1. Bucs - Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon - The Bucs finished 29th in points, 25th in passing yards. While their lack of a run game is just as apparent of a need, there is no way they are going to win games without a franchise signal caller. Winston is a competitor and a truer pocket passer, but Mariota makes far less mistakes.
2. Titans - Leonard Williams, DT/DE, USC - The Titans finished 30th in points, 29th in passing yards. On the surface, they appear to need a QB as much as the Bucs do. However, their numbers on defense are just as bad. They finished 29th in points allowed, 31st in rushing yards allowed. I think the Titans will give Mettenberger a shot next year vs. going for Winston. Meanwhile, they add Williams who is a great presence at the LOS. He carries a higher player rating on my big board than that of Winston, and is seemingly the safer pick. He plays the run and pass very well.
3. Jaguars - Randy Gregory, DE, Nebraska - The Jaguars were dead last in points scored, and ranked 31st in total yards. They also gave up a league high in sacks at 71. There is a definitive need for a play maker on offense, as well as some O-Line help. While their sack total on defense was amongst the best in the league, they finished 26th in both points and yards allowed. Needs loom everywhere. I don't see a Top-5 OT in this draft class, and despite the numbers, their WR corps are pretty solid. I think this rules out an O-Lineman and Amari Cooper. Instead, they go with Gregory, a DE who is very tough to block in all facets of the game. He moves in opposite of Clemmons to form a very good DE tandem.
4. Raiders - Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama - The Raiders finished 31st in points, and were dead last in total yards. They were very deficient in both the pass and certainly in the run game. Despite the low output from the offense, the O-Line protected their QB a lot better than many of the other teams. On defense, they finished dead last in points allowed, 21st in yards allowed. James Jones was a solid WR for the Raiders, but they are devoid of a franchise, #1 WR. Cooper is the nation's best WR on most boards, and should get the call if Leonard Williams is not available.
5. Redskins - Brandon Scherff, OT, Iowa - Despite putting up solid yard totals on offense, the 'Skins finished 26th in points scored. They were 31st in sacks allowed, giving up 58 for the season. Their defense finished 30th in points allowed, 20th in total yards allowed. While I feel that Scherff is not a Top-10 value, it wouldn't surprise me to see a team go for him early. He plays with great strength, but gets beat by speed. At any event, the need for O-Line help is very apparent. The Outland Trophy winner gets the nod.
6. Jets - Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State - The Jets finished 28th in points scored, and were dead last in passing yards. On defense, they finished 24th in points allowed, yet were amazingly 6th in totals yards allowed. Winston is not high on my board, but the Jets need a QB. This is a very weak draft class for QBs, so teams may reach for one where the need is present. Geno Smith threw as many INTs as he did TDs...he's not the answer.
7. Bears - Landon Collins, S, Alabama - Chicago's offense was 23rd in points scored, and 21st in total yards. The defense stunk, finishing 31st in points allowed, 30th in total yards allowed. Their play against the pass hurt them.While Collins had a couple of iffy games against the pass, he's still a very good Safety. He fills a definite need.
8. Falcons - Shane Ray, DE/OLB, Missouri - The Falcons finished 8th in points scored,12th in total yards. Their defense however was a mess. They finished 27th in points allowed, and dead last in total yards allowed. They were horrible against the pass, posting just 22 sacks. They absolutely need help in getting to opposing QBs. Shane Ray is an elite pass rusher, a player who should blow up the combine. While a bit undersized for the DE spot, he can play there or at OLB.
9. Giants - Danny Shelton, NT/DT, Washington - The Giants had a strong offense, finishing 13th in points scored and 10th in total yards. Their defense was a let down, finishing at 22nd in points allowed, 29th in total yards allowed. They really struggled at stopping the run. Shelton is a thick, strong man who plays with a low base and is a beast against the run. He also shows quickness and hustle for a big man.
10. Rams - La'ell Collins, OT/OG, LSU - The Rams had an offense that finished 21st in points, 28th in total yards. Their passing game hurt them. On defense, they finished 17th in both points and total yards allowed. The O-Line allowed 47 sacks, which was 24th overall. The Rams should dump Jake Long, and replace him with a high draft pick. Collins has great strength and can play OT or OG.11. Vikings - DeAndre Parker, WR, Louisville - The Vikings finished 20th in points scored, 27th in total yards. They simply failed to do much through the air. On defense, they 11th in points allowed, 14th in total yards. Once returning from a foot injury, Parker blew up and had a great season. He has the size, speed, and hands that teams look for in a #1 target.
13. Saints - Vic Beasley, OLB, Clemson - The Saints finished 9th in points scored, 1st in total yards. Their offense can still move the ball. On defense, they were 28th in points allowed, 31st in total yards allowed. Beasley is a great OLB, one who could come in and upstage Haralson.
14. Dolphins - Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State -The Dolphins were 11th in points scored, 14th in total yards. While their offense was improved, they have holes along their O-line. They also have too much money invested in average WRs. Cuts may happen there if restructuring isn't an option. The defense was 20th in points allowed, 12th in total yards allowed. While they were ranked 6th against the pass, they have issues within their secondary. Cortland Finnegan gave up way too many big plays. Meanwhile, Waynes might be the best CB in the draft.
15. 49ers - Kevin White, WR, West Virginia - San Fran was 25th in points scored, 20th in total yards. Their rushing attack was lethal, but their passing game ranked 30th. On defense, they were 10th in points allowed, 5th in total yards allowed. White has had a great year, and has all the skills to be a fine WR in the NFL. He could help this team out in a major way.
16. Texans - Andrus Peat, OT, Stanford - The Texans were 14th in points scored, 17th in total yards. On defense, they were 7th in points allowed, 16th in total yards allowed. The Texans are solid as a whole, but need to address the future of their O-Line. Peat lacks anchor strength, but is long with good feet.
17. Chargers - Ereck Flowers, OT/OG, Miami - The Chargers were 17th in points scored and 18th in total yards. However, they were 30th in rushing yards, have no ground attack. On defense, they were 14th in points allowed, 9th in total yards. They were 26th in rushing yards allowed. The Chargers should go with a lineman here. Flowers is a best who can play anywhere. Added protection for Rivers gets him the nod.
18. Chiefs - Jaelen Strong, WR, Arizona State - The Chiefs were 16th in points scored, 25th in total yards, and 29th in passing yards. On defense, they were 2nd in points allowed, yet 29th in rushing yards allowed. Above all, they need a #1 WR. While Strong lacks deep speed, he's a physical kid who makes great catches.
19. Browns (via Bills) - Eddie Goldman, DT, Florida State - As stated, the Browns were ranked 32nd in rushing yards allowed. They grab another player to help them against the run. Goldman is inconsistent, but real good when on.
20. Eagles - Marcus Peters, CB, Washington - The Eagles had a very good offense, ranking in the top 10 in passing, rushing, and total yards. On defense, they finished 23rd in points allowed, and 31st in passing yards allowed. They need secondary help. While Peters has had issues with coaches, he is a very good CB who could turn things around.
21. Bengals - Dante Fowler, OLB/DE, Florida - The Bengals were 21st in passing yards, and were 6th in rushing. On defense, they were 22nd in yards allowed, ranking 20th against the run and pass. Outside of Carlos Dunlap, this team struggled to create sacks. Folwer has a nice blend of speed and power of the edge. He would be a nice compliment to Dunlap at Atkins on defense.
22. Steelers - Devin Funchess, TE, Michigan - The Steelers were7th in points scored, 2nd in total yards. On defense, they were 27th against the pass. Antonio Brown was great as a WR, but Bell was relied on too heavily. Funchess can play at WR, or spell Miller at TE. A CB or Safety could easily go here as well.
23. Lions - Jordan Phillips, NT, Oklahoma - The Lions moved the ball through the air, but were 28th in rushing yards. On defense, they were the very best team against the run, and 3rd in points allowed. A big reason they were so stout on defense was Suh. This pick assumes that Suh walks. If so, he leaves a huge void. Phillips is raw, but demands double teams, as he's very tough to move.
24. Cardinals - Markus Golden, DE/OLB, Missouri - The Cards were 31st in rushing yards. When Palmer was in, the passing game was on point. On defense, they were 29th in passing yards allowed. Their pass defense is horrible because they have zero edge rushers. Golden is one of the nation's best edge players. He can be a great 3-4 rush LB for this team
25. Panthers - T.J. Clemmings, OT, Pittsburgh - The Panthers had a solid offense, but their O-Line isn't strong. Cam needs better protection. Clemmings can play at OT or OG, and could be a steal here.
26. Ravens - Shaq Thompson, OLB, Washington - The Ravens were solid in pretty much every aspect of play, but their secondary struggled at times. They could reach for a Safety here, but Thompson is too good to pass on. He's great against the pass and the run.
27. Broncos - Ty Sambrailo, OT/OG, Colorado State - The Broncos were great on both sides of the ball, but their O-Line was less than steady at times. While Sambrailo is a 2nd round player, the need is evident.
28. Cowboys - Dorial Green-Beckham - The Cowboys don't have any glaring issues, other than the fact that they'll have to take care of their impending free agents. Even if they retain Dez Bryant, they really need another WR. DGB has baggage, but he's a beast who can do some damage.
29. Colts - Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin - The Colts were 1st in passing yards, but 22nd in rushing yards. Trent Richardson is now on special teams, and their other backs are nothing special. Gordon can be special on this team.
30. Packers - Benardrick McKinney, LB, Mississippi State - The Packers are solid throughout, but they were 23rd against the run, and were ranked almost at the bottom early in the season. McKinney is a great athlete who can play any LB spot for them.
31. Seahawks - Maxx Williams, TE, Minnesota - The Seahawks were 27th in passing yards. Wilson needs better targets. While Like Wilson is a decent TE, Williams would be an upgrade.
32. Patriots - Malcolm Brown, DT, Texas - The Patriots are a great team, but they give up a ton of yards on the ground from time to time. Brown isn't a sexy pick, but he's a big, strong kid who can eat up blocks. Wilfork needs to retire.