Bored and depressed Colts fan here with a day off work. Here's my first ever mock. Have fun tearing it apart, especially all you hard-to-please Cowboys fans! Remember, with the combine still two weeks away this is very early...
1. STL-N. Suh DT Nebraska: Not because it's the best pick for the Rams, but because I've read a lot about how they've already kind of decided. Obviously things could change, but unless Sam Bradford just blows people away at his pro day, I don't see him or Clausen sneaking in here above Suh.
2. DET-G. McCoy DT Oklahoma: The second best tackle prospect in this draft, to me, has less bust potential than Suh. Either way, Detroit could use the help on D-line and O-line, so I bet they take the best prospect.
3. TB-E. Berry S Tennessee: Safeties usually don't go this high, but Berry's a borderline top 2 prospect and there's not any elite DTs left to address the what the Bucs need the most help in (stopping the run). I could also see them trying to trade up to #1 to take Suh if St. Louis changes it's mind about not needing one of this year's top 2 QBs.
4. WAS-R. Okung OT Oklahoma State: Chiefs' worst nightmare; 'Skins continue to trust Jason Campbell and draft Okung out from under them. Shanahan knows the running game has to improve, and wants to prove he can be the one to turn Campbell into a star.
5. KC-A. Davis OT Rutgers: With his athleticism, I have a feeling Davis will have a great combine that could boost him into top 5 range. WIth Okung and Berry gone, the Chiefs settle for a guy who's versatile enough to play either tackle position (and piss Al Davis off at the same time).
6. SEA-S. Bradford QB Oklahoma: Maybe it's just me, but Bradford is just way better than Clausen. Clausen would've fit in the old west coast system, but with a regime change you've got to take the guy with the better arm and better pedigree (sorry Notre Dame fans!). If Bradford's healed up 100% by pro day it'll be hard to forget he's just one year removed from an otherworldly 50TD/8INT year in football's toughest conference.
7. CLE-J. Haden CB Florida: With no rush LBs worth the pick, the Browns take the BPA who also conveniently fills a need.
8. OAK-B. Campbell OT Maryland: Al Davis will see two or three eye-popping left tackles at the combine, and he'll take whichever one falls to him...even if it is a reach.
9. BUF-J. Clausen QB Notre Dame: The dropoff after Clausen is tremendous, and the Bills probably know by now that Trent Edwards isn't the QB that will carry them into playoff success (not saying that Clausen necessarily is...). O-line can be addressed later.
10. DEN-R. McClain ILB Alabama: It'll be hard to pass up any of the three blue chip OTs available, but Denver should address its biggest need here: an inside LB that can play the run.
11. JAC-D. Morgan DE Georgia Tech: Back to a successful 4-3, the Jags need a pass rusher. But I could see them trading this pick to get a late first and early second in order to draft Tim Tebow before someone else gets any wild ideas.
12. MIA-D. Bryant WR Oklahoma State: Rare for Parcells to take a WR this early, but there's not a NT worth it, and Bryant is sooooo much better than the WRs currently on the Phins' roster, he'd be hard to pass up.
13. SF-B. Bulaga OT Iowa: Though RT is a more glaring need, Bulaga's versatile and is clearly the BPA here. He probably shouldn't have slipped out of the top 10.
14. SEA-C. Brown OT USC: I bet Brown checks into the combine weighing above 290. His workout will be impressive enough for former coach Pete Carroll to reach a little and bring in some protection for Sam Bradford.
15. NYG-E. Thomas S Texas: The dropoff from Berry to Thomas is not as huge as most people think. Thomas is a sleeper and could be a great pro while filling a huge need for NY.
16. TEN-J. Pierre-Paul DE South Florida: The Titans probably would've been a playoff team with a slightly better pass rush. And while Pierre-Paul isn't necessarily ready to contribute right away, his potential is through the roof. With Derrick Morgan already gone, and no CBs worth picking this high, JPP is the pick.
17. SF-C. Spiller RB Clemson: The Glen Coffee experiment is over. Spiller's faster, a better receiver and the perfect compliment to Frank Gore. Additionally, he should bolster a return game that needs bolstering.
18. PIT-T. Williams OT Oklahoma: Safety may be the biggest need, but a team with trouble in pass protection can't let a top flight OT slip.
19. ATL-P. Robinson CB Florida State: A slight reach, but Robinson's the type that should have a huge workout and work his way into the first round.
20. HOU-T. Mays S USC: I don't like him, but somebody will, especially after his athleticism and freakish speed/strength is displayed at the combine. Theoretically he fills a need for Houston.
21. CIN-J. Gresham TE Oklahoma: When's the last time Cincy had a viable TE? With trouble in the passing game, and a shallow top-end WR class this year, Gresham is the best option.
22. NE-B. Graham OLB/DE Michigan: While Belichick rarely goes after rush LBs in the early rounds, this could be the exception. Graham is my darkhorse pick for best pass rusher in this draft class and he'll be a natural fit on the outside in New England's 3-4.
23. GB-D. Warren CB Michigan: There're no LTs available, so Green Bay addresses CB depth, where they're good still, but aging.
24. PHI-S. Kindle OLB Texas: Kindle's the best rush LB available and rush LBs drive the Eagles' D. Big O-linemen could also factor in.
25. BAL-K. Wilson CB/PR Boise State: Balmer's CB depth was exposed last year, thanks to injuries in the secondary. WR is another need, but Wilson's not a bad value here.
26. ARI-J. Hughes OLB TCU: The LTs went early, so Arizona addresses its other biggest need at rush LB.
27. DAL-M. Iupati OG Idaho: Just telling all the Cowboys fans what they want to hear ;)
29. NYJ-G. Tate WR Notre Dame: With sure-handedness not Braylon Edwards' specialty, the Jets proved last season they need someone to catch passes over the middle in traffic. That's Tate's M-O.
30. MIN-P. Cox WR/KR Oklahoma: Cox proved this year he's more than just a return man. The Vikings need a shutdown CB and he's the closest thing on the board. Though with Percy Harvin in town, I doubt he gets much special teams work.
31. IND-M. Pouncey C Florida: I've gone back and forth on this. WIth my favorite prospects (C. Brown, J. Gresham P. Cox, and B. Graham) off the board, Pouncey is the guy. He'd be Jeff Saturday's eventual replacement, and an immediate factor on the interior line, which is another area that the Colts could stand to upgrade.
32. NO-C. Dunlap DE Florida: If "Lazy Mario Williams" doesn't screw himself with a bad workout, most would consider him a steal here, and he fills a need for the Saints, who could use a pass rusher.
33. STL-D. Williams WR USC: Not enough weapons in STL last year, though O-line could be the priority.
34. DET-K. Calloway OT Iowa: Didn't go O-line in the first...have to here.
35. TB-B. Price DT UCLA: Good fit, great value, addresses the team's biggest need.
36. KC-A. Benn WR Illinois: Boom or bust type, sure, but best WR on the board for a team that needs 'em.
37. WAS-J. Oderick DE Penn State: Good combo DE who can play the run, where the 'Skins still need a little help.
38. CLE-J. Best RB California: Best can play scatback in Cleveland's committee, and maybe help in returns if the Browns trade Cribbs.
39. OAK-C. Jones S LSU: Taylor Mays with less hype. Jones may be equally talented and available about 20 picks later.
40. SEA-B. Spikes ILB Florida: Spikes is BPA, but this could be the pick Jacksonville targets in a trade-down for Tebow.
41. BUF-V. Ducasse OG UMASS: Bad senior bowl+potentially good combine=Ducasse back where he started two weeks ago...a likely second rounder.
42. TB-B. LaFell WR LSU: LaFell's the best WR available, but this could be another potential Jacksonville-Tebow trade partner.
43. MIA-T. Cody NT Alabama: Miami gets the NT they needed in round one. Cody's gigantic.
44. NE-J. Dwyer RB Georgia Tech: CBs a bigger need, but there aren't any good fits worth the pick.
45. DEN-C. Wooton DE Northwestern: Still bolstering run D that was suspect last year.
46. NYG-G. Hardy DE Mississippi: BPA, and Hardy adds pass rushing depth in case Osi is traded.
47. NE-R. Gronkowski TE Arizona: If healthy he'd be an immediate bonus on an offense that could use a playmaking TE.
48. CAR-D. Thomas WR Georgia Tech: A big receiving threat to help with the Panthers awful pass game.
49. SF-N. Allen S South Florida: Addressed offense in the first, upgrading the D-backfield in the second
50. KC-C. Thomas NT North Carolina: Maybe a reach, but he had good Senior Bowl and is the best pure NT available.
51. HOU-T. Gerhart RB Stanford: He won't be a star, but he won't be a fumbler either. May be a reach but the Texans have surprisingly few needs, and none more important here than a short yardage RB.
52. PIT-M. Johnson OG Alabama: Zone blocking specialist will fit right in, despite O-line first round pick.
53. NE-B. Ghee CB Wake Forest: Pats need help at CB and can't wait any longer.
54. CIN-M. Gilyard WR Cincinnati: 'Gals love local product and could use the help at WR more than any other area.
55. PHI-M. Burnett S Georgia Tech: Philly will need a safety and Burnett's the best available.
56. GB-J. Veldheer OT Hillsdale: The Packers must address left tackle, and something tells me Veldheer's stock will rise when scouts see him run the 40 at the combine in under 5 seconds.
58. ARI-S. Capers OT West Virginia: By combine time scouts will have forgotten about Capers bad Senior Bowl. His measurables jump off the paper and 'Zona needs a LT-of-the-future-type.
59. DAL-L. Asante S Nebraska: Dallas needs a safety who can cover. Asante's the best left.
60. SD-R. Matthews RB Fresno State: Lots of production; Matthews should help fill LT void, assuming he's gone.
61. NYJ-E. Griffin DE USC: NY needs a pass rusher with 3-4 experience and Griffin's a great value.
62. MIN-J. McKnight RB USC: If Chester Taylor skips town, McKnight can try to fulfill his lofty expectations in the pros, backing up Adrian Peterson.
63. IND-J. Arenas CB Alabama: Between Arenas and Darryl Washington, I'm going with Polian draft tendencies and saying he takes Arenas.
64. NO-A. Jones DT Syracuse: Love Jones, and he could help ailing Saints run D.
65. STL-T. Pike QB Cincinnati
66. DET-N. Bowman OLB Penn State.
67. TB-D. Washington MLB TCU
68. KC-D. Franks CB Oklahoma
69. OAK-T. Tebow QB Florida
70. PHI-K. Jackson CB Alabama
71. CLE-C. McCoy QB Texas
72. BUF-E. Norwood LB South Carolina
73. MIA-R. Jones S Georgia
74. JAC-D. McCourty CB Rutgers
75. CHI-J. Asomoah OG Illinois
76. NYG-R. Sapp OLB Clemson
77. TEN-A. Spievey CB Iowa
78. CAR-R. Saffold OG/OT Indiana
79. SF-L. Houston DT Texas
80. DEN-J. Shipley WR Texas
81. HOU-T. Lindley CB Kentucky
82. PIT-M. Rolle S Florida State (via Oxford)
83. ATL-T. Price WR Ohio
84. CIN-M. Neal DT Purdue
85. OAK-S. Lee LB Penn State
86. GB-D. Stuckey S Kansas
87. PHI-E. Olsen C Notre Dame
88. BAL-J. Cunningham LB Florida
89. ARI-D. Smith DT Louisiana Tech
90. DAL-J. Williams WR Tulane
91. SD-M. Wright S Florida
92. CLE-C. Black OT LSU
93. MIN-D. LeFevour QB Central Michigan
94. IND-A. Lane DE Murray State
95. NO-J. Fox OT Miami