1. Kansas City Chiefs: Luke Joeckal, OT, Texas A&M

Whoever the Chiefs take first in the draft won't quite make sense. Why take a QB when they just traded for Alex Smith? Why take a nose tackle when they drafted 350 pound Dontari Poe 11th overall last year? Why take an offensive tackle when you just franchised your starting LT?

Well out of those options it still makes the most sense to go tackle. At worst Joeckal and Brandon Albert will solidify the left side one way or the other, and they might end up trading Albert anyways.

2. Jacksonville Jaguars: Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia

I know that most people don't have Smith going this high, but there are too many teams needing a QB in this draft to think that the Jags are going to want to wait for a 3rd rounder to develop. Blaine Gabbert has gotten 3 guys fired in the last two seasons, and the fans need someone else. Smith has a lot to love, and while he is no Andrew Luck, he has a ton of potential to succeed in the NFL.
3. Oakland Raiders: Ezekiel Ansah, DE, BYU

This is another guy that might not go this early, but he could easily be a Raider. He is freak athlete like Jason Pierre-Paul, and he is still learning the game. The Raiders reportedly are looking to become a (much) better blitzing team, and Ansah is a guy that fits in about any defensive scheme. Sure the Raiders go with either of the defensive tackles here, but Ansah is a monster player that could sneak in here.

4. Philadelphia Eagles: Star Lotulelei, DT/NT, Utah
Could this be Dion Jordan going to his college coach? Sure. But I just don't see it. I The team is going to need a stout and powerful nose tackle for their new 3-4 base defense, and if his heart checks out, then he could be a steal here.
5. Detroit Lions: Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama

This should be an easy pick. The Lions have needed a corner for years now, and haven't pulled the trigger. My biggest fear is that they are a team that sometimes waits too long to adjust their needs (offensive line over the last five years).
6. Cleveland Browns: Jarvis Jones, DE/LB, Georgia

Someone is going to take Jarvis Jones earlier than expected because he is such an impact player. Sure his health is a question, but I can't imagine a guy with that much proven potential falling far in this draft.

7. Arizona Cardinals: Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan

There is no doubt that this team needs a new quarterback, but they also need a left tackle almost as badly. Eric Fisher fixing that problem will help to sustain the team until they are able to get a QB.

8. Buffalo Bills: Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida

Floyd has been getting top-3 draft nods for the last couple of weeks, but I just don't quite see it. I do think he finds his way in the top-10, and I think the Bills could take him. He is a disrupter that can sneak in next to Marcel Dareus, and this would help to take a little more attention off of Mario Williams. Of course they want a QB in this draft, but they are not going to take an un-focused weak-armed Californian QB.

9. New York Jets: Dion Jordan, DE/LB, Oregon

The Jets have a lot of needs to help them turn into a team again, but there just aren't many playmakers on offense in the draft. 

10. Tennessee Titans: Chance Warmack, OG, Alabama

The Titans might go corner with this pick, but like Jarvis Jones I think that there will be a team that is going to want Warmack in the top-10 of this draft. He is one of the best guard prospects ever, he was battle tested in the SEC, and he would do nothing but help out this team. I mean the guy has 'war' and 'mack' and his name.

11. San Diego Chargers: Jonathan Cooper, OG/C, UNC

The Chargers have needed some offensive line help for awhile, and Cooper is a guy that is rising up boards quickly. 

12. Miami Dolphins: Cordarelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee

A wide receiver is such an easy option for this pick that I am starting to fear that it will never happen. There are three receivers out there that could be the first taken; Patterson, Cal's Keenan Allen and Tavon Austin from West Virginia. While Patterson is the riskiest of them all he is also the most talented.
13. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State

The Bucs desperately need to get a corner here. If they don't take one of the top three corners with this pick, then it better be because they were gone by here.

14. Carolina Panthers: Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia

Everyone and their grandma has Sheldon Richardson going here, but I don't love it. The team just did not click last year, and while a lot of it was because of a struggling defense, it was also because of an unorganized offense. Adding a weapon like Tavon Austin would do nothing but help the Panthers sort out some of their issues. Austin can catch the ball, he can run the ball, and he can get YAC. 
15. New Orleans Saints: Barkevious Mingo, DE/LB, LSU

Mingo is a potential nightmare for teams, and he would like nothing else than to play in his home state.

16. St. Louis Rams: Kenny Vaccaro, S, Texas

The Rams have two first round picks, and they would definitely like to trade back and get more value from one of them. If they are keeping their picks, then they will have to consider picking the guy that they think has no chance of being their at 16. Vaccaro could go anywhere past the 10th pick, and he is the best safety in a very good safety class.

17. Pittsburgh Steelers: Alec Ogletree, MLB, Georgia

There have been a lot of mocks out there that had the other Georgia linebacker sliding here, but I really think a team will grab him much earlier. With that said, I think that a guy like Ogletree makes a lot of sense.
18. Dallas Cowboys: Sheldon Richarson, DT, Missouri

The Cowboys have to find a way to stop the run better, and Richardson would be a good addition.

19. New York Giants: Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State

The Giants have bigger needs, but they usually go with the best player available when they draft.

20. Chicago Bears: Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma

The bears have a lot more needs than their record indicates, but I think getting a guy like Johnson would really help them out. They also have a coach that liked grabbing linemen in the CFL draft.
21. Cincinnati Bengals: Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington

Trufant doesn't hit the biggest need for the Bengals, but he might be the best guy left on the boards, and he does add an extra element for the team.

22. St Louis Rams (From Washington): Keenan Allen, WR, California

A lot of people have a top-12 grade on Allen, so for him to go here could be a steal.

23. Minnesota Vikings: Manti Te'o, MLB, Notre Dame

This pick makes too much sense. Jasper Brinkley had one good year, but he just isn't the guy. Te'o on the otherhand has the potential to be the leader of the defense, and has a million intangibles (even the ability to talk to ghosts). He also lands on a team that really likes what Notre Dame guys bring to them, and he has the potential to be in the league for a long time.
24. Indianapolis Colts: Menelik Watson, OT, Florida State

The Colts need to get some extra weapons to protect Andrew Luck, and Watson is a guy that I think could go sooner than expected. I like DJ Fluker more, but I think Watson will be considered to be more polished in his game.

25. Seattle Seahawks: Damontre Moore, DE/LB, TAMU

Some people chalk up the Seahawks loss in the post season to the injury of Chris Clemons. Adding another body in the works could avoid this issue in the future.
26. Green Bay Packers: Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame

The Packers have to find a tight end that can be consistent. I'm not sure how one can't be around that offense.

27. Houston Texans: Jonathan Cyprien, S, FIU

Cyprien has been blowing up draft boards lately and I wouldn't be shocked to see him get drafted here. What about a wide receiver? Well I've been bagging for the team to do it so long that I have given up trying.

28. Denver Broncos: DJ Fluker, OT, Alabama

If Fluker falls this far in the draft then I would be shocked to see him get past this pick. The team can afford some depth, and getting as much help for Peyton is the way to do it.
29: New England Patriots: Kawaan Short, DT, Purdue

The Patriots could afford to get some extra depth inside, and there could be a number of guys here to grab. I like Short, but there are plenty of other options.

30. Atlanta Falcons: Eddie Lacy, RB, Alabama

The Falcons need to find replacements for the Turner Burner, and Lacy could be a steal here.

31. San Francisco 49ers: Blidi Wreh-Wilson, CB, UConn

The 49ers have been linked to a lot of different corners out there, and I expect them to take a deep look at a guy like Wilson.

32. Baltimore Ravens: Matt Elam, S, Florida

The Ravens have a few needs to fill, safety is one of them, especially if Ed Reed isn't back.


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