7. Chicago Bears – Trae Waynes, CB-Michigan State
Trae Waynes is the best cornerback in the NFL Draft by a wide margin. John Fox will be thrilled to get his mitts on him.
8. Atlanta Falcons – Bud Dupree, OLB-Kentucky
For new head coach Dan Quinn, defense will be the name of the game Thursday night. The only question remains which defender he’ll select first.
9. New York Giants – Brandon Scherff, OG-Iowa
The Giants positions of need are simple: offensive line. Of course they are others, such as linebacker and possibly safety, but Eli Manning and the running game need a much improved o-line.
10. Philadelphia Eagles (Via Rams) – Marcus Mariota, QB-Oregon
In the shock of the NFL Draft, Marcus Mariota lasts until the No. 10 pick. With the Titans comfortable with Mettenberger, and nobody willing to give up a king’s ransom, Mariota will pass by the Jets and last to this position. This will prompt Chip Kelly to go back to the well with Les Snead, Jeff Fisher and the St. Louis Rams. Just like they did in the Bradford-Foles deal, St. Louis will once again pick up valuable assets from Philly.
11. Minnesota Vikings – DeVante Parker, WR-Louisville
Easy choice for the Vikings with a talented receiver who could blossom with Teddy Bridgewater for the next several seasons.
12. Cleveland Browns – Danny Shelton, DT-Washington
The Browns will be upset they missed out on the Mariota sweepstakes. It won’t stop them from making a solid selection in the No. 12 hole.