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2008 NFL Mock Draft by Robert Davis
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2008 NFL Mock Draft
By: Robert Davis | Updated: 12/31
1. Miami - Glenn Dorsey DT LSU
The Phins need playmakers at every spot, aside from running back. That takes McFadden out of the equation, but Dorsey would be a nice fit on the defensive line.
2. St. Louis - Chris Long, DE, Virginia
They consider Jake Long, but decide to go with the defensive line instead.
3. Kansas City - Matt Ryan, QB, Boston College
Croyle is not the answer, so they take their pick of the young QB’s at the top of this draft.
4. Oakland - Jake Long, OT, Michigan
Justin Fargas came on strong, and JaMarcus Russell is set to take over at QB. They now need offensive line help to build around those two, and Long should be able to step in right away.
5. Atlanta - Andre Woodson, QB, Kentucky
With the unfortunate Mike Vick situation, the Falcons have to go after a QB here. With Petrino moving on, Brian Brohm is not the lock at this spot anymore. The Falcons go with the player with the higher upside.
6. NY Jets - Darren McFadden, RB, Arkansas
Thomas Jones is a solid back, but McFadden may be the best player in this draft. He could have an Adrian Peterson type impact next season for the Jets, and that is too much to pass up.
7. New England(SF) - James Laurinitis, LB, Ohio St.
Perfection and a Top 10 pick. The Patriots are feeling good, and the one spot on the team that needs youth badly is ILB. Laurinitis is the type of all around LB the Pats utilize, and he would be an excellent fit.
8. Baltimore - Brian Brohm, QB, Louisville
Kyle Boller is not the answer, and Steve McNair looks like he is on the way out. The Ravens cannot afford to pin their future on Troy Smith, even though he has potential.
9. Cincinnati - Sedrick Ellis, DT, USC
Ellis’ huge senior season has vaulted him up draft boards. For a team needing to stop the run, he is a great fit. If Laurinitis is around somehow, he would be difficult to pass on.
10. New Orleans - Malcolm Jenkins, CB, Ohio St.
The Saints have not solved their corner issues, so they try again. This time, they may have found the answer. The history of OSU corners is impressive, and the Saints hope they have the latest addition.
11. Buffalo - Antoine Cason, CB, Arizona
The Bills have been looking for a playmaker at corner since Nate Clements left town. Even though he is not the physical specimen that other prospects may be, he is arguably the top corner in the draft.
12. Denver - Keith Rivers, LB, USC
Rivers is the type of performer that could blow up in the post season with his natural athleticism and speed. He has the onfield production the past two seasons to go with the talent, and he would be a great fit on the weakside in Denver.
13. Carolina - Kenny Phillips, S, Miami
Phillips has already declared, and should be taken in the first half of the first round. If he works out well, he may be gone at this point. He has the type of all around ability to see the pro bowl early and often in the NFL.
14. Chicago - Ryan Clady, OT, Boise St.
Clady has as much upside as any tackle in the draft. Miller and Tait are up there in age, and the protection will have to be there for whoever lines up under center. The Bears would love for one of the top three QB’s to fall into their laps, but it is unlikely that happens.
15. Detroit - Vernon Gholston, DE, Ohio St.
After workouts, Gholston could go higher than this. HE has the talent and production to be a prime pick. The Lions were rumored to be all over Gaines Adams last year, so they fill that need this year with Gholston.
16. Arizona - Calais Campbell, DE, Miami
Campbell’s size and athleticism should allow him to fit in any defense. His all around potential is off the charts, though he is a work in progress. He’d be a nice fit at one end spot as the Cards try to add more talent to their defense.
17. Minnesota - Malcolm Kelly, WR, Oklahoma
The Vikings would like to land a QB, as Tarvaris Jackson has yet to take a hold of the QB spot. He still has potential, but he will need more help at receiver if he is to live up to it. Kelly is a big target that can do a lot of things.
18. Houston - Sam Baker, OT, USC
Baker is battle tested, and ready to step in right away. His ability in pass protection would be a great fit on Schaub’s blind side.
19. Philadelphia - DeSean Jackson, WR, Cal
Jackson would give the Eagles an explosive option at receiver that they lack, and give them another dynamic threat in the open field along with Brian Westbrook.
20. Tampa Bay - Justin King, CB, Penn St.
King has as much upside as any corner in the draft, he just needs some work. Playing with Ronde Barber and Brian Kelly would be a nice place to adjust to the league.
21. Washington - Derrick Harvey, DE, Florida
The Gator is a big time pass rusher off the edge, and that is just what the Skins have been looking for at DE.
22. Dallas(Cle) - Jonathan Stewart, RB, Oregon
Stewart is an all around back, capable of helping in many ways. He has the ability to be a feature back, but can also operate in a two back set. With Julius Jones set for free agency, he would be a nice fit alongside Marion Barber. He’d also be the best all around back they have had since Emmitt, should Barber move on in the near future.
23. Seattle - Fred Davis, TE, USC
Davis has all the gifts in the world and has developed into quite the all around threat at tight end. He is a very good receiver, but also capable of opening up holes in the running game.
24. Pittsburgh - Jeff Otah, OT, Pitt
Otah has come on strong as a senior, and still has untapped potential. The Steelers would love to add the Pitt product to their offensive line for next season.
25. Tennessee - Limas Sweed, WR, Texas
Justin Gage has been a decent surprise, but he is not the all around threat Sweed is capable of becoming. His time spent with Young in college should make the transition to the NFL a little easier.
26. NY Giants - Ali Highsmith, LB, LSU
Highsmith is the perfect weakside linebacker. His ability to pursuer and chase plays down would be a great fit for the Giants linebacking unit.
27. San Diego - Frank Okam, DT, Texas
Okam has been inconsistent but his talent level will get him selected in the first round. His ability to help out at different spots makes him attractive to the Chargers, who are looking for depth along the front.
28. Jacksonville - Dan Connor, LB, Penn St.
Connor is a versatile linebacker that can help out in a variety of ways. He can drop into coverage and stuff the run, but can also play different spots at linebacker.
29. Green Bay - Mike Jenkins, CB, South Florida
The Pack would love to add more playmaking ability at RB, but Ryan Grant came on strong and last years second rounder Brandon Jackson showed late signs of life. The secondary has to be addressed and Jenkins could be a steal this late.
30. San Francisco(Ind) - Harry Douglas, WR, Louisville
Douglas may not be the biggest, but he can make plays at any time. He is explosive and a threat to score any time he touches the football. He would add an element to the passing game that the ***** need.
31. Dallas - Reggie Smith, DB, Oklahoma
Smith has the potential to play both corner and safety in the NFL. Depending on what the Cowboys want to do with Anthony Henry, Smith can play either spot.
32. New England - forfeited
Re: 2008 NFL Mock Draft by Robert Davis
I can't really see KC passing on Long with the way their line looks right now.
I think Gholston has a good workout and shoots up a few spots, maybe even to Cincy or Buffalo.
McFadden to Oakland maybe? He and Fargas would work well together, I think.
I dont think Minnesota reaches for another WR this early. Maybe they reach for Davis to help out their QB.
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