Plenty of teams need DL help

ESPN draft guru Mel Kiper assesses the top draft needs of all 32 NFL teams, including many that need defensive linemen.

Originally Published: January 21, 2005
By Mel Kiper Jr. | Special to ESPN Insider
NFL DRAFT NEEDS | Jan. 21

Having made my initial first-round projection for the 2005 NFL draft, it's time to explain why it looks the way it does.

Below is my assessment of the biggest needs for each NFL team, listed in the order they will pick in the first round with the two teams not having first-round selections (Giants and Bills) at the end. And remember, Dallas (Nos. 10 and 20) and San Diego (Nos. 12 and 28) each have two picks in the first round.


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