2009 Mock NFL Draft; Picks 1-10

2009 Mock NFL Draft; Picks 1-10..Because We Can't Have Enough Mock Drafts!

4/18/09 in NFL   |   Michael_Luchies   |   17 respect

#1. Detroit Lions- Aaron Curry, OLB, Wake Forest
A contract with Stafford will be too costly for the Lions and may be near impossible to agree on before the draft. The Lions will not risk a holdout, and will select the best defensive player in the draft in Aaron Curry.

#2. St. Louis Rams- Michael Crabtree, WR, Texas Tech
I'm going against the grain on this one. Crabtree is the best player on the board and the Rams have an obvious need at WR. Crabtree will bring buzz and ticket sales along with him to the Rams. The Rams like the Lions have many needs, but taking Crabtree, even if to trade him during the draft to Seattle, is the smart move here.

#3. Kansas City Chiefs- Jason Smith, OT, Baylor
The Chiefs have made the best off-season moves to improve their team, not they will focus on protecting their new acquisition Matt Cassel. Smith or Monroe could be the pick, but I like Smith overall as the top O-lineman.

#4. Seattle Seahawks- Matt Stafford, QB, Georgia
Seahawks get their QB of the future in Stafford with the 4th overall pick. Stafford will sit and learn under Hasslebeck.

#5. Cleveland Browns- Everette Brown, DE, Florida State
Brown was born to play in the 3-4 defense and would be a great addition for the once again rebuilding Cleveland Browns.

#6. Cincinnati Bengals- Eugene Monroe, OT, Virginia
The Bengals need a lot, but nothing more then help upfront. Carson Palmer needs time in the pocket, and if the Bengals hope to gain any yards on the ground, Monroe is an obvious pick here.

#7. Oakland Raiders- B.J. Raji, DT, Boston College
Despite the Raiders yearning for a lightning fast wide receiver (Maclin), the Raiders will surprise everyone with a defensive pick in Raji. Raji will instantly make the defensive front better and should fit right in with the Raider nation.

#8. Jacksonville Jaguars- Jeremy Maclin, WR, Missouri
The Jaguars will attempt once again to draft a solid wide receiver. The Jags have desperately attempted several times in the past to draft receivers and they just haven't panned out. Maclin should fit right in to the offense and give the Jaguars a star kick returner in year 1.

#9. Green Bay Packers- Brian Orakpo, DE/OLB, Texas
The Packers need a pass rushing defensive end and Orakpo would be exactly that. I wouldn't be surprised if they went OT here, but because of their early round drafting trends going towards defense, I can't see them letting Orakpo slip away at #9.

#10. San Francisco 49ers- Michael Oher, OT, Ole Miss
San Francisco's pick is one of the hardest to predict in the entire first round. They could go Sanchez, Andre Smith, Tyson Jackson, and towards any of the OLB to play in their 3-4 defense. I think that the 49ers will take the safest and strongest pick for their team (regardless of Singletary) and will take Michael Oher to solidify their O-line.
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4/20/09   |   brucek863   |   50 respect

bruiser14 wrote:
 Yah Right!!! the Lions are either going to get Stafford, Curry, Brown or Monroe

it was a joke

4/19/09   |   bruiser14

brucek863 wrote:

Michael Crabtree is obviously going to the Lions where has everyone been the last 10 years.

 Yah Right!!! the Lions are either going to get Stafford, Curry, Brown or Monroe

4/19/09   |   bruiser14

Scott wrote:
The Rams have more pressing needs then wide receiver but if they did select Crabtree AND then trade him to a team in thier division, I'm seriously going to be looking for another team to root for.

 I agree with everything. They do need more than a WR but if they do get Crabtree they should keep him or at least trade out of the NFC.

4/19/09   |   Michael_Luchies   |   17 respect

bruiser14 wrote:
 Why would the the Lions not get a QB I mean, That is the mostly reason why they didn't get a win last they had terrible QB's, Nothing against Culpepper but he is old. So why don't they take care of there big problem first and then try trading for a good Linebacker. 

????? Do you like Stafford to come in now?  "Nothing against Culpepper but he is old." Didn't seem to stop Kurt Warner and Kerry Collins this year. Being too old is not a valid take.  You DO NOT take a QB because he will cost you $60+ Mill, and you don't have an offensive line to protect anyone.  We don't need another Joey Harrington to absorb sacks.  Yes QB is the biggest need in the long run, but it doesn't matter who comes into that system right now, they would fail.  Curry is the best available, and if they don't go with Curry then they should go O-Line.  Trading for a linebacker?  what can they trade...?

4/19/09   |   SpartanFanDan

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Scott, although I agree with you somewhat, I still and always will be a Rams fan. I only hope they improve this year. It's tough watching everyone else get better while we trade or cut our players and get nothing in return!

Now if you guys keep losing, you will understand what it was and is like to be a Lion's Fan. Trade away any decent talent and constant drafting that doesn't supply any of our needs.

4/18/09   |   brucek863   |   50 respect

Michael Crabtree is obviously going to the Lions where has everyone been the last 10 years.

4/18/09   |   jacksonmacdonald   |   2 respect

1 QB in the first round give me a break i think stadford is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo going to the loins

4/18/09   |   beerstudk   |   1538 respect

I know that there's a lot of buzz now about Seattle picking Stafford if he falls that low or Sanchez at 4..... but I hope to GOD that they don't get a QB with that high of a pick.  Other needs are on both lines.... and there just happen to be some good tackles available and a seemingly solid D-lineman in Raji.  That's what the Seahawks need, players that can help them win now.... not someone to rebuild around in a couple of years.

It would be best (in my opinion) if they got Raji at 4 and drafted a QB like Chase Daniels or Todd Ressing early on day 2.... especially if the rookie QB will be expected to sit and watch Hass play for a couple of seasons.

4/18/09   |   bruiser14

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 Why would the the Lions not get a QB I mean, That is the mostly reason why they didn't get a win last they had terrible QB's, Nothing against Culpepper but he is old. So why don't they take care of there big problem first and then try trading for a good Linebacker. 

4/18/09   |   jjbball23   |   8 respect

Scott wrote:
The Rams have more pressing needs then wide receiver but if they did select Crabtree AND then trade him to a team in thier division, I'm seriously going to be looking for another team to root for.

They Rams need someone to replace Orlando Pace, not a WR.

4/18/09   |   Scott   |   49477 respect

The Rams have more pressing needs then wide receiver but if they did select Crabtree AND then trade him to a team in thier division, I'm seriously going to be looking for another team to root for.

4/18/09   |   SpartanFanDan

As much as I wish you were right about the Lion's drafting a defensive player, although I'd prefer to see them trade down and go DB or a Lineman on either side of the ball, I just don't see them picking anyone else than Stafford, but I hope to God that they don't because although we need a QB it's not our biggest problem.

4/18/09   |   keppieboy   |   158 respect

 For as much as I would like the Seahawks to pick Stafford I do not see it happening. 

4/18/09   |   drn0iswatr   |   731 respect

 nice job Michael- I like how your draft picks are a bit different. I think it is good to look at it from every different angle...especially since there are always surprises on draft day. 

4/18/09   |   noor2207

obviously Aaron & crabtree are the best players, but thet are intend to highrate  the flow of tickets, the match winning for lions are hard enough against the seahawks. but they are pretended to be strong to defeat.