Russ Lande of Yahoo Sports has released his latest mock draft based on the latest underclassmen declarations. Some of these mock drafts are just funny. Anyone can be an expert on the internet. Nobody thought Mark Sanchez would declare and now he is going to go first in the 2009 NFL draft? The Lions have no line and a slew of other issues. They are now actually going to take a QB that only started about 20 college games. Come on. Now Josh Freeman is on this list as well, really. You can still see our first mock draft here. What are your thoughts?
No. 1 Lions. Mark Sanchez*, QB, USC
Sanchez is NFL-ready and has a similar skill set to Matthew Stafford, but does not make the mistakes under pressure that Stafford does occasionally.
No. 2 Rams. Eugene Monroe, OT, Virginia
Rams officials love Andre Smith’s talent but worry about his weight. Monroe isn’t quite as good a run blocker but is an elite pass protector.
No. 3 Chiefs. Matthew Stafford*, QB, Georgia
Despite Tyler Thigpen’s strong finish and Stafford’s occasional interceptions, GM Scott Pioli should grab a QB to build around.
No. 4 Seahawks Andre Smith*, OT, Alabama
Seattle is desperate for receivers, but Walter Jones is not getting any younger. Smith would start at right tackle in ’09 and then shift to the left side when Jones retires.
No. 5 Browns. Chris Wells*, RB, Ohio State
Don’t believe the rumors of Wells lacking great toughness or work ethic. He will become an NFL franchise back.
No. 6 Bengals. Brian Orakpo, DE, Texas
The Bengals must find a way to pressure the QB. Orakpo is raw but has the physical talent to become a special edge pass rusher.
No. 7 Raiders. Jason Smith, OT, Baylor
The Raiders still need a top-flight left tackle to protect JaMarcus Russell, and Robert Gallery is not the answer.
No. 8 Jaguars. Rey Maualuga, MLB, USC
Maualuga is a violent, aggressive middle linebacker who changes games with his hitting ability, and Jags need someone to replace malcontent Mike Peterson.
No. 9 Packers. B.J. Raji, DT, Boston College
The Packers desperately need someone to clog the middle of their run defense.
No. 10 49ers. Josh Freeman*, QB, Kansas State
Freeman is a big, strong-armed quarterback with top athleticism, character and passing tools.
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