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WP Mock Draft

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by Gooch, Mar 21, 2005.

  1. Gooch

    Gooch E-Dog

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    NFL Draft Predictions
    First-Round Projection
    Monday, March 21, 2005; 11:01 AM
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A53707-2005Mar21.html

    1. 49ers -- Aaron Rodgers, QB (Cal) . . . The Niners need a franchise quarterback, among plenty of other things, and must choose between Rodgers and Smith.

    2. Dolphins -- Ronnie Brown, RB (Auburn) . . . He looks like the best all-around back in the draft.

    3. Browns -- Alex Smith, QB (Utah) . . . Trent Dilfer can keep the starting job warm for him for a season or two.

    4. Bears -- Braylon Edwards, WR (Michigan) . . . Could team with Muhsin Muhammad and quickly remake Chicago's receiver corps from a glaring weakness into a strength.

    5. Buccaneers -- Cedric Benson, RB (Texas) . . . This draft is top-heavy with centerpiece runners.

    6. Titans -- Adam (Pac-Man) Jones, CB (West Virginia) . . . He would replace Samari Rolle.

    7. Vikings -- Mike Williams, WR (USC) . . . The Vikings still don't have a true No. 1 receiver after trading Randy Moss.

    8. Cardinals -- Carnell (Cadillac) Williams, RB (Auburn) . . . There's no need to trade for Travis Henry when Brown, Benson or Williams should be available for this pick.

    9. Redskins -- Antrel Rolle, CB (Miami) . . . They have a roster full of Nos. 2 and 3 receivers. But if Edwards and Williams are gone, there's no immediate No. 1 receiver available, so finding a replacement for Fred Smoot would be the right move.

    10. Lions -- Shawne Merriman, DE (Maryland) . . . An eye-catching pro-day workout last week has him moving up draft boards.

    11. Cowboys -- Troy Williamson, WR (South Carolina) . . . Dallas could improve quickly with its free-agent upgrades and its two first-round draft picks.

    12. Chargers -- Derrick Johnson, LB (Texas) . . . Some scouts worry that he doesn't take on blockers directly and overpower them, but he's a big-play defender who's great in pursuit.

    13. Texans -- Jammal Brown, T (Oklahoma) . . . Might use their first-round choice to get the offensive-line help they didn't get when they failed to land Orlando Pace.

    14. Panthers -- Alex Barron, T (Florida State) . . . Their patchwork offensive line was their biggest shortcoming last season.

    15. Chiefs -- Carlos Rogers, CB (Auburn) . . . Kansas City finally seems committed to upgrading its defensive personnel.

    16. Saints -- Dan Cody, DE (Oklahoma) . . . The Saints need defensive-line help if they trade Darren Howard.

    17. Bengals -- Erasmus James, DE (Wisconsin) . . . Could be a solid NFL pass rusher.

    18. Vikings -- Travis Johnson, DT (Florida State) . . . Best defensive tackle in the draft, but it's not a coveted position this year.

    19. Rams -- Mark Clayton, WR (Oklahoma) . . . Mike Martz never can have enough wideouts, especially with Isaac Bruce showing some signs of wear with injuries at the end of last season.

    20. Cowboys -- Channing Crowder, LB (Florida) . . . The defense again could be among the league's best if they add an effective linebacker or two.

    21. Jaguars -- Marcus Spears, DE (LSU) . . . Would be a nice defensive-end complement to free-agent addition Reggie Hayward.

    22. Ravens -- David Pollack, DE (Georgia) . . . His size and speed are questioned, but the guy just kept making plays throughout his collegiate career.

    23. Seahawks -- Shaun Cody, DT (USC) . . . He can play tackle or end, and Seattle needs an impact player up front on defense.

    24. Packers -- Khalif Barnes, T (Washington) . . . Offensive line must be repaired after the departures of Mike Wahle and Marco Rivera.

    25. Broncos -- Thomas Davis, S (Georgia) . . . Denver needs help at safety after losing Kenoy Kennedy in free agency.

    26. Jets -- Heath Miller, TE (Virginia) . . . The Jets have been looking for a tight end, and he's the best in the draft.

    27. Falcons -- Reggie Brown, WR (Georgia) . . . The Falcons' run-first (and sometimes run-only) offense must become more diversified.

    28. Chargers -- Vincent Jackson, WR (Northern Colorado) . . . A big, fast target for Drew Brees.

    29. Colts -- Barrett Ruud, LB (Nebraska) . . . Might need a running back if they trade Edgerrin James, but that could come in the second round; defensive help must come first.

    30. Steelers -- Anttaj Hawthorne, DT (Wisconsin) . . . The league's top defense gets better.

    31. Eagles -- Darryl Blackstock, LB (Virginia) . . . The defending NFC champs need help at linebacker after releasing Nate Wayne and losing Ike Reese in free agency.

    32. Patriots -- Fabian Washington, CB (Nebraska) . . . They won their third Super Bowl in four years without starters Ty Law and Tyrone Poole but must restock at cornerback.
  2. boysfanindc

    boysfanindc Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    I would love for things to fall this way, because we would be able to grab DJ at #11 and Pollack at #20.

    Teams who don't take these guys in that range are going to regret it.
  3. cobra

    cobra Salty Bastard

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    Well, that mock is worthless. Any mock that has DJ falling to 12 with Williamson going before him is obviously written by someone who doesn't know what they are doing. Although, they may have predicted the first five correctly.
  4. Pointguard01

    Pointguard01 New Member

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  5. Garland powerplay

    Garland powerplay Active Member

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    Its obvious this draft is wishful thinking in Washington.
  6. 31smackdown

    31smackdown Active Member

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    ummm...er.... hmm... to put it nicely, those would both be major reaches at those spots for Dallas IMO

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