First Round NFL Mock Draft, Picks 1-7

David RichardsonSenior Analyst IMarch 31, 2009

DALLAS - SEPTEMBER 15:  The NFL logo on the goal post during a game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Dallas Cowboys at Texas Stadium on September 15, 2008 in Irving, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Here is how I think the first seven picks of the NFL draft will go.

1, Detroit Lions: Matthew Stafford, QB, Georgia.

I think this pick is obvious. The Lions need a QB, and here's the best one in the draft.

2, St. Louis Rams: Jason Smith, OT, Baylor.

Another obvious one. The Rams are in desperate need of a good tackle to bolster the offensive line.

3, Kansas City Chiefs: Aaron Curry, LB, Wake Forest.

With QB Matt Cassel on their team, the Chiefs can now focus on defense, which was awful in Kansas City last year.

4, Seattle Seahawks: Eugene Monroe, OT, Virginia.

Seattle's O-Line also could definitely use help, and here's a great pick just waiting to be drafted.

5, Cleveland Browns: B.J. Raji, DT, Boston College

An impact player to beef up the D-Line is right here for the Browns.

6, Cincinnati Bengals: Michael Crabtree, WR, Texas Tech

Losing WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh is a injury that can't be healed by one person, but Crabtree would be a huge help in filling that hole.

7, Oakland Raiders: Jeremy Maclin, WR, Missouri

Al Davis singed free agent tackle Khalif Barnes and said he wouldn't draft a tackle in the first round, so WR is now one of the biggest needs in Oakland. Remember that much help is needed to "build a team around (JaMarcus) Russell."