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2013 NFL Mock Draft – April Edition 3.0

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Thanks so much for taking your time to read my ideas. My goal is to to be fair, accurate, and informative and I hope you can appreciate the time and thought I’ve invested in making this…worth your time.

We’re nearly there – 1 more week. I figured I’d take another crack at solving this puzzle. I think it could be a crazy Round 1 with so many unpredictable and varying reports regarding prospect value, so a lot is really still up in the air. Typically by now there is more of a consensus, but that is not the case for 2013.

I will be projecting trades once again to give a more accurate view of what “may” transpire a week from now.

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Once again, the ultimate goal is to try an find true value. In this mock I am pretending to be GM of all 32 teams and making the best decision (without bias) on what a likely scenario could be not only for the short-term, but long-term of the organization based on various factors, such as: needs, depth chart, competition, scheme and finances.

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*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 4.0 (5 Rounds)
**1st Round Explanation of Picks
***Brief 2nd Round Description
****12 Projected TRADES

April 18, 2013

1st Round:

1. Chiefs (2-14) – Luke Joeckel, OT – Texas A&M; *Junior 6’6″ 306
Detroit or Miami could consider moving up, but ultimately if they want an OT they should probably just go ahead and get him here. I think Joeckel, Fisher, and Johnson are all in play, but it appears that Joeckel is the leader at this point. If they move down with Detroit the Lions could be interested in Milliner or one of these OT as well, the same would go for Miami. I wouldn’t be surprised with any of the 3 offensive tackles here, or if they move down (and are still within striking distance) – but a new No.1 overall LT would likely mean that Branden Albert is dealt in the process, so keep an eye on him heading to a team like San Diego for pick No.45 (or whomever) if they fail to land a LT early in this draft.
Needs: RT, 3/4 LILB, 3/4 OLB, LG, 3/4 DE, FS, RB, FB
Depth: 3/4 DE, WR, 3/4 OLB, 3/4 ILB, OT, C, TE

2. Jaguars (2-14) – DeMarcus ‘Dee’ Milliner, CB – Alabama; *Junior: 6’0″ 201
The Lions may covet Milliner, but they probably have too many other needs to actually make a move that would result in giving up multiple picks (they currently have 8 in 2013). I think thats Jacksonville’s main need is CB, but it’s only easy to consider Dion Jordan or one of the premiere offensive tackles. I think they’d ultimately like to move down within a range of securing Milliner or Jordan and adding picks, most likely with a team desiring Eric Fisher. I have a hard time believing they can pass on Milliner (despite ball-skill concerns) here.
Needs: CBx2, 4/3 LOLB, RT, RB, SS, No.2 WR, 4/3 DT, QB, RG, TE
Depth: 4/3 OLB, S, WR, KR, 4/3 DT, C, 4/3 DE, OG, CB, FB, MLB

3. PT1 DOLPHINS (From Raiders (4-12) – Eric Fisher, OT – Central Michigan; Senior: 6’7″ 306
Miami has plenty of picks to warrant making a move up, so if they can’t work something out with Kansas City for Branden Albert then they may be left with no other choice but to move up since neither Joeckel, Fisher, or Johnson will be available at No.12 overall. I doubt Jonathan Martin can be an effective protecting the blind-side of the young QB so they’ll need to keep him at RT and find Jake Long’s replacement this way. If they land Albert, they still could make such a move for a guy like Milliner. Oakland would consider Sharrif Floyd (or Milliner) most likely, but if they can move down I think they will in order to add more picks.
Needs: LT/RT, No.1 RB, 4/3 RDT, OG, 4/3 DE, CB, FS, TE
Depth: Pass-Rushers, S, 4/3 DT, MLB, CB, WR, OT, OG, KR

PT1:
Dolphins Get: 1-3 and 6-172
Raiders Get: 1-12, 2-42, 3-82, 5-146, and OG John Jerry (1 year, $1.5M)

4. Eagles (4-12) – Geno Smith, QB – WVU; Senior: 6’2″ 218
I didn’t want to do it, but I truly believe it could happen. It already seems like there is a QB controversy forming, so it’d only make sense for Chip Kelly to add a guy he feels comfortable running his offense. Smith is used to a fast-paced style and would be in position to sit for a year (or until he is ready this season) with Vick in the fold. I think guys like Lane Johnson, Star Lotulelei, and Dion Jordan would all be strong options as well, but unless they are able to move down this may be where they have to reach for him.
Needs: 3/4 LDE, LT/RT, CB, 3/4 NT, Offensive-Speed, C
Depth: QB, RB, 3/4 DE, WR, OG, OT, P, 3/4 NT, 3/4 OLB

5. PT2 ARIZONA (From Lions (4-12) – Lane Johnson, OT – Oklahoma; Senior: 6’6″ 303
It’d probably make sense for Detroit to select Johnson themselves, but not everything that seems logical always happens in the draft – especially considering they have other needs to address. Arizona needs a left tackle and with the pressure that San Diego may be trying to move up ahead of them the Cardinals have to make the move to secure Johnson. Johnson is fast-riser up boards and will likely be a Top 7 selection, but definitely fits well in Arizona. They’ll move Levi Brown to the RT spot, or possibly even a OG position.
Needs: LT, SS, 4/3 OLB, OG, Speed-WR, C, 4/3 DT
Depth: OT, FS, WR, 4/3 DE, TE, CB, RB, QB, MLB

PT2:
Arizona Gets: 1-5
Lions Get: 1-7 and 3-69

6. PT3 CAROLINA (From Browns (5-11) – Sharrif Floyd, DT/DE – Florida; *Junior: 6’3″ 297
They’re probably hoping they can move down and acquire a few more picks, but they’ll likely need one of the offensive tackles to be available in order to generate much trade-talk. I think they’ll likely hope that Milliner would fall this far, but if not they’ll look for any deal they can get. The Panthers needs to rebuild there defensive line so it’d make sense for them to jump at the chance to land Floyd. Giving up Beason isn’t ideal, but they need to shred some money off their books and Cleveland is a team with enough cap space to absorb his contract (although I’m sure it’d be restructured) and is in need of another ILB for they’re new 3/4 look. Floyd would give them a dominate force on the interior, and the move free’s up some finances for them moving forward. Tampa Bay may also be interested in making a move for Floyd if he falls outside of the Top 5 (and they don’t trade away pick No.13 for Revis).
Needs: No.1 WR, 4/3 DTx2, CB, FS, RT, RG, TE, Big-WR
Depth: 4/3 OLB, OG, WR, 4/3 DE, 4/3 MLB, 4/3 DT, DB

PT3:
Carolina Gets: 1-6 and 2014 5th Round (conditional)
Browns Get: 1-13, 4-108, and ILB Jon Beason (4 years, $40M)

7. PT2 LIONS (From Arizona (5-11) – Dion Jordan, DE/OLB – Oregon; Senior: 6’6″ 248
They missed on the OT’s by moving down a couple spots, but Jordan also fills a huge need. I see him as more of a fit as the SOLB in their 4/3 but he does have the ability to play DE as well. I’d expect Detroit to continue to add edge-defenders with later picks as they look to replace Cliff Avril and Kyle Vanden Bosch. They need to add pass-rushers and wherever Jordan lines up he’ll be a players that demands attention. I don’t see them reaching for Fluker, Watson, or a CB if they move down in this scenario, but either of the two OG prospects could draw interest if they choice not to go with Jordan, Mingo, or Ansah.
Needs: LT/RT, 4/3 DEx2, CB, No.2 WR, RG, 4/3 SOLB, C, K, KR, P
Depth: OG, 4/3 DE, OT, S, WR, 4/3 OLB, CB, TE, FB

8. PT4 FALCONS (From Bills (6-10) – Chance Warmack, OG – Alabama; Senior: 6’2″ 317
Well it’s been talked about the Falcons moving up. The Falcons made a move similar back in 2011 with Cleveland to land another Alabama player (WR Julio Jones). I think Atlanta could move up, although while it may not be this high (or for this player) – I think it certainly makes sense. RT Tyson Clabo is gone and RG Peter Konz is moving to C to replace Todd McClure who retired so their offensive line is a bit of a concern. Its also noted that they’ll be investing big money into Matt Ryan in the near future so making sure he is protected is very important. They need help at CB so Milliner could be on the radar in such a move, as might a player like Barkevious Mingo – but Warmack may be the only All-Pro caliber player in this entire class. It’s a lot to give up, especially to move this high to take an interior lineman – but again, Warmack is an All-Pro caliber player and they don’t come by too often. In fact, Atlanta does’t have a whole lot of extra salary cap space so adding Warmack at this reasonable rookie-rate is not only a steal, but a good financial investment. In moving down, Buffalo adds picks and positions themselves to get players they covet by making other moves – maybe Ryan Nassib at No.30 overall now.
Needs: RG, CB, RT, TE, 4/3 DE, 4/3 OLB, Slot-WR, MLB
Depth: 4/3 DT, C, RB, OG, S, QB, OT, KR

PT4:
Falcons Get: 1-8 and CB Ron Brooks
Bills Get: 1-30, 2-60, 4-127, 2014 2nd Round, and 2014 5th Round

9. Jets (6-10) – DJ Fluker, OT/OG – Alabama; *Junior: 6’5″ 339
The Jets need pass-rushing help and they could opt for Ansah, Jones, or Mingo. Ansah and Mingo may seem like better options, but because they are a little raw and carry the ‘potenital’ term I think they could slide a bit further than expected. Jones was once considered the best player in the entire draft and would probably be the other choice over Ansah or Mingo if they went with an edge rusher. They need to improve the offensive line and Fluker projects to be a nice RT in the NFL. I think that Kenny Vaccaro, Jonathan Cooper, or Jarvis Jones would be the other likely options here, but they have to give Sanchez some protection.
Needs: 3/4 OLBx2, RT, OGx2, No.1 RB, SS, TE, No.1 WR, 3/4 LILB, FS, 3/4 NT
Depth: CB, Pass-Rushers, QB, OT, S, OG 3/4 DE, WR, K, FB

10. Titans (6-10) – Jonathan Cooper, OG/C – UNC; Senior: 6’2″ 311
The Titans added Andy Levitre this offseason, but still could use another piece to secure the offensive line. They may prefer Warmack, but they’ll be extremely happy with Cooper as well. He and Levitre would form a nice guard-combo for the next years to come, and certainly help with the running game. Tennessee may be in a position to trade down if they miss on either Warmack or Cooper, or they could take the best defender – although, it’d seem like they’d have to reach to fill a need other than offensive guard.
Needs: RG, CB, 4/3 DE, RT, WR, TE, RG/C, 4/3 DT, FB
Depth: OG, S, 4/3 OLB, OT, 4/3 MLB, C, RB

11. PT5 DALLAS (From Chargers (7-9) – Sylvester Williams, DT/DE – UNC; Senior: 6’3″ 313
Free’s contract is horrible (he’ll likely be asked to restructure in a move), so Dallas will be glad to include him in any deal – but for the Chargers it’d a better option than anyone else they may be able to acquire to help their offensive line. San Diego could choose to select Menelik Watson (or Fluker if available) themselves, but getting Free and a few extra picks seems like a good alternative. Dallas is moving back into a 4/3 scheme and while they have high hopes for Jason Hatcher as a DT, they need other options to make the defensive a successful one. If Dallas is able to trade Free (or include him in a deal to move up) they’ll almost certainly be targeting a replacement for him at RT so Fluker or Watson could be on their radar in such a move, as well as players like Kenny Vaccaro, Sheldon Richardson, or one of the offensive guard prospects. Williams is a bit undervalued but it should be unexpected that he comes off the board before Lotulelei or Richardson – the Cowboys need to add scheme friendly front-four players.
Needs: FS, Slot-WR, RT, RB, OG, 4/3 DT, 4/3 OLB, TE
Depth: LB, 4/3 DE, CB, QB, OT/OG, C, S, WR

PT5:
Dallas Gets: 1-11 and 2014 6th Round (conditional)
Chargers Get: 1-18, 4-115, and OT Doug Free (4 years, $40M)

12. PT1 RAIDERS (From Dolphins (7-9) – Star Lotulelei, DT/NT/DE – Utah; Senior: 6’3″ 311
I could see Lotulelei being a Top 5 pick, but nonetheless its a nice addition for Oakland given that they moved down so far and were still able to land a players they’d have considered with their original pick. There are a lot of questions, mainly health, regarding Star – but he could the best defensive prospect in the entire draft when its all said and done. The Raiders have a whole new look defensive with their offseason additions, but Pat Sims and Vance Walker won’t make them waffle on someone of his talent. If the Raiders stay at No.3 overall they’ll likely consider Floyd, Milliner, or Lotulelei there – or may consider Richardson, Rhodes, Eifert, or Ansah in such a move down to a spot like this.
Needs: 4/3 DTx2, CB, No.1 WR, TE, 4/3 LDE, LG, LT/RT, P, FS
Depth: Pass-Rushers, 4/3 DT, OG, 4/3 MLB, OT, 4/3 OLB, S, WR, 4/3 DE

13. PT6 JETS (From Tampa Bay (7-9) – Jarvis Jones, OLB/DE – Georgia; *Junior: 6’2″ 245
I think the Revis to Tampa trade will happen. If the Jets acquire this pick it’ll the heavily influenced on what they do with pick No.9 overall, but I think that Jones could be the best option. Jones would be a nice fit in their defensive scheme and despite the injury concerns (which are no longer an issue) he is a more proven option than guys like Ansah or Mingo. I don’t discount the fact that Mingo would be a good fit as well, and with them bringing back Calvin Pace it’s clear they’ll target a premiere edge rusher with an early pick – I just like Jones’ fit over other options. Kenny Vaccaro and Cordarrelle Patterson may also be mentioned, or an offensive line prospect if they don’t pick one at No.9.
Needs: 3/4 OLBx2, RT, OGx2, No.1 RB, SS, TE, No.1 WR, 3/4 LILB, FS, 3/4 NT
Depth: CB, Pass-Rushers, QB, OT, S, OG 3/4 DE, WR, K, FB

PT6:
Jets Get: 1-13 (other picks as well)
Tampa Bay Gets: CB Darrelle Revis

14. PT3 BROWNS (From Carolina (7-9) – EJ Manuel, QB – Florida State; Senior: 6’5″ 237
It’ll seem a bit early for Manuel, just as it did a few years back when Minnesota selected another Seminoles QB Christian Ponder in the Top 15 of the draft. The Browns didn’t have a chance at Geno Smith even if they did have an interest, but I think that they’ll definitely consider a new QB with an early pick in this draft. Brandon Weeden is going to get the first crack at winning the job, but he’ll be 30 years old in October and hasn’t seemed to won over the new regime in Cleveland. Manuel seems like a better fit for their offense over other prospects they could pursue in the draft – and without a 2nd round selection they have to make the move to secure him now. If the Browns are able to trade back and gain some picks, I think it makes a lot of sense for them to target a QB, but they would also have to consider prospects like Kenny Vaccaro, Tavon Austin, Ziggy Ansah, Sheldon Richardson, and Xavier Rhodes in such a move down to this part of the draft.
Needs: LDE, FS, No.2 CB, LG, KR, K, QB, 3/4 NT
Depth: WR, CB, OT, TE, 3/4 OLB, 3/4 DE, OG/C, SS, MLB

15. PT7 Vikings (From Saints (7-9) – Tavon Austin, WR/RB/KR – WVU; Senior: 5’9″ 174
Minnesota knows the Rams would like the land Austin, but they have the “pick-power” with 11 total selections to make a move up in they choose. They added Greg Jennings, but they lost Percy Harvin – and Austin would be a terrific fit as a replacement in the offense for Harvin. It’s likely that Austin gets consideration as high as No.7 overall, but this would be right in the range where he’d offer a team a lot of value. Austin in a came changer with a lot of versatility, sounds a lot like the guy they traded to Seattle, huh? Minnesota should be active with so many picks, and if they miss on Austin still could move up for a player they covet – maybe Cordarrelle Patterson. New orleans would probably most likely move down if they could to acquire more picks, they have a lot of needs and not many picks.
Needs: MLB, No.2 WR, 4/3 DT, LG, SS, Big-WR, RB, 4/3 DE, KR
Depth: OG, 4/3 OLB, CB, WR, S, OT, FB, C

PT7:
Vikings Get: 1-15
Saints Get: 1-23, 3-83 and 4-120

16. Rams (7-8-1) – Kenny Vaccaro, FS/SS – Texas; Senior: 6’0″ 214
Well, it’d be a tough call if Austin and Vaccaro were both available – so maybe Minnesota did them a favor by moving ahead of them for Austin. Vaccaro is a guy who I think could go as high as No.8 overall, and that teams in the lower part of the trade may try to trade up for so this is certainly a nice pick for St.Louis. The Rams need a safety pretty badly, in fact need multiple additions to the secondary to sure-up the unit so Vaccaro would be a great addition despite the fact they may desire Austin or Cooper more. If they miss on Vaccaro (and Austin) here then they’ll be in position to take a guy like Cordarrelle Patterson, Jonathan Cyprien, Justin Pugh, or Matt Elam here.
Needs: No.1 WR, FS, 4/3 OLBx2, LG, No.1 RB, SS, C, RT, P
Depth: OT, 4/3 DT, 4/3 OLB, CB, WR, OG, QB, S, KR, FB

17. PT8 49ERS (From Steelers (8-8) – Ezekiel ‘Ziggy’ Ansah, DE – BYU; Senior: 6’5″ 271
Pittsburgh needs all kinds of help, so they could benefit from adding picks while San Fran has 13 total picks and will likely move up to land a player they covet. Ansah is raw and has some newly raised concerns regarding his age, so its possible he falls a little lower than the No.3-No.13 range where he’ll likely land. The 49ers could use him as an end in their 3/4 scheme or he can be a situational/rotation player from the OLB position. It’s unlikely he falls this far, but nothing is impossible – and nevertheless, San Francisco will jump at the opportunity to land impact players. He’s been compared to Aldon Smith with his freakish athleticism and now he’ll be his teammate.
Needs: FS, 3/4 NT, TE, C, WR, 3/4 DE, RG
Depth: 3/4 OLB, CB, OG, S, 3/4 ILB, 3/4 NT, OT, KR

PT8:
49ers Get: 1-17
Steelers Get: 1-31, 2-61, and 6-173

18. PT5 CHARGERS (From Dallas (8-8) – Manti Te’o, MLB – Notre Dame; Senior: 6’1″ 241
They need to upgrade the offensive line, so it’s not out of the question for them to consider Watson, Pugh, Long, or even Larry Watford here regardless of whether they make a deal with Dallas to acquire Free or with Kansas City for Albert. If they stay at No.11 it’ll likely be an offensive line, but in this scenario I think that moving down and replacing Takeo Spikes in the middle of the defense would be a good option. Te’o is an interesting prospect, but I think he’ll like land in Round 1 when its all said and done – although it’s not pout of the question he fall into the mid-late 2nd Round either. In fact, I think San Diego could be the perfect destination for Te’o as an ILB in their 3/4 scheme. They could also opt for another defender like Arthur Brown or Sheldon Richardson in such a move down, but Te’o could develop into the defensive leader they lack.
Needs: LT, SS, LG, 3/4 DE, CB, C, 3/4 NT, 3/4 ILB, Durable-RB, QB
Depth: OT, OG, Pass-Rushers, 3/4 ILB, S, 3/4 OLB, TE, WR

19. Giants (9-7) – Jonathan Cyprien, SS – Florida International; Senior: 6’0″ 217
Stevie Brown is back for one more year, but I think the loss of Phillips is a key issue – plus, 30 year old Antrel Rolle is on the hook at $9.25M over thew next two years (can you say salary cap casualty next season). I expect Cyprien to be selected higher than most people expect, but it’s hard to imagine a better prospect for them at this point. Maybe its Richardson from a value stand-point, or they go with a DE prospect as a replacement for Osi – but they’ll likely have some options with Menelik Watson as a sleeper as well.
Needs: RT, 4/3 WOLB, 4/3 MLB, C, TE, 4/3 DT, LG, RB
Depth: S, WR, 4/3 DE, CB, OT, 4/3 OLB, OG, QB

20. Bears (10-6) – Xavier Rhodes, CB/FS – Florida State; *Junior: 6’2″ 210
I think Chicago could benefit by trading down if a situation arises for them to do so, but nevertheless they need to add a No.3 CB to the mix. Rhodes has nice size and would be insurance in the secondary – and may even be able to help at FS. Other options for the Bears here would include Menelik Watson, Kyle Long, Arthur Brown, Sheldon Richardson and Eric Reid in this scenario – but I wouldn’t rule out Manti Te’o, or them selecting the dest defender available either. They could prefer Trufant, Slay, or Taylor if they decide to go with a CB as well.
Needs: RT, MLB, 4/3 SOLB, C, FS, Deep Threat-WR, CB, OG
Depth: 4/3 OLB, OG, WR, 4/3 DE, TE, OT, DB, 4/3 DT, RB

21. Bengals (10-7) – Matt Elam, SS/FS – Florida; *Junior: 5’10″ 208
They’ve yet to fill the RT void (or make a decision to bring Andre Smith back) so that’ll be their main focus could be Menelik Watson with him available here. Nonetheless, Elam is an upgrade over Taylor Mays at SS and a player who can make plays. In fact, I think Elam is better than Cyprien despite me having Cyprien going ahead of him. Cinncinati could also consider a MLB prospect here like Ogletree, Brown, or Te’o despite the fact they brought Maualuga back.
Needs: RT, SS, No.2 WR, C, RB, 4/3 OLB, KR
Depth: MLB, OT, QB, OLB, DB, 4/3 DE, OG, CB, 4/3 DT, TE

22. Rams (Redskins 10-7) – Cordarrelle Patterson, WR – Tennessee; *Junior: 6’2″ 216
They missed on Tavon Austin earlier, but are able to land a nice alternative option at this point. Patterson has a lot of ability and has all the tools to be a No.1 target in these league. I could also see the Rams heavily considering a prospect like Justin Pugh here, maybe even Larry Watford, with their need to solidify the offensive line. Also, it may not be out of the question for them to select either Alec Ogletree, Arthur Brown, or Khaseem Greene as an OLB prospect. If they aren’t able to land a safety at No.16 then Eric Reid may be an option here as well. St.Louis has plenty of needs to address, so much so that even Eddie Lacy may come into play.
Needs: No.1 WR, FS, 4/3 OLBx2, LG, No.1 RB, SS, C, RT, P
Depth: OT, 4/3 DT, 4/3 OLB, CB, WR, OG, QB, S, KR, FB

23. PT7 SAINTS (From Vikings (10-7) – Menelik Watson, OT – Florida State; *Junior: 6’5″ 310
They’d probably have taken Watson at No.15, so moving down and still landing him is a nice addition for the Saints. The loss of Jermon Bushrod to Chicago was a huge loss for New Orleans and it doesn’t appear that Charles Brown is the long-term answer at LT (Jason Smith was just recently added to the mix as well) so it’s likely they take a similar approach with Watson as Dallas did with Doug Free and Tyron Smith. Watson would emerge at the LT and Brown would slide back to the RT. They could also consider a defensive prospect here (or at No.15), including: Sheldon Richardson, Keke Mingo, Tank Carrdine, or Arthur Brown.
Needs: LT/RT, 3/4 NT, SS, 3/4 RDE, No.2 WR, 3/4 OLB, QB
Depth: Pass-Rushers, OT, S, WR, CB, C, ILB, KR, 3/4 NT, TE

24. Colts (11-6) – Barkevious ‘Keke’ Mingo, DE/OLB – LSU; *Junior: 6’4″ 241
It’d be a lucky scenario for Indy if they were able to land Mingo at this point. Mingo has all the ‘potential’ to be a premiere pass-rusher, maybe the best of the class, so the addition of him at this spot is great for the Colts. Indianapolis is looking to replace Dwight Freeney and get the right pieces in place for their 3/4 scheme so if it’s not Mingo (or Jarvis Jones) they could reach for a sleeper like Jamie Collins. They don’t have a 2nd Rounder, so they may also consider trading down to recoup some picks – but Mingo has Top 10 talent and it’d be too hard to pass on a player of his skills. Other options for the Colts may be Sheldon Richadson, Jesse Williams, Justin Hunter, or Desmond Trufant.
Needs: 3/4 ROLB, No.2 WR, 3/4 NT, RG, 3/4 DE, C, 3/4 ILB
Depth: WR, 3/4 OLB, RB, OG, 3/4 DE, S, OT, CB, KR

25. Vikings (Seattle 12-6) – Cornellius ‘Tank’ Carradine, DE – Florida State; Senior: 6’4″ 276 (XXX)
If Sheldon Richardson is available, it’d be tough for Minnesota to pass on him, but Carradine has the talent of a Top 10 selection so he also offers a lot of value at this point in the draft. Jared Allen will be a free-agent after the 2013 season so while Carrdine may need time to fully recover from his November ACL tear, he could be the DE they need moving forward. His workout in just a few days will be the telling factor on his stock, but he’ll likely land if the 1st Round. Minnesota has plenty of picks so they could be active during the draft, and they’ll likely also consider players like Manti Te’o, Arthur Brown, Datone Jones, and Justin Pugh here.
Needs: MLB, No.2 WR, 4/3 DT, LG, SS, Big-WR, RB, 4/3 DE, KR
Depth: OG, 4/3 OLB, CB, WR, S, OT, FB, C

26. PT9 CAROLINA (From Packers (12-6) – DeAndre ‘Nuk’ Hopkins, WR – Clemson; *Junior: 6’1″ 214
Carolina makes a move to rid themselves of DeAngelo Williams’ contract and move up to get Cam Newton a new target. I have them making a move with their first selection, and now another one to move back into Round 1. Hopkins or Justin Hunter could be their target in they make such a move, but Hopkins has great hands and the size they need from a potential replacement for Steve Smith. They could also consider Desmond Trufant, Jamar Taylor in a trade up – or another defensive tackle like Sheldon Richardson or an OLB prospect like Arthur Brown here, but the trade will be for a select target. At No.44, if they stay there, they’d like target a WR or CB. For the Packers, its like getting DenAngelo Williams for their 3rd Round pick (although they are also taking on his contract and moving 18 spot downs). Carolina has to take a win-now approach or their coach/regime may not be around next season.
Needs: No.1 WR, 4/3 DTx2, CB, FS, RT, RG, TE, Big-WR
Depth: 4/3 OLB, OG, WR, 4/3 DE, 4/3 MLB, 4/3 DT, DB

PT9:
Carolina Gets: 1-26 and 3-88
Packers Get: 2-44 and RB DeAngelo Williams (3 years, $27.6M)

27. Texans (13-5) – Sheldon Richardson, DT/DE – Missouri; *Junior: 6’3″ 294
It’s hard to imagine Richardson falling this far, but it’s not out of the questions considering that other prospects going early may cause him (or other good prospects) to fall. Richardson isn’t necessarily the prospect who fits the biggest need, but he is the best player available and will add depth. I see Richardson as a 5-technique DE in their 3/4 scheme and surpassing 31 year-old Antonio Smith on the depth chart. Houston may also consider defensive lineman like Jesse Williams, Jonathan Hankins and John Jenkins. If they go a different direction with the pick then Arthur Brown, Manti Te’o, Tyler Eifert, Justin Hunter, and Kyle Long could get consideration.
Needs: 3/4 NT, RT, No.2 WR, TE, ILB, Pass-Rushers, LG, CB, FS, P
Depth: WR, 3/4 OLB, S, RB, 3/4 DE, OT, OG/C, ILB, KR

28. Denver (13-4) – Datone Jones, DE/DT – UCLA; Senior: 6’4″ 283
The whole Dumervil “paperwork blunder” has created a void at DE that they should be able to address with this selection if they don’t via free-agency. I think if Jones is gone then prospects like Bjoern Werner, Margus Hunt and Damontre Moore (Von Miller’s former teammate) all make sense as well. I could easily see Jones going higher, maybe at high as No.19 overall to New York – but he’d definitely fill a need for Denver.
Needs: 4/3 DEx2, 4/3 OLB, RB, MLB, FS, FB
Depth: S, 4/3 DT, CB, OG, WR, LB, 4/3 DE, C, OT, QB

29. PT10 LIONS (From Patriots (13-5) – Kyle Long, OT/OG – Oregon; Senior: 6’6″ 313
I don’t think the Lions can sit and wait until No.36 if they want to add Long. Long offers them versatility at OT, and another area of need – offensive guard. It’d really be a small price to pay if they wish to add an offensive line – or they could stand-pat at No.36 and consider a guy like Justin Pugh (although he doesn’t give them much help at OT). They could make a move to add a defensive end prospect they covet (maybe Tank Carradine or Bjoern Werner) or to address the CB spot with a player like Desmond Trufant or Jamar Taylor as well.
Needs: LT/RT, 4/3 DEx2, CB, No.2 WR, RG, 4/3 SOLB, C, K, KR, P
Depth: OG, 4/3 DE, OT, S, WR, 4/3 OLB, CB, TE, FB

PT10:
Lions Get: 1-29
Patriots Get: 2-36, 5-137, 7-211

30. PT4 BILLS (From Falcons (14-4) – Ryan Nassib, QB – Syracuse; Senior: 6’2″ 227
Well, they added a ton of picks and moved all the way down from No.8 – but still put themselves in position to land Ryan Nassib. I think it’s safe to say they’ll take a QB fairly early in this draft and all signs point to Nassib reconnecting with new Bills HC Doug Marrone because of their Syracuse connection. They could possibly go with Matt Barkley or Mike Glennon in the scenario, but I don’t think it’s likely they’d pass on Nassib if he’s available. They may also strongly consider players like Tyler Eifert, Justin Hunter, Larry Watford, Justin Pugh, Arthur Brown, or Bjoern Werner in this scenario. Obviously, if they don’t make this move at stay at No.8 they’ll probably be able to land a QB at No.41, but it’s still likely that they’d move up to secure the prospect they covet.
Needs: LG, No.2 WR, RT, SS, Big-WR, 4/3 DE, 4/3 OLB, TE, P
Depth: QB, 4/3 MLB, WR, CB, OT, OG, 4/3 DT, RB, S, FB

31. PT8 STEELERS (From 49ers (13-5-1) – Tyler Eifert, TE – Notre Dame; *Junior: 6’6″ 250
The Steelers could really benefit from moving down and acquiring picks to help rebuild their roster. They have plenty of options, included defenders like Jesse Williams, Arthur Brown, Bjoern Werner, and Jamie Collins. Pittsburgh will strongly consider Eifert at No.17 should they not trade down, but he would add a nice receiving option to their attack – especially given that Heath Miller is on a long road to recovery from an knee injury. Pittsburgh has a lot of needs so it’s possible that they’ll draft best available.
Needs: TE, 3/4 ROLB, No.1 RB, 3/4 NT, No.1 WR, LG, 3/4 ILB, SS
Depth: OT, CB, S, 3/4 OLB, 3/4 DE, WR, C, QB, OG, KR

32. PT11 Chiefs (From Ravens (14-6) – Arthur Brown, MLB/OLB – Kansas State; Senior: 6’0″ 241
Baltimore could step up to the plate and surprise us here. This would be best case for Kansas City, I’m not sure they’ll be able to get a pick this high for Albert – but if so, they’ll definitely take it. They’ll be looking for an impact defensive player with this pick and I think Brown could be player despite the recent signing of Zac Diles to play and ILB spot. Brown (or even Ogletree) would make a lot of sense, but if they trade Branden Albert they’ll still have to sure-up the offensive line so maybe a Kyle Long, Justin Pugh, Larry Warford or Barrett Jones get some consideration with whichever pick they acquire for him. I think they’ll be open to any number of players, but it’d definitely be helpful if they can acquire a pick between No.1 and their next one at No.63. Sure the Ravens could just re-signing aging Bryant McKinnie, but why not give up pick No.32 for the franchise LT to protect the new face of the franchise? I know the contract could be the hard-part to work out – Albert wants an extension and the Ravens need to make his cap number more friendly for 2013, but a trade will ultimately result is a reworked long-term contract.
Needs: RT, 3/4 LILB, 3/4 OLB, LG, 3/4 DE, FS, RB, FB
Depth: 3/4 DE, WR, 3/4 OLB, 3/4 ILB, OT, C, TE

PT11:
Chiefs Get: 1-32 and 5-165
Ravens Get: LT Branden Albert (1 year, $9.8M) and 5-134

2nd Round:
33. Jaguars – Matt Barkley, QB – USC; Senior: 6’3″ 227
It doesn’t seem them have much faith in Gabbert, so they’ll need another option. Barkley could go in the late 1st, but he’ll add competition to the position.

34. 49ers (Chiefs) – Eric Reid, FS – LSU; *Junior: 6’0″ 213
They’ll likely turn this pick in pretty quickly, impact players at a position of need.

35. Eagles – Jesse Williams, DT/NT/DE – Alabama; Senior: 6’3″ 323
Versatile defender who can contribute at multiple positions in their 3/4 scheme. Good value and helps justify passing on Star Lotulelei in Round 1.

36. PT10 PATRIOTS (From Lions) – Jamar Taylor, CB – Boise State; Senior: 5’11″ 192
The Patriots move down and still are able to add CB depth. Talib is only back on a 1 year deal so Taylor, Slay, or Trufant make the most sense – even with their need for a premiere wideout.
Needs: CB, No.2 WR, RG, Big-WR, SS, 4/3 LDE, C
Depth: OG, OT, 4/3 OLB, WR, 4/3 DE, CB, 4/3 MLB, S, QB, FB

37. PT12 CHARGERS (From Bengals (Raiders) – Justin Pugh, OG/OT/C – Syracuse; *Junior: 6’4″ 307
They move up to continue to help rebuild the offensive line. Pugh is underrated and can contribute at multiple positions.

PT12:
Chargers Get: 2-37
Bengals Get: 2-45 and 4-110

38. Arizona – Khaseem Greene, OLB – Rutgers; Senior: 6’1″ 241
They need OLB depth in switching back into a 4/3. Greene is a good one, but they may also consider Bjoern Werner or Alex Ogletree.

***Browns – FORFEIT (Supplemental Draft – WR Josh Gordon)

39. Jets – Phillip Thomas, FS/SS – Fresno State; Senior: 6’1″ 208
They need a playmaking safety after passing on Vaccaro in Round 1. Eddie Lacy and Larry Warford could also be considered.

40. Titans – Desmond Trufant, CB/KR – Washington; Senior: 6’0″ 190
They need depth at CB, and Trufant is a good one. Adding him here gives them a solid No.3 and offers a lot of value.

41. Bills – Larry Warford, OG – Kentucky; Senior: 6’3″ 332
They end up getting a talented guard to replace Andy Levitre after-all. I really like this fit – but Justin Hunter and Zach Ertz also make sense.

42. PT1 RAIDERS (From Dolphins) – Zach Ertz, TE – Stanford; *Junior: 6’5″ 249
I don’t kow if Oakland will actually be able to acquire a 2nd Rounder – but if they can it’d be helpful because they need plenty of help. Brandon Myers left via free-agency so they’ll need a new TE option. I know the Raiders have plenty of other needs as well, but I like the fit of Ertz with Flynn and company.

43. Tampa Bay – Bjoern Werner, DE – Florida State; *Junior: 6’3″ 266
They lost Bennett this offseason and need depth. Werner is an excellent pick this late, but they may also consider Margus Hunt or Kawann Short as well.
Needs: 4/3 DE, 4/3 OLB, CBx2, 4/3 RDT, LT/RT, QB, TE, KR
Depth: WR, OT, 4/3 DT, 4/3 DE, 4/3 MLB, DB, OG, RB, 4/3 OLB

44. PT9 PACKERS (From Carolina) – Johnathan Hankins, NT/DT – Ohio State; *Junior: 6’3″ 320
I’d be surprised if Hankins lasted this long, but good players are going to fall. They need depth behind BJ Raji and there really isn’t a better option than this guy. If they stay at No.26 they’d consider Jesse Williams and even Hankins there. Eddie Lacy/Le’Veon Bell might be an option here if available and they don’t acquire D.Williams.
Needs: LT/RT, RB, 3/4 NT, 3/4 OLB, WR, TE, FS/SS, ILB
Depth: OG, CB, C, S, 3/4 DE, WR, Pass-Rusher, QB, FB

***Saints – FORFEIT (Bounty Penalty)

45. PT12 BENGALS (From Chargers) – Kevin Minter, MLB – LSU; *Junior: 6’0″ 246
They could consider Eddie Lacy, but if they want him they’ll probably take him at No.37. Maualuga is coming back, but they still need another option.

46. Rams – Eddie Lacy, RB – Alabama; *Junior: 5’11″ 231
They need a new lead back and Lacy would be a nice fit with his combination of power and burst. They could also consider Alec Ogletree here.

47. Dallas – Robert Woods, WR – USC; *Junior: 6’0″ 201
Dallas will be looking for a slot WR and Woods would be a great addition at this point. He is a highly productive guy who could emerge as a No.1/2 option in the NFL – he’ll replace Kevin Ogletree for now

48. Steelers – Jamie Collins, OLB/DE – Southern Miss.; Senior: 6’3″ 250
Collins could be the sleeper of the draft. I honestly could see him sneaking into Round 1, but he is the kind of pass-rusher that would excel in their 3/4 scheme.

49. Giants – Barrett Jones, C/OG/OT – Alabama; Senior: 6’4″ 306
They’re line is a question mark, so adding depth in a versatile guy who can play multiple positions is a good idea at this point.

50. Bears – Alec Ogletree, MLB/OLB – Georgia; *Junior 6’2″ 242
It’s hard to imagine a talent like Ogletree falling this far, but I think ‘red flags’ will cause him to slip. I think he could go as high as No.7/8 overall on talent alone, so he offers a lot of value for the Bears as a replace for Brian Urlacher.

51. Redskins – DJ Hayden, CB – Houston; Senior: 5’11″ 191
They need to protect RGIII, but if a lineman isn’t available I’d expect them to add secondary help – they need a guy like Hayden at the CB position.
Needs: FS, CB, 3/4 ILB, RG, KR, WR, 3/4 OLB, TE, RT
Depth: C/OG, 3/4 ILB, DB, 3/4 DE, 3/4 NT

52. Vikings – Shamarko Thomas, SS/CB/KR – Syracuse; Senior: 5’9″ 213
He’s a bit of a sleeper, and should be able to start right away at SS. They’d probably hope Ogletee or Minter fells this far, but Thomas is a guy who can contribute in multiple ways.

53. Bengals – Le’Veon Bell, RB – Michigan State; *Junior: 6’1″ 230
Green-Ellis is still there for 2 more years, but it’s a two-back league these days so adding a young RB early is very likely. Bell has good size and abilities so he’d be a nice fit in a division that faces Baltimore and Pittsburgh twice a season

54. Dolphins (Colts) – Johnathan Franklin, RB – UCLA; Senior: 5’10″ 205
Daniel Thomas isn’t the answer and while Lamar Miller has shown promise – he doesn’t have seem to be a lead back. Adding Franklin here seems like a good choice, and would give them another option in developing their running game

55. Packers – Margus Hunt, DE/DT – SMU; Senior: 6’8″ 277
His age could hurt him some, but the Packers are always in need of versatile 3/4 scheme defenders. I think this is great value and that he is better than other options they have at DE – he should be the starter at RDE.

56. Seattle – Kawann Short, DT – Purdue; Senior: 6’3″ 299
Short offers good value this late, especially for a team in need of defensive tackle depth.
Needs: RT, 4/3 WOLB, TE, 4/3 DT, KR, CB, K
Depth: WR, S, 4/3 OLB, 4/3 MLB, 4/3 DE, RB, QB, OG

57. Texans – Justin Hunter, WR – Tennessee; *Junior: 6’4″ 196
Andre Johnson is 32 years old and they need a reliable option opposite of him. Keshawn Martin seems to be a nice option in the slot, but Hunter could emerge into a star. Hunter was once considered the Top WR prospect in the draft and has a lot of ability – he could learn a lot of Johnson

58. Denver – Darius Slay, CB – Mississippi State; Senior: 6’0″ 192
Damonte Moore would be appealing, but they know Champ Bailey can’t play forever so Slay can add depth and eventually move into a starting role.

59. Patriots – Quinton Patton, WR – Louisiana Tech; Senior: 6’0″ 204
They missed on Sanders from Pittsburgh so I still think Patton would make sense. Patton and Amendola would be good targets for Brady with guys like Donald Jones, Michael Jenkins, and Julian Edelman contributing. Patton has a lot of ability and could surprise people on how productive he can be in the NFL despite playing at a smaller school.

60. PT4 BILLS (From Falcons) – Damontre Moore, DE/OLB – Texas A&M; *Junior: 6’5″ 250
Situational rusher who offers good value and provides depth. He could develop into the starter ahead of Mark Anderson or be an option at an OLB position.

61. PT8 STEELERS (From 49ers) – Johnathan Jenkins, NT/DT – Georgia; Senior: 6’4″ 338
Casey Hamptons replacement. Its hard to let them pass on Keenan Allen, but they need to rebuild their defensive unit.

62. Ravens – Keenan Allen, WR – California; *Junior: 6’2″ 206
Allen is better than this, but he’s expect to slip furthur than expected – and I think Baltimore could be hoping he does. He could step in and replace Anquan Boldin.
Needs: LT, No.2 WR, ILBx2, C, SS, Slot-WR, 3/4 OLB
Depth: 3/4 DE, 3/4 NT, CB, S, OG, QB

3rd Round:
63. Chiefs – DJ Swearinger, FS/CB – South Carolina; Senior: 5’11″ 208
64. Jaguars – Sio Moore, OLB – U Conn; Senior: 6’1″ 245
65. Lions – Alex Okafor, DE/OLB – Texas; Senior: 6’5″ 264
66. Raiders – Markus Wheaton, WR – Oregon State; Senior: 5’11″ 189
67. Eagles – Terron Armstead, OT/OG – Arkansas-Pine Bluff; Senior: 6’5″ 306
68. Browns – Blidi Wreh-Wilson, CB – U Conn; Senior: 6’1″ 195
69. PT2 LIONS (From Arizona) – Johnthan Banks, CB/FS – Mississippi State; Senior 6’2″ 185
70. Titans – Corey Lemonier, OLB/DE – Auburn; *Junior: 6’3″ 255
71. Bills – Aaron Dobson, WR – Marshall; Senior: 6’3″ 210
72. Jets – Montee Ball, RB – Wisconsin; Senior: 5’11″ 214
73. Tampa Bay – Ryan Swope WR – Texas A&M; Senior: 6’0″ 205
74. 49ers (Carolina) – Gavin Escobar, TE – San Diego State; *Junior: 6’6″ 254
75. Saints – Brandon Williams, NT/DT – Missouri Southern St; Senior: 6’1″ 335
76. Chargers – Mike Glennon, QB – NC State; Senior: 6’7″ 225
77. Dolphins – David Amerson, CB/S – NC State; *Junior: 6’1″ 205
78. Rams – Brian Winters, OG/OT – Kent State; Senior: 6’4″ 320
79. Steelers – Terrence Williams, WR – Baylor; Senior: 6’2″ 208
80. Dallas – Jordan Poyer, CB/KR – Oregon State; Senior: 6’0″ 191
81. Giants – Cornelius Washington, DE/OLB – Georgia; Senior: 6’4″ 265
82. PT1 RAIDERS (From Dolphins (Bears) – Tyrann Mathieu, CB/S/KR – LSU (XXX); *Junior: 5’9″ 186
83. PT7 SAINTS (From Vikings) – Shawn Williams, SS – Georgia; Senior: 6’0″ 213
84. Bengals – Travis Frederick, C/OG – Wisconsin; *Junior: 6’4″ 312
85. Redskins – Hugh Thornton, OG – Illinois; Senior: 6’3″ 320
86. Colts – Da’Rick Rodgers, WR – Tennessee Tech; *Junior: 6’2″ 217
87. Seattle – Jordan Reed, TE – Florida; *Junior: 6’3″ 236
88. PT9 CAROLINA (From Packers) – Robert Alford, CB – SE Louisiana; Senior: 5’10″ 185
89. Texans – JJ Wilcox, SS/CB – Georgia Southern; Senior: 6’0″ 213
90. Denver – Tyler Wilson, QB – Arkansas; Senior: 6’2″ 215
91. Patriots – David Bakhtiari, OG/OT – Colorado; *Junior: 6’4″ 299
92. Falcons – Logan Ryan, CB – Rutgers; *Junior: 5’11″ 191
93. 49ers – Sam Montgomery, DE/OLB – LSU; *Junior: 6’3″ 262
94. Ravens – Jonathan Bostic, MLB – Florida; Senior: 6’1″ 245
C95. Texans – Vance McDonald, TE – Rice; Senior: 6’4″ 267
C96. Chiefs – Dallas Thomas, OT/OG – Tennessee; 6’5″ 306
C97. Titans – Stedman Bailey, WR – WVU; *Junior: 5’10″ 193

4th Round:
98. Jaguars – Christine Michael, RB – Texas A&M; Senior: 5’10″ 220
99. Chiefs – Giovani Bernard, RB/PR – UNC; **Sophomore: 5’8″ 202
100. Raiders – Akeem Spence, DT/DE – Illinois; *Junior: 6’1″ 307
101. Eagles – Kyle Juszczyk, FB/TE – Harvard; Senior: 6’1″ 248
102. Vikings (Lions) – Bennie Logan, DT – LSU; *Junior: 6’2″ 309
103. Arizona – Denard Robinson, WR/QB/RB – Michigan; Senior: 5’11″ 199
104. Browns – Alvin Bailey, OG – Arkansas; *Junior: 6’3″ 312
105. Bills – John Simon, OLB/DE – Ohio State; Senior: 6’1″ 257
106. Jets – Dion Sims, TE – Michigan State; *Junior: 6’5″ 262
107. Titans – Bacarri Rambo, FS – Georgia; Senior: 6’1″ 211
108. PT3 Browns (From Carolina) – William Gholston, DE/DT – Michigan State; *Junior 6’6″ 281
108. Saints – Cobi Hamilton, WR – Arkansas; Senior: 6’2″ 212
110. PT12 BENGALS (From Chargers) – Jordan Mills, OT – Louisiana Tech; Senior: 6’5″ 316
111. Dolphins – Jordan Hill, DT – Penn State; Senior: 6’1″ 303
112. Tampa Bay – Tyler Bray, QB – Tennessee; *Junior: 6’6″ 232
113. Rams – Trevardo Williams, OLB/DE – U Conn; Senior: 6’1″ 241
114. PT5 CHARGERS (From Dallas) – Lavar Edwards, DE – LSU; Senior: 6’4″ 277
115. Steelers – Marcus Lattimore, RB – South Carolina; *Junior: 5’11″ 221
116. Giants – Zaviar Gooden, OLB – Missouri; Senior: 6’1″ 234
117. Bears – Matt Scott, QB – Arizona; Senior: 6’2″ 213
118. Bengals – Tavarres King, WR – Georgia; Senior: 6’0″ 189
119. Redskins – Kiko Alonso, MLB/OLB – Oregon; Senior: 6’3″ 238
120. PT7 SAINTS (From Vikings) – Landry Jones, QB – Oklahoma; Senior: 6’4″ 225
121. Colts – Leon McFadden, CB – San Diego State; Senior: 5’10″ 193
122. Packers – Oday Aboushi, OT – Virginia; Senior: 6’5″ 308
123. Seattle – Chase Thomas, OLB – Stanford; Senior: 6’3″ 244
124. Texans – Montori Hughes, NT/DT – Tenn-Martin; Senior: 6’4″ 329
125. Denver – Kevin Reddick, MLB/OLB – UNC; Senior: 6’1″ 243
126. Tampa Bay (Patriots) – Lonnie Pryor, FB – Florida State; Senior: 5’11″ 230
127. PT4 BILLS (From Falcons) – Travis Kelce, TE – Cincinnati; Senior: 6’5″ 255
128. 49ers – David Quessenberry, OT/OG/C – San Jose State; Senior: 6’5″ 302
129. Ravens – Sean Porter, OLB – Texas A&M; Senior: 6’1″ 229
C130. Ravens – Brian Schwenke, C – California; Senior: 6’3″ 314
C131. 49ers – Kwame Geathers, NT/DT – Georgia; *Junior: 6’5″ 342
C132. Lions – Brad Wing, P – LSU; **Sophomore: 6’4″ 185
C133. Falcons – Malliciah Goodman, DE – Clemson; Senior: 6’4″ 276

5th Round:
134. PT11 RAVENS (From Chiefs) – TJ McDonald, FS – USC; Senior: 6’3″ 219
135. Jaguars – BW Webb, CB – William & Mary; Senior: 5’10″ 184
136. Eagles – Andre Ellington, RB – Clemson; Senior: 5’9″ 199
137. PT10 PATRIOTS (From Lions) – Dwayne Gratz, CB – U Conn; Senior: 5’11″ 201
138. Seattle (Raiders) – Vinston Painter, OT/OG/C – Virginia Tech; Senior: 6’4″ 306
139. Browns – Joe Kruger, DE/DT – Utah; *Junior: 6’6″ 269
140. Arizona – Zac Dysert, QB – Miami (OH); Senior: 6’3″ 231
141. Jets – Will Davis, CB – Utah State; Senior: 5’11″ 186
142. Titans – Brennan Williams, OT – UNC; Senior: 6’6″ 318
143. Bills – Steve Beauharnais, MLB – Rutgers; Senior: 6’1″ 240
144. Saints – Devin Taylor, DE – South Carolina; Senior: 6’7″ 266
145. Chargers – Joseph Randle, RB – Oklahoma State; *Junior: 6’0″ 204
146. PT1 RAIDERS (From Dolphins) – Brandon Jenkins, OLB/DE – Florida State; Senior: 6’2″ 251
147. Tampa Bay – Everett Dawkins, DT – Florida State; Senior: 6’2″ 292
148. Carolina – Jelani Jenkins, OLB – Florida; *Junior: 6’0″ 243
149. Rams – Kenny Stills, WR – Oklahoma; *Junior: 6’1″ 194
150. Steelers – Nico Johnson, MLB – Alabama; Senior: 6’2″ 248
151. Dallas – Tony Jefferson, FS – Oklahoma; *Junior: 5’11″ 213
152. Giants – Chris Faulk, OT – LSU; *Junior: 6’5″ 331
153. Bears – Xavier Nixon, OT/OG – Florida; Senior: 6’6″ 321
154. Redskins – Chris Gragg, TE – Arkansas; Senior: 6’2″ 244
155. Vikings – JC Tretter, OG/C – Cornell; Senior: 6’4″ 307
156. Bengals – Sean Renfree, QB – Duke; Senior: 6’3″ 219
157. 49ers (Colts) – Marquise Goodwin, WR – Texas; Senior: 5’9″ 183
158. Seattle – Aaron Mellette, WR – Elon; Senior: 6’2″ 217
159. Packers – Corey Fuller, WR – Virginia Tech; Senior: 6’2″ 204
160. Texans – AJ Klein, MLB – Iowa State; Senior: 6’1″ 250
161. Denver – Josh Boyd, DT – Mississippi State; Senior: 6’3″ 310
162. Redskins (Patriots) – Josh Evans, FS – Florida; Senior: 6’1″ 207
163. Falcons – Tharold Simon, CB – LSU; *Junior: 6’2″ 202
164. Browns (49ers) – Michael Buchanan, OLB/DE – Illinois; Senior: 6’5″ 255
165. PT11 CHIEFS (From Ravens) – Chris Harper, WR – Kansas State; Senior: 6’1″ 229
C166. Dolphins – Nick Kasa, TE – Colorado; Senior: 6’5″ 269
C167. Packers – Duke Williams, SS/FS/CB – Nevada; Senior: 5’11″ 200
C168. Ravens – Ace Sanders, WR/RB/KR – South Carolina; *Junior: 5’7″ 173

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3 thoughts on “2013 NFL Mock Draft – April Edition 3.0

  1. The Bills don’t trade and will take Tavon Austin if he’s available. At the end of my mock http://thehotseatsports.weebly.com/3/post/2013/04/2012-nfl-mock-draft-part-1.html I explain why projecting trades is such a crapshoot. You project way too many trades. Also I found Tyler Wilson to Denver to be one of the funniest things I’ve seen in a while. They have Peyton Manning and Brock Osweiler!

    • I don’t deny the ‘ridiculous’ nature of trying to project trades. I actually find your Mock very good – its probably spot on considering a lot of factor. In fact, I almost think your mock is too good, too fluent. Trades happen, so while its somewhat silly to create trades from “thin air” it’s even more pointless to take the time to construct a mock that doesn’t include trades. Trades happen, and in my mock whether they are correct or not is not my objective…its to give a realistic look and “project” likely trades given needs and other ideas. The Bills may not trade often, but my projected trade for them makes a lot of sense (in fact, they should probably get more in return for a similar move) – and anything is possible. As far as the Tyler Wilson pick is concerned – Brock Osweiler looks the part, but he can’t be counted on long-term. Wilson has a chance to be a productive player, and while Manning stayed healthy – he only has a limited number of years. I was an Osweiler fan last year, but Wilson is a value pick. He could be groomed as the QB of the future, or may carry trade value in the coming years. Osweiler has talent, but I think he is a career backup. I do however appreciate your feedback. Its obvious that you’re knowledgeable on the subject, but I agree to disagree on the amount of trades and teams approach.

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