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Kansas City Chiefs are on the Clock it looks like the team has narrowed it down to three OT Luke Joeckel, OT Eric Fisher and DT Sharrif Floyd. Wait till the dance begins and take a peak at what may happen on draft day.
1. Kansas City Chiefs: Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M
After striking a trade for QB Alex Smith and releasing starting right tackle Eric Winston, Kansas City's decision with the No. The 1 overall pick is almost a foregone conclusion, albeit Eric Fisher and trading down are also options.
2. Jacksonville Jaguars: Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida
Sharrif Floyd is a versatile, explosive defensive tackle and has skyrocketed up draft boards and Jacksonville desperately needs to improve in the trenches after finishing dead last in the league in sacks last season.
3. Oakland Raiders: Dion Jordan, DE/OLB, Oregon
Oakland finished next-to-last in the league in sacks last season. Enter Dion Jordan, arguably the top outside pass rusher in this year’s draft.
4. Philadelphia Eagles: Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia
Philadelphia's interest in Geno Smith is "not a smokescreen," according to Sal Paolantonio, who recently revealed on 97.5 The Fanatic that the Eagles' interest in the former WVU QB is "dead serious." The team also sent its entire contingent to West Virginia's Pro Day, which included Jeffrey Lurie, who has only visited one other draft prospect as team owner—Donovan McNabb.
5. Detroit Lions: Ezekiel Ansah, DE/OLB, Brigham Young
The departures of Cliff Avril and Kyle Vanden Bosch are an indication that the Lions are looking to add new, fresh talent in the trenches. General Manager Martin Mayhew once again takes the best player available. Ezekiel Ansah is a raw, but versatile NFL-ready run-defender who has seen his stock soar since the Senior Bowl and provides a big boost to Detroit's pass rush.
6. Cleveland Browns: Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama
Cleveland could opt to continue to revamp its new 3-4 defense along the front seven, but Jabaal Sheard led the team with 7.0 sacks last season and the Browns have a bigger need at corner opposite Joe Haden.
7. Arizona Cardinals: Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan
After allowing at least 50 sacks in each of the last three seasons, Arizona can't afford to pass on Eric Fisher, the protection especially now needed to protect their newly acquired veteran quarterback Carson Palmer.
8. Buffalo Bills: Jonathan Cooper, OG, North Carolina
Losing Andy Levitre was a big blow but Jonathan Cooper will provide security guard for the in the Bills offense, he will install much more stability up front for Kevin Kolb and open more more lanes for C. J Spiller and Fred Jackson.
9. NY Jets: Barkevious Mingo, DE/OLB, LSU
New York needs to revamp its front seven this offseason and Barkevious Mingo is a local product and arguably the top overall prospect still available. He'll also make life easier for an overmatched Jets secondary.
10. Tennessee: Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State
Xavier Rhodes will provide the Titans what they need to bolster their secondary. The team picks up a very physical, top notch cover cornerback and one of the top defensive back prospects of the draft.
11. San Diego Chargers: Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma
San Diego surrendered 49 sacks in 2012 and finished 27th in rushing, 24th in passing and next-to-last in total offense. After a stellar showing at the combine, Lane Johnson is a lock for the Top 11 and will make life easier for Philip Rivers.
12. Miami Dolphins: Desmond Trufant, CB Washington
Albeit Star Lotulelei is a tempting option, Miami must address the cornerback position after losing Sean Smith and Vontae Davis on the open market in back-to-back offseasons. Desmond Trufant is a big, physical CB and is rising up the draft boards.
13. New York Jets: Kenny Vaccaro, S, Texas
Kenny Vaccaro recorded 92 tackles, six knockdowns and a pair of interceptions at Texas in 2012. He's clearly the top safety is this draft class and he has the potential to be a star at strong safety in the NFL with his blend of size, speed and athleticism. He'll help in a big way to bolster the Jets in the secondary.
14. Carolina Panthers: Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri
The Panthers pounce on former Missouri Tigers DT Sheldon Richardson, who addresses one of the team's top offseason needs and is also being recruited by one of its premier players—veteran wide receiver Steve Smith.
15. New Orleans Saints: Star Lotulelei, NT, Utah
Star Lotulelei led his team with 11 tackles for loss and 5.0 sacks in 2012. The star senior defensive tackle also racked up three forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries (T-2nd in the nation) and four pass breakups. Though the Saints are searching for more playmakers, Lotulelei is a low-risk, high-reward prospect that will greatly improve this defense in the trenches.
16. St Louis Rams Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia
A wide receiver is the Rams' most pressing need before Brandon Gibson took his talents down to South Beach and Danny Amendola landed in New England, so they need to find a new versatile tool for Sam Bradford right away on draft day.
17. Pittsburgh Steelers: Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia
An extremely explosive and very physical linebacker, Jarvis Jones falls to No. 17 for medical concerns (spinal stenosis), but he's a sure-fire steal from a talent perspective and adds much-needed young talent to the Steelers' defense.
18. Dallas Cowboys: Chance Warmack, G, Alabama
Dallas selects Chance Warmack, adding stability up front at either guard or right tackle for quarterback Tony Romo and more open lanes for their running-backs. He was very impressive in pass protection in Alabama . He'll help open things up and allow Romo to have more time to throw due to his enormous frame and length he uses to immerse rushers.
19. New York Giants: Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State
After acquiring ex-Eagles defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins, the Giants complete the overhaul in the trenches with the addition of Bjoern Werner, arguably the best 4-3 defensive end in this entire draft.
20. Chicago Bears: Manti Te'o, LB, Notre Dame
The Bears find their replacement for long-time star linebacker Brian Urlacher and decide to kick D.J. Williams out to the strong-side with the addition of Manti Te'o, who has drawn some comparisons to Ray Lewis as of late. Chicago takes a chance on the local product, linebacker Manti Te'o, who improved his 40-time and draft stock at Notre Dame's Pro Day.
21. Cincinnati Bengals: Eddie Lacy, RB, Alabama
The Bengals need to add some flare and power to their ground game. Eddie Lacy is the top running back in this year’s class and the mid-first-round prospect has the right mindset and skills set to be a perfect fit in the Bengals young potent offense.
22. St. Louis Rams: Jonathan Cyprian, S, FIU
The Rams select Johnathan Cyprien, who comes the confides of Florida International. He’s also one of the top prospects at the position and is rising up draft boards. Cyprien addresses one of the team’s top needs and looks to have an immediate impact.
23. Minnesota Vikings: Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee
Minnesota must add another receiver to compliment Greg Jennings and replace Percy Harvin. Cordarrelle Patterson fits the bill as a very well-round receiver who also excels in the intermediate part of the field.
24. Indianapolis Colts: Datone Jones, DE/DT, UCLA
After solidifying the secondary with the additions of LaRon Landry and Greg Toler and signing Gosder Cherlius to bolster the protection up front in the trenches for quarterback Andrew Luck, Indianapolis turns its attention to the pass rush. Dalton Jones is one of the premier pass-rushers and provides a big boost to the Colts’ D-Line, which just lost Dwight Freeney to free agency.
25. Minnesota Vikings: Johnathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State
The Vikings need multiple upgrades in the front seven and especially up front in the trenches. Johnathan Hankins fits the bill and is one of the best players on the board at the No. 25 spot, which previously belonged to Vikings.
26. Green Bay Packers: Damontre Moore, DE/OLB, Texas A&M
Packers continue to bolster its front seven with the addition of Damontre Moore, one of this year’s premier pass-rushers who falls for performance in Indianapolis. Green Bay needs to generate a more consistent pass-rush in the trenches.
27. Houston Texans: DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson
Houston has to find a new No. 2 receiver in the first round this April who will have a significant and immediate impact to line up opposite Andre Johnson. Keenan Allen fits the bill and adds much-needed versatility to the Texans' offense.
28. Denver Broncos: Cornellius Carradine, DE, Florida State
Tank Carradine is a Top-10 talent, but his stock dropped after he tore his ACL in November. However, he's reportedly recovering quicker than expected and his stock is rising as a result. He'll line up opposite Derek Wolfe as Elvis Dumervil's replacement.
29.New England Patriots: Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina
The Patriots don't have much of an interior pass rush. They may spend an early draft choice on a compliment for Vince Wilfork. Sylvester Williams has the size and scheme versatility that Bill Belichick likes in his defensive linemen.
30. Atlanta Falcons: D.J. Fluker, OT Alabama
The Falcons are expected to trade up, but this is a trade-less mock. D.J. Fluker is a major steal at the bottom of the first round and potential replacement for Tyson Clabo on the Falcons' offensive line.
31. San Francisco 49ers: Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame
Tyler Eifert emerged as the top tight end in Indianapolis and will be providing an immediate impact in the 49ers’ high-powered offense that lead them to the Super Bowl last season, but won’t have too much on his shoulders due to all of the assortment of weapons on offense, that include tight-end Vernon Davis.
32. Baltimore Ravens: Matt Elam , S, LSU
The Ravens need to add new talent and new leadership in the secondary with the departure of Ed Reed, among other key players at several different positions. Enter Matt Elam, an aggressive and hart-hitting Safety with great instincts.