Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Justin Worsley Mock Post Super Bowl Edition

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1. Kansas City Chiefs (2-14) - Geno Smith (QB/West Virginia)

This pick all depends on what the Chiefs do this offseason.  If they acquire a quarterback, then Smith, who is a reach, will not be picked, but is Kansas City strikes out on trades and free agency, they will need to take a quarterback early.  Signal callers tend to go higher than their value actually dictates for one reason, they are a quarterback.

2. Jacksonville Jaguars (2-14) - Jarvis Jones (OLB/Georgia)

Jacksonville needs a pass rush if the expect to compete in the AFC.  Quarterback is a need as well, but if Geno Smith is gone, I doubt Jacksonville reaches for Mike Glennon.

3. Oakland Raiders (4-12) - Star Lotulelei (DT/Utah)

Oakland's defensive line is toothless and needs to be addressed this offseason.  Tommy Kelly offer zero cap penalty if he is released, and he may be let go in order to bring in younger talent.

4. Philadelphia Eagles (4-12) - Luke Joeckel (OT/Texas A&M)

Philadelphia is in a tough situation at tackle.  Jason Peters is coming off of an Achilles injury, Demetress Bell was a bust signing and King Dunlap really, really sucks.  Philadelphia will look to add at least one offensive lineman this offseason.

5. Detroit Lions (4-12) - Damontre Moore (DE/Texas A&M)

Detroit's pass rush took a decline over the pass season, tallying seven less sacks overall.  Kyle Vanden Bosch is in the final year of his contract and considering his decline in play, Detroit would be wise to look for a replacement.

6. Cleveland Browns (5-11) - DeMarcus Milliner (CB/Alabama)

Cleveland already has Joe Haden, but adding Milliner to cover the other side of the field could give them an elite 1-2 punch in the secondary.

7. Arizona Cardinals (5-11) - Eric Fisher (OT/Central Michigan)

Fisher's stock has risen now that Taylor Lewan announced that he will return to school.  Arizona has given up at least 50 sacks in every season since making the Super Bowl in 2009.

8. Buffalo Bills (6-10) - Jonathan Banks (CB/Mississippi State)

It is not uncommon for teams to double-dip at cornerback.  Buffalo took Stephon Gilmore in last year's draft, but only he and Jarius Byrd are reliable in the secondary.  Adding a guy like Banks could help take Buffalo's defense to the next step.

9. New York Jets (6-10) - Bjoern Werner (DE/Florida State)

The Jets need a pass rush.  Masking blitz packages to simulate a pass rush just is not getting the job done anymore and teams are exposing the fact that the Jets have nobody who is able to get to the quarterback on their own.

10. Tennessee Titans (6-10) - Dion Jordan (DE/Oregon)

Tennessee tends to favor athletic players over the best player available and Jordan fits the mold.  The Titans desperately need to fix their lack of a pass rush.

11. San Diego Chargers (7-9) - Jonathan Hankins (DT/Ohio State)

San Diego has a lot of holes in the front of their defensive line.  Hankins is the type of guy who can plug up holes well.

12. Miami Dolphins (7-9) - Tavon Austin (WR/West Virginia)

Miami will more than likely lose Reggie Bush, which means that the team will need to find someone who is multidimensional on offense.  Miami has relied on running backs like Bush and Ronnie Brown to play a versatile role on their offense in recent years.  Austin is not only a threat as a receiver, but he can run the ball too, much like Percy Harvin in Minnesota.

13. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-9) - Sheldon Richardson (DT/Missouri)

Tampa Bay goes for the best player available and gets a guy who can immediately improve Tampa Bay's already good front seven.  Much like Detroit did when they drafted Nick Fairley, the Bucs can add another defensive tackle who can compliment their feature defensive lineman (Gerald McCoy) well.

14. Carolina Panthers (7-9) - John Jenkins (DT/Georgia)

The Panthers gave up 21 rushing touchdowns this season despite having an above average run-stopping unit.  Adding a defensive lineman who can clog up holes is a necessity.

15. New Orleans Saints (7-9) - Manti Te'o (LB/Notre Dame)

Even before this whole non-existent girlfriend hit the press, I had Te'o sliding down to this spot because of his poor performance in the National Championship.  Te'o looked great all season long and could be a steal at this spot.

16. St. Louis Rams (7-8-1) - Chance Warmack (G/Alabama)

I have been hesitant to put Warmack so high since guards rarely go into the top half of the draft, and because David DeCastro took a significant drop last year, but he is the best player available and fills a need for the Rams.  Warmack could evolve into one of the NFL's elite guards.

17. Pittsburgh Steelers (8-8) - Barkevious Mingo (DE/LSU)

Pittsburgh's defense got very old very quickly in 2012.  James Harrison could become a cap casualty and if he is, the Steelers will need to look for someone who can get to the quarterback.

18. Dallas Cowboys (8-8) - Jesse Williams (DT/Alabama)

Dallas could release Jay Ratliff, who offers no cap penalty, this offseason after an injury plagued 2012 season that culminated with a DWI charge.  If he is gone, the Cowboys will need to find a new nose tackle for their system.

19. New York Giants (9-7) - Alec Ogletree (LB/Georgia)

New York has already hinted that they want to rebuild their linebacker unit.  Ogletree would become the new man in the middle while the giants debate on letting free agent Chase Blackburn sign with another team or bring him back for special teams.

20. Chicago Bears (10-6) - Jonathan Cooper (G/North Carolina)

The Bears offensive line is a mess and features many players playing out of position.  Cooper is a reliable guard who has created lanes for his running backs all season.

21. Cincinnati Bengals (10-6) - Kevin Minter (LB/LSU)

Rey Maualuga is headed for free agency, which should come to a delight for many Bengals fans anyway because he is awful.  There are plenty of available middle linebackers in this draft that Cincinnati should refrain from resigning him.

22. St. Louis Rams (7-8-1) - Kenny Vaccaro (S/Texas)

St. Louis addressed the offense with their first pick, so they will look to fixing the defense with the second.  While the Rams cornerbacks were exceptional last season, the safety position in St. Louis was not.

23. Minnesota Vikings (10-6) - Keenan Allen (WR/California)

Percy Harvin is too fragile to be considered the team's top target.  If the Vikings expect Christian Ponder to  improve, they will need to bring in better options at wide receiver.

24. Indianapolis Colts (11-5) - Sam Montgomery (DE/LSU)

Indianapolis' defense line is starting to get long in the tooth.  If they want Robert Mathis and Dwight Freeney to continue to be effective, the Colts will be smart to bring in someone who can rotate with them.

25. Seattle Seahawks (11-5) - Ezekiel Ansah (DE/BYU)

Seattle now has a problem at defensive end with Chris Clemons, last year's leader in sacks, suffering a torn ACL.  Adding Ansah can bring depth to an already tough defense as well.

26. Green Bay Packers (11-5) - Giovani Bernard (RB/North Carolina)

Green Bay fans last season were saved the agony of what is Cedric Benson running last year when he got injured, but it doesn't get rid of the fact that the Packers essentially have nothing to offer in the running game.  The Packers need to balance their offense more in 2013.

27. Houston Texans (12-4) - Terrance Williams (WR/Baylor)

Andre Johnson had a very poor start in 2012 before catching fire at the season's end.  He will turn 32 this summer and the Texans will need to find someone who can potentially replace him.

28. Denver Broncos (13-3) - Matt Elam (S/Florida)

Denver has no permanent solution at safety.  Rahim Moore was terrible in the playoffs and Mike Adams is not a long-term answer.

29. New England Patriots (12-4) - Barrett Jones (C/Alabama)

Jones is listed as a center but he can play pretty much anywhere across the offensive line.  Bill Belichick could use a guy like Jones for multiple schemes on the offensive line.

30. Atlanta Falcons (13-3) - Zach Ertz (TE/Stanford)

Tony Gonzalez may wind up retiring with the Falcons brass kicking and screaming for him not to.  If he does call it a career, the Falcons will look early for Matt Ryan's new safety valve.

31. San Francisco 49ers (11-4-1) - Alex Okafor (DE/Texas)

San Francisco does not have many needs and because of this, they can focus on adding depth to their pass rush.  When Justin Smith was injured, the pass rush unit took a step back in the postseason.

32. Baltimore Ravens (10-6) - Lane Johnson (OT/Oklahoma)

Ray Lewis has retired, but the Ravens may be better off looking for the heir at left tackle in case Bryant McKinnie calls it a career as well.  Michael Oher cannot be trusted at left tackle.

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