Tonight, New York's Radio City hosts the NFL draft, the marquee event of the offseason.
I'll not bore anyone with an explaination of the draft - those reading this post will already know. So, without further hesitation, the Indianapolis Colts select.....
1 - INDIANAPOLIS COLTS - Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford
The Colts pick up the best QB prospect since the player he replaces. This pick has already been confirmed, so we'll move on.
2 - WASHINGTON REDSKINS - Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor
This pick has already been all but confirmed. RG3 will fit into Mike Shanahan's movement-based scheme, and his huge arm will help the team put up the numbers to compete with the rest of the NFC East.
3 - MINNESOTA VIKINGS - Morris Clayborn, CB, LSU
Matt Kalil might be a good option to help keep Ponder upright, but playing in a division against Aaron Rodgers, Matt Stafford and Jay Cutler 6 times per year, Clayborn has to be the pick.
4 - CLEVELAND BROWNS - Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State
Trent Richardson would be enticing, but with the Steelers and Ravens being two of the consistently run-stuffing teams in the league, Blackmon makes more sense. He and Greg Little could prove a physical nightmare for opposing cornerbacks.
5 - TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS - Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama
The Bucs will snap up a workhorse running back who can help take the pressure off Josh Freeman. As a result, his interceptions should be down, and Mike Williams could get back the playmaker he was in his rookie year. And above that, Richardson will be a star.
6 - ST. LOUIS RAMS - Fletcher Cox, DT, Mississippi State
Can play inside and outside, fitting the Jeff Fisher mould. While the Rams would like offensive help, getting the top ranked D-Lineman is a nice consolation
7 - JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS - Melvin Ingram, DE, South Carolina
Jacksonville needs help everywhere. Ingram can help with that with his ability to line up all over the front seven. Has even been compared to Dwight Freeney
8 - MIAMI DOLPHINS - Ryan Tannehill, QB, Texas A&M
The Dolphins seem to have fallen in love with Tannehill, and frankly anyone else as the pick would be a huge surprise at this point. However, this feels like it could be a Blaine Gabbert-type result.
9 - CAROLINA PANTHERS - Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame
Cam Newton is one of the most exciting players in the NFL. The addition of a big, dynamic receiver could help elevate this offense into the elite
10 - BUFFALO BILLS - Matt Kalil - LT, USC
Buffalo will be ecstatic to see the top ranked tackle fall to them at this spot. Kalil will help keep Buffalo's $60mil man safe, and could man the LT spot for the next 10 years.
11 - KANSAS CITY CHIEFS - David DeCastro, G, Stanford
KC loves to run the ball. DeCastro is the best guard in the draft, and will help them do that. Simple.
12 - SEATTLE SEAHAWKS - Cordy Glenn, OL, Georgia
Much like last year, the Seahawks take a player from the left field. Glenn offers a huge presence on the line, and his versatility make him a valuable commodity for Pete Carroll
13 - ARIZONA CARDINALS - Riley Reiff, OT, Iowa
Arizona has two QBs whose movement skills are not........elite, to be pleasant about it. Reiff will provide at least some help to a line boasting Levi Brown as its star tackle.
14 - DALLAS COWBOYS - Stephon Gilmore, CB, South Carolina
The Cowboys need help all over the secondary. Gilmore is, according to Greg Cosell, "athletic, physical and competitive" - exactly what the Cowboys need.
15- PHILADELPHIA EAGLES - Luke Kuechly, LB, Boston College
The Eagles land the player who can become the quarterback of their defence. Smart linebacking play should help a defensive unit which improved towards the end of last season
16 - NEW YORK JETS - Mark Barron, S, Alabama
Barron falling to New York here is a dream come true now that they are without Jim Leonhard. Barron is smart, instinctive, and strong in run support
17 - CINCINNATI BENGALS - Quinton Couples, DE, Syracuse
Couples has the size, strength and speed to be a disruptive force in the NFL, but he will have to work to fulfil his potential. However, at this point, the Bengals will not be able to pass up on that potential
18 - SAN DIEGO CHARGERS - Nick Perry, DE, USC
Perry will provide San Diego with some much needed speed and athleticism at DE, and is even has the ability to play some linebacker. Will help in an area of great need for San Diego
19 - CHICAGO BEARS - Whitney Mercilus, DE, Illinois
The Bears are a team of the belief that you can never have too many players who can get at the quarterback. Mercilus had 16 sacks last season. Should feel right at home.
20 - TENNESSEE TITANS - Dre Kirkpartick, CB, Alabama
After losing Cortland Finnegan, this pick makes too much sense not to happen. The Titans get the last top tier (and not mental) CB
21 - CINCINNATI BENGALS - Janoris Jenkins, CB, North Alabama
Cincy has a screaming need at CB, so they have to take a chance on the talented, but troubled Jenkins. They have had no problem taking on difficult players in the past, however
22 - CLEVELAND BROWNS - Doug Martin, RB, Boise State
Finally, the Browns are able to shore up an anaemic offense, with a stud WR and RB. Martin has been compared to Ray Rice, and, like Rice, will help on three downs
23 - DETROIT LIONS - Courtney Upshaw, LB, Alabama
The Lions need pass rush to get at Aaron Rodgers and Jay Cutler. Upshaw has drawn comparisons with LaMarr Woodley
24 - PITTSBURGH STEELERS - Dontari Poe, NT, Memphis
The Steelers get their heir to Casey Hampton. Poe has many question marks, hence falling this far, but like (nearly) all Steelers defensive linemen, he will sit for a year to learn "the Steeler way". Has the athleticism to be a Haloti Ngata type player
25 - DENVER BRONCOS - Dont'a Hightower, LB, Alabama
I think Hightower is a really interesting pick here, can do a lot of things in the Denver defense, and with him and Von Miller, opposing teams would need to gameplan very carefully
26 - HOUSTON TEXANS - Stephen Hill, WR, Georgia Tech
Hill would provide a viable threat to stop defenses blanketing Andre Johnson on the other side, providing size and incredible speed. With those two and Arian Foster, the Texans could be very hard to stop
27 - NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS - Shea McClellin, LB, Boise State
Able to play the run as well as the pass, McClellin is exactly the type of intelligent player BB likes to have in his teams
28 - GREEN BAY PACKERS - Peter Konz, C, Wisconsin
Wisconsin O-linemen are renowned for the level of polish in their game. Green Bay here takes the player who will take over from Jeff Saturday and (they hope) stay there for a long time
29 - BALTIMORE RAVENS - Kevin Zeitler, G, Wisconsin
The Ravens need to replace Ben Grubbs. Some believe Zeitler is more athletic than DeCastro
30 - SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS - Amini Silatolu, G, Midwestern State
Silatolu has been gaining traction as a first round pick, and seems to fit the 49ers' physical style perfectly, at one of their few areas of need
31 - NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS - Chandler Jones, DE, Syracuse
The Pats (providing they don't trade out of the pick) should take a chance on the freakishly athletic Jones this late in the first. He is being called this year's Jason Pierre-Paul.
32 - NEW YORK GIANTS - Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor
As a result of losing Mario Manningham, the Giants should take a WR. RB is also a concern, but runners can be found later in the draft.
And there we have it. If I get 6 picks right I'll be delighted.
Thanks for reading folks, and enjoy the draft!