2013 NFL Mock Draft (First Three Rounds): One Day Before Draft
The 2013 NFL draft will be one of the more interesting ones in recent years.
Almost all of the teams picking in the top will be looking to trade down, seeing as there’s no standout talent to lead off the first round.
There’s no Andrew Luck, no Robert Griffin III, and no clear-cut can’t miss prospects. The draft is heavily dominated by offensive and defensive linemen, especially considering the projected first seven players, including 10 of the first 12, play on the line.
In keeping with standard NFL draft rules, I did not predict any trades in my first-round mock draft, although they will surely happen. Leave your comments below, as always.
1. Kansas City Chiefs: Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M
This pick will come down to Luke Joeckel or Eric Fisher, but Joeckel seems like a safer and better long-term option for Andy Reid’s Kansas City Chiefs.
Joeckel is the prototypical left tackle that can step in from day one and hold down the fort for the next decade. He’s a superb pass-blocker and an exceptional run-blocker. Reid knows the value of a cornerstone blindside protector, having coaxed six Pro Bowls out of Tra Thomas and Jason Peters during his Philadelphia days.
The hype surrounding Branden Albert is puzzling, considering Albert has been a league-average left tackle and disappointing first-round pick.
If the Chiefs can really get a second-round selection out of Albert (as the Miami Dolphins have offered per Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com), Joeckel will play left tackle immediately. If not, the Chiefs have a pair of bookend offensive tackles for 2013 and a year for Albert to get his feet wet at right tackle.
2. Jacksonville Jaguars: Dion Jordan, DE, Oregon
Reports say new head coach Gus Bradley’s defensive system will represent a hybrid 3-4/4-3. What player is a better fit for that than Oregon pass-rusher Dion Jordan, whose combination of skills will make him unblockable in the NFL?
Jordan didn’t put up eye-popping stats at the collegiate level but he still has yet to reach his potential. He has the ability to line up as 4-3 end, 3-4 outside linebacker, 4-3 tackle, and even 3-4 nose tackle, where he used his quickness and speed to play at Oregon.
The Jaguars also ranked dead-last in the NFL in sacks (20) in 2012, meaning they need all the defensive help they can get.
Alternatives: DT Sharrif Floyd, QB Geno Smith, OT Eric Fisher
3. Oakland Raiders: Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida
The Oakland Raiders will likely find a way to mess this selection up, but Florida’s Sharrif Floyd is the best player available while filling a position of need.
Floyd can play in a 4-3 or a 3-4, although he’s best suited for the Raiders’ 4-3. He would take over for the recently departed Tommy Kelly, giving the Raiders a dynamic pair of pass-rushers in Floyd and Richard Seymour.
Floyd is an ideal run-stopper and he’s extremely quick off the line. He gets the edge over Star Lotulelei because he’s a safer pick.
It’s too high for the Raiders to seriously consider Geno Smith, although they would have to be thrilled at the prospect of trading down from the third pick.
Alternatives: QB Geno Smith, DT Star Lotulelei, OT Eric Fisher, DE/OLB Dion Jordan
4. Philadelphia Eagles: Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan
It will be interesting to see what Chip Kelly does with the fourth overall pick. He’s the possible wild card in the top-10 selections, seeing as he has no experience coaching in the NFL and no one really knows what to expect from him.
If Dion Jordan is still available, he takes precedence over any other player on the draft board, but since he goes to the Jacksonville Jaguars in this scenario, Eric Fisher becomes the top prospect for Kelly’s Eagles.
Fisher is extremely versatile and can play multiple positions on the offensive line. He’s a former high school quarterback with the athleticism to play a key role in Kelly’s offense.
If Fisher joins the Eagles, he would allow Todd Herremans to move inside to his natural guard position. That would permit Kelly to part ways with former first-round bust Danny Watkins, who has disappointed in two NFL seasons.
Picking Fisher solidifies an offensive line that will see three starters return from season-ending injuries. That is, if Kelly is able to pass up on West Virginia’s Geno Smith, a quarterback that Kelly may think is his best fit to run the offense.
Alternatives: DE/OLB Dion Jordan, DT Star Lotulelei, CB Dee Milliner, QB Geno Smith
5. Detroit Lions: Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma
This pick will likely come down to one of two positions—a defensive end or an offensive tackle. Should Dion Jordan still be available, that will be extremely tempting for the Detroit Lions.
With Jordan projected to be gone, however, the Lions will pick offensive tackle Lane Johnson over Ezekiel Ansah. Johnson is one of the most freakishly athletic players coming out of the draft in many years. He’s a former quarterback, tight end and defensive end who switched to offensive tackle and found success.
Johnson posted a ridiculous 4.72 time in the 40-yard dash, the second-fastest by any offensive lineman at the scouting combine. He’s made in the make of a player like Jason Peters and has a chance to be even better than Luke Joeckel or Eric Fisher.
Alternatives: DE/OLB Ezekiel Ansah, CB Dee Milliner, OT Eric Fisher, DE/OLB Dion Jordan
6. Cleveland Browns: Barkevious Mingo, DE/OLB, LSU
Watch for the Cleveland Browns to try to trade down. They need a second-round pick, and the talent pool at the top of the NFL draft isn’t ideal.
Many mock drafts have the Browns taking Dee Milliner, which may seem like a logical move. Count me, however, among those who have Cleveland passing on Milliner due to his numerous surgeries. Ezekiel Ansah will be tempting, but his risk is too high for the Browns.
Barkevious Mingo is a tremendous pass-rusher, and he will be a good fit for a team that faces Joe Flacco, Andy Dalton, and Ben Roethlisberger six times per season. Mingo translates best to a 3-4 defense and he has lightning-quick speed that will make him a pass-rushing specialist in the right system.
Alternatives: CB Dee Milliner, DE/OLB Ezekiel Ansah, G Chance Warmack, WR Tavon Austin
7. Arizona Cardinals: Ezekiel Ansah, DE/OLB, BYU
Call this the Colin Kaepernick/Russell Wilson move.
Ezekiel Ansah’s job will be to keep an eye on the new read-option quarterbacks, considering the Arizona Cardinals play those two for four games per year.
Ansah is a definite risk, as he had limited production at Brigham Young University. He barely played as a sophomore and junior before starting nine games as a senior in 2012. Ansah tested extremely well at the NFL scouting combine, running a 4.60 40-yard dash—without any training.
Ansah is raw enough that he could experience some growing pains early on. After all, he’s still learning the game of football, but if this pick develops as it could, the Cardinals will have themselves one of the top defensive players in the league.
Alternatives: DT Star Lotulelei, OT Lane Johnson, CB Dee Milliner, G Chance Warmack
8. Buffalo Bills: Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama
Many reports have linked the Buffalo Bills to Syracuse quarterback Ryan Nassib, who played under Doug Marrone in college. The team needs a quarterback, whether it be Nassib, Matt Barkley or Geno Smith.
It seems more likely that the Bills take their franchise quarterback later, maybe by trading up from the second round to the back end of the first. That way, the Bills edge out the Jacksonville Jaguars at pick 33.
In this scenario, Dee Milliner is the best player available for the eighth pick. He’s a top cover-corner and has the speed to cover the best receivers in the National Football League. Milliner is coming off extensive surgeries, but he says he should be ready by training camp.
Picking a cornerback for consecutive years gives the Bills a top defensive backfield. Stephon Gilmore showed loads of potential as a rookie and pairing him with Milliner will make life difficult for Tom Brady.
Alternatives: Any QB, WR Tavon Austin, TE Tyler Eifert
9. New York Jets: Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia
Tavon Austin’s speed will make him a top-10 pick in this year’s NFL draft—take it to the bank.
In this scenario, Rex Ryan gets a playmaker like he’s never had before for Mark Sanchez or whichever quarterback is under center for the New York Jets. Austin is a threat to score every time he touches the ball, a la DeSean Jackson from 2009 or 2010.
He will be the unquestioned No. 1 receiver on a Jets team that doesn’t have any true receiver threats.
Alternatives: QB Geno Smith, DE/OLB Barkevious Mingo, DT Star Lotulelei, CB Dee Milliner, DT Sharrif Floyd
10. Tennessee Titans: Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah
Star Lotulelei will likely take a tumble down draft boards, at least from the top five to seven picks.
He’s not a dynamic pass-rusher and he’s not one of the elite offensive tackles, which will put a handful of players ahead of him.
Defensive tackle isn’t a pressing need for the Tennessee Titans, and Lotulelei is a better 3-4 nose tackle than 4-3 tackle. Still, he’s still a tremendous player and he goes to the Titans by virtue of best player available.
The Titans finished 32nd in the NFL among scoring defense in 2012 and ranked in the bottom-six in total defense. Twice, the Titans gave up 50 or more points, and eight times, they surrendered at least 30. That’s reason enough to draft whichever player is the best defensive player available.
Alternatives: DE/OLB Jarvis Jones, DE/OLB Barkevious Mingo, G Chance Warmack
11. San Diego Chargers: D.J. Fluker, OT, Alabama
The San Diego Chargers desperately need to upgrade their offensive line or Philip Rivers won’t last much longer.
If Lane Johnson somehow falls to them, it’s a dream come true, but the Chargers may need to reach for D.J. Fluker of Alabama.
Fluker is primarily a right tackle, but that’s fine for the Chargers. They need help at all five offensive line positions. Fluker is a massive man with long arms and can start from day one. He underwhelmed at the NFL scouting combine, but his performance on the field spoke more than his numbers.
Last year, the Chargers ranked fourth-worst in pass-blocking as a team and fifth-worst in run-blocking, per Pro Football Focus. Fluker won’t single-handedly make them an average unit, but he’s at least a step in the right direction.
Alternatives: OT Lane Johnson, G Chance Warmack, WR Tavon Austin, Best defensive player available
12. Miami Dolphins: Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri
Both Randy Starks and Paul Solial are on one-year contracts, and Sheldon Richardson is the best player available at this point. That gives him the nod over some cornerback that is best suited for picks 25-30.
There are also no offensive tackles worth taking until the early second round.
Richardson has a chance to go much higher in the draft as the type of player a team would trade into the top-five or six to get. He’s a fundamentally sound prospect who can rush the quarterback, stop the run, and give 100 percent effort every play. He has a relentless motor, is a tremendous athlete and can line up anywhere on the defensive line.
Alternatives: OT Lane Johnson, OT D.J. Fluker, CB Desmond Trufant, DE/OLB Barkevious Mingo
13. New York Jets: Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia
With Geno Smith still available at this point, the New York Jets have to snatch him up.
He’s far superior to Mark Sanchez, and Rex Ryan won’t be around in 2014 if he goes with Sanchez again. If Ryan drafts Smith, he may get job security with a future franchise quarterback in the waiting.
Smith was on track to being a Heisman Trophy candidate last year before he faded down the stretch. He still threw 42 touchdowns to just six interceptions and has the speed that defenses have to worry about him taking off and running with the football.
He could become the best quarterback the Jets have had in decades if he plays to his potential. Then again, he could also become a first-round flop.
Alternatives: TE Tyler Eifert, S Kenny Vaccaro, DT Sheldon Richardson
14. Carolina Panthers: Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee
The Carolina Panthers desperately need a playmaker for Cam Newton, especially considering Steve Smith is entering his 13th NFL season.
Cordarrelle Patterson is as raw as it gets for any draft prospect. He needs a lot of work in his route-running, but he is extremely dangerous with the football in his hands. He can score from anywhere on the field. Patterson is a playmaker with the ability to burn defenses, even as a rookie.
If Tavon Austin is still available, he’s a much better option than Patterson, but that’s not likely to happen. Patterson is a pretty ideal fallback plan.
Alternatives: WR Tavon Austin, DT Sheldon Richardson, CB Desmond Trufant, S Kenny Vaccaro, TE Tyler Eifert
15. New Orleans Saints: Jarvis Jones, DE/OLB, Georgia
In 2012, the New Orleans Saints posted one of the worst defenses in the history of the National Football League.
The Saints ranked 31st in scoring, 32nd in total defense, 32nd in first downs, 32nd in rushing yards allowed per attempt, and 32nd in passing yards allowed per attempt. Simply put, they need to pick the best defensive player still available.
In this case, that would be Georgia’s Jarvis Jones, a freakishly athletic outside linebacker who racked up 14.5 sacks and 24 tackles for loss in 2012.
Jones would bring some serious pass-rushing skills to a defense that didn’t have more than eight sacks from a single player last year. He’s just what the Saints need against opposing quarterbacks Matt Ryan and Cam Newton.
Alternatives: DE/OLB Barkevious Mingo, DT Sheldon Richardson, S Kenny Vaccaro, ILB Arthur Brown
16. St. Louis Rams: Kenny Vaccaro, S, Texas
The St. Louis Rams need several key positions, notably a safety, guard, and wide receiver. Both starting safeties from 2012 left, which bumps this to the front of their draft needs.
Kenny Vaccaro is the best safety in the draft class and the Rams would be fortunate to grab him at pick 16. He’s an athletic playmaker with ballhawk skills and the potential to be a force in this league.
The NFC West is suddenly one of the better divisions in the NFL. The Rams need Vaccaro in order to stand a chance against the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks.
Alternatives: G Chance Warmack, WR Tavon Austin, WR Cordarrelle Patterson, ILB Arthur Brown
17. Pittsburgh Steelers: DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson
The Pittsburgh Steelers saw some serious turnover on the offensive side of the football with the draft being their best chance to upgrade the unit.
Rashard Mendenhall and Mike Wallace are gone and Heath Miller is recovering from a serious late-season knee injury.
Adding DeAndre Hopkins to the Steelers would give Ben Roethlisberger another offensive weapon. Hopkins is a complete receiver who posted monster numbers in 2012.
He has produced at every level at which he’s played, and has excellent hands and route-running skills that should translate well to the National Football League.
He has had his off-field issues, but the fact that he trashed a hotel room shouldn’t have any bearing on his draft status.
Alternatives: DE/OLB Jarvis Jones, WR Tavon Austin, DE/OLB Barkevious Mingo, S Kenny Vaccaro, TE Tyler Eifert
18. Dallas Cowboys: Jonathan Cooper, G, North Carolina
Upgrading the treacherous offensive line is essential to the Dallas Cowboys, especially now that Tony Romo has a new five-year contract extension.
Tyron Smith is the only competent starter to protect Romo. Jonathan Cooper is NFL-readyand he’s an extremely athletic player that could excel at both guard or center. Cooper, who is seen by some as a better prospect than Alabama’s Chance Warmack, could shoot up draft boards. He's a better athlete and more versatile in the fact that he can also play center.
No interior offensive lineman has gone in the top 15 since Chris Naeole went 10th overall in 1997. Last year, David DeCasto was viewed by many as the best guard and he fell to the Pittsburgh Steelers at pick 24. That’s why Cooper will likely still be available when the Cowboys pick 18th.
Alternatives: OT D.J. Fluker, G Chance Warmack, TE Tyler Eifert, DE/OLB Bjoern Werner, S Kenny Vaccaro
19. New York Giants: Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State
The New York Giants typically draft the best player available, but they also love defensive ends.
This is a franchise that has won two Super Bowls largely on the success of Michael Strahan, Osi Umenyiora, Justin Tuck and Jason Pierre-Paul.
In this case, the team grabs Bjoern Werner of Florida State, a superb pass-rusher who will start immediately. Umenyiora has departed for the Atlanta Falcons and Tuck hasn’t been the same player lately. Werner is needed to get to quarterbacks Tony Romo, Robert Griffin III and Michael Vick.
Alternatives: DT Sheldon Richardson, ILB Arthur Brown, ILB Alec Ogletree, ILB Manti Te’o, CB Desmond Trufant, OT D.J. Fluker, TE Tyler Eifert
20. Chicago Bears: Manti Te’o, ILB, Notre Dame
Upgrading the offensive line is a must to protect Jay Cutler, but the defense really needs to get younger.
Linebacker Brian Urlacher has moved on while defensive linemen Julius Peppers, Lance Briggs and Charles Tillman all are on the wrong side of 30 years old.
Manti Te’o makes the Bears' defense significantly younger and he’s a talented middle linebacker. His 40 time was nothing to brag about, but he plays faster. Te’o is a tackling machine, although he is best when protected by a big defensive tackle clogging the middle of the line.
The Bears were good enough on defense in 2012 and Te’o will only make this unit better. He will help the unit finish near the top of the pack again in both, points allowed and yards allowed.
Alternatives: ILB Arthur Brown, OT D.J. Fluker, S Kenny Vaccaro, DE Bjoern Werner
21. Cincinnati Bengals: Arthur Brown, ILB, Kansas State
Arthur Brown has nearly everything one could want in an NFL linebacker. He’s a ballhawk who can play sideline to sideline as well as a strong tackler.
He’s athletic enough that he can play in either a 4-3 or a 3-4. Brown can even rush the quarterback if needed and he will make an impact in a tough AFC North. He’s going to team well with last year’s undrafted rookie surprise, Vontaze Burfict, who turned in a tremendous first season in the NFL.
Alternatives: ILB Manti Te’o, DE Bjoern Werner, OT D.J. Fluker
22. St. Louis Rams: Chance Warmack, G, Alabama
This is a dream scenario for the St. Louis Rams if Chance Warmack is still available.
He’s arguably the finest guard to come out of the NCAA in years, although he may go behind Jonathan Cooper due to Cooper’s superior speed and versatility.
Warmack would be a huge addition to a Rams' offensive line that already added blindside protector Jake Long. Warmack will make life easier for fourth-year quarterback Sam Bradford, who still hasn’t reached his potential.
Alternatives: Any wide receiver, ILB Arthur Brown, S Jonathan Cyprien
23. Minnesota Vikings: Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington
The Minnesota Vikings have a handful of first-round needs, which is why they’re fortunate to have two first-round picks.
In this one, they would be best spent adding a cornerback that can replace veteran star Antoine Winfield, who was one of the league’s more underrated players during his tenure in Minnesota, before moving on to Seattle.
Desmond Trufant can play any defense in the NFL. He’s a tremendous cover-corner and is physical enough to stick with the toughest receivers. He is athletic, possesses great ball skills and has great size as well.
Alternatives: DT Sylvester Williams, WR Keenan Allen, WR Justin Hunter, ILB Manti Te’o
24. Indianapolis Colts: Alex Okafor, DE/OLB, Texas
Despite making the playoffs last year, the Indianapolis Colts don’t have a very good roster. They need help at virtually every position on either offensive or defense.
In this case, they add Alex Okafor, a pass-rushing force from the University of Texas.
Okafor will help to replace the production the Colts have gotten from Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis for many years. He’s going to play as a 3-4 outside linebacker in a defense that rated just 21st in scoring and 26th in total defense, which means the Colts need all the assistance they can get.
Alternatives: WR Keenan Allen, DE Datone Jones, S Jonathan Cyprien
25. Minnesota Vikings: Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina
Picking Sylvester Williams gives the Minnesota Vikings a great player for the middle of their defense and reinvents the Williams Wall.
Williams is a former junior college player who transferred to the University of North Carolina and played at an extremely high level. He’s a massive-sized man who can plug the middle and open up space for defensive ends Jared Allen and Brian Robison.
Williams can play in either a 4-3 or 3-4, and he’s a clear first-round talent. He’s also versatile enough to line up at either defensive tackle or defensive end.
Alternatives: CB Desmond Trufant, CB Xavier Rhodes, TE Tyler Eifert
26. Green Bay Packers: Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame
This is not only the best player available, but also gives the Green Bay Packers an extremely talented playmaker.
Tyler Eifert could go much higher in the draft, but in this particular scenario, he’s still around near the end of the first round. Eifert is a playmaker who can catch passes anywhere on the field. He has tremendous leaping skills and will contend for 1,000 receiving yards per season with Aaron Rodgers around.
Alternatives: DT Sylvester Williams, RB Eddie Lacy, S Jonathan Cyprien, WR Keenan Allen
27. Houston Texans: Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee
The Houston Texans desperately need another wide receiver to pair with 10-year veteran Andre Johnson. Justin Hunter is a terrific pass-catcher at 6’4” with great speed and strong hands.
He will open up the offense and allow Johnson and Owen Daniels the ability to catch more passes. Hunter’s knock may be his thin frame in that he can be jammed easily, but then again, they said that about Randy Moss.
Alternatives: OT Menelik Watson, S Jonathan Cyprien, WR DeAndre Hopkins
28. Denver Broncos: Tank Carradine, DE/OLB, Florida State
After watching Champ Bailey get burnt by Torrey Smith and Jacoby Jones in the playoffs, it may seem logical that the Denver Broncos pick a cornerback. At this point, however, a pass-rushing specialist like Tank Carradine is too good to pass up.
Carradine was on track to being a top-15 pick before he tore his ACL in November. He’s a ferocious player who would step right in and fill the void left when Elvis Dumervil left after Faxgate. Carradine and Von Miller will be nightmares for opposing offensive coordinators to deal with if the Broncoss want to make the pick.
Alternatives: CB Jamar Taylor, CB D.J. Hayden, S Jonathan Cyprien, RB Eddie Lacy
29. New England Patriots: Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State
This makes consecutive Florida State players drafted, both of whom would be good fits for either team.
Xaxier Rhodes fills what is always a position of need for the New England Patriots, especially because cornerback Aqib Talib is only signed for another year and Devin McCourty now plays safety.
Rhodes is extremely physical and he’s big enough that he matches up well one-on-one against receivers. He plays well in both man and zone coverage and he has speed to stack up against fast NFL wideouts. Rhodes will help a Patriots defense that finished 29th in passing defense and 27th in passing yards allowed per attempt.
Alternatives: WR Justin Hunter, CB Jamar Taylor, CB D.J. Hayden, DT Sylvester Williams
30. Atlanta Falcons: D.J. Hayden, CB, Houston
The Atlanta Falcons had a trio of tremendous cornerbacks several years ago with Asante Samuel, Dunta Robinson, and Brent Grimes. Now, Robinson and Grimes are gone, leaving just Samuel on the roster.
That’s why drafting a top-notch corner like D.J. Hayden is so essential. Hayden’s stock has been skyrocketing as of late and he possesses the ability to be a lockdown corner in the NFL. He’s rebounded from a potential life-threatening injury just several months ago and now is probably going to be a first-rounder.
Hayden isn’t blessed with great size, but he has very good cover skills. He’s a former junior college player who came to Houston and made an immediate impact. He can play outside or in slot and has the physicality and aggressiveness to make an impact in the NFL.
Alternatives: TE Zach Ertz, Any cornerback, DE Bjoern Werner, RB Eddie Lacy, OT Menelik Watson
31. San Francisco 49ers: Jonathan Cyprien, S, Boise State
Some people were born to hit other people on the football field, and Jonathan Cyprien is one of them. He’s extremely physical, aggressive and able to lay a hit on any player at any time.
The San Francisco 49ers have a phenomenal defense, one good enough to get to the Super Bowl, but they need an upgrade in the defensive backfield. Donte Whitner allowed more touchdowns than any other safety in the NFL last year and Dashon Goldson departed for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in free agency.
Cyprien would be a day-one starter and he has the skills to succeed instantly. His job would be easier given he would be playing behind the best front seven in the league.
Alternatives: DE Margus Hunt, CB Johnthan Banks, CB Jamar Taylor, WR Keenan Allen, TE Zach Ertz
32. Baltimore Ravens: Alec Ogletree, ILB, Georgia
The Baltimore Ravens saw a huge turnover on their defense during the offseason. Ray Lewis retired while Ed Reed, Dannell Ellerbe, Paul Kruger and Cary Williams left in free agency and Bernard Pollard was released.
Alec Ogletree is arguably the top linebacker in the draft, although his stock will drop because of his off-the-field issues. He is a complete player though who can play inside or outside. He’s going to start immediately for the Ravens considering their lack of talent at the position.
Alternatives: ILB Arthur Brown, ILB Manti Te’o, G Larry Warford, OT Menelik Watson, S Matt Elam
Round 2 Selections
33. Jacksonville Jaguars: Matt Barkley, QB, USC
34. San Francisco 49ers: Johnthan Banks, CB, Mississippi State
35. Philadelphia Eagles: E.J. Manuel, QB, Florida State
36. Detroit Lions: David Amerson, CB, NC State
37. Cincinnati Bengals: Menelik Watson, OT, Florida State
38. Arizona Cardinals: Larry Warford, G, Kentucky
39. New York Jets: Zach Ertz, TE, Stanford
40. Tennessee Titans: Blidi-Wreh Wilson, CB, Connecticut
41. Buffalo Bills: Ryan Nassib, QB, Syracuse
42. Miami Dolphins: Justion Pugh, OT, Syracuse
43. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Travis Frederick, C, Wisconsin
44. Carolina Panthers: Jamar Taylor, CB, Boise State
45. San Diego Chargers: Keenan Allen, WR, California
46. St. Louis Rams: Quinton Patton, WR, Louisiana Tech
47. Dallas Cowboys: John Jenkins, DT, Georgia
48. Pittsburgh Steelers: Eric Reid, S, LSU
49. New York Giants: Johnathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State
50. Chicago Bears: Kyle Long, G/OT, Oregon
51. Washington Redskins: Datone Jones, DE, UCLA
52. Minnesota Vikings: Robert Woods, WR, USC
53. Cincinnati Bengals: Gio Bernard, RB, North Carolina
54. Miami Dolphins: Darius Slay, CB, Mississippi State
55. Green Bay Packers: Matt Elam, S, Florida
56. Seattle Seahawks: Jesse Williams, DT, Alabama
57. Houston Texans: Damontre Moore, DE, Texas A&M
58. Denver Broncos: Johnathan Franklin, RB, UCLA
59. New England Patriots: Da'Rick Rogers, WR, Tennessee Tech
60. Atlanta Falcons: Terron Armstead, OT, Arkansas Pine-Bluff
61. San Francisco 49ers: Margus Hunt, DE, SMU
62. Baltimore Ravens: D.J. Swearinger, S, South Carolina
Round 3 Selections
63. Kansas City Chiefs: Khaseem Greene, ILB, Rutgers
64. Jacksonville Jaguars: Markus Wheaton, WR, Oregon State
65. Detroit Lions: Stedman Bailey, WR, West Virginia
66. Oakland Raiders: Devin Taylor, DE, South Carolina
67. Philadelphia Eagles: Kawann Short, DT, Purdue
68. Cleveland Browns: Vance McDonald, TE, Rice
69. Arizona Cardinals: Mike Glennon, QB, NC State
70. Tennessee Titans: Barrett Jones, C, Alabama
71. Buffalo Bills: Ryan Swope, WR, Texas A&M
72. New York Jets: Sanders Commings, CB, Georgia
73. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Bennie Logan, DT, LSU
74. San Francisco 49ers: Terrance Williams, WR, Baylor
75. New Orleans Saints: Brandon Williams, DT, Mississippi Southern State
76. San Diego Chargers: Logan Ryan, CB, Rutgers
77. Miami Dolphins: Christine Michael, RB, Texas A&M
78. St. Louis Rams: Jamie Collins, OLB, Southern Mississippi
79. Pittsburgh Steelers: Montee Ball, RB, Wisconsin
80. Dallas Cowboys: Jordan Poyer, CB, Oregon State
81. New York Giants: Kiko Alonso, ILB, Oregon
82. Miami Dolphins: Travis Kelce, TE, Cincinnati
83. Minnesota Vikings: Sio Moore, OLB, Connecticut
84. Cincinnati Bengals: Bacarri Rambo, S, Georgia
85. Washington Redskins: David Bakhtiari, OT, Colorado
86. Indianapolis Colts: Quanterus Smith, DE, Western Kentucky
87. Seattle Seahawks: Brian Winters, G, Kent State
88. Green Bay Packers: Andre Ellington, RB, Clemson
89. Houston Texans: DeVonte Holloman, ILB, South Carolina
90. Denver Broncos: Leon McFadden, CB, San Diego State
91. New England Patriots: Corey Lemonier, DE/OLB, Auburn
92. Atlanta Falcons: Le'Veon Bell, RB, Michigan State
93. San Francisco 49ers: Tyrann Mathieu, CB, LSU
94. Baltimore Ravens: Chris Faulk, OT, LSU