1. Kansas City Chiefs — Eric Fisher OT, Central Michigan
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 Fisher ends up being the pick.
2. Jacksonville Jaguars — Dion Jordan OLB, Oregon
The Jaguars pass rush last year was really bad, finishing last in the NFL with 20 sacks. Jordan can come in and play the LEO position for Gus Bradleys defense and make a difference in a variety of ways.
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 — Luke Joeckel OT, Texas A&M
Jeff Backus retired this offseason. They have Riley Reiff who they drafted in the first round but he is really more suited for the right side. They have to protect Stafford if they want to get back to the playoffs.
6. San Diego Chargers — Lane Johnson OT, Oklahoma
With the top 2 OTs off the board the Chargers have to pull the trigger and trade up and grab the last top flight LT. The Chargers have to protect Philip Rivers better this year if they want to improve.
7. Arizona Cardinals — Chance Warmack OG, Alabama
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. Warmack may be the best prospect in the class and can start day 1.
8. Buffalo Bills – Ezekiel Ansah DE, BYU
The Bills signed Mario Williams and Mark Anderson last year. Anderson however was a huge disappointment and may not be back next year. Ansah has the potential to be the best player in this draft.
9. New York Jets — Tavon Austin WR, West Virginia
The Jets need a lot of things on this team. However, if they want Mark Sanchez to have any shot at succeeding they have to give him some weapons. Austin is easily the most explosive weapon in this draft.
10. Tennessee Titans — Jonathan Cooper OG, North Carolina
The Titans signed Andy Levitre in the offseason, but Cooper 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. 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. They trade down and still get their guy.
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 bot the top CBs 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. Buccs land a top 5 prospect in my opinion.
14. Carolina Panthers — Sylvester Williams DT, North Carolina
The DT position has just been a disaster for the Panthers the past few years. Williams is a disruptive DT who can get into the backfield and stop plays before they start. Would give the Panthers a stud to go with Charles Johnson.
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.