1) St. Louis Rams: Sam Bradford/QB/Oklahoma
Analysis: If everything checks out well with him medically, Bradford is their
guy. They can address their other numerous needs throughout the rest of the
Needs: QB, TE, DE, TE, WLB, CB, ORT, RB
Other Possibilities: Gerald McCoy, as he seems to be the best fit for their need
at defensive tackle.
2) Detroit Lions: Gerald McCoy/DT/Oklahoma
Analysis: McCoy would be the best fit for the "3-technique" position in
Detroit's 4-3 defensive scheme.
Needs: CB, S, G, DT
Other Possibilities: Ndamukong Suh. While McCoy might be a better fit for their
scheme, Suh has more upside. Russell Okung would be the eventually successor to
starting LT Jeff Backus.
3) Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Ndamukong Suh/DT/Nebraska
Analysis: This team badly needs an upgrade for the interior of their defensive
line. Suh certainly would be that and more. While some personnel evaluators
think Suh is a better fit for the 3-4, Suh can still be very effective in the
Needs: WR, DE, CB, DT
Other Possibilities: McCoy. He fits in better in a 4-3.
4) Washington Redskins: Russell Okung/OT/Oklahoma St.
Analysis: This team badly needs to rebuild their offensive line. Okung would
replace the recently retired LT Chris Samuels.
Needs: ORT, OLT, G, WR, DE, CB
Other Possibilities: Trent Williams.
5) Kansas City Chiefs: Trent Williams/OT/Oklahoma
Analysis: This team paid a lot to QB Matt Cassel last year and now it's time to
protect him. They can then move Branden Albert to the right side.
Needs: ORT, G, OLB, TE, WR, CB, S
Other Possibilities: Eric Berry, who would be an upgrade in their secondary.
6) Seattle Seahawks: Derrick Morgan/DE/Georgia Tech
Analysis: They would have loved to get Trent Williams here, but Morgan fills a
huge need after the retirement of veteran DE Patrick Kerney.
Needs: OT, DE, SS, G, RB, WR
Other Possibilities: C.J. Spiller. While Justin Forsett proved to be a better
player than most thought last season, Spiller would be an even bigger upgrade
for their inconsistent running game.
7) Cleveland Browns: Jimmy Clausen/QB/Notre Dame
Analysis: There isn't a quarterback after Clausen that's worth taking probably
until the middle of the second round, so they have to get the right-handed
Needs: OLB, QB, RB, WR, FS
Other Possibilities: C.J. Spiller. They have to add another back in this draft.
Eric Berry. He's the most athletic defensive back in this draft and would add
major talent to their secondary.
8) Oakland Raiders: Eric Berry/S/Tennessee
Analysis: Owner Al Davis loves athletes and there is no better one from the
secondary than Berry.
Needs: DT, ORT, OLT, DE, QB
Other Possibilities: Morgan, if he drops. Trent Williams, who could fill a big
9) Buffalo Bills: C.J. Spiller/RB/Clemson
Analysis: While running back isn't a big need, getting speed at that position is
key. With Clausen and the best offensive tackles off the board, Spiller becomes
the best value there.
Needs: OLB, OLT, WR, QB
Other Possibilities: Any of the top two offensive tackles or Clausen.
10) Jacksonville Jaguars: Joe Haden/CB/Florida
Analysis: With Clausen and Morgan off the board, Haden is the next player
available at a position of need. Jacksonville simply has coverage problems that
must be solved if they are going to compete for a playoff spot in the future.
Needs: WR, QB, DE, CB
Other Possibilities: Either Clausen or Morgan. Both players would fill big
11) Denver Broncos (from Chicago Bears): Rolando McClain/LB/Alabama
Analysis: After the surprise release of veteran LB Andra Davis, ILB became a big
Needs: WR, ILB
Other Possibilities: Bryan Bulaga. He could be an upgrade over RT Ryan Harris.
12) Miami Dolphins: Brandon Graham/DE-OLB/Michigan
Analysis: Building off his great Senior Bowl week, Graham has been moving way up
draft boards. He's a great fit for Miami's 3-4 defensive scheme.
Needs: OLB, WR, FS, RB, DT
Other Possibilities: Earl Thomas. They need to add a safety after releasing
veteran Gibril Wilson last month.
13) San Francisco 49ers: Bryan Bulaga/OT/Iowa
Analysis: Here's your new starting right tackle for the 49ers.
Needs: ORT, CB, OLB, RB
Other Possibilities: Haden, Graham, or Spiller. All of those players would fill
14) Seattle Seahawks (from Denver Broncos): Earl Thomas/S/Texas
Analysis: Some personnel evaluators feel he's the best safety available in this
year's draft. Thomas would fill another need for Seattle.
Needs: OT, DE, S, G, RB, WR
Other Possibilities: Bulaga would have been an instant starter for them. Graham
also could have filled a need.
15) New York Giants: Mike Iupati/OL/Idaho
Analysis: Iupati's versatility will be an attraction to the Giants. He could
eventually take over at LG down the road for starter Rich Seubert.
Needs: G, DE
Other Possibilities: Jason Pierre-Paul. He would fill a depth need at defensive
16) Tennessee Titans: Jason Pierre-Paul/DE/South Florida
Analysis: They have no proven pass rushers at defensive end. While Pierre-Paul
is kind of raw as a pass rusher, his skill set is huge.
Needs: DE, CB
Other Possibilities: Kyle Wilson, who would fill a big need.
17) San Francisco 49ers (from Carolina Panthers): Kyle Wilson/CB/Boise
Analysis: Veteran CB Nate Clements isn't the player he once was. CB Shawntae Spencer is a questionable starter. Wilson would be an upgrade over Spencer.
Needs: ORT, CB, OLB, RB
Other Possibilities: Graham, should he drop, would be a great fit.
18) Pittsburgh Steelers: Maurkice Pouncey/C/Florida
Analysis: League sources said that veteran C Justin Hartwig, who turns 32 in
November, looks to be on his last legs. Pouncey would be his replacement.
Needs: WR, C, G, CB, DE
Other Possibilities: Dan Williams. They need an eventual replacement for veteran
DE Aaron Smith. Williams is a good fit for a 3-4 scheme. If Iupati drops, he
certainly would be a serious consideration here.
19) Atlanta Falcons: Jermaine Gresham/TE/Oklahoma
Analysis: General manager Tom Dimitroff is always thinking outside the box.
Veteran TE Tony Gonzalez turned 34 earlier this year. Gresham would be his
Needs: DE, CB
Other Possibilities: Devin McCourty. Cornerback still is a big need despite the
team adding veteran Dunta Robinson.
20) Houston Texans: Devin McCourty/CB/Rutgers
Analysis: They must replace former starting CB Dunta Robinson.
Needs: CB, RB
Other Possibilities: Ryan Mathews. Mathews would fill a huge need at running
21) Cincinnati Bengals: Sergio Kindle/DE-OLB/Texas
Analysis: They need to keep adding quality pass rushers to their defense. He can
also line up at SLB.
Needs: WR, CB, TE, LB
Other Possibilities: McCourty makes some sense here. The team needs depth at
22) New England Patriots: Jerry Hughes/DE-OLB/TCU
Analysis: Here's your replacement for veteran OLB Adalius Thomas. Hughes might
be the best "tweener" in this year's draft. He would fit in well in New
England's 3-4 defensive scheme.
Needs: WR, TE, OLB, DE
Other Possibilities: Kindle, Everson Griffen, DeMaryius Thomas. All three of
those players would fill a need.
23) Green Bay Packers: Anthony Davis/OT/Rutgers
Analysis: He could be the eventual replacement for starting LT Chad Clifton.
Needs: CB, OLB, OLT
Other Possibilities: Kareem Jackson.
24) Philadelphia Eagles: Everson Griffen/DE-OLB/USC
Analysis: Head coach Andy Reid loves speed and upside. Griffen posses excellent
edge rushing skills and would get into their end rotation right away.
Needs: CB, FS, DL
Other Possibilities: Any of the top-four cornerbacks that slipped would be a
stronger consideration than Griffen. Also, keep an eye on UCLA DT Brian Price.
He's the kind of disruptive force that Philadelphia needs on their defensive
25) Baltimore Ravens: Dez Bryant/WR/Oklahoma St.
Analysis: They badly needed another playmaker at receiver and Bryant is it.
Great value here.
Needs: CB, DE, WR, ILB, FS, TE
Other Possibilities: Demaryius Thomas, Jared Odrick.
26) Arizona Cardinals: Rodger Saffold/OL/Indiana
Analysis: Arizona wants to get back to power running, so they need to add a
solid offensive lineman like Saffold.
Needs: ORT, ILB, CB, WR
Other Possibilities: Demaryius Thomas.
27) Dallas Cowboys: Charles Brown/OT/USC
Analysis: They must get a replacement for recently released LT Flozell Adams.
Brown would be an upgrade over Doug Free.
Needs: OLT, FS, SS
Other Possibilities: Taylor Mays.
28) San Diego Chargers: Ryan Mathews/RB/Fresno St.
Analysis: Greg Cosell of NFL Films calls him one of the two best power backs in
this draft. Mathews would fill a huge need at the position.
Needs: RB, NT
Other Possibilities: Jahvid Best.
29) New York Jets: Ricky Sapp/DE-OLB/Clemson
Analysis: Sapp will transition to OLB at the next level and they badly need
pass-rushing help on the outside.
Needs: OLB, DE, WR, CB
Other Possibilities: Demaryius Thomas, Patrick Robinson. They need to add one
more quality cornerback out of this draft. Keep in mind Antonio Cromartie is on
the final year of his rookie deal.
30) Minnesota Vikings: Patrick Robinson/CB/Florida St.
Analysis: He should be able to play right away. Considering starting CB Cedric Griffin is no sure thing coming back from ACL surgery, the team must add a
cornerback high in this year's draft.
Needs: DT, OLT, CB
Other Possibilities: Brian Price, Jared Odrick.
31) Indianapolis Colts: Koa Misi/DE-OLB/Utah
Analysis: He had a strong Senior Bowl week and NFL combine workout. Misi would
fill a pass-rushing depth void.
Needs: CB, DE, G
32) New Orleans Saints: Taylor Mays/S/USC
Analysis: The question here is, can Mays play free safety at the next level?
Needs: SLB, FS
Other Possibilities: Sean Weatherspoon. However, he's more of a WLB, and they
have a need at SLB.