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2007 SB Nation Mock Draft Update

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The 2007 SB Nation Mock Draft has made great progress this week. We are already up to the #24 overall pick of the draft and are inching ever closer to reaching the Lions' second pick of the draft. When the #34 overall selection arrives it'll put Detroit back on the clock for what will be the third time already in this draft due to the fact that the first time I made a trade with no pick.

When the Lions are back on the clock I will target a cornerback or a middle linebacker. Both positions are big needs on the Lions' roster and can greatly be addressed through the draft. Of the two positions, I'm slightly leaning towards going after a CB since there will surely be first round talent still available, which is one of the nice things about having such a high draft position.

As far as the exact players I'm looking at, there are a few names out there that I have on the short list. I'm sure one or two of them will be drafted before I get to pick again, so it'll just make the pick easier. Three cornerbacks have been drafted already (Hall, Revis, and Ross), which didn't surprise me. Hall and Revis are the top two on the draft board and went in the middle of the first round (as you can see below). Ross went at #22 to the Cowboys, which did surprise me a little. I had small hopes that Ross would fall to the second round so I could get a steal, but alas, that didn't happen.

Once the second round gets closer I'll get into further detail about the players I'm looking at, but until then, take a look at the 23 picks that have occurred already during the SB Nation Mock Draft. Plenty of trades have happened in just this first round alone, something that is very usual in the real draft. Houston has been the most active player in the round of trades as the Texans moved down twice before drafting Joe Staley out of Central Michigan. Staley was another one of those players I hoped would fall to the second round, but he went much quicker than I expected.

New England is on the clock currently and after making their selection at #24, will be back on the clock at #28. Stay tuned for the picks at Field Gulls, the great host of this mock draft, and also head on over to Draft Tek, a website that SB Nation has partnered up with to simulate our mock draft with their system that picks players based on needs and other factors. It's pretty cool, so make sure to check it out.

2007 SB Nation Mock Draft - First Round
Pick Team Player Pos. Ht. Wt. College
1 Oakland Raiders JaMarcus Russell QB 6-6 255 LSU
2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (From DET) Calvin Johnson WR 6-5 235 Georgia Tech
3 Cleveland Browns Joe Thomas OT 6-7 310 Wisconsin
4 Detroit Lions (From TB) Gaines Adams DE 6-5 260 Clemson
5 Arizona Cardinals Levi Brown OT 6-5 325 Penn State
6 Washington Redskins Jamaal Anderson DE 6-5 278 Arkansas
7 Minnesota Vikings Adrian Peterson RB 6-0 220 Oklahoma
8 Atlanta Falcons (From HOU) LaRon Landry S 6-2 205 LSU
9 Miami Dolphins Brady Quinn QB 6-4 225 Notre Dame
10 Buffalo Bills (From HOU via ATL) Patrick Willis MLB 6-1 235 Mississippi
11 San Francisco 49ers Adam Carriker DE 6-6 290 Nebraska
12 Denver Broncos (From HOU via BUF) Alan Branch DT 6-5 330 Michigan
13 St. Louis Rams Amobi Okoye DT 6-2 312 Louisville
14 Carolina Panthers Reggie Nelson S 6-0 195 Florida
15 Pittsburgh Steelers Jarvis Moss DE 6-5 255 Florida
16 Green Bay Packers Marshawn Lynch RB 5-10 223 California
17 Jacksonville Jaguars Leon Hall CB 5-11 195 Michigan
18 Cincinnati Bengals Darrelle Revis CB 5-11 190 Pittsburgh
19 Tennessee Titans Robert Meachem WR 6-2 210 Tennessee
20 New York Giants Paul Poluszny OLB 6-2 230 Penn State
21 Houston Texans (From DEN) Joe Staley OT 6-6 300 Central Mich.
22 Dallas Cowboys Aaron Ross CB 6-0 190 Texas
23 Kansas City Chiefs Ted Ginn Jr. WR 5-11 185 Ohio State
Next 5 Picks...
24 New England Patriots (From SEA)
25 New York Jets
26 Philadelphia Eagles
27 New Orleans Saints
28 New England Patriots