Jan 4, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas A

2013 NFL Mock Draft: 1st Round

Here is my latest mock draft. I will try to do a new one every week because things will begin to shape up  in the coming weeks. Also, be sure to tell me what you think about my mock draft and give me some of your predictions for the draft in the comments below.

  1. PICK NO.
    1
    KC
    LUKE JOECKEL
    OT
    TEXAS A&M
    Joeckel will provide the Chiefs with a Pro Bowl caliber LT for at least 10 years. Also with the rumors that the Chiefs are willing to move Branden Albert, Joeckel makes even more sense.
  2. PICK NO.
    2
    JAC
    DION JORDAN
    DE
    OREGON
    Dion Jordan would fix the Jaguars problem with their pass rush and he also has he ability to drop into coverage. Jordan is very versitiale and gives Jacksonville and new coach Gus Bradley a weapon on defense.
  3. PICK NO.
    3
    OAK
    SHARRIF FLOYD
    DT
    FLORIDA
    Floyd is the best DT in the draft and the Raiders are desperately looking to fill that position because of the losses of Tommy Kelly, Desmond Bryant, and Richard Seymour. Flyod fits perfectly in Oakland.
  4. PICK NO.
    4
    PHI
    DEE MILLINER
    CB
    ALABAMA
    The Eagles secondary was terrible last year, mainly due to the play of their, once All Star corners, Nnamdi Asomugha and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. Milliner can come in and start opposite newly signed corner Cary Williams.
  5. PICK NO.
    5
    DET
    ZIGGY ANSAH
    DE
    BYU
    It makes a lot of sense. With the departure of Cliff Avril, the Lions are looking for a pass rusher and Ansah is one of the best available. Playing in the wide-9 scheme that the Lions play in should cater to Ansah’s strengths, making the pick even more perfect.
  6. PICK NO.
    6
    CLE
    BARKEVIOUS MINGO
    LSU    DE
    Browns are looking for pass rushers of the edge and Mingo can provide them with a strong pass rush coupled with their prize free agent signing, Paul Kruger. This could also be a spot where the Browns look to move down and draft a corner.
  7. PICK NO.
    7
    ARI
    ERIC FISHER
    CENTRAL MICHIGAN  LT
    The Cardinals offensive line was one of the worst units in the league last year and Fisher can come in and help solidify the Cardinals pass protection. No matter who starts under center for the Cards this year, the Cards offensive line needs to improve for their QB to have a chance.
  8. PICK NO.
    8
    BUF
    GENO SMITH
    QB
    WEST VIRGINIA
    The Bills cut Ryan Fitzpatrick this offseason and didn’t sign or trade for a Qb to replace him. It will be hard to sell Tavaris Jackson to their fan base as the Bills opening day starter. Geno Smith will come and be the Bills starter form day 1.
  9. PICK NO.
    9
    NYJ
    JARVIS JONES
    OLB
    GEORGIA
    Jones will need to prove himself to the Jets in a private workout, but based on his in games performances, Jones has shown that he has the ability to be a top of the line OLB that has the ability to rush the passer and that’s exactly what the Jets need
  10. PICK NO.
    10
    TEN
    CHANCE WARMACK
    OG
    ALABAMA
    Warmack’s stock has slipped a bit because he isn’t very athletic but Warmack is still the best OG in the draft. The Titans need Chris Johnson to become CJ2K again and Warmack can come to Tennessee and open up huge holes for Chris Johnson to run through.
  11. PICK NO.
    11
    SD
    LANE JOHNSON
    OT
    OKLAHOMA
    Johnson is a top ten talent and the Chargers will be happy to select him. Johnson will come to San Diego and give Phillip Rivers some much needed pass protection.
  12. PICK NO.
    12
    MIA
    XAVIER RHODES
    CB
    FLORIDA ST.
    The Dolphins lost CB Sean Smith in a free agency and need to replace him in the draft. Rhodes can step into the hole left by Smith and instantly help the Dolphins pass defense.
  13. PICK NO.
    13
    TB
    SHELDON RICHARDSON
    DT
    MISSOURI
    The Buccaneers have two holes on defense, DT and CB. Sheldon Richardson can fill their hole at DT and will solidify their defensive line. The Bucs may also look to trade back and draft Jonathan Banks to sure up their secondary.
  14. PICK NO.
    14
    CAR
    STAR LOTULELEI
    DT
    UTAH
    The Panthers need major help on their defensive line. Lotulelei was considered a top 5 pick a few months ago, but due to a heart condition his stock has fallen. Lotulelei can come in and be a rock for the Panthers new defensive line.
  15. PICK NO.
    15
    NO
    BJOERN WERNER
    DE
    FLORIDA ST.
    The Saints need some one who can rush the passer. Werner loves to rush the passer. Its a perfect fit. Werner is a bit like Jason Babin in the sense that he only rushes the passer and doesn’t play the run well. Werner can come in and give the Saints their  much needed pass rush. The Saints might also look to trade up to draft Jarvis Jones.
  16. PICK NO.
    16
    STL
    CORDARRELLE PATTERSON
    WR
    TENNESSEE
    The Rams, like the Browns, haven’t given their young QB a weapon on the outside. This offseason the Rams added Jared Cook to help out Sam Bradford and by drafting Patterson, the Rams offense looks so much better.
  17. PICK NO.
    17
    PIT
    TAVON AUSTIN
    WR
    WEST VIRGINIA
    The Steelers need to replace what Mike Wallace gave to their offense. Austin comes in and gives the Steelers an electric slot receiver. Plus the Steelers have an offensive coordinator who likes to throw quick, short passes to move up the field instead of running the ball, Austin fits into their scheme perfectly.
  18. PICK NO.
    18
    DAL
    JONATHAN COOPER
    OG
    UNC
    The Cowboys need to address their poor offensive line during the draft, and Cooper is their best option to do so. Cooper is the 2nd best OG in the draft and his athleticism will be much wanted in Dallas.
  19. PICK NO.
    19
    NYG
    ALEC OGLETREE
    ILB
    GEORGIA
    The Giants linebacking corp needs a lot of help. Ogletree is the best ILB in the draft and fills a huge need for the Giants.
  20. PICK NO.
    20
    CHI
    DJ FLUKER
    OT
    ALABAMA
    Fluker is a hard nose tackle who is very good in the run game. For the Bears to get over the hump and into the playoffs this year they will need a Pro Bowl performance form Matt Forte and Fluker can open open holes in the running game to help out their running back.
  21. PICK NO.
    21
    CIN
    MENELIK WATSON
    OT
    FLORIDA ST.
    Watson has the talent to be a starting tackle in the NFL but will need some good coaching to get their.  The Bengals have one of, if not, the best offensive line coach in the league and under his coaching, Watson can become a solid starting tackle for the Bengals in a very short period of time.
  22. PICK NO.
    22
    STL
    KENNY VACCARO
    SS
    TEXAS
    Vaccaro is the best safety in the draft and the Rams are looking for a safety after they cut Quintin Mikell. Vaccaro will come to St. Louis and solidify their talented secondary and give them a physical presence.
  23. PICK NO.
    23
    MIN
    KEENAN ALLEN
    WR
    CALIFORNIA
    The Vikings already helped out their under achieving QB this off season by signing Greg Jennings. The Vikings have two first rounders this year and by drafting Allen, the Vikings will have all the pieces of a great offense minus the QB and with Allen and Jennings opposing defenses wont be able to stack the box against the Vikings to stop Adrian Peterson.
  24. PICK NO.
    24
    IND
    KAWANN SHORT
    DT
    PURDUE
    The Cols are trying to help out their defense this off season and have done so, but more help is coming with this selection. Kawann Short will fill the hole in the middle of the Colts defense as the Colts continue to try and bolster their defense.
  25. PICK NO.
    25
    MIN
    JONATHAN BANKS
    CB
    MISSISSIPPI ST
    The Vikings cut Cb Antoine Winfield and need to fill that position before the season starts. Banks is the best CB remaining and fills a huge hole for the Vikings.
  26. PICK NO.
    26
    GB
    MATT ELAM
    FS
    FLORIDA
    The Packers cut Charles Woodson this off season and are looking for a young safety to fill a hole in their secondary. Elam is a hard hitting safety who can come in and fill a huge hole in the Packers secondary.
  27. PICK NO.
    27
    HOU
    DEANDRE HOPKINS
    WR
    CLEMSON
    The Texans need a second receiver to play along side Andre Johnson. The Texans cut Kevin Walter and are need another plat maker on the outside. Hopkins can come in and fill a hole in the Texans offense.
  28. PICK NO.
    28
    DEN
    DAMONTRE MOORE
    DE
    TEXAS A&M
    Moore was once considered a top 5 pick until an absolutely terrible combine performance and rumored off the field issues saw his draft stock slip a lot. Moore showed he has the ability to play extremely well and is a nice value for the Broncos with the 28th pick.
  29. PICK NO.
    29
    NE
    MARGUS HUNT
    DE
    SMU
    Hunt is a freak of nature, measuring in at 6-8 and he is strong and fast. He gives the Patriots another body who can rush the passer, which hurt them a lot in their loss to the Ravens.
  30. PICK NO.
    30
    ATL
    TYLER EIFERT
    TE
    NOTRE DAME
    Even though Tony Gonzalez is coming back next year, the Falcons need to find a young TE who can replace the future Hall of Famer and this is the perfect draft to do it. Eifert is the best TE in the draft and a perfect replacement once Gonzalez retires and another weapon for Matt Ryan next year.
  31. PICK NO.
    31
    SF
    JESSE WILLIAMS
    DT
    ALABAMA
    The 49ers lost Sopoaga this off season and signed Glen Dorsey. Dorsey has been very inconsistent during his career and Williams will give them depth at the NT position.
  32. PICK NO.
    32
    BAL
    DESMOND TRUFANT
    CB
    WASHINGTON
    The Ravens lost corner Cary Williams this off season and can replace him with Trufant. Previously I had them taking a ILB or a S, but the Ravens filled those holes through free agency. The Ravens can continue to bolster their defense by selecting Trufant.

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