Monday, April 18, 2005Mock Draft (Round 2 Completed)
33 San Francisco -- Brandon Browner, CB, Oregon St.
Cesar: San Francisco needs a lot. It's time to start on the defense now and maybe for the rest of the draft. This corner gets the nod over McFadden b/c of the huge heighth difference.
34 Cleveland -- DeMarcus Ware, OLB/DE, Troy
Corey: When you need as much as Cleveland, you're just looking for the hardest workers Romeo Crennel would like. Ware coming from small Troy and working his way into a top-round pick is the type of player he likes.
35 Philadelphia (from Miami) -- Roddy White, WR, UCLA
Cesar: Pinkston and Mitchell are as dangerous a combo of WR's as any CFL team out there. Yeah...that's CFL. Get it?
Corey: C'mon bro, Pinkston did man-up in the Super Bowl, unlike Fraud-Ex there...I think the Eagles will trade Mitchell for a box of cleats.
Cesar: Yeah, Pinkston did man-up in the SB...I'll take that back. Trade Mitchell for a box of cleats...lol
36 Tampa Bay -- Mark Clayton, WR, Oklahoma
Corey: Tampa Bay had success with Michael Clayton, how about Mark Clayton? Sounds like a winner and a much upgraded offense to this point.
37 Tennessee -- Chris Henry, WR, West Virginia
Cesar: Ok, Behind Drew Bennett and Tyrone Calico there is basically no depth at all for the Titans. Any team drafting this Big East product will be making a gamble on greatness with both a high risk as well as a high reward factor.
38 Oakland -- Anttaj Hawthorne, DT, Wisconsin
Corey: The Raiders have old (Warren Sapp) and really old (Ted Washington) at the tackle spots. Hawthorne is younger and relatively in shape so he can spell the two veterans when they get tired (which is pretty often). Hawthorne also recently got popped for failing the NFL's substance awareness tests -- if that ain't a Raider, I don't know what is.
39 Chicago -- David Baas, OG, Michigan
Cesar: Well, so much for staying away from Michigan collegians. The Bears got their star wideout to compliment Muhammad, so Rex Grossman has some big toys to chunk the ball to. He also has 2 capable RB's (T Jones and A. Thomas). This choice will make the Thomas' rush attack MUCH more capable. A 2nd round pick that is 1st rd material.
40 New Orleans (from Washington) -- Brodney Pool, S, Oklahoma
Corey: The Saints will not pass up a solid safety prospect if he's there. I give you Pool, a big leaper and a solid hitter. Great value here.
41 Detroit -- Luis Castillo, DT, Northwestern
Cesar: Detroit would like to draft a RT in the second, but they also would like to provide depth in the DT area. They'll probably see some OT value in the 3rd, b/c this Big Ten product is too good to pass up.
42 Dallas -- Matt Roth, DE, Iowa
Corey: Dallas is having a super draft. This is a prototypical Parcells kid. He's got a non-stop motor, he's a natural defensive end unlike Shaun Cody, who's a combined specimen. Now they've got naturals position linemen in Roth and Jason Ferguson along with the versatile lineman in Cody on a revamped defensive front.
43 N.Y. Giants -- Chris Spencer, C, Ole Miss
Cesar: The Giants have exhausted their allotted time and have turned in their pick. Looking at the boards they see a lot of remaining 'B' value in CB's, DT/DE's, RB's, and WR. They feel that these 'B' values will still be available in the later rounds. Big Blue continues to build an O-line fortress by adding this standout.
44 Arizona -- J.J. Arrington, RB, California
Corey: Arizona can fill holes at TE, QB, CB or RB here, so it comes down to taking the best player on the board. In this case they choose the running back from Cal. Started every game last season, 100 yards each time out, perfect West Coast offense running back.
45 Carolina -- Adam Terry, OT, Syracuse
Cesar: Mike Wahle was a big addition at the Guard spot. Adding this extra position to a thinning unit will be nothing but positive
46 Kansas City -- Mike Patterson, DT, Southern Cal
Corey: And the Giants' trash turns out to be Kansas City's treasure. As we've said before, any additional defense can do nothing but help this organization.
47 Houston -- Rian Wallace, OLB, Temple
Cesar: Oh the humanity! Houston's man was taken (Adam Terry) as they needed a top flight LT. They'll go with another need, LB. This man is one of the best ever to come out of lowly Temple.
48 Cincinnati -- Heath Miller, TE, Virginia
Corey: Cincinnati's tight ends had little or no production and with two strong receivers and a solid running game, a top-flight tight end was the last remaining weapon needed for Carson Palmer. Luckily the best tight end in the draft was still available.
Cesar: The 'Natti kidnaps the best TE in the draft at slot #48. Astonishing.
49 Minnesota -- Josh Bullocks, S, Nebraska
Cesar: Defense, Defense, Defense is needed now for Minnesota. This selection is very smart, a ballhawk, and a playmaker.
50 St. Louis -- Marcus Johnson, OT/OG, Ole Miss
Corey: Still need an offensive tackle to replace the soon-to-be-departed Kyle Turley and I think this one will still be on the board.
51 Green Bay (from New Orleans) -- Elton Brown, OG, Virginia
Cesar: The loss of Mike Wahle to Carolina is a big blow. The Packers must make amends here. They took Webster in the 1st and will continue to work on defense, but this selection had the physical tools to be special and is one of, if not the, top guard in the Draft.
52 Jacksonville -- Reggie Brown, WR, Georgia
Corey: Jacksonville needs help at wideout. Jimmy Smith isn't getting any younger and Reggie Williams may or may not be the answer. Still Byron Leftwich needs weapons.
53 Baltimore -- Fred Gibson, WR, Georgia
Cesar: Baltimore, too, needs another wideout. Signing Derrick Mason was a start - can't just stop there though. The 2 Bulldogs go back-to-back.
54 Seattle -- Bryant McFadden, CB, Florida State
Corey: The Seahawks continue to build on defense and get their cornerback prospect here in McFadden, he's tall and had a strong year for FSU.
55 Buffalo -- Chris Colmer, OT, N.C. State
Cesar: They traded the moon for JP Losman, the time to get value protection for him since Jonas Jennings is gone.
56 Denver -- Charlie Frye, QB, Arkon
*note* Cesar took picks 55 & 56 while I took the 57th (Jets) and 58th picks.
Cesar: They need a top backup for Plummer. Campbell had a great senior season, but his junior season takes some bite out.
57 N.Y. Jets -- Michael Roos, OT, Eastern Washington
Corey: Jets decide that this untapped small school prospect has the potential to replace Kareem McKenzie. Maybe he would've been around in the third round but that's 31 picks away.
58 Green Bay -- Jason Campbell, QB, Auburn
Corey: Green Bay needs a replacement for Brett Favre because retirement is imminent for #4 and Campbell is a guy who's just now coming into his own. He's got a lot of potential and will be a nice sponge.
59 Atlanta -- C.J. Mosley, DT, Missouri
Cesar: Atlanta has done well shoring up their LB corp taking Burnett in the 1st and signing FA Edgerton Hartwell. Depth at the DT position is next in line. Recognized as the best defender on one of the best defenses in the land in 2004.
60 Indianapolis -- Jonathan Babineaux, DT, Iowa
Corey: Colts continue to draft defense...This guy is a little undersized, but he's very active and will pair up nicely on one side with Dwight Freeney.
61 San Diego -- Chris Canty, DE, Virginia
Corey: Chargers get a guy that could've been a first rounder if not for an injury that caused his durability to put put in question. Still they get first-round pass-rushing value late in the second round.
62 Pittsburgh -- Alex Smith, TE, Stanford
Cesar: The Steelers will go for the next best TE in the draft since they passed up on Heath Miller in the first round.
63 Philadelphia -- Ciatrick Fason, RB, Florida
Cesar: Brian Westbrook is a gem, and like Tiki Barber, he needs a reliable backup to play 2nd fiddle once in a while.
64 New England -- Evan Mathis, OG, Alabama
Corey: Joe Andruzzi's gone. New England seems a guard that can replace his production and toughness on the field. They'll take a flyer on this SEC prospect.