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Here I go with my final mock draft of the year! One of the few where you will see anticipated trades. This is the best combination of what I think will happen and what should happen that I could come up with. Let me know what you think of your team's draft. Let's go!

 

ROUND 1

1.      Indianapolis Colts - Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford

This pick isn't even worth discussing at this point. The Colts have their man for the next 10 years. The key for them is going to be what they do with their picks at the top of the 2nd and 3rd Rounds. They lost a lot more than just Peyton Manning this past offseason and this was a team that showed how bad they were outside of just the QB position last season. This pick is done but those other picks will be huge in determining how quickly they return to prominence.

 

2.      Washington Redskins - Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor

This is a pick that comes with a certain level of added pressure to a young QB. Not only is he the #2 pick in the draft but he's going to a big market in Washington where he is expected to step in from day one and be the guy. Also, they won't be adding any high-level pieces via the draft in the next two drafts after this one. The trading of those picks makes their scouting and evaluating all that much more important over the coming years. They will be forced to grab impact players without the use of a first rounder for two years and without a second rounder this year. That's a lot of pressure on a young man.

 

3.      Minnesota Vikings - Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU

Every mock draft you see has the top 6 going the same way. Well that tells me it will go completely different than what people think. It was widely assumed that this draft would really begin at pick #4 with Cleveland but now it's being thought that the Vikings are split between 3 prospects. Now this most certainly could be nothing but a smokescreen to try and generate trade interest in the #3 pick to move back, pick up additional picks, and still get a guy they want. However, I have to believe Minnesota looks at the other 3 teams in the division and realizes they need someone to cover these guys. Some would argue that CB's aren't worth top 5 picks no matter how good; I completely disagree with that premise. A true man-to-man shut down corner can be invaluable to a defense. It allows coverage to shade the opposite side of the field and frees up your safeties to make plays elsewhere. Claiborne is a top-tier talent who makes a huge impact on that defense. Also, playing into this decision is the depth at the WR position in this draft.

 

4.      Cleveland Browns - Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama

The Browns are in desperate need for playmakers on the offensive side of the football and Richardson has the ability to make the biggest impact early in his career. He is an every down back who has the ability to lead your team in carries and catches (similar to Ray Rice). Much like the Vikings before them, the Browns also see a number of talented WR's being available when they pick at #22.

 

5.      Jacksonville Jaguars (Tampa Bay trades pick #5 to the Jaguars for picks #7, #38, and #101) Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State

Let me start with Tampa Bay. They end up losing out on the two players they are targeting if things are to play out this way. I don't think they care whether they get Claiborne or Richardson, so long as they get one of them. Since both are gone and without a real need at OT or WR they shop the pick for someone who wants Blackmon. If they can move back just two spots and pick up an additional 2nd and 4th this move makes a lot of sense.

As for the Jaguars, the rumors are flying that they are looking desperately to trade down to get some additional picks and more value out of their pick than they feel they can get at #7. However, when the opportunity presents itself to trade up for Blackmon the Jaguars pull the trigger. They still desperately need a #1 WR even with the signing of Robinson. Blackmon gives Gabbert a true #1 WR and fills perhaps their biggest need. Also, they don't have to use any of their future picks to move up and get him which keeps them in line to be involved with Barkley next year if Gabbert is a disaster again.

 

6.      St. Louis Rams (from Redskins) Matt Kalil, OT, USC

Call me crazy but I actually think this may be the best thing that could happen to the Rams. They miss out on Blackmon who they desperately need but the reality is they gave up 55 sacks last year.  In his first two seasons, Bradford has paid the price for a lack of an offensive line. Kalil steps in from day one at LT and protects Bradford's blindside. He allows the Rams to slide Saffold inside to guard and keep Smith at RT (or vice versa). Along with Dahl and Wells, their line would actually have the potential to be very good and would certainly be better than the 55 sacks of last year. Plus, if Smith doesn't pan out or gets hurt again, Saffold now has the versatility to move to RT and they can plug in a guard. I know it's not the sexy pick but I actually think the Rams should be very happy if Kalil falls to them at the #6 spot.

 

7.      Tampa Bay Buccaneers (from Jaguars) Luke Kuechly, LB, Boston College

The key with teams trading back is finding value with those additional picks rather than reaching. Tampa Bay has a need at the CB position but I just don't see another CB who wouldn't be a reach at this point. So they match the highest rated player on the board with one of their other top needs. This team is in desperate need of a leader on defense that can take the reins from Ronde Barber and they also need a middle linebacker who can make plays sideline-to-sideline. Kuechly fits both of those roles and happens to be the highest rated player on a lot of boards at this point. The only thing holding Kuechly back is his position; he's far and away the best linebacker in this draft.

 

8.      Miami Dolphins - Ryan Tannehill, QB, Texas A&M

The only question on draft day is whether the Dolphins feel they need to move up to grab Tannehill. At the end of the day, I just don't see anyone else desperate enough for a QB to pay the price to jump into the top 10. So the Dolphins are able to sit tight and grab their guy here at #8. Let me make it clear, this is not a pick that I agree with at this point. I believe the Dolphins would be better off with Matt Moore at QB and grabbing an impact DE or WR here. However, this day in age guys like Tannehill go almost a full round of where they probably should.

 

9.      Carolina Panthers - Fletcher Cox, DT, Mississippi State

Rumors are flying on Cox and his value has skyrocketed over the past month and especially in the past week. The Panthers would be thrilled to grab him here with the #9 pick. They would get a true impact DT who has the ability to penetrate not just plug. With this selection, Carolina now has the ability to rotate the other two youngsters alongside Cox to form a very impactful defensive line. They will consider Ingram here if Cox is gone.

 

10.  Buffalo Bills - Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame

The Bills are sitting in a great position here at #10. They will have their choice of two players who fit their biggest needs (WR and OT). In the end, the decision comes down to highest impact from day one and highest rated player on the board. While an OT is a need, they have made it clear they are comfortable going to battle with the O-Line they currently have. They certainly need to bring in an OT with one of their first two picks but grabbing Floyd was too tempting to pass up. Floyd has a real chance to become a pro-bowl caliber WR in his career; matching him with Johnson gives the Bills a pair of dynamic weapons for Fitzpatrick. The Bills may jump ahead of both the Jets and Dolphins in the division with their active offseason.

 

11.  Kansas City Chiefs - David DeCastro, G, Stanford

The Chiefs will be very tempted by Dontari Poe but I'm not sure he fits best as a 3-4 NT which is what the Chiefs need. On the other hand, DeCastro fits a huge need and is the perfect fit for what the Chiefs are trying to do. With the addition of Winston at RT and now adding DeCastro to the interior of that line, you've got one of the better lines in the league. Charles and Hillis should have a ton of success running behind this guy for years to come.

 

12.  Seattle Seahawks - Melvin Ingram, DE, South Carolina

The Seahawks will not spend much time getting this pick to podium if Ingram falls them to here at #12. They need a 3-down DE who they can pair with Clemons to put pressure on the QB without sending extra defenders. Ingram is probably the best player available at this point in the draft and fills one of the team's biggest needs.

 

13.  Arizona Cardinals - Riley Reiff, OT, Iowa

The Cardinals are another team that will spend little time getting this pick to the podium if the draft shakes out this way. They must protect Kolb if they expect him to have any sort of success next year. Reiff is a very solid prospect who is probably a reach in the top 10 but a good fit here at #13. Not really sure the Cardinals would consider anyone else here if Reiff is available; maybe Floyd.

 

14.  Dallas Cowboys - Mark Barron, S, Alabama

Dallas is going to be torn when it comes their turn to pick. Barron makes the most sense here and gives that defensive backfield another major upgrade. I personally think he is a top 10 talent and we've seen the value of safeties increase in recent years with the emergence of the hybrid TE. They are going to be very tempted to grab Poe here but it's hard to see them passing on a chance to upgrade one of their biggest weaknesses. Barron and Carr give them two legitimate playmakers in the defensive backfield that they lacked last year. Barron has a chance to be the next great safety in this league and the Cowboys would be wise to grab him here.

 

15.  New England Patriots (Philadelphia trades pick #15 to the Patriots for picks #27 and #31) - Dontari Poe, DT, Memphis

Let's start with Philadelphia. They don't have any glaring needs in this draft where they need to find an immediate starter other than maybe OLB so they are going to be open to discussing a trade here at #15. They end up getting two late first round picks this year.

The Patriots have two first round picks this year and as a result you can anticipate them being active. They have a desperate need for playmakers in that front seven and Poe is exactly the type of guy that Bellechik loves to utilize. He can be a disruptive force (especially when paired with Wilfork) on that defensive line in both a 3-4 and a 4-3. Poe instantly upgrades a defensive line that was horrible last year. With 4 picks in the top 2 rounds, the Patriots can afford to package some picks to move up and grab an impact guy in the top half of the round.

 

16.  Detroit Lions (New York Jets trade pick #16 to Detroit for pick #23, #54, and #117) Stephon Gilmore, CB, South Carolina

The Jets have a need for a pass-rusher at OLB but they also have a number of needs that have to be addressed and moving down 7 spots for an additional 2nd Round and 4th Round pick. The Jets will still have a number of different pass-rushing OLB's to choose from at #23.

The Lions can continue to pretend they are going to stay pat and take the best player available but the reality is they need a CB and if they don't trade up both of the CB's with first round grades will be gone. Gilmore is a plug and go CB. He steps in and starts opposite of Houston from Day One. It allows Lacey and Berry to play the Nickel position and replaces the one starter they lost with an upgrade. The Lions would be smart to move up for an impact guy. Also, keep an eye on Cliff Avril. There are rumblings that the Lions may be willing to shop him to move up in the draft. More than a few teams would be interested in a 25 year-old pass rusher on the upswing of his career.

 

17.  Cincinnati Bengals (from Raiders) Cordy Glenn, OT/G, Georgia

The Bengals have brought in a number of different CB's this offseason in hopes one of them steps up opposite of Hall. Those additions move down the need for CB and push OG as the biggest need. Glenn is a hot prospect right now because of his versatility. The Bengals will use him at guard but he also provides value because he can slide outside and play both tackle positions as well. That versatility pushes him to the top of the list for the Bengals.

 

18.  Pittsburgh Steelers (San Diego trades pick #18 to the Steelers for picks #24 and #56) - Dont'a Hightower, ILB, Alabama

The Chargers have a lot of holes to fill and the guys they are targeting here will still be available at #24. If Cordy Glenn is available here they would stay and that would be the pick. However, with him gone they will look to trade back.

As for the Steelers, they want Hightower and he fits about as well into that scheme as any player that has come along in the past 3 or 4 years. He steps in and replaces Farrior instantly and brings that LB corps another nasty addition for years to come. Moving up 6 spots and giving up their second round pick is well worth it for this guy in this system.

 

19.  Chicago Bears - Quinton Coples, DE, North Carolina

I really think the Bears have put themselves into the discussions as a favorite to win the Super Bowl this next season. They have finally acquired the top-flight WR that they've been missing for years and if they can make Forte happy, they are going to be tough. Coples is a player that is sliding right now due to character concerns but the Bears are willing to chance it here at #19. With former UNC defensive end Julius Peppers on the roster and a number of veteran leaders in place, Coples will be forced to get with the program. And when he does, he becomes a disruptive DE who they can pair with Peppers to form a dynamic duo off the edge to make life tough on Stafford and Rodgers.

 

20.  Tennessee Titans - Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama

The Titans could go a number of different ways here with this pick including grabbing an offensive lineman but they decide to replace Finnegan with a CB who most believe is ready to start from day one. Coming from Alabama gives him a leg up when it comes to his adjustment to the NFL. If Glenn or DeCastro happen to fall this far, the Titans won't hesitate to grab one of them here.

 

21.  Cincinnati Bengals - Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor

The Bengals are sitting in a good position with these two mid-round picks and in this scenario they are able to fill two of their biggest needs with two of the best players available at the time. Wright would make the perfect complement to AJ Green. He lacks the ideal size for a #1 WR but seems to be a great fit as a #2 WR with his ability to go across the middle and run after the catch.

 

22.  Cleveland Browns (from Falcons) - Stephen Hill, WR, Georgia Tech

The Browns have been rumored to be interested in Brandon Weeden here at this spot but I believe they would essentially be wasting the pick they acquired by moving back last year.  If anything they need to use their high second round pick to take him but no higher. With this pick they continue adding playmakers. Hill is extremely raw but he has the physical tools to become a dominant #1 WR. The Browns are in need of hitting a homerun at WR and this guy could be that if developed properly.

 

23.  New York Jets (from Lions) - Courtney Upshaw, OLB, Alabama

The Jets end up grabbing a guy here at #23 that they were strongly considering at #16. The Jets need to upgrade their pass rush in this draft and Upshaw seems to be a great fit for the Jets scheme. He can get after the quarterback off the edge opposite of Pace and is a very good value here. If they are able to move back, grab 2 extra picks, and still get there guy here at #23 they should be very happy.

 

24.  San Diego Chargers (from Steelers) - Jonathan Martin, OT, Stanford

The Chargers move back and much like the Jets still get their guy here at #24. San Diego took a big step back last year on the offensive side of the football and a large reason was the lack of protection. Rivers is one of the top QB's in the NFL and he needs a reasonable amount of time in the pocket to prove that once again. Martin has slid some since this process started but I believe he is good value here and fits a big need for Chargers. Martin's strength is in pass blocking and we know how much the Chargers like to do that.

 

25.  Denver Broncos - Michael Brockers, DT, LSU

Broncos have been looking for an impact DT for years now and they may finally get one here in a deep defensive tackle class. Brockers is still a bit raw but he showed an explosive, penetrating style that will upgrade the position for Denver. Putting pressure on the middle of opposing offensive lines will help Von Miller be even more effective on the outside.

 

26.  Houston Texans - Chandler Jones, DE/OLB, Syracuse

Here is one of the few times in this first round where I will ignore one of the team's top needs and take best player available. The Texans got good production off the edge last year when Williams went down (one of the reasons they didn't fall over themselves to re-sign him). However, Jones is a perfect fit in that 3-4 OLB/Nickel DE role that Williams fit into and he's the best player available on the board. The Texans have a very talented roster and Jones will provide a lot of heat on opposing QB's.

 

27.  Philadelphia Eagles (from Patriots through Saints) Harrison Smith, S, Notre Dame

The Eagles traded back from #15 to grab a guy in Smith who realistically could start in their first game. He'll compete with Coleman for that starting job and more than likely, he'll win it. Smith could give the Eagles the impact safety they have been missing since the newly retired Brian Dawkins left.

 

28.  Green Bay Packers - Shea McClellin, OLB, Boise State

The Packers have made it pretty clear that they need an impact edge rusher to put opposite of Matthews and McClellin seems to be the perfect choice. He may not have the high ceiling of a Perry or Branch but his floor is also a lot higher. He's a hard worker who will be productive in his "secondary" edge rusher role.

 

29.  Baltimore Ravens - Peter Konz, C, Wisconsin

The Ravens need help in both the short-term and long-term on the offensive line. Konz can come in a fill the guard spot for a year and then eventually take over for Birk at the center position. I actually think Konz is a pretty good value here. Some would consider this a reach but I've mocked him all the way up at 20 to Tennessee. Linemen from Wisconsin rarely fail in the NFL and Konz will be an above average starter for 10+ years for the Ravens.

 

30.  San Francisco 49ers - Kevin Zeitler, OG, Wisconsin

The 49ers take what I consider is the first reach of the round (other than Tannehill). However, they have done such a nice job in Free Agency that they can afford to reach for a need. Zeitler is very similar to fellow Badger Konz who went the pick before. He is going to be an above average starter on this line for 10+ years. Guard is really the only glaring hole on this team and if they aren't able to trade back, they'll take Zeitler and plug him in to a starting spot.

 

31.  Philadelphia Eagles (from Patriots) - Lavonte David, OLB, Nebraska

The Eagles have a very talented roster and can afford to take best player available no matter what pick they end up with; however, David is a guy who will start from day one. The scouts are in love with this undersized former safety. Other than his less than average measurables (6'0 - 230 lbs.), he has everything else you'd want in a playmaking linebacker. The Eagles come away with two potential starters on what is an already talented team.

 

32.  New York Giants - Mike Adams, OT, Ohio State

The Giants are the benefactors of Adams falling to this point. They have a need on the offensive line and Adams has the potential to become a starting LT in this league for a long time. He needs a swift kick in the pants to motivate and that just happens to be Tom Coughlin's specialty.

 

Round 2

33.  St. Louis Rams - Jerel Worthy, DT, Michigan State

The Rams are in a great position here with two picks toward the top of the second round. There's going to be a handful of players available here with first round grades. St. Louis would be smart to take the one that fits their biggest need. Worthy is a DT who has a solid first round grade and he fits a need area for them. He probably starts opposite of Langford by game one.

 

34.  Indianapolis Colts - Coby Fleener, TE, Stanford

This is a pick that makes a whole lot of sense if he's available at this point. The Colts have a glaring need at TE, Fleener is one of the top players available at this point, and there's not a better way to make your new franchise QB more comfortable than to bring in his favorite target.

 

35.  Minnesota Vikings - Bobby Massie, OT, Mississippi

The Vikings shocked everyone and passed on Kalil in the first round to take Claiborne. Here in the second round they grab an OT who has a chance to compete for a starting spot in his rookie year. He may not be Kalil but he certainly gives the line a much needed upgrade.

 

36.  Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Doug Martin, RB, Boise State

The Buccaneers have a major need at the running back position and it's not a question of if they take one, it's when. With two picks here at the top of the second round, they use one on a RB who can at minimum split carries with Blount but more than likely he becomes the feature back with Blount being situational.

 

37.  Cleveland Browns - Brandon Weeden, QB, Oklahoma State

It's highly unlikely that the Browns, who have 3 picks in the top 37, don't use one of them on a QB. For their sake, I hope it's this one. Weeden will be available here and RB and WR are much bigger needs.

 

38.  Tampa Bay Buccaneers (from Jaguars) Josh Robinson, CB, UCF

The Bucs need a CB mostly because of the uncertainty surrounding Talib's off-the-field issues. Robinson is an intriguing prospect and has a chance to become a very effective starter in the NFL. At the very least, he'll be serviceable, along with Wright, for a year while Talib deals with his problems and then compete for the opening that will be left when Barber is gone. 

 

39.  St. Louis Rams (from Redskins) Janoris Jenkins, CB, North Alabama

At some point, the reward has to outweigh the risk, and for Jenkins that point comes early in the second round. The Rams don't have as big of a need at CB anymore with the addition of Finnegan but Jenkins has the talent to give the Rams two shut down CB's if he keeps his nose clean. Jeff Fisher dealt with Pacman Jones in Tennessee and isn't afraid of taking that type of risk; especially with veteran Finnegan already in place.

 

40.  Carolina Panthers - Andre Branch, DE, Clemson

What a draft the Panthers would have going if they were able to land Cox and Branch with their first two picks. The best way to improve a struggling defense is to increase the amount of pressure you put on QB's. These first two picks do exactly that. Branch has a legitimate chance to start opposite of Johnson and at the very least he becomes part of a talented DE rotation. Branch also happens to be the best player available at this point.

 

41.  Buffalo Bills - Zebrie Sanders, OT, Florida State

The Bills say that they are comfortable with their current offensive line situation and maybe they truly are. However, they must at least bring in some depth and talent that can push the starters. The Florida State OT has experience at both tackle positions, he's a smart kid, and has the potential to turn into an above average starter within a few years.

 

42.  Miami Dolphins - Rueben Randle, WR, LSU

Here is where the Dolphins reaching for Tannehill hurts them. If they were able to grab a guy like Michael Floyd in the first round, they could focus on another need here. However, they will settle for Randle here. Randle is a solid prospect but I see him as an above average #2 WR at best.

 

43.  Seattle Seahawks - Mychal Kendricks, ILB, California

Seattle lost a big part of their defense when Hawthorne left. Kendricks is a talented middle linebacker who probably starts immediately.

 

44.  Kansas City Chiefs - Alameda Ta'amu, DT, Washington

The Chiefs solidified their O-Line in round one and here they do the same with their defensive line. Ta'amu is a big bodied NT who will eat up blockers on the inside which is something the Chiefs desperately need.

 

45.  Dallas Cowboys - Nick Perry, DE/OLB, USC

The Cowboys would jump for joy if Perry was still available here at #45. Perry is a borderline first-round talent who can make an immediate impact for the Cowboys opposite of Ware. Barron and Perry would make an already improved defense that much better. Cowboys would be draft winners if they landed these two guys.

 

46.  Philadelphia Eagles - Kendall Reyes, DT, Connecticut

The Eagles continue their stockpiling of defensive talent with the addition of Reyes. He will certainly make his way into the defensive line rotation and has the chance to make an impact early.

 

47.  New York Jets - Alshon Jeffery, WR, South Carolina

The Jets would be getting an incredible value here with Jeffery at #47. A lot of people are down on him. However, when he had solid QB play two years ago he was considered the best WR in the country. He has the big body of a guy like Plaxico Burress in his prime and the Jets desperately need a top target.

 

48.  New England Patriots (from Raiders) - Whitney Mercilus, DE/OLB, Illinois

The Patriots continue to rebuild that defensive front with Mercilus. At this point in the draft the defensive end out of Illinois is a steal. He slides because of the "one-year wonder" fear but he's a great value here. What a huge impact Poe and Mercilus could have on a defensive front that struggled last season.

 

49.  San Diego Chargers - Amini Silatolu, OG, Midwestern State

The Chargers would be wise to spend their first two picks in this draft on upgrading their O-Line. They were devastated last year by injuries and now they are in need of two new starters if they are serious about keeping Rivers upright. Silatolu is a hot prospect right now and could be a steal here if he develops into what many feel he can.

 

50.  Chicago Bears - Devon Still, DT, Penn State

I can hear the Bears fans now screaming about how they need O-Line and I completely agree with them. However, reaching to fill the need is only smart when you have one specific position you are looking for and a prospect fits that bill. Where they are picking, the value is going to be in the defensive line. Adding Coples and Still will inject much needed talent and youth into that front.

 

51.  Philadelphia Eagles (from Cardinals) Brock Osweiler, QB, Arizona State

In this scenario the Eagles end up with 4 picks between 27 and 51. With the first three picks they grab guys who are going to have an immediate impact. Now with their 4th of these picks they take a developmental QB in Osweiler who has a tremendous upside. He will be able to sit for a few years while he develops into what they hope will be a top QB. And if he doesn't, they spent their 4th of 4 picks in a single draft; not a huge loss.

 

52.  Tennessee Titans - Kelechi Osemele, OG, Iowa State

The Titans don't have a glaring need at this point with the signing of Hutchinson but they could use a versatile lineman who can compete at several positions. Osemele is a guard but he can also play tackle which gives the team the depth they are looking for while also adding a potential starter.

 

53.  Cincinnati Bengals - Dwight Bentley, CB, Louisiana-Lafayette

The Bengals have reduced their need for a defensive back with one of their first two picks. However, they still have a need to bring in some young talent. Bentley is a talented CB who will push some of those veterans early in his career and has the potential to make a very solid #2 behind Leon Hall.

 

54.  New York Jets (from Lions) - Derek Wolfe, DT, Cincinnati

The Jets have addressed several of their biggest needs through their first two picks. Here they simply take the best player available in Wolfe. He is a versatile defensive lineman who Ryan will use in his rotation effectively.

 

55.  Atlanta Falcons - Jeff Allen, OG, Illinois

With their first selection in this year's draft the Falcons nab a guy who is a versatile guard who can help to solidify the interior of this offensive line. Allen is a good value here for Atlanta.

 

56.  San Diego Chargers (from Steelers) - Brandon Taylor, S, LSU

Under this scenario, the Chargers massively upgrade their O-Line with their first two picks and here they grab a guy in Taylor who can compete for a spot from day one.

 

57.  Denver Broncos - LeMichael James, RB, Oregon

After grabbing an impact defender in round one, the Broncos give Manning a new toy out of the backfield. James will never be a feature back but he can be one hell of a complementary back with a similar career to Darren Sproles.

 

58.  Houston Texans - Brian Quick, WR, Appalachian State

The Texans must begin looking for a true #2 WR opposite of Andre Johnson. Walters and Jones are decent but Quick has a chance to be a very good complement to Johnson.

 

59.  Green Bay Packers - Trumaine Johnson, CB, Montana

Johnson is a prospect that I like a lot and I actually think he'll probably end up going higher than this but if he lasts this long the Packers would gladly take him. He won't be asked to start in his rookie year and he can learn from Charles Woodson.

 

60.  Baltimore Ravens - A.J. Jenkins, WR, Illinois

The Ravens don't have a ton of needs (outside of offensive line) so they can afford to grab best available without the expectation of grabbing guys who can start from day one. Jenkins would be a very nice complement to their current receiving corps.

 

61.  San Francisco 49ers - Dwayne Allen, TE, Clemson

Harbaugh loves to utilize the TE position and he already has a stud in Davis. Allen can come in and be that #2 TE from day one. If he improves his blocking, he can make a real impact on this offense early in his career.

 

62.  New England Patriots - Alfonzo Dennard, CB, Nebraska

The Patriots continue their defensive upgrades by bringing in a guy who can be compete for time and add some much needed talent and depth to that defensive backfield. He may end up translating into a safety allowing McCourty to play at CB exclusively.

 

63.  New York Giants - Lamar Miller, RB, Miami

The Giants need a RB after the departure of Jacobs and Miller is listed as many as the second best back in this draft. However, Martin and James go ahead of him and the Giants reap the benefits.

 

ROUND 3

64.  Indianapolis Colts - Brandon Thompson, DT, Clemson

65.  St. Louis Rams - Mohamed Sanu, WR, Rutgers

66.  Minnesota Vikings - Marvin Mcnutt, WR, Iowa

67.  Cleveland Browns - Mitchell Schwartz, OT, California

68.  Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Orson Charles, TE, Georgia

69.  Washington Redskins - Brandon Brooks, OG, Miami (OH)

70.  Jacksonville Jaguars - Vinny Curry, DE, Marshall

71.  Buffalo Bills - Ronnell Lewis, OLB, Oklahoma

72.  Miami Dolphins - Zach Brown, OLB, North Carolina

73.  Miami Dolphins (from Carolina through Chicago) - Donald Stephenson, OT, Oklahoma

74.  Kansas City Chiefs - Kirk Cousins, QB, Michigan State

75.  Seattle Seahawks - Nick Foles, QB, Arizona

76.  Houston Texans (from Philadelphia) - James Brown, OG, Troy

77.  New York Jets - David Wilson, RB, Virginia Tech

78.  San Diego Chargers - Jayron Hosley, CB, Virginia Tech

79.  Chicago Bears - Joe Looney, OG, Wake Forest

80.  Arizona Cardinals - Nick Toon, WR, Wisconsin

81.  Dallas Cowboys - Brandon Boykin, CB, Georgia

82.  Tennessee Titans - Tyrone Crawford, DE, Boise State

83.  Cincinnati Bengals - Oliver Vernon, DE, Miami

84.  Atlanta Falcons - Joe Adams, WR, Arkansas

85.  Detroit Lions - Ben Jones, C/G, Georgia

86.  Pittsburgh Steelers - Tony Bergstrom, OG, Utah

87.  Denver Broncos - Josh Norman, CB, Coastal Carolina

88.  Philadelphia Eagles (from Houston) - Michael Egnew, TE, Missouri

89.  New Orleans Saints - Jared Crick, DE, Nebraska

90.  Green Bay Packers - Isaiah Pead, RB, Cincinnati

91.  Baltimore Ravens - Chris Polk, RB, Washington

92.  San Francisco 49ers - Chase Minnifield, CB, Virginia

93.  New England Patriots - Antonio Allen, S, South Carolina

94.  New York Giants - Casey Hayward, CB, Vanderbilt

95.  Oakland Raiders (compensatory) - Bruce Irvin, OLB, West Virginia

 

There you have it! What do you think?

Comment #1 has been removed
April 25, 2012  10:16 AM ET

Marlins Fan...I appreciate the comment.

And I agree with you to a point on Jeffery. I still have as the 3rd best WR in this draft but that's just because I really like Blackmon and Floyd as well. He has a legit chance to be a #1 WR in the NFL and if I was one of the teams in the top 10 that need a WR (Browns, Rams, Vikings, Jaguars, Dolphins, Panthers, Bills), I'd be thrilled if he was still sitting there when I picked at the top of the 2nd Round. Also wouldn't be surprised if the Texans grabbed him at the end of the 1st Round to be the #2 behind Johnson.

April 25, 2012  12:08 PM ET

I can see Belichick trading down on one of his first round picks, but not both of them.

 
April 25, 2012  01:06 PM ET

Bishop, I agree...it may be one of the first rounders and the highest of their two seconds to move up. Just not sure that'll be enough to get high enough for Poe.

I actually think they'd be best served taking a guy like Jones, Perry, Upshaw with one of their first rounders and then a DT like Worthy with their second first rounder. However, if Bill sees someone he likes, he won't be afraid to jump up. That's why he acquires these types of picks.

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