JagNation Mock Draft

The JagNation staff put their collective heads together and came up with a two-round mock draft.

1. Detroit Lions- Eugene Monroe, OT, Virginia- Since there is really no consensus number one pick, the Lions decided to build from the inside out. If Monroe signs for less, the Lions will make him the number one pick.

2. St. Louis Rams- Jason Smith, OT, Baylor- The Rams still believe in Marc Bulger, and they need to find some way to protect him. Smith will help the entire Rams offense right away.

3. Kansas City Chiefs- Aaron Curry, OLB, Wake Forest- Curry is the best player left on the board, and the Chiefs defense is quickly improving.

4. Seattle Seahawks- Michael Crabtree, WR, Texas Tech- The Seahawks feel they can be competitive right away in one of the league's worst divisions. Houshmanzadeh and Crabtree will give Matt Hasselbeck the best set of targets in his career.

5. Cleveland Browns- Everette Brown, DE/OLB, Florida State- Cleveland needs help all over the defense, and Brown is a perfect fit for a 3-4 OLB/DE.

6. Cincinnati Bengals- B.J. Raji, DT, Boston College- Raji may be the most dominant defensive player in this draft, and the Bengals defense should improve right away.

7. Oakland Raiders- Jeremy Maclin, WR, Missouri- Maclin is a threat to take it to the house on every play, and Al Davis will be enamored with the Big 12 wideout.


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8. Jacksonville Jaguars- Matthew Stafford, QB, Georgia- Stafford could go as high as number one, but he won't go lower than number eight. Stafford will give Jags fans some hope and he could be by far the best quarterback in franchise history.

9. Green Bay Packers- Brian Orakpo, DE, Texas- The Packers desperately need more of a pass rush, and Orakpo should provide that.

10. San Francisco 49ers- Mark Sanchez, QB, USC- The 49ers have no identity on offense and they haven't had a legitimate quarterback in 10 years.

11. Buffalo Bills- Aaron Maybin, DE, Penn State- Maybin will make a very solid Buffalo defense even better.

12. Denver Broncos- Tyson Jackson, DE, LSU- The Broncos have one of the weakest defensive lines in football, and Jackson can play outside in their 3-4.

13. Washington Redskins- Andre Smith, OT, Alabama- Dan Snyder is a gambler, and his team desperately needs an offensive tackle. Despite the character concerns, Smith is too talented to pass on.

14. New Orleans Saints.- Malcolm Jenkins, CB, Ohio State- Although there are concerns with Jenkins foot speed, he is still the best corner in the draft and the Saints are rebuilding their porous secondary.

15. Houston Texans- Vontae Davis, CB, Illinois- Davis will be a fine compliment to starting corner Dunta Robinson, and Jacques Reeves can now move to nickel where he will be more effective.

16. San Diego Chargers- Rey Maualuga, ILB, USC- The Chargers need plenty of help at linebacker, and Maualuga is already a legend in Southern California.

17. New York Jets- Percy Harvin, WR, Florida- Harvin performed well at his pro day, and although he has some durability concerns, the Jets love his playmaking ability.

18. Chicago Bears- Darrius Heyward-Bey, WR, Maryland- The Bears need a wide receiver as much as anyone in the league, and Heyward-Bey is too great of a prospect to pass on.

19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Josh Freeman, QB, Kansas State- Nobody on the Gulf Coast believes that Luke McCown is the answer at quarterback for the Bucs, and Freeman has raw physical tools that can be molded into a franchise signal caller.

20. Detroit Lions- Brian Cushing, OLB, USC- Lions head coach Jim Schwartz is a defensive guy, and Cushing jumps out on tape and in workouts.

21. Philadelphia Eagles- Michael Oher, OT, Ole Miss- Great value pick for Philadelphia, who is seemingly always looking for big guys early on in the draft.

22. Minnesota Vikings- Alphonso Smith, CB, Wake Forest- Smith is a pure value pick for the Vikings and he will make a very good defense even better.

23. New England Patriots- Larry English, DE/OLB, Northern Illinois- English should fit in very well in the Pats 3-4 scheme, as they add another great pass rusher.

24. Atlanta Falcons- D.J. Moore, CB, Vanderbilt- Moore is a fantastic corner and return man, and Mike Smith desperately needs help in his secondary.

25. Miami Dolphins- Clint Sintim, DE/OLB, Virginia- Sintim is a perfect fit in the Dolphins 3-4 defense, and his favorite player is Joey Porter.

26. Baltimore Ravens-Darius Butler, CB, Connecticut- With Chris McCalister and Samari Rolle being jettisoned, Baltimore desperately needs help in the secondary.

27. Indianapolis Colts- Peria Jerry, DT, Ole Miss- Indianapolis hasn't had a legitimate run-stopping defensive tackle in many years, and Jerry could provide that early.

28. Philadelphia Eagles- Knowshon Moreno, RB, Georgia- The Eagles finally have a between the tackles runner to compliment Brian Westbrook.

29. New York Giants- Hakeem Nicks, WR, North Carolina- With the future of Plaxico Burress uncertain at best, Eli Manning desperately needs another big play threat at wide receiver.

30. Tennessee Titans- Robert Ayers, DE, Tennessee- The Titans need to get younger on the defensive line, and Robert Ayers can make an already special defensive line even more special.

31. Arizona Cardinals- Chris Wells, RB, Ohio State- Wells durability concerns cannot be overlooked by his great pro day, and the Cardinals are ecstatic that he falls this far.

32. Pittsburgh Steelers- Eric Wood, C/OG, Louisville- The Super Bowl Champs are enamored with Wood, and he will likely begin his pro career at guard.

33. Detroit Lions- Sean Smith, CB, Utah- The Lions secondary was miserable last season, and Smith should be a day one starter.

34. N.E. Patriots- Clay Matthews, OLB, USC- The son of former Pats linebacker Clay Matthews is a hard worker and a great fit for New England.

35. St. Louis Rams- Kenny Britt, WR, Rutgers- The Rams need help on the outside now that Torry Holt is gone, and the former Rutgers star is a perfect fit.

36. Cleveland Browns- Donald Brown, RB, Connecticut- The Browns need a running back, and Brown was ultra-productive in college.

37. Seattle Seahawks- LeShawn McCoy, RB, Pittsburgh- The Seahawks finally have a capable replacement for Shaun Alexander.

38. Cincinnati Bengals- Alex Mack, C, California- The Bengals need help all over the offensive line and Mack should be able to start from day one.


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39. Jacksonville Jaguars- Louis Delmas, S, Western Michigan- Jacksonville fell in love with this south Florida native at his workouts and he will immediately start in the secondary.

40. Oakland Raiders- William Beatty, OT, Connecticut- Beatty will help provide depth on the Raiders offensive line, and could be a solid protector for Jamarcus Russell.

41. Green Bay Packers- Brandon Pettigrew, TE, Oklahoma State- Pettigrew is a true value pick, and although the Packers don't need much more help on the offensive side of the ball, Pettigrew is too great of a talent to pass on.

42. Buffalo Bills- Eben Britton, OT, Arizona- With the Jason Peters situation becoming increasingly difficult for Buffalo, they will need another tackle sooner or later.

43. S.F. 49ers- Phil Loadholt, OT, Oklahoma- San Francisco must protect their new franchise quarterback as they hope to make their offense respectable.

44. Miami Dolphins- Michael Johnson, DE, Georgia Tech- Johnson combined with Clint Sintim and Joey Porter will make life miserable on opposing quarterbacks.

45. N.Y. Giants- James Laurenitis, ILB, Ohio State- With Antonio Pierce getting on in age, New York can use more help at linebacker. Laurenitis represents a great value in the middle of round two.

46. Houston Texans- Patrick Chung, S, Oregon- Houston is desperate for help at safety, and Chung may be the best safety in the draft. Day one starter.

47. New England Patriots- Ziggy Hood, DT, Missouri- Hood will add even more depth on the Pats defensive line, and there won't be immediate pressure on him to succeed.

48. Denver Broncos- Ron Brace, DT, Boston College- Denver needs players to stop the run, and Brace should be an anchor in the middle of their 3-4.

49. Chicago Bears- Duke Robinson, OG, Oklahoma- One of the best pure guards in the draft is a great value for the Bears in round two.

50. Cleveland Browns- Max Unger, C, Oregon- Cleveland needs more help on the defensive side of the ball, but Unger represents a solid value on the interior of the offensive line.

51. Dallas Cowboys- William Moore, S, Missouri- Dallas needs help in the secondary, and Moore can be great fit in Texas.

52. N.Y. Jets- Nate Davis, QB, Ball State- Jets new head coach Rex Ryan has no attachment to Kellen Clemens, and Davis is brought in to be the next franchise quarterback.

53. Philadelphia Eagles- Shawn Nelson, TE, Southern Miss- Nelson is a great pass catcher and represents a nice, big target for Donovan McNabb.

54. Minnesota Vikings- Rashad Johnson, S, Alabama- The Vikes lost Darren Sharper in free agency, and Johnson will be an excellent player who could start right away.

55. Atlanta Falcons- Jared Cook, TE, South Carolina- Cook will give Matt Ryan a reliable target over the middle of the field.

56. Miami Dolphins- Brian Robiskie, WR, Ohio State- The ‘Fish need a possession threat, and Robiskie used to play with Dolphins speedster Ted Ginn.

57. Baltimore Ravens- Jamon Meredith, OT, South Carolina- Baltimore can use help on the offensive line, playing in a division with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Meredith can push for a starting job right away.

58. New England Patriots- Joe Burnett, CB, Central Florida- Burnett is a perfect fit in the Pats defense, as many people compare him to former Patriot and UCF alum, Asante Samuel.

59. Carolina Panthers- Sen'Derik Marks, DT, Auburn- Carolina needs some more beef in the middle and Marks was the best defensive tackle available.

60. N.Y. Giants- Coye Francies, CB, San Jose State- Francies will be able to learn the Giants system as the talented corner would likely start as a nickel or dime back.

61. Indianapolis Colts- Derrick Williams, WR, Penn State- Williams will be a nice, speedy target that should see plenty of single coverage playing on the same field as Reggie Wayne, Dallas Clark, and Anthony Gonzalez.

62. Tennessee Titans- Juaquin Iglesias, WR, Oklahoma- Kerry Collins will need another receiver to go along with Justin Gage and Nate Washington, and Iglesias should make an immediate impact.

63. Arizona Cardinals- Connor Barwin, DE/TE, Cincinnati- Barwin is a natural athlete that can play on both sides of the ball. He will likely try to replace Antonio Smith, who left in free agency for Houston.

64. Pittsburgh Steelers- Mike Mickens, CB, Cincinnati- The Steelers need more talent at corner as DeShea Townsend is getting on in years, and Ike Taylor isn't one of the top players in the league. Mickens will fill in well as he is a fairly local product, and a solid cover guy and tackler.


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