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First Round Thoughts
- Stafford to the Lions looks official. I understand the move, and I'm sure they think they can get a good OT at #20. I still would have taken one of Smith, Monroe, or Curry if I were the   Lions. Rams on the Clock.
- Speculation that the Chiefs and Falcons are talking about a Glenn Dorsey for picks trade. If this happens and Pioli pulls Atlanta's 1st and 3rd round picks it's robbery by KC.
- Chris Berman is at the end of his run. Where is Trey Wingo? NFL Network it is.
- Baylor LT Jason Smith to the Rams. I'm ok w/ this pick. I think Monroe is less of a gamble, but Smith definitely fits the St. Louis offense. On a side note, there is always a player that gets more pub than needed. This year that guy is Mark Sanchez. Yes, he's a good looking QB prospect, but there are many questions(ability to anticipate, willingness to throw into NFL coverages, and arm strength to get it there).
- If KC drafts Tyson Jackson they have made a BIG mistake. Who drafts a DE that can barely rush the passer at #3. Aaron Curry or B.J. Ragi(if Dorsey is traded) is the pick here.
- KC drafts Tyson Jackson. Horrible pick that will handicap this franchise for a couple years. How do you draft a run stuffing DE at #3?
- Seattle on the clock. Ragi or Curry has to be the pick.
- Great pick by Seattle. Aaron Curry will be an All-Pro type LB for 10 years.
- Good pick by the Jets. They have Kellen Clemens as their starter as it stands and Sanchez is a NY kind of guy. Now, if the Jets gave up their 1st round pick in a deep QB 2010 draft they are taking a huge gamble, and if it doesn't work out could haunt the franchise for a decade.
- Good trade on both sides. Jets save their 2010 #1. Abram Elam is a nice pluck for the Browns along w/ the '09 #2. The Browns save money, stockpile picks, and the Jets have someone to sell those PSL's.
- Smith is a solid pick. The Bengals need stability and Smith will be a 10 year solid OL. One of the safer picks in the draft. Smith will likely be a RT or OG.
- Don't know why anyone is shocked. The Raiders always go w/ speed and Heyward-Bey has the most upside of any WR in this draft. That said, they could have gotten him a little later if they had a trade partner.
- Jacksonville has to go for Monroe here.
- Solid pick. Very little risk.
- The Packers got an early Christmas present, B.J. Ragi. If they don't pick him they will regret it for years.
- Excellent pick. Green Bay just got a top 5 talent at #9. Tyson Jackson is the pick I had for Green Bay in the mock draft because GB needs DL bad and would reach for a slightly above average 3-4 DE at this spot. To get the best DT in the draft here is a major coup.
- The 49ers need a WR w/ #1 potential and the consensus #1 WR in the draft is still there. Should be an easy decision. Then again the 49'ers chose Balmer last year w/ Deshaun Jackson there. Crabtree is the pick, has to be.
- Solid pick. Not as sold on Crabtree as most, but he fills a major need and might be a dynamic player. Too boot, you only have to give him 15-17 million instead of the 20-35 that you normally have to pay for a potentially dynamic WR in the NFL draft.
- Orakpo, Oher, Pettigrew, and Jerry would all make complete sense here w/ the Bills.
- Aaron Maybin??? WOW!! BUST! Horrible pick. He's a reach in the 20's in my mind, much less the #11 spot.
- You could have gone w/ two better DE/OLB hybrids in Orakpo or Brown. They could have even reached for Oher and gotten a DE/OLB prospect comparable w/ Maybin at #28. Horrible, just horrible.
- Moreno would be a great pick w/ the DE hybrid type player the Broncos want still likely there at #18.
- I love Moreno. He's a football player. If he can stay healthy you are looking at the Rookie Of The Year. Plus, Torain will be there to take some carries off Knowshon.
- Good pick w/ Orakpo for the Redskins. I personally think Everette Brown is better, but nice pick anyway.
- Beanie Wells is the pick here. the Saints LOVE him.
- Guess the Saints thought they couldn't get a good S/CB in later rounds. Excellent pick though. Jenkins is a sure thing.
- Now we should hear Beanie Wells name here. The Texans can't expect Slaton to tote the rock 20 times a game. Maybe Peria Jerry or Maualuga here too.
- Ehhh. Very average pick. Cushing, along w/ all of the USC backers has major questions. I don't like the pick when you have sure things still on the board.
- Good pick. English is a perfect fit for that scheme. Still like drafting sure things as opposed to potential w/ questions.
- Browns probably have to go w/ Maclin or Jerry/Barwin/Brown/Delmas. I like Jerry here. Move Shaun Rogers to DE in that 3-4 and go to work.
- The worst pick of the draft. Just horrible. Josh Freeman AND you moved up to get him? Good luck w/ that. Huge bust factor. What else would you expect from a franchise that traded a 2 and a 5 for an oft-injured Kellen Winslow and then give him 30 million guaranteed.
- Like the pick of a DE, just not the right one. Ayers has questions w/ his on field play. Had a great Senior Bowl, but w/o that he's a late 2nd/early 3rd.
- Steve Young is horrible. If you're ESPN w/ all that money; you can't find a former NFL scout or former NFL director of player personnel to join the team?
- Maclin falls into the Eagles lap. Decent pick. He's somewhat overrated from going up against Big 12 defenses, but he's a playmaker. The only thing I don't like is that Maclin kind of mirrors Deshaun Jackson. With the departure of Buckhalter I would have liked to see Wells go there to help carry the load. Even Nicks would have been better.
- Could the Lions go w/ Pettigrew or Harvin/Nicks? I think Micheal Oher or Peria Jerry is the pick. Maybe Rey Maualuga seeing as how Detroit could probably get a good OT at #33.
- I like the pick. A safe haven for Stafford and a great blocker at TE. Also, could get a guy like William Beatty at #33.
- I think the Browns go for either Everette Brown, Clay Matthews, or Connor Barwin here.
- WOW!! Nice player, but he could have been had in the 2nd round. Not to mention w/ Wood, Unger, and Caldwell there the Center spot is loaded.
- Good pick for the Vikings. Percy Harvin for all his troubles is actually an underrated player IF HEALTHY. Big question w/ the durability, but is very strong for his size and can make anybody look slow. I like the pick. Can give them a nice redzone package.
- Good pick. I thought Hakeem Nicks was a better fit, but Oher is good value here.
- Weird draft thus far with so many differing opinions on every player. A lot of solid players in this draft, but not many sure things. I think there are still some sure things still on the board though(Wells, Alphonso Smith, Hakeem Nicks, Connor Barwin, and Peria Jerry).
- EXCELLENT pick by the Falcons. With Jerry to add to the acquisition of Tony Gonzalez so far...... Demitrov is one of the best GM's already. GREAT player here. Amazing explosiveness and will split the gap w/ regularity.
- BIG risk here w/ Davis for the Dolphins. Classic boom or bust. Surprised Parcells would take this chance.
- Bad trade...Bad pick. Still trying to figure out why Matthews has risen so much. Pretty much a special teams guy.
- Colts should go w/ either Alphonso Smith or Hakeem Nicks.
- Whoa! Colts had Brown ahead of Wells??? OK.
- William Beatty to Buffalo? You'd think they have to go with a OT here.
- Decent pick. Kind of a reach. They must like a Phil Loadholt, Eben Britton, or Jamon Meredith later.
- Giants have to take Hakeem Nicks here.
- Great pick. Very little bust factor. Big WR to take over for Burress.
- Titans need to go w/ Barwin, Brown, or Evander "Ziggy" Hood.
- Excellent pick. Britt is the best 3rd down receiver in this draft outside of Nicks. Exactly what Tennessee needs. Think a poor mans Terrell Owens.
- Beanie Wells is a great pick here for the Cards. Especially w/ a JJ Arrington to play on 3rd downs. A special player if healthy.
- Great fit for the Cardinals. Couldn't have asked for much better other than Moreno falling to #31.
- I really like Connor Barwin here. Would be a perfect fit for Dick LeBeau's defense.
- Ehhh. Decent pick. Hood is a nice player to have in the DL rotation. Not much more than that. Surprised if he ever goes to a pro bowl.

Second Round Thoughts
- William Beatty or Eben Britton are there for the taking. Lions should pick one of the two. Unless they have a high grade on Maualuga or Brown.
- GREAT pick. Absolutely love Delmas. Just not sure that's a great need here.
- Chung is a good pick here. I would just think a comparable Reshad Johnson and maybe even Chung himself would be there when the Pats draft again.
- Alphonso Smith, Everette Brown, Connor Barwin, Shawn Nelson, Rey Maualuga, and William Beatty are great picks at this juncture.
- I'm not a big fan of Lauranitis. I'll be surprised if he ends up anything more than what Bobby Carpenter is. With a Maualuga there to anchor your defense or an immense talent in Barwin this is a head scratcher.
- Nice pick in Robiskie. Great route runner who is sharp in and out of breaks. With the players I've mentioned still on the board however, I think the Browns could've done better here.
- I know teams are scared of Alphonso Smith's height, but so were major BCS schools and look how foolish he made them look.
- I LOVE Smith. He's the most instinctive corner in the draft and will make plays. Great pick for the Broncos, although not a fan of giving up the #1 pick next year.
- Nice pick for the Bengals w/ Maualuga. He definitely has questions, but is a great value at this juncture.
- Don't like the Britton pick w/ Beatty still on the board. Heck, even Loadholt fits better. Britton has a very high bust factor.
- Raiders pick either Beatty or Barwin here.
- Pats trade up for the Raiders selection. Barwin or Brown is the pick. Gotta be.
- Excellent pick. Ron Brace is the best run stuffer in the draft. Perfect NG for their 3-4.
- The Patriots are just amazing. They trade down multiple times and still get the best run stuffer, the 2nd best S prospect, and the 2nd best pure corner in the draft. Butler is another great pick.
- Buffalo's selection of Jarius Byrd is kind of suspect. More of a late 2nd/early 3rd round grade.
- Carolina just stole Everette Brown. Good athleticism w/ great character and motor.
- Interesting pick w/ ATH Pat White. Not sure you can justify spending a 2nd rounder on him. Very surprised that Barwin has fallen this far.
- Nice pick for the Giants in Sintim. He's an underrated LB w/ a nose for the ball.
- Texans just hit a home run. Connor Barwin has the ability to be a special player. Even if he doesn't pan out at OLB or DE he'll be a better special teams player than a Clay Matthews who went 20 picks sooner.
- Oakland w/ another reach. Miller is #173 on my overall list and they take him in the mid 2nd round......
- Mcbath over Reshad Johnson? I just don't understand how some of these teams justify their picks.
- The Seahawks continue a great draft w/ C Max Unger. The Seahawks have added TR's #1 rated player Aaron Curry, a very nice center in Unger, and a 2010 1st rounder.
- Browns select Mohammed Massaquoi out of Georgia. I think it's an ok pick. I think TE Shawn Nelson could help more in the pass game though.
- TE Shawn Nelson, OT William Beatty, DL Jarron Gilbert, DB Sean Smith, RB Lesean McCoy, and CB Mike Mickens are all great options at this point.
- Solid pick by Buffalo w/ OG Andy Levitre. A masher in the interior w/ versatility.
- DE David Veikune to Cleveland. Decent pick. I like Cody Brown and Michael Johnson better though.
- Excellent pick for the Eagles. LeSean McCoy has the ability to take 5-7 carries off Brian Westbrook's plate next year. Fumbling is the only problem here.
- Two players that I really like other than the best available I've mentioned are TE Cornelius Ingram, who is coming off an injury. When healthy Ingram is a 2nd round talent. The other is RB Andre Brown from NC State. Brown, a highly recruited RB coming into college, has all the skills. Durability, a suspect OC and OL for most of his career, and his work ethic have dropped him.
- Loadholt is boom or bust at it's finest.
- William Moore is a good pick at this juncture.
- Moala is a decent pick. Big body. Could have been a 1st rounder if he had a better work ethic. If someone can motivate him(BIG IF) he's a great pick.
- Excellent pick by the Ravens. Kruger is a DE that brings his hard hat and will be a solid pro. No doubts w/ Kruger.
- Interesting reach by the Patriots. Vollmer is my #166 rated player.
- Troy CB Sherrod Martin to Carolina. Pretty much a nickel CB or special teams maven.
- Great value for the Giants w/ Beatty. Had an amazing Senior year. Is he a one year wonder?
- Great pick for Miami in the versatile Sean Smith.
- Sen'derrick Marks can be a 1st round talent if he's motivated. Worth the risk at this point.
- Quinn is a horrible pick. You have Ingram, Coffman, and Nelson sitting there and you choose Quinn? Just horrible.
- Great pick w/ the tweener Cody Brown. Arizona is doing well so far.