We could give you some sort of cute intro. But, really, what’s the point?
We know what you want. You want reaction to picks 21-32.
Well, here you go.
21. Cleveland Browns (from Philadelphia) – Alex Mack, C, California
Mack is clearly the best center in this year’s draft and should team with LT Joe Thomas to help solidify the Browns’ line for quite some time. (C.L.)
22. Minnesota Vikings – Percy Harvin, WR, Florida
Harvin is a home run threat who actually recorded more running yards than receiving yards last season. He has more than a couple of character issues, however, and really, do you think Brad Childress is smart enough to figure out how to use this guy? (C.L.)
23. Baltimore Ravens (from New England) – Michael Oher, OT, Mississippi
A typical Baltimore pick. Nothing flashy, but a solid, meat-and-potatoes player who will cover quarterback Joe Flacco’s rear for many years to come. (C.L.)
24. Atlanta Falcons – Peria Jerry, DT, Mississippi
After acquiring Tony Gonzalez on Thursday, the Falcons turned their focus to their defense. Jerry anchored the nation’s fourth-best run defense last season and should help do the same for Atlanta. (C.L.)
25. Miami Dolphins – Vontae Davis, CB, Illinois
Miami is paper-thin at cornerback and, to some, Davis was the best corner in this year’s draft. A nice pick for the Dolphins. (C.L.)
26. Green Bay Packers (from New England via Baltimore) – Clay Matthews, OLB, USC
My thoughts can be found here.
27. Indianapolis Colts – Donald Brown, RB, Connecticut
The Colts needed someone to pair up with injury-prone Joseph Addai and Brown, the nation’s leading rusher last year, is a nice fit. Chris Wells, however, would have been a better fit.
28. Buffalo Bills – Eric Wood, C, Louisville
Keeping Trent Edwards upright needs to be a top priority for the Bills. Wood will help that cause.
29. New York Giants – Hakeem Nicks, WR, North Carolina
After missing out on acquiring Braylon Edwards, the Giants went with Nicks. Good pick. Nicks put up big-time numbers as a Tar Heel last year and will eventually do the same for Big Blue.
30. Tennessee Titans – Kenny Britt, WR, Rutgers
Pass-catching playmakers are not to be found on the Titans’ roster…until now. Britt will provide some versatility for Tennessee’s offense, something it desperately needed. (C.L.)
31. Arizona Cardinals – Chris Wells, RB, Ohio State
With “Edge” on his way out of the desert, the Cardinals needed to find a runner. Wells is a great fit and will hurt teams who load up to stop the Cards’ passing attack. (C.L.)
32. Pittsburgh Steelers – Evander Hood, DT, Missouri
An already deep defense gets even deeper with this selection. Not a bad pick, but interior offensive line help would have made more sense. (C.L.)
Well, that’s all for us on day one. We’ll be back tomorrow with more news, notes and reaction. Hope your draft day went as well as ours.