2013 NFL Mock Draft: Pre-Training Camp Edition

July 11th, 2012
Logan Thomas

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By Ryan Alfieri, Editor

1. Jacksonville Jaguars:

Logan Thomas, QB, Virginia Tech

If the Jaguars are picking first in the draft, it will be because Blaine Gabbert has all but failed as the Jaguars’ starter. It will certainly be interesting to see who winds up being the top passer this year, but Thomas has Cam Newton-like physical traits that could push him up to number one.

2. Cleveland Browns

Robert Woods, WR, USC

No matter what happens to the Browns in 2012, they are not going to give up on their first-round quarterback after just one season. They could, however, use an overhaul to their receiving corps, and Woods is the best receiver in this year’s class.

3. Minnesota Vikings

Sam Montgomery, DE, LSU

Adding a top-notch pass rusher to a defensive line that already has two studs in Jared Allen and Kevin Williams will bring them back to their old days as one of the best defensive lines in the game.

4. Indianapolis Colts

Barkevious Mingo, DE, LSU

With Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis on the wrong side of 30 and being forced to learn a new position, bringing in a versatile, young pass rusher will set the Colts up for the future, which is clearly the focus of a new regime.

5. Miami Dolphins

Eric Reed, S, LSU

This may seem a tad early for Reid at this point, but he has enormous upside that could let him skyrocket up draft boards with a strong season. Miami has been in need of talent at safety for quite some time.

6. St. Louis Rams

Star Lotulelei , DT, Utah

This would mark the second year in a row in which the Rams take a defensive tackle in the first round, but if there is a team that needs to do so, its the Rams.

7. Arizona Cardinals

Matt Barkley, QB, USC

While the Cardinals have been burned on former USC quarterbacks in the recent past, they can feel much better about taking Barkley this early.  While there are some questions about how effective he would be without his great supporting cast at USC, he is still arguably the pure passer in the draft.

8. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

David Amerson, CB, NC State

With Rhonde Barber making a move to safety, it is finally time to draft his long-term replacement.

9. Oakland Raiders

Jarvis Jones, DE/OLB, Georgia

Now that the Raiders are expected to use more 3-4 looks, they need another version of Kamerion Wimbley to be their primary pass-rusher. Jones has the versatility to play either 4-3 end or standing up as an outside linebacker in a 3-4.

10. Washington Redskins

D.J. Fluker, OT, Alabama

Just about every spot on the Redskins’ offensive line could use an upgrade, with the exception of Trent Williams. They could use all of the protection they can get for their prized young quarterback.

11. Tennessee Titans

Jackson Jeffcoat, DE, Texas

The Titans were so desperate for defensive end help last year that they moved Jason Jones to the outside on select plays. With Derrick Morgan on one side, the Titans will be set at the end position.

12. San Diego Chargers

Keenan Allen, WR, Cal

Robert Meachem is a good player, but he is not the same vertical threat that Vincent Jackson was. A trio of Allen, Meachem, and Fwoud give the Chargers all of the weapons Phillip Rivers could ever want.

13. Seattle Seahawks

Tyler Wilson, QB, Arkansas

Assuming the Matt Flynn is the one-hit wonder that I suspect he is, the Seahawks will be right back in the quarterback market a year from now. Wilson has a lot of upside as a passer and could potentially be the first quarterback taken.

14. Buffalo Bills

Manti Te’o, MLB, Notre Dame

The Bills have used a lot of resources on their defensive line and secondary, but their linebackers are pretty average. Manti is a pure middle linebacker that could have been a first-rounder if he came out o college last year.

15. Atlanta Falcons

Marcus Lattimore, RB, South Carolina

Michael Turner’s days as a dynamic runner are running out. Lattimore has top-five talent, so being able to land him at this point in the draft should make the Falcons estatic.

16. Kansas City Chiefs

Landry Jones, QB, Oklahoma
Outside of quarterback, the Chiefs have arguably the best roster in the NFL. Jones’ stock faded as the season went along, but he could recover with a strong senior season. With Matt Cassel already in place, Jones will have time to develop and not be forced to start right away.


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Tags: Logan Thomas, Manti Te'o, Matt Barkley, Mock Draft

9 Responses to “2013 NFL Mock Draft: Pre-Training Camp Edition”

  1. Joe says:

    Congrats on being the only mocker to see what a FRAUD the
    Lions are and projecting them to regress this season.

    Only problem is, they should be picking much lower than 18. Fans will find out that this team really STINKS and were beneficiaries of dumb coaching moves and bonehead plays by the opposition in 2011!

    Nonetheless, kudos on your foresight!

  2. Mike J says:

    Good call on the Bucs’ choice,but we’ll have to see how well Wright does on the field & how well-behaved Talib is off it in 2012 before we absolutely posit a corner. LB is a distinct possibility, as is RT.

    • RyanAlfieri says:

      I think Wright may even be the better player, but he’s more of a stop-gap guy.

      • Mike J says:

        But the Bucs are paying him like a long-time future starter.They give some mediocre players big contracts for some arcane reason. Dominik has wasted a ton of the Glazers’ money since he took over.

  3. floridated says:

    I think its time for Ryan and Sanchez to part ways. Ryan is a blow hard and Sanchez just is not a pro quarterback. He is at best a back up. Hire a coach with some integrity not someone who has a nfl affiliated name. Clean house…

    • RyanAlfieri says:

      Dude, Rex has yet to have a losing season. And Rex climbed the coaching ladders like everyone else, started at Morehead state and worked his way up.

      You get rid of Rex, you can say goodbye to having a top 5 defense every year.

      • floridated says:

        top 5 defense who cares about stats the truth of the matter is that Ryan is just a big blowhard. Great defensive oach offense leaves a lot to be drsired with a middle of the road quarterback. Jets finish 9-7 this year and the era of Rex Ryan is gone. Coaching staff gets much needed change. All Rex does is blow his own horn and lick feet…

  4. Thomas Walker says:

    the rams have two first rounders next year…

  5. jagsr4real says:

    if the jaguars are picking at 1 we likely need a qb unless gene stays and watch the pick be traded for something similiar to wat the rams got. if we dont trade it then thomas is a good pick if we need qb but i think we go Montgomery or Amerson as both are bigger needs

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