For the sake of the order I will use ESPN’s power rankings with some changes.
1. New York Jets: Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina
The Jets are in an odd position because it seems no matter what player they take it will cause some sort of stir; especially a quarterback. Even though Teddy Bridgewater is on the board for now I’ll give Geno Smith the benefit of the doubt that he can provide some clarity to the Jets QB position.
2. Jacksonville Jaguars: Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville
After another year with Blaine Gabbert the Jaguars will be looking for his replacement.
3. Oakland Raiders:Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M
At this point quarterbacks are being thrown into the top 10, but that may only be because people were so disappointed by the 2012 class. Regardless, things could get terrible for the Raiders in 2013, and they, like the Seahawks did, will have to move on from Matt Flynn.
4. Cleveland Browns: Tajh Boyd, QB, Clemson
Drafting Brandon Weeden was a mistake, a 27 year-old rookie just isn’t the quarterback of the future for any team.
5. Tennessee Titans: Stephon Tuitt, DE/DT, Notre Dame
It may be time to consider moving on from Jake Locker, but A.J. McCarron or David Fales would be reaches with what we knowing heading into the ’14 draft (which is a year away so..). Tuitt can be a force for the Titans playing either inside or on the end.
6. Buffalo Bills: Bradley Roby, CB, OSU
The Bills need a pass rusher, but it remains to be seen how new defensive coordinator Mike Pettine can utilize the talent already on the roster. The Bills have some interesting pieces on the line as well at linebacker, and last years defensive debacle could be the fault of then defensive coordinator Dave Wannstedt. Anyway, at the moment the Bills second cornerback is Leodis McKelvin thus they definitely need an upgrade.
7. Arizona Cardinals: Jake Matthews, OT, Texas AM
After drafting Jonathan Cooper in the first in 2013, the Cardinals could solidify their offensive line for years to come with Matthews. They could draft a quarterback, but at this point they should feel elated to have Carson Palmer consider the quarterbacks they have been schlepping on to the field for the past few years.
8. Philadelphia Eagles: Anthony Barr, UCLA, OLB
Chip Kelly was just a pick away from reuniting with Dion Jordan, but Barr may have a leg up on Jordan in the pass rushing department.
9. Detroit Lions: Loucheiz Purifoy, CB, UF
Dee Milliner was an option for the Lions for quite some time, but they mistakingly went with Ansah instead; Purify would mend some of their cornerback issues.
10. San Diego Chargers: Cyrus Kouandjio, OT, Alabama
11. Kansas City Chiefs: Marqise Lee, WR, USC
This may be a luxury pick, but the Chiefs defensive is not terrible, but they do need defensive line help. However, Andy Reid would be excited to add another playmaker to the offense.
12. Carolina Panthers: Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson
This has to happen, period. Steve Smith is not getting any younger, and aside from him Greg Olsen is the only receiver worth throwing to for Cam Newton. Considering Newton is the teams best passer, and runner he may just have to start throwing the ball to himself too.
13. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE, Washington
The dream for the Bucs this season is for Freeman to be consistant for the entire season instead of enduring his usually second half of the season falloff. The Jenkins picks is contingent of Freeman not disappointing, and the Bucs rewarding him for his season with another playmaker.
14. Dallas Cowboys: Jackson Jeffcoat, DE, Texas
15. Miami Dolphins: Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan
Dallas Thomas was picked to try and sure up their offensive line, but Lewan would be a much needed upgrade.
16. Minnesota Vikings: A.J. McCarron, QB, Alabama
17. Pittsburgh Steelers: Louis Nix, DT, ND
Steve McLendon? Probably not.
18. St. Louis Rams: Ha’Sean Clinton-Dix, S, Alabama
Clinton-Dix would be a great backfield made with newly drafted T.J. McDonald
19. New Orleans Saints: Kyle Van Noy, OLB, BYU
The Saints are transitioning to a 34 defense, and don’t really have an dominate edge rusher in place.
20. Chicago Bears: James Hurst, OT, UNC
The Bears will be looking for J’Marcus Webb‘s replacement.
21. New York Giants: C.J. Mosley, ILB, Alabama
At the moment Keith Rivers remains the Giants only sure-thing t linebacker.
22. St. Louis Rams: Cassius Marsh, DT, UCLA
The Rams look quite good; getting Marsh would solidify their offensive line.
23. Indianapolis Colts: A.J. Johnson, ILB, Tennessee
The Colts did just acquire Kelvin Sheppard from the Bills, but at this point he hasn’t proven to be an answer.
24. Cincinnati Bengals: Ed Reynolds, S, Stanford
The Bengals already have a nice defense, but they could do well to improve upon Taylor Mays.
25. Baltimore Ravens: Jordan Matthews, WR, Vanderbilt
26. Houston Texans: Adrian Hubbard, LB, Alabama
Hubbard would provide the Texans with a major upgrade over Daryl Sharpton.
27. New England Patriots: Trent Murphy, DE, Stanford
Rob Ninkovich is unassumingly good, but the Patriots could use more depth at pass rusher.
28. Green Bay Packers: Cyril Richardson, OT, Baylor
The Packers finally need to settle their offensive line.
29. Atlanta Falcons: Anthony Johnson, DT, LSU
Peria Jerry has turned out to be somewhat of a bust for the Falcons.
30. Denver Broncos: Marcus Roberson, CB, Florida
The eventual replacement for Champ Bailey
31. San Francisco 49ers: Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, CB, Oregon
It is hard to find holes on the 49ers, but any team could use a talented young corner back
32. Seattle Seahawks: David Yankey, OT, Stanford
The Seahawks have everything except a right tackle.