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April 25, 2009 @ 5:00 am
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First-Round Mock Draft

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With the NFL Draft hours away, Pewter Report produces its final first-round mock draft. Who is projected to be the newest Buccaneer? What will NFC South rivals New Orleans and Atlanta do with their first-round choices? Which player could prompt the Bucs to trade down? Find out in this mock draft.
Pewter Report has produced the final mock draft for the 2009 NFL Draft. For some other great mock drafts check out draftcountdown.com and WalterFootball.com. They are the top draft sites on the net for projecting how the drama will unfold on draft day.

PewterReport.com 2009 NFL Mock Draft

1. Detroit Lions – Matthew Stafford QB Georgia
Stafford has a big arm and can make all the throws.

2. St. Louis Rams – Jason Smith OT Baylor
The Rams keep up the tradition of complete players at left tackle with Smith.

3. Kansas City Chiefs – Aaron Curry LB Wake Forest
He is probably the best pure football player in this draft. Great leader as well.

4. Seattle Seahawks – Eugene Monroe OT Virginia
The 'Hawks have seen the value of a standout left tackle with Walter Jones.

5. Cleveland Browns – Brian Orakpo DE Texas
The Browns only had 17 sacks last season, and Orakpo is the top pass rusher.

6. Cincinnati Bengals – Andre Smith OT Alabama
Smith is a massive road-grader, and the Bengals need some o-line help.

7. Oakland Raiders – Jeremy Maclin WR Missouri
The Raiders need a go-to receiver for quarterback Jamarcus Russell.

8. Jacksonville Jaguars- Michael Crabtree WR Texas Tech
The Jaguars need a game-breaker and Crabtree can learn under Tory Holt.

9. Green Bay Packers – B.J. Raji DT Boston College
The Packers could use Raji to be the nose in the 3-4 they switched to.

10. San Francisco 49ers – Mark Sanchez QB USC
Sanchez stays in state, and the 49ers could use stability at QB.

11. Buffalo Bills – Michael Oher LT Mississippi
The Bills get a replacement for the recently traded Jason Peters.

12. Denver Broncos – Tyson Jackson DE LSU
Jackson is a perfect fit as a 3-4 defensive end, and the Broncos need that.

13. Washington Redskins – Aaron Maybin DE Penn State
The Redskins struggled to rush the passer last season.

14. New Orleans Saints – Chris “Beanie” Wells RB Ohio State
Reggie Bush is a glorified third-down back and the Saints know it.

15. Houston Texans – Malcolm Jenkins CB Ohio State
Houston allegedly covets Jenkins, and they need corner help.

16. San Diego Chargers – Brian Cushing LB USC
The draft's most versatile defender will be a great fit in the Chargers 3-4.

17. New York Jets – Josh Freeman QB Kansas State
The Jets' quarterback situation is in rough shape.

18. Denver Broncos – Robert Ayers DE Tennessee
Ayers' size makes him a good fit, with Jackson they move to the 3-4.

19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Michael Johnson DE Georgia Tech
The Bucs get the pass rusher and athlete they need along the D-line.

20. Detroit Lions – Everette Brown DE Florida State
The Lions need a pass rusher, and Brown is the best available.

21. Philadelphia Eagles – Knowshon Moreno RB Georgia
Brian Westbrook is 30 and injury prone. Moreno makes him better.

22. Minnesota Vikings – Eben Britton OT Arizona
The Vikes need a right tackle. Britton makes Adrian Peterson more dangerous.

23. New England Patriots – Rey Maualuga LB USC
The Patriots could trade up with the Bucs if Maualuga is on the board at 19.

24. Atlanta Falcons – Larry English DE Northern Illinois
The Falcons need a pass rusher. Jamaal Anderson has been a bust.

25. Miami Dolphins – Vontae Davis CB Illinois
The 'Fins need a corner that can play man-to-man. Davis could be great.

26. Baltimore Ravens – Darrius Heyward-Bey WR Maryland
The Ravens get a weapon for Joe Flacco from their backyard.

27. Indianapolis Colts – Peria Jerry DT Mississippi
The Colts need a three technique, and Jerry is a perfect fit for them.

28. Buffalo Bills –Brandon Pettigrew TE Oklahoma State
Trent Edwards gets another weapon to go with Lee Evans and T.O.

29. New York Giants - Kenny Britt WR Rutgers
Britt has a Plaxico Burress skill set that worked well with Eli Mannning.

30. Tennessee Titans – Percy Harvin WR Florida
Harvin would combine with Chris Johnson for an explosive offense.

31. Arizona Cardinals – Clay Matthews, JR LB USC
Could easily get drafted sooner. Versatile defender.

32. Pittsburgh Steelers – Max Unger C Oregon
Is a perfect, nasty, physical offensive lineman for the defending champs.

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