Reading the coverage: Everybody's last best guess

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    <p><em>Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky</em></p> <p>Rick Gosselin's <a href="http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/spt/columnists/rgosselin/stories/042509dnsponflmockdraft.3ed83e9.html" target="_blank">final mock</a> draft.</p> <p>Jay Glazer's <a href="http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/9494384/Glazer's-mock-draft:-This-time-with-a-twist" target="_blank">final mock</a> draft.</p> <p>A 32 questions <a href="http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=ms-32questions042409&prov=yhoo&type=lgns" target="_blank">draft edition</a> from Mike Silver.</p> <p>Mike Freeman lists <a href="http://www.cbssports.com/columns/story/11671720/rss" target="_blank">100 things</a> he'd rather do than watch the draft.</p> <p><strong>Houston Texans</strong></p> <p>Jerome Solomon says Bob McNair and the Texans have <a href="http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/fb/texansfront/6391544.html" target="_blank">gotten better</a> at this.</p> <p>Players out of Texas <a href="http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/fb/texansfront/6391546.html" target="_blank">taken high</a> in the first round are hardly a sure thing, writes John McClain.</p> <p>Past picks <a href="http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/fb/texansfront/6391435.html" target="_blank">at No. 15</a> have been more fizzle than sizzle, says McClain.</p> <p>McClain's final mock still has the Texans taking <a href="http://blogs.chron.com/nfl/2009/04/check_out_the_newandimproved_f.html" target="_blank">Clay Matthews</a>.</p> <p>Lance Zierlein makes <a href="http://blogs.chron.com/fantasyfootball/2009/04/post_92.html" target="_blank">a couple trades</a> in his mock.</p> <p><strong>Indianapolis Colts</strong></p> <p>Bob Kravitz says this is when Bill Polian <a href="http://www.indystar.com/article/20090425/SPORTS15/904250486/1058/SPORTS03" target="_blank">earns his money</a>.</p> <p>Free agent corner Keiwan Ratliff signed <a href="http://www.indystar.com/article/20090424/SPORTS03/904240397/1100" target="_blank">with the Steelers</a>, says Mike Chappell.</p> <p>The Colts will watch a lot of things <a href="http://www.indystar.com/article/20090425/SPORTS03/904250482/1100" target="_blank">sort out</a> before they get a sense of their possibilities at No. 27, writes Chappell.</p> <p><a href="http://indyfootballreport.com/index.php/archives/1472" target="_blank">No. 2</a> and <a href="http://indyfootballreport.com/index.php/archives/1502" target="_blank">No. 1</a> on John Oehser's list of the top 25 picks of the Polian era. This was a great idea that gave us a lot to ponder over the last several weeks.</p> <p>Oehser reviews <a href="http://indyfootballreport.com/index.php/archives/1448" target="_blank">mock prognostications</a> for the Colts.</p> <p>Curse insurance. Peyton Manning's <a href="http://indyfootballreport.com/index.php/archives/1488" target="_blank">not the Madden cover boy</a>.</p> <p>June 6 is the day the Titans will hold <a href="http://indyfootballreport.com/index.php/archives/1492" target="_blank">an open practice</a> at Franklin College. Tickets will be $10, says Oehser.</p> <p>Polian can pronounce <a href="http://indyfootballreport.com/index.php/archives/1496" target="_blank">Peria Jerry's name</a>, points out Oehser.</p> <p>Oehser&nbsp;selects <a href="http://indyfootballreport.com/index.php/archives/1332" target="_blank">the best pick</a> at each first-round spot for the Colts in their history.</p> <p><strong>Jacksonville Jaguars</strong></p> <p>The <a href="http://www.jacksonville.com/sports/football/jaguars/2009-04-25/story/its_the_moment_of_truth_for_jaguars" target="_blank">moment of truth</a> has arrived for Gene Smith, writes Vito Stellino.</p> <p>Peter King says the Jaguars <a href="http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2009/writers/peter_king/04/24/draft/?eref=sircrc" target="_blank">turned down</a> No. 23 and No. 47 from New England for No. 8.</p> <p>Michael C. Wright is sticking with <a href="http://www.jacksonville.com/sports/football/jaguars/2009-04-25/story/michael_wrights_final_mock_draft " target="_blank">B.J. Raji</a> for the Jaguars in his final mock draft.</p> <p>A judge has been asked <a href="http://www.jacksonville.com/sports/football/jaguars/2009-0424/story/prosecutors_want_jimmy_smith_returned_to_jail " target="_blank">to revoke</a> Jimmy Smith's bail, reports Jim Schoettler.</p> <p>Gene Frenette says Smith has <a href="http://www.jacksonville.com/sports/columnists/gene_frenette/2009-04-25/story/its_not_easy_recognizing_smith_now" target="_blank">slowed down the timetable</a> to become part of the Pride of the Jaguars that honors their all-time greats.</p> <p>A look at the guy <a href="http://www.jaguars.com/news/article.aspx?id=7797" target="_blank">on the other end</a> of the phone in New York, from Ryan Robinson of Jaguars.com.</p> <p>Smith <a href="http://www.jaguars.com/news/article.aspx?id=7799" target="_blank">won't be</a> unprepared, says Vic Ketchman of Jaguars.com.</p> <p>Cole Pepper says it'll be <a href="http://wokv.com/blogs/cole_pepper/2009/04/who-will-they-pick.html" target="_blank">Michael Crabtree at No. 8</a>, and Malcolm Jenkins if the Jaguars trade back.</p> <p><strong>Tennessee Titans</strong></p> <p>The last four first rounders were <a href="http://www.tennessean.com/article/20090424/SPORTS01/90424118/1027" target="_blank">immediate contributors</a>. Jim Wyatt asks if the Titans continue the trend.</p> <p>The guys at the Tennessean <a href="http://www.tennessean.com/article/20090425/SPORTS01/904250326/1027" target="_blank">make their picks</a> and sample the national choices.</p> <p>Chuck Cecil <a href="http://www.titansradio.com/Article.asp?id=1291755&spid=27572" target="_blank">isn't worried</a> about the Titans replacing Albert Haynesworth, writes Jonathan Hutton.</p> <p>Joe Biddle <a href="http://www.tennessean.com/article/20090425/COLUMNIST0201/904250317/1002" target="_blank">would like</a> to see the Titans with Anquan Boldin or Braylon Edwards.</p> <p>Wyatt runs through <a href="http://data.tennessean.com/v2/bin/pluckTools/display/groupblog.php?blog=96f9f738-ab2a-406c-bf09-a7c50ccfaaed&plckController=Blog&plckScript=blogScript&plckElementId=blogDest&plckBlogPage=BlogViewPost&plckPostId=Blog%3a96f9f738-ab2a-406c-bf09-a7c50ccfaaedPost%3a81941cc8-606c-4117-b656-52d34785f324&sid=sitelife.tennessean.com" target="_blank">a mock draft</a> done by a group of beat writers from around the country.</p>

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