2013 Mock NFL Draft Final Version

The NFL draft is today and the long awaited Darrelle Revis trade has been done, now teams will look to either add a franchise quarterback from a weak class, add additional pieces for a championship run and/or rebuilding a roster to make a future contender.

These Mock picks will consist of trades already done and potential draft day trades.

Mock Draft:

1 Kansas City Chiefs-  Eric Fisher, Central Michigan, OT- Kansas City could’ve taken a defensive player with this pick, but decide to protect Alex Smith instead.

2 Jacksonville Jaguars- Shariff Floyd, Florida, DL- The Jags need something to put fans in the stands and while they could’ve take a QB here, they go with the hometown talent instead.

3 Oakland Raiders- Xavier Rhodes, Florida State, DB- Oakland has other needs but adding a physical corner is needed for this team.

4 Philadelphia Eagles- Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M, OT- Philly needs to shore up that o-line and Joeckel certainly fills that need.

5 Detroit Lions-  Cordarrelle Patterson, Tennessee, WR- Detroit needs someone that can play opposite Megatron (Calvin Johnson) and Patterson fits the bill.

6 Cleveland Browns- EJ Manuel, Florida State, QB- Surprisingly not Geno Smith or Matt Barkley or even Keenan Allen, but Cleveland isn’t sold on Brandon Weeden as the signal caller.

7 Arizona Cardinals- Tavon Austin, West Virginia, WR- They could’ve taken an offensive lineman or running back but giving Larry Fitzgerald some help is more important at the moment.

8 Buffalo Bills- Ryan Nassib, Syracuse, QB- Simple Nassib reunites with his former coach is Buffalo.

9 New York Jets- Dee Milliner, Alabama, CB- Trading Revis means a need at corner and Milliner is one of the top corners in this draft class.

10 Tennessee Titans- Barkevious Mingo, LSU, OLB/DE- The Titans could go anyway with this pick but adding Mingo gives them a pass rusher.

11 San Diego Chargers- Desmond Trufant, Washington, CB- Adding to the secondary is a need and they also have offensive line needs. But in a division with Peyton Manning you need physical corners to stop Manning.

12 Miami Dolphins- Chance Warmack, Alabama, OG- Adding to the offensive line along with their other additions will make Miami a tough team to play against.

13 New York Jets (from Tampa Bay Buccaneers)- Justin Hunter, Tennessee, WR- The need for a receiver would probably have been done in the later round but the Jets need one now.

14 Dallas Cowboys (from Carolina Panthers)-  DJ Fluker, Alabama, OT- Fluker provides protection for Tony Romo.

15 New Orleans Saints- William Gholston, Michigan State, DE/LB- The Saints defense was horrendous last year adding a defensive player like Gholston could aid in that area.

16 St. Louis Rams- Keenan Allen, California, WR- Adding a need for Sam Bradford certainly improves the offense.

17 Pittsburgh Steelers- Jarvis Jones, Georgia, LB- The most productive player in college joins one of the NFL’s top defenses.

18 Carolina Panthers (from Dallas Cowboys)- Dion Jordan, Oregon, LB- Could’ve brought in a DT or WR but strengthening the LB corps helps.

19 New York Giants- Manti Te’o, Notre Dame, LB- Despite the fake girlfriend scandal and poor National Championship game performance, Te’o is still a favorable talent and Big Blue is in need of Linebackers.

20 Chicago Bears- Lane Johnson, Oklahoma, OT- Shoring up that offensive line is a must in order to better protect Jay Cutler.

21 Cincinnati Bengals- Eddie Lacy, Alabama, RB- The Bengals have one of the best QB to WR team in the NFL in Andy Dalton and AJ Green, bringing in Lacy gives them a steady ground game.

22 St. Louis Rams (from Washington Redskins)- Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah- Adding to that defense gives St. Louis a nice piece in order to compete with the rest of the division.

23 Minnesota Vikings- Geno Smith, West Virginia, QB- Surprising pick here, but with Christian Ponder a question Smith can come in a serve as a valuable backup.

24 Indianapolis Colts-Kenny Vaccaro, Texas, S-Indy is shoring up that defense with a big need.

25 Minnesota Vikings (from Seattle Seahawks)- DJ Hayden, Houston, DB- Minny may decide that offensive help such as WR and OL will be better used in the later rounds.

26 Green Bay Packers-Sylvester Williams, North Carolina, DT-Adding to the defense is key while bringing in a RB is also a possibility.

27 Houston Texans- Eric Reid, LSU, S-Adding to Ed Reed is Eric Reid at shoring up the secondary following their blowout loss to the Patriots.

28 Denver Broncos- Matt Elam, Florida, S- Memories of their playoff loss to the Ravens has the Broncos thinking about this pick.

29 Minnesota Vikings (from New England Patriots)-Da’Rick Rogers, Tennessee Tech, WR- Minnesota reenters the 1st round and adds an offensive weapon for either Geno Smith or Christian Ponder.

30 Atlanta Falcons-Tyrann Mathieu, LSU, S/CB- Getting the secondary stronger is a big need for this franchise.

31 San Francisco 49ers- Ezekial Ansah, BYU, DE- Ansah is considered by some as the next Jason Pierre-Paul, well the Niners will bank on that but getting younger on their defensive line.

32 Baltimore Ravens- Bjoern Werner, Florida State, DE/LB- The 2nd Florida State defensive player off the board fills a major need for the Ravens who have lost Ray Lewis (retirement), Paul Kruger (Browns) and Dannell Ellerbe (Dolphins) in recent months

The NFL draft is today and the long awaited Darrelle Revis trade has been done, now teams will look to either add a franchise quarterback from a weak class, add additional pieces for a championship run and/or rebuilding a roster to make a future contender.

These Mock picks will consist of trades already done and potential draft day trades.

Mock Draft:

1 Kansas City Chiefs-  Eric Fisher, Central Michigan, OT- Kansas City could’ve taken a defensive player with this pick, but decide to protect Alex Smith instead.

2 Jacksonville Jaguars- Shariff Floyd, Florida, DL- The Jags need something to put fans in the stands and while they could’ve take a QB here, they go with the hometown talent instead.

3 Oakland Raiders- Xavier Rhodes, Florida State, DB- Oakland has other needs but adding a physical corner is needed for this team.

4 Philadelphia Eagles- Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M, OT- Philly needs to shore up that o-line and Joeckel certainly fills that need.

5 Detroit Lions-  Cordarrelle Patterson, Tennessee, WR- Detroit needs someone that can play opposite Megatron (Calvin Johnson) and Patterson fits the bill.

6 Cleveland Browns- EJ Manuel, Florida State, QB- Surprisingly not Geno Smith or Matt Barkley or even Keenan Allen, but Cleveland isn’t sold on Brandon Weeden as the signal caller.

7 Arizona Cardinals- Tavon Austin, West Virginia, WR- They could’ve taken an offensive lineman or running back but giving Larry Fitzgerald some help is more important at the moment.

8 Buffalo Bills- Ryan Nassib, Syracuse, QB- Simple Nassib reunites with his former coach is Buffalo.

9 New York Jets- Dee Milliner, Alabama, CB- Trading Revis means a need at corner and Milliner is one of the top corners in this draft class.

10 Tennessee Titans- Barkevious Mingo, LSU, OLB/DE- The Titans could go anyway with this pick but adding Mingo gives them a pass rusher.

11 San Diego Chargers- Desmond Trufant, Washington, CB- Adding to the secondary is a need and they also have offensive line needs. But in a division with Peyton Manning you need physical corners to stop Manning.

12 Miami Dolphins- Chance Warmack, Alabama, OG- Adding to the offensive line along with their other additions will make Miami a tough team to play against.

13 New York Jets (from Tampa Bay Buccaneers)- Justin Hunter, Tennessee, WR- The need for a receiver would probably have been done in the later round but the Jets need one now.

14 Dallas Cowboys (from Carolina Panthers)-  DJ Fluker, Alabama, OT- Fluker provides protection for Tony Romo.

15 New Orleans Saints- William Gholston, Michigan State, DE/LB- The Saints defense was horrendous last year adding a defensive player like Gholston could aid in that area.

16 St. Louis Rams- Keenan Allen, California, WR- Adding a need for Sam Bradford certainly improves the offense.

17 Pittsburgh Steelers- Jarvis Jones, Georgia, LB- The most productive player in college joins one of the NFL’s top defenses.

18 Carolina Panthers (from Dallas Cowboys)- Dion Jordan, Oregon, LB- Could’ve brought in a DT or WR but strengthening the LB corps helps.

19 New York Giants- Manti Te’o, Notre Dame, LB- Despite the fake girlfriend scandal and poor National Championship game performance, Te’o is still a favorable talent and Big Blue is in need of Linebackers.

20 Chicago Bears- Lane Johnson, Oklahoma, OT- Shoring up that offensive line is a must in order to better protect Jay Cutler.

21 Cincinnati Bengals- Eddie Lacy, Alabama, RB- The Bengals have one of the best QB to WR team in the NFL in Andy Dalton and AJ Green, bringing in Lacy gives them a steady ground game.

22 St. Louis Rams (from Washington Redskins)- Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah- Adding to that defense gives St. Louis a nice piece in order to compete with the rest of the division.

23 Minnesota Vikings- Geno Smith, West Virginia, QB- Surprising pick here, but with Christian Ponder a question Smith can come in a serve as a valuable backup.

24 Indianapolis Colts-Kenny Vaccaro, Texas, S-Indy is shoring up that defense with a big need.

25 Minnesota Vikings (from Seattle Seahawks)- DJ Hayden, Houston, DB- Minny may decide that offensive help such as WR and OL will be better used in the later rounds.

26 Green Bay Packers-Sylvester Williams, North Carolina, DT-Adding to the defense is key while bringing in a RB is also a possibility.

27 Houston Texans- Eric Reid, LSU, S-Adding to Ed Reed is Eric Reid at shoring up the secondary following their blowout loss to the Patriots.

28 Denver Broncos- Matt Elam, Florida, S- Memories of their playoff loss to the Ravens has the Broncos thinking about this pick.

29 Minnesota Vikings (from New England Patriots)-Da’Rick Rogers, Tennessee Tech, WR- Minnesota reenters the 1st round and adds an offensive weapon for either Geno Smith or Christian Ponder.

30 Atlanta Falcons-Tyrann Mathieu, LSU, S/CB- Getting the secondary stronger is a big need for this franchise.

31 San Francisco 49ers- Ezekial Ansah, BYU, DE- Ansah is considered by some as the next Jason Pierre-Paul, well the Niners will bank on that but getting younger on their defensive line.

32 Baltimore Ravens- Bjoern Werner, Florida State, DE/LB- The 2nd Florida State defensive player off the board fills a major need for the Ravens who have lost Ray Lewis (retirement), Paul Kruger (Browns) and Dannell Ellerbe (Dolphins) in recent months.

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