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    1st round (21st overall): LaMarr Woodley, DE, Michigan

    -A true football player. A polished player who looks very impressive in-game. Thickly built disruptor who possesses a mix of talents inlcuding good explosion, a powerful base, and a solid mix of passrush moves (has an impressive rip-move that allows him to shed quickly). Has impressive college production, ranking 7th in the nation in sacks and 20th in tackles-for-loss. Only negatives are his lack of pure edge-speed and his tweener-build (if he was 6-5 he's a top-10 pick). He may be able to play both end positions in the NFL and he may bring versatility as a 3-4 rush 'backer leading to more defensive possibilities down the road. Solid intangibles and a defensive leader at Michigan. Projected starter on '07 team.



    2nd round (53rd overall): Johnnie Lee Higgins, WR, UTEP

    -A pure burner with elite speed who compares very favorably to Steve Smith in terms of YAC-ability. Runs with a near effortless gait but has no trouble leaving defenders in his wake. Consistent producer who averaged nearly 7 catches/game and 110 yards/game. Has experience returning both kicks and punts, but punt returns are his forte. Would be an explosive, down-field option for Cutler in Heimerdinger's 3 wide-heavy O (roughly 50% of plays called featured 3 WR's, IIRC). Tough player who plays through injuries. May go higher than here, but Craig Davis and Paul Williams would be similar players likely available at this pick.



    3rd round (70th overall): Justin Harrell, DT, Tennessee

    -A bullish inside presence with excellent size. Suffered a torn-biceps injury early this season but played through it against Florida and played well before undergoing season-ending surgery. Has long arms and would give Denver's defense a dominant inside presence along the lines of Marcus Stroud if he develops properly. 70th overall is a big fall for a consensus pre-season first rounder, but several first round talents have fallen in recent years (Shaun Rogers, Darnell Dockett, etc). Kareem Brown is a similar player who will probably be available here, as will a few top three-techniques such as Brandon Mebane and Ryan McBean.



    3rd round (85th overall): Gary Russell, RB, Minnesota

    -This pick is basically a designated RB pick for me, and a number of players would fit the bill here (Jon Cornish, Dwayne Wright, Tony Hunt). I chose Russell because he might have the highest upside and the most ability of them all. I've seen a number of 'niks describe Russell as an elite-talent who may even be a better prospect than both Laurence Maroney and Marion Barber III. He falls here because of his one-year academic ineligibility (Julius Jones came out with a similar plight back in '04), but he could rise fast with workouts and good interviews. Although, this is almost a Clarett-like scenario to me because we won't pick again until the 5th round.

    Last edited by WABronco; 01-03-2007, 04:44 PM.

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    5th round (149th overall): Doug Free, OT, Northern Illinois

    -This is not my favorite pick, but we clearly need depth at offensive tackle and Free seems to be in "free-fall" (HA) right now due to injuries and lack of strength. OT will obviously be a bigger need if Lepsis' injury proves to be career-ending, so this position may sky-rocket up Denver's board if that's the case.



    6th round (181st overall): Jared Zabransky, QB, Boise State

    -This is probably a pick for the practice squad, but Zabransky still represents a solid no. 2 QB prospect for down the road. An average arm and sub-par college production drop him into the 6th. He can be overconfident at times, as well. I think he has the tools necessary to manage an offense on a short-term basis. Isaiah Stanback out of UW would be a great developmental player if he fell to this spot as well because of his insane athleticism and size/speed. He lacks a position--he's not a top QB prospect and he lacks experience at WR--but those measurables would be too much to pass up. For all intents and purposes, this pick is for Cutler's future back-up, so insert whichever name you desire.



    7th round (213th overall): Dashon Goldson, FS/CB, Washington

    -I know most of you will flip over my not taking a safety prospect until the last round, but I honestly don't believe it's all that big of a need (at this time--this opinion changes frequently ). Abdullah is a solid SS prospect, and we have two coverage-oriented players with experience in Sam Brandon and Curome Cox. Anyways, Goldson was moved to corner from free safety in '06 because of UW's dire need at corner. For most of the season, he filled in admirably at his new position (despite a nagging ankle injury). However, he was a solid player at FS over the two seasons prior, as well. He's not the best deep cover guy, but he makes plays in front of him and he is a sure tackle. He'd be a big corner in the NFL, but an average safety (size-wise). Goldson, potentially, could try his luck at three secondary positions (FS, SS, CB).



    Priority UDFA:

    Miguel Merrick, SS, Iowa--Undersized safety who goes all-out on the field and profiles out as a legit special team's contributor.

    Louis Leonard, DT, Fresno State--Massive clogger with limited mobility. Practice squad material.

    Sam Olajubutu, OLB, Arkansas--Drastically undersized OLB. Very hard worker who could become a ST leader. Size (5'9") is really his only drawback.

    Cory Anderson, FB, Tennessee--not your prototypical WCO FB, but he's a punishing blocker who catches the ball easily. With both KJ and Cecil pending FA's, FB may become a need. Newly signed Troy Fleming is a tweener-back like the two we have now and stands a very good chance at making the team if one or both departs, but he isn't a big blocker either. Anderson could become a short-yardage specialist.

    More:

    Under this scenario, offensive line would probably be addressed through FA, as would safety (if Lynch or Ferguson do not return). If we sign a veteran RB along the lines of Fred Taylor, RB becomes less of a need and that final third round pick probably goes toward OL or even TE (Matt Spaeth--blocking specialist).

    Potential trades of Tatum Bell and/or George Foster would probably bring one or more mid-round picks, which I would dedicate to either OL, DL, or safety.

    If you see any errors in terms of pick location or the amount of picks, please let me know.

    EDITED-pics make it much more mocktastic

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    • #3
      Good mock WA. The only pick I might want to change is Higgins in the 2nd round. I don't mind drafting a primary return person, but I might lean towards a CB if going that route. Minor thing, but the secondary depth is a little concerning now.
      R.I.P. Darrent Williams

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      • #4
        Originally posted by ECBronco
        Good mock WA. The only pick I might want to change is Higgins in the 2nd round. I don't mind drafting a primary return person, but I might lean towards a CB if going that route. Minor thing, but the secondary depth is a little concerning now.
        I see what you're saying, but I think Higgins has a lot to offer as a receiver, as well.

        There are a handful of guys in FA who could be brought in to serve as no. 3/4 corners (Travis Fisher, Jimmy Williams, DeJuan Groce, Williams James...formerly known as Will Peterson...etc).

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        • #5
          Originally posted by WABronco
          I see what you're saying, but I think Higgins has a lot to offer as a receiver, as well.

          There are a handful of guys in FA who could be brought in to serve as no. 3/4 corners (Travis Fisher, Jimmy Williams, DeJuan Groce, Williams James...formerly known as Will Peterson...etc).
          Sorry man. I didn't read your comments on Higgins very carefully. I read something before where they projected him as mainly a return specialist, but I can see you are high on him as a receiver too.

          You are absolutely right about getting a capable CB depth in free agency.

          Like I said before, good mock.
          R.I.P. Darrent Williams

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          • #6
            Absoflippin great job. You did a lot of work and it shows man. If it played out like that I definatley wouldn't complain too much. I love the Woodley pick, but you continue to be solid all the way down. I aint too big a fan of a wideout early but Higgins actually sounds like he would be a big help even if he was only a third wideout (return men are GOOD, specially if Morgan don't stay round ((even then competition only helps))

            I love how you even did UDFA. That takes a lot of work, but you did it.


            You are now on my short list of posters i really like to read from! good job
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            • #7
              Originally posted by JoRo
              Absoflippin great job. You did a lot of work and it shows man. If it played out like that I definatley wouldn't complain too much. I love the Woodley pick, but you continue to be solid all the way down. I aint too big a fan of a wideout early but Higgins actually sounds like he would be a big help even if he was only a third wideout (return men are GOOD, specially if Morgan don't stay round ((even then competition only helps))

              I love how you even did UDFA. That takes a lot of work, but you did it.


              You are now on my short list of posters i really like to read from! good job
              Thanks Joro...

              The Higgins pick may just be me envisioning or imagining too far down the line, because Smith may come back and we don't know what Hixon can do either. But he really has a chance to be an impact player and it's all because of one thing--speed. He'd certainly be an exciting player to watch. There are a lot of ways we could go with that pick...

              As far as the UDFA, I'm just projecting depth-needs at various positions.

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              • #8
                Wow!

                Nice Mock Draft. I cant say that i disagree any with your picks, except maybe that bid DE from Georgia. I cant seem to recall his name at the time. But the positions are in good order and great consideration has been shown. Good Work, Cp for you!
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                • #9
                  you say Jared Zabransky has a sub-par arm and below average college production...that really doesn't justify your selecting him in the 6th round, when there are still quarterbacks with good arms and good college production remaining on the draft board. i don't see anyway we take a quarterback in this draft...having two young quarterbacks like that is not a very common deal.


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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by TheChampion
                    you say Jared Zabransky has a sub-par arm and below average college production...that really doesn't justify your selecting him in the 6th round, when there are still quarterbacks with good arms and good college production remaining on the draft board. i don't see anyway we take a quarterback in this draft...having two young quarterbacks like that is not a very common deal.
                    I'm not so sure about that. The Fiesta Bowl clearly puts him on the "map," and regardless of his skillset I think he'll get enough hype and talk to go late in the draft. He does have above average athleticism, obviously. I think he has just enough tools to be drafted.

                    As I said, it's a pick for the PS. Who would you prefer?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by WABronco
                      I'm not so sure about that. The Fiesta Bowl clearly puts him on the "map," and regardless of his skillset I think he'll get enough hype and talk to go late in the draft. He does have above average athleticism, obviously. I think he has just enough tools to be drafted.

                      As I said, it's a pick for the PS. Who would you prefer?
                      i don't really know who i would prefer at this point. however i do know that it is inevitable that there will be a Greg Eslinger this year. a guy whos a late first-early 2nd talent who drops to late. that is who i want, rather than reaching for a player at a position that with a little luck will never see the field next year, or in coming years.


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                      • #12
                        Why don't you have a 4th round pick? We got one from the 'Skins.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by TheChampion
                          i don't really know who i would prefer at this point. however i do know that it is inevitable that there will be a Greg Eslinger this year. a guy whos a late first-early 2nd talent who drops to late. that is who i want, rather than reaching for a player at a position that with a little luck will never see the field next year, or in coming years.
                          Well, since I can't project who will fall that far, I'll stick with the developmental, back-up QB pick.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by ReleaseTheBeast7
                            Why don't you have a 4th round pick? We got one from the 'Skins.
                            It's a 4th in 2008...almost positive.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by WABronco
                              It's a 4th in 2008...almost positive.
                              It is. 3rd this year. 4th next year. Designed to pay the Broncos what they deserve, but not force an immediate hard hit on the Redskins ability to draft in new players.
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