By Eliott Howes, Head NFL correspondent
As the NFL draft draws closer fans of the franchises with the first 10 picks will be getting increasingly excited over the high-calibre talent that is up for grabs.
All fans get excited to see what potential super star their beloved teams will be drafting unless, like me, you’re an Oakland Raiders fan who won’t be drafting in the first round due to the trade last year with the Cincinnati Bengals for Quarterback Carson Palmer.
Andrew Luck is all set to join the Colts in the very first pick. The deal is all but done and Luck looks to be a good fit for the Colts program which has made way for a QB after the release of Peyton Manning.
Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III looks a sure bet to be picked second by the Redskins.
Matt Kalil will be drafted to protect Minnesota Vikings QB, Christan Ponder’s, blindside at Left Tackle and I cannot see the Cleveland Browns passing on Alabama standout RB, Trent Richardson, who is arguably as good or if not better than Arkansas RB, Darren McFadden, who was the last Running Back to be selected in the top five when the Oakland Raiders selected him fourth overall in the 2008 NFL Draft.
The Buccaneers, Rams and Jaguars are likely to fill much needed starting spots on their rosters by drafting Morris Claiborne, Justin Blackmon and Melvin Ingram with the fifth, sixth and seventh picks respectively.
The Miami Dolphins QB situation has been an on-going saga over the offseason and it is commonly felt that although an eighth overall pick for Ryan Tannehill is expensive, it would be the right move for Miami who are in need of a talented QB behind Center.
Dontari Poe was a prospect we had al heard little about prior to the NFL combine but after recording freakish pre-draft measurable, owners will be licking his lips at the prospect of moulding Poe into one of the NFLs leading Defensive Ends. Despite weighing 346 pounds the big man ran 4.98 in the 40 yard dash and recorded 44 repetitions in the 225 pound bench press.
Finally, I see Buffalo Bills strengthening their Offensive Line by drafting the second best OL in the draft by selecting Riley Reiff.
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|Mock Draft Round 1||Player||College||Position|
|1: Indianapolis Colts||Andrew Luck||Stanford||QB|
|2: Washington Redskins||Robert Griffin III||Baylor||QB|
|3: Minnesota Vikings||Matt Kalil||USC||OT|
|4: Cleveland Browns||Trent Richardson||Alabama||RB|
|5: Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Morris Claiborne||LSU||CB|
|6: St. Louis Rams||Justin Blackmon||Oklahoma St.||WR|
|7: Jacksonville Jaguars||Melvin Ingram||South Carolina||DE|
|8: Miami Dolphins||Ryan Tannehill||Texas A&M||QB|
|9: Carolina Panthers||Dontari Poe||Memphis||DT|
|10: Buffalo Bills||Riley Reiff||Iowa||OT|