2013 NFL Mock Draft by CJ Milner | Picks 25-32
25. SEA – Jesse Williams, DT, Alabama
Schematically, Jesse Williams is best suited to line up at nose tackle in a 3-4 defense but I would imagine the Seahawks wouldn’t have much trouble finding the best way for him to have success in their 4-3. Seattle could also look for a weapon for Russell Wilson.
26. GB – Eddie Lacy, RB, Alabama
Eddie Lacy is a perfect fit for the Packers offense and is really the only RB I see that could go in the first round. Green Bay’s offense could be great if they add a RB of Lacy’s caliber. I could also see the Packers trade up for an offensive tackle.
27. HOU – DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson
The Texans tried to find a WR capable of being a legitimate number two option accross from Andre Johnson last year with DeVier Posey and Keshawn Martin but neither are anything more than a slot WR. DeAndre Hopkins has the ability to be a number one receiver.
28. DEN - Manti Te'o, MLB, Notre Dame
Personally, I don't see a first round type of player when I watch Manti Te'o but when Adam Schefter says a player won't get out of the first round, he won't get out of the first round. Te'o is a decent starting caliber MLB and is an upgrade over Keith Brooking.
29. NE - Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State
This would be a great value pick should Xavier Rhodes really fall this far, which I doubt. The Patriots traded for Aqib Talib during the season but they may not re-sign him while Devin McCourty seems to have found a home at free safety.
30. ATL - Alex Okafor, DE, Texas
Atlanta was already in need of pass rushing help and now with the release of John Abraham it becomes that much more of a need. Alex Okafor is a solid prospect who should be an 8-12 sack per year type of player who plas the run well.
31. SF - Johnthan Banks, CB, Mississippi State
Hopefully teams don't get too caught up with Johnthan Banks' forty time of 4.61 because his coverage skills are worthy of a first round pick. San Francisco could see some Richard Sherman type of similarities in Banks.
32. BAL - Kevin Minter, MLB, LSU
With Ray Lewis retiring and Dannell Ellerbe a free agent, MLB is a big need for Baltimore. Kevin Minter provides very good value at the bottom of the first round and reminds me of Bobby Wagner. Baltimore could also look to find Ed Reed's replacement at free safety.