2013 NFL Mock Draft: Buy or Sell Each First-Round Pick as a Franchise Savior

Jon DoveContributor IJanuary 9, 2013

2013 NFL Mock Draft: Buy or Sell Each First-Round Pick as a Franchise Savior

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    The defining characteristics of a franchise savior vary according to the team and its needs.

    It's also important to keep in mind that the so-called savior can change from year to year. The upcoming slides determine if each pick in the 2013 mock NFL draft could save the franchise.

    Each team is in a different state, which is why the addition of an offensive guard could be deemed the savior of one team, while an elite prospect selected in the top five picks could be seen as only a complementary piece.

No. 1 Kansas City Chiefs

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    Pick: Geno Smith, quarterback, West Virginia

    Franchise Savior: Buying

    Looking at the Kansas City Chiefs roster, it's easy to spot the depth and talent. However, the need at the quarterback position makes most of that talent useless. This is why West Virginia's Geno Smith has a chance to be the franchise's savior.

    Smith might not have the same type of talent as Andrew Luck or Robert Griffin III, but he has the tools to be successful in the NFL. Because of the talent across the Chiefs roster, Smith won't be asked to do as much as other rookie quarterbacks.

    It also helps that he'll have Andy Reid, a good offensive mind, working with him from the beginning of his career.

    Don't rule out the possibility that Smith, just like Luck, can help lead the Chiefs to a playoff berth in his rookie season.

No. 2 Jacksonville Jaguars

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    Pick: Jarvis Jones, linebacker, Georgia

    Franchise Savior: Selling

    Georgia's Jarvis Jones is an extremely talented pass-rusher. However, the Jacksonville Jaguars need much more than a pass-rusher to fix their problems. This team needs to figure out the issues at quarterback before they can compete for a playoff spot.

    Jones is a nice piece to the puzzle and will help the defense take a step forward. But his impact won't be enough to turn Blaine Gabbert into a franchise quarterback.

    The outcome of the Jaguars' coaching situation will play a role in this pick. If the franchise gets better leadership, Jones' addition could have a greater impact. It's possible to win in the NFL with a strong defense. Just look at the San Francisco 49ers.

No. 3 Oakland Raiders

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    Pick: Star Lotulelei, defensive tackle, Utah

    Franchise Savior: Buying

    The Oakland Raiders need a young difference-maker to build around, and that could be on either side of the ball. Utah's Star Lotulelei has the disruptiveness and versatility to be that player.

    Adding Lotulelei gives the Raiders a force in the middle of the defense who can stuff the run and wreak havoc in the backfield. That type of player helps make those around better, as it forces opponents to commit more blockers to handle him.

    Raiders football also comes with an attitude that needs to be fostered. Lotulelei's non-stop motor and powerful play would give the defense a nasty feel.

No. 4 Philadelphia Eagles

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    Pick: Taylor Lewan, offensive tackle, Michigan

    Franchise Savior: Buying

    The Philadelphia Eagles' season fell apart once the injuries along the offensive line started to pile up. This resulted in Michael Vick having to deal with a ton of pressure, which turned into turnovers and injuries. These issues continued to persist even when Nick Foles took over.

    Michigan's Taylor Lewan is a well-rounded prospect capable of making an impact in the running and passing games. His combination of athleticism and nasty streak is what allows him to contribute in all areas. The Eagles' top playmaker is LeSean McCoy, so adding an offensive lineman capable of opening running lanes makes sense.

    Lewan is battling Texas A&M's Luke Joeckel to be the first offensive tackle off the board. Joeckel has the greater upside of the two, but Lewan is a more well-rounded and finished product. Teams will only favor Joeckel because he's a better pass-blocker and because they feel his run-blocking ability can improve.

    UPDATE: With the news of Lewan returning to Michigan for his Senior season, the Eagles will have to look in a different direction. The most likely scenario is that they'll look towards upgrading the offensive line with Texas A&M's Luke Joeckel.

No. 5 Detroit Lions

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    Pick: Dee Milliner, cornerback, Alabama

    Franchise Savior: Selling

    Alabama's Dee Milliner would represent a major upgrade to the Detroit Lions secondary. However, this team will only go as far as Matthew Stafford and the offense take them. Detroit's secondary actually ranked in the middle of the pack, allowing 223 yards per game.

    This shows that the team's struggles this season had a lot to do with Stafford's drop in passing touchdowns. Detroit earned a playoff berth in 2011 when Stafford threw 41 touchdown passes, but dropped to only four wins when he threw 20 touchdowns.

    Milliner's size and athleticism will only make the Lions secondary more successful. He'll give them someone capable of lining up on a team's top target and providing solid coverage. His impact will be noticeable, but not something that will save the franchise.

No. 6 Cleveland Browns

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    Pick: Dion Jordan, defensive end, Oregon

    Franchise Savior: Selling

    The Cleveland Browns are in a similar situation to many other teams. They must figure out their quarterback situation before they can take a step forward. Cleveland's situation is even more cloudy because of the head coaching vacancy.

    Oregon's Dion Jordan won't help the quarterback situation, but he has the potential to help the defense develop into one of the NFL's better units. Cleveland's defense has a lot of young talent, but it lack a consistent pass rush.

    Jordan's quickness off the line, long arms and non-stop motor make him a dangerous pass-rusher. His addition would give the Browns a young and talented defensive line that features Jabaal Sheard, Phil Taylor, Ahtyba Rubin, John Hughes and Billy Winn.

No. 7 Arizona Cardinals

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    Pick: Luke Joeckel, offensive tackle, Texas A&M

    Franchise Savior: Buying

    Before the Arizona Cardinals can even consider fixing their quarterback problems, they must address the offensive line. This group allowed a league-high 58 sacks this past season. Quarterbacks Kevin Kolb, John Skelton, Ryan Lindley and Brian Hoyer never had the necessary time to locate open targets.

    Texas A&M's Luke Joeckel is the best pass-protecting offensive tackle in this draft. He's a good athlete who keeps his hands up while he shuffles to the edge. His quick feet and good change-of-direction ability allow him to handle most pass-rush moves.

    Adding Joeckel would give the Cardinals the ability to bring in a young quarterback and allow him to develop behind a solid offensive line. As we've seen with David Carr, a young quarterback's career can be damaged by constant pressure.

    Update: With the Philadelphia Eagles likely looking in the direction of Joeckel, the Cardinals are in a tough position. If there's no solid offensive line prospect on the board they could reach for a quarterback or look for a pass rusher. Someone like Texas A&M's Damontre Moore would be a nice fit opposite Sam Acho.

No. 8 Buffalo Bills

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    Pick: Bjoern Werner, defensive end, Florida State

    Franchise Savior: Selling

    The Buffalo Bills are another team that must address the quarterback position before they could feel good about the direction of the franchise. However, they'd be taking a major risk pulling the trigger on one of the quarterback prospects left on the board.

    Tyler Wilson, Mike Glennon, Matt Barkley and Ryan Nassib all have their share of issues and would represent more value in the second round. It's also possible Buffalo could trade back into the first round to land a quarterback.

    This doesn't mean that Florida State's Bjoern Werner wouldn't be a great addition. He just isn't the answer to the team's most pressing issue.

    Adding Werner would allow the Bills to move on from the poor decision to sign defensive end Mark Anderson. They gave him a sizable contract based on his one solid year with the New England Patriots. This past season he quickly reverted back to his old form.

    Werner is a quick and talented pass-rusher who does a good job attacking the edge. He'd be an upgrade over Anderson and help take attention away from defensive end Mario Williams.

No. 9 New York Jets

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    Pick: Damontre Moore, defensive end/outside linebacker, Texas A&M

    Franchise Savior: Selling

    Texas A&M's Damontre Moore has the ability to boost the New York Jets pass rush. However, this team needs more than a pass-rusher to fix its issues. New York needs to first find a capable general manager and figure out its quarterback situation.

    The way the new general manager handles the Mark Sanchez/Tim Tebow situation will determine the future of this franchise. Another season dealing with the drama it went through this season could set back the organization a few years.

    As far as Moore is concerned, he's a versatile player capable of playing defensive end and outside linebacker. His quick burst and long arms give him the ability to employ a wide range of pass-rush moves. New York's defense needs an upgrade over Bryan Thomas and Calvin Pace at the outside linebacker spot.

No. 10 Tennessee Titans

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    Pick: Chance Warmack, guard, Alabama

    Franchise Savior: Selling

    Jake Locker is the only player on the Tennessee Titans roster capable of saving the franchise. His development will determine whether the Titans needs to start rethinking the quarterback situation.

    Adding an elite guard like Alabama's Chance Warmack will have a positive impact on Locker. It will help the Titans establish a more consistent running attack, as well as provide better pass protection in the middle of the line.

    The issue is that Warmack won't be able to improve Locker's consistency and accuracy.

No. 11 San Diego Chargers

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    Pick: Eric Fisher, offensive tackle, Central Michigan

    Franchise Savior: Buying

    Central Michigan's Eric Fisher is a fast-rising prospect who has a chance to make a bigger move during the week of practice at the Senior Bowl. He also gets a bump because of the reported decision of Texas A&M's Jake Matthews to return to school.

    Fisher does a good job in all aspects of the game. He can open running lanes and hold up against all types of pass-rushers. This past season showed the San Diego Chargers that they need to find a long-term solution at right tackle.

    Jared Gaither's injury history makes him too unreliable. Philip Rivers doesn't have the athleticism to overcome another season of poor offensive-line play.

    Rivers is still an elite talent, but he needs the right pieces in place to succeed. Adding Fisher would be a major piece to the puzzle.

No. 12 Miami Dolphins

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    Pick: Barkevious Mingo, defensive end/linebacker, LSU

    Franchise Savior: Selling

    The Miami Dolphins' biggest need is at wide receiver, but it'd be a stretch to take one of the available prospects here at No. 12. Miami's need at wide receiver is so important, because Ryan Tannehill must be surrounded with the pieces needed to succeed.

    Someone like California's Keenan Allen could be in the mix for this spot, but there's also good depth at wide receiver in this draft. This means Miami could use one of its two second-round picks to add a wide receiver.

    LSU's Barkevious Mingo wouldn't be a wasted pick, as the Dolphins do need another pass-rusher. His quickness off the edge makes him a threat to top the double-digit sack mark as a rookie. Defensive end Cameron Wake continues to produce at a high level, but he'd be more successful with someone to draw away some blockers.

No. 13 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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    Pick: Johnthan Banks, cornerback, Mississippi State

    Franchise Savior: Buying

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers took a risk when they signed Eric Wright to a big-money deal. This is because he never played better than slightly above-average football. It's now obvious that he isn't the answer to the Buccaneers' secondary problems.

    However, Mississippi State's Johnthan Banks could instantly improve the cornerback position.

    Banks is an excellent all-around player. He has an aggressive playing style in the run and passing games. Banks isn't afraid to come up and support the run, or blitz the quarterback off the edge. He shows that same type of physical play in coverage.

    This hard-nosed playing style is something that coach Greg Schiano will instantly love.

    Tampa Bay's defense had an odd season, finishing No. 1 against the run and last against the pass. It's easy to see that adding talent at the cornerback position would make a lot of sense.

No. 14 Carolina Panthers

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    Pick: Sylvester Williams, defensive tackle, North Carolina

    Franchise Savior: Buying

    The Carolina Panthers defense showed real improvement this season, but it could use a bigger presence in the middle. North Carolina's Sylvester Williams features the size to stuff the run and the quickness to wreak havoc in the backfield.

    His addition would give the Panthers someone capable of disrupting the flow of an offense. It would also help create cleaner lanes to the football for linebacker Luke Kuechly.

    Having a more consistent defense will also help take pressure off Cam Newton. He won't have to worry about putting a ton of points on the board to keep pace with the other team. That type of pressure is what tends to lead to poor decisions and forced throws.

No. 15 New Orleans Saints

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    Pick: Ezekiel Ansah, defensive end, BYU

    Franchise Savior: Buying

    The New Orleans Saints offense will continue to perform at a high level as long as Drew Brees is under center. This means the Saints need to improve the play of the defense to get back in the playoff hunt.

    BYU's Ezekiel Ansah's pass-rush ability is the skill set that could immediately help this defense.

    New Orleans has Cameron Jordan and Will Smith at defensive end, but neither proved this past season to be a consistent pass-rush threat. Ansah's quick first step and good hand usage gives him a wide array of ways to get to the quarterback.

    Ansah would be a great fit opposite Jordan, who is a much more well-rounded defensive end. The Saints could let Ansah focus on rushing the passer, and Jordan on setting the edge against the run.

No. 16 St. Louis Rams

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    Pick: Keenan Allen, wide receiver, California

    Franchise Savior: Buying

    California's Keenan Allen features the size, strong hands and speed needed to develop into a true No. 1 receiver. He's also a fearless competitor who isn't afraid to go across the middle or get physical with a defensive back. The St. Louis Rams need a big-bodied target like Allen to help Sam Bradford develop.

    Over the past few seasons, St. Louis has looked to fill its holes at wide receiver with other teams' castoffs and mid-round draft picks. So far that strategy hasn't produced a true No. 1 target for Bradford. It's time it invests a first-round pick to fill this need.

    As we've see this season with the Bears' Jay Cutler and Brandon Marshall, a quarterback's best friend is a target capable of making plays even when dealing with extra coverage. Allen has the skill set to develop into that type of a playmaker.

No. 17 Pittsburgh Steelers

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    Pick: Manti Te'o, linebacker, Notre Dame

    Franchise Savior: Selling

    Notre Dame's Manti Te'o was exposed a little in the national championship game by a dominant Alabama offensive line. He struggled getting off blocks, cleanly flowing to the football and making tackles in space. However, this one game doesn't completely erode four years of solid play.

    Te'o needs to repair his draft stock, but the Pittsburgh Steelers are a team smart enough to look past the outcome of one game. His leadership and non-stop motor fit the type of player the Steelers look for on defense.

    He'd be an excellent replacement for Larry Foote and fit in next to Lawrence Timmons. Pittsburgh's strong defensive line would help Te'o find clean lanes to the football. It would also allow him to step right into a thriving defensive culture.

    His addition wouldn't save the franchise, as that role belongs to the offensive line. Pittsburgh needs that group to remain healthy, open running lanes and protect Ben Roethlisberger.

No. 18 Dallas Cowboys

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    Pick: Sheldon Richardson, defensive line, Missouri

    Franchise Savior: Selling

    Injuries took their toll on the Dallas Cowboys defense this past season, but there are a few areas still in need of improvement—including defensive end, where Marcus Spears, Jason Hatcher and Kenyon Coleman are nothing more than solid players.

    Missouri's Sheldon Richardson has the combination of athleticism and strength to be a difference-maker in the NFL. He does a good job anchoring against the run and working his way into the backfield.

    Richardson would give the Cowboys someone opposing offenses would need to game-plan for each week. Having a defender capable of that type of impact can do a lot to help the rest of the unit play at a higher level.

    The issue is that only Tony Romo can save this franchise. There's not much of an argument to be made against Romo's stranglehold on that title.

No. 19 New York Giants

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    Pick: Khaseem Greene, linebacker, Rutgers

    Franchise Savior: Buying

    The New York Giants defense has survived with Michael Boley, Chase Blackburn and Mathias Kiwanuka as the keys to their linebacker corps. Surviving isn't the same as excelling, and New York must consider upgrading the talent level of this group.

    Rutgers' Khaseem Greene would immediately become the most explosive member of this unit.

    Greene is versatile and capable of playing either inside or outside linebacker. It's his explosiveness, tenacity and strong instincts that make him such a special player. He also brings an attitude to the field that impacts the entire defense.

    This isn't a player who just looks to make a tackle. He wants to deliver a powerful hit and also create a turnover.

    New York hasn't had this type of talent at linebacker for several years.

No. 20 Chicago Bears

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    Pick: Cordarrelle Patterson, wide receiver, Tennessee

    Franchise Savior: Buying

    The Chicago Bears offense had another poor season, and it cost Lovie Smith his job as head coach. Outside of the offensive line problems, Chicago's other issue was its lack of a playmaker other than Brandon Marshall. Marshall finished with 89 more receptions and 1,133 more yards than the next receiver on the roster.

    Alshon Jeffery showed some promise, but his presence isn't enough to dramatically increase the production of the offense. This is why an explosive athlete like Tennessee's Cordarrelle Patterson could make a major impact.

    Patterson showed this past season that he boasts the speed that allows him to score from anywhere on the field. Tennessee used him in multiple roles, and Patterson routinely picked up big chunks of yardage. He does need time to develop as a route-runner, but his upside is through the roof.

No. 21 Cincinnati Bengals

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    Pick: Tony Jefferson, safety, Oklahoma

    Franchise Savior: Selling

    The Cincinnati Bengals have made two straight playoff appearances because of the play of their defense. They were quickly sent back both years because of the struggles of Andy Dalton. This shows that Dalton is the only one capable of being the franchise savior.

    However, a versatile safety like Oklahoma's Tony Jefferson would help ensure that the defense continues to hold up its part of the bargain. Cincinnati has survived with Chris Crocker and Nate Clemons filling in at one of the safety spots, but neither possesses the same upside as Jefferson.

    The Bengals could help Dalton by adding an explosive playmaker at running back. This makes someone like Alabama's Eddie Lacy a candidate to land in this spot. However, he's more of a second-round prospect.

    The Bengals own the Oakland Raiders' second-round pick, so that's where they could draft a running back.

No. 22 St. Louis Rams (from Washington)

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    Pick: Jonathan Cooper, guard, North Carolina

    Franchise Savior: Selling

    The St. Louis Rams have holes along the offensive line that need attention. North Carolina's Jonathan Cooper would represent an immediate upgrade at left guard. His ability to open running lanes would fit nicely with Jeff Fisher's style of play.

    However, he doesn't fit the role of a franchise savior. The Rams' offensive line needs are more acute at tackle. They could use an upgrade at both the left- and right-tackle spots. Unfortunately, there are not many first-round-worthy tackle prospects in this draft.

    It'd be a reach to pull the trigger on someone like Alabama's D.J. Fluker, Oklahoma's Lane Johnson or Syracuse's Justin Pugh. St. Louis would be better off waiting until the second round to address its need at tackle.

No. 23 Minnesota Vikings

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    Pick: DeAndre Hopkins, wide receiver, Clemson

    Franchise Savior: Buying

    The Minnesota Vikings can't count on Adrian Peterson to rush for 2,000 yards every year. They need to bolster the explosiveness of the passing game. Clemson's DeAndre Hopkins would give the Vikings another weapon and be a nice complement to Percy Harvin.

    Hopkins is an aggressive player who always attacks the ball at its highest point. This and his long arms are why he plays much taller than his listed height suggests. He fits well with Harvin because he can make plays even when faced with double coverage.

    Minnesota doesn't need another wide receiver who needs a specific game plan to reach his full potential.

No. 24 Indianapolis Colts

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    Pick: Dallas Thomas, guard/tackle, Tennessee

    Franchise Savior: Buying

    Andrew Luck had a great season for the Indianapolis Colts, but he took too many big hits. Indianapolis must quickly improve its offensive line if it hopes to keep Luck healthy.

    Tennessee's Dallas Thomas is a versatile lineman capable of playing either guard or tackle.

    That Indianapolis has needs at several spots along the offensive line makes Thomas' versatility a real asset.

    Indianapolis could also use help on defense. However, it managed to make a playoff appearance this season with a shaky defense. The main goal for this franchise is protecting and fostering the development of Luck.

No. 25 Seattle Seahawks

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    Pick: Tavon Austin, wide receiver, West Virginia

    Franchise Savior: Buying

    The Seattle Seahawks don't have many holes on their roster, but they could use an upgrade at wide receiver. It would make sense for them to target a creative player like West Virginia's Tavon Austin.

    Austin's ability to create in space and turn a short pass into a big gain would help Russell Wilson. It's tough to routinely ask a quarterback to attack the sidelines and deep down the field. Having someone capable of turning a wide receiver screen into a touchdown is important.

    Adding this element to the offense could help prevent a sophomore slump from Wilson. Seattle's success  depends heavily on the further development of Wilson.

No. 26 Baltimore Ravens

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    Pick: Kenny Vaccaro, safety, Texas

    Franchise Savior: Selling

    The Baltimore Ravens have a lot of work to do this offseason in replacing some of their aging stars on defense. Ray Lewis has already announced his retirement, and it doesn't look like Ed Reed is much further behind him. The problem is that this defense can't be rebuilt by adding just one player.

    This is why Texas' Kenny Vaccaro is only a piece of the puzzle and not the savior of the franchise. Vaccaro has a lot of the same skills as Reed. He's an aggressive defender who comes up and supports the run. Vaccaro also has the instincts to read the quarterback and make a play on the ball.

    By adding Vaccaro, the Ravens will at least have a long-term plan in place to fill in for one of their defensive stars.

No. 27 Green Bay Packers

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    Pick: Tyler Eifert, tight end, Notre Dame

    Franchise Savior: Selling

    The Green Bay Packers' most pressing need is addressing the issues along the offensive line. This group has dealt with a long list of injuries this season, but wasn't playing at a high level when everyone was healthy. Protecting Aaron Rodgers needs to be the team's No. 1 priority.

    With that being said, adding a talented tight end like Notre Dame's Tyler Eifert would give Rodgers yet another weapon. Green Bay could target this position because of the struggles of Jermichael Finley. It's also likely that management isn't pleased with Finley's questionable comments to the media.

    Eifert would make sense because it'd be a reach to pull the trigger on an offensive lineman at this point. The Packers would get better value waiting until the second round.

No. 28 San Francisco 49ers

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    Pick: Jesse Williams, defensive line, Alabama

    Franchise Savior: Selling

    The San Francisco 49ers don't need a franchise savior, they need to add a young player who could actually contribute. San Francisco failed to get a meaningful impact from any of the players it drafted in 2012.

    Alabama's Jesse Williams is an NFL-ready prospect who'll absolutely earn a spot in the 49ers rotation. He is a versatile player capable of playing all three spots along the defensive line. His non-stop motor and tenacity will be immediately noticed by the coaching staff.

    This pick makes a lot of sense because San Francisco needs to start thinking about life after defensive tackle Justin Smith. Williams could be his long-term replacement, or even take over for Isaac Sopoaga at nose tackle.

No. 29 Houston Texans

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    Pick: Xavier Rhodes, cornerback, Florida State

    Franchise Savior: Selling

    It's becoming increasingly apparent that the Houston Texans will only go as far as Matt Schaub will lead them. His success relies on both the consistency of the running game and Andre Johnson finding a way to make plays despite double teams. This is why adding a playmaking wide receiver would make the most sense for this team.

    However, the Texans also are dealing with inconsistency at cornerback. Kareem Jackson and Brandon Harris are solid, but Florida State's Xavier Rhodes brings more upside.

    Rhodes is a physical defender who excels at playing bump-and-run coverage. This style of play would fit well with the Texans' aggressive game plan. Adding Rhodes would also allow Houston to bump Jackson inside to the slot.

No. 30 New England Patriots

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    Pick: Johnathan Hankins, defensive tackle, Ohio State

    Franchise Savior: Selling

    The New England Patriots landed Vince Wilfork in a similar manner, selecting him with the 21st pick in the 2004 draft. He used that as motivation to become a dominant player. Without Wilfork in the lineup, the Patriots defense wouldn't have been so successful over the years.

    Adding Johnathan Hankins wouldn't represent a saving of the franchise, but it would be more about adding the best available player. This strategy is used by teams that look to sustain success, and it works for the Patriots because Tom Brady can overcome most issues.

    If New England wanted to focus on addressing a need, it would likely target offensive linemen, wide receivers or a pass-rusher.

No. 31 Denver Broncos

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    Pick: Logan Ryan, cornerback, Rutgers

    Franchise Savior: Selling

    The Denver Broncos are in the position that no one player, other than Peyton Manning, could be considered the savior of the franchise. This is because they have a wide range of talent at several positions.

    However, a talented cornerback like Rutgers' Logan Ryan would help lessen the blow when Champ Bailey decides to retire. It's also important to note that it's impossible to have enough good defensive backs. This is especially true when a team has Manning forcing opponents to keep pace with his scoring.

    I originally had this pick as Arizona State's Will Sutton, but he decided to return to school.

No. 32 Atlanta Falcons

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    Pick: Alex Okafor, defensive end, Texas

    Franchise Savior: Buying

    The Atlanta Falcons are set on offense, so it's important they spend this offseason addressing the defense. Finding a pass-rusher to complement and eventually replace John Abraham should be the No. 1 priority.

    Texas' Alex Okafor is a solid edge rusher who boasts the quickness and change-of-direction ability to make an instant impact. When working from a two-point stance, Okafor quickly gets off the ball and maintains leverage throughout the play.

    Adding him to the mix now would allow Okafor to spend time learning from Abraham. Finding balance will be a key to the Falcons' ability to remain atop the NFC.

2013 Second-Round Mock Draft

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    33. Jacksonville Jaguars: Matt Barkley, quarterback, USC

    34. Kansas City Chiefs: Arthur Brown, linebacker, Kansas State

    35. Philadelphia Eagles: Eric Reid, safety, LSU

    36. Detroit Lions: Sam Montgomery, defensive end, LSU

    37. Cincinnati Bengals (OAK): Eddie Lacy, running back, Alabama

    38. Arizona Cardinals: Tyler Wilson, quarterback, Arkansas

    39. New York Jets: Mike Glennon, quarterback, N.C. State

    40. Tennessee Titans: Matt Elam, Safety, Florida

    41. Buffalo Bills: Ryan Nassib, quarterback, Syracuse

    42. Miami Dolphins: Jordan Poyer, cornerback, Oregon State

    43. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: James Gayle, defensive end, Virginia Tech

    44. Carolina Panthers: Stedman Bailey, wide receiver, West Virginia

    45. San Diego Chargers: Jordan Reed, tight end, Florida

    46. St. Louis Rams: D.J. Fluker, offensive tackle, Alabama

    47. Dallas Cowboys: John Jenkins, nose tackle, Georgia

    48. Pittsburgh Steelers: Jordan Matthews, wide receiver, Vanderbilt

    49. New York Giants: Kyle Long, tackle/guard, Oregon

    50. Chicago Bears: Lane Johnson, offensive tackle, Oklahoma

    51. Washington Redskins: Alec Ogletree, linebacker, Georgia

    52. Minnesota Vikings: Corey Lemonier, defensive end, Auburn

    53. Cincinnati Bengals: Kevin Minter, linebacker, LSU

    54. Miami Dolphins (from Indy): Quinton Patton, wide receiver, La. Tech

    55. Baltimore Ravens: Sharrif Floyd, defensive line, Florida

    56. Green Bay Packers: Barrett Jones, center/guard, Alabama

    57. Seattle Seahawks: Larry Warford, guard, Kentucky

    58. Houston Texans: Brian Winters, guard/tackle, Kent State

    59. San Francisco 49ers: Bacarri Rambo, safety, Georgia

    60. New England Patriots: Robert Woods, wide receiver, USC

    61. Atlanta Falcons: Brennan Williams, offensive tackle, North Carolina

    62. Denver Broncos: Justin Gilbert, cornerback, Oklahoma State