Archived Mock Draft (Steve): Part 2, 6/08

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Archived Mock Draft (Steve): Part 2, 6/08

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Steve Shoup’s Updated 2013 NFL Mock Draft

Updated 2013 NFL Mock Draft Round 1 | Round 1 Picks 17-32 | Round 2 | Round 3 | Round 4 |

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Picks 1-1617-32

17. Chicago Bears- OT Bobby Wagner, Wisconsin

– The Bears offensive line still looks to be a weakness and should be addressed early in the draft. Wagner would give Chicago two bookend maulers from Wisconsin.

18. Dallas Cowboys- S T.J. McDonald, USC

-The Cowboys addressed their CB needs, but still need an impact safety

19. Denver Broncos-G Jonathan Cooper, UNC

-The name of the game is protecting Peyton Manning, which is why the offensive line needs to be a focus next year.

20. Atlanta Falcons- DT Kawaan Short, Purdue

-The Falcons need to keep strengthening their defense and Short would be good value here.

21. Baltimore Ravens- OLB Jackson Jeffcoat, Texas

-Who knows how Terrell Suggs recovers from his injury, adding another pass rusher should be a premium.

22. Detroit Lions- S Robert Lester, Alabama

-The Lions secondary is still the weak part of that secondary. Lester could be a leader back there and really bring that team together.

23. Cincinnati Bengals-LB Nico Johnson, Alabama

-The Bengals don’t project to have many needs, but I think that LB will be up there. Johnson gives the Bengals a young athletic, rangey backer who can replace Rivers.

24. Kansas City Chiefs-QB Logan Thomas, Virginia Tech

-The Chiefs need to find a future QB, and luckily there could be some nice options next year. Thomas is a bit of a wild card and his draft stock could skyrocket, but if he’s still on the board here the Chiefs would be absolutely thrilled.

25. Philadelphia Eagles-LB Manti Te’o, Notre Dame

-A lot will depend on how the Eagles defense performs next year, but I think they could still be looking LB.

26. New Orleans Saints- DE Brandon Jenkins, FSU

-Pass rushers should be the Saints top target next year and Jenkins is a nice fit.

27. New England Patriots- OG Chance Warmack, Alabama

-The Patriots went defensive heavy in this draft which means I think they turn their attention to the offense next year. With Matt Light already retired and Brian Waters and Dan Koppen not far behind, the Patriots will need to add some new bodies to their line.

28. San Francisco 49ers- CB Johnathan Banks, Mississippi State

-The 49ers don’t have a lot of needs, but could use some additional help in the secondary. Banks is a versatile player who can help both at CB and FS, making him a great fit for a team like San Francisco who already has a set line-up but could use quality depth.

29. New York Giants- DT Kwame Geathers, Georgia

-Not a major need here at DT, but a good value pick. Geathers could team with former 2nd round picks Linval Joseph and Marvin Austin to form a devastating three man rotation.

30. Houston Texans- WR Terrence Williams, Baylor

-The Texans picked up some mid-round WR’s but should consider taking a top guy next year. Pairing Williams with Johnson would be a great combo.

31. Pittsburgh Steelers- ILB C.J. Mosley, Alabama

-The Steelers would love to get a linebacking talent like Mosley for their 3-4 defense. Pittsburgh does have high hopes for Sean Spence, but I can’t see them passing up a LB of Mosley’s ability.

32. Green Bay Packers- RB Marcus Lattimore, South Carolina

-This is a great value pick if Lattimore proves himself healthy. A stable rushing attack is the one thing the Packers are lacking.

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