1. Kansas City Chiefs — Luke Joeckel OT, Texas A&M
With the trade for Alex Smith and putting Branden Albert on the trade block, it’s looking more and more like an OT will be the pick. It comes down to whether they like Joeckel or Fisher more. I think Joeckel ends up being the pick.
2. Jacksonville Jaguars — Ezekiel Ansah DE, BYU
The Jaguars pass rush last year was really bad, finishing last in the NFL with 20 sacks. Ansah is very raw, but is an freak athlete and has the ability to become a premier pass rusher in this league.
3. Oakland Raiders — Sheldon Richardson DT, Missouri
This offseason the Raiders lost Richard Seymour, Tommy Kelly and Desmond Bryant. Richardson is very good at getting pressure on the QB and versatile enough to drop back into zone coverage.
4. Philadelphia Eagles — Geno Smith QB, WVU
They have Michael Vick back for one year, but isn’t the long term answer. The Eagles owner has been to see 2 players pro days, Donovan McNabb and Geno Smith. Smith fits into Chip Kellys new offensive system well.
5. Detroit Lions — Eric Fisher OT, Central Michigan
The Lions offensive line has been bad for a while. Now with LT Jeff Backus retiring it has gotten even worse. They have to keep Matthew Stafford healthy if they have a chance in that division. Fisher can come in and start at LT from day 1.
6. Cleveland Browns — Dee Milliner CB, Alabama
The Browns could go a few different ways. With the signing of Paul Kruger, I don’t think they take an pass rusher in the 1st. Milliner can pair up with Joe Haden and give the Browns one of the best CB duos in the NFL.
7. Arizona Cardinals — Lane Johnson OT, Oklahoma
With the trade for Carson Palmer, the Cardinals have to sure up that offensive line. Palmer is a statue in the pocket and has had some injury issues. Johnson would come in day 1 and he the Cardinals starting LT.
8. Buffalo Bills – Cordarrelle Patterson WR, Tennessee
I think the Bills wait until round 2 to take a QB. Patterson can come in and pair up with Steve Johnson to give the Bills and whoever their new QB is a very good duo of play makers on offense. He is a little raw, but undeniably talented.
9. New York Jets — Dion Jordan OLB, Oregon
The Jets pass rush last year was really bad. Jordan can come in and lock down one of the OLB positions. He is great at getting to the QB, but just as good at dropping back into coverage.
10. Tennessee Titans — Chance Warmack OG, Alabama
The Titans signed Andy Levitre in the offseason, but Warmack is still in play. If you add him to the bookends they already have and Levitre, you get a dominant offensive line for Chris Johnson to run behind and to protect Jake Locker.
11. San Diego Chargers — Barkevious Mingo OLB, LSU
With the top offensive lineman all off the board, the Chargers go for their next biggest need. They drafted Melvin Ingram last year, but he didn’t create the impact they hoped. Mingo has an explosive first step and is a great athlete.
12. Miami Dolphins — Xavier Rhodes CB, FSU
The Dolphins have lost their #1 CB each of the last 2 years with Vontae Davis and Sean Smith. They have Richard Marshall still but he isn’t that good. Rhodes is a big, physical CB who can match up with any WR.
13. Tampa Bay Buccaneers — Star Lotutelei DT, Utah
With the top CB off of the board, Lotulelei is a fantastic consolation prize. Pairing him up with Gerald McCoy would give the Buccs a fierce pair of DTs that would be extremely difficult for anyone to block.
14. Carolina Panthers — Sharrif Floyd DT, Florida
The DT position has just been a disaster for the Panthers the past few years. Floyd can come in and give you a run stuffing presence straight away. He needs to work on his pass rush moves, but the potential is there.
15. New Orleans Saints — Jarvis Jones OLB, Georgia
With the switch to the 3-4, the Saints are going to need pass rushers. Jones is one of the top talents in this draft, but with the medical concerns he has dropped. Was an absolute play maker last year at Georgia and is a steal here at 15.
16. St. Louis Rams — Kenny Vaccaro S, Texas
The Rams biggest need is at S and the number 1 safety in the draft dropped to them. Vaccaro is versatile enough to drop down and cover the slot or play a deep zone. Would be a great pickup for the Rams.