Monday, January 7, 2013

2013 NFL Post Season Mock Draft 2.0






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. Cleveland Browns: Bjoern Werner, DE/OLB, Florida State - I've been giving them Te'o here for a while, but a pass rusher is a much bigger need for them, and Werner is certainly worthy of a top 10 pick.

7. Arizona Cardinals: Tyler Wilson, QB, Arkansas - I keep changing between QB and OT here, but I see the new head coach coming in wanting a potential franchise quarterback to start with here. Wilson might be the best QB in this class.

8. Buffalo Bills: Manti Te'o, LB, Notre Dame - With Wilson being taken one pick ahead of them, there really isn't a first round quarterback left in this draft. Te'o would would really help them against the run, but he can hold is own in coverage as well. He's the best player available that makes sense in Buffalo.

9. New York Jets:  - Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee - Could the Jets actually be smart and give their quarterback the best weapon in the class? We'll have to wait and see.

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. San Diego Chargers:  Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan - The Chargers desperately need help at tackle. Rivers, a rookie, whoever the quarterback is won't have much success without better blocking up front.

12. 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.

13. Miami Dolphins: Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan - Jake Long appears to have played his last game with Miami, so they need another solid LT to protect their young quarterback.

14. 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.

15. New Orleans Saints: Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri - The Saints just need to take the best defensive lineman available here.

16. St. Louis Rams: Chance Warmack, G, Alabama - 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 lineman should be selected. I know Warmack is a guard, but he's one of the best OG prospects you'll ever see.

17. 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.

18. Dallas Cowboys:  Ezekiel Ansah, DE/OLB, BYU - Ansah doesn't have the stats of a first round selection, but athletic freaks like him tend to rise during the combine. He could be a nice replacement for Spencer, who will be a free agent.

19. New York Giants: Alec Ogletree, LB, Georgia The Giants need multiple linebackers added to the roster this off season. Ogletree would give them a solid presence they desperately need in the middle.

20. Chicago Bears: Oday Aboushi, OT, Virginia - The Bears desperately need help on the line. Cutler just has no chance out there right now and it's killing the entire team. Aboushi isn't considered a first round prospect by many, but I see him as a guy who could start at LT right away.

21. 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. 

22. Cincinnati Bengals: Sam Montgomery, DE/OLB, LSU - The Bengals could really use a dominant guy coming off the edge to compliment Atkins up the middle. 

23. St. Louis Rams (Via Washington): Tyler Eiffert, TE, Notre Dame More help for Bradford on the line and in the passing game. This draft needs to be all about salvaging his development before it's too late. Eiffert has the capability to be an elite TE.

24. Baltimore Ravens: Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee Flacco has just been lost out there lately. Boldin is getting old and Flacco needs a second weapon across from Smith.

25. Indianapolis Colts:  Jesse Williams, NT, Alabama - I hate Williams this early, but he seems to be flying up everyone's draft boards. The Colts do desperately need a solid nose tackle, so Williams would be a strong possibility here.

26. Houston Texans: Terrance Williams, WR, Baylor - Texans really need to grab a wideout as early as possible. Williams would also take a lot of pressure off of Johnson now that there's another legitimate weapon on the field.

27. Green Bay Packers: Barrett Jones, C/G/T, Alabama - There's no question that Rogers needs better protection up front. Jones would give them a solid starting guard or center, but he also has the versatility to move outside if needed. Perfect pick for Green Bay.

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

29. Seattle Seahawks: DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson - The Seahawks should continue to foster the development of Wilson. A solid receiving weapon who could become a true #1 receiver would be a smart choice for him.

30. New England Patriots: Xavior Rhodes, CB, Florida State - The Patriots secondary has been a revolving door, so they need to adress that in round one. Either a corner or a safety should be chosen here.

31. San Francisco 49ers: Kenny Vacarro, S, Texas - The 49ers could use some depth in their secondary, and safety is arguably their thinnest position. Vacarro is a great value at the end of round one.

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. 


2 comments:

  1. I have read that Jones from Ga. may have a spinal column condition that might concern some NFL teams and cause his value to drop. If so he might not go #2 ovwerall.

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  2. The Titans secondary is not bad due to losing Finnegan. It is bad because we have no pass rush and our safeties are beyond putrid. Our young CBs are actually a position of strength! We dont need a first round CB when we have other more pressing needs. Since there is no S worth the 10th pick we should grab the most dynamic pass rusher available at 10, Moore, Werner or Mingo if available.

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