Your Ultimate Mock Draft

April 8th, 2009
Testing positiive for marijuana use shouldnt significantly affect the drafting of defenisve tackle B.J. Raji, NFL Draft guru Justin Pawlowski reports. Pawlowski explains why Raji is a fit for the Bengals at No. 6.

Testing positiive for marijuana shouldn't significantly affect DT B.J. Raji in the draft, NFL Draft guru Justin Pawlowski reports. Pawlowski explains why Raji is a fit for the Bengals at No. 6.

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Mock Draft III – By Justin Pawlowski
Updated 4-2-09 
1.   Detroit Lions – Jason Smith
OT – Baylor – 6’5” – 309 lbs

Comments:  This debate should go right down to the end.  It seems as though the Lions will choose between Matthew Stafford and Jason Smith.  I’ve been going with Stafford in my previous mock drafts, but I wanted to see how this would play out if Smith went first.  If this happens, could Stafford face a free fall?  New head coach, Jim Schwartz, came to the Lions from Tennessee where he saw how a team can win with great defense and a great run game.  Hell, the Titans drafted Vince Young 3rd overall, and they’ve had more success with Kerry Collins managing the offense.  If Jim Schwartz sticks with that mentality, he’ll look to upgrade the line first, and address quarterback later.  Jason Smith has everything it takes to be a franchise left tackle.
2.   St. Louis Rams – Eugene Monroe 
OT – Virginia – 6’5” – 309 lbs

Comments:  Monroe is a more physical offensive tackle than Jason Smith and should fit the philosophy of the Rams new coach, Steve Spagnuolo.  With the release of both Torry Holt and Orlando Pace, it’s pretty apparent what the bigger needs are for the Rams.  They could also go with Michael Crabtree here, but I believe offensive tackle is a much more valuable position, and the Rams should still be able to get a receiver at the top of the 2nd round.  Also, maybe worth noting, Steve Spagnuolo is a former linebacker coach and might have his eye on Aaron Curry even though it doesn’t fit a need.
3.   Kansas City Chiefs – Aaron Curry  
OLB – Wake Forrest – 6’2” – 254 lbs

Comments:  The Chiefs also had a change at head coach, but also at GM.  Scott Pioli comes over from New England with the Patriots’ mentality.  That mentality has always been to load up on linebackers.  Aaron Curry is the best player in this draft and could be dominant in the Chiefs’ new hybrid 3-4 defense as a middle linebacker.  Could Todd Haley go with Michael Crabtree here, and pair him with Dwayne Bowe?  Absolutely, but remember, Pioli is calling the shots, and that has never been the Patriot way.  
4.   Seattle Seahawks – Mark Sanchez 
QB – USC – 6’3” – 227 lbs

Comments:  Maybe the first major curveball in this draft.  Since the Seahawks addressed their two biggest needs in free agency at both defensive line and receiver, they are free to draft whomever they’d like.  I’m sure they’d love an offensive tackle as a possible replacement to Walter Jones, but with Smith and Monroe going one and two, the Seahawks go with Sanchez as the successor to Hasselbeck.  Sanchez would be a much better fit for the Seahawks’ west coast offense, and I feel Sanchez sees the field much better than Stafford.  Actually, in my breakdown of the quarterbacks, I compared Sanchez to Hasselbeck.  I’ve also been quite curious why Sanchez’s name has been so quiet throughout this whole process.  Teams have been talking up Stafford and Josh Freeman, but there hasn’t been much said about Sanchez.  Smokescreen? 
5.   Cleveland Browns – Brian Orapko
DE/OLB – Texas – 6’3” – 263 lbs

Comments:  The Browns hold an important pick in this draft because there is a number of ways they could go, and each option would shape the entire draft in a totally different way.  I see needs for the Browns at OLB, NT, CB, FS, WR, and TE.  I have them taking Orakpo because in a 3-4 defense, a pass rusher can really make the difference.  Eric Mangini wasn’t afraid to take an OLB last year in Vernon Gholston, and I don’t believe he’ll be afraid this year either.  Orakpo has everything you look for in a rush linebacker, and unlike Vernon Gholston, isn’t afraid of contact.  Other possibilities include Michael Crabtree, BJ Raji, and Malcolm Jenkins.
6.   Cincinnati Bengals – BJ Raji
DT – Boston College – 6’1” – 337 lbs

Comments:  The Bengals are always a wildcard,{+++} but if they really want to improve things in Cincinnati, they need to start along both lines.  The coaches for the Bengals coached the north squad in the senior bowl, and got to see, first hand, the outstanding week BJ Raji had.  They also got to see him in meetings, and it is my understanding that they liked him a lot.  Raji could finally change things for the Bengals, defensively.  He is equally dominant against the run and pass, and in a division as tough as the AFC North, it wouldn’t hurt to have a player like Raji on your team.  Also, to be true to the Bengals, Raji also has some slight character concerns, so he should fit in just fine.
7.   Oakland Raiders – Jeremy Maclin
WR – Missouri – 6′ – 198 lbs

Comments:  Only God knows what Al Davis will be thinking on draft day.  He’s a lunatic, and his draft picks usually show that.  Actually, the guy loves flash and speed.  I’m getting closer to putting Percy Harvin in this spot, but I don’t have the stones yet.  Actually, Maclin has similar abilities to Harvin and is probably a better pure receiver.  Why not Crabtree?  Well, as I said before, Al Davis loves speed, and Crabtree will not be able to run a 40 before the draft.  That might just scare Al just enough to go with another receiver here.  Head coach Tom Cable will probably be clamoring for an offensive tackle like Andre Smith, but it’s hard for me to see Al not go with one of these top 3 receivers.  
8.   Jacksonville Jaguars – Michael Crabtree
WR – Texas Tech – 6’1” – 215 lbs

Comments:  This would be a dream situation for the receiver-starved Jaguars.  Crabtree is an excellent talent who has the ability to take over games.  After the Jaguars missed on Reggie Williams and Matt Jones, they might be a little hesitant to take another receiver, but Crabtree is just too good to pass up.
9.   Green Bay Packers – Aaron Maybin
DE/OLB – Penn St. – 6’4” – 249 lbs

Comments:  With a transition to the 3-4 defense, it’s crucial for the Packers to get players who fit that system.  It all starts with a rush linebacker.  Aaron Kampman will play one side, but they’ll need someone off the other edge.  Maybin has been moving up boards after his pro day workout, and some scouts feel he’s the best fit for a rush linebacker in this draft.  I chose Maybin for the Packers over Everette Brown for two reasons.  The first is that Everette Brown’s stock is falling because teams feel he’s too small for a 4-3 defensive end and not mobile enough to play outside linebacker in a 3-4.  The other reason is because Maybin is used to the cold weather and Brown isn’t.  It might not sound like a big difference, but it might be just that close between the two players.
10. San Francisco 49ers – Percy Harvin
WR – Florida – 5’11” – 192 lbs

Comments:  Marvel Smith was an important signing for the 49ers last week because it made the need for tackle not as crucial as it once was.  While looking at the 49ers, it’s pretty apparent that maybe the biggest need for them is a player to open it up offensively.  Isaac Bruce is coming back, and they still have Josh Morgan, Jason Hill, and Arnaz Battle, but that’s it.  I wouldn’t say that’s a receiver corps that scares me.  Harvin could come in and immediately bring a spark to the 49ers, both offensively and on special teams.  The addition of Harvin would also open things up for Frank Gore on the ground as well.  I know, Stafford’s still available, but I just get a gut feeling that the 49ers don’t want to spend that kind of cash on another top 10 quarterback.  Also, after trying to have a psychologist question Stafford on his parents’ divorce when he was in high school, the 49ers aren’t very high on his list of possible destinations.
11. Buffalo Bills – Robert Ayers
DE – Tennessee – 6’3” – 272 lbs

Comments:  This one’s pretty simple.  The Bills need help rushing the passer.  Ayers is the best 4-3 defensive end in this draft.  Everette Brown is an option, but is he a 4-3 defensive end or a 3-4 outside linebacker?  The Bills don’t bother answering that question and go with a guy who’s a better fit for their defense.
12. Denver Broncos – Tyson Jackson
DE – LSU – 6’4” – 296 lbs

Comments:  The first thing Josh McDaniels did when he was hired by the Broncos, before the Cutler drama, was hire Mike Nolan as his defensive coordinator and blow up the defense.  The Broncos are also transitioning to the 3-4, but with Jarvis Moss and Elvis Dumervill moving to outside linebacker, the Broncos needs lie in the secondary and along the defensive line.  Tyson Jackson is the best fit for a 3-4 defensive end in this draft.  He’s big, strong, takes up space, and also has some speed.  Malcolm Jenkins is also a possibility.
13. Washington Redskins – Andre Smith
OT – Alabama – 6’4” – 332 lbs

Comments:  With the Redskins’ biggest needs falling along the offensive line, and one of the draft’s top offensive tackle prospects falling to them after poor workouts, it would be hard for Daniel Snyder to pass on making some noise with this pick.  Andre Smith has had terrible workouts this offseason, but when you watch film on him, you’re blown away.  This guy dominated games last season, and would be a tremendous upgrade for the Redskins.
14. New Orleans Saints – Chris “Beanie” Wells
RB – Ohio St. – 6’1” – 235 lbs

Comments:  Malcolm Jenkins or a linebacker are definitely possible, but it appears that the Saints want a back to be able to run between the tackles.  Wells can do just that, but he also has the ability to break off a long run.  I’m not so sure Jenkins would be a great fit here, since he might struggle with man coverage in the pros, and that’s the type of defense the Saints run.
15. Houston Texans – Malcolm Jenkins
CB/FS – Ohio St. – 6′ – 204 lbs

Comments:  The Texans could use either a corner or a safety.  Luckily, Jenkins could play either.  Just because Jenkins doesn’t have elite speed doesn’t mean he isn’t a talented football player.  He’s excellent in run support and has a knack for being around the ball.  After Brian Cushing’s good pro day, the Texans could also go with him or another outside linebacker.  I’m going to also throw receiver out there to play opposite of Andre Johnson.  Maybe Jeremy Maclin or Percy Harvin if either slides?
16. San Diego Chargers – Michael Oher
OT – Ole Miss. – 6’4” – 309 lbs
Comments:  I’m sure the Chargers would like to see Tyson Jackson slip to them here, but they also have a need at right tackle.  Oher would be an ideal fit for how the Chargers piece together their line.  Oher is a power lineman who is an excellent run blocker.  He’s very good in pass protection as well, and actually would be a very good fit at right tackle.
17. New York Jets – Matthew Stafford 
QB – Georgia – 6’3” – 225 lbs

Comments:  There isn’t much more Stafford could do this offseason.  He has been brilliant in everything he’s done; the combine, his pro day, and workouts with teams.  The sheer fact is that there aren’t that many teams that need a quarterback this year.  Also, until the Cutler situation plays out, we really won’t know who needs a quarterback and who doesn’t.  What we know right now is that the Jets starting quarterback is Kellen Clemens and that they’ve been very active in the Cutler talks.  If Cutler ends up with another team and this draft situation plays out, look for the Jets to be actively trying to trade up with Buffalo.  Stafford has an extremely strong arm like Cutler which enables him to battle the brutal winds in New York/New Jersey.
18. Chicago Bears – Hakeem Nicks
WR – North Carolina – 6’1” – 212 lbs
Comments:  Since his combine performance, I’ve had Heyward-Bey in this slot going to the Bears.  I looked deep at Heyward-Bey, Nicks, and Kenny Britt for this pick, and I believe the best fit for the Bears is Nicks because of the sure hands he’ll bring to the bears offense and that he’ll be a reliable target for Kyle Orton.  The Bears already have their flash in Devin Hester who’s still developing as a receiver, but they need a possession receiver to play opposite of him.  Maybe other than Crabtree, Nicks has the best set of hands in the draft.
19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Everette Brown
DE/OLB – Florida St. – 6’2” – 256 lbs
Comments:  With Brown’s stock slipping and the Bucs looking for additional help along the defensive line, this would seem like a match made in heaven.  The Bucs new defensive coordinator, Jim Bates, likes ends that can get up the field, and Brown is very good at that.  The Bucs obviously have many needs they could address; CB, DT, DE, OLB, WR, and QB. 
I know that defensive tackle has been brought up as one of the top needs and priorities for the Bucs going into the draft, but do we know that to be true, or is that just what people are saying?  I’ve made the case for why Peria Jerry might not be a good fit for the Bucs, but I might have found out why the Bucs might avoid defensive tackle all together in the 1st round.  After doing some extensive research on the drafting history of Jim Bates I noticed something that struck me right between the eyes.  Now, I do know that ultimately, the head coach and general manager are going to make the final call, but the defensive coordinator has a say in defensive players that get drafted, and this pattern is too loud to ignore.  Jim Bates has been a defensive coordinator with 5 different teams in the NFL; ’94 Falcons, ’00-’04 Dolphins, ’05 Packers, ’07-’08 Broncos, and currently with the Bucs.  Over those stints with each of those teams, a Jim Bates defense has never drafted a defensive tackle higher than the 4th round, and that was in 2007 when the Broncos selected Marcus Thomas.  Other than that, the highest a Jim Bates defense has drafted a defensive tackle is the 6th round!!!
I know we – we being the media and fans – believe that the Bucs need a defensive tackle, but for Bates, it seems as though defensive ends and corners are the most valuable positions on his defense.  I’m certain linebackers are important as well, but Bates seems to be able to plug in any defensive tackle and have success.  This is the main reason I’m going defensive end with my pick here, and why I will not be predicting another defensive tackle for the Bucs until that pattern changes. 
I did say that I believe that defensive ends and corners are the most important positions to a Jim Bates defense.  We also know that Raheem Morris’ heart still lies with his secondary.  Because of this, DO NOT be surprised to see the Bucs go with another young corner to play opposite Aqib Talib.  The two likely candidates would be Darius Butler and Vontae Davis because both thrive in man coverage.
20. Detroit Lions (via Cowboys) – Rey Maualuga
ILB – USC – 6’2” – 249 lbs 
Comments:  Josh Freeman is still available, but after Maualuga’s excellent pro day, the Lions get their guy to play between Ernie Sims and Julian Peterson.  Maualuga is an extremely gifted middle linebacker and leader that could impact the Lions defense immediately.  The key to rebuilding a losing franchise is to add leaders.  After drafting Jason Smith and Rey Maualuga in this mock draft, the Lions have added a leader to each side of the ball.
21. Philadelphia Eagles – Knowshon Moreno
RB – Georgia – 5’11” – 217 lbs

Comments:  It seems as though each year Eagles fans and fantasy football players just wait to see when Brian Westbrook gets injured.  When this happens, the Eagles have no one to turn to.  I know that Andy Reid has a reputation for going with either offensive or defensive line early in drafts, but Moreno is just too good and too big a need to pass up.  Moreno has been called the most complete back in this draft because of his ability to run between the tackles, outside, block, and catch the ball out of the backfield.  The addition of Moreno would extend Westbrook’s career as well.
 22. Minnesota Vikings – Alex Mack
OC – California – 6’4” – 311 lbs

Comments:  This seems like an easy one with the Vikings losing their longtime center, Matt Birk, to the Ravens in free agency.  Mack is a very good player and leader along the line.  He should be able to slide in and start right away for the Vikings.
23. New England Patriots – Connor Barwin
DE/OLB – Cincinnati – 6’4” – 256 lbs

Comments:  With Tyson Jackson gone, take your pick as to which 3-4 outside linebacker the Patriots will go with.  I’ve been in contact with the agent of Connor Barwin and he tells me that the Patriots are very interested in Barwin.  He’s actually in New England for a workout as I’m typing this.  Barwin has been flying up draft boards after his excellent workouts this offseason.  He has the ability to rush the passer, but also played some tight end at Cincinnati.  He reminds me of a younger more talented Mike Vrabel.
24. Atlanta Falcons – Sean Smith
CB – Utah – 6’3” – 214 lbs

Comments:  With the Falcons having a need at both corner and safety, I figured; why not give them a guy who can play both.  Smith’s size and speed combination might be the best in this draft.  We don’t see to many corners at 6’3’’, but Smith has the skills to do it, and if he does, it would give the Falcons a tremendous advantage at one corner spot.
25. Miami Dolphins – Clay Matthews 
OLB – USC – 6’3” – 240 lbs

Comments:  The Dolphins are another team looking for a rush linebacker to play opposite of Joey Porter.  Matthews reminds me of a Bill Parcells type player.  He’s a physical player who works hard and loves rushing the quarterback.
 26. Baltimore Ravens – Vontae Davis
CB – Illinois – 5’11” – 203 lbs

Comments:  With the losses of Chris McAllister and Samari Rolle, the Ravens, even with the addition of Dominique Foxworth, should be looking for another corner.  John Harbaugh is also a former defensive backs coach, so you know he has a special eye for corners and safeties.  Davis is a special player with a ton of natural talent.  The problem is his technique isn’t very good, and he’ll need good coaching to reach his potential.
27. Indianapolis Colts – Peria Jerry
DT – Ole Miss. – 6’2” – 299 lbs

Comments:  Peria Jerry = one-gap penetration.  Jerry fits the Colts defense perfectly, and vice versa.  This shouldn’t even be for debate.  Durability is a concern for Jerry.
28. Philadelphia Eagles (via Panthers) – William Beatty
OT – UCONN – 6’6” – 307 lbs

Comments:  Andy Reid still gets a lineman in the first round.  With the loss of Tra Thomas to the Jaguars and Jon Runyan still being a free agent, the Eagles are in the market for an offensive tackle.  Beatty is a very disciplined lineman who is equally good in the pass and run game.
29. New York Giants – Brian Cushing
OLB – USC – 6’3” – 243 lbs

Comments:  I have to imagine the Giants and their fans would be thrilled about this.  Cushing is one of the top linebackers in the draft and would fill a hole at strongside linebacker for the Giants.  Of course, Kenny Britt or Heyward-Bey would be possibilities, but Cushing fits the mold of a Tom Coughlin player and fills a need.
30. Tennessee Titans – Evander “Ziggy” Hood
DT – Missouri – 6’3” – 300 lbs

Comments:  Jeff Fisher has always wanted his team to be physical.  With the loss of Albert Haynesworth, the Titans have to find a way to fill that hole.  I’m sorry, but Jovan Haye is not that answer.  Hood is a hard worker and has a motor that never stops.  He’s a physical defensive lineman with the frame to get bigger.  He has the ability and will to be able to step right in and start from day one.
31. Arizona Cardinals – Eben Britton
OT – Arizona – 6’6” – 309 lbs

Comments:  I watched James Harrison repeatedly run right by Mike Gandy in the Super Bowl.  Sometimes he got by, and sometimes holding was called, but watching it was embarrassing.  Britton is equally good in both pass protection and run blocking, and the Cardinals have seen enough of him at Arizona to know what he can bring.
32. Pittsburgh Steelers – Jarron Gilbert
DE – San Jose St. – 6’5” – 288 lbs

Comments:  A lot of people see the Steelers going offensive line here, but it isn’t like the Steelers to reach on a player when they can draft one of the top defensive players still on the board.  The Steelers defensive line is getting a little old, and Gilbert can bring in a little athleticism and strength to the Steelers’ defensive line.
2nd Round:
33. Detroit Lions – Josh Freeman
QB – Kansas St. – 6’6” – 248 lbs
Comments:  The Lions finally get their quarterback, and now have an offensive tackle to protect him.

34. New England Patriots (via Chiefs) – Donald Brown
RB – UCONN – 5’10” – 210 lbs

Comments:  Kevin Faulk and Fred Taylor are near retirement, and Brown can be used as a workhorse if need be.  I’m not so sure any of the Patriots running backs can be used that way.
35. St. Louis Rams – Kenny Britt
WR – Rutgers – 6’3” – 218 lbs

Comments:  After passing on Crabtree, the Rams would still be looking for a receiver opposite of Donnie Avery.  Steve Spagnuolo got to see Britt first-hand last year, and knows what he can bring to a team.
36. Cleveland Browns – Darius Butler
CB – UCONN – 5’10” – 183 lbs

Comments: Mangini got his pass rusher in the first round, now he gets his cover corner.  Butler might be the best pure cover corner in the draft. 
37. Seattle Seahawks – LeSean McCoy
RB – Pitt. – 5’10” – 198 lbs

Comments:  Jim Mora Jr. has stated that the running game will be improved and a focal point of the Seahawks offense now.  I’ve always been a big fan of McCoy’s, and he’d be a nice fit in the Seahawks west coast offense.
38. Cincinnati Bengals – James Laurinaitis
ILB – Ohio St. – 6’2” – 244 lbs
Comments:  Laurinaitis paired with Keith Rivers gives the Bengals a nice tandem at linebacker.
39. Jacksonville Jaguars – Ron Brace
DT – Boston College – 6’3” – 330 lbs

Comments:  The Jaguars’ defense wasn’t the same without Marcus Stroud last season.  Brace would look mighty nice next to big John Henderson.
40. Oakland Raiders – Louis Delmas
FS – Western Michigan – 5’11” – 202 lbs

Comments: Another flashy player for Al Davis.  Delmas is considered the top pure safety in this draft, and would fit nicely next to Michael Huff.
 41. Green Bay Packers – Jamon Meredith
OT – South Carolina – 6’5’’ – 305 lbs

Comments:  With Mark Tauscher and Chad Clifton both getting up there in age, the Packers should be looking at possible replacements.  The Packers could also go corner here, but they should be able to grab a corner in the 3rd round.
42. Buffalo Bills – Brandon Pettigrew
TE – Oklahoma St. – 6’5” – 263 lbs

Comments:  After passing on a tight end in the first round, the Bills still get the premier tight end in this draft.  Pettigrew isn’t and won’t be the flashiest tight end out there, but he is an excellent blocker and will be a very good security blanket for Trent Edwards.
43. San Francisco 49ers – Larry English
DE – Northern Illinois – 6’2” – 255 lbs

Comments:  I can’t believe English fell this far, but that’s how it played out.  I think he could be outstanding, and with the 49ers looking for another pass rusher, it seems like a steal for the 49ers.
44. Miami Dolphins (via Washington) – Darrius Heyward-Bey
WR – Maryland – 6’2” – 210 lbs

Comments:  I’m starting to think that inconsistency might drop Heyward-Bey.  Parcells has shown that he’ll take some chances on receivers, and the Dolphins need a receiver opposite Ted Ginn.  Heyward-Bey is a boom or bust type prospect.
45. New York Giants (via New Orleans) – Shonn Greene
RB – Iowa – 5’10’’ – 229 lbs

Comments:  With the loss of Derrick Ward, the Giants should be in the market for a running back to take some of the load off of Brandon Jacobs.  No, I don’t think Ahmad Bradshaw is that guy.
46. Houston Texans – Michael Johnson
DE – Georgia Tech – 6’7” – 266 lbs

Comments:  Johnson might be the most intriguing prospect in this draft.  He has the ability and potential to go top 5, but the production of a 3rd rounder.  I know the Texans signed Antonio Smith to play opposite Mario Williams, but I think it’s worth taking a flyer on Johnson with this pick because if he pans out, the Texans would have two of the best defensive ends in football.
47. New England Patriots (via San Diego) – William Moore
SS – Missouri – 6’ – 221 lbs

Comments:  I’m thinking the Patriots get a safety in this draft, so why wait.  Moore is the top strong safety in the draft, but he can also play free safety.
 48. Denver Broncos – Alphonso Smith
CB – Wake Forrest – 5’9” – 193 lbs

Comments:  After helping their line in the 1st round, the Broncos address their secondary with an excellent corner in Smith.  He can play man coverage and is a playmaker in the secondary.
 49. Chicago Bears – Max Unger
OC – Oregon – 6’5” – 309 lbs

Comments:  The Bears interior offensive line needs help.  Olin Krutz is fine, but the guards need to be upgraded.  If the Bears want to be a smash mouth team, they have to get better guard play.  Unger is versatile enough to play any position on the line.
50. Cleveland Browns (via Buccaneers) – Eric Wood
OC – Louisville – 6’4” – 310 lbs

Comments:  The Browns are in the market for a center to lead their offensive line, and rumor has it that they are quite fond of Wood…That’s what she said!!!!
51. Dallas Cowboys – Patrick Chung
SS – Oregon – 5’11” – 212 lbs
:  After not having a pick in the 1st round, and releasing Roy Williams the safety, the Cowboys still end up with one of the better strong safety prospects in this draft.  Reminds me of Roy Williams with speed.
52. New York Jets – Brian Robiskie
 WR – Ohio St. – 6’3’’ – 209 lbs

Comments:  The Jets have stated that they’re looking for a receiver that can be a reliable go-to receiver.  Robiskie has excellent size and showed he can run at the combine.  He runs excellent routes, can get open, and catches the ball extremely well.  Jets fans will hate this pick. 
53. Philadelphia Eagles – Shawn Nelson
TE – Southern Miss. – 6’5” – 240 lbs
Comments:  With LJ Smith gone, well, I’m not so sure the Eagles will even notice since he never did anything anyway.  Needless-to-say, tight end is still an area of need, and Nelson might be the best receiving tight end in the draft. 
54. Minnesota Vikings – DJ Moore
CB – Vanderbilt – 5’9” – 192 lbs

Comments:  The Vikings still run a style of the “Tampa 2” which bodes well for Moore.  Moore doesn’t have much speed, but has all the intangibles you want, and should thrive in zone coverage.
55. Atlanta Falcons – Cornelius Ingram
TE – Florida – 6’4” – 245 lbs
Comments:  After missing out on LJ Smith, the Falcons get Matt Ryan a reliable target at the tight end position.  Ingram missed the entire 2008 season with a torn ACL, but might be a big time sleeper in this draft.
56. Miami Dolphins – Sammie Lee Hill
DT – Stillman – 6’4’’ – 330 lbs

Comments:  Parcells has a knack for finding defensive lineman, and with a need at nose tackle, you know he’s looking hard at those players.  Hill could be a special player coming from a small school. 
57. Baltimore Ravens – Clint Sintim
OLB – Virginia – 6’3” – 256 lbs

Comments:  After losing Bart Scott to the Jets, the Ravens go with a guy close to home.  Sintim is a bigger linebacker who can really get after the quarterback.
 58. New England Patriots – Fili Moala
DT – USC – 6’4” – 305 lbs

Comments:  Moala is an athletic 3-4 defensive end who reminds me a lot of Richard Seymour.  He’ll bring some youth to the Patriots’ defensive line.
59. Carolina Panthers – Coye Francies
CB – San Jose St. – 6’ – 185 lbs
Comments:  After just recently releasing Ken Lucas, the Panthers opened up a need at corner.  Francies might need a year to adjust, but he’s get a ton of potential at being a shut down corner.
60. New York Giants – James Casey
TE – Rice – 6’3’’ – 246 lbs

Comments:  Tight end might not be the biggest need for the Giants, but Casey can be a huge threat in the pass game, and with no receivers worth taking here, why not get a receiving threat at another position.
61. Indianapolis Colts – Derrick Williams
WR – Penn St. – 5’11” – 194 lbs

Comments:  The Colts need some speed at the receiver position, and that’s just what Williams brings.  Williams put questions about his speed to bed at his pro day when he ran a 4.37 40 yard dash.
62. Tennessee Titans – Sherrod Martin
CB/FS – Troy – 6’1’’ – 198 lbs

Comments:  It always seems that Jeff Fisher will take a small school prospect.  Martin has shown a ton of potential and could play either corner or safety for the Titans.
 63. Arizona Cardinals – Paul Kruger
DE – Utah – 6’4” – 263 lbs

Comments:  With Antonio Smith gone and Calais Campbell unproven, it’s too hard to pass on Kruger here.  Kruger’s a physical player who’s a hard worker and willing to do whatever’s needed of him.
64. Pittsburgh Steelers – Andy Levitre
OG – Oregon St. – 6’3” – 305 lbs

Comments:  Finally, the Steelers address their offensive line.  Levitre is nasty and a good fit with the Steelers.

Best of the rest:

Asher Allen – CB – Georgia – 5’9” – 194 lbs
Jared Cook – TE – South Carolina – 6’5’’ – 246 lbs
Phil Loadholt – OT – Oklahoma – 6’8’’ – 332 lbs
David Veikune – DE – Hawaii – 6’2” – 257 lbs
Lawrence Sidbury Jr. – DE – Richmond – 6’2’’ – 266 lbs
Sen’Derrick Marks – DT – Auburn – 6’2” – 306 lbs
Duke Robinson – OG – Oklahoma – 6’5” – 329 lbs

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