1. CAROLINA CAM NEWTON
• There is no questioning his athletic ability, but can he continue his meteoric college success in the NFL?
2. DENVER VON MILLER
Linebacker, Texas A&M
• With a unique blend of power and speed, he could make an immediate impact as a pass rusher for a team that needs one.
3. BUFFALO MARCELL DAREUS
Def. tackle, Alabama
• At 319 pounds, Dareus is big enough to plug the middle in the 3-4 defense but can rush the passer, too.
4. CINCINNATI A.J. GREEN
Wide receiver, Georgia
• Green fills a need for a team that likely needs to replace Ochocinco and T.O. Also, will this persuade Carson Palmer to return?
7. SAN FRANCISCO ALDON SMITH
• The 49ers see Smith as a strong-side outside linebacker who'll join a unit led by All-Pro Patrick Willis.
9. DALLAS TYRON SMITH
Off. tackle, Southern Cal
• Cowboys want to better protect Tony Romo, and Smith is their answer. He'll have to switch from right to left tackle.
• Certainly a move for the future, because the Jaguars have David Garrard at QB. Jags gave up a second-round pick to move up.
11. HOUSTON J.J. WATT
Defensive end, Wisconsin
• No one will question Watt's effort, and he joins a defense that ranked last against the pass and 30th overall last season.
Quarterback, Florida State
• The Vikings definitely drafted for need. Did Tennessee taking Jake Locker force their hands into this move?
13. DETROIT NICK FAIRLEY
Def. tackle, Auburn
• Some teams had character concerns, but Fairley and Ndamukong Suh give the Lions a formidable pair.
14. ST. LOUIS ROBERT QUINN
Defensive end, North Carolina
• Standout pass rusher's draft stock fell because of brain tumor in high school and an NCAA suspension in 2010.
5. ARIZONA PATRICK PETERSON
Cornerback, Louisiana State
• Considered the best corner in the draft and brings big-time return skills, too. Tackling may be a weakness.
FROM JACKSONVILLE Ryan Kerrigan
Defensive end, Purdue
• A consistent performer for the Boilermakers, he likely will be used as an outside linebacker.
17. NEW ENGLAND
Off. tackle, Colorado
• With plenty of picks available, Patriots could afford to address their basic need up front.
18. SAN DIEGO COREY LIUGET
Def. tackle, Illinois
• Brings an inside pass-rushing presence and is versatile enough to play several positions along the line.
19. N.Y. GIANTS PRINCE
• Was expected to go earlier, but should provide Giants with an immediate impact for depth in the secondary.
FROM KANSAS CITY Phil Taylor
Def. tackle, Baylor
• Browns traded up to get this 6-3, 334-pounder to plug the middle. His draft stock improved at the Senior Bowl.
22. INDIANAPOLIS ANTHONY CASTONZO
Off. tackle, Boston College
• With issues on the offensive line, Colts make a logical selection to protect Peyton Manning's blind side.
23. PHILADELPHIA DANNY WATKINS
• The 26-year-old British Columbia native came to football late, but his Senior Bowl showing turned heads.
24. NEW ORLEANS CAMERON JORDAN
Defensive end, California
• The Saints can expect the son of ex-Vikings tight end Steve Jordan to mirror his college play: consistent.
26. KANSAS CITY
FROM ATL. THROUGH CLEV. Jon Baldwin
Wide receiver, Pittsburgh
• The clock ran out on Baltimore, so the Chiefs moved up to select the 6-6 Baldwin.
• The strong cover corner slipped after reportedly having a positive marajuana test while at Colorado.
29. CHICAGO GABE CARIMI
Off. tackle, Wisconsin
• The Bears allowed a league-high 56 sacks last year. Adding a 6-7, 314-pound Outland Trophy winner should help.
30. N.Y. JETS MUHAMMAD WILKERSON
Def. tackle, Temple
• The Jets shied away from Clemson DE Da'Quan Bowers and took the Temple pass rusher instead.
31. PITTSBURGH CAMERON HEYWARD
Def. tackle, Ohio State
• The Steelers address their aging defensive line by selecting the son of the late Craig "Ironhead'' Heyward.
32. GREEN BAY DEREK SHERROD
Off. tackle, Mississippi State
• The Packers picked what might be the long-term replacement for left tackle Chad Clifton.
25. SEATTLE JAMES CARPENTER
Off. tackle, Alabama
• At 6-4 and 321 pounds, Carpenter has an NFL frame. Seahawks might have reached with this pick.
8. TENNESSEE JAKE LOCKER
• The Titans certainly wanted a quarterback who'll produce less off-the-field drama than Vince Young, so Locker is their pick. Locker was considered a top-five talent had he entered the 2010 draft, but his college stats are a concern. He never completed 60 percent of his passes in a season, and all the Huskies had to show for his four years was one Holiday Bowl trip.
Wide receiver, Alabama
• At 220 pounds, Jones brings the power of a tight end to his sprinter's speed. He'll make a nice tandem with Falcons receiver Roddy White. However, Atlanta better hope Jones cuts down on dropped passes. The price to move up from No. 27 to No. 6 was high; the Falcons gave up their second- and fourth-round picks this year and their first and fourth in 2012.
15. MIAMI MIKE POUNCEY
• Twin brother of standout Steelers center Maurkice should anchor the middle for the Dolphins.
28. NEW ORLEANS FROM NEW ENGLAND Mark Ingram
Running back, Alabama
• The Saints traded a 2012 first-round pick and a 2011 second-rounder to New England for the chance to choose the 2009 Heisman Trophy winner. The move addresses a major need for a team that ranked 28th in the league with an average of 94.9 yards rushing per game. Ingram will try to rebound from a 2010 season limited by a knee injury.
20. TAMPA BAY
Defensive end, Iowa
• Had a stellar junior season with 11 sacks, but his play tailed off as a senior, when his sack total fell to four.