The countdown to the 2012 NFL Draft is on and after a long absence, my Mock Draft returns. My last edition featured 2 rounds, but this version ups the ante to 5 rounds. I agree with Bryan’s earlier article about how difficult it is to predict accurately with any level of certainty a majority of the picks in a mock draft. Still, it’s a fun exercise that gets fans more involved with the event and who their team might pick. Originally I wasn’t going to go beyond 3 rounds, but I figured I’d give a full mock draft a try. So here are the first 5 rounds and a full version with rounds 6 and 7 will come right before the draft starts in 2 weeks.
1. Indianapolis – Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford
Andrew Luck will be the pick here, without a doubt. The drama surrounding what the Colts will do with Manning is over and left no doubt in anyone’s mind that Luck will be a Colt.
2. Washington(from St Louis) – Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor
The stars have aligned for RG3 to land in Washington with the big trade. The team’s offense is not that good and he will remedy that. He can make plays happen with his arms and his feet and will be a force in the NFL.
(Previous: Jonathan Martin. OT, Stanford)
3. Minnesota – Matt Kalil, OT, USC
If the Vikings want Christian Ponder to succeed as an NFL QB, then they need to keep him on his feet. This is where Kalil comes in, as he is the top OT in the draft who will also help Peterson in the ground game.
4. Cleveland – Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama
The Browns miss out on RG3 and they regret it. Still they can select the ultra-talented Richardson
(Previous: Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor)
5. Tampa Bay – Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU
Since the Bucs hired Ron Cooper from LSU to be their DB coach, it makes this pick more interesting. They may still take Richardson, but Claiborne has become a distinct possibility. His talent will help fill the hole the team has at CB.
(Previous: Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama)
6. St Louis – Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State
The Rams will waste no time in making their pick as Blackmon falls into their laps here when they consider taking him at #2. He is a game-breaking receiver and the weapon that Sam Bradford sorely needs.
7. Jacksonville – Quinton Coples, DE, UNC
With Luck entrenched in Indy, the Jags will need to find someone to get to him consistently the next decade or so. Enter Coples, whose combo of skills will allow him to do just that.
(Previous: Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU)
8. Miami – Ryan Tannehill, QB, Texas A&M
Tannehill has played himself up draft boards with decent workouts, but it’s more of the huge need at QB for the Dolphins that he’s selected here. None of the free agent QBs took their talents to South Beach, so Tannehill will be thrown into that quagmire that is under center for the Dolphins.
(Previous: Quinton Coples, DE, UNC)
9. Carolina – Michael Brockers, DT, LSU
Despite a less then stellar combine performance, the Panthers will pick Brockers. He possesses the speed, skill and strength to be a very effective defensive lineman with the long arms that scouts look for in the position.
10. Buffalo – Melvin Ingram, DE/OLB, South Carolina
The Bills really need an edge rusher and Ingram more then fits the bill. He could beat O-lineman with his physicality as a DE or get to the QB with his speed as an OLB. He’ll be a big piece of an improving Buffalo defense.
11. Kansas City – Dontari Poe, NT, Memphis
They miss out on one of the top OTs, but turn to the fast rising Poe. He was a beast at the Combine and has the talent to make his ceiling high. His production isn’t up to par, but his athleticism will be too much to resist.
(Previous: Riley Reiff, OT, Iowa)
12. Seattle – Courtney Upshaw, DE/OLB, Alabama
The Seahawks need a legit pass rusher off the edge and take Upshaw here. He has the stats and big game plays to back up the hype, while also having the versatility to play DE or OLB.
(Previous, Devon Still, DT, Penn State)
13. Arizona – Riley Reiff, OT, Iowa
The Cardinals really need to upgrade their offensive line, which was unspectacular at times last season. They want an OT and get one in Reiff, who was very consistent in handling his blocks last season and has great potential.
(Previous: Courtney Upsahw, DE/OLB, Alabama)
14. Dallas – Janoris Jenkins, CB, North Alabama
The ‘Boys still need a cornerback for their abysmal pass protection even after signing Brandon Carr. Jenkins has his problems, but seems to have put them in the past, so that becomes less of an issue. Now his talent can get more attention.
(Previous: Alfonso Dennard, CB, Nebraska)
15. Philadelphia – Luke Kuechly, ILB, Boston College
The Eagles’ rush defense will need to be fixed this offseason. Kuechly had a great combine, and add it to an impressive college resume and being a tackling machine, and he’ll be highly sought after on Draft Day.
16. NY Jets – Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame
Yes the J-E-T-S have Holmes, but Burress is a free agent and they could use another receiver. Floyd has a great combination of size and speed and I’m sure Sanchez will be glad he’ll be throwing to him.
17. Cincinnati(from Oakland) – Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama
The pot charges against Kirkpatrick have been dropped, but there are still character concerns. The Bengals don’t mind, as they desperately need help at the corner with Hall’s injury and Clements’ age. This will cause them to take a chance on a premium talent with some red flags.
18. San Diego – Fletcher Cox, DT, Mississippi State
The Chargers need to focus on their defensive front seven this offseason. While nose tackle isn’t that big a need, the opportunity is too good to pass on an elite talent like Cox.
(Previous: Nick Perry, DE/OLB, USC)
19. Chicago – David DeCastro, OG, Stanford
With their WR need filled, the Bears will turn to the offensive line. DeCastro is an elite guard that has a ton of upside. He was one of Luck’s primary blockers and Cutler will appreciate his talent.
(Previous: Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor)
20. Tennessee – Peter Konz, OC, Wisconsin
The interior offensive line for the Titans is a mess and the first step to rectifying that is picking Konz. He will be an anchor in the middle who has skills to block equally as well for the run and pass, plus the results from taking on the top DTs in the Big Ten.
(Previous: David DeCastro, OG, Stanford)
21. Cincinnati – Cordy Glenn, OG, Georgia
Then Bengal offensive line has been solid with the exception of LG Nate Livings. After Glenn has an impressive showing at the Combine, he’s climbing draft boards. He also fits Cincinnati’s blocking scheme, so this pick becomes easy.
(Previous: Lamar Miller, RB, Miami)
22. Cleveland – Jonathan Martin, OT, Stanford
Martin could go higher due to his talent, but slips here to the Browns. They already have Richardson, so why not get another bookend opposite Thomas to create running lanes for him?
23. Detroit – Mark Barron, S, Alabama
The Lions need to upgrade their secondary, but instead of reaching for a corner, they nab a safety. Barron is a hard hitter with excellent instincts. He can cover receivers as well as come up for run support.
(Previous: Peter Konz, OC, Wisconsin)
24. Pittsburgh – Dont’a Hightower, ILB, Alabama
While interior linebacker isn’t a big need, the Steelers do have a few aging ones on their roster, so it would make sense to take a top player at the position in Hightower. Plus, he looks like he was meant to play for the Steelers.
(Previous: Cordy Glenn, OG, Georgia)
25. Denver – Devon Still, DT, Penn State
The Broncos need a run stuffing defensive tackle and that’s exactly what they get with Still. He could go much higher then this, but the DT class is turning out to be deeper then expected.
(Previous: Jerel Worthy, DT, Michigan State)
26. Houston – Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor
Kevin Walter and Jacoby Jones are not effective targets across from Andre Johnson. Wright will take care of that as he has solid athleticism and great hands that can make some big grabs.
(Previous: Mohammed Sanu, WR, Rutgers)
27. New England(from New Orleans) – Alfonso Dennard, CB, Nebraska
The Pats really need to focus on their secondary in the offseason. They might consider spending multiple early picks there as you can never have too much pass protection in this pass happy league. Dennard has the cover skills and smarts to succeed.
(Previous: Mark Barron, S, Alabama)
28. Green Bay – Whitney Mercilus, DE/OLB, Illinois
The Packers don’t have any real immediate needs, but one they could turn their attention to is an edge rusher opposite Clay Matthews. Mercilus was a DE in college, but could transition to an OLB in the NFL. His high motor led to a very productive past season.
29. Baltimore – Mike Adams, OT, Ohio State
Bryant McKinnie is getting older, so finding his replacement is a wise move. Despite a underwhelming performance at the Combine, Adams still has the skills to be a solid left tackle.
(Previous: Dont’a Hightower, ILB, Alabama)
30. San Francisco – Coby Fleener, TE, Stanford
Bear with me here. Yes the Niners already have Vernon Davis, but Harbaugh loves using multiple TE sets and won’t resist picking one of his guys from The Farm. Fleener is an offensive playmaker.
(Previous: Alshon Jeffery, WR, South Carolina)
31. New England – Nick Perry, DE/OLB, USC
Branch is athletic and possesses top pass rush skills. He will be one of the many front seven picks the Pats will make during the draft.
(Previous: Janoris Jenkins, CB, North Alabama)
32. NY Giants – Dwayne Allen, TE, Clemson
Both of their TEs tore their ACLs. Allen was a force for Clemson in the red zone, using his height to his advantage, and also possesses solid blocking skills.
(Previous: Vontaze Burfict, ILB, Arizona State)
33. St Louis – Zack Brown, OLB, North Carolina
Brown has the talent to be picked in the first round, but just misses it. The Rams won’t mind as they need a few OLBs for their defense.
34. Indianapolis – Stephen Hill, WR, Georgia Tech
Newly drafted QBs usually get a receiver of some sorts as a compliment. After a huge combine, Hill is rising fast up the charts and will be a big weapon for Luck.
(Previous: Coby Fleener, TE, Stanford)
35. Minnesota – Reuben Randle, WR, LSU
Percy Harvin is the only WR of note on the Viking roster and it can be fixed with the selection of Randle. He was overshadowed by the Tigers’ defense, but has the size and skills to be a solid red zone target.
36. Tampa Bay – Stephon Gilmore, CB, South Carolina
Given the uncertainty surrounding Talib and Barber, it is highly likely the Bucs will double up on the CB position. Gilmore is skilled in coverage and makes QBs pay for their mistakes.
(Previous: Chase Minnifield, CB, Virginia)
37. Cleveland – Alshon Jeffery, WR, South Carolina
RG3 can’t save the Browns’ offense all by himself, so Jeffery will help out as well. His stock has fallen since the end of the season, but he still has the same skills he used to be productive in the SEC.
(Previous: Dwight Jones, WR, North Carolina)
38. Jacksonville – Mohammed Sanu, WR, Rutgers
The Jags are in big need of receiving help. Sanu has the size and speed to remedy that and the production in college to back it up.
(Previous: Zebrie Sanders, OT, Florida State)
39. Washington – Zebrie Sanders, OT, Florida State
The Redskins have their future signalcaller and now they get him some protection. Sanders is athletic and well-rounded in both run and pass blocking
(Previous: Ryan Tannehill, QB, Texas A&M)
40. Carolina – Andre Branch, DE/OLB, Clemson
The Panthers have a few linebackers as free agents and could use one come draft time. Branch has an enticing blend of speed and power.
(Previous: Vinny Curry, DE/OLB, Marshall)
41. Buffalo – Kelechi Osemele, OG/OT, Iowa State
Since the Bills are committed to Fitzpatrick at QB, they better get him some talent up front. Osemele is an aggressive blocker that has the versatility to play inside as well.
42. Miami – Jerel Worthy, DT, Michigan State
The Dolphins are switching to a 4-3 base defense, so they’ll need more interior defensive linemen. Worthy was inconsistent last season, but his size and skill cannot be denied.
(Previous: Dontari Poe, NT, Memphis)
43. Seattle – Chandler Jones, DE, Syracuse
They did draft Upsahw in round 1, but the Seahawk pass rush was pretty bad last season. Jones has the size/speed combo that scouts look in an edge rusher.
(Previous: Andre Branch, DE/OLB, Clemson)
44. Kansas City – Brandon Thompson, DT, Clemson
The Texans could really use a big-bodied nose tackle as Kelly Gregg is getting older. Thompson fits the bill and has an explosive burst to go along with his size.
(Previous: Stephon Gilmore, CB, South Carolina
45. Dallas – Vinny Curry, DE/OLB, Marshall
Anthony Spencer had consistency issues last season, so even if he’s retained, the Boys may look for a replacement. Lewis’ burst off the edge fits well as a DE or OLB.
(Previous: Ronnell Lewis, OLB/DE, Oklahoma)
46. Philadelphia – Bobby Wagner, OLB, Utah State
Since the Eagles have franchised Jackson, WR becomes less of a need. They then focus on fixing a LB corps that was terrible last season with the selection of the rising Wagner.
(Previous: Marvin McNutt, WR, Iowa)
47. NY Jets – Lavonte David, OLB, Nebraska
Despite re-signing Bryan Thomas, the Jets could use more help on the outside edge. David always puts forth maximum effort despite his size.
(Previous: Nick Foles, QB, Arizona)
48. New England(from Oakland) – Harrison Smith, S, Notre Dame
The Pats are going to need more players to help their secondary. Smith has the size and strength of a prototypical safety with some inconsistencies. However, Belichick will coach those out of him.
(Previous: Lavonte David, OLB, Nebraska)
49. San Diego – Kevin Zeitler, OG, Wisconsin
Kris Dielman may retire due to concussion issues. Zeitler was terrific paving the way for Montee Ball last season and handled some tough DTs in the Big Ten.
50. Chicago – Orson Charles, TE, Georgia
More help for Jay Cutler and with Martz gone, the Bears can use talented tight ends now. Charles is physical and tenacious in blocking with the skills to excel as a pass catcher.
(Previous: Jayron Hosley, CB, Virginia Tech)
51. Philadelphia(from Arizona) – Brandon Weeden, QB, Oklahoma State
Vick will be 32 when the season starts, can’t stay healthy for a full season and has no legit backups. Enter Chris Weinke 2.0. Weeden put up crazy numbers all season long, despite the team defense being horrendous, which meant he had little margin for error.
52. Tennessee – Kendall Reyes, DE/DT, Connecticut
Karl Klug led the Titans with 7 sacks last season so that needs to change. Reyes is an underrated player who can play on the outside or inside.
(Previous: Chandler Jones, DE/OLB, Syracuse)
53. Cincinnati – Lamar Miller, RB, Miami
Even with the signing of The Law Firm, there is still need for a backup. Miller is talented but raw, whom the team was considering in the 1st round, but falls to them here.
(Previous: Fletcher Cox, DT, Mississippi State)
54. Detroit – Jayron Hosley, CB, Virginia Tech
The Lions’ pass defense was awful last season and they could upgrade it early. Hosley is small for his position but plays much larger with good instincts.
(Previous: David Wilson, RB, Virginia Tech)
55. Atlanta – Jared Crick, DE/DT, Nebraska
Crick has injury concerns that could drop his stock, but he is a relentless sack machine that has also played inside at DT. The Falcons have too many questions at DE to ignore the position very long in the Draft.
56. Pittsburgh – David Wilson, RB, Virginia Tech
With the news that Rashard Mendenhall could miss the entire next season, it would be wise for the Steelers to find another back. Wilson is the best one available and was also the ACC Player Of The Year.
(Previous: Doug Martin, RB, Boise State)
57. Denver – Doug Martin, RB, Boise State
It wouldn’t be a John Fox offense without multiple backs. Moreno is always injured it seems and McGahee is getting older. Martin is one of the more underrated backs in this class.
(Previous: Chris Polk, RB, Washington)
58. Houston – Bobbie Massie, OT, Ole Miss
Why the Texans let Eric Winston go is a mystery, so now they must find a replacement. Massie could be that guy as he as an impressive physical skill set.
(Previous: Brandon Thompson, DT, Clemson)
59. Green Bay – Ronnell Lewis, OLB, Oklahoma
The Packers might double dip for edge rushers, since they need a DE and an OLB opposite Matthews. Mercilus fills the former and Lewis the latter.
(Previous: Kendall Reyes, DE/DT, UConn)
60. Baltimore – Mychal Kendricks, ILB, California
Ray Lewis is getting older and an eventual successor must be found. Kendricks proved critics wrong at the combine, plus he was Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year.
(Previous: Bobby Wagner, OLB, Utah State)
61. San Francisco – Brandon Boykin, CB, Georgia
The Niner front seven was so dominant last season, it masked deficiencies in the secondary. Boykin is athletic and can help in the return game.
(Previous: Chase Thomas, OLB, Stanford)
62. New England – Chris Polk, RB, Washington
The Law Firm left, so the Pats will need someone to compete with Danny Woodhead and Stevan Ridley. Polk can be that guy.
(Previous: Nick Toon, WR, Wisconsin)
63. NY Giants – Trumaine Johnson, CB, Montana
The Giants have 3 corners about to become free agents and depending on who stays they may need to look for one early in the draft. Though coming from a small school, Johnson is nevertheless a playmaker.
(Previous: Dwayne Allen, TE, Clemson)
64. Indianapolis – Dwight Bentley, CB, Louisiana-Lafayette
The Colts’ secondary is among of the worst in the league. The play from their corners was particularly bad, so the position will be addressed in the draft.
65. St. Louis – Mitchell Schwartz OT, California
Bradford won’t be able to throw to Blackmon if he’s getting sacked all the time. Jason Smith has been underwhelming, so the Rams will look to add talent through the draft.
66. Minnesota – Leonard Johnson, CB, Iowa State
The Viking secondary is a mess, whether its medical, age or legal issues, no one is stepping up. It must be a focus during the offseason.
67. Cleveland – Tyrone Crawford, DE, Boise State
Even with their free agent signings, the Browns need more guys who can get to the quarterback on a consistent basis.
68. Tampa Bay – LaMichael James, RB, Oregon
The Bucs offense has no real excitement to it. James would provide that with his speed and form an All-Duck tandem in the Tampa backfield.
69. Washington – Juron Criner, WR, Arizona
The Redskins will certainly address the wide receiver position at some in the offseason, whether it’s free agency or the draft. They have a number of players at the position, but none are really productive.
70. Jacksonville – Josh Norman, CB, Coastal Carolina
Both Rashean Mathis and Will Middleton are free agents, plus Mathis is getting older, so the Jags will look at the position early in the draft if they cannot resign one or both of the two.
71. Buffalo – Dwight Jones, WR, North Carolina
All the Bills have at receiver is Stevie Johnson, so they need to get someone opposite him. This becomes even bigger of a need is Johnson is not resigned in free agency.
72. Miami – Kirk Cousins, QB, Michigan State
Matt Moore isn’t a long term solution and they lost out on Matt Flynn, so they need someone else under center.
73. Chicago(from Carolina) – Brandon Washington, OG/OT, Miami (FL)
The offensive line was quite good for the Bears last season. Nevertheless they could use an upgrade at the tackle position.
74. Kansas City – Amini Silatolu, OG, Midwestern State
Casey Weigmann will be 39 when the season starts if he doesn’t retire before then. The Chiefs will need an interior offensive lineman to replace him, depending on where they put Rodney Hudson.
75. Seattle – Nick Foles, QB, Arizona
Pete Carroll will be chomping at the bit next year to get his boy Matt Barkley. That doesn’t mean he won’t take a QB this year even with the risky Matt Flynn signing.
76. Houston(from Philadelphia) – Mike Martin, DT, Michigan
Nose tackle is the only weakness in the Texans’ front seven and drafting one early could help make their defense even better.
77. NY Jets – Antonio Allen, SS, South Carolina
There are big problems with the Jets’ safeties. Eric Smith was and and Jim Leonhard might not even be ready for the season’s start.
78. San Diego – Brandon Mosley, OT, Auburn
Marcus McNeill always has some injury that keeps from playing a full season. Jared Gaithier was good in relief of McNeill, but he is a free agent.
79. Chicago – Casey Hayward, CB, Vanderbilt
Three of Chicago’s top four cornerbacks are free agents, so the number of players at the position needed will change based on who is resigned.
80. Arizona – Matt McCants, OT, UAB
The Cardinals will likely make another offensive line selection. That’s how bad it was last season, so they need to protect Kolb.
81. Dallas – Ben Jones, OC, Georgia
This doesn’t seem like a Jerry Jones pick, but Phil Costa botched way too many snaps last season to be allowed to start again.
82. Tennessee – Markelle Martin, S, Oklahoma State
Most of the safeties on the Titan roster are free agents, including Michael Griffin who was the only effective one. So whatever happens, an upgrade is needed at the position.
83. Cincinnati – George Iloka, S, Boise State
Besides Reggie Nelson being a free agent, Chris Crocker was horrible at the position in the playoffs. Plus there are no real solutions on the roster.
84. Atlanta – Jeff Allen, OT, Illinois
Sam Baker was benched last year and Will Svitek struggled at times in relief. The Falcons will need to find a left tackle somehow this offseason.
85. Detroit – Isiah Pead, RB, Cincinnati
Jahvid Best has concussion issues and Mikel Leshoure tore his Achilles, so running back is an issue for the Lions despite the high picks dedicated to the position the last two years.
86. Pittsburgh – Marcus Forston, DT, Miami (FL)
Casey Hampton is 35 years old, attempting to come back from an ACL tear and has a big cap hit coming this season. The Steelers will obviously look for alternatives.
87. Denver – Josh Robinson, CB, Central Florida
Both Champ Bailey and Andre Goodman are getting older. It would prudent for the Broncos to get some youth in the secondary.
88. Philadelphia(from Houston) – Alameda Ta’amu, DT, Washington
Even if some of their free agent DTs are retained, the Eagles could use some depth along the defensive line to help the veterans.
89. New Orleans – Shea McClellin, OLB, Boise State
Jonathan Vilma was the only effective linebacker for the Saints last season. Outside linebacker is a definite need this offseason.
90. Green Bay – Aaron Henry, S, Wisconsin
Though the safety class isn’t very deep, the Packers will have to take a chance, depending on how Nick Collins’ injury progresses.
91. Baltimore – Tommy Streeter, WR, Miami (FL)
Lee Evans was largely ineffective and Anquan Boldin’s play is starting to decline, so another receiver is needed.
92. San Francisco – James Brown, OG, Troy
Chilo Rachal couldn’t get the job done at right guard, them Adam Snyder did a bit better but still not good. The Niners need to address the position relatively early in the draft.
93. New England – Cam Johnson, DE, Virginia
None of the Pats’ defensive ends were terribly productive last season and generating more of a pass rush could help the secondary’s problems.
94. NY Giants – Senio Kelemete, OG, Washington
Left guard was a constant problem for the Giants as all the players they tried there just couldn’t get the job done.
95. Oakland(compensatory) – Bruce Irvin, OLB, West Virginia
The Raiders released Kamerion Wimbley, then again they didn’t have anyone good to start across from him anyways, so they’ll focus on the position twice during the draft.
96. St Louis – Donald Stephenson, OT, Oklahoma
Bradford needs all the protection up front he can get or the Rams run the risk of him becoming David Carr.
97. Indianapolis – Michael Egnew, TE, Missouri
With Dallas Clark gone, Luck is going to need a TE as a safety valve in the passing game.
98. Minnesota – Trenton Richardson, FS, Michigan State
The safety position is in big need of an upgrade, but free safety more so then strong safety.
99. Houston(from Philly via Tampa Bay) – Malik Jackson, DE, Tennessee
The departure of Mario Williams leaves a gaping hole and though there is talent at DE, depth is important.
100. Cleveland – Nigel Bradham, OLB, Florida State
Chris Gocong is the only decent option, so the Browns will look for others at OLB.
101. Jacksonville – Chris Rainey, RB, Florida
Rashad Jennings was drafted to be MJD’s backup but he got hurt at the beginning of the season.
102. Washington – Tank Carder, ILB, TCU
The Skins need ILB depth even if Perry Riley continues to be good, as well as a successor to London Fletcher.
103. Miami – Brian Quick, WR, Appalachian State
Brandon Marshall is gone, so a replacement for his production is needed.
104. Carolina – Jamell Fleming, CB, Oklahoma
The pass defense was pretty bad last year, and Carolina needs to find a corner to play across from Gamble.
105. Buffalo – Trevin Wade, CB, Arizona
Drayton Florence was awful last season and Terrence McGee is getting older, so depth is needed.
106. Seattle – Lucas Nix, OG, Pittsburgh
Clearly bringing in Robert Gallery didn’t work as he struggled mightily, so a new guard is needed.
107. Kansas City – Ronnie Hillman, RB, San Diego State
Jamaal Charles is coming off an ACL injury and insurance is needed even with Peyton Hillis signed.
108. Denver(from NY Jets) – James-Michael Johnson, ILB, Nevada
Joe Mays, who was resigned, is a liability, so an upgrade in the middle of the LB corps is needed.
109. Washington(from Oakland) – Josh Chapman, DT, Alabama
Barry Cofield was decent enough at DT, but is more of a DE, so Washington will look for depth or a replacement.
110. San Diego – Omar Bolden, CB, Arizona State
Quentin Jammer is getting older and may be moved to safety, so a successor/replacement will be drafted for sure.
111. Chicago – Audie Cole, ILB, North Carolina State
The Bears should be prepared just in case Brian Urlacher’s MCL and PCL tears aren’t fully healed.
112. Arizona – Marvin Jones, WR, California
The team needs another effective receiver to take pressure off of Larry Fitzgerald.
113. Dallas – Brandon Taylor, SS, LSU
Abram Elam was brought into to help the secondary, but he struggled and more is needed even with the Brodney Poole signing.
114. Philadelphia – Nate Potter, OG/OT, Boise State
The Eagles are very thin along the offensive line so they may spend multiple picks in that area.
115. Tennessee – Jonathan Massaquoi, OLB, Troy
The weakside linebacker position is one of the defense’s biggest holes, so they need to address it.
116. Cincinnati – Nick Toon, WR, Wisconsin
They have AJ Green, but not much else and having more targets for Andy Dalton will help the team.
117. Detroit – Michael Brewster, OC, Ohio State
Dominic Raiola is getting older, so the Lions should look for his successor.
118. Cleveland(from Atlanta) – Brock Osweiler, QB, Arizona State
Despite some Browns fans believing otherwise, Colt McCoy is not a franchise QB, so expect a mid round pick spent on the position.
119. Pittsburgh – Brandon Brooks, OG, Miami(Ohio)
Chris Kemoeatu was benched twice last season and then cut recently, so a replacement is needed.
120. Denver – Russell Wilson, QB, Wisconsin
Manning will obviously be the starter, but Brady Quinn is not a good backup, so they will need a Plan B.
121. Houston – Vontaze Burfict, ILB, Arizona State
Brian Cushing is a beast inside, but needs someone to play beside him in the 3-4.
122. New Orleans – Sean Spence, OLB, Miami(FL)
The Saints will double dip on OLBs because no one was that effective there last season.
123. Green Bay – Cyrus Gray, RB, Texas A&M
Ryan Grant may or may not come back, even if he does the Packers need a pass catching back as a change of pace.
124. Buffalo(from Baltimore) – Ryan Lindley, QB, San Diego State
Ryan Fitzpatrick is the QB after that big contract, but the Bills could use a mid round pick on a signal caller as a backup.
125. San Francisco – Jack Crawford, DE, Penn State
Justin Smith and Ray McDonald are good, but there’s not much depth behind them.
126. New England – Derek Wolfe, DT, Cincinnati
Vince Wilfork is set as one DT, but Kyle Love is not, so the Pats will look for another at the position.
127. NY Giants – Bernard Pierce, RB, Temple
Brandon Jacobs is gone so the Giants will need to look for a new backup to Ahmad Bradshaw.
128. Minnesota(compensatory) – Kheeston Randall, DT, Texas
The Vikes are thin at defensive tackle and need someone to at least to push Letroy Guion.
129. Oakland(compensatory) – Ladarius Green, TE, Louisiana-Lafayette
The Raiders haven’t had a good receiving TE since Zach Miller left and drafting one would do wonders for the offense.
130. Baltimore(compensatory) – Josh Kaddu, OLB, Oregon
Jarret Johnson is gone, so the Ravens need someone to play across from Terrell Suggs.
131. NY Giants(compensatory) – Christian Thompson, FS, South Carolina State
Antrel Rolle made a habit of blowing coverages last season, so the Giants need someone to push him.
132. Green Bay(compensatory) – Matt Reynolds, OT, BYU
Depth is needed at OT because of Derek Sherrod’s leg injury.
133. Green Bay(compensatory) – Ron Brooks, CB, LSU
Charles Woodson is in his late 30s and still effective, but it couldn’t hurt to add some depth.
134. Minnesota(compensatory) – Greg Childs, WR, Arkansas
The Vikings may double dip at receiver during the draft, considering the lack of talent there.
135. Dallas(compensatory) – Trevor Guyton, DE, California
Defensive line depth in general is an area the Cowboys need to target during the draft.
135. Indianapolis – Vick Ballard, RB, Mississipi State
136. Denver(from St Louis) – Andre Datko, OT, Florida State
137. Minnesota – Kyle Wilbur, OLB, Wake Forest
138. Cleveland – DeQuan Menzie, CB, Alabama
139. Tampa Bay – Keenan Robinson, OLB, Texas
140. Washington – Shaun Prater, CB, Iowa
141. Jacksonville – Jake Bequette, DE, Arkansas
142. Carolina – Brandon Hardin, FS, Oregon State
143. Buffalo – Rhett Ellison, TE, USC
144. Miami – TY Hilton, WR, Florida International
145. Kansas City – Ryan Broyles, WR, Oklahoma
146. Buffalo(from Seattle) – Travis Lewis, OLB, Oklahoma
147. Oakland – Jaye Howard, DT, Florida
148. San Diego – Duke Ihenacho, SS, San Jose State
149. Chicago – Janzen Jackson, FS, McNeese State
150. Arizona – Emmanuel Acho, OLB, Texas
151. Dallas – Joe Adams, WR, Arkansas
152. Philadelphia – Ryan Steed, CB, Furman
153. NY Jets – Robert Turbin, RB, Utah State
154. Tennessee – BJ Coleman, QB, Chattanooga
155. Cincinnati – Asa Jackson, CB, Cal Poly
156. Atlanta – Philip Blake, OC, Baylor
157. Detroit – Alex Hoffman-Ellis, OLB, Washington State
158. Pittsburgh – Coryell Judie, CB, Texas A&M
159. Cleveland(from Denver) – Brett Roy, DT, Nevada
160. Houston – David Molk, OC, Michigan
161. New Orleans – Junior Hemingway, WR, Michigan
162. Green Bay – Jacquies Smith, DE, Missouri
163. Baltimore – Edwin Baker, RB, Michigan State
164. San Francisco – Terrell Manning, OLB, North Carolina State
165. Cincinnati(from New England) – Tydreke Powell, DT, North Carolina
166. NY Giants – Hebron Fangupo, DT, BYU
167. Oakland(compensatory) – Mike Harris, CB, Florida State
168. Baltimore(compensatory) – Justin Bethel, FS, Presbyterian
169. Indianapolis(compensatory) – Chris Greenwood, CB, Albion