2009 NFL Mock Draft, 1st 2 rounds; Iowa draftee predictions

April 24, 2009

Here’s a look at Saturday’s first two rounds of the NFL draft. Along with the annual infusion of new blood into the NFL, the most intriguing part will include trades.

I anticipate Washington will get antsy for USC QB Mark Sanchez and will give away the farm to Kansas City to get him. That will include a No. 1 this year and next year, and their own No. 2 next year. Washington will trade starting QB Jason Campbell to the New York Jets for the Jet’s second-round pick, which then will be dealt to the Chiefs.

I expect Cleveland to deal WR Braylon Edwards to the New York Giants for a first-round pick.

At the bottom are Iowa’s draft hopefuls and where I think they could land.

1. DETROIT Matthew Stafford, QB, Georgia

2. ST. LOUIS – Jason Smith, T, Baylor

3. WASHINGTON (from Kansas City in a draft-day trade) – Mark Sanchez, QB, USC

4. SEATTLE – Eugene Monroe, T, Virginia

5. CLEVELAND – Aaron Curry, LB, Wake Forest

6. CINCINNATI – B.J. Raji, DT, Boston College

7. OAKLAND – Jeremy Maclin, WR, Missouri

8. JACKSONVILLE – Michael Crabtree, WR, Texas Tech

9. GREEN BAY – Tyson Jackson, DE, LSU

10. SAN FRANCISCO – Aaron Maybin, DE/LB, Penn State

11. BUFFALO – Everette Brown, DE/LB, Florida State

12. DENVER – Brian Orakpo, DE, Texas

13. KANSAS CITY (from Washington in a draft-day trade) – Andre Smith, T, Alabama

14. NEW ORLEANS – Malcolm Jenkins, CB, Ohio State

15. HOUSTON – Brian Cushing, LB, USC

16. SAN DIEGO – Michael Oher, T, Ole Miss

17. N.Y. Jets – Robert Ayers, DE/LB, Tennessee

18. DENVER (from Chicago) – Peria Jerry, DT, Ole Miss

19. TAMPA BAY – Josh Freeman, QB, Kansas State

20. DETROIT (from Dallas) – James Laurinaitis, LB, Ohio State

21. PHILADELPHIA – Alex Mack, C, California

22. MINNESOTA – Eben Britton, T, Arizona

23. NEW ENGLAND – Connor Barwin, LB/DE, Cincinnati

24. ATLANTA – Vontae Davis, CB, Illinois

25. MIAMI – Rey Maualuga, LB, USC

26. BALTIMORE – Darrius Bulter, CB, UConn

27. INDIANAPOLIS – Ron Brace, DT, Boston College

28. BUFFALO (from Carolina through Philadelphia) – Max Unger, C/G, Oregon

29. CLEVELAND (from NY Giants in a draft-day trade) – Chris Wells, RB, Ohio State

30. TENNESSEE – Alphonso Smith, CB, Wake Forest

31. ARIZONA – Clay Matthews, LB, USC

32. PITTSBURGH – Jamon Meredith, G/T, South Carolina


33. DETROIT – Ziggy Hood, DT, Missouri

34. NEW ENGLAND (from Kansas City) – Donald Brown, RB, UConn

35. ST. LOUIS – Percy Harvin, WR, Florida

36. CLEVELAND – Brandon Pettigrew, TE, Oklahoma State

37. SEATTLE – Jarius Byrd, CB, Oregon

38. CINCINNATI – Paul Kruger, DE, Utah

39. JACKSONVILLE – Eric Wood, C, Louisville

40. OAKLAND – William Beatty, T, UConn

41. GREEN BAY – Craig Urbik, G, Wisconsin

42. BUFFALO – Duke Robinson, G, Oklahoma

43. SAN FRANCISCO – Antoine Caldwell, C, Alabama

44. MIAMI – Hakeen Nicks, WR, North Carolina

45. NY GIANTS – Scott McKillop, LB, Pittsburgh

46. HOUSTON Shonn Greene, RB, Iowa

47. NEW ENGLANDBradley Fletcher, CB, Iowa

48. DENVER – Jasper Brinkley, LB, South Carolina

49. CHICAGO – Brian Robiskie, WR, Ohio State

50. CLEVELAND – Larry English, DE/LB, Northern Illinois

51. DALLAS – William Moore, S, Missouri

52. KANSAS CITY (from NY Jets through Washington in a draft-day trade) – Knowshon Moreno, RB, Georgia

53. PHILADELPHIA – LeSean McCoy, RB, Pittsburgh

54. MINNESOTA – Darrius Heyward-Bey, WR, Maryland

55. ATLANTA – Marcus Freeman, LB, Ohio State

56. MIAMI – Patrick Chung, S, Oregon

57. BALTIMORE – Kenny Britt, WR, Rutgers

58. NEW ENGLAND – Gerald Cadogan, T, Penn State

59. CAROLINA – Mike Mickens, CB, Cincinnati

60. NY GIANTS – Phil Loadholt, T, Oklahoma

61. INDIANAPOLIS – Kenny McKinley, WR, South Carolina

62. TENNESSEE – Dorell Scott, DT, Clemson

63. ARIZONA – Louis Delmas, S, Western Michigan

64. PITTSBURGH – Fili Moala, DE, USC


2. Shonn Greene, RB, Houston (46)
Perfect tandem back with Houston’s Steve Slaton
2. Bradley Fletcher, CB, New England (47)
Ascending player with good size, speed; perfect for Belichick
3. Mitch King, DT, Washington (80)
Will make a great combination with hulking Albert Haynesworth
4. Seth Olsen, G, Indianapolis (127)
A solid, dependable player on team with Iowa ties
6. Rob Bruggeman, C, Chicago (190)
Eventual replacement for Olin Kreutz?
7. Matt Kroul, DT, Minnesota (221)
Could make a good back-up this year behind Kevin Williams and Pat Williams
7. Brandon Myers, TE, Cincinnati (252)
Only way Bengals can get Myers in their camp
F/A Andy Brodell, WR, Minnesota
Vikings like to snag Iowa players as free agents


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