1. Indianapolis Colts—Andrew Luck, Stanford, QB
Notes: Who else would it be? The Indianapolis Colts "luck" into the best NFL draft prospect of the last 2000s (or more). Peyton who?
2. Washington Redskins (from St. Louis Rams)—Robert Griffin III, Baylor, QB
Notes: The Redskins traded three draft picks for the rights to get this man. The pressure is on.
3. Minnesota Vikings—Morris Claiborne, LSU, CB
Notes: The first of many surprises in Round 1, the Minnesota Vikings take a look at the three quarterbacks in their division (Aaron Rodgers, Matthew Stafford, Jay Cutler) and decide it is best to find an elite cornerback now and draft a tackle later.
4. Cleveland Browns—Trent Richardson, Alabama, RB
Notes: A pick too safe and smart for it to not happen. Richardson will give the Browns a real offensive threat. As much as they need a receiver, pairing Justin Blackmon with Colt McCoy isn't going to score many touchdowns. Richardson's run ability will.
5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers—Matt Kalil, Southern California, OT
Notes: Kalil's fall becomes the Buccaneers' good fortune. Donald Penn could be moved to right tackle, Jeremy Trueblood could finally be benched and Josh Freeman can live happy behind a much-improved offensive line after the signing of Carl Nicks and drafting of Kalil.
6. Rams (from Redskins)—Fletcher Cox, Mississippi State, DT
Notes: The Rams can survive with second-round picks at wide receiver, but where Jeff Fisher needs to build his team is at defensive tackle. Cox is the elite defensive lineman of this class, with great three-technique ability to split defenders and rush the passer.
7. Jacksonville Jaguars—Melvin Ingram, South Carolina, DE
Notes: The team wanted to sign Mario Williams in free agency, but he never got to leave Buffalo. Instead it'll draft Melvin Ingram and let him terrorize quarterbacks off the edge. Ingram could realistically play defensive end or outside linebacker here.
8. Miami Dolphins—Ryan Tannehill, Texas A&M, QB
Notes: A huge reach—and a mistake of a pick—but the Dolphins will do this come draft day. The team has been backed into a corner by its inability to sign a free-agent quarterback not named David Garrard, so this reach will suffice.
9. Carolina Panthers—Stephon Gilmore, South Carolina, CB
Notes: The Panthers will look hard at Luke Kuechly and the defensive tackles available, but they can't pass on a cornerback in a division that features Drew Brees, Matt Ryan and Josh Freeman.
10. Buffalo Bills—Michael Floyd, Notre Dame, WR
Notes: Others may want Justin Blackmon or Riley Reiff here, but the Bills need someone who can stretch the field and get Stevie Johnson open underneath. Floyd can be that guy to open up the offense for Ryan Fitzpatrick.
11. Kansas City Chiefs—David DeCastro, Stanford, OG
Notes: DeCastro has to be the top-rated guy on the Chiefs' board, and if no trade options are available they will draft him to round out a very good offensive line. DeCastro and Jon Asamoah will become an elite tandem at the position.
12. Seattle Seahawks—Luke Kuechly, Boston College, ILB
Notes: The signing of Barrett Ruud was nothing but a smokescreen to hide the Seahawks' love of Luke Kuechly. The Boston College product could start from day one as a middle or weak-side linebacker—both areas of need in Seattle.
13. Arizona Cardinals—Justin Blackmon, Oklahoma State, WR
Notes: The media-hyped Blackmon falls to a point where he's a much better value. The Cardinals have other needs, but they simply draft the highest-rated guy on their board. He'll also help get Larry Fitzgerald more looks in the passing game.
14. Dallas Cowboys—Mark Barron, Alabama, SS
Notes: The Cowboys tend to fall in love with one player and draft him. Last year it worked when they added tackle Tyron Smith. This year's man crush is on Mark Barron, a hard-hitting safety who can help turn around the finesse culture of the Dallas defense over the last few seasons.
15. Philadelphia Eagles—Quinton Coples, North Carolina, DT
Notes: Coples "falls" a bit on draft day, but realistically, this is where he belongs. The Eagles will slide him in at defensive tackle—the position he had his most success at—while allowing him to work some at defensive end to pressure weaker tackles.
16. New York Jets—Courtney Upshaw, Alabama, OLB
Notes: The Jets like Aaron Maybin's potential, but Calvin Pace and Bryan Thomas are rotational players only. Courtney Upshaw's abilities in coverage, against the run and when rushing the passer are much needed.
17. Cincinnati Bengals (from Oakland Raiders)—Kendall Wright, Baylor, WR
Notes: Adding weapons for Andy Dalton and finding ways to free up A.J. Green are the keys to this move. Wright can also contribute as a return man. Finding as many ways as possible to get this kid the ball would be advisable.
18. San Diego Chargers—Michael Brockers, LSU, DE
Notes: The team's 2011 first-rounder, Corey Liuget, struggled in his rookie season and is still a question mark as a starter. Michael Brockers will step in and lock down a defensive end position for the next decade in the Chargers' 3-4 defense.
19. Chicago Bears—Nick Perry, Southern California, DE
Notes: Perry slips down the board a bit, but the Bears will gladly end his free fall. A dominant pass-rusher who needs to work on his run-stuffing ability, Perry is an ideal fit opposite Julius Peppers. And yes, NFC North quarterbacks should be scared.
20. Tennessee Titans—Whitney Mercilus, Illinois, DE
Notes: Finding a pass rush is the key in Tennessee. The 2011 draft class performed great, but now the team needs to find a premier edge rusher who can attack the backfield in the now wide-open AFC South.
21. Cincinnati Bengals—Dre Kirkpatrick, Alabama, CB
Notes: Replacing Johnathan Joseph was harder than the team expected last year. A barrage of veteran signings didn't fill the void, but drafting Kirkpatrick will. In a worst-case scenario, he can move to free safety and be a star.
22. Browns (from Atlanta Falcons)—Alshon Jeffery, South Carolina, WR
Notes: My top-ranked wide receiver isn't likely to be drafted early, but the Browns will be glad to take him on opposite Greg Little. Jeffery and Little have the potential to be nightmares for cornerbacks in the AFC North for the next decade.
23. Detroit Lions—Riley Reiff, Iowa, OT
Notes: The Lions do a great job of drafting the best player available, even when it doesn't fill an immediate need. This time around, the top player happens to fill a massive need. Reiff allows the team insurance as Jeff Backus nears retirement and gives Matthew Stafford a reliable succession plan at left tackle.
24. Pittsburgh Steelers—Dontari Poe, Memphis, DT
Notes: Casey Hampton has been brilliant in the middle of the 3-4 defense, but his days are numbered. Dontari Poe has incredible size and speed, something you truly cannot coach. The Steelers love to draft for future needs, and this is a classic pick for them.
25. Denver Broncos—Doug Martin, Boise State, RB
Notes: Lost in the Peyton Manning signing was the need for a featured running back who can operate off play-action, run off tackle and catch out of the backfield. Knowshon Moreno is done in Denver, and Willis McGahee is both old and a poor fit. Martin is the ideal back for the Manning/Denver offense.
26. Houston Texans—Stephen Hill, Georgia Tech, WR
Notes: On top of the Texans' draft needs is a big-play wide receiver opposite Andre Johnson. Stephen Hill is raw, but he brings legit speed and good run-blocking skills to the position. The coaching staff can teach him to run routes by September.
27. New England Patriots (from New Orleans Saints)—Dont'a Hightower, Alabama, ILB
Notes: Bill Belichick taps into the Alabama pipeline again to find an athletic linebacker for his 3-4 defense. Brandon Spikes and Hightower could give the Patriots much more versatility and allow the team to keep Jerod Mayo at outside linebacker.
28. Green Bay Packers—Shea McClellin, Boise State, OLB
Notes: Perhaps the worst-kept secret in the draft world, the Green Bay Packers need an outside linebacker, and they have their eye on the Boise State linebacker to fill the void.
29. Baltimore Ravens—Cordy Glenn, Georgia, OG/OT
Notes: A versatile offensive lineman who can play guard or tackle, Glenn will likely spell Bryant McKinnie and Michael Oher at tackle for this season and would enter the starting lineup at either tackle or guard in 2013.
30. San Francisco 49ers—Amini Silatolu, Midwestern State, OG
Notes: The 49ers filled every need on their roster through free agency, expect the one at right guard. They let their two incumbent guards leave in free agency. The writing is on the wall, and Silatolu is the big, powerful guard that Trent Baalke loves.
31. Patriots—Vinny Curry, Marshall, OLB
Notes: The chances that the Patriots keep this pick are slim, which could mean they go outside linebacker with their first pick. With the board falling this way, Curry becomes a need and value pick for Bill Belichick's defense.
32. New York Giants—Coby Fleener, Stanford, TE
Notes: Travis Beckum and Jake Ballard are out with torn ACLs this season, leaving only the talented but unproven free agent Martellus Bennett at tight end. Fleener has the size and speed to open up the Giants offense with the loss of the tight ends and Mario Manningham.