Draft needs for all 32 teams
Examining biggest holes for each NFL club heading into Thursday's draft
As part of my prep work for the 2014 NFL draft, I've compiled a list of needs for every NFL team. I've included them below, with a description for what position areas each of the 32 teams could be looking to address in the draft from May 8-10.
Teams are listed by first-round draft order, with the Redskins and Colts, who don't have first-round picks, tacked on at the end.
Head coach/offensive coordinator: Bill O'Brien
Defensive coordinator: Romeo Crennel (3-4 base)
Needs: QB, RT, 3-4 DE, 3-4 OLB, 3-4 NT, ILB, G, RB, CB
With Case Keenum, T.J. Yates and Ryan Fitzpatrick currently making up the quarterback depth chart, the Texans are expected to take a QB early, just not necessarily No. 1 overall. Right tackle Derek Newton has struggled the past two seasons, and possible replacement Brennan Williams, a third-round pick in 2013, spent his entire rookie season on IR, so they could use an upgrade there. The Texans' outside linebackers were very average last season. Given their health issues, running back is a later-round possibility.
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