1. St. Louis Rams — Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska
The Rams have an up and coming defense, so Suh makes a lot of sense. The only thing I see wrong with the move is perhaps over investing on one side of the ball.
2. Detroit Lions —Derrick Morgan, DE, Georgia Tech
Morgan is a better pick here because he is a more dominate lineman than Oklahoma DT Gerald McCoy. Even after losing fellow DE Michael Johnson last year, he still put up great numbers.
3. Tampa Bay Bucs —Gerald McCoy, DT, Oklahoma
McCoy is a high motor guy, but is only as good as the players around him. It is one of the two high-level DT picks the Bucs need to make.
4. Washington Redskins —Eric Berry, S, Tennessee
Berry will help the Redskins finally recover from the loss of Sean Taylor. He fits the mold and has great numbers. However will he become another over-hyped safety like WIll Allen, Michael Huff, or LaRon Landry?
5. Kansas City Chiefs — Anthony Davis, OT, Rutgers
The Chiefs have so many problems but they do have a good young QB, blazing RB and a stud receiver. A big mean O-lineman will make them all better.
6. Cleveland Browns — Russell Okung, OT, Oklahoma State
The D-line is deeper then what people think. Many of their top defenders were out for most of 2009. Picking Okung will give the Browns the best young tackle tandem for the next decade and will help a budding offense.
7. Seattle Seahawks —Sam Bradford, QB, Oklahoma
With the firing of Jim Mora, the team now looks to rebuilding itself for the future. The Seahawks struggled because of QB Matt Hasselbeck’s inability to stay healthy, so it’s time to get a replacement.
8. Oakland Raiders —Joe Haden, CB, Florida
Al Davis is crazy, but that doesn’t factor into this — I just wanted to write that. This is a sound move and should make for a defensive building draft.
9. Buffalo Bills — Trent Williams, OT, Oklahoma
Williams could be the start of a revamped Buffalo offense if management brings in good young talent and rebuilds that team from the core players. Most of their draft should focus on linemen for the offense and defense.
10. Denver Broncos (From Chicago) —Rolando McClain, LB, Alabama
McClain’s excellent blitzing skills, ability to get off blocks and leadership are simply too good is to pass.
11. Jacksonville Jaguars —Sergio Kindle, DE/OLB, Texas
Jacksonville's struggles on defense have been a big reason as to why they have lost so many games. Kindle’s versatility will fill a need at linebacker and give them a much needed pass rush.
12. Miami Dolphins —Jermaine Gresham, TE, Oklahoma
This pick is one of the hardest because Miami has more needs for upgrades than holes. Their receiving core is solid and very young. A player at TE is a great way to unlock the offense’s potential.
13. San Francisco 49ers —Dez Bryant, WR, Oklahoma State
His numbers are eye-popping and if it was not for a NCAA violation, he would have been a top five pick. With Bryant, the 49ers could become one of the most feared offenses in the league.
14. Seattle Seahawks (From Denver) —C.J. Spiller, RB, Clemson
Game-breaking speed makes Spiller another key piece that the Seahawks need.
15. New York Giants — Earl Thomas, S, Texas
Kenny Phillips’ knee injury showed the Giants how badly they need to add talent to that position. They could pick USC S Taylor Mays, but need more of a cover guy than a hitter.
16. Tennessee Titans —Everson Griffen, DE, Southern California
Because the Titans might lose both of its starting defensive ends, drafting Griffen is a smart pick. If he develops a little better technique, he will be unblockable.
17. San Francisco 49ers (From Carolina) —Bruce Campbell, OT, Maryland
QB Alex Smith was just beat down at times and the offensive line looks terrible. Campbell is a very needed player.
18. Pittsburgh Steelers —Donovan Warren, CB, Michigan
Their CB plays have been dreadful, and when S Troy Polamalu went down, the Steelers lost their eraser. Warren’s athleticism and ball skills make him a must-have pick for the Steelers.
19. Atlanta Falcons —Greg Hardy, DE, Old Miss
The Falcons have failed to draft any kind of pass rush this year. When Hardy is healthy and focused, he is a nightmare, but he needs to stop taking plays off.
20. Houston Texans —Golden Tate, WR, Notre Dame
A solid number two receiver to help make things easier for Andre Johnson, giving the Texans much needed depth
21. Cincinnati Bengals— Brandon LaFell, WR, LSU
LaFell is a great route runner and has excellent hands and will be the upgrade the Bengals need at receiver.
22. Baltimore Ravens —Brandon Spikes, LB, Florida
Slips a little bit, but is still one of the best players in the draft. His big body, awareness and ferocity are what the Ravens look for in its players.
23. Arizona Cardinals —Jerry Hughes, DE/OLB, Texas Christian
Hughes will prove to be a more consistent pass rush for the Cardinals defense.
24. New York Jets —Terrence Cody, DT, Alabama
Kris Jenkins has had another knee surgery and is in his thirties. Making the draft of Cody is a great move, but he is going to have to show he can do more things than just being big. He must develop a pass rush.
25. Philadelphia Eagles— Taylor Mays, S, Southern California
Mays will help become that hammer that the Eagles lost after Brian Dawkins left. He might have problems in coverage, but he will be coached up.
26. Minnesota Vikings. —Patrick Roberson, CB, Florida State
Minnesota’s weakness and lack of depth at corner plagued them all season long. Roberson is going to be the first player of the Vikings “two day” rebuilding on their defense.
27. Dallas Cowboys — Carlos Dunlap, DE, Florida
Dunlap is good player. He can stop the run and rush the passer, but his poor decisions making skills has caused him to slide in the draft.
28. New England Patriots— Jared Odrick, DT/DE, Penn State
Odrick will give the Pats a “wow player”. Not only will he free up linebackers but he has the skill to be an effective pass rusher. In a 3-4 defense, that is saying a lot about his ability.
29. Green Bay Packers —Bryan Bulaga, OT, Iowa
Aaron Rogers is the best young QB of the game and if he had a better line he would have been MVP over Manning. Bulaga is a big nasty lineman who can withstand take that Green Bay weather.
30. Indianapolis Colts —Brian Price, DT, UCLA
Price looks like a thinner Warren Sapp at times. Playmaking DTs are rare so the Colts win big with this pick.
31. New Orleans Saints —Dan Williams, DT, Tennessee
Williams has size, takes on double teams and has great hand play. He gets good penetration despite the fact that he doesn’t have many sacks.
32. San Diego Chargers— Arthur Jones, DT, Syracuse
Jones is explosive and quick for a man of his size; however, he is not a finesse guy. He is a bull with a very high motor. Plus his strength might just make him Jamal Williams’ replacement.
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