Tuesday, January 29, 2008

PHSports 2008 NFL Mock Draft: Super Bowl Week

Once again via conference call, the PHSports foursome conducted our pre-Super Bowl Mock Draft. This time we went two rounds deep.

Team Allocations

Clement: NY Jets, Cleveland, Dallas, Tennessee, Oakland, Chicago, Atlanta, St. Louis

Paymon: Miami, Baltimore, Indianapolis, Philadelphia, Kansas City, Detroit, Carolina, Arizona

Sum: New England, San Francisco, Jacksonville, Cincinnati, NY Giants, Denver, Green Bay, New Orleans

Armin: Buffalo, Pittsburgh, Washington, Houston, San Diego, Tampa Bay, Seattle, Minnesota

1st Round:
1. Miami: Glenn Dorsey, DT - LSU
2. St. Louis: Jake Long, OT - Michigan
3. Atlanta: Matt Ryan, QB - Boston College
4. Oakland: Darren McFadden, RB - Arkansas
5. Kansas City: Chris Long, DE - Virginia
6. New York Jets: Vernon Gholston, DE/OLB - Ohio State
7. New England*: Mike Jenkins, CB - South Florida
8. Baltimore: Brian Brohm, QB - Louisville
9. Cincinnati: Sedric Ellis, DT - USC
10. New Orleans: Keith Rivers, OLB - USC
11. Buffalo: Adarius Bowman, WR - Oklahoma State
12. Denver: Kenny Phillips, FS - Miami
13. Carolina: Ryan Clady, OT - Boise State
14. Chicago: Andre' Woodson, QB - Kentucky
15. Detroit: Derrick Harvey, DE - Florida
16. Arizona: Calais Campbell, DE - Miami
17. Minnesota: Quentin Groves, DE - Auburn
18. Houston: Aqib Talib, CB - Kansas
19. Philadelphia: Malcolm Kelly, WR - Oklahoma
20. Tampa Bay: Sam Baker, OT - USC
21. Washington: Limas Sweed, WR - Texas
22. Dallas**: DeSean Jackson, WR - California
23. Pittsburgh: Gosder Cherilus, OT - Boston College
24. Tennessee: James Hardy, WR - Indiana
25. Seattle: Rashard Mendenhall, RB - Illinois
26. Jacksonville: Phillip Merling, DE - Clemson
27. San Diego: Tracy Porter, CB - Indiana
28. Dallas: Leodis McKelvin, CB - Troy
29. San Francisco***: Mario Manningham, WR - Michigan
30. Green Bay: Justin King, CB - Penn State
31. New York Giants: Dan Connor, LB - Penn State
-- New England forfeits pick

* = from San Francisco
** = from Cleveland
*** = from Indianapolis

2nd Round:
32. Miami: Reggie Smith, DB - Oklahoma
33. St. Louis: Ali Highsmith, OLB - LSU
34. Oakland: Kentwan Balmer, DT - North Carolina
35. Kansas City: Chris Williams, OT - Vanderbilt
36. New York Jets: Felix Jones, RB - Arkansas
37. Atlanta: Jeff Otah, OT - Pittsburgh
38. Baltimore: Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, CB - Tennessee State
39. San Francisco: Shawn Crable, OLB - Michigan
40. New Orleans: Antoine Cason, CB - Arizona
41. Buffalo: Charles Godfrey, CB - Iowa
42. Denver: Frank Okam, DT - Texas
43. Carolina: Joe Flacco, QB - Delaware
44. Chicago: Anthony Collins, OT - Kansas
45. Detroit: Jamaal Charles, RB - Texas
46. Cincinnati: Tony Hills, OT - Texas
47. Minnesota: Marcus Griffin, DB - Texas
48. Atlanta****: Early Doucet, WR - LSU
49. Philadelphia: Lawrence Jackson, DE - USC
50. Arizona: Jonathan Stewart, RB - Oregon
51. Washington: Pat Sims, DT - Auburn
52. Tampa Bay: Branden Flowers, CB - Virginia Tech
53. Pittsburgh: Marcus Monk, WR - Arkansas
54. Tennessee: DeJuan Tribble, CB - Boston College
55. Seattle: Martellus Bennett, TE - Texas A&M
56. Cleveland: Mike Hart, RB - Michigan
57. Miami*****: Curtis Lofton, ILB - Oklahoma
58. Jacksonville: Earl Bennett, WR - Vanderbilt
59. Dallas: Steve Slaton, RB - West Virginia
60. Green Bay: John Carlson, TE - Notre Dame
61. Indianapolis: Chris Ellis, DE - Virginia Tech
62. New York Giants: Jonathan Hefney, DB - Tennessee
63. New England: Jerod Mayo, LB - Tennessee

**** = from Houston
***** = from San Diego

Here's a link to the last mock draft we conducted for Week 12

Please leave comments. We're big boys, we can take the criticism (and some praise too)


PantherTalk said...

I really like the Clady pick though I doubt he falls to us.

If Fox is in place, I imagine he'll adopt a win-now attitude since he should've been fired yesterday. I could see us going after a defensive tackle or cornerback instead of Flacco.

Paymon said...

That's a really good point about John Fox. To be honest, I wasn't thinking about that but I probably should have.

Perhaps, they may have gone after CB Branden Flowers from Va Tech or DT Pat Sims from Auburn. CB DeJuan Tribble from BC is one of my favorites, but he's a gambler's mentality.

The Panthers lost their toughness last season and it was not only because they were weak at the position that draws the most ire from critics (QB) following Delhomme's season-ending injury.

Clement said...

Bud Foster has been quoted countless times saying that CB Brandon Flowers is the best defender he's ever coached.

While that doesn't necessarily hold much weight come draft time, it's obvious Tech has produced some talented defenders; specifically at the CB position (DeAngelo Hall should come to mind first).

There are a ton of "gambler" CBs to check out.

I still remember Antoine Cason being projected as a top-10 potential pick all the way back in last September.

Talib is my highest upside guy.

Even if Assante leaves, the Pats know they can acquire CB depth later in the draft.

Armin said...

DT Pat Sims is definitely a steal at 51, in my opinion.

I would dance an Irish Jig if the Skins can land Sims at that pick.

And it's a sight. Ask everyone that saw me dance the Jig I danced when we drafted Sean Taylor (May he rest in peace).

Anonymous said...

Too bad you guys are all dumb and put two jake longs in there. And they are both defensive ends. You guys need to go find another profession.

Paymon said...

If we're dumb, then what do you call ESPN and the NFL Network?

Professionals who do this for a living (all of us have day jobs - this is a hobby) have gotten Jake/Chris Long mixed up early and often in the draft season. The difference is that they have a full-time producer and production assistants in their earpiece correcting them on the fly.

Since you are a Rhodes scholar, you would know by the school and player position that this was a typographical error.

You can decide to appreciate the research and contribute to the marketplace of ideas, or sweat the small stuff. You have chosen the latter.