2007 NFL Mock Draft

Posted: April 23, 2007

The Inquirer will present different mock drafts this week. Here is how nfldraftcountdown.com's Scott Wright views the draft as of Saturday.

No. Team          Player                Pos.    Ht.    Wt.    College

1. Oakland       JaMarcus Russell    QB    6-6    263    LSU    

Russell is the type of rare physical specimen that Al Davis loves.

2. Detroit         Gaines Adams      DE      6-5      260    Clemson

The Lions would love to trade down, but this is the guy they want.

3. Cleveland       Brady Quinn         QB      6-3      226    Notre Dame

Ownership wants a quarterback. He edges out RB Adrian Peterson.

4. Tampa Bay       Calvin Johnson       WR    6-4    237    Georgia Tech

If he gets past Oakland, the Bucs will do whatever they can to take him.

5. Arizona          Joe Thomas          OT      6-6    313    Wisconsin

If available, bet the house the Cards take him. They might even move up.

6. Washington       Amobi Okoye       DT      6-2    287    Louisville

The Bears might be interested in moving up to get him.

7. Minnesota       LaRon Landry         S      6-2      205    LSU   

The Vikings can't pass on the value, even though they need help at receiver.

8. Atlanta          Jamaal Anderson      DE      6-6      279    Arkansas

The Falcons would take Landry if available, but Anderson had 131/2 sacks last year.

9. Miami          Levi Brown          OT      6-3      328    Penn State

Left tackle has been a problem area for a long time.

10. Houston       Adrian Peterson       RB      6-2    218    Oklahoma

The Texans have more pressing needs but can't pass up a hometown hero.

11. San Francisco Adam Carriker       DE      6-6    292    Nebraska

The 49ers' staff liked him in the Senior Bowl, but Patrick Willis might be the pick here.

12. Buffalo       Patrick Willis          LB      6-1    240    Mississippi

He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.38 seconds on Pro Day. Paul Posluszny could be a surprise if Willis is gone.

13. St. Louis      Alan Branch         DT      6-6      331    Michigan

The Rams love Okoye, who will be gone, and Carriker, too.

14. Carolina      John Beason         LB      6-0      236    Miami

He doesn't have great size. The Panthers might take one of his teammates, tight end Greg Olsen.

15. Pittsburgh      Leon Hall            CB      5-11   193    Michigan

He would look good in new coach Mike Tomlin's Dover Two defense.

16. Green Bay       Marshawn Lynch      RB      5-11   217    California

He has multidimensional talent but might be dropping fast.

17. Jacksonville    Reggie Nelson       S      6-0    193    Florida

He is a ball hawk and playmaker, and can also play corner.

18. Cincinnati       Darrelle Revis         CB      6-0      197    Pittsburgh

This great athlete has size and speed and could be the first corner taken.

19. Tennessee       Ted Ginn Jr.         WR      6-0      180    Ohio State   

He has world-class speed and is a great returner. Don't rule out Tennessee's Robert Meachem or USC's Dwayne Jarrett.

20. Giants         Paul Posluszny       LB      6-1    237    Penn State

He is the poor man's A.J. Hawk, with great instincts and intangibles.

21. Denver       Joe Staley            OT      6-6      306    Cent.Michigan   

The Broncos are trying to move up to get Joe Thomas. They need help at OT.

22. Dallas          Robert Meachem      WR      6-3      211    Tennessee

Terry Glenn is now year-to-year, and Terrell Owens is day-to-day.

23. Kansas City    Aaron Ross         CB      6-1      192    Texas

He started as a senior, made big impact plays and won the Thorpe Award.

24. New England    Lawrence Timmons    LB      6-3      230    Florida State

(From Seattle) Talented but raw, he will get time to develop.

25. Jets          Greg Olsen         TE      6-4      252    Miami

His stock soared at combines on the strength of his running a 4.51-second 40-yard dash. He easily could be gone.

26. EAGLES       Michael Griffin       S      6-0    195    Texas

He fills a need in the secondary.

27. New Orleans    Justin Harrell          DT      6-4    305    Tennessee

Cornerback is a need, but his stock is soaring.

28. New England    Brandon Meriweather   S      5-11   192    Miami

(From Seattle) This playmaker can improve the secondary at corner or safety.

29. Baltimore       Ryan Kalil            C      6-3      291    USC

The offensive line is in flux, and he can play center or guard.

30. San Diego    Anthony Gonzalez      WR      6-0      193 Ohio State

He's a great route-runner and will complement Vincent Jackson.

31. Chicago       Dwayne Bowe       WR      6-2    217    LSU

The team needs a playmaker, and he would be a great value here.

32. Indianapolis    Chris Houston       CB      5-11    185    Arkansas

Nick Harper left as a free agent, and Jason David may follow soon.

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