NFL Mock Draft: Apr. 13, 2009


Published: April 13, 2009


... final mock draft before the actual draft which takes place in less than 12 days.


1) Jason Smith, OT, Detroit Lions.

Analysis: Why? It's easy, Lions need the SAFEST pick for their crumbling fan base and franchise. They cannot afford to take a QB at No. 1 and let him be an epic failure.

The Lions will select Jason Smith, who is a converted TE, has the best feet in the draft and is a franchise Left Tackle. Book him and Gosder Cherlius at the tackles and let Kevin Smith run his way to 1000 yards for the next couple years if healthy.


2) Eugene Monroe, OT, St Louis Rams.

Analysis: There was no secret that the Rams were coveting Jake Long in last year's draft. They let go Orlando Pace and have Alex Barron heading into a free agency year. They need stability up front for Steven Jackson and Marc Bulger to have a chance in '09.


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