2013 NFL Mock Draft

Luke Joeckel

1 Chiefs Luke Joeckel Chiefs go with best available player here. Joeckel immediately steps in and give them a solid blocker for the franchise. They get their QB in later rounds or in free agency.
2 Jaguars Bjoern Werner Despite some subpar QB play, the Jaguars defense let them down in sacks. Werner has a nonstop motor and draws many comparisons to Chris Long. He is needed to help take pressure off their anemic offense.
3 Raiders Dee Millner The Raiders could easily fix the QB problem and take Geno Smith, but they have no capable corners on their roster. Millner provides excellent coverage and playmaking skills.
4 Eagles Star Lotulelei  Called by many scouts the best defensive player of the draft. Star would move into DE in the Eagles new 3-4 system, providing excellent run defense and interior push in the pass game.
5 Lions Damontre Moore After cutting Kyle Vanden-Bosch and Cliff Avril hitting the open market, the Lions become deathly thin at DE. Moore provides speed and athleticism at RE and will instantly help the Lions.
6 Browns Jarvis Jones He may have medical issues, but teams will take a flier on him. He can play all over a formation in any defense, but his home is as a menace-causing pass rushing LB in a 3-4. The Browns have all the components to switch back to a 3-4 but Jones helps them in their never-ending rebuilding.
7 Cardinals Eric Fisher  If Jake Matthews or Taylor Lewan had declared, they would easily fit here. Fisher is no downgrade though. He has elite footwork for a LT and will improve the Cardinals who have ignored their offensive line for too long.
8 Bills Keenan Allen Geno Smith could easily go here, but Doug Marrone will take his QB from his college days, Ryan Nassib on day 2. Outside of Steve Johnson, there is no pass catching threat on the Bills. Allen has elite size and skills to make an impact on the outside
9 Jets Barkevious Mingo Similar to the Jaguars, the Jets have an awful offense, but Rex Ryan has been begging for a pass rusher since he came to New York. Mingo is explosive and is athletic enough to play outside linebacker and drop into space if necessary.
10 Titans Chance Warmack You rarely see a guard go this early, but Warmack is a fantastic prospect possessing the tenacity coaches love in the run game, as well as great pass blocking ability. With both the guards of the Titans declining on the wrong side of 30, Warmack fills a big need with outstanding ability
11 Chargers Lane Johnson Jarad Gaither and Jeromy Clary do nothing but make Phillip Rivers cringe. Rivers is declining but no ability to stand in the pocket isn’t helping. Johnson is the best tackle available at this point, and will make Rivers sleep a little better
12 Dolphins Cordarrelle Patterson, Miami has said they need more weapons. The only serviceable wide receiver on the roster is Davone Bess. After possibly adding some top names in free agency, Patterson is simply an explosive play-maker  He scored 4 different ways at Tennessee and can be the next Greg Jennings.
13 Buccaneers Xavier Rhodes Rhodes is one of the most physical corners ever to play. Not only can he keep up with receivers all over the field, but he lays the wood if you try to run at him. Tampa has no serviceable corners and Rhode’s style could set the tone for the entire defense.
14 Panthers Kenny Vaccaro Vaccaro has elite playmaking and recognition skills. He also is a force in the run game. The only question is his speed. Putting that aside, he can immediately step in and help out a Panthers defense that could not defend the pass all year.
15 Saints Dion Jordan With the move to a 3-4 the Saints still need pass rushers, Martez Wilson and Junior Galette are penciled in as starters, but neither bring hope. Jordan is an athletic specimen who can move all over a formation and get up field.
16 Rams DJ Fluker Desperate to help Sam Bradford, St Louis takes the best tackle available. Fluker may not seem like a candidate for left tackle, but he can solidify the right side of the Rams line for years to come.
17 Steelers John Jenkins Casey Hampton is as good as gone in Pittsburgh and last years apparent heir Alameda Ta’mu put himself in the doghouse and was never active. Jenkins is one of the few pure 3-4 nose tackles coming from college. He is a big guy who can clog up the middle of an offense in the run game.
18 Cowboys Sheldon Richardson Richardson has a non-stop motor and can bring great pass rush to the interior of the Cowboys. In Monte Kiffins new defense, Richardson will give opposing guards fits.
19 Giants Arthur Brown For years, the Giants have struggled at middle linebacker, and Brown can immediately be an upgrade over Chase Blackburn. Brown has elite range and despite being undersized, can play well behind the Giants defensive line.
20 Bears Zach Ertz Despite the overwhelming need for offensive line help, Ertz can help Jay Cutler immediately with his field stretching ability. They haven’t had a great tight end since Greg Olsen. Jonathan Cooper is also an option.
21 Bengals Manti Te’o Throw his fake girlfriend issue out the window, and Te’o is a fine player. Despite his subpar performance in the BCS Championship Game, he can still lead a defense. Rey Malaluga is a free agent after 4 awful years. Te’o can bring elite skills to the middle linebacker position.
22 Rams Matt Elam With their second 1st round pick, the Rams upgrade their secondary with the hard-hitting Elam. While his coverage skills aren’t there, its coach-able  Elam is better than anyone the Rams have back there.
23 Vikings Jesse Williams Even though he played NT at Alabama, Williams is athletic and quick and can be a powerful 3-tech in the level. The Vikings need an heir for Kevin Williams. Even if Williams comes back and plays well, Jesse can step in at the hole at 1-tech.
24 Colts Ezekial Ansah Despite being pegged as a one-year wonder, Ansah is a powerful edge rusher. Robert Mathis is getting older, Dwight Freeney is out-of-position in a 3-4, and Jerry Hughes has been a bust. Ansah brings hope to Chuck Pagano’s defense.
25 Seahawks Sam Montgomery With Chris Clemons coming off a torn ACL, and Bruce Irvin only a pass rusher. Pete Carroll claims he needs DE’s. Montgomery not only provides a powerful game in  pass rushing, he sets the edge in run defense. Seattle’s talented defense only gets richer.
26 Packers Barrett Jones On a team where talent seems apparent, the Packers will shell out the high pick to protect Aaron Rodgers. Jones is one of the most talented centers ever and part of the long tradition of powerful Alabama lineman
27 Texans Terrance Williams Despite being a playoff team, the Texans need at wide receiver is big. Andre Johnson is still one of the best. But Kevin Walter is old and overpaid and will be cut. Devier Posey, Keyshawn Martin, and Lestear Jean all flashed but never  shown consistent ability. Williams brings playmaking speed and separation for Matt Shaub.
28 Broncos Jonathan Banks Champ Bailey is getting old and other corners are burned or injured often. Banks is tough and loves to hit. His speed and youth gives John Elway a nice young player to build around.
29 Patriots Deandre Hawkins More talented wideouts go. Hopkins has elite agility and quickness. To Tom Brady, he is another weapon. Compared to a few years ago, the Patriots wide receiver corps is overhauling. Hawkins is a tool to build on.
30 Falcons Eddie Lacy Michael Turner has gotten slow and overpaid. Atlanta’s offense was slowed down with him running the ball. Lacy not only brings power to their game, he possesses unnatural shiftiness for his size.
31 49ers Sylvester Williams The richest defense gets richer. While it remains to be seen if they will resign 30-year-old stalwart Issac Sopoaga, Williams brings a big body to clog up running games.
32 Ravens Eric Reid With Baltimore cash strapped, Ed Reed won’t be resigned. Eric Reid possesses great play-making ability and range to take over Reed’s spot.


Now it might be the first time ever a QB won’t go in the first, but i expect to be proved wrong in April. If it works out this way, Andy Reid gets his franchise left tackle and Geno Smith as his QB.

Also, teams are bound to make draft day trades. The Chiefs could trade out of the first pick and stockpile picks.


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