First 7 rounder of the year. I will be doing another after Free Agency (hopefully) and all workouts are finished, and compensatory picks are awarded. I included explanations for 1st round only.
1. Carolina, Nick Fairley, DT, Auburn
With a young QB and good running game this team needs to fix its defense.
2. Denver, Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU
Bailey is done in Denver so they need a replacement, Peterson is best CB prospect since Bailey.
3. Buffalo, Robert Quinn, DE, North Carolina
Will move to OLB in the Bills 3-4 to help a poor pass rush.
4. Cincinnati, Da’ Quan Bowers, DE, Clemson
Cincinnati’s biggest need is DE and the best one falls to them.
5. Arizona, Blaine Gabbert, QB, Missouri
It’s a reach but when you have WR’s like Arizona does you must get them the ball.
6. Cleveland, A.J. Green, WR, Georgia
Gives them someone who might actually scare defenses a little.
7. San Francisco, Marcell Dareus, DT, Alabama
Will move to DE in their 3-4.
8. Tennessee, Cam Newton, QB, Auburn
A reach but he will sit a year behind Collins and then start in 2012.
9. Dallas, Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska
Newman is getting old and Jenkins regressed so Dallas takes 2nd best CB in draft.
10. Washington, Julio Jones, WR, Alabama
No QB worth taking so they grab a weapon for whoever does play QB
11. Houston, Von Miller, OLB, Texas A&M
They need to put pressure on the QB and Miller is very good at.
12. Minnesota, Brandon Harris, CB, Miami
Not a huge need but no need players worth picking, Harris will start from day 1.
13. Detroit, Derek Sherrod, OT, Mississippi St.
They must keep Stafford healthy and Sherrod will protect his blind side.
14. St. Louis, Stephen Paea, DT, Oregon St.
This year the defense gets first pick.
15. Miami, Mark Ingram, RB, Alabama
Both RB’s are FA’s and Ingram replaces one or both of them.
16. Jacksonville, Cameron Jordon, DE California
Big DE to fill one of teams bigger needs.
17. New England, Ryan Kerrigan, DE, Purdue
The rich get richer as New England grabs a solid pass rusher.
18. San Diego, Aldon Smith, OLB, Missouri
Pass rush has been lacking since Merriman, Smith helps fix that.
19. N.Y. Giants, Nate Solder, OT, Colorado
Athletic tackle for aging line.
20. Tampa Bay, Cameron Heyward, DE, Ohio St.
They need a DE and overdraft Heyward because of the rush on DE’s.
21. Kansas City, Akeem Ayers, OLB, UCLA
Along with Hali gives them a feared pass rush.
22. Indianapolis, Tyron Smith, OT, USC
Team must try to extend Manning’s career.
23. Philadelphia, Aaron Williams, CB, Texas
All their CB’s have injury issues so depth never hurts.
24. New Orleans, Adrian Clayborn, DE, Iowa
With his size he can play inside or outside for them.
25. Seattle, Anthony Castonzo, OT, Boston College
Team needs to better protect whoever plays QB next.
26. Baltimore, Torrey Smith, WR, Maryland
Young QB with old WR’s. Adding Smith helps that.
27. Atlanta, Jon Baldwin, WR, Pittsburgh
Big WR to pull double teams away from White.
28. New England, Mike Pouncey, G, Florida
Bit of a reach but if Mankins leaves Guard is a huge hole.
29. Chicago, Corey Liuget, DT, Illinois
Bears rely heavily on defense keeping games close so they must address a weakness on that defense.
30. N.Y. Jets, J.J. Watt, DE, Wisconsin
Should be a solid DE for a number of years.
31. Pittsburgh, Jimmy Smith, CB, Colorado
If they don’t get to the QB its to easy to pass on this team.
32. Green Bay, Justin Houston, OLB, Georgia
Matthews needs someone on the other side to help rush the passer.
33. New England, Gabe Carimi, OT, Wisconsin
34. Buffalo, Jake Locker, QB, Washington
35. Cincinnati, Mikel LeShoure, RB, Illinois
36. Denver, Drake Nevis, DT, LSU
37. Cleveland, Allen Bailey, DE, Miami
38. Arizona, Jabaal Sheard, DE, Pittsburgh
39. Tennessee, Martez Wilson, ILB, Illinois
40. Dallas, DeMarcus Love, OT, Arkansas
41. Washington, Ryan Mallett, QB, Arkansas
42. Houston, Phil Taylor, DT, Baylor
43. Minnesota, Quinton Carter, S, Oklahoma
44. Detroit, Stefen Wisniewski, C, Penn St.
45. San Francisco, Muhammad Wilkerson, DE Temple
46. Denver, DeAndre McDaniel, S, Clemson
47. St. Louis, Rodney Hudson, G, Florida St.
48. Oakland, Davon House, CB, New Mexico St.
49. Jacksonville, Rahim Moore, S, UCLA
50. San Diego, Christian Ballard, DE, Iowa
51. Tampa Bay, Jason Pinkston, OT, Pittsburgh
52. N.Y. Giants, Ryan Williams, RB, Virginia Tech
53. Indianapolis, Jurrell Casey, DT, USC
54. Philadelphia, Danny Watkins, OT, Baylor
55. Kansas City, Jerrel Jernigan, WR, Troy
56. New Orleans, Greg Jones, ILB, Michigan St.
57. Seattle, Johnny Patrick, CB, Louisville
58. Baltimore, Marvin Austin, DE, North Carolina
59. Atlanta, Ahmad Black, S, Florida
60. New England, Randall Cobb, WR, Kentucky
61. San Diego, Marcus Cannon, OT, TCU
62. Chicago, Orlando Franklin, G, Miami
63. Pittsburgh, Kenrick Ellis, DT, Hampton
64. Green Bay, Jarvis Jenkins, DE, Clemson
65. Carolina, Kyle Rudolph, TE, Notre Dame
66. Cincinnati, Leonard Hankerson, WR, Miami
67. Denver, Joseph Barksdale, OT, LSU
68. Buffalo, Sione Fue, DE, Stanford
69. Arizona, Marcus Gilbert, OT, Florida
70. Cleveland, Brandon Burton, CB, Utah
71. Dallas, Benjamin Ijalana, G, Villanova
72. New Orleans, Dontay Moch, OLB, Nevada
73. Houston, Jaiquawn Jarrett, S, Temple
74. New England, Pernell McPhee, DE, Mississippi St.
75. Detroit, Curtis Brown, CB, Texas
76. San Francisco, Christian Ponder, QB, Florida St.
77. Tennessee, Stephen Schilling, G, Michigan
78. St. Louis, Tandon Doss, WR, Indiana
79. Miami, Pat Devlin, QB, Delaware
80. Jacksonville, Ras-I Dowling, CB, Virginia
81. Oakland, James Carpenter, OT, Alabama
82. San Diego, Quan Sturdivant, ILB, North Carolina
83. N.Y. Giants, Kristofer O’Dowd, C, USC
84. Tampa Bay, Colin McCarthy, ILB, Miami
85. Philadelphia, Will Rackley, G, Lehigh
86. Kansas City, Jerrell Powe, DT, Ole Miss.
87. Indianapolis, Chris Hairston, OT, Clemson
88. New Orleans, Bruce Carter, OLB, North Carolina
89. San Diego, Ronald Johnson, WR, USC
90. Baltimore, Chimdi Chekwa, CB, Ohio St.
91. Atlanta, D.J. Williams, TE, Arkansas
92. New England, Jordan Todman, RB, Connecticut
93. Chicago, Titus Young, WR, Boise St.
94. N.Y. Jets, Jeremy Beal, OLB, Oklahoma
95. Pittsburgh, John Moffitt, G, Wisconsin
96. Green Bay, Terrence Toliver, WR, LSU
97. Carolina, Colin Kaepernick, QB, Nevada
98. Seattle, Tyler Sash, S, Iowa
99. Buffalo, Ian Williams, DT, Notre Dame
100. Cincinnati, Kelvin Sheppard, ILB, LSU
101. Cleveland, Derek Newton, OT, Arkansas St.
102. Arizona, Clint Boling, G, Georgia
103. Philadelphia, Mark Herzlich, OLB, Boston College
104. Houston, Chris Rucker, CB, Michigan St.
105. Minnesota, Andy Dalton, QB, TCU
106. Detroit, K.J. Wright, OLB, Mississippi St.
107. San Francisco, Korey Lindsey, CB, Southern Illinois
108. Tennessee, Lee Ziemba, G, Auburn
109. Dallas, Jerrard Tarrant, S, Georgia Tech
110. Miami, Luke Stocker, TE, Tennessee
111. St. Louis, Mason Foster, OLB, Washington
112. Oakland, Tim Barnes, C, Missouri
113. Jacksonville, Niles Paul, WR, Nebraska
114. San Francisco, DeMarco Murray, RB, Oklahoma
115. Tampa Bay, Sam Acho, DE, Texas
116. N.Y. Giants, Robert Sands, S, West Virginia
117. Kansas City, Thomas Keiser, OLB, Stanford
118. Indianapolis, Austin Pettis, WR, Boise St.
119. Philadelphia, Jeron Johnson, S, Boise St.
120. Jacksonville, Brooks Reed, OLB, Arizona
121. Buffalo, James Brewer, OT, Indiana
122. Baltimore, Nate Irving, ILB, North Carolina St.
123. Atlanta, Greg Little, WR, North Carolina
124. New England, Lawrence Wilson, OLB, Connecticut
125. N.Y. Jets, Shareece Wright, CB, USC
126. Chicago, Jake Kirkpatrick, C, TCU
127. Pittsburgh, Casey Matthews, ILB, Oregon
128. Green Bay, Zack Hurd, G, Connecticut
129. Carolina, Dwayne Harris, WR, East Carolina
130. Buffalo, Lance Kendricks, TE, Wisconsin
131. Cincinnati, Greg McElroy, QB, Alabama
132. Tampa Bay, Pierre Allen, DE, Nebraska
133. Arizona, Lawrence Guy, DT, Arizona St.
134. Cleveland, Deunta Williams, S, North Carolina
135. Houston, Greg Romeus, DE, Pittsburgh
136. Minnesota, Chris White, ILB, Mississippi St.
137. Detroit, Daniel Thomas, RB, Kansas St.
138. San Francisco, Vincent Brown, WR, San Diego St.
139. Tennessee, Cliff Matthews, OLB, South Carolina
140. Dallas, Martin Parker, DE, Richmond
141. Washington, Chris Conte, S, California
142. St. Louis, Brandon Fusco, C, Slippery Rock
143. Miami, Joe Lefeged, S, Rutgers
144. Jacksonville, Tyrod Taylor, QB, Virginia Tech
145. Oakland, Mike McNeill, TE, Nebraska
146. Philadelphia, Jermale Hines, S, Ohio St.
147. Minnesota, Derek Hall, OT, Stanford
148. Tampa Bay, Bryant Browning, G, Ohio St.
149. Indianapolis, Ricky Elmore, OLB, Arizona
150. Philadelphia, Cecil Shorts III, WR, Mount Union
151. Kansas City, Delone Carter, RB, Syracuse
152. Washington, Eugene Clifford, S, Tennessee St.
153. Seattle, Brandon Hogan, CB, West Virginia
154. Baltimore, Ricky Stanzi, QB, Iowa
155. Atlanta, Ross Homan, OLB, Ohio St.
156. New England, Markus White, DE, Florida St.
157. Chicago, Willie Smith, OT, East Carolina
158. N.Y. Jets, Chris Carter, OLB, Fresno St.
159. Pittsburgh, Curtis Marsh, CB, Utah St.
160. Green Bay, Shane Vereen, RB, California
161. Carolina, Rashad Carmichael, CB, Virginia Tech
162. Cincinnati, Will Hill, S, Florida
163. Cleveland, Doug Hogue, OLB, Syracuse
164. Buffalo, Jordan White, WR, Eastern Michigan
165. Cleveland, David Arkin, G, Missouri St.
166. Arizona, D.J. Young, OT, Michigan St.
167. Minnesota, Ugo Chinasa, DE, Oklahoma St.
168. Seattle, Greg Salas, WR, Hawaii
169. San Francisco, Ryan Whalen, WR, Stanford
170. Tennessee, Terrell McClain, DT, South Florida
171. Dallas, David Carter, DE, UCLA
172. Washington, Jalil Brown, CB, Colorado
173. Houston, Chas Henry, P, Florida
174. Miami, Darvin Adams, WR, Auburn
175. St. Louis, Jamie Harper, RB, Clemson
176. Oakland, Andre Smith, TE, Virginia Tech
177. Jacksonville, Jason Kelce, C, Cincinnati
178. San Diego, Shiloh Keo, S, Idaho
179. Detroit, Wayne Daniels, OLB, TCU
180. N.Y. Giants, Scott Tolzien, QB, Wisconsin
181. Philadelphia, Jacquizz Rodgers, RB, Oregon St.
182. Kansas City, Mike Person, OT, Montana St.
183. Indianapolis, Roy Helu, RB, Nebraska
184. Denver, Rob Housler, TE, Florida Atlantic
185. San Francisco, Brian Rolle, OLB, Ohio St.
186. Baltimore, Justin Boren, G, Ohio St.
187. Atlanta, Kendall Hunter, RB, Oklahoma St.
188. New England, Nathan Enderle, QB, Idaho
189. N.Y. Jets, Jeremy Kerley, WR, TCU
190. Chicago, Ricky Brewer, OLB, Colorado St.
191. Pittsburgh, Ryan Donahue, P, Iowa
192. Green Bay, Rob McGill, OT, Louisiana, Tech
193. Green Bay, Owen Marecic, FB, Stanford
194. Denver, Bilal Powell, RB, Louisville
195. Buffalo, Kendrick Burney, CB, North Carolina
196. Cincinnati, Ricky Henry, G, Nebraska
197. N.Y. Jets, Alex Henery, K, Nebraska
198. Seattle, Jerrod Johnson, QB, Texas A&M
199. San Francisco, Curt Porter, OT, Jacksonville St.
200. San Francisco, Cedric Thornton, DE, Southern Arkansas
201. Tennessee, Adrian Moten, OLB, Maryland
202. Dallas, Supplemental Draft
203. Washington, Anthony Gray, DT, Southern Mississippi
204. Houston, Colby Whitlock, DE, Texas Tech
205. Minnesota, John Graves, DT, Virginia Tech
206. St. Louis, Chykie Brown, CB, Texas
207. Miami, Julian Vandervelde, G, Iowa
208. Miami, Marcus Gilchrist, CB, Clemson
209. Oakland, Denarius Moore, WR, Tennessee
210. Dallas, DeAndre Brown, WR, Southern Mississippi
211. N.Y. Giants, J.T. Thomas, OLB, West Virginia
212. Tampa Bay, Keith Williams, G, Nebraska
213. Kansas City, Steven Ridley, RB, LSU
214. Indianapolis, Mitch Mustain, QB, USC
215. Baltimore, Noel Devine, RB, West Virginia
216. New Orleans, Taiwan Jones, RB, Eastern Washington
217. Seattle, Kevin Kowalski, C, Toledo
218. Baltimore, Stanley Havili, FB, USC
219. Atlanta, Mario Butler, CB, Georgia Tech
220. Atlanta, Ryan Winterswyk, DE, Boise St.
221. Chicago, Supplemental Draft
222. Detroit, Nate Williams, S, Washington
223. Pittsburgh, Eric Hagg, S, Nebraska
224. Green Bay, Mike Mohamed, ILB California