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17. Cincinnati Bengals

- Dre Kirkpatrick- CB- Alabama

- What would an NFL Draft be without the Bengals using a high pick on a player with a
criminal history. The Bengals have aging Nate Clements and a possible PUP
candidate in Leon Hall as starting corners. Its imperative the Bengals get some
depth and youth. Kirkpatrick would provide both.


18. San Diego Chargers

- Fletcher Cox- DL- Mississippi St

- Cap reasons caused the Chargers to cut DE Luis Castillo. He may come back at a lower price, but the Chargers need some depth regardless and all of the OL that would fill their
other major need are gone or are too big of reaches.  A.J. Smith seems to have filled OLB with the combo of Jarret Johnson, Shaun Phillips, and Antwan Barnes. Cox fits a 3-4 Defense perfectly and would be a great value.


19. Chicago Bears

- Courtney Upshaw- DE- Alabama

- The Brandon Marshall trade finally gives Jay Cutler the No. 1 target he has needed his whole Bears career. Like with the previous pick, OL is a reach at this point, so its likely the pick will be the pass rusher the Bears have been interested in all off-season. There are plenty
of options, Courtney Upshaw has fallen outside of many original Top 10 projections and is the most likely option here.


20. Tennessee Titans

- Melvin Ingram- DE- South Carolina

- Ingram had a dominant season in the SEC, but his height and arms are short and he only had 1 season of consistent production. But his combination of speed, tenacity, and explosiveness
should make up for those weaknesses and make a nice fit in the Titan's scheme.


21. Cincinnati Bengals

- Luke Kuelchey- LB- Boston College

- The Bengals have had some talented LBs in their corps, but injuries and inconsistency have made this position more of a need then a quick look at the depth chart would indicate. Kuelchey would provide both instant production and stability. He should give them 10 outstanding years. Keith Rivers is likely an injury casualty and the 3 Ms (Manulaga, Muckelroy, and Moch) and Thomas Howard can fight the other two spots.


22. Cleveland Browns

- Stephen Hill- WR- Georgia Tech

- If your going to pick Tannenhill, your going to have to give him a couple weapons, both a RB and WR are high possibilities here, so I'm going with the BPA (Of course, this is Hologram we are talking about) and take fast-rising Stephen Hill and his dominant workout numbers and a RB in the 2nd.



23. Detroit Lions

- Janoris Jenkins- CB- North Alabama

- The Lions appear to love Jenkins and he appeared convincing to enough
teams that he appears likely to not last much longer. He fits the Lions
Defensive swagger and would offer an instant upgrade over the hodgepodge of
options at CB. If he keeps his head on straight, this will be a steal.



24. Pittsburgh Steelers

- Stephon Gilmore- CB- South
Carolina

- With Ike Taylor the only set CB left on the roster and
Kendrick Lewis unproven, its possible that the Steelers will look here even if
they resign William Gay. The best available option is South Carolina CB Stephon
Gilmore. He should be ready to go after withstanding the rigors of the SEC.



25. Denver Broncos

- Brandon Weeden- QB- Oklahoma St

- Ok, let's say you have this QB. He's a fan favorite, the
quintessential model citizen, turned your teams fortunes around enough to allow
you to make the playoffs after looking like a Top-5 draft pick team, won a
playoff game for the first time in years while breaking the single-game playoff
passing yard record against the No. 1 rated defense. You give him a chance to
work out his flaws in his first full off-season and become the set starter
right? Well, if your team Executive President is an extremely jealous and
seemingly incompetent former Hall of Fame QB, the answer is of course not.
That's why its no secret that Brandon Wheeden is high on their draft board. Tim
Tebow's success made them unable to wait to Round 2. They make the ultimate
reach and pick the older Wheeden at No. 25 and look stupid. By the way, I like
Wheeden as the 2nd best QB in this class, but this move makes no sense here.



26. Houston Texans

- Kendall Wright- WR- Baylor

- The Texans have quietly built up their team and organization up to a
championship-level quality. They have few obvious holes, but their WR corps is
aging and could use some fresh blood. Kendall Wright stock dropped because of a
poor combine, but his 4 years of productivity and tape at Baylor suggest he'd be
a great pickup here.


27. New England Patriots

- Whitney Mercilus- DE- Illinois

- Here is the point where the 2nd level of pass-rushers start coming off the board. With Mercilus and Nick Perry the options here, I would expect the Hoodie to pick Mercilus who had the better 1
year of production and I believe will be a great NFL DE. He had 9 forced fumbles
last year, which is even more impressive than his sack totals to me.



28. Green Bay Packers

- Peter Konz- OC- Wisconsin

- Packer's GM Ted Thompson is said to love Konz, the Packers have a big need at C
with Scott Wells gone, and Konz would be a great pick at this point. Sounds like
a match made in heaven to me.


29. Baltimore Ravens

- Donta Hightower- LB- Alabama

- Ozzie Newsome is a great GM who has made a ton
of great choices. Even picking low in the 1st Round nearly every year, he finds
good talent. The only problem is, his great defense is beginning to age at
certain spots. Some conversion to younger players has already taken place and I
expect, if available, a player like Donta Hightower to get selected. He was a
linchpin of the National Champions and will be undervalued by non-3-4 defense
teams.


30. San Francisco 49ers

- Michael Brockers- DL- LSU

- The 49ers defense was a huge part of their success and will bring all
11 starters back. But the DL desperately needs some depth and fresh legs for
another presumably lengthy playoff run. Brockers may be available here after a
rough combine and has the versatility to offer that depth. I could see Coby
Fleener here too, but Brockers has the better potential.


31. New England Patriots

- Alonzo Dennard- CB- Nebraska

- The Patriots biggest needs are pass-rush and secondary. Mercilus went to them earlier so its likely they will go DB. Alonzo Dennard out of Nebraska will be the best available at
this point and, likely, the pick.


32. New York Giants

- David Wilson- RB- Virginia Tech

- I'm sure the defending Super Bowl Champions may look to trade out of this spot as teams get antsy to get the player they want before Day 2 and Round 2 begin. That said, if they stay here,
Reece will go BPA and pick fast-rising RB David Wilson.

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