The Texans seek a dynamic presence in the backfield to compliment quarterback David Carr. Adding a player of the athletic ability of Bush, the Texans should immediately become a better offensive team, but questions need to be answered whether Bush can handle the physical demands of being an every-down back at the professional level.
The next dominating offensive left tackle lands in New Orleans. All indications are the Saints would like to move down a couple spots to land Ferguson or linebacker A.J. Hawk.
Leinart falls into the lap of the Titans and offensive coordinator Norm Chow (former USC offensive coordinator). There isn't a better match in the draft and now the Titans will plan on moving on without QB Steve McNair.
The Jets need help getting to the quarterback and Williams could be the next big thing. The very talented Williams could quickly let Jets fans forget about the departed John Abraham.
Green Bay is in need of a playmaker at linebacker and Hawk fits the bill. The Packers defense will improve immediately with the addition of the hands-down best LB in the draft.
The Raiders could use help along the defensive line and offensive tackle, but the intrigue of Young, a tremendous athlete will be too much for the Raiders to pass on.
8. Buffalo Bills – Brodrick Buckley; DL; FSU
Buckley has elevated his stock this off-season, with the Bills being one of many teams seeking a tremendous athlete to man the tackle and potentially defensive end spots. Buckley is a nice fit with the Bills.
9. Detroit Lions – Michael Huff; S; Texas
Draft-day doesn't start any better than this for the Lions, as Huff is capable of stepping in and helping a safety deficient Lions roster. The Lions get their man.
The Rams are relatively thin at the defensive tackle position and Ngata fills the void in a huge way. The interior of the Rams defensive struggled at times, the addition of Ngata provides the team with a big, run-stuffing type tackle.
The Browns desperately need to get to the quarterback, Wimbley should provide that explosive potential from the stand-up end type rushing spot.
Justice is the top-rated offensive lineman available and the Ravens have a need at right tackle, with Justice being the left tackle of the future.
Adding size, speed, and quickness is a desire of the Eagles. With Jackson, the Eagles address all the issues at receiver.
The Broncos lack a playmaker from the defensive end position. Lawson provides plenty of quickness and natural ability to become the rusher from the end spot Denver needs.
Dallas solidifies its LB situation with the addition of the multi-talented Greenway.
The Chargers have struggled against the pass, Hill provides the skill-set to be a solid cornerback in San Diego.
Kansas City is looking for a pass rushing threat from the end position, Kiwanuka possesses this ability and could become a find with the 20th selection.
Passing on LB is tough here, but Williams skill is too good to pass on. Depth is addressed at the RB position.
22. Denver Broncos – Nick Mangold; C; Ohio State
Center is a potential position of need, with Mangold being hands-down the best center in the draft. Denver should be set for the next decade with Mangold.
25. NY Giants: Bobby Carpenter; LB; Ohio State
27. Carolina: Mercedes Lewis; TE; UCLA
29. New York Jets - Max Jean-Giles; OG; Georgia
31. Seattle: Kelly Jennings; DB; Miami