1) Houston- Jadaveon Clowney
Trading for Ryan Mallett or Brian Hoyer will allow the offense to have an effective leader that understands how to properly run the offense and not depend on a rookie.
2)St. Louis- Johnny Manziel
Trade Sam Bradford to Oakland who has the cap room and can use an experienced signal caller and hope for a fan base. They Flop picks 5 and 13. In a division with Wilson and Kaepernick, the old saying when in Rome, do as the Romans do is fitting. Manziel can help put fans back in the seats and offer the biggest hope in keeping the team in St. Louis.
3)Jacksonville- Teddy Bridgewater
4)Tennessee- Blake Bortles
Tennessee with a surprise move and trades up ahead of Tampa and Minnesota for his prototypical QB to run his offense.
5)St. Louis- Sammy Watkins
Gives St. Louis three of the most dynamic playmakers in the last two drafts. Their best chance at being competitive against the Seahawks and 49er defenses.
6)Atlanta– Khalil Mack
Atlanta will take the next best thing to Clowney on the defensive side of the ball.
7)Tampa Bay- Anthony Barr
Lovie Smith knows defense and adding Barr will go a long way in establishing a presence on that side of the ball.
8)Minnesota– Ra’Shede Hageman
Michael Johnson comes over from the Bengals to join Zimmer. With Floyd and Hegerman in the middle and Johnson on the end, Minnesota builds a strong front line defense in the NFC North. Norv Turner gets another year with Weeden for a 7th round pick. Turner took a low ranked Browns offense with three QBs and no RB and made them respectable and Weeden had his best games against Zimmer. Look for Zimmer to build his D from the inside out.
9)Buffalo- Greg Robinson
Buffalo can protect Manuel to further his development and Robinson will be a force for years.
Secondary help is on the way
11)Cleveland- CJ Mosely
Everyone thought Cleveland was going to draft a QB but Farmer has other ideas in mind and gives Pettine a new leader in the middle of their D.
12)N.Y. Giants– Jake Mathews
The G-Men jump all over Mathews falling to 12 and don’t look back.
13)Oakland- Marquese Lee
So they went and got a QB and now they give him a dynamic weapon.
Great value and a need
15)Pittsburgh- Louis Nix
They go back to their roots and get a man in the middle.
16)Dallas– Kony Ealy
They need help on the line and Ealy will be a solid addition.
17)Baltimore– Mike Evans
It worked for the Bengals and Browns. A big target and playmaker at WR
18)N.Y. Jets- Eric Ebron
If Geno Smith is goig to be your QB, you better give him a reliable target and safety valve and Ebron will be his best friend.
19)Miami- Cyrus Kouandjio
Well documented issues on the O-line, unfortunately for Miami they only have one first round pick.
20)Arizona- Taylor Lewan
A need and a fit
21)Green Bay- Calvin Pryor
Is Green Bay sick of giving up the big play? Yes they are and Pryor will be a day 1 starter.
22)Philadelphia- Jason Verrett
Verrett will serve a good purpose covering those small shifty receivers of the NFC in and out of division.
23)Kansas City-Jace Amaro
Alex Smith will utilize Amaro a lot.
24)Cincinnati- Justin Gilbert
Cinci needs a big CB to cover the likes of Josh Gordon and possibly Mike Evans.
25)San Diego- Ryan Shazier
Shazier can do it all from the LB position
26)Cleveland- Derek Carr
Cleveland had hoped Carr would be here and he is.
27)New Orleans- Stephon Tuitt
After releasing half of the defense Tuitt will be a solid pick up this late in the first round
28)Carolina- Odell Beckham Jr.
Beckham takes over return duties and gives Cam a playmaker.
29)New England- David Yankey
A replacement for Connolly and keeping Brady upright is a key to success.
30)San Francisco- Marcus Roberson
Secondary help on a team with very little needs.
That secondary is old and slow and Roby is much needed
32)Seattle- Zack Martin
He can play guard or RT and Seattle will be able to use him at either.