2009 Madden Mock Draft 16-18

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Posted April 15th, 2009 at 5:54 am

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The Madden Mock Draft continues with the Chargers, Jets, and Broncos. These are three teams that have a completely different focus in this area of round one. The Chargers are in a position where they can draft the best available player that fits, the Jets have obvious needs at two skill positions on offense, and the Broncos get their second pick of the round to fill a need.

Continue on to see the selections and leave your thoughts in the comments. Remember this is more about what players would improve the teams the most in Madden 10 and beyond than it is a prediction of who will be taken in the NFL Draft.

#16 – San Diego Chargers – Tyson Jackson – DE – LSU

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The Chargers are one of the few teams that don’t really have a glaring weakness. Potentially a pick here of an offensive tackle, inside linebacker, defensive end, or safety would make sense.

Ultimately Tyson Jackson seemed to be the best fit as a 3-4 DE. Michael Oher was also strongly considered, but he wouldn’t have provided much if any advantage over the current roster. There is no impact safety which is probably what the team could’ve used more than anything.

#17 – New York Jets – Darrius Heyward-Bey – WR – Maryland

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All Brett Favre did was delay the Jets franchise QB search by one year. They also desperately need some explosiveness at receiver. There isn’t much need to look any positions other than QB or WR here.

The question becomes whether a Josh Freeman or Pat White would benefit the Jets more than a Percy Harvin or Darrius Heyward-Bey. After Stafford and Sanchez go the QB class becomes projects, which wouldn’t bode well in Madden. So WR is the best choice here. Both of them could see the field as returners also. Harvin’s stock is dropping (tested positive for drugs, durability concerns). Heyward-Bey’s speed is enticing as is his height advantage so he becomes the choice.

#18 – Denver Broncos – Rey Maualuga – ILB – USC

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Earlier the pick of BJ Raji was made to solidify the middle of the defense. The thought was that there would be a bigger variety of players at positions of need at this pick by doing so and that turned out to be true.

Maualuga has slipped some in the Madden Mock Draft but makes for a perfect fit here. The Broncos defense would become much more formidible with Raji and Maualuga. There was some consideration given to taking a RB, specifically Beanie Wells or Knowshon Moreno. But an effective RB is much easier to find in later rounds.

Check back in a few days for the next three picks in the Madden Mock Draft!
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  • http://intensedebate.com/people/rezluk Rezluk

    I see the jets taking a qb there gonna shock everyone with their pick. either way jets fans wont be happy

    • Smokez4Dayz

      Bey is the pick for the Jets right there. good one PP

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/rezluk Rezluk

    I see the jets taking a qb there gonna shock everyone with their pick. either way jets fans wont be happy

    • Smokez4Dayz

      Bey is the pick for the Jets right there. good one PP

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/okafor43 okafor43

    Good picks pasta no arguments here. The jets do need a qb but im sure they will suck it up again this year so they will be in the sam bradford sweepstake next year and a replacement for Coles is needed. Chargers can afford to take the best player and the broncos…..well with Orton at qb the rb by commitee has to end very soon I dont see him winning any games for them with his arm and I dont see any of these backs that would help win games with their legs in the draft this year I stiil have reason to think that if Sanchez is gaining steam on draft day they will look to trade up. Pasta I'm hearing Detroit is shopping the #1. Have you heard this??

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/pastapadre pastapadre

      No one is going to trade for the #1 pick though. I think they're set on Stafford, and I'm still leaning towards Sanchez going to the Seahawks unless a team trades in front of them to get him.

    • http://www.intensedebate.com/people/pastapadre pastapadre

      No one is going to trade for the #1 pick though. I think they're set on Stafford, and I'm still leaning towards Sanchez going to the Seahawks unless a team trades in front of them to get him. That would push either Jason Smith or Aaron Curry to #4 if that happened.

      • http://intensedebate.com/people/okafor43 okafor43

        Yeah. I heard that no one wants to pay such money this year in bad economy and there is no real premier players that stand out in this years draft. I still have an itch broncos will trade up but I do think also Holmgren likes his qb's and he probably will take sanchez.

        • http://intensedebate.com/people/pastapadre pastapadre

          Its not Holmgren anymore, its Jim Mora now. I think it'd be the ideal situation where Sanchez could sit a year, probably two behind Hasselbeck. Seneca could then do more at WR and running some wildcat which Mora has stated they'll mix in.

          • http://www.intensedebate.com/people/okafor43 okafor43

            damn im late. lol what happens when you are in europe!! Even more reasons fresh start for a coach and how long they really want to teach new offense to Hasslebeck

          • http://intensedebate.com/people/Mr_EA_Sports Mr_EA_Sports

            I see Pasta that you really want Sanchez. You already have a quality QB in Hasselbeck. Personally I think the SeaHawks would be better served with Crabtree or a defensive end.

          • http://intensedebate.com/people/okafor43 okafor43

            Hasslebeck is 35 and has had injury issues. They just shelled out money to T.J Houshmandzadah. A qb does make some sense. I dont think Wallace is the long term solution.

      • http://intensedebate.com/people/Mr_EA_Sports Mr_EA_Sports

        Yeah the price for the #1 pick is ridiculous and the owners will want to push for a lower limit for the top picks in the next bargaining agreement. But I don't think the player's union will give it the okay because the top 10 pick's are indirectly responsible for setting the salary increases for NFL players. The more the top picks get paid the more free agents ask for in the off season.

    • Smokez4Dayz

      of course the jets will suck it up again? last year we got V.Ghoulston, who wasn't even used by Mangini (fired) and we got Dustin Keller (speedy tight end, surprise pick last year late first round).

      Im tired of people assuming this same old jets theory. check the stats, last 10 years, Jets 7th most wins. go check you sports buffs. Ever since Parcells took over, the Jets righted the ship. any championships? no, but the Pats have been winning, and the Dolphins have had the every other year thing going on, and we've won the division twice, finished second to these Pats, and had two bad seasons one under Herm and one under Mangini. Enough with the same old jets…we are not the Lions, or the Redskins, or alot of other boring teams. We're at least exciting. JetsFan No.1

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/okafor43 okafor43

    Good picks pasta no arguments here. The jets do need a qb but im sure they will suck it up again this year so they will be in the sam bradford sweepstake next year and a replacement for Coles is needed. Chargers can afford to take the best player and the broncos…..well with Orton at qb the rb by commitee has to end very soon I dont see him winning any games for them with his arm and I dont see any of these backs that would help win games with their legs in the draft this year I stiil have reason to think that if Sanchez is gaining steam on draft day they will look to trade up. Pasta I'm hearing Detroit is shopping the #1. Have you heard this??

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/pastapadre pastapadre

      No one is going to trade for the #1 pick though. I think they're set on Stafford, and I'm still leaning towards Sanchez going to the Seahawks unless a team trades in front of them to get him.

    • http://www.intensedebate.com/people/pastapadre pastapadre

      No one is going to trade for the #1 pick though. I think they're set on Stafford, and I'm still leaning towards Sanchez going to the Seahawks unless a team trades in front of them to get him. That would push either Jason Smith or Aaron Curry to #4 if that happened.

      • http://intensedebate.com/people/okafor43 okafor43

        Yeah. I heard that no one wants to pay such money this year in bad economy and there is no real premier players that stand out in this years draft. I still have an itch broncos will trade up but I do think also Holmgren likes his qb's and he probably will take sanchez.

        • http://intensedebate.com/people/pastapadre pastapadre

          Its not Holmgren anymore, its Jim Mora now. I think it'd be the ideal situation where Sanchez could sit a year, probably two behind Hasselbeck. Seneca could then do more at WR and running some wildcat which Mora has stated they'll mix in.

          • http://www.intensedebate.com/people/okafor43 okafor43

            damn im late. lol what happens when you are in europe!! Even more reasons fresh start for a coach and how long they really want to teach new offense to Hasslebeck

          • http://intensedebate.com/people/Mr_EA_Sports Mr_EA_Sports

            I see Pasta that you really want Sanchez. You already have a quality QB in Hasselbeck. Personally I think the SeaHawks would be better served with Crabtree or a defensive end.

          • http://intensedebate.com/people/okafor43 okafor43

            Hasslebeck is 35 and has had injury issues. They just shelled out money to T.J Houshmandzadah. A qb does make some sense. I dont think Wallace is the long term solution.

      • http://intensedebate.com/people/Mr_EA_Sports Mr_EA_Sports

        Yeah the price for the #1 pick is ridiculous and the owners will want to push for a lower limit for the top picks in the next bargaining agreement. But I don't think the player's union will give it the okay because the top 10 pick's are indirectly responsible for setting the salary increases for NFL players. The more the top picks get paid the more free agents ask for in the off season.

    • Smokez4Dayz

      of course the jets will suck it up again? last year we got V.Ghoulston, who wasn't even used by Mangini (fired) and we got Dustin Keller (speedy tight end, surprise pick last year late first round).

      Im tired of people assuming this same old jets theory. check the stats, last 10 years, Jets 7th most wins. go check you sports buffs. Ever since Parcells took over, the Jets righted the ship. any championships? no, but the Pats have been winning, and the Dolphins have had the every other year thing going on, and we've won the division twice, finished second to these Pats, and had two bad seasons one under Herm and one under Mangini. Enough with the same old jets…we are not the Lions, or the Redskins, or alot of other boring teams. We're at least exciting. JetsFan No.1

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/pastapadre pastapadre

    My real mock will be out probably that Thursday or Friday before the draft.

    I'm more an NFL guy, so I'd imagine I'd get more into that. Its a little more difficult though with the live elements like the draft.

    Its tough to say at this point. I think I'll be seeing both games next week.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/pastapadre pastapadre

    My real mock will be out probably that Thursday or Friday before the draft.

    I'm more an NFL guy, so I'd imagine I'd get more into that. Its a little more difficult though with the live elements like the draft.

    Its tough to say at this point. I think I'll be seeing both games next week.

  • Dre

    I hope they let Stafford sit at least for a little while and let Dante play it is his job to loose if he dooesn't play well.

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/okafor43 okafor43

      They will probably feed Dante to the lions, literally cause they have no o line and let Stafford sit and learn will they get him some help.

    • http://www.intensedebate.com/people/okafor43 okafor43

      They will probably feed Dante to the lions, literally cause they have no o line and let Stafford sit and learn while they get him some help.

      • Dre

        Unlike the Vikings who didn't give Tevaris Jackson enough time to grow like the Giants did with Eli Manning. I mean Manning was a number one pick in the draft and he sat for a while to learn and even played bad his first couple of years. Jackson came from a small school in later rounds an he was expected to be great from the start. I see why Ryan Leaf went crazy when he did too much pressure, but Minnesota fans need to give TJ some slack he isn't Daunte and they don't have a Randy Moss anymore.

        • http://intensedebate.com/people/Mr_EA_Sports Mr_EA_Sports

          Not to rain on your parade but Tevaris Jackson can't play. I haven't seen a lot of his games but from what I have seen he is too reluctant to pull the trigger. He seems too late with his delivery and for whatever reason doesn't trusts his receivers running their routes properly. I personally don't see him getting any better and he looks like a "shot" QB which is kind of sad because he clearly has the tools to compete at the NFL level.

        • http://www.intensedebate.com/people/Mr_EA_Sports Mr_EA_Sports

          Not to rain on your parade but Tevaris Jackson can't play. I haven't seen a lot of his games but from what I have seen he is too reluctant to pull the trigger. He seems too late with his delivery and for whatever reason doesn't trusts his receivers running their routes properly. I personally don't see him getting any better and he looks like a "shot" QB which is kind of sad because he clearly has the physical tools to compete at the NFL level.

        • http://intensedebate.com/people/okafor43 okafor43

          Well they have adrian peterson and a great defense and oline and all they ask him to do is not make turnovers and complete a pass now and then something that he struggles at. and they did sit him for a while and let him but you see where that is going.no where!

  • Dre

    I hope they let Stafford sit at least for a little while and let Dante play it is his job to loose if he dooesn't play well.

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/okafor43 okafor43

      They will probably feed Dante to the lions, literally cause they have no o line and let Stafford sit and learn will they get him some help.

    • http://www.intensedebate.com/people/okafor43 okafor43

      They will probably feed Dante to the lions, literally cause they have no o line and let Stafford sit and learn while they get him some help.

      • Dre

        Unlike the Vikings who didn't give Tevaris Jackson enough time to grow like the Giants did with Eli Manning. I mean Manning was a number one pick in the draft and he sat for a while to learn and even played bad his first couple of years. Jackson came from a small school in later rounds an he was expected to be great from the start. I see why Ryan Leaf went crazy when he did too much pressure, but Minnesota fans need to give TJ some slack he isn't Daunte and they don't have a Randy Moss anymore.

        • http://intensedebate.com/people/Mr_EA_Sports Mr_EA_Sports

          Not to rain on your parade but Tevaris Jackson can't play. I haven't seen a lot of his games but from what I have seen he is too reluctant to pull the trigger. He seems too late with his delivery and for whatever reason doesn't trusts his receivers running their routes properly. I personally don't see him getting any better and he looks like a "shot" QB which is kind of sad because he clearly has the tools to compete at the NFL level.

        • http://www.intensedebate.com/people/Mr_EA_Sports Mr_EA_Sports

          Not to rain on your parade but Tevaris Jackson can't play. I haven't seen a lot of his games but from what I have seen he is too reluctant to pull the trigger. He seems too late with his delivery and for whatever reason doesn't trusts his receivers running their routes properly. I personally don't see him getting any better and he looks like a "shot" QB which is kind of sad because he clearly has the physical tools to compete at the NFL level.

        • http://intensedebate.com/people/okafor43 okafor43

          Well they have adrian peterson and a great defense and oline and all they ask him to do is not make turnovers and complete a pass now and then something that he struggles at. and they did sit him for a while and let him but you see where that is going.no where!

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/okafor43 okafor43

    damn im late. lol what happens when you are in europe!!

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/okafor43 okafor43

    damn im late. lol what happens when you are in europe!!

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/Mr_EA_Sports Mr_EA_Sports

    Trying to predict how the NFL draft will play out is like trying to hit a small plane in a wind storm in the middle of the ocean with a BB gun. Their are just too many variables. Case in point, their are 22 positions (outside of special teams) and about 2 studs at each position which means that you could get a great player at a particular position in the mid 2nd round. So the anxiety of getting a great college player after several teams passed on him by drafting for their own needs creates a huge anxiety among NFL clubs to trade. Plus this NFL offseason has had an usual number of trades with the looming uncapped season so I expect a ton of trades come draft day.

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/okafor43 okafor43

      It will be tons of trades for teams looking to get out the top ten of paying some potential busts lots of money and then there might be little trades cause teams dont wanna pay out the high signing bonuses

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/EPICgabe Gabe G.

      i hope the raiders are one of those trades

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/Mr_EA_Sports Mr_EA_Sports

    Trying to predict how the NFL draft will play out is like trying to hit a small plane in a wind storm in the middle of the ocean with a BB gun. Their are just too many variables. Case in point, their are 22 positions (outside of special teams) and about 2 studs at each position which means that you could get a great player at a particular position in the mid 2nd round. So the anxiety of getting a great college player after several teams passed on him by drafting for their own needs creates a huge anxiety among NFL clubs to trade. Plus this NFL offseason has had an usual number of trades with the looming uncapped season so I expect a ton of trades come draft day.

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/okafor43 okafor43

      It will be tons of trades for teams looking to get out the top ten of paying some potential busts lots of money and then there might be little trades cause teams dont wanna pay out the high signing bonuses

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/EPICgabe Gabe G.

      i hope the raiders are one of those trades

  • Uncle Hershel

    where is robert ayers from tenn?

  • Uncle Hershel

    where is robert ayers from tenn?

  • SECRT AG3NT MAN

    i think tht denver may try to trade up to gt mark sanchez but i no we need d so we may gt tht bj raji or whtever his name is

  • SECRT AG3NT MAN

    i think tht denver may try to trade up to gt mark sanchez but i no we need d so we may gt tht bj raji or whtever his name is

  • DenverBroncosFan

    i hope the broncos find a way to package the 18th pick as well as some other pick(s) to move into a spot to snag orakpo. if they could snag him and raji, that would really help the pass rush, the d-line, and the line backers, in my opinion anyway.

    • GGGGbrown

      i heard rumors going around already with a few trades

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/EPICgabe Gabe G.

      if the broncos get orakpo and raji then id be amazed and frustrated

  • DenverBroncosFan

    i hope the broncos find a way to package the 18th pick as well as some other pick(s) to move into a spot to snag orakpo. if they could snag him and raji, that would really help the pass rush, the d-line, and the line backers, in my opinion anyway.

    • GGGGbrown

      i heard rumors going around already with a few trades

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/EPICgabe Gabe G.

      if the broncos get orakpo and raji then id be amazed and frustrated

  • Alan

    i think that if malaluga is on the boafd then wit all the injures then at linebacker position then san deigo would have to take him

  • Alan

    i think that if malaluga is on the boafd then wit all the injures then at linebacker position then san deigo would have to take him

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