Originally Posted by dryheat44
Well, in the end, I think the QBs go higher, and there's some missing names like Hankins and Elam, who is the one player I've heard Caserio refer to by name over the past couple of weeks. Still, here it is:
1 Kansas City - Luke Joekel OT Texas A&M - I don't really understand why some mockers are giving them Fisher. Yes, Fisher has upside. Give me the guy who dominated week in, week out in the SEC.
2 Jacksonville - Sharrif Floyd DT Florida - With just about every team having acquired at least a passable QB, I don't foresee anybody rushing to trade into this spot.
3 PROJECTED TRADE - Oakland trades this pick plus their third rounder to Arizona for #7 and #38. The Raiders were without a second round pick, and need talent everywhere. The Cardinals had one of the most offensive, if not the most offensive, offensive line in the history of offenses. They move up to select Eric Fisher OT Central Michigan.
4 Philadelphia - Dee Milliner CB Alabama - Despite spending a lot of resources in the past, corner play has been a problem for the Eagles the last couple of years.
5 Detroit - Dion Jordan DE Oregon - Having spent a #1 on a left tackle last year, the Lions need playmakers on Defense. If Milliner is gone, Jordan looks like the next best thing.
6 PROJECTED TRADE Cleveland trades this pick to the Dolphins for #12 and #54. The Browns used their second rounder in last year's supplemental draft, so they recoup one. The Dolphins, having watched Jake Long leave because the didn't want to pay him, have no desire to pay Brandon Albert just as much, so they trade up to draft Lane Johnson OT Oklahoma instead.
7 Oakland (from Arizona) - Ezekial Ansah DE BYU - I think Raleigh McKenzie's a smart guy, and they could trade down again if somebody wants to move up here. Oakland needs some upgrades to the defense though, so let's give them Ansah, with Lotutelei also a good possibility.
8 Buffalo - Alec Ogletree LB Georgia - Nassib seems to be the consensus here, but is he really worth the #8 pick with Kolb on the roster? Mingo is another option, but I'm going to go with the WTF pick and give them Ogletree, who fits perfectly into their defense.
9 NY Jets - Barkevious Mingo DE LSU - Mingo is my pick for the bust of the first round. I don't think he's very good, and if his name were more common, he probably wouldn't be so highly regarded. Barkevious Jones would be a third rounder.
10 Tennessee - Star Lotulelei DT Utah - It seems he and his doctors are comfortable with his heart, and Tennessee gets a star on D.
11 San Diego - Cordarrelle Patterson WR Tennessee - I think Philip Rivers is done. However, the new regime in San Diego seems committed to getting better around him and see if that doesn't resurrect him. They've done a good -- no, a great job improving the offensive line in the offseason, now they need to improve the skill positions. Malcom Floyd is a good player, but not anybody's idea of a #1 wide out. Robert Meachem seems to be a bad fit, if not exposed as a bad player. Patterson gives them what they need.
12 Cleveland (from Miami) - Bjoern Werner DE Florida St
13 NY Jets - Xavier Rhodes CB Florida St
14 Carolina - DJ Fluker OT Alabama
15 New Orleans - Jarvis Jones LB Georgia - Seems like a Rob Ryan man.
16 St. Louis - Tavon Austin WR West Virginia - Could do what Danny Amendola used to do for them. On the off-chance that management feels that the group of Austin Pettis, Chris Givens, and Brian Quick can be improved upon.
17 Pittsburgh - Kenny Vaccaro S Texas - I think this is Troy Polamalu's farewell tour, if he can stay healthy for it.
18 Dallas - Chance Warmack G Alabama
19 NY Giants - Tyler Eifert TE Notre Dame
20 Chicago - Sylvester Williams DT UNC
21 PROJECTED TRADE Cincinnati trades this pick to Atlanta for #30 and a third rounder. The Falcons move up for Desmond Trufant CB Washington
22 St. Louis - Jonathan Cooper G UNC
23 Minnesota - Sheldon Richardson DT Missouri
24 Indianapolis - Margus Hunt DE Houston - A slight reach, but the Colts need 3-4 bodies to get better defensively.
25 PROJECTED TRADE Minnesota trades this pick to Buffalo for #41 and a 2014 2nd and 4th. The Bills draft Ryan Nassib QB Syracuse. As a Pats fan, I'd like to make this move at 29, but there's no reason Buffalo should wait that long other than my wishful thinking.
26 Green Bay - DJ Hayden CB Houston
27 Houston - Keenan Allen WR California - Maybe I can now stop feeling sorry for Andre Johnson.
28 Denver - Tank Carradine DE Florida St - Cornellius should be able to give them some of what they lost when Elvis left the building.
29 New England - I can't believe I'm not trading this pick, but I just don't think anybody wants it. My choice is between Robert Woods and Jamar Taylor. We all know BB doesn't draft WRs in the first round, which will be true right until the time he does. Robert Woods WR USC
30 Cincinnati (from Atlanta) - Arthur Brown LB Kansas St
31 San Francisco - David Amerson CB North Carolina St - Don't think that Jim Harbaugh hasn't noticed what Seattle is doing up North.
32 Baltimore - Kevin Minter LB LSU. I'm sorry, but if anybody is expecting Manti Te'o to replace Ray Lewis, it's not happening. Ever.
33 Jacksonville - Geno Smith QB West Virginia
34 San Francico - Kawann Short DT Purdue
35 Philadelphia - EJ Manuel QB Florida St
36 Detroit - Jamar Taylor CB Boise St
37 Cincinnati - Giovanni Bernard RB UNC
38 Oakland (from Arizona) - Matt Barkley QB USC
39 NY Jets - Tyler Wilson QB Arkansas
40 Tennessee Manelik Watson OT Florida St
41 Minnesota (from Buffalo) Justin Hunter WR Tennessee
42 Miami - Eddie Lacy RB Alabama
43 Tampa Bay - Datone Jones DE UCLA
44 Carolina - Eric Reid S LSU
45 San Diego - Justin Pugh OL Syracuse
46 St. Louis - DeAndre Hopkins WR Clemson - St. Louis can stand a WR double-dip, especially as Hopkins could be the BPA right now.
47 Dallas - Johnathan Banks CB Mississippi St
48 Pittsburgh - Corey Lemonier LB Auburn - He seems to be one of those off-the-shelf Pittsburgh linebackers that Dick Lebeau finds semi-annually.
49 NY Giants - Manti Te'o LB Notre Dame
50 Chicago - Markus Wheaton WR Oregon St
51 Washington - Jesse Williams DL Alabama
52 Minnesota - Jordan Poyer CB Oregon St
53 Cincinnati - Alex Okafor DE Texas
54 Miami (from Indianapolis) - Jonathan Cyprien S Florida International
55 Green Bay - Damontre Moore LB Texas A&M
56 Seattle - Brian Winters G Kent St
57 Houston - Landry Jones QB Oklahoma
58 Denver - Patrick Hepburn, First Earl of Bothwell - Sure he's been dead for over 400 years, but I keep hearing how good Denver is, they might as well use the pick on the 2nd greatest Hepburn. Think of the merchandise sales.
59 PROJECTED TRADE (shocker) - New England trades this pick to the Ravens for #62 and a late pick. The Ravens leapfrog the Falcons, as both have lost their starting centers this offseason. The pick is Barrett Jones C Alabama.
60 Atlanta - Travis Frederick C Wisconsin
61 San Francisco - Vance McDonald TE Rice - Nicely replaces Delanie Walker on the roster.
62 New England (from Baltimore) - Logan Ryan CB Rutgers - This just smells like a Belichick pick. McFadden could be also, but when in doubt, take the Rutgers guy. Other considerations are John Jenkins and Jonathan Hankins, who has sunk like a stone. Honey Badger has not had a good offseason, and to me is now undraftable.