1. Indianapolis Colts: Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford
New face of the franchise.
2. Washington Redskins: 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: Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama
Peyton Hillis left town for KC. Richardson is the best running back prospect since Adrian Peterson.
5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU
Blessed with height, length and elite ball skills, Claiborne helps shore up a young secondary.
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: Fletcher Cox, DT, Mississippi State
Gene Smith goes for high-character guys, and Cox is potentially the best defensive player in this draft.
8. Miami Dolphins: Ryan Tannehill, QB, Texas A&M
They might have to move up a few spots, but the Dolphins can’t afford to pass on another franchise QB.
9. Carolina Panthers: Stephon Gilmore, CB, South Carolina
With Cox off the board, Carolina goes with one of the better corners in this draft. Gilmore’s stock is flying high.
10. Buffalo Bills: Luke Kuechly, LB, Boston College
Riley Reiff isn’t enough of a difference maker to go in the top 10. This pick will come down to Floyd, Barron or Kuechly. The tackling machine would solidify a much improved defense.
11. Kansas City Chiefs: David DeCastro, G, Stanford
Scott Pioli is a New England guy and perhaps no team other than the Eagles likes drafting linemen early. DeCastro is an elite guard who will make multiple All-Pro teams.
12. Seattle Seahawks: Melvin Ingram, DE/OLB, South Carolina
Ingram is tailor-made for Pete Carroll’s elephant position. He can be the successor to Chris Clemons as a hybrid pass rusher.
13. Arizona Cardinals: Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame
Pairing the 6-foot-3, 220-pounder with Larry Fitzgerald would give the Cardinals a deadly combination.
14. Dallas Cowboys: Mark Barron, S, Alabama
Dallas may have to move up a few spots to secure the former All-American, but if he’s still there, there’s no way they pass on him.
15. Philadelphia Eagles: Quinton Coples, DE, North Carolina
The Eagles love drafting linemen in the first round, and Coples is incredibly talented.
16. New York Jets: Riley Reiff, T, Iowa
This pick will come down to an edge rusher or Reiff, but I think getting him at 16 is too good a value to pass up to solidify the right side of their offensive line.
17. Cincinnati Bengals: Courtney Upshaw, DE, Alabama
Marvin Lewis loves defense and he loves him some Upshaw.
18. San Diego Chargers: Whitney Mercilus, DE/OLB, Illinois
Larry English failed to be the pass rusher the Chargers envisioned when they took him at 16 in 2009. Mercilus is athletic and led the nation with 16 sacks last year.
19. Chicago Bears: Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor
Wright would be a fantastic fit with Cutler’s downfield throwing ability.
20. Tennessee Titans: Dontari Poe, DT, Memphis
Tennessee has some decent interior linemen in Jurrell Casey and Karl Klug, but none of them are the athlete that Poe is. After losing Jason Jones, he can become an elite player if he improves his technique.
21. Cincinnati Bengals: Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama
Leon Hall is returning from an Achilles injury, and Kirkpatrick would be a solid fit as a physical, lanky corner.
22. Cleveland Browns: Cordy Glenn, G/T, Georgia
I think Wright would be a tremendous fit, but with him off the board, Cleveland fixes its right tackle spot with the athletic Glenn.
23. Detroit Lions: Chandler Jones, DE, Syracuse
The Lions have a great defensive line, but Kyle Vanden Bosch is on his last legs. Jones is a late riser who could grow into a terrific LDE.
24. Pittsburgh Steelers: Dont’a Hightower, LB, Alabama
He has the ability to line up at any linebacker spot, and has the experience and pedigree that should make him a great fit in the Steelers 3-4 defense.
25. Denver Broncos: Doug Martin, RB, Boise State
This is my sleeper pick for round one. Peyton Manning’s offense relies on a running back who can catch the ball and pass protect. Martin fits that description.
26. Houston Texans: Nick Perry, DE/OLB, USC
Brooks Reed is a nice player, but Perry is substantially more talented. Putting them in a rotation opposite Connor Barwin will be deadly.
27. New England Patriots: Shea McClellin, OLB, Boise State
He’s the ultimate Swiss Army knife who’ll remind Bill Belichick of Mike Vrabel.
28. Green Bay Packers: Michael Brockers, DT, LSU
The Packers have the luxury of taking the best player on the board. Brockers could grow into a dominant five-technique.
29. Baltimore Ravens: Stephen Hill, WR, Georgia Tech
Hill is supposedly the apple of the eye for the Ravens. His downfield speed and size would be a great fit.
30. San Francisco 49ers: Amini Silatolu, G, Midwestern State
The Mike Iupati clone would fill out the rest of a young, tough line to clear holes for Frank Gore.
31. New England Patriots: Devon Still, DT, Penn State
I’m higher on Still than guys like Reyes and Worthy. If he checks out medically, I could see him growing into a great five technique.
32. New York Giants: Jonathan Martin, T, Stanford
The Giants take a best player available approach like last year and take a guy who was considered a lock for the top 25.