USA TODAY Sports' Robert Klemko looks at NFC team needs heading into the NFL draft, with each team's first pick in parentheses:
Arizona Cardinals (13th overall)
Help wanted: T, OLB, WR. The Cardinals allowed the second-most sacks in 2011 with 54 and desperately need a tackle opposite Levi Brown. Riley Reiff out of Iowa seems the logical first-round answer. There are also question marks at outside linebacker, where depth is lacking, and wideout. The Cardinals dealt this year's second-round pick to the Philadelphia Eagles for QB Kevin Kolb, so there's a lot of pressure surrounding the 13th pick.
Atlanta Falcons (55th)
Help wanted: LT, C, DE. DE John Abraham, C Todd McClure and TE Tony Gonzalez are 33, 35 and 36, respectively, but the immediate need is at left tackle, where Sam Baker has been subpar. The Falcons lack first- and fourth-round picks as a result of last year's deal with the Cleveland Browns for the rights to draft WR Julio Jones. Nabbing long-term replacements for aging veterans might be the best course.
Carolina Panthers (9th)
Help wanted: DT, CB, WR. The Panthers spent two third-rounders on defensive tackles and didn't find an anchor last year. The defense needs a corner opposite Chris Gamble. Three defensive tackles are projected in the top half of the first round, and any of them seems a logical choice for Carolina.
Chicago Bears (19th)
Help wanted: T, G, WR. QB Jay Cutler seems to agree with those who think the offensive line needs major work. LT J'Marcus Webb has been a disappointment, and upgrades are needed. If Brandon Marshall can be the guy, good for the Bears; if not, Chicago is hurting at wideout. Cutler was a sack magnet in 2011, some of it his own fault. Much of the blame falls on a faulty O-line. The line wasn't addressed in the offseason, so the Bears could stock up during the draft.
Dallas Cowboys (14th)
Help wanted: C, G, S. Did Phil Costa improve enough last season to keep his job? If not, there are centers with midround grades who could supplant Costa sooner rather than later. Whoever starts could use help on either side; both guard spots are primed for an upgrade. The Cowboys hope the defensive backfield was shored up with the addition of CB Brandon Carr, but there is talk of targeting Brodney Pool for replacement by Alabama's Mark Barron. Depth is needed along the D-line and at outside linebacker, yet Dallas' biggest issues in 2011 were along the interior O-line.
Detroit Lions (23rd)
Help wanted: CB, T, RB. With perhaps the most glaring need of any playoff team, Detroit must address the cornerback position, which was already weak and got weaker with Eric Wright's departure. T Jeff Backus was re-signed, but the team should look for a future replacement. Finding the right cornerback who can step into a starting role immediately will be a challenge at No. 23, but the corner class is one of the deepest in 2012.
Green Bay Packers (28th)
Help wanted: OLB, DE, S. The Packers might consider a running back, but defense is the priority. The Packers had trouble getting to the quarterback; Eli Manning carved them up in the playoffs for 330 passing yards and was sacked once.
Minnesota Vikings (3rd)
Help wanted: OL, WR, DB. Provided the Vikings don't trade down and add to the 10 selections they already own, Southern California T Matt Kalil seems a lock at No. 3. QB Christian Ponder lacks a true No. 1 target. The Vikings are a long way from contention but could get on the right track with three fourth-round picks. Protecting Ponder is the top priority.
New Orleans Saints (89th)
Help wanted: DE, DT, CB. One Saints defensive lineman had more than 4½ sacks last season, and that man, Will Smith, could be suspended in the bounty scandal. Additions are needed across the line. We're still waiting for the bounty hammer to drop. The team probably has a better idea of who will be suspended than we do. They dealt a first-rounder last year for Mark Ingram and lost a second-rounder through the bounty scandal.
New York Giants (32nd)
Help wanted: TE, RB, OL. TEs Jake Ballard and Travis Beckum each tore knee ligaments in the Super Bowl. RB Brandon Jacobs is gone, and Ahmad Bradshaw had trouble staying healthy. LG David Diehl took over at T for the injured Will Beatty, who didn't have a chance to show he can man the LT spot. The Giants have holes to fill before they can dominate the NFC East.
Philadelphia Eagles (15th)
Help wanted: DL, OLB, S. They traded for DeMeco Ryans to man the middle, but Jamar Chaney was suspect on the strong side. The DL is a bigger priority given all the space the DTs are expected to cover. Despite the loss of Jason Peters on the O-line, the defense should get the most attention.
St. Louis Rams (6th)
Help wanted: WR, RB, DT. The Rams have plenty of needs, including a No. 1 WR to replace departed Brandon Lloyd, and DL help for a lackluster unit. After the Redskins trade, St. Louis is in excellent position to rebuild over the next three seasons They own three picks in the top 40 in 2012 and could do some more dealing before it's all over.
San Francisco 49ers (30th)
Help wanted: G, DL, WR. RG Adam Snyder's departure leaves a hole in the O-line that should be plugged. The D-line needs depth behind Ray McDonald and Justin Smith. A replacement for Snyder and an impact WR would put this team over the hump.
Seattle Seahawks (12th)
Help wanted: DE, LB, G. Chris Clemons had as many sacks (11) as the rest of DLs combined. The LBs were patched together with one-year deals, and Seattle is a popular pick to nab Boston College's Luke Kuechly at 12 after giving up the fourth most sacks (50) last season. Released LG Robert Gallery should be replaced. The Seahawks hope they've found their QB in Matt Flynn and would do well to surround him with the right tools.
Tampa Bay Bucs (5th)
Help wanted: LB, DB, RB. The defensive depth could use upgrades, but the Buccaneers may go a different way if Alabama RB Trent Richardson is sitting there at No. 5. That would ignore serious issues on defense, with CB Ronde Barber nearing retirement.
Washington Redskins (2nd)
Help wanted: QB, RT, S. The QB drought in D.C. could end with the likely arrival of Robert Griffin III, but the O-line needs upgrades, where RT Jammal Brown has been anything but durable. The defensive backfield requires depth, but the needs at G and T are paramount.