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Gonzo's Pre-Combine Mock Draft

See, folks, I TOLD you I was bringing the content this weekend, and I'm not going to disappoint.

Now, I don't claim to be any kind of draft guru or anything like that. . .hell, my draft predictions are usually so bad, they make Mel Kiper look dead-on. But, having said that, I'm going to throw this one out here.

Oakland - JaMarcus Russell, QB, Louisiana State

Detroit - Joe Thomas, OT, Wisconsin

Cleveland - Adrian Peterson, RB, Oklahoma

Tampa Bay - Brady Quinn, QB, Notre Dame

Arizona - Alan Branch, DT, Michigan

Washington - Amobi Okoye, DT, Louisville

Minnesota - Calvin Johnson, WR, Georgia Tech

Houston - Levi Brown, OT, Penn State

Miami - LaRon Landry, S, Louisiana State

Atlanta - Dwayne Jarrett, WR, Southern Cal

San Francisco - Jamaal Anderson, DE, Arkansas

Buffalo - Gaines Adams, DE, Clemson

St. Louis - Ted Ginn, Jr., WR, Ohio State

Carolina - Reggie Nelson, S, Florida

Pittsburgh - Leon Hall, CB, Michigan

Green Bay - Marshawn Lynch, RB, California

Jacksonville - Adam Carriker, DE, Nebraska

Cincinnati - Darelle Revis, CB, Pittsburgh

Tennessee - Dwayne Bowe, WR, Louisiana State

New York Giants - Paul Posluszny, LB, Penn State

Denver - Sidney Rice, WR, South Carolina

Dallas - Marcus McCauley, CB, Fresno State

Kansas City - Quinn Pittcock, DT, Ohio State

New England (from Seattle) - Patrick Willis, LB, Mississippi

New York Jets - Michael Bush, RB, Louisville

Philadelphia - Charles Johnson, DE, Georgia

New Orleans - Greg Olsen, TE, Miami (FL)

New England - Michael Griffin, S, Texas

Baltimore - Drew Stanton, QB, Michigan State

San Diego - Justin Blalock, OG, Texas

Chicago - Zach Miller, TE, Arizona State

Indianapolis - Anthony Spencer, DE, Purdue

Now, I know what everyone's going to say. . ."Gonzo, you just put this up to make you think there's a way that Calvin Johnson makes it to Minnesota." But frankly, I can honestly see the draft falling this way.

The biggest obstacle between us and Calvin Johnson, as I see it, is Tampa Bay. But a lot of what I've been seeing says that Jon Gruden likes Quinn a lot, and I don't know if the Bucs are entirely sold on Chris Simms.

That said, if the Bucs DO take Johnson, the Vikes could find themselves in a very interesting position. Both Arizona (Matt Leinart) and Washington (Jason Campbell) have their young quarterbacks of the future, so Brady Quinn would continue to slide right past both of them and be sitting there at #7 when Minnesota gets on the clock. I have a strange feeling that Houston has eyes for Quinn as well, but I also believe that there's a team or two that would like to get ahead of Houston to take him.

So, the Vikings could be in a prime position to trade down. . .and, frankly, I think the team they should target for this is Carolina at 14. Jake Delhomme was pretty terrible last season, and he's getting up in age as well, so they could use a QB like Quinn. According to the wondrous Draft Pick Value Chart, the Vikes could concievably get Carolina's 1st, 2nd, and 4th round picks in a potential trade between the two teams.

So, have at it, folks.