1. Panthers: Cam Newton, quarterback, Auburn.
Marty Hurney will swing for the fences at No. 1 overall.
2. Broncos: Marcell Dareus, defensive tackle, Alabama.
Denver adds an elite defensive tackle for the new 4-3.
3. Bills: Von Miller, linebacker, Texas A&M.
Miller fixes Buffalo’s disastrous 2009 whiff on Aaron Maybin.
4. Bengals: Blaine Gabbert, quarterback, Missouri.
Cincinnati can now trade Carson Palmer to the Seahawks after the draft.
5. Cardinals: Robert Quinn, linebacker, North Carolina.
Quinn will replace Joey Porter, a surefire post-draft salary casualty.
6. Browns: A.J. Green, wide receiver, Georgia.
Colt McCoy has no chance to succeed with his current supporting cast.
7. 49ers: Patrick Peterson, cornerback/safety, LSU.
Picks five and seven are interchangeable; the Niners would take either.
8. Titans: Nick Fairley, defensive tackle, Auburn.
The offensive staff wants a QB, but Fairley will be higher on their board.
9. Cowboys: Tyron Smith, tackle, USC.
Left tackle Doug Free is a free agent, making Smith a no-brainer pick.
10. Redskins: Jake Locker, quarterback, Washington.
The Shanahans are intent on finding a franchise quarterback this year.
11. Texans: Aldon Smith, linebacker, Missouri.
With Miller and Quinn gone, Houston takes the best pass rusher left.
12. Vikings: Julio Jones, wide receiver, Alabama.
The Vikes want Locker, but settle on a weapon for a free agent QB.
13. Lions: Anthony Castonzo, tackle, Boston College.
Detroit’s top draft priority must be to keep Matthew Stafford upright.
14. Rams: Prince Amukamara, cornerback, Nebraska.
St. Louis can’t pass on a falling Amukamara; he’ll be atop their board.
15. Dolphins: Mike Pouncey, guard/center, Florida.
The Fins covet a guard who can both pull and play with in-line power.
16. Jaguars: Christian Ponder, quarterback, Florida State.
David Garrard has held Jacksonville’s offense hostage long enough.
17. Patriots: Cameron Jordan, defensive end, Cal.
Jordan draws some comparisons to Richard Seymour as a 3-4 end.
18. Chargers: J.J. Watt, defensive end, Wisconsin.
The Bolts want more pass rush at their right defensive end position.
19. Giants: Corey Liuget, defensive tackle, Illinois.
Liuget could form a dangerous duo with Chris Canty on the inside.
20. Bucs: Da’Quan Bowers, defensive end, Clemson.
A risky pick, but the Bucs try to hit a homerun at a major sore spot.
21. Chiefs: Gabe Carimi, tackle, Wisconsin.
The ideal bookend right tackle to play across from Branden Albert.
22. Colts: Derek Sherrod, tackle, Mississippi State.
Indianapolis upgrades Peyton Manning’s blind side with a safe pick.
23. Eagles: Jimmy Smith, cornerback, Colorado.
Smith may be the missing piece Philly needs for a Super Bowl berth.
24. Saints: Jabaal Sheard, defensive end, Pittsburgh.
Big East Defensive Player of the Year can spark the Saints’ front seven.
25. Seahawks: Andy Dalton, quarterback, TCU.
A reach, but it may not necessarily be the Seahawks making this pick.
26. Ravens: Ryan Kerrigan, defensive end, Purdue.
Kerrigan is everything Paul Kruger was supposed to be two years ago.
27. Falcons: Danny Watkins, guard, Baylor.
Watkins is pro-ready, and Atlanta risks losing three of its starting five.
28. Patriots: Brooks Reed, linebacker, Arizona.
Reed’s best projection is 3-4 outside ‘backer, a weak position in Foxboro.
29. Bears: Marvin Austin, defensive tackle, North Carolina.
It’s no secret that Chicago is high on Austin to replace Tommie Harris.
30. Jets: Muhammad Wilkerson, defensive end, Temple.
Wilkerson can collapse the pocket at New York’s biggest area of need.
31. Steelers: Phil Taylor, defensive tackle, Baylor.
Pittsburgh solidifies its aging front line with a run-stuffing behemoth.
32. Packers: James Carpenter, tackle/guard, Alabama.
Carpenter starts at guard in year one, and can eventually kick to tackle.