2013 NFL Mock Draft Picks 21-32 by DJ Boyer
The last section of the first round in the 2013 NFL Mock Draft
21. Green Bay C.J. Mosley Linebacker Alabama
Mosley is a linebacker that can play anywhere and he doesn’t excel in one particular area. This will suite the Packers just fine as help is needed inside and out.
22. Philadelphia Calvin Pryor Safety Louisville
The Eagles defense showed vast improvement over the second half of the season. The pass defense is better than it’s 30th overall ranking would indicate but that’s not because of the safeties which remain a hindrance. Pryor may come off the board before Ha’Sean Clinton-Dix as his stock has been soaring over the last month.
23. Kansas City Jace Amaro Tight End Texas Tech
In this scenario we feel the Chiefs have to feel a little upset the Eagles get Calvin Pryor as safety is a huge concern in Kansas City. Alex Smith would benefit from having a tight end that was reliable and could stretch the field, Jace Amaro fits that description perfectly.
24. Cincinnati Bradley Roby Cornerback Ohio State
Dre Kirkpatrick was drafted last season and is expected to move into a starting role this year and the Bengals need to find another young corner to play with him as both starters from a season ago (Terrence Newman and Leon Hall) are over 30. Roby was an underachiever at Ohio State but he has a ton of speed and possibly the most natural talent of all the available corners.
25. San Diego Jason Verrett Cornerback TCU
There are some issues with the surgery he just had on his labrum but the procedure was similar to what Dee Milliner went through last season when selected by the Jets. Verrett is small in stature but a sure open field tackler and one of the fastest corners available. Can play virtually anywhere in the secondary and has the ability to be a playmaker from day 1.
26. Cleveland (Indy) Kyle Fuller Cornerback Virginia Tech
Looks like the run on cornerbacks has begun! Many feel a wide receiver or running back will be the choice here but we also feel the Browns will be looking hard at cornerbacks to find someone to pair long term with Joe Haden. With corners starting to come off the board here the Browns cannot wait until their next pick. The Browns take the corner now and wait for the next offensive weapon to fall to them in round 2.
27. New Orleans Dee Ford Linebacker Auburn
When you are the MVP of the Senior Bowl you usually see your stock rise and Ford went from a late 3rd rounder-early 5th rounder to being a fringe 1st round prospect. Ford will be a linebacker at the NFL level but has shown he has plenty of moves in his arsenal to succeed in the NFL and he can play the run.
28. Carolina Brandin Cooks Wide Receiver Oregon State
Steve Smith has lost a step and the jury is still out on Brandon LaFell. The Panthers could spend two or three picks on receiver sin this draft. If the Panthers look elsewhere in the first round I suspect it will be along the offensive line at tackle after the surprising retirement by Jordan Gross. Cooks had over 120 catches in the Pac 12 bringing home the Biletnikoff Award as the nations top receiver. Running under 4.4 at the Combine doesn’t hurt your stock either.
29. New England Timmy Jernigan Defensive Tackle Florida State
Hard to ignore the plethora of injuries the Patriots suffered on defense and the defensive line is starting to age a bit. Jernigan drops a little in this scenario and is the type of player who would fit in the Patriots scheme due to his versatility as he can play outside or inside. Jace Amaro would be a welcomed addition if available with the health of Rob Gronkowski unknown going into the season again.
30. San Francisco Martavis Bryant Wide Receiver Clemson
His performance at the Combine is pushing him up the boards but he still needs to convince a few teams he is leaving school early based on his talent and physical gifts, not just benefitting from lining up opposite Sammy Watkins.
31. Denver Ryan Shazier Linebacker Ohio State
Denver needs more pressure off the edge as Von Miller cannot handle all double teams and attention himself, not to mention he will now be coming off injury. Shazier shows promise in many areas and he is not a liability when asked to play in pass coverage.
32. Seattle Kony Ealy Defensive End Missouri
Chris Clemons and Michael Bennett may both be casualties along the line for the Super Bowl Champs. Ealy is primarily a defensive end but could lose a little weight from his frame and become an effective linebacker.