SYLVESTER WILLIAMS, DT, NORTH CAROLINA
19. NEW YORK GIANTS (9-7)
As the noise in the theater reaches a crescendo, with chants from blue-shirted Giants fans of "MAN-TI, MAN-TI," the Giants indeed fill their need for an inside linebacker with good instincts, passion and leadership skills.
ARTHUR BROWN, ILB, KANSAS STATE
20. CHICAGO (10-6)
There won't be as much noise when the Bears step up. There will be the same need for a linebacker, especially with Brian Urlacher gone. They find their man in Athens, Ga., a player who could play inside or outside.
ALEC OGLETREE, LB, GEORGIA
21. CINCINNATI (10-6)
With the Andre Smith free agency situation still cloudy — do the Bengals really want him back? — Cincinnati makes a move to put pressure on the veteran. Or to let him walk.
D.J. FLUKER, OT, ALABAMA
22. ST. LOUIS (10-6), pick from Washington
Wisely, the Rams went with Vaccaro at No. 16 and still get the wideout to boost their passing game at this spot.
DEANDRE HOPKINS, WR, CLEMSON
23. MINNESOTA (10-6)
With two selections in the next three slots, Minnesota is going to help itself on defense both times. First up, yes, the Vikings see plenty of value in that Notre Dame linebacker.
MANTI TE'O, ILB, NOTRE DAME
24. INDIANAPOLIS (11-5)
Seeking a pass rusher to replace Dwight Freeney, the Colts look at Damontre Moore of Texas A&M, Datrone Jones of UCLA and Alex Okafor of Texas. Moore is most ready to step in.
DAMONTRE MOORE, DE, TEXAS A&M
25. MINNESOTA (10-6), pick from Seattle
More help for the interior defense in a real bargain this late in the first round. Although the Vikes are tempted to go for a wideout, they see excellent value in ...
SHELDON RICHARDSON, DT, MISSOURI
26. GREEN BAY (11-5)
The Packers never expected to be in this position, choosing between the best running back in this crop, the two best tight ends or an effective defensive tackle who never stops coming. Does the question become which helps Aaron Rodgers more, a pass catcher or a running back?