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Finally some real movement along this particular mock draft.   While boards are still fluid because of pro days and personnel workouts still commencing; the picture is getting a little clearer.

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Round 1

1St. Louis Sam BradfordQB/Oklahoma
Analysis: For a franchise which has not selected a quarterback prospect in the first round since 1963, eventually the Rams need to take a leap of faith at said position.  While it is certainly easy to slot the likes of Suh or Gerald McCoy at this selection based on their immense talents, St.Louis has finished with a top three choice in the draft three years running.  The dominance of a defensive tackle simply cannot affect the win column as much as landing a franchise quarterback.
2Detroit Ndamukong SuhDT/Nebraska
Analysis: With the Rams predicament, the Lions have the luxury of selecting whichever of the top two prospects they prefer along the defensive line.   Suh is the bigger and more physical of the two that can play more 1 technique to compliment the recently acquired Corey Williams from Cleveland and Kyle Vanden Bosch at end.
3Tampa Bay Gerald McCoyDT/Oklahoma
Analysis: At least one source within the Buccaneers organization has stated the team actually prefers this McCoy over the highly decorated Suh.  The preference would be based merely on style and system.   If Tampa is going to once again rely on a heavy attacking Cover 2 scheme, which they reverted to late last season, McCoy is the disruptive type of 3 technique they desperately need to build around.
4Washington Russell OkungOT/Oklahoma St.
Analysis: Uncertainty around the quarterback position makes this selection very intriguing.   The recent signing of Rex Grossman means less than nothing.  With the retirement of veteran stalwart Chris Samuels, and the dearth of talent along the ‘Skins offensive line, taking arguably the draft’s top left tackle prospect appears the most prudent decision. Especially considering Okung’s overall athleticism and how well it would translate to new Head Coach Mike Shanahan’s offensive system.
5Kansas City Bryan BulagaOT/Iowa
Analysis: Conversation around KC has centered on potentially drafting the best available prospect in safety Eric Berry or upgrading along the offensive line.   In this case, it is starting to appear most beneficial for the team to land the potential rock at left tackle; thus completely solidifying an offensive line which was horrible a year ago.    Instead of waiting for Branden Albert to continue improving; landing a steady talent like Bulaga, sliding Albert inside or to RT,  while also adding Ryan Lilja in free agency will only help an offense which has plenty invested in the likes of Matt Cassell and now their running attack.
6Seattle Eric BerryS/Tennessee
Analysis: Recently adding Charlie Whitehurst into the equation takes a lot of pressure off this particular selection.  Now the ‘Hawks are not necessarily pigeonholed into looking for a quarterback very early in the process.  Instead the team could easily look to address their 30th ranked passing defense of a year ago.   Berry may just be the “safest” pick in this draft and a likely instant playmaker in the secondary which this particular team desperately needs.
7Cleveland Joe HadenCB/Florida
Analysis: With the Browns current situation, potentially selecting Jimmy Clausen would seem the logical decision.   When looking at what the team has done the past couple weeks, it does not appear set up to take a top ten quarterback unless his name is Sam Bradford.  Otherwise, the team is fully prepared to enter their season with Delhomme starting, Seneca Wallace as the backup, and taking a quarterback later to develop.   They also need to seriously address their secondary, and Haden’s recent workout improvement should relieve some stress of selecting this prospect in the top ten overall.
8Oakland Trent WilliamsOT/Oklahoma
Analysis: The automatic choices for Raiders’ owner Al Davis would seem to be Bruce Campbell, Jason Pierre-Paul, or Taylor Mays after their spectacular performances at the Combine.   While Campbell in particular was lighting up the field in Indianapolis, another offensive lineman was having a great workout of his own…Trent Williams.   Williams is certainly the more polished of the two aforementioned prospects that can immediately help Oakland’s woeful offensive tackle situation.
9Buffalo Jimmy ClausenQB/Notre Dame
Analysis: Bills fans can thank their lucky stars because a quarterback fell perfectly in this scenario.  New Head Coach Chan Gailey has stated he would prefer making something out of the current quarterback situation already on the roster.   Unfortunately, Trent Edwards, Ryan Fitzpatrick, and Brian Brohm have yet to get the job done and can be upgraded.  And sorry Jim Kelly. Clausen is a California boy as well, but at least this one played his collegiate years in the Midwest.
10Jacksonville Dez BryantWR/Oklahoma St.
Analysis: What is the best way for a football franchise to sell tickets?  More offense.  Mark Sims-Walker burst on the scene last year for the Jags but was easily shut down in some games due to a lack of a quality receiver opposite the field.   Add a talent such as Dez Bryant to the wide receiver corps, along with one of the league’s top running backs, include a young and improving offensive line; and the Jaguars will be tough to stop for opposing defenses.
11Denver (from Chicago)Rolando McClainLB/Alabama
Analysis: McClain’s recent revelation about his suffering through Crohn’s disease should not have too much of an impact on his draft status…if everything checks out properly.  The Butkus Award winner never missed a game in his collegiate career despite the aforementioned malady.  Denver continues to revamp their front seven by replacing an average Andra Davis at Mac linebacker with an oversized and intelligent field general.
12Miami Dan WilliamsDT/Tennessee
Analysis: Nose tackle will continue to be a concern for the Dolphins until someone is selected to replace the soon to be 36 year old Jason Ferguson at the point of attack.   He is an aging 0 technique that is also coming off a season ending injury and will now be suspended for the first half of the 2010 NFL season. Dan Williams is a squat and strong defender coming of a fantastic senior campaign while also being the best pure two gap nose tackle among his contemporaries.  A perfect marriage of value plus need.
13San Francisco Earl ThomasS/Texas
Analysis: San Francisco could go in numerous directions with needs at their right tackle position, more wide receiver help, etc.  Any help along the secondary is a dire need for a defensive based team who is very thin along the back line.   Earl Thomas is the type of playmaker over the top that has a natural feel against the passing game and makes up for a multitude of mistakes by inferior cornerback play.
14Seattle (from Denver)C.J. SpillerRB/Clemson
Analysis: Could this dynamic weapon be too tempting to pass on a second time?  Obviously, the answer is this particular case is…yes.   Coach Pete Carroll, at heart, is a run first coach.   He loves to have great athletes in his backfield who can affect multiple areas of the game.   One only has to look at his recent run with USC to realize Reggie Bush and Joe McKnight were two of his most prized recruits.  Spiller should be able to walk in immediately and help multiple different phases of the game, whether it be running or catching the football or even on special teams.
15NY GiantsDerrick MorganDE/Georgia Tech
Analysis: The G-Men need help along all three lines of their defensive unit.   Safety was the team’s first concern and addressed with the signing of Antrel Rolle in free agency.   Attention will turn to a pass rush which has not been the same since Coach Spagnuolo departed, Michael Strahan retired, and Osi Umenyiora decided to go AWOL.  Morgan is the most polished edge rusher in this class.
16Tennessee Brandon GrahamDE/Michigan
Analysis: Although slightly undersized as a traditional 43 defensive end, it never prevented Brandon Graham from being productive at the collegiate level.   The Titans will hope he can transition easily to the professional ranks and continue to create the type of havoc they have grew accustomed with names like Jevon Kearse, Albert Hayensworth, and Kyle Vanden Bosch over the years.
17San Francisco (from Carolina)Jason Pierre-PaulDE/South Florida
Analysis: It is hard to slot exactly where this tremendous physical talent shall eventually land.  Pierre-Paul has legitimate top ten overall ability.   Yet it was only seen for one season as a part time starter in South Florida.  Deciding when and where this talent finally gets selected will be an interesting dilemma as the actual draft commences.   In this scenario Coach Singletary gets a potential premiere pass rushing talent to add to his underachieving group already at the position.
18Pittsburgh Bruce CampbellOT/Maryland
Analysis: Despite a Super Bowl victory two seasons ago and then falling just short of the playoffs this past season, the Steelers offensive line has continued to be one of the weaker units in the league.   Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has been one of the top sacked signal callers in the league.  Yet this team has yet to seriously address the situation.   Campbell is the type of athlete the team has sorely lacked up front for years.  And under the vision of Mike Tomlin as head coach, Pittsburgh has looked toward becoming more athletic overall.
19Atlanta Taylor MaysS/USC
Analysis: A great workout by Mays recently has once again landed this prospect squarely into the first round range.   His freakish athleticism has never been questioned, but his play on the field has.   On a team like the Falcons, they need playmakers in the secondary and can be afforded the chance on a high ceiling prospect with plenty of bust potential.
20Houston Kyle WilsonCB/Boise St.
Analysis: Offensively the Texans have a few slight issues, but it is their defensive secondary which needs a major overhaul.  Their best cover man, Dunta Robinson, left for a large free agent contract in Atlanta.  The rest of their secondary depth chart reads like a chex mix recipe.  With all the talent this team possesses along their front seven, a legitimate playmaker needs added to their backline.   Plus this former Boise Bronco has the added bonus of contributing as a return specialist as well.
21Cincinnati Jared OdrickDT/Penn St.
Analysis: Previous reasoning behind the Bengals potentially selecting an interior defensive prospect still applies.  Even with the re-signing of Tank Johnson, a presence is needed to be a constant disruptive force pushing the middle of the pocket to compliment their athletic ends and shut down cornerbacks.   In this case, Odrick is a more versatile and talented prospect than the previous allotted prospect.
22New England DeMaryius ThomasWR/Georgia Tech
Analysis: When Randy Moss says his time in New England is coming to a close, well everyone should….listen….?    Whatever the case, Thomas will need time to develop as a receiver coming out of Georgia Tech’s triple option attack.  His physical presence opposite Moss can form a dynamic duo while learning under one of the all time best, plus picking up some of the slack left by the West Welker injury.  Apparently, those around the league still believe this receiver is a first round selection.   Injuries be…
23Green Bay Anthony DavisOT/Rutgers
Analysis: Physically, Anthony Davis may be the most gifted offensive lineman in this draft class.  Unfortunately with a recent bad workout and questions being raised about his overall work ethic; he could just as easily slide.    The Packers would count their blessings based in their dire need to improve their offensive tackle position.
24Philadelphia Sean WeatherspoonLB/Missouri
Analysis: Ravaged a year ago by injuries along their linebacking corps, the Eagles could benefit greatly by bringing in a talent and personality like Sean Weatherspoon.   ‘Spoon can play inside or outside and is just as comfortable dropping back in coverage as he is running sideline to sideline defending the run.
25Baltimore Carlos DunlapDE/Florida
Analysis: Recently receiving good reviews from scouts, Dunlap had been discussed previously as having a penchant for not playing to his fullest while at Florida.   He has the potential to be a dominant 5 technique opposite Haloti Ngata.   With a locker room as strong as the one found in Baltimore, along with the veteran presence on the field, the Ravens could expect to get the best out of this tremendous talent.
26Arizona Jermaine GreshamTE/Oklahoma
Analysis: Talent has never been in question with Gresham as a prospect, but the damage sustained to his knees certainly have.  As the tight end has worked out already this off season, he looks to be getting stronger quickly and should live up to his billing as a first round target.  Landing Gresham in Arizona should help as a security blanket for two inconsistent signal callers, whichever wins the job, plus Gresham is a viable blocker if need be.
27Dallas Mike IupatiOG/Idaho
Analysis: The average age for the Cowboys’ starting offensive line next season is over 32 years.  Owner/General Manager Jerry Jones loves big, physical, and nasty offensive linemen.   Enter Mike Iupati who fits the bill to a tee.   The former Vandal needs refinement in technique, but his natural ability is off the charts for a guard prospect.
28San Diego Ryan MatthewsRB/Fresno St.
Analysis: In a surprise move, the Chargers finally tendered running back Darren Sproles just prior to the flood of free agency.  This is merely an indication of how desperate their situation is currently at running back.   Matthews has the size, ability, and skill to step in immediately and take over the load for one of the better offenses in the NFL.
29NY JetsDevin McCourtyCB/Rutgers
Analysis: Even with the addition of Antonio Cromartie opposite Darrelle Revis, the Jets’ cornerback position is still very thin.   McCourty would help form one of the most dynamic secondaries in the league.   This will help facilitate Coach Rex Ryan’s penchant to blitz every down.   As well as being a potential nickel corner, McCourty will also have a tremendous effect on New York’s special teams.
30Minnesota Maurkice PounceyC/Florida
Analysis: John Sullivan took over at center last off season when veteran rock Matt Birk departed for more purple pastures.   While the Notre Dame graduate did an adequate job on the pivot, he does not set the point of attack as consistently as his predecessor once did.   The difference was noticeable in their ample running attack. Now right guard Artis Hicks has departed in free agency as well.  On a team without too many holes, they select the top center and one of the best interior blockers in this class to off set said problems.
31Indianapolis Charles BrownOT/USC
Analysis: Priority number one for the Colts…protect Peyton Manning.  Former second round pick, Tony Ugoh has been a disappointment after a stellar rookie campaign.   Charlie Johnson is solid but is not the long term answer at the position.  Charles Brown has the athleticism and upside to be a perfect fit as the blindside protector in the Colt’s high octane offense.
32New Orleans Everson GriffenDE/USC
Analysis: With the release of veteran end Charles Grant, the Saints are in a position to upgrade an area already of need prior to said departure.  Griffen physically is very talented.   He is quick and strong off the edge.   He can also play in space if asked when the mad defensive scientist Gregg Williams brings zone blitzes.   The problem with Griffen has always been consistency.

Round 2

33St. Louis Brian PriceDT/UCLA
34Detroit Jahvid BestRB/California
35Tampa Bay Golden TateWR/Notre Dame
36Kansas City Jerry HughesDE/TCU
37Washington Colt McCoyQB/Texas
38Cleveland Tim TebowQB/Florida
39Oakland Patrick RobinsonCB/Florida St.
40San Diego (from Seattle)Terrence CodyNT/Alabama
41Buffalo Damian WilliamsWR/USC
42Tampa Bay (from Chicago)Navorro BowmanLB/Penn St.
43Miami Sergio KindleLB/Texas
44New England (from Jacksonville)Aaron HernandezTE/Florida
45Denver Brandon LaFellWR/LSU
46NY GiantsDaryl WashingtonLB/TCU
47New England (from Tennessee)Ricky SappDE/Clemson
48Carolina Corey WoottonDE/Northwestern
49San Francisco Vladimir DucasseOT/Massachusetts
50Kansas City (from Atlanta)Nate AllenS/South Florida
51Houston Chad JonesS/LSU
52Pittsburgh Kareem JacksonCB/Alabama
53New England Chris CookCB/Virginia
54Cincinnati Jonathan DwyerRB/Georgia Tech
55Philadelphia Tyson AlualuDE/California
56Green Bay Perrish CoxCB/Oklahoma St.
57Baltimore Arrelious BennWR/Illinois
58Arizona Rodger SaffoldOT/Indiana
59Dallas Morgan BurnettS/Georgia Tech
60Seattle (from San Diego)Dominique FranksCB/Oklahoma
61NY JetsAlex CarringtonDE/Arkansas St.
62Minnesota Dexter McClusterRB/Mississippi
63Indianapolis Rob GronkowskiTE/Arizona
64New Orleans Koa MisiLB/Utah

Round 3

65St. Louis Jeremy WilliamsWR/Tulane
66Detroit Brandon SpikesLB/Florida
67Tampa Bay Jason WorildsDE/Virginia Tech
68Washington *pick forfeited*via supplemental draft
69Kansas City Cam ThomasNT/North Carolina
70Oakland Geno AtkinsDT/Georgia
71Philadelphia (from Seattle)Toby GerhartRB/Stanford
72Cleveland Jacoby FordWR/Clemson
73Buffalo Jason FoxOT/Miami
74Miami Riley CooperWR/Florida
75Jacksonville Brandon GheeCB/Wake Forest
76Chicago Matt TennantC/Boston College
77New York GiantsArthur JonesDT/Syracuse
78Tennessee A.J. EddsLB/Iowa
79Carolina Marshawn GilyardWR/Cincinnati
80San Francisco Antonio BrownWR/Central Michigan
81Denver J.D. WaltonC/Baylor
82Houston Montario HardestyRB/Tennessee
83Pittsburgh Major WrightS/Florida
84Atlanta Eric NorwoodLB/South Carolina
85Cincinnati Reshad JonesS/Georgia
86Cleveland (from Oakland via New England)T.J. WardS/Oregon
87Green Bay Joe McKnightRB/USC
88Philadelphia Amari SpieveyCB/Iowa
89Arizona (from Baltimore)Thaddeus GibsonDE/Ohio St.
90Arizona Tony PikeQB/Cincinnati
91Dallas Linval JosephDT/East Carolina
92San Diego Jerome MurphyCB/South Florida
93Cleveland (from New York Jets)Akwasi Owusu-AnsahCB/Indiana(PA)
94Minnesota Sean LeeLB/Penn St.
95Indianapolis Mike NealDT/Purdue
96New Orleans Dennis PittaTE/BYU