Originally posted on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 3/26/13
This 2013 NFL mock draft is updated, but highly subject to change given all the signings going on. Also check out our Buccaneers full 7 round mock draft. And we have a 7 round 2013 NFL mock draft, which doesn’t have player descriptions. As always go here for our NBA Mock Draft. 1. Kansas City, Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M The Chiefs are a complete mess; but at least they have a #1 overall drafted QB in Alex Smith via trade. Ciao Matt Cassel! New regimes usually mean new quarterbacks as Andy Reid took over in K.C. Joeckel came out of nowhere to become a blue chip prospect. He seems to be the consensus #1 pick right now, but everyone seems to be shaky about mocking him number one. It’s like the least solid of all #1 overall picks in many years. Still everyone seems to be mocking him here. Chiefs have been paying attention to 2013 NFL mock draft since almost the season began. 2. Jacksonville, Shariff Floyd, DT, Florida As of late-January 2013, Floyd was projected to be a late-first round selection, and the fourth defensive tackle off the board, according to Sports Illustrated. After the combine, SI moved Floyd up to the No. 3 selection overall, and No. 1 among defensive tackles. This is one name you’ll see rising in every 2013 NFL mock draft. 3. Oakland, Dion Jordan, DE/OLB, Oregon Jordan came out of nowhere to become a star for the Ducks defense, which was greatly overshadowed by the offense on Chip Kelly’s squad. Dion, who had the perhaps the best combine of all, could add linebacker depth, something the Raiders desperately need.  And I don’t know if the Raiders still put the same emphasis on 40 yard dash time that they did while Al Davis was still with us.  Jordan is one name you’ll see rising in every 2013 NFL mock draft. To see the definitive collection of Oregon cheerleaders go here 4. Philadelphia, Ezekial Ansah, DE, BYU So much for the “dream team.” Building a fantasy football team just doesn’t work in the real world. The Eagles need to blow things up, and need to do a better job rushing the passer next season. That’s a concern for a lot of teams in the NFL too, so this kid out of BYU is a prized pick. Most prospect rankings have Ansah in the top ten after a great combine. The genius offensive mind of Chip Kelly will take a defensive player first? Hey, it takes all three phases to win! 5. Detroit Lions, DeMarcus Milliner, CB, Alabama What happened to the Lions this year? After the breakthrough in 2011, they’re back to their losing ways. A lot of that is due to their defensive back seven, which is lacking in depth. Bama’s D has been the best in the nation, and Milliner is the best DB they have. For more on Milliner. Go here for the Alabama cheerleader photo gallery 6. Cleveland Browns, Bjoern Werner, DE/OLB, Florida State This is where the 2013 NFL mock draft gets interesting. Werner is a tremendous value pick here for the Brownies, and they’ll find a spot for him in Cleveland. Sure, he was playing against a MAC team, but Werner made himself a lot more money the night of the Orange Bowl. 7. Arizona, Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia We know how much Cardinals quarterbacking sucks. There are to passing what Amanda Bynes is to self-control and discipline. For more on Smith go here 8. Buffalo, Tyler Bray, QB, Tennessee The Bills went nowhere with Ryan Fitzpatrick, so they released him. They’ve finished last in the AFC East how many years in a row? And new regimes mean new quarterbacks. Time for change, even if this is a MASSIVE STRETCH, he had the second best combine among signal callers. Where else you gonna go, Tyler Wilson? His combine was terrible. Matt Barkley and his b.s. claims about how strong his shoulder is? Don’t think so. 9. New York Jets, Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri This is where the 2013 NFL mock draft breaks wide open and anything can happen. Ah the frat house/train wreck/reality show of the NFL. There are some people who think the Jets could be contenders next year. Yes, and there also people who think Kate Upton is fat. Richardson is a freakishly gifted athlete with a motor that just doesn’t stop. He has great play recognition and instincts, and he has elite level explosiveness and closing speed. But he has a distinct lack of experience at the NCAA level. He only has one dominant season to his name. He also has a history of struggling with academics and instances where he has broken team policy. Richardson seems like an athlete with all the raw tools to make it big in the NFL. 10. Tennessee, Chance Warmack, G, Alabama Warmack is considered the best interior linemen available in the 2013 NFL mock Draft. NFL Network analyst and NBC commentator Mike Mayock considered him the best football player in the draft. Not since Chris Naeole in 1997 has a guard been selected in the top-10 of an NFL draft, but Warmack is considered to have a chance PUN INTENDED. For more on Warmack. Go here for the Alabama cheerleader photo gallery 11. San Diego, Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan Fisher is considered one of the top-32 players available in the 2013 NFL Draft.He could join Joe Staley as the only Central Michigan player ever to be selected in the first round of an NFL Draft. I’ve seen Fisher as high as top 8, top 5 in some mocks. It wouldn’t be one of my 2013 NFL mock draft without more pictures of babes so…. 12. Miami, Lane Johnson, OT Oklahoma With the departure of Jake Long, I think we know what position Miami is drafting for. In almost every 2013 NFL mock draft you’ll see the Dolphins going OL. The Dolphins need better protection for Ryan Tannehill, which they’re going with as their franchise QB. And hey, he’s got a hot wife, who broke the internet last NFL Draft, and happens to be doing some promotional work now.  Johnson has shot up the boards and is now projected as a top-10 pick, and the Chargers could use help rebuilding their offensive line. He’ll start day one, even on this line, and his technique stood out at the senior bowl and he’s one of the top athletes at his position. 13. Tampa Bay, Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington Since they parted ways with Aqib Talib depth has been lacking at the position. The Buccos may have the worst secondary in the NFL. Trufant’s brothers, Marcus and Isaiah, both play in the NFL. He is considered one of the top cornerback prospects for the 2013 mock NFL Draft after running a 4.38 40 and displaying great footwork at the combine. Great closing speed too. In almost every 2013 NFL mock draft you’ll see the Buccos going DB. Also check out our Buccaneers full 7 round mock volume one and two. 14. Carolina, Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State In January 2013, Rhodes was projected as a first-round selection in the 2013 NFL mock Draft by Sports Illustrated. Florida State has not had one of their defensive backs selected in the first round since Patrick Robinson in 2010. Remember this is the school of Neon Deion $anders and Terrell Buckley, blue-chip corner prospects. Rhodes has length, size, speed and press man skills. I’ve a variance of players in the 2013 NFL mock draft at the #14 spot. 15. New Orleans, Johnathan Hankins, NT, Ohio State Hankins, who is 20, appeared in 38 games the past three years and started every game in 2011 and 2012 – 25 total.  This is one name you’ll see falling in every 2013 NFL mock draft.  Go here for more on Hankins By some measures the Saints had the worst defense in NFL history. So we know what side of the ball they’ll choose for. In almost every 2013 NFL mock draft you’ll see them taking a defender. You’ll notice this mock has very few Big Ten players in it; and lots of SEC players. 16. St. Louis Rams, Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee With Danny Amendola now gone. It’s a certainty the Rams will draft a WR either here or with the #16 pick. Pretty much every 2013 NFL mock draft will see the Rams taking a wideout early. The Rams also need to find a way to keep Sam Bradford upright. They did that in signing Jake Long.  In almost every 2013 NFL mock draft you’ll see the Rams take a wideout. 17. Pittsburgh, Jarvis Jones, DE/OLB, Georgia It seems like the Steelers draft a linebacker early in the draft every year doesn’t it? Jones stock is dropping like Enron after some health issues were revealed. Well, that’s for him, his medical team and his family to figure out. But if he wasn’t 100%, he still had a hell of a season, and someone will take him in the first round. This is one name you’ll see all over the place  in every 2013 NFL mock draft. 18. Dallas, Jonathan Cooper, G/C, North Carolina Cooper brings great footwork, athleticism and power. You’ll see him jumping up the board in every 2013 NFL mock draft. This is a pretty deep draft for linemen, on both sides of the ball. But I’ve often seen Dallas taking an OL in most 2013 NFL mock draft. GO HERE to go inside the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders locker room. 19. NY Giants, Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame Tyler Eifert may as well be Greg Olsen 2.0. He’s a very tall, very lean tight end who relies on his speed and pass catching abilities. For a while, he even had the long hair to match. I have a sneaky feeling Eifert will go before Zach Ertz in the 2013 NFL mock draft. For more on Eifert go here For more pics of Maria Menounos in her NYG bikini go here 20. Chicago Bears, Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia This week I enlisted the help of my Chicago Bears beat writer Joey Flaherty. He does good work. Here’s his first Bears mock composite and his second. The Bears already addressed their TE and OT needs with two big signings. Phil Emery kicked things off with a bang. Now he needs to correct the other mistakes of Jerry Angelo. Austin is just about as versatile as he is fast. And considering he ran a 4.34 second 40-yard dash last week, that makes him pretty damn versatile. Many have Austin going higher in the 2013 NFL mock draft. He’ll be limited almost exclusively to the slot on offense, and I’m not sure how he’s going to react when he gets laid out by NFL-sized defenders on a regular basis. 21. Cincinnati Bengals, Alec Ogletree, LB, Georgia In September 2010, Ogletree was arrested and charged with misdemeanor theft stemming from a June incident of a stolen scooter helmet. Ogletree was suspended by Georgia for the first game of the season. In February 2013, just days before the 2013 NFL combine, Ogletree was arrested on charges of DUI in Arizona, per a statement released by his agent. So he doesn’t he fit in well PERFECT with the CinciNAUGHTY Bengals? Seriously though, Ogletree has a great body of work versus tough SEC opponents. Notice how many SEC guys are in this mock, and how few are in the Big Ten? 22. St. Louis Rams (from Washington), Barkevious Mingo, DE/OLB, LSU With a name like this he has to be a first round pick. Barkevious Mingo sounds like something I would make up. Seriously, this is name is beyond ridiculous. This is one name you’ll see rising in every 2013 NFL mock draft.  He had a huge combine. He had the fastest 40 at his position with a 4.53. Go here for the LSU cheerleader gallery 23. Minnesota Vikings, Terrance Williams, WR, Baylor Now with Percy Harvin gone, this is a no brainer. Williams had a breakout year following the lead of Kendall Wright. Should translate to the next level too. This is one name you’ll see rising in every 2013 NFL mock draft. The Vikings have no passing game at all. So they’ll be desperate to take a WR. This is one name you’ll see rising in every 2013 NFL mock draft. 24. Indianapolis Colts, Barrett Jones, G/C, Alabama The Colts could use more added protection for their franchise QB Andrew Luck This is one name you’ll see rising in every 2013 NFL mock draft. And what’s a 2013 NFL mock draft without a few more Alabama players? Go here for more on Jones. Go here for the Alabama cheerleader photo gallery While he doesn’t blow anyone away with his athleticism, Jones made his name through constant effort and excellent fundamentals. He is efficient in both the running and passing game. Alabama coach Nick Saban has called Jones one of the top players he’s ever been around and has even compared him to Hall of Fame lineman Bruce Matthews.   25. Vikings, Star Lotulelei, NT, Utah The Vikings strengthened their receiving corps (hypothetically) with their first pick in this mock. I don’t know about Lotulelei given his heart condition which kept him out of the combine. For his sake, we wish him a speedy recovery. I don’t know where to put Lotulelei in this 2013 NFL mock draft. He’s a top 5 talent, but the health concerns mean he could end up??? Anywhere? Remember though personal health is way more important than football. The Vikings, like the Rams, have two picks in the first round, so they can afford to be a little bit riverboat gambler. 26. Green Bay Packers, Matt Elam, S, Florida Ted Thompson is a value GM, and drafts as such. But then again given the way the 49ers gashed their defense, this is a needs pick too. Because you could say that about almost every position on D in Green Bay. The 2013 NFL mock draft is interesting for the Pack. 27. Houston, Damontre Moore, DE/OLB, Texas A&M This is one name you’ll see falling in every 2013 NFL mock draft. Looked top ten, until he ran a 4.9 and didn’t participate in the other drills. adios first round! well not quite. Texans had depth to their strength-defense, to try and get over the hump. Value pick? Sure. He’ll learn a lot from J.J. Watt and Whitney Mercilus. 28. Denver, Eddie Lacy, RB, Alabama  Lacy finished the 2012 season with 1,322 yards and 17 touchdowns. The 17 rushing touchdowns are tied for the third most in single season school history. For more on Lacy 29. Atlanta, Marqus Hunt, DE/DT, SMU For nearly 10 years, Bruce Feldman, a writer for CBSSports.com, has annually compiled what he calls a “Freak List” of the 10 college football players he considers the most freakish athletes. It goes on and on like this, mentioning all his insane measurables and ridiculous numbers. But beware the combine superstar, a la Mike Mamula or Tony Mandarich 30. New England Patriots, Kawann Short, DT, Purdue They’ve drafted a lot of DBs lately, some of which have flopped, so maybe it’s time to address the pass rush instead in this 2013 NFL mock draft, something they desperately need to do as well as their front seven is aging/bad. Short’s former coach Danny Hope described what makes Short so special on conference call. “He really changes the game from the defensive tackle position,” Hope said. “He could really be a dominant player on a national level. He’s a 325, 330 pound tackle with a special athletic ability, so the better he gets the better we’re going to get.”  In 2010 he was second team All-Big Ten after finishing fourth in the Big Ten in both sacks (6.0) and tackles for loss (12.5). He led Purdue with eight passes broken up, and during the course of the season he blocked an extra point and a field goal. Go here for more on Short 31. San Francisco, Jesse Williams, NT, Alabama They don’t have a lot of glaring needs, so I think they’ll go BPA best player available, and make their already strong defense even stronger. Go here for more on Williams Yet again it wouldn’t be a 2013 NFL mock draft without a ton of Crimson Tide players. 32. Baltimore, Keenan Allen WR, California They should add depth at this position especially since Joe Flacco has now turned the corner as a QB. With Anquan Boldin now gone, this becomes even more of a pressing need. We hope you’ve enjoyed reading this 2013 NFL mock draft. To see former Ravens cheerleader Stacy Keibler cheerleader/bikini photos go here This 2013 NFL mock draft is listed on the 2013 NFL mock draft databases for FF Toolbox, Walter Football Hail Redskins and DC Pro Sports Report Paul M. Banks is the founder of The Sports Bank.net. He’s an author who also contributes regularly to MSN, Fox Sports , Chicago Now, Walter Football.com and Yardbarker Banks has appeared on Comcast SportsNet and the History Channel, as well as Clear Channel, ESPN and CBS radio all over the world. President Barack Obama follows him on Twitter (@PaulMBanks) The post 2013 NFL Mock Draft: 3-27-13 appeared first on The Sports Bank.Net.
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