2004 Mock Draft

Steve Dugas, Draft Guru

September 01, 2004

1. Cuban Refugees Stephen Jackson STL - While Jackson will not be a NFL starter right away, he is perhaps the best player in the draft. The Refugees are building for the future and when they are ready to compete again this kid will be a key building block.
2. Fightin' Mallards Kevin Jones DET - While the Mallards have entertained offers for this pick, they will probably stay here and take the next best running back available. The Mallards feel they have enough future starting quarterbacks on their roster to avoid selecting Eli Manning.
3. Apple Eaters Kellen Winslow Jr. CLE - Davidson loves to draft highly touted tight ends and will take the NFL's next great one to round out the Eaters roster.
4. White Guys Larry Fitzgerald ARZ - With Winslow going the pick before, Aceto will try to strengthen his wide receiver core. Fitzgerald could impact the league the way Randy Moss did as long as someone can get him the ball.
5. Big Boys Julius Jones DAL - Davidson loves Cowboy running backs and will pass over Eli Manning to bring this new horse into the stable.
6. Burger Buddies Eli Manning NYG - Mike always seems to have great quarterbacks fall into his lap and he will not hesitate on this one either. In Manning he gets a good backup for injury prone Vick or great trade bait a season or two down the road.
7. Hoochie Llamas Roy Williams DET - With all the top running backs selected, Kev goes for the best player available. Williams will team with Johnson to give Kev one of the best pairs of young receivers in the league.
8. Chunky Chickens Phillip Rivers SD - With a team as stacked as this one, Mike will bring in Rivers to compete with Drew Brees for the 3rd string quarterback job and to run the scout team.
9. Ludke's Merry Men Chris Perry CIN - It would be surprising to see the Merry Men keep this pick; they have been involved in trade rumors with at least three teams. If the Merry Men stay here they will select some insurance for Rudi Johnson.
10. Ucornn Huskers Keary Colbert CAR - The Huskers are looking for depth at wide receiver and will take Colbert in what will turn out to be a crap-shoot as to who in the pack will turn out to be a consistent fantasy producer.
11. Snapdragons Tim Rattay SF - Jon loves San Francisco QB's and needs to have a starter to back up his stud, Peyton Manning.
12. Market Thugs Reggie Williams JAC - Bobby would be very happy to get this giant receiver into camp. He has always had a soft spot in his heart for Jags and needs to fill the void left by Jimmy Smith.
13. Bear Poop Damien Anderson ARZ - The Poop need a starting running back and since Emmitt Smith will lose his job by week two Bri (actually Kris Bean) will take a chance on this kid.
14. Memphis Brothers Ben Roethlisberger PIT - This guy could turn out to be the steal of the draft falling all the way to 14. As soon as he finds his way into the Steelers lineup he will make a solid backup for Carson Palmer.
15. Humping Beans Tatum Bell DEN - Sansone loves running backs and will take this one thinking that he will be the starter in Denver by the end of the year.
16. Market Thugs Michael Jenkins ATL - The Super Bowl Champs take a chance with this kid and give him a shot to see what he's got.