Official 2013 Mock Draft Selection Thread
1-01 (01): Kansas City (Conklin)- Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M
1-02 (02): Jacksonville (ColoradoBuff)- Dee Milner, CB, Alabama
1-03 (03): Oakland (CBF1)- Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida
1-04 (04): Philadelphia (Arkie)- Dion Jordan, OLB/DE, Oregon
1-05 (05): Detroit (DBroncos4life)- Chance Warmack, OG, Alabama
1-06 (06): Cleveland (Drunken.Broncoholic)- Barkevious Mingo, DE/OLB, LSU
1-07 (07): Arizona (TheReverend)- Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan
1-08 (08): Buffalo (BroncosfanGuy)- Ezekiel Ansah, OLB, BYU
1-09 (09): NY Jets (MrPeepers)- Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee
1-10 (10): Tennessee (Lycan)- Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State
1-11 (11): San Diego (JCMElway)- Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma
1-12 (12): Miami (phibacka31/SouthStndJunkie) - Jonathan Cooper, OG, North Carolina
1-13 (13): Tampa Bay (Traveler )- Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State
1-14 (14): Carolina (BroncoInferno)- Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah
1-15 (15): Pittsburgh (BowlenBall)- Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia
1-16 (16): St. Louis (Rohirrim)- D.J. Fluker, RT, Alabama
1-17 (17): New Orleans (Drek)- Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington
1-18 (18): Dallas (NickStixx)- Johnathan Hankins, DT, OSU
1-19 (19): Kansas City (Conklin) - Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri
1-20 (20): Chicago (SoDak Bronco)- Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia
1-21 (21): Cincinnati (Requiem)- Alec Ogletree, LB, Georgia
1-22 (22): NY Giants (BroncoMan4ever)- Keenan Allen, WR, Cal
1-23 (23): Atlanta (ludo21)- Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame
1-24 (24): Indianapolis (Mediator12)- Jesse Williams, DT, Alabama
1-25 (25): Seattle (socalorado)- Zach Ertz, TE, Stanford
1-26 (26): Green Bay (srphoenix)- Kenny Vaccaro, S, Texas
1-27 (27): Houston (24champ)- Datone Jones, DE, UCLA
1-28 (28): Denver (GoHAM/schaaf)- Kawann Short, DT, Purdue
1-29 (29): Buffalo (BroncosfanGuy)- Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia
1-30 (30): Minnesota (jebures)- Terrence Williams, WR, Baylor
1-31 (31): San Francisco (DENVERDUI55)- Margus Hunt, DE, SMU
1-32 (32): Seattle (socalorado)- Alex Okafor, DE, Texas
2-01 (33): Jacksonville (Sirhcyennek)- Cornellius Carradine, DE, FSU
2-02 (34): St. Louis (Rohirrim)- Jamar Taylor, FS, Boise State
2-03 (35): Philadelphia (Arkie)- Matt Elam, SS, Florida
2-04 (36): Cincinnati (Requiem)- DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson
2-05 (37): Cincinnati (Requiem)- John Cyprien, S, Florida International
2-06 (38): Arizona (TheReverend)- Matt Barkley, QB, USC
2-07 (XX): Cleveland (Drunken.Broncoholic)- Used in 2012 supplemental draft to select WR Josh Gordon
2-08 (39): NY Jets (MrPeepers)- Damontre Moore, DE/OLB, Texas A &M
2-09 (40): Green Bay (srphoenix)- Manti Te'o, LB, Notre Dame
2-10 (41): New England (eddie mac)- Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina
2-11 (42): Miami (phibacka31/SouthStndJunkie)- Markus Wheaton, WR, Oregon State
2-12 (43): Tampa Bay (Traveler)- Eric Reid, FS, LSU
2-13 (44): Carolina (BroncoInferno)- Larry Warford, G, Kentucky
2-14 (XX): New Orleans (Drek)- Forfeited in BountyGate scandal
2-15 (45): San Diego (JCMElway)- Eddie Lacy, RB, Alabama
2-16 (46): St. Louis (Rohirrim)- Robert Woods, WR, USC
2-17 (47): Dallas (NickStixx)- Travis Frederick, OC, Wisconsin
2-18 (48): Pittsburgh (BowlenBall)- Barrett Jones, OC/OG/OT, Alabama
2-19 (49): NY Giants (BroncoMan4ever)- Kevin Minter, LB, LSU
2-20 (50): Chicago (SoDak Bronco)-Johnthan Banks - CB Miss St
2-21 (51): Washington (Shananahan)- Arthur Brown, LB, Kansas State
2-22 (52): Minnesota (jebures)- Khaseem Greene, LB, Rutgers
2-23 (53): Detroit (DBroncos4life)- Tyrann Mathieu, CB, LSU
2-24 (54): Miami (phibacka31/SouthStndJunkie)- Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee
2-25 (55): Tennessee (Lycan)- John Jenkins, DT, Georgia
2-26 (56): Baltimore (Bmore Manning)- Menelik Watson OT, Florida State
2-27 (57): Houston (24champ)- Kyle Long, OT/OG, Oregon
2-28 (58): Denver (GoHAM/schaaf)- Jordan Poyer, CB, Oregon State
2-29 (59): New England (eddie mac)- DJ Swearinger, S, South Carolina
2-30 (60): Atlanta (ludo21)- Sam Montgomery, DE, LSU
2-31 (61): San Francisco (DENVERDUI55)- David Amerson, CB/S, NC State
2-32 (62): Baltimore (Bmore Manning)-Phillip Thomas FS, Fresno State
3-01 (63): St. Louis (Rohirrim)- Dallas Thomas, LG, Tennessee
3-02 (64): Jacksonville (ColoradoBuff)- Quinton Patton, WR, Louisana Tech
3-03 (65): Detroit (DBroncos4life)- Logan Ryan, CB, Rutgers
3-04 (66): Oakland (CBF1)- Terron Armstead, OT, Arkansas Pine-Bluff
3-05 (67): Philadelphia (Arkie)- Brandon Williams, DT, Missouri Southern
3-06 (68): Cleveland (Drunken.Broncoholic)- E.J. Manuel, QB, Florida State
3-07 (69): Arizona (TheReverend)- Robert Alford, CB, SELU
3-08 (70): Tennessee (Lycan)- Justin Pugh, OT/OG, Syracuse
3-09 (71): Buffalo (BroncosfanGuy)- Da'Rick Rogers, WR, Tennessee Tech
3-10 (72): NY Jets (MrPeepers)- Shamarko Thomas, SS, Syracuse
3-11 (73): Tampa Bay (Traveler)- Jamie Collins, OLB, Southern Mississippi
3-12 (74): Kansas City (Conklin)- Darius Slay, CB, Mississippi State
3-13 (75): New Orleans (Drek)- Sio Moore, OLB, UConn
3-14 (76): Miami (phibacka31/SouthStndJunkie)- Gavin Escobar, TE, SDSU
3-15 (77): Miami (phibacka31/SouthStndJunkie)- Blidi Wreh-Wilson, CB, Connecticut
3-16 (78): San Francisco (DENVERDUI55)- Chase Thomas, LB, Stanford
3-17 (79): Tampa Bay (Traveler )- Chris Faulk, OT, LSU
3-18 (80): Dallas (NickStixx)- Ryan Swope, WR, Texas A&M
3-19 (81): NY Giants (BroncoMan4ever)- La'veon Bell, RB, Michigan State
3-20 (82): Miami (phibacka31/SouthStndJunkie)- Corey Lemonier, OLB/DE, Auburn
3-21 (83): Minnesota (jebures)- Mike Glennon, QB, NC State
3-22 (84): Washington (Shananahan)- Terry Hawthorne, CB, Illinois
3-23 (85): Tennessee (Lycan)- Brian Winters, G, Kent State
3-24 (86): Cincinnati (Requiem)- Giovani Bernard, RB, North Carolina
3-25 (87): Baltimore (Bmore Manning)- Brandon Jenkins, OLB, Florida State
3-26 (88): Green Bay (srphoenix)- Montee Ball, RB, Wisconsin
3-27 (89): Houston (24champ)- Aaron Dobson, WR, Marshall
3-28 (90): Denver (GoHAM/schaaf)- Kevin Reddick, LB, North Carolina
3-29 (91): New England (eddie mac)- Stedman Bailey, WR, West Virginia
3-30 (92): Atlanta (ludo21)- Jonathan Franklin, RB, UCLA
3-31 (93): San Francisco (DENVERDUI55)- David Quessenberry, C/G, San Jose State
3-32 (94): Baltimore (Bmore Manning)- Brian Schwenke C/G California
3-33 (95): Houston (24champ)- Trevardo Williams, LB, UConn
3-34 (96): Kansas City (Conklin) - Vance McDonald, TE, Rice
3-35 (97): Tennessee (Lycan) - Shawn Williams, S, Georgia
4-01 (98): Jacksonville (ColoradoBuff)- Marcus Lattimore, RB, South Carolina
4-02 (99): St. Louis (Rohirrim)- Travis Kelce, TE, Cincinnati
4-03 (100): Oakland (CBF1)- Cornelius Washington , DE, Georgia
4-04 (101): Philadelphia (Arkie)- Tyler Wilson, QB, Arkansas
4-05 (102): Minnesota (jebures)- Malliciah Goodman, DE, Clemson
4-06 (103): Arizona (TheReverend)- David Bakhtiari, OT, Colorado
4-07 (104): Cleveland (Drunken.Broncoholic)- Leon McFadden CB San Diego St
4-08 (105): New England (eddie mac)- B.W. Webb, CB, William & Mary
4-09 (106): NY Jets (MrPeepers)- Christine Michael, RB, Texas A&M
4-10 (107): Washington (Shananahan)- Bacarri Rambo, S, Georgia
4-11 (108): Carolina (BroncoInferno)- Jordan Reed, TE, Florida
4-12 (109): New Orleans (Drek)- John Simon, OLB/DE, Ohio State University
4-13 (110): NY Giants (BroncoMan4ever)- Kiko Alonso, LB, Oregon
4-14 (111): San Diego (JCMElway)- Dwayne Gratz, CB, UConn
4-15 (112): Pittsburgh (BowlenBall)- Earl Wolff, S, North Carolina State
4-16 (113): St. Louis (Rohirrim)- Sean Porter, LB, Texas A&M
4-17 (114): Dallas (NickStixx)- T.J. McDonald, FS, USC
4-18 (115): Pittsburgh (BowlenBall)- Ryan Nassib, QB, Syracuse
4-19 (116): NY Giants (BroncoMan4ever)- Nick Kasa, TE, CU
4-20 (117): Chicago (SoDak Bronco)- Reid Fragel, OT, Ohio State
4-21 (118): Detroit (DBroncos4life)- Oday Aboushi, OT, Virginia
4-22 (119): Indianapolis (Mediator12) - Bennie Logan, DT, LSU
4-23 (120): Minnesota (jebures)- Jonathan Bostic, LB, Florida
4-24 (121): Indianapolis (Mediator12) - Stepfan Taylor RB Stanford
4-25 (122): Washington (Shananahan)- Xavier Nixon, OT, Florida
4-26 (123): Baltimore (Bmore Manning)- Tyler Bray QB, Tennessee
4-27 (124): Houston (24champ/Requiem)- Tony Jefferson, FS, Oklahoma
4-28 (125): Denver (GoHAM/schaaf)- Joseph Randle, RB, Oklahoma State
4-29 (126): Pittsburgh (BowlenBall)- Alvin Bailey, OG, Arkansas
4-30 (127): Minnesota (jebures)- Montari Hughes, DT, Tennessee-Martin
4-31 (128): San Francisco (DENVERDUI55)- Matt Scott, QB. Arizona
4-32 (129): Baltimore (Bmore Manning)- Chris Harper, WR, Kansas State
4-33 (130): Cincinnati (MUG)- Zaviar Gooden, LB, Mizzou
4-34 (131): San Francisco (DENVERDUI55)- Kwame Geathers, NT, Georgia
4-35 (132): Detroit (DBroncos4life) - Jelani Jenkins, LB, Florida
4-36 (133): Minnesota (jebures)- Kenny Stills, WR, Oklahoma
5-01 (134): San Francisco (DENVERDUI55)- Brennan Williams, OT, UNC
5-02 (135): Jacksonville (ColoradoBuff)- JJ Wilcox, FS, Georgia Southern
5-03 (136): Kansas City (Conklin)- Landry Jones, QB, Oklahoma
5-04 (137): San Francisco (DENVERDUI55)- Will Davis, CB, Utah State
5-05 (138): Oakland (CBF1)- DJ Hayden, CB, Houston
5-06 (139): Cleveland (Drunken.Broncoholic)- Dion Sims, TE, Michigan State
5-07 (140): Arizona (TheReverend)- Jordan Hill, DT, Penn State
5-08 (141): NY Jets (MrPeepers)- Nico Johnson, LB, Alabama
5-09 (142): Washington (Shananahan)- Tavarres King, WR, Georgia
5-10 (143): Buffalo (BroncosfanGuy)- Jordan Mills, OT, Louisiana Tech
5-11 (144): New Orleans (Drek)- Lavar Edward, DE, LSU
5-12 (145): San Diego (JCMElway)- Garrett Gilkey, OG, Chadron State
5-13 (146): San Diego (JCMElway)- Michael Buchanan, DE, Illinois
5-14 (147): Tampa Bay (Traveler)- Knile Davis, RB, Arkansas
5-15 (148): Carolina (BroncoInferno)- Josh Evans, S, Florida
5-16 (149): St. Louis (Rohirrim)- A.J. Klein, ILB, Iowa State
5-17 (150): Pittsburgh (BowlenBall)- Josh Boyce, WR, TCU
5-18 (151): Dallas (NickStixx)- Kenjon Barner, RB, Oregon
5-19 (152): San Diego (JCMElway)- Cobi Hamilton, WR, Arkansas
5-20 (153): Chicago (SoDak Bronco)- DeVonte Hollomon, LB, South Carolina
5-21 (154): Baltimore (Bmore Manning)- Gerald Hodges, LB, Penn State
5-22 (155): Minnesota (jebures)- Andre Ellington, RB, Clemson
5-23 (156): Indianapolis (Mediator12)- Sanders Commings, S, Georgia
5-24 (157): Detroit (DBroncos4life)- Devin Taylor, DE, South Carolina
5-25 (158): Seattle (socalorado)- Marquess Wilson, WR, Washington State
5-26 (159): Green Bay (srphoenix)- Ryan Otten, TE, San Jose State
5-27 (160): Houston (24champ)- Akeem Spence, DT, Illinois
5-28 (161): Denver (GoHAM/schaaf)- William Gholston, DE, Michigan State
5-29 (162): Washington (Shananahan)- Micah Hyde, CB, Iowa
5-30 (163): Atlanta (ludo21)- Keith Pough, LB, Howard
5-31 (164): Philadelphia (Arkie)- Ricky Wagner, OT, Wisconsin
5-32 (165): Seattle (socalorado)- Marcus Davis, WR, Virginia Tech
5-33 (166): Miami (phibacka31/SouthStndJunkie)- Ray Graham, RB, Pittsburgh
5-34 (167): Green Bay (srphoenix)-Marquise Goodwin, WR, Texas
5-35 (168): Baltimore (Bmore Manning)- Quanterus Smith, OLB/DE, Western Kentucky
6-01 (169): Jacksonville (ColoradoBuff)- Tharold Simon, CB, LSU
6-02 (170): St. Louis (Rohirrim)- Everett Dawkins, DT, Florida State
6-03 (171): Detroit (DBroncos4life)- David Bass DE, Missouri Western State
6-04 (172): Oakland (CBF1)- Marc Anthony, CB, California
6-05 (173): Cleveland (Drunken.Broncoholic)- J.C. Tretter, OT/G, Cornell
6-06 (174): Arizona (TheReverend)- Chris Gragg, TE, Arkansas
6-07 (175): Cleveland (Drunken.Broncoholic)- Duke Williams, S, Nevada
6-08 (176): Arizona (TheReverend)- T.J. Barnes, DT, Georgia Tech
6-09 (177): Buffalo (BroncosfanGuy)- Joseph Fauria, TE, UCLA
6-10 (178): NY Jets (MrPeepers)- Zac Dysert QB, Miami of Ohio
6-11 (179): San Diego (JCMElway)- Brandon McGee, CB, Miami
6-12 (180): Detroit (DBroncos4life)- Denard Robinson, WR, Michigan
6-13 (181): Pittsburgh (BowlenBall)- Ty Powell, OLB, Harding
6-14 (182): Carolina (BroncoInferno)- Nickell Robey, CB, USC
6-15 (183): New Orleans (Drek)- Hugh Thornton, OG/OT, Illinois
6-16 (184): Baltimore (Bmore Manning)- Cooper Taylor, SS, Richmond
6-17 (185): Dallas (NickStixx)- Vince Williams, ILB, Florida State
6-18 (186): Indianapolis (Mediator12)- Steve Williams, CB, California
6-19 (187): NY Giants (BroncoMan4ever)- Joe Kruger, DE, Utah
6-20 (188): Chicago (SoDak Bronco)- Jawan Jamison, RB, Rutgers
6-21 (189): Minnesota (jebures)- Ryan Jensen, OL, Colorado State - Pueblo
6-22 (190): San Diego (JCMElway)- Robert Lester, S, Alabama
6-23 (191): Tennessee (Lycan)-Johnny Adams, CB, Michigan St
6-24 (192): New Orleans (Drek)- Aaron Mellette, WR, Elon
6-25 (193): Tennessee (Lycan)- Mike Gillislee, RB, Florida
6-26 (194): Seattle (socalorado)- Earl Watford, OG, James Madison
6-27 (195): Houston (24champ)- Khaled Holmes, OC, USC
6-28 (196): Philadelphia (Arkie)- Kerwynn Williams, RB, Utah State
6-29 (197): New Orleans (Drek)- Josh Boyd, DT, Mississippi State
6-30 (198): Atlanta (ludo21)- Cory Grissom, DT, South Florida
6-31 (199): San Francisco (DENVERDUI55)- Jasper Collins, WR, Mount Union
6-32 (200): San Diego (JCMElway)- Sean Renfree, QB, Duke
6-33 (201): Houston (24champ/Requiem)- Alec Lemon, WR, Syracuse
6-34 (202): Tennessee (Lycan)- Ace Sanders, WR, South Carolina
6-35 (203): Baltimore (Bmore Manning)- Melvin White, CB, Louisiana-Lafayette
6-36 (204): Kansas City (Conklin)- Corey Fuller, WR, Virginia Tech
6-37 (205): Oakland (CBF1)- Vinster Painter, G, Va Tech
6-38 (206): Pittsburgh (BowlenBall)- Zac Stacy, RB, Vanderbilt
7-01 (207): Baltimore (Bmore Manning)- Chris Jones, DT, Bowling Green
7-02 (208): Jacksonville (ColoradoBuff)- Bruce Taylor, ILB, Virginia Tech
7-03 (209): Oakland (CBF1)- Rontez Miles, S, California (PA)
7-04 (210): Philadelphia (Arkie)- Dalton Freeman, C, Clemson
7-05 (211): Detroit (DBroncos4life)- Ryan Allen, P, La. Tech
7-06 (212): Philadelphia (Arkie)- Josh "Jay Jay" Johnson, CB, Purdue
7-07 (213): Minnesota (jebures)- Lerentee Mccray OLB, Florida
7-08 (214): Seattle (socalorado)- Tourek Williams, DE, Florida International
7-09 (215): NY Jets (MrPeepers)- Jake Stoneburner, TE, Ohio State
7-10 (216): Tennessee (Lycan)- Michael Mauti, ILB, Penn State
7-11 (217): San Diego (JCMElway)- Steve Beauharnais, ILB, Rutgers
7-12 (218): New England (eddie mac)- Luke Marquardt, OT, Azusa Pacific
7-13 (219): Oakland (CBF1)- Mike Edwards, CB, Hawaii
7-14 (220): Indianapolis (Mediator12)- Stansly Maponga, DE, TCU
7-15 (221): San Diego (JCMElway)- Dustin Hopkins, K, Florida State
7-16 (222): St. Louis (Rohirrim)- Rex Burkhead, RB, Nebraska
7-17 (223): Pittsburgh (BowlenBall)- Miguel Maysonet, RB, Stony Brook
7-18 (224): Miami (phibacka31/SouthStndJunkie)- Kayvon Webster, CB, South Florida
7-19 (225): Philadelphia (Arkie)- Mike Catapano, DE/OLB, Princeton
7-20 (226): Pittsburgh (BowlenBall)- Mark Harrison, WR, Rutgers
7-21 (227): San Francisco (DENVERDUI55)- Mychal Rivera, TE, Tennessee
7-22 (228): Cincinnati (MUG)- Eric Martin, DE, Nebraska
7-23 (229): Minnesota (jebures)- Bradley McDougald, S, Kansas
7-24 (230): Philadelphia (Arkie)- Zach Line, FB, SMU
7-25 (231): Seattle (socalorado)- Jeff Tuel, QB, Washington State
7-26 (232): Atlanta (ludo21)- Rodney Smith, WR, Florida State
7-27 (233): Houston (24champ)- Lonnie Pryor, FB, Florida State
7-28 (234): Denver (GoHAM/schaaf)- Jeff Baca, G, UCLA
7-29 (235): New England (eddie mac)- Brandon Kaufman, WR, Eastern Washington
7-30 (236): Green Bay (srphoenix)- Blaize Foltz, G, TCU
7-31 (237): San Francisco (DENVERDUI55)- Damion Square, DT, Alabama
7-32 (238): Baltimore (Bmore Manning)- Manase Foketi, OL, West Texas A&M
7-33 (239): Philadelphia (Arkie)- John Boyett, S, Oregon
7-34 (240): Cincinnati (MUG)- Rogers Gaines, OT, TCU
7-35 (241): Seattle (socalorado)- Anthony McCloud, DT, Florida State
7-36 (242): Seattle (socalorado)- Rashard Hall, S, Clemson
7-37 (243): Green Bay (srphoenix)- Walter Stewart, OLB/DE, Cincinnatti
7-38 (244): Atlanta (ludo21)- Jonathan Stewart, ILB, Texas A&M
7-39 (245): Detroit (DBroncos4life)- Caleb Sturgis, K, Florida
7-40 (246): San Francisco (DENVERDUI55)- Michael Williams, TE, Alabama
7-41 (247): Cincinnati (MUG)- Cody Davis, S, Texas Tech
7-42 (248): Tennessee (Lycan)- Rod Sweeting, CB, Georgia Tech
7-43 (249): Atlanta (ludo21)- Sam Brenner, OG, Utah
7-44 (250): Miami (phibacka31/SouthStndJunkie)- Dan Molls, LB, Toledo
7-45 (251): Cincinnati (MUG)- Michael James, RB, Miami (FL)
7-46 (252): San Francisco (DENVERDUI55)- Javon Harris, S, Oklahoma
7-47 (253): NY Giants (BroncoMan4ever)- Brandan Bishop, S, NC State
7-48 (254): Indianapolis (Mediator12)- Emmett Cleary, OL, Boston College
With the first pick in the 2013 Orange Mane NFL Mock Draft the Kansas City Chiefs Select:
Luke Joeckel, Offensive Tackle, Texas A&M
6’6” 310 lb.
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WHAT THEY’RE SAYING
ESPN’s Todd McShay has Joeckel as his No. 2 overall prospect:
Joeckel fared well against the likes of Alabama and LSU this season. His balance and ability to recover in pass protection stand out, and he takes good angles and is able to get to the second level in the run game.
ESPN’s Mel Kiper has Joeckel third:
Joeckel has the ability to take away good pass-rushers. There’s very little to not like. He has a ton of experience, starting on the left since his freshman season. He can really drive people in the run game, even if he gets questions on how nasty he is as a finisher. The feeling now is he’s a safe bet to be the first OT taken.
Gil Brandt of NFL.com has Joeckel ranked as his top prospect:
Joeckel is the same type of player as Jake Long, who was taken with the No. 1 overall pick by the Miami Dolphins in 2008. A junior, Joeckel has great size and athletic ability, as well as really good hand placement.
Former Chiefs GM Scott Pioli has Joeckel ranked as his top underclassman:
Strong candidate for the first overall pick. Three-year starter at left tackle in the Big 12 and never red-shirted. A true height-weight-speed prospect who plays with good athleticism and body control. Will play early while he develops better hip and core strength. Good teammate too.
NFL.com compares Joeckel to Denver’s Ryan Clady:
A technician with an athletic build, Joeckel excels as a pass protector for the Aggies and displays enough of a temper in the run game to be one of the top picks in this draft class, and a long-time NFL starter at left tackle, especially as he continues to add bulk in an NFL strength and conditioning program.
Joeckel has the technique to play at the next level right now. Many young offensive and defensive linemen come into the league with adjustments needed to their footwork. The team that drafts Joeckel doesn't need to worry about making those normal fixes.
His best asset is the ability to control pass-rushers. Joeckel is a mountain of a man at 6'6'' and 310 pounds with long arms, helping him to neutralize top talent on the other side. Joeckel is also quite strong and can handle the bullrush, something that isn't easy for taller players with a higher center of gravity.
For his size, Joeckel has the incredible ability to get out in space. Joeckel isn't a great run blocker in a phone booth, but once Joeckel pulls and gets out to the second level, he's a force.
Pick was made at 11:00 PM Mountain Time. ColoradoBuff is now on the clock.
With the 2nd pick in the 2013 OM NFL Draft......the Jacksonville Jaguars Select:
Cornerback, Dee Milliner, Univ of Alabama
6-0 201 lbs
4.31 and 4.37
STRENGTHS: Built well for the position. Plays with excellent coordination and smooth hips, using his arms and hands to knock down throws. Excellent awareness and read/react ability, getting his head turned and uses his eyes well to quickly find the ball.
Attacks the run and is a very good tackler, never backing down. He is a bruising hitter and does a nice job separating ball from receiver with terrific timing. Plays tight bump-and-run and enjoys pressing with little cushion. Closes quickly and baits throws, looking to make a play on each snap.
Smart and disciplined, but not shy about coming off his man to make a play. Physical striker and does a nice job avoiding blocks while keeping his eye on the ball. He processes information quickly and looks comfortable in space.
WEAKNESSES: Plays too aggressive at times and will take himself out of the play, missing some tackles. Has just one full season as a starter. Needs to refine some of his cover technique, most notably his backpedal.
COMPARES TO: Charles Tillman, CB, Chicago Bears -- Similar size and ballhawking ability when the ball is in the air.
pick made @ 11:53 mtn time
Oakland (CBF1) are on the clock.
With the 3rd overall pick in the Orangemane draft, The Oakland Raiders select
Sharrif Floyd, Defensive Tackle Florida Gators
6' 3" 297lbs
Yes, there is a new Sherrif in town
Mike Mayock rated Sharrif Floyd above Star Lotulelei prior to the Combine, and he wasn't the first to do so. There's a ton of buzz about Floyd, with some of the ESPN and Scouts Inc. analysts ranking him in the top 10 of their big boards. He has so much upside and versatility that he could end up being a top-five pick. It's possible that the Raiders would view him as the best player available. Of course, this is much more of an obvious pick in the wake of Lotulelei's heart condition.
Floyd makes a ton of sense from a needs staindpoint. Richard Seymour's contract has been voided. Meanwhile, Tommy Kelly is a bum who doesn't care about winning. He's a thug who has played so sluggishly this year in the rare instances when he wasn't trying to injure the opposing quarterback, so there's no chance he's going to see a penny of his $6.5 million salary in 2013. He's as good as gone, and 15-year-old head coach Dennis Allen lost all respect in the locker room for not cutting him after the opener.
STRENGTHS: Has a naturally powerful frame with wide shoulders, a surprisingly trim waistline and the thick lower-half conducive to anchoring as a two-gap defender and run-stuffing presence in the middle. Flashes a terrific initial burst off the snap, showing the quickness to split gaps or even challenge lethargic offensive tackles when he's asked to line up wide.
Uses his hands well to chop at blockers attempting to latch on to his chest, ripping away and showing a nice over-arm swim move. Good lateral agility to "get skinny" through gaps and shows enough short-area quickness to close when the ballcarrier is near. Has made gains each of his three seasons of collegiate football and could be just scratching the surface of his potential.
Philadelphia/Arkie is on the clock, pick submitted @ 2:18 MST
With the 4th pick, the Philadelphia Eagles select
Dion Jordan, OLB/DE, Oregon
6' 6", 248
He will be the star of Philadelphia's new hybrid defense.
Jordan signed with Oregon as a highly regarded prep tight end and only made the switch to the defensive side of the ball in the spring of 2010.
As a reserve defensive end for the Ducks in 2010 Jordan registered 33 tackles, including 5.5 tackles for loss and two sacks.
To take advantage of his unique combination of burst off the snap and length, Oregon created a hybrid role for Jordan in 2011, lining him up as a stand-up pass rusher and moving him around to find favorable matchups. Demonstrating surprising fluidity for such a tall player, Jordan exploded for 13 tackles for loss and 7.5 sacks, each of which led the team, earning First Team all-conference honors from Pac-12 coaches.
In 2012, Jordan showcased his versatility to the nation against Arizona State, lining up on the line of scrimmage as a stand-up defensive end, in the box as a linebacker or in the slot, covering inside receivers. Yes - in the slot on receivers, a spot usually reserved for defensive backs.
Rarely asked to play with his hand in the dirt as a traditional defensive end, Oregon helped protect Jordan as a run-defender as he lacks the bulk to consistently set the edge against 300 pound behemoths. Jordan's long arms and vision, however, allow him to disengage from most blockers quickly and he plays with a high-revving motor, often pursuing the ball-carrier yards downfield.
With the 5th pick in the 2013 OM mock draft, the Detriot Lions select....
Chance Warmack, OG Alabama
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Alabama running backs Mark Ingram and Trent Richardson have received deserved acclaim for their production over the past three seasons, two of which ended with Tide head coach Nick Saban holding the crystal football signifying a BCS championship. One of the big reasons for the success of the team’s running attack, figuratively and literally, is the play of Warmack.
Coming out of Atlanta’s Westlake High School as a top national recruit, Warmack earned playing time at guard in five games as a true freshman. He was injected into the starting line-up the following year, starting all 13 games at left guard – the same spot where he again lined up every week in the team’s second BCS championship season last fall. The second-team All-SEC pick in 2011 brings a nice combination of strength and mobility to Alabama’s offensive line, which in and of itself would make him a potential starter at the next level.
Thick interior player. Possesses a strong punch to shock oncoming defenders and consistently extends his arms to keep them at bay in pass protection. Strong lower half helps his anchor against bull rushes. Mobile enough to effectively trap and pull, regularly negates targets coming into the hole and flattens defensive backs in his path. Practiced fitting on linebackers on combo blocks. Brings attitude on every play, constantly keeps his hands and feet moving when drive-blocking, rolling his hips through contact, and looking to pancake his man whenever possible. Doesn’t have the quickest feet, but is very technically sound and uses his strong punch to stop defenders and his length to mirror. Drives interior defensive tackle off the ball on base blocks. Has handled a number of dominating college defensive lineman with ease.
Pops straight up out of his stance at times, losing leverage battle against better tackles on occasion. Has foot speed to get out in front of screens but will miss targets and lacks the short area quickness to adjust to defenders on the move. Will stop his feet after first contact at times. Does not elite recovery speed to stop secondary rushes from quicker defensive linemen. Not asked to be a puller for Alabama’s zone-heavy run scheme.
Sturdy guard with dominating strength at the point of attack and enough mobility to clear the way for Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram, 2012 top five pick Trent Richardson, and probable first round pick Eddie Lacy over the last three seasons. His toughness and durability are outstanding, and he grades out as one of the elite talents in the 2013 draft, and as a probable starter day one on Sundays -- and he'll stick around for a long time
pick was made 9:27 MTN time
With the 6th pick in the 2013 NFL draft the CLEVELAND BROWNSselect BARKEVIOUS MINGO
DE/OLB 6'4" 241 lbs 33 3/4" arm length 9 5/8" hands
Was back and forth with a few DE/OLBs and after Mingos combine its hard to pass up his potential with the 6th. Jarvis has health questions and Jordan is off the board. The browns clearly lack alot of things and a pass rush is toward the top of that list. Playing a 4-3 the last couple years, Horton has already made his mark by declaring a defensive switch to a 3-4. With mingo running a 4.58 40, 37 inch vertical jump, a broad jump of 10 feet 8 inches, he has all the measurables of making a transition to 3-4 OLB go smooth. During drills he displayed athleticism and quickly moved around the field, practicing with balance and flexibility. Mingo was run through a battery of linebacker drills, and he was flawless. The Browns will benefit with a solid pass rusher who can make an immediate impact opposite Jabaal Sheard.
STRENGTHS: strong and explosive pass rusher who projects best as a stand up, weakside edge rusher in the NFL. Incredible first step off the snap, can turn the corner on the outside and shimmy inside against tackles. Strong player setting the edge against the run. Not afraid to man up against tackles, Extends his arms to keep distance and can get off to grab backs trying to get through the hole. Takes TEs backwards to the ground using his length and footwork. Works through blocks to get down the line to chase plays. Overrall length and agility make him effective in coverage. Can stay with RBs out of the backfield and wrap up recievers in space. Excellent straight line speed. Uses length to disrupt passes a la JJ Watt.
WEAKNESS: very lean player that is unlikely to grow into every down DE. Needs to shed more consistently to prevent plays from getting outside of him. Long legs get in the way spmetimes when making precise changes in direction. Often gets too focused on scrapping with his blocker instead of watching the ball in the backfield. Great player off the snap of the ball, but tends to allow the tackle to recover because he lacks a move to disengage.
NFL COMPARISON: Demarcus Ware.
Sorry I don't have a pic as I'm posting from a phone.
pick was made at feb 26 8:20pm PST
The Rev is now on the clock.
With the 7th pick of the overall OM mock draft, the Arizona Cardinals select the BEST PLAYER IN THE ENTIRE ****ING DRAFT and the rightful #1 overall:
Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan
Fisher has done nothing but dominate and then continue that domination against top tier competition in the senior bowl and continue that domination against his peers in the combine.
Damn it feels good to be a gansta.
Buffalo and Broncosfanguy is on the clock.
With the 8th pick of the 2013 OM Mock Draft, the Buffalo Bills select OLB Ezekiel Ansah BYU
Only played football for 2 years so he's raw, but his size/strength/speed measurables are there. And after a big Senior Bowl and combine he's making a legitimate claim to a top 10 pick. Track star prior to going to BYU. He's been compared to JPP. Buffalo has a bevy of needs, one of which is a legit edge rusher opposite Mario Williams. Sound against the run and with immense pass rushing upside, Ziggy Ansah may fit in as an every-down OLB in Mike Pettine's D immediately. If not, he's at least a rotational pass rusher who can take over the starting gig within a year a la Aldon Smith.
Pick made 7:57 am MST
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Cordarrelle Patterson, WR
School: Tennessee | Conference: SEC
STRENGTHS: Patterson has a solidly-built frame with good height and length. He is a fluid athlete with good initial burst and strength to release to the inside and gain separation in single coverage. Patterson knows how to create with excellent vision, controlled footwork and speed, showing excellent change of direction and a strong plant foot to make elusive, sharp cuts.
WEAKNESSES: Patterson is still developing as a route-runner and will tip his patterns at times. He is a natural hands-catcher, but will have some concentration lapses and drop some easy ones, running before securing the reception.
COMPARES TO: Mix of Dwayne Bowe, Kansas City Chiefs and Nate Burleson, Detroit Lions - Patterson has a similar frame and physical downfield nature as Bowe with the speed and quickness of Burleson to contribute as a return man.
With the #10 pick the Tennessee Titans select:
Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State
STRENGTHS Flexible athlete with the natural bend to dip and contort his body to get under or around blocks. Shows excellent snap anticipation and fires out of his stance, playing fast and hard with very good quickness off the edge. Projects as a strong-side 4-3 end who can play the run well and get pressure on the quarterback. Possesses very good quickness off the snap for his size and flashes some shimmy to get the inside lane. Finds the ball well and uses active hands to rip past tackles after initial contact. Brings power to his punch, can bull his man toward the quarterback with leverage. Swallows running backs after shedding his man in the run game, has athleticism to make tackles in space. Stacks and sheds well, sets the edge and works off blocks to make stops in the run game. Times jumps well to knock down passes if unable to get to the quarterback, also looks comfortable making plays in coverage (18 career passes defended).
WEAKNESSES Lacks elite length for the position and doesn’t have the natural start/stop explosion of some pass rushers. Pops straight up out of his stance at times, losing strength at the point of attack, and is inconsistent turning the corner as a pass rusher. Usually looks for misdirection when unblocked but loses contain when getting caught up in pulling guards instead of keeping outside leverage. Motor tends to run hot/cold at times, especially late in games or if the play isn’t to his side of the field. Needs to consistently finish when he gets his hands on the ball carrier. Has a history of several minor injuries, including a left hand issue that bothered him this past season.
NFL COMPARISON Chris Long
BOTTOM LINE Born and raised in Berlin, Germany, Werner enjoyed American football growing up and joined a club team before moving to the United States as a high school exchange student, playing two seasons and emerging as a top recruit. He has developed his football knowledge and technique substantially the past five years, flashing a top football IQ and instincts. Werner has the frame and athleticism to win with speed or power and, although he needs to improve his motor for all four quarters, he often looks like he’s playing at a different speed than everyone else. He has proven to be much more than just a pass rusher, showing much better awareness against the run and at the line of scrimmage to swat passes down –- a possible top-five overall draft choice with the potential to be an impact starting strong-side DE in a four-man front.
San Diego and JCMElway are on the clock.
Pick was made at 2:39 EST.
With the 11th Pick in the 2013 Orangemane Mock Draft, the San Diego Chargers are ecstatic to select:
Johnson is a very interesting prospect who started out his college football career at Kilgore College as a quarterback, and after a while there he made the transition to the tight end position. When he came to Oklahoma, he came as a tight end but has since added 35 pounds and become the full-time starter at right tackle, where he started 12 of 13 games in 2011. Hard worker in the classroom who was an Honorable Mention Academic All-Conference.
Johnson has good size at 6-foot-6, 302 pounds and very long 35-inch arms. Johnson is very athletic and has quick feet. He is a natural bender and plays with good leverage. Johnson has some nasty in him, but is at his best as a pass protector. Johnson has active hands and should have no issues handling the athleticism of right defensive ends in the NFL.
Johnson doesn't have a lot of experience at tackle and it shows up at times with sloppy technique, especially as a run blocker. Johnson doesn't have great functional strength and until he gets stronger could have problems the powerful defensive ends.
Pick was made at 12:47 Mountain Time. The Miami Dolphins and phibacka31/SouthStndJunkie are now on the clock
With the 12th pick in the 1st round, the Miami Dolphins select:
Jonathan Cooper, OG, North Carolina
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Star Lotulelei was given a lot of consideration, but we thought he was too much of a risk and went with the safe pick in Cooper.
Pick was made at 8:16 PM Eastern Time.
Tampa Bay (Traveler) is on the clock.
With the 13th pick in the 2013 OM NFL Draft......the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Select:
Xavier Rhodes, Cornerback, Florida State, 6'-2", 210 lbs, 4.43
STRENGTHS: Rhodes is strong for the position with a solidly-built frame and excellent arm length. He loves to jam and get physical in press coverage, getting in the face of receivers at the line of scrimmage and staying aggressive through the whistle.
Rhodes has very good click-and-close ability with strong plant-and-go burst to drive on plays in front of him, undercutting routes and knocking down passes. He does a nice job getting his head around to locate and high point with very good leaping ability and timing. Rhodes can flip his hips and easily change directions with a near-effortless transition, showing the ability to adjust and contort his body.
He is confident and instinctive in coverage, coming off his man to make a play on the ball with very good ballskills. Rhodes does a nice job defeating blocks to be a factor against the run and is a punishing striker, making the decleating hit if it's there.
He has very good experience with 39 career starts, finishing his collegiate career with eight interceptions and 31 passes defended.
WEAKNESSES: Rhodes tends to get too physical in tight coverage, playing too hands-on and grabby, which will attract pass interference penalties. He plays very aggressive with the ball in the air, but makes too much contact and needs to pay more attention to body position.
Rhodes needs to show better discipline and is susceptible to play fakes and misdirection. He lacks elite long-speed and isn't a quick-twitch type of athlete. Rhodes needs to stay assignment-sound holding contain against the run. He needs to eliminate the penalties and stay focused, controlling his intensity.
COMPARES TO: Aqib Talib, CB, New England Patriots - While Rhodes isn't quite as fast as Talib, he doesn't have the same character concerns either, But both do have tall, long frames with a knack for making plays on the ball when it's in the air.
Pick made at 8:54 PM EST BroncoInferno is now on the clock.....
With the 14th Pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Carolina Panthers (Bronco Inferno) has selected. . .
Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah
The Panthers feel like they got a steal with arguably one of the top talents in the nation and a player worthy of a top five selection @ #14 in the first round. I will let BroncoInferno post more analysis when he can. I made this pick in his stead after he sent his priority list.
STRENGTHS: Boasts all of the physical traits to ultimately rank as one of the better, more versatile defensive linemen in the NFL.
Flashes an explosive burst off the snap. Possesses the lateral agility and flexibility to slip through gaps and ruin plays before they even have a chance to begin.
Strong, heavy hands to control his opponent and possesses the upper and core strength to simply rag-doll offensive linemen. Possesses a thick, classic Polynesian build well suited to anchoring against the run, making him a natural candidate to play inside at nose guard or defensive tackle, as well as a five-technique defensive end.
Has a developing arm-over swim move to break free from blockers when initially slowed at the point of attack. Locates the ball well and gives good effort in lateral pursuit to make the tackle. Has only average arm length but is very strong, showing the ability to grab and pull down ballcarriers seemingly out of his grasp. Has a short-area burst to close on the ball and can generate impressive explosiveness as a hitter.
Seemed to step up his play against top competition, enjoying some of his best moments against USC (and highly regarded senior center Khaled Holmes), as well as state rivals BYU and Utah State.
WEAKNESSES: Inconsistent. Relies too much on his unique physical traits to overcome rather marginal technique. Does not possess an elaborate array of pass rush moves and has just seven sacks in 38 career games at Utah. Too often is stale-mated when his initial burst and power are contained.
Possesses shorter than ideal arms, which contributes to his struggles slipping blocks and his relative lack of passes knocked down at the line of scrimmage (five over his career).
Carries a bit of extra weight around his midsection and played at Snow Junior College in 2008 at more than 350 pounds. Will be slightly older than most prospects (turned 23 in December) after sitting out the 2009 season.
COMPARES TO: Kevin Williams, Minnesota Vikings -- While a touch shorter than the Vikings' former All-Pro, Lotulelei offers a similarly dominant combination of quickness and power and should one day rank among the league's best interior defensive linemen.
Pick made at 7:10 MST, 8:10 CST, 9:10 EST.
Drek and the New Orleans Saints are OTC.
With the 15th pick in the 2013 NFL draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers proudly select:
Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 245 pounds
40 Time: 4.75 (estimated)
Player bio from CBSSports.com:
Great American novelist Thomas Wolfe popularized the expression, "You Can't Go Home Again" with his classic of the same name published posthumously in 1940. Jarvis Jones, a Columbus, Ga. native who originally signed with Southern Cal, would certainly beg to differ.
Jones earned playing time immediately with the Trojans, seeing time primarily on special teams and as a backup strong-side linebacker in their 4-3 alignment. He suffered a sprained neck in the eighth game of the season (Oregon), however, and missed the rest of the year. Team doctors refused to clear him for participation the following spring and after seeking other opinions, Jones elected to transfer back to Georgia.
He sat out the 2010 campaign per NCAA transfer guidelines before absolutely exploding onto the SEC scene the following season. Primarily asked to rush the passer as an outside linebacker in Georgia's 3-4 alignment, Jones led the SEC in sacks (13.5) and tackles for loss (19.5) while posting 70 tackles overall (second on the team by two stops). He earned consensus first-team all-conference honors, quite a few All-American nods and was voted a finalist for the Butkus Award as the nation's best linebacker.
Having earned First-Team All-SEC honors in each of his two eligible seasons at Georgia, Jones has proven himself to be a playmaker against both the pass and run. The 6-2, 242-pounder led the country in three critical statistics -- sacks (14.5), tackles for loss (24.5) and forced fumbles (seven) despite missing two games (Kentucky, Florida Atlantic) due to injury.
As dynamic as he is, the redshirt junior's medical grade will ultimately determine his draft status. He was diagnosed with a mild case of spinal stenosis in 2009 and some NFL doctors may be unwilling to clear him.
Elite playmaker off the edge. Possesses an explosive burst to complement very good timing to consistently cross the face of offensive tackles and get them backpedaling. Has enough flexibility to dip under their reach and close on the quarterback, demonstrating strong hands and an eye for ripping the ball free for the sack and forced fumble. Stronger than he looks and has an effective bull-rush. Also uses this strength to be surprisingly effective in setting the edge despite routinely giving up 70-plus pounds to opponents. Locates the ball quickly and pursues with passion. Athletic enough to drop back into coverage.
Size limitations. Possesses an impressive build but a frame that may not have much room for additional mass. Relies an awful lot on speed, showing few complementary pass rush moves. Was diagnosed with a spinal stenosis condition while at USC, a condition which has led some notable NFL players to end their careers rather abruptly, including San Diego Chargers Pro Bowl left tackle Marcus McNeill a year ago at just 28 years old.
Von Miller, OLB, Denver Broncos -- Jones isn't quite as explosive off the snap or as reliable an open-field tackler as Miller but he's close. The medical concerns are frightening but make no mistake, Jones is a Pro Bowl talent whose impact in the NFL will be immediate.
Rationale for the pick from BowlenBall
Best player available, and a top-3 player in this draft IF his back holds up....
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Pick made at:
3:50 p.m. ADT (Abu Dhabi Time)
6:50 a.m. EST
5:50 a.m. CST
4:50 a.m. MST
3:50 a.m. PST
2:50 a.m. AST (Alaska Standard Time)
The St. Louis Rams and Rohirrim are now on the clock....
At pick 16 in the first round of the OM draft, the St. Louis Rams are proud to select:
D.J. Fluker, RT, Alabama, 6’5”, 339
Tall, long, thick right tackle prospect with huge hands and a solid (not sloppy) build. That pure size gives him the power to collapse the edge to create running lanes. Defensive ends must be very quick off the snap to beat him on their initial pass rush move because of his length and hustle. Has improved his anchor against bull-rushes, wide base and length make him tough to move. Flashes footwork to reach linebackers at the second level, who can’t separate from him once he locks on. Shows some bend for his size in his stance, can get low to cut-block on quick passes and in short-yardage situations.
Gives up too many secondary rushes, lacks recovery speed to stay in front of his man if the quarterback holds onto the ball. Must get his hands up more quickly to sustain blocks, both in pass protection and in the run game. Quicker players in space can avoid him if they see him coming. Loses his balance regularly when overextending towards his target, often ending up on the ground. (NFL Scouting).
Comment: One of those rare times when BPA and greatest need coincide (IMHO). I keep reading how Jeff Fisher never has taken an Olineman in the first round and doesn't need to because he prefers to develop his own players and he has one of the best Oline coaches in the league in Paul Boudreau, but I don't agree in this case, and I don't think Les Snead would either. At some point, you have to think of protecting your QB. The right side of that line is a mess, and if Jeff Fisher intends to keep emphasizing the run-first mentality, he better get himself a RT. I just got him the best one in the draft. :puff:
Pick made at 8AM Mountain Time.
Saints and Drek are on the clock.
BTW, that's a pic of DJ in high school. Ha!
The New Orleans Saints select......
Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington
New Orleans defense is in shambles and they're about to embark on a 3-4 conversion, meaning the front seven needs a significant overhaul. That said, the secondary was the worst pass defense group in the NFL last year as well. Trufant is the last of the top tier CBs in this class and so the Saints go BDPA (that's best defensive player available) here to fill at least one of their many holes on that side of the ball.
Dallas is on the clock at 0948 CST.
With the 18th pick in the 2013 OM draft the Dallas Cowboys select....
DT Johnathan Hankins from THE Ohio State University - 6'3" 322
Ohio State's great 2012 season could be attributed to many factors; one big reason for their success is DT Johnathan Hankins. The 6'3", 332 lb anchor of their defensive line is a true difference maker.
Hankins is best-suited as a RDT or NT that can occupy double teams and control the middle of the trenches. Although he plays with inconsistent technique, he is powerful enough to make up for it. He holds his ground well and does not get pushed around by blockers. One adjustment he will need to make is keeping his pad level low and driving with his legs rather than attempting to just manhandle players with his upper body strength.
With the recent drunk driving DT's that the Dallas Cowboys currently employ it's time to start thinking about building their future at that position. Johnathan Hankins is the perfect fit to do that. Monte Kiffin is going to build this defense from the inside out, and front to back. Johnathan Hankins has both the size and strength to be able to do that. Let's send it over to Jon Gruden to get his take on this pick... Jon?
Gruden: "This guy Johnathan Hankins... let me tell you something man, he is a true FORCE to be reckoned with at 6 foot 3 inches 322 pounds he is going to be knocking the grins right off of opposing linemen and running backs... I LOVE this pick for the Dallas Cowboys."
Pick was made at 10:39
The Kansas City Chiefs are Elated to have their guy available at the 19th pick in the Draft.
Sheldon Richardson, Defensive Tackle, Missouri
6’4”, 295 lb.
The Chiefs weighed their options heavily between ILB, DT, and QB, but felt the talent of Richardson was too much to pass up.
Richardson's best game statistically came against the best team, Alabama. Richardson had 14 tackles and a sack against the Crimson Tide. At 6'4 295 lbs, Sheldon projects to be a 3-4 end or a 4-3 tackle in the NFL.
- Play recognition: He's able to read a play quickly and react. His recognition is evident when you see how fast he gets into the backfield at times. Not only does it take speed and strength to make tackles for a loss (10.5 last season), it takes the ability to read where the play is going, and Richardson does that.
- Swim move/Power move: I'm really impressed by Richardson's swim move. He has the ability to use speed and finesse to get past the lineman at times, he doesn't always have to use brute force. Richardson also is strong enough to push the offensive lineman back and to the side.
- Pursuit: He's fast enough when a quarterback gets out of the pocket he can still get to him for a sack, and when a ball carrier gets passed him he can still catch up and make the tackle. For a lineman Richardson can run sideline to sideline well and takes good angles to get to who has the football.
- Misses some tackles: Will have to improve on squaring up and making sure he's in the best position to make the tackle.
- Over-pursuing: It will be very important for him to maintain the edge in a 3-4 defense. His aggressiveness has made him the good player he is, but he will have to pick his spots more in the NFL or a big play is going to happen for the offense. He allows open lanes at times and has to work on clogging the them.
- Strength: Don't get me wrong, he's a strong dude. But there have been times where he's been handled by an offensive lineman and he isn't able to get pressure or drive the offensive lineman back, he's the one getting driven back. This doesn't happen to Richardson all the time, but it's something to be aware of. He will have to get stronger.
Pick was made at 10:46 AM Mountain Time. The Chicago Bears and SoDak Bronco are now on the clock.
Chicago Bears Select:
Tavon Austin - WR West Virginia
I hoped to have one of the top OL prospects fall to me, but this is a nice consolation for Cutler and company. Good luck double teaming Brandon Marshall and leaving Austin in single coverage underneath. He is an instant impact in Special Teams and can help the sluggish Bears offense have that home run threat..
STRENGTHS: Video game-like athleticism with rare change of direction skills. Lateral explosion is something special, doing an excellent job sticking his foot in the ground and bursting in any direction.
Knows how to change gears and turn on the jets to blow by others on the field. Very good start/stop ability with patience and vision to quickly survey and waste little time creating, always appearing to have a plan. Goes zero-to-60 in a flash and forces poor angles by defenders, following blocks and anticipating holes to set up his moves.
Very good space player and extremely shifty and elusive with the balance and deceiving strength to stay on his feet through contact. Smaller target for defenders to square up and a tough ballcarrier to tackle in motion. Good body control to make tough catches look easy with quick hands to pluck. Fearless and confident going up for the ball. Tough, gutsy and can take a hit, working hard to get every yard.
Versatile skill-set with experience all over the offense at running back and receiver, often used as a decoy. Dangerous return man and very good at weaving through defenders, playing with different gears that others on the field just don't have. Extremely productive with numerous school records, including career catches and all-purpose yards.
WEAKNESSES: Smallish frame and limited length with obvious durability concerns due to size. Will dance too much and get caught going east-west too much or in reverse, getting himself in trouble always looking for the home run. Smaller hands and will have some drops and double-catches, sometimes looking to create before securing the grab.
Strong effort as a blocker, but obviously limited in this area and can be tossed by defenders when they get their hands on him. Probably relegated to the slot at the next level. Too much all-or-nothing runs.
Cincinatti Bengals select: Alec Ogletree, LB -- Georgia
It is no surprise to anyone who follows the NFL that the Cincinnati Bengals have no reserves about pulling the trigger on players with character concerns. Pacman Jones, Vontaze Burfict and the late Chris Henry are just several of many players in the league that the Bengals have brought into the fold whose personal and off the field issues have made other coaches, scouts and personnel staff shy from giving them a chance. Alec Ogletree, who recently was arrested for DUI and busted for drugs earlier in the year certainly fits the mold, but there is no doubting his talent on the field.
In my evaluation of Ogletree, I believe I saw one of the most dynamic and explosive players in the draft. He was a Top 15 player on my board based on game play alone, despite the character concerns he brings along with him. He has schematic versatility, the ability to play MIKE in a 4-3 or 3-4 defense, as well as an outside LB in either scheme. He has the athleticism, instincts and ability to play all across the linebacking corps with relative ease. With the Bengals having two starters (Lawson, Maualuga) and two reserves (Skuta, Howard) hitting free agency – linebacker was undoubtedly their biggest hole moving forward.
The versatility of Ogletree allows for fluid competition between himself and Burfict at ILB, with their play style being interchangeable for either to be inside or at weakside linebacker. He is a perfect fit for the team and we are extremely proud of his selection.
NationalFootballPost Scouting Analysis:
Broncoman4Ever and the NY Giants select Keenan Allen, S, Cal. He will post fun facts and a pic soon!
Jebures is OTC at 5:46 PM EST.
With the # 23 pick the Atlanta Falcons select.........
Tyler Eifert, TE Notre Dame
Matt Ryan is salivating at having four legit receiving threats for a year and then throwing to another future hof TE for years to come.
With the 24th pick in the 2013 NFl draft the Indianapolis Colts select:
Jesse Williams DT Alabama
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