Ed Bouchette's 2009 NFL Mock Draft
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1. Matthew Stafford Detroit QB
Ht: 6-2 | Wt: 225 | School: Georgia | The other candidates exhale in relief.
2. Jason Smith St. Louis OT
Ht: 6-5 | Wt: 309 | School: Baylor | Or, they will select OT Eugene Monroe.
3. Eugene Monroe Kansas City OT
Ht: 6-5 | Wt: 309 | School: Virginia | If Rams go for Monroe, Chiefs take Smith.
4. Aaron Curry Seattle LB
Ht: 6-1 | Wt: 254 | School: Wake Forest | Lot of speculation about a quarterback here.
5. Michael Crabtree Cleveland WR
Ht: 6-1 | Wt: 215 | School: Texas Tech | Someone to replace Braylon Edwards and start the rebuilding, again.
6. Andre Smith Cincinnati OT
Ht: 6-4 | Wt: 332 | School: Alabama | New block for once outstanding line that has crumbled.
7. Jeremy Maclin Oakland WR
Ht: 6-0 | Wt: 198 | School: Missouri | Al likes speed and offense and QB Russell needs a target.
8. B.J. Raji Jacksonville DT
Ht: 6-1 | Wt: 337 | School: Boston College | Trade down highly possible here.
9. Tyson Jackson Green Bay DE
Ht: 6-4 | Wt: 286 | School: LSU | Perfect fit as Packers switch to a 3-4 defense.
10. Aaron Maybin San Francisco DE
Ht: 6-3 | Wt: 249 | School: Penn State | A DE in college, Maybin is a good fit in the 3-4 that Mike Singletary wants.
11. Brian Orakpo Buffalo DE
Ht: 6-3 | Wt: 263 | School: Texas | Fills the Bills' biggest need.
12. Mark Sanchez Denver QB
Ht: 6-2 | Wt: 227 | School: USC | Foils Redskins and should be better than Matt Cassel.
13. Brian Cushing Washington LB
Ht: 6-2 | Wt: 243 | School: USC | Wanted a QB but will settle on one of the OLBs.
14. Malcom Jenkins New Orleans CB
Ht: 6-0 | Wt: 204 | School: Ohio State | Best defensive back in the draft, might play safety.
15. Clay Matthews Houston LB
Ht: 6-3 | Wt: 240 | School: USC | Top need and will take best-available OLB unless Texans trade here.
16. Chris "Beanie" Wells San Diego RB
Ht: 6-1 | Wt: 235 | School: Ohio State | Chargers looking ahead to life without L.T.
17. Josh Freeman N.Y. Jets QB
Ht: 6-5 | Wt: 248 | School: Kansas State | Jets currently have no quarterback.
18. Peria Jerry Denver DT
Ht: 6-1 | Wt: 299 | School: Mississippi | Broncos need defense badly and could opt for Larry English here.
19. Vontae Davis Tampa Bay CB
Ht: 5-11 | Wt: 203 | School: Illinois | Prefer a DT but will go with next-best corner.
20. Rey Maualuga Detroit LB
Ht: 6-1 | Wt: 249 | School: USC | Lions might go DT but opt instead for middle LB.
21. Knowshon Moreno Philadelphia RB
Ht: 5-10 | Wt: 217 | School: Georgia | Eagles need to ease back the load on Brian Westbrook, 30.
22. Michael Oher Minnesota OT
Ht: 6-4 | Wt: 309 | School: Mississippi | Vikings also need wide receivers but can't pass on Oher.
23. Robert Ayers New England DE
Ht: 6-3 | Wt: 272 | School: Tennessee | Patriots would love to trade up and take Tyson Jackson.
24. Larry English Atlanta LB
Ht: 6-2 | Wt: 255 | School: N. Illinois | Falcons wanted TE here until they got Tony Gonzalez in a trade.
25. Darius Butler Miami CB
Ht: 5-10 | Wt: 183 | School: Connecticut | While Dolphins need a receiver, they also need a starting corner.
26. Brandon Pettigrew Baltimore TE
Ht: 6-5 | Wt: 263 | School: Oklahoma State | Heap on the downswing he past two seasons.
27. Darius Hayward-Bey Indianapolis WR
Ht: 6-0 | Wt: 210 | School: Maryland | Colts need to provide Peyton with a new target.
28. Everette Brown Buffalo DE
Ht: 6-1 | Wt: 256 | School: Florida State | If he slips this far, Bills will get great value for their pass rush.
29. Hakeem Nicks N.Y. Giants WR
Ht: 6-0 | Wt: 212 | School: North Carolina | With Plaxico gone, this Manning also needs a new target.
30. Kenny Britt Tennessee WR
Ht: 6-2 | Wt: 218 | School: Rutgers | Joins Nate Washington to boost Titans' passing game.
31 Donald Brown Arizona RB
Ht: 5-10 | Wt: 210 | School: Connecticut | To replace Edgerrin James, expected to be released soon.
32. Evander "Ziggy" Hood Steelers DE
Ht: 6-2 | Wt: 300 | School: Missouri | Time to prepare for the defensive line of next decade.
First Published April 25, 2009 12:00 am