Had Jevan Snead going at 25, but said he could possibly go #1 overall, "or fall out of the first round". Should have changed it to "out of the draft". Has a prospect ever fallen so far in a year as Jevan Snead without being injured?
1. St. Louis Rams (trade with Lions on draft day)
*Sam Bradford, QB, Oklahoma
Lions will have the worst record, but can't afford another No. 1 overall. Teams will want to trade up for this QB, unlike the lack of interest in Matt Stafford. The only danger is critics will have a year to pick apart Bradford, who could have been No. 1 this year.
2. Oakland Raiders
*Eric Berry, SS, Tennessee
Will the new Raiders coach be able to talk Al Davis out of workout wonder Taylor Mays? This is very high for a safety, but Berry is special.
3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
*Gerald McCoy, DT, Oklahoma
Tampa Bay's defense will really need help after its first full Monte Kiffin-less season.
4. Detroit Lions (trade with Rams on draft day)
Russell Okung, OT, Oklahoma State
They'll do anything to protect their investment in Matthew Stafford.
5. San Francisco 49ers
Taylor Mays, S, USC
Might as well cement all the comparisons to Ronnie Lott.
The Seahawks will need more help running after the Cardinals' receivers.
13. Washington Redskins
Tim Tebow, QB, Florida
All it takes is for one team to fall in love with the chosen one. No owner develops crushes like Daniel Snyder, who will take Tebow 10 picks too early. Tebow doesn't necessarily fit the mold of a Jim Zorn quarterback, but there could be a new coach in Washington by draft day if the Redskins end up slotted at No. 13.
14. Kansas City Chiefs (via draft day trade with Jets)
Sergio Kindle, OLB, Texas
Actually, I wouldn't be surprised if Scott Pioli traded down even more in this draft to take control of the second round, like he used to in New England. The Chiefs already have the Falcons' pick for the Tony Gonzalez trade.
15. Minnesota Vikings
*Carlos Dunlap, DE, Florida
He's 6-foot-6, 285 pounds and could go even higher if he dominates the 2009 season.
16. Atlanta Falcons
Terrence Cody, DT, Alabama
The Falcons did draft Peria Jerry, but coach Mike Smith could add more size on that defensive line. Cody has battled weight problems but slimmed down in the offseason.
17. Miami Dolphins
Brandon Spikes, LB, Florida
The hard-hitting LB has Bill Parcells written all over him. (That's assuming Parcells is still with the 'Fins.)
18. Seattle Seahawks
Greg Hardy, DE, Mississippi
If this seems too low a spot for a team that finished 4-12 last season, remember the Seahawks were decimated by injuries in 2008. Hardy's a big talent who has attitude issues to address.
19. New Orleans Saints
*Jonathan Dwyer, RB, Georgia Tech
New Orleans failed to get a big back in this year's draft.
20. Baltimore Ravens
Brandon LaFell, WR, LSU
Baltimore's leading receiver, Derrick Mason, is 35.
21. Denver Broncos (via Bears)
Sean Weatherspoon, LB, Missouri
Denver will still be looking to shore up its defense.
22. Houston Texans
*Marvin Austin, DT, North Carolina
We've all heard this before, but this is the year the Texans break into the playoffs.
23. Dallas Cowboys
Trevard Lindley, CB, Kentucky
Tony Romo fails to get his first playoff win, which would have moved the Cowboys further down in the first round.