17. Buffalo Bills (from Kansas City thru Minnesota) - WR Devin Thomas (Michigan State)... The Bills moved down six spots in a trade with the Chiefs who received this pick from the Vikings for Jared Allen and still land the player they had targeted all along....The Chiefs send the Bills the third round pick #83 that they acquired from the Vikings in the Allen trade, and an undisclosed future pick for the move.
18. Houston Texans - CB Michael Jenkins (So. Florida)... The Texans signed CB Jacques Reeves from the Cowboys in FA, but they still need to find another CB with Dunta Robinson coming off of an injury.
19. Detroit Lions (from Philadelphia) - LB Jerod Mayo (Tennessee)...The first surprise of the Draft, and to some the first reach... Lions head coach Rod Maranelli covets Jerod Mayo and compares him to a LB'er he coached at Tampa by the name of Derrick Brooks...the Lions moved down four spots and acquired the Eagles 2nd round pick in 2009 for their move.
20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - HB Jonathan Stewart (Oregon)...Stewart is the type of back that Jon Gruden loves to pound the rock with and the Bucs Hb situation is cloudy at best at this time...they also need to find a WR that can start opposite of Joey Galloway and will be looking for a CB...Note - Tampa has never used it's first round pick on a CB, dating back to their inauguaral season in 1976.
21. Washington Redskins - DE Phillip Merling (Clemson)...Redskins O-Line coach Joe Bugel is said to covet OG/OT Branden Albert, but they will need to move up to get him...Merling is recovering well from sports-hernia surgery, and will hold a workout for NFL teams on April 24th.
22. Dallas Cowboys (from Cleveland) - CB Antoine Cason (Arizona)...They will be looking for a WR and a HB with their early picks if they acquire Pacman...Pacman is still a Titan, so the pick is Cason.
23. Pittsburgh Steelers - OT Gosder Cherilus (Boston College)...The Steelers were targeting Branden Albert, but he's already off the board...plan B is to take a big WR for Big Ben, but none are truely worthy here...Plan C goes back to addressing their O-Line needs with Gosder Cherilus.
24. Tennessee Titans - WR DeSean Jackson (California)...The Titans need to find some help for Vince Young at the WR position...Jackson can do just that and help out the Titans return game.
25. Seattle Seahawks - DT Kentwan Balmer (North Carolina)..Trade Down...The Seahawks filled a need at the HB position in free agency, but also need help at TE,DT,OT and WR.
26. Jacksonville Jaguars - S Tyrell Johnson (Arkansas St.)...They need to find a DE and are thinking about sending their second round pick to the Dolphins for DE Jason Taylor...Johnson is the pick here since safety has also become a need since the team released Lamont Thompson.
27. Baltimore Ravens (from San Diego) QB Chad Henne (Michigan)...The Ravens move back into the first round to land QB Henne...the Ravens send the Chargers their second round pick #39, their 4th round pick #103, and an undisclosed pick in the 2009 Draft for the move...the Chargers are happy to move out of the round and add the picks, since OT Cherilus has already come off the board.
28. Dallas Cowboys - HB Felix Jones (Arkansas) ...The Cowboys filled a need at the CB position with their earlier pick and fill a big need with the selection of Felix Jones here.
29. San Francisco (from Indy) - OLB Quentin Groves (Auburn)...The Niners would like one of the top four OT's to fall to them here, but since they're gone they take Groves a DE at Auburn who will be a rush end (stand-up outside linebacker) in the Niners scheme.
30. Green Bay Packers - WR James Hardy (Indiana)..The Packers don't have any pressing needs on either side of the ball, but they would like to come away from this Draft with another OG,CB, and a DE... Hardy is the best player available on their board, and gives the Pack a big target at the reciever position.
31. New England Patriots - (Forfeited the pick)
32. New York Giants - S Kenny Phillips (Miami-Fla)...The Giants will be looking for help for their back seven of their Defense...Giants DC Steve Spaguola loves Phillips.
Teams that could be looking to trade down in the First Round of the Draft:
#1. Miami...#4. Oakland...#7. New England...#8. Baltimore...#11. Buffalo......#15. Detroit...#29. Dallas
Teams that could could be looking to move up in the First Round of the Draft:
#13. Carolina...#15 Detroit...#17 Kansas City...#19. Philadelphia...#21. Washington...#22 Dallas
Prospects that just missed the Grade:
QB Joe Flacco...QB Brian Brohm...WR Limas Sweed...LB Dan Connor...CB Aqib Talib...