Monday, February 25, 2013

2013 NFL Combine Mock Draft: Matt

1. Kansas City Chiefs: Luke Joekel, OT, Texas A&M - Personally, I think the Chiefs should just try to trade down and get some more picks. However, if they stay where they are, it's looking like Joekel will be the pick. His addition and the re-signing of Joekel would give them two franchise tackles to work with.

2. Jacksonville Jaguars: Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah - The offense hasn't been quite as bad as the defense this season, and there's no quarterback good enough worth taking #2 overall. Lotulelei, 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.
*Note: We are aware of Lotulelei's potential heart problem which was discovered at the combine. However, we will not change his draft stock until more information about his potential condition is known.

3. Oakland Raiders: Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida -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. Though I don't completely agree, Floyd is getting all the attention lately, and is even considered by some as the best player in the draft.

4. Philadelphia Eagles: Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan -  No matter who the QB will be for this team opening day, they are going to need to bring in some protection for him. Kelly will probably want to bring in one of the top offensive lineman in the draft. People have said that Fisher is challenging Joekel for best OT in the class.

5. Detroit Lions:  Damontre Moore, DE/OLB, Texas A&M - The Lions need two defensive ends this off season, so it makes sense for them to grab one with their first selection in the draft. Moore can make an immediate impact for their pass rush. 

6. Cleveland Browns: Ezekiel Ansah, DE/OLB, BYU - Ansah is jut the kind of guy they need to put some pressure on the Quarterback.  He should be able to fit in as an outside linebacker in their new 3-4 set. 

7. Arizona Cardinals: Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma - Johnson's impressive combine will only make his draft stock rise even higher. Arizona desperately needs help at tackle, so I think they'd take Johnson over Smith in this situation.

8. Buffalo Bills:  Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia - It seems weird to have no quarterbacks drafted until 8th overall, but that just shows how underwhelming the class is this year. The Bills would be thrilled if he fell to them in the draft. He'd win the competition between himself, Fitzpatrick, and Jackson pretty easily.

9. New York Jets: Bjoern Werner, DE/OLB, Florida State - With the release of Calvin Pace, the need for a pass rusher is even more glaring. Werner would be a solid value for them who could finally fix their pass rush problem.

10. Tennessee Titans: Chance Warmack, G, Alabama - Warmack is probably the most talented lineman in the class. The Titans desperately need a solid interior lineman to salvage Chris Johnson's career.

11. San Diego Chargers: DeMarcus Milliner, CB, Alabama - This is probably the furthest I've ever had Milliner fall in a mock. San Diego is in need of two new starters at corner, so they would jump on him if he was available. 

12. Miami Dolphins: Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee - Whether Hartline is retained or not, Tannehill still needs an actual #1 receiving option. I think Patterson will be the consensus top receiver in the class by April.

13. Tampa Bay Buccaneers:  Johnthan Banks, CB, Mississippi State - Tampa needs a couple of corners added to their roster this season, and Banks will probably be available for them here at 13 overall. There has been plenty of people in the organization who have publicly said they would be happy with Banks as their first round selection. 

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: Kenny Vacarro, S, Texas - New Orleans' top needs are at rush linebacker and safety. With so much depth at pass rusher in this draft, they could easily choose to select the top safety of a pretty thin class this year. Vacarro could easily fly up the boards like Barron did last year.

16. St. Louis Rams: Keenan Allen, WR, California - Whether Amendola is brought back or not, Bradford needs a legitimate #1 target who can stay healthy. Allen has all the tools to be a star in the NFL.

1 comment:

  1. just curious who in the Buccaneer's organization publicly announced they would be Happy with Banks in the 1st rd?


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