2009 NFL Mock Draft: Version 2.0

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2009 NFL Mock Draft: Version 2.0
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Here is my last and final mock draft. I wish I could do a second round, but I do not really have the time.

My first is here for your perusal, however, and I have included later picks for the teams that do not have first round picks.

 

First Round

1. Detroit Lions: Matthew Stafford, QB, Georgia

Already in negotiations, looks like a deal will get done.

 

2. St. Louis Rams: Eugene Monroe, OT, Virginia

Have heard that it is down to Smith and Monroe but that the Rams prefer the former Cavalier.

 

3. Kansas City Chiefs: Aaron Curry, LB, Wake Forest

Safest pick in the draft, and the Chiefs won't pass up on him.

 

4. Seattle Seahawks: Mark Sanchez, QB, USC

Hasselback is getting old, it's about time to find replacement.

 

5. Cleveland Browns: Tyson Jackson, DE, LSU

The best 3-4 end, he's rocketing up draft boards.

 

6. Cincinnati Bengals: Jason Smith, OT, Baylor

He's taken a bit of a tumble, and I am among those that believe he is overrated.

 

7. Oakland Raiders: Andre Smith, OT, Alabama

Just don't think that Crabtree is fast enough for Al Davis.

 

8. Jacksonville Jaguars: Michael Crabtree, WR, Texas Tech

Even with signing of vet wideout Torry Holt, there should be no hesitation here.

 

9. Green Bay Packers: B.J. Raji, DT, Boston College

Green Bay would love Andre Smith, but will settle for Raji.

 

10. San Francisco 49ers: Brian Orakpo, DE/OLB, Texas

Could see Oher here, but they can't pass up the premier pass rusher.

 

11. Buffalo Bills: Michael Oher, OT, Ole Miss

Out goes Jason Peters, in comes Michael Oher.

 

12. Denver Broncos: Everette Brown, DE/OLB, Florida State

Would love Tyson Jackson but will settle for a 3-4 linebacker.

 

13. Washington Redskins: Robert Ayers, DE, Tennessee

Dan Snyder must be real upset he couldn't get Sanchez.

 

14. New Orleans Saints: Malcolm Jenkins, CB/FS, Ohio State

Fairly easy pick if Jenkins is still there.

 

15. Houston Texans: Brian Cushing, OLB, USC

Cushing is most athletic of USC linebackers and better than the over-hyped Matthews.

 

16. San Diego Chargers: Rey Maualuga, MLB, USC

He's got work ethic issues, but if they're fixed, he's real special.

 

17. New York Jets: Chris Wells, RB, Ohio State

Thomas Jones is not getting any younger.

 

18. Denver Broncos (from Chicago): Aaron Maybin, DE/OLB, Penn State

Look at that: The Broncos get two 3-4 linebackers and improve their defense.

 

19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Josh Freeman, QB, Kansas State

Heard that they are very locked in on Freeman.

 

20. Detroit Lions (from Dallas): Eben Britton, OT, Arizona

Smart move to take a QB and then protect him.

 

21. Philadelphia Eagles: Knowshon Moreno, RB, Georgia

An absolute steal at 21 for the Eagles.

 

22. Minnesota Vikings: Jeremy Maclin, WR, Missouri

Takes a bit of a fall based on teams' needs, and Vikings are ecstatic.

 

23. New England Patriots: Darius Butler, CB, Connecticut

A much better corner than Vontae Davis.

 

24. Atlanta Falcons: Peria Jerry, DT, Ole Miss

Can really fix their defensive line with Jerry in the middle.

 

25. Miami Dolphins: Clay Matthews, OLB, USC

Maybe a little overrated, but should work well with Parcells.

 

26. Baltimore Ravens: Kenny Britt, WR, Rutgers

I think he is the best pure receiver after Crabtree.

 

27. Indianapolis Colts: Evander Hood, DT, Missouri

With Jerry gone, they'll go for next-best defensive tackle.

 

28. Buffalo Bills (from Philadelphia via Carolina): Brandon Pettigrew, TE, Oklahoma State

Could have reached for him at 11 but can still get him at 28.

 

29. New York Giants: Darrius Heyward-Bey, WR, Maryland

Mistake not trading this for Edwards, as Heyward-Bey is most overrated player in this year's crop.

 

30. Tennessee Titans: Vontae Davis, CB, Illinois

Work ethic issues, but too talented to not take risk on.

 

31. Arizona Cardinals: Donald Brown, RB, Connecticut

Talented running back who could be a No. 1 option in a year or two.

 

32. Pittsburgh Steelers: Alex Mack, C, California

Smart pick here for the Steelers.

 

49. Chicago Bears: Hakeem Nicks, WR, North Carolina

Could see him falling, and the Bears would love that.

 

52. Dallas Cowboys: William Moore, S, Missouri

Take a strong safety to replace Roy Williams.

 

59. Carolina Panthers: Paul Kruger, DE, Utah

With Julius Peppers holding out, smart move to get depth.

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