Each week Fansided.com will have a new mock draft to preview and showcase this upcoming April’s draft. For more in depth analysis of each pick, be sure to visit the Fansided site of your favorite team and check back each Monday for a new and updated Mock Draft.
NOTE: This is as accurate a draft order as possible. Currently, the top 20 spots are set. The remaining picks will be determined as team’s are eliminated from the playoffs.
1. Kansas City Chiefs – Geno Smith, Quarterback, West Virginia
It’s bad luck for the Chiefs. They finally take the top spot in the draft and have a chance to find their franchise signal-caller, but there is no elite quarterback prospect. With the state of the Chiefs organization, they almost NEED to take a quarterback and Smith is the number one guy in this year’s class.
2. Jacksonville Jaguars – Bjoern Werner, Defensive End, Florida State
Werner is a consistent pass rusher that will be able to step in immediately and provide the Jaguars pass rush with a significant boost.
3. Oakland Raiders – Star Lotulelei, Defensive Tackle, Utah
The Raiders struggle to stop the run and Lotulelei is a mammoth of a body to add to the interior line. Lotulelei entered the season as one of the nation’s top prospects and he remained at the top of draft boards all season long.
4. Philadelphia Eagles – Luke Joeckel, Offensive Tackle, Texas A&M
At this point, it would almost be an upset if Joeckel was not the Eagles pick. They desperately need offensive line help and he is a better offensive tackle prospect than anyone in recent memory — that includes Jake Long and Matt Kalil.
5. Detroit Lions – Jarvis Jones, Outside Linebacker, Georgia
The Lions would benefit from moving back a few spots to select the top corner in this year’s class, Dee Milliner, but they would also benefit by adding a dynamic linebacker like Jones who has been compared to current Broncos star linebacker Von Miller.
6. Cleveland Browns – Barkevious Mingo, Defensive End/Outside Linebacker, LSU
Mingo is a rare physical specimen and a natural pass rusher. He would be a perfect addition to the AFC North and would help the Browns get to Roethlisberger, Flacco and Dalton.
7. Arizona Cardinals – Tyler Wilson, Quarterback, Arkansas
John Skelton, Kevin Kolb, Ryan Lindley. Any questions?
8. Buffalo Bills – Mike Glennon, Quarterback, North Carolina State
The Bills are looking for a franchise quarterback and Glennon has the potential. He has a cannon of an arm and the size you look for in a NFL signal-caller, but he still needs to make some progress in working through his progressions. This will all come with time and he would be a nice back up for a year or two behind Fitzpatrick. Glennon is one of those sleeper QBs that could surprise people when his name is called early. Think of him as this year’s Ryan Tannehill.
9. New York Jets – Damontre Moore, Defensive End/Outside Linebacker, Texas A&M
New York will be undergoing a major overhaul and adding a dynamic rusher like Moore would allow the secondary to play up to their potential. A secondaries best friend is a pass rush and Moore instantly improves that area of the Jets defense.
10. Tennessee Titans –Dee Milliner, Cornerback, Alabama
Tennessee needs some serious help on the defensive side of the ball and Milliner is the top defensive prospect on the board. If the Titans want to get better, they need to add talent and there is no better value at this position than Milliner.