Number_9 Mock Draft: Dallas Gets DR-C, Felix Jones

Team1st Round

1. Miami Dolphins -Chris Long, DE, Virginia

  • They could go with QB Matt Ryan here but I think Chris Long seems to be the best choice since Jason Taylor wants out of Miami and Josh McCown was signed recently
2. St. Louis Rams -Jake Long, OT, Michigan

  • They lost 3 starters due to injury so this pick makes a lot of sense
3. Atlanta Falcons* -Glenn Dorsey, DT, LSU

  • The Mike Smith era starts with Defense

4. Oakland Raiders* – Darren McFadden, RB, Arkansas

  • Sorry guys, but Al Davis won’t pass him up nor will he trade him. Run DMC is headed to Oakland

5. Kansas City Chiefs* – Aqib Talib, CB, Kansas

  • The Chiefs are desperate for help at cornerback, and Talib has the talent to make an immediate impact
6. New York Jets – Quentin Groves, OLB, Auburn

  • Groves fits the JETS 3-4 scheme but they could also go with Vernon Gholston
7. New England Patriots (From 49ers) -Mike Jenkins, CB, South Florida

  • The Lametriots are thin in the secondary and the loss of Asante Samuel didn’t help. A Hybrid LB/DE is also an option at this spot

8. Baltimore Ravens – Matt Ryan, QB, Boston College

  • The Ravens need a lot of help (not to mention youth) at QB

9. Cincinnati Bengals – Vernon Gholston, DE, Ohio State

  • The loss of Justin Smith leaves an opening that Gholston should fill very well
10. New Orleans Saints -Keith Rivers, OLB, USC

  • The D needs a lot help and he sure could help the front 7 but don’t be surprised if the saints to move up to grab Jenkins or Talib. The secondary got Toasted on a weekly basis

11. Buffalo Bills -Malcolm Kelly, WR, Oklahoma

  • He would compliment Lee Evans nicely not to mention he would help with the development of Trent Edwards. A LB such as Rivers is also an option here

12. Denver Broncos -DeSean Jackson, WR, California

  • The Broncos let go of Javon Walker and I can see why. Jackson should fill theirs needs nicely
13. Carolina Panthers -Brian Brohm, QB, Louisville

  • While an OL or a RB is also a very likely possibility the Panthers need to start thinking about the future at QB. Jake Delhomme is getting up there and David Carr is not the answer

14. Chicago Bears -Chris Williams, OT, Vanderbilt

  • I wanted to say QB but not anymore since they signed Grossman and Orton. Chris Williams should help their aging OL

15. Detroit Lions -Derrick Harvey, DE, Florida

  • Detroit has multiple needs on defense, but that is what happens when you only use one first round pick on a defensive player in an eight-year span. I could also see them taking Sedrick Ellis here
16. Arizona Cardinals -Rashard Mendenhall, RB, Illinois

  • Edgerrin James rushed for 1,200+ yards last year, but he averaged just 3.8 yards per carry. Add that with the 3.4 yards per carry he posted in his first year in Arizona in 2006, and the fact that James will be 30 before the season begins, and it adds up to a troubling situation for a team that is otherwise good on offense

17. Minnesota Vikings -Phillip Merling, DE, Clemson

  • They need him to help their anemic pass rush. Anyone who is a pass rusher would do here
18. Houston Texans -Antoine Cason, CB, Arizona

  • The Texans will look to add a top cover man and will seriously consider Cason with this pick. My man DR-C as well as Reggie smith could go here
19. Philadelphia Eagles -Jeff Otah, OT, Pittsburgh

  • Tra Thomas and Ron Runyan are getting up in age. Kyle Kolb’s blind side will be protected for the next 10 years with this pick
20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers -Jonathan Stewart, RB, Oregon

  • Caddy is injury prone and needs a new running mate

21. Washington Redskins -Kenny Phillips, S, Miami

  • This pick makes a lot of sense to me. Who is going to replace the late Sean Taylor???
22. Dallas Cowboys (From Browns) -Dominique Rodgers – Cromartie, CB, Tennessee State

  • His Impressive Combine caught some heads and Hopefully the Cowboys. I also Wouldn’t mind seeing Limas Sweed or Mario Manningham here but If it were up to me I’d pick DR-C
23. Pittsburgh Steelers -Branden Albert – OG, Virginia

  • Alan Faneca is gone and Albert could be the best option for a replacement
24. Tennessee Titans -Limas Sweed – WR, Texas

  • The Titans have D-line issues but VY also needs weapons

25. Seattle Seahawks -Kentwan Balmer – DT, North Carolina

  • I was going to say RB but seattle got Julius Jones so this makes more sense. Their interior line needs work
26. Jacksonville Jaguars -Lawrence Jackson, DE, USC

  • Bobby McCray signed for New Orleans so his replacement comes with this pick
27. San Diego Chargers -Gosder Cherilus, OT, Boston College

  • Shane Olivea out Gosder Cherilus in
28. Dallas Cowboys -Felix Jones, RB, Arkansas

  • Think of him as D-Mac Lite, The perfect compliment to MBIII but a CB could also go here if they don’t get DR-C with the 22nd pick
29. San Francisco 49ers (From Colts) -Devin Thomas, WR, Michigan State

  • Alex Smith needs a lot of help and Thomas is a playmaker new offensive coordinator Mike Martz needs in his mission to get the most out of his pass-happy scheme. A Hybrid LB/DE could also go here
30. Green Bay Packers -Fred Davis, TE, USC

  • Aaron Rodgers is going to want to throw to a big-play tight end, a role Davis should fill quite nicely

31. New York Giants -Dan Connor, OLB, Penn State

  • While a CB would make sense here Adding Connor also makes sense So Kiwanuka can go back to his normal position