I didn't project any trades or anything so here goes.
1. Miami Dolphins – Jake Long, OT, Michigan
The big tuna probably wants Chris Long, but taking Jake here makes more sense. After letting their starting LT walk this offseason, they now have their cornerstone franchise Left Tackle to build around and protect the blindside for years to come. Gholston and Dorsey will probably get a look here along with the other Long but it looks right now that Matt Ryan and Run DMC are out of the picture.
2. St. Louis Rams – Chris Long, DE, Virginia
The Rams get a serious upgrade their pass rush desperately needs in complete-player Chris Long. James Hall is nothing more than a rotational guy anymore and Leonard Little, although still productive, is 33 years old. Dorsey, Long and Gholston will get serious consideration here but in the end I think it’s the pass rush that gets the nod and the Rams helped shore up their interior defensive line last year with 1st round pick Adam Carriker.
3. Atlanta Falcons – Glenn Dorsey, DT, LSU
Rod Coleman has left town and up-and-comer Trey Lewis’ knee rehab is behind schedule. The Falcons are clearly in rebuilding mode and they get one of the best interior line prospects to come along in a long time to hold down that defensive line. Jake and Chris will get consideration if they’re still on the board, as well as Gholston and Ryan will definitely be an intriguing prospect as a QB of the future. Darren McFadden could also get some attention here with Warrick Dunn leaving down and Jerious Norwood’s value up in the air.
4. Oakland Raiders – Vernon Gholston, DE/OLB, Ohio State
The kind of prototypical physical freak GM Al Davis is infatuated with. They need someone to line up opposite solid DE Tommy Kelly. The Raiders will definitely take a long look at RB Darren McFadden, but after investing in stand-out Justin Fargas, they will probably opt to address their pass rush instead. The secondary is there with 3 stellar QBs in Nnamdi Asamugah, Fabian Washington and the recently acquired Deangelo Hall.
5. Kansas City Chiefs – Ryan Clady, OT, Boise State
Jake Long will definitely be Kansas City’s man, but Ryan Clady here isn’t a bad consolation prize. He may be a little bit of a reach in the top 5 but will help shore up KC’s line which looked a little shaky last season – not good when you’re using a run-first, power-run offense.
6. New York Jets – Leodis McKelvin, CB, Troy
The Jets are perilously thin at CB after Darelle Revis. They’ll get a shut-down guy in Leodis McKelvin which will form one of the best young CB tandems in the league – a good thing to have when you play the pass-happy Pats twice a year. McFadden and Ryan will get looks here.
7. New England Patriots (f/ SF) – Derrick Harvey, DE, Florida
The Patriots secondary is dangerously thin but the Patriots will take a pass-rushing DE/OLB guy as depth and future starter as all their starters at LB are 30 years or older. OL will definitely get some consideration here, particularily guys like Jeff Otah or Branden Albert to help shore up the right side of that line that appeared to get manhandled at times last year.
8. Baltimore Ravens – Matt Ryan, QB, Boston College
This is an ideal situation for the Ravens. They get their franchise QB without having to spend an arm or a leg trading up for him. Steve McNair obviously isn’t getting it done, when he can stay healthy. Kyle Boller has proved several times that he’s not the answer either. McFadden will definitely be a serious consideration but in the end the need for a franchise signal-caller outweighs that of a flashy RB, and Willis McGahee still has some years left in him.
9. Cincinnati Bengals – Sedrick Ellis, DT, US
The Bengals get a high-character, high motor guy to hold down their interior line along side Domata Peko. Joe Thornton’s on the downward side of his career so this looks like a perfect fit for Cinci. McFadden will again get consideration here but will continue his slide due to character concerns.
10. New Orleans Saints – Keith Rivers, OLB, USC
The Saints probably wanted DT Sedrick Ellis at this spot but will settle for his Trojan teammate Rivers. The New Orleans Linebacker corps is pretty weak and could use serious upgrades all around. They get the best Linebacker in this year’s class here and can always look to address the hole at DT later in the draft.
11. Buffalo Bills – Devin Thomas, WR, Michigan State
The Bills need a big guy at wideout for Trent Edwards and Devin Thomas appears to have more upside than any WR in the draft. He has the wheels to be a big factor at the pro level and is the third piece to the Bills young duo of Edwards and Lynch. CB will also get consideration here.
12. Denver Broncos – Darren McFadden, RB, Arkansas
Run DMC’s slide finally ends, much to the delight of Shanahan and the Broncos. No one expects him to fall this far but due to a combination of need and character concerns the Broncos will be absolutely thrilled to have him. He will fit perfectly in Denver’s zone blocking scheme and the team hopes he can bring an Adrian Peterson-esque turnaround to Denver. OL Ryan Clady, Jeff Otah and Branden Albert had consideration here but there’s no way the Bronco’s can pass up on talent like McFadden.
13. Carolina Panthers – Jeff Otah, OT, Pittsburgh
The Panthers want to move Travelle Wharton inside to guard, so Otah should fit right in on that line. There is also talk the Panthers want to go RB here in an effort to create a tandem with the unreliable Deangelo Williams. Branden Albert is also a big possibility here because of his versatility.
14. Chicago Bears – Branden Albert, OL, Virginia
Fred Miller is no longer a bear and John Tait is getting up there in years so this pick will most likely be OL all the way. The versatile Albert can play OT or OG, in case the bears do decide to move John Tait inside.
RBs like Stewart and Mendenhall will get consideration here, but he Bears haven’t given up on Cedric Benson. Either way, this pick will improve their woes on offense.
15. Detroit Lions – Rashard Mendenhall, RB, Illinois
Band-aid Kevin Jones was sent packing and the Lions can’t expect to have anything resembling a running game with their OL woes and Tatum Bell starting. Mendenall will be a solid all-around back that Detroit has been craving. Jonathon Stewart might have been the pick here, but injuries are a concern, as he might miss the beginning of the season. All the top OTs could also be potential picks here as well.
16. Arizona Cardinals – Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, CB, Tenessee State
With Antrell Rolle moving to safety, the Cards need a starter opposite Eric Green. DRC, Antonio’s cousin, will come in and fill that void. He has flown up the draft boards and the Card’s will be ecstatic he lasted this long. RB Rashard Mendenall would definitely be an enticing pick for the Cards here, as well as Jonathan Stewart.
17. Minnesota Vikings – Phillip Merling , DE, Clemson
Calling Erasmus James a bust is a bit of an understatement, and Kenechi Udeze will miss at least this year as he battles leukemia. The Vikes desperately need a pass rusher to compliment the William’s on the interior. Derrick Harvey has probably been their guy for while now but there’s no way he’s on the board at this point.
18. Houston Texans – Chris Williams, OT, Vanderbilt
The Texans finally get their franchise LT, a problem nagging them for quite a while now. Matt Schaub gets some protection for his blindside and the OL that almost killed David Carr gets a little bit stronger.
19. Philadelphia Eagles – Mike Jenkins, CB, South Florida
It looks like Philly is going to ship Lito Sheppard on or shortly before draft day so the Eagles are going to need a starter opposite newly acquired Asante Samuel. WR would be very likely here, as well as OT if any of the top tackles are still on the board.
20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – DeSean Jackson, WR, California
With Joey Galloway turning 37 and Ike Hilliard and Maurice Stovall behind him, the Bucs are going to have to do something to address the need. The speedy Jackson can spread the field and will also be extremely valuable as a returner. The Bucs will probably look at the CB and DT here with Warren Sapp retiring, but there’s really no value at DT here.
21. Washington Redskins – Limas Sweed, WR, Texas
The Skins need some size at wide receiver if they’re going to run the west coast offense, and with Santana Moss and Antwaan Randle-El each listed under 5-10, they’re going to have to turn to the draft to address it. The 6’4 Sweed should fit in nicely, giving Jason Cambpell a big target. DE is a real need here too, guys like Calais Campbell and Lawrence Jackson will be on the ‘Skins radar but are both a bit of a reach at this point.
22. Dallas Cowboys (f/ CLE) – Aqib Talib, CB, Kansas
Anthony Henry and Terrance Newman are both getting up there in years and the ‘Boys only depth to speak of, Jacques Reeves has left town. This pick will depend on whether or not they can trade for Pacman Jones. Dallas has 2 picks in the first round here so they might want to consider trading down.
23. Pittsburgh Steelers – Gosder Cherilus, OT, Boston College
With Pro-bowl OG Adam Faneca now a Jet, the Steeler’s line won’t be as dominant of a force as it was last year. The big man from Boston College can help solidify the line, protecting the Steelers huge investment in Big Ben. Big Ben has stated publicly that he’d like a big target to throw to in the passing game but the value really isn’t here at WR at this point on the board.
24. Tennessee Titans – Calais Campbell, DE, Miami (FL)
The Titans lost two of their top rushers this offseason with the departure of Antawan Odom and Travis LeBoy. They’re going to need someone to line up opposite Kyle Van den Bosch. Calais Campbell will fill a major need at DE but may also be a bit of a reach at this point in the draft. WR should also be very likely, but again, the value just isn’t really there. Lawrence Jackson could be considered, as well DE Quentin Groves and WRs James Hardy, Mario Manningham or Malcom Kelly.
25. Seattle Seahawks – Jonathon Stewart, RB, Oregon
Shaun Alexander clearly doesn’t haven’t any more so the Seahawks will be more than happy to pick up Jonathon Stewart despite the injury concerns regarding his toe. He might be inactive for the beginning of the season but it shouldn’t affect him long term and at this point in the draft he is great value. Guys like TE Dustin Keller or John Carlson could get some attention but are both reaches at this point.
26. Jacksonville Jaguars – Lawrence Jackson, DE, USC
Maybe a bit of a reach but the Jags need to find an elite rusher from the outside and the reliable Jackson should fit in nicely. With the departure of Bobby McCray and Reggie Hayward’s injury troubles a stud pass rusher is their biggest need. A DT to plug in next to John Henderson is now a need after trading away Marcus Stroud to the Bills, but there really isn’t any value for DTs at this point.
27. San Diego Chargers – Kenny Phillips, S, Miami (FL)
The Chargers secondary could use a boost and a guy from the same pedigree as former ‘Canes Ed Reed and Sean Taylor will fit right in next to second year man Eric Weddle. The Chargers still have a glaring hole at RT after releasing Shane Olivea so reaching for a guy like Sam Baker could be an option here.
28. Dallas Cowboys – Felix Jones, RB, Arkansas
Jerry Jones doesn’t get his man from Arkansas in Run DMC, so he takes his back up instead. He will be a nice speedy compliment to Marion the Barbarians bruiser style of play. The Cowboy’s can afford to reach a little bit at this point because they have 2 draft picks in the 1st round. If guys like Jonathon Stewart or Rashard Mendenhall are somehow still on the board you could probably assume they’d get the nod here. Either way, with the departure of Julius Jones, the ‘Boys need a compliment to MBIII.
29. San Francisco 49’ers (f/ IND) – Quentin Groves, DE/OLB, Auburn
Tully Banta-Cain did not have the impact that SF expected so here they need to add another young pass rusher to their young 3-4. Groves’ recent heart surgery shouldn’t affect his stock as it is reported the surgery has in fact made his heart healthier, reducing an irregular heartbeat.
30. Green Bay Packers – Antoine Cason, CB, Arizona
Al Harris and Charles Woodson, who together form one of the best CB tandems in the league, are definitely getting up there in years. Picking a corner here to bring in and groom behind those two stars would be ideal and Cason fits the description GM Ted Thompson is looking for in a big, physical corner. The Packer’s are also lacking youth and depth along the offensive line but the value isn’t here with all the top tackles off the board.
31. New England Patriots – Forfeited for violating league rules
32. New York Giants – Reggie Smith, S/CB, Oklahoma
The defending champs lost starting safety Gibril Wilson and are now extremely thin at the position. Smith’s versatility allows him to play CB on the fly, and with R.W. McQuarters and Sam Madison nearing the end of their respective careers, depth at the position is needed. The G-Men could also take a true CB here to line up next to Aaron Ross in the next couple years. OLB could also be a possibility here after losing Kawika Mitchell and Reggie Torbor, and it looks like Matthias Kiwanuka is going to be moved to DE.
33. Miami Dolphins – Jerod Mayo, ILB, Tennessee
He probably shouldn’t have fallen this far, so the Fins get good value here lining him up in the void created by the departure of Zach Thomas.
34. St. Louis Rams – Sam Baker, OT, USC
Orlando Pace just can’t seem to stay healthy so the Rams help shore up their ailing OL and get a future replacement for Pace.
35. Atlanta Falcons (f/ OAK) – Brian Brohm, QB, Louisville
After skipping out on QB Matt Ryan in round 1, the Dirty Birds get their QB of the future here in the form of the Louisville Slinger.
36. Kansas City Chiefs – Patrick Lee, CB, Auburn
With Ty Law leaving, the Chiefs don’t really have any starting calibre CBs on their roster. Patrick Lee should help change that.
37. New York Jets – James Hardy, WR, Indiana
Justin McCareins is gone, and it looks like Laveranues Coles might be on his way out soon too. Either way, depth is needed and Hardy gives them a big target to throw to.
38. Atlanta Falcons – Tracy Porter, CB, Indiana
With the departure of Deangelo Hall the Falcons have yet another hole to fill. Luckily for them, they have 3 draft picks in the 2nd round to they address the CB position right here.
39. Baltimore Ravens – Justin King, CB, Penn St.
The Ravens need youth and depth at the CB position, and it was evident last year when their starters went down with injuries.
40. San Francisco 49’ers – Dan Connor, ILB, Penn St.
Gives a solid interior LB corps with 2007 1st rounder Patrick Willis lining up next to Dan Connor from Linebacker U. Great value here for the 49’ers.
41. New Orleans Saints – Kentwan Balmer, DT, North Carolina
After missing out on Sedrick Ellis in round 1, the Saints fill their gaping hole here when a guy with 1st round value somehow falls to them here.
42. Buffalo Bills – Dustin Keller, TE, Purdue
Another big target for QB Trent Edwards and the Bills offense is beginning to look scarier and scarier in a couple of years with QB Trent Edwards, RB Marshawn Lynch, WR Devin Thomas and TE Dustin Keller.
43. Denver Broncos – Carl Nicks, OT, Nebraska
They were planning on addressing the line in the 1st round but with Darren McFadden somehow falling to them at #12 they had to jump on the opportunity. They get a quality tackle here.
44. Carolina Panthers – Joe Flacco, QB, Delaware
Jake Delhomme is coming off a serious elbow injury, David Carr proved again that he is a bust and Matt Moore is unproven. Flacco can come in and compete right away and be groomed for the future.
45. Chicago Bears – Chad Henne, QB, Michigan
Rex Grossman clearly isn’t the answer and it’s about time the Bears finally found a true starting QB.
46. Detroit Lions – Curtis Lofton, ILB, Oklahoma
A speedy, athletic LB for Rod Marinelli to plug into his Tampa 2 scheme after the departure of under-achiever Teddy Lehman.
47. Cincinnati Bengals – Erin Henderson, OLB, Maryland
Landon Johnson, Caleb Miller, and Lemar Marshall are all restricted free agents and Dhani Jones is on the downward slope of his career. After losing Justin Smith to free agency the Bengals need to add a guy who can rush from the outside.
48. Minnesota Vikings – DaJuan Morgan, S, North Carolina St.
They brought in Madieu Williams through free agency but they really have no depth to speak of at the safety position and Darren Sharper is no spring chicken.
49. Atlanta Falcons (f/HOU) – Mario Manningham, WR, Michigan
He probably shouldn’t have fallen this far and the Falcons can afford to snatch him up here because they have 3 2nd round draft picks. They’ll also be giving a speedy young target for new QB Brian Brohm to develop with.
50. Philadelphia Eagles – Malcolm Kelly, WR, Oklahoma
They wanted to address the WR position in the 1st round but they’ll settle for the sliding Kelly here and line him up next to Reggie Brown. Kevin Curtis is better suited as a #3/slot guy anyways.
51. Arizona Cardinals – Chris Johnson, RB, East Carolina
Edgerrin James is getting up there in years and Johnson, the fastest player in the draft, will provide some lightning to James’ thunder.
52. Washington Redskins – Justin King, CB, Penn St.
Their secondary is particularly as it is, and Shawn Springs may be a cap casualty. With the tragic death of Pro Bowl safety Sean Taylor, the secondary will definitely be address here.
53. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Trevor Laws, DT, Notre Dame
The days of the dominant Booger McFarlane and Warren Sapp are gone in Tampa and DT is a need they can address here.
54. Pittsburgh Steelers – Jordy Nelson, WR, Kansas St.
Big Ben said he wanted to get a big WR in the passing game. He gets him here. And with the release of Cedric Wilson, WR is likely here if it’s not addressed in the 1st round.
55. Tennessee Titans – Early Doucet, WR, LSU
They still haven’t found a true #1 for Vince Young and they get tremendous value here.
56. Seattle Seahawks – John Carlson, TE, Notre Dame
Jerramy Stevens was missed in Seattle last year and the Hawks find a suitable replacement for Hasselbeck here.
57. Green Bay Packers (f/ CLE) – Martellus Bennett, TE, Texas A&M
Bubba Franks is gone, and it gives young Aaron Rodgers another big target in the passing game.
58. Miami Dolphins (f/ SD) – Brandon Flowers, CB, Virginia Tech
They really have no depth at CB to speak of and Flowers would come in and contribute right away.
59. Jacksonville Jaguars – Tyrell Johnson, S, Arkansas St.
They need another safety to line up next to Reggie Jackson. Their secondary was suspect at times last year and this pick should help shore it up.
60. Indianapolis Colts – Cliff Avril, OLB, Purdue
With only one draft pick on the 1st day the Colts need to hit this one. Avril is a speedy, slightly undersized LB Dungy loves for his Tampa 2.
61. Green Bay Packers – Anthony Collins, OT, Kansas
Youth and depth added here at the OT position where Chad Clifton and Mark Tauscher are aging.
62. Dallas Cowboys – Donnie Avery, WR, Houston
With Terry Glenn and Terrell Owens both getting old, Avery will come in immediately to help spread the field and eventually become a #2 target for Romo.
63. New England Patriots – Charles Godfrey, CB, Iowa
After losing Asante Samuel and Randall Gay, the Pats are suddenly left extremely thin at the CB position, so Godfrey should come in and start immediately opposite Ellis Hobbs.
64. New York Giants – Xavier Adibi, OLB, Virginia Tech
The G-Men get their OLB depth here to replace Kawika Mitchell and Reggie Torbor.
65. Miami Dolphins – Philip Wheeler, OLB, Georgia Tech
66. St. Louis Rams – Andre Caldwell, WR, Florida
67. Kansas City Chiefs – Earl Bennett, WR, Vanderbilt
68. Carolina Panthers (f/ NYJ) – Thomas DeCoud, S, California
69. Atlanta Falcons – Oniel Cousins, OT, UTEP
70. New England Patriots (f/ OAK) – Chilo Rachal, OG, USC
71. Chicago Bears (f/ SF) – Jerome Simpson, WR, Coastal Carolina
72. Jacksonville Jaguars (f/ BAL/BUF) – Marcus Harrison, DT, Arkansas
73. Buffalo Bills – Tyvon Branch, CB, Conneticut
74. Minnesota Vikings (f/ DEN) – Tavares Gooden, OLB, Miami (FL)
75. Carolina Panthers – Jason Jones, DE, Eastern Michigan
76. San Francisco 49'ers (f/ CHI) – Lavelle Hawkins, WR, California
77. Detroit Lions – Terrell Thomas, CB, USC
78. Cincinnati Bengals – Fred Davis, TE, USC
79. New Orleans Saints – Eddie Royal, WR, Virginia Tech
80. Houston Texans – Geno Hayes, OLB, Florida St.
81. Philadelphia Eagles – Beau Bell, OLB, UNLV
82. Arizona Cardinals – Jeremy Thompson, DE, Wake Forest
83. Minnesota Vikings – Duane Brown, OT, Virginia Tech
84. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Antwuan Molden, CB, Eastern Kentucky
85. Washington Redskins – Chris Ellis, DE, Virginia Tech
86. Tennessee Titans – Dre Moore, DT, Maryland
87. Seattle Seahawks – Roy Sheuning, OG, Oregon St.
88. Detroit Lions (f/ CLE) – Pat Sims, DT, Auburn
89. Pittsburgh Steelers – Ray Rice, RB, Rutgers
90. Jacksonville Jaguars – Darrell Robertson, DE, Georgia Tech
91. Chicago Bears (f/ SD) – Kevin Smith, RB, Central Florida
92. Green Bay Packers – Matt Forté, FB, Tulane
93. Dallas Cowboys – Red Bryant, DT, Texas A&M
94. Indianapolis Colts – Brad Cottam, TE, Tennessee
95. New England Patriots – Tom Zbikowski, S, Notre Dame
96. New York Giants – Jack Ikegwuonu, CB, Wisconson
97. Washington Redskins (comp) – Jamaal Charles, RB, Texas
98. Cincinnati Bengals (comp) – André Woodson, QB, Kentucky
99. Atlanta Falcons (comp) – Jordan Dizon, OLB, Colorado
100. Baltimore Ravens (comp) – Steve Slaton, RB, West Virginia
So thats it. Thanks for reading. Any comments/questions/errors you notice would be appreciated.