Well, everyone else has one – so here at nflgridirongab.com we have done our homework and put together our own mock draft. With just four days left till the big day, here is how we have the first round breaking down with some comments by some of, but not all of the picks.
1. Oakland – JaMarcus Russell QB – No brainer here that if the Raiders want to start rebuilding, they need to do it with a franchise QB, and Russell is just that.
2. Detroit – Joe Thomas OL – The Lions also need a lot of help, and they will get it with this stud lineman.
3. Cleveland – Brady Quinn QB – So much for the Charlie Frye era in Cleveland. The Browns cannot afford to miss on this pick, and Quinn is a lifelong Brows fan, so overall its a perfect match.
4. Tampa Bay – Calvin Johnson WR – The Bucs are in desperate need of a playmaker on offense, and while QB is still a question, Jon Gruden knows they need this big time talent now.
5. Arizona – Gaines Adams DE – Cards could use help on the D-Line, and Adams is the best out there that can help right away.
6. Washington – Amobi Okoye DT
7. Minnesota – Adrian Peterson RB – The Vikings are thrilled to have him, and Peterson will quickly become the best back in the Twin cities since Robert Smith.
8. Atlanta – LaRon Landry DB
9. Miami – Jamaal Anderson DE
10. Houston – Levi Brown OT
11. San Francisco – Adam Carriker DE
12. Buffalo – Marshawn Lynch RB – Bills need a back after trading Willis McGahee to the Ravens, and Lynch is a solid fit.
13. St.Louis – Darrelle Revis CB
14. Carolina – Greg Olsen TE
15. Pittsburgh – Leon Hall CB
16. Green Bay – Patrick Willis LB
17. Jacksonville – Michael Griffin S
18. Cincinnati – Reggie Nelson S – The overall thought is that the Bengals need to shore up the defense, and Nelson will help right away.
19. Tennessee – Ted Ginn Jr. WR – The Titans get a burner with the speedy Ginn from Ohio State in a position they sorely need help in.
20. NY Giants – Jon Beason OLB
21. Denver – Jarvis Moss DE
22. Dallas – Robert Meachem WR – Tony Romo gets some help to go along with T.O. and co. in the high powered Cowboys offense.
23. Kansas City – Dwayne Jarrett WR – Despite the need of an OL as well, Chiefs cannot afford to pass on a WR in this round.
24. New England – Aaron Ross CB
25. NY Jets – Anthony Spencer DE
26. Philadelphia – Brian Leonard FB
27. New Orleans – Brandon Meriweather CB
28. New England – Lawrence Timmons LB – Pats beef up the D with two defensive players in the first-round
29. Baltimore – Justin Blaylock OT – At 6-foot-4, 330 pounds, this could be the guy that eventually takes the spot of Jonathan Ogden.
30. San Diego – Dwayne Bowe WR
31. Chicago – Lamarr Woodley LB
32. Indianapolis – Tank Tyler DT