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.