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NFL Draft – Round One

By Mark Solway | April 28th, 2007

The 2007 NFL Draft kicked off on Saturday with it’s first three rounds of selections. As usual, there were some surprises, some heartbreaks and some shrewd maneuvering. Here is a summary of the first round selections.

2007 NFL Draft – Round 1 Picks

Rnd Overall Team Player Pos School
1 1 Oakland Raiders JaMarcus Russell QB LSU
Not much of a surprise, and the right pick for the Raiders.
2 2 Detroit Lions Calvin Johnson WR Georgia Tech
Another receiver? Can’t fault them for taking the best player in the draft.
3 3 Cleveland Browns Joe Thomas OT Wisconsin
Finally a stud left tackle in Cleveland.
4 4 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Gaines Adams DE Clemson
With CJ gone, Gruden takes the first defensive player of the draft.
5 5 Arizona Cardinals Levi Brown OT Penn State
Caught up in the Thomas hype? Brown a bit of a stretch at five.
6 6 Washington Redskins LaRon Landry S LSU
With no trade suitors, Washington takes one of the safest picks in the draft.
7 7 Minnesota Vikings Adrian Peterson RB Oklahoma
Stunned that peterson fell to them, they have little choice but to grab him.
8 8 Atlanta Falcons (from Houston) Jamaal Anderson DE Arkansas
With Landry gone, the Falcons improve their pass rush.
9 9 Miami Dolphins Ted Ginn Jr. WR Ohio State
Stunner. Quinn on the board and they go for Ginn Jr.?
10 10 Houston Texans (from Atlanta) Amobi Okoye DT Louisville
Texans grab the 19-year old phenom.
11 11 San Francisco 49ers Patrick Willis ILB Mississippi
9ers grab the best linebacker in the draft.
12 12 Buffalo Bills Marshawn Lynch RB California
With McGahee gone, the Bills fill a big need.
13 13 St. Louis Rams Adam Carriker DE Nebraska
Rams needed d-line help and they got it.
14 14 New York Jets (from Carolina) Darrelle Revis CB Pittsburgh
The Jets move up and grab Revis. They probably could have stoofd pat and got him or another top CB.
15 15 Pittsburgh Steelers Lawrence Timmons OLB Florida State
Another good linebacker for that Pitt defense.
16 16 Green Bay Packers Justin Harrell DT Tennessee
Harrell comes off the board about half a round early.
17 17 Denver Broncos (from Jacksonville) Jarvis Moss DE Florida
Great move by the Jags to trade the pick to Denver and move down just four spots.
18 18 Cincinnati Bengals Leon Hall CB Michigan
What? A Bengal without character issues? Good pick by Marvin Lewis.
19 19 Tennessee Titans Michael Griffin S Texas
Griffin seems a stretch when both Reggie Nelson and Brandon Meriweather still on the board.
20 20 New York Giants Aaron Ross CB Texas
G-Men try to upgrade their secondary.
21 21 Jacksonville Jaguars (from Denver) Reggie Nelson S Florida
Jags get their man in Nelson anyway, and pick up a nice extra pick from the Broncos.
22 22 Cleveland Browns (from Dallas) Brady Quinn QB Notre Dame
Finally Quinn goes and to the Browns anyway! Solid move by the Browns to pull the trigger on the deal.
23 23 Kansas City Chiefs Dwayne Bowe WR LSU
Chiefs fill a hole with a guy that may surprise some people.
24 24 New England Patriots (from Seattle) Brandon Meriweather S Miami (FL)
Great pick for the Pats. Good player and he fills a need.
25 25 Carolina Panthers (from New York Jets) Jon Beason OLB Miami (FL)
Beason’s a little smallish, but one of the top linebackers in the country.
26 26 Dallas Cowboys (from Philadelphia) Anthony Spencer DE Purdue
The Cowboys did well in the Browns trade and then nearly undo it, by trading up to get a defensive end for their stable.
27 27 New Orleans Saints Robert Meachem WR Tennessee
Saints need receivers and grab arguably the second best one in the crop.
28 28 San Francisco 49ers (from New England) Joe Staley OT Central Michigan
9ers swing a deal to grab Staley before it’s too late.
29 29 Baltimore Ravens Ben Grubbs OG Auburn
The best guard in the draft goes to the Ravens.
30 30 San Diego Chargers Craig Davis WR LSU
Sure they needed a receiver, but Craig Davis was a surprise.
31 31 Chicago Bears Greg Olsen TE Miami (FL)
Good fit for the Bears as Olsen will give Rex Grossman another option in the passing game.
32 32 Indianapolis Colts Anthony Gonzalez WR Ohio State
Colts close out the first by filling a hole at wide receiver.
* – Compensatory pick
# – Supplemental pick

Edit: This blog was archived in May of 2016 from our original articles database.It was originally posted by Mark Solway

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