Now that the 2009 College Scouting Combine is over and the key players in this year’s free agency class have been signed, it is time to see what changes have been made to Drew-Bob's mock draft. The NFL draft order is based on each team’s win-loss record. The team with the worst record gets the first pick in each round of the seven-round draft, and the team that wins the super bowl gets the last pick of each round of the draft (pending trades). This year the Detroit Lions finished with the worst record in NFL history at 0-16. The 2009 NFL draft will be on April 25 through the 26 in New York City. The Lions are now on the clock…
1. Detroit Lions – Mathew Stafford (QB-Georgia) – The Lions need everything. They may as well begin its new chapter by drafting a franchise quarterback.
2. ST. Louis Rams – Jason Smith (OT-Baylor) – Smith has emerged as the best offensive tackle in this year’s class. The Rams need to somehow replace the departed soon-to-be Hall of Fame offensive tackle, Orlando Pace. Eugene Monroe (OT-Virginia)
3. Kansas City Chiefs – B.J. Raji (DT-Boston College) – Raji would be a great piece of the puzzle to break apart double teams off of Tamba Hali and Glenn Dorsey.
4. Seattle Seahawks – Eugene Monroe (OT-Virginia) – Now that the Seahawks have beefed-up its receiving corps with the signing of T.J. Houshmandzadeh, Seattle can go in another direction with this pick.
5. Cleveland Browns – Aaron Curry (LB-Wake Forest) – Curry is the most talented athlete in the draft. Cleveland fans hope he falls into their lap.
6. Cincinnati Bengals – Vontae Davis (CB-Illinois) – Davis is the best cornerback in the draft. The Bengals need someone to sure up a dismal defense.
7. Oakland Raiders – Michael Crabtree (WR-Texas Tech) – Owner Al Davis would love to have somebody like Crabtree at his team’s disposal.
8. Jacksonville Jaguars – Jeremy Macklin (WR-Missouri) – With the loss of wide receivers Matt Jones and Jerry Porter the Jaguars need another offensive threat to compliment running back Maurice Jones-Drew.
9. Green Bay Packers – Tyson Jackson (DE-LSU) – Jackson would be a great replacement for the released Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila.
10. San Francisco 49ers – Aaron Maybin (DE-Penn State) - The addition of Maybin paired with linebacker Patrick Willis would give San Francisco one of the scariest defenses in the league.
11. Buffalo Bills – Everette Brown (DE-Florida State) – Brown is the perfect tweener for Buffalo’s defensive system.
12. Denver Broncos – Rey Maualuga (LB-USC) – It does not really matter whom it is, Denver just needs to get younger and more athletic on defense.
13. Washington Redskins – Michael Oher (OT-Ole Miss) - The Redskins offensive tackles have proved to be injury-prone. Oher would be the leader of an already good offensive line for years to come.
14. New Orleans Saints – Chris Wells (RB-Ohio State) – Reggie Bush is not an every-down running back. The Saints need someone like Wells to lighten the load.
15. Houston Texans – Brian Orakpo (DE-Texas) – Houston needs to draft the hometown-boy to pair up with Mario Williams.
16. San Diego Chargers – Malcolm Jenkins (CB-Ohio State) – Jenkins’ poor performance at the combine has really hurt his draft stock.
17. Chicago Bears – Andre Smith (OT-Alabama) – Although Smith’s character has been questioned he is still a top-10 talent.
18. New York Jets – Josh Freeman (QB-Kansas State) – Freeman is the most NFL-ready quarterback in this year’s class.
19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Mark Sanchez (QB-USC) – New head coach Raheem Morris wants to chose the man to lead his new regime.
20. Detroit Lions – Brian Cushing (LB-USC) – The Lions hope to draft a leader on offense and defense in the first round.
21. Philadelphia Eagles – Knowshown Moreno (RB-Georgia) – With the loss of Correll Buckhalter to free agency and Brian Westbrook aging everyday, Moreno would be a great addition to Philadelphia’s backfield.
22. Minnesota Vikings – Darius Heyward-Bey (WR-Maryland) – Bey is the diamond in the rough of the 2009 NFL draft.
23. New England Patriots – Alphonso Smith (CB-Wake Forest) – Smith is a shutdown cornerback.
24. Atlanta Falcons – Brandon Pettigrew (TE-Oklahoma State) – Although Pettigrew’s draft stock was hurt after the combine, he could be a big weapon for Matt Ryan.
25. Miami Dolphins – Hakeem Nicks (WR-North Carolina) – The Dolphins need a go-to receiver.
26. Baltimore Ravens – Clay Matthews (LB-USC) – Baltimore needs to get someone who can replace Bart Scott.
27. Indianapolis Colts – Jerry Peria (DT-Ole Miss) – There is no doubt that Peria is the best defensive tackle in this year’s draft.
28. Philadelphia Eagles – William Moore (S-Missouri) – It is nearly impossible but the Eagles somehow need to find a replacement for Brian Dawkins.
29. New York Giants – Percy Harvin (WR-Florida) – The Giants learned last season that they cannot rely only on its running game to win ball games. Harvin will help.
30. Tennessee Titans – James Laurinaitis (LB-Ohio State) – Tennessee is pretty solid on defense but you take someone as talented as Laurinaitis you take him.
31. Arizona Cardinals – LeSean McCoy (RB-Pittsburgh) – McCoy will either be a great replacement for Edgerrin James or a nice compliment to Edge.
32 Pittsburgh Steelers – Eben Britton (OT-Arizona) – The Steelers need to protect Big Ben much better in 2009.