Let's get it started!
First, the playoff picture
2. NY Jets
4. Kansas City
5. New England
1. NY Giants
3. Green Bay
Only one new team entered the standings this week (Philly over Tampa Bay), but the AFC switched up entirely. The NFC remained nearly identical. Now that we know that, let's get on to the drafting
There's a change this week also. I'll be doing all 32 teams since it's not 2 AM.
1. Buffalo Bills select Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford (Last week: Luck)
I'm not going to lie, this spot is getting shakier and shakier. Fitzpatrick has looked very good this season. He put up another 300 yard game Sunday (technically 299). The longer he plays this well, the less likely the Bills are going to handicap themselves with a QB at #1 overall
2. Dallas Cowboys select Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU (Last week: Peterson)
Todd McShay had the Cowboys selecting Da'Quan Bowers. I don't know why because they have pass rushers. They need to fix the awful secondary that gave up 289 yards and 3 TDs last week to Green Bay
3. Carolina Panthers select Marcel Dareus, DT, Alabama (Last week: Derek Sherrod)
First off, I found Scout Inc.'s top 32 prospects and Sherrod isn't on there. Shows how hard it is to rank OTs. Regardless, they need help defensively after giving up over 30 points to the Saints
4. San Francisco 49ers select Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska (Last week: Amukamara)
The need is still CB and Peterson still won't be there. Simple as that.
5. Denver Broncos select Da'Quan Bowers, DE, Clemson (Last week: Dareus)
The defensive line is the key here. Drafting Stephen Paea from Oregon State is a possibility, but I think the prospect of lining up a pass rusher opposite Elvis Dumervil next year is too good to pass up
6. Cincinnati Bengals select Robert Quinn, DE, UNC (Last week: Locker)
I don't see it in Palmer. But, after looking into it, no way the Bengals give up on him after just giving him a huge extension. They have a ton of offensive weapons, so look for them to address a defensive line that has just 7 sacks on the year.
7. Detroit Lions select Adrian Clayborn, DE, Iowa (Last week: Quinn)
Same position as last week, simply a different player. Pairing Clayborn with Suh is going to create a tandem that'll wreak havoc on QBs. As a Vikings fan, this tandem scares me just thinking about it
8. Minnesota Vikings select Jake Locker, QB, Washington (Last week: Ryan Mallet)
I don't want it. Locker has the likes of a bust written all over him. He's not performed like people thought, but for some reason, scouts are still high on him. I'll take McShay's word on this one as he's far more accurate than Mel Kiper. But the Vikings could go a ton of different ways with this: DT to replace Pat Williams, DE to replace Ray Edwards
9. Arizona Cardinals select Anthony Castonzo, OT, Boston College (Last week: Bruce Carter)
And here's the first OT in the game. Now that I have a reliable ranking system, I can tell you who these teams who I know need OTs but I can't find them will draft.
The Cards have given up 28 sacks this year, including 6 Sunday to the Vikings who had 8 coming into the game
10. Cleveland Browns select A.J. Green, WR, Georgia (Last week: Green)
This won't change. Mark my words. This is the lock of the draft. Look above these guys. No one needs a WR. The Browns biggest weakness? An offensive playmaker. Green makes plays, to say the least
11. San Diego Chargers select Janoris Jenkins, CB, Florida (Last week: Clayborn)
This is entirely pointless. The Chargers are about to make their patented run late in the season and reel off a bunch of wins to get into the playoffs. If they win Sunday, they could jump 10 spots back in the draft.
12. Jacksonville Jaguars select Stephen Paea, DT, Oregon State (Last week: Bowers)
Again, defensive line is the issue. Forcing the issue against Schaub and Manning is key and Paea, who has 4 sacks at the DT position, can do that. Plus, he's 6'1 and 311 lbs and can eat up blockers
13. St. Louis Rams select Akeem Ayers, LB, UCLA (Last week: Nick Fairley)
The Rams didn't play and moved up in the draft. Always a good week. Regardless, the Rams need a complement to James Laurinitis and Ayers is perfect for that.
14. Seattle Seahawks select Ryan Mallet, QB, Arkansas (Last week: N/A)
Their 4-4 record, despite being a playoff team, puts them here. And if here, they need to start planning for the future by taking Mallet.
15. Washington Redskins select Nick Fairley, DT, Auburn (Last week: Julio Jones)
They won't deal with Haynesworth for another season and Fairley can step in and play the 3-4 DT. It also lets the Redskins trade Haynesworth and not require a DT in return
16. Houston Texans select Ryan Kerrigan, DE, Purdue (Last week: Jenkins)
If the Texans stay here, Jenkins is their pick. They need a CB. If things change, which they will, giving them a DE to go on the other side of Mario Williams would be perfect. The defense is solid besides that and they certainly don't need help offensively.
17. Miami Dolphins select Aaron Williams, CB, Texas (Last week: Ayers)
The Dolphins have issues in the secondary. They just signed the old Al Harris this week to replace their CB bust in Jason Allen. Despite going CB last year, they might do it again this year because of the situation. They may go for Mark Ingram here too, however, with both Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams being free agents
18. New England Patriots Mark Ingram, RB, Alabama (Last week: Ingram)
Rarely has a former Heisman winning RB fallen this low, but it's the case with Ingram. His injury to start the year and time spent splitting carries with Trent Richardson has lowered his stock. Of course, the Patriots would be the one swoop in and take him
19. Chicago Bears select Nate Solder, OT, Colorado (Last week: Castonzo)
I don't think I really need to explain this pick
20. Kansas City Chiefs select Allen Bailey, DE, Miami (Last week: N/A)
The Chiefs have no pass rusher. They need one. Bailey isn't the best of the best, but one of the others may slip to this spot
21. Tampa Bay Bucs select Von Miller, LB, Texas A&M (Last week: N/A)
Again, they need someone to get at the QB and Miller has 5 sacks this year, but had 17 last year. His resume speaks for itself
22. Tennessee Titans select Julio Jones, WR, Alabama (Last week: Rahim Moore)
Randy Moss is a one-year fix to a problem they're going to have again this offseason. Jones should be a more permanent fix
23. Philadelphia Eagles select Derek Sherrod, OT, Miss. St (Last week: Jimmy Smith)
I told you they needed a lineman last week and I found one this week. Their offensive line issues have been somewhat hidden with Vick's scrambling abilities, but they got Kevin Kolb concussed in Week 1
24. Indianapolis Colts select Drake Nevis, DT, LSU (Last week: N/A)
The Colts have never had a very good DT. Nevis isn't great, but he's someone who can help Mathis and Freeney get free
25. Green Bay Packers select Cameron Heyward, DE, Ohio State (Last week: N/A)
They have the pass rushing OLB, but Heyward can provide that from the defensive line. And lining him opposite of Matthews would create all kinds of problems
26. New Orleans Saints select Rahim Moore, S, UCLA (Last week: N/A)
It's time to replace Sharper. They rely on him a lot and Moore can step in and start filling that role
27. New York Giants select Demarcus Love, OT, Arkansas (Last week: N/A)
The Giants need to get back that dominating run game they used to have. Love can kick-start that.
28. New England Patriots select Jeremy Beal, OLB, Oklahoma (Last week: N/A)
They'll address the defensive side of the ball with their 2nd pick. Beal is a solid LB that can help the Pats right away
29. New York Jets select Rodney Hudson, C, Florida State (Last week: N/A)
While not their biggest need, McShay had them taking a WR. I think my pick is slightly more reasonable
30. Baltimore Ravens select Brandon Burton, CB, Utah (Last week: N/A)
Moore is the better option as the Ravens need to plan for life without Reed, but the secondary in general is an issue needing addressed
31. Atlanta Falcons select Kyle Rudolph, TE, Notre Dame (Last week: N/A)
How much does Tony Gonzalez have left in the tank, honestly? Finding his replacement could be an option the Falcons take
32. Pittsburgh Steelers select Mike Pouncey, G, Florida (Last week: N/A)
In the story that will get entirely too much Sportscenter attention, the Pouncey twins are reunited in Pittsburgh. Why not?