NFL Draft 2013 – Final Mock Draft

April 23, 2013

Below is the fifth and final edition of the 2013 Mock NFL Draft.  The first round is presented below, while rounds two through seven can be found HERE.

While there are some star players in this year’s draft, the 2013 NFL Draft might be remembered more for busts and players picked in later rounds that might become NFL superstars.

There is not quarterback prospect in this year’s draft that screams ‘franchise quarterback.’  All of the quarterbacks, have some questions surrounding them.  There is only one quarterback taken in the first round of this mock draft, but don’t expect that to be reality.  Once one is taken, teams will start jockeying to get the next.

This year is also a rare year of being at the top of the draft order being a negative.  As previously mentioned, there are not any stand-out players this year on paper, but once the season comes around, that will change.  However, some teams will end up with some solid players.

Round 1

Pick Team Player School
1 KC T Luke Joeckel Texas A&M
2 JAX DE Ezekiel Ansah BYU
3 OAK DT Sharrif Floyd Florida
4 PHI OLB Dion Jordan Oregon
5 DET T Eric Fisher Central Michigan
6 CLE CB Dee Milliner Alabama
7 ARZ QB Geno Smith West Virginia
8 BUF WR Tavon Austin West Virginia
9 NYJ OLB Barkevious Mingo LSU
10 TEN T Lane Johnson Oklahoma
11 SD G Chance Warmack Alabama
12 MIA DE Bjoern Werner Florida State
13 NYJ (from TB) G Jonathan Cooper North Carolina
14 CAR DT Star Lotulelei Utah
15 NO T D.J. Fluker Alabama
16 STL OLB Jarvis Jones Georgia
17 PIT WR Cordarrelle Patterson Tennessee
18 DAL FS Kenny Vaccaro Texas
19 NYG CB Xavier Rhodes Florida State
20 CHI ILB Manti Te’o Notre Dame
21 CIN CB Desmond Trufant Washington
22 STL (from WSH) DT Sheldon Richardson Missouri
23 MIN WR Robert Woods USC
24 IND DE Datone Jones UCLA
25 MIN (from SEA) DT Sylvester Williams North Carolina
26 GB T Menelik Watson Florida State
27 HOU CB D.J. Hayden Houston
28 DEN TE Tyler Eifert Notre Dame
29 NE CB Jamar Taylor Boise State
30 ATL OLB Arthur Brown Kansas State
31 SF FS Eric Reid LSU
32 BAL WR Keenan Allen California
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2013 NFL Mock Draft – 4th Edition

March 25, 2013

The post-free agency frenzy 2013 NFL Mock Draft is finally here.  After the initial flurry of deals, it becomes more clear what needs teams will look to fill in through the draft.  The 4th edition, is also the first complete mock draft.

Texas A&M T Luke Joeckel remains the No. 1 overall in the mock draft.  West Virginia QB Geno Smith stays as the only quarterback in the first round.  However, it would not be surprising for other quarterbacks to end up being drafted in the first round.

Just for fun, the predicted Mr. Irrelevant for 2013:  RB Knile Davis from Arkansas going to Indianapolis.

As always, any likenesses of this mock draft to any other mock drafts is purely coincidental.  If you do link or re-print part of this, please give credit where credit is due.

Round 1

Pick Team Player School
1 Chiefs T Luke Joeckel Texas A&M
2 Jaguars CB Dee Milliner Alabama
3 Radiers DT Sharrif Floyd Florida
4 Eagles DE Dion Jordan Oregon
5 Lions T Eric Fisher Central Michigan
6 Browns G Chance Warmack Alabama
7 Cardinals QB Geno Smith West Virginia
8 Bills WR Cordarrelle Patterson Tennessee
9 Jets T Lane Johnson Oklahoma
10 Titans CB Xavier Rhodes Florida State
11 Chargers G Jonathan Cooper North Carolina
12 Dolphins DE Bjoern Werner Florida State
13 Buccaneers DE Ezekiel Ansah BYU
14 Panthers DT Sheldon Richardson Missouri
15 Saints OLB Barkevious Mingo LSU
16 Rams FS Kenny Vaccaro Texas
17 Steelers OLB Jarvis Jones Georgia
18 Cowboys DT Star Lotulelei Utah
19 Giants T D.J. Fluker Alabama
20 Bears ILB Kevin Minter LSU
21 Bengals CB Desmond Trufant Washington
22 Rams (from Redskins) WR Tavon Austin West Virginia
23 Vikings DT Johnathan Hankins Ohio State
24 Colts DE Datone Jones UCLA
25 Vikings (from Seahawks) WR DeAndre Hopkins Clemson
26 Packers RB Eddie Lacy Alabama
27 Texans WR Keenan Allen California
28 Broncos DT Kawann Short Purdue
29 Patriots DE Damontre Moore Texas A&M
30 Falcons DE Sam Montgomery LSU
31 49ers CB Johnthan Banks Mississippi State
32 Ravens ILB Manti Te’o Notre Dame

Round 2

33 Jaguars QB Matt Barkley USC
34 49ers (from Chiefs) SS Matt Elam Florida
35 Eagles OLB Alec Ogletree Georgia
36 Lions DE Alex Okafor Texas
37 Bengals (from Raiders) OLB Arthur Brown Kansas State
38 Cardinals TE Tyler Eifert Notre Dame
XX Browns Forfeited due to pick in 2nd round of last year’s supplemental draft
39 Jets SS Jonathan Cyprien Florida International
40 Titans G Justin Pugh Syracuse
41 Bills QB Ryan Nassib Syracuse
42 Dolphins TE Zach Ertz Stanford
43 Buccaneers CB Jamar Taylor Boise State
44 Panthers WR Robert Woods USC
XX Saints Forfeited due to involvement in bounty scandal
45 Chargers T Kyle Long Oregon
46 Rams T Terron Armstead Arkansas-Pine Bluff
47 Cowboys C Barrett Jones Alabama
48 Steelers DE Marqus Hunt Southern Methodist
49 Giants DT Jesse Williams Alabama
50 Bears DT Sylvester Williams North Carolina
51 Redskins CB David Amerson North Carolina State
52 Vikings FS Eric Reid LSU
53 Bengals DE Cornellius Carradine Florida State
54 Dolphins (from Colts) WR Quinton Patton Louisiana Tech
55 Packers WR Terrance Williams Baylor
56 Seahawks WR Justin Hunter Tennessee
57 Texans OLB Khaseem Greene Rutgers
58 Broncos CB Jordan Poyer Oregon State
59 Patriots WR Markus Wheaton Oregon State
60 Falcons OLB Sio Moore Connecticut
61 49ers OLB Jamie Collins Southern Mississippi
62 Ravens DT John Jenkins Georgia

Round 3

63 Chiefs QB Tyler Wilson Arkansas
64 Jaguars T Menelik Watson Florida State
65 Lions RB Giovani Bernard North Carolina
66 Raiders QB EJ Manuel Florida State
67 Eagles CB Darius Slay Mississippi State
68 Browns QB Mike Glennon North Carolina State
69 Cardinals T Dallas Thomas Tennessee
70 Titans C Travis Frederick Wisconsin
71 Bills OLB Trevardo Williams Connecticut
72 Jets WR Aaron Dobson Marshall
73 Buccaneers TE Vance McDonald Rice
74 49ers (from Panthers) WR Da’Rick Rogers Tennessee Tech
75 Saints FS Phillip Thomas Fresno State
76 Chargers CB Robert Alford Southeastern Louisiana
77 Dolphins CB Tyrann Mathieu LSU
78 Rams G Larry Warford Kentucky
79 Steelers SS Shamarko Thomas Syracuse
80 Cowboys DE John Simon Ohio State
81 Giants CB Logan Ryan Rutgers
82 Dolphins (from Bears) RB Johnathan Franklin UCLA
83 Vikings T David Bakhtiari Colorado
84 Bengals RB Joseph Randle Oklahoma State
85 Redskins FS Bacarri Rambo Georgia
86 Colts CB Dwayne Gratz Connecticut
87 Seahawks TE Gavin Escobar San Diego State
88 Packers QB Tyler Bray Tennessee
89 Texans G Brian Winters Kent State
90 Broncos RB Andre Ellington Clemson
91 Patriots DT Brandon Williams Missouri Southern State
92 Falcons RB Montee Ball Wisconsin
93 49ers C Brian Schwenke California
94 Ravens FS T.J. McDonald USC
95 Texans (compensatory) T Oday Aboushi Virginia
96 Chiefs (compensatory) WR Ryan Swope Texas A&M
97 Titans (compensatory) TE Travis Kelce Cincinnati

Round 4

98 Jaguars OLB Corey Lemonier Auburn
99 Chiefs DE Malliciah Goodman Clemson
100 Raiders CB B.W. Webb William & Mary
101 Eagles SS Shawn Williams Georgia
102 Vikings (from Lions) OLB Zaviar Gooden Missouri
103 Cardinals ILB Kiko Alonso Oregon
104 Browns WR Marquise Goodwin Texas
105 Bills FS D.J. Swearinger South Carolina
106 Jets RB Stepfan Taylor Stanford
107 Titans RB Christine Michael Texas A&M
108 Panthers CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson Connecticut
109 Saints DT Akeem Spence Illinois
110 Chargers TE Jordan Reed Florida
111 Dolphins T Chris Faulk LSU
112 Buccaneers OLB DeVonte Holloman South Carolina
113 Rams OLB Sean Porter Texas A&M
114 Cowboys SS JJ Wilcox Georgia Southern
115 Steelers WR Tavarres King Georgia
116 Giants OLB Brandon Jenkins Florida State
117 Bears T Jordan Mills Louisiana Tech
118 Bengals ILB Jon Bostic Florida
119 Redskins WR Stedman Bailey West Virginia
120 Vikings CB Leon McFadden San Diego State
121 Colts T David Quessenberry San Jose State
122 Packers OLB Chase Thomas Stanford
123 Seahawks DE Devin Taylor South Carolina
124 Texans ILB Nico Johnson Alabama
125 Broncos FS Josh Evans Florida
126 Buccaneers (from Patriots) QB Landry Jones Oklahoma
127 Falcons CB Brandon McGee Miami (Fla.)
128 49ers DE Lavar Edwards LSU
129 Ravens WR Kenny Stills Oklahoma
130 Ravens (compensatory) OLB Jelani Jenkins Florida
131 49ers (compensatory) TE Dion Sims Michigan State
132 Lions (compensatory) WR Cobi Hamilton Arkansas
133 Falcons (compensatory) C Khaled Holmes USC

Round 5

134 Chiefs OLB Keith Pough Howard
135 Jaguars G Alvin Bailey Arkansas
136 Eagles DT Jordan Hill Penn State
137 Lions CB Will Davis Utah State
138 Seahawks (from Raiders) DT Montori Hughes Tennessee-Martin
139 Browns DE Cornelius Washington Georgia
140 Cardinals RB Le’Veon Bell Michigan State
141 Jets ILB Keith Reddick North Carolina
142 Titans OLB Gerald Hodges Penn State
143 Bills G J.C. Tretter Cornell
144 Saints CB Tharold Simon LSU
145 Chargers WR Chris Harper Kansas State
146 Dolphins DT Bennie Logan LSU
147 Buccaneers T Xavier Nixon Florida
148 Panthers SS Robert Lester Alabama
149 Rams RB Marcus Lattimore South Carolina
150 Steelers RB Mike Gillislee Florida
151 Cowboys OLB Lerentee McCray Florida
152 Giants TE Nick Kasa Colorado
153 Bears CB Nickell Robey USC
154 Redskins DT Everett Dawkins Florida State
155 Vikings QB Matt Scott Arizona
156 Bengals T Brennan Williams North Carolina
157 49ers (from Colts) DT T.J. Barnes Georgia Tech
158 Seahawks OLB Ty Powell Harding
159 Packers FS Tony Jefferson Oklahoma
160 Texans FB Lonnie Pryor Florida State
161 Broncos ILB A.J. Klein Iowa State
162 Redskins (from Patriots) DE William Gholston Michigan State
163 Falcons WR Conner Vernon Duke
164 49ers CB Terry Hawthorne Illinois
165 Ravens T Reid Fragel Ohio State
166 Dolphins (compensatory) OLB Etienne Sabino Ohio State
167 Packers (compensatory) RB Kenjon Barner Oregon
168 Ravens (compensatory) QB Zac Dyser Miami (Ohio)

Round 6

169 Jaguars RB Jawan Jamison Rutgers
170 Chiefs G Hugh Thornton Illinois
171 Lions FS Rontez Miles California (PA)
172 Raiders P Brad Wing LSU
173 Browns (from Eagles) CB Josh Johnson Purdue
174 Cardinals DE David Bass Missouri Western State
175 Browns FB Tommy Bohanon Wake Forest
176 Cardinals (from Titans, Vikings) CB Sanders Commings Georgia
177 Bills WR Josh Boyce TCU
178 Jets OLB Brandon Magee Arizona State
179 Chargers RB Theo Riddick Notre Dame
180 49ers (from Dolphins) T Ricky Wagner Wisconsin
181 Buccaneers WR Corey Fuller Virginia Tech
182 Panthers G Eric Herman Ohio
183 Saints WR Ace Sanders South Carolina
184 Rams DT Kwame Geathers Georgia
185 Cowboys G Garrett Gilkey Chadron State
186 Steelers TE Chris Gragg Arkansas
187 Giants WR Aaron Mellette Elon
188 Bears OLB Eric Martin Nebraska
189 Vikings FB Kyle Juszczyk Harvard
190 Bengals C Braxston Cave Notre Dame
191 Redskins T Jason Weaver Southern Mississippi
192 Colts DT Josh Boyd Mississippi State
193 Packers C P.J. Lonergan LSU
194 Seahawks ILB Jonathan Stewart Texas A&M
195 Texans SS Earl Wolff North Carolina State
196 Buccaneers (from Broncos through Eagles) RB Kerwynn Williams Utah State
197 Bengals (from Patriots) WR Rodney Smith Florida State
198 Falcons DT Cory Grissom South Florida
199 49ers CB Steve Williams California
200 Ravens CB Adrian Bushell Louisville
201 Texans (compensatory) RB Zac Stacy Vanderbilt
202 Titans (compensatory) DE Michael Buchanan Illinois
203 Ravens (compensatory) TE Ryan Otten San Jose State
204 Chiefs (compensatory) CB Johnny Adams Michigan State
205 Raiders (compensatory) TE Mychal Rivera Tennessee
206 Steelers (compensatory) G Omoregie Uzzi Georgia Tech

Round 7

207 Chiefs RB Cierre Wood Notre Dame
208 Jaguars FS Daimion Stafford Nebraska
209 Raiders OLB John Lotulelei UNLV
210 Eagles WR Denard Robinson Michigan
211 Lions G Jeff Baca UCLA
212 Eagles (from Browns) T Braden Brown BYU
213 Vikings (from Cardinals) WR Jasper Collins Mount Union
214 Seahawks (from Bills) FB Zach Line Southern Methodist
215 Jets QB Sean Renfree Duke
216 Titans SS Duke Williams Nevada
217 Dolphins C Matt Stankiewitch Penn State
218 Eagles (from Buccaneers) P Quinn Sharp Oklahoma State
219 Raiders (from Panthers) ILB Steve Beauharnais Rutgers
220 Seahawks (from Saints) RB Ray Graham Pittsburgh
221 Chargers OLB Travis Johnson San Jose State
222 Rams TE Jake Stoneburner Ohio State
223 Steelers CB Micah Hyde Iowa
224 Dolphins (from Cowboys) G Sam Brenner Utah
225 Giants DE Stansly Maponga TCU
226 Patriots (from Bears through Buccaneers) CB Marc Anthony California
227 49ers (from Bengals) DT Anthony McCloud Florida State
228 Redskins WR Marquess Wilson Washington State
229 Vikings WR Alec Lemon Syracuse
230 Colts WR Brandon Kaufman Eastern Washington
231 Vikings (from Seahawks) CB D.J. Hayden Houston
232 Packers K Dustin Hopkins Clemson
233 Texans DT Mike Purcell Wyoming
234 Broncos TE Michael Williams Alabama
235 Patriots FS Jakar Hamilton South Carolina State
236 Falcons SS Keelan Johnson Arizona State
237 49ers CB Mike Edwards Hawaii
238 Ravens DE Tourek Williams Florida International
239 Eagles (compensatory) QB Jordan Rodgers Vanderbilt
240 Bengals (compensatory) RB Miquel Maysonet Stony Brook
241 Seahawks (compensatory) T Tanner Hawkinson Kansas
242 Seahawks (compensatory) G Earl Watford James Madison
243 Falcons (compensatory) ILB Albert Rosette Nevada
244 Falcons (compensatory) TE Zach Sudfeld Nevada
245 Lions (compensatory) OLB Herman Lathers Tennessee
246 49ers (compensatory) FB Kyler Reed Nebraska
247 Ravens (compensatory) CB Kahlid Wooten Nevada
248 Titans (compensatory) CB Travis Howard Ohio State
249 Falcons (compensatory) T Roger Gaines Tennessee State
250 Dolphins (compensatory) FS Bradley McDougald Kansas
251 Bengals (compensatory) K Caleb Sturgis Florida
252 49ers (compensatory) TE Jack Doyle Western Kentucky
253 Giants (compensatory) ILB Vince Williams Florida State
254 Colts (compensatory) RB Knile Davis Arkansas

The next edition of the mock draft will likely come just before the 2013 NFL Draft


2013 NFL Mock Draft – 3rd Edition

March 1, 2013

The 2013 NFL Scouting Combine has passed, and several pro prospects impressed scouts, while others have created an uphill climb as the NFL Draft approaches.

Granted there are still Pro Days and individual workouts that will occur, but the first impressions made by players on scouts and coaches will be remembered by everyone when decision day comes.

So here is the third edition of the 2013 NFL Mock Draft.  This draft includes the first three rounds.  There still could be an added compensatory selection at the end of the third round.  The next edition will come closer to the draft, once teams have filled some of their needs through free agency.

As stated before, there is no obvious first overall pick in this draft.  This overall class is way down.  A team has just as good of luck of landing a super-star player in the fourth round, as they do in the first round.

The one big change in this third edition of the mock draft is moving West Virginia QB Geno Smith into the first round.  Southern Cal QB Matt Barkley’s injury concerns, and no real indication on an individual workout, makes it a little risky to pick him right now.  Barkley does go very early in the second round.

Just as a reminder, any similarities to other mock drafts are purely coincidental.  This is on my own research and guesses based on team needs to determine this mock draft.

First Round:

#1 – Kansas City Chiefs – T Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M

#2 – Jacksonville Jaguars – DE Bjoern Werner, Florida State

#3 – Oakland Raiders – DT Sharrif Floyd, Florida

#4 – Philadelphia Eagles – T Lane Johnson, Oklahoma

#5 – Detroit Lions – CB Dee Milliner, Alabama

#6 – Cleveland Browns – G Chance Warmack, Alabama

#7 – Arizona Cardinals – QB Geno Smith, West Virginia

#8 – Buffalo Bills – WR Cordarrelle Patterson, Tennessee

#9 – New York Jets – OLB Jarvis Jones, Georgia

#10 – Tennessee Titans – CB Xavier Rhodes, Florida State

#11 – San Diego Chargers – T Eric Fisher, Central Michigan

#12 – Miami Dolphins – DT Star Lotulelei, Utah

#13 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers – DE Dion Jordan, Oregon

#14 – Carolina Panthers – DT Sheldon Richardson, Missouri

#15 – New Orleans Saints – OLB Barkevious Mingo, LSU

#16 – St. Louis Rams – FS Kenny Vaccaro, Texas

#17 – Pittsburgh Steelers – DE Ezekiel Ansah, BYU

#18 – Dallas Cowboys – G Jonathan Cooper, North Carolina

#19 – New York Giants – T D.J. Fluker, Alabama

#20 – Chicago Bears – ILB Kevin Minter, LSU

#21 – Cincinnati Bengals – DE Datone Jones, UCLA

#22 – St. Louis Rams (from Washington– WR Tavon Austin, West Virginia

#23 – Minnesota Vikings – WR Robert Woods, Southern California

#24 – Indianapolis Colts – CB Desmond Trufant, Washington

#25 – Seattle Seahawks – DT Kawann Short, Purdue

#26 – Green Bay Packers – RB Eddie Lacy, Alabama

#27 – Houston Texans – WR Keenan Allen, California

#28 – Denver Broncos – DT Johnathan Hankins, Ohio State

#29 – New England Patriots – CB Johnthan Banks, Mississippi State

#30 – Atlanta Falcons – DE Damontre Moore, Texas A&M

#31 – San Francisco 49ers – DT Jesse Williams, Alabama

#32 – Baltimore Ravens – ILB Manti Te’o, Notre Dame

 

Second Round:

 

#33 (overall) – Jacksonville Jaguars – QB Matt Barkley, Southern Cal

 

#34 – San Francisco 49ers (from Chiefs) – SS Matt Elam, Florida

 

#35 – Philadelphia Eagles – OLB Alec Ogletree, Georgia

 

#36 – Detroit Lions – DE Sam Montgomery, LSU

 

#37 – Cincinnati Bengals (from Raiders) – WR DeAndre Hopkins, Clemson

 

#38 – Arizona Cardinals – TE Tyler Eifert, Notre Dame

 

Cleveland Browns – Forfeited pick due to making selection in 2012 Supplemental Draft

 

#39 – New York Jets – QB Mike Glennon, North Carolina State

 

#40 – Tennessee Titans – DE Alex Okafor, Texas

 

#41 – Buffalo Bills – QB Tyler Wilson, Arkansas

 

#42 – Miami Dolphins – T Kyle Long, Oregon

 

#43 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers – TE Zach Ertz, Stanford

 

#44 – Carolina Panthers – FS Eric Reid, LSU

 

New Orleans Saints – Pick forfeited due to bounty scandal

 

#45 – San Diego Chargers – CB Jamar Taylor, Boise State

 

#46 – St. Louis Rams – OLB Arthur Brown, Kansas State

 

#47 – Dallas Cowboys – SS Jonathan Cyprien, Florida International

 

#48 – Pittsburgh Steelers – WR Quinton Patton, Louisiana Tech

 

#49 – New York Giants – CB David Amerson, North Carolina State

 

#50 – Chicago Bears – T Terron Armstead, Arkansas-Pine Bluff

 

#51 – Washington Redskins – WR Terrance Williams, Baylor

 

#52 – Minnesota Vikings – DT John Jenkins, Georgia

 

#53 – Cincinnati Bengals – OLB Khaseem Green, Rutgers

 

#54 – Miami Dolphins (from Colts) – WR Justin Hunter, Tennessee

 

#55 – Green Bay Packers – C Barrett Jones, Alabama

 

#56 – Seattle Seahawks – WR Markus Wheaton, Oregon State

 

#57 – Houston Texans – T Menelik Watson, Florida State

 

#58 – Denver Broncos – CB Jordan Poyer, Oregon State

 

#59 – New England Patriots – DE Margus Hunt, Southern Methodist

 

#60 – Atlanta Falcons – RB Giovani Bernard, North Carolina

 

#61 – San Francisco 49ers – OLB Sio Moore, Connecticut

 

#62 – Baltimore Ravens – T Dallas Thomas, Tennessee

 

Third Round:

 

#63 (overall) – Kansas City Chiefs – QB Ryan Nassib, Syracuse

 

#64 – Jacksonville Jaguars – CB Darius Slay, Mississippi State

 

#65 – Detroit Lions – FS Phillip Thomas, Fresno State

 

#66 – Oakland Raiders – DE Cornellius Carradine, Florida State

 

#67 – Philadelphia Eagles – C Travis Frederick, Wisconsin

 

#68 – Cleveland Browns – OLB Jamie Collins, Southern Mississippi

 

#69 – Arizona Cardinals – OLB Trevardo Williams, Connecticut

 

#70 – Tennessee Titans – G Larry Warford, Kentucky

 

#71 – Buffalo Bills – SS Shamarko Thomas, Syracuse

 

#72 – New York Jets – WR Da’Rick Rogers, Tennessee Tech

 

#73 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers – QB EJ Manuel, Florida State

 

#74 – San Francisco 49ers (from Panthers) – CB Robert Alford, Southeastern Louisiana

 

#75 – New Orleans Saints – CB Tyrann Mathieu, LSU

 

#76 – San Diego Chargers – TE Vance McDonald, Rice

 

#77 – Miami Dolphins – CB Logan Ryan, Rutgers

 

#78 – St. Louis Rams – T David Bakhtiari, Colorado

 

#79 – Pittsburgh Steelers – RB Joseph Randle, Oklahoma State

 

#80 – Dallas Cowboys – DT Brandon Williams, Missouri Southern State

 

#81 – New York Giants – OLB Sean Porter, Texas A&M

 

#82 – Miami Dolphins (from Bears) – TE Gavin Escobar, San Diego State

 

#83 – Minnesota Vikings – FS Bacarri Rambo, Georgia

 

#84 – Cincinnati Bengals – RB Montee Ball, Wisconsin

 

#85 – Washington Redskins – CB Dwayne Gratz, Connecticut

 

#86 – Indianapolis Colts – WR Aaron Dobson, Marshall

 

#87 – Seattle Seahawks – DE John Simon, Ohio State

 

#88 – Green Bay Packers – WR Ryan Swope, Texas A&M

 

#89 – Houston Texans – OLB DeVonte Holloman, South Carolina

 

#90 – Denver Broncos – RB Johnathan Franklin, UCLA

 

#91 – New England Patriots – DT Sylvester Williams, North Carolina

 

#92 – Atlanta Falcons – C Brian Schwenke, California

 

#93 – San Francisco 49ers – WR Marquise Goodwin, Texas

 

#94 – Baltimore Ravens – FS Tony Jefferson, Oklahoma

 


Gamecocks at the NFL Combine

February 26, 2013

Below are a summary of the South Carolina Gamecocks that participated at the 2013 NFL Combine in Indianapolis.

PLAYER

40-YARD DASH

BENCH PRESS

VERTICAL JUMP

BROAD JUMP

3-CONE DRILL

20-YARD SHUTTLE

60-YARD SHUTTLE

TE-Justice Cunningham

4.94

DNP

31.5

116.0

7.12

4.45

11.88

RB-Marcus Lattimore

DNP

LB-DeVonte Holloman

4.76

15

33.0

113.0

7.30

4.26

DNP

OL-T.J. Johnson

5.33

32

25.5

96.0

7.83

4.74

DNP

WR-Ace Sanders

4.58

7

32.0

117.0

6.81

4.37

11.29

S-D.J. Swearinger

4.67

17

37.0

124.0

DNP

DNP

DNP

DL-Devin Taylor

4.72

14

35.0

128.0

DNP

DNP

DNP

Source:  NFL.com

For all of the players, there is room for improvement at the Gamecocks’ Pro Day and the players’ individual workouts.  There were good performances in some drills, but no player had an overall impressive workout.

Each player could use to decrease their 40-yard dash time.  Of all the players, Ace Sanders’ 40-yard dash time is the most disappointing.

Devin Taylor impressed scouts and coaches at the NFL Combine with his athleticism, but it would help his draft status if he can show a little more strength.

Justice Cunningham’s numbers were also good, but he will definitely need to show that he can do all the things a tight end does.

T.J. Johnson will only help himself if he can prove he is versatile enough to play all the positions on the offensive line.  It also helps that he played center.

DeVonte Holloman is an intriguing prospect, as he enters the draft as a linebacker.  He played some safety and the SPUR position for the Gamecocks, which brought Holloman more into a linebacker’s position in a traditional defense.

D.J. Swearinger has the tools, but his numbers were so-so, and he will need to prove that some of his antics this past season are a thing of the past.  An NFL coach will only give you so many chances.

Players also have to go through the interview process with teams.  For some, it’s a good thing those aren’t publicized.  For others, it puts the foot in the door to get a shot at the NFL.

Unless someone has a spectacular workout before the draft, don’t expect any Gamecocks’ players to be taken in the first round of the NFL Draft.  The two main candidates to be taken first of the Gamecocks will be either Taylor or Marcus Lattimore, likely on day two (second and third rounds), or early on day three.

An updated NFL mock draft will be coming soon, now that the 2013 NFL Combine is complete.


2013 NFL Mock Draft – 2nd Edition

February 19, 2013

With the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis beginning at the end of the week, it is a good time to update my edition of the NFL Mock Draft.

There are some slight changes, based on some off-the-field issues that have popped up in the last few weeks.

If I ran an NFL team right now, I would be dreading this year’s draft.  I would not want to have a top pick, simply because there is so little difference in talent, that I could draft someone with equal talent on day two or three, without having to pay as much.  It is a moving target as to who might be the first overall pick.  Hopefully, the NFL Scouting Combine will provide some separation.

Again, I don’t have West Virginia QB Geno Smith in the first round.  Like before, I do believe that he will get picked in the first round, but I don’t account for trades.  Even with the injury concerns, I still believe Southern California QB Matt Barkley is better suited for NFL success.

First Round:

#1 – Kansas City Chiefs – T Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M

#2 – Jacksonville Jaguars – G Chance Warmack, Alabama

#3 – Oakland Raiders – CB Dee Milliner, Alabama

#4 – Philadelphia Eagles – DT Star Lotulelei, Utah

#5 – Detroit Lions – OLB Jarvis Jones, Georgia

#6 – Cleveland Browns – DE Bjoern Werner, Florida State

#7 – Arizona Cardinals – QB Matt Barkley, Southern California

#8 – Buffalo Bills – DE Damontre Moore, Texas A&M

#9 – New York Jets – T Lane Johnson, Oklahoma

#10 – Tennessee Titans – DE Barkevious Mingo, LSU

#11 – San Diego Chargers – T Eric Fisher, Central Michigan

#12 – Miami Dolphins – WR Keenan Allen, California

#13 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers – DT Sharrif Floyd, Florida

#14 – Carolina Panthers – DT Sheldon Richardson, Missouri

#15 – New Orleans Saints – S Kenny Vaccaro, Texas

#16 – St. Louis Rams – T D.J. Fluker, Alabama

#17 – Pittsburgh Steelers – WR Cordarrelle Patterson, Tennessee

#18 – Dallas Cowboys – DE Datone Jones, UCLA

#19 – New York Giants – DE Ezekiel Ansah, BYU

#20 – Chicago Bears – G Jonathan Cooper, North Carolina

#21 – Cincinnati Bengals – OLB Alec Ogletree, Georgia

#22 – St. Louis Rams (from Washington– DT Jesse Williams, Alabama

#23 – Minnesota Vikings – CB Xavier Rhodes, Florida State

#24 – Indianapolis Colts – CB Desmond Trufant, Washington

#25 – Seattle Seahawks – DE Dion Jordan, Oregon

#26 – Green Bay Packers – RB Eddie Lacy, Alabama

#27 – Houston Texans – WR DeAndre Hopkins, Clemson

#28 – Denver Broncos – DT Johnathan Hankins, Ohio State

#29 – New England Patriots – DT John Jenkins, Georgia

#30 – Atlanta Falcons – DE Alex Okafor, Texas

#31 – San Francisco 49ers – CB Johnthan Banks, Mississippi State

#32 – Baltimore Ravens – ILB Manti Te’o, Notre Dame

Just a reminder, I compiled this completely on my own, and any likeness to any of the real experts is purely coincidental.  If you care to broadcast or re-post this, please at least give credit, to where credit is due.


2013 NFL Mock Draft – 1st Edition

February 10, 2013

***For the 2nd edition of the 2013 NFL Mock Draft…CLICK HERE***

The promise has come true, as the first edition of the 2013 NFL Mock Draft is released.

Now this is based on my interpretation, and not copying some other professional prognosticator.

This is a very weak draft, and thus it might allow teams to wait until later rounds to take players at specific positions.

The one big difference you might see is the absence of a certain quarterback.  West Virginia QB Geno Smith has a lot of skills, and that might be more of where the league is going.  However, of the top quarterbacks, Southern Cal QB Matt Barkley is the better prospect.

Now, I do believe Smith gets picked up in the first round, but based on the teams right now, he is not in the mock draft.  But there will be some team that will jump back into day one of the draft to pick him up.

First Round:

#1 – Kansas City Chiefs – OLB Jarvis Jones, Georgia

#2 – Jacksonville Jaguars – DE Bjoern Werner, Florida State

#3 – Oakland Raiders – DT Star Lotulelei, Utah

#4 – Philadelphia Eagles – T Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M

#5 – Detroit Lions – CB Dee Milliner, Alabama

#6 – Cleveland Browns – DE Barkevious Mingo, LSU

#7 – Arizona Cardinals – QB Matt Barkley, Southern California

#8 – Buffalo Bills – DE Damontre Moore, Texas A&M

#9 – New York Jets – G Chance Warmack, Alabama

#10 – Tennessee Titans – S Kenny Vaccaro, Texas

#11 – San Diego Chargers – T Lane Johnson, Oklahoma

#12 – Miami Dolphins – T Eric Fisher, Central Michigan

#13 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers – CB Desmond Trufant, Washington

#14 – Carolina Panthers – DT Sheldon Richardson, Missouri

#15 – New Orleans Saints – OLB Alec Ogletree, Georgia

#16 – St. Louis Rams – WR Cordarrelle Patterson, Tennessee

#17 – Pittsburgh Steelers – WR Keenan Allen, California

#18 – Dallas Cowboys – G Jonathan Cooper, North Carolina

#19 – New York Giants – DE Ezekiel Ansah, BYU

#20 – Chicago Bears – DT Sharrif Floyd, Florida

#21 – Cincinnati Bengals – DE Datone Jones, UCLA

#22 – St. Louis Rams (from Washington– T D.J. Fluker, Alabama

#23 – Minnesota Vikings – DT Jesse Williams, Alabama

#24 – Indianapolis Colts – CB Xavier Rhodes, Florida State

#25 – Seattle Seahawks – TE Zach Ertz, Stanford

#26 – Green Bay Packers – DE Alex Okafor, Texas

#27 – Houston Texans – WR DeAndre Hopkins, Clemson

#28 – Denver Broncos – DT Johnathan Hankins, Ohio State

#29 – New England Patriots – DE Dion Jordan, Oregon

#30 – Atlanta Falcons – DE Sam Montgomery, LSU

#31 – San Francisco 49ers – DT John Jenkins, Georgia

#32 – Baltimore Ravens – ILB Manti Te’o, Notre Dame

Just a reminder, I compiled this completely on my own, and any likeness to any of the real experts is purely coincidental.  If you care to broadcast or re-post this, please at least give credit, to where credit is due.


Super Bowl XLVII Pick: San Francisco Has a Little More

February 1, 2013

As the countdown to Super Bowl XLVII reaches its final hours, fans of the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens are making their final arguments for why their team is better.

Players and coaches are putting the final touches on the game-plan they hope is the best one, or at least the winning one.

It is also the last pick of the NFL season, and everyone, including myself, is hopeful to go out on a winning note.

Conference Championship Picks:  1-1 (.500)

Playoffs Overall:  5-5 (.500)

Season Overall:  177-88-1

Baltimore Ravens vs. San Francisco 49ers

Why Baltimore Will Win?  Ravens’ QB Joe Flacco continues his strong play in the postseason.  Flacco has looked like the best quarterback in the NFL, a title he gave himself before the season.  Baltimore also manages to run a balanced attack against a great 49ers’ defense, with an emphasis on utilizing RB Ray Rice both running and receiving.   The Ravens’ defense, led by the retiring LB Ray Lewis, rises up to the challenge of stopping 49ers’ QB Colin Kaepernick, making him one-dimensional.

Why San Francisco Will Win?  The 49ers’ manage to do everything just a little better.  Baltimore’s defense makes a play, San Francisco follows with a bigger play.  Flacco manages a deep pass, Kaepernick follows with a big run.  Much like Baltimore, the 49ers’ effectively use RB Frank Gore to take pressure off of its young quarterback.  The young, athletic linebackers for San Francisco fly to the ball and limit the Ravens’ offense from moving the ball.  K David Akers steps up big and finally makes a clutch field goal.

Final Thoughts?  While on paper this game appears to be very even, San Francisco is just a little better.  San Francisco has a slightly more dynamic offense and a slightly more athletic defense.  The 49ers also have the coaching edge.  Both Jim and John Harbaugh are two of the top coaches in the NFL.  However, Jim might be willing to take a few more risks (and has the luxury to do so with the players he has), than John does.  Last, but not least, San Francisco just doesn’t lose Super Bowls (to be fair, Baltimore hasn’t either, but it has only been in one compared to San Francisco’s five.)

Final Score?  San Francisco 49ers 24, Baltimore Ravens 20