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Posted: Wednesday April 21, 2010 11:37AM; Updated: Wednesday April 21, 2010 5:45PM
Peter King

Mock Draft (cont.)

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Alabama's Rolando McClain is the draft's most coveted middle linebacker.
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11.* Giants (from Den.)
Rolando McClain, LB, Alabama

TRADE: G-men desperate to get long-term middle linebacker. Figure they can't wait until 15th pick.

12.^ Philadelphia (from Miami)
Derrick Morgan, DE, Georgia Tech

TRADE: Eagles lost out on two free-agent gems -- Julius Peppers and Aaron Kampman -- and need a defensive end.

13. San Francisco
Joe Haden, CB, Florida

Lucky Niner night, getting the best corner in the draft in the middle of the first round.

14. Seattle
Jimmy Clausen, QB, Notre Dame

It doesn't fit after Charlie Whitehurst deal, but 'Hawks think he's a top-5 player in draft.

15.* Denver
Brandon Graham, OLB, Michigan

Broncos would be happy with Kyle Wilson, Dez Bryant or Maurkice Pouncey here.

16. Tennessee
Jason Pierre-Paul, DE, South Florida

Titan task: Replenishing the defensive line one pass-rusher at a time, with a Jevon Kearse clone.

17. San Francisco
Mike Iupati, OL, Idaho

I came very close to putting Dez Bryant here. Imagine a Bryant/Michael Crabtree combo. Scary.

18. Pittsburgh
Maurkice Pouncey, C, Florida

The Pouncey fan club is growing. Six mid-first-round teams could take him by early 20s.

19. Atlanta
Earl Thomas, S, Texas

No one thought he'd fall this far. I'm still not sure he will. But Falcons have to pounce.

20. Houston
Kyle Wilson, CB, Boise State

Texans steal Wilson, a physical force with good closing speed, this low in the round.

21. Cincinnati
Jermaine Gresham, TE, Oklahoma

Watch Oklahoma on tape. Gresham's so athletic you'll think you're watching a wideout.

22. New England
Dez Bryant, WR, Oklahoma State

"Coach Belichick? Dez Bryant's babysitter on line two.'' I don't care. I love the pick.

23. Green Bay
Sergio Kindle, OLB, Texas

Bookend for Clay Matthews had 34.5 tackles for loss his last two years at Texas.

24.^ Miami
Ryan Mathews, RB, Fresno State

I know Dolphins love Mathews and would settle for him ... but like others here too.

25. Baltimore
DeMaryius Thomas, WR, Georgia Tech

Anquan Boldin. Donte' Stallworth. Thomas. Talk about rebuilding the weakest point of a playoff team.

26. Arizona
Sean Weatherspoon, OLB, Missouri

Cards begin to rebuild the defense that got laid waste this off-season with pass-rusher.

27. Dallas
Taylor Mays, S, USC

I say they rue the day they don't take tackle of the future, but Dallas likes speedy safety.

28. San Diego
Jared Odrick, DT, Penn State

Ideal draft for Chargers is Dan Williams in first, Stanford RB Toby Gerhart down the line.

29. New York Jets
Jahvid Best, RB, Cal

This pick makes no sense -- unless you think Leon Washington and LaDainian Tomlinson are short-timers.

30. Minnesota
Tim Tebow, QB, Florida

A hunch. Nothing more. Brett Favre lasts another year (two at the outside) while Tebow grows.

31. Indianapolis
Rodger Saffold, T, Indiana

Colts tab an athletic left tackle candidate to fill a position they've been longing to cement for years.

32. New Orleans
Devin McCourty, CB, Rutgers

Watch for pass-rush help too, like TCU outside linebacker Daryl Washington. But they need CB relief.

* Broncos trade 11th pick to Giants for 15th pick and New York's third-round choice.

^ Dolphins trade 12th pick to Eagles for 24th pick and Philadelphia's first of two second-round picks (37th overall).

-- Read Don Banks' final mock draft Thursday on and his mock draft of the second round on Friday.

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