THE NFL MOCK DRAFT 2009: Part Tres Welcome to the Big Show
Break it Down!
OK. Beyond corny jokes, welcome to the last piece of the first round! =Claps=
Here we are and congrats Pittsburgh, you guys are the most celebrated, effective franchise in the history of the NFL in all parts! This is a great time to celebrate all those little things that made this season great and take a good whiff of it!
So now to forget that, let's get to the draft
With the Twenty-first Pick in the NFL Draft the Philadelphia Eagles select...
Chris Wells RB/Ohio St.
OK. I know you guys have been waiting for him! Since Brent Celek has come into the spotlight as a possible great tight end for the Eagles, the next pick here would be tackle or a bruiser 16 game back. They have Wells! Brian Westbrook is a good back, but he is injury-prone, like seriously INJURY PRONE. So what the Eagles need is a second back who can take a load. With his 6-1, 230-something frame, Wells seems to be the guy.
With the Twenty-second Pick in the NFL Draft the Minnesota Vikings select...
Eben Britton OT/Arizona
What the Vikings need is few, with easy early picks to make them. The first is most pressing, that they need a RT. With Britton, they can fill that gap and that will probably make A.P. more of a beast than he already is. The QB and Secondary situation can be handled later.
With the Twenty-third Pick in the NFL Draft the New England Patriots select...
D.J. Moore CB/Vanderbilt
This becomes a choice between an outside linebacker, which the Patriots will go with experience with Mayo; or with a corner. This becomes a pick between Moore, Jenkins, and Davis. When most of their secondary left, the Pats struggled to replace them. They have fared well, but they need a better compliment to Hobbs if they want their defense to stand stronger. What becomes another choice is a RB to possible replace a negative-looking Maroney or another secondary player if Harrison retires.
With the Twenty-fourth Pick in the NFL Draft the Atlanta Falcons select...
Peria Jerry DT/Ole Miss
Another no name, but the Falcons need interior line help. Oh, and congrats on the turnaround! They need a lot of interior line help actually! This has become a bit of a problem most visible when facing the monsters of DeAngelo Williams and Patrick Stewart. If Atlanta wants to survive their NFC South schedule, and the other huge backs in the league, they need a bigger plug in the hole.
With the Twenty-fifth Pick in the NFL Draft the Miami Dolphins select...
Malcom Jenkins CB/Ohio St.
These corners were literally coin-flips. The Dolphins, also congrats! Need big-time help in their secondary where most can become free agents this year. So to replace a player or two, the Fins may seek a corner here. Bill Parcells is said to have wanted to get "Firepower" on the team. The possibility looms Percy Harvin may come here, but with Ginn already a first round pick, I doubt Parcells will pick that here. Another choice would be Duke Robinson.
With the Twenty-sixth Pick in the NFL Draft the Baltimore Ravens select...
Percy Harvin WR/Florida
For Joe Flacco's sake, this team needs another, younger WR in the place of Mason, or opposite of him deciding on what he wants to do. So this becomes a little bit of a no-brainer, unless the LB corps leave where a guy like Laurinaitis might find himself down here. Another thought that comes up is some OL here.
With the Twenty-seventh Pick in the NFL Draft the Indianapolis Colts select...
Knowshon Moreno RB/Georgia
Moreno gets picked up for a team that needs another player to compliment or maybe replace Addai. Addai has struggled recently and not returned to Super Bowl form, being injured often, so this is a good possibility. Another good chance is on the DL or on the OL for Peyton Manning's sake. OL is less likely since the group is already very young.
With the Twenty-eighth Pick in the NFL Draft the Philadelphia Eagles select...
Hakeem Nicks WR/North Carolina
The Eagles with their second first-rounder will probably pick an improvement in their receiving corps. DeSean Jackson is a star in the making, sure, but there has to be someone there to compliment him. A reason why the Eagles lost the NFC Championship was no one got open for Donovan McNabb, and Nicks can be the guy to solve this problem. He has become one of the hottest recruits out there, and after the Car Care Bowl, his name will be thrown around as a guy with a pretty nice radius. Another choice here is OL.
With the Twenty-ninth Pick in the NFL Draft the New York Giants select...
Darrius Heyward-Bey WR/Maryland
Look, I am sorry Giants faithful, but do you think Plaxico Burress is going to stop being Plax and play nice? No. So are the Giants going to risk that? No? So what do the Giants obviously need as seen in their game against Philly? A big time WR. So that is where Bey slips in and now this is a no-brainer, because you guys want Eli in form, right?
With the Thirtieth Pick in the NFL Draft the Tennessee Titans select...
Kenny Britt WR/Rutgers
This is the famed chain of WR's that come around at the end. The next one is Kenny Britt. I know the Titans never draft very big time WR's in the first round, but they need a big time receiver. I doubt Justin Gage is going to be a star so let's go Britt? For Kerry Collins' sake?
With the Thirty-first Pick in the NFL Draft the Arizona Cardinals select...
William Beatty OT/UCONN
I thought that picture was good for another one who I couldn't find anything on. Congrats Arizona on being the first Cardinals team to reach the Super Bowl! =Clap=
So what was a big reason it ended here? I would say the penalties, the missing coverage sometimes. Someone who did not hold so many times. So improvement is needed, right? Well a good choice would be Beatty who helped make Donald Brown a star in College Football. Arizona probably saw this so he likely he is going there. Which leaves us with the final pick of the first round...
With the Thirty-second Pick in the NFL Draft the Pittsburgh Steelers select...
Alex Mack C/California
WE ARE DONE WITH THE FIRST ROUND! =Cheers=
Congrats Steelers! You have become the most productive franchise in history, now down to business. Big Ben stated after it was all done "O-Line!?"
Yes, O-line. You are getting sacked a lot, dude, and that safety and everything? Look, you and I both know if the Cardinals defense hadn't been so lackluster that last minute and rushed you, it would have been done. So the Steelers need help there. This is where they pick the best available OL player in Alex Mack who will improve the center position for them probably for years to come. Which thus ends our first round!
Alright down to business again, Round Two coming soon!