my mock draft

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    1) Miami: Jake Long, OT, Michigan
    2) St. Louis: Chris Long, DE, Virginia
    3) Atlanta: Glenn Dorsey, DT, LSU
    4) Oakland: Darren McFadden, RB, Arkansas
    5) Kansas City: Sedrick Ellis, DT, USC
    6) NY Jets: Vernon Gholston, DE, Ohio State
    7) New England (from 49ers): Keith Rivers, OLB, USC
    8) Baltimore: Matt Ryan, QB, Boston College
    9) Cincinnati Leodis McKelvin, CB, Troy
    10) New Orleans: Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, CB, Tennessee State
    11) Buffalo: Devin Thomas, WR, Michigan State
    12) Denver: Ryan Clady, OT, Boise State
    13) Carolina: Branden Albert, OG, Virginia
    14) Chicago: Jeff Otah, OT, Pitt
    15) Detroit: Rashard Mendenhall, RB, Illinois
    16) Arizona: Chris Williams, OT, Vanderbilt
    17) Minnesota: Derrick Harvey, DE, Florida
    18) Houston: Mike Jenkins, CB, South Florida
    19) Philadelphia: Aqib Talib, CB, Kansas
    20) Tampa Bay: Kentwan Balmer, DT, North Carolina
    21) Washington: DeSean Jackson, WR, California
    22) Dallas (from Cleveland): Jonathan Stewart, RB, Oregon
    23) STEELERS: Gosder Cherilus, OT, Boston College
    24) Tennessee: Malcolm Kelly, WR, Oklahoma
    25) Seattle: Limas Sweed, WR, Texas
    26) Jacksonville: Kenny Phillips, S, Miami
    27) San Diego: Brandon Flowers, CB, Virginia Tech
    28) Dallas: Antoine Cason, CB, Arizona
    29) San Francisco (from Indianapolis): James Hardy, WR, Indiana
    30) Green Bay: Reggie Smith, DB, Oklahoma
    New England (Forfeited Pick):
    31) NY Giants: Jerod Mayo, LB, Tennessee
     
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    Not sure why you have Philly picking a CB. We got Samuel, Sheppard, and Brown. All 3 are pro-bowl quality.

    The only reason I could see that making sense is if they're going to pull the trigger on a deal I've heard about being in the works. Lito Sheppard to Detroit for Roy Williams.
     
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    Exactly. Trade fodder. Pick him because some other team that has what you want needs him.
     
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    I'd rather get a veteran who has a track record in the league then have to fork over millions to some kid who may or may not be good.
     
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    Thanks for pointing out that error. I must have keyed this hastily. It is actually
    18) Houston: Aqib Talib, CB, Kansas
    19) Philadelphia: Kentwan Balmer, DT, North Carolina
    20) Tampa Bay: Mike Jenkins, CB, South Florida

    What i really dont like is where i have Ryan. I originally had him with atlanta and then changed it. I now cannot see him falling past Atlanta, KC, and the Jets.
     
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    I think the Jets would take Ryan over Gholston simply because of their QWB situation. Definitely one of the three will take him though.
     
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    Wow. I'd so much rather us pick a LB over a DT if we're going for defense on our first pick. We're pretty weak there right now, but we held opponents under 100ypg rushing last year, which had a lot to do with a strong line. Our LB situation is what needs the attention right now, not the line.

    We could possibly add Balmer in with Lito Sheppard in a trade for Roy Williams though. I'd want more than just Lito for Williams if I was Detroit.
     
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    profootballtalk.com is reporting that the Falcons are taking Ryan and the Raiders McFadden. That means Dorsey would fall to 5th and surely be taken by KC.

    http://www.profootballtalk.com/category/rumor-mill/

    I like Ryan as a QB. I watched him in the BC-FSU game and he looked like a polished NFL QB to me.
     
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    BTW, the Vikings traded the 17th pick to KC for Jared Allen.
     
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    I'm happy we got Gholston. I would have preferred Chris Long, but I'll take Gholston's upside.

    I'm also glad we didn't go after Ryan. I don't see any reason to. Clemens is still unproven and Pennington isn't going anywhere. There's no point in taking a QB at #6 or higher. Let's see what happens with Clemens... assuming Mangini starts him.

    Edit: I'm also glad we didn't go after Leinart two years ago. QBs in the first round are too risky.
     

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