Kansas City Chiefs
Pick: Anthony Castonzo – OT Boston College
The Chiefs need a new left tackle, and Castonzo fits the bill. I saw a lot of this guy and I was quite impressed. So much, that he was my top tackle on the board until the rise of Carimi, Smith, and Solder. Despite that, I still think he’ll be a solid player for years to come in this league.
Pick: Muhammad Wilkerson – DT Temple
It’s been a long time since the Colts had a good DT, and they really need some help stopping the run. Wilkerson is a mammoth of a man who can clog holes and get into the back field. He is a good value at this pick, and could continue climbing if he does well between now and the draft.
Pick: Benjamin Ijalana – OT/G Villanova
Philly’s QBs spent more time getting knocked down last year than Mike Tyson would if he attempted another comeback. It is obvious they have many holes on their o-line, so they will grab one of the most versatile linemen in this draft. Ijalana can play guard as well as tackle, and could continue rising up the board like he has these past months.
New Orleans Saints
Pick: J.J. Watt – DE Wisconsin
The Saints need some pass rush help, and they grab a guy that is flying up the draft board. People will be surprised when they see how athletic this kid is. He dominated the Big Ten this past year, and will be looked at to do the same in the NFL. Think a more clean cut Jared Allen.
Pick: Ryan Kerrigan – DE Purdue
Kerrigan is a guy I have never been completely sold on. There is no doubt he has a lot of heart, and he will give more effort than the next guy out there, but he doesn’t have the physical skills I want in a first round pass rusher. Seattle needs a Patrick Kerney type, and they get one with this kid, although I don’t think he’ll be as dominant.
Pick: Torrey Smith – WR Maryland
Baltimore gets an absolute steal here with a kid I think will end up being the 2nd best WR in this draft class. Smith has a tremendous combination of size and speed, and he is a hard worker as well. Baltimore is in desperate need of a young receiver that can stretch the field, and Smith fits just that.
– Brent Mullis