2009 NFL Mock Draft (21-32)

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2009 NFL Mock Draft (21-32)
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Today, I will begin a three-day series of releasing my NFL Mock Draft. Monday, Apr. 20 will release picks 11-20, and on Tuesday, I will release my Top 10 picks for the 2009 NFL Draft. So, without further adieu, picks 21-32...

  21.  Philadelphia Eagles - Knowshon Moreno, RB, Georgia

One of only a few teams searching for RBs, the Eagles could snag a wonder with Moreno, who has the full skill set to compete in the league.

22.  Minnesota Vikings - Percy Harvin, WR, Florida

With recent off the field baggage that has encompassed Harvin, he may be slipping in the draft. The Vikings have interest in the explosive WR, who could assist Adrian Peterson and whoever emerges at QB.

 

UPDATE: With Harvin testing positive for marijuana at the Combine, he may slip out of the first round. If that's the case, the Vikings go with either OT Eben Britton from Arizona or WR Derrius Heyward-Bey from Maryland.

 

23.  New England Patriots - Clay Matthews, Jr, OLB, USC

With New England's 3-4 defense, Matthews couldn't fit in more perfectly, as he can play any linebacker position.

24.  Atlanta Falcons - Brandon Pettigrew, TE, Oklahoma State

The Falcons are in major need of a solid TE and Pettigrew has the hands, speed, and blocking abilities to do just that for many years.

25.  Miami Dolphins - Malcolm Jenkins, CB, Ohio State

The Thorpe Award winner didn't have a great combine but shows he can be a star in the league. May even shift to the FS position, if not CB.

26.  Baltimore Ravens - Darrius Heyward-Bay, WR, Maryland

Arguably had the best combine performance of the season, Heyward-Bey shows he is a speedster and has game-changing abilities

27.  Indianapolis Colts - Vontae Davis, CB, Illinois

Davis could go much earlier, along with Jenkins, but won't get past here. The Colts need to revamp their secondary and the physical style of Davis is a perfect fit.

28.  Buffalo Bills - Alex Mack, C, California

With the potential to being one of the next great centers, Mack can provide that stability and command an offensive line that will be needed to succeed with Owens' ability at the wide spot.

29.  New York Giants - Hakeem Nicks, WR, North Carolina

A very big and strong WR, Nicks can provide a lot of need for a team that released Burress and in desperate need of a big-time receiver.

30.  Tennessee Titans - Kenny Britt, WR, Rutgers

Kenny Britt can develop into a top WR in the league if he continues to work at it. His height and speed (6'4", 4.4) can lead the Titans to a proficient offense. 

31.  Arizona Cardinals - Donald Brown, RB, Connecticut

One of the best total running backs in the draft, Brown can learn under the experience of Edgerrin James and even have playing time next year.

32 .   Pittsburgh Steelers - Darius Butler, CB, Connecticut

With a fast 40 time at the Combine, Butler is one of the few players who are on the rise in the draft. He could definitely fill a hole at CB for the Steelers. 

 

Check out the earlier picks...

Picks 1-10

Picks 11-20

 

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