Friday April 17th, 2009

 
21RBKnowshon MorenoGeorgiaJr.5-11217
The Eagles have good options with their two first-rounders (21 and 28), but getting a running back to help lighten Brian Westbrook's load looks like the need to take care of first. Then Philly can use its second No. 1 to get one of best remaining offensive tackles.
22WR/RBPercy HarvinFloridaJr.5-11195
The Vikings need a play-maker in the receiving game who can draw some of the focus away from all-world running back Adrian Peterson. Harvin might enter the league with some off-field baggage, but he's an explosive talent who should make Minnesota's offense more dangerous.
23CBDarius ButlerUConnSr.5-11183
I have it on good authority that Belichick loves Butler and will make him the second cornerback to come off the board. All you need to know is the Pats head coach attended UConn's pro day, and that's not an every-day trip for Mr. Hoodie.
24TEBrandon PettigrewOklahoma StateSr.6-6263
The Falcons could use an outside linebacker, but with both Cushing and Matthews gone, they won't be disappointed in the least to pounce on Pettigrew. He's a superb blocker and scouts believe he's underrated as a pass-catching option.
25WRKenny BrittRutgersJr.6-4215
Although I think the Dolphins will be tempted to snatch up Rey Maualuga just before the Ravens do, their need at receiver is too glaring to overlook in the first round. I can see Jersey guy Bill Parcells making the call in a favor of a Rutgers kid, can't you?
26LBRey MaualugaUSCSr.6-2260
The Ravens are in the market for a speed receiver, and they have ex-Terp Darrius Heyward-Bey sitting right there in their own backyard. But the idea of pairing Maualuga and Ray Lewis (Rey-Ray) must be quite appealing.
27WRDarrius Heyward-BeyMarylandJr.6-3206
The Colts always do the draft their way, and Bill Polian usually gets it right. Indy needs a speed receiver, and Bey ran faster than any pass-catcher at the combine this year. Bey's hands are a bit suspect, but rest assured, Peyton Manning will find ways to consistently place the ball in them.
28OTEben BrittonArizonaJr.6-6309
The Eagles need an offensive tackle, and having gotten their running back at No. 21, they're in good shape to choose between Britton and Connecticut's William Beatty.
29WRHakeem NicksNorth CarolinaJr.6-2210
Obviously any potential Braylon Edwards trade could impact the draft for the Giants. But if they don't land the Browns No. 1 receiver, Nicks is the option that has made sense for at least two months now.
30CBVontae DavisIllinoisJr.6-0204
Other options for Tennessee would be Missouri defensive tackle Evander Hood, or a defensive end like Everette Brown or Larry English. But Davis is a top-half-of-the-round talent whose stock has slipped in recent weeks due to off-field issues.
31RBDonald BrownUConnJr.5-10210
Brown is an extremely versatile running back who would give the Cardinals the freedom to finally send Edgerrin James on his way.
32CMax UngerOregonSr.6-5309
We had him going to the Steelers a couple mocks ago, and nothing has happened to change our minds. His presence would address Pittsburgh's need for help in the interior offensive line.
 

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