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NFL draft
Where: Radio City Music Hall, New York City
When: 8 p.m. Thursday (Round 1); 7 p.m. Friday (Rounds 2-3); Noon Saturday (Rounds 4-7)
TV: ESPN, NFL Network
Colts picks: Nos. 24, 86, 121, 192, 230, 254
Bears picks: Nos. 20, 50, 117, 153, 188
Notes: Teams have 10 minutes to make their first-round picks, seven minutes in the second round and five minutes for each ensuing round
Associated Press photos
Oregon’ s Dion Jordan is one of many defensive linemen expected to be taken in the first round.
NFL draft

Abundance of options

Few franchise-type players in 1st round but draft features plenty of depth

Luke Joeckel

– Get me out of here.

Maneuvering to move down in Thursday night’s first round of the NFL draft will be a common behind-the-scenes scramble. There are few franchise-type players teams will be enamored of, yet plenty of depth to make picking up extra picks later on a worthwhile strategy.

The big bodies will dominate the opening round. Look for 17 of them to go in the top 32 at Radio City Music Hall.

The mock draft presumes no trades:

1. Kansas City

2012 record: 2-14

Skinny: The Chiefs already have their quarterback and a good running game. The guy who could be the cornerstone for the entire offense, as well as QB Alex Smith’s protector for next few years, plays left tackle.

The pick: Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M

2. Jacksonville

2012 record: 2-14

Skinny: Unlike the Chiefs, the Jaguars are virtually devoid of talent everywhere. So anyone they choose will be an upgrade. They’d love to trade down, but if not, they’ll upgrade the pass rush and defensive athleticism instead.

The pick: Dion Jordan, DE-OLB, Oregon

3. Oakland

2012 record: 4-12

Skinny: By far the worst team in drafts over the last decade. But now there’s a new regime under Reggie McKenzie, who learned his trade in Green Bay, one of the best drafting clubs of recent years. Like Jacksonville, Oakland could go anywhere with this pick, but is less likely to look to move down.

The pick: Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan

4. Philadelphia

2012 record: 4-12

Skinny: The Chip Kelly no-holds-barred, breakneck offense needs speedy playmakers, something the Eagles already have. What they don’t have: enough bigtime defenders. They go for a huge one in …

The pick: Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida

5. Detroit

2012 record: 4-12

Skinny: Coming off a distressing collapse in which they gave up 437 points, The Lions must find a way to close the wide-open door to their end zone. They’re fortunate to have several options here, and go for the pass rusher.

The pick: Ziggy Ansah, DE, BYU

6. Cleveland

2012 record: 5-11

Skinny: After holding their breath that the cornerback they seek will be on the board, the Browns can exhale and call the name.

The pick: Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama

7. Arizona

2012 record: 5-11

Skinny: If they can’t trade down, the Cardinals won’t have to swallow hard to upgrade their offensive line with a proven winner.

The pick: Chance Warmack, G, Alabama

8. Buffalo

2012 record: 6-10

Skinny: We think the Bills aren’t convinced Kevin Kolb or Tarvaris Jackson is more than a backup or fill-in QB. So the first quarterback off the board is …

The pick: Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia

9. New York Jets

2012 record: 6-10

Skinny: Having dealt Darrelle Revis, the Jets could look at a cornerback here. But someone who can get to the quarterback from the outside is a must for Rex Ryan’s defense.

The pick: Barkevious Mingo, DE-OLB, LSU

10. Tennessee

2012 record: 6-10

Skinny: The Titans needs are so hefty on D, and there are lots of solid prospects on the board. Such as …

The pick: Jarvis Jones, LB, Georgia

11. San Diego

2012 record: 7-9

Skinny: New coach Mike McCoy is offense-minded, and he sees all the holes on the line.

The pick: Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma

12. Miami

2012 record: 7-9

Skinny: Yet another team needing blocking help. After the Dolphins made so many splashes in free agency, they can afford to fill a void, especially when one of the better offensive linemen still is available.

The pick: Jonathan Cooper, G, North Carolina

13. New York Jets

2012 record: 6-10

Skinny: The back end on defense will be the target, and because this seems too high to take a safety …

The pick: Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State

14. Carolina

2012 record: 7-9

Skinny: The Panthers will spot the little guy with the game-breaking skills on kick returns, as a receiver and even perhaps in a version of the wildcat. They can’t resist …

The pick: Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia

15. New Orleans

2012 record: 7-9

Skinny: The Saints will take about 10 seconds of their allotted time to write down their pick, instantly improving their pass rush with a guy with good feel for getting to the quarterback.

The pick: Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State

16. St. Louis

2012 record: 7-8-1

Skinny: With another pick coming up soon where they can get a pass catcher, the Rams opt for the best safety in this draft.

The pick: Kenny Vaccaro, S, Texas

17. Pittsburgh

2012 record: 8-8

Skinny: Free agency losses hurt them, and they lack the depth they’ve had in their contending seasons. The first upgrade this year is ...

The pick: Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah

18. Dallas

2012 record: 8-8

Skinny: The Cowboys consider bolstering their backfield and offensive line before taking the best man still unclaimed.

The pick: Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina

19. New York Giants

2012 record: 9-7

Skinny: The Giants fill their need for an inside linebacker with good instincts, passion and leadership skills.

The pick: Arthur Brown, ILB, Kansas State

20. Chicago

2012 record: 10-6

Skinny: There will be the need for a linebacker with Brian Urlacher gone. They find their man in Athens, Ga., a player who could play inside or outside.

The pick: Alec Ogletree, LB, Georgia

21. Cincinnati

2012 record: 10-6

Skinny: With the Andre Smith free agency situation still cloudy – do the Bengals really want him back? – Cincinnati makes a move to put pressure on the veteran. Or to let him walk.

The pick: D.J. Fluker, OT, Alabama

22. St. Louis

2012 record: 10-6

Note: Pick from Washington

Skinny: Wisely, the Rams went with Vaccaro at No. 16 and still get the wideout to boost their passing game.

The pick: Deandre Hopkins, WR, Clemson

23. Minnesota

2012 record: 10-6

Skinny: With two selections in the next three slots, Minnesota is going to help itself on defense both times. First up …

The pick: Manti Te’o, ILB, Notre Dame

24. Colts

2012 record: 11-5

Skinny: Seeking a pass rusher to replace Dwight Freeney, the Colts look at Damontre Moore of Texas A&M, who is most ready to step in.

The pick: Damontre Moore, DE, Texas A&M

25. Minnesota

2012 record: 10-6

Note: Pick from Seattle

Skinny: Although the Vikings are tempted to go for a wideout, they see excellent value in ...

The pick: Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri

26. Green Bay

2012 record: 11-5

Skinny: The Packers never expected to be in this position, choosing between the best running back in this crop, the two best tight ends or an effective defensive tackle who never stops coming. Does the question become which helps Aaron Rodgers more, a pass catcher or a running back?

The pick: Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame

27. Houston

2012 record: 12-4

Skinny: Houston has a very obvious need: finding a receiver to complement Andre Johnson. There are three possible choices, and the answer is ...

The pick: Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee

28. Denver

2012 record: 13-3

Skinny: Getting past the Elvis Dumervil error that made him a free agent will be a whole lot easier when the Broncos find a nice replacement – and a surprise first-rounder who impressed with 4 1/2 sacks in the Alamo Bowl.

The pick: Alex Okafor, DE, Texas

29. New England

2012 record: 12-4

Skinny: The Patriots need help virtually everywhere on defense, although they should be a runaway winner in the AFC East even if they skip all their picks.

The pick: Matt Elam, S, Florida

30. Atlanta

2012 record: 13-3

Skinny: Atlanta turns to a defensive unit damaged in the offseason by cuts and defections. With visions of defending Brees and Newton twice a season, they go for ...

The pick: Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington

31. San Francisco

2012 record: 11-4-1

Skinny: The Niners almost won the Super Bowl, and they are loaded heading into the draft. So much so that they don’t have to flinch about grabbing the best guy on their board. No selection for need here.

The pick: Jesse Williams, DT, Alabama

32. Baltimore

2012 record: 10-6

Skinny: The 2013 Ravens already don’t resemble the team that won the championship. Ray Lewis, Ed Reed, Anquan Boldin, Dannell Ellerbe, Paul Kruger and Bernard Pollard – all gone. But GM Ozzie Newsome is one of the best talent evaluators around. He’ll get this pick right.

The pick: Kevin Minter, LB, LSU

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