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Seeking a pass rusher to replace Dwight Freeney, the Colts look at Damontre Moore of Texas A&M, Datrone Jones of UCLA and Alex Okafor of Texas. Moore is most ready to step in.

DAMONTRE MOORE, DE, TEXAS A&M

25. MINNESOTA (10-6), pick from Seattle

More help for the interior defense in a real bargain this late in the first round. Although the Vikes are tempted to go for a wideout, they see excellent value in …

SHELDON RICHARDSON, DT, MISSOURI

26. GREEN BAY (11-5)

The Packers never expected to be in this position, choosing between the best running back in this crop, the two best tight ends or an effective defensive tackle who never stops coming. Does the question become which helps Aaron Rodgers more, a pass catcher or a running back?

TYLER EIFERT, TE, NOTRE DAME

27. HOUSTON (12-4)

Houston has a very obvious need: finding a receiver to complement the superb but aging Andre Johnson. That void has been a major reason the Texans flopped in the playoffs the last two years. There are three possible choices for that position, and the answer is …

CORDARRELLE PATTERSON, WR, TENNESSEE

28. DENVER (13-3)

Getting past the Elvis Dumervil error that made him a free agent will be a whole lot easier when the Broncos find a nice replacement _ and a surprise first-rounder who impressed with 4 1-2 sacks in the Alamo Bowl.

ALEX OKAFOR, DE, TEXAS

29. NEW ENGLAND (12-4)

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