Before the on-field workouts start on Saturday, here is my 1st, 2013, 1st round, NFL mock draft.
Kansas City Chiefs: Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M.
When a team has the 1st pick in the draft, that franchise has to choose the best player available, no matter the position. Joeckel is the best player available in the draft and will help who ever the Chiefs bring into play QB.
Jacksonville Jaguars: Jarvis Jones, OLB, UGA.
Jarvis Jones is the best outside linebacker in the draft and will instantly upgrade the Jaguars defense. Jones is a leader on and off the field and has the ability to rush to passer and drop back in coverage.
Oakland Raiders: Star Loutelelei, DT, Utah
Loutelelei is a huge man and a very good football player. With the likely departure of Richard Seymour, the Raiders will need to replace him on their defensive line and Loutelelei best player available to do so.
Philadelphia Eagles: Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama
Milliner is coming from the best division in college football and is coming from the best team in college football. The Eagles need new, talented bodies to help reboot their secondary. With the likely departure of Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Nnamdi Asomugha’s future in Philly up in the air, the Eagle will need someone to cover receivers. Milliner will be a great player to restart the secondary with.
Detroit Lions: Demontre Moore, DE/OLB, Texas A&M
Moore is the best DE in the draft and he has the ability to play OLB in a 3-4 scheme. With the departure of Vanden Bosch, Moore can fill out the Lions offensive line and his natural ability will restore the Lions defensive line to one of the best in football.
Cleveland Browns: Barkevious Mingo, DE, LSU
Arizona Cardinals: Geno Smith, QB, WVU
Buffalo Bills: Bjoern Werner, DE, FSU
New York Jets: Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee
Tennessee Titans: Chance Warmack, OG, Alabama
San Diego Chargers: Eric Fisher
Miami Dolphins: Keenan Allen, WR, Cal
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma
Carolina Panthers: Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida
New Orleans Saints: Dion Jordan, OLB, Oregon
St. Louis Rams: Kenny Vaccaro
Pittsburgh Steelers: Arthur Brown, ILB, Kansas St.
Dallas Cowboys: Jonathan Cooper, OG, North Carolina
New York Giants: Ezekiel Ansah, DE, BYU
Chicago Bears: DJ Fluker, OT, Alabama
Cincinnati Bengals: Manti Te’o, ILB, Notre Dame
St. Louis Rams: DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson
Minnesota Vikings: Xavier Rhodes, CB, FSU
Indianapolis Colts: Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri
Seattle Seahawks: Sam Montgomery, DE, LSU
Green Bay Packers: Travis Frederick, C, Wisconsin
Houston Texans: Tavon Austin, WR, WVU
Denver Broncos: John Jenkins, DT, UGA
New England Patriots: Jesse Williams, DT, Alabama
Atlanta Falcons: Tyler Eifert , TE, Notre Dame
San Francisco 49ers: Jonathan Banks, CB, Mississippi
Baltimore Ravens: Kawann Short, DT, Purdue