2015 NFL Predictions

2015 NFL Predictions

AFC East: New England Patriots

Buffalo Bills 9-7

Miami Dolphins 7-9

New England Patriots 9-7

New York Jets 4-12

AFC North: Pittsburgh Steelers

Baltimore Ravens 7-9

Cincinnati Bengals 8-8

Cleveland Browns 3-13

Pittsburgh Steelers 11-5

AFC South: Indianapolis Colts

Houston Texans 8-8

Indianapolis Colts 10-6

Jacksonville Jaguars 2-14

Tennessee Titans 3-13

AFC West: Denver Broncos

Denver Broncos 13-3

Kansas City Chiefs 10-6

Oakland Raiders 4-12

San Diego Chargers 12-4

NFC East: Dallas Cowboys

Dallas Cowboys 11-5

New York Giants 9-7

Philadelphia Eagles 10-6

Washington Redskins 2-14

NFC North: Green Bay Packers

Chicago Bears 6-10

Detroit Lions 8-8

Green Bay Packers 12-4

Minnesota Vikings 8-8

NFC South: New Orleans Saints

Atlanta Falcons 9-7

Carolina Panthers 8-8

New Orleans Saints 10-6

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2-14

NFC West: Seattle Seahawks

Arizona Cardinals 10-6

San Fransisco 49ers 4-12

Seattle Seahawks 12-4

St Louis Rams 10-6

Playoffs AFC:
1. Denver Broncos
2. Pittsburgh Steelers
3. Indianapolis Colts
4. New England Patriots
5. San Diego Chargers
6. Kansas City Chiefs
Playoffs NFC:
1. Green Bay Packers
2. Seattle Seahawks
3. Dallas Cowboys
4. New Orleans Saints
5. St Louis Rams
6. Philadelphia Eagles
Super Bowl: Seattle Seahawks over San Diego Chargers 27-20

MVP: Philip Rivers

Defensive Player of the Year: Von Miller

Rookie of the Year: Amari Cooper

Defensive Rookie of the Year: Vic Beasley

Coach of the Year: Mike Tomlin

NFL Mock Draft 2015

NFL Mock Draft 2015

NFL Mock Draft 2015

1. Tampa Bay (2-14)- Jameis Winston QB Florida State
I am not at all a winston fan but I think its inevitable at this point for Winston to wind up in Tampa Bay. There are flaws TO his Game starting with his intelligence and I do believe the Bucs will grow to regret this pick.
2. Tennessee (2-14)- Leonard Williams DE USC
The best player in the draft and he would be a nice fit for their 3-4 defense under Ray Horton. They were awful overall on defense but especially against the run. I would have to imagine that 3 players must be involved to block Williams and Orakpo otherwise they could reck havoc .
3. Jacksonville (3-13)- Danny Shelton DT Washington
The Jaguars are in a very strange spot in the draft and will most likely move back in a trade with a team that wants Mariota. We have seen them surprise us before like last draft and I think they will again. They finished 27th in the league in rush defense last season and need an upgrade in the interior of the defensive line. Shelton is a mountain at 340 pounds but has good feet. He could command a double team on the inside and be paired with a rotating Odrick or Sen’Derick Marks both of whom aren’t anything above a average to below average player. On a side note many people are saying Dante Fowler Jr. here but I don’t think that will happen as there are many pass rushers in this draft ad if they move back they could get one of similar quality at a fraction of the price.
4. Oakland (3-13)- Kevin White WR West Virginia
You can knock GM Reggie McKenzie on his free agency spending and letting players go but you can;t knock him on his draft history. So far he has taken players such as DJ Hayden, Khalil Mack, Derek Carr and Gabe Jackson all who look promising as potential impact players. Historically the Raiders love players with speed and Kevin White possesses that with a sub 4.35 40. Derek Carr needs a number 1 target and White can wreck havoc on opposing secondaries but I do think he is more risky than Amari Cooper.
5. Washington (4-12)- Marcus Mariota QB Oregon
If Mariota is gone then I could see them trading back and gaining more picks. New GM Scott McGloghlan took over a trainwreck of an NFL roster partially due to not having a first round pick since the RG3 trade. They have holes all over the field although I love what Scott has done in Free Agency this year picking up Talent and potential in Chris Culliver, Terrance Knighton and Stephen Paea. Mariota will be able to sit and watch for a year as RG3 plays behind the worst offensive line in the league before taking the reigns in 2016. I am a Mariota fan but I truly believe he needs to wait a little and become seasoned to the pace in the NFL as well as a different system.
6. New York Jets (4-12)- Vic Beasley OLB Clemson
The Jets have a surprisingly good roster and few holes outside of QB and a young pass rusher. They signed a trio of corners (Revis, Cromarti, and Buster Skrine) to solve their weakness at corner and also have Millner coming back from injury. They also signed Marcus Gilchrist to play next to Calvin Pryor and traded for Brandon Marshall at WR. With no Qb worth taking its important to get younger at OLB with both Calvin Pace and Jason Babin 34 years old. Beasley and Quinton Couples would pair as pass rushers for about a decade and could be one of the most formidable duos in the league. I am high on Beasley.
7. Chicago (5-11)- Amari Cooper WR Alabama
With the trade of Brandon Marshall to the Jets they lack a target opposite of Alshon Jeffery and also need a Right Tackle but that can be taken in round two. Cooper will give Cutler two high end targets to throw to and will really put the pressure on Cutler as if he struggles you can’t say there was “no weapons” as he would have Forte, Martelus Bennett, Jeffery, and Cooper. They had an awful defense but they signed some short term patches like Ray McDonald and Jarvis Jenkins while signing Pernell McPhee to big money.
8. Atlanta (6-10)- Dante Fowler Jr. Florida
New defensive coordinator Richard Smith stressed the importance of sacks and QB pressure but the Falcons with the leagues worst defense are lacking a pass rusher. They currently have Tyson Jackson, Kroy Bierman and Adrian Clayborn at DE which is awful. Fowler would give them a big improvement over those guys and be a starter from day 1. The real question with Fowler is how high his ceiling is and how much better can he get.
9. New York Giants (6-10)- Landon Collins S Alabama
They lost Antrel Rolle to the Bears and Stevie Brown is currently a free agent although rumors suggest the Giants want him back. Their current safeties are Cooper Taylor and Nat Berhe which is potential for major problems during the season. Landon Collins could start from day one and bring potentially impact play for this team. They might be able to move back with a trade with a team such as the Dolphins or Chargers and be able to get him.
10. St. Louis (6-10)- DeVante Parker WR Louisville
There is a ton of talent on the Rams roster largely due to the RG3 trade and with Nick Foles I would guess they are expecting to make the playoffs. They have holes on the offensive line that could be patched up later in the draft or through a stopgap in free agency but they need a number one receiver which is not available in Free Agency. Parker would be able to stretch the field and be a reliable target for Foles and the Rams offense. To match the defense the offense has criminally underrated potential with receivers, Parker, Tavon Austin, Stedman Bailey, Kenny Britt and Brian Quick. Tight ends Jared Cook and Lance Kendricks and breakout RB Tre Mason. Watch Out!
11. Minnesota (7-9)- Dorial Green-Beckham WR Oklahoma (Mizzou)
The Vikings are another team that will be in contention for the playoffs this season as they ail start with Teddy from day one. He needs another receiver to pair with Mike Wallace and Corderelle patterson who are both similar speed players. Beckham is extremely talented and without his problems at Mizzou could go in the top 5 but he falls here due to uncertainty. He is 6’5 and has the speed and power to go over the middle. They could also use a MLB, future pass rusher, and young corner but they will address those needs later.
12. Cleveland (7-9)- Brandon Scherff OT/OG Iowa
The Browns have two first round picks and need a WR for their offense but will have to wait with many of the top options off the board. They have the best offensive line in the league from the Center (Alex Mack) on over left to Bitiono and Joe Thomas but their right side needs work. Mitchell Schwartz has been awful at Rt while John Greco is subpar. Brandon Scherff would take one of those spots presumably RT while you can let Greco and Schwartz duke it out for RG. As far as the offensive one goes it maybe tacky to say but your only as strong as your weakest link and one deficiency can destroy your whole game plan.
13. New Orleans (7-9)- Arik Armstead DE Oregon
The Saints were woeful on defense last season and it needs to be fixed. I know they lost their big pickup Jairus Byrd early but they were so incredibly bad that other players must be held accountable. They picked up Brandon Browner and Danell Ellerbe to help that defense but they need help up front where they lacked a pass rush and had a porous run defense. The 6’7 Armstead will team with Cameron Jordan to create one of the better 3-4 DE combos in the league. They need Stanley Jean Baptiste to pick it up this season but they should be a lot better.
14. Miami (8-8)- Trae Waynes CB Michigan State
The Dolphins have made splashy signings the past 3 season (Wallace, Albert and Suh) and have high end talent but they lack depth in certain areas. One of them is Wr where they can’t get value at this point in the draft and another is Cb as Cortland Finnegan retired and where if Waynes is available they should grab him immediately. He would pair with one of the better corners in the league in Brett Grimes and would have to cover receivers such as Juilien Edelman, Eric Decker, and Robert Woods. The Dolphins next pick would most likely be a linebacker Oline or a WR.
15. San Francisco (8-8)- Eric Kendricks ILB UCLA
The 49ers had the unluckiest offseason with the retirement of star ILB Partick Willis due to injury and Chris Borland due to fearfulness and stupidity. Eric Kendricks is the brother of Eagles ILB Mychal Kendricks and could be a great player. The 49ers have been very effective in the first round recently with the exception of Jonathan Baldwin. They have a few other needs as well but they must fix the defense after losing Willis, Justin Smith, Borland, Chris Culliver and Perish Cox.
16. Houston (9-7)- Jaelen Strong WR Arizona State
The Texans waived goo bye to their franchise player Andre Johnson and need a receiver opposite of DeAndre Hopkins as Cecil Shorts III is a slot receiver. They will most likely select a linebacker in the next round. They might be reaching a little bit here but this will fill a need that must be filled to give Brian Hoyer a chance to be competitive.
17. San Diego (9-7)- Eddie Goldman NT Florida State
The Chargers are a team that could move up in the draft and we have heard rumors of Phillip Rivers being involved in a Mariota trade but I doubt the Chargers would do that. They need a big man on their defensive line to stuff the run and play next to Corey Liuget and Kendall Reyes. They could also use a RB, SS and a pass rusher. They don’t have many needs but lack star talent on the defensive side of the ball save for Eric Weddle.
18. Kansas City (9-7)- Breshad Perriman WR UCF
He is FAST! He reportedly recorded a 4.22 40 yard dash time at his pro day which would be one of the fastest ever. Not an over the middle typer player but he would stretch the field similar to DeSean Jackson during his time in Philly. With Maclin on the inside this will help Alex Smith run the west coast offense and Perriman will be used plenty for bubble screens. They don’t have much salary cap room due to the franchise tag they placed on Justin Houston but if they get a long term deal done look for them to beef up their offensive line and their secondary. They should draft a ILB in the next two rounds.
19. Cleveland – from Buffalo (9-7)- Todd Gurley RB Georgia
Already having selected Offensive lineman Brandon Scherff they can move onto another need and that is RB where they really need someone who doesn’t suck. Gurley is coming off injury at Georgia but has insane talent and is relatively fresh due to being suspended for violating the NCAAs bullshit criminal monopolistic rules by signing autographs. He would be a game changer on the field although i would understand the fear of drafting another first round RB by Browns fans (Trent Richardson).
20. Philadelphia (10-6)- Malcolm Brown DT Texas
There are rumors of Chip Kelly moving up to select his college QB Marcus Mariota but I am not predicting trades in this mock draft. The Eagles do fill a need here selecting talented DT Malcolm brown who could take Cedric Thortons spot to form one of the better 3-4 combos in the league with Flethcer Cox or play the nose. They could also use a WR and RG but those options don’t have the value of Brown who is one of the more underrated players in this draft class.
21. Cincinnati* (10-5-1)- Andrus Peat LT Stanford
It seems every year a talented prospect falls to the Bengals you think would have been gone a long time ago. Outside of safety they really lack a position of weakness so they draft for the future here. Whitworth who is one of the best Left Tackles in the league is 33 and ail need to be replaced soon. By taking Peat he can start at LT and you can kick Whitworth into left guard with Boling playing center which would make this a top 3 line in the league.
22. Pittsburgh* (11-5)- Alvin “Bud” Dupree OLB Kentucky
The Steelers have a huge need at corner that they refuse to address in the first round. They love taking linebackers early (Shazier, Jarvis Jones, Timmons) and need a pass rusher to eventually replace James Harrison. Dupree is one of the higher rated players on my board and the Steelers get lucky if he slides. They also could use a left guard, Nose Tackle, safety and a couple corners.
23. Detroit* (11-5)- Marcus Peters CB Washington
The Lions had to deal with the loss of Suh and Fairley but they traded for Haloti Nghata and signed Tyrunn Walker who are going to be their defensive tackles. Darius Slay has been inconsistent and Rashean Mathis is 35 so they need a corner for the future. Marcus Peters is a very talented corner but got kicked off the football team last year due to off the field issues and bad behavior. They could use some offensive line help as well as some pass rushing depth.
24. Arizona* (11-5)- Shane Ray OLB Mizzou
Coming off a strange year many people have the Cardinals taking a running back or someone on the offensive side of the ball and that certainly makes sense but thats just not how the Cardinals do things. They like to build from the inside out primarily through defense. They lack a true pass rusher to put pressure on the quarterback. They signed Sean Whetherspoon to play one side and Ray would play another. Prbably the best GMand Head coach tandem in the league but they have a need additionally at C, RT, RB and on the Dline.
25. Carolina* (7-8-1)- La’el Collins OT LSU
They made the playoffs due to the worst division in years but next year it will be more difficult. Byron Bell is a UFA and likely will not be resigned. They need a LT but some people question whether Collins is a LT or better suited on the interior. I think he would be an all-pro guard but I don’t know how good of a LT he will be but due to his talent I would take him as he has an extremely high floor and he can slide to guard or right tackle as the Panthers are devoid of talent on the oline. They also haven’t had an above average corner since Chris Gamble retired.
26. Baltimore* (10-6)- Jalen Collins CB LSU
The Ravens are mired in salary cap hell which has forced them to trade Ngata and watch Torrey Smith leave. They could absolutely use a receiver here but none are worth taking right now. Jimmy Smith is a UFA in 2016 and will be expensive so Collins could slide in and be the replacement. There is not a lot of holes on this Ravens team but corner depth is important especially to cover Marcus Wheaton and Martavis Bryant of the Steelers.
27. Dallas* (12-4)- Melvin Gordon RB Wisconsin
They need a replacement for the departure of DeMarco Murray and while they covet Adrian Peterson the Vikings have said they will not release him. Dallas had a Miracle season last year but they have holes all over the defense filled with below average players outside of Sean Lee and their corners. After selecting Zach Martin last year and seeing that go so well they will not be afraid to make the boring pick. Gordon will be a stud bulldog running back perfect for Dallas.
28. Denver* (12-4)- Ereck Flowers OT Miami
Peyton is going into what is likely his last season in the NFL and Denver must do everything it can to win this year. They have lost talent in free agency in Julius Thomas, Orlando Franklin, Rahim Moore, Nate Erving and Wes Welker that they need to somehow replace. The whole at left guard by the departing Orlando Franklin is the most concerning because Peyton is fragile and immobile at this stage of his career. They can plug Flowers in at RT and move Chris Clark to LG. Still they have to replace depth at other positions in the draft.
29. Indianapolis* (11-5)- Cameron Erving C Florida State
They need a Center for Andrew Luck similar to what Peyton Manning had in Jeff Saturday. Having a leader at center is critical to maintaining consistency in the offensive line. I don’t see any other needs on offense but defense they really do need some help. No one is above average up front and they need safeties but having a center can make a difference and complete this offense which might be the leagues best in 2015.
30. Green Bay* (12-4)- Randy Gregory DE Nebraska
Green Bay builds almost single handedly through the draft. After resigning BJ Raji they really don’t have any holes on their roster but they can look to get better at OLB pass rusher and younger to replace Julius Peppers eventually. Gregory could fall in the draft due to failing a drug test for weed and his bad combine. He needs to gain some weight and going to the Packers can allow his to gain weight and sit for a little before being forced into action.
31. New Orleans – from Seattle* (12-4)- Maxx Williams TE Minnesota
Following the pick of Arik Armstead they could look to address another void which was caused by the Jimmy Graham trade. Drew Brees was vocally pissed off about that trade and they need to get another weapon for him as they’ve lost Graham and Kenny Stills. The Saints are not done making moves as they have had to recover from salary cap hell and have some holes on their team.
32. New England* (12-4)- Jordan Phillips NT Oklahoma
The Patriots did win the Super Bowl so there isn’t a lot of holes but there are a couple following the departures of Darell Revis, Brandon Browner and Vince Wilfork. In Jordan Phillips they can get their next big man to stop the run which is critical toward the end of the game when opponents are trying to run out the clock. They could also use a corner or two.

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.