1 Houston Reggie Bush, Tailback, Southern California: The consensus best overall prospect in the draft, Reggie Bush has unbelievable abilities and is a once every 20 years type athlete. He has now posted the lowest DQI rating of all time for the 2nd straight mock. The most consensus number one in years. The only question will be durability in the NFL. D'Brickashaw Ferguson would be a perfect fit for the Texans, but would their fans accept passing on Bush? This spot looks to be traded. 1.007
2 New Orleans D'Brickashaw Ferguson, OL, Virginia: Ferguson could anchor the left side of any line for years to come, plus he has a really cool name for an Offensive lineman. It's not very often that an offensive tackle as dominating as Ferguson comes along. It would be intriguing to see Reggie Bush in Louisiana with Drew Brees and Joe Horn that could be a monster offense. 2.314
3 Tennessee Matt Leinart, QB, Southern California: He would have been the first player picked in last year's draft. He's still a top 5 pick. Now he gets to reunite with Norm Chow. The guy just wins football games. Matt is a very refined QB due to his admirable decision to come back his senior season even though he probably would've been the #1 overall pick over Alex Smith last year 2.600
4 NY Jets
Jay Cutler, QB, Vanderbuilt: 2005 SEC Offensive Player of the Year as well as 2005 SEC Player of the Year. Super smart with a big body as well as being very mobile and has great field awareness. Really moving up now, can he keep this momentum through the draft?
5 Green Bay A.J. Hawk, LB, Ohio State: LB, Ohio State: He has the size and speed teams like. Possibly the years best defensive playmaker. One of those players who seems to be everywhere when you watch him play. Helped himself a ton at the combine. All the appearances of a future superstar. 3.943
6 San Francisco Mario Williams, DE, NC State (Jr.): Outstanding speed off the edge. The best pass rushing end coming out, he has been a starter since he stepped on campus as a freshman. At 6'7 and 280 pounds Williams can play on the end or on the inside as a tackle. Although with his quickness he most likely will be an end in the NFL. 4.000
7 Oakland Vince Young, QB, Texas (Jr): Vince is dropping as fast as he rose after the Rose Bowl. The questions about his Wonderlic continue and the accusations of special treatment aren't helping matters any. The Raiders have a young qb they like though so he could continue to drop some feel as far as 10. 5.886
8 Buffalo Haloti Ngata, DT, Oregon (Jr.): Ngata has a powerful build and can be a run stuffer on the next level. He also has some quickness to collapse the pocket. Coaches at Oregon have said Ngata was the best defensive player to ever come through the program. 6.457
9 Detroit Michael Huff, FS, Texas: Huff is a big hitter, but he's also good in coverage. The 2005 Thorpe Award winner as the nation's top defensive back. Huff is one of the more versatile defensive backs in the draft. He has experience at both safety and corner. Huff has the size and speed to eventually be a perennial pro bowler in the NFL. Amazing 4.32 40 at the combine. 6.571
10 Arizona Vernon Davis, TE, Maryland (Jr.): Good size and soft hands. Davis rewrote every record book in the weight room at Maryland and has a great work ethic. He has all the talent that cannot be taught with tons of potential. Davis ran a 4.38 in the 40 yard dash and displayed an impressive 42 inch vertical leap while at the combines. At 6'4, 228, Davis has the athleticism of a WR. 7.400
11 St. Louis Jimmy Williams, CB, Virginia Tech: Played safety early in his career at Tech, but he is a highly athletic corner. Williams is a 6'3 corner. Williams is a very physical player who knows how to use his body to his advantage. Williams is as ferocious of a hitter as they come and will match up well against today's taller receivers. 10.457
12 Cleveland Winston Justice, OT, USC (Jr.): Winston Justice, the quickest OT in a draft full of talented offensive linemen. Justice started on the Trojans line as a freshman to tell you just how good he is. 13.486
13 Baltimore Brodrick Bunkley, DT, Florida State: Brodrick Bunkley has the great size you look for, but he can play soft at times. Not much of an attacker, but Bunkley impressed coaches with his strength at the combine by doing 44 consecutive reps of 225 pounds on the bench press. Coaches said that Bunkley was in incredible shape for the combine. 15.143
14 Philadelphia Santonio Holmes, WR, Ohio State (JR): Possesses excellent deep speed with very good hands. He can also be a major player in the return game at the next level. At 5'11 he is a little undersized, but unlike most rookies his crisp route running and cuts will allow him to succeed at the NFL level. 15.257
15 Denver Chad Jackson, WR, Florida: physical receiver with tons of upside. Chad Jackson finished the 2005 regular season leading the SEC with 81 total receptions. He also finished third with 824 receiving yards. 16.057
16 Miami Chad Greenway, OLB, Iowa: This former high school quarterback has developed into one of the best defensive players in the country while at Iowa. At 6-4, 239 pounds, he is relentless in his pursuit of the ball. Very fast, with playmaking ability his downside is strength is an issue after the combine. Greenway could only do 16 reps on the bench at the combine. His 40 time of 4.74 wasn't very impressive either. Before the combine many felt Greenway was a top 15 talent if he doesn't improve at his pro day he will drop further still. 16.143
17 Minnesota DeAngelo Williams, RB, Memphis: An explosive runner with good size and the ability to make people miss. Williams is in the Ronnie Brown-Carnell Williams class. Williams led the nation in rushing yards in 2005 with 1959 yards. He also had 18 rushing TD's to go along with 22 rushing TD's in 2004. He can have a big year in Baltimore as a rookie. DeAngelo had a great Senior Bowl week that solidified him as the second back off the board. 16.543
18 Dallas Jonathon Scott, OT, Texas: Scott is very experienced (RS Senior) and athletic tackle. He has ideal size and moves well for his big frame. Scott has started since his freshman year and excels in both the run and pass game. 16.714
19 San Diego Tye Hill, CB, Clemson: His incredible potential has been verified over the past two years with back-to-back most improved player awards in his only two years playing defensive back. Tye Hill also had a very impressive Senior Bowl week. The Chargers have a greater need at safety, but after Huff and Williams are gone they will go with the next best defensive back in the draft. 16.971
20 Kansas City Tamba Hali, DE, Penn State: Hali has a very impressive repertoire of moves he uses on the line. Hali has started since his freshman year, so he could be the most polished DE in the entire draft with his experience. Hali finished the 2005 season with 11 sacks and 17 TFL. He is a natural athlete with good size and speed to match up at the next level. 17.229
21 New England Ashton Youbouty, CB, Ohio State: Ashton Youboty is the next best available corner in the draft after Tye Hill. 17.272
22 Denver fromWas. LenDale White, RB, USC (Jr.): He has a great combination of size and speed, and pass catching ability. His great vision, speed, and size will take him far in the league. The best pro style back in the draft. 17.455
23 Tampa Bay Marcus McNeil, T, Auburn: A massive left tackle at 6-9, 335 pounds, McNeil has all the tools to be a Pro Bowl player. McNeil is enormous at 6'9. His wingspan makes up for his very average lateral movement. McNeil showed flashes of brilliance during the 2005 season for the Tigers 17.500
24 Cincinnati Gabe Watson, DT, Michigan: Watson is a big, strong tackle with good straight line speed for a big man. However, coaches constantly have to try to motivate him to play at his highest potential. Has a tendency to get high. 17.551
25 NY Giants Ernie Sims, LB, Florida State (Jr.): Ernie Sims started all 13 games for the Seminoles in 2005. He finished the season with 72 tackles, 2.5 sacks, and 10 TFL. Ernie has a knack for being a disruption in the backfield. Sims said he plans on returning to Tallahassee to take classes in order to complete graduation. 17.710
26 Chicago Marcedes Lewis, TE, UCLA: He's the next great receiving tight end to enter the draft. Lewis will become an 80-catch player for whoever takes him. 18.133
27 Carolina Leonard Pope, TE, UCLA (Jr.): A huge target with great hands. Pope ran a respectable 4.62 in the 40 yard dash at the combine. Most GM's and scouts feel that Pope is a lock to be the second TE off the board 18.167
28 Jacksonville Ahmad Brooks, LB, Virginia (Jr.): LB out of Virginia. 6'4" 260 pounds. Couldn't design a better looking LB. Fearless. Vicious. Fast and highly athletic. Has the potential to be one of the greats some day. 19.500
29 NY Jets Mathias Kiwanuka, DE, Boston College: Maybe the best pure pass rusher in the draft. Physical freak who runs a 4.6 40. Kiwanuka's strength is his ability to get to the quarterback. Kiwi finished the 2005 season with 49 tackles while leading BC with 9.5 quarterback sacks and 15.5 TFL. He set a BC school record with 37.5 career sacks. 20.486
30 Indianapolis Laurence Maroney, RB, Minnesota: Maroney has a very good combination of speed and power, running with good pad level, making his way through the line, then exploding down field with breakaway speed. A great find to try to replace the Edge. 20.510
31 Seattle Max Jean-Gilles, OG/OT, Georgia: Max Jean-Gilles was the anchor of a very good Georgia offensive line in 2005. Jean-Gilles is a dominating run blocker. Played OT his Sophomore and Junior years so he is somewhat versatile. 20.620
32 Pittsburgh Sinorice Moss, WR, Miami (FL): Santana's younger brother Sinorice is a big play threat who can take it the distance from anywhere and at any time. He is slightly built though which could hold him back. 23.655
Other Players to keep your eyes on in the first round:
DeMeco Ryans, LB, Alabama: His strengths are dropping back into coverage, running well with running backs and tight ends although he can play the run as well. Very well rounded player
Ko Simpson, S, South Carolina (Soph.): This is quite a reach, Simpson although a Sophomore will be 23 years old so is not as young as you might think. Always around the action and has a nose for the ball good workouts have raised his stock quite a bit.
Claude Wroten, DT, Louisiana State: Undersized but intense, Wroten’s performance throughout his senior year has vaulted him into discussion of being a first-round pick.
Rodrique Wright, DT, Texas: Wright will be the top DT prospect available.
Darnell Bing, S, USC: Prototypical size for an NFL safety, with very, very good speed and hitting power to complement it.
Eric Winston, OT, Miami: He tore ligaments in his knee last season otherwise he would have gone pro before now. Winston is a former tight end who excels in pass protection.
Derek Hagan, WR, Arizona State: At 6-2, he has good size and speed to become a big-play threat.