Well, it’s Mike Mulligan’s mock draft. A few thoughts:
Is it me or does Virginia offensive lineman Branden Albert seem like this year’s version of Jonathan Sullivan? Sullivan was a defensive tackle that flew up everyone’s draft board in 2003, the Saints traded up to get him, and he was a complete bust in the NFL, now out of the league.
Speaking of the 2003 draft, if anyone is still feeling bad about the Bears taking Michael Haynes at 14 and Rex Grossman at 22, remember that they would have taken the consensus fourth-best player in DT Dwayne Robertson had they not traded their pick. And now Robertson, after failing with the Jets, has been traded to the Broncos for a case of Pepsi. So things could be worse, worse like taking Cedric Benson with the fifth overall pick. Wait, that did happen to the Bears.
I’m not sure that I believe the Patriots are going to take a linebacker from this year’s crop with the seventh pick. And despite the smokescreen that Ryan Clady is falling way down the board, it looks like he might still be taken high.
I do agree with Mulligan that the Chiefs have to be looking for an offensive tackle in this year’s tackle-rich draft, so as he points out, if Kansas City doesn’t grab a lineman with their first selection, the Bears damn well better move up to make sure KC can’t sneak in front of them to get the last of the top tackles, like Chris Williams.
It will be fun, but unfortunately I won’t be able to watch it. More back here on Monday, discussing the new Chicago Bears.