By Shane Hewitt, Staff Writer
1. Jacksonville Jaguars
Matt Barkley, QB, USC
After a full year to solidify his place with the team, not on it, Blaine Gabbert finds himself out of a job with the new owner looking for his own franchise quarterback.
2. Miami Dolphins*
Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee
The Dolphins trade up from the 6th spot to secure the big receiver who will be #1 on their depth chart the second he signs his contact.
3. Indianapolis Colts
Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah
Star will be the centerpiece for this new Colts defense. His ability to face consistent double and even occasional triple teams will be pivotal in the 3-4 defense Chuck Pagano has brought to the team.
4. Minnesota Vikings
Robert Woods, WR, USC
Outside of the disgruntled Percy Harvin, recently signed and suspended Jerome Simpson is the only other play-maker in this weak receiving corps. With great ability to run routes and get open, Woods will make things a lot easier for Christian Ponder.
5. Cleveland Browns
Sam Montgomery, DE, LSU
Cleveland lacks one true pass-rusher with the ability to get double-digit sacks. This is their guy.
6. St. Louis Rams*
Keenan Allen, WR, California
The Rams continue trading back in the first round and still land the guy they wanted all along. Allen will be the final piece to this receiving corps as he stretches the field with his size and speed, opening things up for Brian Quick and Chris Givens.
7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
David Amerson, CB, North Carolina State
With Aqib Talib ending the last two seasons on IR, and Eric Wright being arrested for felony DUI this offseason, the Bucs bring in quality insurance with the best cornerback in the draft.
8. Seattle Seahawks
Terrance Williams, WR, Baylor
The Seahawks desperately need receivers and with the top three already taken, the Seahawks have no choice but to reach for Terrance Williams.
9. Arizona Cardinals
Tyler Wilson, QB, Arkansas
Wilson provides the Cardinals their franchise quarterback and ends the debate of Kolb or Skelton. Wilson has a big arm, and should do well throwing to Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd.
10. Oakland Raiders
Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State
Once a strong point of the Raiders, the cornerback position is certainly lacking and Xavier Rhodes provides just what they need, starting on day one.
11. Tennessee Titans
Jackson Jeffcoat, DE, Texas
The Titans have lacked a pass-rush the last few years and with Derrick Morgan showing next to nothing, Jeffcoat looks like the man for the job.
12. St. Louis Rams (from Washington Redskins)
Chris Faulk, OT, LSU
The Rams have many needs, but no other unit has to be addressed more than the offensive line charged with protecting Sam Bradford.
13. Carolina Panthers
Marquess Wilson, WR, Washington State
Steve Smith isn’t getting any younger. And adding a big, young receiver will make this offense even more dangerous.
14. Buffalo Bills
Tyler Bray, QB, Tennessee
After another year of failed expectations, the Bills move on from Fitzpatrick and continue their search for a franchise quarterback.
15. Pittsburgh Steelers
Johnathon Hankins, DT, Ohio State
After a down year the Steelers look to get younger on defense. Hankins will be a staple for years to come with his size, length, and versatility to play either NT or DE.
16. San Diego Chargers
Barrett Jones, OG, Alabama
Jones will not only shore up any holes on the offensive line but create holes on the defensive line to run straight through.