The Buccaneers need to continue and rebuild the defense and might not return either of their starting cornerbacks from last season. Rhodes has imposing size for the position and plays with the aggressiveness and quickness to be a true bump-and-run corner in the NFL.

14. CAROLINA PANTHERS -- STAR LOTULELEI, DT, UTAH

The interior of the Panthers' defensive line has been a question mark since Kris Jenkins left in 2007 and, ironically, Carolina hasn't invested a top-50 draft pick on a defensive tackle since Jenkins over a decade ago. Floyd is an athletic, fiery player who is still developing in several areas, but his pro potential is off-the-charts.

15. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS -- JARVIS JONES, OLB, GEORGIA

The Saints are transitioning to a 3-4 defensive scheme and new defensive coordinator Rob Ryan will bang the table for the Saints to draft a pass rusher here. Jones is a natural fit as a stand-up pass rusher and although he has some flaws, his ability to disrupt the pocket is a coveted attribute.

16. ST. LOUIS RAMS -- KENNY VACCARO, S, TEXAS

The Rams upgraded their cornerbacks last season through free agency (Cortland Finnegan) and the draft (Janoris Jenkins), but still need help at safety. In 2007 with the Titans, Jeff Fisher drafted a Texas safety in the top-20 (Michael Griffin), it wouldn't be surprising if it happens again in St. Louis this year.

17. PITTSBURGH STEELERS -- DAMONTRE MOORE, DE/OLB, TEXAS A&M

The Steelers need to get younger and faster on defense and will be looking or another pass rusher to add to the fold. Moore might be most natural as a pass rush linebacker and although he needs time to develop and get stronger, he has the motor that will work in Pittsburgh.

18. DALLAS COWBOYS -- JONATHAN COOPER, OG, NORTH CAROLINA

Will Jerry Jones really draft an offensive guard in the top-20 of the draft? Although it might seem like a longshot, Cooper is absolutely worth the pick and Dallas can't afford to pass on an interior lineman of his caliber, especially because he brings versatility at guard and center.

19. NEW YORK GIANTS -- BJOERN WERNER, DE, FLORIDA STATE

Stop me if you've heard this before -- the Giants select the top pass rusher left on the board with their first round pick. With Werner best suited for a four-man front, he could slip out of the top-15 picks, but would provide excellent value for the Giants here.

20. CHICAGO BEARS -- TYLER EIFERT, TE, NOTRE DAME

With larger needs at linebacker and offensive line, tight end might be a long shot here, but Chicago needs to upgrade the position at some point this off-season. A Midwest kid, Eifert is a reliable pass catcher who will fit well with what the Bears want to do on offense.

21. CINCINNATI BENGALS -- DJ FLUKER, OT, ALABAMA

With defensive end Michael Johnson receiving the franchise tag from the Bengals, right tackle Andre Smith is set to hit free agency unless Cincinnati locks him up. And with Smith looking to cash in, the Bengals might look to the draft to find a replacement, possibly replacing one Crimson Tide tackle with another.

22. ST. LOUIS RAMS (FROM WASHINGTON) -- TAVON AUSTIN, WR, WEST VIRGINIA

With Danny Amendola likely to test free agency, the Rams will be in the market for a speedy inside receiver. Austin has the speed and quickness to make plays at all levels of the field and can be a difference-maker for an offense that needs some life.

23. MINNESOTA VIKINGS -- DeANDRE HOPKINS, WR, CLEMSON

No one will mistake Christian Ponder for Peyton Manning, but the Vikings are currently connected to the former Florida State quarterback and need to add weapons to help him succeed. Although he won't "wow" athletically, Hopkins is a polished route runner and knows how to separate and create.

24. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS -- JONATHAN HANKINS, DT, OHIO STATE

The Colts have done an admirable job on defense in their first season utilizing the 3-4 scheme, but need to add more bulk up front. Hankins has the natural size to be a space-eater in the middle, but also has experience on the outside, showing the versatility the NFL will love.

25. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS -- DATONE JONES, DE, UCLA

The Seahawks have one of the better defensive fronts in the NFC, but it wouldn't be surprising to see them add some depth, especially at pass rusher. Jones has the versatility to line up inside, outside and standing up, providing a pass rush from several different angles.

26. GREEN BAY PACKERS -- ARTHUR BROWN, LB, KANSAS STATE

For most of the season, it seemed evident that the Packers needed to add more speed on defense and that was never more true than Green Bay's loss in the playoffs to San Francisco. Brown has a nose for the ball with the position versatility to play inside or outside in the Packers scheme.

27. HOUSTON TEXANS -- KEENAN ALLEN, WR, CALIFORNIA

The Texans drafted two receivers last season, but they still need to find an adequate weapon opposite Andre Johnson, who isn't getting any younger himself. Allen might slip a bit on draft day due to his knee injury, but he would be great value with this pick and projects as an impact NFL starter.

28. DENVER BRONCOS -- KAWANN SHORT, DT, PURDUE