By Peter King
April 27, 2007
Mock Draft
Pick Team Pos. Player College Class Ht. Wt.
11 DT Alan Branch Michigan Jr. 6-6 330
All kinds of questions about his work ethic, but all Mike Nolan knows is this: I need a horse for the middle of my defensive line long-term, and this is the Best Horse Available.
12 LB Paul Posluszny Penn State Sr. 6-2 239
First stunner of the round. "My God!" Mel Kiper says. "Marv Levy's lost his mind! This is waaaaaay too high for Posluszny!" Somehow, Marv Levy's life goes on. Posluszny reminds Levy of Shane Conlan.
13 CB Leon Hall Michigan Sr. 5-11 195
Safe, safe, safe. Great kid, runs a 4.4, long-term leader type loved by coaches and Wolverine mates. Gets beat once or twice a game, but there is no great cornerback in this draft. Trade for Dante Hall allows Rams to wait until the second round for WR.
14 DE Adam Carriker Nebraska Sr. 6-6 295
I wonder if this is the guy Mike Shanahan likes so much that he's willing to overpay to move up from No. 21. Carolina, like so many teams, is quite amenable to trading down. If not, Carriker's a nice bookend to Julius Peppers.
15 CB Darrelle Revis Pittsburgh Jr. 6-0 205
Ever been to the Steelers' training facility on the south side of town? Interesting place. Walk through the entrance of a big building on the left, and you enter Steelers headquarters. The door on the right is Pitt's place. Revis' pro locker room will be 20 yards from his college one.
16 WR Ted Ginn, Jr. Ohio State Jr. 6-0 180
Makes lots of sense, though the drumbeat still sounds for Randy Moss making a leap to Lambeau. Ginn will be the field-stretcher that could make Brett Favre say, "I'll stay for two more years now."
17 DE Jamaal Anderson Arkansas Jr. 6-6 280
More disparity of opinion on Anderson than anyone in the round. But he has the pass-rush moves that Jack Del Rio craves and needs with the oft-injured defensive linemen in Jacksonville.
18 CB Aaron Ross Texas Jr. 6-1 192
The first question everyone's asking is: Is Ross an Eagle Scout? Seems like a good kid, and his background checks passed NFL muster. Not only that, but he's the kind of run-support guy Marvin Lewis likes out of his corners.
19 WR Robert Meachem Tennessee Jr. 6-3 210
Titans thrilled to see their number two wideout in a deep crop still on the board this late. Vince Young and Meachem will make beautiful music together for the next year five or six years.
20 LB Lawrence Timmons Florida State Jr. 6-3 230
With the playmaking top OLB on most teams' boards unexpectedly still here, G-men put off offensive-line need until the second round. Timmons had 23 tackles behind the line of scrimmage last year -- then wowed scouts with 25 reps of 225 pounds at the combine.

Mock Draft Continued

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