11. SAN DIEGO CHARGERS- Eric Fisher, OT, (Central Michigan): Fisher may actually be off the board by the time the Chargers are on the clock after having an excellent Senior Bowl week. San Diego has to make rebuilding their pathetic offensive line a priority in this draft and Fisher is a great place to start.
12. MIAMI DOLPHINS- Johnthan Banks, CB, (Mississippi State): The general consensus is that Miami goes WR here but the value is just not warranting it. Look for them to make a splash in free agency when addressing their need at WR and go defense here. Banks can step in alongside CB Sean Smith to solidify the secondary and Star Lotulelei (DT/Utah) is also a possibility here.
13. TAMPA BAY- Xavier Rhodes, CB, (Florida State): The Bucs desperately need help at CB and would have loved to grab Banks here but will settle for Rhodes. He tends to plays an aggressive physical style that will need to be reined in a bit but possesses the size to match up with taller receivers and can offer immediate help to a razor thin secondary.
14. CAROLINA PANTHERS-Star Lotulelei, DT, (Utah): The Panthers are ecstatic to see Lotulelei still on the board here and get to address a glaring need in their defense. They were routinely run on last season and need to shore up the middle of their defensive front and Lotulelei fits the bill perfectly.
15. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS- Sheldon Richardson, DT, (Missouri): The Saints need to get some pressure from the middle of their defensive line and Richardson fits the bill. He is athletic, quick and can be an explosive force from the interior of the line and be the replacement for the underachieving Sedrick Ellis who will be allowed to walk in free agency.
16. ST LOUIS RAMS- Lane Johnson, OT, (Oklahoma): With two first round picks the Rams will look to solidify their offensive line and after excelling during the week at the Senior Bowl Johnson cemented a first round selection. Jeff Fisher realizes that keeping his franchise quarterback upright and healthy is a priority and Johnson will be cause in the matter.
17. PITTSBURGH STEELERS- Dion Jordan, OLB/DE, (Oregon): Pittsburgh has to address the need for pass rushing threats as Jerome Harrison and LaMarr Woodley are beginning to break down from age as well as wear and tear. Jordan is a great value here and has room to add muscle and strength to his 6’ 6” and 240 pound frame. Pittsburgh could roll the dice by selecting Ezekiel Ansah (DE/BYU) here but the smart money says they go with the more proven commodity in Jordan.
18. DALLAS COWBOYS- Jonathan Hankins, DT, (Ohio State): The Cowboys interior defensive front is in need of immediate help (Google Josh Brent and Jay Ratliff for details) and Hankins will provide it. The space eating DT from Ohio State is a perfect fit for the 4-3 defense that Dallas will employ in 2013.
19. NEW YORK GIANTS, Ezekiel Ansah, DE, (Brigham Young): It’s what they do in New York and it works. Ansah is selected to join the already formidable pass-rushing group of DL in New York and gets to learn from the best. They can afford to bring the kid along slowly and let him work alongside the man he has been compared to Jason Pierre-Paul.
20. CHICAGO BEARS, Zach Ertz, TE, (Stanford): At 6’ 6” and over 240 pounds, the talented TE out of Stanford is just what Jay Cutler and the Bears offense needs. Ertz is a better blocker than Tyler Eifert (TE/Notre Dame), the other potential first round TE prospect and so he gets the nod. The Bears may also decide to go defense here and consider Manti Te’o (LB/Notre Dame) or Alec Ogletree (LB/Georgia) with Brian Urlacher’s future in Chicago very much in doubt.