1.5 Arizona Cardinals: Alan Branch, DT, Michigan- With the pieces in place at the skill positions, the Cardinals need to bolster their Offensive Line and defense before they can take off. Other options: Gaines Adams, Leon Hall
1.24 New England Patriots (from Seattle): Daymeion Hughes, CB, California- It seems that Bill Belichick can insert whoever he wants into his defense and still have it be successful, but Samuel could be walking. Other options: Dwayne Bowe, Jarvis Moss
There’s my first one-round mock of the draft season. There are some picks I’m not happy about, particularly in the middle of the draft, but this is a work in progress that will be sorted out as stuff like the combine, free agency and workouts pass.
This week and next leading up to the Super Bowl, I was planning on doing a position by position breakdown and preview, but because NFL.com’s playoff stat page isn’t working, I can’t do what I wanted to. It’s pretty pathetic how the website of possibly the most popular sports league in the world can’t even manage a key component of their site.