The top 28 picks are set as the playoffs chug along, and while we will start to analyze some Seahawks free agents soon, you can check out our quarterback candidates right here, right now.
The state of North Carolina has produced some pretty good defensive ends in recent years (Julius Peppers, Mario Williams)
1. Indianapolis Colts: Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford
No matter if the Colts use this pick or trade it, the top pick in this year’s draft will be Luck.
2. St. Louis Rams: Matt Kalil, OT, USC
Jason Smith and Alex Barron have been busts. The Rams need an upgrade at tackle.
3. Minnesota Vikings: Jonathan Martin, OT, Stanford
The Vikings need to replace Bryant McKinnie, and while Martin is a reach, he’s much better than any 2nd rounder.
Last Week: Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State
4. Cleveland Browns: Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State
Mike Holmgren doesn’t draft QBs early, but he does like to draft offensive skill positions in the first round.
Last Week: Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU
5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU
Tampa’s defense was bad, and they need a shut down corner.
Last Week: Jonathan Martin, OT, Stanford
6. Washington Redskins: Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor
Daniel Snyder isn’t afraid to make a flashy move, and the Redskins need a QB.
7. Jacksonville Jaguars: Alshon Jeffery, WR, South Carolina
The Jags need a weapon more than St. Louis, and Jeffery contrasts Mike Thomas well.
8. Miami Dolphins: Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama
The Dolphins could use depth at corner and Kirkpatrick has potential to be on of the best in the league.
9. Carolina Panthers: Riley Rieff, OT, Iowa
The Panthers need a steady hand at right tackle, especially to improve their running game.
Last Week: Quinton Coples, DE, North Carolina
10. Buffalo Bills: Courtney Upshaw, 34OLB, Alabama
If the Bills commit to a 3-4 they will need an edge rusher.
Last Week: Alfonzo Dennard, CB, Nebraska
11. Kansas City Chiefs: Nick Foles, QB, Arizona
I scouted Foles earlier, he could rise up draft boards and may fit in Kansas City.
Last Week: Nick Perry, 34OLB, USC
12. Seattle Seahawks: Quinton Coples, DE, North Carolina
Coples would improve pass rush playing inside and outside, and playing all downs.
Last Week: Melvin Ingram, DE, South Carolina
13. Arizona Cardinals: Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor
Wright can step into the slot, or play opposite Larry Fitzgerald immediately.
Last Week: Dwight Jones, WR, North Carolina
14. Dallas Cowboys: Alfonzo Dennard, CB, Nebraska
We’ve got Dennard back here. The Cowboys need CB help.
Last Week: Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama
15. Philadelphia Eagles: Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame
The Eagles have been reluctant to add physical targets, but if DeSean Jackson leaves they’ll need someone.
Last Week: Vinny Curry, DE, Marshall
16. New York Jets: Dwight Jones, WR, North Carolina
Can step in for Plaxico Burress if he leaves in free agency.
Last Week:Riley Rieff, OT, Iowa
17. Cincinnati Bengals (via Oakland): Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama
The Bengals need a replacement or a supplement for Cedric Benson, and fast.
Last Week: Janoris Jenkins, CB, North Alabama
18. San Diego Chargers: Whitney Mercilus, 34OLB, Illinois
The Chargers haven’t had a dominant pass rusher since Shawne Merriman started dating Tila Tequila.
Last Week: David DeCastro, OG, Stanford
19. Chicago Bears: Barrett Jones, OL, Alabama
Jones may play guard or tackle, but the Bears need offensive line help.
Last Week: Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame
20. Tennessee Titans: Melvin Ingram, DE, South Carolina
The Titans could use a pass rusher to improve their already decent defense.
Last Week: Whitney Mercilus, DE, Illinois
21. Cincinnati Bengals: Janoris Jenkins, CB, North Alabama
The Bengals need a corner opposite Leon Hall and Jenkins is the best available.
Last Week: Chris Polk, RB, Washington
22. Cleveland Browns (via Atlanta): Chris Polk, RB, Washington
Polk is a versatile back and Mike Holmgren figures to be a fan of him.
Last Week: Mike Adams, OT, Ohio State
23. Detroit Lions: Peter Konz, C, Wisconsin
Dominic Raiola may be on his way out, and the Lions could use offensive line depth.
24. Pittsburgh Steelers: Alameda Ta’amu, NT, Washington
Nose tackle certainly isn’t an immediate need, but replacing Casey Hampton will eventually have to happen.
Last Week: Barrett Jones, OL, Alabama
25. Denver Broncos: Chase Minnifield, CB, Virginia
Brian Dawkins is on his last leg, and the Broncos should move Champ Bailey to safety.
26. Houston Texans: Mohamed Sanu, WR, Rutgers
The Texans showed this year that their depth at wide receiver is pretty thin.
27. New England Patriots: Brandon Jenkins, 34OLB, Florida State
The Patriots often draft best player available, and add depth to their edge rushers frequently.
28. Green Bay Packers: David DeCastro, OG, Stanford
The Packers need help on their offensive line, which will help their run game and Aaron Rodgers.