Archived Mock Draft: Steve 10/16
Archived Mock Draft: Steve 10/16
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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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1. Kansas City Chiefs: QB Geno Smith, WVU-
-The Chiefs have such a promising roster, but failures behind center have them in contention for the top pick in the draft and not a wild card spot like their talent should dictate. Geno Smith is having a meteoric rise this draft season, and would be a fantastic selection for the Chiefs with this pick. .
2. Jacksonville Jaguars: OLB Jarvis Jones, Georgia-
-Jacksonville could go offense here, but why not take an elite player like Jarvis Jones who could be a difference maker with his pass rushing ability.
3. Cleveland Browns: OLB Barkevious Mingo, LSU
-The Browns are building in the right direction and could go on either side of the ball here, but I think it will be tough to pass up a top pass rusher like Barkevious Mingo.
4. Oakland Raiders: QB Matt Barkley, USC
-The Raiders could go in a different direction, but with a new G.M./coach they need to land their quarterback of the future. Matt Barkley makes a lot of sense for them given the local ties, and the obvious need they have to jump start their offense.
5. Tennessee Titans: DT Jonathan Hankins, Ohio State
–The Titans could go a number of different directions, but fixing their interior defense is a smart play. Hankins has elite potential and would give Tennessee the star tackle they’ve lacked since Albert Haynesworth left in 2009.
6. Carolina Panthers: DT Star Lotulelei, Utah
-The Panthers are getting destroyed in the middle of their defense and could use an impact option there to help stabilize the situation.
7. Indianapolis Colts: DE Bjoren Werner, FSU
-The Colts need to focus on the defensive side of the ball and should take the best player available. Werner offers them an elite pass rusher.would be the perfect fit.
8. Miami Dolphins: WR Keenan Allen, Cal
–Ryan Tannehill, has over 1,000 yards passing despite having probably the worst collection of pass catchers in the NFL. Adding a big play receiver like Keenan Allen is a must for them.
9. St. Louis Rams: S Eric Reid, LSU
-The Rams have done a great job rebuilding their secondary, but they are still a little weak at safety. Reid has elite safety talent, and should be an immediate upgrade.
10. New Orleans Saints: DE Jackson Jeffcoat, Texas
-The Saints need to do a better job at getting after the quarterback, which is exactly where a guy like Jackson Jeffcoat comes in.
11. New York Jets: QB Tyler Bray, Tennessee
-With the new rookie wage scale the Jets can afford to pay Mark Sanchez’s contract, and still draft his replacement. Bray is a bit inconsistent, but he’s got big upside.
12. Seattle Seahawks: WR Robert Woods, USC
-Seattle would do well to add a receiving threat to complement Russell Wilson and the running game. Woods is someone that Pete Carroll is very familiar with and would be a nice addition.
13. St. Louis Rams (via Washington): OT Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M
-Rams need to get a tackle from the first round of the draft and luck out here as Joeckel is still on the board for them. He can immediately go on their blind side and boost their line play.
14. Tampa Bay Bucaneers: WR Justin Hunter, Tennessee
-This would be a value pick for the Bucs, but one they could make. Vincent Jackson needs a better complement than Mike Williams, and Benn has been a total bust.
15. Buffalo Bills: LB Manti Te’o, Notre Dame
-Kelvin Shepard is a solid middle linebacker, but Manti Te’o should be a star, and the leader of this defense. And I don’t see how you can pass that up.
16. Dallas Cowboys: OLB Sam Montgomery, LSU
-It’s time to give DeMarcus Ware some help in getting after the quarterback, and Sam Montgomery is the best guy on the board.