1. Cleveland Browns (0-12) – DeShone Kizer (QB/Notre Dame)
Well the good news is that Cleveland didn’t lose last week. The good news for the Browns is that they could potentially have two picks in the top 10 of this draft. The bad news, however, is the quarterback situation in this draft has become a bit of a mess, with no clear-cut No. 1.
Regardless, it is going to be hard for the Browns to avoid taking a quarterback with their top pick. Even with Myles Garrett available. This franchise has just become too desperate for a long-term solution at the position.
2. San Francisco 49ers (1-11) – Mitch Kubisky (QB/North Carolina)
Colin Kaepernick was horrendous last week. Granted, the weather did him no favors, but he completely fell flat on his face after a good showing against Miami. Even if he finished the year strong, he already announced that he intends to void his contract at the end of the season. Blaine Gabbert is still there, but let’s be realistic, this pick is going to be a quarterback.
3. Jacksonville Jaguars (2-10) – Myles Garrett (DE/Texas A&M)
Jacksonville drafted Dante Fowler in 2015, but he has struggled this year as a pro. To make matters worse, Tyson Alualu is still around. Alualu is awful, he’s never been good and I still can’t understand how the Jaguars can justify using a top 10 pick on him.
4. New York Jets (3-9) – Leonard Fournette (RB/LSU)
DeShaun Watson is absolutely in the mix, but I think if Fournette is available, the Jets aren’t going to select anyone else. Fournette looks like he may be a special back and he is definitely someone who will be marketable in New York.
5. Chicago Bears (3-9) – DeShaun Watson (QB/Clemson)
Jay Cutler was placed on injured reserve and all signs are pointing to Chicago not bringing him back. A new signal caller is needed in the Windy City.
6. Tennessee Titans (6-6) – Quincy Wilson (CB/Florida)
Tennessee has made some strides this year, but good lord has their secondary sucked. Perrish Cox, who was a starter for most of the season, was cut after getting gutted like a fish against Indianapolis. Upgrading the secondary will definitely be the priority for Tennessee this offseason.
7. Carolina Panthers (4-8) – Marshon Lattimore (CB/Ohio State)
Who would have ever guessed that losing Josh Norman would make such a massive impact on Carolina’s defense? James Bradberry has been pretty good this season, but everyone else has been getting torched week in and week out.
8. Cincinnati Bengals (4-7-1) – Jabrill Peppers (SS/Michigan)
Shawn Williams hasn’t been bad, but the Bengals never shy away from taking the best available player. Some teams are apparently liking Peppers as a linebacker, but he would need to bulk up for that to even be taken seriously.
9. Cleveland Browns (0-12) – Derek Barnett (DE/Tennessee)
Cleveland used their top pick on finding a new franchise signal caller and with their second pick they may look to get a guy who can take down opposing quarterbacks. Since the 2007 season, the Browns have only had one player notched 10 sacks or more in a season.
10. San Diego Chargers (5-7) – Jonathan Allen (DE/DT/Alabama)
A replacement for Tenny Palepoi, who has been horrific on defense. Allen could arguably go in the top five of this draft.
11. New Orleans Saints (5-7) – Adoree’ Jackson (CB/USC)
Delvin Breaux has struggled this year, though he did miss time with a broken leg. Overall, the secondary in New Orleans is in need of an upgrade. Jackson can also return punts.
12. Arizona Cardinals (5-6-1) – Jalen Tabor (CB/Florida)
Patrick Peterson is still Patrick Peterson, but Marcus Cooper has been horrendous on the other side of the field. Arizona has some issues on offense, but Cooper is by far the worst player getting regular snaps on this team.
13. Tennessee Titans (6-6) – Mike Williams (WR/Clemson)
Hopefully, this works out better for Tennessee than the other receiver named Mike Williams that used to be on their team. Marcus Mariota needs a more reliable weapon in the passing game aside from Delanie Walker.
14. Buffalo Bills (6-6) – Sidney Jones (CB/Washington)
Stephon Gilmore has struggled in 2016 and is in the final year of his deal. If Buffalo ultimately opts not to re-sign him, the team will need to find a cornerback early in the draft.
15. Philadelphia Eagles (5-7) – Dalvin Cook (RB/Florida State)
Doug Pederson doesn’t seem to be a fan of Ryan Mathews, while Darren Sproles turns 34 in 2017 and will be in the final year of his deal. Wendell Smallwood hasn’t made the most out of his opportunities.
16. Indianapolis Colts (6-6) – Malik McDowell (DE/DT/Michigan State)
Indianapolis has arguably the worst defensive line in the NFL. McDowell would definitely serve as an upgrade, but is Ryan Grigson competent enough to make this move?
17. Green Bay Packers (6-6) – Zach Cunningham (LB/Vanderbilt)
Middle linebacker still continues to be a weak link on this defense. Cunningham may be the best kept secret in college football.
18. Washington Redskins (6-5-1) – Marlon Humphrey (CB/Alabama)
Josh Norman has been solid this year, but Bashaud Breeland has been picked apart on the other side of the field.
19. Pittsburgh Steelers (7-5) – Jarrad Davis (LB/Florida)
Lawrence Timmons is in the final year of his contract and it could not have come at a better time. Timmons has been terrible this year, especially against the run.
20. Miami Dolphins (7-5) – Caleb Brantley (DT/Florida)
Ndamukong Suh is still a very good defensive tackle, but Jordan Phillips has not lived up to the hype of a second round draft pick.
21. Houston Texans (6-6) – Cam Robinson (OT/Alabama)
Duane Brown has been fine this year, but Chris Clark is arguably the worst right tackle in the NFL now. Robinson could man the right side before ultimately taking over the blind side for Brown.
22. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-5) – Jamal Adams (CB/S/LSU)
Chris Conte has been awful in 2016 and will be a free agent in March.
23. Baltimore Ravens (7-5) – Tim Williams (DE/OLB/Alabama)
Both Terrell Suggs and Elvis Dumervil are getting old. Adding a younger edge rusher will help the two stay fresh by rotating into games.
24. New York Giants (8-4) – David Njoku (TE/Miami FL)
Will Tye and Larry Donnell have been incredibly poor for the Giants. Eli Manning is usually at his best when he has a reliable tight end. Njoku, a former track star, has been flying up draft boards.
25. Atlanta Falcons (7-5) – Charles Harris (DE/OLB/Missouri)
Atlanta has been doing much better at getting to the quarterback than in the beginning of the season, but you can never have enough edge rushers in today’s NFL.
26. Denver Broncos (8-4) – Roderick Johnson (OT/Florida State)
Remember earlier when I said that Chris Clark was arguably the worst right tackle in the NFL? I lied, Donald Stephenson has been that much worse. And what hurts Denver even more is that Russell Okung has regressed. The offensive line will be a position of focus for Denver where everyone outside of Matt Paradis has been a liability.
27. Detroit Lions (8-4) – Jaleel Johnson (DT/Iowa)
The Lions front seven has been toothless ever since Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley left town. Haloti Ngata was brought in, but he is at the end of his career and it shows.
28. Kansas City Chiefs (9-3) – Quenton Nelson (G/Notre Dame)
Both of the Chiefs starting guards are in the final year of their contracts, so the Chiefs may look to find a replacement ahead of time.
29. Oakland Raiders (10-2) – Dawuane Smoot (DE/Illinois)
Khalil Mack is a terror, but the Raiders defensive line has been pretty bad. The Raiders need to find another edge rusher in case Aldon Smith never returns to the football field.
30. Dallas Cowboys (11-1) – Carroll Phillips (DE/OLB/Illinois)
Dallas is not only thin on the edge rush, but they also lack talent there as well. This will stick out like a sore thumb in the postseason.
31. Seattle Seahawks (8-3-1) – Ryan Ramczyk (OT/Wisconsin)
Bradley Sowell was kicked to right tackle, but George Fant has not fared much better. If Russell Wilson was not mobile, he would be in a body cast by now.
32. New England Patriots (10-2) – Christian McCaffrey (RB/Stanford)
McCaffrey has announced his intention to leave Stanford early for the draft and he is almost destined to play for New England. His poor home/road splits are concerning, however.