13. Detroit: Fairley; 14. St. Louis: Quinn; 15. Miami: Pouncey; 16. Washington: Kerrigan


Hard to dispute the Lions pairing Auburn’s Nick Fairley with Ndamukong Suh at defensive tackle.

With Suh picking up most of the double teams, there is a real chance for Fairley to shine.

Do I get partial credit on defensive end Robert Quinn of North Carolina since I had them taking Da’Quan Bowers (Clemson), a defensive end?

Courtesy of beat writer Steve Corkran with regard to Miami’s selection of Florida center/guard Mike Pouncey: “It took a mid-first round pick, but the Dolphins finally found a replacement for Samson Satele.”

Yes, Pouncey will probably play guard, but it’s a good line so I’ll use it anyway.

The draft hits its halfway point with the Redskins taking Purdue defensive end Ryan Kerrigan. Most surprising player left out of first round is probably Nebraska corner Prince Amukamara.

Quarterbacks taken in first half of first round: Cam Newton (1-Carolina); Jake Locker (8-Tennessee); Blane Gabbert (10-Washington) and Christian Ponder (12-Minnesota).

Hoping for the next 16: Ryan Mallett (Arkansas), Andy Dalton (TCU), Colin Kaepernick (Nevada).


Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • Carl Weathers

    Chiefs will go OL.

  • marios

    Bowers and Jordan would be better than Clayborn in my opinion

  • bcz24

    Very nice pick for TB I think…

  • EMRaiders

    I think Indy will get Ingram too.

    What good tackles are left, how about Gs?

  • SharkCatcher

    Johm Herrera is a joke. I remember when he attacked kawaki he had to pull up his pants like 3 times. COME ON MR Davis buy yo boy a belt!

  • YoungAmerican

    Wonder if KC goes with Phil Taylor here, or if it’ll be Castonzo or Carimi.

  • Carl Weathers

    Only 3 OL gone so far. 2 OT & 1 G/C

  • Carl Weathers

    Chiefs have to go OL here after they got destroyed in the finale.

  • bcz24

    Im with Gruden, I think Chefs go WR. Biggest need for their team.