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Buffalo Bills draft capsule

12, 22 BUFFALO BILLS (9-8)

LAST SEASON: Front-office and major roster overhauls didn't deter Bills from exceeding extremely low expectations in making playoffs and ending 17-year postseason drought, longest in North America's four major professional sports. First-year coach Sean McDermott successfully cultivated winning culture by leaning on veteran leaders to establish close-knit bond among players. First-year GM Brandon Beane made deft trades in adding draft picks and beginning to clear team's books of high-priced salaries, including DT Marcell Dareus. RB LeSean McCoy was workhorse on offense that lacked consistency at QB (Tyrod Taylor) and established depth at WR. Revamped group of DBs, led by free-agent-additions safeties Micah Hyde and Jordan Poyer, jelled immediately in helping patch defensive deficiencies.

THEY NEED: QB, LB, WR, C, LG.

THEY DON'T NEED: CB, S.

POSSIBLE 12TH PICK: QB Josh Rosen, UCLA; QB Josh Allen, Wyoming; QB Sam Darnold, USC; QB Mason Rudolph, Oklahoma; WR Calvin Ridley, Alabama; LB Roquan Smith, Georgia; LB Tremaine Edmunds, Virginia Tech.

POSSIBLE 22ND PICK: QB Lamar Jackson, Louisville; OL Will Hernandez, UTEP; WR D.J. Moore, Maryland; DT Maurice Hurst, Michigan; C Billy Price, Ohio State.

OUTLOOK: Bills might take step back before begin advancing after yet another offseason overhaul in bid to build through youth and shed high-priced contracts. Difficult to see how playoff stars will align perfectly for second consecutive year with questions at quarterback, offensive line and with McCoy set to turn 30 in July. With 12 career appearances, including one playoff start, free-agent addition A.J. McCarron most experienced QB on roster after Taylor traded to Cleveland. Offensive line and leadership roles took hits with C Eric Wood diagnosed with career-ending neck injury and LG Richie Incognito's abrupt retirement. Receiver group lacks established threat beyond Kelvin Benjamin, who's coming off knee surgery. Bills plugged holes on defense by adding DT Star Lotulelei and LB Trent Murphy, but have yet to address free-agent loss of starting MLB Preston Brown.

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New England Patriots draft capsule

23. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (15-4)

LAST SEASON: New England stumbled early, losing twice in first four games. Patriots recovered and won 11 of final 12 behind MVP season of quarterback Tom Brady. He dazzled at age 40, throwing for 4,577 yards, 32 touchdowns and eight interceptions. He did so despite reported friction between himself, coach Bill Belichick and team owner Robert Kraft following midseason trade of backup Jimmy Garoppolo to San Francisco. But defensive inconsistency was Patriots' biggest issue throughout season and it caught up with them in Super Bowl loss to Philadelphia. It included mysterious benching of cornerback Malcolm Butler, who wound up leaving at start of free agency.

THEY NEED: OL, LB, CB, DE, QB

THEY DON'T NEED: TE, RB, WR

POSSIBLE FIRST PICK: T Kolton Miller, UCLA; T Mike McGlinchey, Notre Dame; LB Rashaan Evans, Alabama; DE-LB Harold Landry, Boston College; CB Mike Hughes, UCF.

OUTLOOK: Roster will look different following free agency departures of Butler (Titans), LT Nate Solder (Giants), WR Danny Amendola (Dolphins), RB Dion Lewis (Titans) and trade of WR Brandin Cooks (Rams). They've addressed some holes already: New England traded for WR-KR Cordarrelle Patterson, CB Jason McCourty and DT Danny Shelton, while signing veteran DE Adrian Clayborn and RB Jeremy Hill. TE Rob Gronkowski has subtly hinted at retiring sooner rather than later, which could throw wrinkle into Patriots' long-term approach. But they have plenty to work with thanks to five selections in first 95 picks, including two in first round (23rd and 31st overall).

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New York Jets draft capsule

3. NEW YORK JETS (5-11)

LAST SEASON: Rebuilding Jets were one of NFL's early-season surprises while winning three of first five games despite some preseason prognosticators saying New York would struggle to win more than one. Todd Bowles' bunch didn't get many more victories and finished 5-11 for second straight season, but Jets were competitive in almost all games. Players praised positive culture change stressed by Bowles, as well as leadership of quarterback Josh McCown. Both Bowles and GM Mike Maccagnan received two-year contract extensions. McCown had career year at 38, setting personal bests with 2,926 yards passing, 19 TD passes and five TD runs before missing final three games with broken left hand. Wide receiver Robby Anderson had breakout season with 63 catches, 941 yards and seven TD receptions, and rookie safeties Jamal Adams and Marcus Maye made good first impressions as immediate starters. Jets struggled to generate consistent pass rush with Muhammad Wilkerson (3 1/2) and Leonard Williams (2) combining for 5 1/2 sacks.

THEY NEED: QB, OLB/pass rusher, D-line depth, TE.

THEY DON'T NEED: S, CB, LS.

POSSIBLE FIRST PICK: QB Josh Rosen, UCLA; QB Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma; QB Sam Darnold, USC; QB Josh Allen, Wyoming.

OUTLOOK: It's all about finding right quarterback after being aggressive and trading up from No. 6 to No. 3 in deal with Indianapolis in March that also cost New York two second-rounders this year and one next year. Jets put themselves in position to get one of top three QBs, but pressure's on Maccagnan & Co. to get pick right. New York re-signed McCown and added Teddy Bridgewater in free agency, so first-rounder won't be pressured to start right away in new coordinator Jeremy Bates' offense - but could give veterans run for starting job in training camp. Also appears to be end for both Christian Hackenberg (2016 second-rounder) and Bryce Petty (2015 fourth-rounder) with Jets. Maccagnan was busy in free agency, adding CB Trumaine Johnson, WR Terrelle Pryor, RB Isaiah Crowell, LB Avery Williamson, K Cairo Santos and C Spencer Long. New York still has plenty of needs, including pass rusher and depth on defensive line. For Jets fans looking for optimism, team has had No. 3 pick in NFL draft one other time: in 1981, took RB Freeman McNeil, who is franchise's second-leading rusher.

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Miami Dolphins draft capsule

11. MIAMI DOLPHINS (6-10)

LAST SEASON: Dolphins missed playoffs for eighth time in nine seasons, and backslid in Year 2 under coach Adam Gase, leaving regime at crossroads in 2018. Miami was wildly inconsistent, undisciplined team last year, and Gase addressed issue in reshaping roster this offseason. Questions arose regarding leadership of defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh and receiver Jarvis Landry, and both are gone. Defensive end Robert Quinn and receiver Danny Amendola among veteran newcomers. Gase may have improved locker room culture, but few see net gain in talent, which magnifies importance of draft. Owner Stephen Ross opted for stability at top after last season, and Gase, executive vice president of football operations Mike Tannenbaum and general manager Chris Grier are backs.

THEY NEED: LB, TE, G, DT, QB, CB, RB.

THEY DON'T NEED: DE, WR, S.

POSSIBLE FIRST PICK: QB Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma; QB Lamar Jackson, Louisville; LB Roquan Smith, Georgia; LB Tremaine Edmunds, Virginia Tech; DT Vita Vea, Washington.

OUTLOOK: Dolphins have numerous glaring needs, including vacant starting spots at outside linebacker and tight end. However, Gase wants to draft quarterback to groom as Ryan Tannehill's eventual successor, and question is whether they'll devote their first-round pick to position, which would likely require trading up. With Tannehill entrenched for 2018, adding rookie QB would be done with long term in mind. But 77-year-old Ross is eager to win now, and worries about job security may tempt draft decision makers Gase, Tannenbaum and Grier to make picks that pay quicker dividends.

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Tennessee Titans draft capsule

25. TENNESSEE TITANS (10-8)

LAST SEASON: Disappointed at missing AFC South title in season both Andrew Luck and thrilling rookie Deshaun Watson missed serious time with injuries. Titans still reached playoffs as wild card with second consecutive 9-7 record and turned in playoff comeback by rallying from 18 points down to win in Kansas City. But Titans fired coach Mike Mularkey after ugly divisional loss at New England because of his commitment to offense that stumbled to 15th in rushing, with Marcus Mariota throwing for only 13 TDs and career-worst 15 interceptions. LT Taylor Lewan, DL Jurrell Casey and P Brett Kern all were voted to Pro Bowl, and All-Pro S Kevin Byard, TE Delanie Walker and ST Brynden Trawick all played in game.

THEY NEED: OLB, DE, ILB, S, WR, OL.

THEY DON'T NEED: LT, RB, CB.

POSSIBLE FIRST PICK: OLB/DE Harold Landry, Boston College; LB Rashaan Evans, Alabama; LB Leighton Vander Esch, Boise State; LB Roquan Smith, Georgia; DE Marcus Davenport, Texas-San Antonio; C James Daniel, Iowa.

OUTLOOK: High expectations with Titans hiring first-time head coach Mike Vrabel and franchise coming off first playoff victory in 14 years. Mariota is completely healthy this offseason and already has worked with WR Corey Davis, No. 5 overall pick last year limited by hamstring injury as rookie. Titans released RB DeMarco Murray after worst rushing season of career and signed Dion Lewis to pair with Derrick Henry in backfield. Titans also added CB Malcolm Butler to bolster secondary featuring Byard and CBs Adoree Jackson, who started every game last season as rookie, and veteran Logan Ryan. Titans need depth rushing passer behind LB Derrick Morgan (29) and LB Brian Orakpo (32 in July) both going into final season under contract.

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Houston Texans draft capsule

68. HOUSTON TEXANS (4-12)

LAST SEASON: Texans won AFC South in past two seasons before failing to make postseason in 2017 as they dealt with numerous injuries, including to rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson and superstar defensive end J.J. Watt. Best news of dreadful season was play of Watson in seven games before he tore anterior cruciate ligament in right knee in practice. He threw for 1,699 yards and 19 touchdowns, giving Texans hope they've finally found franchise quarterback after years of misfires and disappointment. Another bright spot was continued improvement of 2014 top overall pick Jadeveon Clowney. Defensive end finished second in NFL with career-high 21 tackles for losses and his 9 1/2 sacks, 21 quarterback hits and two forced fumbles were also career bests. He had career-high 59 tackles and started all 16 games for first time in career after struggling with injuries in first two NFL seasons before playing 14 games in 2016.

THEY NEED: LT, RT, TE.

THEY DON'T NEED: QB, WR, DE.

POSSIBLE FIRST PICK: T Jamarco Jones, Ohio State; T Tyrell Crosby, Oregon; TE Durham Smythe, Notre Dame.

OUTLOOK: Texans desperately need to upgrade offensive line to better protect Watson after trading franchise left tackle Duane Brown to Seattle last season. But it will be tough in draft because they don't have pick until third round. Houston sent first-round pick in this year's draft to Cleveland last year to trade up to get Watson, and previously shipped second-round pick in 2018 to Browns as part of deal to get rid of Brock Osweiler. That leaves new general manager Brian Gaine, taking over after Rick Smith took leave of absence to care for ailing wife, with eight picks in Rounds 3-7 seven to try and find some pieces to upgrade team looking to bounce back after last year's nosedive.

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Jacksonville Jaguars draft capsule

29. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (12-7)

LAST SEASON: First year under coach Doug Marrone and top executive Tom Coughlin proved successful, with Jags earning first postseason berth since 2007 and advancing to AFC championship game. Led by 10 points early in fourth quarter before losing at New England. Stout defense and league's top rushing attack were keys to team's turnaround, but both faltered down stretch. Defense stumbled in playoffs against Steelers and late against Patriots. Running game took huge step back late, averaging 51.3 yards fewer in final six weeks of regular season than in first 10 games. Still, rookie RB Leonard Fournette flashed at times and looked like building block. Defense established solid foundation, too. CB Jalen Ramsey emerged as arguably league's best defensive back. DE Calais Campbell enjoyed career year at age 31. And LBs Telvin Smith and Myles Jack proved to be speedy, dynamic tandem. QB Blake Bortles had more highs than lows and played turnover-free football in postseason, earning three-year, $54 million contract that includes $26.5 million guaranteed.

THEY NEED: TE, G, T, QB, WR, LB, S

THEY DON'T NEED: DL, C, RB, CB, P, K

POSSIBLE FIRST PICK: T Kolton Miller, UCLA; T Mike McGlinchey, Notre Dame; TE Dallas Goedert, South Dakota State; TE Hayden Hurst, South Carolina; G Connor Williams, Texas; G Will Hernandez, UTEP.

OUTLOOK: Coughlin and general manager Dave Caldwell made several changes despite team looking for sustained success. They let WR Allen Robinson, CB Aaron Colvin, LG Patrick Omameh, backup QB Chad Henne walk in free agency. They cut TE Marcedes Lewis, WR Allen Hurns and RB Chris Ivory. They signed three new offensive starters: WR Donte Moncrief, TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, and highly coveted LG Andrew Norwell. Team has no glaring holes for first time in decade, but is sure to draft another tight end and backup/development quarterback. Picking outside top 10 for first time since 2007.

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Indianapolis Colts draft capsule

6. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (4-12)

LAST SEASON: Andrew Luck missed entire season after having surgery for partially torn labrum. Without Luck, Colts struggled. Jacoby Brissett showed promise after being acquired in cutdown weekend trade. Pro Bowl receiver T.Y. Hilton struggled, at times, usually because of no viable supportive deep threat. TE Jack Doyle had breakout season and made first Pro Bowl. Defense improved throughout season but Indy couldn't hold leads, couldn't close out games, couldn't generate consistent pass rush. Missed postseason for third straight year, finished with first losing record since 2011 and coach Chuck Pagano was fired hours after season finale. Eventually, Frank Reich took over for Pagano after winning Super Bowl ring with Philadelphia.

THEY NEED: DE, OL, LB, CB, WR, RB.

THEY DON'T NEED: QB, TE, K.

POSSIBLE FIRST PICK: DE Bradley Chubb, North Carolina State; RB Saquon Barkley, Penn State; G Quenton Nelson, Notre Dame; CB/S Minkah Fitzpatrick, Alabama; LB Roquan Smith, Georgia; LB Tremaine Edmunds, Virginia Tech.

OUTLOOK: GM Chris Ballard wants to build through draft and has been looking to acquire extra picks to speed up process. Already pulled off deal with Jets, picking up two seconds this year and another next year. And he may not be done. If one of top QBs is still available at No. 6 and QB-needy team is willing to pay right price, Ballard says he could trade down again. If not, Colts are content staying at No. 6 and filling any number of needs. Chubb is considered best pass rusher in class and could help Colts move up from No. 31 ranking in sacks. Barkley is special and would replace recently departed Frank Gore. Nelson would help solidify interior offensive line and should help keep healthy Luck upright, if QB plays. Fitzpatrick could play anywhere in secondary that has lost both opening-day starters from 2017. Smith and Edmunds have made visits to team headquarters and would provide help in young, thin linebacking corps.

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Los Angeles Chargers draft capsule

17. LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (9-7)

LAST SEASON: Bolts went winless in first four games of relocation season, but rest of coach Anthony Lynn's first year in charge was very encouraging. Los Angeles won nine of final 12 games with vicious offense led by stalwart quarterback Philip Rivers and receiver Keenan Allen, who lived up to potential to become one of NFL's best playmakers. Los Angeles occasionally struggled to run ball, but passing game made it mostly irrelevant. Defense struggled against run at times, but still forced turnovers and did more than enough to secure victories. Chargers won final five home games at cozy StubHub Center, even establishing home-field advantage late in year. They missed playoffs on tiebreaker on final day of season, but few teams head into 2018 with more momentum.

THEY NEED: LB, DL, OL, RB.

THEY DON'T NEED: WR, TE, CB.

POSSIBLE FIRST PICK: LB Rashaan Evans, Alabama; T Mike McGlinchey, Notre Dame; DT Da'Ron Payne, Alabama; DE Marcus Davenport, UTSA; LB-DE Harold Landry, Boston College; LB Leighton Vander Esch, Boise State.

OUTLOOK: Bolstering run defense is logical step, and several athletic linebackers could supplement depth at position, which is thin behind Denzel Perryman. Another defensive lineman would be welcome, as would elite offensive lineman capable of taking over at right tackle or filling in if Chargers are hit with another round of injuries. Bolts mostly played it cool during free agency, and they're in position to take best available player throughout draft while being fairly confident they've got solid talent base. If right opportunity arises, they even might decide it's finally time to draft successor to Rivers, who says he plans to play for ''a handful more years,'' but will turn 37 during season. Rivers hasn't missed game since 2006, but even he knows Bolts will have to get somebody new at some point.

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Oakland Raiders draft capsule

9. OAKLAND RAIDERS (6-10)

LAST SEASON: Raiders entered 2017 full of optimism following 12-win season and first playoff berth in 14 years in 2016. Little went right for Oakland as QB Derek Carr regressed, defense struggled and coach Jack Del Rio was fired following third season. Jon Gruden returns to Raiders in charge of team that had plenty of holes. Defense struggled to generate pass rush or strong coverage in secondary as opponents easily picked apart unit. Offensive line that was so stout in 2016 showed some holes, contributing to Carr's struggles. WR Amari Cooper plagued by drops and had major dropoff following two straight 1,000-yard seasons. RB Marshawn Lynch provided boost in second half of season in return from retirement but Beast Mode wasn't enough to carry team to success.

THEY NEED: LB, CB, DT, T, RB, WR.

THEY DON'T NEED: QB, G, C.

POSSIBLE FIRST PICK: LB Roquan Smith, Georgia; CB Denzel Ward, Ohio State; LB Tremaine Edmunds, Virginia Tech; DT Vita Vea, Washington.

OUTLOOK: Team is being remade in Gruden's vision with significant changes made in free agency. Gone are stalwarts WR Michael Crabtree; CBs David Amerson, Sean Smith and TJ Carrie; and specialists Marquette King, Sebastian Janikowski, Jon Condo and Cordarrelle Patterson. Most of newcomers added so far are either in their 30s or role players, making draft key for finding more foundation pieces to team with Carr, Cooper and Khalil Mack. Linebacker and cornerback have been positions of need for years and still need help. Tackle also could be important with potential hole on right side and LT Donald Penn nearing end of career.

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Kansas City Chiefs draft capsule

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (10-7)

LAST SEASON: After starting 5-0, Chiefs wilted midway through season, only to finish strong and win back-to-back AFC West titles for first time in franchise history. But age of roster showed in playoff collapse against Tennessee, leading to major offseason overhaul. Chiefs traded QB Alex Smith to Redskins and malcontent CB Marcus Peters to Rams to acquire draft picks, content to turn QB job to second-year pro Patrick Mahomes II. They also signed WR Sammy Watkins to add some additional pop. On defense, they parted with longtime LBs Derrick Johnson and Tamba Hali and signed LB Anthony Hitchens in attempt to get younger. Plenty of work left to shore up defense that was among worst in NFL last season.

THEY NEED: CB, LB, DL, S, WR, TE.

THEY DON'T NEED: QB, RB, OL, P, K.

POSSIBLE FIRST PICK: CB Isaiah Oliver, Colorado, DE Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, Oklahoma; CB Carlton Davis, Auburn; DL Hercules Mata'afa, Washington State.

OUTLOOK: Good luck trying to guess what Chiefs will do in draft. This will be first time GM Brett Veach calls shots, and trading up for Mahomes last season means he'll do it without first-round pick. First selection is No. 54 overall, but trades of Smith and Peters means they have two apiece in third and fourth rounds. That gives them five picks among first 124 as Chiefs attempt to shore up leaky defense. Could also try to add wide receiver or tight end to provide even more playmakers for Mahomes and Co., especially given way offense was rendered impotent by injuries in playoff loss to Titans.

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Denver Broncos draft capsule

5. DENVER BRONCOS (5-11)

LAST SEASON: Coach Vance Joseph's first season was a debacle in every phase. Denver's anemic offense cycled through three QBs during season that included franchise's longest skid (eight games) in 50 years and featured eight double-digit losses. Joseph eventually replaced offensive coordinator Mike McCoy with Bill Musgrave. An exhausted defense led by first-time coordinator Joe Woods surrendered 29 TD passes after allowing average of 16 in Wade Phillips' two seasons in Denver. Joseph stuck with rookie special teams coordinator Brock Olivo despite awful season that included six fumbles by rookie returner Isaiah McKenzie and game against New England in which Denver's blunders in kicking game led to astounding 24 points by Patriots. Olivo was among six assistants Joseph fired after season - once GM John Elway had decided to keep Joseph rather than embark on search for fourth head coach in five years.

THEY NEED: OG, DE, CB, QB, ILB, PR.

THEY DON'T NEED: S, K, P, OT, C, DT.

POSSIBLE FIRST PICK: DE Bradley Chubb, North Carolina State; G Quenton Nelson, Notre Dame; CB Denzel Ward, Ohio State; RB Saquon Barkley, Penn State; QB Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma.

OUTLOOK: Joseph knows he has to bounce back in big way, so it would seem he'd push for non-QB with team's first pick, player who can help right away rather than another quarterback who wouldn't get on field this year after addition of Case Keenum in free agency. Chubb would help LB Von Miller, who missed DeMarcus Ware's presence last year. Ward would give Broncos four outstanding cornerbacks like group that led them to Super Bowl in 2015. Nelson would solidify line that's been Elway's bugaboo for six years. Barkley would give Broncos kind of running back they haven't had since Hall of Famer Terrell Davis was helping Elway win consecutive Super Bowls in 1990s.

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Cincinnati Bengals draft capsule

21. CINCINNATI BENGALS (7-9)

LAST SEASON: After five straight playoff appearances - and NFL-record five straight first-round losses - Bengals have had back-to-back losing seasons, which would mean change at top for most teams. Instead, coach Marvin Lewis - 0-7 in playoffs - got two-year contract extension through 2019. There were moves with staff, notable for reluctant-to-change organization. Bengals fired offensive coordinator Ken Zampese after 0-2 start and replaced long-time offensive line coach Paul Alexander after season. Bill Lazor was retained as offensive coordinator for 2018 and given latitude to overhaul offense that finished last in league. Line was biggest problem, and Bengals took first step toward addressing it by acquiring LT Cordy Glenn in trade with Buffalo, also swapping 12th and 21st picks in first round. Defensive coordinator Paul Guenther left to join Jon Gruden with Raiders.

THEY NEED: C, OT, LB, DE, S.

THEY DON'T NEED: P, K, LS.

POSSIBLE FIRST PICK: C James Daniels, Iowa; T Connor Williams, Texas; T Mike McGlinchey, Notre Dame; LB Rashaan Evans, Alabama.

OUTLOOK: Trade for Glenn was merely first step in addressing team's biggest problem. C Russell Bodine signed two-year deal with Buffalo, leaving hole in middle of line. RT Jake Fisher had procedure to fix irregular heartbeat last season but expects to return. Until Bengals get line fixed, there's not much hope for significant improvement. QB Andy Dalton and WR A.J. Green return for eighth season together, coming off what was least-productive one. Bengals expected top two picks last season, WR John Ross and RB Joe Mixon, to bring big-play abilities as rookies, but neither did much. Ross was hurt most of season and played in three games without getting catch; he carried one time and fumbled. Mixon became starter after Jeremy Hill got hurt and finished with 636 yards and 3.5-yard average as running game was one of worst in franchise history.

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Baltimore Ravens draft capsule

16. BALTIMORE RAVENS (9-7)

LAST SEASON: Needing victory over Cincinnati in season finale to end two-year playoff drought, Ravens yielded last-minute, 44-yard touchdown and lost 31-27 to finish. Though defense was sound for much of year, late-game collapses against Pittsburgh and Bengals in December knocked Baltimore from postseason for unprecedented third straight year under coach John Harbaugh. Emergence of running back Alex Collins (973 yards rushing) was not enough to offset inconsistent passing game that ranked 29th in NFL. General manager Ozzie Newsome sought to provide QB Joe Flacco better targets by signing free agent receivers John Brown and Michael Crabtree in March. Newsome also signed Robert Griffin III as Flacco's backup, just in case 33-year-old starter gets hurt or falters.

THEY NEED: WR, TE, DE, RT, CB.

THEY DON'T NEED: RB, RG, S, ILB, LS, P, PK.

POSSIBLE FIRST PICK: WR Calvin Ridley, Alabama; T Mike McGlinchey, Notre Dame; DE Marcus Davenport, UTSA; TE Dallas Goedert, South Dakota State; T Kolton Miller, UCLA.

OUTLOOK: Newsome's final foray as leader in draft room comes when Ravens are desperate to add talent after enduring lengthy playoff drought. Obvious need is wide receiver, but Baltimore also could use pass rusher who can offer support to 35-year-old Terrell Suggs and perhaps serve as successor. By releasing RT Austin Howard, Ravens are thin on offensive line and are looking for bookend to LT Ronnie Stanley, sixth overall pick in 2016 draft. Pass-catching tight end is also priority; Benjamin Watson was not retained despite leading team with 61 catches in 2017. Also possible Newsome will snag QB in later rounds who can learn as third-stringer and perhaps serve as starter during next decade.

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Cleveland Browns draft capsule

1, 4. CLEVLEAND BROWNS (0-16)

LAST SEASON: Total flop. Coming off 1-15 season in coach Hue Jackson's first year, Cleveland joined 2008 Detroit Lions as only teams in league history to lose all 16 games. Bad decision to start rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer was compounded by team failing to keep competent veteran QB to groom him. Kizer led league with 22 interceptions with several coming in game-deciding moments. Browns averaged league-low 14.6 points per game - 14 less than New England - and offense lacked impact playmakers until WR Josh Gordon returned from suspension for final give games. Rookie DE Myles Garrett, top overall pick in 2017, had solid season but was slowed by ankle injury suffered just before opener. Defense showed some improvement, but couldn't get big stops when needed and finished ranked last inside red zone.

THEY NEED: QB, CB, WR, LT.

THEY DON'T NEED: RB, DL, LB.

POSSIBLE FIRST PICK: QB Sam Darnold, Southern California; QB Josh Allen, Wyoming; QB Josh Rosen, UCLA; QB Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma; RB Saquon Barkley, Penn State.

OUTLOOK: Jackson has been given third season - and maybe less - to win. New general manager John Dorsey was aggressive during offseason, landing QB Tyrod Taylor and WR Jarvis Landry in trades and rebuilding defensive backfield. Still major needs, none more than franchise quarterback. Taylor will likely start in 2018, but could be pushed by top overall pick, expected to be either Darnold or Allen. Darnold seems safer choice and Dorsey has discounted his turnover troubles last season with Trojans. After passing on chance to take Carson Wentz and Deshaun Watson past two seasons, Browns can't afford to risk skipping top QB. Cleveland has dilemma at No. 4 as Barkley may be irresistible and tough to ignore twice. Another possibility is North Carolina State DE Bradley Chubb, who could play opposite Garrett and give Cleveland fearsome pass rush.

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Pittsburgh Steelers draft capsule

28. PITTSBURGH STEELERS (13-4)

LAST SEASON: Steelers had little trouble rolling to third AFC North title in four years but flamed out in playoffs when Jaguars stunned them for second time in four months, 45-42 in divisional round. Defense led NFL and set franchise record with 57 sacks, but also had trouble getting stops late in season following Pro Bowl linebacker Ryan Shazier's spinal injury. Pittsburgh allowed 350 yards and 28 points after Shazier went down. Shazier has already been ruled out for 2018, leaving Steelers thin at inside linebacker. Secondary is being overhauled after veterans Mike Mitchell, William Gay and Robert Golden were cut. Offense finished third in yards and eighth in points but it wasn't enough for coordinator Todd Haley to keep job. Team wasted little time promoting quarterbacks coach Randy Fichtner to take over.

THEY NEED: LB, CB, RB, TE.

THEY DON'T NEED: LT, C, DE.

POSSIBLE FIRST PICK: LB Leighton Vander Esch, Boise State; LB Rashaan Evans, Alabama; CB Josh Jackson, Iowa; RB Derrius Guice, LSU.

OUTLOOK: Steelers have leaned on draft heavily to replenish linebacker group, using first-round pick for one in four of last five years. With Shazier out and 2015 first-round pick Bud Dupree's long-term status unknown, it's likely Pittsburgh goes to well again at No. 28 overall. Cornerback would also make sense early, but Steelers could also tip hand about plans for RB Le'Veon Bell and QB Ben Roethlisberger in second and third rounds. Bell has yet to sign franchise tender, will head for 2019 free agency with no new deal. Roethlisberger said after loss to Jacksonville he believes he can play three more years. If Steelers don't believe him, they could take shot at landing successor early. They haven't taken QB before fourth round since grabbing Roethlisberger 11th overall in 2004.

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Green Bay Packers draft capsule

14. GREEN BAY PACKERS (7-9)

LAST SEASON: Missed playoffs for first time since 2008 after quarterback Aaron Rodgers missed two months with broken collarbone. His absence exposed how much team's limitations could be covered up by two-time NFL MVP. Davante Adams eclipsed Jordy Nelson as team's top receiver, but signing of tight end Martellus Bennett turned bad and he was cut at midseason. Injuries ravaged cornerback position for second straight year, while LB Clay Matthews and edge rush couldn't generate consistent pressure. Second-year players Kenny Clark and Dean Lowry joined Mike Daniels as bright spots on defensive line, and Blake Martinez turned into tackling machine at inside linebacker. But subpar season overall led coach Mike McCarthy to overhaul staff.

THEY NEED: OLB, CB, WR, S, RG, RT, TE

THEY DON'T NEED: QB, LT, DL, RB

POSSIBLE FIRST PICK: DE Marcus Davenport, UTSA; DE-LB Harold Landry, Boston College; CB Denzel Ward, Ohio State; CB Mike Hughes, UCF; CB Josh Jackson, Iowa; S Minkah Fitpatrick, Alabama; S Derwin James, Florida State.

OUTLOOK: Longtime personnel executive Brian Gutekunst enters first draft as general manager. Packers don't often pick this high in first round, so Gutekunst has opportunity to take immediate contributor on defense led by new coordinator Mike Pettine that needs more playmakers. Pass rush could use infusion with Matthews turning 31 this year. Safeties Fitzpatrick and James could provide versatility, especially following departures of Micah Hyde and Morgan Burnett in free agency over last two years.

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Chicago Bears draft capsule

8. CHICAGO BEARS (5-11)

LAST SEASON: Bears went 5-11 and finished last in NFC North for fourth straight year, then fired coach John Fox after three losing seasons. GM Ryan Pace got contract extension through 2021 and hired Andy Reid protege Matt Nagy as new head coach, hoping he can get most out of QB Mitchell Trubisky. Wide receivers were major weakness, with Cameron Meredith (left knee) out for season and Kevin White (shoulder) sidelined most of year. Chicago's leading receiver was Kendall Wright - now with Minnesota - with 59 receptions for 614 yards. RBs Jordan Howard (1,122 yards), Tarik Cohen (370 yards rushing, 353 receiving) were formidable tandem, though Howard struggled to catch passes. Bears' defense ranked 10th overall despite injuries to several key players, including LB Leonard Floyd.

THEY NEED: OL, WR, DL, LB, DB.

THEY DON'T NEED: QB, TE, P.

POSSIBLE FIRST PICK: G Quenton Nelson, Notre Dame; LB Roquan Smith, Georgia.

OUTLOOK: Pace's No. 1 offseason goal was to surround Trubisky with pieces to help lift franchise with one playoff appearance since 2006 Super Bowl season. Drafting Nelson would fit with that plan, though Smith is potential linchpin defensive player for Monsters of Midway. Bears have hole at guard after declining option on four-time Pro Bowler Josh Sitton. G Kyle Long also recovering from several surgeries. Nelson also played for Bears OL coach Harry Hiestand at Notre Dame. Smith would give Chicago needed playmaker on defense. Bears could use more depth at WR, though signing prized free agent Allen Robinson addressed need for top target. Chicago also brought in Taylor Gabriel and Bennie Fowler while deciding not to match New Orleans' offer sheet for Meredith.

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Detroit Lions draft capsule

20. DETROIT LIONS (9-7)

LAST SEASON: Raised hopes with 3-1 and 6-4 records and dashed them by losing three straight early in season and three of five toward end of year. Coach Jim Caldwell lost job after four seasons, failing to make playoffs for second time in three years. Ranked last in rushing and QB Matthew Stafford was sacked 47 times behind banged-up offensive line. WRs Marvin Jones and Golden Tate had 1,000 yards receiving apiece and combined for 14 TDs. All-Pro CB Darius Slay led sixth-ranked defense. All-Pro PR Jamal Agnew was pleasant surprise as fifth-round pick.

THEY NEED: DE, OG, LB, DT, TE, RB.

THEY DON'T NEED: QB, WR, S, T, CB.

POSSIBLE FIRST PICK: DE-LB Harold Landry, Boston College; G Will Hernandez, UTEP; DT Da'Ron Payne, Alabama ; LB Rashaan Evans, Alabama; DT Maurice Hurst, Michigan; RB Derrius Guice, LSU.

OUTLOOK: GM Bob Quinn made clear Caldwell's consecutive 9-7 records and 36 wins over four years weren't enough to keep job, raising stakes for new coach Matt Patricia. Both former Patriots employees have freedom to lead franchise desperately seeking success. Quinn says team can likely take best player available because it isn't desperate for help at any position. Needs clearly at DE with Ezekiel Ansah playing on franchise tag, and at G opposite T.J. Lang. One void can be filled late in first round.

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Minnesota Vikings draft capsule

30. MINNESOTA VIKINGS (14-4)

LAST SEASON: Survived early knee injury to QB Sam Bradford and thrived behind Case Keenum's breakout season, taking advantage of broken collarbone for rival Packers QB Aaron Rodgers to win NFC North for second time in three years on strength of eight-game winning streak. Newcomers Riley Reiff and Mike Remmers bookended improved OL. WRs Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs flourished in OC Pat Shurmur's scheme. ''Minneapolis Miracle'' throw from Keenum to Diggs on last play of game gave Vikings victory over New Orleans in division round. Coach Mike Zimmer's defense fed off loud home crowds and led NFL with fewest yards and points allowed, but faltered in 38-7 loss at Philadelphia in NFC championship game. That dashed team's dream of becoming unprecedented Super Bowl host, watching Eagles win title on Minnesota's turf two weeks later. Still, 2017 will be considered top-10 season in franchise's title-less history.

THEY NEED: G, T, CB, RB, TE, LB.

THEY DON'T NEED: QB, C, DE, WR.

POSSIBLE FIRST PICK: G Isaiah Wynn, Georgia; G Connor Williams, Texas; T Mike McGlinchey, Notre Dame; T Orlando Brown, Oklahoma; CB Josh Jackson, Iowa.

OUTLOOK: With Kirk Cousins new QB after signing record contract in free agency, Vikings focus on upgrading OL overwhelmed by Eagles' pressure in NFC title game. RG Joe Berger has retired, potentially opening starting spot for first-round pick. With Thielen, Diggs and new WR Kendall Wright, plus TE Kyle Rudolph and RB Dalvin Cook returning from knee injury that cut short rookie season, Cousins has plenty of capable targets to throw to. But another field-stretching pass-catching TE could serve new OC John DeFilippo well. Teams can never have enough quality CBs, so using high pick at position would not be surprising for more support behind Xavier Rhodes and Trae Waynes. Eric Kendricks and Anthony Barr are borderline stars at LB, but depth would help. With Super Bowl window still open for Vikings, one or two immediate starters will be priority.

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Washington Redskins draft capsule

13. WASHINGTON REDSKINS (7-9)

LAST SEASON: Injuries and inconsistent play on both sides of ball kept Redskins from staying competitive in NFC wild-card race. Without consistent running game and behind often patchwork offensive line, quarterback Kirk Cousins still threw for 4,000 yards with 27 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. Defense was bigger issue against run and pass. Loss of rookie defensive lineman Jonathan Allen hurt pass rush and run defense, so opposing QBs carved up secondary. Cousins is gone, replaced by Alex Smith, and Redskins President Bruce Allen is tweaking defense. Inside linebacker Zach Brown was bright spot and led NFL in tackles before missing final two games and will return. Team is counting on big season from cornerback Josh Norman and growth of Quinton Dunbar after pass defense struggled in 2017.

THEY NEED: RB, WR, LG, DL, LB, S, CB

THEY DON'T NEED: OT, TE, K, P, LS

POSSIBLE FIRST PICK: DT Vita Vea, Washington; CB Denzel Ward, Ohio State; S Derwin James, Florida State; DT Da'Ron Payne, Alabama; ILB Roquan Smith, Georgia; RB Derrius Guice, LSU; DB Minkah Fitzpatrick, Alabama

OUTLOOK: Running back is top priority, even if not in first round. Redskins have so many holes to fill on defense they should go that side of ball in first round after top three picks last year started building process. Replacing traded linebacker/safety hybrid Su'a Cravens, bolstering defensive line and finding defensive backs will be on docket. First draft without help of former general manager Scot McCloughan, who has fingerprints on 2017 picks despite being fired in March; he helped build list of prospects. Super Bowl MVP-turned-senior VP of player personnel Doug Williams will rely heavily on new director of college scouting Kyle Smith, son of A.J., for insight. With Alex Smith signed for foreseeable future, Redskins are in win-soon mode, so this crop's success or failure could be make or break.

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Philadelphia Eagles draft capsule

1. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (16-3)

LAST SEASON: Won their first Super Bowl title, defeating Bill Belichick, Tom Brady and New England Patriots to capture franchise's first NFL championship since 1960. And they did it without slew of injured starters, including captains on offense, defense and special teams. Backup QB Nick Foles led way after Carson Wentz tore ACL in Week 14. Offense was balanced and potent throughout season, and coach Doug Pederson stayed aggressive in critical moments in biggest games. Jay Ajayi, LeGarrette Blount and Corey Clement led ground attack. TE Zach Ertz and WRs Alshon Jeffery and Nelson Agholor were go-to receivers. Defense thrived under coordinator Jim Schwartz. DT Fletcher Cox was monster in middle of deep line that included Brandon Graham, who secured 41-33 win over Patriots with strip-sack on Brady. Special teams also excelled with rookie K Jake Elliott showing strong leg.

THEY NEED: LB, RB, TE, WR.

THEY DON'T NEED: QB, CB, DL.

POSSIBLE FIRST PICK: WR D.J. Moore, Maryland; RB Derrius Guice, LSU; OT Mike McGlinchey, Notre Dame; S Justin Reid, Stanford; LB Leighton Vander Esch, Boise State; RB Rashaad Penny, San Diego State; TE Dallas Goedert, South Dakota State.

OUTLOOK: Eagles are set up to make run at becoming first team to win consecutive Super Bowl titles since New England in 2003-04 seasons. They don't have glaring need to fill so can draft best player available with 32nd pick. Trading down to add picks also possible because they only have six spots, none in second or third rounds. 32nd pick hasn't been big hit in NFL history. Only one player picked 32nd - OT Bob St. Clair in 1953 - is in Hall of Fame, though QB Drew Brees will join him one day and G Logan Mankins also could. Vikings drafted QB Teddy Bridgewater at 32 in 2014.

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New York Giants draft capsule

2. NEW YORK GIANTS (3-13)

LAST SEASON: After making playoffs for first time since winning Super Bowl in February 2012, Giants imploded in coach Ben McAdoo's second season. Opened with five straight losses in injury-marred season that saw receivers Odell Beckham Jr. and Brandon Marshall lost for season in Week 5. Not only did team lose, McAdoo lost locker room and then his job after benching Eli Manning in early December. General manager Jerry Reese also was ousted for failing to shore up bad offensive line and giving OK on Manning decision. TE Evan Engram, last year's first-round choice, was major positive in bad year.

THEY NEED: QB, RB, G, DE, WR, ILB.

THEY DON'T NEED: DT, S, LS.

POSSIBLE FIRST PICK: QB Sam Darnold, Southern California; RB Saquon Barkley, Penn State; DE Bradley Chubb, North Carolina State; G Quenton Nelson, Notre Dame; QB Josh Rosen, UCLA.

OUTLOOK: Giants haven't had pick this high since taking Philip Rivers with No. 4 overall choice in 2004 and then packaging him and draft picks to San Diego for Manning. 37-year-old Manning is still No. 1 guy and question is how much longer can he play? Two years, three? Also is there future two-time Super Bowl MVP in this group of incoming QBs. Also need for pass rusher with recent trade of Jason Pierre-Paul to Tampa Bay. Or standout running back. New coach and quarterback whisperer Pat Shurmur can revive offense, especially if Beckham returns healthy and happy - contract could be issue - and Manning does not get hurt. New GM Dave Gettleman filled some needs in offseason, signing T Nate Solder, LB Kareem Martin, RB Jonathan Stewart and trading with Rams for OLB Alec Ogletree. Terminating Marshall's contract creates need for big receiver in middle rounds. O-line has to be upgraded, especially guards. Giants can't afford any misses with six picks, all in first five rounds. Would help if recent first-rounders T Ereck Flowers (2015) and CB Eli Apple ('16) started playing better.

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Dallas Cowboys draft capsule

19. DALLAS COWBOYS (9-7)

LAST SEASON: Cowboys slid from NFC-best 13 wins to out of playoffs for several reasons, some likely to be addressed in draft. QB Dak Prescott couldn't match numbers from NFL Offensive Rookie of Year season in 2016. Offensive line was inconsistent because of injuries, and left guard is need with Jonathan Cooper leaving in free agency. Star WR Dez Bryant had third straight subpar season since signing $70 million contract and was released to avoid big salaries and cap hits in final two years. Team didn't get many big plays from receivers. Because Prescott and OL weren't as good, Cowboys couldn't overcome star RB Ezekiel Elliott's six-game suspension for domestic violence allegations. Cowboys were playing their best when 2016 NFL rushing leader's legal options ran out eight games into season. Dallas lost first three without him, couldn't recover to make postseason. Defense was again solid but lacking dynamic playmakers beyond DE DeMarcus Lawrence, second in NFL with 14 1/2 sacks.

THEY NEED: WR, LB, S, OL, DT, TE

THEY DON'T NEED: RB, CB, QB

POSSIBLE FIRST PICK: LB Rashaan Evans, Alabama; G Will Hernandez, UTEP; S Derwin James, Florida State; T Kolton Miller, UCLA; WR D.J. Moore, Maryland; WR Calvin Ridley, Alabama; WR Courtland Sutton, SMU; DT Vita Vea, Washington.

OUTLOOK: If Cowboys don't go WR in first round, they will be counting on free agent Allen Hurns to replace Bryant as No. 1 receiver. Hurns flashed potential in four years at Jacksonville, but never big numbers. With Sean Lee's history of injuries and lingering uncertainty over Jaylon Smith's recovery from bad college knee injury, LB remains priority. Cowboys let steady, versatile Anthony Hitchens go in free agency. Pro Bowl LT Tyron Smith's injury issues exposed lack of depth on OL, so fourth first-rounder in eight years wouldn't be shock. Could be tackle or guard because Cowboys might consider moving La'el Collins back to LG from RT. If Prescott and Elliott find rookie form again, outlook brightens considerably with right help in draft. If not and Cowboys miss playoffs, franchise could end up in transition with firing of coach Jason Garrett and cloudy future for Prescott two years after Dallas turned to him by releasing Tony Romo, who retired.

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San Francisco 49ers draft capsule

9. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (6-10)

LAST SEASON: After losing first nine games, new regime of first-year coach Kyle Shanahan and GM John Lynch had impressive finish. Acquisition of franchise quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo provided big lift as he won all five starts to end season. Other bright spots occurred despite third straight losing season. WR Marquise Goodwin had career highs with 56 catches for 962 yards and Niners got most snaps in NFL from rookie class. LB Reuben Foster looked like impact player when on field. DL Solomon Thomas, TE George Kittle, WR Trent Taylor, S Adrian Colbert, CB Ahkello Witherspoon all showed promise as well. Team is far from finished product but took major strides in first year of new leadership.

THEY NEED: CB, DE, LB, G, WR.

THEY DON'T NEED: QB, S, DT, T.

POSSIBLE FIRST PICK: LB Roquan Smith, Georgia; CB Denzel Ward, Ohio State; G Quenton Nelson, Notre Dame; LB Tremaine Edmunds, Virginia Tech; DE-LB Harold Landry, Boston College.

OUTLOOK: Biggest move of offseason came in long-term deal with Garoppolo to solidify QB spot for years. Team also made several key additions in free agency led by RB Jerick McKinnon, C Weston Richburg and CB Richard Sherman, who signed with San Francisco after getting cut by rival Seattle. Questions remain about Sherman's health following Achilles tendon injury, so more help may be needed in secondary. Foster's legal problems after being charged with three felonies, including domestic violence, might make linebacker a target in draft. Other pressing spots are pass rush, offensive playmakers.

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Los Angeles Rams draft capsule

87. LOS ANGELES RAMS (11-6)

LAST SEASON: In breakthrough year for long-suffering franchise, Rams snapped streaks of 13 consecutive non-winning seasons and 12 straight non-playoff seasons by winning NFC West under first-year coach Sean McVay. Los Angeles went from worst to first in league in scoring with dynamic offense led by Offensive Player of Year Todd Gurley and quarterback Jared Goff, whose solid sophomore NFL season proved Rams weren't wrong to trade up in 2016 to grab him. Coordinator Wade Phillips' solid unit was led by Defensive Player of Year Aaron Donald, and though defense came up short in handful of late-season games, it has strong base around dominant defensive lineman. Los Angeles also had NFL's best special-teams units, with Pro Bowlers at every skill position. Turnaround season ended quickly with home playoff loss to postseason-tested Atlanta.

THEY NEED: LB, DL, OL, WR.

THEY DON'T NEED: QB, RB, DB.

POSSIBLE FIRST PICK: T Brian O'Neill, Pittsburgh; LB Tegray Scales, Indiana; LB-DE Rasheem Green, Southern California; LB Shaquem Griffin, UCF.

OUTLOOK: For second straight year, Rams don't have first-round pick. They sent this one to New England for WR Brandin Cooks, and they'll be thrilled if Cooks becomes No. 1 deep threat as expected. They also don't have second-round pick, sent to Buffalo last summer for Sammy Watkins, last season's deep threat. Rams can only look for depth in draft, most obvious hole is in middle of defense after trading top tackler Alec Ogletree to New York Giants so they could fit veteran CB Aqib Talib under salary cap. Los Angeles needs tackle machine at linebacker, along with depth on D-line to supplement big stars.

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Arizona Cardinals draft capsule

15. ARIZONA CARDINALS (8-8)

LAST SEASON: Cardinals managed to win three of last four games to finish at .500 despite significant injuries to RB David Johnson, QB Carson Palmer, LT D.J. Humphries, LG Mike Iupati and OLB Marcus Golden, among others, but missed playoffs for second year in row. OLB Chandler Jones led league with franchise-record 17 sacks and was All-Pro. WR Larry Fitzgerald had another standout year in 14th NFL season, matching his franchise record of 109 catches, second most in NFL, for 1,156 yards. Two-time NFL coach of year Bruce Arians, who set franchise record of 50 wins in his five seasons, and Palmer retired. Team hired Carolina defensive coordinator Steve Wilks as new head coach. Departures of Bradford, Drew Stanton and Blaine Gabbert left team with no QBs, situation general manager Steve Keim addressed by signing Sam Bradford and Mike Glennon.

THEY NEED: QB, CB, WR, TE, DL.

THEY DON'T NEED: DE, P, RB.

POSSIBLE FIRST PICK: WR Calvin Ridley, Alabama; CB Josh Jackson, Iowa; OT Connor Williams, Texas; QB Lamar Jackson, Louisville; QB Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma.

OUTLOOK: Cardinals need, and want, young QB to mold as long-term solution at position, but they need to trade up to get any of top ones. Keim has cautioned that making that move would come at high price, Getting it wrong could set franchise back couple of years. Arizona probably could trade down and still select Jackson. Mayfield seems like stretch, but he did visit Cardinals eight days before draft. Cardinals could go for one of second-tier QBs with later pick. Arizona has not drafted QB high in first round since selecting Matt Leinart in 2006. Team is thin at WR behind Fitzgerald, who won't play forever, and is always searching for CB to play opposite Patrick Peterson.

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Seattle Seahawks draft capsule

18. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (9-7)

LAST SEASON: Pete Carroll was in unfamiliar situation of being stuck at home for playoffs. Seattle missed postseason for just second time during Carroll's tenure as rash of key injuries and lack of depth caught up with Seahawks, leading to major changes. Gone are Michael Bennett, Richard Sherman, and potentially Kam Chancellor and Cliff Avril, plus coaches Darrell Bevell, Tom Cable and Kris Richard. Seattle seems committed to re-establishing run game that was nonexistent last season under new offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer. Seahawks ranked 23rd in league running ball, putting too much offensive emphasis on QB Russell Wilson. Defensively, LB Bobby Wagner remained one of elite linebackers in NFL, but injuries exposed Seattle's defense as no longer elite.

THEY NEED: DE, S, DT, CB, RB, WR, QB.

THEY DON'T NEED: LB, K.

POSSIBLE FIRST PICK: DB Minkah Fitzpatrick, Alabama; DE Harold Landry, Boston College; DE Marcus Davenport, UTSA; CB Josh Jackson, Iowa; S Derwin James, Florida State.

OUTLOOK: All offseason general manager John Schneider and coach Pete Carroll have called Seattle's overhaul retooling and not full rebuild. So Seahawks must hit in this draft. Belief is with Wilson and Wagner still in prime, Seattle still has chance to contend soon. But there can't be drafts with more misses than hits. Seattle currently doesn't have second-day pick, very unlike Seahawks, raising likelihood of trading out of No. 18 spot. Expect Seahawks to be very aggressive in remedies for lack of second-day picks.

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New Orleans Saints draft capsule

27. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (12-6)

LAST SEASON: Extraordinary 2017 draft yielding offensive rookie of year Alvin Kamara and defensive rookie of year Marshon Lattimore propelled Saints back into ranks of contenders. Fell just seconds short of playing in NFC title game. QB Drew Brees, 39, showed virtually no sign of age, completing NFL-record 72 percent of passes. Offense ranked second in NFL, aided by resurgent running game. Lattimore and rookie safety Marcus Williams considerably improved pass coverage, and veteran DE Cameron Jordan had first All-Pro season, highlighted by 13 sacks, as defense improved considerably.

THEY NEED: DE, TE, OL, DT, WR, LB.

THEY DON'T NEED: RB, QB, S, CB.

POSSIBLE FIRST PICK: DT Da'Ron Payne, Alabama; DE Sam Hubbard, Ohio State; DE Arden Key, LSU; TE Hayden Hurst, South Carolina; WR D.J. Moore, Maryland; LB Rashaan Evans, Alabama.

OUTLOOK: During free agency, Saints tried to put themselves in position to draft best players available, regardless of position. Bolstered defense by signing S Kurt Coleman, CB Patrick Robinson and LB Demario Davis. Added WR Cameron Meredith and TE Ben Watson to passing game and sought to improve depth on offensive line with veteran Jermon Bushrod. However, Saints were unable to sign big-name DE or DT, so those areas could become draft priorities, particularly in light of coach Sean Payton's recent comments that improving pass rush is ''a must.''

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers draft capsule

7. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (5-11)

LAST SEASON: There's no way to sugarcoat disappointment of not ending decade-long playoff drought on heels of going 9-7 two years ago. Shoulder injury that affected QB Jameis Winston much of season was just part of problem. Running game sputtered, Winston had difficulty throwing deep to DeSean Jackson after speedy receiver signed three-year, $33.5 million contract in free agency, and what coach Dirk Koetter believed was capable of being high-scoring offense struggled getting into end zone. Defensively, team took big step backward, too, finishing last with 23 sacks.

THEY NEED: CB, RB, S, DE, DT, RG, RT.

THEY DON'T NEED: QB, WR, TE.

POSSIBLE FIRST PICK: DB Minkah Fitzpatrick, Alabama; S Derwin James, Florida State; G Quenton Nelson, Notre Dame; CB Denzel Ward, Ohio State, DE Marcus Davenport, UTSA; DT Vita Vea, Washington.

OUTLOOK: With Winston entering fourth season, heat is on Koetter and general manager Jason Licht to not only escape NFC South cellar but make playoffs for first time since 2007. Top priority has been improving defensive and offensive lines. Licht addressed sagging pass rush by trading for former Giants sackmaster Jason Pierre-Paul and bolstered run defense by signing ex-Eagles Vinny Curry and Beau Allen in free agency. Addition of ex-Ravens center Ryan Jensen, whose arrival frees Ali Marpet to move to left guard, is big, too. Still, there are plenty more holes to fill, especially in secondary where CB Brent Grimes turns 35 in July and CB Vernon Hargreaves III, first-round draft pick two years ago, lost starting job last season.

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Carolina Panthers draft capsule

24. CAROLINA PANTHERS (11-6)

LAST SEASON: Panthers reached playoffs for third time in four seasons under coach Ron Rivera, but bowed out in first round with loss to New Orleans. Saints swept three games from Panthers, so finding better ways to match up against them will be priority. General manager Marty Hurney is back in charge in Carolina, making calls on draft day after Dave Gettleman was fired last summer.

THEY NEED: DE, S, CB, RB, TE, WR, G, QB.

THEY DON'T NEED: QB, DT, LB, T, K, P.

POSSIBLE FIRST PICK: DB Minkah Fitzpatrick, Alabama; WR D.J. Moore, Maryland; TE Hayden Hurst, South Carolina; CB Josh Jackson, Iowa; DE-LB Harold Landry, Boston College; DE Marcus Davenport, UTSA; S Derwin James, Florida State.

OUTLOOK: Panthers need help all over after losing handful of veteran. Hurney has flexibility to take best player remaining on board. Panthers re-signed DE Julius Peppers for one more year, need young replacement there after cutting starter Charles Johnson. Carolina also let go of Jonathan Stewart, so will need running back to pair with last year's first-rounder, Christian McCaffrey. Carolina could use thumper at safety after parting with Kurt Coleman. Torrey Smith was added to mix at wide receiver, but drafting deep threat is possible. Long-term replacement for TE Greg Olsen is also option and Hurst makes ton of sense if he's still around at No. 24 given he is ranked by some as best DT. Carolina also needs CB to replace Daryl Worley, traded to Philadelphia - and subsequently released by Eagles following off-field incident. Also need to give Cam Newton more weapons to work with on offense. Adding speed there should be priority.

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Atlanta Falcons draft capsule

26. ATLANTA FALCONS (11-7)

LAST SEASON: After reaching Super Bowl previous year, Falcons finished third in NFC South and were knocked out of playoffs in second round by eventual champion Philadelphia. Offense, which led league in 2017, looked bit out of sync with new coordinator Steve Sarkisian. Falcons are hoping for more productivity now that Sarkisian has year under belt. Young defense continued to improve, though defensive end Vic Beasley slipped from 15 1-2 sacks to five. Tak McKinley, who had six sacks in rookie season, will have to take on even bigger pass-rushing role after Adrian Clayborn left in free agency.

THEY NEED: DT, WR, FB, LB, OG, DE, TE.

THEY DON'T NEED: QB, RB, OT, CB, S, PK, P.

POSSIBLE FIRST PICK: DT Maurice Hurst, Michigan; G Isaiah Wynn, Georgia; DT Taven Bryan, Florida; DT Da'Ron Payne, Alabama; WR Calvin Ridley, Alabama; WR D.J. Moore, Maryland; TE Hayden Hurst, South Carolina.

OUTLOOK: Falcons feel good about starting lineup but have some holes to fill, most notably at defensive tackle with Dontari Poe moving to division rival Carolina. Receiver Taylor Gabriel also departed, making it easier for opponents to focus on Julio Jones unless Falcons land another playmaker on outside. Brandon Fusco was signed in free agency to bulk up interior of offensive line, but Falcons could still use another guard to push for playing time. There's no fullback on roster after team decided not to re-sign Derrick Coleman, creating another vacancy that could be filled in later rounds. General manager Thomas Dimitroff is known to wheel and deal on draft day, and bounty of big men on both sides of line could prompt him to trade down for extra picks.

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