2013 NFL Mock Draft: Projecting All 32 First-Round Picks Before Free Agency

Danny FlynnSenior Analyst IMarch 5, 2013

2013 NFL Mock Draft: Projecting All 32 First-Round Picks Before Free Agency

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    The NFL Combine has come and gone, yet we're still no closer to figuring out who the first pick of the 2013 NFL Draft is going to be. 

    Since there's no clear-cut top overall prospect in this year's draft like there was last year with Andrew Luck, it's still tough to say which direction Kansas City could be leaning. However, now that the Chiefs have traded for QB Alex Smith, re-signed WR Dwayne Bowe and given the franchise tag to OT Branden Albert, the picture is starting to get a little clearer.

    What the Chiefs decide to do in free agency will likely give us a better indication of what they're intending to do in the draft. But they're just one of many teams whose needs will likely change during the free agency period.

    A lot can still change between now and April 25th. But at this point, here's a look at the current projections for all 32 first-round picks along with complete position rankings for the 2013 NFL Draft.

With the 1st Pick, the Kansas City Chiefs Select...

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    Sharrif Floyd, DT/DE, Florida

    Andy Reid knows the value of building a defensive line through the draft, which is why he drafted six defensive linemen in the first round during his time in Philadelphia. 

    He could look to start off his tenure in Kansas City in similar fashion, especially since the Chiefs need to improve their defensive end situation.

    Sharrif Floyd is the type of versatile and supremely gifted interior force, who showed all the skills it takes to be a standout 3-4 defensive end in the NFL. The 6'3'', 297-pound former All-American high school recruit would form a terrific tandem with NT Dontari Poe, which Kansas City could build its defense around for the future.

With the 2nd Pick, the Jacksonville Jaguars Select...

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    Dion Jordan, DE/OLB, Oregon

    One of the top offseason priorities for new Jacksonville head coach Gus Bradley and GM David Caldwell will be to figure out how to improve a pass rush that generated just 20 sacks in 2012, which was the lowest total in the NFL.

    Luckily for the Jaguars, there are plenty of intriguing pass-rushing prospects in the 2013 draft class. The team should have a shot at the best of them, Oregon's Dion Jordan, with the second overall pick. 

    The 6'6'', 248-pound Jordan is a long, lean and highly athletic former tight end, who has the size and speed to develop into a dangerous edge-rusher in the NFL.

With the 3rd Pick, the Oakland Raiders Select...

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    Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia

    The Raiders have some glaring issues on defense that they need to correct, but first, they must find a starting quarterback that can come in and stabilize an offense that averaged just 18 points per game in 2012.

    Carson Palmer is clearly not the player that Oakland was hoping he would be. Terrelle Pryor is an intriguing athlete, but there are still questions about whether he's really an NFL-caliber passer. 

    That's why the Raiders could become enamored with this year's top quarterback prospect, West Virginia's Geno Smith, who has the size, athleticism, arm strength and overall intangibles to develop into a highly successful starter in the pros.

    Reggie McKenzie and Dennis Allen don't want to risk failing in Oakland with the leftover quarterbacks from the previous regime. They're going to want their own quarterback to build around. If they believe Smith can be their franchise signal-caller of the future, there's no reason the Raiders shouldn't take him.

With the 4th Pick, the Philadelphia Eagles Select...

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    Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M

    One of the main reasons the Eagles struggled so much in 2012 was the poor play of their offensive line. The struggling unit will certainly need to be strengthened in the offseason. 

    The problem is that the team's two projected starting offensive tackles—Todd Herremans and Jason Peters—are both on the wrong side of 30, and neither appears to be a good fit for Chip Kelly's offense. 

    Philadelphia needs a young, athletic tackle that can thrive in a zone-blocking scheme. This year's top tackle prospect, Texas A&M's Luke Joeckel, fits that mold. Joeckel is a young standout blocker that the Eagles can rebuild their offensive line around.

With the 5th Pick, the Detroit Lions Select...

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    Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama

    The Lions will likely address their defense with their first-round pick, since they have some huge holes to fill at both defensive end and cornerback.

    Detroit could take an interest in one of the top pass-rushing prospects. However, if this year’s premier cornerback prospect, Alabama’s Dee Milliner, is available, he would be almost impossible to pass up.

    Milliner has all the traits you look for in a true No. 1 cornerback. In his first year as a full-time starter in 2012, the speedy 6’0’’, 201-pound junior ranked first in the nation with 20 pass breakups. Plus, he showed that he has the instincts and coverage ability to handle playing in both zone and man coverage.

With the 6th Pick, the Cleveland Browns Select...

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    Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia

    The Browns will be switching to a base 3-4 defensive scheme under new head coach Rob Chudzinski. That means the team will likely be searching for some new personnel to fit the system this offseason. 

    Cleveland already has an intriguing young pass-rusher in Jabaal Sheard, but more help is still needed on the outside. 

    Jarvis Jones is the type of game-changing impact defender who dominated during his two seasons at Georgia, totaling 25 sacks and 44 tackles for loss. Jones and Sheard would form a lethal pass-rushing duo that could really help elevate Cleveland's defense to the next level. 

With the 7th Pick, the Arizona Cardinals Select...

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    Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan

    Before Arizona can find its quarterback of the future, the Cardinals must first figure out how to improve an offensive line, which gave up a league-leading 58 sacks this past season.

    Drafting a stellar young lineman such as Central Michigan’s Eric Fisher would certainly help to fortify the team’s front-five.

    The 6’7’’, 306-pound tackle has the size, strength, quick feet, toughness and tenacity to develop into an impact leader in the trenches. Whoever ends up as Arizona’s future starting quarterback would be happy to have someone like Fisher protecting them.

With the 8th Pick, the Buffalo Bills Select...

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    Jonathan Cyprien, SS, FIU

    The Bills used their franchise tag on free safety Jairus Byrd, who was arguably the team's top defender in 2012. However, they could still use an upgrade at the other safety position.

    Jonathan Cyprien is this year's most intriguing safety prospect. The 6'0'', 217-pound strong safety has caused quite a buzz and has flown up draft boards after a spectacular showing at the Senior Bowl. 

    Cyprien is an experienced and polished four-year starter, who improved each and every season at FIU. He's got the talent to come in and make an immediate impact as a rookie starter. He and Byrd would make an excellent safety duo in Buffalo.

With the 9th Pick, the New York Jets Select...

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    Chance Warmack, OG, Alabama

    The Jets' two starting offensive guards, Brandon Moore and Matt Slauson, will be free agents this offseason. Due to the team's cap problems it's unlikely that New York will be able to re-sign both of them, and there's even a chance that both may leave.

    If that happens, the team will likely be hoping that this year's top offensive guard prospect, Alabama's Chance Warmack, will drop down to the ninth pick.

    The 6'2'', 317-pound Warmack is a big, powerful and physical run-blocker, who has proven himself against some of the best competition that college football has to offer during his three years as a starter in the SEC.

With the 10th Pick, the Tennessee Titans Select...

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    Jonathan Cooper, OG, North Carolina

    Chris Johnson's production has dropped significantly since he signed a huge contract two years ago. However, you can't put the blame squarely on Johnson's shoulders, considering the Titans offensive line hasn't exactly been opening up big holes for him to burst through. 

    Tennessee needs to add better blockers this offseason, especially in the interior where 35-year-old Steve Hutchinson is on his last legs and Leroy Harris is set to be a free agent. 

    North Carolina's Jonathan Cooper is an experienced four-year starter who could come in and immediately help solve the team's problems in trenches.

With the 11th Pick, the San Diego Chargers Select...

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    Keenan Allen, WR, California

    San Diego currently has one of the weakest wide receiver corps in the NFL. That's one of the key reasons why QB Philip Rivers experienced such a disappointing slump in 2012. 

    If the Chargers want Rivers to bounce back next season, they're going to have to find him a true No. 1 receiving weapon, because the duo of Malcolm Floyd and Danario Alexander simply isn't going to cut it.

    Cal's Keenan Allen is a big, athletic and polished playmaker, who would form a perfect passing tandem with Rivers in San Diego. The 6'2'', 206-pound Alllen enjoyed a highly productive collegiate career, and he showed that he could be a true go-to target.

With the 12th Pick, the Miami Dolphins Select...

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    Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State

    Miami's defensive backfield is one of the team's weakest units. The Dolphins need to strengthen their secondary this offseason, which means we could see them use their first-round pick on a top defensive back such as Florida State's Xavier Rhodes. 

    Rhodes may still be noticeably raw and unrefined. However, he's also one of the most impressive physical specimens in this year's draft. He's clearly got the potential to become a star corner in the NFL.

    The big, athletic 6'1'', 210-pound former Seminole has the size-speed combination to matchup with any type of receiver that lines up in front of him.

With the 13th Pick, the Tampa Bay Bucs Select..

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    Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah

    One of the most interesting storylines to follow between now and NFL draft weekend will involve highly touted Utah DT Star Lotulelei, who didn't work out at the combine due to a medical condition, which reportedly involves his heart.

    If further tests reveal that nothing major is wrong, Lotulelei should still be a top 15 pick when all is said and done. The massive 6'2'', 311-pound tackle is one of the best run-stuffers to emerge from the college ranks in years. 

    One team that would likely love to draft him is Tampa Bay. The Bucs ranked first in the NFL in run defense last season, but their line could experience a big blow if Roy Miller leaves in free agency as expected.

With the 14th Pick, the Carolina Panthers Select...

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    Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri

    In a recent interview with WFNZ's "The Drive," Carolina's top receiver Steve Smith said that he hopes the Panthers take Sheldon Richardson with their first-round pick. 

    Ultimately, Smith's wish might just come true. The defensive tackle position is a key area of need in Carolina, and Richardson is the type of prospect who could come in and instantly give the defense a disruptive penetrator in the interior. 

    The 6'2'', 294-pound former All-American high school recruit put together an outstanding junior campaign in 2012. He totaled 75 tackles, including 39 solo stops, 10.5 tackles for loss and four sacks.

With the 15th Pick, the New Orleans Saints Select...

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    Kenny Vaccaro, FS, Texas

    New Orleans had one of the worst defenses in NFL history in 2012. The secondary, which ranked second to last in the NFL in pass defense, was one of the main culprits. The poor play of safeties Roman Harper and Malcolm Jenkins was one of the main reasons for the unit's struggles. 

    The Saints clearly need to find more help in the back end of their defense. Drafting a safety such as Texas' Kenny Vaccaro could be the perfect solution. 

    Vaccaro was a three-year starter and a key team leader for the Longhorns defense. The 6'0'', 214-pound free safety showed that he's capable of making plenty of impact plays in the defensive backfield.

With the 16th Pick, the St. Louis Rams Select...

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    Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma

    St. Louis' offensive line improved in 2012 after a horrendous showing the year before. However, the Rams' front-five certainly wasn't great this past season—the unit allowed 35 sacks and 81 quarterback hits. 

    There's certainly still more work that needs to be done in the trenches, which is why the team could use one of its two first-round picks on an offensive lineman. 

    Oklahoma's Lane Johnson is the type of ultra-athletic left tackle, who could be a perfect blindside protector for QB Sam Bradford. Adding a tackle like Johnson would allow Rodger Saffold to move to guard, where he would seem to be a better fit.

With the 17th Pick, the Pittsburgh Steelers Select...

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    Ezekiel Ansah, DE/OLB, BYU

    The Steelers will use this year's draft to add some youth to their aging defense. One spot in particular that they're going to have to address is outside linebacker. LaMarr Woodley was criticized by teammates for his poor performance in 2012, and soon-to-be 35-year-old James Harrison also experienced a dramatic drop-off in production as well. 

    Pittsburgh could be looking to find Harrison's eventual successor. The team wouldn't be able to find a more intriguing pass-rushing prospect in this year's draft than Ezekiel Ansah. 

    Ansah has only been playing football since 2010. However, he's the type of spectacular athlete and rare physical specimen who is loaded with potential and upside. 

With the 18th Pick, the Dallas Cowboys Select...

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    Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State

    Dallas will be making the transition from a 3-4 defense to a 4-3 scheme under new defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin. We already know that Demarcus Ware will occupy one of the defensive end positions. However, the Cowboys lack a proper counterpart to Ware on the other side of the line. 

    Florida State's Bjoern Werner is the type of tough, physical and powerful young end, who would be a great complement to the quicker, more athletic Ware.

    The German native is still far from a finished product, but he showed plenty of flashes of his enormous potential during the 2012 season, when he racked up 13 sacks and 18 tackles for loss.

With the 19th Pick, the New York Giants Select...

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    Tank Carradine, DE, Florida State

    It wasn't all that long ago that the Giants had the best group of defensive ends in the NFL. But now, Justin Tuck has become an exercise bike All-Star, and Osi Umenyiora has developed into a grumpy, ineffective afterthought. 

    With Umenyiora likely to leave in free agency, GM Jerry Reese is going to have to find a new young defensive end to pair with budding star Jason Pierre-Paul, because the oft-injured Tuck just can't be relied on anymore. 

    Florida State's Tank Carradine is a big, physical, athletic and versatile pass-rusher who fits the mold of the type of defensive lineman that the Giants love. 

With the 20th Pick, the Chicago Bears Select...

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    D.J. Fluker, OT, Alabama

    Chicago's offensive line has been one of the team's most glaring weak spots for the past few years. This past season, the Bears allowed 44 sacks, which was the eighth highest total in the NFL, and 87 quarterback hits, which was the sixth highest total. 

    There will likely be some shuffling done in the trenches this offseason, which could include shifting right tackle Gabe Carimi inside to guard. If that happens, the team could look to the draft to find a new right tackle. 

    The Bears won't be able to find a better right tackle prospect than Alabama's D.J. Fluker. The 6'5'', 339-pound powerhouse has the size and natural strength to flat out dominate in the running game.

With the 21st Pick, the Cincinnati Bengals Select...

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    Alec Ogletree, ILB/OLB, Georgia

    Two of Cincinnati's three starting linebackers from 2012, Rey Maualuga and Manny Lawson, will be free agents this offseason. It's doubtful that the team will bring both of them back, and there's a chance that neither of them could be back next season.

    If the Bengals lose both 'backers, they could turn to the draft to help stabilize the linebacker corps. 

    Georgia's Alec Ogletree has the size, athleticism and natural instincts to be a Pro Bowl defender in the NFL. He would be a tremendous addition to the Bengals defense. If Ogletree slides down the board due to character concerns, Cincinnati could luck out and get a bargain on a top 10 talent at a need position.

With the 22nd Pick, the St. Louis Rams Select...

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    Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame

    St. Louis needs to continue surrounding QB Sam Bradford with as many quality receiving weapons as possible in order to make sure Bradford reaches his full potential. 

    The Rams may already have a productive pass-catching tight end in Lance Kendricks. However, if they have a shot to land this year's top tight end prospect, Notre Dame's Tyler Eifert, with one of their two first-round picks, it could be too tempting to pass up. 

    The 6'5'', 250-pound Eifert is going to be a matchup nightmare in the NFL. He would provide Bradford with a consistent and reliable receiving target over the middle and underneath.

With the 23rd Pick, the Minnesota Vikings Select...

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    Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee

    If the Vikings want struggling QB Christian Ponder to improve after two lackluster seasons, they're going to need to find the young signal-caller some better receiving options.  

    Tennessee's Cordarrelle Patterson seems like just the type of dangerous offensive weapon that Ponder needs.

    The 6'2'', 216-pound Patterson possesses the size, speed and playmaking ability to become a legitimate No. 1 option in the passing game. During his only season in Knoxville, the explosive pass-catcher ranked second in the country with an average of 18.8 yards per play and he scored 10 touchdowns in four different ways.

With the 24th Pick, the Indianapolis Colts Select...

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    Barkevious Mingo, DE/OLB, LSU

    Indianapolis has parted ways with aging pass-rusher Dwight Freeney, who has been one of the team's key foundation players for over a decade. The Colts will now need to find some new blood to stick on the edge of their 3-4 defensive front. 

    LSU's Barkevious Mingo is one of this year's most intriguing 3-4 rush linebacker prospects. He would be a terrific long-term replacement for Freeney in Indianapolis. 

    Mingo may not be the true top 10 talent that some have made him out to be. But he's the type of freakish athletic specimen who has the potential to grow into a dynamic and explosive edge-rusher in the NFL.

With the 25th Pick, the Seattle Seahawks Select...

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    Datone Jones, DE, UCLA

    Seattle was heavily criticized for taking Bruce Irvin with the 15th pick in last year's draft. But it looks like the Seahawks will get the last laugh, as Irvin appears to be destined to develop into a pass-rushing force.

    Still, that doesn't mean that the Seahawks couldn't use some more help in the pass-rushing department, especially since the status of 31-year-old DE Chris Clemons is still uncertain following an ACL injury.

    Datone Jones is a versatile and talented lineman who played both end and tackle at UCLA. Jones is a former 4-star recruit from Compton, whom Pete Carroll offered a scholarship to back in 2008. 

With the 26th Pick, the Green Bay Packers Select...

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    Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington

    Green Bay is going to have to go searching for some help in the defensive backfield this offseason because the Packers simply do not have a true No. 1 cornerback on their current roster.

    The team could turn to the 2013 draft to help stabilize the secondary. 

    A young cornerback like Desmond Trufant would certainly help strengthen the struggling unit.

    The 6'0'', 190-pound four-year starter is one of the best athletes in the 2013 draft class. Trufant's got the size, speed and coverage skills to match up with any NFL receiver.

With the 27th Pick, the Houston Texans Select...

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    Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia 

    Houston has one of the best wide receivers in the NFL, Andre Johnson. But besides Johnson, the Texans don't really have many dangerous receiving threats that will really scare opposing defenses. 

    West Virginia's Tavon Austin is an explosive slot receiver, who could add a valuable new dynamic to Houston's passing attack. 

    At just 5'8'' and 174 pounds, Austin doesn't have the size you look for in a prototypical top-tier receiver prospect. But he makes up for his small stature with his speed, shiftiness and natural playmaking instincts.

With the 28th Pick, the Denver Broncos Select...

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    Kawann Short, DT, Purdue

    Denver's top two defensive tackles, Kevin Vickerson and Justin Bannan, along with Ty Warren, will all be free agents this offseason. That means the Broncos will likely be looking for some interior defensive help early in the 2013 draft.

    One top defensive tackle prospect that the team could take an interest in is Purdue's Kawann Short. 

    The 6'3'', 299-pound Short possesses incredible quickness and agility for his size. He's the type of tackle who could really thrive in Denver's 4-3 defensive scheme. 

With the 29th Pick, the New England Patriots Select...

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    Matt Elam, SS, Florida

    New England's secondary has been a below average unit in recent years. It's unlikely that the Patriots are ever going to win another Super Bowl unless they can fix some of the holes in their defensive backfield. 

    That starts with finding a true strong safety that can take over for converted cornerback Devin McCourty.

    Florida's Matt Elam is the type of energetic and physically impacting playmaker who could breathe new life into the team's struggling secondary. What the 5'10'', 208-pound Elam lacks in size, he makes up for with his passion, his speed, his physicality and his ability to consistently find the ball and make key stops. 

With the 30th Pick, the Atlanta Falcons Select...

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    Darius Slay, CB, Mississippi State

    Atlanta cut starting cornerback Dunta Robinson in order to save some cap space. While the decision makes sense from a financial standpoint, it's a move that further weakened an already soft spot on the Falcons defense. 

    The team will now likely look to the draft to find a young cornerback that can come in and be counted on to play major snaps right away in 2013.

    Mississippi State's Darius Slay is a corner who has the skills to become a reliable starter early in his pro career. Though he was overshadowed by his more heralded teammate Johnthan Banks, the speedy 6'0'', 192-pound Slay still put together a spectacular senior season in 2012.

With the 31st Pick, the San Francisco 49ers Select...

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    Margus Hunt, DE, SMU

    Justin Smith is one of the most talented defensive players in the NFL. But the reality is, the soon-to-be 34-year-old defensive end isn't getting any younger, and it remains to be seen how he'll bounce back after undergoing offseason surgery on his injured triceps. 

    The 49ers could turn to the 2013 draft to find a defensive end that they can eventually groom to be Smith's successor. 

    Monstrous 6'8'', 277-pound Margus Hunt is the type of big, powerful and supremely athletic defensive end, who would be a terrific fit for San Francisco's 3-4 defense. He shares many of the same physical features as Smith.

With the 32nd Pick, the Baltimore Ravens Select...

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    Jamie Collins, OLB, Southern Miss

    There's a good chance that Baltimore won't be able to re-sign free-agent OLB Paul Kruger, who led the team with nine sacks this past season. When you couple that with the fact that 30-year-old Terrell Suggs seemed to have lost a step when he returned from injury late in the season, it's not out of the question to think that the Ravens could be looking for a starting-caliber edge-rusher early in the 2013 draft. 

    This year's draft class is loaded with athletically gifted pass-rushers, and one of the most talented is Jamie Collins.

    The 6'3'', 250-pound Collins, who had a standout performance at the combine, was a highly productive player during his final two years at Southern Miss, racking up 16.5 sacks and 39.5 tackles.

Quarterback Rankings

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    Top Prospect: Geno Smith, West Virginia

    Total Projected Selections: 13

    Round 1 Prospects: 1

    Day 2 Prospects: 5

    Day 3 Prospects: 7



    Round-1 Prospects

    1. Geno Smith, West Virginia




    Day 2 Prospects

    2. Matt Barkley, USC

    3. Ryan Nassib, Syracuse

    4. Mike Glennon, NC State

    5. E.J. Manuel, Florida State

    6. Tyler Bray, Tennessee

     



    Day 3 Prospects

    7. Matt Scott, Arizona

    8. Tyler Wilson, Arkansas

    9. Landry Jones, Oklahoma

    10. Zac Dysert, Miami (Ohio)

    11. Sean Renfree, Duke

    12. Brad Sorensen, Southern Utah

    13. Colby Cameron, Louisiana Tech

Running Back Rankings

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    Top Prospect: Eddie Lacy, Alabama

    Total Projected Selections: 23

    Round 1 Prospects: 0

    Day 2 Prospects: 6

    Day 3 Prospects: 17



    Day 2 Prospects

    1. Eddie Lacy, Alabama

    2. Montee Ball, Wisconsin

    3. Joseph Randle, Oklahoma State

    4. Giovani Bernard, North Carolina

    5. Johnathan Franklin, UCLA

    6. Knile Davis, Arkansas

     



    Day 3 Prospects

    7. Marcus Lattimore, South Carolina

    8. Kenjon Barner, Oregon

    9. Le’Veon Bell, Michigan State

    10. Andre Ellington, Clemson

    11. Mike Gillislee, Florida

    12. Christine Michael, Texas A&M

    13. Jawan Jamison, Rutgers

    14. Stepfan Taylor, Stanford

    15. Zac Stacy, Vanderbilt

    16. Kerwynn Williams, Utah State

    17. Cierre Wood, Notre Dame

    18. D.J. Harper, Boise State

    19. Michael Ford, LSU

    20. Mike James, Miami

    21. Onterio McCalebb, Auburn

    22. (FB) Zach Boren, Ohio State

    23. Robbie Rouse, Fresno State

Wide Receiver Rankings

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    Top Prospect: Keenan Allen, California

    Total Projected Selections
    : 30

    Round 1 Prospects
    : 3

    Day 2 Prospects
    : 8

    Day 3 Prospects
    : 19



    Round 1 Prospects

    1. Keenan Allen, California

    2. Cordarrelle Patterson, Tennessee

    3. Tavon Austin, West Virginia

     



    Day 2 Prospects

    4. DeAndre Hopkins, Clemson

    5. Justin Hunter, Tennessee

    6. Ryan Swope, Texas A&M

    7. Terrance Williams, Baylor

    8. Robert Woods, USC

    9. Stedman Bailey, West Virginia

    10. Quinton Patton, Louisiana Tech

    11. Chris Harper, Kansas State

     

     

    Day 3 Prospects

    12. Marquise Goodwin, Texas

    13. Da’Rick Rogers, Tennessee Tech

    14. Markus Wheaton, Oregon State

    15. Aaron Dobson, Marshall

    16. Cobi Hamilton, Arkansas

    17. Ace Sanders, South Carolina

    18. Denard Robinson, Michigan

    19. Conner Vernon, Duke

    20. Rodney Smith, Florida State

    21. Kenny Stills, Oklahoma

    22. Josh Boyce, TCU

    23. Marcus Davis, Virginia Tech

    24. Tavarres King, Georgia

    25. Aaron Mellette, Elon

    26. Marquess Wilson, Washington State

    27. Corey Fuller, Virginia Tech

    28. Tyrone Goard, Eastern Kentucky

    29. Lanear Sampson, Baylor

    30. Brandon Kaufman, Eastern Washington

Tight End Rankings

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    Top Prospect: Tyler Eifert, Notre Dame

    Total Projected Selections: 12

    Round 1 Prospects: 1

    Day 2 Prospects: 4

    Day 3 Prospects: 7




    Round-1 Prospects

    1. Tyler Eifert, Notre Dame

     

     

    Day 2 Prospects

    2. Vance McDonald, Rice

    3. Zach Ertz, Stanford

    4. Gavin Escobar, San Diego State

    5. Travis Kelce, Cincinnati

     

     

    Day 3 Prospects

    6. Ryan Otten, San Jose State

    7. Jordan Reed, Florida

    8. Levine Toilolo, Stanford

    9. Dion Sims, Michigan State

    10. Michael Williams, Alabama

    11. Chris Gragg, Arkansas

    12. Zach Sudfeld, Nevada

Offensive Tackle Rankings

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    Top Prospect: Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M

    Projected Draft Selections: 22

    Round 1 Prospects: 4

    Day 2 Prospects: 4

    Day 3 Prospects: 14




    Round 1 Prospects

    1. Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M

    2. Eric Fisher, Central Michigan

    3. Lane Johnson, Oklahoma

    4. DJ Fluker, Alabama

     

     

    Day 2 Prospects

    5. Justin Pugh, Syracuse

    6. Menelik Watson, Florida State

    7. Jordan Mills, Louisiana Tech

    8. Terron Armstead, Arkansas-Pine Bluff

     

     

    Day 3 Prospects

    9. Chris Faulk, LSU

    10. David Bakhtiari, Colorado

    11. Luke Marquardt, Azusa Pacific

    12. Oday Aboushi, Virginia

    13. Ricky Wagner, Wisconsin

    14. Xavier Nixon, Florida

    15. Manase Foketi, West Texas A&M

    16. Brennan Williams, North Carolina

    17. Vinston Painter, Virginia Tech

    18. LaAdrian Waddle, Texas Tech

    19. Reid Fragel, Ohio State

    20. Rogers Gaines, Tennessee State

    21. Braden Brown, BYU

    22. Nick Becton, Virginia Tech

Interior Linemen Rankings

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    Top Prospect: Chance Warmack, Alabama

    Total Projected Selections: 19

    Round 1 Prospects: 2

    Day 2 Prospects: 6

    Day 3 Prospects: 11



    Round 1 Prospects

    1. Chance Warmack, Alabama

    2. Jonathan Cooper, North Carolina

     

     

    Day 2 Prospects

    3. Travis Frederick, Wisconsin

    4. Kyle Long, Oregon

    5. Brian Winters, Kent State

    6. Larry Warford, Kentucky

    7. Dallas Thomas, Tennessee

    8. Barrett Jones, Alabama

     

     

    Day 3 Prospects

    9. David Quessenberry, San Jose State

    10. Khaled Holmes, USC

    11. Hugh Thornton, Illinois

    12. Brian Schwenke, California

    13. Alvin Bailey, Arkansas

    14. Earl Watford, James Madison

    15. Oscar Johnson, Louisiana Tech

    16. Lamar Mady, Youngstown State

    17. Chris Barker, Nevada

    18. Jeff Baca, UCLA

    19. Omoregie Uzzi, Georgia Tech

Defensive End Rankings

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    Top Prospect: Dion Jordan, Oregon

    Total Projected Selections: 27

    Round 1 Prospects: 7

    Day 2 Prospects: 7

    Day 3 Prospects: 13

     

     

    Round 1 Prospects

    1. Dion Jordan, Oregon*

    2. Ezekiel Ansah, BYU*

    3. Bjoern Werner, Florida State

    4. Tank Carradine, Florida State*

    5. Barkevious Mingo, LSU*

    6. Datone Jones, UCLA

    7. Margus Hunt, SMU

     

     

    Day 2 Prospects

    8. Corey Lemonier, Auburn*

    9. Alex Okafor, Texas

    10. Damontre Moore, Texas A&M*

    11. Michael Buchanan, Illinois*

    12. William Gholston, Michigan State

    13. Sam Montgomery, LSU

    14. Cornelius Washington, Georgia*

     

     

    Day 3 Prospects

    15. Walter Stewart, Cincinnati*

    16. Trevardo Williams, Connecticut*

    17. Ty Powell, Harding*

    18. Quanterus Smith, Western Kentucky

    19. Malliciah Goodman, Clemson

    20. John Simon, Ohio State*

    21. Brandon Jenkins, Florida State*

    22. Kapron Lewis-Moore, Notre Dame

    23. David Bass, Missouri Western

    24. Lavar Edwards, LSU

    25. Devin Taylor, South Carolina

    26. Joe Kruger, Utah

    27. Willie Jefferson, Stephen F. Austin*

    *Players marked with an asterisk are hybrid edge-rushers, who have the skill set to line up at either defensive end in a 4-3 scheme or rush linebacker in a 3-4 system.

Defensive Tackle Rankings

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    Top Prospect: Sharrif Floyd, Florida

    Total Projected Selections: 21

    Round 1 Prospects: 4

    Day 2 Prospects: 5

    Day 3 Prospects: 12

     

     

    Round 1 Prospects

    1. Sharrif Floyd, Florida

    2. Star Lotulelei, Utah

    3. Sheldon Richardson, Missouri

    4. Kawann Short, Purdue

     

     

    Day 2 Prospects

    5. Brandon Williams, Missouri Southern

    6. Sylvester Williams, North Carolina

    7. Johnathan Hankins, Ohio State

    8. Jesse Williams, Alabama

    9. John Jenkins, Georgia

     

     

    Day 3 Prospects

    10. Akeem Spence, Illinois

    11. Bennie Logan, LSU

    12. Jordan Hill, Penn State

    13. Everett Dawkins, Florida State

    14. Montori Hughes, Tennessee-Martin

    15. Cory Grissom, South Florida

    16. Josh Boyd, Mississippi State

    17. Kwame Geathers, Georgia

    18. Chris Jones, Bowling Green

    19. Stacy McGee, Oklahoma

    20. Abry Jones, Georgia

    21. William Campbell, Michigan

Linebacker Rankings

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    Top Prospect: Jarvis Jones, Georgia

    Total Projected Selections: 26

    Round 1 Prospects: 3

    Day 2 Prospects: 5

    Day 3 Prospects: 18

     

     

    Round 1 Prospects

    1. Jarvis Jones, Georgia

    2. Alec Ogletree, Georgia

    3. Jamie Collins, Southern Miss

     

     

    Day 2 Prospects

    4. Manti Te’o, Notre Dame

    5. Kevin Minter, LSU

    6. Arthur Brown, Kansas State

    7. Zaviar Gooden, Missouri

    8. Khaseem Greene, Rutgers

     

     

    Day 3 Prospects

    9. Kiko Alonso, Oregon

    10. Kevin Reddick, North Carolina

    11. Chase Thomas, Stanford

    12. DeVonte Holloman, South Carolina

    13. Keith Pough, Howard

    14. Sean Porter, Texas A&M

    15. Sio Moore, Connecticut

    16. Jelani Jenkins, Florida

    17. Steve Beauharnais, Rutgers

    18. Jon Bostic, Florida

    19. Gerald Hodges, Penn State

    20. Nico Johnson, Alabama

    21. Michael Mauti, Penn State

    22. Lerentee McCray, Florida

    23. Brandon Magee, Arizona State

    24. Vince Williams, Florida State

    25. Tristan Okpalaugo, Fresno State

    26. Ja’Gared Davis, SMU

Cornerback Rankings

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    Top Prospect: Dee Milliner, Alabama

    Total Projected Selections: 31

    Round 1 Prospects: 4

    Day 2 Prospects: 8

    Day 3 Prospects: 19

     

     

    Round 1 Prospects

    1. Dee Milliner, Alabama

    2. Xavier Rhodes, Florida State

    3. Desmond Trufant, Washington

    4. Darius Slay, Mississippi State

     

     

    Day 2 Prospects

    5. Blidi Wreh-Wilson, Connecticut

    6. Jamar Taylor, Boise State

    7. David Amerson, NC State

    8. Jordan Poyer, Oregon State

    9. Johnthan Banks, Mississippi State

    10. B.W. Webb, William & Mary

    11. Robert Alford, Southeastern Louisiana

    12. Logan Ryan, Rutgers

     

     

    Day 3 Prospects

    13. Terry Hawthorne, Illinois

    14. Leon McFadden, San Diego State

    15. Will Davis, Utah State

    16. Tyrann Mathieu

    17. Dwayne Gratz, Connecticut

    18. Tharold Simon, LSU

    19. Nickell Robey, USC

    20. Sanders Commings, Georgia

    21. Johnny Adams, Michigan State

    22. Steve Williams, California

    23. Rod Sweeting, Georgia Tech

    24. Aaron Hester, UCLA

    25. Adrian Bushell, Louisville

    26. D.J. Hayden, Houston

    27. Demetrius McCray, Appalachian State

    28. Kayvon Webster, South Florida

    29. Brandon Magee, Miami

    30. Marc Anthony, California

    31. Mike Edwards, Hawaii

Safety Rankings

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    Top Prospect: Jonathan Cyprien, FIU

    Total Projected Selections: 21

    Round 1 Prospects: 3

    Day 2 Prospects: 4

    Day 3 Prospects: 14

     

     

    Round 1 Prospects

    1. Jonathan Cyprien, FIU

    2. Kenny Vaccaro, Texas

    3. Matt Elam, Florida

     

     

    Day 2 Prospects

    4. D.J. Swearinger, South Carolina

    5. Eric Reid, LSU

    6. Philip Thomas, Fresno State

    7. Shamarko Thomas, Syracuse

     

     

    Day 3 Prospects

    8. J.J. Wilcox, Georgia Southern

    9. Duke Williams, Nevada

    10. Shawn Williams, Georgia

    11. Zeke Motta, Notre Dame

    12. Bacarri Rambo, Georgia

    13. Josh Evans, Florida

    14. T.J. McDonald, USC

    15. Tony Jefferson, Oklahoma

    16. Daimion Stafford, Nebraska

    17. Robert Lester, Alabama

    18. Earl Wolff, NC State

    19. Jawanza Starling, USC

    20. Bradley McDougald, Kansas

    21. Micah Hyde, Iowa

Specialist Rankings

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    Top Prospect: Dustin Hopkins, Florida State

    Total Projected Selections: 5

    Round 1 Prospects: 0

    Day 2 Prospects: 0

    Day 3 Prospects: 5

     

     

    Day 3 Prospects

    1. Dustin Hopkins, Florida State

    2. Brad Wing, LSU

    3. Quinn Sharp, Oklahoma State

    4. Jeff Locke, UCLA

    5. Ryan Allen, Louisiana Tech