SUPER BONUS DRAFT FACT: The Dolphins planned to grandly unveil their new, redesigned logo during the draft, but instead quietly did it two weeks ago after agreeing internally that a dolphin is an inherently dorky symbol, cannot be made to look menacing and therefore should be publicized as little as possible.
5. Detroit Lions: Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma A pass rusher such as Ziggy Ansah could go here, but Johnson fills a greater Lions imperative, which is to keep QB Matthew Stafford alive. Johnson lacks experience but has great upside.
6. Cleveland Browns: Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama This pick turns the Dawg Pound into a no-fly-zone as Milliner pairs with Joe Haden. A guard such as Chance Warmack or Jonathan Cooper also would be a neat fit here.
7. Arizona Cardinals: Ezekiel (Ziggy) Ansah, DE, Brigham Young Although Redbirds might opt for tackles Eric Fisher or Lane Johnson if either is still on the board.
8. Buffalo Bills: Jonathan Cooper, OG, North Carolina The mock universe likes a QB here, Geno Smith or Ryan Nassib, but Cooper is a far safer low top-10 pick with much less bust potential.
SUPER BONUS DRAFT FACT: As they do most every year, draft protestors have gathered outside Radio City Music Hall in New York, marching and angrily chanting, Hell no, we wont go! When informed this is a football draft, not a military draft, most protestors quietly returned to their smartphones. One stubborn protester remained, circulating a petition demanding an all-volunteer NFL.
9. New York Stinkin Jets: Barkevious Mingo, DE-OLB, Louisiana State Planes defense needs speed on the edge rush, and the man with the greatest name in the draft provides it. NYJ is one of three teams with two 1R picks (Rams, Vikings).
10. Tennessee Titans: Chance Warmack, OG, Alabama The mellifluously named and still-available Star Lotulelei will tempt here, but Warmack fills a more specific need at guard.
11. San Diego Chargers: Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia Bolts would prefer an O-lineman if any of the top ones are around, but they need pass-rush help, too, to replace Shaun Phillips, and Jones had 14 sacks against SEC competition.
12. MIAMI DOLPHINS: TYLER EIFERT, TE, NOTRE DAME So many hedges and caveats trying to divine this pick. Florida State CB Xavier Rhodes might be the safest, most predictable call. And Alabama RT D.J. Fluker also looms possible. I might go Rhodes or Fluker if I wanted the safest bet. A trade-up to grab LT Lane Johnson or even Eric Fisher is possible; Miami has the ammo to go movin on up like The Jeffersons. Even a trade-down would not shock. (Much depends on whether the Dolphins complete a predraft deal to acquire chiefs OT Branden Albert.) I have a hunch about Eifert, though. Twelve is higher than his typical projection, but I am told GM Jeff Ireland and coach Joe Philbin are enchanted by Eifert, seeing in him what the Patriots have in Rob Gronkowski somebody who can wreak havoc in the red zone and continue giving Ryan Tannehill all he needs to make it big. Eifert is too tall (6-6) for DBs to cover and too fast for most linebackers. If this choice is a bit of a reach, its a calculated gamble that could hit big for the Dolphins.
SUPER BONUS DRAFT FACT: Commissioner Roger Goodell will personally announce and greet all 32 first-round selections Thursday night. The NFL hopes it goes better than last year, when 11 of the top picks stumbled on the steps, sustained concussions and filed a class-action lawsuit against the league.