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LARRY's MOCK DRAFT with COMMENTS

Posted: 04/19/08

1 MIA Long
DE/OLB
Virginia
Fins will start new era with talent, a name and excitement.
2 STL Dorsey
DT
LSU
Rams have tried DT in round one before, but there should be little worries around Dorsey.
3 ATL Ryan
QB
Boston Col
Falcons would have been tempted by the top two, but go with the new face of the organization after the Vick fiasco.
4 OAK Gholston
DE/OLB
Ohio State
The common thought is McFadden, but the Raiders have RB depth and can re-start the defense which has a good foundation already.
5 KC Long
OT
MIchigan
Once vaunted offensive line is now in need of dire help.  Easy choice with Long.
6 NYJ McFadden
RB
Arkansas
Jets have spent money in the off-season and now get a playmaker to erase memories of a horrible 2007.
7 NE Rivers
OLB
USC
Young linebacker will excel in veteran defense.  Has big upside.
8 BAL Albert
OG/OT
Virginia
Cannot take a QB at this pick, so look to replace Jonathan Ogden.
9 CIN Ellis
DT
USC
Happy he drops to them.  Even the Bengals can't screw this one up.
10 NO McKelvin
CB
Troy
Would have loved Ellis, but go with historic trouble spot with best corner.
11 BUF Thomas
WR
Mich State
Bills improved, but need more weapons.  Potentially a little high at this spot for Thomas, but they have a need. Could trade down.
12 DEN Clady
OT
Vanderbilt
Another need area and Clady fits at this part of the draft.
13 CAR Merling
DE
Clemson
Need infusion of pass rush to help Peppers and Cats go with Merling over Harvey.
14 CHI Otah
OT
Pittsburgh
Bears in dissaray and go for stability with Otah.
15 DET Mayo
ILB
Tennessee
Lions need more playmakers and putting Mayo next to Sims is a good step.
16 ARZ Rodgers-
Cromartie
CB
Tenn St
Can never have enough corners and Tenn. St. star fits the bill.
17 MIN Harvey
DE
Florida
Definitely a need for the Vikes unless they trade this pick for J. Allen.
18 HOU Mendenhall
RB
Illinois
No brainer for Texans.  A top flight RB would go nicely with Schaub and Andre Johnson.
19 PHI Williams
OT
Vanderbilt
Eagles like to build offensive and defensive line depth and Williams can learn behind Thomas and Runyon.
20 TB Talib
CB
Kansas
Bucs are always tempted by skill players, but Talib fits well at this spot and corner is a short and long term need for the Tampa.
21 WAS Balmer
DT
North Car
Solid pick who can develop into an All-Pro for the new coach.
22 DAL Jones
RB
Arkansas
Swap one RB named Jones for another, but Felix looks like a good complement to Barber and is from Arkansas.
23 PIT Cherilus
OT
Boston Col
Steelers suddenly weak in the o-line and Cherilus fits their blue-collar style.
24 TEN Jenkins
CB
South FL
Tempted to go WR, but need some depth behind veteran corners.
25 SEA Jackson
WR
California
Seahawks do not have many need areas and take a shot with a potential playmaker.
26 JAC Connor
ILB
Penn State
Conner can fill in for Mike Peterson who has been often injured of late and will allow Daryl Smith to stay outside.
27 SD Stewart
RB
Oregon
Stewart drops because of the surgery and the Chargers could use a new backup for LT who is not getting any younger.  Quality pick for a team with few holes.
28 DAL Flowers
CB
Va Tech
Cowboys jump to the other side of the ball to bolster secondary.
29 SF Campbell
DE
Miami
Niners obviously need more talent on defense and this a good spot for Campbell and a need for SF.
30 GB Jackson
DE
USC
Saw how the Giants pass rush helped beat them in the playoffs and look to add depth.
NE Forfeited Nobody will cry for the Patriots, especially the Giants who get to pick one slot earlier.
31 NYG Sweed
WR
Texas
G-men still on the championship high and can afford to take a shot at another playmaker in Sweed.