With the 14th pick of the 2009 NFL Draft the New Orleans Saints select
Chris Wells, RB, Ohio State University
Wells has almost the perfect body for an NFL RB. He has great strength in both upper and lower body. His strength allows him to break a lot and explode into the hole. Wells has developed strong stiff arm that has been very impressive this season
With the release of longtime face of the franchise Deuce McAllister, the New Orleans Saints have a large gaping hole at the power RB spot. By adding powerful runner Chris Wells the Saints fix their short yardage problem that plagued them all of last season. By teaming with former #1 pick Reggie Bush, and suprise contributer and undrafted free agent pickup Pierre Thomas, Wells gives the team a formidable three headed running attack. Durability may be Wells only drawback as he missed games in his sophomore and junior seasons. Though the Saints secondary is still questionable, the Saints hope Wells can help with ball control, which in turn will help the defense.
With the 15th pick of the 2009 NFL Draft the Houston Texans select:
Malcom JENKINS CB-OSTATE
For the second year in a row, Malcolm Jenkins begins the season as the top cornerback prospect for the NFL Draft. Entering his fourth year as a starter for the Buckeyes, Jenkins possesses a rare blend of size, speed, and instinct at the position. Many teams needing secondary help will even consider him at the free safety position because of his outstanding open field tackling. He is an excellent cover man, but has the size to help out in run support like a safety. He played in 52 games at Ohio State, and registered 196 tackles, 13.5 tackles for loss, and forced 4 fumbles. In coverage, Jenkins has tallied an impressive 11 interceptions and 17 passes broken up - including two interceptions he has taken back for touchdowns. Jenkins showed another facet of his game this year that will likely be important as an NFL rookie, when he blocked 2 kicks playing special teams for the Buckeyes. Because teams try their best to throw away from him, he gets fewer chances to make big plays each year. Jenkins has excellent instincts and positioning in coverage. He's far less likely to get his hips out of position like other young corners, and makes fantastic breaks on the ball while it's in the air. According to the Ohio State Athletics website, Malcolm Jenkins runs a 4.3 in the 40 yard dash, a time that will have scouts drooling on their stop watches if he can do it. That type of speed at his size would vault him to the top of draft boards without his impressive resume. He also plays some of the best press coverage you'll ever see out of a college cornerback. Jenkins' physical tools, good technique, and big game experience should see him taken in the top 5 or at worst, the top 10 of the 2009 NFL Draft.
The Texans defense especially the run D was horrendous last year ranking in 30th in the league. But with the best secondary in this draft still avialable, the texans pick up malcom jenkins. The texans secondary isnt that great either. With Jenkins playing CB most likely, He will pair up with Dunta robinson. This duo will vastly improve the texans pass defense.
SInce Skywalker didn't fix his pick after a day me and prime decided to make the pick.
By Default the Chargers select REY MAUALUGA, ILB, USC
The chargers play in a 3-4 scheme where linebackers are your strength. They have Jamaal Williams at NT which he is considered a elite DT/NT, Merriman coming back from injury, Phillips, Cromatie and Jammer. Rey would fit will in with the chargers and could be the missing piece for the defense. He will be DROY, imo.
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Ran a 4.3 forty on a slow surface. What more needs to be said? Bears need a legit #1 receiver, a down field threat, and that is exactly what he provides.
It all starts with his size and toughness. At 6-3 and 206 pounds, there are taller receivers out there, but few can combine that size with athleticism that matches Heyward-Bey. The junior has used that athleticism to become one of the best jump-ball threats in the nation. Heyward-Bey also has the speed to match just about any other receiver in this class.
With the 19th overall pick the Tampa Bay Bucs select:
Percy Harvin, WR, Florida
The Buccaneers can use another WR after Antonio Bryant. Antonio Bryant and Percy Harvin will make a great duo and now the Bucs have some serious passing threats in Bryant, Harvin, Winslow, even Clayton. Harvin's speed will mix perfectly with Bryant.
The Lions acquired a face for their franchise, and now draft a tackle to protect his blindside. Eben a tackle from Arizona drops into their lap, and the front office should be giddy. He has drawn comparisons to Ryan Clady. Britton will fit nicely with the young rebuilding offensive line of the Lions, he and Gosder Cherilus will team up to give the Lions some excellent young tackles.
The Lions acquired a face for their franchise, and now draft a tackle to protect his blindside. Michael Oher a tackle from Ole Miss drops into their lap, and the front office should be giddy. This 2008 AP All American will fit nicely with the young rebuilding offensive line of the Lions, he and Gosder Cherilus will team up to give the Lions some excellent young tackles.
With the 21st pick the Eagles select RB Knowshon Moreno from Georgia.
Pros: Excellent competitor. Has that tremendous ability to make cuts on a dime without losing speed. Great vision and instincts. Played behind an average offensive line, and still put up good numbers. Also, very underrated as a receiver out of the backfield. Plays faster than his combine numbers indicate. Plays very well versus elite competition.
He'll be a significant contributor from day 1. Even with a healthy Westbrook he'll see 8-12 carries. He'll eventually become the full-time RB within 2 years.
Great value with the pick too.
Sintim a LB who is project to be either Inside or outside in the NFL. Can play in the 3-4 and the Patriots have a aging LB core, Thomas is 32, Vrabel just got traded, Seau, Bruschi are pretty old. Sintim will pair up with Mayo for years to come. The Pats improved their secondary this year and with geting Sintim there defense has improved and if they get Peppers even better.