With new head coach Doug Marrone in Buffalo, his former Syracuse quarterback Ryan Nassib makes a lot of sense for the Bills, but this pick is just too early for him. The Bills need help on defense, but they also need to find an explosive weapon to pair with Stevie Williams and Patterson can be that guy.
9. NEW YORK JETS -- EZEKIEL ANSAH, DE/LB, BYU
The Jets need a lot of help in several areas, mostly on offense, including the quarterback position. But the Jets have struggled to put pressure on the opponents' backfield and Ansah provides position versatility to line up all over the defensive front-seven.
10. TENNESSEE TITANS -- CHANCE WARMACK, OG, ALABAMA
As a former offensive lineman who was drafted in the top-10, Titans head coach Mike Munchak will undoubtedly be impressed with Warmack and with the future of both their starting guards (LeRoy Harris, Steve Hutchinson) in doubt, the Tide guard make sense here.
11. SAN DIEGO CHARGERS -- LANE JOHNSON, OT, OKLAHOMA
The Chargers have questions at both tackle spots and while they hope Jared Gaither is part of the solution, his durability remains to be a concern. Johnson has steadily climbed draft boards over the past eight months and won't last long in the first round with his natural skill-set.
12. MIAMI DOLPHINS -- SHELDON RICHARDSON, DT, TEXAS A&M
The Dolphins have needs in the secondary and on the offensive line, but even with 2012 Pro Bowl defensive tackle Randy Starks franchise-tagged, with Sheldon Richardson still on the board, the Dolphins might have a tough time passing on the athletic big man.
13. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS -- XAVIER RHODES, CB, FLORIDA STATE
The Buccaneers need to continue and rebuild the defense and might not return either of their starting cornerbacks from last season. Rhodes has imposing size for the position and plays with the aggressiveness and quickness to be a true bump-and-run corner in the NFL.
14. CAROLINA PANTHERS -- STAR LOTULELEI, DT, UTAH
The interior of the Panthers' defensive line has been a question mark since Kris Jenkins left in 2007 and, ironically, Carolina hasn't invested a top-50 draft pick on a defensive tackle since Jenkins over a decade ago. Floyd is an athletic, fiery player who is still developing in several areas, but his pro potential is off-the-charts.
15. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS -- JARVIS JONES, OLB, GEORGIA
The Saints are transitioning to a 3-4 defensive scheme and new defensive coordinator Rob Ryan will bang the table for the Saints to draft a pass rusher here. Jones is a natural fit as a stand-up pass rusher and although he has some flaws, his ability to disrupt the pocket is a coveted attribute.
16. ST. LOUIS RAMS -- KENNY VACCARO, S, TEXAS
The Rams upgraded their cornerbacks last season through free agency (Cortland Finnegan) and the draft (Janoris Jenkins), but still need help at safety. In 2007 with the Titans, Jeff Fisher drafted a Texas safety in the top-20 (Michael Griffin), it wouldn't be surprising if it happens again in St. Louis this year.
17. PITTSBURGH STEELERS -- DAMONTRE MOORE, DE/OLB, TEXAS A&M
The Steelers need to get younger and faster on defense and will be looking or another pass rusher to add to the fold. Moore might be most natural as a pass rush linebacker and although he needs time to develop and get stronger, he has the motor that will work in Pittsburgh.
18. DALLAS COWBOYS -- JONATHAN COOPER, OG, NORTH CAROLINA