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EA Sports Predicts Jake Long to be No. 1 Selection in NFL Draft

April 22, 2008

EA Sports Predicts Jake Long to be No. 1 Selection in NFL Draft

Also announces NFL Head Coach 09 as Stand Alone Product

EA SPORTS has run a simulation of the 2008 NFL Draft using its game engine from the all-new NFL Head Coach 09, and predicts former Michigan standout Jake Long will be the No. 1 player selected on Saturday by the Miami Dolphins. After listening to fans and the Madden NFL community, EA SPORTS will also plan to ship a stand alone version of NFL Head Coach 09 on September 2, the opening week of the 2008 NFL season. NFL Head Coach 09 will be available on PLAYSTATION 3 and Xbox 360 for the suggested retail price of $49.99.

Click here to download the new NFL Head Coach Draft Pick video.

The NFL Draft is where teams can make or break a season. Drafting players in NFL Head Coach 09 utilizes a new artificial intelligence logic that engages real world strategy which includes the ability to trade future draft picks in order to move up or down the draft board.

College players eligible for the 2008 NFL Draft were selected in a mock draft utilizing NFL Head Coach 09. According to EA SPORTS, rounding out the next four selections after Long will be Glen Dorsey from Louisiana State, Boston College’s Matt Ryan, Chris Long from Virginia and Sedrick Ellis from University of Southern California. USC was the top school represented as four players were selected in the first round and the Atlantic Coast Conference led the way with seven players. Listed below are the draft selections for the first round of the 2008 NFL Draft.

Pick Team Selection

  1. Miami Dolphins Jake Long, LT, Michigan
  2. St. Louis Rams Glenn Dorsey, DT, LSU
  3. Atlanta Falcons Matt Ryan, QB, Boston College
  4. Oakland Raiders Chris Long, DE, Virginia
  5. Kansas City Chiefs Sedrick Ellis, DT, USC
  6. NY Jets Vernon Gholston, DE, Ohio State
  7. New England Patriots Leodis McKelvin, CB, Troy
  8. Baltimore Ravens Derrick Harvey, DE, Florida
  9. Cincinnati Bengals Darren McFadden, HB, Arkansas
  10. New Orleans Saints Mike Jenkins, CB, USF
  11. Buffalo Bills Devin Thomas, WR, Michigan State
  12. Denver Broncos Ryan Clady, LT, Boise State
  13. Carolina Panthers Branden Albert, G, Virginia
  14. Chicago Bears Rashard Mendenhall, HB, Illinois
  15. Cincinnati Bengals (Traded up with the Lions) Keith Rivers, OLB, USC
  16. Arizona Cardinals Chris Williams, LT, Vanderbilt
  17. Minnesota Vikings Philip Merling, DE, Clemson
  18. Houston Texans Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, CB, Tenn State
  19. Philadelphia Eagles Jeff Otah, LT, Pittsburgh
  20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Limas Sweed, WR, Texas
  21. Washington Redskins Aqib Talib, CB, Kansas
  22. Dallas Cowboys Felix Jones, HB, Arkansas
  23. Pittsburgh Steelers DeSean Jackson, WR, California
  24. Tennessee Titans Jerod Mayo, OLB, Tennessee
  25. Seattle Seahawks Fred Davis, TE, USC
  26. Jacksonville Jaguars Malcolm Kelly, WR, Oklahoma
  27. San Diego Chargers Brandon Flowers, CB, Virginia Tech
  28. Dallas Cowboys James Hardy, WR, Indiana
  29. San Francisco 49ers Kenny Philips, S, Miami
  30. Green Bay Packers Sam Baker, T, USC
  31. New England Patriots Forfeited
  32. NY Giants Gosder Cherilus, T, Boston College
  33. Miami Dolphins Chad Henne, QB, Michigan

NFL Head Coach 09 provides the complete NFL coaching experience, offering a variety of different ways to control an NFL franchise, on and off the field, in-season and off-season. With strategic game-planning features, NFL Head Coach 09 places gamers in the coach’s seat by allowing gamers to comprehensively scout the opponent, build custom playbooks, and develop a team that will adapt to the philosophy and system of an NFL franchise.

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