Mock Draft No. 2 (cont.)

Friday February 16th, 2007

Mock NFL Draft No. 1
11DTAmobi OkoyeLouisvilleSr.6-1315
49ers head coach Mike Nolan -- the former Ravens defensive coordinator -- knows the importance of an impact defensive tackle. Okoye's blend of speed, athleticism and youth (he's only 19) make him one of the intriguing prospects in this year's draft.
12CBLeon HallMichiganSr.5-11195
We'll go straight need pick here, giving the Bills the draft's top-rated cornerback in anticipation of them losing Nate Clements in free agency. Hall is a proven performer who played in a big-time collegiate program.
13DEAdam CarrikerNebraskaSr.6-6295
Job No. 1 for the Rams is to upgrade their defensive line, and they've got several nice options in this slot. If Okoye lingers, he could be the pick. So too could Georgia DE Charles Johnson. But Carriker's stock is expected to rise after a strong Combine workout.
14SReggie NelsonFloridaJr.6-1195
Nelson can handle both skill sets that are required of top-flight safeties in the NFL. He can hit, and he can cover. The Panthers choice will come down to Nelson or LSU safety LaRon Landry, but we'll give Nelson the nod based on the Gators being better than the Tigers.
15DEJarvis MossFloridaJr.6-6250
Still no word on whether new Steelers coach Mike Tomlin will switch to the 4-3 defense that he knows best. But if Pittsburgh stays with the 3-4, some believe Moss would eventually make an excellent rush linebacker in that system.
16RBMarshawn LynchCaliforniaJr.5-11216
Lynch would give the Packers offense the big-play dimension it has lacked in the running game since Ahman Green's last great season, in 2003. Lynch can carry the mail on those days when Brett Favre isn't the best bet for a winning game plan.
17DE Charles JohnsonGeorgiaJr.6-2272
The Jaguars need to generate some pass rush and are hoping Moss -- what is it about that last name populating the NFL ranks in the past 10 years? -- falls to them. But Johnson or LSU's Landry would be solid second choices.
18SLaRon LandryLSUSr.6-2202
As always, the Bengals seek defensive help, and in particular more play-making in the secondary. Landry is a good value in this slot, and he would allow Cincy to be more versatile in its pass coverage schemes.
19WRDwayne BoweLSUSr.6-3220
Make it two in a row for the Tigers of LSU. Bowe had a strong week at the Senior Bowl, and even if the Titans don't lose receiver Drew Bennett in free agency, finding another pass-catcher for Vince Young to connect with is a top priority.
20OTLevi BrownPenn StateSr.6-5328
Brown may not last this long, but that's how our board broke. With the Giants releasing starting tackle Luke Petitgout and backup Bob Whitfield retiring, Brown would walk right into a starting role on New York's offensive line.

Mock Draft Continued

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