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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

NFL 2009 Mock Draft Projections as of January 19th

1. Detroit Lions: Matt Stafford, QB, Georgia

This is going to be a very tough pick any way you swing it. Some people love Stafford as the top QB in the 2009 NFL Mock Draft because they say he is the most NFL Ready. Another pick people are saying a lot is the top OT in the draft be it Andre Smith or Michael Oher. I like both of these options but I think they need someone to be the face of their team in the 2009 season and I think Stafford will be the best at that. For a while I had Bradford as the top QB and player in this 2009 NFL Mock Draft but I don’t think he has the attitude the Lions will be looking for with the face of their franchise..

2. St. Louis Rams: Andre Smith, OT, Bama

The Rams really need a great offensive Tackle to Anchor their O-line and replace the great Orlando Pace for the 2009 NFL Season. You saw how much Bama struggled without him in their bowl game. I have him ranked as the top O-Line in this 2009 NFL Mock Draft and personally I think he is the best player in the 2009 NFL Draft.

3. KC Chiefs: Everette Brown, DE, FSU

The Defensive end out of Florida State looks to be the best Defensive end in the 2009 NFL Draft. The Chiefs were awful last year in rushing the passer and he could be a great presence off the end. This is why I have Brown as the first Defensive end and 3rd overall pick in my 2009 NFL Mock Draft.

4. Seattle Seahawks: Michael Crabtree, WR, TTU

Seattle has struggled this past year and a lot of it was due to a poor offensive line and lack of talent at the WR position. So I have them taking an awesome play maker in the 2009 NFL Draft. He will be a great weapon no matter where he goes because he is both big and fast with awesome hands.

5. Cleveland Browns: Aaron Curry, OLB, WF

The Browns have not fixed their secondary in the last couple years and this is one of their biggest problems. However, I don’t think their is a CB good enough to go this hi so I have them taking a freakish athlete here. Curry can put his hand down and play end as well as play OLB in the 2009 NFL Season.

6. Cincinnati Bengals: Eugene Monroe, OT, UVA

The Bengals could go one of many ways but I say they need to build their line and protect their QB before they make any other adjustments. I think the Bengals have a lot of potential they just need to improve their protection and get their running game going in the 2009 NFL Season.

7. Oakland Raiders: Michael Oher, OT, Ole Miss

The Raiders actually make a smart choice in the 2009 NFL Draft for once and they take an offensive line to help protect all of their potential stars. I think that Oher could be a great pro for years to come and could really help the Raiders this up coming year.

8. Jacksonville Jaguars: Jeremy Maclin, WR, Mizzou

The Jaguars don’t have any great play makers at the WR position for Garrard to throw to. I think that Maclin is not only a good player but he is a tremendous athlete. He can run reverses, return kicks and beat corners deep for Td’s. This may be a little high to take him but the Jags really need a play maker like Maclin to be good in 2009.

9. Green Bay Packers: Aaron Maybin, DE/OLB, PSU

The Packers are getting older in their secondary as well as along their defensive line. Aaron Maybin has the skill set to both play Defensive end as well as OLB in the NFL. I have him ranked as my second defensive end in the this 2009 NFL Mock Draft. If he can get up about 20 lbs he could be an elite NFL Player.

10. San Francisco 49ers: Mark Sanchez, QB, USC

The 49ers get a great QB who could be the top pick in the NFL Draft with the 10th overall Pick. They don’t have a QB for the future but Mark Sanchez is at the top of his game right now and looking to be a top 15 pick in the 2009 NFL Draft. I have him as the second best QB in this 2009 NFL Mock Draft.

11. Buffalo Bills: Brian Orakpo, DE, UT

The Bills get one of the best Defensive ends in the 2009 NFL Draft here. I have Orakpo ranked as my third best defensive end in this 2009 NFL Mock Draft. However, he is more of a 4-3 defensive end and Aaron Maybin is more of a 3-4 defensive end.

12. Denver Broncos: Rey Maualuga, ILB, USC

Ok everyone is telling me that the Broncos are going defense with their first overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft. In this 2009 NFL Mock Draft I believe that they will go defense but I wouldn’t be surprised if they went after one of the top RB’s in the 2009 NFL Mock Draft.

13. Washington Redskins: Jason Smith, OT, Baylor

The Redskins get a very good Offensive Tackle with this pick for the 2009 NFL Season. He will both help them in the passing and running game with his size and quick feet.

14 . New Orleans Saints: James Laurinaitis, ILB, Ohio St.

The Saints get one of the best ILB in the 2009 NFL Mock Draft. This 2009 NFL Mock Draft has the Saints building their defense from the inside out in the 2009 NFL Draft.

15. Houston Texans: William Moore,S, Mizzou

Moore is a great Athlete who will be a big Play Maker in 2009. The Texans find a great player here for a steal.

16. San Diego Chargers: Duke Robinson, OT/G, OU

The Chargers get a very Good Offensive Linemen here who could play RT until Mcneil is done and then move over to Left Tackle. Also with all the talk of Sproles leaving and LT’s time running out I wouldn’t be surprised if they went after one of the top RB’s in the 2009 NFL Draft.

17. NY Jets: Knowshon Moreno, RB, Georgia

The Jets need to build the interior of their defense for the 2009 NFL Season. However, Knowshon Moreno is a great RB who is excellent value at the 17th overall pick. In this 2009 NFL Mock Draft it has Moreno falling but I could definitely see him going higher in the draft their just isn’t a great need higher in the 2009 NFL Draft.

18. Chicago Bears: Darius Heyward-Bey, WR, MD

The Bears defense is getting older but I think they go after a playmaking receiver to help their QB in the 2009 season. Bey is supposed to run in the 4.3’s in the 2009 NFL Draft Combine. He is ranked as my 3rd best WR in this 2009 NFL Mock Draft because of his size and speed.

19. TB Buccaneers: Percy Harvin, WR, Florida

The Bucs get a very good play maker here in this 2009 NFL Mock Draft. Harvin is considered as most to be a WR but he can also help in the running game as well as the return game. He can line up in nearly every position to help the Buccaneers offense attack in the 2009 NFL Season.

20. Detroit Lions (Dallas): Clint Sintim, OLB, VA

The Lions get a very good player here to help them on the defensive end of the ball. They just hired a defensive minded coach so they will probably go defense with quite a few picks in the 2009 NFL Draft.

21. Philadelphia Eagles: Eben Britton, OT, AZ

The Eagles get a very under rated OT here from a very good college program. They could potentially lose both of their OT’s in the offseason so they need some Tackles for the 2009 NFL Season. Britton has built his stock recently because of the OT’s going back to school. He is now rated as a first round pick in this 2009 NFL Mock Draft.

22. Minnesota Vikings: William Beatty, OT, UCONN

The Vikings Offensive line isn’t getting any younger and they could lose some guys in the offseason. Beatty stock has increased because all the OT’s that have decided to go back to school for their senior season.

23. NE Patriots: Malcom Jenkins, CB, Ohio St.

The Patriots could go with another ILB to match up with Jerod Mayo the beast from Tennessee. However, their isn’t really someone of that value on the board. So they get the best ranked CB in this 2009 NFL Mock Draft with the 23rd pick overall.

24. Atlanta Falcons: B.J. Raji, DT, BC

The Falcons take the best defensive tackle in this 2009 NFL Mock Draft here. He is a big guy that will help stuff the run and improve the Falcons for next season. They could also go TE with this pick because Brandon Pettigrew the best TE in the 2009 NFL Draft is still on the board.

25. Miami Dolphins: Brian Cushing, OLB, USC

Whatever Parcels decides to do in the 2009 NFL Draft I will agree with I am just guessing. Terrence Cody is HUGE and I think he will be a big run stopping influence immediately.

26. Baltimore Ravens: Vontae Davis, CB, ILL

The Ravens get a very gifted CB here in Vontae Davis. He is my second ranked CB in this 2009 NFL Mock Draft though he might be the most athletically gifted. I think if you put him in the secondary with Ed Reed they will be even scarier in 2009 then they are right now.

27. Indianapolis Colts: Perria Jerry, DT, Ole Miss

They Colts once again had problems stopping the run this year. They get my second ranked DT in this 2009 NFL Mock Draft with the 27th overall pick. Jerry could be an immediate impact in the middle of the Colts defense and helping with the run in the 2009 season.

28. Eagles (Carolina): Brandon Pettigrew, TE, Ok. St.

The Eagles get the best all around Tight End in the 2009 NFL Draft. I have Gresham going higher then him because he is a little faster and more of a receiving TE then Pettigrew. However, Pettigrew is better all around because he is a great blocking TE as well as a great receiving one.

29. NY Giants: Michael Johnson, DE, GT

The Giants have great defensive ends but they did lose Strahan last year and you can never have to much depth at this position. Johnson is one of the top DE’s in this 2009 NFL Mock Draft.

30. Tennessee Titans: Tyson Jackson, DE, LSU

The Titans had injuries at the Defensive end position this year so they could use some great depth. Jackson is a great end that will fit in very well with the Titans 4-3 scheme in the 2009 Season.

31. Arizona Cardinals: Beanie Wells, RB, Ohio St.

The Edge has looked pretty good in the post season but he isn’t getting any younger. I think Beanie Wells is pretty evenly balanced and the 2nd best running back in this 2009 NFL Mock Draft. He will help them run the game and pair up well with Hightower.

32. Pittsburgh Steelers: Max Unger, C, Oregon

The Steelers get the versatile interior linemen they have been missing for the last couple of years. Unger has the potential to play both Guard and Center in the NFL and has surpassed Alex Mack as the top rated C in this 2009 NFL Mock Draft.

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