The Inquirer will publish mock drafts throughout the week. Here is how Ourlads believes Saturday's first round will play out. The Eagles pick 26th.
No. Team Player Pos. Ht. Wt. College
1. Oakland JaMarcus Russell QB 6-6 263 LSU
Big, strong, mobile. Strong arm with good velocity and ball rotation. Can throw outs and crossing routes on a rope.
2. Detroit Gaines Adams DE 6-5 260 Clemson
Outstanding athletic ability, good instincts and feel for the game. Long arms to pull and jerk offensive tackle. Improved his work habits in 2006.
3. Cleveland Joe Thomas OT 6-6 313 Wisconsin
Three-year starter is a left tackle has outstanding combination of size, athletic ability, and nasty style.
4. Tampa Bay Calvin Johnson WR 6-4 237 Georgia Tech
Three-year starter has rare combination of athletic ability and intelligence. Can take a short pass all the way. Will be effective on inside or outside routes. Physical enough to break a tackle and deliver a blow.
5. Arizona Jamaal Anderson DE 6-6 279 Arkansas
Excellent athlete with rare quickness and agility. Disruptive pass rusher with size to shut down the run. Can close on the quarterback.
6. Washington Amobi Okoye DT 6-2 287 Louisville
Came to college as a 16-year-old and played in every game as a freshman. Born in Anambia, Nigeria. Moved to Alabama at 12. Plays with leverage and strength. Long arms and big hands. Runs to the ball.
7. Minnesota Brady Quinn QB 6-3 226 Notre Dame
Four-year starter has been in a pro-style offense for two years. Makes all the line calls and adjustments at the line of scrimmage. Poised and tough in the pocket. Accurate, disciplined, and handles pressure well.
8. Atlanta LaRon Landry S 6-2 205 LSU
Four-year starter with outstanding anticipation and quick reactions. Impact player with size and speed. Good instincts. Big hitter in supporting the run. Solid tackler. Good blitzer, zone awareness. A playmaker.
9. Miami Levi Brown OT 6-3 328 Penn State
A four-year starter that came to Penn State as a defensive tackle. Left tackle has good size, strength, balance, quickness, range, body control, and mobility. Smooth and athletic in his movements.
10. Houston Adrian Peterson RB 6-2 218 Oklahoma
Junior was a three-year starter. Powerful, strong, quick, and fast. Productive over career. Good quickness, agility, and balance for position. Classic downhill runner.
11. San Francisco Adam Carriker DE 6-6 292 Nebraska
Three-year starter can play end in a 4-3 or a 3-4 scheme. Strong upper body. Good athletic ability with strong hands. Old school defensive end size. Power rusher. More of a left defensive end in a 4-3 scheme.
12. Buffalo Patrick Willis LB 6-1 240 Mississippi
Two-year starter with natural ability to make plays. Takes good angles in pursuit and is outstanding adjusting to movement on the run. Explosive attacking blockers and gets separation with hand strength and quickness.
13. St. Louis Alan Branch DT 6-6 331 Michigan
Junior was a two-year starter. He is a classic inside nose tackle that can push the pocket and be disruptive, with first-step quickness to get penetration or gain an advantage upfield.
14. Carolina Reggie Nelson S 6-0 193 Florida
Two-year starter was a juco transfer. He is athletic, aggressive, tough, and fast. Similar in size to Eagles' Brian Dawkins. A solid senior year elevated his stock. Physically touch and aggressive. Intense.
15. Pittsburgh Leon Hall CB 5-11 193 Michigan
He started for 31/2 years and excels in man coverage with speed and quickness. He is a physical player that is aggressive forcing the run, is instinctive, and effective in man-to-man, zone, or press man coverage.
16. Green Bay Ted Ginn Jr. WR 6-0 180 Ohio State
Three-year starter has rare speed and will always put pressure on the secondary. He will contribute as a kickoff and punt returner. He has above average hands and is a scary open-field runner..
17. Jacksonville Darrelle Revis CB 6-0 197 Pittsburgh
Three-year starter has good athletic ability and quick feet. Can plant and close on the ball quickly and had natural tools for a man-to-man cover corner. Showed good speed in running down Rutgers' Ray Rice from behind.
18. Cincinnati Anthony Spencer DE 6-3 261 Purdue Three-year starter has excellent acceleration off the ball and plays with good leverage.
19. Tennessee Chris Houston CB 5-11 185 Arkansas
Has speed and majors in man-to-man coverage, while being physical at the line of scrimmage and is effective at rerouting receivers. He's a classic "cover two" corner.
20. N.Y. Giants John Beason LB 6-0 236 Miami
The junior was a two-year starter and is strong, physical, versatile and reads and reacts suddenly. He's a cover linebacker that is a good blitzer and also quickly fills the inside run aggressively.
21. Denver Jarvis Moss DE 6-6 251 Florida
The junior has height, speed, range and long arms, and uses a spin move on pass rush. He gets his hands up and can tip passes or force the quarterback to throw around him.
22. Dallas Aaron Ross CB 6-1 192 Texas
A first-year starter. Deceiving because of all the good corners that have come through Texas. Will contribute as a punt returner and on special-teams coverage. Good size and athletic ability for a corner. Strong senior year. Quick feet. Instinctive cover corner. Good hands, strong ball skills, and range all over the field.
23. Kansas City Joe Staley OT 6-6 306 Central Mich.
Three-year starter is a dependable pass protector, good run blocker that is competitive and works to finish his blocks. He is explosive with an impact pop and surge. Gets movement on short-yardage plays.
24. New England Paul Posluszny LB 6-1 237 Penn State Three-year starter makes plays, has excellent technique and rare instincts. Great first-step reactions and gets downhill in a hurry. Takes quick short steps reacting to blocks and good angles in pursuit. Athletic and fluid enough to play on the outside.
25. N.Y. Jets Greg Olsen TE 6-4 252 Miami
The junior was three-year starter and transfer from Notre Dame. Good hands with size and speed combination. Athletic receiver that has speed to go downfield, has soft hands, and can separate versus man coverage.
26. EAGLES Michael Griffin S 6-0 195 Texas
The two-year starter is athletic and highly competitive, dependable with good range and hands. He is a physical run defender and has good ball skills and instincts. Good size for the position and is a playmaker with good anticipation. He is more comfortable defending the passing game and is an inconsistent tackler on run support.
27. New Orleans David Harris LB 6-2 245 Michigan
The two-year starter is aggressive and hardnosed, with good initial quickness, and gets downhill in a hurry. He has good change of direction and does a solid job of filling the running lanes.
28. New England Marcus McCauley DB 6-1 205 Fresno State
The outstanding athlete was best in press coverage. He has long arms and big hands, and is natural and fluid. He will explode into ball carrier on run support or can blanket receiver.
29. Baltimore Brandon Meriweather S 5-11 192 Miami
The three-year starter can play safety, corner, or nickel corner. He's instinctive, has quick feet and burst to close on the ball. Aggressive, competitive and intense.
30. San Diego Robert Meachem WR 6-3 211 Tennessee
The one-year starter has a good combination of size and speed, with dependable hands. He runs good routes and has the speed to stretch a secondary vertically and is elusive in the open field.
31. Chicago Dwayne Bowe WR 6-2 217 LSU
The three-year starter is productive and a competitor with size, athletic ability and speed. Catches the ball in his hands, extended away from his body. Runs with power after the catch.
32. Indianapolis Lawrence Timmons LB 6-3 230 Florida State
The junior was just a one-year starter, playing behind Ernie Sims as a sophomore. A productive raw talent that is versatile enough to play all three linebacker spots and never come off the field.