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NICK PERRY, DE, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.

15. PHILADELPHIA (8-8)

Although there are some questions on offense, the Eagles should look to upgrade a defense that made few big plays in 2011. Look for them to go for a linebacker or end with this choice.

COURTNEY UPSHAW, DE, ALABAMA.

16. N.Y. JETS (8-8)

Like twin brother Rob’s unit in Dallas, Rex Ryan’s defense in New Jersey was a disappointment last year. Overlooking some serious needs on an offensive line that underachieved, the Jets go for …

MARK BARRON, S, ALABAMA.

17. CINCINNATI (9-7, from Oakland)

The Bengals come off a playoff season, have a nice position in this draft and can fill several holes. First off, they hit on a third straight player from the national champions.

DRE KIRKPATRICK, CB, ALABAMA.

18. SAN DIEGO (8-8)

The concentration on defense might have continued here if the Chargers weren’t so eager to bolster a mediocre offensive line that saw Kris Dielman retire.

DAVID DECASTRO, G, STANFORD.

19. CHICAGO (8-8)

DeCastro would have fit nicely here, but the Bears have another option to improve protection for Jay Cutler and open lanes for RBs Matt Forte and Michael Bush.

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