I’m not as high on Kuechly as some others, but he fills a big need for this team.
You don’t find guys as talented as Coples very often this late in the draft. He could be a superstar. Or a total bust. He’s worth the risk this late. On a side note, watch out for the Seahawks in 2012. I think they’ll really give the 49ers a run in the NFC West.
13. Arizona Cardinals
WR, Notre Dame
The Cardinals are dying for a pass rusher or an offensive tackle, but they have a big need at WR too. If Coples or Ingram are still here at #13, one of them will be Arizona’s pick. But they’ll settle for Floyd.
14. Dallas Cowboys
DT, Mississippi State
The Cowboys did a nice job upgrading their secondary already this offseason by bringing in CB Brandon Carr and S Brodney Pool. Now they need some help on the D-line. I’m not so sure I wouldn’t rather have Michael Brockers, but Cox is versatile and can contribute right away.
15. Philadelphia Eagles
Their outright theft of LB DeMeco Ryans from the Texans took care of the Eagles’ biggest weakness. They could go D-Line here, but I like what Barron would bring to this team. He instantly upgrades the run defense and is pretty solid in coverage as well.
The Jets probably have bigger needs, but Upshaw’s a pretty good value here at 16. He can get after the passer and will fit very well in Rex Ryan’s defense.
Three straight members of that championship Crimson Tide defense off the board. The Bengals will be really tempted to take Stanford G David DeCastro here, but this team desperately needs a corner.
DeCastro would be an absolute steal this late in the Draft. The man is just about the best guard prospect you can ask for. The only reason he’ll fall is because he’s a guard. DeCastro is just about a guaranteed NFL success.
This is more or less Chicago’s dream scenario, as this team is dying for a right tackle. Martin would be a perfect fit, and might even make their broody QB Jay Cutler smile. Okay, maybe not.
20. Tennessee Titans
CB, South Carolina
This man is rising up draft boards with good reason. He’s big, quick, and can make plays on the ball. An excellent replacement for the departed Cortland Finnegan.