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04/02

This is my fourth mock for the upcoming draft, done without any potential trades and with numerous changes from my previous mock.  I'll be updating this mock several times before the draft.  -Al Fronczak

1. Kansas City Chiefs - OT Luke Joeckel (Texas A&M)...The Chiefs would love to move down and recoup the second round pick that they dealt to the 49ers in the Alex Smith trade, but will likely find no takers for this pick...the team needs some help on their D-Line and at CB, but they take Joeckel the best player on their board to solidify their O-Line especially since Branden Albert is only playing on a one-year deal and RT Eric Winston was released.
Team Needs - OT, CB, ILB, D-Line;  Offense - West Coast, Zone blocking....Defense - 3-4 scheme, Press man coverage.

2. Jacksonville Jaguars - DE Dion Jordan (Oregon)...The Jaguars have needs on both sides of the ball but they go with Dion Jordan here since they feel he will make the biggest impact on the team and help provide a much needed pass rush which is something the team has lacked for years. *Note - Don't rule out the possibility of QB Geno Smith being the pick here.
Team Needs - DE, QB, C, OT, CB, OLB;  Offense - Vertical passing, Man blocking....Defense - 4-3 scheme, Press zone coverage.

3. Oakland Raiders - DT Sharrif Floyd (Florida)...Floyd will bring some youth to the middle of the Raiders D-Line with Richard Seymour and Tommy Kelly getting up there in age and the possibility that both will be playing elsewhere in 2013.
Team Needs - DT, OT, OG, CB, MLB;  Offense - Vertical passing, Man blocking....Defense - 4-3 scheme, Press man coverage.

4. Philadelphia Eagles - OT Eric Fisher (C. Michigan) ...The Eagles filled a few needs on the defensive side of the ball in free agency and now fill a big need on their offensive line...Fisher has the athleticism that Chip Kelly wants in his linemen and fills a need as well...The Eagles have also done alot of work on QB Geno Smith, but Fisher is the pick here.
Team Needs - QB, OG, OT, DT, S, CB; Offense - Precision spread option, Zone blocking. Defense - 3-4 hybrid scheme.

5. Detroit Lions - OT Lane Johnson (Oklahoma)...The Lions are elated that OT Lane Johnson is still on the board since he will fill a huge need on their line since LT Jeff Backus has retired, RT Gosder Cherilus departed in free agency and Riley Reiff could be moved inside to OG...Protecting Matthew Stafford - the teams biggest investment is a very high priority.
Team Needs - OT, HB, DE, CB, S;   Offense - Vertical passing, Man blocking.   Defense - 4-3 scheme, Press zone coverage.

6. Cleveland Browns - QB Geno Smith (West Virginia)...The team filled some needs on the defensive side of the ball in free agency and GM Mike Lombardi is looking for a strong-armed QB to lead his team despite the teams denial that they are targeting a quarterback early in the draft...Lombardi isn't as high on Brandon Weeden as some might think, and acquiring QB Jason Campbell was just a move to get another strong-armed quarterback added into the mix.
Team Needs - CB, QB, TE;   Offense - Vertical passing, Man blocking.   Defense - 3-4 hybrid, Man coverage.

7. Arizona Cardinals - DE/OLB Ezekial Ansah (BYU)...New Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians is looking for a strong armed QB to feature in his vertical passing game, but Smith just came off the board, so the team goes to Plan B and fills their need for a pass-rusher with the selection of Ansah...It will be new DC Todd Bowles responsibility to find a way to use him in their 3-4 scheme.
Team Needs - QB, OT, HB, DE, OLB, SS;   Offense - Vertical passing, Man blocking.   Defense - 3-4 scheme, man coverage.

8. Buffalo Bills - CB Dee Milliner (Alabama)...The Bills number one priority is to find a potential franchise QB in this draft, but the signing of Kevin Kolb means they no longer have to reach for one with this pick...Milliner is the top rated player on their board at a position that the Bills feel they can never have enough of, especially in new DC Mike Pettine's scheme which values shutdown corners.
Team Needs- QB, WR, TE, ILB, OLB, CB;  Offense - West Coast up-tempo, Zone blocking.  Defense- 3-4 hybrid, press man coverage

9. New York Jets - OLB Barkevious Mingo (LSU)...The Jets need help on the defensive side of the ball especially at the LB position and Mingo's athleticism will really appeal to Rex Ryan...as a standup OLB Mingo could provide the team with the pass rusher that Ryan has been seeking since he's come to NY...RT and the QB position must also be addressed in the draft or free agency.
Team Needs - QB, RT, OG, ILB, OLB, D-Line;   Offense - West Coast, Zone blocking.   Defense - 3-4 hybrid, Press man coverage.

10. Tennessee Titans - WR Corderrelle Patterson (Tennessee)...Patterson fills a big need for the Titans since they can't depend on Kenny Britt and have little depth after Kendall Wright...the team could take a RG here even though they filled a need at LG with the signing of Andy Levitre in free agency because it would solidify the middle of their offensive line.
Team Needs - OG, OT, DE, SS, ILB;   Offense - Vertical passing, Zone blocking.   Defense - 4-3 scheme, Zone coverage.

11. San Diego Chargers - DT Star Lotulelei (Utah)...Tom Telesco, the teams new GM, has a philosophy of drafting the best player available on the board and Lotulelei has slipped through the cracks and out of the top 10 picks in the draft.  Trade Down!
Team Needs - OT, OG, CB, OLB, ILB;   Offense - Vertical passing, Man blocking.  Defense - 3-4 scheme, Press zone coverage.

12. Miami Dolphins - OG Jonathan Cooper (North Carolina)..The Dolphins filled their biggest need on the team in free-agency with the signing of Mike Wallace, but they have real need at LT and still need help for the middle of their line since Richie Incognito has just one year left on his contract...Cooper is more athletic than Incognito and has the versatility to play center if needed.
*Note - Look for the team to attempt to make a move up and target Oklahoma OT Lane Johnson.
Team Needs - HB, WR, OG, OT, CB;   Offense - Vertical passing, Zone blocking.   Defense - 4-3 scheme, Press man coverage.
 
13. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - CB Xavier Rhodes (Florida State)...The Bucs have several needs on the defensive side of the ball including the CB position...Rhodes fills a need, is the best player available on their board, and can start from day one for the team.
Team Needs - CB, S, D-Line, TE;   Offense - Vertical passing, Zone blocking.   Defense - 4-3 scheme, zone coverage

14. Carolina Panthers - DT Sheldon Richardson (Missouri)...The Panthers must feel that they just hit the lottery since Richardson has slipped through the cracks...Richardson fills one of the teams biggest needs in the middle of their defensive line.
Team Needs - RT, WR, DT, CB;   Offense - Vertical passing, Zone blocking.   Defense - 4-3 scheme, Zone coverage.

15. New Orleans Saints - OT Terron Armstead (Arkansas Pine-Bluff)..One of the Saints biggest needs is at the OT position since they lost OT Jermon Bushrod to the Bears in free agency...this is a little bit too high for Armstead, so look for the Saints to attempt to move down and out of this pick. Trade Down!
Team Needs - OT, NT, DE, OLB;   Offense - Spread offense, Zone blocking.   Defense - 3-4 scheme, Man coverage.

16. St Louis Rams - WR Tavon Austin (West Virginia)...The Rams are looking for a play maker at the WR position and Austin is their man...he can step in and start from day one and replace Danny Amendola who departed in free agency.
Team Needs - HB, OT, WR, S, OLB;   Offense - Vertical passing, Man blocking.   Defense - 4-3 scheme, Press zone coverage.

17. Pittsburgh Steelers - OLB Jarvis Jones (Georgia)...The team will likely be looking for a replacement for WR Mike Wallace, but they also have needs on the defensive side of the ball at the linebacker position and Jones has slipped in this draft.
Team Needs - HB, WR, OLB, S, CB;   Offense - Vertical passing, zone blocking.   Defense - 3-4 scheme, Press zone coverage.

18. Dallas Cowboys - S Kenny Vaccaro (Texas)...Vaccaro would fill a huge need on the defensive side of the ball and would be a great fit in Monte Kiffin's new defense scheme.
Team Needs - S, OLB, OG, OT;   Offense - Vertical passing, Man blocking.    Defense - 4-3 scheme, Tampa-2 Zone coverage.

19. New York Giants - OG Chance Warmack (Alabama)...The team likes to go with the best available player on their board and Warmack will fill a need at RG since Chris Snee is getting up there in age and is recovering from hip surgery.
Team Needs - TE, LB, CB;    Offense - Vertical passing, Man blocking.   Defense - 4-3 scheme, Zone coverage.

20. Chicago Bears - DT Sylvester Williams (North Carolina)...The Bears filled a huge need at LT in free agency and also addressed needs at TE and MLB as well...Williams has the ability to start from day one and compete with Stephen Paea.
Team Needs - MLB, S, WR;    Offense - Vertical-precision, Zone blocking.   Defense - 4-3 scheme, Man coverage.

21. Cincinnati Bengals - OT DJ Fluker (Alabama)..The Bengals could have a huge need at RT if they aren't able to re-sign FA Andre Smith but Fluker has the ability to step in from day one and start for the team.
Team Needs -  SS, OT;    Offense - West Coast, Man blocking.    Defense - Hybrid 4-3, Man coverage.

22. St Louis Rams - FS Eric Reid (LSU)...Reid would fill one of the Rams biggest needs at the safety position and give the team a play maker to solidify an already very good Rams secondary.
Team Needs - HB, WR, S, OLB;   Offense - Vertical passing, Man blocking.   Defense - 4-3 scheme. Press zone coverage.

23. Minnesota Vikings - CB Desmond Trufant (Washington)...The Vikings have needs on the defensive side of the ball and Trufant can step in from day one and start in the Vikings secondary at CB since Antoine Winfield is no longer with the team.
Team Needs - WR, OG, MLB, CB;  Offense - West Coast Rhythm passing, Man blocking.  Defense - 4-3 scheme, Tampa-2 Zone.

24. Indianapolis Colts - WR Keenan Allen (Cal)...The Colts added some pieces on the defensive side in free agency and have the luxury of taking Keenan Allen with this pick...the team lost Donnie Avery in FA and Reggie Wayne is getting up there in age.
Team Needs - CB, WR, SS, OT, OG;   Offense - West Coast precision, Man blocking.   Defense - 3-4 scheme, Press man coverage.

25. Minnesota Vikings - (From Seattle) -  ILB Alexander Ogletree (Georgia)  The Vikings filled one of their needs with CB Desmond Trufant with their first pick and take Alex Ogletree with this pick since he has slipped through the cracks but is a perfect fit to play in the middle of the Vikings defensive scheme.  *Note - The Vikings now have enough ammunition to move all the way up to Pick No. 7 in the draft if they dealt both picks No. 23 and No. 25.
Team Needs - WR, OG, MLB, CB;  Offense - West Coast Rhythm passing, Man blocking.  Defense - 4-3 scheme, Tampa-2 Zone.

26. Green Bay Packers - DE Datone Jones (UCLA)...Jones has the ability come in and start for the team from day one at DE in the Packers 3-4 scheme...a pass-rushing OLB and an OT will be other positions that the team will target here at this pick.
Team Needs -  OT, OLB, WR, HB, DE, S;   Offense - West Coast precision, Zone blocking.  Defense - 3-4 scheme, Press man.

27. Houston Texans - OT Menelik Watson (Florida State)...The Texans have several needs including finding another WR but his draft is very deep at that position and Watson has the ability to step in and start for the Texans from day one.
Team Needs - WR, OT, OLB, FS, QB;  Offense - West Coast precision, Zone blocking.  Defense - 3-4 scheme, Press man coverage.

28. Denver Broncos - MLB Manti Teo (Notre Dame)..The Broncos have needs on the defensive line, middle linebacker and at cornerback and Teo would be a great fit in DC Jack DelRio's defensive scheme.
Team Needs - MLB, CB, HB, WR;   Offense - Vertical passing, Man blocking.   Defense - 4-3 scheme, Man coverage.

29. New England Patriots - CB Jamar Taylor (Boise State)...The Patriots will have a real need at the CB position if Talib and Arrington depart in free agency, and Taylor is a CB that has been flying under the radar and is experienced in off man coverage but also showed at the Senior Bowl practices that he can play man coverage as well.
Team Needs - CB, WR, O-Line;   Offense - Precision passing, Zone blocking.   Defense - 4-3 scheme, Press zone coverage.

30. Atlanta Falcons - DE Bjoern Werner (Florida State)...The Falcons have needs at DE and CB that could be addressed in free agency, but Werner is still on the board and will look really appealing to the Falcons brass.
Team Needs -  DE, CB, O-Line, LB;   Offense - Vertical passing, Man blocking.   Defense - 4-3 scheme, Zone coverage.

31. San Francisco 49ers - NT Jesse Williams (Alabama)...Williams will fill a huge need for the team in the middle of their defensive line since Isaac Sopoaga was lost in free-agency...Note - the team is also very high on QB EJ Manuel, who they feel can backup Colin Kaepernick and run the read-option if pressed into service.
Team Needs - NT, S, WR, QB;   Offense - Precision read option, Man blocking.  Defense - 3-4 scheme, Zone coverage.

32. Baltimore Ravens - TE Tyler Eifert (Notre Dame)...Look for the Ravens to actively shop this pick and move down in the draft, but if they can't find a trade partner, Eifert will be one of several prospects considered with this pick.  Trade Down!
Team Needs - WR, NT, OLB, FS;   Offense - Vertical passing, Zone blocking.   Defense - 3-4 scheme, Press man coverage.

Top Prospects that are still on the board:

QB Matt Barkley...QB EJ Manuel...HB Giovani Bernard...HB Eddie Lacy...HB Christine Michael...OG/OT Justin Pugh...
DE Tank Carridine...DE Alex Okafor...DE Demontre Moore...DE Margus Hunt...DT Kawann Short...ILB Kevin Minter ...
ILB/OLB Arthur Brown...OLB Khaseem Greene...SS Matt Elam...CB Blidi-Wrey Wilson...CB Johnthan Banks...CB Jordan Poyer;

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This is my fifth mock for the upcoming draft, done with two potential trades and with numerous changes from my previous mock.
I'll be updating this mock a few more times before the draft.  -Al Fronczak

1. Kansas City Chiefs - OT Luke Joeckel (Texas A&M)...The Chiefs would love to move down and recoup the second round pick that they dealt to the 49ers in the Alex Smith trade, but will likely find no takers for this pick...the team needs some help on their D-Line and at CB, but they take Joeckel the best player on their board to solidify their O-Line especially since Branden Albert is only playing on a one-year deal and RT Eric Winston was released.
Team Needs - OT, CB, ILB, D-Line;  Offense - West Coast, Zone blocking....Defense - 3-4 scheme, Press man coverage.

2. Jacksonville Jaguars - DE Dion Jordan (Oregon)...The Jaguars have needs on both sides of the ball but they go with Dion Jordan here since they feel he will make the biggest impact on the team and help provide a much needed pass rush which is something the team has lacked for years. *Note - Don't rule out the possibility of QB Geno Smith being the pick here.
Team Needs - DE, QB, C, OT, CB, OLB;  Offense - Vertical passing, Man blocking....Defense - 4-3 scheme, Press zone coverage.

3. Oakland Raiders - DT Sharrif Floyd (Florida)...Floyd will bring some youth to the middle of the Raiders D-Line with Richard Seymour and Tommy Kelly getting up there in age and the possibility that both will be playing elsewhere in 2013.
Team Needs - DT, OT, OG, CB, MLB;  Offense - Vertical passing, Man blocking....Defense - 4-3 scheme, Press man coverage.

4. Philadelphia Eagles - QB Geno Smith (West Virginia) ...The Eagles filled a few needs on the defensive side of the ball in free agency and now turn their attention to the offensive side of the ball and address the QB position...Michael Vick is fragile and getting up there in age, and Nick Foles isn't a fit...The Eagles were well represented at the Smith's pro day including owner Jeffrey Lurie.
Team Needs - QB, OG, OT, DT, S, CB; Offense - Precision spread option, Zone blocking. Defense - 3-4 hybrid scheme.

5. Detroit Lions - OT Eric Fisher (C. Michigan)...The Lions are elated that OT Eric Fisher is still on the board since he will fill a huge need on their line since LT Jeff Backus has retired, RT Gosder Cherilus departed in free agency and Riley Reiff could be moved inside to OG...Protecting Matthew Stafford - the teams biggest investment is a very high priority.
Team Needs - OT, HB, DE, CB, S;   Offense - Vertical passing, Man blocking.   Defense - 4-3 scheme, Press zone coverage.

6. San Diego Chargers *Trade from Browns - OT Lane Johnson (Oklahoma)...Chargers GM Tom Telesco swings a trade with Browns GM Michael Lombardi and moves up to take Johnson to fill the Chargers biggest need at LT...The Chargers send the Browns their second round pick No. 44 overall for the move which now gives the Browns a second round pick in this draft.
Team Needs - OT, OG, CB, OLB, ILB;   Offense - Vertical passing, Man blocking.  Defense - 3-4 scheme, Press zone coverage.

7. Arizona Cardinals - DT/DE Star Lotulelei (Utah)...Star can fit in as a five-technique DE on the Cardinals defensive line in new DC Todd Bowles 3-4 scheme...OT Lane Johnson would trump Lotulelei here but he's already come off the board.
Team Needs - QB, OT, HB, DE, OLB, SS;   Offense - Vertical passing, Man blocking.   Defense - 3-4 scheme, man coverage.

8. Buffalo Bills - CB Dee Milliner (Alabama)...The Bills number one priority is to find a potential franchise QB in this draft, but the signing of Kevin Kolb means they no longer have to reach for one with this pick...Milliner is the top rated player on their board at a position that the Bills feel they can never have enough of, especially in new DC Mike Pettine's scheme which values shutdown corners.
Team Needs- QB, WR, TE, ILB, OLB, CB;  Offense - West Coast up-tempo, Zone blocking.  Defense- 3-4 hybrid, press man coverage

9. New York Jets - OLB Ezekial Ansah (BYU)...The Jets need help on the defensive side of the ball especially at the LB position and Ansah's athleticism will really appeal to Rex Ryan since he can line him up as a standup OLB and provide the team with the pass rusher that Ryan has been seeking since he's come to NY...RT and the QB position must also be addressed in the draft
Team Needs - QB, RT, OG, ILB, OLB,CB;  Offense - West Coast, Zone blocking.   Defense - 3-4 hybrid, Press man coverage.

10. Tennessee Titans - WR Tavon Austin (West Virginia)...Austin fills a big need for the Titans since they can't depend on Kenny Britt and have little depth after Kendall Wright...the team could take a RG here even though they filled a need at LG with the signing of Andy Levitre in free agency because it would solidify the middle of their offensive line.
Team Needs - OG, OT, DE, SS, ILB;   Offense - Vertical passing, Zone blocking.   Defense - 4-3 scheme, Zone coverage.

11. Cleveland Browns *Trade from Chargers- CB Xavier Rhodes (Florida State)...The Browns moved down five slots and acquired the Chargers second round pick for the move, and land Rhodes a big press CB that fits in the Browns defensive scheme with the size-speed ratio that appeals to GM Michael Lombardi.
Team Needs - CB, QB, TE;   Offense - Vertical passing, Man blocking.   Defense - 3-4 hybrid, Man coverage.

12. Miami Dolphins - OT D.J. Fluker (Alabama)..The Dolphins filled their biggest need on the team in free-agency with the signing of Mike Wallace but have need a real need at LT and help for the middle of their line since Richie Incognito has just one year left on his contract...the team is said to be high on Fluker who they feel can start at RT from day one with Martin moving over to LT.
Team Needs - HB, WR, OG, OT, CB;   Offense - Vertical passing, Zone blocking.   Defense - 4-3 scheme, Press man coverage.
 
13. New York Jets *Trade from Bucs - OG Jonathan Cooper (North Carolina)...Cooper would be a great fit for the Jets new zone blocking scheme and allow the team to move Willie Colon over to RG...This pick will be acquired from the Bucs when the Darrelle Revis trade is officially completed.
Team Needs - QB, RT, OG, ILB, OLB, D-Line;   Offense - West Coast, Zone blocking.   Defense - 3-4 hybrid, Press man coverage.

14. Carolina Panthers - DT Sheldon Richardson (Missouri)...The Panthers must feel that they just hit the lottery since Richardson has slipped through the cracks...Richardson fills one of the teams biggest needs in the middle of their defensive line.
Team Needs - RT, WR, DT, CB;   Offense - Vertical passing, Zone blocking.   Defense - 4-3 scheme, Zone coverage.

15. New Orleans Saints - OT Terron Armstead (Arkansas Pine-Bluff)..One of the Saints biggest needs is at the OT position since they lost OT Jermon Bushrod to the Bears in free agency...this is a little bit too high for Armstead, so look for the Saints to attempt to move down and out of this pick. Trade Down!
Team Needs - OT, NT, DE, OLB;   Offense - Spread offense, Zone blocking.   Defense - 3-4 scheme, Man coverage.

16. St Louis Rams - FS Kenny Vaccaro (Texas)..The Rams are looking for a play maker to replace Amendola in the slot but Austin is already off the board...Vaccaro would fill one of the Rams biggest needs at the safety position and give the team a play maker to solidify an already very good Rams secondary.
Team Needs - HB, OT, WR, S, OLB;   Offense - Vertical passing, Man blocking.   Defense - 4-3 scheme, Press zone coverage.

17. Pittsburgh Steelers - OLB Jarvis Jones (Georgia)...The team will likely be looking for a replacement for WR Mike Wallace, but they also have needs on the defensive side of the ball at the linebacker position and Jones has slipped in this draft.
Team Needs - HB, WR, OLB, S, CB;   Offense - Vertical passing, zone blocking.   Defense - 3-4 scheme, Press zone coverage.

18. Dallas Cowboys - OG Chance Warmack (Alabama)....Warmack would fill a huge need in the middle of the Cowboys line and is a good fit in their blocking scheme...FS Vaccaro would also be considered but he's already come off the board.
Team Needs - S, OLB, OG, OT;   Offense - Vertical passing, Man blocking.    Defense - 4-3 scheme, Tampa-2 Zone coverage.

19. New York Giants - TE Tyler Eifert (Notre Dame)...The team likes to go with the best available player and Eifert will rank highly on their board and would fill a need since Brandon Myers is in on a one-year contract.
Team Needs - TE, LB, CB;    Offense - Vertical passing, Man blocking.   Defense - 4-3 scheme, Zone coverage.

20. Chicago Bears - DT Sylvester Williams (North Carolina)...The Bears filled a huge need at LT in free agency and also addressed needs at TE and MLB as well...Williams has the ability to start from day one and compete with Stephen Paea.
Team Needs - MLB, S, WR;    Offense - Vertical-precision, Zone blocking.   Defense - 4-3 scheme, Man coverage.

21. Cincinnati Bengals - LB Alec Ogletree (Georgia).The Bengals will have a huge need at RT if they aren't able to re-sign FA Andre Smith, but Fluker is already off the board and Ogletree can be added into the mix and improve the teams linebacking core.
Team Needs -  SS, OT;    Offense - West Coast, Man blocking.    Defense - Hybrid 4-3, Man coverage.

22. St Louis Rams - WR Corderrelle Patterson (Tennessee)...The Rams filled a need at safety with their first pick and switch to the offensive side of the ball and fill a need at WR with the selection of Patterson here.
Team Needs - HB, WR, S, OLB;   Offense - Vertical passing, Man blocking.   Defense - 4-3 scheme. Press zone coverage.

23. Minnesota Vikings - CB Desmond Trufant (Washington)...The Vikings have needs on the defensive side of the ball and Trufant can step in from day one and start in the Vikings secondary at CB since Antoine Winfield is no longer with the team.
Team Needs - WR, OG, MLB, CB;  Offense - West Coast Rhythm passing, Man blocking.  Defense - 4-3 scheme, Tampa-2 Zone.

24. Indianapolis Colts - OLB Barkeviuos Mingo (LSU)...The Colts added some pieces on the defensive side in free agency but still have a need in the secondary at the CB position and would like to add another pass rusher.
Team Needs - CB, WR, SS, OT, OG;   Offense - West Coast precision, Man blocking.   Defense - 3-4 scheme, Press man coverage.

25. Minnesota Vikings - (From Seattle) -  ILB Arthur Brown (Kansas State)...The Vikings filled one of their needs with CB Desmond Trufant with their first pick and take Arthur Brown here since he's a perfect fit to play in the middle of the Vikings defense.
Team Needs - WR, OG, MLB, CB;  Offense - West Coast Rhythm passing, Man blocking.  Defense - 4-3 scheme, Tampa-2 Zone.

26. Green Bay Packers - DE Datone Jones (UCLA)...Jones has the ability come in and start for the team from day one at DE in the Packers 3-4 scheme...a pass-rushing OLB and an OT will be other positions that the team will target here at this pick.
Team Needs -  OT, OLB, WR, HB, DE, S;   Offense - West Coast precision, Zone blocking.  Defense - 3-4 scheme, Press man.

27. Houston Texans - WR Keenan Allen (Cal)...The Texans have several needs including finding another WR in this draft...Allen has slipped through the cracks...Finding a RT will also be a priority.
Team Needs - WR, OT, OLB, FS, QB;  Offense - West Coast precision, Zone blocking.  Defense - 3-4 scheme, Press man coverage.

28. Denver Broncos - CB DJ Hayden (Houston)...The Broncos have needs on the defensive line, middle linebacker and at cornerback and Hayden would be a great fit in DC Jack DelRio's defensive scheme.
Team Needs - MLB, CB, HB, WR;   Offense - Vertical passing, Man blocking.   Defense - 4-3 scheme, Man coverage.

29. New England Patriots - CB Jamar Taylor (Boise State)...The Patriots will have a real need at the CB position if Talib and Arrington depart in free agency, and Taylor is a CB that has been flying under the radar and is experienced in off man coverage but also showed at the Senior Bowl practices that he can play man coverage as well.
Team Needs - CB, WR, O-Line;   Offense - Precision passing, Zone blocking.   Defense - 4-3 scheme, Press zone coverage.

30. Atlanta Falcons - DE Bjoern Werner (Florida State)...The Falcons have needs at DE and CB that could be addressed in free agency, but Werner is still on the board and will look really appealing to the Falcons brass.
Team Needs -  DE, CB, O-Line, LB;   Offense - Vertical passing, Man blocking.   Defense - 4-3 scheme, Zone coverage.

31. San Francisco 49ers - NT Jesse Williams (Alabama)...Williams will fill a huge need for the team in the middle of their defensive line since Isaac Sopoaga was lost in free-agency...Note - the team is also very high on QB EJ Manuel, who they feel can backup Colin Kaepernick and run the read-option if pressed into service.
Team Needs - NT, S, WR, QB;   Offense - Precision read option, Man blocking.  Defense - 3-4 scheme, Zone coverage.

32. Baltimore Ravens - MLB Manti Te'o (Notre Dame)...Te'o will be one of several prospects considered with this pick., but look for the Ravens to actively shop this pick and move down in the draft.  Trade Down!
Team Needs - WR, NT, OLB, FS;   Offense - Vertical passing, Zone blocking.   Defense - 3-4 scheme, Press man coverage.


Top Prospects that are still on the board:

QB Matt Barkley...QB EJ Manuel...QB Ryan Nassib...HB Giovani Bernard...HB Eddie Lacy...HB Christine Michael...
OT Menelik Watson...OG/OT Justin Pugh...DE Tank Carridine...DE Alex Okafor...DE Demontre Moore...DE Margus Hunt...
DT Kawann Short...ILB Kevin Minter ...FS Eric Reid...SS Matt Elam...CB Blidi-Wrey Wilson...CB Johnthan Banks;

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This is my sixth mock for the draft, done with two potential trades and several changes from my previous mock after Keenan Allen's pro day workout and the details of Kevin Kolb's contract being released.  -Al Fronczak

1. Kansas City Chiefs - OT Luke Joeckel (Texas A&M)...The Chiefs would love to move down and recoup the second round pick that they dealt to the 49ers in the Alex Smith trade, but will likely find no takers for this pick...the team needs some help on their D-Line and at CB, but they take Joeckel the best player on their board to solidify their O-Line especially since Branden Albert is only playing on a one-year deal and RT Eric Winston was released.
Team Needs - OT, CB, ILB, D-Line;  Offense - West Coast, Zone blocking....Defense - 3-4 scheme, Press man coverage.

2. Jacksonville Jaguars - DE Dion Jordan (Oregon)...The Jaguars have needs on both sides of the ball but they go with Dion Jordan here since they feel he will make the biggest impact on the team and help provide a much needed pass rush which is something the team has lacked for years. *Note - Don't rule out the possibility of QB Geno Smith being the pick here.
Team Needs - DE, QB, C, OT, CB, OLB;  Offense - Vertical passing, Man blocking....Defense - 4-3 scheme, Press zone coverage.

3. Oakland Raiders - DT Sharrif Floyd (Florida)...Floyd will bring some youth to the middle of the Raiders D-Line with Richard Seymour and Tommy Kelly getting up there in age and the possibility that both will be playing elsewhere in 2013.
Team Needs - DT, OT, OG, CB, MLB;  Offense - Vertical passing, Man blocking....Defense - 4-3 scheme, Press man coverage.

4. Philadelphia Eagles - QB Geno Smith (West Virginia) ...The Eagles filled a few needs on the defensive side of the ball in free agency and now turn their attention to the offensive side of the ball and address the QB position...Michael Vick is fragile and getting up there in age, and Nick Foles isn't a fit...The Eagles were well represented at the Smith's pro day including owner Jeffrey Lurie.
Team Needs - QB, OG, OT, DT, S, CB; Offense - Precision spread option, Zone blocking. Defense - 3-4 hybrid scheme.

5. Detroit Lions - OT Eric Fisher (C. Michigan)...The Lions are elated that OT Eric Fisher is still on the board since he will fill a huge need on their line since LT Jeff Backus has retired, RT Gosder Cherilus departed in free agency and Riley Reiff could be moved inside to OG...Protecting Matthew Stafford - the teams biggest investment is a very high priority.
Team Needs - OT, HB, DE, CB, S;   Offense - Vertical passing, Man blocking.   Defense - 4-3 scheme, Press zone coverage.

6. San Diego Chargers *Trade from Browns - OT Lane Johnson (Oklahoma)...Chargers GM Tom Telesco swings a trade with Browns GM Michael Lombardi and moves up to take Johnson to fill the Chargers biggest need at LT...The Chargers send the Browns their second round pick No. 44 overall for the move which now gives the Browns a second round pick in this draft.
Team Needs - OT, OG, CB, OLB, ILB;   Offense - Vertical passing, Man blocking.  Defense - 3-4 scheme, Press zone coverage.

7. Arizona Cardinals - DT/DE Star Lotulelei (Utah)...Star can fit in as a five-technique DE on the Cardinals defensive line in new DC Todd Bowles 3-4 scheme...OT Lane Johnson would trump Lotulelei here, but he's already come off the board.
Team Needs - QB, OT, HB, DE, OLB, SS;   Offense - Vertical passing, Man blocking.   Defense - 3-4 scheme, man coverage.

8. Buffalo Bills - QB Ryan Nassib (Syracuse)...The Bills number one priority is to find a potential franchise QB in this draft, and Nassib is the best fit for the Bills new up-tempo WCO since he played for HC Doug Marrone and OC Nathaniel Hackett at Syracuse...
Kevin Kolb's contract turned out to be smaller than originally reported, and the Bills can't gamble that Nassib will still be available with their pick in the second round, since several other teams are looking to draft and develop a young quarterback.
Team Needs- QB, WR, TE, ILB, OLB, CB;  Offense - West Coast up-tempo, Zone blocking.  Defense- 3-4 hybrid, press man coverage

9. New York Jets - CB Dee Milliner (Alabama)..The Jets need help on the defensive side of the ball and will be looking for a replacement for Darrelle Revis if he's dealt to the Bucs...Milliner has slipped through the cracks. *Note - The Jets also own pick No.13
Team Needs - QB, RT, OG, ILB, OLB, D-Line;   Offense - West Coast, Zone blocking.   Defense - 3-4 hybrid, Press man coverage.

10. Tennessee Titans - WR Tavon Austin (West Virginia)...Austin fills a big need for the Titans since they can't depend on Kenny Britt and have little depth after Kendall Wright...the team could take a RG here even though they filled a need at LG with the signing of Andy Levitre in free agency because it would solidify the middle of their offensive line.
Team Needs - OG, OT, DE, SS, ILB;   Offense - Vertical passing, Zone blocking.   Defense - 4-3 scheme, Zone coverage.

11. Cleveland Browns *Trade from Chargers- CB Xavier Rhodes (Florida State)...The Browns moved down five slots and acquired the Chargers second round pick for the move, and land Rhodes a big press CB that fits in the Browns defensive scheme with the size-speed ratio that appeals to GM Michael Lombardi.
Team Needs - CB, QB, TE;   Offense - Vertical passing, Man blocking.   Defense - 3-4 hybrid, Man coverage.

12. Miami Dolphins - OT D.J. Fluker (Alabama)..The Dolphins filled their biggest need on the team in free-agency with the signing of Mike Wallace but have need a real need at LT and help for the middle of their line since Richie Incognito has just one year left on his contract...the team is said to be high on Fluker who they feel can start at RT from day one with Martin moving over to LT.
Team Needs - HB, WR, OG, OT, CB;   Offense - Vertical passing, Zone blocking.   Defense - 4-3 scheme, Press man coverage.
 
13. New York Jets *Trade from Bucs - OLB/DE Ezekial Ansah (BYU)...The Jets need help on the defensive side of the ball especially at the LB position and Ansah's athleticism will really appeal to Rex Ryan since he can line him up as a standup OLB from several different positions on the field, or have him line up as a DE opposite of Quinton Coples when they use a 4-3 front to provide the team with the pass rusher that Ryan has been seeking since he's come to New York.
Team Needs - QB, RT, OG, ILB, OLB,CB;  Offense - West Coast, Zone blocking.   Defense - 3-4 hybrid, Press man coverage

14. Carolina Panthers - DT Sheldon Richardson (Missouri)...The Panthers must feel that they just hit the lottery since Richardson has slipped through the cracks...Richardson fills one of the teams biggest needs in the middle of their defensive line.
Team Needs - RT, WR, DT, CB;   Offense - Vertical passing, Zone blocking.   Defense - 4-3 scheme, Zone coverage.

15. New Orleans Saints - OT Terron Armstead (Arkansas Pine-Bluff)..One of the Saints biggest needs is at the OT position since they lost OT Jermon Bushrod to the Bears in free agency...this is a little bit too high for Armstead, so look for the Saints to attempt to move down and out of this pick. Trade Down!
Team Needs - OT, NT, DE, OLB;   Offense - Spread offense, Zone blocking.   Defense - 3-4 scheme, Man coverage.

16. St Louis Rams - FS Kenny Vaccaro (Texas)..The Rams are looking for a play maker to replace Amendola in the slot but Austin is already off the board...Vaccaro would fill one of the Rams biggest needs at the safety position and give the team a play maker to solidify an already very good Rams secondary.
Team Needs - HB, OT, WR, S, OLB;   Offense - Vertical passing, Man blocking.   Defense - 4-3 scheme, Press zone coverage.

17. Pittsburgh Steelers - WR Corderelle Patterson (Tennessee)...The team will be looking for a replacement for WR Mike Wallace and possibly for Emanuel Sanders as well...Patterson can stretch a defense and give Big Ben a big deep target.
Team Needs - HB, WR, OLB, S, CB;   Offense - Vertical passing, zone blocking.   Defense - 3-4 scheme, Press zone coverage.

18. Dallas Cowboys - OG Chance Warmack (Alabama)....Warmack would fill a huge need in the middle of the Cowboys line and is a good fit in their blocking scheme...FS Vaccaro would also be considered but he's already come off the board.
Team Needs - S, OLB, OG, OT;   Offense - Vertical passing, Man blocking.    Defense - 4-3 scheme, Tampa-2 Zone coverage.

19. New York Giants - OG Jonathan Cooper (North Carolina)...The team likes to go with the best available player on their board and Cooper will fill a need at RG since Chris Snee is getting up there in age and is recovering from hip surgery.
Team Needs - TE, LB, CB;    Offense - Vertical passing, Man blocking.   Defense - 4-3 scheme, Zone coverage.

20. Chicago Bears - DT Sylvester Williams (North Carolina)...The Bears filled a huge need at LT in free agency and also addressed needs at TE and MLB as well...Williams has the ability to start from day one and compete with Stephen Paea.
Team Needs - MLB, S, WR;    Offense - Vertical-precision, Zone blocking.   Defense - 4-3 scheme, Man coverage.

21. Cincinnati Bengals - LB Alec Ogletree (Georgia).The Bengals will have a huge need at RT if they aren't able to re-sign FA Andre Smith, but Fluker is already off the board and Ogletree can be added into the mix and improve the teams linebacking core.
Team Needs -  SS, OT;    Offense - West Coast, Man blocking.    Defense - Hybrid 4-3, Man coverage.

22. St Louis Rams - WR DeAndre Hopkins (Clemson)...The Rams filled a need at safety with their first pick and switch to the offensive side of the ball and fill a need at WR with the selection of Hopkins here.
Team Needs - HB, WR, S, OLB;   Offense - Vertical passing, Man blocking.   Defense - 4-3 scheme. Press zone coverage.

23. Minnesota Vikings - CB Desmond Trufant (Washington)...The Vikings have needs on the defensive side of the ball and Trufant can step in from day one and start in the Vikings secondary at CB since Antoine Winfield is no longer with the team.
Team Needs - WR, OG, MLB, CB;  Offense - West Coast Rhythm passing, Man blocking.  Defense - 4-3 scheme, Tampa-2 Zone.

24. Indianapolis Colts - OLB Barkeviuos Mingo (LSU)...The Colts added some pieces on the defensive side in free agency but still have a need in the secondary at the CB position and would like to add another pass rusher.
Team Needs - CB, WR, SS, OT, OG;   Offense - West Coast precision, Man blocking.   Defense - 3-4 scheme, Press man coverage.

25. Minnesota Vikings - (From Seattle) -  ILB Arthur Brown (Kansas State)...The Vikings filled one of their needs with CB Desmond Trufant with their first pick and take Arthur Brown here since he's a perfect fit to play in the middle of the Vikings defense.
Team Needs - WR, OG, MLB, CB;  Offense - West Coast Rhythm passing, Man blocking.  Defense - 4-3 scheme, Tampa-2 Zone.

26. Green Bay Packers - DE Datone Jones (UCLA)...Jones has the ability come in and start for the team from day one at DE in the Packers 3-4 scheme...a pass-rushing OLB and an OT will be other positions that the team will target here at this pick.
Team Needs -  OT, OLB, WR, HB, DE, S;   Offense - West Coast precision, Zone blocking.  Defense - 3-4 scheme, Press man.

27. Houston Texans - TE Tyler Eifert (Notre Dame)...The Texans have several needs including finding another WR and a RT in this draft, however, Eifert is still available, will rank high on their board, and could really be tempting here.
Team Needs - WR, OT, OLB, FS, QB;  Offense - West Coast precision, Zone blocking.  Defense - 3-4 scheme, Press man coverage.

28. Denver Broncos - CB DJ Hayden (Houston)...The Broncos have needs on the defensive line, middle linebacker and at cornerback and Hayden would be a great fit in DC Jack DelRio's defensive scheme.
Team Needs - MLB, CB, HB, WR;   Offense - Vertical passing, Man blocking.   Defense - 4-3 scheme, Man coverage.

29. New England Patriots - CB Jamar Taylor (Boise State)...The Patriots will have a real need at the CB position if Talib and Arrington depart in free agency, and Taylor is a CB that has been flying under the radar and is experienced in off man coverage but also showed at the Senior Bowl practices that he can play man coverage as well.
Team Needs - CB, WR, O-Line;   Offense - Precision passing, Zone blocking.   Defense - 4-3 scheme, Press zone coverage.

30. Atlanta Falcons - DE Bjoern Werner (Florida State)...The Falcons have needs at DE and CB that could be addressed in free agency, but Werner is still on the board and will look really appealing to the Falcons brass.
Team Needs -  DE, CB, O-Line, LB;   Offense - Vertical passing, Man blocking.   Defense - 4-3 scheme, Zone coverage.

31. San Francisco 49ers - NT Jesse Williams (Alabama)...Williams will fill a huge need for the team in the middle of their defensive line since Isaac Sopoaga was lost in free-agency...Note - the team is also very high on QB EJ Manuel, who they feel can backup Colin Kaepernick and run the read-option if pressed into service.
Team Needs - NT, S, WR, QB;   Offense - Precision read option, Man blocking.  Defense - 3-4 scheme, Zone coverage.

32. Baltimore Ravens - MLB Manti Teo (Notre Dame)...Teo will be one of several prospects considered with this pick., but look for the Ravens to actively shop this pick and move down in the draft.  Trade Down!
Team Needs - WR, NT, OLB, FS;   Offense - Vertical passing, Zone blocking.   Defense - 3-4 scheme, Press man coverage.


Top Prospects that are still on the board:

QB Matt Barkley..QB EJ Manuel..HB Giovani Bernard..HB Eddie Lacy..HB Christine Michael..WR Keenan Allen..
OT Menelik Watson...OG/OT Justin Pugh...DE Tank Carridine...DE Alex Okafor...DE Demontre Moore...DE Margus Hunt...
DT Kawann Short...ILB Kevin Minter ...OLB Jarvis Greene...OLB Khaseem Greene...FS Eric Reid...SS Matt Elam...CB Johnthan Banks;

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This is my seventh mock for the draft, done with two potential trades and just one change from my previous mock. 
*Note - My Final Mock will have numerous changes across the board, and it will be loaded with nuggets of information that I have gathered during the pre-draft process.  My Final Mock will be released at 7:00 a.m. ET, next Thursday, April 25.                                                                                                                                                                                      -Al Fronczak

1. Kansas City Chiefs - OT Luke Joeckel (Texas A&M)...The Chiefs would love to move down and recoup the second round pick that they dealt to the 49ers in the Alex Smith trade, but will likely find no takers for this pick...the team needs some help on their D-Line and at CB, but they take Joeckel the best player on their board to solidify their O-Line especially since Branden Albert is only playing on a one-year deal and RT Eric Winston was released.
Team Needs - OT, CB, ILB, D-Line;  Offense - West Coast, Zone blocking....Defense - 3-4 scheme, Press man coverage.

2. Jacksonville Jaguars - DE Dion Jordan (Oregon)...The Jaguars have needs on both sides of the ball but they go with Dion Jordan here since they feel he will make the biggest impact on the team and help provide a much needed pass rush which is something the team has lacked for years. *Note - Don't rule out the possibility of QB Geno Smith being the pick here.
Team Needs - DE, QB, C, OT, CB, OLB;  Offense - Vertical passing, Man blocking....Defense - 4-3 scheme, Press zone coverage.

3. Oakland Raiders - DT Sharrif Floyd (Florida)...Floyd will bring some youth to the middle of the Raiders D-Line with Richard Seymour and Tommy Kelly getting up there in age and the possibility that both will be playing elsewhere in 2013.
Team Needs - DT, OT, OG, CB, MLB;  Offense - Vertical passing, Man blocking....Defense - 4-3 scheme, Press man coverage.

4. Philadelphia Eagles - QB Geno Smith (West Virginia) ...The Eagles filled a few needs on the defensive side of the ball in free agency and now turn their attention to the offensive side of the ball and address the QB position...Michael Vick is fragile and getting up there in age, and Nick Foles isn't a fit...The Eagles were well represented at the Smith's pro day including owner Jeffrey Lurie.
Team Needs - QB, OG, OT, DT, S, CB; Offense - Precision spread option, Zone blocking. Defense - 3-4 hybrid scheme.

5. Detroit Lions - OT Eric Fisher (C. Michigan)...The Lions are elated that OT Eric Fisher is still on the board since he will fill a huge need on their line since LT Jeff Backus has retired, RT Gosder Cherilus departed in free agency and Riley Reiff could be moved inside to OG...Protecting Matthew Stafford - the teams biggest investment is a very high priority.
Team Needs - OT, HB, DE, CB, S;   Offense - Vertical passing, Man blocking.   Defense - 4-3 scheme, Press zone coverage.

6. San Diego Chargers *Trade from Browns - OT Lane Johnson (Oklahoma)...Chargers GM Tom Telesco swings a trade with Browns GM Michael Lombardi and moves up to take Johnson to fill the Chargers biggest need at LT...The Chargers send the Browns their second round pick No. 44 overall for the move which now gives the Browns a second round pick in this draft.
Team Needs - OT, OG, CB, OLB, ILB;   Offense - Vertical passing, Man blocking.  Defense - 3-4 scheme, Press zone coverage.

7. Arizona Cardinals - DT/DE Star Lotulelei (Utah)...Star can fit in as a five-technique DE on the Cardinals defensive line in new DC Todd Bowles 3-4 scheme...OT Lane Johnson would trump Lotulelei here, but he's already come off the board.
Team Needs - QB, OT, HB, DE, OLB, SS;   Offense - Vertical passing, Man blocking.   Defense - 3-4 scheme, man coverage.

8. Buffalo Bills - QB Matt Barkley (USC)...The Bills number one priority is to find a potential franchise QB in this draft, and Barkley is the pick for the Bills new up-tempo WCO...Barkley gets the nod over Nassib because of the intangibles, since he was a four-year starter and a three-time Captain at USC...The Bills can't gamble that Barkley will still be available with their pick in the second round, since several other teams are looking to draft and develop a young quarterback from this draft class.
Team Needs- QB, WR, TE, ILB, OLB, CB;  Offense - West Coast up-tempo, Zone blocking.  Defense- 3-4 hybrid, press man coverage

9. New York Jets - CB Dee Milliner (Alabama)..The Jets need help on the defensive side of the ball and will be looking for a replacement for Darrelle Revis if he's dealt to the Bucs...Milliner has slipped through the cracks. *Note - The Jets also own pick No.13
Team Needs - QB, RT, OG, ILB, OLB, D-Line;   Offense - West Coast, Zone blocking.   Defense - 3-4 hybrid, Press man coverage.

10. Tennessee Titans - WR Tavon Austin (West Virginia)...Austin fills a big need for the Titans since they can't depend on Kenny Britt and have little depth after Kendall Wright...the team could take a RG here even though they filled a need at LG with the signing of Andy Levitre in free agency because it would solidify the middle of their offensive line.
Team Needs - OG, OT, DE, SS, ILB;   Offense - Vertical passing, Zone blocking.   Defense - 4-3 scheme, Zone coverage.

11. Cleveland Browns *Trade from Chargers- CB Xavier Rhodes (Florida State)...The Browns moved down five slots and acquired the Chargers second round pick for the move, and land Rhodes a big press CB that fits in the Browns defensive scheme with the size-speed ratio that appeals to GM Michael Lombardi.
Team Needs - CB, QB, TE;   Offense - Vertical passing, Man blocking.   Defense - 3-4 hybrid, Man coverage.

12. Miami Dolphins - OT D.J. Fluker (Alabama)..The Dolphins filled their biggest need on the team in free-agency with the signing of Mike Wallace but have need a real need at LT and help for the middle of their line since Richie Incognito has just one year left on his contract...the team is said to be high on Fluker who they feel can start at RT from day one with Martin moving over to LT.
Team Needs - HB, WR, OG, OT, CB;   Offense - Vertical passing, Zone blocking.   Defense - 4-3 scheme, Press man coverage.
 
13. New York Jets *Trade from Bucs - OLB/DE Ezekial Ansah (BYU)...The Jets need help on the defensive side of the ball especially at the LB position and Ansah's athleticism will really appeal to Rex Ryan since he can line him up as a standup OLB from several different positions on the field, or have him line up as a DE opposite of Quinton Coples when they use a 4-3 front to provide the team with the pass rusher that Ryan has been seeking since he's come to New York.
Team Needs - QB, RT, OG, ILB, OLB,CB;  Offense - West Coast, Zone blocking.   Defense - 3-4 hybrid, Press man coverage

14. Carolina Panthers - DT Sheldon Richardson (Missouri)...The Panthers must feel that they just hit the lottery since Richardson has slipped through the cracks...Richardson fills one of the teams biggest needs in the middle of their defensive line.
Team Needs - RT, WR, DT, CB;   Offense - Vertical passing, Zone blocking.   Defense - 4-3 scheme, Zone coverage.

15. New Orleans Saints - OT Terron Armstead (Arkansas Pine-Bluff)..One of the Saints biggest needs is at the OT position since they lost OT Jermon Bushrod to the Bears in free agency...this is a little bit too high for Armstead, so look for the Saints to attempt to move down and out of this pick. Trade Down!
Team Needs - OT, NT, DE, OLB;   Offense - Spread offense, Zone blocking.   Defense - 3-4 scheme, Man coverage.

16. St Louis Rams - FS Kenny Vaccaro (Texas)..The Rams are looking for a play maker to replace Amendola in the slot but Austin is already off the board...Vaccaro would fill one of the Rams biggest needs at the safety position and give the team a play maker to solidify an already very good Rams secondary.
Team Needs - HB, OT, WR, S, OLB;   Offense - Vertical passing, Man blocking.   Defense - 4-3 scheme, Press zone coverage.

17. Pittsburgh Steelers - WR Corderelle Patterson (Tennessee)...The team will be looking for a replacement for WR Mike Wallace and possibly for Emanuel Sanders as well...Patterson can stretch a defense and give Big Ben a big deep target.
Team Needs - HB, WR, OLB, S, CB;   Offense - Vertical passing, zone blocking.   Defense - 3-4 scheme, Press zone coverage.

18. Dallas Cowboys - OG Chance Warmack (Alabama)....Warmack would fill a huge need in the middle of the Cowboys line and is a good fit in their blocking scheme...FS Vaccaro would also be considered but he's already come off the board.
Team Needs - S, OLB, OG, OT;   Offense - Vertical passing, Man blocking.    Defense - 4-3 scheme, Tampa-2 Zone coverage.

19. New York Giants - OG Jonathan Cooper (North Carolina)...The team likes to go with the best available player on their board and Cooper will fill a need at RG since Chris Snee is getting up there in age and is recovering from hip surgery.
Team Needs - TE, LB, CB;    Offense - Vertical passing, Man blocking.   Defense - 4-3 scheme, Zone coverage.

20. Chicago Bears - DT Sylvester Williams (North Carolina)...The Bears filled a huge need at LT in free agency and also addressed needs at TE and MLB as well...Williams has the ability to start from day one and compete with Stephen Paea.
Team Needs - MLB, S, WR;    Offense - Vertical-precision, Zone blocking.   Defense - 4-3 scheme, Man coverage.

21. Cincinnati Bengals - LB Alec Ogletree (Georgia).The Bengals will have a huge need at RT if they aren't able to re-sign FA Andre Smith, but Fluker is already off the board and Ogletree can be added into the mix and improve the teams linebacking core.
Team Needs -  SS, OT;    Offense - West Coast, Man blocking.    Defense - Hybrid 4-3, Man coverage.

22. St Louis Rams - WR DeAndre Hopkins (Clemson)...The Rams filled a need at safety with their first pick and switch to the offensive side of the ball and fill a need at WR with the selection of Hopkins here.
Team Needs - HB, WR, S, OLB;   Offense - Vertical passing, Man blocking.   Defense - 4-3 scheme. Press zone coverage.

23. Minnesota Vikings - CB Desmond Trufant (Washington)...The Vikings have needs on the defensive side of the ball and Trufant can step in from day one and start in the Vikings secondary at CB since Antoine Winfield is no longer with the team.
Team Needs - WR, OG, MLB, CB;  Offense - West Coast Rhythm passing, Man blocking.  Defense - 4-3 scheme, Tampa-2 Zone.

24. Indianapolis Colts - OLB Barkeviuos Mingo (LSU)...The Colts added some pieces on the defensive side in free agency but still have a need in the secondary at the CB position and would like to add another pass rusher.
Team Needs - CB, WR, SS, OT, OG;   Offense - West Coast precision, Man blocking.   Defense - 3-4 scheme, Press man coverage.

25. Minnesota Vikings - (From Seattle) -  ILB Arthur Brown (Kansas State)...The Vikings filled one of their needs with CB Desmond Trufant with their first pick and take Arthur Brown here since he's a perfect fit to play in the middle of the Vikings defense.
Team Needs - WR, OG, MLB, CB;  Offense - West Coast Rhythm passing, Man blocking.  Defense - 4-3 scheme, Tampa-2 Zone.

26. Green Bay Packers - DE Datone Jones (UCLA)...Jones has the ability come in and start for the team from day one at DE in the Packers 3-4 scheme...a pass-rushing OLB and an OT will be other positions that the team will target here at this pick.
Team Needs -  OT, OLB, WR, HB, DE, S;   Offense - West Coast precision, Zone blocking.  Defense - 3-4 scheme, Press man.

27. Houston Texans - TE Tyler Eifert (Notre Dame)...The Texans have several needs including finding another WR and a RT in this draft, however, Eifert is still available, will rank high on their board, and could really be tempting here.
Team Needs - WR, OT, OLB, FS, QB;  Offense - West Coast precision, Zone blocking.  Defense - 3-4 scheme, Press man coverage.

28. Denver Broncos - CB DJ Hayden (Houston)...The Broncos have needs on the defensive line, middle linebacker and at cornerback and Hayden would be a great fit in DC Jack DelRio's defensive scheme.
Team Needs - MLB, CB, HB, WR;   Offense - Vertical passing, Man blocking.   Defense - 4-3 scheme, Man coverage.

29. New England Patriots - CB Jamar Taylor (Boise State)...The Patriots will have a real need at the CB position if Talib and Arrington depart in free agency, and Taylor is a CB that has been flying under the radar and is experienced in off man coverage but also showed at the Senior Bowl practices that he can play man coverage as well.
Team Needs - CB, WR, O-Line;   Offense - Precision passing, Zone blocking.   Defense - 4-3 scheme, Press zone coverage.

30. Atlanta Falcons - DE Bjoern Werner (Florida State)...The Falcons have needs at DE and CB that could be addressed in free agency, but Werner is still on the board and will look really appealing to the Falcons brass.
Team Needs -  DE, CB, O-Line, LB;   Offense - Vertical passing, Man blocking.   Defense - 4-3 scheme, Zone coverage.

31. San Francisco 49ers - NT Jesse Williams (Alabama)...Williams will fill a huge need for the team in the middle of their defensive line since Isaac Sopoaga was lost in free-agency...Note - the team is also very high on QB EJ Manuel, who they feel can backup Colin Kaepernick and run the read-option if pressed into service.
Team Needs - NT, S, WR, QB;   Offense - Precision read option, Man blocking.  Defense - 3-4 scheme, Zone coverage.

32. Baltimore Ravens - MLB Manti Teo (Notre Dame)...Teo will be one of several prospects considered with this pick., but look for the Ravens to actively shop this pick and move down in the draft.  Trade Down!
Team Needs - WR, NT, OLB, FS;   Offense - Vertical passing, Zone blocking.   Defense - 3-4 scheme, Press man coverage.

Top Prospects that are still on the board:

QB Ryan Nassib..QB EJ Manuel..HB Giovani Bernard..HB Eddie Lacy..HB Christine Michael..WR Keenan Allen..
OT Menelik Watson...OG/OT Justin Pugh...DE Tank Carridine...DE Alex Okafor...DE Demontre Moore...DE Margus Hunt...
DT Kawann Short...ILB Kevin Minter ...OLB Jarvis Greene...OLB Khaseem Greene...FS Eric Reid...SS Matt Elam...CB Johnthan Banks;

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