17. PITTSBURGH (8-8): They lack the depth they've had in their contending seasons. The first upgrade this year is ...
STAR LOTULELEI, DT, UTAH
18. DALLAS (8-8): The Cowboys will take the best man still unclaimed.
SYLVESTER WILLIAMS, DT, UNC
19. NEW YORK GIANTS (9-7): The Giants indeed fill their need for an inside linebacker with good instincts, passion and leadership.
ARTHUR BROWN, ILB, KAN. ST.
20. CHICAGO (10-6): There will be the same need for a linebacker.
ALEC OGLETREE, LB, GEORGIA
21. CINCINNATI (10-6): The Bengals make a move to put pressure on veteran Andre Smith.
D.J. FLUKER, OT, ALABAMA
22. ST. LOUIS (10-6) (from Washington): The Rams still get the wideout to boost their passing game at this spot.
DEANDRE HOPKINS, WR, CLEMSON
23. MINNESOTA (10-6): The Vikings see plenty of value in that Notre Dame linebacker.
MANTI TE'O, ILB, NOTRE DAME
24. INDIANAPOLIS (11-5): Seeking a pass rusher to replace Dwight Freeney.
DAMONTRE MOORE, DE, TEXAS A&M
25. MINNESOTA (10-6) (from Seattle): More help for the interior defense in a real bargain this late in the first round.
SHELDON RICHARDSON, DT, MISSOURI
26. GREEN BAY (11-5): Which helps Aaron Rodgers more, a pass catcher or a running back?
TYLER EIFERT, TE, NOTRE DAME
27. HOUSTON (12-4): Houston has a very obvious need: finding a receiver to complement the superb but aging Andre Johnson.
CORDARRELLE PATTERSON, WR, TENN.
28. DENVER (13-3): Getting past the Elvis Dumervil error.
ALEX OKAFOR, DE, TEXAS
29. NEW ENGLAND (12-4): The Patriots need help virtually everywhere on defense.
MATT ELAM, S, FLORIDA
30. ATLANTA (13-3): Atlanta looks to improving its defense.
DESMOND TRUFANT, CB, WASH.
31. SAN FRANCISCO (11-4-1): No selection for need here.
JESSE WILLIAMS, DT, ALABAMA
32. BALTIMORE (10-6): GM Ozzie Newsome is one of the best talent evaluators around. He'll get this pick right.
KEVIN MINTER, LB, LSU
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