The NFL Draft is finally upon us.
Day one was one of the better first days the draft has seen in awhile.
Trades were aplenty and surprises were many.
Some players were selected above where they were projected, while others fell from the first round's good graces.
Day two will be fun, but first, let's take a look back at the first round.
Unbelievable is the word I will use to describe this selection.
Okung was projected as the no. one tackle in this year's draft. The Redskins must have seen something in Williams that no one else did.
One question to ask is, would the Redskins even have gone after a tackle if they didn't trade for Donovan McNabb?
We could have seen a quarterback taken fourth overall instead of one of these two tackles.
Either way, the Redskins addressed a need. Hopefully, they chose the right one.
The ESPN anchors really surprised me by not mentioning much about this.
I can't recall the last time (or if it has ever happened) when three of the top five picks were from one school.
Sam Bradford (No. One), Gerald McCoy (No. Three), and Trent Williams (No. Four) were all selected out of Oklahoma.
No one really expected Williams to be selected as early as he did. That helped Oklahoma garner three of the top selections in this year's draft.
Do you think that will add some recruiting power to the Sooners?
The Raiders have been mocked and ridiculed by many over their first round selections over the past couple of years.
Jamarcus Russell and Darius Heyward-Bey appear to be bad selections over the past three years.
It is early to call Heyward-Bey a bust, but he was selected way to high to ever have a real chance of proving his skills based on draft positioning.
Still, this year's pick, former Alabama middle linebacker Rolando McClain, is a solid pick for the Raiders.
He was projected as a mid-round pick in the first round. He went a little earlier then that, but he is better than another throw away pick by Davis and Co.
He will be around an average defensive unit and can help them immediately in his rookie season.
The Niners leaped into the 11th pick and grabbed Anthony Davis out of Rutgers.
Later, they selected Mike Iupati out of Idaho with the 17th selection.
San Francisco appears like they are ready to commit to Alex Smith with their first round selections.
Both of these guys were highly-touted offensive lineman heading into the NFL Draft, with Iupati vaulting into the no. one guard ranking by some experts after the Senior Bowl.
Expect these guys to help make or break Smith's resurgence.
This selection was a bit of a surprise. Tyson Alualu wasn't projected to go this early, especially with Jason Pierre-Paul still available. But after watching some video it appears to be a good pick.
Alualu plays with an anger and intensity that may be second to none. After the selection, ESPN was showing video of the former California defensive end throwing ball carriers to the ground.
Whether they were helpless quarterbacks or running backs finding a hole, Alualu grabbed them and threw them to the ground with reckless abandon.
And with those flowing locks of hair he reminds me of the Steelers' Troy Polamalu.
With a pressing need at linebacker, the Eagles moved up into the 13th spot and grabbed Michigan's Brandon Graham.
Graham will team with Stewart Bradley and Ernie Simms to complete the teams linebacking corps.
This should immediately help the Eagles at their weakest defensive spot.
The Giants continue to think that selecting defensive ends is the right thing to do. They proved this again with their selection of Pierre-Paul.
This is a questionable call with the other pressing needs on the defensive side of the ball, like defensive tackle, linebacker, and cornerback.
In one of the most puzzling selections of the first round, the Denver Broncos selected Tim Tebow at 25th overall.
They did this after selecting Demaryius Thomas out of Georgia Tech three picks earlier.
The biggest question is why he was selected so early.
Tebow was projected as a second or third round pick at the earliest.
Maybe Denver really believes in Tebow.
No one saw this coming.
Clausen was supposed to be the second quarterback taken. He was also projected as high as the top 10.
Notre Dame quarterbacks appear to be losing favor with NFL teams.
First, Brady Quinn fell to late first round of the 2007 draft. Now Clausen will not be taken until the second round.