Sorry if this is a repost, to my knowledge it isn't. Leinart could stay in Pac-10 country with ArizonaBy Mel Kiper Jr. Special to ESPN Insider Archive The Houston Texans might still be considering NC State defensive end Mario Williams with the No. 1 overall pick, but I just don't see them passing on USC running back Reggie Bush. Even if Bush is hard to sign, running back is the one position where a player can come in late and still make an impact in his rookie season. Last year, Ronnie Brown missed the beginning of training camp and still finished with 907 rushing yards while splitting time with Ricky Williams in Miami. I expect the Saints to go with Mario Williams if they do not trade down from the second pick. The draft could get interesting if the Tennessee Titans take QB Vince Young over Matt Leinart. Either Young or Leinart is going to Tennessee, and all indications are the Titans like Young. If that's the case, I have Leinart going 10th to Arizona, although the Lions would have to think long and hard about taking the 2004 Heisman Trophy winner. You can argue that Leinart is one of the top three players in this draft, and if he slips past Oakland, he would be great for either Detroit or Arizona. Bush and Leinart's teammate at USC, RB LenDale White, projects to go to the Pittsburgh Steelers with the final pick in the first round. If anyone can motivate White to realize that football is a year-round job, it's Steelers coach Bill Cowher. First-Round Projections 1. Houston Reggie Bush, RB* USC 2. New Orleans Mario Williams, DE* NC State 3. Tennessee Vince Young, QB* Texas 4. N.Y. Jets D'Brickashaw Ferguson, T Virginia 5. Green Bay A.J. Hawk, LB Ohio St. 6. San Francisco Vernon Davis, TE* Maryland 7. Oakland Ernie Sims, LB* Florida St. 8. Buffalo Brodrick Bunkley, DT Florida St. 9. Detroit Michael Huff, DB Texas 10. Arizona Matt Leinart, QB USC 11. St. Louis Jay Cutler, QB Vanderbilt 12. Cleveland Kamerion Wimbley, DE/OLB Florida St. 13. Baltimore Haloti Ngata, DT* Oregon 14. Philadelphia Chad Greenway, LB Iowa 15. Denver (from ATL) Santonio Holmes, WR* Ohio St. 16. Miami Antonio Cromartie, CB* Florida St. 17. Minnesota Jason Allen, CB/S Tennessee 18. Dallas Manny Lawson, OLB NC State 19. San Diego Winston Justice, T* USC 20. Kansas City Johnathan Joseph, CB* South Carolina 21. New England DeAngelo Williams, RB Memphis 22. San Francisco (from DEN) Tye Hill, CB Clemson 23. Tampa Bay Marcus McNeill, T Auburn 24. Cincinnati Donte Whitner, DB* Ohio St. 25. N.Y. Giants Sinorice Moss, WR Miami 26. Chicago Chad Jackson, WR* Florida 27. Carolina Marcedes Lewis, TE UCLA 28. Jacksonville Nick Mangold, C Ohio St. 29. N.Y. Jets (from DEN) Bobby Carpenter, OLB Ohio St. 30. Indianapolis Laurence Maroney, RB* Minnesota 31. Seattle Jimmy Williams, CB Virginia Tech 32. Pittsburgh LenDale White, RB* USC * denotes underclassman Second-Round Projections 33. Houston Eric Winston, T Miami 34. New Orleans Ashton Youboty, CB* Ohio St. 35. N.Y. Jets Joseph Addai, RB LSU 36. Green Bay Kelly Jennings, CB Miami 37. Denver (from SF) Anthony Fasano, TE* Notre Dame 38. Oakland Tamba Hali, DE Penn St. 39. Tennessee D'Qwell Jackson, LB Maryland 40. Detroit DeMeco Ryans, LB Alabama 41. Arizona Leonard Pope, TE* Georgia 42. Buffalo Davin Joseph, G Oklahoma 43. Cleveland Demetrius Williams, WR Oregon 44. Baltimore Chris Chester, C/G Oklahoma 45. Philadelphia Maurice Stovall, WR Notre Dame 46. St. Louis Richard Marshall, CB* Fresno St. 47. Atlanta Darryl Tapp, DE Virginia Tech 48. Minnesota Kellen Clemens, QB Oregon 49. Dallas Brodie Croyle, QB Alabama 50. San Diego David Pittman, CB Northwestern St. (La.) 51. Minnesota (from MIA) Rocky McIntosh, LB Miami 52. New England Greg Jennings, WR Western Michigan 53. Washington Thomas Howard, LB UTEP 54. Kansas City Mathias Kiwanuka, DE Boston College 55. Cincinnati Joe Klopfenstein, TE Colorado 56. N.Y. Giants Claude Wroten, DT LSU 57. Chicago Dominique Byrd, TE USC 58. Carolina Daniel Bullocks, S Nebraska 59. Tampa Bay Cedric Griffin, CB Texas 60. Jacksonville Brian Calhoun, RB* Wisconisn 61. Denver Orien Harris, DT Miami 62. Indianapolis John McCargo, DT* NC State 63. Seattle Mark Anderson, DE Alabama 64. Pittsburgh Danieal Manning, DB* Abilene Christian * denotes underclassman This mock sucks!