1) Indianapolis Colts: Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford

What an interesting set of circumstances. The Colts could get a near historic number of draft picks (I could see three or four top-50 picks in the works) or players, and I think they would do so given Peyton. But every beautiful completion that Aaron Rodgers creates does nothing but make me think that the Colts just might spend the pick on Luck. 

2) St. Louis Rams: Matt Kalil, OT, USC

I really REALLY hate picking for the Rams here. They theoretically won't draft a quarterback, and the need at receiver and offensive tackle might be foreshadowed by the recent draft picks over the last couple of years at the positions. On need it makes a ton of sense to take an elite left tackle.

3) Miami Dolphins: Matt Barkley, QB, USC

This one should be a no brainer, but the Dolphins organization could do any of the following:

A) Give Matt Moore a chance while drafting a 2nd or 3rd rounder just in case 

B) Draft a guard here

C) Trade this pick to get John Beck back.
 
D) Hire Jon Gruden who trades this pick to the Raiders for Terrelle Pryor and Jason Campbell
 

4) Arizona Cardinals: Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State

Another pick to hate. The team can't draft a QB or RB here, they never seem to draft the LT that they need, and the draft just is top-5 heavy for defensive players. One thing that I do believe however is that every single team in the conference could be looking to get a receiver early, and what better way to stop that than by drafting a stud to pair across from Fitz.

5) Seattle Seahawks: Landry Jones, QB, Oklahoma

One of these years the Seahawks will learn that they have to draft a quarterback early if they want to win. Who knows, it might even be this year.

6) Jacksonville Jaguars: Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor

Ok, so we are getting a little QB crazy, but given the rookie salary structure the risk in taking QB's early is a lot less scary. Blaine "my parents raised me right" Gabbert has been one of the worst rookies that I have ever seen, and the team might benefit from pushing him. Gabbert has a 5.2 YPA average, a terrible 45 percent completion rate, and five touchdowns to four picks in seven starts this season. Oh, he also has been holding onto the ball to long (which translates to 3 sacks and one fumble per game). 

RG3 has been a stud this season, and I think he could get overdrafted, especially to a team that historically likes his QB style.

7) Washington Redskins: Jonathon Martin, OT, Stanford


Sure Trent Williams has been a lot better this season, but his RT counterpart Jamaal Brown has been allowing almost 1 sack a game by himself. Jonathon Martin isn't a perfect pick for the scheme, but he is a smart kid with a ton of potential, and he is capable of playing on either side of the line.

8) Cleveland Browns: Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama

The Browns are a team in need of playmakers. It has a top notch young defense, and some potential in the passing game, but they need to get back to running the ball better. Why give the injury prone Peyton Hillis a major contract when you could have what many believe is the most complete rusher to come out in years?

9) Denver Broncos: Quinton Coples, DE, UNC

Robert Ayers just isn't the pass rushing answer that the Broncos need, and Elvis Dumerville just isn't that good in the 4-3 so if only make sense for the Broncos to find some additional talent on their defensive line.

10) Tennessee Titans: Vontaze Burflict, LB, Arizona State

The Titans feel like a team that is old everywhere, and I could see a wide number of players getting taken here. I think Burflict would be a good pick because he would solidify the defense in a number of different ways while also giving the defense the attitude that they need.

11) Carolina Panthers: Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU

I'm not sold on Claiborne being the best corner for LSU (damn that honey badger), but he is definitely a great player that should do nothing but help out one of the worst pass defenses in football.

12) Minnesota Vikings: Riley Reiff, OT, Iowa

This is a move that the Vikings have needed to make for awhile. If they find the left tackle that they need then it will allow them to solidify their RT spot while shifting others inside.

13) Kansas City Chiefs: Courtney Upshaw, DE/LB, Alabama

Upshaw is a guy with a lot of potential that could be able to help the Chiefs learn to rack up some sacks.

14) Tampa Bay Bucs: Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama

The Bucs should have drafted a corner last year, but they went a different way. I know if I were facing Newton, Brees and Ryan for 40% of my games that I would want to find guys to stop them.

15) Dallas Cowboys: Kellen Moore, QB, Boise State

Ok, so it is kind of a reach, but if Andy Dalton can be a 'steal' at 35, then Kellen Moore can go here. In fact he was the 2nd overall pick in my first mock back in April. Moore just broke Colt McCoy's record for most wins, and he could plausibly break the 50-win mark this season. Statistically Moore is out of this world. In his three and a half years as a starter he has a 69% completion rate, 8.9 YPA, and 128 touchdowns to only 24 interceptions. 

Kellen Moore has some experience under center, he actually has a pretty good arm (a guarantee from within 40 yards, and can put it 60 yards out if you saw the end of the Nevada game). He is actually very good at getting away from defenders, and he is able to pinpoint on the run. Some will say that he faces crappy teams every week, but with wins against TCU, Georgia Oregon (twice), Virginia Tech, Nevada (three), and a few other good teams, it is dumb to say that he has beat nobody.

The only knock you can find on him is that he is only 6'0 and 190 pounds. He will have to bulk up some, and he will be a liability in height, but I'm pretty sure all of his intangibles could outweigh the tangibles for a team if they look at him as the next Drew Brees. Also, if you just look at him this year compared to even last year he looks like he has gotten a little taller, and bulkier.

Sure Tony Romo is in Dallas, but I can't imagine that there is anyone who thinks he is 'the' guy on a team that just doesn't seem to trust him.
 
16) Cleveland Browns (From Atlanta): Manti Te'o, LB, Notre Dame

 
The Browns could opt with Luke Kuechly, but I think that they might look at Te'o who is a little bit more of a playmaker. 

17) San Diego Chargers: Cordy Glenn, OG/T, Georgia


The Chargers offensive line has needed help for years, and if one of the top three tackles are left here then they have to gobble him up. 

18) Cincinnati Bengals: David Decastro, OG, Stanford

The Bengals have a couple of picks late in this mock, and I wouldn't be surprised if they use them both on guys to protect Andy Dalton.

19) Buffalo Bills: Alshon Jeffrey, WR, South Carolina

The Bills have a desire to get some playmakers, and Jeffrey has the potential to be the best receiver in the league. Some have him VERY high up in the draft, and he has that potential, but I just don't see his stock taking him there this year.

20) Philadelphia Eagles: Luke Kouchly, Boston College

The Eagles aren't going to draft a receiver, but they might if he's from the New England area. Kouchly is a tackling machine that would help fill a huge hole for the Eagles.

21) Cincinnati Bengals (From Oakland): Alfonzo Dennard, CB, Nebraska

The Bengals have needed an extra pass protector for a few years now, and Dennard is one of the best prospects in the draft to choose from.

22) Chicago Bears: Brandon Thompson, DT, Clemson

Thompson isn't the perfect pick for the team, but I just can't see the team taking another offensive player early, and I could see them take a pass rushing defensive tackle to copy the Lions.

23) New York Giants: Zach Brown, OLB, UNC

The Giants often like to take the BPA depite the fact that most of them aren't huge needs. Luckily for them Zach Brown can do a little bit of everything.

24) New York Jets: Marvin McNutt, WR, Iowa

Ok, so this is another slight reach, but McNutt has been a very productive receiver in a non-productive passing offense. I just don't trust a lot of the over-hyped troublemakers that are on everyone's depth chart.

25) Houston Texans: Ronnell Lewis, DE/LB, Oklahoma

Lewis is a great linebacker with a ton of potential, and I absolutely expect that he will get drafted in this range. 

26) Detroit Lions: Stephon Gilmore, CB, South Carolina

The Lions will take the BPA here and Gilmore might be that guy. Gilmore is a playmaking corner that does a little bit of everything. 

27) San Francisco 49ers: Brandon Jenkins, DE/LB, Florida State

The 49ers have turned a lot around this season and they really don't have many weaknesses going forward. I do think that they could look at finding another pass rusher to plug into the mix.

28) New England Patriots: Casey Hayward, CB, Vanderbilt

Hayward is a ballhawk that has completely forced some quarterbacks to think twice about throwing his way. 

29) New England Patriots (from Saints): Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame

I'm sure fans will hate this like they have hated me saying it for the last two years, but the Patriots NEED a deep threat at receiver. Without Randy Moss this team just isn't the same, and they need a deep threat. 

Branch is too old to be the guy, Taylor Price is a project, Matt Slater is a kick returner (and that's it), and Julian Edelman is a punt returner who at best will fill Wes Welker's shoes in the future. The team has needed a deep threat for awhile, and it really shows this season.

I really am not sold on Michael Floyd being a 1st rounder because of all his off the field trouble, but the Pats are a team that will take some chances.

30) Pittsburgh Steelers: Alameda Ta'amu, NT, Washington

Casey Hampton is 34. Backup Chris Hoke is 35. The team has got to get some youth at the position to avoid a team running through the aging nose tackles.

31) Green Bay Packers: Devon Still, DE/DT, Penn State

The Packers could go a million ways with this pick, and the BPA here would likely be Still.

32) Baltimore Ravens: Mike Brewster, C, Ohio State

The Ravens should be considered a Super Bowl contender, but the one big flaw I could see is in the offensive line which needs a little more depth all around. Matt Birk is 35 and could use an heir behind him.