2009 Mock Draft

1Detroit Lions
QB Sam Bradford, Oklahoma – Bradford could be the Matt Ryan of 2009 if the Lions snag him with the first pick. They desperately need a good quarterback to help the rebuilding process.
2St. Louis Rams
OT Andre Smith, Alabama – The Rams have some solid players to build around if they could protect the quarterback and open holes for Steven Jackson.
3Kansas City Chiefs
WR Michael Crabtree, T-Tech – Pair this guy with Dwayne Bowe and the Chiefs have a threatening passing game….if they had a quarterback. Maybe that’ll come in the second round, but Crabtree is going to be a star.
4Seattle Seahawks
OT Michael Oher, Ole Miss – The Seahawks need pass protection and Oher is the second best in the draft.
5Cleveland Browns
DE Michael Johnson, G-Tech – No. 93 made play after play for the Yellow Jackets and he’ll be needed in Cleveland to help that woeful defense.
6Cincinnati Bengals
OT Eugene Monroe, UVA– The Bengals were worst in the league on third downs because the offensive line was pathetic. Monroe is the best left and the Bengals need him and more.
7Oakland Raiders
S Taylor Mays, USC – The 6’3″ safety is a powerful hitter who can be a game changer, someone the Raiders need on defense.
8Jacksonville Jaguars
CB Malcom Jenkins, Ohio St. – Jenkins was a top prospect last year before he decided to return. The Jags were awful defending the pass and Jenkins should start immediately.
9Green Bay Packers
DE Brian Orakpo, Texas – He’s a beast the Packers did after a disappointing 2008 season for the defense. Although he is coming off knee surgery, Orakpo should not be overlooked.
10San Francisco 49ers
DE Greg Hardy, Ole Miss – Mike Singletary will focus on his defense and Hardy, although he’ll need to put on some more weight, is quick and ferocious.
11Buffalo Bills
DE Everette Brown, FSU – Bills desperately need a sack artist.
12Denver Broncos
LB Rey Maualuga, USC – The Broncos need to focus on defense for the entire draft. Seek out linebackers and try them all out against one another. Let the best man win.
13Washington Redskins
LB Aaron Curry, Wake Forest – The Redskins may want to consider bringing in a quarterback to challenge Jason Campbell, but Aaron Curry is a sure bet at linebacker for the Redskins.
14New Orleans Saints
CB Vontae Davis, Illinois – The Saints still cannot defend the pass. The Saints need to keep trying at this position until they find a winner because they got killed this year with the big pass plays.
15Houston Texans
LB James Laurinaitis, Ohio St. – The Houston Texas have offensive firepower, but the defense needs improvement.
*The order of the following teams could change based on the playoffs.
16San Diego Chargers
WR Percy Harvin, Florida – Chris Chamber fizzled after catching five touchdowns in four games. He just was not effective. So bring in this kid and give Phillip Rivers a deep threat.
17New York Jets
QB Matt Stafford, Georgia – If Brett Favre leaves no one feels real good about the backups for the Jets.
18Chicago Bears
WR Jeremy Maclin, Missouri – The Bears may seek a wide receiver in free agency or a trade, but if not, Maclin would pair with with Devon Hester.
19Tampa Bay Buccaneers
RB Chris Wells, Ohio St. – Cadillac’s career looks to be over and the Bucs would loving nothing more than to not lose a step in the backfield. Wells can help this team make the playoffs.
20Detroit Lions
(9-7, Pick via Cowboys)
OT Jason Smith, Baylor – Goster Cherilus and Jason Smith should provide good protection for the Lions new franchise quarterback.
21Arizona Cardinals
RB Knowshon Moreno, Georgia – The Cardinals aren’t likely to rely on just Tim Hightower. Moreno can run over people and move around them.
22Philadelphia Eagles
FS William Moore, Missouri – The Eagles will need help at safety.
23Minnesota Vikings
TE Brandon Pettigrew, Oklahoma State –The Vikings need a great hands tight end.
24New England Patriots
OLB Clint Sintim, Virginia – He can play outside and at the end. Sintim may be the best defensive player taken in the first round when it is all said and done.
25Atlanta Falcons
DT BJ Raji, Boston College – Raji will replacing the aging Grady Jackson.
26Miami Dolphins
CB Alphonso Smith, Wake Forest – His height is a problem but he is probably still one of the top corners available.
27Baltimore Ravens
CB DJ Moore, Vanderbilt – The Ravens will look to continue to improve their defense.
28Indianapolis Colts
NT Terrence Cody, Alabama – A huge 365 elephant should be able to stop the runs up the middle, right?
29Philadelphia Eagles
(12-4; Pick via Panthers)
TE Jermaine Gresham, Oklahoma – The Eagles need to upgrade their tight end and Gresham could be a steal here.
30Pittsburgh Steelers
C Alex Mack, Cal – The top center in the nation can immediately upgrade a Steeler O-line that needs it.
31New York Giants
OLB Brian Cushing, USC – A New Jersey native, Cushing is a good run stopper. He’s the best left on the board.
32Tennessee Titans
OT Ciron Black, LSU – There’s got to be some depth for the Titans offensive line.