1. Houston – QB Teddy Bridgewater, Louisville. New coach, new quarterback, new era in H-town.
2. St. Louis (from Washington) – OT Jake Matthews, Texas A&M. Rams need to protect the franchise and keep Sam Bradford upright.
3. Jacksonville – QB Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M. Team says no to Tebowmania but yes to Johnny Football!
4. Cleveland – OLB Anthony Barr, UCLA. A reunion with new coach Mike Pettine and quarterback Mark Sanchez allows Browns to select pass-rush help.
5. Oakland – DE Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina. A match made in heaven between a perceived renegade and the NFL’s bady boy franchise.
6. Atlanta – OT Taylor Lewan, Michigan. The Falcons offensive line was shoddy this past season, selecting Lewan brings some stability.
7. Tampa Bay – WR Sammy Watkins, Clemson. Team sorely lacks a playmaker opposite of Vincent Jackson.
8. Minnesota – CB Justin Gilbert, Oklahoma State. Team adds another building block to strengthen the secondary.
9. Buffalo – OT Greg Robinson, Auburn. Lengthy left tackle allows Cordy Glenn to slide over to the right side or kick inside and deepen front line.
10. Detroit – WR Mike Evans, Texas A&M. Remarkably, its been seven years since the Lions chose a wide out in the first round. Evans and Megatron form twin towers.
11. Tennessee – OT Cyrus Kouandijio, Alabama. With many needs on roster, team should build from inside out.
12. NY Giants – ILB CJ Mosely, Alabama. After several years of patching together the inside linebacker position, G-Men finally find new defensive leader.
13. St. Louis – DT Ra’shede Hageman, Minnesota. Plugs the biggest hole on the defensive side of the ball and creates more one-on-ones for ends.
14. Chicago – FS Ha-Ha Clinton Dix, Alabama. Defense was burned deep often this past year, Dix helps shore up that big play vulnerability.
15. Pittsburgh – DT Louis Nix, Notre Dame. The Steelers never filled the void created by Casey Hampton, this pick will.
16. Dallas – DT Tim Jernigan, Florida State. Beef in the middle and youth on defense, this pick helps both areas.
17. Baltimore – TE Eric Ebron, North Carolina. It was a merry-go-round all season long at the tight end spot, Ebron fixes that and adds another red zone threat to the offense.
18. NY Jets – OLB Kony Ealy, Missouri. A bonafide pass-rusher could elevate the Jets defense to another level.
19. Miami – CB Darqueze Dennard, Michigan State. Would become an instant starter and solidify an average unit.
20. Arizona – LB Khalil Mack, Buffalo. Can begin on strong side an eventually take over for John Abraham on the weakside.
21. Green Bay – DE Stephon Tuitt, Notre Dame. Paired with BJ Raji, creates formidable duo on the bookends of their 3-4 defense.
22. Philadelphia – OLB Ryan Shazier, Ohio State. The Eagles finished in the bottom half of the league in sacks, Shazier can get after the quarterback.
23. Kansas City – FS Calvin Pryor, Louisville. All needs reside on the defensive side of the ball. The combination of Eric Berry and Pryor would make for a dynamic safety duo..
24. Cincinnati – CB Louchiez Purifoy, Florida. The cast of characters the Bengals employ at corner are not of quality caliber and lack talent.
25. San Diego – OLB Dee Ford, Auburn. Proved more than capable of playing linebacker during his week in Mobile.
26. Cleveland (from Indianapolis) – CB Bradley Roby, Ohio State. New head coach Mike Pettine subscribes to the Rex Ryan philosophy of cornerbacks.
27. New Orleans – OLB Kyle Van Noy, BYU. Pieces still needed as team transitions to 3-4 defensive personnel, Van Noy fits perfectly.
28. Carolina – OT Zack Martin, Notre Dame. Could fit on either outside tackle spot or inside guard positions.
29. New England – DL Aaron Donald, Pittsburgh. A chess piece for Bill Belichick to move around on the defensive line to help create mismatches.
30. San Francisco – DE Trent Murphy, Stanford. Already knows the defense and the coaches, equals smooth transition and instant impact.
31. Seattle – WR Marqise Lee, USC. If the shoe fits, then wear it.
32. Denver – SS Deone Buchannon, Washington. Improve the weakest link.
33. Houston – OT Jack Mewhort, Ohio State. Current starter Derek Newton is inadequate at right tackle.
34. Washington – WR Kelvin Benjamin, Florida State. Oozes with upside, Redskins have least amount of playmakers in their division.
35. Cleveland – OG Cyril Richardson, Baylor. Showed flaws at Senior Bowl but should prevail as first guard off the board.
36. Oakland – OT Antonio Richardson, Tennessee. Adds flexibility on the exterior of the offensive line, can start at left or right.
37. Atlanta – DE Scott Chrichton, Oregon State. The Falcons used Osi Umenyiora as a part-time player during the second half of the season.
38. Tampa Bay – TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Washington. More reinforcements to help the strating quarterback to be determined succeed.
39. Jacksonville – CB Jason Verrett, TCU. Would be talked about as a first round pick if he were an inch taller.
40. Minnesota – QB Blake Bortles, UCF. Added to the equation in the Vikings constant search for a starting quarterback.
*Mock Draft by Ric Serritella, follow us on Twitter @NFLDraftBible