|Team||Tom Marino's Take|
|#1 Oakland Raiders
||WR - Calvin Johnson - Georgia Tech: Al Davis doesn't have the time or patience to wait on a developing QB. Expect former No. 1 selection David Carr to give them the type of veteran experience he is looking for at the position.|
||OT Joe Thomas - Wisconsin: Protecting the backside is essential in Mike Martz's offensive system. Drafting a potential 10- to 12-year pro is a wise investment. Look for Stanford QB Edwards on Lions' second pick|
||QB JaMarcus Russell - LSU: Peterson is the Browns' slam-dunk choice, but when the high ceiling Russell came available, club did an about face and filled the void at this critical position.|
||DE Gaines Adams - Clemson: Top pass rushers are impossible to pass on at any stage. Adams is the high-energy pass rusher the Bucs covet|
||RB Adrian Peterson - Oklahoma: Peterson's young legs complement Edgerrin James in first season and soon develops into one of the league's best backs.|
||DE Jamaal Anderson - Arkansas: Finding a bonafide pass rusher is a must for the team's defense; drafting Irish QB Quinn was tempting.|
||QB Brady Quinn - Notre Dame: Tarvaris Jackson? Brooks Bollinger? I don't think so. Don't see Vikings second-year coach staking his football future on the unproven duo.|
|S LaRon Landry - LSU: The top safety prospect in this year's draft is a slam-dunk selection at this critical need position for the Falcons.|
||CB Leon Hall - Michigan: Dolphins can't pass on this shutdown corner. Offensive-minded head coach Cam Cameron knows the importance of defending the pass|
|OT Levi Brown- Penn State: How many times was Carr sacked over his five-year professional career? Losing top prospect and 2006 No. 3 selection Spencer through injury adds to their woes.|
||DE Adam Carriker - Nebraska: Marquis Douglas is a journeyman player and Bryant Young is entering his 13th season. Carriker is a great fit for aging defensive front|
||LB Patrick Willis - Ole Miss: Losing veteran starters Fletcher and Spikes makes drafting the talented Willis a no brainer.|
||DT Amobi Okoye - Louisville: Finding a young talented inside run stopper is essential for the development of the Rams' defense.|
||TE Greg Olsen - Miami: Panthers like the talented Gaines at the point of attack, but team's struggling offense finds a new dimension in the up-the-seam-threat Olsen|
||CB Darrelle Revis - Pittsburgh: Moves down one door from Panthers to Steelers locker room and adds much-needed fresh legs to aging defense.|
||WR Ted Ginn - Ohio State: Buckeye star is a home run receiver for the vertically challenged Packers offense.|
||LB Paul Posluszny - Penn State: Head coach Del Rio knows the importance of consistent linebacker play to stabilize a defense.|
||CB Chris Houston - Arkansas: Bengals find in Arkansas underclassmen young legs to help fortify aging secondary|
||WR Robert Meachem - Tennessee: Vol standout is a solid replacement for departed Drew Bennett and a developing vertical threat.|
||RB Marshawn Lynch - Cal: Giants are going to seriously miss the great Tiki Barber, but Lynch gives them a good start on the future.|
||CB Aaron Ross - Texas: Can't find enough people to play out on a wing and Broncos will find in this player a versatile matchup frontline performer.|
||WR Dwayne Bowe - LSU: Both Cowboys receiving starters will be entering their 12th season in 2007. Bowe is a savvy, talented, well-schooled catcher.|
||OG Ben Grubbs - Auburn: The quick-footed athlete Grubbs is a good first step in rebuilding team's offensive front. Veteran Shields is entering his 15th season in 2007.|
||S Reggie Nelson - Florida: Patriots fill a critical need in the later stages of the round. 14-year oft-injured veteran safety Harrison nearing the end of the line. (Pick from Seahawks)|
||LB Lawrence Timmons - FSU: Another run-and-hit guy with a high ceiling to help solidify developing defense. Veteran journeyman Barton is a nine-year veteran|
||DT Alan Branch - Michigan: Needed run stopper, but I see a lot of Rams bust Jimmy Kennedy in this player's game. Buyer beware!!!|
||LB Jon Beason - Miami: Another cog in this already strong defense in the Crescent City. Beason is the next in a long line of top Miami backers.|
||OT Joe Staley - Central Michigan: A potential bright spot in an area of concern for this perrenial contender|
||DE Anthony Spencer- Purdue: The perfect answer to the departure of rising star and top 2007 free agent Adalius Thomas.|
||WR Dwayne Jarrett - USC: Play of the wideouts left much to be desired in playoff loss to Patriots. Jarrett is both dependable and skilled|
||RB Tony Hunt - Penn State: A big, durable ball-control back to offset the loss of Thomas Jones|
||OG Arron Sears - Tennessee: A young, talented, versatile Vol to help in the most important aspect of the Colts offensive game -- protecting Peyton|
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Tom Marino is a veteran of 35 years in the player personnel field, most recently with the St. Louis Rams. He has worked in three professional leagues (NFL, USFL, and WFL), and among his many accomplishments, is credited with the discovery of Eric Swann, the first non-collegiate player since 1946 to be selected in the 1st round of the NFL college draft.
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