1. Detroit- Matthew Stafford(QB:Georgia)
John Kitna was sent to the Cowboys, Dan Orlovsky still remains a free agent, Drew Stanton can't remain healthy enough to actually play, and Dante Culpepper is certainly not the long-term answer. All signs all certainly pointing to the Lions selecting their franchise quarterback with the first pick.
2. St. Louis- Jason Smith(OT:Baylor)
3. Kansas City- Aaron Curry(OLB:Wake Forrest)
The Chiefs might want to go with an offensive lineman here to protect their new investment. However, I believe that Scott Pioli understands that the defense must be the cornerstone of a successful frachise. It's impossible to remain balanced on offense when your defense gets you in a hole early.
4. Seattle- Eugene Monroe(OT:Virginia)
5. Cleveland- Brian Orakpo(DE:Texas)
Being a defensive coach, Mangini will try to revive this frachise starting on the defensive side. The Browns only had 17 sacks last season, and need much help there.
6. Cincinnati- Michael Crabtree(WR:Texas Tech)
Although the Bengals need an offensive lineman, they will not pass on Crabtree falling to them with the 6th.
7. Oakland- B.J. Raji(DT:BC)
If the Raiders want to even be considered respectable, they must improve their run defense.
8. Jacksonville- Michael Oher(OT:Ole Miss)
9. Green Bay- Everette Brown(DE:Florida State)
With the Packers moving to a 3-4 defense next season, Everette Brown would be a great candidate for the outside rusher spot.
10. San Francisco- Malcolm Jenkins(FS/CB:Ohio State)
With Curry, Orakpo, Breown, and Raji all off the board, the 49ers address their need for a safety with this pick.
11. Buffalo- Brian Cushing(OLB:USC)
The Bills defense let them down last season, and like San Francisco, since the top guys are all off the board, the Bills opt to sure up their linebacker position.
12. Denver- Rey Maualuga(MLB:USC)
13. Washington- Clay Matthews(OLB:USC)
14. New Orleans- Sean Smith(S/CB:Utah)
With the Saints Offense scoring so many points, it's hard to imagine them being an 8-8 team. That's why they'll use this pick to improve their secondary.
15. Houston- Peria Jerry(DT:Ole Miss)
16. San Diego- Tyson Jackson(DE:LSU)
The loss of Igor Olshansky left a vacancy at the defensive end position.
17. New York Jets- Mark Sanchez(QB:USC)
With Sanchez still on the board, the Jets cannot pass on him.
18. Chicago- Jeremy Macklin(WR:Mizzu)
With the release of Marty Booker, and Brandon Lloyd still a free agent, that leaves Rashied Davis as the starting wide receiver opposite Devin Hester. Macklin is definitely an upgrade here, and provides the Bears with a wide receiving corps that cannot be ignored.
19. Tampa Bay- Josh Freeman(QB:Kansas State)
20. Detroit(from Dallas)- Andre Smith(OT:Alabama)
The Lions jump on the chance to draft their franchise tackle as well.
21. Philadelphia- Chris Wells(RB:Ohio State)
22. Minnesota- Alex Mack(C:California)
23. New England- Vontae Davis(CB:Illinois)
24. Atlanta- Brandon Pettigrew(TE:Oklahoma State)
25. Miami- Ron Brace(DT:BC)
With the difficulty of finding a quality nose tackle, the Dolphins will try their luck with Brace.
26. Baltimore James Laurinaitis(MLB:Ohio State)
27. Indianapolis- Hakeem Nicks(WR:UNC)
28. Philadelphia(from Carolina)- Louis Delmas(S:Western Michigan)
29. New York Giants- Darrius Heyward-Bey(WR:Maryland)
30. Tennessee- Evander Hood(DT:Mizzu)
31. Arizona- Knowshon Moreno(RB:Georgia)
32. Pittsburgh- Max Unger(C:Oregon)