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NickSeiler's 2005 Two-Round Mock Draft (3/23/05)
Here's how I see things playing out after the opening weeks of free agency.
1. San Francisco -- Aaron Rodgers, QB, California
-This is clearly the sexy pick, as quarterbacks get all the glory and the woman. Neither Rattay nor Dorsey are franchise quarterbacks, so Rodgers could be the man to bring glory back to this position, provided the ***** don't trade down.
2. Miami -- Cedric Benson, RB, Texas
-The Dolphins need some help on the O-line, but no lineman is worth this pick. Benson is still the best runner in this class, IMO. The Dolphins need someone to pound the ball, and don't have the cap room to buy a 'back on the FA market.
3. Cleveland -- Derrick Johnson, LB, Texas
-Alex Smith is tempting here, because the Browns certainly don't have their QB of the future. But I don't think Crennel - who knows the value of a strong LB unit - would be able to pass up on a defender the likes of Derrick Johnson.
4. Chicago -- Braylon Edwards, WR, Michigan
-Despite signing Muhammad, the Bears could still use an upgrade at the receiver position. With Johnson off the board, their decision is set in stone - it's time to fill one of their offensive needs by drafting Edwards.
5. Tampa Bay -- Carnell Williams, RB, Auburn
-Rumor has it that Mike Williams has been told by Gruden that he's the man in Tampa Bay, but I think Jon is still thinking about getting himself a Caddy this year to drive around southern Florida.
6. Tennessee -- Antrel Rolle, CB, Miami
-While I wouldn't rule out a tackle here given Miller's departure and Hopkins's trouble with the law, I don't think the Titans can pass up Rolle, who I still view as the best cornerback in this class over Pacman Jones.
7. Minnesota (f/OAK) -- Mike Williams, WR, USC
-Yes, the Vikings signed Travis Taylor, but they can't pass up on Mike Williams, who could start immediately for them if necessary, and would make an excellent red zone target.
8. Arizona -- Alex Smith, QB, Utah
-The Cardinals have needs at CB and RB, but both could be had in the second or third rounds. Getting arguably the best quarterback in this class is too tempting.
9. Washington -- Adam Jones, CB, WVU
-With both elite receivers off the board, the Redskins address their defense by drafting one of the best cornerbacks in this draft class.
10. Detroit -- Erasmus James, DE, Wisconsin
-The Lions need a pass rusher on their defensive line, and James is certainly one of the best in this class at getting to the quarterback.
11. Dallas -- Shawne Merriman, DE, Maryland
-The Cowboys will pull the trigger on Merriman given his ability to play as a down lineman or upright as a rushing linebacker in a 3-4 system.
12. San Diego (f/NYG) -- Marcus Spears, DE, L.S.U.
-Three DEs off the board in a row might seem strange, but San Diego needs an upgrade on their defensive line. Spears is a perfect fit in their 3-4 system.
13. Houston -- Alex Barron, OT, Florida State
-The Texans missed out on Orlando Pace during free agency, so I imagine they'll draft the best lineman in this class to make up for it.
14. Carolina -- Ronnie Brown, RB, Auburn
-There are some question marks around Davis (31) and Foster (injuries), so if Ronnie Brown falls this far, I wouldn't be surprised to see the Panthers grab him.
15. Kansas City -- Carlos Rogers, CB, Auburn
-KC improved their secondary by signing Sammy Knight, but after failing to grab either Ty Law or Fred Smooth, it's time to upgrade at cornerback with Rogers here.
16. New Orleans -- Thomas Davis, LB/S, Georgia
-Outside of Courtney Watson, the Saints have virtually nothing at linebacker. Thomas Davis may be more suited for that role, but could also play safety.
17. Cincinnati -- Anttaj Hawthorne, DT, Wisconsin
-Hawthorne is a great one gap defender with abilities to stop the run - something that's going to come in handy in a division with Jamal Lewis and Jerome Bettis.
18. Minnesota -- Travis Johnson, DT, Florida State
-Pat Williams may have just been signed, but he won't be playing forever. Johnson is a solid pick for the future of the Minnesota defense.
19. St. Louis -- Jammal Brown, OT, Oklahoma
-The Rams failed to grab a veteran right tackle in free agency, and with Kyle Turley all but out of St. Louis, the Rams need a young stud to solidify their line.
20. Dallas (f/BUF) -- Troy Williamson, WR, South Carolina
-The Cowboys could continue to upgrade their defense here, but I think they may grab a guy like Williamson to provide a big play threat to their passing offense.
21. Jacksonville -- David Pollack, DE, Georgia
-The Jags added a solid player in Reggie Hayward, but another addition would be welcomed. Pollack is a bit undersized but still a feared pass rusher.
22. Baltimore -- Mark Clayton, WR, Oklahoma
-Signing Derrick Mason was the first step to improving the offense, but now it's time to draft someone to eventually play opposite of him.
23. Seattle -- Justin Miller, CB, Clemson
-Herndon was a nice signing, but he's a marginal starter, and injuries have clouded Bobby Taylor's future. Miller would see a lot of time for Seattle in 2005.
24. Green Bay -- Channing Crowder, LB, Florida
-The Packers want to move Nick Barnett to the outside, so drafting the best middle linebacker in this year's class seems like the first step to making that happen.
25. Denver -- Justin Tuck, DE, Notre Dame
-After losing Hayward to free agency and with Pryce on the trading block, depth at defensive end is needed. Tuck is the best remaining player on the board at that position.
26. New York Jets -- Khalif Barnes, OT, Washington
-The Jets have a hole to fill after Kareem McKenzie decided to hit the road, and while Barnes isn't an elite tackle, he should be a solid starter on the right side.
27. Atlanta -- Brodney Pool, FS, Oklahoma
-The only piece that seems to be missing from the Falcons defense is a starter at free safety. Pool should be able to win a competition with newly-acquired Ronnie Heard.
28. San Diego -- Daryl Blackstock, LB, Virginia
-Despite going defense earlier, the Chargers will continue to upgrade that side of the ball with Blackstock, who played in a 3-4 system in college.
29. Indianapolis -- David Baas, G, Michigan
-After losing Rick DeMulling to the Lions and with the top corners already off the board, the Colts need Baas to upgrade their interior offensive line.
30. Pittsburgh -- Heath Miller, TE, Virginia
-The Steelers have been searching for a tight end target for Roethlisberger in the free agent pool, but drafting Miller would give them a guy who can grow with their young QB.
31. Philadelphia -- Roddy White, WR, U.A.B.
-Freddie Mitchell seems to talk the talk, but can't walk the walk. The Eagles need someone to compliment Terrell Owens, who himself isn't on the younger side of his career.
32. New England -- Odell Thurman, LB, Georgia
-With Tedy Bruschi's health a possible concern and age catching up with their defense, the Pats will reload with a talent like Thurman, who they've been eyeing carefully.
33. San Francisco -- Corey Webster, CB, LSU
-If the ***** move Rumph to free safety, then they'll need Webster to help out at corner.
34. Cleveland -- Charlie Frye, QB, Akron
-After passing on their QB of the future in the first round, the Browns will get him here.
35. Philadelphia (f/MIA) -- Barrett Ruud, ILB, Nebraska
-The Eagles may have locked Trotter up, but they lost Reese to free agency and depth is needed.
36. Tampa Bay -- Elton Brown, G, Virginia
-Brown's stock has dropped recently, but the Bucs desperately need a guard to replace Cosey Coleman.
37. Tennessee -- Adam Terry, T, Syracuse
-Tackle is the next biggest need for Tennessee, and Terry is the best tackle prospect left.
38. Oakland -- Dan Cody, DE/OLB, Oklahoma
-Cody is perfectly suited to be a pass rushing outside linebacker in a 3-4 system, which is exactly what Oakland needs.
39. Chicago -- Kevin Burnett, OLB, Tennessee
-Brian Urlacher needs some help beside him, and Burnett is the kind of fast player that Lovie Smith covets.
40. New Orleans -- Jason Campbell, QB, Auburn
-The Saints have no reason to be confident in their future with Aaron Brooks at the helm.
41. Detroit -- Wesley Britt, T, Alabama
-The Lions need to find a replacement for Stockar McDougle, and Britt is about as good as anyone else here.
42. Dallas -- Marlin Jackson, DB, Michigan
-After Newman and Henry, there's virtually nothing at corner, and Jackson could move to FS as well.
43. New York Giants -- Chris Henry, WR, WVU
-Despite signing Plaxico Burress, the Giants could still use some help at the receiver position.
44. Arizona -- Fabian Washington, CB, Nebraska
-After running a sub 4.3 "40" at the combine, Washington's stock is on the rise.
45. Carolina -- Marcus Johnson, OL, Ole Miss
-Johnson may be a slight reach here, but has the potential to play multiple offensive line positions.
46. Kansas City -- Lance Mitchell, ILB, Oklahoma
-The Chiefs want Kendrell Bell to fill multiple LB positions. When he's not playing the middle, Mitchell certainly can.
47. Houston -- Matt Roth, DE/OLB, Iowa
-Roth could probably play either end or linebacker, both positions where the Texans need depth.
48. Cincinnati -- Ernest Shazor, S, Michigan
-Shazor's "40" time was disappointing, but the Bengals need his help in their secondary.
49. Minnesota -- Logan Mankins, G, Fresno State
-After letting David Dixon walk this spring, the Vikings need a solid interior lineman to replace him as a starter.
50. St. Louis -- Josh Bullocks, S, Nebraska
-Moving Adam Archuleta to free safety is a risky move. Grabbing Bullocks will give the Rams a contingency plan.
51. Green Bay -- Andrew Walter, QB, Arizona State
-Walter needs some time to develop, and who better to study under than Brett Favre?
52. Jacksonville -- Bryant McFadden, CB, FSU
-McFadden has good size and all the tools you need at cornerback, a position that the Jags are weak at.
53. Baltimore -- Chris Spencer, C, Ole Miss
-After losing Casey Rabach to the Redskins in free agency, the Ravens desperately need a center.
54. Seattle -- Evan Mathis, OL, Alabama
-Mathis is experienced at both tackle and guard, and could start on the right side for Seattle.
55. Buffalo -- Chris Colmer, T, NC State
-If he checks out medically, Colmer could be a solid addition to a Bills offensive line that lost LT Jonas Jennings.
56. Denver -- Donte Nicholson, S, Oklahoma
-After losing Kenoy Kennedy to free agency, the Broncos need to find his replacement.
57. New York Jets -- Brandon Browner, DB, Oregon State
-The Jets need depth at cornerback, and Browner gives them experience all over the secondary.
58. Green Bay -- Oshiomogho Atogwe, S, Stanford
-Atogwe fills a huge need for the Packers, who released Darren Sharper as a cap casualty.
59. Atlanta -- Shaun Cody, DL, USC
-The Falcons need help on their defensive line, and who better than Cody, who can play either end or tackle?
60. Indianapolis -- Kirk Morrison, ILB, San Diego State
-Needing a replacement for Rob Morris, the Colts turn to San Diego State standout Kirk Morrison.
61. San Diego -- Reggie Brown, WR, Georgia
-Brown has the size and ball skills the Chargers are looking for in their receiving core.
62. Pittsburgh -- Michael Munoz, T, Tennessee
-The Steelers lost Oliver Ross to the Arizona Cardinals, but Munoz could easily step in at right tackle.
63. Philadelphia -- Ciatrick Fason, RB, Florida
-The Eagles would be wise to pick up Fason, who could give Philadelphia a weapon in the backfield when Westbrook motions out as a receiver.
64. New England -- Chris Kemoeatu, G, Utah
-Losing Joe Andruzzi to the Browns hurt the New England offensive line, so reloading on the inside is a must.
Last edited by Nick; -03-23-2005 at 01:41 PM.
Re: NickSeiler's 2005 Two-Round Mock Draft (3/23/05)
You listed Rudd twice at 35 and 46
Re: NickSeiler's 2005 Two-Round Mock Draft (3/23/05)Originally Posted by serkicker32"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
Re: NickSeiler's 2005 Two-Round Mock Draft (3/23/05)
I would be thrilled if the Rams could get Bullocks in Round 2.
I'll post my final Mock (which I'll probably extend to 2 rounds as well) after the Little trial (which starts on March 28).
Re: NickSeiler's 2005 Two-Round Mock Draft (3/23/05)Originally Posted by serkicker32
-03-26-2005 #6Chrisbob Guest
Re: NickSeiler's 2005 Two-Round Mock Draft (3/23/05)
If Ronnie Brown falls out of the top 10, I will be amazed.
Also, I don't see Jason Campbell going in round 2 although his stock is rising.
Apart from that, pretty good mock.