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Charles Davis and I shared duties on "NFL Draft Review" on NFL Network, so I wanted to make sure I gave you my thoughts on the rest of the teams I didn't cover on the show.

Green Bay Packers

"Cobb doesn't do any one thing great, but he does everything extremely well. I really like his versatility."

-- Mayock on Packers second-round pick Randall Cobb

The Packers had 11 overall picks. With their first-rounder, they took a tackle, Derek Sherrod, who I think can be a left tackle and push Chad Clifton, who is getting up there in years. Because they took Brian Bulaga a year ago at right tackle, the Packers could have a couple of bookends once Sherrod is able to step in.

I love Randall Cobb, a wide receiver from Kentucky, in the second round. Donald Driver is 36, and James Jones is a potential free agent. Cobb doesn't do any one thing great, but he does everything extremely well. I really like his versatility.

Then there's a running back who not a lot of people know a lot about -- Alex Green from Hawaii -- who the Packers took in the third round. This kid might have the best hands of any running back in the draft. It will be interesting to see if he can pick up the pass protection and if he can be a valuable guy on third down.

Detroit Lions

The Lions had just five picks, but they really got some talented football players. Nick Fairley, obviously, fell to them at No. 13. He's a gifted player with a questionable motor. What he has going for him is that the infrastructure of the Lions' locker room is getting more mature, and he has great examples standing next to him on the defensive line in Ndamukong Suh and Kyle Vanden Bosch. Both tremendous examples of hard workers.

Titus Young, the first of two second-round picks, is what I call him a poor man's DeSean Jackson. Some off-the-field stuff, some work-ethic stuff, but when you just watch him run routes and get in and out of breaks, he probably does that as well as any wide receiver in the draft. His acceleration is tremendous, and he can help in the return game.

At the end of the second round, the Lions got Mikel Leshoure, a running back from Illinois. A lot of people really liked him, and the Lions figure they can pair him with Jahvid Best since Kevin Smith had trouble staying healthy. I wasn't as high on Leshoure as a lot of people, but he's a big back with really good feet. I just need to see him play at a continually high level.

Bears' draft picks
Rd
Sel. #
Player
Pos.
School
1
29
OT
Wisconsin
2
53
DT
Oregon State
3
93
DB
California
5
160
QB
Idaho
6
195
LB
West Virginia
» Bears' pick-by-pick analysis
Lions' draft picks
Rd
Sel. #
Player
Pos.
School
1
13
DT
Auburn
2
44
WR
Boise State
2
57
RB
Illinois
5
157
LB
Syracuse
7
209
OT
South Carolina State
» Lions' pick-by-pick analysis
Packers' draft picks
Rd
Sel. #
Player
Pos.
School
1
32
OL
Mississippi State
2
64
WR
Kentucky
3
96
RB
Hawaii
4
131
DB
New Mexico State
5
141
TE
Arkansas
6
179
OL
Utah
6
186
LB
Appalachian State
6
197
DL
Arizona
7
218
TE
North Carolina
7
233
DT
Arizona State
» Packers' pick-by-pick analysis
Vikings' draft picks
Rd
Sel. #
Player
Pos.
School
1
12
QB
Florida State
2
43
TE
Notre Dame
4
106
DL
Iowa
5
139
DB
Utah
6
168
OL
Arkansas
6
170
DB
South Florida
6
172
OL
Slippery Rock
6
200
LB
Ohio State
7
215
DL
Arizona
7
236
WR
West Texas A&M
» Vikings' pick-by-pick analysis

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