With the draft here, so are NFL draft props. There are countless possibilities for how Thursday’s first round will go. Here are your predictions from NFLbetting.org.
1 Kansas City Chiefs— Eric Fischer, OT Central Michigan
Question the marginal value of upgrading from Branden Albert, but the Chiefs should get a stud tackle in Fischer.
2 Jacksonville Jaguars—Dion Jordan, OLB Oregon
Jordan should bring athleticism and pass rush ability to a talent-depleted Jaguars defense.
3 Oakland Raiders—Shariff Floyd, DT Florida
Reggie McKenzie could go a number of directions in his Oakland reclamation project; Floyd would make the Raiders instantly better up front.
4 Philadelphia Eagles—Star Lotulelei, DT Utah
Kelly may have a hard time passing up Fischer if he is available here, but Lotulelei would give the Eagles an important piece to a transitioning defense.
5 Detroit Lions— Luke Joeckel, OT Texas A&M
Detroit will possibly look to trade up to land Joeckel, but will likely look to take a tackle here.
6 Cleveland Browns—Dee Milliner, CB Alabama
This has become a popular pick, but the Browns have been fairly predictable the last few years and would likely have an elite corner tandem.
7 Arizona Cardinals—Jonathan Cooper, OG North Carolina
Arizona continues to need help on the offensive line. With a number of options left, Cooper could very well be atop their board.
8 Buffalo Bills—Geno Smith, QB West Virginia
The Syracuse connections have made Ryan Nassib a popular pick for the Bills, but Buffalo goes for the higher ceiling at quarterback instead.
9 New York Jets—Ziggy Ansah, OLB BYU
Pass rush is one of many concerns in New York. Ansah has sky high potential under Rex Ryan
10 Tennessee Titans—Chance Warmack, OG Alabama
There is no quicker way for Tennessee to get stronger upfront than adding Alabama’s road-grader.
11 San Diego Chargers—Lane Johnson, OT Oklahoma
The Chargers may be sweating as to whether a top tier tackle falls to them, and shouldn’t hesitate to select Johnson.
12 Miami Dolphins—DJ Hayden, CB Houston
Hayden coming off the board at twelve could be the first major eyebrow raiser this year. Hayden is underrated by the media, and many project him as the top corner in this year’s draft.
13 New York Jets—Tyler Eiffert TE Notre Dame
Having already gone defense, the Jets need to bring some sort of playmaker to their offense.
14 Carolina Panthers—Tavon Austin, WR West Virginia
Pairing perhaps the NFL’s most exciting quarterback with the most dynamic player in the draft could create a deadly combo.
15 New Orleans Saints—Barkevious Mingo, OLB LSU
The Saints could opt to stay in state when selecting a new pass rusher for their 3-4 defense.
16 St. Louis Rams—Kenny Vaccaro, S Texas
The Rams could use a playmaker to add to their defensive backfield.
17 Pittsburgh Steelers—Jarvis Jones, OLB Georgia
Jones didn’t test well in March, but the Steelers tend to focus on the film. Jones no doubt fills a need in the Pittsburgh defense.
18 Dallas Cowboys—Matt Elam, S Florida
The Cowboys could still use some defensive back help.
19 New York Giants—DJ Fluker, OT Alabama
Fluker isn’t in the same tier as Joeckel, Fischer, or Johnson, but he would provide New York with a solid starter.
20 Chicago Bears—Sheldon Richardson, DT Missouri
The value in Richardson would be too good to pass up for Chicago.
21 Cincinnati Bengals—Alec Ogletree, LB Georgia
Clichéd to match character concerns with the Bengals. Maybe, but Ogletree fits a need on their defense.
22 St. Louis Rams—Cordarelle Patterson, WR Tennessee
Patterson has question marks, but would give Bradford a weapon to work with that he has sorely needed.
23 Minnesota Vikings—Justin Hunter, WR Tennessee
Arguably Patterson’s superior, Hunter would be able to develop alongside Greg Jennings.
24 Indianapolis Colts—Sylvester Williams, DT North Carolina
The Colts could use a big body along their defensive line, and Sly is stout.
25 Minnesota Vikings—Manti Te’o, ILB Notre Dame
The Vikings are looking for a linebacker, and Te’o is reportedly their guy.
26 Green Bay Packers—Jonathan Cyprien, S Florida International
Ted Thompson doesn’t mind finding his safeties from small schools, and Cyprien would be a good pairing with Morgan Burnett.
27 Houston Texans—Robert Woods, WR USC
With a run on receivers, the Texans add a compliment to Andre Johson
28 Denver Broncos—Eddie Lacy, RB Alabama
Lacy extends the streak of first round backs and gives the Broncos another weapon on offense.
29 New England Patriots—Desmond Trufant, CB Washington
The Patriots have struck out on defensive backs recently, but Trufant looks like a good bet.
30 Atlanta Falcons—Zach Ertz, TE Stanford
Gonzalez will give it one more year, but Ertz can have an impact early and be his future replacement.
31 San Francisco 49ers—Eric Reid, S LSU
After the run on safeties, the 49ers nab Reid at the end of the first round.
32 Baltimore Ravens—Kevin Minter, ILB LSU
The Ravens need another linebacker inside with their losses this offseason.