Saturday, February 28, 2009

2009 NFL Draft position rankings

1. Matt Stafford, Georgia
2. Mark Sanchez, USC
3. Josh Freeman, Kansas State
4. Nate Davis, Ball State
5. Cullen Harper, Clemson
6. Rhett Bomar, Sam Houston State
7. Pat White, West Virginia
8. Chris Crane, Boston College
9. Stephen McGee, Texas A&M
10. Hunter Cantwell, Louisville
11. Graham Harrell, Texas Tech
12. Nathan Brown, Central Arkansas
13. Brian Hoyer, Michigan State
14. Mike Teel, Rutgers
15. Todd Boeckman, Ohio State
16. Brian Johnson, Utah
17. John Parker Wilson, Alabama
18. Curtis Painter, Purdue
19. Tom Brandstater, Fresno State
20. Rudy Carpenter, Arizona State
21. Chase Daniel, Missouri
22. Mike Reilly, Central Washington
23. Chase Patton, Missouri
24. Drew Willy, Buffalo
25. Nate Longshore, California

Running Back
1. Knowshon Moreno, Georgia
2. LeSean McCoy, Pittsburgh
3. Donald Brown, Connecticut
4. Shonn Greene, Iowa
5. Chris Wells, Ohio State
6. Andre Brown, North Carolina State
7. Javon Ringer, Michigan State
8. Jeremiah Johnson, Oregon
9. Rashad Jennings, Liberty
10. Glen Coffee, Alabama
11. Cedric Peerman, Virginia
12. Arian Foster, Tennessee
13. James Davis, Clemson
14. Javarris Williams, Tennessee State
15. Gartrell Johnson, Colorado State
16. Tyrell Sutton, Northwestern
17. Aaron Brown, TCU
18. Marlon Lucky, Nebraska
19. Kory Sheets, Purdue
20. Devin Moore, Wyoming
21. Ian Johnson, Boise State
22. P.J. Hill, Wisconsin
23. Chris Ogbonnaya, Texas
24. Brad Lester, Auburn
25. Brandon Ore, West Liberty State

1. Quinn Johnson, LSU
2. Tony Fiammetta, Syracuse
3. Brannan Southerland, Georgia
4. Eric Kettani, Navy
5. Brock Bolen, Louisville

Wide Receiver
1. Michael Crabtree, Texas Tech
2. Jeremy Maclin, Missouri
3. Hakim Nicks, North Carolina
4. Brian Robiskie, Ohio State
5. Darrius Heyward-Bey, Maryland
6. Kenny Britt, Rutgers
7. Percy Harvin, Florida
8. Kenny McKinley, South Carolina
9. Brandon Tate, North Carolina
10. Deon Butler, Penn State
11. Mike Thomas, Arizona
12. Patrick Turner, USC
13. Juaquin Iglesias, Oklahoma
14. Derrick Williams, Penn State
15. Brooks Foster, North Carolina
16. Quan Cosby, Texas
17. Demetrius Byrd, LSU
18. Jarrett Dillard, Rice
19. Sammie Stroughter, Oregon State
20. Tiquan Underwood, Rutgers
21. Taurus Johnson, South Florida
22. Ramses Barden, Cal Poly
23. Brandon Gibson, Washington State
24. Aaron Kelly, Clemson
25. Mohamed Massaquoi, Georgia
26. Louis Murphy, Florida
27. Darius Passmore, Marshall
28. Mike Wallace, Mississippi
29. Austin Collie, BYU
30. Greg Carr, Florida State
31. Jordan Norwood, Penn State
32. Manuel Johnson, Oklahoma
33. Kevin Ogletree, Virginia
34. Jeremy Childs, Boise State
35. Marko Mitchell, Nevada
36. Brian Hartline, Ohio State
37. Brennan Marion, Tulsa
38. Jamayel Smith, Mississippi State
39. Derek Kinder, Pittsburgh
40. Jaison Williams, Oregon

Tight End
1. Brandon Pettigrew, Oklahoma State
2. Jared Cook, South Carolina
3. Shawn Nelson, Southern Mississippi
4. Cornelius Ingram, Florida
5. Travis Beckum, Wisconsin
6. Chase Coffman, Missouri
7. Ryan Purvis, Boston College
8. James Casey, Rice
9. Anthony Hill, North Carolina State
10. John Phillips, Virginia
11. Bear Pascoe, Fresno State
12. Cameron Morrah, California
13. Jared Bronson, Central Washington
14. David Johnson, Arkansas State
15. Travis McCall, Alabama

Offensive Tackle
1. Jason Smith, Baylor
2. Michael Oher, Mississippi
3. Eugene Monroe, Virginia
4. Eben Britton, Arizona
5. Andre Smith, Alabama
6. William Beatty, Connecticut
7. Jamon Meredith, South Carolina
8. Troy Kropog, Tulane
9. Sebastian Vollmer, Houston
10. Jason Watkins, Florida
11. Phil Loadholt, Oklahoma
12. Augustus Parrish, Kent State
13. Xavier Fulton, Illinois
14. Ramon Foster, Tennessee
15. Gerald Cadogan, Penn State
16. T.J. Lang, Eastern Michigan
17. Fenuki Tupou, Oregon
18. Garrett Reynolds, North Carolina
19. Cornelius Lewis, Tennessee State
20. Alex Boone, Ohio State

Offensive Guard
1. Kraig Urbik, Wisconsin
2. Herman Johnson, LSU
3. Tyronne Green, Auburn
4. Andy Levitre, Oregon State
5. Duke Robinson, Oklahoma
6. Trevor Canfield, Cincinnati
7. Anthony Parker, Tennessee
8. Ryan Stanchek, West Virginia
9. Rey Feinga, BYU
10. Seth Olsen, Iowa
11. Greg Islander, West Virginia
12. Jamie Thomas, Maryland
13. Travis Bright, BYU
14. Louis Vasquez, Texas Tech
15. Ryan Durand, Syracuse
16. Cedric Dockery, Texas
17. Andy Kemp, Wisconsin
18. Maurice Miller, Mississippi
19. Jeremy Perry, Oregon State
20. Roger Allen, Missouri Western State

1. Max Unger, Orgeon
2. Eric Wood, Louisville
3. Alex Mack, California
4. Jonathan Luigs, Arkansas
5. Antoine Caldwell, Alabama
6. A. Q. Shipley, Penn State
7. Ryan Shuman, Virginia Tech
8. C. J. Davis, Pittsburgh
9. Cecil Newton, Tennessee State
10. Jon Cooper, Oklahoma

Defensive End
1. Brian Orakpo, Texas
2. Everette Brown, Florida State
3. Robert Ayers, Tennessee
4. Larry English, Northern Illinois
5. Connor Barwin, Cincinnati
6. Aaron Maybin, Penn State
7. Tyson Jackson, LSU
8. Kyle Moore, USC
9. Cody Brown, Connecticut
10. Paul Kruger, Utah
11. Michael Johnson, Georgia Tech
12. Will Davis, Illinois
13. Lawrence Sidbury, Richmond
14. Brandon Williams, Texas Tech
15. Michael Bennett, Texas A&M
16. Jarius Wynn, Georgia
17. Tim Jamison, Michigan
18. David Veikune, Hawaii
19. Maurice Evans, Penn State
20. Matt Shaughnessy, Wisconsin

Defensive Tackle
1. B.J. Raji, Boston College
2. Evander Hood, Missouri
3. Ron Brace, Boston College
4. Peria Jerry, Mississippi
5. Ricky Jean-Francois, LSU
6. Jarron Gilbert, San Jose State
7. Corey Irvin, Georgia
8. Sen'Derrick Marks, Auburn
9. Fili Moala, USC
10. Vance Walker, Georgia Tech
12. Alex Magee, Purdue
12. Chris Baker, Hampton
13. Mitch King, Iowa
14. Myron Pryor, Kentucky
15. Roy Miller, Texas
16. Dorell Scott, Clemson
17. Darryl Richard, Georgia Tech
18. Clinton McDonald, Memphis
19. Terrance Taylor, Michigan
20. Jeff Owens, Georgia

Outside Linebacker
1. Aaron Curry, Wake Forest
2. Brian Cushing, USC
3. Clay Matthews, USC
4. Clint Sintim, Virginia
5. Tyrone McKenzie, South Florida
6. Marcus Freeman, Ohio State
7. Zach Follett, California
8. Nic Harris, Oklahoma
9. Ashlee Palmer, Mississippi
10. Kaluka Maiav, USC
11. Anthony Felder, California
12. Mortty Ivy, West Virginia
13. Jason Williams, Western Illinois
14. Jonathan Casillas, Wisconsin
15. Brian Toal, Boston College
16. Robert Francois, Boston College
17. Gerald McRath, Southern Miss
18. Moise Fokou, Maryland
19. DeAndre Levy, Wisconsin
20. Nick Reed, Oregon

Inside Linebacker
1. Rey Maualuga, USC
2. Johnny Williams, Kentucky
3. James Laurinaitis, Ohio State
4. Darry Beckwith, LSU
5. Scott McKillop, Pittsburgh
6. Worrell Williams, California
7. Dannell Ellerbe, Georgia
8. Jasper Brinkley, South Carolina
9. Jason Phillips, TCU
10. Jamar Chaney, Mississippi State

1. Vontae Davis, Illinois
2. Asher Allen, Georgia
3. Alphonso Smith, Wake Forest
4. Darius Butler, Connecticut
5. Sean Smith, Utah
6. Malcolm Jenkins, Ohio State
7. D.J. Moore, Vanderbilt
8. Keenan Lewis, Oregon State
9. Bradley Fletcher, Iowa
10. Coye Francies, San Jose State
11. Captain Munnerlyn, South Carolina
12. Jairus Byrd, Oregon
13. Victor Harris, Virginia Tech
14. Ellis Lankaster, West Virginia
15. Mike Mickens, Cincinnati
16. Don Carey, Norfolk State
17. Jahi Word-Daniels, Georgia Tech
18. Domonique Johnson, Jackson State
19. Kevin Barnes, Maryland
20. Lardarius Webb, Nicholls State
21. Jerraud Powers, Auburn
22. Cary Harris, USC
23. Ryan Palmer, Texas
24. DeAngelo Smith, Cincinnati
25. Brandon Underwood, Cincinnati
26. Brandon Hughes, Oregon State
27. Wopamo Osaisai, Stanford
28. Morgan Trent, Michigan
29. Ryan Mouton, Hawaii
30. Donald Washington, Ohio State

1. Patrick Chung, Oregon
2. Louis Delmas, Western Michigan
3. Chip Vaughn, Wake Forest
4. Rashad Johnson, Alabama
5. Sherrod Martin, Troy
6. Derek Pegues, Mississippi State
7. Darcel McBath, Texas Tech
8. Keith Fitzhugh, Mississippi State
9. Emanuel Cook, South Carolina
10. Michael Hamlin, Clemson
11. Curtis Taylor, LSU
12. William Moore, Missouri
13. Courtney Greene, Rutgers
14. Glover Quin, New Mexico
15. Otis Wiley, Michigan State
16. David Bruton, Notre Dame
17. Lendy Holmes, Oklahoma
18. Kevin Ellison, USC
19. Trimane Goddard, North Carolina
20. De’Von Hall, Utah State

Thursday, February 19, 2009

2009 NFL Mock Draft

1. Detroit Lions
Matt Stafford, QB, Georgia
The Lions have three of the first thirty-three picks in a draft deep in offensive tackle prospects but shallow as ever in prospective franchise QBs, so I think it makes sense to grab the QB first and the OT later.

2. St. Louis Rams
Andre Smith, OT, Alabama
I still have some reservations about Andre Smith's pass blocking, but for now he seems to be the closest thing to the consensus number one OT. Whether it's Andre Smith, Jason Smith, or Eugene Monroe, the Rams need to finally find their replacement for Orlando Pace.

3. Kansas City Chiefs
Brian Orakpo, DE, Texas
If the Lions pass on Stafford, then I think the Chiefs have to take him, but otherwise they need to address their defensive front seven. I had Michael Crabtree going here in my first mock, but as good as Crabtree is, with Scott Pioli now in charge in KC, I think he's too smart to select a WR when the Chiefs are so awful at pressuring the QB.

4. Seattle Seahawks
Michael Crabtree, WR, Texas Tech
I like Crabtree a lot, and it's true the Seahawks haven't had a bona fide number one receiver in some time, but if I were in Seattle's front office, I'd be pushing to select one of the great left tackle prospects in this draft who could be Walter Jones's eventual replacement.

5. Cleveland Browns
Vontae Davis, CB, Illinois
Davis has been making standout plays since he was a freshman and I can't believe he's not the highest-rated corner on most draftniks' boards. He's a perfect fit for Mangini's defensive scheme.

6. Cincinnati Bengals
Eugene Monroe, OT, Virginia
A position of strength on the Cincinnati roster just two years ago, the Bengals have few options at either tackle spot right now.

7. Oakland Raiders
Jeremy Maclin, WR, Missouri
Given a need at both positions I would always take a top offensive tackle prospect over a wide receiver, but Al Davis doesn't think that way. Speed rules in Mr. Davis's mind.

8. Jacksonville Jaguars
Jason Smith, OT, Baylor
If the last three seasons have proved anything it's that a rookie left tackle can step in and play at a very high level (see Marcus McNeil, Joe Thomas, Ryan Clady and Jake Long). The Jags will be hoping Smith or one of other top OT can step in and be an immediate upgrade over Khalif Barnes, a serviceable tackle likely to leave via free agency.

9. Green Bay Packers
Everette Brown, DE/OLB, Florida State
NT B.J. Raji and OT Michael Oher both would also make sense here, but the Packers absolutely have to get another pass rusher to play OLB if they're truly going to transition to a base 3-4.

10. San Francisco 49ers
B.J. Raji, NT, Boston College
It might not be as much of a need as right tackle, free safety, wide receiver, or a pass rusher, but if the 49ers truly want to play Fysical football, then they need to go with the value on the board and upgrade their defensive line.

11. Buffalo Bills
Aaron Curry, LB, Wake Forest
For my money the best pure linebacker in the draft, Curry brings great value here, although the Bills could also stand to add a pass rusher like Aaron Maybin or Larry English or tight end Brandon Pettigrew.

12. Denver Broncos
Rey Maualuga, MLB, USC
B.J. Raji would be the best pick for the Broncos since he would be the biggest help in their transition to a 3-4 defense. With him off the board, Denver will have to add a different piece of the 3-4 puzzle. I think Aaron Curry would be a great fit and that Maualuga is a bit overrated, but sometimes you have to dance with who's available.

13. Washington Redskins
Aaron Maybin, DE, Penn State
Maybin could learn some of the tricks of the trade from one of the best, Jason Taylor, while he gets the necessary time he'll need to acclimate to the pro game.

14. New Orleans Saints
Malcolm Jenkins, CB, Ohio State
The Saints have been trying to fill holes in their secondary for years now, so they could be very happy to find Jenkins, who many view as a top-ten talent, available here. I think he's a bit overrated myself and might be better suited as a free safety at the next level.

15. Houston Texans
Michael Johnson, DE, Georgia Tech
I don't think Johnson warrants a first round selection, but I can see how the Texans might view him as a potential perfect bookend to Mario Williams, especially down the road after Johnson has a year of NFL conditioning.

16. San Diego Chargers
Tyson Jackson, DE, LSU
Losing right defensive end Igor Olshansky to free agency shouldn't hurt too much, since he lost his starting job last season, but the Chargers still need to bolster their front three, and Jackson has the size and skill set to play 3-4 DE, though he's another overrated prospect in my opinion.

17. New York Jets
Mark Sanchez, QB, USC
When he came out, I had high expectations for Kellen Clemens, but he didn't look so hot when he had his chance to play in 2007. It doesn't seem likely that either he or Brett Ratliff are the future starters.

18. Chicago Bears
Robert Ayers, DE, Tennessee
The Bears defensive ends are getting up there in age and Ayers is arguably the best base DE prospect in this year's draft.

19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Michael Oher, OT, Mississippi
The Bucs get a gift as Oher falls all the way to the nineteenth pick.

20. Detroit Lions (from Dallas Cowboys)
Eben Britton, OT, Arizona
Having taken a franchise QB with the first pick, the Lions can turn their focus to shoring up the offensive line.

21. Philadelphia Eagles
Brandon Pettigrew, TE, Oklahoma State

22. Minnesota Vikings
Peria Jerry, DT, Mississippi
The Vikings have the best DT tandem in the league, but they need to think about the future given Pat Williams age, and with all of the top offensive linemen off the board, it makes sense to go where the value is.

23. New England Patriots
Larry English, DE/OLB, Northern Illinois
If the draft turns out this way, I'll be cursing the first twenty-two teams who picked for letting English get to the Pats. Given the way Bellichick collects tight ends, don't be surprised if Brandon Pettigrew (should he still be on the board) goes here even though the Pats have Ben Watson and Dave Thomas.

24. Atlanta Falcons
Percy Harvin, WR, Florida
I guess this would be another huge steal, but I'm not sold on Harvin's potential as a pro. He could be a fine complement to Roddy White, and given a creative offensive scheme that gets him the ball he could be a dangerous weapon, I just hink he's a bit overrated.

25. Miami Dolphins
Ron Brace, NT, Boston College
This might be a bit high for Brace, but there just aren't that many quality nose tackle prospects.

26. Baltimore Ravens
Brian Cushing, LB, USC
Cushing should prove to be an adequate replacement for Bart Scott, though I don't have quite as much confidence in his pro potential as most others do.

27. Indianapolis Colts
Darrius Heyward-Bey, WR, Maryland
Oh boy.

28. Philadelphia Eagles (from Carolina Panthers)
William Beatty, OT, Connecticut
The Eagles need to add some good young players at both offensive tackle positions.

29. New York Giants
Hakim Nicks, WR, North Carolina
Adding Nicks should go a long way toward forgetting Plaxico Burress.

30. Tennessee Titans
Fili Moala, DT, USC
If Albert Haynesworth bolts via free agency, the Titans will need to bolster the depth along the interior of their defensive line.

31. Arizona Cardinals
Knowshon Moreno, RB, Georgia
Moreno is as worthy of a top-ten pick as RB who has come out in recent year. I'd put him behind only Adrian Peterson. But he's still a RB after all. But but: this would be one of the steals of this and any draft if the Cards landed him this far down.

32. Pittsburgh Steelers
Max Unger, C, Orgeon
Pittsburgh's offensive line played better as the year went on, but an upgrade in the interior of the line is still much needed if they don't want to see Big Ben keep getting knocked silly.