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.
33. St. Louis: Jerel Worthy, DT, Michigan State
Worthy would fill out a young, talented line that features Chris Long and 2011 first-rounder Robert Quinn.
34. Indianapolis: Coby Fleener, TE, Stanford
Give Andrew Luck his best target in college and you have the makings of a young offense.
35. Minnesota: Harrison Smith, S, Notre Dame
Smith fits a huge need for the Vikings who have the worst group of safeties in the league.
36. Tampa Bay: David Wilson, RB, Virginia Tech
Wilson adds an explosive element to complement LaGarrette Blount.
37. Cleveland: Brandon Weeden, QB, Oklahoma State
Getting Weeden at this spot could be a steal.
38. Jacksonville: Rueben Randle, WR, LSU
Randle is a great downfield threat who can play opposite Laurent Robinson.
39. St. Louis: Peter Konz, C, Wisconsin
Konz can play guard or center and is the top-rated player at his position.
40. Carolina: Alshon Jeffrey, WR, South Carolina
Jeffrey had a great Pro Day and moves back up the board. He was once thought of as a first-round lock, but could be Cam Newton’s future No. 1 receiver.
41. Buffalo: Mike Adams, OT, Ohio State
After passing on Riley Reiff in round one, they get a first-round caliber lineman in round two.
42. Miami: Andre Branch, DE, Clemson
The Dolphins need someone opposite Cameron Wake. Branch is a speed rusher who can add weight and become a very good pro.
43. Seattle: Kevin Zeitler, G, Wisconsin
Zeitler can step in at Robert Gallery’s old spot and solidify a very good young offensive line.
44. Kansas City: Kendall Reyes, DT, Connecticut
Reyes can grow into a very good five-technique with Tyson Jackson possibly on his way out.
45. Dallas: Bruce Irvin, OLB, West Virginia
Irvin is an elite athlete who can be a strict pass rusher, spelling Anthony Spencer on passing downs.
46. Philadelphia: Brandon Boykin, CB, Georgia
Boykin is criminally underrated, but is an excellent slot corner and returner.
47. New York Jets: Vinny Curry, DE/OLB, Marshall
The Jets need to boost their pass rush, and Curry has the production and hustle to excel in Rex Ryan’s defense.
48. New England: Janoris Jenkins, CB, North Alabama
The Patriots continue to build on defense by taking a top-10 talent in Jenkins. He could grow into an elite cover corner if his priorities are straight.
49. San Diego: Bobby Massie, T, Mississippi
Massie is quietly one of the fastest risers in the draft. He’s athletic and would be an immediate starter on a weak Chargers offensive line.
50. Chicago: Trumaine Johnson, CB/FS, Montana
After addressing the offensive line in round one, the Bears come back and take a player who can play both corner or free safety.
51. Philadelphia: Lavonte David, LB, Nebraska
David is a first-round talent who slides because of size concerns, but he would be a great fit in Philly.
52. Tennessee: Brandon Brooks, G, Miami (Ohio)
Brooks beefs up the interior of the Titans’ line.
53. Cincinnati: Lamar Miller, RB, Miami
Miller is a home-run threat and good value at 53.
54. Detroit: Casey Hayward, CB, Vanderbilt
Hayward brings a great combination of ball skills and experience to an underwhelming secondary.
55. Atlanta: Kelechi Osmele, T/G, Iowa State
One of the underrated weaknesses for Atlanta is their offensive line. Osmele has a lot of upside and brings size and physicality.
56. Pittsburgh: Mitchell Schwartz, T/G, California
Fits the bill of a guy who can play multiple spots and protect Big Ben.
57. Denver: Brandon Thompson, DT, Clemson
The Broncos need to upgrade the middle of their defense, and Thompson fits the need as a stout interior plugger.
58. Houston: Chris Givens, WR, Wake Forest
Givens is an underrated wideout who has speed, hands and route-running ability.
60. Green Bay: LaMichael James, RB, Oregon
A sneaky pick by the Packers who need some talent in the backfield. James would be an ideal fit in their spread system.
61. Baltimore: Mychal Kendricks, LB, California
Undersized, but tested off the charts at the combine and has the production to back it up. He would be Ray Lewis’ successor.
62. San Francisco: Jared Crick, DE, Nebraska
Crick can grow into a five-technique role behind Ray McDonald and Justin Smith.
63. New England: Brandon Taylor, S, LSU
After adding a corner and two front-seven players, New England addresses its safety need with Taylor, a versatile and experienced player from the SEC.
64. New York Giants: Bobby Wagner, LB, Utah State
Wagner is a hard hitter who can play multiple linebacker spots.