|Team||NFL Draft First Round|
|1. Miami Dolphins – DT Glenn Dorsey, LSU |
Rebuilding the Dolphins’ defense starts with one of the best defense tackle prospect to come along in some time.
|2. St. Louis Rams – T Jake Long, Michigan |
The Rams’ offensive line struggled this year, so they go with Orlando Pace’s eventual replacement.
|3. Atlanta Falcons – QB Matt Ryan, Boston College |
When you finish the season starting Chris Redman, yeah, you need a quarterback.
|4. Oakland Raiders – DE Chris Long, Virginia |
The Silver and Black need to revamp their defensive line, and Long has Raider blood.
|5. Kansas City Chiefs – RB Darren McFadden, Arkansas |
This might be a bit of a shocker, especially to Chiefs fans. But with Jake Long gone, you either trade back if you get a helluva deal, or you take the sure bet. McFadden could do for the Chiefs’ offense what Reggie Bush did for the Saints’ offense two years ago. He’s almost a cross between Adrian Peterson and Bush. You can’t pass that up when there isn’t another sure thing on the board.
|6. New York Jets – QB Andre’ Woodson, Kentucky |
I’m not buying that they are sold on their current QB situation.
|7. New England Patriots (From 49ers) – CB Malcom Jenkins, Ohio St |
This is amove that could protect the Pats from the possibility of free agency cleaning out their cornerbacks.
|8. Baltimore Ravens – QB Brian Brohm, Louisville |
Whoever the new coach is, he will want to get a new quarterback in place by yesterday.
|9. Cincinnati Bengals – MLB James Laurinaitis, Ohio State |
Laurinaitis is a no brainer here for the Bungles.
|10. New Orleans Saints – CB/S Reggie Smith, Oklahoma |
Their secondary — other than Mick McKenzie — is atrocious. Smith helps fix that at either position.
|11. Buffalo Bills – Malcolm Kelly, WR, Oklahoma |
Lee, Marshawn and Trent need some help, and Mr. Kelly can provide it instantly.
|12. Denver Broncos – OT Ryan Clady, Boise St. |
Mike Shanahan’s patented line had some holes in it this year.
|13. Carolina Panthers – FS Kenny Phillips, Miami |
Safety was a weakness — one of many, many weaknesses — for the Cats last year.
|14. Chicago Bears – Denver Broncos: Sedrick Ellis, DT, USC |
Da Bears slipped at DT last year as much as anywhere else.
|15. Detroit Lions – HB Felix Jones, Arkansas |
Jones is a better fit than Stewart for a team that desperately needs to find a running game.
|16. Arizona Cardinals – Jonathan Stewart, RB, Oregon |
Edge might bounce, and he hasn’t been all that impressive anyway.
|17. Minnesota Vikings – WR Limus Sweed, Texas |
He could be for the Vikes what Dwayne Bowe was for the Chiefs this year.
|18. Houston Texans – DE Vernon Gholston, Ohio St. |
Houston adds Gholston to Mario and Okoye. He’d be a steal here, but it could happen.
|19. Philadelphia Eagles -OT Sam Baker, USC |
Word on the street is that Runyan is done.
|20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – WR DeSean Jackson, Cal |
An easy pick here. Galloway and Hilliard won’t last forever.
|21. Washington Redskins – DE Calais Campbell, Miami |
A great fit for the ‘Skins this late in the first.
|22. Dallas Cowboys (From Browns) – CB Mike Jenkins, South Florida |
Someone to help T-New out a little bit is a big need.
|23. Seattle Seahawks – OT Jeff Otah, Pittsburgh |
Mike Holmgren’s O-line isn’t so hot sans Hutch.
|24. Pittsburgh Steelers – OT Gosder Cherilus, Boston College |
The Steelers learned that they have to keep Big Ben upright to win.
|25. Tennessee Titans – WR Early Doucet, LSU |
Seriously, V.Y. needs some from his receivers.
|26. New York Giants – OT Michael Orr, Mississippi |
Like Peyton, Eli needs time in the pocket in order to succeed.
|27. San Diego Chargers – Frank Okam, NT, Texas |
Williams isn’t as dependable as he once was, mainly because of health.
|28. Jacksonville Jaguars – WR Adarius Bowman, Oklahoma State |
Will they do this again? Who knows…
|29. Green Bay Packers – CB Aqib Talib, Kansas |
Harris and Woodson aren’t exactly spring chickens.
|30. Dallas Cowboys – RB Rashard Mendenhall, Illinois |
Julius Jones is likely ghost, so this will allow the running game to continue to thrive.
|31. San Francisco 49ers (From Colts) – Mario Manningham, WR, Michigan |
Quick and fast, the perfect compliment to D-Jack and Vernon.