This is a case of having a Top 20 player fall to you, and you dont pass on him regardless of position. Lamar Miller could easily be selected in the middle of the 1st but happens to fall in this mock. Steven Jackson has alot of carries under his belt and St. Louis needs more dynamic playmakers on the offensive side of the ball.
After the Colts select Andrew Luck, they need to start filling in the necessary parts to make him succesful. After losing Jacob Tamme and Dallas Clark, Luck’s ex-teammate makes for a great pick in round 2.
The Vikings really lack any playmakers outside of Percy Harvin at the WR position. If they want to give Christian Ponder the greatest chance at success, they need to give him better options than Michael Jenkins and Devin Aromashodu.
RB could be a possibility in round 1 if Trent Richardson were to fall to them. However, in this scenario they target a change of pace back for LaGarette Blount with David Wilson. Wilson’s game breaking ability would be a great compliment to Blount’s downhill style.
The Browns were big losers in trying to land a QB this offseason. They failed to trade up for RGIII and missed out on Matt Flynn. After passing up on Ryan Tannehill with the #4 pick, they land Weeden here, who is an immediate upgrade over Colt McCoy.
It’s no secret that the Jaguars must find a legitimate #1 WR for Blaine Gabbert. The Laurent Robinson signing was solid, but he’s not a top wideout. Sanu gives the Jags a great option at wideout, and a deep threat for Gabbert
This pick was the Redskins, but the Rams acquire it from trading down in round 2. I’ve had the Rams selecting a DT in round 1 in the past, but in this mock they wait till the 2nd round to get their DT. Signing Kendall Langford was a nice start to fix the D-line, but another DT is needed.
Panthers have found their QB of the future, and recently committed to Steve Smith. Time to give both of those guys help by drafting a vertical threat, and someone who is a threat in the redzone.
The Bills are extremely thin at OT. After losing Demetress Bell to Free Agency they must lean towards Chris Hairston and Erik Pears to protect Ryan Fitzpatrick. Buffalo needs to target an OT early to bring in competition and find out who the best lineman is. Adams has 1st round talent and should be considered a steal here.
OT Bobby Massie – Ole Miss
Lydon Murtha,Nate Garner, and Will Barker. Those are the other OT’s on the roster besides All-Pro Jake Long. To say that the Dolphins need help at RT is an understatement. Massie is a natural RT and would be a huge upgrade over any other candidate on the Dolphins roster.
Seahawks have a strong secondary and CB’s Richard Sherman, a 5th round pick and Brandon Browner, a former CFL corner, played better than anyone expected them to last season. However, insurance should be a consideration in Seattle just in case either or both regress in 2012.
DT Alameda Ta’amu – Wahington
The Chiefs have done a solid job filling their needs this offseason, but still lack a true dominate force at NT. Ta’amu is a massive NT with natural strength that gives Romeo Crennel the potential of a dominant defensive line.
Would Nick Perry really be available here for Dallas on draft day? It’s not that far fetched to think he could take a plunge, and if he were Dallas shouldn’t hesitate even though they franchised Anthony Spencer. Spencer is only a stop-gap until the Cowboys can find a more talented and consistent option across from DeMarcus Ware.
After the spending frenzy in 2011, the Eagles forgot to address the LB position. Current OLB Brian Rolle played solid and probably earned himself a starting gig in 2012, but aside from that, the cupboard is bare. Wagner brings alot to the table and would be very appealing to the Eagles in the middle of the 2nd round.
Currently there are only 3 safeties on the Jets roster; Eric Smith, the injury prone and overrated Laron Landry, and Tracy Wilson. To say that more quality is needed here is obvious. After missing out on Mark Barron in round 1, they get a solid Harrison Smith here.
Pats ran mostly a 4-3 last season mainly due to the fact that they lacked the pieces to run a 3-4. Belichick will use multiple formation in the front seven, and likes guys with versatility. McClellin would be a great fit as OLB but can play with his hand in the dirt in the 4-3.
OT Zebrie Sanders - Florida St.
Chargers made the right move by re-signing LT Jared Gaither. On the other side of the line is one of the worst starting RT’s in the game Jeromey Clary. Clary needs to be replaced immediately. Not to mention, their backup OT Brandyn Dombrowski was one of the lowest graded OT’s in all of football last season.
The Bears have made it known that they are interested in adding to their DL this offseason. They selected Stephen Paea last year, but he’s nothing more than a rotational guy at this point. If Worthy were available here, the Bears shouldn’t hesitate.
CB – Josh Robinson – UCF
Asante Samuel’s days in a Eagle uniform seem to be numbered, and although still a great CB, Nnamdi Asomugha will be 31 when the season starts. The Eagles need to add some youth for the future of their CB’s
Steve Hutchinson was signed this offseason, but at 34 years old he is entering the end of his career. Osemele could could be his future replacement and challenge Leroy Harris for the starting RG spot from day 1.
With Cedric Benson gone, the Bengals needs to find a big back to fit thier downhill running style. Martin is potential a guy that Cincy could target in round 1, but would jump at the chance to land him here in the second.
OG Amini Silatolu – Midwestern St.
Detroit double-dips at OL here with the selection of Silatolu. The Lions have longed lacked true road grades on their offensive line, and must focus on rebuilding the trenches early in this draft. Silatolu brings agility and strength to an average group
This one is a simple as the Falcons need to find a successor to Tony Gonazalez. Allen is extremely athletic and gives the Falcons versatility and two dangerous weapons from the TE spot.
Steelers need to find their future at NT to replace an aging and injured Casey Hampton. Chapman is a tad undersized for the spot, but makes up for it with his strength and his ability to stop the run.
With Bunkley in New Orleans, and Marcus Thomas yet to re-sign, the Broncos need to look into acquiring a young run-stuffer in the middle of the defensive line. Thompson has the size and quickness that Denver is looking for.
Brooks Reed did a great job filling in for an injured Mario Williams last season. With Reed set to start opposite Connor Barwin, the Texans need to address depth at this spot incase of injury.
CB Brandon Boykin – Georgia
Chalres Woodson is still playing at a high level, but he’s 35 years old. Green Bay needs to think about developing a CB to take his place. At worst, Boykin could battle with Jarrett Bush and Sam Shields for the 3rd CB spot.
WR Chris Givens – Wake Forest
Anquan Boldin’s best days are behind him and Tandon Doss and David Reed haven’t developed into anything more than mediocre WR’s. Ravens desperately need help opposite of Torrey Smtih.
CB Chase Minnifield – Virginia
Carlos Rogers had a fantastic season, but will be 31 when the 2012 season rolls around. Minnifield could man the nickel spot untill he is ready to take over as a starter.
RB Bernard Pierce – Temple
With the plethora of picks New England has, they can afford to take the best player available. With the departure of Benjarvis Green-Ellis, look for the Patriots to invest in RB early in the draft.
DE Vinny Curry – Marshall
It’s no secret that Tom Cughlin loves depth at Defensive line. With the future of Osi Umenyiora in doubt, Giants should consider getting a DE to develop and add to an already potent defense.