NFL Mock Draft 2013: Jacksonville Jaguars Snag Geno Smith

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16.  St. Louis Rams –  Tavon Austin, Wide Receiver, West Virginia

Tavon Austin is one of the best playmakers in this year’s draft class and the Rams are in desperate need of adding weapons for Sam Bradford.

17.  Pittsburgh Steelers – Cordarrelle Patterson, Wide Receiver, Tennessee

Pittsburgh is looking to get younger at linebacker, but Patterson could be too good to pass up. After losing Mike Wallace and potentially losing Emmanuel Sanders next offseason, the Steelers need to add weapons for Ben Roethlisberger if they hope to return to the top of the AFC North.

18. Dallas Cowboys – Sheldon Richardson, Defensive Tackle, Missouri

With the Cowboys transitioning to the 4-3 defense, they need to add interior linemen to help the transition. Richardson is a disruptive force that may have the quickest first step in this year’s draft class. He could be exactly what Dallas needs in the center of their defensive line.

19. New York Giants – DJ Fluker, Offensive Tackle, Alabama

The Giants were said to be interested in Lane Johnson, but his stock has taken off and there is little chance he will still be on the board when New York is on the clock. In that case, the Giants should go for the best available tackle.

20. Chicago Bears – Manti Te’o, Linebacker, Notre Dame

Chicago needs to replace the void in leadership and the center of their defense after the departure of Brian Urlacher. Despite what some may say about Manti Te’o, he is a heck of a football player and may have some of the best instincts at his position.

 21. Cincinnati Bengals – Datone Jones, Defensive End, UCLA

Datone Jones is a fast rising prospect and could go in the 20′s on draft day. If Cincinnati is serious about improving their defense and pass rush, then Jones should be a player they target.

22. St. Louis Rams (From Redskins) – Alec Ogletree, Linebacker, Georgia

St. Louis needs to focus on adding a linebacker and offensive playmaker in the first round. With their two first round picks they can go about that a number of ways. By taking Austin with the first pick, the Rams now have the freedom to take the best linebacker available.

23. Minnesota Vikings – Sylvester Williams, Defensive Tackle, North Carolina

While there is some belief that the Vikings need to address their lack of offense talent, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see both picks dedicated to the defensive side of the ball. The team is reportedly in love with Williams as a prospect and they may lose out on him to Indianapolis if they don’t pull the trigger here.

24. Indianapolis Colts – Desmond Trufant, Cornerback, Washington

It would be great to see the Colts add a potential shutdown corner like Trufant across from Vontae Davis. The Seahawks showed last season how much a dynamic duo at corner can improve your defense and the Colts should follow that plan of attack.

25. Minnesota Vikings (from Seattle Seahawks) – Arthur Brown, Linebacker, Kansas State

One of the biggest holes on the Vikings roster is at linebacker. Brown would be a player that can play either inside or outside linebacker for the team and his versatility will make him very attractive.

26. Green Bay Packers– Terron Armstead, Offensive Tackle, Arkansas-Pine Bluff

While much of the talk is about Florida State’s athletic offensive tackle Menelik Watson, Armstead is flying up boards and could be a surprise pick in the first round thanks to his unbelievable performances at the combine and Pro Day. Armstead’s upside is unbelievable and he should find a home in the top 40 picks if the run starts early enough.

27. Houston Texans - Kevin Minter, Linebacker, LSU

Minter’s physical style is a perfect fit for the Houston defense and he’d help sure up their inside linebacker position.

28. Denver Broncos – Tank Carradine, Defensive End, Florida State

There are whispers that Carradine is a player the Broncos are in love with. If it weren’t for a torn ACL, Carradine could be receiving attention in the top ten.

29. New England Patriots – Kawann Short, Defensive Tackle, Purdue

Short is a nifty defender that has the ability to play five-technique or three-technique depending on whether your team wants to run a 40 or 30 front. With the Patriots nearly completing a transition to the even front, Short would get some play inside where he would be able to use his quick first step and non-stop motor to generate some much needed interior pressure for New England.

30. Atlanta Falcons – Menelik Watson, Offensive Tackle, Florida State

Atlanta is going to need to protect Matt Ryan and give him time to find Julio Jones and Roddy White down the field. By adding Watson, they got a very talented tackle that will be able to grow and develop with the offense.

31. San Francisco 49ers – Johnathan Hankins, Defensive Tackle, Ohio State

One of the few holes the 49ers have on their roster is at nose tackle and Hankins would be a big-bodied talent that could come in and start from day one.

32.  Baltimore Ravens – DeAndre Hopkins, Wide Receiver, Clemson

After losing Anquan Boldin in free agency, the Ravens need to find a wide receiver that can come in and fill his role. Hopkins is an incredibly talented wideout that has the ability to develop in to a true No. 1 and he’d be a perfect compliment to Torrey Smith.

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  • Josh Sanchez

    Crazy to see how far Bjoern Werner and Damontre Moore have fallen. At one point they were both considered top five picks, now they could both fall out of the first round.

    • Bjoern Werner

      I think most teams already had Damontre Moore as a low first round. Bjoern Werner on the other hand is very worth of a top 10 pick

      • Josh Sanchez

        Werner is more worth a pick in the 20s, but there is a chance he slides with more athletic defensive ends and pass rushers catching the attention of scouts.

  • Russel Azul

    I feel like this mock draft is about a month and a half old. Picks don’t seem correct at all

    • Josh Sanchez

      What picks do you have questions on? I’m always willing to explain.

  • Bjoern Werner

    No way cardinals are taking a guard that early in the draft

    • Josh Sanchez

      I wouldn’t be so surprised. A lot of buzz is that the Cardinals have Fisher and Warmack at the top of their board. Warmack is a very special talent and the best run blocking guard to come out in the past decade.

  • d man

    Houston is not going to take a LB when WR is such a need Hopkins Hunter or Austin if he slip down or we trade up

    • Josh Sanchez

      Minter is a perfect fit for their system and wide receivers tend to slide. Hopkins/Hunter could both very well slide out of the first.

  • Dave Tidwell

    So Lacy isn’t going 1st round ??
    Seriously ???

    • Josh Sanchez

      I highly doubt any running backs go. Especially one with speed concerns that hasn’t worked out for scouts yet.

      • Dave Tidwell

        I dunno Josh. Looking at his body of work, I could see someone like the Rams willing to use 1 of their 2 picks.
        I’ll go out on a limb and say that even someone like the Patriots might give him a look…….. although not 1st round.

        • Josh Sanchez

          A lot of teams hesitate to take RBs in round one, especially ones that don’t have game changing speed. That is my only concern with Lacy. There are many more players available that have game-changing ability.

        • Patrick Allen

          Somebody might bite on him late but I think teams are getting smart about not taking RBs too high. There are just too many instances of teams finding great backs later and for cheaper. Look at Arian Foster and Jamaal Charles, two of the best backs in the NFL. One was taken in the third and the other was undrafted.

  • Rodney K Winkler

    Teams are going to be sorry they passed over Tyler Wilson, This guy is truly the best quarterback in the draft, All the other quarterbacks in this draft will be a big bust especially Geno Smith…..

    • Josh Sanchez

      I do like Wilson, but think Tyler Bray or Matt Scott could end up being the biggest steals.

  • Maurice Henry


    • Josh Sanchez

      Not a first-round talent, IMO. Seems hesitant to work out for scouts and expose his lack of speed.

  • Phillip

    there will not be a quarterback taken in the top ten and if there is such as jacksonville or buffalo that just shows why those teams always draft in the top ten and never win anything and what exactly has Barkley accomplished at USC?

    • Josh Sanchez

      What you accomplish in college doesn’t always translate to how you will fair in the pros. Barkley has incredible intelligence and awareness. His intangibles set him up for success.

  • Tynan Patrick

    Just a heads up, Anquan Boldin not Bolding