2001 NFL Draft Re-mix

May 8, 2008

Previously I teamed up with Bartolis, a friend of mine for the SportingNews world, to do a re-mix on the 2002 NFL draft.  I’m going to step out on my own to bring you the 2001 version.

#1 Atlanta Falcons – LaDainian Tomlinson
I can say without question that if the Falcons could get a mulligan, they would jump on LT quicker than you can say dogfight. 

#2 Arizona Cardinals – Steve Hutchinson
I know it seems a bit early for a Guard, but considering the success Shaun Alexander, Chester Taylor, and Adrian Peterson have had with him, Arizona would be wise to select the best Guard in the business.

#3 Cleveland Browns – Richard Seymour
They orginally took Gerald Warren, but they would be much happier with the results that Richard Seymour would give them. He, at times, has simply dominated games. He’s been a Pro Bowler five times and an All-Pro three times.

#4 Cincinnati Bengals – Marcus Stroud
Not that Justin Smith was a bad pick for the Bengals, but Marcus Stroud was just a little better. He was named an All-Pro three times.

#5 San Diego Chargers – Kris Jenkins
Since LT is gone, they may as well turn to defense. Kris Jenkins has been a force, twice named All-Pro and three times a Pro Bowler.

#6 New England Patriots – Matt Light
The Patriots got Matt with the 48th pick, but in the re-mixed version they would have to snag him early to protect Tom Brady.

#7 San Francisco 49ers – Reggie Wayne
The 49ers have been hurting for WRs since T.O. forced his way out of town. Reggie Wayne would give them all of the ability, but without the headaches.

#8 Chicago Bears – Steve Smith
The Bears have never really had a gamebreaker at Wide Receiver. Steve Smith certainly fits that bill. David Terrell certainly didn’t pan out.

#9 Seattle Seahawks – Chad Johnson
Instead of drafting Koren Robinson, who alternated between having the dropsies and not being able to put the Pabst Blue Ribbon away, the Seahawks would have been better served drafting Chad Johnson or Ocho Cinco or Keyshawn’s cousin or whatever he’s going by these days. If Seattle would pay Nate Burleson the kind of cash they did, they would have no problem keeping Ocho happy.

#10 Green Bay Packers -T.J. Houshmandzadeh
If you have a chance to get Brett Favre a weapon, you do so. Brett would have been even more productive. Scary.

#11 Carolina Panthers – Casey Hampton
Since they would be missing out on Kris Jenkins (their 2nd Round pick) the Panthers grab Casey Hampton to beef up their defensive front.

#12 St. Louis Rams – Drew Brees
The Greatest Show on Turf would grab their replacement for Kurt Warner, who was never quite the same after this year. Brees would love throwing to the likes of Torry Holt and Isaac Bruce.

#13 Jacksonville Jaguars – Shaun Rogers
With their original pick, Marcus Stroud, off the board already, the Jags turn to Shaun Rogers. I think Rogers would have been even better on a team that wasn’t always in the cellar.

#14 Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Rudi Johnson
Tampa really didn’t have much of a rushing attack after Warrick Dunn left. Rudi would fix that.

#15 Washington Redskins – Nate Clements
The Redskins are going with best availabe as they add a shutdown corner to their defensive backs.

#16 New York Jets – Aaron Schobel
Schoebel is the type of hardworking defensive lineman that Jets fans just love. The two-time Pro Bowler would add to their defensive front.

#17 Seattle Seahawks – Alge Crumpler
If Todd Heap could stay healthy, he would be the pick. However, since he can’t Seattle turns to Alge.

#18 Detroit Lions – Leonard Davis
The Lions chose Jeff Backus out of Michigan, but if they could do it over (and he was available) they would have preferred Leonard Davis.

#19 Pittsburgh Steelers – Kyle Vander Bosch
With their original pick, Casey Hampton, off the board the Steelers would go with Vander Bosch to beef up their D-Line.

#20 St. Louis Rams – Adrian Wilson
The Rams originally drafted fellow Safety Adam Archuleta, but Adrian Wilson has been the better player.

#21 Buffalo Bills – Deuce McAllister
The Bills got Travis Henry in the 2nd Round, but perhaps if they had Deuce they wouldn’t have to draft Willis McGahee later. Maybe playing in Buffalo would help Deuce stay healthy.

#22 New York Giants – Todd Heap
New York fans would be much happier with Heap than have the big mouth Jeremey Shockey a few years later. When healthy Heap is one of the best TEs in the game.

#23 New Orleans Saints – Travis Henry
It seemed like the Saints were ready to end the Ricky Williams experiment so with Deuce and Rudi off the board, the Saints would turn to fellow marijuana aficionado Travis Henry for their rushing attack.

#24 Denver Broncos – Chris Chambers
Chambers would give the Broncos a nice deep threat to go along with Rod Smith.

#25 Philadelphia Eagles – Santana Moss
A ton of great WRs are already off the board so the Birds turn to the speedy Santana Moss. Obviously Freddie Mitchell didn’t work out (except for his grab on that 4th and 26) so Moss would be a major upgrade.

#26 Miami Dolphins – Justin Smith
Smith is a solid DE that would work well with Jason Taylor.

#27 Minnesota Vikings – Derrick Burgess
The Vikings would love Derrick’s pash rushing ability. With teams playing from behind against the high-powered Vikings, Burgess would rack up the sacks.

#28 Oakland Raiders – Jeff Backus
While he hasn’t been an All-Pro, he still has been a solid Tackle since the draft.  He would help a porous Raider line.

#29 St. Louis Rams – Andre Carter
Andre Carter would put a ton of pressure on QBs, especially on the fast track during home games. He could play DE or OLB.

#30 Indianapolis Colts – Fred Smoot
The talent is getting thin, but Smoot had some good seasons at Cornerback for the Redskins.

#31 Baltimore Ravens – Dan Morgan
Injuries derailed a promising career, but Morgan and Ray Lewis would make great teammates.

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9 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Eric
    May 8th, 2008 at 11:26 am #

    cool, I like these things.

  2. Ryan Lester
    May 8th, 2008 at 12:03 pm #

    Thanks Eric. They are fun to do.

  3. George
    May 8th, 2008 at 1:33 pm #

    You said Leonard Davis twice?

  4. Ryan Lester
    May 8th, 2008 at 1:41 pm #

    George – Whoops. Thanks. I made it Backus instead.

  5. Chuck
    May 9th, 2008 at 11:59 am #

    Nice job.

  6. Ryan Lester
    May 9th, 2008 at 12:17 pm #

    Thanks Chuck.

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  8. steve
    September 24th, 2009 at 5:31 am #

    really cant say atlanta would have just drafted lt. in the grand scheme of things lt had the better career, ture, but on a whole vick meant more to the falcons than lt would had. its 2009 of course know way of know about dog fighting, or drafting ryan, but we do know by now lt would have been winding down, and we would have assumed vick would have settled in as a more developed pocket qb. taken into account ticket sales, vick’s early success i still take the qb. as soon as his dog fighting came to light, lt would have been running out of gas. atlanta would have been awful, lt would have been runinto the ground, and maybe burned out quicker. love the idea of it though nice job

  9. LestersLegends
    September 24th, 2009 at 5:35 am #

    Come to think of it, they’d probably grab Hutch. He is easily the best at his position and has been for a while. He probably will be for a while longer.

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