The Sports Hound: 2013 NFL Mock Draft 1.1

The order of the mock draft is in reflection of the official draft order.  This will be in line with the updated order as teams are knocked out of the playoffs.

Also check out my list of a NFL Mock Draft Databases to see what other people think about the upcoming draft.


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

This is definitely a reach, because Smith is not the top prospect in the draft and probably isn’t the top QB prospect on a lot of peoples drafts boards.  Yet with Andy Reid in charge of the Chiefs and the amount of talent they already have on the team, I think Reid goes out and gets his McNabb version 2.0.

2. Jacksonville Jaguars - Star Lotulelei DT/Utah

The Jaguars have a lot of questions on their roster, but they also have many weapons on the offensive side of the ball.  After drafting Blackmon last season and the emergence of Shorts, they just need to find the right QB.  I don’t think they’ll pick one in this draft, but instead focus on the defensive side of the ball.  The Jags need to get back to the style of defense they had when they were successful a few years back.  Studs in the middle of the defensive line making it tough for opposing offenses to do anything.

3. Oakland Raiders - Dee Milliner CB/Alabama

The Raiders need a QB and they could look to draft one here.  It might be best for them to grab one through free agency and hope their investment in Pryor pays off next season.  Milliner is one of the top prospects in the draft and is a definite upgrade over who they put on the field now.  One of the possible can’t miss prospects.

4. Philadelphia Eagles - Jarvis Jones OLB/Georgia

With high picks used on the defensive line last year and Graham starting to produce they don’t use a pick there.  Also, with a new coach coming in some players may not be safe and the offensive line will be healthy and should be a top unit next year.  Jones fits a new and could possibly be the best player available.

5. Detroit Lions - Keenan Allen WR/California

The Lions have been known to use high draft picks on WR’s and Megatron definitely needs help.  On the defensive side of the ball, they weren’t bad just undisciplined and gave up too many big plays.  They need help in the secondary, but I think are better suited going after a CB in the 2nd round.

6. Cleveland Browns - Chance Warmack OG/Alabama

It’s probably not smart to draft a guard this high in the draft, but depending on the the new coaching staff it’s a toss up right now.  It’s so many directions the team can go, yet the best possible pick addressing both need and best player available is Warmack.

7. Arizona Cardinals - Luke Joeckel OT/Texas A&M

Joeckel slips down the board a bit simply because of circumstances, but for the Cardinals an OT is a no brainer decision for them to make no matter who the coach is.

8. Buffalo Bills - Bjoern Werner DE/Florida State

Even though the Bills spent a lot of money last season on the DE position, I find it hard to pass up on either Werner or Moore.  Anderson didn’t have a great season and Merriman isn’t the same guy.  I could see them looking QB here as well, but with Marrone as the new head coach I think Fitzpatrick could be in his plans.

9. New York Jets - Manti Te’o ILB/Notre Dame

With Scott and Harris losing a step and Ryan wanting to get his defense back to a top level unit, Te’o is a great fit for the team.  I think he’s a perfect fit and would quickly turn the defense around, especially with the studs they have on the defensive line.

10. Tennessee Titans - Johnathan Hankins DT/Ohio State

The Titans lost their mojo when Albert Haynesworth left in free agency.  Hankins is possibly a better prospect at DT and can turn that defense around immediately.  The jury is still out on Jake Locker so QB could be an option here and the offensive line could use a lot of help as well.  I just feel Hankins is too good to pass up right here.

11. San Diego Chargers - Taylor Lewan OT/Michigan

Philip Rivers is a very good QB, but I think he should be out.  The new coaching staff I’m sure will think they’re smart enough to work with Rivers and get a better result out of the team.  They need to give him better protection up front and Lewan is the best tackle available.

12. Miami Dolphins - Justin Hunter WR/Tennessee

After a surprise season from the Dolphins and a very stout defense, they look to give Tannehill more weapons.  Hunter is an all-around receiver and would open things up for Tannehill and Bush.

13. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Johnthan Banks CB/Mississippi State

The Buccaneers had the worst pass defense in the NFL and Banks would fill a big need.  He is also a player rated high on many boards and would be a great addition to the defense.  Xavier Rhodes is also an option here.

14. Carolina Panthers - Damontre Moore DE/Texas A&M

Safety is a big need to fill, but it might be too high to draft one of the prospects this year.  Moore would be a great pairing with Charles Johnson and would be a miracle for him to be on the board at this point.

15. New Orleans Saints - Dion Jordan DE/Oregon

The Saints defense is horrible and yes they had a lot of issues this past seasons from suspensions to injuries.  Their defense is aging and they need to get pressure on opposing QB’s.  Jordan could either replace Will Smith or play opposite him and give them help that’s needed.

16. St. Louis Rams - Eric Fisher OT/Central Michigan

The Rams have upgraded their defense last season and are a fierce unit.  They need to work on protecting Bradford more and giving him more weapons, especially with Steven Jackson possibly retiring.

17. Pittsburgh Steelers - Barkevious Mingo OLB/LSU

Mingo is the type of player the Steelers would love to have.  Their defense is getting old and Mingo dropping to them would be a gift.

18.  Dallas Cowboys - Mike Glennon QB/NC State

Glennon is a name to watch for and even though Jerry Jones is in love with Romo, you have to look toward the future.  After strong moves on the defensive side of the ball last season, it’s time to start grooming a legit replacement.

19. New York Giants - Sam Montgomery DE/LSU

Osi might be out of New York this season and JPP needs some help.  The defensive line is slowing down a bit and could use help.  The secondary could see a look with this pick as well.

20. Chicago Bears - Lane Johnson OT/Oklahoma

The Bears biggest weakness is the offensive line and with a new coaching staff coming in they need to protect Cutler and give him more weapons.

21. Cincinnati Bengals - Robert Woods WR/USC

After an impressive campaign from the defense and upgrading the offensive line last season, the Bengals need to give Dalton more help.  Sanu was coming on until his injury, but Woods would make an immediate impact and fit perfectly opposite Green.

22. St. Louis Rams (from Washington Redskins)  - Tyler Eifert TE/Notre Dame

With all the picks the Rams acquired from the Redskins last season for RG3, they can go so many directions to re-building their franchise.  Eifert gives Bradford a much needed safety blanket in the middle of the field and can also stretch the field with his athletic abilities.

23. Minnesota Vikings - Cordarrelle Patterson WR/Tennessee

Coming off a surprising playoff run this season on the back of Adrian Peterson, the Vikings need to give him help.  Harvin is not enough and Ponder could another WR.  Patterson would be a great compliment to what the Vikings have already.

24. Indianapolis Colts  - Sylvester Williams DT/North Carolina

After switching to a 3-4 defense this season, they need to start building up the right players to fit.  Williams would open things up for Freeney and Mathis to be more effective in this system.

25. Baltimore Ravens * - Alec Ogletree ILB/Georgia

It’s official that Ray Lewis will retire and they find a great replacement.

26. Seattle Seahawks * - Barrett Jones OL/Alabama

The Seahawks have one of the scariest defenses in the NFL and Lynch has been able to find an awful lot of rushing lanes.  Upgrading the offensive line with the most versatile player available is a great move in my opinion.

27. Green Bay Packers * - D.J. Fluker OT/Alabama

Aaron Rodgers have been on his back more than anyone this season and Newhouse is not the answer at LT.  Fluker is a big guy and very talented and would be an immediate upgrade.

28. San Francisco 49ers * - Terrence Williams WR/Baylor

I wasn’t a fan of the Jenkins pick last season and he hasn’t done much this year.  Randy Moss hasn’t shown much either, yet Crabtree had a break out year.  With all the talent on the team, they still need another WR for Kaepernick moving forward.

29. Houston Texans * - Eric Reid S/LSU

The Texans have a great defense and one of the best, if not the best front 7.  They still aren’t great in the secondary and could use either a CB or S.  Reid would be a great addition to such a dangerous defense.

30. New England Patriots * - Da’Rick Rogers WR/Tennessee Tech

With Welker and contract issues uncertain at the moment, Belichick needs to give Brady another weapon.  I would have possibly picked a CB here, but with Talib it’s no need to.

31. Atlanta Falcons * - Zach Ertz TE/Stanford

The greatest TE to ever play the game is nearing the end of his career, although his statistics aren’t showing it.  Ertz would give Ryan another weapon while allowing them to move toward the future without Gonzalez.

32. Denver Broncos * - Tavon Austin WR/West Virginia

Austin is a versatile weapon that would give Manning another option in the slot with Stokley aging.


* Subject to playoffs

  • Clayton_Bigsby

    The Lions taking a WR at #5…so the term “mock” you must be taking literally.