2013 Mock Draft V1 | November 13, 2012
Welcome to the first NFL mock draft of 2013 from 1amsports, with the College season coming to an end, players will begin to announce their intentions weather they will stay or declare for the draft over the next couple of months. This is the first version of my mock, that will change over time.
1.Kansas City Chiefs
Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia
The Chief have had bad QB play this season with Cassel struggling in his 4th year in Kansas, Brady Quinn isn’t the answer, Stanzi doesn’t look like he will get a chance to compete for the starting job. KC will have a choice here either going with Smith or Barkley but Geno Smith who has had a good season for WVU in his debut season in the BIG12, will be the starting QB for Kansas in 2013.
Matt Barkley, QB, USC
The Jaguars have struggled this season on offence, Gabbert has has 20+ games to showcase his talents, he hasn’t shown enough for the Jags to have faith in him going forward, with Jaguars possibly going into a new direction in the GM position, the new GM may want to go a new direction and pickup his guy at QB. Its quite possible the Jaguars move down the draft if they can and try and pick up Barkley.
Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah
The Panthers have struggled big time on the defense, especially on the defensive front. Last few years the Panthers have struggled selecting high quality Defensive tackles, with McClain getting cut last season. Star Lotulelei is a stud for Utah at 6-4, 320 lbs, he can bring that inside pressure that his sorely lacking from the Panthers.
Jarvis Jones, DE/LB, Georgia
The Browns went offence in the 2012 draft adding, Richardson, Weedon, Schwartz , Gordon*. This year they set out to improve on their defense, with already having Phil Taylor on the inside, Jabaal Sheard at DE, they add someone opposite him, Jones has been superb for Georgia in 2012, the Browns D just gets better.
Barkevious Mingo, OLB, LSU
The Raiders may look at Tyler Wilson here but they need to add to their defense which has been horrendous so far, they aren’t able to get any pressure on the QB at all. The Raiders have Crawford, Houston, Shaughnessy and Tollefson, none of them really can get to the QB, Mingo is the guy who could change that for the Raiders.
Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State
Like the Giants say, you can’t have too many pass rushers on your team, with Wimbley, Morgan on the roster, Werner can be that third guy who can rush the passer for the Titans adding depth at the defensive end position.
7.New Orleans Saints:
Johnathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State
New Orleans have struggled all season to stop the run, Hankins who could play 3-4 End also but is selected for his run stuffing ability with Sedrick Ellis becoming a Free agent, I struggle to see Ellis coming back, Hankins will be the perfect replacement.
8.St Louis Rams:
Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M
Sam Bradford seems to be running around all the time, with a poor offensive line, the Rams select the best T in the draft, Joeckel played LT at Texas A&M he can fit right in, Fisher loves to build from the front , Joeckel will be the perfect fit for Fisher.
Tyler Wilson, QB, Arkansas
Ryan Fitzpatrick isn’t the long term answer, even with a long term deal signed with the Bills. The Bills love the SEC, why not get their QB from the Conference. Wilson possibly could have been a top 5 pick if things went his with way but with Petrino having to resign and 3 of his top WRs leaving for the NFL draft, Wilson has struggled at times but if he able to sit a year behind Fitzpatrick, he could be the QB the Bills have been looking for so long.
10.Tampa Bay Buccenears:
Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State
Rhonde Barber is turning 38 years old, even with a improved DL. The Buccs continue to have shootouts in 2012 even with Eric Wright signed via FA and drafting Mark Barron last year they get better by adding Rhodes who has been a stand out player for Florida State.
Sam Montgomery, DE, LSU
The Jets pass rush is awful, they can’t get to the QB, Bart Scott, Calvin Pace aren’t get any younger. Montgomery will be a perfect fit for the Jets. They look at a OT but with the defense needing a face lift Montgomery is start of that process.
Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M
One of the worst offensive lines in the NFL, Mathews is a huge upgrade a RT at A&M he can start right away for the Cardinals who have struggled to keep Skelton, Kolb upright.
13.St Louis Rams (From Washington Redskins):
Keenan Allen, WR, California
St Louis Rams take a LT of the future with their first round pick, with their second they take the top WR in the draft giving Bradford another weapon to throw to on the outside. Allen has been superb for California, with him being the main threat for the Cal Bears but still has managed to get opened.
Manti Te’o, LB, Notre Dame
The Colts can go number of ways here either taking a OL player but with the team still in transition to the 3-4 defense, a Heisman candidate Te’o will be a huge upgrade for the Colts over their current ILB on the roster.
Johnthan Banks, CB, Mississippi State
Bengals secondary needs improving, with Newman and Hall the starting Cornerbacks. Banks will be a massive upgrade for the Bengals after losing Jonathon Joseph to the Texans a season earlier. Banks has 15 INT including returning 3 for touchdowns to his name while at Mississippi State.
16.San Diego Chargers:
Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan
San Diego need to improve their Offensive Line, Gaither isn’t the long term answer, with Rivers not having many years left he needs to stay protected, Lewan of Michigan could step right in at RT and later on moved to LT,
17. Detroit Lions:
Chance Warmack, OG, Alabama
The Lions O-Line gets better by adding Warmack, a leader of the Alabama Offensive line even with Riley Reiff added in the 2012 draft, the Lions continue to add pieces and rebuild the offensive line.
Jonathan Jenkins, DT/NT, Georgia
The Cowboys added two CB in last years off season solidifying their secondary. Cowboys beef up the defensive front adding Jenkins add 6-3, 351 lbs, Cowboys could add someone like Jenkins upfront.
Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri
The Vikings need to improve both sides of the ball, the D-Line isn’t getting any younger adding someone like Richardson who quick and powerful and is able to play DE, a leader for the Missouri Tigers, Vikings would be delighted in the draft room getting him.
Jonathan Cooper, OG, North Carolina
The Eagles Offensive Line hasn’t had a great season, they could at taking a OT but Cooper has been superb for North Carolina even with a season is disarray off the field. Danny Watkins hasn’t lived up his first round billing, Cooper could easily replace him.
Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee
Hunter is the No.1 WR in Tennessee, after Da’Rick Rodgers was kicked off the team, Hunter has stepped up to be the go to guy for Bray, he is inconsistent at times but when on his game he is superb, Miami need a no.1 WR Hunter could be that guy.
Robert Woods, WR, USC
Wilson has been superb at QB as a rookie, with Rice as the primary target for Wilson, Carroll is familiar with the USC program so drafting Woods at this position would be a no brainier having someone like Woods across Rice would open things up in the passing game.
Eric Reid, S, LSU
The Steelers aren’t getting any younger at the Safety position, with Polamalu missing time again to injury this season, Reid is great against the run at LSU, as a Safety he had 76 tackles, 2 INT, 2 FF last season.
DJ Fluker, OT, Alabama
Nothing new here, the Bears need to get better on the offensive line, Cutler continues to scrabble and get hit constantly. Fluker who could step in at RT, allowing the Bears to switch Carimi to LT, Fluker has some experience at LT.
Alec Ogletree, LB, Georgia
Ray Lewis isn’t getting any quicker at his age, Olgetree comes from Georgia who play the 3-4 defense, allowing Ogletree to have a smooth transition into this defense. Ogletree has some off field issues but being drafted by the Ravens could be the best thing for his career.
26.San Francisco 49ers:
Jesse Williams, NT, Alabama
The 49ers don’t have many needs but may consider getting younger on the defensive line. Williams who has had 1 year under his belt at Alabama against tough competition, he can learn from one of the best in the business Vic Fangio.
Dee Miller, CB, Alabama
Champ Bailey isn’t the right side of 30, Broncos need to get younger in the secondary, Miller could be the perfect replacement, coming from a tough conference Miller has the ability to improve and learn behind Bailey.
Dallas Thomas, OT, Tennesee
Newhouse, Bulaga both have struggled this season, Sherrod is still recovering from a broken leg, no one knows how well he will play once he returns. Thomas who can play OG/OT will bring the versatility, depth that the Packers need at the position.
Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan
The Giants need to improve the O-Line, Manning has made the offensive line look much better than it is, Fisher who could play RT, LT could get into the lineup from day one, help solidify the line for the Giants, who could go number of ways in the draft.
30.New England Patriots:
Kenny Vacarro, S, Texas
Ras I-Dowling hasn’t planned out as of yet, Patriots traded for Talib but he is in a contract year. The Patriots secondary hasn’t been stellar this season so far, Vacarro who could start at CB brings the versatility that Bilichick likes but ultimately the Patriots could trade this pick.
31. Atlanta Falcons:
Dion Jordan, DE, Oregon
Ray Edwards was cut, Abraham isn’t getting younger. Jordan is a freakish athlete who can get to the QB, the Falcons will be able to utilize his ability across the line to allow him to get to the QB.
Sean Porter, OLB, Texas A&M
The Aggies switched to a 4-3 defense, Porter hasn’t been quite the same like last season where they played 3-4 where he succeed the most, with the Texans playing a 3-4 defense Porter could step right in and play and feel comfortable in the Wade Philips system.