2009 NFL Mock Draft: Preview and Predictions

A First Crack At The 2009 NFL Mock Draft: Aaron Curry Goes #1

2/26/09 in NFL   |   joshsanchez   |   57 respect

Here is my first 2009 NFL Mock Draft. I threw in a few twists and turns, because it gets a little boring seeing all of the same old stuff regurgitated on national television.


1. Detroit – Aaron Curry, LB, Wake Forest
 
The Detroit Lions have holes on their roster everywhere. When you are this bad, you can’t afford to swing and miss with a pick. Aaron Curry is the top prospect in this years draft and he will immediately be able to start making an impact for the team.
 
2. St. Louis – Jason Smith, OT, Baylor
 
Last year the Rams were devastated when Jake Long was taken with the first overall pick. Here they can select a guy in Jason Smith who is the number one offensive tackle, and have him eventually take over for Orlando Pace. Smith can start at RT for this season, he has experience doing so, and then refine his techniques for when he becomes the franchise left tackle.
 
3. Kansas City – Matthew Stafford, QB, Georgia
 
I am actually a big fan of Tyler Thigpen, but history shows when a new regime comes in, they usually like to draft “their guy.” Stafford has incredible physical tools, and he could potentially be this teams quarterback of the future. They would have liked to have Aaron Curry, but in this scenario he went to the Lions. Keep an eye out for someone like BJ Raji to pair with Glenn Dorsey though.
 
4. Seattle – BJ Raji, DT, Boston College
 
Normally you would see Michael Crabtree being the selection here, but I have more than one reason why have the Seahawks passing. I think it is very possible they could shock people and land free agent prize TJ Houshmandzadeh. If that is the case then Crabtree is clearly not the pick. Even if TJ is not signed in free agency, I think the injury concerns of Crabtree knock him a few spots lower than anticipated. The Seahawks have no game changer in the middle of their defensive line, and you could really see Patrick Kerney benefit from an addition like Raji. He would also take up defenders and allow the Seahawks impressive linebacking corp to run free.
 
5. Cleveland – Brian Orakpo, OLB, Texas
 
The Browns could really use some youth and speed on their defense. A guy like Brian Orakpo is a physical freak, and he could bring a spark to the pass rushing game of the Browns.
 
6. Cincinnati – Eugene Monroe, OT, Virginia
 
Eugene Monroe is in contention to be the number one tackle in this draft, but with Jason Smith’s athleticism being the key factor, Monroe slides a little. The Bengals desperately need to get someone who will be able to protect Carson Palmer; he is the future of their franchise. If the Bengals continue to ignore their lack of talent on the offensive line, they will not improve and may eventually lose Carson Palmer for good.
 
7. Oakland – Michael Crabtree, WR, Texas Tech
 
Is there anyone in the NFL who loves big name guys more than Al Davis? JaMarcus Russell needs some help at wide receiver and Crabtree would be a great addition. Crabtree has the foot injury, but he will be ready to go for the season and you could really see an improvement in the Raiders offense. With Crabtree providing a true possession receiver, it could free up things for up and comer Johnnie Lee Higgins. Once the Raiders develop a respectable passing game it should keep teams from stacking the box, allowing more room for last years first round pick, Darren McFadden.
 
8. Jacksonville – Andre Smith, OT, Alabama
 
The Jaguars were plagued by injuries last year across the offensive line. They have no real stand out on the unit, and the Jags very well may benefit from Andre Smith’s idiocy at the combine. There is no denying Smith has talent, he will just need a coach to keep him in check and make sure he fulfills his potential. Perhaps Jack Del Rio can be that guy.
 
9. Green Bay – Everette Brown, OLB, Florida State
 
Green Bay is making the transition to the 3-4 defense, and need a pass rusher opposite Aaron Kampman. Brown is an athletic freak who has an exceptional nose for the ball.
 
10. San Francisco – Michael Oher, OT, Ole Miss
 
This pick may shock a few people. No Mark Sanchez? You have to think of Mike Singletary’s mentality and Michael Oher fits the bill. You will struggle to find a more devastating run blocker in this year’s draft, and Frank Gore could really benefit from this addition. Oher has a mean streak that Singletary will fall in love with. Hey, the last Ole Miss Rebel they selected worked out pretty well.
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3/1/09   |   Raider_Dave   |   47 respect

Stock up: Michael Crabtree for getting the surgery done this week.

3/1/09   |   mavsoccer23   |   66 respect

shox13191 wrote:

yeah but like i said it was his first year starting 16 games, it is going to take some time for a quarterback to get adjusted to being a starter.  he is going to have his ups and downs in that season.  your right he hasn't produced since then but what says he won't produce in detroit?  haha i never said that grossman is a great quarterback.  I think he is so far off from great.  I also didn't compare him to kurt warner, i said that rex grossman could bring the same type of attitude to the team that kurt warner did in arizona.  rex wasn't even a one hit wonder, he was a one hit well i did a good enough job to lead our offense and team to the superbowl. 
I also think you are missing the entire point of why i think detroit should sign him.  i think they should bring him in and let him compete against daunte culpepper for the starting job.  just for one year.  then draft a quarterback in the first round in the 2010 draft let him know the team is his and have rex become the back up.  if you are thinking that drew henson, dan orlovsky, or drew stanton is better than rex grossman then you are stupid.  i'm not saying bring him to detroit and he will become a hall of famer and win multiple superbowls for the city.  if you are a lions fan you should really become more open to ideas that actually have a shot at helping your team win.

Yeah because Rex Grossman can help the Lion's win right? No way Rex is a joke in my opinion there are 10 other QB's Free Agency who can do ten times the job that Rex can't do. I am a lions fan and I'm open to Idea's that can help the Lion's the key word there is help Rex Grossman isn't going to help the Lions. I would rather have Andre Ware back in detroit than count on Rex Grossman to do anything productive on the field. Not to mention the fact that Rex Grossman doesn't at all fit with the lions.

3/1/09   |   shox13191

mavsoccer23 wrote:
Rex Grossman also threw 20 INTs that year and after 2006 he hasn't produced at all he threw 4 tds and 7 INTs in 07 before being benched. One Good year doesn't make you a great QB it's what your whole career and comparing Kurt Warner to Rex Grossman is beyond stupid they have nothing in commen Kurt warner is a Hall of famer and Rex is a one hit wonder.

yeah but like i said it was his first year starting 16 games, it is going to take some time for a quarterback to get adjusted to being a starter.  he is going to have his ups and downs in that season.  your right he hasn't produced since then but what says he won't produce in detroit?  haha i never said that grossman is a great quarterback.  I think he is so far off from great.  I also didn't compare him to kurt warner, i said that rex grossman could bring the same type of attitude to the team that kurt warner did in arizona.  rex wasn't even a one hit wonder, he was a one hit well i did a good enough job to lead our offense and team to the superbowl. 
I also think you are missing the entire point of why i think detroit should sign him.  i think they should bring him in and let him compete against daunte culpepper for the starting job.  just for one year.  then draft a quarterback in the first round in the 2010 draft let him know the team is his and have rex become the back up.  if you are thinking that drew henson, dan orlovsky, or drew stanton is better than rex grossman then you are stupid.  i'm not saying bring him to detroit and he will become a hall of famer and win multiple superbowls for the city.  if you are a lions fan you should really become more open to ideas that actually have a shot at helping your team win.

3/1/09   |   mavsoccer23   |   66 respect

shox13191 wrote:

something 3100 yards and 23 td passes in the first season that he started all 16 games..?  i have done the research and he was responsible for 138 points scored by the bears that season out of 228 scored by just the offense.  He scored 60.526 percent of all of there offensive points.  since then the fully capable kyle orton has had the starting job.  If you have to starting quarterbacks on your roster and you can't start both of them you have to choose one.  Kyle Orton was the one who was choosen.  it is obvious that the bears defense, devin hester, AND rex grossman were the reason they went to the suberbowl. 
his stats do speak for themselves.  in his one season of starting every game his stats were decent, i will admit they weren't great but he got them to the superbowl.  you don't bring in a quarterback to throw for 4,000 yards.  you bring them in to take your team to the superbowl.  who better to bring in to take their team to the superbowl than a guy who has been there??  not to mention he can bring a "been there" type attitude to the bears. you know the same type of attitude that kurt warner brought to the cardinals and got them to the superbowl?
 

Rex Grossman also threw 20 INTs that year and after 2006 he hasn't produced at all he threw 4 tds and 7 INTs in 07 before being benched. One Good year doesn't make you a great QB it's what your whole career and comparing Kurt Warner to Rex Grossman is beyond stupid they have nothing in commen Kurt warner is a Hall of famer and Rex is a one hit wonder.

3/1/09   |   shox13191

mavsoccer23 wrote:
if you think rex grossman lead the Bears to the superbowl you are sadly mistake he had nothing to do with there success I mean let his stats speak for themselves.

something 3100 yards and 23 td passes in the first season that he started all 16 games..?  i have done the research and he was responsible for 138 points scored by the bears that season out of 228 scored by just the offense.  He scored 60.526 percent of all of there offensive points.  since then the fully capable kyle orton has had the starting job.  If you have to starting quarterbacks on your roster and you can't start both of them you have to choose one.  Kyle Orton was the one who was choosen.  it is obvious that the bears defense, devin hester, AND rex grossman were the reason they went to the suberbowl. 
his stats do speak for themselves.  in his one season of starting every game his stats were decent, i will admit they weren't great but he got them to the superbowl.  you don't bring in a quarterback to throw for 4,000 yards.  you bring them in to take your team to the superbowl.  who better to bring in to take their team to the superbowl than a guy who has been there??  not to mention he can bring a "been there" type attitude to the bears. you know the same type of attitude that kurt warner brought to the cardinals and got them to the superbowl?
 

2/28/09   |   elevenbravo138again   |   1163 respect

I have to take issue with the Crabtree pick to Oakland, what's the 1 constant in their talent evaluation?  SPEED they have long been criticized in the scouting community for the tendency to 'scout by stopwatch' look at their roster in the last 5 years: Gibson, Schweigert, Fabian Washington, Higgins, Howard, Huff, Routt, Watkins, Morrison  all were taken because they can run, not all could play but all could run.  Maclin is more their 'speed' and Seattle really wants Crabtree if he can be 100% by rookie mini-camp.  Oakland will even consider Harvin, they are looking at OLT's like Monroe and big play makers on offense.

2/28/09   |   elevenbravo138again   |   1163 respect

Chachi_Azzhola wrote:
Indy would take him if he is the "Best athlete available" as they did with Gonzalez, who turned out to be a pretty good possession reciever and occasional deep threat.  My money would be on P. Manning making some use of a 1/3 halfback, 1/3 slot reciever, 1/3 return specialist.  The Colts won all their games in the second half of the season, so it ain't like they are far off.  If you are in that conference with a pick ahead of Indy, you just don't give the smartest QB in the league (ever?) that new toy to pad his stats with.

The only problem is the Colts may not have a chance at him, Miami is looking long at hard at Harvin who as "a 1/3 halfback, 1/3 slot reciever, 1/3 return specialist " fits the 'Wildcat" offense perfectly, don't be shocked if he Ginn, Ricky and Ronnie are all on the field in certain situations.

2/28/09   |   elevenbravo138again   |   1163 respect

joshsanchez wrote:
The reason I left out Maclin as well is because you there is always someone who slides. Look at DeSean Jackson, a similar player who was projected as a mid first round guy who slid to the second.

The only thing that Maclin and Jackson have in common is deep speed, the are very different personlities, Maclin a bit on the quiet side DeSean is a bit like Allen Iverson, Maclin comes from a spread only offense, Jackson was in a mostly pro style offense and if Maclin slides it's likely to Chicago, but Jackson would have been a 1st rounder if he were 6' 1/8" 198 instead of 5'9 7/8" 179, if he somehow Maclin is not taken at #18 then the Patriot's will snap him up.

2/28/09   |   mavsoccer23   |   66 respect

shox13191 wrote:
i didn't realize drew henson has led a team to the superbowl..

if you think rex grossman lead the Bears to the superbowl you are sadly mistake he had nothing to do with there success I mean let his stats speak for themselves.

2/28/09   |   shox13191

mavsoccer23 wrote:
Your kidding right Rex Grossman he is a joke we would be better off having Drew Henson as our Back-Up. But I do agree with you that the lions need to build up there O-Line and Get some DBs.

i didn't realize drew henson has led a team to the superbowl..

2/28/09   |   mavsoccer23   |   66 respect

shox13191 wrote:
there is no way this team can get turned around in one year like the dolphins did last year.  the lions best bet is to take jason smith and possibly a linebacker if one is available with their 20th pick.  but they need to build up that line and give it some depth and also grab a few defensive backs as well.  other than that i don't see the lions with a winning season for the next two years unless they go out after rex grossman for a quick fix.  if they can get him they could start him this year and grab a quarterback to build around in next years draft which will feature multiple heisman worthy quarterbacks and keep rex as a backup. 

Your kidding right Rex Grossman he is a joke we would be better off having Drew Henson as our Back-Up. But I do agree with you that the lions need to build up there O-Line and Get some DBs.

2/27/09   |   Chachi_Azzhola   |   2 respect

WhoDat12 wrote:
I don't see how Percy Harvin fits in the Colts offense.  He really doesn't have a clearly defined position. He's 1/3 halfback 1/3 slot receiver 1/3 return specialist.  But Indy has got to find someone to put on the other side of Reggie Wayne though.

Indy would take him if he is the "Best athlete available" as they did with Gonzalez, who turned out to be a pretty good possession reciever and occasional deep threat.  My money would be on P. Manning making some use of a 1/3 halfback, 1/3 slot reciever, 1/3 return specialist.  The Colts won all their games in the second half of the season, so it ain't like they are far off.  If you are in that conference with a pick ahead of Indy, you just don't give the smartest QB in the league (ever?) that new toy to pad his stats with.

2/27/09   |   Raider_Dave   |   47 respect

Seth wrote:
Given the Winslow trade, the Browns might go with Crabtree now.
(Edited by Raider_Dave)

I think they will wait until the 2nd round and grab Pettigrew.  Hard to miss the signal of Winslow's trade after what went on last season though...It would help them out a great deal if they had a receiver who could actually catch though.  Maybe that 5 hour energy has been affecting Braylon's hand/eye coordination...

2/27/09   |   Seth   |   301 respect

Given the Winslow trade, the Browns might go with Crabtree now.

2/27/09   |   shox13191

mavsoccer23 wrote:

I'm kind of torn Stafford is a solid QB and I believe he could be a franchise QB but on the other hand we our O-Line needs help and Jason Smith would no doubt help a lot and Aaron Curry could supply that pressure that the lions need on defensive. But the fact of the matter is Detroit needs another QB and if guys like Nate Davis, Pat White, Graham Harrell or Stephen McGee have a good combine then the lions could easily take one of them in the later rounds which would give them the oppurtunity to draft Jason Smith or Aaron Curry personally I'm leaning towerd Aaron Curry. But the bottom line is the lions don't need to draft the " Best Player Avalible" then need to fill the gaps which includes QB, O-line, Defensive and even WR.

there is no way this team can get turned around in one year like the dolphins did last year.  the lions best bet is to take jason smith and possibly a linebacker if one is available with their 20th pick.  but they need to build up that line and give it some depth and also grab a few defensive backs as well.  other than that i don't see the lions with a winning season for the next two years unless they go out after rex grossman for a quick fix.  if they can get him they could start him this year and grab a quarterback to build around in next years draft which will feature multiple heisman worthy quarterbacks and keep rex as a backup. 

2/27/09   |   mavsoccer23   |   66 respect

I'm kind of torn Stafford is a solid QB and I believe he could be a franchise QB but on the other hand we our O-Line needs help and Jason Smith would no doubt help a lot and Aaron Curry could supply that pressure that the lions need on defensive. But the fact of the matter is Detroit needs another QB and if guys like Nate Davis, Pat White, Graham Harrell or Stephen McGee have a good combine then the lions could easily take one of them in the later rounds which would give them the oppurtunity to draft Jason Smith or Aaron Curry personally I'm leaning towerd Aaron Curry. But the bottom line is the lions don't need to draft the " Best Player Avalible" then need to fill the gaps which includes QB, O-line, Defensive and even WR.

2/27/09   |   Derrich

WhoDat12 wrote:
I don't see how Percy Harvin fits in the Colts offense.  He really doesn't have a clearly defined position. He's 1/3 halfback 1/3 slot receiver 1/3 return specialist.  But Indy has got to find someone to put on the other side of Reggie Wayne though.

I agree. Percy Harvin = Anthony Gonzalez in terms of position. If they want to let Gonzalez go and pick up Percy, then it makes sense. But I agree...they definitely need someone on the other side on RW.

2/27/09   |   phillydeac4life   |   20 respect

Just two quick comments.

1.  As a long time Wake Forest fan, it is great to see a player receiving a lot of attention in the NFL Draft.  However, their is another WFU CB, Alphonso Smith, who tied for the most career INTs in the ACC.  However, he is a complete DB in that he is not only a great cover corner, but can rush the QB very effectivtly, and can make plays, such as sacking the QB, creating fumbles, and running INTs back for TDs.  Also, he was one of the main punt returners for WFU over the last 4 years too. Smith will most likely be a late 1st round or early 2nd round pick.

2.  Andre Smith is taking a lot of heat, but will be fine once he is in the NFL.  On pure Football ability alone, Smith is the best OT in the draft, and will be a steal if he drops past a Top 5 pick on both talent and value.  Did he make a mistake by leaving the draft?  Yes, but he has never had a history of causing problems.  I could understand teams passing up on him if he had off the field issues aka Randy Moss.  Here is the point.  This is the problem with the NFL Colmbine, a great on the field player can drop because of one mistake, but an average player can rise because of a great 40 time.  A few years ago, Alabama Linbacker, Demco Ryans, was a Top 10 pick going into the Colmbine, but fell to an early 2nd Round pick in the NFL Draft,  to only led the NFL in tackles through Week 16 his rookie season in the NFL, and was the 2006 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year. 

2/27/09   |   WhoDat12   |   2252 respect

Chachi_Azzhola wrote:
Like Oher to Frisco as Singletary's new Jimbo Covert and a TE in Atlanta for Ryan is common sense to all except maybe the Falcons themselves, but don't see how Harvin sinks so low as to go to Indy.  If you're the Dolphins or even the Pats, you have to stop P.Manning from getting that type of weapon, don't you?

I don't see how Percy Harvin fits in the Colts offense.  He really doesn't have a clearly defined position. He's 1/3 halfback 1/3 slot receiver 1/3 return specialist.  But Indy has got to find someone to put on the other side of Reggie Wayne though.

2/27/09   |   YankeeDudeL   |   15 respect

I'm really wanting Nicks to fall to the Giants, which I feel very well could happen.  I think TJ Whosyourmomma will wind up in Philly, and Harrison will wind up in Seattle, so I don't suspect either team to go WR in the 1st round. 

2/26/09   |   TonyBaronie

Brian Robiske is as ready for the NFL as any player can be. His dad is also a wide receiver coach so he has had all the pointers his whole life. He reminds me of T.J. Housh but they may just be because I am from Cincinnati but does anyone else see any similarities?

2/26/09   |   Chachi_Azzhola   |   2 respect

Like Oher to Frisco as Singletary's new Jimbo Covert and a TE in Atlanta for Ryan is common sense to all except maybe the Falcons themselves, but don't see how Harvin sinks so low as to go to Indy.  If you're the Dolphins or even the Pats, you have to stop P.Manning from getting that type of weapon, don't you?

2/26/09   |   snbslugger

100%InjuryRate wrote:
Jerry ran a pedestrian 4.6, but he played for my 49ers. I will defend players with slow 40 times to the death!

Agreed Agreed Agreed +1000.

2/26/09   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

WhoDat12 wrote:
There is another receiver who ran a slow 40. You may have heard his name once or twice before. JERRY RICE. The 40-yard dash is the most overrated thing in sports.

Jerry ran a pedestrian 4.6, but he played for my 49ers. I will defend players with slow 40 times to the death!

2/26/09   |   WhoDat12   |   2252 respect

joshsanchez wrote:
food for thought... Robiskie ran around the 4.49 range. Anquan Boldin, about a 4.72... 40 times are overrated, If a guy can play I don't care if he can't run a 4.3, He's a football player, plain and simple, great intelligence and born for the game

There is another receiver who ran a slow 40. You may have heard his name once or twice before. JERRY RICE. The 40-yard dash is the most overrated thing in sports.

2/26/09   |   derms33   |   17645 respect

fingers crossed!

2/26/09   |   kantwistaye   |   4215 respect

After getting burned horribly by a FSU DE before, I'm not too excited about Everette Brown.

Big fan of Hakeem Nicks.  He's going to be a stud.

2/26/09   |   derms33   |   17645 respect

joshsanchez wrote:
food for thought... Robiskie ran around the 4.49 range. Anquan Boldin, about a 4.72... 40 times are overrated, If a guy can play I don't care if he can't run a 4.3, He's a football player, plain and simple, great intelligence and born for the game

He must slow down with pads on then cause he didn't appear too fast at OHIO STATE

2/26/09   |   joshsanchez   |   57 respect

derms33 wrote:
Robiskie...nice hands..no speed
(Edited by joshsanchez)

food for thought... Robiskie ran around the 4.49 range. Anquan Boldin, about a 4.72... 40 times are overrated, If a guy can play I don't care if he can't run a 4.3, He's a football player, plain and simple, great intelligence and born for the game

2/26/09   |   Derrich

derms33 wrote:
Robiskie...nice hands..no speed

If I recall correctly, he ran a 4.48 in the 40 yard dash.

2/26/09   |   DigitalSquire   |   1 respect

derms33 wrote:
Robiskie...nice hands..no speed

yea ... dont you have to draft outta the SEC for speed?

2/26/09   |   derms33   |   17645 respect

Derrich wrote:
Or better yet, Robiske.

DISCLAIMER: I have a man-crush on Brian Robiske. Beware of biased draft predicitions.

Robiskie...nice hands..no speed

2/26/09   |   derms33   |   17645 respect

I don't see Cleveland taking BO...God, BO...great

2/26/09   |   snbslugger

Curry is a beast, but I think Detroit has to go O-line with this pick or trade out. 

I haven't seen anyone project SF to take a QB, and that's good. 

2/26/09   |   DigitalSquire   |   1 respect

Definately different that most prdictions ... but hey ... even The Hairdo misses. He Williams in 2005 as the "best pick in the draft" ... chuckle.

2/26/09   |   Derrich

100%InjuryRate wrote:
You know what would be pretty interesting, is Nicks and Marvin Harrison winding up in Philly. McNabb would have no more "I don't have any receivers" excuses after that. And I love Nicks, like Plax, except even more physical.

Or better yet, Robiske.

DISCLAIMER: I have a man-crush on Brian Robiske. Beware of biased draft predicitions.

2/26/09   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

You know what would be pretty interesting, is Nicks and Marvin Harrison winding up in Philly. McNabb would have no more "I don't have any receivers" excuses after that. And I love Nicks, like Plax, except even more physical.

2/26/09   |   Seth   |   301 respect

Stupid Curry had to go and have a killer combine, otherwise he might actually still been around when the Browns pick at #5. Although I would be ok with Cleveland taking Orakpo.

2/26/09   |   TonyBaronie

I like this. I see some of those happening.

2/26/09   |   Derrich

100%InjuryRate wrote:
Well Curry is considered to be the safest #1 pick. And I'll be honest, I don't like Stafford. He's the classic "well he's got a big arm, so let's draft him" QB. Although, not a great QB year by any means, especially when Sanchez may go next.
(Edited by Derrich)

I don't like Stafford #1 either. They should pick up a left tackle. But if you look back at what Atlanta did a year ago, they took a QB and a LT in the first round. Detroit also has that option, and it has worked out well for them. Problem is...Matt Ryan > Matt Stafford...as far as we can tell.

2/26/09   |   Raider_Dave   |   47 respect

Bryp777 wrote:
Good to see Crabtree going to Oakland.  Finally Russell can get a good receiver to throw incompletions to.
(Edited by Raider_Dave)

Sadly I can't argue with you there.  I have never liked Russell.  But one would have to think it would be pretty hard to hear from that many different coaches and coordinators, and learn new systems that frequently, and still be able to succeed.  This is a very important season for my fat, mistake-prone, and overweight QB.  If he comes in disciplined, in shape, and ready to work, it will really show a lot.

2/26/09   |   Raider_Dave   |   47 respect

joshsanchez wrote:
Thanks man, I figured I'd keep it both realistic and interesting. Never fun to go and read the same predictions over and over again. A little originality never hurt anyone!

Exactly.  And I could only be so lucky for my Raiders to get Crabtree, that is if he gets this surgery ASAFP!  I think the QB's are a little weak overall, but that's why Sanchez came out early.  I think Aaron Curry and BJ Raji are the safest picks though, and I agree that's probably as dar as Andre Smith will fall, especially with the injuries and other tragic events that decimated the Jacksonville O-line last season.

2/26/09   |   joshsanchez   |   57 respect

The reason I left out Maclin as well is because you there is always someone who slides. Look at DeSean Jackson, a similar player who was projected as a mid first round guy who slid to the second.

2/26/09   |   joshsanchez   |   57 respect

Raider_Dave wrote:
Nice gutsy article, and a good change of pace from the same old crap that every "expert" puts out there 10 times before March hits.  Very interesting read, keep up the good work Josh.

Thanks man, I figured I'd keep it both realistic and interesting. Never fun to go and read the same predictions over and over again. A little originality never hurt anyone!

2/26/09   |   Raider_Dave   |   47 respect

Derrich wrote:
Is there a 'BOLD' button for articles? I just threw up in my mouth a little.
(Edited by Raider_Dave)

You know in some countries they only eat vomit.  I've never been there, but I've read about it...In a BOOK!

2/26/09   |   Bryp777

Good to see Crabtree going to Oakland.  Finally Russell can get a good receiver to throw incompletions to.

2/26/09   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

Derrich wrote:
Is there a 'BOLD' button for articles? I just threw up in my mouth a little.

Well Curry is considered to be the safest #1 pick. And I'll be honest, I don't like Stafford. He's the classic "well he's got a big arm, so let's draft him" QB. Although, not a great QB year by any means, especially when Sanchez may go next.

2/26/09   |   Raider_Dave   |   47 respect

Nice gutsy article, and a good change of pace from the same old crap that every "expert" puts out there 10 times before March hits.  Very interesting read, keep up the good work Josh.

2/26/09   |   Derrich

Is there a 'BOLD' button for articles? I just threw up in my mouth a little.