2009 NFL Gridiron Gab’s Mock Draft 10.0

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#1 Detroit Lions: Matthew Stafford QB. All reports look to Stafford as the #1 overall pick, and ultimately, the savior of the Detroit Lions.

#2 St. Louis Rams: Jason Smith OT. If the Rams keep this pick, then they will go with Smith. If negotiations fall through with Stafford and the Lions, and Smith is #1, then they will go with Eugene Monroe.

#3 Kansas City Chiefs: Aaron Curry LB.
The Chiefs simply need help in the pass rush. They need to upgrade their linebacking corps as well. Curry might be the safest pick in the draft.

#4 Seattle Seahawks: Eugene Monroe OT. Seattle need a replacement for the aging Walter Jones. Monroe is the perfect choice for the Seahawks.

#5 Cleveland Browns: B.J. Raji DT.
The Browns also need to advance their pass rush. Raji is by far the biggest difference maker in the draft on defense.

#6 Cincinnati Bengals: Andre Smith OT. The Bengals are looking for the right guy to protect Carson Palmer’s blindside. Despite Smith’s attitude issues, the Bengals are more than willing to gamble on him in order to get back to the play-offs.

#7 Oakland Raiders: Jeremy Maclin WR.
Al Davis loves speed, and that is one thing that Maclin possesses. Many think that the Raiders will go with Michael Crabtree here, but Maclin is more versatile. Not only can Maclin provide a true #1 threat, but he is also skilled in the return game.

#8 Jacksonville Jaguars: Michael Crabtree WR.
The Jaguars might not stay put, as they are looking to move back and garner more draft picks. If they do and Crabtree is still on the board, then they will not hesitate to pull the trigger on the best wide receiver in the draft. They badly need a true number 1 receiver.

#9 Green Bay Packers: Everette Brown DE. The Pack will have a tough choice between Brian Orakpo, and Brown. Brown will be the pick because of his explosiveness that he can add right away. Younger than Orakpo, and faster. Can contribute right away.

#10 Denver Broncos(from 49ers): Mark Sanchez QB. The Broncos desperately need a starting QB after trading Jay Cutler. Right now they have a platoon, and that will not get the job done in the NFL. Sanchez is the real deal, and will come in and contribute right away. Can make all the throws, and is accurate on the run also.

#11 Buffalo Bills: Brian Orakpo DE. The Bills have the 28th pick now, so they have the flexibility to pick their biggest need, which is a pass rusher. Orakpo brings versatility to the Bills injury prone pass rush. Would compliment linebackers nicely with ability to move around and play different positions

#12 San Francisco 49ers(from Broncos): Michael Oher OT. The 49ers would like to move Joe Staley back over to the right side. Oher would cover whoever is playing quarterback very nicely. Would help stabilize their shaky line. Big, and strong player, does not get beat very often.

#13 Washington Redskins: Aaron Maybin DE. Since Sanchez is off the board, the Redskins will be looking for that versatile player that can strike fear into the opposing quarterbacks eyes. Maybin can move all over the field, and would pay huge dividends for the Redskins secondary.

#14 New Orleans Saints: Rey Mauluga LB.
The Saints only have 1 pick in the first day of the draft, and selecting Mauluga would be a huge success with the fans. Mauluga brings the intensity every week, and is a player. Fast and plays with a chip on his shoulder. Good fit for the Saints 4-3 system. Will compliment Jonathan Vilma nicely.

#15 Houston Texans: Malcolm Jenkins CB.
Jenkins brings some versatility to the table. He can play either cornerback or safety. Has good size and ball instincts. Would fit in well with the Texans coverage system.

#16 Philadelphia Eagles(from Chargers): Knowshon Moreno RB. The Eagles will feel insecure about their position in the draft, and will find the perfect partner for a trade in the Chargers. Moreno is the perfect runner for the Eagles. They are looking for a guy that can run in between the tackles. Moreno will compliment Brian Westbrook just enough to get the Eagles over the hump, and make them a perennial Super Bowl contender.

#17 New York Jets: Josh Freeman QB. The Jets will be unable to trade up in the draft to get Sanchez thanks to the Favre trade, and will have to be content with Freeman. Freeman is the biggest risk in the draft, but also possesses the biggest reward also. Is the most athletic quarterback in the draft. Has ideal height for a QB.

#18 Denver Broncos(from Bears): Peria Jerry DT.
The Broncos lack the true gap plugger that a 3-4 scheme requires. If the Broncos wish to make a smooth transition to the new scheme, then they need to pick up Jerry, who is a huge tackle, who can penetrate and get to the quarterback while stopping the run as well. All around player, very aggressive.

#19 Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Fili Moala DT. The Bucs need someone to plug the huge holes that were allowing opponents to run all over the Bucs towards the end of the season. Moala gets into the backfield with severe intensity, and quickly too.

#20 Detroit Lions: Evander Hood DT. The flood of defensive tackles taken in the first round will not stop with the Bucs, as the Lions also have a hole to fill at the position. Hood has all the tools to become successful in the league.

#21 San Diego Chargers(from Eagles): Eben Britton OT.
Huge player that will add depth to the Chargers line. He is very athletic, and can play on either side.

#22 Minnesota Vikings: William Beatty OT. The Vikes need someone that will eventually replace Steve Hutchinson. The Vikes need to take the line very seriously given that they have the best back in the game. Beatty will be a solid player that is athletic and has great footwork.

#23 New England Patriots: Brian Cushing OLB. The Pats are trying to get younger at this position, and if Cushing falls, they will swoop him up in a heartbeat. He will blend in nicely with the Pats aggressive style of play. Will form a nice tandem with Jerod Mayo. Very versatile and athletic.

#24 Atlanta Falcons: Clay Matthews OLB. The Falcons are looking to revamp their linebacking group after releasing their leader in Keith Brooking. Matthews could very well be the future if the franchise. Is a very intense player.

#25 Miami Dolphins: Larry English DE. English is a very skilled pass rusher who gets to the quarterback with ease. Played 5 years at college, has gained maturity and experience. Will provide the pass rush ability that Jason Taylor brought to the franchise. Is willing to work hard, one of the big factors with the Trifecta.

#26 Baltimore Ravens: Brandon Pettigrew TE. Todd Heap is in the doghouse, and on his way out, possibly for Anquan Boldin. Pettigrew is the real deal and has all of the skills needed to be a top end tight end in the NFL. Is tough and possesses all of the physical skills.

#27 Indianapolis Colts: Darrius Heyward-Bey WR. The Colts are looking for a replacement for Marvin Harrison, and Heyward-Bey is one of the best athletes in the draft. Is the fasted receiver in draft as well. Great hands.

#28 Buffalo Bills: Duke Robinson G.
Huge guard that could be moved around to accomodate the Bills needs. Very aggressive, and likes to maul opposing defenders.

#29 New York Giants: Clint Sintim ILB. With Braylon Edwards appearing to be headed to the Big Apple, there is no need to add a receiver in the first round. Instead, they will reinforce their linebacking corps. Sintim’s specialty is getting in between tackles. He will fit in perfect in the Giants pass rush happy scheme.

#30 Tennessee Titans: Kenny Britt WR. The Titans need a big time receiver if they wish to repeat the success that they had last year. Britt is a little raw, but once he is fully developed, the Titans will be glad that they took him. Britt may turn out to be the best all-around receiver in the draft. Great hands and speed. Tall possession receiver. Reminds some scouts of Larry Fitzgerald. I say that might be a little overboard, but this guy is impressive.

#31 Arizona Cardinals: Chris “Beanie” Wells RB. The Cardinals are desperately looking for a running back that can help out surprise star, Tim Hightower. Wells has all the skills to be in this league for a long time. He has the vision, and the moves and ability to break tackles. The only question is whether he can stay healthy or not.

#32 Pittsburgh Steelers: Max Unger C.
The Steelers are looking to add depth to their line. The line was terrible last year compared to what is expected of Steelers lines. Unger brings versatility to the table. He can play both center and guard. He should help stabilize the Steelers line problems.


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One Response to “2009 NFL Gridiron Gab’s Mock Draft 10.0”

  1. Mike H says:

    Tyson Jackson slipping out of the 1st round? I don’t think so.