6. Cleveland Browns
Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama
Plugging in the top rated corner in this draft seems like a no brainer. Pairing Dee Milliner with Joe Haden would give the Browns a nice identity to their defense. Having already addressed the pass rush by signing OLB/DE Paul Kruger and drafting offense in the first round last year by selecting RB Trent Richardson and QB Brandon Weeden, the team must address an area of weakness. Adding Dee Milliner would turn the CB position of the Brown’s into a strength.
7. Arizona Cardinals
Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma
One of the Cardinals biggest problems last year was offensive line play. It didn’t seem to matter who was playing QB for Arizona, they always ended up running for their lives or on their backs. A case could be made for a QB here but adding Carson Palmer buys the organization a little bit of time and gives them some flexibility not to reach on a prospect like Matt Barkley. Adding a great tackle like Lane Johnson would do a great deal for whoever is playing QB in Arizona and I’m betting Arizona would love for him to fall into their laps at 7.
8. Buffalo Bills
Jonathan Cooper, OG, North Carolina
The Bills would need to upgrade an offensive line that lost LG Andy Levitre to the Tennessee Titans on the first day of free agency. They also have a need at QB and WR but Cooper seems like the best value if they stay at 8. I think they would be wise to take a hard look at the Tennessee Volunteer stud, Cordarelle Patterson, but I can’t see them pulling the trigger on that pick this early. I think they draft Cooper and take a QB like Ryan Nassib in the 2nd round and a WR shortly thereafter to line up alongside Stevie Johnson and his antics.
9. New York Jets
Barkevious Mingo, DE/OLB, LSU
The Jets have needs all across the board. They need a new QB but have the house invested in Mark Sanchez. They have holes at WR and virtually all over the defense. My thinking here is that it is too high for them to pull the trigger on a WR but I could see a guy like Tavon Austin or Cordarelle Patterson in this spot come draft night. That being said, I believe Rex Ryan takes Mingo who might be the best player left on the board and is also a guy that would fit well in the 3-4 scheme that the Jets implore.
Chance Warmack, OG, Alabama
The Tennessee Titans and Head Coach Mike Munchak are in a win-now mode after a 6-10 season a year after missing the playoffs via tiebreaker with the Cincinnati Bengals. The Titans would like to add a pass rusher but there might not be one left on the board worth the 10th pick at this point. They did a really good job in free agency in adding Andy Levitre at left guard. If they drafted Chance Warmack at 10 they would have turned an area of weakness last year into one of the league’s top offensive line units. Somewhere Chris Johnson’s gold teeth are shining bright at that thought of an improved offensive line.