|Posted by Andrew Aziz on May 14, 2012 at 7:20 PM|
2013 NFL Mock Draft 1.0
1st Round (Only)
1st Overall Pick – Cleveland Browns
Robert Woods – Wide Receiver – USC
Fantastic all around receiver can make this offense a lot better right away. He would be the #1 receiver and the go to target for the QB whether it be McCoy or Weeden.
2nd Overall Pick – Minnesota Vikings
Matt Barkley – Quarterback – USC
The Christian Ponder project is done and it’s going to be confirmed that he’s a backup. Get Barkley in and he could start from Day 1.
3rd Overall Pick – Miami Dolphins
Sam Montgomery – Defensive End / Outside Linebacker – LSU
They need someone to compliment Cameron Wake. Montgomery is very versatile and very explosive giving the Dolphins two great pass rushers on the edges.
4th Overall Pick – Oakland Raiders
Tyler Bray – Quarterback – Tennessee
Carson Palmer is going to be 33 after next year and who knows how his health is and if he’s even performing. They’ll need a long-term project as Matt Leinart is not that and neither is Pryor. Bray has great size and a great arm.
5th Overall Pick – Jacksonville Jaguars
DJ Fluker – Offensive Tackle – Alabama
Fluker is freakishly athletic and is very strong. If they draft him, they could have one of the better lines in the league. They can make him start at RT and then eventually move him over to LT and move over Monroe to RT, and either make Whimper a guard or let him backup. They need all the protection if they want to go forward with Blaine Gabbert.
6th Overall Pick – Indianapolis Colts
Tyrann Mathieu – Cornerback – LSU
Mathieu is extremely physical and can play the nickel-back spot from Day 1. The nickel-back spot and the cornerback spot in general is the biggest need on the Colts.
7th Overall Pick – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
David Amerson – Cornerback – North Carolina
Questionable kids as he’s gone against weak teams, but the athleticism and the cover skills are there. He would replace Ronde Barber.
8th Overall Pick – St Louis Rams
Keenan Allen – Wide Receiver – California
Allen is the 2nd best receiver in this draft. He’s tall, strong and has great hands. He and Quick could become a good tandem down the line.
9th Overall Pick – New York Jets
Jonathan Hankins – Nose Tackle – Ohio State
Wilkerson is not coming through and the Jets need a big guy in the middle. Get a real big nose guard in there; a guy that can be the cornerstone of that D for years to come.
10th Overall Pick – Seattle Seahawks
Manti Te’o – Linebacker – Notre Dame
The best linebacker in this draft is big, strong and smart. He comes from a good school and with Barrett Ruud only being signed to a 1 year deal, they’ll take Te’o over Ruud.
11th Overall Pick – Arizona Cardinals
Landry Jones – Wide Receiver – Oklahoma
It’s hard to imagine if Kolb or Skelton will pan out. With this pick, they can have a reliable smart experienced QB that could easily win the starting job, and they can shop Kolb.
12th Overall Pick – San Diego Chargers
Star Lotulelei – Nose Tackle – Utah
Antonio Garay is old and his days are running out. Star Lotulelei is arguably the best defensive tackle in this draft, as he’s huge and explosive. Give them a “Star” in the middle for years to come.
13th Overall Pick – Tennessee Titans
Jonathan Banks – Cornerback – Mississippi State
Jason McCourty is the only proven starter there. Jonathan Banks could play the #2 spot perfectly and eventual take over the #1 spot.
14th Overall Pick – Washington Redskins
Taylor Lewan – Offensive Tackle – Michigan
A not as good Jake Long is still pretty damn good. Lewan is good all around and could be a solid left tackle down the line.
15th Overall Pick – Buffalo Bills
Ricky Wagner – Offensive Tackle – Wisconsin
Wagner is arguably better than Fluker and Lewan, because he has been apart of one of the best lines in the country. He’s a brick that cannot be moved and could become the left tackle there from day one, and move Cordy Glenn over to RT, a better place for him.
16th Overall Pick – Kansas City Chiefs
William Gholston – Defensive End – Michigan State
The Chiefs need to compliment Tamba Hali. Houston was good in the preseason, but that’s it. Gholston is like Quinton Coples where he could stop the run and rush the passer.
17th Overall Pick – Carolina Panthers
Barkevious Mingo – Defensive End – LSU
They got Andre Branch in the 2012 Draft and they already have Johnson, but they could have a nice 3 man rotation that can constantly get pressure on the QB.
18th Overall Pick – Dallas Cowboys
TJ MacDonald – Safety – USC
Jerry Jones really wanted Mark Barron this year, but he couldn’t get him. TJ MacDonald is a monster who can play both free and strong safety. Good everywhere on the field.
19th Overall Pick – New Orleans Saints
Luke Joeckel – Offensive Tackle – Texas A&M
Stithcomb is gone and they need a permanent solution at RT. Joeckel did a great job protecting Tannehill. He still has muscle to add to his frame, too.
20th Overall Pick – Philadelphia Eagles
Xavier Rhodes – Cornerback – Florida State
DRC’s future is in question, and even with the selection of Boykin, he’s a nickelback at best. Rhodes could play outside and inside.
21st Overall Pick – Houston Texans
Marquess Wilson – Wide Receiver – Washington State
They lost Jacoby Jones and Kevin Walter is a better slot guy. Davier Posey ain’t got nothing on Wilson. Wilson and Johnson on the outside, with Walter and Posey rotating in the middle, could put Houston into the next level.
22nd Overall Pick – Detroit Lions
Marcus Lattimore – Running Back – South Carolina
Big concerns due to his ACL injury, but the skills are there. He’s a big strong running back who is also patient. He’s a better La’Veon Ball. He could start from Day 1 and be a force.
23rd Overall Pick – New York Giants
Jonathan Cooper – Offensive Guard – North Carolina
Cooper is one of the most experienced guards coming out of college in the last few years. They’ll need to replace Snee soon and Cooper could be that guy. Not as talented as some of the guys in recent years, but experienced like crazy and consistent.
24th Overall Pick – Pittsburgh Steelers
Jackson Jeffcoat – Defensive End – Texas
This kid could definitely rise next year. He has good speed and great size. Could become a great 3-4 DE.
25th Overall Pick – Atlanta Falcons
Tyler Eifert – Tight End – Atlanta Falcons
This is Tony Gonzalez’s last year in the NFL (99% sure) and they’ll need a successor. Why not take a young Tony Gonzalez.
26th Overall Pick – Chicago Bears
Corey Lemonier – Defensive End – Auburn
Julius Peppers is going to be 33 after next year, and doesn’t have many years left. They have the other DE spot figured out with McClellin. Now Lemonier, could become the franchise DE for years to come (after Peppers retires).
27th Overall Pick – Denver Broncos
Barrett Jones – Center / Offensive Guard / Offensive Tackle – Alabama
Very versatile kid could play anywhere on the line, which is useful since the Lions O-line is old.
28th Overall Pick – Cincinnati Bengals
Le’Veon Ball – Running Back – Michigan State
Benjarvus Green-Ellis is most likely a short term solution, which means they’ll need a long term solution at running back. Le’Veon Ball is a huge 240 pound monster who crushes people, but is surprisingly patient.
29th Overall Pick -- Green Bay Packers
Chris Faulk – Offensive Tackle – LSU
Chad Clifton is gone and who knows if Sherrod could play LT. Maybe backing up is better for Sherrod. Faulk is a consistent strong kid, who has been great thus far in his career.
30th Overall Pick – New England Patriots
Brandon Jenkins – Defensive End – Florida State
The Patriots need someone to compliment Chandler Jones and Jenkins is that guy. He’s very versatile and they could create a 2 headed DE monster.
31st Overall Pick – San Francisco 49ers
Oday Aboushi – Offensive Tackle – Virginia
They still need a RT. Anthony Davis is still horrible!! Aboushi is like Osemele and is a strong kid that is also versatile. Reminds me of Kelechi Osemele and Ben Ijalana. Perfect RT, but not LT.
32nd Overall Pick – Baltimore Ravens
Eric Reid – Safety – LSU
Ed Reed is getting old and they lost their depth with Zbikowski going to Indianapolis. Reid could provide depth for a couple of years and learn behind Reed, then finally take over. It’s going to be from one Reed (or Reid) to another.