Includes trades through yesterday. I have to split it into 2 posts. Take aim & fire!! :lol: 1 Detroit Matthew Stafford QB Georgia And so it begins ….. The Lions are in as bad a shape as the Detroit auto industry. I like to begin in the trenches, but let's face it - the Lions aren't close to winning it all. Stafford is a good QB & should be able to spend a little time learning behind Culpepper before getting thrown to the wolves. 2 St Louis Jason Smith OT Baylor The Rams would have taken Jake Long last year if Miami had passed on him. Now they take the guy who looks to replace Orlando Pace for the next 10+ years. 3 Kansas City BJ Raji DT Boston College Moving to a 3-4? Then you need a nose tackle. Raji is the guy to build your defense around. Pioli is smart enough to know this. 4 Seattle Mark Sanchez QB USC When your QB is bald & his back is ailing, it's time to think about the next guy. Enter Mark Sanchez. He'll be able to sit a year or 2 behind Hasselbeck & gwt the experience that he missed in college. 5 Cleveland Aaron Curry OLB Wake Forest Cleveland can't believe that Curry falls to them. An immediate impact player for an ailing defense. 6 Cincinnati Eugene Monroe OT Virginia Possibly the best LOT in the draft, Monroe falls due to Jason Smith's stellar combine performance. Carson Palmer is very thankful for this pick. 7 Oakland Michael Crabtree WR Texas Tech The best WR in the draft still on the board when Oakland is on the clock? Welcome to the Black Hole, Mr. Crabtree. 8 Jacksonville Jeremy Maclin WR Missouri With Sanchez gone, the Jags fill a need position with a very good WR. Maclin can score at any time from anywhere on the field. Now if they can just keep Garrard upright. 9 Green Bay Brian Orakpo OLB Texas Great building block for GB's transition to a 3-4 defense. Orakpo is an animal. Will he play OLB or put his hand down at DE? That may be a question that confounds many DC's in 2009. 10 San Francisco Andre Smith OT Alabama If anyone can motivate Andre Smith's fat ***, it's Mike Singletary. I look for Smith to play RT, at least initially. If he can get his footwork up to snuff, then LT could come later. 11 Buffalo Brian Cushing OLB USC Cushing becomes the first USC linebacker off the board. Buffalo likes his versatility & hitting. Let's see how long before the steroid issue raises its ugly head. 12 Denver Tyson Jackson DE LSU Jackson looks the part of a prototypical, run-stuffing 3-4 DE. The question is does he have the desire to go all out for 60 minutes/game an entire NFL season. Denver says yes. 13 Washington Michael Oher OT Mississippi Oher is a big question mark in many minds, but his desire & athleticism is no joke. Washington begins to build the next version of the Hogs. 14 New Orleans Malcolm Jenkins CB Ohio State Money hasn't solved the issues with the Saints secondary. Jenkins should make a big difference. Big, strong, fluid, & a hitter. 15 Houston Clay Matthews OLB USC Matthews may well be the best of the Big Three USC linebackers. Not only is he a hitter, he's also very fluid & has great ball skills. Sometimes bloodlines don't lie. 16 San Diego Evander Hood DE Missouri The Chargers need to shore up a defense that was as leaky as a sieve last year. Merriman's return should be part of the fix. The addition of Hood will really help a suspect DL. Great motor, good size & strength, & very coachable. An immediate upgrade to the now-departed Olshansky. Hopefully Ziggy's motor is contagious (you hear that, Castillo??). 17 NY Jets Everette Brown DE Florida State Everette Brown is a pass-rushing demon. The Jets will wait on a QB with this guy still on the board. 18 Denver Chris Wells RB Ohio State Denver may have a stable full of RB's, but none of this calibre. Beanie will take a lot of pressure off of whoever wins the Mile High QB battle. 19 Tampa Bay Percy Harvin WR Florida Harvin is as dynamic a player as you'll find in this draft. The Bucs can utilize him in a variety of ways. 20 Detroit Eben Britton OT Arizona Following Atlanta's formula, Detroit now goes for a big piece of the protection puzzle for Stafford. Britton is big, smart, & a leader. He may end up at RT in the pros. 21 Philadelphia Donald Brown RB Connecticut Philly grabs a very versatile & productive RB to become the heir apparent to Westbrook. Brown has great hands & will fit right in to the same type of plays that Philly runs for Westbrook. 22 Minnesota Darrius Heyward-Bey WR Maryland The Vikes grab for the bling. After running a 4.3 at the combine, DHB is a fairly hot commodity. Can Tavarris get him the ball? 23 New England Rey Maualuga ILB USC New England goes linebacker in the 1st again. They need to get this defense younger. Belichick should be able to handle Rey's "passion". 24 Atlanta Brandon Pettigrew TE Oklahoma St Matt Ryan needs targets. Pettigrew is a very good TE. Outstanding blocker with average speed & good hands. Look for Atlanta to be back in the playoffs. 25 Miami Aaron Maybin OLB Penn State Maybin brings youth & a tremendous pass-rush to a suspect group of linebackers. Rumor has it that Parcells loves this guy. 26 Baltimore Hakeem Nicks WR North Carolina Nicks is a big possession WR with the ability to get good YAC. He & Flacco should do great things together as long as Nicks keeps his weight down & works on sharpening his route running. 27 Indianapolis Peria Jerry DT Ole Miss Jerry is the perfect fit for Indy's defense. He'll be a big run-stuffing body in the middle of a defense known more for its smaller, quicker bodies. 28 Buffalo William Beatty OT Connecticut Beatty did a very good job in opening holes for Donald Brown. He has the build that you need in an OT - tall, long arms, & a strong bubble. He'll continue to improve. 29 NY Giants Michael Johnson DE Georgia Tech The Giants just can't get enough of athletic pass-rushing DE's. Hey, it won them a SB. Johnson is a freakish athlete - the question is how that will transition to the pro level. I think they strike gold. 30 Tennessee Vontae Davis CB Illinois The Titans need a big body to replace Haynesworth, but the right guy isn't there right now. Instead they address a weak defensive secondary with a very instinctive ball-hawk. 31 Arizona Knowshon Moreno RB Georgia Hightower & the Edge can't do it alone. They need youth & more shake in this backfield. Moreno brings both. His workout 40 numbers don't diminish what the game tapes show. 32 Pittsburgh Alex Mack OC California The Steelers won the SB, but it wasn't because of their OL. Big Ben needs protection NOW. Mack can play all 3 of the interior line positions.