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2015 NFL Mock Draft: Steelers continue to build on defense

With the start of the season just around the corner, let's talk a quick look into the future. The Steelers' 2015 draft plans should hinge on the futures of Kelvin Beachum, Jason Worilds and Ike Taylor. Steelers Nation will once again be clamoring for a first-round cornerback while the Steelers front office should go about business as usual.

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1. New York Jets - Marcus Mariota QB, Oregon

Notable 2014 Draft picks: Calvin Pryor, Jace Amaro, Dakota Dozier, Trevor Reilly

Teams Needs: QB/WR/RT/CB

The Jets are so desperate for a franchise QB that they signed 34-year-old Mike Vick. With a season that results in the No. 1 overall pick, the Geno Smith era in NY will be coming to a close. Thankfully, he was only a second-round pick; if he had been taken in the first round, his busting might have cost Rex Ryan his job. If the Jets are drafting outside of the top ten, look for them to take the best available CB.

At present, the top two QB's for 2015 are Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota. It's unlikely the Jets will want to deal with Winston's off-the-field issues.

2. Jacksonville Jaguars - Randy Gregory DE/OLB, Nebraska

Notable 2014 Draft picks: Blake Bortles, Marqise Lee, Allen Robinson, Storm Johnson

Teams Needs: DE/OLB/S/CB/RB/OG

Now that the Jags have their QB, LT, and WR corps of the future, it's time for Gus Bradley to start working his magic on the defense. They passed on Khalil Mack in favor of Bortles, but Randy Gregory could play the LEO position in Bradley's defensive scheme. This pick should be either Gregory or Leonard Williams.

3. Oakland Raiders - Leonard Williams DT/DE, USC

Notable 2014 Draft picks: Khalil Mack, Derek Carr, Gabe Jackson, Justin Ellis, Keith McGill

Teams Needs: LT/S/DE/DT/RB/ILB/WR

One of the biggest holes not addressed in the 2014 draft is offensive tackle. They could easily take the top-rated OT, but it's likely the Raiders will continue to revamp their defense. They signed a lot of short-term solutions in free agency but in the longer term they need more young talent to pair with Khalil Mack and Justin Ellis.

If the Raiders are drafting in the top ten yet again, management may clean house and a new coach could want his own guy at QB, especially if the troubled but highly talented Jameis Winston is available.

4. Cleveland Browns - Cedric Ogbuehi OT, Texas A&M

Notable 2014 Draft picks: Justin Gilbert, Johnny Manziel, Joel Bitonio

Teams Needs: WR/FS/OLB

Cleveland was seriously considering taking Greg Robinson had the Rams not taken him one pick earlier in the 2014 draft. Any OT they take would start out at RT, shifting Mitchell Schwartz to OG, and eventually take over at LT for Joe Thomas in a few years.

There will be plenty of quality OT prospects to choose from, but Cedric Ogbuehi, who might be better than Luke Joeckel or Jake Matthews, has the length and athleticism similar to Greg Robinson, as well as having familiarity with Johnny Manziel.

5. Cleveland Browns (via Buffalo Bills) - Amari Cooper WR, Alabama

Notable 2014 Draft picks: Justin Gilbert, Johnny Manziel, Joel Bitonio

Teams Needs: WR/FS/OLB/DE

First, let me point out just how stupid it was for the Bills to trade this pick to move up for Sammy Watkins. Yes he's an elite talent and better than any WR they had on their roster. But essentially they traded him for Steve Johnson and this pick, so basically it's a wash since they failed to upgrade any of the biggest holes on their roster in the process.

There isn't a Calvin Johnson-like WR for the Browns to take this early in the draft but Amari Cooper would be the best available and should be a top-15 pick. They could also look at a pass-rusher given that, so far, Paul Kruger has been a bust signing, especially if Randy Gregory is still available.

6. Minnesota Vikings - P.J. Williams CB, Florida State

Notable 2014 Draft picks: Anthony Barr, Teddy Bridgewater, Scott Crichton, David Yankey, Antone Exum

Teams Needs: CB/LB

The Vikings have one shutdown CB from Florida State in 2013 first-round pick Xavier Rhodes and here they can get a second. Chris Cook was a huge disappointment. They signed Captain Munnerlyn in free agency but he fits better in the nickel role.

During his time in Cincy, Mike Zimmer showed that he loves to collect CB's.

7. Washington Redskins - Andrus Peat OT, Stanford

Notable 2014 Draft picks: Trent Murphy, Morgan Moses, Bashaud Breeland, Lache Seastrunk

Teams Needs: DE/ILB/CB/S/RT

Washington's run defense in 2013 was abysmal, as was their interior pass-rush.They also need a CB to pair with David Amerson. On offense, Tyler Polumbus will be a free agent in 2015 and Morgan Moses did not have a good preseason and could be moved to RG.

8. Dallas Cowboys - Jameis Winston QB, Florida State

Notable 2014 Draft picks: Zach Martin, Demarcus Lawrence, Ben Gardner, Ahmad Dixon, Terrence Mitchell

Teams Needs: DE/DT/S/LB/RB/QB

Despite that fact that Tony Romo is entering the first year of the six-year, $108 million extension he signed last offseason, Jerry Jones has stated that he was still close to taking Johnny Manziel in the first round of the 2014 draft.

Tony Romo is already 34 years old and has a long history of streaky play and choking in the playoffs. If not for his off-field issues, Winston could easily be the No. 1 overall pick and might provide the same kind of flash/media hype that Manziel would have brought to Dallas.

If they don't take a QB, this pick will almost certainly be used to upgrade what was a historically bad defense last season.

9. Detroit Lions - Shilique Calhoun DE, Michigan State

Notable 2014 Draft picks: Eric Ebron, Kyle Van Noy, Travis Swanson

Teams Needs: FS/DT/DE/CB

Detroit really wanted Anthony Barr because it's likely that DC Teryl Austin will eventually start moving the defense into a variation of a 3-4 scheme, especially once they no longer have Nick Fairly and Ndamukong Suh on the roster. Kyle Van Noy's versatility will certainly help with that, but he will more than likely play ILB, meaning that Detroit will need another outside rusher to pair with Ezekiel Ansah.

10. Carolina Panthers - Brandon Scherff OT, Iowa

Notable 2014 Draft picks: Kelvin Benjamin, Kony Ealy, Trai Turner, Tre Boston

Teams Needs: OT/WR/CB/WLB

The Panthers had two major needs that should've been addressed in the 2014 draft. They filled one with Kelvin Benjamin but they failed to draft some protection for Cam Newton after the retirement of Jordan Gross. By far, LT will be their biggest need in 2015. Thankfully for them, this draft class is ripe with quality OT prospects. Otherwise this pick should be devoted to CB.

11. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Brett Hundley QB, UCLA

Notable 2014 Draft picks: Mike Evans, Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Robert Herron

Teams Needs: QB/DE/ILB/OG

The Bucs were giving serious consideration to a lot of QB's in the 2014 draft. It doesn't sound like new Head Coach Lovie Smith has a lot of faith in Mike Glennon and 35-year-old Josh McCown is only a stopgap.

It's too early to draft an OG so, if they don't take a QB here, it's likely the Bucs will attempt to replace the previous regime's busted DE's Adrian Clayborn and Da'Quan Bowers.

12. Miami Dolphins - Todd Gurley RB, Georgia

Notable 2014 Draft picks: JuWuan James, Jarvis Landry, Billy Turner, Walt Aikens, Jordan Tripp

Teams Needs: RB/LB/OG/S

At RB, Miami signed Knowshon Moreno to a one-year "prove it" deal which is already looking like a waste of money. They also don't appear to have much faith in Lamar Miller.

Todd Gurley is often compared to Marshawn Lynch and Adrian Peterson. He combines track-star speed with the power of a mack truck, and should buck the trend of top RBs falling into the second round.

The RB position might see a resurgence in 2015. Todd Gurley, Alabama's T.J. Yeldon, South Carolina's Mike Davis, and Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon are all better than the RBs who have come out of the draft in recent years.

13. Tennessee Titans - Ifo Ekpre-Olomu CB, Oregon

Notable 2014 Draft picks: Taylor Lewan, Bishop Sankey, DaQuan Jones, Zach Mettenberger

Teams Needs: CB/QB/DE/OLB

One of the positions the Titans didn't get to address in the 2014 draft is CB. They lost Alterraun Verner in free agency and didn't replace him.  They'll go into the season with the largely unproven Blidi Wreh-Wilson.

IEO is the best man-cover CB in the draft. If he were taller than his listed height of 5-foot-9, he'd probably be the first CB drafted. But if he checks in any shorter, he could fall into the latter half of the second or third rounds.

14. Houston Texans - Landon Collins S, Alabama

Notable 2014 Draft picks: Jadeveon Clowney, Xavier Su'a-Filo, C.J. Fiedorowicz, Louis Nix, Tom Savage

Teams Needs: RT/RG/WR/S/RB

Houston needs to worry about their future at QB but Bill O'Brien will probably give Tom Savage a couple of years to mature.

Defensively, their front seven appears to be set for the long term but they still have issues in the secondary, especially if D.J. Swearinger doesn't progress.

Landon Collins has the potential to be something special at safety. Where Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix didn't really have that "wow factor," Collins seemingly doesn't have any limitations. He's fast and physical with soft hands and he'd be a big upgrade for Houston. He's the reason Vinnie Sunseri declared early for the draft, knowing he wouldn't have been an early draft pick because he wasn't going to beat out Landon Collins.

15. St. Louis Rams - Dante Fowler jr. DE, Florida

Notable 2014 Draft picks: Greg Robinson, Aaron Donald, Lamarcus Joyner, Tre Mason, E.J. Gaines, Michael Sam

Teams Needs: FS/OG/WR/SLB/QB

If we know anything about Jeff Fisher, it's that he likes to collect pass-rushers. In 2015, Chris Long will be 30 years old and very expensive. If the Rams want to start re-signing players at other positions, they might have to make some cuts and Chris Long could be one of them.

With another ACL tear ending his season, we may have seen the last of Sam Bradford in St. Louis. He's not a free agent until 2016, but Jeff Fisher might just start planning for the future of the position here if one of the top three QB's are available.

16. New York Giants - Cedric Reed DE, Texas

Notable 2014 Draft picks: Odell Beckham, Weston Richburg, Andre Williams

Teams Needs: DE/TE/OLB

The Giants are banking that Damontre Moore will step up and replace Justin Tuck. If that doesn't happen, they'll have to draft someone who can. As usual the Giants could use some upgrades at LB but they don't value the position.

Offensively Eli Manning could use some help. They need to continue to overhaul the line and Manning needs a safety valve to dump the ball off to, unfortunately there aren't any elite TE's in this draft class as of yet.

17. San Diego Chargers - Sammy Coates WR, Auburn

Notable 2014 Draft picks: Jason Verrett, Jeremiah Attaochu

Teams Needs: CB/OG/WR/TE

The needs most likely to be filled here are for a CB to pair with Jason Verrett and a #2 WR. Keenan Allen was a steal in 2013 and Eddie Royal is great in the slot, but the Chargers need to bring in another WR to compete against Malcom Floyd after cutting Vincent Brown.

18. Atlanta Falcons - Melvin Gordon RB, Wisconsin

Notable 2014 Draft picks: Jake Matthews, Ra'Shede Hageman, Devonta Freeman, Prince Shembo

Teams Needs: TE/WR/RB/S/OLB

After spending a lot of time, effort and free-agency dollars fixing the defense, Thomas Dimitroff will likely go back to doing what he does best, devoting all of his time and energy to making this an offensive-based team. Roddy White is expensive and he'll be 33 years old this upcoming season. They also drafted Devonta Freeman, but could use an upgrade in talent to replace Steven Jackson. With Sam Baker missing another season due to injuring the same patella tendon as last year, the Falcons once again might spend a first-round pick on an OT.

19. Arizona Cardinals - Ray Drew DE/DT, Georgia

Notable 2014 Draft picks: Deone Bucannon, Troy Niklas, Kareem Martin, Logan Thomas

Teams Needs: OLB/ILB/DE/CB/RT

Offensive line and LB are the two clear-cut needs for the Cardinals. They have 36-year-old John Abraham and not much else to generate a pass-rush, and whether it's Carson Palmer or, eventually, Logan Thomas, the Cards need to invest in more than Jared Veldheer to protect them.

Darnell Dockett will be 34 years old, coming off of an ACL tear, and entering a contract year in 2015.

20. Baltimore Ravens - La'el Collins OG/OT, LSU

Notable 2014 Draft picks: C.J. Mosley, Timmy Jernigan, Terrence Brooks, Brent Urban

Teams Needs: RT/OC/WR/CB/RB

The Ravens rarely draft for need and typically take the best player available, but they will most likely face big issues at RT after losing Michael Oher in free agency. Rickey Wagner and Jah Reid will battle it out, but neither is likely to inspire a lot of confidence.

21. Cincinnati Bengals - Vic Beasley OLB, Clemson

Notable 2014 Draft picks: Darqueze Dennard, Jeremy Hill, Will Clarke, Russell Bodine, A.J. McCarron

Teams Needs: DE/DT/SLB/LT

Cincy has done a great job over the last few years of taking the best available player instead of reaching for need. They lost the pass-rushing prowess of Michael Johnson in free agency and could still use an upgrade at SLB.

Vic Beasley could be used in the same manner that the Broncos use Von Miller, as a pass-rushing OLB.

22. Philadelphia Eagles - Marcus Peters CB, Washington

Notable 2014 Draft picks: Marcus Smith, Jordan Matthews, Jaylen Watkins, Taylor Hart

Teams Needs: CB/ILB

Chip Kelly likes taking players he's familiar with, either those he coached at Oregon or players he coached against in the Pac12. The Eagles need to upgrade at CB.

23. Chicago Bears - Eric Striker OLB, Oklahoma

Notable 2014 Draft picks: Kyle Fuller, Ego Ferguson, Will Sutton, Ka'Deem Carey, Brock Vereen

Teams Needs: CB/OC/RT/S/SLB

The Bears went into the draft needing to upgrade their defense and did just that, snagging four potential early starters/contributors. Depending on where they choose to play Kyle Fuller, the Bears will still need another CB or S to complete the overhaul of their secondary. It's also just about time to call Shea McClellin a bust and move on. He didn't work out at DE and probably won't work at SLB either.

Eric Striker(excellent football name by the way) is a lighting-fast, 4-3 pass-rushing OLB prospect very similar to the mold of Ryan Shazier. He abused Cyrus Kouandjio in the Sugar Bowl.

24. Indianapolis Colts - Trae Waynes CB, Michigan State

Notable 2014 Draft picks: Jack Mewhort, Donte Moncrief

Teams Needs: CB/S/OLB/OC/WR

Beyond Vontae Davis, Indy needs to upgrade their entire secondary. Thankfully for them, the 2015 draft should be loaded with top-shelf CB prospects.

25. Kansas City Chiefs - Cameron Erving OT, Florida State

Notable 2014 Draft picks: Dee Ford, Phillip Gaines, De'Anthony Thomas, Aaron Murray

Teams Needs: OT/OG/WR/S/ILB

The Chiefs lost a lot of free agent offensive linemen and 2013 No. 1 overall pick Eric Fisher is looking like a complete bust.

26. Pittsburgh Steelers - Noah Spence DE/OLB, Ohio State

Notable 2014 Draft picks: Ryan Shazier, Stephon Tuitt, Dri Archer, Martavis Bryant, Daniel McCullers

Teams Needs: OLB/CB/OT/TE

Heading into the 2015 offseason, the Steelers could have three potential roster issues.

Offensively, they appear to be a well oiled machine. Ben seems to be at his best, the WR corps are fast and fluid, and the stable of RBs seems to be the best group we've had in a long time, even with Le'Backfield getting busted for driving while high. The offensive line (the starters at least) are eliciting high praise. We even managed to lock up Marcus Gilbert to an extension for fair value. But next offseason we'll definitively know for sure whether or not Kelvin Beachum will be able to hold up protecting Ben's blind side for an entire season. Reports on him so far have been great, but he's still an OT trapped in an OG's body.

The Steelers might also look for a long-term successor to Heath Miller, but he's still got a few years left in him, enough to put finding a successor on the back burner until 2016 at the earliest.

Defensively, the youth movement is well under way. Ryan Shazier has far exceeded everyone's expectations so far and the return to form by Sean Spence has been nothing short of a spectacular bonus. A lot of Steelers fans were admittedly disappointed when Shazier's name was called instead of Darqueze Dennard, but that only reinforces the belief that the Steelers don't value the CB position as much as we might prefer. Yes, the rumors were that, had Justin Gilbert had been available, he would have been the pick, but Gilbert was also an elite talent fitting the mold of the type player the Steelers seem to prefer in their CB's, while Dennard was not. The Steelers might, of course, be looking for a CB in the first round, given that this will likely be Ike Taylor's last season in Pittsburgh, but it's likely they will look to fill an even bigger need with this pick.

Jason Worilds' free agency should be, by far, the biggest need the Steelers will face when the 2015 draft rolls around. Given how much value they put on their front seven, plus how unlikely it is that the Steelers will pay market price for the oft-injured linebacker, it's likely they will allow Worilds to leave and use this pick to replace him, giving the defense four starting linebackers drafted in the first round.

If he's available, the obvious pick should be Noah Spence. He comes from Dick LeBeau's beloved alma mater and is an undersized defensive end who can convert to a 3-4 OLB. Because of Ohio State's hybrid 3-4/4-3 defense, Spence even has some experience dropping back into coverage.

The one caveat to Spence is that he was suspended for three games due to testing positive for the club drug Ecstasy. Given the issues the Steelers have had with draft picks and pot, it's likely they will give a long, hard look into things before even considering Spence as draftable. For what it's worth, Spence claims someone slipped him the drug in a drink while at a party. He's a scholar athlete, an academic Big-10 honoree, and his father is a Sheriff who is adamant that his son isn't a drug user.

27. Green Bay Packers - Shaq Thompson LB, Washington

Notable 2014 Draft picks: Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix, Davante Adams, Carl Bradford, Jared Abbrederis

Teams Needs: OLB/TE/OC

Green Bay would have taken  Ryan Shazier in the 2014 draft because they're looking to increase the speed of their defense. A.J. Hawk is in rapid decline and former safety-turned-linebacker Shaq Thompson offers the same kind of athletic prowess capable of covering TE's down the seam or effectively spying Colin Kaepernick, keeping him from breaking long runs in the playoffs.

28. Seattle Seahawks - Spencer Drango OT, Baylor

Notable 2014 Draft picks: Paul Richardson, Cassius Marsh, Kevin Norwood

Teams Needs: DE/RT/OG/TE

Seattle's biggest issues heading into 2014 will be the same heading into 2015. They must restock the pantry on defense and they must improve protection for Russell Wilson. Seattle puts a lot of stock in SPARQ ratings which measure a players athletic ability. Spencer Drango will be one of the highest rated among the offensive linemen in this draft class.

29. Denver Broncos - Denzel Perryman ILB, Miami

Notable 2014 Draft picks: Bradley Roby, Cody Latimer, Lamin Barrow

Teams Needs: ILB/DE/RT

Denver wanted C.J. Mosley or Ryan Shazier because they have issues at LB, especially on the inside. With the offense humming along with Peyton Manning, they'll likely spend most of their picks taking defensive players who can contribute right away.

30. San Fransisco 49ers - Ty Montgomery WR, Stanford

Notable 2014 Draft picks: Jimmie Ward, Carlos Hyde, Marcus Martin, Chris Borland, Brandon Thomas, Bruce Ellington

Teams Needs: CB/WR

The biggest issue the 49ers are likely to face is at WR. Michael Crabtree will be an oft-injured free agent and Anquan Boldin will turn 35 years old at the start of the 2015 season.

31. New England Patriots - Jalen Strong WR, Arizona State

Notable 2014 Draft picks: Dominique Easley, Jimmy Garoppolo, James White, Cameron Flemming

Teams Needs: CB/NT/OC/TE/S

Hopefully, the Patriots will get back to drafting the best player available who can help this team now. They are constantly shuffling their WR corps, using free agent castoffs and late-round picks.

32. New Orleans Saints - Bernardrick McKinney LB, Mississippi State

Notable 2014 Draft picks: Brandin Cooks, Stanley Jean-Baptiste, Khairi Fortt, Ronald Powell

Teams Needs: OC/ILB/OLB/CB

The Saints drafted Khairi Fortt and Ronald Powell and have a large collection of tweeners and specialists at linebacker, but not a lot of three-down players. They also released Victor Butler so there is a lot of uncertainty at the position outside of Junior Galette.

McKinney is versatile enough to play both inside and outside linebacker. He received a second-round grade from the draft advisory committee but returned to school and now has the chance to be a first-round pick.

Round 2:

33. New York Jets - Ronald Darby CB, Florida State

The Jets will most likely spend one of their top picks on a CB.

34. Jacksonville Jaguars - Mario Edwards DE/DT, Florida State

Depending on whether the Jags take Randy Gregory or Leonard Williams in the first, they should address the other need here.

35. Oakland Raiders - Dorial Green-Beckham WR, Oklahoma

He comes with a lot of baggage, but DGB is a top player whose on-field skills have been compared to A.J. Green.

36. Cleveland Browns - Shawn Oakman DE/DT, Baylor

Future winner of the Dontari Poe/Margus Hunt combine award for "how the hell is he that big and athletic," Shawn Oakman would form a fearsome duo with Phil Taylor in the front of their defense after they let Ahtyba Rubin leave in free agency. Oddly enough, both Oakman and Taylor are former Nittany Lions who finished their college careers at Baylor.

37. Buffalo Bills - Laken Tomlinson OG, Duke

The Bills need to build their offense around E.J. Manuel. Tomlinson is a sleeper who compares favorably to Larry Warford, a big man who can move.

38. Minnesota Vikings - Anthony Harris SS, Virginia

Minnesota will keep their fingers crossed that one of the top LB's falls to replace/upgrade over Jasper Brinkley and Chad Greenway, otherwise they should be looking for a safety to pair with Harrison Smith.

39. Washington Redskins - Cody Prewitt S, Ole Miss

It's "put up or shut up" time for young safeties Phillip Thomas and Bacarri Rambo because Ryan Clark and Brandon Meriweather are not long-term solutions.

40. Dallas Cowboys - Michael Bennett DT, Ohio State

The Cowboys should take the best defensive player available. Last season they had zero pass-rush and a historically bad passing defense.

41. Detroit Lions - Derron Smith FS, Fresno State

The Lions need to do something about their secondary. They still have faith in their young CB's but need a safety to pair with Glover Quin.

42. Carolina Panthers - KeiVarae Russell CB, Notre Dame

After addressing OT, the Panthers biggest issue will be at CB.

43. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Josue Matias OG, Florida State

The Bucs OG situation got a little better after trading for Logan Mankins but they still need one more. Matias doesn't get the recognition of Tre Jackson but he's a much better overall player with positional flexibility.

44. Miami Dolphins - A.J. Johnson ILB, Tennessee

Miami needs to rid themselves of all of the Jeff Ireland stink, including the bust free-agent acquisitions of Philip Wheeler and Dannel Ellerbe.

45. Tennessee Titans - Devonte Fields DE/OLB, Trinity Valley college

The Titans need edge rushers for their new 3-4 defense. Devonte Fields is a wild card right now while his assault case is being sorted out.

46. Houston Texans - DeVante Parker WR, Louisville

Houston could take a RB here since they lost Ben Tate and Arian Foster has injury issues, but they also need a long-term replacement for Andre Johnson who is 33 years old and looking to skip town.

47. St. Louis Rams - Jalen Mills CB/S, LSU

This wouldn't be the first time Jeff Fisher took a gamble in the second on a DB with first round talent but off-the-field issues. Like with Devonte Fields, Jalen Mills has first round talent but comes with a lot of off-the-field baggage.

48. New York Giants - Devin Funchess WR/TE, Michigan

The only way to get Eli Manning back on track is to get him a safety valve.

49. San Diego Chargers - Josh Shaw CB/S, USC

Brandon Flowers was only signed to a one-year "prove it" deal.

50. Atlanta Falcons - Lorenzo Mauldin DE/OLB, Louisville

Going forward the Falcons will need pass-rushing OLB's for their new 3-4 defense.

51. Arizona Cardinals - Alvin Dupree DE/OLB, Kentucky

Arizona has to improve their pass-rush.

52. Baltimore Ravens - T.J. Yeldon RB, Alabama

Ozzie Newsome likes drafting players from his alma mater. Plus Ray Rice has his off-the-field issues and his stats have been trending down although some of that is due to inconsistent line play. Bernard Pierce also had a down season last year as well.

53. Cincinnati Bengals - Markus Golden DE, Missouri

Michael Johnson left and if Margus Hunt doesn't pan out they'll need to look for a replacement, and in any event they'll need depth regardless.

54. Philadelphia Eagles - Eric Kendricks LB, UCLA

DeMeco Ryans is a poor fit for a 3-4 defense and once again Chip Kelly loves his Pac-12 guys.

55. Chicago Bears - Kurtis Drummond S, Michigan State

Ryan Mundy is not the long-term starter as SS.

56. Indianapolis Colts - Mike Davis RB, South Carolina

If Trent Richardson can't put it together the Colts will need to find a long-term solution.

57. Kansas City Chiefs - Stephon Diggs WR, Maryland

It's possible the Chiefs may move on from Dwayne Bowe soon. Diggs has high first round talent but will be working his way back from a broken fibula.

58. Pittsburgh Steelers - Alex Carter CB, Stanford

With so much young talent on the roster and not many needs going forward the Steelers should finally be in a position to draft a CB in the early rounds whether they value the position or not.

Alex Carter has the size, speed, and ability to contribute against the run that the Steelers prefer in their CB's.

59. Green Bay Packers - Hroniss Grasu OC, Oregon

Green Bay lost Evan Dietrich-Smith in free agency and will go into the season with former late round OT J.C. Tretter as the starter at OC.

60. Seattle Seahawks - Arik Armstead DE/DT, Oregon

Cliff Avril will be a free agent looking for a big payday that Seattle won't be able to afford.

61. Denver Broncos - Nelson Agholor WR, USC

Wes Welker and Demaryius Thomas(RFA) will be free agents in 2015.

62. San Francisco 49ers - Charles Gaines CB, Louisville

Chris Culliver should not be counted on at CB.

63. New England Patriots - Carl Davis DT, Iowa

Vince Wilfork will be 33 years old and is coming back from an Achilles tear.

64. New Orleans Saints - Reese Dismukes OC, Auburn

Jonathan Goodwin is 35 years old.