2000 NFL Draft Re-mix

May 13, 2008

I’m teaming up with my good friend JP for the 2000 NFL Draft Re-mix.  We alternated picks (he had the even so he could pick for his Eagles, I had the odd) and chose who the teams would take if they could do it over knowing what they know today.  This was a lot of fun making.  I hope you enjoy it.

#1 Cleveland Browns – Tom Brady
I debated between TB and Urlacher as one quarterbacks your offense and the other your defense.  In the end I went with Brady because of the poise and talent he possesses.

#2 Washington Redskins – Brian Urlacher
Simply put one of the games best LBs. 

#3 Washington Redskins – Shaun Alexander
SA is a beast having ripped off 9,429 yards and 100 rushing TDs (112 overall). He topped 1300 rushing yards four times and 14 TDs five times.

#4 Cincinnati Bengals – Adalius Thomas
This LB can play any defensive position. In his career he has 449 Tackles, 45.0 Sacks, 7 INTs. Led NFL in non-offensive touchdowns(3) in 2005.

#5 Baltimore Ravens – Julian Peterson
Instead of drafting Jamal, the Ravens could stick with Priest Holmes and add the versatile Julian Peterson to an already nasty defense.

#6 Philadelphia Eagles – Plaxico Burress
Here’s McNabb’s primary downfield weapon. He also can be a huge target in the red zone when he puts forth the effort.

#7 Arizona Cardinals – Chris Samuels
Samuels has been one of the games best Tackles.  He is a five-time Pro Bowler.  You can’t pass up on a franchise Tackle if you’re Arizona.

#8 Pittsburgh Steelers – Deltha O’Neal
2-time Pro Bowl corner who has 31 career INTs with 3 returned for touchdowns. He tied an NFL record with 4 picks in one game.

#9 Chicago Bears – Marc Bulger
The Quarterback position has long been a problem spot for Chicago.  Drafting the 2-time Pro Bowler Bulger would be a vast improvement of the garbage they’ve wheeled out there in recent years.

#10 Baltimore Ravens – Chad Clifton
The Ravens really bolster their O-line with Jonathan Ogden on the left and chad clifton at the right tackle position.

#11 New York Giants – LaVar Arrington
The G-Men go after 3-time Pro Bowler Arrington, who has 415 career Tackles, 23.5 Sacks, and 4 INTs.

#12 New York Jets – Jamal Lewis
Now the Jets can have their Shock and Awe 2-back system with Jamal and Curtis “My Favorite” Martin. Jamal’s power running game has amassed 9,105 yards with 54 TDs and a rushing averaging of 4.3 yards.

#13 New York Jets – Keith Bullock
Syracuse’s Keith Bullock has had 871 tackles since enterting the league along with 17.5 Sacks and 16 INTS. He had five straight years of 127+ tackles. Great addition to any defense.

#14 Green Bay Packers – Laveranues Coles
John Madden’s mancrush gets a new deep threat in Coles, who has 7,245 career yards along with 37 TDs.

#15 Denver Broncos -John Abraham
The Broncos can’t pass up three-time Pro Bowl DE John Abraham and his 67.5 career sacks.

#16 San Francisco 49ers – Shaun Ellis
After Abraham goes off the board, the Niners pick up DE Shaun Ellis, who has a solid 53.5 career sacks.

#17 Oakland Raiders -Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila
The Raiders were still good for a few years after this draft. Their offense was amazing. Adding a pass rushing force like KGB, who has 74 career Sacks, would be a great addition.

#18 New York Jets – Mike Brown
Mike Brown joins the Jets to add some big play ability and leadership to their secondary. Brown is a two-time pro-bowler with 15 career INTs and 7 defensive TDs (4 TDs by interceptions) 2 of which were game winning overtime returns. He had 101 Tackles as a rookie.

#19 Seattle Seahwawks – Thomas Jones
Since they won’t be able to grab Shaun Alexander, the Seahawks turn to the versatile Thomas Jones, who has 6503 career rushing yards and 1593 receiving yards. He has three straight 1000 yard seasons.

#20 Detroit Lions – Marvel Smith
Just got off the phone with Matt Millen, “Pull the trigger on Warrick or any other wideout!” Fire me, Millen. I’m gonna get little line protection with the selection of Marvel Smith.

#21 Kansas City Chiefs – Jerry Porter
Porter had a few good years before Oakland went into the tank, and he followed them. Perhaps playing on a team like Kansas City with that high-powered offense Porter would be able to have more of the ups to his roller coaster career.

#22 Seattle Seahawks – Bubba Franks
When healthy, the three-time bowler is very reliable in the red zone and is capable of opening up the seams when Hasselbeck goes plays action.

#23 Carolina Panthers -Darrell Jackson
I should have grabbed D-Jax a couple of spots earlier instead of Jerry Porter (must have been listening to Matt Millen). Steve Smith has seldom had a WR to compliment him. D-Jax 6942 career receiving yards and 50 TDs would do the trick.

#24 San Francisco 49ers – Dante Hall
The Niners want to spark up their return game and put their offense in the best possible position with the “X-Factor” Dante Hall, who is an explosive return man and speedy wideout in 3 or 4 receiver sets. “This two-time Pro Bowl selection holds Chiefs records for career kickoff returns (360), kickoff return yards (8,644), special teams scores (11), kickoff return touchdowns (6), combined net yards (12.356) and career punt returns for touchdowns (5)…six kickoff returns for touchdowns are tied for first in NFL history and 8,644 career kickoff return yards rank sixth in NFL history.”

#25 Minnesota Vikings – Corey Simon
The Vikings originally picked Chris Hovan, who was a decent player at times.  Simon has more solid seasons, including a 2003 Pro Bowl season.  He has three seasons of at least 7.5 Sacks.

#26 Buffalo Bills – Ian Gold
The Bills grab this consistent tackler who has recorded 100+ tackles in four seasons. He led the Broncos with 130 unassisted tackles in 2002. He went to the Pro Bowl in 2001 for his special teams play.

#27 New York Jets – Marcus Washington
With four first rounders, it’s pretty sad the Jets didn’t have more success. Marcus has 601 career tackles and 37.5 Sacks. He was a 2004 Pro Bowler, and has five seasons of 80+ tackles and four seasons of 5+ Sacks.

#28 Indianapolis Colts – Ron Dayne
The Great Dayne would could have been better off with Colts in this situation, he would provide a nice change of pace in running styles with that of the edge. Plus Indy’s line is one of the best, couple that with the constant threat of the pass and he would likely perform better.

#29 Jacksonville Jaguars -Kenoy Kennedy
Kenoy could team with Donovan Darius for a hard-hitting Safety duo. He has 550 career tackles, 6 Sacks, and 10 INTs.

#30 Tennessee Titans -Travis Taylor
Taylor can thrive as a #2 or #3 wideout behind Derrick Mason at #1 with Steve McNair at the helm. Taylor won a super bowl with the Ravens and has 4,017 career yards and 22 TDs.

#31 St. Louis Rams – Mike Anderson
The Rams swung and missed with Trung Canidate, but Mike Anderson’s 4067 rushing yards and 37 TDs would have been a nice compliment to Marshall Faulk. What’s more is Anderson wouldn’t have to deal with the fickle Mike Shanahan, who basically abandonded him after his 1487 yard, 15 TD rookie campaign.

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6 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. BDJP
    May 13th, 2008 at 10:08 am #

    Thanks for giving me the Birds pick! It would have been nice to pick up Plax or Laveranues Coles rather than Todd Pinkston.

  2. Ryan Lester
    May 13th, 2008 at 10:11 am #

    Not a problem JP. Too bad there wasn’t a Pats pick for me. I got to pick for the Vikes though, which was cool.

  3. Chuck
    May 13th, 2008 at 2:05 pm #

    Nice job with the Vikes’ pick. This was a good look back at the Tom Brady draft. I agree that the Eagles would love to have had Plaxico Burress. I love the Ron Dayne thoughts.

  4. Ryan Lester
    May 13th, 2008 at 3:27 pm #

    Thanks. It was fun.

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