1. Colts: Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford
To quote my fellow contributor, Brain Heat, “Andrew Lock”. I agree.
2. Redskins: Robert Griffin, QB, Baylor
TRADE! Holmgren played hard to get and got burnt. Skins get a franchise QB.
3. Vikings: Matt Kalil, OT, USC
Plug-in from day 1.
4. Browns: Ryan Tannehill, QB, Texas A&M
Holmgren pretends he didn’t fold a winning hand. The blogs give this crap a pass, but it stinks like Lake Erie. No options left but to draft a 2nd round QB at 4.
5. Buccaneers: Morris Claiborne, DB, LSU
Claiborne and Wright replace Barber and Talib. Makes sense.
6. Rams: Riley Reiff, OT, Iowa
Add free agent WRs. Pass on Blackmon.
7. Jaguars: Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State
Young QB. Add Dez 2.0 to Free Agent pick up, Laurent Robinson.
8. Dolphins: Jonathan Martin, OT, Stanford
New QB. Front office must make this work.
9. Panthers: David DeCastro, G, Stanford
DeCastro is a dancing bear. The most complete and pro ready. The value of interior offensive line is increasing exponentially with the evolution of DT.
10. Bills: Luke Kuechly, ILB, Boston College
High production and high character guys who will naturally assimilate into the cold Buffalo void. Kuechly joins Super Mario.
11. Chiefs: Dontari Poe, NT, Memphis
Romeo swings for this wrecking ball. Poe is a project and a future pocket destroyer.
12. Seahawks: Nick Perry, DE, USC
The deepest and most talented class in the Draft is DT/DE. More freaks than a circus! With “Skittles” in the bag, Pete gets some home cooking.
13. Cardinals: Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame
Great hands and faster than expected. Strong and can stretch the field. Perhaps, the best WR in the draft.
14. Cowboys: Michael Brockers, DT, LSU
Too much value to pass on. Hard to find or afford these guys in Free Agency. Signed CB Brandon Carr, SS Brodney Pool, and cut Terrence Newman. Maybe a CB in the 2nd round.
15. Eagles: Cordy Glenn, G, Georgia
They franchise DeSean. No more “dreaming”. Now must keep Vick alive if they have any chance at making the playoffs.
16. Jets: Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama
Continues to drop. Didn’t run at the Combine or his pro day. Can’t leave it on Sanchez’s shoulders. Sparano returns the Jets to ground and pound.
17. Bengals: Janoris Jenkins, CB, North Alabama
Best cover corner in the draft.
18. Chargers: Quinton Coples, DE, North Carolina
Active in Free Agency. Coples could be a beast or a bust.
19. Bears: Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama
Physical corner will upgrade the Bear second level. Bears re-signed CB Tim Jennings.
20. Titans: Alshon Jeffery, WR, South Carolina
A new dimension added to a one-dimensional attack.
21. Bengals: Devon Still, DT, Penn State
Another beast with a freaky athletic skill set. These guys are revolutionizing the position.
22. Browns Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor
The press reports the irony. Holmgren passes on Batman, and grabs Robin. KAPOW!
23. Lions: Mark Barron, S, Alabama
Top safety added to an emerging defense.
24. Steelers: Dont’a Hightower, ILB, Alabama
The proud Steelers got old and are in transition. They correctly moved the focus to Big Ben. Now it appears they are having second thoughts. Market interest in Wallace is tepid. First rebuild the defense. Hightower will not quiet the critics.
25. Broncos: Melvin Ingram, DE/OLB, South Carolina
Best player and best value.
26. Texans: Stephen Hill, WR, Georgia Tech
Lack of college production is system related, not reflective of his abilities. His Pro Day confirmed his Combine measurables. Impressive.
27. Pats: Fletcher Cox, DT, Mississippi State
Cox fills the hole left by the misguided adventure with Haynesworth.
28. Packers: Peter Konz, C, Wisconsin
More than likely will lose their starting center to Free Agency. If so, Konz slides seamlessly into place.
29. Ravens: Whitney Mercilus, DE/ OLB, Illinois
Edge rusher aids the transition. Out with the old and in with the new.
30. 49ers: Mike Adams, OT, Ohio State
I tried to mock a WR here, but the 1st round guys are gone. I tried to mock Tannehill here, but he’s long gone. Adams lands here by default.
31. Pats: Courtney Upshaw, DE/OLB, Alabama
Upshaw has been a disappointment so far in the testing process. Scouts question his ability to play OLB at the next level. Is he naturally big enough for DE?
32. Giants: Zach Brown, OLB, North Carolina
Giants may need a super quick LB to chase more than Michael Vick or Tony Romo. Washington moving up to draft RG3 leaves the Giants in a division where all of their divisional opponents have exceptionally elusive QBs.