Browns No. 6 pick - DE Barkevious Mingo (LSU)
Quite a few Browns fans wanted Dee Milliner here, but the Browns look to be following the BPA approach. It's interesting to see them use their first round pick on a pass rusher after spending big money to bring Paul Kruger to town, but I like this pick. Period.
If you envision Mingo as a 3-4 OLB, as the Browns should, lining him up across from Kruger could be a combination that will terrorize the AFC North for years to come.
Arizona No. 7 pick - OG Jonathan Cooper (North Carolina)
This is a safe pick by the Cardinals and is absolutely necessary if Carson Palmer is going to have a chance in Arizona. Palmer called Bruce Arians' "user-friendly" and apparently loves his new team, but things would look similar to his struggles in Oakland if he doesn't have a clean pocket.
Cooper, an All-American and first-team All-ACC selection as a senior, also immediately improves Arizona's running game, which will provide some much-needed relief for the aging Palmer.
Rams No. 8 pick - WR Tavon Austin (West Virginia)
The guy is a playmaker. Period. Jeff Fisher made a bold trade to go after Austin and finally gave Sam Bradford a big-play option in the passing game. A few years ago, a 5'7" receiver going in the top 10 might have been impossible, but with Austin's multidimensional skill set as a receiver and special teams contributor, the Rams made the right choice to trade up.
Jets No. 9 pick - CB Dee Milliner (Alabama)
For the Jets, they swapped a recovering Darrelle Revis for Dee Milliner and a first-round pick. Milliner, who caused a lot of ruckus in days leading up to the draft due to previous injuries, is a cover corner that could have his very own island in a couple years.
If Revis has a hard time in Tampa Bay and Milliner stays healthy, the Jets new general manager John Idzik may look like a genius when all is said and done.
Titans No. 10 pick - OG Chance Warmack (Alabama)
For those counting, that's two Alabama prospects drafted in the top 10. What is Nick Saban feeding these guys? Chance Warmack is the "other" big guard in the draft and if I'm Chris Johnson, I'm celebrating (big time) after the selection of Warmack. Crimson Tide stars like Trent Richardson and Mark Ingram may get all of the fame and glory, but the ridiculously consistent play of Warmack is one of the main reasons they were so dominant.
I love the pick, but the selection of Warmack adds another dominant offensive linemen to the AFC South that the Colts will have to deal with. Boooooo.
|#||Round 1 - Team||Player||Pos.||School|
|1||Kansas City Chiefs||Eric Fisher||OT||Central Michigan|
|2||Jacksonville Jaguars||Luke Joeckel||OT||Texas A&M|
|3||Miami Dolphins (from OAK)||Dion Jordan||DE||Oregon|
|4||Philadelphia Eagles||Lane Johnson||OT||Oklahoma|
|5||Detroit Lions||Ziggy Ansah||DE||BYU|
|6||Cleveland Browns||Barkevious Mingo||DE||LSU|
|7||Arizona Cardinals||Jonathon Cooper||OG||North Carolina|
|8||St. Louis Rams (from BUF)||Tavon Austin||WR||WVU|
|9||New York Jets||Dee Milliner||CB||Alabama|
|10||Tennessee Titans||Chance Warmack||OG||Alabama|
|11||San Diego Chargers|
|12||Oakland Raiders (from MIA)|
|13||New York Jets (from TB)|
|15||New Orleans Saints|
|16||Buffalo Bills (from STL)|
|19||New York Giants|
|22||St. Louis Rams (from WAS)|
|25||Minnesota Vikings (from SEA)|
|26||Green Bay Packers|
|29||New England Patriots|
|31||San Francisco 49ers|