Three Round Mock Draft

Our first foray into a mock draft, an we extended it three rounds. While we expect the possability of a few trades this mock draft went on assuming no trades were consumated. Best player available, team needs and potential future roster moves were all incorporated into this effort.

THREE ROUND MOCK DRAFT


#

Team

SELECTION

School

1.

Houston

David Carr

Fresno State

By default; no prospect challenged Carr for the top spot and no team is clamoring to move up. Solid, not spectacular future quarterback.

2.

Carolina

Julius Peppers

North Carolina

Fox had great success with Michael Strahan coaching the Giants defense and should have much the same with Peppers. There is an outside chance that they look at Jammer at this slot.

3.

Detroit

Quentin Jammer

Texas

They need talent, speed, and a lot of help in the defensive secondary, and Jammer fills all those voids.

4.

Buffalo

Joey Harrington

Oregon

Signing Trey Teague in free agency bolsters the offensive line and though they will be staring at a pair of solid tackle prospects in the fifth slot there is a hole behind center. Now that it looks like they won't get Drew Bledsoe they must get a quarterback of the future. Harrington may need time but is a winner and solid bad weather quarterback and should work well with new offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride.

5.

San Diego

Bryant McKinnie

Miami-Fl

A blind side tackle is desperately needed to block for LaDainian Tomlinson and protect future passer Drew Brees and McKinnie's tops. Cornerback is also a need and with the success GM John Butler had drafting first round defensive backs in Buffalo, Philip Buchanon will be a consideration.

6.

Dallas

Philip Buchanon

Miami-Fl

The Boys signed La'Roi Glover in free agency and have a few solid defensive tackle prospects in the pipeline but are in desperate need of good cover-corners; in time Buchanon could be the best to come from this draft. Roy Williams will also be seriously considered at this slot as is a trade down.

7.

Minnesota

Mike Williams

Texas

The tragic loss of Korey Stringer makes left tackle a dire situation and if the club determines Williams can play on the left side, he'll go in this slot. They could look to Ryan Sims or trade down with a team like the Jets or Raiders that wants to move up and grab one of the defensive tackles.

8.

Kansas City

Ryan Sims

North Carolina

Signing Johnny Morton in free agency gives them breathing room and the ability to fill a different need area in the first round. They'll tab Sims to fill the hole at defensive tackle.

9.

Jacksonville

John Henderson

Tennessee

At the top of his game Henderson could well be this years' version of Jevon Kearse, a impact player that fell through the cracks. He can impact at both tackle and defensive end and is a a solid two-gap lineman.

10.

Cincinnati

Roy Williams

Oklahoma

For the second year in a row the Bengals draft an impact player on defense which is a good thing a they need replacement's for what could be one of the worst safety tandems in the league.

11.

Indianapolis

Wendell Bryant

Wisconsin

Just the way Tony Dungy likes his linemen; quick, explosive, and a hair undersized.

12.

Arizona

Albert Haynesworth

Tennessee

A once somewhat mighty defensive line has fallen on tough times over the past few seasons and rebuilding is priority number one. But then again they could shock everyone and choose TJ Duckett.

13.

New Orleans

Donte' Stallworth

Tennessee

Though we like Ashley Lelie better as a wide out Stallworth could help out returning punts and adds desperately needed speed. Signing Jerome Pathon helps but the former Colt is coming off of a foot injury and has had an up and down career.

14.

Tennessee

Lito Sheppard

Florida

The Titans desperately need cover-corners in the defensive secondary and Sheppard is top-flight. If a defensive tackles slides they would go with one of them here. They also may trade down.

15.

N.Y. Giants

Levi Jones

Arizona St

All signs point to a pass catcher here but they may be hard pressed not to select an offensive lineman after losing three starters. Jones can fill needs at either tackle or guard positions and they'll have the opportunity to draft a tight end and/or receiver later in the draft.

16.

Cleveland

TJ Duckett

Michigan St

Time to take the pressure off Tim Couch and get a feature back. Duckett's individual workout, one in which the 250-pound back ran a 4.4-forty makes him very attractive.  If Levi Jones slips the Browns could look his way or, if Bryant McKinnie starts to slide Butch Davis will move up to grab the left tackle.

17.

Atlanta

Ashley Lelie

Hawaii

A fast man on a fast track and perhaps the only receiver in the land quarterback Michael Vick cannot over-throw.

18.

Washington

Kalimba Edwards

South Carolina

Bruce Smith is just about finished, Marco Coleman may be on the downside of his career and youth is needed at end. Edwards is a bargain this late in the first round.

19.

Denver

Jabar Gaffney

Florida

A solid young receiving prospect they hope will mature around the likes of Rod Smith and Ed McCaffrey.

20.

Seattle

Dan Graham

Colorado

The never-ending search for a tight end may have finally ended with Graham; a play-making pass catcher that consistently gets into the defensive secondary and burns opponents.

21.

Oakland (TB)

Charles Grant

Georgia

A move up into the early selections is a possibility for one of the defensive tackles and the recent rumor is they are trying to move their two picks in round one for Michael Strahan. A young defensive end that can rush the passer is also a big need.

22.

N.Y. Jets

Ed Reed

Miami-Fl

Ultimately, it is unlikely the Jets will be at pick #22 and will try to move out of this slot.  If they stay put the fact is the organization has not had a ball-hawking free safety since the departure of Eric McMillan more then ten years ago. A receiver at this spot is also a consideration.

23.

Oakland

Jeremy Shockey

Miami-Fl

A pair of young, reliable hands and a true starter at the tight end position.

24.

Baltimore

Napoleon Harris

Northwestern

They lost Jamie Sharper in the expansion draft and are moving to a 3-4 defense. Adalius Thomas is projected to play on the outside but that is risky. They also could look at a cornerback or running back here.

25.

Saints (Miami)

Bryan Thomas

Alabama-Birmingham

They have a big need at defensive end as a result of Joe Johnson's departure  and for the most part have only one true end in Darren Howard.

26.

Philadelphia

Andre Gurode

Colorado

The running game receives a boost from one of the most dominant run-blockers in the draft. He can play center but will be dominant at guard.

27.

San Francisco

Mike Rumph

Miami-Fl

A bigger corner to help out in nickel situations and help slow down the St Louis aerial show.

28.

Green Bay

Josh Reed

LSU

Perfect player for this system and Reed fits a big need for the Pack.

29.

Chicago

Mike Pearson

Florida

A replacement for Blake Brockermeyer on the blind side and at the top of his game, an excellent left tackle.

30.

Pittsburgh

Toniu Fonoti

Nebraska

Fills a need at guard and adds punch to the running game.

31.

St. Louis

Antonio Bryant

Pittsburgh

Best receiver on the board, though attitude problems could keep him out of the first frame. A defensive end or linebacker could also be a consideration at this slot.

32.

New England

Dwight Freeney

Syracuse

Could be a perfect fit for New England's three-four defense.

 

ROUND TWO

Pick

#

Team

1

33

Houston- William Green/RB/Boston College: They need someone to challenge James Allen and he's a solid value at this slot.

2

34

Carolina- Keyou Craver/CB/Nebraska:  They're in dire need for cornerback help and he'll come in and start right away.

3

35

Detroit- Deshaun Foster/RB/UCLA: James Stewart could be shown the door.

4

36

Buffalo- Kendall Simmons/T-G/Auburn: They have little depth at either position.

5

37

Dallas- Jevon Walker/WR/Florida State: They're looking for a young receiver with good size.

6

38

Minnesota- Lamont Thompson/S/Washington St: If his neck checks out, he'd be a starter.

7

39

San Diego- Larry Tripplett/DT/Washington: They lost John Parella and Jamal Williams is coming off of major knee surgery. Tripplett will add depth and could also start at some point.

8

40

Jacksonville- Anthony Weaver/DL/Notre Dame: The versatile defensive lineman could play at end or tackle—both positions where they have little quality depth.

9

41

Cincinnati- Eddie Freeman/DT/UAB: He'll add quality depth at this slot.

10

42

Indianapolis- Alex Brown/DE/Florida: They badly need a pass rusher.

11

43

Kansas City- Andre Davis/WR/Virginia Tech: They're still looking for young fast receivers and Davis fits the bill.

12

44

New Orleans- Saleem Rasheed/OLB/Alabama: He'll come right in and challenge for playing time as a rookie.

13

45

Tennessee- LeCharles Bentley/C-G/Ohio State: With Bruce Matthews leaning toward retirement, they have no viable replacement.

14

46

New York Giants- Reche Caldwell/WR/Florida: With Hilliard on the block and Jurevicsious lost in free agency they'll need a young receiver.

15

47

Cleveland- Victor Rogers/T/Colorado: They lack quality young depth at this position.

16

48

San Diego(Atl)- Marquise Walker/WR/Michigan: He'll be the physical presence that they lack.

17

49

Arizona- Dorsett Davis/DT/Mississippi St: The rebuilding on the defensive line continues

18

50

Houston Supplemental- Tim Carter/WR/Auburn: ADDING: They need depth at this position and he'll give them that right away.

19

51

Denver- Ryan Denney/DE/BYU: They need help at defensive end and he should see playing time right away.

20

52

Washington- Patrick Ramsey/QB/Tulane: Look for him to challenge for serious playing time.

21

53

Oakland (TB)- John McGraw/S/Kansas St: The versatile safety could start this season.

22

54

Seattle- Dennis Johnson/DE/Kentucky:He left too early but they'll let him gain experience this season.

23

55

Oakland- Robert Thomas/OLB/UCLA: They need a linebacker with speed and Thomas gives them that.

24

56

Baltimore- Terrance Metcalf/G/Mississippi: They have little depth at this position.

25

57

New York Jets- Joe Jefferson/CB/WKU: They need corners in a big way.

26

58

Philadelphia- Derek Ross/CB/Ohio St: They're looking for a young corner and he fits the bill.

27

59

Philadelphia (Miami)- Nate Dwyer/DT/Kansas: A run stuffing tackle is a major need.

28

60

Green Bay- Tank Williams/S/Stanford: If LeRoy Butler doesn't return, he'll see plenty of playing time.

29

61

San Francisco- Antwan Randle-El/WR/Indiana: He'll fit in well in many ways.

30

62

Pittsburgh- Michael Lewis/S/Colorado:  They have little depth at this position.

31

63

Chicago- Doug Jolley/TE/BYU:  They have five tight ends on the roster and none of them are quality.

32

64

St. Louis- Marc Colombo/T/Boston College: The mammoth tackle would be one of their top backups.

33

65

New England- Sheldon Brown/CB/South Carolina: He would be in the mix right away.

 

Round 3

Pick

#

Team

1

66

Houston- Raonall Smith/OLB/ Washington St

2

67

Carolina- Clinton Portis/RB/Miami-Fl

3

68

Detroit- LeVar Fisher/LB/North Carolina St

4

69

Buffalo- Kelly Campbell/WR/Georgia Tech

5

70

Minnesota- Ben Leber/OLB/Kansas St

6

71

San Diego- Fred Weary/G-C/Tennessee

7

72

Dallas- Lamar Gordon/RB/North Dakota

8

73

Cincinnati- Kurt Kittner/QB/Illinois

9

74

Indianapolis- Roosevelt Williams/CB/Tuskegee

10

75

Kansas City- James Allen/OLB/Oregon St

11

76

Jacksonville- Chester Pitts/G-T/San Diego St

12

77

Tennessee- Will Overstreet/DE/Tennessee

13

78

New York Giants- Chris Baker/TE/Michigan St

14

79

Cleveland- Ron Johnson/WR/Minnesota

15

80

Atlanta- Terreal Bierra/S/Georgia

16

81

Arizona- Najeh Davenport/FB/Miami-Fl

17

82

New Orleans-Mike Echols/CB/Wisconsin

18

83

Houston Supplemental- Pig Prather/S/Miss St.

19

84

St. Louis/Wash/KC- Ben Taylor/LB/Va Tech

20

85

Seattle- Charles Hill/DT/Maryland

21

86

Tampa Bay- Luke Staley/RB/BYU

22

87

Baltimore- Ladell Betts/RB/Iowa

23

88

New York Jets- Alan Harper/DT/Fresno St

24

89

Oakland- Kalhill Hill/WR/Iowa

25

90

Miami- Jarvis Green/DE/LSU

26

91

Philadelphia- Brian Westbrook/RB-RS/Villanova

27

92

Green Bay- Mike Collins/G/Green Bay

28

93

Chicago- Rashad Bauman/CB/Oregon

29

94

Pittsburgh- Andre Goodman/CB/South Carolina

30

95

St. Louis- Josh McCown/QB/Sam Houston St

31

96

New England- Andre Lott/CB/Tennessee Depth.

32

97

Buffalo*- Ramon Walker/S/Pittsburgh

33

98

Arizona*- Cliff Russell/WR/Utah

This draft was put together by the TFY Draft Preview and Adam Caplan of Football Injuries.com. 

Adam has worked with the TFY Draft Preview the past three years, offering excellent insight and knowledge of happenings around the league.  His companies publications are read by team executives as well as fans, and we strongly suggest you visit his site.

 


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