Posts Tagged ‘Mock Drafts’

2013 NFL Mock Draft: Dan Hope’s Final Projections

Monday, April 22nd, 2013
Geno Smith Scouting Report

While many mock drafts have Geno Smith falling down the draft board, he is projected to go No. 2 overall here. (USA Today Sports Images)

NEPD Staff Writer: Dan Hope

Final Update: 4/24, 11:30 p.m. ET

The day of the 2013 NFL Draft is finally here, when all the speculation will come to an end in a draft that is sure to be full of reaches, steals and surprise picks.

The actual draft is likely to destroy our mock drafts even more than usual this year. Less than 24 hours until the Kansas City Chiefs go on the clock, who they will select at the No. 1 overall pick remains uncertain, though Texas A&M left tackle Luke Joeckel and Central Michigan left tackle Eric Fisher appear to be the most likely choices.

As a result, you should be able to find a wide variety of mock drafts not only here on NEPatriotsDraft, but throughout the NFL Draft Sites Network and the World Wide Web. Here’s my own, unique take on how the first three rounds of the draft could, hypothetically, play out.

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2013 NFL Mock Draft: Tony Santorsa (4/20)

Saturday, April 20th, 2013
Geno Smith Scouting Report

Where Geno Smith goes is one of the many dominoes that will determine how the first round plays out. (USA Today Sports Images)

NEPD Staff Writer: Tony Santorsa

It’s hard to believe but the 2013 NFL Draft starts in just a week.

With that being said, we’re in the complete swing of things when it comes to draft talk, so let’s jump right into my latest mock draft.

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2013 NFL Mock Draft: Projecting How Potential Trades Could Shake Up The Draft

Saturday, April 13th, 2013
Dee Milliner CB Alabama

Dee Milliner is one of the players who a team could trade up for early in the 2013 NFL draft. (Photo: US Presswire)

NEPD Staff Writer: Dan Hope

Less than two weeks until the 2013 NFL draft, we are in an unusual situation: the draft board has not gotten a whole lot clearer than it was a few weeks ago. That said, speculation is running more rampant than ever.

In this mock draft, I continued to look at how recent trades and free-agent signings have affected teams’ draft strategies, while projecting four possible first-round trades that shook up the draft order.

The New England Patriots are among the teams in a different situation in this mock draft. With the Patriots likely to be giving up their third-round draft pick for wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders, they would address their position of greatest need but also lose a valuable selection, leaving them without any picks in Rounds 3-6. With just two picks in the 2013 NFL draft before Round 7, the Patriots are among the teams who could make a deal before making any picks at all.

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2013 NFL Draft: New Projections after Free Agency’s First Waves

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013
Johnthan Banks 2013 NFL Draft

Johnthan Banks could be the next addition to the New England Patriots’ secondary.

NEPD Staff Writer: Dan Hope

Updated 3/27

The 2013 NFL Draft is officially less than a month away, and more than two weeks into NFL free agency, the pace of signings has slowed down considerably even though they are still some very significant veteran players available on the market.

The complexion of the draft’s picture, however, has continued to change as the draft becomes closer into sight. Notably, a fantastic pro day for Utah defensive lineman Star Lotulelei, and a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter that the Kansas City Chiefs are seeking a trade for left tackle Branden Albert, make it appear as though the No. 1 pick debate is back to where it was a few weeks ago: between Lotulelei and Texas A&M left tackle Luke Joeckel.

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2013 NFL Mock Draft: Free Agency Shake-Up

Sunday, March 24th, 2013
Markus Wheaton 2013 NFL Draft

Markus Wheaton could be what the Patriots need at receiver. Where could they draft him? (USA Today Sports Images)

NEPD Editor: James Christensen

2013 NFL Mock Draft: Updated April 8th

NFL Rosters have undergone a transformation these past couple of weeks, as the free agency market has made teams adjust to new-found holes on their teams.

How will this affect the 2013 NFL Draft? Take a look at my latest 2013 NFL Mock Draft and find out.

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2013 NFL Mock Draft: Updated Projections As Free Agency Shifts Draft Strategies

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

Geno Smith’s draft projection is on the rise following West Virginia’s pro day.

NEPD Staff Writer: Dan Hope

Updated 3/21

For those of us who take the task of producing mock drafts throughout the year, the free-agency period is a game-changer. Just a week into free agency, many previous mock draft projections have had to be completely scrapped, as teams’ projected draft strategies have changed with free agents changing hands from old to new teams.

In addition to free agency changing the personnel needs of each teams, some prospects’ draft stocks are also rising and falling with their pro day performances.

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2013 NFL Mock Draft: Post-Combine Projections

Thursday, February 28th, 2013
Sheldon Richardson NFL Draft

Sheldon Richardson has moved way up the board to the No. 1 overall spot in this week’s mock draft. (WeAreMizzou.com)

NEPD Staff Writer: Dan Hope

Updated March 1st

The draft picture looks a whole lot different after the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine than it did going in.

The projected No. 1 overall pick in last week’s mock draft, Utah defensive tackle Star Lotulelei, was red flagged at the combine for a heart condition, which caused him to drop from the top spot. Meanwhile, the potential for West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith to take the top spot also became very unlikely when reports came forward Wednesday that the Kansas City Chiefs are trading their second-round pick to the San Francisco 49ers for quarterback Alex Smith.

How did those events, as well as all the players who made a bigger name for themselves at the combine, affect the picture in this mock draft, now less than two months away from the 2013 NFL draft? Read through the following pages to find out.

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