2000 NFL Mock Draft
Last Updated: 4/9/2000
By: Douglas E. Love
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1. CLEVELAND DE Penn State Courtney Brown 6-5 / 270
--Dominating, mature, poised, highly skilled athlete that will become the leader of the defense.
2. WASHINGTON(via New Orleans) OLB Penn State LaVar Arrington* 6-3 / 250
--Washington couldn't be happier, and Arrington begins thinking about a run at the Superbowl.
3. WASHINGTON(via San Francisco) LT Alabama Chris Samuels 6-5 / 325
--Brad Johnson gives a sigh of relief knowing his blind side is covered.
4. CINCINNATI WR Florida State Peter Warrick 5-11 / 195
--Will entertain trade offers, but Brown stays pat selecting they dynamic wide out from Florida State.
5. BALTIMORE(via Atlanta) RB Tennesse Jamal Lewis* 6-0 / 240
--Pound for pound, inch for inch, Lewis gets the late, last second, nod as best all around back.
6. PHILADELPHIA WR Florida Travis Taylor* 6-1 / 199
--No Burress, no Simon. Philly brass is looking for a low-risk prospect and opt for Taylor.
7. ARIZONA RB Virginia Thomas Jones 5-10 / 216
--Plummer is advocating Urlacher. But who does Jake think he's going to hand the ball to? Jones here.
8. PITTSBURGH WR Michigan St. Plaxico Burress* 6-6 / 231
--Cowher overlooks badboy reputation and gets "Slash" another target.
9. CHICAGO TE Miami (Fla.) Daniel "Bubba" Franks* 6-6 / 265
--Franks will be a perennial ProBowler in Crowton's high powered offense. McNown couldn't be happier.
10. DENVER OLB New Mexico Brian Urlacher 6-4 / 258
--Urlacher is best player for the value and he fills an immediate need.
11. NY GIANTS NT Florida State Corey Simon 6-2 / 297
--Dismissing the popular "Dayne theory," NY desperately needs line help & Simon is second only to Brown.
12. SAN FRANCISCO(via Washington) QB Marshall Chad Pennington 6-3 / 229
--Unless San Francisco trades down for more picks, Pennington seems like a can't miss projection.
13. TAMPA BAY(via Sand Diego) LT Arizona State Marvel Smith* 6-5 / 320
--Franks is gone. Smith will have a chance to learn from one of the best in Randall McDaniel.
14 GREEN BAY DE Virginia Tech John Engelberger 6-4 / 265
--The "new" defense will feature smaller, quicker, defensive ends. Engelberger is an all out effort guy.
15. BALTIMORE RT Oklahoma Stockar McDougle 6-5 / 361
--Will replace the aging Swayne and make a nice compliment to Jonathon Ogden.
16. NY JETS(via New England) DE Kansas State Darren Howard 6-4 / 280
--Looking for someone to create havoc off the edge. Howard's got a knack for getting the quarterback.
17. OAKLAND OLB Syracuse Keith Bullock 6-3 / 244
--Would like to go WR, but Bullock's work out numbers and shadow skills are just too hard to pass up.
18. NY JETS FS Tennessee Deon Grant* 6-2 / 209
--Groh's a defensive guy, and Grant led the nation in interceptions. Also gives Jets a new "Marquee" player.
19. SEATTLE(via Dallas) DT Boston College Chris Hovan 6-3 / 305
--Tough guy, effort guy, leads by example guy... Holmgren kind of guy.
20. DETROIT OG Tennessee Cosey Coleman* 6-5 / 322
--Ross loves a grind it out, control, offense. Look for Stewart to be running a lot sweeps behind Coleman.
21. KANSAS CITY RB Wisconsin Ron Dayne 5-11 / 259
--The only player Cunningham has coveted! Look for Dayne to get thirty plus carries a game.
22. SEATTLE ILB Brigham Young Rob Morris 6-2 / 250
--Another blood and mud guy. Along with Hovan, will give character to already talented athletic defense.
23. CAROLINA(via Miami) RB Alabama Shaun Alexander 6-0 / 218
--Grind it out, wear them down. Has all the right tool to fit into Siefert's offensive scheme.
24. SAN FRANCISCO(via Washington) RT Wisconsin Chris McIntosh 6-7 / 315
--San Francisco is in the rebuilding process. McIntosh will develop into a solid pro over the next few years.
25. MINNESOTA CB Jackson State Rashard Anderson 6-2 / 205
--Green needs more polished players, but Anderson's "potential" will be too much for Denny to pass up!
26. BUFFALO OLB Michigan St. Julian Peterson 6-3 / 232
--Grant's gone, Ahmed Plummer is an option, but Gabe Northern isn't cutting it.
27. TAMPA BAY WR Georgia Tech Dez White* 6-1 / 218
--Tampa's a little gun shy of taking WR's too high. So they wait and grab the talented White here.
28. INDIANAPOLIS DE Tennessee Shaun Ellis 6-5 / 280
--Will play base end opposite Bratzke. Has good run stopping skills, overall solid player.
29. JACKSONVILLE OG/T So. California Travis Claridge 6-5 / 303
--Offense, Offense, Offense. Claridge is versitile enough a player to be a valuable reserve until he cracks the line up.
30. TENNESSEE DE Arizona State Erik Flowers 6-4 / 271
--Late bloomer, added the weight, has the dedication... Tennessee loves athletes like Flowers.
31. ST. LOUIS OT Hawaii Adrian Klemm 6-4 / 307
--Quick feet, natural left tackle. Will add depth and could play TE in short and goal situation.