The draft is just days away now and in just a mere three days from April 22nd to the 24th months and months of work will finally come to fruition for NFL teams as they select the next crop of fresh talent.
At this point it’s obvious to most what the first five picks will be this year, St. Louis will take Bradford after releasing Bulger, then Suh or McCoy in some order followed by Okung to Washington then Williams or Berry to the Chiefs.
NcNabb to Washington rules out any possibility the Redskins may have had at targeting a quarterback to replace the often under appreciated Jason Campbell and Brandon Marshall’s trade from Denver to Miami nearly forces McDaniels andthe Broncos to look at taking a receiver in the first round.
New Orleans has the luxury of sitting back and waiting to see who falls the them at 32 but have not ruled out the possibility of trading down, or up, to get a prospect they desire….Sean Weatherspoon anyone?
The signing of former Bear defensive end Alex Brown and meeting with Buccaneer free agent defensive end Jimmy Wilkerson is a good indication the Saints don’t feel like a defensive end prospect they like will be available at 32 and instead will look at taking an outside linebacker.
Amendment: At the time of this writing Jimmy Wilkerson had not signed with the Saints, as of 4/20 he has agreed to a one year contract with the team worth roughly 2M dollars.
However the Saints have never been a conventional team when it comes to drafting and not to say they would take a quarteback or receiver 32nd they could target a host of postions from defensive lineman to offensive lineman to even safety.
CBS Sports and Fansided teamed up today to do a live mock draft of the first and second rounds with the respective team writers, like me, making the picks for their teams.
It has now concluded and if you would like to see the outcome of the first 64 picks click the link CBS/Fansided Live NFL Mock Draft to view the mock in its entirety.
My picks for the Saints were DE Everson Griffenin the first round and DE Alex Carrington in the second round.
If you haven’t noticed I was joking when I said the Saints would take Tim Tebow, gotta get the readers in here somehow…on to the mock!
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