Auburn DT, *Nick Fairley – With new defensive minded coach Rivera stepping in I see him taking an absolute monster DT Fairly here. Rivera will looks to rebuild this defense before addressing the needs of the offense.
LSU CB, *Patrick Peterson – With Champ Bailey most likely departing from Denver the Broncos are going to be in need of an impact corner back that can step in and play immediately. Peterson is probably the most ready to make this transition with his size and speed.
Alabama DE, *Marcell Dareus – The Buffalo Bills could go a lot of directions with this pick but instead of reaching for a Cam Newton, or going with the rising stock of Blaine Gabbert. Dareus will be a nice addition to this Bills defense, which is just in its second year of running a 3-4. They need some beef up front versatile enough to play 3-4 and 4-3 fronts which the Bills will run according to coach Chan Gailey
Missouri QB, *Blaine Gabbert – In desperate need of a QB after Carson Palmers trade demand Blaine Gabbert is a perfect fit for the youth movement going on in Cincinnati. They are going to need to draft another WR, or pick up another through free agency to give Gabber another weapon, but they have more than enough to start with in Shipley, Gresham, and Simpson who came on strong late.
Clemson DE, *Da’Quan Bowers – The stock of Bowers is rising currently and at this Cardinals are going to need a a guy who can get after the quartback. Bowers would be a nice addition to place on the same line with Darnell Docket.
Georgia WR, *A.J. Green – The Browns played better than expected last year, and young quarterback Colt Mccoy won over a lot of people in the front office to take the reins as the starter going into 2011. I think the Browns will rewards his efforts by getting him a instant impact WR in AJ Green.
Washington QB, Jake Locker – This pick seems tailor made the 49ers and Locker at this pick. With the recent signing of HC Jim Harbaugh I see the 49ers selecting Jake Locker with this pick. Locker has all the skills, size, and ability, but just needs fine tuning of his mechanics. Harbaugh is the perfect tutor to bring Locker up to speed quickly with a 49ers offense that does have some weapons going into 2011.
Arkansas QB, *Ryan Mallet – With the departure of Vince young and Kerry Collins entering his 100th season I see Jeff Fisher selecting Mallet who is quite similar to Collins when it comes to playing QB.
Nebraska CB, Prince Amukamara – Mike Jenkins showed he is not a starting CB in this league by giving up the most yards this season at the position. Prince Amukamara is a big physical CB that should be able to step in immediately and bring some life and youth to this troubled secondary.
Auburn QB, *Cameron Newton – Slight reach here for Newton but the Redskins lack talent and athletic ability. They will get both these things in Cam Newton. Newton showed instant offense on the ground and through the air, and will help bring a spark to the entire organization. Many compare him to Big Ben, and Newton is taking it one step further by training with the same QB coach that Big Ben did prior to the draft.
Texas A&M OLB, Von Miller – Von Miller proved to be as versatile as they come at the line-backing position during his time at Texas A&M. He has the ability to play in multiple schemes and defenses, and can get sideline to sideline to make tackles as well as get after the quarterback. Texans looking to add depth to that weak defense will look to add Miller, and guy who has playmaker written all over him.
Miami CB, *Brandon Harris – Vikings have huge questions at quarterback but with all the 1st rounders off the board the Vikes will address the secondary with Brandon Harris a very NFL ready CB that can come in and make plays immediately. He is good against the run and pass. Fraizer the new HC will love adding Harris to his secondary.
Colorado OT, Nate Solder – Many have Solder being the first offensive lineman off the board and why not to the Lions who really are going to need to protect QB Matt Stafford and that surgically repaired shoulder of his.
Alabama WR, *Julio Jones – The Rams were absolutely decimated by injury at the wide receiver position and ended up with Danny Amendola as their leading WR which is not a good thing. Julio Jones is a big tough talented wide out that should prove to be very durable for Sam Bradford to through to.
Alabama RB, *Mark Ingram – With Ricky Williams set to retire and a lack of production in Ronnie Brown Ingram is a good pick up for the Dolphins here. Similar bruising running still that the Dolphins are used to, but fresh legs and youth that should help this lackluster offense.
California DE, Cameron Jordan – The Jags were on the brink of making the playoffs this past season but came up a little short. They need to get some guys healthy on offense to help out, but with no one really worth at this picking on offense at this posi. The will look to add a run stopper up front and Cameron Jordan can provide this coming out of Cal.