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MHR Community Mock Draft Pick #14

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Plays defense and a tremendous value at #14.

From GM gnarlybroncodude : The Saints have had one problem the last couple of years and it has been the defense. The last couple of years offenses have been exploiting the Saints horrific secondary They get lucky with a player that was once thought to be a top 5 pick. With the 13th pick in the draft the Saints select Malcolm Jenkins. Jenkins has the size and strength that every coach would love in a cornerback. He is a three-time first-team All Big Ten and two-time All-American. Jenkins could have come out after his junior year and been a top 10 pick but decided to go back to school. As a senior he showed how consistent he could be, practically shutting down every receiver he faced. His senior year he won the Thorpe Award which recognizes the Nations top defensive back. His stock slipped a bit after the combine because of his 40 time which he ran in 4.54. The Saints get an amazing player with Jenkins. If you put on the game tape you will see a Dominate corner that is physical corner that not only has great cover skills but loves to tackle. The Saints will give him a shot at corner and if that does not work out they will have a pro bowl FS in his first year. I think the Saints are extremely lucky to have player of Jenkins caliber fall to them and they get a player that will dramatically help improve their secondary in 2009.

Commish's Thoughts: I have Jenkins rated as one of the top five overall prospects on my board and couldn't agree more with the sentiment expressed by GM GBD: Teams will be lucky (but also likely) to pick up jenkins outside of the top ten. Despite anyone's feelings about Ohio St. in general, Jenkins is durable, versatile and has the "it" factor that you look for in impact players. And as far as the Saints are concerned, he plays defense. 'Nuff said.

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Houston Texans are up next. Still a number of top talents to choose from, including the enigmatic CB Sean Smith, a prospect who has seemed to have held the eye of Texans fans. But Will Predom.Orange feels the same way? We'll find out tomorrow!

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Houston Texans

Round 1, Pick #15 Overall

GM PredominantlyOrange

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Round One

  1. Detroit Lions: McDah OLB Aaron Curry, Wake Forest
  2. St.Louis Rams: 53guys OT Jason Smith, Baylor
  3. Kansas City Chiefs: Papisan DE/OLB Brian Orakpo, Texas
  4. Seattle Seahawks: Denver_Native OT, Eugene Monroe, Virginia
  5. Cleveland Browns: Zappa WR, Michael Crabtree, Texas Tech
  6. Cincinnati Bengals: DukeTC OT, Michael Oher, Ole Miss
  7. Oakland Raiders: V. Money DT/NT, BJ Raji, Boston College
  8. Jacksonville Jaguars: gunnermc QB, Matt Stafford, Georgia
  9. Green Bay Packers: Broncosorbust OLB, Clay Matthews, USC
  10. San Francisco 49ers: Elway's Ghost DE/OLB, Everette Brown, Florida St.
  11. Buffalo Bills: Rep56 TE, Brandon Pettigrew, Oklahoma St.
  12. Denver Broncos: broncofan91 OLB, Brian Cushing, USC
  13. Washington Redskins: Chawkins06 DE Aaron Maybin, Penn St.
  14. New Orleans Saints: gnarlybroncodude DB, Malcolm Jenkins, Ohio St.
  15. Houston Texans: PredominantlyOrange ON THE CLOCK
  16. San Diego Chargers: Sadaraine ON DECK
  17. New York Jets: danelama
  18. Chicago Bears: Combat Chuk
  19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: OrangeCrush4082
  20. (Dallas Cowboys) Lions: BDAWKisaBRONC
  21. Philadelphia Eagles: ejruiz
  22. Minnesota Vikings: War Eagle Aubie
  23. New England Patriots bronco-Maine-iac
  24. Atlanta Falcons: Stovie47
  25. Miami Dolphins: adamriggs
  26. Baltimore Ravens mla2131
  27. Indianapolis Colts: chikndnnr
  28. (Carolina Panthers) Eagles: bcfunk
  29. New York Giants: Russ
  30. Tennessee Titans: Broncoman
  31. Arizona Cardinals: Calibroncoboy
  32. Pittsburgh Steelers: PABroncofan