In the mock draft below, I am not predicting where each player will be picked in Thursday's first round of the NFL draft (8 p.m. ET, ESPN, WatchESPN). Instead, I'm making the picks based on what I think each team needs.
A few ground rules:
At each slot, I make a pick in the best interest of only the team with the pick. I won't pass on a player at No. 4 just because I like the team better at No. 5.
No trades unless they're already done.
Again, I'm not projecting picks; I'm saying whom I would pick if I were running each team.