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1. Indianapolis Colts: Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford
New regime, new quarterback. While I tend to think Luck is a little overrated, he’s a can’t-miss prospect with no discernable weaknesses.
2. Washington Redskins (trade with St. Louis): Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor
They traded three first-round picks and a second rounder to move up four spots. Shanahan gets his man.
3. Minnesota Vikings: Matt Kalil, OT, USC
The Vikings took Christian Ponder, an injury-prone quarterback, in round one last year. Kalil can step in from day one and keep him upright and will be a future All-Pro.
4. Cleveland Browns: Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU
Pair him with Joe Haden and you have the makings of a shutdown pass defense.
5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama
Josh Freeman needs a running game behind him. Richardson is the best tailback available and no corner is worth a top-10 pick with Claiborne gone.
6. St. Louis Rams: Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State
They got a major haul for the No. 2 pick and still get their top target with the sixth pick.
7. Jacksonville Jaguars: Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame
Blaine Gabbert isn’t very good, but then again did you see who he was throwing to? Floyd ran better than expected, had a productive career and has the size necessary to be a No. 1 receiver at the next level.
8. Miami Dolphins: Quinton Coples, DE, North Carolina
I don’t get why Miami is shifting to a 4-3 when the defense was the team’s strength. But adding a big, athletic defensive end like Coples to play opposite Cameron Wake would be a huge get. He’s a top-five talent with a questionable motor.
9. Carolina Panthers: Dontari Poe, DT, Memphis
Maybe we’ve all fallen victim of the moment, but there just aren’t many 350-pound human beings who can move like Poe. The Panthers have the league’s worst set of defensive tackles, so Poe would be a major upgrade and would free up the Panthers strong set of linebackers.
10. Buffalo Bills: Melvin Ingram, DE/OLB, South Carolina
With a dominant combine performance, Ingram moves ahead of Courtney Upshaw as the first hybrid player off the board. Buffalo has a great set of defensive tackles, but needs someone to threaten the corner.
11. Kansas City Chiefs: Riley Reiff, OT, Iowa
Scott Pioli is a New England guy and perhaps no team other than the Eagles likes drafting linemen early. Reiff comes from an established program and can play either tackle position.
12. Seattle Seahawks: Ryan Tannehill, QB, Texas A&M
The Seahawks strike out on Flynn and Manning, but have the chance to take the draft’s third-best quarterback. Tannehill has tremendous upside and athleticism.
13. Arizona Cardinals: David DeCastro, G, Stanford
The Cardinals offensive is abysmal. DeCastro is one of the best guard prospects of the past decade and would be an immediate starter and future Pro Bowler.
14. Dallas Cowboys: Mark Barron, S, Alabama
Dallas needs to shore up its secondary. I think they’ll address cornerback in free agency, but there isn’t a safety of Barron’s caliber on the open market.
15. Philadelphia Eagles: Fletcher Cox, DT, Mississippi State
Everyone has the Eagles taking Boston College linebacker Luke Kuechly, but look at Andy Reid’s draft history and Cox immediately becomes the front runner. His impressive combine and upside make him a fit in the Eagles’ aggressive front-four.
16. New York Jets: Luke Kuechly, ILB, Boston College
Kuechly has a chance to form a dangerous duo next to David Harris. The Jets can address their pass rush need in round two.
17. Cincinnati Bengals: Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama
Marvin Lewis loves defense, and Kirkpatrick would shore up the other side of the field as long as Leon Hall returns from injury.
18. San Diego Chargers: Courtney Upshaw, OLB, Alabama
Larry English failed to be the pass rusher the Chargers envisioned when they took him at 16 in 2009. Upshaw is the most complete edge player because of his toughness and versatility.
19. Chicago Bears: Stephen Hill, WR, Georgia Tech
Jay Cutler had his best years playing with Brandon Marshall. Hill isn’t as physical as Marshall, but has much better long speed and separation skills.
20. Tennessee Titans: Whitney Mercilus, DE, Illinois
Mercilus is a bit of an enigma. He’s got a good frame, tested well and had a great 2011 season. However, he’s a one-year wonder who is a bit of tweener at this point. Tennessee needs to upgrade its pass rush.