I had not intended to do any more Mock Drafts this off season. 5 was enough. Ever since reading about the tragic death of Heath Benedict today I've been thinking about how much I enjoyed looking up stuff on him. I was thinking I had selected him in each Mock. I hadn't. I was actually kind of surprised by that. I decided to do another one in his honor. I have no idea if this will be my last or not. I always include previous versions of my Mocks for reference sake. I include Heath's status in each as a further tribute. Mock 1.0 Did not select him. Mock 2.0 Did not select him. Mock 3.0 Round 4. Mock 4.0 Round 2. Mock 5.0 Round 3. I'm bored, so this Mock includes trades as if I were the manic GM trying to find the "wow." Sorry about that for those who don't like the trades. Instead of rounds, I am using pick numbers for the first time. These will of course be changed once the owners add Compensatory picks for the 3rd through 7th rounds. Round 1... 22. Kenny Phillips, FS, Miami, 6'2", 212. My reasoning here is twofold. He was very high on our Draft Board and I think we could be hedging against not being able to keep Hamlin long term, or Roy not coming back to full form. I still think Dallas will trade for Roy Williams, but I now think it will be our 1st in 2009 and it could be before the trade deadline as Detroit realizes they can't keep him. Our pick #28 I am again projecting as a trade to Atlanta who will want to get their QB after taking D-mac with the 3rd pick. Sorry to all his fans. From Atlanta we receive pick #34 and pick #48. I will also go ahead and announce that I will succumb to Pacman being acquired with a Conditional pick in 2009. So we keep our other picks in 2008 and churn the roster for solid depth across the board. Plus we take some risks. Round 2... 34. Antoine Cason, CB, Arizona, 6'0", 190. Even if we acquire Pacman Jones I hope we draft a CB with this pick. Both our current starters are over 30 and one has a huge pay day on the horizon that we might have to allow him to walk. It is purely a business move. I still think this kid is the best CB in this draft. He's down on lists that I see though, so I moved him down too. 48. Calais Campbell, DE, Miami, 6'8", 290. Say goodbye to Stephen Bowen in the DE rotation. Campbell's stock has been dropping. He is a solid pick at this point. This also is insurance against not re-signing Spears. 61. Ray Rice, RB, Rutgers, 5'9", 199. Barber's backup will contribute very well to this team. I love this kid and think he is a steal. Round 3... 64. Jordy Nelson, WR, Kansas State, 6'3", 217. Bill Parcells is desperate for a TE after not getting one in the first 2 rounds. So we trade them Fasano for this pick. We keep Tony Curtis as Witten's backup and get a great possession WR in return. 92. John Sullivan, C, Notre Dame, 6'4", 301. He begins as a backup to Gurode, but if Gurode ever takes over for Kosier at LG, he can be a starter. He also plays OG so he provides depth. Maybe he takes over for Kosier if Gurode remains the Center. I like drafting O-line, especially middle rounds like this. 4th round... 122. Beau Bell, ILB, UNLV, 6'1", 244. I drop my Spencer Larsen fascination. Unless of course he is a UDFA. Then I would still like to have him. Bell can play and would be a great addition here. 5th round... 154. Owen Schmitt, FB, West Virginia, 6'2", 247. I can't drop all my agendas. I still want our goal line offense to be jaw dropping, and this guy provides that. He's our starter at FB, Deon becomes our Special Teams ace to replace Keith Davis. 6th round... 158. Dominique Barber, SS, Minnesota, 6'0", 212. That's right a 2nd Safety in 1 draft. Why? Because we'll move Courtney Brown back to CB and roll the dice on getting another Barberian. 7th round... 217. Paul Smith, QB, Tulsa, 6'1", 208. I had to have a QB, but wanted value. I think Smith is that. He can be a solid backup to Tony. That is what we will need. Well, your comments are always welcome. I expect some heat for this one. Like I said, I was bored and a little melancholy.