Archived Mock Draft 11/20, Round 1, Part 2
Archived Mock Draft 11/20, Round 1, Part 2
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Steve Shoup’s Updated 2013 NFL Mock Draft
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Picks 1-16, 17-32, Round 2
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17. Cincinnati -S Eric Reid, LSU
The Bengals need help in the backend of their secondary, and shouldn’t pass up on a talent like Reid. They could perhaps look at a defensive end or LB as well, but safety is probably their biggest need.
18. Dallas- OLB Sam Montgomery, LSU
The Cowboys could use another edge rusher opposite DeMarcus Ware. Montgomery gives them both a nice rusher and a guy who can play the run as well. He’s also in many ways a leader, and would really solidify that Cowboys defense.
19. Seattle- DT John Jenkins, Georgia
The Seahawks may lose two defensive tackles to free agency leaving the depth of the position pretty thin. Jenkins would give them a great run defender in the middle and help keep this defense among the league’s better units.
20. Minnesota- WR Robert Woods, USC
The Vikings are desperate for another pass catcher other than Percy Harvin. Though Woods doesn’t have elite speed his overall skill package makes him a first round pick and a nice value here.
21. Tampa Bay- DE/OLB Dion Jordan, Oregon
Both of the Buccaneers defensive ends have been dealing with injuries and some depth is needed here. Jordan could be a pass rush specialist like Bruce Irvin last year, and you know Greg Schiano wants a defense that can get after the quarterback.
22. Indianapolis- LB C.J. Mosley, Alabama
Though mainly thought of as an outside linebacker, Mosley would move inside in a 3-4. He’d be a great addition to the Colts defense and could be a guy they build the team around. He’s got good lateral quickness, and coming from a Nick Saban led defense he’s going to be ready to play at a high level next season.
23. Pittsburgh- S Abram Elam, Florida
Injury concerns to both Troy Polumalu and Ryan Clark makes this a bit of a priority. Elam though is well worth the pick as he has impressive range and play-making ability. Pittsburgh has drafted someone from Florida each of the last 3 years, and I would fully expect this streak to continue.
24. New York Giants- TE Tyler Eifert, Notre Dame
The Giants may lose Marcellus Bennett after this season, in which case this becomes a big need. If they retain Bennett offensive line or the secondary are the most likely targets.
25. Atlanta Falcons- TE Zach Ertz, Stanford
-With Tony Gonzalez retiring the Falcons should prioritize finding his replacement to ensure the offense doesn’t suffer.
26. Chicago- OG Barrett Jones, Alabama
The Bears have to invest in the offensive line if they want these promising seasons to actually turn into something. Jones is a great pick because he could start at any position along the line but LT (and for the Bears he could probably do that as well).
27. New England- CB Jonathan Banks, Miss. State
The Patriots secondary is still their weak point, and Banks is the top player on the board making this an easy pick. The Patriots though are always a team that likes to move around the draft board so expect some wheeling and dealing here.
28. Baltimore- CB Xavier Roades, FSU
The Ravens secondary has been down this year and it is very likely Cary Williams will leave in free agency. Jimmy Smith hasn’t yet shown he can take over, so expect Baltimore to invest another high pick into the position.
29. San Francisco- G Jonathan Cooper, UNC
The 49ers have a pretty good offensive line, but that doesn’t mean they can’t improve it. With few real holes I think they will look to invest in the line given their impact on the game.
30. Denver- DT Shariff Floyd, Florida
The Broncos don’t have many needs, so I’d look for them to use this pick on the defensive side of the ball to get deeper there. If you give Peyton Manning a defense, your Super Bowl hopes are going to be alive and well. Floyd offers another rotational piece for a good young line.
31. Green Bay- DT Sheldon Richardson, Missouri
The Packers could still use some quality upfront on their line as they look to free up Clay Matthews and Nick Perry. Richardson has a ton of promise and should fit in well in the rotation.
32. Houston- WR Tavon Austin, WVU
The Texans need another receiver weapon, and Austin has moved up draft boards. He’s a quick slot receiver who could do a lot of damage in Houston while most of the focus is on Andre Johnson.