1. Indianapolis Colts: Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford

    Personally I am not a huge fan of this pick, but I understand it to a certain degree. The team has Peyton Manning who will potentially play for 3-5 more seasons, and while Andrew Luck is one heck of a prospect, the Colts would be much better if they traded this pick. I absolutely believe that the Colts could get two first rounders (and more) for the pick, and if they could find a way to end up with Robert Griffin and extra draft picks then why not? 

    On the other side of the spectrum, I hope that the Colts trade Manning to a team in the other conference. Send him to San Fran (do they trust Alex Smith THAT much?), Minnesota or Washington, and use the picks to build around luck. Either way I hate the concept of bringing in Andrew Luck to sit and learn while Peyton gets abused on a terrible team.

  2. St. Louis Rams: Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State

    Yuck. I hate this pick because the Rams have drafted for OT and WR quite a bit in the last couple of years, and often times teams feel obligated to keep faith in their picks. One thing I do know is that Jeff Fisher is not a fan of drafting offensive linemen early. He does however have no problem taking receivers. Sure it is a bit early for a receiver, but the team might be better off trading this pick to a RG3 team in need.

  3. Minnesota Vikings: Matt Kalil, OT, USC

    If the Vikings don't jump on this pick then they deserve to be doomed another year. If I were them I would look at RG3 here too, but I also wouldn't have made a HUUUUUUUUGE reach in Christian Ponder last year either. Some think that Trent Richardson will be the pick, and it is possible, but there is just no reason to completely replace Adrian Peterson yet.

  4. Cleveland Browns: Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor

    I'm not sold that the Browns are going to take Robert Griffin with this pick, but if Kalil and Blackmon are gone then they would be dumb not to.

  5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama

    I will be the first person to say that no running back is worth a top-5 pick in this day and age, but it makes some sense here. The Bucs went from the 8th ranked rushing offense in 2010 to the 30th in 2011. The passing game didn't actually change much (yardage wise). Sure the team could go with a corner here, but I'm not buying Morris Claiborne in the top-5. It was a historical reach for Patrick Peterson to go 5th overall last year, so to see him as a top-5 pick scares me.

  6. Washington Redskins: Jonathon Martin, OT, Stanford

    Jamaal Brown allowed almost one sack per game when he was healthy. And he missed 1/4 of the season too. He is a capable RT, but he is 31, and hasn't ever played an entire 16-game season before. The team would be better off with a quarterback, but that might not be possible.

  7. Jacksonville Jaguars: Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU

    The Jags have a few options here, and while you would love to see the team improve the offense, there just aren't as many playmakers at the top of the draft to reach here.

  8. Miami Dolphins: Whitney Mercilus, DE/LB, Illinois

    Mercilus could be this year's Aldon Smith. I think the safer pick would be to take Courtney Upshaw, but Mercilus might be a can't miss in someone's eyes. Sure the Dolphins would love to land RG3 here, but unfortunately the team is going to have to suffer with Chad Henne and Matt Moore for another year.

  9. Carolina Panthers: Devon Still, DT, Penn State

    The value of pass rushing defensive tackles is going up significantly, and I think that Still would be a decent pick too because he fills one of the team's biggest needs. Sure the team needs to build around Cam Newton, but that can happen in the middle rounds as well.

  10. Buffalo Bills: Courtney Upshaw, DE/LB, Alabama

    This Bills team has a ton of potential, but at the end of the day they got exposed late in the season by better teams. I personally am not convinced that the team is building quite the right way, but they have definitely shown some potential lately.

  11. Kansas City Chiefs: Riley Reiff, OT, Iowa

    The Chiefs have fallen in love with quite a few Iowa guys the last few years, and getting Reiff here might be a steal. The team has been serviceable the last few years, but they need to protect Matt Cassel better if they want to compete.

  12. Seattle Seahawks: Quinton Coples, DE (DE/LB), UNC

    One of the things that the Seahawks have failed to do is to find a potent pass rushing attack. Coples would hopefully help them with that.

  13. Arizona Cardinals: David DeCastro, OG, Stanford

    The Cardinals have got to find some major depth on their offensive line if they plan to compete. Kurt Warner was good enough to get the ball out quick enough with that terrible line, but Kolb is not.

  14. Dallas Cowboys: Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama

    The Cowboys have needed help in their backfield for awhile, and getting a stud corner like Kirkpatrick would help them out so much.

  15. Philadelphia Eagles: Luke Kuechly, MLB, Boston College

    Some have Kuechly as a top-10 pick, but I just don't think that there are teams that value the position that high any more. 

  16. New York Jets: Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor

    The Jets need to find playmakers for their team that won't sit on the bench for the last plays of the season. Wright is a stud receiver that compares in part to Mike Wallace, Antonio Brown, and DeSean Jackson.

  17. Cincinnati (from OAK): Alfonzo Dennard, CB, Nebraska

    The Bengals need to add just a few more pieces to get into that top tier, and getting more playmaking talent and depth on defense will help greatly. 

    On a side note, I do have to give credit to Andy Dalton for bringing the team to the playoffs. The problem that I unfortunately do see however is that the team is packed full of offensive playmakers, and I just don't think that he is good enough to operate the offense the right way to win deep into the playoffs. This is the same feeling that I often see with the Falcons and Texans.

  18. San Diego Chargers: Mohamed Sanu, WR, Rutgers

    The Chargers are becoming notorious for taking their guy rather then getting the best value. I think that the team could end up eyeing down a playmaker like Sanu even though he is a late 1st rounder at best.

  19. Chicago Bears: Cordy Glenn, OG, Georgia

    There could be four interior linemen taken in the top-20 this year. The value of the interior is increasing, but in general there just aren't many can't miss prospects.

  20. Tennessee Titans: Jerel Worthy, DT, Michigan State

    The Titans have quite a few different needs that they can look to address, and while defensive tackle isn't the most important, I do believe that they could go this way if a corner isn't here. 

  21. Cincinnati Bengals: Zach Brown, OLB, UNC

    The Bengals need some major LB depth because they seem lost at times in both the run and the pass game. 

  22. Cleveland (from ATL): Melvin Ingram, DE, South Carolina

    The Browns could go about 30 different ways with this pick, but I think that they could look to improve their defensive line here. The draft has talent on offense all over, and getting a solid defensive player here could do wonders.

  23. Detroit Lions: Dont'a Hightower, MLB, Alabama

    I have been mocking online for four years now, and I have never once gotten a good response from Lions fans no matter who I mock. Usually I put a lot of insight into it, and usually my mocks turn out fairly close to the real Lions draft, but still no fair love. For this mock I'm mocking Dont'a Hightower who could add a nasty leader role to the team while improving both the pass rush and the run defense.

  24. Pittsburgh Steelers: Chase Minnifield, CB, Virginia

    The Steelers tend to play it a bit safe with their drafts, and getting another pretty good corner would potentially help them stop Tebow from dropping 300 on them.

  25. Denver Broncos: Fletcher Cox, DT, Mississippi State

    The Broncos need to continue to improve the defense because the team has too many weapons on offense already that they just need to coach.

  26. Houston Texans: Alshon Jefferey, WR, South Carolina

    I have been mocking a receiver to the Texans for years and still no love. The team needs weapons across from Andre Johnson, and they need a stud that can be the top guy when Andre is out for 6 games a year.

  27. New England (from NO): Vontaze Burflict, MLB, Arizona State

    I could see Burflict take a major fall into the middle of the draft because of some personal issues, but I think the Patriots would be the kind of team that would take him to groom him into a stud.

  28. Green Bay Packers: Lamar Miller, RB, Miami

    The Packers don't have many needs, so taking a guy that could possibly fix the backfield would help the team in the long run.

  29. New York Giants: Mark Barron, S, Alabama

    The Giants are a team that need to get healthy. They also need to fix quite a few problems in their backfield.

  30. New England Patriots: Nick Perry, DE/LB, USC

    Perry is an athletic freak that could help the Pats get a little more pressure on defenses. The team has been on a major win streak because they are generating about one more sack a game in the second half of the season.

  31. San Francisco 49ers: Jayron Hosley, CB, Virginia Tech

    The 49ers should take the best receiver available here, but I think that they would be a bit more likely to look at free agency.

  32. Baltimore Ravens: Peter Konz, OC, Wisconsin

    Matt Birk is great, but he is getting up there in age. Getting a young guy that can sit behind and develop would be a good idea.
ROUND 2

  1. St. Louis Rams: Nate Potter, OT, Boise State

  2. Indianapolis Colts: Andre Branch, DE, Clemson

  3. Minnesota Vikings: Michael Brockers, DT, LSU

  4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Stephon Gilmore, CB, South Carolina

  5. Cleveland Browns: Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame

    No I'm not a Browns fan setting up this pick. Usually teams don't love players with injury problems. Floyd had injuries in both his freshman and sophomore seasons. Teams also don't love law problems. Floyd has had three alcohol related issues since 2009. I just don't think that he will be a top-25 pick unless he goes to a team that ignores issues.

  6. Jacksonville Jaguars: Vinny Curry, DE, Marshall

  7. Washington Redskins: Ryan Tannehill, QB, Texas A&M

    I have no idea why Tannehill is considered a top-20 pick by some sources. He played in the same goofy offense that partially killed Jerrod Johnson's stock last season. Tannehill was so inconsistent against Big 12 defenses that his team under-performed severely.

  8. Carolina Panthers: Zebrie Sanders, OT, FSU

  9. Buffalo Bills: Dwayne Allen, TE, Clemson

    The Bills seemed to be a completely different team when Scott Chandler was lighting it up. He isn't actually that good of a tight end, and the team could replace him with a stud like Allen.

  10. Miami Dolphins: Alameda Ta'amu, NT, Washington

    The Dolph Lundgrens number one priority in the draft should be getting Peyton Manning or Robert Griffin. Unfortunately though it looks like the team will have to continue to build a stud team that is a QB away from competing. 

  11. Seattle Seahawks: Lavonte David, OLB, Nebraska

  12. Kansas City Chiefs: Dontari Poe, NT, Memphis
     
  13. Dallas Cowboys: Kelechi Osemele, OG, Iowa State

  14. Philadelphia Eagles: Mike Adams, OT, Ohio State

  15. New York Jets: Chris Polk, RB, Washington

  16. New England (from OAK): Josh Robinson, CB, UCF

    I'm not one of those ESPN people that thinks the Patriots defense is awful because they gave up a bunch of yards. The team's offense is so lethal that like the Packers this year the opposing offenses were always throwing big to catch up. With that said, I do think the team should add as much depth to the defense as they can.

  17. San Diego Chargers: Brandon Jenkins, DE/LB, Florida State

  18. Chicago Bears: LaMichael James, RB, Oregon

  19. Philadelphia (from ARIZ): Brandon Thompson, DT, Clemson

  20. Tennessee Titans: Brandon Washington, OT/G, Miami

  21. Cincinnati Bengals: David Wilson, RB, Virginia Tech

  22. Detroits Lions: Lucas Nix, OG, Pittsburgh

  23. Atlanta Falcons: Coby Fleener, TE, Stanford

  24. Pittsburgh Steelers: Ronnell Lewis, DE/LB, Oklahoma

  25. Denver Broncos: Rueben Randle, WR, LSU

  26. Houston Texans: Jared Crick, DE/DT, Nebraska

  27. New Orleans Saints: Sean Spence, OLB, Miami

  28. Green Bay Packers: Janoris Jenkins, CB, North Alabama

    This is about as early as I think any team will take Janoris Jenkins. I said it when he left Florida last year, and I will say it again. He was dismissed from his team after getting two drug related arrests in a three month period. He also has been arrested for fighting outside of a bar (also was under 21) and resisting arrest. If I were the Packers I would make sure that Jenkins know that he will have to be a team player before he touches the field.

  29. New York Giants: Travis Lewis, OLB, Oklahoma

  30. New England Patriots: Jeff Fuller, WR, Texas A&M

  31. San Francisco 49ers: Dwight Jones, WR, UNC

  32. Baltimore Ravens: Bernard Pierce, RB, Temple