Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Justin's Mock 2/12 Edition

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



As mentioned earlier, until the Chiefs find their franchise quarterback, I will continue to have them taking Smith.  The Chiefs have not drafted a quarterback in the first round since 1983.  Since then, they have made the playoffs just 11 times in 30 seasons and have only won three (the last one was in 1993).

2. Jacksonville Jaguars (2-14) - Damontre Moore (DE/Texas A&M)



Apparently, a lot more teams have concerns about Jarvis Jones' medical history than expected.  It would not be surprising to see him drop out of the top 10.  Either way, Jacksonville has to exhaust this pick on a pass rusher, especially considering how deep this draft class is in the position.

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



Oakland's toothless front seven needs to be upgraded.  Lotulelei can plug up running lanes and command double teams as well in the pass rush.

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



The Eagles are retaining Michael Vick for one more season, but if they expect to contend, they will need to find someone who can protect him.

5. Detroit Lions (4-12) - DeMarcus Milliner (CB/Alabama)



Detroit upgrades their leaky secondary with this pick.  Milliner has shut down opposing SEC receivers all season.

6. Cleveland Browns (5-11) - Bjoern Werner (DE/Florida State)



Cleveland will need to take the best player available at this juncture and in this case it is Werner.  Rod Chudzinski will me stuck with Brandon Weeden for at least one season.

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



Arizona has surrendered at least 50 sacks per season since 2010, the year after their Super Bowl run.  They are already in a bad situation at quarterback and it is exacerbated by their even worse offensive line situation.

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



It is not uncommon for teams to double-dip at secondary positions.  Along with Stephon Gilmore and Jarius Byrd, Buffalo's defensive backs could rise to one of the league's better ones, which is needed if they want to dethrone Tom Brady.

9. New York Jets (6-10) - Dion Jordan (DE/Oregon)



New York needs to find a top-line pass rusher this offseason to help avoid from relying so much on the blitz. Jarvis Jones is a viable option, but the Jets may want to rely on someone with a better track record injury-wise.

10. Tennessee Titans (6-10) - Jarvis Jones (OLB/Georgia)


 
Tennessee needs to upgrade their pass rush and may snatch Jones if he falls here.  Cornerback or a guard could be picked here as well, but guards rarely go this high. 

11. San Diego Chargers (7-9) - Lane Johnson (OT/Oklahoma)



San Diego needs to protect Phillip Rivers if they want any form of success in 2013.  Johnson's stock has skyrocketed since the Senior Bowl.

12. Miami Dolphins (7-9) - Cordarrelle Patterson (WR/Tennessee)





Ryan Tannehill had a good rookie campaign, but if he doesn't want a sophomore slump, the Dolphins will need to bring him a more reliable target.

13. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-9) - Sharrif Floyd (DT/Florida)



Gerald McCoy has played well since recovering from injuries that plagued the beginning of his career.  McCoy could become even more effective, however, if the Bucs bring in another quality defensive tackle.

14. Carolina Panthers (7-9) - Sheldon Richardson (DT/Missouri)



Carolina's defensive line is horrific.  If the Panthers want to avoid another losing season, they will need to address this position in the offseason.

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



Even before this whole fake girlfriend situation, Te'o's stock was falling due to a poor outing in the National Championship.  The Saints, however, need help all across their defense.

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



St. Louis needs to upgrade their offensive line.  Warmack is an elite prospect, but since he does not play at a premium position, his stock will drop.

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



Pittsburgh may enter the season without James Harrison, but if he is gone, they will need to find someone else to get to the quarterback.

18. Dallas Cowboys (8-8) - Johnathan Hankins (DT/Ohio State)



Now that Dallas is going to the 4-3, they need to shore up their defensive front.  Jay Ratlif may also be released as well.

19. New York Giants (9-7) - Ezekiel Ansah (DE/BYU)



The Giants traditionally prefer a guy who can get to the quarterback over a linebacker.  If Osi Umenyiora doesn't return, the Giants may take someone like Ansah over Alec Ogletree.

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



The offensive line needs to be addressed before anything else in Chicago.  Adding Cooper will help realign a line that was playing out of position all season.

21. Cincinnati Bengals (10-6) - Alec Ogletree (LB/Georgia)



Rey Maualuga will most likely not return to the Bengals in 2013, which isn't the worst thing in the world.  Ogletree would be an upgrade at the middle of the defense.

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



St. Louis addressed the offense with their first pick, now they should focusing on the defense.  The Rams cornerbacks played well, but the safeties need an upgrade.

23. Minnesota Vikings (10-6) - Bennie Logan (DT/LSU)



Kevin Williams will be 32-year-old free agent this offseason.  Even if he is retained, the Vikings will need to find someone to play next to him.

24. Indianapolis Colts (11-5) - John Jenkins (DT/Georgia)



Indianapolis struggled to stop the run late in the season.  They will need to find a way to plug up the running lanes before next season.

25. Seattle Seahawks (11-5) - Terrance Williams (WR/Baylor)



Seattle's wide receiver stepped up towards the end of the year, but they were still amongst the worst in the league in yards after the catch.

26. Green Bay Packers (11-5) - Eddie Lacy (RB/Alabama)



Cedric Benson is awful and needs to be replaced in Green Bay.  The Packers have ran an unbalanced offense the past two seasons, but adding a running back will force defenses to be honest.

27. Houston Texans (12-4) - Tavon Austin (WR/West Virginia)



Andre Johnson is aging and the Texans has no real option aside from him at receiver.  Austin is a versatile threat with the ball.

28. Denver Broncos (13-3) - Jesse Williams (DT/Alabama)



Denver needs a big body in the middle of their defensive line to help stop the run. Williams will also help kick Derek Wolfe to the outside.

29. New England Patriots (13-3) - Barrett Jones (C/Alabama)



Jones is a versatile player who can be placed all across Bill Belichick's offensive line.

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



With Tony Gonzalez contemplating retirement, the Falcons need to find someone who can work at Matt Ryan's security blanket.

31. San Francisco 49ers (11-4-1) - Sam Montgomery (DE/LSU)



The 49ers pass rush wasn't as effective once Justin Smith got injured.  The 49ers will seek to add depth to the position.

32. Baltimore Ravens (10-6) - Kevin Minter (LB/LSU)



With Ray Lewis' last ride over, the Ravens will seek to find his successor.

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