First Round Continued


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17. Baltimore Ravens – Taylor Lewan OT, Michigan
If the Ravens can’t manage to re-sign Eugene Monroe they are going to have a serious need at offensive tackle. Lewan’s stock took a little bit of a hit this past year but would be well worth the 17th overall pick and man the Ravens line for years to come.

18. New York Jets – Marqise Lee WR, USC
If the Jets can get their hands on one of the top 3 receivers I think they pounce. Lee is a polished receiver that could be a number 1 receiver giving Geno Smith the weapons he desperately needs.

19. Miami Dolphins – Zach Martin OT/G, Notre Dame
The Dolphins offensive line will be taking on major changes this offseason. Martin has the ability to play multiple spots which is exactly what the Fins need, depth and versatility.

20. Arizona Cardinals – Rashede Hageman DT, Minnesota
While this isn’t an immediate need Hageman’s freakish talent might be to much for the Cards too pass on. Dockett will be 33 in May and Hageman could take a year of spot duty before taking over the role.

21. Green Bay Packers – Louis Nix DT, Notre Dame
B.J. Raji is set to hit free agency which would leave a big hole in the middle of the defense. While Raji was solid Nix has the ability to be even better, Nix is a big boy but can move well and make an impact day 1.

22. Philadelphia Eagles – Calvin Pryor S, Louisville
Philly needs some upgrades in their below average secondary. Pryor is hard hitting intimidating safety who has a knack for creating turnovers.

23. Kansas City Chiefs – Kelvin Benjamin WR, Florida St.
Kansas City will be looking to add a receiver opposite Dwayne Bowe. Benjamin is still a bit raw but has a big body and big play ability that could help open up the Chiefs offense a bit more.

24. Cincinnati Bengals – Darqueze Dennard CB, Michigan St.
The Bengals secondary is getting a little crusty with age and while they still have Dre Kirkpatrick they need to add some more youth to the group.

25. San Digo Chargers – Dee Ford DE/LB, Auburn
Ford has burst onto the scene in the past few months and has the burst to help the Chargers pass rush. Ford would be a big time addition to go along with the unproven Ingram and aging Freeney.

26. Cleveland Browns – Derek Carr QB, Fresno St.
If the Browns were to be able to get the combo of Watkins/Carr in round 1 it would be a huge win for Cleveland. Carr would give the Browns the franchise quarterback they desperately need and would be huge value at 26.

27. New Orleans Saints – Jason Verrett CB, TCU
The Saints have a handful of holes they need to fill on defense and one of the most glaring needs is at corner. Verrett although undersized has proven to be one of the top corners in the draft and plays like he is 7 ft tall, very physical.

28. Carolina Panthers – Brandin Cooks WR, Oregon St.
Carolina need to get Cam Newton some more weapons in the passing game. While Steve Smith is still there (kind of) behind him they literally have nothing. Cooks is a speedy reliable receiver who has been one of the nations best the past few years.

29. New England Patriots – Jace Amaro TE, Texas Tech
Pats dip back into the tight end lottery and add the athletic Amaro in hopes of getting back to the days when Gronk/Hernandez were reaking havoc on opposing defenses.

30. San Fransisco 49ers – Stephon Tuitt DE, Notre Dame
The 49ers will be looking for help on the defensive line, in my eyes Tuitt is the perfect fit for San Fran. Has ability to play multiple spots and could be the heir apparent to Justin Smith.

31. Denver Broncos – Kony Ealy DE/LB, Missouri
The Broncos have been knocking on the Championships door for the past few years, but if they want to get over the hump they need defensive help. Ealy is an explosive player who can play multiple spots and would help give the Bronco’s defense a lift.

32. Seattle Seahawks – Xavier Su’a-Filo
Not a ton of needs for Seattle but they could use some help and depth along the offensive line. Su’a-Filo is my favorite guard out of the group and will be a very good NFL lineman who could start as a rookie.