NFL Draft - Round One
By: Mark Solway 
Posted: 2007-04-28
Category: Washington Redskins News
The 2007 NFL Draft kicked off on Saturday with it's first three rounds of selections. As usual, there were some surprises, some heartbreaks and some shrewd maneuvering. Here is a summary of the first round selections.

2007 NFL Draft - Round 1 Picks


RndOverallTeamPlayerPosSchool
1 1Oakland Raiders JaMarcus RussellQBLSU
Not much of a surprise, and the right pick for the Raiders.
22 Detroit Lions Calvin JohnsonWRGeorgia Tech
Another receiver? Can't fault them for taking the best player in the draft.
33Cleveland Browns Joe ThomasOTWisconsin
Finally a stud left tackle in Cleveland.
44Tampa Bay Buccaneers Gaines AdamsDEClemson
With CJ gone, Gruden takes the first defensive player of the draft.
55 Arizona Cardinals Levi BrownOTPenn State
Caught up in the Thomas hype? Brown a bit of a stretch at five.
66Washington Redskins LaRon LandrySLSU
With no trade suitors, Washington takes one of the safest picks in the draft.
77Minnesota Vikings Adrian PetersonRBOklahoma
Stunned that peterson fell to them, they have little choice but to grab him.
88Atlanta Falcons (from Houston)Jamaal AndersonDEArkansas
With Landry gone, the Falcons improve their pass rush.
99Miami Dolphins Ted Ginn Jr.WROhio State
Stunner. Quinn on the board and they go for Ginn Jr.?
1010Houston Texans (from Atlanta)Amobi OkoyeDTLouisville
Texans grab the 19-year old phenom.
1111San Francisco 49ers Patrick WillisILBMississippi
9ers grab the best linebacker in the draft.
1212Buffalo Bills Marshawn LynchRBCalifornia
With McGahee gone, the Bills fill a big need.
1313St. Louis Rams Adam CarrikerDENebraska
Rams needed d-line help and they got it.
1414New York Jets (from Carolina)Darrelle RevisCBPittsburgh
The Jets move up and grab Revis. They probably could have stoofd pat and got him or another top CB.
1515Pittsburgh Steelers Lawrence TimmonsOLBFlorida State
Another good linebacker for that Pitt defense.
1616Green Bay Packers Justin HarrellDTTennessee
Harrell comes off the board about half a round early.
1717Denver Broncos (from Jacksonville)Jarvis MossDEFlorida
Great move by the Jags to trade the pick to Denver and move down just four spots.
1818Cincinnati Bengals Leon HallCBMichigan
What? A Bengal without character issues? Good pick by Marvin Lewis.
1919Tennessee Titans Michael GriffinSTexas
Griffin seems a stretch when both Reggie Nelson and Brandon Meriweather still on the board.
2020New York Giants Aaron RossCBTexas
G-Men try to upgrade their secondary.
2121Jacksonville Jaguars (from Denver)Reggie NelsonSFlorida
Jags get their man in Nelson anyway, and pick up a nice extra pick from the Broncos.
2222Cleveland Browns (from Dallas)Brady QuinnQBNotre Dame
Finally Quinn goes and to the Browns anyway! Solid move by the Browns to pull the trigger on the deal.
2323Kansas City Chiefs Dwayne BoweWRLSU
Chiefs fill a hole with a guy that may surprise some people.
2424New England Patriots (from Seattle)Brandon MeriweatherSMiami (FL)
Great pick for the Pats. Good player and he fills a need.
2525Carolina Panthers (from New York Jets)Jon BeasonOLBMiami (FL)
Beason's a little smallish, but one of the top linebackers in the country.
2626Dallas Cowboys (from Philadelphia)Anthony SpencerDEPurdue
The Cowboys did well in the Browns trade and then nearly undo it, by trading up to get a defensive end for their stable.
2727New Orleans Saints Robert MeachemWRTennessee
Saints need receivers and grab arguably the second best one in the crop.
2828San Francisco 49ers (from New England)Joe StaleyOTCentral Michigan
9ers swing a deal to grab Staley before it's too late.
2929Baltimore Ravens Ben GrubbsOGAuburn
The best guard in the draft goes to the Ravens.
3030San Diego Chargers Craig DavisWRLSU
Sure they needed a receiver, but Craig Davis was a surprise.
3131Chicago Bears Greg OlsenTEMiami (FL)
Good fit for the Bears as Olsen will give Rex Grossman another option in the passing game.
3232Indianapolis Colts Anthony GonzalezWROhio State
Colts close out the first by filling a hole at wide receiver.
* - Compensatory pick
# - Supplemental pick
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