Tuesday, April 24, 2007NFL Mock Draft (Picks 11-20)
12) Buffalo, Marshawn Lynch, RB, California -- Nate Clements hit the open market and was out quickly to another side. So, this is where is replacement comes in right? Wrong. When Anthony Thomas is your starting RB (after the departure of McGahee), than it's time to think about the immediate future. Good value for Buffalo here.
13) St. Louis, Jamaal Anderson, DE, Arkansas -- Gotta love this pick here as the Rams finally get a strong pass rusher they were not able to fight when Grant Wistrom signed with Seattle a couple of years ago. Anderson can quickly come in and be a situational pass rusher while developing into a starter on the blind side.
14) Carolina Panthers, Patrick Willis, LB, Ole Miss -- Panthers need a linebacker and the best prospect in the board slips into their paws at the 14th slot. Good value pick that addresses a serious need on their aging defense.
15) Pittsburgh, Darrelle Revis, CB, Pittsburgh -- The red carpet is layed down from the Pitt campus to the Pittsburgh Steelers. A desperate concern has been filled for the new ball coach, Mike Tomlin.
16) Green Bay, Ted Ginn Jr, WR, Ohio State -- If Favre stays, Favre needs more weapons. Ginn Jr is raw, but has world class speed that can immediately help the Packers vertical game.
17) Jacksonville, Reggie Nelson, S, Florida -- Probably a few slots too high but the Jaguars know that Reggie Nelson will sell additional tickets and after seeing how Bob Sanders changed the face of the Indianapolis defense, they will gladly draft a taller version of Sanders. Nelson is the total package as a safety, a run stopper, strong in coverage and a monster hitter.
18) Cincinnati, Lawrence Timmons, OLB, Florida State -- The Bengals will take defense but their top choice (Revis) dropped off the board. This is a good alternative as Timmons provides some much needed speed and ability at the linebacking corps and he comes into the league with a clean rap sheet. Another possible pick would be the Nebraska DE, Adam Carriker.
19) Tennesse, Robert Meachem, WR, Tennessee -- Just like Pittsburgh got their man, Tennessee's gets theirs. A tough choice between Meachem and Bowe, but the Rocky Mountain Top Orange figures to be a better business choice.
20) New York Giants, Paul Posluszny, LB, PSU -- This draft spot can be a unique one for the Giants and new GM Jerry Reese. There can be no replacement for Barber in the 1 st round, as B Jacobs and R Droughns are better than most on the boards. Let's face it, the LB dept has not lit a match to the late 80's resources. This is basically what the Giants need: an instinctive LB who is like a younger and faster Carlos Emmons.
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