Ed Bouchette's 2007 Mock Draft

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How the Post-Gazette's veteran pro football writer sees Round 1 of the 72nd player draft playing out this afternoon at Radio City Music Hall in New York:

1. RAIDERS

JaMarcus Russell

Quarterback Ht: 6-51/2 Wt: 265 LSU

The Skinny: Al Davis can't pass up the big arm.


2. BUCCANEERS

Calvin Johnson

Wide receiver Ht: 6-5 Wt: 239 Georgia Tech

The Skinny: Trade up for Lions pick; Bucs need to replenish aging receivers.


3. BROWNS

Joe Thomas

Offensive tackle Ht: 6-7 Wt: 311 Wisconsin

The Skinny: Someone to protect . . . Charlie Frye?


4. LIONS

Gaines Adams

Defensive end Ht: 6-5 Wt: 258 Clemson

The Skinny: Move down in trade; If they draft another WR, they'll change to "Pistons."


5. CARDINALS

Levi Brown

Offensive tackle Ht: 6-51/2 Wt: 323 Penn State

The Skinny: Russ Grimm has to remake the line.


6. REDSKINS

Amobi Okoye

Defensive tackle Ht: 6-2 Wt: 302 Louisville

The Skinny: Redskins need D-lineman desperately.


7. VIKINGS

Adam Carriker

Defensive end Ht: 6-6 Wt: 296 Nebraska

The Skinny: Really need a WR, but not this high.


8. FALCONS

LaRon Landry

Safety Ht: 6-01/2 Wt: 213 LSU

The Skinny: The next Ronnie Lott.


9. DOLPHINS

Brady Quinn

Quarterback Ht: 6-4 Wt: 232 Notre Dame

The Skinny: Dolphins in a QB quandary.


10. TEXANS

Adrian Peterson

Running back Ht: 6-11/2 Wt: 217 Oklahoma

The Skinny: Too good to pass up here.


11. 49ERS

Alan Branch

Defensive tackle Ht: 6-51/2 Wt: 324 Michigan

The Skinny: Prefer Carriker, but he's gone.


12. BILLS

Patrick Willis

Middle linebacker Ht: 6-1 Wt: 242 Mississippi

The Skinny: Perfect fit for Bills, who lost London Fletcher.


13. RAMS

Ted Ginn

Wide receiver Ht: 5-111/2 Wt: 178 Ohio State

The Skinny: Rams also could grab Pitt's Revis.


14. PANTHERS

Leon Hall

Cornerback Ht: 5-111/2 Wt: 202 Michigan

The Skinny: Panthers fill a vital need, might also grab Revis.


15. JAGUARS

Darrelle Revis

Cornerback Ht: 5-111/2 Wt: 204 Pitt

The Skinny: Trade up with Steelers; Jaguars love him and give Steelers 3rd-round pick.


16. PACKERS

Marshawn Lynch

Running back Ht: 5-11 Wt: 215 California

The Skinny: Packers replace Ahman Green.


17. STEELERS

Jamaal Anderson

Defensive end Ht: 6-51/2 Wt: 288 Arkansas

The Skinny: Trade down with Jaguars; like Noll before him, Tomlin starts with D-line.


18. BENGALS

Reggie Nelson

Safety Ht: 5-111/2 Wt: 198 Florida

The Skinny: Bengals want a safety, and he's next up.


19. TITANS

Jarvis Moss

Defensive end Ht: 6-61/2 Wt: 250 Florida

The Skinny: Titans looking for the next "Freak."


20. GIANTS

Lawrence Timmons

Outside linebacker Ht: 6-01/2 Wt: 234 Florida State

The Skinny: Another L.T. at outside 'backer for the Giants.


21. BRONCOS

Jon Beason

Linebacker Ht: 6-0 Wt: 237 Miami

The Skinny: Broncos want a speedy OLB.


22. COWBOYS

Michael Griffin

Safety Ht: 6-0 Wt: 202 Texas

The Skinny: Cowboys also looking hard at WR.


23. CHIEFS

Aaron Ross

Cornerback Ht: 6-01/2 Wt: 192 Texas

The Skinny: Chiefs need to rebuild their secondary.


24. PATRIOTS

Stewart Bradley

Outside linebacker Ht: 6-31/2 Wt: 254 Nebraska

The Skinny: Patriots have big need for linebackers.


25. JETS

Paul Posluszny

Linebacker Ht: 6-11/2 Wt: 237 Penn State

The Skinny: Jets think he's perfect for their 4-3 defense.


26. EAGLES

Brandon Merriweather

Safety Ht: 5-101/2 Wt: 195 Miami

The Skinny: Eagles have taken too many hits at the safety spot.


27. SAINTS

Dwayne Bowe

Wide receiver Ht: 6-21/2 Wt: 221 LSU

The Skinny: How can they pass up LSU receiver?


28. PATRIOTS

David Harris

Inside linebacker Ht: 6-21/2 Wt: 243 Michigan

The Skinny: Second LB in the first round for Patriots.


29. RAVENS

Joe Staley

Offensive tackle Ht: 6-6 Wt: 306 Central Michigan

The Skinny: One more year for Ogden, then it's Staley.


30. CHARGERS

Dwayne Jarrett

Wide receiver Ht: 6-4 Wt: 219 USC

The Skinny:Chargers go for the local kid.


31. BEARS

Greg Olsen

Tight end Ht: 6-51/2 Wt: 254 Miami

The Skinny: Bears offense needs a threat at TE.


32. COLTS

Robert Meachem

Wide receiver Ht: 6-2 Wt: 214 Tennessee

The Skinny: Peyton Manning gets another weapon.


Ed Bouchette can be reached at ebouchette@post-gazette.com .


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