With the #31 pick in the 2009 MHR Community Mock Draft, the Arizona Cardinals select....
OLB, LARRY ENGLISH, NORTHERN ILLINOIS
Round 1, Pick #31 overall
Details of the pick after the jump...
From the GM Calibroncoboy: After losing Antonio Smith, 3 out of the Cardinals top 4 linebackers are over 30 years old. They need someone to help along side Dansby. Larry English gives them some versaltility as he can play as a 3-4 LB or as a 4-3 DE and can develop along the way. I think that they have no choice but to go defense here because they were 28th in the league in points allowed last year. English is a player who has shown he is durable as he was in 98% of the Huskie's plays last year. He has won many awards such as being the first defensive player to win the Smith Award since the first year of the award in 1982. He averaged over 6 tackles a game. He flashes a quick first step, good strength off the edge and blinding closing speed that abruptly hits the quarterback that has resulted in over 23 sacks over his career. I say the bottom line is that the Cardinals proved that they can get it done on offense and that they could use Larry English as an explosive, strong tackler, to possibly anchor the defense.
ON THE CLOCK
Pittsburgh Steelers are up next. Last pick of the first round. We'll need to keep the foot on the gas to make it #48, where the Broncos are picking again. I'm thinking of a little different format going forward, and I have included a poll to get your opinion on it. Vote on what you want to do!
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Round 1, Pick #32 Overall
- Detroit Lions: McDah OLB Aaron Curry, Wake Forest
- St.Louis Rams: 53guys OT Jason Smith, Baylor
- Kansas City Chiefs: Papisan DE/OLB Brian Orakpo, Texas
- Seattle Seahawks: Denver_Native OT, Eugene Monroe, Virginia
- Cleveland Browns: Zappa WR, Michael Crabtree, Texas Tech
- Cincinnati Bengals: DukeTC OT, Michael Oher, Ole Miss
- Oakland Raiders: V. Money DT/NT, BJ Raji, Boston College
- Jacksonville Jaguars: gunnermc QB, Matt Stafford, Georgia
- Green Bay Packers: Broncosorbust OLB, Clay Matthews, USC
- San Francisco 49ers: Elway's Ghost DE/OLB, Everette Brown, Florida St.
- Buffalo Bills: Rep56 TE, Brandon Pettigrew, Oklahoma St.
Denver Broncos: broncofan91 OLB, Brian Cushing, USC
- Washington Redskins: Chawkins06 DE Aaron Maybin, Penn St.
- New Orleans Saints: gnarlybroncodude DB, Malcolm Jenkins, Ohio St.
- Houston Texans: PredominantlyOrange WR, Jeremy Maclin, Missouri
- San Diego Chargers: Sadaraine ILB, Rey Maualuga, USC
- New York Jets: danelama QB, Mark Sanchez, USC
- Denver Broncos (from Chicago): Combat Chuk RB, Knowshon Moreno, Georgia
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers: OrangeCrush4082 QB, Josh Freeman, Kansas St.
- (Dallas Cowboys) Lions: BDAWKisaBRONC OT, Andre Smith, Alabama
- Philadelphia Eagles: ejruiz WR, Hakeem Nicks, UNC
- Minnesota Vikings: War Eagle Aubie WR, Percy Harvin, Florida
- New England Patriots bronco-Maine-iac LB, James Laurinaitis, OSU
- Atlanta Falcons: Stovie47 DT/DE, Peria Jerry, Ole Miss
- Miami Dolphins: adamriggs CB, Sean Smith, Utah
- Baltimore Ravens mla2131 CB, Vontae Davis, Illinois
- Indianapolis Colts: chikndnn DT, "Ziggy" Hood, Missouri
- (Carolina Panthers) Eagles: bcfunk RB, Chris Wells, Ohio St.
- New York Giants: Russ WR, Darrius Heyward-Bey, Maryland
- Tennessee Titans: Broncoman DT/DE, Jarron Gilbert, San Jose St.
- Arizona Cardinals: Calibroncoboy OLB, Larry English, Northern Illinois
- Pittsburgh Steelers: PABroncofan ON THE CLOCK
Would you (the MHR Community Draft participants, and the Community at large) be interested in doing the rest of the rounds a little differently? Any questions/ideas should go in the comments.
Let's change things up. Open Threads starting with the 2nd round with polls for the Broncos picks each round. We'll get more Broncos that way. (88 votes)
Keep it the way it is. (The mock draft will end at the Broncos' 2nd round pick most likley. If we hurry.) (46 votes)
134 total votes