round 1 http://www.draftshowcase.com/swmock05.htm RD Pick Team Selection 1 1 49ers Aaron Rodgers, QB, California *If they can't get a trade down, this is likely the pick. Even though they like Rattay, it might be a situation where they are pressured into this pick. 1 2 Dolphins Ronnie Brown, RB, Auburn *The Dolphins need a RB first and foremost and Brown showed at the combine that he is worthy of a top 5 selection. 1 3 Browns Derrick Johnson, OLB, Texas *Johnson is an elite defender and talks of him sliding out of the top 10 are ludicrous. He's as close to a sure thing as there is in this draft. 1 4 Bears Braylon Edwards, WR, Michigan *Yeah, they signed Muhsin Muhammed, but he's an older receiver and youngsters Justin Gage and Bobby Wade have yet to show that they are capable starters. 1 5 Buccaneers Mike Williams, WR, Southern Cal *The Bucs don't have another starter opposite Michael Clayton. Williams is a Tampa product and would give the Bucs another great young wideout. 1 6 Titans Antrel Rolle, CB, Miami *The Titans cut their best cover corner in Samari Rolle, so they bring in another Rolle in Antrel, who has been one of the country's most consistent players. 1 7 Vikings Shawne Merriman, DE, Maryland *Merriman's stock is soaring. The Vikings could use him as an edge rusher opposite Kenechi Udeze and give themselves two great bookends. 1 8 Cardinals Cedric Benson, RB, Texas *It comes down to Benson or Cadillac Williams here. The Cards already have a guy in Marcel Shipp who can catch the ball out of the backfield, so they get a pounder in Benson here. 1 9 Redskins Carlos Rogers, CB, Auburn *The Skins lost Fred Smoot in free agency and Rogers' stock is soaring after he ran a blazing 4.31 at the combine. 1 10 Packers Alex Smith, QB, Utah *PROJECTED TRADE: GB sends picks 24 and 134 to the Lions for 10. Here the Pack get their QB of the future which is vital. They need a legitimate prospect to take over for Brett Favre. The Lions can move down and pick up an extra pick. 1 11 Cowboys Marcus Spears, DE, LSU *Spears has shown that even though he is over 300 lbs, he can rush the passer with the best of them. Dallas needs just that. 1 12 Chargers Troy Williamson, WR, South Carolina *Williamson has proven that he has the physical tools to warrant this selection. The Chargers would like to add more size to their receiving corps. 1 13 Texans Thomas Davis, SS, Georgia *Davis is the best safety on the board and that is one of the weaker parts of the Texan defense right now. 1 14 Panthers Heath Miller, TE, Virginia *The Panthers did a great job of filling holes through free agency with Mike Wahle and Ken Lucas. Thus they can afford to take a player like Miller here who would give Jake Delhomme a reliable target underneath. 1 15 Chiefs Pacman Jones, CB, West Virginia *Jones' stock has been soaring. He's not the top 7 or 8 player many are projecting him to be, but he does have skills and Kansas City is in need of help on defense. 1 16 Saints Alex Barron, OT, Florida State *The Saints could take Justin Miller here, but they end Barron's slide instead and wait for the 2nd Round for a corner since this OT class isn't as deep. The Saints have two aging tackles in Victor Riley and Wayne Gandy, so a talent like Barron's is a welcomed addition. 1 17 Bengals Shaun Cody, DT, USC *The Bengals are a strong interior away from having a good defense. They'll take the best defensive tackle on the board here in Cody. 1 18 Vikings Travis Johnson, DT, Florida State *The Vikings sure up their defensive line some more after getting Merriman at 7. Johnson would give them a rotational body at tackle to go with the newly signed Pat Williams and Kevin Williams. 1 19 Rams Khalif Barnes, OT, Washington *Yeah, they pass on Jammal Brown. But Mike Martz tends to draft unconventionally and he will occasionally fall in love with workout warriors and Barnes certainly fits that profile. 1 20 Cowboys Mark Clayton, WR, Oklahoma *Clayton is underrated. Even though many project him as a 1st Rounder, he doesn't get as much attention as some of the other receivers in this draft even though he is every bit as talented. 1 21 Jaguars Justin Miller, CB, Clemson *A tough decision here as David Pollack is still on the board, but the Jags need another corner opposite Rashean Mathis and Miller is probably too good to pass up here. 1 22 Ravens Jamaal Brown, OT, Oklahoma *After getting Derrick Mason and Samari Rolle, right tackle is probably Baltimore's biggest need now, so they jump on Brown who slides down just a bit to them. 1 23 Seahawks David Pollack, DE, Georgia *The Seahawks rejoice as Pollack slides due to team needs and falls into their lap. Pollack is the tough, high motor player they need to compliment Grant Wistrom. 1 24 Lions David Baas, G/C, Michigan *PROJECTED TRADE: GB sends picks 24 and 134 to the Lions for 10. The Lions trade down and snag their man. Baas has been moving up after working out well at the combine, so they take him here and wait until their 2nd Round pick to get their DE. 1 25 Broncos Erasmus James, DE, Wisconsin *The Broncos are in need of a big time pass rusher and that's what James was this past season. He would be an instant starter for this defense. 1 26 Jets Carnell Williams, RB, Auburn *Don't be surprised if this happens. The Jets lost Lamont Jordan who they were planning on being their back of the future. Williams is a steal here and gives them a young Curtis Martin. 1 27 Falcons Adam Terry, OT, Syracuse *Protecting Michael Vick should be Atlanta's #1 priority. This may be a tad high for Terry, but he has the tools to develop into a good one with proper coaching. 1 28 Chargers Josh Bullocks, FS, Nebraska *A little high for Bullocks? Yes, but with all the OTs off the board, San Diego fills their other big need by bringing in a cover man at free safety. 1 29 Colts Fabian Washington, CB, Nebraska *The second Cornhusker DB gets taken as Washington's speed and aggressive style make him a great fit in Tony Dungy's defense. 1 30 Steelers Mike Patterson, DT, USC *Kimo Von Oelhoffen may be in his last year with the team, so the Steelers pick up Patterson to play in their 3-4. If it weren't for his height, he would be a top 15 player in this draft, so he's a good pickup here. 1 31 Eagles Kevin Burnett, OLB, Tennessee *The Eagles need an outside backer. Burnett had an excellent senior season and has a fast, aggressive style that makes him a great fit in Philly. 1 32 Patriots Channing Crowder, ILB, Florida *With the unfortunate events surrounding Tedy Bruschi, LB becomes even more of a need for the Patriots. Crowder is very talented and if any team is going to straighten him out, it's the Pats.