Front Office Football Central. With each team represented by their own general manager, the draft had a strong dose of realism, with each GM working for their own best interests. We had a handful of trades, including a big one between the Arizona Cardinals and Green Bay Packers, a few head-scratchers, some highly regarded prospects sliding, and, overall, a good time rebuilding our respective franchises.For the past two weeks, I have been fortunate enough to represent my favorite NFL team, the Pittsburgh Steelers, in a 32-person mock draft over at
First Round: 1 Oakland Raiders - WR Calvin Johnson, Georgia Tech 2 Detroit Lions - QB JaMarcus Russell, LSU 3 Cleveland Browns OT Joe Thomas, Wisconsin 4 Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Amobi Okoye, Louisville 5 Green Bay Packers (from AZ) RB Adrian Peterson, Oklahoma 6 Washington Redskins FS Laron Landry, LSU 7 Minnesota Vikings DE Gaines Adams, Clemson 8 Atlanta Falcons OT Levi Brown, Penn State 9 Miami Dolphins QB Brady Quinn, Notre Dame 10 Carolina (from HOU) LB Patrick Willis, Ole Miss 11 San Francisco 49ers DE Adam Carriker, Nebraska 12 Buffalo Bills DT Alan Branch, Michigan 13 St. Louis Rams DE Jamaal Anderson, Arkansas 14 Houston Texans DB Leon Hall, Michigan 15 Pittsburgh Steelers OLB Paul Posluszny, Penn State 16 Arizona Cardinals (From GB) OT Joe Staley, Central Michigan 17 Jacksonville Jaguars WR Ted Ginn Jr, Ohio State 18 Cincinnati Bengals FS Reggie Nelson, Florida 19 Tennessee Titans WR Robert Meachem, Tennessee 20 New York Giants OLB Lawrence Timmons, Florida State University 21 Denver Broncos LB Jon Beason, Miami 22 Dallas Cowboys CB Darrelle Revis, Pittsburgh 23 Kansas City Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe, LSU 24 New England Patriots RB Marshawn Lynch, Cal 25 New York Jets CB Aaron Ross, Texas 26 Philadelphia Eagles S Michael Griffin, Texas 27 New Orleans Saints DT Justin Harrell, Tennessee 28 New England Patriots S Brandon Meriweather, Miami 29 Baltimore Ravens OG Justin Blalock, Texas 30 San Diego Chargers WR Dwayne Jarrett, USC 31 Chicago Bears OT Tony Ugoh, Arkansas 32 Arizona Cardinals (From IND) DE Anthony Spencer, Purdue Second Round: 33. Oakland TE Greg Olsen, Miami 34. Detroit CB Chris Houston, Arkansas 35. Tampa Bay DE Jarvis Moss, Florida 36. Cleveland OG Ben Grubbs, Auburn 37. Chicago WR Sydney Rice, South Carolina 38. Indianapolis WR Anthony Gonzalez, Ohio State 39. Atlanta DE Charles Johnson, Georiga 40. San Francisco (from Miami) - ILB, David Harris, Michigan 41. Minnesota - DE, Lamarr Woodley, Michigan 42. Miami (from San Francisco) - CB, Daymeion Hughes, California 43. Buffalo - FB, Brian Leonard, Rutgers 44. Atlanta - CB, Marcus McCauley, Fresno State 45. Carolina - C, Ryan Kalil, USC 46. Pittsburgh - DE, Quentin Moses, Georgia 47. Arizona (from Green Bay) - DT, Tank Tyler, NC State 48. Jacksonville - S, Aaron Rouse, Virginia Tech 49. Cincinnati - DE, Ikaika Alama-Francis, Hawaii 50. Tennessee - CB, Eric Wright, UNLV 51. New York Giants - OT,Ryan Harris, Notre Dame 52. St. Louis QB Drew Stanton, Michigan State 53. Dallas WR Steve Smith, USC 54. Kansas City Aaron Sears, Tennessee 55. Seattle TE Zach Miller, Arizona State 56. Denver DE Tim Crowder, Texas 57. Philadelphia DT Quinn Pitcock, Ohio State 58. New Orleans S/CB Eric Weddle, Utah 59. New York Jets DE Victor Abiamiri, Notre Dame 60. Miami (from New England) DT Ray McDonald, Florida 61. Baltimore LB Brandon Siller, Florida 62. San Diego LB H.B. Blades, Pittsburgh 63. New York Jets (from Chicago) OT James Marten, Boston College 64. Tampa Bay (from Indianapolis) WR Aundrae Allison, East Carolina Third Round: 65. Oakland QB Trent Edwards, Stanford 66. Detroit LB Buster Davis, Florida State 67. Cleveland RB Antonio Pittman, Ohio State 68. Tampa Bay RB Lorenzo Booker, Florida State 69. Arizona OT Alan Barbre, Missouri Southern State 70. Denver (from Washington)WR Jason Hill, Washington State 71. Miami OT Doug Free, Northern Illinois 72. Minnesota DB Tanard Jackson, Syracuse 73. Houston WR David Clowney, Virginia Tech 74. Buffalo TE Matt Spaeth, Minnesota 75. Atlanta RB Kenny Irons, Auburn 76. San Francisco WR Craig Davis, LSU 77. Pittsburgh RB Michael Bush, Louisville 78. Green Bay S Sabby Piscitelli, Oregon State 79. Jacksonville OG Manuel Ramirez, Texas Tech 80. Tennessee RB Chris Henry, Arizona 81. New York Giants K Mason Crosby, Colorado 82. St. Louis RB Brandon Jackson, Nebraska 83. Houston (From Carolina) OT Marshal Yanda, Iowa 84. Kansas City CB Fred Bennett, South Carolina 85. Seattle OG Andy Allman, Pittsburgh 86. Denver S Josh Gattis, Wake Forest 87. Dallas C Samson Satele, Hawaii 88. New Orleans CB Josh Wilson, Maryland 89. New York Jets NT Paul Soliai, Utah 90. Philadelphia LB Justin Durant, Hampton 91. New England DB Jonathan Wade, Tennesse 92. Buffalo (from Baltimore) QB Troy Smith, Ohio State 93. San Diego DL Brandon Mebane, California 94. Chicago OG Josh Beekman, Boston College 95. Indianapolis LB Rufus Alexander, Oklahoma 96. San Diego (compensatory) DB Gerald Alexander, Boise State 97. San Francisco (compensatory) LB Stephan Nicholes, South Florida 98. Indianapolis (compensatory) DT Jay Alford, Penn State 99. Oakland RB Tony Hunt, Penn State
Trades: *Green Bay acquires pick 1(5) from Arizona in exchange for 1(16), 2(47), 4(112), and their 2008 3rd round choice. *Carolina acquires pick 1(10) from Houston in exchange for 1(14), 2(83), and 6(191). *Arizona acquires pick 1(32) from Indianapolis in exchange for 2(38) and 4(105). *San Francisco acquires pick 2(40) from Miami in exchange for 2(42) and 6(181).Please feel free to leave feedback in the comments section. We would love to receive team grades, if anyone is up for it.