Tackle Texas A&M
April 22, 2013
Top-caliber modern-day tackle. Blocked for a pocket QB (Ryan Tannehill) in '11, and a mobile one (Johnny Manziel) in '12.
Defensive end Brigham Young
Jags want to move. If they stick, new coach Gus Bradley goes for a D presence who he hopes has instant pass-rush impact.
Defensive tackle Florida
With possibly nine new starters on D, Raiders need everything. Floyd replaces a free agent they hated to lose: DT Desmond Bryant.
Chip Kelly bypasses the strong tackle market and a need at CB to pick an old friend from Oregon. He'll fill those other spots later.
The worst cover team in the league over the last four years ought to have heads examined if they pick anything but a CB or OT.
6 Chargers (FROM BROWNS)
Tackle Central Michigan
It costs new G.M. Tom Telesco a Round 2 pick to move from 11 to 6, but their LT of the future is worth first- and second-rounders.
There is only one very obvious thing in this draft: If one of the three very good tackles is there for Arizona to take, he'll be a Cardinal.
The Bills figure they can get their preferred QB in the second round, and they're right. Warmack will be the long-term heir to Andy Levitre.
The Rex Ryan Watch is on, but he gets one last wish: a versatile, physical rusher, and the Mr. Outside to Muhammad Wilkerson's Mr. Inside.
Guard North Carolina
No question that guard-turned-coach Mike Munchak runs the show in Tennessee after the signing of FA Andy Levitre and this pick.
11 Browns (FROM CHARGERS)
Quarterback West Virginia
Don't let the smokescreen acquisition of Jason Campbell, a backup, fool you: Browns want a QB in this draft, and they get one.
Out goes Jake Long; in comes a guy developed by old pal Nick Saban at a position of need. He could be the opening-day RT.
Wide receiver West Virginia
I expect the Bucs to deal for Darrelle Revis before the draft, using this pick as the centerpiece, but I'd make Austin the choice for either team.
Defensive tackle Missouri
Anyone who has 14 tackles and a sack against 'Bama's offensive line, which Richardson did last October, can play for me.
Defensive tackle North Carolina
I thought it'd be a pass rusher here, and it's very possible that's how the Saints go with their lone top-70 pick. But a versatile DT's smart too.
With Rodney McLeod and Darian Stewart projected as starters at safety, it's time to prioritize the position—which the Rams will do here.
Outside linebacker Georgia
Great college productivity, but he's sliding. Teams think he'll struggle to pick up difficult schemes. The Steelers will take that chance.
Safety Florida International
Dallas has a need at safety, and Cyprien—a climber over the past month—is the enforcer type the Cowboys' secondary has lacked.
Defensive end Florida State
This just in: The Giants like to take first-round pass rushers. Productive ones. Werner qualifies: 49 tackles behind the line over the last two years.
Tight end Notre Dame
Chicago would rather have a top tackle, but the good ones will be long gone. Instead, Eifert could be Jay Cutler's Day One security blanket.
Running back Alabama
NFL sign of the times: No RBs in the top 20 of the draft. There's a legit chance none go in the first round, but the Bengals love this guy.
Wide receiver Clemson
The Rams want to deal out of this because they think they can get WR value in the second or third round. So this spot could move on the fly.
Linebacker Notre Dame
The Vikes have had good luck with Domers—they have five on the roster—and G.M. Rick Spielman thinks the hoax story is overblown.
Cornerback Florida State
G.M. Ryan Grigson's hot streak continues as he gets the No. 2 CB in the draft all the way down at 24. Rhodes is big and confident.
Wide receiver Tennessee
They could take Cordarrelle Patterson, who reminds some of troubled Randy Moss, but they opt for the safer, bigger (6' 4") Vols receiver.
Defensive tackle Utah
A classic example of Packers G.M. Ted Thompson's taking the best player on the board. Patience is a virtue this year. And Star will be a star.
Wide receiver California
Cal's alltime-leading pass catcher is a smart play here. Allen, who's 6' 2" and physical, will be a great bookend to Andre Johnson.
Defensive end UCLA
Though not a classic pass rusher, the three-year college starter fits the bill of developmental outside rush man to replace Elvis Dumervil.
Wide receiver Baylor
Not widely beloved, but a tall (6' 2"), physical WR with 51 games of experience and the ability to beat corners. The Pats don't have that.
Not many four-year starters in college these days, but Trufant is one—against big-time West Coast attacks. Atlanta needs a starting corner.
Wide receiver Tennessee
A juco convert, he had only one year in D-I, and he comes with discipline concerns. This is a reach, but Jim Harbaugh's 49ers don't fear different kids.
Linebacker Kansas State
"Hell of a football player and leader," said one opposing scout of the two-year K-State captain after he transferred from Miami.