Okay, I made a mock draft a while ago and the order was all wrong and I know realize that a good number of my picks are ridicilous. I have decided to revise my mock draft and improve it. Hopefully you guys like this one more!
1. Miami Dolphins - Glenn Dorsey, DT, LSU
Dorsey is the most dominating defensive player in college football when he is healthy. He is strong and he doesn't stop. The Dolphins have a terrible defensive line this season that averages less than two sacks per game. This defense is also last in rushing yards allowed per game. Dorsey isn't the perfect fit according to the Dolphin's scheme, but he will most likely excel no matter where he is.
2. Saint Louis Rams - Jake Long, OT, Michigan
It seems like there are constantly injuries along the Ram's offensive line. It is aging too. Long is an excellent run blocker and he will plow the way for Jackson. Jackson is a great back, but without good blocking, running backs are nothing. Orlando Pace has been getting injured and he has seen better days in his career. Long will also be able to protect Bulger's blind side.
3. Atlanta Falcons (Tie) - Matt Ryan, QB, Boston College
Yeah, I know that the Falcons have a bunch of first round bust quarterbacks on their roster already, but they still need a quarterback. Who better to take in this draft than Matt Ryan? Some might say Brohm or even Woodson, but scouts around the NFL hold Ryan in high regards. Ryan is smart and skilled. The Falcons are in desperate need at many positions, starting at quarterback.
4. Oakland Raiders (Tie) - Darren McFadden, RB, Arkansas
The Raiders should trade down and pick up an offensive lineman and a defensive player, but I'm doing this assuming there are no trades. Oakland has Al Davis. Can you tell me the last time Al Davis passed on a superstar of this caliber? Exactly. McFadden, as you know, is a beast. An absolute beast. Some say he has chicken legs, but even with those chicken legs he can run through tackles.
5. Kansas City Chiefs (Tie) - Brian Brohm, QB, Louisville
I've been thinking "offensive lineman" for awhile when it comes to the Chiefs, but I've changed my mind. They need a quarterback, bad. Brohm has had a very successful career as a college quarterback and he has very good mechanics. It shouldn't take long for Brohm to learn an NFL playbook. He works hard and he can read a defense. However, in Louisville's offense he didn't have to make difficult throws.
6. New York Jets - Chris Long, DE, Virginia
It's hard to see Chris Long falling so low, but I don't see the other 5 teams taking him. The Jets had a whopping 29 sacks this year. 25th in the league in that statistical category. Chris Long is a hard working defensive end who never gives up on a play. He excelled at Virginia and his number was retired BEFORE he left college, need I say more about this guy?
7. New England Patriots (From 49ers) - James Laurinaitis, ILB, Ohio State
Everyone knows how old the Patriot's defense is and teams are constantly taking advantage of it. Every single starting linebacker for the Patriots is over 30 right now. Even Junior Seau is starting. Laurinaitis is a great player. He is an absolute machine for OSU's defense and he has the proper strength, speed and size for the NFL. If the Patriots don't trade down, Laurinaitis is their guy.
8. Baltimore Ravens - Malcolm Jenkins, CB, Ohio State
The Ravens defense was 20th in the league this season in pass defense. Chris McAlister is 30 years old and Samari Rolle is 31. Also, both of them were injured at some point this season. It is clear what the Ravens need to upgrade and they should give Troy Smith a chance to prove himself. Jenkins is probably the best corner that could be in this draft (he's a junior) and a smart pick for Baltimore.
9. Cincinnati Bengals - Sedrick Ellis, DT, USC
Think of one word to describe the Bengal's defense. There are endless possibilities. Terrible. Horrific. My personal favorite is revolting. No matter what way you put it, it isn't good for Cincinnati. They were 21st against the run and 27th overall. Sedrick Ellis should help. Ellis is a powerful lineman with a great first step. He will be able to shed blocks and get into the backfield for the Bengals.
10. New Orleans Saints - Antoine Cason, CB, Arizona
The Saints were 30th in the league against the pass and this horrendous defense was a big part of their losing record. You can't get much worse at pass defense, unless you're the Lions or Vikings. Cason is the guy I left off of my old mock draft completely and I feel like an idiot because of it. Cason is a playmaker and a great tackler. He is a shutdown corner and despite being thrown away from he still managed to get 5 picks.
11. Buffalo Bills - Malcolm Kelly, WR, Oklahoma
The Bills #2 receiver is about as good as their #4. Malcolm Kelly could help fix that. Kelly is a big, but athletic receiver and he would compliment the deep threat, Lee Evans, nicely. He isn't afraid of contact so as Evans goes up the field, Kelly can come across the middle. I wouldn't say Kelly could be the best receiver in the draft, but he would be the right pick for the Bills.
12. Denver Broncos - Dan Connor, ILB, Penn State
The Broncos are 30th in the league against the run and they have no pass rush up the middle. Connor, straight out of Linebacker U, should be able to help. If you are looking for a tackler, look no further than Dan. In all of his games in college, except for two, he has had at least 5 tackles. He is constantly compared to Paul Posluszny, but he is more athletic and versatile than Poz.
13. Carolina Panthers - Derrick Harvey, DE/OLB, Florida
Mike Rucker is above 30 and that is not good. They need to find the successor for him and Harvey might just be the guy. Harvey is a pass rusher and if he wants to be more than that he needs to get bigger. He is very fast and he can get to the quarterback. He is a young underclassmen who could make an impact by rushing the quarterback right away. He is versatile, so if he needs to he could be a linebacker.
14. Chicago Bears - Andre Woodson, QB, Kentucky
Rex Grossman? No. Brian Griese? No. Kyle Orton? No. Chicago is out of quarterbacks to try and unless they get one in the offseason they will need to draft one. Who better at the 14th spot than Andre Woodson? He has a good arm with good accuracy. He can have trouble reading coverages at times, but he can make all the throws he needs to. He can be inconsistent, but you can't get much more inconsistent than Rex.
15. Detroit Lions - Aqib Talib, CB, Kansas
Why did they trade Dre Bly? That doesn't make sense to me. Now they are 2nd to last in the league in pass defense. Talib is a playmaker, much like Bly. He is also versatile, playing cornerback, wide receiver, and with his size he could be a safety. He is a shutdown corner and in college, balls (if Guthrie sees this he'll twist it in a perverted way, just watch) were rarely thrown his way.
16. Arizona Cardinals - Mike Jenkins, CB, USF
Rolle and Green haven't live up to expectations and the Cards need another corner to go with Roderick Hood. Jenkins could be the guy. He has good size and good speed. He can close the gap and catch up if he gets beat. He isn't the best at run support, but not many corners are. He has played cornerback and safety, but mostly cornerback. He's physical, but his ball skills are poor.
17. Minnesota Vikings - Leodis McKelvin, CB, Troy
This spot may be a bit generous for Leodis, but the Vikes need a cornerback. Winfield is 30 years old, he was injured for part of thsi year and their pass defense was the worst in the league. They need serious help in the secondary. McKelvin is very fast with pretty good size. He didn't play the best competition, but neither did Umenyiora or DeMarcus Ware who both went to Troy. He is a great returner too.
18. Houston Texans - Ray Rice, RB, Rutgers
Ron Dayne was a bust, as you all know and Ahman Green was injured for much of the season. Hopefully Ray Rice will be different. Rice has been very successful the past few seasons and is only 1,715 yards shy of the division one record for most rushing yards in a career held by...Ron Dayne. Durability? Well, Rice hasn't missed a game in his collegiate career.
19. Philadelphia Eagles - Desean Jackson, WR, California
The Eagles need a receiver to compliment Westbrook and Curtis. Jackson would be smart here thanks to his unbelievable speed, acceleration, and big play ability. Not only can Jackson catch, but he can return kicks very, very well too. Many compare Jackson to Ted Ginn Junior, but Jackson is a much more skilled receiver and route runner than Ginn which is a huge plus.
20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Marrio Manningham, WR, Michigan
The Bucs leading receiver is Joey Galloway who isn't getting any younger at 36. Manningham would be a great pick here thanks to his great speed and incredible acceleration. It doesn't matter to Mario if the ball is overthrown, he has the acceleration to catch up to it like many great wide receivers do. Manningham lining up opposite of Galloway would be a force to be reckoned with.
21. Washington Redskins - Kenny Phillips, S, Miami
Wouldn't it be great? Kenny Phillips, who is called "the next Sean Taylor", going to the Redskins. If he evolved himself into the dynamic safety that Taylor was, it would be great. If you don't want this to happen, you are just selfish. The death of Taylor was tragic and hopefully the Redskins can get Kenny. Miami's coach has called Kenny a hybrid of Ed Reed and Sean Taylor. Rest in peace, Sean Taylor.
22. Dallas Cowboys - Terrell Thomas, CB, USC
Thomas isn't the best cornerback on the board right now, but he fits into what the 'Boys need more so than the others. Thomas is versatle, with the capabilities of playing cornerback and safety. Dallas needs a safety mroe so than a corner which is why they should take Thomas. Hopefully Thomas would eventually replace Henry as the #2 corner or on passing downs, they can put him in instead of Roy Willimas, who is terrible at pass coverage.
23. Seattle Seahawks - Sam Baker, OT/OG, Boise State
The Seahawks offensive line has struggled since Hutchinson left and Ryan Clady would be able to help with that. Baker is versatile and he uses his quick feet to gain position in both the running and passing game. He is big and can get even bigger if he needs to. He is very smart and aware and he constantly gets leverage on defenders. He is mroe of a finesse player.
24. Pittsburgh Steelers - Ryan Clady, OT, Boise State
Some might say Michael Oher should be here, but the Steelers need a right tackle and Oher is a classic left tackle. The right tackle position is very inconsistent for the Steelers right now. Clady is versatile and he can play either tackle position. He is very powerful with good size. He would be a smart pick by the Steelers even though he might not be the best offensive lineman available.
25. Tennessee Titans - Limas Sweed, WR, Texas
For some strange reason the Titans haven't drafted a receiver for awhile. They better this year because Vince Young and Kerry Collins had a combined 9 passing touchdowns this season. Yes, 9. Sweed played with Vince when VY was back in college playing for Texas. Sweed was his favorite receiver at the time so why wouldn't the Titans pick him? With a legitimate receiver this team could be much better.
26. New York Giants - Keith Rivers, OLB, USC
I know, this is a weird bick, but even though Reggie Torbor is only 26, but he didn't have that good of a season this year and Keith Rivers could be better than him. The Giants need help in the safety position, but there aren't any safeties worth taking at this spot. Keith Rivers isn't very powerful, but he is extremely athletic and energetic. He can rush the passer, but he is even better at coverage.
27. San Diego Chargers - Michael Oher, OT, Mississippi
The Chargers are a great team with tons and tons of talent. However, they could use an upgrade at the tackle position. Oher may never be an elite tackle, but he very well could become and above average starter. Oher is huge and is still capable of getting out and blocking the linebackers. He uses his quick feet and huge frame to control his man at the line.
28. Jacksonville Jaguars - Calais Campbell, DE, Miami
The Jags already have a ferocious defense, why not add on to that with a great pass rusher? Campbell played tight end in high school which explains why he uses his hand so well when shedding blocks. His numbers are misleading (only 6 sacks) even though he was the best defensive end in the ACC. I believe his stock will rise in the combine because of his speed and height.
29. Green Bay Packers - DeJuan Trebble, CB, Boston College
The Packers have been playing extremely well, especially their offense. The only place I see them going after in the first round is their secondary. They have a great pair in Al Harris and Charles Woodson, but they do not have much depth at the cornerback position and Harris is 33 and Woodson is 31. Trebble has been successful in Boston College and he will probably convert that into the NFL.
30. San Francisco 49ers (From Colts) - Early Doucet, WR, LSU
This pick was tough considering all the weapons that are already gone. Receiver is a big hole on this offense and Doucet is a good receiver who could be Smith's favorite target. He has great hands, but he doesn't have much speed. He is physical and he will definitely be able to run across the middle thanks to that mentality. He is very tough and has a great work ethic.
31. Dallas Cowboys - Felix Jones, RB, Arkansas
Julius Jones is leaving which leaves Marion Barber as the number one back. Barber has been in a 2 back tandem since college. He was wih Laurence Maroney, then Julius Jones. It is to Barber's benefit to split carries. Felix Jones also is used to splitting carries with McFadden. Jones averaged over 9 yards per carry and he would go much higher than this if not for being outshown by D-Mac.
32. New England Patriots - FORFEITED
So there you have it. My new and improved mock draft. Hoped you like it. I predict the bust will be Colt Brennan, which is why he isn't in there and the steal of the first round will be Felix Jones if he declares for the draft. Rookie of the year will once again be a runningback, Darren McFadden. I would like to apologize to Kp, sorry I couldn't find a place to put any Georgia players again.