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Buffalo Rumblings Mock Draft, V1.5

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Way back on February 9, I, your humble narrator, attempted to prognosticate the NFL Draft a full two and a half months before it took place - not just for our beloved Buffalo Bills, but the whole kit and caboodle. Since that date, however, the NFL Combine has shaken up draft boards, and on a more community-related note, we've added three more authors. With the free agent signing period set to start at the stroke of midnight tomorrow night (or Friday morning, however you'd like to view it), it made sense for us to put together one last mock draft before player movement changes the entire outlook of the draft - just so we can say "man, were we off".

So, over the past few days, Kurupt, sireric, jri111 and myself have been throwing together a two-round mock. The results weren't perfect, in our estimation, but they're certainly worth considering. Below is our Round One results; Round Two is beyond the jump for the purposes of preserving front-page space. We urge you to ask questions about our rationale behind picks if you have them - we're ready to take any criticism our draft brings about.

2008 Buffalo Rumblings Pre-FA Mock Draft
Pick Team Player Pos. College Drafter
1 Miami Dolphins Chris Long DE Virginia jri111
2 St. Louis Rams Jake Long OT Michigan sireric
3 Atlanta Falcons Sedrick Ellis DT USC Brian
4 Oakland Raiders Darren McFadden RB Arkansas sireric
5 Kansas City Chiefs Ryan Clady OT Boise State sireric
6 New York Jets Glenn Dorsey DT LSU jri111
7 New England Patriots Leodis McKelvin CB Troy State jri111
8 Baltimore Ravens Matt Ryan QB Boston College Kurupt
9 Cincinnati Bengals Vernon Gholston DE Ohio State Kurupt
10 New Orleans Saints Keith Rivers LB USC Brian
11 Buffalo Bills Kentwan Balmer DT North Carolina jri111
12 Denver Broncos Kenny Phillips S Miami (FL) sireric
13 Carolina Panthers Rashard Mendenhall RB Illinois Brian
14 Chicago Bears Chris Williams OT Vanderbilt Kurupt
15 Detroit Lions Mike Jenkins CB South Florida Kurupt
16 Arizona Cardinals Jonathan Stewart RB Oregon sireric
17 Minnesota Vikings Derrick Harvey DE Florida Kurupt
18 Houston Texans Aqib Talib CB Kansas Brian
19 Philadelphia Eagles Phillip Merling DE Clemson jri111
20 Tampa Bay Buccaneers DeSean Jackson WR California Brian
21 Washington Redskins Calais Campbell DE Miami (FL) jri111
22 Dallas Cowboys Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie CB Tennessee State jri111
23 Pittsburgh Steelers Jeff Otah OT Pittsburgh Kurupt
24 Tennessee Titans Limas Sweed WR Texas Brian
25 Seattle Seahawks Carl Nicks OL Nebraska sireric
26 Jacksonville Jaguars Malcolm Kelly WR Oklahoma Brian
27 San Diego Chargers Pat Sims DT Auburn sireric
28 Dallas Cowboys Early Doucet WR LSU jri111
29 San Francisco 49ers Quentin Groves DE Auburn sireric
30 Green Bay Packers Reggie Smith CB Oklahoma Kurupt
31 New England Patriots *pick void - violation of NFL rules* N/A
32 New York Giants Brandon Flowers CB VA Tech jri111
ROUND TWO
Pick Team Player Pos. College Drafter
33 Miami Dolphins Gosder Cherilus OT Boston College jri111
34 St. Louis Rams James Hardy WR Indiana sireric
35 Atlanta Falcons Joe Flacco QB Delaware Brian
36 Kansas City Chiefs Dre Moore DT Maryland sireric
37 New York Jets Lawrence Jackson DE USC jri111
38 Oakland Raiders Branden Albert OG Virginia sireric
39 Baltimore Ravens Patrick Lee CB Auburn Kurupt
40 San Francisco 49ers Dan Connor LB Penn State sireric
41 New Orleans Saints Trevor Laws DT Notre Dame Brian
42 Buffalo Bills Devin Thomas WR Michigan State jri111
43 Denver Broncos Fred Davis TE USC sireric
44 Carolina Panthers Brian Brohm QB Louisville Brian
45 Chicago Bears Andre Woodson QB Kentucky Kurupt
46 Detroit Lions Sam Baker OT USC Kurupt
47 Cincinnati Bengals Erin Henderson LB Maryland Kurupt
48 Minnesota Vikings Mario Manningham WR Michigan Kurupt
49 Atlanta Falcons Felix Jones RB Arkansas Brian
50 Philadelphia Eagles Charles Godfrey CB Iowa jri111
51 Arizona Cardinals Martellus Bennett TE Texas A&M sireric
52 Washington Redskins Tracy Porter CB Indiana jri111
53 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Marcus Harrison DT Arkansas Brian
54 Pittsburgh Steelers DaJuan Morgan S N.C. State Kurupt
55 Tennessee Titans Chris Johnson RB East Carolina Brian
56 Seattle Seahawks Matt Forte RB Tulane sireric
57 Cleveland Browns Jamaal Charles RB Texas Kurupt
58 Miami Dolphins Chad Henne QB Michigan jri111
59 Jacksonville Jaguars Chris Ellis DE Virginia Brian
60 Indianapolis Colts Tavares Gooden LB Miami (FL) Brian
61 Green Bay Packers Xavier Adibi LB VA Tech Kurupt
62 Dallas Cowboys Ray Rice RB Rutgers jri111
63 New England Patriots Phillip Wheeler LB GA Tech jri111
64 New York Giants Thomas Decoud S California jri111