Tuesday, April 7, 2009

SCU Mock 2009 NFL Draft v2.0

Here is the link to v1.0.

We are under a month for the draft, and I wanted to update my original draft with the rest of my first round picks, and to reflect the recent action of the Cutler deal. People would like to think that things have changed, but I don’t really think they have all that much. Im not going to go into much more explanation outside of the top 10, so forgive me for not being a Mel Kiper wannabe.

1. Detroit Lions - QB Matt Stafford, GEORGIA

Well, despite their best interests, I think Matt Stafford is probably going to go number one. Jason Smith or Aaron Curry should be here, but they wont be. Stafford is the best QB in the draft, and the Lions are going to start anew with him. He may start from day one which is a nightmare situation, but I guess there is no alternative. Oh wait, Jay Cutler? No? Well, yeah, you are screwed then.
Prev Pick: Jason Smith, BAYLOR

2. St Louis Rams - OT Jason Smith, BAYLOR

The Rams need a guy that can take the place of Orlando Pace, and Jason smith is going to be better than Pace. He is a strong and speedy tackle, and should be a great asset to a line that has struggled to protect Bulger. It is a Tackle heavy draft, but its always nice to get the best one. These guys are starters from day one, as also said before, and the Rams will need that.
Prev Pick: OT Eugene Monroe, UVA

3. Kansas City Chiefs - LB Aaron Curry, WAKE FOREST

Man, Curry is a beast. The guy just has a ton of potential at linebacker for the Chiefs, especially on a defense that really needs the help. I originally thought Maybin would be here as the consensus pick, but the combine wasn’t as friendly to him as it could have been. Curry has as much upside as Patrick Willis, and should be quicker and and better at a key position.
Prev Pick: SAME

4. Seattle Seahawks - OT Eugene Monroe, UVA

The Seahawks need everything but a WR, and we may even see them reach for a RB or QB here, or trade down to avoid paying for one. Monroe is one of the best tackles behind Smith, and you never pass up a talent at OT, but the Seahawks are hurting everywhere. This is a toss up if Stafford goes #1.
Prev Pick: Matt Stafford, GEORGIA

5. Cleveland Browns - OLB, DE Aaron Maybin, PSU

Maybin was as high as number one on some boards, and I don’t think the Browns could pass up one of the best players in the draft, especially with their ailing defense. Maybin will be a star, and has put on some weight since the combine, so you can expect that many a big hits are in his future. He could be the next big name on defense, I would be shocked if he was a bust.

Prev Pick: SAME

6. Cincinatti Bengals - WR Michael Crabtree, TX TECH

Crabtree is the best player in the draft in my opinion, and the foot injury isnt a bad enough thing to keep him out of the top 10. If he falls this far, he wont get past Cincy, who just lost their best receiver. The guy is a ridiculous talent, and may be on the same level of potential as Calvin Johnson was. I would think this guy could be a 100 catch 15TD player down the road, and boy does this team need him.
Prev Pick: SAME

7. Oakland Raiders - WR Jeremy Maclin, MISSOURI

Wow, what a crapfest the Raiders have become. Thank you Al Davis. The Raiders have no one left in their receiving corps, and Maclin could be that big play guy they are looking for to help out Russell. God knows he needs it. They could also go OLine here, but im not sure if the Raiders draft people are that smart. Maclin is a rocket off the line with a 4.4 40, and you can expect that the upside on him will be enough for the Raiders to take him.
Prev Pick: SAME

8. Jacksonville Jaguars - OT Michael Oher, OLE MISS

Jacksonville needs some playmakers to help Garrard, but they also need to protect him. Their line has been suspect over the years and Oher may be the guy to fix it. I would have put Smith here, but the guy is a washout, much to Oher's benefit. If Maclin makes it down here, the Jags will take him, but I would expect them to definitely want to shore up problems up front as well.

Prev Pick: SAME

9. Green Bay Packers - DE Brian Orakpo, UT

The Packers may be switching to a 3-4 next year, and Orakpo should fit into that scheme from what I have seen. He has the speed and the know how to be a great OLB or DE, and you can believe that the Packers need the help with their awful rush defense from last year.

Prev Pick: SAME

10. San Fransisco 49ers - QB Mark Sanchez, USC

Holy crap, this pick could be the most up in the air for the entire draft. The Niners have a huge amount of holes and a QB that hasn’t had a healthy season since he was drafted. I didn’t think that Sanchez would go here before, but I have a feeling that after his great pro day, he will. Sanchez has the tools to be a good fit in the NFL, pro style offense, etc, but may not be an elite prospect. San Fran may wait one more year for Bradford or the others, but who knows.


11. Buffalo Bills - DE BJ Raji, BOSTON COLLEGE

12. Denver Broncos - DE Everette Brown, FLORIDA

13. Washington Redskins - OT Andre Smith, ALABAMA

14. New Orleans Saints - CB Malcom Jenkins, OSU

15. Houston Texans - LB Brian Cushing, USC

16. San Diego Chargers - DT Robert Ayers, TENNESSEE

17. New York Jets - QB Josh Freeman, KSU

18. Denver Broncos - DE Michael Johnson, GTECH

19. Tampa Bay Bucs - RB Knowshon Moreno, GEORGIA

20. Detroit Lions - CB Vontae Davis, ILL

21. Philidelphia Eagles - RB Chris Wells, OSU

22. Minnesota Vikings - WR Percy Harvin, FLORIDA

23. New England Patriots - LB Ray Maualunga, USC

24. Atlanta Falcons - DT Peria Jerry, OLE MISS

25. Miami Dolphins - TE Brandon Pettigrew OSU

26. Baltimore Ravens - DT Evander Hood, MIZZOU

27. Indianapolis Colts - LB Clay Matthews, USC

28. Philadelphia Eagles - OT Eben Britton, ARIZONA

29. New York Giants - WR Hakeem Nicks, UNC

30. Tennesee Titans - CB DJ Moore, VANDY

31. Arizona Cardinals - RB LeSean McCoy, PITT

32. Pittsburgh Steelers - C Alex Mack,

That's my first round, so far, and again, I have no experience doing this. Please take that into consideration when looking at this. The draft is pretty up in the air this year, and I hope it goes well for my team. I love watching the draft, no doubt, and maybe ill come close to what I predicted. I don’t think that the teams really have a set draft plan either, other than position needed and their board, so I assume that when the pick comes, they may have just as much of a problem as I did when I was writing this.


  1. Oher 8 & 13? Cool that's how to really get paid$$$$$

  2. Can Aaron maybin be picked TWICE in this draft (CLE and DEN)? In the first round? Is he that good?

  3. Sorry, I did a lot of copy and paste work from a word doc I had.

  4. Ok, should be fixed now. This is the last time I work from my post on a word doc.

  5. Pretty good mock draft overall. LeSean McCoy is no longer on the first round radar as several RB prospects will likely be be taken ahead of him, including and not limited to Donald Brown, Shonn Greene, or Javon Ringer.

  6. If the Lions go QB at #1, they are going to go OL or LB at #20. Most everyone around the Lions is suggesting Maualuga or Laurinaitis is their guy at #20.

    Interesting to see the 69ers reach for a QB again. Dirty Sanchez is not going to be any better than Alex Smith was. It'll be the 69ers taking it up the ass yet again.

  7. Not a bad prediction. I Like the Patriots pick. Not sure if he will fall that far though. Can only hope!

  8. no way stafford goes no. 1. stupid f'ing call