There's definitely going to be some movement, the Combine shook up a lot of things. Any criticism will be well received, I'd prefer constructive but some of you don't roll that way. ; )
#1. St. Louis Rams: Sam Bradford, QB Oklahoma
Bradford is now the favorite after his weigh-in. He had questions about his durability, weighing in at a solid 236 pounds will alleviate those concerns. He is more of a fit for the St. Louis offense than Clausen, and has incredible accuracy. Not the greatest arm, but he can make all the throws.
#2. Detroit Lions: Russell Okung, LT Oklahoma State
I put this at 50-50. Ndamakong Suh is a very likely pick, but you guys have to protect Stafford. I haven't seen a reason why Okung isn't a #2 worthy talent, and I haven't seen a reason why Backus isn't a suitable talent for LG. This gets you two upgrades for the price of one and insures your long term success.
#3. Tampa Bay Buccanneers: Ndamakong Suh, DT Nebraska
This is a no brainer. Suh would make their defense exponentially better, and in a division like the South, you have to be able to collpase the pocket and stop the run. McCoy was considered, but Suh's strength against the run overpowered him. :D
#4. Washington Redskins: Jimmy Clausen, QB Notre Dame
Mike Shanahan will want his guy, and there isn't a LT available worthy of the pick. Clausen reminds me a little of Cutler, attitude-wise. Clausen is the superior prospect to Bradford, but because of schematic differences between St. Louis and what Clausen best fits, he falls here.
#5. Kansas City Chiefs: Eric Berry, FS Tennessee
Berry profiles as another Ed Reed, he's a ball hawk, a good athlete, and can change a game. Scott Pioli showed last season he isn't afraid to break the mold when drafting, and Berry would definitely break the mold. Rolando Mclain was also considered, the Chiefs need linebacker help, and Pioli made a perceived reach a few years back by taking Jerod Mayo tenth overall.
#6. Seattle Seahawks: Gerald McCoy, DT Oklahoma
The Seahawks need to get more of a pass rush. Mebane is solid on the interior, but the ends are old, and would be helped by more push. McCoy would be a disruptive presence that would make the whole defense better. Bruce Campbell was considered here, but the 'Hawks passed on Eugene Monroe last season, another injury susceptible tackle.
#7. Cleveland Browns: Rolando Mclain, ILB Alabama
Haden was considered here, because I don't think that 4.5 40 was illustrative of his real game speed, but I can't ignore that. Mclain is a phenomenal talent, and he played a 3-4 in college so there is less of an adjustment. Him and D-Qwell Jackson would be beastly.
#8. Oakland Raiders: Bruce Campbell, LT Maryland
This is pretty much a no brainer. Contrary to popular belief, Al Davis drafts athletes, not skill position players with speed. Campbell is an athlete, and actually the right pick at this juncture.
I got to be honest, I'm not a fan of any of the tackles available. Davis is lazy, but a heck of an athletic talent. Big, strong, fast, on tape at any rate. Bulaga has short arms, but does have great strength and technique. Williams had a heck of a workout, but very poor tape. And Brown has questions about his run blocking ability. Buffalo could seriously look to trade down with someone who wants Haden, Morgan, or JPP.
#10. Jacksonville Jaguars: Derrick Morgan, DE Georgia Tech
JPP needed to absolutely blow up the workouts to be considered here, and while he did have an excellent 40, I wasn't impressed by his bench press. Morgan is the better player, period. The Jags need a pass rush and this is too high for Tebow. I think Jacksonville could trade back. There will be a bunch of teams looking for either Haden, Morgan, Mclain, or JPP. They could pick up some more picks, within Tebow's range.
#11. Denver Broncos: Dez Bryant, WR Oklahoma State
Denver will soon be rid of Marshall, then they can take a more pressing need with those picks. For now, we turn to replacing Marshall. Bryant is a top receiver, and he is going to be very good. He compares to Andre Johnson.
#12. Miami Dolphins: Dan Williams, NT Tennessee
Miami needs a new NT, and the Miami coaching staff can give Williams the motivation he needs to succeed. Williams wasn't very good until pushed this season, which is why I like Cody more, but Williams doesn't have the same weight concerns.
#13. San Francisco 49ers: Joe Haden, CB Florida
This is as far as Haden will fall. The Niners need secondary help, and could trade up to get Haden. An OT will be available later.
#14. Seattle Seahawks: Bryan Bulaga, LT Iowa
C.J. Spiller was seriously considered, but the RB class in the second round far outweighs anyone who will be available at OT. Locklear is inconsistent, and Jones will likely retire.
#15. New York Giants: Jason Piere-Paul, DE USF
The Giants need more of a pass rush, that has been missing for their team. JPP is too much of a talent to pass up here, which is why Earl Thomas isn't the pick.
#16. Tennessee Titans: Brian Price, DT UCLA
While Tennessee do have some bodies at DT, Jones would be better suited at DE due to his pass rushing moves and the lack of bodies there. Price would make that a possibility, and he would be the disruptive force on the interior they've been missing since Haynesworth left.
#17. San Francisco 49ers: Trent Williams, OT Oklahoma
After his phenomenal combine, Williams could go even higher. We already knew he could play RT, but now we know he has flexibility. A great pick for the Niners here.
#18. Pittsburgh Steelers: Earl Thomas, FS/CB Texas
With the re-signing of Hampton, Cody is ruled out here. With the likely departure of Clark, Thomas becomes the favorite, unless he is already selected. I think Pittsburgh could trade up for Mclain if he gets to Jacksonville, because he won't make it past Denver, Miami, or New York. Probably not even San Francisco. I don't think this is Iupati because the FO seems content with their offensive line. Thomas would provide flexibility in the secondary, he can play FS or corner.
#19. Atlanta Falcons: Brandon Graham, DE Michigan
A pass rush makes the secondary stronger, and Anderson is a bust. Graham will be a very good LE, he gets solid push, and won't be bothered by the range of LT's.
#20. Houston Texans: Terence Cody, NT Alabama
The last draft I had Cody going twice, however he lost weight so now there's only enough of him for one team. Cody would make Okoye better, and improve an already excellent run defense. There isn't really a corner or DB worth the pick here, Houston could try and trade up for Earl Thomas, or trade back and pick up Ghee, Wilson, Warren, or McCourty.
#21. Cincinnati Bengals: Arrelious Benn, WR Illinois
With Benn's excellent workouts, Cincinnati will take a chance on his character here. They like big receivers who can get open down the field like Ochocinco and Henry, Benn fits the bill.
#22. New England Patriots: Jerry Hughes, DE/OLB TCU
Hughes tore up the linebacker drills despite playing DE in college, you have to think Belichick was watching. New Englands pass rush was completely ineffective last season. Hughes would remedy that. C.J. Spiller is an option, but BB just doesn't value RB that highly. And this is a deep class.
#23. Green Bay Packers: Charles Brown, LT USC.
Unless another team takes Brown first (read Seattle), he'll be in the green and yellow. He is a perfect fit for their scheme, and weighing in at above 300 pounds really boosted his stock.
#24. Philadelphia Eagles: Taylor Mays, SS USC
Mays is an athletic freak with a great work ethic, at the moment I can't remember the Eagles defensive coordinators name, but he is salivating over using this kid.
#25. Baltimore Ravens: Damian Williams, WR USC
Three straight USC picks, I think Golden Tate or Jermaine Gresham is likely, but you guys still have Todd Heap and L.J. Smith behind him, and I really like Williams. He is a polished route runner with great hands, the production wasn't there this year, but neither was an experienced QB.
#26. Arizona Cardinals: Jermaine Gresham, TE Oklahoma
Arizona has multiple options here. CB, they need more help in the secondary. Ghee, Wilson, and even McCourty are possibilities here. LB, they need help at rush linebacker and Dansby might be gone. LT, they need to protect Leinart. But you know what will help Leinart out a lot? A reliable TE. Nothing makes a young QB happier than a big target they can zip it to over the middle. CB is very deep, there will be excellent prospects available later, as is rush linebacker. LT is a little harder, but there will be options like Veldheer or Capers.
#27. Dallas Cowboys: Mike Iupati, OG Idaho
The Cowboys are always very hard to mock for, because every fan has a different opinion. However the consensus appears to be Iupati would make most people happy. He's very large, and they like 'em big in Texas,
#28. San Diego Chargers: C.J. Spiller, RB Clemson
Spiller would add an electrifying aspect to the Charger ground game. Matthews was considered, given he profiles as a #1. But Spiller is too much of a talent to pass up.
#29. New York Jets: Jared Odrick, DE Penn State.
Odrick would bring in some much needed youth at 3-4 DE, and he gets great push. New York may not have to rush more than four with Odrick in the fold.
#30. Minnesota Vikings: Brandon Ghee, CB Wake Forrest.
CB is the top need for this team with the injuries to the starters. Ghee is big--6 foot 192 pounds--fast--4.37 40 time-- and a great cover corner. He will go early second to late first.
#31. Indianapolis Colts: Maurkice Pouncey, OG/C Florida.
Someone made a great point recently, Bill Polian has drafted offense in seven of the past ten first rounds. He just doesn't value defense that much. With that in mind, Pouncey is the pick.
#32. New Orleans Saints: Sean Weatherspoon, OLB Mizzou.
The Saints are getting an absolute steal here. Weatherspoon will be a great linebacker, and a vocal leader when Sharper leaves.
#33. St. Louis Rams: Golden Tate, WR Notre Dame.
A weapon for Bradford, the Rams need to score, and there isn't a DT worthy of the pick. They could try to trade up for Odrick, or Price if he falls that far.
#34. Detroit Lions: Devin McCourty, CB Rutgers
McCourty's stock has been on the rise. He ran a 4.34 at the combine and had a great Senior Bowl, under the Lions staff. They got a very good look at him, and if they liked what they saw, he should be the pick here. A DT like Atkins or Houston is also a possibility.
#35. Tampa Bay Buccanneers: Everson Griffen, DE USC
Tampa Bay needs to replace Adams, they also need targets for Freeman. But defense wins championships, and Griffen is excellent value here.
#36. Kansas City Chiefs: Sergio Kindle, DE/OLB Texas
KC needs a pass rush. Vrabel is old, and while they improved from last years ten sacks, it would be pretty hard to get worse.
#37. Washington Redskins: Roger Saffold, OT Indiana
The Redskins need to completely revamp their O-line, it starts here.
#38. Cleveland Browns: Kyle Wilson, CB Boise State
Cleveland has the makings of a solid defense believe it or not. They can get to the QB, they have a solid corner in Eric Wright, they can stop the run with Rogers and Williams and Rubin. Wilson would be a solid option across from Wright.
#39. Oakland Raiders: Carlos Dunlap, DE Florida
This is a HUGE steal. Dunlap falls because of laziness issues, but he has the talent to be a player of Julius Peppers ilk.
#40. Seattle Seahawks: Jahvid Best, RB Cal
Seattle has to address the running back position. Forsett is pretty good, but Jones is lethargic, as is the ground game as a whole. Carroll has seen a lot of Best, so he will know whether or not he can survive a season.
#41. Buffalo Bills: Cam Thomas, NT UNC
If the Bills are switching to a 3-4, they need a NT. Thomas is moving up the draft boards.
#42. Tampa Bay Buccanneers: Brandon LaFell, WR LSU
Freeman needs another target to continue his growth.
#43. Miami Dolphins: Brandon Spikes, ILB Florida
#44. New England Patriots: Ryan Matthews, RB Fresno State
Matthews would provide a competent threat out of the backfield, rushing and receiving.
#45. Denver Broncos: Corey Wooton, DE
Denver needs a 3-4 DE, if Cameron Heyward had come out he would have been the pick at #11.
#46. New York Giants: Nate Allen, S USF
Allen is a very underrated prospect, and the G-men need safety help.
#47. Carolina Panthers: Mardy Gilyard, WR Cincinnati
Carolina needs a receiver across from Smith, and an explosive kick returner. Gilyard fills all of those requirements, except he's not faster than Smith. Oh well, can't win em all.
#48. New England Patriots: Dexter McCluster, ATH Ole Miss
McCluster would be another receiving threat, or just a threat in general. The defense still needs work, but this is too much value.
#49. San Francisco 49ers: Vladimir Ducasse, OG Umass.
An upgrade for David Baas
#50. Kansas City Chiefs: Mitch Petrus, OG Arkansas
The Chiefs need help on the O-line, maybe not at LT, but help is definitely needed. Petrus is incredibly strong, I think he set the record for bench pressing.
#51. Houston Texans: Morgan Burnett, FS Georgia Tech
The Texans need help in the secondary to beat Manning and win the division. They have a good offense, an excellent run defense, they just need to toughen up vs the pass and they will be tough to beat.
#52. Pittsburgh Steelers: Kareem Jackson, CB Alabama
Pittsburgh needs corner help. Ike Taylor is good, but his backups, not so much.
#53. New England Patriots: Mike Johnson, OG Alabama
Mike Neal needs to be upgraded, and Mike Johnson is a good zone blocking guard.
#54. Cincinatti Bengals: Aaron Hernandez, TE Florida
Another pass catching threat for Palmer.
#55. Philadelphia Eagles: Austen Lane, DE Murray State
Philly needs help at DE across from Cole.
#56. Green Bay Packers: Javier Arenas, CB Alabama
Arenas fills two needs, returner and corner. Excellent value down here.
#57. Baltimore Ravens: Carlton Mitchell, WR USF
Has great measurables, and Baltimore needs more than one receiver.
#58. Arizona Cardinals: Ricky Sapp, DE/OLB Clemson
#59. Dallas Cowboys: Llamar Houston, DE/DT Texas
Depth on the D-line.
#60. San Diego Chargers: Alex Carrington, DE/DT Arkansas State
They need help on the D-line as well, they have been soft against the run for years.
#61. New York Jets: Jason Worilds, DE/OLB Virginia Tech
New York needs work on the pass rushing side of things. They'll have to go through Manning at some point if they want to get to the Super Bowl.
#62. Minnesota Vikings: Navorro Bowman, OLB PSU
Minnesota needs LB help, and they can wait on a RB, given that there is so much talent available in FA and the draft.
#63. Indianapolis Colts: Geno Atkins, DT Georgia
Indy needs help on the inside, Atkins is a perfect fit.
#64. New Orleans Saints: Willie Young, DE NC State
Charles Grant needs to be upgraded.