Stumbled across "Quan" on Twitter today. Thought "Hey I remember him being decent on Walt's board." Tailed his picks today. Big mistake. If anyone comes across him, don't bother. Must've lost his mojo. Down a looooot today.
It's nice to have a draft order set and the Senior Bowl behind us (other all-star games, too, I suppose). The combine is the other big event of the offseason, so we really are halfway to the draft. Sort of.
Dallas Cowboys: Scott McKillop, ILB, Pittsburgh
The Cowboys signed Keith Brooking, but he's just a very short-term solution (assuming he's a solution at all). They need help at inside linebacker.
Kansas City Chiefs: Brandon Long, DE/OLB, Michigan State
If Kansas City's mayor scheduled a parade every time the Chiefs registered a sack, there would have been only 10 parades in 2008. Poor KC fans.
With the move to the 3-4, the Chiefs need to find some rush linebackers capable of generating consistent pressure.
St. Louis Rams: Rashad Jennings, RB, Liberty
Steven Jackson has missed eight games the past two years. In those eight contests, the Rams were 0-8, and their opponents outscored them 256-85! Something must be done about this.
Cleveland Browns: Javon Ringer, RB, Michigan State
If the Browns don't land Knowshon Moreno in the scenario I talked about at No. 29 overall, they'll target a running back with their next three picks. Jamal Lewis needs to be replaced.
Seattle Seahawks: Kory Sheets, RB, Purdue
I've never been a believer in Julius Jones. And after watching him get benched in favor of Maurice Morris, I doubt there are any Seahawk fans out there who like him.
Cincinnati Bengals: James Casey, TE, Rice
Well, at least Ben Utecht signed for just three years and $9 million; otherwise, I'd have to accuse him of stealing from the Bengals. Utecht caught 16 passes in 2008.
Jacksonville Jaguars: Dorell Scott, DT, Clemson
The Jaguars missed Marcus Stroud a lot more than they thought they would last year. They'll be searching for a talented defensive tackle relatively early in the 2009 NFL Draft.
Pick change; previously Sen'Derrick Marks, DT
Miami Dolphins: Jason Phillips, ILB, TCU
The Dolphins just re-signed Channing Crowder, but he can't seem to stay healthy. This is their insurance policy.
Green Bay Packers: Terrance Knighton, NT, Temple
As mentioned in the first round, Ryan Pickett has never played in the 3-4 before, and his contract expires after this upcoming season. If the Packers don't draft B.J. Raji, they'll be looking for a nose tackle in the next few rounds.
Buffalo Bills: Kraig Urbik, G, Wisconsin
With Derrick Dockery gone, the Bills will need to address the left guard position.
San Francisco 49ers: Captain Munnerlyn, CB, South Carolina
Walt Harris turns 35 in August, so the 49ers will be looking for corner help early in the 2009 NFL Draft, especially if they want to neutralize Kurt Warner and Seattle's revamped passing attack.
Houston Texans: Javarris Williams, RB, Tennessee State
The Texans really could use a power back to complement Steve Slaton.
San Diego Chargers: Michael Hamlin, SS, Clemson
Clinton Hart struggled in 2008 and was even benched late in the year. The Chargers will be looking for an upgrade.
Pick change; previously Chip Vaughn, SS
Denver Broncos: Asher Allen, CB, Georgia
Dre Bly was recently cut, which leaves the Broncos with Jack Williams behind Champ Bailey and Andre Goodman. Depth is really needed.
New York Jets: T.J. Lang, OT, Eastern Michigan
Overpaid and overweight Damien Woody surrendered 6.5 sacks in 2008. He was also whistled for five penalties. The oft-injured 31-year-old is a tough run-blocker, but he's an abomination in pass protection.
New Orleans Saints: Zack Follett, OLB, California
If the Saints keep Jonathan Vilma in the middle, they'll need a new linebacker on the exterior.
Dallas Cowboys: Jarett Dillard, WR, Rice
Competition for the great Miles Austin at flanker. It should be noted that Jarett Dillard doesn't stand a chance, given Jerry Jones' love affair with Austin.
New Orleans Saints: A.Q. Shipley, C, Penn State
The Saints missed Jonathan Goodwin last year when he went down with an injury. A.Q. Shipley will compete with Nick Leckey for the backup job, and once Goodwin's contract expires after the 2010 season, Shipley should be able to step in as the starter.
Chicago Bears: Derek Pegues, FS, Mississippi State
Injury-prone Mike Brown is gone, so Chicago needs help at his position. Josh Bullocks, who gave Saints fans nosebleeds and seizures with his horrific play over the past couple of seasons, is slated to start.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Roy Miller, DT, Texas
New defensive coordinator Jim Bates will be looking for some new defensive tackles who fit his system. Tampa Bay really needs to rebuild its stop unit, starting up front.
Buffalo Bills: Cecil Newton, C, Tennessee State
I like Geoff Hangartner, but he hasn't been a full-time starter since 2006. The Bills could bring in some competition for him in the middle or late rounds.
Houston Texans: Terrance Taylor, DT, Michigan
Adding a powerful nose tackle would really improve Houston's bottom-10 run defense.
Baltimore Ravens: Daniel Holtzclaw, ILB, Eastern Michigan
With Ray Lewis back, the Ravens will start Lewis and Tavares Gooden at inside linebacker. Baltimore will need some depth and an eventual replacement for the future Hall of Famer.
New England Patriots: Brandon Gibson, WR, Washington State
The Patriots signed Joey Galloway to play across from Randy Moss, allowing Wes Welker to work in the slot. I have my doubts about this move, and I'll be shocked if Bill Belichick doesn't draft a promising wideout in the middle rounds.
Atlanta Falcons: Donald Washington, CB, Ohio State
Domonique Foxworth has left for Baltimore, and while the Falcons have really good depth at corner, they need a starter across from Chris Houston.
Oakland Raiders: Jason Williams, OLB, Western Illinois
Ricky Brown struggled as a first-year starter for the Raiders at strongside linebacker. He'll be upgraded.
Undead Al will fall in love with Jason Williams. Of all the strongside linebackers available, Williams runs the fastest 40.
Indianapolis Colts: Tyronne Green, G, Auburn
The Colts had problems running the ball last season. They'll likely add an offensive lineman or two in the middle rounds of the 2009 NFL Draft.
Carolina Panthers: Mohamed Massaquoi, WR, Georgia
With Muhsin Muhammad, 36 in May, likely playing his final season in Carolina, the Panthers could consider a young possession receiver to team with Steve Smith for the 2010 NFL season.
New York Giants: Cornelius Ingram, TE, Florida
Cornelius Ingram is a huge injury risk, but the Giants can afford to gamble here, given that they have most of their needs addressed.
Tennessee Titans: Sebastian Vollmer, OT, Houston
Daniel Loper signed with the Lions, so the Titans will need to replenish their depth at offensive tackle.
Arizona Cardinals: Richard Quinn, TE, North Carolina
You know you need an upgrade at the tight end position when your starter is a character from Star Trek.
Pittsburgh Steelers: Corvey Irvin, DE/DT, Georgia
The Steelers need a successor for Aaron Smith, who turns 33 in April.
San Diego Chargers: Will Johnson, DE/DT, Michigan
Igor Olshansky was a huge disappointment in 2008, so Charger fans weren't too upset to see him go. However, San Diego hasn't really upgraded the defensive end position.
San Diego Chargers: Jasper Brinkley, ILB, South Carolina
The Chargers could use some more competition at inside linebacker and Worrell Williams is the best remaining fit for the 3-4 at the position.
Tennessee Titans: Ricky Jean-Francois, DT, LSU
Even with the addition of Jovan Haye, the Titans need some depth at defensive tackle in the wake of Albert Haynesworth's departure.
Indianapolis Colts: Clinton McDonald, DT, Memphis
I have to believe that the Colts will be looking at more than one defensive tackle in the 2009 NFL Draft. They're just so thin at the position.