 scheme like Dallas plays.  
  
 Other possibilities
: A defensive back that can play either safety or cornerback is a consideration (J. Allen or Whitner).  
  
  
 19) San Diego: Chad Jackson/WR/Florida 
  
 Analysis
: They badly need speed at the position and veteran WR Keenan McCardell isn't getting any younger.  
  
 Other possibilities
: They need pass coverage help so Hill is a consideration here and they also need a left tackle so Winston is a possibility.  
  
  
 20) Kansas City: Tye Hill/CB/Clemson 
  
 Analysis
: They were considering a cornerback last year so Hill makes a lot of sense.  
  
 Other possibilities
: Wimbley or Lawson as they need pass rush help. 
  
  
 21) New England: Kamerion Wimbley/DE-OLB/Florida St. 
  
 Analysis
: He's a great fit for their defensive scheme and he has great character which is important for prospective first-round picks.  
  
 Other possibilities
: Carpenter who is a good fit for their scheme and they were impressed with him after working him out.  
  
  
 22) San Francisco: Donte Whitner/S/Ohio St. 
  
 Analysis
: They badly need a young defensive back and Whitner should come in and play right away.  
  
 Other possibilities
: J. Allen is a strong consideration but it's not known how they view his medical situation.  
  
  
 23) Tampa Bay: Santonio Holmes/WR/Ohio St.  
  
 Analysis
: They badly need a young talented receiver to eventually replace veteran WR Joey Galloway.  
  
 Other possibilities
: Ryans to eventually replace veteran WLB Derrick Brooks or Winston as they need offensive line help. 
  
  
 24) Cincinnati: Jason Allen/S-CB/Tennessee 
  
 Analysis
: Veteran CB Tory James is 33 so they need a young cornerback to eventually replace him.  
  
 Other possibilities
: A pass rusher.  
  
  
 25) NY Giants: DeAngelo Williams/RB/Memphis 
  
 Analysis
: Big Blue needs an eventual replacement for veteran RB Tiki Barber and they'll get a great value here with Williams. 
  
 Other possibilities
: One of the top remaining CBs or Ryans. 
  
  
 26) Chicago: Leonard Pope/TE/Georgia 
  
 Analysis
: The badly need an upgrade over veteran TE Desmond Clark. 
  
 Other possibilities
: Trading down as they're not totally sold on selecting a tight end here. 
  
  
 27) Carolina: DeMeco Ryans/LB/Alabama 
  
 Analysis
: He'll replace WLB Will Witherspoon.  
  
 Other possibilities
: Maroney is a consideration here but he's too much like veteran RB DeShaun Foster who they are paying big money to. 
  
  
 28) Jacksonville: Thomas Howard/LB/UTEP 
  
 Analysis
: He'll replace SLB Akin Ayodele.  
  
 Other possibilities
: Ryans or a cornerback. 
  
  
 29) NY Jets: Laurence Maroney/RB/New York Jets 
  
 Analysis
: They badly need an eventual replacement for veteran RB Curtis Martin. 
  
 Other possibilities
: Ryans and D. Williams if he drops. 
  
  
 30) Indianapolis: Joseph Addai/RB/LSU 
  
 Analysis
: They need a versatile back to take over the starting job and he fits their offensive scheme well. 
  
 Other possibilities
: Jennings as they need a solid cover cornerback. 
  
  
 31) Seattle: Kelly Jennings/CB/Miami-Fla. 
  
 Analysis
: They badly need a CB and Jennings can play right away.  
  
 Other possibilities
: A young pass rusher is needed so Hali is a consideration.  
  
  
 32) Pittsburgh: Daniel Bullocks/S/Nebraska 
  
 Analysis
: They need an upgrade over veteran S Ryan Clark. 
  
 Other possibilities
: We originally thought Mangold was under consideration but a team source indicated that the chance they would select him is remote. L. White is also a strong consideration here to replace retired RB Jerome Bettis
 
Round Two 

33) Houston: Johnathan Joseph/CB/South Carolina  
  
34) New Orleans: D'Qwell Jackson/MLB/Maryland 
 
35) New York Jets: Mathias Kiwanuka/DE/Boston College 
 
36) Green Bay: Nick Mangold/C/Ohio St
 
37) Denver: Sinorice Moss/WR/Miami-Fla
 
38) Oakland: Max Jean-Gilles/G/Georgia 
 
39) Tennessee: Ashton Youboty/CB/Ohio St.

40) Detroit: Tamba Hali/DE/Penn St.

41) Arizona: Gabe Watson/DT/Michigan 
 
42) Buffalo: Eric Winston/OT/Miami-Fla
 
43) Cleveland: Richard Marshall/CB/Fresno St
 
44) Baltimore: John McCargo/DT/North Carolina St
 
45) Philadelphia: Maurice Stovall/WR/Notre Dame 
 
46) St. Louis: Marcedes Lewis/TE/UCLA 
 
47) Atlanta: Davin Joseph/G/Oklahoma 
 
48) Minnesota: Joe Klopfenstein/TE/Colorado 
 
49) Dallas: Charles Spencer/G/Pittsburgh 
 
50) San Diego: Alan Zemaitis/CB/Penn St
 
51) Minnesota: Demetrius Williams/WR/Oregon 
 
52) New England: LenDale White/RB/USC 
 
53) Washington: Mark Anderson/DE/Alabama 
 
54) Kansas City: Greg Jennings/WR/Western Michigan 
 
55) Cincinnati: Ko Simpson/S/South Carolina 
 
56) New York Giants: Marcus Maxie/CB/Miami-Fla
 
57) Chicago: Andrew Whitworth/OT/LSU 
 
58) Carolina: Darnell Bing/S/USC 
 
59) Tampa Bay: Marcus McNeill/OT/Auburn 
 
60) Jacksonville: Deuce Lutui/G/USC 
 
61) Denver: Danieal Manning/S/Abilene Christian 
 
62) Indianapolis: Cedric Griffin/CB/Texas 
 
63) Seattle: Stanley McClover/DE/Auburn 
 
64) Victor Adeyanju/DE/Indiana 
 


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