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    *Final* AR Complete Round 1 Mock

    This is my story, and I'm sticking to it!

    1. Houston Texans: Reggie Bush, RB, USC
    Don't be fooled by reports of negotiations with Mario Williams. He's just a pawn to get Bush's price down a bit. Bush is the "can't not take this guy" prospect in this draft.

    2. New Orleans: Mario Williams, DE, NC State

    Saints will get a guy who will be an impact rookie, and will a Pro Bowl selection within a few years. OTs in the NFC South will hate this pick.

    3. Tennessee Titans: Vince Young, QB, Texas
    For months, everyone has tried to find a reason to downgrade Young. The bottom line is, he's an exceptional performer on the football field, which is all that really should matter.

    4. New York Jets: Vernon Davis, TE, Maryland
    D'Brickashaw Ferguson would be the safer and, perhaps, the more logical choice, but the Jets are still a Broadway team, and Davis will make a lot more highlight film plays.

    5. Green Bay Packers: A.J. Hawk, OLB, OhioState
    With Williams gone, they will select the top remaining defensive player in the draft. Will be an instant impact player for the Packers.

    6. San Francisco Niners: Michael Huff, DB, Texas
    Niners will be a bit thrown by the selection of Davis at number 4, as he was likely their target. Huff will be touted as the next Ronnie Lott, though he's a different type of player.

    7. Oakland Raiders: Matt Leinart, QB, USC
    Leinart would have been the first pick in 2005, but he'll drop to number 7 in this draft. No problem – with his Hollywood image, he'll make up the money in endorsement contracts.

    8. Buffalo Bills: D'Brickashaw Ferguson, OT, Virginia
    Bills are surprised by Ferguson's fall, and will eagerly snatch him up. He'll start as a rookie, obviously.

    9. Detroit Lions: Antonio Cromartie, DB, FSU
    There always seem to be surprises coming out of Detroit, and this year is no exception. Cromartie's stock has been shooting up in recent weeks following his workout.

    10. Arizona Cardinals: Jay Cutler, QB, Vanderbilt
    Many teams (not the Rams, though) will try to trade up for Cutler but, in the end, he'll head to the Southwest to be Kurt Warner's short-term understudy.

    11. St. Louis Rams: Haloti Ngata, DT, Oregon
    Pickett, Lewis, Kennedy… will four times be the charm? Ram fans hope so, and Ngata is certainly a good prospect. Maybe the best prospect of the bunch.

    12. Cleveland Browns: Brodrick Bunkley, DT, FSU
    Fast rising Bunkley will be a welcome addition in Cleveland. They would have been happy with Ngata too.

    13. Baltimore Ravens: Winston Justice, OT, USC
    Will be a good RT initially, and will be the heir apparent to Jonathan Ogden, who is now 32. A good value pick.

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

    15. Denver Broncos: Santonio Holmes, WR, OhioState
    The Broncos are trying to acquire Javon Walker, which could impact this selection. If they don't land him, though, Holmes is the guy.

    16. Miami Dolphins: Tye Hill, CB, Clemson
    Dolphins need more cover corners, and Hill is one of the top two or three in this draft. Nick Saban won't be discouraged by his size.

    17. Minnesota Vikings: Donte Whitner, SS, OhioState
    With Corey Chavous gone, Whitner fills a need and is a good value. He can also play corner or nickel back, as needed.

    18. Dallas Cowboys: Jimmy Williams, CB, VaTech
    It will take a state the size of Texas to accomodate the egos of Williams and teammate TO.

    19. San Diego Chargers: Chad Greenway, OLB, Iowa
    Donnie Edwards likely won't be back, and Greenway, a similar "tackling machine" type, will be a good fit as an ILB in a 3-4 scheme.

    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. San Francisco Niners: Sinorice Moss, WR, Miami (FL)
    Alex Smith does not have enough targets. Moss isn't the player that Santana Moss is, but he has some upside potential.

    23. TampaBay Buccaneers: Nick Mangold, C, OhioState
    Not an exciting pick, but a solid one. Will open up holes for Cadillac Williams for the next few years.

    24. Cincinnati Bengals: Mathias Kiwinuka, DE, BostonCollege
    The Bengals add another pass rusher to the mix on a defense that needs some improvement.

    25. New York Giants: DeAngelo Williams, RB, Memphis
    Tiki Barber can't remain a top back forever, and Williams will be a great understudy/eventual starter, much as Larry Johnson was in Kansas City.

    26. Chicago Bears: Leonard Pope, TE, Georgia
    Bears' need a TE and will jump at Pope. Pope, at 6'7, barely needs to jump.

    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: Laurence Maroney, RB, Minnesota
    Jaguars need a young playmaker in the backfield.

    29. New York Jets: Tamba Hali, DE, PennState
    Jonathan Abraham's departure leaves a hole. Hali will fill it nicely.

    30. Indianapolis Colts: Ernie Sims, LB, FSU
    A good fit in a Dungy-style defense. RB will have to wait.

    31. Seattle Seahawks: Jonathan Joseph, CB, South Carolina
    Hawks need to add talent to their DB corps. Joseph has very good size/speed combination.

    32. Pittsburgh Steelers: Bobby Carpenter, OLB/DE, Ohio State
    Will be a good fit in the Champs' defensive scheme.


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    Re: *Final* AR Complete Round 1 Mock

    St. Louis will be filled with all sorts of b-(female dog)-ing and moaning if another DT is selected. Ngata or Bunkley either one can contribute here, but that won't stop the masses from singing a chorus of "NOT ANOTHER 1ST ROUND DT!!!"
    "Before the gates of excellence the high gods have placed sweat; long is the road thereto and rough and steep at first; but when the heights are reached, then there is ease, though grievously hard in the winning." --- Hesiod

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    Re: *Final* AR Complete Round 1 Mock

    Quote Originally Posted by HUbison
    St. Louis will be filled with all sorts of b-(female dog)-ing and moaning if another DT is selected. Ngata or Bunkley either one can contribute here, but that won't stop the masses from singing a chorus of "NOT ANOTHER 1ST ROUND DT!!!"
    Why?? This is 2006... No sense crying over spilled milk.. If we can come away with Ngata or Bunkley (I prefer Ngata) we will likely forget about D-Lew and Pickett.

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    Re: *Final* AR Complete Round 1 Mock

    Quote Originally Posted by MauiRam
    Why?? This is 2006... No sense crying over spilled milk.. If we can come away with Ngata or Bunkley (I prefer Ngata) we will likely forget about D-Lew and Pickett.

    :football:
    Beats me as to why. But I'll bet the farm there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth from a lot of fans if we take a DT in the first.
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    Re: *Final* AR Complete Round 1 Mock

    Quote Originally Posted by HUbison
    Beats me as to why. But I'll bet the farm there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth from a lot of fans if we take a DT in the first.

    Well.... Bring on the gnashing and weeping! I hope we get Ngata or Bunkley


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    Re: *Final* AR Complete Round 1 Mock

    Quote Originally Posted by MauiRam
    Well.... Bring on the gnashing and weeping! I hope we get Ngata or Bunkley

    I'd be fine with it. Both of them could turn out solid in this league.
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