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For the Falcons....

Kiper picks Brandon Graham: Graham has carried the momentum from a dominating season -- he led the nation in tackles for loss -- to an impressive Senior Bowl and combine. Projected by some as an outside linebacker, Graham uses great quickness and leverage and could be a fantastic pass-rusher in a 4-3. He's also strong and pursues well against the run.

McShay picks Everson Griffen: Atlanta struggled to mount a consistent pass rush last season, so the Falcons should be in the market for an edge rusher. At 275 pounds, Griffen has the closing speed, athletic ability and power to make an immediate impact, contribute against the run and develop into a starter.

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For the Falcons....

Kiper picks Brandon Graham: Graham has carried the momentum from a dominating season -- he led the nation in tackles for loss -- to an impressive Senior Bowl and combine. Projected by some as an outside linebacker, Graham uses great quickness and leverage and could be a fantastic pass-rusher in a 4-3. He's also strong and pursues well against the run.

McShay picks Everson Griffen: Atlanta struggled to mount a consistent pass rush last season, so the Falcons should be in the market for an edge rusher. At 275 pounds, Griffen has the closing speed, athletic ability and power to make an immediate impact, contribute against the run and develop into a starter.

I want Morgan to fall to us, but might take Graham or Witherspoon. Still need to some more research on Graham.

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Sam Bradford

QB, OklahomaSam Bradford

QB, OklahomaKiper: The Rams passed up Matt Ryan for Chris Long and Mark Sanchez for Jason Smith during the past two years, and the results are obvious: They'll draft here. Their feeling has changed, and they have a chance to pick Bradford, who could have been No. 1 over Matthew Stafford last year. Questions still surround Bradford, but the Rams are now thinking it could be a greater risk not to take a guy like Bradford. McShay: Taking a quarterback at No. 1 overall has proved risky, and adding to the uncertainty are concerns about the spread system in which Bradford played, the fact that he was generally well protected and the shoulder injury that ended his 2009 season. However, Bradford has the accuracy and overall intangibles that NFL starters need, and if his shoulder exams and workouts are satisfactory, we expect him to be the Rams' choice. Detroit LionsNdamukong Suh

DT, NebraskaNdamukong Suh

DT, NebraskaKiper: Detroit has made a pair of moves in the past week to upgrade along the defensive line, and adding a player of Suh's caliber here would put them in position to make massive strides on defense in 2010. They can't lose with Suh or McCoy here, but I give the slight edge to Suh. McShay: Suh might not penetrate opposing backfields as consistently as Gerald McCoy, but he should quickly emerge as a three-down force along the interior. Suh could make the same kind of impact that Albert Haynesworth made in Tennessee when current Lions head coach Jim Schwartz was on the Titans' staff. Tampa Bay BuccaneersGerald McCoy

DT, OklahomaGerald McCoy

DT, OklahomaKiper: It would be hard to pass up a potential Pro Bowl player and a guy whom many consider the best overall player in the draft at No. 3. McCoy should provide an immediate upgrade against both the run and as an interior pass-rusher, which should help the secondary in the process. McShay: McCoy is the best pass-rushing defensive tackle in this class. His quick first step and relentless pursuit of the quarterback would be a welcome addition to a Buccaneers defense that tied for 26th in the league with just 28 sacks last season. Washington RedskinsJimmy Clausen

QB, Notre DameRussell Okung

OT, Oklahoma StateKiper: I continue to believe that Clausen will see his stock rise when he is physically ready to perform for NFL personnel. He has all the tools to become a solid NFL quarterback, and the Redskins need one and have a chance to develop one. McShay: Bradford would make sense if he's available, but reaching for Jimmy Clausen would be a mistake. If Bradford is off the board, the Redskins would be wise to solidify their offensive line with Okung, who is the top-rated tackle on the board and a player who is ready to step into a starting role immediately. Kansas City ChiefsEric Berry

S, TennesseeEric Berry

S, TennesseeKiper: The Chiefs will race to the podium when Berry is still there at this position. He's a clear need fit and is exceptional value here, and Berry showed in Indy that his physical capabilities match his outstanding film. The Ed Reed comparisons are legit. McShay: The Chiefs have bigger needs, including offensive tackle, but Berry is clearly the best available player in this scenario. Berry's range and ball skills would significantly upgrade a safety group that comes up short in both areas. Seattle SeahawksRussell Okung

OT, Oklahoma StateBryan Bulaga

OT, IowaKiper: Seattle won't find the heir to Walter Jones anywhere on the virtually empty free-agent market, and Okung is an ideal replacement here. I see Okung as a steady player whose stock hasn't slipped all year. He'd be a safe, solid pick who would directly impact the team. McShay: Bulaga is not a special athlete, but he has enough size, balance and technique to develop into a solid starter in the NFL. Seattle's biggest weakness is at tackle, and it needs to stay ahead of the curve rather than take a chance that another top tackle will be available at No. 14. Cleveland BrownsJason Pierre-Paul

DE, South FloridaJoe Haden

CB, FloridaKiper: Pierre-Paul has the chance to be a dynamic star in the NFL if he continues to develop, and he would be a dangerous pass-rusher as he is now. With off-the-charts physical skills for his size, he's an exciting talent. I said before that he could be the Mario Williams of this draft, and I maintain that thought. McShay: Haden ran surprisingly slow 40-yard dashes at the combine, but we cannot find any issues with his playing speed on tape. Cleveland could opt for top WR Dez Bryant here, but from a positional value standpoint, we believe the team is better off spending top-seven money on a cornerback. Oakland RaidersBruce Campbell

OT, MarylandBruce Campbell

OT, MarylandKiper: You could see the Raiders taking Trent Williams or Anthony Davis here, but Campbell fits the Al Davis profile. He's a need pick and maybe a reach, but he's also a stunningly impressive physical package, tops among all tackles available. Campbell has star talent, but his productivity is still a question. In a nutshell, he makes sense in Oakland. McShay: Why not? A fringe first-round prospect on most boards, Campbell was the workout warrior at this year's combine, and Al Davis' obsession with height-weight-speed combos is well-known. Trent Williams would be a better choice but also would be a reach, and Campbell's physical tools are off the charts. Buffalo BillsTrent Williams

OT, OklahomaJimmy Clausen

QB, Notre DameKiper: Dez Bryant could be a temptation here, but a versatile talent like Williams, who has lined up at left and right tackle, would help the Bills immediately. He would aid the run game and help whichever Bills passer is taking snaps stay upright. McShay: We think the Bills should go in a different direction, but they need a long-term answer at quarterback, and Clausen is the second-best prospect in this class. Assuming his surgically repaired toe checks out, he likely will be the pick. Jacksonville JaguarsDerrick Morgan

DE, Georgia TechEarl Thomas

S, TexasKiper: Jacksonville won't stop with the signing of Aaron Kampman, not when it got two sacks out of defensive ends last season. Morgan is great value at No. 10, a remarkably productive and versatile player, and he would allow them to rotate in Derrick Harvey. Don't forget, it's not just about a pass-rush with Morgan; he's also great against the run. McShay: The surprise Kampman signing fills a need at defensive end, and although quarterback and outside linebacker are need areas as well, no player at either position would be worth drafting here. An upgrade at safety is needed, too, and Thomas has the instincts, closing burst and ball skills to be a starter from day one. Denver Broncos (from Chicago)Dez Bryant

WR, Oklahoma StateDez Bryant

WR, Oklahoma StateKiper: I had the Broncos taking Dan Williams here until they used free agency to add the likes of Jamal Williams to that interior line. Problem solved. Bryant fills another need and would be a downfield threat and the top wide receiver available for a team that is likely to lose Brandon Marshall. McShay: Marshall is generating interest from other teams and may not be in a Broncos uniform next year. Even if Marshall doesn't leave, the Broncos have to get help at receiver, and Bryant is the best receiver in his class by far. Miami DolphinsDan Williams

DT, TennesseeDan Williams

DT, TennesseeKiper: Getting Karlos Dansby in free agency frees the Dolphins to take Williams, who will in turn help an improved linebacking corps by occupying blockers and disrupting both the passing and running games. Williams is stout, strong and underrated as a disruptive force. McShay: Jason Ferguson is a 35-year-old coming off a season-ending injury and facing an eight-game suspension. In other words, Miami would be wise to get help at nose tackle through the draft, and Williams is the premier two-gap player on the board. San Francisco 49ersJoe Haden

CB, FloridaTrent Williams

OT, OklahomaKiper: A less-than-great 40 showing in Indy was the first chink in the armor for Haden, but he's still clearly the top cornerback in the draft if you watch the film. If San Francisco opts to let Nate Clements go, Haden would be the perfect pick. Even if it doesn't, Haden has great value. McShay: San Francisco's greatest need is at right tackle, so taking Williams would make sense in terms of both value and need. Williams has the physical tools and toughness to push for immediate playing time on the right side and quickly develop into an effective starter. Seattle Seahawks (from Denver)Everson Griffen

DE, USCC.J. Spiller

RB, ClemsonKiper: Seattle needs a pass-rusher on the edge of a 4-3 scheme, and Griffen both fits the bill and has a history with Pete Carroll. Griffen proved to scouts at the combine that he's a physical force. He could be even better in the pros than he was at USC. McShay: This might be a bit early to take a running back, but Spiller could help the Seahawks in a number of ways. Aside from giving the ground game a boost, he also would provide explosiveness in the return game and as a slot receiver. New York GiantsRolando McClain

ILB, AlabamaRolando McClain

ILB, AlabamaKiper: McClain is the top inside linebacker in the draft, and the Giants would be thrilled to see him available at No. 15. Speed is the only question surrounding McClain, but he's an instinctive player with great diagnostic skills that make up for those question marks. He's also a fiery leader. McShay: McClain has yet to run the 40 for teams and shows some inconsistencies on film, but the Giants would do well to get him here after Antonio Pierce became a salary-cap casualty. McClain is an excellent tackler who shows elite instincts when playing at his best. Tennessee TitansSergio Kindle

OLB, TexasDerrick Morgan

DE, Georgia TechKiper: Kindle has proved surprisingly effective against the run despite questions about his size. But he has a long frame, could add some weight and has great value as a pass-rusher. He could be a great third-down edge guy in the absence of Kyle Vanden Bosch. McShay: With unrestricted free agent Vanden Bosch leaving in free agency, the Titans need an end who's capable of pushing for immediate playing time. Morgan is the most consistent and reliable end in this class on film and would step in nicely in Tennessee. San Francisco 49ers (from Carolina)Mike Iupati

G, IdahoJason Pierre-Paul

DE/OLB, South FloridaKiper: Iupati isn't a tackle, but he is the most dominant offensive lineman in the draft class and could be the Steve Hutchinson of this draft. That he could go this high as a guard is indicative of his talent. A former defensive player, Iupati can immediately improve the run game and plays with a mean streak. McShay: San Francisco is looking to upgrade an inconsistent pass rush that didn't perform as well as statistics suggest last season. Pierre-Paul is a risky pick because of his lack of experience at the FBS level, but he has rare upside, and 49ers head coach Mike Singletary is the kind of motivator who can help Pierre-Paul reach his potential. Pittsburgh SteelersAnthony Davis

OT, RutgersMike Iupati

OT/G, IdahoKiper: Davis has all the physical tools to become a Pro Bowl left tackle and will represent great value at No. 18. Pittsburgh needs to protect and run-block better in 2010, and Davis' size and mobility make him capable of protecting the blind side and mauling in the run game. McShay: Owner Art Rooney Jr. has said publicly that he wants to see Pittsburgh returning to the smashmouth ground game that made the organization so successful in the past. Iupati is the top-ranked guard on the board and a mauler who could help the Steelers get back to their old ways of running inside. Atlanta FalconsC.J. Spiller

RB, ClemsonEverson Griffen

DE, USCKiper: Spiller would give this team a home run threat and be a steal here. His speed was confirmed in Indy, and he has the hands to be both a danger in the passing game and a return option. McShay: Atlanta struggled to mount a consistent pass rush last season, so the Falcons should be in the market for an edge rusher. At 275 pounds, Griffen has the closing speed, athletic ability and power to make an immediate impact, contribute against the run and develop into a starter.

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they both have brandon graham going to NE at 22

Brandon Graham

DE, Michigan

Brandon Graham

OLB, Michigan

Kiper: New England needs help at OLB, and Graham could fill that hole. He has carried the momentum from a dominating season -- he led the nation in tackles for loss -- to an impressive Senior Bowl and combine. Graham is strong, uses great quickness and leverage and pursues well against the run.

McShay: New England re-signed OLB Tully Banta-Cain but needs to continue to address the position and bolster its pass rush. Graham has been impressive during the pre-draft process and has the burst, tenacity and consistency to make an immediate impact.

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ESPN's New Mock Draft Kiper McShay

St. Louis Rams Sam Bradford Sam Bradford

Detroit Lions Ndamukong Suh Ndamukong Suh

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Gerald McCoy Gerald McCoy

Washington RedskinsJimmy Clausen Russell Okung

Kansas City Chiefs Eric Berry Eric Berry

Seattle Seahawks Russell Okung Bryan Bulaga

Cleveland Browns Jason Pierre-Paul Joe Haden

Oakland Raiders Bruce Campbell Bruce Campbell

Buffalo Bills Trent Williams Jimmy Clausen

Jacksonville Jaquars Derrick Morgan Earl Thomas

Denver Broncos Dez Bryant Dez Bryant

Miami Dolphins Dan Williams Dan Williams

San Francisco 49ers Joe Haden Trent Williams

Seattle Seahawks Everson Griffen C.J. Spiller

New York Giants Rolando McClain Rolando McClain

Tennessee Titans Sergio Kindle Derrick Morgan

San Francisco 49ers Mike Iupati Jason Pierre-Paul

Pittsburgh Steelers Anthony Davis Mike Iupati

Atlanta Falcons C.J. Spiller Everson Griffen

Houston Texans Kyle Wilson Kyle Wilson

Cincinnati Bengals Arrelious Benn Taylor Mays

New England Patriots Brandon Graham Brandon Graham

Green Bay Packers Bryan Bulaga Anthony Davis

Philadelphia Eagles Maurkice Pouncey Sergio Kindle

Baltimore Ravens Jermaine Gresham Jermaine Gresham

Arizona Cardinals Jerry Hughes Jerry Hughes

Dallas Cowboys Earl Thomas Charles Brown

San Diego Chargers Terence Cody Ryan Mathews

New York Jets Taylor Mays Jared Odrick

Minnesota Vikings Devin McCourty Brian Price

Indianapolis Colts Brian Price Maurkice Pouncey

New Orleans Saints Sean Weatherspoon Sean Weatherspoon

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ESPN's New Mock Draft Kiper McShay

St. Louis Rams Sam Bradford Sam Bradford

Detroit Lions Ndamukong Suh Ndamukong Suh

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Gerald McCoy Gerald McCoy

Washington RedskinsJimmy Clausen Russell Okung

Kansas City Chiefs Eric Berry Eric Berry

Seattle Seahawks Russell Okung Bryan Bulaga

Cleveland Browns Jason Pierre-Paul Joe Haden

Oakland Raiders Bruce Campbell Bruce Campbell

Buffalo Bills Trent Williams Jimmy Clausen

Jacksonville Jaquars Derrick Morgan Earl Thomas

Denver Broncos Dez Bryant Dez Bryant

Miami Dolphins Dan Williams Dan Williams

San Francisco 49ers Joe Haden Trent Williams

Seattle Seahawks Everson Griffen C.J. Spiller

New York Giants Rolando McClain Rolando McClain

Tennessee Titans Sergio Kindle Derrick Morgan

San Francisco 49ers Mike Iupati Jason Pierre-Paul

Pittsburgh Steelers Anthony Davis Mike Iupati

Atlanta Falcons C.J. Spiller Everson Griffen

Houston Texans Kyle Wilson Kyle Wilson

Cincinnati Bengals Arrelious Benn Taylor Mays

New England Patriots Brandon Graham Brandon Graham

Green Bay Packers Bryan Bulaga Anthony Davis

Philadelphia Eagles Maurkice Pouncey Sergio Kindle

Baltimore Ravens Jermaine Gresham Jermaine Gresham

Arizona Cardinals Jerry Hughes Jerry Hughes

Dallas Cowboys Earl Thomas Charles Brown

San Diego Chargers Terence Cody Ryan Mathews

New York Jets Taylor Mays Jared Odrick

Minnesota Vikings Devin McCourty Brian Price

Indianapolis Colts Brian Price Maurkice Pouncey

New Orleans Saints Sean Weatherspoon Sean Weatherspoon

sorry it's the best I could get it to post. Hope you can make sense of it.

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C.J. Spiller

RB,

USCKiper: Spiller would give this team a home run threat and is a steal here, based on his Big Board status. His speed was confirmed in Indy, and he has the hands to be both a danger in the passing game and a return option. One reason he could fall this far: he's not seen as an every-down option. For an RB, that matters.

Everson Griffen

DE,

McShay: Atlanta struggled to mount a consistent pass rush last season, so the Falcons should be in the market for an edge rusher. At 275 pounds, Griffen has the closing speed, athletic ability and power to make an immediate impact, contribute against the run and develop into a starter.

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I do not see us taking a RB in the first. If we do happen to go skill player it is most likely going to be a WR. We don't need a 1st round RB. We don't run a Carolina style offense. Turner is going to get a huge majority of the carries.

I don't see us passing on Graham if he is there. And we can get plenty of RB help later in the draft.

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I hate when these pundits sound off. Everyone is so great in the first round:

In 07 where is what Kiper said about Jamaal Anderson:

Jamaal is listed currently as #4 on Mel Kiper's big board, making him the best DE available...

And another:

Anderson has the size and talent that will draw comparisons to Mario Williams and Julius Peppers, and he carries a great deal of upside at the next level. He had a solid showing in the post season, but probably not enough to overtake Gaines Adams as the top end in the draft. His upside is amazing, and he could make teams that do not select him regret it in the future.

Here is a hilarious bit about that 2007 draft and the future greatness of Petrino -

Anderson led the SEC in sacks last season at Arkansas'the receiver-turned-D-end is very quick off the line and can put pressure on the quarterback. Beyond that, the versatile Anderson is also very good behind the line of scrimmage and will provide much needed help in stopping the run.

Aside from the draft, they have also had a productive offseason. Look for Bobby Petrino to lead them out of the state of mediocrity that they have been in since...well...forever.

Either way, to really set the tone for the season, Petrino and Co. needed a solid draft. And they delivered.

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C.J. Spiller

RB,

USCKiper: Spiller would give this team a home run threat and is a steal here, based on his Big Board status. His speed was confirmed in Indy, and he has the hands to be both a danger in the passing game and a return option. One reason he could fall this far: he's not seen as an every-down option. For an RB, that matters.

Everson Griffen

DE,

McShay: Atlanta struggled to mount a consistent pass rush last season, so the Falcons should be in the market for an edge rusher. At 275 pounds, Griffen has the closing speed, athletic ability and power to make an immediate impact, contribute against the run and develop into a starter.

We definitely arent gonna spend a first on a secondary RB/KR. Kiper is way off. McShay is spot on with his analysis. E. Griffin would be a good pick, Graham I would be happy with or if both are gone C. Dunlap might pass the filter, might.

We have to add to the pass rush, its that simple, we are looking for a starting DE after the disappointment of J. Anderson.

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