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Thursday, March 27, 2008

March Mock Draft #21 - 32

Here is my predictions and analysis for the bottom third of the 2008 Draft.Based on needs addressed in free agency and those still remaining, and of course, the most glaring areas of concern for each team. Next time will be picks 11 - 20.

21. Washington Redskins ­– Limas Sweed, WR, Texas
Defensive end is the major weakness on this team, but with both Harvey and Merling off the board, new head doach Jim Zorn goes with the massive 6-4 Sweed who will be the tall receiver the Skins want in its new West Coast Offense. DEs Lawrence Jackson and Quentin Groves are possibilities, but Zorn is an offensive guy and the Redskins have been trying to find that tall receiver to complement its speedster. Sweed's stock drops this far due to a wrist injury his senior season.

22. Dallas Cowboys (from CLE) – Mike Jenkins, CB, South Florida
The Cowboys are said to be interested in troubled cornerback Pacman Jones, but nothing yet has happened. The Cowboys three main needs are CB, WR, and RB. With Jenkins falling to Dallas at #22, his value is way too good to pass up. Jenkins would be opposite Terence Newman, and would immediately bolster Dallas' defensive backfield as one of the best in the league. Felix Jones is tempting, but with the Seahawks recent signing of Julius Jones, the Cowboys believe he will fall right into their laps at #28.

23. Pittsburgh Steelers – Branden Albert, G, Virginia
With Alan Faneca now in New York, the Steelers have a major void to fill and Albert is by far the best guard in the draft. At 6-6, 310 lbs, Albert may be able to transition to tackle a few years down the road. Tackle is another option, but with the top 4 off the board, Albert is far better value and should immediately come in and start.

24. Tennessee Titans – Devin Thomas, WR, Michigan
Vince Young has had a great start to a very promising career. Amazing he has done this with very little help and talent from his wide receivers. It s not like Justin Gage and Roydell Williams scared many defenses last season. The Titans did get a "major" pickup in former Titan Justin McCareins, but he was released by the Jets, who actually needed a #3 receiver. Devin Thomas' stock has soared recently and for good reason, he has the size and playmaking ability to be a #1 and to be Vince Young's new best friend. The Titans could look at Lawrence Jackson or Kentwan Balmer with recent free agent losses of DEs Antwan Odom, Travis LaBoy, and DT Randy Stark.

25. Seattle Seahawks – Kentwan Balmer, DT, North Carolina
With the recent signings and of TJ Duckett and Julius Jones, the Seahawks no longer have a need at RB. The Seahawks now could add that receiving threat tight end in Fred Davis or Martellus Bennett, but they are more second round value. The interior of the defensive line struggled in the playoffs, and Marcus Tubbs is coming off an injury and return is questionable. Brandon Mebane did a decent job as his replacement, but an upgrade can be made.

26. Jacksonville Jaguars – Lawrence Jackson, DE, USC
The Jags have some issues at its defensive end position and usually like their DEs big, which is the reason they bypass Quentin Groves. Calais Campbell had a disappointing combine and stock is on the decline. Jackson may not be the sexy pick, but fills a major need for the Jags and fits well in their defensive scheme.

27. San Diego Chargers – Gosder Cherilus, OT, Boston College
The past few months I have had the Chargers picking up safety Kenny Phillips who would make a nice combo with Eric Weddle, but after looking at the Chargers' depth chart the one position that stands out is right tackle. The Chargers released starting RT Shane Olivea, and with that only has Jeromey Clary at that position. Cherilus actually may be the best pure right tackle in this draft and would come in immediatley as the starter. Cherilus would be a nice tackle mate with star in the making Marcus McNeil.

28. Dallas Cowboys – Felix Jones, RB, Arkansas
Jerry Jones is going to make sure he doesn't miss out on one of the stud RBs and take his fellow Razorback in Felix Jones. Of course the Cowboys may try to use both first round draft picks to move up and draft the other Razorback in Darren McFadden. With Julius Jones now in Seattle, the Cowboys are looking for a complement to Marion Barber. The Cowboys are infamous for trading down with this pick to teams trying to get into the first round to grab a QB, so that could very well happen.

29. San Francisco 49ers (from IND) – Quentin Groves, DE/OLB, Auburn
The 49ers are investing in their 3-4 defense after another major signing (Justin Smith). Groves, as expected, had a great combine and looks to be a perfect fit for the Niners' defense. With 4.5 speed, Groves should be the pass rusher on the outside the Niners' defense needs. A wide receiver such as James Hardy is a possibility, but Groves' is such a perfect fit in their system. Plus the 49ers just signed WR Bryant Johnson and can get a solid receiver at #39, but Groves would probably be gone.

30. Green Bay Packers – Antoine Cason, CB/S, Arizona
The Packers need depth behind Al Harris and Charles Woodson, both getting up there in years. Cason is a very interesting prospect because he has the playmaking/cover skills to be a first round pick, but lacks the ideal speed for an NFL CB. Last season, Arizona considered moving Cason to the safety position, but didn't. I believe if Cason is drafted at 30, he seems to be ideal to the Packers as a safety rather than a cornerback. After having a sub 4.5 40, Cason looks to be a first rounder. CB/S Reggie Smith is a possibility too.

31. New England Patriots - Forfeited pick

32. New York Giants – Kenny Phillips, S, Miami
Well LBs Kawika Mitchell, Reggie Torber and FS Gibril Wilson are gone and the fact that Dan Connor and Kenny Phillips are still on the board makes this an enticing pick for the Champs whichever route they go. With Phillips as the elite FS in this draft, and still available at #31, I say the Giants go with him. Phillips, I believe is better value and fills a major void. However, if Phillips is gone, Dan Connor would be a solid pick.

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