2009 NFL Mock Draft: 6.0

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Updated (Mar 31, 2009)

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Total Pro Sports – Introducing the Total Pro Sports Mock Draft, version 6.0.  Many changes have occurred in the first three rounds as a result of the recent scouting combine, pro days, free agency, and other off-season transactions.   With free agency still fully underway, you can expect frequent changes in the coming weeks as team needs change.

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.  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. I will respond to as many questions and comments as I can, so check back often.  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: 6.0

Round 1

Pos Team Player Comments Best Case/Worst Case Change
1 Detroit Lions Jason Smith, Baylor, OT Recent off-season moves has made it less likely that the Lions will draft a QB number one.  Smith is the most talented left tackle in the draft. B Walter Jones

W D’Brickeshaw Furgeson

2 St Louis Rams Eugene Monroe, Virginia, OT A top heavy class of tackles allows the Rams to select the franchise left tackle to replace Orlando Pace. B Tony Boselli

W Chris Samuels

3 Kansas City Chiefs Aaron Curry, Wake Forest, OLB With Cassel now a Chief, KC is able to take the top defender in the draft. Curry is one of the most talented football players I’ve ever seen–PERIOD. B Demarcus Ware

W Julian Peterson

4 Seattle Seahawks Michael Crabtree, Texas Tech, WR Seattle could go in many different directions here. Even by signing TJ, the Seahawks still lack a number one receiver. All the tackles are gone making Crab the most likely pick. B Michael Irvin

W Keyshawn Johnson

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5 Cleveland Browns Brian Orakpo, Texas, OLB An explosive pass rusher who could produce ten plus sacks as a rookie. A no brainer for a team that needs a lot of help. B Julius Peppers

W Adewale Ogunleye

6 Cincinnati Bengals Michael Oher, Ole Miss, OT Oher might be considered a reach at six but need forces Cincinnati to take him. He can play right tackle until Levi Jones retires. Cinci will look to trade down but take Oher if they can’t. BOrlanndo Pace

W Levi Brown

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7 Oakland Raiders Andre Smith, Alabama, OT Okay, so Al Davis decides not to draft the speedy receiver in round one.  He’s not new to risks, however, and Smith is exactly that.  Huge talent with huge question marks. BJeff Otah

W Leonard Davis

8 Jacksonville Jaguars Matthew Stafford, Georgia, QB Stafford slides a long way after Detroit passes.  Jacksonville has other needs but takes the first franchise quarterback they’ve ever drafted to begin rebuilding. BJay Cutler

W Kyle Boller

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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. BKris Jenkins

W Barry Cofield

10 San Francisco 49ers Mark Sanchez, USC, QB The 49ers need a left tackle and a rush linebacker. None are available that pose the value Sanchez does. The Alex Smith era is officially over. Sanchez is perfect for this offense. BCarson Palmer

W Trent Edwards

11 Buffalo Bills Everett Brown, Florida State, DE Buffalo desperately needs a pass rusher, as they finished near the bottom of the league in sacks. Brown is a gifted athlete with a huge upside. BMar Williams

W Jamaal Anderson

12 Denver Broncos Tyson Jackson, LSU, DE The ideal 3-4 DE. Jackson’s stock has matured and Maualuga’s is slipping, though he is not out of the question at 12. BRichard Seymore

W Philip Merling

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13 Washington Redskins Eben Britton, Arizona, OT Filling a desperate need, the Skins take the versatile Britton to play right tackle. They’d like to trade down some, but will take a right tackle at 13 unless a value DE slides. BJordan Gross

W Ryan Diem

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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 in the draft. BNnamdi Asomugha

W Will Allen

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15 Houston Texans Malcolm Jenkins, Ohio State, CB Jenkins lands in Houston’s lap. Now, does he play corner or safety? To quote Charles Davis of the NFL Network, “Corner? Safety? Player!” BChamp Bailey

W Antoine Winfield

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16 San Diego Chargers Rey Maualuga, USC, ILB Rey’s stock has yo-yo’d for much of the evaluation period. If he falls to San Diego, I can’t see them passing. BJunior Seau

W Antonio Pierce

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17 New York Jets Josh Freeman, Kansas State, QB Huge arm and huge upside. The Jets QB situation is sad, to say the least. With all the value corners off the board, Freeman is their guy. Maclin is another possibility here. BBen Roethlisburger

W Jim Druckenmiller

18 Chicago Bears Jeremy Maclin, Missouri, WR Pure speed and agility! The Bears need a true number one receiver with speed.  Maclin fits that description better than anyone on the board. DE Robert Ayers is another possibility. BChad Johnson

W Devin Hester

19 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Percy Harvin, Florida, WR Harvin has impressed even his biggest doubters (like me) during his post-season workouts. His stock has matured and he goes to a team looking to add some firepower. BSteve Smith

W Sinorice Moss

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20 Detroit Lions Peria Jerry, Ole Miss, DT Trade From Dallas: Jerry will replace and upgrade the hole created by the departed Cory Redding. BKevin Williams

W Broderick Bunkley

21 Philadelphia Eagles Knowshon Moreno, Georgia, RB What a gift! If this scenario actually happens, I’d be shocked. Someone will likely trade up to take Moreno in the top 15. The Eagles won’t be able to pass up this kind of value. BLadainian Tomlinson

W Brian Westbrook

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22 Minnesota Vikings Kenny Britt, Rutgers, WR Having big bodied receivers is critical to a dominant running game. Britt is a willing blocker and a huge target. He also has sub 4.5 speed at 6’3″. You couldn’t ask for more from a WR. BPlexico Burress

W Reggie Williams

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23 New England Patriots Larry English, Northern Illinois, OLB The Pats OLB’s aren’t the youngest group in the league. English’s will bring youth, athleticism, and versatility. BJoey Porter

W Karlos Dansby

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24 Atlanta Falcons Brian Cushing, USC, OLB Cushing is a complete linebacker and will replace recently departed Keith Brooking. BKeith Brooking

W Scott Fujita

25 Miami Dolphins Aaron Maybin, Penn State, OLB Slightly undersized backer who will add pressure opposite Joey Porter. They have more pressing needs, but won’t find better value. BShawn Merriman

W Manny Lawson

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26 Baltimore Ravens Derrius Heyward-Bey, Maryland, WR Baltimore needs a speed receiver badly and are thrilled that DHB slides to 26. If he’s available here, this is as close to a “lock” as it gets. BJoey Galloway

W Charles Rogers

27 Indianapolis Colts Hakeem Nicks, North Carolina, WR With Marvin Harrison’s release, the Colts must fill a huge hole. Nicks is perfect for Indy’s system with great hands and runs precise routes. BReggie Wayne

W Muhsin Muhammad

28 Philadelphia Eagles William Beatty, Connecticut, OT Trade From Carolina: With Tra Thomas gone, and an aging incumbent right tackle, Beatty can play either side and will replace Tra Thomas on the left eventually. BMatt Light

W Levi Brown

29 New York Giants Brandon Pettigrew, Oklahoma State, TE Low positional value could cause the top TE to slide this far. New York will finally fill the void left by the Jeremy Shockey trade. BJason Witten

W Algae Crumpler

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30 Tennessee Titans Darius Butler, Connecticut, CB Need pick for a team with few needs. Other possibilities are “J-Lau” aka James Laurinaitis and a potential shocker in Jarron Gilbert out of SDSU. BAsante Samuel

W Nick Harper

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31 Arizona Cardinals Chris Wells, Ohio State, RB Arizona finally gets the power back with speed that should keep them in contention.  Again, I don’t see this happening. Another team will trade up to get Wells sooner. BLarry Johnson

W LenDale White

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32 Pittsburgh Steelers Alex Mack, California, C Low positional value has the top center prospect in years sliding to Pitt. They need help on the O-line and with no value tackles available, the take the best interior line prospect. BAndre Gurode

W Matt Birk

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Round 2

Pos Team Player Comments Change
33 Detroit Lions Robert Ayers, Tennessee, DE Detroit looks to improve their D-Line again with Ayers, the best run stuffing 4-3 end in the draft with excellent pass rush ability.  He could go as high as 18, to Chicago, but the “one year wonder” fear may keep him out of round one.
34 New England Patriots James Laurinaitis, Ohio State, ILB Trade From KC: Many believe the Patriots could make this pick in round one. Sitting at 34, there is an excellent chance he’ll still be on the board. Green Arrow1
35 St Louis Rams Brian Robiskie, Ohio State, WR So many needs, so few draft choices. Releasing Torry Holt was a bad idea, in my opinion. Robiskie with Donnie Avery will make a decent young duo to build around. Green Arrow1
36 Cleveland Browns Donald Brown, Connecticut, RB The Browns have a number of needs, but a young running back to take the load off of aging Jamal Lewis is at the top of their list. Brown is a complete back who should help Cleveland create yet another two-headed NFL backfield. Green Arrow9
37 Seattle Seahawks Jamon Meredith, South Carolina, OT Meredith is a fast riser who had an excellent combine. He can start day one on the right side, and will add depth on the left, protecting an injury-prone quarterback and adding youth to an aging o-line.
38 Cincinnati Bengals Paul Kruger, Utah, DE This pick could be offensive line again. With Kruger on the board, they will pass on a center until round three. Green Arrow21
39 Jacksonville Jaguars Louis Murphy, Florida, WR The Jags have serious issues at wide receiver.  Murphy is a 4.4 guy with good size at 6’2″.  Taking Stafford in the first demands an offensive weapon with this pick.
40 Oakland Raiders Michael Johnson, Georgia Tech, DE Johnson fits the Al Davis mold perfectly.  He is a freakish athlete with a huge upside.  Highly inconsistent performer and fairly weak against the run, but should be explosive rushing the passer.
41 Green Bay Packers Clint Sintim, Virginia, OLB Sintim is the best rush linebacker on the board and fills a huge need for the converting 3-4 defense.
42 Buffalo Bills Max Unger, Oregon, C The Bills fill a glaring hole with this pick. Unger will provide some stability inside for the Bills and can play anywhere between the tackles, upgrading any of those three positions.
43 San Francisco 49ers Clay Matthews, USC, OLB Matthews is a versatile linebacker who can rush the passer. He ran a better 40 times than most of the rush linebackers that went ahead of him.
44 Miami Dolphins Duke Robinson, Oklahoma, G Trade From Washington: It is unlikely that Robinson will slide to 44 but if he does, Parcels will be all over this. They badly need a left guard along side Jake Long. Look no further than the best one in the draft. Red Arrow6
45 New York Giants LeSean McCoy, Pittsburgh, RB Trade From New Orleans: McCoy will replace departed Derrick Ward, adding even more big play ability. The Giants’ biggest need is WR, but value dictates this as it did in in the first. May have to get one via free agency. Green Arrow8
46 Houston Texans William Moore, Missouri, S Filling another hole in the secondary, Houston takes Moore to upgrade the strong safety position.  Moore will be excellent in the box or in coverage.  Huge upside. Green Arrow5
47 New England Patriots Rashad Johnson, Alabama, S Trade From San Diego: With this pick, NE officially has no more weaknesses!  Johnson is a very cerebral player with excellent instincts and ball skills.  He will play free safety opposite Brandon Meriweather at strong. Green Arrow17
48 Denver Broncos Ron Brace, Boston College, DT A dominant nose tackle is an absolute must when converting to the 3-4. We’ll find out if Brace will become a dominant player, but he will certainly occupy space.
49 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.
50 Cleveland Browns Cornelius Ingram, Florida, TE Trade from Tampa Bay: With Winslow now gone, there is a glaring hole at TE. Cleveland nabs the tight end with the biggest upside in the draft. Had Ingram not missed the entire ’08 season, he would have been a top 15 pick. A solid combine reminded scouts who he was.
51 Dallas Cowboys Patrick Chung, Oregon, S Dallas has more needs than in recent history to fill.  No better place to start than by replacing hard hitting Roy Williams.  Chung is also a hard hitter and excellent in run support. Red Arrow4
52 New York Jets Juaquin Iglesias, Oklahoma, WR A solid wide receiver who runs precise routes and has consistent hands. Iglesias is an excellent open field runner and should be able to start at WR2 by mid season.
53 Philadelphia Eagles Andy Levitre, Oregon State, G Another o-lineman who could alleviate the very strange Shawn Andrews situation. Levitre can start at either guard spot if needed. This move would allow left guard, Todd Heremans to move to tackle, at worst. Need pick, in any case. Green Arrow3
54 Minnesota Vikings Alphonso Smith, Wake Forest, CB The Vikings defense lacks corners with ball skills. Smith is probably the best “ball hawk” in the draft. Undersized at 5’8″, but so is starter Antoine Winfield. Need pick.
55 Atlanta Falcons Jared Cook, South Carolina, TE Atlanta nabs a speed tight end with a huge upside. Cook is a better blocker than most realize and will give Matt Ryan another reliable red-zone target to go with Roddy White.
56 Miami Dolphins DJ Moore, Vanderbilt, CB Slightly undersized, like Zo Smith, but great ball skills in zone or man. Could go higher, but will not slide past the Dolphins at 56. Red Arrow10
57 Baltimore Ravens Victor Harris, Virginia Tech, CB A physical corner in press coverage and a sure tackler, “Macho Harris” improved his stock greatly by running a sub 4.5 at his pro day, moving back into round two. Green Arrow35
58 New England Patriots Rashad Jennings, Liberty, RB Aside from Moroney, the Patriots running back corps is over the hill.  Jennings adds that dimension of power that the pass happy team lacks.  He will be awesome in short yardage and be a nice change of pace. Green Arrow38
59 Carolina Panthers Jarron Gilbert, San Diego St., DT A fast rising freak of an athlete. Gilbert height/weight/speed ratio is amazing. He should be bulked up enough to start by week one. The question mark really is whether or not he’ll be available at 59. Green Arrow18
60 New York Giants Darry Beckwith, LSU, ILB Tenacious heavy hitter. New York needs youth at depth at linebacker. In a couple years Becwith will make an excellent replacement for Antonio Pierce. Red Arrow2
61 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 while providing some added pressure on the passer. Gap perpetrator who is perfect for Indy’s scheme.
62 Tennessee Titans Sen’Derrick Marks, Auburn, DT The loss of Albert Haynesworth was greater than even the Titans realize. They have no choice but to try to perform some damage control with this pick. Good luck! Green Arrow9
63 Arizona Cardinals Connor Barwin, Cincinnati, OLB Barwin is a highly athletic and versatile player who lit up the scouting combine. A DE in college, Barwin could play both DE and rush linebacker in Arizona’s highly diverse scheme. Perfect fit for this team!
64 Pittsburgh Steelers Louis Delmas, Western Michigan, S A gift for the world champs. Size and durability concerns have Delmas moving down draft boards. He reminds me of Bob Sanders, another small guy who is a fierce hitter. Like Sanders, he will have trouble staying healthy due to his lack of size and aggressive style of play. Red Arrow20

Round 3

Pos Team Player Comments Change
65 Detroit Lions Herman Johnson, LSU, G Johnson is a huge man, weighing in at his pro day at a slender 357 lbs (down from 382).  This pick completes the Lions’ task of rebuilding the offensive and defensive lines.
66 St Louis Rams Jarius Byrd, Oregon, CB The Rams need quality corners and Byrd is an excellent value at 66 overall. He should be able to crack the starting lineup by mid-season at worst.
67 Kansas City Chiefs Chris Baker, Hampton, DT Imposing and athletic physical specimen who ran just over five flat in the forty and jumped over 35 inches…at a mere 328 lbs. Need pick for a 3-4 conversion team. Red Arrow5
68 Seattle Seahawks Mike Mickens, Cincinnati, CB Mickens has excellent height 6’0″ but his 185 lb frame may need to be bulked up slightly. He had 10 picks in his final two seasons with the Bearcats. Need Pick. Red Arrow11
69 Dallas Cowboys Ramses Barden, Cal Poly, WR Trade from Cleveland: Barden is an exciting prospect with an enormous upside. He is very raw and will need work to polish his route-running skills. At 6’6″, 227lbs, he is easily worth this pick. He also ran in the 4.4 area at his pro day. In two years, he could be the player T.O. was in Dallas. Green Arrow28
70 Cincinnati Bengals Shonn Greene, Iowa, RB There is no way that Cedric Benson miraculously becomes a player. He has never been an effective featured back in the NFL. Greene will compete with Benson for carries and should win that battle outright by mid-season. Green Arrow3
71 Oakland Raiders Derrick Williams, Penn State, WR Williams ran a sub 4.4 at his pro day, improving his stock greatly. If he’s available at 71, he will be a Raider. Green Arrow26
72 Jacksonville Jaguars Troy Kropog, Tulane, OT Excellent quickness. A gap perpetrator who will pressure the quarterback. Played some 3-4 end in college, but at this point in the draft, he can be bulked up and could eventually become a dominant DT. Red Arrow5
73 Green Bay Packers Mitch King, Iowa, DE King has a super fast motor recording 15.5 tackles for loss last year for the Hawkeyes as a defensive tackle. He will move to DE in Green Bay’s new 3-4 scheme and should contribute immediately. Green Arrow24
74 San Francisco 49ers Fenuki Tupou, Oregon, OT Solid tackle. Decent pass blocker. Excellent run blocker. He is the top tackle on the board. San Francisco needs one badly, simply put. Red Arrow4
75 Buffalo Bills Chase Coffman, Missouri, TE The most underrated of all the TE’s in this draft. I have him rated as a late first round talent. He doesn’t have the most speed in the draft and wasn’t asked to block as much as Pettigrew, but he may have the best hands. Goal line! Red Arrow15
76 New York Jets Mark Parson, Ohio, CB Trade from N.O.: Parson is an under-the-radar guy with big upside. He has excellent cover skills and is a sure tackler. Absolute need pick.
77 Houston Texans Trevor Canfield, Cincinnati, G Polished technician and a excellent in pass protection. Canfield will allow Houston to upgrade the right guard position, keeping Steve Slaton’s ’08 run going. Red Arrow2
78 San Diego Chargers Fili Moala, USC, DE San Diego takes another USC talent on defense. Moala will convert to 3-4 end permanently in this defense replacing Igor Olshansky. Red Arrow6
79 Denver Broncos Keenan Lewis, Oregon State, CB Denver needs a rush linebacker but none are available with the value of Lewis. He will provide depth to an aging secondary. Red Arrow11
80 Washington Redskins Lawrence Sidbury, Richmond, DE Raw talent with all the tangibles. Very fast off the edge but will need lots of work on technique. Small school product may take a couple of years to develop. Huge upside. Red Arrow1
81 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Nate Davis, Ball State, QB There is no legitimate starting quarterback in Tampa right now.  Davis will have a shot to play as a rookie, even as a third round pick.
82 Detroit Lions Danell Ellerbe, Georgia, ILB Trade from Dallas: An excellent tackler who will provide athleticism and versatility. Injury concerns have him sliding, but lack of quality inside backers keep him in round three. Red Arrow2
83 Green Bay Packers Asher Allen, Georgia, CB Trade from NYJ: A good hitter and zone coverage guy. Could have gone much higher had his 40 time been better. Has experience as a returner also.
84 Chicago Bears Cody Brown, Connecticut, DE The Bears take the best DE on the board as pass rush was a problem in ’08. I happen to believe they underachieved, but Brown will provide some competition and a good option in passing situations. Green Arrow13
85 Philadelphia Eagles Eric Wood, Louisville, C Extremely high value pick. The deep and highly talented center class bears fruit in the third round for the Eagles. What a steal! There will be several instances like this in April, due to the overall depth of this draft.
86 Minnesota Vikings Dorell Scott, Clemson, DT Excellent height/weight/speed ratio guy.  Will add depth to an aging Minnesota defensive front.
87 Miami Dolphins Pat White, West Virginia, WR/QB Miami should finally be able to choose one of its two young quarterbacks, to go along with Chad Pennington, and let everyone else go. Pat White is a capable #3 quarterback who will maintain a “day job” as a wide out. Do I have to mention the Wildcat possibilities? Good receiver and save a roster spot. Good pick Bill!
88 Baltimore Ravens Tyrone McKenzie, South Florida, OLB McKenzie is a ferocious and intense player who is very versatile. The Ravens need depth at LB and McKenzie can play three different roles in their scheme.
89 New England Patriots Travis Beckum, Wisconsin, TE Beckum has huge upside and could start in 2010. This has been an exceptional draft for the Patriots. With all the moves NE has made in free agency, they should be making a run at 16-0 again! Red Arrow7
90 Atlanta Falcons Chip Vaughn, Wake Forest, S A very gifted athlete who was nothing but a play maker in college. At over 220 lbs, Vaughn will replace future HOFer Lawyer Milloy. I actually have Vaughn rated as a second round pick unlike most. Great value here, if you asked me.
91 New York Giants Brandon Gibson, Washington State, WR Need pick for the Giants. Gibson should be able to get some work early and could become a solid number two within a year or two. If Plex can’t go, for whatever reason, they will still need a veteran number one. Torry Holt? Green Arrow6
92 Indianapolis Colts Andre Brown, NC State, RB I think this is a steal at 92, though some have Brown going later. If you watched the Senior Bowl, you know what I’m talking about. He is a 224 lb running back who can catch, block, and run. Had he played at Georgia, he’d easily be a first round back. Colts need a big back to close out games. Brown is that guy. Red Arrow3
93 Carolina Panthers Captain Munnerlyn, South Carolina, CB Need pick for the Panthers. Munnerlyn is the best corner on the board. Could also be Nate Davis at quarterback, if Tampa Bay passes. Green Arrow4
94 Tennessee Titans Jonathan Luigs, Arkansas, C Very tough football player and great center prospect who will eventually replace Kevin Mawae. Red Arrow9
95 Arizona Cardinals Antoine Caldwell, Alabama, C First team All-American, ahead of Mack, Unger, and the rest. Caldwell is an extremely intelligent technician who will eventually help open holes in a much improved running game. Red Arrow3
96 Pittsburgh Steelers Xavier Fulton, Illinois, OT Fulton slides due to injury concerns but is an excellent athlete with great feet. He will complete for both the left and right tackle spots. Will likely see most of his rookie action at right tackle. Red Arrow22

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