Houston Texans: Forfeited Draft Pick
Houston used this pick when taking Tony Hollings in the 2003 Supplemental Draft. Yet another move by Charley Casserly that I just don't understand.
Arizona Cardinals: Ahmad Carroll, CB, Arkansas
Arizona signed Bert Berry, a defensive end who accumulated double digit sacks last season. Now, they'll focus on their secondary, although
it wouldn't shock me if they went after J.P. Losman with this pick.
New York Giants: Sean Jones, S, Georgia
New York needs lots of depth in their secondary, because once their starters went on the injured list, everything started falling apart. Sean Jones is
the top defensive back on the board at this point.
San Diego Chargers: Michael Jenkins, WR, Ohio State
David Boston has been nothing but a cancer since his arrival at San Diego, which is why he has been traded to Miami for a fifth round pick. Michael Jenkins
would be an excellent young receiver to complement Eli Manning. Right now, the Chargers' starting wideouts are Kevin Dyson and Tim Dwight.
Detroit Lions: Chris Perry, RB, Michigan
Detroit needs a running back to take pressure off of Joey Harrington. Local product Chris Perry would be a very welcome addition to an improving Lions
Atlanta Falcons: Will Poole, CB, USC
Poole had a woeful Pro Day workout, but he redeemed himself by having a stronger workout a week ago. His agent is Drew Rosenhaus, so I wouldn't be
surprised if he leaps back into the first round. Nevertheless, Atlanta needs a cornerback, despite the addition of Jason Webster. In a year, Poole will
team with Webster to form a dynamic cornerbacking tandem.
Cleveland Browns: Jacob Rogers, OT, USC
After failing to acquire a top notch offensive tackle through free agency, the Browns must now use one of their top two picks to satisfy
their need at that position.
Jacksonville Jaguars: Karlos Dansby, OLB, Auburn
The only reason why the Jaguars shouldn't draft a cornerback or a wide receiver with their second round pick is if an outstanding player
drops to them. In this mock draft, Dansby has fallen into Jacksonville's lap. Outside linebacker isn't a dire need, but the Jags could use
an upgrade over current starter Danny Clark.
Houston Texans: Travis LaBoy, DE, Hawaii
In 2003, Houston lacked a pass rush and was terrible against the run. The Texans already signed Robaire Smith, so logic states that they'll go after the
best defensive end available with one of their top two picks. Travis LeBoy was an outstanding player for Hawaii, who will become a mainstay on
Houston's defensive line for a decade, if they decide to draft him.
Denver Broncos: Ben Troupe, TE, Florida
This used to be Washington's pick, but like other teams, Denver robbed the Skins and took this pick from them.
Imagine how delighted Mike Shanahan will be if Ben Troupe is available at this point. One of Shanahan's options in the first round is Troupe, who will
eventually replace Shannon Sharpe.
Tennessee Titans: Jake Grove, C, Virginia Tech
Some Titan June 1st cap casualties will probably be offensive linemen, in which case their top offseason priority will be to add players who will
be able to protect Steve McNair. Jake Grove will allow Justin Hartwig to move outside.
Buffalo Bills: J.P. Losman, QB, Tulane
After last season's performance, I don't know if the Buffalo Bills organization is sold on Drew Bledsoe. They might draft a young signal caller to take
his place in the near future.
Pittsburgh Steelers: Shawntae Spencer, CB, Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh needs tons of help with their pathetic secondary. It's so bad that local product Shawntae Spencer could end up being the top corner on the team
by the time training camp is over. Spencer wasn't invited to the Combine, but he blew scouts away with his 4.3 time during Pittsburgh's Pro Day workout.
Oakland Raiders: Nat Dorsey, OT, Georgia Tech
Former Pro Bowler Lincoln Kennedy has retired, and Oakland's offensive tackle play was horrible in 2003, so in my opinon, the Raiders need to take a
San Francisco 49ers: Donnell Washington, DT, Clemson
San Francisco needs to upgrade their defensive tackle position. Current starter Anthony Adams is a decent backup, but should not be starting.
Chicago Bears: David Ball, DE, UCLA
Now that Lovie Smith is in charge, I think he should keep adding to this defense, so they can regain 2001 form. Last season, Alex Brown
led all Bears defensive ends with 5� sacks. Furthermore, Phillip Daniels just signed with the Redskins. Clearly, the Bears need an
effective pass rusher. Ball's stock has been rising rapidly over the past few weeks, thanks to an incredible Pro Day workout.
New Orleans Saints: Michael Boulware, OLB, Florida State
Outside linebacker is another need that New Orleans has on defense. Boulware's stock has improved, due to an impressive Pro Day workout.
Cincinnati Bengals: Jeremy LeSeuer, CB, Michigan
Cincinnati traded for Deltha O'Neal as a temporary solution. Jeremy LeSeuer, who will be a solid corner in the NFL for years to come, will serve as a
long term solution. I expect him to start no later than the first weekend of 2005.
Minnesota Vikings: Daryl Smith, OLB/MLB, Georgia Tech
Even more help on the outside for the Vikings, who were dead last against the run in 2003. Smith's stock has risen due to his impressive combine workout.
Baltimore Ravens: Keary Colbert, WR, USC
Baltimore gets this pick back because of the whole Terrell Owens fiasco. Not only did they lose out on Owens, they lost Marcus Robinson to free agency.
Without a marquee name on the market, Baltimore will most likely draft a wide receiver with their first pick.
Dallas Cowboys: Marcus Tubbs, DT, Texas
Next to La'Roi Glover, Dallas has nothing at defensive tackle. The Redskins added Clinton Portis this offseason, and Philadelphia's Brian
Westbrook is a rising star, which means that the Cowboys must improve their already potent run defense.
Seattle Seahawks: Isaac Sopoaga, DT, Hawaii
Another defensive tackle? Seattle lost three this offseason: John Randle, Chad Eaton and Norman Hand. Drafting two defensive tackles in the first three
rounds is a priority for the Seahawks, unless they acquire one through free agency.
Denver Broncos: Teddy Lehman, OLB, Oklahoma
Mike Shanahan will attempt to fill the void at linebacker left by Ian Gold.
Green Bay Packers: Dontarrious Thomas, OLB, Auburn
Green Bay needs to improve their front seven, so either a defensive lineman or a linebacker is the way to go.
Cincinnati Bengals: Justin Smiley, G, Alabama
The Corey Dillon trade has granted Cincinnati this extra second round pick. They'll use it on Justin Smiley, a huge interior lineman, who should open
up running lanes for Rudi Johnson.
Tennessee Titans: Marquise Hill, DE, LSU
Carlos Hall will replace Jevon Kearse as Tennessee's starting defensive end. Marquise Hill will replace Hall as a backup. Hill's stock has slipped due
to a poor Pro Day workout.
Philadelphia Eagles: Joey Thomas, CB, Montana State
I don't know what the Eagles are thinking by letting both Troy Vincent and Bobby Taylor leave the team. They should at least keep one (Vincent). Now,
not only is Philadelphia is stuck with unproven Lito Sheppard and Sheldon Brown, they lost all of their depth as well. All the top and mid-level free
agent cornerbacks are off the market, which is why Philly will have to draft a corner. Joey Thomas is unknown to many, but he's definitely one of the
better corners in this draft.
Indianapolis Colts: Corey Williams, DT, Arkansas State
The Colts were terrible against the run for a reason. Montae Reagor stinks and needs to be replaced. I'm not sure if Williams is the answer, but Indy
has to be desperate at this point.
New Orleans Saints: Devery Henderson, WR, LSU
Drafting local product Devery Henderson would be a wise move, especially with Joe Horn's antics and Donte' Stallworth's disappointing young career.
Henderson is shooting up draft boards, thanks to his 4.33 time during his Pro Day workout.
Kansas City Chiefs: Derek Strait, CB, Oklahoma
Newly acquired Lional Dalton won't fix Kansas City's run woes (they allowed 5.2 yards per carry last season), but he'll provide depth at his position,
and might prevent the Chiefs from selecting a defensive tackle until later in the draft. The Chiefs need assistance at cornerback, which is why they'll
draft Derek Strait with this pick.
Carolina Panthers: Ricardo Colclough, CB, Tusculum
Although Ricky Manning Jr. looks like he will be a shutdown corner in this league sometime soon, the Panthers lack a productive second
corner. If Ricardo Colclough pans out, the Panthers will own one of the top, young cornerbacking duos in the NFL. Colclough will join Matt Ware as
promising rookies in an average secondary.
New England Patriots: Chad Lavalais, DT, LSU
How does a Super Bowl champion get four picks in the first two rounds (one has been traded for Corey Dillon)? For some reason, Ted Washington signed with
Oakland, which means that the Patriots need to sign or draft a run stopper.
@jsemmens I've been to the Big Board in the past, but it's still an inefficient way of going about a mock. Not to mention, reports and the people writing them change, no? I come to Walt's site because I used to like his insight on every player. Now, it's simply team needs and a very limited amount of actual analysis. You definitely need SOME amount of explanation behind a pick with regards to team need, but you need much more of the player evaluation angle. Any dummy can write why a particular team "needs" a specific position; it takes a pretty good eye to understand what player needs to fill it. Again, just my 2 cents.
@dawg66 I see where you're coming from. I really do. But I'm sure as a Browns fan you can understand, they have needs EVERYWHERE. You aren't gonna win a super bowl unless you have a QB. Case in point pretty much every super bowl winning quarterback ever. Second, yes you have Terrelle Pryor and Corey Coleman. Terrelle Pryor is a slot receiver which is gonna get you nowhere unless you play for New England. Corey Coleman has yet to prove a damn thing. Mike Williams, however, just took down Alabama pretty much BY HIMSELF. It's the right range for him and I'm positive Huge Jackson wouldn't pass over him at this point, meaning pre-combine and interviews.
Here's my mock based on team need, prospect value and prevailing opinion as well as some ideas of my own. Please let me know about the team(s) that you follow more closely, and any picks that you agree or disagree with. Please comment, and feel free to rate.