We’re less than 48 hours from the start of the 2009 NFL Draft, and draftniks around the country are geared up and ready to go. This has been a very hard draft to get a hold on, as various reports have come out that could have Aaron Curry going anywhere in the first dozen picks and teams jumping over each other to trade up for Mark Sanchez. Depending on who lands Sanchez, a domino effect will be created that could result in Jason Campbell, Derek Anderson or Brady Quinn traded mid-draft. After taking all the news of the last week and the entire off-season into account, I am proud to present my 2009 NFL mock draft.
I am going to run through this mock based on this current order, but as trades in the first round are a given, especially in recent years, I also want to identify the draft spots that teams looking to trade up should target. Will I be able to catch all the trades that eventually happen on Saturday? Not a chance, but this format should be good fun and hopefully more informative, as any mock that has no trades projected is likely to be missing the eventual correct draft order.
Check out the Cafe NFL Mock Draft for the Fantasy Football Cafe’s community look at how the draft could play out. The Cafe Mock was started in the middle of March and ran through this Wednesday, with three rounds completed and a ton of good analysis given. Kudos to madaslives911 and The Lung for doing a great job in pulling off such a daunting project.
Last notice: several hours were put into this mock draft, and with the ever-changing landscape of draft stocks and team needs, I’m still likely to come nowhere near the actual results. I’ll do my best to explain how I came to each pick. So here we go!
1. Detroit Lions: Matthew Stafford, QB, Georgia
The Lions have a new regime in place, along with a new head coach. All that’s left to complete the makeover is a new franchise QB. Many will point to Stafford’s poor completion percentage as an indicator that he could be a future bust. I tend to side with those people, but the Lions’ need for a quarterback outweighs that bust potential. Jon Kitna is gone, Dante Culpepper is on his last legs, and Drew Stanton is not the answer, in the eyes of Detroit. I see Stafford struggling in Detroit initially, and the Lions would be well-served to bench Stafford for one-to-two years while they add pieces on both sides of the ball. With all that they will be investing in Stafford, they need to give him the best chance to succeed.
Other options: LB Aaron Curry, OT Jason Smith
2. St. Louis Rams: Jason Smith, OT, Baylor
Orlando Pace is gone, and Alex Barron has been a disaster. The Rams will be very hesitant to install Barron on the blind side, so adding a franchise tackle should be their top priority. Smith is still relatively new to the tackle position, having come to the Bears as a tight end. This has many scouts drooling at his potential upside, and a great work ethic only adds to the probability of him reaching that upside. St. Louis also has a huge need at wide receiver, and they would also like to add a quality middle linebacker to send Will Witherspoon to the outside.
Other options: OT Eugene Monroe, LB Aaron Curry, WR Michael Crabtree, QB Mark Sanchez
Kansas City and Scott Pioli want to trade down and acquire more quality picks. It’s nearly impossible to trade out of the top-five, as no one wants to pay the price tag that comes with owning one of the top selections. It’s rare to find a player that has teams willing to pay the price of draft picks and a huge contract, but it seems likely that Mark Sanchez is such a player to some teams. Even though Seattle has flatly denied interest in Sanchez, the general buzz is that Sanchez will be a top-five pick. This slot is where teams will likely have to trade up to if they want to grab him. Look for Washington, Denver, San Francisco, or maybe the New York Jets to put a package of picks together and move up to three to select Mark Sanchez. My money is on Denver.
3. Kansas City Chiefs: Eugene Monroe, OT, Virginia
Failing a trade down, Kansas City will be faced with choosing between another Virginia tackle to pair with 2008 first-rounder Branden Albert or the prospect most likely to succeed from this draft, Aaron Curry, to fill their LB need. Monroe has a red flag due to his faulty knees, but many people were quick to point out that Anthony Munoz, quite possibly the best offensive tackle in the history of the NFL, had the exact same red flag when he entered the league. Right now I’m about 50/50 between Monroe and Curry if the Chiefs keep this selection, but I see the most likely scenario being a team trading up to select Mark Sanchez in this spot.
Other options: LB Aaron Curry, DT B.J. Raji, WR Michael Crabtree
4. Seattle Seahawks: Mark Sanchez, QB, USC
While Seattle denied that they were considering drafting a QB, this would be the perfect way to turn the page on the Mike Holmgren era. Drafting Matt Hasselbeck’s future replacement now, while the team has a shot at an elite-level QB, makes sense for the Seattle franchise. It only helps that Sanchez is the perfect fit for the Seattle offense, which involves making quick decisions and being consistently accurate. Sanchez is the antithesis of Stafford, having a great completion percentage yet little experience starting. However, Matt Cassel’s success in the NFL last season devalues the concept of experience and promotes the need to find the right guy for your system.
Other options: LB Aaron Curry, OT Eugene Monroe, WR Michael Crabtree
With Aaron Curry slipping out of the top four picks, a few teams in the 9-16 range will likely consider what it would take to trade up to five and take Curry. Buffalo is also interested in getting in front of Cincinnati and taking Andre Smith. Cleveland has more holes than picks and would be expected to work the phones in an attempt to trade down to 9-12, where they can still land an elite pass-rushing linebacker. I’d pick Buffalo to give up a pick or two and assure themselves of landing Smith.
5. Cleveland Browns: Aaron Curry, LB, Wake Forest
Even with two highly-touted QBs sure to go early, Curry is still looked at as possibly the best player in this draft. That should give you some idea as to the excellence of his game. He could conceivably go to any team in the top five, as it’s rare for an elite linebacker to come into the league ready to contribute immediately. He really should be Cleveland’s top option, so they would be thrilled to see him on the board here. He does everything right, and the few kinks he does have (over-aggressiveness, pass recognition) can be worked out by coaches and with experience.
Other options: DT B.J. Raji, WR Michael Crabtree, DE/OLB Brian Orakpo, QB Mark Sanchez
6. Cincinnati Bengals: B.J. Raji, DT, Boston College
As the report that he tested positive for marijuana at the Combine proved to be false, Raji has solidified himself as a top-ten pick, with many people expecting him to land somewhere in the top five. Men of his size to clog up the middle are few and far between and the first step to improving a team’s rush defense. Raji isn’t likely to rack up a lot of sacks (though he did have eight in 13 games last season), but he’ll occupy two blockers on most plays and open up blitzing lanes. The Bengals are reportedly torn between selecting Raji and Andre Smith. Both prospects have character concerns and both man hard-to-find roles on the line. When all is said and done, I think Raji makes a bit more sense for Cincinnati.
Other options: OT Andre Smith, OT Eugene Monroe
7. Oakland Raiders: Jeremy Maclin, WR, Missouri
Oakland has had one of the worst WR groups in the league for the last few years, a far cry from the days of Tim Brown, James Jett and the other great pass-catchers. While Maclin is no lock to be a great NFL starter in his career, he has the plus-speed that the Raiders love and could potentially been an elite kick and punt returner as well, putting him the mold of Brown. He’ll have to adjust to playing in a pro-style offense, and this adjustment is what will make or break him. The Raiders could go many ways, and should explore trading down with a team looking to land the still-available Crabtree or Andre Smith.
Other options: WR Michael Crabtree, WR Darrius Heyward-Bey, OT Andre Smith, DE Brian Orakpo
8. Jacksonville Jaguars: Michael Crabtree, WR, Texas Tech
Jacksonville would be extremely fortunate to see Crabtree fall this far, as their need for quality WRs is only equaled by Oakland. Crabtree has 40 TDs and 3,000 yards in only two years of college ball. He’s made highlight-reel catches (as this Texas fan can attest to), as well as been the reliable go-to guy in a pass-happy offense. Because of that offense, however, he’ll have to prove he can succeed in an NFL-type offense. This uncertainty, combined with the obvious health issues that abound, could push Crabtree out of the top five and down to Jacksonville. If he and Jeremy Maclin are unavailable, the Jaguars will explore a trade.
Other options: WR Jeremy Maclin, QB Mark Sanchez, DT B.J. Raji, CB/S Malcom Jenkins, OT Michael Oher
9. Green Bay Packers: Tyson Jackson, DE, LSU
If the board plays out how I have it, the Packers will have a very difficult decision to make. Do they take the prototypical 3-4 DE and start building their 3-4 defense? Do they pick up their top-rated blitz linebacker? Or do they land one of the few top-notch offensive tackles? In the end, I’ve settled on the Packers grabbing Jackson, a player whose stock has risen significantly over the past month. He has great size and makes solid penetration at the point of attack. The Packers will be able to add a good DE/OLB or some depth at OT later; there’s not likely to be a similar player to Jackson available to them anytime soon.
Other options: DE/OLB Brian Orakpo, OT Michael Oher, DE/OLB Aaron Maybin
10. San Francisco 49ers: Michael Oher, OT, Mississippi
The 49ers need to bring in either a franchise QB or a franchise tackle in this draft. If they are unable to secure Mark Sanchez, they will likely turn their attention to landing a tackle. They are reportedly high on Oher, even though Oher will need to be coached up. His life was chronicled in Michael Lewis’ “The Blind Side” as one of significant ups and downs. He has everything you look for physically in a left tackle, although it will take significant work to iron out his game. Considering how he looks when he flashes his amazing potential, he’s definitely worth this pick.
Other options: DE/OLB Brian Orakpo, OT Andre Smith, QB Josh Freeman
11. Buffalo Bills: Andre Smith, OT, Alabama
Buffalo is rumored to be looking to trade up in the draft to secure Smith. With the way this mock has played out, Smith actually fell right into their laps. That’s not likely to happen on Draft Day. Smith put on a clinic at the Combine — a clinic in how not to impress your future employers. The word is that he’s rebuilt his value at this time, although I would be very hesitant to hand out a big contract to a guy that whiffed that epically in his big audition. Still, the Bills have a huge hole after trading Jason Peters and are definitely going to add a tackle with one of their first-round picks.
Other options: OT Michael Oher, DE Brian Orakpo, DE Aaron Maybin, DE Robert Ayers, TE Brandon Pettigrew
12. Denver Broncos: Brian Orakpo, DE/OLB, Texas
A product of trading away franchise QB Jay Cutler is that Denver has plenty of picks to help build their 3-4 defense. Orakpo is the highest rated rush linebacker in the draft this year, so another 3-4 team could possibly fall in love with him and take him before this pick. He was absolutely dominant while at Texas, and putting him at outside linebacker in a 3-4 scheme should mask a lot of his deficiencies. Due to the number of great rush linebackers in this draft, the Broncos might prefer to pass on one here and fill another need. They are also the leading candidate to trade up for Mark Sanchez.
Other options: QB Josh Freeman, DE/OLB Aaron Maybin, DE Tyson Jackson, ILB Rey Maualuga, RB Chris Wells
13. Washington Redskins: Aaron Maybin, DE, Washington
The Redskins have completely soured on Jason Campbell and are looking for a way to position themselves for Mark Sanchez. However, as they deal from their future picks every year, they don’t have a lot of firepower to outbid other suitors. They might turn their attention to Josh Freeman instead, but defensive end is also a major need for the Redskins. Aaron Maybin had one of the best Pro Days of the entire prospect class, and that will likely propel him into the middle of the first round, if not higher. Maybin would slide right into Jason Taylor’s spot on the defense.
Other options: DE Brian Orakpo, QB Josh Freeman, OLB Brian Cushing, OT Michael Oher
14. New Orleans Saints: Malcom Jenkins, CB/S, Ohio St
A lot of mockers have been quick to pencil Chris Wells into this spot. However, New Orleans recognizes that they need to invest on the defensive side of the ball, especially in the secondary. Jenkins is far and away the best defensive back in the class and fits onto the Saints either at cornerback or free safety. He has great reaction time and does a great job of playing the run as well as the pass. He also is a high-character player and should develop into a team leader, which the Saints defense could sorely use. Expect the Saints to add a defensive player here and a big running back later in the draft.
Other options: OLB Brian Cushing, OLB Robert Ayers, RB Chris Wells
The Broncos, Buccaneers and possibly Vikings could look to trade with Houston in an attempt to land Josh Freeman before he lands with the Jets. Philadelphia or Arizona could also look to deal up and take a running back, if they feel that San Diego is targeting their guy. Philadelphia and a few other teams could also be eyeballing Brandon Pettigrew. In any case, the Texans can find value at their positions of need later in the first round, so it would be ideal for them to trade down and pick up a second or third round pick. I feel they can do that and still land their guy in the early 20s. Tampa would be my first guess for a trade.
15. Houston Texans: Clay Matthews, OLB, USC
Houston is another potential landing spot for Chris Wells, as the Texans need a big back to pair with the shifty Steve Slaton. However, Houston has already said they will focus on defense with this pick. Since they signed Arizona’s Antonio Smith to play end, look for this pick to strengthen the back seven. You’re not likely to find many players with the pedigree of Clay Matthews, who’s uncle Bruce is a Hall-of-Fame lineman and coach on the Texans. Clay went from walk-on at USC to likely first-round pick in the draft. He does absolutely everything in his power to succeed, and this should translate into a long NFL career.
Other options: CB/S Malcom Jenkins, OLB Brian Cushing, RB Chris Wells
16. San Diego Chargers: Rey Maualuga, ILB, USC
Blessed with a very good, very deep roster, the Chargers have the luxury of making any of a number of picks to add depth to different units. The one place they could use immediate help at is at inside linebacker, despite the recent signing of Kevin Burnett. The Chargers have quality depth at the position but no one of the caliber of Maualuga, a beast in defending the running game. As a matter of fact, Burnett makes for the perfect replacement for Maualuga in nickel situations. The Chargers also need to add young talent on the defensive line, but there are no prospects available at this point worth taking.
Other options: ILB Brian Cushing, DE Tyson Jackson, RB Chris Wells, OT Eben Britton
17. New York Jets: Darrius Heyward-Bey, WR, Maryland
Owner of a 4.30 40 time, Heyward-Bey is the last of the three great options at WR. As this is the most pressing need for the Jets, they would be well-advised to pass on Josh Freeman and select the speedy wideout from Maryland. Limited by a poor collegiate offense, many speculate that we have yet to see the best of Heyward-Bey. If he reaches his ceiling, he’ll be a game-changing playmaker capable of scoring on short routes, deep routes, end arounds, and returning kicks. He’d make for a great replacement for Laveranues Coles and could easily turn the Jets’ offense into one of the most exciting shows in the league.
Other options: QB Josh Freeman, RB Chris Wells, RB Knowshon Moreno
18. Denver Broncos: Brian Cushing, ILB, USC
After addressing their need for a rush linebacker with their first pick, the Broncos here turn to the interior of their linebacker corps. Cushing is very versatile and is only held back by injury concerns. He’ll be able to help out both the rush and pass defense, although it will take a few years before he’s a star. Denver could definitely look to bring in Freeman with this pick if they believe he’ll develop into a quality QB. However, I don’t see him as a good fit for Josh McDaniels’ offense, so I’d suggest passing on the Kansas St QB.
Other options: ILB Rey Maualuga, QB Josh Freeman, RB Chris Wells, RB Knowshon Moreno
19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Josh Freeman, QB, Kansas St
There’s a lot to like and dislike about Freeman. Some people see him as a Ben Roethlisberger-type game changer, while others see nothing more than JaMarcus Russell the Sequel. Freeman does have the benefit of a lot of college experience, though his accuracy is questionable. He played in a pro-style offense at Kansas St, which should help smooth out the transition to the NFL. With Byron Leftwich now in tow, the Buccaneers will be able to ease Freeman into the offense. The key to his success could very well be how long he’s afforded to hold the clipboard and learn.
Other options: DE Robert Ayers, DE Michael Johnson, DE Larry English, DT Peria Jerry
When you finish 0-16, you have a lot of holes in your team to address. Detroit should look towards a team at the end of the first or beginning of the second round that’s targeting a player due to come off the board in the next 5-10 picks. This could be: Arizona, Seattle, or Cincinnati looking for a RB, Indianapolis or Jacksonville looking for a DT, or any number of teams targeting Eben Britton.
20. Detroit Lions: James Laurinaitis, MLB, Ohio St
The Lions could go any number of ways with this pick, including adding a replacement for Cory Redding or a quality offensive lineman. This might be a little high on Laurinaitis, but it would be worth the reach. He’s proven to be a tackling machine, racking up 366 tackles in the last three years. He has everything you look for in a MIKE linebacker and might even need to be coached down, as he tends to try and do too much at times. The Lions added a guy to quarterback the offense with their first pick, and here they add someone to QB the defense.
Other options: TE Brandon Pettigrew, DT Peria Jerry, OT Phil Loadholt
21. Philadelphia Eagles: Knowshon Moreno, RB, Georgia
The Eagles offense revolves around Brian Westbrook, a gifted talent with the ability to dominate all phases of the offense. The clock is starting to run out on the 30-year-old’s time in the NFL, and Philadelphia has yet to find a suitable replacement. Moreno did it all in the Georgia offense, rushing for 30 TDs in two years while averaging 5.5 yards-per-carry and adding 53 receptions and another two TDs. He has great vision, and while he is not a workhorse back capable of taking 25 carries a game, he’ll be just what the Eagles need when Westbrook is ready to hang up the cleats.
Other options: TE Brandon Pettigrew, CB Darius Butler, OLB Brian Cushing, WR Darrius Heyward-Bey
22. Minnesota Vikings: OT Eben Britton, OT, Arizona
Most people see the Vikings’ biggest need as finding offensive line help, both at right tackle and center. They’d also consider Darrius Heyward-Bey, if he fell to them. Britton looks like a lock to go to Minnesota in this scenario and would likely start at right tackle immediately. He doesn’t have a lot of upside, but his experience on the right side is invaluable and should lead to him being a solid right tackle for the Vikings. This pick would likely make Adrian Peterson happy, as an already-stout run blocking defense would get even better.
Other options: WR Darrius Heyward-Bey, C Alex Mack, DT Peria Jerry
23. New England Patriots: Robert Ayers, DE/OLB, Tennessee
A player whose stock has risen fast, Ayers would be a great addition to the New England defense, taking over for the departed Mike Vrabel. He notched 12 sacks as a backup in junior year and added 15.5 sacks in his senior year as a starter. He has some character red flags, but the atmosphere of the Patriots should keep him on the right track. Still improving his game, Ayers should be a key in the transition to youth on the defensive side. It’s actually quite possible that he’ll be gone at this point, in which case the Pats could turn to Everette Brown or Larry English.
Other options: DE/OLB Everett Brown, ILB Rey Maualuga, OT Eben Britton, DE/OLB Larry English
24. Atlanta Falcons: Peria Jerry, DT, Mississippi
Held back by injury problems, Jerry is a game to the team that drafts him, in the sense that they’ll need to keep him healthy enough to be a consistent contributor to their defense. Atlanta is a team desperate for good play from a defensive tackle, so look for them to roll the dice with Jerry here. There is also a concern that Jerry won’t grow much bigger than he already is, and that could lend him to being abused on the inside by 300+ pound giants. Still, his speed as an interior lineman can’t be taught, and I would make him the pick and cross my fingers that he can overcome the injury red flag.
Other options: DT Evander Hood, OLB Clint Sintim, S Louis Delmas
With Pettigrew falling, the Bills or the Giants might trade up to land the elite TE prospect. I’d fully expect Buffalo to move up from 28 to the 20-25 range and land Pettigrew. They have a pressing need at defensive end, but some speculate that Buffalo might select Pettigrew at 11 overall. Getting him here would be an amazing step forward for the franchise.
25. Miami Dolphins: Everette Brown, DE/OLB, Florida St
The Dolphins and Bill Parcells would love to add another disruptive force opposite Joey Porter. Brown had a great senior season, with 13.5 sacks. He pursues very well, which is key to playing OLB in a 3-4 defense. He’ll need to work on rush defense, but he should immediately help out in pressuring the QB. He comes from a program that churns out busts at his position, but that shouldn’t be held against him. He actually still has quite a lot of upside, so look for the Dolphins to take him here and try to coach him up.
Other options: WR Hakeem Nicks, WR Kenny Britt, DE/OLB Michael Johnson, CB Darius Butler, CB Vontae Davis
26. Baltimore Ravens: Brandon Pettigrew, TE, Oklahoma St
There is almost no chance Pettigrew falls this far, but many of the above teams have specific needs to fill before they can think about addressing the TE position. Baltimore would be more than happy to see Pettigrew here, as they need a replacement for Todd Heap. Pettigrew is the most well-rounded TE prospect the draft has seen in years. He needs work on his pass-catching and route-running, but he’ll immediately become an important cog in the Baltimore run-blocking machine. Baltimore would also like to land Eben Britton in this spot.
Other options: OT Eben Britton, WR Kenny Britt, WR Hakeen Nicks, WR Percy Harvin
27. Indianapolis Colts: Evander Hood, DT, Missouri
The Colts have been suffering through mediocre DT play for a few years, and it has greatly affected the effectiveness of their rush defense. Indianapolis really needs to add at least one quality defensive tackle in the draft, and Hood definitely qualifies as that. He does everything well on the field and is a great locker-room guy. He’d obviously start immediately for the Colts, who might actually think about trading up to ensure they land him. If both Hood and Peria Jerry are off the board when the Colts pick, look for them to trade back.
Other options: DT Peria Jerry, WR Kenny Britt, WR Hakeem Nicks, WR Brian Robiskie
28. Buffalo Bills: Michael Johnson, DE, Georgia Tech
Mock drafters are all over the board when it comes to Johnson. Since he likely won’t be an every-down player, most teams would hesitate to use a first-rounder on him. His stock seems to be rising, though. Buffalo had a terrible time getting to the quarterback last year and will look to add a quality pass rusher with one of their first three picks. With Pettigrew just off the board, the Bills should take a defensive end here and look to add a second-tier tight end with their next pick. They would also consider trading back, especially if it leads to landing a 2010 first-round pick.
Other options: C Alex Mack, C/G Max Unger, DE Everette Brown
29. New York Giants: Kenny Britt, WR, Rutgers
The Giants’ top priority will be replacing Plaxico Burress. They can go about that two ways: trading this pick in a package to get Braylon Edwards from Cleveland or Anquan Boldin from Arizona, or to spend this pick on a big target that can go up and get Eli Manning’s high passes. Britt is a shade under 6′3″ and has great leaping ability. He also has the star quality of a Terrell Owens or Chad Johnson, which would fit in great in New York (sarcasm, or no?). He’s going to need a lot of work on hanging on to the ball, but he fills a definite need in the Giants offense.
Other options: WR Hakeem Nicks, WR Percy Harvin, WR Brian Robiskie, S Louis Delmas, OLB Clint Sintim
30. Tennessee Titans: Darius Butler, CB, Connecticut
For a team picking this low, Tennessee has quite a few areas of concern they will be looking to address. In some ways, that could be a blessing in disguise, as they’ll be able to let the draft come to them and take whatever value is out there. For them, it will be at cornerback, where the playmaking Butler can settle in for the next 6-10 years. A four-year starter in college, Butler will need to work on tackling, but he should use his great speed to recover well on mistakes. Tennessee could also grab an Albert Haynesworth replacment or a potential starter at wide receiver or middle linebacker.
Other options: CB Alphonso Smith, CB Vontae Davis, WR Kenny Britt, WR Percy Harvin, WR Hakeem Nicks
31. Arizona Cardinals: Chris Wells, RB, Ohio St
Chris Wells at 31? Not a chance, you say. Well, injury red flags combined with the lessened emphasis on taking RBs high could lead to Wells dropping right into the laps of Arizona, who would be glad to snatch up Wells. When healthy, he’ll do a great job of carrying the load and giving the Cardinals 20-plus effective carries per game. He’ll need to work on pass blocking, especially in a backfield with Kurt Warner, as an injury to Warner would shatter the Cardinals’ chances of repeating as NFC champions. This pick looks to be a RB. Which one will depend on who is still available.
Other options: RB Donald Brown, RB LeSean McCoy, OT Phil Loadholt, C Alex Mack
The Steelers can definitely afford to trade this pick away and move down in the draft to pick up future picks. Teams might be interested in moving up for OT Phil Loadholt, S Louis Delmas, WR Hakeem Nicks, C Alex Mack, C/G Max Unger, RB Donald Brown, DT Ron Brace, OLB Clint Sintim, or CB Vontae Davis.
32. Pittsburgh Steelers: Vontae Davis, CB, Illinois
Character concerns have caused Davis’ stock to slide, to the point where he may not even be selected in the first round. Mike Tomlin would take advantage of this opportunity by putting Davis in the high-character environment of the Steelers. Just like his brother Vernon, Vontae Davis has impressive measurables, but he definitely needs work on the mental side of football. Still, when you are the defending Super Bowl champions and have precious few holes that need to be filled, you can afford to take a chance on a supreme talent like Davis.
Other options: CB Darius Butler, CB Alphonso Smith, C/G Max Unger, C Alex Mack
Round Two — Lightning Round
33. Detroit Lions: Phil Loadholt, OT, Oklahoma
34. New England Patriots: Louis Delmas, S, Western Michigan
35. St. Louis Rams: Hakeem Nicks, WR, North Carolina
36. Cleveland Browns: Donald Brown, RB, Connecticut
37. Seattle Seahawks: William Beatty, OT, Connecticut
38. Cincinnati Bengals: Alex Mack, C, California
39. Jacksonville Jaguars: Alphonso Smith, CB, Wake Forest
40. Oakland Raiders: Max Unger, C, Oregon
41. Green Bay Packers: Ron Brace, DT, Boston College
42. Buffalo Bills: Shawn Nelson, TE, Southern Miss
43. San Francisco 49ers: Larry English, DE/OLB, Northern Illinois
44. Miami Dolphins: Brian Robiskie, WR, Ohio St
45. New York Giants: Clint Sintim, OLB, Virginia
46. Houston Texans: Rashad Johnson, S, Alabama
47. New England Patriots: Jarron Gilbert, DE, San Jose St
48. Denver Broncos: LeSean McCoy, RB, Pittsburgh
49. Chicago Bears: Williams Moore, S, Missouri
50. Cleveland Browns: Percy Harvin, WR, Florida
51. Dallas Cowboys: Duke Robinson, G, Oklahoma
52. Philadelphia Eagles: Cornelius Ingram, TE, Florida
53. New York Jets: Connor Barwin, DE/OLB/TE, Cincinnati
54. Minnesota Vikings: Derrick Williams, WR, Penn St
55. Atlanta Falcons: Patrick Chung, S, Oregon
56. Miami Dolphins: Sean Smith, CB, Utah
57. Baltimore Ravens: Juaquin Iglesias, WR, Oklahoma
58. New England Patriots: Andre Brown, RB, North Carolina St
59. Carolina Panthers: Pat White, WR/QB, West Virginia
60. New York Giants: Coye Francis, CB, San Jose St
61. Indianapolis Colts: Shonn Greene, RB, Iowa
62. Tennessee Titans: Louis Murphy, WR, Florida
63. Arizona Cardinals: Jamon Meredith, OT, South Carolina
64. Pittsburgh Steelers: Eric Wood, C, Louisville
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