17. Pittsburgh Steelers – Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia
The Steelers let go of James Harrison and saw him bolt to rival Cincinnati. I think if Jones is available at this point, he’d be tough to pass on. He’s not overly fast, but he’s a heck of a player and would be a steal at this point if you ask me.
18. Dallas Cowboys – Jonathan Cooper, OG, North Carolina
The interior of the Cowboys’ offensive line is in a shambles, and Cooper could help shore that area up really fast. He’s big, powerful, athletic, and he’d be a serious upgrade for them.
19. New York Giants – Chance Warmack, OG, Alabama
The Gitans probably didn’t envision Warmack being available at this point, but I doubt the Steelers thought David DeCastro would be there when they picked last year either. This would be great value and would give the Giants a steal with the number one ranked overall player on our Big Board at this point.
20. Chicago Bears – Arthur Brown, LB, Kansas State
Brown is gaining a ton of steam leading up to the Draft, and he’d be a great fit at MLB for the Bears. They lost some big contributors to their defense, and despite adding James Anderson and D.J. Williams, a long-term solution is needed at linebacker.
21. Cincinnati Bengals – Kenny Vaccaro, S, Texas
The Bengals would be licking their chops to make this pick happen. Safety is one of the few remaining holes on their roster, and Vaccaro has the versatility that could be deadly in their scheme. This would be a great pick.
22. St. Louis Rams (from Washington) — Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee
The Rams missed out on Kenny Vaccaro, so I think they’ll turn their attention to one of the players with the most upside in this draft, Cordarrelle Patterson. Patterson is a versatile receiver who is extremely raw, but has a very high ceiling.
23. Buffalo Bills – Ryan Nassib, QB, Syracuse
The Bills in the trade down with the Vikings still get their guy at the QB position. Ryan Nassib is very familiar with the offense that will be run and the head coach, and I think that gives him a leg up over the other prospects at QB. Plus, the Bills pick up some extra picks.
24. Indianapolis Colts – Justin Pugh, OL, Syracuse
Pugh is an extremely smart, versatile lineman who can play inside or out at any position. I think the Colts would love to add him to the mix blocking for Andrew Luck.
25. Minnesota Vikings (from Seattle) — Manti Te’o, LB, Notre Dame
The Vikings are very high on Te’o, and I don’t think he’s going to fall any further than this on draft night. He would be the leadership they need at the MLB position with Jasper Brinkley gone.
26. Green Bay Packers – Menelik Watson, OT, Florida State
The Packers’ offensive line struggled a lot last year, and I think Watson is the kind of guy that could really be a good fit for them. He could be their left tackle of the future, allowing Derek Sherrod to move to the interior.
27. Houston Texans – Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee
The Texans need some speed on the outside opposite Andre Johnson, and Hunter provides them with that. He will take some time to adjust to the league, but he has a ton of potential as a big play threat.
28. Denver Broncos – Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State
The Broncos score big time with Werner falling into their laps. I think Werner could step in and start for them if they needed him to, but they can bring him along slowly with Robert Ayers taking over Elvis Dumervil’s RDE spot.
29. New England Patriots – Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington
Desmond Trufant has the size and speed the Patriots need opposite Aqib Talib at the CB position, but while he develops, he can play slot corner and deal with that quickness inside.
30. Cleveland Browns – Matt Elam, S, Florida
In the trade down, the Browns add a playmaker to the back end of their defense. Elam would pair with T.J. Ward and give the Browns a guy who can make plays on the ball and make big hits at safety.
31. San Francisco 49ers – Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame
The Niners have another pick three picks later, so they can afford to take a chance here. Tyler Eifert is arguably the best player available at this point, and he provides them with yet another big time weapon on the offensive side of the ball.
32. Baltimore Ravens – Kevin Minter, LB, LSU
The Ravens added Rolando McClain to replace Dannell Ellerbe, and Kevin Minter is a guy that I think would be the long term replacement for Ray Lewis. This would be good value for the Ravens at the bottom of the first round.