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Writers' 2007 Mock Draft

Since we can't get into the draft rooms to see every team's board, we checked with those who have a strong knowledge of each NFL team, the writers assigned to cover them.

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Pk.TeamPlayerPosSchoolWriterCommentsOther needs
1.Oakland RaidersJaMarcus RussellQBLSUBill Soliday, Oakland TribuneRaiders don't have a quarterback and he's clearly No. 1.RB, WR, OL
2.Detroit LionsJoe ThomasTWisconsinNicholas Cotsonika, Detroit Free PressFits Rod Marinelli's philosophy and the Lions really like him.DE, MLB
3.Cleveland BrownAdrian PetersonRBOklahomaPat McManamon,
Akron - Beacon Journal
The Browns have lacked big-time back with speed since 1999.OL, DL
4.Tampa Bay BuccaneersCalvin JohnsonWRGeorgia TechIra Kaufman, Tampa TribuneThis is a no-brainer if he's still on the board. Galloway turns 36 in November and Clayton remains a mystery.DL
5.Arizona CardinalsJamaal AndersonDEArkansasDarren Urban, East Valley / Scottsdale TribuneHe plays the run a little better than Gaines Adams.OL
6.Washington RedskinsAmobi OkoyeDTLouisvilleDavid Elfin, Washington TimesThey like Anderson but are intrigued by Okoye's upside at age 19. They need an inside presence.S, DL, TE, WR
7.Minnesota VikingsLaRon LandrySLSUJudd Zulgad, Minneapolis Star TribuneThey've made rumblings about Brady Quinn but Vikes like Landry's athleticism a lot and they need youth at S.WR, DE, OL
8.Atlanta FalconsLevi BrownTPenn StateSteve Wyche, Atlanta
Journal- Constitution
They'd love Landry at this spot but Bobby Petrino wants to get bigger and younger on the OL.S, DE, RB
9.Miami DolphinsBrady QuinnQBNotre DameCarl Kotala, Florida TodayDolphins haven't taken a QB in first round since Dan Marino and they desperately need one.OL, DL, DB
10.Houston TexansGaines AdamsDEClemsonJohn McClain, Houston ChronicleTexans are looking for a pure pass rusher to play opposite Mario Williams.WR, T, FS
11.San Francisco 49rsPatrick WillisLBMississippiKevin Lynch, San Francisco ChronicleNiners badly in need of more athleticism at linebacker and Willis fills that need.DL, S, WR
12.Buffalo BillsMarshawn LynchRBCaliforniaMark Gaughan, Buffalo NewsThey'd love Willis if available but would settle on filling their other big need.LB, RB
13.St. Louis RamsAlan BranchDTMichiganNick Wagner, stlouisrams.comRams run defense are awful and he could fill the void inside.DL, LB, S
14.Carolina PanthersReggie NelsonSFloridaPat Yasinskas, Charlotte ObserverCould see a receiver here but Panthers don't have any starting safeties. They need some playmakers back there.
15.Pittsburgh SteelersLawrence TimmonsLBFlorida StateJoe Bendel, FoxSportsRadio 970Timmons is versatile and in Steelers system where Mike Tomlin takes over as 4-3 coach with 3-4 talent he makes sense.
16.Green Bay PackersTed Ginn Jr.WROhio StatePete Dougherty, Green Bay Press-GazetteFills an obvious need for playmakers.S, CB, RB
17.Jacksonville JaguarsJarvis MossDEFloridaVito Stellino, Florida
Reggie Hayward is coming off torn Achilles' and Jags could use another pass rusher.WR, QB
18.Cincinnati BengalsLeon HallCBMichiganGeoff Hobson, Bengals.comBengals corner play really fell off last year. O'Neal went from 10 picks to one so they need a running mate for Joseph.S, DT, LB
19.Tennessee TitansRobert MeachemWRTennesseeJim Wyatt, The TennesseanIn desperate need of a WR after losing Drew Bennett and Bobby Wade.CB, DE
20.New York GiantsPaul PoslusznyLBPenn StateArthur Staple, NewsdayVersatile player at a position where the Giants have no depth or playmakers.CB, WR, TE, OL
21.Denver BroncosAdam CarrikerDENebraskaBill Williamson, Denver PostBroncos badly in need of a pass rusher and Carriker is best on board at this point.S, OL, DT
22.Dallas CowboysAnthony SpencerDEPurdueTodd Archer, Dallas Morning NewsReally struggled putting pressure on passer last year after Greg Ellis went out. Need another rusher to go with DeMarcus Ware.
23.Kansas City ChiefsAaron RossCBTexasAdam Teicher, Kansas City StarChiefs are getting old at corner and the time to replenish is now.DT, WR
24.New England PatriotsMichael GriffinSTexasPatriots Football Weekly staffPlaymaking safety fills a big need with Rodney Harrison nearing the end.CB, LB
25.New York JetsDarrelle RevisCBPittsburghDan Leberfeld, Jets ConfidentialJets don't have a No. 1 corner and Mangini likes the flexibility Revis provides. Greg Olsen is a possibility.TE, WR, OLB
26.Philadelphia EaglesBrandon MeriweatherSMiamiBob Brookover, Philadelphia InquirerEagles need help in secondary, safety in particular, and need a playmaker back there.CB, LB, RB
27.New Orleans SaintsChris HoustonCBArkansasMike Triplett, New Orleans Times-PicayuneFast, man-to-man corner is the biggest need and Houston has a lot of experience doing that.DT, WR, TE
28.New England PatriotsJoe StaleyTCentral MichiganPatriots Football Weekly staffOffensive line is not necessarily the biggest need but the value is just too good to pass up.CB, LB
29.Baltimore RavensArron SearsTTennesseeJamison Hensley, Baltimore SunRavens lost RT Tony Pashos in FA and need a younger guy for the future.DL, LB, CB
30.San Diego ChargersAnthony GonzalezWROhio StateKevin Acee, San Diego Union-TribuneChargers need a receiver and Gonzalez may be the best available at this point.S, LB, RB
31.Chicago BearsBen GrubbsGAuburnJohn Mullin, Chicago TribunePotential Lance Briggs trade could have a big impact on this draft for Chicago but Grubbs makes sense if Bears stay put.LB, WR, RB
32.Indianapolis ColtsJon BeasonLBMiamiPatriots Football Weekly staffAthletic, physical linebacker fits Colts Tampa 2 scheme perfectlyCB, S, DL

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