1. Bucs - Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State - 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 true pocket passer.
2. Titans - Marcus Mariota, QB, OregonMarcus Mariota, QB, Oregon - 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 could give Mettenberger a shot next year vs. going after Mariota. However, great QBs don't grow on trees, so they nab the ex-Duck.
3. Jaguars - Dante Fowler, OLB/DE, Florida - 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/or WR. Instead, they go with Fowler, a DE/OLB hybrid who is very tough to block in all facets of the game. He moves in opposite of Clemmons to form a very good edge tandem.
4. Raiders - Leonard Williams, DT/DE, USC - 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. Williams might be the best player in the draft, and fills a void on defense.
5. Redskins - Vic Beasley, OLB, Clemson - 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. I still don't see an O-Lineman worth a top-10 selection, so they address their defense. Beasley tore up the combine, and flashed great game tape all year.
6. Jets - Shane Ray, OLB/DE, Missouri - 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. They added Brandon Marshall, so a WR is not their #1 need. Instead, they add Shane Ray who could start at OLB over Pace or Coples if he flashes in camp. At the very least, he could be a great rotational player as a rookie.
7. Bears - Kevin White, WR, West Virginia - 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. The Bears could go with a DT or OLB here. However, losing Marshall at WR really stings. White could immediately fill said void.
8. Falcons - Bud Dupree, DE/OLB, Kentucky - 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. Dupree had a great combine. He can play OLB in a 3-4, or DE in a 4-3. He's an underrated stud who could start as a rookie.
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. An O-Lineman could go here as well to protect Manning.
10. Rams - Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama - 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. Cooper is a steal here.
13. Saints - Randy Gregory, DE/OLB, Nebraska - 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. The Saints have to address their defense. Gregory is a steal here talent-wise, but falls due to the failed drug tests.
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 and need a #1 WR. Adding Stills was huge though. The defense was 20th in points allowed, 12th in total yards allowed. While they were ranked 6th against the pass, it was because teams opted to run against them vs. pass. Waynes might be the best CB in the draft, and addresses a huge need here.
15. 49ers - Brandon Scherff, OG/OT, Iowa - 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. Iupati is now gone, so they grab Scherff to fill his void.
16. Texans - Malcolm Brown, DT, Texas - 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, so they have options. With Brown on the board here, I think he gets nabbed. He's a player who can slide in at DT or DE in a 3-4.
17. Chargers - La'ell Collins, OT/OG, LSU - The Chargers were 17th in points scored and 18th in total yards. However, they were 30th in rushing yards, with 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. Collins is a beast who dominates at moving bodies. a RB can be added later, as this is a deep draft at said position.
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. While Maclin was added to their WR fold, they also lost Bowe. Strong is a physical kid who makes great catches. He also ran and jumped quite well at the combine.
19. Browns (via Bills) - Eddie Goldman, DT, Florida State - The Browns were dead last against the run last year, so they have to add talent to their D-Line. Goldmanshould hep shore things up.
20. Eagles - Landon Collins, SS, Alabama - 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. Collins is a SS, but plays the pass very well.
21. Bengals - Dorial Green-Beckham, WR, Oklahoma - 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. Goldman can eat up blocks and free others to create pressure.
22. Steelers - Jalen Collins, CB, LSU - The Steelers were 7th in points scored, 2nd in total yards. On defense, they were 27th against the pass. Collins is a big CB who ran very well at the combine. He's now earning many 1st round grounds from the scouts.
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. Suh and Fairley walked, leaving a huge void. Phillips is raw, but he demands double teams as is very tough to move.
24. Cardinals - Marcus Peters, CB, Washington - The Cards were 31st in rushing yards. On defense, they were 29th in passing yards allowed. Their pass defense is horrible because they have zero edge rushers. The Cards also have FAs on the O-Line. Gurley is a great RB, and while coming off of an ACL, the Cardinals grab him.
25. Panthers - T.J. Clemmings, OT/OG, Pittsburgh - The Panthers had a solid offense, but their O-Line isn't strong. Cam needs better protection. Clemmings is raw, but has the tools to be good.
26. Ravens - Eli Harold, OLB, Virginia - The Ravens were solid in pretty much every aspect of play, but their secondary struggled at times. They could reach for a Safety here, or target a LB. Harold is a reach here in my book, but he passes the eye test. He can rush the passer, which will help their coverage woes.
27. Broncos - Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin - The Broncos were great on both sides of the ball, but they didn't have a 1,000 yard rusher. That ends if/when they draft Gordon.
28. Cowboys - Erik Armstead, DE/DT, Oregon - The Cowboys don't have any glaring issues outside of losing Murray. No RB on the board is worth a selection here. One spot they could use some help is along their D-Line. Armstead is a huge kid who can play at DE or DT. He has great value here.
29. Colts - D.J. Humphries, OT, Florida - The Colts were 1st in passing yards, but 22nd in rushing yards. Humphries is a very good athlete who has room to grow, improve.
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. Hawk was released, so this pick makes sense.
31. Saints - Maxx Williams, TE, Minnesota - The Saints lost Jimmy Graham to the Seahawks...need I say more? Williams is not Graham, but he is the best TE in this draft.
32. Patriots - Andrus Peat, OT, Stanford - The Patriots are a great team, so they could go anywhere here. Peat lacks anchor strength as a pass blocker, but he has a big lower half and can create run lanes.