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[NFLDraftCountdown.com] Updated Mock (1 Viewer)

Assume they're right. Grade your team's (or any other's that catches your eye) draft.

Tampa Bay

1.23 - Marcus McNeil OT | Auburn

2.59 - Cedric Griffin CB | Texas

3.90 - AJ Nicholson OLB | Florida St
I think there are comperable OTs that can be had in the second round so I'm not sure I see the value of reaching for one in the first round...although it is a definite need area. I like Griffin for his versatility but we only take him if he is going to play safety, as he does not fit the mold of a corner in a Tampa 2 Defense. I like the pick of AJ if he is there to eventually replace Quarles in the middle...he has the range to get back and cover the deep zone so he looks lilke a good fit.I would rather see them take either a D-Lineman for depth or a defensive back like Joseph in the first, the OT in the second like McNeill, Winston, or Scott, and then AJ in the 3rd.

As it stands now, I would give this draft a B- it addresses needs but doesn't really get the best value for the picks.

 
Assume they're right. Grade your team's (or any other's that catches your eye) draft.

Tampa Bay

1.23 - Marcus McNeil OT | Auburn

2.59 - Cedric Griffin CB | Texas

3.90 - AJ Nicholson OLB | Florida St
All of these are terrible picks. So is the logic.First off, the bucs don't need an overrated tackle with injury problems, much less in the first round. Everyone keeps penciling him in as the pick because he went to school with Cadillac Williams. I fail to see how that qualifies him as the selection.

Secondly, The Bucs aren't going to draft a CB that early when they have bigger needs at UT, SS, SLB and WRZ. They need to replace the guys that can't play now, not replace the guys that will still be performing at a high level for three more years.

Finally, Why would the Bucs draft AJ Nicholson to replace Derrick Brooks when the Bucs defense is built around speed and Nicholson runs something like a 4.8? That's neither fast nor quick. Brooks still runs a 4.4. Big difference, much less all of the other dissimilarities.

1. Sinorice Moss

2. Jonathan Lewis/Jesse Mahelona

3. Whatever good SS prospect falls.

This is a team that is in position to win now and for the next few years. Drafting to replace key veterans rather than supplement them is not how you capitalize on your opening window, it's how you close it.

Look for the Bucs to be filling in holes, not trying to replacing their veterans.

Galloway is bound to slow down very, very soon. Drafting Moss is a great opportunity to keep from a drop-off in talent, and can also contribute in the slot as a WR3.

Lewis/Mahelona can push McFarland for the starting job, and have a good chance of beating him outright, since he's forever a UT/NT 'tweener who can't stop the run too well yet can't make it to the QB with any regularity. A dominating interior lineman might be just the spark this defense needs to go from noe of the best in the NFL to one of the best in NFL History (a la '02). McFarland's contract was restructured so that he will almost definitely be released after this season.

I can almost guarantee you that they target a penetrating under-tackle in the 2nd round (they would in the first, but the value just won't be there).

 
Assume they're right.  Grade your team's (or any other's that catches your eye) draft.

    Tampa Bay         

1.23 - Marcus McNeil OT | Auburn
All of these are terrible picks. So is the logic.First off, the bucs don't need an overrated tackle with injury problems, much less in the first round. Everyone keeps penciling him in as the pick because he went to school with Cadillac Williams. I fail to see how that qualifies him as the selection.
I think you underestimate his ability and overestimate his injury problems.
 
Pittsburgh

1.32 - Daniel Bullocks S | Nebraska

2.64 - Mark Anderson OLB | Alabama

3.96 - Devin Hester WR | Miami FL

DAY ONE GRADE = D

I would be appaulled if this was how Day 1 went for the Champs.

1. Bullocks is a SS - nothing more. He CANNOT play FS and is a sometimes shoddy tackler. Believe me on this one as I've watched a ton of him as a Nebraska fan. Spending a 1st RD pick on a career backup to Troy.... NO WAY!

Jason Allen is the pick here.

2. Mark Anderson - Repeat after me, PITT does not draft OLBs on Day 1. They convert tweener DEs to OLBs and find them on Day 2.

OL is the pick here and O'Callaghan from CAL would be a good choice... or Colledge.

3. Hester??? are you kidding. He's barely a WR. If PITT goes WR on Day 1, I'd much rather see Martin Nance, WR, Miami (OH). BUt after scanning this a little closer, I'd get my return guya different way.

Maurice Drew as the last pick of Day 1.

1.32 FS Jason Allen, TENN

2.64 OT Ryan O'Callaghan, CAL or Daryn Colledge, Boise St.

3.96 RB Maurice Drew, UCLA

THIS draft I would give an A+++

 
Green Bay

1.05 - AJ Hawk OLB | Ohio State

2.36 - Kelly Jennings CB | Miami FL

3.67 - Taitusi Lutui OG | Southern Cal

I don't know about Hawk. Top 5 linebackers in the past 15 years have not had good results. The best is probably Arrington or Marvin Jones. But if they stay at 5 and Mario is indeed gone, this guy is their pick.

Kelly Jennings certainly fills a position of need. This could change if Charles Woodson plays in GB this year though. They have very few talented young guys in the secondary, like 1 or 2. They need to recoup the depth here and Jennings could help.

Taitusi Lutui is a great pick and if I had to bet money, I'd say the chances of Green Bay snagging a guard on day one are great. This is a huge need and while I don't think they'll take on in the 2nd, the 3rd is almost a lock.

Overall accuracy grade: A (Can't dispute anything here)

Overall Happiness: B (I'd like to trade back if Brick and Super Mario are gone).
No way the Packers stay at 5 and take AJ Hawk. I like AJ Hawk but this team has a lot of holes and only has 5 draft picks. The lack of free agent signings signals that the Packers will trade down often this year. The only way they don't is if Williams is around.
 
    New England         

1.21 - DeAngelo Williams RB | Memphis

2.52 - Richard Marshall CB | Fresno St

3.75 - f/BAL Greg Jennings WR | Western Michigan

3.86 - Stanley McClover OLB | Auburn
Minnesota and the Jets would get my best grade. I think that would be a GREAT draft for the Jets.
NY Jets1.04 - D'Brickashaw Ferguson OT | Virginia

1.29 - Bobby Carpenter OLB | Ohio State

2.35 - Nick Mangold C | Ohio St

3.71 - Ryan O'Callaghan OT | California

This would be a GREAT draft for the Jets? Maybe I'm crazy, but taking three O-lineman in the first three rounds is the stupidest team management I've ever seen. It's ony thing to spend a high pick on an LT, so I've got no bones on the Ferguson pick. You could even argue that Mangold is a must-draft at 2.35. But if you've done that, you just have to address some other need at 3.71!
The Jets have lost tackles in consecutive years in Free Agency (McKenzie last year and Fabini this year. They NEED a LT. Kevin Mawae had a devastating injury and has left. To get the best center in the draft at #35 is very good value.Bobby Carpenter is an OUTSTANDING LB. IMO, that would be nailing it on your first 3 picks about as good as you can. The 4th pick also being an OL is probably overkill but even without him I would see this as a huge win if I was a Jets fan.

 

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