Mock Draft


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By Mike Tuck
April 14, 2002

Mock Draft- Round #1

1) Houston - QB David Carr, Fresno St.
Carr has a big-time arm, he's mature, and a winner. Good player to build a franchise around.

2) Carolina - DE Julius Peppers, North Carolina 
Incredible athlete who makes plays all over the field. Panthers would be willing to move down though.

3) Detroit - CB Quentin Jammer, Texas 
Probably looking to trade down, but can't go wrong with this impact player. 

4) Buffalo - OT Bryant McKinnie, Miami (FL)
Didn't give up a sack in his entire 4-year career and he still has a great upside.

5) San Diego - OT Mike Williams, Texas
Massive man who is probably best suited at RT, but could be tried at LT.

6) Dallas - CB Phillip Buchanon, Miami (FL)
Not the reach you would assume, Buchanon not that far behind Jammer.

7) Minnesota - DT Albert Haynesworth, Tennessee
Need an OT, but Jones would be too high, so go with best player available.

8) Kansas City - QB Joey Harrington, Oregon 
Chiefs need a QB of the future, and the word is they are ga-ga over Joey.

9) Jacksonville - WR Donte Stallworth, Tennessee
Jags will release McCardell, and Stallworth would be a worthy compliment to All-Pro Jimmy Smith.

10) Cincinnati - S Roy Williams, Oklahoma 
Bengals made need a corner more, but Williams could have even more of an impact right away.

11) Indianapolis - DT Ryan Sims, North Carolina 
Could help Coach Dungy immediately to sure up the run D in Indy.

12) Arizona - DT Wendall Bryant, Wisconsin
Cards need a lot of help on the D-line. Bryant would certainly be a force in the middle.

13) New Orleans - DE Charles Grant, Georgia
Grant is skyrocketing up most boards and potentially could even go higher.

14) Tennessee - DT John Henderson, Tennessee
Titans lose Fisk, but Henderson could potentially be an anchor for their defense for a long time.

15) NY Giants - TE Jeremy Shockey, Miami (FL)
Shockey has better hands than a lot of receievers and runs very precise routes for a tight end.

16) Cleveland - RB William Green, Boston College
Duckett is the hot name, but I think Green is still the better player. 

17) Atlanta - WR Ashley Lelie, Hawaii
Acrobatic and athletic receiver could be Vick's go-to guy his rookie year.

18) Washington - OG Kendall Simmons, Auburn
An intriguing pick to say the least. Let's just call this one a hunch.

19) Denver - LB Napoleon Harris, Northwestern
Can only improve Broncos depleted linebacking core.

20) Seattle - TE Daniel Graham, Colorado
Seahawks lost out in the Shannon Sharpe sweepstakes, but Graham will soon make them forget.

21) Oakland (from Tampa Bay) - CB Lito Sheppard, Florida
Sheppard put with Woodson would be one of the most athletic corner combo's in recent history.

22) NY Jets - S Ed Reed, Miami (FL) 
Jets have all kinds of issues at safety, Reed is a proven winner, seems like a Herman Edward's kind of guy.

23) Oakland - DE Dwight Freeney, Syracuse 
Freeney keeps climbing and could go higher, but would be a nice fit in Raiderland.

24) Baltimore - WR Antonio Bryant, Pittsburgh
Ravens have so many areas of need, but call it a hunch that Billick will go offense and try to win his way.

25) New Orleans (from Miami) - WR Josh Reed, LSU
This is why the Saints won't go WR with their first pick; plenty of talented receivers will be available at 26.

26) Philadelphia - RB T.J. Duckett, Michigan St.
He's too good to pass on for a team without a "true" go-to back. Eagles don't have much to fill anyway.

27) San Francisco - CB Mike Rumph, Miami (FL)
Call it another hunch, but 49er's are still another corner away from really competing for a title.

28) Green Bay - WR Jabar Gaffney, Florida
Favre may need nametags for all the new WR's he may be getting.

29) Chicago - DE Kalimba Edwards, South Carolina 
Fearsome rusher off the corner just what the Bears need. Edwards is a steal this late in my opinion.

30) Pittsburgh - S Lamont Thompson, Washington St.
Steelers would love to have Reed fall to them, but I don't see that happening. Thompson is very good.

31) St. Louis - OT Levi Jones, Arizona St. 
Should solve Rams problem at RT and give them two very nice bookends.

32) New England - OG Tonoi Fonoti, Nebraska
Fonoti goes to New England more because of his talent at this pick; he could even start for them.

Mock Draft- Round #2

33) Houston - RB Clinton Portis, Miami (FL)
Houston gets young legs to run behind an experienced o-line.

34) Carolina - WR Javon Walker, FSU
If Weinke gets healthy it could be one Nole to another. Panthers need weapons to compete.

35) Detroit - DE Bryan Thomas, UAB
Thomas could go in the first, but if he falls here Lions could make him theirs.

36) Buffalo - QB Patrick Ramsey, Tulane
Harrington may not be there man at 4, but Ramsey certainly would be hard to pass over at 36.

37) Dallas - WR Marquise Walker, Michigan
Cowboys need a big receiver. Walker's supposed lack of speed won't hurt Cowboys, who have plenty.

38) Minnesota - OT Mike Pearson, Florida
If they are unable to get an OT in the first they will here. Pearson is a fine player.

39) San Diego - OG Andre Gurode, Colorado
The o-line rebuilding project continues in San Diego. LT will be smiling after this draft…promise.

40) Jacksonville - DT Anthony Weaver, Notre Dame 
Jags have a ton of needs, Weaver a solid player who can play tackle or end.

41) Cincinnati - CB Derek Ross, Ohio St. 
Bengals retooling secondary, continue building solid defense.

42) Indianapolis - LB Levar Fisher, NC State
Fisher would form good tandem with Peterson. Colts could go with a safety or defensive end too.

43) Kansas City - DT Larry Triplett, Washington
Came into season with a lot of hype, but disappointed. Chiefs could give him the chance for redemption.

44) New Orleans - OT Terrance Metcalf, Mississippi
Saints signed Falau, but he is not the answer, Metcalf could play tackle or guard.

45) NY Giants - WR Reche Caldwell, Florida 
Hilliard wants out next year and they already lost J.J. to Tampa Bay.

46) Tennessee - CB Keyou Craver, Nebraska 
Did you see the Titans secondary last year? Titans hope Rolle will bounce back, Craver could be opposite.

47) San Diego (from Atlanta) - WR Andre Davis, Virginia Tech
Davis is a big play guy, Conway and Dwight are the only two experienced receivers left on roster.

48) Cleveland - OT Marc Colombo, Boston College
Browns could go many directions here, but injury riddled O-line needs help. 

49) Arizona - DE Ryan Denney, BYU
Cards continue to reshape defensive line. Wide receiver or another DT are options as well.

50) Houston - DE Alex Brown, Florida
Would be a nice pass rush specialist for Texans.

51) Denver - S Michael Lewis, Colorado
Lewis too good for Broncos to pass on, and they need safety help.

52) Washington - DT Eddie Freeman, UAB
Redskins need a defensive tackle and if they can't get a top one in the first they should snag one here.

53) Oakland (from Tampa Bay) - LB Saleem Rasheed, Alabama 
Rasheed makes plays and Raiders defense needs some work.

54) Seattle - OT Victor Rogers, Colorado 
Blessed with physical attributes, Rogers could compete for starting job.

55) Oakland - TE Jarramy Stevens, Washington 
Just because. He is a project, but doesn't Al Davis enjoy proving people wrong.

56) Baltimore - CB Mike Echols, Wisconsin 
Again, who knows? Baltimore needs so much, they could go best player available every pick.

57) NY Jets - LB James Allen, Oregon St. 
Farrior jetted to the Steel City, but Edwards will have this defense very good very soon.

58) Philadelphia - DT Dorsett Davis, Mississippi St.
Super strong, a nice fit on pass rushing happy defensive line.

59) Philadelphia (from Miami) - C LeCharles Bentley, Ohio St.
If centers were more needed he'd probably go quicker.

60) San Francisco - WR Kahlil Hill, Iowa 
Niners need a speedster out wide, he can return kicks too.

61) Green Bay - LB Robert Thomas, UCLA 
With Bernardo Harris released, depth at LB becomes a need.

62) Chicago - CB Joseph Jefferson, Western Kentucky 
They might go corner in the first if the right guy is there, but here's guessing he won't be.

63) Pittsburgh - LB Raonall Smith, Washington St. 
Steelers philosophy: You can never have too many linebackers.

64) St. Louis - WR Cliff Russell, Utah
Fastest WR in draft is a nice fit for Greatest Show on turf. 

65) New England - DE Dennis Johnson, Kentucky 
Resigned McGinest but Pats still need a better pass rush.

Mock Draft- Round #3

66) Houston - WR Ron Johnson, Minnesota
David Carr is going to need some wide receivers to throw to, right? 

67) Carolina - RB DeShaun Foster, UCLA 
Could challenge newly signed Lamar Smith for starting job.

68) Detroit - LB Andra Davis, Florida
Boyd released, Davis bounced back solidly from injury last year.

69) Buffalo - S Ramon Walker, Pittsburgh 
Both starting safety spots are up for grabs in Buffalo.

70) Minnesota - WR Tim Carter, Auburn
Great combine for Carter (ran a 4.3-40). Minnesota needs a WR to take some attention away from Moss.

71) San Diego - TE Terry Jones Jr., Alabama
Jones not a great receiver or blocker, but does both very well. 

72) Dallas - TE Matt Schoebel, TCU 
Schoebel would certainly be counted on to beat out the cast of characters the Cowboys have on their roster.

73) Cincinnati - OT Reggie Coleman, Tennessee
Coleman never developed like expected, but there is still time.

74) Indianapolis - CB Roosevelt Williams, Tuskegee 
A Rams-esque makeover for the Colts could have them back in contention in 2002.

75) Kansas City - CB Dante Wesley, Arkansas Pine Bluff
Big corner at 6'1" and 210, could even move to safety. Chiefs could use him at either position.

76) Jacksonville - OG Qasim Mitchell, N.C. A&T
O-line gave up 63 sacks last year, which leaves a lot of room for improvement.

77) NY Giants - OT Chester Pitts, San Diego St.
At 6'4'' and 310 has good, but not great size. Giants could use a bookend.

78) Tennessee - OG Fred Weary, Tennessee
Could be filling some awfully big shoes.

79) Atlanta - WR/PR Antoine Randle-El, Indiana
Maybe he shouldn't go this high, but Dan Reaves likes playmakers.

80) Cleveland - FB Najeh Davenport, Miami (FL)
Davis gets a Cane. Davenport is a versatile weapon out of the backfield.

81) Arizona - CB Kris Richard, USC 
Cards need a corner and Richard would just fine. Look for the Cards to pick up a RB, but maybe not early.

82) New Orleans - CB Kevin Thomas, UNLV
Four year starter had 7 interceptions his senior year.

83) Houston - WR Kelly Campbell, Georgia Tech
Carr to Campbell? Maybe, Texans will draft at least two receivers.

84) St. Louis (from KC/Wash) - CB Sheldon Brown, South Carolina
Brown can be groomed as A. Williams eventually replacement.

85) Seattle - RB Jonathon Wells, Ohio St.
Good fit for west coast offense. Can spell Alexander as backup.

86) Tampa Bay - DE Will Overstreet, Tennessee 
Bucs need a DE, but it's unlikely they'll sit and wait until now for their first pick of the draft.

87) Baltimore - LB Trev Faulk, LSU
Ravens are definitely that needs quantity over quality in this draft, I'd look for them to move down often.

88) NY Jets - DT Alan Harper, Fresno St.
Jets need some help in the interior of their front four, but won't be able to get it early without reaching.

89) Oakland - WR Nakoa McElrath
McElrath can give Raiders the homerun hitting ability they don't have.

90) Miami - DE Kenyon Coleman, UCLA 
Dolphins need an end, and Coleman has a very promising upside.

91) Philadelphia - QB Rohan Davey, LSU 
Eagles could use a backup quarterback…just in case.

92) Green Bay - QB Kurt Kittner, Illinois
Good situation for Kittner, chance to learn from one of the best.

93) Chicago - TE Chris Baker, Michigan St.
When Fred Baxter is your starting tight end there is room for improvement.

94) Pittsburgh - LB Dwayne Levels, Oklahoma St. 
Always grooming the next generation of Steeler linebackers.

95) St. Louis - QB Josh McCown, Sam Houston St.
Rams don't need much. McCown would be in a great situation. 

96) New England - LB Rocky Calmus, Oklahoma
It just feels right. Patriots won't have Cox and potentially Phifer back so it's a need too.