Mock Draft

Tuesday April 24th, 2007

Mock Draft
1149ers">49ers_30.gif">DEAdam CarrikerNebraskaSr.6-6295
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.
12LBPatrick WillisMississippiSr.6-2240
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.
13DTAlan BranchMichiganJr.6-6330
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.
14TEGreg OlsenMiamiSr.6-5250
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.
15LBLawrence TimmonsFlorida StateJr.6-3230
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.
16RBMarshawn LynchCaliforniaJr.5-11216
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.
17DEJamaal AndersonArkansasJr.6-6280
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.
18CBDarrelle RevisPittsburghJr.6-0205
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.
19WRTed Ginn, Jr.Ohio StateJr.6-0180
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.
20LBPaul PoslusznyPenn StateSr.6-2238
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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