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2013 Round 1 Mock Draft, February 19
1. Kansas City: Luke Joeckel [OT, TAMU]
The Chiefs want to move LOT Branden Albert to guard. Joeckel allows them to do that.
2. Jacksonville: Geno Smith [QB, WVU]
The team says they will stick with Blaine Gabbert. But in the NFL, people say a lot of things. The read option makes it's AFC debut with Smith.
3. Oakland: Bjoern Werner [DE, FSU]
The native of Germany brings a semblance of a pass rush to the Silver and Black.
4. Philadelphia: Star Lotulelei [NT, Utah]
The Eagles will have a 3-4 defense, and currently their only nose tackle is Antonio Dixon. Never heard of Dixon? Me neither.
5. Detroit: Jarvis Jones [DE, Grg]
Often a rookie defender has to make an adjustment from a 4-3 to a 3-4. If Jones goes to the Lions, he will do the opposite. But scouts say he can play in either one.
6. Cleveland: Dee Milliner [CB, Ala]
Sheldon Brown isn't the same player in Cleveland that he was in Philadelphia, so an upgrade at corner is needed.
7. Arizona: Mike Glennon [QB, NCSU]
This is another reach for a quarterback (like Geno Smith), but I get the feeling there will be a few of those. Glennon will wear a red jersey and white helmet like he did in Raleigh.
8. Buffalo: Damontre Moore [ER, TAMU]
New DC Mike Pettine has said he will bring to Buffalo the 4-3/3-4 combo defense he used in Baltimore. Moore would play the edge rusher spot that Terrelle Suggs plays with the Ravens.
9. New York Jets: Dion Jordan [ELB, Or]
The Jets won't be bringing back two of their edge linebackers, Calvin Pace and Bart Scott (who lined up next to Pace when New York used the 46 defense).
10. Tennessee: Chance Warmack [G, Ala]
Warmack is this year's David DeCastro. Steve Hutchinson is on his last legs.
11. San Diego: Xavier Rhodes [CB, FSU]
Even if SD doesn't lose Quentin Jammer to free agency, the other cornerback is Antoine Cason. That's not good if you got Peyton Manning on your schedule twice.
12. Miami: Cordarrelle Patterson [WR, Ten]
In the Dolphins 3-WR offense, the only decent receiver is the slot guy (Davone Bess).
13. Tampa Bay: Eric Fisher [OT, CMU]
Donald Penn has been slipping, and maybe TB could move him to the right side to make room for Fisher.
14. Carolina: Sheldon Richardson [DT, Msr]
It's hard to make any defensive game plan work if you get gashed up the middle with the run. Richardson may help the bleak DT situation in Charlotte.
15. New Orleans: Johnthan Banks [CB, MspS]
As you know, the Saints score in bunches and also give up points in bunches. A Round 1 paycheck will allow Banks to afford the missing "a" in his first name.
16. St. Louis: Lane Johnson [OT, OU]
Perhaps Sam Bradford would be a little better if he can stay in the pocket a little longer.
17. Pittsburgh: John Jenkins [NT, Grg]
The last huge defensive tackle named Jenkins worked out well for the Panthers and Jets. Casey Hampton won't be back (and will probably retire).
18. Dallas: Sam Montgomery [DE, LSU]
Anthony Spencer, who was mostly a coverage guy who won't fit the new 4-3 defense, will probably be released.
19. New York Giants: Kenny Vaccaro [S, Tx]
Assuming the Giants stick with the big nickel (three safety) defense, the former Longhorn could start right away.
20. Chicago: Tyler Eifert [TE, ND]
In this mock, the Rams pull the rug from under the Bears by taking OT Lane Johnson. They are also desparate for a tight end, so they reach for Eifert.
21. Cincinnati: Keenan Allen [WR, Cal]
In a lap faller, the Bengals find a partner for A.J. Green.
22. St. Louis: Alec Ogletree [OLB, Grg]
Ogletree was a great blitzer as a 3-4 ILB, and is fast enough to blitz as an OLB in a 4-3. (James Laurinaitis is already inside.)
23. Minnesota: D.J. Fluker [OT, Ala]
Fluker is a right tackle only, but could be the next Willie Anderson or Lincoln Kennedy and could make an amazing tandem with Matt Kalil for many years. The Vikings haven't been happy with ROT Phil Loadholt.
24. Indianapolis: Kiki Mingo [ELB, LSU]
Dwight Freeney was misplaced in the 3-4 D and will not be re-signed.
25. Seattle: Jonathan Hankins [DT, OhS]
Alan Branch was a bust in Phoenix, and didn't get much better in Seattle. In the 4-3 under defense, Pete Carroll (for whatever technical reason) likes the NT (Brandon Mebane) to be smaller and the DT and "heavy" end (Red Bryant) to be big. Hankins fits the bill at DT.
26. Green Bay: Kawann Short [34E, Pur]
With Charles Woodson out of town, the Packers will probably play more 3-4 and save the 2-4 for passing downs. That means they need more D-lineman.
27. Houston: Desmond Trufant [CB, Wsh]
Marcus Trufant's brother may help with the Texans getting lit up by elite quarterbacks like Brees, Rodgers, and Brady have done to them the last couple of seasons.
28. Denver: Manti Te'o [ILB, ND]
Keith Brooking had a very good career, but is probably done. Manny is athletic with good size.
29. New England: Justin Hunter [WR, Ten]
Overrated WR Brandon Lloyd may be one and done in suburban Boston.
30. Atlanta: Tavon Austin [WR, WVU]
Geno Smith's favorite target played in the slot, and will be limited to the Y spot in the NFL. But in the Falcons 3-WR offense, that's still a starter. Austin is a small but fast Wes Welker type, and Harry Douglas is all hype.
31. San Francisco: Datone Jones [34E, UCLA]
At only 280 pounds, Jones can be a nickle DT until the aging and banged up Justin Smith hangs it up, which could be before 2014. But that's enough time for Jones to gain some weight at whatever pace he wants to before replacing Smith.
32. Baltimore: Barrett Jones [C, Ala]
Matt Birk might retire this offseason. If he doesn't, he has one year left. This pick could also be LSU ILB Kevin Minter if they lose Dannell Ellerbe in free agency.
51. Washington: Arthur Brown [ILB, KSU]
When you don't have a first round pick, you hope your first pick turns out to have first round talent. With London Fletcher being old (although still good) and the other starting ILB being Perry Riley, this is a big need for the Redskins.
Last edited by MidwestJimmy : 02-19-2013 at 01:49 PM.