The Inquirer will publish mock drafts throughout the week. Here is how Ourlads believes 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

Big, strong, mobile. Strong arm with good velocity and ball rotation. Can throw outs and crossing routes on a rope.

2. Detroit          Gaines Adams       DE    6-5    260    Clemson

Outstanding athletic ability, good instincts and feel for the game. Long arms to pull and jerk offensive tackle. Improved his work habits in 2006.

3. Cleveland       Joe Thomas         OT      6-6      313    Wisconsin

Three-year starter is a left tackle has outstanding combination of size, athletic ability, and nasty style.

4. Tampa Bay       Calvin Johnson      WR      6-4    237    Georgia Tech

Three-year starter has rare combination of athletic ability and intelligence. Can take a short pass all the way. Will be effective on inside or outside routes. Physical enough to break a tackle and deliver a blow.

5. Arizona          Jamaal Anderson      DE    6-6    279    Arkansas

Excellent athlete with rare quickness and agility. Disruptive pass rusher with size to shut down the run. Can close on the quarterback.

6. Washington       Amobi Okoye       DT      6-2    287    Louisville

Came to college as a 16-year-old and played in every game as a freshman. Born in Anambia, Nigeria. Moved to Alabama at 12. Plays with leverage and strength. Long arms and big hands. Runs to the ball.

7. Minnesota       Brady Quinn         QB      6-3      226    Notre Dame

Four-year starter has been in a pro-style offense for two years. Makes all the line calls and adjustments at the line of scrimmage. Poised and tough in the pocket. Accurate, disciplined, and handles pressure well.

8. Atlanta          LaRon Landry       S      6-2    205    LSU

Four-year starter with outstanding anticipation and quick reactions. Impact player with size and speed. Good instincts. Big hitter in supporting the run. Solid tackler. Good blitzer, zone awareness. A playmaker.

9. Miami          Levi Brown          OT      6-3    328    Penn State

A four-year starter that came to Penn State as a defensive tackle. Left tackle has good size, strength, balance, quickness, range, body control, and mobility. Smooth and athletic in his movements.

10. Houston       Adrian Peterson       RB      6-2    218    Oklahoma

Junior was a three-year starter. Powerful, strong, quick, and fast. Productive over career. Good quickness, agility, and balance for position. Classic downhill runner.

11. San Francisco Adam Carriker       DE      6-6    292    Nebraska

Three-year starter can play end in a 4-3 or a 3-4 scheme. Strong upper body. Good athletic ability with strong hands. Old school defensive end size. Power rusher. More of a left defensive end in a 4-3 scheme.

12. Buffalo         Patrick Willis         LB      6-1      240    Mississippi

Two-year starter with natural ability to make plays. Takes good angles in pursuit and is outstanding adjusting to movement on the run. Explosive attacking blockers and gets separation with hand strength and quickness.

13. St. Louis       Alan Branch          DT      6-6    331    Michigan

Junior was a two-year starter. He is a classic inside nose tackle that can push the pocket and be disruptive, with first-step quickness to get penetration or gain an advantage upfield.

14. Carolina       Reggie Nelson      S       6-0      193    Florida

Two-year starter was a juco transfer. He is athletic, aggressive, tough, and fast. Similar in size to Eagles' Brian Dawkins. A solid senior year elevated his stock. Physically touch and aggressive. Intense.

15. Pittsburgh       Leon Hall            CB      5-11   193    Michigan

He started for 31/2 years and excels in man coverage with speed and quickness. He is a physical player that is    aggressive forcing the run, is instinctive, and effective in man-to-man, zone, or press man coverage.

16. Green Bay       Ted Ginn Jr.          WR    6-0    180    Ohio State

Three-year starter has rare speed and will always put pressure on the secondary. He will contribute as a kickoff and punt returner. He has above average hands and is a scary open-field runner..

17. Jacksonville    Darrelle Revis       CB      6-0    197    Pittsburgh

Three-year starter has good athletic ability and quick feet. Can plant and close on the ball quickly and had natural tools for a man-to-man cover corner. Showed good speed in running down Rutgers' Ray Rice from behind.

18. Cincinnati       Anthony Spencer      DE      6-3    261    Purdue Three-year starter has excellent acceleration off the ball and plays with good leverage.

19. Tennessee       Chris Houston       CB      5-11    185    Arkansas

Has speed and majors in man-to-man coverage, while being physical at the line of scrimmage and is effective at rerouting receivers. He's a classic "cover two" corner.

20. N.Y. Giants      John Beason         LB      6-0      236    Miami

The junior was a two-year starter and is strong, physical, versatile and reads and reacts suddenly. He's a cover linebacker that is a good blitzer and also quickly fills the inside run aggressively.

21. Denver       Jarvis Moss          DE      6-6    251    Florida

The junior has height, speed, range and long arms, and uses a spin move on pass rush. He gets his hands up and can tip passes or force the quarterback to throw around him.

22. Dallas          Aaron Ross         CB      6-1      192    Texas

A first-year starter. Deceiving because of all the good corners that have come through Texas. Will contribute as a punt returner and on special-teams coverage. Good size and athletic ability for a corner. Strong senior year. Quick feet. Instinctive cover corner. Good hands, strong ball skills, and range all over the field.

23. Kansas City   Joe Staley            OT      6-6      306    Central Mich.

Three-year starter is a dependable pass protector, good run blocker that is competitive and works to finish his blocks. He is explosive with an impact pop and surge. Gets movement on short-yardage plays.

24. New England    Paul Posluszny       LB      6-1      237    Penn State      Three-year starter makes plays, has excellent technique and rare instincts. Great first-step reactions and gets downhill in a hurry. Takes quick short steps reacting to blocks and good angles in pursuit. Athletic and fluid enough to play on the outside.

25. N.Y. Jets       Greg Olsen         TE       6-4    252    Miami

The junior was three-year starter and transfer from Notre Dame. Good hands with size and speed combination. Athletic receiver that has speed to go downfield, has soft hands, and can separate versus man coverage.

26. EAGLES       Michael Griffin          S      6-0      195    Texas

The two-year starter is athletic and highly competitive, dependable with good range and hands. He is a physical run defender and has good ball skills and instincts. Good size for the position and is a playmaker with good anticipation. He is more comfortable defending the passing game and is an inconsistent tackler on run support.

27. New Orleans    David Harris         LB      6-2      245    Michigan

The two-year starter is aggressive and hardnosed, with good initial quickness, and gets downhill in a hurry. He has good change of direction and does a solid job of filling the running lanes.

28. New England    Marcus McCauley      DB      6-1    205    Fresno State

The outstanding athlete was best in press coverage. He has long arms and big hands, and is natural and fluid. He will explode into ball carrier on run support or can blanket receiver.

29. Baltimore       Brandon Meriweather S         5-11   192    Miami

The three-year starter can play safety, corner, or nickel corner. He's instinctive, has quick feet and burst to close on the ball. Aggressive, competitive and intense.

30. San Diego       Robert Meachem      WR      6-3    211    Tennessee

The one-year starter has a good combination of size and speed, with dependable hands. He runs good routes and has the speed to stretch a secondary vertically and is elusive in the open field.

31. Chicago       Dwayne Bowe         WR      6-2    217    LSU

The three-year starter is productive and a competitor with size, athletic ability and speed. Catches the ball in his hands, extended    away from his body. Runs with power after the catch.

32. Indianapolis    Lawrence Timmons   LB      6-3    230    Florida State

The junior was just a one-year starter, playing behind Ernie Sims as a sophomore. A productive raw talent that is versatile enough to play all three linebacker spots and never come off the field.

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