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ABQs first and last Mock draft for 2006

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by ABQCOWBOY, Apr 29, 2006.

  1. ABQCOWBOY

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    OK, no trades in the first mock. Team by team of how I see it but will never happen.

    The second is a Cowboys only mock if we stay where we are.

    The third is how I would love to see it happen.

    Here goes:

    Mock one - 1st round NFL



    1 Houston - Bush
    When it's all said and done, no trade down is there and Bush represents ticket sales. Also a pretty good back.
    2 NO - Mario Williams
    One of the two or thre players Houston should have traded down to take. Upside unbelievable. Could be the next Reggie White but should have been more productive if he's that good IMO.
    3 Tenn - Leinart
    Young or Leinart. The talk is Young but why would you give that away if you were really going to take that player so early on? Chow and Fisher win out.
    4 Jets - D'Brick
    Fans will hate it but this, IMO, is the best player in this draft. Jersey boy who will heart and soul this team for 10 or 12 years at LT.
    5 Pack - Hawk
    To perfect. Fits need, value is right, great player. No brainer.
    6 49ers - Vernon Davis
    Needs everywhere but Davis could be that special player Smith will need to develop.
    7 Raidus - Young
    Davis loves big, fast strong arm QBs. Oakland will appriciate Young and Young will bring them a championship.
    8 Buffalo- Ngata
    Ngata fits a need. Better fit, IMO, then Bunkley. This is a match.
    9 Detroit - Huff
    This is the player they wanted all along. Should be QB but it will be Huff I think.
    10 Cards - Cutler is the QB of the future. Green can coach QBs.
    11 Rams - Simms is the do it all OLB the Rams defense needs. Attitude and talent.
    12 Browns - Bunkley
    Can play DE in the 34 or rotate to NT. Disruptive player that will fit Crennel's system perfectly.
    13 Baltimore - Wimbley
    He's a big physical player that can match with Suggs at DE in the 43 or play OLB in the 34. Best pass rushing OLB prospect in this draft IMO.
    14 Philly - Chad Jackson
    Need pick but also good pick. This player is the real thing. He is going to be a headache for us for a long time.
    15 Denver - Tye Hill
    Strong team with few weakness. One is CB. Hill is a man to man Corner with speed to burn. Match him with Champ and Denver will be tough.
    16 Miami - Cromarti
    Local product with more natural ability then any CB in this draft. Question is, can he stay healthy?
    17 Vikes - Cutler
    Cutler just needs coaching. Fortunatly, Denny Green is a pretty good QB Coach.
    18 Cowboys - Lawson
    Best natural Athlete at OLB in the draft. Lawson will make Ware doubly tough and vice versa.
    19 Chargers - Johnathan Joseph
    Chargers are strong but need a cover corner in the worst way. Joseph has the natural ability to be just that. Needs coaching but upside is great.
    20 KC - Santonio Holmes
    Need pick all the way. Holmes has excellent speed. Green needs targets.
    21 Pats - Carpenter
    Carpenter can play inside or out. He's the perfect fit for NE. This one is in the stars.
    22 49ers - Ryans
    This player was ultra productive at Bama. Does everything well. Excellent fit to replace Peterson.
    23 Bucs - Chad Greenway
    System fits Greenway to a tee. Greenway does everything well in space. Bucs have DL to apply pressure. Greenway is the other backer to go along with Brooks.
    24 Cincinnati - Richard Marshall
    Everybody threw on Cincy. This is an undrated player that fills a need and grades out well. Not a reach in the first round.
    25 Giants - D'Qwell Jackson
    Best Middle LB in the draft. Fills a need for the Giants.
    26 Bears - Leonard Pope
    Bears need offense and Pope will help the Bears young QBs to develop.
    27 Carolina - McNeill
    Injury concerns here but still, McNeill is the best RT prospect in this draft and Carolina needs a RT. Stays in the SE and will help the running game.
    28 Jags - Gean-Gilles
    Highest rated OG in the draft. Jags need a LB but will not reach. Gilles is an excellent pick.
    29 Jets - LeDale White
    Jets need everything but White is a payload back IMO. Martin can not go forever and now is a good time to pick up a quality player who would have gone much earlier if not for injury.
    30 Indy - DeAngelo Williams
    I think Williams is the perfect fit in Indy. Williams will run all day because of Indys passing attack. This is a match made in heaven for both parties.
    31 Hawks - Jason Allen
    Seattle is very close personel wise but they need DBs. Allen is an exceptionally talented FS. Good value, fits need. Will help Hawks get back to the show.
    32 Pittsburgh - Mangold
    The Steelers invest in Lineman. Harting is in his 11th year. This is a pick that will help build for the future. Mangold is heads and shoulders above any other Center coming out. In Pittsburgh, he will be another Pro Bowl OL.

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    Mock two - Dallas only, no trades

    1st Rd Manny Lawson OLB NC State
    I don't really love LB at 18 but I think it's a destiny pick if no trades. I actually like Wimbley better then Carpenter or Lawson but I think he'll be gone and the Cowboys may like Lawson better either way. I understand why. He's a freakish Athlete. Match him with Ware and they could raise hell for a long time in this league.

    2nd Rd - Daryn Colledge OT/OG Boise St.
    Excellent footwork, nice pass blocker and a good run blocker at the point of attack, when he is focused. A bit slow out of his stance but has very high upside. Blocks well in space. Has the ability to pull and has a mean streak. Keeps himself in very good physical condition. Smart player with plenty of frame to grow.


    3rd Rd - Jessie Mahelona DT Tennessee
    Ultra productive interior defensive lineman at big time program. Fantastic Jr. year but sub par Sr. season. This player has only average size at 6-2 300 lbs but is exceptionally quick. He can play play 3 technique DT in a nickle, DE in a 34 or even NT in rotation. This player can pass rush. This is a football player.

    5th Rd - Charles Gordon CB Kansas
    Charles Gordon is a very interesting DB. He played both WR and CB at Kansas. Very good athlete with nice upside but not long on experience. Still a lot for him to learn but his receiving skills and coverage skills should make him an excellent ST prospect with the athletic ability to grow into a CB at the pro level.

    6th Rd - Jami Hightower OG Texas A&M
    Hightower has an excellent combination of size and speed. This is a 6-4 355 lbs man with 5.2 speed. This player has skills. He can play either Tackle or Guard. Good lateral movement with the ability to pull and block in space. He understands the game. This is a player that should have been much better then he is. Work ethic is a problem for him. If he can be motivated, there is no limite to how good he can be. If not, he's probably a career back up, at best or out of the league in a few short years.

    7th Rd - Brad Smith QB Missouri
    Brad Smith will likely not be a QB in the NFL. However, this is an athlete that can be a quality special teams player if he decides to apply himself. He has the size, quickness and speed to be an excellent WR prospect. He's a very strong runner. He simply needs to decide he's going to do it. If he elects not to, he's probably destined for the CFL.

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    Draft three - Dallas only with moves I would like to see.

    Trade with Jets for 35th pick and 71st pick and 103rd pick. Jets receive 18th.

    2nd Rd - Eric Winston OT Miami
    Winston, IMO, is the second best LT prospect in this draft. He has excellent size, speed and quickness. After suffering an knee injury in his Jr. year, he returned to start his entire Sr. season. Winston's best football is in front of him. He could be a dominant LT early in his career. He has the tools to do this. Pass blocking is exceptional. He has to work to get strenght back in his lower body but that will come. He is a talent that will definatly go later then he should because of the injury. Was originally signed as a TE out of Midland.

    2nd Rd - Davin Joseph OG Oklahoma
    Joseph is the best technical OL in this draft. He has it all. He is an imediate starter. He is big, strong athletic and nasty. He is everything you want in a dominating Guard. He's also intelligent. He can play Guard or Tackle and he is willing to do what it takes to win. He is the kind of player you build champioinship teams with. He will start for you for 10 years and you won't have to worry about the position till the next decade.

    3rd Rd - Cedric Griffin FS/CB Texas
    Griffin was recruited to Texas as an Athlete. He has played WR, Safety and CB. He has excellent size speed ratio and could be ideal for the FS position. He is always around the ball and has exceptional coverage skill, which is amazing considering he has only played Corner for a short time. His best football is in front of him. He has the skills and desire to contribute on special teams immediatly. As a FS, he would allow you to play without substitution on you nickle backages. Great upside.


    3rd Rd - Jessie Mahelona DT Tennessee
    Ultra productive interior defensive lineman at big time program. Fantastic Jr. year but sub par Sr. season. This player has only average size at 6-2 300 lbs but is exceptionally quick. He can play play 3 technique DT in a nickle, DE
    in a 34 or even NT in rotation. This player can pass rush. This is a football player.

    4th Rd - Anthoney Fasano TE Notre Dame
    Solid is the best way to discribe this player. Will never be a Gates or a Witten but is a solid and willing blocker. Has good hands, not great. Has good strength with room to grow in his frame. He's exactly what I believe BP is looking for in a TE.

    5th Rd - Reggie McNeal QB Texas A&M
    McNeal will be a WR in the NFL. At 6-2, 205 lbs with 4.32 speed, he has the natural ability to excel at the position. He can contribute immediatly on special teams and develop into a deep threat on offense. Because he was a QB, the transition should be easier. The key is his willingness to try. If his heart is in it, there's no telling how well he may develop.

    6th Rd - Jami Hightower OG Texas A&M
    Hightower has an excellent combination of size and speed. This is a 6-4 355 lbs man with 5.2 speed. This player has skills. He can play either Tackle or Guard. Good lateral movement with the ability to pull and block in space. He understands the game. This is a player that should have been much better then he is. Work ethic is a problem for him. If he can be motivated, there is no limite to how good he can be. If not, he's probably a career back up, at best or out of the league in a few short years.

    7th Rd - Brent Hawkins DE/LB Illininios St.
    I honestly know nothing about this player other then the fact that the Cowboys have interest in him and that he was very productive in college coming from a small program.
  2. Rack Bauer

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    Hawkins won't last till the second day. He might not even last till the 3rd round. Pass rushers always go higher then expected.


    I like both your mocks though. I'll be happy with either of the first picks you have for us. Both of them are a helluva lot better then Gosselin's mock.


    :puke:
  3. SuspectCorner

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    and you don't foresee the Arizona ownership and fans having a problem with Green spending time to bring along the draftee of another franchise?

    uh... okay skippy.
  4. Rack Bauer

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    :lmao2:
  5. Bob Sacamano

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    OLB ranks up there on Dallas' wishlist, so I doubt they wait till the 7th round to address it, don't really like you're 3rd mock, 1st 2 rounds, there are no playmakers and 2 players that won't help us significantly their rookie years, but your 1st 2 ones are very good
  6. ABQCOWBOY

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    LOL..... I didn't catch that. I guess I always see him as the Vikes coach but yeah, he'll probably have to work something out with Bidwell on this one. :laugh2:

    Still, I think it would be a good pick for the Vikes if it fell that way.
  7. ABQCOWBOY

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    Yeah, I honestly know very little about Hawkins so it's entirely likely that I have him rated too low in this mock. I saw Gosselin's mock and felt like tossing cookies myself but thanks for the feed back. You notice where I have the DTs going right? ;)
  8. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    I figured that most would not really like my 3rd Mock. This is what I would like to see as opposed to what I think the team will do. I guess I just don't see OLB as the biggest need for us. I'm much more concerned with our OL. To me, taking both Winston and Joseph are solid moves for both now and the future. I think that by the end of the season, both could be starting at key postitions. With Winston at LT, that would allow the move of Adams which I believe is in the best interests of his career. Joseph would be an upgrade at Guard allowing us to let Rivera and Kosier to battle at the other Guard spot. Would create depth all along the offensive line. Not very sexy, I grant you but would be impact players for us over the long haul IMO.

    Either way, thanks for your input.

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