Mock draft: Saints select LSU CB Tre’Davious White with No. 32 pick
CB Tre’Davious White, LSU
Sean Payton has made it no secret that the Saints still need to add multiple cornerbacks. This pick might actually be used to trade with New England to acquire CB Malcolm Butler. If not, White makes sense for the Saints at a position of need.
Mock draft: Falcons add Auburn DE Carl Lawson with 31st-overall pick
DE Carl Lawson, Auburn
The Falcons must continue to improve their pass rush. Lawson has the speed that teams covet. Atlanta needs someone to rush opposite Vic Beasley.
Mock draft: Steelers take Michigan SS Jabrill Peppers at No. 30
SS Jabrill Peppers, Michigan
The Steelers are looking for playmakers in the secondary who can cover the field. With so much sub package, Peppers would be the ideal fifth DB for now.
Mock draft: Packers take J.J. Watt’s brother, Wisconsin OLB T.J. Watt, at No. 29
OLB T.J. Watt, Wisconsin
The Packers’ greatest needs are on defense, and nothing helps more on that side of the ball than a pass rusher. Watt is a high-effort player whose physical testing and inexperience -- he switched from TE to OLB only two years ago -- suggest that he has some upside too.
Mock draft: Cowboys go with Missouri DE Charles Harris with the No. 28 pick
DE Charles Harris, Missouri
The Cowboys will take the best defensive end or cornerback on the board at 28, assuming they stay put. Of their 30 national visitors, only two were offensive players. They have not made a secret of how much they like Harris.
Mock draft: Chiefs draft Clemson QB Deshaun Watson with No. 27 pick
QB Deshaun Watson, Clemson
A winner with a pedigree who has a little Donovan McNabb in him. He can sit and learn behind Alex Smith and solidify the QB position for years to come.
Mock draft: Seahawks go after Washington CB Kevin King with No. 26 pick
CB Kevin King, Washington
At 6-foot-3 King is the kind of big corner Pete Carroll covets. He would help a secondary that could be in transition.
Mock draft: Texans take Texas Tech QB Patrick Mahomes at No. 25
QB Patrick Mahomes, Texas Tech
With Tom Savage entrenched as the starter, Mahomes will be given time to develop. They like his arm, movement skills and leadership ability.
Mock draft: Raiders select Florida ILB Jarrad Davis at No. 24
ILB Jarrad Davis, Florida
General Manager Reggie McKenzie has always thought he can fill linebackers needs late in the draft or via free agency, but this match is too good to pass up. Davis can play sideline to sideline, and the Raiders defense needs playmakers.
Mock Draft. New York Giants go for Miami TE David Njoku at No. 23
TE David Njoku, Miami
Eli Manning began his career with an athletic, seam-busting TE taken in the first round from the U already on the Giants. He can now come to the end of his career with one too. The Giants signed Rhett Ellison to handle the blocking duties of the position; now they’ll add Njoku to handle the pass-catching part, force teams out of the Cover-2s that kept Odell in check in 2016, and be another big red zone target. Njoku is everything GM Jerry Reese thought Adrien Robinson would be when he called him “the JPP of tight ends” in 2012. The only difference is that he actually is.
Mock draft: Dolphins add a big body with Michigan State DT Malik McDowell at No. 22
DT Malik McDowell, Michigan State
The Dolphins were one of the NFL’s worst teams when it came to stopping the run. McDowell has the talent to be an NFL starter if someone can motivate him to play every snap.
Mock draft: Lions select Michigan DE Taco Charlton at No. 21
DE Taco Charlton, Michigan
The Lions finished 31st in sacks and need to ramp up their pass rush. They like Charlton and Florida linebacker Jarrad Davis. They like Charlton’s length at left defensive end, even though linebacker is a bigger need.
Mock draft: Broncos shore up left side with Utah OT Garett Bolles at No. 20
OT Garett Bolles, Utah
The Broncos have a crying need for a left tackle, and Bolles is better than the other two top tackles in this draft, Cam Robinson and Ryan Ramczyk.
Mock draft: Buccaneers add RB Dalvin Cook from Florida State at No. 19
RB Dalvin Cook, Florida State
Doug Martin will miss the first 3 games serving a suspension for PEDs, his contract is no longer guaranteed, he’s been hurt three out of five years and the team won’t commit to him. Although a defensive player would fill a bigger need, Cook, a former teammate of Jameis Winston’s, would give the Bucs an explosive, three down back and bring balance to the offense.
Mock draft: Titans add to O-line with Western Kentucky’s Forrest Lamp at No. 18
OL Forrest Lamp, Western Kentucky
Surprise! With the top three wideouts off the board, the Titans still go offense, selecting the former Western Kentucky offensive tackle with an eye toward starting him at guard. He’s a stud in pass protection and as a run blocker, and provides tremendous versatility.
Mock draft: Redskins go offense first with Stanford RB Christian McCaffrey at No. 17
RB Christian McCaffrey, Stanford
The Redskins could use depth along the defensive line, but they just need to add talent. Period. McCaffrey gives them a versatile weapon as a running back and wide receiver, plus he’s a threat on special teams as a returner.
Mock draft: Ravens draft Western Michigan WR Corey Davis with No. 16 pick
WR Corey Davis, Western Michigan
Ideally, the Ravens would find a top pass rusher sitting there at 16, but with Derek Barnett, Takkarist McKinley and Haason Reddick all gone, they add a much-needed playmaker for Joe Flacco. Ozzie Newsome hasn’t had much success with first-round wide receivers, but Davis has all the qualities of a future No. 1 receiver.
Mock draft: Colts select UCLA OLB Takkarist McKinley at No. 15
OLB Takkarist McKinley, UCLA
The Colts’ priority this off-season has been their pass rush. They addressed it to a degree by signing Jabaal Sheard and Johnathan Hankins, but his would be as big or bigger.
Mock draft: Eagles add to receiving corps with Washington’s John Ross at No. 14
WR John Ross, Washington
Ross gives Carson Wentz a speedy target, and the two can develop together. Cornerback is a bigger need for the Eagles, but they can get one in a later round.
Mock draft: Cardinals go with Alabama ILB Reuben Foster at No. 13
ILB Reuben Foster, Alabama
They have to be tempted by quarterbacks Patrick Mahomes and Deshaun Watson in this scenario. But inside linebacker is a need, and the Cardinals won’t be scared off by Foster’s off-field issues. They feel confident veteran Karlos Dansby would be a perfect mentor.
Mock draft: Browns take Alabama TE O.J. Howard with No. 12 pick
TE O.J. Howard, Alabama
The Browns would like Mitchell Trubisky at 12, but if they can’t get him, Howard would give them an offensive weapon they did not have last year. When he was with Cincinnati, Hue Jackson showed with Tyler Eifert what he can do with a good tight end. Howard fills that role.
Mock draft: Saints add Temple OLB Haason Reddick with No. 11 pick
OLB Haason Reddick, Temple
The Saints need defensive playmakers in the front seven, and the versatile Reddick is one the fastest riders in the draft. He has the speed to rush the quarterback off the edge or cover backs and tight ends downfield.
Mock draft: Bills draft QB of future in North Carolina’s Mitchell Trubisky at No. 10
QB Mitchell Trubisky, North Carolina
The Bills have so many needs, they would be better off trading back for more picks. They resigned Tyrod Taylor but still must shape the organization’s long-term future at quarterback.
Mock draft: Bengals draft Tennessee DE Derek Barnett at No. 9
DE Derek Barnett, Tennessee
The Bengals need a pass rusher, and they love productive players from the Southeastern Conference. Barnett, Tennessee’s all-time sacks leader, checks all the boxes.
Mock draft: Panthers grab LSU RB Leonard Fournette with No. 8 pick
RB Leonard Fournette, LSU
Christian McCaffrey would help the Panthers in the slot and as a punt returner. But if the Panthers want to ensure opponents bring a safety in the box and open up the field for Cam Newton, Fournette is their man.
Mock draft: Chargers add WR depth with Clemson’s Mike Williams at No. 7
WR Mike Williams, Clemson
The secondary and offensive line might be the two biggest needs, but with this board, finding quarterback Philip Rivers another weapon makes too much sense. The Chargers get insurance in case Keenan Allen can’t stay healthy. And if he can, they get an impressive tandem of wideouts.
Mock draft: N.Y. Jets select Ohio State CB Marshon Lattimore with No. 6 pick
CB Marshon Lattimore, Ohio State
The Jets have holes all over their roster, so they could go many directions here. Lattimore is the best corner in the draft and gives them a replacement for the recently jettisoned Darrelle Revis.
Mock draft: Titans take LSU SS Jamal Adams with fifth-overall pick
SS Jamal Adams, LSU
A year after dealing the No. 1 overall selection to the Rams, the Titans would once again like to trade down to acquire more draft capital. But absent a deal for the fifth pick, they’re in position to go with the best available talent. Tennessee could land a much-needed wide receiver or cornerback when it picks again at 18.
Mock draft: Jaguars take Alabama DT Jonathan Allen with fourth-overall pick
DT Jonathan Allen, Alabama
LSU tailback Leonard Fournette makes a ton of sense here since the Jaguars desperately need to add a play-maker in the running game. But new football boss Tom Coughlin goes the safe route with the versatile Allen, who can rotate with newcomer Calais Campbell at strong-side end and also serve as an interior pass rusher on third down.
Mock draft: Bears draft Ohio State FS Malik Hooker with third pick
FS Malik Hooker, Ohio State
The Bears’ 11 takeaways last season tied for the worst single-season total in league history. Hooker’s elite range and ball skills can remedy that as long as the team is comfortable with off-season hip labrum surgery.
Mock draft: 49ers pick Stanford DE Solomon Thomas with second-overall pick
DE Solomon Thomas, Stanford
Thomas is just the sort of foundational player the 49ers are seeking as they revamp their roster. The only problem is he’d be the third straight defensive lineman they’ve taken in the first round, which is why a trade-down scenario makes sense too.
Mock draft: Browns make Texas A&M DE Myles Garrett the No. 1 pick
DE Myles Garrett, Texas A&M — The Browns need to add a surefire impact player instead of taking a chance on a quarterback here. Garrett can help transform the defense, and the Browns still have the picks to land a quarterback later.