What Some of You Have Been Waiting For, Mel Kipers 1st Mock Draft

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  1. Here's my first-round projection for the 2006 NFL draft. I put this list together by taking a look at the general area where each player should go, then placing the player on a team where he filled one of that particular team's top three needs.

    In this projection, there are 17 underclassmen in the first round, with Reggie Bush and Vince Young leading the way as the first and third picks of the draft. This is my first projection, but it won't be my last of this season. I will submit another first-round projection after the Senior Bowl, followed by one after the NFL Combine.

    2006 Draft Projection

    * denotes underclassman

    1. Houston -- *Reggie Bush, RB, USC
    2. New Orleans -- Matt Leinart, QB, USC
    3. Tennessee -- *Vince Young, QB, Texas
    4. New York Jets -- D'Brickashaw Ferguson, OT, Virginia
    5. Green Bay -- *Mario Williams, DE, NC State
    6. Oakland -- A.J. Hawk, LB, Ohio State
    7. San Francisco -- DeMeco Ryans, LB, Alabama
    8. Buffalo -- *Haloti Ngata, DT, Oregon
    9. Detroit -- Jay Cutler, QB, Vanderbilt
    10. Arizona -- DeAngelo Williams, RB, Memphis
    11. St. Louis -- *Vernon Davis, TE, Maryland
    12. Cleveland -- Chad Greenway, LB, Iowa
    13. Baltimore -- Tamba Hali, DE, Penn State
    14. Philadelphia -- *Santonio Holmes, WR, Ohio State
    15. Atlanta -- Michael Huff, DB, Texas
    16. Miami -- *Winston Justice, OT, USC
    17. Minnesota -- *LenDale White, RB, USC
    18. Dallas -- Jimmy Williams, DB, Virginia Tech
    19. San Diego -- *Ko Simpson, DB, South Carolina
    20. Kansas City -- *Ashton Youboty, CB, Ohio State
    21. New England -- Bobby Carpenter, LB, Ohio State
    22. Denver (from Wash.) -- Mathias Kiwanuka, DE, Boston College
    23. Tampa Bay -- Derek Hagan, WR, Arizona State
    24. Cincinnati -- Claude Wroten, DT, LSU
    25. New York Giants -- *Ernie Sims, LB, Florida State
    26. Chicago -- *Leonard Pope, TE, Georgia
    27. Carolina -- *Anthony Fasano, TE, Notre Dame
    28. Pittsburgh -- *Antonio Cromartie, CB, Florida State
    29. Jacksonville -- Thomas Howard, LB, UTEP
    30. Indianapolis -- *Laurence Maroney, RB, Minnesota
    31. Denver -- *Darnell Bing, DB, USC
    32. Seattle -- *Chad Jackson, WR, Florida

    Breakdown by positions in first round

    Quarterbacks -- 3
    Running backs -- 4
    Wide receivers -- 3
    Tight ends -- 3
    Offensive linemen -- 2
    Defensive linemen -- 5
    Linebackers -- 6
    Defensive backs -- 6

    Most by school in first-round projection

    USC (5) -- Bush, Leinart, Justice, White, Bing
    Ohio State (4) -- Hawk, Holmes, Youboty, Carpenter
    Texas (2) -- Young, Huff
    Florida State (2) -- Sims, Cromartie
  2. paraconspiracy

    paraconspiracy long time browser no more

    is this mel's 1st round mock or yours?
    or are you mel?
  3. Fry

    Fry Welcome to the land of tomorrow!

    it's kipers.



    Cutler to Detroit. Interesting. I never thought about that one, but it is very possible
  5. GoTitans3801

    GoTitans3801 Forward Progress!

    Doesn't that leave a lot of O-linemen available in the second?
  6. ammotroop

    ammotroop Airforce MAN

    That would be nice...
  7. Vigsted

    Vigsted Starter

    Yeah Marcus McNeil for one. There will also be some good DE's and RB's left.
  8. Titans2008

    Titans2008 Camp Fodder

    I'm not a big fan of any lineman over 340 or so lbs (especially tackles).
  9. rcarie

    rcarie Tac Head

    I wouldn't be surprised to see us trade down with a team like Green Bay or NYJ and take Cutler, while picking up a third round pick too.
    The Jets would take Young but Green Bay doesn't need a QB. Fisher and Reese may have a higher grade on Cutler. Just food for thought.
  10. KobeChaz

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