NFL Mock Draft

Posted: April 25, 2007

The Inquirer will publish mock drafts throughout the week. Here is how Associated Press football writer Dave Goldberg says Saturday's first round will play out. The Eagles pick 26th.

No. TeamPlayerPos.Ht.Wt.College


1. OaklandJaMarcus RussellQB6-6263LSURaiders can build around a young QB if he doesn't get run over first.
2. DetroitGaines AdamsDE6-5260ClemsonMatt Millen could get Adams lower, but no one will trade up with him.
3. ClevelandBrady QuinnQB6-3226Notre DameThis buys GM Phil Savage and coach Romeo Crennel time.
4. Tampa BayCalvin JohnsonWR6-4237Georgia TechJon Gruden really wants Johnson but really needs OT Joe Thomas.
5. ArizonaJoe ThomasOT6-6313WisconsinLast big OT it took this high was Leonard Davis, who was mediocre.
6. WashingtonAmobi OkoyeDT6-2287LouisvilleHe will be one day older than youngest player ever drafted, Jamie Nails.
7. MinnesotaLeon HallCB5-11193MichiganQuinn will be gone, so Vikings will try to fix secondary.
8. AtlantaLaRon LandryS6-2205LSUFalcons need a pass rusher, but Landry is impact safety who can blitz.
9. MiamiLevi BrownOT6-3328Penn StateHelps fix Dolphins' biggest offensive woe, their line.
10. HoustonAdrian PetersonRB6-2218OklahomaLuck or fate after Reggie Bush last year, Peterson falls to Texans.
11. San FranciscoAdam CarrikerDE6-6292NebraskaTeam needs defense and he fits Mike Nolan's schemes.
12. BuffaloPatrick WillisLB6-1240MississippiBills have done strange things in the off-season and need defense.
13. St. LouisAlan BranchDT6-6331MichiganMight be a run-stuffing catch here.
14. CarolinaReggie NelsonS6-0193FloridaHis combine workouts were off the charts.
15. PittsburghPaul PoslusznyLB6-1237Penn StateSome think undersized, Joey Porter-like Lawrence Timmons goes here.
16. Green BayMarshawn LynchRB5-11217CaliforniaAhman Green is gone and the rest of the RBS are, well, just OK.
17. JacksonvilleJamaal AndersonDE6-6279ArkansasA lot of people are overanalyzing Anderson, who fits on the outside.
18. CincinnatiDarrelle RevisCB5-11204PittsburghHasn't had any off-field problems and he can cover.
19. TennesseeChris HoustonCB5-11185ArkansasGood riddance to Pacman Jones? Sort of.
20. N.Y. GiantsAaron RossCB6-1192TexasSam Madison and R.W. McQuarters played too much corner last year.
21. DenverJarvis MossDE6-6251FloridaThe Broncos don't have a pass rush.
22. DallasBrandon MeriweatherS5-11192MiamiHas some off-field baggage but too good to pass up.
23. Kansas CityRobert MeachemWR6-3211TennesseeDespite all their success, Chiefs still don't have a No.1 receiver.
24. New EnglandMichael GriffinS6-0195TexasHe helps a need in the secondary, thanks to Deion Branch trade.
25. N.Y. JetsGreg OlsenTE6-4252MiamiJersey native to play at Meadowlands; same school as Jeremy Shockey.
26. EAGLESJon BeasonLB6-0236MiamiSigning Kevin Curtis helped receiving corps.
27. New OrleansMarcus McCauleyDB6-1205Fresno StateSaints might move down and still get him.
28. New EnglandAnthony SpencerDE-LB6-3261PurdueA guy like Willie McGinest and Adalius Thomas.
29. BaltimoreJoe StaleyOT6-6306Cent. Mich.Jonathan Ogden's status is unclear; GM not afraid of small-college guys.
30. San DiegoTedd Ginn Jr.WR6-0180Ohio StateHe doesn't run greatest routes, but he can be like Devin Hester.
31. ChicagoBen GrubbsG6-3318AuburnHe helps alleviate pressure up front, eventually replaces Ruben Brown.
32. IndianapolisLawrence TimmonsLB6-3230Florida StateColts always draft good linebackers, then let them go as free agents.

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