2013 NFL Mock Draft – Combine Edition
63. Kansas City Chiefs – Brandon Williams, DT, Missouri Southern St.
Dontari Poe can kick outside, which is probably his best fit with this selection. Williams has loads of strength to go with otherworldly athleticism for his size
64. Jacksonville Jaguars – Blidi Wreh-Wilson, CB, Connecticut
Gus Bradley wants big corners that can get up and press. Enter Wilson who is more than capable of doing just that.
65. Detroit Lions – Sam Montgomery, DE, LSU
The Lions opted to stay away from their biggest need in the first two rounds which pays off with Sam Montgomery falling into their laps in round two.
66. Oakland Raiders – William Gholston, DE, Michigan St.
The Raiders need to improve athletically on their defensive line. Never thought I would have to say that about Oakland but they could use someone to pressure the QB. Gholston is a freakish blend of size, speed, and strength.
67. Philadelphia Eagles – Jamar Taylor, CB, Boise St.
Nnamdi and DRC may not be back. I gambled in round two on Larry Warford but this one is a slam dunk. Taylor gives the Eagles an aggressive corner that plays bigger than his size would indicate.
68. Cleveland Browns – Corey Lemonier, OLB, Auburn
The Browns are in real need of a pass rusher to pair with Jabaal Sheard. Lemonier was ultraproductive as a sophomore but fell off a bit during his junior season. He looks good and could be a great value with the 68th pick.
69. Arizona Cardinals – Brandon Jenkins, OLB, Florida St.
Injuries may have robbed Jenkins of a shot to be taken in the late first round. When healthy, he’s got pass rush skills in spades and fills a need for the Cards.
70. Tennessee Titans – Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina
A lot of people will say this is too low for Williams but I think he’s prime to slide down the media draft boards. Williams was inconsistent, at times looking like a first rounder and others he was a fifth at best.
71. Buffalo Bills – Vance McDonald, TE, Rice
WR is the bigger need but McDonald is too good to pass on. Ryan Nassib can grow with this guy. I like Scott Chandler but Vance McDonald’s ceiling is far too high to bank on Chandler in the long-term.
72. New York Jets – Phillip Thomas, FS, Fresno St.
The Jets are in trouble in the backend. Thomas gives them a playmaker that is capable of playing free or strong safety.
73. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Darius Slay, CB, Mississippi St.
You will have a hard time getting me to believe that Johnthan Banks is one round better than Slay. This kid can play and is severely underrated.
74. San Francisco 49ers – Da’Rick Rogers, WR, Tennessee Tech
Da’Rick Rogers has elite tools but his off-the-field garbage will keep him a solid value. If A.J. Jenkins can’t take the steps forward, Rogers will be counted on early to make an impact.
75. New Orleans Saints – Dallas Thomas, OT/OG, Tennessee
Dallas Thomas is a steal if he falls down to the 75th pick in this draft. New Orleans could have some difficulties re-signing Jermon Bushrod leaving them a tackle short. Thomas is ready to start and is extremely undervalued.
76. San Diego Chargers – Justin Pugh, OT/OG, Syracuse
At worst with Pugh, you get a mobile guard. At best you find a bookend to pair with first round pick Lane Johnson.
77. Miami Dolphins – Jordan Reed, TE, Florida
The Dolphins may find a great value in the 3rd round. Reed has some Aaron Hernandez in his game and gives Ryan Tannehill a nice weapon.
78. St. Louis Rams – Johnathan Franklin, RB, UCLA
Franklin showed at the Combine that he deserves to be talked about as a top back in the draft. He gives the Rams a nice fallback option if Steven Jackson leaves St. Louis.