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2013 NFL Mock Draft: The Book on Each Pick

Scott CarasikContributor IIDecember 19, 2012

2013 NFL Mock Draft: The Book on Each Pick

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    The 2012 season isn't done yet, but we are already looking at who teams will take in the 2013 draft. Will your team take another bust? Or will they take someone who actually contributes?

    The projections used here are probably completely off this early. However, the goal is to hit the proper need, scheme and player fit for the teams. So let's take a journey through the draft.

    This order used is the exact order as if the season ended today not factoring anything but record and strength of schedule. Once the playoffs are set, the order will be completely set. 

1) Kansas City Chiefs

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    Quarterback

    Geno Smith

    West Virginia University

     

    College Stats

    2012: 12 Games Played, 349-of-489 (71.4 percent), 4001 Yards, 40 Touchdowns, 6 Interceptions, 64 Carries, 154 Yards, 2 Touchdowns

    2011: 13 Games Played, 346-of-526 (65.8 percent), 4385 Yards, 31 Touchdowns, 7 Interceptions, 56 Carries, -33 Yards, 2 Touchdowns

    2010: 13 Games Played, 241-of-372 (64.8 percent), 2763 Yards, 24 Touchdowns, 7 Interceptions, 106 Carries, 217 Yards

    2009: 5 Games Played, 32-of-49 (65.3 percent), 309 Yards, 1 Touchdown, 1 Interception, 17 Carries, 7 Yards

     

    Scouting Report (Courtesy WalterFootball.com)


    The Chiefs bring in Geno Smith here because they don't have a good quarterback at all. Between Brady Quinn and Matt Cassel there is no one there for a coaching staff to work with. 

    Geno Smith is the top quarterback in the draft, and the right way to build a team is to start from the inside-out. Meaning go with a quarterback first and then go from there. Smith is a guy you can build around and would be the best fit for the Chiefs.

2) Jacksonville Jaguars

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    Offensive Tackle

    Luke Joeckel

    Texas A&M University

     

    College Stats

    2012: 12 Games Played at Left Tackle

    2011: 13 Games Played at Left Tackle

    2010: 13 Games Played at Left Tackle

     

    Scouting Report (Courtesy NFLDraftMonsters.com)

     

    When your team is as bad as the Jaguars are, you need to just take the best player available. In this case, it's easily Luke Joeckel—arguably the best player in the entire draft.

    Combine Joeckel and Eugene Monroe as the bookends for whoever ends up at quarterback, and the Jaguars should be able to protect their interests. This move would also allow Eben Britton and Cameron Barfield to try their hand inside at guard and provide better overall depth to the line.

3) Oakland Raiders

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    Outside Linebacker

    Jarvis Jones

    University of Georgia

     

    College Stats

    2012: 11 Games Played, 77 Tackles, 22.5 Tackles for Loss, 12.5 Sacks, 19 QB Hurries, 1 Interception, 7 Fumbles Forced, 2 Pass Deflections

    2011: 14 Games Played, 70 Tackles, 19.5 Tackles for Loss, 13.5 Sacks, 26 QB Hurries, 2 Fumbles Forced, 2 Pass Deflections

    2010: Redshirt after transferring from the University of Southern California

    2009: 8 Games Played, 13 Tackles, 1.5 Tackles for Loss

     

    Scouting Report (Courtesy NEPatriotsDraft.com)

     

    Oakland is moving to a defense with a more multiple front. Because of that, they need someone who can come in and create an amazing pass rush. Jarvis Jones can play inside or outside in either the 3-4 or the 4-3 and is be able to create amazing pass rush because of it.

    He doesn't have the size to play defensive end except for on passing downs and even then, he shouldn't be in a three-point stance. However, this shouldn't matter as Dennis Allen will eventually move to more 3-4 looks than 4-3 looks and Jones is easily the best player available here.

4) Philadelphia Eagles

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    Offensive Tackle

    Jake Matthews

    Texas A&M University

     

    College Stats

    2012: 12 Games Played at Right Tackle

    2011: 13 Games Played at Right Tackle

    2010: 10 Games Played at Right Tackle

     

    Scouting Report (Courtesy WalterFootball.com)

     

    The Philadelphia Eagles need someone to cover the blind side for the young Nick Foles. Jason Peters is trying to recover from the Achilles injury he sustained earlier this year, but it could take a while for him to get back to form. Even then, he may not ever be the same, so some insurance is definitely needed.

    Jake Matthews is the son of great Tennessee Titan Bruce Matthews.

    His talent at right tackle is amazing, but he translates well as a prospect for left tackle as well. If the best player in the draft wasn't playing for Texas A&M already, Matthews could easily slide in with no trouble.

    Worst case scenario, he starts at right tackle and allows Todd Herremans to move inside and eventually starts at left tackle.

5) Detroit Lions

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    Defensive End

    Bjeorn Werner

    Florida State University

     

    College Stats

    2012: 13 Games Played, 40 Tackles, 18.0 Tackles for Loss, 13.0 Sacks, 5 QB Hurries, 1 Fumble Forced, 1 Fumble Recovered, 7 Pass Deflections

    2011: 13 Games Played, 37 Tackles, 11.0 Tackles for Loss, 7.0 Sacks, 8 QB Hurries, 1 Interception, 1 Fumble Forced, 1 Fumble Recovered, 5 Pass Deflections, 1 Defensive Touchdown

    2010: 14 Games Played, 20 Tackles, 6.0 Tackles for Loss, 3.5 Sacks, 1 Fumble Forced, 1 Pass Deflection

     

    Scouting Report (Courtesy FFToolbox.com)

     

    The Detroit Lions have one of the best young defensive line groups in the NFL. With this pick it will only get better. Kyle Vanden Bosch has proven to be completely ineffective, and Cliff Avril may not be a Lion in 2013.

    By bringing in the top-notch pass-rusher of Bjoern Werner's caliber, the Lions have someone who can step right in and start on the right side over Vanden Bosch. At the same time, they have a long-term option to team with Nick Fairley and Ndamukong Suh as a starter.

6) San Diego Chargers

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    Wide Receiver

    Keenan Allen

    University of California - Berkeley

     

    College Stats

    2012: 9 Games Played, 61 Catches, 737 Yards, 6 Touchdowns, 3 Carries, 39 Yards, 1 Touchdown, 15 Punt Returns, 212 Yards, 1 Touchdown

    2011: 13 Games Played, 98 Catches, 1343 Yards, 6 Touchdowns, 9 Carries, 55 Yards, 4 Punt Returns, 32 Yards

    2010: 12 Games Played, 47 Catches, 496 Yards, 5 Touchdowns, 18 Carries, 136 Yards, 1 Touchdown, 2 Punt Returns, 8 Yards, 18 Kick Returns, 406 Yards

     

    Scouting Report (Courtesy NFL Draft Senior Lead Writer Matt Miller)

     

    The San Diego Chargers showed this season that they are missing a true option for Phillip Rivers to throw to. While Danario Alexander has been doing great this year, they could still use a true No. 1 option for the veteran to throw to.

    In steps Keenan Allen.

    He's a true top target, and his college numbers aren't anywhere close to what his talent could have truly produced because Zach Maynard is not a talented quarterback. His all-around tools still have him as the top receiver in what is a weak wide receiver draft.

7) Buffalo Bills

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    Quarterback

    Tyler Wilson

    University of Arkansas

     

    College Stats

    2012: 11 Games Played, 249-of-401 (62.1 percent), 3387 Yards, 21 Touchdowns, 13 Interceptions

    2011: 13 Games Played, 277-of-438 (63.2 percent), 3638 Yards, 24 Touchdowns, 6 Interceptions

    2010: 6 Games Played, 34-of-51 (66.7 percent), 453 Yards, 4 Touchdowns, 3 Interceptions

    2009: 5 Games Played, 22-of-36 (61.1 percent), 218 Yards, 2 Touchdowns, 2 Interceptions

    2008: 2 Games Played, 11-of-22 (50.0 percent), 69 Yards, 1 Touchdown, 2 Interceptions before Redshirting

     

    Scouting Report (Courtesy NFLMocks.com)

     

    The Buffalo Bills need someone who can actually play the quarterback position to take advantage of their talented receiving corps both at receiver, with Stevie Johnson and Scott Chandler, and out of the backfield, with C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson.

    Tyler Wilson is the answer here.

    Despite having what looks like a regression due to stats in his senior season, Wilson has proven that he is a top 15 player in the draft. When a quarterback is in the top 15 and your team needs one, you take him. No questions asked.

    Especially when your team has the talent to make the playoffs with that quarterback. The Bills have a great offensive line, a ton of targets on offense and a talented defense. With a better quarterback, they could easily make the playoffs in 2013.

8) Cleveland Browns

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    Defensive End

    Dion Jordan

    University of Oregon

     

    College Stats

    2012: 11 Games Played, 44 Tackles, 10.5 Tackles for Loss, 5.0 Sacks, 1 QB Hurry, 3 Fumbles Forced, 1 Pass Deflection

    2011: 14 Games Played, 42 Tackles, 13.0 Tackles for Loss, 7.5 Sacks, 1 QB Hurry,1 Fumble Forced

    2010: 13 Games Played, 33 Tackles, 5.5 Tackles for Loss, 2.0 Sacks, 2 QB Hurries, 1 Pass Deflection

    2009: 6 Games Played, 2 Tackles

    2008: Redshirted

     

    Scouting Report (Courtesy DraftBreakdown.com)

     

    Cleveland has an excellent group of young defenders. From Ahtyba Rubin, Jabaal Sheard and Phil Taylor on the line to Joe Haden and D'Qwell Jackson in the back seven, they are really just missing one thing—a true pass-rushing threat from the weak side. 

    Dion Jordan is a great fit for the spot at right end and would be able to step in and start. He'd create some great pressure with Jabaal Sheard off the end and would be a great fit in Dick Jauron's Cover 2 style 4-3 defense.

9) Tennessee Titans

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    Linebacker

    Manti Te'o

    University of Notre Dame

     

    College Stats

    2012: 12 Games Played, 103 Tackles, 5.5 Tackles for Loss, 1.5 Sacks, 4 QB Hurries, 7 Interceptions, 1 Fumble Recovered, 4 Pass Deflections

    2011: 13 Games Played, 128 Tackles, 13.5 Tackles for Loss, 5.0 Sacks, 4 QB Hurries, 1 Fumble Forced, 2 Pass Deflections

    2010: 13 Games Played, 129 Tackles, 8.5 Tackles for Loss, 1.0 Sacks, 3 QB Hurries, 1 Fumble Forced, 3 Pass Deflections

    2009: 12 Games Played, 63 Tackles, 5.5 Tackles for Loss, 1.0 Sacks, 1 QB Hurry, 1 Pass Deflection

     

    Scouting Report (Courtesy NEPatriotsDraft.com)

     

    With as much talent as the Tennessee defense has, they should be much better than they are. However, Colin McCarthy isn't the thumper needed in the middle of a 4-3 defense and is best suited for a reserve role as a nickel linebacker.

    Manti Te'o is not just the best player available here, he's someone who can turn the defense around completely. He's excellent in coverage despite his size and isn't a sideline-to-sideline linebacker. But with Akeem Ayers and Zach Brown on the outside, he doesn't have to be.

10) Carolina Panthers

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    Defensive Tackle

    Star Lotulelei

    University of Utah

     

    College Stats

    2012: 12 Games Played, 42 Tackles, 10.0 Tackles for Loss, 5.0 Sacks, 3 Fumbles Forced, 4 Pass Deflections

    2011: 13 Games Played, 43 Tackles, 9.0 Tackles for Loss, 1.5 Sacks, 1 Fumble Forced, 1 Pass Deflection

    2010: 13 Games Played, 21 Tackles, 2.5 Tackles for Loss, 0.5 Sacks

     

    Scouting Report (Courtesy FFToolbox.com)

     

    If there is one thing the Panthers defense needs, it's someone on the inside of the defensive line to create and cause havoc. The guy who should be the best at that in this year's draft is Star Lotulelei—a massive nose tackle from Utah.

    Lotulelei would be someone who could help collapse the pocket and shoot the gaps against the run. He would also force Sione Fua and Dwan Edwards into a rotation at the 3-technique spot and could even allow the Panthers to run some 3-4 looks if need be.

11) Arizona Cardinals

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    Offensive Tackle

    Taylor Lewan

    University of Michigan

     

    College Stats

    2012: 12 Games Played at Left Tackle

    2011: 13 Games Played at Left Tackle

    2010: 11 Games Played at Left Tackle

    2009: Redshirted

     

    Scouting Report (Courtesy NFLDraftMonsters.com)

     

    The Arizona Cardinals have the worst offensive line in the NFL. While Nate Potter has shown an improvement over D'Anthony Batiste, he's still allowed four sacks in limited action. By taking Taylor Lewan, Potter would be relegated either inside to guard or as the depth guy for both spots.

    Lewan would completely turn the Arizona offensive line into something that has potential. Between him, Bobby Massie, Senio Kelemete and Nate Potter, there would be a ton of raw talent. With a talented center selected later, the offensive line could turn from one of the worst into one of the best with a pick like Lewan.

12) Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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    Cornerback

    Dee Milliner

    University of Alabama

     

    College Stats

    2012: 12 Games Played, 51 Tackles, 4.0 Tackles for Loss, 1.5 Sacks, 2 Interceptions, 1 Fumble Forced, 1 Fumble Recovered, 18 Pass Deflections

    2011: 13 Games Played, 27 Tackles, 1.0 Tackles for Loss, 3 Interceptions, 9 Pass Deflections, 1 Defensive Touchdown, 1 Kick Return, 21 Yards

    2010: 13 Games Played, 55 Tackles, 4.0 Tackles for Loss, 1 QB Hurry, 1 Interception, 1 Fumble Forced, 7 Pass Deflections

     

    Scouting Report (Courtesy FFToolbox.com)

     

    The Buccaneers defense has a ton of problems right now. The biggest is in their lack of talent in the secondary. They need both a free safety, with Ronde Barber being completely ineffective there, and multiple corners.

    Dee Milliner is someone who would be able to step in and have great chemistry on the left side with current safety Mark Barron. On top of that, he has the talent to shut down some of the better wide receivers in the NFC South (something that Tampa definitely needs to do).

13) Miami Dolphins

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    Defensive Tackle

    Sheldon Richardson

    University of Missouri

     

    College Stats

    2012: 11 Games Played, 75 Tackles, 10.5 Tackles for Loss, 4.0 Sacks, 7 QB Hurries, 3 Fumbles Forced, 1 Fumble Recovered, 3 Pass Deflections, 1 Blocked Kick

    2011: 13 Games Played, 37 Tackles, 8.0 Tackles for Loss, 2.0 Sacks, 2 QB Hurries, 1 Fumble Forced, 1 Pass Deflection

    2010: Redshirted

     

    Scouting Report (Courtesy WalterFootball.com)

     

    The Miami defense has been very good this year. However, they have one big hole at the 3-technique defensive tackle. Sheldon Richardson is a top-five talent but because of the position he plays and his limited versatility, he will slip to the middle of the first round.

    His explosion off the ball and ability to shoot the gap is something that is completely missing from the Dolphins defense. Jared Odrick is a much better fit for a 5-technique defensive end than a 3-technique defensive tackle and would benefit from not having to play every down and moving to a rotational role.

14) New York Jets

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    Offensive Guard

    Chance Warmack

    University of Alabama

     

    College Stats

    2012: 13 Games Played at Left Guard

    2011: 13 Games Played at Left Guard

    2010: 13 Games Played at Left Guard

    2009: 5 Games Played at both Guard spots

     

    Scouting Report (Courtesy WalterFootball.com)

     

    While a quarterback makes a ton of sense here, the Jets could use some help at guard with both Brandon Moore and Matt Slauson heading into unrestricted free agency this year. By retaining just one of them, they will save a ton of cap to use in the potential re-build.

    As part of it though, they will need to bring in a top notch guard.

    Chance Warmack is a guy who can play both guard spots at a high level. He's talented enough to plug right between D'Brickashaw Ferguson and Nick Mangold and give the Jets line a trio of power blockers on the left side.

15) New Orleans Saints

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    Defensive End

    DaMontre Moore

    Texas A&M University

     

    College Stats

    2012: 12 Games Played, 80 Tackles, 20.0 Tackles for Loss, 12.5 Sacks, 8 QB Hurries, 1 Fumble Forced, 2 Pass Deflections

    2011: 12 Games Played, 72 Tackles, 17.5 Tackles for Loss, 8.5 Sacks, 2 QB Hurries, 4 Fumbles Forced, 1 Pass Deflection

    2010: 13 Games Played, 40 Tackles, 6.5 Tackles for Loss, 5.5 Sacks, 2 QB Hurries, 1 Interception, 3 Fumbles Forced, 1 Pass Deflection

     

    Scouting Report (Courtesy BuffaloBillsDraft.com)

     

    The biggest issue with the Saints is their defense.

    Here, they just go best defensive player available and get one of the best pass-rushers in the draft. DaMontre Moore is someone who can step right in at right end and allow Will Smith to flip to the left side. 

    Add in a move of Cameron Jordan to the 3-technique defensive tackle spot permanently, and the defensive line for the Saints gets better in three ways with just one move. They have a ton more problems than just the line, but adding in another young pass-rusher never hurts.

16) St. Louis Rams

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    Wide Receiver

    Terrance Williams

    Baylor University

     

    College Stats

    2012: 12 Games Played, 95 Catches, 1764 Yards, 12 Touchdowns, 2 Carries, 14 Yards

    2011: 13 Games Played, 59 Catches, 957 Yards, 11 Touchdowns, 2 Kick Returns, 7 Yards

    2010: 13 Games Played, 43 Catches, 484 Yards, 4 Touchdowns, 1 Carry, 3 Yards, 8 Punt Returns, 90 Yards, 20 Kick Returns, 427 Yards

    2009: 12 Games Played, 3 Catches, 61 Yards, 5 Punt Returns, 72 Yards, 31 Kick Returns, 746 Yards

    2008: Redshirted

     

    Scouting Report (Courtesy Tom Melton Scouting)

     

    Sam Bradford needs two things: a true No. 1 wide receiver and some more protection. While there's not an offensive tackle worth the pick here, Terrance Williams certainly is worth the pick as a wide receiver. Sure he comes from a spread offense at Baylor, but his production is unparalleled.

    Give Bradford someone with the size (6'2", 200 pounds), speed (projected 4.45) and hands of Williams as his No. 1 wide receiver, and he will turn in some of the best numbers of his career.

    Sometimes the issue with a team's offense isn't the quarterback, but the lack of options for that quarterback.

17) Pittsburgh Steelers

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    Nose Tackle

    Jesse Williams

    University of Alabama

     

    College Stats

    2012: 12 Games Played, 36 Tackles, 2.5 Tackles for Loss, 1.0 Sacks, 4 QB Hurries, 2 Pass Deflections, 1 Blocked Kick

    2011: 13 Games Played, 24 Tackles, 4.0 Tackles for Loss, 0.5 Sacks, 3 QB Hurries,1 Pass Deflection

     

    Scouting Report (Courtesy WalterFootball.com)

     

    With Casey Hampton on his last legs, the Steelers need someone who can be a long-term option for their nose tackle role in the 3-4 defense. Jesse Williams is an ideal fit as he can come in and team with Alemeda Ta'amu and Steve McLendon early on.

    Then, after he fully understands the defense, he could start and play at least 65 percent of the snaps. The rotation that Pittsburgh runs will help keep him fresh though, and that is something that Alabama doesn't do that leaves Williams gassed at times.

18) Dallas Cowboys

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    Nose Tackle

    Johnathan Jenkins

    University of Georgia

     

    College Stats

    2012: 13 Games Played, 50 Tackles, 2.0 Tackles for Loss, 1.0 Sacks, 10 QB Hurries, 1 Pass Deflection, 1 Blocked Kick

    2011: 14 Games Played, 28 Tackles, 6.0 Tackles for Loss, 3.0 Sacks, 4 QB Hurries, 1 Interception, 1 Fumble Forced

     

    Scouting Report (Courtesy NFLMocks.com)

     

    As good as Jay Ratliff is, he exposed the complete lack of depth at nose tackle for the Cowboys with his injuries this season. Ratliff is still an excellent player, but he would be better suited on the outside and rotating in at nose tackle in the future.

    The drafting of the massive Johnathan Jenkins out of Georgia would give the Cowboys someone who would more represent the standard nose tackle. He's a strong, quick player who can create pressure against the pass versus any offensive line and take up multiple double teams against the run.

19) Chicago Bears

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    Offensive Lineman

    Barrett Jones

    University of Alabama

     

    College Stats

    2012: 13 Games Played at Center

    2011: 10 Games Played at Left Tackle

    2010: 11 Games Played at Right Guard

    2009: 14 Games Played at Right Guard

    2008: 3 Games Played at multiple line positions before Redshirting

     

    Scouting Report (Courtesy NFLDraftMonsters.com)

     

    Despite having one of the worst offensive lines in the NFL, the Bears have been slowly, but surely finding the right spots for their linemen to play. J'Marcus Webb is a solid left tackle and Gabe Carimi can hold his own as a right guard. After them, there is definite need at the other three spots.

    As part of the plan to fix it, Barrett Jones would be an excellent selection. His ideal fit is at left guard or center for the Bears, and he could play there easily.

    However, this pick would make the most sense if the Bears moved Carimi to his most natural left tackle and had Webb at left guard with Jones at center or right guard. The overall depth of talent by aligning them that way would give the Bears a left side that could actually protect Cutler.

20) New York Giants

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    Safety

    Kenny Vaccaro

    University of Texas

     

    College Stats

    2012: 12 Games Played, 92 Tackles, 3.5 Tackles for Loss, 3 QB Hurries, 2 Interceptions, 2 Fumbles Forced, 3 Pass Deflections

    2011: 13 Games Played, 71 Tackles, 6.5 Tackles for Loss, 2.0 Sacks, 5 QB Hurries, 2 Interceptions, 8 Pass Deflections

    2010: 12 Games Played, 54 Tackles, 3.0 Tackles for Loss, 1 Interception, 1 Fumble Forced, 7 Pass Deflections, 1 Blocked Kick

    2009: 11 Games Played, 18 Tackles, 1 Fumble Forced, 1 Blocked Kick

     

    Scouting Report (Courtesy NEPatriotsDraft.com)

     

    The New York Giants have a terrible secondary. Most of it stems from their safeties either being completely incompetent or being injured all the time. Kenny Vaccaro is someone who could come in and start at free safety right away, allowing a platoon of Antrel Rolle and Kenny Phillips to play the strong safety role.

    The overall centerfielding ability that Vaccaro has would be a nice change from Rolle. Add in his blitzing ability and sure tackling, and he could end up being the best safety the Giants have had in a long time.

21) Cincinnati Bengals

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    Outside Linebacker

    C.J. Mosley

    University of Alabama

     

    College Stats

    2012: 13 Games Played, 99 Tackles, 7.0 Tackles for Loss, 4.0 Sacks, 3 QB Hurries, 2 Interceptions, 1 Fumble Forced, 1 Fumble Recovered, 2 Pass Deflections, 1 Defensive Touchdown

    2011: 11 Games Played, 36 Tackles, 4.5 Tackles for Loss, 2.0 Sacks, 1 Interception, 2 Pass Deflections

    2010: 13 Games Played, 67 Tackles, 1.5 Tackles for Loss, 0.5 Sacks, 2 QB Hurries, 2 Interceptions, 10 Pass Deflections, 2 Defensive Touchdowns

     

    The Bengals need someone who can come in and start at linebacker. Their defensive line has proven to be a great one this year. So with Vontaze Burfict showing he belongs in the NFL, they only need to make sure they have the right guys for two spots.

    C.J. Mosley can play either inside or outside and his coverage is the best part of his game. But don't let that fool you into thinking he can't rush the passer; he's an excellent blitzer too.

    His best strength is leadership, though. So starting at middle linebacker is likely in his future.

22) St. Louis Rams (from Washington Redskins)

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    Offensive Tackle

    Eric Fisher

    Central Michigan University

     

    College Stats

    2012: 12 Games Played at Left Tackle

    2011: 10 Games Played at Left Tackle

    2010: 9 Games Played at multiple line spots, including 2 starts at Right Guard, 4 at Right Tackle and 3 at Left Tackle

    2009: 8 Games Played at multiple line spots, including 2 starts at Left Tackle.

     

    Scouting Report (Courtesy FFToolbox.com)

     

    When the two main holes in the offense are protecting the quarterback and giving him a No. 1 option— and the latter has already been addressed—where did you think I was going to go with this pick?

    Eric Fisher can step right in, play left tackle and allow Roger Saffold to slide over to the right side of the line. With Fisher, Saffold and Harvey Dahl manning three important spots and in theory, actually being competent, the Rams could protect Bradford by having open competitions for the other two spots on the line.

23) Minnesota Vikings

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    Wide Receiver

    Tavon Austin

    West Virginia University

     

    College Stats

    2012: 12 Games Played, 109 Catches, 1266 Yards, 12 Touchdowns, 61 Carries, 598 Yards, 3 Touchdowns, 15 Punt Returns, 165 Yards, 1 Touchdown, 28 Kick Returns, 738 Yards, 1 Touchdown

    2011: 13 Games Played, 101 Catches, 1186 Yards, 8 Touchdowns, 16 Carries, 182 Yards, 1 Touchdown, 19 Punt Returns, 268 Yards, 36 Kick Returns, 938 Yards, 2 Touchdowns

    2010: 13 Games Played, 58 Catches, 787 Yards, 8 Touchdowns, 15 Carries, 159 Yards, 1 Touchdown, 12 Kick Returns, 230 Yards

    2009: 13 Games Played, 15 Catches, 151 Yards, 1 Touchdown, 6 Carries, 47 Yards, 1 Touchdown, 17 Kick Returns, 426 Yards, 1 Touchdowns

     

    Scouting Report (Courtesy NEPatriotsDraft.com)

     

    Percy Harvin and Adrian Peterson are dangerous weapons for any offensive coordinator to have. Why not add another explosive element to the offense in Tavon Austin?

    Christan Ponder will never develop if he is never given the support. With Kyle Rudolph, Harvin and then an addition of Austin, he would have more than enough to turn into a good quarterback. Austin also gives a bit of the Harvin element as well since he can run, catch and return the ball. 

    By adding in a second Harvin, the Vikings would have an offense that would be extremely tough to defend and one that would have perfect receivers for the West Coast style that Bill Musgrave wants to run.

24) Indianapolis Colts

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    Linebacker

    Adrian Hubbard

    University of Alabama

     

    College Stats

    2012: 13 Games Played, 39 Tackles, 10.0 Tackles for Loss, 6.0 Sacks, 4 QB Hurries, 3 Fumbles Forced, 1 Pass Deflection

    2011: 9 Games Played, 9 Tackles, 1.5 Tackles for Loss, 1 QB Hurry

    2010: Redshirted

     

    The Colts' switch to a 3-4 defense has truly changed their needs for the future. Despite how bad the defense has been, they are able to still make the playoffs. Adding in their biggest need in another pass-rusher will only help the defense get better.

    Adrian Hubbard is someone with experience both inside and outside in the 3-4 because of how Nick Saban uses him. He could easily play an inside-outside role that would allow the Colts to rotate in Jerry Hughes, Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis on the outside, while not forcing the inside linebackers to take on offensive linemen every play.

25) Baltimore Ravens

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    Defensive Lineman

    Johnathan Hankins

    Ohio State University

     

    College Stats

    2012: 12 Games Played, 55 Tackles, 4.0 Tackles for Loss, 1.0 Sacks, 1 QB Hurry, 1 Blocked Kick

    2011: 13 Games Played, 66 Tackles, 10.0 Tackles for Loss, 2.0 Sacks

    2010: 13 Games Played, 16 Tackles, 1.5 Tackles for Loss, 1.0 Sacks

     

    Scouting Report (Courtesy MiamiDolphinsDraft.com)

     

    The Ravens don't really need anything on their defense. However, adding someone like Johnathan Hankins to the mix would be extremely helpful. Getting back Ray Lewis and Terrell Suggs next season should help the defense, but adding more protection in front of them wouldn't hurt.

    Hankins can play both inside and outside in the 3-4 defense, which would allow him and Haloti Ngata to create a ton of mismatches on opposing offensive lines. The massive size between the two of them would take on a pair of double teams, freeing up anyone behind them on every play.

26) Seattle Seahawks

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    Offensive Guard

    Jonathan Cooper

    University of North Carolina

     

    College Stats

    2012: 12 Games Played at Left Guard

    2011: 13 Games Played at Left Guard

    2010: 13 Games Played at Left Guard

    2009: 10 Games Played at Left Guard

    2008: Redshirted

     

    Scouting Report (Courtesy WalterFootball.com)

     

    If there was one hole on the Seattle offense, it'd have to be the left guard position.

    Paul McQuistan is a weak player in both technique and talent. Plugging in Jonathan Cooper would give the Seahawks a great combination from their left tackle all the way to their right guard of Russell Okung, Cooper, Max Unger and John Moffitt.

    The line would be much better at pass-blocking for a young starting quarterback in Russell Wilson, and the run-blocking for Marshawn Lynch would only get better. Cooper is able to push people around very easily and by inserting him between two talented players, the Seahawks could have another Steve Hutchinson-type talent at left guard.

27) Green Bay Packers

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    Cornerback

    Xavier Rhodes

    Florida State University

     

    College Stats

    2012: 13 Games Played, 35 Tackles, 1.0 Tackles for Loss, 3 Interceptions, 7 Pass Deflections

    2011: 13 Games Played, 43 Tackles, 1.5 Tackles for Loss, 1 QB Hurry, 1 Interception, 4 Pass Deflections

    2010: 14 Games Played, 57 Tackles, 3.5 Tackles for Loss, 2.0 Sacks, 4 Interceptions, 12 Pass Deflections

    2009: Redshirted

     

    Scouting Report (Courtesy NFLMocks.com)

     

    Green Bay needs to improve their secondary.

    While Casey Hayward is proving to be a complete gem, adding another corner across from him would be wise. Tramon Williams isn't the player he was in 2010 and Charles Woodson is nearing the end of his rope.

    Either one of those guys—or even both—could end up playing safety for the Packers next year allowing Rhodes a spot in the starting lineup. Rhodes is an instinctive, playmaking corner who can match up with any receiver he gets told to.

28) New England Patriots

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    Cornerback

    Johnthan Banks

    Mississippi State University

     

    College Stats

    2012: 12 Games Played, 59 Tackles, 2.0 Tackles for Loss, 1 QB Hurry, 4 Interceptions, 1 Fumble Forced, 7 Pass Deflections, 12 Punt Returns, 102 Yards

    2011: 13 Games Played, 71 Tackles, 8.0 Tackles for Loss, 3.0 Sacks, 3 QB Hurries, 5 Interceptions, 3 Fumbles Forced, 9 Pass Deflections, 1 Defensive Touchdown, 16 Punt Returns, 166 Yards, 1 Touchdown

    2010: 13 Games Played, 54 Tackles, 1.5 Tackles for Loss, 1.0 Sacks, 3 Interceptions, 1 Fumble Forced, 7 Pass Deflections

    2009: 12 Games Played, 33 Tackles, 4 Interceptions, 3 Pass Deflections, 2 Defensive Touchdowns

     

    Scouting Report (Courtesy FFToolbox.com)

     

    The Patriots don't have a starting caliber corner to play across from Aqib Talib in 2013. Johnthan Banks is someone who could start right away and if Alfonzo Dennard steps up, could even force Talib back into a hybrid safety/nickel situation corner role.

    Banks is an athletic playmaker with a ton of size. He plays the ball well and can even take the ball back for a touchdown whenever he gets it. He's a solid tackler, and he's one of those guys who does everything at a high level.

29) San Francisco 49ers

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    Defensive End

    Sharrif Floyd

    University of Florida

     

    College Stats

    2012: 12 Games Played, 41 Tackles, 11.0 Tackles for Loss, 1.0 Sacks, 6 QB Hurries, 1 Fumble Forced, 1 Blocked Kick, Defensive Touchdowns

    2011: 11 Games Played, 46 Tackles, 6.5 Tackles for Loss, 1.5 Sacks, 4 QB Hurries, 1 Pass Deflection, 1 Blocked Kick

    2010: 13 Games Played, 23 Tackles, 6.5 Tackles for Loss, 1 QB Hurry

     

    San Francisco needs someone to eventually take over for the 33-year-old Justin Smith eventually. So why not bring in someone who has a comparable level of raw talent that he had coming out? 

    Sharrif Floyd has experience as both the nose tackle and defensive end in Will Muschamp's schemes at Florida. They are very similar to the scheme San Fran runs so it wouldn't shock me to see him come right in and contribute right away.

30) Denver Broncos

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    Defensive End

    Barkevious Mingo

    Louisiana State University

     

    College Stats

    2012: 12 Games Played, 33 Tackles, 5.5 Tackles for Loss, 4.0 Sacks, 12 QB Hurries, 3 Pass Deflections

    2011: 14 Games Played, 46 Tackles, 15.0 Tackles for Loss, 7.0 Sacks, 11 QB Hurries, 1 Fumble Forced, 2 Pass Deflections

    2010: 13 Games Played, 35 Tackles, 5.5 Tackles for Loss, 2.5 Sacks, 4 QB Hurries, 2 Fumbles Forced, 6 Pass Deflections

    2009: Redshirted

     

    Scouting Report (Courtesy NFLMocks.com)

     

    Well yes, Derek Wolfe is a great player. He's better suited as a 3-technique defensive tackle than as a 6- or 7-technique defensive end. By bringing in Barkevious Mingo, the Broncos are able to play both Wolfe and Mingo at their ideal spots.

    On a good note, Mingo doesn't have to start right away either and will work best as someone who can rotate in initially on pass-rushing downs. Once he adds some muscle to his frame, he could very easily turn into a top-notch left end in the Broncos scheme.

31) Atlanta Falcons

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    Defensive End

    Alex Okafor

    University of Texas

     

    College Stats

    2012: 12 Games Played, 53 Tackles, 11.5 Tackles for Loss, 8.0 Sacks, 9 QB Hurries, 3 Fumbles Forced, 1 Pass Deflection, 1 Blocked Kick

    2011: 13 Games Played, 52 Tackles, 12.5 Tackles for Loss, 6.0 Sacks, 13 QB Hurries, 2 Fumbles Forced, 3 Pass Deflections

    2010: 12 Games Played, 27 Tackles, 3.5 Tackles for Loss, 3.5 Sacks, 7 QB Hurries, 1 Fumble Forced

    2009: 14 Games Played, 18 Tackles, 2.5 Tackles for Loss, 1.0 Sacks, 2 QB Hurries

     

    Scouting Report (Courtesy NEPatriotsDraft.com)

     

    Alex Okafor is a great fit for the Falcons new defense under Mike Nolan. He's an excellent player who compares favorably to John Abraham. The Falcons need someone to do what Ray Edwards was supposed to do for them—create an actual pass rush opposite Abraham.

    Okafor is a top notch player all around and could end up going much earlier.

    While he does have a strike against him in an arrest for "failure to obey," it's the same thing Abraham got in trouble for earlier this year and won't be something that keeps him off the Falcons board.

32) Houston Texans

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    Linebacker

    Chase Thomas

    Stanford University

     

    College Stats

    2012: 13 Games Played, 71 Tackles, 15.5 Tackles for Loss, 7.5 Sacks, 5 QB Hurries, 1 Interception, 1 Fumble Forced, 1 Fumble Recovered, 4 Pass Deflections, 1 Defensive Touchdown

    2011: 13 Games Played, 52 Tackles, 17.5 Tackles for Loss, 8.5 Sacks, 4 QB Hurries, 5 Fumbles Forced

    2010: 13 Games Played, 69 Tackles, 11.0 Tackles for Loss, 7.0 Sacks, 4 QB Hurries, 1 Interception, 1 Fumble Forced, 3 Pass Deflections

    2009: 13 Games Played, 36 Tackles, 7.0 Tackles for Loss, 4.0 Sacks, 2 Fumbles Forced, 1 Blocked Kick

    2008: Redshirted

     

    Scouting Report (Courtesy WalterFootball.com)

     

    Brian Cushing, Brooks Reed and Whitney Mercilus are all under contract for 2013. However, Connor Barwin isn't, and the Texans still need someone who can play next to Cushing on the interior of their defense.

    Chase Thomas is an intelligent, all-around talent who can do it all from either the outside or inside linebacker spots in the 3-4 or 4-3. He can also play defensive end in pass-rushing situations and is also a leader on and off the field.

     

    All stats used are either from Pro Football Focus's Premium StatsESPN.com, CFBStats.com or NFL.com. 

    Scott Carasik is a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report. He covers the Atlanta Falcons, NFL and NFL Draft. He is also the Falcons analyst at Drafttek, runs the NFL Draft Website ScarDraft.com and hosts Kvetching Draftniks Radio.

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