We got Round 2: 1 pick Round 3: 1 pick Round 4: 2 picks Round 5: 2 picks PLUS a 5th for Julius Jones I'm assuming, so THREE 5th's Round 6: 1 Round 7: TWO, plus 3rd for D.B. name that escapes me now, but we'll have THREE _____________________________________________________________ Round 2: Vince Oghobaase, Big guy to take over for Spears at L.D.E. Vince Oghobaase*, Duke Height: 6-6. Weight: 315. Projected 40 Time: 5.11. Projected Round (2009): 2. 11/23/08: Vince Oghobaase has 37 tackles, 6.5 TFL and 3.5 sacks through 10 games this year. 5/9/08: Vince Oghobaase is more than just 310 pounds of fat sitting in the middle of the defensive line. His body fat percentage low and thus he's more than a simple huge run-stuffer. _______________________________________________________________ Round 3: Dorell Scott, grab a big N.T. which allows us to move Ratliff to R.D.E.! Dorell Scott, Clemson Height: 6-4. Weight: 313. Projected 40 Time: 5.04. Projected Round (2009): 3. 5/9/08: A monstrous defensive tackle who can get to the quarterback on occasion. Dorell Scott had 50 tackles and three sacks in 2007. 2007: A starter as a sophomore, Dorell Scott is one of the hardest-working players in this class. He'll put up some good numbers on the bench press come Combine time. ______________________________________________________________ Round 4: O.T. Augustus Parrish Gives us a big athletic tackle to groom for Flozells replacement and be a backup in the mean time and maybe push Free for the starting job at R.T. if we don't re-sign Columbo. Augustus Parrish, Kent State Height: 6-6. Weight: 308. Projected 40 Time: 5.13. Projected Round (2009): 4. 11/1/08: One of the more athletic linemen in the country, Augustus Parrish has vastly improved every year. 5/24/08: A quick offensive tackle and an effective run-blocker, Augustus Parrish is a two-year starter and a member of the All-MAC second team. ________________________________________________________________ Round 4: G. Cedrick Dockery, gives us a viable backup to replace Proctor as the backup Guard and take over for Kosier in 2 years. Cedric Dockery, Texas Height: 6-4. Weight: 320. Projected 40 Time: 5.24. Projected Round (2009): 4-5. 5/25/08: Despite tearing his ACL in 2006, Cedric Dockery bounced back to play pretty well in 2007. 2007: Cedric Dockery's 2006 campaign was ruined by a torn ACL in October. He'd be ranked higher if it wasn't for that injury. Younger brother of current Buffalo Bill Derrick. _____________________________________________________________ Round 5: I.L.B. Jasper Brinkley, early round prospect could be a steal like Canty was supposed to be. Jasper Brinkley, South Carolina Height: 6-2. Weight: 257. Projected 40 Time: 4.58. Projected Round (2009): 5-6. 5/11/08: Jasper Brinkley was a late first, early second-round prospect before suffering a nasty injury during the 2007 season. He has to prove himself all over again this year. 2007: Jasper Brinkley is out for the year with a knee injury. He may apply for a medical redshirt and return to South Carolina in 2008. A member of the All-SEC First Team, Brinkley is a monstrous linebacker who will be able to play numerous positions on an NFL team because of his impressive size and speed. Brinkley and Vince Hall, the top inside linebackers of the 2008 class, will be hoping James Laurinaitis and Rey Maualuga stay in school. _____________________________________________________________ Round 5: F.S. Lendy Holmes, corner cover skills playing F.S. and fast Lendy Holmes, FS, Oklahoma Height: 6-1. Weight: 196. Projected 40 Time: 4.48. Projected Round (2009): 5. 5/17/08: Lendy Holmes missed the Fiesta Bowl because he was academically ineligible. 2007: You have to love a tall corner with mid-4.4 speed, but Lendy Holmes was responsible for two long Tulsa touchdowns in September 2007. _______________________________________________________________ Round 5: F.S. Nate Ness Talk about BALL HAWK, even though it's junior college, he had 19 INT's with an amazing 10 returned for T.D.'s. Nate Ness, FS, Arizona Height: 6-1. Weight: 191. Projected 40 Time: 4.54. Projected Round (2009): 6. 5/19/09: An interception machine - Nate Ness had 19 interceptions, 10 of which were returned for touchdowns in junior college. He picked off five passes in his first six games with Arizona. 2007: Nate Ness, a safety who has three interceptions through nine weeks in 2007, returned 10 interceptions for touchdowns in junior college. He needs to drop into the 4.4s to be considered a first-day selection. ________________________________________________________________- Round 6: Nader Abdallah good athlete to add to our D-line mix and see if we can't get him to beat out Bowen. Nader Abdallah, Ohio State Height: 6-5. Weight: 310. Projected 40 Time: 4.96. Projected Round (2009): 6-7. 11/23/08: Nader Abdallah has 28 tackles, two sacks, four TFL and four passes broken up through 11 games as a senior. 5/9/08: Nader Abdallah recorded 32 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks as a junior. Abdallah, who started nine games last year, should be able to have a solid combine (4.96 40, 32-inch vertical, 30 bench reps). _________________________________________________________________ Round 7: Demonte Bolden Injury drops him, could be steal, add yet another D-lineman to the mix, we really need to reshape this D-line and with so many picks, why not grab another one. Demonte Bolden, Tennessee Height: 6-6. Weight: 290. Projected 40 Time: 4.94. Projected Round (2009): 7. 11/23/08: Owner of 30 tackles and six TFL through 10 games. 5/9/08: Was academically ineligible to play in Tennessee's bowl game. 2007: Suffered a neck injury and was carted off the field in the spring game. Not sure how serious that injury is. _______________________________________________________________ Round7: N.T. Antonio Dixon Antonio Dixon, Miami Height: 6-3. Weight: 328. Projected 40 Time: 5.30. Projected Round (2009): 7-FA. 11/23/08: Antonio Dixon has struggled coming off his knee injury, but will get some consideration because of his size. 5/9/08: A monstrous nose tackle who was a third-round prospect on this chart until he suffered a knee injury last season. 2007: Antonio Dixon started two games as a sophomore, recording 14 tackles. One of the largest run-stuffers in this class. _______________________________________________________________ Round 7: N.T. Myron Pryor Why not go with my theme and bring in another possible STEAL. Myron Pryor, Kentucky Height: 6-1. Weight: 309. Projected 40 Time: 5.02. Projected Round (2009): 7. 11/23/08: Leg and ankle injuries have slowed down Myron Pryor. Once a first-round candidate, Pryor may not be drafted. 5/9/08: Myron Pryor had a bit of a disappointing junior campaign, but his combination of size and speed will get him drafted in the first three rounds. 2007: Started 10 games as a sophomore and recorded four sacks and four forced fumbles. Has the potential to be a top-15 selection come 2009. ______________________________________________________________ I have us taking SIX D-lineman, but FOUR of the 6 are 6th and 7th rounders, cause I think we could get rid of Spears, not re-sign Canty or Tank, and Bowen can be replaced also. So it's possible we would need 4 D-lineman to make the team, Oghobaase and Scott would make the team and then we'd have 4 late round picks trying to make the final 2 spots. I drafted TWO Safeties with good upside and talent, and also got us two very good O-lineman in the middle rounds to be valuable backups for a couple years before taking over as starters we hope, and an I.L.B. who could be a steal. I think this draft we will be able to COMPLETELY REVAMP the D-line considering Ratliff is our only current D-lineman while the rest are all expendable, we get two backups at guard and tackle, and we add two good safeties to fight it out in camp, and added an I.L.B. to the mix. This will allow us in the 2010 draft to really not need much at all, and would allow us to move up and grab a STUD I.L.B. like a Patrick Willis type. Here's my picks overall: Round 2: D.E. Vince Oghobaase Round 3: N.T. Dorell Scott Round 4: O.T. Augustus Parrish Round 4: O.G. Derrick Dockery Round 5: I.L.B. Jasper Brinkley Round 5: F.S. Lendy Holmes Round 5: F.S. Nate Ness Round 6: D.E. Nader Abdallah Round 7: D.E. Demonte Bolden Round 7: N.T. Antonio Dixon Round 7: N.T./D.E. Myron Pryor Of course these players rounds will fluctuate a lot from now till the draft and after the combine, but for now this is how I see it going by Walter footballs' round rankings, and like I said, I'm sure some will go higher and some lower, but for now, this is my mock, and even if we don't draft any of these players, this is the way I'd like to see the draft shake out, a LOT of D-lineman, VERY EARLY and VERY LATE and use the middle round picks on a couple safeties and O-lineman with a L.B. thrown in the mix. I don't think we'll end up with this may picks, I' thiink we'll trade couple to move up in a few rounds and a couple will be traded for 2010 draft picks also, but since I can't figure in trades now, and this is all for fun and speculation, I think you'd be hard pressed not to like this draft I have come up with, yet I'm sure some of you will.