This pick seems like a lock. Andrew Luck should be looking for homes in Indianapolis shortly after his bowl game.
2. St. Louis Rams (2-14): Matt Kalil, OT, USC
St. Louis needs to start from scratch. Whether they choose to protect Sam Bradford or replace him with a new coaching staff remains to be seen.
3. Minnesota Vikings (3-13): Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU
The Vikings need some guys who can cover and take advantage of Jared Allen putting pressure on opposing quarterbacks. Claiborne wouldn’t even have to change colors.
4. Cleveland Browns (4-12): Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor
Griffin is probably the most exciting player in the draft, and he would bring a huge level of excitement to Cleveland. Whether or not they pull the trigger on this move is still up in the air.
5. Tampa Bay Bucs (4-12): Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama
The Bucs lack playmakers on offense, and Richardson has superstar potential. As dire as their need is for a corner or two, you can’t pass this up.
6. Washington Redskins (5-11): Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State
I think the Redskins will weigh their options with trading up to get Griffin, Luck, or even dealing for Green Bay’s Matt Flynn. That said, I think if they stand pat, they could definitely afford to get some more legitimate targets in the passing game.
7. Jacksonville Jaguars (5-11): Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame
Blaine Gabbert can’t keep throwing to the guys the Jaguars have out there right now. Floyd would be the instant #1 receiver on this team.
8. Carolina Panthers (6-10) (coin flip): Jonathan Martin, OT, Stanford
Martin comes in to protect the blind side of Cam Newton, who is probably the best rookie on offense in all of the NFL.
8. Miami Dolphins (6-10) (coin flip): Landry Jones, QB, Oklahoma
Jones is a lot like Blaine Gabbert last year for me. He can make every throw, but does he have the chops to be a top ten pick? If he leaves the Sooners, he should be over-drafted and I think the Dolphins would love to have him.
10. Buffalo Bills (6-10): Quinton Coples, DE/DT, North Carolina
The Bills need someone who can help them rush the passer, and while Coples has had a down year, he is still really talented and I think some of the other guys they have up front could really help open up lanes for him.
11. Seattle Seahawks (7-9) (coin flip): Nick Perry, DE/OLB, USC
Perry can flat out get to the quarterback, and I think this would be a very nice pick for the Seahawks who are a dominant pass rusher away from being a very, very good defense.
11. Kansas City Chiefs (7-9) (coin flip): Riley Reiff, OT, Iowa
The Chiefs need to invest in the offensive line, and this would be an absolute dream fit for them.
13. Arizona Cardinals (8-8): David DeCastro, OG, Stanford
DeCastro is probably the best prospect at his position by a million miles, and he would greatly help the Cardinals’ front line.
14. Dallas Cowboys (8-8): Peter Konz, C, Wisconsin
The Cowboys need a new center, plain and simple. Konz is the best center in this class if he declares, and should be an immediate impact player for Dallas.
15. Philadelphia Eagles (8-8): Alshon Jeffery, WR, South Carolina
I think the Eagles will let DeSean Jackson walk, and that would leave a slight void at receiver. I think Jeffery would really compliment Jeremy Maclin.
16. New York Jets (8-8): Courtney Upshaw, DE/OLB, Alabama
Jets get a really good pass rusher and a guy who plays with a lot of intensity to help revamp their defense.
17. Oakland Raiders (8-8) (traded to Cincinnati): Dre’ Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama
Kirkpatrick is a huge cornerback prospect with a lot of athletic ability, and I think he’d add a new dimension to the Cincinnati defense.
18. San Diego Chargers (8-8): Melvin Ingram, DE/OLB, South Carolina
Ingram gets to the quarterback and he is a really smart, versatile player. The Chargers could use a guy like him to put pressure on the opposing quarterbacks.
19. Chicago Bears (8-8): Luke Kuechly, LB, Boston College
If Brian Urlacher is going to miss extended time, and even if he is not, the Bears need to start looking to the future. Kuechly is a tackling machine.
20. Tennessee Titans (9-7): Devon Still, DT, Penn State
Instant upgrade on the defensive line. Still is a competitive guy who will be a terror to plan against.
21. Denver Broncos (8-8)*: Lamar Miller, RB, Miami
Miller has a ton of speed and ability, and the Broncos need a guy who can give their offense some speed.
22. New York Giants (9-7)*: Zach Brown, LB, North Carolina
Speedy linebacker and a great athlete, this seems like a great fit for the Giants defense.
23. Cincinnati Bengals (9-7)*: Cordy Glenn, OG, Georgia
Big, nasty offensive line prospect who would probably start at guard for the Bengals.
24. Houston Texans (10-6)*: Dontari Poe, NT, Memphis
Massive defensive tackle prospect who would play nose for the Texans and create holes for their talented pass rushers to get to the quarterback.
25. Atlanta Falcons (10-6)*(traded to Cleveland): Janoris Jenkins, CB, North Alabama
Browns get a versatile playmaker in Janoris Jenkins who has some character flaws but is a decent value and worth the risk at this point.
26. Detroit Lions (10-6)*: Alfonzo Dennard, CB, Nebraska
Dennard is a solid cornerback prospect who can come in and make an impact on your team. Very good value at this point.
27. Pittsburgh Steelers (12-4)*: Kelechi Osemele, OL, Iowa State
Smart offensive line prospect who can play either guard position or right tackle. Fits exactly what the Steelers look for in an offensive lineman.
28. Baltimore Ravens (12-4)*: Brandon Washington, OL, Miami
Nasty offensive tackle prospect who could play guard or tackle in the NFL. Might have benefit from another year at college, but definitely a starter in the NFL in my opinion at guard or right tackle.
29. New Orleans Saints (13-3)*(traded to New England): Mark Barron, S, Alabama
All american safety who could have an instant impact on a defense that got rid of a lot of former high draft picks.
30. San Francisco 49ers (13-3)*: Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor
Speed receiver who is sure-handed and a big time playmaker. This could be a really great value late in the first round.
31. New England Patriots (13-3)*: Jerel Worthy, DL, Michigan State
Solid value at this point and a guy who can play multiple positions along the defensive line.
32. Green Bay Packers (15-1)*: Fletcher Cox, DL, Mississippi State
The Packers need a guy who can impact the defensive front and Fletcher Cox had a huge year for Mississippi State. He could be a very nice value at this point.