April 23, 2013 10:15 AM by Billy Heywood
Mel Kiper who? Who’s Todd McShay? I had my earlier mock draft which has been completely changed since. Hey, I may not wear a suit and go on TV, but I know football. So, without further ado, heres my final mock draft, not including trades.
1. Chiefs – Luke Joeckel OT Texas A&M – The best OL in this draft. I said earlier that if they got a QB in FA or trade, that Joeckel is a lock at #1. They need OL support badly to protect Alex Smith.
2. Jaguars – Dion Jordan DE Oregon – Jaguars need help…everywhere. This guy is a freak athletically, and hes only going to get better.
3. Raiders – Sharrif Floyd DT Florida – Raiders are going to go safe and smart with this pick. Sharrif is big and quick, and he will help the Raiders gross defense from the minute he hits the field.
4. Eagles – Star Lotulelei DT Utah – By picking Star, they are basically filling in the hole left by Kullen Jenkins leaving. Hey, the Eagles may actually have a stable defense after this draft.
5. Lions – Ezekiel Ansah DE BYU – Might be the most explosive DE in the draft, and Ezekiel is just what the Lions need to take their D to the next level.
6. Browns – Dee Milliner CB Alabama – Him and Joe Haden would be a more dynamic duo than PB & J.
7. Cardinals – Geno Smith QB West Virginia – Cardinals brought in Palmer for the short term, and Geno will be their QB for the long haul.
8. Bills – Ryan Nassib QB Syracuse – Bills need a QB like Suspect #2 needs vocal chords. Best QB left after Geno.
9. Jets – Barkevious Mingo DE LSU – After dealing Revis, the Jets need alot of help on D to make up for it. This is a safe pick for the Jets who have a great young DLine with Wilkerson, Coples, and now (hopefully), Mingo.
10. Titans – Chance Warmack OG Alabama – He will be a great addition to an old and slow OL that hasn’t given CJ alot to work with the past 2 years.
11. Chargers – Jonathan Cooper OG UNC – Huge pickup for SD, who uses this pick to fill up their swiss cheese of an OLine.
12. Dolphins – D.J. Fuker OT Alabama – With Long gone, and Wallace in. Look for the Dolfags to pick up an OT instead of a WR. The Dolphins will still suck.
13. Jets (From the Bucs) – Tyler Eifert TE Notre Dame – After losing Keller to Miami, the Jets are in desperate need for a TE. Who better than Tyler Eifert who was the safety net for Ghoulson during ND’s ridiculous undefeated season last year.
14. Panthers – Kenny Vacarro S Texas – With Pro Bowl CB Gamble getting released, look for the Panthers to draft a DB or two.
15. Saints – Jarvis Jones OLB Georgia – Saints are looking forget about last season, and build on their ferocious D. Its a risky pick, but if Jarvis Jones can stay healthy, he might be the biggest steal in the draft this year.
16. Rams – Tavon Austin WR WVU – Sam Bradford’s favorite target, Danny Amendola, is now in New England, so look for the Rams to draft a WR to fill that void.
17. Steelers – Sheldon Richardson DT Missouri – Steelers need to rebuild on their old ass defense. Safe pick.
18. Cowboys – Sylvester Williams DT UNC – The Cowboys don’t need much help on their young and tough defense. They just need a DT who won’t drink and drive.
19. Giants – Bjoern Werner DE FSU – Its going to be hard to make up for what Osi has done the past seasons for the GMEN. But Werner, with JPP and Tuck mentoring him, could be a hybrid OLB/DE that can be a real playmaker.
20. Bears – Alec Ogletree OLB Georgia – With Urlacher in FA purgatory, the Bears must look for help at LB. Ogletree is in no way a replacement for Urlacher, but he can help keep the Bears D afloat until they do.
21. Bengals – Menelik Watson OT FSU – After the season Andy “Souless” Dalton had, the Bengals need to start bringing in a solid OL to keep him safe. Menelik has a weird ass name, but big ass potential.
22. Rams (From Redskins) – Lane Johnson OT Oklahoma – With the earlier pick, the Rams chose a WR. But with this pick, they choose to help keep him safe with a OT.
23. Vikings – Cordarrelle Patterson WR Tennessee – With Harvin gone, the Vikes need a go to receiver over the middle for Ponder, aswell as a threat to keep opposing defenses off AP’s ass.
24. Colts – Datone Jones DT/DE UCLA – After a very surprising 2012-2013 season, the Colts are so hot right now. Their offense was firing on all cylinders, and now its time to focus on building up their defense.
25. Vikings (From Seahawks) – Manti Te’o OLB Notre Dame- Minnesota is a perfect place for Te’o. He would get made fun of relentlessly, and eventually kill himself in a city like New York, Chicago, or Miami. So he fits in perfectly in the “land of 10,000 lakes”, all filled with….Catfish.
26. Packers – Matt Elam S Florida – They need young talent on the defensive side of the ball, and Elam is the best S available.
27. Texans – DeAndre Hopkins WR Clemson – He would be a great fit as a slot receiver for Houston’s run and gun offense, and gives them a threat at all levels down field.
28. Broncos – Damontre Moore DE/OLB Texas A&M – If the Broncos could somehow get Damontre at #28, their defense would be downright scary. Playing opposite Von Miller, he would learn alot, aswell as give opponents no room to run outside the tackles.
29. Patriots – Desmond Trufant CB Washington – Trufant would really help the Patriots’ D out tremendously if hes still on the board at #29. Playing with Talib would make opposing QBs think twice about going downfield.
30. Falcons – DJ Hayden CB Houston – Atlanta’s only real weakness is their secondary. I could see Atlanta dangling this pick in trade limbo for a seasoned veteran DB.
31. 49ers – John Jenkins DT Georgia – Look for the 49ers to trade up. With their 14 picks, they literally can move anywhere up. Hell, they could use those trades to get veterans who proved their talent already, and win in the here and now, instead of drafting for the future.
32. Ravens – Alex Okafor DE Texas – Very well-rounded DE, and could play DE/DT/OLB. Could be a perfect fit in Baltimore. But, the Ravens lost Boldin, Pollard, Krugar,Mcellan, Reed, Ayanbadejo and Lewis. They signed Dumerville, but that would replace those defenders listed above. Look for the Ravens to deal out of the first round for more picks in the second, third or fourth.