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This is the first mock draft, and it's likely to change based on what transpires in free agency. It was put together based on team needs, management's preferences/history and personnel fits.

Team Pick Analysis

1. Detroit Lions

Matthew Stafford
QB, Georgia
The Lions shouldn't rush Stafford into the starting lineup unless they discover a running game.


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2. St. Louis Rams

Andre Smith
OT, Alabama
The Rams' biggest goal is to get bigger up front. At 340 pounds, Smith meets the criteria.


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3. Kansas City Chiefs

Aaron Curry
LB, Wake Forest
The Chiefs need a hyper-competitive baller to wake up a slumbering defense.


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4. Seattle Seahawks

B.J. Raji
DT, Boston College
A receiver is needed, but this is a better fit because the Seahawks have to regain their defensive swagger.


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5. Cleveland Browns

Malcolm Jenkins
CB, Ohio State
New Browns head coach Eric Mangini and new general manager George Kokinis came from franchises with solid cover corners who were physical tacklers.


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6. Cincinnati Bengals

Jason Smith
OT, Baylor
Smith's toughness and athleticism are what the Bengals need on the offensive line.


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7. Oakland Raiders

Michael Crabtree
WR, Texas Tech
Crabtree's sure hands and solid fundamentals are needed to help bring along QB JaMarcus Russell.


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8. Jacksonville Jaguars

Eugene Monroe
OT, Virginia
Addressing the depleted offensive line is a must, and Monroe likely won't be the only blocker drafted.


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9. Green Bay Packers

Brian Cushing
LB, USC
Switching to a 3-4 defense calls for a versatile OLB who can bring it with the rush and hold the edge against the run.


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10. San Francisco 49ers

Mark Sanchez
QB, USC
The 49ers could go a lot of ways, but grooming Sanchez in a run-first offense is a safe call.


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11. Buffalo Bills

Brandon Pettigrew
TE, Oklahoma State
Pettigrew can do it all, which could help open up an offense in need of diversity.


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12. Denver Broncos

Rey Maualuga
LB, USC
The Broncos have to toughen up the run defense, and this bell-ringer in the middle would help.


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13. Washington Redskins

Brian Orakpo
DE/LB, Texas
Orakpo is solid in all phases and could provide the much-needed edge pass rush.


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14. New Orleans Saints

Vontae Davis
CB, Illinois
The Saints also could opt for an athletic OLB who can rush the passer.


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15. Houston Texans

Aaron Maybin
DE/LB, Penn State
The athletic, undersized pass rusher can be moved around and allow for some creative scheming.


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16. San Diego Chargers

Knowshon Moreno
RB, Georgia
Even if Darren Sproles and LaDainian Tomlinson are there, Moreno is too special to pass up in the short and long terms.


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17. New York Jets

James Laurinaitis
LB, Ohio State
New Jets head coach Rex Ryan loves LBs who can get to the ball, and Laurinaitis certainly can do that.


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18. Chicago Bears

Tyson Jackson
DE, LSU
Jackson isn't an ideal pass rusher, but he is a stout run defender who can keep blockers off LBs.


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19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Peria Jerry
DT, Mississippi
The Bucs desperately need to address this position to improve their run defense.


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20. Detroit Lions

(from Dallas Cowboys)

Michael Oher
OT, Mississippi
If the Lions draft Stafford, they better build a line to protect him.


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21. Philadelphia Eagles


Chris Wells
RB, Ohio State
The Eagles would love to land an OT like Oher. If he is gone, Wells would be a great Plan B.


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22. Minnesota Vikings


Jeremy Maclin
WR, Missouri
The do-it-all threat would ease the burden on Vikings QB Tarvaris Jackson and RB Adrian Peterson and add to the return game.


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23. New England Patriots


Louis Delmas
S, Western Michigan
It's time for the Patriots to replenish this position, and Delmas could be the next Bob Sanders -- with coverage skills.


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24. Atlanta Falcons


Larry English
DE/LB, Northern Illinois
This high-motor player fills need at OLB and situational pass rusher opposite John Abraham.


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25. Miami Dolphins


Everette Brown
DE/LB, Florida State
Brown is a ridiculous pass rusher who's somewhat of a 'tweener,' but he can bring heat off the edge.


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26. Baltimore Ravens


Alphonso Smith
CB, Wake Forest
The Ravens love playmakers, and Smith's 21 interceptions in college and his penchant to hit offset his lack of height (5-foot-9).


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27. Indianapolis Colts


Percy Harvin
WR, Florida
Ideally, the Colts would love a DT here, but Harvin could replenish the potential loss of Marvin Harrison.


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28. Philadelphia Eagles

(from Carolina Panthers)

Eben Britton
OT, Arizona
This could be considered a reach, but the Eagles need to inject youth into both tackle spots.


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29. New York Giants

Hakeem Nicks
WR, North Carolina
This big receiver eventually could fill the role of Plaxico Burress or Amani Toomer, especially as a red-zone threat.


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30. Tennessee Titans

D.J. Moore
CB, Vanderbilt
The local product fits the model of a play-making CB with good ball skills. He's also a kick returner.


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31. Arizona Cardinals

LeSean McCoy
RB, Pittsburgh
McCoy is a tough, shifty runner who also can catch the ball. He's a perfect fit for the Cardinals' scheme.


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32. Pittsburgh Steelers

Max Unger
C, Oregon
His high intelligence and toughness could result in Unger starting right away. He has played every OL spot.


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