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August 20, 2008

Rivals.com Expert Draft

Rivals.com's recruiting analysts are putting their knowledge of top prospects to the test and going head-to-head in the Rivals.com Expert Draft for the Class of 2009. Follow the action pick-by-pick for all 22 rounds as Jeremy Crabtree, Mike Farrell, Jamie Newberg, Bobby Burton, Barry Every and Barton Simmons select their ultimate teams from the stars of tomorrow.

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Round 1
1. Jamie Newberg
Pick: QB Matt Barkley, Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei
Reason: In my opinion, the top pro-style QB of this decade.
2. Jeremy Crabtree
Pick: DE Devon Kennard, Phoenix (Ariz.) Desert Vista
Reason: Strongside, weakside, run stopper, pass rusher, Kennard can do it all and is my pick for the No. 2 pick overall.
3. Barton Simmons
Pick: WR Rueben Randle, Bastrop, La.
Reason: At wide receiver there is Rueben Randle and then there is everyone else. This Larry Fitzgerald clone is a sure thing on the next level.
4. Barry Every
Pick: OT Chris Faulk, Slidell (La.) Northshore
Reason: There is a real shortage of offensive tackles nationally this season. This may be the most athletic tackle prospect in the nation.
5. Mike Farrell
Pick: LB Jelani Jenkins, Wheaton (Md.) Good Counsel
Reason: I'll begin to build my defense around one of the fastest and athletic linebackers to come around in years.
6. Bobby Burton
Pick: DT Jamarkus McFarland, Lufkin, Texas
Reason: No grade issues; can anchor a defensive unit.
Round 2
7. Bobby Burton
Pick: LB Vontaze Burfict, Corona (Calif.) Centennial
Reason: Big-time playmaker at perhaps the key defensive position.
8. Mike Farrell
Pick: CB Dre Kirkpatrick, Gadsden (Ala.) Gadsden City
Reason: Great size, strength and quickness for the cornerback position, he'll shut down one side for me.
9. Barry Every
Pick: OT Morgan Moses, Richmond (Va.) Meadowbrook
Reason: Now I have the best run-blocking tackle and this will enable me to run the clock out in the fourth quarter on my opponents.
10. Barton Simmons
Pick: RB Trent Richardson, Pensacola (Fla.) Escambia
Reason: The most unique back in the country, Trent can be your homerun threat or pound out the clock late.
11. Jeremy Crabtree
Pick: DE Donte Moss, Jacksonville (N.C.) Northside
Reason: Will team with Kennard to form a great combination at both end spots.
12. Jamie Newberg
Pick: DT Jacobbi McDaniel, Greenville (Fla.) Madison
Reason: Quick and powerful d-tackle prospect that will be one of the center pieces of this defense.
Round 3
13. Jamie Newberg
Pick: LB Manti Te'o, Honolulu (Hi.) Punahou
Reason: No. 1 rated inside 'backer in the nation that plays with great range and great intensity.
14. Jeremy Crabtree
Pick: DT Chris Davenport, Mansfield, La.
Reason: An athletic defensive tackle that moves like a dancing bear is hard to find, but Davenport fills the bill here to go along with the threats at DE on the roster.
15. Barton Simmons
Pick: OT Nick Alajajian, Naples, Fla.
Reason: With elite tackles limited in this class, I'm scooping up Alajajian while he's still on the board.
16. Barry Every
Pick: DE Malliciah Goodman, Florence (S.C.) West Florence
Reason: Has all the tools and hasn't even come close to reaching his full potential; can play both WDE and SDE.
17. Mike Farrell
Pick: OL Garrett Porter, Odessa (Texas) Permian
Reason: A run on tackles has begun and there aren't many out there with Porter's smarts and mobility.
18. Bobby Burton
Pick: DL William Campbell, Detroit (Mich.) Cass Tech
Reason: Powerful first step and a natural football player.
Round 4
19. Bobby Burton
Pick: DL Sheldon Richardson, St. Louis (Mo.) Gateway High
Reason: Special prospect; has the size to play inside with the speed to play outside.
20. Mike Farrell
Pick: RB Bryce Brown, Wichita (Kan.) Wichita East
Reason: The most surefire NFL running back in this year's class will lead my running game.
21. Barry Every
Pick: DE Alex Okafor, Pflugerville, Texas
Reason: So fast off the edge, I really feel sorry for my opponents' quarterbacks with him and Goodman coming off the edge.
22. Barton Simmons
Pick: CB Darius Winston, West Helena (Ark.) Central
Reason: I've got my lock-down corner in Winston: big, fast and physical, he'll take away one side of the field.
23. Jeremy Crabtree
Pick: OT Xavier Nixon, Fayetteville (N.C.) Jack Britt
Reason: He can pull from the tackle position, which takes great lateral movement.
24. Jamie Newberg
Pick: CB Branden Smith, Atlanta (Ga.) Washington
Reason: The fastest CB in the country with great ball skills.
Round 5
25. Jamie Newberg
Pick: ATH Patrick Hall, Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure
Reason: Gonna line up this fantastic athlete at safety. He can do it all.
26. Jeremy Crabtree
Pick: OT Kevin Graf, Agoura, Calif.
Reason: The only guy that could remotely slow down the nation's best defensive linemen in one-on-one battles. With Nixon at the LT, Graf perfectly fits the RT spot.
27. Barton Simmons
Pick: WR Andre Debose, Sanford (Fla.) Seminole
Reason: With Randle lining up at the X, putting Debose in the slot makes this the scariest receiver tandem imaginable.
28. Barry Every
Pick: RB Christine Michael, Beaumont (Texas) West Brook
Reason: I want a back that can do it all, run, run block, pass block and be a threat as a receiver. This is the only one I believe that can do all those things.
29. Mike Farrell
Pick: QB Aaron Murray, Tampa (Fla.) Plant
Reason: Arguably the best pure college quarterback prospect in the country, I'll overlook size and take production under center.
30. Bobby Burton
Pick: OL D.J. Fluker, Foley, Ala.
Reason: Moving him to the O side of the ball where he was dominant at Alabama camp.
Round 6
31. Bobby Burton
Pick: OL Michael Philipp, San Bernardino (Calif.) Arroyo Valley
Reason: Hard-nosed interior guy; will battle all comers.
32. Mike Farrell
Pick: WR Randall Carroll, Los Angeles (Calif.) Cathedral
Reason: The next DeSean Jackson will be a nightmare for opposing teams in the slot.
33. Barry Every
Pick: TE Logan Thomas, Lynchburg (Va.) Brookville
Reason: There is a shortage of top-flight tight ends, and this guy is tall, fast and has peach basket-sized hands.
34. Barton Simmons
Pick: LB Nico Johnson, Andalusia, Ala.
Reason: I need to get defensive and Nico Johnson is the perfect linebacker to build a defense around.
35. Jeremy Crabtree
Pick: QB Russell Shepard, Houston (Texas) Cypress Ridge
Reason: Athletically he can kill you in a number of different ways, so expect Shepard to be used in a variety of ways, especially as a play-making dual-threat quarterback.
36. Jamie Newberg
Pick: SLB Jarvis Jones, Columbus (Ga.) Carver
Reason: He'll line up at SAM giving this team great athletic ability from the outside.
Round 7
37. Jamie Newberg
Pick: WLB Dorian Bell, Monroeville (Pa.) Gateway
Reason: See Jones with perhaps better speed. What an LB corps with this group - Jones, Bell and T'eo.
38. Jeremy Crabtree
Pick: CB Gabe Lynn, Jenks, Okla.
Reason: A fundamentally sound cornerback that also is a special teams terror.
39. Barton Simmons
Pick: DE Melvin Fellows, Garfield Heights, Ohio
Reason: Fellows is an offensive lineman's worst nightmare, great size and explosive at the point of attack.
40. Barry Every
Pick: S Craig Loston, Aldine (Texas) Eisenhower
Reason: He will be the general for my secondary with track-star speed, he may also return KO for my team.
41. Mike Farrell
Pick: LB Shayne Skov, Pawling (N.Y.) Trinity Pawling
Reason: He'll be SAM backer with his size, coverage ability and range and will compliment Jenkins on the opposite side.
42. Bobby Burton
Pick: OL Mason Walters, Wolfforth (Texas) Frenship
Reason: Towering linemen with the feet to play outside and the chops to play inside
Round 8
43. Bobby Burton
Pick: OL Chris Watt, Glen Ellyn (Ill.) Glenbard West
Reason: Another hard-nosed mauler that can run and pass block.
44. Mike Farrell
Pick: WR Jheranie Boyd, Gastonia (N.C.) Ashbrook
Reason: Can't believe a 6-2, 185-pounder with 10.6 100 meter speed and a 40-inch vertical is still on the board.
45. Barry Every
Pick: RB Cierre Wood, Oxnard (Calif.) Santa Clara
Reason: Once he hits that hole it is off to the races, also has excellent hands out of backfield.
46. Barton Simmons
Pick: LB Jon Bostic, Wellington (Fla.) Palm Beach Central
Reason: Can play inside or outside for me as a linebacker with great athleticism.
47. Jeremy Crabtree
Pick: S Jamie Wood, Pickerington (Ohio) Central
Reason: The No. 1 player in Ohio is now off the board. Wood could play a ton of different spots even some on offense as he averaged more than 20 yards a reception in 2007 but he'll be the rangy safety that can also lock you down in coverage situations.
48. Jamie Newberg
Pick: DE Sam Montgomery, Greenwood, S.C.
Reason: Speedy edge rusher that has a great first step. New to the game with great upside.
Round 9
49. Jamie Newberg
Pick: OT Marcus Hall, Cleveland (Ohio) Glenville
Reason: Will protect the blindside of Barkley. One of the top left tackles in the nation.
50. Jeremy Crabtree
Pick: CB C.J. Barnett, Clayton (Ohio) Northmont
Reason: Tall, rangy cornerback can hang with more physical receivers with his size, but also has plenty of speed to keep up with the faster guys.
51. Barton Simmons
Pick: OL Eric Shrive, Scranton (Pa.) West Scranton
Reason: The last elite tackle on the board. At 6-foot-7, Shrive will make a perfect book end.
52. Barry Every
Pick: QB Richard Brehaut, Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) Los Osos
Reason: The quarterback I've wanted all along. He can make all the throws and has very good accuracy.
53. Mike Farrell
Pick: DE Ryne Giddins, Seffner (Fla.) Armwood
Reason: I need a pass rusher and Giddins is one of the best in the country at getting after the quarterback.
54. Bobby Burton
Pick: ATH David Wilson, Danville (Va.) George Washington
Reason: Home run speed and never goes down easy.
Round 10
55. Bobby Burton
Pick: WR Patrick Patterson, Macon (Miss.) Noxubee County
Reason: Huge, productive target; he will play hurt.
56. Mike Farrell
Pick: DT Gary Brown, Quincy (Fla.) West Gadsden
Reason: His 26 sacks as a junior will go well with Giddins 21 and give me a push up the middle.
57. Barry Every
Pick: LB Frankie Telfort, Miami (Fla.) Gulliver Prep
Reason: Linebacker MVP at the Miami Nike Camp, fast and competitive.
58. Barton Simmons
Pick: DE Fletcher Cox, Yazoo City, Miss.
Reason: My be a stretch picking him here but I can't take the risk of a 6-4, 240-pounder with sub-4.5 speed leaving the board. He'll complement Fellows nicely.
59. Jeremy Crabtree
Pick: DT Corey Adams, Scottsdale (Ariz.) Saguaro
Reason: A nice athletic compliment to go with Chris Davenport at defensive tackle.
60. Jamie Newberg
Pick: WR Marlon Brown, Memphis (Tenn.) Harding Academy
Reason: Can't believe he's still on the board. He does things with the ball that 6-5 WRs shouldn't be able to do.
Round 11
61. Jamie Newberg
Pick: C John Martinez, Salt Lake City (Utah) Cottonwood
Reason: Combo guard/center that will start out at center. Smart and very athletic.
62. Jeremy Crabtree
Pick: S T.J. McDonald, Fresno (Calif.) Edison
Reason: He showed this summer that he's a physical defensive back and will be a great fit for strong safety in this defense. But he doesn't have trouble hanging with speedier receivers, either.
63. Barton Simmons
Pick: QB Tyrik Rollison, Sulphur Springs, Texas
Reason: Rarely will you see a quarterback with Rollison's athleticism that can throw that pretty of a deep ball. He's the perfect run-pass threat for my offense.
64. Barry Every
Pick: CB Janzen Jackson, Lake Charles (La.) Barbe
Reason: Has great ball skills and will knock your jock off, he will be a good fit with Loston. Jackson could be used as a corner or safety on my team.
65. Mike Farrell
Pick: CB Justin Green, Louisville (Ky.) Male
Reason: Green isn't as big as my other corner Kirkpatrick, but he's still got good size, is very smooth and athletic and gives me a great combo on the outside.
66. Bobby Burton
Pick: OL Chris Burnette, LaGrange (Ga.) Troup
Reason: Dominating run blocker.
Round 12
67. Bobby Burton
Pick: QB Garrett Gilbert, Austin (Texas) Lake Travis
Reason: Great distributor and manager of the offense.
68. Mike Farrell
Pick: WR Alshon Jeffrey, St. Matthews (S.C.) Calhoun County
Reason: Big, strong and uses great body position with a strong set of hands. I'll go with a spread offense with three wideouts -- Carroll, Boyd and Jeffrey.
69. Barry Every
Pick: OL David Barrent, West Des Moines (Iowa) Valley
Reason: Another tall, athletic offensive lineman with great feet.
70. Barton Simmons
Pick: RB Jaamal Berry, Miami (Fla.) Palmetto
Reason: While Richardson is my every down, downhill back, Berry gives me that versatile all-purpose player that can catch the ball out of the backfield and add more speed at the skill positions.
71. Jeremy Crabtree
Pick: LB Chris Norman, Detroit (Mich.) Renaissance
Reason: Could also slide inside if he has to. Norman is one of the most physically gifted linebackers in the nation and sometimes flies under the radar.
72. Jamie Newberg
Pick: RB Edwin Baker, Oak Park, Mich.
Reason: Baker is a big time back that can do it all and never come off the field.
Round 13
73. Jamie Newberg
Pick: OT Anthony LaLota, Princeton (N.J.) Hun School
Reason: I think this kid is a top 50 prospect in America as an OT. If he switches to offense he could make a lot of money on Sundays.
74. Jeremy Crabtree
Pick: LB Ronnell Lewis, Dewar, Okla.
Reason: Ranks as one of the best overall athletes in the nation at linebacker and the second-best in closing speed, Lewis will be on the edge to cover the faster backs and players in the slot.
75. Barton Simmons
Pick: OL Deandre Coleman, Seattle (Wash.) Garfield
Reason: Massive lineman that can really move will play on the offensive side of the ball for me at guard.
76. Barry Every
Pick: OL Xavier Su'a Filo, Provo (Utah) Timpview
Reason: A mean, nasty player who could be an OT or OG.
77. Mike Farrell
Pick: OL Thomas Ashcraft, Cedar Hill, Texas
Reason: Ashcraft will team with future fellow Longhorn Porter to form an athletic tackle duo.
78. Bobby Burton
Pick: CB Michael Carter, Pompano Beach (Fla.) Ely
Reason: You need a playmaker in the secondary and Carter is the best in the country.
Round 14
79. Bobby Burton
Pick: ATH Ray Ray Armstrong, Sanford (Fla.) Seminole
Reason: A converted quarterback, he adds loads of athleticism.
80. Mike Farrell
Pick: TE Arthur Fontaine, Dartmouth, Mass.
Reason: Fontaine is a dual threat in this offense as an h-back who can lead block and find openings downfield.
81. Barry Every
Pick: DT Abry Jones, Warner Robins (Ga.) Northside
Reason: A super-quick defensive tackle on one of the best teams in the country that could also play some strongside defensive end.
82. Barton Simmons
Pick: S Jawanza Starling, Tallahassee (Fla.) Lincoln
Reason: - Pure safety prospect who can hit and has great instincts.
83. Jeremy Crabtree
Pick: LB Jordan Whiting, Louisville (Ky.) Trinity
Reason: A heady, smart player that has the frame to handle anybody sent his way.
84. Jamie Newberg
Pick: WR Shaquelle Evans, Inglewood, Calif.
Reason: Very good WR prospect with excellent hands and can do some damage with the ball in his hands after the catch.
Round 15
85. Jamie Newberg
Pick: OG Peter White, Washington (D.C.) St. John's College
Reason: Massive guard prospect that's an excellent athlete and a dominant run blocker.
86. Jeremy Crabtree
Pick: RB David Oku, Midwest City (Okla.) Carl Albert
Reason: Oku gets tabbed as an all-purpose guy because he can hurt you in a number of different ways, but he also is a tough runner than can run between the tackles.
87. Barton Simmons
Pick: DT Calvin Howell, San Antonio (Texas) Warren
Reason: Extremely mobile and athletic tackle will be a disruptive force on defense.
88. Barry Every
Pick: OL Austin Long, Memphis (Tenn.) Briarcrest Christian
Reason: Smart, athletic lineman that can project at all five offensive line positions.
89. Mike Farrell
Pick: OL Alex Bullard, Brentwood (Tenn.) Brentwood Academy
Reason: A nasty interior lineman is needed at this point to begin to build the middle of the offensive line.
90. Bobby Burton
Pick: S Kevin Brent, Dallas (Texas) South Oak Cliff
Reason: Plays heavy like a strong safety but can really run
Round 16
91. Bobby Burton
Pick: WR Bryce McNeal, Minneapolis (Minn.) Breck
Reason: State 100-meter champ and home-run threat.
92. Mike Farrell
Pick: S DeVonte Holloman, Rock Hill (S.C.) South Pointe
Reason: Holloman will be my strong safety but can act as a fourth linebacker to stuff the run.
93. Barry Every
Pick: DT Dillon Quinn, Pawling (N.Y.) Trinity Pawling
Reason: This athletic lineman already looks like an NFL prospect and is super strong.
94. Barton Simmons
Pick: OL J.K. Jay, Greenville (S.C.) Christ Church
Reason: Big-bodied kid that can move inside and play guard. Gives me size and strength up the middle.
95. Jeremy Crabtree
Pick: OG Brandon Webb, Owasso, Okla.
Reason: A nice inside force, Webb moves well for a big 300-pound guard. Will be the guy that Oku runs behind in short yardage situations.
96. Jamie Newberg
Pick: DT John Simon, Youngstown (Ohio) Cardinal Mooney
Reason: Strong interior DL that should bolster our run D.
Round 17
97. Jamie Newberg
Pick: CB Brandon McGee, Lauderhill (Fla.) Plantation
Reason: Outstanding athlete with good size and excellent speed that projects very high at CB at the next level.
98. Jeremy Crabtree
Pick: OL Corey Linsley, Youngstown (Ohio) Boardman
Reason: Watching him pull and block downfield on tape was like watching a skill-position player run downfield, which makes him a perfect fit for this offense.
99. Barton Simmons
Pick: S Zeke Motta, Vero Beach, Fla.
Reason: Safety/linebacker hybrid. He is a huge hitter with great athleticism who can play in the box or defend the slot. Will play the rover position in my 4-2-5 defense.
100. Barry Every
Pick: LB Jerod Askew, Chesapeake (Va.) Oscar Smith
Reason: Fast, athletic ILB to shore up the middle of my defense, he will take your face off.
101. Mike Farrell
Pick: LB Justin Dixon, Smithfield (N.C.) Selma Senior
Reason: With Jenkins and Skov running things down on the outside, I need a pure, powerful middle linebacker.
102. Bobby Burton
Pick: ATH Damario Jeffery, Columbia, S.C.
Reason: Moving him from safety; adds speed to the blitz and acumen against the pass
Round 18
103. Bobby Burton
Pick: WR Willie Downs, Tallahassee (Fla.) Godby
Reason: A more natural defensive back than he is a receiver; has plus speed and great hands.
104. Mike Farrell
Pick: S Chris Metcalf, Compton, Calif.
Reason: Metcalf's range will allow for my defense to show a lot of 4-4 up front looks with Holloman.
105. Barry Every
Pick: S Justin Turner, Massillon (Ohio) Washington
Reason: A big safety with offensive skills to tag-team with Craig Loston. Good luck trying to throw over the middle.
106. Barton Simmons
Pick: WR Michael Bowman, Rossville (Ga.) Ridgeland
Reason: There may not be a wide receiver with more upside than Bowman. Huge target that is going to provide some major matchup problems for defensive backs.
107. Jeremy Crabtree
Pick: WR Kraig Appleton, East St. Louis, Ill.
Reason: With the spread offense, you need a steady receiver that can go over the middle with his physical ability and make the tough grab.
108. Jamie Newberg
Pick: DE Michael Brockers, Houston (Texas) Chavez
Reason: Big strongside defensive end that's a steal this late. Could grow into a tackle.
Round 19
109. Jamie Newberg
Pick: S Darren Myles, Atlanta (Ga.) Carver
Reason: A rangy safety that excels in coverage and run support.
110. Jeremy Crabtree
Pick: WR Terry Hawthorne, East St. Louis, Ill.
Reason: Putting Hawthorne in the slot and using him on reverses and trick plays like Missouri does with Jeremy Maclin will make him a home-run threat on every play.
111. Barton Simmons
Pick: CB Marcus Trice, Mesquite, Texas
Reason: Trice is a pure cover corner who has special teams value and loves to compete. Adds a ton of heart and personality to go with his elite athleticism.
112. Barry Every
Pick: LB Marquis Simmons, Compton (Calif.) Dominguez
Reason: The best athlete of this football family who may be the most underrated player in the Rivals250.
113. Mike Farrell
Pick: OL Brennan Williams, West Roxbury (Mass.) Catholic Memorial
Reason: Williams' versatility is attractive to me as he could play either guard slot or snap center.
114. Bobby Burton
Pick: DE Craig Drummond, Chicago (Ill.) Morgan Park
Reason: Will do equally well against zone read and drop-back teams.
Round 20
115. Bobby Burton
Pick: CB Cliff Harris, Fresno (Calif.) Edison
Reason: Needed a taller corner with good ball skills to go alongside Carter for match-ups.
116. Mike Farrell
Pick: DE Nick Kasa, Broomfield (Colo.) Legacy
Reason: Kasa will bat down passes, provide a pass rush and be stout against the run.
117. Barry Every
Pick: S Byron Moore, Harbor City (Calif.) Narbonne
Reason: Another tall corner with serious ball skills that will compliment Janzen Jackson. Wow, four DBs with serious ball skills. They will change the game.
118. Barton Simmons
Pick: DT Darrington Sentimore, Destrehan, La.
Reason: Complete my defensive line with one of the most athletic interior line prospects in the country and maybe one of the most underrated.
119. Jeremy Crabtree
Pick: WR Rolando Jefferson, Fresno (Calif.) Edison
Reason: With Appleton on one side and Jefferson on the other it's going to be impossible to double-team them.
120. Jamie Newberg
Pick: OG Stavion Lowe, Brownwood, Texas
Reason: Can play guard or tackle. Big and athletic and I love his versatility.
Round 21
121. Jamie Newberg
Pick: WR Nu'Keese Richardson, Pahokee, Fla.
Reason: A Santana Moss-type receiver with blazing speed and quickness. Will play the slot and mesh so nicely with Brown and Evans.
122. Jeremy Crabtree
Pick: C Jack Mewhort, Toledo (Ohio) St. John's
Reason: Mewhort showed this spring at camps, that he's got some really impressive footwork and that he can snap in the shotgun, which is key in this offense.
123. Barton Simmons
Pick: S Rod Woodson, Olive Branch, Miss.
Reason: An absolute enforcer from his safety position, Woodson might be the hardest hitter in the country and with a 44 inch vertical has the athleticism to boot.
124. Barry Every
Pick: WR Rodney Smith, Miami (Fla.) Archbishop Carroll
Reason: This future Seminole is a giant that looked great during agility drills at the Miami Nike Camp.
125. Mike Farrell
Pick: OL Corey Gaines, Tallahassee (Fla.) Godby
Reason: Gaines will snap center most likely or play guard and his natural leverage will give defensive linemen fits.
126. Bobby Burton
Pick: LB Ronnie Wingo Jr., St. Louis (Mo.) University
Reason: Fastest strong-side guy in the country; junior Olympian in the 200-meter
Round 22
127. Bobby Burton
Pick: WR Greg Timmons, Aldine (Texas) Eisenhower
Reason: Sure hands and route runner; physically ready to perform on day one.
128. Mike Farrell
Pick: DT Lendell Buckner, Chicago (Ill.) Leo
Reason: I wanted some size in the middle and this is a great value pick.
129. Barry Every
Pick: WR Kenny Bell, Rayville, La.
Reason: He is the receiver on my team that will stretch the field with his speed.
130. Barton Simmons
Pick: C Patrick Lewis, LaPlace (La.) East St. John
Reason: Has a finisher's mentality and the mobility to be a dominant center. He also has some experience snapping the ball in high school.
131. Jeremy Crabtree
Pick: APB Rex Burkhead, Plano, Texas
Reason: With Shepard running the show at quarterback, we're going to run a spread offense and what better fit than a do it all type back like Burkhead.
132. Jamie Newberg
Pick: RB Lamar Miller, Miami (Fla.) Killian
Reason: A speed back playing against some of the toughest competition in America. Miller has good size and great vision and balance. How does he slide down to Mr. Irrelevant (last pick)?



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