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Gosselin's 1st Mock

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  1. BigDFan5

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    Rick Gosselin's mock draft

    11:29 PM CDT on Saturday, April 15, 2006



    In their 46-year history, the Oakland Raiders have never used a first-round draft pick on a player from the University of Texas. But then there has never been a player the caliber of Vince Young available when it came time for the Raiders to pick.


    Young is easily the most scrutinized player to hit an NFL draft board this decade because he's not the prototypical pro quarterback. At 6-4, 230 pounds, he has a linebacker's size with a running back's legs and a quarterback's arm. He rushed for 1,050 yards, finished third in the NCAA in passing efficiency and took his Texas Longhorns to the national title.


    But Al Davis is the league's maverick, both on the field and off, and doesn't back off from players different from the norm. So give Young to the Raiders in the first mock draft offering from the Dallas Morning News. Here's the rest of the first round:



    Team Player Pos. College
    1. Houston Reggie Bush HB Southern California
    Bush was the best player in college football last season and has a Heisman Trophy as proof. He's the best player in this draft and likely will have the first overall pick as proof. Pencil him in today as the 2006 NFL Rookie of the Year.
    2. New Orleans Matt Leinart QB Southern California
    3. Tennessee Jay Cutler QB Vanderbilt
    4. N.Y. Jets Mario Williams DE North Carolina State
    5. Green Bay A.J. Hawk OLB Ohio State
    6. San Francisco Vernon Davis TE Maryland
    7. Oakland Vince Young QB Texas
    8. Buffalo D'Brickashaw Ferguson OT Virginia
    If there's a run of quarterbacks at the top of the draft, as there is in this mock, an elite player is going to slide. In this case it's Ferguson, the best blocker on the board and a top-three value.
    9. Detroit Michael Huff CB/S Texas
    10. Arizona Haloti Ngata DT Oregon
    11. St. Louis Jimmy Williams CB Virginia Tech
    12. Cleveland Brodrick Bunkley DT Florida State
    13. Baltimore Jonathan Joseph CB South Carolina
    14. Philadelphia Ernie Sims OLB Florida State
    15. Denver Manny Lawson DE North Carolina State
    16. Miami Winston Justice OT Southern California
    17. Minnesota Chad Greenway OLB Iowa
    18. Dallas Santonio Holmes WR Ohio State
    With two starting wideouts in their 30s, the Cowboys need some youth on the flank. Holmes brings big-play potential in the Terry Glenn mold, averaging 18.4 yards per catch last season.
    19. San Diego Antonio Cromartie CB Florida State
    20. Kansas City Tamba Hali DE Penn State
    21. New England Bobby Carpenter OLB Ohio State
    22. Denver Laurence Maroney HB Minnesota
    23. Tampa Bay John McCargo DT North Carolina State
    24. Cincinnati Donte Whitner S Ohio State
    25. N.Y. Giants DeAngelo Williams HB Memphis
    A run on defensive players in the teens could push the bulk of the running-back board into the 20s. Good backs like Laurence Maroney and DeAngelo Williams could fall into the laps of good teams.
    26. Chicago Tye Hill CB Clemson
    27. Carolina LenDale White HB Southern California
    28. Jacksonville Ashton Youboty CB Ohio State
    29. N.Y. Jets Kamerion Wimbley DE Florida State
    30. Indianapolis Joseph Addai HB LSU
    31. Seattle Chris Chester G Oklahoma
    32. Pittsburgh Jason Allen CB/S Tennessee
  2. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    WWWWHHHHHAAAAAAAATTTT!?!?!? Holmes?
  3. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    I will be disappointed if we go Holmes at 18.
  4. Bob Sacamano

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    I'm glad Dallas doesn't leak anything, I'd be pissed at that selection over Cromatrie, Carpenter and WImbley
  5. BigDFan5

    BigDFan5 In Tebow I Trust

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    \

    :bastid:
  6. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    I don't see Lawson at Denver either.
  7. Hostile

    Hostile Peace Zone Supporter

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  8. DragonCowboy

    DragonCowboy Well-Known Member

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    How did Denver get 15...?

    How did NYJ get 29...?
  9. Hiero

    Hiero New Member

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    be pretty sad if we got Holmes, just mo.
  10. Hostile

    Hostile Peace Zone Supporter

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    They made a trade that included the Falcons. The John Abraham 3 way trade.
  11. DragonCowboy

    DragonCowboy Well-Known Member

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    Ah, ok..

    I guess this is what happens when i haven't been on cowboyszone since Thursday...
  12. BigDFan5

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  13. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    It happened a while ago before Thursday.
  14. Dayton Cowboy

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    He doesn't even have jackson in the first round.. Interesting..
  15. DragonCowboy

    DragonCowboy Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I noticed that after I saw it in Hostile's quote, the John Abraham trade. When I pressed quote, it just said involving Atlanta (or that's what I saw). I had no idea what the terms to the Abraham trade were, so I never knew picks were traded, I always assumed players were traded...
  16. Hostile

    Hostile Peace Zone Supporter

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    Point of parliamentary procedure, this is a question and you have left off the question mark.

    To answer the question I say...no one?

    :wink2:
  17. BigDFan5

    BigDFan5 In Tebow I Trust

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    No it was not a question it was an excited statement hence the !!. It was a declaration :)
  18. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    Since we're employing parliamentary procedure, I will second that it is proper English.
  19. dbair1967

    dbair1967 Arch Defender

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    why do people get so upset over people's mock drafts?

    David
  20. BigDFan5

    BigDFan5 In Tebow I Trust

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    I am not well spoken.

    You guys are lucky I am trying to use punctuation at all!

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