1. Oakland Raiders- Jamarcus Russell, WR,
2. Detroit Lions- Calvin Johnson is the best player in the draft and the Lions will take him, then try to trade him to get further down near the bottom of the top ten
3. Cleveland Browns- Gaines Adams will make everyone on that Browns defensive line better. He's a solid value at pick #3.
4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Joe Thomas, OT, Wisconson- The quickest way to get Tampa Bay back in the playoffs is solidifying their offensive line. Joe Thomas provides them with a staple at the left tackle position for years to come.
5. Arizona Cardinals- Adrian Peterson, RB, Oklahoma- Edgerrin James has been a flop in free agency so far, and adding Peterson will take some pressure off of both backs, plus he wil be an asset to new head coach Ken Whisenhut, who loves to run the ball. It should give Arizona that franchise back they've been looking for since they moved to Phoenix/Glendale.
6. Washington Redskins- Amobi Okoye, DT, Louisville- Washington is hurting on the defensive line and Amobi Okoye, at only 19 years of age, can come in and be an impact right away. Because of his age, he's still yet to reach his full potential.
7. Minnesota Vikings- Brady Quinn, QB, Notre Dame- The Vikings have a few pieces that could cause them to think they can win right now, and Brady Quinn is the most NFL ready quarterback in the draft. They traded up for Tarvaris Jackson last year, but he is a work in progress. Brady Quinn is also too much value for the Vikings to pass up.
8. Atlanta Falcons- LaRon Landry, S, LSU- Landry is a perfect fit in a Falcons defense who virtually has no one playing the safety position. He provides a day 1 starter and an instant impact in the secondary.
9. Miami Dolphins- Levi Brown, OT, Penn State- The Dolphins are abysmal on the offensive line and Brown provides an instant starter who can play either tackle position.
10. Denver Broncos*- Adam Carriker, DE, Nebraska- The biggest weak point on a normally stellar Broncos defense has been their defensive line. They've gone to the garbage pile to fill in positions, but Carriker provides them with an every down defensive end who is stout against the run and will be disruptive in the backfield with his bull rush.
11. San Francisco 49ers- Ted Ginn, WR, OSU- The 49ers lack wide receiver depth and adding Ginn to their roster adds a receiver with deep threat speed who can work split out wide or out of the slot. He also provides the 49ers with a threat on special teams returning kicks.
12. Buffalo Bills- Patrick Willis, LB, Ole Miss- After trading away Takeo Spikes and losing London Fletcher-Baker in free agency, the Bills have a desperate need at linebacker and Willis can come in and be an instant impact at the mike linebacker position.
13. St. Louis Rams- Leon Hall, CB, Michigan- The Rams have a weak secondary and could bolster it up by adding Leon Hall, who can pair with last years pick, Tye Hill.
14. Carolina Panthers- Reggie Nelson, S, Florida- Carolina has a need at safety with Mike Minter announcing his retirement after this season. Nelson can come in right away at the safety position, or come in as a nickel corner as he has experience playing cornerback.15. Pittsburgh Steelers- Alan Branch, DT, Michigan- New head coach Mike Tomlin has said he will keep the 3-4 intact, but he will add some 4-3 wrinkles to the defense. Branch gives the Steelers that second tackle they will need, provides good depth behind Casey Hampton, and could serve has his eventual replacement should the Steelers stick with the 3-4 in the long run.
16. Green Bay Packers- Marshawn Lynch, RB, California- Currently the Packers starting running back is Vernon Morency, need we say more? Lynch provides a homerun threat the Packers have lacked since Ahman Green's injuries started to take their toll. He also provides solid pass catching abilities out of the backfield.
17. Jacksonville Jaguars- Jamaal Anderson, DE, Arkansas- After having drafted offense the past 4 years straight in the first round, the Jaguars will look to add another defensive play-maker to their already strong defense. In this scenario, Anderson provides a speed rusher for a team that plays Peyton Manning twice a year, and has two of their current defensive ends coming off season ending injuries. This move also puts heat on expected hold-out, Bobby McCray.
18. Cincinnati Bengals- Darrelle Revis, CB, Pittsburgh- The Bengals need help in the secondary with Delthea O'Neal getting on in years. Revis can come in right away and start at corner opposite Johnathan Joseph, or he could possibly slide to free safety for his first couple of seasons.
19. Tennessee Titans- Robert Meachem, WR, Tennessee- After losing Bobby Wade and Drew Bennett in free agency, the Titans have virtually no one at the wide receiver position for Vince Young to throw to. Meachem provides the Titans with solid route running, the ability to get deep, plus he is a former Volunteer, which should make the fans happy.
20. New York Giants- Joe Staley, OT, Central Michigan- The Giants need a tackle to protect Eli Manning's blind-side. They are solid at the right tackle position with Kareem McKenzie, but Joe Staley is athletic enough to play the left tackle position and is certainly an upgrade over Bob Whitfield.
21. Houston Texans*- Aaron Ross, CB, Texas- The Texans need help in the secondary opposite Dunta Robinson. Aaron Ross can come in day 1 and start, allowing DeMarcus Faggins to slide to the nickel cornerback position, which he is better suited for.
22. Dallas Cowboys- Dwayne Jarrett, WR, USC- With Terry Glenn and Terrell Owens both in there 30's, the Cowboys need some youth in the receiving corps. Jarrett will provide a big target with soft hands for Tony Romo and he is a very good red zone threat.
23. Kansas City Chiefs- Chris Houston, CB, Arkansas- Herm Edwards is a defensive guy and is going to work to sure up the Chiefs defense. Ty Law and Patrick Surtain are both getting on in years, so the Chiefs will look to add youth, speed, and an eventual replacement at the cornerback position.
24. New England Patriots- Jon Beason, ILB, Miami(FL)- The Patriots are as old as Moses on their linebacking corps, even with the addition of Adalius Thomas. Jon Beason will provide depth and part-time work at the inside linebacker position and eventually will replace Bruschi or Vrabel.
25. New York Jets- Greg Olsen, TE, Miami(FL)- Olsen provides the Jets with a pass catching tight end that they lack. He's another target for Chad Pennington and can stretch defenses down the seam with his speed.
26. Philadelphia Eagles- Michael Griffin, S, Texas- The Eagles lost Michael Lewis in free agency and 2006 starter Sean Considine is better suited as a back-up/special teams player than an actual starting safety. Griffin can come in right away and start next to Brian Dawkins at the strong safety position.
27. New Orleans Saints- Marcus McCauley, CB, Fresno State- This pick is a slight reach for the Saints, but everyone saw how awful their cornerbacks are in the playoffs, especially Fred Thomas. McCauley should be able to come in and start right away.
28. New England Patriots- Paul Posluszny, LB, Penn State- Like mentioned before with Beason, it would be ideal if Posluszney fell to the Patriots here. This would give an injection of youth and depth to their linebacking corps. Posluzney could play either ILB or OLB in the Patriots system.
29. Baltimore Ravens- Justin Blalock, OG, Texas - Despite the Ravens only giving up 17 sacks last season, they are hurting on the offensive line. They lost right tackle Tony Pashos in free agency and cutting veteran offensive guard Edwin Mulitalo. Blalock can come in right away and start at either guard position.
30. San Diego Chargers- Dwayne Bowe, WR, LSU- Outside of Tomlinson and Gates, the Chargers really have no other legit receiving options. For a team that is probably the best in the NFL, they have one of the worst wide receiving groups in the NFL. Adding Bowe gives Philip Rivers a big, strong possession receiver who can break tackles and get yards after the catch.
31. Chicago Bears- Lawrence Timmons, LB, FSU- The Bears will bring in Timmons to put some heat on hold-out Lance Briggs, and he would also challenge Hunter Hillenmeyer for a starting role. If the Bears happen to lose Briggs, Timmons can come in right away and start next to Brian Urlacher.
32. Indianapolis Colts- Anthony Gonzalez, WR, OSU- Even though the champs lost quite a bit of defensive players, look for the Colts to address the position of receiver. Marvin Harrison is getting up in the years and they lost Brandon Stokely. The Colts like to run their offense out of a three receiver set and Gonzalez provides what they lost in Stokely, and then some in regards to speed.
*We believe Denver is going to work out a trade with Houston to trade up to the 10th overall position.
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