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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/200...rt1/index.html Mock NFL Draft No. 1 Pick Team Pos. Player College Class Ht. Wt. 1 QB JaMarcus Russell LSU Jr. 6-6 260 If it were my call, the pick would be Notre Dame's Brady Quinn, who has the track record ...

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Old 01-26-2007, 02:07 PM   #1
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SI's updated mock draft

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Mock NFL Draft No. 1
Pick Team Pos. Player College Class Ht. Wt.
1 QB JaMarcus Russell LSU Jr. 6-6 260
If it were my call, the pick would be Notre Dame's Brady Quinn, who has the track record you're looking for in a quarterback. But the early word is that the Raiders are ga-ga over Russell's size and big arm.

2 QB Brady Quinn Notre Dame Sr. 6-4 228
The Lions are sending out plenty of smoke signals that the pick could be Clemson DE Gaines Adams or Wisconsin OT Joe Thomas. But don't be stupid, Matt Millen. You take Quinn, have him sit and watch Jon Kitna play for a year, and hand him the ball in 2008.

3 # OT Joe Thomas Wisconsin Sr. 6-8 315
The Browns and Bucs coin flip at the NFL Combine for the No. 3 and 4 spots could be huge. For now, we'll give the Browns Thomas, this year's premier offensive lineman. Cleveland's OL had trouble from day one of training camp in 2006.
(# -- Coin flip at NFL combine between Browns and Bucs for No. 3 pick)

4 # WR Calvin Johnson Georgia Tech Jr. 6-5 235
If one of the top two quarterbacks should linger, Tampa Bay might bite. But there would be no delay in turning in the card for Johnson at No. 4. He's the draft's can't-miss offensive talent.
(# -- Coin flip at NFL combine between Browns and Bucs for No. 3 pick)

5 DE Gaines Adams Clemson Sr. 6-5 260
The Cardinals should have their choice of defensive stars: Adams, Arkansas DE Jamaal Anderson or Michigan DT Alan Branch. Those three could come off the board in order at 5-6-7.

6 DE Jamaal Anderson Arkansas Jr. 6-6 280
Gregg Williams' defense hardly breathed on opposing quarterbacks in 2006, so Anderson's edge rushing skills should look pretty appealing to the Redskins.

7 WR Ted Ginn, Jr. Ohio State Jr. 6-0 180
Brad Childress comes out of the Andy Reid school of thinking that you build a team from the inside out, concentrating on your lineman first. But Minny's anemic offense needs playmakers at receiver, and Ginn's speed is enticing.

8 RB Adrian Peterson Oklahoma Jr. 6-2 220
See, there was a plan after all. No Reggie Bush? No problem. Peterson is this year's elite runner and should end the Texans' backfield problems. Now, about that snub of Vince Young ...

9 DT Alan Branch Michigan Jr. 6-6 330
The Dolphins defense is getting older by the minute, and Branch is a top-rated lineman who's big enough at 6-5, 330 to play on the nose, and athletic enough to shift to end when needed.

10 WR Dwayne Jarrett USC Jr. 6-5 210
We know this might be a bit high for Jarrett, but as even Falcons owner Arthur Blank has noted, Atlanta doesn't have any receivers who can catch the ball. If you're giving Michael Vick one last shot, at least find him a go-to guy other than Alge Crumpler.

11 S Reggie Nelson Florida Jr. 6-1 195
Nelson stands out as a prospect who can handle both skill sets that are required of top-flight safeties in the NFL. He can hit, and he can cover.

12 CB Leon Hall Michigan Sr. 5-11 195
We'll go straight need pick here, giving the Bills the draft's top-rated cornerback in anticipation of them losing Nate Clements in free agency. Hall is a proven performer.

13 DT Amobi Okoye Louisville Sr. 6-1 315
Okoye blew people away during Senior Bowl workouts this week. He weighed in a little light at 287 pounds (down from 305), but his blend of speed and athleticism makes him a disruptive force in the middle.

14 DE Adam Carriker Nebraska Sr. 6-6 295
If Mike Rucker has indeed played his last game as a Panther, Carriker would fit nicely lining up opposite of left end Julius Peppers. His stock is expected to rise after his Combine workout. LSU safety LaRon Landry would be another solid option.

15 DE Jarvis Moss Florida Jr. 6-6 250
If new Steelers coach Mike Tomlin switches to the 4-3 defensive formation that he knows -- and that's no given since he retained Dick LeBeau as coordinator -- he could be in the market for an edge rusher like Moss.

16 RB Marshawn Lynch California Jr. 5-11 216
Lynch would give the Packers offense the big-play dimension it has lacked in the running game since Ahman Green's last great season, in 2003. Lynch can carry the mail.

17 DE Charles Johnson Georgia Jr. 6-2 272
The Jaguars covet a pass rusher and would be thrilled if Moss, the Gators standout, remains on the board for them. Barring that, they'll settle for Johnson, who was on the other side of the Florida-Georgia rivalry in college.

18 C Ryan Kalil USC Sr. 6-3 290
The Bengals need a defensive tackle to take over for the ancient Sam Adams, but figure to miss out on both Branch and Okoye. Kalil is a bit undersized, but has great technique.

19 WR Robert Meachem Tennessee Jr. 6-3 211
The Titans could use an upgrade at receiver and Meachem has the added bonus of being a Vol. But Tennessee could consider either LSU's Dwayne Bowe or South Carolina's Sidney Rice as well.

20 S LaRon Landry LSU Sr. 6-2 202
New York signed safety Will Demps last year, but his first season as a Giant was inauspicious at best. Landry is an athletic, play-making free safety who can roam the deep middle and tighten up that New York secondary.

21 CB Daymeion Hughes California Sr. 6-2 188
With the death of Darrent Williams, the Broncos are in need of a replacement in their secondary. Hughes needs to run well at the Combine to climb this high, but he has been very consistent and productive in college.

22 OT Levi Brown Penn State Sr. 6-5 328
Brown would represent great value for the Cowboys, because some draft-niks have him cracking the top 10. Though Dallas would ideally like to address its secondary issues, Brown offers them help at tackle should Marc Colombo escape in free agency.

23 WR Sidney Rice South Carolina So. 6-4 202
The Chiefs appear to be in luck in that their need for a receiving threat jives nicely with what should be available at this point in the first round. Another year with just Eddie Kennison and Sammy Parker won't cut it.

24 WR Dwayne Bowe LSU Sr. 6-3 220
With Tedy Bruschi mulling retirement, the Pats desperately need help at inside linebacker. But they have two first-rounders to work with. For now, we're giving them Bowe, who addresses their deficiency at receiver. He had a great Senior Bowl week.

25 DT Tank Tyler North Carolina State Sr. 6-2 310
The Jets made due with veteran Kimo von Oelhoffen on the nose last season, but Tyler would give them a prospect to groom at that key position.

26 OLB Lawrence Timmons Florida State Jr. 6- 230
The Eagles need to upgrade at linebacker and Timmons is a great athlete who could step right into the outside spot that Dhani Jones manned in 2006.

27 CB Darrelle Revis Pittsburgh Jr. 6-0 205
After the rocky postseason turned in by cornerback Fred Thomas, the Saints know where they need to focus on draft day. Texas CB Aaron Ross or Arkansas CB Chris Houston are other cover men the Saints might be looking at.

28 ILB Patrick Willis Mississippi Sr. 6-2 240
If the Patriots go receiver with their first No. 1, they're almost certain to spend their second on an inside linebacker who can replace either Bruschi or Junior Seau, allowing Mike Vrabel to shift back outside.

29 LB Stewart Bradley Nebraska Sr. 6-4 250
Bradley had a great week in Mobile, and really elevated himself into contention for the bottom of the first round. The Ravens could lose Adalius Thomas in free agency, and find themselves looking for someone who can handle himself in coverage.

30 S Michael Griffin Texas Sr. 6-0 205
Griffin got a bump from his Senior Bowl week as well, and gets high marks for his work in both coverage and against the run. The Chargers need help at receiver, too, so if Bowe should tumble they'd have a choice to make.

31 * OLB Paul Posluszny Penn State Sr. 6-2 238
If the Colts lose weakside linebacker Cato June in free agency as expected, finding his replacement becomes job one. Posluszny is an active, play-making presence who fits best on the weak side in the Colts' "Tampa 2" defensive scheme.
(* -- Depends on Super Bowl)

32 * TE Greg Olsen Miami Jr. 6-5 250
The thought is that despite Desmond Clark's fine season, the Bears still need to broaden their offensive options by giving Rex Grossman a Jeremy Shockey-type to play pitch-and-catch with. Olsen is the top-rated tight end in this year's class.
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Old 01-26-2007, 02:09 PM   #2
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RE: SI

Anyone of those players from 24-28 would make me happy.
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Old 01-27-2007, 12:19 AM   #3
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RE: SI

anyone know how many picks we got in the 2007 nfl draft?
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Old 01-27-2007, 12:25 AM   #4
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I think we shold trade up and draft marshawn lynch...

Can anyone say wishbone???
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Old 01-27-2007, 10:27 AM   #5
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We've got our seven plus 2 extra 4ths, and if stallworth gets signed before free agency the 4 becomes a 3
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We've got our seven plus 2 extra 4ths, and if stallworth gets signed before free agency the 4 becomes a 3
You are assuming we got a seventh for Gandy because we gave up a seventh for Shanle.
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Old 01-27-2007, 02:43 PM   #7
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I don't think Payton passes on a great player like Willis. He idles exactly what Payton loves, a talented player with a heart for the sport and stays away from trouble. Sorta like Deuce, kinda like the pick we got, but Willis woulld definitely be 10x better
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22 OT Levi Brown Penn State Sr. 6-5 328
23 WR Sidney Rice South Carolina So. 6-4 202
24 WR Dwayne Bowe LSU Sr. 6-3 220
25 DT Tank Tyler North Carolina State Sr. 6-2 310
26 OLB Lawrence Timmons Florida State Jr. 6- 230
27 CB Darrelle Revis Pittsburgh Jr. 6-0 205
28 ILB Patrick Willis Mississippi Sr. 6-2 240
29 LB Stewart Bradley Nebraska Sr. 6-4 250
30 S Michael Griffin Texas Sr. 6-0 205
31 * OLB Paul Posluszny Penn State Sr. 6-2 238
32 * TE Greg Olsen Miami Jr. 6-5 250

That would be nice to have this group of players availble to go after at 27. How sweet that would be. All but Timmons for some reason I do not want the kid and I can not figure out why.

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All but Timmons for some reason I do not want the kid and I can not figure out why.
Because he played for Bowden at Florida State.
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Old 01-28-2007, 09:14 AM   #10
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it could be as simple as that gandhi
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