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Stephen Holder's mock draft


To say mock drafts are inexact is to say Jake Long is a little large. In other words, 'Duh.' Anyway, here goes nothing. And speaking of Mr. Long, good thing he's already agreed to terms with the Dolphins. It ensures we'll get at least one of these picks right.

1. Dolphins: Jake Long, OT, Michigan, 6-7, 315

2. Rams: Chris Long, DE, Virginia, 6-4, 275

3. Falcons: Glenn Dorsey, DT, LSU, 6-2, 316

4. Raiders: Darren McFadden, RB, Arkansas, 6-2, 210

5. Chiefs: Vernon Gholston, DE, Ohio State, 6-4, 258

6. Jets: Matt Ryan, QB, Boston College, 6-5, 224

7. Patriots: Loedis McKelvin, CB, Troy, 5-11, 190

8. Ravens: Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, CB, Tenn. St., 6-2, 182

9. Bengals: Sedrick Ellis, DE, USC, 6-1, 305

10. Saints: Keith Rivers, LB, USC, 6-3, 235

11. Bills: Devin Thomas, WR, Mich. State, 6-2, 215

12. Broncos: Ryan Clady, OT, Boise State, 6-6, 316

13. Panthers: Branden Albert, OT, G-T, Virginia, 6-6, 309

14. Bears: Chris Williams, OT, Vanderbilt, 6-6, 315

15. Lions: Derrick Harvey, DE, Florida, 6-5, 252

16. Cardinals: Rashard Mendenhall, RB, Illinois, 5-11, 210

17. Chiefs: Jeff Otah, OT, Pittsburgh, 6-6, 340

18. Texans: Jonathan Stewart, RB, Oregon, 5-11, 235

19. Eagles: Malcolm Kelly, WR, Oklahoma, 6-4, 218

20. Bucs: Mike Jenkins, CB, USF, 6-0, 200

21. Redskins: Phillip Merling, DE, Clemson, 6-5, 272

22. Cowboys: Felix Jones, RB, Arkanas, 6-0, 200

23. Steelers: Gosder Cherilus, OT, Boston College, 6-7, 315

24. Titans: Limas Sweed, WR, Texas, 6-4, 212

25: Seahawks: Kentwan Balmer, DT, North Carolina, 6-5, 298

26. Jaguars: Calais Campbell, DE, Miami, 6-8, 282

27. Chargers: Antoine Cason, CB, Arizona, 6-0, 190

28. Cowboys: Aqib Talib, CB, Kansas, 6-1, 202

29. 49ers: DeSean Jackson, WR, Cal, 5-10, 178

30: Packers: Brandon Flowers, CB, Va. Tech, 5-10, 189

31: Giants: Kenny Phillips, S, Miami, 6-2, 208

PAT KIRWAN, (former Jets executive)

1. Dolphins: Jake Long

2. Rams: Chris Long

3. Falcons: Glenn Dorsey

4. Raiders: Vernon Gholston

5. Chiefs: Sedrick Ellis

6. Jets: Darren McFadden

7. Patriots: Branden Albert

8. Ravens: Matt Ryan

9. Bengals: Leodis McKelvin

10. Saints: Keith Rivers

11. Bills: Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie

12. Broncos: Ryan Clady

13. Panthers: Rashard Mendenhall

14. Bears: Jeff Otah

15. Lions: Derrick Harvey

16. Cardinals: Mike Jenkins

17. Chiefs: Phillip Merling

18. Texans: Chris Williams

19. Eagles: Limas Sweed

20. Bucs: Antoine Cason

21. Redskins: Calais Campbell

22. Cowboys: Devin Thomas

23. Steelers: Gosder Cherilus

24. Titans: Jerrod Mayo

25: Seahawks: Kentwan Balmer

26. Jaguars: Quentin Groves

27. Chargers: Jonathan Stewart

28. Cowboys: Felix Jones

29. 49ers: Dan Connor

30. Packers: Brian Brohm

31. Giants: Kenny Phillips


1. Dolphins: Jake Long

2. Rams: Chris Long

3. Falcons: Glenn Dorsey

4. Raiders: Darren McFadden

5. Chiefs: Branden Albert

6. Jets: Vernon Gholston

7. Patriots: Keith Rivers

8. Ravens: Matt Ryan

9. Bengals: Sedrick Ellis

10. Saints: Aqib Talib

11. Bills: Leodis McKelvin

12. Broncos: Jeff Otah

13. Panthers: Ryan Clady

14. Bears: Chris Williams

15. Lions: Rashard Mendenhall

16. Cardinals: Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie

17 Chiefs: Derrick Harvey

18. Texans: Jonathan Stewart

19: Eagles: Devin Thomas

20. Bucs: Mike Jenkins

21. Redskins: Phillip Merling

22. Cowboys: Felix Jones

23: Steelers: Malcolm Kelly

24. Titans: James Hardy

25. Seahawks: Dustin Keller

26. Jaguars: Kentwan Balmer

27. Chargers: Gosder Cherilus

28. Cowboys: DeSean Jackson

29. 49ers: Jerrod Mayo

30. Packers: Brandon Flowers

31. Giants Tyrell Johnson

Stephen Holder's mock draft 04/25/08 [Last modified: Friday, April 25, 2008 6:44pm]
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