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NFL Draft Results

New York, NY - The NFL Draft is underway, here are the picks:

First Round Drafts Picks:

Oakland Raiders - JaMarcus Russell

JaMarcus Russell, the big-play quarterback from LSU, was the first pick in Saturday's NFL draft as the Oakland Raiders pulled no surprises. The 6-foot-6 junior comes off an impressive season and a superb Sugar Bowl that helped catapult him to the top spot. And with the Raiders coming off a 2-14 year in which they had the league's worst offense, he easily could be the starter on opening day. Oakland will count on Russell to invigorate the Raiders, who scored only 168 points last season.

Detroit Lions - Calvin Johnson

The Detroit Lions have taken Georgia Tech wide receiver Calvin Johnson with the second pick in today's N-F-L draft. Johnson won the Biletknikoff  Award as the nation's top wide receiver and was the A-C-C Player of the Year as a junior last season. He earned the honors with 78 receptions for one-thousand-202 yards and 15 touchdowns.

Cleveland Browns - Joe Thomas

The Cleveland Browns have chosen left tackle Joe Thomas as the third overall pick in today's NFL draft. Thomas won the Outland Trophy as college football's top offensive interior lineman and was a consensus All-American.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Gaines Adams

Defensive end Gaines Adams is a Tampa Bay Buccaneer after being taken with the fourth overall pick in today's N-F-L draft. Adams put up outstanding numbers his final two years at Clemson, including 56 tackles, 15 for loss, and nine and a-half sacks in 2005. He improved on that last season, finishing with 62 tackles, 17 and a-half for loss and 12 and a-half sacks.

Arizona Cardinals - Levi Brown

The Arizona Cardinals hope they've helped their running game by selecting left tackle Levi Brown of Penn State with the fifth pick in today's N-F-L draft. Brown was a Penn State co-captain last season, starting all eleven of the games he played. He missed two games following surgery on a torn meniscus but sat out just one game due to injury before that.

Washington Redskins - LaRon Landry

L-S-U safety LaRon Landry has been chosen by the Washington Redskins with the sixth overall pick in today's N-F-L draft. Landry recorded 74 tackles, four pass breakups, three interceptions and one forced fumble for the Tigers last year.

Minnesota Vikings-  Adrian Peterson

Oklahoma's Adrian Peterson is the first running back taken in today's N-F-L draft, selected by the Minnesota Vikings with the seventh selection. Peterson's last two seasons were marred by injuries after he set an N-C-A-A freshman record with one-thousand-925 rushing yards in 2004.

Atlanta Falcons - Jamaal Anderson

The Atlanta Falcons have grabbed Arkansas defensive end Jamaal Anderson with the eighth overall pick in today's N-F-L draft. Anderson put up outstanding numbers as a junior before leaving the Razorbacks, finishing the 2006 season with 65 tackles, 19 and a-half for loss, and 13 and a-half sacks.

Miami Dolphins - Ted Ginn Jr. - Ohio State

The Miami Dolphins have chosen Ohio State wide receiver Ted Ginn Junior with the ninth selection in today's N-F-L draft. Ginn led Ohio State in receptions, receiving yards and touchdown catches in 2006, finishing with 59 grabs for 781 yards and nine T-Ds. He also had one touchdown as a punt returner, one on a kickoff and one on an option pass.

Houston Texans - Amobi Okoye

The Houston Texans have picked up Louisville defensive tackle Amobi Okoye with the tenth overall selection in today's N-F-L draft. Okoye had a breakout season in 2006, collecting 55 tackles, 15 for loss and eight sacks for Louisville as a 19-year-old senior.

San Francisco 49ers - Patrick Willis

The San Francisco 49ers have landed linebacker Patrick Willis with the eleventh overall choice in today's N-F-L draft. Willis had an outstanding senior season for Mississippi, finishing with 137 tackles, eleven and a-half for loss, three sacks and seven pass breakups.

Buffalo Bills - Marshawn Lynch

The Buffalo Bills have used the 12th overall pick in today's N-F-L draft to take running back Marshawn Lynch of Cal. Lynch left school a year early after rushing forone-thousand-356 yards and eleven touchdowns last season. His six-point-one yards per carry last season were actually his lowest average in college.

Saint Louis Rams - Adam Carriker

The St. Louis Rams have added to their defensive line by taking Nebraska's Adam Carriker with the 13th overall pick in today's N-F-L draft. Carriker became a full-time starter as a sophomore and was the Cornhuskers' defensive M-V-P in 2005, when he had 17 tackles for loss and nine and a-half sacks.

New York Jets - Darrelle Revis

The New York Jets have taken Darrelle Revis with the 14th selection of today's N-F-L draft after acquiring the pick from the Carolina Panthers. The Panthers also sent their sixth-round pick in the draft to New York for the Jets' first-, second- and fifth-rounders.

Pittsburgh Steelers - Lawrence Timmons

Linebacker Lawrence Timmons heads to the Steel City after being taken by the Pittsburgh Steelers with the 15th overall selection in today's N-F-L draft. Timmons finally became a starter as a junior last season after apprenticing under 2006 first-round pick Ernie Sims. He finished the year with 79 tackles, 18 for loss and five interceptions while starting all 13 games for Florida State.

Green Bay Packers - Justin Harrell

The Green Bay Packers have landed Tennessee defensive tackle Justin Harrell with the 16th pick in today's N-F-L draft. Harrell's senior season was cut short by a torn biceps that eventually required surgery. He finished the year with seven tackles and no sacks after recording 39 tackles, seven and a-half for loss and two and a-half sacks as a junior

Denver Broncos- Jarvis Moss

The Denver Broncos used the 17th selection to take defensive end Jarvis Moss after acquiring the pick from the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jags received the Broncos' first-, third and sixth-round picks from the Broncos.

Cincinnati Bengals - Leon Hall

The Cincinnati Bengals hope they've improved their secondary by taking cornerback Leon Hall with the 18th overall pick in today's N-F-L draft. Hall started 34 games at corner over his last three seasons at Michigan, making him the most experienced available player at the position.

Tennessee Titans - Michael Griffin

Texas safety Michael Griffin has been selected by the Tennessee Titans with the 19th overall pick in today's N-F-L draft. Griffin became a full-time starter as a junior and averaged 125 tackles and eleven pass breakups his last two seasons

New York Giants - Aaron Ross

The New York Giants have gone for a cornerback with the 20th pick in today's N-F-L draft, taking Aaron Ross of Texas. Ross excelled as a punt returner with Texas and covered plenty of field as a corner. He had 77 tackles, 19 pass breakups, six interceptions and three forced fumbles for the Longhorns last year to earn the Jim Thorpe Award as the nation's top defensive back.

Jacksonville Jaguars - Reggie Nelson

The Jacksonville Jaguars dropped down in the N-F-L draft before taking free safety Reggie Nelson with the 21st overall pick. The Jags grabbed the Florida safety after giving Denver the 17th selection for the Broncos' first, third and sixth picks.

Cleveland Browns - Brady Quinn 

Brady Quinn was expected to be one of the top four players taken in today's N-F-L draft. Instead, the Notre Dame quarterback waited over four hours before landing with his favorite team as a kid, the Cleveland Browns as the 22nd pick in the 2007 NFL Draft.

Kansas City - Dwayne Bowe

The Kansas City Chiefs have used their first-round pick to grab L-S-U receiver Dwayne Bowe. Bowe led the Tigers in receptions his last two seasons, including 65 catches for 990 yards and 12 touchdowns as a senior. His 26 career touchdown receptions broke the school record despite never having a season with more than 990 yards.

New England Patriots - Brandon Meriweather

The New England Patriots have used the first of their two opening-round picks in the N-F-L draft to take Miami free safety Brandon Meriweather. Meriweather had a solid season season for Miami, although it was marred by two incidents. He finished with 57 and a-half tackles, eight pass breakups and one interception while starting 12 games.

Carolina Panthers- Jon Beason

The Carolina Panthers were able to take Miami linebacker Jon Beason with the 25th pick in today's N-F-L draft after swapping first-round picks with the New York Jets. Beason became a fulltime starter for the Hurricanes during the final month of his freshman year. He moved over to weakside linebacker as a sophomore, finishing with 66 tackles, six for loss and eleven tackles as a special-teamer.

Dallas Cowboys - Anthony Spencer

The Dallas Cowboys have improved their pass rush by picking Purdue defensive end Anthony Spencer with the 26th selection in today's N-F-L draft. The Cowboys acquired the pick from Philadelphia for second-, third- and fifth-round selections. Spencer spent a large part of last season in the opposing backfield, recording ten and a-half sacks and leading the nation with 26 and a-half tackles for loss.

New Orleans Saints - Robert Meachem

The New Orleans Saints have picked up a wide receiver with the 27th overall pick in today's N-F-L draft, taking Tennessee's Robert Meachem. Meachem decided to turn pro after a breakout junior season in which he had 71 receptions for nearly 13-hundred yards and eleven touchdowns. Before that, he caught 54 passes for 842 yards and six T-Ds with Tennessee.

San Fracisco 49ers - Joe Staley

The San Francisco 49ers have taken Central Michigan offensive tackle Joe Staley with the 28th selection in today's N-F-L draft after acquiring the pick from New England. Staley has reshaped his body to become an outstanding offensive lineman. He was a sprinter and relay standout in high school while running at around 220 pounds.

Baltimore Ravens - Ben Grubbs

The Baltimore Ravens have used the 29th overall pick in today's N-F-L draft to choose Auburn offensive guard Ben Grubbs. Grubbs became a mainstay at left guard for Auburn after playing nine games at tight end as a freshman. He was the best offensive lineman for the Tigers over the last two seasons and finished his college career with 38 consecutive starts at left guard.

San Diego Chargers- Craig Davis

The San Diego Chargers have taken wide receiver Craig Davis with the 30th pick in today's N-F-L draft. Davis was an effective receiver and punt returner during his senior season, grabbing 56 passes for 836 yards and four touchdowns. He also brought back eleven punts for 142 yards and a touchdown.

Chicago Bears- Greg Olsen

The Chicago Bears have made Greg Olsen the first tight end selected in today's N-F-L draft, taking him with the 31st pick. Olsen left Miami a year early after grabbing 40 passes for 489 yards and one touchdown while starting all 12 games. Also also started 12 games as a sophomore, finishing with 31 receptions for 451 yards and four touchdowns while averaging 14 and a-half yards per catch.

Indianapolis Colts -  Anthony Gonzalez - Ohio State

Anthony Gonzalez is the second Ohio State receiver to be taken in the first round of today's N-F-L draft. The Indianapolis Colts picked Gonzalez with the 32nd and final pick of the opening round after Miami took Buckeyes product Ted Ginn Junior at number-nine. Gonzalez left school a year early after finishing with 51 receptions for 734 yards and eight touchdowns. He also averaged 14-point-two yards on six punt returns as a junior.

Second Round Draft Picks:

1 Arizona-  Alan Branch - DT

2 Buffalo - Paul Posluszny - OLB

3 Tampa Bay-  Arron Sears - OG

4 Philadelphia - Kevin Kolb - QB

5 San Diego - Eric Weddle - S

6 Oakland - Zach Miller - TE

7 Atlanta - Justin Blalock - OG

8 Miami - John Beck - QB

9 Atlanta - Chris Houston - CB

10 Indianapolis - Tony Ugoh - OT

11 Detroit Drew - Stanton - QB

12 Minnesota - Sidney Rice - WR

13 Carolina - Dwayne Jarrett - WR

14 Pittsburgh - LaMarr Woodley - DE

15 New York - David Harris - ILB

16 Jacksonville - Justin Durant - OLB

17 Cincinnati - Kenny Irons - RB

18 Tennessee - Chris Henry - RB

19 New York - Steve Smith - WR

20 St. Louis - Brian Leonard - FB

21. Cleveland - Eric Wright - CB

22. Kansas City - Turk McBride - DT

23. Seattle - Josh Wilson - CB

24. Denver - Tim Crowder - DE

25. Philadelphia - Victor Abiamiri - DE

26.  Detroit -  Ikaika Alma-Francis - DE

27. Carolina - Ryan Kalil - OC

28. Miami - Samson Satele  - OC

29. Detroit - Gerald Alexander - S

30. Chicago - Dan Bazuin - DE

31. Green Bay - Brandon Jackson - RB

32. Tampa Bay -  Sabby Piscitelli - S

Third Round Draft Picks:

1(65) Oakland - Quentin Moses DE

2(66) New Orleans -Usama Young CB 

3(67) Dallas- James Marten OT

4(68) Tampa Bay - Quincy Black OLB

5(69) Arizona - Buster Davis ILB 

6(70) Denver - Ryan Harris OT

7(71) Miami - Lorenzo Booker RB

8(72) Minnesota - Marcus McCauley CB

9(73) Houston - Jacoby Jones WR

10(74) Baltimore -  Yamon Figurs RS

11(75) Atlanta - Laurent Robinson WR

12(76) San Francisco - Jason Hill WR 

13(77) Pittsburgh -Matt Spaeth TE 

14(78) Green Bay - James Jones WR 

15(79) Jacksonville - Mike Walker WR

17(80) Tennessee - Paul Williams WR

18(81) NY Giants - Jay Alford DT

19(82) Kansas City -Tank Tyler DT

20(83) Carolina - Charles Johnson DE

21(84) St. Louis -  Jonathan Wade CB

22(85) Seattle - Brandon Mebane DT

23(86) Baltimore -  Marshal Yanda OT

24(87) Philadelphia - Stewart Bradley

25(88) New Orleans - Andy Alleman OG 

26(89) Green Bay -  Aaron Rouse S

27(90) Philadelphia - Tony Hunt RB

28(91) Oakland -  Mario Henderson OT

29(92) Buffalo -  Trent Edwards QB

30(93) Chicago -  Garrett Wolfe RB

31(94) Chicago - Michael Okwo OLB

32(95) Indianapolis - Daymeion Hughes CB

33(96) San Diego - Anthony Waters ILB 

34(97) San Francisco - Ray McDonald DE

35(98) Indianapolis -  Quinn Pitcock DT Ohio State

36(99) Oakland - Johnnie Lee Higgins WR

Fourth Round Draft Picks:

1 Oakland - Michael Bush - RB

2 Jacksonville - Adam Podlesh - PT

3 Minnesota - Brian Robison - DE

4 Dallas - Isaiah Stanback - QB

5 San Francisco - Jay Moore - DE

6 Detroit - AJ Davis - CB

7 Tampa Bay - Tanard Jackson - CB

8 New Orleans - Antonio Pittman - RB Ohio State

9 Miami - Paul Soliai - DT

10 Atlanta - Stephen Nicholas - OLB

11 Oakland - John Bowie - CB

12 Buffalo - Dwayne Wright - RB

13 Pittsburgh - Daniel Sepulveda - PT

14 Jacksonville - Brian Smith - OLB

15 Cincinnati - Marvin White -S

16 Tennessee - Leroy Harris - OC

17 NY Giants - Zak Deossie - OLB

18 Detroit - Manuel Ramirez - OG

19 Carolina - Ryne Robinson - WR

20 Green Bay - Allen Barbre - OT

21 Seattle - Baraka Atkins - DE

22 Denver - Marcus Thomas - DT

23 Dallas - Doug Free - OT

24 Houston - Fred Bennett - CB

25 Seattle - Mansfield Wrotto - OG

26 New Orleans - Jermon Bushrod - OT

27 San Francisco - Dashon Goldson - S

28 New England - Kareem Brown - DT

29 Tennessee - Chris Davis - WR

30 San Diego - Scott Chandler - TE

31 Chicago - Josh Beekman - OG

32 Indianapolis - Brannon Condren - S

33. Pittsburgh - Ryan McBean - DT

34 Atlanta - Martrez Milner - TE

35 Baltimore - Antwan Barnes - OLB

36 San Francisco - Joe Cohen - DE

37 Indianapolis - Clint Sessions - OLB

38 Baltimore - Le'Ron McClain - FB

Fifth Round Draft Picks

1 Oakland - Jay Richardson - DE- Ohio State

2 St Louis - Dustin Fry - OC

3 Cleveland - Brandon McDonald - CB

4 Tampa Bay - Greg Peterson - DT

5 Arizona - Steve Breaston - WR

6 Washington - Dallas Sartz - OLB

7 Houston - Brandon Harrison - S

8 New Orleans - David Jones - CB

9 Minnesota - Aundrae Allison - WR

10 San Francisco - Tarell Brown - CB

11 Kansas City - Kolby Smith - RB

12 Jacksonville - Uche Nwaneri - OG

13 Jacksonville - Josh Gattis - S

14 Cincinnati - Jeff Rowe - QB

15 Tennessee - Antonio Johnson - DT

16 New York Giants - Kevin Boss - TE

17 St Louis - Cliff Ryan - DT

18 Carolina - Dante Rosario - TE

19 Pittsburgh -Cameron Stephenson - OG

20 Green Bay - David Clowney - WR

21 Detroit - Johnny Baldwin - ILB     

22 Philadelphia - C.J. Gaddis - CB     

23 Kansas City - Justin Medlock - PK

24 Seattle - Will Herring - OLB

25 Philadelphia - Brent Celek - TE     

26 Houston  - Brandon Frye - OT

27 Carolina - Tim Shaw - OLB

28 Oakland - Eric Frampton - S

29 Jacksonville - Derek Landri - DT

30 Chicago - Kevin Payne - S

31 Chicago - Corey Graham - CB

32 Indianapolis - Roy Hall - WR - Ohio State

33 Pittsburgh  - William Gay - CB

34 New England - Clint Oldenburg - OT 

35 San Diego  - Legedu Naanee - WR     

36 Indianapolis  - Michael Coe-  CB

37 Baltimore - Troy Smith - QB - Ohio State

Sixth Round Draft Picks:

1 Oakland - Orenthal O'Neal - FB

2 Denver - Rufus Alexander - OLB

3 NY Jets  - Jacon Bender - OT

4 Dallas - Nick Folk - PK 

5 Washington - H.B. Blades - LB 

6 New England - Justin Rogers- ILB

7 Miami   Reagan Mauia - FB

8 Tampa Bay   Adam Hayward - ILB

9 Houston   Kasey Studdard - OG

10 Buffalo   John Wendling - S

11 Atlanta   Trey Lewis - DT

12 San Francisco   Thomas Clayton - RB

13 Cincinnati   Matt Toeaina - DT

14 Tennessee  Joel Filani - WR

15 NY Giants   Adam Koets - OT

16 St. Louis Kendrick Shackleford - OT

17 Green Bay Korey Hall - ILB

18 Green Bay Desmond Bishop - ILB

19 Green Bay Mason Crosby - PK

20 Atlanta David Irons - CB

21 Dallas  Deon Anderson - FB

22 Kansas City Herbert Taylor - OT  

23 Seattle   Courtney Taylor - WR

24 Atlanta Doug Datish - OC

25 Miami Drew Mormino - OC

26 Cleveland Melila Purcell - DE

27 Philadelphia Rashad Barksdale - CB

28 New England Mike Richardson - CB

29 Atlanta  Daren Stone

30 Washington  Jordan Palmer QB

31 Tennessee Ryan Smith CB

32 Baltimore Prescott Burgess OLB

33 Tennessee Ryan Smith CB

33 New England  Justin Hairston RB

35 New England   Corey Hilliard OT

36 Seattle  Jordan Kent WR

Seventh Round Draft picks:

1 New England Oscar Lua - ILB

2 Dallas Courtney Brown - CB

3 Cleveland  - Chase Pittman - DE

4 Tampa Bay Chris Denman - OT

5 Arizona Ben Patrick - TE

6 Washington Tyler Ecker - TE

7 Minnesota Tyler Thigpen - QB

8 Houston Zach Diles - ILB

9 Miami Kelvin Smith - ILB

10 New Orleans Marvin Mitchell - ILB

11 Chicago Trumaine McBride - CB

12 Buffalo Derek Schouman - TE

13 Tennessee Mike Otto - OT

14 NY Giants Michael Johnson - S

15 Miami Brandon Fields - PT

16 Carolina C.J. Wilson - CB

17 Pittsburgh  Dallas Baker - WR

18 Green Bay   Deshawn Wynn - RB

19 Jacksonville  John Broussard - WR

20 Cincinnati   Dan Santucci - OG

21 Kansas City  Michael Allan - TE

22 Seattle  Steve Vallos - G

23 Minnesota- Chandler Williams - WR 

24 Cleveland  - Syndric Steptoe - WR

25 NY Jets Chansi Stuckey - WR

26 Philadelphia Nate Ilaoa - RB

27 Dallas Alan Ball - CB

28 Miami Abraham Wright - DE

29 Buffalo CJ Ah You - DE

30 San Diego Brandon Siler - ILB

31 Chicago Aaron Brant - OT

32 Indianapolis Keyunta Dawson - DE 

33 Green Bay  Clark Harris TE 

34 Atlanta Jason Snelling FB

35 Tampa Bay  Marcus Hamilton CB

36 Tampa Bay  Ken Darby RB 

37 New England Mike Elgin OC

38 St. Louis Keith Jackson DT 

39 St. Louis  Derek Stanley WR 

40 NY Giant Ahmad Bradshaw RB 

41 Jacksonville  Chad Nkang S 

42 Jacksonville  Andrew Carnahan OT 

43 Cincinnati  Nedu Ndukwe S 

44 Oakland  Jonathan Holland WR 

45 Detroit  Ramzee Robinson CB

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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