2013 NFL Mock Draft – Combine Edition

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23. Minnesota Vikings – Kevin Minter, ILB, LSU

Pairing Kevin Minter with Chad Greenway will go along way into rebuilding their LBing corps. Outside of Greenway, they have nothing at the position and Minter gives them another tackling machine that is slightly underrated at this point.

24. Indianapolis Colts – Datone Jones, DE, UCLA

The Colts have some major defensive needs and money to spend in free agency. The could be major players in the open market and should and most likely will target a Paul Kruger/Anthony Spencer type to fill in as a pass rusher. The Colts could add a player in the secondary but really need versatility on the defensive line and Jones gives them that.

25. Seattle Seahawks – Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia

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I can’t help myself on this one. Adding Austin in the slot on this team is a scary proposition. Austin’s versatility could add another dimension to this offense. They need pass rushers but Pete Carroll has ignored needs to take players that fit his wants in previous drafts.

26. Green Bay Packers – Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame

Tyler Eifert put together the best Combine of any of the top TE’s and solidified the feelings of many about his game. He gives the Packers a replacement for Jermichael Finley and adds an all important dimension to their offense.

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27. Houston Texans – Keenan Allen, WR, Cal

Keenan Allen’s knee isn’t healthy and cost him the opportunity to workout in Indianapolis. That may hurt him a little with other receivers emerging in Indianapolis. The reality is that Allen has 1st round talent and could be the eventual replacement for an aging Andre Johnson. In the meantime, Allen gives the Texans a more than adequate complement to Johnson.

28. Denver Broncos – Johnathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State

Johnathan Hankins is flying under the radar as the other 1st round DT’s have risen to the surface. Hankins is a big man with excellent movement skills for his size. He struggled down the stretch of games but his flashes of talent are special.

29. New England Patriots – Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington

Devin McCourty has moved to free safety and Aqib Talib may not be back at a price New England is willing to pay. Alfonzo Dennard was a find for them late in the 2012 draft but may be headed to the clink. If Talib bolts Foxboro and Dennard is detained, the Pats are back to square zero at the CB position. Trufant blew up at the Senior Bowl after a terrific senior season. He showed the competitive swagger of a top corner. Now he’ll have to prove he can back it up.

30. Atlanta Falcons – Arthur Brown, ILB/OLB, Kansas St.

It’s criminal to think that Arthur Brown could drop any further than this point. While many point to TE, RB, or DE as the biggest need, I wasn’t overly impressed by the linebackers not named Sean Weatherspoon. Their linebacker depth isn’t very solid and Brown offers excellent value at this point in the draft.

31. San Francisco 49ers – Jonathan Cyprien, SS, FIU

Jonathan Cyprien isn’t a guy that you have to worry about whether he’s a FS or SS. He’s an interchangeable piece that could fill in for Dashon Goldson should he leave in free agency. Cyprien is a fast rising prospect that is capable of playing the backend and being a factor in the box.

32. Baltimore Ravens – Alec Ogletree, ILB, Georgia

The lack of athleticism in the middle almost cost Baltimore a Super Bowl. Ray Ray is done, which will be a huge loss in terms of leadership but not on the field play. Ray and Dannell Ellerbe were abused in pass coverage, exposing a giant weakness on this defense.

Ogletree is all athlete at the position and automatically gives them a sideline to sideline linebacker that excels dropping into coverage.

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  • neighborhooddrunkpart2

    Bailey over Patton, Williams, and Rogers? Really? We already have two wideouts like Bailey. We don’t need another 5’10 guy. Give us a wideout that is least 6’0 and up. Also if Arthur Brown run under 4.62, I’m taking him over Moore.

    • bradc11

      Arthur Brown may not run. If he does he will be under 4.62. Plays fast and I would take him in that range. Added weight will help him. I am going to count you as a Stedman Bailey hater. Kidding. I’d take him over everyone in this draft not named Cordarrelle Patterson and I’ve heard I’m not alone on that assessment. Don’t get lost in his 40 time. Agility and explosion drills were through the roof. He’s quicker than fast and is crafty as any WR in the draft.

      • neighborhooddrunkpart2

        I don’t hate Bailey, I just don’t want another short WR.

  • Reggie

    Brad you hit it spot on with the Lions. Eric Fischer is the best player at this point. I would love a DE over an OT but passing on Fischer is unwise. If we do take a DE it is looking like Ansah. That is the only player we hear about (which usually means that will not be the pick). I still think Werner should be taken over him but we shall see how the process unfolds.

    • bradc11

      Fisher fills a need and is BPA. If he’s there it will be tough for them to pass on. I’m a fan of Ansah’s to Detroit but it would be a toss up between him and Werner.

  • Reggie

    Ohhh Brad. Manti Te’o and Sam Montgomery? I do not know what to say to that. Lots of question marks surrounding those two

    • bradc11

      Great value picks where you get them. I struggled with Montgomery but I think Te’o really helps this defense. He’s a great value pick and adds on the field leadership. With the catfishing incident in the rearview mirror people are going to start focusing on football and he’s still pretty good at that.

      • Reggie

        I dont know with Te’o. Lacke elite athleticism and isnt a good fit at OLB in a 4-3. Usually agree with you but not on this one. Though saw some Carredine…you are right with him.

  • cory

    Once again, very close with my new mock! (trust me before I came on here) This was the one I came up with earlier today.
    1. KC- Joeckel 2. JAX- Fisher 3. OAK- Floyd 4. PHI- Jordan 5. DET- Ansah 6. CLE- Milliner 7. ARI- Smith 8. BUF- Barkley 9. NYJ- Patterson 10. TEN- Richardson
    I know pick two there is gonna be some disagreement. the jags will definitely be looking defense, but I think their best bet is taking a tackle. No matter who the QB is, Gabbart, 2nd or 3rd rounder, he needs to be able to stay in the pocket and that was my ideology on that

    • cory

      btw- yes, im going to give you some venom because of the Tank Carradine pick. It’s too low! I honestly see him going to TB/DAL/NYG, the 2013 Bruce Irvin

      • bradc11

        A lot with Carradine depends on his workout in April. He has said he’s going to do a full workout. If he does and looks good he could go top 15 easy.

  • Boston Sports Fan

    HOLY F***! Trufant, Hunter and Hunt all to my Pats? Hell yes! Make this happen!

    • Braeden

      I (a pats fan as well) would be thanking what ever godly force made this possible and knowing he is back on our side like in 2001-04.

      • bradc11

        I don’t think that draft is out of the realm of possibility. Hunter’s tape isn’t nearly as good as his workouts. Ditto that for Hunt…I have a 5th rd. grade on him. Trufant is one that may not make it to their pick.

  • Guest

    I (a pats fan as well) would be thanking what ever godly force made this possible and knowing he is back on our side like in 01-04.

  • Skinsfan

    Redskins don’t need a guard. They drafted one in the 3rd round last year. Needs are FS, CB, OT, TE, ILB.

    • Skinsfan

      Also Reid would be better then Elam in the 2nd round.