Thursday, April 26, 2007

What if People Actually Listened to Mel Kiper?


Ever wonder what your team would look like if Mel Kiper were actually God's gift to drafting? What if he were right? What would your team look like? Well we're about to find out.

Below are each team as they would look if Mel's first round mock draft pick was correct (from 2001 to 2006, not coincidentally starting the same year Matt Millen began drafting players). Below that are the Mel's mock drafts for those years. Check out some of these teams! Cleveland Browns fans... yeeesh! I'll have much more to say about the draft later, but what strikes me as most interesting is how shitty he would have made the teams that turned out good like the Eagles, Pats and Bears. I've got more to say about this tomorrow but for now, enjoy what your team could have looked like:

AFC
Baltimore Ravens
Haloti Ngata
Matt Jones (WR)
Levi Jones (OT)
Maurice Williams (OLB)
Jimmy Kennedy (DT)

Buffalo Bills

Brodrick Bunkley (DT)
Lee Evans (WR)
Taylor Jacobs (WR)
Ryan Sims (DT)
Steve Hutchinson (OG)

Cincinnati Bengals

Donte Whitner (DB)
Erasmus James (DE)
Chris Gamble (CB)
Jeremy Shockey (TE)
Carson Palmer (QB)

Cleveland Browns
Kamerion Wimbley (DE/OLB)
Braylon Edwards (WR) Michigan
Roy Williams (WR)
Eric Steinbach (OG)
William Green (RB)
LaDainian Tomlinson (RB)

Denver Broncos
Santonio Holmes (WR)
Steven Jackson (RB)
Jerome McDougle (DE)
Edward Reed (CB)
Freddie Mitchell (WR)

Houston Texans
Reggie Bush (RB)
Shawn Merriman (LB)
Dunta Robinson (CB)
Andre Johnson (WR)
David Carr (QB)

Indianapolis Colts

Travis Johnson (DT)
DJ Williams (LB)
Troy Palamalu (S)
Kris Jenkins (DE)
Laurence Maroney (RB)

Jacksonville Jaguars
Nick Mangold (C)
Kenechi Udeze (DE)
Fabian Washington (CB)
Wendell Bryant (DT)
Byron Leftwich (QB)
Andre Carter (DE)

Kansas City Chiefs
Johnathan Joseph (CB)
Thomas Davis (OLB)
Michael Jenkins (WR)
Chris Kelsay (DE)
Albert Haynesworth (DT)
Nate Clements (CB)

Miami Dolphins
Antonio Cromartie (CB)
Shawn Andrews (OT)
Chris Chambers (WR)
Ronnie Brown (RB)

New England Patriots

Marlin Jackson (CB)
DeAngelo Williams (RB)
Daryl Smith (LB)
Kwame Harris (OT)
Marcus Tubbs (DT)
Ty Warren (DT)
Deuce McCallister (RB)

New York Jets
Bobby Carpenter (OLB)
Johnathan Vilma (LB)
D'Brickashaw Ferguson(OT)
DeWayne Robertson (DT)
Mike Rumph (CB)
Richard Seymour (DE/DT)

Oakland
Robert Gallery (OT)
Ernie Sims (LB)
Wayne Hunter (OT)
Willis McGahee (RB)
Javon Walker (WR)
Todd Heap (TE)

Pittsburgh Steelers
Lendale White (RB)
Heath Miller (TE)
Dan Morgan (LB)
Phillip Rivers (QB)
Larry Johnson (RB)
Toniu Fonoti (OG)

San Diego Chargers
Winston Justice (OT)
Khalif Barnes (OT)
Mike Williams (WR)
Eli Manning (QB)
William Joseph (DT)
Mike Williams (OT)
Mike Vick (QB)

Tennessee

Vince Young (QB)
Antrel Rolle (CB)
Tyrone Calico (WR)
Ben Troupe (TE)

NFC
Arizona Cardinals
Matt Leinart (QB)
Cadillac Williams (RB)
Larry Fitzgerald (WR)
Terrell Suggs (DE)
Napolean Harris (LB)
Gerard Warren (DT)

Atlanta Falcons
Alex Barron (OT)
DeAngelo Hall (CB)
Ashley Lelie (WR)
Justin Smith (DE)

Carolina Panthers

Jammal Brown (OT)
Mercedes Lewis (TE)
Rashaun Woods (WR)
Jordan Gross (OT)
Julius Peppers (DE)
Michael Bennett (RB)

Chicago Bears
Chad Jackson (WR)
Cedric Benson (RB)
Tommie Harris (DE)
Andre Woolfolk (CB)
Kalimba Edwards (DE)
Johnathan Sullivan (DT)
Koren Robinson (WR)

Dallas Cowboys
Manny Lawson (LB)
Demarcus Ware (DE)
Mark Clayton (WR)
Kevin Jones (RB)
Quentin Jammer (CB)
Terrance Newman (CB)

Detroit Lions
Michael Huff (DB)
Derrick Johnson (LB)
Kellen Winslow (TE)
Jamal Reynolds (DE)
Charles Rogers (WR)
Joey Harrington (QB)

Green Bay Packers
Jason Campbell (QB)
Jason Babin (DE)
AJ Hawk (LB)
Rex Grossman (QB)
Antonio Bryant (WR)
Rod Gardner (WR)

Minnesota Vikings
Jason Allen, (CB/S)
Jamar Fletcher (CB)
Troy Williamson (WR)
Will Smith (DE)
Marcus Trufant (CB)

New Orleans Saints
Reggie Williams (WR)
PacMan Jones (CB)
Mario Williams (DE/DT)
Sammy Davis (CB)
Nick Barnett (LB)
Willie Middlebrooks (LB)

New York Giants
Sinorice Moss (WR)
Michael Haynes (DE)
Will Allen (CB)
Ben Roethlisberger (QB)
Donte Stallworth (WR)

Philadelphia Eagles
Chad Greenway (LB)
Odell Thurman (LB)
Vernon Carey (OL)
E.J. Henderson (LB)
Chad Johnson (WR) OUCH!

San Francisco 49ers
Alex Smith (QB)
Vernon Davis (TE)
Kenyatta Walker (OT)
Lito Sheppard (CB)
Kyle Boller (QB)

Seattle Seahawks
Jimmy Williams (CB)
David Terrell (WR)
Dan Cody (LB)
Darnell Dockett (DT)
Kevin Williams DT)
Daniel Graham (TE)
Fred Smoot (CB)

St. Louis Rams
Jay Cutler (QB)
CB Marcus Stroud (DT)
J.P. Losman (QB)
David Pollack (DE)
Boss Bailey (LB)
Marc Colombo (OT)
Damione Lewis (DT)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Marcus McNeill (OT)
Aaron Rodgers (QB)
Michael Clayton (WR)
Jeff Backus (OG)

Washington Redskins
Andre Gurode (OG)
Roddy White (WR)
Santana Moss (WR)
Sean Taylor (S)
Carlos Rogers (CB)

2001
1. San Diego RB, QB, OT Michael Vick, QB, Virginia Tech
2. Arizona DT, DE, CB Gerard Warren, DT, Florida
3. Cleveland RB, OL, WR LaDainian Tomlinson, RB, TCU
4. Cincinnati DE, OT, CB Leonard Davis, OT, Texas
5. Atlanta WR, OL, DE Justin Smith, DE, Missouri
6. New England RB, DT, OL Deuce McAllister, RB, Mississippi
7. Seattle WR, CB, MLB David Terrell, WR, Michigan
8. BEARS DL, WR, CB Koren Robinson, WR, N.C. State
9. San Francisco RB, DE, OL Kenyatta Walker, OT, Florida
10. Green Bay DT, WR, DE Rod Gardner, WR, Clemson
11. Carolina OL, QB, RB Michael Bennett, RB, Wisconsin
12. Kansas City QB, CB, RB Nate Clements, CB, Ohio State
13. Jacksonville OL, DE Andre Carter, DE, California
14. Buffalo OL, CB, RB Steve Hutchinson, OL, Michigan
15. Washington WR, MLB, OG Santana Moss, WR, Miami
16. Pittsburgh DE, MLB Dan Morgan, MLB, Miami
17. Seattle WR, CB, MLB Fred Smoot, CB, Mississippi State
18. Detroit CB, DE, OL Jamal Reynolds, DE, Florida State
19. N.Y. Jets WR, DL Richard Seymour, DT, Georgia
20. St. Louis DT, OLB, CB Marcus Stroud, DL, Georgia
21. Tampa Bay OT, CB Jeff Backus, OT, Michigan
22. Indianapolis DT, CB Kris Jenkins, DT, Maryland
23. New Orleans FS, CB, LB Willie Middlebrooks, CB, Minnesota
24. Denver DE, CB, WR Freddie Mitchell, WR, UCLA
25. Philadelphia WR, RB, DE Chad Johnson, WR, Oregon State
26. Miami OT, OLB, RB Chris Chambers, WR, Wisconsin
27. Minnesota CB, DE, OT Jamar Fletcher, CB, Wisconsin
28. Oakland OLB, TE Todd Heap, TE, Arizona State
29. St. Louis DE, WR Damione Lewis, DT, Miami
30. N.Y. Giants CB, TE Will Allen, CB, Syracuse
31. Baltimore OL, OLB Maurice Williams, OT, Michigan

2002
1. Houston Texans -- David Carr, QB, Fresno State
2. Carolina Panthers -- *Julius Peppers, DE, North Carolina
3. Detroit Lions -- Joey Harrington, QB, Oregon
4. Buffalo Bills -- Ryan Sims, DT, North Carolina
5. San Diego Chargers -- Mike Williams, OT, Texas
6. Dallas Cowboys -- Quentin Jammer, CB, Texas
7. Minnesota Vikings -- Bryant McKinnie, OT, Miami (Fla.)
8. Kansas City Chiefs -- *Albert Haynesworth, DT, Tennessee
9. Jacksonville Jaguars -- Wendell Bryant, DT, Wisconsin
10. Cincinnati Bengals -- *Jeremy Shockey, TE, Miami (Fla.)
11. Indianapolis Colts -- John Henderson, DT, Tennessee
12. Arizona Cardinals -- Napolean Harris, OLB, Northwestern
13. New Orleans Saints -- *Phillip Buchanon, CB, Miami (Fla.)
14. Tennessee Titans -- *Roy Williams, S, Oklahoma
15. New York Giants -- *Donte Stallworth, WR, Tennessee
16. Cleveland Browns -- *William Green, RB, Boston College
17. Atlanta Falcons -- *Ashley Lelie, WR, Hawaii
18. Washington Redskins -- Andre Gurode, OG, Colorado
19. Denver Broncos -- Edward Reed, S, Miami (Fla.)
20. Seattle Seahawks -- Daniel Graham, TE, Colorado
21. Oakland Raiders -- Dwight Freeney, DE, Syracuse
22. New York Jets -- Mike Rumph, CB, Miami
23. Oakland Raiders -- Javon Walker, WR, Florida State
24. Baltimore Ravens -- Levi Jones, OT, Arizona State
25. New Orleans Saints -- *Charles Grant, DE, Georgia
26. Philadelphia Eagles -- *T.J. Duckett, RB, Michigan State
27. San Francisco 49ers -- *Lito Sheppard, CB, Florida
28. Green Bay Packers -- *Antonio Bryant, WR, Pittsburgh
29. Chicago Bears -- Kalimba Edwards, DE, South Carolina
30. Pittsburgh Steelers -- *Toniu Fonoti, OG, Nebraska
31. St. Louis Rams -- Marc Colombo, OT, Boston College
32. New England Patriots -- Bryan Thomas, DE, Alabama-Birmingham

2003
1. Cincinnati Bengals -- Carson Palmer, QB, USC
2. Detroit Lions -- *Charles Rogers, WR, Michigan State
3. Houston Texans -- *Andre Johnson, WR, Miami-Fla.
4. New York Jets -- *Dewayne Robertson, DT, Kentucky
5. Dallas Cowboys -- Terence Newman, CB, Kansas State
6. Arizona Cardinals -- *Terrell Suggs, DE, Arizona State
7. Minnesota Vikings -- Marcus Trufant, CB, Washington State
8. Jacksonville Jaguars -- Byron Leftwich, QB, Marshall
9. Carolina Panthers -- Jordan Gross, OT, Utah
10. Baltimore Ravens -- Jimmy Kennedy, DT, Penn State
11. Seattle Seahawks -- Kevin Williams, DT, Oklahoma State
12. St. Louis Rams -- Boss Bailey, LB, Georgia
13. Chicago Bears (from Jets via Washington) -- *Johnathan Sullivan, DT, Georgia
14. New England Patriots (from Buffalo) -- Ty Warren, DT, Texas A&M
15. San Diego Chargers -- William Joseph, DT, Miami
16. Kansas City Chiefs -- Chris Kelsay, DE, Nebraska
17. New Orleans Saints -- Sammy Davis, CB Texas A&M
18. New Orleans Saints -- (from Miami) -- Nick Barnett, OLB, Oregon State
19. New England Patriots -- *Kwame Harris, OT, Stanford
20. Denver Broncos -- Jerome McDougle, DE, Miami
21. Cleveland Browns -- Eric Steinbach, OL, Iowa
22. Chicago Bears (from Jets) -- Andre Woolfolk, CB, Oklahoma
23. Buffalo Bills (from Atlanta) -- Taylor Jacobs, WR, Florida
24. Indianapolis Colts -- Troy Polamalu, S, USC
25. New York Giants -- Michael Haynes, DE, Penn State
26. San Francisco 49ers -- Kyle Boller, QB, California
27. Pittsburgh Steelers -- Larry Johnson, RB, Penn State
28. Tennessee Titans -- Tyrone Calico, WR, Middle Tennessee State
29. Green Bay Packers -- *Rex Grossman, QB, Florida
30. Philadelphia Eagles -- E.J. Henderson, LB, Maryland
31. Oakland Raiders -- *Wayne Hunter, OT, Hawaii
32. Oakland Raiders (from Tampa Bay) -- Willis McGahee, RB, Miami

2004
1. San Diego -- Eli Manning, QB, Ole Miss
2. Oakland Raides -- Robert Gallery, OT, Iowa
3. Arizona Cardinals -- *Larry Fitzgerald, WR, Pittsburgh
4. New York Giants -- *Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Miami-Ohio
5. Washington Redskins -- *Sean Taylor, S, Miami
6. Detroit Lions -- *Kellen Winslow, TE, Miami
7. Cleveland Browns -- Roy Williams, WR, Texas
8. Atlanta Falcons -- *DeAngelo Hall, CB, Virginia Tech
9. Jacksonville Jaguars -- *Kenechi Udeze, DE, USC
10. Houston Texans -- Dunta Robinson, CB, South Carolina
11. Pittsburgh Steelers -- Philip Rivers, QB, N.C. State
12. New York Jets -- Jonathan Vilma, LB, Miami
13. Buffalo Bills -- Lee Evans, QB, Wisconsin
14. Chicago Bears -- *Tommie Harris, DT, Oklahoma
15. Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- *Michael Clayton, WR, LSU
16. San Francisco 49ers -- *Vince Wilfork, DT, Miami
17. Denver Broncos -- *Steven Jackson, RB, Oregon State
18. New Orleans Saints -- *Reggie Williams, WR, Washington
19. Minnesota Vikings -- Will Smith, DE, Ohio State
20. Miami Dolphins -- *Shawn Andrews, OT, Arkansas
21. New England Patriots (from Baltimore) -- Marcus Tubbs, DT, Texas
22. Dallas Cowboys -- *Kevin Jones, RB, Virginia Tech
23. Seattle Seahawks -- Darnell Dockett, DT, Florida State
24. Cincinnati Bengals -- *Chris Gamble, CB, Ohio State
25. Green Bay -- Jason Babin, DE, Western Michigan
26. St. Louis Rams -- J.P Losman, QB, Tulane
27. Tennessee Titans -- Ben Troupe, TE, Florida
28. Philadelphia Eagles -- Vernon Carey, OL, Miami
29. Indianapolis Colts -- D.J. Williams, LB, Miami
30. Kansas City Chiefs -- Michael Jenkins, WR, Ohio State
31. Carolina Panthers -- Rashaun Woods, WR, Oklahoma State
32. New England Patriots -- Daryl Smith, LB, Georgia Tech

2005
1. San Francisco 49ers: Alex Smith (jr.), QB, Utah
2. Miami Dolphins: Ronnie Brown, RB, Auburn
3. Cleveland Browns: Braylon Edwards, WR, Michigan
4. Chicago Bears: Cedric Benson, RB, Texas
5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Aaron Rodgers (jr.), QB, California
6. Tennessee Titans: Antrel Rolle, CB, Miami
7. Minnesota Vikings (from Oakland): Troy Williamson (jr.), WR, South Carolina
8. Arizona Cardinals: Carnell Williams, RB, Auburn
9. Washington Redskins: Carlos Rogers, CB, Auburn
10. Detroit Lions: Derrick Johnson, OLB, Texas
11. Dallas Cowboys: Demarcus Ware, DE/OLB, Troy
12. San Diego Chargers: Mike Williams (jr.), WR, USC
13. Houston Texans: Shawne Merriman, DE/OLB, Maryland
14. Carolina Panthers: Jammal Brown, OT, Oklahoma
15. Kansas City Chiefs: Thomas Davis (jr.), OLB, Georgia
16. New Orleans Saints: Adam Jones (jr.), CB, Georgia
17. Cincinnati Bengals: Erasmus James, DE, Wisconsin
18. Minnesota Vikings: Marcus Spears, DE, LSU
19. St. Louis Rams: David Pollack, DE, Georgia
20. Dallas Cowboys (from Buffalo): Mark Clayton, WR, Oklahoma
21. Jacksonville Jaguars: Fabian Washington (jr.), CB, Nebraska
22. Baltimore Ravens: Matt Jones, WR, Arkansas
23. Seattle Seahawks: Dan Cody, DE, Oklahoma
24. Green Bay Packers: Jason Campbell
25. Washington Redskins: Roddy White, WR, UAB
26. Oakland Raiders: Justin Miller (jr.), CB, Clemson
27. Atlanta Falcons: Alex Barron, OT, Florida State
28. San Diego Chargers: Khalif Barnes, OT, Washington
29. Indianapolis Colts: Travis Johnson, DT, Florida State
30. Pittsburgh Steelers: Heath Miller (jr.), TE, Virginia
31. Philadelphia Eagles: Odell Thurman (jr.), LB, Georgia
32. New England Patriots: Marlin Jackson, CB, Michigan

2006
1. Houston Reggie Bush, RB* USC
2. New Orleans Mario Williams, DE* NC State
3. Tennessee Vince Young, QB* Texas
4. N.Y. Jets D'Brickashaw Ferguson, T Virginia
5. Green Bay A.J. Hawk, LB Ohio St.
6. San Francisco Vernon Davis, TE* Maryland
7. Oakland Ernie Sims, LB* Florida St.
8. Buffalo Brodrick Bunkley, DT Florida St.
9. Detroit Michael Huff, DB Texas
10. Arizona Matt Leinart, QB USC
11. St. Louis Jay Cutler, QB Vanderbilt
12. Cleveland Kamerion Wimbley, DE/OLB Florida St.
13. Baltimore Haloti Ngata, DT* Oregon
14. Philadelphia Chad Greenway, LB Iowa
15. Denver (from ATL) Santonio Holmes, WR* Ohio St.
16. Miami Antonio Cromartie, CB* Florida St.
17. Minnesota Jason Allen, CB/S Tennessee
18. Dallas Manny Lawson, OLB NC State
19. San Diego Winston Justice, T* USC
20. Kansas City Johnathan Joseph, CB* South Carolina
21. New England DeAngelo Williams, RB Memphis
22. San Francisco(from DEN) Tye Hill, CB Clemson
23. Tampa Bay Marcus McNeill, T Auburn
24. Cincinnati Donte Whitner, DB* Ohio St.
25. N.Y. Giants Sinorice Moss, WR Miami
26. Chicago Chad Jackson, WR* Florida
27. Carolina Marcedes Lewis, TE UCLA
28. Jacksonville Nick Mangold, C Ohio St.
29. N.Y. Jets (from DEN) Bobby Carpenter, OLB Ohio St.
30. Indianapolis Laurence Maroney, RB* Minnesota
31. Seattle Jimmy Williams, CB Virginia Tech
32. Pittsburgh LenDale White, RB* USC

8 comments:

BigMike69 said...

I wouldn't call myself a Mel Kiper apologist, but this is probably not fair to him. His mock drafts are not touted as an evaluation of what each team should do, but rather as a predictor of what each team will do. He does add commentary to what he thinks should happen.

Tom said...

your analysis makes no sense. 2001 - kiper has gerard warren going second but gets passed up. therefore he's falls to brown's who take him instead of LT. in this case, the browns did follow kiper's mock in that warren was picked before LT.

Matt said...

Yeah, ridiculous. What happens one year completely affects what happens the next. You can't look at this in a vacuum.

the chief said...

This is awesome. Vacuums own.

Old Prospector said...

Way to leave off the Titans.

rstiles said...

This was a great posting...very interesting

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