UPDATED ROUND ONE MOCK

UPDATED ROUND ONE MOCK

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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 already in the mix.

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.  A trade down is very possible as Millen will look to move the pick.

4.

Buffalo

Mike Williams

Texas

By no means a sure thing.  It could very well be Ryan Sims in this slot as the needs is also pretty big at defensive tackle.  Were Donahoe to have his way he'd slide down a few spots as he did last April.  We'll go with Williams but our gut instinct, as well as what we've heard from sources, have told us this is not a sure thing.

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 as may be Donte' Stallworth.

6.

Dallas

Roy Williams

Oklahoma

The Boys signed La'Roi Glover in free agency and have a few solid defensive tackle prospects in the pipeline.  Williams gives them more impact on the defensive side of the ball from several areas.  He is a complete player and should work well at either safety spot.

7.

Minnesota

Ryan Sims

North Carolina

They need play-makers on the defensive side of the ball and with Hovan and the signings of Brumell and Mixon, they have the makings of a good line.

8.

Kansas City

John Henderson

Tennessee

Signing Johnny Morton in free agency gives them breathing room and the ability to fill a different need area in the first round. Henderson can play tackle or end and is a dominant defensive player.  Vermeil will remember teams passing on Jevon Kearse in '99 and will learn from that lesson.

9.

Jacksonville

Wendell Bryant

Wisconsin

A tackle is needed, on either the offensive or defensive line, and Bryant is a safe pick here, as well as good value.

10.

Cincinnati

Joey Harrington

Oregon

Chances are Harrington will be gone as Washington will trade up for him, but if available, the Bengals start again from scratch at the quarterback position.

11.

Indianapolis

Philip Buchanon

Miami-Fl

Fits Dungy's system and a great cover-corner if he keeps his focus on the field.

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.  Sheppard is a bit of a reach this early but is the best fit.

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.  An end is a possibility, though they are resolute on keeping Pryce at end.

20.

Seattle

Charles Grant

Georgia

If you can get a good defensive linemen, you must take him.  Grant fills a desperate need for the Seahawks.

21.

Oakland (TB)

Jevon Walker

Florida St

Davis loves speed, Walker has it, and he also fills the need at wide out.

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

Bryan Thomas

Alabama-Birmingham

A big time pass rusher deceptively effective defending the run.

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.  Harris is on the rise and it would not be out of the realm if he is selected earlier.

25.

Saints (Miami)

Dwight Freeney

Syracuse

A pass rushing end to play opposite Darren Howard and possibly help out as a strong-side linebacker.

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.  They may be cooling on this choice and could look to Mike Rumph and take LeCharles Bentley in the second round.

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

Jeremy Shockey

Miami-Fl

A perfect fit, if, and only if, he falls this far.

30.

Pittsburgh

Dan Graham

Nebraska

youth and pass catching abilities at the tight end spot.

31.

St. Louis

Mike Pearson

Florida

An upgrade at right tackle over what they are dealing with now.  Should Pearson be gone, then it could be Javon Walker or Andre Davis.

32.

New England

Anthony Weaver

Notre Dame

With the Pats going more to a 4-3, Weaver can fill two slots on the line.


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