2007 NFL Re-draft Part Two
Part two of an NFL Re-Draft where teams draft with a "what we know now" mentality.
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No.17 Overall – Denver Broncos:
Actual: DE – Jarvis Moss
Redraft: OL – Marshall Yanda – Iowa
Yanda is one of the best guards in the league and the Broncos have suffered through some mediocre guard play for years so it’s a perfect fit.
No.18 Overall – Cincinnati Bengals:
Actual: CB – Leon Hall
Redraft: RB – Ahmad Bradshaw – Marshall
The Bengals have lined up some scrubs at RB over the past few years. Bradshaw was a huge steal in the actual draft but only falls to 18th here.
No.19 Overall – Tennessee Titans:
Actual: S – Michael Griffin
Redraft: S – LaRon Landry – LSU
The Titans don’t get Michael Griffin but they do get LaRon Landry who nonetheless is still a very good safety.
No.20 Overall – New York Giants:
Actual: CB – Aaron Ross
Redraft: LB – Paul Posluszny – Penn State
The Giants LBs haven’t been particularly strong for a while, so a solid producer like Posluszny would’ve been a helpful addition.
No. 21 Overall – Jacksonville Jaguars:
Actual: S – Reggie Nelson
Redraft: WR – Sidney Rice – South Carolina
The Jaguars eventually drafted Mike Sims Walker, but he was never any good so the Jags would instead take the best remaining receiver in Rice.
No. 22 Overall – Cleveland Browns:
Actual: QB – Brady Quinn
Redraft: OT – Doug Free – Northern Illinois
The Browns didn’t get Joe Thomas with their first pick in the first round, but they get the best remaining OT on the board in Free to fill the spot.
No. 23 Overall – Kansas City Chiefs:
Actual: Dwayne Bowe
Redraft: QB – Kevin Kolb – Houston
The first and only QB that’s going to go in the draft finally comes off the board at 23. Kolb doesn’t look like much, but there is the chance he could become a franchise QB and besides, he’s better than anything Kansas City has had for years.
No.24 Overall – New England Patriots:
Actual: S – Brandon Meriweather
Redraft: RB – Marshawn Lynch – California
I can’t think of a pick that really fits, but Marshawn Lynch would be the most talented back the Pats have had on their team in recent years and with a competent QB and good O-line, maybe he would’ve become the player we expected.
No.25 Overall – Carolina Panthers:
Actual: LB – Jon Beason
Redraft: C – Ryan Kalil – USC
Once again, the Panthers would select Kalil, albeit a round earlier because he’s proven that he’s a top centre when not injured.
No.26 Overall – Dallas Cowboys:
Actual: LB Anthony Spencer
Redraft: CB – Aaron Ross – Texas
Aaron Ross is a pretty good player who would’ve helped a Cowboys secondary who began to falter at the end of the past decade.
No. 27 Overall – New Orleans Saints:
Actual: WR – Robert Meachem
Redraft: TE – Zach Miller – Arizona State
It’s not that this is a need or anything, but the Saints were in a good position to take a playmaker and adding Miller would’ve just made a scary offense scarier.
No. 28 Overall – San Francisco 49ers:
Actual: OT – Joseph Staley
Redraft: S – Brandon Meriweather – Miami (FL)
Whilst Brandon Meriweather is quite overrated, he’s still a decent enough starter and in this draft devoid of talent, provides good value at this stage.
No. 29 Overall – Baltimore Ravens:
Actual: OG – Ben Grubbs
Redraft: OG – Ben Grubbs – Auburn
This pick worked out pretty well for the Ravens as they’ve gotten a guard who should start for a decade for them.
No. 30 Overall – San Diego Chargers:
Actual: WR – Buster Davis
Redraft: OG/T – Justin Blalock
The Chargers have had offensive line problems for a while now and Blalock has turned out to be a decent player at the Falcons.
No. 31 Overall – Chicago Bears:
Actual: TE – Greg Olsen
Redraft: TE – Greg Olsen – Miami (FL)
Screw Mike Martz. The Bears hit on this pick the first time and would love to still have a weapon for their QB to throw to.
No. 32 Overall – Indianapolis Colts:
Actual: WR – Anthony Gonzalez
Redraft: LB – Clint Session – Pittsburgh
The Colts originally drafted Session in the 4th. He was a decent linebacker during his stay at the Colts and they probably wish they still had him.