Ray's 2013 NFL Mock Draft (4/20/13)
2013 NFL Mock
1. Kansas City Chiefs: Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M
This could easily be Eric Fisher but it’s down to those two options. I wouldn’t be surprised if Braden Albert is traded within the next 10 days and even if he is not I wouldn’t expect him to be on the team in 2014 opening up a huge hole at left tackle. Joeckel and Fisher are both very solid, safe selections with similar upside. The Chiefs made a lot of quality moves this offseason but solidifying their offensive line is a good place to really begin to take the team back to their playoff level.
2. Jacksonville Jaguars: Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia
The Jaguars need to find an impact player with a high upside and it appears that this selection is going to come down to three players (Shariff Floyd, Dion Jordan or Geno Smith). Floyd is a dynamic defensive tackle with the ability to cause havoc from the middle of the defensive line however, he isn’t a difference maker on the defensive side of the ball. Floyd is much better as a secondary rusher and the Jaguars have no one on the outside to help get to the quarterback. Dion Jordan is better suited to play linebacker as opposed to defensive end. One of his strength is his ability to drop into coverage and while I believe he is a very good pass rusher he has not shown it on a consistent basis. Geno Smith has the highest upside of almost any player in this draft and he certainly can make a difference. The season that Smith had is being vastly underrated (30 touchdowns and 4 interceptions). While Smith has a lot of work left to do he can be a difference maker the Jaguars need.
3. Oakland Raiders: Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida
The Raiders have a lot of whole on defense and this pick could go a variety of ways. There defensive line is being totally revamped and that is more than likely a smart direction. The Raiders were not able to get to the quarterback in 2012 and Floyd can definitely help out in that department. As I mention before I believe he is going to be better when a team can apply pressure both outside and inside but he does have a very high ceiling. The Raiders did bring in Pat Sims and Vance Walker and they were both reportedly told they will have an opportunity to start but Sims played only 8 games last year and has only 1 start in the last two years and in five seasons he has only 5 sacks. Vance Walker started a career high 9 games last year but had only 2 starts coming into 2012. By adding Floyd it gives the Raiders a much better rotation at the defensive tackle position and solid depth.
4. Philadelphia Eagles: Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah
The Eagles are down to four players and they apparently love Star Lotulelei. While there was a concern with a heart condition at the Combine that’s seems to be resolved. The Eagles need to improve their defensive line and the depth across it and by going to the 3-4 Lotulelei is capable of being a nose tackle or five technique in the 3-4 and can make an immediate impact. Lotulelei saw constant double teams in college and was a very productive player. He is a safe bet to be a very good NFL player however his ceiling is somewhat limited.
5. Detroit Lions: Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan
Up until a month ago I expected this pick to be a defensive player. The Lions had reportedly had serious interest in Dee Milliner and he could still be the pick if he is available. While they could look at a defensive end, the Lions are going to have to take a long look at Eric Fisher. Jeff Backus recently retired and was a very serviceable but unspectacular player for his entire career. The Lions used a first round pick last year on Riley Reiff but he may be best suited to move inside or possibly play right tackle. Fisher is a big time left tackle prospect that has a real chance of going first overall. He dominated at the Senior Bowl and really helped his draft stock.
6. Cleveland Browns: Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama
The Browns could go in a variety of directions with this selection, especially if they do trade Jabaal Sheard. However, they have shown quite a bit of interest in Dee Milliner. Milliner has been somewhat underrated and has not received the enough credit for his quality play. The big knock on Milliner is that he is he isn’t a playmaker on defense but teams avoided throwing in his direction. Milliner is faster than what he gets credit for and he is much better tackler than some of the other top cornerbacks that have come out in a while. Milliner is an ideal complement to Joe Haden.
7. Arizona Cardinals: Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma
After the Cardinals acquired Carson Palmer this selection became pretty close to a guarantee to be an offensive linemen. Lane Johnson has a high ceiling and is a great athlete who has just gotten better and better with each snap he has taken. Johnson came to Oklahoma as a tight end, switched to defensive end and finally settled on the offensive line where he has exceled. He has everything you look for in a franchise left tackle and would be a smart pick for the Cards.
8. Buffalo Bills: E.J. Manuel, QB, Florida St.
There are a lot of signs that point to the Bills taking a quarterback here but the Bills could be sending smokescreens. They could very well go with Tavon Austin as a perfect complement to Stevie Johnson and could be the selection and the Bills have openly said they want to upgrade their tight end position and Tyler Eifert could be the selection. However, E.J. Manuel is the #2 quarterback and in my mind he is a more polished quarterback than Geno Smith. Manuel had a great deal of success at Florida St. and is more accurate than scouts give him credit for. He has good mobility and a strong arm and has very high marks for his character. Manuel is a solid first round selection.
9. New York Jets: Dion Jordan, OLB, Oregon
The Jets really just need to take the best player available regardless of what position that player is. The Jets have so many needs you can point to a variety of spots they will address during the draft. Dion Jordan is a great fit for Rex Ryan’s defense and Jordan can be utilized in multiple ways. He is very good in coverage, often covering slot receivers at Oregon, and he does have the ability to get to the quarterback. Jordan would be able to stay on the field for all 3 downs and could move inside if needed. If Jordan is available at 9th overall it would be wise for the Jets to select him.
10. Tennessee Titans: Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida St.
The Titans could draft Jonathan Cooper or Chance Warmack here but after signing Andy Levitre to a big deal and Rob Turner and Chris Spencer who are expected to compete are right guard. The Titans could definitely use some help at cornerback. Jason McCourty is a decent starter and Alterraun Verner is better suited as a backup. Rhodes is a tall, lanky corner with good speed. He has shut down capabilities and could be one of the better overall selections in this draft. Rhodes length gives him a distinct advantage in coverage.
11. San Diego Chargers: Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia
The Chargers have a variety of needs and they need to take the best player of available. The Chargers are lacking a dynamic offensive weapon and former General Manager A.J. Smith preferred taller receivers. Austin can be that dynamic playmaker and it would give Phillip Rivers a weapon in the middle of the field. Austin was impressive at the Combine and at his Pro Day he showed exceptionally ability in positional drills.
12. Miami Dolphins: Ezekiel Ansah, DE, BYU
The Dolphins could very well trade up to take Dee Milliner or they could easily move down but it looks as if they are going to make a strong effort to acquire Branden Albert which means this pick will not be a tackle. Cameron Wake is a very good defensive end but they have Jared Odrick playing on the other side and Odrick is a good player but certainly not a pass rusher and he may be best suited for defensive tackle. Ansah has an incredibly high upside and at this point the Dolphins could use both Odrick and Ansah in a rotation until Ansah learns how to play the game. He looked incredibly raw at the Senior Bowl practice but when the game started he was one of the most dominating players.
13. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: D.J. Fluker, OT, Alabama
This pick could end up being the New York Jets selection if the Jets finally pull the trigger on the Darrelle Revis trade but the Bucs could go in a variety of directions if they keep the pick. The right tackle position for the Bucs is incredibly weak and Fluker would be a very good addition. Some think that while Fluker is in the mold of a right tackle that he could play left tackle in the future. Its been reported that the Bucs love Tavon Austin and if he is available he will be the selection here at 13.
14. Carolina Panthers: Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri
The Panthers have a big hole at defensive tackle and they are extremely high on Sheldon Richardson. Richardson had a very good year in 2012 but it was his only productive season in FBS football. Richardson has the makings of a potential superstar but there are some questions about his work ethic and his technique. Too many times Richardson didn’t get the necessary leverage and was pushed off the ball. Some of Richardson’s better games game against weaker opponents or in blowouts.
15. New Orleans Saints: Barkevious Mingo, LB, LSU
The Saints need to take whoever they believe is the best defensive player available. In this case its Barkevious Mingo. The Saints are moving to the 3-4 and really need to find someone to get to the quarterback. Mingo is a boom or bust type player. He has shown flashes of being a brilliant player and has been asked to do a variety of things with the Tigers but he certainly needs more polish. There is some cause for concern. In 3 years Mingo has collected a total of only 14 sacks and only two times has he recorded a sack in a game in which LSU’s opponent was ranked. Once was a 2 sack game against Arkansas in 2011 when everyone was sacking Tyler Wilson and this past year against Texas A&M.
16. St. Louis Rams: Alec Ogletree, LB, Georgia
There is a lot of interest in Alec Ogletree and he has the talent to be a Top 10 selection however his off the field issues are what push him down. The Rams have a lot of interest in Ogletree but he would move outside and give the Rams a very talent group of linebackers. Ogletree came to Georgia as a safety and has the ability to play deep in coverage and has the instincts of a safety. Ogletree was suspended for the first 4 games but still recorded 111 tackles and 11.5 tackles for a loss in 2012. He is a very dynamic player who allows his defensive coordinator to do some unique things with him when he is on the field.
17. Pittsburgh Steelers: Kenny Vaccaro, S, Texas
The Steelers are going to be very careful about their selections but I believe this first pick will be on the defensive side of the ball. If they take a pass rushing linebacker its going to be someone who has had success playing in the 3-4 as they are going to not want to risk the 17th overall selection on a player who has to make a transition to a new position. This leads me to believe that this selection will be a player in the secondary. They have spent a good amount of time evaluating Xavier Rhodes but he is not available and Desmond Trufant is a real option here at 17. However, the safety position has become the staple of the Steelers defense. Ryan Clark will turn 34 during this season and is in the final year of his deal and will most likely be his last as a Steeler. Troy Polamalu has dealt with quite a few injuries and the Steelers are going to need to start grooming a replacement. Vaccaro is a very steady and smart defender who is an exceptional tackler. He is an ideal fit to learn the defensive system and take over for Ryan Clark in 2014.
18. Dallas Cowboys: Chance Warmack, G, Alabama
This scenario is almost too good for the Cowboys. They desperately need to address their interior offensive line and they might have their choice of two of the premier prospects we have seen at the position. Warmack is a big mauling guard who is a very good run blocker and pass protector. He is an instant starter for the Cowboys and while its not a traditional Jerry Jones selection, it’s the smart move. They could go with a defensive tackle here but Warmack is a safe selection.
19. New York Giants: Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida St.
The Giants don’t have a ton of glaring needs but both Hakeem Nicks and Victor Cruz could be unrestricted free agents in 2014 so the Giants may plan for that by taking one of the top receiver in this draft with the 19th overall selection. However, when a highly talented player like Bjoern Werner falls into your lap you have to select him and that’s what the Giants do. Werner has only been playing football for a short time and was a dominate force in his time with the Seminoles. He collected 20 sacks and 29 tackles for a loss over the last two seasons and one of his best performances was against the Florida Gators last November. Werner didn’t wow anyone at the Combine but that’s what more expected. He has a high upside because of his short career to this point but he certainly will have a long NFL career.
20. Chicago Bears: Jonathan Cooper, G, North Carolina
The Bears took a step to fixing their offensive line by signing Jermon Bushrod who, while average, is a better option at left tackle than J’Marcus Webb. The Bears also added Matt Slauson and Eben Britton via free agency but neither of them or anyone on the roster has the upside and talent of Jonathan Cooper. Cooper is capable of playing all three interior line positions and may eventually take over at center for an aging Roberto Garza. Cooper is an extremely talent guard who is a great value at 20 and could go in the top 10.
21. Cincinnati Bengals: Jarvis Jones, LB, Georgia
If players were evaluated just on what they could do on the field then Jarvis Jones would be a lock for a top 5 selection. However, he has some health questions and work ethic questions in the gym which has some scouts concerned. Jones has been a dominate force in college football over the last two years with 44 tackles for a loss and 28 sacks. Those are outstanding numbers for a linebacker in the SEC. Jones can play in either the 3-4 or 4-3 and whoever drafts him is going to get a steal. I believe that the health issues have been overblown and the lack of outstanding measureables get in the way of truly evaluating the type of player Jones is. The Bengals are always willing to take risks and if Jones is here they will snatch him up and put him in the starting line up.
22. St. Louis Rams (from WAS): Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee
Cordarrell Patterson is another boom or bust type player. He burst onto the SEC scene in 2012 and stole the spotlight away from teammate Justin Hunter. Patterson was used in a variety of ways in Tennessee and the staff just wanted to get the ball in his hands. He finished with 1,858 all purpose yards and had 10 touchdowns (5 receiving, 3 rushing, 1 punt return, 1 kickoff return). The Rams do not have a player like him on their team and it gives Sam Bradford another weapon in the passing game. Unfortunately, Patterson’s football IQ is not that good. He has trouble with route running and does not know how to read coverages which is why he could be available around this selection.
23. Minnesota Vikings: Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington
The Vikings have a luxury of having two picks very close in the first round and can be a little more aggressive with their selections. Desmond Trufant has become a very underrated cornerback prospect in this draft. Trufant has good size and speed and is a very good cover corner who is not the best tackler. Trufant can be moved around the field covering the slot or sliding outside. The Vikings need to improve their secondary and Trufant is an instant starter.
24. Indianapolis Colts: Datone Jones, DE, UCLA
The Colts filled a lot of holes during free agency but tended to do it with marginal players so the direction they go in will most likely be the best player available. Datone Jones is a unique defender who really can excel in the 3-4 at the five technique. Jones has 19 tackles for a loss in 2012 and was a force in the Bruins aggressive defense. Jones is a very strong player who can get in the backfield and gives a different dimension to a 3-4 defense. Jones is someone who could sneak into the top 15 because of his unique skill set.
25. Minnesota Vikings (from SEA): Manti Te’o, LB, Notre Dame
The opinions of Te’o are really split and it has nothing to do with his off the field situation. Te’o is not the fastest linebacker and everyone knew that but what we did know is that he is a reliable tackler who can be a force in the middle of a defense. However, he was terrible in the National Championship and that had a lot of scouts wondering if his success was due in part to the easy schedule Notre Dame played. Te’o relies heavily on his instincts and is very good against the run. While he did have 7 interceptions in 2012 he is not great in coverage. Minnesota is a solid fit for Te’o.
26. Green Bay Packers: Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee
The Packers are in a very good position to draft the best player available but the Packers do like to use a lot of 4 receiver sets and Hunter would be a great fit as a vertical threat for the Packers. While Hunter dropped too many passes in 2012 he does have better than average hands, he is a tall, fast receiver who can make a play with the ball in his hands. He can certain a lot of mismatch problems and would give the Packers and Aaron Rodgers another threat.
27. Houston Texans: DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson
The Texans had said they wanted to address their defensive front seven but they need to add a receiver to help take some pressure off of Andre Johnson. Hopkins is an exceptional route runner with very good hands who can play multiple receiver spots and be a very dangerous weapon in the Texans offense. Hopkins looked good all year long and plays bigger and faster than his measureables indicate.
28. Denver Broncos: Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame
The Broncos could very well address their defensive line but if they have an opportunity to give Peyton Manning a weapon like Tyler Eifert they should take advantage of that. Eifert is a unique tight end who is a good blocker and an excellent receiver who can go up and get the ball. Tight end isn’t the biggest need for the Broncos but they have an opportunity to make their offense more potent and dangerous than it already is.
29. New England Patriots: Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina
With a lack of draft picks I can almost guarantee the Patriots will not be using the 29th selection and will attempt to move down to secure additional picks. Sylvester Williams would be a great addition for the Patriots defense. Vince Wilfork is still contributing but he is much more of a run stuff and Sylvester Williams is a very complete defensive tackle. Williams has maybe the best swim move in the draft and he is incredibly strong. He is a great selection for any team and has been vastly underrated.
30. Atlanta Falcons: Jamar Taylor, CB, Boise St.
The Falcons are desperate for cornerback help and it appears they want to move up to acquire their guy. They are going to be pushing hard to get out of this spot but if they are stuck here they will take the best cornerback, defensive end or linebacker available. Jamar Taylor is a solid corner who had a good workout at the Combine which helped solidified his stock. Taylor was somewhat of a playmaker for Boise St. but I think the first round is a reach for Taylor and the Falcons would be best suited moved up or down to get their corner.
31. San Francisco 49ers: Eric Reid, S, LSU
The 49ers appear to have serious interest in Eric Reid and the opinions of Reid vary greatly for first round to third round selection. But the 49ers go with their guy as they did last year with A.J. Jenkins who I predicted would be the 49ers selection. Reid has a high ceiling and after losing Dashon Goldson in free agency the 49ers need to find a capable replacement. Reid is another boom or bust but his ceiling is so high that he may find himself being a first round selection.
32. Baltimore Ravens: Arthur Brown, LB, Kansas St.
Losing Ray Lewis and Ed Reed is going to severely hurt the Ravens leadership but it might not be that big of a loss on the field. The Ravens can get younger and more athletic with some of their early selections in the draft and Arthur Brown would be an ideal fit in the middle of a 3-4 defense. Brown was once a top recruit who committed to Miami but ended up at Kansas St. Brown is a very instinctive player who can also excel in pass coverage.
33. Jacksonville Jaguars: Damontre Moore, DE, Texas A&M
Damontre Moore has really taken a tumble but with his production in 2012 he is worth taking a chance on in the early second round.
34. San Francisco 49ers: Margus Hunt, DE, SMU
Margus Hunt has a huge upside and even if he doesn’t make it as an every down player he can certainly help on special team.
35. Philadelphia Eagles: Terron Armstead, OT, Arkansas-Pine Bluff
Armstead is a super athletic offensive tackle who has been receiving a lot of attention for his measureables and he will be groomed to be a franchise left tackle.
36. Detroit Lions: D.J. Hayden, CB, Houston
Now that Hayden is healthy his stock has sky rocketed and he has become a Top 50 lock. The Lions need help in the secondary and Hayden is a guy who can start right away.
37. Cincinnati Bengals (from OAK): Jonathan Cyprien, S, Florida International
Cyprien could easily go to the Bengals in the first round as they are reportedly high on him and after an impressive Senior Bowl he really helped his stock.
38. Arizona Cardinals: Zach Ertz, TE, Stanford
The Cardinals needs to give Carson Palmer some weapons and head coach Bruce Arians loves tight ends. Ertz is a very good pass catching tight end.
39. New York Jets: Matt Elam, S, Florida
The Jets lost three safeties in free agency and have only brought in Dawan Landry who is not nearly as good as LaRon Landy. Elam has some red flags but is a very capable safety who could start immediately.
40. Tennessee Titans: Cornellius Carradine, DE, Florida St.
Tank Carradine started the season as a backup but after Brandon Jenkins got hurt he took over the starting role and was dominate. If it was not for a late season ACL tear he would have been a first round pick.
41. Buffalo Bills: Robert Woods, WR, USC
The Bills need to find another receiver across from Stevie Johnson and Woods is sure handed receiver.
42. Miami Dolphins: Menelik Watson, OT, Florida St.
Even if the Dolphins trade for Branden Albert they could still use some depth on the offensive line and Watson is a high upside guy with the ability to play left tackle.
43. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: David Amerson, CB, North Carolina St.
There have been some rumors of late putting Amerson in the first round but this is a deep cornerback draft class and he is a very good value in round 2.
44. Carolina Panthers: Johnthan Banks, CB, Mississippi St.
Banks doesn’t have the measureables some teams covet in their cornerbacks but he is a very good corner who is a great value for the Panthers.
45. San Diego Chargers: Kyle Long, OT, Oregon
Long is an extremely raw prospect but he does have a big upside. Long has the obvious pedigree but he has a lot of learning to do.
46. St. Louis Rams: Eddie Lacy, RB, Alabama
The Rams reportedly love Eddie Lacy and I think he can be a very good running back in the NFL. There are concerns with his work ethic and we have seen how bigger backs with poor work ethic have turned out (LenDale White).
47. Dallas Cowboys: Kawaan Short, DT, Purdue
Short has first round talent but with the draft as deep as it is at defensive tackle he could slide into the middle of round 2.
48. Pittsburgh Steelers: Jonathan Franklin, RB, UCLA
The Steelers have said they want/need to improve their running game and Franklin is a very good running back and fits the Steelers new zone blocking system.
49. New York Giants: Justin Pugh, OL, Syracuse
There is a lot of argument about where Pugh fits best but with the Giants they would be able to plug him into either tackle or guard and there won’t be a lot of pressure to start immediately.
50. Chicago Bears: Kevin Minter, LB, LSU
Minter is a first round talent prospect and I would not be surprised if he goes in the end of Round 1 but with some poor workouts he falls a little.
51. Washington Redskins: Keenan Allen, WR, California
Keenan Allen has some red flags which push him down but the Redskins can take a chance on him as he does have a high ceiling and fits their offense.
52. Minnesota Vikings: Johnathan Hankins, DT, Ohio St.
The opinions on Hankins are very split and I think ultimately he will go somewhere between 40-60 because of his limited upside and the depth of this class.
53. Cincinnati Bengals: Giovani Bernard, RB, North Carolina
The Bengals need a good running back and Bernard is a good compliment to Green-Ellis.
54. Miami Dolphins (from IND): Blidi Wreh-Wilson, CB, Connecticut
The Dolphins brought in only Brent Grimes through free agency and need to address the position in the draft. I’m not high on Wreh-Wilson but he should be a late second round pick.
55. Green Bay Packers: Le’Veon Bell, RB, Michigan St.
It seems as if the Packers never want to address the running back position but they should in this draft. Bell is a strong runner who fits the Packers style.
56. Seattle Seahawks: Khaseem Greene, LB, Rutgers
Greene is an absolute steal in the end of the second round and he could be a first round pick. He is mostly going to play outside linebacker in the NFL.
57. Houston Texans: John Jenkins, DT, Georgia
The Texans could benefit from a true nose tackle and Jenkins has been working hard to lose weight and get into better shape. He could be a very good player if he continues to work at it.
58. Denver Broncos: Jesse Williams, DT, Alabama
There is a ton of upside with Jesse Williams but he does have some medical red flags. Williams can fit in either the 3-4 or 4-3.
59. New England Patriots: Robert Alford, CB, Southeast Louisiana
Alford was very impressive at the Senior Bowl and the Patriots do need some help in the secondary.
60. Atlanta Falcons: Cornelius Washington, DE, Georgia
Washington is going to be a Top 100 selection. He has a huge upside and has great measureables while playing out of position at Georgia.
61. San Francisco 49ers: Aaron Dobson, WR, Marshall
Dobson has very good size and speed combination and has very solid hands. The 49ers need a another receiver.
62. Baltimore Ravens: D.J. Swearinger, S, North Carolina St.
The Ravens got rid of both of their starting safeties last year and Swearinger is a good fit for the Ravens defense.
63. Kansas City Chiefs: Quinton Patton, WR, Louisiana Tech
Patton is a great value in round 3 and a good complement to Bowe and Baldwin.
64. Jacksonville Jaguars: Dwayne Gratz, CB, Connecticut
The Jaguars need to address their secondary and will go which whatever defensive back they have ranked highest.
65. Detroit Lions: Terrance Williams, WR, Baylor
The Lions are desperately trying to find another receiver and Williams had a very good senior year.
66. Oakland Raiders: Jordan Poyer, CB, Oregon St.
The Raiders cornerbacks are so bad they moved running back Taiwan Jones to corner back. Jordan Poyer has fallen because some believe his upside is limited but he will be a starting corner in the NFL.
67. Philadelphia Eagles: Gavin Escobar, TE, San Diego St.
Escobar is a complete tight end and gives the Eagles offense another weapon.
68. Cleveland Browns: Matt Barkley, QB, USC
Could Matt Barkley really fall to the 3rd round? Why not we had a limited upside and was disappointing in 2012.
69. Arizona Cardinals: Larry Warford, G, Kentucky
The Cardinals need to continue to improve their offensive line.
70. Tennessee Titans: Travis Frederick, C/G, Wisconsin
The Titans added a lot through free agency for their interior offensive line but Frederick is going to be a good starting center.
71. Buffalo Bills: Alex Okafor, DE, Texas
Okafor is a good value in round 3 and could fit in nicely in a rotation on the Bills defensive line.
72. New York Jets: Travis Kelce, TE, Cincinnati
Kelce is a dynamic tight end and the Jets need to replace Dusitn Keller.
73. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Ryan Swope, WR, Texas A&M
The Bucs could use a slot receiver to help Josh Freeman out .
74. San Francisco 49ers (from CAR): Jamie Collins, LB, Southern Mississippi
The 49ers needs some depth at outside linebacker and Collins is a good value in round 3.
75. New Orleans Saints: J.J. Wilcox, S, Georgia Southern
Wilcox is another guy who had a very good Senior Bowl and really helped out his draft stock.
76. San Diego Chargers: B.W. Webb, CB, Williams & Mary
Webb is a corner that is helped out by his return ability.
77. Miami Dolphins: Montee Ball, RB, Wisconsin
The Dolphins are unsure with what they have in Lamar Miller and Daniel Thomas and Ball would be a good addition.
78. St. Louis Rams: Phillip Thomas, S, Fresno St.
Thomas is a ball hawking safety who can’t tackle.
79. Pittsburgh Steelers: John Simon, LB, Ohio St.
There are some coaches that love Simon as he is the type of player that is willing to do whatever is asked.
80. Dallas Cowboys: Knile Davis, RB, Arkansas
Knile Davis is the biggest boom or bust running back in the draft. He was once looked at as a Top 10 selection but after he got injured and was inconsistent last year his draft stock took a hit.
81. New York Giants: Darius Slay, CB, Mississippi St
Slay had a good year and was impressive at the Combine.
82. Miami Dolphins (from CHI): Vance McDonald, TE, Rice
McDonald is a solid receiving tight end and the Dolphins need some insurance as they only signed Dustin Keller to a 1 year deal.
83. Minnesota Vikings: Markus Wheaton, WR, Oregon St.
Wheaton might be the most underrated wide receiver in the draft and is a good compliment to the Vikings receivers.
84. Cincinnati Bengals: Brian Schwenke, C/G, California
Schwenke is good solid blocker who is capable of playing any of the interior positions.
85. Washington Redskins: Bacarri Rambo, S, Georgia
The Redskins brought Rambo in for a visit and he has the talent of a top safety but some character concerns.
86. Indianapolis Colts: Sio Moore, LB, Connecticut
The Colts need depth and some help at linebacker and Moore could transition to either inside or outside in the 3-4.
87. Seattle Seahawks: Brandon Williams, DT, Missouri Southern
The Seahawks defense is very good and Williams is an underrated prospect.
88. Green Bay Packers: William Gholston, DE, Michigan St.
Gholston is pretty much only going to be a five technique in the 3-4 and the Packers could just use some more depth.
89. Houston Texans: Ryan Nassib, QB, Tennessee
The Texans don’t seem to be 100% confident in the long term ability of Matt Schaub and they will look to draft a quarterback to eventually take over if they believe that quarterback has value.
90. Denver Broncos: Christine Michael, RB, Texas A&M
The Broncos have said they want to draft a running back in the first 3 rounds. Michael has a huge upside but a lot of character concerns.
91. New England Patriots: Steadman Bailey, WR, West Virginia
Bailey is a great value and another underrated wide receiver. Bailey has great hands and runs really good routes.
92. Atlanta Falcons: Brian Winters, G, Kent St.
Winters is an aggressive offensive linemen that is best suited to play guard in the NFL.
93. San Francisco 49ers: Matt Scott, QB, Arizona
Scott has a high upside and would be a great backup initially for the 49ers.
94. Baltimore Ravens: David Bakhtiari, OT, Colorado
The Ravens need some depth at offensive tackle and Bakhtiari has the ability to be a left tackle.
95. Houston Texans: David Quessenberry, OL, San Jose St.
Quessenberry is a great fit for the Texans offensive line. He has definitely been flying up draft boards because of his ability to play multiple positions.
96. Kansas City Chiefs: A.J. Klein, LB, Iowa St.
The big knock on Klein was that he did not have the speed to cover tight ends but Klein had a great combine and is a very steady and solid linebacker.
97. Tennessee Titans: Jon Bostic, LB, Florida
Colin McCarthy is a decent middle linebacker but Bostic has a high upside.
98. Jacksonville Jaguars: Shamarko Thomas, S, Syracuse
The Jaguars really need to address their secondary and in this mock they are taking a cornerback in the third and taking Thomas here is a good deal.
99. Kansas City Chiefs: Trevardo Williams, LB, Connecticut
The Chiefs could use some more depth at outside linebacker as well.
100. Oakland Raiders: Kevin Reddick, LB, North Carolina
The Raiders need help at linebacker and Reddiclk is a very good and undervalued prospect.
101. Philadelphia Eagles: Corey Lemonier, LB, Auburn
The Eagles need pass rushers in case Trent Cole has trouble with the transition.
102. Minnesota Vikings (from DET): Earl Wolff, S, North Carolina St.
We have been on the Earl Wolff bangwagon for awhile. Check out some of my stuff from the East West Shrine game.
103. Arizona Cardinals: Marquise Goodwin, WR, Texas
Goodwin would be a great compliment to Larry Fitzgerald.
104. Cleveland Browns: Sean Porter, LB, Texas A&M
Sean Porter is a much better fit in the 3-4 but he needs to add some weight.
105. Buffalo Bills: Barrett Jones, C/G, Alabama
Barrett Jones is going to play in the NFL for a very long time.
106. New York Jets: Chris Harper, WR, Kansas St.
Harper is a former quarterback who has made a pretty seamless transition to receiver.
107. Tennessee Titans: Jordan Reed, TE, Florida
The Titans need a replacement for Jared Cook.
108. Carolina Panthers: Jeff Locke, P, UCLA
Locke is the best punter by far in this draft and the Panthers need to improve their special teams.
109. New Orleans Saints: Vinston Painter, OT, Virginia Tech
Painter is an athletic tackle and the Saints need to protect Drew Brees.
110. San Diego Chargers: Kiko Alonso, LB, Oregon
Alonso could be a second round pick but doesn’t have the upside as others.
111. Miami Dolphins: Leon McFadden, CB, San Diego St.
McFadden is easily a third round pick in other drafts.
112. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Tyler Wilson, QB, Arkansas
Josh Freeman is not a priority for the Bucs and Wilson is a great value in round 4.
113. St. Louis Rams: Michael Buchanan, DE, Illinois
Buchanan is a solid pass rusher but limited upside.
114. Dallas Cowboys: Shawn Williams, S, Georgia
The Cowboys need help at safety and Shawn Williams is a very underrated prospect.
115. Pittsburgh Steelers: Tharold Simon, CB, LSU
The Steelers like long, athletic corners and Simon could be a fit for their system.
116. New York Giants: Da’Rick Rogers, WR, Tennessee Tech
If Rogers straightens his act out he will be an absolute steal in round 4.
117. Chicago Bears: Akeem Spence, DT, Illinois
Solid depth selections for the Bears.
118. Cincinnati Bengals: Sam Montgomery, DE, LSU
Sam Montgomery is somewhat of an enigma but the Bengals love this type of player.
119. Washington Redskins: Logan Ryan, CB, Rutgers
The Redskins need some depth at cornerback.
120. Minnesota Vikings: Mike Glennon, QB, North Carolina St.
The Vikings need a backup plan for Christian Ponder and Glennon has a strong arm and worth the gamble.
121. Indianapolis Colts: Stepfan Taylor, RB, Stanford
The Colts need to improve their running game and Taylor is in a similar mold to Alfred Morris.
122. Green Bay Packers: Zaviar Gooden, LB, Missouri
Gooden could fit in the inside of a 3-4.
123. Seattle Seahawks: Alvin Bailey, G, Arkansas
Bailey could easily be a starter for a lot of teams in 2013.
124. Houston Texans: Luke Marquardt, OT, Azusa Pacific
The Texans have a very good offensive and Marquardt is a guy with a really high ceiling
125. Denver Broncos: Quanterus Smith, DE, Western Kentucky
Smith will probably go to the Broncos because Mike is a Raiders fan and happens to love him.
126. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (from NE): Jelani Jenkins, LB, Florida
Jenkins is not a very good linebacker and will get over drafted.
127. Atlanta Falcons: Tyler Bray, QB, Tennessee
Bray is a strong armed QB and the Falcons could use some decent insurance behind Matt Ryan.
128. San Francisco 49ers: Terry Hawthorne, CB, Illinois
Hawthorne is a guys we love here at NFL Rough Draft. Extremely underrated.
129. Baltimore Ravens: Corey Fuller, WR, Virginia Tech
Fuller has big play potential and if he can put it all together he could be a special player.
130. Baltimore Ravens: Lavar Edwards, DE, LSU
The Ravens want some depth along their defensive line.
131. San Francisco 49ers: Kyle Juszcyk, FB, Harvard
Could be a replacement for Delanie Walker
132. Detroit Lions: T.J. McDonald, S, USC
McDonald is too stiff but could help near the line of scrimmage.
133. Atlanta Falcons: Brennan Williams, OT, North Carolina
I like Brennan Williams and he would be a great pick for anyone in the 4th round.
134. Kansas City Chiefs: Dion Sims, TE, Michigan St.
Sims is a very good blocking tight end.
135. Jacksonville Jaguars: Bennie Logan, DT, LSU
Logan is going to slip on draft day he isn’t a great prospect.
136. Philadelphia Eagles: Kenny Stills, WR, Oklahoma
Stills ran an impressive 40 at the Combine which helped his stock he could end up going in round 4.
137. Detroit Lions: Mike Gillislee, RB, Florida
Gillislee was very productive this year and really helped his stock. He may never be a starter but he is a solid contributor.
138. Seattle Seahawks (from OAK): Duke Williams, S, Nevada
Williams is a solid safety prospect who is victimized by the depth of safety in this class.
139. Cleveland Browns: Kenjon Barner, RB, Oregon
Barner’s speed showed up at his Pro Day but he did not impress at the Combine.
140. Arizona Cardinals: Chase Thomas, LB, Stanford
Thomas can play outside linebacker in the 3-4 which makes him an appealing mid to late round prospect.
141. New York Jets: Dallas Thomas, G/T, Tennessee
Thomas is currently injured which has hurt his draft stock.
142. Tennessee Titans: Reid Fragel, OT, Ohio St.
Fragel is an interesting tackle prospect who could develop into a starter.
143. Buffalo Bills: Lonnie Pryor, FB, Florida St.
Pryor is a very good fullback prospect who can make an immediate impact.
144. New Orleans Saints: Khaled Holmes, C/G, USC
Holmes is a decent middle interior prospect but could start for the Saints eventually.
145. San Diego Chargers: Landry Jones, QB, Oklahoma
Landry Jones is a very underrated quarterback prospect and could eventually take over if the Chargers decide to let Phillip Rivers walk.
146. Miami Dolphins: Gerald Hodges, LB, Penn St.
I’m a big Gerald Hodges fan and think he is going to be a good NFL player.
147. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Devin Taylor, DE, South Carolina
Taylor’s production has slipped but he has a chance to be a good to turn it around if he is coached up.
148. Carolina Panthers: Aaron Mellette, WR, Elon
Steve Smith isn’t going to be around forever and Mellette is worth taking a chance on.
149. St. Louis Rams: Sanders Commings, CB, Georgia
Commings is another very underrated cornerback prospect who at the least will be a special teams contributor.
150. Pittsburgh Steelers: Tavarres King, WR, Georgia
The Steelers reportedly are very interesting in King and he would fit their system nicely.
151. Dallas Cowboys: Brandon Thurmond, DE, Arkansas-Pine Bluff
A very underrated pass rusher who could sneak into the Top 100.
152. New York Giants: Ryan Otten, TE, San Jose St.
Giants need some depth at tight end
153. Chicago Bears: Josh Boyce, WR, TCU
The Bears need to add some speed at receiver.
154. Washington Redskins: J.C. Tretter, OL, Cornell
Tretter has a really high upside and a very good future in the NFL.
155. Minnesota Vikings: Hugh Thorton, G, Illinois
The Vikings need some depth at guard.
156. Cincinnati Bengals: Tyrann Mathieu, CB, LSU
He should be a Bengal just because that seems the thing to do.
157. San Francisco 49ers (from IND): Vince Williams, LB, Florida St.
Vince Williams is going to last a long time in the NFL. He is a good inside linebacker.
158. Seattle Seahawks: Cobi Hamilton, WR, Arkansas
Hamilton is a tall, strong receiver who would be a good addition to the Seahawks.
159. Green Bay Packers: Josh Evans, S, Florida
Just some more depth for the Packers secondary.
160. Houston Texans: Don Jones, S, Arkansas St.
Don Jones has been getting a lot of attention of late and could sneak into the 4th round.
161. Denver Broncos: Nico Johnson, LB, Alabama
Johnson is a better fit in the 3-4 but he could provide some depth and be a possible starter.
162. Washington Redskins (from NE): Travis Johnson, OLB, San Jose St.
Johnson is a good pass rushing specialist.
163. Atlanta Falcons: Jordan Hill, DT, Penn St.
Hill is a very limited player but he is excellent against the run.
164. Cleveland Browns (from SF): Charles Johnson, WR, Grand Valley St.
Johnson put up huge numbers at Grand Valley St. and open the eyes of some scouts.
165. Baltimore Ravens: Ricky Wagner, OT, Wisconsin
Wagner is going to be a starting right tackle in the NFL.
166. Miami Dolphins: Montori Hughes, DT, Tennessee Martin
Hughes could be a surprised entrant into the Top 100.
167. Green Bay Packers: Zac Dysert, QB, Miami (OH)
Dysert is an average quarterback prospect and will never be a good starter.
168. Baltimore Ravens: DeVonte Holloman, LB, South Carolina
Some more depth at the depleted linebacker position.
169. Jacksonville Jaguars: Marcus Lattimore, RB, South Carolina
Lattimore has a high upside if he can stay healthy.
170. Kansas City Chiefs: Earl Watford, G, James Madison
More depth for the Chiefs along their offensive line and this is a value pick.
171. Detroit Lions: Steve Beauharnais, LB, Rutgers
Lions need help all over the defense.
172. Oakland Raiders: Nick Kasa, TE, Colorado
The Raiders are going to look at a lot of tight ends in this draft.
173. San Francisco 49ers (from CLE): Jordan Mills, OL, Louisiana Tech
Mills could go in the 4th round but he is somewhat limited in his upside.
174. Arizona Cardinals: Joseph Randle, RB, Oklahoma St.
Randle is not as dynamic as other runners in this draft.
175. Cleveland Browns: Oday Aboushi, OT/G, Virginia
Aboushi had a chance to turn some heads during the draft process but was constantly disappointing.
176. Arizona Cardinals (from MIN): Ty Powell, LB, Harding
Powell has a chance to play multiple positions and worth taking a chance on in the 6th round.
177. Buffalo Bills: Chris Gragg, TE, Arkansas
Gragg is a pure receiving tight end.
178. New York Jets: Kwame Geathers, DT, Georgia
Some girth in the middle of the Jets defense.
179. San Diego Chargers: Latavius Murray, RB, Central Florida
Mike likes Murray so I made sure I gave him to a Raiders rival.
180. San Francisco 49ers (from MIA): Ace Sanders, WR, South Carolina
Ace Sanders is a good pickup for a team. He is a slot receiver and a good returner.
181. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Will Davis, CB, Utah St.
Davis has a huge upside and is going to be a great value.
182. Carolina Panthers: Garrett Gilkey, OT/G, Chadron St.
Gilkey gives the Panthers some depth across their entire offensive line.
183. New Orleans Saints: Jasper Collins, WR, Mount Union
Collins is another good receiver in the line of Mount Union wideouts.
184. St. Louis Rams: Xavier Nixon, OT, Florida
The Rams could stand to find some more help at offensive tackle.
185. Dallas Cowboys: Troy Davis, LB, Central Florida
The Cowboys need some more depth at linebacker.
186. Pittsburgh Steelers: Josh Boyd, DL, Mississippi St.
The Steelers are constantly looking to improve their defensive line.
187. New York Giants: Andre Ellington, RB, Clemson
I think Ellington is going to be a bust which is why he falls to round 6.
188. Chicago Bears: Brandon McGee, CB, Miami
McGee has some speed and can help on special teams.
189. Minnesota Vikings: David Bass, DE, Missouri Western
The Vikings could use some depth at defensive end and I really like Davis Bass.
190. Cincinnati Bengals: Travis Bond, G/T, North Carolina
Bond gives the Bengals some depth across the entire offensive line.
191. Washington Redskins: Joseph Fauria, TE, UCLA
Fauria is an underrated tight end.
192. Indianapolis Colts: Marcus Davis, WR, Virginia Tech
The Colts need some depth at wide receiver even with the Heyward-Bey signing.
193. Green Bay Packers: Dustin Hopkins, K, Florida St.
Mason Crosby has not been good.
194. Seattle Seahawks: Denard Robinson, WR/RB, Michigan
Why not take a risk on a guy like Robinson?
195. Houston Texans: Cierre Wood, RB, Notre Dame
Wood is a solid backup running back who can fill in
196. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (from PHI): Walter Stewart, DE, Cincinnati
Stewart has some serious medical concerns but if he can prove to stay healthy he will be a steal.
197. Cincinnati Bengals (from NE): Marquess Wilson, WR, Washington St.
Another trouble maker and could pick for the Bengals.
198. Atlanta Falcons: Michael Ford, RB, LSU
Ford has the intangibles to be a good back and could eventually work his way into a starting role.
199. Baltimore Ravens (from SF): Micah Hyde, DB, Iowa
Hyde is going to be a good special teams player.
200. Baltimore Ravens: Brandon Jenkins, LB, Florida St.
Jenkins isn’t 100% healthy but once he is he will prove to be a steal.
201. Houston Texans: Michael Williams, TE, Alabama
Best blocking tight end in the draft.
202. Tennessee Titans: Tony Jefferson, S, Oklahoma
The Titans need some depth at safety.
203. Baltimore Ravens: Tommy Bohanon, FB, Wake Forest
Bohanon might make the team if they cut Vontae Leach
204. Kansas City Chiefs: Everett Dawkins, DL, Florida St.
Dawkins could make the team as a backup on defensive line.
205. Oakland Raiders: Tourek Williams, DE, Florida International
The Raiders need pass rushers and Williams was the Sun Belt best defensive player.
206. Pittsburgh Steelers: Jeff Baca, OT/G, UCLA
The Steelers are moving to a zone blocking system and Baca fits that style.
207. Kansas City Chiefs: Jordan Rogers, QB, Vanderbilt
Aaron Rodgers brother is worth a draft pick.
208. Jacksonville Jaguars: Brandon Kaufmann, WR, Eastern Washington
Could develop into a starter.
209. Oakland Raiders: Jawan Jamison, RB, Rutgers
Raiders need some depth at running back.
210. Philadelphia Eagles: Braden Brown, OT, BYU
Brown is one of the most underrated tackles in the draft.
211. Detroit Lions: Mike Catapano, DE, Princeton
Catapano is another small school product with high upside.
212. Philadelphia Eagles (From CLE): Marc Anthony, CB, California
He will have to prove he can play special teams to make the Eagles.
213. Minnesota Vikings (from ARI): Kerwynn Williams, RB, Utah St.
Williams will make a team.
214. Minnesota Vikings (from SEA): Keith Pough, LB, Howard
Pough was disappointing in the draft process but he can play football.
215. New York Jets: Johnny Adams, CB, Michigan St.
Every Jets draft pick should make the team.
216. Tennessee Titans: Nickell Robey, CB, USC
Robery is a nickel corner.
217. Miami Dolphins: Patrick Omameh, G, Michigan
The Dolphins have a lot of draft picks and Omameh is a good value.
218. Philadelphia Eagles (from TB): Jonathan Stewart, LB, Texas A&M
Stewart is another guy who can definitely make a team.
219. Oakland Raiders (from ARZ): Emmett Cleary, OT, Boston College
Could starter at right tackle for the Raiders.
220. Seattle Seahawks (from NO): Jeff Tuel, QB, Washington St.
Tuel is an athletic quarterback who can be a valuable backup for the Seahawks.
221. San Diego Chargers: Caleb Sturgis, K, Florida
Sturgis is a really good kicker.
222. St. Louis Rams: Joe Kruger, DE, Utah
More depth at defensive end.
223. Pittsburgh Steelers: Rodney Smith, WR, Florida St.
The Steelers will definitely draft two receivers.
224. Miami Dolphins (from DAL): Corey Grissom, DT, South Florida
Its amazing how many picks the Dolphins have. Grissom is good depth.
225. New York Giants: Zeke Motta, S, Notre Dame
Motta is a good football player with limited measureables.
226. New England Patriots (from TB): Manase Foketi, OT/G, West Texas A&M
I think Foketi has a huge upside.
227. Cleveland Browns (from SF): Eric Martin, LB, Nebraska
Martin is another guy who can get to the quarterback.
228. Washington Redskins: Dax Swanson, CB, Sam Houston St.
More secondary help for the Redskins.
229. Minnesota Vikings: Theo Riddick, RB/WR, Notre Dame
Riddick is going to have to prove he can play multiple roles in order to make a team.
230. Indianapolis Colts: Steve Williams, CB, California
Williams is on the small side but could be a good nickel corner.
231. Seattle Seahawks: Rufus Johnson, DE, Tarleton St.
The Seahawks get better as Johnson was dominate at Tarleton St.
232. Green Bay Packers: Braxston Cave, C/G, Notre Dame
The Packers need some help in their interior offensive line.
233. Houston Texans: Stansly Maponga, LB, TCU
Maponga would be a great pick for the Texans in round 7.
234. Denver Broncos: Malliciah Goodman, DE, Clemson
I’m not a huge fan of Goodman but he should get draft.
235. New England Patriots: Collin Klein, QB, Kansas St.
This is just a typical Patriots pick and they will probably make him a wide receiver.
236. Atlanta Falcons: Conner Vernon, WR, Duke
Vernon has a limited upside but he can catch the football.
237. San Francisco 49ers: Lawrence Okoye, DL, England
Okoye is a beast but he has never played football.
238. Baltimore Ravens: Kayvon Webster, CB, South Florida
I like Webster, he should make a NFL team.
239. Philadelphia Eagles: Rontez Miles, S, California (PA)
Miles is worth taking a risk on in the 7th round.
240. Cincinnati Bengals: Chris Jones, DT, Bowling Green
He certainly creates a lot of havoc.
241. Seattle Seahawks: Vernon Kearney, CB, Lane
This is just a gut feeling that they will draft Kearney.
242. Seattle Seahawks: Levine Toilolo, TE, Stanford
He played in Ertz shadow but he does have value.
243. Atlanta Falcons: Brandon Magee, LB, Arizona St.
The Falcons need some depth at linebacker.
244. Atlanta Falcons: Cody Davis, S, Texas Tech
Davis is a good late round pick with a real chance to make a team.
245. Detroit Lions: Quinn Sharp, P, Oklahoma St.
The second best punter in the draft.
246. San Francisco 49ers: Onterrio McCalebb, RB, Auburn
He is fast but extremely limited as a football player.
247. Baltimore Ravens: Marcus Cromartie, CB, Wisconsin
I like Cromartie a lot. He is a good football player with good intangibles.
248. Tennessee Titans: Colby Cameron, QB, Louisiana Tech
Late round quarterback with a shot to make a roster.
249. Atlanta Falcons: Robert Lester, S, Alabama
Lester is a big, strong safety in case William Moore keeps getting arrested.
250. Miami Dolphins: Reggie Dunn, KR, Utah
A pure return specialist and why not because the Dolphins have more picks than they do guys on their roster.
251. Cincinnati Bengals: Wes Horton, DE, USC
He had 5.5 sacks last year for USC.
252. San Francisco 49ers: Chad Bumphis, WR, Mississippi St.
Very good possession receiver who may not be draft but will at the least be on a practice squad.
253. New York Giants: Brandon Hepburn, LB, Florida A&M
The Giants seem to play anyone at linebacker but I like Hepburn,
254. Indianapolis Colts: Sheldon Price, DB, UCLA
Price is a tall corner who may be best suited to play safety but he has a good chance to make a