1.Cleveland: DE Bjoern Werner (6040/265/4.75), Florida State – A fast draft riser, especially for teams who employ a 4-3 defense, Werner represents a legitimate pass-rush bookend that can change the dynamic of the defense.
2.Kansas City: QB Geno Smith (6026/209/4.82), West Virginia – Chiefs General Manager Scott Pioli is most likely gone after the season, with that change comes a new era and a new franchise quarterback.
3.Carolina: DT Jonathan Hankins (6030/322/5.02) Ohio State – An athletic big man who can anchor the defensive line, Hankins can help stop the bleeding from the Panthers getting gashed up the middle.
4.Jacksonville: CB Dee Milliner (6010/195/4.45), Alabama –The team failed to address the secondary sufficiently during the offseason and is now paying dearly for it with one of the more porous defenses against the pass.
5.Oakland: QB Matt Barkley (6020/220/4.75), USC – From one Trojan to the next, Palmer could serve as a bridge and a mentor in the short-term while passing the torch to Barkley.
6.Tampa Bay: OT Luke Joeckel (6050/310/5.12), Texas A&M – The offensive line overhaul began last offseason and will be a theme the team continues to push under headman Greg Schiano.
7.New Orleans: OT Taylor Lewan (6080/305/5.02), Michigan – The Saints currently have one of the worse rushing attacks in the league but the runners are capable. It begins up front.
8.Detroit: CB Jonathan Banks (6010/185/4.50), Mississippi State – This position has been problematic for the Lions for the past several years. It’s time to address this area and select the best available corner.
9.Cincinnati: OLB Jarvis Jones (6020/240/4.80), Georgia – While the Bengals have thrived getting after the quarterback this season, Jones would be too great of a talent too pass up and strengthen the defense further.
10.Buffalo: OG Chance Warmack (6020/320/5.30), Alabama – Many draft observers believe Warmack is the most complete offensive lineman in the draft and while guards are usually not selected this high, Warmack is a rare exception.
11.St. Louis (From Washington): OT Jake Matthews (6050/305/5.15), Texas A&M – The desperation and frustration of finding a capable starting tackle have hit new lows this season. From Jason Peters, to Wayne Hunter and now Chris Williams, finding a franchise tackle should be priority number one for the Rams.
12.New York Jets: OLB Barkebious Mingo (6032/240/4.55), LSU – The one constant during the Rex Ryan tenure has been the lack of a bona fide pass-rusher. Mingo has the speed that the Jets so desperately need.
13.Tennessee: DT Star Lotulelei (6027/323/4.99), Utah – In this scenario, Lotulelei would be a much welcomed addition to help beef up the defensive line, as he is considered a consensus top-10 selection by most draft experts.
14.St. Louis: WR Keenan Allen (6030/205/4.50), California – Sure, the Rams have some very nice young targets developing at wide out but a stud receiver would help work wonders towards the offense taking the next step.
15.Pittsburgh: DE Sam Montgomery (6040/245/4.60), LSU – The end of the road is in eyesight for James Harrison, who will turn 35 years old next season. Montgomery has the talent to be an immediate plug-and-play replacement.
16.Philadelphia: DT John Jenkins (6034/355/5.32), Georgia – Whether or not Andy Reid survives beyond this season remains to be seen but the Eagles have always been infatuated with the big uglies and Jenkins fits the bill.