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Posted on: November 17, 2009 9:41 pm
 

Week 10 Mock Draft

This is early for a mock draft, I know, but everyone I've seen thus far have been horrible.  This is my second mock draft (one after week 5) and this one looks considerably different than the first version.  I tried to get all the first round traded picks that I knew about, but I will be updating this as the season goes on so let me know if I forgot any.  Here are the one I know of:

SF gets CAR #1
DEN gets CHI #1
SEA gets DEN #1
1.  CLE Browns                            -  Sam Bradford QB (Oklahoma):  This pick will determine the rest of the draft and its hard to say what CLE will do here with so many holes.  This is the worst passing offense in the NFL, and I think Quinn will prove he cannot get the job done.  I expect a big show by Bradford in the pre-draft workouts that will give him the slight edge over Locker.

2.   DET Lions                              -  Eric Berry S (Tennessee): The Lions have the worst pass D in the NFL, Berry will help shore up that secondary.

3.  STL Rams                              -  Jake Locker (Washington):  Locker continues to impress, therefore continues to move up the draft board.  Bulger just isn't the answer long-term.

4.   TB Buccaneers                      -  Russell Okung OT (Okla. St.):  The Bucs need to protect Freeman, Okung will be a difference maker.

5.  OAK Raiders                          -  Ndamukong Suh (Nebraska):  After 3 straight years of drafting a skill position player, Al Davis tries to help his aging defensive front. 

6.  KC Chiefs                               -  Trent Williams OT (Oklahoma):  A slight reach, but Cassell needs protection and Haley is an offensive coach.

7.  BUF Bills                                -  Rolando McClain (Alabama):  The Bills need some serious help at LB and McClain is the best of this class.

8.  SEA Seahawks                       -  Derrick Morgan (Georgia Tech):  Seattle needs to begin replacing the aging Patrick Kearney (32).

9.  WAS Redskins
                      -  Jimmy Clausen QB (Notre Dame):  Dan Snyder missed out on Sanchez last year, this year Clausen becomes his franchise QB.

10. DEN Broncos (via CHI)          -  Gerald McCoy DT (Oklahoma):  Denver will be ecstatic is one of the big 2 DT's fall to them, and in this draft McCoy is the guy.  Great for Denver's new 3-4 D.

11. TEN Titans                            -  Joe Haden CB (Florida):  Titans would love for either G. McCoy or Suh to fall here, but instead they help shore up their awful pass D by picking up the best CB in this class.

12. NY Jets                                 -  Carlos Dunlap DE (Florida): The offense will come around, especially with that great O-line.  NY could use a good, young pass rusher.

13. SF 49ers (via CAR)                -  Taylor Mays S (USC):  SF has back-to-back picks, and with the first they address their poor secondary.

14. SF 49ers                               -  Arthur Jones DT (Syracuse):  A lot depends on how Alex Smith plays.  SF could package picks to move up for a QB, but its hard to believe SF spends another high pick (and ton of cash) on a QB after getting burned by Smith.

15. MIA Dolphins  
                     -  Dez Bryant WR (Okla. St.):  Miami needs a consistent receiver to go along with deep threat Ted Ginn.

16. JAC Jaguars                           -  Jason Pierre-Paul DE (S. Florida):  Jacksonville's pass D has been bad this year, a solid pass rusher should help.

17. NY Giants  
                           -  Earl Thomas S (Texas):  Giants already have two young safeties, but their secondary could use the help.

18. GB Packers                            -  Charles Brown OT (USC):  The Green Bay O-Line needs some help, so does Aaron Rodgers ...

19. ATL Falcons                           -  Navorro Bowman LB (Penn St.):  Mike Peterson is getting old, and Atlanta could use another solid LB.  Their pass D is poor, but they have two young, talented CB's that will get better.

20. HOU Texans                          -  C.J. Spiller (Clemson):  Slaton is not an every down back, and Houston's run game has been awful.

21. PHI Eagles                             Sergio Kindle LB (Texas):  Philly would love another playmaking LB like Jeremiah Trotter was for them.

22. BAL Ravens                           -  Arrelious Benn WR (Illinois):  Joe Flacco could use some better targets, and Mason is getting older.

23. DAL Cowboys                          -  Bryan Bulaga OT (Iowa):  Flozell Adams (34) is on his way out, Dallas needs a solid tackle to replace him.

24. SEA Seahawks (via DEN)         -  Jahvid Best RB (California):  Seattle's rushing attack has been lackluster and could use a spark.

25. SD Chargers                          -  Brandon Spikes LB (Florida):  The Chargers could use a RB with LT aging and Sproles possibly gone next year, but they will look for that later and pick up a very talented LB here.

26. ARI Cardinals                         -  Bruce Carter LB (N. Carolina): Arizona's LB corps is aging quickly, Carter will provide some much needed youth.

27. PIT Steelers                           -  Greg Hardy DE (Mississippi):  Pittsburgh's D-line is one of the oldest in the NFL, Hardy will be a solid backup then eventual replacement.

28. NE Patriots                             -  Sean Weatherspoon LB (Missouri):  Jerrod Mayo could use some help on that NE defense.

29. CIN Bengals                           -  Jermaine Gresham TE (Oklahoma):  Carson Palmer would love a pass catching TE like Gresham, this could make Cincy's passing attack even more formidable.

30. MIN Vikings                            -  Jevan Snead QB (Mississippi):  Tarvaris Jackson is not the answer once Brett Favre leaves.

31. IND Colts                                -  Patrick Robinson CB (Florida St.):  NYG looks to make their D even better by adding a solid CB.

32. NO Saints                               -  Anthony Davis OT (Rutgers):  Teams drafting this late have the luxury of building toward the future and a solid tackle would be great.


(Draft order based on recent Power Rankings)
Thanks for reading, give me your thoughts and comments (good or bad).  Like I said, I will continue to update throughout the season, so keep an eye out!


Category: NFL Draft
Posted on: October 15, 2009 12:39 am
 

The Blue and Orange Report (Week 5)

There is a lot to be optimistic about in Denver right now.  New coach Josh McDaniels has already turned this team into a playoff favorite and completely turned the defense around.  Denver's defensive unit was one of the worst in the league last year, yet this year is the #1 defense in the entire league in terms of points against. 

This last week against New England the defense continued to shine, allowing zero second half points for the 4th straight week.  However, the real story of the game was Kyle Orton and the play of the Denver offense.  Orton was named AFC player of the week for his excellent 4th Quarter 98 yard TD drive to send the game into OT.  Orton then marched Denver down the field at the beginning of Overtime to set Matt Prater up for the game winning FG. 

The New England game revealed a lot of positive signs for this Denver offense, as well as continued signs of dominance by the Bronco defense.  Josh McDaniels started out the game with a little gamesmanship, running the Wildcat offense with Knowshon Moreno.  Yes the same Wildcat that Miami unveiled last year in a dominating win against the Patriots.  The Wildcat was very successful and required Bill Belichik to call timeout and regroup.  Its yet to be seen if this was a one week strategy or if the Wildcat is here to stay in Denver.  Brandon Marshall continued his climb back into the top tier of WRs in the NFL, and Eddie Royal gave a performance reminiscent of his breakout rookie year.  Marshall had two big TD grabs, one requiring him to break several tackles on his way to the endzone.  Royal, on the other hand, had 10 catches and 90 yards.  If Orton, Royal, and Marshall can continue this type of play this Denver offense could be just as formidable as the defense.

The Broncos look forward to a Monday night meeting with their only real threat in the AFC West Division, the San Diego Chargers.




Posted on: October 15, 2009 12:01 am
Edited on: October 15, 2009 12:07 am
 

Week 5 Mock Draft

This is early for a mock draft, I know, but everyone I've seen thus far have been horrible.  I tried to get all the first round traded picks that I knew about, but I will be updating this as the season goes on so let me know if I forgot any.  Here are the one I know of:

SF gets CAR #1
DEN gets CHI #1
SEA gets DEN #1
1.  STL Rams                            -  Sam Bradford QB (Oklahoma):  Bulger and Boller just aren't gonna cut it.

2.  TAM Buccaneers                    -  Russell Okung OT (Okla. St.):  The trend of taking "safe" OT early continues this year.

3.  KAN Chiefs                          -  Trent Williams OT (Oklahoma):  Cassell will need some protection if he's going to succeed.

4.  OAK Raiders                        -  Ndamukong Sug DT (Nebraska):  After 3 straight skill position players, Raiders take care of the D.

5.  CLE Browns                          -  Eric Berry S (Tennessee):  Browns pass D is awful, Berry sure would help that secondary.

6.  TEN Titans                           -  Jake Locker QB (Washington):  Fisher mght stick with VY, but this is the move they should make.

7.  DET Lions                            -  Carlos Dunlap DE (Florida):  Offensive has some solid players, now time for a pass rush.

8.  BUF Bills                              -  Rolando McLain LB (Alabama):  The Bills LBs are awful and their D is one of the worst vs. the run.

9.  WAS Redskins                      -  Colt McCoy QB (Texas):  Bit of a reach, but after missing Sanchez last year WAS is desperate for a QB.

10. SF  49ers (via CAR)              -  Gerald McCoy DT (Oklahoma):  SF gets a bit of a steal (again) and bulks up the D Line.

11. HOU Texans                        -  Joe Haden CB (Florida):  Disgruntled CB Dunta Robinson is the reason behind this pick.

12. JAC Jaguars                        -  Greg Hardy DE (Mississippi): Jags need to get pressure to help shore up the poor pass D.

13. SEA Seahawks                     -  Derrick Morgan DE (GA Tech):  Seattle needs someone to begin replacing Patrick Kearney (32)

14. ARI Cardinals                       -  Marvin Austin DT (N. Carolina):  The run of DTs continues, and ARI could really use a solid NT.

15. MIA Dolphins                        -  Dez Bryant WR (Okla. St.):  Miami needs a consistent receiver to go along with deep threat Ted Ginn.

16. DAL Cowboys                        -  Taylor Mays S (USC):  Dallas needs help with pass D and Mays is a great value here.

17. SD  Chargers                        -  Jahvid Best RB (California):  SD's running game has been awful, and Sproles could be gone next year.

18. SF  49ers                             -  Jimmy Clausen QB (Notre Dame):  Clausen may not come out, but if he does the niners need a QB.

19. GB  Packers                         -  Bryan Bulaga OT (Iowa):  The GB O-Line needs some help, so does Aaron Rodgers ...

20. PIT Steelers                        -  Ricky Sapp DE (Clemson):  Pittsburgh's D-Line is one of the oldest in the NFL.

21. DEN Broncos (via CHI)          -  Arthur Jones DT (Syracuse):  The Broncos could use a solid NT for their new 3-4 scheme.

22. BAL Ravens                          -  Arrelious Benn WR (Illinois):  Joe Flacco could use some better targets, and Mason is getting older.

23. NE  Patriots                          -  Navorro Bowman LB (Penn St.):  Jerrod Mayo could use some help, Junior Seau is a one year band-aid.

24. NYJ Jets                               -  Brandon Graham DE (Michigan):  The Jets DEs are aging quickly, Kris Jenkins could use a fresh body.

25. ATL Falcons                         -  Brandon LaFell WR (LSU):  Matt Ryan could use a solid WR opposite Roddy White .

26. PHI Eagles                           -  Brandon Spikes LB (Florida): PHI could use another playmaking LB like Jeremiah Trotter was for them.

27. CIN Bengals                         -  Jermaine Gresham TE (Oklahoma):  Carson Palmer would love for Gresham to fall to the Bengals.

28. SEA Seahawks (via DEN)       -  C.J. Spiller RB (Clemson):  Great backup and eventual replacement for Julius Jones .

29. NO  Saints                           -  Sergio Kindle LB (Texas):  NO's LB corps is getting up there and could use some revitalization.

30. MIN Vikings                         -  Jevan Snead QB (Mississippi):  Tavaris Jackson is not the answer once Brett Favre leaves.

31. NYG Giants                          -  Patrick Robinson CB (Florida St.):  NYG looks to make their D even better by adding a solid CB.

32. IND Colts                            -  Javier Arenas CB (Alabama):  WR would be nice here, but IND will find value later on, they need a CB.


(Draft order based on recent Power Rankings)
Thanks for reading, give me your thoughts and comments (good or bad).  Like I said, I will continue to update throughout the season, so keep an eye out!


 
 
 
 
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