NFL Mock Draft 2.0

The Sports Lounge's resident mock draft expert, Arun Thiruvengadam comes out with his latest projection for the April 26th Draft. This latest version is expanded, with four rounds of predictions.


1. Miami Dolphins - Jake Long OT Michigan
Parcells takes the safe pick and looks to build inside out from the trenches.

2. St. Louis Rams - Chris Long DE Virginia
St. Louis will rush to the podium to hand in the card. Long and Carriker give the Rams a great young pass rush for years to come.

3. Atlanta Falcons - Glenn Dorsey DT LSU
Atlanta will look hard at Matt Ryan, but will opt for the safe pick and take stud DT Dorsey and look to draft a QB in the second round.

4. Oakland Raiders - Vernon Gholston DE Ohio St.
Al Davis will have his pick of athletic freaks in McFadden and Gholston. But with a glut of running backs, Davis will opt for workout warrior, Gholston.

5. Kansas City Chiefs - Matt Ryan QB Boston College
KC sent their GM, HC, and OC to Ryan's pro day. Though it may be an elaborate smoke screen, it would be fair to say that KC is not happy nor comfortable with Croyle's progression.

6. New York Jets - Darren McFadden RB Arkansas
Jets take the BPA as they have filled most of their holes through FA. DMC gives the Jets an offensive playmaker they sorely lack. DMC should wreak havoc with the newly built offensive line.

7. New England Patriots(from SF) - Leodis McKelvin CB Troy
NE will replace Asante Samuel with McKelvin who is the top CB in the draft.

8. Baltimore Ravens - Ryan Clady OT Boise St.
Baltimore may look to draft a CB as McAlister and Rolle are getting old, but with Ogden contemplating retirement, LT rises to top as a need.

9. Cincinnati Bengals - Sedrick Ellis DT USC
Bengals are estatic that Ellis drops to them. They get the BPA which happens to fill a major need position.

10. New Orlean Saints - Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie CB Tenn. St.
Saints backfield got torched repeatedly last season. DRC will go a long way to fix that problem.

11. Buffalo Bills - Malcolm Kelly WR Oklahoma
Will be a great complement to Lee Evans and gives Edwards another offensive option. This also gives the Bills insurance in case Evans holds out next season.

12. Denver Broncos - Chris Williams OT Vanderbilt
Broncos would love to get their hand on either Ellis or Dorsey. But with Lepsis retiring, Denver will pick his sucessor.

13. Carolina Panthers - Jeffrey Otah OT Pittsburgh
Carolina is rebuilding their whole offensive line in hope of keeping Delhomme upright this season. Otah will allow the Panthers to keep Gross at his natural position RT.

14. Chicago Bears - Branden Albert G/T Virginia
Albert played mostly guard at Virginia, but has the size to play tackle in the NFL. Both guard and tackle are needs for the Bears.

15. Detriot Lions - Rashard Mendenhall RB Illinois
Detriot is looking to bring balance back to their offense after firing Martz. With the release of Kevin Jones, Mendenhall will be the guy.

16. Arizona Cardinals - Mike Jenkins CB South Florida
With Antrell Rolle moving to safety, Jenkins will take over at CB to facilitate this move.

17. Minnesota Vikings - Derrick Harvey OLB/DE Florida
After striking out with Erasmus James and Kendhzi Udeze, Vikings look to make amends with Harvey.

18. Houston Texans - Aqib Talib CB Kansas
With Dunta Robinson's availability up in the air, CB becomes a big time need for the Texans.

19. Philadelphia Eagles - Devin Thomas WR Michigan State
Eagles made push for Moss before he resigned with NE. WR is a void that Eagles haven't filled since TO left.

20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - DeSean Jackson WR California
TB is looking to get younger at WR as Hilliard and Galloway are getting old. Jackson should also help in the return game.

21. Washington Redskins - Limas Sweed WR Texas
Skins are looking for a big WR to incorporate into their new offense. Sweed may have gone higher if he wasn't hampered with a wrist injury during the season.

22. Dallas Cowboys(from CLE) - Jonathan Stewart RB Oregon
Stewart drops slightly due injury concerns. Nonetheless he is a first round talent. Stewart will replace Jones to join Barber in their two headed RB attack.

23. Pittsburgh Steelers - Gosder Cherilus OT Boston College
Steelers have glaring holes on OL due FA departures. Cherilus will help solidify the OL.

24. Tennessee Titans - Keith Rivers OLB USC
An absolute steal for the Titans as Rivers slides. Will be another piece in a young defense.

25. Seattle Seahawks - Dustin Keller TE Perdue
Seattle has been looking for a TE forever. They almost signed Crumpler before he signed with Tenn. Keller is top rated TE who can stretch the field.

26. Jacksonville Jaguars - Phillip Merling DE Clemson
Merling would've gone higher if not for his recent surgery for hernia repair. Merling will be a great value for a team looking to improve their pass rush.

27. San Diego Chargers - Kentwan Balmer DT North Carolina
Balmer will be utilized as a 3-4 DE for SD and as DT in a 4-3 when they decide to go to a hybrid defensive scheme.

28. Dallas Cowboys - Mario Manningham WR Michigan
Crayton is a #2 WR at best. TO and Glenn are getting old. Manningham will add youth to Dallas's core of WR.

29. San Fransico 49ers(from IND) - Carl Nicks OT Nebraska
A bit of a reach, but with SF signing Bryant Johnson and Isaac Bruce, WR is not a major need. Nicks has great size to play RT giving SF two young bookend tackles along with Staley.

30. Green Bay Packers - Brandon Flowers CB Virginia Tech
Harris and Woodson are getting old and brittle. Flowers will play nickel until he is ready to start.


31. New York Giants - Dan Connor OLB Penn St.
Safety is also a need, but Sammy Knight will be an adequate stop gap. The Giants got repeatedly torched last year by opposing teams TEs. Connor is a great value and fills a need.


32. Miami Dolphins - Brian Brohm QB Louisville

33. St. Louis Rams - James Hardy WR Indiana

34. Atlanta Falcons(from OAK) - Samuel Baker OT USC

35. Kansas City Chiefs - Anthony Collins OT Kansas

36. New York Jets - Jerod Mayo ILB Tennessee

37. Atlanta Falcons - Joe Flacco QB Delware

38. Baltimore Ravens - Chad Henne QB Michigan

39. San Fransico 49ers - Quentin Groves DE/OLB Auburn

40. New Orleans Saints - Pat Sims DT Auburn

41. Buffalo Bills - Fred Davis TE USC

42. Denver Broncos - Marcus Harrison DT Arkansas

43. Carolina Panthers - Kenny Phillips S Miami

44. Chicago Bears - Felix Jones RB Arkansas

45. Detroit Lions - Calais Campbell DE Miami

46. Cincinnati Bengals - Erin Henderson OLB Maryland

47. Minnesota Vikings - Antoine Cason CB Arizona

48. Atlanta Falcons(from HOU) - Chilo Rachal G USC

49. Philadelphia Eagles - Tony Hills OT Texas

50. Arizona Cardinals - Jamaal Charles RB Texas

51. Washington Redskins - Justin King CB Penn St.

52. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Tracy Porter CB Indiana

53. Pittsburgh Steelers - Trevor Laws DT/DE Notre Dame

54. Tennessee Titans - Early Doucet III WR LSU

55. Seattle Seahawks - Dre Moore DT Maryland

56. Green Bay Packers(from CLE) - John Carlson TE Notre Dame

57. Miami Dolphins(from SD) - Reggie Smith CB/S Oklahoma

58. Jackonsville Jaguars - Red Bryant DT Texas A&M

59. Indianapolis Colts - Patrick Lee CB Auburn

60. Green Bay Packers - Lawrence Jackson DE USC

61. Dallas Cowboys - Mike Pollak C Arizona St.

62. New England Patriots - Cliff Avril DE/OLB Purdue

63. New York Giants - Tyrell Johnson S Arkansas State


64. Miami Dolphins - Curtis Lofton ILB Oklahoma

65. St. Louis Rams - Roy Schuening G Oregon St.

66. Kansas City Cheifs - Eric Young G Tennessee

67. Carolina Panthers(from NYJ) - Ahtyba Rubin DT Iowa State

68. Atlanta Falcons - Jonathan Goff ILB Vanderbilt

69. New England Patriots(from OAK) - Marcus Howard DE/OLB Georgia

70. Chicago Bears(from SF) - Jordy Nelson WR Kansas State

71. Jacksonville Jaguars(from BUF) - DaJuan Morgan S North Carolina St.

72. Buffalo Bills(from BAL) - Terrell Thomas CB USC

73. Minnesota Vikings(from DEN) - Josh Barrett S Arizona St.

74. Carolina Panthers - Kevin Smith RB Central Florida

75. San Fransico 49ers(from CHI) - Jeremy Zuttah G Rutgers

76. Detriot Lions - Duane Brown OT Virginia Tech

77. Cincinnati Bengals - Steve Justice C Wake Forest

78. New Orleans Saints - Oniel Cousins OT UTEP

79. Houston Texans - Chris Johnson RB East Carolina

80. Philadelphia Eagles - Quintin Demps S UTEP

81. Arizona Cardinals - Andre Caldwell WR Florida

82. Minnesota Vikings - Earl Bennett WR Vanderbilt

83. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - DeMario Pressley DT North Carolina St.

84. Washington Redskins - Chris Ellis DE Virgina Tech

85. Tennessee Titans - Frank Okam DT Texas

86. Seattle Seahawks - D.J. Hall WR Alabama

87. Detriot Lions(from CLE) - Xavier Adibi OLB Virginia Tech

88. Pittsburgh Steelers - Adarius Bowman WR Oklahoma State

89. Jacksonville Jaguars - Craig Steltz S LSU

90. Chicago Bears(from SD) - Thomas DeCoud S California

91. Green Bay Packers - Ali Highsmith OLB LSU

92. Dallas Cowboys - Chevis Jackson CB LSU

93. Indianapolis Colts - Matt Forte RB Tulane

94. New England Patriots - Shawn Crable OLB Michigan

95. New York Giants - Jack Ikegwuonu CB Wisconsin

96. Washington Redskins(COMP) - David Roach S TCU

97. Cincinnati Bengals(COMP) - Lavelle Hawkins WR California

98. Atlanta Falcons(COMP) - Martellus Bennett TE Texas A&M

99. Baltimore Ravens(COMP) - Ezra Butler DE/OLB Nevada


100. Miami Dolphins - Terrence Wheatley CB Colorado

101. St. Louis Rams - Barry Richardson OT Clemson

102. New York Jets - Tom Zbikowski SS Notre Dame

103. Atlanta Falcons - Charles Godfrey CB Iowa

104. Oakland Raiders - Donnie Avery WR Houston

105. Kansas City Chiefs - Eddie Royal WR Virginia Tech

106. Baltimore Ravens - Philip Wheeler ILB Georgia Tech

107. San Fransico 49ers - DeJuan Tribble CB Boston College

108. Denver Broncos - Ray Rice RB Rutgers

109. Carolina Panthers - Jermichael Finley TE Texas

110. Chicago Bears - Andre Woodson QB Kentucky

111. Detriot Lions - Beau Bell ILB UNLV

112. Cinncinati Bengals - Jeremy Thompson DE Wake Forest

113. New York Jets(from NO) - Owen Schmitt FB West Virginia

114. Buffalo Bills - John Greco OT/G Toledo

115. Philadelphia Eagles - Vince Hall ILB Virginia Tech

116. Arizona Cardinals - Chad Rinehart G/OT Northern Iowa

117. Minnesota Vikings - Josh Johnson, QB, San Diego

118. Houston Texans - Darrell Robertson DE Georgia Tech

119. Denver Broncos(from WAS) - Durant Brooks P Georgia Tech

120. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Steve Slaton RB West Virginia

121. Seattle Seahawks - Kirk Barton OT Ohio St.

122. Cleveland Browns - Jay Leman ILB Illinois

123. Pittsburgh Steelers - Drew Radovich OG USC

124. Tennessee Titans - Zack Bowman CB Nebraska

XXX. San Diego Chargers - FORFEITED DUE TO SUP. DRAFT CHOICE (Paul Oliver)

125. Jacksonville Jaguars - Keenan Burton WR Kentucky

126. Dallas Cowboys - John David Booty QB USC

127. Indianapolis Colts - Tashard Choice RB Georgia Tech

128. Green Bay Packers - Jonathan Hefney S Tennessee

129. New England Patriots - Wesley Woodyard OLB Kentucky

130. New York Giants - Jerome Simpson WR Coastal Carolina

131. Philadelphia Eagles(COMP) - Jason Jones DE Eastern Michigan

132. Buffalo Bills(COMP) - Bruce Davis DE UCLA

133. Baltimore Ravens(COMP) - Marcus Griffin S Texas

134. Tennessee Titans(COMP) - Mike McGlynn OT Pittsburgh

135. Green Bay Packers(COMP) - Mike Dragosavich P North Dakota State