2009 NFL Draft

2009 NFL Mock Draft: Version 2.0

NEW YORK - APRIL 24: (L-R) NFL draft prospects Eugene Monroe, Virginia, Brian Cushing, USC, Aaron Curry, Wake Forest, Jason Smith, Baylor, Matthew Stafford, Georgia, Brian Orakpo, Texas, Josh Freeman, Kansas State, Michael Crabtree, Texas Tech, and Michael Oher, Mississippi, pose atop the Radio City Music Hall marquee April 24, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Jonathan Fickies/Getty Images)
KevinContributor IApril 25, 2009

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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