NFL Mock Draft 2013: Matthew Jones
17. Pittsburgh Steelers – DT Jesse Williams, Alabama
A versatile two-gap defensive lineman such as Williams would provide Pittsburgh with an alternative to Ziggy Hood, who looks like a bust.
18. Dallas Cowboys – OG Barrett Jones, Alabama
Dallas needs to overhaul their line with a right guard to replace Mackenzy Bernadeau, who allowed seven sacks this season.
19. New York Giants – DE Ezekiel Ansah, Brigham Young
Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell would love to replace Justin Tuck with a physical freak such as Ezekiel “Ziggy” Ansah.
20. Chicago Bears – OT Eric Fisher, Central Michigan
The Bears were evidently not satisfied with their offensive production this year; finding a left tackle should be a priority.
21. Cincinnati Bengals – DE Alex Okafor, Texas
Carlos Dunlap is a legitimate pass rusher, but Cincinnati lacks a bookend opposite him; Okafor had 12.5 sacks last season.
22. St. Louis Rams (from Redskins) – FS Eric Reid, Louisiana St.*
Starting free safety Craig Dahl was ineffective this season; the Rams need to upgrade opposite strong safety Quintin Mikell.
23. Minnesota Vikings – WR Robert Woods, Southern California*
Percy Harvin is a stud, but Minnesota has yet to replace Sidney Rice’s production at wide receiver; Woods would offer an improvement.
24. Indianapolis Colts – OG Jonathan Cooper, North Carolina
Indianapolis’ top priority this offseason should be finding linemen to protect Andrew Luck; Cooper replaces right guard Mike McGlynn.
25. Baltimore Ravens – DE Dion Jordan, Oregon
A versatile pass-rushing option such as Jordan would dramatically improve the effectiveness of Baltimore’s defensive fronts.
26. Seattle Seahawks – WR Tavon Austin, West Virginia
Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell previously coached Percy Harvin in Minnesota; Austin would be very appealing.
27. Green Bay Packers – TE Tyler Eifert, Notre Dame*
Tight end Jermichael Finley appears unlikely to receive his roster bonus this offseason; Eifert would offer an improvement.
28. Houston Texans – WR Cordarrelle Patterson, Tennessee*
Drafting a dangerous complimentary receiver such as Patterson may extend Andre Johnson’s career by a few more seasons.
29. San Francisco 49ers – CB Xavier Rhodes, Florida St.*
Carlos Rogers hasn’t played up to his usual standard this season; a physical zone cornerback such as Rhodes would fit well.
30. New England Patriots – DT Sharrif Floyd, Florida*
Kyle Love has been a pleasant surprise since joining New England as an undrafted free agent, but a more disruptive player would be preferable.
31. Atlanta Falcons – TE Zach Ertz, Stanford*
Tony Gonzalez appears ageless but it may be time for Atlanta to start thinking about finding a long-term replacement at tight end.
32. Denver Broncos – LB Alec Ogletree, Georgia*
The combination of Keith Brooking and Joe Mays left a lot to be desired at middle linebacker for the Broncos this season; Ogletree is incredibly athletic.