Wednesday, April 25, 2007

NFL Mock Draft

The Phanatic Magazine will kick its NFL Draft coverage into full gear now that the weekend is on the horizon, so make sure you check in for in-depth Eagles analysis in the coming hours.

For a national perspective, we turn to our friends at for their take on the first round:

1. Oakland - JaMarcus Russell, QB, LSU Johnson is a consideration, but they have to grab the QB.

2. Detroit - Gaines Adams, De, Clemson Maybe not worthy of #2 overall, but he appears to be their target.

3. Cleveland - Brady Quinn, QB, Notre Dame Peterson is tempting, but the Browns take the QB to build around.

4. Tampa Bay - Calvin Johnson, WR, Georgia Tech TB and Detroit could swap picks, and end up with the same players.

5. Arizona - Joe Thomas, OT, Wisconsin As its shaping up, the Cards may be very lucky and get their #1 guy at #5.

6. Washington - Amobi Okoye, DT, Louisville A stud and still growing.

7. Minnesota - Adrian Peterson, RB, Oklahoma Simply too good to pass up at this point.

8. Atlanta (from HOU) - LaRon Landry, S, LSU Should step in and provide an immediate impact.

9. Miami - Levi Brown, OT, Penn St. The Phins have to upgrade their tackle spot, and there is a major drop off in rounds after the first.

10. Houston (from ATL) - Ted Ginn, WR, Ohio St. After being criticized for passing on Reggie Bush last year, they get a player that may be just as explosive.

11. San Francisco - Adam Carriker, DL, Nebraska Brings all around talent and versatility to the 9er line.

12. Buffalo - Patrick Willis, LB, Ole Miss Willis would be a tremendous pick and provide an immediate upgrade at linebacker.

13. St. Louis - Alan Branch, DT, Michigan Stopping the run is a priority, and Branch should clog lanes from the outset.

14. Carolina - Greg Olsen, TE, Miami Having a receiving target at TE would help open up the offense more.

15. Pittsburgh - Lawrence Timmons, LB, Florida St. His aggressiveness would be a nice fit in Pittsburgh, and he has big time upside.

16. Green Bay - Marshawn Lynch, RB, Cal Steps into a starting job immediately.

17. Jacksonville - Jamaal Anderson, DE, Arkansas Major upside and just too much value at this spot.

18. Cincinnati - Leon Hall, CB, Michigan The offense has enough talent, it’s time to upgrade the defense.

19. Tennessee - Darrelle Revis, CB, Pitt With PacMan’s future in doubt, the Titans upgrade the secondary.

20. N.Y. Giants - Joe Staley, OT, Central Michigan Continues to rise, and could be gone at this point.

21. Denver - Jarvis Moss, DE, Florida Always in search of a big time pass rusher, they hope the search ends here.

22. Dallas - Dwayne Jarrett, WR, USC Jarrett won’t fall as far as many anticipate.

23. Kansas City - Robert Meachem, WR, Tennessee Would do wonders opening up the offense to give LJ some room to operate.

24. New England (from SEA) - Aaron Ross, CB, Texas With or without Asante Samuel, the CB spot needs to be addressed.

25. N.Y. Jets - Anthony Spencer, DE/OLB, Purdue Would provide an immediate boost to the pass rush.

26. Philadelphia - Michael Griffin, S, Texas If he’s available, Griffin makes too much sense at this spot.

27. New Orleans - Chris Houston, CB, Arkansas Despite extending an offer sheet to Jason David, the CB spot still needs more help.

28. New England - Jon Beason, LB, Miami After addressing the secondary with the first pick, the Pats get more speed at linebacker.

29. Baltimore - Ryan Kalil, C, USC While he isn’t the answer for Ogden’s replacement, he could lock up the C spot for a long time.

30. San Diego - Reggie Nelson, S, Florida Nelson would be excellent value at this point.

31. Chicago - Paul Posluszny, LB, Penn St. Could step in and replace Briggs right away.

32. Indianapolis - Justin Harrell, DT, Tennessee A weak DT crop after the top two has Harrell rising into the first round.

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