2007 NFL Draft – Final BIGPLAY Football Mock Draft

With the draft days away and the smoke screening, cajoling, baiting, and other forms of trickery and deception heating up, the NFL Draft is in full bloom.   I am going to take one last stab at re-doing my mock to fit scenarios that I have been monitoring. 

All the draft boards around the league “seem” to be set and I do not anticipate any major changes before Saturday, but remember potential draft day trades involving the Tampa Bay Buccaneers moving up to grab Calvin Johnson and/or current NFL players moving including: RB Michael Turner (San Diego), DT Kris Jenkins (Carolina), QB Trent Green (KC), WR Randy Moss (Oakland), WR Jerry Porter (Oakland), LB Lance Briggs (Chicago), QB Josh McCown (Detroit), and CB Asante Samuel (New England) could affect the ebb and flow of the draft.

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1. Oakland (2-14): JaMarcus Russell, QB, LSU – The Raiders have so many needs, but this is the most glaring one.  They seem to now be committed to finding a leader at the quarterback position after stopgap types like Aaron Brooks, Kerry Collins, and Jeff George have not fit the bill over the years.  It would also seem with their extensive history of getting “vertical” that the big-armed Russell would fit right into a gapping hole in their lineup.  He has the aforementioned arm strength (80 yards plus with a great fastball) and better mobility than most give him credit for.  He was 25-4 as a starter and he led eight 4th quarter comeback victories. He was the nation’s No. 3-ranked quarterback in passing efficiency in 2006 while setting a school record for completion percentage at 67.8 percent and for completions with 232 out of 342 attempts and tying the record for touchdown passes at 28. He became only the second quarterback in LSU history to throw for 3,000 yards with 3,129 and finished with 6,525 yards and 52 touchdowns in three seasons (two as a starter). In terms of his leadership potential and ability, he reminds me of Super Bowl XXII MVP and former Redskins quarterback Doug Williams.
Primary Needs: QB, OT, OLB
 
2.  Detroit (3-13): Gaines Adams, DE, Clemson – Like the Raiders they need a lot.  I know everyone thinks that the Lions may trade down a slot and let the Browns grab Quinn or Peterson or The Bucs jumping up to grab Johnson, but Adams seems like the pick.  Head Coach Rod Marinelli understands that pressure from the D-Line is key in his “Cover 2” scheme.  He wants a player, who can be his Simeon Rice.  With the Lions concentrating on defense too much in the last couple of drafts, they will want a player to build around with last year’s pick LB Ernie Sims. Adams was the Atlantic Coast Conference’s defensive player of the year and should be a double-digit sack guy for years to come.  His 28 career sacks tied the school record held by Michael Dean Perry. 
Primary Needs: DE, OG, SS, CB

3.  Cleveland (4-12): QB. Brady Quinn, QB, Notre Dame – Many are predicting Adrian Peterson at this spot, but GM Phil Savage’s desire to grab a quarterback will win out.  Hometown boy Brady Quinn will attempt to stabilize the quarterback position, because current signal callers Charlie Frye (17 Int’s) and Derek Anderson have not got it done.  The pick really is a no-brainer because Quinn has been campaigning and Romeo Crennel is on the hot seat.  Crennel will trust his friend and former Quinn coach Charlie Weiss.  Quinn also has the credentials with 46 collegiate starts, 95 touchdown passes and over 11,000 yards.  Adrian Peterson may have been a good fit, but the Browns have signed Jamal Lewis and they need someone to get the ball consistently to Kellen Winslow and Braylon Edwards.
Primary Needs: QB, C, DE,

4. Tampa Bay (4-12): Calvin Johnson, WR, Georgia Tech – I am already hearing that Jon Gruden is enamored with Johnson’s size and big play ability.   There are even suggestions that Gruden might be willing to secure the 2nd Overall pick to make sure Johnson lands in his lap.  With the Bucs stable of quarterbacks (Simms, Garcia, Plummer, Gradkowski, and others) another receiver is needed.  Johnson is a true difference maker with the size of T.O, but possessing better speed (4.35 in the forty at the Combine) and less attitude.  With Joey Galloway getting older, Maurice Stovall learning, and Michael Clayton underachieving this is a natural pick. Johnson caught 76 passes for 1,202 yards and 15 touchdowns this past season and had his best game in the Gator Bowl versus West Virginia narrowly losing 38-35.  In the game he caught nine passes for a career-high 186 yards and two touchdowns.
Primary Needs: OT, C, OLB, CB

5. Arizona (5-11): Joe Thomas, OT, Wisconsin – For a team rebuilding from Denny Green’s problems, O-Line is the most glaring need.  The Cardinals are loaded on offense at every position except upfront.  New Coach Ken Whisenhunt and O-Line coach Russ Grimm will want a cornerstone player and Thomas is the guy.  In the past the Cardinals O-Line was an underachieving soft bunch with the departed Leonard Davis as their leader.  Now the Cardinals can bring in a strong high character leadership player. Thomas reminds me of former Redskins Pro Bowl lineman Jim Lachey.  He will be a 10+ years starter at RT, protecting QB Matt Leinart’s blind side and providing the run blocking that Edgerrin James craves.  Thomas will keep Leinart upright to get the ball to Anquan Boldin, Larry Fitzgerald, Leonard Pope and the other playmakers on offense.
 Primary Needs: OT, S, DE

6. Washington (5-11): Jamaal Anderson, DE Arkansas – After the player they want Adams is off the board I see the ‘Skins going for the next best DE.  Their pass-rushing tandem of Carter and Daniels is long in the tooth and provided little pressure in 2006 (Only 19 Sacks, team record for lowest). Anderson at 6-foot-5, 288 pounds is a long fast player who will get after the passer and cause turnovers.  He notched 13½ sacks last year as a junior. With Anderson and Pro Bowl Safety Sean Taylor in the mix, the ‘Skins will be hard to game plan against.
Primary Needs: DE, OT, LB, DT

7. Minnesota (6-10): Adrian Peterson, RB, Oklahoma –  Peterson is the wild card player of the draft, who can go anywhere from the 2nd pick to the 10th pick.  The Vikings already have Chester Taylor, but he showed he is more of a complimentary RB after an inconsistent 2006.  Peterson will team with Taylor to capitalize on the NFL’s new trend of having two quality backs (Colts, Bears, and Chargers).  Peterson who left school as a junior is an injury risk (Missed seven games this season with a broken collarbone), but he is productive when healthy.  He had 1,012 yards rushing and 12 touchdowns in about 6 games. He ran for 77 yards and two touchdowns, including a 25-yarder on the first play of overtime, in Oklahoma’s 43-42 overtime loss to Boise State in the Fiesta Bowl.  Peterson ran for 4,045 yards in three seasons, ranking behind only 1978 Heisman winner Billy Sims ( 4,118 ) and Joe Washington (4,071) on Oklahoma’s career rushing list. His 1,925 yards in 2004 were a school rushing record and the most by a freshman in NCAA history.
Primary Needs: S, DE, RB

8. Atlanta (7-9) (Swapped with Houston – Schaub trade): LaRon Landry, S, LSU – The Falcons will have no choice, but to take the best player I believe in the draft.  Landry will come in and immediately learn and be groomed to replace the aging Lawyer Milloy.  The back 4 will be scary with Jimmy Williams, Dante Hall, and Landry patrolling back there.  Landry reminds me of Eagles All-Pro safety Brian Dawkins and he is a difference maker.  He started for LSU as a freshman in 2003, helping the Tigers to win it all and started the next 4 years.  I believe he should be ready to start immediately in the NFL, like his brother Dawan (5th Rd pick by Ravens in 2006). A tremendous athlete who I have been following since he was a high school quarterback.  He was impressive at the combine clocking  two 4.4 forty’s and looking very good in the cone and positional drills. His 12 career interceptions are tied for third all-time in school history and has 315 tackles in his career at LSU (7th All-time)
Primary Needs: DE, FS, WR

9. Miami (6-10): Amobi Okoye, DT, Louisville – Okoye is a young (19) maturing player that has a great upside.  A naturally quick DT, he is a penetrater, who will play on the other side of the ball on passing downs and will be stout against the run as he can put on more weight from his current weight of 287 lbs.  He is a very bright young man who will definitely step in and help aging Zach Thomas, Jason Taylor and Joey Porter.  Will be able to penetrate and push the pocket.  Should be able to contribute in several packages as a rookie including pass rushing.
Primary Needs: DT, WR, OT

10. Houston (6-10) (Swapped with Atlanta – Schaub trade): Levi Brown, OT, Penn State – The main reason that they will be looking for Brown to come in is that their QB’s have been sacked at a record pace.  Brown and last year’s draftee Eric Winston will provide the line with a great foundation.  Brown will lead the way for their stable of backs: the newly signed Ahman Green, Wali Lundy, and the reborn Ron Dayne.  He should plug the gapping hole at LT that has dogged this franchise since their inception when Tony Boselli fell apart.  Other than Thomas, Brown is the only other O-Lineman that carries a 1st round grade in my book. 
Primary Needs: OT, OLB, FS

11. San Francisco (7-9): Adam Carriker, DE, Nebraska – Carriker is another Nebraska high-motor  player in the mold of Van den Bosch and Grant Wistrom.  Had 20½ sacks and 41 tackles for losses in his career at Nebraska.  He would be a great fit in Mike Nolan’s speed oriented attacking defense.  Carriker would be another DE/LB in the mold of last year’s number one pick Manny Lawson and former 49er Julian Peterson.  Carriker also is a high-character leadership type player and at 296 pounds he has the size, strength, quickness and technique to develop into a starter at the next level.
Primary Needs: OT, OLB, DT

12. Buffalo (7-9): Leon Hall, CB, Michigan – The Bills recently lost Nate Clements in free agency and cut ties veteran Troy Vincent.  They need to find another CB who is smart and can contribute right away.  The secondary got a good piece last year with SS Donte Whitner, but they need a playmaker.  Hall’s stock has fluctuated over the past few months during the draft process, but it’s back up after he posted a 4.39 forty time at the combine. Though he isn’t a “cover” corner with blazing speed, he makes up for it with instincts, size and athleticism.  School record-holder in career pass breakups with 43 and added 12 interceptions.  He is not flashy, but he gets the job done like All-Pro Bucs corner Ronde Barber and former Michigan Heisman winner Charles Woodson.
Primary Needs: RB, OLB, CB

13. St. Louis ( 8-8 ): Alan Branch, DT, Michigan – Head Coach Scott Linehan knows that value of a strong D-line from his days in Miami.   The Rams have never replaced Grant Wistrom and the smallish Leonard Little needs to have a larger player added to the line.  DT Jimmy Kennedy has not gotten it done and Branch would be a good fit at #13. Branch a two-way DE/DT should contribute right away.  At 6-foot-5, 323 pounds, he can play all of the positions along the DL and fit into a 3-4 or 4-3 scheme.  A player that impressed me by showing discipline and commit to getting better after slimming down from close to 400 pounds.
Primary Needs: CB, DT, OT

14. Carolina ( 8-8 ): Patrick Willis, LB, Mississippi – I love this guy, because he plugs holes.  With Dan Morgan iffy with his concussion problems, the Panthers need a playmaker behind Jenkins and Peppers.  Willis is a rare player with size (240 pounds) and speed (4.51). Some people may view this as a bit high for an ILB, but I disagree. Willis has the best instincts of any LB in the 2007 class and 49ers Coach Mike Singletary raved about him at the Senior Bowl.  A 100 tackle guy who averaged 11.42 per game in ’06. He will need to learn to not be fooled by misdirection and take on guards and centers, but was a dependable three-year starter in the SEC and should be ready right away to contribute. He reminds me of Browns young LB D’Qwell Jackson.
Primary Needs: ILB, QB, TE

15. Pittsburgh ( 8-8 ): Jarvis Moss, OLB/DE, Florida – With the cutting of Joey Porter and he taking his double digit sacks with him to Miami, there is a big hole in the Steelers defense.  New Coach Mike Tomlin is going to stick with Dick LeBeau’s attacking 3-4 scheme and Moss is the type of player to play the crucial pass rusher role made famous by Porter, Kevin Green, Greg Lloyd and others.  A Junior Eligible, Moss (6-6, 251) is another great athlete from a deep OLB/DE class that should contribute Day 1. He is a bit raw, but is a fluid athlete.  In 26 games at Florida, he started 13 times. He finished his career with 87 tackles (64 solos), 15 sacks for minus-114 yards and 22 stops for losses. Moss knows how to get after the passer, just ask Troy Smith who was harassed all day by Moss and his mates in the National Championship game throwing for under 50 yards.  He reminds me of Jevon “The Freak” Kearse when he came out of the University of Florida.
Primary Needs: LB, FS, C

16. Green Bay ( 8-8 ): Marshawn Lynch, RB, California – With Ahmad Green going to Houston in Free Agency and Samkon Gaddo being traded in ‘06, the Packers need a RB.  With his ability to catch the football and get to the outside Lynch has a lot of Green’s characteristics. With quarterback Brett Favre sticking around who knows how long this offense needs weapons.  The Packers were on the cusp of making the playoffs and Lynch could definitely help.  Lynch showed the versatility that the Pack’s West Coast offense likes playing in 35 games (20 Starting). He became the fourth player in school history to rush for over 3,000 yards in a career, carrying 490 times for 3,230 yards (6.6 avg.) and 29 touchdowns. He also caught 68 passes for 600 yards (8.8 avg.) and six scores. 
Primary Needs: RB, CB, WR

17. Jacksonville ( 8-8 ): Reggie Nelson, S, Florida –  With Deon Grant leaving in free agency and Donovan Darius getting older, the Jags need a player of the future at the safety position.  Nelson has recently been rising on draft boards due to his blazing 4.35 time in the forty at Florida’s Pro Day.  Nelson was the defensive quarterback of the National Champion Gators defense.  He helped to hold Ohio State to less than 100 yards passing in the Fiesta Bowl.  In 25 games at Florida, Nelson started 18 times. He recorded 97 tackles (66 solos) with four sacks and six stops for losses. Has a nose for the ball as shown by his  two fumbles recoveries and two blocked kicks. He needs to work on his run support, but he will provide great over the top coverage and help Pro Bowler Rashaun Mathis.
Primary Needs: S, WR, OT

18. Cincinnati ( 8-8 ): Darrelle Revis, CB, Pittsburgh – The Bengals need help in their secondary.  They lost their two safeties and they need a player to team with last year’s draftee Jonathan Joseph.  The combination of Revis and Joseph will allow the Bengals to continue their attacking ways while having confidence in man to man coverage.  Revis, who is an underclassman is a gambler, but he is a playmaker, who will take turnovers to the house.  He also is a versatile player with the size and athleticism to contribute right away in the nickel and in the return game. In 35 games at Pittsburgh, Revis started 34 times. He registered 129 tackles (102 solos) with 5½ stops for losses totaling eight yards. He recovered two fumbles and caused another. Revis batted away 25 passes while intercepting eight others for 86 yards in returns with a pair of touchdowns. He blocked one field goal and returned 54 punts for 555 yards (10.3 avg.) and two scores.
Primary Needs: S, TE, DT

19. Tennessee ( 8-8 ): Ted Ginn Jr., WR, Ohio State –  With the suspension of Adam “Pacman” Jones for a year and Bobby Wade leaving for Minnesota in free agency, this is a need pick for kick returns.  After recently running a 4.4 forty and looking good in his workout, teams are now looking again at Ginn.  The Titans have several complimentary possession targets (Givens, Jacobs, and others), but they do not have a pure speedster on the team.  By teaming Ginn with Vince Young, the Titans will have one of the most explosive QB/WR tandems in the league.  I believe Ginn is this year’s Devon Hester (Raw, but Explosive Homerun Threat).  Look for the 6 foot, 190 lbs junior to take over all KR duties while learning the WR position.  This past season he caught 59 passes for 781 yards and nine touchdowns and as a returner averaged 11.1 per punt return, with one touchdown.  Would be a great fit on reverses and other trick plays.
Primary Needs: TE, WR, CB

20. N.Y. Giants ( 8-8 ): Paul Posluszny, LB, Penn State – A tough smart high character Giants  type of player (2 time captain at Penn State).  Has good size (6-1 ¼, 236), great football instincts, and intelligence.  He always is around the ball as shown by his stats as PSU’s all-time leading tackler (372).  He earned All-America, All-Big Ten Conference and Academic All-America honors in ’06.  Two-time winner of the Bednarik Award and matched his career-high with 116 tackles (69 solos) in ‘06. He also posted three sacks, 9.5 stops for losses, caused two fumbles and knocked down four passes.  Posluszny has played both inside and outside linebacker effectively at Penn State. Recently wowed scouts from all 32 teams as he showed no ill affects from his junior year knee injury running  his 40s in 4.58 and 4.62. Has the ability to cover running backs and tight ends one-on-one.  Reminds me of Chad Greenway.
Primary Needs: OG, WR, CB, SS

21. Denver (9-7): Joe Staley , OT, Central Michigan – Staley  (6’6, 296) has quickly risen up the board this off-season.  He is my 2nd rated OT, but he maybe a reach at this pick.  With Tackles Matt Lepsis and George Foster aging, Denver’s O-Line will need another young Tackle.  Typically the Broncos like athletic players who can trap block, play in a zoning blocking scheme, and move on their O-line and that is what Staley is best at.  He is a former TE, who has risen up the draft board due to this great speed and footwork.  Staley will the expected to start at RT and may move over to the crucial LT position  after Lepsis leaves.  He is a lot Lepsis in that he is learning to play OT after being a TE for a portion of his college career.  Hopefully he will continue to learn and be a solid player for Denver.  He worries me though as a boom or bust player.
Primary Needs: OT, LB, DE
 
22. Dallas (9-7): Michael Griffin, S, Texas – Even though they recently signed Ken Hamlin from the Seahawks to a free agent contract, Griffin still makes sense.  Hamlin and Roy Williams are both “down hill” in the box physical safeties and the Cowboys will need a coverage safety.  Griffin is fast enough to play nickel corner and safety.  He teamed with Michael Huff and Cedric Griffin as interchangeable parts in Texas’ championship secondary.  With more teams using multiple receiver sets a player of Griffin’s ability is a must.  The thing I like about Griffin is he is not afraid to also take on a ball carrier as shown by his 370 tackles in college.
Primary Needs: FS, OT, WR

23. Kansas City (9-7): Dwayne Jarrett, WR, USC – With the Chiefs top WR being the enigmatic and aging (33) Eddie Kennison, a better alternative is needed.  In looking at the Chiefs roster not a single WR jumps out at you.  The Chiefs have a great running game with Larry Johnson, but new quarterback Damon Huard will need help.  Jarrett will not light up anyone’s stopwatch (4.65 range), but he is a schooled route runner that uses his size to his advantage.  In 38 games at Southern California, Jarrett started 31 times. He set the school career record with 216 receptions and the Pac-10 Conference all-time mark with 41 touchdown catches, gaining 3,138 yards (14.5 avg.)  Should team with TE Tony Gonzalez to form a menacing duo around the goal line.  Jarrett’s greatest value will be around the goal line on jump ball type passes.   He will need a to convince everyone that he is not Lions flameout Mike Williams.  Reminds me of Cris Carter in that he will need to figure out “how” to get open and be physical against press coverage.
Primary Needs: OT, OG, DT, WR

24. New England (12-4) (Pick from Seattle – Branch trade): Chris Houston, CB, Arkansas – With the first of their two first round draft picks, the Patriots will be looking for more secondary help.  Franchised CB Asante Samuel is threatening a holdout and he maybe gone and recent free agent signee Tory James will be a stopgap player.  The Patriots need a man to man player in mold of former Pro Bowler Ty Law.  Houston is a player that has been moving up boards steadily since the combine and should provide the toughness that Belichek and Pioli covet.  Houston is an aggressive playmaking corner, who held Dwayne Jarrett to 5 catches for 35 yards in their ’06 battle.  He should help out in the nickel and dime while getting acclimated to the NFL. In 33 games at Arkansas, Houston started 27 times. He recorded 86 tackles (69 solos) with five stops for losses of 8 yards. He caused three fumbles, had a 12-yard reception and returned one punt for a 1-yard gain. He also batted down 22 passes and intercepted three others for 129 yards in returns.
Primary Needs: CB, S, OG
 
25. N.Y. Jets (10-6): Greg Olsen, TE, Miami – The Jets need to add an over the middle security blanket for Chad Pennington.  Current TE’s Baker and Pociask are not playmakers and don’t scare teams.  With no threats in the middle teams tend to load up in coverage on WR’s Cotchery and Coles.  Olsen from the “U” brings a lot of the same qualities of Jeremy Shockey (hands, speed, and leadership) without the attitude.  After initially signing at Notre Dame, Olsen started 26 for the Hurricanes. He totaled 87 receptions for 1,215 yards (14.0 avg.) and six touchdowns in his career. Olsen runs extremely well in the 4.5 range and is a willing blocker that should get better.  He is a hand catcher and rivaled many WR’s in catching ability at the combine.  Olsen will need to definitely give the tough Mangini more than 1 TD (2007 total) and improve on his run blocking, because the Jets are a run first team utilizing Thomas Jones and Leon Washinton.
Primary Needs: CB, S, TE, DE

26. Philadelphia (10-6): Anthony Spencer, OLB/DE, Purdue – With the recent trade for Takeo Spikes the Eagles seemed to have filled their most glaring need of OLB, but Spencer is a player they can not pass up.  Like 2007 Free Agent superstar Adalius Thomas, Spencer is an interchangeable player on defense.  With DE Jevon Kearse and OLB/DE Chris Gcong coming off-season ending injuries a player to rush the passer is needed.  I think Heckert and Reid will choose to grab solid “football” player types.  Spencer is a high character explosive edge player, who led the nation with 26.5 tackles for loss and also had 10 1/2 sacks.  He should team with the recently traded for Spikes to bring the heat from the edge and provide a needed pass-rush to help their secondary avoid big plays.
Primary Needs: DT, SS, OLB, WR/KR

27. New Orleans (10-6): Robert Meacham, WR, Tennessee – Remember Sean Payton is an offensive minded coach.  With Joe Horn being released and signing with the Falcons there is a need at receiver.  The 2006 season was Meachem’s breakout year. He moved to flanker and led the SEC with 1,298 receiving yards. He was second in the conference with 11 touchdown receptions and averaged 5.46 receptions per game. Meacham would give the Saints a homerun threat on the outside to compliment Marques Colston underneath and Reggie Bush out of the backfield.  Meacham looked fast and smooth at the combine catching the ball fluidly and running in the high 4.3 range.  Meacham is still learning the receiver position and should transition well working with Colston and Devrey Henderson.
Primary Needs: LB, WR, S
 
28. New England (12-4): Aaron Ross, CB/S, Texas – The Patriots defensive secondary has recently needed help to stop down the field plays and Ross should help there. He and the pick at #24 should be defensive picks to help add depth and help the defense get younger.  Like Randall Gay, Ross (6’1, 200) has the potential to play safety, slot coverage, or as a man to man corner. Ross is a tall, fast and athletic defensive back with playmaking instincts when the ball is in the air.  A full-time starter in 2006, Ross made the most of this opportunity. He earned All-American and All-Big 12 Conference first-team honors, in addition to being named the Thorpe Award winner (the nation’s top defensive back). The Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year ranked third on the team with 80 tackles (59 solos). He added a sack, two stops for losses and 19 pass deflections. He caused three fumbles, recovered two and picked off six passes. He also scored once while averaging 10.4 yards on 23 punt returns.
Primary Needs: CB, S, OT

29. Baltimore (13-3): Ryan Kalil, C, USC – With Mike Flynn getting older and last years pick Chris Chester’s ability to multiple O-line positions, Kalil would be a great choice. The Ravens may want to replace Adalius Thomas, but getting protection for the aging Steve McNair and new back Willis McGahee is must.  Kalil is a smart battler, who is this year’s version of Nick Mangold, who started for the Jets as a rookie.  Kalil should be a fixture on the line for years to come. At the Senior Bowl, Kalil looked great in one on one drills while displaying a solid anchor in blocking. He is able to hold his own against bigger opponents by playing with great leverage.
Primary Needs: OLB, OL, QB

30. San Diego (14-2): Dwayne Bowe, WR, LSU – Bowe should get the call as the Chargers are in drastic need of a playmaking outside receiver to team with Tomlinson, Gates, and Rivers. At 6-foot-2, 222 pounds, Bowe impressed with his toughness and athleticism at the Senior Bowl. He will be the down the field player that Eric Parker has failed to be after averaging 15.2 yards per catch with 12 TDs in 2006.
Primary Needs: WR, OG, FS

31. Chicago (13-3): Jon Beason, OLB Miami:  With the trade of disgruntled OLB Lance Briggs imminent the selection of Beason would be a good choice late in the first round.  Beason is an athletic aggressive player who always seems to be around the ball.  He is able to work through the “trash” and make plays.  With Brian Urlacher staying at home, Beason will be able to rush the passer and play in coverage.  He should be able to contribute on special teams while learning Lovie Smith’s Tampa 2 defense. 
Primary Needs: DT, OLB, CB

32. Indianapolis (14-2): Justin Harrell, DT, Tennessee – When you’re the champions you have many options.  I believe the Colts with the status of Cory Simon up in the air and Montae Reagor leaving will be looking for another quick penetrating D.  At 6’4 and 305 pounds Harrell should add value against the run and pass.  This high character player started 25 of his 35 games in college, finishing with 14 tackles for losses and four sacks.  The Colts also could be looking for an OLB to replace Cato June at this spot.
Primary Needs: DT, OLB, C

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