Thursday, April 24, 2008

2008 NFL Mock Draft Version 7.5

The Dolphins actually signing Jake Long ruined my previous mock. The Chiefs trading Jared Allen to the Vikings didn't help either. Here is the revision as promised. Things have really moved around. I am putting the mock up as an image this time to make things easier. Just click on the picture to enlarge. My comments are after the mock.

1. Previous reports had the Rams pining for Chris Long. Now apparently it is Glenn Dorsey. This pick could be traded to New Orleans or Baltimore.
2. If the Rams take Dorsey that puts Atlanta in a difficult spot. They don't need a DE so Long and Vernon Gholston are out. That leaves Sedrick Ellis and Matt Ryan. I think the Falcons covet Brohm who they can get cheaper. Ellis is a bit of a reach but is a better option than Ryan.
3. Since the Chiefs traded Allen they need a new DE to play opposite Tamba Hali. They may get a shot at Chris Long or Vernon Gholston. The Chiefs aren't known to reach so I think Branden Albert and Ryan Clady are out of the picture.
4. I'm 85% certain the Patriots will trade their pick.
The Ravens will be the first time to take Ryan barring a trade up by Carolina, Chicago, or Minnesota. Ryan could very well be bypassed by the Ravens for offensive line, rush OLB, or CB help. Maybe teams will realize how overhyped and overrated Ryan is.
5. I wanted to give the Bills a CB but they seem to be leaning towards Thomas. Don't be surprised if they do take Leodis McKelvin though.
6. Again, the Broncos prefer Chris Williams over Clady and Otah because he is a better fit for their system.
7. The Chiefs may be reaching, ever so slightly, for Cherilus but they need someone on the line and he is the best remaining option. They would rejoice if Clady or Otah fell to them.
8. The Seahawks, Jaguars, Chargers, and Packers will all try to trade out. The prospects left don't fit their needs very well.
9. I couldn't pass on giving Connor to Miami. He is slightly undersized to be an ILB in Parcells' 3-4. He has the frame to add 5-10 more pounds and then would be a great fit. Miami needs someone inside next to Channing Crowder.
10. I hope you have enjoyed my mock drafts. I have been publishing them since October. The weekend of the draft has finally arrived. Enjoy the draft everyone!

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