Dennis Dodd, CBS Sportsline
First Overall Pick: Alex Smith, QB, Utah
Again, San Fransisco needs everything, which is why they have the pick in the first place, so they might as well start with a quarterback.
Cowboys Picks: (#11) Shawne Merriman, LB, Maryland; (#20) David Pollack, DE, Georgia.
Like I said yesterday, a lot of people think Merriman is going to the Cowboys at #11, which gives the Cowboys a linebacker that played in the 3-4, and one that certainly has the physical tools. I'm still a little concerned about whether or not he's a workout warrior. Pollack is seen as small for a defensive end, but enough time in an NFL weight training program will fix that.
No one to this point thinks the Cowboys will get a safety in the first round to play alongside Roy Williams. Which is kind of sad because neither Lynn Scott nor Keith Davis are the answer at free safety.
Texans Picks: (#13) Alex Barron, OT, Florida State.
Those who follow the team closely think that the Texans need offensive line help (witness this recent article from the Chronicle's John Lopez) and this would fit the bill. A lot of other people have him going right about here in the first round, so it wouldn't be too much of a reach. But it wouldn't surprise me if they tried to make a run at a linebacker here, given that Jamie Sharper and Jay Foreman have signed with other clubs.
Tomorrow: Mock Draft Watch, part 3 (hopefully before noon)