Mock Draft

2nd Round Mock Draft

33. Jaguars – Tank Carradine – DE – Florida State – Scouting Report

34. 49ers – Jesse Williams – DT – Alabama – Scouting Report

35. Eagles – Margus Hunt – DE – SMU – Scouting Report

36. Lions – Jamar Taylor – CB – Boise State – Scouting Report

37. Bengals – Eddie Lacy – RB – Alabama – Scouting Report

38. Cardinals – Menelik Watson – OT – Florida State – Scouting Report

39. Jets – Ryan Nassib – QB – Syracuse – Scouting Report

40. Titans – Justin Hunter – WR – Tennessee – Scouting Report

41. Bills – Arthur Brown – LB – Kansas State – Scouting Report

42. Raiders – Geno Smith – QB – West Virginia – Scouting Report

43. Buccaneers – Zach Ertz – TE – Stanford – Scouting Report

44. Panthers – Johnthan Banks – CB – Mississippi State – Scouting Report

45. Chargers – Darius Slay – CB – Mississippi State – Scouting Report

46. Bills – Keenan Allen – WR – California – Scouting Report

47. Cowboys – D.J. Swearinger – FS – South Carolina – Scouting Report

48. Steelers – Jonathan Cyprien – SS – Florida State – Scouting Report

49. Giants – Kawann Short – DT – Purdue – Scouting Report

50. Bears – Kevin Minter – LB – LSU – Scouting Report

51. Redskins – Manti Te’o – LB – Notre Dame – Scouting Report

52. Patriots – Brian Winters – OG – Kent State – Scouting Report

53. Bengals – Johnathan Hankins – DT – Ohio State – Scouting Report

54. Dolphins – Blidi Wreh-Wilson – CB – Connecticut – Scouting Report

55. Packers – Montee Ball – RB – Wisconsin – Scouting Report

56. Seahawks – Terron Armstead – OT – Arkansas-Pine Bluff – Scouting Report

57. Texans – Matt Barkley – QB – USC – Scouting Report

58. Broncos – Johnathan Franklin – RB – UCLA – Scouting Report

59. Patriots – Cornelius Washington – LB – Georgia – Scouting Report

60. Falcons – Gavin Escobar – TE – San Diego State – Scouting Report

61. 49ers – Markus Wheaton – WR – Oregon State – Scouting Report

62. Ravens – Aaron Dobson – WR – Marshall – Scouting Report

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Final 2013 Mock Draft

1. Kansas City Chiefs – Luke Joeckel – OT – Texas A&M – Scouting Report
I have no idea if the Chiefs prefer Joeckel or Fisher, but I’m sticking with Joeckel. Usually when an alternative pick starts to gain traction just prior to the draft, it stems those just looking for something different. But then again, this is going to be a crazy draft. Maybe it’ll start right at the top.

2. Jacksonville Jaguars – Eric Fisher – OT – Central Michigan – Scouting Report
jaguars_newI’m pretty sure this will be Fisher or Joeckel, but the Jaguars had us all convinced they wanted Geno Smith at one point. And Dion Jordan. And a handful of others. They’ve been full of smoke screens, so many we all know nothing.

3. Oakland Raiders –  Sharrif Floyd – DT – Florida – Scouting Report
I’m feeling confident in this selection, even if the Raiders trade down. Floyd fits perfectly into their defensive line and he’s a solid value pick at any point in the top 10. 

4. Philadelphia Eagles – Lane Johnson – OT – Oklahoma – Scouting Report
The Eagles will take an offensive tackle, it will just depend on who is available. I assume it’s going to be Johnson, but if Fisher somehow fell they may prefer him.

5. Detroit Lions – Ezekiel Ansah – DE – BYU – Scouting Report
I really think the Lions want an offensive tackle, so a trade up is a possibility. But if they stay put the decision probably comes down to Ansah or Milliner.  

6. Cleveland Browns – Dee Milliner – CB – Alabama – Scouting Report
The Browns want to trade down, but of all three tackles are gone already, the probably won’t have that option. If they use this pick, it will be either Ansah or Milliner – whoever Detroit passes on.  

7. Arizona Cardinals – Jonathan Cooper – OG – North Carolina – Scouting Report
Supposedly the Cardinals are leaning towards and offensive lineman, and I think Cooper is the best fit. Warmack makes sense also, and a trade up for Johnson is another possibility.

8. Buffalo Bills – Ryan Nassib – QB – Syracuse – Scouting Report
I’m not certain the Bills will take Nassib at No. 8, but I feel fairly confident that they want Nassib. And if they want him, they’re going to have to take him in the first round somewhere.  

9. New York Jets – Barkevious Mingo – LB – LSU – Scouting Report
This pick should be either Mingo or Jarvis Jones. Mingo seems like a better fit for Rex Ryan, so if he still has a say in the war room, Mingo is the guy.  

10. Tennessee Titans – Chance Warmack – OG – Alabama – Scouting Report
This is one of my most confident picks. Mike Munchak wants to upgrade the line for Chris Johnson, and the addition of Andy Levitre wasn’t enough. D.J. Fluker may also be an option.  

11. San Diego Chargers – D. J. Fluker – OT – Alabama – Scouting Report
The Chargers absolutely must come away with at least one immediate starter on the offensive line. If they pass on Fluker, they run the risk of not getting one. This is a reach in my opinion, but it’s a justifiable move for San Diego.

12. Miami Dolphins –  Star Lotulelei – DT – Utah – Scouting Report
I think the Dolphins are the team who lands the player that unexpectedly falls, and I’m betting on that being Lotulelei. It’s not a perfect fit, but he’s the best player on the board and they don’t have a glaring hole to fill with another prospect available.  

13. New York Jets –  Tyler Eifert – TE – Notre Dame – Scouting Report
This should be Eifert or Austin. I struggled with the pick, but ended up going with Eifert because I think he’s a safer pick. I also considered Geno Smith here.

14. Carolina Panthers –  Sheldon Richardson – DT – Missouri – Scouting Report
I’ve had this pick for a long time. Richardson is a perfect fit as a three-technique in Carolina’s defense. It will be tough to pass on him unless Lotulelei or Floyd fell.

15. New Orleans Saints –  Dion Jordan – DE/LB – Oregon – Scouting Report
Jordan falls further than most are expecting. Due to the tackles coming off the board early, there isn’t another obvious landing spot for Jordan.

16. St. Louis RamsTavon Austin – WR – West Virginia – Scouting Report
If Austin is here, the Rams will absolutely select him. And they may even trade up to ensure a shot at him.  

17. Pittsburgh Steelers – Jarvis Jones – LB – Georgia – Scouting Report 

I was tempted to give the Steelers Cordarrelle Patterson, but elected for Jones. He’s a solid fit in their 3-4 defense to help add some youth to the front seven.

18. Dallas Cowboys – Sylvester Williams – DT – North Carolina – Scouting Report
So many options for the Cowboys. Williams is a great fit in their new 4-3 defense. Kenny Vaccaro would also make a lot of sense.  

19. New York Giants – Desmond Trufant – CB – Washington – Scouting Report
This isn’t an obvious need, but the Giants tend to select either defensive linemen or defensive backs in the first round – especially when there’s great value.    

20. Chicago Bears – Alec Ogletree – LB – Georgia – Scouting Report
The Bears need to replace Brian Urlacher, and they need to do so with a coverage linebacker. Ogletree has character red flags, but the Bears should gamble on him.

21. Cincinnati Bengals – Eric Reid – FS – LSU – Scouting Report
This is a reach, but it fits the Bengals perfectly. They love SEC players and they usually draft for need in the first round.  

22. St. Louis Rams – Kenny Vaccaro – FS – Texas – Scouting Repor
This pick could happen at No. 16 or No. 22. Vaccaro is a great fit a free safety in the Rams secondary.

23. Minnesota Vikings – Manti Te’o – LB – Notre Dame – Scouting Report
I don’t understand why Te’o is a first-round pick, but the overwhelming consensus is that he fits in somewhere. The Vikings need a linebacker and they like Notre Dame prospects.

24. Indianapolis Colts – Datone Jones – DE – UCLA – Scouting Report
This is a perfect fit for Chuck Pagano’s 3-4 defense. Jones is a hybrid player for their hybrid scheme.

25. Minnesota Vikings – Justin Hunter – WR – Tennessee – Scouting Report
I’m not very confident in this pick, but Justin Hunter is going in the first round so I had to fit him in somewhere. He’s risky, but has tons of upside.

26. Jacksonville Jaguars – Geno Smith – QB – West Virginia – Scouting Report
jaguars_newProjected trade – In 10 years, this is the first trade I’ve projected in my final mock draft. But I didn’t have a choice if I wanted to fit two quarterbacks into the first round. I’m not confident Jacksonville will be the team, but someone will move up for Smith.

27. Houston Texans – Cordarrelle Patterson – WR – Tennessee – Scouting Report
Andre Johnson wants help at receiver and the Texans will give it to him. Patterson is the most likely option, but DeAndre Hopkins is also a possibility.  

28. Denver Broncos – Tank Carradine – DE – Florida State – Scouting Report
Carradine has just one year of legitimate production and he’s coming off an injury. Those are two major red flags that could cause him to fall further, but I think his upside sneaks him into the first round.  

29. New England Patriots – D.J. Hayden – CB – Houston – Scouting Report
Teams are scared by Hayden’s injury, but I think he slips in somewhere. Belichick loves to gamble on prospects, and Hayden’s athleticism would fit well in the Patriots secondary.

30. Atlanta Falcons – Jamar Taylor – CB – Boise State – Scouting Report
Jamar Taylor is probably the least likely first round pick of everyone I have in the top 32, but he seems like a perfect fit for the Falcons. They want a physical, fearless corner, and Taylor is just that.

31. San Francisco 49ers – Xavier Rhodes – CB – Florida State – Scouting Report
The 49ers are tough to figure out because of all the trade rumors. If they stay put, I think they simply target the best available player. Rhodes could be that guy.

32. Baltimore Ravens – Arthur Brown – LB – Kansas State – Scouting Report
The Ravens need a coverage linebacker and Arthur Brown is one of the best. He’s undersized, but Ozzie Newsome evaluates talent, not measurables.

 

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Updated mock draft

1. Kansas City Chiefs – Geno Smith – QB – West Virginia – Scouting Report
I feel bad for Chiefs fans, because this is a recipe for disaster. Geno Smith definitely has potential, but he won’t be surrounded by the type of supporting cast he needs to develop. I don’t subscribe to the theory that when you need a quarterback you simply settle for the best one available. But under the new CBA, that seems to be the mindset of many GMs these days.

2. Jacksonville Jaguars – Bjoern Werner – DE – Florida State – Scouting Report
Blaine Gabbert has yet to impress and the new regime has no reason to give him the benefit of the doubt. But he’s still young and has yet to be surrounded by the support a young, developing quarterback deserves. Given the Jaguars glaring hole at defensive end, Werner, Moore or Jordan would be a safe alternative to reaching for a quarterback.  

3. Oakland Raiders – Star Lotulelei – DT – Utah – Scouting Report
With Richard Seymour set to become a free agent and unlikely to return to Oakland, the Raiders most glaring need is the defensive line. In addition to Seymour, Matt Shaughnessy, Andre Carter and Desmond Bryant are also set to hit the open market. Lotulelei is the best available player in this scenario and would fit well into Seymoyr’s spot on the line.

4. Philadelphia Eagles – Luke Joeckel – OT – Texas A&M – Scouting Report
Unless the Eagles want to reach for a quarterback (unlikely considering Chip Kelly’s offense and the talent on the board) they’re hoping someone else does to allow Luke Joeckel to fall to them. Dee Milliner is also an attractive option since Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie is not expected to be re-signed. After a dominant Senior Bowl performance Eric Fisher is also in the mix.  

5. Detroit Lions – Dion Jordan – DE – Oregon – Scouting Report
Damontre Moore is the consensus best available player on the board in this scenario, but I have hunch Jordan will be high on the Lions board. They are likely losing Cliff Avril to free agency and need an immediate impact pass-rusher. Moore is definitely more well rounded, but Jordan could be an terror as a pass-rush specialist early in his career.  

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Updated mock draft

updated 1-17-2012

1. Kansas City Chiefs – Luke Joeckel – OT – Texas A&M – Scouting Report
The Chiefs picked the wrong year to implode. They desperately need a franchise quarterback, especially with a new coach and GM on board, but no one is worthy of the first-overall pick. In fact, there may not even be a quarterback worthy of the first round. While it won’t fix anything for the short term, the best move is to settle for either Joeckel or Werner and hope to answer the quarterback question next year.  

2. Jacksonville Jaguars – Bjoern Werner – DE – Florida State – Scouting Report
The Jaguars are in nearly the same position as the Chiefs. Blaine Gabbert has yet to impress and the new regime has no reason to give him the benefit of the doubt. But he’s still young and has yet to be surrounded by the support a young, developing quarterback deserves. Given the Jaguars glaring hole at defensive end, Werner or Moore would be a safe alternative to reaching for a quarterback.  

3. Oakland Raiders – Damontre Moore – DE – Texas A&M – Scouting Report
With Richard Seymour set to become a free agent and unlikely to return to Oakland, the Raiders most glaring need is the defensive line. In addition to Seymour, Matt Shaughnessy, Andre Carter and Desmond Bryant are also set to hit the open market. Moore is a physical pass rusher who would immediate upgrade the Raiders relatively weak pass rush.

4. Philadelphia Eagles – Dee Milliner – CB – Alabama – Scouting Report
Unless the Eagles want to be the first time to grab a quarterback (unlikely considering Chip Kelly’s offense and the talent on the board) they’re hoping someone else does to allow Luke Joeckel to fall to them. But if Joeckel is off the board, Milliner makes the most sense. This pick becomes even more likely if the Eagles cut ties with one of their expensive and underachieving cornerbacks.  

5. Detroit Lions – Dion Jordan – DE – Oregon – Scouting Report
The Lions may be a candidate to trade up if they’re interested in landing Werner or Moore, both of whom would be excellent fits to replace Kyle Vanden Bosch, who seems to have reached the end of the road, and/or Cliff Avril who is a free agent. If they can’t land one of the top two ends Jordan and Mingo become options. Both have elite potential as pass rushers but Jordan has more experience under his belt and is a safer bet to contribute immediately.  

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Updated mock draft

1. Indianapolis Colts – Andrew Luck – QB – Stanford – Scouting Report
Jim Irsay recently stated that the Colts will consider both Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III, but there is no reason to think he won’t settle on Luck in the very near future (if he hasn’t already). Luck has all the tools necessary to ensure a smooth transition out of the Peyton Manning era – something which most franchise struggle with for years after losing a franchise quarterback. Griffin is an elite talent, potentially with even more upside than Luck, but he isn’t even in the same ballpark as Luck in terms of NFL readiness.

2. St. Louis Rams – Matt Kalil – OT – USC – Scouting Report
The  Rams will certainly be tempted to trade this pick, especially if the Browns offer up both of their 1st-round picks. However, if the Rams move down they likely miss out on Kalil. And while they need help at a number of positions, if they’re truly committed to building around Sam Bradford then they must address the offensive line first. Kalil may prove to be the only elite left tackle prospect to come from this draft class.

3. Minnesota Vikings – Riley Reiff – OT – Iowa – Scouting Report
If the Rams take Kalil, the Vikings will likely begin serious trade talks with the Redskins, Browns and possibly the Dolphins, all of whom would like to move up for Robert Griffin. But whether they say put or move down a few slots, Reiff figures to be high on their draft board. He isn’t in Matt Kalil’s class, but he does have the ability to take over for Charlie Johnson at left tackle and anchor their line as a quality starter for the next decade. Read more

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