1. 49ers Aaron Rodgers QB Cal Rodgers has announced he will be coming out for the '05 draft. The 49ers may not keep this first pick but if they do, Rodgers is the right choice to start their rebuilding process. He has shown remarkable improvement the past two years and is ready for the NFL. 2. Dolphins Cedric Benson RB Texas The Dolphins may not be able to resist Matt Leinart if he comes out — a big, lefty gunslinger — but Benson is a better choice for them. He is a fast and physical workhorse-type runner. 3. Browns Derrick Johnson OLB Texas Johnson is a Ray Lewis-type defender. Cleveland can build a big-time unit around him. 4. Bears Braylon Edwards WR Michigan The Bears need a go-to receiver. Edwards is a big-time playmaker with tremendous skills, size and speed. 5. Buccaneers Alex Barron T Florida State Barron has the strength and athleticism to dominate the line of scrimmage. 6. Titans David Pollack DE Georgia Pollack is a big, physical and experienced end. His size, speed, and relentless pursuit should make him a dominant NFL player. 7. Raiders Carnell Williams RB Auburn Williams has the speed, size and lower-body strength to fight for yardage. He will be a welcome addition to a team that finished last in rushing in 2004. 8. Cardinals Matt Leinart QB USC The Heisman Trophy winner and Orange Bowl MVP hasn't decided whether he will be an early draft entry. If he is, Leinart could be just the right fit for a young offense that already has very dangerous receivers. 9. Redskins Erasmus James DE Wisconsin Washington needs to improve its defensive line. James, powerful and athletic, never gives up plays and excels at both pass-rushing and tackling. 10. Lions Kevin Burnett OLB Tennessee Burnett has great speed and athleticism. His nonstop hustle, tackling skills and knack for big plays make him a very dangerous player. 11. Cowboys Antrel Rolle CB Miami (Fla.) Rolle is the shutdown corner Dallas needs. He has the size, speed, and skills to be a game-altering presence. 12. Chargers Marlin Jackson CB Michigan (from N.Y. Giants) Jackson, a tough, physical shutdown corner, can have an immediate impact on San Diego's young secondary. 13. Texans Dan Cody DE Oklahoma The Texans are one season away from being winners. Cody, a tough, physical, speedy, big-play end, is a leader who knows what it takes to win. 14. Panthers Elton Brown G Virginia Brown, a dominant force up front, can blast holes for Stephen Davis and DeShaun Foster. 15. Chiefs Corey Webster CB LSU Webster, a fast, hard-hitting corner, will bring big playmaking skills and a tough attitude to Kansas City's secondary. 16. Saints Travis Johnson DT Florida State Johnson, a quick and strong hard-hitter, can stop the run and excels at getting penetration. 17. Bengals Jamaal Brimmer S UNLV Brimmer is a tough, hard-hitting, big-play safety whose physical style and aggressive play will make an immediate impact in Cincinnati's secondary. 18. Vikings Barrett Rudd ILB Nebraska The Vikings need to upgrade their defense to compete with the top teams. Ruud has the size, speed and hard-hitting tackling ability they sorely need. 19. Rams Antonio Perkins CB Oklahoma Perkins is just what the St. Louis needs — an experienced shutdown corner with outstanding speed and skills. He also is a standout special teams performer. 20. Cowboys Jammal Brown T Oklahoma (from Buffalo) Brown, an athletic giant with outstanding blocking skills, will be just the right addition for a young Dallas offense. 21. Jaguars Mike Williams WR USC Williams would be a steal here with his size and outstanding playmaking flair. With his incredible hands, he and Byron Leftwich could be a dynamic duo. 22. Ravens Mark Clayton WR Oklahoma Clayton, an all-around receiver, does everything very well — run, jump, catch, and block. He would be a perfect target for Kyle Boller and the right complement for Jamal Lewis. 23. Seahawks Shawne Merriman DE Maryland Merriman, an early-departing junior, has great NFL upside. He is big and strong with outstanding overall skills. He played mostly outside linebacker in college but will be a powerful and aggressive rush end as a pro. 24. Packers Alex Smith QB Utah Smith has declared he will enter the draft after an outstanding junior season for the Utes. He has size, speed and a great arm. The chance to learn under Brett Favre will make his decision look even smarter. 25. Broncos Ronnie Brown RB Auburn Brown, a two-dimensional back, can both run the ball with power and speed and is a big receiving threat. He is the type of player Mike Shanahan would love to have in his backfield. 26. Jets Donte Nicholson S Oklahoma The Jets need a defensive upgrade. Nicholson, a punishing hitter, excels both in run support and coverage. 27. Falcons Vince Carter C Oklahoma Carter, a big, powerful center, can give Michael Vick protection and room to roam. 28. Chargers Adam Terry T Syracuse San Diego's offensive line could use some more youth. Terry has the wingspan to ride off rushers and the blocking skills to open holes for LaDainian Tomlinson. 29. Colts Shaun Cody DT USC Cody creates matchup problems with his quickness and size. Indianapolis needs big-time defensive playmakers, and he fits that mold. 30. Patriots Antwaun Rogers CB Purdue New England has been hurting in the secondary all season. Rogers is a big, playmaking corner with good experience. 31. Eagles Anttaj Hawthorne DT Wisconsin Hawthorne has the strength and size to be a solid NFL run stopper and is an unblockable force when rushing the passer. 32. Steelers Adam "Pac Man" Jones CB West Virginia Jones, a rising junior, is another promising early entry. Pac Man has all the skills to be a dominant NFL cornerback — tremendous speed, outstanding tackling technique, toughness and focus.