Jimmy Clausen is one of the more polarizing prospects I've seen in awhile.
He could find himself landing anywhere in the top 10; the Rams, Redskins, Seahawks, Browns, Raiders, Bills, or Jaguars could all choose to take the Fighting Irish passer.
If he falls past those teams, it seems like only the 49ers, Cardinals, or Vikings would take him.
Could we see a meteoric fall from Clausen, or could he go earlier then anyone expects?
While I personally would take Jimmy Clausen here, the Rams are making the right choice by picking a quarterback.
You can succeed in the league without elite defensive tackle play. You can't succeed in the league with sub-par quarterback play.
Russell Okung should be the pick here.
The Lions invested millions into Matthew Stafford last year and are wasting away his early career, potentially their future as a franchise, by protecting him with sub-par players such as Jeff Backus.
However, the Lions front office has shown that they follow the best player available rule, and that best player will likely be Suh.
McCoy is a more polished pass rusher then Suh, and will likely have the bigger impact in his rookie season.
He lacks the upside of Suh, but he's still an elite prospect that will aid a Buccaneers defensive line in need of a marquee player.
I have a feeling that the Redskins will go into the season with Jason Campbell and Rex Grossman, potentially a mid-to-late-round pick as well, competing for the quarterback position.
By grabbing the tackle early, they can see if their current crop of quarterbacks can succeed with a good offensive line.
If not, they will be in a good situation for a rookie to come into.
The Chiefs need an explosive playmaker in that secondary to pair with their promising young corners. Berry would provide the Chiefs with an elite safety prospect that could give Missouri it's very own Ed Reed.
Now that Pete Carroll has his quarterback in Charlie Whitehurst, he needs to do whatever he can to help his man succeed.
Bryan Bulaga is another elite pass protector from the offensive lineman factory, Iowa. Placing him on Whitehurst's blind side will allow the quarterback time to find open targets.
Jason Pierre-Paul is being labeled as the next Vernon Gholston or Aaron Maybin: a physical freak, a potential one hit wonder.
Sure, in his first year in college, (he was previously a juco player) he had only 6 sacks. But something separates Pierre-Paul from other prospects—he has an unbelievable motor.
He doesn't give up on plays, and that's something that so many other physical freaks lack.
Pierre-Paul has the upside to be the best defensive end in football in three years, but he also carries a risk of being out of the sport in the same amount of time.
After trading away Kamerion Wimbley, the Browns need to find someone to pair with Roth to get a consistent pass-rush.
An offensive lineman that ran a 4.85? Sign Al Davis up.
The Bills have said that they have no interest in adding a top 10 QB.
They would much rather add a franchise left tackle to see if Trent Edwards, Brian Brohm or Ryan Fitzpatrick can succeed.
Of course, there's also always Tim Tebow...
I've debated so long about Jimmy Clausen, and I'll probably still have to argue in the comments, so I won't say much here; if you want to read more, read my article entitled "Moxie, College and Winning Percentage: A Look at Clausen and Sanchez".
Rumors have circulated that Clausen is visiting the Jaguars before his pro day, and they're also reported to really like Colt McCoy, Armanti Edwards and Johnathan Crompton.
Think they're looking to upgrade the QB position?
If Clausen falls to 10, the Jaguars will be forced to take him.
A new face could help bring in ticket sales, and the promise of a future franchise QB could buy Jack Del Rio an extra season or two in Jacksonville.
McClain is a prototypical 3-4 inside linebacker that can provide Josh McDaniel's defense with a leader in the middle to help a run defense that collapsed late in the season.
With Jason Ferguson aging, the Dolphins could use a young set of legs at the nose tackle position.
Williams has solidified himself as a top 25 pick in the draft with solid workouts and a great 2009 season.
Joe Haden shouldn't be in discussion for the seventh overall pick.
While he's a very good cornerback prospect, he's not the elite talent you'd take in the top 10.
Are people really complaining about Dez Bryant's 4.55 40?
The internet draft community is spoiled with speedsters and sees anyone who doesn't run a 4.3 a slow player.
Bryant's speed is right around where we thought it was, maybe a smidge faster, but that's not his game.
He'll provide a big target with elite balance and body control for new Seahawks' QB Charlie Whitehurst.
With Fred Robbins gone, Rocky Bernard and Chris Canty seeming to be bad fits for the Giants defense, they need some help in the middle of their defensive front.
I recently transcribed an interview with Brian Price for NFL Draft Bible's annual publication that you'll be able to buy soon. He's a real likable and extremely charismatic guy. He has a nonstop motor and will quickly endear himself to fans.
Three weeks ago, the Titans probably would be reaching for a second round defensive end prospect. However, now they will get arguably the top pass rusher in the draft. Morgan is a stout end who fits only as a 4-3 end.
The Senior Bowl MVP, Graham is a relentless pass-rusher whose size profiles him as more of a 3-4 edge rusher.
Lucky for him, the 49ers are aching for one. He should be able to help the Niners add some pass-rush ability as they hope to capture the NFC West title this year.
The Steelers are talking about returning to their smash mouth football style of the past.
Considering that Ben Roethlisberger might face suspensions for his off the field troubles, the Steelers will want to make sure their running game can carry the team if Dennis Dixon or Charlie Batch has to hold down the fort for a couple games.
The Falcons need some help on defense, and they've added it in free agency with Dunta Robinson at corner.
However, they still need some help in their front seven.
Sean Weatherspoon will provide the Falcons defense with a vocal leader who can replace Mike Peterson. The Falcons also could opt for Brandon Graham if the 49ers pass on him.
The next Bronco to come into the draft as a first-round pick, Wilson, used a strong Senior Bowl week to vault himself into first round pick status.
The Texans lost Dunta Robinson in an already sub-par secondary, so they'll want to focus on adding cornerbacks and a free safety in the draft.
They also might want to add a power back, which they could with Ryan Matthews here.
The Bengals need to add some explosion to their offense.
After adding Matt Jones and Antonio Bryant, they can continue to help Carson Palmer by adding a top receiver across the middle.
Don't sleep on C.J. Spiller here, either.
Teams that need receivers or more speed in general on offense have often gone with a speedy running back in the past. The Titans did it with Chris Johnson in 2008, the Buccaneers did it in 2005 with Cadillac Williams.
The Patriots need a receiver now and for the future and could use some speed on offense...
If you read my previous slide, you know that teams that fit that profile often opt for speedy backs. This pick is probably going to be defense, but if the Patriots do choose to add a game changer on offense, it will be Spiller.
The Packers really have one need until they can contend for a Super Bowl, and that's at offensive line.
With Anthony Davis on the left side, the Packers would protect Aaron Rodgers and improve the running game to help out Ryan Grant.
The Packers, however, have some options to promote from inside for the offensive line, and could be one of those teams that makes a shocker, BPA picks come April, if they choose to do so.
The Eagles defense was poor in 2009, and most importantly, their secondary needs to be upgraded specifically at the safety positions.
With Sean Jones gone and no suitable solution from within, the Eagles would love to add a play maker like Earl Thomas in the back end.
The Ravens made a fantastic trade for Anquan Boldin, getting him for only two mid round picks.
However, if they think their issues are solved with just one player, they're wrong. They need a big and athletic deep threat to help complement Boldin.
Derrick Mason will be fine for another year, but he's likely to retire after this season and Donte Stallworth is a complete unknown.
Benn would provide Flacco with a threat downfield while Boldin uses his elite YAC ability to run the underneath routes and work the middle of the field.
The Cardinals defense needs some help for their rush linebackers.
Joey Porter will help, but he's aging and will likely only be useful for another season or two.
Kindle is an athletic freak who can provide a young set of legs, along with Cody Brown, to help rejuvenate an aging Cardinals defense.
The Cowboys could use improvement at either safety position, and Taylor Mays can provide Jerry Jones with the big name picks he loves.
Mays struggles with taking proper angles when tackling and in coverage, but with a solid coaching staff he could become a superstar with his elite physical tools.
With L.T. now out of San Diego, the Chargers need to add another power back to work with Darren Sproles.
Ryan Matthews is a similar back to L.T.—he's as powerful and can run over people. He's also a decent receiver out of the backfield.
Matthews will help the Chargers running game return to form and now Philip Rivers will once again have a solid running game to rely upon.
Rex Ryan's defense relies on having an abundance of players that can get to the quarterback.
With Vernon Gholston officially a complete bust (although you'd like to see him flip the switch in his third season), the Jets need to add another linebacker to light a fire under Gholston or, if not, take his job.
Griffen is an athletic end who has backed up his physical stature with good stats at Southern Cal.
When Antoine Winfield went out, the Vikings became vulnerable and Cedric Griffin won't be ready until October because of a torn ACL.
The Vikings need a corner to help out their pass defense. Like Kyle Wilson, Devin McCourty spring-boarded a strong Senior Bowl into first round pick status.
If Peyton Manning is elite behind a sub-par left tackle, imagine what could he could do with Charles Brown manning (no pun intended) his blind side.
Brown is an elite pass blocker, whose Combine weigh-in at 6'5", 305 pounds squashed all questions about his size.
Brown also has elite mobility and footwork, which allow him to get around the field for blocks, and will help him become an above average run blocker.
Will Smith was the only legitimate pass rusher from the outside on the Saints team.
Dunlap is a lazy player with elite physical tools.
With a solid coaching staff, like the one the Saints have, he could prove to be an elite pass rusher.