High Stakes (cont.)
Posted: Tuesday March 27, 2007 3:47PM; Updated: Wednesday March 28, 2007 8:23PM
5. Cardinals: Think meat and potatoes -- Big Ten meat and potatoes. While run stopping-pass rushing defensive tackle Alan Branch of Michigan would be tempting, new coach Ken Whisenhunt knows he must shore up the offensive line, so the early-line favorite is left tackle Levi Brown of Penn State.
Wild cards: The Redskins (six), Dolphins (nine) and Broncos (21) could all try to improve their position. Denver has already tried and failed to swing a deal with Detroit, and Miami has been in the market for a quarterback. On Sunday, Washington brass scoffed at the notion that the team would move up to get Johnson. But in truth the Skins are the only club outside the top five that can put together a package of picks and players attractive enough to snag Johnson.
If I Were the (Draft) King
Here's what I'd do if I were picking for the teams with the first five choices this year:
4. Tampa Bay