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17. New England: Solder; 18. San Diego: Liuget; 19. N.Y. Giants: Amukamara; 20. Tampa Bay: Clayborn

Richard Seymour or Colorado offensive tackle Nate Solder?

That’s who the Patriots took with the No. 17 pick acquired from Oakland two years ago.

San Diego’s selection of Illinois defensive end Corey Liuget baffles me a little because Baylor nose tackle Phil Taylor was on the board. The Chargers have been missing the anchor over center since Jamal Williams began to slip.

It’s doubtful the Giants went into the draft looking to draft a cornerback, but wisely couldn’t pass up on Nebraska’s Prince Amukamara, who slid to a surprising No. 19. Most analysts had Amukamara as a top 10 pick. Some, including Bill Parcells, had him rated as superior to Patrick Peterson.

Somewhat of a concern that ball skills are an issue, though. There are too many corners in the league who can stick with a receiver only to be beaten on the jump and catch.

Tampa Bay took aim on its No. 30 ranking in sacks with the selection of Adrian Clayborn. Guessing they were hoping for Amukamara to fall to them to replace Aquib Talib.

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  • bcz24

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

  • Dakota

    GOOOO LAKERS!

  • bcz24

    Phil Taylor to Cleveland. Seems like every team we play this year is taking DL… lol FEAR MCFADDEN

  • bcz24

    Didnt the browns release shawn rodgers?

  • Carl Weathers

    To answer your question, Richard Seymour.

  • bcz24

    Nice job Kiper… Browns released Rogers on 2/9/11

  • Dakota

    Why are Bryant and Gasol playing in a 20 point blowout?

    Playing with fire.

  • Dakota

    Raiders need Kyle Rudolph from ND….even if we are keeping Miller. Just watch some NE highlights to see how to use two young TEs effectively.

  • Carl Weathers

    Who’s coaching the D in cleveland with Buddy’s other kid moving to Dallas?

  • EMRaiders

    Interesting to see how both Indy and NE both picked a player to protect what most consider the most important piece of a winning team. Their QB!

  • supapimp

    So is al davis not going to trade up into the first round? I like UNC marvin austin if he’s still available.

  • EMRaiders

    Those are some guns on the chick next to Constanzo! lol

  • armond

    priest it looks like ya boy watkins is goin to philly. expect big run on dlineman now. dont think there will be a run on qbs before we pick.

  • SharkCatcher

    constanzo girl is kinda sexy…

  • severeraiderz

    By trading for Seymour we gave up a chance to draft jimmy smith and kap

  • priesttj

    I don’t want to trade up for anyone I just think we need to keep our picks over the next two years. I know we could use Jimmy Smith and I love Kappy but if he’s at #48 get if not get the next best players.

  • Dakota

    I am hoping the Eagles take Smith.

  • irjonny

    no way dalton, mallett and kaepernick make it to 48. still got miami, cinci, cleveland, etc.

  • http://Raiders4Ever.com 860Todd Christensen

    Only reason to pick QB’s is cause the O-line is gonna cause us to use LOTS of em, draft O-Line, Al!

  • priesttj

    Severe I would trade Seymour for either one of those guys.

  • priesttj

    And I definitely wouldn’t take Kappy or Smith that high.

  • Carl Weathers

    I think Arizona is taking a QB next round, Cleveland no, Cincy & Miami maybe.

  • priesttj

    I would’ve taken Danny Watkins at #17 though

  • SharkCatcher

    I take danny watkings girl too

  • irjonny

    either way what if we take 2 from pats for ryan mallett??

    who is left that is worth it in round 1??

  • Dakota

    Pats might get Ingram at 28….

  • armond

    ingram will be a green bay packer

  • YoungAmerican

    If Ingram doesn’t go to GB, the Pats could take him at #33.