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2009 NFL Mock Draft: 3.0

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Updated (Feb 9th, 2009)

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Total Pro Sports – Introducing the Total Pro Sports Mock Draft, version 3.0, with many updates for 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 player comparisons on several of the first round hopefuls, 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 “measurables” 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.

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 are used only in the first round)

Lets take a look at the 2009 Mock NFL Draft: 3.0

Round 1

Pos Team Player Comments Best Case/Worst Case Change
1 Detroit Lions Eugene Monroe, Virginia, OT Monroe has emerged as the top LT to this point, and is better against speed than Andre Smith.  Stafford is the popular pick here, but poses a risk that Detroit cannot afford to take. B- Walter Jones

W- Chris Samuels

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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

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

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

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

6 Cincinnati Bengals Knowshon Moreno, Georgia, RB Moreno is one of the top handful of prospects in this draft, and could end up in the top five.  Cincinnati needs a big play back, and has for years, to take the pressure off of Palmer. B-Ladainian Tomlinson

W-Brian Westbrook

Green Arrow13
7 Oakland Raiders Andre Smith, Alabama, OT Al Davis will think about taking speedster Jeremy Maclin here, but will get better value with Smith, who will protect Jamarcus Russell as he learns to read NFL defenses. B-Walter Jones

W-Leonard Davis

Red Arrow6
8 Jacksonville Jaguars Michael Oher, Ole Miss., OT Jacksonville lands the franchise tackle they desperately need, but takes a slight risk on Oher.  Great tangibles, but must improve consistency. B-Orlando Pace

W-D’Brickeshaw Furgeson

Green Arrow2
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

10 San Francisco 49ers Jason Smith, Baylor, 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-Tony Boselli

W-Joe Staley

Red Arrow4
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

12 Denver Broncos Rey Maualuga, USC, ILB Denver will convert to the 3-4, and gets the best ILB in the draft, powering up that run defense which surrendered an average of 5.0 yards per rush in ’08. B-Junior Seau

W-Lavar Arrington

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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

14 New Orleans Saints Malcolm Jenkins, Ohio State, CB In a weak draft for DB’s, New Orleans takes the best one in the draft.  Speed question marks have Jenkins sliding out of the top ten.  He will help sure up that porous pass defense. B-Champ Baily

W-Antoine Winfield

Red Arrow6
15 Houston Texans Vontae Davis, Illinois, CB Davis slides to Houston, where he will play opposite Duante Robinson, dramatically improving the secondary and the pass rush. B-Nnamdi Asomugha

W-Will Allen

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16 San Diego Chargers James Laurinaitis, Ohio State, ILB Excellent tackler with good range and instincts.  Laurinaitis will be a good fit as a 3-4 ILB, improving San Diego’s run defense. B-Derrick Brooks

W-Andy Katzenmoyer

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17 New York Jets Jeremy Maclin, Missouri, WR The Jets desperately need someone to stretch the field. Maclin 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-Santana Moss

W-Devin Hester

Red Arrow2
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

19 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Percy Harvin, Florida, WR The new regime in Tampa is committed to building an explosive offense.  Harvin is the definition of explosive. B-Steve Smith

W-Sinorice Moss

Red Arrow2
20 Detroit Lions Peria Jerry, Ole Miss, DT Trade From Dallas: Despite what I think the Lions should do here, they opt to improve the D-line, with the top 4-3 tackle available.  Excellent value pick! B-Tommie Harris

W-Broderick Bunkley

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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

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

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

24 Atlanta Falcons William Moore, Missouri, S I believe that reports of Moore’s “stock falling” are seriously exaggerated.  He has not performed well of late, but Atlanta simply cannot ignore the tangibles. 6’0″, 223lbs, 4.44 speed. B-LaRon Landry

W-Josh Bullocks

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25 Miami Dolphins DJ Moore, Vanderbilt, CB Moore is clearly the third best corner in the draft, and will improve the Dolphin secondary quickly. B-Ronde Barber

W-Kelvin Hayden

Green Arrow18
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

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

28 Philadelphia Eagles Ebon Britton, Arisona, OT Trade From Carolina: Both Eagle starting tackles are in their mid 30′s.  Britton can play either side, and will replace Tra Thomas eventually. B-Jordan Gross

W-Ryan Diem

Green Arrow4
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 will go higher. Britt will begin filling the void left by Plaxico Burress, if Plex does not return, or will be a nice compliment to him. B--Plaxico Burress

W-Reggie Williams

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

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

32 Pittsburgh Steelers Alex Mack, California, C Pittsburgh is thrilled that Mack has slid to them. Since Roethlisburger won’t get rid of the ball on time, they need guys to protect longer. B-Andre Gurode

W-Matt Birk

Red Arrow12

Round 2

Pos Team Player Comments Change
33 Detroit Lions Paul Kruger, Utah, DE Detroit looks to improve their pass rush with sack specialist, Kruger.  New defensive coach gets his wish, and takes care of the defense with two of the first three picks. Green Arrow14
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 Duke Robinson, Oklahoma, G A beast of a run blocker to cement immediate success for Knowshon Moreno.  Robinson is the steal of the draft, to this point. Red Arrow5
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 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. Green Arrow14
41 Green Bay Packers Tyson Jackson, LSU, DE Tremendous value here.  Going to the 3-4 requires new personnel, and Jackson is the best pure 3-4 end in this draft at 290 lbs.  He could easily go in the mid first round. -
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 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. Green Arrow9
44 Denver Broncos Ron Brace, Boston College, DT The second best nose tackle in the draft.  A need pick for the new 3-4 system in Denver. Green Arrow21
45 Miami Dolphins Larry English, Northern Illinois, OLB Trade From Washington: 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. Green Arrow12
46 New York Giants Chase Coffman, Missouri, TE Trade From New Orleans: The Giants finally fill the void left by Jeremy Shockey. Coffman is the best receiving TE in the draft, in my opinion.  Lack of experience as a blocker, and lack of ideal speed has him sliding out of round one.  He will be tremendous in the red-zone. Red Arrow22
47 Houston Texans Robert Ayers, Tennessee, DE A large physical end who played well in the Senior Bowl.  He will be equally good against the run as in pass rush situations. Red Arrow3
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 Darius Butler, Connecticut, CB Butler is an interesting player with a few question marks, but may rise quickly with an excellent combine.  The Jets have serious issues in the secondary, and Butler will help solidify the pass defense with his 4.35 speed. Green Arrow16
50 Chicago Bears Phil Loadholt, Oklahoma, OT A mammoth tackle at over 340 lbs! He should start on the right side, opposite Chris Williams, from day one, bringing the “Bear” back to Chicago’s running game. Red Arrow10
51 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Donald Brown, Connecticut, RB A versatile every down back, out of the Matt Forte mold, Brown will compete for the starting RB position in training camp, and will add much needed depth at worst. Green Arrow9
52 Dallas Cowboys Patrick Chung, Oregon, S Chung helps Dallas replace Roy Williams at 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. Green Arrow9
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 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, consistency, and RAC yards. Red Arrow5
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 Andy Levitre, Oregon State, G 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. Red Arrow12
58 Baltimore Ravens Derrick Willimas, Penn State, WR Baltimore’s deep passing game requires speed, and Derrick Mason is past his prime. Williams should work in as a slot receiver and punt returner right away, eventually becoming a solid #2 receiver. Red Arrow7
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.  Hood may rise with an impressive combine. -
60 Philadelphia Eagles Rashad Johnson, Alabama, S Brian Dawkins is not getting any younger, and Johnson is a fast riser with all the intangibles.  His football instincts are tremendous, and his ball skills are equally impressive. Green Arrow5
61 New York Giants Tyrone McKenzie, South Florida, OLB McKenzie brings much needed speed to the Giants corps of slow linebackers.  He is a stout 6’1″, 245lbs, and will bring the required amount of phyisicality to the Giant D. Green Arrow4
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 ccollege career. An excellent value at 62 in re-tooling that great Tennessee offensive line. -
63 Arizona Cardinals Herman Johnson, LSU, G A 380 lb monster guard!  To find a consistent running game, Arizona will need more than good backs. Red Arrow13
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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