Here's the next edition of the Early Mock Note that the Patriots have objectively fallen to pick #31. Good to see
1 Oakland: JaMarcus Russell, QB, LSU: If the Raiders do not grab a QB in free agency, expect them to take this exciting prospect out of LSU.
2 Detroit: Joe Thomas, OT, Wisconsin: Rumors are spreading that the Lions like Thomas, and Detroit could go for this if they sign a QB in free agency.
3 Cleveland: Brady Quinn, QB, Notre Dame: The Browns hope that head coach Romeo Crennel was able to get the scoop about this QB from his old colleague, Charlie Weis, when he made this draft decision.
4 Tampa Bay: Calvin Johnson, WR, Georgia Tech: The most talented WR in the draft, and an easy pick for the Buccaneers.
5 Arizona: Gaines Adams, DE, Clemson: As the best tackle in the draft is gone, the Cardinals add a pass rusher to their defense who should add an immediate impact.
6 Washington: Alan Branch, DT, Michigan: Easy decision here. The Redskins need a presence in the middle and Branch is definitely a presence in the middle.
7 Minnesota: Dwayne Jarrett, WR, USC: Another easy pick. The Vikings need a WR and Jarrett is the best WR on the board.
8 Houston: Adrian Peterson, RB, Oklahoma: Houston is shocked that Peterson fell this far, and they will not make the mistake of passing on another elite runningback.
9 Miami: Leon Hall, CB, Michigan: The Dolphins could use some help in their secondary and Hall is the best player available at the position.
10 Atlanta: Laron Landry, S, LSU: Landryís stock is soaring and the Falcons need help in their secondary.
11 San Francisco: Ted Ginn, WR, Ohio State: The 49ers have been looking for a good WR and Ginn fell right into their laps.
12 Buffalo: Levi Brown, OT, Penn State: Brown is a good offensive tackle who should give Buffalo some sorely needed help up front.
13 St. Louis: Quentin Moses, DE, Georgia: Moses is a game-changer and the Rams need a presence like that in their defensive front seven.
14 Carolina: Patrick Willis, MLB, Ole Miss: The Panthers could use an upgrade at linebacker and Willis could play either position for them.
15 Pittsburgh: Adam Carriker, DE, Nebraska: The Steelers could use an upgrade at the DE position and Carriker is big and strong enough to play DE in the 3-4.
16 Green Bay: Marshawn Lynch, RB, California (not UCLA): The Packers need a rushing threat at RB and Lynch is an easy pick at this point in the draft.
17 Jacksonville: Paul Pozluszny, OLB, Penn State: Pat Thomas is not the ideal starter for the Jaguars and Pozluszny is the best player in the draft at the position.
18 Cincinnati: Quinn Pit****, DT, Ohio State: Pit**** is a tough DT who could improve Cincinnatiís rush defense drastically.
19 Tennessee: LaMarr Woodley, DE, Michigan: Woodley is a speedy DE prospect who could easily be the next Freak for the Titans.
20 New York Giants: Darrelle Revis, CB, Pittsburgh: The Giants need desperate help in their secondary and Revis is one of the better cornerbacks to come out of college in recent years.
21 Denver: Amobi Okoye, DT, Louisville: Okoye is exactly the type of prospect that Denver needs: a tough, pass-rushing DT.
22 Dallas: Justin Blalock, OG, Texas: The Cowboys need help all over their offensive line, and Blalock can help them at tackle or at guard.
23 Kansas City: Sidney Rice, WR, South Carolina: Though this would be a terrible pick, Riceís speed and size would undoubtedly be attractive to the Chiefs, who need a solid deep threat for Green or Croyle to throw to.
24 New England: Reggie Nelson, FS, Florida: Urban Meyer should send a full recommendation of Nelson to Belichick, who knows that Eugene Wilsonís time has definitely passed.
25 New York Jets: Michael Bush, RB, Louisville: Bush is a massive runningback who should give the Jets an extra boost in the backfield.
26 Philadelphia: Michael Griffin, SS, Texas: Michael Lewis has expired and Griffin should be an immediate improvement at the position.
27 New Orleans: Lawrence Timmons, OLB, Florida State: Timmons has had great production at FSU, and New Orleans should be excited to pick him up in the draft.
28 Indianapolis: DeMarcus Tyler, DT, N.C. State: Lawson, Williams, and McCargo left N.C. State, but Tyler still performed.
29 Baltimore: Tony Ugoh, OT, Arkansas: Word of Jonathan Ogdenís impending retirement looms, and the Ravens could use a prospect at OT for his eventual replacement.
30 San Diego: Dwayne Bowe, WR, LSU: San Diego lost last weekend because their wide receivers couldnít catch balls; Dwayne Bowe has fantastic hands. Two plus two equals what?
31 New England: Marcus McCauley, CB, Fresno State: McCauley is a speedy prospect who can help in the defensive backfield, especially if Asante Samuel takes off.
32 Chicago: Zach Miller, TE, Arizona State: Iím sticking with this pick because it hasnít stopped making sense throughout the playoffs.
33 Oakland: Robert Meachem, WR, Tennessee: Somehow, the Raiders still have no wide receiver production, even with Randy Moss and Jerry Porter on their roster.
34 Detroit: Troy Smith, QB, Ohio State: A very different quarterback from anyone that the Lions have had recently, Smith should add excitement to an offense in which excitement is lacking.
35 Tampa Bay: Victor Abiamiri, DE, Notre Dame: Abiamiriís stock dropped a little over the course of the season, but he still has the talent to make it in the NFL.
36 Cleveland: Aaron Sears, OT, Tennessee: Sears is a strong run blocker and will add a blocking presence on the Brownsí offensive line.
37 New York Jets: Daymeion Hughes, CB, California: The Jets are still reeling from the loss of Ty Law and Hughes has fantastic hands for a cornerback.
38 Arizona: Joe Staley, OT, Central Michigan: Staley is a tough talent at tackle who should help fill the large hole left by Leonard Davis in the off-season.
39 Minnesota: Steve Smith, WR, USC: Only one round after drafting his teammate, Dwayne Jarrett, the Vikings add Steve Smith to their roster as well.
40 Minnesota: Aaron Ross, CB, Texas: Addressing a non-WR with their second pick, Ross will add strength and speed to the Vikingsí secondary.
41 Houston: Ryan Harris, OT, Notre Dame: Houston looks to add talent to their offensive line. About time.
42 Buffalo: Fred Bennett, CB, South Carolina: Even if Clements doesnít leave, Bennett would be a strong addition to the Billsí secondary.
43 Atlanta: Jeff Samardzija, WR, Notre Dame: There are whispers that Samardzija is coming to a decision about playing football or baseball, lowering his stock & sending him down to Atlanta at #43.
44 San Francisco: Buster Davis, ILB, Florida State: Davis would be a good injection of youth to the 49ers linebacking corps, which is getting old at the ILB position.
45 New York Giants: Kenny Irons, RB, Auburn: The Giantsí runningback spot is vacated and Irons would be a good candidate to replace Tiki Barber.
46 St. Louis: Brandon Meriweather, S, Miami: The Rams draft this safety prospect from the U in the hopes that he can replace Adam Archuleta at safety.
47 Carolina: Chris Leak, QB, Florida: Leakís impressive showing in the national championship game could rise his stock into the second-round range.
48 Pittsburgh: Josh Beekman, OG, Boston College: The Steelers failed to address their offensive line need in the 1st round and will thus do so in the 2nd .
49 Green Bay: Aundrae Allison, WR, East Carolina: The Packers are interested in the second-round project pick out of East Carolina at the WR position.
50 Jacksonville: Drew Stanton, QB, Michigan State: Insurance at the QB position for the Jaguars, who worry that Garrard and Quinn wonít be able to make it once Leftwich takes off for Detroit or Baltimore.
51 Cincinnati: H.B. Blades, OLB, Pittsburgh: Blades should give a nice boost to the Bengalsí linebacking core, which is currently suffering to high levels of criminal activity.
52 Tennessee: Tarrell Brown, CB, Texas: Brown is another speedy cornerback prospect who should add some solidity to the Titans secondary.
53 Seattle: Ben Grubbs, OG, Auburn: Grubbs is an extremely tough offensive guard who could someday fill Steve Hutchinsonís shoes.
54 Denver: Charles Johnson, DE, Georgia: Quentin Mosesís partner-in-crime should give Denver a speedy defensive end prospect to help their pass rush.
55 Dallas: Anthony Spencer, OLB, Purdue: Spencer will compete for the other OLB spot that isnít occupied by Demarcus Ware in Dallas.
56 Kansas City: Ryan Kalil, C, USC: Kalil is the best lineman available and Kansas City needs any lineman available.
57 New Orleans: David Harris, MLB, Michigan: A tackling machine, the New Orleans Saints should by no means be afraid to draft consecutive linebackers.
58 New York Jets: Jarvis Moss, OLB, Florida: Moss is a converted DE with great physical skills but no real experience at the elephant position.
59 Philadelphia: Tony Hunt, RB, Penn State: Hunt looks to be a good pick for the Eagles running game as a close-yardage runner.
60 Tampa Bay: Prescott Burgess, OLB, Michigan: Burgess is an ideal Cover 2 linebacker with both speed and coverage skills.
61 Baltimore: Brandon Siler, OLB, Florida: Siler should add a solid presence on the outside for the Ravens.
62 San Diego: Steve Breaston, WR, Michigan: Breastonís agility and speed should prove an asset to San Diegoís new head coach a year from now.
63 New England: Dan Bazuin, OLB, Central Michigan: Bazuin has the athletic skills to play OLB in the NFL, and should be a good addition to New Englandís linebacking corps.
64 Chicago: Dallas Baker, WR, Florida: Baker rounds out the second round of the draft as a new WR prospect for the Bears, who need more talent at the position.