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    New Mock From SI.com

    - 1 RB Reggie Bush USC Jr. 6-0 200
    The bottom 31 slots in this first round might wind up looking vastly different between now and the April 29 draft, but I'm convinced Bush and the Texans are a marriage that's going to last. At least until I start hearing that Houston is seriously entertaining offers to trade down.
    - 2 (trade) QB Matt Leinart USC Sr. 6-5 225
    Now that the Saints have signed Drew Brees and don't need the best quarterback available at this spot, look for the Jets to move up and get the former Heisman Trophy winner. Although they did work out a deal with Chad Pennington, this is too good an opportunity to turn down.
    - 3 QB Jay Cutler Vanderbilt Sr. 6-4 228
    Nobody had more buzz coming out of Indy than Cutler, and I'm sticking with the idea that the hometown Titans are intrigued with keeping the Vandy star in Nashville. But having Mario Williams sitting there for the taking is going to really test Tennessee's belief in Cutler.
    - 4 (trade) DE Mario Williams N.C. State Jr. 6-7 285
    Since the quarterback spot seems to be settled, the Saints need to replace free-agent defensive end Darren Howard, who signed a big deal with the Eagles. Williams is a rare physical specimen who could be a matchup problem for opposing defenses.
    - 5 DT Haloti Ngata Oregon Jr. 6-5 345
    With the Packers re-signing defensive end Aaron Kampman, they now turn their attention to the defensive interior, where the run-stuffing Ngata is the best the draft has to offer. Taking the draft's blue-chip offensive tackle, Virginia's D'Brickashaw Ferguson, would also be a sound top-five strategy.
    - 6 OT D'Brickashaw Ferguson Virginia Sr. 6-5 295
    We can't think of a better way to aid in the development of second-year franchise quarterback Alex Smith than a cornerstone left tackle to protect his backside for the foreseeable future.
    - 7 QB Vince Young Texas Jr. 6-5 235
    Given that the Raiders have failed at landing Daunte Culpepper, this move makes too much sense. As crazy as it would have sounded on the morning of Jan. 5 after his Rose Bowl showing, if Young slips past the Raiders, it's possible he could fall entirely out of the top 10.
    - 8 LB A.J. Hawk Ohio State Sr. 6-1 240
    In London Fletcher and Jeff Posey, the Bills have a couple of starting linebackers who are past their 30th birthdays. Hawk had great showings at both the combine and his pro day, and he's an impact addition for a defense that tumbled a long way in the league rankings in 2005.
    - 9 DB Michael Huff Texas Sr. 6-1 205
    We're going to go out on a limb and predict that the Lions won't be taking a first-round receiver for the fourth consecutive year. Huff is a versatile talent who had a solid top 10 ranking coming out of the combine. If the Lions get tempted by anyone on offense, it'll be Maryland tight end Vernon Davis.
    - 10 TE Vernon Davis Maryland Jr. 6-3 250
    The Cardinals didn't wait until the draft to land their No. 1 running back, splurging instead on Edgerrin James in free agency. So no DeAngelo Williams or LenDale White for them. Davis put on a virtuoso performance in Indy, and he'll give balance to an offense that already has a ridiculously potent passing game.
    ***11 CB Jimmy Williams Virginia Tech Sr. 6-3 216
    The Rams were hoping Davis lasted one more slot, and maybe they're willing to give the Cardinals something in exchange for moving into the top 10. But if not, the consolation prize is Williams, the draft's highest-ranked cover man.
    - 12 DE Tamba Hali Penn State Sr. 6-3 267
    The Browns did good work on offense early in free agency, then added big Ted Washington to clog up the running lanes in the middle of the defense. It's fair to ask whether Hali, at 6-foot-3, 267, is big enough to play end in a 3-4 formation, but he's an impact pass rusher and Cleveland is in need of one.
    - 13 DT Brodrick Bunkley Florida State Sr. 6-3 284
    Bunkley makes a big jump up our board in the wake of his impressive combine workout (44 bench-press reps, 4.97 time in the 40 at 307 pounds). The Ravens just lost underrated DT Maake Kemoeatu to Carolina in free agency, and Bunkley would fill that vacancy rather nicely.
    - 14 LB Ernie Sims Florida State Jr. 6-0 220
    The Eagles have so many choices in this slot. They could take USC offensive tackle Winston Justice, replacing free agent Jon Runyan. They could go for a running back like DeAngelo Williams or LenDale White, or a receiver like Chad Jackson or Santonio Holmes. But Sims gives them the outside linebacker they covet.
    - 15 OT Winston Justice USC Jr. 6-6 300
    The Falcons lost left tackle Kevin Shaffer to Cleveland in free agency, and Justice is a good value pick in this slot. Justice has underachieved at times, but there are those NFL scouts who are firm in their belief that he can handle the critical left tackle role as a pro.
    - 16 OT Eric Winston Miami Sr. 6-7 315
    The Dolphins' top choice to fill their need at OT was Winston Justice, who we have going just ahead of them. That means Miami will have to make do with a different Winston, the one who starred for the Hurricanes in Coral Gables. Nick Saban could also lean on his SEC ties and select Auburn OT Marcus McNeill.
    - 17 RB DeAngelo Williams Memphis Sr. 5-10 217
    True, the Vikings signed Chester Taylor in free agency, perhaps removing running back from their first-round need list. But head coach Brad Childress had a running-back-by-committee approach with the Eagles, and Taylor split time with Jamal Lewis in Baltimore. Williams or USC's LenDale White could be the pick.
    - 18 WR Chad Jackson Florida Jr. 6-1 205
    Jackson's combine 40 time of 4.34 got everybody's attention, and it makes him one of the more obvious climbers in the bottom half of the first round. The Cowboys are old at receiver, but they also need help at offensive tackle, should Eric Winston linger or Auburn's Marcus McNeill tempt them.
    - 19 WR Santonio Holmes Ohio State Jr. 5-11 190
    You have to think general manager A.J. Smith wants to give quarterback Philip Rivers the best possible chance to succeed, given that he has staked his reputation on him and sent Drew Brees packing. Getting Rivers another receiving target -- either Holmes or Chad Jackson -- should be Smith's top priority.
    - 20 CB Tye Hill Clemson Sr. 5-10 184
    When have the Chiefs not needed an infusion of talent in their pass defense? Hill ran a blistering 4.30 at the combine, which vaulted him into the first round if he wasn't there already. Ohio State cornerback Ashton Youboty is the other name to be aware of.
    - 21 RB LenDale White USC Jr. 6-2 235
    On our board, White somehow lasts until No. 21, a development the Patriots would be thrilled about. If White is gone, Ohio State linebacker Bobby Carpenter makes sense. As does a receiver (Jackson, Holmes or Sinorice Moss?), since the Patriots are about to lose David Givens in free agency.
    - 22 WR Sinorice Moss Miami Sr. 5-8 185
    By giving the Broncos Moss with the first of their two No. 1 picks, we're assuming they don't wind up with Terrell Owens, whom they apparently have cooled on. The Broncos could also look at Boston College DE Mathias Kiwanuka, even though they've re-signed both Courtney Brown and Gerard Warren.
    - 23 LB Chad Greenway Iowa Sr. 6-4 244
    Greenway wasn't as strong (16 reps) or as quick (4.78) at the combine as was expected. But he's still going to make the first round, and the Bucs seem like a nice fit. Tampa Bay also could address OT with Auburn's Marcus McNeill, or take a shot with Arizona State WR Derek Hagan.
    - 24 TE Marcedes Lewis UCLA Sr. 6-6 255
    The defensive tackle Cincy wanted, Florida State's Brodrick Bunkley, is long gone, and LSU's Claude Wroten doesn't have a consensus first-round grade. With the Dexter Jackson signing addressing the need at safety, we give the Bengals the second best TE on the board behind Maryland's Davis.
    - 25 LB Bobby Carpenter Ohio State Sr. 6-3 255
    Adding Sam Madison and R.W. McQuarters seemed to remove cornerback from New York's first-round need list. If LaVar Arrington gets signed, maybe we can say the same thing about linebacker. But everybody knows Giants general manager Ernie Accorsi loves those Big Ten prospects.
    - 26 TE Dominique Byrd USC Sr. 6-3 260
    With no more receivers first-round worthy, the Bears wisely address their need at tight end. But which tight end will it be, the pass-catching Byrd, or Georgia's 6-foot-7, 250-pound Leonard Pope, who can both catch and block? This pick assumes UCLA's Marcedes Lewis is already gone to No. 24 Cincinnati.
    - 27 RB Laurence Maroney Minnesota Jr. 5-11 205
    Don't make the mistake of assuming that by re-signing DeShaun Foster the Panthers are out of the running for a first-round running back. Foster's injury history demands the position receive more attention. Maroney looks like a steal this low in the first round.
    - 28 LB DeMeco Ryans Alabama Sr. 6-5 230
    The Jaguars addressed their cornerback need in free agency, signing Brian Williams away from Minnesota. That would seem to shift their draft priority to outside linebacker. Ryans' stock has fallen since the Senior Bowl, but he's a playmaker who has decent value at the bottom of the first round.
    - 29 DE Mathias Kiwanuka Boston College Sr. 6-5 255
    Broncos defensive line coach Andre Patterson loves to play his linemen in rotation, and Kiwanuka would add some much-needed pass rush to a group that's more steady than spectacular. Again, the re-signing of Courtney Brown and Gerard Warren does not eliminate defensive line from consideration.
    - 30 RB Joseph Addai LSU Sr. 5-11 214
    With the big four running backs all gone, the Colts might be looking at the somewhat surprising Addai as a replacement for Edgerrin James. Addai could sneak into the bottom of the first round based on his impressive 40 times in the 4.4 range at the combine.
    - 31 DT Rod Wright Texas Sr. 6-5 315
    If the Seahawks lose defensive tackle Rocky Bernard in free agency, Wright could be a suitable replacement. Another option in the defensive interior would be LSU's Claude Wroten. Defensive end and linebacker are two other positions of need for the defending NFC champions.
    - 32 C Nick Mangold Ohio State Sr. 6-4 300
    With Antwaan Randle El lost in free agency as expected, the Steelers would like an impact receiver. But they won't reach for one in this slot if the top three prospects (Jackson, Holmes and Moss) are all gone. Give them Mangold, because veteran center Jeff Hartings will be 34 in September.


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    Re: New Mock From SI.com

    Looks more and more like were going to get Jimmy.

    What would it take to move up one spot to get Davis?

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    Re: New Mock From SI.com

    I definitely think the Bears take Pope over Byrd in the first. If Hawk is still on the board when the Bills pick, I think we would have to strongly consider moving up.

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    Re: New Mock From SI.com

    I have a hard time believing Ngata will be selected before Ferguson.

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    Re: New Mock From SI.com

    I would love Jimmy WIlliams aka JDub!
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    Re: New Mock From SI.com

    RamFan 16 replace Carter with JDub in your pick of the new hard hitting D.Boy can he hit,he would knock you the f*** out

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    Re: New Mock From SI.com

    No. Because we haven't had the draft yet. I can change the sig if you want.
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    Re: New Mock From SI.com

    The more I see of him the more I like him,I would prefer Huff or Davis but it looks like Williams will be our pick

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    Re: New Mock From SI.com

    Quote Originally Posted by Rip32
    The more I see of him the more I like him,I would prefer Huff or Davis but it looks like Williams will be our pick
    I, too, agree that Williams looks to be our pick if all the top notch players are gone. He gives us the versatility Huff would give us. It also depends on how well his pro-day and personal interviews go. He is said to have attitude problems but i hope he clears them up during his interviews.

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    Re: New Mock From SI.com

    The only thing with Jdubs attitude is he is cocky on field. The Rams need that. He doesn't low blow people either just in your face type stuff.
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    Re: New Mock From SI.com

    Quote Originally Posted by Rampage39
    I, too, agree that Williams looks to be our pick if all the top notch players are gone. He gives us the versatility Huff would give us. It also depends on how well his pro-day and personal interviews go. He is said to have attitude problems but i hope he clears them up during his interviews.
    The problem is that he seems kinda arrogent he thinks its confident but sometimes you can over step that boundry from confidence into arrogence,Also I think he might sulk and provide some problems if you move him to safety,he seems to have his mind made up that he is a Corner and that he is better than all the other corners including Huff

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