Bolt Beat Mock NFL Draft

Pick Team Player Selected Player’s Position Player’s School Analysis
1. Sam Bradford Quarterback Oklahoma The recent request for release by QB Marc Bulger has been granted, so the Rams are on the war path for a new franchise quarterback. Bradford had a fantastic pro day and is repaired shoulder has been tested and approved. Sam Bradford is about as pro-ready as a draftee can come. He will be worth this pick.
2. Russel Okung
Offensive Tackle Oklahoma State

Detroit fans may get greedy when they find out that Suh is still on the board, and he would be a difference maker for a city that needs one. However, the Lions really need an elite left tackle to keep Matthew Stafford upright and give him some time to possibly put some points on the board. Now wouldn’t that be nice, Detroit?

3. Ndomukong Suh
Defensive Tackle Nebraska The sound of peoples jaws hitting the floor rings through Tampa Bay as the Buccaneers take King Kong Suh with the third overall pick. Tampa has several needs in several places, but they will strike gold when they start building their defense around Suh. However, if Suh goes early to the Rams or Lions, then most likely Gerald McCoy will be filling this spot.
4. GeraldMcCoy
Defensive Tackle Oklahoma M. Night Shanahan pulled a hell of an upset this off-season by snaking Donovan McNabb from Philly and ending Oaklands hopes at acquiring him. Having just missed out on drafting Ndomukong Suh, the Skins will still get an incredible value in Gerald McCoy. He will be a fine replacement after the eventual departure of Albert Haynesworth. If Suh somehow falls to Washington, then he will be the guy.

5. Eric Berry Safety Tennessee A playmaking safety will be a welcome sight in Kansas City. Berry is an incredible talent and would elevate the Chiefs defense almost right away. The only person that would be a more valuable first round pick for the Chiefs would be Russel Okung if he doesn’t go to the Lions.
6. Brian Bulaga
Offensive Tackle Iowa Pete Carrol seems to believe that Charlie Whitehurst will eventually replace Matt Hasselbeck. His beliefs are so strong that Whitehurst was promised a ton of money without even having thrown his first NFL pass yet. Time to put up or shut up and protect that big investment with a top rated tackle.
7. Jimmy Clausen
Quarterback Notre Dame Cleveland needs some offense and a first round QB would be a great pick. Healthy competition on the offense would be a wonderful thing for this team. Some people are predicting a cornerback or a safety to be picked here. Maybe, if Eric Berry drops a little bit. However, the biggest problem for the Browns is the reality that you can’t win if you can’t score. Let’s see what football Czar Mike Holmgren will do depending on who is on the board when the Browns are that the podium. Holmgren is in rebuilding mode, so he will look for the best possible player he can get for his pick. I’m sure he would love to have Eric Berry to rebuild around. Then again, who wouldn’t?
8. Trent Williams
Offensive Tackle Oklahoma A top tier tackle is a must if there is a hefty Jamarcus Russel under center. If Al Davis loves Russel enough to give him yet another chance, then look for Oakland to try to give him some time to throw.
9. Bruce Campbell
Offensive Tackle Maryland Offensive tackle is a glaring weakness in this offense. Trying to get their hands on one of the top-three offensive tackles should be priority numero uno. If none of them are on the board then C.J Spiller might be too hard to resist. Especially with the recent woes of Marshawn Lynch. The Bills should think tackle first and running back second while keeping pick value in the back of their minds. No single pick will fix this offense, but getting the best player available on the board at the time will prove invaluable.
10. Derrick Morgan Defensive End Georgia Tech Morgan, along with the recently acquired Aaron Kampman, would provide a pass rush that the Jaguars desperately need. Morgan would be a great fit here. Im sure that in combination with Kampman, the best defender in the ACC will flourish.
11. Rolando McClain
Interior Linebacker Alabama Denver could really use a smart and skilled interior linebacker for both pass rushing and run stopping purposes if they want to compete with San Diego for AFC West supremacy. McClain is the best linebacker on the board and should draw seious consideration from denver unless the right young quarterback falls into their hands.
12. Dan Williams
Defensive Tackle Tennessee The Dolphins lack presence in the interior of thait defensive line. Williams would be a great young talent to fill this void.
13. Joe Haden
Cornerback Florida I dont think Coach Mike Singletary will be able to resist Haden after the pro day he had. Haden is an excellent player who is fast enough to keep up the coverage and blitz from the slot. This could be an interesting union.
14. (From Denver) C.J. Spiller
Running Back Clemson The Seahawks desperately need some talent at running back, and as long as Coach Carroll can resist taking Taylor Mays, then he can have one. Spiller is probably the best running back in this years draft class and Seattle would be foolish to pass him up when he could come in and make a difference right away.
15. Serigio Kindle
Texas Outside Linebacker With Derrick Morgan off the board and on his way to Jacksonville and Rolando McClain gone as well, the Giants will need to find a pass rush somewhere else. Kindle can provide that and the Giants will be grateful.
16. (From Carolina) Jason Pierre-Paul
Defensive End South Florida There is a hole in the roster that needs to be filled and Pierre-Paul has the talent and athleticism to be a good fit. However, he may need some time to develop before he becomes what they want him to be. He is an incredible raw talent and has the potential to be a dominant pass rusher.
17. Mike Iupati
Offensive Guard Idaho Iupati is a phenomenal guard with left tackle potential. If he ends up in San Francisco, then it may revive their running game.
18. Kyle Wilson
Cornerback Boise State The Steelers defense was not its normal self last season with Troy Palomalu out with injuries. This is a bad thing. You know it, I know it, and Pittsburgh knows it. Drafting the best corner in this years crop will take a lot of the pressure off of their star safety and the entire team.
19. Brandon Graham
Outside Linebacker/Defensive End Texas The Falcons need a pass rusher and Graham is a beast. A hybrid rusher like Graham should be a no-brainer for Atlanta. His versatility can make him a fit for any defense, but the Falcons know that they need him.
Patrick Robinson
Cornerback Florida State The Texans need a cornerback after the loss of Dunta Robinson, especially since Dunta was so essential for Houston to even compete with Indiannapolis and their offense. This need trumps all others for Houston. Even with inconsistency at running back, the fact that they share a division with Peyton Manning and the Colts changes everything.
Jermaine Gresham
Tight End Oklahoma The Bengals need some more weapons on offense and the whole world seems to know that there is a lack of talent at tight end. If they have any brains in Cincinnatti, they will rectify this problem.
22. Jared Odrick
Penn State With Patrick Robinson and Brandon Graham gone, the Patriots will probably try to develop Odrick into the pass rusher they really need. He would fit well as a defensive end in the Patriots 3-4 scheme and would help rebuild a defensive line that needs rebuilding.
23. Sean Witherspoon
Linebacker Missouri The Packers will only go with a linebacker if all of the top offensive linemen are taken, which they very well may be. I’m sure Aaron Rodgers will agree with me that pass protection in Green Bay has been abysmal.
24. Carlos Dunlap Defensive End Florida Dunlap could be just what the Eagles defense needs. He would be fantastic as a pass rusher playing opposite Trent Cole. This could be a fantastic pair. Philly fans will rejoice.
25. Brandon Spikes
Inside Linebacker Florida Ed Reed and Ray Lewis are getting older. Both are still incredibly talents, but one has to wonder how much longer they will last. Reed is still very much on top of his game so I am going to go with the Ravens seeking a future replacement for the older Ray Lewis. Spikes would be the best possible replacement that will be left on the board this late in the round.
26. Dez Bryant
Wide Receiver Oklahoma State Matt Leinart is developing and he has some big shoes to fill in the post Kurt Warner era. Let’s give him some more talent to throw to so he doesn’t feel so much pressure. Wouldnt you be happy to have Bryant and Larry Freaking Fitzgerald out there cathing passes for you? I would.
27. Anthony Davis Offensive Tackle Rutgers Flozell Adams has been released, making left tackle THE PICK for the Cowboys. There is just no other way to go. They need a talented replacement and they need it now. They could also use a safety, but they will have to resist the urge to take Taylor Mays and take care of this need at left tackle unless the job goes to Doug Free.
28. Terrence Cody
Defensive Tackle Georgia Tech Thanks for the good years, Jamal Williams. Your replacement has arrived in the form of Mt.Cody. I decided to take a defensive tackle in the first round instead of a running back because Cody may not fall much further, but the likes of Ryan Matthews or Jonathan Dwyer should be available to us in the second round since we have the number eight pick in the second round thanks to the Seattle Seahawks
29. Damaryius Thomas
Wide Receiver Georgia Tech With all of the top defensive linemen and pass rushers gone from the board, look for Rex Ryan to get a nice target for the Sanchize quarterback to throw to. He could us the help since the words Braylon Edwards and consistency dont seem to go hand in hand
30. Taylor Mays
Safety USC Mays would be a fine addition to the defensive secondary in Minnesota. He will add much needed security to the Vikings and their pass defense.
31. Maurkice Pouncey
Center Florida The offensive line was a big part of the problem in the Colts Super Bowl defeat at the hands of the New Orleans Saints. Pouncey would be fantastic as a guard and eventually be the replacement for Jeff Saturday. Until then, he can elevate the play of the Colts offensive line as a guard and possibly go to the Super Bowl next year if the Colts make it.
32. Everson Griffen Defensive End USC If the Saints don’t take Griffen, then it will be a big surprise to me. He is a solid pass rusher and a strong tackler as long as he puts in the effort. He also responds well to pressure which is great for a team that will be defending their NFL championship this year. Strength and depth at the defensive line will be very nice to have.

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