*Updated 5 ROUNDS*
*Updates coming as Free Agency Plays Out*
**Redskins Trade 2012 1st/2nd Round Picks plus Two additions 1st Round Picks (2013 and 2014) for RG3 To The Rams**
1. Indianapolis Colts -- ANDREW LUCK [QB; STANFORD]
Team Needs -- QB, DE, WR, OLB, TE, NT, CB
No debate here. The best QB prospect since Peyton Manning/John Elway, he can make every throw and is a better athlete than he’s given credit for. He showed that athletic ability at the Combine where he matched Cam Newton in every category and had better numbers than Tim Tebow.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqUH_GMSGIs
- TRADE ALERT: The Redskins trade up to #2 and select ROBERT GRIFFIN III, Redskins give up pick #6 and #39 to the Rams in 2012 plus two future 1st Round picks.
2. Washington Redskins --ROBERT GRIFFIN III [QB; BAYLOR]
Team Needs -- QB, WR, NT, DE, OL, LB, CB, S
The Redskins give up a lot but they need to get a franchise QB to compete with the Giants/Eagles/Cowboys and that QB is Griffin. RG3 has everything you look for in a Franchise QB, a strong arm, accurate throwing the ball to all fields and great mobility. He’s not a running QB who just takes off if his first read is covered; he goes through his progressions and only runs when all other options are out the window.
Team Needs -- LT, CB, WR, RG, RB, FS, DT
If the Rams trade out of #2 then the debate begins with LT Matt Kalil vs. WR Blackmon. LSU CB Morris Claiborne is also a possibility but I think they give Ponder a true Elite Left Tackle to protect his blind side.
At 6-foot-7, 295-pounds, Kalil is so good that his play at LT kept last year’s #9 overall pick, Tyron Smith, at RT while at USC. With Percy Harvin on the roster, LT is a bigger need. I expect a good WR to be available in the 2nd and CB’s in the third.
4. Cleveland Browns -- RILEY REIFF [OT; IOWA]
Team Needs -- WR, QB, RB, RT, OLB, DE
They didn’t sell everything to move up to #2 for RG3 and Peyton Manning wasn’t an option. RT Riley Reiff could be the pick to give the Browns bookend Tackles to protect the QB. Reiff may be best served as a right tackle given his below average arm length even though his game tape at LT is phenomenal.
Team Needs -- CB, RB, DT, OLB, RT, C, WR, S
RB Trent Richardson or CB Morris Claiborne…this pick changes the entire mock draft.
I’ve had Richardson here for the past month so let’s change things up even though I don’t think the Bucs should pass on the elite RB. If the Bucs have Claiborne and Richardson ranked closely then the CB gets the nod as it is a much bigger need area. CB’s Talib and Barber could both be gone and Claiborne is one of six elite prospects I see in this draft.
- TRADE ALERT: Rams trade down from #2 and receive #6 and #39 from the Redskins in 2012 plus two future 1st Round picks.
6. St. Louis Rams -- JUSTIN BLACKMON [WR; OKLAHOMA STATE]
Team Needs -- LT, WR, CB, SLB, C, RB, FS
Blackmon compares to Dez Bryant without the knuckle head factor or a much better version of Boldin. They may have Matt Kalil rated higher but the picks they will obtain from the Redskins is enough to move down four spots. Rams need to give Bradford weapons and protection on the O-Line.
Team Needs -- WR, DE, LG, RT, QB, DT
Melvin Ingram is now the top pass-rush specialist in the 2012 Draft, he and DE J. Clowney where two of the most feared sack artists in all college football. WR is the team’s biggest need but I can’t see GM Gene Smith going after WR Michael Floyd given his character concerns. A reach WR like Kendall Wright is not out of the question as the Jags have been known to surprise on draft day.
Team Needs -- QB, OLB, DE, WR, RT, S
The 6-foot-5, 280 lbs Coples is everything you look for out of a 4-3 DE and has an impressive combination of size and speed. He flashed his freakish ability at the Combine but what struck me was what NFL Analyst Greg Cosell had to say. Cosell mentioned Coples struggles at getting after the QB in 2011 and thinks his best position would be as the anchor at Left D-End in a 4-3 Defense (which Miami will now run). That sets up perfectly for Miami as they now have DE Wake at Right D-End at attack the QB. RT Riley Reiff is the only other option I see here and I don’t think they will move up for RG3.
Team Needs -- CB, DT, S, RT, WR, OLB
He’s not a household name yet but he will be. He’s Stout Run stuffer with the most potential in this class at D-line. DT Dontari Poe outshined him at the Combine but Brockers has the better tape from the 2011 season.
Team Needs -- DE, LT, TE, WR, QB, CB, OLB
This seems too logical to not happen. Upshaw is exactly the type of player this defense needs coming off the edge. They are switching back to the 4-3 but Upshaw can play DE or SAM LB (much like KIWI for the Giants or Von Miller in Denver) even though many project him as only a 3-4 OLB.
They passed on Brian Orakpo for Aaron Maybin a few years back, now they can make up for that.
Team Needs -- CB, RT, WR, QB, RB, NT, S, ILB
Dontari Poe was the “winner” of the Combine. People are going as far as to compare him to Haloti Ngata and Poe’s Combine numbers say that’s correct. He was excellent in every aspect of the combine looking nimble in drills and the 40 yard dash while tipping the scales at 350lbs. His stock is very much on the rise and fits perfectly as the Chiefs NT.
Team Needs -- QB, DE, OG, WR, CB, DT
Someone is going to draft Tannehill in the Top 15 picks, so let’s get used to it. I think it comes down to the Redskins, Chiefs and Seahawks with the latter pulling the trigger. The 6-foot-4, 222-pound Tannehill started his career as a WR and has only 20 starts at QB under his belt but has shown all the tools to be a 1st round pick.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXDEzCf3C7Y
Team Needs -- LT, OLB, WR, ILB, CB
Martin stands 6’6, 305 pounds and is your prototypical Left Tackle prospect, this move would slide Levi Brown back to RT, need meets value with this pick.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsB5VMPs7fU&feature=related
Team Needs -- C, CB, ILB,S, OG
I’ve had Guard David DeCastro here for a while but the interior O-Line free agent class is pretty deep and the Cowboys have the cash to fix that area. The secondary is the biggest problem and CB’s Kirkpatrick and Jenkins are vying to be the 2nd CB off the board. Both have had off the field issues but Kirkpatrick’s 1 pot arrest was wiped away while Jenkins has numerous arrest and other issues he has to explain. Slight edge here to Kirkpatrick.
Team Needs -- MLB, OLB, DT, S, WR, G, C
This seems to easy this year. Eagles are always a tough call to mock but they need the best LB prospect available that can immediately impact the defense. They usually go O-Line or D-Line but the LB’s need a major upgrade. Keuchly showed all the athletic ability you needed to see at the combine and should be a top 15 pick.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbpNkBiLDeU&feature=related
Team Needs -- RT, WR, QB, S, OLB
The steal of the Draft goes to the Jets; this scenario can happen if Richardson gets past Tampa Bay and Kansas City.Running back is not a pressing need but when you can get the 3rd best player in the draft at #16 you take it and run. He’s the most complete prospect at RB since Adrian Peterson and can take all the pressure off The Dirty to move the chains.
Other areas of need are a new RT, pass-rushing OLB and WR. Hearing rumors that Notre Dame WR Michael Floyd is very much in play for the Jets if Plax does not return.Alabama 3-4 outside linebacker Courtney Upshaw would be the ideal pick but I just don’t see him falling to pick 16.
Team Needs -- CB, LG, WR, RB, S, DE
The Bengals have been one of the best drafting teams after the last few years and have a great young core of players on both sides of the ball.With Leon Hall coming off season ending surgery, Nate Clements up there in age and Pacman and K. Jennings UFA's adding a CB is a high priority
Jenkins could have been a Top 10 draft pick but a couple of drug arrests got him kicked out of Florida. He played last year at Northern Alabama and showed off his skills at the combine. He was honest with all the decision makers at the combine talking about his 3 children with 3 different women and his multiple marijuana arrest. He came off well and seems to have turned his life around and he’s a perfect fit for the Bengals who are now thin in the secondary.
Team Needs -- T, G, OLB, DE, ILB, CB, SS
The Chargers need to re-work their entire O-Line and can start with the best Guard prospect in the draft. He’s the rare interior O-Line prospect that is worth a top 20 pick and is actually a steal here.
Team Needs -- LT, WR, TE, G, S, DE, LB
Bears get lucky as Floyd's off the field concerns may make him slide a bit but he is a true #1 WR prospect, something the Bears lack.He ran much faster at the Combine than most expected (4.4, 40) and has always shown good hands and the ability to physically dominate smaller corners. Additional O-Line help is the other big need area.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wCv5eY144s
Team Needs -- C, G, DE, MLB, SS, DT, WR
Dave Ball and Jason Jones are both UFA's and more production is needed from the DE position from a pass rush standpoint. The Illinois pass-rusher has Jason Pierre Paul-type potential, I definitely think Mercilus could rise towards the top of the first round and be this draft's Aldon Smith. But we’ll leave him at 20 for now.
The interior O-Line needs to be addressed to help out CJ2K but no guards/centers present value here.
Team Needs -- CB, LG, WR, RB, S, DE
Cedric Benson is a free agent and even if he’s back some youth is needed in the run game.
Miller played through shoulder injuries for the Canes and still flashed his untapped potential. He is the #2 or 3 RB prospect in the draft; I think this pick could be the steal of the draft as Miller is next in line as a great Canes RB heading to the NFL. He looks a lot like Titans running back Chris Johnson with a little Shady McCoy thrown in for good measure.
22.Cleveland Browns (f/Atlanta)-FLETCHER COX [DT, MISSISSIPPI ST]
Team Needs -- LT, WR, CB, SLB, C, RB, FS
The Browns keep this pick and use it to add a disruptive force on the interior D-Line. If the Browns see a WR they like or LT Mike Adams as a franchise left tackle he could be the pick and OLB Zack Brown also makes sense.
Team Needs -- OT, LB, CB, C, RB, DE, S
I’m predicting this is the year the Lions finally get their franchise Left Tackle to protect Stafford. The OSU Tackle was on the rise after a great Senior Bowl but fell back a bit after an average Combine so his draft stock is in limbo right now. I don’t think the Lions can afford to pass on Adams’s talent at pick 23. A Corner and outside linebacker are also needs for Detroit.
Team Needs -- LG, LT, NT, DE, ILB, CB
Most have a linebacker pegged for this pick or even a 3 or 5 technique D-Lineman. You have to believe their top priority is to keep Big Ben healthy so I’m giving them the top O-Lineman available who’s draft stock is really on the rise after an amazing Combine. Glenn is from a pro offense and can play LT/ OG or RT. Everyone’s ready to move him away from LT but his tape shows some signs that he can stay there with improved footwork.
Team Needs -- CB, DT, WR, C, G, RB, MLB, S
The Broncos are still looking for that DT to bring pressure up the middle while their outside linebackers continue to create havoc. Still is good value here and this is a great year to need a DT.
Team Needs -- WR, G, NT, SS, CB, C
The 6-4, 220 Hill had a great Combine raising his stock from a possible 3rd round pick all the way to 1st round consideration. He's a great talent who just needs time to develop. GT keeps sending out WR prospects with tremendous upside, it’s just a shame GT still runs the triple option and these weapons are underutilized
Team Needs -- WR, CB, S, C, DT, DE, OLB
Perry is the pass-rusher the Pats need and as the Giants can tell you; nothing covers up a suspect secondary like a great pass rush. The Patriots run both the 4-3 and 3-4 fronts and Perry fits as a DE or OLB.
The last time they had pick #27 they traded it to the Packers…they selected OLB Clay Matthews. Keep this pick Bill
Team Needs -- OLB, DE, CB, RB, OT, S, C
The Packers need a big time pass-rusher opposite of Clay Matthews. Branch excels at getting to the QB and a great fit in the Packers 3-4 D.
Team Needs -- LT, S, WR, C, ILB, OG
Birk and Grubbs are both FA's. Konz fills a big need along the interior O-Line and was dominant throughout his college career on the big time Wisconsin O-Line which keeps turning out great prospects.
Team Needs -- WR, G, CB, S
Wright’s draft stock is on the decline after running poorly at the combine. Most were expecting a sub 4.4 forty and he ran a 4.61. The thing is when you watch the tape he plays fast and that’s all that really matters. This would be a welcome addition for the 49ers who desperately need a deep threat WR.
31. New England Patriots -- STEPHON GILMORE [CB; SOUTH CAROLINA]
Team Needs -- WR, CB, S, C, DT, DE, OLB
It seems the Pats are always drafting CB's around this spot and Gilmore is another tall (6’0” 190 lbs) CB who projects well into their system.
32. NY Giants - - DONT'A HIGHTOWER [ILB; ALABAMA]
Team Needs -- TE, OL, RB,OLB, CB, MLB
The Giants need a Middle Linebacker and after Luke Keuchly, Dont’a Hightower is the best available and good value for the Super Bowl Champs. Hightower may be a better fit for a 3-4 Defense but he’s talented enough to work in any scheme including the Giants 4-3 base Cover 2 Defense.
At 6-foot-2, 250 pounds, Hightower is a physical run stuffing linebacker who has the strength to shed blocks and attack the ball carrier.He was the leader and signal caller for the best college Defense and his overall presence improves the Giants already talented D.
A big time TE like Clemson's Dwayne Allen or Stanford’s Colby Fleener is possible with Jack Ballard and Travis Beckum both tearing their ACL's in the Super Bowl. O-Line is the biggest need area but no one presents value here unless one of the four top Left Tackles happens to fall or versatile O-Line prospect Cordy Glenn.
33. St. Louis- ZACH BROWN OLB N.C.
Brown has freakish athletic ability and is the best value here. The Rams need to find CB’s and LB’s on defense as well as WR’s and O-Lineman for Bradford.
34. Indianapolis- COLBY FLEENER, TE, STANFORD
The Colts are in a complete rebuild. Wayne and Clark will be gone. Fleener was Luck’s security blanket at Stanford is a better value than any receiver here and willl be a great blocking/catching TE for Luck. This is a great pick.
35. Minnesota- ALSHON JEFFREY [WR; SOUTH CAROLINA]
Jeffrey showed up at the Combine at 6’3” 216 lbs. There were rumors that he was up to 240lbs so we have that settled. At the Combine he elected to do nothing, no 40, no bench and no WR Drills. His draft stock is all over the place right now but we’ve seen 1st round ability. Everything rides on his pro day, I can’t see a talent like this fall past the Vikings. He’s a potential #1 WR to go along with their new franchise Left Tackle.
36. Tampa Bay- ALFONZO DENNARD [CB; NEBRASKA]
Talib and Barber could both be gone so they may need two new corners. Two years ago they went back to back DT’s, last year they went back to back DE’s. So how about this year they go back to back CB’s
37. Cleveland- DAVID WILSON, RB, VA TECH.
The offensive overhaul continues, Wilson is a 1st round talent and Defenses will have to respect the outside running of Wilson and that will free up the receivers. His freakish athletic ability was on display at the combine, the only flaw to his game has been fumbling. Peyton Hillis may leave via FA.
38. Jacksonville- MOHAMED SANU WR RUTGERS.
The Jags have to get Gabbert some weapons to see if he’s any good, expect multiple WR picks.
39. St. Louis (f/Washington) - JEREL WORTHY DT/DE MSU.
The Rams obtained this pick as part of the Robert Griffin trade. Worthy can play DE or play NT.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_-ozW25FwM&list=UUG-EvZtNm87WPy0itzmkYlA&index=48&feature=plcp
40. Carolina-CHASE MINNIFIELD, CB, VIRGINIA.
Minnifield is a solid corner with muscle. He doesn't provide flash, but can keep up with receivers and make tackles.
41. Buffalo- DWAYNE ALLEN TE, CLEM.
The Bills only downfield threat is with Steve Johnson, Fitzpatrick will need more weapons to expand the offense.
42. Miami-MARK BARRON [SS: ALABAMA]
Barron is a mid-first round talent but could fall due to team needs. He has not been able to work out since Hernia surgery but if everything checks out he could go as high as the Jets or Packers in round 1. I’m assuming they sign FA QB Matt Flynn.
43. Seattle- CHANDLER JONES, DE/OLB, SYRACUSE.
The pass rush must be addressed and Jones excels at getting after the QB.
44. Kansas City- NICK FOLES, QB, ARIZONA.
If they miss out on Tannehill, Nick Foles is up next. He has huge upside and can't be passed on.
45. Dallas-VINNY CURRY, OLB, MARSHALL.
Spencer is inconsistent; they need a real threat opposite OLB Ware. His stock should shoot back up after his pro day. CB and Safety and O-Line are the other need areas.
46. Philadelphia- BRANDON THOMPSON, DT, CLEMSON.
Thompson excels at stuffing the run. Eagles love to beef up the D-Line and this can free up their DE’s.
47. New York Jets-RUEBEN RANDLE, WR, LSU.
The Jets will need to upgrade their WR position no matter who is throwing the ball. The 6-foot-4, 208-pounder has the size/speed and hands you look for in a #1 WR prospect. The QB play at LSU was a train wreck so we haven’t seen what he can really do yet but all the tools are there.
48. New England–( f /Oakland)-KELECHI OSEMELE, OG/OT, IOWA ST.
Osemele was very solid during the season; he is the best player available and can be developed into a solid starter along the interior.
49. San Diego-RONNEL LEWIS, OLB, OKLAHOMA.
The Chargers need a player who can get to the QB. Lewis is a straight line pass rusher who can replace English.
50. Chicago-JAYRON HOSLEY, CB, VA TECH.
Hosley is a little undersized, but is still a big time playmaker. Va Tech has been turning out great corners and in the north; there is plenty of receivers who need to be covered.
51. Philadelphia - from Arizona-BOBBY MASSIE, OT, MISSISSIPPI.
The tackle position needs depth. If Peters or Herramans go down, Justice is the only backup. Massie is best suited at RT. He provides an upgrade to Justice.
52. Tennessee- PHILLIP BLAKE, OC, BAYLOR.
The center position is a must upgrade. CJ needs a center that can open up holes for him.
53. Cincinnati- JURON CRINER, WR, ARIZONA
Criner (6’2, 200) is a big possession receiver, a perfect complement to AJ Green.
54. Detroit- TRUMAINE JOHNSON, CB, MONTANA ST.
Johnson (6’2, 200) has great tools and possesses a large frame. He is flying up draft boards. The Lions need secondary help and Johnson can play CB and SS.
55. Atlanta- CAM JOHNSON, DE, VIRGINIA.
Johnson has great size and speed and is the best player available. Depending on FA, O-line may be the biggest need. DE/CB and TE are all areas that should be addressed in the draft.
56. Pittsburgh-JARED CRICK, DE/DT, NEBRASKA.
A 1st round talent falls due to injury, great fit at the 5-technique.
57. Denver-NICK TOON, WR, WISCONSIN.
Denver will need more from their wide receiving corps. Toon is a great route runner and possession receiver. The son of former Jets WR Al Toon.
58-Houston- KENDALL REYES, DT, UCONN
Reyes is an undersized NT that works perfectly with Houston's D scheme.
59. New Orleans-BOBBY WAGNER, LB, UTAH ST.
Wagner is a heavy hitting linebacker. He is showing speed and size to play all three LB positions for New Orleans.
60. Green Bay- HARRISON SMITH, SS, NOTRE DAME
Smith is the top talent available. He can be an explosive player with his combination of size and speed.
61. Baltimore- VONTAZE BURFICT [MLB; ARIZONA STATE]
Burfict needs to do some damage control after an awful Combine. His tape was great in 2010 but he took a step back in 2011. Burfict is blaming his college coaches for not using him properly, that won’t help his cause come draft day. The Ravens GM has taken on good players with character concerns in the past and the Ravens may be the best landing spot for the violent linebacker. Ray Lewis can teach him how to be a pro.
Check the highlights on Vontaze Burfict:
62. San Francisco- BRANDON BOYKIN, CB, GEORGIA.
The Niners need some corner help; Boykin has the size and skillset to be a good one.
63. New England- BRUCE IRVIN, DE/OLB, WEST VIRGINIA.
Irvin has the size and speed necessary to get to the QB. Pats continue to stockpile pass-rushers.
64. New York Giants-DOUG MARTIN, RB, BOISE ST.
Martin has established himself as a true every down back. He is a good runner with developing blocking skills. He may be the BPA at this point and is great insurance if Jacobs gets cut. Similar to Ray Rice when he came out of Rutgers, also a 2nd round pick.
65. Indianapolis- JOSH CHAPMAN, DT, ALABAMA.
Colts are switching to the 3-4 and need some bodies that fit the new scheme.
66. St. Louis- ZEBRIE SANDERS, OT, FLA ST.
Sanders is the best value here. Zebrie Sanders played LT at Florida State this year, after 3 years at right tackle. The 6-foot-6, 307-pounder was an average LT and should be moved back to his natural RT spot. More protection for Bradford.
67. Minnesota- JOSH NORMAN, CB, COASTAL CAROLINA
Norman is flying up boards. Vikings need secondary help, Cook hasn’t shown much yet.
68. Cleveland- DWIGHT JONES, WR, N. CAROLINA.
Jones (6’4, 210) is a big bodied receiver with untapped potential. The Browns will need to upgrade their WR’s to help RG3 .
69. Tampa Bay- SHEA MCCLELLIN, LB, BOISE ST
An upgrade at outside linebacker is needed.
70. Washington- MARVIN MCNUTT, WR, IOWA
McNutt has two things going for him: He's a polished route runner from a pro system, and won't drop balls. The Skins need a great possession receiver, with a large frame for whoever the new QB will be.
71. Jacksonville- BRIAN QUICK, WR - APPALACHIAN STATE
The Jags need a lot of help at WR.
72. Buffalo- GEORGE IOLKA, FS, BOISE ST.
Iolka has potential to be a stud FS. He has great size and speed but looked a little stiff in drills at the Combine.
73. Miami- BROCK OSWEILER, QB, ARIZONA ST.
The 6’6” QB is one of the most intriguing prospects in the draft. He can make all the throws but needs to improve his mechanics. He decided not to participate at the Combine claiming he had a foot sprain from several months ago.
74. Chicago - from Carolina- KEVIN ZEITLER, G, WISCONSIN
Protect Jay Cutler, say it. OT Gabe Carimi is coming back and now he can line up next to another great Wisconsin interior lineman.
75. Kansas City- CHRIS POLK, RB, WASHINGTON.
Even if Charles comes back, the Chiefs will need the between the tackles runner. Jones is getting old and Battle doesn't have the wow factor.
76. Seattle-MATT REYNOLDS, OT, BYU
Seattle has gaps on the O line. Reynolds is a sound tackle with great footwork.
77. Philadelphia- KIRK COUSINS, QB, MICHIGAN STATE
Just a gut call here, Philly loves to draft and develop Quarterbacks
78. New York Jets- BRANDON WEEDEN, QB, OKLAHOMA STATE
Weeden played pro baseball (Yankees, 2nd Round) out of High School and is 28 years old, if he was five years younger he’d be looked at as late 1st round prospect. He is pro ready now and can put some much needed pressure on The Dirty to step up his game
Oakland-Supplemental Draft Pick
79. San Diego-SHAUN PRATER, CB, IOWA
San Diego doesn't have the secondary to keep up with Oakland and KC's passing game. Prater is a solid #2 corner.
80. Chicago-LAVONTE DAVID, LB, NEBRASKA
David is one of the better LB's in the draft. He is just way undersized. Chicago can appreciate his skill set and rotate him in and out.
81. Arizona- SEAN SPENCE, OLB, MIAMI
I think Spence is going to have a great career, he’s always around the ball and runs sideline to sideline. His stock falls because he is undersized
82. Dallas-ANTONIO ALLEN, SS, S. CAROLINA
Dallas has the cash to fix its O-Line via the deep free agent market. The secondary can't last against NY and Philly. Allen is a great value at this point and can start immediately.
83. Tennessee- AMINI SILATOLU, G, MIDWESTERN ST
Silatolu is the D2 stud in this draft. He can play 4 positions on the O line, has great athleticism. Titans continue to improve the interior O-Line which again helps Chris Johnson.
84. Cincinnati- NATE POTTER, OT, BOISE ST.
Potter lacks the footwork to be a quality LT in the NFL. He can slide to RT and enters a system that can teach him to be a very talented OT in the future.
85. Atlanta- ORSON CHARLES, TE, GEORGIA
The Franchise Tag on CB Grimes makes corner less of a need. Charles is the best TE available and a steal in the 3rd.
86. Detroit-MICHEAL BREWSTER, G/C, OHIO ST.
Brewster is sliding. He has size and strength but lacks the technique to succeed at C. Still he's the best player available for the Lions. He can learn behind the aging Raoli or slide to guard.
87. Pittsburgh- ANDREW DATKO, OT, FLORIDA STATE
Datko was the starter at Left Tackle and projected to go much higher. But he missed the season due to injury and slides down team boards. Steelers need to continue to build the O-Line
88. Denver- BERNARD PIERCE, RB, TEMPLE
Pierce is establishing himself as a decent three down back. He has the size to take the NFL's abuse.
89. Houston-DAVID MOLK, C, MICHIGAN
Houston has decisions on who to place their tag on. If they can't resign their center, Molk is sturdy enough to play, or can move to guard.
90. New Orleans-MARCUS FORSTON, DT, MIAMI
New Orleans D was poor to say the least. They lack the ability to get pressure up the middle.
91. Green Bay-LAMICHEAL JAMES, RB, OREGON
James is the best player available. He can make for a dangerous weapon and add another element in the Pack offense.
92. Baltimore-T.Y. HILTON, WR, FLA INTERNATIONAL
The Evans trade was a bust and he will probably be gone. Hilton is a speedster who displays great route skills.
93. San Francisco-JAKE BEQUETTE, LB, ARKANSAS
BeQuette is a very solid pass rusher. He showed great skills playing LB at the senior bowl, he will become a great rotational guy on an already stacked front seven.
94. New England- TOMMIE STREETER, WR MIAMI
The 6-foot-5, 215-pounder has deep speed with the size to beat smaller CB’s in man coverage. Streeter is a raw prospect with great upside and can just run go routes his 1st season to open up the field for all of Brady’s weapons.
95. New York Giants- BRANDON WASHINGTON, OG/OT - MIAMI (FLA.)
Washington is the best value here and a steal. McKenzie is a free agent, and even if resigned, the Giants could use depth at both Tackle spots and Left Guard. Similar to Orlando Franklin (The U) last year, a 2nd round pick by the Broncos who had a great rookie season.
Washington (6’4” 320lbs) played LT last year at Miami but his natural position is Left Guard. He has great athleticism and a nasty streak that will help out in the run game immediately. Just a perfect fit for the Giants.
The Giants starting O-Line could be: LT Will Beatty, LG Brandon Washington, C David Bass, RG Chris Snee, RT David Diehl.