A mock draft before the combine is very fluid. The number of potential first round picks gets smaller and smaller as you approach draft day and teams refine their boards. A mock draft is a lot like a snap shot of the stock market. This is my third and final pre combine mock draft. If you don't like a pick tell me why and who you would pick in that spot.
1.St Louis Rams-Ndamukong Suh DT- Suh is simply the best player in the draft and the Rams should not over think the pick. Some posturing by the Rams is to be expected to gain leverage in negotiations.
2.Detroit Lions-Gerald McCoy DT- The Lions need a lot of help on both the offensive and defensive line. McCoy will provide an interior presence on the Lions defensive line with his strong pass rushing skills. Russell Okung will also be considered Lions who need to sure up their offensive line to protect Matt Stafford.
3.Tampa Bay Buccaneers-Eric Berry S- Berry is a play making safety who will make an instant impact on the Bucs defense. Tampa needs to get young on defense especially in the secondary.
4.Washington Redskins-Sam Bradford QB- While I think Jason Campbell will be the starter next year I don't think he is the guy long term for the Redskins.
5.Kansas City Cheifs-Rolando McClain ILB- McClain's leadership and play making ability have him rising up draft boards. Offensive line will also be a priority with the Braden Alberts struggles to convert to left tackle.
6.Seattle Seahawks-Russell Okung LT- Seattle's offensive line was a mess last year and left tackle of the future will be a top priority. The Seahawks would also take a strong look at QB Jimmy Clausen in this scenario.
7.Cleveland Browns-Joe Haden CB- Haden is the best player available to the Browns at pick 7. Joe Haden is far and away the best corner in this draft and has the potential to be a shut down corner.
8.Oakland Raiders-Anthony Davis LT- Unless Usain Bolt decides he wants to play in the NFL I think it will be hard for Al Davis to pass on Anthony Davis, no relation. Davis is big and powerful with surprising athleticism.
9.Buffalo Bills-Bruce Campbell LT- QB be will be a strong considerations for the Bills but they need to sure up their offensive line first and for most. Jimmy Clausen will be considered but Campbell has great upside at left tackle.
10.Jacksonville Jaguars-Derrick Morgan DE- The Jags are in desperate need of a pass rush and Derrick Morgan is the best defensive end in the draft. I don't buy into the rumors that the Jags will take QB Tim Tebow with this pick.
11.Denver Broncos-Jimmy Clausen QB- I am not a fan of Kyle Orton to say the least and believe that Josh McDaniels would jump at the chance to groom a young QB. With the Brandon Marshall situation up in the air Dez Bryant could be an option.
12.Miami Dolphins-Dez Bryant WR- The Dolphins lack a true number one option in the passing game. I don't think that Bill Parcel's will see drafting a receiver in the first round as ideal but Bryant provides great value at a position of need.
13.San Francisco 49ers-Brian Bulaga LT- Bulaga can provide the depth on the offensive line that the 49ers need. He is versatile and his personality should mesh nicely with coach Mike Singletary.
14.Seattle Seahawks-Carlos Dunlap DE- Seattle had no pass rush to speak of last year. Dunlap while having some off field problems he will be able to provide Seattle a spark on the field.
15.New York Giants-Earl Thomas S- Thomas will a highly coveted prospect in this draft with because of the lack of elite saftey prospect.
16.Tennessee Titans-Jason Pierre-Paul- JPP has great athletic ability and is flying up many draft boards. Pierre-Paul didn't wow people with his production in college but he has all of the tools to be successful.
17.San Francisco 49ers-CJ Spiller RB- Spiller would provide a big play dimension to the 49ers offense and return game. Spiller is a great value and return skills will help him make an instant impact.
18.Pittsburgh Steelers-Dan Williams NT- Williams is an athletic nose tackle that will help infuse the Steelers defense with youth. Saftey will also be a consideration for the Steelers.
19.Atlanta Flacons-Brandon Graham DE- Atlanta is an need of pass rush help and while Graham might be a better fit as an OLB in a 3-4 defense he is a tenacious pass rusher with a high motor.
20.Houston Texans-Taylor Mays S- Mays is a bit of an enigma in this draft. All of the skills in the world but many questions on how they will translate in the NFL.
21.Cinncinati Bengals-Jermaine Gresham TE- With the addition of troubled receiver Matt Jones and talk of signing Terrell Owens has WR off the table in the first round. Gresham is a solid all around tight end that will fit well in the Cincy offense.
22.New England Patriots-Jared Odrick DE- Odrick is physical with a the versatility that will fit well in Bill Belichick's defense.
23.Green Bay Packers-Charles Brown LT- Charles Brown is tremindously athletic tackle and the Packers are in need of youth and depth at the tackle position. Youth at corner back will also be a consideration but the value is not their at this pick.
24.Philadelphia Eagles-Everson Griffen DE- A pass rusher opposite Trent Cole will definetly a priority in the offseason.
25.Baltimore Ravens-Golden Tate WR- The Ravens have needed help at the wide receiver position for awhile. Tate runs solid routes and can stretch a team deep with his speed.
26.Arizona Cardinals-Trent Williams OT- The Cardinals need to upgrade their offensive and Trent Williams is the best available at this point in the draft. Depending on what they decide to Chike Okeafor and Karlos Dansby Line backer could end up being a priority.
27.Dallas Cowboys-Mike Iupati OG/OT- The Cowboys are in desperate need of linemen and should select mulitiple in this draft.
28.San Diego Chargers-Cam Thomas NT- Thomas is a solid player you can learn from Jamal Williams and eventually be his successor.
29.New York Jets-Sergio Kindle OLB- The Jets most pressing need in this years draft is a 3-4 rush line backer after the Vernon Gholston debacle. Kindle is high motor pass rusher that will fit well in Rex Ryans system.
30.Minnesota Vikings-Brian Price DT- Price is one of the harder talents to place in this draft. If he falls to the Vikings I would be surprised because it is likely someone would trade up to get him.
31.Indianapolis Colts-Jerry Hughes OLB/DE- Safety depth and depth at defensive end will be big for the Colts in this years draft.
32.New Orleans Saints-Sean Weatherspoon OLB- Weatherspoon is the best pure 4-3 OLB in this class and would a great addition to the Super Bowl champs defense.
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