Draft order is based on current NFL standings.
1. Buffalo Bills – Ed Oliver (DT/Houston)
Kyle Williams is now 35 and is on the back nine of his career as the team has struggled with depth issues at defensive tackle since trading Marcell Dareus. Star Lotulelei was signed, but that won’t deter the Bills from selecting one of the top defensive talents in this draft.
2. Houston Texans – Greg Little (OT/Ole Miss)
Houston desperately needs to upgrade at both tackle positions. Julie’n Davenport is one of the worst pass protectors in football this year, while Martinas Rankin is covering the blind side. Rankin is much better fit inside. For Houston, protecting DeShaun Watson, who is coming off of a torn ACL, is paramount.
3. Detroit Lions – Nick Bosa (DE/Ohio State)
After the Lions failed to agree to a long-term deal with him, edge defender Ezekiel Ansah may not return in 2019. Even if he is back, another pass rusher would make a significant difference for the Lions in a division that now features Aaron Rodgers and Kirk Cousins.
4. Arizona Cardinals – Clelin Ferrell (DE/Clemson)
While Chandler Jones is under team control through 2022, Markus Golden is in the final year of his deal. If the Cardinals can’t retain him, edge rusher is definitely in play.
5. New York Giants – Justin Herbert (QB/Oregon)
Part of his had to do with poor offensive line play and his receivers not getting open, but Eli Manning looked awful against Dallas on Sunday night. Giants General Manager David Gettleman passed on Manning’s heir in 2018, opting instead to take Saquon Barkley, but at some point they need to find their long-term solution at the league’s most important position.
6. Seattle Seahawks – Jeffery Simmons (DT/Mississippi State)
Seattle is just a mess basically at every position, so they will need to target the best player available. Malik McDowell, a 2017 second round pick, was released this offseason.
7. Oakland Raiders – Montez Sweat (DE/Mississippi State)
The Raiders traded away Khalil Mack, now they need to find his replacement. Luckily, they are doing so in a draft class filled with talented pass rushers.
8. Cleveland Browns – Raekwon Davis (DT/Alabama)
Myles Garrett has been as good as advertised in his NFL career while Genard Avery has played well above expectations across from him. The interior of the defensive line, however, could use an influx of talent.
9. Pittsburgh Steelers – Devin White (LB/LSU)
And edge defender could definitely be in play here as well, but Pittsburgh is still looking for a replacement for Ryan Shazier, who sadly may not play again.
10. Washington Redskins – Jarrett Stidham (QB/Auburn)
Alex Smith was acquired in the offseason, but he turns 35 next season and has a low ceiling. The Redskins will need to find a long-term quarterback who can serve as an understudy while Smith continues to start.
11. San Francisco 49ers – Greedy Williams (CB/LSU)
Richard Sherman was signed in the offseason, but he is 30 years old and the 49ers can easily get out of his contract if he doesn’t perform well. Besides, you can never have enough cornerbacks in today’s NFL and Williams is the best available player.
12. Oakland Raiders – David Edwards (OT/Wisconsin)
The Raiders took Kolton Miller in the first round of the draft last year, but with Donald Penn turning 35 and entering the final year of his contract, Oakland may continue to build through the trenches and inject some youth in the offensive line.
13. New York Jets – A.J. Brown (WR/Ole Miss)
New York drafted Sam Darnold, now they need to find weapons for him as Quincy Enunwa is a middling talent and Robby Anderson can’t stay out of trouble.
14. Tennessee Titans – Joe Jackson (DE/Miami Fla.)
Tennessee took Harold Landry with their second round pick in the draft last April, but Brian Orakpo and Derrick Morgan are set to hit free agency, so there is still a need to beef up their pass rush.
15. Carolina Panthers – Amani Oruwariye (CB/Penn State)
Carolina let Josh Norman walk a few years ago and have since tried to replace him with a ton of guys who at best are solid No. 2 cornerbacks, but aren’t the shut down cornerback you need to stop an opposing No. 1 receiver. Oruwariye hopefully can be that guy.
16. Los Angeles Chargers – Drew Lock (QB/Missouri)
With Philip Rivers getting older, the Chargers will need to find a long-term answer at quarterback. Lock would benefit from spending the year as an understudy.
17. Atlanta Falcons – Connor McGovern (G/Penn State)
Andy Levitre was just placed on injured reserve and is in the final year of his contract. Now that he is 32, Atlanta may let him walk and ultimately replace him in the draft.
18. New England Patriots – N’Keal Harry (WR/Arizona State)
New England just acquired Josh Gordon, but they have been razor-thin at wide receiver all year.
19. Green Bay Packers – Jalen Jelks (OLB/Oregon)
With Clay Matthews’ regression continuing, the Packers need to find a young edge rusher to replace him.
20. Indianapolis Colts – Derrick Brown (DT/Auburn)
Last April, the Colts rebuilt their offensive line. This year, they need to focus on building the trenches on the other side of the ball.
21. Baltimore Ravens – Deebo Samuel (WR/South Carolina)
Baltimore’s current receiving corps are riddled with a group of stop-gaps and retreads that lack any real long-term value. Samuel will provide Lamar Jackson with a weapon when he take over the reigns.
22. Denver Broncos – DeAndre Baker (CB/Georgia)
Aqib Talib was traded and Bradley Roby is in the final year of his contract. Chris Harris is still in town, but the Broncos will need to bolster their secondary.
23. Minnesota Vikings – Trey Adams (OT/Washington)
Mike Remmers has kicked inside to guard and Riley Reiff is better fit as a right tackle. Adams is a phenimenal talent, but comes with serious health concerns.
24. Dallas Cowboys – Marquise Brown (WR/Oklahoma)
The Cowboys cut Dez Bryant during the offseason and are trotting out Allen Hurns, Michael Gallup, Cole Beasley and Tavon Austin in 2018. With a severe loss of weapons in the passing game, Dallas needs to fix this in the offseason.
25. Philadelphia Eagles – Tre Lamar (LB/Clemson)
The Eagles have a stout defense, but their linebackers could be improved.
26. Cincinnati Bengals – Rashan Gary (DT/Michigan)
The Bengals have talent at defensive tackle, but Gary is the top player available and teams have shown they aren’t afraid to beefing up a strong defensive line.
27. Miami Dolphins – Christian Wilkins (DT/Clemson)
Miami cut Ndamukong Suh this offseason and are now thin at defensive tackle.
28. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Jonah Williams (OT/Alabama)
Donovan Smith continues to be a poor blindside protector. Now that he is in the final year of his contract, the team can no longer simply ignore his poor play.
29. Green Ba y Packers – Bryce Love (RB/Stanford)
Green Bay is continuing to use a running back by committee, but I think they would be better served with a true No. 1 back.
30. Kansas City Chiefs – Trayvon Mullen (CB/Clemson)
Marcus Peters was sent backing, but the Chiefs never found a real replacement for him.
31. Jacksonville Jaguars – Yodney Cajuste (OT/West Virginia)
Cam Robinson just tore his ACL, but he has been terrible so far in his career and should be replaced.
32. Los Angeles Rams – Chase Winovich (DE/Michigan)
With Robert Quinn now in Miami, the Rams need to find a new edge rusher.