We land DL Jerel Worthy at #30 and steal WR Reuben Randle at #61 -- he's only at #63 on Mike Mayock's big board.
1 Indianapolis Colts – Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford
3 Minnesota Vikings – Matt Kalil, OT, USC
4 Cleveland Browns – Trent Richardson – Richardson is clearly the third best player in this draft, and clearly the best non-QB in the draft – Bill Polian was talking about this on ESPN today. Furthermore, there is a lot more value at WR later in the draft than RB.
5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU – Best player available, the defense is getting very old.
6 Rams (from Redskins) – Fletcher Cox, DT, Miss State – The Rams management team has stated repeatedly that they believe they can find quality WRs and OTs later in the draft. However, what they cannot find are elite Defensive lineman. Cox visited the Rams last week
7 Jacksonville Jaguars – Justin Blackmon, WR, OK State – The Jaguars still need a receiver, and will not hesitate when Blackmon falls to them.
8 Miami Dolphins – Ryan Tannehill, QB, Texas A&M – The Dolphins get their guy.
9 Carolina Panthers – Mark Barron, S, Alabama – The Panthers are awful against the pass and even worse somehow against the run. A beast Strong Safety like Mark Barron makes them instantly better in both phases of the game. Barron plays the run like a linebacker – excellent pick
10 Buffalo Bills – Luke Kuechly, ILB, Boston College – Makes the Bills a lot better in the middle against the Patriots two tight ends – with a solid ILB like Leuchly, Buffalo can stay in Cover 2 against a team like New England and Kuechly is a solid LB in all phases of the game
11 Kansas City Chiefs – David DeCastro, OG, Stanford – huge need, probably BPA.
12 Seattle Seahawks – Quinton Coples, DE, North Carolina – Pass-rusher is a major need. Better pure 4-3 DE than Melvin Ingram
13 Arizona Cardinals – Melvin Ingram, DE/OLB, South Carolina – ARI needs a pass-rusher in a big way.
14 Dallas Cowboys – Stephon Gilmore, CB, South Carolina - #1 need is in the secondary, best CB available. Might play Safety as a rookie – who knows.
15 Philadelphia Eagles - Michael Brockers, DT, LSU – Interior DT and ILB are the biggest needs – its easier for them to find an ILB later in the draft.
18 San Diego Chargers – Whitney Mercilus, DE/OLB, Illinois – They need a pass-rusher, and Mercilus has the highest upside (and greatest risk).
19 Chicago Bears – Reily Reiff, OT, Iowa – nice spot for a solid OT to go. Big need, BPA.
21 Bengals – Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama – big need, BPA
22 Browns (from Atlanta Falcons) – Stephen Hill, WR, Georgia Tech – They draft a high upside WR for McCoy – will be mature for Barkley in 2013.
23 Detroit Lions – Cordy Glenn, OT, Georgia – clearly the best player available and it fills a need.
24 Pittsburgh Steelers - Donta Hightower, ILB, Alabama –major need, replaces Farrior.
25 Denver Broncos – Courtney Upshaw, DE/OLB, Alabama – John Fox wants to go to the “Four Defensive Ends/Pass-Rushers” concept like the NY Giants have, and Upshaw gives them that. Ayers gets kicked into the inside at Right DT, Upshaw becomes Left Defensive End – Miller stays at ‘elephant’ at OLB. Welcome to the Mile-High Sack Club.
26 Houston Texans – Chandler Jones, DE/OLB, Syracuse – pass-rush need
29 Baltimore Ravens – Kevin Zeitler, OG, Wisconsin – BPA need-filler.
30 San Francisco 49ers – Jerel Worthy, DT, Mich State – Not the #1 need by far, but we don’t have any depth across the defensive line and Worthy is clearly – clearly – the best player available. Worthy has the size and strength to start at the 5-tech 3-4 End position as a rookie, and may end up putting on bulk and moving full-time to NT. The flexibility at the position makes him the perfect fit for the BPA 49ers.
31 Patriots – Nick Perry, DE/OLB, USC – make it a double!
32 New York Giants - Jonathan Martin, OT, Stanford – by far the BPA, also a major need.
1 (33) Rams – Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor – The Rams Clownshow continues by taking the most overrated WR in the NFL draft.
2 (34) Colts – Coby Fleener, TE, Stanford – Luck-to-Fleener continues…
3 (35) Vikings – Janoris Jenkins, CB, N Alabama – The Vikings take Felonious J.
4 (36) Buccaneers – Peter Konz, C, Wisconsin – Big need for interior OL, BPA.
5 (37) Browns – Alshon Jeffery, WR, South Carolina – A second receiver to be paired with Hill. McCoy cannot fail.
6 (38) Jaguars – Bobbie Massie, OT Ole Miss – big need at OT. BPA.
7 (39) Rams (Redskins) – Amini Silatolu, OG, Midwestern State – Guard was a huge problem last year.
8 (40) Panthers – Kendall Reyes, DT, UCONN – major need that they passed on in Rd 1.
9 (41) Bills – Mitchell Schwartz, Cal – need at OT with Bell gone
10 (42) Dolphins – Lavonte David, DE/OLB, Nebraska – explosive pass-rusher for the Fins
11 (43) Seahawks – Josh Robinson, CB, UCF – BPA, every team could always use another CB
12 (44) Chiefs – Brian Quick, WR, Appalachian State – the guy is moving up the draft boards very quickly, and he can be a nice weapon for McCoy.
13 (45) Cowboys – Devon Still, DL, Penn State – big need on the Defensive Line – they thought about drafting JJ Watt Last year.
14 (46) Eagles – Trumaine Johnson, CB, Montana – BPA. No ILBs at #46.
15 (47) Jets – Alameda Ta’amu, NT, Washington – BPA, big need at NT, big man.
16 (48) Patriots (from Oakland Raiders) – Doug Martin, RB, Boise State – BPA, you could always use another RB.
17 (49) Chargers – David Wilson, RB, Va Tech – Nice RB to pair with Blount.
18 (50) Bears – Dwayne Allen, TE, Clemson – Martz gutted the TE corps – time to rebuild it.
19 (51) Eagles (from Cardinals) – Jeff Allen, OT, Illinois – need.
20 (52) Titans – Brandon Thompson, DT, Clemson – Need.
21 (53) Bengals – Lamar Miller, RB, Miami – Paired with Benson and BGE, they’ll have a very nice running game.
22 (54) Lions – C Ben Jones, Georgia – Raola sucks.
23 (55) Falcons – DE Vinny Curry, Marshall - BPA
24 (56) Steelers – Brandon Boykin, CB, Georgia – fills a need, one of the top players on board
25 (57) Broncos – Dwight Bentley, CB, La Lafayette – very old secondary.
26 (58) Texans – Mike Adams, OT, Ohio State – failed drug test gives the Texans a steal at #58
27 Saints (forfeited) – N/A
28 (59) Packers – LaMichael James, RB, Oregon – a weapon for the Pack
29 (60) Ravens – Ronnell Lewis, OLB, Oklahoma – fills a need
30 (61) 49ers – Rueben Randle, WR, LSU. Poor vertical causes him to drop about 20 spots – not too far out of place with Mike Mayock having Randle at #63 on his big board. Simply the best player available. Everyone else available is really a reach at this point. Will fight for #3 spot as a rookie, will have a lock on #2 or #3 in 2013 with Moss gone. He’s a fighter – catches everything and battles for yards to move the chains. Physical receiver with lots of upside. Would be a much higher pick if he had a better vertical.
31 (62) Patriots – Mike Martin, DE, Michigan – Need a 5-technique
32 (63) Giants – Bernard Pierce, RB, Temple – need a RB with Jacobs gone