Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Blogging Survivor: Brawn vs. Brains vs. Beauty - "Oh my God, they look like Morgan's boobs!"

This week's Survivor began with Tony trying to conduct "surveillance" by making another spy shack near the water well so he could listen in on other people.

Sure enough, Tony heard Jefra telling Trish that she didn't trust him anymore after he went all Sarah Palin on his alliance and lead the effort to blindside L.J. last week.

The Reward Challenge required two different teams to row a boat and retrieve paddles from floating boxes that had letters on them needed to solve a word puzzle.

Tasha, Jefra, Spencer and Jeremiah ended up winning a trip to some cave where they'd and receive BBQ chicken, ribs, potato salad, and chocolate chip cookies.

That left Tony paranoid that the rest of the winners would convince Jefra to flip on him.

However, he was probably thinking a little too highly of himself, or as Kass said, "Tony is annoying, but my philosophy is to keep the annoying people and get rid of the threats."

Then again, Jefra, Spencer, Jeremiah and Tash formed an alliance to go to the final four together.

In addition to a case of the shits, the reward winners also got a surprise in the form of letters from loved ones back home. And while Jefra's letter got a letter from her mother, she also saw her shadow, meaning her dad got another six years in prison.

Back at camp, Trish and Woo came across a papaya tree. And as they looked up at the glorious fruit in awe Trish exclaimed, "Oh my God, they look like Morgan's boobs!"

Fortunately, unlike Morgan McLeod's boobs, the papayas didn't taste like cocoa butter and low self-esteem.

Much like many of guys who came before him when it came to Morgan's boobs, Woo fell hard from the tree while trying to get a good look.

Fortunately, both Woo and Morgan's fake boobs escaped without a blemish, or as Woo said, "I'd break my ass for papayas any day."

The Immunity Challenge required the competitors to stand on a slanted plank and balance a ball on a small wooden platform attached to a stick that they had to raise higher and higher as the contest went on.

Tasha ended up beating Spencer for Immunity, guaranteeing herself a spot in the final seven.

Tasha, Jefra, Spencer and Jeremiah planned on blindsiding Tony, who was running around the jungle looking under every tree or ledge for an Immunity Idol.

And I'm not saying that Survivor's rigged, or maybe I am, but Tony started looking for the Idol near a tree that had some odd looking roots.

And while that wasn't odd in and of itself, he just started randomly digging and not only found the Idol, but it was the one that also had some sort of special power.

Things got even creepier when Tony started repeating/chanting to himself, "I gotta go wash up, I gotta go was up, I gotta go wash up."

Jeremiah finally revealed to people that he was a "fashion model."

And while Spencer initially made fun of him for thinking that people would be threatened by that, he reciprocated by volunteering that he had found one of the Hidden Immunity Idols.

Before Tribal Council, Jefra pulled Jeremiah aside and told him that she wasn't going to go along with the alliance she formed at the reward BBQ.

With Jefra bailing on their alliance, Spencer made the call at the last minute to vote for Woo instead of Tony. 

Spencer also ended up playing his Idol at Tribal Council. Not one to be outdone, Tony pulled his out as well, although he only fondled it and compared it to Spencer's instead of actually playing it.

Perhaps knowing that he had the numbers in his favor with Jefra unflipping on their alliance, Tony got a little cocky.

"Jeff, do you see the inexperience in the young lad? He was about to give the Idol to Jeremy, he thought I was going to use mine...This is a fake Idol by the way."

And while that made no sense whatsoever considering that neither Spencer nor anyone else actually thought that Tony had an Idol (even though he really did), Jeremiah ended up getting voted out.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Blogging Survivor: Brawn vs. Brains vs. Beauty - "I probably pooped on myself."

This week's Survivor began with the recently merged tribe bemoaning their lack of comfort around camp in the form of the pillows they lost after Morgan got voted out of the game.

Morgan McLeod and her boobs represent all that is wrong with casting for reality TV shows, where self entitled cheerleaders, pageant queens, and models now take center stage over people who would be qualified and excited to play games of strategy and endurance.

Tony was a bit pissed off and surprised that he was the other player targeted who received any votes for eviction besides Morgan.

In fact, he went on to say, "When Jeff turned over that card and it said Tony, I probably pooped on myself."

The Reward Challenge divided the competitors into three teams who had to throw sandbags through a tunnel, and then bounce those bags off of a trampoline and into five different baskets, with the winners receiving a day at a spa.

Jefra's team decided to let her try and bounce their bags into the baskets, which pretty much would have been the equivalent of letting Tony try and solve a puzzle.

While I didn't think the reward was all that great to miss out on, Woo, who apparently is a little to used to getting pampered, seemed pissed that his team lost.

"I'm just picturing myself getting my "mani" and "pedi" on while just grinding down a nice fatty chicken wrap and following that bad boy down with a nice cold mimosa."

Tony wanted to use the spa reward to try and build the numbers to try and blindside LJ, and he found some willing pawns in Jeremiah and Spencer, at least so he thought.

Meanwhile, back at camp Tasha invited LJ to meet her alone and talk strategy, only he stood her up out of loyalty to Tony and fear that his alliance might think that he was plotting against them.

The Immunity Challenge was a mental competition where the players had to memorize a series of colored tiles and repeat them back in order, kind of like the old game Simon Says when you were a kid, only with more fake boobs.

Simon says that Tony Vlachos is an idiot.

Tony was the first one out of the the competition, while Tasha ended up winning Immunity over LJ, who despite losing announced that he still felt comfortable heading into Tribal Council.

Sure enough, Tony told Woo that LJ wanted to blindside him. And while that wasn't true at all, that got Woo all fired up about voting LJ out.

However, it was Tony's pal Trish who wasn't feeling the blindside when he approached her with his plan, and she noted how LJ had already informed her how he was the one who brought up the idea of blindsiding Woo.

At Tribal Council, Tony continued to lie and claim that he was a construction worker instead of a cop, apparently in an attempt to make himself look smarter.

In the end, Tony got his way, as LJ was voted out in a blindside.

And much like last week, a surprised Jefra asked Tony, "Did you flip," once again involuntarily outing somebody who was trying to orchestrate things "on the down low."

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Blogging Survivor: Brawn vs. Brains vs. Beauty - "If any person in the world could decide, you know, to be ugly or cute, most would pick cute"

This week's Survivor began with Spencer pissed off that fellow Brain alliance member Kass flipped their Brains alliance.

Spencer snarked, "She'll go basically wherever her estrogen takes her, not where her brain takes her," which actually was a pretty accurate assumption.

On the other hand, Kass was pretty proud of herself for playing a key role in Sara's eviction.

"It's like I pulled off a hat trick on Survivor. I got rid of the girl that I wanted to get rid of, and two big lugs played their Idols."

Of course, Kass neglected to think about how she put a target on herself in the process of settling her score with Sarah. 

Then again, the way that all women end up hating each other when they live together, I doubt that Kass really even cared...She got her victory when Sarah couldn't even figure out who the person who blindsided her was.

While you would have thought that Kass would have been content with her rival Sarah out of the game, she quickly aimed her menstrual cycle straight at Morgan when she accused her of being mean to her. 

On the other hand, Morgan thought that her treatment of Kass was just par for the course. "I think she's been ignored and made fun of all her life, so she should be used to this."

Morgan then went on to show how she viewed herself.

"With Kass, I feel like she's just a bitter, ugly old lady, and this sounds really conceited, but I think she hates me just because I'm cuter than her."

Then again, pretty much everyone is cuter than Kass...Well, except Trish.

Of course, Morgan was forgetting that she was once much like Kass herself, at least before she found that guy who bought her those huge fake boobs and let her pluck her eyebrows until they turned into worms that lived under the surface of her forehead.

Morgan McLeod: Maybe her inability to forget her pre-plastic past was part of the problem.

The Reward Challenge divided the competitors into two teams where they had to run through a land/sea maze, retrieve a box full of puzzle pieces, pull those pieces over a wall, and then solve a puzzle.

LJ, Spencer, Morgan and Jeremiah ended up winning the reward, which turned out to be a feast from Outback Steakhouse, even though they were in the Philippines and not Australia.

And considering that I have to poop within minutes every time that I eat at an Outback that actually has a bathroom, I'm pretty sure than the winning team had some interesting moments in the jungle considering they hadn't had any real food in weeks.

When it was announced that there was a new Hidden Immunity Idol with "special powers" somewhere around camp, it set off a bevy of treasure seekers more frenzied than a bunch of meth heads near an abandoned building with copper wiring.

Of course, it was Spencer, who was still at the Outback feast, who got the clue to that Idol in his napkin.

However, Wu noticed how Spencer snuck off on his own after he arrived back at camp, so he secretly followed him.

And as the two crossed paths, Wu asked him if he was out on a walk. And when Wu noticed that Spencer had left his pants behind and tried to toss them back to him, his clue to the Idol fell out.

That caused Wu to take the clue and bolt with Spencer chasing after him in hot pursuit, which went to prove that even Asian dudes are faster than white guys. 

Arriving back at camp first, Wu shared the clue with the rest of his alliance, which set off yet another Easter egg hunt for the ages, if only the Easter Bunny pooped Immunity Idols instead of colored eggs.

Or as Tony said, "You know it's bad when Morgan, the girl that you can't tell if she's a pillow or a person...You know it's serious when she's up off her ass."

According to Tony, Morgan McLeod apparently only gets up off her ass when she's down on her knees.

However, despite everyone's best efforts to get a blow job from Morgan, Spencer still ended up finding the Idol first. Worse yet, Kass was standing right next to him when he found it, but was completely oblivious.

The Immunity Challenge required the competitors to stand on their toes while pressing a block on their head against a ceiling without dropping it, which was a clear advantage for all of the girls who wear high heals, and Tony.

Somehow Spencer manged to outlast Tasha after nearly two hours and won Immunity.

Full of piss and vinegar after helping to eliminate Sarah last week, Kass went on to brag how she practices law by "trial by ambush," which not only was a tactic last used by Perry Mason, but is something that 99.9% of all BAR Associations would consider unethical.

At Tribal Council, Kass put Morgan on the spot for her lack of effort around camp, which was something that she hardly tried to deny. 

"LJ and Jeremiah, they took real good care of us girls in the beginning, just like waking up with a full pot of rice, and I got used to it."

That caused Jeff Probst to ask, "I'm going to guess that you're sort of used to that back home too?"

Morgan not only affirmed Jeff's assumption, but she went on to make herself look like a total materialistic bitch.

"Absolutely, I'm used to things being easier for me, not having to work that hard to get things...If any person in the world could decide, you know, to be ugly or cute, most would pick cute."

Morgan McLeod chose cute over ugly the day she let some schmuck buy her fake boobs.

In the end, Kass held firm and did not re-join her former Brains alliance and voted out Morgan, who didn't even seem at all disappointed to be leaving the game.

And it wasn't because she seemed miserable, but more likely because it simply didn't mean anything to her after she was able expose her breasts...I mean get some exposure on national TV.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Blogging Survivor: Brawn vs. Brains vs. Beauty - "There are Idols, because I got one"

This week's Survivor began with tension at the Aparri camp. More specifically, Kass basically told Sarah, the swing vote in the event of a merge, that she didn't trust her.

"Show me blood on your hands from a former tribemate, and then we'll talk."

Sure enough, a merge was announced, with Solana packing up and joining the Aparri to form the new Solarrion tribe, with Aparri outnumbering Solana 6-5, assuming Sarah held rank with her new tribe.

Of course, Tony and LJ both had Hidden Immunity Idols for Solana that nobody else knew about to at least make things a little more interesting.

The old Solana tribe saw Sarah as their only hope, banking on her prior "Donuts r' Us" alliance with Tony, even though he basically dumped her for Trish when the tribes were initially re-drawn.

When Tony approached Sarah, or as he calls her, "Say-wha," she refused his request to "swear on her badge" that she'd be loyal to him.

She instead elected to remain the swing vote, or as she and the boys in her precinct back in Missouri call it, a "Sarah sandwich."

And like everything in the south, a "Sarah Lacina sandwich" tastes like catfish.

While Sarah elected to remain loyal to her new Aparri tribe members, she also demanded that they target either LJ or Wu in the first Tribal Council after the merge.

That kept her at odds with Kass, who for some reason wanted to target the weaker members of the Solana tribe.

That didn't go over well with Sarah.

"I think it's completely idiotic to pick a fight with me. I'm not saying let me be the princess and walk on eggshells around me, but the last thing you want to do is piss me off."

Sarah went on to say, "I can do whatever I want. You want to pick a fight with me? I'll flip over with those other guys, so don't test me, because I will put you in your place and send you packing."

I just wanted to get as many Sarah Lacina pictures in as I could before her dumb ass got voted out.

On the other hand, Kass didn't like the fact that Sarah was calling the shots, apparently forgetting the part where she was the swing vote and could just as easily go back to her original alliance and flip the post merge numbers.

"Who made her queen? I can't even look at her, I just want to punch her sometimes."

Kass next proceeded to get pissed off at Tasha, who was simply trying to keep Sarah on board so as not to lose their majority numbers.

"I totally think that Tasha took Sarah's side in the argument. What the heck?"

The first Individual Immunity Challenge of the season consisted of balancing on a triangular water platform, where the contestants could only use their feet to hold onto narrow wooden strips of wood.

Wu won Immunity, which was good, because he was one of the two primary targets for elimination.

On the other hand, Morgan McLeod did her past to overcome a built in obstacle...Top-heaviness and wide "birthin" hips.

Back at camp, Sarah began to power trip about being the swing vote saying, "I will make the decision on who goes home next, I'm the President."

With the old Solana tribe coming to the realization that Sarah was not going to flip from her new alliance, they decided to target Kass given the rift that they had witnessed between her and Sarah.

Or as Kass said, "I know she's going to destroy the game, I wanna have the preemptive strike. I want to destroy it!"

Sarah then did her best to discredit any testimony she may ever given in the future as a witness in a criminal trial. 

"Tony and I have a relationship because he's a police officer, and I'm a police officer. But he is the biggest threat in this game. He observes everything, he's sneaky. He's just like me, and I would get rid of me if I could."

At Tribal Council, LJ played dumb and suggested that there may not be any Hidden Immunity Idols in this season's game.

That caused Tony to blurt out, "There are Idols, because I got one."

Spencer dared him to show his hand by asking, "You wanna pull it out?"

That caused Tony to drop trow as he proudly exclaimed, "Why don't you look at these six faces right here, look what's going on right here Jeff," as the old Aparri tribe scrambled to change their vote.

And after the vote, Tony decided to give his Idol to LJ by saying, "Hang on Jeff, I'd like to cover Tony's ass myself," assuming that's who Aparri had decided to change their vote to after they saw his Idol.

Crazier yet, LJ pulled out the Idol that he had secretly possessed and gave it to Tony, which officially made them married in the Philippines.

But as the Solana tribe celebrated the genius of their play, they quickly realized that Aparri had changed their vote to Jefra, not LJ, as Jeff Probst read off the vote.

I'm not saying that Jefra Bland is a poorer, whiter trash version of Emily Maynard from the Bachelor...Well, actually I am.

However, Kass came through for the Solana tribe, as she flipped on her six person alliance with Aparri.

And while that saved Tony and LJ's ass, the only use they got out of their two respective Immunity Idols was the joy they got from the giggles and high fives they gave each other after they played them.

On the other hand, Sarah went from being drunk with power over the former Aparri tribe, to being completely blindsided.

Not realizing that she had irritated Kass to the point that she flipped on her own original "Brains" alliance, Sarah was so shocked that she actually had to ask, "Who flipped?" and then, "I don't know why Kass flipped." 

Of course, Jefra was sure to point out who the guilty party was in front of everyone by saying, "Kass, Kass, thank you!"

2014 NFL Mock Draft: Post Free Agency

Here is my Post Free Agency 2014 NFL Mock Draft. It will be followed by regular updates up until the NFL Draft on May 8th.

My mock draft has been linked by The Football Fan Spot, Sports Jabber, DC Pro Sports ReportWalter Football, FF Toolbox,, The Football ExpertFantasy Football Help Desk, The Huddle Report, Niners Nation, EDS Football, NFL Mock Draft Central and NFL Pro Zach in their Mock Draft Databases.

1st Round

1. Houston Texans – Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina:

Should the Texans draft a franchise QB like Johnny Manziel, or should the select a higher rated player like Jadeveon Clowney even though DE is not a position of need?

One one hand, the Texans aren't rebuilding, so they could use a QB like Johnny Manziel who could step in and help them win right away. On the other hand, Jadeveon Clowney is a once in a lifetime talent who's too good to pass up regardless of what position he plays and how he fits in the Texans 3-4 scheme.

I find it funny how some people have criticized Clowney's motivation and work ethic. This kid was supposed to be the clear cut #1 pick heading into this year's draft after his sophomore season, and he made no attempt to hide the fact that he did not want to remain in college for another year. Clowney made little attempt to hide the fact that he played last season not to get hurt, which explains his perceived lack of effort and production, especially against lesser opponents. Then showed up at the Combine and blew everyone away.

2. St. Louis Rams – Jake Mathews, OT, Texas A and M:

Do the Rams stay put at #2, or can they trade down and accumulate additional picks?

Ideally, the Rams could trade down a few spots and still land the impact LT that they so badly need. However, the only player that I really see as worth trading up to the #2 spot for is Jadeveon Clowney, and in this scenario he went #1 to the Texans. That leaves the Rams to take Jake Mathews at #2 unless another team really covets Sammy Watkins, Khalil Mack, or one of the QB's.

3. Jacksonville Jaguars – Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A and M: 

Will the Jaguars address their need for a QB in the 1st Round?

Much like the Browns, Jacksonville owner Shad Khan has already disclosed that he intends on finding a new quarterback for the Jaguars. The Jaguars will face perhaps the toughest question in the draft in deciding whether or not to draft that QB at #3, or whether they take another impact player like Sammy Watkins or Khalil Mack. As it turns out, "Johnny Football" is the only marketable draft candidate who can serve as the face of the franchise when Khan ultimately moves the Jags to London.

4. Cleveland Browns - Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson: 

Is there a more dysfunctional franchise in all of pro sports right now than the Cleveland Browns? 

Having blown through two head coaches and two GM's in just over a year, it's been rumored that the Browns will pass on a QB at #4, and instead focus on David Carr or one of the top QB's who might fall when they pick at #26. While that's not a bad strategy in theory, when you have a pocket full of draft picks to work with and your best QB in the past 25 years has been Derek Anderson, it's probably best not to shop in the bargain rack. 

5. Oakland Raiders - Khalil Mack, DE/OLB, Buffalo:

Will the Raiders pass on a QB?

At one point it looked like the Raiders might miss out on a chance to select the top three QB prospects at #5. Now it looks like they might even have a chance of having their pick of them should they so choose. However, John Clayton has reported that the Raiders are not expected to select a QB in the 1st Round, I'm guessing because GM Reggie McKenzie is trying to win a few games now and save his job rather than doing the prudent thing and rebuilding. Either that, or he truly believes that Oakland was just six or seven aging veterans away from being Super Bowl contenders.

6. Atlanta Falcons – Greg Robinson, T, Auburn: 

Will the Falcons target a LT or a OLB/DE in the 1st Round?

If Atlanta is looking for a DE/OLB for their new 3-4 defense in the 1st Round, it's looking more and more like they'll have to trade up to get one of the elite prospects like Jadeveon Clowney or Khalil Mack. That leaves the Falcons looking at a LT. Whether it's Jake Mathews or Greg Robinson, the Falcons desperately need help at OT, and either would immediately represent a much needed upgrade over current LT Sam Baker.

7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Mike Evans, WR, Texas A and M: 

Will Tampa Bay be better than they were last year?

Despite being very active in free agency for the second straight year, it seems like Tampa Bay simply made a lot of lateral moves. Likewise, Mike Williams finally wore out his welcome in Tampa Bay after his brother stabbed him in the thigh, so now they need to use a high draft pick to replace him. A big WR like Mike Evans would be an ideal replacement...Well, either Evans or Plaxico Burress.

8. Minnesota Vikings – Blake Bortels, QB, Central Florida: 

Will the Vikings land their franchise QB at pick #8, or will they wait until the 2nd Round to find a signal caller to develop?

Unless one of the top three QB's falls to #8, the Vikings could wait until the 2nd Round to find a signal caller of the future. As of right now, Bortels might be too attractive of an option to pass up if he's still available when the Vikings at pick.

9. Buffalo Bills – Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan: 

What position represents the best value for Buffalo in the 1st Round?

Buffalo could go for an OT in the first round, or they could target an OLB, TE or WR. If a legitimate LT like Taylor Lewan is still available, the Bills could move Cordy Glenn to a more natural position like RT or even G where he could put his physicality to better use. Unlike a true LT, the other positions can be filled later in the draft.

10. Detroit Lions – Anthony Bar, LB, UCLA: 

Would the Lions really trade up for Sammy Watkins?

Don't mistake the Lions doing their due diligence on Sammy Watkins for an interest in trading up to the #2 spot to select him, because that's not going to happen. If Mike Evans is off the board, I'm starting to think that Detroit will pass on a CB even if they have their choice of Justin Gilbert and Darqueze Dennard. The Lions would really like to improve their pass rush, and OLB Anthony Barr may be the three down "flamethrower" that new defensive coordinator Teryl Austin is looking for at the SAM position.

11. Tennessee Titans – Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State: 

Do the Titans have the personnel to transition to a 3-4 defense?

Akeem Ayers and Zack Brown are both LB's that appear better suited for a 4-3 defense, but it's probably too early to given up on them without giving them a shot at rushing the passer first. Justin Gilbert would give the Titans a cover CB who can not only replace Alteraunn Verner, but should allow the rest of the Titans defense to play more aggressively.

12. New York Giants – Aaron Donald, DT, Pittsburgh: 

Will one of the elite T's drop to the Giants at #12?

The Giants offensive line is a complete mess, and drafting a LT would be the best place to start to address that problem. However, the Giants will be hard pressed to find a true starting caliber LT on the board when they pick at #12. High motor DT Aaron Donald of Pittsburgh seems to be a player that many GM's are clamoring for.

13. St Louis Rams - Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan State:

Will the Rams draft a WR in the 1st Round?

WR's have historically been devalued in Jeff Fisher offenses, so look for the Rams to sit back and address other needs with their two picks in the 1st Round. St. Louis could stand to upgrade their secondary at both CB and S. With Darqueze Dennard grading out higher than any of the safeties on the board, CB would be the most logical pick for the Rams with their second selection in the 1st Round.

14. Chicago Bears – Timmy Jernigan, DT, Florida State: 

Which DT are the Bears targeting?

Timmy Jernigan of Florida State or Aaron Donald of Pittsburgh would seem to be a perfect fits for the Bears as the type of disruptive and penetrating DT who could replace Henry Melton at the "3-Technique."
15. Pittsburgh Steelers – Louis Nix III, DT, Notre Dame: 

Is a NT worth a mid first round pick?

The Steel Curtain is broken with holes at key positions like NT, S and OLB. Louis Nix III would have to be a strong consideration at NT given Steve McLendon's inability to stop the run last season in a failed bid to replace Casey Hampton. With age and injuries limiting Troy Polamalu's playing time and effectiveness in recent years, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix of Alabama could also be an intriguing option at S.

16. Dallas Cowboys - Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri:

Why did the Cowboys demote Monte Kiffin if they are still going to play a "Tampa-Two" style defense?

Dallas finally realized the deficiencies in Monte Kiffin's "Tampa Two" defense given their lack of appropriate personnel, so they replaced him with (wait for it)....Monte Kiffin...I mean Rod Marinelli. The fact of the matter is that the four most important positions in the "Tampa Two" are DE, DT, WLB, and S, and the Cowboys still have glaring needs at three of those four positions. While Kony Ealy may be a bit of a reach at #16, Dallas doesn't have much of a choice given the other options that are available...And no, while re-signing Anthony Spencer might be a step in the right direction, it wouldn't be an answer to that problem either. 

17. Baltimore Ravens – C.J. Mosley, ILB, Alabama:

Should the Ravens draft a WR or a LT?

Daryl Smith adequately filled the shoes of Ray Lewis last season, but Baltimore lost another MLB in Jameel McClain this off season. With the addition of Steve Smith at WR filling one need, ILB C.J. Mosley could help bring the Ravens defense back to being an elite unit. Plus, Baltimore GM Ozzie Newsome is an Alabama grad who loves his fellow Crimson Tiders/Elephants.

18. New York Jets – Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida State: 

Will one of the top WR's fall to the Jets at #18?

If the Jets want to add another WR via the draft, they will likely be looking at the second tier of the projected 1st Round prospects. However, word has it that they are very intrigued by Florida States Kelvin Benjamin, who despite his concerns about his work ethic, route running and blocking has scouts drooling over his side, speed and potential.

19. Miami Dolphins Zack Martin, T, Notre Dame: 

Would the Dolphins draft Taylor Lewan after the Ritchie Incognito scandal?

The Dolphins addressed the left side of their offensive line in free agency, but still could stand to add another piece or two to the puzzle on the right side via the draft. Zack Martin has the ability to play either RT or RG, giving Miami some much needed flexibility. 

Even if Taylor Lewan of Michigan happens to be on the board, I can't see him being a consideration for Miami given that he has been charged with battery and is being questioned in connection with allegedly intimidating the victim in a teammate's rape investigation in two separate incidents.

20. Arizona Cardinals – Calvin Pryor, S, Louisville: 

Should the Cardinals reach for a tackle?

At #20 Arizona can either reach for a T or take the best playmaker available at another position of need. The Cardinals would probably be better served by going the BPA approach and getting value at a position like WR or S. A big S like Calvin Pryor would not only fill one of their needs, but provide the Cardinals with better value than any of the remaining OL candidates. They could also consider the explosive Brandin Cooks to play slot receiver and draw some coverage away from Larry Fitzgerald.
21. Green Bay Packers - Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, S, Alabama:

Where should the Packers go in the draft to help their defense?

The lack of a playmaker at S was a huge problem for Green Bay last season. Ha Ha Clinton-Dix of Alabama would give the Packers some much needed range and ball-skills in the back end of their defense.

22. Philadelphia Eagles - Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State:

Can the Eagles afford to use their 1st Round pick on offense?

Philadelphia could use a S to take over starting duties from Nate Allen and an OLB, but they also created a need at WR by releasing their best big play threat, DeSean Jackson. If Calvin Pryor and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix are both off the board, the Eagles could turn to Oregon State WR Brandin Cooks. While there should still be plenty of quality WR's still available in the 2nd Round, only Cooks has the explosiveness to adequately replace Jackson.

23. Kansas City Chiefs - Eric Ebron, TE, North Carolina:

Should the Chiefs draft a TE or a WR?

Kansas City could go in several different directions in this year's draft such as S, CB, WR, TE or DL. With Alex Smith in need of another receiving target, WR could be an option. However, the Chiefs could satisfy the same need at better value should TE Eric Ebron of North Carolina fall to them at #23 in the draft. In fact, a TE with receiving skills may even be a better fit for Alex Smith than a WR considering the conservative west coast passing scheme that the Chiefs employ.

24. Cincinnati Bengals - Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State:

Will the Bengals find a DB worth drafting at #24?

On paper the Bengals look good at CB, but they are aging and injury prone. Leon Hall is coming off his second Achilles injury, and pro athletes aren't always lucky enough to come back after one Achilles injury, let alone two. Bradley Roby of Ohio State struggled at times last season, but he has the size and speed at CB that NFL teams covet.

25. San Diego Chargers - Dee Ford, OLB/DE, Auburn:

Should the Chargers improve their defense or draft a T?

With the versatility to excel at OLB in a 3-4 defense, Dee Ford would give the Chargers a much needed edge pass rusher. CB and T could also be considerations depending on who might fall to the later part of the first round, but in this scenario, a pass rusher like Ford represents the best value of any remaining player.

26. Cleveland Browns (from Indianapolis) - Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville:

Should the Browns wait until their second pick in the first round to draft a QB?

The Browns could be gambling if they wait until their second pick in the 1st Round to try and find their new franchise QB. Their ideal situation would have one of the top QB's like Teddy Bridgewater or Derek Carr falling to pick #26, but Cleveland also needs to be aware of other QB needy teams trading back into the 1st Round and taking a signal caller in front of them, which could leave the Browns standing empty handed with a pocket full of draft picks when it comes to the QB position.

27. New Orleans Saints - Kyle Fuller, CB, Texas Christian:

Will the Saints solidify their secondary, or go for the best player available?

With Patrick Robinson coming off of an injury, the Saints could really use some depth at CB, if not a starter. While Kyle Fuller is not of the caliber of a Justin Gilbert or a Darqueze Dennard, he is a big corner with the man-to-man cover skills that NFL teams value too much for him to slide into the 2nd Round.

28. Carolina Panthers - Odell Beckham, Jr., WR, LSU:

With Jordan Gross retiring and Steve Smith having been released, do the Panthers need to draft a LT or a WR in the 1st Round?

While the Panthers now have a huge need at LT after the relatively abrupt retirement of Jordan Gross, their needs at WR have reached crisis mode after their release of all time franchise player Steve Smith. Given that they'd be reaching for any of the remaining OT's this late in the 1st Round, the Panthers should select the most explosive WR left on the board and target an LT like Joe Bitonio in the 2nd Round.

29. New England Patriots - Ra'Shede Hageman, DT, Minnesota:

Will Bill Belichick ever draft a WR in the first round again?

With Vince Wilfork aging and injury prone, New England can use a disruptive DT to either play along side or ultimately replace him at NT. Ra'Shede Hageman's size and versatility make him an ideal fit in a Bill Belichick defense. In fact, after playing in relative anonymity at Minnesota, he could end up being the steal of the draft.

30. San Francisco 49ers - Donte Moncrief, WR, Mississippi:

Who's the best fit at WR for the 49ers?

The 49ers biggest obstacle to returning to the Super Bowl are their division rivals, the Seahawks. The best way to counteract Seattle's super-sized secondary is with quickness, and that's where an explosive player like Donte Moncrief in the slot could help not only negate the size advantage in the Seahawks' secondary, but possibly even turn it into a liability.

31. Denver Broncos - Stephon Tuitt, DE, Notre Dame:

While the Broncos have needs at ILB and G, are either of those positions worth using a 1st Round pick on?

Denver would be better off waiting until the 2nd and 3rd Rounds to address their needs at ILB and G. While the Broncos did a great job of beefing up their defense in free agency, with Derek Wolfe coming off of a spinal injury they could still stand to add a versatile DE/DT like Stephon Tuitt to their rotation.

32. Seattle Seahawks - Marqise Lee, WR, USC:

Will the Seahawks trade up to improve a position of need, or choose the best player available at #32?

The Seahawks have relatively few weaknesses after winning the Super Bowl, although they did suffer some losses at DE, WR and T in free agency. Marqise Lee of USC would seem like an ideal replacement for Golden Tate if he happens to fall to the end of the 1st Round.