Fansided.com Collaborative NFL Mock Draft


fansidedmockdraft598x1982The 2009 Fansided.com Collaborative NFL Mock Draft will proudly be hosted here at NFLMocks.com.  Each NFL team has an official blogger that knows the ins and outs of every player on their roster. Each blogger is an expert in studying needs of their favorite team and at guessing what their team will do in the actual 2009 NFL Draft on April 25th.

This mock draft will be as realistic as any you see on the internet because we are using an actual team expert for each pick. Most mock drafts are just one man’s opinion. This is 32 opinions all thrown together into one huge two round mock draft! For football fans it truly doesn’t get a whole lot better than this.

Here’s a quick rundown on the most basic rules of the mock draft:

1) Trades ARE allowed in this mock draft. The only requirement is that each blogger keeps his/her favorite teams past moves, needs, and likelihood of actually trading up or down in mind before they make a move.

2) Each pick will be made as timely as possible.

3) This will be a two round mock draft.

Results will be posted here as the picks are announced!

1. Detroit Lions
Pick: QB Matthew Stafford (Georgia)
Analysis from Sidelion.com:
I chose Stafford because that’s who the Lions are going to pick. I
don’t think its a good move, I would rather get a jason smith, big
nasty sack of potatoes linemen and work with the patchwork QB core for another year.
2. St. Louis Rams
Pick: OT Eugene Monroe (Virginia)
Analysis from RamblinFan.com:
The second pick was simple for the St. Louis Rams — replace franchise left tackle Orlando Pace. Or try to, at least. The Rams picked Eugene Monroe over Jason Smith because they found him the safer/more-proven offensive tackle of the two.
3. Kansas City Chiefs
Pick: WR Michael Crabtree (Texas Tech)
Analysis from ArrowheadAddict.com:
After unsuccessfully trying to trade the No. 3 overall pick, the Chiefs select the only guaranteed superstar in this draft class — WR Michael Crabtree. The Chiefs offered the No. 3 pick and Tony Gonzalez to the Panthers, but the Panthers ultimately decided against the move. The Peppers trade would have made a statement, but keeping Gonzalez and adding Crabtree gives both Matt Cassel and Todd Haley the weapons they need in order to succeed. With Crabtree in the fold, Jay Cutler in the Windy City and LaDanainian Tomlinson over the hill, the Chiefs now have more offensive firepower than  any other AFC West team.
4. Seattle Seahawks
Pick: OT Jason Smith (Baylor)
Analysis from 12th Man Rising:
Unable to trade down, Seattle selects Jason Smith, who is arguably the best tackle prospect in this year’s draft. Smith possesses rare athleticism as an offensive lineman, and combines good balance with great lateral quickness that makes him a perfect fit for Seattle’s new zone blocking scheme. Smith is the type of player that Tim Ruskell prefers to draft; he has a great work ethic and is a positive locker room presence. He becomes the heir apparent to Walter Jones at left tackle, but will be able to contribute elsewhere on the offensive line next season.
5. Cleveland Browns
Pick: LB Aaron Curry
Analysis from DawgpoundDaily:
6. Cincinnati Bengals
Pick: OT Andre Smith (Alabama)
Analysis from StripeHype.com:
The Bengals shop the pick, but can’t cut a deal. So they pull the trigger on Alabama tackle Andre Smith, who prior to all the post-collegiate-season folderol was the consensus top tackle. Smith will be installed as the starter on the right side, plowing the road for Cedric Benson and giving Carson Palmer the best friend any QB has: a running game.
7.Oakland Raiders
Pick: WR Jeremy Maclin (Missouri)
Analysis from JustBlogBaby.com:
8.Jacksonville Jaguars
Pick: DT B. J. Raji (Boston College)
Analysis from BlackandTeal.com:
9. Green Bay Packers
Pick: DE Brian Orakpo
Analysis from Lombardi Avenue:
The Packers are thrilled that Orakpo falls to them at #9, as many mock drafts don’t have him falling this low.  The addition of Orakpo opposite Aaron Kampman gives the Packers two legitimate sack threats.  Also, Orakpo has freakish athleticism that should help the Packers in their transition to the 3-4.  Suddenly, the Packers have a deep linebacking corps that can back up the currently-weak defensive line.  Orakpo should be a sack-threat from day one and should be an impact player as Green Bay continues to collect players for its 3-4.
10. San Francisco 49ers
Pick: QB Mark Sanchez
Analysis from NinerNoise:
11. Buffalo Bills
Pick: OT Michael Oher
Analysis from Buffalo Lowdown:
After trading Jason Peters the Bills opened up a hole on the offensive line that needs to be addressed.  Shuffling players on their remaining depth chart was not a viable option. The Bills are going to address this need by selecting the best option. Oher is quick and strong, and will be able to keep defenses away from Trent Edwards.  Has the ability to shift on the line if necessary from left to right, and could develop into a nice player for the Bills.
12. Denver Broncos
Pick: DE Tyson Jackson
Analysis from Predominantly Orange:
13. Washington Redskins
Pick: DE Aaron Maybin (Penn State)
Analysis from RiggosRag.com:
The second pick was simple for the St. Louis Rams — replace franchise left tackle Orlando Pace. Or try to, at least. The Rams picked Eugene Monroe over Jason Smith because they found him the safer/more-proven offensive tackle of the two.
14. New Orleans Saints
Pick: CB Michael Jenkins (Ohio State)
Analysis from Whodatdish.com:
The second pick was simple for the St. Louis Rams — replace franchise left tackle Orlando Pace. Or try to, at least. The Rams picked Eugene Monroe over Jason Smith because they found him the safer/more-proven offensive tackle of the two.
15. Houston Texans
Pick: RB Chris Wells (Ohio State)
Analysis from ToroTimes.com:
The second pick was simple for the St. Louis Rams — replace franchise left tackle Orlando Pace. Or try to, at least. The Rams picked Eugene Monroe over Jason Smith because they found him the safer/more-proven offensive tackle of the two.
16. San Diego Chargers
Pick: OT Eben Britton (Arizona)
Analysis from BoltBeat.com:
17. New York Jets
Pick: RB Knowshon Moreno (Georgia)
Analysis from TheJetPress.com:
18. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Pick: LB Larry English (Northern Illinois)
Analysis from ProdimanetlyOrange.com:
19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
mock_mjohnson Pick: DE Michael Johnson (Georgia Tech)
Analysis from ThePewterPlank.com:
20. Detroit Lions
Pick: LB Ray Maualuga (USC)
Analysis from Sidelion.com:
21. Philadelphia Eagles
mock_dbrown1 Pick: RB Donald Brown (Connecticut)
Analysis from InsideTheIggles.com:
With Moreno gone and running back still the Eagles most pressing position of need, Brown is the pick. It might be too early, but Brown’s just a notch below Moreno on the Birds’ big board. Like Knowshon, Brown runs hard and catches the ball clean out of the backfield. His blitz pickup needs work but the kid is coachable. His style of play is reminiscent of ex-Eagle back Duce Staley. If he follows Staley’s career path, this will end up being a high value selection
22. Minnesota Vikings
mock_wbeaty Pick: OT William Beaty (Connecticut)
Analysis from TheVikingsAge.com:

ROUND ONE
1. Detroit (0-16): QB Matthew Stafford, Georgia
2. St. Louis (2-14): OT Eugene Monroe, Virginia
3. Kansas City (2-14): WR Michael Crabtree, Texas Tech
4. Seattle (4-12): OT Jason Smith, Baylor
5. Cleveland (4-12): LB Aaron Curry, Wake Forest
6. Cincinnati (4-11-1): OT Andre Smith, Alabama
7. Oakland (5-11): WR Jeremy Maclin, Missouri
8. Jacksonville (5-11): DT B. J. Raji, Boston College
9. Green Bay (6-10): DE Brian Orakpo, Texas
10. San Francisco (7-9): QB Mark Sanchez, USC
11. Buffalo (7-9): OT Michael Oher, Mississippi
12. Denver (8-8): DE Tyson Jackson, LSU
13. Washington (8-8): DE Aaron Maybin, Penn State
14. New Orleans (8-8): CB Michael Jenkins, Ohio State
15. Houston (8-8): RB Chris Wells, Ohio State
16. San Diego (8-8): OT Ebon Britton, Arizona
17. New York Jets (9-7)
18. Denver (from Chicago)(9-7)
19. Tampa Bay (9-6)
20. Detroit (from Dallas) (9-7)
21. Philadelphia (9-6-1)
22. Minnesota (10-6)
23. New England (11-5)
24. Atlanta (11-5)
25. Miami (11-5)
26. Baltimore (11-5)
27. Indianapolis (12-4)
28. Philadelphia (from Carolina) (12-4)
29. New York Giants (12-4)
30. Tennessee (13-3)
31. Arizona (9-7)
32. Pittsburgh (12-4)

ROUND TWO
1-33 Detroit
2-34 New England (from Kansas City)
3-35 St. Louis
4-36 Cleveland
5-37 Seattle
6-38 Cincinnati
7-39 Jacksonville
8-40 Oakland
9-41 Green Bay
10-42 Buffalo
11-43 San Francisco
12-44 Miami (from Washington)
13-45 NY Giants (from New Orleans)
14-46 Houston
15-47 New England from (San Diego)
16-48 Denver
17-49 Chicago
18-50 Cleveland (from Tampa Bay)
19-51 Dallas
20-52 NY Jets
21-53 Philadelphia
22-54 Minnesota
23-55 Atlanta
24-56 Miami
25-57 Baltimore
26-58 New England
27-59 Carolina
28-60 NY Giants
29-61 Indianapolis
30-62 Tennessee
31-63 Arizona
32-64 Pittsburgh

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