1. St. Louis Rams Sam Bradford QB, Oklahoma
Rams have passed on franchise QBs the past two drafts. They can’t afford to do it again.
2. Detroit Lions Ndamukong Suh DT, Nebraska
Detroit should go with Suh here instead of OT. Suh is the right choice. They can get an OT later. Second choice is either Okung or Trent Williams.
3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Gerald McCoy DT, Oklahoma
McCoy gives them the dominant inside force that the Bucs have been searching for since Sapp left.
4. Washington Redskins Russell Okung OT, Oklahoma State
Since they have McNabb now, they can focus on replacing Chris Samuels.
5. Kansas City Chiefs Trent Williams OT, Oklahoma
Williams is brought in and Albert is shifted inside to more natural position at guard.
6. Seattle Seahawks Bryan Bulaga OT, Iowa
Walter Jones’ eventual replacement. Building along the lines is a good idea. Spiller or perhaps even Dez Bryant would make sense here too.
7. Cleveland Browns Eric Berry S, Tennessee
Browns secondary gets lift here. Berry is the top safety in the draft. Another potential landing spot for Dez Bryant.
8. Oakland Raiders Bruce Campbell OT, Maryland
The faster the offensive lineman the better right?…Right? This is why they’re as bad as they are. JPP is another option since they cut Greg Ellis.
9. Buffalo Bills Jimmy Clausen QB, Notre Dame
The Bills get Clausen to drop to them in the wake of the McNabb trade. If someone trades up to get Clausen before the Bills do, they could take an offensive tackle like Anthony Davis.
10. Jacksonville Jaguars Derrick Morgan DE, Georgia Tech
Jaguars signed Aaron Kampman, but still need a young pass rusher to help improve upon the league’s worst pass rush. Joe Haden, JPP, Spiller, and a lot of other options are here for GM Gene Smith who follows best available player, no matter what.
11. Denver Broncos (from Chicago) Jason Pierre-Paul DE, USF
Brandon Marshall trade gets the Broncos an extra pick this year, JPP is super athletic, but he’s very raw/inexperienced. Will have trouble against the run at first.
12. Miami Dolphins Dan Williams DT, Tennessee
Williams will come in and be the eventual replacement for the aging Jason Ferguson. Could also target Brandon Graham.
13. San Francisco 49ers Joe Haden CB, Florida
Haden’s 40 time dropped him out of top 10 consideration even though he redeemed himself at Florida pro day.
14. Seattle Seahawks (from Denver) CJ Spiller RB, Clemson
Electrifying player, Spiller will be extremely helpful in Pete Carroll’s offense. Incredible speed.
15. New York Giants Rolando McClain MLB, Alabama
The Giants reportedly love McClain, so since Antonio Pierce was released, this pick makes too much sense. A little slower than you’d want your middle linebacker to be.
16. Tennessee Titans Eversen Griffen DE, USC
Griffen is still just learning his craft. He has a lot of potential like JPP. Quick off the snap
17. San Francisco 49ers (from Carolina) Anthony Davis OT, Rutgers
Niners need to improve the offensive tackle spot opposite of Joe Staley. Work ethic and weight concerns.
18. Pittsburgh Steelers Earl Thomas CB, Texas
Secondary needs help after ranking pretty low last season. Maybe it was just Polamalu though, but they still need it upgraded.
19. Atlanta Falcons Brandon Graham DE/OLB, Michigan
Obviously, Jamaal Anderson is not working out and John Abraham is getting older.
20. Houston Texans Kyle Wilson CB, Boise State
Dunta Robinson is gone, so they are desperate for help at corner.
21. Cincinnati Bengals Dez Bryant WR, Oklahoma State
The Bengals would draft Dez Bryant. There’s been a lot made of character concerns about Bryant, but who knows? That was supposedly the problem with Randy Moss. Turned out pretty well.
22. New England Patriots Jermaine Gresham TE, Oklahoma
Not much talent at TE for the Pats currently. Ben Watson was let go.
23. Green Bay Packers Charles Brown OT, USC
Green Bay desperately needs an offensive tackle to protect Aaron Rodgers, but GM Ted Thompson always goes BAP. This pick will depend on who he has at the top of his board, and only those inside the draft room will know.
24. Philadelphia Eagles Sean Weatherspoon OLB, Missouri
The Eagles are very thin at linebacker. Some people have questioned his character, but I believe he’s a Ray Lewis type who’ll lead a defense.
25. Baltimore Ravens Jared Odrick DL, Penn State
Ozzie Newsome always finds a steal, and here’s another. Ravens could also look at corner, tight end, or maybe another wide receiver even though they traded for Anquan Boldin.
26. Arizona Cardinals Sergio Kindle OLB, Texas
Losing Karlos Dansby will hurt less if they take Kindle here.
27. Dallas Cowboys Mike Iupati OG, Idaho
Easily the top interior lineman prospect, Iupati is a road-grader, but showed some holding issues at the Senior Bowl. Don’t expect Tebow to go here (expletive).
28. San Diego Chargers Ryan Mathews RB, Fresno State
Mathews zipped up into the first round after the season ended, but he led the nation in rushing, so he does deserve to be here.
29. New York Jets Jerry Hughes OLB, TCU
Vernon Gholston is a huge bust, so the Jets will try another pass rush specialist.
30. Minnesota Vikings Devin McCourty CB, Rutgers
Cedric Griffen and Antoine Winfield have had questionable health recently, so Minny needs to get some depth there.
31. Indianapolis Colts Maurkice Pouncey C, Florida
Polian expects perfection from his offensive line, but not his QB. Manning provides that in the regular season, but in the playoffs…not so much.
32. New Orleans Saints Brian Price DT, UCLA
Some people have Brian Price overrated and going higher, but I can definitely see him falling into the second round.
33. St. Louis Rams Golden Tate WR, Notre Dame
Rams need help everywhere. Tate will have to work on his route running skills.
34. Detroit Lions Jahvid Best RB, California
A two back system may be needed in Detroit since Kevin Smith is recovering from his torn ACL. Best has a few injury concerns himself, but he has checked out ok.
35. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Arrelious Benn WR, Illinois
Tampa Bay reportedly has Benn rated very highly. Benn suffered by being in the Illinois offense. Will need some time.
36. Kansas City Chiefs Rob Gronkowski TE, Arizona
Since Tony Gonzalez left, KC has had nothing at TE. Back surgery went well and will be ready for training camp.
37. Philadelphia Eagles (from Washington) Taylor Mays S, USC
Andy Reid usually goes defensive line with his picks towards the top of the draft, but they have needs in their secondary. They need linebackers, but there are none that fit the value here. Mays is a big hitter, but can’t cover well enough.
38. Cleveland Browns Colt McCoy QB, Texas
Delhomme and Wallace may not be enough. Which group of Browns QBs is better? This one or the one from their expansion season? The fact that I’m asking that question tells you how bad it is under center for Cleveland this year. Arm strength and height are questions.
39. Oakland Raiders Brandon Ghee CB, Wake Forest
Ghee has 4.37 speed and has a broad jump of over 10. Bingo.
40. San Diego Chargers (from Seattle) Cam Thomas NT, North Carolina
Replacement for Jamal Williams.
41. Buffalo Bills Terrence Cody NT, Alabama
Will Buffalo focus on their switch to the 3-4 or on their offensive line?
42. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Kareem Jackson CB, Alabama
Nobody across from Aqib Talib.
43. Denver Broncos (from Miami) Damian Williams WR, USC
Broncos really looking for WR after Marshall trade.
44. New England Patriots (from Jacksonville) Dexter McCluster RB/WR, Mississippi
Remember when Maurice Jones-Drew was told he was too small? McCluster is smaller, but I still wouldn’t doubt him.
45. Denver Broncos Sean Lee LB, Penn State
I don’t know why Sean Lee isn’t rated higher by most people. He’s a high second rounder in my opinion.
46. New York Giants Carlos Dunlap DE, Florida
Lack of a pass rush hurt the Giants last year.
47. New England Patriots (from Tennessee) Demariyous Thomas WR, Georgia Tech
Welker won’t be ready at the start of next season, so Pats could address WR with one of their many early picks.
48. Carolina Panthers Tim Tebow QB, Florida
Matt Moore did a decent job last season, but I’m not so sure he’ll be as well off when he’s a starter for a whole season. Tebow could go anywhere and Carolina is a logical spot.
49. San Francisco 49ers Nate Allen S, USF
21st against the pass. Very little amount of holes in Allen’s game.
50. Kansas City Chiefs (from Atlanta) Brandon LaFell WR, LSU
KC needs another WR to improve upon the aging Chris Chambers and after the disappointing season last year of Bowe.
51. Houston Texans Toby Gerhart RB, Stanford
Chris Brown cost the Texans the game against the Jaguars last season…twice.
52. Pittsburgh Steelers Roger Saffold OT, Indiana
Steelers get their offensive tackle they desperately need to protect Big Ben. This way, Ben will only have to dodge sexual assault charges now.
53. New England Patriots Tyson Alualu DL, California
Pats need some talent added to their defensive front.
54. Cincinnati Bengals Jimmy Graham TE, Miami
Only played one year of college football, was on the Miami basketball team before. Very athletic, has potential since he’s only started football. Carson Palmer will get some new weapons in addition to Antonio Bryant.
55. Philadelphia Eagles Alex Carrington DE, Arkansas State
Small school prospect could surprise by getting into second round. Great size.
56. Green Bay Packers Patrick Robinson CB, Florida State
So many years total for Woodson and Harris. They need some youth added.
57. Baltimore Ravens Dominique Franks CB, Oklahoma
Depth at corner is needed.
58. Arizona Cardinals Eric Norwood OLB, South Carolina
Joey Porter was added, but linebacker is still a big need for the Cards.
59. Dallas Cowboys Chris Cook CB, Virginia
Runs a 4.45, and had a 11 broad jump, showing a lot of explosion.
60. Seattle Seahawks (from San Diego) Vladimir Ducasse OG, Massachusetts
The trade of Rob Sims makes this pick easy for the Seahawks.
61. New York Jets Morgan Burnett S, Georgia Tech
Brodney Pool has had 4 career concussions and is only 25. The Jets signed him to a one year contract for a reason. The Jets need insurance at safety.
62. Minnesota Vikings Ben Tate RB, Auburn
Chester Taylor is gone, so AP will need a complementary back.
63. Indianapolis Colts John Jerry OT, Mississippi
Colts improve upon their offensive line.
64. New Orleans Saints Daryl Washington OLB, TCU
Outside linebacker is a big need for New Orleans.
65. St. Louis Rams Anthony McCoy TE, USC
66. Detroit Lions Akwasi Owusu-Ansah CB, IUP
67. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Corey Wooton DE, Northwestern
68. Kansas City Chiefs Brandon Spikes LB, Florida
69. Oakland Raiders Dorin Dickerson TE, Pittsburgh
70. Philadelphia Eagles (from Seattle) Ricky Sapp OLB, Clemson
71. Cleveland Browns Jerome Murphy CB, USF
72. Buffalo Bills Navarro Bowman LB, Penn State
73. Miami Dolphins Koa Misi OLB, Utah
74. Jacksonville Jaguars Andre Roberts WR, The Citadel
75. Chicago Bears Jared Veldheer OT, Hillsdale
76. New York Giants Lamarr Houston DT, Texas
77. Tennessee Titans Thaddeus Gibson OLB, Ohio State
78. Carolina Panthers Austen Lane DE, Murray State
79. San Francisco 49ers Joe Asamoah OG, Illinois
80. Denver Broncos Matt Tennant C, Boston College
81. Houston Texans Walter Thurmond CB, Oregon
82. Pittsburgh Steelers JD Walton C, Baylor
83. Atlanta Falcons Jason Worilds OLB, Virginia Tech
84. Cincinnati Bengals Chad Jones S, LSU
85. Cleveland Browns (from Patriots) Brandon Lang DE, Troy
86. Green Bay Packers Montario Hardesty RB, Tennessee
87. Philadelphia Eagles Mitch Petrus OG, Arkansas
88. Arizona Cardinals (from Baltimore) Tony Pike QB, Cincinnati
89. Arizona Cardinals Selvish Capers OT, West Virginia
90. Dallas Cowboys Torell Troup NT, UCF
91. San Diego Chargers Amari Spievey CB, Iowa
92. Cleveland Browns (from New York Jets) Mardy Gilyard WR, Cincinnati
93. Minnesota Vikings Geno Atkins DT, Georgia
94. Indianapolis Colts Kevin Thomas CB, USC
95. New Orleans Saints Dan LeFevour QB, Central Michigan
96. Cincinnati Bengals (compensatory pick) Dekoda Watson OLB, Florida State
97. Tennessee Titans (compensatory pick) Carlton Mitchell WR, USF
98. Atlanta Falcons (compensatory pick) Eric Decker WR, Minnesota
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