Bears get Te'o in post-UFA mock draft
The Ravens have lost a good chunk of their Super Bowl championship team, and the turnstile in Miami that has drastically changed the look of the Dolphins.
Major additions have made by the Lions, Colts, Eagles, Browns, Rams and even the Bears and Broncos different teams.
All of that will affect how the draft plays out, so here’s an updated forecast of what the first round might look like.
1. Chiefs, DT Star Lotulelei, Utah – Tagged OT Brandon Albert.
2. Jaguars, OT Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M – Safe pick.
3. Raiders, DT Sharrif Floyd, Florida – Lost UFA Desmond Bryant.
4. Eagles, OT Eric Fisher,CMU – Added defense in UFA.
5. Lions, CB Dee Milliner, Alabama – Continue DB makeover.
6. Browns, OG Chance Warmack, Alabama – Added defense in UFA.
7. Cardinals, QB Matt Barkley, USC – A desperate but necessary reach.
8. Bills, OG Jonathan Cooper, NC – Replacement for Levitre.
9. Jets, OLB Dion Jordan, Oregon – Need pass-rush help.
10. Titans, OT Lane Johnson, Oklahoma – Keeping with OL improvement.
11. Chargers, LB Jarvis Jones, Georgia – Need impact players on D.
12. Dolphins, CB Xavier Rhodes, FSU – Sean Smith’s replacement.
13. Bucs, DE Ezekiel Ansah, BYU – Gambling on greatness.
14. Panthers, WR Cordarrelle Patterson, Tenn. – Steve Smith is 34.
15. Saints, LB Barkevious Mingo – Always in need of defense.
16. Rams, LB Alec Ogletree, Georgia – Talent outweighs character concerns.
17. Steelers, WR Keenan Allen, Cal – Mike Wallace’s replacement.
18. Cowboys, DT Sheldon Richardson, Mo. – Need more DL’s in new 4-3.
19. Giants, OLB Damontre Moore, A&M – LB an annual need for them.
20. Bears, MLB Manti Te’o, Notre Dame – LB now a desperate need.
21. Bengals, RB Eddie Lacy, Alabama – Could also go DE.
22. Rams, OT D.J. Fluker, Alabama – Bookend for OLT Jake Long.
23. Vikings, WR Tavon Austin, W. Va. – Their new Percy Harvin.
24. Colts, DE Bjoern Werner, FSU – Without Freeney they’d need a rush.
25. Vikings, TE Tyler Eifert, Notre Dame – Another weapon for whoever QB is.
26. Packers, DT Sylvester Williams, NC – They can wait for a RB.
27. Texans, S Kenny Vaccaro, Texas – Defense dinged in UFA.
28. Broncos, DE Datone Jones, UCLA – Dumervil loss would be huge.
29. Patriots, WR Justin Hunter, Tenn. – Brady needs more weapons.
30. Falcons, CB Jonathan Banks, Miss. St. – Secondary needs new blood.
31. 49ers, DT Jonathan Hankins, Ohio St. – They can take best available.
32. Ravens, S Matt Elam, Florida – Ed Reed laves gaping hole.