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    AR's Complete First Round Mock (3/2/06 Version)

    Okay, here's my first mock of the season:

    1. Houston Texans: Reggie Bush, RB, USC
    While there will be talk about a trade, and concerns about Bush's ability to play on every down, in the end the Texans won't want to be the team that passes on a guy with Bush's talent.

    2. New Orleans: Jay Cutler, QB, Vanderbilt
    First surprise will come early. Matt Leinart will raise concerns in Pro Day workout by demonstrating marginal arm strength, vaulting Cutler to the top of the draft.

    3. Tennessee Titans: Vince Young, QB, Texas
    After losing steam following Wonderlikgate, Young will impress in workouts and will be the choice to replace aging Steve McNair.

    4. New York Jets: D'Brickshaw Ferguson, OT, Virginia
    Jets will be scared off by Leinart's workout as well, and will instead go with a near sure-thing prospect to anchor their O line.

    5. Green Bay Packers: Mario Williams, DE, NC State
    Perfect match of a great talent and a team that needs a pass rusher. They won't need ten minutes to make this choice.

    6. San Francisco Niners: Vernon Davis, TE, Maryland
    As Ram fans moan, the Niners will get Alex Smith a big, fast, target. But, like the Rams, they probably would be better off with a defensive player.

    7. Oakland Raiders: Matt Leinart, QB, USC
    Al Davis won't be able to pass up the California Golden Boy. With Kerry Collins on the outs, Leinart could be a starter as a rookie.

    8. Buffalo Bills: Haloti Ngata, DT, Oregon
    Bills need a defensive anchor, and there's only one Blue Chip DT in this year's draft.

    9. Detroit Lions: A.J. Hawk, OLB, OhioState
    Though some will hope they take a QB, they go for the best player left on the board.

    10. Arizona Cardinals: DeAngelo Williams, RB, Memphis
    Cardinals need O line help, but that will have to wait. Williams an instant starter.

    11. St. Louis Rams: Michael Huff, S, Texas
    A virtual no-brainer at this point. Huff is exactly what the Rams' defense needs.

    12. Cleveland Browns: Chad Greenway, OLB, Iowa
    A nice addition to the Browns' defense.

    13. Baltimore Ravens: Omar Jacobs, QB, Bowling Green
    The addition of the fast-rising Jacobs will mark the beginning of the end for Kyle Boller.

    14. Philadelphia Eagles: ChadJackson, WR, Florida
    While Eagles didn't miss TO's BS, they missed his playmaking abilities. Jackson is a great prospect.

    15. Atlanta Falcons: Broderick Bunkley, DT, FSU
    Falcons need help in run defense. Bunkley should contribute early.

    16. Miami Dolphins: Jimmy Williams, CB, VaTech
    With the departure of Sam Madison, Miami needs DB help. They will be shocked and thrilled to see Williams here.

    17. Minnesota Vikings: Tye Hill, CB, Clemson
    Another good value as DBs fall to the middle of the first round.

    18. Dallas Cowboys: Winston Justice, OT, USC
    Cowboys need some young blood for aging O line.

    19. San Diego Chargers: Santonio Holmes, WR, OhioState
    Whether its Brees or Rivers throwing, Chargers need more playmakers on the outside.

    20. Kansas City Chiefs: DeMeco Ryans, OLB, Alabama
    After years of ignoring defense, Chiefs are building strong LB corps.

    21. New England Patriots: Manny Lawson, OLB/DE, NC State
    A tweener who will fit well in Patriots 3-4 schemes replacing Willie McGuinest.

    22. Denver Broncos (from Washington): Tamba Hali, DE, Penn State.
    Will fill a need on Broncos defense.

    23. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Nick Mangold, C, Ohio State
    Not an exciting pick, but a solid one.

    24. Cincinnati Bengals: Ko Simpson, S, South Carolina
    A need based selection for a team that is weak in DB.

    25. New York Giants: Sinorice Moss, WR, Miami
    Its all about making Eli look good in New York.

    26. Chicago Bears: Leonard Pope, TE, Georgia
    Bears' need a TE and will jump at Pope.

    27. Carolina Panthers: Lendale White, RB, USC
    Injury problems at RB will make this an easy choice, and a very good one.

    28. Jacksonville Jaguars: Maurice Drew, RB, UCLA
    Jaguars need a young playmaker in the backfield.

    29. Denver Broncos: Max Jean-Gilles, OG, Georgia
    Need for youth on Broncos aging O line prompts a bit of a reach.

    30. Indianapolis Colts: Ernie Sims, LB, FSU
    A good fit in a Dungy-style defense.

    31. Seattle Seahawks: Eric Winston, OT, Miami
    Need to add a young prospect to compete for RT spot.

    32. Pittsburgh Steelers: Bobby Carpenter, OLB/DE, Ohio State
    Will be a good fit in the Champs' defensive scheme.
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    Re: AR's Complete First Round Mock (3/2/06 Version)

    I like any draft we get Huff. I still think Matt Leinart will go number 2 to New Orleans. He would be better off in Oakland.

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    Re: AR's Complete First Round Mock (3/2/06 Version)

    I'm not a big Leinart fan. I think he's going to be a bust in the NFL.

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    Re: AR's Complete First Round Mock (3/2/06 Version)

    I'm surprised to see Omar Jacobs has landed in your first round. I have him as my #4 QB behind Leinart, Cutler, and Croyle. I dont really expect to see Jacobs gone until the late second to early third round.

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    Re: AR's Complete First Round Mock (3/2/06 Version)

    Well, I always like to throw a surprise or two into my mocks. I'm a fan of Jacobs'. I think he's going to be a very good pro QB.

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    Re: AR's Complete First Round Mock (3/2/06 Version)

    The disagreements I have are just about how players are valued:

    -I don't see the Titans or Jets passing on Leinart.

    -Omar Jacobs may be a mid first rounder in a less talented draft, but I think he's going to be a late Day One guy just because of how loaded this draft is.

    -Denver has Washington's first round pick.

    -Maurice Drew and Marcedes Lewis are not first round guys, IMO. Both should go second or third round.
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    Re: AR's Complete First Round Mock (3/2/06 Version)

    That's part of the fun of Mock Drafts, though. Its easy to do a mock consisting entirely of "conventional wisdom" first round talents. But, ultimately, there are players taken in the first round every year that nobody anticipated would go in the first round (or who go earlier than expected). I like trying to find those players. Maybe I'll be way off. Who knows?

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    Re: AR's Complete First Round Mock (3/2/06 Version)

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick

    -Denver has Washington's first round pick.
    D'oh! That one I will fix (and, in doing so, M.Lewis is dropped from the first round).
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    Re: AR's Complete First Round Mock (3/2/06 Version)

    I'm also not of the belief that Arizona will take a RB. I think they're going to try and trade out of the #10 spot and select an O-Lineman later on. I just dont think that Green is ready to give up on JJ Arrington.

    I agree with you on Jacobs though. He's going to be a stud in the NFL eventually. I think this draft is deeper at QB than a lot of people want to believe. You have guys like Leinart, Cutler, Croyle, and Jacobs who I believe are all day one guys who should be top QBs in the league in just a few seasons. I'm not a fan of a guy like Vince Young, I think he's going to be a bust in the NFL at the QB position. I think he might have a future at WR though with his size and speed.

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    Re: AR's Complete First Round Mock (3/2/06 Version)

    That's part of the fun of Mock Drafts, though. Its easy to do a mock consisting entirely of "conventional wisdom" first round talents. But, ultimately, there are players taken in the first round every year that nobody anticipated would go in the first round (or who go earlier than expected). I like trying to find those players. Maybe I'll be way off. Who knows?
    I have just hired Avenger to represent me in any of my statement regarding draft picks. This is exactly how I feel about mocks leading up to the draft. Once in awhile you have to think out side of the box.

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    Re: AR's Complete First Round Mock (3/2/06 Version)

    Going back to the issue of Omar Jacobs... if he were still on the board when the Rams select in the 3rd Round (as Nick suggested he might be), I'd take him. Sure, the Rams don't need a QB, but I can't imagine that there will be anyone (at any position) even close to his talent level still on the board at that stage in the draft.
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    11. St. Louis Rams: Michael Huff, S, Texas
    A virtual no-brainer at this point. Huff is exactly what the Rams' defense needs.
    The question is: Since when, in recent history, have the Rams gone for the "no-brainers"?

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    Re: AR's Complete First Round Mock (3/2/06 Version)

    Last year's selection of Alex Barron?

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    Re: AR's Complete First Round Mock (3/2/06 Version)

    Quote Originally Posted by Chiledog
    The question is: Since when, in recent history, have the Rams gone for the "no-brainers"?

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    Yea they had no brains when drafting ROBERT THOMAS DAMIONE LEWIS TRUNG CANDIDATE ADAM ARCHULETA in the 1st Round.

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    Last year's selection of Alex Barron?
    Good point, but one of the few exceptions in recent memory. RamsFan16's post confirms that. Let's hope they do go for the "no-brainer this year, and pick Huff if he is still available. Seems like the temptation to pick the best athlete, and not filling the biggest need, is often just too attractive for the powers above who make the decisions.

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