this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; FIRST ROUND BUZZ Pick Team Player Pos. School 1. Texans Mario Williams DE N.C. State In what could end up being a stunning turn of events, league sources tell FOXSports.com that the Texans are in intense negotiations with the agent ...
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|04-28-2006, 06:46 PM||#1|
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FIRST ROUND BUZZ
Pick Team Player Pos. School
1. Texans Mario Williams DE N.C. State
In what could end up being a stunning turn of events, league sources tell FOXSports.com that the Texans are in intense negotiations with the agent for N.C. State defensive end Mario Williams to become the No. 1 pick in the draft. The Texans have even gone as far as telling Williams' people that he is their No. 1 choice.
2. Saints Reggie Bush RB USC
First-year head coach Sean Payton will be jumping for joy to get one of the most dynamic players to enter the NFL in years.
3. Titans Matt Leinart QB Southern Cal
Little known story: when the Vikings were shopping Daunte Culpepper, they pretty much had a done deal with Tennessee until Culpepper told them he wouldn't play there. Why had they gone after him? According to team sources, offensive coordinator Norm Chow wanted Leinart but didn't think he would be there at No. 3 (this was before the Saints signed Brees). If they wanted Vince Young or Leinart, why would they need to try to trade for 'Pep? Most others believe Young is the pick here but I'll stick with Leinart. Of course, there are also those strong rumors that the owner wants Houston boy Young.
4. Jets D'Brickashaw Ferguson OT Virginia
If the Saints go with Hawk then the Jets should take Mario Williams, who would fit the Richard Seymour role on Eric Mangini's defense. The Jets also like Hawk but right now they pretty much know that somehow they need to keep a quarterback healthy. Ferguson was a man amongst boys at the Senior Bowl. He'll add weight with the right strength coach and his feet are incredible for his position. If Young goes to the Texans how do they pass up on Leinart? You think Mike Tannenbaum wants to keep reading all those Eli Manning stories every single week?
5. Packers Vernon Davis TE Maryland
Should come down to Hawk and Davis. Lately, word is that Davis' stock is rapidly rising within Packerland but how do you pass up on a near-sure defender like Hawk?
6. 49ers A.J. Hawk LB Ohio State
Hoping that Hawk or Ferguson can get to them and if not, they'll probably try to sell the pick a few slots to someone who wants to jump the Raiders for Vince Young. However, if somehow, someway they can get Ferguson they'll probably try to trade Kwame Harris then throw a party that they got the draft's best tackle to put next to Larry Allen. If Hawk is taken by the Packers and they can't trade out they'll take Davis but talk about Michael Huff before pulling the trigger.
7. Raiders Vince Young QB Texas
Young has something no other quarterback in this draft possesses. If it's first-and-10 with 14:00 in the first quarter or fourth-and-17 with :02 remaining down by 6ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã‚Â¦ he's the exact same guy in the huddle! You can say whatever you want about the Wonderlic but Young beat pretty much a pro team on college football's biggest stage by himself! Some believe Young's a smokescreen and they really want Davis.
8. Bills Brodrick Bunkley DT Florida St.
With Dick Jauron there they should go defense. The Bills are also looking for takers who want to trade up for Jay Cutler. The Cards and Rams could both be in play here.
9. Lions Michael Huff S Texas
The Texas safety would probably have gone earlier if he agreed to work out at corner at the Senior Bowl but he declined. Detroit would also probably look at offensive and defensive line at this slot as well.
10. Cardinals Ernie Sims LB Florida State
If Vince Young somehow slips, they scoop him up. If Bunkley is still available they could also go after him. Arizona has concerns with Sims' concussion history but Denny Green loves him as a player. Doesn't want to get sucked into drafting Cutler but may be too tempted if he's available at 10, or even at 8 if the Bills offer it up. Looking DB as well with Huff, Jimmy Williams and even South Carolina's Jonathan Joseph.
11. Rams Jay Cutler QB Vanderbilt
Could go with a corner like Tye Hill or Jason Allen. However, they like Cutler and incumbent Marc Bulger has not shown he can stay healthy for a whole year. Could also go for a pass rusher.
Haloti Ngata DT Oregon
Would probably want Bunkley if he's there but Ngata's strength is too attractive to pass up. Could also look at an outside rusher.
13. Ravens Kamerion Wimbley DE Florida State
They are hoping Ngata can fall to their spot. Won't go QB, even if one is there as they await the release of Steve McNair. Team is built on defense and Wimbley would fit their scheme well. This pick could also be in play for a trade.
14. Eagles Winston Justice OT Southern Cal
If he's still on the board but they could also decide to go with a wideout or, believe it or not, a defensive back because of how deep this position is. Justice, however, makes the most sense for what they do.
15. Broncos (from Falcons) Santonio Holmes WR Ohio State
Doesn't possess the size of Florida's Chad Jackson but many inside the NFL think Holmes will be more explosive. Will also look at Lawson and even a running back like Laurence Maroney.
16. Dolphins Antonio Cromartie DB Florida State
The Dolphins are a crap shoot but Cromartie's freakish athletic ability may make him worth it here for Saban. Also would look at a guy like Fresno State CB Richard Marshall. Also like Ohio State LB Bobby Carpenter.
17. Vikings Chad Greenway LB Iowa
Like Cutler but he'll likely be gone. Could also look at a DB.
18. Cowboys Bobby Carpenter LB Ohio State
Could also look at a guy like CB Jason Allen to help bolster their secondary and DE Manny Lawson of N.C. State.
19. Chargers Marcus McNeil OT Auburn
They need help protecting their new young starting QB. Could also look for help at WR and DB.
(from Bills) Manny Lawson DE N.C. State
Would rather have a defensive end but would also look at a corner for help. Head coach Herman Edwards is also considering Virginia Tech defensive back Jimmy Williams.
21. Patriots Donte Wittner S Ohio State
He reminds some of the way Rodney Harrison plays. They'll look for the best available defensive player. If Lawson is available they can grab him to replace Willie McGinest. If Greenway fell here we could see him as the pick considering the relationship between Bill Belichick and Greeway's college coach Kirk Ferentz. They also like Bobby Carpenter. New England is also a late entry into the Javon Walker derby.
(from Redskins) Jonathan Joseph CB South Carolina
Just looking for best available defensive player like Joseph, Donte Wittner and Jason Allen or even Jimmy Williams.
23. Buccaneers Chad Jackson WR Florida
Jon Gruden is always looking for more offensive firepower. Could also go with a corner to be Ronde Barber's successor or an offensive lineman.
24. Bengals Jimmy Williams CB Virginia Tech
Need help in the secondary and at TE but they don't have any TE but Davis rated this high. May also look to trade their pick. Williams' stock has slipped dramatically because of character concerns, even though is college coach sent a letter to teams this week insisting such concerns should not be felt.
25. Giants DeMeco Ryans LB Alabama
They are looking for more help on a defensive unit that is shaping up to be one of the best personnel-wise in the NFL. Most pundits think they go with a running back here. We don't. Instead we think they go with best available help in the LBs or DBs. Could look at help at DT if the right guy is there too.
26. Bears Tye Hill DB Clemson
Bears could also look to get out of this pick and grab additional selections, which could be smart considering the draft falls off at about 24 to 25.
27. Panthers Joseph Addai RB LSU
Every other mock has LenDale White, which is why we went another direction here. Is it ever the consensus pick? Nope! They'll have a discussion between a few of the RBs such as Addai, Laurence Maroney and DeAngelo Williams on the board and maybe even help in the trenches.
28. Jaguars Marcedes Lewis TE UCLA
Could also look for help in the secondary.
29. Jets DeAngelo Williams RB Memphis
Jets need help in all sorts of areas but they also need a stud to replace Curtis Martin when he hangs up his stellar career. Wouldn't be surprised if they went QB either.
30. Colts Laurence Maroney RB Minnesota
Need a back here to replace Edgerrin James.
31. Seahawks Kelly Jennings CB Miami
Need help at corner. Could also look to fill the void left by Steve Hutchinson and grab a top-notch guard or even a center like Nick Mangold.
32. Steelers LenDale White RB Southern Cal
It's hard to draft a guy who hasn't run a 40 yet but the Steelers did the same last year and it paid off when they drafted TE Heath Miller. Could always go OL as well.
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|04-28-2006, 06:55 PM||#4|
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RE: newest draft from glazer with houston picking mario
i guess it depends on what offers we get... and to where...
|04-28-2006, 07:05 PM||#9|
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Just heard it on nfl network too. They are close to a deal with Mario and it is cheaper than bush's deal. now we save money too. we can only hope Bush wants to play for us. If not hey the trade value is would be great.