1. Kansas City: Luke Joeckel- Not a top overall prospect in my mind, but this draft is extremely watered down.
2. Jacksonville: Eric Fisher- Better than Joeckel, but will be held back from the first pcik because Joeckel played better competition. Jacksonville would be crazy not to take Fisher here.
3. Oakland: Dion Jordan- In typical Raiders fashion, they'll take the best athlete on the board regardless of position.
4. Philadelphia: Ziggy Ansah: I haven't heard a whole lot of buzz about Ansah and the Eagles, which probably means they want him badly. They need a pass rush desperately, and Ansah is the best this draft has to offer.
5. Arizona (Trade): Lane Johnson- The Cardinals need to keep the immobile Carson Palmer upright, and outside of the top two tackles, Johnson is the best tackle left. The Lions probably like Johnson, but not enough to pass up adding an extra 2nd round pick.
6. Cleveland: Dee Milliner- In the end, pairing Milliner with Haden is too attractive for the Browns to pass up.
7. Detroit: Chance Warmack: Detroit trades down, and gets what is likely the safest bet in this draft. Warmack is a mauler, and will do wonders keeping interior pressure off of Stafford, and open up the running game.
8. Buffalo: Ryan Nasib-Although I generally don't believe draft rumors the week of the draft, this one makes since. Marrone will go with a guy he trusts and knows, which you really can't blame him for.
9. New York Jets: Sharif Floyd may be a little overhyped right now, but if he's still there at 9 for the Jets they'll hurry to the podium.
10. Tennessee: Jonathan Cooper: This pick could go anywhere, but looking at their offeseason, they absolutely want to improve their lackluster running game the last couple years.
11. San Diego: DJ Fluker- Can't play Left Tackle, but he's still an intriguing guy. Absolutely nothign wrong with drafting a guy who can perform at a pro bowl level for a number of years in the top 15, even if he plays guard, right tackle or safety.
12. Miami: Barkevious Mingo-Great Value pick for the Dolphins, adding a guy who is strong in both the pass and the run.
13. New York Jets: Tavon Austin- The Jets really need to add some talent to their offense, and a guy who can do things with the ball when he gets it. Sanchez's arm is unreliable at best past 20 yards, so if they're indeed going with him, you need to surround him with guys who can get a lot of YAC yardage.
14. Carolina: Xavier Rhodes- Carolina must improve their secondary to have any chance of contending in their division. I give Rhodes a slight bump over Vaccaro, simply because corners are more valuable.
15. New Orleans: Cornellius Carradine- Big injury risk, but his upside is huge. The Saints need an overhaul on defense, and a defensive line that can put pressure on the QB, because their secondary is awful.
16. St. Louis: Sheldon Richardson- The Rams could go a number of directions with this pick. Their division has suddenly turned into a power run division with the 49ers and Seahawks both pounding the rock, so getting better up front is a must. Simply put, you draft to win your division, everything else is secondary.
17. Pittsburgh: Justin Hunter-Losing Wallace hurts, so they need to replace him with another guy who can stretch the field. This may be a little high, but Pittsburgh has never cared about taking the guy they want higher than he should go.
18. Dallas: Kenny Vaccaro-Win win for Dallas, they get the guy they wanted all along, and didn't have to trade up to do it.
19. New York Giants: Star Lotulelei-I think health concerns push him WAY down, where the Giants will be happy to scoop him up.
20. Chicago: Manti Te'o- At the end of the day, Manti Te'o is a damn good football player. That should overshadow any other of the myriad of concerns there are over Te'o.
21. Cincinnati: Deandre Hopkins- Would be a very nice compliment to AJ Green, and this is about where he should land.
22. St. Louis: John Cyprien- St. Louis can get a quality WR in the 2nd round. With that being said, Cyprien would be a great fit in a Jeff Fisher defense.
23. Minnesota: Jamar Taylor- Personally, I think Taylor will end up being one of the best players in this draft. Doesn't do anything spectactular, but does everything well. In a pass happy division, this is a great pickup for the Vikings.
24. Indianapolis: Desmond Trufaunt- Great Senior Bowl week. he has good measurables, and given the Colts needs and what's left on the board, this makes a lot of sense.
25. Minnesota: Sylvester Williams- The Vikings need to eventually think about replacing Kevin Williams. Williams is the best DT left on the board, and provides pretty good value for this pick. WR is also an option, but they can probably fulfill their needs later inthe draft.
26. Green Bay: Eddie Lacy- Green Bay has realized they need to get tougher on both sides of the ball. It isn't Green Bay's style to draft a RB this high, but they really like him, and they won't be able to get him in the 2nd round without trading up, and Green Bay doesn't trade up.
27. Houston: Tyler Eifert-Every draft there's just a scenarion in which a player and a team are a perfect fit for eachother. TE meet Houston, Houston meet TE.
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