1. Detroit- Matthew Stafford(QB:Georgia)-
John Kitna was sent to the Cowboys, Dan Orvlovsky still remains a free agent, Drew Stanton can't remain healthy enough to actually play, and Daunte 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)-
The Rams offensive line last season was just that...offensive. And it looks as though they are shopping Orlando Pace around for a third rounder. If they honor Torry Holt's wishes and release him, Crabtree might become a candidate here.
3. Kansas City- Eugene Monroe(OT:Virginia)-
The Chiefs will want to protect their new investment by selecting Monroe with this pick.
4. Seattle- Michael Oher(OT:Ole Miss)-
5. Cleveland- Aaron Curry(OLB:Wake Forrest)-
Given Curry's versatility and Cleveland's need for all linebackers, the Browns are happy drafting him here.
6. Cincinnati- Andre Smith(OT:Alabama)-
With Stacey Andrews going to Philly, Levi Jones' poor performance last season, and the fact that they haven't pursued a FA tackle, I tend to believe that they'll select Smith with this pick.
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 Crabtree(WR:Texas Tech)-
With no true number one wide receiver, Jacksonville will take a chance on Crabtree.
9. Green Bay- Brian Orakpo(DE/OLB:Texas)-
With the Packers moving to a 3-4 defense next season, Orakpo would be a great candidate for the outside rusher spot.
10. San Francisco- Eben Britton(OT:Arizona)-
11. Buffalo- Everette Brown(DE:Florida State)-
12. Denver- Rey Maualuga(MLB:USC)-
13. Washington- Brian Cushing(OLB:USC)-
14. New Orleans- Malcolm Jenkins(FS/CB:Ohio State)-
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- Michael Johnson(DE:Georgia Tech)-
The Bears will look to return the defense to their regular position in the top ten.
19. Tampa Bay- Josh Freeman(QB:Kansas State)-
20. Detroit(from Dallas)- James Laurinaitis(MLB:Ohio State)-
There's really not a position that cannot be upgraded on an 0-16 team. The Lions will pick the "quarterback of the defense" with this pick.
21. Philadelphia- Chris Wells(RB:Ohio State)-
Adds the power to the speed and versatility of Brian Westbrook.
22. Minnesota- Alex Mack(C:California)-
23. New England- Vontae Davis(CB:Illinois)-
Even though they signed Shawn Springs, the Patriots jump at the chance to draft Davis.
24. Atlanta- Brandon Pettigrew(TE:Oklahoma State)-
25. Miami- Aaron Maybin(DE/OLB:Penn State)-
The Dolphins could use Maybin to start opposite Joey Porter, and rotate in Matt Roth to help Porter last through the season and into the playoffs. He should also help keep the offense more honest by keeping them from double-teaming Porter every play.
26. Baltimore- Jeremy Macklin(WR:Mizzu)-
27. Indianapolis- Evander Hood(DT:Mizzu)-
28. Philadelphia(from Carolina)- Sean Smith(S/CB:Utah)-
29. New York Giants- Darrius Heyward-Bey(WR:Maryland)-
Heyward-Bey gives Eli that big-play receiver when Plaxico Burress is shooting himself in the leg.
30. Tennessee- Darius Butler(CB:UCONN)-
31. Arizona- Knowshon Moreno(RB:Georgia)-
32. Pittsburgh- Max Unger(C:Oregon)-