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My 2 Round Mock
2005 2 Round Mock Draft:
1: San Francisco QB Aaron Rodgers, Cal
While he may not be the best QB in recent memory, he is the best this year and SF needs one badly. Many will argue they should take Alex Smith, Rodgers is the best pure passer in this draft and that is what SF needs. They have good young WR talent, now they need someone to throw to them.
2: Miami RB Cedric Benson, Texas
4 straight 1,000 yard seasons in college sums up this kids talent level. He is the best back in this years draft, and with Miami still reeling from the loss of Ricky Williams last year, its hard to imagine they pass him up.
3: Cleveland QB Alex Smith, Utah
Cleveland is yet another team with a dire need at QB. Their recent history at QB includes Tim Couch and the aging Jeff Garcia. Ick. Smith is a big, athletic QB who can scramble very well and has the ability to get the ball downfield.
4: Chicago WR Mike Williams, USC
Chicago has had bad luck drafting WRs the last decade or so, but hopefully that will change with a great prospect in 65 athletic WR Mike Williams. Even though he missed last year, he is still arguably this years best WR.
5: Tampa Bay RB Ronnie Brown, Auburn
Tampa Bay desperately needs a good running attack, and they will place their hopes on Auburn RB Ronnie Brown. Since the loss of Warrick Dunn, they have had a TERRIBLE running game, but Brown is a strong, physical back who can escalate their running game to a new level.
6: Tennessee - CB Antrel Rolle, Miami
Tennessee lost their #1 CB in Samari Rolle, so it is only fitting that another Rolle should take his place. The taints have dire needs in the secondary and Rolle is just the big, physical cornerback they need.
7: Minnesota LB Derrick Johnson, Texas
Minnesota has a great offense even with the loss of Randy Moss, their defense however is still a liability. There is a good chance they take Edwards at WR here, but they will likely sign a quality FA WR before the draft. DJ gives them an instant playmaker on defense.
8: Arizona RB Carnell Cadillac Williams, Auburn
With Emmitt Smith retiring, Arizona will need a RB for the future. Carnell Williams was the other half of the great RB combo in Auburn this year and should give the Cardinals another weapon to go along with their great young WRs.
9: Washington - WR Braylon Edwards, Michigan
Washington has Santana Moss and thats it at WR. They need more playmakers for Ramsey to be successful. Edwards is a great WR with outstanding leaping ability and good speed to match.
10: Detroit DE Erasmus James, Wisconsin
Detroit is yet another team with a good young offense but a bad defense. They are in desperate need of a pass rusher, and James is arguably the best DE in this years draft. He should ease the pressure on DT Shaun Rogers.
11: Dallas DE/LB Shawne Merriman
Dallas has probably the worst LB crew in the NFL, and Merriman is a tweener DE/LB that has explosive speed and playmaking ability and should be a very welcome addition to Big D.
12: San Diego DE Marcus Spears, LSU
Probably the most physically gifted DE in the draft, Spears will be a welcome addition to a defense that hasnt been good at putting pressure on the QB in years. Dont be surprised is San Diego goes DT at this spot.
13: Houston OT Alex Barron, Florida State
David Carr has taken more of a beating than any QB should have to, and Barron will help relieve the pressure on him. The best OL in this draft, it will be his job to make sure Carr doesnt lead the lead in times sacked again.
14: Carolina TE Heath Miller, Virginia
Carolina lost Mushin Muhommod and need another receiving threat, and Miller is the best one at this spot. A great receiving TE who has the size as well as the speed to get it done in the NFL.
15: Kansas City DT Shaun Cody, USC
Wow, is there anything right with KC defense? They could go DE, DT, S or CB with this pick, but Cody is probably the best defender at this pick. After all, it cant get much worse on defense for KC can it?
16: New Orleans CB Adam Pac-Man Jones, West Virginia
New Orleans hasnt had a quality secondary in a long time, and Jones should help vastly improve this area. A player who started out much lower on most teams boards, he has risen a lot over the last few months.
17: Cincinnati DT Travis Johnson, Florida State
Cincy lacks a true playmaker on the defensive line, and they hope Johnson will give them that. Johnson is remarkably gifted for a player his size and has a quick step off the line of scrimmage.
18: Minnesota DT Anttaj Hawthorne, Wisconsin
With the return of Chris Hovan next year doubtful, Minnesota will again go with defense and take another difference maker along the front seven. Hawthorne should help put pressure on the QB.
19: St. Louis DE/OLB Dan Cody, Oklahoma
St. Louis just doesnt put pressure on the QB, and Cody should help in that area. Whether he plays DE or OLB for them, he will be a welcome addition to their defensive unit.
20: Dallas WR Troy Williamson, South Carolina
Dallas lacks big play ability at the WR position, and Williamson gives them just that. He has sub 4.4 speed and good size and has the ability to stretch the field in a way Dallas cannot do as of now.
21: Jacksonville OT Jammal Brown, Oklahoma
Jacksonville has a good D-Line, now they need to upgrade the O-Line. Brown is the most athletic lineman in this draft and should help keep Byron Leftwich upright.
22: Baltimore WR Mark Clayton, Oklahoma
Even with Derrick Mason, Baltimo0re lacks much of anything in the way of depth at WR, and Clayton will give them 3 legit threats at wideout.
23: Seattle LB Channing Crowder, Florida
With Chad Brown nearing the end and Simmons being released, Seattle needs to stockpile LBs, plain and simple.
24: Green Bay DE David Pollack, Georgia
Will be a great compliment to KGB at DE and should give Green Bay an elite pass rush.
25: Denver DE Justin Tuck, Notre Dame
They are planning to move Trevor Pryce back to DT, so they will need a replacement at DE.
26: New York Jets S Thomas Davis, Georgia
New York needs safety help BADLY and they will get that from Davis, the best safety in this draft.
27: Atlanta OG Elton Brown, Virginia
If they plan on keeping Mike Vick around long, they need more protection for him, plain and simple.
28: San Diego S Brodney Pool, Oklahoma
Another team that needs safety help.
29: Indianapolis CB Carlos Rogers, Auburn
Does Indy even have a defense? Rogers could be the steal of the draft at this pick.
30: Pittsburgh CB Bryant McFadden, Florida State
They have decent corners but they get beat constantly, plus they need depth.
31: Philadelphia WR Roddy White, UAB
They have a bust and a girl backing up TO, they need help at WR.
32: New England CB Marlin Jackson, Michigan
Probably NE only glaring need.
33: San Francisco OT Adam Terry, Syracuse
34: Cleveland CB Justin Miller, Clemson
35: Philadelphia LB Kevin Burnett, Tennessee
36: Tampa Bay WR Reggie Brown, Georgia
37: Tennessee OT Khalif Barnes, Washington
38: Oakland CB Brandon Bowner, Oregon State
39: Chicago RB Vernand Morency, Oklahoma State
40: New Orleans QB Charlie Frye, Akron
41: Detroit S Ernest Shazor, Michigan
42: Dallas - DE Matt Roth, Iowa
43: New York LB Darryl Blackstock, Virginia
44: Arizona CB Corey Webster, LSU
45: Carolina S John Bullocks, Nebraska
46: Kansas City LB Odell Thurman, Georgia
47: Houston OG/C David Baas, Michigan
48: Cincinnati - LB Barrett Ruud, Nebraska
49: Minnesota WR Chris Henry, West Virginia
50: St. Louis CB Eric Green, Virginia Tech
51: Green Bay QB Andrew Walter, Arizona State
52: Jacksonville CB Antonio Perkins, Oklahoma
53: Baltimore OT Marcus Johnson, Ole Miss
54: Seattle RB Ciatrick Fason, Florida
55: Buffalo DT Mike Patterson, USC
56: Denver QB Jason Campbell, Auburn
57: New York Jets TE Alex Smith, Stanford
58: Green Bay LB Kirk Morrison, San Diego State
59: Atlanta WR Roscoe Parrish, Miami
60: Indianapolis LB Lance Mitchell, Oklahoma
61: San Diego OT Logan Mankins, Fresno State
62: Pittsburgh WR Fred Gibson, Georgia
63: Philadelphia RB Eric Shelton, Louisville
64: New England OT Chris Colmer, NC State