NFL Mock Draft 2006 - Version 1.0

While NFL draft is still months away, the hype is already beginning to build. The Senior Bowl has come and gone, and teams are starting to put together their offseason plans of attack. Oakland - think defense.

1. Houston Texans- Reggie Bush, RB, USC - Forms a nice nucleus with Carr and Johnson.

2. New Orleans Saints- Matt Leinart, QB, USC - Provides the leadership and stability Brooks never could.

3. Tennessee Titans- Vince Young, QB, Texas - The athletic heir apparent to Steve McNair.

4. New York Jets- AJ Hawk, LB, Ohio State - A smart playmaker, just like Mangini had back in New England.

5. Green Bay Packers- Mario Williams, DE, NC State - Could form a devastating tandem with KGB.

6. Oakland Raiders- Michael Huff, DB, Texas - Will help stop the potent aerial attacks of division opponents.

7. San Francisco 49ers- DeAngelo Williams, RB, Memphis - A home run threat who will balance the offense.

8. Buffalo Bills- D'Brickashaw Ferguson, OT, Virginia - JP Losman needs all the time he can get.

9. Detroit Lions- Winston Justice, OT, USC - Will create time and space for highly drafted specialists to work.

10. Arizona Cardinals- LenDale White, RB, USC - Along with Boldin, Fitzgerald, the offense will be potent.

11. St. Louis Rams- Tamba Hali, DE, Penn State - An end who can rush the passer and stay sober while driving.

12. Cleveland Browns- DeMeco Ryans, OLB, Alabama -Another piece of Crennel's defensive makeover.

13. Baltimore Ravens- Haloti Ngata, DT, Oregon - Shuts down the run and frees up others to make plays.

14. Philadelphia Eagles- Santonio Holmes, WR, Ohio State - The top receiver in the draft is a no brainer here.

15. Atlanta Falcons- Bobby Carpenter, LB, Ohio State - Lack of depth was exposed in ‘05, will be fixed by ‘06.

16. Miami Dolphins- Jay Cutler, QB, Vanderbilt - After finishing strong in ‘05, maybe Saban is just this lucky.

17. Minnesota Vikings- Laurence Maroney, RB, Minnesota - Hometown star ends game of musical backs.

18. Dallas Cowboys- Marcus McNeil, OT, Auburn - Without McNeil, they have Adams and not much else.

19. San Diego Chargers- Eric Winston, OT, Miami - Has the agility and upside to supplant Oben by midseason.

20. Kansas City Chiefs- Jimmy Williams, CB, Virginia Tech - Should excel playing across from Surtain.

21. New England Patriots- Chad Greenway, LB, Iowa - Another heady backer for the top of the Belichick tree.

22. Denver Broncos (from Washington)- Derek Hagan, WR, Arizona State – Assuming Denver is smart enough to say NO on TO.

23. Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Darnell Bing, S, USC - The playmaker that has been missing since Lynch left.

24. Cincinnati Bengals- Mathias Kiwanuka, DE, Boston College - Boosting the defensive front seven is a must.

25. New York Giants- Ko Simpson, DB, South Carolina - A tremendous athlete at an area of obvious need.

26. Chicago Bears- Vernon Davis, TE, Maryland - It's got to be offense, and Davis would be a steal this late.

27. Carolina Panthers- Leonard Pope, TE, Georgia - This giant may open up Delhomme's tunnel vision.

28. Jacksonville Jaguars- Ashton Youboty, CB, Ohio State - A great prospect to groom across from Mathis.

29. Denver Broncos- Brodrick Bunkley, DT, Florida State - Consider him some well advised Warren insurance.

30. Indianapolis Colts- Thomas Howard, LB, UTEP - Another speedy backer for the Indy defensive resurgence.

31. Seattle Seahawks- Ernie Sims, LB, Florida State - Enjoyed Tatupu so much they draft him a running buddy.

32. Pittsburgh Steelers- Chad Jackson, WR, Florida - Could become a great compliment to the dynamic Ward.


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