By Jeffri Chadiha
April 24, 2007
Mock Draft
Pick Team Pos. Player College Class Ht. Wt.
11 49ers">49ers_30.gif"> DE Adam Carriker Nebraska Sr. 6-6 295
San Francisco could take Branch, the Michigan defensive tackle, but Carriker is the more logical pick for the Niners. At 6'6", 296 pounds, he's big and versatile enough to play end in either a 4-3 or a 3-4, and his intensity is unquestioned.
12 LB Patrick Willis Mississippi Sr. 6-2 240
Willis will be a welcome pickup for a Buffalo team that lost cornerback Nate Clements, middle linebacker London Fletcher and outside linebacker Takeo Spikes this off-season. Willis is a tackling machine who excelled with little talent around him.
13 DT Alan Branch Michigan Jr. 6-6 330
There's no way that St. Louis will pass on Branch if he's available. Defensive end Leonard Little and tackle La'Roi Glover need help up front, and the 6'6", 331-pound Branch is the kind of space eater who can create loads of problems in the middle.
14 TE Greg Olsen Miami Sr. 6-5 250
Carolina hasn't had a difference-maker at tight end in coach John Fox's five seasons. Olsen can stretch the middle of the field with his speed (he ran a 4.55 40 at the combine) and open up things for wideouts Steve Smith and Keyshawn Johnson.
15 LB Lawrence Timmons Florida State Jr. 6-3 230
New Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin wants to transition from a 3-4 to a 4-3 and a Cover Two scheme. Timmons will be a valuable component. He's strong enough as a pass rusher to play outside in a 3-4, but he's more naturally suited to the 4-3.
16 RB Marshawn Lynch California Jr. 5-11 216
With Ahman Green gone, Green Bay sorely needs a running back, and Lynch rates behind only Peterson at the position. Brett Favre will want some semblance of a ground game in what is surely -- likely? maybe? -- his final season.
17 DE Jamaal Anderson Arkansas Jr. 6-6 280
Jacksonville's defensive line needs help off the edge, and Anderson is the best pass rusher remaining on the board. At 6'6" and 279 pounds, he'd be a nice addition to a unit that includes standout tackles John Henderson and Marcus Stroud.
18 CB Darrelle Revis Pittsburgh Jr. 6-0 205
A safety such as Michael Griffin or Reggie Nelson is appealing, but Cincinnati has bigger concerns at corner. The Bengals lost Tory James in free agency, and they'd do well to pair Revis with second-year man Johnathan Joseph.
19 WR Ted Ginn, Jr. Ohio State Jr. 6-0 180
Ginn isn't the most polished wideout, but his frightening speed will be an immediate asset to Tennessee. He'll give second-year quarterback Vince Young another weapon and fill Pacman Jones's role as a game-changing punt returner.
20 LB Paul Posluszny Penn State Sr. 6-2 238
The Giants got their running back in Reuben Droughns, so now it's time to turn their attention to defense. They could use a corner, and Ross is the last of the four who are considered almost certain to go in the first round.

Mock Draft Continued

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