2009 Mock Draft 2.0

Steve Dugas, Draft Guru

August 26, 2009

What a difference a few weeks makes. With only a handful of players remaining in the same spot from Mock Draft 1.0, Steve thinks the draft remains fluid with only one week to go. One definite constant remains though - Matthew Stafford at #1 to the Merry Men.

Michael Crabtree Michael Crabtree jumps all the way up to #2 in Mock Draft 2.0 despite his continued 49ers holdout

#1 Ludke's Merry Men: Matthew Stafford QB Detroit Lions

Stafford is still the pick as we are just a week from the draft. Some of the running backs in this draft class are starting to nip at Stafford's heels but at the end of the day the Merry Men still need a franchise quarterback if they are to ever contend for the playoffs again.

#2 Memphis Brothers: Michael Crabtree WR San Francisco 49ers

Crabtree rockets up the big board despite his continued holdout. Bri has been burned a few too many times lately drafting running backs early and will try a different strategy in 2009. Crabtree will likely sign before the season kicks off and can probably be making an impact on the Brothers roster by Week 6.

#3 Burger Buddies: Mark Sanchez QB New York Jets

Mark Sanchez has had a strong preseason and it's starting to look like he is going to get drafted a lot higher than originally thought. The guess is that the Buddies change their minds on Moreno and select Sanchez with an eye towards winning a title in 2010.

#4 Big Boys: Donald Brown RB Indianapolis Colts

The Big Boys hold steady from Mock Draft 1.0 and Donald Brown is still the pick. Brown has had a very strong preseason and will be a good building block for a franchise in desperate need of them.

#5 Mexican Humping Beans: Shonn Greene RB New York Jets

Bobby still gets his guy in Shonn Greene with the fifth pick in the draft. LeSean McCoy has had a great preseason and makes this a difficult decision but every once in a while you just have to go with the player on your favorite team as a tie breaker.

#6 Asian Orangutangs: Chris Wells RB Arizona Cardinals

Wells has been dinged up and missed most of training camp, causing him to fall a little ways down the board. Wells could go as high as the top 3 or we could see him sink like a stone all the way to #10. It should be interesting to see who has it in them to pass on a player who has the size and skills to be a monster in the NFL.

#7 Fightin' Mallards: LeSean McCoy RB Philadelphia Eagles

After watching more than my share of Eagles games in four years of college, I have to say that they are one of my least favorite teams in the NFL, but after seeing what McCoy can do there is just no way I could not draft him should he still be available in the seven slot.

#8 Cuban Refugees: Percy Harvin WR Minnesota Vikings

After watching 100+ hours of college game film of Harvin and Maclin, Aceto makes his pick and goes with Florida's jack-of-all-trades. It would be tough for Aceto to pass on Knowshon Moreno but he needs to focus on filling out the WR corps.

Knowshon Moreno Knowshon Moreno is stunned when he opens up Steve's new mock draft and sees himself at #9

#9 High 5'n White Guys: Knowshon Moreno RB Denver Broncos

Spraining his MCL causes Moreno to miss valuable practice time and costs him millions of dollars in bonus money as he drops out of the YFFL top 5 draft picks. If the White Guys were to land Moreno and then find a starting QB in Round 2, the Dragons and Mallards are going to have their hands full in the NFC East.

#10 Mexican Humping Beans: Jeremy Maclin WR Philadelphia Eagles

Bobby has accepted that everything has to go right for the Beans in 2009 to make the playoffs, so he will instead focus on loading up for 2010. Maclin might not make a huge impact in year one but he is primed to be a monster once he learns the west coast offense after playing in a spread attack in college.

#11 Mexican Humping Beans: Chaz Schilens WR Oakland Raiders

The Beans continue to rebuild their receiving corps after losing Burress to prison and take Raider standout Schilens despite being projected to miss the first month of the season due to a broken foot. Schilens has flashed big play potential all offseason and looked good in the first preseason game.

#12 Hoochie Llamas: Kenny Britt WR Tennessee Titans

The Llamas are waiting with baited breath to see if Britt gets past the Beans and into a Llamas uniform. Britt has continued to play well this preseason and is now solidly a first round pick.

#13 Apple Eaters: Darrius Heyward-Bey WR Oakland Raiders

Chris thrusts his fist into the air as he lands the first WR/RB taken in the 2009 NFL draft. Heyward-Bey got off to a horrendous start in training camp but has finally been catching balls and has the type of speed that, combined with Russell's arm, could lead to lots of bombs for TDs.

#14 UCornn Huskers: Hakeem Nicks WR New York Giants

While Nicks has fallen behind Hixon in Giants camp, he still possesses the most potential and should ultimately be the best of all the Giants WRs available.

#15 UCornn Huskers: Glen Coffee RB San Francisco 49ers

Kevin snatchs Coffee away from Jon's outstretched arms at the last second as he takes a flier on a player that has boom or bust potential. After watching some preseason highlights, this pick has a better chance of being a boom pick.

#16 Snapdragons: Brandon Pettigrew TE Detroit Lions

Jon still has a glaring hole at TE and he maintains the pick from Mock 1.0 in Pettigrew. The young Detroit Lion has been banged up in camp and will have to convince Jon he can be the player the Dragons need before the trigger is pulled on this pick.