1. Houston Texans: DE Jadeveon Clowney (South Carolina)
The Texans will try to trade out of this spot in order to gain more picks, but if they fail to find a trade partner, Clowney should be the pick.
2. St. Louis Rams: OT Greg Robinson (Auburn)
Although the Rams brought back Rodger Saffold this off-season, the Rams should still look to beef up their offensive line, one that has allowed QB Sam Bradford to get beat up the past few seasons.
3. Jacksonville Jaguars: LB Kahil Mack (Buffalo)
Mack would help the Jaguars’ pass rush that didn’t put much pressure on opposing QBs last season.
4. Cleveland Browns: WR Johnny Manziel (Texas A&M)
With two first round picks, the Browns have the option to grab the electrifying Manziel, and build around him with their other first round pick.
5. Oakland Raiders: WR Sammy Watkins (Clemson)
Despite having a need for a QB, it looks like the Raiders are content in moving forward with Matt Schaub, as reports surfaced that the Raiders are not interested in drafting a QB with this pick.
6. Atlanta Falcons: OT Jake Matthews (Texas A&M)
Atlanta has shown interest in trading up, possibly for Jadeveon Clowney, but if they choose not to, they can’t go wrong by drafting Matthews.
7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: WR Mike Evans (Texas A&M)
After trading away their second best receiver in Mike Williams, the Buccaneers are in need of another wide receiver, especially after finishing dead last in total receiving yards last season.
8. Minnesota Vikings: QB Blake Bortles (Central Florida)
Some consider Bortles the best QB available in this year’s draft, and he might not even fall this far. But if he does, the Vikings would be smart to draft him.
9. Buffalo Bills: OT Taylor Lewan (Michigan)
The Bills will be tempted to draft TE Eric Ebron here, but instead they will go with the four-year starter at Michigan in Lewan.
10. Detroit Lions: LB Anthony Barr (UCLA)
I doubt the Lions will end up picking at 10, as they might trade up or even down. However, if they decide to stay put, drafting LB Anthony Barr would be the smart pick. He has only played two years at the linebacker position and has a lot of untapped potential. He is still a bit of a risky pick, though as his coverage ability needs some work.
11. Tennessee Titans: CB Justin Gilbert (Oklahoma State)
After losing their top cornerback in Alterruan Verner, the Titans would be wise to replace him with the best CB available this year.
12. New York Giants: OT Zack Martin (Notre Dame)
Eli Manning and the New York Giants had a disastrous 2013 season, and failed to protect Manning. Martin, a draft riser, would give Manning some much needed protection.
13. St. Louis Rams: FS Ha Ha Clinton Dix (Alabama)
Clinton Dix could help out a weak Rams secondary.
14. Chicago Bears: DT Aaron Donald (Pittsburgh)
With a division full of pass heavy offenses, the Bears couldn’t go wrong selecting another defensive lineman.
15. Pittsburgh Steelers: CB Darqueze Dennard (Michigan State)
Dennard would fit in nice in the Steelers physical defense. He would also provide Pittsburgh with some much needed youth in an aging secondary.
16. Dallas Cowboys: DT Timmy Jernigan (Florida State)
Timmy Jernigan would be a wise pick for a defensive line that lost their starting DE Demarcus ware.
17. Baltimore Ravens: S Calvin Pryor (Louisville)
Although the Ravens selected a S last year in Matt Elam, they also lost James Ihedigbo to the Lions, and could have one of the better safety tandems in Elam and Ward.
18. New York Giants: WR Odell Beckham Jr. (LSU)
The Jets would be smart to add another weapon for young QB Geno Smith.
19. Miami Dolphins: LB C.J. Mosley (Alabama)
Although the Dolphins have to upgrade their offensive line, it would be a push to select a lineman here. Instead, they should select Mosley and improve their speed at LB.
20. Arizona Cardinals: QB Derek Carr (Fresno State)
Derek Carr, who has a strong arm, would thrive in Bruce Arians’ offense.
21. Green Bay Packers: LB Ryan Shazier (Ohio State)
Shazier would give the Packers speed in their defense that they have been looking for.
22. Philadelphia Eagles: WR Brandin Cooks (Oregon State)
Brandin Cooks would be a pleasant replacement for Desean Jackson, and fit in well in the fast-paced Eagles’ offense run by head coach Chip Kelly.
23. Kansas City Chiefs: OG Xavier Su’a-Filo (UCLA)
The Chiefs need more offensive lineman, especially after losing Pro Bowler Branden Albert in free agency.
24. Cincinnati Bengals: CB Kyle Fuller (Virginia Tech)
Fuller, a physical player, would be a great fit to an already dominate defense.
25. San Diego Chargers: DT Louis Nix (Notre Dame)
The Chargers need inside help on their defensive line, and the strong and quick Nix would help them immediately.
26. Cleveland Browns: WR Marqise Lee (Southern California)
Although the Browns have star Josh Gordon, he is only a failed drug test away from a year-long suspension.
27. New Orleans Saints: CB Jason Verrett (Texas Christian)
The Saints solved one problem in their secondary by signing Jairus Byrd to a massive contract, but they still have problems at the cornerback position.
28. Carolina Panthers: OT Morgan Moses (Virginia)
Although the Panthers need a WR, they can grab one in the second round. They should instead replace long time starter Jordan Gross with this pick.
29. New England Patriots:DT Ra’ Shede Hageman (Minnesota)
At 6’6” and 320 lbs, Hageman would be a good addition to the Patriots defensive line.
30. San Francisco 49ers: DE Kony Ealy (Missouri)
With 11 picks in this draft, the 49ers could be looking to trade up and possibly snatch a WR. If they don’t trade up, they would be ecstatic to draft Ealy at pick 30.
31. Denver Broncos: LB Kyle Van Noy (Brigham Young)
The Broncos are ready for another Super Bowl run, but still need another LB for that to happen.
32. Seattle Seahawks: WR Cody Latimer (Indiana)
Latimer would be a wise selection, especially after the departure of Golden Tate to the Lions.