January 05, 2006

2006 NFL Mock Draft: The order is out. 1. Houston 2. New Orleans 3. Tennessee 4. New York Jets 5. Green Bay 5. Oakland/SF 7. SF/Oakland 8. Buffalo 9. Detroit 10. Arizona What do these guys need, who will they take?

posted by Wrigley South to football at 01:18 PM - 51 comments

That story is dated 12-18-05 and has the wrong(i think) draft order.

posted by tron7 at 01:29 PM on January 05

1. Houston - Reggie Bush if he comes out, trade down if he doesn't 2. New Orleans - A new stadium if there is one available, Matt Leinart if not. 3. Tennessee - Trade Down or Jimmy Williams CB Va Tech 4. New York Jets - AJ Hawk LB Ohio State 5. Green Bay - D'Brickashaw Ferguson OT UVa Got to protect whomever the new QB is. 6/7. Oakland - Vince Young, QB Texas. I don't care what the question is, Kerry Collins isn't the answer. 6/7. SF - DeAngelo Williams, RB Memphis. It would go a long way toward keeping Alex Smith from getting KILLED. 8. Buffalo - Shoot the whole team and start over. Other than that, Best Available, who would be Mario Williams, DE NC State 9. Detroit - They need a QB, but alas...so how about Haloti Ngata, DT Oregon? 10. Arizona - They need a QB, but alas... so how about DeMeco Ryans, LB Bama?

posted by Wrigley South at 01:34 PM on January 05

They even have a note on the page: *The order of this NFL mock draft is based on the records of all teams following week 14 of the NFL season Also, a whole bunch of teams finished 4-12 so you'd have to break out head-to-heads and point differentials.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 01:34 PM on January 05

From what I know about the Lion's orginization, they will pick Steve Smith, WR, USC, because Millen has heard that Steve Smith is a pretty good NFL receiver!

posted by RedStrike at 01:38 PM on January 05

That looks like the right order, despite the date. Houston needs Ferguson. Saints need a QB. I think there will be some moving around of picks this year.

posted by bperk at 01:39 PM on January 05

The order is correct, I just linked it to a Mock Draft from the 18 of Dec

posted by Wrigley South at 01:44 PM on January 05

Howsabout that, the order was right in mid-December. I guess the last couple of regular season games were pointless for everybody, not just the playoff teams.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 01:49 PM on January 05

As much as I love the Saints, I would have to boo Matt Leinart anytime he stepped on to the field out of principle.

posted by igottheblues at 01:56 PM on January 05

Everyone knows that the Bush is going to come out and Houston is going to take him, I just hope that Bush is ready take alot more Texas-sized beatings.

posted by mcstan13 at 02:01 PM on January 05

Wow, second year in a row the Dolphins will actually have a first-round pick. I so don't miss Dave Wannstadt.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 02:15 PM on January 05

I think that the draft order can't be determined until after the Superbowl.

posted by Termite at 02:15 PM on January 05

This site was at least updated yesterday.

posted by tron7 at 02:20 PM on January 05

This site was at least updated yesterday. That site has Vince going 3rd, if he opts for the Draft I don't think he'll go third more like second. Vince showed last night why he should go at the very least second. He'd be stupid no to come out this year.

posted by ProSam at 02:37 PM on January 05

Redstrike you better tackle Millen!!! Will the Bears draft another RB?!?! Funny stuff

posted by tmart937 at 02:38 PM on January 05

That site has Vince going 3rd Right, which seemed more likely yesterday than it does today.

posted by tron7 at 02:52 PM on January 05

This guy is a fanboy like any of us. His bio seem to indicate that his cred comes from being quoted in the Washington Times. Never heard of him. Whatever. When Kiper's stuff is available (and not ony for paying people) then I might care. I HIGHLY doubt the Steelers will draft a RB this year, like this guy claims.

posted by scully at 03:05 PM on January 05

There's a whole lot of Lions fans here ready to tackle Millen, but that's another post, (probably after we draft another post route runner!).

posted by RedStrike at 03:14 PM on January 05

Well, despite the fact that Bush will be playing for a Texa(n)s team, he will be getting a beating every week from other teams, including the other Texas team, the Cowboys. Let us talk about the #2 pick. That will be Saints QB Matt Leinart. Lat night's game will be like half of Leinart's season. However, there will be a bright side. His coach will be Dom Capers, yes Capers. Also he will be the L.A. Saints QB, and will be playing where he has always played, the Coliseum. There will be fan support. Getting #2 (and Leinart) and firing Haslett (and hiring Capers) are all part of a larger plan to relocate the Saints to Los Angeles. Mark my words. Finally, I believe that there will be more USC players declaring for the draft and going in the first round. Vince Young, V.Y., will also declare for the draft. He will go third to Tennessee as a replacement for McNair, unless TEN trades down. However, that is unlikely. IF they trade down, and I am capitalizing it because it is most unlikely, a team currently at #15-25 will liekly get him. But once again, the Titans management are pretty foolish, to keep confused Fisher onboard and throw the valuable McNair overboard, but they are smart enought o know that if you are V.Y. the National Champ, you'd better draft him.

posted by Joe88 at 03:23 PM on January 05

I doubt it very much that Bush will go to the Texans, I'ld be very surprised if they don't take Young with the first pick. Then the Texans will just trade picks for an o-line.

posted by zenemi at 03:44 PM on January 05

How would a rookie runningback keep Alex Smith from getting killed. That's been Barlows problem since day one (picking up the blitz) SF should pick up Mario Williams if available. Defense wins chapionships. Besides, Gore and Hicks are a good set of backs. They just need seasoning and the line to gain some experience.

posted by vbgjr88 at 03:46 PM on January 05

Remember guys VY is a Houston kid. I honestly don't see much if any drop in the caliber of him and Bush. After he won the National Championship last night for the 'horns the Texans will take him and the fans will love it.

posted by scottypup at 04:21 PM on January 05

VY is a raw talent. As exciting as his perfomance has been, there alot of mechanical flaws to his game that will be exposed at the next level. Teams that are in the hunt win with a pocket passer (Manning, Brady, Palmer). One more year would do him well. Leinert is still a better pick for any of the teams picking early in the draft. Bush goes to Houston. Leinert goes to New Orleans. If VY comes out, he'll end up in Tennessee or Oakland. I see him riding the pine for while (ala McNair).

posted by vbgjr88 at 04:34 PM on January 05

Agreed. Take a good look at that throwing motion before you sign him to a big contract (then again, it's the NFL, what does a contract matter?).

posted by yerfatma at 04:49 PM on January 05

Exactly...Throwing at the pro level isnt something just can just be easliy taught. He also has bad footwork and a huge problem checking down. I dont see him running past or over pro level linemen, backers or even DBs. He can be a great player some day if the proper approach is taken toward his development.

posted by vbgjr88 at 04:57 PM on January 05

Bush to Houston. Young to Saints, because of proximity to Texas, Young will sell tickets. Titans will take Ferguson, Leinhart, Cutler, or as I suspect, trade down. The Jets have the worst GM in football, and will take the wrong player. They need an OT in the worst way, and if they choose one, it willnot be the right one. Green Bay takes Williams. Oakland takes Cutler or Leinhart, whoever is still available

posted by sonomajoe at 05:14 PM on January 05

If scottypup is right, and he could well be, then the next question is: What kind of trade value does David Carr, a once-heavily-hyped #1 pick who's had so many beatings in the last four years that Jim Caviezel should play him in the movie, have for the Texans?

posted by chicobangs at 05:18 PM on January 05

I take back what I said. VY goes #1 to HOU. Leinart still goes to NO/L.A. #3 is Reggie Bush, who goes to TEN or the new owner of that pick. However, it now seems like VY is declaring, which makes me doubt that Reggie will declare. However, odds are he still will declare. He will SURELY regret not declaring if he stays, as does Leinart after getting torched.

posted by Joe88 at 05:39 PM on January 05

The bears could really use a Safety. The defence is great but w/o Mike Brown theres alot of holes over the top

posted by newton72 at 06:38 PM on January 05

oviously now vince young is number one pick

posted by Barry-from-H-town at 06:54 PM on January 05

There's a whole lot of Lions fans here ready to tackle Millen, but that's another post, (probably after we draft another post route runner!). You forgot route runner who can't catch. Who won the best receiver award this year anyway? Whoever it is, they should start looking for a house in Detroit. Damn you Millen.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 08:06 PM on January 05

I like that theory about about the L.A. Saints...it sounds very devious and possible in an Irsay-ish way; I wonder if they'll pack up in the middle of the night and move down I-10 (after it gets rebuilt of course). DeAngelo in S.F....I like, I like. I had not thought of that. I predict he will be big in the NFL. While Bush gets all of the attention, he will languish on lousy teams, with his numbers to comfort him, la Barry Sanders. DeAngelo, however, may the cornerstone of a championship squad.

posted by RScannix at 08:10 PM on January 05

[Vince Young]'d be stupid not to come out this year. Not necessarily. If he has a chance to go #3 this year or #1 next year, it's in his best (financial) interest to wait one more year. Sure, he could get injured playing one more year of college ball, but then what's to say he couldn't get injured playing pick-up basketball before the draft.

posted by grum@work at 09:11 PM on January 05

I think Pittsburgh better draft a RB if Bettis does retire, because Staley has been injured the last 2 seasons, and he's just not the power type of back who'll run between the tackles on every run play like the Steelers traditionally like. Also, I like the idea of Houston drafting Vince Young #1 because of this: Their O-line simply cannot protect their QB, so why not draft a running QB who can get out of trouble and run for some yards when the pocket breaks down, which for HOU, is just about everytime they pass. They need playmakers NOW, and they also need something that will get butts in seats, and it'll be a PR hit.

posted by headgames at 11:46 PM on January 05

I think that the draft order can't be determined until after the Superbowl.

Just to clarify: the complete draft order won't be determined until the Super Bowl is over (footnotes in those links speak to that point). The 12 teams in the playoffs won't know which pick they'll have until the outcome of whichever round of the playoffs they lose in.

Related to the chart in this link, does anyone have a link to previous years strength of schedule for each team? I think it would be interesting to compare strengths of schedule relative to the team's final standing.

Sorry, the Bears don't need a Safety, they need a Tight End like the Cardinals need a running game (okay, maybe not that bad). This link from above nails it right on the head but if the site's assessment of the draft is correct, the Bears might risk waiting until the second round before drafting a TE; then they'd take an O-lineman, OLB, or WR with the 1st-round pick. Obviously we won't know until April, though.

posted by redsnare at 09:12 AM on January 06

Damn could have said it better myself!! Young needs to be in houston. He might lead the league in rushing!! thats not necessarily a good thing.

posted by chuy at 09:16 AM on January 06

Not necessarily. If he has a chance to go #3 this year or #1 next year, it's in his best (financial) interest to wait one more year. Is there that much disparity between what the #1 and #3 get? What if he falls in the draft. I think Leinart would have been the first pick last year had he come out, probably not this year though.

posted by tron7 at 09:47 AM on January 06

leinart almost defintely would have been first pick last year. but he wanted another championship. oops. there is a pretty large financial difference between #1 and #3 (and the difference in signing bonus is pretty huge). also, to the one who said:

Wow, second year in a row the Dolphins will actually have a first-round pick. I so don't miss Dave Wannstadt.

was it Wannstadt that traded the Eagles their 2nd round pick (which ended up being the 35th or so pick in the draft) for A.J. Feeley? What a brutal trade for the Dolphins. We'll see how Reggie Brown plays out but I prefer him heavily to Feeley. I actually think Brown may be a very solid #2, potential #1 receiver.

posted by DudeDykstra at 10:19 AM on January 06

Is there that much disparity between what the #1 and #3 get? No, not when you consider the idea he'd have earned a year's worth of #3 pay plus interest. And he'd be a year closer to free agency.

posted by yerfatma at 10:52 AM on January 06

I can hear it now: "And with the ninth pick, the Detroit Lions select wide receiver..."

posted by dzot at 11:37 AM on January 06

It's between VY and Reggie Bush for 1 and 3. Leinart is 2, and it's over. He's coming back home in 2007.

posted by Joe88 at 12:11 PM on January 06

i aagree joe88. i'd be shocked if bush didn't go number one, though.

posted by DudeDykstra at 03:21 PM on January 06

My boss, who is a USC grad, made an interesting point. What if, however very unlikely, Reggie decides to stay one more year. Maybe he feels like he owes to the fans and school after that bonehead lateral in the 1st quarter. As was the case with Leinert, maybe a booster would get Reggie a Lloyds of London policy to entice him to come back for one more year. Wouldn't that screw up everyone's draft prognostications?

posted by willthrill72 at 03:56 PM on January 06

The Jets fan in me wants everyone and their horse to declare for the draft this year. Whatever it takes.

posted by chicobangs at 05:35 PM on January 06

The only thing that is going to save Alex Smith's ass is kevlar. The Niners need an O-line to save Alex from traction. A better offense will also keep the defense healthy.

posted by irunfromclones at 01:14 AM on January 08

As was the case with Leinert, maybe a booster would get Reggie a Lloyds of London policy will, you got a link to back up this assertion, because this would be a major NCAA violation if true.

posted by billsaysthis at 05:25 PM on January 08

billsaythis As far as I know, it would not be a violation because the player only benefits if his collegiate career is prematurely ended due to injury. I must admit I'm going by what my boss said and he is a pretty intelligent individual who doesn't typically make off the cuff remarks. I will certainly look further into this and get back to you.

posted by willthrill72 at 09:37 AM on January 09

Cool, Will. My thinking is that the NCAA are such hardliners on spending money for the benefit of a 'student-athlete' and that the cost of this policy would surely be more than the handful of long distance phone calls or meals at Denny's that have brought schools big rips in past years that it can't possibly slip through on the type of technicality your boss gave. I could, of course, be wrong. But rarely.

posted by billsaysthis at 03:56 PM on January 09

bill I think you're right. The little I found on Leinart and the Lloyds of London policy points to his father ponying up $20k for the premium. I'm gonna go bitch slap my boss now. Sorry for the misinformation.

posted by willthrill72 at 04:38 PM on January 09

Give him one for me, for insulting my alma mater when we're already down.

posted by billsaysthis at 07:12 PM on January 10

#1 houston reggie bush still the best #2 new orleans vince young sorry leinart #3 tennessee d'brickashaw ferguson leinart passes out at draft table #4 n.y jets matt leinart bye pennington thanks for nothing #5green bay deangelo williams nfc r.o.y #6 oakland a.j hawk al davis just lose baby

posted by s-unit 1982 at 11:04 AM on February 03

#7 san fransico demeco ryans #8 buffalo jay cutler steals from lions for trade #9 detroit matt millen never know he will draft another wide out or something stupid (santonio holmes) #10 mario willams

posted by s-unit 1982 at 11:17 AM on February 03

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