The draft needs for all 32 NFL teams
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The draft needs for all 32 NFL teams

Every NFL team goes into the draft with needs to address, both short and long term. Less than three weeks from the start of the draft, these are the needs of all 32 teams.

 
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Arizona Cardinals: OL, RB, DB, DT

Arizona Cardinals: OL, RB, DB, DT
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Arizona has had a strong offseason, led by the addition of J.J. Watt. Still, the team has shaky starters on several areas on the offensive line and secondary, and will need to find a running back replacement for Kenyan Drake. The interior of the defensive line could also use more depth.

 
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Atlanta Falcons: OG, RB, DE, LB, DB

Atlanta Falcons: OG, RB, DE, LB, DB
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Atlanta's roster is in need of a makeover after years of poor drafting, but their offensive weapons still give them a chance. The offensive line does need to address guard and decide if Mike Davis is the answer at running back. The defense needs major help at all three levels.

 
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Baltimore Ravens: WR, OL, S, EDGE

Baltimore Ravens: WR, OL, S, EDGE
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Baltimore signed Sammy Watkins recently, but he might not be enough for a wideout corps that's been mediocre. The offensive line remains in flux with Orlando Brown's trade demand, and the Ravens still need to replace Matt Judon and potentially find a more reliable safety.

 
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Buffalo Bills: DE, CB, OL

Buffalo Bills: DE, CB, OL
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Buffalo has an excellent roster, but they're getting old at defensive end and have seen shaky play at corner alongside Tre'Davious White. The offensive line could also look at improving at guard and helping its depth.

 
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Carolina Panthers: WR, OG, DB, QB

Carolina Panthers: WR, OG, DB, QB
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The loss of do-everything receiver Curtis Samuel will be felt, and the team has a need at guard. It's also unclear whether new quarterback Sam Darnold is the answer. The secondary could use more depth, but do have plenty of young ability already.

 
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Chicago Bears: QB, WR, OL, CB

Chicago Bears: QB, WR, OL, CB
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It's debatable if turning to Andy Dalton actually improves the quarterback position for Chicago, and he could use another receiver, too. The offensive line can improve in several areas, and the loss of cornerback Kyle Fuller will be felt.

 
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Cincinnati Bengals: OL, WR, CB

Cincinnati Bengals: OL, WR, CB
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Joe Burrow was often running for his life until he tore his knee last season, and the addition of tackle Riley Reiff probably isn't enough. The wide receivers also took a hit after losing A.J. Green and John Ross. New cornerbacks Mike Hilton and Chidobe Awuzie definitely help the secondary, but the Bengals could still add more young depth.

 
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Cleveland Browns: DL, WR, LB

Cleveland Browns: DL, WR, LB
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Cleveland's failed attempt to add J.J. Watt magnifies their needs on the defensive line. The team saw some nice flashes from Donovan Peoples-Jones in his rookie season when Odell Beckham was sidelined, but this is a good draft to add more receiver help. Linebacker also remains an area the team can add depth.

 
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Dallas Cowboys: DE, DB, TE

Dallas Cowboys: DE, DB, TE
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The Cowboys had to make some hard-cap decisions after paying Dak Prescott, and as a result pass rusher and defensive back remain major needs even after last year's defensive debacle. The Cowboys would also love to find a tight end of the future, but it would be malpractice to think about that area when the defensive needs are so dire.

 
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Denver Broncos: QB, RT, CB

Denver Broncos: QB, RT, CB
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Two years into Drew Lock's career, Denver is no closer to knowing whether he's the answer. The team could also use competition at right tackle, and another cornerback to add to Kyle Fuller, Ronald Darby, and Bryce Callahan.

 
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Detroit Lions: WR, DT, LB, DB

Detroit Lions: WR, DT, LB, DB
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The Lions held onto their money this offseason, and the roster is a serious mess, as a result. The team desperately needs to add wideout weapons after losing Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones, and there are defensive needs at all three levels after several of Matt Patricia's moves came back to bite the team.

 
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Green Bay Packers: OL, WR, ILB, CB

Green Bay Packers: OL, WR, ILB, CB
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Green Bay made due on the offensive line and at wideout last year, but those are two areas that could still use addressing. The defense might want to find a playmaking inside linebacker, as well as a nickel corner.

 
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Houston Texans: DL, ILB, CB, WR, QB

Houston Texans: DL, ILB, CB, WR, QB
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The Texans are a mess. The roster is riddled with holes, including quarterback with Deshaun Watson's football future in doubt. The defense is absent major talent at all three levels, including the departure of J.J. Watt, and the wide receivers saw a downgrade with Will Fuller gone. Unfortunately, Houston doesn't have a pick until the third round because of Bill O'Brien's head-scratching trades.

 
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Indianapolis Colts: LT, DE, LB, S

Indianapolis Colts: LT, DE, LB, S
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Left tackle remains an area Indy could address following Anthony Castonzo's retirement, and defensive end is also in flux with the potential loss of Justin Houston. The loss of Anthony Walker at linebacker has created another hole, and safety remains an issue.

 
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Jacksonville Jaguars: QB, DE, TE, DB

Jacksonville Jaguars: QB, DE, TE, DB
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The Jags have the first pick in the draft for a reason and are set to address quarterback with Clemson star Trevor Lawrence. Elsewhere, they could use a sure-handed tight end, defensive end to help Josh Allen, and help to further revamp their secondary.

 
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Kansas City Chiefs: OT, WR, DE

Kansas City Chiefs: OT, WR, DE
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The Chiefs cut both starting tackles without a clear replacement, and also haven't done anything to replace Sammy Watkins at wide receiver. Jarran Reed helps the pass rush, but the team needs more defensive end depth.

 
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Las Vegas Raiders: OL, WR, LB, S

Las Vegas Raiders: OL, WR, LB, S
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The right side of the offensive line needs attention, and the Raiders also have to think about a long-term replacement for soon-to-be 38-year-old guard Richie Incognito. Even after selecting two wideouts in the first three rounds last year, wideout remains an issue. The attention the team has paid to linebacker and safety in recent seasons also has yet to bear much fruit.

 
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Los Angeles Chargers: OL, DE, CB, LB

Los Angeles Chargers: OL, DE, CB, LB
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The Chargers offensive line struggled last year and still needs help on the left side. The losses of Melvin Ingram, Denzel Perryman, and Casey Hayward could really hurt the defense if the team doesn't find replacements in the draft.

 
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Los Angeles Rams: OL, DL, DB, TE

Los Angeles Rams: OL, DL, DB, TE
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The Rams don't have a first-round pick but have plenty of needs to address. The offensive line needs help in the interior and a long-term replacement for aged left tackle Andrew Whitworth. The defensive line and secondary need more depth, and tight end took a hit after losing Gerald Everett.

 
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Miami Dolphins: RB, WR, LB, OL

Miami Dolphins: RB, WR, LB, OL
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The Dolphins need more weapons to help young quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, as well as more offensive line depth. Myles Gaskin did a nice job at running back last season, but the team can do better with their draft capital. Finding another wide receiver weapon would also help. While the Dolphins did a good job in free agency, there remains a clear need at linebacker, as well.

 
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Minnesota Vikings: OL, DB, EDGE

Minnesota Vikings: OL, DB, EDGE
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Minnesota's offensive line was a mess last year and only faces a tougher challenge now after losing left tackle Riley Reiff. Disturbing legal issues for 2020 first-round cornerback Jeff Gladney could cause Minnesota to address that area again, and the team also needs to find pass-rushing help for Danielle Hunter.

 
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New England Patriots: DL, LB, DB, QB

New England Patriots: DL, LB, DB, QB
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The Patriots were extremely aggressive in free agency and the trade market, filling most of their glaring needs. They could still use more young talent at all three levels of the defense, as well as a long-term quarterback with Cam Newton holding down the fort for now.

 
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New Orleans Saints: WR, DL, QB, LB

New Orleans Saints: WR, DL, QB, LB
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The losses of Emmanuel Sanders and Jared Cook leave the Saints in a bad situation with their receivers beyond superstar Michael Thomas. The defensive line also lost 2020 breakout Trey Hendrickson, and the team also has to think about an eventual replacement for Demario Davis. Finding a young quarterback could be on the table if the Saints aren't confident in Jameis Winston and Taysom Hill.

 
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New York Giants: DL, OL, LB

New York Giants: DL, OL, LB
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Even after strong seasons from Leonard Williams and Dexter Lawrence, the Giants need help with their pass rush. Linebacker also remains an issue, and the interior of the offensive line could add another starter or two.

 
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New York Jets: QB, RB, OL, CB, DL

New York Jets: QB, RB, OL, CB, DL
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It's obvious the Jets are going to take a quarterback with the No. 1 overall pick after trading Sam Darnold, but the offensive makeover shouldn't stop there. They could use a no running back, and more competition on the offensive line. The defense also has few long-term answers beyond Quinnen Williams, with obvious needs on the defensive line and secondary.

 
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Philadelphia Eagles: WR, LB, DB, QB

Philadelphia Eagles: WR, LB, DB, QB
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The Eagles spent a first-round pick on wideout Jalen Reagor last year, but need even more talent at the position. It also remains to be seen if Jalen Hurts is the answer at quarterback. The defensive line remains the strength of the defense, but there are several holes to fill at the second and third levels.

 
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Pittsburgh Steelers: OL, RB, QB, DL

Pittsburgh Steelers: OL, RB, QB, DL
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A cap-strapped offseason leaves Pittsburgh with more needs to fill than we'd expect from a team that finished the 2020 regular season with 12 wins. The offensive line could use several draftees who can compete for starting roles while running back also could be a need after losing James Conner. Ben Roethlisberger might be entering his final season, so the franchise needs to keep its eye on a quarterback replacement. The defensive line also needs more depth.

 
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San Francisco 49ers: QB, WR, RB, DB

San Francisco 49ers: QB, WR, RB, DB
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Jimmy Garoppolo led the franchise to a Super Bowl, but it's apparent the team doesn't think he's the answer after trading up to the No. 3 overall pick. The loss of wide receiver Kendrick Bourne leaves wideout as a need, and the running back room has also lost some depth. Cornerback is also a clear need after losing Richard Sherman.

 
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Seattle Seahawks: DL, RT, WR, CB

Seattle Seahawks: DL, RT, WR, CB
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The pass rush was a problem for Seattle over the last two seasons, and the situation looks even worse after cutting Jarran Reed. Russell Wilson's request for offensive line help didn't go unnoticed, but the team still has a need at right tackle. The loss of wide receiver depth is apparent, and cornerback Shaquill Griffin will be difficult to replace.

 
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers: DL, WR, QB

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: DL, WR, QB
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The Bucs managed to bring back all of their starters from last year's team, so the draft should be able to add depth and plan for the future. They do need to add defensive on the defensive line and also find another wideout if Antonio Brown doesn't return. Obviously, a long-term quarterback is in play as Tom Brady approaches his 44th birthday.

 
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Tennessee Titans: WR, EDGE, CB, OL

Tennessee Titans: WR, EDGE, CB, OL
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The Titans have made some questionable draft and personnel decisions recently, and it shows with their draft needs. They desperately need a third wideout after losing Corey Davis and Adam Humphries. Another edge rusher wouldn't hurt with signing Bud Dupree coming off a serious injury, and cornerback has major issues with the turnover the team has seen over the last two offseasons. The offensive line is a sore spot after 2020 first-round pick Isaiah Wilson already fizzled.

 
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Washington Football Team: OL, WR, QB, S

Washington Football Team: OL, WR, QB, S
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Washington's offensive line played better with improved coaching last year, but could still use more talent at several spots. The wide receiver room got much better by adding Curtis Samuel, but could also use an additional option. Ryan Fitzpatrick obviously isn't the long-term answer at quarterback and a safety to play next to Landon Collins also remains critical.

Seth Trachtman is a fantasy sports expert and diehard Kansas City Chiefs fan still hoping for a Super Bowl win during his lifetime. He doesn't often Tweet, but when he does, you can find him on Twitter @sethroto.

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