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WR Mark Clayton, Oklahoma
He's the smallest of the top-rated receivers but may be the most productive. Runs a 4.4 40 and amassed 220 catches and 31 touchdowns for the Sooners. The Ravens also like Jammal Brown and might try to move up to grab him ahead of the Rams.
DT Travis Johnson, Florida State
The Seahawks have done a lot in free agency to shore up their defense, but still would like to add youth. They'll take the highest-rated defensive player left on their board among Johnson, a corner such as Justin Miller, Marlin Jackson, or Fabian Washington, or defensive end Matt Roth.
24. Green Bay
QB Jason Campbell, Auburn
The Packers will be needing a quarterback to replace You-Know-Who in the not-to-distant future. They'll take Miller if he's available.
WR Roddy White, UAB
White has speed and the Redskins can use it to aid young quarterback Patrick Ramsey. They could go defense with this pick or trade it, but don't believe the rumors about going after Auburn quarterback Jason Campbell. Why would Joe Gibbs do that when he isn't likely to be around by the time Campbell is ready to play?
CB Fabian Washington, Nebraska
Washington ran a 4.28 40 at the combine. The other possibility is Clemson corner Justin Miller. With either guy the Raiders add speed to replace Philip Buchanon, as well as some insurance in case unhappy Charles Woodson also ends up heading out of town.
DE Shaun Cody, Southern Cal
Cody is a bit small to play tackle but he fits the Falcons' scheme and seems a logical choice. Roth is another possibility.
28. San Diego
S Brodney Pool, Oklahoma
If Chargers go for defense with their first pick, they'll go for a receiver here. Other possibility is defensive end Roth.
DT Mike Patterson, Southern Cal
Patterson would fit perfectly into Tony Dungy's defense with his quickness and productivity. The Colts could also take a chance on an inside linebacker such as Odell Thurman, or Pool if he's still available.
TE Heath Miller, Virginia
The Steelers like Miller, and second-year quarterback Ben Roethlisberger needs a big, reliable target in the short zones. They grab an offensive lineman such as Marcus Johnson if Miller is gone early.
G Marcus Johnson, Mississippi
The best guard in the draft goes to a team that likes to mash people with its offensive line. Johnson fits that job description and he won't have to play immediately. Because the Eagles have so much depth, they could gamble on quarterback-turned-wide receiver Matt Jones out of Arkansas.
32. New England
CB Marlin Jackson, Michigan
Jackson is a solid player, although he lacks great speed. He could be used in a lot of situations, which Belichick likes. Fabian Washington is another possibility, but Nebraska corners have not been historically successful in the NFL. Other possibilities are inside linebackers Barrett Ruud, Channing Crowder, or Thurman. New England could opt for an inside linebacker first, figuring all three will be gone by the time the Patriots select again. If so, Ruud is the choice.