2013 NFL Mock Draft: Championship Weekend Edition

January 15th, 2013

17. Pittsburgh Steelers
 Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia
Based on talent and production, Jones has the makings of a top-5 pick, but concerns about a spinal condition may cause him to have a D’Quan Bowers-esque slip on draft day.  James Harrison is not getting any younger, and the Steelers defense is predicated on haveing two stud outside linebackers.

18. Dallas Cowboys
Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri
The Cowboys are moving to a four-man front with Monte Kiffin at defensive coordinator. Richardson is a penetrating 3-technique that will give the Cowboys a much-needed interior pass-rush.

19. New York Giants
Dion Jordan, DE/OLB, Oregon
The Giants love to collect pass-rushers that ooze with athleticism. Jordan has the making of the next Mathias Kiwanuka, able to stand up as a linebacker or rush the passer with his hand in the dirt.

20. Chicago Bears
Jonathan Cooper, OG, North Carolina
The Bears need to continue to spend resources on their offensive line if they want Jay Cutler to last an entire season. Cooper is an athletic guard that is at his best when pulling or out in space.

21. Cincinnati Bengals:
Kenny Vaccaro, S, Texas
Vaccaro is the best safety is a very deep class, able to play either position and can line up in the slot as well. his versatility will be a huge asset for any defense.

22. St. Louis Rams (from Redskins)
Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee
With Brian Quick’s slow development, the Rams could still use another playmaker for Sam Bradford. Patterson has a ton of athleticism and natural playmaking ability.

23. Minnesota Vikings
Bjoern Werner, DE, FSU
This is not necessarily the biggest need for the Vikings, but the value is too good here to pass up. Werner would be able to play on a rotational basis with Everson Griffin.

24. Indianapolis Colts
Jesse Williams, DT, Alabama
The Colts had one of the worst run defenses in football last year. Williams would be a perfect fit as the Colts nose tackle in their new 3-4 scheme.

25. Seattle Seahawks
DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson
The Seahawks don’t have a lot of needs, but another deep receiver Sidney Rice would certainly be a welcome addition. Hopkins is great at grabbing deep balls, and the Seahawks’ offense is predicated on such explosive plays.

26. Green Bay Packers
 Arthur Brown, ILB, Kansas State
Manti Te’o may be the biggest name at the linebacker spot, but Brown is the best prospect. Brown flies to the ball and is terrific in coverage, making him a three-down player at the position.

27. Houston Texans
Tavon Austin, WR, WVU
The Texans’ lack of an explosive threat at the slot receiver spot was painfully obvious in the divisional playoff game against the Patriots. Austin is the next Percy Harvin as a do-it-all athlete who is special with the ball in his hands.

28. Denver Broncos
Eric Reid, S, LSU
This pick is not a reaction to the horrific play that Rahim Moore made that cost the Broncos their season. Despite coming off a disappointing junior campaign, Reid has great coverage skills and would give the Broncos versatility at the safety position.

29. Baltimore Ravens
Manti Te’o, LB, Notre Dame
Contrary to the narrative, Te’o is nowhere close to being the next Ray Lewis on the field, but he is still a solid linebacker prospect with excellent leadership skills. Some may be shocked to see the Heisman finalist go this late, but this is an appropriate spot based on Te’o's ability.

30. Atlanta Falcons
Sam Montgomery, DE, LSU
The Falcons pass-rush is starting to wear thing with John Abarham starting to show his age. Montgomery has some character issues, but he has the potential to be a star 4-3 end if he stays motivated.

31. New England Patriots
Alex Okafor, DE, Texas
The Patriots could still use one more pass-rusher opposite Chandler Jones. Rob Ninkovich is still a valuable asset to the Pats’ D, but he is not a dynamic edge-rusher.

32 San Francisco 49ers
Matt Elam, S, Florida
Elam is a big-time hitter that would be a welcome addition to a 49ers defense that has declined in their pass defense since 2011.

 

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3 Responses to “2013 NFL Mock Draft: Championship Weekend Edition”

  1. JetOrange says:

    REACH….There are too many major reaches in this draft. I think that says two things, First: An absence of offensive playmakers in this draft, and Second: Overall weakness of draftees in the firs half of the first round. IMO every team in the top tten would love to trade down, not gonna happen, the value just isn’t there in the first half of the round. Geno Smith has an upside but he belongs at about 15. Every other QB and Receiver you can downgrade a full round. Will teams reach ? they will have to, you just hope it isn’t your team. As a jet fan, Moore is a terrific pick, but somehow I believe this drfaft could be rigged. With Devito probably leaving, (Moore won’t be there) consider Jonatnan Hanks, as a value pick…Dion going to the Giants is another outstanding pick

  2. Yo Momma says:

    There is no way Werner falls out of the top 10, let alone the top 20. He’s the best defensive end in the draft. It’s almost like you forgot about him and then had to stick him in somewhere.

  3. Django says:

    Finally a Packer pick that makes sense


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