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2006 NFL Mock Draft

Herbie Teope

Herbie Teope writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

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NFL Mock Draft

(Editor's Note: Here is a sneak preview from our 2006 NFL Fantasy Football Guide, slated to hit the newsstands in July)

Using's software, a site we wholeheartedly endorse for your mock drafting needs, the magazine's staff and four special guests conducted the annual mock draft on May 2, two days after the NFL Draft. The 12 participants engaged in a 16-round serpentine draft with the following requirements: 1 QB, 2 RBs, 3 WRs, 1 TE, 1 K, 1 team defense and seven reserves.

Scoring used for the purposes of the mock was 3-points per TD pass, 6-points for a TD scored, 1-point per 10 yards rushing or receiving and 1-point for 20 yards passing. Kickers were at face value and defenses score at 1-point per sack, 2-points per safety and turnover and 6-points for a touchdown.

Aaron Schatz Andre Snellings Mike Beller Jason Pliml Jeff Erickson Michael Blunda
1 Larry Johnson (RB) Shaun Alexander (RB) Ladainian Tomlinson (RB) Tiki Barber (RB) Clinton Portis (RB) Edgerrin James (RB)
2 Brian Westbrook (RB) Torry Holt (WR) Julius Jones (RB) Marvin Harrison (WR) Reuben Droughns (RB) Chad Johnson (WR)
3 Larry Fitzgerald (WR) Antonio Gates (TE) Randy Moss (WR) Corey Dillon (RB) Anquan Boldin (WR) Thomas Jones (RB)
4 Matt Hasselbeck (QB) Jamal Lewis (RB) Javon Walker (WR) Jeremy Shockey (TE) Donald Driver (WR) Tatum Bell (RB)
5 Frank Gore (RB) Deuce McAllister (RB) Roy Williams (WR) Fred Taylor (RB) Deion Branch (WR) Joey Galloway (WR)
6 Chris Cooley (TE) Marc Bulger (QB) Curtis Martin (RB) Rod Smith (WR) Laurence Maroney (RB) Carson Palmer (QB)
7 Eddie Kennison (WR) T.J. Houshmandzadeh (WR) Mike Anderson (RB) Jimmy Smith (WR) Alge Crumpler (TE) Joe Horn (WR)
8 Adam Vinatieri (K) Drew Bledsoe (QB) Daunte Culpepper (QB) Marion Barber (RB) Cedric Benson (RB) Randy McMichael (TE)
9 Koren Robinson (WR) Chicago Bears (DEF) Brandon Lloyd (WR) Keyshawn Johnson (WR) Ron Dayne (RB) Ben Roethlisberger (QB)
10 Michael Vick (QB) Chris Perry (RB) Dallas Clark (TE) Byron Leftwich (QB) Braylon Edwards (WR) T.J. Duckett (RB)
11 Ryan Moats (RB) Kevin Curtis (WR) Pittsburgh Steelers (DEF) Indianapolis Colts (DEF) Drew Brees (QB) Isaac Bruce (WR)
12 Michael. Jenkins (WR) Michael Clayton (WR) Chad Jackson (WR) Brad Johnson (QB) David Carr (QB) Keenan McCardell (WR)
13 Duce Staley (RB) Charles Rogers (WR) Philip Rivers (QB) Mike Vanderjagt (K) Jon Kitna (QB) Michael Pittman (RB)
14 Mark Brunell (QB) Sinorice Moss (WR) Shayne Graham (K) Jerramy Stevens (TE) Samie Parker (WR) L.J. Smith (TE)
15 Seattle Seahawks (DEF) Nate Kaeding (K) Mark Bradley (WR) Anthony Thomas (RB) David Akers (K) Jay Feely (K)
16 Antwaan Randle El (WR) Chris Henry (WR) Lee Suggs (RB) Marcus Robinson (WR) Cincinnati Bengals (DEF) Baltimore Ravens (DEF)
Chris Liss Michael Doria Brandon Funston Derek Van Riper Mike Salfino Jason Thornbury
1 Carnell Williams (RB) Rudi Johnson (RB) Ronnie Brown (RB) Steven Jackson (RB) Lamont Jordan (RB) Steve Smith (WR)
2 Reggie Bush (RB) Domanick Davis (RB) Terrell Owens (WR) Willis McGahee (RB) Kevin Jones (RB) Peyton Manning (QB)
3 Willie Parker (RB) Hines Ward (WR) Chester Taylor (RB) Chris Chambers (WR) Darrell Jackson (WR) Dominic Rhodes (RB)
4 Santana Moss (WR) Ahman Green (RB) Warrick Dunn (RB) Reggie Wayne (WR) Joseph Addai (RB) DeShaun Foster (RB)
5 Plaxico Burress (WR) Andre Johnson (WR) Tom Brady (QB) DeAngelo Williams (RB) Lee Evans (WR) Tony Gonzalez (TE)
6 Eli Manning (QB) Trent Green (QB) Nate Burleson (WR) Donovan McNabb (QB) Reggie Brown (WR) Chris Brown (RB)
7 Vernon Davis (TE) David Givens (WR) Derrick Mason (WR) Terry Glenn (WR) Kurt Warner (QB) Drew Bennett (WR)
8 Laveranues Coles (WR) Jason Witten (TE) Todd Heap (TE) Priest Holmes (RB) Jake Delhomme (QB) Donte Stallworth (WR)
9 Samkon Gado (RB) Jerry Porter (WR) New York Giants (DEF) Heath Miller (TE) Muhsin Muhammad (WR) Mewelde Moore (RB)
10 Mark Clayton (WR) Kevan Barlow (RB) Greg Jones (RB) Eric Moulds (WR) Antonio Bryant (WR) LenDale White (RB)
11 Mike Williams (WR) Brett Favre (QB) Jake Plummer (QB) Santonio Holmes (WR) Maurice Drew (RB) Travis Henry (RB)
12 Aaron Brooks (QB) Brian Calhoun (RB) Matt Jones (WR) Michael Turner (RB) Kellen Winslow (TE) Joe Jurevicius (WR)
13 Neil Rackers (K) Jason Elam (K) Josh Brown (K) Steve McNair (QB) Brandon Jacobs (RB) Chris Simms (QB)
14 Dallas Cowboys (DEF) Carolina Panthers (DEF) Ben Watson (TE) Philadelphia Eagles (DEF) Troy Williamson (WR) Ashley Lelie (WR)
15 Ben Troupe (TE) Marcedes Lewis (TE) Verron Haynes (RB) Jeff Wilkins (K) Ryan Longwell (K) Jeff Reed (K)
16 Vince Young (QB) Justin McCareins (WR) Amani Toomer (WR) Leonard Pope (TE) Washington Redskins (DEF) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (DEF)

How they ranked by postion according to order drafted

Quarterback Running Back Wide Receiver Tight End Kicker Defense
1 Peyton Manning Larry Johnson Steve Smith Antonio Gates Adam Vinatieri Chicago Bears
2 Matt Hasselbeck Shaun Alexander Terrell Owens Jeremy Shockey Mike Vanderjagt New York Giants
3 Tom Brady LaDainian Tomlinson Chad Johnson Tony Gonzalez Neil Rackers Pittsburgh Steelers
4 Donovan NcNabb Tiki Barber Marvin Harrison Chris Cooley Jason Elam Indianapolis Colts
5 Trent Green Clinton Portis Torry Holt Alge Crumpler Josh Brown Philadelphia Eagles
6 Eli Manning Edgerrin James Larry Fitzgerald Vernon Davis Shayne Graham Carolina Panthers
7 Carson Palmer Carnell Williams Randay Moss Todd Heap Nate Keading Dallas Cowboys
8 Marc Bulger Rudi Johnson Anquan Boldin Jason Witten David Akers Seattle Seahawks
9 Kurt Warner Ronnie Brown Hines Ward Randy McMichael Jay Feely Tampa Bay Bucs
10 Jake Delhomme Steven Jackson Chris Chambers Heath Miller Jeff Wilkins Washington Redskins
11 Daunte Culpepper LaMont Jordan Darrell Jackson Dallas Clark Ryan Longwell Baltimore Ravens
12 Drew Bledsoe Kevin Jones Reggie Wayne Kellen Winslow Jeff Reed Cincinnati Bengals
13 Ben Roethlisberger Willis McGahee Santana Moss Ben Watson
14 Byron Leeftwich Domanick Davis Donald Driver L.J. Smith
15 Michael Vick Reggie Bush Javon Walker Jerramy Stevens
16 Drew Brees Reuben Droughns Roy Williams Ben Troupe
17 Brett Favre Julius Jones Deion Branch Marcedes Lewis
18 Jake Plummer Brian Westbrook Joey Galloway Leonard Pope
19 Aaron Brooks Corey Dillon Plaxico Burress
20 David Carr Thomas Jones Andre Johnson
21 Brad Johnson Willie Parker Lee Evans
22 Phillip Rivers Chester Taylor Reggie Brown
23 Jon Kitna Dominic Rhodes Nate Burleson
24 Steve McNair DeShaun Foster Rod Smith
25 Chris Simms Joseph Addai Eddie Kennison
26 Mark Brunell Warrick Dunn T.J. Houshmandzadeh
27 Vince Young Ahman Green Jimmy Smith
28 Tatum Bell Joe Horn
29 Jamal Lewis David Givens
30 Frank Gore Derrick Mason
31 Deuce McAllister Terry Glenn
32 Fred Taylor Drew Bennett
33 DeAngelo Williams Donte Stallworth
34 Chris Brown Laveranues Coles
35 Laurence Maroney Koren Robinson
36 Curtis Martin Brandon Lloyd
37 Mike Anderson Keyshawn Johnson
38 Priest Holmes Jerry Porter
39 Cedric Benson Mushin Muhammad
40 Marion Barber Antonio Bryant
41 Ron Dayne Eric Moulds
42 Samkon Gado Mark Clayton
43 Mewelde Moore Braylon Edwards
44 LenDale White Kevin Curtis
45 Greg Jones Issac Bruce
46 Kevan Barlow Mike Williams
47 T.J. Duckett Santonio Holmes
48 Chris Perry Joe Jurevicius
49 Ryan Moats Matt Jones
50 Maurice Drew Keenan McCardell
51 Tavis Henry Chad Jackson
52 Michael Turner Michael Clayton
53 Brian Calhoun Michael Jenkins
54 Duce Staley Charles Rogers
55 Michael Pittman Ashley Lelie
56 Bradon Jacobs Troy Williamson
57 Anthony Thomas Sammie Parker
58 Verron Hayes Sinorice Moss
59 Lee Suggs Mark Bradley
60 Amani Toomer
61 Justin McCareins
62 Marcus Robinson
63 Chris Henry
64 Antwaan Randle El

The drafters weigh in

Best Team: Snellings (2), Beller (2), Blunda (2), Liss (2)

Best Value: Donovan McNabb (2), LenDale White (2), Jerry Porter (2), numerous players receiving one vote each.

Worst Value: Adam Vinatieri (2), numerous players receiving one vote each.


Article first appeared 05/10/06