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Mock draft: Round 1
Pick
Team
Player
Pos.
School
Previous pick
1.
QB
Georgia
Beginning to feel heat from Mark Sanchez. Lions have to decide if Stafford is "The Guy."

  Combine highlights: Matthew Stafford

2.
OT
Baylor
He's the full package and he has a nasty streak. He's an attractive replacement for Orlando Pace.

  Combine highlights: Jason Smith

3.
LB
Wake Forest
What's not to like?

  Combine highlights: Aaron Curry | First Draft: Aaron Curry

4.
OT
Virginia
Seattle might go DL here (B.J. Raji), but keeping Matt Hasselbeck upright is a priority.

  Combine highlights: Eugene Monroe

5.
DE/LB
Texas
Most decorated defensive player in college football in 2008.

  Combine highlights: Brian Orakpo | First Draft: Brian Orakpo

6.
OT
Alabama
Big asterisk here. Smith must continue to progress before the draft. Carson Palmer would like that very much.

  Pro day highlights: Andre Smith | First Draft: Andre Smith

7.
WR
Missouri
Raiders love speed and Maclin has it. And he's versatile.

  Combine highlights: Jeremy Maclin

8.
WR
Texas Tech
Jaguars are still seeking a No. 1 receiver in the Jimmy Smith mode. They could surprise with a QB selection here.

  Combine chat: Michael Crabtree | Surgery decision
Pick
Team
Player
Pos.
School
Previous pick
9.
DE/LB
Florida State
Brown brings the heat, which helps a team that needs secondary help.

  Combine highlights: Everette Brown

10.
QB
USC
Might be gone by this pick. If not, San Francisco can't afford to pass on the fast-rising USC star.

  Combine highlights: Mark Sanchez | First Draft: Mark Sanchez

11.
CB
Ohio State
Corner? Safety? Player!

  Combine highlights: Malcolm Jenkins

12.
DT
Boston College
The Broncos will snort with delight if this big man is still available.

  Combine highlights: B.J. Raji

13.
LB
USC
Washington will love his versatility and attitude.

  Combine highlights: Brian Cushing

14.
RB
Ohio State
Saints need DBs, but a big RB may be too good to pass up despite Pierre Thomas' excellent play.

  Combine highlights: Chris Wells

15.
CB
Illinois
The Texans would love a pass rusher, but they could pair the Illinois youngster with Dunta Robinson.

  Combine highlights: Vontae Davis

16.
RB
Georgia
This could easily become LB Rey Maualuga, especially since L.T. just signed.

  Combine highlights: Knowshon Moreno | First Draft: Knowshon Moreno
Pick
Team
Player
Pos.
School
Previous pick
17.
QB
Kansas State
Many thought this would be Mark Sanchez, but the K-Stater is gaining momentum by the day.

  Combine highlights: Josh Freeman

18.
WR
North Carolina
Big, strong and physical with terrific hands. Kyle Orton will approve.

  Combine highlights: Hakeem Nicks

19.
DE/LB
Penn State
The Bucs need a pass rusher, and it'll likely be a stand-up OLB .

  Combine highlights: Aaron Maybin | First Draft: Aaron Maybin

20.
LB
USC
Second big piece of Detroit's rebuilding process. The Lions could follow Atlanta's blueprint of 2008 and pick an OT.

  Combine highlights: Rey Maualuga

21.
RB
Connecticut
Brown was exciting at the combine, as well as on game tape.

  Combine highlights: Donald Brown

22.
OT
Mississippi
He's the most over-scrutinized OT in the draft. It appears that I like him more than most at this point.

  Combine highlights: Michael Oher

23.
CB
Wake Forest
Sharp mentally. Sits in on QB meetings to get a better idea of how offenses will attack.

  Combine highlights: Alphonso Smith | First Draft: Alphonso Smith

24.
TE
Oklahoma State
A present for second-year QB Matt Ryan.

  Combine highlights: Brandon Pettigrew
Pick
Team
Player
Pos.
School
Previous pick
25.
WR
Florida
Hard to pass up Harvin's mix of speed and playmaking ability.

  Combine highlights: Percy Harvin

26.
LB
Ohio State
Linebacker help is needed in Baltimore, and the Ohio State star is productive.

  Combine highlights: James Laurinaitis

27.
DT
Mississippi
The Colts are seeking inside pressure.


28.
OT
Arizona
The Eagles are seeking an OT. That could change if they acquire a veteran tackle during free agency.

  Combine highlights: Eben Britton

29.
WR
Maryland
Locals may want Rutgers' Kenny Britt, but Heyward-Bey can fly and stretch coverages.

  Combine highlights: Darrius Heyward-Bey | First Draft: Darrius Heyward-Bey

30.
WR
Rutgers
Tennessee never takes a receiver in the first round, so it may go DL here.

  Combine highlights: Kenny Britt

31.
RB
Pittsburgh
"Shady" takes the place of "The Edge."


32.
OT
Connecticut
Must keep Big Ben healthy.

  Combine highlights: William Beatty


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