2013 NFL Mock Draft: Post-Combine Projections

63. Kansas City Chiefs: Bacarri Rambo, FS, Georgia

The Kansas City Chiefs should be in the market for a playmaker at free safety to start next to Eric Berry in the back end of their secondary. They could get that from Georgia’s Bacarri Rambo, an athletic and physical safety who can be an upgrade in coverage and has good ball skills.

64. Jacksonville Jaguars: David Amerson, CB, North Carolina State

Gus Bradley’s defense with the Seattle Seahawks thrived on having big cornerbacks. The Jaguars could take a shot on a player in that mold with North Carolina State’s David Amerson in Round 3, who dropped this year due to a poor junior season but has star potential.

65. Detroit Lions: William Gholston, DE, Michigan State

Given that the Lions already released Kyle Vanden Bosch, are likely to lose Cliff Avril as an unrestricted free agent and Lawrence Jackson is also a free agent, the Lions should be looking to draft multiple defensive ends early on draft weekend.

Michigan State’s William Gholston, a big, strong defensive lineman with good athleticism for his size, is among the best players available.

66. Oakland Raiders: Tyler Bray, QB, Tennessee

It is unclear whether the Raiders will turn to Carson Palmer or Terrelle Pryor as their starting quarterback for 2013, but they should strongly consider adding another quarterback in this year’s draft as a potential long-term franchise option. Tennessee’s Tyler Bray has intriguing physical tools and big upside, and is well worth taking a chance on in Round 3.

67. Philadelphia Eagles: B.W. Webb, CB, William and Mary

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie is an unrestricted free agent, and Nnamdi Asomugha could be released after a disappointing 2012 season. The Eagles need to upgrade at cornerback, and a great addition would be physical, athletic small-school standout B.W. Webb.

68. Cleveland Browns: Tony Jefferson, FS, Oklahoma

Tony Jefferson is a skilled free safety and solid third-round choice who could improve the Browns’ secondary as an upgrade over Usama Young at free-safety.

69. Arizona Cardinals: Travis Frederick, G/C, Wisconsin

Having already drafted an offensive tackle, the Cardinals also need to upgrade their interior line. Wisconsin’s Travis Frederick is a big, powerful interior lineman who would be a solid choice in Round 3 with the potential to start at either right guard or center, both positions where the Cardinals should be in the market for upgrades.

70. Tennessee Titans: Phillip Thomas, S, Fresno State

The Tennessee Titans really need to upgrade at safety, and should take advantage of a deep talent pool at the position in the 2013 draft class. Fresno State’s Phillip Thomas is a big, athletic safety with great ball skills, and could be a fit as a starter at either free or strong safety.

71. Buffalo Bills: Cobi Hamilton, WR, Arkansas

The Buffalo Bills can address their need for a wide receiver while also keeping a prolific collegiate passing tandem alive, drafting Cobi Hamilton one round after selecting Tyler Wilson.

72. New York Jets: D.J. Swearinger, FS, South Carolina

Both of the New York Jets’ starting safeties are unrestricted free agents who were brought in last season as short-term options. The Jets need to find a young playmaker at the position, and could get that in athletic, hard-hitting South Carolina free safety D.J. Swearinger.

73. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Leon McFadden, CB, San Diego State

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers should be looking to add multiple defensive backs in the early rounds, and could get a potential steal in instinctive, physical Leon McFadden, who projects well as a nickel back.

74. San Francisco 49ers (from Carolina Panthers): Brandon Williams, NT, Missouri Southern State

The San Francisco 49ers could make their great defensive front seven even better by adding a true anchor nose tackle for the middle of their defensive front. Brandon Williams is an intriguing small-school prospect with big potential. He is a massive and powerful nose with good quickness for his size.

75. New Orleans Saints: Nickell Robey, CB, USC

The Saints have a major need to upgrade at the cornerback position. USC’s Nickell Robey is a very small cornerback, but he is athletic, fluid and plays with physicality even against receivers much bigger than him, making him a solid choice in Round 3.

76. San Diego Chargers: Johnathan Franklin, RB, UCLA

The Chargers have one very talented running back in Ryan Mathews, but he has trouble staying healthy year in and year out. The Chargers should look for a speed back who can spell and rotate in with Mathews in a two-back system, and the best fit among available running backs is UCLA’s Johnathan Franklin.

77. Miami Dolphins: Chris Faulk, OT, LSU

Facing the possibility of losing former No. 1 overall pick Jake Long as an unrestricted free agent, the Miami Dolphins may be in need of a new starting offensive tackle next season. LSU’s Chris Faulk was a potential first-round pick before a season-ending knee injury in September, but is a potential starting offensive tackle on either side of the line if he returns to full health.

78. St. Louis Rams: Terron Armstead, OT, Arkansas-Pine Bluff

Terron Armstead may not be an immediate fix at offensive tackle for the Rams, but could be a high-reward investment. An athlete who possesses a rare combination of size, length, strength and athletic ability, Armstead is raw but could develop into a very good NFL left tackle as he makes the transition from dominating FCS competition to playing professionally.


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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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