2013 NFL Mock Draft: How Senior Bowl Is Affecting Draft Board

33. Jacksonville Jaguars: Matt Barkley, QB, USC

New Jacksonville Jaguars general manager David Caldwell has already stated that Tim Tebow won’t be the Jaguars’ next quarterback, but that doesn’t mean he will stand pat with Blaine Gabbert as the team’s signal-caller, either.

Matt Barkley was once projected to be the top pick in the first round, but after a rough senior year, he may instead up being the first pick of the following round. He is a talented quarterback who could end up being a steal if he falls into Round 2.

34. Kansas City Chiefs: Tyler Bray, QB, Tennessee (Jr.)

If the Chiefs don’t find a veteran quarterback this offseason or use the No. 1 overall pick on a signal-caller, they have little choice but to use their second-round pick on the best quarterback available.

Tennessee’s Tyler Bray has as much physical upside as any quarterback in the draft class. He would not be an instant fix at the position, but is the best bet among available quarterbacks to fill their need under center.

35. Philadelphia Eagles: Larry Warford, G, Kentucky

Kentucky guard Larry Warford is a prospect on the rise with a strong showing at the Senior Bowl. The Eagles need to upgrade at right guard, and Warford is a massive, powerful guard who could fill the biggest hole on their offense.

36. Detroit Lions: Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State (Jr.)

The Detroit Lions have a very weak group of cornerbacks, and could potentially lose their best player at the position in unrestricted free agent Chris Houston. Xavier Rhodes is a big, physical and athletic defensive back who is the best available to fill the Lions’ biggest need.

37. Cincinnati Bengals (from Oakland Raiders): Arthur Brown, LB, Kansas State

The Cincinnati Bengals would be smart to replace unrestricted free-agent middle linebacker Rey Maualuga in their lineup. Kansas State’s Arthur Brown is a versatile, instinctive and athletic linebacker who can make plays all over the field.

Both Brown and returning starter Vontaze Burfict can play middle linebacker and outside linebacker, which would give the Bengals an interchangeable pair of talented young linebackers in their nickel package.

38. Arizona Cardinals: Mike Glennon, QB, North Carolina State

Unless the Arizona Cardinals find a veteran quarterback prior to the draft, using one of their first two picks on a signal-caller is a must. Mike Glennon isn’t close to being Bruce Arians’ new version of Ben Roethlisberger or Andrew Luck, but while he is not an immediate fix, he has promising physical tools and big upside.

Cleveland Browns Pick Forfeited in Supplemental Draft (WR Josh Gordon)

39. New York Jets: Dion Jordan, OLB/DE, Oregon

On the defensive side of the ball, the New York Jets’ greatest need is for a pass-rushing outside linebacker.

Oregon’s Dion Jordan is a raw boom-or-bust prospect, but he is an explosive player with elite measurables and huge upside. A defensive end at Oregon, his game is best suited to playing as a stand-up outside linebacker in a 3-4 defense like that of the Jets.

40. Tennessee Titans: Dallas Thomas, G/OT, Tennessee

The Tennessee Titans need to upgrade at guard, and could get a very solid in-state prospect in Dallas Thomas to fill that need. Thomas is a versatile offensive lineman who can also play offensive tackle, but is best suited to play inside at guard, a position for which he has good feet as a pass-blocker but is also strong and powerful.

41. Buffalo Bills: Khaseem Greene, OLB, Rutgers

Outside of a new quarterback, the Buffalo Bills’ greatest need is to add playmakers at linebacker. Khaseem Greene fits the bill. He is an athletic, instinctive outside linebacker who makes tackles all over the field, can force turnovers and would be a first-round pick if not for a lack of size.

42. Miami Dolphins: Terrance Williams, WR, Baylor

The Miami Dolphins selected Ryan Tannehill in last year’s draft as their franchise quarterback. In this year’s draft, they need to add playmakers for him at wide receiver.

There is a lot of value at wide receiver on the board at this point, but the best fit would be Baylor’s Terrance Williams. He has the speed and deep receiving ability to take advantage of Tannehill’s ability to throw the ball deep. He could become a go-to playmaker.

43. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Logan Ryan, CB, Rutgers (Jr.)

Having traded Aqib Talib midseason, and Eric Wright expected to be cut after only one season with the team, cornerback is the team’s biggest need. Rutgers’ Logan Ryan, an athletic and skilled cover corner with good ball skills, is the best cornerback available.

44. Carolina Panthers: Tavon Austin, WR/RB, West Virginia

West Virginia’s Tavon Austin is a dynamic quickness who would be a steal in the middle of Round 2. Austin can be a playmaker both out of the slot and the backfield with his great open-field quickness that makes defenders miss consistently.

New Orleans Saints Pick Forfeited Due to Bountygate

The New Orleans Saints lost their second-round pick as part of their punishment for operating a bounty system.

45. San Diego Chargers: Giovani Bernard, RB, North Carolina (R-So.)

Ryan Mathews is a talented running back, but staying healthy has been a serious problem for him in his first three NFL seasons. Two- or three-back systems are the way to go in today’s NFL, and the San Diego Chargers need a complementary back for Mathews.

A tremendous choice to pair with Mathews would be North Carolina’s Giovani Bernard, a fast and dynamic running back with great receiving ability out of the backfield.

46. St. Louis Rams: Matt Elam, SS, Florida (Jr.)

After overhauling at cornerback last offseason, the Rams need to do the same at safety this offseason.

Florida’s Matt Elam is a hard-hitting, athletic safety who can be a much-needed playmaker both in coverage and in the box in the back end of the Rams’ defense. He would be an upgrade over either Quintin Mikell or Craig Dahl at safety.

47. Dallas Cowboys: D.J. Fluker, OT, Alabama (Jr.)

The Dallas Cowboys had serious issues with the right side of their offensive line this past season, in large part due to the poor play of right tackle Doug Free.

Alabama’s D.J. Fluker is an athletic right tackle with outstanding length and great power, and could be an upgrade over Free, who simply hasn’t played up to his $32 million contract.

48. Pittsburgh Steelers: Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee (Jr.)

The Pittsburgh Steelers are likely to lose Mike Wallace as an unrestricted free agent, which would leave them seeking another deep threat at wide receiver to fill Wallace’s shoes and start opposite Antonio Brown.

Tennessee’s Cordarrelle Patterson is a quickly rising wide receiver prospect with huge upside. He has great size and athleticism, and like Wallace, he is a great downfield playmaker.


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24 Responses to “2013 NFL Mock Draft: How Senior Bowl Is Affecting Draft Board”

  1. Pam says:

    I can definitely see the Bengals taking a safety 1st pick. But no way will they wait past 2nd round for a RB. Its their biggest need period! The Bengals have a lot of cap space. 51 mill They can afford to sign some of their key players on D. These Mocks crack me up. No one does their homework o any team but their favorite. And its impossible to mock before FA.

  2. Dano S says:

    Here is my prediction for Pats.
    1 traded for a #2 and #4.
    2 traded for a # 3 and #5.
    2 Larry Warford G Kentucky
    3 Alex Okafor DE Texas
    3 Bennie Logan DT LSU
    4 Montee Ball RB Wisconsin
    5 Sean Porter OLB Texas A&M
    7 Adrian Bushell CB Louisville
    7 Alonzo Highsmith OLB Arkansas.

  3. JV says:

    I would take Elam all day over Vaccaro. Vaccaro missed a ton of tackles in 2012. I like the idea of the Pats upgrading the DL as well. Kyle Love and Deadrick are backups on any other team.

    Once again I think the Pats will do everything they can to trade out of the first (dont blame them) and try and pick up an additional 2nd rounder and 4th rounder.

  4. ernesto says:

    Vaccaro would be a nice pick but he will be gone. BB will probably want pick because the lack them in this years draft. Another pass rusher could be taken in the first to pair with chandler Jones

    • steve earle says:

      Agree Vacarro will go well before 29. Bill may look to inside DT before pass rush guy because lots of DT’s who can pressure up the middle and stop the runs in this draft. After top 20 most pass rushers are tweeners with questionable ability to set the edge on runs. If Bill can find one great but expect a DT.

  5. EccentricFan says:

    Interesting strategy for the Bills. Taking Nassib and starting him to excite fans and sell tickets while at the same time all but guaranteeing the Bills will be in a good position to draft his replacement next year.

    But seriously, I can’t imagine Buddy Nix sees Nassib as the best QB in the draft, especially with talk out of Mobile that he’s been disappointing and Glennon and Wilson have both looked much better. I try to stay hopeful every year, but if Nassib is taken at 8 and with every QB on the board still available, I’m giving up on the year before it’s even started and devoting my time to building a fan movement to fire Buddy Nix instead.

    Because even if he just let Marrone talk him into it, he’s still proven he’s completely incompetent.

    • BillsDraft says:

      Glennon has not looked ‘much better’ than Nassib. Glennon is thin, awkward, has very little mobility, has terrible footwork, locks in on one receiver, throws the ball into coverage when pressured, and is not really that accurate. The only thing, the ONLY thing, he has been doing better than the others at the Senior Bowl practices is throwing the ball deep and all the amateur ‘scouts’ there (otherwise known as blog writers who managed to get a press pass) are oohing and ahhing over that and are hyping him up. Glennon will be a bust in the NFL.

      I think Wilson is slightly better than Nassib but there isn’t really a lot of difference between them and Nassib already knows the offense. I think they both will be solid, but not spectacular NFL QBs and either of them would be a good choice for the Bills at #8.

    • JV says:

      My buddy is a season ticket holder for the Bills and trust me Nassib will not excite their fans.

  6. Hunter says:

    Looks good, but from everything I’ve heard Poyer is this year’s Stephon Gilmore, and will be off the board way before 62. I agree with Russell, I’d love to see Poyer at the Pats. If both Talib and Arrington (I’m praying for this) leave then the Pats are down to 1 solid CB, with Dowling as the wildcard. I’d like to see them go out and get Tracy Porter and figure out what the long-term plan with McCourty is. I can’t see them leaving him at safety if they have Wilson, Gregory, and draft Vaccaro in the first.

    • Russell Easterbrooks says:

      I think Arrington is gone, but the Pats put the “tag” on Talib and see what he can do after a full year. I like Vaccaro but feel he is gone at Pats 1st pick. If the Pats trade back with a mid-round team for an early 2nd and 4th pick, 7th pick,they would have a better chance at CB Poyer, and look for another S/CB like D.J. Swearinger, at #62 , or a guy I like DaVonte Holloman S/LB in the 4th.

      • steve earle says:

        Right, no way Vacarro comes down to 29 but there are still several 1st rd talent there for us like Rhodes, Datone Jones, Chris Faulk. Trading down and hoping some talent will be there isn’t worth the risk although it may be just what BB will do but I hope not.

        • Russell Easterbrooks says:

          I agree no-way Vaccaro is on the Board at 29. IF the Pats trade QB Ryan Mallett, for a 3d and a 4th pick, Bill may not trade back IF he sees a guy he wants. I think Datone Jones moves up to top 20 first round. Not sold on Rhodes, do like CB Jordan Poyer, a VERY high IQ player, good size at 6 190, runs a 4.49 40. The 2nd round is to late for Poyer, so maybe him.
          The Pats scouted #4 of South Carolina’s games this year. Were they watching; D.J.Swearinger S/CB, or DeVonte Holloman S/LB ???? I like Holloman, 6’2″ 234 runs a 4.62 40

        • steve earle says:

          Datone Jones withdrew from Sr. Bowl with shoulder injury, question of surgery. Can never be sure but usually this would drop a prospect out of the 1st rd. unless he’s a big name. I think jones will go mid 2nd.

    • steve earle says:

      I don’t see Downing as anything except down the road certenly not a wild card. He couldn’t stay on the field in collage and it’s worse for him in the NFL. On McCourty, he’s a decent safty but a poor corner so he’s a safty or nothing. So what’s wrong with Talib? He and Dennard did a good job when they got to play. Better to draft Rhodes and have three good cb’s on hand, oh and keep Arrington as inexpensive insurance. Heck Bill could still go after Porter because you can bet someone will go on the ir list at some point and depth at a critical position is a good thing.

  7. Russell Easterbrooks says:

    Fairly good Mock, tho the Pats would take Dante Jones DE/T over Logan. With the signing of DE/T Armstead. If Talib leaves, (I think they put the Tag on him) I would Take , CB Jordon Poyer #2, and I like Simon at #3.
    Tho I feel very sure Bill trades back out of the first, which will change things depending on the aquirred picks.

    • Jim R says:

      Yep, trading down and out.

    • steve earle says:

      I don’t understand your take on Armstead Russell, he was undrafted last year, had to play in the CFL, as far as I see he is camp fodder. What do you see that I don’t?

      • Russell Easterbrooks says:

        He has a year in the CFL, and was not drafted because of medical issues. I think he will be on the roster next year. Scott, Cunningham, Forston are gone. Armstead, Pryor, DE/LB Simon (draft pick) make the team.

      • Russell Easterbrooks says:

        The Tape on Armstead in CFL looks solid,run stopper, Avg. Pass rusher, high motor ,works hard, keeps blocker away from his body with strong hands.Holds up Double teams fair, does not spilt them .
        Whats not to like about Simon, if you watch the tape you will see Rob Ninkoich, only stronger at the point of attack and better in the run game . Most Scouts see him as to small at 6’11/2″ for DE, which I agree, (thats why the 3d round most likely) but I think he plays just like Ninkoich. With some work needed on his coverage in drops. Also has entangables that Bill will like.

  8. Jagsman says:

    man the 1st 2 rounds are brutal.

    Bradleys bringing the seahawks style 4-3 over to us which makes the Leo Position a Big Need and Jarvis Jones isnt good at that and isnt an improvement over allen. id go with moore or Star to upgrade that DLINE.

    as for the 2nd round pick i could understand barkley but i have to think Rhodes is the Perfect corner for Bradleys scheme and given that our 2 starting cbs are fas as well as middleton as well as ross Possibley being cut makes CB a Higher need as wellas the great fit with Rhodes.

    i do like that 3rd round pick in shorts. fills a need and imo would be a good steal there.

    in the 4th i would go with another CB or Brandon Williams.

    • biju says:

      Bradley is going to run a 4-3 there for sure, but I’m not certain that he’ll bring the exact same plan over to Jacksonville. I could be wrong, but I always thought that the LEO role was more Pete Carroll and also a scheme fit to take advantage of Red Bryant and his agility as a huge man.

      I would think with the Jags personnel he would run a more traditional 4-3 over, but then again I’m not as in-tune with your roster. And maybe I missed him already discussing how he’s going to run it. I just think this was scheming due to situation instead of situating to fit scheme.

      Good luck next year–we’re bummed Bradley is gone but I think he’s going to be a great head coach. If not, feel free to send him back…

  9. Phil says:

    Why is no one talking about Sio Moore? A coverage linebacker that can really play. I would take him over Simon.

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