6) Cleveland Browns – OT Luke Joeckel (Texas A&M) – Junior
Many believe that Luke Joeckel is the #1 pick in this year’s NFL draft. That might be a little “premature” to say. Yes, it is true that every team could always use a Top 5 offensive lineman, but the teams in the Top 5 don’t “need” an offensive lineman. However, Cleveland just picked up a new quarterback and running back in last year’s draft. Why not pick up an offensive tackle to help them out? Joeckel can block effectively in both the pass game and the run game. His only “weakness” is that he did not face pass rushers that challenged him upfield because Johnny Manizel broke the pocket often to scramble.
7) Arizona Cardinals – DE Bjoern Werner (Florida State) – Junior
Now, many people believe that the Cardinals will select a quarterback with the 7th Overall Pick. However, I do not think so. Will the Cardinals even make a selection here? Maybe not. This is a pick I am labeling with a “Trade Alert,” but if they do make a selection it could be Bjoern Werner. Expect a work-in-progress if Werner goes to Arizona. Yes, he is a flexible athlete, but he needs work on explosiveness in rushing the passer. Is Werner the “perfect pick” for Arizona? No, that’s why this pick could be traded come draft day.
8) Buffalo Bills – WR Cordarrelle Patterson (Tennessee) – Junior
One position that is lacking on the Buffalo Bills is a #2 wide receiver. Stevie Johnson is a nice #1, but there is not a solid #2 in Buffalo. Cordarrelle Patterson could be a draft pick that steps in on day one and is that #2. One thing I love about this receiver is his ability gain separation on vertical routes (something that could play right into Fitzpatrick’s hands). Although, one aspect that Patterson lacks is his hands. All he needs to do is work on his hands and he’d be a great fit for the Buffalo Bills.
9) New York Jets – DE Barkevious Mingo (LSU) – Junior
One thing Rex Ryan loves players with disruptive playmaking and that is what he would get in Barkevious Mingo. Mingo’s biggest strength is how explosive of a pass rusher he is. Rex Ryan is a sucker for this type of player. My biggest concern with Mingo is how gets too focused on scrapping with a blocker rather than perusing the ball. Although, Ryan will most likely be saying “Mingo was his Name-O” on draft day.
10) Tennessee Titans – OG Chance Warmack (Alabama) – Senior
One of the most important aspects of Tennessee’s game is their run game. Chance Warmack had a chance to play in an offense that has produce some NFL quality running backs. If Warmack blocked effectively from Mark Ingram and Trent Richardson, he can block effectively for CJ 2K.