Editor's note: This is Ken Murray's first 2009 mock draft. Check back each week for Murray's updated first-round picks.

Pick, Team, Player, School, Comment


1. Lions, OT Jason Smith, Baylor

Lions can't afford a QB holdout.


2. Rams LB, Aaron Curry, Wake Forest

Considered 'safest pick' on board.

3. Chiefs OT, Eugene Monroe, Virginia

Absent Curry, they'll protect Matt Cassel.F

4. Seahawks, QB Matthew Stafford, Georgia

Matt Hasselbeck is winding down.

5. Browns, WR Michael Crabtree, Texas Tech

They're desperate at receiver.

6. Bengals, DE Brian Orakpo, Texas

Forever in search of a pass rusher.

7. Raiders, WR Jeremy Maclin, Missouri

Equally desperate at the position.

8. Jaguars, DT B.J. Raji, Boston College

No more shots in the dark.

9. Packers DE, Tyson Jackson, LSU

Perfect match for new 3-4 scheme.

10. 49ers, QB Mark Sanchez, USC

Another QB to grow with.

11. Bills, OLB Aaron Maybin, Penn State

Pass rush has been woeful.

12. Broncos, OLB Brian Cushing, USC

Mike Nolan rebuilds the defense.

13. Redskins, OT Andre Smith, Alabama

Need meets dropping talent.

14. Saints, CB Malcolm Jenkins, Ohio State

Probably will play safety.

15. Texans, OLB Clay Matthews, USC

Like father, like son, they hope.

16. Chargers, RB Chris Wells, Ohio State

New threat in the backfield.

17. Jets, TE Brandon Pettigrew, Oklahoma State

Top blocking, receiving TE in draft.

18. Broncos, DE Robert Ayers, Tennessee

Ranked 29th on defense in 2008.

19. Buccaneers, QB Josh Freeman, Kansas State

Still trying to solve the QB problem.

20. Lions, DE Everett Brown, Florida State

Another building block.

21. Eagles, WR Percy Harvin, Florida

He can play RB, too.

22. Vikings, WR Hakeem Nicks, North Carolina

In need of a playmaker.

23. Patriots, ILB Rey Maualuga, USC

Tightening up the middle.

24. Falcons, ILB James Laurinaitis, Ohio State

Replacing Keith Brooking.

25. Dolphins DT, Peria Jerry, Mississippi

Solid run-stuffer.

26. Ravens, WR Darrius Heyward-Bey, Maryland

Home-run threat they've needed.

27. Colts, DT Evander Hood, Missouri

Reinforcing the middle.

28. Eagles, OT Eben Britton, Arizona

May trade into top 5 for elite tackle.

29. Giants, WR Kenny Britt, Rutgers

He's big and he's fast.

30. Titans, CB Vontae Davis, Illinois

May be top cover corner in draft.

31. Cardinals, RB Knowshon Moreno, Georgia

A coup if he lasts this long.

32. Steelers, CB Darius Butler, UConn

Exceptional athlete.

Picks and comments by Ken Murray.