NL Trade Deadline Pieces

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As we approach the trade deadline many names are becoming apparent for their availiblility as their teams have fallen out of contention or sense payroll issues. Injuries trade potential needs per destination and combine that with salary concerns and their upcoming record there is a wide amount of questionability with who will be traded. The way this year is shaping out there seems to be few candidates and very few bats especially. There is a tremendous amount of parity in the league right now so it definently looks like a sellers market. Anyway we might as well take a look. *Stats as of May 20th*

Arizona Diamondbacks- Sellers

Aaron Hill .269/.324/.431 BA/OBP/SLG

This might be the biggest piece the Snakes will move. They have IF depth in prospect Jake Lamb and Didi Gregorious. He is owed 12MM each of the next two years which is a price I don’t know if the Diamondbacks are able to pay.

Potential Trade partners: Marlins, Giants, Cardinals, Orioles, Yankees, Athletics

*Potential trade: Yanks get Hill; Dbacks get Tyler Austin*

Eric Chavez .283/.356/.528

He would be a perfect fit for any team looking for a left handed bat off the bench. He will likely not be very expensive to acquire.

Potential Trade Partners: Almost any contending team

*Potential Trade: Tigers get Chavez; Dbacks get Javier Betancourt*

Brandon McCarthy 5.01 ERA

He is not having a great year and would likely only garner trade interest as a starter if he improves otherwise he could be valuable as a long reliever/ 6th starter.

Potential trade Partners: Dodgers, Marlins, Brewers, Giants, White Sox, Indians, Angels, Yankees, Rangers, Blue Jays

*Potential Trade: Angels get McCarthy; Dbacks get Kevin Johnson*

Bronson Arroyo 4.15

He is due 9.5MM next year so I am not to sure he gets moved and if he is the prospect quality could depend on the amount of money the Snakes will eat.

Potential Trade partners: Contending team with money

*Potential Trade: Blue Jays get Arroyo; Dbacks get Dawel Luga*

Brad Ziegler .228 Oliver Perez .363 Joe Thatcher .277

These are the potential relievers the Snakes can move and none are closers but each should bring back decent value. Expect the return to range from a teams number 8-30th ranked prospects.

Potential Trade candidates: All non selling teams

Cubs- Selling

Starlin Castro .302/.341/.491

The Cubs I think will be very serious when listening to offers for Starlin Castro. They have infield prospects Javier Baez, Alcantara, Villanueva, & Canderlario. They also have 1st base prospect Dan Vogelbach but I don’t believe they will listen to offers on Rizzo at least until Vogelbach becomes closer to big league ready. After Starlin’s rough season last year he is playing exceptionally well and can bring back a very sizeable return for a organization which is getting closer to putting a good product on the field. While this organization isn’t lacking much in the minors it is missing a potential top line starting pitcher and a catcher. While many say “wait till the offseason as you will get a better return as you have more teams involved” that isn’t the case here as Starlin is signed long term and is very young (24 years old). I will say there is a 80% chance the Cubs sell high and move him.

Potential Trade Partners: Reds, Dodgers, Mets, Pirates, Tigers, Twins, Yankees, Mariners

*Potential Trade: Mets acquire Starlin; Cubs get Noah Syndergaard, Kevin Plawecki, & Michael Fulmer

Emilio Bonifacio .292/.337/.354

He got off to an absolutely blistering start and has cooled down since. He can be a contending teams swiss army knife capable of playing multiple positions and has the speed to be that pinch runner late in games to steal you that extra base.

Potential Trade partners: Every contending team

*Potential Trade: Giants get Bonifacio; Cubs get Keury Mella

Nate Schierholtz .197/.248/.252

The Cubbies really blew it by not trading Nate at last years deadline or in the offseason when he would have likely garnered a top 100 prospect. If he improves he can be a teams 4th OF.

Potential Trade spots: Mets, Giants, Indians, Nationals, White Sox, Yankees, Mariners

*Potential Trade: Mariners get Nate; Cubs get David Colvin

Jeff Samardzija 1.62

There will be plenty of interested parties for this guys services although no one can imagine him keeping this up. He will be a free agent after the 2015 season and can always re-sign with the Cubs. The Cubs will be looking for a elite Pitching Prospect and potentially a corner outfielder.

Potential Trade Candidates: Rockies, Dodgers, Marlins, Giants, Cardinals, Nationals, Orioles, Red Sox, Indians, Yankees, Rangers, Blue Jays

*Potential Trade: Red Sox get Samardzija; Cubs get Henry Owens, Mookie Betts & Jamie Callahan*

Jason Hammel 3.06

He has had a nice start to his Cubs career and will have a low salary to take on for the rest of the year. He is a free agent at seasons end and will most likely look for a multi-year deal.

Potential Trade Candidates: Every contending team looking for pitching

*Potential Trade: Rangers get Hammel; Cubs get Jairo Beras & Sam Wolff

Phillies- Probably the biggest wild card in the National League as if they are .500 or better they will look to acquire relief pitching and potentially another starting pitcher to go along with the promotion of 3B Maikel Franco. If they are out of it Ruben Amaro Jr. will likely be fired and they will try to trade Cliff Lee, Chase Utley, Jimmy Rollins, AJ Burnett, Marlon Byrd, Carlos Ruiz, Mike Adams, Jonathan Papelbon, and Wil Nieves. At some point though they will need to rebuild and replace the dinosaurs on their team.

Pirates- Sellers

Russell Martin .242/.342/.355

Martin is a free agent at seasons end and there is a good chance he does resign with the Pirates as he meant so much to this team last year. IF the Pirates can get a good prospect in return it might be worth dealing him as there does not figure to be many available catchers on the market.

Potential Trade partners: Dodgers, Red Sox, Angels, & Rangers

*Potential trade: Rangers get Martin: Pirates get Nomar Mazara

Jason Grilli 4.50

Was outstanding last year as their closer but has been on the DL for plenty of time this year.

Potential Trade Partners: Contending Teams

Potential Trade: Blue Jays get Grilli; Pirates get Clinton Hollon as Player to be named later

Fransisco Liriano 4.86

He is a big gamble as there are seasons which he is excellent and others which he flat out sucks. I can see him getting dealt to a team looking for depth.

Potential Trade Partners: Contending teams looking for depth

*Potential Trade: Blue Jays acquire Liriano; Pirates acquire Tom Robson

Middle Relief

They will deal one of many of their middle relief options if they get an offer that they can’t refuse but i don’t see them having a bullpen fire sale.

Padres- It remains yet to be seen if they will contend this year and alot of it depends on the health of Andrew Cashner. If they fall out of it they will try to trade Chase Headley, Seth Smith, & Ian Kennedy.

 

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NFL Mock Draft Round 2

2007 NFL Draft - April 28, 2007

There are still many good prospects left on the board at this point and there are still teams who have not yet made a pick. Here is the first round of this mock draft. https://boldgm.com/2014/05/01/nfl-mock-draft-with-trades/ This is the deepest draft in decades so there are still many great players left on the vine.

33. Cardinals- Kony Ealy OLB Missouri

The Cardinals aren’t a team with that many needs but there are a couple big ones. One of them is pass rusher where they have no one to compliment the old John Abraham. They can use an offensive lineman, a running back, and a strong safety.

34. Falcons- RaShede Hageman DT Minnesota

*** Falcons acquire 34th pick from Redskins for 37th and 147th pick***

{previous pick: Jake Matthews OT}

The Falcons need to continue building their lines and while there are pass rushers later in the draft there arent many more impact defensive tackles especially someone like Hageman who many have a first round grade on.

35. Browns- Lamarcus Joyner CB Florida State

{previous picks: Johnny Manziel QB, Odell Beckham jr. WR}

The Browns have had a strong draft so far and continue to fill needs. They need another corner to play with Joe Haden and can use Buster Skrine in more of a nickel role now. They could also look at a left guard here, a free safety, or a 3-4 DE.

36. Raiders- Kyle Van Noy OLB Brigham Young

{previous pick: Eric Ebron TE}

I can see them taking a guard here but they can easily get one in the third round. They probably have the worst group of linebackers in the league with the Miami Dolphins. If I were the Raiders I would heavily think about trading down.

37. Redskins- Joel Bitonio OT Nevada

He can play tackle or he can be moved inside to guard which is a huge need for the Redskins. I really dont understand why people are picking this team to win the division. This is a club with needs everywhere and I am not to confident in RGIII especially with this offensive line playing in front of him.

38. Buccaneers- Allen Robinson WR Penn State

{previous pick: Greg Robinson}

The Bucs are in extremely desperate need of a wide receiver to play across from Vincent Jackson. Robinson would give the Bucs a set of tall receivers which would create some bad matchups on shorter defensive backs. If their draft turns out like this with their additions this offseason (& a guard in round 4) this could be a team threatening to make the playoffs.

39. Ravens- Stephon Tuitt DE Notre Dame

***Ravens acquire 39th pick from Jaguars for 194th and 2015 first round picks***

{previous pick: Zach Martin OT}

The Ravens can of course trade up from their second round pick to this one but Ozzie Newsome is one of the smartest GMs in the game and even though they are giving up their first round pick next year they are getting first round talent at a position of need. Tuitt would take the spot of the lost Arthur Brown.

40. Vikings- Derek Carr QB Fresno State

{previous pick: Jimmie Ward SS}

The Vikings busted a few years ago on Christian Ponder and need a real quarterback to lead them to the promised land. The Vikings overall have a pretty good team including the best running back in football in Adrian Peterson. The only glaring needs for the Vikings right now is right guard and linebacker. This is also a team that would now have 2 first round picks in theirs and Carolinas and had 3 first round picks last year.

41. Jaguars- Cameron Fleming OT Stanford

{previous pick: Blake Bortles}

The Jaguars have a top emerging left tackle in Luke Joeckel but a big hole at the right tackle position and it is important with a rookie quarterback that you have good protection. If the team is feeling unsure about Blackmon they could take a wide receiver here but I think Blackmon will be reinstated by next season.

42. Titans- Austin Seferian-Jenkins TE Washington

{previous pick: Anthony Barr}

If Jake Locker can play well this season this team should make the playoffs and if he doesnt this team will likely draft a first round quarterback next year. This teams top tight end right now is Dalenie Walker which is unacceptable. This team also has a big need at corner after the loss of Alterraun Verner.

43. Giants- Dominique Easley DT Florida

{previous pick: Taylor Lewan OT}

This was a very hard pick for me to do because they can go in so many different directions. They have an outstanding group of corners but if they cant stop the run they arent going to win 7 games. They have a very weak and old group of defensive tackles with limited interior pass rush ability. They can also go for tight end or wide receiver which are both positions of need for them.

44. Bengals- Donte Moncrief WR Mississippi

***Bengals acquire 44th pick from Rams for 55th & 88th picks***

{previous pick: Ryan Shazier}

The Bengals need a receiver to pair with AJ Green. They already have two very good tight ends and a running back that they selected in the second round last year so Donte could be the final piece of the puzzle. If Dalton cannot win a playoff game this year i think he will be replaced and be a free agent next year.

45. Lions- Jordan Matthews WR Vanderbilt

{previous pick: Justin Gilbert CB}

Even with the signing of Golden Tate the Lions are still looking for a wide receiver. Here they are taking one of my personal favorites in this draft. They still do need a right tackle.

46. Steelers- Jace Amaro TE Texas Tech

{previous pick: Darqueze Dennard}

The Steelers have a lot of options on the board that fit them including Morgan Moses, Cyrus Kouandijo, Kelvin Benjamin, and Cody Latimer. The Steelers want A tall option for Big Ben and particularly someone who is a target in the red zone. This is shaping up to be an ideal draft for GM Kevin Colbert.

47. Cowboys- Tre Mason RB Auburn

{previous pick: Timmy Jernigan DT}

The Cowboys can go a number of ways here whether it be a pass rusher or a wide receiver but i have them taking a running back. DeMarco Murray is a free agent at the end of the season and i dont know if it makes sense to bring him back on what will most likely have to be a multi year deal. Mason is my top rated running back and i think he can be a pro bowler at the NFL level.

48. Ravens- Deone Buccannon SS Washington State

{previous picks: Zach Martin OT, Stephon Tuitt DE}

They need someone to play next to Matt Elam in the secondary. There arent to many holes left for the Ravens but this is a big one needed to be filled. Its also important they find a pass rusher for the future in this draft.

49. Panthers- Cyrus Kouandijo OT Alabama

***Panthers acquire 49th pick from Jets for 60th pick and 2015 3rd round pick***

{previous pick: Mike Evans}

The Panthers get lucky this guy fell as they are in desperate need of a left tackle after Jordan Gross retired. He would most likely be responsible for protecting the Blind side of Cam Newton and Bryron Bell will return to his right tackle position.

50. Dolphins- Billy Turner OT North Dakota State

{previous pick: Xavier Sua Filo OG}

The Dolphins continue to fix that big black eye that you call an offensive line. Morgan Moses does remain on the board but he projects at left tackle and really took off when he moved from the right to left side. He would pair with Xavier to transform this Dolphins offensive line along with Brandon Albert and make it a point of strength.

51. Bears- Morgan Moses OT Virginia

{previous pick: Aaron Donald DT}

The Bears can consider a wide receiver or a corner here but I think this is a “best player available” pick. Jermon Bushrod is likely not their long term future at left tackle but Moses can easily be. He would likely be the blindside protector for the rest of Jay Cutlers career.

52. Cardinals- Weston Richburg C Colorado State

{previous pick: Konly Ealy OLB}

The Cardinals can see this as sort of a luxury type pick. They can use a long term center particularly one that can play at a very high level for the next ten years and open holes in the running game.

53. Packers- Terrence Brooks FS Florida State

{previous pick: CJ Mosley ILB}

The Packers continue to transform their defense in a way to compete with the 49ers, the Bears and the Seahawks. Adding Brooks would make this a very well rounded secondary capable of defending high impact arial attacks. They will finally fix the hole left by the injury to Nick Collins.

54. Eagles- Cody Latimer WR Indiana

{previous pick: Kyle Fuller CB}

The Eagles need to add receiver depth after the loss of DeSean Jackson. In the Eagles high flying offense there is a good chance that Latimer will see a lot of time on the field.

55. Rams- Gabe Jackson OG Mississippi State

{previous picks: Sammy Watkins WR, Haha Clinton-Dix FS}

The Rams have to fill the hole left by the departuring Harvey Dahl at the guard position. This would be an outstanding pick as Gabe Jackson has drawn reviews to Larry Warford who won offensive rookie of the year last year. This would open up some big holes for Zac Stacy.

56. 49ers- Stanley Jean- Baptiste CB Nebraska

{previous pick: Brandin Cooks WR}

After seeing the Seahawks manhandle their receivers with their larger corners the 49ers want to be able to have their own. Stanley stand at 6’3 and could develop into a very physical man to man corner in this league.

57. Seahawks- Demarcus Lawrence DE Boise State

***Seahawks acquire 57th pick from chargers for 64th 132th & 208th picks***

{previous pick: Bradley Roby CB}

The Seahawks are not bringing back Chris Clemons and have one year left from Cliff Avril before he will go looking for big money. The Seahawks operate like the Giants in that they have multiple pass rushers and do use a rotation for it. There secondary quickly became very expensive and i expect Russell Wilson to get a contract at about 15M per year soon so that salary cap will get very tight very quick. A good starting option right here is enough to move up for.

58. Saints- Kelvin Benjamin WR Florida State

{previous pick: Dee Ford}

This is a big wild card pick as there have been conflicting reports about Benjamin. The Saints do need another receiver and one to hopefully take the spot of Colston now that he has gotten older and they lost Lance Moore. I can also see them taking a running back here or potentially a offensive guard.

59. Colts- Keith McGill CB Utah

This team doesnt have a first round pick because of the lopsided Trent Richardson trade but i do believe that Trent will be better this year due to the likelyhood that you wont see 8 men in the box because of Wayne, Nicks, Allen, and TY Hilton. This team NEEDS a lefts guard and also a strong safety. The Colts with a couple small additions can be a real force next season.

60. Jets- Jeremiah Attaochu OLB Georgia Tech

{previous pick: Marquise Lee WR}

I think that tight end Troy Niklas is an option here too which would create a great offense and put pressure on Geno Smith to succeed. I think if Geno isnt good this year The Jets will absolutely pick up a quarterback in next years first round. Here though the Jets get a pass rusher who will eventually take over for 33 year old Calvin Pace.

61. Giants- Troy Niklas TE Notre Dame

***Giants acquire 61st pick from Cardinals for 152nd and 2015 2nd round picks***

{previous picks: Taylor Lewan OT, Dominique Easley DT}

The Giants have had one of the worst tight end situations since Jake Ballard left. Here Eli gets a big 6’7 270lbs target who will be able to block and make plays in the red zone. The Giants still have a number of needs to address including outside linebacker and need another wide receiver.

62. Cowboys- Martavis Bryant WR Clemson

{previous picks: Timmy Jernigan DT, Tre Mason RB}

The Cowboys need a receiver to replace the departing Miles Austin and get a nice number 2 receiver here. The Bryants would represent a viable receiving core along with Terrence Williams.

63. Broncos- Chris Borland ILB Wisconsin

{previous pick: JaWuan James}

The Broncos seem to be a moderately easy choice to return to the super bowl as the AFC champions. They do have a big hole left by the departing Wesley Woodyard. They are really pushing to win the championship before Peyton retires.

64. Seahawks- Davante Adams WR Fresno State

{previous pick: Bradley Roby CB}

The Super Bowl champion Seahawks are very deep in a number of areas and feature high end talent in most of those areas as well. The do have an issue at wide receiver where they can use additional depth after the loss of Golden Tate.

NFL Mock Draft With Trades

Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Round 6 Round 7
1 3,000 33 580 65 265 97 112 129 43 161 27 193 14.2
2 2,600 34 560 66 260 98 108 130 42 162 26.6 194 13.8
3 2,200 35 550 67 255 99 104 131 41 163 26.2 195 13.4
4 1,800 36 540 68 250 100 100 132 40 164 25.8 196 13
5 1,700 37 530 69 245 101 96 133 39.5 165 25.4 197 12.6
6 1,600 38 520 70 240 102 92 134 39 166 25 198 12.2
7 1,500 39 510 71 235 103 88 135 38.5 167 24.6 199 11.8
8 1,400 40 500 72 230 104 86 136 38 168 24.2 200 11.4
9 1,350 41 490 73 225 105 84 137 37.5 169 23.8 201 11
10 1,300 42 480 74 220 106 82 138 37 170 23.4 202 10.6
11 1,250 43 470 75 215 107 80 139 36.5 171 23 203 10.2
12 1,200 44 460 76 210 108 78 140 36 172 22.6 204 9.8
13 1,150 45 450 77 205 109 76 141 35.5 173 22.2 205 9.4
14 1,100 46 440 78 200 110 74 142 35 174 21.8 206 9
15 1,050 47 430 79 195 111 72 143 34.5 175 21.4 207 8.6
16 1,000 48 420 80 190 112 70 144 34 176 21 208 8.2
17 950 49 410 81 185 113 68 145 33.5 177 20.6 209 7.8
18 900 50 400 82 180 114 66 146 33 178 20.2 210 7.4
19 875 51 390 83 175 115 64 147 32.6 179 19.8 211 7
20 850 52 380 84 170 116 62 148 32.2 180 19.4 212 6.6
21 800 53 370 85 165 117 60 149 31.8 181 19 213 6.2
22 780 54 360 86 160 118 58 150 31.4 182 18.6 214 5.8
23 760 55 350 87 155 119 56 151 31 183 18.2 215 5.4
24 740 56 340 88 150 120 54 152 30.6 184 17.8 216 5
25 720 57 330 89 145 121 52 153 30.2 185 17.4 217 4.6
26 700 58 320 90 140 122 50 154 29.8 186 17 218 4.2
27 680 59 310 91 136 123 49 155 29.4 187 16.6 219 3.8
28 660 60 300 92 132 124 48 156 29 188 16.2 220 3.4
29 640 61 292 93 128 125 47 157 28.6 189 15.8 221 3
30 620 62 284 94 124 126 46 158 28.2 190 15.4 222 2.6
31 600 63 276 95 120 127 45 159 27.8 191 15 223 2.3
32 590 64 270 96 116 128 44 160 27.4 192 14.6 224 2

I have attached the NFL draft trade chart which gives point values on what each pick is worth. Most of the time the team trading down will get the benefit of the doubt. Well lets get started. Image

1. Texans- Jadaveon Clowney DE South Carolina

I can see the Falcons wanting to move up to get Clowney but I just dont think it makes sense for the Texans unless the Falcons overpay like crazy. There biggest need is QB but at the number 6 spot both Bortles and Manziel could be gone. They could use a WR or Guard and need a TE but it is too high to take Ebron and the WR or Guard need isnt pressing enough. They do need a middle linebacker but not at 6 overall. Unless if the Falcons give up 3 first round picks and a second i dont see a trade happening.

2. Rams- Sammy Watkins WR Clemson

The Rams could trade this pick if Clowney is still there but otherwise i see them taking Watkins. I dont understand why “experts” have them taking Greg Robinson when he wont be drafted until at least the number 6 barring a trade. Watkins would make the Rams have a very dynamic offense if Sam Bradford can play well.

3. Bills- Khalil Mack DE Buffalo

***Bills acquire 3rd overall pick from Jaguars for 9th pick, 41st pick, 2015 2nd round pick, and 109th pick***

Buffalo feels they arent too many players away from really competing. On the defensive side of the ball i do agree with them and the addition of Mack would make a vaunted pass rushing situation in Buffalo with Mario Williams and Jerry Hughes in the fold as well.

4. Browns- Johnny Manziel QB Texas A&M

I believe that the Browns are obsessed with him and GM Ray Farmer wants his own QB in there. Even with a deep QB class this would be a smart pick for the Browns.

5. Buccaneers- Greg Robinson OT Auburn

*** Bucs acquire 5th 219th & 2015 5th round pick from Oakland for 7th & 69th picks***

Bucs have big need at tackle and wide receiver but by making this trade they can get the best tackle we have seen in years and still hold on to their second round pick which they can use on a WR.

6. Falcons- Jake Matthews OT Texas A&M

Falcons want to get bigger after last year and have taken that step in upgrading the lines with Paul Solia, Tyson Jackson, and Jon Asamoah. Matthews will allow the Falcons to run the ball effectively and provide Matt Ryan more time to spread the ball out. This is a very good pick for Atlanta.

7. Jaguars- Blake Bortles QB Central Florida

*** Jaguars acquire 7th pick from Oakland for 9th 105th & 109th(Bills 4th) picks

Jaguars get their man by leapfrogging the Vikings. The Jaguars do have a number of holes to fill including Tackle, Corner, Linebacker, and Safety but no need is as pressing as Quarterback. They now have two 2nd round picks and their 3rd rounder to fix some of those problems (although no 4th round picks).

8. Panthers- Mike Evans WR Texas A&M

*** Panthers acquire 8th pick from Vikings for 28th 92nd 168th and 2015 1st round pick***

After seeing four Wide Receivers leave the Panthers finally get their guy. He would pair with Jason Avant and Jericho Cotchery to create and average receiving corps but still have holes in their offensive line, outside linebacker, and all over their secondary save free safety. They will most likely draft a tackle in round two as they had success last year with a underwelming secondary but need to replace the recently retired Jordan Gross.

9. Raiders- Eric Ebron TE North Carolina

The Raiders have possibly the most needs out of any team in the league and desperetly need youth on defense as they are projected to have five starters over the age of 30. They have no impact tight ends at this moment and havent for a very long time. Ebron will give the Raiders a playmaking tight end for their franchise.

10. Lions- Justin Gilbert CB Oklahoma State

The Lions secondary has been awful for a long time and they currently have two aging corners in Rashean Mathis and Chris Houston. Gilbert would provide the Lions with a future number 1 corner who can help cover the likes of Calvin, Alshon, and Cordarelle in a difficult NFC North.

11. Bears- Aaron Donald DT Pittsburgh

***Bears acquire 11th pick from Titans for 14th & 82nd picks***

The Bears were woeful against the run last year and seemed lifeless without Henry Melton in the interior. This is a franchise that prides itself on defense but needs a top flight defensive tackle like they once had in Tommie Harris and Henry Melton. The Bears do have other needs including a guard, WR depth, a Tight end, Safeties and cornerback youth.

12. Giants- Taylor Lewan OT Michigan

This seems like the most Taylormade (see what i did there) pick of the draft. The Giants need a Left tackle to keep Eli up straight. They also need a WR, tight end, Free Safety, DT, and a outside linebacker but Lewan will solve a issue thats been lingering for years.

13. Rams- Haha Clinton-Dix FS Alabama

The Rams arent a team with too many needs and after adding Watkins are in position to take another playmaker in Haha. I think this pick comes down to Haha or Zach Martin but due to the potential availability of right tackles later in the draft and the lack of true playmaking free safeties other than Calvin Pryor or Haha that safety is the way to go.

14. Titans- Anthony Barr OLB UC- Los Angeles

The Titans are reforming to a 3-4 defense under new defensive coordinator Ray Horton and need the skillset to reflect the transformation. Barr would pair with Shaun Phillips before taking over for him in subsequent years. I can also see the Titans drafting a corner or a tight end but this isnot a team with a ton of needs and if Jake Locker plays well this is a team with talent on its roster.

15. Steelers- Darqueze Dennard CB Michigan State

If Dennard, Gilbert, Ebron, or Lewan  isnt here i can see this team moving back ten spots or so to a team that wants to move up and take Zach Martin or Calvin Pryor. The Steelers are desperate for a number 1 corner after the subpar play of Ike Taylor and really miss Keenan Lewis who is now on the Saints. This would make two new members of a rebuilt Steelers secondary including new free safety Mike Mitchell.

16. Patriots- Louis Nix III DT Notre Dame

***Patriots acquire 16th pick from Cowboys for 29th 62nd and 2015 2nd round picks***

The Patriots are not a team that has a pressing number of needs but every starter on their defensive line is over the age of 30. Louis Nix III is really the only highly graded Nose tackle in this draft and the Patriots need youth along the line. I can also see them grabbing a SS, potentially a center, and a tight end.

17. Ravens- Zach Martin OT Notre Dame

The Ravens have always put emphasis on their offensive line under the Harbaugh era and last years play is not acceptable for the system that they run. Martin can play day one at Right Tackle and make this line instantly better. I think its a tough decision between him and Mosley but this choice makes sense. He would be the second member of the o-line acquired this offseason with Jeremy Zuttah who they traded for from Tampa Bay.

18. Packers- CJ Mosley ILB Alabama

***Packers acquire 18th pick from Jets for 21st and 85th pick***

The Jets arent to kind to the Dolphins are they. The Packers dont have to many glaring needs but absolutely need an upgrade over Brad Jones at the inside linebacker position. Mosley would make an excellent 1-2 punch with AJ Hawk and would allow Julius Peppers and Clay Matthews to focus mainly on pass rushing. All of the sudden the Packers defense doesnt look like the week spot anymore.

19. Browns- Odell Beckham Jr. WR Louisiana State

***Browns acquire 19th pick from Dolphins for 26th & 83rd picks***

The Browns recieved the 83rd pick from the Steelers last year in the Shamarko Thomas trade.The Browns have a pressing need for a number 2 Wide Receiver to play with Josh Gordon. This would make teams more cautious to use double teams on Gordon as they would have to figure out ways to cover Beckham & Jordan Cameron.

20. 49ers- Brandin Cooks WR Oregon State

***49ers acquire 20th pick from Cardinals for 30th & 61st picks***

The 49ers need more Wide Receivers to balance out their roster and compete with the violent secondary of the Seahawks. With Seattle losing Walter Thurmond as their slot corner covering Cooks will be a pain for the legion of boom. Cooks would infuse more speed into an offense with a physical running game.

21. Jets- Marquise Lee WR Southern California Before the Jets signed Eric Decker they had the worst receiving corps in the league along with a big hole at tight end. Lee would be a big boost for this offense which continues to add weapons for Vick/Geno.

22. Eagles- Kyle Fuller CB Virginia Tech The Eagles have a hole at corner with really no number one option on the roster. They also play a very fast paced system on offense which means their time of possesion numbers will be porous. Fuller would help cover guys in a division of excellent WR including Dez Bryant, Victor Cruz, and DeSean Jackson.

23. Chiefs- Calvin Pryor FS Louisville The Chiefs have more needs than meets the eye when you think about a team that was the last standing undefeated team by a large margin. They have a big hole next to Eric Berry at Safety which is a big black eye to the defense. I can see them trading down but Pryor at this pick is to tough to pass up.

24. Bengals- Ryan Shazier OLB Ohio State

The Bengals have a few needs in another wide receiver, a pass rusher to replace Michael Johnson, and a safety to replace Reggie Nelson but Shazier should be the pick for them. This will also be a determining season for Andy Daltons future as he is going to either start making some money or facing competition for starts.

25. Chargers- Jason Verrett CB Texas Christian

The Chargers are in desperate need for Corners its not funny anymore. They also need a nose tackle but with Louis Nix III gone there is no one worth a first round pick at that position. This is a team well positioned for the future due to hits in the second round like Eric Weddle, Kendell Reyes, Marcus Gilchrist, and Manti Teo.

26. Dolphins- Xavier Sua Filo OG UC- Los Angeles

The Dolphins have numerous needs across the football field so I can see them trading down to fill many of those holes including offensive guard (2), OT, wide receiver, Linebacker, a second tight end, youth at corner, and free safety. Here the Dolphins get a future pro bowl guard which can be paired next to Mike Pouncey to open up some holes in that running game.

27. Saints- Dee Ford OLB Auburn

For all the upgrades and money that New Orleans spent on the secondary this offseason it will be very difficult for them to cover people if there is no pass rush. Ford will provide that rush for the Saints reducing their need to blitz. I dont know if he is a three down player though.

28. Seahawks- Bradley Roby CB Ohio State

***Seahawks acquire 28th pick from Vikings for 32nd & 2015 3rd round picks***

After Roby there is a big dropoff of corners till Lamarcus Joyner and after that another big falloff. The Seahawks lost Brandon Browner and Walter Thurmond III to free agency and have a big decision to make on Richard Sherman. The Seahawks usually draft with the future in mind and this pick will be for present and future.

29. Cowboys- Timmy Jernigan DT Florida State

The Cowboys have needs all over the field and Jerry Jones is not making Jason Garrett’s job any easier. They had one of the worst defenses that i have ever seen last year and they lost DeMarcus Ware. This team has needs everwhere on defense except middle linebacker and starting corner. They also have needs on the offensive side of the ball especially at guard. 2014 maybe a rough one for these Cowboys.

30. Texans- Teddy Bridgewater QB Louisville

***Texans acquire 30th pick from Cardinals for 33rd and 101st picks***

I can see the Texans getting nervous that someone will trade into the back of the first round and take Teddy or the Vikings will pluck him. This would be an excellent first round for Houston in grabbing their franchise QB and a defensive force in Clowney. I dont see the Texans taking Carr due to their issues with his brother.

31. Broncos- JaWuan James OT Tennesee

The Broncos have a need at right tackle after moving Orlando Franklin over to guard to replace the departing Zane Beadles. The Broncos need to keep Peyton upright and that has to be their top priority. The Broncos are all in to try and win a super bowl before Peyton retires and i can see them trading their 2015 1st round pick to try and get the pieces to win that championship.

32. Vikings- Jimmie Ward SS Northern Illinois

He would pair with Harrison Smith to make one of the better safety combinations in the league. The Vikings were absolutely dreadful in pass coverage last year and have upgrades Caption Munnerlyn and now Jimmie Ward to combat the passing attacks of the NFC North. With their abundance of picks the Vikings are well positioned to take a quarterback soon.