Wednesday, December 3, 2008

2009 NFL Mock Draft, Version 1.0

by Jason Jones

“Great things are best enjoyed in moderation.”

Do we really believe that nonsense? I know I don’t, and for that reason, I present to you the first installment of entirely too many installments of the FDH 2009 NFL DRAFT…That’s right. It is very much not a typo. December 3, 2008…mark it down on your calendar. FantasyDraftHelp is bringing you NFL Draft coverage long before anyone else. What can I say, I am a Draft Degenerate.

I have gone through the trouble of trying to matriculate the NFL season to its closing results. By looking at the upcoming schedule for the majority of NFL teams, we can more realistically look at how the final draft order might take shape. For example, most draft sites have the Cleveland Browns picking in the middle to high middle of the round. As I personally do not believe that they will win another game (unless they say what the hell and put Josh Cribbs under center), I see a record of 4-12 that puts Cleveland comfortably in the top ten, number seven to be exact. I have also put together a preliminary top 5 players at each meaningful position. As this is the first draft of my Mock Drafts, and we are only dealing with the first round at this point, I found no reason to list centers and tight ends at this point. Not to bore most of you, but we have also compiled a top 32 “composite players”. This involves a mathematical approach to help give a realistic idea of who should be above whom, where the tier breaks would be, and what selections would be perceived as reaches or value picks. Now that you have some idea of the leg work put into this (understanding that we don’t just put guys where we like because we like them there), time to unveil the first version of my (Jason Jones) 2009 FantasyDraftHelp.com NFL Mock Draft…

Team___Name__________Pos___School______Ht/Wt_40 Tm

1__DET_Matt Stafford_____QB__Georgia___6`3/237_4.74
2__CIN_Michael Oher______OT__OleMiss___6`5/320_5.19
3__SEA_M. Crabtree_______WR__TexTech___6`3/210_4.42
4__KC__Sam Bradford______QB__Oklahoma__6`4/214_4.71
5__OAK_Andre Smith_______OT__Alabama___6`5/340_5.25
6__STL_Eugene Monroe_____OT__Virg______6`6/315_5.15
7__CLE_Malcolm Jenkins___CB__Ohio St___6`1/205_4.39
8__SF__Brian Orakpo______DE__Texas_____6`4/260_4.66
9__JAX_Rey Maualuga______ILB_USC_______6`3/250_4.68
10_SD__Terrence Cody_____NT__Alabama___6`5/365_4.45
11_HOU_Chris Wells_______RB__Ohio St___6`1/232_4.48
12_GB__Michael Johnson___DE__GT________6`7/257_4.63
13_NO__Brian Cushing_____OLB_USC_______6`4/245_4.55
14_BUF_Colt McCoy________QB__Texas_____6`3/205_4.69
15_CHI_Dar. Heyward-Bey__WR__Maryland__6`2/205_4.33
16_PHI_Knowshon Moreno___RB__Georgia___6`0/208_4.44
17_DEN_James Laurinautis_ILB_Ohio St___6`3/245_4.45
18_NE__Taylor Mays_______SS__USC_______6`4/225_4.45
19_MIA_Vontae Davis______CB__Ill_______6`0/200_4.41
20_ARI_Sen'Derrick Marks_DT__Auburn____6`1/295_4.89
21_WAS_Tyson Jackson_____DE__LSU_______6`5/292_4.85
22_MIN_Tim Tebow_________QB__Florida___6`3/235_4.52
23_DET_Ciron Black_______OT__LSU_______6`5/315_5.27
24_NYJ_George Selvie_____DE__S.Florida_6`4/250_4.68
25_ATL_Jeremy Maclin_____WR__Mizzou____6`1/200_4.32
26_TB__Fili Moala________DT__USC_______6`4/300_5.05
27_BAL_Brandon Spikes____ILB_Florida___6`3/244_4.65
28_IND_DeMarcus Granger__DT__Oklahoma__6`3/305_4.98
29_PHI_William Moore_____SS__Mizzou____6`1/220_4.45
30_NYG_Gerald McRath_____OLB_S.Miss____6`3/220_4.56
31_TEN_Aaron Curry_______OLB_Wake______6`3/241_4.58
32_PIT_Duke Robinson_____OG__Oklahoma__6`5/330_5.28

So take it for what it's worth. Fodder for the water cooler. If you like the player we have given you favorite team great, if you hate the pick we have given your team discuss it, see if it makes any sense. After all, sports would only be somewhat fun if all we did was watch the games, then go about our business. For more on this and related topics join us during the FantasyDraftHelp Wednesday night lineup at SportsTalkNetwork.com every Wednesday starting at 7pm EST.

1 comment:

gbp78 said...

Though most draft sites give Green Bay a pass rusher, most forget what a monster Cullen Jenkins is because he's on I.R. if they where smart if a tackle dropped to them or if Moreno is still sitting there they should jump on it!