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2008 Mock Draft: Round Six

Last update: Saturday, April 26, 2008. Finishing touches for all seven rounds.
Next update: If any news breaks, this will be updated. I'll have a RE-DRAFT (Rounds 3-7) posted for Day 2 by Sunday morning.

This NFL Draft order is based on the 2008 NFL Draft Order and 2008 Draft Prospect Rankings.
  1. Dallas Cowboys: Chauncey Washington, RB, USC
    Even if the Cowboys draft a running back early, they'll still need to acquire depth late in the draft.

    Pick change; previously Steve Slaton, RB

  2. St. Louis Rams: Erik Ainge, QB, Tennessee
    St. Louis' front office has to be on crack if it thinks Trent Green can be a reliable backup. Marc Bulger's destined to get injured behind his pedestrian offensive line, so a young quarterback could be worth looking at.

  3. Oakland Raiders: Tommy Blake, DE, TCU
    I guess Al Davis was too busy signing guys coming off ACLs and searching for goat blood to replenish his reserves to notice that he needs a left end across from Derrick Burgess. The Raiders had 27 sacks last year, eight of which came from Chris Clemons, who signed with the Eagles.

  4. Kansas City Chiefs: Johnny Dingle, DE, West Virginia
    Depth is needed at defensive end in the wake of the Jared Allen trade.



  5. New York Jets: Geoff Schwartz, OT, Oregon
    Just a hunch, but I don't think the Jets brought in Damien Woody to start for very long. Woody couldn't even be a full-time tackle on Detroit's offensive front - a unit that surrendered 54 sacks last year.

    Pick change; previously King Dunlap, OT

  6. Atlanta Falcons: Cody Wallace, C, Texas A&M
    The Falcons need to keep building their offensive line to protect whomever displaces Caviar Man.

  7. Baltimore Ravens: Robert Felton, G, Arkansas
    One of the many problems the Ravens have is depth on their interior offensive line.

  8. San Francisco 49ers: Jamey Richard, C, Buffalo
    Eric Heitmann, the 49ers' starting center, will be hitting the free-agent market after the 2008 season. They need depth regardless.

  9. Chicago Bears: Ben Moffitt, ILB, South Florida
    Reports indicate Brian Urlacher will be ready for the regular season, but it wouldn't hurt if the Bears took some insurance just in case.

  10. Detroit Lions: Bryan Kehl, OLB, BYU
    An upgrade at strongside linebacker was needed even when Boss Bailey was on the team.

  11. Cincinnati Bengals: Wallace Gilberry, DE, Alabama
    With Jonathan Fanene likely to move to defensive tackle, Cincinnati will need some depth on the exterior of their front four, assuming they stick to a traditional 4-3 base.





  12. New Orleans Saints: Martin Rucker, TE, Missouri
    The Jeremy Shockey trade isn't official yet, so there's a chance it could fall through. If it does, the Saints will need an upgrade at tight end.

    Pick change; previously Gary Barnidge, TE

  13. Buffalo Bills: Steve Johnson, WR, Kentucky
    The Bills took a possession receiver pretty late in this mock, so they should probably obtain another one just in case Malcolm Kelly doesn't pan out. Buffalo needs depth at the position regardless.

  14. St. Louis Rams: Jeremy Leman, ILB, Illinois
    If the Rams are serious about moving to the 3-4 on a more regular basis, they'll need serious depth at linebacker.

  15. Carolina Panthers: Jamie Silva, SS, Boston College
    I had the Panthers upgrade the free safety position earlier in the draft, but they still need some depth at strong safety behind Chris Harris.

  16. Minnesota Vikings: Frank Morton, DT, Tulane
    Pat Williams is an awesome force in the middle of Minnesota's defensive front. Unfortunately for them, he turns 36 in October. Time to find a successor.

  17. Denver Broncos: Taylor Mehlhaff, K, Wisconsin
    Jason Elam has packed his bags for Atlanta. His replacement? Matt Prater. Career field goals: 1-of-4. Ouch.



  18. Philadelphia Eagles: D.J. Hall, WR, Alabama
    Andy Reid hates receivers, so hopefully he gets caught up in a long line at Pat's Steaks and someone else in Philadelphia's front office makes this pick for him. Eagles fans can only hope.

  19. Arizona Cardinals: Dennis Dixon, QB, Oregon
    Once upon a time, I had Dennis Dixon in the third round of my mock draft. It's a shame what a killer knee injury did to him. Here's to a healthy recovery.

    At any rate, the Cardinals could be shopping for a quarterback on Sunday afternoon. Ken Whisenhunt doesn't seem like he's in love with Matt Leinart, who has undoubtedly been studying his playbook really hard this offseason. It's not like he has anything else better to do, right?

  20. Washington Redskins: Letroy Guion, DT, Florida State
    Defensive tackle isn't a real pressing need for the Redskins like I once thought it was, but depth is still a concern for me.

  21. Kansas City Chiefs: Allen Patrick, RB, Oklahoma
    If Larry Johnson goes down again, I'm sure the Chiefs don't want Kolby Smith handling things by himself again.

  22. Pittsburgh Steelers: Jason Shirley, NT, Fresno State
    The Steelers are so desperate for defensive line help that they brought in Booger McFarland.

    Pick change; previously Corey Lynch, FS

  23. Seattle Seahawks: Keilen Dykes, DT, West Virginia
    The Seahawks surrendered more than 200 rushing yards to Ryan Grant in the Doggone Playoff last year. Help is needed at defensive tackle because Marcus Tubbs just can't stay on the field.

  24. Cleveland Browns: Adrian Arrington, WR, Michigan
    Joe Jurevicius' availability for the 2008 season has just become a concern, as it was reported that he has a staph infection.



  25. Philadelphia Eagles: Anthony Alridge, RB, Houston
    Brian Westbrook is one of the best players in the NFL, but he's not all that durable. He also turns 29 in September, so it wouldn't surprise me to see the Eagles grab a somewhat similar-style back.

  26. San Diego Chargers: Mike Hart, RB, Michigan
    I made this pick in the Forum Mock Draft. With Michael Turner gone, the Chargers need someone reliable to spell LaDainian Tomlinson whenever he finds some random kid in the stadium and gives him his Darth Vader facemask to wear on the bench because he's too tired to play. I'm still convinced that wasn't him on the sidelines of the AFC Championship.

  27. Minnesota Vikings: Vince Hall, ILB, Virginia Tech
    The Vikings don't have much behind E.J. Henderson at middle linebacker.

  28. New York Giants: Nick Hayden, DT, Wisconsin
    The Giants' defensive line is a major force, but I still think it could use some depth inside.

  29. Miami Dolphins: Jacob Hester, FB, LSU
    Let's take a look at Miami's running backs for a second. Behind Door No. 1 is a guy who has seldom carried the load by himself and often gets hurt. Behind Door No. 2 is a running back who has averaged about four joints per carry throughout his career. And behind Door No. 3 is a change-of-pace, 190-pound back.

    Killing two birds with one stone - the Dolphins need another body in the backfield and an upgrade at fullback.

  30. Indianapolis Colts: Ryan O'Hara, QB, Central Oklahoma
    Jim Sorgi had a chance to prove himself, but to the chagrin to Cleveland Browns fans everywhere, he stunk up the joint against the Titans. Indianapolis needs a real quarterback if Peyton Manning ever gets hurt (which will probably never happen.)

    There's a buzz about Ryan O'Hara, who has great size (6-5, 235), mobility (4.69 40) and arm strength. Definitely a late-round steal for a lucky team out there.

  31. New England Patriots: Rudolph Hardie, DE/OLB, Howard
    It's about that time for Bill Belichick to start drafting linebackers that only one percent of the football population has ever heard of.

  32. New York Giants: Zack Bowman, CB, Nebraska
    Just a hunch, but I don't think Sam Madison and R.W. McQuarters, both of whom are 33 and 31, respectively, will be around much longer.

    I think this is an interesting pick. Zack Bowman was a top-rated corner until he suffered multiple knee injuries. He looked solid at the combine, but you just never know. On one hand, he could be crippled by 2009. On the other hand, he could be a great risk-reward like Antonio Cromartie. But given that the Giants don't really have that many needs outside of their secondary, they can afford to take a gamble here.

  33. New York Giants: Drew Miller, C/G, Florida
    A versatile offensive lineman who can play multiple positions in case of injury.

  34. Philadelphia Eagles: Gary Barnidge, TE, Louisville
    Some competition for Brent Celek once L.J. Smith moves on.

    Pick change; previously Chris Hopkins, TE

  35. Indianapolis Colts: Darnell Terrell, CB, Missouri
    Cornerback isn't a big need for the Colts, but Darnell Terrell, a solid fit for this defense, is a bargain down here.

  36. Indianapolis Colts: Kenneth Moore, WR, Wake Forest
    The Colts need to bring a young receiver into the mix. With Marvin Harrison turning 36 this summer, they'll need a starting wide out for the future; Anthony Gonzalez will continue to be their slot guy.

  37. Philadelphia Eagles: Kory Lichtensteiger, C, Bowling Green
    What's up with the Eagles, Giants and Colts monopolizing the bottom of the sixth round? How about another offensive lineman for Andy Reid? Jamaal Jackson isn't anything special at center. Maybe Kory Lichtenroethlisberger can beat him out.

  38. Miami Dolphins: Durant Brooks, P, Georgia Tech
    Just a hunch, but Brandon Fields isn't the next great punter everyone's going to be talking about. Only 10 punts inside the opposing 20? Yeeesh.

  39. Indianapolis Colts: David Roach, FS, TCU
    Another Colts pick, huh? Nothing wrong with taking one of the best players available.

    Pick change; previously Simeon Castille, FS/CB

  40. Baltimore Ravens: Jack Ikegwuonu, CB, Wisconsin
    A major risk, but one the Ravens can afford to take. Jack Ikegwuonu, recently a late first-round prospect, blew out his knee and was charged with stealing an XBOX. Not an XBOX 360; a regular XBOX. Let this be a lesson that you should never do things half way.

  41. Cincinnati Bengals: Stanford Keglar, OLB, Purdue
    Not a bad idea to take one of the best players available at a position of need. As an added bonus, this prospect doesn't drive boats drunk, and he doesn't have 12-year-old groupies following him around everywhere.

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