Kenny Vaccaro, SS, Texas – Keenan Lewis has left the Steel City and Ike Taylor’s career is slowly winding down. The defense in Pittsburgh isn’t going to improve with a declining secondary. Adding Vaccaro is the start to the defensive retooling.
18. Dallas Cowboys
Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina – With the current defensive line in Dallas all over the age of 30, it’s a good time to start preparing for the future. Drafting Williams is a great start.
19. New York Giants
Ezekiel Ansah, DE, BYU – Much like the Cowboys, the Giants’ defensive line is aging and could use a young upgrade for the future.
20. Chicago Bears
Alec Ogletree, ILB, Georgia – Brian Urlacher’s tenure in the Windy City is over. With that being said, the Bears now look to find a new interior presence for their stout defense. Ogletree fits the bill and could be an immediate impact player in Chicago.
Menelik Watson, OT, Florida State – With Andre Miller still unsigned, it’s looking more likely that Cincinnati will look towards the draft for a right tackle and Watson seems to be that guy.
22. St. Louis Rams (from Washington)
Eric Reid, FS, LSU – After losing Craig Dahl and Quintin Mikell in the off-season, the Rams need help at safety. Reid has shown he has the ability to step in and produce. The Rams hope he can do the same in the NFL.
Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington – With an aging Antoine Winfield and Chris Cook an injury risk, the Vikings could use some help in the secondary. Trufant is a logical choice for Minnesota.
Brian Schwenke, C, California – The Colts need some more protection for Andrew Luck. At this point in the draft, Schwenke will likely be the best lineman available for Indianapolis at number 24.
25. Minnesota Vikings (from Seattle)
Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee – With the recent signing of Greg Jennings and Percy Harvin’s status currently up in the air, the Vikings could use a viable second option to Jennings.
Justin Pugh, OT, Syracuse – The offensive line started to show signs of weakness in 2012 for cheeseheads. Pugh is a guy who could help cement the cracks down the line.
27. Houston Texans
Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee – Andre Johnson remains a bit of an injury risk, leaving the Texans in need of a second option at wide out. Patterson is a good selection here for Houston to help them spread the ball around in the passing game.
28. Denver Broncos
Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State – Finding a young defensive lineman for the future would be a great move for Denver’s defensive depth. A guy like Werner would definitely do the trick.
D.J. Hayden, CB, Houston – Injuries have taken a toll on the Patriots’ secondary in years past and Aqib Talib moving to safety didn’t help their depth at the corner. Drafting Hayden will give them some much needed help in the defensive backfield.
30. Atlanta Falcons
Jamar Taylor, CB, Boise State – Cornerback is one of a few needs for the Falcons. Their defense is in need of some help if they want to take the next step and win the NFC. Taylor is a guy who could be a big part of the future in Atlanta.
Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame – Offensive coordinator Greg Roman’s plan seems to be to give Kaepernick as many versatile weapons on offense as possible. Adding Eifert to the mix would be a solid move for San Francisco.
32. Baltimore Ravens
Manti Te’o, ILB, Notre Dame – With Ray Lewis retiring, the Ravens are thin in the middle. Adding Te’o and grooming him alongside Suggs is a potentially great move for Baltimore.