1. Carolina Panthers - Nick Fairley DT Auburn
Seems sort of obvious. Since Andrew Luck is not coming out, the Panthers will be focused on defense. Ron Rivera will want to get a dominating DT for his new team.
2. Denver Broncos - Da'Quan Bowers DE Clemson
The Broncos couldn't get pressure on the QB last year to save their lives. Da'Quan Bowers solidifies one defensive end position. Elvis Dumervil coming back will help them have an incredible pass rush. I could also see them going with AJ Green.
3. Buffalo Bills - Vonn Miller DE/OLB Texas A&M
I see the Bills placing more emphasis on attacking the line of scrimmage than they do defending the pass. Further, Steve Johnson came into his own this year so I don't think they'll go AJ Green with this pick.
4. Cincinnati Bengals - AJ Green WR Georgia
With Chad Ochocinco and Terrell Owens likely gone this year, I think they will look to please Carson Palmer with the best Wide Receiver in the draft.
5. Arizona Cardinals - Robert Quinn DE UNC
The Cardinals could go QB or CB. However, I think they'll look to add to their defense and add a QB via a trade. I could see them landing Kevin Kolb with their second round pick.
6. Cleveland Browns - Marcell Dareus DE/DT Alabama
They could take Julio Jones but I don't see them reaching for him. Instead, they reach for a solid defensive tackle as they shift to a 4-3 defense. Also, its clear that the run on defensive lineman is early.
7. San Francisco 49ers - Patrick Peterson CB LSU
I know he drops a bit here. I would have him dropping even further if I wasn't convinced that Jim Harbaugh is hoping for a scenario where he can draft Andrew Luck next year. Heck, don't be surprised if they trade this pick for a first rounder next year just so he can land his guy. But a great value at this pick if they do land Patrick Peterson.
8. Tennessee Titans - Cam Newton QB Auburn
I know they just got done with Vince Young. However, Bud Adams (the owner of the Titans) LOVED Young's abilities. The only reason he was let go was likely because he is a head case. Enter Vince Young 2.0... Cam Newton. This pick makes too much sense to me.
9. Dallas Cowboys - Prince Amukamara CB Nebraska
The Cowboys want more help in their secondary. They could go offensive line but I think Jerry Jones continues his trend and instead focuses on corner.
10. Washington Redskins - Blaine Gabbert QB Missouri
If I were a GM I wouldn't draft a QB in this years first round. However, I'm not. I see the Redskins going after a QB early and letting go of Donovan McNabb. Then again, they may wait and draft one in the second or third round and see how Sexy Rexy does.
11. Houston Texans - Brandon Harris CB Miami
I know this is a HUGE reach. But I see the Texans making a huge reach seeing how bad their secondary was last year. They need help here and they know it. That's why I think they reach for what may be a late first early second round talent in the top 15.
12. Minnesota Vikings - Derek Sherrod OT Mississippi State
The first tackle off the board goes to the Vikings. They had some protection issues last year and they will probably want to fix them this year since there are no other available QB's worth a first round pick.
13. Detroit Lions - Nate Solder OT Colorado
With the corners off the board the Lions look to keep Matthew Stafford healthy. So, offensive tackle it is.
14. St. Louis Rams - Julio Jones WR Alabama
They want more weapons for Sam Bradford. Julio Jones is a solid pick here.
15. Miami Dolphins - Mark Ingram RB Alabama
The Dolphins are going to probably let go of Ricky Williams and Ronnie Brown. What does that mean? They have no starting RB. So why not take one in the first round.
16. Jacksonville Jaguars - Cameron Jordan DE California
A few things seem to happen every draft. The Raiders do something stupid. The Bears draft at least one huge bust in the first three rounds. And the Jaguars use their first round pick to go defensive end. The run on the defensive line slowed a bit, but now it picks back up.
17. New England Patriots - Ryan Kerrigan DE/OLB Purdue
The Patriots continue to bolster their defense. The addition of Ryan Kerrigan will help their defense become a very good one.
18. San Diego Chargers - Aldon Smith DE/OLB Missouri
The Chargers are trying to find someone who can do what Steroid McGee used to be able to do. It's funny to see how far Shawne has fallin' since he's tested postive. Mr. Matthews, your turn is right around the corner.
19. New York Giants - Tyron Smith OT USC
The Giants have some offensive line issues that they could start to take care of here.
20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Cameron Heyward DE/DT Ohio State
The Bucs want to solidify their defensive line and start to get a ton of pressure. They could also go after Akeem Ayers, but he continues to slide down the board.
21. Kansas City Chiefs - Justin Houston DE/OLB Georgia
The Chiefs need to rush the passer better. They could also use another really good defensive player. In my opinion, they also need a wide receiver, but there is no one worth taking here.
22. Indianapolis Colts - Mike Pouncey OG/C Florida
I see him jumping up the board and the Colts had some issues on their interior line. This seems to make too much sense.
23. Philadelphia Eagles - Akeem Ayers OLB UCLA
The Eagles watch as Akeem Ayers drops to them and they select him to help bolster a defense that was much worse than people actually give it credit for being.
24. New Orleans Saints - Adrian Clayborne DE Iowa
The Saints are ecstatic that Adrian Clayborne is still there and select him to help bolster their pass rush. Their offense seems to be just fine, they just need to improve their defense.
25. Seattle Seahawks - Gabe Camrini OT Wisconsin
The Seahawks desperately want to get better on their o-line. Most people think of Camrini as a RT and the Seahawks just drafted their LT last year. So, the improvement continues.
26. Baltimore Ravens - Titus Young WR Boise State
Many people have him moving up the boards quickly after the Senior Bowl. He's being called the next DeSean Jackson. If you ask me, I'd say bust. However, the Ravens need a downfield threat to take the pressure of Joe Flacco and Ray Rice.
27. Atlanta Falcons - Jonathan Baldwin WR Pittsburgh
The Falcons are in obvious need of a second receiving threat. Jonathan Baldwin has some character issues, but otherwise has all the tools. He's 6'5" and will help the Falcons offense become something to fear.
28. New England Patriots - JJ Watts DE Wisconsin
The Patriots continue to bolster their defense. They pick the best player available here, and that happens to be JJ Watts.
29. Chicago Bears - Corey Liuget DT Illinois
Corey Liuget is the best 3-technique available. I don't see the Bears keeping Tommie Harris and they could use someone who can penetrate through the middle of that defense to take pressure off of Julius Peppers. Plus, there is no one on the board for the offensive line that matches the quality of the pick that you get with Liuget. If Camrini or Pouncey fell I would love to have them, but I don't think they will. I think Camrini may actually be the best tackle in the draft.
30. New York Jets - Muhammad Wilkerson DE/DT Temple
It's clear that the Jets need more pass rushers. Shaun Ellis is getting old. This pick makes just too much sense to me.
31. Pittsburgh Steelers - Jimmy Smith CB Colorado
The Steelers add more CB depth so that they can stop high powered passing attacks, such as the Patriots or the Packers.
32. Green Bay Packers - Anthony Castonzo OT Boston College
The Packers really need help on the o-line still. One year ago they were a lot like the Bears were last year (so they are 1 year ahead in the crappy o-line to good o-line race). The Packers go with the best available tackle, in their opinion, and end up with another tackle who is a bust. See Bryan Bulaga. Enjoy bitches!!!
As for the remaining Bears picks. I see us trading Greg Olsen for a second round pick, and here is how I see our first three rounds going.
1. Corey Liuget - DT Illinois
2. Stefan Wisniewski - G/C Penn State
2. Marcus Cannon - OT/G TCU
3. Ras-I Dowling - CB Virginia