2013 NFL Mock Draft: Senior Bowl Edition

2013 NFL Mock Draft

Patriots are Senior Bowl, not Super Bowl, bound. (USA Today Sports Images)

NEPD Editor: James Christensen

2013 NFL Mock Draft: Updated January 21st, 2013

With NEPD Editor Mike Loyko down in Mobile covering the Senior Bowlfollow him on twitter here – now is a great time to update our latest projection of where all the talented prospects at the Senior Bowl and other all-star games will end up.

1. Kansas City Chiefs
Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia (SCOUTING REPORT)
Smith has been my #1 prospect since before the season began. He has shown to me that he has the skills necessary to be a top 10 quarterback in the NFL. He can stand in the pocket under pressure, has phenomenal accuracy and enough arm strength to fit the ball into small windows. The Chiefs need a franchise QB – hopefully Andy Reid doesn’t complicate things and picks his guy, be it Geno or someone else.

2. Jacksonville Jaguars
Damontre Moore, DE/OLB, Texas A&M* (SCOUTING REPORT)
Moore is one of, if not the most dynamic pass-rusher in the 2013 NFL Draft class. If the Jaguars feel they are good at the quarterback and left tackle position, Moore should be the pick here.

3. Oakland Raiders
Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M* (SCOUTING REPORT)
Luke Joeckel is the #1 prospect in many people’s opinions, and for good reason – he is easily the best left tackle in this class. The Raiders, despite having Jared Veldheer already at LT, would be wise to choose the talented Aggie. Moving Veldheer to right tackle could be an option. Adding a defensive lineman like Sheldon Richardson or Star Lotulelei will also get heavy consideration here.

4. Philadelphia Eagles
Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama* (SCOUTING NOTES)
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Nnamdi Asomugha have been under-whelming to say the least. Chip Kelly might want to target the offensive side of the ball, but Milliner might be too good at corner to pass up.

5. Detroit Lions
Sheldon Richardson, DL, Missouri* (SCOUTING NOTES)
Missing out on Milliner has to hurt for the Lions, but there should be some good CB/S prospects still available in the 2nd and 3rd rounds. This spot might be a bit too rich for Johnthan Banks. If KVB retires, Richardson could step in on day one and wreak havoc.

6. Cleveland Browns
Adding Mingo to what could be a hybrid 3-4/4-3 defense is pretty exciting. He can rush standing up or with his hand on the ground – while his athleticism and flexibility is rare. He could help the Browns defense take the next step forward.

7. Arizona Cardinals
With new coach Bruce Arians in town, he might want to leave his mark with his very own young quarterback. Barkley is no Andrew Luck, in fact I have rated as a late first / early second round prospect, but he will excel in the controlled environment in Arizona with Larry Fitzgerald to throw to. The Cardinals will have to invest in some new offensive line pieces as well.

8. Buffalo Bills
Ryan Nassib, QB, Syracuse (SCOUTING REPORT)
Like Barkley, I don’t have Nassib as a top ten talent, but the QB position always seems to float to the top. Look for Nassib’s former coach at Syracuse and current Bills coach Doug Marrone to grab his star pupil and continue the process.

9. New York Jets
Tyler Wilson, QB, Arkansas (SCOUTING NOTES)
I know that Mark Sanchez is due something like $15 million next year whether he is released or not, but a new GM is going to want to move on within a year at least. Wilson has the arm and toughness to get the job done in the AFC East.

10. Tennessee Titans
Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State* (SCOUTING REPORT)
Werner might not be the flashiest defender in the 2013 NFL Draft class, but he might be the most balanced. He plays the run and the pass equally well and his “bust” chances are extremely low. Werner will be a nice pick anywhere in the top half of the first round.

11. San Diego Chargers
Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan (SCOUTING NOTES)
Outside of the draft community, Eric Fisher is a relative unknown. Through the draft process, you’ll see a lot of fans (and even more teams) become a big fan of this Chippewa.

12. Miami Dolphins
Cordarelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee (SCOUTING NOTES)
Patterson has the highest ceiling of all the receivers in this draft and is incredibly athletic. The Dolphins really have a huge need at the receiver position and I expect them to address it multiple times within the first 100 picks.

13. Tampa Bay Bucs
Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah (SCOUTING REPORT)
Lotulelei is a top ten talent that might fall a bit through the draft process and on account of his inconsistent motor. His ceiling is Haloti Ngata, which is pretty great company.

14. Carolina Panthers
DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson (SCOUTING NOTES)
“Nuke Hopkins” would be a great local pickup for Carolina and Cam Newton. He has great hands and a knack for separating at the top of his routes – he will continue to improve.

15. New Orleans Saints
Johnathon Hankins, DL, Ohio State* (SCOUTING NOTES)
Hankins moves very well for a big man, although I think he could play more physical than he does at times. There isn’t a huge need inside for New Orleans here, but Hankins presents a great value here.

16. St. Louis Rams
Chance Warmack, OL, Alabama* (SCOUTING NOTES)
Warmack is one of the top ten players in this draft that just happens to play a non-premium position: guard. Like David DeCastro and the Pouncey brothers, he’ll end up in the 10-25 range where some team will grab themselves a ten year Pro Bowl selection.


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26 Responses to “2013 NFL Mock Draft: Senior Bowl Edition”

  1. Dano S says:

    Here is what I would do for Pats offseason moves
    Pats free agents sign Vollmer,Edelman and Woodhead.
    NFL free agents Starks DT, Smith CB and Hartline WR
    all from Miami.
    Draft 1 BB takes chane on Manti Te’o
    2 Jawan Jamison RB Rutgers
    3 Blidi Wreh-Wilson CB Connecticut

  2. sid says:

    i want terrance williams in the draft i also think that marcus hunt will be available by the end of second round we also can take into acount if the patriots trade away ryan mallet they could get a late first rount pick to early second round pick so if they could get a pass rusher a widereceiver in the first 2 round we would be in perfect position to make another run at a super bowl

    • steve earle says:

      You’ll never see a high pick for Mallett at this point because he has shown nothing as yet to attract that kind of interest. As for Hunt it’s highly doubtful he would be around at the bottom of the second but it’s alright to want.

  3. BG23 says:

    Look for Arizona to pick either Chance Warmack or Eric Fisher at #7.

    The only wrench in that could be Jarvis Jones.

    They then would trade back into the late 1st if a QB they like is there.

    • russell easterbrooks says:

      OT Eric Fisher maybe the best T in the draft so Arizona takes him for sure! They could also trade with New England getting thier 1st pick (29) for the Cards 2nd pick (38) and thier 4th pick (100).

  4. harry b. says:

    The Bengals are picking Giovanni Bernard AND Montee Ball?

  5. clammy says:

    with their 2nd pick in the 2nd round, the Bengals would take Okefor, not a 2nd db this early. Also either Bernard or Ball, no way they take 2 RB’s in their first four picks

  6. Russell Easterbrooks says:

    I don’t see Sharrif Floyd being on the board when ever the Pats get thier 1st pick considering a trade. A guy who my be is Datone Jones, DE/DT at 6’4″ 280. This guys stock is moving up the draft board from a 4th rounder. Very strong guy,smart, high motor, and has played all over the D-Line.

  7. Jay says:

    Don’t see anyway possible that the Dolphins use their first two picks on WRs especially if they acquire one in FA(Jennings, Bowe, or Wallace). Patterson is a bit overrated to me and it’ll show at the combine in my opinion. It’ll probably go
    1. CB
    2. WR
    2a. DE
    3. OT
    3a. TE
    I do like Stedman Bailey in the 2nd though.

  8. 2.0 says:

    I certainly hope the Patriots don’t go this way. These selections are horrible. Aaron Dobson over all the other receivers in this draft? Micah Hyde over other dbs? Those are both Tavon Wilson-esque picks. Sadly that means they’re possible but hopefully not as neither of those guys are very good players.

  9. Nick says:

    SD also just spent a early round pick last year on a TE. Do you really think they’ll use another early pick on another TE? However they do need someone to play along side Weddle. If TJ McDonald is somehow there in the mid 3rd I think he’ll follow in his fathers footsteps to the Chargers. Weedle and McDonald would be a great pair

    1. Fisher
    2. Hunt
    3. McDonald
    4. Robey (back to back USC)
    5. Uzzi
    6. Honey Badger
    7. best RB available

  10. Nick says:

    Chargers take Blaine Gabbert 11 in the 2nd, hell no! I can see them taking a flyer on a QB later but Rivers is a top notch QB who needs to trust a line. Which is what the Chargers will build through the 1st few rounds. I just don’t get the hype on strong arm QB’s who can’t throw. He struggled terrible day one of senior bowl practice and I just don’t see a team with a proven QB (granted he is struggling) taking a risk QB pick so early. Let the Jags take him. SD goes defense in round 2 and I think Margus Hunt may be their man, Okafor or if Te’o really falls that far I think they grab him to pair with Butler

  11. McTash says:

    I know teams tgend to fall overly in love with QB’s butI think the chancesof that many going that high is beyond remote. I’m not sure any of them belong in top 0 never mind top ten. Perhaps not even in 1st rd at all.

  12. qazmlpgh says:

    I would like to see Belichick double up on WRs this draft like he’s done with TE and RB in recent drafts.

    • Russell Easterbrooks says:

      Bill may do that, he has a history of taking two players for a position. Tho I think he needs TWO CB’s late.

      • steve earle says:

        No, no cb early. Question of being able to keep Talib is real concern plus after he and Dennard position is very weak. Next priority would be d-line. WR’s are down the list unless BB is foolish enough to let Welker go.

  13. Matt says:

    The Lions are not going to reach for a DL who was unable to produce on a regular basis in the Big Ten against average OL. Nobody even has him in the first round let alone the top 5. Star will not be going later then the 6th pick in the draft and seeing how the Eagles DL is in shambles will go their. The Lions in your scenario will trade back and take Warmack, or stay and take Mingo or Warmack or Milner. But I don’t agree with Geno going first over all it will be either Joeckel or Moore or WIlson or Star in the first spot. you can’t reall argue with Thomas in the second, but if they don’t take Milner in the first they might take a CB in the third or the best OL or OLB available.

    • Detroit 313 says:

      Detroit Lions need go down and get Byu de, get a pick or two for that second round a fs, de from msu with that exra pick on second rb out of unc then oslb, ot, wr. honey bager lsu, punter

  14. Jagsman says:

    i like the draft except the 3rd round pick. i feel thomas is alot like Marshall Newhouse of the packers which is a tweener. id go John jenkins instead because we likely need to add more talent at DT and with Bradleys scheme u need ton of big DTs.

  15. Nick says:

    Pats need to grab Margus Hunt.

    • STEVEN says:

      Im starting to think that way also Nick. Add 20-25 lbs n move him next to Wilfolk. A lesser JJ Watt. Interesting. Also, WE NEED WR’s!

      • Nick says:

        Hunt just looks like he could be an animal in the NFL. They just need to coach him up a bit. He seemed pretty versatile, lining up at DT and DE at different times. I am not really sure he even needs to add weight. He is already about 280. He also blocks a lot of field goals, so give him time, and he may start batting passes like Watt. 82 inch wingspan is pretty crazy. About the same as Watt, I think. Him, Jones, Wilfork, and Ninkovich could be pretty crazy.

    • Russell Easterbrooks says:

      Margus hunt is an interesting prospect, and if the Pats were going to a 4-3 D all the time he would be a great choice. Tho I think you will see his stock rise into the mid-first round, unless his Combine is not good, where the Pats could not get him.
      I think our D will continue to play a 3-4 look with a rusher from some where, attacking or dropping into coverage at other times.
      My guess is Bill trade’s that 1st pick, for a mid-round team’s 2nd or 3d and other choices 4th-5-6th. Bill loves to get value with his picks, last year it was trade up, this year maybe trade back and look for value. There are some GREAT players out there in th 3d round on that can contribute to the team.

      • Alex says:

        Think he could play end in the 4-3 and kick inside on passing downs, but he could be beastly (JJ Watt like) as an attacking 3-4 End

      • Nick says:

        I hope BB does not trade down. He had his best draft in years last year by trading up. I hope he just stays where he is this year. His stock could rise to mid-first round, but with the depth of pass rushers this year, I doubt it. Werner, Jordan, Mingo, Ansah, Damontre Moore, Jarvis Jones, Alex Okafor, Datonte Jones, Corey Lemonier, William Gholston, and Michael Buchanan. Probably 8-9 of those guys could go before Hunt. Dion Jordan will probably be considered the combine athlete of the year. WR’s will also be in very high demand, as there are not many good ones this year. I just hope Hunt falls to the pats. It would be so awesome.

    • steve earle says:

      I like Hunt too but rather see him as bookend to jones at lde. But by this mock I’d take Jesse Williams with our 29 then look for a cb in our 2nd. WRs can wait.

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