Here are my projections for Thursday night's first-round of the NFL draft in New York City. Give me your thoughts via live chat at noon on Wednesday at www.mercurynews.com/sports:

1. Chiefs: OT Eric Fisher (Central Michigan). Andy Reid passes on Luke Joeckel on Mayock's say-so.

2. Jaguars: OT Luke Joeckel (Texas A&M). A blindside protector -- now if they only had a quarterback.

3. Raiders: DT Sharrif Floyd (Florida). Once had Warren Sapp at the end of the line. Now they've got a young one.

4. Eagles: DE/OLB Dion Jordan (Oregon). Chip Kelly can't bypass his own pass-rush specialist.

5. Lions: OT Lane Johnson (Oklahoma). Freak show athlete used to be a quarterback.

6. Browns: DE Ziggy Ansah (Brigham Young). GM Mike Lombardi gives DC Ray Horton a new toy.

7. Cardinals: G Chance Warmack (Alabama). A step-in-and-start guard for the next decade.

8. Bills: WR Tavon Austin (West Virginia). Buddy Nix takes Geno Smith's playmaker instead of Geno Smith.

9. Jets: DE Barkevious Mingo (LSU). Because someone with a top-10 name should go in the top 10.

10. Titans: G Jonathan Cooper (North Carolina). Too high for a guard? Try telling it to coach and former guard Mike Munchak.

11. Chargers: DT Star Lotulelei (Utah). The hope is they've found their version of Haloti Ngata.


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12. Dolphins: CB D.J. Hayden (Houston). Nearly died six months ago in freak practice injury.

13. Jets: CB Dee Milliner (Alabama). Darrelle Revis? Who is Darrelle Revis?

14. Panthers: DT Sheldon Richardson (Missouri). Forty-Niners would love to trade up for Aldon Smith's college teammate.

15. Saints: DE Jarvis Jones (Georgia). New DC Rob Ryan gets an outside pass rusher.

16. Rams: S Kenny Vaccaro (Texas). Went for corners last year, now looking at last line of defense.

17. Steelers: CB Xavier Rhodes (Florida State). Tomlin delighted new starting corner dropped this far.

18. Cowboys: OT Menelik Watson (Florida State). Jerry Jones wants someone to protect Tony Romo and his contract.

19. Giants: OT D.J. Fluker (Alabama). Fourth Crimson Tide selection in first round and one still to go.

20. Bears: ILB Alex Ogletree (Georgia). Say hello to Brian Urlacher's replacement.

21. Bengals: DE Datone Jones (UCLA). Big Senior Bowl week gets attention of Marvin Lewis.

22. Rams: RB Eddy Lacy (Alabama). Unconcerned about speed of replacement for Steven Jackson.

23. Vikings: WR Cordarelle Patterson (Tennessee). Opt for potential over production and Cal 's Keenan Allen.

24. Colts: DE Bjoern Werner (Florida State). Versatile defender can line up with hand down or as outside linebacker.

25. Vikings: DT Sylvester Williams (North Carolina): Moves instantly into interior rotation of defense.

26. Packers: TE Tyler Eifert (Notre Dame). Just what Aaron Rodgers needs -- another matchup nightmare.

27. Texans: G Kyle Long (Oregon). Houston finds it impossible to pass up Howie's son.

28. Broncos: WR Keenan Allen (Cal). What is heaven? Going from Zac Maynard to Peyton Manning.

29. Patriots: FS John Cyprien (Florida International). Hey, it's Belichick, so it's rave reviews.

30. Falcons: CB Desmond Trufant (Washington). Leaky Falcons secondary gets some help.

31. 49ers: FS Eric Reid (LSU). A fit for spot vacated by Dashon Goldson.

32. Ravens: LB Manti Te'o (Notre Dame). Judgment still light years ahead of Rolando McClain.