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    The first full mock draft
    By John Murphy, Yahoo! Sports
    February 8, 2007

    John Murphy
    Yahoo! Sports

    The champion Colts will bask in the glare of the Lombardi Trophy for just a few weeks as pre-combine meetings have started all over the league.

    Many teams view this draft as a seven- or eight-player draft. That means clubs are willing to trade up if they have ammunition to do so, or they will not deal down past a certain point in the top 10.

    Others will wait their turn and opt to draft down – a strategy made trendy by Jimmy Johnson back in the 1990s. He figured it didn't make sense to draft a player with a second-round grade in the latter portions of the first round when you instead could accumulate a war chest of mid-round picks and mix and match throughout the seven rounds.

    Our initial look at how the first round could play out only covered the top 10 choices. Mock draft No. 2 includes all 32 selections of the first round.

    Oakland 1. Oakland Raiders – JaMarcus Russell, quarterback, LSU. His ability to keep his eyes focused downfield, plus his rifle arm and eye-opening size, would make him a perfect fit for a Raiders team that lacked firepower and punch in its offense this past season.

    Detroit 2. Detroit Lions – Jamaal Anderson, defensive lineman, Arkansas. A quick glance at the Lions' depth chart shows that despite Calvin Johnson possibly being the most talented player on the board, they could use an impact defensive lineman. That makes Anderson highly attractive. Detroit is the team most others will look toward to make a deal since one of the two top-rated quarterbacks will still be available at this selection.

    (A coin flip at the NFL combine will decide the No. 3 and No. 4 choices between Cleveland and Tampa Bay.)

    Cleveland 3/4. Cleveland Browns – Alan Branch, defensive lineman, Michigan. Branch would fill a major void for the Browns, who would allow him to clog the middle while opening up lanes for their outside pass rushers and young linebackers Kamerion Wimbley and D'Qwell Jackson. Cleveland paid close attention to the interior line position leading up to last year's draft but opted to take the pass rusher, so addressing the spot this year should come as no surprise.

    Tampa Bay 3/4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Calvin Johnson, wide receiver, Georgia Tech. The healthy return of quarterback Chris Simms, running back Carnell Williams and wide receiver Michael Clayton certainly will help, but having a playmaker on the outside like Johnson to line up across speedy veteran Joey Galloway would open up the ground attack and provide the Bucs' quarterback with the type of rare pass-catcher who can make plays anywhere on the field.

    Arizona 5. Arizona Cardinals – Joe Thomas, offensive tackle, Wisconsin. They have areas on the defensive side of the ball to address, but finding a tackle that can lock down and anchor their line for the next 10 years is a primary need heading into the offseason. The Steelers have made it a habit of dominating the line of scrimmage during Ken Whisenhunt's time in Pittsburgh; it is something he now will stress in Arizona.

    Washington 6. Washington Redskins – Gaines Adams, defensive end, Clemson. While not a complete player, Adams possesses the primary asset of harassing the quarterback. Creating pressure and forcing throws would provide the 'Skins with an improved pass defense and likely force opposing teams into an increased number of turnovers in 2007.

    Minnesota 7. Minnesota Vikings – Reggie Nelson, defensive back, Florida. Nelson has the cover skills to man-up against slot receivers and has keen awareness when called upon to blitz. It may seem out of the question for Nelson to come off the board this early now, but come draft day, he will have the type of meteoric rise that saw Donte' Whitner shoot into the top 10 a year ago.

    Houston 8. Houston Texans – Marshawn Lynch, running back, California. He's just too good to pass up here, as he can run, catch and provide the big-play ability that only a handful of backs in the NFL possess. Adrian Peterson's name has often come up or been associated with this pick, but Lynch is a far better fit for the Texans' scheme because of his above-average hands. Also, both Gary Kubiak and Rick Smith have seen the type of instant impact a rookie back can bring as evidenced by the success of divisional rivals Jacksonville and Indianapolis.

    Miami 9. Miami Dolphins – Brady Quinn, quarterback, Notre Dame. The Dolphins were close evaluators of Jay Cutler leading up to last year's draft and now sit in prime position to solidify the quarterback position once again. They have needs along the offensive line and at defensive tackle and safety, but those are likely to be addressed in free agency. Quinn is a good fit for Miami's marketplace, too, since he has a big name and the type of maturity and character to handle the South Beach lifestyle.

    Atlanta 10. Atlanta Falcons – Ted Ginn Jr., wide receiver/return man, Ohio State. Bobby Petrino has been successful at every stop along the way, using a variety of schemes, formations and, most importantly, playmakers in a variety of roles. Ginn has been outspoken in his desire to play some defense at cornerback, so he'll fit right in with the Falcons' other elite playmakers in cornerback DeAngelo Hall, running backs Warrick Dunn and Jerious Norwood, and quarterback Michael Vick.

    San Francisco 11. San Francisco ***** – Amobi Okoye, defensive tackle, Louisville. The ***** need to upgrade their defensive talent at cornerback and in the interior part of their line. In three to four years, Okoye will develop into one of this draft's best talents, and when he reaches that potential, he will still be only 23 years old. There is better depth at cornerback than interior line, so look for the ***** to double-dip on corners later on.

    Buffalo 12. Buffalo Bills – Aaron Ross, cornerback, Texas. The expected loss of cornerback Nate Clements in free agency opens the door for the Bills to find an ample replacement with Ross, who burst onto the scene with an outstanding senior campaign. He also can contribute to an already solid special teams unit.

    St. Louis 13. St. Louis Rams – Charles Johnson, defensive end, Georgia. The Rams are hoping to upgrade a few areas, but none is more pressing than at outside pass rusher. Johnson was one of the best front-four playmakers, and he will wow scouts with his all-around athleticism, which will drive up his draft-day value.

    Carolina 14. Carolina Panthers – Lawrence Timmons, outside linebacker, Florida State. The Panthers' defense struggled after the loss of Will Witherspoon in free agency and Dan Morgan to injury. Timmons has amazing athleticism and brings the big-play ability Carolina lacked at the position this past season. The Panthers could also go off the board and take a guy like Adrian Peterson if he were to slip down this far.

    Pittsburgh 15. Pittsburgh Steelers – Leon Hall, cornerback, Michigan. The Steelers got burned on the outside several times last season and hope to upgrade the corner position through the draft. Hall may lack the straight-line speed of Ike Taylor, but he would provide Pittsburgh with better ball skills and toughness. Hall also brings the experience of having defended many of the top-rated receivers in this year's draft.

    Green Bay 16. Green Bay Packers – Adrian Peterson, running back, Oklahoma. While Peterson clearly is a top-five or top-10 talent, teams in need of a running back could address other positions, meaning he could fall right into the lap of the Packers. They need to upgrade the position, but they may opt for younger, fresher legs instead of re-signing veteran Ahman Green.

    Jacksonville 17. Jacksonville Jaguars – Adam Carriker, defensive lineman, Nebraska. The Jaguars need to spice up their outside pass rush, so the addition of Carriker, the best front-four defender still on the board, would give them a versatile prospect that can strengthen the play of their entire front seven.

    Cincinnati 18. Cincinnati Bengals – Darrelle Revis, cornerback, Pittsburgh. The Bengals are growing old on the outside, especially with Tory James hitting the free-agent market. Revis is a potential playmaker with no baggage, something that should be of more importance in their draft room this year.

    Tennessee 19. Tennessee Titans – Robert Meachem, wide receiver, Tennessee. There will be several receiver options on the board, but the local talent may fit in the best. The former regime brought in a number of receivers, but none of them have become a primary go-to guy. And with Drew Bennett on the open market, the addition of Meachem would give Vince Young a vertical threat to grow with.

    N.Y. Giants 20. New York Giants – DeMarcus Tyler, defensive tackle, North Carolina State. The Giants could look for help at offensive tackle or running back, but their primary need is to find a run stuffer that can aid their ample pass rushers on the outside. "Tank" can step into the role as a rookie and secure the spot next to Fred Robbins, who is coming off his best season.

    Denver 21. Denver Broncos – Jarvis Moss, defensive end, Florida. Using the leftover linemen from the Browns the past few years has grown old in the Mile High City, so this year's goal is to find a pass-rushing presence. Moss, who has upside if he can gain weight and concentrate full-time on football, would give the Broncos the young pass rusher they desire.

    Dallas 22. Dallas Cowboys – Brandon Meriweather, safety, Miami. The leak in their defensive unit starts over the top in pass coverage. That's why Meriweather, with his all-around play, would be a huge difference-maker for a team that still has its eyes on a Super Bowl berth next season.

    Kansas City 23. Kansas City Chiefs – Tony Ugoh, offensive tackle, Arkansas. The Chiefs went through offensive tackles at an unprecedented rate, and that slowed down their ground attack and ruined the rhythm of their play-action passing. Ugoh is raw in some areas, but he brings a wealth of athleticism to an aging line and the potential of becoming a future standout at left tackle.

    New England 24. New England Patriots – Jay Moore, defensive end, Nebraska. The Patriots are growing old at the pass-rusher positions, where Moore excelled in the postseason. He is fluid enough to play outside linebacker in New England's 3-4 scheme, and he is a bright, poised kid who can start right away if necessary.

    N.Y. Jets 25. New York Jets – Zach Miller, tight end, Arizona State. The Jets looked to fill this spot in last year's draft but missed out on the top prospects. Our mock has the tight end position sliding down the draft board, providing New York with the chance to add a prospect that can be a solid addition in terms of pass-catching skills and blocking ability.

    Philadelphia 26. Philadelphia Eagles – LaRon Landry, safety, LSU. With safety Michael Lewis set to move via free agency, the Eagles will look to find a replacement. Landry could be the one who gets paired with All-Pro defender Brian Dawkins the next few years.

    New Orleans 27. New Orleans Saints – Anthony Spencer, defensive end/outside linebacker, Purdue. The Saints have built a defense around speed and playmakers, but they are likely to lose Charles Grant in free agency. Spencer is a "hybrid" pass rusher who could play an important role off the bench during his rookie campaign.

    New England 28. New England Patriots – Daymeion Hughes, cornerback, California. The Patriots like players that have solid character and production, and Hughes fits that profile. He could challenge to start as a rookie if Asante Samuel is lost in free agency.

    Baltimore 29. Baltimore Ravens – Justin Blalock, offensive lineman, Texas. The Ravens are looking to find more consistency out of their interior blockers, a quality Blalock could provide short-term. He has the ability to step into the starting lineup if he keeps his weight down and his right knee healthy.

    San Diego 30. San Diego Chargers – Tanard Jackson, defensive back, Syracuse. The Chargers will be on the hot seat going into next season, since most feel they have been the most talented team not to make an impact in the playoffs the past few years. Jackson would give them a versatile defender who could find a starting role at safety as a rookie and help solidify their pass coverage.

    Chicago 31. Chicago Bears – Greg Olsen, tight end, Miami (Fla.). The Bears have a few other holes, but they could use another playmaker on offense. The return of Tommie Harris and Mike Brown will help their defensive unit bounce back to full strength. Moreover, general manager Jerry Angelo seems to like playmakers from the state of Florida.

    Indianapolis 32. Indianapolis Colts – Jon Beason, linebacker, Miami. The Colts have allowed linebackers to walk during free agency, and that could happen again with Cato June. Beason would be a near-perfect fit for the Super Bowl champs and a great value pick if he slides to No. 32.

    John Murphy is Yahoo! Sports' NFL personnel and college prospect evaluator.

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    By John Murphy, Yahoo! Sports
    March 22, 2007




    SECOND-ROUND PROJECTIONS
    1. Oakland: USC WR Dwayne Jarrett
    2. Detroit: Hampton LB Justin Durant
    3. Tampa Bay:, Georgia DE Charles Johnson
    4. Cleveland: Fresno State CB Marcus McCauley
    5. Chicago: N.C. State DT Tank Tyler
    6. Arizona: Florida State OLB Lawrence Timmons
    7. Atlanta: USC OL Ryan Kalil
    8. Miami: Notre Dame OT Ryan Harris
    9. Minnesota: Arizona State TE Zach Miller
    10. San Francisco: UNLV CB Eric Wright
    11. Buffalo: Ohio State RB Antonio Pittman
    12. Atlanta: Nebraska DE/OLB Jay Moore
    13. Carolina: Michigan LB David Harris
    14. Pittsburgh: Hawaii DE Ikaika Alama-Francis
    15. Green Bay: Auburn RB Kenny Irons
    16. Jacksonville: South Carolina WR Sidney Rice
    17. Cincinnati: Maryland CB Josh Wilson
    18. Tennessee: Texas OG/OT Justin Blalock
    19. NY Giants: Boston College OL James Marten
    20. St. Louis: Boston College OL Josh Beekman
    21. Dallas: Ohio State WR Anthony Gonzalez
    22. Kansas City: Tennessee DT Justin Harrell
    23. Seattle: Auburn OG Ben Grubbs
    24. Denver: Notre Dame DE Victor Abiamiri
    25. Philadelphia: Miami (Fla.) DL Baraka Atkins
    26. New Orleans: LSU WR Craig Davis
    27. NY Jets: California CB Daymeion Hughes
    28. Miami: Houston QB Kevin Kolb
    29. Baltimore: Tennessee CB Jonathan Wade
    30. San Diego: Lane (Tenn.) WR Jacoby Jones
    31. NY Jets: Delaware/Duke TE Ben Patrick
    32. Tampa Bay: Florida DT Marcus Thomas


    As the free agent feeding frenzy levels off, teams now have a better grasp on putting together their NFL draft boards.

    The Cleveland Browns, the most active team during free agency with a top-5 draft choice, now seem intent on targeting the best available player opposed to the initial theory of grabbing a franchise running back. Meanwhile, the Detroit Lions' No. 2 pick seems to be the most likely traded – assuming an offer meets their expectations without them having to slide too far down in the round. Here's the latest mock draft, which also includes second-round projections.

    ROUND 1

    1. Oakland Raiders – LSU quarterback JaMarcus Russell. They could completely pass on quarterback and either select wide receiver Calvin Johnson or deal down several choices. They will narrow down the options to three or four by April 1 and then spend the final three...
    -03-22-2007, 03:08 PM
  • Nick
    Nick's Pre-Combine Three Round Mock Draft
    by Nick
    Along with my own thoughts about these prospects, I referred to five different sets of online rankings when making this projection. I tried to address team needs when possible but also took value into consideration. In regard to the team jerseys, I consulted team rosters to try and find available numbers; some numbers are currently taken by soon to be free agents. I expect some fans to be more happy about the projection than others, and I tried to provide some insight into what I was thinking for each pick in an attempt to justify everything. All in all for a pre-combine first day mock, I'm pretty satisfied for the way it turned out. Hope you enjoy!



    ROUND ONE

    1. Oakland Raiders: JaMarcus Russell, QB, LSU

    I think the Raiders would be well served going with Calvin Johnson here as well, because it looks as though Randy Moss and perhaps even Jerry Porter could be on the way out in Oakland. But despite playing behind a porous line, neither Aaron Brooks nor Andrew Walter looked like long-term answers at the quarterback position, so I think Russell is ultimately the pick here. It also doesn't hurt that the Raiders met with Tom Martinez, who was recently hired to work with Russell.

    2. Detroit Lions: Gaines Adams, DE, Clemson

    The Lions could really use a franchise quarterback, so Brady Quinn is an option here. As is Joe Thomas, because if there's one thing a Mike Martz offensive scheme needs, it's quality protection. But Mike Martz isn't the head coach; Rod Marinelli is. And with a background in the Tampa 2 scheme, Marinelli understands how important the pass rush is to the success of his defense. I envision Rod building his team from the trenches and looking at a quick pass rushing end like Gaines Adams in round one.

    3. Cleveland Browns: Adrian Peterson, RB, Oklahoma

    Romeo Crennel nearly lost his job after the 2006 campaign, and even though he stayed employed in Cleveland, you have to think that the leash is short and if he doesn't produce this season he's out the door. The defensive line is aging but it's likely too high to seriously think about Alan Branch. Joe Thomas is an option as well, but I believe the player that's likely going to give them the most immediate help at a position that needs upgrading is Oklahoma running back Adrian Peterson.

    4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Calvin Johnson, WR, GA Tech

    It'll be hard to pass up on a tackle like Joe Thomas, but if you're going to let Thomas pass by, it's because there's a Calvin Johnson on the table. Johnson is very easily worth the #1 pick in this draft, and could be selected by the Raiders first overall. With 35-year-old Joey Galloway as their leading receiver and Michael Clayton failing to climb out of the slump he's been in for two years now, the Buccaneers would be wise to select him at fourth overall.

    5. Arizona Cardinals: Joe Thomas,...
    -02-18-2007, 10:19 PM
  • Nick
    Nick Wagoner's 4/2 Mock Draft
    by Nick
    Mock Draft Version 1
    Monday, April 2, 2007
    By Nick Wagoner
    Senior Writer

    Clearly, NFL mock drafts are one of the most difficult exercises because so many things can happen during the course of the draft. Of course, doing one with the draft still a month away seems like even more of an exercise in futility.

    With the NFL scouting combine in the rearview mirror and about a month until the annual selection process, we unveil our NFL Mock Draft version 1.0. A lot will change between now and the draft, but here’s the best guess at what could happen in April.

    1. Oakland Raiders – QB JaMarcus Russell, LSU – Some think Brady Quinn is the safe choice, but the Raiders never have been a fan of the safe selection. Russell’s size, athleticism and arm strength are a better fit for the Raiders’ preferred down field passing game, but Russell is more of a risk to bust.

    2. Detroit Lions – OT Joe Thomas, Wisconsin – Mike Martz believes he can make any quarterback a 4,000-yard passer so long as he has a solid line in front of him. That’s why the Lions pass on a passer and take this mammoth tackle to anchor the line.

    3. Cleveland Browns – RB Adrian Peterson, Oklahoma – Cleveland could also go quarterback, but Romeo Crennel wants a power running team and Peterson is the best back in the draft with the potential to be one of the best in the league. If not for injury concerns, he might be the best player in the draft.

    4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – WR Calvin Johnson, Georgia Tech – Johnson is the most talented player in the draft and he would instantly give a stagnant Tampa offense the type of home run threat it has sorely lacked. Reality says someone will trade up and Johnson will go No. 1 by hook or by crook.

    5. Arizona Cardinals –DE Gaines Adams– With Thomas off the board, Arizona looks to bolster the line on the other side of the ball. Adams gives them the best pass rusher they’ve had since Simeon Rice.

    6. Washington Redskins – DE Jamaal Anderson, Arkansas– Washington’s pass rush was simply awful and almost non-existent last year. Anderson is the next best target after Gaines.

    7. Minnesota Vikings – QB Brady Quinn, Notre Dame – The Vikings drafted Tarvaris Jackson last year, but he doesn’t appear to be the long term answer. Brad Johnson is at the end of the line and Quinn is a strong prospect with enough experience to be a solid player sooner than later.

    8. Atlanta Falcons – S LaRon Landry, LSU – Landry and Reggie Nelson are top flight safeties, but some scouts believe Landry is the best overall defensive prospect in the draft.

    9. Miami Dolphins – WR Ted Ginn Jr., Ohio State – The Dolphins could use Quinn also, but will have to hope that Daunte Culpepper can bounce back or that Cleo Lemon can be ready. Ginn will be a big help to whoever is playing quarterback next year with his game breaking...
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  • Country
    Carrucci Mock
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    March 12, 2007) -- This mock draft will be updated weekly through the start of the 2007 draft on April 28.

    1. Oakland: JaMarcus Russell, QB, LSU
    The Raiders are starting over at quarterback -- again. They could go with Notre Dame's Brady Quinn, but Russell's off-the-charts physical skills and arm strength give him enough of an edge to rank as the No. 1 quarterback in the draft. His massive frame is a plus, but his weight at the NFL Scouting Combine (265 pounds) was about 10 pounds heavier than the Raiders or any team would prefer. Of course, given their unpredictable history, the Raiders could go with a different position. Their draft board, like that of many other teams, might very well show Georgia Tech wide receiver Calvin Johnson at the top.

    2. Detroit: Joe Thomas, OT, Wisconsin
    The Lions will be tempted to use their first pick on yet another receiver, especially after Johnson's highly impressive showing at the Combine. General manager Matt Millen also could give serious thought to selecting Clemson defensive end Gaines Adams, another prospect who gave a strong Combine showing. But of all of their holes, the most logical for them to plug with this choice is offensive tackle. Thomas, who is a superb athlete, is the best at the position in this year's college crop and should be a fixture on the Lions line for many years to come.


    Even with Jamal Lewis now in the mix, the Browns may still nab Adrian Peterson.
    3. Cleveland: Adrian Peterson, RB, Oklahoma
    Peterson is remarkably talented, offering tremendous burst and explosiveness. He is capable of making an offense instantly better, and that is the sort of help the Browns desperately need. Peterson helped himself with an impressive performance at the Combine, but his injury history is a concern. It might be enough of a concern for the Browns to consider Quinn, an Ohio native who wants to play in Cleveland, or Johnson or perhaps the draft's best defensive tackle, Michigan's Alan Branch.

    4. Tampa Bay: Calvin Johnson, WR, Georgia Tech
    Although the Buccaneers have multiple pressing needs, Jon Gruden pretty much has a one-track mind when it comes to identifying the best way to improve his team. In Gruden's book, that way is to acquire a dynamic playmaker on offense. Johnson fits that description perfectly. The Bucs coach is feeling some heat to make his team significantly better, and Johnson would figure to make a great complement to the winner of the quarterback battle between free agent Jeff Garcia and incumbent Chris Simms.

    5. Arizona: Gaines Adams, DE, Clemson
    Defense should be the Cardinals' focus, even though their new coach is offensive-minded Ken Whisenhunt. Adams, who has considerable speed and athleticism, looks to be the best defensive playmaker in the draft.

    6. Washington: Jamaal Anderson, DE, Arkansas
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    -03-14-2007, 12:24 PM
  • Dr. Defense
    Could this really be the way tha the first pans out?
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    1. Raiders- JaMarcus Russell QB LSU Junior 1st SAME 1st / 10th
    Many NFL scouts confirm that when Russell takes the field in September, he'll be the owner of the best arm in the entire NFL. Al Davis has a long-storied love for the long ball and Lane Kiffin is a master of a dynamic passing attack. Russell fits like a glove in Oakland.


    2. Lions- Joe Thomas OT Wisconsin Senior 2nd SAME 2nd / 5th
    The Lions traded for OT George Foster this off-season, bolstering one of the league's worst offensive lines from 2006. That doesn't mean they're done with the position. Though many of the mock drafts floating around the 'net this month foresee Detroit going with Brady Quinn here, I don't see them passing on Thomas. The Wisconsin All-American wowed scouts at the combine and has everything Matt Millen and Rod Marinelli would like to see in a first round draft pick. He's a wonderful player — a can't miss prospect — and an even better kid. Thomas will anchor the Lions offensive line for years to come. That is, of course, if they keep the second pick. A lot of teams are hot for Calvin Johnson — and could be offering bounties for the pick. Another possibility? Some sort of swap with Arizona, exchanging the 2nd and 5th picks: The Cards grabbing Thomas, Detroit taking Gaines Adams three spots later.


    3. Browns- Brady Quinn QB Notre Dame Senior 3rd SAME 1st / 9th
    The Browns can go a variety of ways at 3. Running back? Adrian Peterson sure is tempting. Defensive line? Gaines Adams is considered the next Julius Peppers. Offensive line? Joe Thomas and Levi Brown have hotter stock than Google these days. In the end, though, Romeo Crennel will take his old colleague Charlie Weis's guy in Quinn, the golden domer out of South Bend. The Frye-Dorsey-Anderson trio sounds more like a law firm than a quarterback depth chart. Quinn gives instant credibility to a position that's been more or less vacated in Cleveland since the Bernie Kosar era.


    4. Buccaneers- Calvin Johnson WR Georgia Tech Junior 4th SAME 2nd / 4th
    This is, of course, if no team swaps picks to take Johnson with the first three selections. He's arguably the best player in this entire draft, however Oakland (they need a quarterback), Detroit (Matt Millen won't use the second pick on another receiver), and Cleveland (Braylon Edwards and Kellen Winslow were taken in consecutive years in the first round a few years back) all have more pressing needs than the receiver spot. Gruden and co. can't pass on Johnson at 4. His performance at the combine was legendary. His performance on the field next year may be even more impressive. Scouts are already slotting him in as a future All-Pro, and some are even using the words "Best Ever".


    5. Cardinals- Gaines Adams DE Clemson Senior 5th SAME 5th / 7th
    What do Cardinals fans think when they hear about Andre Wadsworth, a former bust...
    -04-01-2007, 09:05 AM
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