1. MIA: Jake Long, T, Michigan. Done deal.
2. STL: Glenn Dorsey, DT, LSU. When all is said and done, the Rams take whom they consider to be the best player on the board. Let's just hope Reggie Wells keeps improving, because he will have his hands full with this dynamo. Another reason why so many of us were coveting Alan Faneca.
3. ***Trade: New Orleans swaps T Jammal Brown and picks #10 and #78 to the Falcons for the #3. NO: Sedrick Ellis, DT, USC. Has been their man all along...they pay a pretty steep price, but they get him.
4. OAK: Vernon Ghoulston, DE, Ohio St. Anyone named Ghoulston should be a Raydah. He's the edge rusher they want and, picking one ahead of their long-time rivals the Chiefs, they know they are stealing the Chiefs' main target. The controversy over bypassing Howie's boy, Chris, will haunt some black blooders, however.
5. KC: Chris Long, DE, Virginia. Take that, Raydahs! Howie will now be rooting for the Chiefs. The Chiefs have now basically swapped Jared Allen for Chris Long AND the #17, #73 and #82 picks. Gotta like the Chiefs' move on this one.
6. NYJ: Darren McFadden, RB, Arkansas. The Jets turn down an offer from Dallas that includes the #22 and #28 picks. Those watching on TV will need to turn down the volume when this pick is made because the Jets fans are going to go absolutely berserk.
7. ***Trade: The Chicago Bears trade the #14, #43 and #90 picks to the Patriots for T Matt Light and the Patriots' #7. CHI: Matt Ryan, QB, Boston College. The Bears knew they had to jump in front of Baltimore to get Ryan and they pull off a doozy, also adding a sorely needed tackle in Matt Light.
8. BAL: Keith Rivers, LB, USC. Baltimore does here what they always do...take the highest profile player on the board.
9. CIN: Derrick Harvey, DE, Florida. They were hoping for Ellis, but knew the chances were slim. With Rivers gone, they go with the need pick here.
10. ATL: Branden Albert, T, Virginia. The Falcons desperately need a tackle and they get a supremely talented one in Albert.
11. BUF: Leodis Mckelvin, CB, Troy. They were expecting Mckelvin to go at #10, but are delighted to see him on the board.
12. DEN: Jonathan Stewart, RB, Oregon. He's been their guy all along.
13. CAR: Phillip Merling, DE, Clemson. Need pick.
14. NE: Ryan Clady, T, Boise St. He's the guy they were hoping for when they traded down.
15. DET: Jerod Mayo, LB, Tennessee. They love this kid...he's fast, rangy and tough.
16. ***Trade: Dallas trades the #22 and #61 picks to the Cardinals for the Cardinals' #16. DAL: Felix Jones, RB, Arkansas. Jerry doesn't want to get shout out of this draft without one of his Hogs' dynamic duo, and he's nervous others ahead of him like the Cardinals and Tampa Bay would take Jones.
17. KC: Jeff Otah, T, Pittsburgh. Just whom they needed and wanted.
18. HOU: Mike Jenkins, CB, South Florida. They also like DRC a lot, but decide that Jenkins is more ready to make an immediate impact.
19. PHI: Quentin Groves, DE, Auburn. They need a pass rusher and love Groves' speed off the edge.
20. TB: Chris Johnson, RB, East Carolina. They love what his speed will do for their offense.
21. WAS: Devin Thomas, WR, Michigan St. They want a big WR to compliment their two smurfs in Moss and Randle El and they pick whom many consider to be the best big WR in the draft.
22. ARI: Dominique Rodgers
-Cromartie, CB, Tennessee St. They add a player with unique size and speed to their secondary, and may have taken him at #16 anyway.
23. PIT: Gosder Cherilus, T, Boston College. Let's just say they are not sold on Max Starks.
24. TEN: Andre Caldwell, WR, Florida. They need a WR and give the nod to the speedy Gator over Malcom Kelly and Limas Sweed.
25. SEA: Lawrence Jackson, DE, USC. They like USC kids and Jackson fits the bill.
26. JAX: Kentwan Balmer, DT, North Carolina. Helps fill the void at DT.
27. ****Trade: The Atlanta Falcons trade the #34 and #68 picks to the Chargers for the Chargers' #27: ATL: Brian Brohm, QB, Louisville. The Falcons worry that the Packers might take Brohm, so they make this deal and get their QBOF.
28. DAL: WR Malcolm Kelly, Oklahoma. They are delirious that Kelly is on the board.
29. SF: Joe Flacco, QB, Delaware. Mike Martz needs a QB with a big arm to make his offense work and Flacco has the best arm in the draft.
30. GB: Chad Henne, QB, Michigan. They wanted Flacco, but are happy none-the-less with Henne and all the experience he gained at Michigan.
31. NYG: Tyrell Johnson, S, Arkansas St. Perfect fit. Has remarkable athletic ability.
32. ***Trade: The Arizona Cardinals trade the #50 and #61 picks to the Miami Dolphins for the Dolphins' #32. ARI: Rashard Mendenhall
, RB, Illinois. It's a surprise that Mendenhall slid this far, but he just wasn't the right 1st round fit, as teams measured their needs. Two years in a row the Cardinals move up to the top of the second round to take the player they want...again for a player whom many believed would be a Top 15 pick.
Rd. 1, 22: Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, CB, Tennessee St.
Rd. 2, 32: Rashard Mendenhall, RB, Illinois.
Rd. 3, 81: Jason Jones, DE, Eastern Michigan.
Rd. 4, 116: Oniel Cousins, T, UTEP
Rd. 5, 149: D.J. Hall, WR, Alabama
Rd. 6, 185: Jamie Silva, S, Boston College
Rd. 7, 225: J Leman, LB, Illinois.