12. San Diego (from Miami): Ryan Mathews, running back, Fresno State (5-11, 220): The Chargers traded for this pick during the draft and chose a runner with both power and speed, Matthews last season had 17 carries in which he gained at least 20 yards. He finished with 276 carries for 1,808 yards (averaging 6.55 yards per carry) and 19 touchdowns. Safe to say the Chargers got their replacement for LaDainian Tomlinson and then some. Mathews is the best all-around RB in the draft.
13. Philadelphia (from Denver through San Francisco): Brandon Graham, defensive end, Michigan (6-1, 263): Graham will be making the transition from college defensive end to outside linebacker in the pros. In 46 games, he had 138 tackles (85 solo) with 29Â½ sacks. The Eagles know what they like, but wow! They traded up from No. 24 to grab a 6-foot-1 DE. Is Denver trading down for Tim Tebow?
14. Seattle (from Denver): Earl Thomas, defensive back, Texas (5-10, 195): Thomas is fast enough to play either corner or safety in the pros. He entered the draft after only his redshirt sophomore season. He was the finalist for the Jim Thorpe Award, given to the nation's top defensive back. The Seahawks got both players they were targeting. Thomas is a steal here and is a playmaker. Noteworthy Pete Carroll took him over USC's Taylor Mays.
15. New York Giants: Jason Pierre-Paul, defensive end, South Florida (6-6, 265): A freakish athlete who is very raw, Pierre-Paul played just one season of Division I football, but it was a spectacular one. He was an All-American and had 45 tackles, including 16Â½ tackles for losses and 6Â½ sacks.
16. Tennessee: Derrick Morgan, defensive end, Georgia Tech (6-4, 270): Morgan figures to be a 4-3 defensive end more than a 3-4 outside linebacker. He's very disruptive, racking up 18Â½ tackles for losses last season and 12Â½ sacks.
17. San Francisco (from Carolina): Mike Iupati, offensive lineman, Idaho (6-6, 330): A guard with the nastiness of a defensive lineman, Iupati earned All-American first-team honors last season and was named a finalist for the Outland Trophy.
18. Pittsburgh: Maurkice Pouncey, center, Florida (6-5, 312): The only elite center in this draft, Pouncey played a big role in the success of Tim Tebow. The big man won the 2009 Rimington Trophy, awarded to the nation's best center, the first time in school history a Gator has won that award.
19. Atlanta: Sean Weatherspoon, linebacker, Missouri (6-2, 245): Weatherspoon is only the third player in Missouri history to lead the team in tackles in three seasons. He finished with 413 tackles, third in the school record books.
20. Houston: Kareem Jackson, cornerback, Alabama (5-11, 192) Jackson, who chose to leave Alabama after his junior season, started all nine games and was a shutdown corner as the team's secondary, which ranked second nationally in pass efficiency defense (90.43 yards per game).
21. Cincinnati: Jermaine Gresham, tight end, Oklahoma (6-6, 261): Gresham is regarded as the most dynamic Nebraska tight end since Keith Jackson. He sat out last season, however, because of a knee injury. In 42 career games for the Sooners, he caught 111 passes for 1,629 yards with 26 touchdowns.
22. Denver (from New England): Demaryius Thomas, wide receiver, Georgia Tech (6-3, 226): Despite playing in a run-based offense, Thomas was an All-ACC selection last season His 46 receptions last season went for 1,154 yards, the second-most in Georgia Tech history.
23. Green Bay: Bryan Bulaga, offensive tackle, Iowa (6-6, 312): Bulaga was penalized just five times in his Iowa career and gave up 3½ sacks. He's the fifth Iowa player to be named Big Ten Conference Offensive Lineman of the Year, joining Robert Gallery (2003), Eric Steinbach (2002), Mike Devlin (1992), Dave Croston (1986) and Mike Haight (1985).
24. Dallas (from New England through Philadelphia): Dez Bryant, wide receiver, Oklahoma State (6-2, 220): Bryant was suspended for the final 10 games of his final season for lying to NCAA investigators. In his first three (and only) games of last season, he had 17 receptions for 323 yards and four touchdowns along with an 82-yard punt return for touchdown.
25. Denver (from Baltimore): Tim Tebow, quarterback, Florida (6-3, 245): Tebow won the Heisman in 2007 and was the first sophomore in Florida history to earn All-America honors. In 55 games for the Gators, he completed 661 of 995 passes (66.43%) for 9,285 yards with 88 touchdowns and 18 interceptions.
26. Arizona: Dan Williams, defensive tackle, Tennessee Once an out-of-shape big man with a questionable work ethic, Williams emerged as an elite defensive tackle last season. He finished his college career with 150 tackles, sacking quarterbacks seven times.