2013 NFL Mock Draft – February Edition 1.0
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This is the latest version of my Mock Draft. Well, the 2012 NFL season has come to a conclusion with the Baltimore Ravens winning Super Bowl 47. In this mock, we move forward into the 2013 NFL off-season by access team needs and looking at where prospects value currently ranks.
Free-Agency is set to start March 12th at 4pm (but there is a 3 day window between March 9-11 for teams to negotiate with their own UFA’s ‘certified’ agent). Also, it’s important to know that prior to 4pm on the 12th of March teams must decide on players club options, extend qualifying offers to RFA’s for right for first refusal, and must submit a minimum salary offer to retain ERFA’s because all 2012 contract expire at 4pm – thus making players Free-Agents for 2013.
With that said, the NFL Draft order is essentially set, aside from select compensation picks that’ll be awarded. So, while things seemingly have become clearer – it won’t take long for them to get mixed back up as teams are faced with salary cap decisions, free-agency, and evaluating draft prospects. Between now and March 12th you’ll see a lot of veterans released (however, if a player with 3 years or less experience is released they’ll pass thru the waiver process, where those with 4+ years or services become UFA’s immediately and can even sign with new teams before March 12th). March 12th is also a key date because of the Top 51 rule (which means the Top 51 highest salaries currently under contract have to be under the 2013 Salary Cap Figure) which is why restructuring contracts and parting ways with players making too much money between now and then is so important. So, not only will players be free to sign elsewhere at 4pm on March 12th – each club must take necessary measures to be under the cap and retain Restricted/Exclusive Right free-agents. Also, trading players can begin after 4pm on this date as well. The Franchise Tag deadline is March 4th.
We’ll see teams facing dilemmas and tough decisions on their players currently under contract in the near future, but we’ll also see 2013 NFL Draft Prospects undergo extensive evaluation in the coming month with the Combine in Indianapolis on Feb.20-26 and pro-days soon to follow thereafter. The Draft starts on Thursday April 25th so be sure to stay current with my list of players ranked by position, as well a round based Big Board of draft eligible players. Both list are updated frequently.
*My rankings do not always match the order I have players selected in mocks because teams draft based on their boards (not mine) and because players will never be chosen by a ‘labeled’ rank – and due to other various factors, including: scheme, fit, rising/falling, connections, and forecasting.
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NFL MOCK DRAFT 1.1 (6 Rounds)
**with in-depth explanation of 1st Round picks.
****with brief explanation of 2nd Round picks.
February 11th, 2013
1. Chiefs (2-14) – Star Lotulelei, DT/NT – Utah; Senior: 6’3″ 320
I’ve reached the conclusion a QB probably isn’t an option (at this point) and they’ll likely target an Alex Smith or Matt Flynn type (if they do indeed part ways with Matt Cassel) and draft a younger guy in the coming rounds. It’s also hard to pass on Joeckel, but if Albert is re-signed then that really isn’t a huge need. I would say it would be in their best interest to trade back if a QB doesn’t present himself worthy or they hang onto LT Brandon Albert in Free-Agency. With that said, Lotulelei is my guy over Bjoern Werner for their 3/4 DE spot. Damontre Moore would be the other likely option, but his maturity questions raise concern (plus I think he’d be better suited as an OLB in their system.). They’re likely to lose both Glenn Dorsey (free-agnt) and/or Tyson Jackson (cap issue) so Lotulelei would fill in nicely with his abilities against the run and pass.
Needs: QB, 3/4 DEx2, No.1 WR, MLBx2, CB, 3/4 Rush-OLB, RB, OG, FS, Slot-WR, OT, C, FB, TE
DT Daniel Muir
2. Jaguars (2-14) – Luke Joeckel, OT – Texas A&M; *Junior 6’6″ 310
I know they need pass-rush help since they weren’t able to generate many sacks in 2012, but Joeckel will be too hard to pass up. They’re offensive line may not seem like a huge issue, but it’s potentially a dire concern with starting C Brad Meester and starting LG Eben Britton set to becoming UFA’s this offseason. On top of that, Cameron Bradfield (Who? Well, he did start 12 games last season) is listed at starting RT and current LT Eugene Monroe is set to become an UFA in 2014. I know it’ll be tough for new HC Gus Bradley (former Seattle DC) to pass up Werner or Moore with Jacksonville’s needs and his defensive background. They could shy away from an OT here since OC Jedd Fisch runs a lineman friendly zone blocking scheme, but Joeckel could start at RT this season and be groomed for the left-side, or they’d be able to let him play LT and move Monroe to RT this coming season to help protect whomever the QB is. I also wouldn’t completely rule out them selecting a QB here, or early in this draft – whether they move Gabbert in the process or not. However, they’ve recently said they ‘need to build around Gabbert’ – if you can believe that. They also said they have no interest in Tim Tebow – if you can believe that also. I do like the logo change though.
Needs: 4/3 OLBx2, RT, Big-CB, RB, 4/3 DE, QB, LG, 4/3 DT, FS, C, TE, WR, FB
3. Raiders (4-12) – Bjoern Werner, DE – Florida State; *Junior: 6’4″ 258
There are some newly raised questions regarding Moore’s maturity or he could be their pick. I like Werner because he is a smart player who can not only rush the quarterback, but guard against the run. And well, lets face it – the Raiders current defensive lineman are of the 300 pound variety so his speed and explosiveness is a big plus. I could see them going any number of ways – Moore, Lotulelei, and Dee Milliner would be the other obvious selections with their defensive needs, but a QB like Geno Smith or even Joeckel aren’t totally out of the question. Oakland is in a tough spot with Carson Palmer’s contract, which I cant hardly see them paying – so surely QB is a more serious need than it would seem. Maybe they make a play for Mike Vick, or a veteran who is released. Oakland needs to revamp their entire roster this offseason, but the fact that Richard Seymour, Desmond Bryant, Matt Shaughnessy, and Aaron Carter are UFA’s this offseason (and Lamarr Houston in 2014) make the defensive line too high of a priority to pass on here.
Needs: CBx2, 4/3 DEx2, QB, 4/3 DT, RT, 4/3 OLBx2, OG, MLB, TE, P, RB, FS/SS, LT
TE Mickey Shuler
DB Akwasi Owusu-Ansah
4. Eagles (4-12) – Geno Smith, QB – WVU; Senior: 6’3″ 220
I have a feeling Smith will make a case for the No.1 overall selection, but at this point I see him falling in the Top 8 – and Philadelphia would be a good fit. Enter a new regime. Chip Kelly is bringing in some new excitement, they were prepared to move on without Michael Vick – but Vick is coming back for 1 more year. Vick re-worked his deal to stay with the team (although the 1 yr. $10Million deal isn’t guaranteed so he still may be released) so I think Geno Smith still makes a lot sense even if Vick is around for 1 more year. Smith would be given time to ease into this offense as the QB of the future, plus I just don’t think Nick Foles is the right guy for this offense anymore with his 6’5″ 245lb frame. Surely, Lotulelei, Joeckel, Jarvis Jones, and Dee Millner will also spark a lot of interest – but even though Smith has struggled, he has a good overall skill set. I think Jarvis Jones is an interesting option to keep an eye on with their move to a 3/4 scheme under new DC Billy Davis since it remains to be seen if Brandon Graham, Trent Cole, and/or Vinny Curry are suitable for the rush-OLB positions. Obviously, if they pass on a QB then Milliner could make a strong case in the coming weeks since Asomugha could be cut and Rodgers-Cromartie isn’t expected back as an UFA.
Needs: RT, QB, CBx2, 3/4 NT, SS, Big-WR, 3/4 DE, C, TE, 3/4 OLB, FS, P, OG
OT Demetress Bell
DE Everette Brown
WR BJ Cunningham
OT Matt Reynolds
QB Nick Foles
5. Lions (4-12) – DeMarcus ‘Dee’ Milliner, CB – Alabama; *Junior: 6’1″ 198
It could be a tough choice between Milliner and Damontre Moore should both be available, and a lot has to do with the status of UFA DE Cliff Avril. Kyle Vanden Bosch is gone, and if Avril is lost this offseason it’d make Werner, Moore, Jarvis Jones, Dion Jordan, and Barkevious Mingo all strong possibilities. Chris Houston, Jacob Lacey, Pat Lee, Drayton Florence are all upcoming UFA’s, and while I think Bill Bentley could have some potential they still need to add CB’s to the roster. Milliner is a good fit in Detroit with his tough attitude, physical presence, and ball skills. Milliner’s ability to tackle makes him a complete corner. If Milliner is gone then the Moore, J.Jones, or D.Jordan would offer the best value – however, trading down could be an option.
Needs: CB, 4/3 DEx2, RG, 4/3 OLBx2, WR, FS, C, RT, K, RB, P, SS
DE Kyle Vanden Bosch
WR Titus Young (Rams)
OG Stephen Peterman
WR Devin Thomas
6. Browns (5-11) – Jarvis Jones, OLB/DE – Georgia; *Junior: 6’2″ 242
Jones was virtually unstoppable among the SEC this past NCAA season, so he offers Cleveland a nice edge rusher from the OLB spot in new DC Ray Horton’s 3/4 scheme. It could be argued that Damontre Moore could do the same, but I like Jones over him because it seems like a more natural fit. Jones is a tough defender who is good at shedding blocks, attacks the ball with force, and getting to the quarterback (he led College Football in sacks). The Browns will need a defensive overhaul in the front-seven (they already released DE Frostee Rucker), which is why Jones makes sense – but Werner, Moore, Dion Jordan, and Barkevious Mingo would also fit the bill at this spot. They could also stand an upgrade at OG over Jason Pinkston and/or Shawn Lauvao, but it may be slightly too early to go with Bama’s Chance Warmack with all these premium defenders available. Cleveland is list as a possibly landing spot for Steelers UFA Mike Wallace (that’d be a steal within the division), but with emerging Josh Gordon drafting a wideout isn’t a high priority. New HC Rob Chudzinski (and new OC Norv Turner) could also be intrigued with Geno Smith (or a new signal caller) if his evaluation of last years 1st Rounder Brandon Weeden isn’t satisfactory.
Needs: 3/4 Rush-OLB, Big-CB, OG, QB, 3/4 DE, TE, RT, SS, WRx2, FS, 3/4 NT, MLB
DE Frostee Rucker
Qb Coly McCoy
7. Arizona (5-11) – Mike Glennon, QB – NC State; Senior: 6’5″ 232
I know either Eric Fisher or even DJ Fluker would seem to make more sense, but new HC Bruce Arians will undoubtably be interested in the Wolfpack gun-slinger. Kevin Kolb is due a $9Million base salary plus a $2Million roster bonus on March 15th so he’ll likely be released prior to that date or he’ll be on the books for each season after 2013 until 2017 for $10Million per. There is talk Drew Stanton (UFA who was with Arians in Indy) may be brought in, but I doubt he’s the loing-term answer. I agree they need to upgrade their line or a rookie QB wouldn’t have much success, but I could definitely see Glennon’s big arm being intriguing – so much that they may have to get him now. They could roll the dice and try to trade back up into the mid 20’s to grab him then, and that may be the way they go come April – but for now I like Glennon or even Geno Smith. Aside from QB and the LT spot needing addressed (Levi Brown should be moved to RT or OG) this offseason the other area of change is their switch back into a 4/3 scheme. The move under new DC Todd Bowles will put them in the market for a true OLB-type or MLB (depending on where they put Daryl Washington). With that said LB Alec Ogletree would be a nice option, or they may even wish to add a DE opposite Calais Campbell with Darnell Dockett moving back to a more natural inside position.
Needs: QB, LT, 4/3 OLB, 4/3 DE, CB, FS, MLB, OG, 4/3 DT, C, RB, Slot-WR, SS, TE
8. Bills (6-10) – Alec Ogletree, MLB/OLB – Georgia; *Junior 6’3″ 235
Ogletree may seem like somewhat of a surprise this early, and I don’t disagree – but I remind you that it’s early in the process. I’d expect Ogletree to cement himself as a Top 15 prospect in the coming weeks. He fills a huge need at either MLB or as an OLB in their 4/3 scheme with his versatility, ability to make plays in the backfield, and pursuit of the ball. New DC Mike Pettine come from the Jets (and was with the Ravens for 7 years prior to that) so he understand the importance of linebacker play (and may even wrinkle the 3/4 concept in some). If they pass on a QB here then Ogletree, Eric Fisher for RT, WR Cordarrelle Patterson, or trading down would be the other options. It’s safe to say QB Ryan Fitzpatrick will be released by March 13th so they can get out of his $3Million roster bonus and essentially move on to a new QB. Im sure Michael Vick will be heavily mentioned, as will Ryan Nassib (of Syracuse, where new HC Doug Marrone and new OC Nathaniel Hackett came from) – but regardless neither will be the pick here. Maybe Geno Smith, Mike Glennon, or Tyler Wilson are considered as the draft process continues – but if they bring in a veteran and still want Nassib they can wait on him until Round 2 (or trade back up in the late 1st if his value deems worthy moving forward).
Needs: QBx2, Big-WR, MLB, 4/3 DE, CB, TE, 4/3 OLBx2, LG, WR, SS, LT, FB
SS George Wilson
OLB Nick Barnett
9. Jets (6-10) – Damontre Moore, DE/OLB – Texas A&M; *Junior: 6’4″ 250
Eric Fisher would seem like a logical option, but not with Moore, Jordan, and/or Mingo available and their need for pass rushers. Calvin Pace is likely to be released this offseason, plus Bryan Thomas is an UFA so an edge-rusher may take priority over all their other holes. Moore isn’t necessarily the best fit in my option, but he is the player edge presence available (he could likely be gone in the Top 3). Moore may end falling some due to character concerns, and New York would probably prefer Jarvis Jones – so Dion Joran, Barkevious Mingo, Alec Ogletree, or even Manti Te’o will draw serious consideration. Moore is athletic, has a lot of upside, and good speed so it’d hard to see him falling this far, but it’s even harder to argue a better option for them in this scenario. They’ll likely stick with Mark Sanchez, but they do have to add some playmakers to the offense since RB Shonn Greene and TE Dustin Keller are UFA’s (and probably gone) and they are already weak at WR. Chance Warmack is an option since both starting OG’s (Slauson and Moore) are Free-Agents, as well as Kenny Vaccaro since both starting S’s (Bell and Landry) are UFA’s as well. The Jets surely will have to rebuild their awful roster so the list of likely options is large, but it could be safe to say they’ll take best available on their board.
Needs: RT, 3/4 OLBx2, OGx2, No.1 WR, RB, FS, MLB, CB, TE, 3/4 DT, QB, SS, WR, FB
S Jaiquawn Jarrett
OT DJ Young
QB Tim Tebow
10. Titans (6-10) – Chance Warmack, OG – Alabama; Senior: 6’2″ 322
Sure, being an interior lineman could cause him to fall, but he’s a Top 10 talent for sure. I like the idea of Sheldon Richardson over any of the edge-rushers (Jordan/Mingo/Ansah), but if they want to get Chris Johnson going they need to rebuild the offensive line. HC Mike Munchak has an offensive line background (he was an OG in the NFL) so he’ll love Warmack because he’s a dominate guard. It’s typically unusual for interior lineman to priase such a high selection; however, Warmack is a rare case because of his strength, size, and footwork. With that said, Richardson is an intriguing prospect who could work his way into the Top 10 – and would fill a need with DT Sen’Derrick Marks set to become an UFA this offseason. I don’t believe they have a big need at DE like most with Derrick Morgan and Kamerion Wimbley currently holding those spot, but depth could be an issue there (certainly not drafting for depth at No.10 overall). Defensively, adding Gregg William as DC will help a unit that has talent that just underachieved. On the other hand, it seems like Chris Johnson is safe so they’re apparently prepared to turn CJ2K loose (and they have a young QB), which is way adding Warmack to replace Steve Hutchinson (plus, starting RG Leroy Harris is an UFA this offseason, as well at backups Kyle DeVan and Deuce Lutui) makes so much sense to me. They’ll probably be looking to add depth and competition at positions – plus they may address TE later on too since Jared Cook is an UFA (they could franchise tag him) although Taylor Thompson could be a sleeper in-waiting.
Needs: 4/3 DT, OGx2, SS, TE, RB, 4/3 DE, C, QB, MLBx2, OT, FS, CB, WR, FB
WR Roberto Wallace
DE/OLB Thaddeus Gibson
QB Nate Enderle
11. Chargers (7-9) – Eric Fisher, OT – Central Michigan; Senior: 6’7″ 305
It’d be ideal if Fisher were to last until this selection; however, Im sure they’d settle for Dee Milliner, Chance Warmack, or even DJ Fluker. Their offensive line has been a mess since last year when they lost Deilman and McNeil and those issue continue on the interior since both starting OG’s (Tyronne Green and Louis Vasquez) are UFA’s so Warmack especially will be in play and Jonathan Cooper would be mentioned as well. Jared Gaither got paid last offseason (and injured) and should be around (if healthy), but they need an upgrade over Jeromey Clary and Mike Harris so Fisher, Fluker and L.Johnson will all be considered. I like Fisher (and think he’ll likely be gone) be he has what it takes to be a good LT with his good footwork. Upgrading the line should help QB Philip Rivers (and hopefully their whole offense), but I don’t even think he is too safe with a regime in place (GM Tom Telesco, HC Mike McCoy, OC Ken Whisenhunt, QB Coach Frank Reich). The other big concern talked about is CB since both starter (Cason, Jammer) are UFA’s however with Gilchrist and Wright on the roster that isn’t as weak as some think in my opinion. I think other areas of need are: RB is a concern with Ryan Mathews’ fumbles and injuries, the front-four with Aubrayo Franklin and Vaughn Martin set to become UFA’s, a SS to upgrade Atari Bigby’s spot (2012 pick Brandon Taylor tore his ACL in December too), and an ILB to eventually replace Takeo Spikes is a possibility. Last years picks Melvin Ingram and Kendall Reyes should assume a larger role – but defenders like Ogletree, Mingo, Richardson, Kenny Vaccaro, and Te’o are all options too.
Needs: LT, CBx2, OGx2, 3/4 DT, RBx2, QB, No.1 WR, TE, OT, 3/4 OLB, SS, MLB, C
12. Dolphins (7-9) – Kenny Vaccaro, FS/SS – Texas; Senior: 6’1″ 218
This pick could depending on what happens with UFA LT Jake Long. Long will demand top dollar on the open market and may be too pricey for the Dolphins to retain, in which case they’d look at Fisher, DJ Fluker, or possibly Lane Johnson. If they do indeed lose Long it wouldn’t be out of the question to see Miami try and move up for Joeckel or to assure themselves of Fisher (they do have two 2nd’s and two 3rd’s). I think that Cordarrelle Patterson would also be a nice addition, but I’m having a hard time projecting the JUCO transfer this high because he isn’t a regular name like we’ve seen garner Top 15 from past WR’s (Green, J.Jones, Blackmon). Besides, I think HC Joe Philbin may be able to lure WR Greg Jennings from Green Bay. I like the selection of Vaccaro for them because he’ll give new DC Kevin Coyle a playmaker. Vaccaro is a Top 10 talent because of his physicality and ability to play near the line of scrimmage as a SS or defend in coverage as a FS. Obviously, they have some holes to fill – it seems as though Reggie Bush is done is Miami and thus they’ll be looking for a new RB (maybe they tangle a 2nd or/3rd rounder to Carolina or DeAngelo Williams), TE needs addressed (maybe they make deal for GB’s Jermichael Finley), CB needs more consistent play, and they need to address the DT position since Randy Starks and Tony McDaniel are both UFA’s. Speaking of CB’s, it could become a bigger issue if UFA Sean Smith thinks he’s getting paid $10Million a season. Nonetheless, I think Miami is is position to make a few move to put themselves in position to compete next season so the draft is important for GM Jeff Ireland and company.
Needs: No.1 WR, LT, FS, No.1 RB, 4/3 DT, CB, RT, OG, 4/3 OLB, WRx2, C, 4/3 DE, MLB, TE
WR Jeff Fuller
13. Tampa Bay (7-9) – Dion Jordan, DE/OLB – Oregon; Senior: 6’6″ 242
If they lose UFA DE Michael Bennett a rusher becomes even a dire concern, but even with Bennett re-signed Jordan still offers value (maybe as a situational rusher similar to Seattle and Bruce Irvin last season) because they could move 2011 1st rounder Adrian Clayborn inside to pair with Gerald McCoy. They need to add pressure on the quarterback, and Jordan is long and athletic with good speed. Jordan is somewhat undervalued, but he’s likely to be gone well before this section and Mingo and Ezekiel Ansah could offer similar help too. I would personally be a bigger fan of the Buccaneers addressing the OT spot with Fisher, DJ Fluker, or Lane Johnson. Aside from the edge, they also have to fill a need at DT (which Clayborn could do at 6’3″ 280lb in this scenario) since Roy Miller is set to become an UFA so Sheldon Richardson or Sharrif Floyd could be options. I know they could also use a FS put even if Vaccaro is available I find it hard to believe they’d go safety for the second straight year this high. THe CB spot is also one of need since EJ Biggers is an UFA and ERic Wright could be released. The other interesting idea to monitor is the status of QB Josh Freeman (who is set to become a UFA in 2014). HC Greg Schiano may be looking for a young QB early in this draft, although I can’t see them reach for anyone here at No.13 at this point. They’re likely to make a play for TE Martellus Bennett in hopes of keeping his brother Michael (and because he’d be helpful) in town, both are UFA’s. Tampa Bay is a tough read at this spot, and I think they could benefit from moving down.
Needs: 4/3 DT, FS, CBx2, RT, 4/3 DE, Slot-WR, QB, 4/3 OLB, MLB, TE, OG, WR
14. Carolina (7-9) – Sheldon Richardson, DT/DE – Missouri; *Junior: 6’3″ 295
I suspect that Richardson is going to gain a lot of value in the coming week because he is incredibly agile for a DT. Sure, Cordarrelle Patterson (even Keenan Allen or DeAndre Hopkins) would fill a huge need as well – but they can’t pass on Richardson if he is available. Carolina is considering releasing DT Ron Edwards, DT Dwan Edwards is an UFA, and on top of that they need better play upfront. Richardson can makes plays all over the field, has good instincts, and great quickness from an inside rusher. You’d also have to watch Sharrif Floyd who is a similar player, as well as a presence like Johnathan Hankins here. The Panthers may have to part with veterans MLB Jon Beason and CB Chris Gamble due to finances this offseason creating even more voids. If Gamble is released the need for a CB grows because Captain Munnerlyn is an UFA as well – I don’t think they’re in position to move up for Milliner and I doubt they’d reach for a Johnthan Banks here. Carolina could also choose to upgrade the RT over Byron Bell with DJ Fluker or L.Johnson. Mike Shula is taking over as OC and I’d suspect that HC Ron Rivera knows he is on a short leash this coming season so while they don’t have many upcoming free-agent, they get to get more out of the players they do have.
Needs: CBx2, No.1 WR, 4/3 DTx2, RT, 4/3 OLB, OG, FS, MLB, TE WR, SS, 4/3 DE
RB DeAngelo Williams
15. Saints (7-9) – Barkevious ‘Keke’ Mingo, DE/OLB – LSU; *Junior: 6’4″ 240
Sean Payton is back, and that may be the biggest addition headed into 2013. Defensively it seems as though they’ll need a new a lot of new personnel to run the 3/4 scheme under new DC Rob Ryan. Mingo is a raw athlete who has exceptional speed off the edge, but does have to get better in many area’s as a pass rusher in the NFL. He could potentially be selected as high at No.5 overall, but would be a great fit for New Orleans. The Saints need to add edge rushers because they have no one currently on the roster to fill the 3/4 OLB spots. If Mingo is gone then Jordan, Ansah, Sam Montgomery, and Alex Okafor would be the other likely options here – but they could make a play for Dallas’ Anthony Spencer (who excelled under Ryan last season) this offseason as well. They could be faced with a tough decision between an edge rusher and a true 3/4 NT like Johnathan Hankins with this selection as well. I think they’ll ultimately decide between a pass-rusher or big body in the middle here, but other option could be Kenny Vaccaro to improve the secondary. Also, I’d assume they can retain LT Jermon Bushrod this offseason, but if not (or if they look to upgrade the RT spot) then an OT could be in play here as well. The Saints seem to always find WR’s to fit their system, but I’d expect them make an effort to add a playmaking wideout at some point.
Needs: 3/4 Rush-OLBx2, 3/4 NT, SS, 3/4 DE, LT, CB, FS, WR, RT, MLB, OG, C, TE
WR Preston Parker
CB Ryan Steed
16. Rams (7-8-1) – Cordarrelle Patterson, WR – Tennessee; *Junior: 6’3″ 205
I have a hard time valuing WR’s in the Top 20 unless they have “can’t miss” ability. Well, I like Patterson, and even think he could go as high as No.8 overall – but the jury is still out on him even though he’s a naturally gifted athlete. He bounced around for a few years and eventually burst onto the scene at Tennessee last year as the top ranked JUCO transfer. I think he has all the potential to be a No.1 wideout (and a “cant miss” receiver) with his strong hands, ability to stretch the field, and height – but he is raw as a route runner. St.Louis needs a threat like Patterson with Brandon Gibson, Danny Amendola, and Steve Smith set to become UFA’s, but they could also consider Keenan Allen here (or at No.22). It would seem as if though the Rams could find more value by selecting either Fluker or Lane Johnson is this scenario to take over the RT spot of UFA Barry Richardson. I honestly believe securing the offensive line is key in the development of QB Sam Bradford, and they’ll likely need a new RT, C (Scott Wells may be released), and LG (Robert Turner is an UFA) this offseason. In fact, the Rams have many issues to address – most notably the status of RB Steven Jackson. If they can’t retain Jackson (or even if they do, since Jackson is getting older) they’ll be in the market for a lead tailback and use Pead and Richardson as compliments. Other issues included improving the safety position (Craig Dahl is an UFA and Quintin Mikell could be released) and adding OLB competition (McIntosh and Haggen are UFA’s). They have key pieces in place, but I think they were overachievers in a strengthening division last season.
Needs: No.1 WR, FS, RT, 4/3 OLBx2, SS, OG, RBx2, C, TE, LT, 4/3 DT/DE, QB, MLB
WR Titus Young
17. Steelers (8-8) – Eddie Lacy, RB – Alabama; *Junior: 5’10″ 220
Yeah, I’m going on a bit of a limb here. Pittsburgh seems to be a team with a lot of questions, and they don’t typically consider RB’s this high – but I like the fit. Lacy had a stellar National Championship game, and possesses a nice combo of speed and strength that seems ideal for the Steelers. However, it even shocks me that I have them selecting him over the likes of Te’o, Hankins, and Ansah here. Mendenhall has worn out his welcome and I just don’t see RFA’s Jonathan Dwyer and Isaac Redman being the threat they need behind Big Ben. They may opt to address the tailback position in free-agency (or later in the draft) since they have so many other concerns – but for now I think he offers just as much help as anyone. Their offensive line isn’t horrible (and could be switching to a zone scheme also) when healthy (enter DeCastro and M.Adams), but it’ll need depth (or try to retain LT Max Starks). They also have a dilemma with UFA WR Mike Wallace this offseason. I can’t see them paying Wallace (especially since Antonio Brown got $40Million last offseason) so receiver becomes an even more immediate problem. The Steelers are likely to have to part ways with veteran OLB James Harrison (and even S Troy Polamalu) due to salary cap issues and defensively already have NT Casey Hampton, ILB Larry Foote, and CB Keenan Lewis set to become UFA’s. Pittsburgh is already over the projected cap number, which means a lot of key players lost. The more likely option would be them selecting defensive help here.
Needs: RB, 3/4 NT, MLB, WR, FS, LT, CB, TE, 3/4 OLB, SS, OG, QB
RB/KR Chris Rainey
LB Brian Rolle
CB Justin King
WR Kashif Moore
18. Dallas (8-8) – Sharrif Floyd, DT/DE – Florida; *Junior: 6’3″ 302
Floyd is a guy I’d expect to move up draft boards (like Sheldon Richardson) in the coming weeks. I wouldn’t be surprised to see him mentioned as a candidate for Oakland at No.3, but he definitely won’t last beyond Dallas’ spot. Dallas would be ecstatic with Floyd in their transition back into a 4/3 scheme under DC Monte Kiffin. Floyd possesses great power, use of hands, and quickness that allows him to make plays in the backfield as an interior presence. I think the clock is ticking in Dallas – for HC Jason Garrett and QB Tony Romo – so the pressure to succeed is on (if it wasn’t already). Dallas could be tempted with Kenny Vaccaro as an upgrade in the secondary if he is available even though both currently safety’s (Church and Sensabaugh) are signed thru 2016. The key UFA is DE/OLB Anthony Spencer (who is likely to leave due to money and his role in the new 4/3). They’ll likely be in the market for a DE opposite of DeMarcus Ware and a SOLB, which is where Ezekiel Ansah and Sam Montgomery (or another edge prospect selected ahead should one be available) come into play. It seems they have big plans for Jason Hatcher at DT (and Brian Price could have some potential), but Floyd would fill the role that’ll probably be created with the release of Jay Ratliff or initially offer depth. Sean Lee and Bruce Carter are solid backers, but they’ll likely need a strong-side starter and look to add OLB depth. Even though Mike Jenkins is an UFA, they should be fine at CB. The offensive line is the other issue since they’d likely discuss upgrading the interior with Warmack, Cooper or Barrett Jones. They also could release RT Doug Free ($7Million base salary in 2013) which would make DJ Fluker an option. They won’t pass on Floyd however.
Needs: 4/3 DT, FS, RT, 4/3 DE, RB, OG, Slot-WR, 4/3 OLB, C, QB, TE, MLB, CB
DT Brian Price
WR Anthony Armstrong
WR Danny Coale
S Brandon Underwood
OLB Cameron Sheffield
WR Carlton Mitchell
19. Giants (9-7) – Lane Johnson, OT – Oklahoma; Senior: 6’6″ 302
I personally prefer Fluker, but Johnson is moving up boards. New York has already started releasing key contributors – and their offensive line is in shambles. The left-side of the line has two starters set to be UFA’s (LT Will Beatty and LG Kevin Boothe), starting RT David Diehl isn’t effective anymore, reserve OT sean Locklear is an UFA, RG Chris Snee is coming off an injury, and C David Baas is getting older. Issues, issues, issues. They need multiple players to help, but Johnson is a start. Johnson has all the tools you look for in a LT, including long arms and good foot. There are other concerns for the Giants as well – upgrading the MLB spot over Chase Blackburn, getting better CB play (Corey Webster will probably be released), a new WOLB with the recent release of Boley (and Keith Rivers an UFA), more offensive line help, possibly a new TE if they lose UFA Martellus Bennett, and even more offensive line help. It’s also worth noting that RFA WR Victor Cruz and the Giants seem far apart on a new deal – and the fact they have to pay Hakeem Nicks next offseason make its even more intriguing. The Giants drafted David Wilson last season, but I’ll be interested to see who they bring in now that they’ve released Bradshaw. Its a strong defensive line group, so I also wouldn’t rule out New York looking for help in that area with Canty gone, and Osi Umenyiora headed out of town as an UFA.
Needs: LT, CB, 4/3 WOLB, MLBx2, TE, OGx2, RT, 4/3 DE, FS, C, WR, 4/3 DT, SS, RB
RB Ahmad Bradshaw
DT/DE Chris Canty
OLB Michael Boley
OT Levy Adcock
20. Bears (10-6) – Jonathan Cooper, OG/OT – UNC; Senior: 6’3″ 310
I could see Te’o getting a lot of consideration considering the status of MLB Brian Urlacher, but Cooper is too talented for them to pass on. Copper is often considered a Top 10 talent, but like Warmack his position will cause him to fall lower than his talent. Cooper could be selected as high as No.11 overall and offers Chicago immediate help since OG’s Lance Louis, Chris Spencer, and Chilo Rachal are UFA’s this offseason. They drafted Gabe Carimi in 2011, but they’re still having issues and Cooper’s an elite level player that’ll be a start at getting the offensive line back in order. DT Henry Melton chose a great season to breakout considering he’ll be an UFA, and if they can’t afford him then need to look elsewhere for help. The Bears will certainly need to address the linebacking unit with before mentioned Urlacher considering retirement (and having battled injuries) and because SOLB Nick Roach is also an UFA. They could also stand to upgrade the FS spot and add depth at CB with Jennings and Tillman set to be Free-Agents in 2014. Also, I’d look for new HC Marc Trestman to considering adding playmakers offensively – most notably an upgrade at TE over Kellen Davis. I like the pick of Cooper and think he’s the best option.
Needs: OGx2, TE, LT, MLB, CB, C, 4/3 SOLB, FS, WR, 4/3 DT, 4/3 DE, RB
S Chris Harris (Retired)
WR Terrence Toliver
TE Brody Eldridge
21. Bengals (10-7) – Manti Te’o, MLB – Notre Dame; Senior: 6’2″ 255
Don’t be fooled (lol), Te’o is talented. I think his draft stock will be slightly hurt with the whole ‘catfish’ situation, but I think his athleticism (or lack their of) will hurt his stock more so. It would seem he brings all the intangibles, but I doubt his agility against NFL speed. He could get consideration as high as No.8 overall, but anywhere from No.13 to No.32 is where I’d expect him to land. The defense is where they have the most glaring concerns because of all the starters set to become UFA’s: DE Michael Johnson, DE Robert Geathers, OLB Manny Lawson, MLB Rey Maualuga, CB Nate Clements, and SS Chris Crocker (and other key reserves: CB Terence Newman, CB Pacman Jones, OLB Thomas Howard, DT Pat Sims and MLB Dan Skuta). Te’o would presumably replace Maualuga and allow Vontaze Burfict to stay on the weak-side. Free-agency will play a huge factor on their draft needs, but aside from Te’o they’d like consider Vaccaro, Johnthan Banks, Sam Montgomery, Arthur Brown, and even Khaseem Greene. Perhaps their key UFA is OT Andre Smith. The offensive line is horrible, but losing Smith would surely be cause a blow that needs quick attention. Also, the Law Firm isn’t a free-agent until 2015, but I think they’ll add a RB with one of their first 3 selections so keep an eye on Eddie Lacy if he is available.
Needs: RB, SS, 4/3 DE, 4/3 WOLB, CB, MLB, RT, QB, OG, 4/3 DT, WR, C, FS
OLB/DE Aaron Maybin
22. Rams (Redskins 10-7) – DJ Fluker, OT/OG – Alabama; *Junior: 6’6″ 335
I could see Fluker making a case for a Top 10 selection, even as high as No.7 overall, in the coming weeks – but the emergence of Lane Johnson and potentially Menelik Watson could give him so competition. If the Rams pass on offensive line help at No.16 they’d likely pull the trigger here. As I mentioned earlier, they’re possibly in the market for a new RT, C (Scott Wells may be released), and LG (Robert Turner is an UFA) this offseason. Fluker offers an upgrade over UFA Barry Richardson at RT (and a better option than Wayne Hunter) and could even play some OG if needed. Fluker’s stock has fallen since the start of this past NCAA season, but he is monstrous and exhibits a great skill set for the NFL level. Obviously if they don’t take a WR at No.16 then one would be in play here. This could also be a spot for them to move down with a team trying to trade back up into the first to obtain more future picks – or they could consider players like Barrett Jones, Eric Reid, Arthur Brown, or Khaseem Greene (all of which would be reaches).
Needs: No.1 WR, FS, RT, 4/3 OLBx2, SS, OG, RBx2, C, TE, LT, 4/3 DT/DE, QB, MLB
23. Vikings (10-7) – Keenan Allen, WR – California; *Junior: 6’3″ 210
With the Percy Harvin issue (they’ll likely tangling him in a trade), Michael Jenkins likely to be cut, and Jerome Simpson and Devin Aromashodu both UFA’s it’s too hard to pass on Allen despite other needs. Johnathan Hankins or even Sylvester Williams would be options since their defensive front isn’t getting any younger. Allen should fall in the No.12 to No.27 range and is comparable to an Anquan Boldin due to lack of speed – but has nice size, ball skills, and strong hands. DeAndre Hopkins, Quinton Patton, Justin Hunter, and Terrence Williams may get talked about, but only if he and Patterson are gone. Even with the addition of Allen I could see them making a strong play for UFA Mike Wallace or another free-agent wideouts. SOLB Chad Greenway is a stud, but the other two spot need to be addressed this offseason since Jasper Brinkley, Erin Henderson, and Marvin Mitchell are all UFA’s. The MLB spot (Brinkley) is the main spot that needs addressed so Te’o or even Kevin Minter will be in play – remember ex-49ers coach Mike Singletary is their linebacker coach (unless he just to St.Louis as DC). FS is the other main area of need (Jamarca Sanford is a UFA and Mistral Raymond just isn’t good enough), but they’re should be an attractive destination for free-agents so that’s a void they may fill that way. I’d also look for them to add OG help, a veteran QB, and a compliment to AP.
Needs: No.1 WR, MLB, FS, OG, 4/3 DT, 4/3 WOLB, RT, WR, RB, CB, 4/3 DE, QB, FB
TE Chase Ford
WR Percy Harvin
24. Colts (11-6) – Johnathan Hankins, DT/NT – Ohio State; *Junior: 6’3″ 325
Hankins stock has falling in recent weeks due to surges by Richardson, Floyd, and Syl.Williams – not to mention that he is strictly a 3/4 NT fit. The Colts are still getting their personnel right in the 3/4 under DC Greg Manusky. Hankins is a big body that frees up other players by demanding double teams and defends the run, although he isn’t going to make too many plays in the backfield. They didn’t really have that true nose presence last season and now Antonio Johnson and Fili Moala are UFA’s. If they think Brandon McKinney or Josh Chapman offer enough in that spot they could choose to address another area of need with this pick. I think that protect Andrew Luck is an area that needs multiple players and I could see the versatility of Barrett Jones making sense. New OC Pep Hamilton will be looking to upgrade the OG spots and find a RT to take over for UFA Winston Justice. So, B.Jones DJ Fluker and Menelik Watson would be the only guys to consider here – maybe they make a move up for Cooper though. Many will suggest that CB is a concern that needs addressed here (Jerraud Powers and Darius Butler are UFA’s), but I think they can pass on Johnthan Banks or Xavier Rhodes and fill that need later. Also, it seems that it could be tough to retain longtime Colt Dwight Freeney (who is an UFA) because of his OLB role in the 3/4 compared to his fit as DE in a 4/3 scheme. Jerry Hughes hasn’t improved and I’d expect them to add some edge speed.
Needs: 3/4 NT, 3/4 OLBx2, OGx2, CB, C, RT, 3/4 DEx2, OT, RB, SS, WR, MLB, FS
QB Chandler Harnish
25. Seattle (12-6) – Ezekiel ‘Ziggy’ Ansah, DE – BYU; Senior: 6’5″ 270
This is a little low for Ansah, but other talent may end up pushing him further down the board than expected. He is a bit of a project, but he is extremely athletic and offers Seattle power and speed rushing the quarterback. He can land in the early half of the 1st round, but getting him in the mid-to-late 1st is good value. I guess when HC Pete Carroll insist that the DE spot needs addressed he’s going to address it. If not Ansah other options would include Sam Montgomery and Alex Okafor. I could also see the Seahawks looking for another WR like Patton or Hopkins, but I don’t think it’s a need to spend a 1st round pick on. Seattle also needs to consider spending an early pick on an upgrade at RT over Breno Giacomini since they’ve settle on 2011 pick James Carpenter as an OG. Addressing the defensive line with this pick is a good idea because not only do they need to get more sacks, but DT Alan Branch and DE Jason Jones are set to become UFA’s in March (and Chris Clemon’s tore his ACL this past January). I think they’d like to see more out of 2012 1st Rounder Bruce Irvin, but he’ll probably remain a situational rusher. They will also consider a 4/3 WOLB to secure that unit, and may look for depth TE later on in the draft.
Needs: RT, No.1 WR, 4/3 DE, 4/3 WOLB, TE, 4/3 DT, OG, MLBx2, CB
LB Korey Toomer
QB Matt Flynn
26. Packers (12-6) – Barrett Jones, C/OG/OT – Alabama; Senior: 6’5″ 305
Jones won’t project as a first rounder based on some of the other talent available, but he is versatile and smart. Jeff Saturday is retiring and I think Jones could step right in, or provide help at other spots along the line. I know it isn’t typical to draft for depth, let alone a center, this early – Jones provides Green Bay with more than that; Security. Donald Driver has announced his retirement as well, and I think it’ll be tough to keep UFA Greg Jennings in town. Jones is a free-agent after 2013 and Cobb and Nelson will be after the 2014 season so I’d expect them to consider a young wideout at some point. They’ll likely part ways with TE Jermichael Finley because he is due a $3.5Million roster bonus in March on top of his $4.45Million base salary so either Eifert or Ertz would make a lot of sense. Also, I don’t think Starks nor Green are the answer at RB so they’ll be looking for a new tailback early on in this draft – and it could be Eddie Lacy here if he is available. Buluga could move from RT to LT with Sherrod coming back from injury (leaving Newhouse on the pine), but they’ll certainly look for an alternative option for insurance – although, they could be provided by Jones too. Defensively, they aren’t too bad off (even if they do release CB/S Charles Woodson) and would mainly be looking for depth at S, LB, and NT should they choose to go that direction.
Needs: RB, RT, WR, C, FS, MLBx2, 3/4 DE, TE, 3/4 OLB, OG, QB, 3/4 DT, CB, SS
C Jeff Saturday (Retired)
WR Donald Driver (Retired)
QB B.J. Coleman
OT Andrew Datko
27. Texans (13-5) – Tyler Eifert, TE – Notre Dame; *Junior: 6’5″ 252
I’m tore between Eifert, Ertz, Sylvester Williams, DeAndre Hopkins, Quinton Patton, and Johnthan Banks here. I ultimately went with Eifert because he is like a WR who can stretch the field and line up out wide to create mismatches. He needs to become a better blocker, but that shouldn’t matter too much with the way Houston will utilize him in sets with Owen Daniels (who is signed thru 2014, but also going to 31 years old mid season). It’s hard to believe, but Andre Johnson is nearly 32 years old – so a receiver opposite him (and for the future is highly likely). Houston may be able to attract a free-agent wideout, but Patton, Hopkins, or Justin Hunter are likely candidates here as well. The Texans have some important UFA’s to re-sign and if they miss they’ll be left with some important holes to fill. OLB Connor Barwin is a UFA, but 2012 1st rounder Whitney Mercilus should be able to step if should he not be retained. They’ll be in the market for a safety (Eric Reid or Matt Elam) should they lose FS Glover Quin and/or SS Quintin Demps this offseason. However, two of their bigger needs will come at NT (Shaun Cody is an UFA) and RT where Rashad Butler is a UFA (as well at Ryan Harris). Sylvester Williams offers great value, but so would Johnathan Jenkins as an anchor in the 3/4 scheme of DC Wade Phillips. They also add at OT at some point, and I could also see them taking a CB to add some competition to the position.
Needs: 3/4 NT, RT, WRx2, TE, SS, CBx2, MLBx2, OG, RB, 3/4 OLB, 3/4 DT/DE, FS
QB Stephen McGee
QB Case Keenum
28. Denver (13-4) – Sylvester Williams, DT – UNC; Senior: 6’3″ 312
It’d be a blessing for Denver for is Williams lasted this long. Williams is a defender capable of causing trouble in the backfield, has good burst, and is solid against the run. 2012 selection Derek Wolfe is a DT playing DE (which also means they need DE help) and with DT’s Kevin Vickerson, Justin Bannan, and Ty Warren set to become UFA’s the interior line is a mess. Wolfe and Williams will likely team up for a dominate defensive tackle combo in the years to come. For a 13 win team they have some important holes to fill, which starts with re-signing UFA LT Ryan Clady. They may have to use the franchise tag on Clady, so I doubt they lose him – but they may look to replace 30 year old RG Chris Kuper (scheduled to make $4.5Million base salary in 2013 and coming off injuries). Barett Jones would be a likely option under that scenario. They’ll also look to upgrade the MLB spot over UFA Keith Brooking (and they may cut Joe Mays) with LSU’s Kevin Minter. New OC Adam Gase shouldn’t hinder Peyton Manning’s work with this core group of players, but I’d think they could sure up a slot WR and try to find a late round sleeper RB in this draft.
Needs: 4/3 DT, MLB, RB, RG, CB, Slot-WR, 4/3 DE, SS, C, FS, LT, 4/3 OLB, QB
CB Mario Butler
WR Gerell Robinson
S Duke Ihenacho
29. Patriots (13-5) – Quinton Patton, WR – Louisiana Tech; Senior: 6’2″ 195
Patton is a prospect that is gaining a lot of interest as of late, and should continue to see a rise in stock moving forward. I don’t see UFA Wes Welker returning (and they may part ways with Brandon Lloyd) and aside from that they already lack receiver depth since Julian Edelman, Deion Branch, and Donte’ Stallworth are all UFA’s. Patton is a small school prospect that is hard to ignore – he has long arms and gets good separation, and just seems to a tough cover. Patton and Lloyd would make a nice duo, but they’d still need receiving help. I will admit, as much as I like Patton it’s hard to not mock Johnthan Banks in this spot (or even Xavier Rhodes) since New England has Aqib Talib (he could be franchised, but I doubt that) and Kyle Arrington both as free-agents. Their secondary concerns don’t stop there because SS Patrick Chung, SS Josh Barrett, FS Will Allen, and CB Marquise Cole are all UFA’s this offseason. A safety could also come in handy, so keep Eric Reid on the radar. The Patriots will also need to sure up offensive line depth, but even though RT Sebastian Vollmer is an UFA – he should be retain (probably with the franchise tag). They could also elect to add depth along the front-seven, heck – you never know what ol’ Bill Belichick will do with his draft picks, but don’t rule out trading down.
Needs: No.1 WR, CB, C, 4/3 DE, FS, RT, OG, Slot-WR, DT, MLB, 4/3 OLB, SS
DT/DE Armond Armstead
QB Mike Kafka
DE Marcus Benard
WR Andre Holmes
QB Ryan Mallet
30. Falcons (14-4) – Zach Ertz, TE – Stanford; *Junior: 6’6″ 252
It seems like Tony Gonzalez is done (retiring that is, and yeah – he is an UFA too), and even if he does return they still could use a guy like Ertz (or Eifert) for the future. He creates matchup problems, is a decent blocker, and catches the ball with his hands so he seems like a natural fit down the seam with Jones and White on the outside. This could be Eifert just as easy depend on availability and preference. RB Michael Turner is in the final year of his contract (and 32 years old) that’ll pay him $6.9Million in 2013 so he’ll likely be released this offseason unless he takes a big pay-cut. I’d expect Atlanta to draft a young tailback in the first three rounds of the draft – maybe its Eddy Lacy if he is available here. The Falcons will also be faced we offensive line issues because starting LT Sam Baker (and reserve OT and Will Svitek) is a UFA and starting 36 year old C Todd McClure is an UFA too. Upgrading the center position is a must in OC Dirk Koetter’s pass first attack. Their other area’s of concern come on the defensive side of the ball with SS’s William Moore and Chris Hope both UFA’s. That need could put Matt Elam or Eric Reid in play at this spot. Starting CB Brent Grimes (who was franchised last offseason) is an UFA too, but they have enough depth that they could address corner at another spot. The other big need in the ATL is DE (pass rushing) help. DE John Abraham is running out of effective years at age 35 and they haven’t been able to get the pressure on the opposing quarterback they need to. If they don’t go offense with Ertz, Eifert, Barrett Jones, or Eddie Lacy then it’s a good bet they consider Sam Montgomerty or Alex Okafor here.
Needs: TE, 4/3 DE, RB, C, LT, 4/3 DT, SS, CB, OG, Slot-WR, QB, MLB, FB, 4/3 OLB
RB Josh Vaughan
31. 49ers (13-5-1) – Jesse Williams, DT/NT – Alabama; Senior: 6’3″ 320
I went with Williams over DeAndre Hopkins and Johnathan Jenkins because I think he is a better fit in their 3/4. Williams is a tough nosed player who will take on blockers and free up their rushers. Jenkins is tempting because he is probably the better overall prospect, and he does move well for a guy 360lbs. – so they may opt for him. Isaac Sopoaga (and Ricky Jean-Francois) is a UFA and DE/DT Justin Smith is nearing the end of his career, which is why I went defensive line over a deep ball threat like Nuk Hopkins. Obviously, the 49ers need a WR to stretch the field since Randy Moss and Ted Ginn Jr. are UFA’s this offseason. Hopkins could be that guy, but I think they can address that need elsewhere. I think Sam Montgomery is worth mentioning here as well as a replacement as a 3/4 DE for Justin Smith because he offers a lot of value. San Francisco doesn’t have that many holes to fill, but they need to add depth and competition to get better play from each position. FS is a potential issue of they cant re-sign UFA Dashon Goldson, they need to add more linebackers for rotating players, a second TE might suit them well (Delanie Walker is an UFA), and a RG upgrade over Alex Boone could be talked about. Oh, and they need a Kicker later on.
Needs: 3/4 DT, WR, 3/4 DE, RG, OLBx2, CB, FS, K, MLBx2, RT, SS, TE, C
QB Alex Smith
32. Ravens (14-6) – Tavon Austin, WR/RB/KR – WVU; Senior: 5’9″ 175
I was torn between Austin and the possible replacement for Ray Lewis, Kevin Minter. Minter probably makes the most sense and is a better value – but Austin’s versatility is hard to ignore. Austin is a Baltimore kid, who could add a big dynamic to their offense with his speed and the mismatches he’d create. If Austin falls out of Round 1 he could be a fit in Chip Kelly’s offense with the Eagles at No.35, but he grades out anywhere from No.18 to No.48. Another likely option would be Barrett Jones with Matt Birk headed for retirement soon. Well I think it’s clear that UFA QB Joe Flacco is the new face of the franchise and will get his big payday – the question is for how much. The Ravens aren’t in the best financial situation (is Terrell Suggs in jeopardy?) and may have to consider releasing Super Bowl standout WR’s Anquan Boldin (or he might retire) and Jacoby Jones to save nearly $10Million. So, whether its Austin or another wideout, they’ll surely need to add a few receivers. They also need a LT this offseason (sorry, Mike Oher – but you’re a RT now) since it took 33 year old UFA Bryant McKinnie to secure the spot late after shuffling people around. Baltimore’s trademark has always been the defense, but that group is undergoing change this offseason – mainly with Ray Lewis riding off into the sunset with his 2nd Super Bowl ring. Paul Kruger is an UFA, including: FS Ed Reed, CB Cary Williams, ILB Dannell Ellerbe, NT Ma’ake Kemoeatu, and other key reserves. Obiously they’ll be looking for a player like Kevin Minter (or Arthur Brown) to take over in the middle, but depending on what happens in free-agents their needs could bring Matt Elam, Eric Reid, Sam Montogemery, Johnathan Jenkins, or Menelik Watson into play here.
Needs: MLBx2, C, WR, LT, FS, 3/4 DE, Slot-WR, 3/4 OLB, 3/4 NT, OG, SS, CB, QB
MLB Ray Lewis (Retired)
WR Tori Gurley
RB Lonyae Miller
33. Jaguars – Johnthan Banks, CB – Mississippi St.; Senior 6’1″ 185
They’d highly consider Matt Barkley or Tyler Wilson, but I think Banks is a first round talent. Derek Cox, William Middleton and Rashean Mathis are all UFA (and Aaron Ross may be released). If its neither of the guys mentioned then Sam Montgomery will be great value.
34. Chiefs – Tyler Wilson, QB – Arkansas; Senior: 6’2″ 218
They need a QB of the future, and I think they may be able to pass on a QB at land one here. Wilson had a down year, but I think he has all the skills to be a good starter in the NFL. Matt Barkley is an option as well. LSU’s Kevin Minter and Sam Montgomery would work as well.
35. Eagles – Eric Reid, FS – LSU; *Junior: 6’2″ 212
Lose one Reid, gain another. The Eagles may be able to attract a good UFA to sign, which would change this pick. I think they’ll be attracted to playmaker so Tavon Austin is a guy to watch if he’s available. Geno in the 1st makes sense, but if they pass on him I don’t see another QB being a good fit here. Xavier Rhodes or new personnel for the 3/4 defense are other options here.
36. Lions – Sam Montgomery, DE/OLB – LSU; *Junior: 6’5″ 260
This is a perfect scenario for Detroit. I think a DE in the first is a great option, but to land Montgomery here after pass on an end in the 1st is extremely good value. If Montgomery is gone then Alex Okafor, Eric Reid, or a No.2 WR would be options. If they pass on a CB in the 1st then obviously Banks, X.Rhodes, or another emerging CB will be in play.
37. Bengals (Raiders) – Matt Elam, SS – Florida; *Junior: 5’10″ 202
If Oakland was making the pick, I think Matt Barkley would be a great option, but they’re not. Elam could work his way into the late first round, but he is a nice find for the Bengals after missing on Vaccaro earlier. Xavier Rhodes would make sense, as would: Khaseem Greene, Giovani Bernard, Montee Ball, or Menelik Watson.
38. Arizona – Kevin Minter, MLB – LSU; *Junior: 6’1″ 245
The move back to the 4/3 will require a new MLB (sorry, Stewart Bradley) since Daryl Washington will likely man the weak-side. Minter is likely to be gone, as high as No.20, by now so they’ll also look for an OT like Menelik Watson or Justin Pugh here. Also, if they pass on a QB at No.7 then this could be the spot to land one.
***Browns – FORFEIT (Supplemental Draft – WR Josh Gordon)
39. Jets – Kyle Long, OT/OG – Oregon; Senior: 6’7″ 312
Eric Fisher could be their guy at No.9, but they need to address the line early in this draft. Long is an interesting prospect who has versatility – I’d expect him to be a Top 50 selection. Long played JUCO ball (with Menelik Watson) so he is a bit raw. They’ll also consider some offensive playmakers like Gio Bernard, Montee Ball and Nuk Hopkins. If either Eifert or Ertz were they fall they’d be temped to jump as well. Obviously, Eric Reid and Matt Elam would fill a need, as would a edge-rusher if they pass on one in the 1st round.
40. Titans – Johnathan Jenkins, NT/DT – Georgia; Senior: 6’4″ 358
Jenkins isn’t the ideal fit in their 4/3, but he can move well and will be able to free up other defenders by demanding double-teams. I think Kawann Short (maybe even Bennie Logan) is a strong option too, but Jenkins offers a lot value at this point. If they miss (or pass) on Warmack at No.10 then Kyle Long or Dallas Thomas could be options here.
41. Bills – Ryan Nassib, QB – Syracuse; Senior: 6’2″ 228
It only makes since to grab Nassib here with his Syracuse ties to the new coaching staff. They’ll likely bring in a veteran and groom him as their QB of the future. Barkley could be an option, as will a QB at No.8. If they address the QB spot elsewhere then WR’s DeAndre Hopkins, Justin Hunter and Terrence Williams will be considered here.
42. Dolphins – Justin Hunter, WR – Tennessee; *Junior: 6’4″ 200
I like this pick. Hunter could end up going in the first round, but he has all the tools to make plays as a No.1 for the receiver needy Dolphins. I like his size over and route running over Hopkins, Williams, and Woods. Miami could also be tempted with K.Short, X.Rhodes, M.Watkins, J.Pugh, or one of the available ball-carriers.
43. Tampa Bay – Justin Pugh, OT/OG – Syracuse; *Junior: 6’5″ 298
I was tempted to mock CB Logan Ryan here with Schiano’s Rutgers connection, but they need a RT. Pugh or Watson makes sense, but I like Pugh better for them. I also think that Xavier Rhodes will be tempting, plus Kawann Short offers a lot of value at this point and would give them a nice defensive line rotation.
44. Carolina – Xavier Rhodes, CB – Florida State; *Junior: 6’1″ 218
If either DeAndre Hopkins or Justin Hunter are available I’d feel confident they’d take on or the other, but Xavier Rhodes is a good pick also. Gamble is likely gone, and Munnerlyn is an UFA so adding the talent of Rhodes at this point is a big help. Other players to watch are: Menelik Watson, Jordan Poyer, Blidi Wreh-Wilson, or Arthur Brown.
***Saints – FORFEIT (Bounty Penalty)
45. Chargers – Dallas Thomas, OG/OT – Tennessee; 6’5″ 310
They need all kinds of help along the offensive line so adding Fisher and now Thomas give them a nice left-side (with Gaither moving to RT) combo for the future. I like Thomas a lot and think he could move into first round consideration. I was tempting to consider Matt Barkley, but I think the new regime will give Rivers a chance before drafting a replacement. They’d also consider a CB like Poyer, Ryan, and Wreh-Wilson as well as: Larry Warford, Kawann Short, Arthur Brown, Alex Okafor, and Khaseem Greene.
46. Rams – Khaseem Greene, OLB – Rutgers; Senior: 6’1″ 235
The Rams need an OLB or two and Greene is the best available. I think they’d like a safety too, but Greene is a force that could get first round consideration by some teams. They’re looking for a new DC and if they land Mike Singletary he’d love this guy. They could also consider Arthur Brown, Chase Thomas over Greene based on their board.
47. Dallas – Matt Barkley, QB – USC; Senior: 6’2″ 230
Romo is getting older, and well its time for him to starting winning the big one or they’ll need to find a replacement. Barkley is talented (and Monte Kiffin will probably put in a good word since he just arrived from Southern Cal), but could be gone well before this pick, so while it’s not the biggest priority it’s definitely is good value. If Barkley falls past this spot, the fall will continue unless someone trades up for him (which will likely happen). Dallas will also consider Arthur Brown, Larry Warford, Menelik Watson, a compliment RB for Demarco Murray since Felix Jones is an UFA, or even reach for FS TJ McDonald (who played at USC under new DC Monte Kiffin).
48. Steelers – Arthur Brown, MLB/OLB – Kansas State; Senior: 6’1″ 228
Brown can play on the outside, but even though he is somewhat undersized – he’ll make a good inside-backer for Pittsburgh. Larry Foote will be 33 year and is likely gone as a UFA so not only does Brown fit their style, but helps at a key position. They could be tempted with WR Terrence Williams given the Mike Wallace situation. They may consider Barkley should he fall, but other options might include a RB (if they pass on one at No.17), Kawann Short (or another big bodied defensive lineman), or a CB like Blidi Wreh-Wilson.
49. Giants – Travis Frederick, C/OG – Wisconsin; *Junior: 6’4″ 338
It may be a bit early for him, but I think he is a good prospect. They need to sure up the offensive line, and Frederick offers help at C (for David Baas) or a OG spot (Boothe UFA, Snee injuries). Larry Warford is another strong option if they want to continue addressing the line. Other options include Jordan Poyer, Arthur Brown (if available), or they made to to try and move up to fill a need with Xavier Rhodes, Dallas Thomas, Khaseem Greene, or one of the top TE prospect should they slip out of the first round.
50. Bears – Kawann Short, DT – Purdue; Senior: 6’3″ 308
Short could end up late in Round 1, but Im not a huge fan due to his inconsistent play. At this point he does over good value, and even if they re-sign DT Henry Melton they could still stand to add a DT to use in a rotation. The bears may look to add more offensive line help with Warford or Watson here, and other likely options include: Jordan Poyer, Blidi Wreh-Wilson, Chase Thomas, or them reaching for a player like Jordan Reed or Kevin Reddick.
51. Redskins – Menelik Watson, OT – Florida State; *Junior: 6’5″ 320
The Redskins are making their first selection due to the RGIII trade last season, which worked out well. Griffin is expected to return at full strength from a knee injury suffered in January and Washington seems to be on the right path finally. Headed into the offseason the Redskins are faced with RT and LG problems on the offensive line since LG Kory Lichtensteiger and RT’s Jammal Brown and Tyler Polumbus so addressing those area’s will be key to Robert Griffin’s return. I could see the Skin being more comfortable with Oday Aboushi, but Watson is a rising player in this years draft. He may work his way into Round 1 and rightfully so – he is a tremendous athlete (basketball and boxing) who has good foot and a nice first step. His downfall is – he originally wanted to be a basketball player, so he lacks a lot of quality college start having only played 1 year at Florida State as a JUCO transfer. As a RT, Watson would be a steal at this point. The Skins will have a tough decision to make with TE Fred Davis (an UFA after being franchised last year) so they could be looking for depth at TE at some point. Defensively they’ll be looking for help at the linebacking positions, a FS since Madieu Williams is an UFA, and depth a CB. Adam Carriker is return from a 2012 injury, but he is also an UFA (so is Kedric Gholston) this offseason. I think a player like Margus Hunt, Alex Okafor, or even Corey Lemonier could be in play if Watson is gone. I know DeAngelo Hall is likely to take a pay-cut to stick around, but there should be some quality CB’s for Washington to choose from at this spot as well. However, since RGIII’s health is the key factor heading into the 2013 season I think a player of Watson’s caliber (even Larry Watford, or another offensive lineman) is the way to go.
Needs: RT, FS, 3/4 OLB, CB, LG, MLBx2, TE, SS, WRx2, C
DE/DT Phillip Merling
TE DeAngelo Peterson
52. Vikings – Alex Okafor, DE/OLB – Texas; Senior: 6’5″ 260
If they address the WR spot in Round 1 they’ll be looking for defensive help here. Okafor will add some youth to the position since Jared Allen is 31 years old and Brian Robison is 30 years old. They still need help at LB and a DT like Bennie Logan might not be a bad choice either. LT Phil Loadholt is an UFA and they could use some help along the interior line as well so keep an eye on Kyle Long or Menelik Watson should they fall – and Larry Warford will be a prospect that’ll be considered as well.
53. Bengals – Giovani Bernard, RB – UNC; **Sophomore: 5’10″ 205
GJGE will be around, but they’ll need a nice compliment back in this up-and-coming attack. Bernard is dynamic, but he’ll be challenged by Montee Ball, Joseph Randle, and even Marcus Lattimore as the next RB off the board behind Lacy. This is their 3rd pick, so they have options depending on what direction they go with the first two – that’ll include: Jordan Poyer, Corey Lemonier, Chase Thomas, Tank Carradine, and Desmond Trufant.
54. Dolphins (Colts) – Jordan Poyer, CB – Oregon State; Senior: 6’0″ 182
I’m not sure what is going to happen with UFA Sean Smith demanding so much money, but even if he is re-signed then they still need to upgrade the CB spot. Miami has a good amount of early picks so they may be able to make some moves if need be. Desmond Trufant and Blidi Wreh-Wilson will also be options here. They could use a RB here as well.
55. Packers – Bennie Logan, DT – LSU; *Junior: 6’3″ 295
Behind BJ Raji they really don’t have much depth. Logan isn’t the ideal big bodied NT, so going with Brandon Williams could be an option as well. I think Logan offers good value here, although I could see them going with a different prospect too: Montee Ball, Oday Aboushi, or Terrence Williams lead the list.
56. Seattle – Chase Thomas, OLB – Stanford; Senior: 6’4″ 242
They need to upgrade the WOLB spot and overall linebacking depth and they’ll have some options here. I think Thomas is the best available, but Sio Moore or Sean Porter are both strong candidates as well. Terrence Williams will will be a nice addition, as well as Bennie Logan or Oday Aboushi should they go a different direction.
57. Texans – Terrence Williams, WR – Baylor; Senior: 6’2″ 205
Andre Johnson and Kevin Walters will both be 32 years old next season, Posey is coming off an ACL, and Keshawn Martin is only a slot option – so adding a quality wideout will be an early priority. It seems a bit low for Williams, but I think I think receivers in general could slide a little lower than expected. DeAndre Hopkins will be an option also. If they see value in a NT for their 3/4 scheme they’d be tempted, and with a guy like Oday Aboushi as well.
58. Denver – Larry Warford, OG – Kentucky; Senior: 6’3″ 342
I mentioned before they may look to replace 30 year old RG Chris Kuper (scheduled to make $4.5Million base salary in 2013) who coming off two surgeries. Warford could be that guy, or at least a backup option who offers pretty good value here. If Travis Frederick is available he’d be tempting too. They may be interested in a MLB, but they can wait on that.
59. Patriots – Datone Jones, DE – UCLA; Senior: 6’4″ 280
Jones is a guy to keep an eye on because he is quietly moving up boards. They need to add a 4/3 DE to help with their pass rush – although they could value Armond Armstead as that guy. If they pass on a WR in Round 1 they could potentially land one here, and they’ll also consider prospect for secondary help (Trufant, Poyer, and Phillip Thomas).
60. Falcons – Montee Ball, RB – Wisconsin; Senior: 5’11″ 215
Atlanta will have their pick at whichever RB they fill best fits their scheme. I like Ball over Randle, Ellington, Lattimore, and Jamison. Turner likely won’t be back and Quizz Rodgers can;t be relied on as an every-down guy. If they decide to wait on a different ball carrier, then a DE like Datone Jones or Corey Lemonier makes a lot of sense – and they couldn’y go wrong with an offensive lineman either.
61. 49ers – DeAndre ‘Nuk’ Hopkins, WR – Clemson; *Junior: 6’1″ 200
I though Hopkins made sense at No.31, so it’s a miracle they’d land him here. Hopkins could fall, but its likely he’s deep ball ability will entice someone before now. Kaepernick would appreciate the pick though, and he’s just what that offense needs. They could decide on another WR if he’s gone, or look to guys like: Margus Hunt, Tank Carradine, Logan Ryan, Blidi Wreh-Wilson, or a NT should they miss/pass on one in the first round.
62. Ravens – Jonathan Bostic, MLB – Florida; Senior: 6’1″ 245
Bostic seems like a bit of a reach, but I think he’ll go anywhere from the No.48 to No.90 – so get familiar with the name. He has a great season at Florida and in a weak MLB class he’s a nice fit for Baltimore to (try to) replace Ray Lewis. If they pass on a MLB in the first and miss on value for one here, then the 3rd and 4th round will offer some decent MLB options. Other guys to consider are Travis Frederick, Oday Aboushi, Phillip Thomas, Baccari Rambo, Corey Lemonier or a WR (if they don’t take one in the first).
63. Chiefs – Corey Lemonier, DE/OLB – Auburn; *Junior: 6’3″ 245
64. Jaguars – Cornellius ‘Tank’ Carradine, DE – Florida State; Senior: 6’4″ 265
65. Lions – Sio Moore, OLB – U Conn; Senior: 6’1″ 240
66. Raiders – Desmond Trufant, CB – Washington; Senior: 5’11″ 190
67. Eagles – Blidi Wreh-Wilson, CB – U Conn; Senior: 6’1″ 192
68. Browns – David Amerson, CB/S – NC State; *Junior: 6’2″ 195
69. Arizona – Oday Aboushi, OT – Virginia; Senior: 6’6′ 310
70. Titans – Joseph Randle, RB – Oklahoma State; *Junior: 6’0″ 200
71. Bills – Aaron Dobson, WR – Marshall; Senior: 6’3″ 205
72. Jets – Jordan Reed, TE – Florida; *Junior: 6’3″ 242
73. Tampa Bay – Logan Ryan, CB – Rutgers; *Junior: 6’0″ 190
74. 49ers (Carolina) – Margus Hunt, DE/DT – SMU; Senior: 6’8″ 278
75. Saints – Chris Faulk, OT – LSU; *Junior: 6’5″ 325
76. Chargers – Tyler Bray, QB – Tennessee; *Junior: 6’5″ 215
77. Dolphins – Marcus Lattimore, RB – South Carolina; *Junior: 6’0″ 220
78. Rams – Jonathan Cyprien, SS – Florida International; Senior: 6’0″ 210
79. Steelers – Brandon Williams, DT/NT – Missouri Southern St; Senior: 6’2″ 340
80. Dallas – Robert Woods, WR – USC; *Junior: 6’1″ 190
81. Giants – Sean Porter, OLB – Texas A&M; Senior: 6’1″ 230
82. Dolphins (Bears) – Brennan Williams, OT – UNC; Senior: 6’7″ 315
83. Vikings – Andre Ellington, RB – Clemson; Senior: 5’9″ 192
84. Bengals – John Simon, OLB/DE – Ohio State; Senior: 6’2″ 255
85. Redskins – Phillip Thomas, FS – Fresno State; Senior: 6’1″ 210
86. Colts – Brandon Jenkins, OLB/DE – Florida State; Senior: 6’3″ 260
87. Seattle – Akeem Spence, DT – Illinois; *Junior: 6’1″ 305
88. Packers – Christine Michael, RB – Texas A&M; Senior: 5’10″ 222
89. Texans – David Bakhtiari, OT/OG – Colorado; *Junior: 6’4″ 295
90. Denver – Markus Wheaton, WR – Oregon State; Senior: 6’0″ 182
91. Patriots – Will Davis, CB – Utah State; Senior: 5’11″ 182
92. Falcons – Malliciah Goodman, DE – Clemson; Senior: 6’4″ 272
93. 49ers – Bacarri Rambo, FS – Georgia; Senior: 6’1″ 215
94. Ravens – Tony Jefferson, FS – Oklahoma; *Junior: 5’11″ 212
95. Jaguars – Jawan Jamison, RB – Rutgers; **Sophomore: 5’8″ 200
96. Chiefs – Kiko Alonso, MLB/OLB – Oregon; Senior: 6’3″ 242
97. Raiders – Jelani Jenkins, OLB – Florida; *Junior: 6’0″ 235
98. Eagles – Ace Sanders, WR/RB/KR – South Carolina; *Junior: 5’8″ 175
99. Vikings (Lions) – TJ McDonald, FS – USC; Senior: 6’2″ 210
100. Arizona – Jamie Collins, OLB – Southern Mississippi; Senior: 6’2″ 245
101. Browns – Brian Winters, OG/OT – Kent State; Senior: 6’5″ 310
102. Bills – Travis Kelce, TE – Cincinnati; Senior: 6’5″ 260
103. Jets – Kevin Reddick, MLB/OLB – UNC; Senior: 6’2″ 245
104. Titans – William Gholston, DE/DT – Michigan State; *Junior 6’6″ 278
105. Carolina – Da’Rick Rodgers, WR – Tennessee Tech; *Junior: 6’3″ 208
106. Saints – Shawn Williams, SS – Georgia; Senior: 6’0″ 215
107. Chargers – Robert Alford, CB – SE Louisiana; Senior: 5’10″ 185
108. Dolphins – Stedman Bailey, WR – WVU; *Junior: 5’10″ 195
109. Tampa Bay – Landry Jones, QB – Oklahoma; Senior: 6’4″ 220
110. Rams – Le’Veon Bell, RB – Michigan State; *Junior: 6’2″ 244
111. Dallas – Alvin Bailey, OG – Arkansas; *Junior: 6’5″ 315
112. Steelers – Cobi Hamilton, WR – Arkansas; Senior: 6’2″ 210
113. Giants – Jamar Taylor, CB – Boise State; Senior: 5’11″ 192
114. Bears – Nico Johnson, MLB – Alabama; Senior: 6’2″ 250
115. Bengals – Tharold Simon, CB – LSU; *Junior: 6’2″ 192
116. Redskins – Dion Sims, TE – Michigan State; *Junior: 6’5″ 285
117. Vikings – Zaviar Gooden, OLB – Missouri; Senior: 6’2″ 232
118. Colts – Darius Slay, CB – Mississippi State; Senior: 6’1″ 190
119. Packers – Gerald Hodges, OLB – Penn State; Senior: 6’1″ 240
120. Seattle – Ricky Wagner, OT – Wisconsin; Senior: 6’6″ 318
121. Texans – Robert Lester, SS – Alabama; Senior: 6’1″ 212
122. Denver – Stepfan Taylor, RB – Stanford; Senior: 5’11″ 215
123. Tampa Bay (Patriots) – Kenny Stills, WR – Oklahoma; *Junior: 6’0″ 190
124. Falcons – Brian Schwenke, C – California; Senior: 6’3″ 305
125. 49ers – Vance McDonald, TE – Rice; Senior: 6’4″ 260
126. Ravens – Khaled Holmes, C – USC; Senior: 6’3″ 305
127. Chiefs – Tyrann Mathieu, CB/S/KR – LSU (XXX); *Junior: 5’9″ 180
128. Jaguars – EJ Manuel, QB – Florida State; Senior: 6’4″ 240
129. Eagles – Kenjon Barner, RB – Oregon; Senior: 5’11″ 192
130. Lions – JC Tretter, OG/C – Cornell; Senior: 6’4″ 300
131. Seattle (Raiders) – Lavar Edwards, DE – LSU; Senior: 6’4″ 258
132. Browns – Michael Buchanan, OLB/DE – Illinois; Senior: 6’5″ 252
133. Arizona – Duke Williams, SS/CB – Nevada; Senior: 5’11″ 200
134. Jets – Hugh Thornton, OG – Illinois; Senior: 6’4″ 310
135. Titans – Micah Hyde, FS/CB – Iowa; Senior: 6’0″ 195
136. Bills – DeVonte Holloman, OLB/SS – South Carolina; Senior: 6’2″ 245
137. Saints – Marquise Goodwin, WR – Texas; Senior: 5’9″ 180
138. Chargers – Johnathan Franklin, RB – UCLA; Senior: 5’10″ 198
139. Dolphins – Everett Dawkins, DT – Florida State; Senior: 6’2″ 288
140. Tampa Bay – Zeke Motta, FS – Notre Dame; Senior: 6’2″ 215
141. Carolina – Trevardo Williams, OLB – U Conn; Senior: 6’1″ 235
142. Rams – DJ Swearinger, FS – South Carolina; Senior: 5’11″ 210
143. Steelers – Zac Dysert, QB – Miami (OH); Senior: 6’3″ 228
144. Dallas – Jordan Mills, OT – Louisiana Tech; Senior: 6’5″ 315
145. Giants – A.J. Klein, MLB – Iowa State; Senior: 6’1″ 245
146. Bears – Gavin Escobar, TE – San Diego State; *Junior: 6’5″ 255
147. Vikings – Jordan Hill, DT – Penn State; Senior: 6’2″ 295
148. Bengals – Xavier Nixon, OT – Florida; Senior: 6’5″ 315
149. Redskins – Leon McFadden, CB – San Diego State; Senior: 5’10″ 190
150. 49ers (Colts) – Lerentee McCray, OLB/DE – Florida; Senior: 6’2″ 248
151. Seattle – Marquess Wilson, WR – Washington State; *Junior: 6’3″ 188
152. Packers – David Quessenberry, OT – San Jose State; Senior: 6’5″ 295
153. Texans – Kwame Geathers, DT/NT – Georgia; *Junior: 6’5″ 355
154. Denver – Devin Taylor, DE – South Carolina; Senior: 6’7″ 275
155. Redskins (Patriots) – Michael Mauti, MLB/OLB – Penn State; Senior: 6’2″ 235
156. Falcons – JJ Wilcox, SS – Georgia Southern; Senior: 5’11″ 215
157. 49ers – Graham Pocic, C/OG – Illinois; Senior: 6’5″ 310
158. Ravens – Terron Armstead, OT – Arkansas-Pine Bluff; Senior: 6’5″ 308
159. Jaguars – Keith Pough, OLB – Howard; Senior: 6’2″ 240
160. Chiefs – Tavarres King, WR – Georgia; Senior: 6’1″ 190
161. Raiders – BW Webb, CB – William & Mary; Senior: 5’10″ 182
162. Browns (Eagles) – Reid Fragel, OT – Ohio State; Senior: 6’7″ 302
163. Lions – David Bass, DE – Missouri Western St.; Senior: 6’4″ 262
164. Arizona – Denard Robinson, WR/QB/RB/CB – Michigan; Senior: 5’11″ 198
165. Browns – Ryan Swope WR – Texas A&M; Senior: 6’0″ 205
166. Bills – Lonnie Pryor, FB – Florida State; Senior: 6’0″ 230
167. Jets – Mike Gillislee, RB – Florida; Senior: 5’11″ 210
168. Arizona (Vikings via Titans) – Nickell Robey, CB – USC; *Junior: 5’8″ 170
169. Carolina – Dwayne Gratz, CB – U Conn; Senior: 5’11″ 200
170. Saints – Montori Hughes, DT/NT – Tennessee-Martin; Senior: 6’4″ 328
171. Chargers – Manase Foketi, OT – West Texas A&M; Senior: 6’5″ 332
172. 49ers (Dolphins) – Quinn Sharp, P/K – Oklahoma State; Senior: 6’1″ 205
173. Tampa Bay – Josh Boyd, DT – Mississippi State; Senior: 6’3″ 310
174. Rams – Braxston Cave, C – Notre Dame; Senior: 6’3″ 305
175. Dallas – Ray Graham, RB – Pittsburgh; Senior: 5’9″ 192
176. Steelers – Sanders Commings, CB/S – Georgia; Senior: 6’0″ 222
177. Giants – Levine Toilolo, TE – Stanford; *Junior: 6’7″ 265
178. Bears – Travis Long, OLB – Washington State; Senior: 6’4″ 245
179. Arizona (Vikings) – Stansly Maponga, DE – TCU; *Junior: 6’2″ 265
180. Bengals – Matt Scott, QB – Arizona; Senior: 6’2″ 202
181. Redskins – Earl Watford, OG – James Madison; Senior: 6’4″ 300
182. Colts – Omoregie Uzzi, OG – Georgia Tech; Senior: 6’3″ 302
183. Packers – Chris Harper, WR – Kansas State; Senior: 6’1″ 225
184. Seattle – Adrian Bushell, CB – Louisville; Senior: 5’11″ 188
185. Texans – Dennis Johnson, RB – Arkansas; Senior: 5’8″ 212
186. Eagles (Denver) – Ryan Otten, TE – San Jose State; Senior: 6’5″ 245
187. Bengals (Patriots) – Spencer Nealy, DT/DE – Texas A&M; Senior: 6’5″ 278
188. Falcons – John Wetzel, OT – Boston College; Senior: 6’7″ 312
189. 49ers – Steve Beauharnais, MLB – Rutgers; Senior: 6’1″ 235
190. Ravens – Cory Grissom, DT/NT – South Florida; Senior: 6’1″ 312
Next In Line:
Brad Sorensen, QB – Southern Utah; Senior: 6’4″ 235
Colby Cameron, QB – Louisiana Tech; Senior: 6’2″ 210
Theo Riddick, RB/WR/KR – Notre Dame; Senior: 5’11″ 200
Knile Davis, RB – Arkansas; *Junior: 6’0″ 225
Cierre Wood, RB – Notre Dame; *Junior: 6’0″ 215
Kerwynn Williams, RB – Utah State; Senior: 5’8″ 195
Zach Line, FB – SMU; Senior: 6’0″ 232
Conner Vernon, WR – Duke; Senior: 6’1″ 200
Aaron Mellette, WR – Elon; Senior: 6’3″ 218
Rodney Smith, WR – Florida State; Senior: 6’5″ 220
Josh Boyce, WR – TCU; *Junior: 5’11″ 202
Joseph Fauria, TE – UCLA; Senior: 6’7″ 258
Nick Kasa, TE – Colorado; Senior: 6’5″ 260
Chris Gragg, TE – Arkansas; Senior: 6’3″ 238
Michael Williams, TE – Alabama; Senior: 6’5″ 272
Garrett Gilkey, OT/OG – Chadron State; Senior: 6’6″ 325
Braden Brown, OT – BYU; Senior: 6’6″ 305
Rogers Gaines, OT – Tennessee State; Senior: 6’6″ 320
Oscar Johnson, OT – Louisiana Tech; Senior: 6’6″ 330
Tanner Hawkinson, OT – Kansas; Senior: 6’5″ 305
Nick Becton, OT – Virginia Tech; Senior: 6’6″ 318
Sam Brenner, OG – Utah; Senior: 6’2″ 308
Travis Bond, OG – UNC; Senior: 6’6″ 340
Jeff Baca, OG – UCLA; Senior: 6’3″ 305
Braden Hansen, OG/C – BYU; Senior: 6’5″ 308
Blaize Foltz, OG – TCU; Senior: 6’3″ 328
Dalton Freeman, C – Clemson; Senior: 6’4″ 290
TJ Johnson, C – South Carolina; Senior: 6’5′ 318
Mario Benavides, C – Louisville; Senior: 6’4″ 282
Cornelius Washington, DE/OLB – Georgia; Senior: 6’4″ 265
Joe Kruger, DE/DT – Utah; *Junior: 6’6″ 280
Eric Martin, DE – Nebraska; Senior: 6’2″ 250
Travis Johnson, DE/OLB – San Jose State; Senior: 6’2″ 250
Quanterus Smith, DE – Western Kentucky; Senior: 6’5″ 248
Anthony McCloud, DT – Florida State; Senior: 6’2″ 310
William Campbell, DT – Michigan; Senior: 6’5″ 318
TJ Barnes, DT/NT – Georgia Tech; Senior: 6’6″ 378
Gilbert Pena, DT/NT – Mississippi; Senior: 6’2″ 335
Abry Jones, DT/DE – Georgia; Senior: 6’3″ 308
Etienne Sabino, OLB – Ohio State; Senior: 6’3″ 238
Meshak Williams, OLB/DE – Kansas State; Senior: 6’2″ 245
John Lotulelei, OLB – UNLV; Senior: 6’0″ 235
Brandon Sharpe, OLB/DE – Syracuse; Senior: 6’1″ 252
Bruce Taylor, MLB – Virginia Tech; Senior: 6’1″ 238
Vince Williams, MLB – Florida State; Senior: 6’1″ 248
Albert Rosette, MLB – Nevada; Senior: 6’2″ 245
Nick Clancy, MLB – Boston College; Senior: 6’2″ 235
Terry Hawthorne, CB – Illinois; Senior: 6’0″ 195
Marc Anthony, CB – California; Senior: 5’11″ 190
Brandon McGee, CB – Miami (FL); Senior: 5’11″ 195
Rod Sweeting, CB – Georgia Tech; Senior: 5’11″ 182
Josh Johnson, CB – Purdue; Senior: 5’10″ 198
Steve Williams, CB – California; *Junior: 5’10″ 185
Johnny Adams, CB – Michigan State; Senior: 5’11″ 178
Josh Evans, FS – Florida; Senior: 6’1″ 205
Bradley McDougald, FS – Kansas; Senior: 6’0″ 208
Rashard Hall, FS – Clemson; Senior: 6’1″ 212
Rontez Miles, FS – California (PA); Senior: 6’0″ 198
Shamarko Thomas, SS – Syracuse; Senior: 5’9″ 215
Earl Wolff, SS – NC State; Senior: 5’11″ 205
Cooper Taylor, SS – Richmond; Senior: 6’4″ 228
Ray Ray Armstrong, SS – Faulkner College; Senior: 6’4″ 215
Brad Wing, P – LSU; **Sophomore: 6’4″ 185
Jeff Locke, P – UCLA; Senior: 6’1″ 215
Dustin Hopkins, K – Florida State; Senior: 6’2″ 190
Caleb Sturgis, K – Florida; Senior: 5’10″ 185