17. Pittsburgh Steelers – Jonathan Cooper OG, UNC
Every year we talk about how bad the Steelers offensive line is. Last year they took 2 offensive linemen early and adding a player like Cooper could turn that line around quick. Cooper and David DeCastro would give them one of the best young OG duos.
18. Dallas Cowboys — Sharrif Floyd DT, Florida
The Cowboys have needs on the O-Line as well as safety. But Floyd is a high potential prospect who could really help with the transition to the 4-3. Great run stuffer who needs to develop a pass rush move.
19. New York Giants – Bjorn Werner DE, FSU
We all know the Giants love to have pass rushers. They lost Osi Umenyiora this offseason and would love to replace him. They could really use a LB but with a talent like Werner on the board, I can’t see them passing him up.
20. Chicago Bears – Arthur Brown ILB/OLB, Kansas State
The Bears are another team that could really use some talent at LB and Brown is as talented as they come. He gives them a lot of versatility of being able to play inside or outside. Could be the replacement for Brian Urlacher.
21. Cincinnati Bengals — Jonathan Cyprien S, FIU
The Bengals could really use help at safety, where they ended up starting Chris Crocker who was sitting on a couch at home when the season started. Cyrpien has every ability you want from a safety and can start day 1.
22. St. Louis Rams (from Washington) — D.J. Fluker OT/OG, Alabama
Fluker gives them a lot of insurance on that line. He can play RT if they trade Rodger Saffold, he can slide inside and play OG if they keep Saffold. Also if Jake Long can’t stay healthy, he gives them the option to slide Saffold back to LT and put Fluker at RT.
23. Minnesota Vikings — Desmond Trufant CB, Washington
With the release of Antoine Winfield the Vikings need some talent at the CB position. Trufant showed at the combine he has the speed to keep up with WRs in the NFL. Plays the ball physical in the air, but needs to improve in the run game.
24. Indianapolis Colts — Jesse Williams DT, Alabama
With the switch to a 3-4, you really need that player in the middle to clog the line. Williams is that type of player. He can come in, clog that line and keep the OL off of the LB.
25. Minnesota Vikings (from Seattle) — Manti Te’0 LB, ND
Minnesota needs a play maker on offense for Christian Ponder, but this is a really deep draft for WRs. They lost their starting MLB in FA and Te’o had a good pro day, probably keeping himself in the 1st round.
26. Green Bay Packers – Datone Jones DE, UCLA
The Packers moved up to get Jerel Worthy, but he had to have ACL surgery in January and he may not be ready to start the season. Datone Jones has been compared to Justin Smith and would be a huge addition to this defense.
27. Houston Texans — DeAndre Hopkins WR, Clemson
Every year we hear that the Texans need a WR opposite Andre Johnson and every year they go in another direction. They still need that WR opposite Johnson and Hopkins may be the most NFL ready WR in this draft.
28. Denver Broncos – Alec Ogletree LB, Georgia
The Broncos released D.J. Williams this offseason and Keith Brooking is getting old at the MLB position. Ogletree is extremely talented and should go way before this if not for off the field trouble. He can play OLB or ILB for the Broncos.
29. New England Patriots — Justin Hunter WR, Tennessee
The Patriots need to put some weapons on the field for Tom Brady. Justin Hunter has the potential to be a Randy Moss type player with his ability to get deep and his athletic ability. Hunter is exactly what Brady needs.
30. Atlanta Falcons – Tyler Eifert TE, ND
Yes Tony Gonzalez came back this year, but he won’t be back for long. Eifert is an outstanding TE prospect who can come in next year and give them big plays from the #2 TE spot, before taking over for Gonzalez.
31. San Francisco 49ers — Cornellius “Tank” Carradine DE, Florida State
Carradine was one of the the best pass rushers in college football last year and is probably a to 15 pick if he doesn’t injure his knee late in the season. This gives the 49ers another rusher in their rotation.
32. Baltimore Ravens — Keenan Allen WR, Cal
This is what Ozzie Newsome does. He finds a highly rated player that drops for some reason, with Allen it will be his 40 time of 4.7 seconds. He picks them and then laughs at everyone else. Allen will be an immediate replacement for Anquan Boldin.