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Official Huddle Mock Draft #1: Performance/12 Team
June 23, 2005

The following mock draft considered a standard performance scoring of 1/10 rush and receive yards, 1/20 passing yards, 2 point conversion are two fantasy points each participant, all touchdowns are six except passing is four. Kickers receive the NFL points from their kicks and defenses have one point sacks and turnovers, two point safeties and six point touchdowns.

Draft by Round

Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4
1 RB Tomlinson,Lad. 1 RB Dillon,Corey 1 RB Westbrook,Brian 1 RB Arrington,J.J.
2 RB Alexander,Shaun 2 RB Jackson,Steven 2 RB Bennett,Michael 2 RB Benson,Cedric
3 RB James,Edgerrin 3 RB Barber,Tiki 3 WR Harrison,Marvin 3 WR Jackson,Darrell
4 RB Holmes,Priest 4 QB Culpepper,Daunte 4 QB McNabb,Donovan 4 TE Gonzalez,Tony
5 RB McAllister,Deuce 5 WR Moss,Randy 5 WR Johnson,Andre 5 RB Williams,Carnell
6 QB Manning,Peyton 6 WR Owens,Terrell 6 RB Bell,Tatum 6 WR Smith,Steve
7 RB Lewis,Jamal 7 RB Johnson,Rudi 7 RB Brown,Chris 7 WR Williams,Roy
8 RB McGahee,Willis 8 RB Green,Ahman 8 RB Brown,Ronnie 8 WR Burleson,Nate
9 RB Jones,Kevin 9 RB Martin,Curtis 9 WR Walker,Javon 9 TE Gates,Antonio
10 RB Portis,Clinton 10 RB Jordan,Lamont 10 WR Ward,Hines 10 TE Witten,Jason
11 RB Davis,Domanick 11 WR Johnson,Chad 11 WR Horn,Joe 11 WR Clayton,Michael
12 RB Jones,Julius 12 WR Holt,Torry 12 WR Wayne,Reggie 12 WR Bennett,Drew
Round 5 Round 6 Round 7 Round 8
1 RB Barlow,Kevan 1 WR Porter,Jerry 1 RB Moore,Mewelde 1 WR Branch,Deion
2 RB Dunn,Warrick 2 WR Kennison,Eddie 2 QB Collins,Kerry 2 RB Jones,Thomas
3 WR Boldin,Anquan 3 WR Mason,Derrick 3 RB Faulk,Marshall 3 TE Crumpler,Alge
4 WR Coles,Laveranues 4 RB Suggs,Lee 4 WR Smith,Rod 4 RB Buckhalter,Correll
5 RB Taylor,Fred 5 WR Bruce,Isaac 5 QB Hasselbeck,Matt 5 QB Plummer,Jake
6 RB Staley,Duce 6 QB Bulger,Marc 6 WR Burress,Plaxico 6 WR McCardell,Keenan
7 RB Foster,De'shaun 7 WR Stokley,Brandon 7 Def Ravens 7 RB Henry,Travis
8 WR Smith,Jimmy 8 WR Evans,Lee 8 QB Delhomme,Jake 8 WR Houshmandzadeh
9 WR Fitzgerald,Larry 9 RB Johnson,Larry 9 WR Chambers,Chris 9 RB Toefield,Labrandon
10 QB Vick,Michael 10 QB Green,Trent 10 WR Moulds,Eric 10 WR Colbert,Keary
11 WR Driver,Donald 11 WR Lelie,Ashley 11 WR Muhammad,M. 11 TE Shockey,Jeremy
12 TE Heap,Todd 12 TE Clark,Dallas 12 QB Favre,Brett 12 WR Moss,Santana
Round 9 Round 10 Round 11 Round 12
1 WR Caldwell,Reche 1 WR Edwards,Braylon 1 QB Carr,David 1 Def Steelers
2 RB Duckett,T.J. 2 TE Cooley,Chris 2 WR Stallworth,Donte' 2 PK Graham,Shayne
3 RB Shelton,Eric 3 RB Davis,Stephen 3 PK Akers,David 3 Def Eagles
4 Def Bills 4 RB Droughns,Reuben 4 RB Gore,Frank 4 WR Givens,David
5 TE McMichael,Randy 5 TE Johnson,Eric 5 QB Leftwich,Byron 5 WR Toomer,Amani
6 TE Wiggins,Jermaine 6 QB Palmer,Carson 6 Def Panthers 6 PK Longwell,Ryan
7 TE Smith,L.J. 7 QB McNair,Steve 7 WR Davis,Andre' 7 WR McCareins,Justin
8 Def Patriots 8 RB Bettis,Jerome 8 PK Vanderjagt,Mike 8 RB Clarett,Maurice
9 WR Rogers,Charles 9 WR Johnson,Keys. 9 RB Blaylock,Derrick 9 WR Lloyd,Brandon
10 RB Pittman,Michael 10 WR Williamson,Troy 10 TE Franks,Bubba 10 Def Bears
11 QB Brooks,Aaron 11 QB Brees,Drew 11 QB Roethlisberger,B. 11 Def Redskins
12 QB Brady,Tom 12 PK Vinatieri,Adam 12 WR Calico,Tyrone 12 TE Graham,Daniel
Round 13 Round 14 Round 15 Round 16
1 QB Griese,Brian 1 PK Reed,Jeff 1 PK Kaeding,Nate 1 RB Barber,Marion
2 WR Robinson,Marcus 2 WR Galloway,Joey 2 RB Rhodes,Dominic 2 TE Williams,Boo
3 QB Boller,Kyle 3 WR Randle El,Ant. 3 WR Booker,Marty 3 PK Janikowski,Seb.
4 QB Harrington,Joey 4 PK Elam,Jason 4 WR Engram,Bobby 4 QB Pennington,Chad
5 WR Williams,Mike 5 RB Fason,Ciatrick 5 Def Vikings 5 TE Pollard,Marcus
6 RB Griffin,Quentin 6 RB Davenport,Najeh 6 WR Glenn,Terry 6 PK Brown,Josh
7 RB Taylor,Chester 7 TE Watson,Ben 7 WR Jenkins,Michael 7 PK Stover,Matt
8 RB Thomas,Anthony 8 TE Troupe,Ben 8 PK Wilkins,Jeff 8 Def Colts
9 Def Buccaneers 9 Def Falcons 9 Def Bengals 9 PK Lindell,Rian
10 QB Warner,Kurt 10 RB Zereoue,Amos 10 Def Cowboys 10 TE Jolley,Doug
11 RB Shipp,Marcel 11 Def Jets 11 Def Lions 11 PK Carney,John
12 TE Putzier,Jeb 12 Def Broncos 12 Def Chargers 12 RB Chatman,Jesse
Round 17 Round 18            
1 WR Clayton,Mark 1 PK Brien,Doug            
2 TE Jones,Freddie 2 PK Feely,Jay            
3 Def Raiders 3 PK Dawson,Phil            
4 PK Tynes,Lawrence 4 PK Edinger,Paul            
5 PK Nugent,Mike 5 Def Chiefs            
6 Def Jaguars 6 TE Johnson,Teyo            
7 Def Dolphins 7 PK Kasay,John            
8 WR Parker,Samie 8 PK Mare,Olindo            
9 TE Kleinsasser,Jim 9 TE Stevens,Jerramy            
10 RB Green,William 10 PK Brown,Kris            
11 Def Packers 11 PK Hanson,Jason            
12 RB Cobbs,Cedric 12 Def Giants            

Draft by Position

Quarterbacks Tight Ends Placekickers Team Defenses
1.06 Manning,Peyton 4.04 Gonzalez,Tony 10.12 Vinatieri,Adam 7.07 Ravens
2.04 Culpepper,Daunte 4.09 Gates,Antonio 11.03 Akers,David 9.04 Bills
3.04 McNabb,Donovan 4.10 Witten,Jason 11.08 Vanderjagt,Mike 9.08 Patriots
5.10 Vick,Michael 5.12 Heap,Todd 12.02 Graham,Shayne 11.06 Panthers
6.06 Bulger,Marc 6.12 Clark,Dallas 12.06 Longwell,Ryan 12.01 Steelers
6.10 Green,Trent 8.03 Crumpler,Alge 14.01 Reed,Jeff 12.03 Eagles
7.02 Collins,Kerry 8.11 Shockey,Jeremy 14.04 Elam,Jason 12.10 Bears
7.05 Hasselbeck,Matt 9.05 McMichael,Randy 15.01 Kaeding,Nate 12.11 Redskins
7.08 Delhomme,Jake 9.06 Wiggins,Jermaine 15.08 Wilkins,Jeff 13.09 Buccaneers
7.12 Favre,Brett 9.07 Smith,L.J. 16.03 Janikowski,Seb. 14.09 Falcons
8.05 Plummer,Jake 10.02 Cooley,Chris 16.06 Brown,Josh 14.11 Jets
9.11 Brooks,Aaron 10.05 Johnson,Eric 16.07 Stover,Matt 14.12 Broncos
9.12 Brady,Tom 11.10 Franks,Bubba 16.09 Lindell,Rian 15.05 Vikings
10.06 Palmer,Carson 12.12 Graham,Daniel 16.11 Carney,John 15.09 Bengals
10.07 McNair,Steve 13.12 Putzier,Jeb 17.04 Tynes,Lawrence 15.10 Cowboys
10.11 Brees,Drew 14.07 Watson,Ben 17.05 Nugent,Mike 15.11 Lions
11.01 Carr,David 14.08 Troupe,Ben 18.01 Brien,Doug 15.12 Chargers
11.05 Leftwich,Byron 16.02 Williams,Boo 18.02 Feely,Jay 16.08 Colts
11.11 Roethlisberger,B. 16.05 Pollard,Marcus 18.03 Dawson,Phil 17.03 Raiders
13.01 Griese,Brian 16.10 Jolley,Doug 18.04 Edinger,Paul 17.06 Jaguars
13.03 Boller,Kyle 17.02 Jones,Freddie 18.07 Kasay,John 17.07 Dolphins
13.04 Harrington,Joey 17.09 Kleinsasser,Jim 18.08 Mare,Olindo 17.11 Packers
13.10 Warner,Kurt 18.06 Johnson,Teyo 18.10 Brown,Kris 18.05 Chiefs
16.04 Pennington,Chad 18.09 Stevens,Jerramy 18.11 Hanson,Jason 18.12 Giants
Running Backs Wide Receivers
1.01 Tomlinson,Lad. 5.07 Foster,De'shaun 2.05 Moss,Randy 7.09 Chambers,Chris
1.02 Alexander,Shaun 6.04 Suggs,Lee 2.06 Owens,Terrell 7.10 Moulds,Eric
1.03 James,Edgerrin 6.09 Johnson,Larry 2.11 Johnson,Chad 7.11 Muhammad,M.
1.04 Holmes,Priest 7.01 Moore,Mewelde 2.12 Holt,Torry 8.01 Branch,Deion
1.05 McAllister,Deuce 7.03 Faulk,Marshall 3.03 Harrison,Marvin 8.06 McCardell,Keenan
1.07 Lewis,Jamal 8.02 Jones,Thomas 3.05 Johnson,Andre 8.08 Houshmandzadeh
1.08 McGahee,Willis 8.04 Buckhalter,Correll 3.09 Walker,Javon 8.10 Colbert,Keary
1.09 Jones,Kevin 8.07 Henry,Travis 3.10 Ward,Hines 8.12 Moss,Santana
1.10 Portis,Clinton 8.09 Toefield,Labrandon 3.11 Horn,Joe 9.01 Caldwell,Reche
1.11 Davis,Domanick 9.02 Duckett,T.J. 3.12 Wayne,Reggie 9.09 Rogers,Charles
1.12 Jones,Julius 9.03 Shelton,Eric 4.03 Jackson,Darrell 10.01 Edwards,Braylon
2.01 Dillon,Corey 9.10 Pittman,Michael 4.06 Smith,Steve 10.09 Johnson,Keys.
2.02 Jackson,Steven 10.03 Davis,Stephen 4.07 Williams,Roy 10.10 Williamson,Troy
2.03 Barber,Tiki 10.04 Droughns,Reuben 4.08 Burleson,Nate 11.02 Stallworth,Donte'
2.07 Johnson,Rudi 10.08 Bettis,Jerome 4.11 Clayton,Michael 11.07 Davis,Andre'
2.08 Green,Ahman 11.04 Gore,Frank 4.12 Bennett,Drew 11.12 Calico,Tyrone
2.09 Martin,Curtis 11.09 Blaylock,Derrick 5.03 Boldin,Anquan 12.04 Givens,David
2.10 Jordan,Lamont 12.08 Clarett,Maurice 5.04 Coles,Laveranues 12.05 Toomer,Amani
3.01 Westbrook,Brian 13.06 Griffin,Quentin 5.08 Smith,Jimmy 12.07 McCareins,Justin
3.02 Bennett,Michael 13.07 Taylor,Chester 5.09 Fitzgerald,Larry 12.09 Lloyd,Brandon
3.06 Bell,Tatum 13.08 Thomas,Anthony 5.11 Driver,Donald 13.02 Robinson,Marcus
3.07 Brown,Chris 13.11 Shipp,Marcel 6.01 Porter,Jerry 13.05 Williams,Mike
3.08 Brown,Ronnie 14.05 Fason,Ciatrick 6.02 Kennison,Eddie 14.02 Galloway,Joey
4.01 Arrington,J.J. 14.06 Davenport,Najeh 6.03 Mason,Derrick 14.03 Randle El,Ant.
4.02 Benson,Cedric 14.10 Zereoue,Amos 6.05 Bruce,Isaac 15.03 Booker,Marty
4.05 Williams,Carnell 15.02 Rhodes,Dominic 6.07 Stokley,Brandon 15.04 Engram,Bobby
5.01 Barlow,Kevan 16.01 Barber,Marion 6.08 Evans,Lee 15.06 Glenn,Terry
5.02 Dunn,Warrick 16.12 Chatman,Jesse 6.11 Lelie,Ashley 15.07 Jenkins,Michael
5.05 Taylor,Fred 17.10 Green,William 7.04 Smith,Rod 17.01 Clayton,Mark
5.06 Staley,Duce 17.12 Cobbs,Cedric 7.06 Burress,Plaxico 17.08 Parker,Samie

Draft by Team

Team #1 - Swampnuts  Team #2 - Rhino's Rowdies
Final Roster By Round Final Roster By Round
11.01 QB Carr,David 1.01 RB Tomlinson,Lad. 7.02 QB Collins,Kerry 1.02 RB Alexander,Shaun
13.01 QB Griese,Brian 2.12 WR Holt,Torry 10.11 QB Brees,Drew 2.11 WR Johnson,Chad
1.01 RB Tomlinson,Lad. 3.01 RB Westbrook,Brian 1.02 RB Alexander,Shaun 3.02 RB Bennett,Michael
3.01 RB Westbrook,Brian 4.12 WR Bennett,Drew 3.02 RB Bennett,Michael 4.11 WR Clayton,Michael
5.01 RB Barlow,Kevan 5.01 RB Barlow,Kevan 5.02 RB Dunn,Warrick 5.02 RB Dunn,Warrick
7.01 RB Moore,Mewelde 6.12 TE Clark,Dallas 9.02 RB Duckett,T.J. 6.11 WR Lelie,Ashley
16.12 RB Chatman,Jesse 7.01 RB Moore,Mewelde 15.02 RB Rhodes,Dominic 7.02 QB Collins,Kerry
2.12 WR Holt,Torry 8.12 WR Moss,Santana 2.11 WR Johnson,Chad 8.11 TE Shockey,Jeremy
4.12 WR Bennett,Drew 9.01 WR Caldwell,Reche 4.11 WR Clayton,Michael 9.02 RB Duckett,T.J.
8.12 WR Moss,Santana 10.12 PK Vinatieri,Adam 6.11 WR Lelie,Ashley 10.11 QB Brees,Drew
9.01 WR Caldwell,Reche 11.01 QB Carr,David 11.02 WR Stallworth,Donte' 11.02 WR Stallworth,Donte'
17.01 WR Clayton,Mark 12.12 TE Graham,Daniel 13.02 WR Robinson,Marcus 12.11 DEF Redskins
6.12 TE Clark,Dallas 13.01 QB Griese,Brian 8.11 TE Shockey,Jeremy 13.02 WR Robinson,Marcus
12.12 TE Graham,Daniel 14.12 DEF Broncos 17.02 TE Jones,Freddie 14.11 DEF Jets
10.12 PK Vinatieri,Adam 15.01 PK Kaeding,Nate 16.11 PK Carney,John 15.02 RB Rhodes,Dominic
15.01 PK Kaeding,Nate 16.12 RB Chatman,Jesse 18.11 PK Hanson,Jason 16.11 PK Carney,John
14.12 DEF Broncos 17.01 WR Clayton,Mark 12.11 DEF Redskins 17.02 TE Jones,Freddie
18.12 DEF Giants 18.12 DEF Giants 14.11 DEF Jets 18.11 PK Hanson,Jason

Plan: RB, WR, RB, WR, RB
After starting with Tomlinson, took the best WR with Holt and then scooped up Westbrook over Chris Brown and all the rookies. Likely safer IF Westbrook remains healthy though his role will likely be reduced anyway. Grabbed Bennett at the end of the 4th and then used his 5th to get a back-up RB in Barlow who was the last starting RB to get besides Dunn.

Waited until the 11th to get his first QB so at best this team will have average QB points and could be a liability. Some upside in Mewelde Moore, Caldwell and Clayton. Pick of Clark at the 6.12 may have been early but a swing slot either takes someone early or gets a steal late.

Overall, Tomlinson will have to carry this team and Westbrook/Barlow cannot disappoint or LT won't be enough. Waiting so long on QB hurt the team considering he could have had Brooks, Brady or Palmer with his 9.01 pick instead of Caldwell. LT, Holt and maybe Clark seem only difference makers.

Plan Grade: C

Plan: RB, WR, RB, WR, RB
Like Team #1, grabbed RB in Alexander and then Chad Johnson with the 2.11. Risky pick of Bennett with the 3.02 that may not be there when he needs him. Went back to WR with Clayton and then used 5.02 to grab Dunn.

Grabbed nice value of Shockey with the 8.11 and took an optimistic swing at the fence with Collins at QB with the 7.02 over Hasselbeck and Favre. Backed him up with Brees in the 10th as a nice fallback. Solid on defense.

Overall, team doesn't seem very stocked but a closer look bumps up the grade. Should be okay at QB as long as it sorts it self out quickly and love Dunn and Duckett as RB depth. Even if Bennett gets hurt - this team will always have someone to plug in. Doesn't hurt either that I love his first four WRs and all but Clayton have at least decent upside. Could be in a little trouble with injury to Shockey but there's decent depth all around on this team.

Plan Grade: A-

Team #3 – darin3 Team #4 – M Ranger
Final Roster By Round Final Roster By Round
6.10 QB Green,Trent 1.03 RB James,Edgerrin 3.04 QB McNabb,Donovan 1.04 RB Holmes,Priest
13.03 QB Boller,Kyle 2.10 RB Jordan,Lamont 13.04 QB Harrington,Joey 2.09 RB Martin,Curtis
1.03 RB James,Edgerrin 3.03 WR Harrison,Marvin 1.04 RB Holmes,Priest 3.04 QB McNabb,Donovan
2.10 RB Jordan,Lamont 4.10 TE Witten,Jason 2.09 RB Martin,Curtis 4.09 TE Gates,Antonio
7.03 RB Faulk,Marshall 5.03 WR Boldin,Anquan 6.09 RB Johnson,Larry 5.04 WR Coles,Laveranues
9.03 RB Shelton,Eric 6.10 QB Green,Trent 8.09 RB Toefield,Labrandon 6.09 RB Johnson,Larry
14.10 RB Zereoue,Amos 7.03 RB Faulk,Marshall 11.04 RB Gore,Frank 7.04 WR Smith,Rod
3.03 WR Harrison,Marvin 8.10 WR Colbert,Keary 5.04 WR Coles,Laveranues 8.09 RB Toefield,Labrandon
5.03 WR Boldin,Anquan 9.03 RB Shelton,Eric 7.04 WR Smith,Rod 9.04 DEF Bills
8.10 WR Colbert,Keary 10.10 WR Williamson,Troy 10.09 WR Johnson,Keys. 10.09 WR Johnson,Keys.
10.10 WR Williamson,Troy 11.03 PK Akers,David 12.09 WR Lloyd,Brandon 11.04 RB Gore,Frank
15.03 WR Booker,Marty 12.10 DEF Bears 15.04 WR Engram,Bobby 12.09 WR Lloyd,Brandon
4.10 TE Witten,Jason 13.03 QB Boller,Kyle 4.09 TE Gates,Antonio 13.04 QB Harrington,Joey
16.10 TE Jolley,Doug 14.10 RB Zereoue,Amos 18.09 TE Stevens,Jerramy 14.09 DEF Falcons
11.03 PK Akers,David 15.03 WR Booker,Marty 16.09 PK Lindell,Rian 15.04 WR Engram,Bobby
18.10 PK Brown,Kris 16.10 TE Jolley,Doug 17.04 PK Tynes,Lawrence 16.09 PK Lindell,Rian
12.10 DEF Bears 17.03 DEF Raiders 9.04 DEF Bills 17.04 PK Tynes,Lawrence
17.03 DEF Raiders 18.10 PK Brown,Kris 14.09 DEF Falcons 18.09 TE Stevens,Jerramy

Plan: RB, RB, WR, TE, WR
Without looking at names, the plan seems pretty tried and true at the #3 spot. Took Edgerrin and then Jordan which cleared out Tier 3 RBs just in time. Still reached always solid Harrison and then nabbed Witten for a difference maker at TE - just missed Gates by one pick so Witten was a little early. Probably was too excited about getting Gates... but didn't.

Picked up Trent Green with the 6.10 and visited WR every few picks to take best value. Must like CHI defense more than most but Akers was nice with the 11.03.

Overall, Green is solid at QB but Boller will likely not be a factor even if needed. RB depth with Faulk may be okay and Shelton is everyone's favorite "sleeper". Zereoue likely a wasted pick but nice starters and backups at TE and PK and WR should be at least average with the chance to be very good. DEF not going to be difference maker here. Ended with a solid team but will need some expectations to be exceeded to become a great team.

Plan Grade: B

Plan: RB, RB, QB, TE, WR
Fourth pick made the choice every draft sees now or at the 3rd pick - take Holmes or not? By the 4th pick, it's almost impossible to ignore what Holmes can do and yet not possible to accept the big risk of injury. Went with safe pick of Martin at the 2.09 which was likely wise and then took McNabb with the 3.04 as final Tier 1 QB on board.

Could not resist Gates with the 4.09 pick and after four picks looked very strong. However - WR did not start until 5.04 and Coles is better cast as a WR2 not WR1. Then had to take Larry Johnson with the 6th before someone stole him and rendered the Holmes pick as wasted late in the season. After that, it was mostly chasing needs instead of value picks.

Toefield could be the JAX starter and Gore a nice risk pick. At best these WR's will be only average. Strong at QB and starting RB, TE and DEF and weak at WR and PK but those are the two areas easiest to upgrade on the waiver wire. Taking an early QB and TE, along with having to get LJ was probably too much to aim for as other positions were being stripped.

Plan Grade: C

Team #5 - georgemoe Team #6 -  rhippens
Final Roster By Round Final Roster By Round
7.05 QB Hasselbeck,Matt 1.05 RB McAllister,Deuce 1.06 QB Manning,Peyton 1.06 QB Manning,Peyton
11.05 QB Leftwich,Byron 2.08 RB Green,Ahman 10.07 QB McNair,Steve 2.07 RB Johnson,Rudi
1.05 RB McAllister,Deuce 3.05 WR Johnson,Andre 2.07 RB Johnson,Rudi 3.06 RB Bell,Tatum
2.08 RB Green,Ahman 4.08 WR Burleson,Nate 3.06 RB Bell,Tatum 4.07 WR Williams,Roy
5.05 RB Taylor,Fred 5.05 RB Taylor,Fred 5.06 RB Staley,Duce 5.06 RB Staley,Duce
10.08 RB Bettis,Jerome 6.08 WR Evans,Lee 8.07 RB Henry,Travis 6.07 WR Stokley,Brandon
12.08 RB Clarett,Maurice 7.05 QB Hasselbeck,Matt 13.06 RB Griffin,Quentin 7.06 WR Burress,Plaxico
3.05 WR Johnson,Andre 8.08 WR Houshmandzadeh 4.07 WR Williams,Roy 8.07 RB Henry,Travis
4.08 WR Burleson,Nate 9.05 TE McMichael,Randy 6.07 WR Stokley,Brandon 9.06 TE Wiggins,Jermaine
6.08 WR Evans,Lee 10.08 RB Bettis,Jerome 7.06 WR Burress,Plaxico 10.07 QB McNair,Steve
8.08 WR Houshmandzadeh 11.05 QB Leftwich,Byron 12.07 WR McCareins,Justin 11.06 DEF Panthers
13.05 WR Williams,Mike 12.08 RB Clarett,Maurice 15.06 WR Glenn,Terry 12.07 WR McCareins,Justin
9.05 TE McMichael,Randy 13.05 WR Williams,Mike 9.06 TE Wiggins,Jermaine 13.06 RB Griffin,Quentin
14.08 TE Troupe,Ben 14.08 TE Troupe,Ben 14.07 TE Watson,Ben 14.07 TE Watson,Ben
17.05 PK Nugent,Mike 15.05 DEF Vikings 16.07 PK Stover,Matt 15.06 WR Glenn,Terry
18.08 PK Mare,Olindo 16.08 DEF Colts 18.07 PK Kasay,John 16.07 PK Stover,Matt
15.05 DEF Vikings 17.05 PK Nugent,Mike 11.06 DEF Panthers 17.06 DEF Jaguars
16.08 DEF Colts 18.08 PK Mare,Olindo 17.06 DEF Jaguars 18.07 PK Kasay,John

Plan: RB, RB, WR, WR, RB
This is a standard plan for a mid-draft slot and usually works out well. Started with McAllister and Green, then grabbed two upper tier WR in Andre Johnson and Burleson for a nice 1-2 at WR. Went back for backup RB and took Fred Taylor which could be a feast or famine risk.

Took Hasselbeck in the 7th as an excellent value and still reached McMichael in the 9th for the final Tier 2 TE (AKA tight ends that matter). Waiting until the final rounds for DEF and PK mean there'll be no difference makers there but should manage to produce average number from his selections.

Overall, this team (like most mid-draft slots) has no tier one players from any position but is rock solid in depth and upside. With players like Taylor, Bettis and Clarett, Troupe and Mike Williams, there is a ton of both upside and risk here. Depending on injuries and luck, this team could be a top team or a bottom team and most likely will end about where he drafted.

Plan Grade: B

Plan:QB, RB, RB, WR, RB
By mid-round, Manning is always an option that gets harder to pass by - but one that comes with a price. Had to take RB's with the next two picks and ended up with the 15th and 21st best RBs. Had to get a WR which Roy Williams was best available and could be okay. Got a steal with Staley at the 5.06 but while others were warming up to QB, this team had to look at finding best values left at RB and WR.

Pick of Wiggins at the 9.06 was earlier than needed and he just missed McMichael by one pick. Tier 3 TE's could wait for a few more rounds. Should be fine at DEF and PK - no less than average with some upside there.

Overall, this team took the Manning plunge and had the same problems round 1 QB's always create - had to chase to get average RBs and then later take some risk moves like Henry hoping to get lucky. After Manning, there are no players on the team that are in the top 12 in their position. Manning is a treasure to be sure, but not one that comes cheaply this year. This team is basically Manning and just average players which is what happens normally with taking a QB at the 1.06.

Plan Grade: C+

Team #7 - Knights O Knee Team #8 - Muck
Final Roster By Round Final Roster By Round
6.06 QB Bulger,Marc 1.07 RB Lewis,Jamal 7.08 QB Delhomme,Jake 1.08 RB McGahee,Willis
10.06 QB Palmer,Carson 2.06 WR Owens,Terrell 8.05 QB Plummer,Jake 2.05 WR Moss,Randy
1.07 RB Lewis,Jamal 3.07 RB Brown,Chris 1.08 RB McGahee,Willis 3.08 RB Brown,Ronnie
3.07 RB Brown,Chris 4.06 WR Smith,Steve 3.08 RB Brown,Ronnie 4.05 RB Williams,Carnell
5.07 RB Foster,De'shaun 5.07 RB Foster,De'shaun 4.05 RB Williams,Carnell 5.08 WR Smith,Jimmy
13.07 RB Taylor,Chester 6.06 QB Bulger,Marc 13.08 RB Thomas,Anthony 6.05 WR Bruce,Isaac
14.06 RB Davenport,Najeh 7.07 DEF Ravens 14.05 RB Fason,Ciatrick 7.08 QB Delhomme,Jake
2.06 WR Owens,Terrell 8.06 WR McCardell,Keenan 2.05 WR Moss,Randy 8.05 QB Plummer,Jake
4.06 WR Smith,Steve 9.07 TE Smith,L.J. 5.08 WR Smith,Jimmy 9.08 DEF Patriots
8.06 WR McCardell,Keenan 10.06 QB Palmer,Carson 6.05 WR Bruce,Isaac 10.05 TE Johnson,Eric
11.07 WR Davis,Andre' 11.07 WR Davis,Andre' 12.05 WR Toomer,Amani 11.08 PK Vanderjagt,Mike
15.07 WR Jenkins,Michael 12.06 PK Longwell,Ryan 17.08 WR Parker,Samie 12.05 WR Toomer,Amani
9.07 TE Smith,L.J. 13.07 RB Taylor,Chester 10.05 TE Johnson,Eric 13.08 RB Thomas,Anthony
18.06 TE Johnson,Teyo 14.06 RB Davenport,Najeh 16.05 TE Pollard,Marcus 14.05 RB Fason,Ciatrick
12.06 PK Longwell,Ryan 15.07 WR Jenkins,Michael 11.08 PK Vanderjagt,Mike 15.08 PK Wilkins,Jeff
16.06 PK Brown,Josh 16.06 PK Brown,Josh 15.08 PK Wilkins,Jeff 16.05 TE Pollard,Marcus
7.07 DEF Ravens 17.07 DEF Dolphins 9.08 DEF Patriots 17.08 WR Parker,Samie
17.07 DEF Dolphins 18.06 TE Johnson,Teyo 18.05 DEF Chiefs 18.05 DEF Chiefs

Plan: RB, WR, RB, WR, RB
Started out with Lewis which was a bit high for my tastes and followed him up With Owens than back to get Chris Brown. Went back to WR for Steve Smith and then settled on Foster as RB3.

Loved what happened next - grabbed great value in Bulger then took BAL (a round early really) and later picks of L.J. Smith and Palmer have great upside this year. Longwell should be fine to very good at PK and got Taylor to backup Lewis.

Overall, I didn't agree with the actual players in every case but the plan seemed to work very well. Lot of risk in Owens, Brown, Foster and Steve Smith comes off injury (but should be fine). For a set of starters, this team looks pretty good with some nice difference makers in Owens, Bulger and BAL, probably good on RB (though risky) and WR depth has nice upside. Cannot deny the risk in many of the players, but cannot deny this plan looks like it worked well for a mid-draft slot

Plan Grade: B+

Plan: RB, WR, RB, RB, WR
Went after McGahee and then took Moss with the 2.05 - big drop there from most drafts. Still reached Ronnie Brown with the 3.08 and more surprisingly, caught Carnell Williams with the 4.04 - another surprising drop. Major start there with some fortuitous players falling.

Rounded out WR with Smith and Bruce for a solid group and used the 7.08 for Delhomme though I would have taken Favre there. Picked up NE with the 9.08 and by the 10.05, Johnson was all that was left for TE. With Vanderjagt and Wilkins, likely has the best set of kickers in the league.

Overall, this plan worked great. Three starting RBs, best WR with solid (though decidely aging) WR depth. Weakness really only at TE but strength at RB clearly an advantage. Change a few names and I would love to own this team. Did take a few KC players but oddly none of the ones that matter. This is a team that should prove solid throughout with big time upside in three RBs. Have to love that. Maybe it was just how the draft broke out, but he was there for some great values.

Plan Grade: A

Team #9 - THE D0G TEAM Team #10 -  Bloody Pants
Final Roster By Round Final Roster By Round
2.04 QB Culpepper,Daunte 1.09 RB Jones,Kevin 5.10 QB Vick,Michael 1.10 RB Portis,Clinton
16.04 QB Pennington,Chad 2.04 QB Culpepper,Daunte 13.1 QB Warner,Kurt 2.03 RB Barber,Tiki
1.09 RB Jones,Kevin 3.09 WR Walker,Javon 1.10 RB Portis,Clinton 3.10 WR Ward,Hines
6.04 RB Suggs,Lee 4.04 TE Gonzalez,Tony 2.03 RB Barber,Tiki 4.03 WR Jackson,Darrell
8.04 RB Buckhalter,Correll 5.09 WR Fitzgerald,Larry 9.10 RB Pittman,Michael 5.10 QB Vick,Michael
10.04 RB Droughns,Reuben 6.04 RB Suggs,Lee 10.03 RB Davis,Stephen 6.03 WR Mason,Derrick
11.09 RB Blaylock,Derrick 7.09 WR Chambers,Chris 17.10 RB Green,William 7.10 WR Moulds,Eric
3.09 WR Walker,Javon 8.04 RB Buckhalter,Correll 3.10 WR Ward,Hines 8.03 TE Crumpler,Alge
5.09 WR Fitzgerald,Larry 9.09 WR Rogers,Charles 4.03 WR Jackson,Darrell 9.10 RB Pittman,Michael
7.09 WR Chambers,Chris 10.04 RB Droughns,Reuben 6.03 WR Mason,Derrick 10.03 RB Davis,Stephen
9.09 WR Rogers,Charles 11.09 RB Blaylock,Derrick 7.10 WR Moulds,Eric 11.10 TE Franks,Bubba
12.04 WR Givens,David 12.04 WR Givens,David 14.03 WR Randle El,Ant. 12.03 DEF Eagles
4.04 TE Gonzalez,Tony 13.09 DEF Buccaneers 8.03 TE Crumpler,Alge 13.10 QB Warner,Kurt
17.09 TE Kleinsasser,Jim 14.04 PK Elam,Jason 11.10 TE Franks,Bubba 14.03 WR Randle El,Ant.
14.04 PK Elam,Jason 15.09 DEF Bengals 16.03 PK Janikowski,Seb. 15.10 DEF Cowboys
18.04 PK Edinger,Paul 16.04 QB Pennington,Chad 18.03 PK Dawson,Phil 16.03 PK Janikowski,Seb.
13.09 DEF Buccaneers 17.09 TE Kleinsasser,Jim 12.03 DEF Eagles 17.10 RB Green,William
15.09 DEF Bengals 18.04 PK Edinger,Paul 15.10 DEF Cowboys 18.03 PK Dawson,Phil

Plan: RB, QB, WR, TE, WR
This is a fascinating plan that tries to compensate drafting late and yet still three spots away from the swing. Took Kevin Jones and then grabbed Culpepper for a great QB. Walker at WR a nice value and then Gonzalez at TE gives him the best there. After 5 picks, he has a nice RB, the best QB (arguably anyway) and TE and a top 5 WR. That is nice. And then...

Waiting until round 6 for RB2 landed Suggs and was probably lucky to get him. Buckhalter in the 8.04 might end up the starter and Droughns has upside relative to the 10.04 pick. DId a decent job on WR depth given what was still there to choose from. Elam as the 7th kicker taken is plain stealing.

Overall, I liked what this plan tried to do and the results are interesting. Great players in Culpepper, Gonzalez and very solid with Kevin Jones and Walker. Didn't care for Fitzgerald over Driver, Porter or Mason. If this team gets either Suggs, Buckhalter or Droughns to hit, it could surprise. RB depth always scary but drafter tried against the grain moves and it worked for the most part.

Plan Grade: B+

Plan: RB, RB, WR, WR, QB
Pretty standard approach for a 10th pick with pretty standard results. Nice value with Portis at the 1.10 and Barber at the 2.03. Then went after WR with Ward and Jackson before using the 5.1o to take Vick (who I admittedly would never draft). Vick could have been Bulger. Personal preference and all.

Surprisingly mined WR again in the 6th and 7th and took name players of Mason and Moulds who both could have down years. Crumpler at the 8.03 solid pick at a good spot. Used 11.10 to get Franks in case Crumpler crumples but likely a bit early.

Overall, this built a solid team though not one that appears right now to be a challenger. All RB depth could be worthless when needed and WRs read like ex-studs of the past on the downslide (but should be at least solid in fairness). Using a standard approach produced no apparent difference makers on the team and it appears to be headed right for the middle of the standings to me. Safe plan but only ended up with a team that will aspire to be just good - not likely ever great.

Plan Grade: B-

Team #11 -  Green Dragons Team #12 - Jumpin Johnies
Final Roster By Round Final Roster By Round
9.11 QB Brooks,Aaron 1.11 RB Davis,Domanick 7.12 QB Favre,Brett 1.12 RB Jones,Julius
11.11 QB Roethlisberger,B. 2.02 RB Jackson,Steven 9.12 QB Brady,Tom 2.01 RB Dillon,Corey
1.11 RB Davis,Domanick 3.11 WR Horn,Joe 1.12 RB Jones,Julius 3.12 WR Wayne,Reggie
2.02 RB Jackson,Steven 4.02 RB Benson,Cedric 2.01 RB Dillon,Corey 4.01 RB Arrington,J.J.
4.02 RB Benson,Cedric 5.11 WR Driver,Donald 4.01 RB Arrington,J.J. 5.12 TE Heap,Todd
8.02 RB Jones,Thomas 6.02 WR Kennison,Eddie 16.01 RB Barber,Marion 6.01 WR Porter,Jerry
13.11 RB Shipp,Marcel 7.11 WR Muhammad,M. 17.12 RB Cobbs,Cedric 7.12 QB Favre,Brett
3.11 WR Horn,Joe 8.02 RB Jones,Thomas 18.01 RB Anderson,Mike 8.01 WR Branch,Deion
5.11 WR Driver,Donald 9.11 QB Brooks,Aaron 3.12 WR Wayne,Reggie 9.12 QB Brady,Tom
6.02 WR Kennison,Eddie 10.02 TE Cooley,Chris 6.01 WR Porter,Jerry 10.01 WR Edwards,Braylon
7.11 WR Muhammad,M. 11.11 QB Roethlisberger,B. 8.01 WR Branch,Deion 11.12 WR Calico,Tyrone
14.02 WR Galloway,Joey 12.02 PK Graham,Shayne 10.01 WR Edwards,Braylon 12.01 DEF Steelers
10.02 TE Cooley,Chris 13.11 RB Shipp,Marcel 11.12 WR Calico,Tyrone 13.12 TE Putzier,Jeb
16.02 TE Williams,Boo 14.02 WR Galloway,Joey 5.12 TE Heap,Todd 14.01 PK Reed,Jeff
12.02 PK Graham,Shayne 15.11 DEF Lions 13.12 TE Putzier,Jeb 15.12 DEF Chargers
18.02 PK Feely,Jay 16.02 TE Williams,Boo 14.01 PK Reed,Jeff 16.01 RB Barber,Marion
15.11 DEF Lions 17.11 DEF Packers 12.01 DEF Steelers 17.12 RB Cobbs,Cedric
17.11 DEF Packers 18.02 PK Feely,Jay 15.12 DEF Chargers 18.01 RB Anderson,Mike

Plan: RB, RB, WR, RB, WR
Used the back swing to get Davis (great value) and Jackson (bit early maybe) and then WR1 was locked down with Horn. Benson at the 4.02 may never happen again this year. Mined the WR with Driver, Kennison and Muhammad.

Waited until 9.11 to get QB in Brooks (nice value) and TE Cooley at 10.02 likely not the best choice for TE1 though personally I like him a lot. DEF and PK are mostly throw ins that will not make any difference and could even be a liability since none of them are clearly better than the other.

Overall, this team got lucky at QB and RB to be sure and it made a huge difference. Even backed up Benson with Jones. WRs will be at least good with a chance for nice numbers every week. Bottom part of roster nothing special. Disliked the Roethlisberger pick as QB2 but his strength is at RB and WR and should be okay at QB. The rest score less anyway and could be finagled through the waiver wire if needed. For a backend swing, this plan worked out fine and in this particular draft worked great with a few very fortuitous drops of players.

Plan Grade: B

Plan: RB, RB, WR, RB, TE
Like team #11, this team grabbed Julius Jones and Dillon for a great swing start, then tabbed Wayne and went back to find J.J. Arrington still there at the 4.01. Little surprising he passed on Benson, but the step down is nothing huge and with rookies - who knows really?

Grabbed Heap at the 5.12 which seems much too early to me given the changes in BAL and likely would be stronger looking had he been Kennison or Mason and taken a TE with his 7/8 swing. PIT fell to him at the 12.01 for a nice pick.

Overall, this team used a similar strategy to team #11 but with slightly better results since he has Favre over Brooks and the same strengths at RB and WR. There is great upside on all the WR and nice backups for RBs for insurance purposes. This team could surprise and I liked it a bit more than what happened next door as it played out in this draft. Both teams got RB3 as top rookie runners which cannot be counted on. Room to grow and some nice players to watch.

Plan Grade: B+