SI's Mock Draft: Gene Menez

Round 1 (1 overall) LaDainian Tomlinson, RB Even I can't screw up this pick. Now that I've got Mr. 31 TDs, book me for the playoffs!

Round 2 (24) Brandon Jacobs, RB The goal line monster from the Tiki era will now be getting 25 carries per game.

Round 3 (25) Carson Palmer, QB Two seasons removed from his devastating knee injury, he's ready to go at full power.

Round 4 (48) T.J. Houshmandzadeh, WR The Carson-to-T.J. hookup? Just hand me my championship trophy.

Round 5 (49) Marion Barber, RB This year he'll be more than just the touchdown vulture in Dallas's time-share.

Round 6 (72) Chris Chambers, WR Should benefit from the arrival of a competent QB in Trent Green.

Round 7 (73) Todd Heap, TE This red-zone target extraordinaire says he's the healthiest he's ever been.

Round 8 (96) LenDale White, RB Both the Titans and I are rooting for White to take control of the starting job.

Round 9 (97) Wes Welker, WR Our Pats insider claims that Welker could catch 100 balls from Brady this year.

Round 10 (120) Eric Moulds, WR The veteran wideout has been Vince Young's favorite target in camp this year.

Round 11 (121) Ben Roethlisberger, QB He's healthy and should be throwing downfield more in the new Steelers offense.

Round 12 (144) Isaac Bruce, WR He may be 34, but he still had 1,098 yards last year and played in all 16 games.

Round 13 (145) Kenny Watson, RB The Cincy backup's prospects improve after the injury to Kenny Irons.

Round 14 (168) Owen Daniels, TE Death to Duerson; I also wanted Olsen. Daniels, though, has plenty of promise.

Round 15 (169) Bengals D Um, why did I take Cincy's shaky unit with Philly's defense still available? D'oh!

Round 16 (192) Josh Scobee, K This solid scorer is a steal coming seven rounds after Epstein's selection of Vinatieri.

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