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HUDDLERS' 2009 NFL MOCK DRAFT!

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Welcome to all those who have offered up their time and effort to participate in this NFL Mock Draft, along with those wanting to follow along!! This should be a lot of fun watching fellow Huddlers play GM for their Homer teams. I also wanted to add that if any Huddler would still like to be a part and have their opinion/voice heard when their Homer teams' pick comes up, feel free to PM me or the Huddler listed with the specific team below. Please keep all comments in this thread only as the actual selections will be in the other Draft thread.

 

Thanks. :wacko:

 

 

Round 1

 

1 Detroit Lions - Policyvote - LB, Aaron Curry, Wake Forest

2 St. Louis Rams - Peteteacher2001 - T, Eugene Monroe, Virginia

3 Kansas City Chiefs - FingFootball - OT, Jason Smith, Baylor

4 Seattle Seahawks - theProfessor - WR, Jeremy Maclin, Missouri

5 Cleveland Browns - Mojo20 - DE, Brian Orakpo, Texas

6 Cincinnati Bengals - Sox - WR, Michael Crabtree, Texas Tech

7 Oakland Raiders - Kpholmes and Return of S&B - DT, B.J. Raji, Boston College

8 Jacksonville Jaguars - Piratesownninjas - CB, Vontae Davis, Illinois

9 Green Bay Packers - Randall, Piratesownninjas and Stingers - DE, Tyson Jackson, LSU

10 San Francisco 49ers - Gopher - DE, Everette Brown, FSU

11 Buffalo Bills - Satelliteoflovegm and peepinmofo - DE, Michael Johnson, GT

12 Denver Broncos - LordOpie - DT, Peria Jerry, Mississippi

13 Washington Redskins - WashingtonD - OT, Andre Smith, Alabama

14 New Orleans Saints - Randall - CB, Malcolm Jenkins, Ohio State

15 Houston Texans - MTSuper7 - QB, Matt Stafford, Georgia

16 San Diego Chargers - Taz - RB, Knowshon Moreno, Georgia

17 New York Jets - Irish and any other Jets' homers - QB, Mark Sanchez, USC

18 Chicago Bears - Wolverines Fan - WR, Darrius Heyward-Bey, Maryland

19 Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Randall - DE, Robert Ayers, Tennessee

20 Detroit Lions (from Dallas) - Policyvote - OT, Michael Oher, Mississippi

21 Philadelphia Eagles - Fitzkek and Swammi - TE, Brandon Pettigrew, Oklahoma State

22 Minnesota Vikings - Outshined - OT, Eben Britton, Arizona

23 New England Patriots - Patsfan39 - ILB, Rey Maualuga, USC

24 Atlanta Falcons - KillerFalcons - OLB, Brian Cushing, USC

25 Miami Dolphins - Seahawks21 - OLB, Aaron Maybin, Penn State

26 Baltimore Ravens - WashingtonD - WR, Percy Harvin, Florida

27 Indianapolis Colts - BeeR - ILB, James Laurinaitis, Ohio State

28 Philadelphia Eagles (from Carolina) - Fitzkek and Swammi - WR, Hakeem Nicks, North Carolina

29 New York Giants - MrTed46 and Timmypg - OT, Philip Loadholt, Oklahoma

30 Tennessee Titans - theProfessor - WR, Kenny Britt, Rutgers

31 Arizona Cardinals - suckmyvick and Loyalboyd - RB, Beanie Wells, Ohio State

32 Pittsburgh Steelers - Electricrelish - CB, Alphonso Smith, Wake Forest

 

Round 2

 

1 33 Detroit - Policyvote - QB, Josh Freeman, Kansas State

2 34 New England (from Kansas City) - Patsfan39 - RB, LeSean McCoy, Pittsburgh

3 35 St. Louis- Peteteacher2001 - DT, Ron Brace, Boston College

4 36 Cleveland - Mojo20 - OLB, Clay Matthews, USC

5 37 Seattle - theProfessor - RB, Donald Brown, Connecticut

6 38 Cincinnati - Sox - C, Alex Mack, California

7 39 Jacksonville - Seahawks21 - OT, William Beatty, Connecticut

8 40 Oakland - Kpholmes and Return of S&B - C, Max Unger, Oregon

9 41 Green Bay- Randall, Piratesownninjas and Stingers - DE, Larry English, Northern Illinois

10 42 Buffalo Satelliteoflovegm and peepinmofo - TE, Jared Cook, South Carolina

11 43 San Francisco - Gopher - OT, Jamon Meredith, South Carolina

12 44 Miami (from Washington) - Dirtdickens - CB, Victor Harris, Virginia Tech

13 45 N.Y. Giants (from New Orleans) - MrTed46 and Timmypg - WR, Mohamed Massaquoi, Georgia

14 46 Houston - MTSuper7 - CB/S, Sean Smith, Utah

15 47 New England (from San Diego) - Patsfan39 - OLB, Clint Sintim, Virginia

16 48 Denver - LordOpie - OLB, Marcus Freeman, Ohio State

17 49 Chicago Wolverines Fan - OT, Gerald Cadogan, Penn State

18 50 Cleveland (from Tampa Bay) - Mojo20 - WR, Brian Robiskie, Ohio State

19 51 Dallas - Irish, Scooby, CowboysDiehard, Cowboyz1 and Clubfoothead - S, Louis Delmas- West. Mich.

20 52 N.Y. Jets - Irish and any other Jets' homers - WR, Derrick Williams, Penn State

21 53 Philadelphia - Fitzkek and Swammi - S, William Moore, Missouri

22 54 Minnesota Outshined - CB, D.J. Moore, Vanderbilt

23 55 Atlanta - KillerFalcons - TE, Travis Beckum, Wisconsin

24 56 Miami - Seahawks21 and Dirtdickens - DE, Connor Barwin, Cincinnati

25 57 Baltimore - WashingtonD - CB, Darius Butler, Connecticut

26 58 New England - Patsfan39 - DE, Paul Kruger, Utah

27 59 Carolina - Patsfan39 - DT, Evander "Ziggy" Hood, Missouri

28 60 N.Y. Giants - MrTed46 and Timmypg - ILB, Darry Beckwith, LSU

29 61 Indianapolis - BeeR - DT, Jarron Gilbert, San Jose St.

30 62 Tennessee - theProfessor - S, Patrick Chung, Oregon

31 63 Arizona - suckmyvick and Loyalboyd - OG- Herman Johnson- LSU

32 64 Pittsburgh - Electricrelish - OG, Duke Robinson, Oklahoma

 

Round 3

 

1 65 Detroit - Policyvote - CB, Coye Francies, San Jose State

2 66 St. Louis - Peteteacher2001 - ILB, Josh Mauga, Nevada

3 67 Kansas City - FingFootball - OLB, Tyrone McKenzie, South Florida

4 68 Seattle - theProfessor - S, Chris Clemons, Clemson

5 69 Dallas (from Cleveland) - Irish, Scooby, CowboysDiehard and Cowboyz1 - OG, Andy Levitre, Oregon State

6 70 Cincinnati - Sox - TE, Cornelius Ingram, Florida

7 71 Oakland - Kpholmes and Return of S&B - WR, Juaquin Iglesias, Oklahoma

8 72 Jacksonville - theprofessor - WR, Brandon Gibson, Washington State University

9 73 Green Bay - Randall, Piratesownninjas and Stingers - OT, Troy Kropog, Tulane

10 74 San Francisco - Gopher - FS, Rashad Johnson, Alabama

11 75 Buffalo - Satelliteoflovegm and peepinmofo - OG, Louis Vasquez, Texas Tech

12 76 N.Y. Jets (from New Orleans) - Irish and any other Jets' homers - CB, Jairus Byrd, Oregon

13 77 Houston - MTSuper7 - RB, Rashad Jennings, Liberty

14 78 San Diego - Taz - S, Derek Pegues, Mississippi State

15 79 Denver - LordOpie - DT, Sen'Derrick Marks, Auburn

16 80 Washington - WashingtonD - DE, Michael Bennett, Texas A&M

17 81 Tampa Bay - Randall - DT, Fili Moala, USC

18 82 Detroit (from Dallas) - Policyvote - WR, Brandon Tate, North Carolina

19 83 Green Bay (from N.Y. Jets) - Randall, Piratesownninjas and Stingers - CB, Mike Mickens, Cincinnati

20 84 Chicago - Wolverines Fan - FS, Chip Vaughn, Wake Forest

21 85 Philadelphia - Fitzkek and Swammi - RB, Shonn Greene, Iowa

22 86 Minnesota - Outshined - SS, Michael Hamlin, Clemson

23 87 Miami - Dirtdickens - DT, Ricky Jean- Francois, LSU

24 88 Baltimore - WashingtonD - ILB, Dannell Ellerbe, Georgia

25 89 New England - Patsfan39 - QB/WR/RB, Pat White, West Virginia

26 90 Atlanta - KillerFalcons - CB, Keenan Lewis, Oregon State

27 91 N.Y. Giants - Irish - DT, Alex MaGee, Purdue

28 92 Indianapolis - Randall - WR, Louis Murphy, Florida

29 93 Carolina - Patsfan39 - DE, Brandon Williams, Texas Tech

30 94 Tennessee - theProfessor - DT, Mitch King, Iowa

31 95 Arizona - suckmyvick and Loyalboyd - OLB, Eric Moncur, Miami

32 96 Pittsburgh - Electricrelish - C, Eric Wood, Louisville

33 97 New England (compensatory) - Patsfan39 - DE, Cody Brown, UConn

34 98 Cincinnati (compensatory) - Sox - ILB Jasper Brinkley,South Carolina

35 99 Chicago (compensatory) - Wolverines Fan - DE, Kyle Moore, USC

36 100 N.Y. Giants (compensatory) - Irish - CB, Cary Harris, USC

 

And with the First Pick of the Huddlers' 2009 NFL Mock Draft, the Detroit Lions' Homer, Policyvote, selects...

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And with the First Pick of the Huddlers' 2009 NFL Mock Draft, the Detroit Lions' Homer, Policyvote, selects...

 

Crabtree!!!!!

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This should be interesting. I wonder who will be the first casualty and not show up. My bet is on the newb!!

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What is the time limit between picks?

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What is the time limit between picks?

 

With the draft so far off from now (47 days away) there isn't any. Didn't feel that we needed one. Let's hope we have fun with this and that it moves along reasonably enough.

 

If we have any issues arise, we'll cross those bridges as we get to them.

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Policyvote goes against many of the mocks out there and selects Aaron Curry.

 

Peteteacher2001 is now on the clock selecting for the St. Louis Rams.

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Policyvote goes against many of the mocks out there and selects Aaron Curry.

 

Peteteacher2001 is now on the clock selecting for the St. Louis Rams.

 

Wow a LB? I'd like to hear Policy's take on that. I'd woulda thought you would want an OL before a defensive player.

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Peteteacher selects T, Eugene Monroe for the Rams with the 2nd pick.

 

Fingfootball is now only the clock selecting for the Kansas City Chiefs.

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I am supposing that we are to give a little insight on why we selected our players.

 

OL was a TRUE no brainer with Curry off of the board. My decision between Monroe and Smith was that I believe the relationship between Chris Long and his former OT Monroe will payoff in spades as the future unfolds. Monroe can flat out play and is a bit safer on the floor/ceiling side of things. I also think that the Long, Monroe, Jason Brown, type of folks on either side of the line will cement a great core group of leaders and fantastic players for years to come.

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Policyvote goes against many of the mocks out there and selects Aaron Curry.

 

Peteteacher2001 is now on the clock selecting for the St. Louis Rams.

 

 

Who was the last LB picked #1? Has there ever been one?

 

Looked it up-going back to 1936

 

1988 Aundray Bruce LB Auburn Atlanta Falcons 11 0

1979 Tom Cousineau LB Ohio State Buffalo Bills 6 0

1966 Tommy Nobis LB Texas Atlanta Falcons (NFL) 11 5

1949 *Chuck Bednarik C/LB Pennsylvania Philadelphia Eagles 12 8

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Couple of quick facts:

 

* the Lions' starting linebackers are, of this moment:

 

SLB: Alex Lewis, career special teamer, 6'-0", 228

MLB: Jordon Dizon, lost rookie year to injury, 6'-0", 229

WLB: Ernie Sims, 5'-11", 220

 

That would be an unacceptably small LB corps for a Big Ten school, let alone a NFL team.

 

* The Lions allowed 32.3 points per game last year, by far the worst in the NFL.

 

* The Lions allowed 2,754 yards rushing to opponents last year, on 536 carries--that's an average of 5.1 ypc.

 

* The Lions were passed against fewer times than any team in the NFL, yet allowed the 27th most yardage.

 

* Opposing passers' average QB rating was 110.9 No, not a typo, one hundred and ten point nine.

 

Okay, so, get it? The defense was beyond atrocious last year, it was historically bad. Statistically speaking, the defense was dead last in nearly every category. On top of that, the Lions released (or didn't re-signed) #1 CB Leigh Bodden, starting MLB Paris Lenon, and starting SLB Ryan Nece. So, basically, the LB position was a lethal weakness in 2008 and it is significantly worse now.

 

Secondly, the Lions have a mediocre LT in Jeff Backus and a guy who got cut from the Hamilton Tiger-Cats at LG. There are two possible ways to fix this: 1) draft a Jason Smith at 1.1, start him, and bump Backus to guard, or 2) draft an interior lineman with the 2.1 and live with Backus. I would be a-okay with either scenario, since we don't know how Backus would be at guard, and rookies are always a roll of the dice. In fact, since elite LTs are ONLY available at the top of the draft, I have argued that the Lions cannot pass up the chance to get one here.

 

However, it's inarguable that the Lions's defense is punishingly wretched, while their offense is merely not good. Curry's incredible size, speed and intelligence could make him the best Lion on the defensive side of the ball from day one. Moroever, the Lions' defense has no leader. Sims plays with lots of passion, but he doesn't have the gift of inspiring other men to play like him. Curry could immediately fill that role. Finally, Schwartz has been saying all along that he doesn't want "the right position", he wants "the right person": a good kid, a hard worker, someone who's both athletically elite and a remarkable individual--and he's pointed at Megatron as the perfect example of that. Between his insightful blogging, his committment to supporting his family, and his jaw-dropping performance and toolset, I really think that Curry is "the right player".

 

Peace

policy

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Curry looked great at the combine. I don't think Dizon is big enough to even play LB. I like the pick.

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Curry would have probably been my choice. But not disappionted at all with Smith being there. At 6'5", 310 lbs. he would be a great OT for the Chiefs. Relatively injury free (except for that sprained MCL) and good work ethic. I think that if Curry isnt there in the real draft and Smith is the Chiefs would probably pick him up.

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I am supposing that we are to give a little insight on why we selected our players.

 

OL was a TRUE no brainer with Curry off of the board. My decision between Monroe and Smith was that I believe the relationship between Chris Long and his former OT Monroe will payoff in spades as the future unfolds. Monroe can flat out play and is a bit safer on the floor/ceiling side of things. I also think that the Long, Monroe, Jason Brown, type of folks on either side of the line will cement a great core group of leaders and fantastic players for years to come.

 

Yes, giving a little insight for each pick is nice to hear and well done on your part. However, since this is mostly about having some fun along with chatting about football, I left that part open-ended and if some don't feel comfortable explaining their pick in great detail, that's fine too.

 

Couple of quick facts:

 

* the Lions' starting linebackers are, of this moment:

 

SLB: Alex Lewis, career special teamer, 6'-0", 228

MLB: Jordon Dizon, lost rookie year to injury, 6'-0", 229

WLB: Ernie Sims, 5'-11", 220

 

That would be an unacceptably small LB corps for a Big Ten school, let alone a NFL team.

 

* The Lions allowed 32.3 points per game last year, by far the worst in the NFL.

 

* The Lions allowed 2,754 yards rushing to opponents last year, on 536 carries--that's an average of 5.1 ypc.

 

* The Lions were passed against fewer times than any team in the NFL, yet allowed the 27th most yardage.

 

* Opposing passers' average QB rating was 110.9 No, not a typo, one hundred and ten point nine.

 

Okay, so, get it? The defense was beyond atrocious last year, it was historically bad. Statistically speaking, the defense was dead last in nearly every category. On top of that, the Lions released (or didn't re-signed) #1 CB Leigh Bodden, starting MLB Paris Lenon, and starting SLB Ryan Nece. So, basically, the LB position was a lethal weakness in 2008 and it is significantly worse now.

 

Secondly, the Lions have a mediocre LT in Jeff Backus and a guy who got cut from the Hamilton Tiger-Cats at LG. There are two possible ways to fix this: 1) draft a Jason Smith at 1.1, start him, and bump Backus to guard, or 2) draft an interior lineman with the 2.1 and live with Backus. I would be a-okay with either scenario, since we don't know how Backus would be at guard, and rookies are always a roll of the dice. In fact, since elite LTs are ONLY available at the top of the draft, I have argued that the Lions cannot pass up the chance to get one here.

 

However, it's inarguable that the Lions's defense is punishingly wretched, while their offense is merely not good. Curry's incredible size, speed and intelligence could make him the best Lion on the defensive side of the ball from day one. Moroever, the Lions' defense has no leader. Sims plays with lots of passion, but he doesn't have the gift of inspiring other men to play like him. Curry could immediately fill that role. Finally, Schwartz has been saying all along that he doesn't want "the right position", he wants "the right person": a good kid, a hard worker, someone who's both athletically elite and a remarkable individual--and he's pointed at Megatron as the perfect example of that. Between his insightful blogging, his committment to supporting his family, and his jaw-dropping performance and toolset, I really think that Curry is "the right player".

 

Peace

policy

 

Great explanation and breakdown! I like the pick as well. Obviously the Lions have more than one pressing need with QB being one of the others. However, grabbing Curry would certainly fill one of those needs.

 

 

 

Fingfootball has selected OT, Jason Smith for the Chiefs with the 3rd pick.

 

theprofessor is now up with the 4th pick selecting for the Seattle Seahawks.

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For some odd reason I think we have the top three players. Now their order in how they go is still in question.

 

Policy, great explanation of your pick!

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I am going against the grain a little bit here but I love this pick .......... Jeremy Maclin WR, Missouri

 

With the two top OL off the board I felt I had to go with an impact player on offense and it came down to Crabtree or Maclin. With the addition of Houshmandzadeh I feel that we need more of a deep threat to keep the safety's from cheating up. I think that Crabtree and Housh have a lot of the same skill sets and that Maclin brought a dynamic to the field that would benefit the offense more than Crabtree. With Maclins speed and game breaking ability he'll open the middle up for Carlson and Houshmandzadeh and give the Seahawks a deep threat that they haven't had since the Joey Galloway days. With Deion Branch's health being an issue this pick also gives the Seahawks some added insurance if Branch goes down again.

 

Blessed with great speed and elusiveness, the smooth-striding Maclin reminds some of Randy Moss and has star potential written all over him.

In addition, Maclin is a premier return guy and even though they have one of the best in Burleson this gives them another option. The addition of Maclin gives the Seahawks a potent passing game and some needed depth at a position that we were decimated at last year.

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I suggest when a pick is made the drafter PM the next team. That way we all know they will be contacted and that team won't get multiple PM's.

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I suggest when a pick is made the drafter PM the next team. That way we all know they will be contacted and that team won't get multiple PM's.

 

PM sent to MoJo20

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Curry would have probably been my choice. But not disappionted at all with Smith being there. At 6'5", 310 lbs. he would be a great OT for the Chiefs. Relatively injury free (except for that sprained MCL) and good work ethic. I think that if Curry isnt there in the real draft and Smith is the Chiefs would probably pick him up.

 

Glad to see you picked a fat guy... We need fat guys. Period.

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I am going against the grain a little bit here but I love this pick .......... Jeremy Maclin WR, Missouri

 

With the two top OL off the board I felt I had to go with an impact player on offense and it came down to Crabtree or Maclin. With the addition of Houshmandzadeh I feel that we need more of a deep threat to keep the safety's from cheating up. I think that Crabtree and Housh have a lot of the same skill sets and that Maclin brought a dynamic to the field that would benefit the offense more than Crabtree. With Maclins speed and game breaking ability he'll open the middle up for Carlson and Houshmandzadeh and give the Seahawks a deep threat that they haven't had since the Joey Galloway days. With Deion Branch's health being an issue this pick also gives the Seahawks some added insurance if Branch goes down again.

 

Blessed with great speed and elusiveness, the smooth-striding Maclin reminds some of Randy Moss and has star potential written all over him.

In addition, Maclin is a premier return guy and even though they have one of the best in Burleson this gives them another option. The addition of Maclin gives the Seahawks a potent passing game and some needed depth at a position that we were decimated at last year.

 

Ballsy pick!! Looks like I'm not the only guy that thinks Maclin is gonna be a gamer.

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Policy, great explanation of your pick!

 

+1

 

Respect the pick.

 

Heck, if Curry is the best player on the Lions' board, they should take him. IMHO, they should not take a QB if they have doubts.

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PM sent to MoJo20

 

 

Thanks. He hasn't been in since yesterday just before noon. Do we have a 10-12 hour timer?

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Pick made, pm sent to Sox.

 

Sorry for the delay, workin' midnight shift always throws me off.

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As far as the pick goes...

 

Where do I start, the Browns need help in plenty of places but I think the most pressing is some kind of playmaker on defense. I would love to have Curry here but there is no way he lasts this long. I was deciding between Orakpo, Everette Brown DE FSU and to a certain extent Maualuaga. I went with Orakpo because he can take some pressure off the fat ass Shaun Rogers in the middle and maybe Wimbley will come back to life with some youth on the other side.

 

I like Orakpo's athleticism and motor which should translate well into the NFL. Hopefully he can turn into a D. Freeney or Robert Mathis type disruptor.

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