Creating a mock draft before the college season starts is very difficult. My mock is a mix between what I think could happen and what I think should happen. I am 99 percent sure I will get every single pick wrong one way or another. The reason I created this is to give the viewers an idea of where I feel NFL teams will be picking next year and name some guys football fans should pay attention to during the 2009 college season.
13. Kansas City Chiefs - Jahvid Best, RB, Cal
Best is a blazer that can take it the distance every time he touches the ball. The Chiefs will probably look to dump the unhappy Larry Johnson either this year or next. Best is a reliable receiver out of the back field and would be a much needed offensive weapon for Todd Haley's new offense.
14. Dallas Cowboys - Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska
Who really knows what Jerry Jones is going to do in the first round? He may go after a QB if Tony Romo fails to win the 2010 Super Bowl. Suh is a massive force in the middle, and will command double teams all of 2009. He could be a big-time force next to DeMarcus Ware.
15. New York Jets - Greg Hardy, DE, Ole Miss
After realizing that 2008 first rounder Vernon Gholston won't provide a consistent pass rush in the NFL, the Jets will be forced to use another first-round pick on a DE that is capable of getting to the QB. Hardy has proven he is a dominating force when healthy. Unlike Gholston, he has skills, not just muscles.
16. Green Bay Packers - Jermaine Gresham, TE, Oklahoma
Gresham would have been the first tight end off the board in 2009, so 2010 should be no different. He is an athletic tight end that understands what needs to be done to get open. He is a little raw in his route running, but one more year in college should fix that.
17. Miami Dolphins - Rolando McClain, OLB, Alabama
When looking at the Dolphins roster, it is surprisingly stacked at just about every position. I feel they could use a physical player across from Joey Porter. McClain is a solid tackler and shows ability to make plays in the back field.