The order of the mock draft is in reflection of the official draft order. This will be in line with the updated order as teams are knocked out of the playoffs.
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1. Kansas City Chiefs - Geno Smith QB/West Virginia
This is definitely a reach, because Smith is not the top prospect in the draft and probably isn’t the top QB prospect on a lot of peoples drafts boards. Yet with Andy Reid in charge of the Chiefs and the amount of talent they already have on the team, I think Reid goes out and gets his McNabb version 2.0.
2. Jacksonville Jaguars - Star Lotulelei DT/Utah
The Jaguars have a lot of questions on their roster, but they also have many weapons on the offensive side of the ball. After drafting Blackmon last season and the emergence of Shorts, they just need to find the right QB. I don’t think they’ll pick one in this draft, but instead focus on the defensive side of the ball. The Jags need to get back to the style of defense they had when they were successful a few years back. Studs in the middle of the defensive line making it tough for opposing offenses to do anything.
3. Oakland Raiders - Dee Milliner CB/Alabama
The Raiders need a QB and they could look to draft one here. It might be best for them to grab one through free agency and hope their investment in Pryor pays off next season. Milliner is one of the top prospects in the draft and is a definite upgrade over who they put on the field now. One of the possible can’t miss prospects.
4. Philadelphia Eagles - Luke Joeckel OT/Texas A&M
With so many questions on the offensive line and if Peters can return healthy, the Eagles have to address the tackle position. As of right now their head coaching position is still open and it’s unsure what defensive scheme they’ll be running. With that in mind it’s probably to stay safe and pick the best player in the draft.
5. Detroit Lions - Bjoern Werner DE/Florida State
I’m still in high belief that the Lions need the top WR in this draft class, although it is pretty deep this year. They could get a top tier WR in the 2nd round. They also need a CB, but with Milliner off the board it would be a supreme reach for the next available CB’s.
6. Cleveland Browns - Jarvis Jones OLB/Georgia
With the possibility of the Browns switching back to a 3-4 defense, Jones becomes the most attractive player for them to pick. He is one of the most fiercest pass rushers in the draft and many compare him to Von Miller of the Broncos.
7. Arizona Cardinals - Mike Glennon QB/NC State
Glennon will be this year’s riser in the draft process at QB. He has great size and would fit perfectly with the receiving corps the Cardinals have in place. They would still need to draft offensive line help as well.
8. Buffalo Bills - Damontre Moore DE/Texas A&M
Even though the Bills spent a lot of money last season on the DE position, I find it hard to pass up on either Werner or Moore. Anderson didn’t have a great season and Merriman isn’t the same guy. I could see them looking QB here as well, but with Marrone as the new head coach I think Fitzpatrick could be in his plans.
9. New York Jets - Manti Te’o ILB/Notre Dame
With Scott and Harris losing a step and Ryan wanting to get his defense back to a top level unit, Te’o is a great fit for the team. I think he’s a perfect fit and would quickly turn the defense around, especially with the studs they have on the defensive line.
10. Tennessee Titans - Johnathan Hankins DT/Ohio State
The Titans lost their mojo when Albert Haynesworth left in free agency. Hankins is possibly a better prospect at DT and can turn that defense around immediately. The jury is still out on Jake Locker so QB could be an option here and the offensive line could use a lot of help as well. I just feel Hankins is too good to pass up right here.
11. San Diego Chargers - Eric Fisher OT/Central Michigan
Philip Rivers is a very good QB, but I think he should be out. The new coaching staff I’m sure will think they’re smart enough to work with Rivers and get a better result out of the team. They need to give him better protection up front and Fisher is the best tackle available.
12. Miami Dolphins - Keenan Allen WR/California
After a surprise season from the Dolphins and a very stout defense, they look to give Tannehill more weapons. Allen is the best all-around receiver and would open things up for Tannehill and Bush.
13. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Johnthan Banks CB/Mississippi State
The Buccaneers had the worst pass defense in the NFL and Banks would fill a big need. He is also a player rated high on many boards and would be a great addition to the defense. Xavier Rhodes is also an option here.
14. Carolina Panthers - Sheldon Richardson DT/Missouri
I was high on the Panthers picking a DT last season, but also liked Kuechly. They obviously made the right choice there. This year they still need a DT to give Johnson some help on the DL and a WR is needed as well.
15. New Orleans Saints - Dion Jordan DE/Oregon
The Saints defense is horrible and yes they had a lot of issues this past seasons from suspensions to injuries. Their defense is aging and they need to get pressure on opposing QB’s. Jordan could either replace Will Smith or play opposite him and give them help that’s needed.
16. St. Louis Rams - Lane Johnson OT/Oklahoma
The Rams have upgraded their defense last season and are a fierce unit. They need to work on protecting Bradford more and giving him more weapons, especially with Steven Jackson possibly retiring.
17. Pittsburgh Steelers - Barkevious Mingo OLB/LSU
Mingo is the type of player the Steelers would love to have. Their defense is getting old and Mingo dropping to them would be a gift.
18. Dallas Cowboys - Chance Warmack OG/Alabama
With Jerry Jones still in control and him being in love with Tony Romo, QB is probably not an option here again. Jones has to know that his patch work on the OL last season wasn’t good enough and he grabs the best prospect at G in the draft.
19. New York Giants - Sam Montgomery DE/LSU
Osi might be out of New York this season and JPP needs some help. The defensive line is slowing down a bit and could use help. The secondary could see a look with this pick as well.
20. Chicago Bears - D.J. Fluker OT/Alabama
The Bears biggest weakness is the offensive line and with a new coaching staff coming in they need to protect Cutler and give him more weapons.
21. Cincinnati Bengals - Robert Woods WR/USC
After an impressive campaign from the defense and upgrading the offensive line last season, the Bengals need to give Dalton more help. Sanu was coming on until his injury, but Woods would make an immediate impact and fit perfectly opposite Green.
22. St. Louis Rams (from Washington Redskins) - Tyler Eifert TE/Notre Dame
With all the picks the Rams acquired from the Redskins last season for RG3, they can go so many directions to re-building their franchise. Eifert gives Bradford a much needed safety blanket in the middle of the field and can also stretch the field with his athletic abilities.
23. Minnesota Vikings - Cordarrelle Patterson WR/Tennessee
Coming off a surprising playoff run this season on the back of Adrian Peterson, the Vikings need to give him help. Harvin is not enough and Ponder could another WR. Patterson would be a great compliment to what the Vikings have already.
24. Indianapolis Colts - Sylvester Williams DT/North Carolina
After switching to a 3-4 defense this season, they need to start building up the right players to fit. Williams would open things up for Freeney and Mathis to be more effective in this system.
25. Seattle Seahawks - Barrett Jones OL/Alabama
The Seahawks have one of the scariest defenses in the NFL and Lynch has been able to find an awful lot of rushing lanes. Upgrading the offensive line with the most versatile player available is a great move in my opinion.
26. Green Bay Packers - Kevin Minter ILB/LSU
Aaron Rodgers have been on his back more than anyone this season and Newhouse is not the answer at LT. Too bad all the top prospects at OT are off the board. The Packers will just have to settle on upgrading their horrific defense instead.
27. Houston Texans - Eric Reid S/LSU
The Texans have a great defense and one of the best, if not the best front 7. They still aren’t great in the secondary and could use either a CB or S. Reid would be a great addition to such a dangerous defense.
28. Denver Broncos - Tavon Austin WR/West Virginia
Austin is a versatile weapon that would give Manning another option in the slot with Stokley aging.
29. Baltimore Ravens * - Alec Ogletree ILB/Georgia
It’s official that Ray Lewis will retire and they find a great replacement.
30. San Francisco 49ers * - Terrence Williams WR/Baylor
I wasn’t a fan of the Jenkins pick last season and he hasn’t done much this year. Randy Moss hasn’t shown much either, yet Crabtree had a break out year. With all the talent on the team, they still need another WR for Kaepernick moving forward.
31. New England Patriots * - Da’Rick Rogers WR/Tennessee Tech
With Welker and contract issues uncertain at the moment, Belichick needs to give Brady another weapon. I would have possibly picked a CB here, but with Talib it’s no need to.
32. Atlanta Falcons * - Zach Ertz TE/Stanford
The greatest TE to ever play the game is nearing the end of his career, although his statistics aren’t showing it. Ertz would give Ryan another weapon while allowing them to move toward the future without Gonzalez.
* Subject to playoffs