2009 Madden Mock Draft 22-24

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Posted April 19th, 2009 at 10:44 am

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The Vikings, Patriots, and Falcons and now up in the Madden Mock Draft. All three teams have clear positions that could use upgrades. These are teams that made the playoffs, or in the case of New England had a record that most years would have. So patching in an impact rookie could really enhance their team’s effectiveness.

Continue on to view 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.

#22 – Minnesota Vikings – Eben Britton – OT – Arizona

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The Vikings have needs that could be met with this pick that fall mostly on the offensive side of the ball. They could use a complimentary receiver to Bernard Berrian but especially need help at tackle and center after the loss of Matt Birk. Here the best value would be to take an offensive tackle and Britton is the best one available. An effective wide receiver could be found later and tackle is a more critical position than center in Madden.

#23 – New England Patriots – James Laurinaitis – ILB – Ohio State

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After drafting Jerod Mayo, the Defensive Rookie of the Year, you wouldn’t expect to look for another selection at that position. But it is a possibility here with Clay Matthews being a consideration for the other side. The Pats could use the help inside more though so the selection of Laurinatis made the most sense.

#24 – Atlanta Falcons – Peria Jerry – DT – Ole Miss

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The two positions the Falcons could really upgrade are defensive tackle and safety. Again the safety position doesn’t have a big name impact player this year and at 24 taking one might be a stretch. Jerry will likely be rated as the second best defensive tackle behind BJ Raji and he can help to the solidify the defensive line.

Check back in a few days for the next four picks in the Madden Mock Draft!
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  • CardLover

    I think that Vikings need WR more than a OL, I think

    Patriots will get Laurinaitis. I think that is their only real need right now

    Falcons, I don't have much opinion, because I never heard Peria Jerry…

    Keep it up, Pasta!

    • Yeah, but Eben isn't a great value at pick 22. I say look for the vikings to pick best available for WR or CB. There is a RT they can take in the second round by the name of Phil Loadholdt.

    • blondeviking64

      I honestly see the vikings going defense here if an elite tackle doesnt fall to them. More like a corner. I dont imagine them taking a WR in the first round when many second round grade players are almost as good at a smaller price. I also think that moving up in the second round might be an option if a QB (freeman) or a offensivelineman (Mack) are available around pick 42 or 43

  • CardLover

    I think that Vikings need WR more than a OL, I think

    Patriots will get Laurinaitis. I think that is their only real need right now

    Falcons, I don't have much opinion, because I never heard Peria Jerry…

    Keep it up, Pasta!

    • Yeah, but Eben isn't a great value at pick 22. I say look for the vikings to pick best available for WR or CB. There is a RT they can take in the second round by the name of Phil Loadholdt.

    • blondeviking64

      I honestly see the vikings going defense here if an elite tackle doesnt fall to them. More like a corner. I dont imagine them taking a WR in the first round when many second round grade players are almost as good at a smaller price. I also think that moving up in the second round might be an option if a QB (freeman) or a offensivelineman (Mack) are available around pick 42 or 43

  • bob

    laurinaitis goes to ohio state, not penn state.

  • Uncle Hershel

    wow i still dont understand why you don't put robert ayers on the list

  • bob

    laurinaitis goes to ohio state, not penn state.

  • Uncle Hershel

    wow i still dont understand why you don't put robert ayers on the list

  • I think the Pats need a new running back if Malroney doesn't get better or is still injured. We used the run a lot last year to help out Cassel and if worked great even with Kevin Faulk and Sammy Morris. If you get the right man in there, it could really have an impact on the offense (as if it's not already amazing).

    • Mykal94

      If Beanie Wells is still around, the Pats should pick him up. I don't know why everybody has forgotten about him. He is big, strong, and fast. He'll be a good NFLer.

      • He is also injury prone something that has obviously hurt his stock.

        • So was Adrian Peterson.

          Sometimes I think people worry too much about what is considered "injury prone."

          AP's knee: yes, Well's turf toe or tweaked hammy: I think he'll be okay.

    • Meeks

      NO!!!!! they have a great running game already. sammy morris has done great when he's been in there, and same with faulk. its too bad they lost lamont jordan though. they also picked up fred taylor who should be a huge help. they need defense, and that is all. maybe a late round backup qb or ol but that is it for offense

  • I think the Pats need a new running back if Malroney doesn't get better or is still injured. We used the run a lot last year to help out Cassel and if worked great even with Kevin Faulk and Sammy Morris. If you get the right man in there, it could really have an impact on the offense (as if it's not already amazing).

    • Mykal94

      If Beanie Wells is still around, the Pats should pick him up. I don't know why everybody has forgotten about him. He is big, strong, and fast. He'll be a good NFLer.

      • He is also injury prone something that has obviously hurt his stock.

        • So was Adrian Peterson.

          Sometimes I think people worry too much about what is considered "injury prone."

          AP's knee: yes, Well's turf toe or tweaked hammy: I think he'll be okay.

    • Meeks

      NO!!!!! they have a great running game already. sammy morris has done great when he's been in there, and same with faulk. its too bad they lost lamont jordan though. they also picked up fred taylor who should be a huge help. they need defense, and that is all. maybe a late round backup qb or ol but that is it for offense

  • DLane

    I agree with you about the need for a young RB but no need to waste a 1st on it though. Ringer, McCoy, that FBS kid (dont know his name) everyone is high one will all be available in the 2nd and 3rd.

    • True, but at the same time, we also have two 2nd round picks – one of them being the second pick in that round. If we pick up a RB in the first round like Beanie Wells, Donald Brown, or even Moreno if he's left, there's a good chance we could pick up a quality LB or CB with our second round picks.

      Either way seems like it could work out well.

      • History show in the draft if you have durabilty issues you will drop in the draft. You just made a great example Adrian Peterson. had problems with injuries all 3 years in school and slid to the vikings. Now beanie wells injury problems and questions about his toughness. he is a between the tackle runner so injury and durabilty problem will greatly affect his stock. Not like adrian Peterson who can run between and around the corner also.

  • DLane

    I agree with you about the need for a young RB but no need to waste a 1st on it though. Ringer, McCoy, that FBS kid (dont know his name) everyone is high one will all be available in the 2nd and 3rd.

    • True, but at the same time, we also have two 2nd round picks – one of them being the second pick in that round. If we pick up a RB in the first round like Beanie Wells, Donald Brown, or even Moreno if he's left, there's a good chance we could pick up a quality LB or CB with our second round picks.

      Either way seems like it could work out well.

      • History show in the draft if you have durabilty issues you will drop in the draft. You just made a great example Adrian Peterson. had problems with injuries all 3 years in school and slid to the vikings. Now beanie wells injury problems and questions about his toughness. he is a between the tackle runner so injury and durabilty problem will greatly affect his stock. Not like adrian Peterson who can run between and around the corner also.

  • Simon

    the real winner of the draft will be the buffalo bills. the loser of this draft will be the denver broncos.

    • This is based on what…………….??

    • yeah, i'm not so sure how its possible to be a loser of a draft when you have two first rounders, two third rounders… and more…. but ok

    • Based on?

  • The Vikings #1 need is to shore up O-Line for Peterson. More talent there will help in Madden and in the real NFL.

    • The Vikings need a QB! That kind of thinking is the reason they haven't had any success yet, and it's the reason why they only got Sage Rosenfels this offseason.

  • Simon

    the real winner of the draft will be the buffalo bills. the loser of this draft will be the denver broncos.

    • This is based on what…………….??

    • yeah, i'm not so sure how its possible to be a loser of a draft when you have two first rounders, two third rounders… and more…. but ok

    • Based on?

  • The Vikings #1 need is to shore up O-Line for Peterson. More talent there will help in Madden and in the real NFL.

    • The Vikings need a QB! That kind of thinking is the reason they haven't had any success yet, and it's the reason why they only got Sage Rosenfels this offseason.

  • The need and OL. This years draft is deep at the reciever position and a good one can be found in the later rounds.

  • The need and OL. This years draft is deep at the reciever position and a good one can be found in the later rounds.

  • The dude keeps on moving up. I wouldn't be surprised at all if the Rams get him to compliment Steven Jackson.

    • Everybody starts to realize with sanchez is that his only problem is lack of experience. he has a cannon arm and good decision making skills and is a better leader than stafford but stafford has been a starter longer than sanchez. qb's comming out early the past few draft has been flops and when you come out as a junior couple with small experience makes it even worse

  • The dude keeps on moving up. I wouldn't be surprised at all if the Rams get him to compliment Steven Jackson.

    • Everybody starts to realize with sanchez is that his only problem is lack of experience. he has a cannon arm and good decision making skills and is a better leader than stafford but stafford has been a starter longer than sanchez. qb's comming out early the past few draft has been flops and when you come out as a junior couple with small experience makes it even worse

  • I am really surprised at you choosing a tackle for us. Did you forget we have McKinnie and Hutchinson. The other linemnen are OK but our passing game is subpar. A slot reciever and move sindey to 2 is the best move. Also percy could help with our return game, or lack there of. Reynaud? Harvin would make our special teams so much more deadlir

    • I think that the Vikes should really look at Hakkem Nicks, looking at it from a Madden perspective he will already have a great catch rating and a decent spped, probably like a 93 which will translate into a good overall. Now in terms of how he will actually play in real life he is a great red zone threat and a great possession receiver which is something I think Jackson really needs.

      • effects2012

        it wont be close 93, remember madden is changing its raitings philosiphies, and plus, he would likely only have had an 88-90 speed even if they kept the old raitings.

      • Hakeem Nicks ran a 4.63 forty at the combine. You can see that here: http://www.nfl.com/combine/top-performers?icampai

        He did not run the 40 at his pro day, which I think was a mistake, unless 4.63 is a fast time for him. You can verify that here: http://blogs.nfl.com/2009/03/23/wr-nicks-puts-on-

        He wouldn't have higher than an 89 in speed. However, he does have great hands, and his route running rating should be VERY high. He should also have high catch in traffic and spectacular catch ratings. He's also hard to tackle, so he might even have a good truck rating. But his speed is going to suffer big time from that slow 40 he ran.

  • I am really surprised at you choosing a tackle for us. Did you forget we have McKinnie and Hutchinson. The other linemnen are OK but our passing game is subpar. A slot reciever and move sindey to 2 is the best move. Also percy could help with our return game, or lack there of. Reynaud? Harvin would make our special teams so much more deadlir

    • I think that the Vikes should really look at Hakkem Nicks, looking at it from a Madden perspective he will already have a great catch rating and a decent spped, probably like a 93 which will translate into a good overall. Now in terms of how he will actually play in real life he is a great red zone threat and a great possession receiver which is something I think Jackson really needs.

      • effects2012

        it wont be close 93, remember madden is changing its raitings philosiphies, and plus, he would likely only have had an 88-90 speed even if they kept the old raitings.

      • Hakeem Nicks ran a 4.63 forty at the combine. You can see that here: http://www.nfl.com/combine/top-performers?icampai

        He did not run the 40 at his pro day, which I think was a mistake, unless 4.63 is a fast time for him. You can verify that here: http://blogs.nfl.com/2009/03/23/wr-nicks-puts-on-

        He wouldn't have higher than an 89 in speed. However, he does have great hands, and his route running rating should be VERY high. He should also have high catch in traffic and spectacular catch ratings. He's also hard to tackle, so he might even have a good truck rating. But his speed is going to suffer big time from that slow 40 he ran.

  • blake.

    I don't think Detroit will pick Sanchez purely for his last name, he is the better QB but I don't think they'd sell near as many jersey's as if Stafford was on the back.

    • see this it the type of thinking that matt millen did in previous drafts! that lead to an 0 for 16!

  • blake.

    I don't think Detroit will pick Sanchez purely for his last name, he is the better QB but I don't think they'd sell near as many jersey's as if Stafford was on the back.

    • see this it the type of thinking that matt millen did in previous drafts! that lead to an 0 for 16!

  • No arguments here pasta all the choices you made are need picks for each team. The nfl draft is so iffy, one week you are a first round pick and the next week you are a borderline 2nd round pick(Josh Freeman) example.I think it will be some intresting trades leading up to the draft. Yo pasta im hearing now the rams are thinking about stealing Mark Sanchez before seattle takes him.

    • DLane

      I am starting to think that Sanchez should be the number 1 pick his only problem is inexperience as a starter, which could of been solved if he stayed at USC for 1 more year, and if he goes to the Lions or the Rams for that matter he will probably compete to be the starter in camp so he will learn on the fly. I also think that he is better then Stafford because he is a better leader that Georgia team should have at least made it to the SEC championship and they choked IMO so I do call Stafford's leadership into question. Sanchez could have pouted after that loss to Oregon St, but he rallied that team and took took them to another BCS bowl berth, and a debatable shot at playing for the National Title. And before I get the label of being some sort of bias USC fan, I am an orange blooded Texas Longhorn fan.

  • No arguments here pasta all the choices you made are need picks for each team. The nfl draft is so iffy, one week you are a first round pick and the next week you are a borderline 2nd round pick(Josh Freeman) example.I think it will be some intresting trades leading up to the draft. Yo pasta im hearing now the rams are thinking about stealing Mark Sanchez before seattle takes him.

    • DLane

      I am starting to think that Sanchez should be the number 1 pick his only problem is inexperience as a starter, which could of been solved if he stayed at USC for 1 more year, and if he goes to the Lions or the Rams for that matter he will probably compete to be the starter in camp so he will learn on the fly. I also think that he is better then Stafford because he is a better leader that Georgia team should have at least made it to the SEC championship and they choked IMO so I do call Stafford's leadership into question. Sanchez could have pouted after that loss to Oregon St, but he rallied that team and took took them to another BCS bowl berth, and a debatable shot at playing for the National Title. And before I get the label of being some sort of bias USC fan, I am an orange blooded Texas Longhorn fan.

  • Yeah, they are a QB away from SB contention…but there is not a QB at their pick that will immediately improve their team…in Madden or in real life.

  • Yeah, they are a QB away from SB contention…but there is not a QB at their pick that will immediately improve their team…in Madden or in real life.

  • What about the other tackle. Are you satisfied with the play of Ryan Cook? You don't see Britton as an upgrade to Cook?

  • What about the other tackle. Are you satisfied with the play of Ryan Cook? You don't see Britton as an upgrade to Cook?

  • madarbhagat

    hell no the faclons aint pickin peria jerry. what they really need is a good rb or even a qb

    • You must be thinking of some other team lol

    • You just wasted 5 minutes of your life with this comment lmao. ever heard of guys names matt ryan or mike turner.

  • madarbhagat

    hell no the faclons aint pickin peria jerry. what they really need is a good rb or even a qb

    • You must be thinking of some other team lol

    • You just wasted 5 minutes of your life with this comment lmao. ever heard of guys names matt ryan or mike turner.

  • Stafford will be a giant bust

    • this is the detroit lions what do you really expect out of anybody they take….stafford hopefully will be given a chance to learn and not throw out there to get punished and hope they dont change coaches like 4 or 5 times.

  • Stafford will be a giant bust

    • this is the detroit lions what do you really expect out of anybody they take….stafford hopefully will be given a chance to learn and not throw out there to get punished and hope they dont change coaches like 4 or 5 times.

  • Interesting choices….If the Pats were to get Laurinaitis, that would be huge….

  • Interesting choices….If the Pats were to get Laurinaitis, that would be huge….

  • david

    I think in the real NFL the Vikings would take Eben Britton. In Madden, they would select Percy Harvin. Just look at what Chris Johnson did for the Titans in Madden last year. A tackle cannot make that type of difference.

  • david

    I think in the real NFL the Vikings would take Eben Britton. In Madden, they would select Percy Harvin. Just look at what Chris Johnson did for the Titans in Madden last year. A tackle cannot make that type of difference.

  • Denver- Mark Sanchez and Clay Matthews

  • Denver- Mark Sanchez and Clay Matthews