NFL Mock Draft 1.0: Picks 1-10

Sam TastadCorrespondent IIIMarch 1, 2009

The NFL combine is over, and now teams have a better idea of what players to draft in the upcoming NFL draft. Through the NFL draft, teams will look to address key positions, and draft what they think will be stars in the NFL. Here is my first NFL mock draft.


No. 1- Detroit Lions: Matthew Stafford, QB

The Lions, I assume will draft a quarterback and take the direction that the Atlanta Falcons took last season in the draft. The Lions recently trade Jon Kitna, and need to find a quarterback for the future. The Lions could also draft an offensive lineman, but more importantly, need a quarterback.


No. 2- St. Louis Rams: Jason Smith, OT

He is the top offensive lineman right now, and the Rams need to find an offensive line that can protect Marc Bulger and help Steven Jackson find running room.


No.3- Kansas City Chiefs: Aaron Curry, ILB

The Chiefs probably would have drafted Mark Sanchez, but now with Matt Cassel, they will look to make their defense stronger.


No.4- Seattle Seahawks: Michael Crabtree, WR

Crabtree leaves some doubts about if foot will be totally fine, but I think the Seahawks won't want to pass up a receiver with excellent potential.


No.5- Cleveland Browns: Brian Orakpo, DE

The Browns could decide between an offensive lineman and defensive lineman, and they will decide to pick a defensive lineman. Orakpo is versatile, and athletic, and can get to the quarterback.


No.6- Cincinnati Bengals: Eugene Monroe, OT

The Bengals need an offensive lineman, and should select Monroe to help strengthen their offensive line.


No.7- Oakland Raiders: B.J. Raji, NT

The Raiders would love to have Crabtree or Orakpo fall into their laps, but they don't let Raji slip, since Crabtree and Orakpo are off the board.


No.8- Jacksonville Jaguars: Vontae Davis, CB

Davis is the best cornerback in the draft, and the Jaguars need to fill a hole at the cornerback position.


No.9- Green Bay Packers: Everette Brown, DE

With Aaron Kampman moving to outside linebacker in the new 3-4 scheme, the Packers need to draft a versatile, and athletic defensive end to fill his vacancy. Also, with B.J. Raji gone, they can focus on building up their defensive line.


No.10- San Fransisco 49ers: Andre Smith-OT

Smith's stock has fallen recently with the decision to not to run at the combine, but he  still has the tools to be a good offensive tackle in the NFL.

Here are my first 10 picks of the draft. Don't don't miss a look the rest of my mock draft in the next week.