Tuesday, February 5, 2013

2013 NFL Mock Draft Post-Super Bowl:

Round 1

1. Kansas City: Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia - Smith is by far the best quarterback in this draft class. With new regimes come new quarterbacks right? Smith would be consider behind Tannehill last year, but he lucks out that this isn’t the best year to need a quarterback. 

2. Jacksonville: Damontre Moore, DE, Texas A&M - The Jaguars pass rush was atrocious last season, even with adding Babin towards the end of the season . Moore will come in and add instant pass rush day one. 

3. Oakland: Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama - Some may say this is high for Milliner, but the Raiders seconday was pitiful last season. Michael Huff played corner. That is never a good thing. Milliner reminds me of Cortland Finnegan and I feel like that is the perfect type of corner for the Raiders.

4. Philadelphia: Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah - Eagles are going to the 3-4 and need a dominant nose. That is exactly what you get from Lotulelei. Joeckel has been the pick for many here, but the Eagles don’t need a top notch tackle. They are better off getting a tackle in the second round.

5. Detroit: Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State - Kyle Vanden Bosch was useless this past season, and today (2/5/13) they released him. If the Lions manage to keep Avril too they could have the best defensive line in the NFL.

6. Cleveland: Barkevious Mingo, DE/OLB, LSU - The Browns run a hybrid type defense, and Mingo is a hybrid type player. The Browns have no pass rush in either the 3 or 4 front, but Mingo can come in and rush in both fronts.

7. Arizona: Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M - The Cardinals will be ecstatic if they land Joeckel at seven. They can take an instant impact player instead of a quarterback, and he’s a really good one.

8. Buffalo: Mike Glennon, QB, N.C. State - I almost didn’t put a quarterback here, and Bills fans pleas don’t hate me. I do believe the Bills “reach” for a quarterback here, but as many saw at this pick last year Miami took Tannehill and he’s looking pretty good. Glennon has a Flacco rocket arm. He just needs a little work on his accuracy. 

9. New York Jets: Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia - The Jets get a really good rush linebacker here in Jones. Their current outside linebackers are ancient and need to be replaced. If the Jets get two good young outside guys Jones, Davis, Harris, and another rookie could make this front seven elite.

10. Tennessee: Jonathan Banks, CB, Mississippi State - The Titans’ secondary wasn’t very good last year and they could use a ball hawk like Banks. Banks is great in coverage and will compliment Verner well. 

11. San Diego: Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan - No doubt the Chargers need help on the offensive line. Phillip Rivers’ production has been going down and he isn’t getting any younger either. Fisher is a really good pass blocker and will fit in nicely on the left side.

12. Miami: Kenny Vaccaro, S, Texas - I like Chris Clemons. I just like Vaccaro more. Vaccaro has played both safety positions and nickel corner. He is athletic enough to cover receivers and tight ends, and will come up and make plays in the run game. Miami already passed up one first round stud safety from Texas. Hopefully the do not pass up another. 

13. Tampa Bay: Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington - Desmond Trufant had a great week at the Senior Bowl and has worked his way into the first round. After Talib left Tampa Bay was weak at corner. Even before that they were weak, but passed on Claiborne last year.

14. Carolina: Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri - I though the Panthers would draft Cox last year, but I guess they were comfortable with what they had. Well what they had got run all over this year. Richardson can stop the run as well as push the pocket. 

15. New Orleans: Dion Jordan, DE/OLB, Oregon - The Saints are moving to a 3-4 this year and need edge rushers. Jordan can rush the passer and drop into coverage. Pass rush will also help an awful Saints secondary. 

16. St. Louis: Chance Warmack, OG, Alabama - If guards were a priority pick Warmack would go top five. Since they aren’t the Rams get a mauler in the run game and a great pass blocker for Sam Bradford.

17. Pittsburgh: Manti Te’o, LB, Notre Dame - Pittsburgh needs some youth on their defense. With Te’o they get a smart football player with the athleticism to make plays sidelineto sideline.

18. Dallas: Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida - Dallas is switching to the 4-3 and they need a defensive tackle with athleticism. Floyd will push the pocket and be a run stopper in the middle.

19. New York Giants: Alexander Ogletree, LB, Georgia - The Giants cut Michael Boley today (2/5/13) and need someone who can come in and be effective and long lasting. Ogletree is a sideline to sideline playmaker.

20. Chicago: Jonathan Cooper, OG, North Carolina - Jay Cutler makes this pick because he’s sick of ending up on the ground all the time. Cooper comes in and adds an athletic guard with great pass blocking ability.

21. Cincinnati: Ezekiel Anash, DE, BYU - Some people have Ansah going top ten. I don’t see it because he is still a little raw. With three ends hitting Free Agency this year the Bengals will love to have Ansah on their team.

22. St. Louis (from Washington): Keenan Allan, WR, Cal - Warmack and Allen? If you are a Rams fan rejoice, because Bradford not only has someone to block for him but also some one to catch his passes. Allen is the most well rounded receiver in that class, and he will fill the uncertainty at that position for the Rams. 

23. Minnesota: Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee - Now the receivers start to come off the board. Minnesota had a great year thanks to Adrian Peterson, but Ponder needs someone besides Harvin to throw to on the outside. Patterson is raw but he is the 6’3” Percy Harvin. If he gets the ball into his hand he can score from anywhere.

24. Indianapolis: Jonathan Jenkins, DT, Georgia - The Colts 3-4 needs a powerful nose to command double teams, and Jenkins is the guy to fill that role. At 6’3” and 350 lbs, that is a lot of man to move. 

25. Seattle: Jonathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State - Seattle has good pass rush from their ends, but none from inside. Hankins is a lot more athletic than most people believe. 

26. Green Bay: Barrett Jones, C, Alabama - How did Jeff Saturday make the Pro Bowl? Can anyone answer that? The Packers need someone youthful that can come in can make the line calls, and Jones did that for the National Champion Crimson Tide.

27. Houston: Kevin Minter, LB, LSU - Their is a lot of uncertainty at the inside linebacker spot for the Texans. Brian Cushing tore his ACL and no one else stepped up. Minter will fill holes and make running backs pay. 

28. Denver: Xavier Rhoads, CB, Florida State - Champ Bailey is getting older and the Broncos don’t have anyone to fill his shoes. Rhoads is a physical corner and covers well too. He could learn more playing across from Bailey.

29. New England: Matt Elam, S, Florida - The Patriots have been looking for a big time safety since Rodney Harrison, and Elam could be that guy. He is a hard hitting safety that give solid over the top coverage. 

30. Atlanta: Alex Okafor, DE, Texas - Another situation with an aging player here. Abraham is not getting any younger and opposite their is no rush anyway. Okafor my be the most powerful rusher in this draft, but not the most explosive. Abraham can coach him up and help him be more explosive off the edge.

31. San Francisco: Eric Reid, S, LSU - Reid has a great safety build at 6’2” 212 lbs, and has the skill set to back it up. He was considered the top safety before the season.

32. Baltimore: Arthur Brown, LB, Kansas State - Ray is going out on top just like he should. He is one of the greatest players of this generation. Arthur Brown will have big shoes to fill, and he has the ability to do it. He fills holes well and flows sideline to sideline.

Round 2

33. Jacksonville- Matt Barkley, QB, USC
34. Kansas City- DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson
35. Philadelphia- Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma
36. Detroit- Larry Warford, OG, Kentucky 
37. Cincinnati - from Oakland- Eddie Lacy, RB, Alabama
38. Arizona- E.J. Manuel, QB, Florida State
XX. Cleveland - (Josh Gordon)
39. New York Jets- Tyler Wilson, QB, Arkansas
40. Tennessee- Dallas Thomas, OG, Tennessee
41. Buffalo- Terrance Williams, WR, Baylor
42. Miami- Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee
43. Tampa Bay- Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame
44. Carolina- D.J. Fluker, OT, Alabama
XX. New Orleans - (BountyGate)
45. San Diego- Jordan Poyer, CB, Oregon State
46. St. Louis- Tony Jefferson, S, Oklahoma
47. Dallas- T.J. McDonald, S, USC
48. Pittsburgh- Margus Hunt, DE, SMU
49. New York Giants- Sam Montgomery, DE, LSU
50. Chicago- Zach Ertz, TE, Stanford
51. Washington- Bacarri Rambo, S, Georgia
52. Minnesota- Kawann Short, DT, Purdue
53. Cincinnati- Logan Ryan, CB, Rutgers
54. Miami (from Indianapolis)- Datone Jones, DE, UCLA
55. Green Bay- Robert Woods, WR, USC
56. Seattle- Quinton Patton, WR, LA Tech
57. Houston- Jesse Williams, DT, Alabama
58. Denver- Nico Johnson, LB, Alabama
59. New England- Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia
60. Atlanta- Kyle Long, OT/OG, Oregon 
61. San Francisco- Blidi Wreh-Wilson, CB, Connecticut
62. Baltimore- Phillip Thomas, S, Fresno State

Round 3

63. Kansas City- Travis Frederick*, C/G, Wisconsin 
64. Jacksonville- Justin Pugh, OT, Syracuse
65. Detroit- Giovani Bernard, RB, North Carolina
66. Oakland- Joseph Randle, RB, Oklahoma State
67. Philadelphia- Will Davis, CB, Utah State
68. Cleveland- Jordan Reed, TE, Florida
69. Arizona- David Amerson, CB, N.C. State
70. Tennessee- Jonathan Cyprien, S, FIU
71. Buffalo- Corey Lemonier, DE, Auburn
72. New York Jets- Aaron Dobson, WR, Marshall
73. Tampa Bay- Khaseem Greene, OLB, Rutgers
74. San Francisco (from Carolina)- Markus Wheaton, WR, Oregon State
75. New Orleans- Brandon Williams, NT, Missouri Southern
76. San Diego- Kenjon Barner, RB, Oregon
77. Miami- Steadman Bailey, WR, West Virginia
78. St. Louis- Joseph Fauria, TE, UCLA
79. Pittsburgh- Mike Gillislee, RB, Florida
80. Dallas- Alvin Bailey, OT/G, Arkansas
81. New York Giants- Oday Aboushi, OT, Virginia 
82. Miami (from Chicago)- Brian Winters, OT, Kent State 
83. Minnesota- J.J. Wilcox, S, Georgia Southern
84. Cincinnati- Robert Lester, S, Alabama
85. Washington- Brennan Williams, OT, North Carolina
86. Indianapolis- Brandon Jenkins, DE/OLB, Florida State
87. Seattle- Levine Toilolo, TE, Stanford
88. Green Bay- Le’Veon Bell, RB, Michigan State
89. Houston- Da’Rick Rogers, WR, Tennessee Tech
90. Denver- Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina
91. New England- Bennie Logan, DT, LSU
92. Atlanta-  Marquise Goodwin, WR, Texas
93. San Francisco- William Gholston, DE, Michigan State
94. Baltimore- Robert Alford, CB, Southeastern Louisiana

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