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Joanne Korth's mock draft

Here's how Times NFL writer Joanne Korth sees the draft unfolding.

By JOANNE KORTH
Published April 28, 2007


1. Oakland Raiders

QB JaMarcus Russell, LSU

Al Davis cannot ignore the QB position.

2. Detroit Lions

WR Calvin Johnson, Ga. Tech

Unable to trade down, it's Johnson.

3. Cleveland Browns

QB Brady Quinn, Notre Dame

Meet the new face of the franchise.

4. Tampa Bay Bucs

OT Joe Thomas, Wisconsin

Won't need help from a tight end.

5. Arizona Cardinals

RB Adrian Peterson, Oklahoma

Joins Edgerrin James in the backfield.

6. Washington Redskins

DE Gaines Adams, Clemson

Finally, a defensive player cracks Top 10.

7. Minnesota Vikings

CB Leon Hall, Michigan

All the players they really wanted are gone.

8. Atlanta Falcons (from Houston)

DT Amobi Okoye, Louisville

Bobby Petrino coached Okoye at UL.

9. Miami Dolphins

OT Levi Brown, Penn State

Will protect Trent Green's blind side.

10. Houston Texans (from Atlanta)

S LaRon Landry, LSU

A bargain player with the 10th pick.

11. San Francisco 49ers

LB Patrick Willis, Mississippi

Much-needed help for the front seven.

12. Buffalo Bills

LB David Harris, Michigan

Really wanted Willis, but like Harris, too.

13. St. Louis Rams

DT Alan Branch, Michigan

Best available player at a need position.

14. Carolina Panthers

S Reggie Nelson, Florida

A bit of a reach, but a top need.

15. Pittsburgh Steelers

LB Lawrence Timmons, FSU

Mike Tomlin will teach him technique.

16. Green Bay Packers

RB Marshawn Lynch, Cal

Brett Favre, help is on the way.

17. Jacksonville Jaguars

DE Jamaal Anderson, Arkansas

A steal this late in the round.

18. Cincinnati Bengals

CB Darrelle Revis, Pittsburgh

You can bet he won't get in any trouble.

19. Tennessee Titans

WR Ted Ginn, Ohio State

Vince Young has a new target.

20. New York Giants

OT Joe Staley, Central Michigan

Replaces LT Luke Petitgout (with Bucs).

21. Denver Broncos

DE Adam Carriker, Nebraska

Broncos need to generate a pass rush.

22. Dallas Cowboys

WR Dwayne Bowe, LSU

T.O. and Terry Glenn aren't spring chickens.

23. Kansas City Chiefs

DT Justin Harrell, Tennessee

Good tackles are hard to find.

24. New England Patriots (from Seattle)

CB Aaron Ross, Texas

In case Asante Samuel holds out.

25. New York Jets

TE Greg Olsen, Miami

Can NYC handle two Miami TEs?

26. Philadelphia Eagles

S Brandon Meriweather, Miami

Great pick if he stays out of trouble.

27. New Orleans Saints

LB Paul Posluszny, Penn State

Saints aren't used to picking this late.

28. New England Patriots

LB, Jon Beason, Miami

Assuming they don't trade the pick.

29. Baltimore Ravens

CB Chris Houston, Arkansas

Staley is gone, so Ravens go defense.

30. San Diego Chargers

WR Robert Meachum, Tennessee

After all, they cut Keenan McCardell.

31. Chicago Bears

DE Anthony Spencer, Purdue

The Cover 2 hinges on the front four.

32. Indianapolis Colts

G Ben Grubbs, Auburn

Can't have too many beefy blockers.