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2008 NFL Draft: From An NFL Player's Perspective, Jon Jansen Mock NFL Draft

The actual 2008 NFL Draft begins in a few hours. For months we have looked at mock NFL drafts, but what we haven't seen yet is a mock draft done by an actual NFL player. Fortunately, The Sporting News got Washington Redskins' OT Jon Jansen to give his mock draft.

Jansen's approach favors the offensive line as he readily admitted, but he says, "...if you are going to build a team and want immediate production, you start with an offensive lineman....linemen can produce now....and as a lineman [at Michigan], certain things are drilled into you: technique, passion, loyalty, leadership and a love for the violence of the game."

While there are going to be clearly areas of shock for anyone who has read more than a couple of mock drafts, I prefer to think of anyone selected higher by Jansen as a potential bargain relative to where he will actually be selected. The most obvious one is OT Jeff Otah who Jansen has the Chiefs taking at #5 and most other mock drafts have going in the teens.

Here are the four previous 2008 mock NFL Drafts I covered:

1. Another Mock Draft Plus A Mock Draft Contest
2. Another Mock Draft To Find Sleeper Picks And Trades
3. A Mock Draft To Identify 2nd & 3rd Round Sleeper
4. How To Predict Trades For A Mock Draft

1 Miami Jake Long OT Michigan
2 St. Louis Chris Long DE Virginia
3 Atlanta Matt Ryan QB Boston College
4 Oakland Glenn Dorsey DT Lsu
5 Kansas City Jeff Otah OT Pittsburgh
6 N.Y. Jets Vernon Gholston DE Ohio State
7 New England (from S.F.) Dan Connor OLB Penn State
8 Baltimore Chad Henne QB Michigan
9 Cincinnati Sedrick Ellis DT Usc
10 New Orleans Mike Jenkins CB South Florida
11 Buffalo Keith Rivers OLB Usc
12 Denver Darren Mcfadden RB Arkansas
13 Carolina Kenny Phillips S Miami
14 Chicago Brian Brohm QB Louisville
15 Detroit Ryan Clady OT Boise State
16 Arizona Antoine Cason CB Arizona
17 Kansas City Derrick Harvey DE Florida
18 Houston Chris Williams OT Vanderbilt
19 Philadelphia Fred Davis TE Usc
20 Tampa Bay Desean Jackson WR California
21 Washington Limas Sweed WR Texas
22 Dallas (from Cleveland) Rashard Mendenhall RB Illinois
23 Pittsburgh Sam Baker OT Usc
24 Tennessee Kentwan Balmer DT North Carolina
25 Seattle Jonathan Stewart RB Oregon
26 Jacksonville Calais Campbell DE Miami
27 San Diego Pat Sims DT Auburn
28 Dallas Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie CB Tennessee State
29 San Francisco (from Indianapolis) Xavier Adibi OLB Virginia Tech
30 Green Bay Ali Highsmith OLB Lsu
31 N.Y. Giants Leodis Mckelvin CB Troy