Arrowhead Addict's Pre-TB3 Mock

I’ve already gotten a lot of flak on this mock, so I wanted to make an introductory statement. (By the way, both flak or smack are totally cool. But, remember, if you fire at us over here at A.A., you better duck and yell “incoming.” :))

Yes, this is an exercise of some sorts, leading up to “The Blueprint 3.” But who’s to say that it couldn’t happen. I want to give Chiefs fans different looks and prepare them for every scenario, that way they aren’t shocked on draft day.

Listen people, there are seven elite players in this draft. Any of those players could go anywhere in the top five and it would not be a shocker to me at all. The Rams and Raiders aren’t likely to go Matt Ryan, but other than that anything can happen. Any team in the top five could draft Jake Long. Ditto with the DTs. There’s been a trend of teams who already have a franchise running back drafting another one in the top ten. Run DMC could go anywhere in the top seven. Same with the defensive ends, even though I think we would pass on either. A CB could move up, maybe Dominique Rogers-Cromartie or Leodis McKelvin. Hell, maybe some team reaches for Chris Williams or Ryan Clady. Could happen.

Look at last year: Ted Ginn? Purple Jesus? Brady Quinn? Did anyone predict any of those? No.

If you don’t have an open mind and ponder every possible scenario, the draft can and will shock you. Guaranteed. That being said, let’s get started, folks…

Team 1st Round

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1. Miami Dolphins – OT Jake Long, Michigan

The Tuna starts off his rebuilding project with a different menu item–beef. The player some consider to be the surest bet in the draft goes first, just edging out the other Long, Chris. Knowing the Dolphins extremely well–I used to cover the Fins–I can honestly say that their offensive line might be in worse shape than ours. Sorry, Chiefs fans, this could very likely end up being there pick.

St. Louis Rams Draft Logo 2. St. Louis Rams – DT Glenn Dorsey, LSU

With Glenn Dorsey putting most of the injury issues to bed, he retakes his old spot in the top three of the draft. St. Louis continues to revamp its defense by adding Dorsey to Carriker and Co. The fallout is simple; the defensive ends slide a little, and Sedrick Ellis is now the top DT.

Atlanta Falcons Draft Logo 3. Atlanta Falcons – QB Matt Ryan, Boston College

It hurts to type this, but Matty Ice likely goes of the board. Hey, at least quite a few other Chiefs fans get their wish. With Michael Turner and Roddy White in the fold, the Falcons import Ryan to the ATL to spearhead the “O.” Even if the Falcons decide to pass on Ryan, there is a strong possibility that some other team, say Baltimore, trades up and grabs Ryan here. Unfortunately–or maybe fortunately, depending on your POV when it comes to Ryan–this is the spot where he’ll almost certainly be picked.

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4. Oakland Raiders – DT Sedrick Ellis, USC

I’m going Ellis here for a number of reasons. First, there’s the USC ties to Lane Kiffin. Second, the Raiders need a defensive tackle more than and end after the retirement of Warren Sapp. Third, this sets up “The Blueprint 3.” What if all that’s left from”the Significant Seven” is Run DMC and the two D-ends? I also really, really don’t expect the Silver and Black to move back.

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5. Kansas City ChiefsRB Darren McFadden, Arkansas

With both Gholsten and Long on the board, neither the Jets nor Pats will want to move up here. It’s possible that the Cowboys will call, but let’s pretend that scenario doesn’t unfold. With our top four guys all gone, what in the hell do we do? We don’t reach. We don’t take Ryan Clady, an underclassmen with an IQ similar to Cuba Gooding Jr.’s in Radio who mostly played against suspect competition in college. I really like Chris Williams, but this is still too high. We can wait on a corner, which Herm will want to do anyway. So, hmmm…

Two issues here: A.) You can’t reach in the top five in a draft with seven elite players; B.) We absolutely, positively don’t need a defensive end with Jared, Tamba and Turk already in the fold. Once again, hmmm…

If Dallas or no other team calls it’s Run DMC. There’s your TB3 teaser. More explanation sometime this weekend…

NY Jets Draft Logo 6. New York Jets – DE Chris Long, Virginia
New England Patriots Draft Logo 7. New England Patriots (From 49ers) – DE Vernon Gholsten

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8. Baltimore Ravens – OT Ryan Clady, Boise St.

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9. Cincinnati Bengals – CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Tenn. St.
New Orleans Saints Draft Logo 10. New Orleans Saints – OLB Keith Rivers, USC
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11. Buffalo BillsWR Devin Thomas, Michigan State

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12. Denver Broncos – OT Chris Williams, Vanderbilt

Carolina Panthers Draft Logo 13. Carolina PanthersRB Rashard Mendenhall, Illinois

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14. Chicago Bears – RB Jonathan Stewart, Oregon

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15. Detroit Lions – CB Leodis McKelvin, Troy
Arizona Cardinals Draft Logo 16. Arizona CardinalsCB Mike Jenkins, South Florida

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17. Minnesota VikingsDE Derrick Harvey, Florida
Houston Texans Draft Logo 18. Houston Texans – RB Felix Jones, Arkansa
Eagles Logo 19. Philadelphia EaglesWR Limas Sweed, Oklahoma
Tampa Bay Bucanneers Draft Logo 20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – WR DeSean Jackson, Cal
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21. Washington Redskins – WR James Hardy, Indiana
Dallas Cowboys Draft Logo 22. Dallas Cowboys (From Browns) – CB Aqib Talib, Kansas
Pittsburgh Steelers Draft Logo 23. Pittsburgh Steelers – G Branden Albert, Virginia
Tennesse Titans Draft Logo 24. Tennessee Titans – WR Early Doucet, LSU

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25. Seattle Seahawks – OT Sam Baker, USC
Jacksonville Jaguars Draft Logo 26. Jacksonville Jaguars – DE Phillip Merling, Clemson
San Diego Chargers Draft Logo 27. San Diego ChargersCB Antoine Cason, Arizona
Dallas Cowboys Draft Logo 28. Dallas Cowboys – WR Malcolm Kelly, Oklahoma
San Francisco 49ers Draft Logo 29. San Francisco 49ers (From Colts) – DE/OLB Quentin Groves, Auburn
Green Bay Packers Draft Logo 30. Green Bay PackersS Kenny Phillips, Miami

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New York Giants Draft Logo

31. New York GiantsDT Pat Sims, Auburn
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