How I See The Draft.
1. St. Louis Rams - Trade to Tampa Bay for 1st and 4th? round pick. .......................... Tampa Bay selects Defensive tackle from Nebraska Ndamukong Suh. The Buccaneers get the guy everybody wanted and make a strong statement on upgrading a shaky defense that was never the same after the departure of Warren Sapp.
2. The Detroit Lions - Select Russell Okung the big offensive tackle from Oklahoma State. As much as they needed help on a terrible defense that was mostly ignored under the Matt Millen era, they need to protect their young star quarterback Matthew Stafford. Okung is the top offensive tackle in the draft.
3. St. Louis Rams from Tampa Bay - Select Jimmy Clausen, quarterback from Notre Dame. The Rams go with the most NFL ready quarterback, groomed for the pros by Charlie Weiss and used to the pro set. Clausen is a smart guy that manages the game well, commits few errors and has a better skill set and arm than generally given credit for.
4. Washington Redskins - Select Sam Bradford, quarterback from Oklahoma. With contract negotiations looming ahead for Jason Campbell and a new coach coming in, the Redskins pull the trigger for their quarterback of the future. He can come in and compete for the starting slot right away.
5. Kansas City Chiefs - Grab Trent Williams, offensive tackle from Oklahoma. The Chiefs were tempted to go with Eric Berry the sensational Safety from Tennessee but the need to protect Matt Cassel outweighed everything else.
6. Seattle - Eric Berry, Safety from Tennessee. The Seahawks are thrilled to find Berry available here and add a major talent to help shore up a sagging secondary.
7. Cleveland - C.j. Spiller, running back from Clemson. The Browns will likely start Brady Quinn again and need to give him some weapons. Spiller has the moves and breakaway speed to be a difference maker at running back.
8. Oakland - Anthony Davis, offensive tackle from Rutgers. Pass protection and rush blocking are two areas that the Raiders address on offense by taking the athletic OT. With Russell Okung and Trent Williams already off the board the choice was easy.
9. Buffalo - Rolando McClain, Inside linebacker from Alabama. The Bills had hoped to grab Jimmy Clausen here but settle for an upgrade to their defense. Rolando McClain will be a superior middle linebacker at the NFL level.
10. Denver - Selects Dez Bryant, wide receiver from Oklahoma State. With the near certain departure of Brandon Marshall the Broncos opt for the best wide out in the draft. He can be a star in Denvers passing attack.
11. Jacksonville - Derrick Morgan defensive end from Georgia Tech. As tempting as it is to give in to popular demand, the Jags pass on Tim Tebow and bring a playmaking pass rusher to put pressure on opposing Qbs.
12. Miami - Terrance Cody, nose tackle from Alabama. This man mountain will be a huge run stopping presence on the defensive line. Just the kind of guy Bill Parcells loves on defense.
13. San Francisco - Joe Haden, cornerback from Florida. The best corner in the draft will bring immediate benefits to the Niners pass defense. A great coverage guy with the speed to close.
14. Seattle - Colt McCoy, quarterback from Texas. The Seahawks use their 2nd pick of the 1st round to bring in their quarterback of the future. McCoy can learn from one of the best in current quarterback Matt Hasselbeck, without the pressure of having to start right away. Pete Carroll will be perfect to develop this young talent.
15. NYG - Brandon Spikes, inside linebacker from Florida. The Giants address a need for a physical presence at the Middle linebacker slot. Spikes is a physical, hard hitting run stopper in the middle.
16. Tennessee - Carlos Dunlap, defensive end from Florida. They need a big pass rusher to disrupt opposing quarterbacks and tackle runners behind the line of scrimmage.
17. San Francisco - Selects Bruce Campbell, offensive tackle from Maryland. The Niners had trouble all year at right tackle and with the selection of Campbell solidify their offensive line considerably.
18. Pittsburgh - Earl Thomas, safety from Texas. The Steeler secondary was exposed in the last half of the season, such as the shootout with the Oakland Raiders. With the better offensive tackles gone they shore up their pass coverage.
19. Atlanta Falcons - Jason Pierre-Paul defensive end, South Florida. Atlanta could use a wide receiver and may make a play for Brandon Marshall from Denver. Pierre-Paul will be a much needed player on defense for the Falcons who need help all over their D.
20. Houston - Jonathon Dwyer, running back from Georgia Tech. The Texans were looking to upgrade their secondary but with the best corners off the board and safety Earl Thomas gone the only option would have been Taylor Mays. Instead they go with a powerful runner to pair up with Steve Slaton for a good one two punch at running back.
21. NYJ - Brian Price, defensive tackle from UCLA. The Jets shore up the defensive line with what could be the steal of the draft. Brian Price is a dominating defensive tackle and should start right away giving the Jets a run stopping tackle machine for years to come.
22. Baltimore - Arrelious Benn, wide receiver from Illinois. The Ravens defense is getting old and is not what it used to be but giving Flacco a good receiver is a must. Thinking is that the defense is still good enough to hold it's own for now.
23. Arizona - Bryan Bulaga offensive tackle from Iowa. The Cardinals will look for a tight end in the later rounds but grab the big guy from Iowa to protect their Qb.
24. Cincinnati - Dan Williams, defensive tackle from Tennessee. The Bengals need depth on the defensive line and Williamc is the best available DT left on the board.
25. New England - Greg Hardy, defensive end from the University of Mississippi. The Patriots made a mistake in trading Richard Seymour to Oakland and try to fill the huge hole he left with this pick of SEC force Hardy.
26. Green Bay - Ciron Black, offensive tackle from LSU. The big OT from LSU did not have a great senior year, but that allows the Packers to grab this great talent with the 26th slot. Aaron Rodgers needs pass protection and Ciron can help.
27. Philadelphia - Sean Weatherspoon, outside linebacker from Missouri will help shore up a linebacking corps. that dealt with injuries all season.
28. Dallas - Vladimir Ducasse, offensive tackle from Massachusetts. Ducasse really impressed in the Senior Bowl and will be the possible replacement for an aging Flozelle Adams at left tackle.
29. Minnesotta - Perrish Cox, corner back from Oklahoma State. His size, threat as a return man and athleticism make him a possible surprise star. The vikings need to shore up their secondary and Cox would be a good fit.
30. San Diego - Jahvid Best, running back from California. The Chargers need to find a future replacement for a declining L.T. Darren Sproles cannot carry the load by himself and Best is a good fit here with Jonathon Dwyer long gone off the board.
I flipped a coin to choose 31 and 32.
31. New Orleans - Jared Odrick, defensive tackle from Penn State. A solid force at defensive tackle that will help the Saints continue to make progress on shoring up their defense.Quick off the ball on pass rush. Big Ten defensive player of the year.
32. Indianapolis - Lamar Houston, defensive tackle from Texas. At 6'3 300 lbs. with 4.93 speed he is the best available D.T. A good 3 down tackle impresses with quick interior moves and non stop motor.
How Do You See It?