Ladies and gentlemen, here is what you have all been waiting for. Well, you probably haven't been waiting for it at all, you just logged in to see this draft posted and decided to click on it. Well, it's been a fun 2.5 months, now its time to get some Salsa con Queso and Chips and watch it unfold. Plus, I don't have any candy. Made you click though, am I right?
1) St. Louis Rams - Sam Bradford, QB, Oklahoma
Don't be surprised id Cleveland trades up for this spot. "The Walrus" loves his QB's. Bradford is stock is rising higher than the number 1 pick, if you can imagine that happening. I have heard such ridiculous shenanigans that the Steelers, should they trade Big Ben, would be in play for this pick so they can get Bradford. Bradford will be the richest rookie ever, probably making 50 million dollars guaranteed.
2) Detroit Lions - Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska
If I hear one more moron who thinks they should get Okung at this spot over Suh (*cough*Bucky Brooks*cough*), I'm just gonna snap. Suh's freakin nickname is "House of Spears". McCoy is maybe a tad better in the 3 technique than Suh, but Suh is the better DT all around. With Vandenbosh in the mix, plus Corey Williams from Cleveland, and all of a sudden, Detroit has one of the better d-lines in football. If they can get some production from Pac-Man Jones, along with Louis Delmas - Detroit is headed in the right direction.
3) Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Gerald McCoy, DT, Oklahoma
Probably the easiest pick in the draft. Whoever Detroit takes, Tampa takes the other. There is not a single more dominant player in the draft when McCoy is in the 3 technique. Reminds you of Warren Sapp.
4) Washington Redskins - Trent Williams, OT, Oklahoma
I'm going against the grain here, because Williams simply fits the Redskin's new zone blocking scheme. Williams has the most upside out of any tackle in the draft. Just look at what Shanahan did with Ryan Clady.
5) Kansas City Chiefs - Russell Okung, OT, Oklahoma State
Kansas City has got to be thrilled with getting Okung here. Now, they can kick Brandon Albert inside, and the o-line gets better in 2 spots with one pick. Cassell needs to stand upright is he wants to complete passes.
6) Seattle Seahawks - Eric Berry, S, Tennessee
Not the biggest need for Seattle, but landing Berry could pay dividends in the long run. Berry is argualbly the best prospect in the draft. He has the potential to become an all-timer, and that is something I don't think you can pass up on.
7) Cleveland Browns - Dez Bryant, WR, Oklahoma State
I have Dez going a bit higher than most would expect. I think his character concerns are blown way out of proportion. When you're best receiver on the team is Mohammed Massequoi, you need some weapons. Cleveland's defense was not as bad as the numbers say, because they played more defense than anyone else.
Anthony Davis has the ability to be a great tackle, as long as he doesn't get himself in trouble. He is a pure pass blocker, sometimes relies too much on his long arms to get the job done. But his attitude and ability is a perfect fit in Raiderville.
9) Buffalo Bills - Bryan Bulaga, OT, Iowa
Bryan is one of the most solid tackles in this draft. If you think they should get Clausen, consider this: look at the production of Trent Edwards with and without Jason Peters. I think I've made my point.
10) Jacksonville Jaguars - Derrick Morgan, DE, Georgia Tech
Jacksonville didn't solve their pass rush problems with one signing of Aaron Kampman. He's 30, and going to command double teams. Derrick is probably the best all-around DE in the draft.
11) Denver Broncos - Rolando McClain, ILB, Alabama
Denver doesn't get their Dez Bryant, but they get someone just as good. There was a reason Denver tried to pry Harris from the Jets last offseason. McClain apparently has some inconsistent periods, but that is mostly coming from Todd McShay, who thinks everyone has work ethic issues. Best overall LB in the draft, perfect fit in the 3-4.
12) Miami Dolphins - Dan Williams, DT, Tennessee
With the receiver situation all figured out, the attention turns to defense. Jason Ferguson is old, and out for the first 9 games with a suspension. You don't find many space eating NTs walking around, and Miami lock this spot up.
13) San Francisco 49ers - Earl Thomas, S, Texas
It's now a debate whether Thomas is as good, or even better that Berry. He is the most instinctive Safety to some out in years. Also fills a need for San Fran, they have got to take him here.
14) Seattle Seahawks - Jason Pierre-Paul, DE, USF
Seattle had one of the most inconsistent defenses in the league last year. They would have a shutout one game, and then let up 40 points the next. Pierre-Paul is a gamble, but a gamble Seattle has to be willing to take.
15) New York Giants - C.J. Spiller, RB, Clemson
What made the Giants so successful in '07 and '08 was their ability to run the ball. They have Jacobs and Bradshaw, but Jacobs is wearing down. Spiller, behind what is still a pretty good offensive line, can do some serious damage both running the ball and on special teams.
16) Tennessee Titans - Brandon Graham, DE, Michigan
Losing VandenBosch leaves a void at DE. Graham has some great pass-rushing ability, as well as the ability to play the run from being in the Big 10, and he just fits the 4-3 scheme better.
17) San Francisco 49ers - Jimmy Clausen, QB, Notre Dame
BAM. I have dropped the Clausen bomb. You just get this feeling that the 49ers are not happy with their QB, no matter how many they bring in. Training camp is going to get very interesting with a 3-way battle for the starting job.
18) Pittsburgh Steelers - Mike Iupati, G, Idaho
I get the feeling from the Pittsburgh organization that they want to get back to running the football. Iupati absolutely stole the show at the Senior Bowl, blowing up the best defensive linemen off the ball. He's a bit raw, but his raw ability is exactly what Pittsburgh needs.
19) Atlanta Falcons - Joe Hayden, CB,
The Falcons take the BPA here. Somehow, someway, Hayden slips. I hate it, because he's got a great career in front of him.
20) Houston Texans - Kyle Wilson, CB, Boise State
I'm a huge Wilson fan. He's probably the most pro-ready of all the corners, and has that cockiness that you want in a corner. He's good in press coverage and zone. Fills the void left by Daunta Robinson.
21) Cincinnati Bengals - Jermaine Gresham, TE, Oklahoma
Look for Cinci to be a candidate to trade up for a guy like Earl Thomas. But for now, i'll give them the best pass-catching TE in the draft to help out poor Carson.
22) New England Patriots - Sergio Kindle, OLB, Texas
For a long time now, the Pats have been trying to generate a pass rush via old, again journeyman veterans. I'm surprised Adailus Thomas is hanging around, but Kindle is the best conversion LB in the draft. Great value here.
23) Green Bay Packers - Maurkice Pouncey, C, Florida
Green Bay could use help all over their line, and none of the tackles left deserve the 23 picks. Even Nick Mangold was not rated as highly as Pouncey is coming out of Florida. More pro ready than Iupati.
24) Philadelphia Eagles - Devin McCourty, CB, Rutgers
Philly is another candidate to move up for Earl Thomas or Kyle Wilson/Joe Hayden. They lost Sheldon Brown in a trade, and their pass defense left much to be desired last year. With the amount of blitzing they do, you need good coverage on the back end.
25) Baltimore Ravens - Jared Oderick, DE/DT, Penn State
If Baltimore wants to retain it's position as a defensive team, they have to get younger up front. Trevor Price is ancient, and their inability to get to the QB made their secondary look terrible.
26) Arizona Cardinals - Sean Weatherspoon, LB, Missouri
Weatherspoon was never originally meant to play in the 3-4, but he can make a nice transition to the inside position. He can cover well and just plains hunts. Much needed replacement for Karlos Dansby.
27) Dallas Cowboys - Charles Brown, OT, USC
Watch for a trade up with the 49ers here. The release of Flozell Adams only makes it more obvious that the Cowboys want better play from their tackles. Their offensive line play basically cost them the NFC Divisional game.
28) San Diego Chargers - Terrence Cody, DT, Alabama
The Bolts can go either DT or RB here. It's a hell of a lot easier to get RBs, so grab the NT while you can. Cody is strictly a 2-down player, and his weight will be a constant frustration, but the kid can play.
29) New York Jets - Jerry Hughes, OLB/DE, TCU
Here he is! I knew you wanted him. Jerry will likely start as a situational rusher, and as he develops into a more complete OLB, he will eventually start. Hughes is one of the best pure pass rushers in the draft.
30) Minnesota Vikings - Kareem Jackson, CB, Alabama
Kareem is flying up draft boards, and lands on a team that is starving for young players in the secondary.
31) Indianapolis Colts - Patrick Robinson, CB, Florida State
When Dwight Freeney isn't in the game, the vulnerability of the Colt's secondary was exposed. Robinson will make an easy transition into the Colt's Cover-2, opportunistic defense.
32) New Orleans Saints - Daryl Washington
New Orleans lost a good player in Scott Fujita when he signed with the Browns. Daryl is small enough to contribute as a weak-side outside linebacker.
33. St. Louis Rams -Brian Price, DT,UCLA
It's best player available from here on out for the Rams.
34. Detroit Lions - Jahvid Best, RB, Cal
Detroit has been searching for another RB for a long time now.
35. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Demetrious Thomas, WR, Georgia Tech
The best WR on the roster is Mike Brown. Ouch.
36. Kansas City Chiefs - Golden Tate, WR, Notre Dame
Awwww. Tate and Weis are re-united.
37. Philadelphia Eagles (from Washington) - Nate Allen, S, USF
Boy, Philly sure missed Dawkins, didn't they?
38. Cleveland Browns- Everson Griffin, DE, USC
Defensive help for a team that needs it.
39. Oakland Raiders - Navarro Bowman, OLB, Penn State
Rebuild that LB core.
40. San Diego Chargers (from Seattle) - Ryan Matthews, RB, Fresno State
Hey! They still got Matthews anyway!
41. Buffalo Bills - Tim Tebow, QB, Florida
Because it's cool to predict Tebow in the second round.
42. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (from Chicago) - Tyson Alualu, DE/ DT, Cal
All of a sudden, Tampa has a formidable pair of DT's.
43.Denver Broncos - Ricky Sapp, DE, Clemson
Sapp + Dumervil = Chaos.
44. New England (from Jacksonville) - Austen Lane, DE, Murray State
Continue rebuilding that D-line.
45. Denver Broncos - Rob Gronkowski, TE, Arizona
Replace Tony Scheffler.
46. New York Giants - Sean Lee, LB, Penn State
Good value, and a position of need.
47. New England Patriots (from Tennessee) - Jason Worilds, OLB, Virginia Tech
Bill loves his pass-rushers.
48. Carolina Panthers - Arrelious Benn, WR, Illinois
Even Steve Smith is saying they need WR help.
49. San Francisco 49ers - Jared Veldheer, OT, Hillside
San Fran needs a right tackle in the worst way.
50. Kansas City Chiefs (from Atlanta) - Koa Misi, OLB, Utah.
Flying up draft boards, would be a great fit for KC.
51. Houston Texans - Taylor Mays, S, USC
Houston loves super-aggressive, intense defensive players.
52. Pittsburgh Steelers - Johnothan Dwyer, RB, Stanford
Pittsburgh completes its offensive transformation with a complement to Mendenhall.
53. New England Patriots - Dexter McCluster, RB/WR, Ole Miss
Bill loves his little gadgets and toys.
54. Cincinnati Bengals - Mike Williams, WR, Syracuse
If there's a team to take talent over character, its Cincinnati.
55. Philadelphia Eagles - Linval Joseph, DT, ECU
Trent Cole is one man.
56. Green Bay Packers - Perrish Cox, CB, Oklahoma State
All Harris is so old, he played with BRETT FAVRE!! BURN!! Wait, that really doesn't mean much.
57. Baltimore Ravens - Damien Williams, WR, USC
Great value here. WR still a need for Baltimore.
58. Arizona Cardinals - Bruce Campbell, OT, Maryland
Arizona's OT problems were masked by Warner's ability to get rid of the ball.
59. Dallas Cowboys - Chad Jones, S, LSU
Dallas didn't release Hamlin for no reason. Unless Jerry talked about him in a bar or something.
60. Seattle (from San Diego) - Vladimir Ducasse, OT, Massachusetts
Get your tackles while you still can.
61. New York Jets - Cam Thomas, DT, North Carolina
Kris Jenkins is getting up in age. Rex could also use someone to eat as much as he does in the cafeteria so he doesn't look bad.
62. Minnesota - Colt McCoy, QB, Texas
He's a perfect successor to the almighty Favre.
63. Indianapolis - Lamarr Houston, DT, Texas
Indy has been getting DT's off the scrap heap for far too long.
64. New Orleans - Carlos Dunlap, DE, Florida
Talent is too great to pass up.