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Welcome to SR.com's 2008 7-round "Experts" Mock Draft.*

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Here is the roster of participants as it stands now (this isn't the first round draft order, ONLY the participant roster)
1 Miami - Scott B
2 St. Louis - slowmotion
3 Atlanta - dome patrol
4 Oakland - peytonknows
5 Kansas City - MLU
6 New York Jets - REALCHRISM
7 San Francisco - DSchexnaydre
8 Baltimore - Saint Greg
9 Cincinnati - longtime lurker
10 New Orleans
11 Buffalo - DownWithDisease
12 Denver - crosswatt
13 Carolina - LSSpam
14 Chicago - Postman
15 Detroit - Waymer
16 Arizona - Richard
17 Minnesota - Bonchie
18 Houston - jlam
19 Phildelphia - Numbskull
20 Tampa Bay - rugger
21 Washington - nextyear
22 Cleveland - st dude
23 Pittsburgh - RaginCajun83
24 Tennessee - Saint Droopy
25 Seattle - kewee
26 Jacksonville - MSUSousaphone
27 San Diego - CargoJon
28 Dallas - bclemms
29 Indianapolis - kooldak
30 Green Bay - '79 Saints
31 New England - eballa1
32 New York Giants - tenordas

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** compensatory (can't be traded)
-- forfeited (simply don't exist)

2008 NFL Draft Order
Round 1 (NOW DRAFTING)
(001) 1 Miami - LT Jake Long - Michigan
(002) 2 St. Louis - DE Vernon Gholston, Ohio State
(003) 3 Atlanta - DT Glenn Dorsey, LSU
(004) 4 Cincinnati (1from Oakland) - DE/OLB Chris Long, Virginia
(005) 5 New York Jets (2from Kansas City) - RB Darren McFadden, Arkansas
(006) 6 Kansas City (2from New York Jets) - DT Sedrick Ellis, USC
(007) 7 New England (from sf) - CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie - Tennessee State
(008) 8 Baltimore - QB Matt Ryan, Boston College
(009) 9 Oakland (1from cin) - LT Ryan Clady, Boise State
(010) 10 New Orleans - CB Leodis McKelvin, Troy State
(011) 11 Chicago (3from Buffalo) - OT Chris Williams, Vanderbilt
(012) 12 Dallas (4from Denver) - RB Rashard Mendenhall, Illinois
(013) 13 Carolina - DE Derrick Harvey, Florida
(014) 14 Buffalo (3from Chicago) - CB Mike Jenkins, USF
(015) 15 Detroit - OT Jeff Otah, Pittsburgh
(016) 16 Arizona - RB Jonathon Stewart, Oregon
(017) 17 Minnesota - DE Phillip Merling - Clemson
(018) 18 Houston - LB Keith Rivers, USC
(019) 19 Philadelphia - WR Malcom Kelly, Oklahoma
(020) 20 Tampa Bay - WR Limas Sweed, Texas
(021) 21 Washington - S Kenny Phillips ,Miami
(022) 22 Denver (4from Dallas (from Cleveland)) - OT Gosder Cherilus, Boston College
(023) 23 Pittsburgh - WR James Hardy, Indiana
(024) 24 Tennessee - WR DeSean Jackson, California
(025) 25 Seattle - OG Branden Albert, Virginia
(026) 26 Jacksonville - DT Kentwan Balmer, North Carolina
(027) 27 San Diego - CB Aqib Talib, Kansas
(028) 28 Buffalo (5from Denver (4from Dallas))WR Devin Thomas, Michigan State
(029) 29 San Francisco (from ind) - DE/OLB Quentin Groves, Auburn
(030) 30 Green Bay - S/CB Reggie Smith, Oklahoma
--forfeited (ne - penalty)
(031) 31 New York Giants - LB Dan Conner, Penn State


Round 2
(032) 1 Chi (6from Mia) - RB Felix Jones, Arkansas
(033) 2 StL - CB Antoine Cason, Arizona
(034) 3 Atl (from oak) - LB Jerod Mayo, Tennessee
(035) 4 KC - QB Brian Brohm, U of Louisville
(036) 5 Car (7from NYJ) - QB Joe Flacco, Delaware
(037) 6 Atl - OT Sam Baker, USC
(038) 7 Bal - WR Mario Manningham, Michigan
(039) 8 SF - OT Carl Nicks, Nebreska
(040) 9 NO - DT Trevor Laws, Notre Dame
(041) 10 Phi (8from Den (5from Buffalo) - MLB Curtis Lofton, Oklahoma
(042) 11 Ari (9from Dal(4from Den)) - DE Calais Campbell, Miami
(043) 12 NyJ (7from Car) - CB Brandon Flowers, Va. Tech.
(044) 13 Mia (6from Chi) - QB Chad Henne, Michigan
(045) 14 Det - RB Matt Forte', Tulane
(046) 15 Cin - DT Pat Sims, Auburn
(047) 16 Min - WR Early Doucet, LSU
(048) 17 Atl (from hou) - OG Chilo Rachal, USC
(049) 18 Den (8from Phi) - DT Dre Moore, Maryland
(050) 19 Ind (10from Dal(9from Ari)) - TE Fred Davis, USC
(051) 20 Was - DE Lawrence Jackson, USC
(052) 21 TB - CB Tracy Porter, Indiana
(053) 22 Pit - CB Patrick Lee, Auburn
(054) 23 Ten - TE John Carlson, ND
(055) 24 Sea - TE Dustin Keller, Pudue
(056) 25 GB (from cle) - LB Erin Henderson, Maryland
(057) 26 NYG (11from Mia(from SD)) - RB Chris Johnson, ECU
(058) 27 Jac - S Thomas DeCoud, California
(059) 28 Dal - CB Charles Godfrey, Iowa
(060) 29 GB - TE Martellus Bennett, Texas A&M
(061) 30 Den (4from Dal) - WR Earl Bennett, Vanderbilt
(062) 31 NE DE/OLB Cliff Avril, Purdue
(063) 32 Mia (11from NYG) LB Jonathan Goff - Vanderbilt


Round 3
(064) 1 Mia - CB Terrence Wheatley, Colorado
(065) 2 StL - OT Anthony Collins, Kansas
(066) 3 KC - OG Roy Schuening, Oregon State
(067) 4 Jac (12from Car(from NYJ)) DE Chris Ellis - Virginia Tech
(068) 5 Atl - QB Andre Woodson, Kentucky
(069) 6 NE (from oak) - LB Phillip Wheeler, Georgia Tech
(070) 7 Chi - S DaJuan Morgan, NC State <--------------- (Swapped to Chicago for tampering)
(071) 8 Buf (from bal) - LB Tavares Gooden, University of Miami
(072) 9 Car (12from Jac (from Buf)) - LT Duane Brown, Virginia Tech
(073) 10 Min (from den) - WR Andre Caldwell, Florida
(074) 11 Car - S Josh Barrett - Arizona State
(075) 12 SF - NT Ahtyba Rubin - Iowa St. <--------------- (Swapped to SF for tampering)
(076) 13 Det - LB Xavier Adibi, Virginia Tech
(077) 14 Oak (1from cin) - WR Eddie Royal, Virginia Tech
(078) 15 NO - DE/OLB Shawn Crable, Michigan
(079) 16 Hou - OT Oniel Cousins, UTEP
(080) 17 Phi - CB Justin King, Penn St.
(081) 18 KC (13from Ari) - WR Donnie Avery, University of Houston
(082) 19 Min - S Tyrell Johnson, Arkansas State
(083) 20 TB - RB Jamaal Charles, Texas
(084) 21 Was - C Mike Pollak, Arizona State
(085) 22 Ten - DE Kendall Langford - Hampton
(086) 23 Sea - DT Red Bryant - Texas A&M
(087) 24 Jac - WR Jordy Nelson - Kansas St.
(088) 25 Det (from cle) DT Marcus Harrison - Arkansas.
(089) 26 Pit OG Mike McGlynn - Pitt
(090) 27 Denver (5from buf (3from chi (from sd))) S Quintin Demps - UTEP
(091) 28 GB - G/T John Greco, Toledo
(092) 29 Dal - WR Keenan Burton, Kentucky
(093) 30 Mia (14from Ind) - DE Darrell Robertson, Ga Tech
(094) 31 NE - RB Ray Rice, Rutgers
(095) 32 NYG - CB Terrell Thomas, USC
**(096) 33 Was - WR Dexter Jackson, Appalachian St
**(097) 34 Cin - CB/KR Tyvon Branch, UConn
**(098) 35 Atl - WR Lavelle Hawkins, Cal
**(099) 35 Bal - RB Kevin Smith, UCF

Round 4

(100) 1 Ind (14from Mia) - OG Eric Young, Tennessee
(101) 2 StL - WR William Franklin, Missouri
(102) 3 KC (2from nyj) - CB Chevis Jackson, LSU
(103) 4 Atl - RB/FB Peyton Hillis, Arkansas
(104) 5 Oak - DT DeMario Pressley, NC State
(105) 6 Ari (13from KC) - CB Trae Williams, USF.
(106) 7 Dal (15 from Bal) - NT Frank Okam, Texas
(107) 8 SF - WR Jerome Simpson, Coastal Carolina
(108) 9 Den - RB Tashard Choice, Georgia Tech
(109) 10 NYJ (7from Car) - LB Marcus Howard, Georgia.
(110) 11 Chi - OT/OG Shawn Murphy, Utah State
(111) 12 Det - DE Jeremy Thompson, Wake Forest
(112) 13 Dal (16from Cin) - DE Brian Johnston, Gardner-Webb
(113) 14 NYJ (from NO)) - WR Harry Douglas, Louisville
(114) 15 Mia (6from Chi (3from Buf)) - DE Jason Jones, Eastern Michigan
(115) 16 Den (8from Phi) - LB Beau Bell, UNLV
(116) 17 Cin (16from Dal (9from Ari)) - LB Ezra Butler, Nevada
(117) 18 Min - OT Tony Hills, Texas
(118) 19 Hou - RB Steve Slaton, University of West Virginia
(119) 20 Bal (4from Den (from Was)( 15 from Dal)) - DT Andre Fluellen, Florida State
(120) 21 TB - LB Wesley Woodyard, University of Kentucky
(121) 22 Sea - CB Orlando Scandrick, Boise State
(122) 23 Jac - OG Kerry Brown, Appalachian State
(123) 24 Cle - DE Johnny Dingle, West Virginia
(124) 25 Pit - ILB Spencer Larsen, Arizona
(125) 26 Ten - CB Antwuan Molden, Eastern Kentucky
--forfeited (SD - sup. draft)
(126) 27 Dal - WR Marcus Monk, Arkansas
(127) 28 Ari (16from Dal (10from Ind) (17from Cin) - OLB/DE Bruce Davis, UCLA
(128) 39 GB - DT Letroy Guion, Florida State
(129) 30 NE - QB John David Booty, USC
(130) 31 Mia (11from NYG) - OG Chad Rinehart, Northern Iowa
**(131) 32 Phi - SS Craig Steltz, LSU
**(132) 33 Buf - S Tom Zbikowski, Notre Dame
**(133) 34 Bal - LB Geno Hayes, FSU
**(134) 35 Ten - WR Dorien Bryant, Purdue
**(135) 36 GB - LB Ali Highsmith, LSU

Round 5
(136) 1 Cin (13from KC(from Mia)(17from Ari)) - WR Steve Johnson, Kentucky
(137) 2 StL - SS Jamar Adams, Michigan
(138) 3 Atl - TE Brad Cottam, Tennessee
(139) 4 Den (from oak) - LB Jordan Dizon, Colorado
(140) 5 KC - OT Barry Richardson, Clemson
(141) 6 Car (from nyj) - LB Gary Guyton, Georgia Tech
--forfeited (SF <--------------- (Pick forfeited for tampering))
--forfeited (bal - sup. draft)

(142) 8 Chi (from car) - DT Lionel Dotson, Arizona
(143) 9 Buf (from chi) - FB Owen Schmidt, WVa
(144) 10 Det - CB/S Simeon Castille, Alabama
(145) 11 Dal (16from Cin) - RB Jalen Parmele, Toledo
(146) 12 NO - TE Kellen Davis, Michigan State
(147) 13 Car (12from Jac (from Buf)) - OL Jeremy Zuttah, Rutgers
(148) 14 Den - C Steve Justice - Wake Forest
(149) 15 Dal (9from Ari) - QB Colt Brennan, Hawaii
(150) 16 Min - TE Jacob Tamme, Kentucky
(151) 17 Hou - OG Donald Thomas, UConn
(152) 18 NYG (19from Phi) - WR Adarius Bowman, Oklahoma State
(153) 19 Ind (18from TB) - C John Sullivan, Notre Dame
(154) 20 Was - QB Josh Johnson, San Diego
(155) 21 Jac - CB Jack Williams, Kent St.
(156) 22 Cle - CB Jonathan Zenon, LSU
(157) 23 Pit - DE Keilen Dykes, West Virginia
(158) 24 Ten - RB Justin Forsett, Cal
(159) 25 Ari (20from Sea) - LB Vince Hall, VIrginia Tech
(160) 26 SD - RB/FB Lex Hilliard, Montana
(161) 27 Dal (10from Ind) - DB Brandon Carr, Grand Valley State
(162) 28 GB - QB Erik Ainge, Tennessee
(163) 29 Bal (15 from Dal) - S Marcus Griffin, Texas
(164) 30 NE - TE Martin Rucker, Missouri
(165) 31 Phi (19from NYG) - DE Tommy Blake, TCU
**(166) 32 SD - OT Geoff Schwartz, Oregon

Round 6
(167) 1 TB (14from Mia)TB (18from Ind)) - OT/OG Pedro Sosa, Rutgers
(168) 2 StL - OLB Bryan Kehl, BYU
(169) 3 Oak - SS Jamie Silva, Boston College
(170) 4 Sea (20from Ari (13from KC)) - RB Chad Simpson, Morgan State
(171) 5 NYJ - TE Jermichael Finley, Texas.
(172) 6 Atl - CB DeJuan Tribble, Boston College
(173) 7 Bal - CB Dwight Lowery, San Jose State
(174) 8 SF - G Drew Radovich, USC
(175) 9 Chi - QB Kevin O'Connell, San Diego St.
(176) 10 Det - WR D.J. Hall, Alabama
(177) 11 Oak (1 from cin) - DE Titus Brown, Miss. State
(178) 12 NO - RB/FB Jacob Hester, LSU
(179) 13 Buf - CB Jack Ikeguanu, Wisconsin
(180) 14 StL (from den) - OG Mike Gibson, California
(181) 15 Car - RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Ole Miss
(182) 16 Phi (from min) - OG Robert Felton, Arkansas
(183) 17 Den (from hou) - P Durant Brooks, Georgia Tech
(184) 18 Phi - RB Mike Hart, Michigan
(185) 19 Ari - CB/FS Michael Grant, Arkansas
(186) 20 Was - CB Zachary Bowman, Nebraska
(187) 21 Ari (13from KC(from TB)) - OT King Dunlap, Auburn
(188) 22 Phi (from cle) - WR Pierre Garcon, Mount Union
(189) 23 Pit - FS Jonathan Hefney, Tennessee
(190) 24 Ten - OT Kirk Barton, Ohio State
(191) 25 Cle (from sea) - OLB Mike Humpal, Iowa
(192) 26 Jac - OT Breno Giacomini, Louisville
(193) 27 SD - QB Ryan O'Hara, Central Oklahoma
(194) 28 NYG (from GB) - C Kort Lichtensteiger, Bowling Green
(195) 29 Dal - WR Chaz Schilens, San Diego State
(196) 30 TB (18from Ind) - DT Nick Hayden, Wisconsin
(197) 31 NE - C/OG Cody Wallace, Texas A&M
(198) 32 Ind (21from NYG) - OLB Stanford Keglar, Purdue
**(199) 33 NYG - S David Roach, TCU
**(200) 34 Phi - RB Thomas Brown, Georgia
**(201) 35 Ind - FS DJ Parker, Va. Tech
**(202) 36 Ind - DT Maurice Murray, New Mexico State
**(203) 37 Phi - WR Adrian Arrington, Michigan
**(204) 38 Mia - ILB Jeremy Leman, Illinois
**(205) 39 Ind - OT Brandon Keith, Northern Iowa
**(206) 40 Bal - DT Jason Shirley, Fresno State
**(207) 41 Cin - WR Paul Hubbard, Wisconsin

Round 7

(208) 1 Phi ((11from Mia)(19from NYG)) - LB Ben Moffit, USF
(209) 2 Min (from stl) - QB Matt Flynn, LSU
(210) 3 Cin ((13from KC) (17from Ari)) - OT Thaddeus Coleman - Mississippi Valley St.
(211) 4 NYJ - OT/OG Corey Clark - Texas A&M.
(212) 5 Atl - CB Brian Witherspoon - Stillman
(213) 6 Oak - DT Carleton Powell - Va. Tech
(214) 7 SF - WR Darius Reynaud, West Virginia
(215) 8 Bal - TE Craig Stevens, Cal
(216) 9 Det - LB Jolonn Dunbar, Boston College
(217) 10 StL (from cin) - DT Frank Morton, Tulane
(218) 11 NO - C Matt Spanos, USC
(219) 12 Buf - TE Gary Barnidge, Louisville
(220) 13 Den - S Corey Lynch, Appalachian State
(221) 14 Car - DE/OLB Bryan Smith, McNeese State
(222) 15 Chi - WR Marcus Smith, New Mexico St.
(223) 16 Hou - S Dominique Barber, Minnesota
(224) 17 Buf (from phi) C Fernando Velasco - Georgia
(225) 18 Sea (20from Ari) DE/OLB Chase Ortiz - TCU
(226) 19 Min - CB Jerrid Gaines, Miami (Ohio)
(227) 20 NYG ((18from TB)(21from Ind)) LB Vince Redd - Liberty
(228) 21 Was WR Bruce Hocker - Duquesne
(229) 22 Atl (from pit) - DT George Chukwu, Rice
(230) 23 Ten - C Eric Scott, Kentucky
(231) 24 Phi (from sea) - FS Ron Girault, Rutgers
(232) 25 Jac - QB Dennis Dixon, Oregon
(233) 26 Cle - RB Xavier Omon, Northwest Missouri State
(234) 27 SD - SS Caleb Campbell, Army
(235) 28 Dal - RB Anthony Aldridge, Houston
(236) 29 NYG (21from Ind) - OT/OG James Blair, Western Michigan
(237) 30 GB - LT Chris Clark, Southern Mississippi
(238) 31 NE - DE Wallace Gilberry, Alabama
(239) 32 Ari (13from KC (from NYG)) - OL Mackenzy Bernadeau, Bentley (Mass.)
**(240) 33 Bal - OT William Robinson, San Diego State
**(241) 34 Car - DT Ogemdi Nwagbuo, Michigan State
**(242) 35 Was - OT/OG Franklin Dunbar, Middle Tennessee State
**(243) 36 Chi - G Andrew Crummy, Maryland
**(244) 37 Cin - K Shane Longest, Saint Xavier
**(245) 38 Mia - WR Clyde Edwards - Grambling
**(246) 39 Cin - FB Jerome Felton - Furman
**(247) 40 Chi - CB Justin Tryon, ASU
**(248) 41 Chi - Justin Harper, Virginia Tech
**(249) 42 Was - P Mike Dragosavich, North Dakota State
**(250) 43 Car - OG Shawn McMackin, Hofstra
**(251) 44 Buf - WR Arman Shields, Richmond
**(252) 45 StL - OLB David Vobora, Idaho

Trades
1 - Oakland gives #4 overall for Cincinnati's #9, #77, and #179
2 - Kansas City gives #5 overall for NYJet's #6 and #101
3 - Buffalo gives #11 and #113 overall for Chicago's #14 and #90 overall
4 - Denver gives #12, #42, and #118 overall for Dallas' #22, #28, and #61 overall.
5 - Denver gives #28 for Buffalo's #41 and #90
6 - Miami gives #32 for Chicago's #44 and #113
7 - New York J gives #36 for Carolina's #43 and #108
8 - Denver gives #41 for Philadelphia's #49 and #114
9 - Dallas gives #42 for Arizona's #50, #115, and #150
10 - Dallas gives #50 for Indianapolis' #59, #126, and #162.
11 - Miami gives #57 and #209 for New York G's #63 and #129
12 - Carolina gives #67 for Jacksonville's #72 and #148
13 - Arizona gives #81 for Kansas City's #104, #136, #172, #189, #211 and #240
14 - Indianapolis gives #93 for Miami's #99 & #169
15 - Baltimore trades the #106 pick to Dallas for picks #119 & #163
16 - Cincinnati gives #112 and #145 for Dallas' #116 and #127.
17 - Cincinnati gives #127 to Arizona for #136 & #210.
18 - Tampa Bay trades #153 & #227 to Indianapolis for #167 & #196
19 - New York G trades #165 and #208 to Philadelphia for #152
20 - Seattle trades #159 to Arizona for #170 and #225
21 - NYG trades #198 to Indianapolis for #227 & #236.

--UNDISCLOSED
Jacksonville has an undisclosed pick from Seattle
Seattle has an undisclosed pick from Tennessee
Denver has a conditional pick from Tampa Bay

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Let me first off assure you I mean "Experts" in a tongue-in-cheek fashion. We're not "experts", we're just pretending to be for the purpose of this "game"

If you aren't familiar with the 7-round "Experts" Mock Draft let me refer you to the 2007 edition which was a smashing success, so much so that it's back by popular demand.
The SR.com 7 round Mock Draft - SaintsReport Community Forums

For those not indoctrinated, the concept is simple
* 31 of the 32 NFL teams will be represented individually by members of this forum
* The New Orleans Saints will draft according to a SR.com poll whenever their pick comes up
* The draft order is based on the real 2008 NFL draft order, including compensatory picks (which haven't been announced yet) and trades (which we haven't seen the last of).
* When the "Experts" mock begins the 31 "General Managers" will be allowed to trade 2008 draft picks with other teams. But not any future draft picks nor any players (we don't want to have to keep up with a cap).
* GMs will trade/draft based on their real team's needs and situation and will be judged accordingly

Sometime in late March the NFL will announce the 2008 compensatory draft picks. At this point we will "freeze" the draft order and begin the NFL Mock Draft. Any trades made in the real NFL prior to this point will be "included" in the Mock Draft, any trades after we begin that don't originate from our GMs however will be disregarded.

Player Rankings/Evaluations
NFL Draft Countdown - 2008 NFL Mock Draft
http://profootballexperts.scout.com/...id=124&yr=2008
ESPN - 2008 NFL Draft
http://nfldraftscout.com/

NFL Draft History
NFL Draft History

NFL Trade Value Chart
http://www.theredzone.org/2005/draft...valuechart.asp

Current NFL Player Contracts
http://www.nflpa.org/Resources/ActivePlayerSearch.aspx

NFL Combine Results
SportzNutz.com - What Are You Nutz About

If you have more webpages, please, post them in this thread and i'll update it.

*Original credit for the 2007 "Experts" Mock Draft 100% goes to Loose Cannon. It was his idea to begin with, he arranged the first one, and he did most of the work. :9:


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Alright I just seriously updated the draft order all the way up to the DeAngelo Hall trade. We're pretty close to having our final draft order for this mock. The only problems

1) I'm not entirely sure which pick a few of these are. For instance Buffalo owns 2 picks in the 5th round, #144 or #148. Which goes to Denver? Their original (#148) or the higher one? Very small things like that.

2) A handful (3 to be exact) of undisclosed trades I haven't tracked down yet. These will be for 6th or 7th round picks if anything (probably nothing).

3) The compensatory selections are predicted and so you could see a handful shift.

It's important to stress these are fairly minor changes though. What you see here is likely what you're getting. All of these changes should be made clear March 31st or so when the NFL finalizes the draft order with the Compensatory picks, before we reach the 3rd round. Adjusting those picks will be the only change made to the draft order after we begin (outside of our own trades of course).

Take a second to check your picks, make sure that's what you expected, and please ask questions if it's not.
 

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Done!

With the 6th pick in the 2008 NFL Draft, the Kansas City Chiefs select:

Sedrick Ellis, Defensive Tackle from the University of Southern California.

<img width="200" height="222" align="left" hspace="8" src="http://i.a.cnn.net/si/2007/football/ncaa/12/10/ultimateplayoff.finalfour/t1_ellis.jpg">Despite other pressing needs and being unable to trade down for more picks, the Chiefs are just simply unable to pass up on the opportunity to draft such a unique talent in Sedrick Ellis. The Herman Edwards draft philosophy is that you don't reach for a player of need when you have one of the best players in the draft sitting right in front of you. Sedrick Ellis is defnitely "a unique talent".

A three year starter for the Trojans, Ellis registered 8.5 sacks, 8.5 tackles for loss and 7 passes defensed to go along with his 58 tackles. In 48 games (36 starts) he registered 144 tackles, 28.5 tackles for loss, 14 passes deflected, 4 fumble recoveries and 17.5 sacks. As a redshirt freshman he backed up Mike Patterson, the first round selection of the Eagles in 2005 (31st overall) and picked up exactly where Patterson left off. Ellis was on the watch list for practically every award a Defensive Lineman could possibly win and would have most likely won most of them were it not for the spectacular season had by LSU Defensive Tackle, Glenn Dorsey. Despite a less than stellar performance at the NFL Combine, he still rates high on his performances in tough BCS games and the Senior Bowl.

He best compares to LaRoi Glover or a young Warren Sapp, both more noted for their strength and quickness than his size. Ellis has tremendous instincts and is quick to locate the ball in a crowd, using his hands and quickness to leverage and redirect. Shooting the gaps is a specialty for him, but he is also equally effective as a wrap-up tackler. With his lateral agility and quickness, he will make a nice living creating a new line of scrimmage vs. the running game at the next level as a two-gap defensive tackle.

He does possess less than ideal size foe a two-gap defender and might find a home playing underneath at the nose. This will limit the number of teams he could play the interior for, but his strength and quickness will give interior linemen problems. Supposedly he had academic issues which might translate into difficulty processing a copmplex NFL playbook. He also suffered a knee injury in 2006 which robbed him of some of his explosiveness displayed in 2005 and an ankle injury in 2003.

Ellis fits in well with what Herman Edwards does on his defense. His high energy style of play and aggressiveness will be a shot in the arm for the Chiefs entire defense immediately.

With the 35th pick in the 2008 NFL Draft, the Kansas City Chiefs select:

Brian Brohm, Quarterback from the University of Louisville

Once again the Chiefs pass up a player of need for what they feel is a tremendous talent that they simply cannot pass up. Damon Huard has never been the answer at Quarterback for any team and Brodie Croyle has yet to show that he's capable of being the franchise Quarterback needed to propel a team to that next level. The Chiefs see a slightly taller version of Drew Brees in the Louisville product as they finally acquire a worthy prospect for the position. Brohm only lacks a cannon arm for the prototypical NFL Quarterback. He is athletic, has good size and is a smart Quarterback with just enough mobility to help out his offensive line.

<img hspace="10" align="left" width="200" height="222" src="http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/7751/brohmom1.jpg">Even when he played behind Stefan Lefors, Brohm displayed accuracy and good decision-making in limited action completing 66 of 99 attempts (67.3%) for 819 yards, 6 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. A year later with the complete command of the offense, he threw for nearly 3,000 yards with 19 touchdowns and only five interceptions, connecting on 207 of 301 pass attempts (68.8%) and missing the final two games of the season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. Injuries again befell the talented Quarterback as he succumbed to a torn ligament in his right thumb which required surgery and caused him to miss two games yet again. Despite the injuries, Brohm still managed to rank ninth nationally in passing efficiency (159.08) and total offense (281.27 yards per game) completing 199 of 313 his throws (63.6%) for 3,049 yards, 16 touchdowns and five interceptions.

How do you follow up such a successful start beset with such heartbreak? You return for your Senior season completely healthy for your best season yet. In 2007, Brohm threw for over 4,000 yards with 30 touchdowns and 12 interceptions despite the team losing their headcoach and offensive guru, Bobby Petrino to the NFL and one poor performance after another from the Cardinals defense. In his final season he set the Big East record for career passing yards, ranking fourth in the nation with an average of 335.33 yards passing per game and finished sixth nationally with an average of 331.5 yards per game in total offense completing over 65% of his passes in doing so.

Off the field, Brohm is a film rat. He knew the offense as good (some would say better) than the coaches at Louisville. He displayed the ability to go through his progressions, good peripheral vision to avoid pressure from the edge, is poised in the pocket, and has good judgment in making his throws. Blessed with an above-average football IQ, he should be able to quickly digest any NFL playbook. He has a very business-like approach to the game and responds well to challenges from the coaching staff. Despite lacking a powerful arm, he is able to make all of the throws required of an NFL Quarterback.

Brohm will need to work on his throwing motion to get more out of his throws. Scouting reports complain that his throws have very little arc and trajectory and his short arms cause many of his passes (approximately 30 a year) to be batted down. He tends to be quiet in the locker room, but commands the field with his knowledge and poise.

At the very least, he will push Brodie Croyle and Damon Huard and mak ethem better QB's. However, we feel that Brohm could very well be the club's franchise Quarterback no later than the beginning of the 2009 season. He was a definite first round talent and our highest rated Quarterback in this year's draft.

With the 66th pick in the 2008 NFL Draft, the Kansas City Chiefs select:

Roy Schuening, Offensive Guard, Oregon State.

Roy Schuening addresses a definite need to the Chiefs on the offensive line. The Chiefs had a number of prospects listed that would have addressed this very need, but were unable to pass up what they felt were more talented players at other positions that were rated higher. This pick attempts to fill one of those holes and it does so with a player the Chiefs feel are one of the best talents remaining.

<img width="200" height="222" align="left" hspace="8" src="http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/362/452769gr4.jpg">The model of consistency at Oregon State, Schuening started a school record 50 games in his collegiate career. he played mostly at Right Guard for his career, but showing versatility he played the last four games of his career at Right Tackle when injuries depleted the Beavers offensive line. His was known not only for his exceptional work on the field, but also for his exceptional work in the classroom, making the earning Academic All-Pac-10 Conference honors over the last two years. This past season also saw Schuening play versus Stanford with walking pneumonia, a game he dominated his opponents in.

Physically, he has a thick frame with a solid upper-body that can carry at least another 10-15 pounds. He plays with pure aggression, giving total effort until the whistle. Roy has a natural strength that he relies on instead of his techniqueAs a result, he will need to work on his technique to be able to adjust in the NFL. This is not expected to be a problem for him. Roy is a dominating drive blocker and the national media took notice, as he was awarded with first-team All-American honors as a senior.

Communication between his teammates in blocking schemes has been a strength as well as showing excellent quickness off the snap to seal defenders, jolting defenders with a good hand punch. He graded 82.38% for blocking consistency and was credited with a career-high 114 knockdowns as well as leading all PAC-10 blockers with seventeen touchdown-resulting blocks. Although he performed well at Right Tackle, he is not quite agile enough to hold down a spot at Tackle. He will make his mark at Guard in the NFL and should challenge for a starting spot immediately.

Saints fans will like that scouts have compared Schuening to Jahri Evans, one of the most aggressive, physical and underrated offensive linemen in the NFL. Both players are dominating drive-blockers that runningbacks love to play behind and do well on most NFL blocking schemes.

With the 81st pick in the 2008 NFL Draft, the Kansas City Chiefs select:

Donnie Avery, Wide Receiver, University of Houston

<img width="200" height="222" align="left" hspace="10" vspace="5" src="http://img523.imageshack.us/img523/9628/donnieaveryls0.jpg">The Chiefs targeted Donnie Avery yesterday when the Cardinals offered the opportunity to move back up into the third round. Dwayne Bowe has filled the role of the "go-to" guy in the Kansas City receiving corps in his rookie season and will undoubtedly see more double teams and a focused effort from defenses eager to take weapons away from the Brodie Croyle (or Damon Huard).

Blessed with an unholy amount of speed and change-of-direction abilities usually reserved for the element Mercury, Avery will make his living in the NFL making defenses pay for overlooking his small stature. In college, his speed and quickness was so respected that he often froze defenders coming off the line with his moves and cuts. His lean frame should hold another 10 pounds without affecting his overall speed and quickness which should assist him in the daily grind of the NFL. He is a very fuild runner and deadly when he makes the first tackler miss. He will need to improve upon his route running abilities and might struggle when facing a man press on the line, however his abilities are talents that cannot be taught and cannot be gained but by birth. If he is able to get a clean release, defenders will find him yards away crossing the goal line for six points.

After posting respectable numbers for two seasons, Donnie broke out as the Cougars leading target after the departure of Houston's all-time receptions and receiving yards leader, Vincent Marshall. Avery posted 91 catches for 1400+ yards and 7 touchdowns for a 16 yard average per catch, leading all Conference USA receivers.

Donnie will need to gain some bulk to be able to fight for those passes over the middle as it is an area he is quite familiar with unlike many receivers with his skill set. He must learn to get better push versus the jam and will need to work being efficient getting into his routes and well as making his routes more precise. He is not that good of a blocker downfield, but has managed to get in the way of defenders enough to spring runners.

Compared to Kevin Curtis and Ted Ginn, Donnie should be able to make an immediate impact with his return skills and as a #3 receiver and with some work and could develop into a solid #2. He will play with a chip on his shoulder as he feels that he's being looked over in this draft due to his size and not his production after a great regular season and a very good showing at the Senior Bowl against some very good CB's. It is believed that several teams have Avery projected as a legitimate second round draft choice. It should be noted that he ran a 4.4/40 at the NFL Combine... with a pulled hamstring.

With the 102nd pick in the 2008 NFL Draft, the Kansas City Chiefs select:

Chevis Jackson, CB, Louisiana State University.

<img align="left" hspace="8" src="http://img223.imageshack.us/img223/1418/lsublogyl5.jpg">The Chiefs are very pleased to see Chevis Jackson still available at the top of the 4th round. He selection represents a very athletic and versatile player who will fill an immediate need in the secondary and provide the coaches with another "set of coach's eyes" on the field as LSU coaches feel that he would make "a solid coaching candidate when his playing days are over". He was a three year starter at LSU who replaced first round draft choice Corey Webster in 2005 after seeing playing time in all 12 games as a true freshman.

Jackson has a good sized frame and could also bulk up and play free safety. While not blessed with the top end speed that makes one a great cover cornerback, he has exceptional instincts and a good break on throws that has translated into being among the nation's leaders in passes defensed since he became a starter at LSU. His lack of top end speed will not be as much of a concern in the Chiefs Cover-2 defense as it would in defenses that employ more single man coverages. He is a sure tackler, sees plays develop well, has good zone awareness which would help him switching-off of coverages as a safety and he takes advantage of pursuit angles to make up for his lack of foot speed. If Chevis had posted a 4.4 or better in the 40 yard dash, he would have been one of the tiop rated CB's in this draft.

Jackson compares very favorably to Gary Baxter, who has played Cornerback and Safety for the Ravens and Browns or Tanard Jackson who played Cornerback in college, but Free Safety in the NFL. Baxter also posted a 4.6/40 when he came out of Baylor, but has performed at a high level in the NFL despite not possessing the prototypical speed of cover corners. Jackson posted a 4.58/40 and has transitioned well to FS forming one of the best young safety tandems in the NFL with Jermaine Phillips.

With the 140th pick in the 2008 NFL Draft, the Kansas City Chiefs select:

Barry Richardson, Offensive Tackle from Clemson University.

<img width="200" height="165" align="left" hspace="8" src="http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/1639/442598oq1.jpg">Barry is a physically imposing tackle with the size, strength and experience in a run-blocking system. A four-year starter (32 straight games) and two-time First Team All-ACC selection with no time lost to injury, Richardson has the name, accolades and girth to rank among the best blockers in the draft.

Coaches describe him as a highly intelligent player as evidenced by his graduating from Clemson in only three years -- the first Tiger scholarship player to do so. He also graduated from high school in three years.

He is quite simply a mountain of a man who possess rare size with a proportionate build and long arms and can physically engulf his opponent and drive him off the ball. At Clemson he has shown flashes of explosiveness in his initial hand punch and can dominate his area when he plays with leverage. One scout described him as a "big dancing bear".

Unfortunately, he lacks the initial foot quickness and balance to effectively counter-act the speed of NFL edge-rushers, making him a middle round prospect -- and one best suited to the right side or guard position in the pros. Scouting reports indicate that he lacks foot quickness and balance in the running and passing games and struggles to play with the leverage necessary to utilize his unique size and strength. He has shown minimal effectiveness blocking on the move and initially struggled with the step up in competition at the Senior Bowl.

He is a fine finish to an otherwise talented draft for the Chiefs who finish early this year to meander among the grills and tailgaters outside of Arrowhead Stadium for Draft Day festivities.
 
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For those in the back half of the first the Bucs are looking to move down. We have the 20th pick.
 

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I'm the Falcons GM- if anyone is interested in moving out of the first round into the top of the second let me know.
 
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Alright, we're very close to starting. Scott B says he'll be in at 8:30 or so to kick things off. The draft order is now locked in (NFL trades no longer have any effect on our draft) until the compensatory picks are announced and we're ready to rock and roll. I'm excited :)
 
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Kin Korn Karn is having to pull out because he's having trouble getting onto SR.com at work. So he's going to give up his place to Longtime Lurker.

Longtime Lurker = Cincinnati Bengals
 

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Kin Korn Karn is having to pull out because he's having trouble getting onto SR.com at work. So he's going to give up his place to Longtime Lurker.

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Kin Korn Karn is having to pull out because he's having trouble getting onto SR.com at work. So he's going to give up his place to Longtime Lurker.

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That changes EVERYTHING!
 

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A reminder to all of the GMs who did not participate last year -

This is not just about making picks, it is also a spectator sport for the rest of the forum.. Please take the time to talk a little about the player chosen and why your team chose that particular player.

Non-GMs are encouraged to discuss and debate the picks. :9:

Good luck everyone and have fun! This is gonna be a blast! :)
 

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Kin Korn Karn,

I'll try to do your proud!
 

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