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As of 02/05/2013

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Round 1

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# Team Updated: 02/05/2013
1  Geno Smith, QB Most people have the Chiefs taking Joeckel here, but I’m sticking with Geno Smith until we get an answer on whether the Chiefs sign Brandon Albert. If they let Albert walk, then Joeckel becomes the target.
2  Bjoern Werner, DE Jaguars have a lot of needs but I think they get the best value by picking Werner. They struggled getting a pass rush from their DE’s last year, and Werner would be an instant impact player.
3  Star Lotulelei, DT The Raiders have a lot of holes along the defensive line. Richard Seymour and Desmond Bryant are Unrestricted Free Agents, and I think Lotulelei is a good replacement at Defensive Tackle.
4  Luke Joeckel, LT Not sure what the Eagles plan on doing with King Dunlap, but if Joeckel falls to them at No. 4, then I think they have to take him. I currently have Joeckel ranked as the No. 1 player on my big board.
5  Damontre Moore, DE I think defensive end is a big need for the Lions and lucky for them, Damontre Moore is still available at No. 5. Corner is another big need, so Dee Milliner is another option, but I think Moore is the best available player.
6  Jarvis Jones, OLB I really struggled with this pick. Chance Warmack, Jarvis Jones, and Dee Milliner are all solid options. It sounds like the Browns will be moving to a 3-4 defense, so I’ll go with Jones who was a dominant pass rusher at Georgia.
7  Eric Fisher, LT Erich Fisher had a huge Senior Bowl week and should be an excellent fit in Arizona. The Cardinals struggled mightily at Left Tackle in 2012, which is why I think is is a no-brainer pick.
8  Chance Warmack, OG Won’t be a popular pick among Bills fans but I think a QB would be a major reach here. It’s unknown whether Andy Levitre will get the Franchise Tag, but if the Bills let him walk then Warmack would be a good replacement.
9  Barkevious Mingo, OLB The Jets have struggled to get a pass rush with their 3-4 OLB’s, and Mingo can fill that role. Mingo had 8 sacks at LSU his sophomore year. He wasn’t as dominant in 2012 but he still has a huge upside.
10  Johnathan Hankins, DT If Warmack isn’t selected at No. 8 then the Titans would be smart to pick him here. I think this pick will also be influenced on whether or not the Titans believe that Mike Martin can replace Free Agent Sen’Derrick Marks
11  Lane Johnson, OT Chargers could go a number of different ways with this pick. OT, OLB, and CB are all big needs this off-season. I think this is a little too high for Johnson but I think the Chargers have to try to get Rivers some help in protection.
12  Dee Milliner, CB Most Dolphin fans want them to take a WR in the 1st Round but I think they would be better off by waiting until the 2nd Round. If they don’t sign Sean Smith then I think this pick is easier to make.
13  Sheldon Richardson, DT This pick will hopefully get a lot clearer once free agency begins. Michael Bennett, Ronde Barber, and EJ Biggers are all Unrestricted Free Agents for the Buccaneers. For now I’ll take Richardson here and pair him up with Gerald McCoy at DT.
14  Shariff Floyd, DT The Panthers struggled at DT in 2012 and their best DT is a Unrestricted Free Agent this off-season. Floyd is a good pick for them at No. 14. Floyd led the Gators in TFL in the 2012 season with 13.
15  Dion Jordan, DE An injury has pushed Jordan down the board some, but he would be a good pick for the Saints here. Jordan is very athletic and with New Orleans moving to a 3-4 Defense, he would be a good edge rusher for them.
16  Kenny Vaccaro, S I was down to either OG Jonathan Cooper or Vaccaro with this pick and decided improving their secondary would be the best option. Vaccaro led the Longhorns in tackles and had 2 interceptions in 2012.
17 Ezekiel Ansah, 3-4 OLB The Steelers defense is getting older and I think they will look to get younger with pick No. 17. Ansah is very raw, which makes Pittsburgh a good fit for him. He can learn behind Harrison and Woodley, and doesn’t have to be a star in year 1.
18  D.J. Fluker, OT Cowboys could use some help on their offensive line. Doug Free struggled at RT in 2012 allowing 6 sacks and 42 QB Hurries. Fluker is a huge dude that’s going to be best at RT. The only problem with this pick is that Cowboys signed Free last off-season and have him tied up through the 2016 season.
19  Kevin Minter, LB  Giants need help at linebacker and I really like Kevin Minter who had a huge Junior season at LSU. Minter had 130 tackles, including 15 tackles for loss.
20  Manti Te’o, ILB This pick could go several different ways depending on what the Bears do in free agency. They could look for a replacement for Brian Urlacher or they could try to improve their offensive line and pick Jonathan Cooper. For now I will have them taking Te’o to eventually be Urlacher’s replacement but OG is probably a bigger need.
21  Alec Ogletree, LB The Bengals should look to improve their defense with this pick. Ogletree is an ILB who could replace Rey Maualuga who is a free agent this off-season or he’s athletic enough to also play OLB.
22  Jonathan Cooper, OG  I was going to take Keenan Allen with this pick but I think protecting Sam Bradford might be the bigger need. Cooper is an athletic guard that provided several large holes for Giovani Bernard this season at North Carolina
23  Keenan Allen, WR  Percy Harvin has been a pretty good receiver for the Vikings, but I think they are still missing a true featured wide out. Keenan Allen has all the physical tools to be a No. 1 receiver. His numbers dropped off a bit in 2012 but in 2011 he had 98 receptions for 1,343 yards and 6 TD’s.
24  Jesse Williams, DT  The Colts switched to a 3-4 Defense last year but they didn’t get much production from their Defensive Tackle, Antonio Johnson. Johnson is a unrestricted free agent and the 6-3, 320LB Williams would certainly fill in nicely for Johnson.
25  Sam Montgomery, DE  It’s unknown how healthy Chris Clemons will be in 2013 so adding another pass rusher could be beneficial for the Seahawks. Another player worth taking a look at with this pick if he’s still available is Cordarrelle Patterson. Seattle’s receivers were alright in 2012 but Patterson could be a true game changer for them.
26  Tyler Eifert, TE  Is Jermichael Finley’s job safe in Green Bay? There were reports in December that the Packers would try to trade the Tight End this off-season. Finley has stated that he wants to be a Packer for life but there was clearly something wrong with him in 2012. If they can trade him, Eifert would be a good pick at No. 26.
27  Cordarrelle Patterson, WR  I highly doubt Patterson falls this far in April, but if he does, the Texans have to draft him at pick No. 27. Andre Johnson had a very good year in Houston but he’s getting older and the Texans are not very deep at all at wide out. Patterson is a big, fast, play making receiver that can be used several different ways.
28  Johnthan Banks, CB  The Broncos secondary struggled against Baltimore in the playoffs and lets face face it, Champ Bailey isn’t getting any younger. Banks is the best available player here on my big board and he fits a need of the Broncos.
29  DeAndre Hopkins, WR  It seems like the Patriots haven’t been as dominant since they lost that true vertical threat in Randy Moss. DeAndre Hopkins could help in that role. Another option here is corner. Reports have surfaced that the Patriots have concerns about locking up Talib to a long term deal so they could look for secondary help with this pick.
30  Zach Ertz, TE  If Tony Gonzalez retires as expected, the Falcons could draft Ertz as their next franchise Tight End. Ertz has great size and route running ability. Most NFL Draft analyst think he’s a better NFL prospect then Colby Fleener was coming out of Stanford.
31  Eric Reid, FS  The 49ers don’t have a lot of big needs but depending on what they do with Dashon Goldson, they might need to fill his spot at Free Safety. Reid had 91 tackles and 2 interceptions in 2012 at LSU. If the 49ers sign Goldson, adding depth to their defensive line is another option.
32  Arthur Brown, ILB  If Manti Te’o falls this far then he is the best fit for the Raven but I’ll take Arthur Brown for now. Brown was a big time play maker at Kansas State but he’s a little undersized for the SILB position. If Brown can put on some weight and maintain his athletic ability then he could be an excellent pick for the Ravens.

* Redskins traded their 1st Round pick to the Rams

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  1. Bryan jacques says:

    Manti te’o at 16? He won’t make it out of the top 5. He wouldn’t make it out of the top 5 last year with rg3 luck and Richardson and Kalil , this kid is the most nfl ready player to come out in years. He is the Andrew luck on defence. Anyone who passes on him will be burned I promise you. I would take him 1 st overall. He’s that good.

    • You couldn’t be more wrong about Te’o last year. He was a fringe 1st round player in most peoples rankings if he would have came out and wasn’t even the #1 rank ILB. Also you might check I haven’t updated my mock draft in a month and a half. He will probably be a little higher in my next update, but it really depends on needs of the teams.

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