Because with this mock draft, we're handing control over to you, our loyal readers. One by one, we'll roll out posts breaking down each spot on the draft board -- who are the best options available, what each team needs -- and let you vote on who should be selected.
So this is it -- your chance to take control of the draft board. Make sure to vote for all 32 selections in the first round and leave your comments on why you're voting the way you did. This is one time you can't blame us if your team winds up with the wrong pick.
(Commentary provided by FanHouse's readers)
- 1. Rams: Sam Bradford, QB, Oklahoma (Vote total: 74 percent)
With the departure of Bulger, and no chance for McNabb, I don't see how the Rams can logically pick anyone BUT Bradford first, regardless of the money question. Is there any other QB worth trading for out there? This doesn't look like a difficult choice. -- "Bob"
- 2. Lions: Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska (Vote total: 66 percent)
Yes, Okung is that good. I think the Lions need help protecting Stafford, so I'd go with Okung. Suh, however, could never be considered a bad pick. In any case, they need to go for a big body who can play in the trenches. The worst part of their game is the line of scrimmage (on both sides). -- "rencej"
- 3. Buccaneers: Gerald McCoy, DT, Oklahoma (Vote total: 63 percent)
I think that at number 3, Tampa Bay has a lot of choices. However, Gerald McCoy reminds many people of Warren Sapp, he is not as good as Sapp, but his deadly swim attack and his interior speed and strength make him something that cannot be passed on. -- "abg2128"
- 4. Redskins: Russell Okung, OT, Oklahoma State (Vote total: 70 percent)
Shanahan churned out 1,000 yd. rushers annually in Denver, and there is no way he does that with this O-line. Okung provides an immediate starter at LT and has the added benefit of helping protect the newest Redskin, McNabb. While their best move might be to trade down and pick up a 2nd or 3rd rounder to help fill some more holes, Snyder has generally little regard for draft picks. I say he goes for the headline pick in Okung. -- "thebigvinny"
- 5. Chiefs: Eric Berry, S, Tennessee (Vote total: 42 percent)
The Chiefs need a playmaker on defense and Berry is the man to fill that role. Williams might also get strong consideration, but defensive help is badly needed in KC. -- "regorrelum1"
- 6. Seahawks: C.J. Spiller, RB, Clemson (Vote total: 31 percent)
I think Seattle should take Spiller if he's on the board because they're in need for a running game and then take the next best OT with their second 1st round pick. However, since they now have basically no safeties, I wouldn't be surprised if they took either Berry (if he's on the board) or even Taylor Mays. Anyway, I believe that they just need to somehow get the first pick next year and draft Jake Locker for the QB of the Seahawks future. -- "Drew Burghardt"
- 28 percent)
Let's face it, the Browns need a QB and Clausen would be an excellent pick. What better way for Holmgren to start his tenure in Cleveland, than to pick a player he can train to lead his team for the next ten years. -- "greg"
7. Browns: Jimmy Clausen, QB, Notre Dame (Vote total:
- 8. Raiders: Tim Tebow, QB, Florida (Vote total: 21.5 percent)
Why not Tebow? It's the Raiders after all. We'll see how happy and positive Timmy is when he's stuck in Oakland. -- "srichilin"
- 9. Bills: Bryan Bulaga, OT, Iowa (Vote total: 46 percent)
Buffalo needs to keep improving the o-line. Bulaga is the best option for this. Put together a great line and any quarterback can have success. -- "jon"
- 10. Jaguars: Derrick Morgan, DE, Georgia Tech (Vote total: 25 percent)
- 11. Broncos (From Bears): Rolando McClain (Vote total: 27 percent)
The Broncos have not had a force at middle of their defense since Al Wilson was let go. Look at the numbers. McClain is a smart linebacker on a very smart defensive team in Alabama. The aging defense should not tire out with McClain inspiring a mediocre linebacking core. -- "broncoswr"
- 12. Dolphins: Dez Bryant, WR, Oklahoma State (Vote total: 36 percent)
- 13. 49ers: Joe Haden, CB, Florida (Vote total: 41 percent)
With so many O-linemen still available, the Niners need to take the best player available. Haden, here at 13, is a gift to the Niners, who expected him to long gone by now. He isn't just the best player available but also fills a serious need. No matter how the next few picks shake out, they can ease into their next pick with enough quality O-lineman still on the board. -- "Juan"
- 14. Seahawks: Trent Williams, OT, Oklahoma (Vote total: 42 percent)
Maybe could have got Spiller here, and grabbed another tackle earlier, but Trent Williams is a safe pick and this is turning into a successful draft for Pete and Sea-town. -- "I see you Padin"
- 15. Giants: Sean Weatherspoon, LB, Missouri (Vote total: 40 percent)
With [Rolando] McClain gone, Weatherspoon is a very good second choice. -- "bob100247"
- 16. Titans: Jason Pierre-Paul, DE, South Florida (Vote total: 39 percent)
It's Jason Pierre-Paul here. He has more upside than anyone in this Draft, and the Titans need DEFENSE and DEFENSIVE ENDS at that! Brandon Graham will probably end up being a 3-4 OLB. Jason Pierre-Paul can be a great DE for the Titans and should start right away and take the place of Kyle Vanden Bosch. -- "Jared"
- 17. 49ers (From Panthers): Earl Thomas, S, Texas (Vote total: 22 percent)
Earl Thomas would be the best pick, lock up that defense for the next 5-10 yrs, and OTs are abundant this year, and not much talent differential between the No. 3 and No. 10 off. tackles. -- "Brian"
- 18. Steelers: Maurkice Pouncey, C, Florida (30 percent)
This pick has to be Pouncey even with Iupati on the board. The Steelers can't afford to take a CB. They need one but the offensive line needs more help and Pouncey's the most verstaile guy there is. -- "Neil O'Donnell"
- 19. Falcons: Brandon Graham, DE, Michigan (38 percent)
believe me when i say this: brandon graham is an awesome, awesome player and will wind up being at least as good as lamarr woodley in the pros. He might be better. -- "go blue"
- 20. Texans: Kyle Wilson, CB, Boise State (Vote total: 30 percent)
Enough is enough with the defense gettin smoked every game. I don't know if Wilson's good enough to be in the Pro Bowl but he would be an upgrade over just about everything else Houston has right now. -- "wxyandz"
- 21. Bengals: Taylor Mays, S, USC (Vote total: 23 percent)
- 22. Patriots: Sergio Kindle, DE, Texas (Vote total: 38 percent)
Seems like everyone in the AFC East wants to play offense only all the sudden, so Kindle could help with taking down Sanchez, Henne and whoever's the QB in Buffalo. -- "Brady's Boy"
- 23. Packers: Patrick Robinson, CB, Florida State (Vote total: 23 percent)
- 24. Eagles: Mike Iupati, G, Idaho (Vote total: 33 percent)
Mike Iupati would be a great selection. He is a powerful blocker with a mean disposition. -- "gregory"
- 25. Ravens: Jermaine Gresham, TE, Oklahoma (Vote total: 27 percent)
- 26. Cardinals: Colt McCoy, QB, Texas (Vote total: 18 percent)
Besides being coached by the worst offensive coordinator in football, McCoy is a quitter and a choker, just watch the Nebraska and Alabama games. -- "greg"
- 27. Cowboys: Anthony Davis, OT, Rutgers (Vote total: 39 percent)
The Cowboys definitely need a left offensive tackle and a safety. Anthony Davis would be an outstanding pick, if he is avaliable. -- "greg"
- 28. Chargers: Ryan Mathews, RB, Fresno State (Vote total: 36 percent)
Haven't had much of a chance to see Matthews play but it sounds like he's the type of back that the Chargers need. Still hard to believe that Tomlinson's not in San Diego anymore. -- "billy tolliver"
- 29. Jets: Jared Odrick, DT/DE, Penn State (Vote total: 29 percent)
[Jets] need to take a nose tacle. Jenkins is getting old and injury prone -- "rayksadl24"
- 30. Vikings: Dan Williams, DT, Tennessee (Vote total: 32 percent)
They have to take Williams if he somehow falls all the way to 30 in the draft. They can't pass up the opportunity to take another Williams. -- "pants on the ground"
- 31. Colts: Bruce Campbell, OT, Maryland (Vote total: 18 percent)
Bruce Campbell is a very athletic and great tackle. He will be a starter if he were to go to the colts and he is a steal at pick 31. -- "Joon"
- 32. Saints: Darryl Washington, LB, TCU (Vote total: 25 percent)
The Saints can't afford to start drafting high-upside players if they ignore their most basic needs. Their starting OLB has left and they need a replacement -- simple as that. -- "Fish"