If Te’o is available at #23 it would be very tough for the Vikes to pass. Middle linebacker is one of their greatest needs and Minnesota loves their N.D. players, Te’o has been very a hot name around the Vikings.
Rhodes is a big physical corner that would be a great fit opposite Vontae Davis. Rhodes aggressive play would work well in the AFC South against big receivers like Johnson, Blackmon, and Britt.
I think the Vikes can wait til round 2 and still get a starting caliber WR. Minnesota needs to start re-tooling along the defensive line. Pretty much the entire line will be free agents after the 2013 season. Williams is a raw big man with a high ceiling.
Green Bay has some serious questions on the offensive line with Sherrod coming back from and injury and Newhouse’s up and down play. Watson is very raw but with some coaching be a franchise type tackle in the NFL, with very little experience he is already lumped into the conversation as one of the best tackles in the draft.
Houston has needed a #2 for years to point where Andre Johnson is actually pleading for them to draft one this year. Patterson is a homerun type of receiver that can offer the big play ability and also be a dynamic player on the return game.
As hard as it is for Bronco fans to hear, Champ Bailey is on the tail end of his career. Hayden would be a notch above the other corners on the roster and he could get a year or two to play with one of the all-time greats.
New England will have their eyes peeled for a receiver that can play immediately as a rookie. Woods has been one of the best in college football the past few years. Very complete receiver who could contribute as a rookie.
I see the Falcons going either corner or defensive end in round 1. Taylor would step in and fill a huge void left by Grimes/Robinson this offseason. Will be a tough call, as this scenario has Jones and Margus Hunt still on the board, but I see corner as a more immediate need for 2013.
The 49ers defensive line needs a shot of youth, Justin Smith will be 34 this year and could be calling it quits very soon. Jones has a big, athletic frame and can play all along the entire defensive line, very underrated player.
Reid is one of the more underrated players in the draft. I think he’ll come off earlier than teams expect, he would be a great fit on the Ravens defense. Even with newcomer Michael Huff in the mix, safety is still a good sized need.
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