No. 1: Indianapolis Colts – Andrew Luck, Stanford, QB
Andrew Luck seems to be the safest QB pick. He has the potential lead the team for the next 10 years.
No. 2: Washington Redskins – Robert Griffin III, Baylor, QB
No. 3: Minnesota Vikings – Matt Kalil, USC, OT
No. 4: Cleveland Browns – Justin Blackmon, Oklahoma State, WR
I believe that Colt McCoy can get it done if he has an elite receiver to throw two. Justin Balckmon is his man. Another possibility would be draft Ryan Tannehill and draft a later WR. While there are good WRs you can get in the later rounds, Tannehill isn’t a pro ready prospect. McCoy has NFL experience and some success.
No. 5: Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Morris Claiborne, LSU, CB
Claiborne is the best CB in the draft and fills their most pressing need. Some people have the Bucs taking Trent Richardson, but I think it’s a mistake. Sure, Trent could be very good, but they already have LeGarrette Blount who is good in his own right. They can draft a speedy complement to LeGarrette later in the draft.
No. 6: St. Louis Rams – Riley Reiff, Iowa, OT
A WR is possible here or DT, but the Rams need help on their O-line the most. If they went DT I would go with Fletcher Cox. He’s going to be a steal.
No. 7: Jacksonville Jaguars – Luke Kuechly, Boston College, ILB
Kuechly was not only super productive in college, he tested well at the combine. I wasn’t always impressed with him on tape, in the run game, but he covers very well. This could be high for Kuechly, but I think he’s a safer bet than the other WRs and DEs available at this point.
No. 8: Miami Dolphins – Ryan Tannehill, Texas A&M, QB
The Dolphins take a chance on a QB with potential. He doesn’t appear to be a pro ready prospect, but could develop nicely.
No. 9: Carolina Panthers - Fletcher Cox, Mississippi State, DT
DT isn’t the Panther’s biggest need but, Cox is a natural penetrator in the pass game even through tight spaces. He is the most pro-ready DT prospect. He looks great on tape, has good production and good athleticism.
No. 10: Buffalo Bills – Michael Floyd, Notre Dame, WR
I’m not as high on Floyd as other teams, but the Bills need a WR and Floyd is the best remaining WR.
No. 11: Kansas City Chiefs - Trent Richardson, Alabama, RB
Richardson, is a steal at 11. The Chiefs need a running back due to injury. It’s a no brainer. They could also consider Dontari Poe, DT, but he scares me a bit. He has great size and good athleticism, but he doesn’t have much in the way of production. I would take the safer pick.
No. 12: Seattle Seahawks – Quinton Coples, North Carolina, DE
Coples will give the Seahawks a powerful one two punch from their DEs. My only concern with Coples is his average athleticism.
No. 13: Arizona Cardinals - David DeCastro, Stanford, G
DeCastro is the best guard and will greatly improve the Cardinals O-line.
No. 14: Dallas Cowboys – Mark Barron, Alabama, SS
Mark Barron is a productive, strong, SS with a good awareness. The Cowboys get the best player remaining on the board and a powerful defender.
No. 15: Philadelphia Eagles – Shea McClellin, Boise State, DE
McCellin has the size, speed, awareness and motor to be a dominant run stuffer and tough to block pass rusher. I would put him at ILB and move Demeco Ryans to the outside. I would have liked Cox, DT here, but it’s unlikely he will fall to 15.
No. 16: New York Jets – Courtney Upshaw, Alabama, OLB
The Jets need linebacker and pass rush help, Upshaw gives them both. He has the size and athleticism to make an impact. I’ve seen some people put Dont’a Hightower here, but I’m not very impressed with him. He has a higher bust potential than Upshaw, with a lower upside.
No. 17: Cincinnati Bengals – Mike Adams, Ohio State, OT
Mike Adams gives them they help they desperately need on their O-line.
No. 18: San Diego Chargers – Cordy Glenn, Georgia, OT
Glenn (345lbs) is a powerful tackle that the Chargers could move to guard.
No. 19: Chicago Bears – Stephon Gilmore, South Carolina, CB
The bears desperately need help at CB. Gilmore gives them that help. While he’s not super productive, he is super athletic. He has high potential.
No. 20: Tennessee Titans – Peter Konz, Wisconsin, C
Would be a huge help for their run game. While they have other needs, Konz is going to make the biggest difference.
No. 21: Cincinnati Bengals – Melvin Ingram, South Carolina, DE
Ingram has high potential. He’s super athletic and still improving. He’ll play LB for the Bengals.
No. 22: Cleveland Browns – Jonathan Martin, Stanford, OT
The browns have some great offensive lineman, but it takes five to play football. Martin, will be a great addition to their O-line. The browns could also go with a CB here, but they can likely land a good one in the second round.
No. 23: Detroit Lions – Josh Robinson, Central Florida, CB
While not from a big school Robinson is the real deal. He’ll become a probowl player . Others have Dre Kirkpatrick above Robinson, but I disagree..
No. 24: Pittsburgh Steelers – Dontari Poe, Memphis, DT
Gives the Steelers a young NT with a high potential. He could also be a bust without proper coaching or motivation.
No. 25: Denver Broncos – Kevin Zeitler, Wisconsin, G
Gives the Broncos help on their weak O-line.
No. 26: Houston Texans – Coby Fleener, Stanford, TE
The Texans get a very good receiving TE. He’ll play alongside Daniels in two TE sets until he eventually replaces him. While they would love Floyd to drop to them, its likely that some team will nab him before that.
No. 27: New England Patriots – Jerel Worthy, Michigan St., DT
While I”m not super high on him, he does fill a need if he pans out. I’m scared away by his average production.
No. 28: Green Bay Packers – Whitney Mercilus, Illinois, DE
The Packers need to increase their sack total from last year. Mercilus gives the Packers a good complement to Clay Matthews. While he was a one year wonder, he was very productive durning that year.
No. 29: Baltimore Ravens – Mychal Kendricks, Cal, ILB
Kendricks has the athleticism to eventually take over for Ray Lewis, who will help him reach his potential.
No. 30: San Francisco 49ers – Kendall Wright, Baylor, WR
Gives the 9ers a super productive receiver to train behind Moss.
No. 31: New England Patriots – Harrison Smith, Notre Dame, FS
Smith has good production and athleticism to be an early contributer.
No. 32: New York Giants – Nick Perry, Southern Cal, DE
The Giants don’t have a lot of needs, but you can never have too many pass rushers. Nick Perry has great speed and potential.
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