2009 NFL Mock Draft

Updated 9/23


1. St. Louis Rams- Micheal Oher, OT, Ole Miss
Orlando Pace is 34 and Alex Barron sucks. The Rams are ready for an upgrade at the tackle position. Oher is a beast, and this pick is a toal no-brainer.

2. Cinncinnati Bengals- Eugene Monroe, OT, Virginia 
The Bengals pass protection right now is just piss poor awful. It's fairly clear that Levi Jones is not up to the job. Monroe is flying up everybody's draft boards at the moment, and rightfully so. Keep in mind that this is the same UVA that has produced 1st round picks D'Brickashaw Furgeson and Brandon Albert
3. Detroit Lions- George Selvie, DE, USF
The Lions are in desperate need of a defensive lineman after trading away Shaun Rodgers. They also need an elite pass rusher to get to the quarterback. Selvie is a tad undersized, but has great speed and burst, which will help him to get around slower offensive tackles. a cornerback is also a possibility here come April. 

4. Miami Dolphins- Micheal Crabtree, WR, Texas Tech
Whoever ends up being QB for the Dolphins, they will need a target to throw to. Micheal Crabtree has a rare combination of size, speed, and athleticism. If he can refine his route running, he could be the best WR prospect to come along since Randy Moss, but without the off field baggage.
5. San Francisco 49er's- Mark Sanchez, QB, USC
A bit of a surprise pick here. But look, if a guy that throws only 37 passes in college (Matt Cassel) can get drafted, I don't see why a guy that torches one of the top defences in the country wouldn't get drafted. He has looked great playing so far, and should continue his great play all through the season.

6. Kansas City Cheifs- Tim Tebow, QB, Florida
The Cheifs, much like the 49er's, are desperate for a signal caller. Brodie Croyle has never done anything as a starting QB, and is definately not a long-term answer. While some people hate Tim Tebow for playing in Urban Meyer's spread offense (the same one that Alex Smith played in), He has prototypical size, a great arm, and excellent mobility. Tebow could be the face of the franchise for years to come.
7. Atlanta Falcons- Taylor Mays, FS/SS, USC
This guy is just an absolute beast. At 6-4, 220 he can run a 4.42 40. Add that to the fact that he can play either safety position. The Falcons are barren at safety, and while this pick is a bit of a reach, it also has great value.

8. Baltimore Ravens- Darius Heyward-Bey, WR, Maryland
A young, homegrown product to go with new signal caller Joe Flacco. All of the other Ravens wideouts are pretty old, so DHB should provide some much needed youth at the position. He also has the ability to run a high 4.2 forty at the combine. This should be an excellent pick for the Ravens, but don't be surprised if the Raiders try to nab him (joke).
9. Oakland Raiders- Andre Smith, OT, Alabama
The Raiders finally do the right thing and get someone to protect JaMarcus Russell's blindside. While the Riaders would love to get Oher, Smith is very good value at this pick. Micheal Crabtree is a strong possibility here if he is still availible, and runs a good 40 time. And don't be surprised if Charlie Weis is hired as the new head coach once Lane Kiffin is fired, Al Davis just loves to get players/coaches coming off of knee injuries. 
10. Washington Redskins- Malcolm Jenkins, CB, OSU
This pick is a real steal for the Redskins. There pass defense was just awful against the Giants. Mike Jenkins should be able to step in right away and play across from Carlos Rodgers.

11. Philadelphia Eagles (from Carolina Panthers)- Ciron Black, OT, LSU 
Black started as a true freshman at left tackle for a program that won the national championship. What else could you possibly want? Andy Reid loves lineman, and this is a great value pick because both Jon Runyan and Tra Thomas are over the age of 30.

12. Seattle Seahwaks- Duke Robinson, G, Oklahoma
This is a tad early for Robinson, but then again, he is the best guard prospect since Steve Hutchinson. Speaking of Hutchinson, the Seahawks running game has been awful ever since he left, and with this pick they finally find his replacement. This pick could also be running back.

13. Chicago Bears- Matthew Stafford, QB, Georgia
Matthew Stafford is a reach here, but the Bears are desperate for a quarterback. I am now officially a Matt Stafford hater. I can't understand why people like him so much. He struggles to complete over half of his passes. And please don't give me "he has no targets" crap. Matt Ryan played on a much less talented Boston College team and put up better numbers. It is a proven fact that a completion percentage over 60% leads to success in the NFL, and Stafford isn't anywhere close to 60%. In short, Stafford=Bust
14. Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Percy Harvin, WR, Florida
I find it interesting that the Bucs failed to adress the WR position in the last draft. They solve that problem with Harvin. Harvin is a burner with good size and should pair well with Dexter Jackson. 

15. Houston Texans- Chris Wells, RB, Ohio St. 
Wells falls this far because of the flood of talent into the NFL at the RB position. Wells is an absolute steal here. In the championship game verse LSU's defense he had 20 carries for 146 yards. His only weakness is his recieving ability, but current Texans backs Steve Slaton and Darius Walker can come in on 3rd down. This pick could also be Micheal Johnson

16. Minnesota Vikings- Brandon Pettigrew, TE, Oklahoma State
This pick is a reach, but it is really the only pick that makes sense. The Vikings are definately not draftin a QB here. After that there only major need is TE. Enter Pettigrew, the clear #1 TE in this class.He can do it all, and has great size to boot. He should provide a boost to an already strong running game and be able to haul in a few passes from whoever is playing QB.

17. Jacksonville Jaguars- Vontae Davis, CB, Illinois
The Jags could use a second elite corner, and they get that here in Davis. This guy is just so extremely physically talented. He is a real steal here, and don't be surprised if he goes higher than this in April.
18. New York Jets- Knowshon Moreno, RB, Georgia
Thmoas Jones is still effective at running back, but is definately over the hill. And Leon Washington doesn't have the size to be an every down back in the NFL. Enter Moreno, who is an absolute at Georgia. Moreno is the kind of back who just refuses to go down, and should bring a physical presense to the Jets backfield.

19. Cleveland Browns- Mike Mickens, CB, Cinncinnati
The Browns are just desperate for a CB at this juncture, and Mickens should be a great fit at this pick. Mickens put on about 15 pounds of muscle in the offseason, eliminating any doubts that he was too small for the NFL. A great pick here for the Browns.

20. San Diego Chargers- James Laurinaitis, MLB, OSU
Laurinaitis is the perfect fit here for the Chargers. James would fit perfectly in a 3-4 where he would take on Guards and stop the run, things he does quite effectively. A good value pick here for the Bolts.

21. Buffalo Bills- Greg Hardy, DE, Ole Miss 
The Bills  managed only 26 sacks last season. That number is not helped by the age of Aaron Schobel and the ineptness of Ryan Denney and Chris Kelsay. Enter Greg Hardy, who will be in able to shine in the SEC this year .
22. Tennessee Titans- Fili Moala, DT, USC
The Titans defense struggled mightily when Albert Haynesworth was out. Moala is poised for a breakout season in USC's talented defense. He should provide a good security policy for Haynesworth should he go down.

23. New Orleans Saints- Brian Cushing, OLB, USC
The Saints add an extremely talented player to their group of linebacker with Cushing. Not only is he very talented, but he also can start from day one at strong or weakside linebacker. Cushing could go much higher than this come April, so this pick could be a steal for the Saints.

24. Arizona Cardinals- Alex Mack, C, California 
The Cardinals ahve some needs, but none of them are glaring. That allows them to take the best player availible. That player is Alex Mack, one of the best center propects to come around in a long time. Mack could provide some much needed stability and leadership to the Card's line.

25. New England Patriots- D.J. Moore, CB, Vanderbilt
Bill Belichek usually knows what he's doing, but I really have to question the crap he is amasing at CB. Fernando Bryant? You've got to be kidding. Belichek hates drafting corners in the first round, but who else would he draft? Moore is a talented corner who should fit well into the system.

26. Philadelphia Eagles- Myron Rolle, FS/SS, Florida St.
Brian Dawkins is a fan favorite, but has little left in the tank at his age. Enter Myron Rolle. Rolle, the brother of Arizona FS Atrel Rolle is a talented safety who can play both positions. He will likely start out at SS, and then move over to FS when Dawkins retires

27. Green Bay Packers- Darius Butler, CB, UConn
The Packers add some much needed youth and depth behind the aging members of their secondary. Butler should be able to sit for a little while before playing and could easily start out as the nickle back. Butler is also a solid kick returner, making this a great pick for GM Ted Thompson.

28. Denver Broncos- Ray Malauga, MLB, USC
The Broncos are desperate for a MLB to play next to the talented D.J. Williams. Malauga is a real steal here. He is a great athlete with excellent instincts and a tough competitor. This may be the pick of the draft.

29. New York Giants- William Moore, SS/FS, Missouri 
The Giants did get Kenny Phillips in this years draft, but they need someone else to play next to him. Enter Moore, who can play either safety position and is an excellent athlete. He plays with the same mean streak and recklessness that made Bob Sanders famous. He and Phillips should combine to make one fo the top young safety combos in the league.

30. Indianapolis Colts- Vince Ohgobaase, DT, Duke
This is a great pick for the Colts here. DT is a rather large need now in the wake of the Ed Johnson release. Ohgobaase is flying up everyone's draft boards at the moment. He is a talented force against the run and just the player the Colts need.

 31. Pittsburgh Steelers- Alex Boone, OT, OSU
The Steelers could really use some O-Line depth, and Boone is a perfect fit. He is versatile enough to play either tackle position and could step in right away. That, and he went to Ohio State.

32. Dallas Cowboys- Jeremy Maclin, WR, Missouri
This is a great pick here for the Cowbows. Their WR corps is very thin and Maclin is an extremely talented athlete. He could contribute imediately in the return game and add a new dimension to the Cowboys offense.