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Default Shane's 2 round Mock (Week 4-5)

Constructive criticism is preferred. Saying “So and so sucks.” Or “My team doesn’t need this position.” Is not helpful. Explain to me WHY, explain schematically what is wrong, etc. Please don’t complain about the draft order. It was made using my power ranking and I even moved teams around to fit players as needed. Heck, it isn’t even possible with how I have the playoff teams. If you complain about that, you are lame. Enough said! If an underclassman is missing, I decided he wouldn’t declare. If I messed up a school or name, just let me know. I made a bunch of changes and may have missed a few things

I didn’t look much at who are key free agents leaving teams, etc. The mock is extremely rough and likely outdated very soon.

2013 NFL Mock Draft:

1. Kansas City Chiefs – Geno Smith QB/West Virginia

Chiefs aren’t in #1 position right now, but they may end up being there if the defense keeps playing this way. If they do pick #1, it is QB or bust. I can see Geno Smith fitting a bit better than Barkley with this offense and rising in the offseason.

2. Cleveland Browns – Barkevious Mingo DE/LSU

The Browns lack of pass rush so far this season is disturbing. Doubt the Weeden experiment would be over, so Mingo across from Sheard would be an unreal combo.

3. New Orleans Saints – Star Lotulelei DT/Utah

Worst rush defense? Get the best run defender. Star would give massive versatility to the Saints defense and finally fill a hole that they have long ignored.

4. Oakland Raiders – Matt Barkley QB/USC

There are no ties from Reggie McKenzie to Carson Palmer or Terrelle Pryor. If he sees a little Aaron Rodgers in Matt Barkley, he may pull the trigger. Could give some leeway for Barkley to sit for a little while, though I doubt it would happen.

5. Jacksonville Jaguars – Jarvis Jones DE/Georgia

Gabbert has improved, but is it enough? Not sure I see Gene Smith ousted, which means no quarterback here. Despite the drafting of Andre Branch, pass rush continues to be a major problem. Jarvis Jones gives versatility to play him at DE or WLB (a la Von Miller).

6. Tennessee Titans – Luke Joeckel OT/Texas A&M

Titans are no one team whose depth chart doesn’t have huge holes, but nothing seems solid. Luke Joeckel is my favorite O-lineman in this draft and I expect a rise. With Roos’ struggles, Joeckel could play LT or RT.

7. Indianapolis Colts – Johnathan Hankins DT/Ohio State

Time to work on the defense. Hankins would give Pagano his Haloti Ngata role, a player who is big enough for NT but plays like a 5-tech with an infinite motor. If Hankins isn’t top ten now, he likely will by April.

8. Detroit Lions – Eric Reid S/LSU

It may time to scrap the Lions BPA strategy a bit and ensure they get someone in the secondary. The choice here is take a safety or corner, and Reid seems to fit in with what the Lions wanted to do with Louis Delmas but couldn’t. He can have a Mark Barron type of impact.

9. Miami Dolphins – Sam Montgomery DE/LSU

BPA pick here. It is a need for the Dolphins opposite of Cam Wake, a position they lacked with the defensive change this season. No WR here screams great value, and they seem content to wait on that position.

10. Carolina Panthers – Xavier Rhodes CB/Florida State

I’m a huge Xavier Rhodes fan. I think he can be the first CB off the board. This is a situation where putting Rhodes as the CB2 and bumping Josh Norman to nickel CB should improve this secondary by leaps and bounds.

11. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Bjoern Werner DE/Florida State

Not sure if Werner ends up this high ultimately, and I’m not sure it is the Bucs biggest need, but I just loved the fit. With Bowers and Clayborn’s injuries, there is some questions at pass rusher after Michael Bennett. Werner could be a great rotational player with Bowers to start and end up being a mainstay very soon if he is healthy.

12. New York Jets – Robert Woods WR/USC

Will the Jets clean house? If not, I wouldn’t expect a QB in the first. They do need more offensive weapons, and Woods seems like a Tannenbaum type of player. Fits in as a #2 to Santonio Holmes without asking too much from him Year 1. I’m not a fan, but understand why teams are. A lot on this pick depends on Stephen Hill’s development, but even with Hill, Woods could be a solid investment, especially if they don’t want to put up with Holmes.

13. Buffalo Bills – EJ Manuel QB/Florida State

Maybe a bit of a surprise. The defense needs help, but where? Manuel is the best QB left who fits Chan Gailey’s system to a tee. He can come in and instantly run a modified offense to build around. Time for the Bills to go upside at QB.

14. St. Louis Rams – Taylor Lewan OT/Michigan

Still not 100% sold on Lewan, but he is a Top 15 talent. Rams are starting Wayne Hunter at LT which is appalling. Biggest need on this team and they can go after a top guy with all the picks they have,

15. Seattle Seahawks – Justin Hunter WR/Tennessee

If the Seahawks want to back Russell Wilson, he will need the weapons to get it done. With players like Doug Baldwin and Golden Tate not living up to expectations, a true #1 WR to pair with Sidney Rice could go a long way. Justin Hunter might be the most talented WR in this class and can be a future stud.

16. Pittsburgh Steelers – Manti Te’o LB/Notre Dame

The Steelers defense is getting older, and they get a great fit and potential steal with Manti Te’o to fill the Larry Foote position. With Te’o’s improved pass coverage, he can fit into the 3-4 and even rush the passer from time to time. It would be a great fit if the Steelers pick in the Top 15 (or close).

17. St. Louis Rams (f/ WAS) – TJ McDonald S/USC

With the Rams second pick, they address another position of need. TJ McDonald could be a roaming defensive leader on a team that doesn’t have the help down the field with more in the box safeties like Darian Stewart, Quintin Mikell, and Craig Dahl leading the team. McDonald could play FS and free roam plenty.

18. New York Giants – DJ Fluker OT/Alabama

The RT position for the Giants is brutal and DJ Fluker will get plenty of press to keep him up draft boards. He is an instant plug and play at RT and should help the Giants improve in the run game.

19. Denver Broncos – Barrett Jones C/Alabama

Jones can play all over the line and versatility seems to be a value John Elway has in his draft picks (see Von Miller, Derek Wolfe, etc). With JD Walton’s injury, Jones would be great insurance who could also move to either guard position or RT in a pinch. That versatility will push him up boards.

20. Minnesota Vikings – Keenan Allen WR/Cal

The Viks have been a surprise, but they should continue to add playmakers to be truly dangerous. If Keenan Allen falls there, he should be a steal. Big, physical, and has quick twitch ability. A perfect foil to Percy Harvin, he is a great get at 20.

21. Chicago Bears – Tyler Eifert TE/Notre Dame

A bit high for Eifert, but he is a tremendous weapon with blocking upside. With no O-lineman that really fit on the interior or at LT, I went with another offensive weapon who can be trained to help in pass protection as needed. Eifert is a mismatch nightmare who has the upside of a Jermaine Gresham or Kyle Rudolph.

22. San Diego Chargers - Dee Milliner CB/Alabama

I could see Milliner falling a bit after workouts, but he seems like a Chargers type of player. Quentin Jammer has been overrated for awhile now and Milliner could step in and contribute pretty quickly in a nickel role and move up quickly.

23. Dallas Cowboys – Corey Lemonier LB/Auburn

Lemonier is vaulting up draft boards right now and is one of the best pass rushers in this draft. He can stand up in a 3-4 or put his hand down in a 4-3. You never have enough pass rushers, and even with Spencer/Ware pretty entrenched, Lemonier can go the way of Aldon Smith to be folded in slowly for the future.

24. Philadelphia Eagles – Jake Matthews OT/Texas A&M

If Matthews declares, he will be an intriguing prospect. Built for RT, there is some LT upside with him too. The Eagles don’t have many clear holes, but the Peterson injury could open up holes on the offensive line for the future and Herremans can be upgraded.

25. Arizona Cardinals – Tyler Bray QB/Tennessee

The Cardinals are playing great, but is Kevin Kolb the answer? If not a late first round QB could be in the works. Tyler Bray’s release and technique will push him down draft boards. He is the type of project the Cardinals could invest in while Kolb continues to play and still have the guy for the future.

26. Green Bay Packers – Marcus Lattimore RB/South Carolina

The Packers are quickly learning the impact of a running game in the NFL. Cedric Benson won’t last, and there is nothing past him. If someone has the luxury of investing in an extremely talented runner and receiver, it is the Packers with Lattimore. If he runs well, he won’t be close to around at this spot.

27. Cincinnati Bengals – Kenny Vaccaro S/Texas

Still some holes at safety for the Bengals and Vaccaro could step in Day 1 and compete for a starting job. A versatile player who hits hard and still is fluid enough to cover deep, he is what the doctor ordered for the Bengals defense.

28. Baltimore Ravens – Khaled Holmes OL/USC

Holmes is the ideal center, but he could even be moved to guard if needed. The Ravens interior line is pretty weak outside Marshall Yanda. Depending on the development of Gino Gradkowski, Holmes could play LG or center in the future.

29. San Francisco 49ers – Johnthan Banks CB/Mississippi State

I’m still not in love with the 49ers secondary outside Carlos Rogers. Johnthan Banks wouldn’t be needed to step in and start Day 1 and is BPA at this point in the draft. If the value this good, tough for the 49ers to pass.

30. New England Patriots – Johnathan Cooper OG/North Carolina

Not sure I buy Cooper as a first round pick, but he does fit the Patriots. Nothing about the interior Patriots O-line screams elite outside of Logan Mankins, and Cooper can play either guard position. Could even see a trade down and take him.

31. Atlanta Falcons – Michael Buchanan DE/Illinois

Buchanan isn’t a big name, but he is steadily rising up draft boards and may end up as a Top 20 pick. The Falcons have an aging John Abraham and Ray Edwards has disappointed. Buchanan looks like a young Abraham and it may do well to get him in now.

32. Houston Texans – Kawann Short DL/Purdue

Tough to a find a real hole without young players. I can see Antonio Smith moving on and Kawann Short filling the position in a rotation with Jared Crick . As the Texans continue having a great defense, they may keep reloading.

Round 2:

33. Kansas City Chiefs – Robert Lester S/Alabama

I’m not a Kendrick Lewis fan and Eric Berry lost a step this year. Bringing in a rotational safety who can also play some special teams would be key for the Chiefs. Robert Lester could really fit with his experience.

34. Cleveland Browns – SUPPLEMENTAL DRAFT (Josh Gordon)

35. New Orleans Saints – FORFEITED

36. Cincinnati Bengals (f/ OAK) – William Gholston DE/Michigan State

The Bengals lead the NFL in sacks, but Carlos Dunlap and Michael Johnson aren’t the most consistent on the field or with their healthy. William Gholston is the BPA here and adds to a pretty solid DE rotation already.

37. Jacksonville Jaguars – Ricky Wagner OT/Wisconsin

Another BPA situation, Ricky Wagner should go in the first. If he would fall, it could be a steal for whatever team needs a RT. I imagine Wagner is an improvement over Cameron Bradfield and could start instantly.

38. Tennessee Titans – Sylvester Williams DT/North Carolina

Another potential first rounder, Williams can play NT or UT in a lot of systems. Though the Titans have the personnel, they have been extremely weak up front. Williams could vault to the #1 spot in the interior.

39. Miami Dolphins (f/ IND) – Kenny Stills WR/Oklahoma

Dolphins need WRs, plain and simple. Stills system and speed questions could push him into the 2nd round, but he does fit the offense very well.

40. Detroit Lions – Le’Veon Bell RB/Michigan State

I can see Bell running poorly and falling to the 2nd round. Time to ditch Best and Smith and bring in Bell to share with Leshoure. BPA as it is with Detroit.

41. Miami Dolphins – Kevin Reddick LB/North Carolina

A bit high for Reddick, but the Dolphins are lacking in LB depth and he can rotate on the strong or weak side as needed.

42. Carolina Panthers – Jesse Williams DT/Alabama

Love Williams, time to move up boards. After cutting Terrell McClain, there is a consistent hole at the DT position. Williams is a big NT who can move.

43. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Dion Sims TE/Michigan State

Sims is very physical and just what the Bucs want. Not the best blocker, but he adds a weapon to a team that needs it.

44. New York Jets – Tyler Wilson QB/Arkansas

Wonder if the concussions could cause Wilson to fall into the 2nd. If so, I imagine the Jets would leap at the opportunity.

45. Buffalo Bills – Aaron Dobson WR/Marshall

I like Dobson a lot, and he is in the mold of the Gailey offense. A potential #2 to keep TJ Graham in the slot.

46. St. Louis Rams – Da’Rick Rogers WR/Tennessee Tech

Very productive and the Rams have shown they will take a chance on a player with some off the field issues. With Quick disappointing, the Rams may go after another 2nd round WR.

47. Seattle Seahawks – Arthur Brown LB/Kansas State

Pretty high for him, but he can be a future replacement for Leroy Hill and add another pass rusher that the Seahawks need.

48. Pittsburgh Steelers – Montee Ball RB/Wisconsin

Steelers type of RB. A little soft, a little disappointing, but someone with the vision to work within this system.

49. Washington Redskins – Brennan Williams OT/North Carolina

The more O-line help the better for the Redskins in protecting RGIII. Williams can fill in at RT or OG position as needed and be a solid swing back-up for the time being.

50. New York Giants – Johnathan Jenkins DT/Georgia

Overrated to me and not a first rounder. It is decent value in the 2nd as the Giants try to get better upfront. Probably a Rocky Bernard replacement in the future.

51. Denver Broncos – Terry Hawthorne CB/Illinois

Another Illini this high? Broncos add CB depth. Is Tracy Porter a legit #2? I’m not so sure about that. Hawthorne can start in nickel or dime role and move up.

52. Minnesota Vikings – Alex Okafor DE/Texas

I like Okafor and he may be a rotational player opposite of Jared Allen for a time being. Should help keep the run defense top notch too.

53. Chicago Bears – Oday Aboushi OT/Virginia

Underrated player rising up and up my board. Has some LT potential, but I’d like him even more at guard.

54. San Diego Chargers – Christine Michael RB/Texas A&M

Always an odd team that takes a RB early. I can see Michael fitting the Charger’s scheme and being a #2 punch to Ryan Mathews. Depending on how staff changes could determine this pick.

55. Dallas Cowboys – Shawn Williams S/Georgia

Williams looks like a starter but just doesn’t quite have the athletic upside you want. If he can free those hips, I’d love him as an addition to an improved Cowboys secondary.

56. Philadelphia Eagles – Blidi Wreh-Wilson CB/UConn

One of the best names in the draft give the Eagles more CB depth. If Boykin doesn’t look like a future starter, perhaps Wilson can step in and fill in a dime role with upside.

57. Arizona Cardinals – Devin Taylor LB/South Carolina

Taylor has fallen off a bit, but I could see him as a great fit in the Cardinals system as a pass rusher. A bit short, but he has the tenacity to rotate in a pass rusher role and even put his hand down on passing downs.

58. Green Bay Packers - Chance Warmack OG/Alabama

He'll probably go much much higher, but I still need to see a bit more for justification. Not sure why I don't see him leap out like everyone else, but hopefully I will come around to it soon!

59. Cincinnati Bengals – Eddie Lacy RB/Alabama

Lacy may not have the offseason to go extremely high, but he is a big bodied runner with nimble feet. Great compliment to BJGE and a future stud IMO.

60. Baltimore Ravens – Aaron Mellette WR/Elon

Mellette is on the 2nd round border, but the Ravens still need a future replacement for Boldin as Doss is too inconsistent. Mellette and Torrey Smith would be a nasty combination to keep this offense going for years.

61. San Francisco 49ers - Dion Jordan LB/Oregon

I really like Jordan in a 3-4, and on a rotational basis, it is a position the 49ers could look at for depth.

62. New England Patriots – Margus Hunt DE/SMU

Not the best fit, I admit, but I wanted to fit Hunt into the first two rounds as I would bet he ends up there. Big, athletic, rangy, if the Patriots did want to add another monstrous specimen, he is the guy.

63. Atlanta Falcons – Joseph Fauria TE/UCLA

I like Fauria more than most, and if this is Gonzo’s last year, it becomes a huge need.

64. Houston Texans – Sean Porter LB/Texas A&M

ILB is an issue for the Texans as Bradie James can be upgraded. Sean Porter has disappointed so far this season, but he is a tough player who could fit next to Cushing.

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