People tell me I'm crazy to keep Texas A&M's Luke Joeckel as the Chiefs' first pick. I tell them that Kansas City just released Eric Winston, and, yeah, I know, he's a right tackle. I also know coach Andy Reid learned the hard way that you can never have enough offensive linemen. So Joeckel stays where he is until or unless I'm convinced the Chiefs are satisfied with the protection they have for quarterback Alex Smith.
1. Kansas City Chiefs -- Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M: So the Chiefs slapped the franchise tag on Branden Albert. That means they have him for one year. They also got rid of Winston. That means they're still one tackle short.
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2. Jacksonville Jaguars -- Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida: It's a new start for the Jags, and they'd better begin by rebuilding a ruptured defense from the inside out.
3. Oakland Raiders -- Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama: The Raiders didn't have a decent cornerback last season, and they're in a division with Peyton Manning and Philip Rivers. If they don't fix the leak, they're going to continue to hemorrhage yards and points.
4. Philadelphia Eagles -- Dion Jordan, DE/OLB, Oregon: Yeah, it's a reach, but A) he played for Chip Kelly at Oregon and B) the Eagles need an outside pass rush to help a needy secondary.
5. Detroit Lions -- Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan: At some point, the Lions start finding a replacement for Jeff Backus, and there's a perfect candidate in their backyard.
6. Cleveland Browns -- Chance Warmack, G, Alabama: The Browns say they want to attack people, but you can't do that with an offense that ranked 24th in scoring. The offensive line isn't bad. But it could be better.
7. Arizona Cardinals -- Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State: Offensive line is a possibility here, too, but Werner's too good to pass up -- especially when you play in a division with Colin Kaepernick, Sam Bradford and Russell Wilson.
8. Buffalo Bills -- Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia: It's a reach, but the Bills must do something, anything, to convince season-ticket holders that they won't wait to address the quarterback position.
9. New York Jets -- Ezekiel Ansah, DE, Brigham Young: He's raw, and he's a gamble. But he's explosive and has a huge ceiling. In other words, he's perfect for Rex Ryan.
10. Tennessee Titans -- Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah: The Titans were one of the worst defenses anywhere, and when you play in a division with Arian Foster, you'd better be able to plug the middle.
11. San Diego Chargers -- Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma: It's no secret the Bolts need help -- at any offensive line position. Johnson can play right or left tackle, which is perfect for a team that needs either.
12. Miami Dolphins -- Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee: He's raw, too, but Miami needs someone to stretch the field. Expect the Dolphins to push for Mike Wallace in free agency, but this is not a bad fallback.
13. Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State: When you play in a division with Matt Ryan, Drew Brees and Cam Newton you'd better be able to defend the pass.
14. Carolina Panthers -- Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri: The Panthers are still looking for someone to replace Kris Jenkins, and he left years ago. Richardson just might be that guy.
15. New Orleans Saints -- Jarvis Jones, LB, Georgia: He has top-10 ability and could be the first pick in the draft ... if he didn't have that spinal issue that makes more than one team nervous.
16. St. Louis Rams -- Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia: Sooner or later, the Rams must find Bradford some weapons. I say they make it sooner. Rewind the tape of the Oklahoma game to see why the Rams are OK here with a 5-8 package of dynamite.
17. Pittsburgh Steelers -- Barkevious Mingo, DE/LB, LSU: The Steelers just released James Harrison, so they're looking for an outside pass rusher.
18. Dallas Cowboys -- D.J. Fluker, OT, Alabama: The Cowboys must find offensive-line help to push a running game that's not there and to protect Tony Romo. Fluker is a perfect choice for right tackle.
19. New York Giants -- Kenny Vaccaro, S, Texas: Their secondary is weak, and the Giants look as if they're going to lose Kenny Phillips to free agency. Help is needed immediately, and Vaccaro could be the solution.
20. Chicago Bears -- Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame: Marc Trestman brings a pass-happy attack to a team with a pass-catching tight end. Eifert is the perfect fit.
21. Cincinnati Bengals -- Alec Ogletree, LB, Georgia: Another guy with top-10 ability but issues that push him down the board. Only they're not physical; these have to do with character, and when did that back off the Bengals?
22. St. Louis Rams -- Jonathan Cooper, G, North Carolina: Another move to make Bradford better. The Rams first find him a weapon; now they go for the protection he hasn't had most of his career.
23. Minnesota Vikings -- Keenan Allen, WR, California: Look for the Vikings to push hard for someone like Wallace or Greg Jennings. In the meantime, they can find help in the draft -- provided Allen's speed is OK.
24. Indianapolis Colts -- Johnathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State: The Colts drafted for offense in 2012, and it took them to the playoffs. Now they get to address a defense that needs help everywhere.
25. Minnesota Vikings (from Seattle) -- Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina: You can't go wrong with a defensive tackle named Williams in Minnesota.
26. Green Bay Packers -- Damontre Moore, DE/LB, Texas A&M: The guy is explosive off the edge and helped himself with his Pro Day workout. Watch videotape of Green Bay's playoff loss to the 49ers, and it's clear the Pack needs help on the edge.
27. Houston Texans -- Robert Woods, WR, Southern California: This might be too high for the guy, but I like his productivity. Houston needs someone to take the heat off Andre Johnson, and Woods might be the right choice.
28. Denver Broncos -- Eddie Lacy, RB, Alabama: The Broncos' top back is Willis McGahee, but he's just about finished. So help is needed, and Lacy is the only running back with first-round ability.
29. New England Patriots -- Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington: Yeah, a wide receiver who can stretch the field makes sense, too -- especially with the Pats' dismal record of drafting defensive backs. Still, they've got to get better there to take the next step.
30. Atlanta Falcons -- Zach Ertz, TE, Stanford: I'm beginning to think Tony Gonzalez is coming back. Well, even if he does, the Falcons must find someone to replace him. Ertz is perfect.
31. San Francisco 49ers -- Johnthan Banks, CB, Mississippi State: If the 49ers don't make a deal for Darrelle Revis, they're going to need a cornerback. They can start here.
32. Baltimore Ravens -- Kevin Minter, LB, LSU: The Ravens have all sorts of linebacker issues, with Ray Lewis retiring and Paul Kruger and Dannell Ellerbe set to hit the free-agent market. Look for them to push hard to re-sign Ellerbe. Then, it's anyone's guess, which is why Minter is here.