During and following Round 1 of the NFL's first primetime draft, there were hundreds of thousands of words written about each selection. Some of the best words from each NFL team is presented below, marked by a not-so-subtle nod to the general managers we focus so much of our site's attention towards and our namesake. NFC The Ted Thompson ? Brandon of Acme Packing Company: "The Green Bay Packers selected Iowa OT Bryan Bulaga with their 1st round pick.?While I'm disappointed they didn't draft a pass rusher (yet) to replace DE Aaron Kampman, offensive tackle is obviously a need position. He provides depth now and a left tackle for the future. I haven't written about him since the NFL combine because he seemed certain to be drafted in the top 10. I don't know why he slid down. Mocking The Draft says he's a top 10 prospect but?"he lacks the upside and potential of other prospects."?He's not a project, but maybe his ceiling was too low for many teams. He's a great value for the draft slot and he certainly fills a need for a young tackle. He'll also improves the odds that QB Aaron Rodgers will avoid getting hit in the future which is something the team should always be focused on." The Jerry Angelo ? Dan Pompei of the Chicago Tribune: "In this NFL draft, they are behaving more like the Chicago Vultures than the Chicago Bears. Scavengers are what they have to be, picking over the remains of what others have left for them. But after 32 picks, there still is some meat for the Bears to sink their teeth into, and barring a trade there still will be another 42 picks Friday night before the Bears get a turn. The Bears' primary needs, in order, are safety (free safety in particular), offensive linemen and cornerback. Their hopes for a free safety in the third round could be dimming, however. It is possible that when the 11th pick of the third round comes around, South Florida's Nate Allen, Louisiana State's Chad Jones, Georgia Tech's Morgan Burnett and Florida's Major Wright all will be gone. The Chiefs and Seahawks scratched their safety itches, picking Eric Berry and Earl Thomas, respectively. But there are still close to a dozen teams who are eyeballing safeties and standing in line in front of the Bears." The Martin Mayhew ? Sean Yuille of Pride of Detroit: "Just as I speculated, the Lions were not done for the night after picking Ndamukong Suh.? After waiting around for almost all of the rest of the first round, the Lions made a move to trade up for Cal running back Jahvid Best.? Interestingly, the Lions traded with the Vikings to move up for Best.. They obviously wanted to make sure they got Jahvid Best, and basically they gave up a seventh-round pick and 28 spots in the fourth-round for him.? None of the teams in front of Detroit were a threat to take a running back (Minnesota has Adrian Peterson, Indianapolis has Joseph Addai and Donald Brown, New Orleans has Pierre Thomas and Reggie Bush, and St. Louis has Steven Jackson), but the Lions must have felt that another team was going to trade up and take him." The Rick Spielman ? Daily Norseman: "But the way the Vikings maneuvered out of the first round gives me a suspicion that (Jimmy) Clausen is their target, or they're trying to get enough interest in him worked up to trade even farther down and acquire more picks (possibly including picks in next year's draft).? They made a deal with a division rival in Detroit, who they knew had no interest in a quarterback with Matthew Stafford already established.? The two remaining teams in the first round, Indianapolis and New Orleans, weren't going to take a quarterback, and the only team that selects ahead of the Vikings in Round Two, the St. Louis Rams, selected Sam Bradford with the #1 overall pick, so they aren't going quarterback, either." The Jerry Jones ? Dave Halprin of Blogging The Boys: "The Dallas Cowboys made the trade with New England, moved up to 24th and selected Dez Bryant WR from Oklahoma State. Bold move from Jerry and the Cowboys. This is a very talented receiver with big time potential, the Cowboys are thrilled that he slid down the draft far enough to where they could make a small move and get the kid. Big-time draft pick for the Cowboys. Hopefully he'll pair up with the Miles Austin to give the Cowboys some serious threats at WR." The Jerry Reese ? Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News: "The Giants may have drafted South Florida defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul in the first round last night, but Reese insisted that doesn't mean Osi Umenyiora is on his way out the door. "We're not trading Osi, so you don't even have to ask that question," Reese said. "I know that's on everybody's mind. We're not trading Osi. We're satisfied having the defensive ends that we have." They certainly have an impressive array of ends after they took the 6-5, 270-pound Pierre-Paul last night. Considered by some scouts to be the best pass rusher in the draft, he had 6 ? sacks last season. But because that was his only season of major college football, some scouts consider him to be a project or a major risk. The Giants obviously don't. In fact, Reese insisted "I don't think you hear any scouts saying that." And he said he expects Pierre-Paul to step in and contribute right away." The Howie Roseman ? Jason of Bleeding Green Nation: "So, who is Brandon Graham. Well, he led the nation in tackles for a loss last year and is second all time in MIchigan history in sacks and TFLs. He had 29 1/2 sacks in 46 games. Scouts do peg him as a bit undersized and with short arms, but they love the fact that he plays low and is a true two way DE. A run stopper and a pass rusher. This is not one of Andy's "fastballs" this guy can play 3 downs. He even rushed from the DT position at times in college, something the Eagles will do with their DEs." The Bruce Allen ? Hogs Haven: "I am still in shock the Redskins passed on Russell Okung given his collegiate success and his ability to start now, but who am I to argue Shanahan squared? Both of the last 2 Left tackles they've selected (1st rounders) have been studs (Ryan Clady in DEN and Duane Brown in HOU). Todd McShay broke down Trent Williams?and he certainly is the most athletic Tackle on the board. He packs a punch, can play both ends, and is the quickest Tackle in terms of speed from the NFL draft grades. One of his red flags is his work-ethic, which is highlighted when he'll be given a huge NFL paycheck. It's hard to imagine a regime as tight as Shanahan's would allow a player to tail off like some of the Redskins high-paid free agents did last year." The Jed York ? David White of the San Francisco Chronicle.: "49ers quarterback Alex Smith should have slept very well Thursday night. For one thing, his team did not draft a quarterback (Jimmy Clausen, cough cough) to eventually replace him. For two things, the 49ers did draft two offensive lineman to better protect him. One is Rutgers offensive tackle Anthony Davis, who they got after trading into Denver's pick with the 11th pick of the first round. The other is Idaho left guard Mike Iupati, who they took six picks later at No. 17. Consider that the Niners' answer to any questions about their questionable offensive line, and by extension, the pressing need to keep Smith upright as the unquestioned starting quarterback of 2010.. New draft chief Trent Baalke said they targeted Davis and Iupati with their two first-round picks a week ago when their draft board was finalized." The John Schneider ? Danny O'Neil of the Seattle Times: "A cornerstone in the rebuilding process along an offensive line that was once the strength of this franchise and is now its most glaring weakness. Seattle started four different players at left tackle last season, two of whom weren't with the team when training camp began. Now Seattle has a prime pick (Russell Okung) to be groomed in Alex Gibbs' scheme.. (Earl Thomas) steps into the starting spot vacated when Seattle cut Deon Grant, who started the past three seasons. He is expected to be a playmaker for a secondary that gave up more passing yards than all but two NFL teams last season." The Billy Devaney ? Bill Coats of the Post-Dispatch: "This year, with the teams having nearly a full day to contemplate Round 2 instead of just a handful of minutes under the old format, (Sean) Devaney could, indeed, wind up fielding a glut of phone calls inquiring about the 33rd spot. "Let's face it: There's a lot more interest generated in 24 hours than when you have 15 minutes," (Steve) Spagnuolo said. "It does at least give us more time to weigh options if we do get calls, which is kind of neat," Devaney said. "And hopefully there might be a team that thinks that's their last chance to get a certain position ... so maybe they'd be willing to move up." And, he might have added, pay handsomely for the opportunity." The Rod Graves ? Revenge of the Birds: "After nearly three hours of waiting, Arizona?Cardinals fans can?let out a sigh of relief -?nose tackle Dan Williams is a Cardinal. It seemed nearly impossible in the months leading up to the draft for Williams to slip all the way to?the 26th pick, but after an eventful?draft, the impossible happened. The Cardinals landed the nose tackle they desperately needed to man their 3-4 defense. At 6'2", 327 pounds, Williams size is perfect for the Cardinals defense. Last year he racked up an amazing 132 tackles, 5 sacks, and four forced fumbles. Williams will bring a powerful bull rush to the Cardinals pass rush and even showcases a swim move in his pass-rushing repertoire. Where Williams excels however, is against the run. He'll become a stalwart along the Cardinals defensive line, stuffing runs up the middle while commanding double teams." The Mickey Loomis ? Mike Triplett of the Times-Picayune: "Well, I can't take credit for predicting Florida State cornerback Patrick Robinson, but I have been saying all night that the Saints may target a cornerback in this spot. I know everyone is thinking they're already stacked at cornerback with Jabari Greer, Tracy Porter, Malcolm Jenkins and Randall Gay. But you can never have enough corners. How quickly we forget the Jason David era? This could allow the Saints to move Jenkins over to free safety, either this year or next -- although once you get into nickel and dime formations, the line blurs between corners and safeties anyway. Robinson adds a lot of speed to the defensive backfield, and a well-stocked secondary makes the entire defense better. The improved play at cornerback was the No. 1 reason for the Saints' defensive improvement last year. I would have ranked a pass rusher as the Saints' No. 1 need, and an active tackler No. 2. But I like the idea of using a late-first-round pick on a cornerback. It's one of the hardest positions to fill in this game, and it's better to have too many than too few." The Thomas Dimitroff ? D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: "The Falcons decided not to make a trade down with Denver and chose to select Weatherspoon with the 19th pick in the 2010 NFL draft Thursday night. "We really felt that a cover-type linebacker, who has speed and flies around the football, was in our best interest," Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said. "We got the guy we were targeting all along." The Falcons also considered taking Georgia Tech defensive end Derrick Morgan, Michigan defensive end Brandon Graham and Florida center Maurkice Pouncey.. Weatherspoon, who led the Tigers in tackles over the past three seasons, is considered an outside linebacker. The Falcons believe that Weatherspoon can help them in pass coverage. Weatherspoon played in the Big 12 and faced a lot of pass-happy spread offenses. His coverage skills are solid." The Marty Hurney ? Sean Leahy of the USA Today: "(On being unable to resist Jimmy Claussen..) They're not scheduled to pick until No. 48, and coach John Fox and GM Marty Hurney probably need ready-made players to help secure their tenuous jobs." The Mark Dominik ? Rick Stroud of St. Petersburg Times: "The Bucs figured they would have a shot at one of the draft's elite defensive tackles Thursday, either Nebraska's Ndamukong Suh or McCoy. They actually believed McCoy was a better fit for?their one-gap, penetrating defensive scheme that coach Raheem Morris re-installed the final six weeks of the 2009 season. The Bucs were last in rushing defense last year.?Suh?is keenly aware what playing the three-technique in Tampa Bay means: inevitable comparisons to Warren Sapp, a future Hall of Fame player." AFC The Al Davis ? Vittorio Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle: "(Best player available..) that's what Rolando McClain was to the Raiders at No. 8 (well, besides Dez Bryant but he must be a world-class headache to fall as far as he did). I heard and read about the Raiders' recent history of bad first-round picks, but Thursday they were smart, calculated and patient. McClain was fifth on their board, with the the first two being pipe dreams (Suh and McCoy) and the next two being tackles Trent Williams and Russell Okung. When they were all gone, the Raiders grabbed a future leader for their new and improved run defense. Yes, offensive tackle was a bigger need but apparently the Raiders weren't convinced that Anthony Davis and Bryan Bulaga were better than the Nos. 5-7 tackles available. The A.J. Smith ? Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune: "The Chargers got the man they wanted, and Ryan Mathews got the team he wanted. ?It?s really unbelievable,? Mathews said about an hour after the Chargers made him the 12th pick in tonight?s NFL draft. ?It?s a dream come true.? Mathews followed the Chargers and wore No. 21 at Bakersfield West High and Fresno State in honor of LaDainian Tomlinson, the man he will replace in the Chargers backfield. He said many times Tomlinson was his role model. ?He?s my favorite running back,? Mathews said. ?It?s hard. You can?t fill shoes like that. There is a lot of pressure ... I have to go in with my own mindset and play ball. I think I play good under pressure.? " The Scott Pioli ? Sam Mellinger of the Kansas City Star: (Eric) Berry was the people?s choice all along, the playmaking safety drawing Ed Reed comparisons and Pro Bowl expectations for a defense in need of ? something. The takeaway from this is beneath the obvious, though. Berry figures to be a major part of the Chiefs? rebuilding. His resume is flawless. Team captain, All-American, National Honor Society, the whole thing. If he flops, it will be from a flaw that nobody sees at the moment. But Berry is also a safety. Only five of them have gone this high since the merger, and now we?re getting to the takeaway. The Chiefs? young and forward-thinking leadership is going against the ?wisdom? made conventional before they took power." The Brian Xanders ? Tom Kensler of the Denver Post: "The Broncos on Thursday made the biggest wave in a splashy NFL draft, selecting Florida quarterback Tim Tebow with the 25th pick. Apparently determining that Tebow was too good to pass up, Denver gave up second-, third- and fourth-round picks to get Baltimore's pick at No. 25 to select the biggest name in college football. "It started at the combine," Tebow said. "When I had interviews with their staff, I loved it. I love Coach McDaniels' passion. I thought they liked me, so we had the (Broncos hats) ready." ..But the trades were only a hint at what was to come. After trading in the offseason for quarterback Brady Quinn, and agreeing to a tender with starter Kyle Orton, the Broncos added another QB in Tebow. "We felt really good about the player," Broncos coach Josh McDaniels said. "(Our quarterback) has to make every player better; he has to make our team better." McDaniels said the Tebow pick is "not at all" an indictment on Denver's other quarterbacks.. But the Broncos want him as a quarterback. Asked if he can run a pro-style offense after leading a college spread offense at Florida, Tebow said: "I was asked to do something at Florida, I was asked to run a certain style of offense," Tebow said. "Now, I'm getting asked to do something different. I'm going to do everything possible to do that." " The Mike Tannenbaum ? John B of Gang Green Nation: "So much for trading up. The Jets landed a corner with top notch cover skills sitting at 29 and could have had Jerry Hughes or Sergio Kindle. They ultimately went with help in the defensive backfield over the pass rushers. The Jason Taylor signing allowed them to do it. We will have plenty more on Wilson, but I really like the pick. He is quick and physical. He also has top notch ball skills. I think he could start right now in a man based scheme like the Jets have. He will instantly become one of the top nickels in the game. The Jets can now man up with any three receiver set in the league with Revis, Cromartie, and Wilson. Rex can get even more aggressive with his calls. If everybody is healthy, we will never see the number two and three receivers go crazy the way they did in the AFC Championship Game." The Bill Belichick ? Ian R. Rapoport: "erhaps the Patriots [team stats] were sick of Jets cornerback Darrell Revis tormenting them during 2009. Last night, they may have drafted their own version. With the 27th selection of the NFL draft, coach Bill Belichick selected Rutgers cornerback Devin McCourty, a physical player who could go a long way in easing their woes against pass-happy teams last season. After trading down twice from 22nd overall while picking up a third-round pick, Belichick settled on McCourty, a player who had been slated to go late in the first or early in the second.. In many ways, the pick was surprising. The Pats have cornerback Leigh Bodden, Darius Butler and Shawn Springs on the roster. And defensive end Jared Odrick and outside linebacker Sergio Kindle were available. Instead, Belichick sought pass-coverage help, especially with the rest of the AFC East loading up on offensive weapons." The Buddy Nix ? Mark Gaughan of the Buffalo News: "The Buffalo Bills injected some much-needed excitement into their offense Thursday night by selecting running back C.J. Spiller of Clemson with the ninth pick in the NFL draft. Spiller scored 51 touchdowns in his college career and 21 of them went for 50 yards or more. He has 4.32 speed in the 40-yard dash, making him the fastest running back the Bills have drafted since O.J. Simpson in 1969.. The Bills' offense has ranked among the bottom eight in yards in the NFL seven straight seasons. They have ranked in the bottom 10 in the league in points six of the last seven years. Buffalo eschewed needs at other positions to take Spiller. They could have taken the third tackle in the draft ? either Iowa's Bryan Bulaga or Rutgers' Anthony Davis. They could have taken nose tackle Dan Williams of Tennessee or pass rusher Derrick Morgan of Georgia Tech.. (Buddy) Nix maintained the addition of Spiller does not affect the status of Bills back Marshawn Lynch. However, it likely increases the odds that Lynch may be dealt before the draft is over. " The Jeff Ireland ? David J. Neal of the Miami Herald: "The Dolphins traded their first-round pick in the draft for the first time since the 2002 trade for running back Ricky Williams, moving from their No. 12 spot to San Diego's No. 28 pick before selecting Penn State defensive tackle Jared Odrick. Odrick, at 6-5, 302 pounds, played in a 4-3 defense at Penn State, but projects to be a defensive end in the Dolphins' 3-4 scheme. He will probably move inside to defensive tackle when the Dolphins go to four down linemen in a nickel defense. He was an All-American and the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year with seven sacks last season.. The pick clearly attempted to improve the Dolphins' pass rush while keeping them strong against the run. It also could signal dissatisfaction with 2008 second-round pick Philip Merling, a defensive end who alternates the occasional big play with stretches of invisibility. Merling has started only four of 32 games during his two seasons with the Dolphins after being surpassed by Randy Starks and fellow 2008 draftee Kendall Langford." The Ozzie Newsome ? Jamion Hensley of the Baltimore Sun: "The Ravens decided to trade out of the first round even though there were two top-20 prospects on the board -- Tennessee nose tackle Dan Williams and Boise State cornerback Kyle Wilson. Williams, who was rated as the 15th-best prospect by the NFL Network, was eventually selected by the Arizona Cardinals at No. 26. Wilson, who was ranked No. 20, was taken by the New York Jets at No. 29. "There are certainly some guys that we really like," director of player personnel Eric DeCosta said. "Otherwise, we would have probably stayed there and picked. It wasn?t that hard of a decision based on the players available." " The Kevin Colbert ? Scott Brown of the Tribune-Review: "Addressing their interior offensive line with a brainy and brawny player who may start right away, the Steelers took Florida guard/center Maurkice Pouncey Thursday night with their first-round pick in the NFL Draft. "I've wanted them from Day One," Pouncey said. "I just like the Steelers so much. I can't wait to get up there." ..On Thursday, the Steelers got some help up front for Roethlisberger, who was sacked 50 times last season. The 6-4, 304-pound Pouncey is the first center the Steelers have used their first draft pick on since they took Boston College's Chet Gladchuk in the second round in 1941 ? when team president emeritus Dan Rooney was 8 years old. Pouncey, who doesn't turn 21 until July, will start his Steelers career at right guard, although it appears he will eventually move to center." The Tom Heckert ? Mary Kay Cabot of the Plain Dealer: "The Browns talked to the St. Louis Rams Thursday about trading up to No. 1 so they could draft Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford, but couldn't strike a deal. Browns President Mike Holmgren made his last pitch about 15 minutes before the draft, according to ESPN's Michael Smith, who was reporting from Cleveland, but the Rams were intent on drafting Bradford. Smith had tweeted earlier that Holmgren told him he was prepared to give up most of his picks in 2010 and a pick or picks in 2011 to move up from No. 7 to No. 1." The Mike Brown ? Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer: "For only the second time in the team history, they went for a tight end in the first round selecting Oklahoma?s Jermaine Gresham with the 21st overall pick. The last time the Bengals took a tight end was in 1977 when they took Mike Cobb with the last of their three first-round picks. ?In this case we were able to draft a player we felt good about. He fits a position of need as we move forward,? Lewis said. ?He?s a great talent and still very young with a lot more upside. He does a great job of catching the football and has a lot of area to continue to develop physically.? ..While Gresham was the consensus top-ranked tight end, there were concerns about his health. As a senior in high school he tore the ACL in his left knee and then injured his right knee last year, which caused him to miss the entire season." The Chris Polian ? Philip B. Wilson of the Indianapolis Star: "selection of defensive end Jerry Hughes of TCU. He fits the Colts? mold for rushing quarterbacks ? he?s fast and a little undersized, just like Pro Bowl stars Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis. The Colts aren?t the same when Freeney or Mathis get hurt. Freeney had one sack but played through pain and wasn?t the same in the second half of the Colts? 31-17 Super Bowl XLIV loss to New Orleans in February. ?We?ve been searching for the elusive third rusher for a long time,? said Colts president Bill Polian. ?We think he can fill that bill.? " The Gene Smith ? Gene Frenette of the Florida Times-Union: "It didn?t take long for the derogatory e-mails, questioning the Jaguars? drafting acumen as if general manager Gene Smith is James Harris 2.0, to make their way into my inbox. ?Once again, the Jaguars? first-round pick shows they don?t have a clue when it comes to making a pick in the draft. ?? began the opening salvo. No need to give a lot of space to the remaining negativity. Let?s just say that the early returns from the Jaguars? fan base isn?t a collective ?Whoo-whoo,? but a ?Who?? after Jacksonville used the No. 10 overall pick on California defensive tackle Tyson Alualu, a player not even projected as a first-rounder in most mock drafts. You can bet there?s a lot of Jaguars? season-ticket holders, after hearing Alualu?s name called out Thursday at 8:39 p.m., throwing up their hands. Not just because Jacksonville didn?t select hometown hero Tim Tebow, but for using a top-10 pick on a Pac-10 lineman that probably won?t compel fans to rush to the ticket window. Nobody saw this one coming. Not with the consensus top three pass-rushers ? Jason Pierre-Paul, Brandon Graham and Derrick Morgan ? still on the board." The Mike Reinfeldt ? Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean: "The last time the Titans had the 16th overall pick in the NFL Draft, a defensive end fell to them they thought would be long gone by the time they were on the clock. History repeated itself on Thursday night when Georgia Tech defensive end Derrick Morgan slid to them midway through the first round. Once again, the Titans grabbed him. Whether Morgan can make the immediate impact Jevon Kearse did back in 1999 remains to be seen. But the Titans are sure excited to find out. The Rick Smith ? John McClain of the Houston Chronicle: "The Texans went into the first day of the draft hoping to get Fresno State running back Ryan Mathews and came out with Alabama cornerback Kareem Jackson. The Texans solved one of their two most pressing needs with Jackson, and they?re expected to take care of the running back issue in the second round tonight.. When it came time to make the 20th pick in the first round, the Texans had their choice of Jackson, Devin McCourty (Rutgers) and Kyle Wilson (Boise State). They couldn?t trade down because they didn?t find anyone willing to make a deal, so they selected Jackson, who played for Nick Saban?s national championship team last season. McCourty went to New England at No. 27, and Wilson was drafted by the New York Jets at No. 29." Chris Reina is the executive editor of RealGM. Follow him on Twitter at http://twitter.com/cr_reina.
NFL Scoop: 32-Team First Round Judgments