2013 NFL Mock Draft: Post-Combine Projections

33. Jacksonville Jaguars: Matt Barkley, QB, USC

Jaguars general manager David Caldwell told NFL.com at the combine that the Jaguars will have a “wide-open competition” at quarterback, but as of now, they don’t have much on the roster to compete with Blaine Gabbert. The Jaguars could change that by drafting USC’s Matt Barkley at the top of Round 2.

Barkley’s stock has slipped somewhat after a disappointing senior season, but he would be a great choice to begin the draft’s second day.

Reported Trade: The San Francisco 49ers will receive the No. 34 pick and a conditional 2014 draft pick from the Kansas City Chiefs for quarterback Alex Smith.

34. San Francisco 49ers (from Kansas City Chiefs): Datone Jones, DE, UCLA

The San Francisco 49ers should be in the market for defensive line depth and a potential long-term replacement at defensive end for Justin Smith. Datone Jones, an explosive interior pass-rusher built very well to play 5-technique defensive end, would be a great choice early in Round 2.

35. Philadelphia Eagles: Margus Hunt, DE, SMU

Having recently released both Cullen Jenkins and Mike Patterson, the Philadelphia Eagles need to add players who can play 5-technique defensive end in their new 3-4 defensive scheme.

SMU’s Margus Hunt is an inconsistent player who needs to become a better all-around player, but with a terrific combination of size, height and athleticism, he has star potential especially as a 3-4 end.

36. Detroit Lions: Damontre Moore, DE, Texas A&M

Following a very disappointing combine in which he suffered a hamstring injury, one player who looks primed for a potential fall in this year’s draft is Texas A&M defensive end Damontre Moore. That said, the Lions should run to the podium with this selection if he falls all the way into Round 2.

Moore’s skill as it translates to the next level may not match up with his breakout year of production in his junior season at A&M, but he projects to at least be a solid starting defensive end. For a team in need of a defensive end with Cliff Avril and Lawrence Jackson both unrestricted free agents, Moore would be a perfect second-round pick.

37. Cincinnati Bengals (from Oakland Raiders): Johnathan Cyprien, SS, Florida International

Florida International strong safety Johnathan Cyprien is shooting up draft boards, which could entice the Bengals to pounce on him early in Round 2. Cyprien is a big safety who hits hard and is a rangy playmaker, and is a potential fix to fill the team’s major need at the position.

38. Arizona Cardinals: Ryan Nassib, QB, Syracuse

The Arizona Cardinals desperately need to upgrade at quarterback, and head coach Bruce Arians will be looking for a quarterback with a big arm and some athletic ability.

Syracuse’s Ryan Nassib isn’t quite Ben Roethlisberger or Andrew Luck, but he has some similar traits in his game and could potentially develop into a very good starter at the next level.

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

39. New York Jets: Corey Lemonier, OLB, Auburn

The New York Jets’ greatest need on the defensive side of the ball is to add a pass-rushing outside linebacker. Auburn’s Corey Lemonier could be a good fit for the Jets’ 3-4 defense as a second-round pick.

Lemonier is an athletic pass-rusher who can explode off the edge, something the Jets currently do not have at the position. He needs to become a stronger run defender, but he has the physical ability and upside to warrant a second-round selection.

40. Tennessee Titans: Larry Warford, G, Kentucky

If the Titans pass upon Chance Warmack in Round 1, they would be smart to come back and get Larry Warford in Round 2 if he is still available. The Titans need to upgrade their interior offensive line at guard, and could get a big, powerful blocker with surprisingly nimble feet by selecting Warford, who projects as an immediate upgrade at right guard.

41. Buffalo Bills: Tyler Wilson, QB, Arkansas

The Buffalo Bills have said they will have an “open competition” at quarterback, and that competition will almost certainly include an early selection in this year’s draft. Tyler Wilson is great value outside of the top 40, and fits what the Bills should be looking for, a skilled pocket passer who can drive the ball downfield.

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.

Baylor’s Terrance Williams would be a great choice to fill that need. Williams is a big vertical receiver who can be the deep threat they currently lack in their passing game, while he is also a reliable target at the intermediate level. He is good value as a Round 2 selection.

43. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Mike Glennon, QB, North Carolina State

Josh Freeman is entering the final year of his contract, and is coming off back-to-back seasons of underwhelming quarterback play. This year’s draft would be a good time for the Buccaneers to draft a developmental quarterback and potential successor if they do not re-sign Freeman in 2014.

North Carolina State’s Mike Glennon would be a perfect choice for that role. A tall, strong-armed quarterback who shows the ability to make any throw on the field, Glennon has as much upside as any quarterback in this year’s draft, but needs to become much less mistake-prone to succeed at the next level.

44. Carolina Panthers: Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington

The Charlotte Observer reported that the Panthers’ best cornerback, Chris Gamble, is a potential cap casualty this offseason, which would be releasing the team’s best player among an otherwise weak group at the position. Even if Gamble is retained, the Panthers would still need to add talent at cornerback, and Washington’s Desmond Trufant who could end up being very good value in the middle of Round 2.

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: Logan Ryan, CB, Rutgers

Quentin Jammer and Antoine Cason are both unrestricted free agents, which should have the Chargers in line to make upgrades at cornerback. Rutgers’ Logan Ryan is the best cornerback available in the middle of Round 2, a skilled cover corner who should make a solid starter at the next level.

46. St. Louis Rams: Matt Elam, SS, Florida

The Rams need upgrades at safety, and have a chance to add a hard-hitting, athletic playmaker to the back end of their defense in Florida’s Matt Elam. While Elam is not a great cover safety, he can add intensity and aggressiveness to the back end of the Rams’ defense, and can make plays with good ball skills.

47. Dallas Cowboys: Barrett Jones, OL, Alabama

The Dallas Cowboys have multiple need positions on their offensive line, so they would be smart to get good value on a versatile offensive lineman in Alabama’s Barrett Jones in the middle of Round 2. Jones has experience at every spot on the offensive line, but would be best suited to play center or right guard, where he could be an immediate upgrade and solid starter right away at either position for the Cowboys.


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27 Responses to “2013 NFL Mock Draft: Post-Combine Projections”

  1. steve earle says:

    I really liked this mock better then the past few. At least it recognises our needs. If not Rhodes or Trufant at 29 maybe Cypren? Logan I’d like better as a 3rd pick then 2nd. I think the talent level will be solid through the 3rd round and into the 4th so Bill should be able to really fill some needs. Having no idea what BB is planning I’d hope for a draft that looks like this:
    1#29 Xavior Rhodes cb/s
    2#59 Markus Wheaton wr
    3#91 Kwain Gathers DT
    Yes I know, it’s just like my others. At least I’m consistant.

  2. cc says:

    I’d like to see them snag Terron Armstead OT out of Arkansas-Pine Bluff. Lots of speed and upside.
    He’s projected like a Joe Staley of the 49ers & with Dante Scar coaching him up, he should help solidify our O-line whoh’s and needs & give us maneuverability in our line.
    Vollmer is roughed up, Thomas &
    McDonald are not what we need in the wings. Cannon can stick mainly at Gaurd.

  3. Richardson at #1 would be interesting, but I still believe KC has to build it OL with a new QB. Most mocks at first-pick.com have Joeckel or Floyd going into the #1 slot, with the occasional trade. Another player to watch is obviously Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah. Projected first overall by some mocks we’ll have to see just what the cardiologist examinations show and what it may mean for his NFL future.

  4. joeisme says:

    The Packers’ gm has said even if they release Finley they will look in house for a TE since they like Williams and Crabtree a lot. There is no way they draft a TE in the first round since they have such pressing needs in so many other spots; 3-4 DE/ILB/LT/SS.

  5. JV says:

    Please stop mocking CBs to the Pats in the first rd….it make me throw up in mouth every time I see it. Bottom line…Bill sucks at drafting players in the secondary.

    • D.S.T. says:

      if you don’t try, you can’t succeed. LOL. His record drafting secondary is NO WORSE THAN ANY OTHER TEAM OVER THE PAST 10 YEARS.

    • steve earle says:

      Get a bucket man and let it all out. The problem with Bill db drafting is he kept trading down for “VALUE PICKS”. Downing had injury history from high school. What’s needed is a high ranking talent without issues who can actuall play a few seasons without being on ir. This year there is a bunch of them. We’ve seen that mid rd and fa’s arn’t doing it but no reason to pretend not drafting them will fix the problem.

  6. AM says:

    It would be absolutely stunning if Keenan Allen were to be available at the bottom of the second round–if he even falls as far as #29, the Patriots should jump on him, much less #59.

  7. John says:

    Did this site put in adds? Damn it.

  8. EccentricFan says:

    I know Jarvis Jones is incredibly talented, but even without his medical concerns, it would be hard for the Bills to pass up the top QB in the draft falling right into their laps.

    With the medical concerns, I think it’s no contest between the two. Geno has to be the choice, and having the Jets right behind the Bills ready to scoop him up would only make the decision to pass on him all the more painful.

  9. Russell Easterbrooks says:

    I don’t see any way BB passes on OG/C Barrett Jones if he is on the board when we use our 1st pick. In the years to come Jones is very likely an all-pro at OG, And even tho we need other positions filled, I can’t see BB passing on Jones.
    So with this MOCK in mind I would go;
    #29 OG/C Barrett Jones
    #59 DT Brandon Williams
    #91 CB Robert Alford or CB Darius Slay

    BB will trade at some point for extra picks, then look for;

    WR Ryan Swope or WR Conner Vernon
    and /or
    SS Cooper Taylor, or SS Kenny Tate

    • JV says:

      Barret Jones to the Pats would mean an immediate upgrade at RG.

      • cc says:

        The better upgrade CLEARLY is getting an OT. *example of Terron Armstead out of Arkansas-Pine Bluff.
        Then just integrate Marcus Cannon taking over Guard duties on the regular.
        Cannon should be around 4 a while. … Sebastion Vollmer is respectfully on injured/borrowed time.
        Trade/dump Thomas and McDonald.

    • steve earle says:

      Russell, with all due respect I just can’t see taking Barrett Jones at 29. Yes he’s probably the best center/ guard prospect this year but jeeze Bill has to fix the def 1st. That means cb/s and DT. Plus more then a center we need an outside wr for the off. Sometimes you just have to bite the bullet and fix whats broken and if it’s not broken don’t fix it.

  10. Matt says:

    First off the biggest need for the Lions is not CB but Safety. Second although Milner proved he has speed at the combine he also proved to have tight hips and average ball skills. Even if you go back to his tape he didn’t have a lot of interceptions I believe 2 for the year. He is not a top 5 player to me that would be someone like a Patrick Peterson dynamic CB and returner. The Lions will go with either Fisher or Joeckel or Ansah, or Mingo or Warmack in the first and the Elam or Slay (CB) or the best safety available. OLB is not a priority as they have drafted several in the last two years still on the roster and they can pick one up later in the draft. In the third round look for them to take the best OG available the Kid from Wisconson had a disappointing combine but is still a tremendous ball player. If Montgomery the DE from LSU falls to them in the third they could take him. They will not take multiple DE’s in this draft. Their is talk of them trading up into the second round and taking the slot receiver from West Virginia, but I think that will depend on how much it would take and if they sign Reggie Bush.

    • Dan says:

      wow, amen to that man. Finally someone sees Milliner not being able to turn and run. even though his 40 was great, his 20 yard shuffle was terrible. those pick would be a lot better than Milliner maybe Dion Jordan too after his combine

    • Ken says:

      I could not have said it better than you just did. The Lions drafted several CB’s last year. Injuries kept them off the field. Time to see what you have got with them. Look for:

      Round 1) Fisher or Ansah, (Although a strong case can be made for Warmack)

      Round 2) Top rated safety

      Round 3) Frederick, the C from WI or next best Center or interior offensive lineman on the board.

      Anything much different than this, and Lions management heads will roll at seasons end.

  11. Hunter says:

    Everything I’ve heard has Rhodes not getting very far out of the top 10. There is no way he’s there when Pats draft. Trufant would be nice there though. The best part of these mocks is that it shows me that good prospects will still be around in round 3. Also, if we pass up on Chase Thomas for a WR that quit on the team I will be furious.

  12. floridated says:

    Pats will trade first round pick. Mallett will be traded also leaving the Pats with no back up qb.I Pts can’t trade first round pick her is another secenario BB always takes the player with the highest mark on his board who will be Barkley (qb) Ideal fit for Pats future right height, pocket passer,great stats until this year, tons of upside, 2 years under Brady and Pats system he will be ready to step right in and not miss a beat.

    • Jim R says:

      USC QB’s scare me. I think next years QB class has some real talent. at least 4 first round picks. You have Kafka as a backup if mallett is traded. Maybe Cassell gets cut and you bring him back for a couple of years. This might not be the year to draft a QB.

    • Rockdog says:

      Got news for you. Brady will be playing long past 2 more years. Brady broke every other stereotype and he’s going to break another by playing another 5-6 years. Next starting QB for Pats is currently learning Albebra I as a High School freshman.

    • steve earle says:

      Well maybe! I get kind of a chuckle when someone says Bill will do this or won’t do that. Over the years we’ve all seen Bill do what Bill wants to, to the surprise and sometimes shock of the current wisdom Plus bet you a coffee and jelly donut he doesn’t take Barkley or any qb in the first 3 rounds. They just extended Brady meaning any qb this year would have his contract expire before Brady’s.

  13. DaveM says:

    Logan in the 2nd and Wilson in the 3rd. I thought Tavon Wilson was a reach last year, but these two are ridiculous.

  14. Joe Blake says:

    Banks at 13, no way…too high. Rhodes to Pats at 29: right on. No Slay in top 94 , & Trufant at 44: way low, they will go before Banks given combine numbers. Like Geathers or B. Williams ahead of Logan (did Logan really jump only 25″: he must be carrying the coins Saban gave to recruit him!). Wilson at #91? Like Swope better. (Did Wilson put up only 7 reps! And run >4.5…answer: yes). I wonder if the player assessment test results will ever be public. We draft pundits could use that info. To help rank the players.

    • steve earle says:

      Okay Joe, sure hopy your right about Rhodes but the guy ran two 4.41’s at the conbine. Unofficial but in with the top group. Righ on! with Gathers and Williams. Another guy I like is Joe Vallano from Mar’ld. 59 may be a little early for him but watching him on tapes he remindes me of Tedy Bruscci. Slightly undersized but looks to have the fire in his belly and always making plays. Russell Easterbrooks alearted me to him awhile back.
      Did they have pockest for coins in those tights? lol!

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