ROUND 1 1. Carolina Panthers- Nick Fairley 65 298 DT/DE Auburn With Andrew Luck deciding to go back to school, this pick comes down to 3 potential players: Nick Fairley, DaQuan Bowers, and A.J. Green. To me A.J. Green is the number one talent in this draft; he fits a lesser need than the other two. DaQuan Bowers had a great senior season but was somewhat of a disappointment before. Fairley is the safer pick. He dominated SEC defenses down the stretch and was very impressive in the Co-National Championship game. Reminds me a bit of Suh because of how disruptive he can be in the rush and passing game. 2. Denver Broncos- Patrick Peterson 61 222 CB LSU This pick is between DaQuan Bowers and Patrick Peterson. Both would fill a huge hole as the Broncos finished last in the league last year in sacks, and Champ Bailey being a free agent. The sack number will most likely increase with Dumerville coming back and Bailey is most likely gone due to his age and the fact he wants to play for a contender. Patrick Peterson is this years version of a shut down cornerback. Has great size and hands. He also can play Safety and Return Punts and Kicks. 3. Buffalo Bills- Von Miller 63 243 OLB Texas A&M Chan Gailey coached Von Miller at the senior bowl, and Miller was impressive in that game. Miller is a great athlete and has proven he can rush the passer. Can swim or spin and has great closing speed to the quarterback. Proved that he can participate in coverage despite his coverage skills being a bit raw. Strong tackler that can stop elusive runners in the open field. Bills are weak in the OLB position and Miller could help bolster this group. 4. Cincinnati Bengals- A.J. Green 64 204 WR Georgia A.J. Green is a tremendous talent. Compares to the likes of Randy Moss, Calvin Johnson or Andre Johnson. Bengals most likely will part ways with both Terrell Owens as well as Chad Johnson, leaving a huge gap at the WR position. Green can immediately step into that position and strive showing he is the best talent in this years draft. 5. Arizona Cardinals- Robert Quinn 65 270 DE/OLB North Carolina With Von Miller off the board the Cardinals get the next best rush linebacker with Robert Quinn. Despite Quinn missing the entire season due to some NCAA ruling, he is still a great talent. 6. Cleveland Browns- DaQuan Bowers 64 280 DE Clemson DaQuan Bowers is the best DE on the board. Terrific talent that is very athletic. With Cleveland switching to a 4-3 they need DE that can rush the passer and Bowers will be helpful here. Bowers has some bad tape but reminds me of Julius Peppers or Mario Williams with how dominant he can be at times. 7. San Francisco 49ers- Marcell Dareus 64 306 DT/DE Alabama This pick is a tossup because the 49ers might go for a quarterback here, but if Harbaugh isnt sold on Gabbert, I see them going with Dareus. Dareus is the best player on the board and fills the DE need. Dareus had a good career at Alabama and could become a disruptive player when Sam Bradford matures. 8. Tennessee Titans- Blaine Gabbert 65 235 QB Missouri Blaine Gabbert is the number one QB on the board and the Titans are in desperate need of a QB. After releasing Vince Young, the Titans will most likely go QB in the first. The Titans will turn to him to be their franchise QB and I cant see them reaching for Cam Newton because of their failure with VY. 9. Dallas Cowboys Prince Amukamara 61 205 CB Nebraska The Cowboys defense was horrible last season. Cornerback is the biggest need on this defense with Terence Newman turning 33 and due 8 million this season as well as Mike Jenkins under producing. Amukamara is like Cornerback 1B behind Peterson and would surely help the Cowboys secondary. 10. Washington Redskins- Julio Jones 64 220 WR Alabama The Redskins need a QB but with Gabbert off the board they will go with the bpa. Satanana Moss is a free agent this year, and even if he resigns the Redskins need another WR. Jones would bolster this WR core that without Moss would include Jones, Armstrong and Cooley playing TE. 11. Houston Texans- Aldon Smith 65 260 OLB/DE Missouri The Texans are truly upset that Von Miller was so good at the senior bowl because they were hoping to be able to steal him at 11. With the two best CB off the board, and Julio Jones who couldve been a valuable 2nd WR for them, they go with a rush linebacker. Switching to the 3-4, there only viable option at OLB is Connor Barwin who had a horrible injury last season. Smith will help sure up the front 7 and help get pressure on the QB. 12. Minnesota Vikings- Cameron Jordan 64 283 DE/DT California The Vikings are in need of a QB, but I feel like this is a bit two high for Newton. Cam could impress in his workouts and his interviews but as of now I sense that the Vikings will be going in a different direction. Jordan is more of a 3-4 DE but as a 4-3 player he can play both inside and outside giving a lot of value to this pick. The Vikings are weak at the DE spot so Jordan would seriously help this front 7. 13. Detroit Lions- Nate Solder 69 315 OT Colorado The Detroit Lions are in need of a CB desperately, but with both of the top CB already drafted I cant see them selecting Smith or Harris this early. They are also in need of an OLB and Ayers could be the pick here, but I feel that the Lions need to protect Stafford. Stafford is the franchise QB and drafting Solder would bolster this OL and help protect Stafford from injury. 14. St. Louis Rams- Ryan Kerrigan 64 255 OLB/DE Purdue The Rams are in need of a WR but with both A.J. Green and Julio Jones off the board they will have to go another direction. James Hall who had 10.5 sacks last season turns 34 so it would be hard to expect the same level of production out of him. Drafting Kerrigan will give them Halls successor and help this DL. 15. Miami Dolphins- Cam Newton 66 249 QB Auburn The Dolphins need a QB as Chad Henne has not been able to produce as their QB. Newton is a high-risk high reward player that could either be a great QB or a VY type bust. Newton is also the highest ranked player so the Dolphins kill 2 birds with one stone as they draft for need as well as bpa. 16. Jacksonville Jaguars- Akeem Ayers 64 252 OLB UCLA With no 4-3 DE options at this point the Jaguars will sure up another need by selecting an OLB. Ayers is a great talents and would be a huge upgrade over Justin Durant who is often injured and inefficient. 17. New England Patriots(From Oakland)- Tyson Smith 65 285 OT USC With OG position locked up by franchising Logan Mankins, The Patriots will bolster the OL by selecting Tyson Smith. Smith could replace Matt Light if they lose him to FA and is the smartest pick for the Patriots. Tom Brady was sacked too many times by the Jets in the playoff game and adding Smith could help limit these numbers. 18. San Diego Chargers- Corey Liuget 63 300 DT/DE Illinois The Chargers need a replacement Jacques Cesaire and Liuget appears to be that man. Liugets stock has been rising and could rise even more if he has a good combine. Liuget is the top available player that fills a need for the Chargers. 19. New York Giants-Mark Ingram 510 215 RB Alabama The Giants are in need of a RB. Brandon Jacobs has been a huge disappointment, while Ahmad Bradshaw is a free agent. Mark Ingram is the highest player on the Giants board and falls to them because not a huge need for RB. Giants get a steal here as they get the former Heisman award winner. 20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Adrian Clayborn 63 282 DE Iowa The Bucs need a DE desperately. Despite Adrian Clayborns character issues and the fact that he had an off season, he is still a very good talent. Once considered a top 10 pick, the Bucs get great value by selecting Adrian Clayborn here. 21. Kansas City Chiefs- Justin Houston 63 258 OLB/DE Georgia The Chiefs can use help at OLB position especially if they cannot retain Tamba Hali. Justin Houston Mike Vrabel failed at that position last year and Houston is the best-ranked rush linebacker. Houston would fit into this defense perfectly and would be a huge help to their front 7. 22. Indianapolis Colts- Derek Sherrod 66 312 OT Mississippi State The Colts have to get help on the OL especially the LT position. Charlie Johnson was horrible this year. Derek Sherrod impressed at that Senior Bowl. Sherrod also had the longest arms and has a very impressive size. 23. Philadelphia Eagles- Anthony Castonzo 67 305 OT Boston College The Eagles need a RT, as Clay Matthews was unstoppable in the playoff game. Castonzo is the highest rated OT on the board so the Eagles will pick him. Castonzo failed at the senior bowl to transition to OG but he is still a valuable OT 24. New Orleans Saints- J.J. Watt 6-6 287 DE/DT Wisconsin The Saints need both a DE and a DT. Luckily J.J. Watt can play either one of these positions. Despite being better fitted for a 3-4 DE spot, J.J. Watt is the best available pass rusher and in the 4-3 can play both DE as well as DT. 25. Seattle Seahawks- Jimmy Smith 62 205 CB Colorado The Seahawks had a terrible secondary this year and need to target this position especially because Kelly Jennings is a free agent. Jimmy Smith has great size and speed and has been jumping up draft boards. 26. Baltimore Ravens- Brandon Harris 511 195 CB Miami The Ravens need some help at the cornerback position. Their top 4 CB are FA so they go with CB in the first. Harris is a great CB and a great value pick for the Ravens here. 27. Atlanta Falcons- Torrey Smtih 61 205 WR/KR Maryland The Falcons can use a WR acrosse from Roddy White to help out Matty Ice. Michael Jenkins and Harry Douglas are both not cutting it. Torrey Smith had a good sophomore season and is a very smart WR. He can also help out KR game, which adds to his value. 28. New England Patriots- Cameron Hayward 66 287 DE/DT Ohio State The Patriots would love to have J.J. Watt or Justin Houston, but with both off the board they go with Cameron Hayward. Hayward has been a very inconsistent player, but has the physical ability to be a great player. Billichek should be able to coach him up to his full potential. 29. Chicago Bears- Gabe Carmi 67 315 OT Wisconsin The Bears need a LT and a LG this draft. Carmi is more of a RT but I can see him being able to make the switch. He can also play the OG position, which increases his value at this pick. He had a poor season but is a great talent at this point in the draft. 30. New York Jets- Muhammad Wilkerson 65 305 DE/DT Temple Shaun Ellis had a good season but the problem is he is a FA. He is also 34 and will probably request a lot of money. Wilkerson is a great pick here if they can not Ellis due to FA. 31. Pittsburgh Steelers- Mike Pouncey 65 320 OG Florida Man would Mike look great great next to his brother Maurkice. Adding Mike Pouncey would help sure up this OL and help protect Big Ben so he doesnt get hit as often as he does. 32. Green Bay Packers- Danny Watkins 64 312 OG Baylor Green Bay needs an upgrade for Daryn Colledge who also happens to be a FA. Watkins would easily be a first round pick if it wasnt for the fact that he is 26 years old. Green Bay will over look this because he can step in immediately and start for the Super Bowl Champs.