2013 NFL Delightfully Inaccurate Yet Awesome 3 Round Mock Draft

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ROUND TWO

33. Jacksonville Jaguars: Matt Elam, SS, Florida

The needs-drafting continues in Jacksonville and I’m not one to complain. Adding Elam to Milliner (both of which are visiting Jacksonville) is a good move for the Jaguars who need a secondary more than they need a pass rusher at this time. I know it would seem to serve the Jaguars better selecting a lineman in the first two rounds, but you can’t be upset with a brand new secondary. Round 1 pick: Dee Milliner

34. San Francisco 49ers (from Kansas City): Zach Ertz, TE, Stanford

Ertz reunites with his old coach Harbaugh and gives San Fran another weapon in an arsenal that includes Michael Crabtree, Anquan Boldin, Mario Manningham, and Vernon Davis. Ertz will pair with Davis to give opposing defenses a double dose of matchup nightmares. Ertz is more in the line of the “pass catching” tight ends and will do well in this offense. Round 1 pick: Sylvester Williams

35. Philadelphia Eagles: Alex Okafor, DE, Texas

He will play OLB in the 3-4 alignment. Switching schemes can be difficult. The most obvious obstacle is of course switching over the personnel. The Eagles signed Conner Barwin in free agency and they still have Trent Cole and Brandon Graham. It seems a little packed at the position doesn’t it? I’m somewhat fascinated with the 3-4 alignment, and one thing I’ve learned by watching teams that run this scheme is that if you don’t have an elite pass rusher like an Aldon Smith then you at least better have a slew of solid pass rushers. Okafor is very solid and would come in day one and compete for playing time. Round 1 pick: Eric Fisher

36. Detroit Lions: Menelik Watson, OT, FSU

The Lions are currently rolling out Corey Hilliard at RT. This is a mistake. If you’re going to stick Riley Reiff out at LT, then don’t completely disregard RT. With the way many teams are attempting to bring pressure from all sides in today’s NFL, it’s almost to the point one must have bookend tackles. The Matthew Stafford to Calvin Johnson connection is a vital artery to the Detroit Lions, and drafting Watson (who some believe could go in the first round) is a good move for Detroit. Round 1 pick: Ezekiel Ansah

37. Cincinatti Bengals (from Oakland): Arthur Brown, LB, Kansas

This pick is a steal for Cincinatti. They are currently starting Rey Maualuga at MLB who has been considered a “bust” in some circles. He definitely has not performed as expected. Arthur Brown offers much more in pass coverage and will take up the responsibilities of the MLB much better than Maualuga. Brown is a first round talent and Cincinatti gets him in the 2nd. Round 1 pick: Johnathan Hankins

38. Arizona Cardinals: Sam Montgomery, DE, LSU:

Arizona is currently starting Lorenzo Alexander at LOLB, formerly of the Washington Redskins. Daryl Washington was suspended four games. In short, the Cardinals need a pass rusher and Sam Montgomery will offer them just that. Ranking 5th in the SEC with 8 sacks his junior season, Montgomery was the “Robin” to Barkevious Mingo’s “Batman”. He had an excellent career at LSU, and despite some character concerns, Montgomery will offer Arizona what they need at that LOLB spot. Round 1 pick: Lane Johnson

(Cleveland exercised their 2nd round pick in last year’s supplemental draft, drafting WR Josh Gordon of Baylor)

39. New York Jets: Ryan Nassib, QB, Syracuse

If Mark Sanchez performs like he did last year then the Jets don’t have anyone besides David Garrard who can step up and compete. I’m a fan of David Garrard, but at this point in his career he’s nothing more than a stop gap (I hope he proves me wrong). Sanchez needs competition, and New York needs to begin thinking about the future. A QB in the 2nd round just makes sense for the J-E-T-S. Round 1 pick: Sharriff Floyd

40. Tennessee Titans: Jonathan Banks, CB, Miss. State

Banks was once considered a 1st round pick until his less than impressive combine. However, watch his tape and you can see that he can cover with the best of them. No one really gets away from him and he’s pretty good at reading routes and running with receivers. I don’t think there should be any concern about hiw 40 time. Tennessee gets a gem in the 2nd round, adding Banks to their secondary. Round 1 pick: Cordarelle Patterson

41.

Buffalo Bills: Robert Alford, CB, SE Louisiana

The Bills add explosive CB Robert Alford to their defense. He’ll be paired with last year’s first round pick, Stephon Gilmore to form a solid cornerback tandem. Alford also brings something to the table in the return game. Round 1 pick: QB Geno Smith

42. Miami Dolphins: Brennan Williams, LT, North Carolina

The Dolphins obviously lost Jake Long in free agency and have been building an army of mercenaries via free agency since. They are currently starting Jonathan Martin who was a rookie last year at LT. This is an area of need for them. I believe Martin is better suited for the right side, so I have Brennan Williams going to Miami in the 2nd. He’s a somewhat under the radar prospect. I think some of that is due to the hype surrounding Jonathan Cooper. Williams will be an instat upgrade over Martin at LT. Could be considered a reach by some, but Jeff Ireland kinda does and says whatever he wants. Round 1 pick: Xavier Rhodes

43. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Manti Te’o, MLB, Notre Dame

Te’o experienced more of a slide than expected. I’m not attributing this to the whole catfish scandal. I’m attributing it to how deep some positions are in this draft. Add in the fact that quality starting LBs can be found on day 2 and that Mason Foster is currently starting at MLB for the Bucs, and I get Te’o being the best available player at a position of need for Tampa. Round 1 pick: Star Lotulelei

44. Carolina Panthers: Jordan Poyer, CB, Oregon State

The Carolina Panthers play in a division with Drew Brees and Matt Ryan. Captain Munnerlyn is OK. Josh Norman was a rookie last year and played as expected from a 4th round rookie corner. They signed 32 year old Drayton Florence in free agency. Other than that they have Josh Thomas who was a 2011 5th round pick from Dallas. In my opinion the Panthers need help at CB and that’s why they get Poyer right here. Poyer won’t wow you, but he can cover and he’s had a pretty good draft season so far. Not a flashy pick in the 2nd round, but it’s something the Panthers need. Round 1 pick: Tavon Austin

 New Orleans Saints: forfeited

45. San Diego Chargers: Chris Faulk, OT, LSU

The Chargers are dead set on revamping the offensive line for Phillip Rivers. They selected Chance Warmack in the 1st and right here they select Chris Faulk. Some of you may remember Faulk. Standing at 6’3 and 331 lbs., Faulk was considered a first round talent until he tore his ACL in the 2012 season opener. He forewent his senior season and entered the draft. He should be completely healed or pretty close to it by the time training camp roles around. Before injuring himself, Faulk ranked among the top offensive tackles in the country. Many would have Kyle Long ranked ahead of Faulk. Long isn’t nearly as talented. If healthy, Faulk could start on the Chargers offensive line in 2013. Round 1 pick: Chance Warmack.

46. St. Louis Rams: Alec Ogletree, LB, Georgia

Ogletree truly is a 1st round talent. He’s an athletic LB that will join the likes of Jo-Lunn Dunbar and James Laurinaitis, forming an incredible trio of LBs. The reason for Ogletree’s monumental slide? He’s been classified by some scouts as an “immature idiot” according to rotoworld. His character issues do draw some concern. However, he’s a very good talent at LB and the Rams snag him. What a steal for St. Louis! Round 1 pick(s): Kenny Vaccaro, DeAndre Hopkins

 47. Dallas Cowboys: Jonathan Cyprien, SS, Florida International

The Cowboys let go of Gerald Sensabaugh. They signed safety Will Allen in free agency, but that’s hardly notable. Dallas is switching to Kiffin’s Tampa 2 and they need a safety. Currently they are rolling out Barry Church and 2012 4th rounder Matt Johnson-neither of which have seen much time starting. Cyprien is being called “elite” by some scouts and many believe him to be the whole package, being able to play in run support and pass coverage. Dallas gets a safety capable of playing in Kiffin’s new scheme. Round 1 pick: Jonathan Cooper.

48. Pittsburgh Steelers: Jesse Williams, DT, Alabama

Pittsburgh takes another Alabama player in Jesse Williams. As it stands, Steve McLendon is starting at NT for the Steelers. They will need an upgrade at that position and Jesse Williams is the answer. Standing at 6’3 and weighing 323 lbs., Williams is a perfect fit at the nose position which is such a rare find. Williams is a run stuffer and just like that in the first two rounds Pittsburgh gets back to their roots in running the ball on offense (Eddie Lacy) and stopping the run on defense (Jesse Williams). Round 1 pick: Eddie Lacy

49. New York Giants: Kevin Minter, LB, LSU

The New York Giants are starting Dan Connor at MLB. They will need someone a bit more athletic to spy RGIII and Michael Vick in this division. Minter is a little on the small side, but in today’s NFL it’s more about athleticism and thats what Minter offers. The Giants’ LB corps will need to be addressed, and Minter has been going in the first round in some mock drafts. If he slides this far, New York gets him and laughs hysterically while doing it. They continue to address their defense in round 2. Round 1 pick: Sheldon Richardson

50. Chicago Bears: Larry Warford, OG, Kentucky

Gabe Carimi was drafted in 2011 as an OT. He’s now been kicked in at guard, and there’s still doubt surrounding him. I was a Gabe Carimi fan in 2011, but the time has come to move on just as they moved on from J’Marcus Webb when selecting DJ Fluker in the first in this mock. Warford isn’t as nationally hyped as Cooper and Warmack, but he’s still a very good offensive guard. The Bears need help along their offensive line, and they continue to get it in Warford, further fortifying the trenches. Round 1 pick: DJ Fluker

51.  Washington Redskins: Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee

This is Washington’s first pick of the 2013 draft and they use it to get RGIII a major receiving threat. Pierre Garcon is good, but a bit injury prone. Santana Moss is getting long in the tooth and Josh Morgan is solid, but nothing more than a 3rd receiver. This is why the Redskins draft one of the top receiving threats in this year’s class in Justin Hunter. At 6’4, he runs a 4.4 40 and racked up over 1,000 yds and 9 touchdowns last season at Tennessee. Overshadowed but one of the best at his position. Round 1 pick: Traded to St. Louis in 2012

52. Minnesota Vikings: Khaseem Greene, LB, Rutgers

This pick isn’t necessarily a need for the Vikings as it is just picking up a really good LB. Greene is one of my favorite players in the draft, and I believe he is fully capabale of having the range and physicality of playing MLB. Image him, Chad Greenway and Erin Henderson on the field at the same time. Insanity. Great pick for Minnesota. Round 1 pick(s): Desmond Trufant, Keenan Allen

53. Cincinatti Bengals: Eric Reid, FS, LSU

Because you can’t count on Reggie Nelson forever. Reid has the size and speed to cover TEs and RBs and is extremely physical and aggressive. He closes with the speed and aggressiveness of a LB and can read and react quickly. He has the size at 6’1 and 213 lbs and the speed (4.49 40)  to cover these new hybrid TE types. Reid is nonstop. Round 1 pick: Johnathan Hankins; Previous Round 2 pick: Arthur Brown

54. Miami Dolphins (From Indianapolis): Giovanni Bernard, RB, North Carolina

The Dolphins lost Reggie Bush to Detroit in free agency. Daniel Thomas isn’t panning out, but they seem to believe in Lamar Miller. Bernard is a change of pace back and some would argue that he and Miller are a bit similiar. I could see the argument for that point, but I think Bernard is more versatile. He led the league in rushing, scoring, all purpose yards and punt return average. Miller coming out of Miami offered a similiar skill set, but I believe Bernard’s skills are more finely tuned. Miami adds a receiving, rushing and return threat. Round 1 pick: Xavier Rhodes Round 2 pick: Brennan Williams

55. Green Bay Packers: Barrett Jones, OC, Alabama

Jeff Saturday didn’t work out in Green Bay, being benched into the season. Evan Dietrich-Smith is penciled in as the starter, but when a player like Barrett Jones slides this far into the second round, you take him. Jones has the ability to play all 3 positions across the line, is extremely intelligent, and can make all the calls at the pro level. Green Bay takes him right here in the 2nd, giving the offensive line a leader for years to come. Round 1 pick: Damontre Moore

56. Seattle Seahawks (Traded 1st round pick for Percy Harvin): David Amerson, CB, North Carolina State

David Amerson is a 6’1 CB who ran a 4.35 40 yard dash at the combine. He’s drafted by Seattle for his measurables alone. Seattle doesn’t have a dire need at CB, but Amerson is a physically gifted, aggressive defender who will fit in well with the likes of Richard Sherman and Brandon Browner.

57. Houston Texans: Robert Woods, WR, USC

The Texans add Woods to a receiving corps that really doesn’t have anything past Andre Johnson. Robert Woods broke all kinds of records at USC and has been considered to be the best receiver in USC history. He’ll pair with old college teammate Matt Barkley once Barkley is ready to take over for Schaub, but for now Woods becomes the dynamic second receiver that will help draw attention away from Johnson. Round 1 pick: Matt Barkley

58. Denver Broncos: Phillip Thomas, FS, Fresno State

Denver’s secondary could use a boost, their safeties in particular. Thomas is the 3rd ranked FS according to most sites and scouts. He’s 6’1 so he’s got the size. He has decent speed running in the 4.59 range. He’s able to cover, not great at it, but he can do it. I’m sure he can do a much better job than Rahim Moore. Either way this is a good addition to a group of safeties in Denver who really need an upgrade. Round 1 pick: Tyler Eifert

59. New England Patriots: Bacarri Rambo, FS, Georgia

The Patriots made a surprise pick in last year’s second round, selecting small school nobody Tavon Wilson who actually turned out to be pretty dang good. Injuries happened, however, and it forced Devin McCourty into the position who I believe is a better corner than he is safety. We all know Belichick’s love and respect for the ball hawking Ed Reed and his desire to find a player with that skill set. No one will ever be Ed Reed, but Rambo is a centerfielder with a nose for the ball. Selecting Rambo here allows the Patriots to move McCourty back to his position of cornerback, giving the Pats 3 good corners in Dennard, Talib, and McCourty and 3 solid safeties in recently acquired Adrian Wilson, Tavon Austin, and Rambo. Round 1 pick: Datone Jones

60. Atlanta Falcons: Logan Ryan, CB, Rutgers

Ryan won’t wow you, but he will cover your receiver. He’s not amazingly fast, but he’s a physical corner who works hard to gain body position and make a play on the ball. He’s a willing tackler who will help in run support. Over the last two seasons he’s defended 38 passes and has 7 interceptions. McClain and Samuel are good corners, but losing Brent Grimes hurt this secondary. The cornerbacks need to play with more physicality, and Ryan definitely brings that to the table. Round 1 pick: Cornellius Carradine

61. San Francisco 49ers: Margus Hunt, DE, SMU

Justin Smith is an integral part in the 49ers 34 alignment. When he’s on and able to push the pocket, the defense works that much better. The 49ers could use another athletic DE to either compliment Smith on the opposite side of the 3 man front or to spell Smith. Hunt is an athletic freak, but his lack of big time competition, lack of football experience, and his disappearance during the senior bowl against college all stars cause him to slide. Standing at 6’8 weighing 277 lbs running a 4.53 40 and benching 225 lbs. 38 times…that will get you noticed and he does get noticed going to a contender at the end of the 2nd round. Round 1 pick: Sylvester Williams; Previous Round 2 pick: Zach Ertz

62. Baltimore Ravens: Jamie Collins, OLB, Southern Miss

Elvis Dumervil was a huge sign for the Ravens. 2012 2nd round pick Courtney Upshaw is waiting in the wings. Things are looking good for the Baltimore pass rush right? Wrong. Elvis isn’t getting any younger and neither is Suggs. They lost Paul Kruger to division rival Cleveland and no one on the defense in 2012 had double digit sacks. The Ravens need a pass rusher and they get one of the top 34 OLBs in this year’s draft that not a whole lot of people know about. Jamie Collins comes in day one and competes for playing time and will be the pass rusher of the future for the Ravens. Round 1 pick: Kawaan Short


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  • LukeNSims

    You definitely cover the Jags’ needs well. I’m so glad this draft has more surprising elements than other drafts, it’s going to be different from most people’s mocks I think.

    • David

      Luke, thank you so much! I’m trying to be original. I wouldn’t mind seeing the Jags draft a pass rusher, but looking at our depth chart it’s so difficult to ignore the fact that right now we’re starting Alan Ball at one CB spot and I think Chris Prosinski at S and Cameron Bradfield (who has potential to be a decent game day swing tackle but isn’t a starter) at RT. Thank you for reading!

      • Jim Wade

        Being original is probably the worst mind set when doing a draft. Try being logical next time and you won’t overdraft Milliner.

        • LukeNSims

          I think, placing the emphasis on drafting by need, as Caldwell has stated, was a moe than fair extrapolation. Is Milliner worth the #2 overall pick? Compared to some other picks, perhaps not. Is filling the major need of a starting cornerback worth the #2 overall pick to the Jaguars? Absolutely.

  • Terry O’Brien

    The title is correct. The draft was enjoyable. The accuracy is within bounds of reason. A three round draft is hard to construct. You did a great job on this.

    • David

      Thank you, Terry. You don’t know it, but you’ve really taught me a lot over the last year about drafting. Means a lot. Happy you enjoyed it!

  • G3N0BR0WN

    Very solid mock draft. It would be nice if we could trade back once in the first and once in the second and still get Milliner, Elam and Armstead

    • LukeNSims

      We probably could still land them if we traded back…now, can we?

      • flgatorsandjags

        If we trade back to get Milliner, he wont get past the Browns and I dont see nobody in the top 6 trading up. Our trade partners I see are possibly Ari. Buff. N.Y. S.D. or Mia.

      • G3N0BR0WN

        Oh its completely possible. Maybe pick up Darius Slay with one of the extra picks. Hes going to be a steal in this draft

  • JPV

    Hey — what happened to the Rams and the Vikings in round3?

    • David

      Ugh! You’re right! That’s what happens when trying to work from memory! I will repost!

    • David

      JPV-my sincerest apologies, and thank you for noticing! I have the Rams picking OG Justin Pugh in the 3rd. As solid as Harvey Dahl is and as great is the promise of young offensive lineman Shelley Smith is, picking Pugh in the 3rd round represented the best value pick. Dahl is 31 and will soon need a replacement. Getting Pugh right here allows the team to groom him into an eventual starter on the Rams offensive line. I have the Vikings selecting QB Matt Scott in the 3rd round. Ponder needs some competition and just as important, the Vikings need a QB who can provide better play than Joe Webb. Scott is a fast riser and who knows? Maybe he could eventually push Ponder for a starting job in the upcoming years.

  • flgatorsandjags

    Best mock yet, if we get a RT in free agency I would like to see Jonathan Franklin or Brandon Williams

  • flgatorsandjags

    Best mock yet, If we get a RT in free agency I like Jonathan Franklin or Brandon Williams in the 3rd

    • David

      Either one of those guys in the 3rd would be awesome. Great insight! I especially like Franklin.

  • Jim Wade

    Easily the worst mock draft I have seen yet. Milliner is barely worth a top 10 pick. Most overrated player in the draft. Wouldn’t have gone in the top 20 in the last two drafts.

    • David

      Well thanks for reading anyways, Jim! I’m happy you disagree with it, and I hope that you were entertained at the very least!

    • Terry O’Brien

      Jim, I think you have mistaken this site for the Jaguars message board. They are having a “know it all” convention and are expecting you!

  • Ron

    I dont agree if EJ manuel is available in the 3rd round and you dont take him that would be a big mistake in my opinion, we need a quarterback for the future , he has tremendous potential, dont blow another draft jags!!

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