|1.||Carolina Panthers ||Cam Newton||QB||Auburn|
|Curt: no shock here. He has been the pick for weeks. How fast he learns will be the difference.|
Ben: Personally I hate this pick if I'm a Panthers fan. I understand it, but it makes a joke of their first pick last year
|2.||Denver Broncos ||Von Miller||OLB||Texas A&M|
|Curt: Denver takes the higher risk/reward guy. I'll be very interested to see how he does in a 4-3. Great player.|
Ben: No doubt but I question picking him over Dareus. If they were sticking with the 3-4 it makes great sense. Dumervil and Miller at OLB would be frightening. Not sure how Miller will go in a 4-3 in the pros.
|3.||Buffalo Bills ||Marcell Dareus||DE||Alabama|
|Curt: Love this pick. He is going to be a load in the middle. This team still needs a QB but their defense is much better today.|
Ben: Great pick for Buffalo. They need help all over and Dareus is the best guy at their need positions left.
|4.||Cincinnati Bengals ||A.J. Green||WR||Georgia|
|Curt: While I think Julio Jones is a better all around player, this pick makes perfect sense. Now who will throw him the football?|
Ben: Typical Bengals pick. Outlandishly talented but with some character questions. Seems like a nice fit and might spell the end for Ochocinco.
|5.||Arizona Cardinals ||Patrick Peterson||CB||LSU|
|Curt: Peterson is the best all round player in the draft and a no brainer. If you want a guy with almost no flaws this is the player.|
|6.||Atlanta Falcons (from Cleveland)||Julio Jones||WR||Alabama|
|Curt: I love him as a player but atlanta way over paid. They will never get back the return on this investment.|
|7.||San Francisco 49ers ||Aldon Smith||DE||Missouri|
|Curt: I feel like the Niners drafted the wrong Tiger. But on the bright side this puts Andrew Luck in play for them already.|
Ben:Long term this could turn out to be the best pick for them. Smith's probably a while off really contributing, but could be great in time and yeah, the #1 overall in 2012 isn't out of the question!
|8.||Tennessee Titans ||Jake Locker||QB||Washington|
|Curt: Hard to see how Locker goes ahead of Gabbert but the position makes perfect sense for Tennessee. Titans better hope Locker can improve that accuracy, and quickly.|
Ben:Yeah I'm kind of baffled by this one too. Locker's going to need a lot of work and really shouldn't see the field for a couple of years. Can't argue with need though.
|9.||Dallas Cowboys ||Tyron Smith||OT||USC|
|Curt: Dallas is going to look back in five years and know they drafted a good player, but passed on better ones.|
|10.||Jacksonville Jaguars (from Washington)||Blaine Gabbert||QB||Missouri|
|Curt: When he started to slide I figured someone would go up after him.|
Ben: That's not a bad situation to land in for Gabbert. Nice to see the Jags do something flashy in the draft after the safe pick on Alualu last year.
|11.||Houston Texans ||J.J. Watt||DE||Wisconsin|
|Curt: Love him as a player but I am not sure he can impact a team enough to warrant a pick this high.|
Ben: I'm a huge Watt fan, he's incredibly versatile which I think helps him make this pick more worthwhile, but usually I'd be against a five technique going this high.
|12.||Minnesota Vikings ||Christian Ponder||QB||Florida State|
|Curt: I figured he's go early in the first, but on the need factor not on the talent factor. Total reach pick here and not a pick I would make.|
|13.||Detroit Lions ||Nick Fairley||DT||Auburn|
|Curt: Probably not the greatest position of need, but man, pairing Fairley up with Suh is going to make for a devastating interior defensive line.|
|14.||St Louis Rams ||Robert Quinn||DE||North Carolina|
|Curt: I figured that the Rams would look for a rush end, but I wasn't sure if it would be Quinn or Bowers. Quinn is a nice player, but I am not so excited if I am Rams fan.|
|15.||Miami Dolphins ||Mike Pouncey||C||Florida|
|Curt: Don't like this pick at all. He's not his brother and he doesn't make this team much better. Bad pick, IMO. Dolphins need so much help and you don't take a Center here.|
|16.||Washington Redskins (from Jacksonville)||Ryan Kerrigan||DE||Purdue|
|Curt: Really? I mean he's a good player, and he and Brian Orakpo will make for a nice combo, but I have to shake my head at at team that needs so much adding a guy who might not even start this year.|
|17.||New England Patriots (from Oakland)||Nate Solder||OT||Colorado|
|Curt: I don't often say that the Pats miss on a pick, but even though I think Solder is a nice player, he's not as good as many other players on the board. Another good player drafted ahead of some great ones.|
|18.||San Diego Chargers ||Corey Liuget||DT||Illinois|
|Curt: I like him as a player. I don't like him as much as Cameron Jordan, but my bigger concern is where he'll play in the Charger defense.|
Ben: Am wondering if this is possibly a trade in principle with some other team. I'm not 100% sure how well Liuget fits in San Diego's 3-4 base?
|19.||New York Giants ||Prince Amukamara||CB||Nebraska|
|Curt: Nice pick for the Giants. They needed an offensive lineman, and still do, but this is a great value pick here. Now he can show if he really loves football or not, because the New York fans will rip him apart if he doesn't.|
|20.||Tampa Bay Buccaneers ||Adrian Clayborn||DE||Iowa|
|Curt: I am happy that he got drafted this high. He was so unstoppable two years ago. I wanted to get him into my mock, but there were so many concerns. And Cameron Jordan keeps on falling. Bowers too.|
|21.||Cleveland Browns (from Kansas City)||Phil Taylor||DT||Baylor|
|Curt: Someone in there must have blown some smoke into Cleveland to go up and get a nose tackle. Good player, and in time could be a great nose. Pure zero technique.|
|22.||Indianapolis Colts ||Anthony Castonzo||OT||Boston College|
|Curt: This pick makes perfect sense for the Colts. I don't think Castanzo is a better player than Gabe Carimi, but he'll be a nice fit in Indy.|
|23.||Philadelphia Eagles ||Danny Watkins||OG||Baylor|
|Curt: I am opposed to drafting any player who will be a 27 year old rookie in round 1. He's a good football player, but in football years he's an old man.|
Ben: They should get a handful of really good years out of Watkins. Amusing that after that bout of patriotic flag waving the Commish introduces a Canadian!
|24.||New Orleans Saints ||Cameron Jordan||DT||California|
|Curt: I would have guessed this guy would have been long gone by now. More of a BPA pick than need, but he's another guy I have to wonder where exactly he'll get his reps on that line.|
|25.||Seattle Seahawks ||James Carpenter||OT||Alabama|
|Curt: First WTF pick. The Seahawks FO are dumb. Dumb, dumb dumb.|
Ben: I think there's been a couple of WTF picks already but yeah, this one seems to fit the bill too.
|26.||Kansas City Chiefs (from Atlanta via Cleveland)||Jonathan Baldwin||WR||Pittsburgh|
|Curt: Kind of a head scratcher even though I had him in the first round. They keep drafting offensive players, their offense should be better. Except their line isn't very good. Should have went oline.|
Ben: I'm doubly surprised. I thought for sure they'd love Gabe Carimi, even before the trade down. I'm also surprised Ossie Newsome appears to have messed up?
|27.||Baltimore Ravens (failed to pick @26)||Jimmy Smith||CB||Colorado|
|Curt: This guy was born to be a Raven. Super talented, super confident and going to a great organization. Should have been drafted many picks ago. I said months ago, he was the best press corner in the draft.|
|28.||New Orleans Saints (from New England)||Mark Ingram||RB||Alabama|
|Curt: One of my favorite players in the draft. Went to a great team where he's going to have big lanes to run through. Could be dominant, but also shows what a wasted pick Reggie Bush really was.|
|29.||Chicago Bears ||Gabe Carimi||OT||Wisconsin|
|Curt: Love him. What a steal here for the Bears. Absolute mauler and has the best resume' in the draft. Will anchor that Bears line for a decade.|
|30.||New York Jets ||Muhammad Wilkerson||DT||Temple|
|Curt: More of an effort player than a high talent guy. Not sure he's going to help with the pass rush, but he'll be a good run stuffer for the Jets and might help free up the linebackers.|
|31.||Pittsburgh Steelers ||Cameron Heyward||DE||Ohio State|
|Curt: When you have spots that are big time needs, you don't reach for depth. There are great tackles and corners on the board. Did Colbert watch the Super Bowl?|
Ben: I'm not so unhappy about that. Aaron Smith may not be back, Kiesel is old too.
|32.||Green Bay Packers ||Derek Sherrod||OT||Mississippi State|
|Curt: Real nice player. He's probably going to end up playing on the right side, because he's pretty big but in a draft where the tackle talent falls off the cliff, the Packers got the last of the really good ones.|