Tom Marino's mock draft

Veteran pro scout Tom Marino takes on a new angle in his current job with He's playing the part of a draftnik in this mock:

Tom Marino is a veteran of 35 years in the player personnel field, most recently with the St. Louis Rams. He has worked in three professional leagues (NFL, USFL, and WFL), and among his accomplishments is credited with the discovery of Eric Swann, the first non-collegiate player since 1946 to be selected in the 1st round of the NFL college draft.
Team Tom Marino's Take
#1 Oakland RaidersRaiders
WR - Calvin Johnson - Georgia Tech: Al Davis doesn't have the time or patience to wait on a developing QB. Former # 1 selection Carr gives them the type of veteran experience he is looking for at the position.
#2 Detroit Lions
OT Joe Thomas - Wisconsin: Protecting the backside essential in Mike Martz's offensive system. Drafting a potential 10 to 12-year pro is a wise investment. Look for Stanford QB Edwards on Lions' 2nd pick
#3 Cleveland Browns
QB JaMarcus Russell - LSU: Peterson is the Browns' slam-dunk choice, but when Russell came available, club did an about-face and filled the void at this critical position.
#4 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
DE Gaines Adams - Clemson: Top pass-rushers are impossible to pass on at any stage. Adams is the high energy pass-rusher the Bucs covet.
#5 Arizona Cardinals
RB Adrian Peterson - Oklahoma: Peterson's young legs complement Edgerrin James in first season and he soon develops into one of the league's best backs.
#6 Washington Redskins
DE Jamaal Anderson - Arkansas: Finding a bona fide pass-rusher is a must for team's defense; drafting Irish QB Quinn was tempting.
#7 Minnesota Vikings
QB Brady Quinn - Notre Dame: Tarvaris Jackson? Brooks Bollinger? I don't think so. Don't see Vikings' second-year coach staking his football future on the unproven duo.
#8 Atlanta Falcons
(from Houston)
S LaRon Landry - LSU: The top safety prospect in this year's draft is a slam-dunk selection at this critical need position for the Falcons.
#9 Miami Dolphins
CB Leon Hall - Michigan: Dolphins can't pass on this shutdown corner. Offensive-minded head coach Cam Cameron knows the importance of defending the pass.
#10 Houston Texans
(from Atlanta)
OT Levi Brown- Penn State: How many times was Carr sacked over his five-year professional career? Losing top prospect and 2006 No. 3 selection Spencer through injury adds to their woes.
#11 San Francisco 49ers
DE Adam Carriker - Nebraska: Marques Douglas is a journeyman and Bryant Young is entering his 13th season. Carriker is a great fit for aging defensive front.
#12 Buffalo Bills
LB Patrick Willis - Ole Miss: Losing veteran starters Fletcher and Spikes makes drafting the talented Willis a no-brainer.
#13 St. Louis Rams
DT Amobi Okoye - Louisville: Finding a young talented inside run-stopper is essential for the development of Rams' defense.
#14 Carolina Panthers
TE Greg Olsen - Miami: Panthers like the talented Gaines at the point of attack, but team's struggling offense finds a new dimension in this up-the-seam threat.
#15 Pittsburgh Steelers
CB Darrelle Revis - Pittsburgh: Moves down one door from Panthers' to Steelers' locker room and adds much-needed fresh legs to aging defense.
#16 Green Bay Packers
WR Ted Ginn - Ohio State: Buckeyes' star is a home-run receiver for the vertically challenged Packers offense.
#17 Jacksonville Jaguars
LB Paul Posluszny - Penn State: Head coach Del Rio knows the importance of consistent linebacker play in stabilizing a defense.
#18 Cincinnati Bengals
CB Chris Houston - Arkansas: Bengals find in Arkansas underclassman the young legs to help fortify aging secondary.
#19 Tennessee Titans
WR Robert Meachem - Tennessee: Vol standout is a solid replacement for departed Drew Bennett and is a developing vertical threat.
#20 New York Giants
RB Marshawn Lynch - Cal: Giants are going to seriously miss the great Tiki Barber, but Lynch gives them a good start on the future.
#21 Denver Broncos
CB Aaron Ross - Texas: Can't find enough people to play out on a wing and Broncos will find in this player a versatile match-up frontline performer.
#22 Dallas Cowboys
WR Dwayne Bowe - LSU: Both of the Cowboys' startig receivers will be entering their 12th seasons in 2007. Bowe is a savvy, talented, well-schooled catcher.
#23 Kansas City Chiefs
OG Ben Grubbs - Auburn: The quick-footed, athletic Grubbs is a good first step in rebuilding team's offensive front. Veteran Shields will enter his 15th season in 2007.
#24 New England Patriots
S Reggie Nelson - Florida: Patriots fill a critical need in the latter stages of the round. Fourteen-year oft-injured veteran safety Harrison nearing the end of the line. (Pick from Seahawks)
#25 New York Jets
LB Lawrence Timmons - FSU: Another run and hit guy with a high ceiling to help solidify developing defense. Veteran journeyman Barton is a nine-year veteran.
#26 Philadelphia Eagles
DT Alan Branch - Michigan: Needed run-stopper, but I see a lot of Rams' bust Jimmy Kennedy in this player's game. Buyer beware!!!
#27 New Orleans Saints
LB Jon Beason - Miami: Another cog in this already strong defense in the Crescent City. Beason is the next in a long line of top Miami 'backers.
#28 New England Patriots
OT Joe Staley - Central Michigan: A potential bright spot in an area of concern for this perennial contender.
#29 Baltimore Ravens
DE Anthony Spencer- Purdue: The perfect answer to the departure of rising star and top 2007 free agent Adalius Thomas
#30 San Diego Chargers
WR Dwayne Jarrett - USC: Play of the wideouts left much to be desired in playoff loss to Patriots. Jarrett is both dependable and skilled.
#31 Chicago Bears
RB Tony Hunt - Penn State: A big, durable ball-control back to offset the loss of Thomas Jones
#32 Indianapolis Colts
OG Arron Sears - Tennessee: A young, talented, versatile Vol to help in the most important aspect of the Colts' offensive game: protecting Peyton.

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