2013 NFL Mock Draft

     

Here’s our 2013 NFL Mock Draft. As always, we appreciate hearing from anyone regarding the draft , so please let us know what you think.

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 Pick   

 Team          

 Player                          

Position       

 School

 1.

 KC

 Eric Fisher  

 OT

 Central Michigan 

 2.

 JAC

 Dion Jordan

 DE/OLB

 Oregon

 3.

 OAK

 Sharrif Floyd 

 DT

 Florida

 4.

 PHI

 Luke Joeckel

 OT

 Texas A&M 

 5.

 DET

 Lane Johnson  

 OT

 Oklahoma

 6.

 CLE 

 DeMarcus Milliner  

 CB

 Alabama

 7.

 ARI

 Jonathan Cooper 

 OG

North Carolina

 8.

 BUF 

 Ryan Nassib     

 QB

 Syracuse

 9.

 NYJ

 Tavon Austin 

 WR

 West Virginia

 10.

 TEN

 Chance Warmack  

 OG

Alabama 

 11.

 SD

 D.J. Fluker 

 OT

Alabama 

 12.

 MIA

 Ezekiel Ansah 

 DE

 BYU 

 13.

 NYJ 

 Barkavious Mingo  

 DE/OLB

 LSU 

Via (TB)

 14.

 CAR  

 Star Lotulelei

 DT

Utah

 15.

 NO 

 Sheldon Richardson  

 DT

 Missouri 

 16.

 STL 

 Kenny Vaccaro  

 FS

 Texas 

 17.

 PIT 

 Jarvis Jones 

 OLB

 Georgia

 18.

 DAL

 Sylvester Williams

 DT

North Carolina

 19.

 NYG

 Cornellius Carradine  

 DE

 Florida State

 20.

 CHI 

 Arthur Brown  

 LB

 Kansas State 

 21.

 CIN 

 Jonathan Cyprien

 FS

FIU

 22.

 STL

 DeAndre Hopkins  

 WR

 Clemson 

Via (WAS)

 23.

 MIN 

 Manti Te’o  

 ILB

Notre Dame

 24.

 IND 

 Datone Jones 

 DE

 UCLA

 25.

 MIN

 Xavier Rhodes 

 CB

 Florida State 

Via (SEA)

 26.

 GB

 Tyler Eifert 

 TE

 Notre Dame 

 27.

 HOU

 Justin Hunter

 WR

Tennessee 

 28.

 DEN 

 D.J. Hayden 

 CB

Houston 

 29.

 NE 

 Desmond Trufant 

 CB

Washington 

 30.

 ATL

 Jamar Taylor 

 CB

 Boise State 

 31.

 SF 

 Matt Elam

 SS

Florida 

 32.

 BAL

 Alec Ogletree

 LB

Georgia 

 Continue to Round Two

 

 

 

 

 

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Z Smith
Z Smith
7 years ago

great year to be an eagle or a jag if it goes like this

nickypeppers
nickypeppers
7 years ago

if the jets get mingo and tavon in the first and a qb in the second, ill be satisfied

Rams4NFC
Rams4NFC
7 years ago

Last mock before draft for Rams.

1a- Austin WR
1b- Fluker OT
2- Moore DE
3- Matthieu S
4- Lattimore RB

Dave Tracy
7 years ago

That would be a great start of the Draft for the Packers!!Rounds 1 and 2..

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Reply to  Dave Tracy
7 years ago

Thanks for the positive comment Dave! Much appreciated

Wade Mac
7 years ago

Vikings WILL take a wide receiver with one of their first round picks, probably Keenan Allen

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Reply to  Wade Mac
7 years ago

Not to sell anyone out, but I pushed for K. Allen in round one for MIN.

GM Rick Spielman has mentioned that they may not target a WR with either of their first-round picks, so I couldn’t say this as definitively as you did.

Robert Woods would be a good addition in the second-round, in my opinion.

Wade Mac
Reply to  NFL Trade Rumors
7 years ago

Hmmm …. haven’t heard that yet. Thanks for the heads up. If Allen is still there, I think they would have a hard time passing him up.

Blake Mullins
Blake Mullins
7 years ago

If the Lions pick Ansah, they’re stupid. This team can’t afford to gamble in the draft

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Reply to  Blake Mullins
7 years ago

You could easily make the case for Dee Millner at No. 5, but they’re not a single player away from winning the SB next year and Ansah’s ceiling is high enough to warrant a top-five selection.

The most overlooked aspect of the draft is player development. If you can’t trust the Lions to develop a guy with the tools that Ansah has, then maybe you have the wrong coaching staff in place.

I stand by the pick and think it’s a good grab for a team who’s without an impact DE.

Dan Nagle
7 years ago

I understand this is a mock draft but the Ravens have several holes to fill and taking Manti at 32 in the first round will not be one of them. The Ravens have 12 draft picks so I’m expecting them to pick up some D line help especially a NT to stop the run. More like a Jesse Williams. Ozzie likes his guys from Alabama. No way will it be Manti, in any round. Not a Raven type of player. We do need a ILB but I think we can steal one in the third.

twelsh36446
twelsh36446
7 years ago

Detroit doesn’t draft CBs in the first round, so I’m hoping they draft and offensive lineman.

Steven Plunkett-Kruse
7 years ago

I hope this is not how the draft goes for philly our D needs to be
overhauled.. if we do not find players in FA i think first 3 picks
should be on the D side of the ball but thats just my opion and how i see it…..

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Reply to  Steven Plunkett-Kruse
7 years ago

Steven:

I understand your point about targeting help for their defense. The fact that they’re moving to a 3-4 further suggests that they could use some additional help at a few positions. Grabbing Luke in round 1 was best player available decision and fits an area of need. We’ll have an updated mock this week and we’ll consider you suggestions.

Thanks for the comment!

big daddy
big daddy
7 years ago

The Giants are not picking JPP lite. Going to the well twice is tempting fate and JR won’t do that. The Giants have a lot of potential at DE plus Kiwi is probably moving back there. So not this year unless someone special falls into their laps later like Goodman maybe who I think is very underrated right now. I wanted the Giants to take Nigel Bradham and they didn’t, big mistake, he would have solved a lot of defensive issues. JR is great but not perfect, this is a must score draft, a must score like having all 7… Read more »

nicholas perry
nicholas perry
7 years ago

Packers aren’t taking Lacy in round one, never happen with Ted Thompson there. The Packers also draft ahead of the Seahawks in round 2.

joe jetson
joe jetson
Reply to  nicholas perry
7 years ago

You are correct, sir. TT goes for big bodies in Round 1. DL or LB will be priority again this year. May take RB if good one falls to round 3. Otherwise heavy on the defensive side again this year.

Carlos I. Arboleda
Carlos I. Arboleda
7 years ago

Smith won’t go first overall. No QB deserves #1 in this draft.

Jon C
Jon C
7 years ago

Jarvis Jones will not fall to 15 unless an injury occurs, he maybe the best defensive player in the draft. Definitely tremendous potential.

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Reply to  Jon C
7 years ago

On talent alone, Jones is definitely a top-five player, but the injury he suffered at USC makes it hard to invest a top-10 pick on him. I spoke with a few draftniks before pushing Jones down to gauge their opinions of his current draft stock. I think this would be an amazing pick for the Saints given their transition to a 3-4.

Samir
Samir
7 years ago

like the bears pick again, but i hope that manti teo coming in doesn’t mean brian urlacher leaving

Kevin M.
Kevin M.
7 years ago

Jarvis Jones is the best linebacker in the Nation and I believe
he won’t go below pick 5. Manti Te’o is overrated and he did not belong in the Heisman
discussion and it showed in the BCS National Championship game. Also GB does
not need to draft a TE so high they can find one in the later rounds who can be
made to play better due to the fact that Aaron Rodgers is throwing him the
ball. GB needs to draft an Offensive Lineman to protect Rodgers because he was
the highest sacked quarterback this year.

Dexter_Morgan_II
Dexter_Morgan_II
7 years ago

no way buffalo takes a defensive end! the OL and DL lines are areas of strength. they need qb, wr and lb and would be wise to take a qb in round 1. if they wait until round 2 to take a qb, 7 teams with qb uncertainties will have drafted ahead of them (they slip behind jets in rd 2)

Steve Razz
Steve Razz
7 years ago

damn. not one running back… times are changin

Hakau Pikula
Hakau Pikula
7 years ago

I Think Lotulelei defiantly can go #1, but KC just picked up D.Poe last year, T.Jackson&G.Dorsey a little bit ago. I don’t think they’ll pick “Another DL”. Esp. with the #1 Pick. I think Lotulelei will get picked up #2 by the Jags. They’re Defense is Terrible! 30th in rushing Defense. They Need someone to Plug the Gaps on the inside and i think that’s where he’ll end up. Also I Think that if the Ravens are going to be taking a ILB they’re going to take the best on the board and will trade to move up & Get… Read more »

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Reply to  Hakau Pikula
7 years ago

Hakau, You make some valid points here about Poe and the fact that they’ve invested a lot in the DT over the years. Here’s my thinking regarding the pick: – Andy Reid will most likely change to 4-3 – A switch to a 4-3 still leaves room for another DT – Glenn Dorsey is a free agent and no guarantee to return – Tyson Jackson is at the top of the cap casualty list – Andy Reid doesn’t have a history of draft OTs in the 1st round – Brandon Albert has a chance to return and Eric Winston is… Read more »

patrickg
patrickg
7 years ago

where is eddy lacy projected to be drafted?

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Reply to  patrickg
7 years ago

Great question. Lacy looked unstoppable during the BCS title game and has drawn comparisons to Jamal Lewis, even though some scouts believe Lewis had better top-end speed. The RB position is a little confusing right now, but that will obviously change once we can see these guys compete in the Senior Bowl. Right now, Lacy has a shot to be the first running back taken, but that’s really up for debate. A lot of people seem to really like UNC RB Gio Bernard.

Juanito Juanito
Juanito Juanito
7 years ago

great pick by cowboys if select cooper, guard, still coul trade down and select him and extra 3rd round selection or 4th

Chris
Chris
7 years ago

I don’t see the Jets taking a QB that high. I’d take Warmack if all the top OLBs are gone. Both their Gs are FAs. I know it’s not sexy but the lines are the basis of winning teams.

Sage
Sage
Reply to  Chris
7 years ago

Couldn’t agree more. I’d think, if the Jets are going to get a QB at all this offseason, it will be trading for (or signing, if it gets that far) Alex Smith, or taking a guy like a Ryan Nassib in a slightly lower round. They need to focus more on the talent around the QB, be that protecting him on the OL or finding him some offensive weapons. If Warmack is available, I think the Jets would be stupid to pass on him.

Ty Youngfelt
Ty Youngfelt
7 years ago

Too early to do a mock… Impossible to make educated predictions without knowing who the head coach/coaching staff/schemes are for five teams… Also the chances of multiple Guards being taken in the first round is almost zero- never happens; the position is just not worth a top 32 selection…

Samir
Samir
7 years ago

if fisher or warmack are not available for the bears at #20, i really don’t think the bears should pick anyone but eifert. This guy is a physical specimen and I would love to see him in a bears uniform

patrickg
patrickg
Reply to  Samir
7 years ago

I agree. Honestly think they should address the offensive line through free agency if possible and get Eifert. Think the guy is going to be the next tight end and the Bears need another weapon on offense

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Reply to  patrickg
7 years ago

Patrick you make a great point about offensive line help in free agency. There could actually be a lot of good values in this year’s free agent market. We have 10 offensive lineman in our Top 50 free agents list, which should impact the total amount that most of these guys are able to command.
We honestly debated whether or not it was a better move for them to just take Eifert and not potentially reach for an OT like Lane Johnson, even though he did have a great showing against Texas A&M.

Jon C
Jon C
7 years ago

whats so special about Geno Smith, this is the 4th mock draft of him going in the top 10….just dont see his value being that high

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Reply to  Jon C
7 years ago

Hey Jon, To be honest, this year’s crop of quarterbacks is by far the most confounding class in the last five years. I’ll agree Geno Smith’s second-half of the season was a letdown and his bowl game performance was also huge a disappointment. The problem is that you and I both know some team is going to grab a QB in the first-round. We’ve seen players that have entered the draft process with plenty of question marks and have somehow managed to improve their draft stock significantly in the weeks leading up to the main event. Cam Newton comes to… Read more »

Sage
Sage
Reply to  Jon C
7 years ago

I think this Mock Draft probably plays a bit more on the reality of what teams will do in a draft. Sure, Geno Smith isn’t worth that high of a pick (heck, might not be a single QB in this draft worth a first round pick at this point), but some team will take him in the first round. While I don’t really think that team will be the Jets, there will be a team that will take him. Some team always feels the need to grab a QB in the first round, even if he’s not worth the pick.

Andrew Reed
7 years ago

Honestly??? The Colts are in desperate need of DLine or LB why would they waste a pick on a CB that could take a Yr to develope when you draft the line or lb and put them in right away?

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Reply to  Andrew Reed
7 years ago

Your points are certainly valid. We’re admittedly conservative with Mock Draft at this point in the year given that draft process hasn’t even started. The decision to go with Banks was based on the fact that a number of the top DTs are off of the board at that point. Sylvester Williams, Shariff Floyd and Jesse Williams could be in play here, but Banks is rated as the better prospect at this point according to aggregate rankings from draft experts. The Colts really like Jerrell Freeman a lot and Mathis will be back for another year. There’s not an impact… Read more »

mtjujnmrdy
mtjujnmrdy
7 years ago

jacksonville will not take Geno #1 because they will trade it

Justin Savakinus
7 years ago

why do people think there will be 2 QBs taken in the first 15 picks…..Really? The QB class will be lucky if 1 is taken in the first round overall and it wont be a top ten pick

Sage
Sage
7 years ago

Honestly, if I’m the Chiefs, I don’t touch Geno Smith #1 overall. I would take Luke Joeckel there, and then look at Ryan Nassib in the 2nd round (especially if they end up hiring Syracuse coach Doug Marrone to be their new HC), or a Mike Glennon, as well. Either way, I just would not waste that #1 overall on Smith when Joeckel is there, as well as Lotulelei.

Justin T. Poindexter
Justin T. Poindexter
7 years ago

I honestly see the Steelers drafting a CB in the first round…

Samir
Samir
7 years ago

Eric Fisher is starting to move up the boards. I even read in an article that had the same pick as you that Fisher would be “steal” for the bears. If he does fall that far, we would definitely welcome him in Chicago. Nice article.

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Reply to  Samir
7 years ago

Ya, I’ve noticed that too. We might actually be a little on him right now seeing as others have him in the Top 15.

Inferno
Inferno
7 years ago

Worst draft class that I can remember. It would be a great year for teams to trade down and stockpile picks.

Jonathan Volk
7 years ago

Matt barkley isn’t a top 10 pick…it should be Glennon from from NC State

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Reply to  Jonathan Volk
7 years ago

I get the concerns regarding Barkley, but you know a lot can change throughout the draft process and Barkley could easily improve upon his draft stock. Glennon had a pretty rough performance the other day, so he also has things to work in the coming months. We’re just not ready to make that projection at this point, but we’ll keep it in mind for the coming updates.

Thanks for the comment.

Joshua Oleksiak
Joshua Oleksiak
7 years ago

Any chance the Browns take a defensive end at number 6? I know Te’o is a great pick, but pair up any Verner with Sheard, and this defensive line will become one of the best in the league.

cody
cody
7 years ago

No way chiefs waste the first overall pick on Geno Smith

Samir
Samir
7 years ago

really like the bears pick, would be perfect if chance falls that far

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Reply to  Samir
7 years ago

Thanks! Chicago should have a great shot at an impact offensive lineman this year, which is obviously a big need for them.

Ethan
Ethan
7 years ago

Green Bay should not draft a Tight End. They have more needs right now including offensive lineman, whether that be a Tackle or a Guard at that point. I can see Green Bay taking a Tight End, but they don’t need it especially with Quarless and especially Williams on the bench.

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Reply to  Ethan
7 years ago

I get your points regarding OL, but they have both guards under long-term contracts and Bulaga is locked up through the 2014 season. They seem to like Newhouse at LT and spent a first round pick Derrek Sherrod two season ago. They could use more depth, but it’s hard to use a 1st round pick on a position where they don’t feel they need a starter. Finley could be gone at the end of the season since he’s set to make close to $8 million, and the Packers love their TE’s. I do think DE is also in play here… Read more »

Sage
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7 years ago

As a Packer fan, and having watched every Packer game this season… we need an offensive lineman. Rodgers has been sacked oodles more times than any other QB in the league, and yes, I understand that is partially his own fault (at least 8 are his fault, was a stat I saw the other day), but still, he’s running for his life at times. Yes, I like that we have guys like Sitton and Bulaga under contract, but we need more. Lang is a nice player, but only when playing guard. When we have to move him outside, he becomes… Read more »

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Reply to  Sage
7 years ago

The way things are looking right now, the Packers would be in a position to take an interior OL at that point in the draft. They have both G’s locked up to long-term extensions and every indication out of GB is that Evan Dietrich-Smith is their long-term C. He’s a FA, by the way, so it will be interesting to see what they offer him. OT makes sense, but GB is big on development and Sherrod is worthy of another chance. They chose to put him on IR earlier in the season even though he had a chance of being… Read more »

Bruce Almty
Bruce Almty
7 years ago

TR, thanks for the mock. Enjoyed the update & looking back on what was said months ago. Looking forward to your future efforts. kudos.

Bruce Almty
Bruce Almty
7 years ago

We can LOL at your rankings now.

Oscar Mazon
7 years ago

Hopefully Panthers know better that what we do need help for defense. just take Star Lotuilli or Dee Milliner for draft 2013.

Jo Grandpappy
7 years ago

DUH! That was written 6 whole months ago!

Tony Finch
Tony Finch
7 years ago

Do you think that Kawann Short has fallen out of the first round?

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Reply to  Tony Finch
7 years ago

Kawann Short’s 2012 season has pushed him down, but there’s still a chance that he gets taken in the 1st round. We’ll obviously know more at the end of December, but as of now we have him as an early 2nd rounder.

Tony Finch
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Reply to  NFL Trade Rumors
7 years ago

I also think that at some point you should do a team needs page, with their top 5 needs at some point before the drat and free agency, I’m curious to see what you think for some teams

Bruce Almty
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Reply to  Tony Finch
7 years ago

Other mocks and fan responses are a great way to view team needs. For many teams, what they don’t need is a good starting point; after that, it’s all up to the FO to prioritize the needs.

robert joines
robert joines
7 years ago

I do not see any way that the Chargers would pass up on Lewan. Their offensive line is appallingly bad. Unless they add a LT and LG in Free Agency, there is no way they go CB in the 1st RD.

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Reply to  robert joines
7 years ago

This is fair point. The fact that Gaither didn’t work out only highlights their o-line issues further. We’ll strongly consider this for next week’s updated Mock Draft.

Paul
Paul
7 years ago

Dion Jordan in the late 1st? Hes going to be a top 15 pick best rush specialist out there besides Jarvis

Bruce Almty
Bruce Almty
7 years ago

CIN drafting 6th??? You’d have to be 5-11 to draft there. Cinncy is more likely a .500 team.

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Reply to  Bruce Almty
7 years ago

That’s a fair point. Their second half would have to be pretty miserable to justify No. 6 pick. Obviously, we’re not too high on them and they have do have 5th hardest schedule for the remainder of the season, but you’re right that they’re low.

Mac
Mac
7 years ago

Give the browns Te’o

CYFAN
CYFAN
7 years ago

Iowa State linebackers are 1st round picks!!!

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Reply to  CYFAN
7 years ago

Noted

Sol Ridgeway
7 years ago

How is it the 6th best team in the AFC on this list is picking at 19. The whole bottom half needs to be redone according to the playoffs. Miami would have to go to the 21st spot at the least. So that would switch Terrance Williams and Justin Hunter.

Shane.m
Shane.m
7 years ago

I think the chiefs pick Geno if given the choice.

jacob anthony
jacob anthony
7 years ago

i like this mock but i could see thev ravens trading up for erik ried or t.j. mcdonald because they could take shane slovak in round 2 i know thats ozzies normal plan but ed reed is going to be out of baltimore this year just because of cap space and needing to sign joe flacco

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Reply to  jacob anthony
7 years ago

Some great points here. Safety is definitely an issue and it’s really a position that we considered before giving them Alex Ogletree. You’re also correct in that they’ll need to free up some extra cash to address Joe Flacco. Ed Reed and Ray Lewis deserve all the credit in the world, but you have to wonder whether or not they’ll be asked to take a pay cut, so that they can begin to build a better defensive unit for the years to come.