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Clausen moves way back into top 10 of final mock draft

Finally, the countdown clock until Commissioner Roger Goodell gavels the 75th NFL Draft to order is in its final stages!

The players and power brokers are all getting into position for the fireworks that begin Thursday night, and it's fitting for us at NFL Network that for the first primetime draft, we have the original "Prime Time," Deion Sanders on our team!

1. St. Louis Rams

Sam Bradford, QB, Oklahoma

Why should this be any different? A new "Spirit of St. Louis" begins with the super accurate thrower from the Sooner State. (Previous pick: Bradford)

2. Detroit Lions

Namukong Suh, DT, Nebraska

This one has kept me up recently. Offensive tackle? Defensive tackle? Protect Stafford? Pick a potential superstar? Jim Schwartz's defense gets the nod, and Suh fits the bill of what the coach has consistently described as the type of player he wants up front. (Previous pick: Okung)

3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Gerald McCoy, DT, Oklahoma

If the Bucs had to choose between Suh and McCoy ... but, they don't, and they are very happy to have their "under tackle" for what they hope is the next 10 years. (Previous pick: McCoy)

4. Washington Redskins

Russell Okung, OT, Oklahoma State

Despite Donovan McNabb's presence, there will be discussion about QB Jimmy Clausen here. The bigger discussion should be between Okung and Oklahoma's Trent Williams, my choice for the best offensive tackle in the draft. (Previous pick: Suh)

5. Kansas City Chiefs

Eric Berry, S, Tennessee

Bryan Bulaga or Trent Williams would help solve a number of offensive line issues for the Chiefs, but Berry's skills are hard to overlook. Scott Pioli has never been shy about grabbing the best player, regardless of need. (Previous pick:Bryan Bulaga)

6. Seattle Seahawks

Trent Williams, OT, Oklahoma

Seattle has two first round picks. Williams solves a serious need at left tackle with the first one. (Previous pick: Williams)

7. Cleveland Browns

C.J. Spiller, RB, Clemson

Mike Holmgren says no QB. They could use an edge rusher, too, but will go with the TD maker here to give Josh Cribbs some help in generating offense and scores. (Previous pick: Berry)

8. Oakland Raiders

Bruce Campbell, OT, Maryland

Workout Warrior with much to prove gets his chance in Oakland. (Previous pick: Berry)

9. Buffalo Bills

Jimmy Clausen, QB, Notre Dame

The Bills offensive line is a major concern, but the Golden Domer's stock continues to rise. (Previous pick: Spiller)

10. Jacksonville Jaguars

Derrick Morgan, DE, Georgia Tech

Concerns have been expressed about his perceived lack of flash, but a high motor and terrific production last season make him a safe pick for a team that needs to increase pressure on opposing quarterbacks. (Previous pick: Morgan)

11. Denver Broncos

Rolando McClain, LB, Alabama

The Broncos' needs on defense continue to be met. He could be an edge rusher to help Elvis Dumervil. A wild card is Maurkice Pouncey, the center from Florida. (Previous pick: Sergio Kindle)

12. Miami Dolphins

Sergio Kindle, LB, Texas

A big guy inside would be a good addition, but pass rushers who can disrupt things in the pocket really help a defense. (Previous pick: Dan Williams)

13. San Francisco 49ers

Joe Haden, CB, Florida

The discussion about his speed appears to be laid to rest. He helps the Niners continue their efforts to match up with the Cardinals' aerial attack in their division. (Previous pick: Haden)

14. Seattle Seahawks

Jason Pierre-Paul, DE, South Florida

The defensive line really needs help, and the upside of this inexperienced pass rusher may be hard to turn down. New coach Pete Carroll could be just the guy to bring him along. (Previous pick: Clausen)

15. New York Giants

Dan Williams, DT, Tennessee

A fast riser in the last two months, he really put it all together as a senior at Tennessee. The Giants are injury-riddled at defensive line. (Previous pick: McClain)

16. Tennessee Titans

Kyle Wilson, CB, Boise State

A pass rusher would probably be preferred, but this rapidly developing corner could plug in opposite Cortland Finnegan. He also has impressive return skills. (Previous pick: Pierre-Paul)

17. San Francisco 49ers

Bryan Bulaga, OT, Iowa

Hard to believe such a talent could slip this far, but the Niners would run to the podium with the card that has his name on it. (Previous pick:Mike Iupati)

18. Pittsburgh Steelers

Maurkice Pouncey, C/G, Florida

The offensive line is still an area that could use some help, but the defense will get some attention first. (Previous pick: Wilson)

19. Atlanta Falcons

Brandon Graham, DE/LB, Michigan

There will be concerns that he fits better with a 3-4 team, but his non-stop motor and ability to get to the quarterback are exactly what the Falcons are seeking. (Previous pick: Graham)

20. Houston Texans

Ryan Mathews, RB, Fresno State

Another runner on a roster filled with them? This guy could solve their need for a lead runner. Cornerback is a concern with Dunta Robinson no longer in Houston. (Previous pick: Robinson)

21. Cincinnati Bengals

Jermaine Gresham, TE, Oklahoma

The Bengals' prayers that this future Pro Bowler falls to them are answered. (Previous pick: Gresham)

22. New England Patriots

Jared Odrick, DT, Penn State

You must be versatile to play for the Pats. This young man is definitely that, and more. (Previous pick: Odrick)

23. Green Bay Packers

Sean Weatherspoon, LB, Missouri

Can he bookend rookie Pro Bowler Clay Mathews? He showed he was capable Senior Bowl week. (Previous pick: Weatherspoon)

24. Philadelphia Eagles

Earl Thomas, S, Texas

Trying to replace Brian Dawkins is not easy. This Longhorn is a terrific attempt, provided he lasts this long. (Previous pick: Dunlap)

25. Baltimore Ravens

Demaryius Thomas, WR, Georgia Tech

A bit of a leap of faith as he's been hurt throughout the draft process. Recent reports, however, have him running and moving well. His physical gifts will put the final cap on shoring up an area of moderate concern for the Ravens. A corner will be in consideration here, too. (Previous pick:Earl Thomas)

26. Arizona Cardinals

Dez Bryant, WR, Oklahoma State

He is a top-five talent, and becomes an absolute steal for a Cardinals offense that will continue to fly high. Have fun, Mr. Leinart! (Previous pick: Bryant)

27. Dallas Cowboys

Anthony Davis, OT, Rutgers

The loss of Flozell Adams precipitates the need for another big body to help the potent Dallas offense. This is a top-15 talent that falls, but fits well in Big D. (Previous pick: Davis)

28. San Diego Chargers

Terrence Cody, DT, Alabama

I keep wanting to give the Chargers another runner (Jahvid Best, anyone?), but they have to shore up the inside rotation at nose tackle. Mount Cody can be that guy. (Previous pick: Cody)

29. New York Jets

Everson Griffen, DE, Southern California

The trade for Santonio Holmes lessens the need for a wide receiver, so coach Rex Ryan gets another aggressive defender to coach up. (Previous pick:Demaryius Thomas)

30. Minnesota Vikings

Taylor Mays, S, USC

The Vikings play a lot of Cover 2, and that will allow this big hitter plenty of opportunities to help shore up the back end of the Vikes D. (Previous pick: Mays)

31. Indianapolis Colts

Mike Iupati, G/OT, Florida

Colts decision-maker Bill Polian wants better offensive line play. Iupati brings new energy to the Colts' line. (Previous pick: Pouncey)

32. New Orleans Saints

Tim Tebow, QB, Florida

You didn't think I would do it again, did you? I predicted that the most talked about player in the draft would be picked in the first round. Defensive coordinator Gregg Williams will want a defender, and rightly so. But, coach Sean Payton is the perfect guy to get the best out of the young Gator. (Previous pick: Tebow)

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