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17. Baltimore Ravens – Zack Martin OT, ND
The Ravens need a compliment to Eugene Monroe, and Zack Martin may be that guy. Aggressive in the running game and very capable in the passing game, Martin may be a mid-first round steal.

18. New York Jets – Eric Ebron TE, UNC
Ebron is a great, vertical tight end that can be a tremendous second option for Geno Smith/Michael Vick after Eric Decker.

19. Miami Dolphins – Timmy Jernigan DT, FSU
The Dolphins need to figure out how to beat Tom Brady and the New England Patriots and interior pressure is the best way to rattle a quarterback.

20. Arizona Cardinals – Marqise Lee WR, USC
Lee is a smaller receiver with some injury issues, but he could be a very good #2 to Larry Fitzgerald. Lee would provide the underneath ability to draw coverage away from Fitzgerald, and he could be a dynamic piece for Bruce Arians to work with.

21. Green Bay Packers – Kony Ealy DE, Mizzou
Ealy doesn’t fill a huge need for the Packers, but that isn’t how TT works. Ealy is the best player on the board and it would be surprising if Thompson deviated from his norm for another player.

22. Philadelphia Eagles – Justin Gilbert CB, OKST
The Eagles need serious DB help, and some think Gilbert is a top-10 player in this draft. The Eagles get great value here and can help keep their position at the top of the division.

23. Kansas City Chiefs – Odell Beckham WR, LSU
Beckham is the perfect fit for the Chiefs. Not only is he a great receiver that can bring a spark to the Chiefs offense, but he can be a great return man if they can’t find anyone else.

24. Cincinnati Bengals – Louis Nix NT, ND
Nix would be a great compliment to Geno Atkins in the middle of the Bengals defense. The Bengals always seem to make the most logical moves to the public, and this seems to good to pass up.

25. San Diego Chargers – Dee Ford DE/OLB, Auburn
Ford is a one-trick pony, but it is a great trick. Ford has great explosion and burst off of the L.O.S. and he can be the pass rusher that the Chargers have tried to find the last few years.

26. Cleveland Browns – Derek Carr QB, Fresno State
This would be an amazing draft for the Browns. A offense with several great players just became one of the (potentially) best in the league. Carr/Gordon/Watkins/Cameron could be deadly against some declining AFCN defenses.

27. New Orleans Saints – Jason Verrett CB, TCU
Verrett is a great corner, and although the Saints have made some big free agent moves help on the defense is still needed.

28. Carolina Panthers – Brandin Cooks WR, Oregon State
The Panthers can’t be choosey here, if there isn’t a great tackle left on the board then they absolutely have to take a wide receiver here. Cooks is great here not only to fill a need but also as top-end value.

29. New England Patriots – Jace Amaro TE, Texas Tech
Without that dynamic TE duo, the Patriots offense just didn’t look the same. Add Amaro in with Gronk and you could have a repeat of the offense that worked so well for them two years ago.

30. San Francisco 49ers – Ra’Shede Hageman DL, Minnesota
Jim Harbaugh will find a place on his offensive line for a player like Hageman whether that is as a DT/NT or as a future replacement to Justin Smith.

31. Denver Broncos – Kyle Fuller CB, Virginia Tech
Many don’t know his name yet, but as draft day gets closer Fuller will get much more publicity and deserves to be somewhere in the 24-40 range.

32. Seattle Seahawks – Xavier Su’a Filo G, UCLA
XSF is a very talented offensive lineman that isn’t limited to guard, though that is where he best projects. With interior pressure becoming prevalent in the NFL smart teams will raise the value of quality guards.

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