2013 NFL Mock Draft | Bloggers Edition
PROJECTIONS FEATURING BLOGGERS FROM EACH NFL TEAM
March 4th, 2013 - DraftSeason has compiled some of the top bloggers for each NFL team to construct it’s first ever Bloggers NFL Mock Draft. Each blogger decides which player available fits its needs and wants the most and pulls the trigger. With each member following their team so closely we expect this to be a very interesting and possibly accurate mock.
As any mock draft will do there are a few jaw dropping picks throughout the first round along with a few head scratching slides. Overall it shaped up to be a pretty solid mock and we plan to do another full 1st round in April once free agency cools down.
Be sure to comment below to let us know how much you agree and or disagree with your teams selection.
Pick: Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M
Analysis: With the Chiefs likely giving up a 2nd round pick this year for Alex Smith (with a possible one next year too), that means they’re committed to him for the long term. That means there’s no way this pick could be a QB if that’s true. So the Chiefs go the safe route and pick the can’t miss prospect in Luke Joeckel, even though they could have a solid left tackle on the roster (Branden Albert).
Pick: Barkevious Mingo LB/DE, LSU
Analysis:The Jaguars desperately need to bolster their league-worst pass rush, and Mingo is a pure pass rusher. He can be effective in the hybrid defense that new head coach Gus Bradley is bringing with him to Jacksonville.
Pick: Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida
The Raiders will see both their starting Defensive Tackles leave this off-season. Star Lotulelei would have been a great pick if not for his suspected heart defect but Floyd is not far behind and worthy of this pick.
Pick: Dion Jordan DE/LB, Oregon
Analysis: The Eagles could go several different ways here, but Jordan is the pick. He will be the perfect OLB in Bill Davis’ new 3-4/4-3 under hybrid scheme. He’s big, athletic, and is capable of dropping into coverage as well as rushing the passer.
Pick: Eric Fisher OT, Central Michigan
Analysis: The Lions have made a point to surround Matthew Stafford with as much talent as possible since selecting him with the first overall pick in 2009. That continues with Fisher, who pairs with Riley Reiff to protect Stafford for the next decade.
Pick: Dee Milliner CB, Alabama
Analysis: Though the Browns are in desperate need of pass rushers, the idea of pairing Milliner with Joe Haden is too tantalizing to pass up. Last season proved how weak the rest of the secondary can be, especially without Haden, and solidifying that will help mask the fact that the front seven might initially struggle.
Pick: Geno Smith QB, West Virginia
Analysis: The Cards need a QB and Smith is the best one in the draft. He has the physical traits the team wants. He is a traditional pocket passer, but has the mobility to escape the rush, which will be good. If Smith falls this far, the team will be giddy. Bruce Arians will work his young QB magic.
Pick: Cordarrelle Patterson WR, Tennessee
Analysis: Bills could go in many directions but the thought of adding a dynamic receiver to the group might be to hard to pass on. Patterson has huge upside that would go well with an offense lacking umph.
Pick: Bjoern Werner DE/LB, Florida St.
Analysis: Depending on how the first eight picks shaped out, the Jets were going to take one of the remaining elite rushers in this draft. Werner will be a projection at OLB, but he is the most explosive rusher in the draft that would start immediately on the Jets defense.
Pick: Chance Warmack G, Alabama
Analysis: The interior of the Titans offensive line has been a mess for a couple of years now. The front office and coaching staff are finally admitting it and have identified it as a priority this offseason. Warmack is one of very few blue chip players in this draft. The Titans can plug him into their offensive line and pencil him in as a solid starter for a decade.
Pick: Jonathan Cooper G, North Carolina
Analysis: The choice was between Cooper and Lane Johson for the selection. The Chargers need to upgrade the offensive line at a number of spots and Cooper is the better prospect right now. The Chargers will need to find that left tackle in the next round or through free agency. Hoping they have that left tackle signed before the draft.