The Ravens have won the Super Bowl and are sending Ray Lewis out on top. The combine is less than a few weeks away and many of the top prospects are moving up and down the boards. There is no clear cut #1 player or #1 QB in this draft so it should be interesting coming down the stretch.
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1. Kansas City Chiefs - Geno Smith QB/West Virginia
I really believe that Andy Reid will go QB here unless Brandon Albert leaves via free agency. In that scenario, the 1st pick will go to either Luke Joeckel or Eric Fisher who’s been climbing up the board.
2. Jacksonville Jaguars - Bjoern Werner DE/Florida State
Werner is almost in the same mold of Babin who they felt highly of when they claimed him off waivers. Babin is going to be 33 by the beginning of the season and Werner is one of the top pass rushers in this draft.
3. Oakland Raiders - Star Lotulelei DT/Utah
Seymour and Bryant are both free agents and Kelly is getting up there in age as well. Lotulelei is one of the top prospects in this draft and fits a major need. If he is unavailable Milliner is the next best thing.
4. Philadelphia Eagles - Dee Milliner CB/Alabama
The Eagles will let DRC walk as a free agent and just start over. This is a deep draft of pass rushers and I think they’ll look at one in the 2nd or trade up to get their guy late in the 1st.
Previous pick: Dion Jordan
5. Detroit Lions - Damontre Moore DE/Texas A&M
With Milliner off the board and Cliff Avril most likely leaving during free agent, they need to upgrade their pass rush. Vanden Bosch is aging and the defense just needs to best players possible.
Previous pick: Dee Milliner
6. Cleveland Browns - Barkevious Mingo OLB/LSU
With the top CB in Milliner off the board, the Browns could look at one of the top pass rushers in the draft. The switch back to the 3-4 and the tough AFC North division has a big impact on this pick.
Previous pick: Damontre Moore
7. Arizona Cardinals - Luke Joeckel OT/Texas A&M
If Joeckel is here it’s no question that the Cardinals take him. I honestly think they’ll try to trade up if he drops past #3. This is their biggest hole and could possibly help make look their QB’s look like they know how to play.
8. Buffalo Bills - Ezekial Ansah DE/BYU
After a poor showing from the QB’s at the Senior Bowl, especially new head coach Doug Marrone’s boy Nassib the Bills will look towards the best player on their board. That could come down to a few different positions, but I think that they will go QB in the 2nd round now. Ansah also was unstoppable at the Senior Bowl.
9. New York Jets - Keenan Allen WR/California
The Jets need help on both sides of the ball. Their defense is aging and whoever the QB will be has no weapons. Stephen Hill wasn’t a good pick last year and he’s proved he still can’t catch the ball consistently. Allen is the best WR in this draft and will be an upgrade over everyone on the team.
Previous pick: Kevin Minter
10. Tennessee Titans - Eric Fisher OT/Central Michigan
Landing Fisher at this point would be a huge plus with his rise of draft boards. They could also look at Chance Warmack at this position as well. Their offensive line was so bad last season, Chris Johnson said so himself.
Previous pick: Johnathan Hankins
11. San Diego Chargers - Jarvis Jones OLB/Georgia
Both Shaun Phillips and Antwan Barnes are free agents and the Chargers drafted Melvin Ingram last season. Yet, Jones is too good to pass up at this point. His stock has fallen due to the red flags on his health, but a pairing of Jones and Ingram could be dangerous moving forward.
Previous pick: Eric Fisher
12. Miami Dolphins - Cordarrelle Patterson WR/Tennessee
After a surprise season from the Dolphins and a very stout defense, they look to give Tannehill more weapons. The Dolphins need to give Tannehill more weapons and with Brian Hartline and Reggie Bush as free agents, decisions must be made.
Previous pick: Keenan Allen
13. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Xavier Rhodes CB/Florida State
After Milliner, it’s a toss up for the 2nd best CB in the draft. Nonetheless, the Bucs need to figure out who their guy is and draft him. It’s their biggest need and it’ll come down to Rhodes, Banks and Trufant.
Previous pick: Johnthan Banks
14. Carolina Panthers - Kenny Vaccaro S/Texas
The Panthers can go in a couple directions with this pick. Cam Newton needs a new shiny toy to throw the ball to and the defense needs a DT and S. Nakamura was embarrassed weekly last season and Vaccaro or Reid could be the pick here.
15. New Orleans Saints - Sheldon Richardson DT/Missouri
The Saints need all types of help on the defensive side of the ball. They need a pass rush, but they also need quality interior linemen. Richardson is a great pick at this point and would only help.
Previous pick: Barkevious Mingo
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 - Kevin Minter ILB/LSU
The Steelers need to upgrade their offensive line and linebacking corps. The top LT’s are off the board and Minter is a perfect type of player to come to Pittsburgh and contribute immediately.
Previous pick: Jarvis Jones
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 - Shariff Floyd DT/Florida
Osi is probably on his way out this off-season and Tuck just needs to get back on track. Floyd could come in and be a disruptive force that could open things up for JPP and whoever else they have playing DE.
Previous pick: Sheldon Richardson
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 - Justin Hunter 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. Hunter would be a great compliment to what the Vikings have already.
Previous pick: Cordarelle Patterson
24. Indianapolis Colts - Dion Jordan OLB/Oregon
With Freeney on his way out, the Colts need to upgrade their pass rush. After switching to a 3-4 defense last season, they have to start getting the right players to fit.
Previous pick: Shariff Floyd
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 - Manti Te’o ILB/Notre Dame
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. 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.
30. New England Patriots - Desmond Trufant CB/Washington
With Talib as a free agent and the way Flacco dismantled their secondary in the 2nd half of the conference championships, they need the best CB available. A WR is also a need with Welker probably on his way out and no other options.
Previous pick: Xavier Rhodes
31. San Francisco 49ers - DeAndre Hopkins WR/Clemson
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.
Previous pick: Justin Hunter
32. Baltimore Ravens - Johnathan Hankins DT/Ohio State
After winning the Super Bowl, the Ravens have a legit reason to draft the best player available. Hankins isn’t a need, but he is a great option.
Previous pick: Alec Ogletree