Apr 25, 2008

NFL Draft Tomorrow

It's less than 24-hours until the start of the NFL Draft. The Miami Dolphins took all the suspense out of the #1 pick when they signed OT Jake Long earlier this week, but that's doesn't mean the top of the draft will be boring.

The Rams are sitting at #2 and have multiple options including trading down (perhaps with the Saints). There's also the intrigue of the first QB off the board, Matt Ryan. He could go anywhere from picks 3, 5, 8 or take a Brady Quinn-like dive into the middle/lower potions of the round.

Here's how I project the draft to play out tomorrow (I didn't project trades, but you can bet, there will be a few):


  1. Miami: Jake Long, OT, Michigan
  2. St. Louis: Glen Dorsey, DT, LSU
  3. Atlanta: Matt Ryan, QB, Boston College
  4. Oakland: Sedrick Ellis, DT, USC
  5. Kansas City: Chris Long, DE, Virginia
  6. New York Jets: Darren McFadden, RB, Arkansas
  7. New England (from San Francisco): Vernon Gholston, DE, Ohio State
  8. Baltimore: Brandon Albert, OT/OG, Virginia
  9. Cincinnati: Keith Rivers, LB, USC
  10. New Orleans: Leodis McKelvin, CB, Troy
  11. Buffalo: Devin Thomas, WR, Michigan State
  12. Denver: Chris Williams, OT, Vanderbilt
  13. Carolina: Rashard Mendenhall, RB, Illinois
  14. Chicago: Ryan Clady, OT, Boise State
  15. Detroit: Derrick Harvey, DE, Florida
  16. Arizona: Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, CB, Tennessee State
  17. Kansas City (from Minnesota): Jeff Otah, OT, Pittsburgh
  18. Houston: Jonathan Stewart, RB, Oregon
  19. Philadelphia: Limas Sweed, WR, Texas
  20. Tampa Bay: Mike Jenkins, CB, South Florida
  21. Washington: Kenny Phillips, S, Miami
  22. Dallas (from Cleveland): Felix Jones, RB, Arkansas
  23. Pittsburgh: Gosder Cherilus, OG/OT, Boston College
  24. Tennessee: Jerod Mayo, LB, Tennessee
  25. Seattle: DeSean Jackson, WR, California
  26. Jacksonville: Phillip Merling, DE, Clemson
  27. San Diego: Quentin Groves, DE/OLB, Auburn
  28. Dallas: Aqib Talib, CB, Kansas
  29. San Francisco (from Indianapolis): Kentwan Balmer, DT, UNC
  30. Green Bay: Brian Brohm, QB, Louisville
  31. * New England (forfeited)
  32. New York Giants: Dan Conner, LB, Penn State


  1. (32) Miami: Chad Henne, QB, Michigan
  2. (33) St. Louis: Calais Campbell, DE, Miami
  3. (34) Atlanta (from Oakland): Sam Baker, OT, USC
  4. (35) Kansas City: Antoine Cason, CB, Arizona
  5. (36) New York Jets: Tyrell Johnson, S, Arkansas State
  6. (37) Atlanta: Dustin Keller, TE, Purdue
  7. (38) Baltimore: Joe Flacco, QB, Delaware
  8. (39) San Francisco: James Hardy, WR, Indiana
  9. (40) New Orleans: Trevor Laws, DT, Notre Dame
  10. (41) Buffalo: Brandon Flowers, CB, Virginia Tech
  11. (42) Denver: Curtis Lofton, LB, Oklahoma
  12. (43) Carolina: Reggie Smith, CB/S, Oklahoma
  13. (44) Chicago: Early Doucet, WR, LSU
  14. (45) Detroit: Ray Rice, RB, Rutgers
  15. (46) Cincinnati: Lawrence Jackson, DE, USC
  16. (47) Minnesota: DaJuan Morgan, S, NC State
  17. (48) Atlanta (from Houston): Justin King, CB, Penn State
  18. (49) Philadelphia: Carl Nicks, OT, Nebraska
  19. (50) Arizona: Cliff Avril, DE, Purdue
  20. (51) Washington: Malcolm Kelly, WR, Oklahoma
  21. (52. Tampa Bay: Pat Sims, DT, Auburn
  22. (53) Pittsburgh: Matt Forte, RB, Tulane
  23. (54) Tennessee: Jordy Nelson, WR, Kansas State
  24. (55) Seattle: Fred Davis, TE, USC
  25. (56) Green Bay (from Cleveland): Patrick Lee, CB, Auburn
  26. (57) Miami (from San Diego): Tavares Gooden, LB, Miami
  27. (58) Jacksonville: Marcus Harrison, DT, Arkansas
  28. (59) Indianapolis: John Carlson, TE, Notre Dame
  29. (60) Green Bay: Chilo Rachal, OG, USC
  30. (61) Dallas: Mario Manningham, WR, Michigan
  31. (62) New England: Chevis Jackson, CB, LSU
  32. (63) New York Giants: Tracy Porter, CB, Indiana

No comments: