#1 Matt Stafford, QB Georgia
Stafford was the predictable pick, and the right pick. It's been the worst kept secret in the NFL that Stafford goes here. Detroit begins the long rebuild with a new franchise quarter back.
#2 Jason Smith, OT Baylor
I've said for two weeks, this was just as much of a lock as the Stafford pick. He is the perfect pick for St Louis as they wish to mould their offense around a dominant running game. A nasty, get out of my way tackle - perfect for Steven Jackson.
#3 Tyson Jackson, DE LSU
This pick got hot over the last week. Gil Brandt called it, Rob Rang put it in his mock first. Bank that as another top prediction from Mr. Rang. Jackson is a reach but he's a scheme fit in the Chiefs new 3-4 defense. Seattle as expected, will pick from Aaron Curry, Mark Sanchez and Michael Crabtree. The time is upon us!
#4 Aaron Curry, LB Wake Forest
Curry is a Ruskell pick to a tee and clearly the Seahawks were not willing to take any risks picking this high. Seattle has one of the most expensive linebacker corps in the NFL and they'll be hoping this pushes the defense over the edge. Welcome to Seattle, Aaron Curry!
Watch Seattle take Aaron Curry with the fourth overall pick
#5 Mark Sanchez, QB USC
I didn't think Sanchez would fall too far and New York made the move to get ahead of Washington and any other admirers to get the man who will now replace Brett Favre as the Jets' starting signal caller.
#6 Andre Smith, OT Alabama
This guy must be breathing a big sigh of relief. He had an awful off season and still goes 6th overall. Either he's very lucky, or he's just too good. The question is, can he play left tackle?
#7 Darrius Heyward-Bey, WR Maryland
Oh dear. It's times like this that you thank you're lucky stars you don't follow the Raiders. Al Davies - again - has fallen in love with someone who runs a nice forty yard dash. The guy didn't even list amongst the top 100 receivers in college football. Troy Williamson anyone? The Raiders are stuck in a black hole.
#8 Eugene Monroe, OT Virginia
Monroe slipped a bit and this wasn't surprising. He was never going to make it out of the top ten though. Jacksonville needed help on the offensive line and Monroe starts from day one. Michael Crabtree remains on the board... Niners anyone?
#9 B.J. Raji, DT Boston College
The Packers are switching to a 3-4 defense. The most important position in a 3-4 defense is nose tackle, so it's no surprise this is the area Raji comes off the board. There are a few teams coming up who would have loved to take this guy.
#10 Michael Crabtree, WR Texas Tech
He might not be in Seattle, but Crabtree is very much in the NFC West. He'll be hoping to follow in the footsteps of Jerry Rice. It's not the greatest situation for Crabtree, who joins a team without a stand out quarter back.
#11 Aaron Maybin, DE Penn State
They chose Maybin over Brian Orakpo, Michael Oher and Brian Cushing. My question is, does he play outside linebacker or defensive end? The Bills have another pick later on having traded Jason Peters. They clearly didn't think Oher was a natural replacement.
#12 Knowshon Moreno, RB Georgia
Hey - I got one right! Has anyone else called this except me? Somebody find out quick! I suggested Moreno to Denver in my last two mocks simply because at this stage he's the best choice. Raji is gone, Maybin is gone, Jackson is gone. Which defensive guy were they going to take? This is great value, Moreno will be an absolute stud.
#13 Brian Orakpo, DE Texas
Orakpo was a big enough name for Daniel Snyder. I have to think they tried to get Sanchez, but the Jets made a deal with their former head coach. Orakpo fills the hole vacated by Jason Taylor. Washington only has four more picks in the draft.
#14 Malcolm Jenkins, CB Ohio State
I like this pick. New Orleans have a great offense, they made the right choice going defense. Will he play corner back or safety? He'll start at corner, but may one day end up at safety. Nice, solid pick. I think the Saints fans will be happy.
#15 Brian Cushing, LB USC
When I spoke to John McClain at the Houston Chronicle he had a feeling they would take a USC linebacker. With Cushing lasting this far, he offers good value. He'll be a solid choice as Houston aim for a defense to match their amazing offense.
#16 Larry English, DE Northern Illinois
I had English going #18 to the Broncos, so I miss out on the chance to make a Denver double. Great pick here, perfect fit as an outside rusher for their 3-4. Some noticable names left - Jeremy Maclin, Michael Oher and Beanie Wells.
#17 Josh Freeman, QB Kansas State
They moved above Denver, that's telling. Raheem Morris knows Freeman from their time at K-State and clearly thinks he is the future of the franchise. Tampa Bay needed a quarter back and this was the last realistic option.
#18 Robert Ayers, DE Tennessee
Ayers was always a likely top 20 pick. The Broncos want someone who can rush the pasher and Moreno and Ayers equals a very nice first round double dip for Denver. Yes, they've lost Jay Cutler. But with two first rounders next year too, the Broncos are rebuilding nicely.
#19 Jeremy Maclin, WR Missouri
Wow - for two reasons. The Browns have traded down for a third time and the Eagles have added a playmaker. Maclin is not only great value here, but the Eagles have some offense now. Maclin and DeSean Jackson? Throw some bombs, Donovan.
#20 Brandon Pettigrew, TE Oklahoma State
I can hear the boo's in Detroit from accross the Atlantic. Calm down guys, you have picks to help your awful defense coming up. Giving Matt Stafford a great tight end who can pass and block is good value. They'll have wanted Michael Oher or a defensive guy - I like this pick.
#21 Alex Mack, OG/C California
I've been saying Mack is a top 20 talent, maybe I should have said top 21 talent? This is a surprise to a lot of people, but this guy is very good. He can play anywhere in the interior and he starts from day one.
#22 Percy Harvin, WR Florida
All those character concerns haven't put off the Vikings. 'Percy World' arrives in Minnesota. Joking aside, put this guy alongside Adrian Peterson. They have a dangerous offense to contend with in that dome.
#23 Michael Oher, OT Ole Miss
Baltimore trade up to halt Michael Oher's slide. They wanted a 'Ravens' guy and clearly feel this tackle fits the bill. He has all the tools to be a great left tackle but he switches off too much. If he corrects that, he's a long term replacement for Jonathan Ogden.
#24 Peria Jerry, DT Ole Miss
The Ole Miss boys go off the board together. This was about the range I expected Jerry to go. Atlanta could have gone linebacker but Clay Matthews is slipping. They needed some beef up front and the Falcons get it here.
#25 Vontae Davis, CB Illinois
The value is there and the only reason he fell this far is because of concerns off the field. On pure talent he could be the best corner back in the draft. The Dolphins needed to improve their secondary.
#26 Clay Matthews JR, LB USC
The Packers are switching to a 3-4 defense and in order to do so, they needed to draft accordingly. Raji is your nose tackle, Matthews is your outside rush. This makes sense. New England trade down for a second time this evening and get a cluster of picks.
#27 Donald Brown, RB Connecticut
I never thought this guy would make it out of round one but I'm surprised he goes before Beanie Wells. The Colts always draft offense and they now have a nice tandem with Joseph Addai and Donald Brown. It's a bit of a luxury pick though.
#28 Eric Wood, C Louisville
It doesn't surprise me one bit that we're not in round two yet and Eric Wood and Alex Mack are long gone. It's a decent addition here but the Bills fans will wonder if it was worth losing Jason Peters for this.
#29 Hakeem Nicks, WR North Carolina
This ends the Braylon Edwards trade talk. The Giants needed a receiver in the post-Burress era. I thought they might wait till later, they have some second round picks. They clearly liked Nicks a lot.
#30 Kenny Britt, WR Rutgers
I'm surprised the Titans took a WR, I thought they would go defense and perhaps take a Sean Smith or a Michael Johnson. I think the fans in Tennessee will like this pick, it makes sense and Britt could have a Dwayne Bowe type rookie campaign.
#31 Chris Beanie Wells, RB Ohio State
The Seahawks will come up against Crabtree and Beanie Wells in the NFC West next year. They wanted a running back and probably danced for joy in the war room when Wells fell into their lap. Concerns about his durability almost pushed him into round two.
#32 Evander Ziggy Hood, DT Missouri
After 'Beanie' Wells and 'Ziggy' Hood come off the board, what odds 'Shady' McCoy is next? Classic Steelers pick, value and no nonsense. Strong guy who will become a staple in the Super Bowl champions superb defense. Like it needed any additions!
#33 Louis Delmas, FS Western Michigan
There was talk of the Lions targeting Delmas, the top rated safety. Great value here and I'm a big fan of Delmas.
#34 Patrick Chung, SS Oregon
The Patriots make their first pick today and fill a hole. They needed a safety and Chung fits the Patriots like a glove.
#35 James Laurinaitis, LB Ohio State
The Rams got two football players with their first two picks. Laurinaitis was never going to blow anyone away at the combine and his fall presents St Louis with a gift.
#36 Brian Robiskie, WR Ohio State
A hometown product for the Browns fans. Would Seattle have taken him? We'll never know, but they're on the clock with offensive line talent on the board (Britton, Beatty, Meredith) and defensive guys with first round grades (Maualuga, Butler, Brown).
#37 Alphonso Smith, CB Wake Forest
WHOA! Seattle gets a first round pick next year to trade out of the second round. A calculated gamble by the Seahawks. The Broncos needed secondary help and clearly felt they needed to make a big move to get Smith. The Seahawks will have two first round picks in 2010 - I'm looking forward to next year's blog already!
#38 Rey Maualuga, LB USC
I predicted in my mock that Maualuga would drop to this kind of range. Teams were unsure he was a three down guy. Nice value for the Browns though.
#39 Eben Britton, OT Arizona
The Jaguars raise a few eye brows by taking a book end for their new left tackle Eugene Monroe. They needed offensive line help, but this is a complete make over.
#40 Ron Brace, DT Boston College
The Patriots trade up for Oakland's pick to take a local nose tackle.
#41 Darius Butler, CB Connecticut
New England are taking the guys close to home, pairing a Boston defensive prospect with one from Connecticut. This was a predictable match but it's a surprise Butler lasted this long.
#42 Jairus Byrd, CB Oregon
There was talk this guy could be a first round pick, so technically it's good value. Still a few interesting prospects lingering - William Beatty, Connor Barwin, Michael Johnson and Sean Smith.
#43 Everette Brown, DE Florida State
I'm having this pick. I said Brown would go at #43 I just expected San Francisco to take him. Carolina traded away their first rounder in 2010, meaning their fans will be bored stiff again during all the draft talk next year.
#44 Pat White, QB West Virginia
Is anyone really surprised that the original wild cat team have taken the ultimate wild cast quarter back? They'll find tons of ways to get him involved.
#45 Clint Sintim, LB Virginia
I thought this guy was a better fit in a 3-4 but the Giants love guys who can get to the quarter back.
#46 Connor Barwin, DE Cincinnati
The Texans have a great offense. They are building a great defense. Cusing and Barwin really improve that unit for Houston who for me, are a dark horse in 2010 if Matt Schaub stays healthy.
#47 Michael Mitchell, S Ohio State
I'm beginning to think Al Davies just doesn't get the draft. Is he serious? This guy had a 6th-7th round grading. Does anyone really think he wouldn't be there in the third, or the fourth? Or the fifth? Al, speed isn't everything. I would hate to be a Raiders fan, a franchise that is going absolutely nowhere and fast.
#48 Darcel McBath, FS Texas Tech
I think this is a big reach. I asked Kyle Rota about this kid and he basically said, 'just another guy'. I never imagined he'd go this high.
#49 Max Unger, OG/C Oregon
The Seahawks trade with Chicago! They take Max Unger adding a much needed boost to the interior line. He can play guard, center and even tackle. However, this came at a price. The Seahawks gave up a third and fourth round pick and won't select again until the first pick in round five. I like Unger, but with Beatty, Meredith, Luigs, Caldwell and Kropog all on the board - they could have used the third rounder to boost the offensive line and kept the fourth rounder. Big move.
#50 Mohammed Massaquoi, WR Georgia
I had this guy going in the second round in my most recent mocks. I love the guy, great pick for the Browns. This will re-ignite the Braylon Edwards trade rumors.
#51 Andy Levitre, OG Oregon State
After some confusion over whether Dallas had passed on their pick, they actually completed a trade with Buffalo moving up to get further interior line help after taking Eric Wood earlier. William Beatty remains on the board - I'm surprised.
#52 David Veikune, DE Hawaii
I didn't expect Veikue to go this early. This has been a crazy draft so far. Lot's of trades, lot's of surprises. Some things never change though - like Al Davies and the Raiders goofing things up again.
#53 LeSean McCoy, RB Pittsburgh
Are we giving out 'A' grades yet? Philly were one game from the Super Bowl last year. Since then they add Jason Peters, Jeremy Maclin and LeSean McCoy. Watch out NFC East, the Eagles are soaring.
#54 Phil Loadholt, OT Oklahoma
I do not rate this guy one bit. There's no love lost between Seattle and Minnesota and I have to admit, a wry smile crossed my face when I heard that Vikings fan boldly declare his team's latest choice.
#55 William Moore, S/OLB Missouri
Everyone knows Moore as a safety. This guy is more of a nickel linebacker and I wouldn't be surprised if the Falcons took him to play as a linebacker.
#56 Fili Moala, DT USC
Yet another trade! Indy get the guy Todd McShay thought would go No1 overall in his first mock draft before the 2008 college football season started.
#57 Paul Kruger, DE Utah
Love this guy's hussle. I'm glad he went in round two, he's worthy of going at this spot.
#58 Sebastien Vollmer, OT Houston
German born offensive lineman. Teams know something about William Beatty because I never envisaged this kind of fall. The Patriots, picking anyone who goes to school in New England, even passed on the Connecticut tackle.
#59 Sherrod Martin, FS Troy
This is an interesting pick. Does he stay at safety or move to corner back? He's athletic and tall, he could replace Ken Lucas.
#60 William Beatty, OT Connecticut
Now that is what I call value. What a fantastic pick this is for the New York Giants. Beatty slips but remains in the second round and I can't help but feel in a couple of years time, they'll see this as a steal.
#61 Sean Smith, CB Utah
Talking of value, I got to love this pick too. Miami taking Smith and Vontae Davis - the attitude might not be perfect but that's a big, nasty, athletic defensive back tandem there. Great pick by Bill Parcells.
#62 Sen'Derrick Marks, DT Auburn
Interesting choice. I had him pegged as a third round pick but he sneaks into the second. The Titans needed a defensive tackle after losing Albert Haynesworth.
#63 Cody Brown, OLB Connecticut
Connecticut are having a productive day! I like this pick, he fits with what the Cardinals are trying to do on offense now. Arizona had a good day, I bet they never expected Beanie Wells to fall to them. Their offense, which still contains Anquan Boldin, just got even better.
#64 Richard Quinn, TE North Carolina
What a way to end the first day! Denver makes another big move and takes Richard Quinn, the best blocking tight end in the draft. I'm a huge fan of Quinn's and love this move. I predicted he could go earlier than expected and this is early, but it makes sense. He's as good as another offensive tackle in the end zone.