1.01 San Francisco – Aaron Rodgers, QB CAL – The 49ers are hoping to trade down, but if they can’t they will go with Rodgers, just to fill a hole.
1.02 Miami – Ronnie Brown, RB AUB - The Dolphins have a weak line, so they need a guy who can break tackles, make guys miss, and find holes.
1.03 Cleveland – Alex Smith, QB UTAH – The Brown’s new coach Romeo Crennel gets his franchise QB in Smith, who has lots of raw talent just waiting to be developed.
1.04 Chicago – Braylon Edwards, WR MICH – Signing Muhammed wasn’t enough to fix the Bears offense. They grab a playmaking WR here to help the offense and open holes for the running game.
1.05 Tampa Bay – Derrick Johnson, LB TEX – One more LB makes the Buccaneer defense very solid. Johnson should start at OLB immediately.
1.06 Tennessee – Antrell Rolle, CB, MIA(FL) – Tennessee grabs Antrell Rolle to fill the void for the departed Samari Rolle. Antrell proved he was the best CB in the draft with a good showing at Miami’s Pro Day.
1.07 Minnesota – Mike Williams, WR USC – The Vikings have solved their CB problem by picking up Fred Smoot, and it there isn’t a linebacker left worth taking at seven, so they take Williams, who could be their playmaking WR for the future.
1.08 Arizona – Cedric Benson, RB TEX – The Cards really need a RB. Emmitt is finally gone, and someone’s gotta carry the load. Benson should be able to handle it.
1.09 Washington – Carlos Rogers, CB AUB – Fred Smoot leaving hurts the Skins defense, so they grab Rogers to fill his spot. He had a great showing at the combine that moved him ahead of Pac-Man.
1.10 Detroit – Shawn Merriman, DE/LB MAR – The Lions grab Merriman, a tweener who can play both DE and LB. They need help at both.
1.11 Dallas – Adam Jones, CB WVU – The Cowboys defense was great in 2003, but the corners were weak last year. They grab Pac-Man to shore up the secondary.
1.12 San Diego (from N.Y. Giants) – Troy Williamson, WR SC – The Chargers could use another receiver, so they grab Williamson, a blazer, here.
1.13 Houston – Carnell Williams, RB AUB – Domanick Davis’ fumbling problems are a point of concern for the Texans, so they grab Cadillac as a possible replacement. The Texans are surprised to see him fall so far.
1.14 Carolina – Heath Miller, TE VIR – The Panthers don’t have a TE to write home about, and the loss of Muhammed puts a desperate need at receiver. The Panthers grab Miller to run the middle and short routes and allow Steve Smith to go deep.
1.15 Kansas City – Marcus Spears, DE/DT LSU – His listed position is DE, but he can play DT, which is what the Chiefs will have him do.
1.16 New Orleans – Thomas Davis, S/LB UGA – Davis can play either safety or linebacker. The Saints have a big need at LB, so he will most likely play there.
1.17 Cincinnati – Travis Johnson, DT FSU – The Bengals have an awful D-Line, so they take a step towards fixing it by adding Johnson, the best DT in the draft.
1.18 Minnesota – Dan Cody, DE/LB OK – The Vikes don’t need another end, but grab Cody to put at LB. If they do end up switching to the 3-4, Cody would be the perfect fit.
1.19 St. Louis – Alex Barron, OT FSU – Barron fills the void that Kyle Turley left after leaving St. Louis a couple years ago.
1.20 Dallas (from Buffalo) – Justin Tuck, DE ND – The Cowboys need line help, so they grab Tuck. Tuck is a very solid pick towards the end of the first round.
1.21 Jacksonville – Brodney Pool, S OK – Darius isn’t happy in Jacksonville, and wants out. The Jags draft Pool to fill in at strong safety. The young Pool needs some good coaching though, and Jack Del Rio’s playing experience should help develop Pool.
1.22 Baltimore – Marion Barber III, MINN – Jamal Lewis’ legal troubles are causing concern for the Ravens organization. He’s also had some fumbling problems on the field, so the Ravens grab a capable backup in Barber.
1.23 Seattle - Channing Crowder – The Seahawks need an ILB to make their defense spectacular. Crowder would be a great player to fill that void.
1.24 Green Bay – Shaun Cody, DE USC – Cody is quite the steal this late. The Packers grab him to add another pass rusher across from Gbaja-Biamila.
1.25 Denver – Justin Miller, CB CLEM – The Broncos grab a CB to play across from Bailey. Miller has the potential to develop into a shut-down corner, and Bailey will help him develop.
1.26 N.Y. Jets – Jammal Brown, OT OK – Kareem McKenzie is gone, so the Jets need an offensive tackle. Brown is a good all-around tackle, and a steal here.
1.27 Atlanta – Mark Clayton, WR OK – The Falcons grab the speedster Clayton here, who fell a bit. Clayton is the deep threat Mike Vick needs.
1.28 San Diego – David Pollack, DE/LB UGA – The Chargers grab the athletic Pollack here. He will most likely play at linebacker, because he is a bit too thin to play defensive end.
1.29 Indianapolis – Antajj Hawthorne, DT WISC – The offense is great, but the defense is a trouble spot for the Colts. The line is the perfect place to start. Hawthorne falls because not many teams are looking for his type of play at DT.
1.30 Pittsburgh - Corey Webster, CB LSU – A great senior year really helps Webster, and he is just what the Steelers need. A good all-around corner is the last piece of the puzzle for Pittsburgh.
1.31 Philadelphia – Mike Patterson, DT USC – The Eagles need a solid DT to make the defense complete. Patterson is a Warren Sapp-type player. He’ll be a good fit in the Eagles defense.
1.32 New England - Ernest Shazor, S, Michigan – The Pats proved they need depth at secondary this year, and they also need a free safety. Shazor should start right away, and fill that hole for the Pats.
16-team PPR Keeper League
QB: T. Romo, V. Young
RB: M. Turner, B. Wells, T. Hightower
WR: A. Johnson, J. Ford, N. Burleson, A. Roberts, J. Simpson
TE: D. Clark, J. Cook
K: R. Gould