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April 21, 2009, 03:32 PM
1. DETROIT LIONS - Matthew Stafford, QB

2. ST. LOUIS RAMS - Jason Smith, OT- They just released Orlando Pace and they'll need to find his replacement. Smith is now the highest rated OT in the draft. Smith has a good edge on Monroe since knee problems has Monroe slipping just a tad.

3. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS - Aaron Curry, LB- My highest rated player in the draft. Chiefs may strongly trade down if New York (Jets), or Redskins make an enticing offer because Pioli doesnt like spending $11 millin a year on unproven talent, although Curry is the best player in the Draft.

4. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS - Eugene Monroe,OT- Although with a knee problem, this pick might be traded for a team looking to get Sanchez. If this pick is not traded to another team, it is between Monroe, Crabtree, and Sanchez.

5. CLEVELAND BROWNS - Brian Orakpo, DE/OLB- Desperatley need a pass-rush. Their supposed pass-rusher Corey Williams was hurt for most of the year and they need to find him a partner. Orakpo is just that. Specualtion has Quinn being traded before draft day so the Browns can get Sanchez here. But until that happens, Orakpo stays since the Browns need a pass-rusher badly.

6. CINCINNATI BENGALS - Andre Smith, OT- Bengals might go with B.J. Raji here, but after testing positive for drugs, they might go with Smith instead. Then again, that never stopped the Bengals before...This will be between Smith and Raji.

7. OAKLAND RAIDERS - Michael Crabtree,WR- Al Davis loves this guy, and will be a great addition to the Raiders. They will need to pick up much needed O-line help later to protect Russel so he can throw to him.

8. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS - Mark Sanchez, QB- Not a need, but they were hoping for Crabtree, and if he falls past Seattle, they might trade up to get him. Also might go with Jeremy Maclin. If Sanchez is still here, (which he probably won't be), the Jags will take him if a team doesnt sweeten a deal, such as the Redskins for Sanchez, so the Jaguars can still get their man Jeremy Maclin. Just signed Torry Holt so a reciever looks less-likely.

9. GREEN BAY PACKERS - B.J. Raji, DT- Packers desperatly need to find a nosetackle for their new 3-4 system. Raji is perfect. Might also go with Aaron Maybin.Trade Down is also a high possibility. This will be between Maybin and Raji if they dont decide to trade down.

10. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS - Aaron Maybin, DE/OLB- Niners need a pass-rusher since Manny Lawson has become a complete bust. Trade down is a high possibility. Will take the best available pass-rusher, or OT. Michael Oher is a very strong option as well.

11. BUFFALO BILLS -Michael Oher, OT

12. DENVER BRONCOS - Tyson Jackson, DE

13. WASHINGTON REDSKINS - Robert Ayers, DE

14. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS - Malcolm Jenkins, CB/S

15. HOUSTON TEXANS - Clay Matthews, OLB

16. SAN DIEGO CHARGERS - Rey Maualuga, MLB

17. NEW YORK JETS - Jeremy Maclin, WR

18. DENVER BRONCOS - Peria Jerry, DT

19. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS - Josh Freeman, QB

20. DETROIT LIONS(from Cowboys) - Eben Britton, OT

21. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES - Knowshon Moreno, RB

22. MINNESOTA VIKINGS - Vontae Davis, CB

23. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS - Brian Cushing, OLB

24. ATLANTA FALCONS - Brandon Pettigrew, TE

25. MIAMI DOLPHINS - Darius Heyward-Bey, WR

26. BALTIMORE RAVENS - Percy Harvin, WR

27. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS - Evander Hood, DT

28. BUFFALLO BILLS(from Philadelphia) - Everrette Brown, DE/OLB

29. NEW YORK GIANTS - Kenny Britt, WR

30. TENNESSEE TITANS - Darius Butler, CB

31. ARIZONA CARDINALS - Donald Brown, RB

32. PITTSBURGH STEELERS - Alex Mack, C/OG

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