1.Kansas City- Luke Joeckel/OT (Texas A&M): I happen to think this pick should be Geno Smith. However, ESPN’s Bill Williamson reported recently that “unless something seriously” changes, the Chiefs will pass on a quarterback with pick No. 1. Honestly, I don’t think anybody else besides Geno Smith or Luke Joeckel makes sense. Since most of the time when a team takes a quarterback in the first, they take a receiver or tackle in the second as help. Thus, I’ll assume that they will go the opposite route here. Joeckel will be a big asset to whomever they draft/sig/trade for at quarterback.
2. Jacksonville- Demontre Moore/DE (Texas A&M): This could also be Geno Smith. Honestly, Jacksonville could use help at pretty much every position, so they will likely just go BPA here. Depending on whom you ask, that BPA could be Geno Smith, Demontre Moore, Bjoern Werner, or Star Lotulelei. All are good players, but I think the pre-draft process will solidify Moore as the best of them.
3. Oakland- Star Lotulelei/DT (Utah): Lotulelei is one of the best defensive tackle prospects in years, and theRaiders could use him. Richard Seymour and Desmond Bryant are free agents, and Tommie Kelly is a bum.
4. Philadelphia- Geno Smith/QB (West Virginia): I think the only way Philly drafts a quarterback at 4 is if Smith falls, which he does in this scenario. Let me clear this up: Smith is NOT a scrambling type quarterback like a lot of people seem to think. He is a pocket passer with alright mobility. I’m not sure where that misconception came from, although I can guess. Anyway, that means he wouldn’t be the type of quarterback who fits Chip Kelly’s Oregon offense, but if he wants that type, he’ll probably just keep Michael Vick for a couple years until he can draft Marcus Mariota. Nick Foles is good, but I think Kelly will want a guy of his own.
5. Detroit- Bjoern Werner/DE (Florida St.): I’ve heard chatter of the Lions looking at Dee Milliner here, but with a big need at DE (Avril and Vanden Bosch won’t both be back) Werner would probably be too good to pass up. Despite a weak overall draft class, there is a bevy of defensive end talent in the first round.
6. Cleveland- Barkevious Mingo/OLB (LSU): Cleveland is switching to a 3-4, so a pure 3-4 pass rusher like Mingo will appeal to them. Their offense really should be a higher priority, but when switching to a new system, teams usually draft players to fit it.
7. Arizona- Eric Fisher/OT (Central Michigan): As a Rams fan this pick pains me. Before anything else, Arizona needs to secure a franchise quarterback and a franchise left tackle. Here, they take the latter. Fisher is a riser who will probably find himself in the top 10 when all is said and done.
8. Buffalo- Mike Glennon/QB (N.C. State): First, let me say that I think Matt Barkley, after teams look at his tape, will very possibly return to be the #2 quarterback. Right now though, teams like Glennon. His talent is fantastic; he just needs to put it all together. Buffalo has stated its intentions to draft their franchise guy.
9. New York Jets- Jarvis Jones/OLB (Georgia): I recommend reading Charlie Campbell’s piece on why Jones will fall out of the top 5. A new walterfootball mock today actually had him falling to 17. I actually wouldn’t rule that out, but I think this is more likely his range. The Jets couldn’t get to the quarterback last year, and in a division with Tom Brady and then (probably) two young guys at quarterback for their other two divisional foes, that is of the essence. Jones’s talent belongs in the top 3, but GMs will get scared off and the Jets will get a bargain.
10. Tennessee- Dee Milliner/CB (Alabama): Teams love Milliner and he could go as high as 5, so the Titans get a bargain here that fills a big need. The Titans could arguably use interior line help the most, but unless they want to reach for Chance Warmack, they will have to wait.
11. San Diego- Ezekiel Ansah/OLB (BYU): The Chargers should trade up for Eric Fisher or down for Lane Johnson. I don’t do trades in my mocks until later though, so here I have them going rush linebacker, which is a position they really should consider. Shaun Phillips is aging (and I think a free agent?) and none of their other guys are all that dynamic. Ansah’s stock is skyrocketing after a fabulous Senior Bowl.
12. Miami- Kenny Vaccaro/S (Texas): Speaking of prospect whose stocks are skyrocketing, the Dolphins take Kenny Vaccaro here. The Dolphins are looking to extend Reshad Jones, so if they really do sign Greg Jennings, they might not want to pay to re-sign Chris Clemons, especially with such a strong safety class.
13. Tampa Bay- Jonathan Banks/CB (Mississippi St.): This was my easiest pick of the whole thing. Not only does Banks fit a need and the range, but a report I read says he “has fans” in the Bucs FO. If Banks is there, it would have to be a weird scenario for the Bucs to pass him up.
14. Carolina- Jonathan Hankins/DT (Ohio St.): Last year the Panthers were satisfied with their tackle rotation, but this year proved that they have much room for improvement. Besides, Hankins is BPA here.
15. New Orleans- Dion Jordan/OLB (Oregon): New Orleans is switching to the 3-4 and needs to acquire the proper personnel. They should take advantage of the strong pass rushing prospects in the first round this year.
16. St. Louis- Keenan Allen/WR (Cal): Let’s be honest, there’s a lot of different ways to go with this pick. If an Eric Fisher or Kenny Vaccaro falls here, that’s who it will be, but I wouldn’t bet on that. In this scenario, you have to believe it’s Chance Warmack or the consensus top receiver. Cordarrelle Patterson could easily overtake that spot, but right now I still see it as Allen. I agree, the Rams definitely don’t have to take a receiver early, I’ve been saying that from the start. They will probably at least consider it though, especially if Danny can’t be resigned. They won’t give up on Brian Quick, nor should they, but it wouldn’t be illogical to bring in a dynamic #1 guy to form a really solid receiving rotation.
17. Pittsburgh- John Jenkins/NT (Georgia): This might be a wee bit high for Jenkins right now. That being said, unless a pass rusher falls, Jenkins is the most logical choice. Casey Hampton is probably done in Pittsburgh, and they could use a new anchor for their defensive line.
18. Dallas- Chance Warmack/G (Alabama): Since Dallas is switching to a 4-3 defense, this is probably the only scenario where they don’t draft defense. Dallas has a big weak spot on the interior line, and the special talent Warmack would be too good to pass up at 18.
19. New York Giants- Lane Johnson/OT (Oklahoma): This pick used to be tough for me, but Lane Johnson’s awesome Senior Bowl made it easier. The Giants have a big problem at tackle, and Johnson fits this range like a glove.
20 . Chicago- Manti Te’o/ILB (Notre Dame): Let me clear this up right away. I have no idea if this is the right spot in the draft for Te’o. The fact that he got “catfished” is bizarre in an unprecedented way, so I have no idea what it will do to his draft stock. The Bears might instead go with Alec Ogletree here, but something about Te’o in a Bears uniform seems right.
21. Cincinnati- Alec Ogletree/ILB (Georgia): The Bengals need linebacker help, especially in the middle. Rey Maualuga is a free agent, and will probably be allowed to walk because he isn’t that good. Alec Ogletree or Manti Te’o would be good ideas in the first round. Most of their other needs involve re-signing the talent they already have.
22. St. Louis [from Washington]- Jon Cooper/G (UNC): This would be a good spot for a trade-down if it happened. I think much of the remaining cap space will be spent on either a top-notch tackle or guard, and whichever one we don’t sign we will draft for in the first two rounds. In this case, let’s assume the signee is a tackle. Jon Cooper is on the rise and presents good value here. His ability to play guard or center means he is versatile, and he has good athleticism for his size. They could just as well draft Warmack at 16 and wait for a receiver here if they want one, but most GMs would rather wait on interior line talent over receiver (an alternative option would be Warmack/Cordarrelle Patterson).
23. Minnesota- Cordarrelle Patterson/WR (Tennessee): The thing I remember most from the Rams/Vikings game was the Rams looking awesome in run protection for the first two drives, then getting trounced by one AP. The second thing I remember was that Christian Ponder would be a lot better if he had some targets. Kyle Rudolph is awesome at tight end, and Jerome Simpson is ok, although they might not even bring him back. That’s pretty much it since Percy Harvin has struggled with injury and also might not be back. Patterson has a sky-high ceiling and would be great for the Vikings offense.
24. Indianapolis- Sam Montgomery/OLB (LSU): It will be weird to see Dwight Freeney in a different uniform, but it looks like that’s what’s going to happen. Here’s a replacement to fill that void long-term. Montgomery’s stock has fallen, but there’s still no denying his talent.
25. Seattle- Sheldon Richardson/DT (Missouri): This would be a huge break for our friends the Seahawks. Richardson could go way higher than this but falls here purely due to circumstance. The one place on defense the Seahawks could really stand to improve is the interior line. Richardson is athletic but can still stop the run effectively.
26. Green Bay- Justin Hunter/WR (Tennessee): Another guy it will be weird to see in another uniform is Greg Jennings, who just put his house up for sale. The Packers do have other good receivers, but with no lineman worth taking here, they might as well take the good value in front of them and get Aaron Rodgers another weapon.
27. Houston- Kevin Minter/ILB (LSU): I wrestled with the idea of going receiver here, but ultimately, the second round talent at receiver is better than inside linebacker. Not only is Brian Cushing coming off an injury, he needs someone beside him.
28. Denver- Sharrif Floyd/DT (Florida): The circumstancial fall of defensive tackles pays off for Denver here. Since they play Derek Wolfe on the outside, there is still a big hole in the interior of the defensive line, and Floyd is fantastic value at 28.
29. New England- Tavon Austin/WR/KR (West Virginia): The Pats need some young blood at the wide receiver position. Since Wes Welker is quite possibly as good as gone, Austin fits the bill as a slot man with versatility. Austin in a Pats uniform just makes too much sense.
30. Atlanta- Alex Okafor/DE (Texas): Ray Edwards was a bad signing in the first place, and now he’s gone. TheFalcons are in desperate need of some pass rushing help across from John Abraham. Anyone who watched Texas vs Oregon State knows that Alex Okafor is a brute. His stock is on the way up.
31. San Francisco- Margus Hunt/DE (SMU): And the Niners get a successor for Justin Smith. Hunt, an Estonian shot-putter, has drawn a ton of intrigue in the pre-draft process. He also blocked about 7000 kicks while at SMU. Man, I need to stop this streak of drafting my favorite prospects to our divisional opponents.
32. Baltimore- Matt Elam/S (Florida): It’s very uncertain if Ed Reed will still be a Raven next year. I’m sure theRavens would be very happy with Matt Elam as a replacement. Elam had an outstanding career at Florida and looks like the clear second best safety in a strong class
33. Jacksonville- Matt Barkley/QB (USC)
34. Kansas City- Tyler Wilson/QB (Arkansas)
35. Philadelphia- Jesse Williams/NT (Alabama)
36. Detroit- Xavier Rhodes/CB (Florida St.)
37. Cincinnati [from Oakland]- Giovani Bernard/RB (UNC)
38. Arizona-E.J. Manuel/QB (Florida St.)
39. New York Jets- D.J. Fluker/OT (Alabama)
40. Tennessee- Barrett Jones/C (Alabama)
41. Buffalo- Terrance Williams/WR (Baylor)
42. Miami- Desmond Trufant/CB (Washington)
43. Tampa Bay- Tyler Eifert/TE (Notre Dame)
44. Carolina- Dallas Thomas/OL (Tennessee)
45. San Diego- Jordan Poyer/CB (Oregon St.)
46. St. Louis- Zach Ertz/TE (Stanford)
47. Dallas- Kawann Short/DT (Purdue)
48. Pittsburgh- Eddie Lacy/RB (Alabama)
49. New York Giants- David Amerson/CB (N.C. State)
50. Chicago- Larry Warford/G (Kentucky)
51. Washington- Eric Reid/S (LSU)
52. Minnesota- Bennie Logan/DT (LSU)
53. Cincinnati- Tony Jefferson/S (Oklahoma)
54. Miami [from Indianapolis]- DeAndre Hopkins/WR (Clemson)
55.Green Bay- Andre Ellington/RB (Clemson)
56. Seattle- Robert Woods/WR (USC)
57. Houston- Quinton Patton/WR (Louisiana Tech)
58. Denver- Arthur Brown/LB (Kansas St.)
59. New England- Logan Ryan/CB (Rutgers)
60.Atlanta- Jordan Reed/TE (Florida)
61. San Francisco- Tank Carradine/OLB (Florida St.)
62. Baltimore- Da’Rick Rogers/WR (Tennesse Tech)
63. Kansas City- Aaron Dobson/WR (Marshall)
64. Jacksonville- Will Davis/CB (Utah St.)
65. Detroit- T.J. McDonald/S (USC)
66. Oakland- Khaseem Greene/OLB (Rutgers)
67. Philadelphia-Kyle Long/OT (Oregon)
68. Cleveland- Ryan Nassib/QB (Syracuse)
69. Arizona- Montee Ball/RB (Wisconsin)
70. Tennessee- Justin Pugh/G (Syracuse)
71. Buffalo- Datone Jones/DE (UCLA)
72. New York Jets- Tyler Bray/QB (Tennessee)
73. Tampa Bay- Gerald Hodges/OLB (Penn St.)
74. San Francisco [from Carolina]- Baccari Rambo/S (Georgia)
75. New Orleans- Menelik Watson/OT (Florida St.)
76. San Diego- Mike Gillislee/RB (Florida)
77. Miami- Travis Kelce/TE (Cincinnati)
78. St. Louis- Phillip Thomas/S (Fresno St.)
79. Pittsburgh – Markus Wheaton/WR (Oregon St.)
80. Dallas- Oday Aboushi/OT (Virginia)
81. New York Giants- Jon Bostic/ILB (Florida)
82. Miami [from Chicago]- Brandon Williams/DT (Missouri Southern St.)
83. Minnesota- Chase Thomas/OLB (Stanford)
84. Cincinnati- Chris Faulk/OT (LSU)
85. Washington- Robert Alford/CB (Southeastern Louisiana)
86. Indianapolis- Sylvester Williams/NT (UNC)
87. Seattle- Brennan Williams/OT (UNC)
88. Green Bay- Travis Frederick/C (Wisconsin)
89. Houston- Xavier Nixon/OT (Florida)
90. Denver- Blidi Wreh-Wilson/CB (UConn)
91. New England- Corey Lemonier/DE (Auburn)
92. Atlanta- Stepfan Taylor/RB (Stanford)
93. San Francisco- Cobi Hamilton/WR (Arkansas)
94. Baltimore- David Quessenberry/OT (San Jose St.)
95. Jacksonville- Sean Porter/OLB (Texas A&M)
96. Kansas City- Kiko Alonso/ILB (Oregon)
97. Oakland- Jamar Taylor/CB (Boise St.)
98. Philadelphia- Leon McFadden/CB (San Diego St.)
99. Minnesota [from Detroit]- Alvin Bailey/G (Arkansas)
100. Arizona- Devin Taylor/OLB (South Carolina)
101. Cleveland- William Gholston/DE (Michigan St.)
102. Buffalo – Jonathan Cyprien/S (Florida International)
103. New York Jets- Joseph Randle/RB (Oklahoma St.)
104. Tennessee- Dion Sims/TE (Michigan St.)
105. Carolina- Nickell Robey/CB (USC)
106. New Orleans- Robert Lester/S (Alabama)
107. San Diego- David Bakhtiari/OT (Colorado)
108. Miami- Ricky Wagner/OT (Wisconsin)
109. Tampa Bay- Joe Kruger/DE (Utah)
110. St. Louis- Zaviar Gooden/OLB (Missouri)
111. Dallas- Brian Schwenke/C (Cal)
112. Pittsburgh- Brandon Jenkins/OLB (Florida St.)
113. New York Giants- Joseph Fauria/TE (UCLA)
114. Chicago- Levine Toilolo/TE (Stanford)
115. Cincinnati- Jelani Jenkins/OLB (Florida)
116. Washington- Marquise Goodwin/WR (Texas)
117. Minnesota- Stedman Bailey/WR (West Virginia)
118. Indianapolis- Tyrann Mathieu/CB (LSU)
119. Green Bay- Michael Buchanan/OLB (Illinois)
120. Seattle- Mallaciah Goodman/DE (Clemson)
121. Houston- Shawn Williams/S (Georgia)
122. Denver- Jonathan Franklin/RB (UCLA)
123. Tampa Bay [from New England]- Kenny Stills/WR (Oklahoma)
124. Atlanta- Akeem Spence/DT (Illinois)
125. San Francisco- Tharold Simon/CB (LSU)
126. Baltimore- Kevin Reddick/ILB (UNC)
127. Kansas City- Darius Slay/CB (Mississippi St.)
128. Jacksonville- Denard Robinson/WR (Michigan)
129. Philadelphia- J.J. Wilcox/S (Georgia Southern)
130. Detroit- Ryan Swope/WR (Texas A&M)
131. Oakland- Landry Jones/QB (Oklahoma)
132. Cleveland- Aaron Mellette/WR (Elon)
133. Arizona- Dwayne Gratz/CB (UConn)
134. New York Jets- Josh Evans/S (Florida)
135. Tennessee- D.J. Swearinger/S (South Carolina)
136. Buffalo- Hugh Thornton/G (Illinois)
137. New Orleans- Jordan Hill/DL (Penn St.)
138. San Diego- Ryan Otten/TE (San Jose St.)
139. Miami- Marcus Lattimore/RB (South Carolina)
140. Tampa Bay- Everett Dawkins/DT (Florida St.)
141. Carolina- J.C. Tretter/G (Cornell)
142. St. Louis- David Bass/DE (Missouri Western St.)
143. Pittsburgh- John Boyett/S (Oregon)
144. Dallas- Jamie Collins/OLB (Southern Miss)
145. New York Giants- Trevardo Williams/OLB (UConn)
146. Chicago- Brian Winters/OT (Kent St.)
147. Washington- Travis Long/OLB (Washington St.)
148. Minnesota- Nico Johnson/ILB (Alabama)
149. Cincinnati- Khaled Holmes/C (USC)
150. San Francisco [from Indianapolis]- Mario Benavides/C (Louisville)
151. Seattle- Vance McDonald/TE (Rice)
152. Green Bay- Gavin Escobar/TE (San Diego State)
153. Houston- Omoregie Uzzi/G (Georgia Tech)
154. Denver- Conner Vernon/WR (Duke)
155. Washington [from New England]- Bruce Taylor/ILB (Virginia Tech)
156. Atlanta- T.J. Johnson/C (South Carolina)
157. San Francisco- Jawan Jamison/RB (Rutgers)
158. Baltimore- Terry Hawthorne/CB (Illinois)
159. Jacksonville- Le’Veon Bell/RB (Michigan St.)
160. Kansas City- Chris Harper/WR (Kansas St.)
161. Detroit- Sio Moore/OLB (UConn)
162. Oakland- Michael Williams/TE (Alabama)
163. Philadelphia- Braxston Cave/C (Notre Dame)
164. Arizona- Kenny Ladler/S (Vanderbilt)
165. Cleveland- Sanders Commings/CB (Georgia)
166. Minnesota [from Tennessee ]- Matt Scott/QB (Arizona)
167. Buffalo- A.J. Klein/ILB (Iowa St.)
168. New York Jets- Jasper Collins/WR (Mt. Union)
169. San Diego- Jeff Baca/G (UCLA)
170. San Francisco [from Miami]- Chris Gragg/TE (Arkansas)
171. Tampa Bay- Christine Michael/RB (Texas A&M)
172. Carolina- Marquess Wilson/WR (Washington St.)
173. New Orleans- Kwame Geathers/NT (Georgia)
174. St. Louis- Kenjon Barner/RB (Oregon)
175. Dallas- John Simon/DE (Ohio St.)
176. Pittsburgh- Demontre Hurst/CB (Oklahoma)
177. New York Giants- Quanterus Smith/DE (Western Kentucky)
178. Chicago- Michael Mauti/OLB (Penn St.)
179. Minnesota- Adrian Bushell/CB (Louisville)
180. Cincinnati- Tavarres King/WR (Georgia)
181. Washington- Kapron Lewis-Moore/DE (Notre Dame)
182. Indianapolis- Cyril Richardson/G (Baylor)
183. Green Bay- Manase Foketi/OT (West Texas A&M)
184. Seattle- Nick Florence/QB (Baylor)
186. Houston- Stansly Maponga/OLB (TCU)
187. Denver- Duke Williams/S (Nevada)
188. Cincinnati [from New England]- B.W. Webb/CB (William & Mary)
188. Atlanta- Tom Wort/LB (Oklahoma)
189. San Francisco- Caleb Sturgis/K (Florida)
190. Baltimore- Graham Pocic/C (Illinois)
191. Kansas City- Baker Steinkuhler/DE (Nebraska)
192. Jacksonville- Michael Clay/OLB (Oregon)
193. Oakland- Alonzo Highsmith/OLB (Arkansas)
194. Philadelphia- Wes Horton/OLB (USC)
195. Detroit- Cierre Wood/RB (Notre Dame)
196. Cleveland- Mychal Rivera/TE (Tennessee)
197. Arizona- Blaize Foltz/G (TCU)
198. Seattle [from Buffalo]- Jake Knott/OLB (Iowa St.)
199. New York Jets- Jake Stoneburner/TE (Oho St.)
200. Tennessee- Ray Graham/RB (Pitt)
201. Miami- Dalton Freeman/C (Clemson)
202. New England [from Tampa Bay]- Marcus Davis/WR (Virginia Tech)
203. Carolina- Earl Wolff/S (N.C. State)
204. New Orleans- Dayne Crist/QB (Kansas)
205. San Diego- Ace Sanders/WR (South Carolina)
206. St. Louis- Micah Hyde/CB (Iowa)
207. Pittsburgh- Philip Lutzenkirchen/TE (Auburn)
208. Miami [from Dallas]- Darrington Sentimore/DE (Tennessee)
209. New York Giants- Brandon Kaufman/WR (Eastern Washington)
210. Chicago- Alec Lemon/WR (Syracuse)
211. San Francisco [from Cincinnati]- Jordan Rodgers/QB (Vanderbilt)
212. Washington- Prentiss Wagner/S (Tennessee)
213. Minnesota- Alex Hurst/OT (LSU)
214. Philadelphia [from Indianapolis]- Zach Sudfeld/TE (Nevada)
215. Seattle- Dustin Hopkins/K (Florida St.)
216. Green Bay- Earl Watford/G (James Madison)
217. Houston- Lonnie Pryor/FB (Florida St.)
218. Denver- Montori Hughes/DT (Tennessee-Martin)
219. New England- Zeke Motta/S (Notre Dame)
220. Atlanta- Johnny Adams/CB (Michigan St.)
221. San Francisco- Marc Anthony/CB (Cal)
222. Baltimore- Mike Taylor/LB (Wisconsin)
Notable undrafted FAs the Rams would look into: Brad Sorenson/QB (Southern Utah), Zach Line/FB (SMU), Trent Steelman/WR (Army), Terron Armstead/OT (Arkansas-Pine Bluff), Braden hanson/G (BYU), Larry Black, Jr. (Indiana), Will Pericak/DE (Colorado), Etienne Sabino/LB (Ohio St.) Bradley McDougald/S (Kansas), Mike Edwards/CB/KR (Hawaii)