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. HOUSTON TEXANS
This pick could have never happened in 2014 because of the way the career of Derek's older brother, David, went down in Houston. But after two seasons, it looks as though taking Derek Carr here would have been the right call. The book is still out on Clowney because of injuries.
2. ST. LOUIS RAMS
Bridgewater should have been a high pick in this draft, as he always had the pocket awareness to be a good (if not great) NFL starter. The concerns about his underwhelming pro day are long gone, and the Rams wouldn't have had to make the megadeal they did today with Bridgewater in tow. Robinson's still trying to earn respect in the league as a reliable blind-side protector.
3. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS
There's no reason to change this pick, even though he's had 35 interceptions in two years. If he cuts down on picks, it might put him ahead of Bridgewater on this list a year or two from now.
4. BUFFALO BILLS
Even though Watkins missed three games last year, he still cleared 1,000 yards and scored nine times.
5. OAKLAND RAIDERS
There was some concern about Mack's game translating from the MAC to the NFL. Two years and 32 starts later, he has 19 sacks and no one is asking those questions anymore.
6. ATLANTA FALCONS
7. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
Evans has had two 1,000-yard seasons. His touchdowns dropped from 12 as a rookie to three in 2015, but the progression of quarterback Jameis Winston and his surrounding talent will help him find the end zone more regularly in the future.
8. CLEVELAND BROWNS
The irony here, of course, is that the Browns traded spots with the Vikings two years ago so they could pick Gilbert. Minnesota picked Barr, whom they were likely to take, anyway. Now the Browns turn the table, getting a Pro Bowl linebacker. Gilbert has started three games in two years, suffering injuries and not playing well when on the field.
9. MINNESOTA VIKINGS
The Vikings go with the best player available here. Donald's explosiveness allows him to get into the backfield with regularity; the All-Pro has 20 sacks in his first two years in the league.
10. DETROIT LIONS
11. TENNESSEE TITANS
12. NEW YORK GIANTS
Beckham is not available to the Giants as part of this do-over. That means another big playmaker is needed by the G-Men, and Robinson fits that bill. He led the NFL with 14 touchdown receptions last year, catching 80 passes for 1,400 yards.
13. ST. LOUIS RAMS
Obviously, the Rams would miss Donald, but how about a Bridgewater-Benjamin connection? Not bad. Benjamin only falls behind Robinson due to missing the 2015 season with an injury.
14. CHICAGO BEARS
It didn't take long for Fuller to make a name for himself in the league, with six interceptions and 19 pass breakups in two years. The Bears wouldn't trade him for anyone else still available here.
15. PITTSBURGH STEELERS
It would be interesting to see Bucannon play the Troy Polamalu role in the Steelers' defense. He's been much more productive in a linebacker role than Shazier, who has the potential to be a star defender if he can stay healthy.
16. DALLAS COWBOYS
Martin's been the impactful interior lineman that the Cowboys needed to take the running game to the next level.
17. BALTIMORE RAVENS
I don't think Ozzie Newsome would change his mind this time around, as Mosley's been the leading tackler of this class.
18. NEW YORK JETS
Even though Clowney hasn't been a big hit in his first two years, his potential as the sort of pass rusher that the Jets need is enough to take a chance on at this point in the round. Pryor showed glimpses of becoming a good starter in 2015.
19. MIAMI DOLPHINS
Landry was a first-round talent with a third-round 40 time. Despite being arguably the fifth-best receiver in this class, the Dolphins would still quickly select him a round earlier than they did originally.
20. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
21. GREEN BAY PACKERS
As usual, general manager Ted Thompson waited for the board to come to him instead of trading up to ensure the team got the safety they needed in this draft. Clinton-Dix's rookie season didn't end on a great note (see: playoff loss in Seattle), but he did an outstanding job in his sophomore campaign for the Packers.
22. CLEVELAND BROWNS
23. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
Yet another receiver comes off the board. The Chiefs could use a player like Matthews, who owns the red zone with eight touchdowns in each of his first two seasons.
24. CINCINNATI BENGALS
This class' leading rusher powers his way into the first round for the team that selected him in the second round. Dennard really hasn't made an impact in Cincinnati.
25. SAN DIEGO CHARGERS
Based on his 2015 play (three interceptions, 12 pass breakups), the Pro Bowler looks like a good value here.
26. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
27. ARIZONA CARDINALS
Roby hasn't been a regular starter in Denver as of yet, but that doesn't keep the Cardinals from valuing him here.
28. CAROLINA PANTHERS
29. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
30. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS
Ward had injury issues in his rookie year, but flashed talent as a nickel back for San Francisco in 2015. Still, Lynch's ability to set the edge and rush the passer is more valued as of today, so I'll have the Niners moving their fifth-round selection into the first round, where many thought he could be drafted as a freshman All-American at Notre Dame. Scouts soured on him during his time at USF and the pre-draft process, but the talent was always there.
31. DENVER BRONCOS
The Broncos might like the interior linemen they have on the roster now, but Bitonio's athleticism and toughness would fit in perfectly with their offensive scheme.
32. MINNESOTA VIKINGS
Would Vikings general manager Rick Spielman have pulled the trigger on a Garoppolo pick if Bridgewater was not available to him? We'll never know, but he takes the QB in this redo.