Goose's mock draft

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  1. Mr Cowboy

    Mr Cowboy Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Rick Gosselin's NFL mock draft (4/11)

    11:49 AM CDT on Friday, April 11, 2008

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    (This is the first of three Rick Gosselin mock drafts.)

    Bill Parcells loves size.

    With a primary voice in his last eight NFL drafts, Parcells has used his influence to draft six defensive front seven players in eight first-round selections: linebackers Bobby Carpenter (2006) and DeMarcus Ware (2005) and defensive end Marcus Spears (2005) in Dallas, and ends Shaun Ellis (2000) and John Abraham (2000) and linebacker James Farrior (1997) with the New York Jets.

    In his first draft as president of the Miami Dolphins in 2008, Parcells continues to covet size. He believes you win championships up front with your offensive and defensive lines.

    Parcells has four solid options with the first overall pick of the 2008 draft: defensive ends Vernon Gholston and Chris Long, defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey and offensive tackle Jake Long.

    The most glaring need on his roster is at offensive tackle, so give Jake Long to the Dolphins in the first mock draft offering from The Dallas Morning News.

    Team Player Pos. School

    1. Miami Jake Long OT Michigan

    Comment: Safest pick on the draft board

    2. St. Louis Glenn Dorsey DT LSU

    Comment: Won Lombardi, Lott, Nagurski and Outland trophies

    3. Atlanta Matt Ryan QB Boston College

    Comment: Falcons need reason for hope

    4. Oakland Darren McFadden RB Arkansas

    Comment: The next Adrian Peterson?

    5. Kansas City Keith Rivers LB Southern California

    Comment: Player who knows how to win championships

    6. NY Jets Chris Long DE Virginia

    Comment: The Long family stays in the AFC

    7. New England Vernon Gholston DE Ohio State

    Comment: Best pass rusher in the draft

    8. Baltimore Ryan Clady OT Boise State

    Comment: Heir apparent to Jonathan Ogden at left tackle

    9. Cincinnati Sedrick Ellis DT Southern California

    Comment: NFL's 27th-ranked defense starts building an identity

    10. New Orleans Leodis McKelvin CB Troy

    Comment: Best kick returner in draft

    11. Buffalo Branden Albert G Virginia

    Comment: Better blocking makes Marshawn Lynch a better runner

    12. Denver Jonathan Stewart RB Oregon

    Comment: A potential NFL rushing champion for the Broncos

    13. Carolina Derrick Harvey DE Florida

    Comment: The heir apparent to Mike Rucker on the weakside

    14. Chicago Jeff Otah OT Pitt

    Comment: Best run blocker in the draft

    15. Detroit Rashard Mendenhall RB Illinois

    Comment: Gives hope to the NFC's worst rushing attack

    16. Arizona Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie CB Tennessee State

    Comment: Help for the NFL's 28th-ranked pass defense

    17. Minnesota Devin Thomas WR Michigan State

    Comment: Vikings desperate for speed on the flank

    18. Houston Mike Jenkins CB South Florida

    Comment: Help for the NFL's 25th-ranked pass defense

    19. Philadelphia Chris Williams OT Vanderbilt

    Comment: Heir apparent to William Thomas at left tackle

    20. Tampa Bay Chris Johnson RB East Carolina

    Comment: Give the fastest player in the draft to the Bucs

    21. Washington Phillip Merling DE Clemson

    Comment: You need muscle to compete in the NFC East

    22. Dallas Felix Jones RB Arkansas

    Comment: A speed complement to Marion Barber

    23. Pittsburgh Kentwan Balmer DE North Carolina

    Comment: Beefing up the NFL's best defense

    24. Tennessee Fred Davis TE Southern California

    Comment: An underneath target for QB Vince Young

    25. Seattle Kenny Phillips S Miami

    Comment: Seahawks still looking to replace Ken Hamlin

    26. Jacksonville Brian Brohm QB Louisville

    Comment: Quarterbacking depth to compete in AFC South

    27. San Diego Jerod Mayo LB Tennessee

    Comment: Chargers love linebackers

    28. Dallas James Hardy WR Indiana

    Comment: More TDs in fewer games in 2007 than Terrell Owens

    29. San Francisco DeSean Jackson WR California

    Comment: 49ers are desperate for offensive playmakers

    30. Green Bay Aqib Talib CB Kansas

    Comment: Packers like big, physical corners

    31. NY Giants Malcolm Kelly WR Oklahoma

    Comment: Giants like big, physical wide receivers
  2. ThreeSportStar80

    ThreeSportStar80 Benched

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    I'm starting to "warm" up to the idea of drafting James Hardy but I still don't believe in taking a WR in the 1st round...
  3. M'Kevon

    M'Kevon A Love Supreme

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    I'd take Talib at #28 if available. I just believe he'll go much earlier . . .
  4. ajk23az

    ajk23az Through Pain Comes Clarity

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    Chris Johnson @ 20? Ummmm, no.


    Why would the Jags take a QB in RD 1 (Brohm) when they just signed Garrard to a big contract? Doesnt make sense.
  5. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    that draft sucks. Of course, I think any draft without a CB in round 1 sucks and any draft with Felix Jones at 22 sucks so that draft really sucks.

    And wouldn't mind seeing the OP put a space or two between the picks. Be a little easier to read if it was like this.

    1. Miami Jake Long OT Michigan
    Comment: Safest pick on the draft board

    2. St. Louis Glenn Dorsey DT LSU
    Comment: Won Lombardi, Lott, Nagurski and Outland trophies

    3. Atlanta Matt Ryan QB Boston College
    Comment: Falcons need reason for hope
  6. dbair1967

    dbair1967 Arch Defender

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    His early drafts always stink...its the one he does the morning of the draft itself that is the most accurate

  7. Tobal

    Tobal Well-Known Member

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    Mock drafts continue to have us ignore are most pressing need with viable candidates available...

    God I hope Dallas isn't as dumb as these mocks.
  8. garrett316

    garrett316 With the Lights Out, It's Less Dangerous

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    I wouldn't get too worked up over his first mock draft, the one closest to the draft is more accurate. Actually, when he puts out his top 100 player rankings, most players fall right in line with where Goose has them slotted. His top 100 is pretty accurate.
  9. theebs

    theebs Believe!!!!

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    Yep I agree.

    Wait till you see mine on the 28th.
  10. JPM

    JPM Well-Known Member

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    There goes lunch.
  11. HardHittin'Witten

    HardHittin'Witten This ain't Madden

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  12. dboyz

    dboyz Active Member

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    If the draft falls that way, I would consider trading up for DRC.
  13. kevwun

    kevwun New Member

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    Jacksonville is going to take Brian Brohm in the first round? This after they just signed Garrard to a $60 million extension? Their most pressing need is quarterback depth? I think Goose has developed a narcotics habit.
  14. CrazyCowboy

    CrazyCowboy Well-Known Member

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    As you Zoners know, I have been a big booster of us taking Hardy......I like this draft .....Jones and Hardy.........with Pacman.....all concerns are hard.....fix D and win the SB in 08/09
  15. newlander

    newlander Well-Known Member

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    I don't know CC: I'm a Michigan State alum and I hardly noticed Hardy on the field against us this past season: which is alarming considering our defensive secondary was one of the worst in the Big Ten. Hardy strikes me as a posession guy: but I could be wrong. Not great speed for sure.
  16. ologan

    ologan Well-Known Member

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    "28. Dallas James Hardy WR Indiana

    Comment: More TDs in fewer games in 2007 than Terrell Owens "

    What an absolutely asinine statement!
  17. Beast_from_East

    Beast_from_East Well-Known Member

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    If we take Felix Jones at freaking 22 I will get physically ill.
  18. IndianaCowboyFan

    IndianaCowboyFan The Bullet

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    That and Hardy will be a disappointment to whoever drafts.

    I am with newlander and his memories about him during the IU v MS game.
  19. AdamJT13

    AdamJT13 Salary Cap Analyst

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    Hardy had six catches for 121 yards against us (I'm an MSU alum, too), including a 49-yard catch and a 37-yard TD catch. You probably didn't notice him much because Indiana had the ball for only 18:55 and threw only 19 passes (eight to Hardy, with six caught).

    By the way, Devin Thomas had 13 catches for 148 yards and one touchdown (34 yards), plus five carries for 14 yards and three kickoff returns for 92 yards in that game.
  20. ABQcowboyJR

    ABQcowboyJR Well-Known Member

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    I'm warming up to the idea of James Hardey, but not really happy with this draft.

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