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A poster on Footballs Future posted this one. I would be very happy with this Lions draft.
[quote]1. St. Louis- Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska: I know the Rams have a huge need at QB, but Suh is just too good to pass up. He is a defensive player who can completely dominate a game. He is big, strong and shows tremendous technique. He is also the closest thing in the draft to a sure thing. They will draft a QB with the first pick of round 2 and see enough talent at the position to pass on Clausen in round 1. I can see Suh manning the starting DT position in St. Louis for the next 8-10 years. Just look what he did to the interior O-Linemen of the Longhorns. He was throwing them around like ragdolls. I doubt he will be this dominant in the pros, but I see a long and prosperous career ahead for him in the NFL.
2. Detroit- Gerald McCoy, DT, Oklahoma: Detroit would love for the Rams to pass on Suh, but will be very happy with their consolation prize. Needing a dominant DT as well, the Lions select a defensive player who could have been in the running for the #1 overall player, had Suh not been in the draft. McCoy reminds me a lot of a young Warren Sapp. He is a tremendous pass rusher and is very adept at stopping the run as well. Like Suh, I could see McCoy manning the starting DT spot for the next 8-10 years. I could also see the Lions taking a shot at Eric Berry or Russell Okung, but ultimately, McCoy makes too much sense when it comes to filling Detroits needs, with a franchise defensive player.
3. Tampa Bay- Eric Berry, S, Tennessee: The Bucs would be ecstatic if either of the two best DT's would fall to them at #3, but with both off the board, they decide to take the best available player. Berry is perhaps the best Safety prospect to enter the draft since Ed Reed. His coverage skills and instincts are unparalleled and he is very willing to help out in run support as well. The Bucs will be very happy with their selection and I would expect to see Berry compete for defensive rookie of the year honors. I can't imagine the Bucs passing on Berry if the top DT's are gone, but if they would, it might be for a CB like Joe Haden, a true #1 WR like Dez Bryant or a DE like Derrick Morgan.
4. Washington- Jimmy Clausen, QB, Notre Dame: I know some people think the Redskins will take Okung here, but with a new Head Coach and a poor offensive output in 2009, I believe they will take a franchise QB. Clausen has good size, a pretty strong arm, he's accurate and is very polished when it comes to running a pro style offense. I know some people are concerned with rumors of his "diva- like" behavior, but with Shanahan as head coach, I do not see any problems in the future. When Shanahan coached Jay Cutler, he had no problems at all. If the Redskins do go in another direction, it will be for an OT like Russell Okung.
5. Kansas City- Russell Okung, OT, Oklahoma State: The Chiefs have several needs including, O-Line, WR, TE, NT, LB and secondary help, so they could go just about anywhere with this pick. I believe they will take the best OT in the draft. Okung has good size, great technique and very good footwork. He is very consistent when it comes to maintaining his blocks and rarely, if ever, takes plays off. Selecting him, would allow the Chiefs to move Brandon Albert to the RT spot where he appears to be more of a natural fit. If Kansas City decides to take a different player they would probably take a WR like Dez Bryant or an ILB like Rolando McClain to sure-up the run defense.
6. Seattle- Joe Haden, CB, Florida: Originally, I anticipated the Seahawks taking a big O-Lineman here, but since they will be going to a zone blocking scheme and therefore would prefer smaller, quicker OT's, I can see them filling other needs. They have huge holes in the secondary and with a franchise CB like Hayden on the board, I don't see them taking a pass. Hayden has good size, speed and tremendous instincts and coverage ability. He is without a doubt the best corner in the draft and would be a huge asset for the new regime in Seattle. If the Seahawks decide to take a different player, I could see them taking a WR like Dez Bryant or perhaps an OT like Trent Williams, but I believe they could trade down a few spots to get him.
7. Cleveland- Rolando McClain, ILB, Alabama: The Browns are another team that could go in a variety of directions with this pick. They have needs along the O-Line, secondary, NT and ILB where they have struggled against the run. Looking at the draft board, I think the choice should be rather clear. McClain is the best inside linebacker prospect to enter the draft in several years. He has ideal size, tremendous instincts and a non stop motor. He covers from sideline to sideline, is an excellent tackler and does equally as well when rushing the passer or dropping into pass coverage. He could drastically upgrade the Browns run defense. I could also see Cleveland selecting a Safety like Taylor Mays or Earl Thomas, an OT like Anthony Davis or a 3-4 DE like Brian Price, but this may be a bit early for him.
8. Oakland- Taylor Mays, LB/CB/S, USC: We all know how much Al Davis covets speed. Each year he seems to make his pick based upon 40 times and this year should be no different. Reportedly, Mays runs a 4.25/40 and we all know he hits like a truck. Two things stick out though. He currently plays Safety and that is not really a need for the Raiders. Since Mays tends to struggle in coverage though, I could see him making a very successful move to OLB. This is an area that the Raiders will undoubtedly need help. Two of their starting linebackers will be UFA's in the offseason. If Davis does break his pattern of drafting speed, he could select an OT like Anthony Davis, Trent Williams or perhaps a DE like Derrick Morgan.
9. Buffalo- Sam Bradford, QB, Oklahoma: I think there is little doubt that the Bills will take a QB with their first round selection. They also have needs all along the offensive line, but have a pattern of ignoring this problem. Bradford is a tremendously talented QB, but at this point he is coming off major, multiple shoulder injuries and with his slight build, he is a walking red flag. He is definitely a boom or bust prospect, but given the sad nature of the Bills passing game, I cannot see them making any other pick. If they do, it would probably be for an OT like Anthony Davis or Trent Williams.
10. Jacksonville- Jason Pierre-Paul, DE, South Florida: It is no secret that the Jaguars need to find a pass rush after compiling just 14 sacks for the entire 2009 season. They also have a huge need at QB, but unless Clausen falls to this spot, look for the Jags to take a DE. Pierre-Paul is in a dogfight with Derrick Morgan to see which DE will be the first one off the board. Ultimately, I believe Pierre-Paul will be the selection. He is very good against the run and stole all the thunder from teammate George Selvie, who was projected as a first round pick after starting his college career as one of the most feared pass rushers in the NCAA. Pierre-Paul faced constant double teams all season and is a pretty decent pass rusher, but his numbers are just so-so at best. I see him as tremendously overrated as I do many of the first round DE prospects. I believe Jerry Hughes would be a much better pick. If the Jags take a different player, it would probably be Derrick Morgan, Earl Thomas or Sean Weatherspoon. Ultimately, look for the Jags to trade back and add draft picks, if they can.
11. Denver (Via Chicago)- Dez Bryant, WR, Oklahoma State: Everyone thought Brandon Marshall and his head coach had kissed and made up, but after having another falling out, and Marshall benched during the last game of the season, it seems eminant that the Broncos will trade him in the offseason. That will leave a huge hole at WR. Bryant is without a doubt, the best WR in the draft. He has prototypical size, great hands and consistently gets separation from defenders while making big plays. He reminds me a lot of Andre Johnson. If the Broncos did pass on him, they could select a NT like Terrance Cody, an ILB like Brandon Spikes or they could reach for a pass rushing DT/DE like Brian Price to man the edge in their 3-4 defense.
12. Miami- Terrance Cody, NT, Alabama: Jason Ferguson doesn't have much left in the tank and the Dolphins are very thin at the NT position. They need to make a move and fill his position. Cody is a giant. He is the type of NT that commands double teams on every single play and he is also a big asset when it comes to blocking kicks. He is a bit of a risk though as he needs a coach that can motivate him. He can get lazy at times and he needs to keep his weight in check. If he fulfills these tasks, he could be a truly elite NT on the NFL level. Should Miami take a pass on him, they could select a Safety like Thomas, a WR like Golden Tate or an OLB like Brandon Graham or Jerry Hughes.
13. San Francisco- Anthony Davis, OT, Rutgers: The Niners struggled this past season, especially when it came to sustaining pass protection. They lack a franchise O-Lineman and see their chance to pick up a what many scouts consider the second best LT prospect in the entire draft. Davis is big, strong, consistent and doesn't have any history of injuries. He has 32 straight starts at LT under his belt and is one of those rare OT's which show a good blend of size and technique. If the Niners pass on Davis, it could be for OT Trent Williams, a Safety like Earl Thomas or an OLB like Brandon Graham or Jerry Hughes.
14. Seattle (Via Denver)- Earl Thomas, S, Texas: Seeing a chance to upgrade the entire secondary, the Seahawks select one of the truly elite Safeties in the draft. Thomas is a hard hitter and is tremendous in pass coverage. He has good size and speed and shows tremendous instincts. He was one of the key reasons why Texas had one of the top defenses in the NCAA. If the Seahawks decide to fill another need, they could end up selecting an OT like Trent Williams or Brian Bulaga, a DE like Derrick Morgan or they could help the interior pass rush with a DT like Brian Price.
15. New York Giants- Brandon Spikes, MLB, Florida: Much of the Giants woes this past season came from the fact that they were completely unable to stop opposing rushers. This leads directly to the linebacking and DT units. Seeing the second best ILB still available, they decide to make the selection. Spikes may not be the most athletic linebacker, but he may be the most instinctive. He has good size, tackles very well and drops into coverage as well as any linebacker I've seen. He is also able to rush the passer when needed. He'd definitely be an asset to the Giants. If New York decides to go another way, they might look at a DT like Brian Price, a Safety like Morgan Burnett, an OT like Trent Williams or take a different linebacker such as Sean Weatherspoon.
16. Tennessee- Derrick Morgan, DE, Georgia Tech: Before the season started, I thought the Titans would definitely look for a QB, but Vince Young has seemingly pulled it together and looked very impressive. What they could use is help at DE, CB, O-Line and Safety. Looking at the board, they see a DE which could add size and a potential for double digit sacks as well. Morgan has excellent size and strength and he managed to put up 12.5 sacks in 2009. He is o.k. against the run as well, but he isn't as consistent as many scouts would like. He has multiple sacks in some games and barely shows up in others. Still, he is worth the risks. If the Titans take any other player, it could be Brandon Graham, Sean Weatherspoon or Carlos Dunlap or a Safety like Burnett.
17. San Francisco (Via Carolina)- Brandon Graham, OLB, Michigan: After suring up the O-Line, the Niners can now concentrate on adding more of a pass rush. Brandon Graham is a tremendous sack artist, but may lack the size to be an edge pass rusher in a 4-3 system. He is stout, strong and quick off the line of scrimmage. If he is moved to OLB in a 3-4, he could utilize his quickness and handwork to get to the passer. Should the Niners turn to a different player with this pick, they could add a linebacker like Sean Weatherspoon or Jerry Hughes, an OG like Mike Iupati or a DE to fit their 3-4 scheme like Brian Price or Jared Odrick.
18. Pittsburgh- Trent Williams, OT, Oklahoma: Once again, Ben Roethlisberger was among the most sacked QB's in the NFL, as the Steelers offensive line ranked #31 in the league in sacks surrendered. It is time to add some protection at the OT position. Williams is a First Team All American who can play either RT or LT at a very high level. While the rest of the Sooners O-Line did not make a very good showing in 2009, Williams exceled and played very well in pass protection and consistently opened holes for the rushing attack. I could also see the Steelers selecting a linebacker such as Sean Weatherspoon, an OG like Mike Iupati, a NT like Dan Williams or a Safety like Morgan Burnett to breathe life into a porous secondary.
19. Atlanta- Sean Weatherspoon, LB, Missouri: Atlanta is a team with a very young defense, who still has a lot of holes to fill. Curtis Lofton has looked very good this year, but the rest of the linebacking unit could use a major upgrade. Weatherspoon is a tremendous athlete who has the ability to play on the inside or excel as an OLB as well. He has good size and excellent speed and does a good job in coverage. If Atlanta decides to go in another direction, I could see them selecting a DT like Brian Price, a Safety like Morgan Burnett or Nate Allen or they could take a pass rushing DE like Carlos Dunlap or Jerry Hughes. The might even decide to reach for a CB like Javier Arenas to upgrade the secondary and field kicks.
20. Houston- Brian Price, DT, UCLA: The Texans have a high powered offense especially in the passing game, but the rushing game really came on late on the season behind the running of Arian Foster. What the Texans do need, is a total upgrade on the defensive side of the football. Among the top priorities is finding a solid DT. Price is a tremendously talented player who decided to enter a year early. He has good size, solid technique and footwork and a great motor. He collected a staggering 23.5 Tackles for Loss and 7 Sacks during his Junior year. He would make an ideal fit in Houston. Should they take a different player, it could be a Safety like Morgan Burnett or Nate Allen or perhaps a different DT like Dan Williams or Jared Odrick.
21. Cincinnati- Morgan Burnett, S, Georgia Tech: The Bengals finally made it into the playoffs, even though they made a quick exit. Despite vast improvements, they still have some major holes to fill. Both starting DT's could leave via free agency, they desperately need Safety help, they have key OG's up for free agency and the receiving corps needs help. Both at WR where they lost Chris Henry and TE where they could use a well rounded blocker/receiver combo. They could also use an OLB to team with Maualuga and Rivers. Seeing an elite Safety prospect like Burnett still available, they quickly make him their pick. He has size, speed and tremendous coverage ability. While he lacks the abilities of Berry and Thomas, he is the best of the second tier Safeties in this draft. If the Bengals take a flier on him, they could also target an OG like Mike Iupati, a WR like Golden Tate or perhaps their choice of any of the top TE's. They might even decide to reach a bit for a bigger DT like Jared Odrick.
22. New England- C.J. Spiller, RB, Clemson: Once again, the Patriots have a ton of draft picks in the first three rounds, so they should be able to fill a lot of needs. Most of those tend to be on the defensive side of the football, but they could also use a shot of adrenaline in the running game. Spiller is one of the most exciting rushers in all of the NCAA. He is very fast, very quick and very elusive. He is also a tremendous receiver out of the backfield and was probably the most feared return man in college football. I can't see them passing on him if he's there, but if they would, it would be for an OG like Mike Iupati, an OLB like Jerry Hughes, Sergio Kindle or a WR like Golden Tate.
23. Green Bay- Mike Iupati, OG, Idaho: The Packers definitely need help along the O-Line, as they gave up an NFL high in sacks last season. With the elite OT's now off the board, they could elect to take the best of the second tier guys or possibly the best OG to enter the draft since Steve Hutchinson. They elect to take the sure thing. Iupati is a mammoth player with some of the best hand placement and footwork I've seen in a very long time. He is extremely strong and commands constant double teams. He also appears to be able to handle the duties of a RT if called upon. If the Packers decide he is not the man, they could select an OT like Bruce Campbell or Brian Bulaga, an OLB like Jerry Hughes or Sergio Kindle or a Safety like Nate Allen.
24. Philadelphia- Carlos Dunlap, DE, Florida: Despite an early loss in the playoffs (which I believe is Karma for signing a scumbag like Michael Vick), the Eagles don't have a lot of needs. They could definitely use an upgrade at the MLB position where they had to drag Jeremiah Trotter out of retirement. They could also use some much needed size on the defensive line and seeing a player with the upside of Dunlap, they make him their selection. He shows good speed, size and a quick burst off the line. He does have some red flags, stemming from off the field issues, but that won't be a problem for the Eagles. If they decide to take a different player, they could go for a Safety like Nate Allen or a linebacker like Navarro Bowman.
25. Baltimore- Golden Tate, WR, Notre Dame: The Ravens had to convince their leading receiver to hold off on retirement before the season started. Now they will have to find a lead receiver for their 3rd year QB, Joe Flacco. Golden Tate may not be the biggest WR in the draft, but he certainly has big play ability. He is quick and gets consistent separation from defenders. He also has some of the most dependable hands in the draft and is an accomplished route runner as well. If Baltimore did take a pass here, it would be to draft a Safety like Nate Allen or select one of the top two TE's as an eventual replacement for an aging Todd Heap.
26. Arizona- Bruce Campbell, OT, Maryland: The Cardinals must work on revamping the left side of the offensive line. Wayne Gandy and Deuce Lutui will be free agents and Gandy appeared to be one of the weak points on the line, especially when it comes to run blocking. Bruce Campbell is an offensive lineman with a high ceiling, but he has very few starts under his belt. He is a converted TE, who moved to LT where he showed promise right away. He needs to work on his pass blocking, but when it comes to opening holes for runners, he is very accomplished. If the Cardinals decide to go with someone else, they would probably select an OT like Brian Bulaga, an OLB like Sergio Kindleor Jerry Hughes orthey could fill a need at NT with Dan Williams.
27. Dallas- Nate Allen, S, South Florida: The Cowboys have needs at linebacker, O-Line and could use some more depth at WR, but the secondary was the achilles heel this season. Mike Jenkins has done a tremendous job at CB, but the other starting CB position and both Safety spots have been weak at best. Dallas figures they found one great DB from South Florida, maybe they could find another. Nate Allen is the last of the top notch Safeties left on the board. He is a solid tackler, with natural instincts and solid coverage ability. He has a good size/speed ratio and should help solidify a porous secondary. Dallas could also select an OT like Brian Bulaga, a CB like Javier Arenas or Patrick Robinson or perhaps a DE/DT hybrid like Jared Odrick to add up their sack total.
28. San Diego- Dan Williams, NT, Tennessee: The Chargers will have a decision to make in the offseason. They have several star players up for free agency and Ladainion Tomlinson may have played his last game as a Charger. This could influence who they select in round 1. No flaw was bigger than NT, where Jamal Williams' body might be giving out on him. Dan Williams would be a solid replacement. He has good size, commands constant double teams and moves well for a man of his size. If Jamal is able to return, Dan Williams will give the Chargers much needed depth. If they decide to go another way, it could be for a RB/KR like Jahvid Best, an OT like Charles Brown, a 3-4 DE such as Jared Odrick or another big receiver like Arrelious Benn.
29. New York Jets- Jerry Hughes, DE/OLB, TCU: The Jets have needs at RT, ILB, CB and OLB, where former first round selection, Vernon Gholston is a complete bust. Here is their chance to find a true pass rusher. Hughes is the most consistent pass rusher in the NCAA. He is tremendously fast, shows great technique and can play either DE in a 4-3 system on OLB in a 3-4 scheme. I believe he is the closest thing to a sure-fire pick as a pass rusher. The fans in New York will love this guy. The Jets might also choose to select an OT like Bruce Campbell or Brian Bulaga or a CB like Javier Arenas.
30. Minnesota- Brian Bulaga, OT, Iowa: With no QB left, worthy of a first round pick, the Vikings could either take a CB here or they could find an eventual replacement for Bryant McKinnie who appears to be a shell of what he once was. Seeing one more franchise LT that fits their scheme, they make him their choice. Brian Bulaga is one of the best run blockers in the draft. He was a key blocker for Shawn Greene, when he led the NCAA in rushing and he looked equally as solid this season. He shows great technique and footwork, but could stand to get a little stronger. I can see him coming in and unseating McKinnie right away. If the Vikings filled a different need, it would be with a CB like Javier Arenas or Patrick Robinson or perhaps a QB in the mold of Tim Tebow, where he can learn for a season or two from Brett Favre.
31. Indianapolis- Navorro Bowman, LB, Penn State: As long as the Colts have Peyton Manning, the offense will be o.k., but they must work on upgrading a defense which gave up a lot of yards through the air and on the ground. Bowman is versatile type of linebacker that could be installed either in the middle or on the outside. He shows tremendous burst and an ability to shed blocks. He totaled nearly 200 tackles over the last two seasons, despite missing the first 3 games this spring. He does have some red flags, due to an arrest for fighting and testing positive for marijuana, but Indy hopes his troubles are behind him and see his great potential. If the Colts think he is too much of a risk, they would probably select a DT like Jared Odrick or they could take a CB like Javier Arenas or Patrick Robinson.
32. New Orleans- Sergio Kindle, OLB, Texas: The Saints offense remains high powered and their defense appeared to be on the right track early in the season, but they faltered a little down the stretch. They have needs at Safety, DT, OLB and could use a solid pass rusher should Will Smith leave via free agency. They might also need more depth along the O-Line as well. Seeing an undersized DE like Sergio Kindle who could be a tremendous NFL player, should he move to OLB, the Saints decide to make a move. He is an outstanding pass rusher and a solid tackler with a non stop motor. He may not have the size to compete against the bigger OT's in the league, but moving him around at DE and OLB, much like the Redskins did with Brian Orakpo last season, could make him a real defensive weapon. The Saints could use his strength and speed to help improve the run defense and sack output. If they filled a different need, they could select a DT like Jared Odrick, a DE like Everson Griffin or an OT like Charles Brown.
33. St. Louis- Tim Tebow, QB, Florida: After drafting the best player in the draft, the Rams must now decide which of the second tier QB's will lead the franchise into the future. Given his prototypical size, mobility and leadership skills, the Rams coaching staff feels that Tebow is the best fit. He must work on his delivery and taking the ball directly from center, but I can see the entire team rallying around him.
34. Detroit- Javier Arenas, CB, Alabama: Detroit added many young, talented players last year, but CB was an area that went largely ignored. Arenas was as close as you could get to a shut down CB in the NCAA last season. Opponents largely avoided his side of the field and when they didn't, he was a danger to get an INT and take it to the house. He isn't the biggest CB, but he is fast, instinctive and a dangerous return man.
35. Tampa Bay- Everson Griffen, DE, USC: After trading away failed first rounder, Gaines Adams, the Bucs will now look for a premier pass rusher. Griffen has good size, strength and technique. He is a consistent pass rusher who collected 8 sacks during his Senior campaign. He displays good size and some pretty good moves as well.
36. Kansas City- Aaron Hernandez, TE, Florida: After suring up the O-Line, the Chiefs now try to upgrade a passing game which ranked toward the bottom of the NFL. Seeing more value at TE, Kansas City takes Hernandez, who is a tremendously athletic TE with solid speed, great hands and a tremendous runner after the catch ability. He is a pretty decent blocker as well. He is small for a TE, but he is by far, the best receiver.
37. Washington- Jahvid Best, RB/KR, California: With all of the top OT's off of the board, the Redskins see real value at the RB position, where Clinton Portis' stats have taken a downward spiral. Best is fast, elusive and a great receiver out of the backfield. He is a true homerun threat and a very dangerous return man as well. Given that the Redskins put up very few points last season, they'd love some instant offense.
38. Oakland- Patrick Robinson, CB, Florida State: Who knows where the Raiders will go? After taking Mays to fill the OLB spot, I can see them taking a true shutdown corner with this pick. Since Myron Rolle did not play this season to pursue his studies, it looked at times like Patrick Robinson was the only Seminole who was conscience in the secondary. He has good size, great coverage ability and plays pretty physical.
39. Seattle- Charles Brown, OT, USC: The Seahawks are in desperate need of an upgrade along the O-Line. It appears as though they will do a lot of zone blocking in 2010 and Brown displays the right size and superb footwork that would be an ideal fit for the scheme. He also has ties to the new head coach and that should work in his favor.
40. Cleveland- Jared Odrick, DE/DT, Penn State: Somewhere in the draft, the Browns will be looking for a DE for their 3-4 defensive scheme. Here, they can't believe their luck as Odrick falls right into their laps. Odrick is a DT with superb pass rushing skills and good speed. He should be a perfect candidate be an impact player at DE in the Browns 3-4 defensive scheme.
41. Buffalo- Arrelious Benn, WR, Illinois: Many people would expect the Bills to be looking at an OT with this pick, but O-Lineman have always seemed to be an afterthought to them. Besides, I doubt Terrell Owens returns and Buffalo will be needing another big target. Benn has great size and gets great separation from defenders, but had a down year. Much of that had to do with poor QB play and the fact that he missed a large part of the season. He could be a steal.
42. Miami- Damian Williams, WR, USC: After finding their NT of the future, the Dolphins can now concentrate on filling their #1 need. Ted Ginn Jr. has been an effective return man, but hasn't developed into the receiver they had hoped. Damian Williams has good size, great hands and is a very good route runner as well. Despite having a true Freshman QB, he still managed to put up impressive receiving stats and was the go to receiver for the Trojans.
43. New England (Via Jacksonville)- Arthur Jones, DT, Syracuse: Since trading away Richard Seymour, the Pats defensive line does not look the same. Jones was injured a large part of 2009, but was a truly dominant DT in 2008 and shows enough footwork and agility to play DE as well in a 3-4. The Pats hope he can fill the same type of role that Seymour did.
44. Tampa Bay (Via Chicago)- Mardy Gilyard, WR/KR, U.C.: The Bucs passing game got better as the season ended, but the lack of a true #1 WR is painfully evident. Gilyard is a speedy deep threat with decent size and good hands. As dangerous as he is at WR, he is equally feared as a return man. He could be asked to pull double duty with Tampa.
45. Carolina- Brandon LaFell, WR, LSU: It seems as though the Panthers are on a never ending quest to find a complimentary receiver for Steve Smith. Here, they might find gold. LaFell has prototypical size, soft hands and runs good routes. He isn't the fastest WR in the world, but he'd be a a perfect posession receiver for the Panthers.
46. San Francisco- Donavan Warren, CB, Michigan: The Niners filled needs at OLB and OT in round 1, now they look to upgrade a secondary which was exploited at times last season. Warren is a talented corner with good size and coverage ability. He and Graham seemed to be the only Michigan defenders who were giving 100% last year. I could see him immediately competing for the #2 CB position.
47. Denver- Maurkrice Pouncey, C/OG, Florida: Denver could fill their open DE spot right here, but see more value in taking the #1 Center in the entire draft. This is a weak spot along the Broncos O-Line and Pouncey should be expected to take over as the immediate starter. He is strong, smart and shows good footwork and hand placement when engaging defenders. He sustains his blocks well and would be a great pickup at this point in the draft.
48. New York Giants- Tyson Alualu, DT, California: The Giants upgraded the MLB position and now look to further upgrade the defensive side of the football with one of the most underrated defensive linemen in the draft. Aulualu shows excellent pass rush skills and is very accomplished when it comes to stuffing runners behind the line.
49. New England (Via Tennessee)- Thaddeus Gibson, OLB, OSU: The Patriots could really use a pass rusher in their 3-4 schemes. They have lacked a true rush OLB for a while now and now is the time to fill that need. Thaddeus Gibson is an early entry who is an undersized DE. He shows a very quick burst off the line and when he sees an open lane to the QB, he is unstoppable. A move to OLB would showcase his athleticism.
50. Houston- Trevard Lindley, CB, Kentucky: The Texans could lose Dunta Robinson to free agency and even if they don't they are very thin at the position. Lindley was once considered to be the top cover corner in the draft, but has been overshadowed as of late. He has good size, excellent coverage ability and good athleticism. He could be a good compliment to Robinson or his replacement should he leave.
51. Pittsburgh- Major Wright, S, Florida: Troy Polomaulu has spent alot of time on the sidelines the last couple of years due to injury and it has killed the Steelers' secondary. Pittsburgh needs to find another reliable Safety that can create turnovers. Wright is an early entry that was a key figure in the Gators swarming defense. He has good size, speed and solid coverage ability.
52. Kansas City (Via Atlanta)- Daryl Washington, ILB, TCU: When your team gives up as many rushing yards as the Chiefs did against the Browns, you need help. They could go ILB or NT with this pick and that could address the problem. They believe the value lies in Washington. He is extremely athletic, has good size and very good speed. He is also an excellent tackler and is always around the football. He would definitely add some aggressiveness to the Chiefs defense.
53. New England- Jermaine Gresham, TE, Oklahoma: The Passing game was a lot more inconsistent in New England then it had been in past seasons. They used to utilize some two TE sets, but now, have little depth in this area. Before he was hurt, Gresham was considered a sure-fire first round pick, now he falls to round 2. He appears to be healing very nicely and should be ready for the season. He has good speed, great size, excellent hands and is a very good blocker. He could be the steal of the draft.
54. Cincinnati- Lammar Houston, DT, Texas: The Bengals will have both starting DT's up for free agency and even if they didn't, they could use an upgrade. Houston isn't the biggest DT prospect, but he could very well be the most underrated in the entire draft. He is very strong, shows great technique and has a great sense of balance. I could see him making an immediate impact on the Bengals D-Line.
55. Philadelphia- Micah Johnson, MLB, Kentucky: The Eagles must find a MLB as they were forced to bring Trotter out of retirement last season. Micah Johnson is a tremendously underrated prospect. He has good size, is an excellent tackler and a motor that won't quit. He is also pretty effective when dropping into coverage.
56. Green Bay- Daryl Stuckey, S, Kansas: There is a chance, the Packers could lose both starting Safeties to free agency. Finding at least one starter, should be a large priority. Stuckey is an agressive player with great coverage ability and a solid size/speed ratio. He is a playmaker, but sometimes takes some unneccesary risks which get him in trouble. If he could reign it in a bit, he could be a real impact player in the NFL.
57. Baltimore- Antonio Coleman, OLB, Auburn: Needing more of a consistent pass rush, the Ravens see a player they believe fits their 3-4 scheme perfectly. Coleman is an undersized DE who uses his speed and quickness to get to the QB. He is tenacious and last season racked up a career high 10 sacks after collecting 6 in 2008.
58. Arizona- Colt McCoy, QB, Texas: Kurt Warner is 38 years old and even though he is still playing at a very high level, the end is near. Matt Leinart has looked terrible when given a chance, so the Cards must look to the future. McCoy has been one of the most accurate QB's in the NCAA over the past two seasons, despite lacking a big time receiver and virtually any running game. He has decent size and adequate arm strength, but it is his athleticism and feel for the position which makes him a great prospect.
59. Dallas- Perrish Cox, CB, Oklahoma State: The Cowboys would like to add another shutdown corner to complete their overhaul of the secondary. Seeing an All American like Cox still on the board, they pull the trigger. He has good size, speed and is one of the more aggressive and physical cornerbacks in the NCAA. He is also a pretty good return man and that could be a big benefit to Dallas as well.
60. San Diego- Dexter McCluster, RB/WR/KR, Mississippi: I don't know how much longer L.T. and Sproles will both be with the Chargers. I look for one to be gone. McCluster would be an excellent addition here. He is a type of wildcat player who started off as a WR/return man and then moved to RB where he became one of the most feared rushers in the country. He isn't the biggest player, by any means, but he is extremely fast when he hits the hole and once he sees daylight, no one will catch him. He could show great value at both RB and on Special Teams.
61. New York Jets- Selvish Capers, OT, West Virginia: The Jets will definitely be in the market for a RT this coming draft. Here is their chance to take the best pure RT on the board. Capers is big, strong and has very good technique. He follows through with his blocks and uses his power to keep defenders in front of him. He probably lacks the footwork to move to the left side, but he could eventually be a Pro Bowl RT.
62. Minnesota- Jevan Snead, QB, Mississippi: The Vikings don't want to wait any longer to find their QB of the future. Like Brett Favre, Jevan Snead went to college in the state of Mississippi. Both have similar statures, strong arms and a wreckless style of play. The Vikings hope Snead turns out to be just as good a pro. In 2008, it appeared as though Snead could be the #1 pick in the 2010 draft, but last year things fell apart and he starting picking up some bad habits. If he could return to his 2008 form, he could very well be the best signal caller to come out of this draft. In order to do that, he has to develop more confidence in himself.
63. Indianapolis- Vince Oghobaase, DT, Duke: After finding a LB in round 1, the Colts now look to address their biggest need, DT. Oghobaase was a big reason why the Blue Devils made a drastic turnaround last year. He has great size, strength and good technique. He commands a lot of double teams which allow the linebackers to come free on blitzes. I could see him making a big splash for the Colts.
64. New Orleans- T.J. Ward, S, Oregon: Darren Sharper has been a tremendous impact player for the Saints this season, but he is getting older and could be lost to free agency. Even if he stays, the Saints could use an upgrade on the other side. Ward may be the most overlooked player in the entire draft. He has good size and speed with very solid coverage ability and he is a tremendous tackler as well.
65. St. Louis- Kareem Jackson, CB, Alabama: The Rams need to find a shutdown corner with decent size. Jackson is an early entry into the draft and was a playmaker in the Alabama secondary. He has great coverage ability, shows good range and displays solid instincts when it comes to making jumps on the ball.
66. Detroit- Ciron Black, OT, LSU: After going defense with their first two picks, the Lions now look to add protection for Matt Stafford. Black is a very experienced LT who plays strong, and with a bit of a mean streak. He is consistent and maintains his position, but needs to loosen up a little in his stance.
67. Tampa Bay- Kyle Wilson, CB, Boise State: The Bucs have a chance here to pick up another shutdown corner here. Wilson is an All-American with good size and excellent instincts. He was without a doubt, the leader of the Broncos secondary and was a big reason why Boise State went undefeated last season.
68. Washington- Forfeit (Supplemental Draft)
69. Kansas City- Boo Robinson, NT, Wake Forest: Here, the Chiefs complete their rebuilding efforts of a very porous run defense. Robinson is an experienced NT with excellent footwork and a very aggressive motor. He isn't the biggest NT prospect by far, but he could be the most athletic of the bunch. I look for him to assume the starting role within the first month of the regular season.
70. Cleveland- Reshad Jones, S, Georgia: After filling needs at DE and ILB, the Browns decide to keep working on the defensive side of the football, where they are very thin at the Safety position. Jones is an early entry into the draft who has great size, hits very hard and is known for making plays. He just needs to work on consistency.
71. Oakland- Sam Young, OT, Notre Dame: The Raiders now address arguably their biggest need by upgrading the OT position. Young has experience at both OT positions and shows very good strength and improving technique. He didn't get much help from the rest of his fellow Notre Dame linemen, but stood out. One thing he does need to work on is consistency.
72. Philadelphia (Via Seattle)- Mike Johnson, OG, Alabama: Many scouts would argue that Johnson is the best interior offensive lineman the draft has to offer. He has excellent size, very good technique and dispays solid footwork as well. I believe he displays enough ability to be tried in a variety of positions along the line. His versatility will be invaluable to a number of teams.
73. Buffalo- Jason Fox, OT, Miami: Here, the Bills finally begin to rebuild the offensive line. Fox was an Outland and Lombardi trophy candidate, who shows pretty good technique and very good footwork. He is more of a finesse type blocker, who needs to hit the weight room to continue his progression, but has a very high ceiling.
74. Chicago- Dezmon Briscoe, WR, Kansas: The main problem with the Bears is that they lack anything remotely close to a #1 WR. With no real ammunition to trade for an established player, they need to find one in the draft. Briscoe was the big play receiver for the pass happy Jayhawks. He has good size, excellent hands and separates consistently from defenders. He could be the big play receiver, Cutler needs.
75. Miami- Rob Gronokowski, TE, Arizona: Miami should be in the market for a pass catching TE. Gronokowski like Gresham, was projected very highly before the season started, but injuries cost him most of the season. He too, is also healing very well and should be healthy by the start of the season. He has ideal size, good hands and displays the ability to be a very effect blocker.
76. Jacksonville- Tony Pike, QB, U.C.: David Garrard is a first class "choke artist" who is on the wrong side of 30. Much of the reason the Jags stadium is half full is because the passing game stinks. The Jags must find a QB who can be the future of the franchise. Pike has one of the most effortless deliveries of any QB in the draft. He is extremely accurate, has a strong arm and is very mobile. I really have no knocks on him, except for the fact he needs to add weight, especially in his lower body. He did miss some time due to a shoulder injury, but came back and played very well. He could give Garrard a run for the starting job, right away.
77. Tennessee- Brandon Ghee, CB, Wake Forest: Needing to upgrade the secondary will be a priority for the Titans. They could also use some size at the CB spot. Ghee is one of the most highly regarded DB's in the draft. He has good size, very good coverage ability and pretty good hands as well. I could see him becoming Tennessee's #1 cover corner very quickly.
78. Carolina- Myron Lewis, CB, Vanderbilt: Not seeing the DT they covet, the Panthers look to upgrade the secondary with a sure-fire pick. Needing help at both CB and Safety, Lewis is a "tweener" that could be very effective at either spot. He has excellent size, is very physical and plays tight coverage.
79. San Francisco- Chad Jones, S, LSU: The Niners probably would've liked to see Pike still on the board, but with him gone, they look to add a playmaking Safety. Jones is another physical specimen with above average athleticism and very good range. He is instinctive and could immediately compete for a starting position.
80. Denver- Sean Lee, ILB, Penn State: Here, the Broncos don't see the DE that they want, so they look to fill the need at the ILB position instead. Sean Lee comes from a school known for kicking out very good NFL linebackers. He isn't the most athletic player, but he is super aggressive and has a non stop motor. He wraps up well on his tackles and is constsntly around the ball.
81. New York Giants- Mitch Petrus, OG, Arkansas: The Giants could lose both interior offensive linemen to free agency and must find a way to fill the holes. Petrus is a big, dominating blocker who can play a variety of positions on the O-Line if needed. He is strong and shows pretty good technique as well.
82. Atlanta- Al Verner, CB, UCLA: Atlanta definitely needs an upgrade at the cornerback position. Here, they luck out and land one of the most underrated guys at the position. Verner has good size, is very physical and covers opposing receivers very tightly. He is a ballhawk who will take some risks, but should pay high rewards as well.
83. Houston- Marshall Newhouse, OT/OG, TCU: The Texans are a team on the rise. They filled very important holes at DT and CB and now look to add some protection along the O-Line. Newhouse is a tremendous blocker with great technique. He plays OT, but really projects to OG on the next level. He is strong, shows good footwork and uses his hands, very well. His versatily will prove invaluable.
84. Pittsburgh- Syd'Quan Thompson, CB, California: The final piece of Pittsburgh's upgrade of the secondary, comes with this pick. Thompson is a tremendous cover corner with great speed, athleticism and instincts. The reason he falls to this point is because of his diminutive stature. If he were 3 inches taller, he may be a first rounder.
85. Cincinnati- Dekoda Watson, LB, Florida State: The Bengals have struck gold in the last couple of drafts when it comes to picking linebackers. Rivers and Maualuga are rising stars, but they could use one more guy to complete the trio. Watson is a pass rush specialist with great speed, technique and a quick burst to the QB. He is also aggressive when it comes to chasing down running backs as well.
86. Oakland (Via New England)- J.D. Walton, C/OG, Baylor: After taking a LT earlier in the round, the Raiders now look to further upgrade the O-Line with a franchise Center. Walton is big powerful and a tremendous run blocker. He shows good footwork and solid recognition when it comes to what the defense might do. He could come in and claim the starting Center position or start outside at OG.
87. Green Bay- Zane Beadles, OT, Utah: The Packers grabbed the top OG in the draft, but when you give up the most sacks in the NFL, you need much more help. Beadles is a tremendously underrated LT who may lack elite size, but his athleticism and superb footwork make him a valuable prospect. Utah has has had one of the better offenses in the NCAA, even with a Freshman QB. Much of his success has to do with the solid protection he receives up front.
88. Philadelphia- Jonathan Dwyer, RB, Georgia Tech: Brian Westbrook is a walking I.R. and much of that has to do with his small stature. LeSean McCoy has the same type of build. Philly needs a big, powerful RB for short yardage situations. Dwyer definitely has the size and despite a slow start to the season, he came on really strong and showed that he could be a great contributor on the next level.
89. Baltimore- Robert Johnson, S, Utah: Ed Reed has been the best Safety in the NFL for many years, but he seems less certain if he will return. The Ravens need to prepare for his departure. Johnson is another underrated prospect who has quietly compiled some very impressive stats over his college career. He has good size, speed and shows excellent range and tackling ability.
90. Arizona- O'Brien Schofield, OLB, Wisconsin: After taking offense with their first two picks, the Cardinals now select a pass rusher for their 3-4 defense. Schofield, seemingly came out of nowhere to become the most feared pass rusher in the Big 10. He flys off the edge and seems unstoppable when it comes to getting after the QB. His double digit sack total last season and slighter frame, makes him a good prospect as an OLB in the Arizona defense.
91. Dallas- Pat Angerer, ILB, Iowa: The Cowboys would like to add a little more intensity to the ILB position, where they have given up too many big plays. The Hawkeyes had arguably the top linebacking unit in the NCAA last season and Angerer was their emotional leader. He is aggressive and technically, one of the best tacklers in the draft. He ranked in the top 5 in the NCAA in total tackles. .
92. San Diego- Kyle Calloway, OT, Iowa: The mini run on Big 10 players conitnue as the Chargers look to upgrade the offensive line. Calloway is a great run blocker and a very accomplished pass blocker as well. He has good size, technique and is experienced at both OT positions, which make him a versatile prospect.
93. Cleveland (Via New York Jets)- Ryan Matthews, RB, Fresno State: The Browns would like to add an every down RB. Jerome Harrison put on a show at the end of the season, but there are some concerns whether he has the size to be an every down rusher. Matthews was the leading rusher in the NCAA and has the size and power necessary to be a solid compliment. With the unstable QB situation, look for the Browns to use a heavy dose of running in the 2010 season.
94. Minnesota- Akwasi Owusu-Ansah, CB, Indiana (Pa.): The Vikings look to upgrade the one area of the defense which could use a shot of youth and athleticism. Owusu-Ansah is widely regarded as the best of the small school corners. He has good size, speed and excellent coverage ability. He could turn out to be a great pro.
95. Indianapolis- Greg Hardy, DE, Mississippi: The Colts would like to add some size and youth to the DE position. Hardy appeared to be a sure-fire first round pick at one time, but several nagging injuries and a lot of missed games makes him fall to this point. If he can stay healthy, he could be a tremendous steal at this point.
96. New Orleans- Geno Atkins, DT, Georgia: The Saints are now getting the maximum potential from former first round DT, Sedrick Ellis, but would like to add another consistent performer next to him. Atkins was statistically one of the best interior D-Linemen in the NCAA. He has good size, strength and is a consistent performer against the run and the pass.
97. St. Louis- Demaryius Thomas, WR, Georgia Tech: The Rams need to add a deep threat to the passing game. Thomas didn't catch many passes last season, due to the nature of the Yellow Jackets' offense, but when he did, they were for huge gains. He is a big receiver with reliable hands and he lead the NCAA in average yards per catch with a little over 25. He could be a valuable redzone target.
98. Detroit- Austen Lane, DE, Murray State: The Lions need to add more of a consistent pass rush. They find real value here with a small school sack artist that dominated his level of competition. He is tall, rangy and aggressive and totaled 11 sacks and 19.5 tackles for loss in 2009.
99. Tampa Bay- Mike Neal, DT, Purdue: After missing out on a dominating DT in the earlier rounds, the Bucs find their man. Neal has great size, tremendous strength and is equally as good at stopping the run as he is at rushing the passer. He totaled 11.5 Tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks during his Senior season.
100. Kansas City- Danario Alexander, WR, Missouri: The Chiefs must find a go-to receiver for Matt Cassell. Luckily for them, the most underrated receiver in the entire draft is still available. Alexander has size, gets great separation and has soft hands. I believe he could be an even better version of former teammate, Jeremy Maclin.
101. Washington- John Jerry, OG/OT, Mississippi: If the Redskins draft a QB like Bradford, they're going to need to get him plenty of protection. Jerry is an OG prospect, who is mammoth. He overpowers defenders and his immense size may lead some teams to scout him as an OT prospect.
102. Seattle- Cord Howard, OG, Georgia Tech: Needing another upgrade to the O-Line, the Seahawks take an OG from one of the most productive O-Lines in the NCAA. Howard is a great run blocker and and pass blocker, who shows great footwork. He also fits the style of zone blocking that Seattle intends to run.
103. Cleveland- Dennis Landolt, OT, Penn State: Looking for a RT, the Browns are ecstatic to see an All American still available. Landolt is extremely consistent and is one of the better pass blockers in the draft, even though he is a solid run blocker as well. He is a pure RT, as he probably lacks the footwork to move to the left side.
104. Oakland- D'Anthony Smith, DT, Louisiana Tech: The Raiders have a ton of money invested in a group of underachieving DT's. It's about time they draft a guy who can live up to his potential. Smith was First Team All WAC. He shows good size, he's always around the football and he can rush the passer when asked.
105. Buffalo- Matt Tennant, C/OG, Boston College: The Bills found an OT earlier, now they look to upgrade the interior of the O-Line. Tennant seems to always be in the mix, when it comes to who is the best Center prospect. He is smart, strong and moves pretty well for a man of his size. Boston College has a reputation for turning out some pretty impressive interior linemen in the NFL.
106. Jacksonville- Larry Asante, S, Nebraska: Drafting Reggie Nelson has been a huge mistake for the Jags. They must find a guy who can come in and fill the holes that have been in the secondary all year. Asante is a true shutdown Safety who was the leader of the the Cornhuskers secondary. He has decent size, good hands and great instincts. He should have no problems winning a starting job opposite Alexander.
107. Chicago- Roger Saffold, OT, Indiana: Inconsistency along the O-Line was a big reason why the Bears had a sub par season. Saffold is the best OT left on the board. He is big, strong and has a very high ceiling. He shows good run blocking abilities, decent footwork and good hand placement, but must work on improving his pass protection.
108. Miami- Eric Norwood, OLB, South Carolina: Miami would like to add another pass rusher to their defense. Norwood is an undersized DE who has tallied 16 total sacks over the last 2 seasons. He is fast and displays some pretty good moves. Making a move to OLB should benefit him in a big way.
109. New York Giants- Myron Rolle, S, Florida State: The Giants now look to upgrade the secondary with some added Safety help. Rolle took a year off after pursuing his education as a Rhodes Scholar in 2009. In 2008, he was widely regarded as one of the top safeties in the NCAA. He showed solid coverage ability and was a big hitter, but teams will be drafting him solely on what they saw in 2008.
110. Tennessee- Ted Larsen, C/OG, N.C. State: Kevin Mawae is ancient. The Titans must look to the future and draft his eventual replacement. Seeing a solid prospect like Larsen, they decide to draft him. He shows good footwork, intelligence and an ability to maintain his blocks. He may start out as an OG, but will eventually take over at Center.
111. Carolina- Corey Peters, DT, Kentucky: The Panthers need to add depth to the interior of the defensive line. Peters is tremendously underrated and is one of the most balanced D-Linemen in the draft. He shows good size, aggression and has been known to knock down a lot of passes at the line of scrimmage.
112. San Francisco- Corey Wooton, DE, Northwestern: The Niners could always add some depth to the DE position. They might end up with a steal here. Wooten had 16 tackles for loss and 10 sacks in 2008, but this past season his numbers fell off a cliff after suffering some injuries. He still finished his college career with 19.5 career sacks and his size could make him an attractive prospect for 3-4 and 4-3 teams.
113. Denver- Alex Carrington, DE, Arkansas State: Even though they waited a while to fill their biggest need, the Broncos will be quite pleased with who they land. Carrington has great size, technique and dominated his level of competition. Last season, he compiled a 9 sacks and a whopping 14.5 tackles for loss. He wouldn't last much longer.
114. Pittsburgh- C.J. Wilson, DE, ECU: The Steelers' defense didn't look the same when they lost Aaron Smith for the season. They could use some added depth at the DE position to counter any further injuries. Wilson is a big DE who would fit perfectly in a 3-4 system. At 6'3" 280 lbs, he could play inside or out. He collected double digit tackles for loss and a desire to get after the QB.
115. Atlanta- Kurt Coleman, S, Ohio State: After finding what they hope to be their shut down corner, the Falcons now look to upgrade the Safety position. Coleman may be the one Safety, besides Berry and Thomas with the highest pro potential. He is aggressive, instinctive and is a true ballhawk when it comes to creating turnovers. He'll surprise a lot of people in the NFL.
116. Houston- Ed Dickson, TE, Oregon: Houston could lose Owen Daniels to free agency. Seeing a tough, pass catching TE still on the board, they take action. Dickson was one of the leading receivers for the Ducks and is an improving blocker as well. He would make the deaprture of Owens a much softer blow to handle.
117. New England- Brandon Carter, OG/OT, Texas Tech: The Patriots pass protection began to break down as the season wore on. They seem to like using O-Linemen who can play multiple positions and that is what Carter offers. He is huge and plays with a bit of a mean streak. He did get suspended earlier in the season for violating team rules, but given what we now know about coach Leach, who knows if it was warranted?
118. Cincinnati- Anthony McCoy, TE, USC: Much of the Bengals passing woes had to do with not having a true TE in their repetoire. McCoy has soft hands, runs great routes and is one of the best blockers of any TE in the draft. He could add a new dimension to the Bengals offense.
119. Philadephia- Jerome Murphy, CB, South Florida: Philly ranked in the middle of the pack when it came to pass defense, but they gave up too many big plays last season and could use another solid defender. Murphy has good size, speed and is pretty physical for a corner, but will take some unnecessary risks at times.
120. Green Bay- Joe McKnight, RB, USC: The Packers are a pass first offense, much of that is because they have an inconsistent running game. McKnight is a shifty runner with decent size and breakaway speed. He shows very good vision and is a pretty good receiver out of the backfield. He adds another dimension to the offense.
121. Baltimore- John Asamoah, OG, Illinois: Baltimore may have the best you OT tandem in the NFL right now, but they could use some help in the interior of the O-Line. Asamoah is a tremendous run blocker and an improving pass protector, but needs a little work when it comes to sustaining his position.
122. Arizona- Torrell Troup, NT, UCF: The Cardinals will definitely be in the market for a NT. Troup is highly underrated, athletic and shows good quickness for a man of his size. He has a good motor and was the plug in the middle of the UCF D-Line. .
123. Dallas- Carlton Mitchell, WR, South Florida: Dallas found their go to receiver with Austin Miles, but they need more production from his supporting cast. Mitchell is a big WR who put up some impressive numbers. He has good hands, gets separation from defenders and despite being an early entry, he appears ready to step up his game.
124. San Diego- Willie Young, OLB, N.C. State: The Chargers must look for more of a pass rush. They might strike gold with this pick. Young has been one of the most consistent pass rushers in the ACC, but may lack the size to be a DE in a 4-3 scheme. If moved to OLB, he could utilize his speed and athleticism to put up big numbers.
125. Philadephia (Via New York Jets)- Harry Coleman, S/OLB, LSU: The Eagles could use more depth at both the linebacker and safety positions. With this selection, they take a player experienced at both spots. Coleman is a converted Safety who moved to OLB and proved just as valuable. He is athletic, pretty fast and tackles well.
126. Minnesota- Kade Weston, DT, Georgia: Pat Williams is getting older and may not hold up too much longer. This is the time for the Vikings to start grooming his eventual replacement. Weston had a terriffic season and actually put up better stats than his teammate, the much more heralded Jeff Owens. He may not start right away, but he could be rotated in, and the Vikings shouldn't miss a beat.
127. Indianapolis- Amari Spievey, CB, Iowa: After upgrading the D-Line and linebacking units, the Colts now wish to work on the secondary, where they ranked toward the bottom of the league. Spievey is an early entry who displays good size, speed and was very respected among Big 10 QB's. He developed a reputation as a shutdown corner and QB's rarely looked his way.
128. New Orleans- George Selvie, DE, South Florida: Will Smith could be a coveted free agent so the Saints might look to add a pass rusher or two in the draft. Selvie was once considered the top DE in the NCAA after a monster freshman year, but his stats began to fall off, once opponents began double teaming him. He came on a little at the end of the season and could be a steal, this late in the draft.
129. St. Louis- Kam Chancellor, S, Virginia Tech: The Rams could lose Atogwe to free agency. Chancellor would provide insurance.
130. Detroit- Reggie Carter, LB, UCLA: Sims has not lived up to his expectations. Carter would provide immediate competition for one of the starting positions.
131. Cleveland (Via Tampa Bay)- Dan LeFevour, QB, Central Michigan: If Quinn falters, LeFevour could be used in wildcat situations to add another dimension to the Browns offense. He would provide a change of pace.
132. Washington- Jared Veldheer, OT, Hillsdale: The Redskins find a diamond in the rough. Veldheer is a huge LT prospect who dominated his level of competition. He looks ready to take his game to the next level.
133. Miami (Via Kansas City)- Rodderick Muckleroy, ILB, Texas: The Dolphins would like to add more depth to the linebacking position. This time, they take a one of the more underrated players in the draft. He was a key contributor to the Longhorns defense.
134. Oakland- Jarrett Brown, QB, West Virginia: I know Al Davis does not want to admit he is wrong about JaMarcus Russell, but he has to bring in some competition. Brown is just as athletic as Russell and has a more accurate arm.
135. Seattle- Linval Joseph, DT, ECU: The Seahawks find their man to anchor the middle of the D-Line. Joseph is huge, strong and plays well against the run, but needs to be more consistent. He is an early entry into the draft who quickly took over as the most dominant D-Lineman for the Pirates.
136. Cleveland- Chris Hawkins, CB, LSU: The Browns would like to add another corner who can compete for a starting spot. Hawkins has good size and is one of the more physical corners in the draft.
137. Buffalo- Malcolm Shepherd, DT, Arkansas: The Bills would like to add another young body in the middle of the D-Line. Shepherd is smaller, but very athletic and a good pass rusher.
138. Kansas City (Via Miami)- Brandon Lang, OLB, Troy: Kansas City would like to add more of a pass rush. Lang is a tremendously quick DE who is a bit undersized. If moved to OLB in a 3-4 scheme, he could put up big stats.
139. Jacksonville- Daryl Sharpton, LB, Miami: Clint Ingram is average at best. The Jaguars would love to find an upgrade at the OLB position. Sharpton is quick, aggressive and has a knack for making big plays.
140. Chicago- Lindsey Witten, DE, UConn.: Due to the tragic death of Gaines Adams, the Bears will be looking for a young DE who can get after the QB. Witten has good size and was one of the most productive sack artist in the NCAA.
141. Detroit (Via Denver)- Kurtis Gregory, OG, Missouri: The Lions would like to add some more protection for their young QB. Gregory is a tremendous pass protector and an improving run blocker as well.
142. New York Giants- Brian Jackson, CB, Oklahoma: Still working on upgrading the secondary, the Giants find a CB with a knack for creating turnovers. He could compete for a starting position or help out on special teams.
143. Tennessee- Barry Church, S, Toledo: The Titans would like to add a playmaking Safety. Church is widely regarded as the Top Safety in the MAC. He shows good size, above average speed. He is a 4 time First Team All MAC performer and a semi-finalist for the Jim Thorpe award.
144. Kansas City (Via Carolina)- Da'Mon Cromartie-Smith, S, UTEP: The Chiefs see one more Safety left on the board that they feel can compete for a starting job. Cromartie-Smith hits hard and was one of the top tacklers in the NCAA.
145. San Francisco- John Skelton, QB, Fordham: Even though Alex Smith has improved this season, the Niners would like to add some competition. Skelton has prototypical size and great athleticism, but needs to work on his accuracy.
146. Houston- Jordan Shipley, WR, Texas: The Texans would love to develop another option for Schaub, in case Johnson gets double teamed. Shipley is extremely reliable, has soft hands and runs great routes.
147. Pittsburgh- Jeff Owens, NT, Georgia: Casey Hampton is a free agent and the Steelers would like to find a younger, more athletic NT. Owens has the ability to take over games, but was largely inconsistent last year and was outplayed by his teammates. If he can get things back on track, he could be a steal.
148. Atlanta- Earl Mitchell, DT, Arizona: The Falcons would like to add a more consistent run stuffer in the middle of the D-Line. Mitchell put up some very impressive stats this past season and shows great aggression.
149. Cincinnati- Eric Decker, WR, Minnesota: Given the death of Chris Henry, the Bengals will be in the market for a big play receiver. Decker has size, great hands and was one of the best deep threats in the Big 10. He can also be a weapon in the wildcat.
150. Oakland (Via Denver Via New England)- Rennie Curran, LB, Georgia: Curran is an athletic, early entry into the draft and given that the Raiders may lose multiple starters at linebacker, to free agency, he'd be a valuable addition.
151. Green Bay- Mick Williams, DE, Pitt: Johnny Jolly is facing felony drug charges and this could leave the Packers thin at the DE spot. Williams is a big DE who could be used in a 4-3 or a 3-4 scheme,
Fisher or Joekel or Lane Johnson for #5 overall. I have settled on Johnson as my preference. The only thing Joekel and Fisher have over him is experience at LT. 2 years from now, Lane Johnson will be known as the best LT of this draft!