Here is my first-round NFL mock draft.
1. Detroit Lions: Matthew Stafford - QB/Georgia.
Comment: For a team starting from scratch, might as well start with a franchise QB.
2. St. Louis Rams: Jason Smith OT/Baylor
Comment: Smith has a better pro ceiling than Monroe and he is the best in a deep class of OTs.
3. Kansas City Chiefs: Aaron Curry LB/ Wake Forest
Comment: GM Scott Pioli took care of the offense with the signing of Matt Cassel.
4. Seattle Seahawks: Eugene Monroe OT/Virginia
Comment: LT Walter Jones had microfracture surgery at 35. Monroe is athletic and can play either side.
5. Cleveland Browns: Michael Crabtree WR/Texas Tech
Comment: The Browns go with the best WR in the draft.
6. Cincinnati Bengals: Andre Smith OT/Alabama
Comment: Despite his pre-draft antics, Smith could end up being the steal of the draft.
7. Oakland Raiders: Jeremy Maclin WR/Missouri
Comment: Even Al Davis knows getting Jamarcus Russell a threat is a must.
8. Jacksonville Jaguars: Mark Sanchez QB/USC
Comment: Does this mean he is in the Jags' camp in July? Maybe, but the 49ers, Jets or Broncos may trade up to snatch the former Trojan.
9. Green Bay Packers: Brian Orakpo DE/Texas
Comment: The Bronco Nagurski Trophy winner can easily make the switch to OLB in Green Bay's new 3-4 scheme.
10. San Francisco 49ers: Aaron Maybin DE/Penn State
Comment: Maybin was impressive in his Pro Day workout, showing up at 253 pounds and running 4.59 in the 40.
11. Buffalo Bills: Everette Brown DE/Florida State
Comment: The rush for DEs is on. The Bills get a versatile athlete with great pass rush moves.
12. Denver Broncos: B.J. Raji DT/Boston College
Comment: This guy could have gone higher if it weren't for a failed drug test.
13. Washington Redskins: Michael Oher OT/Mississippi
Comment: Oher can start at RT before eventually replacing Chris Samuels at LT.
14. New Orleans Saints: Malcolm Jenkins CB/Ohio St.
Comment: Upgrade 23rd rated pass defense or replace Deuce McAllister? Jenkins is the best corner in the draft.
15. Houston Texans: Vontae Davis CB/Illinois
Comment: Recent LB signings allow Texans to fix secondary woes.
16. San Diego Chargers: Tyson Jackson DE/LSU
Comment: Bolts bolster pass rush with Merriman returning.
17. New York Jets: Chris "Beanie" Wells RB/Ohio State
Comment: J-E-T-S Jets-Jets-Jets can't pass up heir apparent to Thomas Jones.
18. Denver Broncos: Ray Maualuga LB USC
Comment: Two defensive picks in Round 1.
19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Josh Freeman QB/Kansas St.
Comment: Leftwich+ McCown+Griese = We need help!
20. Detroit Lions: Robert Ayers DE/Tennessee
Comment: Lions switch to D with second selection.
21. Philadelphia Eagles: Knowshon Moreno RB/Georgia
Comment: Have you seen the films on this guy? Who cares if he ran a 4.6?
22. Minnesota Vikings: Darrius Heyward-Bey WR/Maryland
Comment: Fastest player in the draft.
23. New England: Clay Mathews LB/USC
Comment: Second Trojan LB in first round.
24. Atlanta Falcons: Brandon Pettigrew TE/Oklahoma State
Comment: Clear choice as top TE in draft.
25. Miami Dolphins: Brian Cushing LB/USC
Comment: Trifecta completed.
26. Baltimore Ravens: Kenny Britt WR/Rutgers
Comment: A solid weapon for Joe Flacco.
27. Indianapolis Colts: Peria Jerry DT/Mississippi
Comment: Colts still having nightmares of Darin Sproles.
28. Philadelphia Eagles: Eben Britton OT/Arizona
Comment: Can play multiple positions up front.
29. New York Giants: James Laurinaitis LB/Ohio State
Comment: Assuming Braylon Edwards is already in the Big Apple.
30. Tennessee: Darius Butler CB/Connecticut
Comment: Corner help needed as Nick Harper is 34 years old.
31. Arizona Cardinals: Donald Brown RB/Connecticut
Comment: Two Huskies in row.
32. Pittsburgh Steelers: Alex Mack C/California
Comment: Mack is a beast who can also play guard.
Craig Andros is a frequent contributor to Voice of the Fan, often commenting on the Steelers and NFL. He resides in Altoona.