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No.TeamPlayerPos.CollegeComment
1DolphinsJake LongTMichiganOne right, at least.
2RamsGlenn DorseyDTLSUThe Saints are trying to trade up to here for Dorsey. If they don't, the Rams pick between Dorsey, Chris Long and Vernon Gholston.
3FalconsMatt RyanQBBoston CollegeThe toughest call. Teams are wary that Ryan threw 19 interceptions last season. But can the Falcons go into next season with Chris Redman and Joey Harrington as their top options at QB?
4RaidersDarren McFaddenRBArkansasMcFadden and JaMarcus Russell could make for an interesting young offensive tandem.
5ChiefsChris LongDEVirginiaThe Chiefs get an immediate replacement for traded NFL sacks leader Jared Allen.
6JetsVernon GholstonDEOhio StateThe Jets not only get a potentially superb player, but also keep him away from the Patriots.
7PatriotsLeodis McKelvinCBTroyGholston, if he's available, and Albert are options. But they need to replace departed CB Asante Samuel.
8RavensRyan CladyTBoise StateIf Clady is gone, the Ravens go for a left tackle to replace Jonathan Ogden.
9BengalsSedrick EllisDTUSCHe's a great value if still available.
10SaintsDerrick HarveyDEFloridaIf they can't trade up, the Saints look for the best remaining defensive playmaker.
11BillsD. Rodgers-CromartieCBTennessee St.The Bills take the next-best cornerback.
12BroncosBranden AlbertG-TVirginiaHe's projected by many teams to be a left tackle in the pros.
13PanthersKeith RiversLBUSCPerhaps the draft's best pure linebacker.
14BearsRashard MendenhallRBIllinoisCedric Benson hasn't been the answer at RB, and Thomas Jones is long gone.
15LionsJonathan StewartRBOregonHe underwent toe surgery in March but should be ready for training camp.
16CardinalsJerod MayoLBTennesseeA solid defender.
17ChiefsJeff OtahTPittsburghThe Chiefs use the pick they got from the Vikings for Allen to fortify the offensive line.
18TexansDevin ThomasWRMichigan St.The WRs in this draft don't overly excite anyone, but teams just can't seem to resist taking them early.
19EaglesChris WilliamsTVanderbiltThe Eagles love to draft linemen.
20BucsMike JenkinsCBSouth FloridaIf the Bucs manage to trade for Eagles CB Lito Sheppard, they might take a WR.
21RedskinsPhillip MerlingDEClemsonThe Redskins pass on Oklahoma WR Malcolm Kelly to fill a need at DE.
22CowboysFelix JonesRBArkansasThe Cowboys get a replacement for the departed Julius Jones to team with Marion Barber at RB.
23SteelersKenny PhillipsSMiamiWould team with Troy Polamalu for a fine safety tandem.
24TitansLimas SweedWRTexasThe Titans need to give Vince Young a promising target.
25SeahawksKentwan BalmerDTNorth CarolinaA safe pick who would help anchor the defensive line.
26JaguarsCalais CampbellDEMiamiOnce was thought to be ahead of Merling at DE but seems to have fallen lately.
27ChargersAqib TalibCBKansasA good value late in the first round if he falls this far.
28CowboysDeSean JacksonWRCaliforniaThe Cowboys get a speedy receiving complement to Terrell Owens and Patrick Crayton.
2949ersBrandon FlowersCBVirginia TechA fifth cornerback makes it into the first round.
30PackersGosder CherilusTBoston CollegeThe first-round run on tackles concludes at six (counting Albert).
31GiantsDan ConnorLBPenn StateThe champs bolster their linebacker corps.

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Note: New England's own selection was taken away by Commissioner Roger Goodell for spying against the New York Jets.


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