Mock Draft: Dallas Takes DRC, Hardy in First Round

Steamroller said he worked his butt of on this mock just for me. So, I rushed to get it up tonight. Steam deserves it. I have another coming from The Truth later.

A few things about this mock:

  • Steamroller did it in late March, so he may not agree with some of these picks, like Aqib and Calais Campbell going in the first round.
  • Keith Rivers likely won’t fall this far.
  • Malcolm Kelly has been acting like an idiot lately and may not be a high pick.

Other than that, it’s a darn good mock draft with some risks, like Brian Brohm going to Baltimore.

Team 1st Round

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1. Miami Dolphins – CHRIS LONG, DE, VIRGINIA
  • 1ST OF ALL, PARCELLS WILL TRY TO TRADE DOWN WITH THIS PICK BECAUSE THIS TEAM NEEDS SO MUCH AND SIGNING ONE PLAYER TO A BOAT LOAD OF MONEY IS NOT GOING TO GIVE THEM THE CAP SPACE TO DO WHAT THEY WANT TO DO IN THE FUTURE. PARCELLS HAS TO REBUILD THE TEAM. CONSIDERING NO ONE IS WILLING TO TRADE WITH PARCELLS, MIAMI PICKS CHRIS LONG. HE IS THE BEST DEFENSIVE END PROSPECT IN THE DRAFT, AND PARCELLS WOULD LOVE TO HAVE HIM SINCE IT IS POSSIBLE THAT TAYLOR WON’T BE AROUND. BUT IF POSSIBLE A TRADE WILL BE MADE
St. Louis Rams Draft Logo 2. St. Louis Rams -JAKE LONG, OT, MICHIGAN
  • ST.LOUIS NEEDS OL IMPROVEMENT TO GET STEPHEN JACKSON GOING AT HIS FULL POTENTIAL. WITH THE SIGNING OF JACOB BELL AND THE RETURN OF ORLANDO PACE THIS COMPLETES A GREAT IMPROVEMENT ON THE O-LINE FOR 08′, BUT WITH PACE’S INJURY LAST YEAR IN THE FIRST GAME AND HIS AGE, JAKE LONG IS A NO BRAINER FOR ST.LOUIS
Atlanta Falcons Draft Logo 3. Atlanta Falcons -MATT RYAN, QB, BOSTON COLLEGE
  • WITH ALL THE DRAMA FROM THE VICK ORDEAL, BLANKS WANTS TO PUT HIM IN THE PAST AND MOVE ON. HE MAKES HIS STATEMENT BY SIGNING MATT RYAN AS THE QUARTERBACK OF THE FUTURE

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4. Oakland Raiders -SEDRICK ELLIS , DT, USC
  • DARREN MCFADDEN LOOKS SO TEMPTING, BUT SINCE WARREN SAPP HAS RETIRED, THIS LEAVES A NEED FOR REPLACEMENT. MANY PEOPLE BELIEVE THAT THE RE-SIGNING OF TOMMY KELLY AND THE ADDITION OF WILLIAM JOSEPH ARE ENOUGH,BUT LOOK UP THE FACTS ON THESE GUYS. WILLIAM JOSEPH IS A BUST. HE DIDN’T EVEN PLAY LAST YEAR. EVEN WHEN HE DID PLAY PREVIOUSLY TO LAST YEAR, HE DID’NT PRODUCE. THERE ARE A COUPLE OF REALLY GOOD DEFENSIVE TACKLES TO CHOOSE FROM, BUT AL DAVIS CHOOSES ONE CLOSE TO HOME, SEDRICK ELLIS USC

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5. Kansas City Chiefs -CHRIS WILLIAMS, OT, VANDERBUILT
  • SINCE MY PREDICTIONS ARE BASED SOLELY ON TEAM NEEDS, AND KANSAS CITY’S LARGEST OVERALL NEED IS OFFENSIVE LINEMEN IN GENERAL, KANSAS CITY SELECTS CHRIS WILLIAMS. RYAN CLADY OR POSSIBLY EVEN BRANDEN ALBERT COULD GO HERE AS WELL SINCE ALBERT IS A VERSATILE GUY WHO COULD GO GUARD OR TACKLE. IT IS REALLY HARD FOR ME TO SEE A WAC CONFERENCE JR. OL GOING IN THE TOP 5, SO I BELIEVE CHRIS WILLIAMS IS THE SAFE PICK HERE. MORE EXPERIENCE BEING A SENIOR AND BETTER EXPERIENCE PLAYING IN A VERY COMPETATIVE SEC CONFERENCE.
NY Jets Draft Logo 6. New York Jets -DARREN MCFADDEN, RB, ARKANSAS
  • DARREN MCFADDEN IS THE MOST SOUGHT AFTER OFFENSIVE IMPACT PLAYER IN THIS DRAFT, AND THE JETS WILL NOT PASS HIM UP. (IF DALLAS IS TO TRADE UP FOR HIM, ATLANTA IS THE LOGICAL TEAM TO TRADE WITH SINCE AL DAVIS COULD TURN TO THE SECOND ROUND AND TAKE A LESS THAN GREAT DEFENSIVE TACKLE TO SELECT MCFADDEN WITH THE #4 PICK, EVENTHOUGH DEFENSIVE TACKLE IS A GREATER NEED.)
New England Patriots Draft Logo 7. New England Patriots (From 49ers) -VERNON GHOLSTON, DE, OHIO STATE
  • OK, BEFORE I HEAR IT AGAIN. VERNON GHOLSTON IS A TOP 6 PICK, I KNOW, BUT AGAIN MY DRAFT IS REALLY JUST BASED OFF OF NEED. HOWEVER, THIS IS THE ONE EXCEPTION BECAUSE HE SHOULD NOT HAVE MADE IT OUT OF THE TOP 6. NEW ENGLAND WILL NOT PASS HIM UP. THIS GUY IS PROBOBLY THE BEST ATHELETE IN THIS DRAFT, AND HIS COMBINE “WOW” FACTOR WAS MORE THAN JUST A SPARK. THIS GUYS ON FIRE! QB’S BEWARE!

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8. Baltimore Ravens -BRIAN BROHM, QB, LOIUSVILLE
  • EVERYONE KNOWS THE QB SITUATION IN BALTIMORE. MCNAIR’S TIME IS UP, AND BROHM IS CONSIDERED BY MANY TO BE THE BEST IN THE DRAFT.THIS IS A EASY PICK FOR BALTIMORE

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9. Cincinnati Bengals -GLENN DORSEY, DT, LSU
  • BECAUSE STRIPE HYPE SAYS SO. OK, NOT REALLY, BUT HE DID IMPACT MY DECISION. THAT AND JUST HEARING THE CAP HIT CINCY WOULD TAKE IF CHAD WERE TO GO. CINCINATTI IS IN THE POSITION REALLY TO TAKE THE BEST DEFENSIVE PLAYER AVAILABLE, SOOO…, HERE IS THE SAME PICK MANY DISAGREE WITH ME ON AT THIS POINT, BUT I AM STICKING WITH IT. GLENN DORSEY IS THE BEST AVAILABLE NOW, BUT IF HE CAN PUT HIS HEALTH QUESTIONS TO REST AND HAVE A GOOD PRO DAY SHOWING, HE WILL GO EARLIER IN THE DRAFT, NO QUESTION ABOUT IT
New Orleans Saints Draft Logo 10. New Orleans Saints -LEODIS McKELVIN , CB, TROY
  • NEW ORLEANS NEEDS DT’S SINCE THEIR DEFENSIVE FRONT IS UP THERE IN AGE, AND CLOSER TO THE END OF THAN THE BEGINNING OF THEIR CAREERS. BUT, SINCE DORSEY AND ELLIS ARE GONE, AND THEY GET FIRST SHOT AT A CB, THEY WILL TAKE CARE OF THE SECONDARY NOW. LEODIS McKELVIN ALONG WITH GAY, WHO THEY PICKED UP IN FREE AGENCY FROM NEW ENGLAND, GIVE NEW ORLEANS A HUGE IMPROVEMENT IN THE SECONDARY
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11. Buffalo Bills -MALCOLM KELLY, WR, OKLAHOMA
  • THE BILLS STILL HAVE A LITTLE TIME TO LAND A RECIEVER TO PAIR UP WITH LEE EVANS AND GIVE EDWARDS SOME TARGETS IN FREE AGENCY, BUT AT THIS POINT THEY WILL LIKELY WAIT. THEY FELT COMING INTO THE DRAFT THEY HAD A LEGIT SHOT OF LANDING MALCOLM KELLY, CONSIDERED THE MOST TALENTED WR IN THIS DRAFT BY MOST. THEIR WAITING PAYS OFF, AND THEIR PREDICTION IS PRECISE. MALCOLM KELLY IS A GREAT IMPROVEMENT FOR THE BILLS

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12. Denver Broncos -RYAN CLADY, OT, BOISE STATE
  • JAY CUTLER COULD DESPERATELY USE SOME BETTER PASS PROTECTION. SINCE JAKE LONG IS OFF THE BOARD, THEY TURN THEIR EYES UPON THIS 6′-6″ 320 LB BEAST FROM THE LAND OF BLUE


Carolina Panthers Draft Logo 13. Carolina Panthers -DERRICK HARVEY, DE, FLORIDA
  • ANOTHER TALENTED DE, AND JUST WHAT CAROLINA NEEDS. JULIUS PEPPERS HAD A DIFFICULT YEAR LAST YEAR AND NEEDS A PARTNER TO HELP RUSH THE PASSER. THIS GUY LOVES PUTTING QB’S IN THE TURF, AND HE IS GOOD AT IT, BUT QUENTIN GROVES OR PHILLIP MERLING COULD ALSO BE POSSIBILITIES HERE AS WELL

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14. Chicago Bears -RASHARD MENDENHALL, RB, ILLINOIS
  • LOSING THOMAS JONES LAST YEAR, AND THE POOR PRUDUCTION THEY GET FROM CEDRIC BENSON MAKES THIS LOCAL FAVORITE AT RB A NO BRAINER. MENDENHALL FITS THE NEED, AND THE FANS LOVE IT

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15. Detroit Lions -JEFF OTAH, OT, PITT
  • KITNA IS ON THE GROUND HALF THE GAME, IF NOT MORE, EVERY GAME. OTAH, ANOTHER GUY CAPABLE OF PROVIDING SOME PUSH UP FRONT IS AT THE TOP OF THE LIST SINCE LONG, CLADY, AND WILLIAMS ARE OFF THE BOARD. BRANDEN ALBERT IS ALSO A POSSIBILITY
Arizona Cardinals Draft Logo 16. Arizona Cardinals -MIKE JENKINS, CB, SOUTH FLORIDA
  • THE SECONDARY IS THE BIGGEST CONCERN, AND MIKE JENKINS IS GOING TO BE A VERY GOOD CORNER IN THE NFL. I HAD THIS GUY GOING 5TH IN MY LAST MOCK DRAFT, AND THAT WAS BASED ON JUST HOW I FELT ABOUT THE GUY MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE, BUT HE VERY LIKELY IN REALITY COULD BE THE FIRST CORNER TO GO IN THE DRAFT. #7 PICK VERY LIKELY IF GHOLSTON DOES GO IN THE TOP 6.

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17. Minnesota Vikings -QUENTIN GROVES, DE, AUBURN
  • THEY ADDRESSED THE WR PROBLEM IN FREE AGENCY AND TURN TO IMPROVE THE DEFENSIVE SIDE OF THE BALL FIRST IN THE DRAFT. QUENTIN GROVES IS YET ANOTHER DE ON TOP OF THE CHARTS. HE WILL BE A FUTURE STAR IN THIS ALREADY GREAT DEFENSE
Houston Texans Draft Logo 18. Houston Texans -FELIX JONES, RB, ARKANSAS
  • HOUSTON AVERAGES LESS THAN 100 RUSHING YARDS PER GAME. THEY NEED A GOOD RB TO COMPETE IN THIS VERY TOUGH DIVISION. FELIX JONES IS A GREAT PICK UP TO SUPERCHARGE THE TEXAN’S RUNNING GAME
Eagles Logo 19. Philadelphia Eagles -DEVIN THOMAS, WR, MICHIGAN STATE
  •  DEVIN THOMAS IS A BIG TARGET (6’2″,214), AND BASICALLY JUST A GREAT ALL AROUND RECIEVER. I PROJECT HIM TO BE THE #2 WR TAKEN, BUT AFTER MANNINGHAMS GOOD PRO DAY IMPROVEMENTS AND WITH THE AVAILABITILY OF LIMAS SWEED, PHILADELPHIA HAS CHOICES
Tampa Bay Bucanneers Draft Logo 20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers -LIMAS SWEED, WR, TEXAS
  • THE CORNERBACK POSITION COULD BE ADDRESSED HERE, BUT MUCH LIKE MINNESOTA TOOK A RISK IN A INJURY PRONE RB LAST YEAR, TAMPA BAY TAKES A RISK AND SELECTS LIMAS SWEED WHO MANY THOUGHT BEFORE THE 2007 SEASON STARTED COULD BE THE BEST RECIEVER IN THE DRAFT
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21. Washington Redskins -KENNY PHILLIPS, S, MIAMI
  • THIS ONE IS A TOUGH PICK TO THINK ABOUT. AS SAD OF A STORY AS IT IS, TAYLOR NEEDS A REPLACEMENT AND WITH KENNY PHILLIPS STILL ON THE BOARD AT #21 IT JUST IS A NEED THAT CAN’T BE PASSED UP
Dallas Cowboys Draft Logo 22. Dallas Cowboys (From Browns) -DOMINIQUE RODGERS CROMARTIE (DRC), CB, TENNESSEE STATE
  • THIS IS THE BEST AVAILABLE PLAYER TO FIT THIER NEEDS AT THIS POINT, AND IF THEY WAIT TIL THE #28 PICK, HE WILL BE GONE. DRC IS THE TOTAL PACKAGE AND COULD REPLACE THE AGING ANTHONY HENRY AS SOON AS THIS YEAR AS A STARTER. HENRY’S ROLE THEN COULD BE A BACK-UP CORNER AND FREE SAFETY
Pittsburgh Steelers Draft Logo 23. Pittsburgh Steelers -BRANDEN ALBERT, OL, VIRGINIA
  • WITH FANECA LEAVING, PITTSBURGH NEEDS THE BEST PLAYER AVAILABLE TO IMPROVE THE O-LINE. THEY DON’T HAVE TO LOOK FAR IN FINDING THIS ONE. HE IS THE TOP RATED GUARD IN THE DRAFT, PLUS HE CAN PLAY TACKLE IF NECCESARY
Tennesse Titans Draft Logo 24. Tennessee Titans -PHILLIP MERLING, DE, CLEMSON
  • AFTER LOSING ANTWAN ODOM AND TRAVIS LABOY, A DE IS A MUST. PHILLIP MERLING IS THE BEST AVAILABLE AT THIS POINT I BELIEVE, BUT CALAIS CAMPBELL IS A POSSIBILITY ALSO

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25. Seattle Seahawks -KENTWAN BALMER, DT, NORTH CAROLINA
  • SEATTLE NEEDS TO ADD DEPTH AT DT, AND BALMER IS THE BEST CHOICE NOW SINCE DORSEY AND ELLIS ARE OFF THE BOARD
Jacksonville Jaguars Draft Logo 26. Jacksonville Jaguars -CALAIS CAMPBELL, DE, MIAMI
  • BOBBY MCCRAY AND MARCUS STROUD HAVE TO BE REPLACED. THIS IS THE BEST CHOICE SINCE THE 3 TOP DT’S AND EVERY OTHER HIGH DE PROSPECT ARE GONE AT THIS POINT. CALAIS IS THE HOSS OF THIS DEFENSIVE END CLASS AT 6’8″,280
San Diego Chargers Draft Logo 27. San Diego Chargers -AQIB TALIB, CB, KANSAS
  • HEARTBROKEN THEY LOST A CHANCE AT ANOTHER CROMATIE, SAN DIEGO TURNS TO DRAFT ANOTHER GOOD CORNER NOW SINCE THEY ARE GOING FAST. AQIB IS A GOOD COVER CORNER WITH GOOD SIZE AND GOOD SPEED. PHYSICAL, AND GOOD HANDS TO BOOT, A SOLID CORNER THAT WILL HELP SAN DIEGO’S SECONDARY FROM THE START
Dallas Cowboys Draft Logo 28. Dallas Cowboys -JAMES HARDY, WR, INDIANA
  • DALLAS NEEDS ANOTHER YOUNG RECIEVER. JAMES HARDY IS A GREAT ADDITION AND A TALL RECIEVER AT 6’7″,220. HE IS STATISTICALLY THE BEST RECIEVER EVER OUT OF INDIANA AND KNOWS HOW TO GET IN THE END ZONE. JUST ANOTHER REASON DALLAS SHOULD PICK HIM UP. AT #28, HE IS A STEAL. MANNINGHAM AND SPEEDY RUNT JACKSON ARE ALSO POSSIBILITIES. POSSIBILITIES I PERSONALLY DO NOT LIKE AS A FIRST ROUND PICK TO DALLAS
San Francisco 49ers Draft Logo 29. San Francisco 49ers (From Colts) -DeSEAN JACKSON, WR, CALIFORNIA
  • THIS OFFENSE STRUGGLED LAST YEAR AND DID NOT LIVE UP TO ITS HIGH EXPECTATIONS. ISAAC BRUCE IS A BAND AID, BUT JACKSON IS THE RECEIVER OF THE FUTURE. HIS SIZE IS A DISAPOINTING 6’0″,172, BUT HIS SPEED,QUICKNESS, AND HARD WORK ETHIC ARE A BIG PLUS. THIS GUY HAS BEEN WORKING OUT WITH JERRY RICE ALSO, SO THAT SHOULD HELP GET HIM IN THE DOOR HERE IN THE FIRST ROUND
Green Bay Packers Draft Logo 30. Green Bay Packers -KEITH RIVERS, LB, USC
  • GREEN BAY IS IN POSITION TO TAKE THE BEST PLAYER IN THE DRAFT. THIS GUY IS THE #1 LB IN THE DRAFT. EASY CHOICE, PARCELLS IS HEARTBROKE IF HE CAN’T TRADE BACK INTO THE 1ST TO PICK THIS GUY UP

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31. New York Giants -REGGIE SMITH, CB-S, OKLAHOMA
  • NEW YORK LOST A COUPLE OF DB’S IN FREE AGENCY AND WILL BE IN A WORLD OF HURT IF THEY DON’T BUILD IT BACK UP. REGGIE CAN PLAY SAFETY AND CORNER WHICH IS A BIG PLUS GIVEN THE SITUATION WHICH HELPS SINCE THERE ARE NOT MANY GOOD SAFETYS IN THIS DRAFT
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