Here's what I see happening in Rd. 1....how about you? 1st Round 1. Panthers - Da'Quan Bowers DE Clemson. He was an absolute beast in college, and Ron Rivera is the new Carolina coach.....he is a defensive minded guy. It's hard to pass up the possibility of an outstanding pass rusher if you're a defensive minded coach. They avoid QB with this pick because they still have 2 young QBs with potential. 2. Broncos - Patrick Peterson CB LSU. With the aging of Champ Bailey, and his willingness to move to Safety, the Broncos will tap Peterson with the #2 pick. Champ can mentor Peterson on the finer points of being a top notch NFL corner. Orton is still their starting QB. Tebow gets one more year to prove his ability, until he becomes a tight end. 3. Bills - A.J. Green WR Georgia. Despite the speculation that they will go after Cam Newton, they have their QB in Fitzpatrick. What they need is a viable receiver opposite Lee Evans, and AJ is a star in the making. 4. Bengals - Cam Newton QB Auburn. Palmer's not coming back, so they're better off trading him to Arizona, San Fran or Minnesota, and acquiring someone for Cam to throw to. Cam's off the field issues fit perfectly with Cincy's ethical standing. 5. Cardinals – Blaine Gabbert QB Missouri. Unless they acquire Palmer from Cincy, they need to go QB here, and Blaine Gabbert is a great fit in their system. Larry Fitzgerald is a happy boy on Draft Day. 6. Browns – Marcell Dareus DT Alabama. They lost Sean Rogers, and they replace him with Marcell Dareus. He will split time with Rubin and be a disruptive force for years to come. 7. 49ers – Nick Fairley DT Auburn. Though they desperately need a QB, they lose out on one in the 1st round, as Cam and Blaine are already gone. It’s too far of a reach to go after Jake Locker, so unless they trade down, they can’t afford to pass up on Fairley. He’ll help them get more pressure on opposing QB’s. 8. Titans – Julio Jones WR Alabama. They finished 27th in the league in yards last season, and it wasn’t Chris Johnson’s fault. They need to stretch the field, and they tried to get that by acquiring Moss. It didn’t happen. They try again with Julio Jones. 9. Cowboys – Nate Solder OT Colorado. Many mocks have the Cowboys taking Prince here, but with Newman, Jenkins and Scandrick still on the team, + a plethora of CB/S types like AOA & McCray, I don’t see it happening. At 6’8” 319lbs, Solder is a massive tackle. He played 2,540 out of a possible 2,542 plays on offense his sophomore through senior seasons; of those, exactly 1,400 were called passing plays, and he allowed just five sacks those three years. He played Left Tackle at Colorado, but it is unlikely that he will be allowed to protect Romo’s blindside as a rookie. Look for him to compete with Columbo at RT and Davis at RG as a rookie. 10. Redskins – Von Miller OLB Texas A&M. Though they need a QB, they can’t believe that Von Miller has slipped this far to them. He will be a great counterpart to Orakpo on the opposite side of the D-Line. 11. Texans – Prince Amukamara CB Nebraska. They’ve got the offense, but they’re defensive secondary is in dire need of repair. Prince will help out immediately. 12. Vikings – Jake Locker QB Washington. A reach pick? Yes, but they need a QB to take advantage of the receivers and the A-Train before their window of opportunity closes, in 3-4 years. The defense is there, the offense is only missing 1 piece. 13. Lions – J.J. Watt DE Wisconsin. The Lions were 24th against the run last year. J. J can help them change that. He’s constantly in the backfield and has a motor that just doesn’t quit. 14. Rams – Gabe Carimi OT Wisconsin. Sticking with the Badgers theme, Gabe Carimi will help protect Sam Bradford and clear some running lanes for Stephen Jackson next year. I expect big things from Bradford this year, and that will pick up the offensive numbers across the board. 15. Dolphins – Mike Pouncey C Florida. They keep Pouncey in Florida and he helps bolster an O-line that was decimated by injury last season. He’s incredibly athletic, so don’t consider him limited to just Center. 16. Jaguars – Robert Quinn DE UNC. He’s a steal at #16 and Jack Del Rio is never one to pass up on a great pass rusher. Look for Quinn to have a solid rookie season in the Jacksonville system. 17. Patriots (from Raiders) – Cameron Jordan DE Cal. The Pats were horrible against the pass last season, and one way to improve that stat is with a good pass rush. Cam Jordan can provide that. Plus Bill B always takes the best player available (even if it’s back to back TE’s) and Cam is that player at #17. 18. Chargers – Mark Ingram RB Alabama. The Chargers have finally found their legitimate fulltime replacement for LaDanian Tomlinson. 19. Giants – Jimmy Smith CB Colorado. The secondary in NY was regularly torched last season. Look for them to go after Smith in an effort to stop the bleeding. 20. Buccaneers – Aldon Smith DE. The Bucs struggled to stop the run last season. Aldon Smith is a beast against the run and the pass, so he will be a welcome help. 21. Chiefs – Corey Liuget DT Illinois. Their defense is middle of the pack against the pass and run, so Liuget will give them a little more push up the middle and help improve those ratings. 22. Colts – Anthony Castonzo OT B.C. The Colts know the importance of keeping Payton Manning upright. 23. Eagles – Tyron Smith OT USC. In true Eagles fashion, they get a steal with this pick. They need help on the O-Line and Smith scares away a lot of teams with his Saturday Surprise at the Combine. The Eagles swoop in and snag this monster at #23. 24. Saints – Akeem Ayers OLB UCLA. They struggled to stop the run last year and their linebackers are relatively mediocre and getting older. Ayers will fit in nicely. 25. Seahawks – Adrian Clayborn DE Iowa. They lack pressure from the right side of the D-line. Clayborn can provide that pressure, and also stuff the run. 26. Ravens – Brandon Harris CB Miami. The Ravens would love some secondary help, and Harris is exactly that. 27. Falcons – Muhammad Wilkerson DE Temple. The Falcons need some help on the D-line and Muhammad is the best Defensive End still on the board. 28. Patriots – Justin Houston OLB Georgia. The Pats stay on defense here, upgrading the LB position with the selection of Houston. 29. Bears – Derek Sherrod OT Mississippi State. Though he may be a reach, the Bears need to upgrade the O-line in order to keep Cutler upright. 30. Jets – Cameron Heyward DE Ohio State. The Jets need to replace some missing/aging pieces on the D-line, and Heyward, the son of Iron Head, fits the Rex Ryan mold to a T. 31. Steelers – Benjamin Ijalana OL Villanova. It’s no secret that the Pitt O-line failed to protect Big Ben last season. Ijalana will help bolster up that line. 32. Packers – Ryan Kerrigan DE Purdue. The Packers will add depth to an already impressive D-line. Kerrigan allows them to keep the starters fresh…which is a scarey thought. There it is folks. Let me know your thoughts.