17. Pittsburgh Steelers
Larry Foote is a free agent, and in his 30′s. Time to reload the middle of the Steel Curtain.
18. Dallas Cowboys
Defensive End, Oregon
Switching to a 4-3 means new personnel is needed, and Jordan would be an excellent compliment to DeMarcus Ware.
19. New York Giants
Cornerback, Florida State
Rhodes is one of the best players left on the board and gives the Giants some help shutting down the NFC East’s many talented receivers and QB’s.
20. Chicago Bears
Trestman looks to make sure his offense is taken care of, and it starts up front.
21. Cincinnati Bengals
Lots of uncertainty at corner in Cincy, so instead of spending to re-sign players, they draft one instead.
22. St. Louis Rams (from Washington)
Guard, North Carolina
A receiver and a guard in the first round to help bring the offense back up to speed.
23. Minnesota Vikings
Defensive Tackle, Georgia
Jenkins is a very large man who can play the nose position and allow Kevin Williams more room to work.
24. Indianapolis Colts
A leader of his defense at an SEC school, Banks helps bolster a defense that is going to finally get a chance to gel after a season together.
25. Seattle Seahawks
Wide Receiver, Tennessee
A weapon for Russ Wilson to build chemistry with on a up-and-coming offense.
26. Green Bay Packers
Running Back, Alabama
The Packers could use a running back for the future to carry the workload, and Lacy is the best one in the draft.
27. Houston Texans
Defensive Tackle, Alabama
The Texans get a young tackle to help eat up space and allow JJ Watt to do his thing.
28. Denver Broncos
Defensive Tackle, Ohio State
There is a handful of free agents at defensive tackle in the Mile High this offseason, and rather than resigning them all, why not take one who’s salary is capped by the rookie scale?
29. New England Patriots
Defensive End, Texas
One of the best players available, helps the Pats get after the QB more often.
30. Atlanta Falcons
Defensive End, UCLA
With John Abraham getting older, the Falcons look to another sturdy defensive end to pick up the slack.
31. San Francisco 49ers
Wide Receiver, Clemson
The Niners need to reload on offense to make sure Kaepernick has options to throw to.
32. Baltimore Ravens
Ray Lewis had his last ride, and the linebacking corps is looking weak as a result.
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