17. Pittsburgh Steelers – Tyler Eifert TE, Notre Dame
Eifert is the best TE prospect in this draft and has a chance to be one of the best in the NFL. He is a solid blocker as well as great in the passing game. Pairing him with Heath Miller give the Steelers a TE duo much like New England.
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. Buffalo Bills (from Washington) — Ryan Nassib QB, Syracuse — The Bills have been connected to Nassib all offseason. They released Ryan Fitzpatrick and have to have a QB. The Jets have also been linked to Nassib so the Bills have to trade up.
23. Minnesota Vikings — Xavier Rhodes CB, Florida State
With the release of Antoine Winfield the Vikings need some talent at the CB position. Rhodes is a big CB who has enough speed to keep up with any WR. He also has the size to play safety if needed.
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 – DJ Hayden CB, Houston
The Falcons lost Brent Grimes and Dunta Robinson in the offseason. In a division with the Saints, Buccs and Panthers you better be able to defend the pass. Hayden gives them that potential number 1 CB.
31. New York Jets — 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 Jets a much needed pass rusher. This is one of the best steals of the 1st round.
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.