1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers:
The Bucs need a franchise quarterback to throw to their big and strong receivers and tight ends. Although many have questions about Winston’s character and talent, I think he is by far the best quarterback in the draft and will be a winning quarterback at the next level.
2. Tennessee Titans:
The Titans may select Marcus Mariota, but I do not think he is a NFL quarterback and will not achieve success. The Titans should take Leonard Williams because he is a game changing defender due to his massive size, motor, and quickness off of the line.
3. TRADE Cleveland Browns via Jacksonville Jaguars:
The GM of the Browns, Ray Farmer, needs to find a franchise quarterback if he is going to keep his job and lead the Browns to the playoffs. Mariota has talent and may be able to succeed in the right offense with quality skill players, which the Browns do not possess.
4. Oakland Raiders:
The Raiders seem to found their starting quarterback, Derek Carr, but they need to find him weapons. The Raiders already signed Michael Crabtree, but Kevin White is a big physical wide receiver that should immediately experience success in the pros.
5. Washington Redskins:
Dante Fowler Jr
During the offseason, the Redskins lost a few outside pass rushers and desperately need a replacement. Fowler is the best pass rusher in the draft and could provide the Redskins with a versatile defensive player.
6. New York Jets:
The Jets will be in a difficult position because they can either draft the top wide receiver in the draft or one of the best pass rushers. Cooper has been compared to Odell Beckham Jr who caught the league by storm last season and displayed plays that we have never seen.
7. Chicago Bears:
The Bears, which prided themselves on their defense, has seen their defense falter over the past few years. The Bears can drastically improve their unit with an outside linebacker like Vic Beasley, who did everything at Clemson on defense.
8. Atlanta Falcons:
The Falcons’ desperately need a playmaker like Shane Ray on their defense. Last season, Osi Umenyiora was second on the team with only 2 sacks. Ray has the talent and speed to become the next Von Miller, who has established himself as the premier Defensive End in the league.
9. New York Giants:
The Giants’ offensive line rarely gave Eli Manning enough time to find open receivers. Next season, the Giants have the ability to become the best offense in football, if Manning has enough time in the pocket to find Cruz, Donnell, or ODB.
10. St. Louis Rams:
The Rams were able to develop a nasty defensive line over the past few drafts, but the offense still remains a question mark. The addition of a huge yet agile offensive lineman like Flowers should provide Nick Foles with more time.
11. Minnesota Vikings:
Teddy Bridgewater was able to experience success last season toward the end of the campaign. If the Vikes can add his former number one receiver from college, he may take the next step and lead the Vikings to one of the Wild Card positions.
12. TRADE Jacksonville Jaguars via Cleveland Browns:
If the Jaguars trade out of the 3 position, they will likely lose the opportunity to acquire Dante Fowler Jr. However, Randy Gregory may have a higher ceiling as an edge rusher due to his outrageous size and speed.
13. New Orleans Saints:
The Saints experience a nightmare season last year because the offense did not have success and the defense took a dramatic fall. However, the Saints have the potential to revamp their unit with a player like Danny Shelton because he can dominate the middle.
14. Miami Dolphins:
The Miami Dolphins made significant gains on the defensive line, but the secondary needs assistance. Waynes is the best corner in a draft that does not appear to have a shut down corner. Waynes has incredible speed, which should make him an attractive option.
15. San Francisco 49ers
The 49ers lost significant pieces on their defense when Patrick Willis, Justin Smith, and Chris Borland left the team. Armstead is a punishing defensive tackle who will command opposing offenses to double team him.
16. Houston Texans:
This offseason, the Texans were forced to cut the best player in their franchise’s history. Strong was a stud at Arizona State. Although he does not possess great size, he is a consistent receiver who could help the Texans’ offense.
17. San Diego Chargers: gurly
The Chargers’ playoff hopes were diminish last season because they did not have a semblance of a running game. When Gurly was on the field last season, he was dynamic and one of the best running backs over the past decade.
18. Kansas City Chiefs:
The Chiefs lost one of their best offensive lineman when Brandon Albert left during free agency. The addition of Peat will solidify one of the tackle positions and help Matt Cassel stay upright throughout the season.
19. Cleveland Browns
If the Browns traded inside the top three to acquire Marcus Mariota, they may be forced to lose this pick as well. However, Perriman will be a solid addition to a team that lacks an talent at the skill positions. Perriman brings extreme speed and size, which has him rising on many draft boards.
20. Philadelphia Eagles:
If the Eagles do not trade up in the draft for Marcus Mariota, they will fill the holes in their secondary. Landon Collins is the best safety in the draft and will provide the Eagles with a big hitting safety that can play the run and the pass.
21. Cincinnati Bengals:
The Bengals’ offensive line has been impressive over the past few seasons, but they can inject youth into the unit. La’el Collins is a behemoth from LSU and should be an impact player at either the guard or tackle position.
22. Pittsburgh Steelers:
The Steelers’ will be without two longtime starters in their secondary when Troy Polumalu and Ike Taylor retired this offseason. Without the off the field issues, Peters would have been the first corner selected because of his size and ability to intercept passes.
23. Detroit Lions:
The interior of the Lions’ defensive line took a hit this offseason when they lost both Suh and Fairley to free agency. Although they traded for Haloti Ngata, Brown should be able to anchor the second defensive tackle position in their 4-3 defense.
24. Arizona Cardinals:
The Kentucky outside linebacker has risen up the draft board over the past month, but this draft is full of pass rushing linebackers. The Cardinals were able to thrive with a blitz heavy defense under Bowles, but Dupree should allow them to be less predictable.
25. Carolina Panthers;
The Panthers need an offensive line that will not let every pass rusher sack Cam Newton. Newton is a big man and take many hits, but Humphries should help extend Newton’s career.
26. Baltimore Ravens:
Dorial Green Beckham
The Ravens lost their number one wide receiver when Torrey Smith cashed in with the 49ers. Beckham is one of the most talented and physical wide receivers in the draft, but he has not played in a year and has major character issues.
27. Dallas Cowboys:
The Cowboys had the best rushing attack in the league last season, but lost their number one running back, DeMarco Murray. However, Gordon should be able to fill Murray’s shoes because he has everything that one wants in a running back.
28. Denver Broncos:
The Broncos need to protect Peyton Manning because this could be his last season and he cannot protect himself outside of the pocket. If the Broncos do not select a new right tackle, they may improve their defense, which was awful toward the end of last season.
29. Indianapolis Colts:
The Colts’ defense is not on par with the other AFC heavy-weights and it is quickly aging. The Colts need a new defense and Harold could be a key player to build around. Harold possesses high end athleticism, which should allow him to become a solid player.
30. Green Bay Packers:
The Green Bay Packers want to win the Super Bowl and they realized that the two teams in the Super Bowl had the best secondaries in the league. The Packers need extra corners because their current corners are aging and Collins is a potential starter.
31. New Orleans Saints:
The Saints desperately need to hit on their draft picks this offseason because their defense could use new faces. Outside of shut down corner, Keenan Lewis, the Saints do not have a quality corner. Johnson has solid size for a corner at 6’0″ and always shows up on the field.
32. New England Patriots:
The Patriots’ secondary took a hit this offseason when they lost Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner. Jones must play at a starter’s level if the Patriots are going to make the Super Bowl again.