1. Detroit Lions - JASON SMITH; OT; fantastic athletic ability; can move and block; Pro-Bowl potential by the 10-11 season. Matthew Stafford will slip and going after a QB without protection on that line would be a bad move. Get an OT, solidify the line for years to come. If they win 3 games next year with that young bunch, its 3x more than what they accomplished last year. The Lions cannot take a LB in Curry at the #1 spot even though he's touted to be as good or better than Brian Urlacher. If the Lions want a QB, they have options later in the draft. Godser Cherilus should stay at right tackle as Smith can use his ability to play LT.
2. St. Louis Rams - Aaron Curry; LB; "safest pick in the NFL draft," and honestly, why not? I know that holes on the line and WR are needed to be filled, but with Smith taken at the first spot the Rams shouldn't hesitate to incorporate Curry into the system. If they are crazy and try to fill the shoes of Orlando Pace, they go for a tackle in Everette Brown. Would you really want to pass on Curry if he was avaialble?
3. Kansas City Chiefs - Michael Crabtree, WR - Scott Pioli defies the media critics and goes with Crabtree based on his size and strength. Wihth Matt Cassell inked in, the Chiefs need a compliment to Dywane Bowe. Pioli likes his defense, but I think if Cassell is as legit as everyone thinks, having Michael Crabtree as a younger and more powerful Randy Moss type WR, they would put up some serious points per game. By grabbing Crabtree, they eliminate any chance of the Raiders going after him, a major blow to a division foe.
4. Seattle Seahawks - Eugene Monroe - LT -TJ Houshmandzadeh was a big signing for the Seahawks, who will be a good compliment to Deion Branch. Matt Hasslebeck has a little left in him, so if the Hawks want someone to actually protect him, they go with Eugene Monroe. Monroe started at UVA as a freshman handling all top DE's in the ACC. The guy will be a brick wall. Stafford looks good here too, but dont tell Hasslebeck that..
5. Cleveland Browns - Everette Brown - OLB; The Browns ranked 28th in the league in rush defense and second to last at passing defense. Curry will be gone by now. Brown had 13.5 sacks and 21 half tackles for losses last year. NASTY.. Known as a hybrid mix of Terrell Suggs and John Abraham, the Browns get a defensive maniac in Brown.
6. Cincinatti Bengals - Michael Johnson - DE; ** reach pick ** I thought the Bengals were supposed to be a good team last year, but at least they tied the Eagles. "They just need to fix the defensive side of things," people say. Well, I agree. This is a huge reach for a team littered with injuries. His 6ft 7" 266lb frame and notable energy would be a good fit for this team. As long as their offense stays healthy (which is never) and they build up their defense, I cant see why this team couldn't double their wins from last season.
7. Oakland Raiders - Brian Orakpo, OLB - I am calling it right now. Terrell Owens is going to be a Raider, so no need for Al Davis to get his old granny panties in a bunch. Orakpo is a proven DE as we have seen at the Combine, the Senior Bowl and during his college career. Al is crazy. This is a safe pick where Orakpo can lead the Raider Nation on a sold defense.
8. Jacksonville Jaguars- Two holes are needed to fill, and both happen to be on the line. With the departure of Marcus Stroud whom left to the Bills last year, John Henderson needs help. BJ Raji is also an option, but Oher is a very talented tackle whom will be a staple of your O-Line for years to come. The Michael Oher story should be compelling enough to have him as a teammate. He did a great job in the tough SEC and will eliminate a lot of the sacks given up by this team from last years poor efforts.
9. Green Bay Packers - Malcolm Jenkins - Dom Capers is switching the Pack's defense to a 3-4 scheme this year. With Best player avaialable and still many options to pick from, Jenkins is a solid DB ; in fact the #1 DB in this year's draft class. The Pack is known to grab best player avaialble, so if there are any freak picks (see AL DAVIS) ahead of them, I wouldn't put it by the execs to grab Jenkins and let him take control as CB or even FS.
10. San Francisco 49ers- B.J Raji - NT; The loss of Bryant Young was a big hit to the 49ers D-Line. This team could contain opponents with the linebackers and DB's, but quarterbacks had all day to move around in the pocket. If Raji falls to #10, the 49ers must grab him. After picking up Damon Huard for nothing to compete with Alex Smith as Shaun Hill's backup, there is no need to jump on a QB like Stafford or Sanchez. Raji would settle in nicely under Singletary. He would join a defensive unit that is young and will be kept together. The 49ers cap room is ridiculous, so they will start locking up current players like Patrick Willis to multi-year contracts. With guys like Nate Clements at DB, Willis and Takeo Spikes in the middle and young Raji to hound the QB, the 49ers will have a defense not to wrecken with.