Rudy Dominick’s Final NFL Mock Draft: First Round


Published: April 20, 2009


... find their quarterback of the future. With eight possible offensive tackles going in the first round, they may attempt to draft one at No. 20 or No. 33.

With too many holes to fill around the team, Aaron Curry doesn’t fit because too much money would be tied up in the linebacking corps.


2. St. Louis: Jason Smith (OT)—Baylor

St. Louis released Orlando Pace with an eye on grabbing his replacement. The Rams need a solid line to help protect Marc Bulger while giving Steven Jackson holes to run through. Donnie Avery was the first wide receiver selected last year, so the Rams will look to help him later in the draft.


3. Kansas City: Eugene Monroe (OT)—Virginia

Kansas City added a linebacker by signing Zach Thomas, so Aaron Curry stays on the board here. The Chiefs draft Monroe to protect their new franchise quarterback Matt Cassel.



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