No.TeamPlayerCollegeComment 1.QB Blaine GabbertMissouriFinding an established quarterback of the future is critical to every new coach. 2.DT Marcell DareusAlabamaJohn Fox needs an anchor in the middle of the defensive line and Dareus is the most proven prospect. 3.CB Patrick PetersonLSUThe Bills select the cleanest player in this draft, and he immediately helps Buffalo's defense. 4.WR A.J. Green GeorgiaThe Bengals might be ditching both of last year's starting receivers, therefore will need a difference maker. 5.QB Cam Newton AuburnDerek Anderson, Max Hall and John Skelton aren't going to do it. Newton gets the fan base excited. 6.DT Nick FairleyAuburnNo unit needs to be overhauled more than the Browns defensive line, which will be using a 4-3 front. 7.LB Von Miller Texas A&MMiller's an upgrade considering the 49ers' starting outside linebackers combined for 6.5 sacks in '10. 8.DE DaQuan BowersClemsonBowers led the nation in sacks last season, but the fact he's a one-year wonder will scare teams. 9.T Anthony Castonzo Boston CollegeThe Cowboys need to retool the offensive line, and Castonzo might make Marc Colombo expendable. 10.WR Julio Jones AlabamaIf Santana Moss gets dumped, as expected, the Redskins will need a possession receiver to put opposite Anthony Armstrong. 11.CB Prince AmukamaraNebraskaThe Texans secondary has been a mess for two seasons. Amukamara can start immediately and help tighten things up. 12.QB Jake LockerWashingtonIf Tarvaris Jackson isn't re-signed the Vikings desperately need a quarterback. Locker's arguably the best of what is left. 13.T Tyron Smith USCThe Lions have to get younger on the offensive line, and Smith has a ton of upside as a starting tackle. 14.DT Corey Liuget IllinoisInstead of reaching for a receiver the Rams select the best available defensive tackle, who is a space eater. 15.WR Torrey SmithMarylandWith the top QBs gone the Dolphins will look to trade down, but might select a receiver who can stretch the field with speed. 16.DE J.J. WattsWisconsinJaguars need an effective pass rusher to put opposite Aaron Kampman and Watts could push Jeremy Mincey. 17.DE Cameron JordanCaliforniaHis stock has been rising since the Senior Bowl, and his NFL pedigree hints he could immediately help. 18.DE Robert Quinn North CarolinaThis raw athlete, who missed all of '10 due to his NCAA suspension, is one of the fastest risers in this draft class. 19.G Mike Pouncey FloridaPouncey can help immediately considering how injury decimated the Giants offensive line was late last season. 20.RB Mark IngramAlabamaIngram, the top rated tailback, will compete with LeGarrette Blount for the starting role, giving Josh Freeman another weapon. 21.T Gabe CarimiWisconsinCarimi should immediately push for a starting spot on the right side of Kansas City's offensive line. 22.T Nate SolderColoradoThe Colts need to find a reliable left tackle and Solder supposedly has the best feet in this draft class. 23.CB Aaron Williams TexasThe Eagles gave up a franchise record 31 touchdown passes. Williams plays the physical style that fits. 24.DE Adrian ClaybornIowaClayborn, who produced 19 career sacks, is considered to be the safest of all the '11 defensive linemen. 25.DT Phil TaylorBaylorThe defense would benefit from a stud space eater and Taylor is this drafts best nose tackle prospect. 26.DE Ryan Kerrigan PurdueThe Ravens are big on consistent productivity and Kerrigan accounted for 33.5 sacks in his four seasons at Purdue. 27.DE Aldon Smith MissouriThe Falcons are looking for someone to eventually replace John Abraham, who turns 33 in May. Smith has a narrow base, but is rangy. 28.OL Danny WatkinsBaylorPatriots will likely look to trade this pick for a future first-rounder, but, if used, the pick will likely add O-line depth. 29.T Derek SherrodMississippi StateOutside of LG Chris Williams and RT J'Marcus Webb the Bears need help at every spot on the O-line. 30.DE Allen Bailey MiamiBailey's raw brute strength and athleticism might be able to help the Jets at DE and/or OLBer. 31.CB Brandon HarrisMiamiThe Steelers need to restock the deck at cornerback, and Harris is a safe pick at this point. 32.RB Mikel LeshoureIllinoisEven though the running game didn't fall apart without Ryan Grant the Packers need to hedge their bets.
Omar KellySouth Florida Sun-Sentinel
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