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Monday, May 06, 2013

17. Minnesota Vikings - DE Morgan Breslin, Vikings - The team’s defensive end situation looks solid right now, but that could change after the 2013 season. Breslin has only spent one season at the FBS level, but he made an instant impact.

18. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - DE Jackson Jeffcoat, Texas - Jeffcoat is returning from a serious injury, so he could look like a completely different player, but Jeffcoat has speed on the edge to force quarterbacks to step up into the pocket.

19. New Orleans Saints - OLB Trent Murphy, Stanford - The Saints signed Chase Thomas to a UDFA deal, but Murphy has more length, strength, and comes from the same system.

20. New York Giants - G Gabe Jackson, Miss State - The Giants added Justin Pugh, and his spot along the lined isn’t locked in, but the powerful Jackson would be a solid addition at a couple interior spots.

21. Pittsburgh Steelers - TE C.J. Fiedorowicz, Iowa - The Steelers need to find Heath Miller’s replacement at some point. Fiedorowicz is one of the most underutilized prospects in the country, but he is very talented.

22. Houston Texans - DE/OLB Chaz Sutton, South Carolina - Off of 2012 tape, I preferred Sutton to Devin Taylor. Sutton lined up inside and out and should only improve across from Jadeveon Clowney.

23. Atlanta Falcons - DT Calvin Barnett, Oklahoma State - The Falcons pass rushers are aging, and Barnett could continue to improve and work himself into the early round discussion.

24. Chicago Bears - CB Aaron Colvin, Oklahoma - Some are very wary of selecting defensive backs from Oklahoma, but many are fans of Colvin’s work.

25. Indianapolis Colts - S Craig Loston, LSU - Teams appear to love LSU defenders, even if their tape isn’t consistently great (see Eric Reid). Loston lost plenty of talent around him, but is talented in his own right.

26. St. Louis Rams (via Redskins) - OL Cyril Richardson, Baylor - The final piece of the RGIII trade, Richardson could add some nice versatility and give Sam Bradford time to locate his new weapons.

27. Baltimore Ravens - WR Jordan Matthews, Vanderbilt - The Ravens’ board leaned towards the defensive side in 2013, but Matthews would offer a large target for Joe Flacco.

28. Green Bay Packers - OLB James Gayle, Virginia Tech - Gayle contemplated entering the 2013 draft, but decided to return to college. If he continues to show improvement, both three and four man front teams could be intrigued.

29. New England Patriots - DE Kareem Martin, UNC - It is tough to find a need to fill for the Patriots, and it will be interesting to see Jamie Collins’ role. Martin is more of a traditional defensive end.

30. San Francisco 49ers - OLB Jeremiah Attaochu, Georgia Tech - Attaochu is a great athlete, specifically in terms of closing speed to make impact tackles, but he wastes a lot of movement.

31. Denver Broncos - CB Darqueze Dennard, Michigan State - Champ Bailey is only getting only older, and DRC is on a one year deal, so a cornerback could be a logical selection.

32. Seattle Seahawks - pass rusher Khalil Mack, Buffalo - This isn’t a true positional fit, but Mack is an agile pass rusher, and Seattle certainly likes to load up on those.

Josh Norris is an NFL Draft Analyst for Rotoworld and contributed to the Rams scouting department during training camp of 2010 and the 2011 NFL Draft. He can be found on Twitter .
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