6. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Alabama CB Dre' Kirkpatrick
Starting corner Ronde Barber is 36 and can’t play forever. Therefore, getting a young, physical corner who can press and play in zone concepts would be a safe/solid top ten selection.
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7. Washington Redskins: Southern Cal QB Matt Barkley
The Redskins almost have to go quarterback here and could be in play to either move up to get Griffin III or even back to look at Texas A&M QB Ryan Tannehill. However, if they stay put, Barkley is a guy who is comfortable outside the pocket and upgrades a priority position of need.
8. Miami Dolphins: North Carolina DL Quinton Coples
With free agency about to hit the Dolphins defensive front seven hard, I can see them landing one of the premier talents in the D-line class and waiting for a quarterback until later considering it’s a much deeper position.
9. Buffalo Bills: Stanford OT Jonathan Martin
Martin has had some struggles this year with stronger defensive end prospects. However, he’s a flexible, long-armed kid who has the frame to get bigger and would give the Bills an instant upgrade at the left tackle position.
10. Carolina Panthers: Stanford OG David DeCastro
The Panthers have a bigger need at defensive tackle; however, the difference in talent level between DeCastro and the draft’s top DT is significant. I will admit most will think this is a bit high for a guard prospect. But in my view, DeCastro has the ability to have a Maurkice Pouncey-type rookie season and develop into one of the league's best at a position that is also a need for the Panthers.
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