Associated Press: Predicting the 1st round of NFL draft

By Barry Wilner

Associated Press

Published: Wednesday, April 24 2013 8:50 p.m. MDT

32. BALTIMORE (10-6)

The 2013 Ravens already don't resemble the team that won the championship. Ray Lewis, Ed Reed, Anquan Boldin, Dannell Ellerbe, Paul Kruger and Bernard Pollard — all gone. But GM Ozzie Newsome is one of the best talent evaluators around. He'll get this pick right.

KEVIN MINTER, LB, LSU

Draft predictions

By BARRY WILNER

Associated Press

1. KANSAS CITY (2-14): The guy who could be the cornerstone for the entire offense plays left tackle.

LUKE JOECKEL, OT, TEXAS A&M

2. JACKSONVILLE (2-14): They'd love to trade down, but if not, they'll upgrade the pass rush and defensive athleticism instead.

DION JORDAN, DE-OLB, OREGON

3. OAKLAND (4-12): Like Jacksonville, Oakland could go anywhere with this pick, but is less likely to look to move down.

ERIC FISHER, OT, C. MICHIGAN

4. PHILADELPHIA (4-12): What they don't have: enough bigtime defenders.

SHARRIF FLOYD, DT, FLORIDA

5. DETROIT (4-12): The Lions must find a way to close the wide-open door to their end zone.

ZIGGY ANSAH, DE, BYU

6. CLEVELAND (5-11): They will hold their breath for the cornerback they seek. ...

DEE MILLINER, CB, ALABAMA

7. ARIZONA (5-11): If they can't trade down, the Cardinals won't have to swallow hard to upgrade their offensive line.

CHANCE WARMACK, G, ALABAMA

8. BUFFALO (6-10): We think they aren't convinced Kevin Kolb or Tarvaris Jackson is more than a backup or fill-in QB.

GENO SMITH, QB, W. VIRGINIA

9. NEW YORK JETS (6-10): Someone who can get to the quarterback from the outside is a must for Rex Ryan's defense.

BARKEVIOUS MINGO, DE-OLB, LSU

10. TENNESSEE (6-10): Their needs are so hefty on D, and there are lots of solid prospects on the board. Such as ...

JARVIS JONES, LB, GEORGIA

11. SAN DIEGO (7-9): New coach Mike McCoy is offense-minded.

LANE JOHNSON, OT, OKLAHOMA

12. MIAMI (7-9): Yet another team needing blocking help. JONATHAN COOPER, G, UNC

13. NEW YORK JETS (6-10): The back end on defense will be the target, and because this seems too high to take a safety.

XAVIER RHODES, CB, FLORIDA ST.

14. CAROLINA (7-9): They will spot the little guy with the game-breaking skills on kick returns, as a receiver and even perhaps in a version of the wildcat.

TAVON AUSTIN, WR, W. VA.

15. NEW ORLEANS (7-9): The Saints will take a guy with good feel for getting to the quarterback and plenty of upside.

BJOERN WERNER, DE, FLA. ST.

16. ST. LOUIS (7-8-1): With another pick coming up soon where they can get a WR, the Rams opt for the best safety in this draft.

KENNY VACCARO, S, TEXAS

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