2009 NFL Mock Draft: Picks 7-9

The mocking continues! Check out picks 1-3 and 4-6 in their respective posts. Today, if you haven't guessed already, it's time to mock picks 7-9. 

7. Raiders: Michael Crabtree, WR, Texas Tech

The Raiders need receivers, and there are a couple of good ones available at pick number seven. They can't go wrong with either of the top two, but in our opinion Crabtree is the best option, foot injury and all. We think the chances of this Raider becoming a Raider at the next level are pretty good. 

8. Jaguars: Mark Sanchez, QB, USC

It wouldn't be earth shattering if the Jags picked up the WR that the Raiders passed on, but it will be extremelly hard to pass up on Sanchez when they have an aging and relatively average quarterback. Some feel that Sanchez is the best quarterback in the draft, which might be true, and it's not even a certainty that he'll be available at this spot. This could end up being a steal if he falls to the eighth pick.

9. Packers: B.J. Raji, DT, Boston College

With the switch to a new defensive scheme in the 3-4, the Packers needs are obvious. Whether or not they draft for need remains to be seen. They've been known to take the best player available (or at least who they think is the best player available) over needs, but in this case their needs are too pressing to pass on. That being said, Raji very well could be the best available player on their board--failed drug test or not. His footwork is excellent and he's quite nimble for such a huge mass of a man. He should help the Packers tremendously in their switch to the 3-4, as he can contribute right away if need be. The Packers also need to work on their offensive line and then adding more 3-4 personnel, particularly at linebacker.