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Tuesday, April 24, 2007

NFL Mock Draft (Picks 1-10)

1) Raiders, Jamarcus Russell, QB, LSU -- With their entire draft board still available, the Raiders somehow manage to get the guy they wanted at this position. Russell has a big arm and strong upside. Think Byron Leftwich with more mobility and less tears . (less tears…lol)

2) Detroit, Calvin Johnson, WR, Georgia Tech -- Common logic says the Lions need defense and will trade down from this pick. However the product on the field says the Lions' No. 2 receiver is Mike Furrey. Forget the past, take Johnson, he's very very good. (Mike Furrey…lol)

3) Cleveland, Joe Thomas, OT, Wisconsin – This is where Cleveland usually blows it with some high profile offensive juggernaut (a-la Winslow Jr and Braylon Edwards), ey? This is where they need to draft a high profile QB such as Brady Quinn, right? Wrong. It's a boring 3 rd overall, but the Browns need to go back to the Dawg Pound status and reel in a bookend that can solidify the trenches.

4) Tampa Bay , Brady Quinn, QB, Notre Dame – Ok, let's face it, Chris Simms is a multi-talented QB who had his fair share of downs. Wanna know why? Sure. It's because he sucks. Getting Jeff Garcia as a backup was a great off-season acquisition. Now Jeff can play at TB until he is 40 and then Brady can take over. Gradkowski got some valuable experience by luck, now it's time to hold the clipboard at the 3 rd slot unless he can be traded. Shocking pick, but TB is tired of low profile QB's. This is no longer the house that Dungy built.

5) Arizona Cardinals, Adrian Peterson, RB, Oklahoma -- If there was ever time for a trade this is it, not only does Arizona hold a lot of chips at this crucial position, they also are a much-improved team that should not have a laundry list of needs (like they do every other draft). However, if the Cardinals stick at five (and let me be clear, they shouldn't), taking Peterson fills one of the Cardinals' biggest needs -- finding someone to replace Edgerrin James' worn down ass. Even though Peterson has already got a little tread on that body he'll be coming into an offense that he won't have to give the lion's share of carries so it should be a good situation.

6) Washington Redskins, Laron Landry, S, LSU -- The Redskins will strongly consider Louisville defensive tackle prodigy Amobi Okoye here but he recent revelation that he took weed forces them to go with a safer and equally effective pick in Landry. With this pick the Redskins could possibly have the best safety tandem in the league by 2009 as long as Sean Taylor doesn't go bankrupt due to ll the fines he receives in a normal season for cheap shots.

7) Minnesota, Dwayne Jarrett, WR, USC -- Minnesota could trade up with TB here to get their QB, but, they are going to stick with a position of which has, quite frankly, tanked in production in 2006. Jarrett can be a fine complement to the other enigma, Williamson. Tarvaris Jackson is going to have to provide some efficient gunnery in order to prove this picks worth.

8) Atlanta, Levi Brown, OT, PSU -- Michael Vick is staying in Atlanta. With so many talented offensive ball handlers on the board, the truth is: One must protect one's investment.

9) Miami Dolphins, Alan Branch, DT, Michigan -- The slide of Louisville's prodigy Okoye continues as Branch becomes the first DT taken off the board. Obviously the Dolphins, who were burned by the drug problems of Ricky Williams aren't willing to take a similar chance with a high draft choice and go the safe route.

10) Houston Texans, Amobi Okoye, DT, Louisville -- Second year in a row the Texans spend a first-round pick on the defensive line but this guy is great value after a small, unexpected drop due to his admission of smoking marijuana. Okoye, a prodigy at the age of 19, should pair with "Speed Racer" Mario Williams to make an imposing front four.


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