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Shake's 3/21 Mock

A few picks changing hands, some Pro Day results and more FA signings means it's time for a new mock

Round 1
1 St Louis Sam Bradford
QB Oklahoma Not the pick I'd make, but what the Rams appear set to do.
2 Detroit Ndamukong Suh DT Nebraska
The top player in the draft at the position of the Lions biggest need, Lions fans rejoice. The Lions added Corey Williams, but Williams is a 3-tech while Suh is strong enough to be a disruptive 1-tech
3 Tampa Bay
Gerald McCoy
DT Oklahoma Elite player at a major need position.
4 Washington Russel Okung OT Oklahoma St. The Redskins missed out on a free agent LT, and they are set to go with Jason Campbell for another year. Okung helps give Campbell a decent shot and set the table for a QB of the future.
5 Kansas City Eric Berry S Tennessee Berry is one of the rare safeties that justify a top 10 pick.
6 Seattle Derrick Morgan DE Georgia Tech Pete Carrol obviously sees something in Charlie Whitehurst to have given up 40 slots in the 2nd round for him.
7 Cleveland Joe Haden CB Florida You don't pay Delhomme that much to be a 1 year stopgap (I would say you don't pay Delhomme that much period, but what do I know). Haden put the speed concerns to rest at his Pro Day.
8 Oakland Bruce Campbell OT Maryland Freak athlete at a need position. Easy.
9 Buffalo Jimmy Clausen QB Notre Dame The Bills have a lot of needs, but no team wants to go into a season with Ryan Fitzpatrick as it's QB.
10 Jacksonville Rolando McClain MLB Alabama BPA for the Jags now that they've made a move to help the pass rush.
11 Denver Dan Williams NT Tennessee With so many teams running 3-4s now the key parts on the DL are going to greatly increase in value. They have Jamal Williams in the fold, but he's aging and coming off a major injury.
12 Miami Sergio Kindle OLB Texas An edge rusher to fill Joey Porter's spot in the D.
13 San Fran Bryan Bulaga OT Iowa Niners get a great tackle to start at RT and slide to LT if needed.
14 Seattle Charles Brown OT USC Seattle needs a LT with Walter Jones strugging with a knee injury and pondering retirement. Brown fits the ZBS better than Anthony Davis and the LT position better than Trent Williams.
15 NY Giants Brian Price DT UCLA Earl Thomas is value here, but even if Phillips isn't ready for week 1, two 1st rounders and a FA deal like Rolle's is too much to put into the safety spot.
16 Tennessee Jason Pierre-Paul DE South Florida The Titans pass D was shredded last year due to a lack of pass rush and DB injuries.
17 San Fran C.J. Spiller RB Clemson A secondary back, utility player and return man to give the Niners O a boost behind the upgraded line.
18 Pittsburgh Earl Thomas S Texas Thomas can compliment Polamalu as the free safety and do a better job moving around the D as a fill in than anyone they had last year.
19 Atlanta Brandon Graham DE Michigan A very productive pass rusher who holds up well against the run
20 Houston Kyle Wilson CB Boise St. 2nd best CB in the draft to replace Dunta.
21 Cincinnati Dez Bryant WR Oklahoma St. Top WR in the draft falls to a team badly in need of targets.
22 New England Jared Odrick DE Penn St. Pats need to rebuild their front 7 and Odrick is better value than any 3-4 OLB left.
23 Green Bay Anthony Davis OT Rutgers The Packers can go the Tarik Glenn (another elite pass protector with weight issues) path with Davis, starting him at LG as a rookie before kicking him out to LT for the next decade.
24 Philadelphia Sean Weatherspoon OLB Missouri Weatherspoon to replace Witherspoon.
25 Baltimore Carlos Dunlap DE Florida With the WR corps upgraded through trade the Ravens can keep their D at a high level with a great talent like Dunlap.
26 Arizona Trent Williams T/G Oklahoma The Cards pass pro was good but not great and they struggled keeping defenders out of the backfield against the run with over 1 in 5 runs going for no gain or a loss. Williams should help that and boost their bottom 5 success in power running.
27 Dallas Mike Iupati G Idaho A big mauler, Iupati fits the Cowboys mold perfectly.
28 San Diego Ryan Mathews RB Frenso St. Nice compliment to Sproles, who shouldn't be counted on to carry a major share of the load at his size.
29 NY Jets Ricky Sapp OLB Clemson The Jets got 11 sacks from their OLBs, only 3 from their OLB not named Calvin Pace. Sapp gives them another guy to get after the passer from that spot.
30 Minnesota Devin McCourty CB Rutgers Great fit for a Tampa-2 inspired D like Leslie Fraizer's in Minny.
31 Indianapolis Maurkice Pouncey C/G Florida With the first round tackles gone and without great value elsewhere the Colts add a stud guard and successor to Jeff Saturday in the middle.
32 New Orleans Everson Griffen DE USC High potential DE, who didn't live up to it in his college production. Worth the risk this late in the 1st.
Round 2
33 St Louis Jermaine Gresham TE Oklahoma A great receiving TE is a rookie QBs best friend.
34 Detroit Chad Jones SS LSU Big strong safety with decent range and great run support skills.
35 Tampa Bay Golden Tate WR Notre Dame Great WR prospect for a team that needs to upgrade that spot if they expect Freeman to succeed.
36 Kansas City Terrence Cody NT Alabama For all his flaws Cody can hold down the middle, which will get him drafted early by a 3-4 team.
37 Washington Colt McCoy QB Texas The Redskins have their cornerstone LT, now they need the new FO's QB of the future for Okung to protect.
38 Cleveland Damian Williams WR USC The Browns are majorly lacking targets after shipping Edwards and Winslow out of town.
39 Oakland Taylor Mays S USC With how well he worked out at the combine he's a possibility at #8. Al Davis would be thrilled with him at #39.
40 San Diego Patrick Robinson CB Florida St. While he is more a cover corner he's gotta make more of an effort in run support than Cromartie did.
41 Buffalo Rodger Saffold OT Indiana The Bills D needs an injection of 3-4 talent, but with their franchise QB in the fold they've gotta protect him.
42 Tampa Bay Daryl Washington OLB TCU Washington is a perfect fit for a Tampa-2 team at WILL or if they are willing to give up a bit of size, MIKE.
43 Miami Nate Allen S South Florida The Dolphins were beat deep too often. With a new OLB and S that shouldn't be a problem.
44 New England Jerry Hughes OLB TCU The Pats get a excellent pass rusher to continue the front 7 revamp.
45 Denver Brandon Spikes ILB Florida His inability to run a 40 in under 5 seconds has raised serious concerns about his range, but he covered his lack of speed well at Florida with great instincts. In the mid 2nd they can take the risk that he'll only be a 2 down player and hopefully get a stud LB.
46 NY Giants Morgan Burnett S Georgia Tech Burnett is versatile enough to play both safety spots. He can fill in until Phillips is ready to return and give the Giants a great 3 safety combo after.
47 New England Jonathan Dwyer RB Georgia Tech Dwyer will need an adjustment period coming from a triple option O, and the Pats RB by committee arrangement will give him the time. He can be their pounding inside back as he learns to play in the passing game.
48 Carolina Demaryious Thomas WR Georgia Tech Bey-Bey needs to learn to run a Pro route tree, but his triple option experience taught him to block well, an significant asset to a team that runs like Carolina. Thomas is a project but has the WR classes highest ceiling.
49 San Francisco Reshad Jones SS Georgia A high potential guy with enough polish to contribute early.
50 Kansas City Aaron Hernandez TE Florida The Chiefs have several solid options for blocking TEs, but Hernandez gives them a great receiving threat there.
51 Houston Toby Gerhart RB Stanford A power back to compliment Slaton's shifty style with the skills to contribute to the Texans passing game.
52 Pittsburgh Kareem Jackson CB Alabama With Thomas and Jackson the Steelers should be able to hold onto their late leads next year.
53 New England Mike Johnson G/RT Alabama The Pats upgrade their offensive front after building up the D's.
54 Cincinnati Rob Gronkowski TE Arizona Excellent value on a TE that'll block well in-line and provide a reliable target.
55 Philadelphia Dominique Franks CB Oklahoma DB value to help the D hold onto the leads the explosive O gains.
56 Green Bay Eric Norwood OLB South Carolina The rare 3-4 OLB prospect that won't have to learn to play in space and coverage.
57 Baltimore Anthony McCoy TE USC Baltimore Ravens, offensive powerhouse?
58 Arizona Navarro Bowman ILB Penn State Linebacker U product to replace Dansby
59 Dallas Arrelious Benn
WR Illinois Big WR to take the place of the disappointing Roy Williams.
60 Seattle Jahvid Best RB California Justin Forsett has some promise, but Best is great value here as an explosive RB.
61 NY Jets Brandon LaFell WR LSU Value on a new target for the Sanchise.
62 Minnesota Montario Hardesty RB Tennessee Everything Adrian Peterson isn't. A good pass blocker with plenty of skill and experience catching out of the backfield and good ball security.
63 Indianapolis Corey Wootton DE/DT Northwestern
A perfect fit for Raheem Brock's vacated role as a run down DE and sliding inside in passing situations. A steal if he regains the explosiveness of his junior year, a role player if he doesn't.
64 New Orleans Arthur Jones DT Syracuse Stout DT to combine with a pair of disruptive DTs in the Saints middle.
Round 3
65 St. Louis Jermaine Cunningham DE Florida Pass rusher to play opposite Chris Long instead of the aged Leonard Little.
66 Detroit Vlad Ducasse G Massachusetts Good guard with the possibility of a future move to tackle.
67 Tampa Bay Jason Worilds DE Virgina Tech
Additional pass rush to boost the D.
68 Kansas City Dexter McCluster ATH Mississippi Versatile offensive weapon for the Chiefs. Could be their Kevin Faulk.
69 Washington X X X Forfeit for pick 2009 Supplemental Draft
70 Oakland Geno Atkins DT Georgia Lots of DT value on the board. Raiders obviously get the best athlete with the questionable motor.
71 Philadelphia T.J. Ward S Oregon More DB help for the Eagles to keep the pass D strong.
72 Cleveland Ben Tate RB Auburn Strong back to compliment Jerome Harrison
73 Buffalo Cam Thomas NT North Carolina A key piece to the Bills new 3-4.
74 Miami Torrell Troup NT Central Florida The running theme of 3-4 teams needing to make sure they get their pieces.
75 Jacksonville Perish Cox CB Oklahoma St. Eventual replacement for Rashean Mathis and a good returner for a team without one.
76 Chicago Jared Veldheer OT Hillsdale A excellent tackle prospect falls to the Chicago's first pick. Bears fans rejoice.
77 NY Giants Donald Butler MLB Connecticut Successor to Antonio Pierce in the middle of the Giants D.
78 Tennessee Donovan Warren CB Michigan Aggressive CB to pair with Cortland Finnegan.
79 Carolina Lamarr Houston DT Texas disruptive tackle for the interior of the Panthers Tampa-2 inspired D.
80 San Francisco J.D. Walton C/G Baylor Strong bruiser of an interior lineman to strengthen the Niners line.
81 Denver Matt Tennant C/G Boston College Athletic lineman to fit the Broncos' scheme.
82 Houston Shawn Lauvao G Arizona St. Bolstering the Texans line, to keep the offense rolling.
83 Pittsburgh
Ciron Black T/G LSU Formerly a elite LT prospect Black can contribute in several different places along the line.
84 Atlanta Roderick Muckelroy OLB Texas Graham and Muckelroy will be a big upgrade on the edge of the Falcons front 7.
85 Cincinnati Greg Hardy DE Mississippi Could be a young Julius Peppers or could be a fat injured and young Peppers.
86 Cleveland Alex Carrington DE Arkansas St. Very good 3-4 DE prospect.
87 Green Bay Akwasi Owusu-Ansah CB Indiana (PA) Big physical CB will fit right in with the Packers scheme.
88 Philadelphia Koa Misi
DE Utah Good pass rusher to line up opposite Trent Cole.
89 Arizona Amari Spievey CB Iowa CB depth is a need for a team that expects to light up the scoreboard on O.
90 Arizona Linval Joseph DT East Carolina Big DT/NT for the middle of the Cards hybrid D.
91 Dallas Darrell Stuckey S Kansas OL, WR, and finally safety to round out the Cowboy's top needs.
92 San Diego Jamar Chaney ILB Mississippi St. With the NTs value off the board the Chargers strengthen their LB corps.
93 Cleveland Dennis Pitta TE BYU Versatile target to play in-line and in the slot.
94 Minnesota Dan LeFevour QB Central Michigan Vikings need a QB of the future, but likely have some time to develop him.
95 Indianapolis Javier Arenas CB Alabama CB depth and the return game are two of the Colts weakest spots. Arenas addresses both.
96 New Orleans Sean Lee LB Penn State LB whose strong against the run with blitzing skills for the Saints aggressive D.


15 Best Remaining:

QB:Jevan Snead, Sean Cantfield, Tony Pike

RB: Joe McKnight, Anthony Dixon

WR: Jordan Shipley, Marty Gilyard, Dezmond Briscoe,

TE: Ed Dickson

DT: D'Anthony Smith

DE: George Selvie

LB: Pat Angerer

CB: Trevard Lindley, Brandon Ghee,

S: Robert Johnson