Thursday, January 10, 2013

Professor's 2013 NFL MOCK DRAFT 3.0

2013 Mock 3.0

* I will not be projecting trades until all coaching and front office positions are filled.

  1. Kansas City– Mike Glennon, QB, N.C. State – “I am the walrus, goo goo g’joob”. Andy won’t try to resurrect Cassel or Quinn. Obviously, he must find a new signal caller. The market for trading the pick will be slim. After many trials and tribulations, the Chiefs will select Glennon 1st overall. Geno Smith will remind Andy of Michael Vick.

  1. Jacksonville – Jarvis Jones, DE/OLB, Georgia – Scouts see a Von Miller clone. Jones could be a difference maker at the next level. The Jags may bring in a new Head Coach, from the college ranks, and let Tim Tebow run the read/option. The RG3 effect is cascading across the league.

  1. Oakland – Star Lotuelei, NT, Utah – The Raiders are a mess. No single move will turn this thing around. For years Al Davis built from the outside in. Popular wisdom suggests the opposite is needed. No better way to begin than to draft this anchor. Terrelle Pryor will replace Palmer as the starting QB.

  1. Philadelphia – Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M – Foles is a keeper, and McCoy will be the focus of any new offensive system. The personnel on the Eagles are much better than their record. I expect, a mean streak, a disciplinarian, to be named as head coach.

  1. Detroit – Damontre Moore, DE/OLB, Texas A&M – The Lions are a pass rush away from the playoffs.

  1. Cleveland – Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia – I still can’t believe how Holmgren flinched on moving up for RG3! The fate of the franchise, for a decade, defined by a blink? Well, maybe not? My guess is ownership wants to adopt the read/option and hire a coach from that perspective. If so, the pick will be Smith. After working out, both, Smith and Tyler Wilson, they may choose to go with the slightly more polished Wilson.

  1. Arizona – Tyler Wilson, QB, Arkansas – Will the Cards add Mike Vick to their roster? Is resurrecting Kevin Kolb an option? I doubt they attempt to do either. Drafting Wilson or Smith will be perceived as the lowest of the risks.

  1. Buffalo – Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan – Lewan has elected to return to Michigan so Fisher is the next OT off the board. Marrone will add a QB and a WR early in the draft. Could this be where Ryan Nassib lands in the 2nd round?

  1. N.Y. Jets – Bjoern Werner, DE/OLB, Florida State – The Jets will breath a sigh of relief that the top QBs are off the board. Management can throw up their hands and stick with Sanchez another year. Rex will covet this edge rusher.

  1. Tennessee- DeMarcus Milliner, CB, Alabama – Top CB in the draft added to a challenged secondary.

  1. San Diego - Johnathan Hankins, NT, Ohio State – Include Hankins in the new breed of mass and power that run the 40 in around 5 and change. The Bolts must upgrade a pedestrian defensive front.

  1. Miami – Johnathan Banks, CB, Mississippi State – The Dolphins traded Davis to the Colts. With Banks, they add a quality corner and continue to build a culture of responsibility. If they don’t resign Long, perhaps this pick is Jonathan Cooper.

  1. Tampa Bay – Dion Jordan, DE/OLB, Oregon – Milliner and Banks are off the board, and Bowers health is a concern. Jordan will be compared to Chandler Jones. An improved rush will help hide weaknesses on the back end (Giants 2011).

  1. Carolina –Jonathan Cooper, OT, North Carolina – Dave Gettleman has been named The Panther’s GM. He will bring with him the Giant method for approaching the draft. 1- He will select the Best Value Available. 2- Next to QB, an OT has the highest positional value. 3- The continued development of Cam is job 1. Cooper brings elite ability to a position of high value.
  1. New Orleans – Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri – The Saints begin rebuilding a defense by grabbing this beast.

  1. St. Louis – Chance Warmack, G, Alabama – Sam Bradford’s development is the priority. Warmack is a special talent. The Rams add a WR with the 22nd pick.

  1. Pittsburgh – Manti Te’o, LB, Norte Dame – The scar from the National Championship game remains. Te’o falls into a “Steel Curtain”. They will make him a star.

  1. Dallas– Jonathan Jenkins, DT, Georgia– Rob Ryan has been let go. Jerry watchers should expect a focus in the draft on defense. The “Boys” look first to stiffen a soft defensive front.

  1. N.Y. Giants – Barkevious Mingo, DE/OLB, LSU – The 1st round CBs are off the board. With Osi moving on and Tuck wearing down, the Giants will start Kiwanuka at LDE, and permanently plant JPP at RDE. They will restructure Tuck to a low cost/ low term deal and hope he can stay healthy while retaining his important leadership. The Giants will expect Mingo to splash at OLB. Someone has to chase RG3 around!

  1. Chicago – Alec Ogletree, ILB, Georgia – Sooner than later, Urlacher will follow Ray Lewis into the HOF. The Bears will expect Ogletree to follow in that great tradition. Heavy shoes to fill!

  1. Minnesota – Keenan Allen, WR, California – The Vikes cannot continue to exclusively rely on Peterson. Ponder must punish defenses for loading up the box. Percy Harvin is a question mark.

  1. Cincinnati – C.J. Mosley, ILB, Alabama – Never replaced Joseph, but the top CB’s are off the broad. Mosley will go along way to shoring up the Bengal middle.

  1. St. Louis (from Washington) – Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee – The Rams select a freaky receiver with unbelievable upside.

  1. Baltimore – Ezekiel Ansah, DE, BYU – Ray Lewis’s replacement is not in this draft. There may never be another Ray Lewis! The Ravens can only hope that Ansah develops into a dynamic defender.

  1. Indianapolis – Sam Montgomery, DE, LSU - Mathis and Freeney will need to be cycled out soon. Montgomery fits the mold.

  1. Seattle – Terrance Williams, WR, Baylor – Pete must layer some additional options into his offense. The Seahawks should not rely, too heavily, on Wilson’s creativity.

  1. Houston – Tyler Eifer, TE, Notre Dame – The Texans won’t score enough points to advance to the big dance. It’s a copycat league. Eifer and Daniels could provide the Texans with dual TE alignments, similar to what the Pats are running.

  1. Green Bay – Barrett Jones, C, Alabama – Jeff Saturday is done. Jones can fill any of the offensive line positions. An excellent player and great value at 28.

  1. New England – Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee – Josh gets a new toy for his fast-break offense. Hunter’s skill set has been absent from the Pats offense since the departure of Randy Moss.

  1. Atlanta – Jesse Williams, NT, Alabama – The middle of the Falcon defensive front could use an upgrade. They will find a truck to compete with Turner in the later rounds.

  1. San Francisco – Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia – Randy Moss is toast. Manningham was underwhelming and will be returning from an ACL. Jenkins is a project. Crabtree will continue to be smothered in coverage. Kaepernick’s mobility offers high reward in the short run and higher risk down the road.

  1. Denver – Oday Aboush, OT, Virginia – The whole thing is built on keeping Peyton upright. He makes average talent perform at above average levels.

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