2013 NFL Mock Draft – Combine Edition
33. Jacksonville Jaguars – Tyler Wilson, QB, Arkansas
I don’t know if this is the Jags selection or someone else’s. Wilson isn’t a first round talent but his toughness and leadership will push him up team’s boards.
34. Kansas City Chiefs – Matt Barkley, QB, Kansas City
Andy Reid is going to run classic West Coast stuff and Barkley fits the system to a tee. This is probably best case scenario for player and team.
35. Philadelphia Eagles – Larry Warford, OG, Kentucky
I think Larry Warford is a first round talent and I’m not alone on that thought process. He’s a mauler with better than advertised athleticism. He may not be a great fit for what Chip Kelly wants to do on the OL but he’s too good at a position of need to pass on.
36. Detroit Lions – Manti Te’o, ILB, Notre Dame
At one point Lions fans were all over me for not mocking Te’o to them in the 1st. Those days are done but getting him in the 2nd is great value and he gives you some flexibility to play in multiple spots.
37. Cincinnati Bengals (f/OAK) – Eddie Lacy, RB, Alabama
BenJarvus Green-Ellis isn’t the back to take this offense to the next level. With Lacy still on the board, this pick makes a ton of sense and gives them a new dimension that they were lacking with BJGE.
38. Arizona Cardinals – Menelik Watson, OT, Florida St.
Watson didn’t have the Combine that many expected but he’s still a talent that has a future at LT. He brings a ton of upside at a position of need and could play earlier than many expect. Nate Potter was solid in year one but he’s doesn’t have nearly the upside of Watson.
39. New York Jets – Mike Glennon, QB, N.C. State
The Jets gamble in waiting for round two on their QB may pay off if Glennon falls to them. The Jets may have to get aggressive and trade back into the first to find good competition for Sanchez.
40. Tennessee Titans – D.J. Swearinger, FS/SS, South Carolina
Titans fans will point to the pickup of George Wilson as a deterrent for this selection. I’m not buying that as I believe Swearinger is a major upgrade over either of their two current starting safeties. I’m looking at you Michael Griffin.
41. Buffalo Bills – Ryan Nassib, QB, Syracuse
Doug Marrone and Ryan Nassib are reunited in Buffalo. If Nassib is there, they would have to strongly consider taking him with this pick.
42. Miami Dolphins – Johnthan Banks, CB, Mississippi St.
The Dolphins really need a receiver here but I think they find someone in free agency and with two picks can afford to go BPA and fill a need with one stone.
43. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Travis Kelce, TE, Cincinnati
Cornerback is the need but this free agency class has plenty of options and the Bucs have some cash to find one. Tight end is a need for this Josh Freeman led offense and Kelce gives them a freak at the position that can do everything.
44. Carolina Panthers – Robert Woods, WR, USC
How good did Robert Woods look at the Combine? I’ll answer, real good. It makes me and you wonder how affected by the foot injury was he in 2012? The Panthers need a guy that can take over as the No. 1 option for Cam Newton.
45. San Diego Chargers – Logan Ryan, CB, Rutgers
Logan Ryan fills a major need for the Chargers and brings a ton of value at pick 45.
46. St. Louis Rams – Kyle Long, OT, Oregon
This may be a pick for the future. Jeff Fisher is written all over this one. He joins his brother and could be molded into the future LT. Some point to measurables that may deter that but the skill set is there.
47. Dallas Cowboys – Jesse Williams, DT, Alabama
The Cowboys begin rebuilding their defensive line with their first two selections. Williams is a solid fit next to (hopefully Jay Ratliff).