NFL Mock Draft 2013: Ryan Nassib is First QB Drafted; Geno Smith Falls out of Top 20

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1. Kansas City Chiefs – Luke Joeckel, Offensive Tackle, Texas A&M

There are reports that some of the Chiefs positional coaches would prefer Eric Fisher over Joeckel. Unfortunately, they aren’t the ones making the pick and it is much more likely that Luke Joeckel will be the selection here.

 2Jacksonville Jaguars – Eric Fisher, Offensive Tackle, Central Michigan

The growing belief around the league is that the Jaguars will select an offensive tackle. Taking Dion Jordan will be tempting, but the Jaguars can take Fisher and then hope Lane Johnson goes off the board early. If that happens, they will be able to dangle Fisher to tackle needy teams as trade bait.

3. Oakland Raiders – Sharrif Floyd, Defensive Tackle, Florida

This is one of the consistent picks that has stayed throughout my mock draft. Floyd can be an elite three-technique and he fits exactly what the Raiders need.

4. Philadelphia Eagles – Dion Jordan, Outside Linebacker, Oregon

While the Eagles are looking to add pass rushers, Chip Kelly can go back to his college roots and bring his old defensive end to town. Jordan will be a dynamic pass rusher for the Eagles and he brings the added ability to cover tight ends all over the field.

5. Detroit Lions – Lane Johnson, Offensive Tackle, Oklahoma

This pick will come down to Lane Johnson or Ezekiel Ansah. If one of the top three tackles is on the board, that is likely the direction Detroit will go.

6.  Cleveland Browns – Ezekiel Ansah, Defensive End/Outside Linebacker, BYU

The Browns would ideally like to trade out of this spot, but if they are stuck they will need to take a potential game changer on defense. The Browns reportedly love Barkevious Mingo and Dee Milliner, but if Ansah gets by Detroit they will have to look long and hard at the player with the most upside in this year’s draft.

7. Arizona Cardinals – Chance Warmack, Guard, Alabama

The Cardinals are much more comfortable with their current offensive tackles than the public realizes. If the top three tackles are gone, they will go with Warmack to sure up their interior line rather than reach for a player like DJ Fluker.

8.  Buffalo Bills – Ryan Nassib, Quarterback, Syracuse

There is growing belief that Nassib will be the first quarterback off the board. If Buffalo sits at eight and cannot find any trade partners, they will need to pull the trigger on the quarterback they like the most. With his familiarity with head coach Doug Marrone, Nassib has the inside edge. This pick will likely come down to a decision between Nassib and Matt Barkley.

9. New York Jets – Tavon Austin, Wide Receiver, West Virginia

The Jets need playmakers on both sides of the ball and it doesn’t get more dynamic than Austin. The team has two first round picks after the Revis trade, so they can afford to take an offensive player early.

10.  Tennessee Titans – Jonathan Cooper, Guard, North Carolina

Tennessee has shown a dedication to improving in the trenches and Cooper will provide a brilliant one-two punch with Andy Levitre. This is a no-brainer selection for the Titans, who reportedly prefer Cooper over Warmack.

11. San Diego Chargers  – Star Lotulelei, Defensive Tackle, Utah

Lotulelei is a top five talent and while it would be tempting to select Fluker, Lotulelei will be too hard to pass up on.

12. Miami Dolphins – Dee Milliner, Cornerback, Alabama

After losing Vontae Davis and Sean Smith, the Dolphins are in desperate need of cornerbacks. Milliner is the top rated corner in this year’s draft, according to many analysts, so this would be a dream scenario.

13. New York Jets (from Tampa Bay Buccaneers) – Barkevious Mingo, Outside Linebacker, LSU

Continuing with the theme of adding playmakers on both sides of the ball, the Jets get one of the most naturally talented pass rushers in the 2013 draft.

14.  Carolina Panthers – Sheldon Richardson, Defensive Tackle, Missouri

Richardson has a relentless motor and has a lightning quick first step. For a defensive line that could use a boost, Richardson can step right in and elevate the level of play in every aspect.

15.  New Orleans Saints – Jarvis Jones, Linebacker, Georgia

Were it not for medical concerns, Jones would be a top ten lock. Instead, he falls slightly to a team that could use a hard-nosed linebacker. Jones will be a brilliant fit in Rob Ryan’s defense.

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  • Tyler

    Might need to relook at this. Have Desmond Trufant goin in two different places

  • http://www.facebook.com/joshnsanchez Josh Sanchez

    To explain the Bears QB pick: You can never rule out a team taking a quarterback when they have a new coach and a quarterback who is coming in to the final year of their contract. They could seriously consider Geno in the first, too, if he slides this far.

  • PastyRasta

    Do you really see Milliner dropping out of the top 10? If Buffalo takes Nassib they might as well move to Toronto Bills fans will riot…I’m excited about the draft but hate the new 3 day format the first round takes 5 hours…but I guess the good thing is we get 3 days of football in April…all of this hype and we are now just days away!

    • http://www.facebook.com/joshnsanchez Josh Sanchez

      Milliner’s shoulder is a real concern to teams, and Nassib is the most likely QB for Buffalo. Buffalo would like to trade back, but if they can’t, they have to take their guy

  • PastyRasta

    No way NE takes a WR in the 1st just my opinion but that is not Belichick’s style they will go DB or DE/OLB trust me

    • http://www.facebook.com/joshnsanchez Josh Sanchez

      With the value there, Hunter makes the most sense to me. Patriots fans would be pleasantly surprised if he is the pick

  • http://www.facebook.com/joshnsanchez Josh Sanchez

    I really wanted to find a place for Kyle Long in the first two rounds, but I believe the second round will be dominated by offensive skill position players.

    • LukeNSims

      And then he happily lands with the Jaguars in round three :)

      • http://www.facebook.com/joshnsanchez Josh Sanchez

        I am sure they wouldn’t mind that too much, haha. I think there will be a place for him in round two, but it is tough to predict trades and how that will all work out.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jordan.t.scruggs Jordan Taylor Scruggs

    Someone is on drugs STL Rams selected Geno with a 1st round pick when they have a lot of holes to fill I think not that is a bust of a pick when there will be talented players available that are more talented than some of the current starters on their roster.

    • http://www.facebook.com/joshnsanchez Josh Sanchez

      If Geno slides that far, the Rams will seriously have to consider the pick. Perhaps they could trade down and a team could move up for him, but with Sam Bradford under center, Geno would be worth the pick.

  • http://twitter.com/GoshCarter Josh Carter

    I agree Nassib is going first round, as a fan I’d be pretty upset if the jets got austin

    • http://www.facebook.com/joshnsanchez Josh Sanchez

      It’s hard to see the Jets passing on him if he is there. They desperately need play makers and he is as good as it gets in this class.

  • bjigler

    This is stupid. There is absolutely zero way the Rams give up on Bradford right now. He actually played pretty well last year, the Rams will not make a change.

    • http://www.facebook.com/joshnsanchez Josh Sanchez

      I disagree. Bradford hasn’t shown that he is a franchise QB. With a coaching staff that didn’t draft him, they could look in another direction

  • Jordan

    2/32 .065 accuracy Geno to the Rams…. What a joke

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