The Inquirer will publish mock drafts throughout the week. Here is how Associated Press football writer Dave Goldberg says Saturday's first round will play out. The Eagles pick 26th.

No. Team Player Pos. Ht. Wt. College

1. Oakland JaMarcus Russell QB 6-6 263 LSU
Raiders can build around a young QB if he doesn't get run over first.

2. Detroit Gaines Adams DE 6-5 260 Clemson
Matt Millen could get Adams lower, but no one will trade up with him.

3. Cleveland Brady Quinn QB 6-3 226 Notre Dame
This buys GM Phil Savage and coach Romeo Crennel time.

4. Tampa Bay Calvin Johnson WR 6-4 237 Georgia Tech
Jon Gruden really wants Johnson but really needs OT Joe Thomas.

5. Arizona Joe Thomas OT 6-6 313 Wisconsin
Last big OT it took this high was Leonard Davis, who was mediocre.

6. Washington Amobi Okoye DT 6-2 287 Louisville
He will be one day older than youngest player ever drafted, Jamie Nails.

7. Minnesota Leon Hall CB 5-11 193 Michigan
Quinn will be gone, so Vikings will try to fix secondary.

8. Atlanta LaRon Landry S 6-2 205 LSU
Falcons need a pass rusher, but Landry is impact safety who can blitz.

9. Miami Levi Brown OT 6-3 328 Penn State
Helps fix Dolphins' biggest offensive woe, their line.

10. Houston Adrian Peterson RB 6-2 218 Oklahoma
Luck or fate after Reggie Bush last year, Peterson falls to Texans.

11. San Francisco Adam Carriker DE 6-6 292 Nebraska
Team needs defense and he fits Mike Nolan's schemes.

12. Buffalo Patrick Willis LB 6-1 240 Mississippi
Bills have done strange things in the off-season and need defense.

13. St. Louis Alan Branch DT 6-6 331 Michigan
Might be a run-stuffing catch here.

14. Carolina Reggie Nelson S 6-0 193 Florida
His combine workouts were off the charts.

15. Pittsburgh Paul Posluszny LB 6-1 237 Penn State
Some think undersized, Joey Porter-like Lawrence Timmons goes here.

16. Green Bay Marshawn Lynch RB 5-11 217 California
Ahman Green is gone and the rest of the RBS are, well, just OK.

17. Jacksonville Jamaal Anderson DE 6-6 279 Arkansas
A lot of people are overanalyzing Anderson, who fits on the outside.

18. Cincinnati Darrelle Revis CB 5-11 204 Pittsburgh
Hasn't had any off-field problems and he can cover.

19. Tennessee Chris Houston CB 5-11 185 Arkansas
Good riddance to Pacman Jones? Sort of.

20. N.Y. Giants Aaron Ross CB 6-1 192 Texas
Sam Madison and R.W. McQuarters played too much corner last year.

21. Denver Jarvis Moss DE 6-6 251 Florida
The Broncos don't have a pass rush.

22. Dallas Brandon Meriweather S 5-11 192 Miami
Has some off-field baggage but too good to pass up.

23. Kansas City Robert Meachem WR 6-3 211 Tennessee
Despite all their success, Chiefs still don't have a No.1 receiver.

24. New England Michael Griffin S 6-0 195 Texas
He helps a need in the secondary, thanks to Deion Branch trade.

25. N.Y. Jets Greg Olsen TE 6-4 252 Miami
Jersey native to play at Meadowlands; same school as Jeremy Shockey.

26. EAGLES Jon Beason LB 6-0 236 Miami
Signing Kevin Curtis helped receiving corps.

27. New Orleans Marcus McCauley DB 6-1 205 Fresno State
Saints might move down and still get him.

28. New England Anthony Spencer DE-LB 6-3 261 Purdue
A guy like Willie McGinest and Adalius Thomas.

29. Baltimore Joe Staley OT 6-6 306 Cent. Mich.
Jonathan Ogden's status is unclear; GM not afraid of small-college guys.

30. San Diego Tedd Ginn Jr. WR 6-0 180 Ohio State
He doesn't run greatest routes, but he can be like Devin Hester.

31. Chicago Ben Grubbs G 6-3 318 Auburn
He helps alleviate pressure up front, eventually replaces Ruben Brown.

32. Indianapolis Lawrence Timmons LB 6-3 230 Florida State
Colts always draft good linebackers, then let them go as free agents.