2013 NFL Mock Draft

August 10th, 2012

(Photo: US Presswire)

By Shane Hewitt, Staff Writer

1. Jacksonville Jaguars

Matt Barkley, QB, USC

After a full year to solidify his place with the team, not on it, Blaine Gabbert finds himself out of a job with the new owner looking for his own franchise quarterback.


2. Miami Dolphins*

Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee

The Dolphins trade up from the 6th spot to secure the big receiver who will be #1 on their depth chart the second he signs his contact.


3. Indianapolis Colts

Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah

Star will be the centerpiece for this new Colts defense. His ability to face consistent double and even occasional triple teams will be pivotal in the 3-4 defense Chuck Pagano has brought to the team.


4. Minnesota Vikings

Robert Woods, WR, USC

Outside of the disgruntled Percy Harvin, recently signed and suspended Jerome Simpson is the only other play-maker in this weak receiving corps. With great ability to run routes and get open, Woods will make things a lot easier for Christian Ponder.


5. Cleveland Browns

Sam Montgomery, DE, LSU

Cleveland lacks one true pass-rusher with the ability to get double-digit sacks. This is their guy.


6. St. Louis Rams*

Keenan Allen, WR, California

The Rams continue trading back in the first round and still land the guy they wanted all along. Allen will be the final piece to this receiving corps as he stretches the field with his size and speed, opening things up for Brian Quick and Chris Givens.


7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

David Amerson, CB, North Carolina State

With Aqib Talib ending the last two seasons on IR, and Eric Wright being arrested for felony DUI this offseason, the Bucs bring in quality insurance with the best cornerback in the draft.


8. Seattle Seahawks

Terrance Williams, WR, Baylor

The Seahawks desperately need receivers and with the top three already taken, the Seahawks have no choice but to reach for Terrance Williams.


9. Arizona Cardinals

Tyler Wilson, QB, Arkansas

Wilson provides the Cardinals their franchise quarterback and ends the debate of Kolb or Skelton. Wilson has a big arm, and should do well throwing to Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd.


10. Oakland Raiders

Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State

Once a strong point of the Raiders, the cornerback position is certainly lacking and Xavier Rhodes provides just what they need, starting on day one.


11. Tennessee Titans

Jackson Jeffcoat, DE, Texas

The Titans have lacked a pass-rush the last few years and with Derrick Morgan showing next to nothing, Jeffcoat looks like the man for the job.


12. St. Louis Rams (from Washington Redskins)

Chris Faulk, OT, LSU

The Rams have many needs, but no other unit has to be addressed more than the offensive line  charged with protecting Sam Bradford.


13. Carolina Panthers

Marquess Wilson, WR, Washington State

Steve Smith isn’t getting any younger. And adding a big, young receiver will make this offense even more dangerous.


14. Buffalo Bills

Tyler Bray, QB, Tennessee

After another year of failed expectations, the Bills move on from Fitzpatrick and continue their search for a franchise quarterback.


15. Pittsburgh Steelers

Johnathon Hankins, DT, Ohio State

After a down year the Steelers look to get younger on defense. Hankins will be a staple for years to come with his size, length, and versatility to play either NT or DE.


16. San Diego Chargers

Barrett Jones, OG, Alabama

Jones will not only shore up any holes on the offensive line but create holes on the defensive line to run straight through.


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