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No more reasons to beat around the bush. I'll just get right into it.

 

1. Miami Dolphins - Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford (Last week - Luck)

 

I'll admit, I was a little hesitant on Luck, thinking he was overrated. However, I caught the second half of the Stanford-USC game and Luck is everything people claim he is. He had great composure following his pick 6 and led Stanford back to tie the game and eventually the win. He's the real deal and probably one of the safest QB picks in recent memory.

 

2. Indianapolis Colts - Matt Barkley, QB, USC (Last week - Barkley)

 

Lost in Andrew Luck's performance Saturday was Barkley's - 28 for 45 for 284 yards with 3 TDs and 1 INT. While not eye-popping numbers, they are very close to Luck's numbers. Scouts and teams are always high on USC QBs and I think this year will be just like the rest. I don't think he's the answer in Indianapolis, but they need a better future QB because Painter isn't it.

 

3. St. Louis Rams - Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State (Last week - Kalil)

 

The Rams looked much more like the team we thought they'd be on Sunday and I expect that to carry on going forward. The offense still lacks some explosion and Blackmon is just that. Steven Jackson is Mr. Consistent and adding Blackmon solidifies the pass game.

 

4. Arizona Cardinals - Alshon Jeffrey, WR, South Carolina (Last week - Blackmon)

 

The Cardinals showed flashes of what they could be this week against the Ravens, but them showed them what they are right now by choking away that lead. The Cardinals went stagnant offensively and adding Jeffrey or Blackmon would put them right back where they were with Boldin/Fitzgerald.

 

5. Carolina Panthers - Jerel Worthy, DT, Michigan State (Last week - Coples)

 

The Panthers offense is clicking as well as they could have imagined. The defense? Not so much. They could use some secondary help, but they can get that later in the draft. Right now, get some help in the middle of the line and take one of the best available players.

 

6. Jacksonville Jaguars - Matt Kalil, OT, USC (Last week - Jeffrey)

 

This is a weird spot for the Jags. They need some offensive weapons, but they can't really get them here. Instead, they'll look to add to the OL depth. Kalil is a franchise LT and it's hard to pass those up. Adding him will protect Blaine Gabbert for the future.

 

7. Minnesota Vikings - Jonathan Martin, OT, Stanford (Last week - Martin)

 

Ponder is looking more and more like the future of this Vikings team. And you obviously want to protect the future. Martin is easily the 2nd best prospect and could develop into a franchise LT. This should be a no-brainer for the Vikings.

 

8. Denver Broncos - Landry Jones, QB, Oklahoma (Last week - Richardson)

 

The Broncos are learning week-by-week that Tebow is not the QB of the future. Landry Jones is much more NFL-ready than Tebow and can come in and be a much more productive QB. The only other way to go here is Trent Richardson.

 

9. Seattle Seahawks - Quinton Coples, DE, UNC (Last week - Jones)

 

While they need a QB, I don't think Robert Griffin is worth it at this point. Instead, they simply choose best available and get the best pass rusher in the draft. This team has a lot of things wrong, including just 13 sacks on the season.

 

10. Cleveland Browns - Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame (Last week - Floyd)

 

The Browns are lacking the explosion on offense. They have a solid running game and the offensive line is good. The defense is solid, but at this spot, they need someone like Michael Floyd to add the element of a passing game to the offense.

 

11. Washington Redskins - Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor (Last week - Griffin)

 

Griffin will bring this team an element of excitement and unpredictability that neither Beck nor Grossman will ever be able to bring. The weapons are in place for this team and they just need someone to deliver the ball. Griffin will be that guy.

 

12. Dallas Cowboys - Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama (Last week - Dennard)

 

The same position, different name. The entire defense looked pretty awful Sunday and it started with the secondary, who gave up 2 TDs and have been one of the worst in the league. With Rob RYan, adding more weapons is to his arsenal will lead to good things in Big D.

 

13. Philadelphia Eagles - Vontaze Burfict, LB, Arizona State (Last week - Burfict)

 

The more the Eagles win, the farther they'll fall and the more likely they are to take an offensive lineman in the middle of the draft. But as of now, Burfict fits a need for this team and is a stud. He's starting to fall under the radar, but I think he'll stand out in individual workouts.

 

14. Tennessee Titans - Ryan Broyles, WR, Oklahoma (Last week - Kirkpatrick)

 

The Titans really have a solid team and a solid future with Locker. The defense is more than adequate and they do have weapons offensively. However, they could use another WR. Britt is a great WR and Broyles will complement him very well and give Locker two great weapons for the future.

 

15. San Diego Chargers - Zach Brown, LB, North Carolina (Last week - Worthy)

 

This team is repeatedly a team of underachievers and they are doing the same this year. They may break out of the funk, but if not, they'll get a quality LB to add to this defense that already is statistically the best in the league overall.

 

16. NY Jets - Courtney Upshaw, DE/OLB, Alabama (Last week - Jenkins)

 

The Jets are always looking for ways to bolster the defense and the one thing you could say they don't have enough of is pass rushers. Upshaw is just that. He's the best DE in the draft and the Jets getting him at 16 is a steal.

 

Part 2 to come Wednesday
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November 1, 2011  02:02 AM ET

The Colts need a great running back once Peyton is back, the kid from Bama would be a better choice IMO. Draft a QB in the later rounds.

November 1, 2011  08:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

The Colts need a great running back once Peyton is back, the kid from Bama would be a better choice IMO. Draft a QB in the later rounds.

While I agree they need a RB, they've drafted one in two of the last 3 drafts, so I can't see them doing it again

November 1, 2011  10:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

While I agree they need a RB, they've drafted one in two of the last 3 drafts, so I can't see them doing it again

Exactly! They can buy a RB that Peyton can make look good, should they decide they need one. They are in perfect position this year to get the Manning successor.

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November 1, 2011  06:53 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

So Trent Richardson drops out of your top 15?

Yea...saw that...went from possible 8 at Denver to out of the top 15....WTF???

November 1, 2011  07:01 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

So Trent Richardson drops out of your top 15?

Who do you see drafting him here?

November 1, 2011  07:12 PM ET

I do think Richardson is a top 15 pick, but overall,I don't have many beefs. My biggest one is I can't see Matt Barkley going in the top 3.

November 1, 2011  09:35 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

I do think Richardson is a top 15 pick, but overall,I don't have many beefs. My biggest one is I can't see Matt Barkley going in the top 3.

I could see it happening. Teams reach at QB all the time.

Plus. players draft stock rise/fall significantly between the NCG (we're not even there yet) and the April Draft. I can see a QB like Matt Barkley flying up teams draft boards simply due to the importance of the QB position and team needs.

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November 2, 2011  04:29 AM ET
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XI will say i'm anxious to tomorrows list, to see where Richardson drops and to see who you have the Bengals selecting, not once but twice in what I think is one of the deepest drafts in a while.

Agreed. IMO this draft will be deep, but how can you pass up on a player that can run like AP and catch the ball better than most NFL RBs that are already in the league is beyond me....

November 2, 2011  12:16 PM ET

Courtney Upshaw would be a fine fit with Gang Green.

November 2, 2011  05:00 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

I do think Richardson is a top 15 pick, but overall,I don't have many beefs. My biggest one is I can't see Matt Barkley going in the top 3.

My biggest one is that I can't see Devon Still going outside the top 32.

November 2, 2011  10:13 PM ET

Broncos will draft T-Rich. Jets desperatly need an OLB/standup DE rusher, Upshaw is a physical freak so well see.

I really don't think Landry Jones is a top 10 pick or even a top 25, but need may force Denver to take him here, Seattle also might wan't to take a look at Richardson if the Broncos do decide to pass him up.

 
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