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2014 NFL Draft Needs and Potential Fits for Every NFL Team

Matt MillerNFL Draft Lead WriterNovember 6, 2013

2014 NFL Draft Needs and Potential Fits for Every NFL Team

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    Throughout the season, NFL teams are doing self-evaluations to determine which positions need an upgrade, which need more depth and which are strong headed into the offseason.

    At Bleacher Report, we're doing the same thing.

    Each team's roster has been scouted over the course of the first half of the NFL season with an eye on where improvements can be made. For some teams, it's a key free agent they must re-sign. For others, it's a lack of talent or youth at a certain position.

    The following look at team needs is based on the roster as it stands today, with pending free agents taken into account. And personnel fits are based on the current coaching staff. There will obviously be coaching changes that alter those fits, and the list will be updated accordingly.

Buffalo Bills

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    The first year of the Doug Whaley/Doug Marrone marriage has been a good one. The Bills are competitive on both sides of the ball, and their young talent is flourishing.

    Once the team gets first-round quarterback EJ Manuel back from injury, we'll see one of the best draft classes from 2013 on the field.

    Whaley and Marrone put together an epic 2013 draft. If they can do that again in 2014 by filling out the holes below, they'll be a playoff team in no time.

     

    Left Guard

    Current players: Doug Legursky, Mark Asper

    Best fit: Cyril Richardson, Baylor (Round 1); Zack Martin, Notre Dame (Round 2); Anthony Steen, Alabama (Round 3)

     

    Right Tackle

    Current players: Erik Pears, Thomas Welch

    Best fit: Taylor Lewan, Michigan (Round 1); James Hurst, North Carolina (Round 2); Seantrel Henderson, Miami (Round 4)

     

    Outside Linebacker

    Current players: Manny Lawson, Nigel Bradham, Ty Powell, Jamaal Westerman

    Best fit: Khalil Mack, Buffalo (Round 1); Ryan Shazier, Ohio State (Round 1); Kyle Van Noy, BYU (Round 2)

     

    Free Safety

    Current players: Jairus Byrd (franchise tag), Da'Norris Searcy, Duke Williams

    Best fit: Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix, Alabama (Round 1); Dion Bailey, USC (Round 3)

     

    Strong Safety

    Current players: Aaron Williams, Jim Leonhard

    Best fit: Craig Loston, LSU (Round 2); Ahmad Dixon, Baylor (Round 4)

Miami Dolphins

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    The Miami Dolphins currently have bigger problems than the offseason, but general manager Jeff Ireland has to try and weather the internal turmoil while keeping his scouts focused on the upcoming draft.

    The Dolphins spent money freely last offseason, adding Mike Wallace, Dannell Ellerbe, Brent Grimes, Philip Wheeler and others to the roster. A quick turnaround was anticipated, but it hasn't come just yet. While the defense looks better, the offense has struggled thanks to the league's worst pass protection.

    Ireland must worry about fixing the chemistry in his locker room and improving the talent assembled in it.

     

    Left Tackle

    Current players: Bryant McKinnie, Will Yeatman, Jonathan Martin

    Best fit: Jake Matthews, Texas A&M (Round 1); Taylor Lewan, Michigan (Round 1); Antonio Richardson, Tennessee (Round 1)

     

    Left Guard

    Current players: Nate Garner, Dallas Thomas, Richie Incognito

    Best fit: Gabe Jackson, Miss. State (Round 2); Zack Martin, Notre Dame (Round 2); Ryan Groy, Wisconsin (Round 5)

     

    Right Tackle

    Current players: Tyson Clabo (free agent), Nate Garner

    Best fit: Cyrus Kouandjio, Alabama (Round 1); Jack Mewhort, Ohio State (Round 4); Seantrel Henderson, Miami (Round 4)

     

    Tight End

    Current players: Charles Clay, Dion Sims, Michael Egnew

    Best fit: Eric Ebron, UNC (Round 1); Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Washington (Round 2); C.J. Fiedorowicz, Iowa (Round 3)

     

    Defensive Tackle

    Current Players: Randy Starks (free agent), Paul Soliai (free agent), Jared Odrick, Isaako Aaitui

    Best Fits: Will Sutton, Arizona State (Round 1); Anthony Johnson, LSU (Round 2); Dominique Easley, Florida (Round 3)

New England Patriots

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    Somehow, the New England Patriots are always contenders.

    Even though their draft classes and free-agent signings haven't been amazing over the last few seasons, Bill Belichick always finds diamonds in the rough, like defensive tackle Chris Jones. Adding those draft steals in with solid first-rounders like Jerod Mayo, Chandler Jones and one of the game's best offensive lines is what allows Tom Brady to continue driving this team to 10 wins each season.

    As Brady ages, the Patriots will look to load up for another title run. They're close, but adding playmakers at wide receiver and patching holes in the offensive line are musts for this offseason.

     

    Wide Receiver

    Current players: Danny Amendola, Kenbrell Thompkins, Julian Edelman (free agent), Aaron Dobson, Josh Boyce

    Best fit: Jordan Matthews, Vanderbilt (Round 1); Brandon Coleman, Rutgers (Round 2); Brandin Cooks, Oregon State (Round 2); DeVante Parker, Louisville (Round 3)

     

    Tight End

    Current players: Rob Gronkowski, Michael Hoomanawanui (free agent), Matthew Mulligan (free agent)

    Best fit: Jace Amaro, Texas Tech (Round 1); Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Washington (Round 2); Colt Lyerla, Oregon (Round 6)

     

    Center

    Current players: Ryan Wendell (free agent), Chris Barker

    Best fit: Hroniss Grasu, Oregon (Round 2); Travis Swanson, Arkansas (Round 3)

     

    Right Guard

    Current players: Dan Connolly, Will Svitek (free agent)

    Best fit: Cyril Richardson, Baylor (Round 1); Gabe Jackson, Miss. State (Round 2); Zack Martin, Notre Dame (Round 2)

     

    Nose Tackle

    Current players: Vince Wilfork, Isaac Sopoaga

    Best fit: Louis Nix, Notre Dame (Round 1); DaQuan Jones, Penn State (Round 3); Danny Shelton, Washington (Round 4)

New York Jets

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    The New York Jets hired general manager John Idzik to remake this team, and he's done a good job. Rookies Sheldon Richardson and Geno Smith are playing excellent football, and head coach Rex Ryan has moved himself from the hot seat to the Coach of the Year ballot.

    Taking over the division will mean beating the New England Patriots, though.

    To get to that point, they have to find better offensive playmakers and a more consistent presence on defense outside of the front three.

     

    Wide Receiver

    Current players: Stephen Hill, Jeremy Kerley, Josh Cribbs (free agent), David Nelson, Santonio Holmes, Greg Salas (free agent)

    Best fit: Sammy Watkins, Clemson (Round 1); Marqise Lee, USC (Round 1); Allen Robinson, Penn State (Round 2)

     

    Left Guard

    Current players: Brian Winters, Vladimir Ducasse (free agent)

    Best fit: Gabe Jackson, Miss. State (Round 2); Zack Martin, Notre Dame (Round 2); Ryan Groy, Wisconsin (Round 5)

     

    Right Guard

    Current players: Willie Colon (free agent), William Campbell

    Best fit: Cyril Richardson, Baylor (Round 1); Gabe Jackson, Miss. State (Round 2); Zack Martin, Notre Dame (Round 2)

     

    Outside Linebacker

    Current players: Quinton Coples, Calvin Pace (free agent), Garrett McIntyre (free agent), Antwan Barnes

    Best fit: Anthony Barr, UCLA (Round 1); Khalil Mack, Buffalo (Round 1); Adrian Hubbard, Alabama (Round 2)

     

    Cornerback

    Current players: Antonio Cromartie, Kyle Wilson, Dee Milliner, Darrin Walls (free agent), Isaiah Trufant (free agent)

    Best fit: Justin Gilbert, Oklahoma State (Round 2); Kyle Fuller, Virginia Tech (Round 2); Marcus Roberson, Florida (Round 3)

Baltimore Ravens

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    One year removed from a Super Bowl title, the Baltimore Ravens are clearly in reloading mode.

    The roster didn't need to be completely overhauled, but general manager Ozzie Newsome has his work cut out for him. Thankfully, combined with Eric DeCosta, the Ravens have the best front office in the game. 

    Patience was the key word last offseason, but in the 2014 draft and free-agent period, look for the Ravens to be aggressive about re-signing key players and identifying draft picks who can step into starting roles from Day 1.

     

    Wide Receiver

    Current players: Torrey Smith, Jacoby Jones (free agent), Marlon Brown, Tandon Doss, Brandon Stokley

    Best fit: Mike Evans, Texas A&M (Round 1); Jarvis Landry, LSU (Round 2); Jared Abbrederis, Wisconsin (Round 4)

     

    Tight End

    Current players: Dennis Pitta (free agent), Ed Dickson (free agent), Dallas Clark (free agent)

    Best fit: Jace Amaro, Texas Tech (Round 1); Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Washington (Round 2); Marcel Jensen, Fresno State (Round 4)

     

    Offensive Tackle

    Current players: Eugene Monroe (free agent), Michael Oher (free agent)

    Best fit: Jake Matthews, Texas A&M (Round 1); Taylor Lewan, Michigan (Round 1); Cyrus Kouandjio, Alabama (Round 1)

     

    Center

    Current players: Gino Gradkowski, A.Q. Shipley

    Best fit: Hroniss Grasu, Oregon (Round 2); Travis Swanson, Arkansas (Round 3)

     

    Inside Linebacker

    Current players: Josh Bynes (free agent), Arthur Brown, Daryl Smith (free agent), Albert McClellan

    Best fit: Shayne Skov, Stanford (Round 2); A.J. Johnson, Tennessee (Round 2); Chris Borland, Wisconsin (Round 2)

Cincinnati Bengals

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    The Cincinnati Bengals are a healthy roster away from contending for a Super Bowl, but the front office isn't done patching holes and upgrading the talent at key positions.

    While this is Andy Dalton's team, the Bengals can't be afraid to draft a solid backup to learn behind the starter. There is a great nucleus on defense, but misses in the secondary (Dre Kirkpatrick) and the age of starters Terence Newman and Adam Jones make the cornerback spot a priority in the draft.

     

    Quarterback

    Current players: Andy Dalton, Josh Johnson

    Best fit: Aaron Murray, Georgia (Round 3); AJ McCarron, Alabama (Round 4); David Fales, San Jose State (Round 4)

     

    Nose Tackle

    Current players: Domata Peko, Kheeston Randall

    Best fit: Louis Nix, Notre Dame (Round 1); Daniel McCullers, Tennessee (Round 3); Ryan Carrethers, Arkansas State (Round 5)

     

    Inside Linebacker

    Current players: Rey Maualuga, Vincent Rey (free agent)

    Best fit: Shayne Skov, Stanford (Round 2); Chris Borland, Wisconsin (Round 2); Lamin Barrow, LSU (Round 4)

     

    Cornerback

    Current players: Leon Hall, Adam Jones, Terence Newman, Dre Kirkpatrick, Brandon Ghee (free agent), Chris Lewis-Harris

    Best fit: Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, Oregon (Round 1); Aaron Colvin, Oklahoma (Round 2); Quandre Diggs, Texas (Round 4)

     

    Safety

    Current players: Reggie Nelson, George Iloka, Shawn Williams, Chris Crocker (free agent)

    Best fit: Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix, Alabama (Round 1); Craig Loston, LSU (Round 2); Lamarcus Joyner, FSU (Round 3)

Cleveland Browns

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    With two first-round picks in this year's draft, the Cleveland Browns are in a great position to fix an offense that's embarrassing to watch at times.

    Let's hope they do better than the previous regime did with their two first-rounders in 2012. They added Brandon Weeden and Trent Richardson that year—two picks that continue to keep the team down.

    This time around, the Browns must make the right decision regarding a quarterback. The trouble is that they've won enough games to likely be out of the race for Teddy Bridgewater or Marcus Mariota. Barring a trade up for a quarterback, the Browns could once again be on the outside looking in as the elite quarterbacks come off the board.

     

    Quarterback

    Current players: Jason Campbell, Brandon Weeden, Brian Hoyer

    Best fit: Teddy Bridgewater, Louisville (Round 1); Marcus Mariota, Oregon (Round 1); Derek Carr, Fresno State (Round 1); Zach Mettenberger, LSU (Round 1); Tajh Boyd, Clemson (Round 1)

     

    Running Back

    Current players: Willis McGahee (free agent), Fozzy Whittaker, Chris Ogbonnaya

    Best fit: Marion Grice, Arizona State (Round 2); Lache Seastrunk, Baylor (Round 2); Bishop Sankey, Washington (Round 3)

     

    Wide Receiver

    Current players: Greg Little, Josh Gordon, Travis Benjamin, Davone Bess, Brian Tyms, Armanti Edwards

    Best fit: Sammy Watkins, Clemson (Round 1); Marqise Lee, USC (Round 1); Mike Evans, Texas A&M (Round 1); Allen Robinson, Penn State (Round 2)

     

    Guard

    Current players: John Greco, Shawn Lauvao (free agent), Oniel Cousins (free agent), Garrett Gilkey, Jason Pinkston

    Best fit: Gabe Jackson, Miss. State (Round 2); Zack Martin, Notre Dame (Round 2); Chris Burnette, Georgia (Round 4)

     

    Inside Linebacker

    Current players: Craig Robertson (free agent), D'Qwell Jackson, Tank Carder, Darius Eubanks

    Best fit: A.J. Johnson, Tennessee (Round 2), Max Bullough, Michigan State (Round 5), Andrew Jackson, Western Kentucky (Round 5)

Pittsburgh Steelers

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    Barring a crazy second-half comeback by the Pittsburgh Steelers, the team will miss the playoffs for the second straight season. That hasn't happened since the 1999-2000 seasons.

    To get back on top, general manager Kevin Colbert must accept reality and start replacing bad picks and aging players.

    That will start at safety, where both Troy Polamalu and Ryan Clark need to be replaced. From there, Colbert can focus on adding a true starter at left tackle and making sense of a wide receiver corps that's likely to be blown up in free agency.

    A high draft pick is a rare thing in Pittsburgh, but the front office could guarantee future success if they hit on this draft class.

     

    Wide Receiver

    Current players: Emmanuel Sanders (free agent), Antonio Brown, Markus Wheaton, Jerricho Cotchery (free agent), Derek Moye

    Best fit: Jarvis Landry, LSU (Round 2); Paul Richardson, Colorado (Round 2); Donte Moncrief, Ole Miss (Round 3)

     

    Left Tackle

    Current players: Kelvin Beachum, Mike Adams, Levi Brown (IR)

    Best fit: Jake Matthews, Texas A&M (Round 1); Taylor Lewan, Michigan (Round 1); Antonio Richardson, Tennessee (Round 1)

     

    Defensive End

    Current players: Cameron Heyward, Ziggy Hood (free agent), Brett Keisel (free agent), Al Woods (free agent)

    Best fit: Stephon Tuitt, Notre Dame (Round 1); Ra'Shede Hageman, Minnesota (Round 2); Ed Stinson, Alabama (Round 3)

     

    Cornerback

    Current players: Cortez Allen, Ike Taylor, Curtis Brown, William Gay, DeMarcus Van Dyke

    Best fit: Jason Verrett, TCU (Round 1); Justin Gilbert, Oklahoma State (Round 2); Loucheiz Purifoy, Florida (Round 3)

     

    Safety

    Current players: Troy Polamalu, Ryan Clark (free agent), Shamarko Thomas, Robert Golden, Will Allen

    Best fit: Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix, Alabama (Round 1); Dion Bailey, USC (Round 3); Tre Boston, UNC (Round 4)

Houston Texans

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    The first question general manager Rick Smith must answer this offseason is whether or not he has his quarterback of the future in Case Keenum. The second-year quarterback has been a spark plug for the offense, but can he sustain that success once defenses are planning for him?

    If Keenum isn't the guy, the Texans must seriously consider drafting a quarterback in Round 1. Even if Keenum is thought to be the answer, adding a quarterback to compete behind him is a smart move.

     

    Quarterback

    Current players: Case Keenum, Matt Schaub, T.J. Yates

    Best fit: Tajh Boyd, Clemson (Round 1); Derek Carr, Fresno State (Round 1); David Fales, San Jose State (Round 3)

     

    Guard

    Current players: Wade Smith (free agent), Brandon Brooks, Ben Jones, Cody White

    Best fit: Zack Martin, Notre Dame (Round 2); Anthony Steen, Alabama (Round 3); Chris Burnette, Georgia (Round 4)

     

    Right Tackle

    Current players: Derek Newton, Andrew Gardner (free agent)

    Best fit: Cameron Erving, FSU (Round 1); Cedric Ogbuehi, Texas A&M (Round 2); Billy Turner, North Dakota State (Round 6)

     

    Outside Linebacker

    Current players: Whitney Mercilus, Brooks Reed, Bryan Braman (free agent), Tavares Gooden (free agent)

    Best fit: Anthony Barr, UCLA (Round 1); Adrian Hubbard, Alabama (Round 2); Christian Jones, FSU (Round 2); Prince Shembo, Notre Dame (Round 5)

     

    Safety

    Current players: Ed Reed, Shiloh Keo, Eddie Pleasant, D.J. Swearinger

    Best fit: Craig Loston, LSU (Round 2); Deone Bucannon, Washington St. (Round 3); Ahmad Dixon, Baylor (Round 4)

Indianapolis Colts

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    The Indianapolis Colts have a quarterback with the talent to take them to a Super Bowl—but do they have the team around him to win one?

    Ryan Grigson traded the team's first-round pick to Cleveland for running back Trent Richardson in a move that hasn't exactly panned out yet. The Colts will move forward with no first-round pick and a roster that's in need of playmakers at wide receiver and retooling along both lines.

     

    Wide Receiver

    Current players: Reggie Wayne (IR), T.Y. Hilton, Darrius Heyward-Bey (free agent), LaVon Brazill, David Reed, Griff Whalen

    Best fit: Jarvis Landry, LSU (Round 2); Brandin Cooks, Oregon State (Round 2); DeVante Parker, Louisville (Round 3)

     

    Guard

    Current players: Hugh Thornton, Mike McGlynn, Joe Reitz (free agent) 

    Best fit: Zack Martin, Notre Dame (Round 2); Xavier Su'a-Filo, UCLA (Round 3); Ryan Groy, Wisconsin (Round 5)

     

    Defensive End

    Current players: Cory Redding, Ricky Jean-Francois, Ricardo Matthews (free agent), Fili Moala (free agent), Montori Hughes 

    Best fit: Ra'Shede Hageman, Minnesota (Round 2); Daniel McCullers, Tennessee (Round 3); Taylor Hart, Oregon (Round 3)

     

    Inside Linebacker

    Current players: Jerrell Freeman, Pat Angerer (free agent), Kavell Conner (free agent), Mario Harvey, Kelvin Sheppard

    Best fit: Chris Borland, Wisconsin (Round 2); A.J. Johnson, Tennessee (Round 2); Max Bullough, Michigan State (Round 4)

     

    Free Safety

    Current players: LaRon Landry, Sergio Brown, Delano Howell

    Best fit: Lamarcus Joyner, FSU (Round 2); Dion Bailey, USC (Round 3); Ty Zimmerman, Kansas State (Round 5)

Jacksonville Jaguars

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    This one is easy: draft a quarterback!

    The Jacksonville Jaguars are in good hands with owner Shad Khan, general manager Dave Caldwell and head coach Gus Bradley, but this roster lacks talent at almost every position group. They can make the first step toward legitimacy by drafting a quarterback early.

    Once the team has a legitimate signal-caller, the other pieces will come into place more easily. Running backs, wide receivers and linemen are easier to evaluate when you trust the quarterback tasked with leading them.

    The Jaguars have a ton of needs, which will lead to "best player available" drafting, but Caldwell and Co. know what they're doing.

     

    Quarterback

    Current players: Blaine Gabbert, Chad Henne (free agent), Ricky Stanzi

    Best fit: Teddy Bridgewater, Louisville (Round 1); Marcus Mariota, Oregon (Round 1); Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M (Round 1)

     

    Running Back

    Current players: Maurice Jones-Drew (free agent), Justin Forsett, Jordan Todman (free agent), Denard Robinson

    Best fit: Marion Grice, Arizona State (Round 1); Melvin Gordon, Wisconsin (Round 2); Charles Sims, West Virginia (Round 3)

     

    Wide Receiver

    Current players: Cecil Shorts, Justin Blackmon (suspended), Ace Sanders, Stephen Burton, Stephen Williams, Kerry Taylor, Mike Brown

    Best fit: De'Anthony Thomas, Oregon (Round 1); Brandin Cooks, Oregon State (Round 2); Kasen Williams, Washington (Round 3)

     

    Right Tackle

    Current players: Austin Pasztor (free agent), Sam Young (free agent)

    Best fit: La'el Collins, LSU (Round 2); Jack Mewhort, Ohio State (Round 4); Seantrel Henderson, Miami (Round 4)

     

    Left Defensive End

    Current players: Tyson Alualu, Jeremy Mincey

    Best fit: Michael Sam, Missouri (Round 2); Vic Beasley, Clemson (Round 2); Jackson Jeffcoat, Texas (Round 2)

Tennessee Titans

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    Is Jake Locker your quarterback of the future?

    If the answer to that is "yes," the Titans can spend a first-round pick on protecting him for the long term. If "no," the team might want to take a look at some mid-round options for development.

    The good news is that Locker has been much improved this season and should continue to improve over the coming seasons.

    That means replacing upcoming free agents at left and right tackle while making sure the defense doesn't let talent go unreplaced in free agency.

     

    Quarterback

    Current players: Jake Locker, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Rusty Smith (free agent)

    Best fit: Aaron Murray, Georgia (Round 3); David Fales, San Jose State (Round 3); Jimmy Garoppolo, Eastern Illinois (Round 5)

     

    Left Tackle

    Current players: Michael Roos (free agent 2015), Mike Otto (free agent)

    Best fit: Jake Matthews, Texas A&M (Round 1); Taylor Lewan, Michigan (Round 1); Cameron Erving, FSU (Round 1)

     

    Right Tackle

    Current players: David Stewart (free agent 2015), Byron Stingily

    Best fit: James Hurst, UNC (Round 2); Cedric Ogbuehi, Texas A&M (Round 2); Jack Mewhort, Ohio State (Round 4)

     

    Defensive End

    Current players: Derrick Morgan, Ropati Pitoitua (free agent), Kamerion Wimbley, Karl Klug, Lavar Edwards

    Best fit: Trent Murphy, Stanford (Round 1); Michael Sam, Missouri (Round 1); Chris Smith, Arkansas (Round 3) 

     

    Cornerback

    Current players: Alterraun Verner (free agent), Jason McCourty, Coty Sensabaugh, Tommie Campbell, Blidi Wreh-Wilson

    Best fit: Jason Verrett, TCU (Round 1); Bradley Roby, Ohio State (Round 1); Aaron Colvin, Oklahoma (Round 2)

Denver Broncos

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    The Denver Broncos are currently built for short-term success. The team has built a roster aimed at getting Peyton Manning to a Super Bowl.

    What John Elway and John Fox must accomplish is adding talent for today while ensuring the team will be competitive tomorrow.

    The key to that is drafting for the current needs while anticipating future needs. Taking a page out of that playbook, the Broncos can manage to stay competitive now and not sacrifice their future.

     

    Running back

    Current players: Knowshon Moreno, Ronnie Hillman, Montee Ball, C.J. Anderson

    Best fit: Lache Seastrunk, Baylor (Round 2); Bishop Sankey, Washington (Round 3); George Atkinson III, Notre Dame (Round 5)

     

    Defensive End

    Current players: Derek Wolfe, Shaun Phillips (free agent), Malik Jackson, Robert Ayers (free agent)

    Best fit: Trent Murphy, Stanford (Round 1); Michael Sam, Missouri (Round 1); Jackson Jeffcoat, Texas (Round 2)

     

    Defensive Tackle

    Current players: Kevin Vickerson, Terrance Knighton, Sylvester Williams, Mitch Unrein (free agent)

    Best fit: Will Sutton, Arizona State (Round 1); Dominique Easley, Florida (Round 2); Timmy Jernigan, FSU (Round 3)

     

    Inside Linebacker

    Current players: Wesley Woodyard (free agent), Paris Lenon (free agent)

    Best fit: Chris Borland, Wisconsin (Round 2); Lamin Barrow, LSU (Round 3)

     

    Cornerback

    Current players: Champ Bailey, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (free agent), Chris Harris (free agent), Tony Carter (free agent), Kayvon Webster, Quentin Jammer (free agent)

    Best fit: Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, Oregon (Round 1); Bradley Roby, Ohio State (Round 1); Marcus Roberson, Florida (Round 2)

Kansas City Chiefs

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    Worst-to-first came quickly for the Kansas City Chiefs, but anyone looking at this roster the past few years saw the talent. Now it's up to John Dorsey and Andy Reid to bring in the players needed to sustain this success.

    While the Chiefs defense has dominated, the offense has too often survived. Reid will look to add playmakers in the offseason.

     

    Quarterback

    Current players: Alex Smith (free agent 2015), Chase Daniel, Tyler Bray

    Best fit: Aaron Murray, Georgia (Round 3); AJ McCarron, Alabama (Round 3); David Fales, San Jose State (Round 3)

     

    Wide Receiver

    Current players: Dwayne Bowe, Donnie Avery, Dexter McCluster (free agent), A.J. Jenkins, Chad Hall (free agent), Junior Hemingway

    Best fit: Marqise Lee, USC (Round 1); Jordan Matthews, Vanderbilt (Round 1); Allen Robinson, Penn State (Round 1)

     

    Tight End

    Current players: Anthony Fasano, Sean McGrath

    Best fit: C.J. Fiedorowicz, Iowa (Round 3); Xavier Grimble, USC (Round 4); Arthur Lynch, Georgia (Round 4)

     

    Defensive End

    Current players: Tyson Jackson (free agent), Mike DeVito, Allen Bailey, Anthony Toribio (free agent)

    Best fit: Stephon Tuitt, Notre Dame (Round 1); Taylor Hart, Oregon (Round 3); DeAndre Coleman, Cal (Round 5)

     

    Free Safety

    Current players: Kendrick Lewis, Husain Abdullah (free agent), Sanders Commings

    Best fit: Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix, Alabama (Round 1); Dion Bailey, USC (Round 3); Kenny Ladler, Vanderbilt (Round 5)

Oakland Raiders

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    The Oakland Raiders were supposed to be terrible this season, and yet here they are contending for a wild-card spot after nine weeks.

    Reggie McKenzie and Dennis Allen have done an underrated job here, and the decision to stick with quarterback Terrelle Pryor has paid off handsomely.

    Now the Raiders must build around Pryor. That starts by reshaping a defense that was bolstered by short-term free-agent signings last season. With a full deck of draft picks, the Raiders can address the immediate future of the depth chart more aggressively this time around.

     

    Right Tackle

    Current players: Tony Pashos (free agent), Matt McCants

    Best fit: Cyrus Kouandjio, Alabama (Round 1); James Hurst, UNC (Round 2); Cedric Ogbuehi, Texas A&M (Round 2)

     

    Defensive End

    Current players: Jason Hunter (free agent), Lamarr Houston (free agent), Jack Crawford, Ryan Robinson, Brian Sanford

    Best fit: Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina (Round 1); Trent Murphy, Stanford (Round 2); Jackson Jeffcoat, Texas (Round 2)

     

    Defensive Tackle

    Current players: Pat Sims, Vance Walker (free agent), Stacy McGee, Daniel Muir (free agent)

    Best fit: Will Sutton, Arizona State (Round 1); Anthony Johnson, LSU (Round 2); DaQuan Jones, Penn State (Round 3)

     

    Cornerback

    Current players: Mike Jenkins (free agent), Tracy Porter (free agent), D.J. Hayden, Phillip Adams (free agent), Chimdi Chekwa (free agent), Taiwan Jones

    Best fit: Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, Oregon (Round 1); Jason Verrett, TCU (Round 1); Justin Gilbert, Oklahoma State (Round 2)

     

    Safety

    Current players: Tyvon Branch, Charles Woodson (free agent), Brandian Ross (free agent), Usama Young (free agent)

    Best fit: Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix, Alabama (Round 1); Lamarcus Joyner, FSU (Round 2); Kenny Ladler, Vanderbilt (Round 5)

San Diego Chargers

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    The San Diego Chargers made major changes to the franchise after last season, firing head coach Norv Turner and general manager A.J. Smith. Mike McCoy and Tom Telesco are now in those roles, and both are doing well enough to have the Chargers in playoff contention.

    What's next?

    The front office must continue to fix the offensive line—and they can hope to find a few more D.J. Fluker-like prospects to do that. 

     

    Running Back

    Current players: Ryan Mathews, Ronnie Brown (free agent), Danny Woodhead

    Best fit: Marion Grice, Arizona State (Round 2); LaDarius Perkins, Miss. State (Round 5); George Atkinson III, Notre Dame (Round 5)

     

    Guard

    Current players: Chad Rinehart, Jeromey Clary, Johnnie Troutman, Rich Ohrnberger

    Best fit: Cyril Richardson, Baylor (Round 1); Anthony Steen, Alabama (Round 3); Brandon Thomas, Clemson (Round 5)

     

    Offensive Tackle

    Current players: King Dunlap, D.J. Fluker, Nick Becton, Mike Remmers

    Best fit: Taylor Lewan, Michigan (Round 1); Antonio Richardson, Tennessee (Round 1); Cameron Erving, FSU (Round 1)

     

    Outside Linebacker

    Current players: Jarret Johnson, Larry English, Dwight Freeney (IR), Melvin Ingram (IR), Thomas Keiser, Tourek Williams

    Best fit: Kyle Van Noy, BYU (Round 2); Christian Jones, FSU (Round 2), Jeremiah Attaochu, Georgia Tech (Round 3)

     

    Cornerback

    Current players: Derek Cox, Shareece Wright, Johnny Patrick, Richard Marshall, Crezdon Butler

    Best fit: Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, Oregon (Round 1); Jason Verrett, TCU (Round 1); Loucheiz Purifoy, Florida (Round 2)

Dallas Cowboys

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    The Dallas Cowboys currently sit atop the NFC East standings, but already Jerry Jones must be looking ahead to an offseason when he must make decisions about defensive end Anthony Spencer, Pro Bowl-caliber defensive tackle Jason Hatcher and the mess that is the Cowboys' guard play.

     

    Wide Receiver

    Current players: Dez Bryant, Terrance Williams, Miles Austin, Dwayne Harris, Cole Beasley

    Best fit: De'Anthony Thomas, Oregon (Round 1); Brandin Cooks, Oregon State (Round 2); Kasen Williams, Washington (Round 3)

     

    Guard

    Current players: Ronald Leary, Mackenzy Bernadeau, Brian Waters (free agent)

    Best fit: Cyril Richardson, Baylor (Round 1); Gabe Jackson, Miss. State (Round 2); Zack Martin, Notre Dame (Round 2)

     

    Defensive Tackle

    Current players: Jason Hatcher (free agent), Nick Hayden, Caesar Rayford, Drake Nevis (free agent)

    Best fit: Will Sutton, Arizona State (Round 1); Louis Nix, Notre Dame (Round 1); Danny Shelton, Washington (Round 3)

     

    Outside Linebacker

    Current players: Bruce Carter, Justin Durant, DeVonte Holloman, Ernie Sims (free agent), Everette Brown (free agent), Cameron Lawrence

    Best fit: Anthony Barr, UCLA (Round 1); Ryan Shazier, Ohio State (Round 1); Denzel Perryman, Miami (Round 3)

     

    Free Safety

    Current players: Barry Church, Jeff Heath, Jakar Hamilton

    Best fit: Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix, Alabama (Round 1); Lamarcus Joyner, FSU (Round 2); Dion Bailey, USC (Round 3)

New York Giants

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    A terrible start to the 2013 season by the New York Giants could be forgotten if they can keep their two-game winning streak alive.

    But looking forward to the offseason, this is a below-average roster with many holes to fill.

    What to do about free agent wide receiver Hakeem Nicks will be the most publicized decision, but general manager Jerry Reese must also look to fix the offensive and defensive lines. That could mean bringing Jadeveon Clowney to New York if the Giants are drafting in the top five.

     

    Wide Receiver

    Current players: Hakeem Nicks (free agent), Victor Cruz, Rueben Randle, Louis Murphy (free agent), Jerrel Jernigan

    Best fit: Sammy Watkins, Clemson (Round 1); Jarvis Landry, LSU (Round 2); Josh Huff, Oregon (Round 3)

     

    Tight End

    Current players: Brandon Myers (free agent), Bear Pascoe (free agent), Larry Donnell, Adrien Robinson

    Best fit: Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Washington (Round 2); C.J. Fiedorowicz, Iowa (Round 3); Marcel Jensen, Fresno State (Round 4)

     

    Guard

    Current players: Kevin Boothe (free agent), David Diehl (free agent), Brandon Mosley, James Brewer

    Best fit: Gabe Jackson, Miss. State (Round 2); Zack Martin, Notre Dame (Round 2); Xavier Su'a-Filo, UCLA (Round 3)

     

    Left Tackle

    Current players: Will Beatty, James Brewer

    Best fit: Jake Matthews, Texas A&M (Round 1); Taylor Lewan, Michigan (Round 1); James Hurst, UNC (Round 2)

     

    Defensive End

    Current players: Jason Pierre-Paul, Justin Tuck (free agent), Damontre Moore, Mathias Kiwanuka

    Best fit: Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina (Round 1); Michael Sam, Missouri (Round 2); Kareem Martin, UNC (Round 3)

Philadelphia Eagles

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    Nick Foles is red hot coming off a seven-touchdown performance against the Oakland Raiders, but is he the future at quarterback for this team?

    Foles is a good fit in Chip Kelly's offense thanks to his quick trigger and accuracy, but Kelly may be tempted to get one of two quarterbacks he's very familiar with in the 2014 draft: Marcus Mariota and Johnny Manziel.

    If the Eagles don't go quarterback early, look for the team to address the secondary after spending free-agent money there last offseason in a quick-fix attempt.

     

    Quarterback

    Current players: Nick Foles, Michael Vick (free agent), Matt Barkley

    Best fit: Marcus Mariota, Oregon (Round 1); Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M (Round 1); Keith Price, Washington (Round 5)

     

    Wide Receiver

    Current players: DeSean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin (free agent), Riley Cooper (free agent), Jason Avant, Damaris Johnson, Jeff Maehl, B.J. Cunningham, Arrelious Benn (free agent)

    Best fit: De'Anthony Thomas, Oregon (Round 1); Sammy Watkins, Clemson (Round 1); Kasen Williams, Washington (Round 3)

     

    Inside Linebacker

    Current players: DeMeco Ryans, Mychal Kendricks, Jake Knott, Casey Matthews, Najee Goode

    Best fit: A.J. Johnson, Tennessee (Round 2); Shayne Skov, Stanford (Round 2); Andrew Jackson, Western Kentucky (Round 5)

     

    Cornerback

    Current players: Bradley Fletcher, Cary Williams, Brandon Boykin, Curtis Marsh, Roc Carmichael

    Best fit: Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, Oregon (Round 1); Jason Verrett, TCU (Round 1); Bradley Roby, Ohio State (Round 1)

     

    Safety

    Current players: Patrick Chung, Nate Allen (free agent), Earl Wolff, Kurt Coleman (free agent), Colt Anderson (free agent)

    Best fit: Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix, Alabama (Round 1); Craig Loston, LSU (Round 2); Dion Bailey, USC (Round 3)

Washington Redskins

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    No first-round pick again this year for Washington; it's still paying St. Louis for the 2012 trade that allowed the team to draft quarterback Robert Griffin III.

    With salary-cap issues and limited draft picks, the Washington front office must hit on every pick if they want to return to the playoffs anytime soon.

     

    Wide Receiver

    Current players: Pierre Garcon, Josh Morgan, Aldrick Robinson (free agent), Leonard Hankerson, Santana Moss (free agent)

    Best fit: Donte Moncrief, Ole Miss (Round 3); DeVante Parker, Louisville (Round 3); Mike Davis, Texas (Round 4)

     

    Guard

    Current players: Kory Lichtensteiger, Josh LeRibeus, Chris Chester, Adam Gettis

    Best fit: Chris Burnette, Georgia (Round 5); Brandon Thomas, Clemson (Round 5); Ryan Groy, Wisconsin (Round 5)

     

    Defensive End

    Current players: Kedric Golston, Stephen Bowen, Jarvis Jenkins, Chris Baker (free agent)

    Best fit: Ra'Shede Hageman, Minnesota (Round 2); Dominique Easley, Florida (Round 2); Taylor Hart, Oregon (Round 3)

     

    Inside Linebacker

    Current players: London Fletcher (free agent), Perry Riley (free agent), Nick Barnett (free agent), Josh Hull (free agent)

    Best fit: Shayne Skov, Stanford (Round 2); Yawin Smallwood, UConn (Round 3); Max Bullough, Michigan State (Round 5)

     

    Cornerback

    Current players: DeAngelo Hall (free agent), Josh Wilson (free agent), E.J. Biggers (free agent), David Amerson, Jerome Murphy

    Best fit: Aaron Colvin, Oklahoma (Round 2); Kyle Fuller, Virginia Tech (Round 2); Darqueze Dennard, Michigan State (Round 3)

Chicago Bears

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    The Chicago Bears face one of the NFL's most decisive offseasons, and the decisions made there will determine the future of the franchise. 

    With quarterback Jay Cutler, defensive tackle Henry Melton and cornerback Charles Tillman all up for free agency, which players the team decides to keep will be telling. Whether Cutler is on the roster next year or not, a quarterback is needed. All three players currently on the roster are set to hit free agency.

     

    Quarterback

    Current players: Jay Cutler (free agent), Josh McCown (free agent), Jordan Palmer (free agent)

    Best fit: Derek Carr, Fresno State (Round 1); Aaron Murray, Georgia (Round 3); Stephen Morris, Miami (Round 5)

     

    Defensive Tackle

    Current players: Henry Melton (free agent), Corey Wootton (free agent), Stephen Paea, Landon Cohen, Christian Tupou

    Best fit: Will Sutton, Arizona State (Round 1); Anthony Johnson, LSU (Round 2); DaQuan Jones, Penn State (Round 3)

     

    Outside Linebacker

    Current players: Lance Briggs, James Anderson (free agent), Blake Costanzo (free agent), Khaseem Greene

    Best fit: Ryan Shazier, Ohio State (Round 1); Denzel Perryman, Miami (Round 3); Dee Ford, Auburn (Round 4)

     

    Cornerback

    Current players: Charles Tillman (free agent), Tim Jennings (free agent), Zack Bowman (free agent), Isaiah Frey, Sherrick McManis (free agent), Kelvin Hayden (free agent)

    Best fit: Jason Verrett, TCU (Round 1); Bradley Roby, Ohio State (Round 1); Aaron Colvin, Oklahoma (Round 2)

     

    Free Safety

    Current players: Chris Conte, Craig Steltz (free agent)

    Best fit: Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix, Alabama (Round 1); Lamarcus Joyner, FSU (Round 2); Dion Bailey, USC (Round 3)

Detroit Lions

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    The Detroit Lions spent years drafting in the top 10, and it's paid off nicely. The result is a roster loaded with talent at key positions like quarterback, wide receiver, defensive line and left tackle.

    Now that the players have had time to mature together, the Lions look like an NFC North contender.

    The work isn't done, though. Finding a threat opposite Calvin Johnson remains an issue, as does the right side of the offensive line. 

     

    Wide Receiver

    Current players: Calvin Johnson, Kris Durham (free agent), Kevin Ogletree (free agent), Micheal Spurlock (free agent), Nate Burleson, Jeremy Ross, Ryan Broyles (IR)

    Best fit: Marqise Lee, USC (Round 1); Paul Richardson, Colorado (Round 2); DeVante Parker, Louisville (Round 3)

     

    Left Guard

    Current players: Rob Sims, Leroy Harris

    Best fit: Cyril Richardson, Baylor (Round 1); Zack Martin, Notre Dame (Round 2); Jon Halapio, Florida (Round 5)

     

    Right Tackle

    Current players: Jason Fox (free agent), Corey Hilliard

    Best fit: Cyrus Kouandjio, Alabama (Round 1); Jack Mewhort, Ohio State (Round 4); Seantrel Henderson, Miami (Round 4)

     

    Outside Linebacker

    Current players: Ashlee Palmer, DeAndre Levy, Rocky McIntosh (free agent), Tahir Whitehead

    Best fit: Ryan Shazier, Ohio State (Round 1); Khalil Mack, Buffalo (Round 1); Kyle Van Noy, BYU (Round 2)

     

    Cornerback

    Current players: Chris Houston, Rashean Mathis (free agent), Bill Bentley, Darius Slay, Jonte Green

    Best fit: Bradley Roby, Ohio State (Round 1); Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, Oregon (Round 1); Jason Verrett, TCU (Round 1)

Green Bay Packers

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    The Green Bay Packers are a real threat to miss the playoffs this season. For that, we can thank injuries to Aaron Rodgers, Jermichael Finley and various offensive linemen and defenders throughout the season.

    The Packers haven't been healthy, and it's shown up on the field. 

    That's bad news for 2013, but a worse record means a higher draft pick. And that's something Ted Thompson could use to shore up holes on the roster.

     

    Quarterback

    Current players: Aaron Rodgers, Seneca Wallace (free agent), Scott Tolzien

    Best fit: Aaron Murray, Georgia (Round 3); David Fales, San Jose State (Round 3); Jimmy Garoppolo, Eastern Illinois (Round 6)

     

    Tight End

    Current players: Jermichael Finley (IR, free agent), Andrew Quarless (free agent), Ryan Taylor, Brandon Bostick, Jake Stoneburner

    Best fit: Jace Amaro, Texas Tech (Round 1); Eric Ebron, UNC (Round 1); Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Washington (Round 2)

     

    Nose Tackle

    Current players: Ryan Pickett (free agent), Josh Boyd

    Best fit: Louis Nix, Notre Dame (Round 1); Danny Shelton, Washington (Round 4); Ryan Carrethers, Arkansas State (Round 5)

     

    Defensive End

    Current players: B.J. Raji (free agent), Johnny Jolly (free agent), Mike Daniels, Mike Neal (free agent), C.J. Wilson (free agent), Datone Jones

    Best fit: Stephon Tuitt, Notre Dame (Round 1); Dominique Easley, Florida (Round 3); Deandre Coleman, Cal (Round 5)

     

    Inside Linebacker

    Current players: A.J. Hawk, Brad Jones, Jamari Lattimore

    Best fit: Chris Borland, Wisconsin (Round 2); Shayne Skov, Stanford (Round 2); Max Bullough, Michigan State (Round 4)

Minnesota Vikings

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    Three different quarterbacks have started for the Minnesota Vikings this season. Not one of them has shown enough to be handed the job moving forward.

    The Vikings should be spending a high first-round pick on a quarterback. In subsequent rounds, look for the front office to fill holes along the offensive and defensive lines. If they can focus on building a team around Adrian Peterson and the existing talent on defense, the turnaround could be swift in Minnesota.

     

    Quarterback

    Current players: Christian Ponder, Matt Cassel (free agent), Josh Freeman (free agent)

    Best fit: Teddy Bridgewater, Louisville (Round 1); Marcus Mariota, Oregon (Round 1); Tajh Boyd, Clemson (Round 1)

     

    Right Tackle

    Current players: Phil Loadholt, J'Marcus Webb (free agent)

    Best fit: Cyrus Kouandjio, Alabama (Round 1); Cedric Ogbuehi, Texas A&M (Round 2); Jack Mewhort, Ohio State (Round 4)

     

    Defensive End

    Current players: Jared Allen (free agent), Brian Robison, Everson Griffen (free agent)

    Best fit: Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina (Round 1); Michael Sam, Missouri (Round 2); Chris Smith, Arkansas (Round 3)

     

    Outside Linebacker

    Current players: Chad Greenway, Desmond Bishop (free agent), Marvin Mitchell (free agent), Gerald Hodges, Larry Dean (free agent)

    Best fit: Denzel Perryman, Miami (Round 3); Jeremiah Attaochu, Georgia Tech (Round 4); Carl Bradford, Arizona State (Round 4)

     

    Inside Linebacker

    Current players: Erin Henderson, Audie Cole, Michael Mauti

    Best fit: Chris Borland, Wisconsin (Round 2); Shayne Skov, Stanford (Round 2); Lamin Barrow, LSU (Round 4)

Atlanta Falcons

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    The Atlanta Falcons' fall from the No. 1 seed in the NFC to a two-win season at this point has been surprising. But when you step back and look at the many needs on this roster, it's easier to see that the Falcons' current roster isn't a good one.

    Getting healthy will help, but the team can't ignore many needs at running back, offensive line and defensive line.

     

    Running Back

    Current players: Steven Jackson, Jacquizz Rodgers, Jason Snelling, Antone Smith, Josh Vaughan

    Best fit: Marion Grice, Arizona State (Round 2); Lache Seastrunk, Baylor (Round 2); Melvin Gordon, Wisconsin (Round 2)

     

    Tight End

    Current players: Tony Gonzalez (free agent), Chase Coffman (free agent), Levine Toilolo

    Best fit: C.J. Fiedorowicz, Iowa (Round 3); Xavier Grimble, USC (Round 4); Arthur Lynch, Georgia (Round 4)

     

    Offensive Tackle

    Current players: Sam Baker, Jeremy Trueblood (free agent), Ryan Schraeder, Lamar Holmes, Mike Johnson (free agent)

    Best fit: Jake Matthews, Texas A&M (Round 1); Taylor Lewan, Michigan (Round 1); James Hurst, UNC (Round 2)

     

    Defensive End

    Current players: Jonathan Massaquoi, Osi Umenyiora, Cliff Matthews, Stansly Maponga, Malliciah Goodman

    Best fit: Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina (Round 1); Michael Sam, Missouri (Round 2); Trent Murphy, Stanford (Round 2)

     

    Defensive Tackle

    Current players: Corey Peters (free agent), Jonathan Babineaux (free agent), Peria Jerry (free agent), Travian Robertson

    Best fit: Anthony Johnson, LSU (Round 2); Dominique Easley, Florida (Round 3); DaQuan Jones, Penn State (Round 3)

Carolina Panthers

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    Don't look now, but the Carolina Panthers are one of the NFL's best teams after nine weeks.

    Head coach Ron Rivera has likely saved his job, but first-year general manager Dave Gettleman has some tough decisions ahead of him. What to do with Rivera is chief among them, but the team has priority free agents like defensive end Greg Hardy to re-sign and must focus on building up the talent around Cam Newton on offense.

     

    Wide Receiver

    Current players: Steve Smith, Brandon LaFell (free agent), Domenik Hixon (free agent), Ted Ginn (free agent), Tavarres King, Marvin McNutt

    Best fit: Sammy Watkins, Clemson (Round 1); Mike Evans, Texas A&M (Round 1); Allen Robinson, Penn State (Round 2)

     

    Offensive Tackle

    Current players: Jordan Gross (free agent), Byron Bell (free agent), Nate Chandler, Bruce Campbell (IR free agent)

    Best fit: Taylor Lewan, Michigan (Round 1); Cyrus Kouandjio, Alabama (Round 1); James Hurst, UNC (Round 2)

     

    Guard

    Current players: Travelle Wharton, Chris Scott (free agent), Geoff Hangartner (free agent), Amini Silatolu (IR)

    Best fit: Zack Martin, Notre Dame (Round 2); Xavier Su'a-Filo, UCLA (Round 3); Anthony Steen, Alabama (Round 3)

     

    Outside Linebacker

    Current players: Thomas Davis, Chase Blackburn, A.J. Klein, Jordan Senn (free agent), Jason Williams (free agent)

    Best fit: C.J. Mosley, Alabama (Round 1); Denzel Perryman, Miami (Round 3); Boseko Lokombo, Oregon (Round 4)

     

    Cornerback

    Current players: Josh Thomas, Captain Munnerlyn (free agent), Josh Norman, Drayton Florence (free agent), James Dockery (free agent), Melvin White

    Best fit: Jason Verrett, TCU (Round 1); Bradley Roby, Ohio State (Round 1); Antone Exum, Virginia Tech (Round 3)

New Orleans Saints

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    After missing the playoffs in 2012, the New Orleans Saints are back among the NFL's elite teams.

    They've been able to win games without elite talent at key positions like left tackle and outside linebacker. General manager Mickey Loomis will look to fill in those spots this spring.

     

    Offensive Tackle

    Current players: Charles Brown (free agent), Zach Strief (free agent), Terron Armstead, Bryce Harris (free agent)

    Best fit: Antonio Richardson, Tennessee (Round 1); James Hurst, UNC (Round 2); Sean Hickey, Syracuse (Round 3)

     

    Center

    Current players: Brian De La Puente (free agent), Tim Lelito

    Best fit: Hroniss Grasu, Oregon (Round 2); Travis Swanson, Arkansas (Round 3); Tyler Larsen, Utah State (Round 4)

     

    Outside Linebacker

    Current players: Junior Galette, Parys Haralson (free agent), Keyunta Dawson (free agent), Jonathan Vilma (free agent), Will Smith (IR), Victor Butler (IR)

    Best fit: Khalil Mack, Buffalo (Round 1); Adrian Hubbard, Alabama (Round 2); Prince Shembo, Notre Dame (Round 5)

     

    Inside Linebacker

    Current players: David Hawthorne, Curtis Lofton, Will Herring, Ramon Humber (free agent), Kevin Reddick

    Best fit: Shayne Skov, Stanford (Round 2); A.J. Johnson, Tennessee (Round 2); Max Bullough, Michigan State (Round 4)

     

    Cornerback

    Current players: Jabari Greer, Keenan Lewis, Corey White, Rod Sweeting, Patrick Robinson (IR)

    Best fit: Aaron Colvin, Oklahoma (Round 2); Loucheiz Purifoy, Florida (Round 2); Kyle Fuller, Virginia Tech (Round 2)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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    The winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers are not lacking in the talent department. Whoever is coaching this team in 2014 has pieces to work with on both sides of the ball, but the big question mark comes at quarterback.

    After releasing Josh Freeman, the team gave the ball to rookie Mike Glennon. He's played well, but the third-round pick isn't assured a starting job next season.

     

    Quarterback

    Current players: Mike Glennon, Dan Orlovsky (free agent)

    Best fit: Marcus Mariota, Oregon (Round 1); Teddy Bridgewater, Louisville (Round 1); Stephen Morris, Miami (Round 5)

     

    Tight End

    Current players: Tom Crabtree, Tim Wright

    Best fit: Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Washington (Round 2); Marcel Jensen, Fresno State (Round 4); Colt Lyerla, Oregon (Round 5)

     

    Right Guard

    Current players: Davin Joseph

    Best fit: Gabe Jackson, Miss. State (Round 2); Xavier Su'a-Filo, UCLA (Round 3); Anthony Steen, Alabama (Round 3)

     

    Defensive End

    Current players: Adrian Clayborn, Da'Quan Bowers, Daniel Te'o-Nesheim (free agent), Steven Means, William Gholston

    Best fit: Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina (Round 1); Michael Sam, Missouri (Round 2); Vic Beasley, Clemson (Round 2)

     

    Strong-Side Outside Linebacker

    Current players: Dekoda Watson (free agent), Jonathan Casillas (free agent)

    Best fit: Anthony Barr, UCLA (Round 1); C.J. Mosley, Alabama (Round 1); Boseko Lokombo, Oregon (Round 4) 

Arizona Cardinals

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    New general manager Steve Keim has been a breath of fresh air for the Arizona Cardinals, but he also has a ton of work ahead of him.

    First up, finding a true cornerstone left tackle around whom to build the offensive line.

    Keim spent a first-rounder on offensive guard Jon Cooper last season, and he may find himself spending another first-rounder on an offensive lineman. That is, if he's convinced Carson Palmer is the starting quarterback for 2014. The Cardinals are a team to keep an eye on as far as quarterbacks go.

     

    Quarterback

    Current players: Carson Palmer, Drew Stanton, Ryan Lindley

    Best fit: Zach Mettenberger, LSU (Round 1); Stephen Morris, Miami (Round 5); Logan Thomas, Virginia Tech (Round 7)

     

    Tight End

    Current players: Jim Dray, Rob Housler, Kory Sperry (free agent), Jake Ballard (free agent)

    Best fit: Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Washington (Round 2); C.J. Fiedorowicz, Iowa (Round 3); Marcel Jensen, Fresno State (Round 5)

     

    Left Tackle

    Current players: Bradley Sowell, Nate Potter

    Best fit: Taylor Lewan, Michigan (Round 1); Antonio Richardson, Tennessee (Round 1); Cyrus Kouandjio, Alabama (Round 1)

     

    Guard

    Current players: Daryn Colledge, Paul Fanaika, Earl Watford, Mike Gibson, Jon Cooper (IR)

    Best fit: Gabe Jackson, Miss. State (Round 2); Zack Martin, Notre Dame (Round 2); Brandon Thomas, Clemson (Round 5)

     

    Defensive End

    Current players: Calais Campbell, Darnell Dockett, Ronald Talley (free agent), Frostee Rucker (free agent)

    Best fit: Stephon Tuitt, Notre Dame (Round 1); Ra'Shede Hageman, Minnesota (Round 1); Dominique Easley, Florida (Round 3)

St. Louis Rams

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    The St. Louis Rams have an interesting decision to make this offseason regarding quarterback Sam Bradford. The team's former No. 1 overall pick played well while healthy, but he's once again injured.

    With just one year left on his deal, the Rams may want to start looking at adding a developmental quarterback behind Bradford.

    With two first-round picks this year, the Rams are once again in good position to play the board and walk away with a number of top players.

     

    Quarterback

    Current players: Sam Bradford (IR), Kellen Clemens (free agent), Austin Davis, Brady Quinn

    Best fit: Aaron Murray, Georgia (Round 3); AJ McCarron, Alabama (Round 4); David Fales, San Jose State (Round 4)

     

    Right Tackle

    Current players: Rodger Saffold (free agent), Joe Barksdale, Mike Person

    Best fit: Cyrus Kouandjio, Alabama (Round 1); Antonio Richardson, Tennessee (Round 1); Cedric Ogbuehi, Texas A&M (Round 2)

     

    Guard

    Current players: Chris Williams (free agent), Harvey Dahl, Shelley Smith (free agent)

    Best fit: Cyril Richardson, Baylor (Round 1); Gabe Jackson, Miss. State (Round 2); Zack Martin, Notre Dame (Round 2)

     

    Right Outside Linebacker

    Current players: Will Witherspoon (free agent), Jo-Lonn Dunbar (free agent), Daren Bates

    Best fit: C.J. Mosley, Alabama (Round 1); Ryan Shazier, Ohio State (Round 1); Denzel Perryman, Miami (Round 3)

     

    Cornerback

    Current players: Cortland Finnegan, Janoris Jenkins, Trumaine Johnson, Brandon McGee

    Best fit: Aaron Colvin, Oklahoma (Round 2); E.J. Gaines, Missouri (Round 3); Pierre Desir, Lindenwood (Round 4)

San Francisco 49ers

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    You could argue that the San Francisco 49ers have the NFL's best roster.

    To keep that title in 2014, general manager Trent Baalke must look at replacing four potential free agents at wide receiver and another four at cornerback.

    To keep their Super Bowl window open, the 49ers must lock up key contributors while trying to get a long-term deal done with quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

     

    Wide Receiver

    Current players: Michael Crabtree (IR), Mario Manningham (free agent), Anquan Boldin (free agent), Kyle Williams (free agent), Quinton Patton, Jonathan Baldwin, Kassim Osgood (free agent)

    Best fit: Mike Evans, Texas A&M (Round 1); Allen Robinson, Penn State (Round 1); DeVante Parker, Louisville (Round 3) 

     

    Center

    Current players: Jonathan Goodwin (free agent), Daniel Kilgore

    Best fit: Hroniss Grasu, Oregon (Round 3); Travis Swanson, Arkansas (Round 3); Bryan Stork, FSU (Round 5)

     

    Nose Tackle

    Current players: Glenn Dorsey, Quinton Dial, Ian Williams (IR)

    Best fit: Louis Nix, Notre Dame (Round 1); Danny Shelton, Washington (Round 3)

     

    Cornerback

    Current players: Carlos Rogers, Tarell Brown (free agent), Chris Culliver (IR), Tramaine Brock (free agent), Perrish Cox (free agent), Darryl Morris, Eric Wright (free agent)

    Best fit: Bradley Roby, Ohio State (Round 1); Marcus Roberson, Florida (Round 3); Deion Belue, Alabama (Round 5)

     

    Strong Safety

    Current players: Donte Whitner (free agent), Craig Dahl, Ray Ventrone

    Best fit: Craig Loston, LSU (Round 2); Deone Bucannon, Washington St. (Round 3); Ahmad Dixon, Baylor (Round 4)

Seattle Seahawks

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    The Seattle Seahawks are legitimate Super Bowl contenders. But to remain a top team in the NFC, they must be prepared for a major overhaul of the roster, especially at wide receiver, where their four most talented targets are all question marks due to health or contract.

    With an expected late first-round pick, the Seahawks will be focusing on these positions and players in the upcoming draft.

     

    Wide Receiver

    Current players: Sidney Rice (IR), Percy Harvin (IR), Doug Baldwin (free agent), Golden Tate (free agent), Bryan Walters, Jermaine Kearse, Ricardo Lockette

    Best fit: Jordan Matthews, Vanderbilt (Round 1); Jarvis Landry, LSU (Round 1); Allen Robinson, Penn State (Round 1)

     

    Tight End

    Current players: Zach Miller, Luke Willson, Anthony McCoy (IR free agent)

    Best fit: Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Washington (Round 1); Marcel Jensen, Fresno State (Round 4); Colt Lyerla, Oregon (Round 5)

     

    Guard

    Current players: James Carpenter, J.R. Sweezy, Lemuel Jeanpierre

    Best fit: Cyril Richardson, Baylor (Round 1); Gabe Jackson, Miss. State (Round 1); Zack Martin, Notre Dame (Round 1)

     

    Right Tackle

    Current players: Michael Bowie, Breno Giacomini (free agent)

    Best fit: James Hurst, UNC (Round 1); La'el Collins, LSU (Round 2); Sean Hickey, Syracuse (Round 3)

     

    Outside Linebacker

    Current players: K.J. Wright, Bruce Irvin, Michael Morgan (free agent), Malcolm Smith

    Best fit: Ryan Shazier, Ohio State (Round 1); Kyle Van Noy, BYU (Round 1); Boseko Lokombo, Oregon (Round 3)

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