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  • 1. St. Louis Rams-Jimmy Clausen, QB, Notre Dame

-The Rams need help in many areas on both offense and defense but right now, quarterback is a pressing need. With the uncertainty of Marc Bulger's injury problems and no true backup, St. Louis should take a chance with Clausen. He is a strong quarterback with good vision and a high football IQ.

  • 2. Detroit Lions-Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska

-Detroit's offense was able to put up decent numbers this season and that should improve as quarterback Matthew Stafford becomes more comfortable in the offense. The main problem for the Lions was that the defense was unable to get stops, ranking 32nd in pass defense and 24th in rush defense. The addition of a dominant interior lineman could improve this defense in both areas and help them continue to rebuild in the right direction.

  • 3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers-Eric Berry, S, Tennessee

-There was no better safety in college football for the past few seasons than Eric Berry. The hard-hitting, ball-hawking defensive back seems to always make the big play when the game is on the line. The Buccaneers were once known for their tough defense and this pick in a step in the right direction to gaining respect once again.

  • 4. Kansas City Chiefs-Russell Okung, OT, Oklahoma State

-A bit undersized at only 299 pounds, Okung makes up for that with his deceptive strength and high level of athleticism. Okung's strength is in the passing game where the Chiefs could use a great deal of help. This team needs to protect their highest paid player in Matt Cassell so he can have a chance to show the critics that he can be a long-term option at quarterback and not just a one-hit wonder.

  • 5. Washington Redskins-Sam Bradford, QB, Oklahoma

-Sure everyone is concerned about Bradford's shoulder surgery but he has been out for nearly two months and will continue to rehab and heal in the months leading up to the draft. Most experts predict he will be back to full strength come April which means the Redskins will most definitely be looking in his direction. With quarterback Jason Campell's contract coming to a close, the team wants to revamp their dismal offense and a new face behind center may just be the answer.

  • 6. Cleveland Browns-Derrick Morgan, DE, Georgia Tech

-The defensive side of the ball is where this team needs the most help. The defense ranked 28th in rush defense allowing 145.6 yards per game and 29th in passing defense allowing 247.9 yards per game. The Browns need to put pressure on their opponents and Derrick Morgan is the player to improve this defense. He is a great athlete with above-average quickness and a non-stop motor who plays with energy on every down.

  • 7. Oakland Raiders-Gerald McCoy, DT, Oklahoma

-The Raiders offense needs help but with all of the top level defensive talent in this draft they cannot pass up on McCoy. While Al Davis has the tendency to surprise us all with his choices, McCoy is such a talented athlete this should be an easy pick. He is explosive on the snap and is equally good at stopping the run and rushing the passer.

 

  • 8. Seattle Seahawks-Trent Williams, OT, Oklahoma

-Williams moved from right tackle to left tackle in his senior season so he has the ability to play both spots along the line. Seattle needs help on offense in many areas, but with two first-round draft choices they can afford to address the offensive line first. Williams is more a pass blocker rather than run blocker but his athletic ability and lateral quickness are among the best in the draft.

  • 9. Buffalo Bills-Rolando McClain, ILB, Alabama

-Is there a better linebacker in the country than McClain? His combination of strength, speed, and skill make him a player every team must have. Mostly known for his pass rushing ability, McClain is also comfortable in coverage and does a good job of covering the field from sideline to sideline.

  • 10. Denver Broncos (f/CHI)-Joe Haden, CB, Florida

-Haden is the top corner back in all of college football. He has top level speed and plays well against both the pass and run. The Broncos secondary is not getting any younger with guys like Champ Bailey, Brian Dawkins, and Ty Law each in their thirties. Haden would benefit from learning from such talented veterans and he could even start over Law if he plays up to his potential.

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