Wednesday, December 19, 2012

2013 NFL Three Round Mock Draft 3.0

1. Kansas City Chiefs: Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia - The Chiefs don't really have a viable starter on the roster. They will also probably clean house, which usually results in a new quarterback. Smith is the top QB of the class this season.

2. Jacksonville Jaguars: Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia - The offense hasn't been quite as bad as the defense this season, and there's no quarterback good enough worth taking #2 overall. Jones, on the other hand, is one of the best players in the entire draft. He's the kind of difference maker the Jags desperately need on defense.

3. Oakland Raiders: Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah - The Raiders need an upgrade at just about every position on defense. They are aging and thin at DT, so this would be a wise choice. Lotulelei is a beast and one of the draft's top talents.

4. Philadelphia Eagles: Luke Joekel, OT, Texas A&M - It looks like Nick Foles will end up being the starter in Philly, so they need some long term protection for him. Joekel is by far the best tackle in the draft.

5. Detroit Lions: Damontre Moore, DE/OLB, Texas A&M As long as Moore enters the draft, he will be the first pass rusher taken. The Lions pass rush has been very disappointing this season and has made their secondary look even worse than they are.

6. Arizona Cardinals: Matt Barkely, QB, USC - Barkely isn't worthy of a top 10 pick, but the Cardinals are in more desperate need of a QB than any team I've ever seen. They also probably aren't looking to pick up a veteran again, so Barkely seems like the best bet. 

7. Cleveland Browns: Manti Te'o, LB, Notre Dame The Browns are a quickly improving team, but the defense has plenty of wholes. Adding a guy like Te'o could provide a solid presence in the middle for many years to come.

8. Carolina Panthers:  Johnathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State - The Panthers have ignored the DT position for too long. Having a guy like Hankins available to them will be too much to pass up. 

9. Buffalo Bills: Tyler Wilson, QB, Arkansas - Chan Gailey really needs to be fired, which would probably result in a new QB as well. Fitzpatrick hasn't been the biggest problem in Buffalo, but he can certainly be upgraded. 

10. Tennessee Titans: DeMarcus Milliner, CB, Alabama - The Titans are really missing Finnegan. Milliner is the best corner in the draft and could really help sure up that secondary. 

11. New York Jets: Bjoern Werner, DE/OLB, Florida State - If Rex Ryan is still on as head coach, they'll probably take the best pass rusher available. Drafting an offensive player for their terrible offense would make too much sense for the Jets to do that. 

12. St. Louis Rams: Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan - The Rams defense has improved greatly, so they can focus on the offense in round one. Bradford has been struggling with his poor protection, so the best tackle available should be selected. At this point, it's either Lewan or Matthews. 

13. Miami Dolphins: Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee The Dolphins defense is very solid and they have extra picks in rounds 2 and 3 to use on that side of the ball, so they should go with a true #1 wideout for Tannehill in round one.

14. San Diego Chargers: Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M - The Chargers can only avoid providing protection for Rivers for so long. He has been terrible with the poor pass blockers he has to deal with. Matthews may be the right tackle for Texas A&M, but that's only because Joekel is at LT. Matthews is good enough to be a blind side protector on pretty much any team. 

15. New Orleans Saints: Sam Montgomery, DE/OLB, LSU - New Orleans just needs to take the best defensive lineman available with their first two picks in the draft. Luckily for them, the DE and DT class is very deep this season.  

16. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Johnthan Banks, CB, Mississippi State - Tampa's big whole on defense is their pass protection, so adding the second best CB in the class would be an excellent selection. 

17. Minnesota Vikings: Keenan Allen, WR, California - Ponder has been dreadful without Harvin towards the end of this season. Allen would provide a great #2 while also being an insurance policy on the injury prone Harvin. 

18. Cincinnati Bengals: Ezekiel Ansah, DE, BYU - Ansah doesn't have the stats of a first round selection, but athletic freaks like him tend to rise during the combine. The Bengals could really use a dominant guy coming off the edge. 

19. Dallas Cowboys: Chance Warmack, G, Alabama They certainly need help on defense, but their offensive line is also a mess. Warmack is above and beyond the best guard in the draft, so it will be hard for the Cowboys with their weak interior line to pass him up. 

20. Chicago Bears: Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan - The Bears desperately need help on the line. Cutler just has no chance out there right now and it's killing the entire team.

21. New York Giants: Xavior Rhodes, CB, Florida State - The Giants pass rush struggling this season has really exposed their secondary. I know they already have some young talent at CB, but the position is always killed by injuries and is always the biggest hole on this team. 

22. Baltimore Ravens: Terrance Williams, WR, Baylor - Flacco has just been lost out there lately. Boldin is getting old and Flacco needs a second weapon across from Smith.

23. St. Louis Rams (Via Washington): DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson - The Rams continue to add help for Sam Bradford. He's been in need for a true #1 target for a few years now. 

24. Indianapolis Colts: Kenny Vacarro, S, Texas - The Colts secondary consistently gets picked apart by good quarterback play. Adding the draft's top safety is a good place to start. 

25. Seattle Seahawks: C.J. Mosley, LB, Alabama - The addition of Mosley could really put this front seven over the top. This defense just needs a little more depth after this pick to make it truly elite. 

26. Pittsburgh Steelers: Dion Jordan, DE/OLB, Oregon - Harrison is nearing the end of the road, so a fresh young pass rusher needs to be brought in this season. Jordan offers a great value at this spot in the draft. 

. New England Patriots: Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri - The Patriots need to add someone on defense here, no matter the position. Richardson is the best defensive player available. He and Wilfork would be an excellent combo up front

28. Green Bay Packers: Tyler Eiffert, TE, Notre Dame - Finely is overpaid and has been under producing yet again in Green Bay. He says he wants to come back, but I don't know if Green Bay really wants him back. A talented TE like Eiffert could make that offense elite again.

29. Houston Texans: Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee - Houston has put off adding a true #2 wideout across from Johnson for too long now. 

30. Atlanta Falcons:  Barkevious Mingo, DE/OLB, LSU - The Falcons have a big hole at DE to fill across from Abraham. 

31. San Francisco 49ers: Jonathon Cooper, G/C, North Carolina - The 49ers don't have many holes on their roster, but a guy like Coopers can play both guard positions and center for them whenever they need. 

32. Denver Broncos: Giovanni Bernard, RB, North Carolina - The Broncos don't have too many holes on their roster, but RB is probably the most glaring. Manning could use a stud running back to work with as he gets older. 

1 comment:

  1. You have Keenan Allen selected twice in the 1st round (#17 & #23).


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