1. Texans - Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina - While Clowney not only ranks out as the BPA, he addresses the biggest need this team has. They can grab a QB later, and should. This assumes the Texans don't trade down, which is a real possibility.
2. Rams (via Redskins) - Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn - While Jake Long was acquired to play LT, he tore his ACL and was already on the backslide prior to the injury. While Les Snead will trade this pick for the right suitor, it may be hard to do so with Clowney off the board. Robinson toyed w/ Missouri's Kony Ealy, a DE who'll get Round 1 looks.
3. Jaguars - Khalil Mack, OLB, Buffalo - The Jaguars went nuts in FA, adding Red Bryant, Chis Clemmons, Ziggy Hood, and re-signing Babin. This is why I initially had them going after a QB, thinking they could turn their focus on other needs. At the same token, it's clear that they want to build up their defense first, and could take another huge step in doing so with Mack.
4. Browns - Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson - The Browns managed over 4,000 yards passing despite inconsistent play by their QBs and O-Line. This stat alone shows that they can look at a different position with this pick. While their O-Line was suspect last year, Sammy Watkins is a great WR who will make this team more dangerous.5. Raiders - Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan - Without looking at a stat sheet, can anyone tell me who the leading WR was for the Raiders last season? If Watkins were available, I'd have him slated here. Since he isn't, I think they go with a nasty LT in Lewan.
6. Falcons - Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M - The Falcons tied the Texans in sack production with 32 total...no bueno. While losing Kroy Biermann early on didn't help matters, this team needs needs more star power off the edges. This is why there is a good chance that they do trade up. With Clowney and Mack off the board, they address their O-Line. Matthews fills a big need for them.
7. Bucs - Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M - The Bucs have one of the worst passing games in the NFL, desperately needing more players to make things happen.Evcans is a huge WR who can really move. They can draft a QB later, and shouldn't use a 1st-rounder on one.
8. Vikings - Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M - Despite some real good play by their DEs, the Vikings were victimized through the air last season, allowing almost 4,600 yards passing. They obviously need help in their secondary. To make matters worse, they lost Jared Allen. With all that going on, they are unsettled at the QB position. Despite the needs on defense, I see them going with one of the top-2 rated QBs if available.
9. Bills - Eric Ebron, TE, North Carolina - The Bills need O-Line help, as they allowed 48 sacks this past season. However, I don't see them grabbing an O-Lineman here based on who's on the board. They need a play maker, and Ebron is theit guy.
10. Lions - Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State - The Lions desperately need to get more receiving options for Stafford, relying on Megatron way too much. While I could see both a WR and TE being selected this year by the Lions, I'm not sure either occurs in Round 1. This is a deep CB draft, but I feel the drop off from Round-1 to Round-2 talent is more pronounced at CB than the other two positions. Gilbert is a great CB who comes off of a terrific combine showing.
11. Titans - Blake Bortels, QB, UCF - The Titans will be operating out of a 3-4 scheme, so they'll need players who either fit that scheme, are at least have familiarity with it. The Titans also need help at Safety, which is why they worked out Clinton-Dix and Pryor. However, I think Bortles will rank out high enough for them to grab him.
12. Giants - Aaron Donald, DT, Pittsburgh - The Giants need help at DT, needing youth as well as someone to replace Linval Joseph. While undersized, some of the top O-Lineman in this draft said that Donald was the best DT they faced this season.
13. Rams - Odell Beckham, WR, LSU - Only one player on the Rams' roster had more than 600 yards receiving last season, and he plays TE (Jared Cook). The Rams have invested picks at the WR position, and none have really panned out yet. So, a pass-catcher is a possibility. Beckham has mad talent and is flying up drat boards.
14. Bears - C.J. Mosley, LB, Alabama - While it was painfully easy for teams to run the ball against the Bears, they also were horrible at creating sacks. Mosley is a great LB who can help in both areas.
15. Steelers - Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan State - The Steelers need help in a few spots, maybe none more so than at CB. Dennard is an aggressive player who fits the Steelers' type of play nicely.
16. Cowboys - HaHa Clinton-Dix, FS, Alabama - The Cowboys need to add some players on defense, specifically on the D-Line and in their secondary. Clinton-Dix is a solid option.
17. Ravens - Zack Martin, OT/OG, Notre Dame - The Ravens need OT and WR help. While grabbing a WR could be the play, Ozzie Newsome does an excellent job of spotting O-Line talent. Martin is a gifted player who can slide in anywhere.
18. Jets - Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State - The Jets offense leaves a lot to be desired, lacking receiving targets. Cooks is undersized, but he's an insane threat and very difficult to cover.
19. Dolphins - Ryan Shazier, LB, Ohio State - The Dolphins certainly need O-Line help, but LB is a concern as well. This draft is much deeper in O-Lineman than it is in 4-3 LBs. Shazier is an athletic freak who can cover the run and pass. He'd be a major upgrade for them.
20. Cardinals - Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State - The Cardinals could grab a QB here, as the teams picking before them in Round 2 will grab the remaining talent. I like Barr more here, but a QB to them is a hunch.
21. Packers - Anthony Barr, OLB, UCLA - The Packers simply need more help on defense. Barr is a gifted player who can work as an OLB or DE.
22. Eagles - Calvin Pryor, FS, Louisville - The Eagles need more help on defense, especially in their secondary. Pryor is a hard-hitting Safety who plays the pass pretty well too.
23. Chiefs - Marqise Lee, WR, USC - Charles led the team in both receptions and receiving yards...as a RB. The Chiefs need help at WR. Lee is very talented and wouldn't fall this far in a normal year. Hoe does so in 2014, and the Chiefs reap the benefits.
24. Bengals - Kyle Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech - The Bengals could use some help at CB, and Fuller is a solid CB. I see a run on CBs happening, and the Bengals responding accordingly.
25. Chargers - Jason Verrett, CB, TCU - The Chargers need help against the pass, need edge players and CBs. Verrett is small, but might be the best cover man in the draft.
26. Browns - Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville - The Browns take their chances on a QB falling to them, and one does. Bridgewater is real good value here.
27. Saints - Dee Ford, LB/DE, Auburn - The Saints can still do damage on offense, but their defense needs depth. Ford is a gifted DE who can do a little bit of everything. He tested extremely well at his Pro Day.
28. Panthers - Morgan Moses, OT, Virginia - The Panthers need a receiver, but grabbing an OT is even more important with Jordan Gross retiring.
29. Patriots - Ra'Shede Hageman, DT/DE, Minnesota - The Pats need to think about replacing Willfork, so they grab a big D-Lineman who can play at DT or DE.
30. 49ers - Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State - The 49ers are stacked with picks, so they could easily trade up and out of this one. If not, they grab one of the best CBs in the draft.
31. Broncos - Xavier Su'a-filo, OG, UCLA - The Broncos need secondary help in a bad way. But, they can't reach here. Instead, they get the draft's best OG.32. Seahawks - Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida State - The Seahawks have talent everywhere, but they do need help at WR. While Benjamin ran a pedestrian 40-yard dash, he plays fast enough and is a match up nightmare.