2013 NFL Mock Draft by Evan updated 02/27/2013
Hello, I am a 16 year old football fan from England, UK and I am here to give you my 2013 NFL mock draft, so enjoy. Before we start a few things, there are a few trades which are usually hard to predict but I will give it a go and all these picks are what I would do if I was the GM of the team not necessarily what the teams will do. If you have any comments or questions for me please follow me on Twitter or message me @EvanKelly2.
1. Kansas City Chiefs – Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M
The Chiefs’ biggest need is most definitely QB but there is no Andrew Luck/RG3 prospect this year, so the Chiefs bring in a veteran in free agency and draft the best available player, Luke Joeckel. This fills a need for the Chiefs with Branden Albert’s future in doubt and Joeckel might be a better OT prospect than the likes of Joe Thomas and Matt Kalil who have gone in the top 5 recently.
2. Jacksonville Jaguars – Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah
Blaine Gabbert is awful. The Jaguars need a new QB so surely they draft Geno Smith the best QB in the draft. Wrong, the new head coach of the Jaguars, Gus Bradley is a defensive minded coach who is going to build this Jaguars team on defence, so they draft the best defensive player available. Star is a DT who can do it all, stop the run, rush the passer and even drop back into coverage. He is going to be a star in this league.
3. TRADE – New York Jets Via Oakland – Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia
The circus keeps rolling on. The Jets feel they need to make a splash this draft, so they trade up for Geno Smith the best QB in the draft to replace the incumbent Mark Sanchez. The Oakland Raiders might be the most needy team in the league, so they trade down and get more picks from a desperate Jets team.
4. Philadelphia Eagles – Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama
The Eagles have a new coach in place in Chip Kelly so they start the project with what is probably a big reach. Dee Milliner is a good CB but not as good as recent CB prospects Patrick Peterson and Morris Claiborne. But the NFL is a pass heavy league and the Eagles are in a pass heavy division and he will become a key part of the overrated and overpaid Eagles secondary. Plus, the Eagles top two choices Joeckel and Smith are off the board.
5. Detroit Lions – Damontre Moore, DE, Texas A&M
The Lions are only a couple of pieces away from being playoff contenders again. They already have a very good offense so they start to build the defence to go with it. There biggest need is CB but there is no good value at this position here so they draft another need. With Cliff Avril and Kyle Vanden Bosch likely out of town they bring in the best pass rusher in a very deep draft class.
6. TRADE – San Diego Chargers Via Cleveland Browns – Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan
The Chargers really need some offensive linemen to protect Phillip Rivers, so they trade up to jump the Arizona Cardinals and take Eric Fisher. Fisher is a giant at 6’8 and was the offensive star of the Senior Bowl and despite playing at a MAC school he has always been excellent against good competition. He will improve his stock with his combine performance .
7. Arizona Cardinals – Jarvis Jones, DE/OLB, Georgia
The Cardinals biggest needs are QB and OT however there is no one to draft here unless you are reaching for a Mike Glennon or a Lane Johnson. So they draft maybe the best player available in Jarvis Jones. Jones might be a top 5 talent but has dropped due to some injury problems but the Cardinals add him here and allow him to be a Von Miller type player and rush the passer in passing situations.
8. Buffalo Bills – Tyler Wilson, QB, Arkansas
The Bills did sign Ryan Fitzpatrick to a big contract but he is clearly not the answer at QB and they need a better one to help them take that next step towards playoff contention. Tyler Wilson doesn’t have tremendous upside but he is a very solid prospect who has all the skill set to become a great QB. The Bills also doesn’t have too many huge needs so they take a small reach in Wilson.