JC's Mock First Round of the 2008 Draft

2008 Mock First Round (From the latest issue of JC).

1. Miami — LB Vernon Gholston — Ohio State

Parcells wants to get an LT-type

2. St. Louis — DE Chris Long — Virginia

They need a complement to Leonard Little

3. Atlanta — DT Glenn Dorsey — LSU

Jax disciple Mike Smith loves dominant DTs

4. Oakland — DT Sedrick Ellis — USC

Al Davis needs to replace Warren Sapp

5. Kansas City — OT Jake Long — Michigan

OL killed them last year

6. N.Y. Jets — RB Darren McFadden — Arkansas

The HR hitter they need on offense

7. New England — CB Mike Jenkins — USF

Will look to trade out of here

8. Baltimore — QB Matt Ryan — Boston College

The franchise QB they desperately need

9. Cincinnati — LB Keith Rivers — USC

In dire need of a stud OLB

10. New Orleans — CB Leodis McKelvin — Troy

Mike McKenzie blew his knee out

11. Buffalo — WR Malcolm Kelly — Oklahoma

A big target to complement Evans - could take Keith Rivers, after poor 40 by Kelly.

12. Denver — OT Chris Williams — Vanderbilt

A need pick with retirement of Lepsis

13. Carolina — DE Derrick Harvey — Florida

Peppers is a free agent in 2009

14. Chicago — OT Ryan Clady — Boise State

Getting old on the offensive line

15. Detroit — CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie — TSU

Need a No. 1 CB in the worst way

16. Arizona — RB Rashard Mendenhall — Illinois

Need an heir apparent for James

17. Minnesota — WR Devin Thomas — Michigan State

Tremendous size-speed ratio

18. Houston — CB Aqib Talib — Kansas

Robinson coming off horrible knee injury

19. Philadelphia — WR Limas Sweed — Texas

If his wrist checks out OK

20. Tampa Bay — OT Jeff Otah — Pittsburgh

They need a replacement for Petitgout

21. Washington — DE Phillip Merling — Clemson

If they are OK with sports hernia

22. Dallas — RB Felix Jones - Arkansas

Jamaal Charles is also a possibility

23. Pittsburgh — OT Branden Albert — UVA

Replacement for Faneca — could move to LT

24. Tennessee — WR DeSean Jackson — Cal

Electrifying target to help out Young

25. Seattle — TE Dustin Keller — Purdue

A rare TE with 4.5 speed

26. Jacksonville — DT Kentwan Balmer — UNC

Replacement for Stroud

27. San Diego — RB Jonathan Stewart — Oregon

To replace Mike Turner

28. Dallas — CB Brandon Flowers — Va. Tech

Cowboys very thin at CB

29. San Francisco — OT Gosder Cherilus — BC

Gives them a bookend with Staley

30. Green Bay — OT Sam Baker — USC

The Packers tackles are getting older

31. N.Y. Giants — S Kenny Phillips — Miami Giants

Need an impact safety


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