Leaving town on business until Friday and then directly to San Diego for my annual draft weekend- informally sponsored by Shiner Bock- with three draft-obsessed friends. As a result, I'm forced to turn in my mock earlier than I would like. Hope everyone has as much fun as I will this weekend: Sitting Bull's 2006 Mock Draft Round 1 Bobby Carpenter OLB Ohio St. Very definition of a "Parcells guy" at a position of need. alt. selection: Winston Justice OT USC *I think Dallas will look to swap 2nd & 3rd rounders with a team picking 3-7 picks later in order to recoup the lost 4th rounder* Round 2 Danieal Manning FS/KR Abilene Christian Cowboys not afraid to mine another small school monster who proved he could hang at the Shrine game. Cowboys scouts were on him early; Gosselin hyped him early; Manning wants to be a Cowboy. This one is a lock alt. seletion: Demetrius Williams WR Oregon Round 3 Kevin Boothe OL Cornell Versitile sleeper with top intangibles; Played guard and both tackle positions in college. Durability gets questioned due to two broken hands and an ankle injury but a closer look reveals that he barely missed any time because he's a baad man...This is higher than most have him rated but he is a player we've looked at hard and he is all upside, IMO. alt. selection: Chris Gocong DE/OLB Cal-Poly Round 4 (via trade) Tim Day TE Oregon Pass-catching TE with huge wingspan and red-zone skills. Multiple sources say we're interested and Day is slotted as a solid 4th round value. alt. selection: Charlie Whitehurst QB Clemson Round 5:Jovon Bouknight WR/KR Wyoming Insanely productive college WR with excellent hands, courage over the middle and open-field moves. Quick but not fast. Former HS QB with similar skill set to Crayton but much more natural as a return man and would challenge immediately at PR/KR. alt. selction: Joe Toledo OT Washington Round 6:Tommy Jackson DT Auburn Stumpy, two-gap run stuffer who is the perfect developmental backup at NT. alt. selection: Anthony Mix TE/WR Auburn Round 7:Troy Bienemann TE/LS Washington St. Versatile mid-round value who's stock tanked due to a late-season knee injury. Just the sort of dented-can we like in the later rounds. Elite long-snapping prospect. alt. selection: Jon Scifres K SW Missouri St.