1. Kansas City Chiefs — Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M
It appears as though the Chiefs are going to bring in a QB from the outside, be it Nick Foles or Alex Smith. That paves the way for KC to bring in an OT like Luke Joeckel with the #1 pick as well as snatch up a QB in the 2nd or 3rd round of this year’s draft. They are said to be high on Matt Barkley.
2. Jacksonville Jaguars — Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida
The Jaguars go local and get one of the hottest prospects in this year’s draft class. Floyd is a versatile tackle who has the potential to be dominant in the middle for the Jaguars.
3. Oakland Raiders — Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State
The Raiders desperately need help in the pass rush department, and I think Werner could be a really good fit for the Dennis Allen defense. He is a tough dude with great athletic ability and he can put pressure on the quarterbak.
4. Philadelphia Eagles — Dion Jordan, DE/OLB, Oregon
Jordan is one of the hottest names out there right now, and I think his former Oregon head coach Chip Kelly would love to have him in Philly. He should be a day one starter at one of the hybrid linebacker positions.
5. Detroit Lions — Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama
Peter King of Sports Illustrated said if any team wants Milliner, they will have to jump past the Detriot Lions. The Lions are starved for some talent in the defensive backfield, at every position. Milliner’s 4.3 speed is going to entice them to pick him this high.
6. Cleveland Browns — Ezekiel Ansah, DE/OLB, BYU
Ansah is a big time athlete who is really raw to the game of football, but I think he can be an elite pass rusher at the NFL level. He would be a great fit for the Browns’ defense.
7. Arizona Cardinals — Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan
Fisher has been on the rise since the Senior Bowl, and should be one of the first players off the board in April. The Cardinals would be elated if he fell to them, given their woes on the OL.
8. Buffalo Bills — Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia
Geno Smith could be a steal at this point, crazy enough. I think the Bills are ready to move on from Ryan Fitzpatrick, and I love Smith’s potential and athletic ability. He could change around the franchise if he lives up to the hype.
9. New York Jets — Jarvis Jones, DE/OLB, Georgia
Jones has some medical concerns that will need to be cleared, but he can pile up sacks and TFLs when he is on the field. I think if he checks out, he’d be a great fit for Rex Ryan’s defense.
10. Tennessee Titans — Chance Warmack, OG, Alabama
The Titans have a huge hole on their interior line, and Warmack happens to be arguably the top prospect overall in this year’s draft. This would be a great fit.
11. San Diego Chargers — Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma
Johnson is a very gifted athlete at the OT position. The Chargers need to start rehabbing their offensive line woes and get Philip Rivers back on his feet.
12. Miami Dolphins — Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State
Rhodes is a fantastic athlete who would fill a big need for the Dolphins. If they are able to retain Sean Smith, those two could create a dynamic tandem.
13. Tampa Bay Buccaneers — Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington
Here the Bucs wind up with just the third best CB in the draft, but make no bones about it–Trufant has shut down potential. He’d be a great fit with the Bucs.
14. Carolina Panthers — Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri
Richardson is a hot name in draft circles, but there are questions about his motor. I think the Panthers and Ron Rivera could get the most out of him, especially with the talent they have on the OL.
15. New Orleans Saints — Barkevious Mingo, DE/OLB, LSU
Mingo could go anywhere from the top five to the top 25. I think he’ll land somewhere in the middle, like here with the Saints. New Orleans is moving to a 3-4, and they need some speed rushers.
16. St. Louis Rams — Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah
How far will Lotulelei’s heart condition drop him? My guess is, not much further than this. If it’s really serious, it could push him off boards completely. The Rams’ defensive line rebuild would be complete with Lotulelei in the fold with Michael Brockers, Chris Long, and Robert Quinn.