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Dr. Z's Mock Draft
Paul Zimmerman
May 01, 2006
Fearless forecast: Reggie going to the Texans, Matt to the Titans, Vince to the Raiders--and a load of wailing from quarterback-hungry Jets fans
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May 01, 2006

Dr. Z's Mock Draft

Fearless forecast: Reggie going to the Texans, Matt to the Titans, Vince to the Raiders--and a load of wailing from quarterback-hungry Jets fans

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10 CARDINALS Jay Cutler, QB, Vanderbilt This will be the first of the we never thought he'd still be there picks. Coach Denny Green counts his blessings after getting the QB some feel might be the best on the board.

11 RAMS Antonio Cromartie, CB, Florida State A gamble to be sure. He missed 2005 with a torn ACL and had only one college start, but in his workouts "he looked like he was from another planet," says Giants G.M. Ernie Accorsi.

12 BROWNS Kamerion Wimbley, DE, Florida State Do they pick a big guy to help a defense that finished 30th against the run or a pass rusher to fortify a unit that had the fewest sacks in the league? Sacks win. This slender 249-pounder explodes off the edge.

13 RAVENS Haloti Ngata, DT, Oregon They lost 340-pound run stuffer Maake Kemoeatu, so along comes the 338-pound Ngata, making them leaner and meaner across the D-line.

14 EAGLES Bobby Carpenter, LB, Ohio State They want a strongside linebacker. They want some meat on the inside. They're casting eyes at Southern Cal tackle Winston Justice. Can't have 'em all, but the 256-pound Carpenter will provide a big, solid presence.

15 BRONCOS Chad Jackson, WR, Florida When your top offensive threat ( Rod Smith) is 35, it's time to look for help. Jackson is a shade faster than Ohio State's Santonio Holmes.

16 DOLPHINS Jason Allen, FS, Tennessee I've penciled them in for outside linebackers and a slew of wideouts and corners, but all of a sudden Allen's name came to me. Why not fortify another area of concern with the best free safety in the draft?

17 VIKINGS Jimmy Williams, CB, Virginia Tech A boom-or-bust guy with size (6'21/2", 213) and talent; he can be a complainer at times. The Vikings think coordinator Mike Tomlin, who knew Williams in college, can get the most out of him.

18 COWBOYS Santonio Holmes, WR, Ohio State There are cornerbacks galore, just waiting to be picked, but a 4.40 flier with good hands is too enticing to pass up.

19 CHARGERS Winston Justice, T, USC Yes, they'll give the cornerbacks a long look, but they'll settle on Justice, whose workouts have been terrific. It might take him a while to become a force. He's the second best offensive lineman on the board.

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