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Record: 2-14 | Top needs: QB, WR, 3-4 NT, TE, 3-4 DE
Andrew Luck*, QB, StanfordAn outstanding pro day workout, which confirmed Luck's ability to make all the throws and quieted questions about his arm strength, has cemented his status as the top overall prospect and the best choice for the Colts as they begin the post-Peyton Manning era.
Washington Redskins (from STL)
Record: 5-11 | Top needs: QB, ILB, ROT, RB, S, CB
Robert Griffin III*, QB, Baylor Griffin also had a strong pro day, and his athleticism and intangibles make him a perfect fit for the offense of coach Mike Shanahan. The Redskins have been searching for answers at quarterback for years, and they have found them in Griffin.
Record: 3-13 | Top needs: OT, WR, CB, S, MLB, DT
Matt Kalil*, OT, USCThe most complete tackle I have evaluated in my time scouting prospects, Kalil has the athleticism to excel as a pass-blocker and the mean streak to be a force in the running game.
Record: 4-12 | Top needs: RB, WR, ROT, QB, OLB, DE
Justin Blackmon*, WR, Oklahoma StateWith the top two quarterbacks on the board already gone, Blackmon's size, hands and physical style offer the Browns a playmaker who can help current QB Colt McCoy.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Record: 4-12 | Top needs: CB, RB, SS, OLB, OG, TE
Trent Richardson*, RB, AlabamaThis is a tough call because you could make an argument for taking LSU CB Morris Claiborne here and grabbing one of the second-tier running backs with the 36th pick. Richardson is a special prospect, though, and he could be just what QB Josh Freeman and the Bucs need to jump-start an offense that finished 30th in the league in rushing last season.
St. Louis Rams (from WAS)Record: 2-14 | Top needs: WR, OT, DT, CB, RB, LB
Morris Claiborne*, CB, LSUThe Rams desperately need playmakers for young QB Sam Bradford, but there are plenty of wideouts to be had down the line, and Claiborne is one of the four best players in the draft and plays a high-value position.
Jacksonville JaguarsRecord: 5-11 | Top needs: WR, DE, ROT, CB, C, RB
Riley Reiff*, OT, IowaReiff is a safe, high-character pick who fits the draft style of Jags general manager Gene Smith. He will solidify the offensive line and provide protection for second-year QB Blaine Gabbert as he continues to develop. North Carolina DE Quinton Coples is the most talented player on the board at this point, but he's the kind of high-upside prospect who doesn't fit Smith's style.
Miami DolphinsRecord: 6-10 | Top needs: QB, DE, WR, ROT, S, TE
Ryan Tannehill, QB, Texas A&MTannehill is still somewhat raw as a quarterback -- just 19 starts after beginning his career as a wide receiver -- but his athleticism and upside are impressive. He also makes better decisions than some give him credit for and he didn't get much help in his senior year, when he was coached by new Dolphins offensive coordinator Mike Sherman.
Carolina PanthersRecord: 6-10 | Top needs: DT, WR, CB, OLB, OT, DE
Dontari Poe*, DT, MemphisPoe blew up the NFL combine with his combination of size (6-foot-3½, 346 pounds), athleticism and speed. He is exactly the kind of dominating interior presence the Panthers need.
Buffalo BillsRecord: 6-10 | Top needs: OT, WR, QB, CB, TE, OLB
Michael Floyd, WR, Notre DameFloyd is a bit of a reach here, but no more so than OTs Mike Adams and Jonathan Martin. It's a tough call on the Bills' top two needs in this scenario, and they could look to trade down in a situation like this. They could also pull the trigger on a value pick such as Coples.
Kansas City ChiefsRecord: 7-9 | Top needs: 3-4 NT, LG, ILB, S, 3-4 DE, 3-4 OLB
Luke Kuechly*, ILB, Boston CollegeWith Poe off the board, Kuechly addresses another big hole on defense and would team with Derrick Johnson to give the Chiefs range and playmaking ability inside. Kuechly has elite instincts and intelligence, and he proved at the combine that he is more athletic than many thought.
Seattle SeahawksRecord: 7-9 | Top needs: DE, LB, TE, WR, G/ROT, RB
Quinton Coples, DE, North CarolinaA great value at a position of primary need. Coples is a versatile prospect with solid measurables, good pass-rush ability and the ability to hold up against the run.
Arizona CardinalsRecord: 8-8 | Top needs: ROT, WR, 3-4 DE, QB, 3-4 OLB, DB
Melvin Ingram, DE/OLB, South CarolinaThe Cardinals have bigger needs at offensive tackle and wide receiver, but coach Ken Whisenhunt learned the value of playmaking linebackers during his days in Pittsburgh. Ingram is strong and explosive and shows a knack for making big plays, and he would give Arizona needed depth along the front seven.
Dallas CowboysRecord: 8-8 | Top needs: 3-4 DL, G, CB, RB, 3-4 OLB, TE
Fletcher Cox*, DT, Mississippi StateStanford G David DeCastro and Alabama S Mark Barron are possibilities here, but I like what Cox could bring to Rob Ryan's defense. He has the versatility to play anywhere along the defensive line and can provide pass-rush production from the inside.
Philadelphia EaglesRecord: 8-8 | Top needs: WLB, SLB, SS, OT (depth), DL, QB
Mark Barron, S, AlabamaThe Eagles began addressing their linebacker need by trading for DeMeco Ryans, so Barron makes sense in the back end. He is the most complete safety in the draft, offering a physical presence in run support and the range to play the point in coverage.
New York JetsRecord: 8-8 | Top needs: OLB, WR, ROT, 3-4 DE, TE, ILB
Courtney Upshaw, DE/OLB, AlabamaUpshaw is the kind of physical, versatile front-seven player Rex Ryan loaded up on in his days with the Ravens, showing explosiveness and power as a pass-rusher and as a run defender. Floyd also would be a consideration here if he were available, and he would be a good complement to Santonio Holmes.
Cincinnati Bengals (from OAK)Record: 9-7 | Top needs: CB, G, WR, SS, DL, RB
David DeCastro*, G, StanfordDeCastro is the No. 12 overall prospect on our board but falls a bit because of positional value. He would be a great addition for the Bengals in front of young QB Andy Dalton.
San Diego ChargersRecord: 8-8 | Top needs: ROT, 3-4 NT, G, 3-4 DE, S, RB/TE/WR depth
Cordy Glenn, OT/G, GeorgiaThe Chargers have addressed many needs in free agency, but Jeromey Clary is clearly not the answer at right tackle. Glenn is a massive (6-5¾, 345), powerful prospect who would boost the running game and help keep QB Philip Rivers clean in the pocket.
Chicago BearsRecord: 8-8 | Top needs: LOT, TE, G, DE, DT, CB
Jonathan Martin*, OT, StanfordMartin needs to add some strength, but he could pair with 2011 first-round OT Gabe Carimi to give offensive coordinator Mike Tice a pair of bookends to coach up. Tice's scheme will help keep QB Jay Cutler upright, but the Bears desperately need a left tackle
Tennessee TitansRecord: 9-7 | Top needs: S, CB, TE, DE, G/C, LB
Dre Kirkpatrick*, CB, AlabamaAdding Kamerion Wimbley addressed the Titans' pass-rush need, so Kirkpatrick will fill a void at corner. He has the size, toughness and instincts to fit nicely in Tennessee's zone-heavy scheme. North Alabama's Janoris Jenkins is a better cover corner but will drop because of character baggage, but rising South Carolina CB Stephon Gilmore also could be a consideration here.
Cincinnati BengalsRecord: 9-7 | Top needs: CB, G, WR, SS, DL, RB
Stephon Gilmore*, CB, South CarolinaGilmore is rising fast thanks to a combination of size (6-0½, 190), quick feet and ball skills, and even the Bengals likely will pass on Jenkins in favor of Gilmore.
Cleveland Browns (from ATL)Record: 4-12 | Top needs: RB, WR, ROT, QB, OLB, DE
Mike Adams, OT, Ohio StateAdams is a little risky because of his lack of consistency and killer instinct, but he has the size (6-7¼, 323), agility and long arms that teams look for in left tackles. The Browns have a need at tackle, and Adams has plenty of upside.
Detroit LionsRecord: 10-6 | Top needs: CB, LOT/G, DE, LB (depth), C, RB
Whitney Mercilus*, DE, IllinoisThe Lions put the franchise tag on DE Cliff Avril, and Kyle Vanden Bosch will be 34 this season, so now is the time to add an edge rusher to make sure their defensive line will remain a devastating force for years to come. Mercilus has quickness and a knack for big plays, but he is still developing and this would be a good situation for him.
Pittsburgh SteelersRecord: 12-4 | Top needs: G/ROT, 3-4 NT, ILB, RB, DB depth, OT depth
Dont'a Hightower*, ILB, AlabamaHightower has nailed the pre-draft process and is solidly in the first round, and, with his ability to control the interior against the run, he's a perfect fit for Pittsburgh's 3-4 system. There are few 263-pounders who run like Hightower.
Denver BroncosRecord: 8-8 | Top needs: DT, CB, G/C, RB, WR, QB
Michael Brockers*, DT, LSUThe interior defensive line is clearly the Broncos' biggest need, and Brockers could prove to be a steal at this point. He has a big (6-5, 323), well-proportioned frame and better mobility than his production indicates, and, with some coaching and time in the weight room, Brockers could become a force.
Houston TexansRecord: 10-6 | Top needs: WR, ROT, ILB, G, CB, 3-2 OLB
Kendall Wright, WR, BaylorThe Texans need another playmaker opposite WR Andre Johnson, and Wright fits the bill. He proved his speed in his pro day workout, and Wright is a dynamic runner after the catch who also can contribute in the return game if needed.
New England Patriots (from N.O.)Record: 12-4 | Top needs: DE, DT, DB, C, SLB, WR
Chandler Jones*, DE, ClemsonJones is one of the most underrated prospects in the entire 2012 class and just the kind of versatile defender Bill Belichick likes. Jones is long and athletic and can play end in an odd or even front, maybe even some outside linebacker in 3-4 looks.
Green Bay PackersRecord: 15-1 | Top needs: 3-4 OLB, S, QB, TE, 3-4 DL
Andre Branch, DE, ClemsonPackers OLB Clay Matthews clearly needs pass-rush help, and Branch can provide that with his motor and ability to get after the quarterback. He has the athleticism to move to outside linebacker in Green Bay's 3-4 defense, where he also can hold up well against the run.
Baltimore RavensRecord: 12-4 | Top needs: G, OLB, LOT, DE, ILB, RB
Harrison Smith, S, Notre DameWith no offensive linemen worth drafting, fast-rising Smith is a good value pick who could provide long-term security at safety with the clock ticking on Ed Reed. The Ravens also could consider a defensive tackle such as Connecticut's Kendall Reyes at this spot.
San Francisco 49ersRecord: 13-3 | Top needs: G, 3-4 DE, WR, RB, CB, OLB
Stephen Hill*, WR, Georgia TechHill is as raw as they come for a prospect from a BCS conference, but his size (6-4, 215) and big-play ability (29.3-yard average on 28 receptions) make him hard to ignore, especially after he turned in one of the most impressive combine workouts I've seen from a receiver.
New England PatriotsRecord: 13-3 | Top needs: DE, DT, DB, C, SLB, WR
Kendall Reyes, DT, ConnecticutReyes is a versatile talent who hasn't yet played to his potential, but he is a smart player who could thrive in this scheme and with this organization.
New York GiantsRecord: 9-7 | Top needs: OT, RB, LB, DT, DE, S
Lavonte David, OLB, NebraskaThe Giants might have bigger needs, but David is a great value and a perfect fit. He is one of the best pure football players in the entire draft, someone who could be plugged in on the weak side and allow Michael Boley to move to the middle.
Pick Team Player Position School
33 Rams Jerel Worthy DT Michigan State
34 Colts Coby Fleener TE Stanford
35 Vikings Alshon Jeffery WR South Carolina
36 Buccaneers Zach Brown OLB North Carolina
37 Browns Brandon Weeden QB Oklahoma State
38 Jaguars Nick Perry DE USC
39 Rams (from Was.) Rueben Randle WR LSU
40 Panthers Janoris Jenkins CB North Alabama
41 Bills Brock Osweiler QB Arizona State
42 Dolphins Bobby Massie OT Mississippi
43 Seahawks Mychal Kendricks ILB Cal
44 Chiefs Kevin Zeitler OG Wisconsin
45 Cowboys Amini Silatolu OG Midwestern State
46 Eagles Devon Still DT Penn State
47 Jets Brandon Thompson DT/DE Clemson
48 Patriots (from Oak.) Peter Konz C Wisconsin
49 Chargers Alameda Ta'amu NT Washington
50 Bears Dwayne Allen TE Clemson
51 Eagles (from Ari.) Ronnell Lewis OLB Oklahoma
52 Titans Orson Charles TE Georgia
53 Bengals Lamar Miller RB Miami (Fla.)
54 Lions Josh Robinson CB UCF
55 Falcons Vinny Curry DE Marshall
56 Steelers Doug Martin RB Boise State
57 Broncos David Wilson RB Virginia Tech
58 Texans Zebrie Sanders OT Florida State
59 Packers Trumaine Johnson CB Montana
60 Ravens Jeff Allen OG Illinois
61 49ers Kelechi Osemele OG Iowa State
62 Patriots Brandon Taylor S LSU
63 Giants Mitchell Schwartz OT Cal
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Thanks for posting. As a Falcons fan, I hope Trent does not go to Tampa Bay. I bet Theta Sigma does not share the same stance.
Don’t know why he still has Janoris falling to the 2nd round? I think we pick him up if he falls. I like the Josh Robison pick but doubt he’s going to be there. I don’t want Whitney Mercilus.
I would be fine with that pick as a Chiefs fan.
5 Bama players in the first 24 picks
"Because Bama now sucks just like FSU used to suck when we were getting dominated by OU. Does it make sense now?"- Sliger (FSU Fan)
I don't want Janoris Jenkins or Mercilus. It's weird not having a top 3 pick anymore...
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Why? I’m guessing it’s because of the off the field concerns. Who would you like at that spot then?
If Fleener is still available when the Giants have the final pick in the 1st round, then they will take him.
I also think the Giants are also interested in Miami's Lamar Miller for the 2nd round.
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Stephon Gilmore FTW!!! I'd be happy if the Bengals got him.
Thanks squat +1
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE
Osweiler in the 2nd is WAY too high...not a chance. Floyd in the first for the Bills is very, very possible. In fact, I'd say it's almost likely.
Fletcher Cox? I could live with that. It sounds like we're going with a trench pick. Either OG with DeCastro or DL.
I wouldn't be surprised to see us trade it either
BTW thanks squats. Appreciate the info
When was this updated? Curious.
We passed on CB jimmy smith last year because of character concerns, I'll be damned if we drop our standards for a guy 4x worse a year later. I mean you gotta be the biggest idiot in the world to get busted for weed twice in a 3 month period AND have 4 kids with 3 different mommas(with no job to support them nonetheless). If Stephen Gilmore or an elite OL isn't available I want to trade down. I'd rather trade a few spots down for an extra 2nd pick and take Nick Perry or that fast CB Robinson or Hosley(he declared for draft right?)
There's no way the 49ers pass on Fleener if he is available. I think that stands even if Wright falls to 30. It's much easier to find WRs in the later rounds and develop them than most other positions. Harbaugh and Baalke showed they know how to scout thoroughly with last years draft producing 3 or 4 guys with significant playing time and talk about one of the later round guys being a starting OG this year.
Jimmy smith is better prospect than prince. Character concerns put prince ahead of smith. Yes Fairley was a great pick going with BPA strategy but with DT being a position of strength already with Suh, Williams and Hill, here we are depleted at CB again. And now we might take a bum like Jenkins? We've been neglecting OL and CB for years. You can take BPA for only so many years, but eventually ya gotta take position of need.
I'd rather have Brockers... who is ranked rather low in this.
I have the same feeling. We could trade down and maybe get some other draft picks
hope like hell cox doesnt go to the cowboys
i hate the cowboys
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JENKINS will not work to get nay better...i believe he wont make it past one year before the wheels fall off! ive seen him play at UNA and would not TRY and got thrown out of the biggest game of the year, he is arrogant and wouldnt warm up with the team, and instead just stand around and talk to people!
He was a combine wet dream. He underpreformed his last 2 years only in comparison to his freshman season.
He had better stats than Kirkpatrick. I think he just looked so great as a freshman that the expectations were too high.
That would be awesome if the Rams got Morris Claiborne, Jerel Worthy and Rueben Randle with their first 3 picks
We passed on Jimmy Smith last year because we didn’t expect Fairley who was a superior prospect to fall. Janoris is the best CB in the draft right now. I don’t like Gilmore that high. All the good OT’s will be gone by then and I don’t want Mike Adams. Nick Perry will probably be gone by then as well. I wouldn’t mind trading down. But if we can’t I want Janoris.
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