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Peter King's Mock Draft
April 27, 2009
Crabtree is the perfect metaphor for this draft: brilliant upside, but with a lot of scouts' questions to clear up. Want a sure thing? Not this year.
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April 27, 2009

Peter King's Mock Draft

Crabtree is the perfect metaphor for this draft: brilliant upside, but with a lot of scouts' questions to clear up. Want a sure thing? Not this year.

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DT B.J. Raji would allow Cleveland to move Shaun Rogers to DE full time. But Curry, who can play inside or outside LB, is a better sideline-to-sideline fit for Eric Mangini's 3--4.

6 BENGALS
B.J. Raji
Defensive tackle | Boston College

Cincinnati can line up Raji (6'2", 337) alongside free-agent pickup Tank Johnson on the inside of its 4--3, giving coach Marvin Lewis the run stoppers he's always wanted.

7 Raiders
Jeremy Maclin
Wide receiver | Missouri

Oakland will be tempted by the quality tackles still available here, but when in doubt, longball-loving Al Davis usually looks for speed at the wideout position.

8 JAGUARS
Eugene Monroe
Tackle | Virginia

Coach Jack Del Rio loves LB Rey Maualuga, and the USC product is a real possibility here. Monroe (6'5", 309), however, gives Jacksonville a Week 1 starter at LT.

9 Packers
Andre Smith
Tackle | Alabama

Green Bay will think hard about choosing Michael Crabtree or Aaron Maybin, but with longtime starting tackle Chad Clifton turning 33 this year, Smith is a good fit here.

10 49ERS
Michael Crabtree
Wide receiver | Texas Tech

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