1. Kansas City Chiefs – Luke Joeckel OT, Texas A&M
Best player available, and fits a position of need.
2. Jacksonville Jaguars – Dion Jordan DE, Oregon
Pass rushing is a concern, and Jordan provides a speed rush.
3. Oakland Raiders – Sharrif Floyd DT, Florida
The Raiders could go anywhere with this pick, but Floyd has been on their radar since day one.
4. Philadelphia Eagles – Eric Fisher OT, Central Michigan
Second highest rated player in the draft, and will provide Mike Vick with the protection he needs to be successful.
5. Detroit Lions – Ziggy Ansah DE, BYU
Could go with Milliner here, but pass rushers are first priority for many teams.
6. Cleveland Browns – Tyler Eifert TE, Notre Dame
The Browns are a candidate to move back in the draft, but Eifert goes here to give the Browns a go-to receiver, who can go get it with the best of them.
7. Arizona Cardinals – Lane Johnson OT, Oklahoma
With the addition of Carson Palmer, the Cardinals will need to get someone to protect him.
8. Buffalo Bills – Ryan Nassib QB, Syracuse
Surprise. The Bills take the quarterback they like before someone else can, even though eight is too high for Nassib.
9. New York Jets – Barkevious Mingo LB, LSU
The Jets need a resurgence. That resurgence must start on defense.
10. Tennessee Titans – Dee Milliner CB, Alabama
Milliner has had a past full of injuries. That causes him to drop a few spots, and the Titans fill a big need.
11. San Diego Chargers – Chance Warmack G, Alabama
The Chargers may look to trade up to get a tackle, but if they can’t they will settle for the best guard available.
12. Miami Dolphins – D.J. Fluker OT, Alabama
Jake Long moved on in free agency, and Fluker is there to take his place.
13. New York Jets (From Tampa Bay)- Jarvis Jones LB, Georgia
More defense for the Jets. Rex Ryan teams are better when they are good on defense.
14. Carolina Panthers – Star Lotulelei DT, Utah
This could be Kenny Vaccaro, but the Panthers will go with the player that some consider the best in this class.
15. New Orleans Saints – Kenny Vaccaro S, Texas
The Saints weren’t very good last year in the defensive secondary. Vaccaro solves that problem at 15.
16. St. Louis Rams – Tavon Austin WR, West Virginia
A perfect first round for the Rams would be Austin and Vaccaro. One out of two isn’t bad.
17. Pittsburgh Steelers – Cordarrelle Patterson WR, Tennessee
18. Dallas Cowboys – Eric Reid S, LSU
Safety is a major concern. This may be a reach, but it is a need.
19. New York Giants – Xavier Rhodes CB, Florida State
Great value at a position of need.
20. Chicago Bears – Alec Ogletree LB, Georgia
Brian Urlacher must be replaced, and Ogletree is the best available at this point.
21. Cincinnati Bengals – Matt Elam S, Florida
Based on who’s available, the Bengals go with Elam here and fill a need in the defensive secondary.
22. St. Louis Rams – John Cyprien S, FIU
No Vacarro, but Cyprien will do as he has a very high ceiling.
23. Minnesota Vikings – Manti Te’o LB, Notre Dame
The Vikes need a middle linebacker, and Te’o can start from day one.
24. Indianapolis Colts – Desmond Trufant CB, Washington
Value and need lands Trufant in Indy.
Te’o will benefit greatly having a big tackle in front of him.
26. Green Bay Packers – Eddie Lacy RB, Alabama
Lacy has the potential to make Aaron Rodgers even more dangerous.
27. Houston Texans – Robert Woods WR, USC
Andre Johnson may finally get some help from Woods, who is a great route-runner with great hands.
28. Denver Broncos – Bjoern Werner DE, Florida State
Elvis Dumervil has left the building, and Werner is a good value at this point.
29. New England Patriots – Sheldon Richardson DT, Missouri
Bill Bellichick loves to have big physical tackles.
30. Atlanta Falcons – Kyle Long OT, Oregon
Long has shot up the board, and his versatility gets him picked in the first round.
31. San Francisco 49ers – Datone Jones DE, UCLA
With 15 picks the 49ers can take the best player available.
32. Baltimore Ravens – Justin Hunter WR, Tennessee
Justin Hunter may be the best receiver in the draft, and he gives Joe Flacco another deep target.