Apr 26, 2012; New York, NY, USA; Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson (left) announces Iowa tackle Riley Reiff (not pictured) as the Lions 23rd overall selection as NFL commissioner Roger Goodell (right) looks on during the 2012 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: James Lang-USA TODAY Sports

First Round Mock Draft Analysis

Apr 26, 2012; New York, NY, USA; A general view of Radio City Music Hall before the start of the 2012 NFL Draft. Mandatory Credit: James Lang-USA TODAY Sports

Here is another mock draft written by Blake Meek of nflmocks.com. For this mock, I will give you my opinions on some of the picks I liked and some I don’t like so much.

And with the first pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Kansas City Chiefs select…

1. Luke Joeckel: I think this pick makes a lot of sense for the Chiefs. The Chiefs added a lot of pieces in the off season, but football games are won in the trenches. With the uncertainty of Brandon Albert, Joeckel will look solidify their line with Joeckel.

4. Geno Smith: Personally I don’t like this pick at all. Smith is not a top-5 talent and the Eagles have other positions that they could look to fill up. The three players I like at four for the Eagles are Star Lotulelei.

14. Sharrif Floyd: Floyd is considered a stone cold lock for the top 10 and he has a very strong chance of going in the top-5. If Floyd does fall I love the pick, but assuming he doesn’t, I think the Panthers will take Sheldon Richardson.

16. Kenny Vaccaro: The Rams cut Quintin Mikell this off season and are looking to draft a safety to fill the hole in their secondary. This is a great draft to do it and Vaccaro is the best safety in the draft. Vaccaro is a play-maker and would come to St. Louis and fill a need for the team.

25. Manti Teo: This pick has me scratching my head because the Vikings already have Chad Greenway and the Vikings have needs at corner, defensive tackle, and wide receiver. In this mock, Blake has the Vikings taking corner Desmond Trufant, so with their second pick I believe the Vikings would take either DeAndre Hopkins or Kawann Short.

Tell me what you think of this mock draft, what you think will happen in the upcoming draft, or what you think if my predictions in the comments.


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  • Tom Sparks

    Your comments on pick 4 & 14 are right on all aspects!

  • Rob

    I can explain pick #25. Chad Greenway plays outside linebacker. Te’o plays the middle. The Vikings have no real MLB on their roster after letting Jasper Brinkley leave in free agency, and he was a liability to begin with. The only guys listed as a MLB on their roster are special teams players who would likely be worse than Brinkley was.

  • Charles Stocks

    #25 makes perfect sense. #23,#25 I go CB LB in no particular order. If Ogletree is available, i’d be all over that. If we come away with one of; Ogletree, Arthur Brown or T’eo, I’ll be happy. If either Trufant, Rhodes or Banks is available at #25 I grab them. Otherwise I go best available DT and then go after CB in the 2nd. Is Tyrann Mathieu going to be available in the 3rd? If I think yes, I go WR in the 2nd round. Would Robert Woods fall that far? Ok, starting to have too many variables lol

  • Charles Stocks

    Pretty sure the Rams go WR at #16

  • Geoff

    Thanks man, I appreciate it. I will have my own 1st round mock out on Tuesday. Be sure to check it out

  • Geoff

    Corners are in high demand this year. I think Rhodes and Milliner are off the board by 13 and Banks could fall, but if the Vikings want him they have the picks to trade up if they want.

  • Geoff

    Ok, thanks for the help there. Now I understand why take a ILB, but with Brown and Ogletree are on the board, I don’t think Te’o is their pick

  • Geoff

    It is a possibility, but the Rams need a safety and Vaccaro is the best available and they also know that if the pass on him the first time, he wont be their the second time, while there will be a solid WR option available at their next pick.

  • Charles Stocks

    Surrounding Bradford with weapons is their number one priority

  • Charles Stocks

    Banks will like fall, Desmond Trufant may be available. I don’t think that there are any players that are worth the cost of trading up for. To go from 23 to 13 would cost us at least our 2nd rounder. Too high a price