By Nik Edlund | @lupagus
From a Corner of the Living room, somewhere on 4th Ave ………
Lupagus Presents His last 2013 NFL Mock Draft!
I think I’ll call this FINAL version….. Peggy
1. Kansas City Chiefs - Luke Joeckel OT, Texas A&M
All signs are pointing to the Chiefs going with an offensive tackle with the first pick and a hair over half of those signs are pointing towards Joeckel. I give him the slightest edge over Fisher due to the high level of competition he faced in the SEC. Still if Fisher is the pick it wouldn’t shock me one bit.
2. Jacksonville Jaguars - Dion Jordan DE/OLB, Oregon
The Jags entire defense last year got less sacks than JJ Watt. That is just plain ridiculous. Jordan is an electric pass rusher who is good enough for the Jags to end their pass rushing impotency.
3. Oakland Raiders - Shariff Floyd DT, Florida
The Raiders have holes everywhere and Floyd fills a big one at defensive tackle. The Raiders can plug him in at the 3 technique and let him wreak havoc. Floyd is stout against the run but also provides some serious inside pass rush ability.
4. Philadelphia Eagles – Eric Fisher OT, Central Michigan
It took me all Draftseason to come around to this pick. I didn’t see the point in them going tackle with both Herremans and Peters returning. But taking Fisher allows Herremans to move inside to guard and replace the disappointing Danny Watkins, and then Fisher can play right tackle until Jason Peters moves on or retires. They are fixing two spots here with one pick.
5. Detroit Lions - Lane Johnson OT, Oklahoma
The Lions are scary thin at offensive tackle and have a quarterback with a history of missing games due to injury. As much as they may like Ziggy Ansah they have to protect Stafford and all the money they’ll be stuffing in him in a year or so.
6. Cleveland Browns – Dee Milliner CB, Alabama
The Browns addressed most of their needs in free agency but still need a corner to play opposite Joe Haden. Milliner is extremely talented and battle tested, and has the upside to grow into a top ten corner in this league. His pairing with Haden would be a nightmare for receivers and quarterbacks in the AFC North.
7. Arizona Cardinals – Chance Warmack G, Alabama
The Cardinals were really hoping for Lane Johnson here but that didn’t happen. They could roll with a pass rusher like Mingo, but instead bolster their offensive line with this power guard. ”Big Daddy” as he is quite known amongst the Draftseason staff, is a powerful blocker and is truly one of the best guard prospects to come around in years.
8. Buffalo Bills – Ryan Nassib QB, Syracuse
This isn’t a pick I agree with but it sure sounds like it’s going to happen. Bills GM, Buddy Nix has stated since early last season that the team would use a high pick on a QB, and Nassib fits with his big arm and connection to head coach Doug Marrone. It’s a ballsy move, but it could just be crazy enough to work.
9. New York Jets - Barkevious Mingo OLB, LSU
Supposedly Rex likes Mingo more than he does toes, so this should be a lock unless something unforeseen like Dion Jordan or Dee Milliner fall here. Mingo is a versatile pass rusher and a heck of a nice guy.
10. Tennessee Titans - Ziggy Ansah DE, BYU
The Titans had a really good offseason and addressed many of their needs. They could still go with a guard here but with Ansah available they take him and his immense upside. The Titans need a star pass rusher and Ansah can be just that if the Titans can get him to reach his potential.
11. San Diego Chargers – Jonathan Cooper G, UNC
The Chargers have to give protection to Philip Rivers who has understandably become very skittish behind a poor line. They were hoping for Lane Johnson to fall but are just fine “settling” for Cooper, who is one of the best guard prospects to come out in ages, due to his amazing athleticism.