With just a couple of days remaining before the 2010 draft, it’s time to take a final stab at looking how things may break down.
Of course there very well could be a trade or two before now and Thursday and I’ll update things as those happen.
But here’s a look at how I see things happening when it gets hot and heavy on Thursday.
1. St. Louis, Sam Bradford, QB, Oklahoma - No secret here.
2. Detroit Lions, Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska
3. Tampa Bay, Russell Okung, OT, Oklahoma State - Offensive tackle is a bigger need than DT for the Bucs.
4. Washington, Trent Williams, OT, Oklahoma
5. Kansas City, Gerald McCoy, DT, Oklahoma - Remember that Scott Pioli was in New England when the Pats built their defense around first-round draft picks on the line.
6. Seattle, Eric Berry, S, Tennessee
7. Cleveland, Derrick Morgan, DE, Georgia Tech - The Browns need somebody to rush the passer.
8. Oakland, Kyle Wilson, CB, Boise State - We all know the Raiders don’t look at players the same way other teams do. Al Davis goes for the speedy cornerback.
9. Buffalo, Jimmy Clausen, QB, Notre Dame - The Bills need a quarterback to build around in the future.
10. Jacksonville, Jason Pierre-Paul, DE, South Florida - The Jaguars have been trying in vain to beef up their pass rush for several years.
11. Denver, Dez Bryant, WR, Oklahoma State
12. Miami, Dan Williams, DT, Tennessee - Miami nose tackle Jason Ferguson is suspended for the first eight games of 2010.
13. San Francisco, Brian Baluga, OT, Iowa
14. Seattle, C.J. Spiller, RB, Clemson
15. N.Y. Giants, Rolando McClain, LB, Alabama
16. Tennessee, Jared Odrick, DE, Penn State
17. San Francisco, Joe Haden, CB, Florida – The Steelers could work a deal with Tennessee if it gets to this point, to give them a chance to grab Haden before the Titans.
18. Steelers, Maurkice Pouncey, C, Florida – Mike Iupati could be the pick here and, who knows, maybe I’ll change my mind. But right now, they can take Pouncey, play him at center or guard and upgrade the offensive line right away.
19. Atlanta, Brandon Graham, DE, Michigan
20. Houston, Mike Iupati, G, Idaho
21. Cincinnati, Earl Thomas, S, Texas - The Bengals are building a very solid secondary.
22. New England, Jermaine Gresham, TE, Oklahoma
23. Green Bay, Sergio Kindle, OLB, Texas - The Packers need somebody to push the pocket opposite Clay Matthews.
24. Philadelphia, Taylor Mays, S, USC
25. Baltimore, Devin McCourty, CB, Rutgers – The Ravens addressed their wide receiver needs in free agency.
26. Arizona, Demaryius Thomas, WR, Georgia Tech
27. Dallas, Anthony Davis, OT, Rutgers
28. San Diego, Ryan Matthews, RB, Fresno State
29. N.Y. Jets, Sean Weatherspoon, LB, Missouri
30. Minnesota, Jahvid Best, RB, Cal - A complementary runner to pair with Adrian Petersen.
31. Indianapolis, Rodger Saffold, OT, Indiana – The Colts want to keep Peyton Manning as healthy as long as possible.
32. New Orleans, Brian Price, DT, UCLA
If things go this way, the Steelers could definitely be looking to make a move up into the early part of hte second round in an effort to grab Alabama cornerback Kareem Jackson. If they stay put, Brandon Ghee could be the target.