1 St. Louis 1-15 (Needs: Everything except RB): Ndamukong Suh Nebraska DT. Comment: A team devoid of talent needing help on both sides of the line. This one is a no brainer. QBs Jimmy Clausen and Sam Bradford are options but think they will address QB in second with Tebow or Colt McCoy.
2 Detroit 2-14 (Needs: OL, DL, LB, and DB): Russell Okung Oklahoma State OT. Comment: They invested the number one overall pick last year on their QB. This time they need someone to protect him for the next ten years. Other option is DT McCoy.
3 Tampa Bay 3-13 (Needs: Any position on defense): Gerald McCoy Oklahoma DT. Comment: No longer the feared defense they once were. Other option is S Berry.
4 Washington 4-12 (Needs: OT, QB, and WR): Jimmy Clausen Notre Dame QB. Comment: Campbell is not working and Shannahan needs a WCO QB. Rumblings from DC are they may pick Sam Bradford. They also need OT help badly but do they go with Anthony Davis? Overall, Jimmy Clausen has worked in pro-style offense while Bradford was in the spread. That experience pushed Clausen to be the pick. Other options are OTs Davis or Williams.
5 Kansas City 4-12 (Needs: OL, DL, DB, and WR): Eric Berry Tennesseee S. Comment: There defense has been porous and needs everything while the OL also needs support. Since Berry is the highest rated player here, KC has no other option but to choose Berry. Other options are OTs Davis or Williams, DLs Dan Williams and Carlos Dunlop, CB Haden, or WR Bryant.
6 Seattle 5-11 (Needs: OT, OG, QB, and DB): Sam Bradford Oklahoma QB. Comment: Their OL needs help badly but with Carroll coming, he will want to start anew with a QB for the next decade. Other options are OT Trent Williams and Davis, and CB Joe Haden.
7 Cleveland 5-11 (Needs: DL, WR, CB, RB, RT and RG) = Joe Haden Florida CB. Comment: RB Spiller looks real attractive at this point because Jerome Harrison has been streaky. Up in the beginning, bad in the middle, and up at the end. With Spiller, he is instant offense and can play KR, PR, slot, as well as RB. Seems like Spiller has at least one run of over 60 yards in every game he plays. And he can block well for his size. But RB is not as a big need compared to the DL, WR, and CB positions. The drop off between Haden and the rest of the CB’s is huge so go with the best available CB worthy of top ten in Haden. Other options are RB Spiller, WR Dez Bryant, OG Iupati, RT Williams, and LB McClain.
8 Oakland 5-11 = (Needs: OL, DE, QB, TE, and OLB) Anthony Davis OT. Comment: This is a hard one because wacky Al does things so against the grain. DHB over Crabtree? Still scratching my head on this one. We can officially say JeMarcus Russell is a bust. But does Al agree with that? He will probably fire Cable because he thinks Cable did not coach Russell properly by benching him. Saying that, I believe this is the year he finally wises up and chooses an OT instead of something wacky. Originally I thought of LB McCain but the more I think about it, I think he comes out of his senility for little bit and chooses Davis. But would not be surprised if for some reason he chooses Spiller because of that speed even though he is three deep there. Other options are OT Williams, LB McClain, DEs Derrick Mogran, Jason Pierre-Paul, or Carlos Dunlop, WR Dez Bryant, or QB Sam Bradford.
9 Buffalo 6-10 = (Needs: OT, QB, OLB, WR, and DL) Dez Bryant Oklahoma State WR. Comment: Buffalo allowed over 13 runners at least 80 yards a game. So stopping the run is a must. Their DL is getting old and the OLB are much to be desired. Do they go with LB McClain? But with TO getting up their in years and not knowing when he'll implode, feel they will stick with current QB and choose Bryant. Some may say a little high for Bryant but with Miami and Denver hoping he falls to them and Buffalo's penchant for reaching in the first round, Buffalo makes the pick. Only thing that may hurt Bryant is his agent most likely will be Eugene Parker. You remember him don’t you? Dez is close friends with Neon Deion. Other options are LB McClain, DL Cody or Dan Williams, or OL Iupati or Bulaga.
10F Jacksonville 7-9 = (Needs: DE, S, OLB, interior OL, and QB) Derrick Morgan Georgia Tech DE. Comment: Anyone who saw that Jacksonville game vs. San Francisco knows how bad their pass rush is. With Morgan still available and filling an area of need, this is the pick. Problem is this pick can change if Jacksonville commits back to a 3-4 team because Morgan is a 4-3 DE. Other option is QB Tim Tebow because of the public relations aspect of the floundering fans. But that is too high when he could be available in the second. OLB McClain is possible. Other options are QBs Tebow, DE Jason Pierre-Paul or Carlos Dunlop, or Mike Iupati.
10F Denver (from Chicago) = (Needs: DL, CB, WR, and QB) Rolando McClain LB. Comment: Their DL is adequate but not great. But is there a DL player worthy here when LB McClain is staring them in the eye. Other options are DL Cody or Dan Williams.
12 Miami 7-9 = (Needs: DL, LB, CB, interior OL, and QB) Dan Williams DT. Comment: With DTs, LBs, and WRs as big needs, have to see what is available. Would have wanted McClain but with him gone, got to go with best available. The choice is between DTs Toby and Williams. Because Toby's weight can be an issue, might be a gamble here and so choose Williams. Other options is LB Spikes, which would all be a reach at this point in the draft.
13 San Francisco 8-8 = (Needs: OL, CB, OLB pass rusher, SS, and QB) Trent Williams OT. Comment: Tough choice. Like last year, when the choice was between Oher and Crabtree, here it is between Spiller (great talent who falls to them) and Bulaga/Trent Williams. Do you finally shore the OL here or go with best available talent worthy of the pick? Because runners cannot run without an OL, Scotty goes with OT. Other options are RB Spiller, OT Bulaga or Campbell, OG/T Iupati (who I really like), and Pass rushers Dunlap, Hughes, Graham, Jason Pierre-Paul, and Wooton.
14 Seattle (from Denver) = (Needs: OT, OG, QB, and DB): Bryan Bulaga OT. Comment: Since Bradford is chosen, Seattle has to protect himfor the next decade. If Bulaga becomes a ten year allpro and Williams becomes another Kwame Harris, this one might eat as us for a long time. Other options are DL Cody, OT Campbell, OG Mike Iupati, OLB Graham, and S Taylor Mays and Earl Thomas.
15 New York Giants 8-8 = (Needs: DL, OL, LB, and DB): Earl Thomas S. Comment: They could go for DT help with Mount Cody or add pass rusher to aging DL with Dunlap. OL might also be a consideration since it is aging too but with the talented Earl Thomas rising up the boards and available here, they got to make Safety the pick. Other options are OT Bulaga or Campbell, DE Dunlop, and DT Toby.
16F Tennessee 8-8 = (Needs: DE, CB, LB, and WR): Carlos Dunlap DE. Comment: With an aging LB corp, really would have wanted McClain but won't be available with his stock rising. Therefore, go with the best available player to shore up aging pass rush. Other options are DE Pierre-Paul, Graham, and Wooton, WRs Benn and Tate, and LB Spikes.
16F San Francisco (from Carolina) 8-8 = (Needs: OL, CB, OLB pass rusher, SS, and QB) Mike Iupati OG. Comment: This guy has been destroying defenders left and right. Looks like a young Larry Allen. But have quandary here, go with Mr. Excitement Spiller who can take it to the house via ground or air, or go with a stalward OL. Been wavering back and forth but with RB's averaging less than six years of life while OL can go over a decade, choose the safer pick. Not excitement but consistency. For other options, see above.
[ Edited by KOniner on Jan 12, 2010 at 10:33:36 ]