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

Whomever 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.

The biggest question at this point is whether or not this pick will be used by another team to get Geno Smith.

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

I mocked Geno Smith here almost a month ago and since then it hasn't become an uncommon place. Even if the Jags don't want him there is a solid chance that some team will want to hop the Raiders or Eagles to get him. 

But 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: Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida

This is the toughest pick to get right in the draft. The Raiders don't have a 2nd round pick so they have to make this one count. Do they go pass rushing defensive end here because the 2nd (and possibly even 3rd) tier will be gone? Do they reach on the best corner in the draft? Do they grab a defensive tackle or wait for later?

One thing is for sure though, and that is that they would more than likely love to trade out of this pick to get value back. 

As a self-admitted Raider fan, I have to say that I'm not a fan of us going with Floyd here, but he will be considered the best value. 

4. Philadelphia Eagles: Star Lotulelei, NT, Utah
Could this be Dion Jordan going to his college coach? Sure. But I just don't see it. The team just got Connor Barwin locked up for six years, and I'm not sold that they 'have' to get Dion Jordan because of his Oregon roots. The team did just sign Issac Sopoaga to a 3 year deal, but it was a front loaded deal that essentially acts like a one year deal for a guy that only played in about a third of the 49ers snaps. This gives them time to develop a guy that Kelly had to once scout as a divisional rival. 
5. Detroit Lions: Ziggy Ansah, DE, BYU

This pick scares me. Ziggy Ansah has the potential to be Aldon Smith on a team that already has a ton of firepower. Ansah impressed at the Senior Bowl for his then coach Jim Schwartz.
6. Cleveland Browns: Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama
I had Jarvis Jones here in the last update, but I have to adjust to the Paul Kruger signing. Sure they might grab another pass rusher, but they really need to develop other spots. They have one great corner in Joe Haden, so getting another might be a huge value.

7. Arizona Cardinals: Eric Fisher, OT, CMU

There is no doubt that this team needs a new quarterback, but they also need a left tackle almost as badly. Eric Fisher will provide Carson Palmer with the protection that he needs to succeed..

8. Buffalo Bills: Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia

I have heard that the Bills would like to get another big receiver to match across from Stevie Johnson, but I think Tavon Austin could go here. The Bills would fill a need while also blocking the Jets from potentially getting him with the next pick. 

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. They should be able to sit tight here and see who falls to them, and I think that a guy like Dion Jordan might be that kind of guy. He is electrifying, but he isn't elite at one certain thing.

10. Tennessee Titans:  Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia

I think there will be a team that loves Jarvis Jones, and the Titans might be that team. He is good as a pass protector, and an even more lethal pass rusher. Sure the Titans might go guard here, but they just locked up Andy Levitre.

11. San Diego Chargers: Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma

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

12. Miami Dolphins: Chance Warmack, OG, Alabama

The Dolphins have gotten quite a few upgrades this offseason, so this pick is a tricky one to predict, but I do think that they could target a corner like Warmack with this pick if he is here. 
13. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Xavier Rhodes, CB, 

The Bucs desperately need to get a corner here, and if Revis doesn't find his way to Tampa then they might have to go corner here.

14. Carolina Panthers: Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee

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 Patterson would do nothing but help the Panthers sort out some of their issues. Patterson is a big threat weapon that Cam Newton has needed across from Steve Smith.

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: Jonathon Cooper, OG/C, UNC

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 a guy that won't be there later on. I can't see Jonathon Cooper falling much farther than this.

17. Pittsburgh Steelers: Kenny Vaccaro, S, Texas

I have heard that the Steelers love a couple of the receivers early on in this draft, but I just don't know if they will go that route if a threat like Vaccaro falls to them.
18. Dallas Cowboys: Bjoern Werner, DE, FSU

The Cowboys new defense needs weapons, and Werner would fill in nicely.
19. New York Giants: Alec Ogletree, MLB, Georgia

The Giants could go a number of places, but it will all depend on who is left for them to take. I think Ogletree is a clean pick.
20. Chicago Bears: D.J. Fluker, OT, Alabama

The bears have a lot more needs than their record indicates, but I think getting a guy like Fluker would help them a ton. I'm not someone that only thinks that the Bears will go linemen, but he does happen to be a fair deal here.
21. Cincinnati Bengals: Keenan Allen, WR, California

The Bengals are a tough team to pick for, because they have few major needs. I think that they may see what falls to them.

22. St Louis Rams (From Washington): Eddie Lacy, RB, Alabama

Eddie Lacy is an interesting prospect that I think could go earlier than most think.

23. Minnesota Vikings: Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington

There are two or three corners that should go in the 10-32 range, and my Trufant is an intriguing guy that might have the Vikings drooling.
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. Minnesota Vikings (From Sea): Manti Te'o, MLB, Notre Dame

This is not the first real spot that I think Te'o will end up going to, but it is maybe the most likely. The team needs a guy like him, and he would be going to a team with a lot of former teammates to back him up.
26. Green Bay Packers: Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame

I got grilled by a lot of people in my last mock because I had a tight end going here, but I just don't think that it is out of the question. Jermichael Finley is a scrub that can't get no love from me (like what I did there), and I don't see him getting a huge payday after this year. The team does have other needs, but tight end is one that can make an immediate impact in both the passing and the running game.

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 begging for the team to do it so long that I have given up trying.

28. Denver Broncos: Margus Hunt, DE, SMU

This might seem really high for Hunt to go to some, but he is actually pulling top-15 buzz right now. He is a physical monster with a ton of strength, and he could even attack inside in certain packages.
29: New England Patriots: Sylvester Williams, DT, UNC

The Patriots could afford to get some extra depth inside, and there could be a number of guys here to grab.

30. Atlanta Falcons: DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson

This is a value pick more than anything, but the Falcon's are all in this year for the Super Bowl and they need to get some guys that can splash right away. Hopkins is a game changing receiver that will be a perfect addition on a team that saw Julio Jones struggle to stay healthy. 

31. San Francisco 49ers: Brandon Banks, CB, Mississippi State

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 Banks.

32. Baltimore Ravens: Matt Elam, S, Florida

The Ravens have a few needs to fill, safety is one of them.


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