Hindsight is 20/20. This is especially true in the NFL, where personnel (and in-game) decisions are heavily scrutinized.
This draft do-over is less about second-guessing general managers, owners, and head coaches -- though I will point out picks that seemed like reaches at the time. My primary focus is a re-imagining of what could be if those decision-makers had a chance to re-draft this class based on players' success and current team needs.
1. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
Fisher hasn't played up to the level of a No. 1 overall pick, while Hopkins is shredding secondaries all over the league. His 1,521 yards and 11 scores last season put him into the elite receiver category, even though his "slow" 40-yard dash supposedly limited his upside coming out of Clemson.
2. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS
3. MIAMI DOLPHINS
4. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
5. DETROIT LIONS
"Ziggy" has 30 sacks in three years with the Lions, the most of any member of this draft class. No need for them to change it up here.
6. CLEVELAND BROWNS
Mingo's sack numbers fell from five in 2013 to two in 2014 to zero last season. At this point, the Browns would rather have Richardson tearing up offensive lines as a five-technique.
7. ARIZONA CARDINALS
It's hard to blame teams for not picking Mathieu this high in the draft originally, as his off-field issues made them skeptical of his ability to stay on the straight and narrow. His ability as a playmaker was always evident, however, and Arizona's coaches have gotten the most out of him early in his career. Cooper couldn't win a starting job, so the Cards sent him to New England (along with a second-round pick) this spring for defensive end Chandler Jones.
Austin has been a solid player for the Rams, but he probably should have been picked a bit later in the first round as a complementary piece. Allen, though, would have put up at least 1,300 receiving yards in 2015 as the Chargers' downfield home-run hitter if he hadn't suffered a lacerated kidney halfway through the season. That's the sort of threat the Rams need.
9. NEW YORK JETS
10. TENNESSEE TITANS
11. SAN DIEGO CHARGERS
12. OAKLAND RAIDERS
13. NEW YORK JETS
14. CAROLINA PANTHERS
Lotulelei's production has decreased over each of his first three seasons, and now the Panthers are wondering whether he's the nose tackle of the future. The team's offensive line is still wondering what hit them in the Super Bowl, and Pugh's toughness would have been nice to have against that vaunted Broncos pass rush.
15. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
16. BUFFALO BILLS
There aren't any defensive line or linebacker fits for the Bills available here, so they attempt to strengthen the offensive line with Fluker, who can play tackle or guard.
17. PITTSBURGH STEELERS
Jones has yet to become a difference-maker for the Steelers, so they'll be looking for a breakout season from him before exercising his fifth-year option. Armstead has quietly become one of the league's top left tackles. This move instantly improves the sturdiness of Pittsburgh's offensive line.
18. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS
Reid did not have any interceptions last season after picking off seven over his first two years, but San Francisco still might want his leadership and skill set in the secondary.
19. NEW YORK GIANTS
Combining a pass-catcher like Kelce on the inside with Odell Beckham outside spells trouble for opposing defenses.
20. CHICAGO BEARS
Chicago has been on the wrong side of a couple of 100-yard performances from Lacy since he joined the Packers. I'm sure they would rather see him pounding the Green and Gold defense.
21. CINCINNATI BENGALS
22. ATLANTA FALCONS
Having an athletic tight end like Reed at his disposal would remind Matt Ryan of the fun he had throwing to Tony Gonzalez early in his career.
23. MINNESOTA VIKINGS
Floyd's a consistent threat to affect the passing game from the interior. The Vikings need that threat to maximize their defensive potency.
24. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS
25. MINNESOTA VIKINGS
26. GREEN BAY PACKERS
Bakhtiari wasn't loved by Packers fans until they saw what happened when he wasn't in the lineup. The three-year starter deserved to go no lower than Round 2 in 2013, instead of waiting until the fourth round to be picked, but now he lays claim to a top-32 slot in this do-over.
27. HOUSTON TEXANS
28. DENVER BRONCOS
29. MINNESOTA VIKINGS
Xavier Rhodes is unseated by Ryan, who handles his responsibilities in coverage (11 career interceptions) and against the run very well. Patterson's size and athleticism has not translated to the NFL so far, other than as a kick returner (four career touchdowns). He had two catches for 10 yards last season.
31. DALLAS COWBOYS
If given the chance to pick between Williams, Robert Woods, and Kenny Stills, I'm thinking the Cowboys would stick with their original third-round selection out of Baylor. He set career highs with 52 catches and 840 yards last season, and should be even better this season if Tony Romo returns to full health.
32. BALTIMORE RAVENS