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Posted on: April 26, 2008 1:54 pm
Edited on: April 26, 2008 1:55 pm
 

Final 2008 NFL Mock Draft

Here are my predictions for the first round of this year's NFL Draft. All picks are assuming that no trades occur on draft day, so it is very unlikely that every prediction will be right.

1. Miami Dolphins

Jake Long (OT, Michigan)

2. St. Louis Rams

Chris Long (DE, Virginia)

3. Atlanta Falcons

Glenn Dorsey (DT, LSU)

4. Oakland Raiders

Darren McFadden (RB, Arkansas)

5. Kansas City Chiefs

Branden Albert (G/OT, Virginia)

6. New York Jets

Vernon Gholston (DE/OLB, Ohio State)

7. New England Patriots

Keith Rivers (OLB, Southern Cal)

8. Baltimore Ravens

Matt Ryan (QB, Boston College)

9. Cincinnati Bengals

Sedrick Ellis (DT, Southern Cal)

10. New Orleans Saints

Leodis McKelvin (CB, Troy State)

11. Buffalo Bills

Devin Thomas (WR, Michigan State)

12. Denver Broncos

Chris Williams (OT, Vanderbilt)

13. Carolina Panthers

Derrick Harvey (DE, Florida)

14. Chicago Bears

Jeff Otah (OT, Pittsburgh)

15. Detroit Lions

Jonathan Stewart (RB, Oregon)

16. Arizona Cardinals

Mike Jenkins (CB, South Florida)

17. Kansas City Chiefs

Phillip Merling (DE, Clemson)

18. Houston Texans


Rashard Mendenhall (RB, Illinois)

19. Philadelphia Eagles

Ryan Clady (OT, Boise State)

20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers


Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (CB, Tennessee State)

21. Washington Redskins


Limas Sweed (WR, Texas)

22. Dallas Cowboys


Felix Jones (RB, Arkansas)

23. Pittsburgh Steelers

Kentwan Balmer (DT, North Carolina)

24. Tennessee Titans

Malcolm Kelly (WR, Oklahoma)

25. Seattle Seahawks

Lawrence Jackson (DE, Southern California)

26. Jacksonville Jaguars

Calais Campbell (DE, Miami)

27. San Diego Chargers


Aqib Talib (CB, Kansas)

28. Dallas Cowboys


Desean Jackson (WR, Cal)

29. San Francisco 49ers

Jerod Mayo (OLB, Tennessee)

30. Green Bay Packers

Brian Brohm (QB, Louisville)

31. New England Patriots

Pick forfeited

32. New York Giants


Tyrell Johnson (S, Arkansas State)
Category: NFL
Posted on: April 24, 2008 3:27 pm
Edited on: April 25, 2008 7:11 pm
 

2008 NFL Mock Draft

Here are my predictions for the first round of this year's NFL Draft. All picks are assuming that no trades occur on draft day, so it is very unlikely that every prediction will be right.

1. Miami Dolphins

Jake Long (OT, Michigan)

The Dolphins signed former Michigan standout Jake Long to a five-year,$57.5 million contract to make him the first overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft.

2. St. Louis Rams

Glenn Dorsey (DT, LSU)

Word out of St. Louis is that the Rams will take Glenn Dorsey with the second overall pick. Personally, I think Chris Long would be a good pick here. Leonard Little is getting older, and defensive end is a position of need for the Rams. Dorsey's durability is questionable, but when he is on the field, he can make a huge impact. New Orleans might trade up to this pick to get Dorsey.

3. Atlanta Falcons

Matt Ryan (QB, Boston College)

The Falcons are looking for a quarterback, and Matt Ryan is the best one available. The quarterback situation got messy when Michael Vick was suspended indefinitely. Joey Harrington, Chris Redman, and Byron Leftwich were not able to do much last season, so the Falcons are hoping that Ryan can do much better. He played in a pro-style offense at BC, and has all the tools to succeed at the next level.

4. Oakland Raiders

Darren McFadden (RB, Arkansas)

Even with Chris Long still on the board, I think the Raiders will take the best player available. The running back situation in Oakland is shaky, even though they have plenty of depth at the position (LaMont Jordan, Dominic Rhodes, Justin Fargas, and Michael Bush). McFadden is very explosive- something that the other Oakland running backs aren't.

5. Kansas City Chiefs

Chris Long (DE, Virginia)

Could Chris Long, who could have been the first overall pick, slip to the fifth slot? It could happen, and I think it will. The Chiefs traded Jared Allen a few days ago, which makes defensive end a need position for them. Long is a very safe pick, and could start immediately. If Long is gone, I could see them picking either Branden Albert or Vernon Gholston.

6. New York Jets

Vernon Gholston (DE/OLB, Ohio State)

Gholston is an interesting prospect. He could either play defensive end or outside linebacker. He has the potential to be a very good player, but sometimes does not give it his all. Since the Jets traded Dewayne Robertson to Denver, they could pick Sedrick Ellis here. If Darren McFadden slips to the Jets, they will gladly take him.

7. New England Patriots

Keith Rivers (OLB, Southern Cal)

Rivers is the best linebacker in the draft, and with the old linebackers that New England has, they should take Rivers. They will most likely trade out of this pick, but if they don't, Rivers is a smart and safe pick.

8. Baltimore Ravens

Branden Albert (G/OT, Virginia)

If Matt Ryan is available, the Ravens will take him. But I think he will be gone, so the Ravens go to one of their other big needs- the offensive line. Albert has the versatility to play both guard and tackle, so the Ravens will be able to use him wherever he is needed.

9. Cincinnati Bengals

Sedrick Ellis (DT, Southern Cal)

Defensive tackle is one of the Bengals primary needs, and Ellis is one of the best. He performed very well at the combine, which raised his stock tremendously. If Ellis is gone, they might take an offensive lineman.

10. New Orleans Saints

Leodis McKelvin (CB, Troy State)

The Saints want to trade up to get Dorsey, but if they are unable to trade the pick, I think they will pick a corner. I think McKelvin is the best corner in the draft. He is very explosive and quick, plus he can return punts.

11. Buffalo Bills

Devin Thomas (WR, Michigan State)

Thomas is a versatile receiver. He can run out of the backfield, catch the ball well, and return kicks. He is a big receiver, which makes him good alongside Lee Evans. The Bills need a receiver, and even though this is a reach, Thomas is the best receiver in the draft.

12. Denver Broncos

Ryan Clady (OT, Boise State)

Clady is one of the best tackles in the draft, and Denver needs one. They could also go with Chris Williams here, but I think Clady is better. They might take a running back here, but they need offensive line help more.

13. Carolina Panthers

Derrick Harvey (DE, Florida)

Now that Mike Rucker retired, the Panthers now need a defensive end. Harvey is the third-best defensive end in the draft, and with the first two gone, Harvey makes sense. They might pick a running back with this pick, but I think defensive end is a bigger need.

14. Chicago Bears

Chris Williams (OT, Vanderbilt)

The Bears desperately need help along the offensive line, and I think they will go with Williams. Any offensive line help they will take, especially since they cannot get their running game going. Speaking of running, they might take a running back with this pick.

15. Detroit Lions

Jonathan Stewart (RB, Oregon)

Despite having surgery on his toe in March, I think Stewart is still the second-best running back. Tatum Bell is currently the starter, which means there is certainly a need at the position. I wouldn't be surprised if they take Rashard Mendenhall here, but they could also take Jerod Mayo with this pick.

16. Arizona Cardinals

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (CB, Tennessee State)

Even though he played at an FCS school, he is still one of the best corners in the draft. The Cardinals need a corner, and Rodgers-Cromartie is one of the best.
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