2009 NFL Mock Draft: Picks 27-29

It's the second-to-last day of our 2009 NFL Mock Draft as we apporach the real 2009 NFL Draft, and we have three more picks for you as we put the finishing touches on this thing. To see all the previous 26 picks, check out the upper right hand side of the page for the links. 

27. Colts: James Laurinaitis, LB, Ohio State

We're not too high on Laurinaitis, but he's a solid young player who can help fill a need in Indy. There's some talk of Laurinaitis going a little higher than this, but we think he'll land with the Colts and give them a decent value pick at 27. He had a good college career and can play in multiple defensive schemes, but he doesn't really excel at any particular area, which is why he's available at this point. 

28. Bills: Eben Britton, T, Arizona

This pick is somewhat of a wild card, but at the end of the day we feel like the Bills will fill the draft pick they received in a trade with the position that they traded to receive the draft pick--if that makes any sense. Britton is the next best available tackle on the board after some pretty good ones have already been taking, but he might just end up as another Bills reach. The Bills addressed the defensive line with the 11th pick, and our guess is that they go with the other line late in the first. 

29. Giants: Hakeem Nicks, WR, North Carolina

The Giants need a receiver and Nicks needs a team--perfect fit. Nicks is the sixth wide out off of the board, which in reality might be a little high, but there are some talented pass catchers in this draft. The Giants will love Nicks' hands and his physical play, resembling some guy the G-Men used to have before he shot himself in the leg. 

Like we said, we'll have the last three picks of our 2009 NFL Mock Draft tomorrow, completing the first round of this year's crapshoot. 

Be sure to check back for the grand finale!