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February 23, 2008
Lou Pickney, DraftKing.com

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Tonight I was invited to take part in a dueling mock draft on FinsRadio.net with show host Sunstroke Stevens. To listen to the broadcast, you can do so here -- my audio is a bit louder than the hosts, so it should be easy enough to pick me out, if that's something of interest:

We broke the record for the longest show in the history of the program. For the record, here is how the dueling mock played out.

SS = Sunstroke Stevens
LP = Lou Pickney of DraftKing.com

Conducted Feb. 23, 2008
SS- 1. Dolphins: Jake Long, OT, Michigan
LP- 2. Rams: Chris Long, DE, Virginia
SS- 3. Falcons: Matt Ryan, QB, Boston College
LP- 4. Raiders: Glenn Dorsey, DT, LSU
SS- 5. Chiefs: Sedrick Ellis, DT, USC
LP- 6. Jets: Darren McFadden, RB, Arkansas
SS- 7. Patriots: Leodis McKelvin, CB, Troy
LP- 8. Ravens: Brian Brohm, QB, Louisville
SS- 9. Bengals: Vernon Gholston, DE, Ohio State
LP- 10. Saints: Mike Jenkins, CB, South Florida
SS- 11. Bills: Keith Rivers, OLB, USC
LP- 12. Broncos: Ryan Clady, OT, Boise State
SS- 13. Panthers: Sam Baker, OT, USC
LP- 14. Bears: Chad Henne, QB, Michigan
SS- 15. Lions: Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, CB, TSU
LP- 16. Cardinals: Felix Jones, RB, Arkansas
SS- 17. Vikings: Kenny Phillips, FS, Miami
LP- 18. Texans: Aqib Talib, CB, Kansas
SS- 19. Eagles: Calais Campbell, DE, Miami
LP- 20. Buccaneers: Malcolm Kelly, WR, Arkansas
SS- 21. Redskins: Derrick Harvey, DE, Florida
LP- 22. Cowboys: Rashard Mendenhall, RB, Illinois
SS- 23. Steelers: Chris Williams, OT, Vanderbilt
LP- 24. Titans: Limas Sweed, WR, Texas
SS- 25. Seahawks: Jonathan Stewart, RB, Oregon
LP- 26. Jaguars: Philip Merling, DE, Clemson
SS- 27. Chargers: Reggie Smith, CB, Oklahoma
LP- 28. Cowboys: DeSean Jackson, WR/KR, Cal
SS- 29. 49ers: Kentwan Balmer, DT, North Carolina
LP- 30. Packers: Brandon Flowers, CB, Virginia Tech
SS- 31. Giants: Antoine Cason, CB, Arizona
LP- 32. Dolphins: Dan Connor, LB, Penn State

This was a fun exercise, and it shows how a talented player like Dan Connor could slip out of the first round. The only pick that felt a bit odd to me was matching Michigan QB Chad Henne with Chicago at #14. But Henne's stock has been on the rise, and we'll see how Henne does tomorrow at the combine.


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