Get Your Last 2006 NFL Draft Predictions In!
With the 2006 NFL Draft only a few days away, it seems very necessary to post on the subject. The NFL has become the premier sport in America and many believe that it is organized better than any other major sport. But instead of getting involved in a heavy discussion about the business side of NFL, today let’s focus on the excitement of the NFL Draft.
Mel Kiper Jr. has been hailed as Mr. NFL Draft for quite a while now. His year-long job is basically to follow every college player with any potential and match players up with NFL team needs (a nice job other than being a Sports Agent). On television, the radio, and e-mails, people try to match the analytical skills of Mr. Kiper, and some predict where players land with great skill.
I received an e-mail today from a reader of this blog with first round predictions (e-mail me with questions, suggestions, etc…you may make it onto the blog). Here is how Ryan Cortes’s list reads:
1. Houston-Reggie Bush (Mario Williams)
2. Saints-Mario Williams (dbrick)
3. Titans- Matt Leinart (vince young)
4. Jets- Dâ€™Brickashaw Ferguson (matt leinart)
5. Packers- AJ Hawk (haloti ngata)
6. 49ers- Vernon Davis (aj hawk)
7. Raiders- Vincent Young (Huff)
8. Bills- Brodrick Bunkerly (young)
9. Lions- Michael Huff (cutler)
10. Arizona- Winston Justice (cutler)
11. Rams- Jay Cutler
12. Browns- Haloti Ngata
13. Baltimore- Kamerion Wimberly (Brodrick Bunkerly)
14. Philly- Chad Jackson (holmes)
15. Denver- Santonio Holmes (Jackson)
16. Miami- Jimmy Williams (Lawson)
17. Vikings- Ernie Sims (Lawson)
18. Dallas- Jason Allen (whitner)
19. Chargers- Tye Hill (joseph)
20. Chiefs- Jonathan Joseph (hill)
21. Patriots- Donte Whitner (greenway)
22. 49ers- Manny Lawson (greenway)
23. Tampa Bay- Chad Greenway (cromartie)
24. Bengals- Lenord Pope (byrd)
25. Giants- Kelly Jennings (marshall)
26. Bears- Richard Marshall (kelly jennings)
27. Carolina- Laurence Mauroney (deangelo Williams)
28. Jacksonville- Bobby Carpenter (byrd)
29. Jets- Deangelo Williams (mauroney)
30. Indy- Lendale White (demeco ryans)
31. Seattle- Max-Jean Giles (Winston)
32. Pittsburgh- Sinorce Moss (demeco ryans)
Compare this with Kiper’s latest complete First Round projections (Made on April 12th):
1. Houston Reggie Bush, RB USC
2. New Orleans Mario Williams, DE NC State
3. Tennessee Matt Leinart, QB USC
4. N.Y. Jets D’Brickashaw Ferguson, T Virginia
5. Green Bay A.J. Hawk, LB Ohio St.
6. San Francisco Vernon Davis, TE Maryland
7. Oakland Vince Young, QB Texas
8. Buffalo Brodrick Bunkley, DT Florida St.
9. Detroit Michael Huff, DB Texas
10. Arizona Jay Cutler, QB Vanderbilt
11. St. Louis Chad Greenway, LB Iowa
12. Cleveland Kamerion Wimbley, DE/OLB Florida St.
13. Baltimore Haloti Ngata, DT Oregon
14. Philadelphia Winston Justice, T USC
15. Denver (from ATL) Chad Jackson, WR Florida
16. Miami Donte Whitner, S Ohio St.
17. Minnesota Ernie Sims, LB Florida St.
18. Dallas Jason Allen, S/CB Tennessee
19. San Diego Johnathan Joseph, CB South Carolina
20. Kansas City Tye Hill, CB Clemson
21. New England Santonio Holmes, WR Ohio St.
22. Denver (from WSH) DeAngelo Williams, RB Memphis
23. Tampa Bay Antonio Cromartie, CB Florida St.
24. Cincinnati Jimmy Williams, CB Virginia Tech
25. N.Y. Giants Kelly Jennings, CB Miami
26. Chicago Richard Marshall CB Fresno St.
27. Carolina LenDale White, RB USC
28. Jacksonville Marcedes Lewis, TE UCLA
29. N.Y. Jets (from DEN) Manny Lawson, DE/OLB NC State
30. Indianapolis Laurence Maroney, RB Minnesota
31. Seattle Ashton Youboty, CB Ohio St.
32. Pittsburgh Sinorice Moss, WR Miami
Do you agree with either predictions? Which one looks better? Are both very flawed, or would you only change around a few of the predictions? Could some first round trades shake up the draft?
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