NFL Mock Draft 2009: The Real Deal 1.0 Feb. 18

Matt ReaganCorrespondent IFebruary 19, 2009

1. Detroit Lions: Jason Smith, OT, Baylor.

Getting Stafford with a shoddy O-line makes no sense. Look at what Jake Long meant to the Dolphins last year and Smith is the most athletic left tackle in the draft.

2. St Louis: Eugene Monroe, OT,Virginia.

They missed out on Long last year and they can't afford not to get a replacement for Orlando Pace. Monroe will anchor their left side for years.

3. Kansas City: Matthew Stafford, QB, Georgia.

Thigpen was OK, but more of a back-up talent wise. The Chiefs have to get a franchise quarterback, and Stafford is their man. He has a cannon for an arm and great field vision.

4. Seattle Seahawks: Michael Crabtree, WR, Texas Tech.

Seattle has the worst WR's in the league, even worse then the Bears. Crabtree is a special player who reminds me of Larry Fritzgearld who is the best wide receiver in the Game.

5. Cleveland Browns: Aaron Curry, LB, Wake Forrest.

Curry is the safest bet to become a consistent Pro Bowler and an absolute play making, tackling machine.

6. Cincinatti Bengals: Brian Orakpo, DE, Texas.

The Bengals were last in the league in sacks with 17. Orakpo is the pass rush monster the Bengals sorely need.

7. Oakland Raiders: Darius Heyward Bay, WR, Maryland.

Al Davis's insanity continues as he takes DHB way to high because he beats out Maclin for the fastest 40 time. Someone tell Al he could of had him at 30. The madness continues in Raiderland.

8. Jacksonville Jaguars: Jeremy Maclin, WR, Missouri.

The Jags jump all over the Raiders mistake and grab the player they wanted all along. Maclin is an absolute stud who has great hands and mind numbing speed. A true threat to score from anywhere.

9. Green Bay Packers: B.J. Raji, DT, Boston College.

The Pack are making the switch to the 3-4 and Raji would be the perfect fit in the middle as he dominates teams interiors for years to come.

10. San Fransisco 49ers: Mark Sanchez, QB, USC.

The 49ers need a quarterback and get to keep the California Kid at home. Sanchez will benefit from staying in a fair weather state, but might need a little time to adjust.

11. Buffalo Bills: Everette Brown, DE, Florida St.

The Bills need a better pass rush and Brown is one of the best. He will help out their secondary with his non-stop motor toward the quarterback.

12. Denver Broncos: Ray Maualuga, LB, USC

The Broncos were terrible against the run and get one of the best linebackers in the Draft.

13. Washington Redskins: Andre Smith, T, Alabama

Smith slid due to questions of his lack of ability to handle the speed rush and his weight concerns. The Redskins get a steal at this point because their O-line is in shambles.

14. New Orleans Saints: Malcom Jenkins, CB, Ohio State

The Saints need help at corner and Jenkins is the best cornerback in the draft and will start from day one.

15. Houston Texans: Vontae Davis, CB, Illinois

Texans need help at corner, especially if Dunta Robinson leaves and Davis will also start from day one.

16. San Deigo Chargers: Knowshon Moreno, RB, Georgia

With L.T. slowing down and Darren Sproles testing free agency, the Chargers get their heir apparent to Tomlinson.

17. New York Jets: Percy Harvin, WR, Flordia

The Jets need a receiver who can go deep and change games. They get their man in the dynamic gamebreaker Harvin.

18. Chicago Bears: Kenny Britt, WR, Rutgers

Britt will run in the low 4.4's and at 6'4", 215 pounds, is the type of big play receiver the Bears need to compliment Devin Hester. A Randy Moss clone.

19. Tampa Bay Bucceners: Tyson Jackson, DL, LSU.

Jackson played end at LSU, but could easily make the switch to defensive tackle in the NFL. The Bucs need D-line help and get the most versatile player available.

20. Detroit Lions: Peria Jerry, DT, OLE Miss.

Good teams are built in the trenches and after nabbing the best left tackle, they grab one of the top defensive tackles.

21. Philadelphia Eagles: Michael Oher, T, OLE Miss.

The Eagles are happy when the athletic Oher falls to them at 21. They have an aging O-line and desperately need fresh legs.

22. Minnesota Vikings: D.J. Moore, CB, Vanderbilt.

The Vikings could use some help at corner and Moore would be a good fit to replace Cedric Griffin.

23. New England Patroits: Chris Wells, RB, Ohio State.

The only missing piece to the best offense in the NFL is a franchise back. With Brady coming back from an injury, the Pats are going to run more and Wells is a workhorse, if he can stay healthy.

24. Atlanta Falcons: Brandon Pettigrew, TE, Oklahoma St.

Matt Ryan gets another weapon to play with and Pettigrew is the top tight end.

25. Miami Dolphins: Brian Cushing, LB, USC.

Parcells loves his linebackers and Cushing would fit nicely in the 3-4 with Joey Porter on the opposite side. They will form a dangerous pass rush duo.

26. Baltimore Ravens: Aaron Maybin, DE, Penn St.

With the Ravens possibly losing two or three linebacker's, the young Maybin would make the switch from end and be a pass rush force for years to come.

27. Indianoplis Colts: Hakeem Nicks, WR, North Carolina.

With Marvin Harrison in his twilight, Peyton Manning needs a new target and Nicks would fit in nicely with Reggie Wayne.

28. Philadelphia Eagles: Lesean McCoy, RB, Pittsburgh.

Brian Westbrook is getting up there in age and mileage and McCoy would make a nice change of pace back while he waits to takeover the starting spot in a few years.

29. New York Giants: James Laurinaitis, LB, Ohio State.

The Giants would like a replacement for Plaxico, but adding Laurinaitis would bolster a thin linebacker group and keep their defense dominate.

30. Tennesee Titans: Clint Sintim, LB, Virginia.

With Keith Bullock getting up there in age, and no wide receivers worth taking, they settle for the play making abilities of Sintim.

31. Arizona Cardinals: Clay Matthews, LB, USC.

The Cardinals wanted one of the top running backs, but none fell so they take an insurance policy in case Dansby decides to leave. Matthews may also play some defensive end making him even more attractive.

32. Pittsburgh Steelers: Eben Britton, T, Arizona.

With both of their tackles set to hit free agency, the Steelers grab the underrated Britton to help rebuild their line.


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