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Tag:Mock draft
Posted on: July 9, 2008 11:08 am
Edited on: July 9, 2008 5:01 pm
 

Mock, mock, mock

Here is the latest mock draft I did this past Thursday.

Again, thanks to all who participated and will be doing it again this week and every week until the season starts. See below for more information.

This draft was very good and there are some great teams. You can check out the comments, and feel free to post your own.

a1 - andrew
Player Round Drafted Overall Pick Status Pos
Palmer, Carson QB CIN 3 26 A QB
Peterson, Adrian RB MIN 1 2 A RB
Stewart, Jonathan RB CAR 4 47 A RB
Coles, Laveranues WR NYJ 6 71 A WR
Crayton, Patrick WR DAL 9 98 A WR
Fitzgerald, Larry WR ARI 2 23 A WR
Winslow, Kellen TE CLE 5 50 A TE
Rackers, Neil K ARI 13 146 A K
Jaguars, DST DST JAC 8 95 A DST
Russell, JaMarcus QB OAK 12 143 RS QB
Mendenhall, Rashard RB PIT 10 119 RS RB
Taylor, Chester RB MIN 7 74 RS RB
Williams, Ricky RB MIA 11 122 RS RB
Clayton, Mark WR BAL 14 167 RS WR

Comment: The receivers are a little weak outside of Fitzgerald, but he has some solid running back sleepers in Mendenhall and Williams and did well in backing up Peterson with Taylor.

Bearizona34 - Shane
Player Round Drafted Overall Pick Status Pos
Cutler, Jay QB DEN 5 53 A QB
McGahee, Willis RB BAL 2 20 A RB
Turner, Michael RB ATL 4 44 A RB
Johnson, Chad WR CIN 3 29 A WR
Moss, Randy WR NE 1 5 A WR
White, Roddy WR ATL 7 77 A WR
Clark, Dallas TE IND 6 68 A TE
Vinatieri, Adam K IND 9 101 A K
Seahawks, DST DST SEA 8 92 A DST
Young, Vince QB TEN 11 125 RS QB
Jones, Felix RB DAL 13 149 RS RB
Williams, DeAngelo RB CAR 10 116 RS RB
Wilford, Ernest WR MIA 14 164 RS WR
Olsen, Greg TE CHI 12 140 RS TE

Comment: This team has solid starters at running back, receiver and tight end. Quarterback is shaky with Cutler and Young, and running back depth could be a problem.

BlacknGold - rob
Player Round Drafted Overall Pick Status Pos
Garrard, David QB JAC 5 52 A QB
McFadden, Darren RB OAK 4 45 A RB
Westbrook, Brian RB PHI 1 4 A RB
Colston, Marques WR NO 2 21 A WR
Cotchery, Jerricho WR NYJ 6 69 A WR
Welker, Wes WR NE 3 28 A WR
Carlson, John TE SEA 12 141 A TE
Brown, Kris K HOU 13 148 A K
Giants, DST DST NYG 14 165 A DST
Schaub, Matt QB HOU 11 124 RS QB
Johnson, Chris RB TEN 8 93 RS RB
Taylor, Fred RB JAC 10 117 RS RB
Hardy, James WR BUF 9 100 RS WR
Stallworth, Donte' WR CLE 7 76 RS WR

Comment: Another team with solid starters at running back and receiver, but Carlson should not be a No. 1 TE even though he is a sleeper. Schaub will end up starting ahead of Garrard by the middle of the season.

Cowboys - Jim
Player Round Drafted Overall Pick Status Pos
Hasselbeck, Matt QB SEA 7 80 A QB
Bush, Reggie RB NO 4 41 A RB
Grant, Ryan RB GB 3 32 A RB
Burleson, Nate WR SEA 10 113 A WR
Johnson, Andre WR HOU 2 17 A WR
Owens, Terrell WR DAL 1 8 A WR
Shockey, Jeremy TE NYG 8 89 A TE
Crosby, Mason K GB 11 128 A K
Patriots, DST DST NE 9 104 A DST
Garcia, Jeff QB TB 12 137 RS QB
Brown, Ronnie RB MIA 5 56 RS RB
Parker, Willie RB PIT 6 65 RS RB
Brown, Reggie WR PHI 13 152 RS WR
Miller, Zach TE OAK 14 161 RS TE

Comment: This team doesn't have a stud running back, but the depth is great with Bush, Grant, Brown and Parker. He should not have to worry about finding two good rushers if Brown and Parker return at 100 percent health. 

Falco - James
Player Round Drafted Overall Pick Status Pos
Bulger, Marc QB STL 5 60 A QB
Jones, Thomas RB NYJ 6 61 A RB
Maroney, Laurence RB NE 3 36 A RB
Burress, Plaxico WR NYG 4 37 A WR
Edwards, Braylon WR CLE 1 12 A WR
Wayne, Reggie WR IND 2 13 A WR
Miller, Heath TE PIT 7 84 A TE
Bironas, Rob K TEN 10 109 A K
Titans, DST DST TEN 9 108 A DST
Leinart, Matt QB ARI 11 132 RS QB
Warner, Kurt QB ARI 12 133 RS QB
Young, Selvin RB DEN 8 85 RS RB
Gaffney, Jabar WR NE 14 157 RS WR
Ginn Jr., Ted WR MIA 13 156 RS WR

Comment: This is a great strategy to use if you think receivers can win you a Fantasy title with Edwards, Wayne and Burress in three of the first four picks. And with Maroney, Jones and Young, he has enough talent at RB to succeed. This is a team to watch in this league.

GAMETYME004 - Ben
Player Round Drafted Overall Pick Status Pos
Anderson, Derek QB CLE 2 24 A QB
Jacobs, Brandon RB NYG 4 48 A RB
Tomlinson, LaDainian RB SD 1 1 A RB
Engram, Bobby WR SEA 6 72 A WR
Smith, Steve WR CAR 3 25 A WR
Walker, Javon WR OAK 8 96 A WR
Witten, Jason TE DAL 5 49 A TE
Gostkowski, Stephen K NE 9 97 A K
Vikings, DST DST MIN 7 73 A DST
Campbell, Jason QB WAS 10 120 RS QB
Green, Ahman RB HOU 11 121 RS RB
Mason, Derrick WR BAL 12 144 RS WR
Scheffler, Tony TE DEN 13 145 RS TE
Ravens, DST DST BAL 14 168 RS DST

Comment: This team could be competitive with studs at QB (Anderson), RB (LT and Jacobs), WR (Smith), TE (Witten), K (Gostkowski) and DST (Vikings). I also like Campbell as a No. 2 QB, and although I wouldn't recommend drafting two tight ends, getting Scheffler isn't bad.

Jamey Eisenberg - Jamey
Player Round Drafted Overall Pick Status Pos
Manning, Peyton QB IND 1 7 A QB
Jones-Drew, Maurice RB JAC 3 31 A RB
Lynch, Marshawn RB BUF 2 18 A RB
Holmes, Santonio WR PIT 6 66 A WR
Jennings, Greg WR GB 5 55 A WR
Williams, Roy WR DET 4 42 A WR
Daniels, Owen TE HOU 10 114 A TE
Kaeding, Nate K SD 14 162 A K
Eagles, DST DST PHI 13 151 A DST
Forte, Matt RB CHI 7 79 RS RB
James, Edgerrin RB ARI 8 90 RS RB
White, LenDale RB TEN 9 103 RS RB
Jackson, Vincent WR SD 12 138 RS WR
Porter, Jerry WR JAC 11 127 RS WR

Comment: Went a different route for me by drafting Manning in the first round. Was surprised to still get great running backs in Lynch, MJD, James, White and Forte, especially the last three so late.  There's no stud receiver here but got three of the best second-tier receivers in Williams, Jennings and Holmes. And with Manning, I like the firepower of this lineup.


LT123 - Nick
Player Round Drafted Overall Pick Status Pos
Romo, Tony QB DAL 2 15 A QB
Gore, Frank RB SF 1 10 A RB
Johnson, Rudi RB CIN 3 34 A RB
Harrison, Marvin WR IND 5 58 A WR
Johnson, Calvin WR DET 6 63 A WR
Moss, Santana WR WAS 8 87 A WR
Gates, Antonio TE SD 4 39 A TE
Graham, Shayne K CIN 9 106 A K
Steelers, DST DST PIT 7 82 A DST
Manning, Eli QB NYG 10 111 RS QB
Fargas, Justin RB OAK 11 130 RS RB
Bruce, Isaac WR SF 12 135 RS WR
Pope, Leonard TE ARI 13 154 RS TE
Packers, DST DST GB 14 159 RS DST

Comment: I don't like this team very much. There are great players in Romo, Gore, Rudi Johnson, Calvin Johnson and Gates, but there also are plenty of risks with Harrison, Rudi Johnson and Gates coming back from injury. And two DSTs? Don't ever do that.

niners electric - Frank
Player Round Drafted Overall Pick Status Pos
Brady, Tom QB NE 1 3 A QB
Jones, Julius RB SEA 4 46 A RB
Portis, Clinton RB WAS 2 22 A RB
Berrian, Bernard WR MIN 7 75 A WR
Evans, Lee WR BUF 6 70 A WR
Houshmandzadeh, T.J. WR CIN 3 27 A WR
Cooley, Chris TE WAS 5 51 A TE
Scobee, Josh K JAC 14 166 A K
Cowboys, DST DST DAL 13 147 A DST
Kitna, Jon QB DET 11 123 RS QB
Smith, Kevin RB DET 8 94 RS RB
Wright, Jason RB CLE 10 118 RS RB
Gonzalez, Anthony WR IND 9 99 RS WR
Johnson, Bryant WR SF 12 142 RS WR

Comment: I like this team a lot by getting Brady and then following it up with Portis, Housh, Julius Jones, Cooley, Evans and Berrian. His best pick was getting Kevin Smith in Round 8. 

OJsLegionOfDomesticAbusers - Patton
Player Round Drafted Overall Pick Status Pos
Brees, Drew QB NO 2 19 A QB
Graham, Earnest RB TB 4 43 A RB
Jackson, Steven RB STL 1 6 A RB
Curtis, Kevin WR PHI 8 91 A WR
Galloway, Joey WR TB 6 67 A WR
Holt, Torry WR STL 3 30 A WR
Gonzalez, Tony TE KC 5 54 A TE
Folk, Nick K DAL 9 102 A K
Bears, DST DST CHI 7 78 A DST
Rivers, Philip QB SD 10 115 RS QB
McAllister, Deuce RB NO 11 126 RS RB
Booker, Marty WR CHI 12 139 RS WR
Crumpler, Alge TE TEN 13 150 RS TE
Browns, DST DST CLE 14 163 RS DST

Comment: The combination of Brees, Jackson, Graham, Holt and Gonzalez is solid, but other than that, this team has too many questions. And two TE's and two DST's? No, no, no.

STEEL22 - Eric
Player Round Drafted Overall Pick Status Pos
Roethlisberger, Ben QB PIT 3 33 A QB
Addai, Joseph RB IND 1 9 A RB
Barber, Marion RB DAL 2 16 A RB
Bowe, Dwayne WR KC 6 64 A WR
Chambers, Chris WR SD 8 88 A WR
Marshall, Brandon WR DEN 4 40 A WR
Heap, Todd TE BAL 5 57 A TE
Dawson, Phil K CLE 9 105 A K
Chargers, DST DST SD 7 81 A DST
Rodgers, Aaron QB GB 10 112 RS QB
Norwood, Jerious RB ATL 11 129 RS RB
Curry, Ronald WR OAK 12 136 RS WR
Smith, L.J. TE PHI 13 153 RS TE
Bills, DST DST BUF 14 160 RS DST

Comment: This team could be great if the receivers and tight end hold up. Addai and Barber in the first two rounds are ridiculous.

Top - Bo
Player Round Drafted Overall Pick Status Pos
McNabb, Donovan QB PHI 3 35 A QB
Johnson, Larry RB KC 1 11 A RB
Lewis, Jamal RB CLE 2 14 A RB
Boldin, Anquan WR ARI 4 38 A WR
Driver, Donald WR GB 8 86 A WR
Ward, Hines WR PIT 6 62 A WR
Davis, Vernon TE SF 5 59 A TE
Brown, Josh K STL 9 107 A K
Colts, DST DST IND 7 83 A DST
Delhomme, Jake QB CAR 10 110 RS QB
Peterson, Adrian RB CHI 11 131 RS RB
Rice, Sidney WR MIN 12 134 RS WR
Watson, Benjamin TE NE 13 155 RS TE
Buccaneers, DST DST TB 14 158 RS DST

Comment: This owner likes veterans with McNabb, Johnson, Lewis, Driver and Ward. There are too many injury risks with this team.

Let's draft!

Interested in getting in on the mock draft fun? Drop me a line at dmfantasyfootball@cbs.com if you want to draft with me. Put 'Draft with Jamey' in the subject line. I draft Thursday afternoons between now and September. Let me know what time you want to draft, and I will try to accomodate as many requests as possible.

Category: NFL
Posted on: June 26, 2008 3:25 pm
 

Mock Draft Thursday's

I did my second "Mock Draft Thursday" with random users today, and it was another fun draft.

There was one owner who followed a rule we definitely advise against, and that's drafting players from your own team. As you'll see below, AFC WEST ALL DAY - LaBradford took too many players from his Raiders, including RB Darren McFadden first overall. But he was happy with his team, so who knows.

I found most of the owners to be well informed, and here is an example of some of the dialogue in the chat room:

Jamey - LaBradford, what is your reason for McFadden so high? ... not trying to rip on you, just want to get your thoughts
LaBradford - HE'S PLAYING ON MY FAVORITE TEAM AND WE ARE GONNA BE A BEAST THIS YEAR.

Richie - jamey what do u think about Jake Delhomme?
Richie - is he a starter?
Jamey - if he comes back healthy from the elbow, he will be great ... not yet, but a No. 2 Fantasy QB for now
Tom - assuming brady, manning, romo, and brees are the top 4 QB's, who's 5th?
Jamey - Derek Anderson
anthony - oh what about big ben
Devin - Jamey how do you feel about Matt Schaub
Jamey - i think Big Ben is solid, but he won't get 30-plus TDs again
Jamey - Schaub has the chance to be a stud if he can stay healthy
Jamey - but draft Schaub as a No. 2
anthony - andre staying healthy you mean
Jamey - well that too

Robert - who is going to be the break out wr this year?
Jamey - the breakout WR? i think if i had to pick one guy, i'd look at Calvin Johnson
Robert - why him?...he has a suspect QB on the other end and williams in front of him
Tom - i would have thought holmes
Jamey - agreed, but the talent level is so high ... i also like Bryant Johnson in SF with Martz now
Jamey - Holmes is already a starting WR in most leagues

Here are the rosters and comments:

AFC WEST ALL DAY - LaBradford
Player Round Drafted Overall Pick Status Pos
Russell, JaMarcus QB OAK 7 73 A QB
Jones, Felix RB DAL 6 72 A RB
McFadden, Darren RB OAK 1 1 A RB
Johnson, Calvin WR DET 2 24 A WR
Stallworth, Donte' WR CLE 3 25 A WR
Gonzalez, Tony TE KC 5 49 A TE
Hester, Devin WR CHI 4 48 A RB-WR
Janikowski, Sebastian K OAK 14 168 A K
Raiders, DST DST OAK 13 145 A DST
Smith, Troy QB BAL 11 121 RS QB
Young, Vince QB TEN 10 120 RS QB
Crumpler, Alge TE TEN 12 144 RS TE
Driver, Donald WR GB 8 96 RS RB-WR
Dunn, Warrick RB TB 9 97 RS RB-WR

Comment: This team is terrible on paper, although you never know what could happen during a season. But outside of McFadden, Johnson, Stallworth, Driver, Young and Gonzalez, most of his team will go undrafted in the majority of leagues.

ajchicken - Andrew
Player Round Drafted Overall Pick Status Pos
Bulger, Marc QB STL 7 76 A QB
Grant, Ryan RB GB 2 21 A RB
Westbrook, Brian RB PHI 1 4 A RB
Smith, Steve WR CAR 3 28 A WR
Williams, Roy WR DET 4 45 A WR
Miller, Heath TE PIT 10 117 A TE
Harrison, Marvin WR IND 5 52 A RB-WR
Scobee, Josh K JAC 14 165 A K
Seahawks, DST DST SEA 13 148 A DST
Curry, Ronald WR OAK 12 141 RS RB-WR
Fargas, Justin RB OAK 11 124 RS RB-WR
Gonzalez, Anthony WR IND 8 93 RS RB-WR
Norwood, Jerious RB ATL 9 100 RS RB-WR
Taylor, Fred RB JAC 6 69 RS RB-WR

Comment: This is a solid team at running back and receiver. If Harrison returns to form and Fargas can outplay McFadden, then this team could compete for a Fantasy tite.

blitzkings - Robert
Player Round Drafted Overall Pick Status Pos
Roethlisberger, Ben QB PIT 5 50 A QB
Jones-Drew, Maurice RB JAC 2 23 A RB
Peterson, Adrian RB MIN 1 2 A RB
Colston, Marques WR NO 3 26 A WR
Porter, Jerry WR JAC 9 98 A WR
Clark, Dallas TE IND 6 71 A TE
Parker, Willie RB PIT 4 47 A RB-WR
Gostkowski, Stephen K NE 8 95 A K
Vikings, DST DST MIN 7 74 A DST
Jackson, Tarvaris QB MIN 12 143 RS QB
Bennett, Drew WR STL 13 146 RS WR
Bruce, Isaac WR SF 11 122 RS WR
Mason, Derrick WR BAL 10 119 RS WR
Ravens, DST DST BAL 14 167 RS DST

Comment: I love the running backs with Peterson, MJD and Parker as the Top 3. Probably should have taken one more instead of Mason, Bruce or Bennett, and Jackson is a terrible No. 2 QB. This is a very solid squad.

Free Nachos - Josh
Player Round Drafted Overall Pick Status Pos
Anderson, Derek QB CLE 3 33 A QB
McGahee, Willis RB BAL 1 9 A RB
Portis, Clinton RB WAS 2 16 A RB
Burress, Plaxico WR NYG 4 40 A WR
Jennings, Greg WR GB 5 57 A WR
Scheffler, Tony TE DEN 12 136 A TE
Smith, Kevin RB DET 6 64 A RB-WR
Kaeding, Nate K SD 14 160 A K
Chargers, DST DST SD 7 81 A DST
Campbell, Jason QB WAS 13 153 RS QB
Booker, Marty WR CHI 11 129 RS RB-WR
Burleson, Nate WR SEA 9 105 RS RB-WR
McAllister, Deuce RB NO 8 88 RS RB-WR
Williams, DeAngelo RB CAR 10 112 RS RB-WR

Comment: This is a great example of how to draft at the end of the first round and get quality players at every spot. There are no dynamic scorers on this team, but it is a definite Fantasy playoff team with good balance.

GoodFellas - Richie
Player Round Drafted Overall Pick Status Pos
Cutler, Jay QB DEN 8 90 A QB
Gore, Frank RB SF 1 7 A RB
Graham, Earnest RB TB 3 31 A RB
Marshall, Brandon WR DEN 4 42 A WR
Owens, Terrell WR DAL 2 18 A WR
Winslow, Kellen TE CLE 6 66 A TE
Brown, Ronnie RB MIA 5 55 A RB-WR
Bironas, Rob K TEN 13 151 A K
Patriots, DST DST NE 12 138 A DST
Delhomme, Jake QB CAR 10 114 RS QB
Foster, DeShaun RB SF 14 162 RS RB
Brown, Chris RB HOU 11 127 RS RB-WR
Green, Ahman RB HOU 9 103 RS RB-WR
Moss, Santana WR WAS 7 79 RS RB-WR

Comment: Delhomme will likely start ahead of Cutler by the end of the season, but QB might be the only flaw with this team. Ronnie Brown is a great No. 3 RB, and he also has the Houston RB tandem on his bench. Owens, Marshall and Moss are a great trio, but another RB is needed for depth.

hermen - anthony
Player Round Drafted Overall Pick Status Pos
Hasselbeck, Matt QB SEA 7 82 A QB
Barber, Marion RB DAL 1 10 A RB
James, Edgerrin RB ARI 5 58 A RB
Moss, Randy WR NE 2 15 A WR
Welker, Wes WR NE 4 39 A WR
Witten, Jason TE DAL 3 34 A TE
Jacobs, Brandon RB NYG 6 63 A RB-WR
Folk, Nick K DAL 11 130 A K
Packers, DST DST GB 12 135 A DST
Rodgers, Aaron QB GB 9 106 RS QB
Hardy, James WR BUF 13 154 RS WR
Lee, Donald TE GB 14 159 RS TE
Brown, Reggie WR PHI 10 111 RS RB-WR
Chambers, Chris WR SD 8 87 RS RB-WR

Comment: If Hasselbeck can deal with his mediocre receivers then this team is tremendous. I wouldn't recommend drafting two receivers from the same team with Moss and Welker, but when it's the Patriots, it's a good exception to the rule. Great job drafting here.

isles - bill
Player Round Drafted Overall Pick Status Pos
Manning, Peyton QB IND 1 12 A QB
Forte, Matt RB CHI 5 60 A RB
Maroney, Laurence RB NE 4 37 A RB
Boldin, Anquan WR ARI 3 36 A WR
Wayne, Reggie WR IND 2 13 A WR
Shockey, Jeremy TE NYG 11 132 A TE
Bowe, Dwayne WR KC 6 61 A RB-WR
Crosby, Mason K GB 14 157 A K
Jaguars, DST DST JAC 10 109 A DST
Manning, Eli QB NYG 9 108 RS QB
Berrian, Bernard WR MIN 8 85 RS RB-WR
Duckett, T.J. RB SEA 13 156 RS RB-WR
Mendenhall, Rashard RB PIT 7 84 RS RB-WR
Rice, Ray RB BAL 12 133 RS RB-WR

Comment: There are some questions at RB with no proven star, but if Maroney and Forte live up to expectations, this team will be solid. Bill might as well be "Archie" since he drafted both Mannings.

Jagermeisters - Devin
Player Round Drafted Overall Pick Status Pos
Brady, Tom QB NE 1 6 A QB
Lewis, Jamal RB CLE 3 30 A RB
Stewart, Jonathan RB CAR 4 43 A RB
Coles, Laveranues WR NYJ 6 67 A WR
Edwards, Braylon WR CLE 2 19 A WR
Cooley, Chris TE WAS 5 54 A TE
Engram, Bobby WR SEA 7 78 A RB-WR
Graham, Shayne K CIN 13 150 A K
Steelers, DST DST PIT 12 139 A DST
Garrard, David QB JAC 8 91 RS QB
Washington, Leon RB NYJ 14 163 RS RB
Crayton, Patrick WR DAL 9 102 RS RB-WR
Peterson, Adrian RB CHI 11 126 RS RB-WR
Taylor, Chester RB MIN 10 115 RS RB-WR

Comment: This owner did a great job getting solid running backs after using his first two picks on Brady and Edwards. It's a risky move, but he got a quality veteran in Lewis and a great rookie in Stewart. He also got lucky with good bench players in Taylor and Peterson.

Jamey Eisenberg - Jamey
Player Round Drafted Overall Pick Status Pos
McNabb, Donovan QB PHI 8 92 A QB
Bush, Reggie RB NO 4 44 A RB
Jackson, Steven RB STL 1 5 A RB
Fitzgerald, Larry WR ARI 2 20 A WR
Houshmandzadeh, T.J. WR CIN 3 29 A WR
Heap, Todd TE BAL 9 101 A TE
Turner, Michael RB ATL 5 53 A RB-WR
Brown, Josh K STL 13 149 A K
Eagles, DST DST PHI 14 164 A DST
Rivers, Philip QB SD 11 125 RS QB
Evans, Lee WR BUF 7 77 RS RB-WR
Gaffney, Jabar WR NE 12 140 RS RB-WR
Johnson, Bryant WR SF 10 116 RS RB-WR
White, LenDale RB TEN 6 68 RS RB-WR

Comment: I was pleased with this team because of the collection of running backs in Jackson, Bush, Turner and White. Getting depth like that is important, and finding four potential studs is hard to do. I would take this team in any league.

rv - Rob
Player Round Drafted Overall Pick Status Pos
Romo, Tony QB DAL 2 14 A QB
Jones, Julius RB SEA 4 38 A RB
Lynch, Marshawn RB BUF 1 11 A RB
Holt, Torry WR STL 3 35 A WR
Ward, Hines WR PIT 6 62 A WR
Gates, Antonio TE SD 5 59 A TE
Galloway, Joey WR TB 8 86 A RB-WR
Dawson, Phil K CLE 9 107 A K
Bears, DST DST CHI 7 83 A DST
Garcia, Jeff QB TB 11 131 RS QB
Bell, Tatum RB DET 12 134 RS RB
Rice, Sidney WR MIN 13 155 RS WR
Walker, Javon WR OAK 10 110 RS WR
Daniels, Owen TE HOU 14 158 RS TE

Comment: This was the only team that was on auto pilot, and you can see it's balanced. It's hard to find a flaw with the starters, but there's no depth at running back.

Team Destin - Chris
Player Round Drafted Overall Pick Status Pos
Brees, Drew QB NO 3 27 A QB
Jones, Thomas RB NYJ 4 46 A RB
Tomlinson, LaDainian RB SD 1 3 A RB
Johnson, Andre WR HOU 2 22 A WR
White, Roddy WR ATL 6 70 A WR
Davis, Vernon TE SF 7 75 A TE
Johnson, Rudi RB CIN 5 51 A RB-WR
Vinatieri, Adam K IND 12 142 A K
Jets, DST DST NYJ 13 147 A DST
Schaub, Matt QB HOU 8 94 RS QB
Clayton, Mark WR BAL 14 166 RS WR
Smith, L.J. TE PHI 11 123 RS TE
Jackson, Vincent WR SD 9 99 RS RB-WR
Johnson, Chris RB TEN 10 118 RS RB-WR

Comment: I like this team a lot with three great running backs, two great quarterbacks and a solid collection of wide receivers. This team should be a contender.

twisted torpedo - Tom
Player Round Drafted Overall Pick Status Pos
Palmer, Carson QB CIN 4 41 A QB
Addai, Joseph RB IND 1 8 A RB
Johnson, Larry RB KC 2 17 A RB
Holmes, Santonio WR PIT 5 56 A WR
Johnson, Chad WR CIN 3 32 A WR
Olsen, Greg TE CHI 13 152 A TE
Young, Selvin RB DEN 6 65 A RB-WR
Rackers, Neil K ARI 14 161 A K
Cowboys, DST DST DAL 11 128 A DST
Cotchery, Jerricho WR NYJ 8 89 RS RB-WR
Curtis, Kevin WR PHI 7 80 RS RB-WR
Torain, Ryan RB DEN 10 113 RS RB-WR
Ward, Derrick RB NYG 12 137 RS RB-WR
Williams, Ricky RB MIA 9 104 RS RB-WR

Comment: Another team with great running backs in Addai, Johnson and Young, and he backed up Young with Torain. The receivers are also good, but he will struggle on weeks when Palmer doesn't play well. That means Chad Johnson will hurt him also.

Let's draft!

Interested in getting in on the mock draft fun? Drop me a line at dmfantasyfootball@cbs.com if you want to draft with me. Put 'Draft with Jamey' in the subject line. I draft Thursday afternoons between now and September. Let me know what time you want to draft, and I will try to accomodate as many requests as possible.

Category: NFL
Tags: Mock draft
 
Posted on: June 19, 2008 12:29 pm
 

Mock Draft Thursday's

Every Thursday from now until the season starts I will be taking part in a mock draft with random users. Maybe you can get lucky -- or unlucky, depending on how you feel -- and get me in one of your drafts.

I did my first one today, and it was very interesting. I would encourage all of you to take part in as many mock drafts as possible heading into your league draft because it is a great way to determine how your draft might go and give you tips on what to expect.

Some of the topics discussed in our chat log:

Ken Is that the real, live Eisenberg?
Jamey Yes, it's me.
Ken We're in the presence of greatness!
Jamey Feel free to ask any questions.
Ken It's like going to a cooking class, and finding it's taught by Wolfgang Puck!
James Cool.

Ken Jamey, do you expect Marshawn Lynch's legal...um...opportunities to effect his performance? Should we take him anyway?
Jamey As of now, continue to draft Lynch as a low-end No. 1/high No. 2 ... He could miss time, but hard to say now.
James I don't believe he misses time.
Andrew NFL wheels of justice seem to be selective. . . 
chip I live up here in western N.Y. and watch the news every day... And from what I'm hearing , It's not gonna be that big of a deal...
James That is what I am thinking, Chip

Ken Loved Jonathan Stewart at Oregon Is he ready to roll?
Jamey I like Stewart a lot, he's going to get yards and TDs in Carolina
Ken Thanks

Robert What do you think of K. Smith in Detroit?
Jamey I like Smith a lot also since he's going to start ... the offense in Detroit is going to change a lot with Martz gone
James I still believe Calhoun is a dark horse in Detroit...guy really never got a chance with injuries.
James If he can stay healthy, Smith and him could be a solid 1-2 punch.
Jamey agreed, but i think calhoun only gets a chance if Smith is hurt
Ken Radio here in Detroit, still thinks Tatum is starting
James Not to be harsh...Bell sucks.
Jamey Never a good thing when you show up to minicamp out of shape, which is what Bell did
Ken Agree.. fumbles a lot
chip The only time Bell did anything was in Denver...

Matt jamey do you like being at front or back of draft order
Jamey Matt, I really don't have a preference, but being in the front gives you more options in Round 2-3 but less talent.
Matt cool thanks

chip Do u think Chicago goes out and gets a veteran like a K.Jones ? ? ? 
Jamey If you click on Forte's update today, you can find out about that. Lovie said no.
chip Awesome ! ! 1

Robert where do you think Alexander and Jones will land?
Jamey I think Alexander will wait to see if a starter gets hurt, but it wouldn't surprise me if he went to Denver
Jamey Jones to New England makes senses because they can keep him on the bench until they need him 

chip Not to overload u with ques. after ques. but as a Die Hard Chiefs fan How do think L.J. does this yr. with the additions they hav 
Jamey I think LJ has a bounce-back year ... he won't be a stud like he was before the injury, but 1,200 yds is likely 
James Word out of KC is that Edwards is going to use more of a RBBC with Smith and Charles 
Jamey Yes, the Chiefs will use Smith and Charles more, but LJ is still the guy there.
chip Smith and Charles will see the field... But give me a break... L.J. is a beast and will always be...
James I am not downplaying LJ's potential...but he was overused and Edwards cannot afford him being out long term 

chip Whats your take on Darren McFadden ? ? ? 
chip I don't know how to gauge him this yr.
Jamey McFadden will be good, if you take him as a rookie RB on a bad team. If you take him to be the next AP, you will be disappointed
Jamey Good No. 3 option or No. 2 depending on how you build your team
Robert so Fargas still the starter?
Jamey As of now, yes ... but McFadden will start before long

Brendon is there any way that Portis can stay healthy for 2 seasons 
Jamey Yes, Portis should be fine ... He should be great in this offense.
chip I really like Portis... And the funny thing is... Is that he's still young as hell... 
Jamey Yeah, 27 this year
James Zorn should use Portis more effectively than Gibbs did...IMO

chip Scheffler or Shockey ? ? ? 
Jamey Scheffler has more upside
chip Yeah , I agree.. 

Matt Jamey what do you think of James Hardy
chip Ask him in a year from now...
Jamey I like Hardy, but he still plays for a young QB in Edwards ... should be good for TDs
Robert I think it depends on the Lynch issue and how well Edwards does

Here are the rosters:

The setup was QB, 2 RB, 2 WR, TE, RB-WR flex, K, DST

Jamey
QB 7 (#82) McNabb, Donovan (QB PHI)
RB 1 (#10) Portis, Clinton (RB WAS)
RB 3 (#34) Stewart, Jonathan (RB CAR)
WR 2 (#15) Edwards, Braylon (WR CLE)
WR 6 (#63) Johnson, Calvin (WR DET)
TE 10 (#111) Daniels, Owen (TE HOU)
RB-WR 4 (#39) Bush, Reggie (RB NO)
K 14 (#159) Kaeding, Nate (K SD)
DST 13 (#154) Eagles, DST (DST PHI)
RS 9 (#106) Manning, Eli (QB NYG)
RS 5 (#58) James, Edgerrin (RB ARI)
RS 8 (#87) Galloway, Joey (WR TB)
RS 11 (#130) Johnson, Bryant (WR SF)
RS 12 (#135) Jackson, Vincent (WR SD)

Comment: I love the running backs and flex spot. Receivers are questionable outside of Edwards, but I was pleased.

Brendon
QB 5 (#60) Roethlisberger, Ben (QB PIT)
RB 3 (#36) Johnson, Rudi (RB CIN)
RB 4 (#37) White, LenDale (RB TEN)
WR 1 (#12) Moss, Randy (WR NE)
WR 2 (#13) Owens, Terrell (WR DAL)
TE 7 (#84) Davis, Vernon (TE SF)
RB-WR 6 (#61) Bowe, Dwayne (WR KC)
K 10 (#109) Dawson, Phil (K CLE)
DST 8 (#85) Chargers, DST (DST SD)
RS 9 (#108) Young, Vince (QB TEN)
RS 12 (#133) Bush, Michael (RB OAK)
RS 13 (#156) Williams, Cadillac (RB TB)
RS 11 (#132) Gaffney, Jabar (WR NE)
RS 14 (#157) Utecht, Ben (TE CIN)

Comment: Can't ask for better starting receivers than Moss and Owens, but his running backs have a lot of questions coming into the season.

Chip
QB 8 (#86) Cutler, Jay (QB DEN)
RB 1 (#11) Barber, Marion (RB DAL)
RB 2 (#14) Johnson, Larry (RB KC)
WR 3 (#35) Burress, Plaxico (WR NYG)
WR 6 (#62) Ward, Hines (WR PIT)
TE 10 (#110) Scheffler, Tony (TE DEN)
RB-WR 4 (#38) Jacobs, Brandon (RB NYG)
K 11 (#131) Vinatieri, Adam (K IND)
DST 13 (#155) Giants, DST (DST NYG)
RS 14 (#158) Bradshaw, Ahmad (RB NYG)
RS 5 (#59) Forte, Matt (RB CHI)
RS 7 (#83) Evans, Lee (WR BUF)
RS 9 (#107) McAllister, Deuce (RB NO)
RS 12 (#134) Peterson, Adrian (RB CHI)

Comment: Great collection of running backs, especially with Forte as his fourth. Receiver could be a problem, as well as QB, but this team is solid. Chips obviously likes the Giants.

Andrew
QB 6 (#65) Garrard, David (QB JAC)
RB 1 (#8) Lynch, Marshawn (RB BUF)
RB 2 (#17) Grant, Ryan (RB GB)
WR 4 (#41) Williams, Roy (WR DET)
WR 5 (#56) Holmes, Santonio (WR PIT)
TE 12 (#137) McMichael, Randy (TE STL)
RB-WR 3 (#32) Jones-Drew, Maurice (RB JAC)
K 14 (#161) Reed, Jeff (K PIT)
DST 10 (#113) Seahawks, DST (DST SEA)
RS 9 (#104) Schaub, Matt (QB HOU)
RS 7 (#80) Jones, Felix (RB DAL)
RS 8 (#89) Johnson, Chris (RB TEN)
RS 11 (#128) Brown, Reggie (WR PHI)
RS 13 (#152) Bruce, Isaac (WR SF)

Comment: This is a solid team, although depth at receiver could be an issue. Andrew went the route of QB by committee by not drafting a legit starter.

Ken
QB 2 (#18) Romo, Tony (QB DAL)
RB 1 (#7) Addai, Joseph (RB IND)
RB 4 (#42) Parker, Willie (RB PIT)
WR 3 (#31) Smith, Steve (WR CAR)
WR 6 (#66) Harrison, Marvin (WR IND)
TE 5 (#55) Cooley, Chris (TE WAS)
RB-WR 7 (#79) Driver, Donald (WR GB)
K 12 (#138) Folk, Nick (K DAL)
DST 10 (#114) Jaguars, DST (DST JAC)
RS 8 (#90) Rivers, Philip (QB SD)
RS 13 (#151) Sproles, Darren (RB SD)
RS 14 (#162) Rhodes, Dominic (RB IND)
RS 11 (#127) Olsen, Greg (TE CHI)
RS 9 (#103) Washington, Leon (RB NYJ)

Comment: Very solid team, although depth at RB could be an issue. If Parker loses touchdowns to Mendenhall as expected, Ken could struggle.

Tipsy
QB 1 (#9) Brady, Tom (QB NE)
RB 2 (#16) McGahee, Willis (RB BAL)
RB 3 (#33) McFadden, Darren (RB OAK)
WR 5 (#57) Marshall, Brandon (WR DEN)
WR 7 (#81) Coles, Laveranues (WR NYJ)
TE 6 (#64) Gonzalez, Tony (TE KC)
RB-WR 4 (#40) Brown, Ronnie (RB MIA)
K 9 (#105) Gostkowski, Stephen (K NE)
DST 8 (#88) Bears, DST (DST CHI)
RS 11 (#129) Garcia, Jeff (QB TB)
RS 12 (#136) Williams, DeAngelo (RB CAR)
RS 10 (#112) Engram, Bobby (WR SEA)
RS 13 (#153) Rice, Sidney (WR MIN)
RS 14 (#160) Crumpler, Alge (TE TEN)

Comment: I like this team a lot but there are a couple of "ifs" that need to have positive results, notably Marshall's arm and Brown's knee. If those hold up, this team is great.

James
QB 4 (#44) Palmer, Carson (QB CIN)
RB 1 (#5) Gore, Frank (RB SF)
RB 3 (#29) Jones, Julius (RB SEA)
WR 2 (#20) Fitzgerald, Larry (WR ARI)
WR 5 (#53) Jennings, Greg (WR GB)
TE 6 (#68) Clark, Dallas (TE IND)
RB-WR 7 (#77) Berrian, Bernard (WR MIN)
K 12 (#140) Brown, Josh (K STL)
DST 13 (#149) Packers, DST (DST GB)
RS 10 (#116) Delhomme, Jake (QB CAR)
RS 14 (#164) Carlson, John (TE SEA)
RS 8 (#92) Mendenhall, Rashard (RB PIT)
RS 9 (#101) Cotchery, Jerricho (WR NYJ)
RS 11 (#125) Brown, Chris (RB HOU)

Comment: Great receivers with Fitgerald, Jennings and Berrian, and solid starters at RB with Gore and Jones. Depth at RB could be an issue.

Lamar
QB 6 (#70) Bulger, Marc (QB STL)
RB 1 (#3) Jackson, Steven (RB STL)
RB 2 (#22) Graham, Earnest (RB TB)
WR 3 (#27) Colston, Marques (WR NO)
WR 7 (#75) White, Roddy (WR ATL)
TE 5 (#51) Gates, Antonio (TE SD)
RB-WR 4 (#46) Turner, Michael (RB ATL)
K 13 (#147) Rackers, Neil (K ARI)
DST 14 (#166) Buccaneers, DST (DST TB)
RS 10 (#118) Campbell, Jason (QB WAS)
RS 8 (#94) Torain, Ryan (RB DEN)
RS 9 (#99) Clayton, Mark (WR BAL)
RS 11 (#123) Porter, Jerry (WR JAC)
RS 12 (#142) Ward, Derrick (RB NYG)

Comment: Another team I like a lot, but if the Rams struggle again, Lamar is done. But he has studs at running back, tight end and at least one elite receiver in Colston.

John
QB 1 (#4) Manning, Peyton (QB IND)
RB 2 (#21) Lewis, Jamal (RB CLE)
RB 5 (#52) Jones, Thomas (RB NYJ)
WR 3 (#28) Holt, Torry (WR STL)
WR 4 (#45) Johnson, Chad (WR CIN)
TE 8 (#93) Heap, Todd (TE BAL)
RB-WR 6 (#69) Chambers, Chris (WR SD)
K 10 (#117) Graham, Shayne (K CIN)
DST 9 (#100) Colts, DST (DST IND)
RS 12 (#141) Kitna, Jon (QB DET)
RS 13 (#148) Williams, Ricky (RB MIA)
RS 11 (#124) Walker, Javon (WR OAK)
RS 14 (#165) Curry, Ronald (WR OAK)
RS 7 (#76) Crayton, Patrick (WR DAL)

Comment: This team is solid, but John has a lot of question marks in Lewis and Johnson. I don't think Lewis does well this year, and Johnson could struggle. John also took Manning ahead of Brady.

Robert
QB 3 (#25) Brees, Drew (QB NO)
RB 1 (#1) Tomlinson, LaDainian (RB SD)
RB 4 (#48) Young, Selvin (RB DEN)
WR 2 (#24) Johnson, Andre (WR HOU)
WR 5 (#49) Boldin, Anquan (WR ARI)
TE 7 (#73) Miller, Heath (TE PIT)
RB-WR 6 (#72) Moss, Santana (WR WAS)
K 13 (#145) Crosby, Mason (K GB)
DST 10 (#120) Redskins, DST (DST WAS)
RS 14 (#168) Edwards, Trent (QB BUF)
RS 12 (#144) Shockey, Jeremy (TE NYG)
RS 8 (#96) Fargas, Justin (RB OAK)
RS 9 (#97) Stallworth, Donte' (WR CLE)
RS 11 (#121) Norwood, Jerious (RB ATL)

Comment: Robert has a great team with LT, Brees, Johnson and Boldin. If Young pans out, this could be the team to beat, although he would have been better off taking another RB instead of a backup TE.

Matt
QB 3 (#26) Anderson, Derek (QB CLE)
RB 1 (#2) Peterson, Adrian (RB MIN)
RB 4 (#47) Smith, Kevin (RB DET)
WR 2 (#23) Houshmandzadeh, T.J. (WR CIN)
WR 6 (#71) Gonzalez, Anthony (WR IND)
TE 5 (#50) Witten, Jason (TE DAL)
RB-WR 7 (#74) Taylor, Fred (RB JAC)
K 12 (#143) Bironas, Rob (K TEN)
DST 9 (#98) Steelers, DST (DST PIT)
RS 14 (#167) Dunn, Warrick (RB TB)
RS 8 (#95) Green, Ahman (RB HOU)
RS 10 (#119) Burleson, Nate (WR SEA)
RS 11 (#122) Hardy, James (WR BUF)
RS 13 (#146) Cowboys, DST (DST DAL)

Comment: I like this team a lot also, and Burleson probably ends up starting ahead of Gonzalez. He has a solid mix of running backs and receivers with veterans and youth. But never draft two defenses.

Ken
QB 7 (#78) Hasselbeck, Matt (QB SEA)
RB 1 (#6) Westbrook, Brian (RB PHI)
RB 3 (#30) Maroney, Laurence (RB NE)
WR 2 (#19) Wayne, Reggie (WR IND)
WR 4 (#43) Welker, Wes (WR NE)
TE 5 (#54) Winslow, Kellen (TE CLE)
RB-WR 9 (#102) Taylor, Chester (RB MIN)
K 13 (#150) Scobee, Josh (K JAC)
DST 6 (#67) Vikings, DST (DST MIN)
RS 8 (#91) Rodgers, Aaron (QB GB)
RS 14 (#163) Branch, Deion (WR SEA)
RS 10 (#115) Curtis, Kevin (WR PHI)
RS 11 (#126) Bell, Tatum (RB DET)
RS 12 (#139) Patriots, DST (DST NE)

Comment: This team has great balance with solid running backs and quarterbacks and an elite tight end. If Hasselbeck performs to last year's level, this could be the team to beat.

Category: NFL
Posted on: May 9, 2008 10:00 am
 

Another mock draft

Like I said, we're doing plenty of mock drafts at this time of year. You can check out the one on the site, which is the third one I've done in the past week: www.sportsline.com/nfl/fantasy/stor
y/10804743

I did another mock draft last night with members of different Fantasy sites. I had the 12th pick, and the only major difference in this draft were touchdown passes are 4 points instead of 6. The starting lineup is QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, TE, K, DST.

Here are the picks I made in order.

1. Clinton Portis, RB, Washington

2. Tom Brady, QB, New England

3. Chad Johnson, WR, Cincinnati

4. Anquan Boldin, WR, Arizona

5. LenDale White, RB, Tennessee

6. Kevin Smith, RB, Detroit

7. Ahman Green, RB, Houston

8. Bobby Engram, WR, Seattle

9. Bryant Johnson, WR, San Francisco

10. Tatum Bell, RB, Detroit

11. Owen Daniels, TE, Houston

12. James Hardy, WR, Buffalo

13. Jaguars DST

14. Josh Brown, K, St. Louis

I was surprised Portis fell to No. 12 because I think he will have a big year. Getting Brady in the second round was an easy choice even with the scoring difference for passing touchdowns because he's still a lock to get at least 30-35 touchdowns.

I wasn't thrilled with Chad Johnson and Boldin, but they were the two best receivers on the board. The same goes for White at RB, which is why I went with Smith also and backed him up with Bell later. Bobby Engram, despite his age, remains Matt Hasselbeck's favorite target and is a solid No. 3 WR.

After that, I was drafting for value, which is why I went with Green, Bryant Johnson and Hardy as reserves. Green should have a bounce back year and is a good No. 4 RB, Johnson could thrive playing for Mike Martz and Hardy has the potential to be the No. 1 rookie WR.

Daniels will be a quality Fantasy TE this year, and the Jags defense and Brown could be the best players at their respective positions.

 

Category: NFL
Posted on: May 7, 2008 5:46 pm
 

Mock Draft

We just held one of the many mock drafts we'll be doing over the next few months, and I couldn't have asked for a better team.

Here are the picks I made in order. My favorite picks were in Round 4 and 5, but it's unlikely those two running backs will slip that far in most drafts.

1. LaDainian Tomlinson, RB, San Diego
 
2. Andre Johnson, WR, Houston
 
3. Marques Colston, WR, New Orleans
 
4. Earnest Graham, RB, Tampa Bay
 
5. Reggie Bush, RB, New Orleans
 
6. Marc Bulger, QB, St. Louis
 
7. Kevin Smith, RB, Detroit
 
8. Bobby Engram, WR, Seattle
 
9. Vernon Davis, TE, San Francisco
 
10. Bryant Johnson, WR, San Francisco
 
11. Aaron Rodgers, QB, Green Bay
 
12. Chris Brown, RB, Houston
 
13. Jabar Gaffney, WR, New England
 
14. Mark Clayton, WR, Baltimore
 
15. Seahawks DST
 
16. Neil Rackers, K, Arizona

This was a 12-team league with the starting lineup of  QB, 2 RB, 2 WR, TE, K, DST. That means I'm starting Bulger, Tomlinson and Graham, Johnson and Colston, Davis, Rackers and the Seahawks. With Bush, Smith, Engram, Johnson and Rodgers as my key reserves, this team will be very competitive.

Category: NFL
Posted on: April 22, 2008 5:36 pm
 

NFL Mock Draft

I took part in a mock draft on NOLA.com this afternoon, which is the New Orleans Times-Picayune. The participants are David Gladow, NOLA.com; Jude Young, WGSO; Dave Richard, CBSSports.com; Jamey Eisenberg, CBSSports.com; Ross Devonport, CBSSports.com and David Schexnaydre Jr., NOLA.com. We were each assigned certain teams, and trading was allowed.

Here are the results ...

1. Miami Dolphins -- Michigan T Jake Long
Jamey Eisenberg:
The Dolphins finished 1-15 last year, so they need help in plenty of places. But adding Long, who is considered the best offensive lineman in the draft, makes the most sense. If Miami is lucky, Long will anchor the offensive line at left tackle for 10 years. It not, they just drafted a very expensive right tackle, which could set back the franchise. But Long is the right pick for the Dolphins at this time.

2. St. Louis Rams - LSU DT Glenn Dorsey
Dave Gladow:
If the Saints want to get Dorsey, they may have to move here, as he just makes too much sense as an elite interior defender for too many teams to pass on him. The Dolphins went in another direction, meaning it will be down to Chris Long and Dorsey for the Rams should they choose to stay put. Most pre-draft speculation has the Rams tied to Long ... meaning it will probably be Dorsey. Misdirection is the name of the game in the draft, folks, and Dorsey is too much of a difference-maker to pass on.

3. Atlanta Falcons - Virginia DE Chris Long
Ross Devonport:
While many Falcons fans will be clamoring for their team to take Matt Ryan so they can try and forget about some Vick dude, they should instead be ecstatic that Long fell this far. While Chris certainly isn't as good of a football name as Jake is, Howie's son has the genes and the talent to be an elite DE in the league for a long time.

4. Oakland Raiders - Arkansas RB Darren McFadden
Jude Young:
You never really know what Al Davis will do ... except wear a white jumpsuit! So, I think the Raiders go with the most exciting player on the board since Howie Long's son is gone. Run DMC is the kind of superstar talent that the Raiders won't pass on here. The only alternative is Gholston, if they think he's the next Shawne Merriman. But in the end, Justin Fargas and Dominic Rhodes are "nice" backs. McFadden may present the kind of greatness that will remind Davis of Marcus Allen.

TRADE: Patriots acquire No. 5 pick from Chiefs for 1st (No. 7) and 2nd (No. 62)round picks.

5. New England Patriots - Vernon Gholston, LB, Ohio State.
Dave Richard:
New England jumps at the chance to get ahead of the rival New York Jets and snap up the versatile Gholston. It was very important for them to get Gholston, not the Jets. Gholston can be used in a variety of ways and has off-the-charts intangibles and excellent character. New England was able to give up their second-round pick, citing that they have no real needs otherwise.

TRADE:  Bengals acquire No.  6 pick from  Jets for 1st (No. 9) and 2009 1st round picks.

6. Cincinnati Bengals - Sedrick Ellis, DT, USC.
Dave Gladow:
The Bengals were desperate to get Ellis, and with the Jets freshly having been screwed over by the Patriots once again, they were ripe for trade discussions.   Ellis will immediately improve the middle of a defense that just also got Odell Thurman back from suspension.   The Bengals are in win-now mode, thus a first-rounder in '09 was deemed expendable.

7. Kansas City Chiefs (from Patriots) - Ryan Clady, T, Boise State
Dave Schexnaydre:
The Chiefs have multiple holes so trading two spots down and picking up a 2nd rounder was a no brainer. They tried to drum up some interest in moving down again but nobody was biting. Some say this should be a QB but they're not sold on Matt Ryan here. Offensive line is a main concern and the Chiefs take the best offensive lineman available in Ryan Clady. He will protect Brodie Croyle's blindside and shore up a line that was below average at best last season, averaging only 3.3 yards per carry and giving up 47 sacks.

8. Baltimore Ravens -- Boston College QB Matt Ryan
Jamey Eisenberg:
The Ravens were looking to draft a quarterback coming into this draft all along, but when Steve McNair retired, the decision was easy. Waiting it out for Ryan was tough, but he will come in and compete with Kyle Boller for the starting spot. Don't be surprised if Ryan is the starter from Day 1, and he should do well learning from offensive coordinator Cam Cameron. The Ravens got potentially the best player in the draft at No. 8.

9. New York Jets (from Bengals) -- Troy CB Leodis McKelvin
Ross Devonport:  
McKelvin might play in the lowly Sun Belt Conference that was won by the stellar Florida Atlantic University Owls last season (editor: Ha!), but this kid can play as well as many BCS conference guys. Along with being a solid CB and exceptional athlete, he is a special teams beast who can score from any part of the field. If he impresses enough to earn a starting spot in 2009, the Jets will have a pretty good pair of CBs in McKelvin and Darrelle Revis.

10. New Orleans Saints -- Tennessee St. CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie
Jude Young: (From March)
Yes, he is a small college guy (so were Jerry Rice, Walter Payton, Marques Colston, etc...the list goes on-and-on ), but he has an NFL pedigree (cousin Antonio Cromartie). But, he is simply the best corner prospect in this draft. He was a standout at the Senior Bowl against big college prospects and can be a playmaker who changes games. DRC is the best athlete at his postion with the ball skills that can make him the closest appromixation to the mythical "shut-down corner" every team craves. And, no one needs help like that in their secondary anymore than the Saints. Runner up - USC LB Keith Rivers (Saints will see value on the board in Round 2 at WLB).  (Update) Interestingly, several trade proposals were floated here (including a possible first-round swap with the Giants for Shockey), but in the end, New Orleans wasn't comfortable with what was offered.

11. Buffalo Bills - Michigan State WR Devin Thomas
Jude Young:
  Devin Thomas will be a WR to compliment Lee Evens, but I think this spot might be too high for an unproven commodity. Still, he is tall and fast --  a good YAC guy. I say they give Trent Edwards the best chance to succeed by trying to snag another threat at WR.

12. Denver Broncos -- USC LB Keith Rivers
Dave Schexnaydre:
  The Broncos jump on Rivers at 12. He's the best playmaking linebacker in the draft and fits a need for Denver. The defense allowed 4.6 yards per carry last year and poor tackling was a reason for that. Adding Rivers gives them an immediate starter on a side of the ball where they desperately needed help.

13. Carolina Panthers -- Virgina OT Branden Albert
Ross Devonport:
  With Clady off the board, the Panthers will go with the man who is clearly the second-best offensive lineman on the board, Branden Albert. While his Wunderlich score might not be among the best, this kid has the combination of size and athleticism to help the Panthers immediately. He can play both OL positions, but is likely to me used more as a guard in the NFL. Jake Delhomme will be thanking the Panthers brass for making this pick.

14. Chicago Bears -- Boston College OT Gosder Cherilus
Dave Richard:
The Bears try like the dickens to move down, but the Lions, Cardinals, Vikings, Texans AND Eagles all shut Chicago down. So the debate in Chicago is between Jeff Otah and Gosder Cherilus, and the consensus is that Otah's injury could stunt his short-term growth, and he has zero chance to play left tackle. Cherilus seems to have a little more burst along with the size and potential to play left tackle at the pro level, and the Bears will try him out there. It's a reach, but the Bears settle for who they think is the best left tackle left on the board.

15. Detroit Lions -- Illinois RB Rashard Mendenhall
Jamey Eisenberg:
The Lions are in dire need of a running back with Kevin Jones' failures and Tatum Bell the only quality player still on the roster. Mendehnall has the potential to be a Marshawn Lynch-type of runner, who has speed and power. Look for Mendenhall to make the Bears pay for not taking him at No. 14 since he is a local product, was recruited to Illinois by Bears offensive coordinator Ron Turner and Chicago even had a need for a running back (because Cedric Benson is terrible).

16. Arizona Cardinals -- Florida OLB/DE Derrick Harvey
Dave Schexnaydre:
The Cardinals lost Calvin Pace and Darryl Blackstock to free agency and are very thin at outside linebacker. Though there are a few other areas they could have addressed here, this is the most obvious need on the side of the ball that needs the most help. Harvey will provide a pass rush that the team desperately needs and will definitely be an opening day starter.

17. Minnesota Vikings -- Texas WR Limas Sweed
Dave Gladow:
Cornerback is becoming a valuable position right around this area, but the Vikings are stacked there. Harvey would have been a terrific addition, but the Cardinals snatched him up. That makes the choice easy: Get some help for Tarvaris Jackson, and do it now! Sweed has dropped down some boards thanks to injury concerns, but he's clearly the most gifted wide receiver in the draft, and he'd complement Sidney Rice very well to at least give Jackson a fighting chance on Sundays.

18. Houston Texans -- South Florida CB Mike Jenkins
Jude Young:
Even though he goes off the board as the third CB in this draft, might he end up the best of the bunch? Could be ... Jenkins has natural cover skills and isn't afraid to be physical with opposing receivers. Houston's top CB, Dunta Robinson, has injury issues that could linger into the start of the season or worse, so the Texans take a guy whose biggest question marks are off-the-field.

19. Philadelphia Eagles -- Pitt OT Jeff Otah
Dave Richard:
The Eagles' needs are slim outside of wide receiver, and the team has already missed on Devin Thomas and Limas Sweed (nice pick, Minnesota). So the Eagles will lean on their draft board, and Jeff Otah's slide ends here. Now the club has precious insurance for both of their tackles and can rid themselves of Winston Justice, who was a nightmare at left tackle last season. Otah will go on to ultimately replace Jon Runyan and be a nightmarish big man for the Iggles to unleash on the Giants', Cowboys' and Redskins' pass rush.

20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- Oregon RB Jonathan Stewart
Dave Gladow:
The Caddie always seems to be breaking down, and while the Buccaneers could use youth pretty much all over their roster, bringing in a freakish talent like Stewart may be too hard to pass on. Stewart will ratchet the team's running game up another couple of notches and make the Bucs the clear preseason favorite in the NFC South (which counts for as much as a hill of beans, but still).

21. Washington Redskins -- Clemson DE Phillip Merling
Ross Devonport:
Wide receiver is probably one of the Redskins' biggest needs, but with Sweed and Thomas gone, they might be stretching at this spot for someone like Deshean Jackson. Looking at the way the Giants hurried the QB to great effect last season, I think the Redskins go with Merling in this spot. While he might not have the speed of DeMarcus Ware or Osi Umenyiora, Merling is a physical specimen who will give even the best of OTs nightmares.

22. Dallas Cowboys (from Browns) -- Cal WR Deshean Jackson
Dave Gladow:
Never underestimate the importance of special teams. Jackson is the sort of difference-maker in that phase that can turn a game around instantly. And while smurfish, Jackson should prove to be a great replacement for Terry Glenn opposite Terrell Owens (or at least initially, in the slot). Giving Tony Romo the best available weapon (and adding a special teams threat in the process) will be a temptation too great for Jerry Jones to resist.

23. Pittsburgh Steelers -- Tennessee LB Jerod Mayo
Dave Richard:
The Steelers take a long look at offensive line, and even think about tapping the D-line left out there, but cannot pass up Jerod Mayo's physical nature. Some people think he's more of an outside linebacker than an inside backer, but with James Farrior expected to be a free agent after '08, Mayo should step right in thereafter, learning the ropes as a rookie this season.

24. Tennessee Titans -- UNC DT Kentwan Balmer
Jude Young:
Ok, so all the worthy WRs are gone. If there's no help for Vince Young, why not snag a guy capable of being a dominant force in the middle of a defense that already has Albert Haynesworth (for now). So, Jeff Fisher gets a mature guy in Balmer ... who may be rising to stardom if he has the fire within. That line suddenly has potential.

TRADE: Falcons acquire No. 25 pick from Seahawks for 2nd (No. 37) and 2009 1st round picks.

25. Atlanta Falcons (from Seahawks) -- Louisville QB Brian Brohm
Dave Richard:  
Brohm has a lot of what the Falcons want at quarterback -- character, ability and leadership skills. Moving up from early Round 2 to get to late Round 1, and costing a 1st-round pick next year, was worth it to them. Now they've added a legit playmaker on both sides of the ball and still have two more second-round picks to play with in this draft. Brohm could even win the opening day job considering who else is there.

26. Jacksonville Jaguars -- USC DE Lawrence Jackson
Jamey Eisenberg:
  The Jaguars thought about taking WR James Hardy here but feel comfortable with the offseason additions of Jerry Porter and Troy Williamson. Defensive line is a need, and this might be a tad early to take Jackson, but he was a beast for the Trojans and will be a nice fit on this defense.

27. San Diego Chargers -- USC OT Sam Baker
Ross Devonport:  
Baker won't have to go far from USC to begin his pro career, as the big man will head down I-5 to join up with the Chargers. Baker overcame injuries during his final two years as a Trojan to be a first-team All-American pick by many people, including CBSSports.com. He will open holes for L.T. and give Phillip Rivers time to throw -- sounds like a plum job to me.

28. Dallas Cowboys -- Arkansas RB Felix Jones
Jamey Eisenberg:
The Cowboys didn't get the Arkansas running back they really wanted, but they'll definitely settle for Jones, who some think has more upside than Darren McFadden. While that's hard to rationalize, Jones has the potential to be a solid NFL player and contribute as a rookie. He will pair with Marion Barber and be a great change-of-pace runner with his speed. Look for Jones to make an impact right away in Dallas' explosive offense.

29. San Francisco 49ers (from Ind.) -- Indiana WR James Hardy
Dave Gladow:
  Hardy isn't the best of the bunch when it comes to wide receivers, but San Francisco ain't picky ... they're downright desperate.   The 49ers figure to at least briefly consider offensive line as well, but Hardy's playmaking ability and the 49ers' intense need at the position should make the selection fairly simple ... unless the team wants to gamble on fast-dropping Malcolm Kelly. I'm guessing they don't.

30. Green Bay Packers -- Arizona CB Antoine Cason
Jude Young:  
Time for the Packers to inject some youth and depth into their cast of corners. Charles Woodson and Al Harris can take Cason under their wings and help him along as the GB nickel man in Year 1. Cason was a 4-year starter in the PAC-10 and took home the Jim Thorpe award winner as the nation's best DB in his senior year. Speed may not be ideal, but the same was said of Al Harris way-back-when.

31. New York Giants -- Miami (Fla.) FS Kenny Phillips
Dave Richard:
The G-Men have a hole at safety and have done well with Miami Hurricanes in the past. Phillips is an aggressive talent who should be a solid safety in the NFL.

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