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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. Team Player Pos School Writer Comments Other needs
1. Oakland Raiders JaMarcus Russell QB LSU Bill Soliday, Oakland Tribune Raiders don't have a quarterback and he's clearly No. 1. RB, WR, OL
2. Detroit Lions Joe Thomas T Wisconsin Nicholas Cotsonika, Detroit Free Press Fits Rod Marinelli's philosophy and the Lions really like him. DE, MLB
3. Cleveland Brown Adrian Peterson RB Oklahoma Pat McManamon,
Akron - Beacon Journal
The Browns have lacked big-time back with speed since 1999. OL, DL
4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Calvin Johnson WR Georgia Tech Ira Kaufman, Tampa Tribune This is a no-brainer if he's still on the board. Galloway turns 36 in November and Clayton remains a mystery. DL
5. Arizona Cardinals Jamaal Anderson DE Arkansas Darren Urban, East Valley / Scottsdale Tribune He plays the run a little better than Gaines Adams. OL
6. Washington Redskins Amobi Okoye DT Louisville David Elfin, Washington Times They like Anderson but are intrigued by Okoye's upside at age 19. They need an inside presence. S, DL, TE, WR
7. Minnesota Vikings LaRon Landry S LSU Judd Zulgad, Minneapolis Star Tribune They'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 Falcons Levi Brown T Penn State Steve 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 Dolphins Brady Quinn QB Notre Dame Carl Kotala, Florida Today Dolphins haven't taken a QB in first round since Dan Marino and they desperately need one. OL, DL, DB
10. Houston Texans Gaines Adams DE Clemson John McClain, Houston Chronicle Texans are looking for a pure pass rusher to play opposite Mario Williams. WR, T, FS
11. San Francisco 49rs Patrick Willis LB Mississippi Kevin Lynch, San Francisco Chronicle Niners badly in need of more athleticism at linebacker and Willis fills that need. DL, S, WR
12. Buffalo Bills Marshawn Lynch RB California Mark Gaughan, Buffalo News They'd love Willis if available but would settle on filling their other big need. LB, RB
13. St. Louis Rams Alan Branch DT Michigan Nick Wagner, Rams run defense are awful and he could fill the void inside. DL, LB, S
14. Carolina Panthers Reggie Nelson S Florida Pat Yasinskas, Charlotte Observer Could see a receiver here but Panthers don't have any starting safeties. They need some playmakers back there.
15. Pittsburgh Steelers Lawrence Timmons LB Florida State Joe Bendel, FoxSportsRadio 970 Timmons 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 Packers Ted Ginn Jr. WR Ohio State Pete Dougherty, Green Bay Press-Gazette Fills an obvious need for playmakers. S, CB, RB
17. Jacksonville Jaguars Jarvis Moss DE Florida Vito Stellino, Florida
Reggie Hayward is coming off torn Achilles' and Jags could use another pass rusher. WR, QB
18. Cincinnati Bengals Leon Hall CB Michigan Geoff Hobson, Bengals 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 Titans Robert Meachem WR Tennessee Jim Wyatt, The Tennessean In desperate need of a WR after losing Drew Bennett and Bobby Wade. CB, DE
20. New York Giants Paul Posluszny LB Penn State Arthur Staple, Newsday Versatile player at a position where the Giants have no depth or playmakers. CB, WR, TE, OL
21. Denver Broncos Adam Carriker DE Nebraska Bill Williamson, Denver Post Broncos badly in need of a pass rusher and Carriker is best on board at this point. S, OL, DT
22. Dallas Cowboys Anthony Spencer DE Purdue Todd Archer, Dallas Morning News Really struggled putting pressure on passer last year after Greg Ellis went out. Need another rusher to go with DeMarcus Ware.
23. Kansas City Chiefs Aaron Ross CB Texas Adam Teicher, Kansas City Star Chiefs are getting old at corner and the time to replenish is now. DT, WR
24. New England Patriots Michael Griffin S Texas Patriots Football Weekly staff Playmaking safety fills a big need with Rodney Harrison nearing the end. CB, LB
25. New York Jets Darrelle Revis CB Pittsburgh Dan Leberfeld, Jets Confidential Jets don't have a No. 1 corner and Mangini likes the flexibility Revis provides. Greg Olsen is a possibility. TE, WR, OLB
26. Philadelphia Eagles Brandon Meriweather S Miami Bob Brookover, Philadelphia Inquirer Eagles need help in secondary, safety in particular, and need a playmaker back there. CB, LB, RB
27. New Orleans Saints Chris Houston CB Arkansas Mike Triplett, New Orleans Times-Picayune Fast, man-to-man corner is the biggest need and Houston has a lot of experience doing that. DT, WR, TE
28. New England Patriots Joe Staley T Central Michigan Patriots Football Weekly staff Offensive line is not necessarily the biggest need but the value is just too good to pass up. CB, LB
29. Baltimore Ravens Arron Sears T Tennessee Jamison Hensley, Baltimore Sun Ravens lost RT Tony Pashos in FA and need a younger guy for the future. DL, LB, CB
30. San Diego Chargers Anthony Gonzalez WR Ohio State Kevin Acee, San Diego Union-Tribune Chargers need a receiver and Gonzalez may be the best available at this point. S, LB, RB
31. Chicago Bears Ben Grubbs G Auburn John Mullin, Chicago Tribune Potential 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 Colts Jon Beason LB Miami Patriots Football Weekly staff Athletic, physical linebacker fits Colts Tampa 2 scheme perfectly CB, S, DL

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