Mock Draft Round-Up 2K9

We haven’t dove into the pre-draft speculations as hard as we did last year here at the Nest.  Mostly just because picking 26th isnt quite as exciting as picking 8th, right?  Of course, nobody around here is going to complain if the Ravens are picking near the bottom of the first round for the next oh, say, 20 years or so.

However, with the Draft only 3 days away, it’s high time we rounded up what the mock draft prognosticators have the Ravens doing with that 26th selection.

First, some bloggers:

New England Patriots Draft: Alphonso Smith, CB, Wake Forest

Draft Zoo:  Percy Harvin, WR, Florida

My Sports Rumors:  Harvin

Bear Goggles On:  Kenny Britt, WR, Rutgers

Ebony Bird:  Darius Heyward-Bey, WR, Maryland

View From the Student Section:   Hakeem Nicks, WR, North Carolina

NFL Draft HQ:  Robert Ayers, DE, Tennessee

The Trojan Empire:   Nicks

Niner Cap Hell:   Britt

NFL Draft Specialist:   Duke Robinson, OG, Oklahoma

And now for some Bigger Sites:

Pro Football Weekly:  Vontae Davis, CB, Illinois

National Football Post:  Rey Maualuga, LB, USC

Pro Football Talk:   Britt

The big boys:

CBS Sports

Rob Rang:  Heyward-Bey

Chad Reuter:  Maualuga

Michael Lombardi:  Britt

Pete Prisco:  Davis

Clark Judge:  Harvin

The Sporting News

Consensus:  Britt

Sports Illustrated

Don Banks:   Maualuga

Fox Sports

Peter Schrager:   Larry English, DE/LB, Northern Illinois


Blog Network:  Heyward-Bey

Of course, we saved the best “mock-ers” for last:

Todd McShay:  Britt

Mel Kiper, Jr.:  Davis

So there you have it.  The tally, just based on this small sample size of 24 mock drafts from around the interwebs:


WR:  14

LB:  3.5

CB:  4

OG: 1

DE: 1.5


Kenny Britt: 6

Darius Heyward-Bey:  4

Rey Maualuga:  3

Vontae Davis:  3

Hakeem Nicks:  2

Percy Harvin:  2

Duke Robinson:  1

Robert Ayers:  1

Alphonso Smith:  1

Larry English:  1

And what about our official prediction here at the Nest?  We’ll go with this:

Ozzie will surprise you.


4 Responses to “Mock Draft Round-Up 2K9”

  1. UnbiasedGuy Says:

    Oh it will definitely be a WR. But, I have a feeling Ozzie will try to shop that low Rd 1 pick for a couple lower round picks.

  2. Orangebird Says:

    I’ve never heard of this Brit guy, I would rather have DHB or Harvin!

  3. ur mom Says:

    Way to put yourself out there. Ur mom’s prediction – BBD.

  4. Jwills Says:

    Stay away from Harvin! How do you fail a drug test that you know is coming. Can’t stop smokin’ weed for one week out of the year. Ozzie isn’t going to automatically take WR. He ALWAYS takes best available before need. So he’ll probably will take Vontae or Rey.

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