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2009 Mock NFL Draft: 2.0

by: AnthonyP On  Wednesday, January 28, 2009
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Total Pro Sports – Introducing the Total Pro Sports Mock Draft, version 2.0, featuring rounds one AND two! It is our intention to add more, more, MORE to this section as the draft approaches, making TPS your one stop shop for draft analysis. Expect round three after the scouting combine!

We will also be adding detailed and completely independent scouting reports on each first round prospect, in the coming weeks, giving you a better understanding of what NFL scouts are looking for while detailing the factors involved in player selection. Changing team needs, player workout results, in-depth film study, character assessments, and all the other “measurable” play significant roles in where players are drafted. As new information becomes available, watch as players move up or down the draft board, possibly landing on your favorite team’s roster.

2009 Mock NFL Draft: 2.0 Biggest Movers and Shakers

Green Arrow The biggest movers in the were the 2009 Mock NFL Draft: 2.0 Michael Crabtree (Rams), Mark Sanchez (Seahawks), Peria Jerry (Broncos), Percy Harvin (Jets), Alex Mack (Lions), Josh Freeman (Vikings), Aaronn Maybin (Patriots).

Red Arrow The Biggest shakers in the were the 2009 Mock NFL Draft: 2.0 were the Michael Oher (49ers), Brian Cushing (Ravens), Chris Wells (Colts), James Laurinaitis (Eagles), Duke Robinson (Rnd 2) (Lions), DJ Moore (Rnd 2) (Bills).

Leave your comments or questions below and share your thoughts with us, as well as other NFL fans around the globe. Let’s talk talent!

Best Case – Refers to a player’s “up-side”. My view of what a player is likely to become in the NFL, in terms of production or equivalent talent, assuming that he reaches his full potential.

Worst Case – Refers to a player’s “down-side” or “bust” potential. If you find a great NFL player’s name used to describe a draftee’s worst case scenario, then I am not concerned about a bust possibility, as is the case with Knowshon Moreno.

(Best Case/Worst Case is used only in the first round)

Lets take a look at the 2009 Mock NFL Draft: 2.0

Round 1

Pos Team Player Comments Best Case/Worst Case Change
1 Detroit Lions Andre Smith, Alabama, OT A stout left tackle at 6’4′, 330. He is equally good as a run blocker or in pass protection. Stafford is the popular pick here, but poses a risk that Detroit cannot afford to take. Smith is safe, and will be a force for the next decade. B- Walter Jones

W- Leonard Davis

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2 St Louis Rams Michael Crabtree, Texas Tech, WR With the top OT going number one, the Rams decide not to reach on a lineman. Instead, they take the best player and biggest lock in the draft to eventually replace aging Torry Holt. The thinking here is value. B-Michael Irvin

W-Keyshawn Johnson

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3 Kansas City Chiefs Matt Stafford, Georgia, QB Filling a desperate need, the Chiefs make a desperate decision in taking the biggest arm of the draft. They have their work cut out for them though, as he needs a lot of work from the neck up. Boom or bust. B-Jay Cutler

W-Kyle Boller

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4 Seattle Seahawks Mark Sanchez, USC, QB Huge upside, but needs some polishing. Hasselbeck’s future is up in the air in Seattle, and his best days are behind him. Sanchez will take no more than one year to learn, and will be ready to lead in 2010. B-Carson Palmer

W-Trent Edwards

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5 Cleveland Browns Aaron Curry, Wake Forrest, OLB A one man army! Curry will be a beast pass rusher from jump in Cleveland’s 3-4. A no brainer for a team that needs a lot of help. B-Demarcus Ware

W-Julian Peterson

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6 Cincinnati Bengals Jason Smith, Baylor, OT Smith’s stock has not yet matured. He is turning a lot of heads quickly, and could end up in the top three. The Bengals need to keep Carson Palmer healthy to have any shot. This player is special, and is not done growing! Huge upside, but needs strength. B-Tony Boselli

W-Joe Staley

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7 Oakland Raiders Eugene Monroe, Virginia, OT Al Davis will think about taking speedster Jeremy Maclin here, but will get better value with Monroe, who will protect Jamarcus Russell as he learns to read NFL defenses. B-Chris Samuels

W-Jeff Backus

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8 Jacksonville Jaguars Malcolm Jenkins, Ohio State, CB The best corner in the draft–period. This is the logical choice for a team that has to deal with Reggie Wayne and Andre Johnson twice a year. B-Champ Baily

W-Antoine Winfield

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9 Green Bay Packers BJ Raji, Boston College, DT With the hiring of Dom Capers as the new DC, Green Bay needs a monster nose tackle to anchor its new 3-4 scheme. Look no further at 330 plus pounds. Raji’s play during Senior Bowl week has made him a virtual top ten lock. B-Kris Jenkins

W-Barry Cofield

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10 San Francisco 49ers Michael Oher, Ole Miss., OT Fans may want a “sexier” pick than a tackle here, but the 49ers led the NFL in sacks allowed in ’08. This upgrades two spots on the O-line by allowing Joe Staley to move to the right side, where he belongs. B-Orlando Pace

W-D’Brickeshaw Furgeson

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11 Buffalo Bills Brian Orakpo, Texas, DE The best pure DE in the draft with enormous ability, Orakpo may not slide to eleven, but he will not get past the Bills. Buffalo desperately needs a pass rusher, and this guy is explosive. B-Julis Peppers

W-Adewale Ogunleye

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12 Denver Broncos Peria Jerry, Ole Miss, DT Denver passes on a running back, yet again, seeing more value in powering up that run defense which surrendered an average of 5.0 yards per rush in ’08. B-Tommie Harris

W-Brodrick Bunkley

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13 Washington Redskins Everett Brown, Florida State, DE A need pick here. An aging group of ends has caused diminished productivity at that position. The Redskins will be considering the future with this decision. B-Mario Williams

W-Jamaal Anderson

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14 New Orleans Saints Vontae Davis, Illinois, CB In a weak draft for DB’s, New Orleans takes the best one still on the board to sure up that porous pass defense. B-Nnamdi Asomugha

W-Will Allen

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15 Houston Texans Jeremy Maclin, Missouri, WR Finally, another threat to take pressure off of Andre Johnson. They are not the same team when he is hurt. This pick could change all that. Huge threat in the return game, as an added bonus. B-Santana Moss

W-Devin Hester

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16 San Diego Chargers Ray Maualuga, USC, ILB His potential has no ceiling. He slides to 16 due to character and work ethic concerns. San Diego finally replaces legend Junior Seau with a guy who might be even better. No Moreno here. L.T. stays put for at least one more year. B-Junior Seau

W-Lavar Arrington

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17 New York Jets Percy Harvin, Florida, WR The Jets desperately need someone to stretch the field. Harvin is a big play guy who can do just that. It’s a mystery who will be throwing to him though. The Favre watch is fully underway. B-Steve Smith

W-Sinorice Moss

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18 Chicago Bears Michael Johnson, Georgia Tech, DE Pure speed and agility! A sack specialist, which the Bears have a great need for. Best player available considering the needs they have. B-Javon Kearse

W-Gaines Adams

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19 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Knowshon Moreno, Georgia, RB It would be a shocker for Moreno to slide this far, considering his insane skill set. The depth of this draft could make this a reality, though. Tampa would be thrilled. B-LaDainian Tomlinson

W-Brian Westbrook

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20 Detroit Lions Alex Mack, California, C Trade From Dallas: First, Detroit selected the best left tackle in the draft. They now have the chance to select the best center prospect in years. Senior Bowl week made him a first round lock. B-Andre Gurode

W-Matt Birk

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21 Philadelphia Eagles Brandon Pettigrew, Oklahoma State, TE McNabb needs this for Philly to stay in the hunt. There are no wide outs available at 21 that pose good enough value to pass up the best TE in this draft. B-Tony Gonzalez

W-Jason Witten

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22 Minnesota Vikings Josh Freeman, Kansas State, QB Three glaring needs for the Vikes: QB, WR, and DB. Minnesota takes a bit of a reach on a huge quarterback with a huge arm, and huge up-side. B-Ben Roethlisberger

W-Jim Druckenmiller

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23 New England Patriots Aaronn Maybin, Penn State, OLB Slightly undersized backer who plays big, with excellent speed from the edge. The Pats OLB’s aren’t the youngest group in the league. Maybin will fit well in the New England 3-4, and produce some much needed sacks. B-Shawn Merriman

W-Manny Lawson

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24 Atlanta Falcons Chase Coffman, Missouri, TE Could be considered a “reach”, but Coffman is the best receiving tight end in this draft, and Matt Ryan needs a security blanket on third downs. He will be huge in the red zone. B-Antonio Gates

W-Dallas Clark

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25 Miami Dolphins William Moore, Missouri, S Miami fills a need here rather than taking another pass rusher. Moore is a big kid and a big hitter, and will improve the secondary immediately. B-LaRon Landry

W-Josh Bullocks

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26 Baltimore Ravens Brian Cushing, USC, OLB Baltimore needs a speed receiver badly, but are forced to replace free agent Terrell Suggs with the best OLB available, keeping that defense an elite group. B-Terrell Suggs

W-Bobby Carpenter

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27 Indianapolis Colts Chris Wells, Ohio State, RB Wells runs a 4.5 and slides to 27. The Colts have to get stronger in the running game. Indy becomes a two-headed backfield, with Wells and Addai. Wells obviously plays the “Smash” role. B-Larry Johnson

W-Eddie George

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28 Philadelphia Eagles James Laurinaitis, Ohio State, ILB Trade From Carolina: The Eagles elect to choose the best player available to add some speed to the middle of their defense. Laurinaitis will be great in coverage and in Jim Johnson’s blitz packages. B-Derrick Brooks

W-Andy Katzenmoyer

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29 New York Giants Kenny Britt, Rutgers, WR Britt is 6’4″ and highly athletic. If he runs in the 4.4 area at the combine, he could go higher. Britt will begin filling the void left by Plaxico Burress. B-Plaxico Burress

W-Reggie Williams

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30 Tennessee Titans Derrius Heyward-Bey, Maryland, WR Tennessee needs a deep threat receiver to complete their offense. Heyward-Bey is tall and fast, but raw. Boom or bust pick. B-Santonio Holmes

W-Charles Rodgers

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31 Arizona Cardinals LeSean McCoy, Pittsburgh, RB In Arizona’s offense, this makes perfect sense. Edge James probably won’t be coming back, leaving a big hole to fill. This becomes a two back system, with McCoy as “Dash”. B-Chris Johnson

W-Kevin Faulk

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32 Pittsburgh Steelers Ebon Britton, Arizona, OT Pittsburgh is thrilled that Britton has slid to them. Since Roethlisburger won’t get rid of the ball on time, they need guys to protect longer. Could be Phil Loadholt here if Britton goes sooner. B-Jordan Gross

W-Ryan Diem

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Round 2

Pos Team Player Comments Change
33 Detroit Lions Duke Robinson, Oklahoma, G Detroit completes an awesome task with its first three picks, selecting the best tackle, center, and guard in the draft. With their right tackle selected in round one last year, Detroit may have the best O-line in football within two years. Red Arrow13
34 Kansas City Chiefs Max Unger, Oregon, C/G Excellent value here. Unger projects well as a center or guard in the NFL, and will help to protect a developing young quarterback. -
35 St Louis Rams William Beatty, Connecticut, OT They pass on an OT in round one to take the best player in the draft and still manage to land a first round tackle at the top of round two. Beatty will play on the right side until Orlando Pace retires. -
36 Seattle Seahawks Hakeem Nicks, North Carolina, WR Unable to select Crabtree, the Seahawks nab the best receiver on the board in round two. Nicks has great hands and good size, and will be an outstanding possession receiver at the very least. Not a burner, but productive. -
37 Cleveland Browns Shonn Greene, Iowa, RB Greene will be a productive runner right away in the NFL. He has awesome balance and vision while displaying tremendous power. A younger version of the man he will replace (Jamal Lewis). -
38 Cincinnati Bengals Eric Wood, Louisville, C/G Mike Mayock, of NFL Network fame, has Wood rated as his top center in this draft. I’m not THAT high on him, but I do see excellent value at number 38. Again, Cincinnati opts to protect their ailing QB. -
39 Oakland Raiders Louis Murphy, Florida, WR In my opinion, a better wide receiver than his Florida teammate, Percy Harvin. He has the great speed Al Davis loves and is a more polished route runner. Harvin may be better in the open field, but Murphy will be a solid option for Jamarcus Russell down field. -
40 Jacksonville Jaguars Phil Loadholt, Oklahoma, OT What a great O-line name! It tells a true story here, this guy IS a load at 6’8″, 343 lbs. He is why Jacksonville is able to take Jenkins in round one. He has some technique issues, but is an awesome talent. -
41 Green Bay Packers Tyson Jackson, LSU, DE Going to the 3-4 requires new personnel, and Jackson is the best pure 3-4 end in this draft at 290 lbs. -
42 San Francisco 49ers Clint Sintim, Virginia, OLB No need to reach in round one when guys like Sintim are waiting in round two. He is a versatile and athletic linebacker who should add pressure off the edge all day long. -
43 Buffalo Bills DJ Moore, Vanderbilt, CB The run on corners over the last several years has left many rosters full of them, causing Moore and others to slide. Make no mistake, he is a first round talent no matter where he is drafted. Red Arrow21
44 Denver Broncos Robert Ayers, Tennessee, DE Ayers is a versatile and physical player who is strong enough to play end in the 3-4, and quick enough to play in the 4-3. Denver may go to the 3-4 as early as this season. Ayers is a good fit either way. -
45 Miami Dolphins Andy Levitre, Oregon State, G Trade From Washington: Some have him rated ahead of Duke Robinson as the top guard in the draft. He will join Jake Long on the left side in Miami. Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams couldn’t be happier. -
46 New York Giants Jared Cook, South Carolina, TE Trade From New Orleans: The Giants finally fill the void left by Jeremy Shockey. Cook is an excellent receiver and capable blocker, but will need to add 15-20 lbs to be able to play every down. By 2010, New York will be thrilled. -
47 Houston Texans Paul Kruger, Utah, DE Would have gone in the first round, had he stayed in school another year. Houston will put him opposite Mario Williams creating a frightening pass rush. -
48 New England Patriots Victor Harris, Virginia Tech, CB Trade From San Diego: “Macho” Harris is that, a very physical play maker with excellent ball skills. He is a step slow, by draft standards, dropping him into the second round. Great player regardless. -
49 New York Jets Juaquin Iglesias, Oklahoma, WR A very technically sound receiver. He makes all the catches he’s supposed to make, though not many tough ones. Not a great upside, but will be very productive right away, adding youth and consistency. -
50 Chicago Bears Herman Johnson, LSU, G A mammoth guard at over 380 lbs! He should start on day one, bringing the “Bear” back to Chicago’s running game. -
51 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Derrick Williams, Penn State, WR He is a play maker down field, and an excellent punt/kick returner. Williams is very fast with excellent quickness. Not many opportunities as a receiver in Penn State’s offense, but was still a big play guy. -
52 Dallas Cowboys Louis Delmas, Western Michigan, S A little undersized at 200 lbs MAXIMUM, but very good ball skills and a punishing tackler. Needs to bulk up a bit, but there’s some Bob Sanders in there for sure. -
53 Carolina Panthers Sen’Derrick Marks, Auburn, DT Extremely high value pick. Marks would have been a high first rounder had he stayed in school one more year. Some “motor” issues, but lots of ability. -
54 Minnesota Vikings Alphonso Smith, Wake Forrest, CB Excellent value here, as Smith’s height (5’8″) keeps him out of the first round. He has all the speed and quickness of a top NFL DB, but will be a better “ball hawk” than most. Set ACC career record for INTs. -
55 New England Patriots Troy Kropog, Tulane, OT Durable and athletic technician. Kropog has been the model of consistency at Tulane, and could start at right tackle for New England in 2009. Lack of competition in Conf. USA keeps him out of round one. -
56 Atlanta Falcons Clay Matthews, USC, OLB Keith Brooking is 175 years old! Matthews is built out of the same mold. Versatile player who can play any of the three LB spots in the Falcons’ 4-3. -
57 Miami Dolphins Larry English, Northern Illinois, OLB Excellent pass rusher with a huge upside. First round talent, small school competition. English will play opposite Joey Porter in Miami’s 3-4, making both spots more productive. -
58 Baltimore Ravens Fenuki Tupou, Oregon, OT Baltimore’s deep passing game demands protection. Huge tackle at 335 lbs. His strength and versatility will allow him to play right away at right tackle or guard. -
59 Indianapolis Colts Evander Hood, Missouri, DT The Colts have to get stronger at the point of attack, on both sides of the ball. Hood is always in the backfield, and will improve that porous run defense. -
60 Philadelphia Eagles Donald Brown, Connecticut, RB Brian Westbrook’s best days are behind him, and Brown is a versatile all purpose back out of the same mold. He adds much needed depth at running back. -
61 New York Giants Patrick Chung, Oregon, S Chung helps New York upgrade the strong safety position by adding a big hitter in run support. Chung also displayed excellent range in the secondary, en route to earning All Pac-10 honors in 2008. -
62 Tennessee Titans Jonathan Luigs, Arkansas, C Kevin Mawae is old and injury prone. Luigs has been a consistent performer in the tough SEC, during his college career. An excellent value at 62 in re-tooling that great Tennessee offensive line. -
63 Arizona Cardinals Antoine Caldwell, Alabama, C A complete technician, who was named First Team All American in 2008 ahead of the rest of this great class of centers. To find a consistent running game, Arizona will need more than good backs. -
64 Pittsburgh Steelers Mike Mickens, Cincinnati, CB A physical corner in press coverage, Mickens was a four year starter for Cincinnati. At roughly 6’0″, 190 lbs, he has an excellent frame and should add weight. Injury concerns have caused his slide into the late second round. -

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