2013 NFL Mock Draft by Ian | Round 2
1) Jacksonville- Corneillius Carradine DE Florida St
Carradine has had an Adrian Peterson like recovery to his knee injury. Once he works out for teams we can get a better gauge on how far he has come but right now Jacksonville needs a pass rusher.
2) San Francisco- Zach Ertz TE Stanford
Ertz is a horrible run blocker. His former coach is someone who might take a chance on him.
3) Philadelphia- Matt Elam S Florida
The eagles have one of the worst sets of safeties in the league. Elam can step in and help the back end of their new defense. A corner is also possible here if DRC isn’t resigned or if Nnamdi is cut.
4) Detroit- Alex Okafor DE Texas
If Cliff Avril hits free agency the Lions need a new defensive end. Okafor was misused at Texas and will fill Avril’s role.
5) Cincinnati- Menelik Watson OT Florida St
Watson was in my first round before but drops a little here. If Andre Smith hits free agency the Bengals need a new tackle.
6) Arizona- Matt Barkley QB USC
It was reported Barkley won’t get past the 7th pick in the draft. His arm strength will be his downfall. If Barkley can impress the scouts at his pro day he may end up back in the 1st round but Arizona landing him here is a good fit after landing a left tackle in round 1.
7) New York Jets- Eddie Lacy RB Alabama
Shonn Greene out and Eddie Lacy in. Lacy is a beast of a running back who may help the Jets get back to their hard nosed running game from a few years ago.
8) Tennessee- Corey Lemonier DE Auburn
One of the more underrated prospects in this class, Lemonier will be a steal for the Titans who can pair him with Derrick Morgan for an excellent young set of defensive ends.
9) Buffalo- Ryan Nassib QB Syracuse
Nassib reunited with his old coach. Buffalo could use a new QB and even if Ryan sits for a year he will eventually be an upgrade over Fitzpatrick who could even be cut this offseason.
10) Miami- Justin Hunter WR Tennessee
Miami needs to get a weapon for Tannehill. Hunter has the size and talent of a 1st round player and should develop nicely under Joe Philbin.
11) Tampa Bay- David Amerson CB NC State
Ronde Barber won’t be around forever. Amerson can play corner as he showed at NC State but his poor combine numbers may force a move to safety.
12) Carolina- Quinton Patton WR LA Tech
Patton is possibly the most talented WR in the draft. Not the tallest receiver in the draft but will fit nicely opposite Steve Smith.
13) San Diego- Gavin Escobar TE SD State
Gates won’t be around forever and has dealt with injuries these past few years. Escobar is a local product who can be the next star tight end for the Chargers.
14) St. Louis- Arthur Brown OLB Kansas St
The Rams need an outside linebacker Brown could go in the first round but if he is available here the Rams need to rush their pick card to the podium.
15) Dallas- Giovanni Bernard RB UNC
Dallas hasn’t had a legit running back for awhile and their running game has been inconsistent. Bernard may not have stood out at the combine but he made his fair share of plays at UNC.
16) Pittsburgh- Margus Hunt DE SMU
A perfect fit as a defensive end in the Steelers system, Hunt could be a rotational player immediately for the Steelers. I do have some skepticism about Hunt who plays a little high and is already in his mid twenties.
17) New York Giants- Kevin Minter ILB LSU
Minter is a steal in the 2nd round. The Giants need a middle backer after Chase Blackburn and Mark Herslich couldn’t fill the job.
18) Chicago- Kaseem Greene OLB Rutgers
Greene could step right into the Bears defense and add some youth to an aging linebacking core for the Bears. Greene was a playmaker for Rutgers an has a nack for finding the football.
19) Washington- Phillip Thomas S Fresno St
A big need for Washington since last years starter Madieu Williams is a free agent. The Reskins make their first pick of the draft here due to the RG3 trade and have to make this one count.
20) Minnesota- Kawann Short DT Purdue
Adding Kawann Short to a defensive front 7 that already has a good amount of talent will help Minnesota who has a need for a new defensive tackle.
21) Cincinnati- Jamie Collins OLB Southern Miss
Pairing Collins with Burfict and Malaluga will give the Bengals one of the better groups of young linebackers in the league. Collins has seen his stock rise and shouldn’t make it out of round 2.
22) Miami- Logan Ryan CB Rutgers
Doubling up on a position is not usually common in the top two rounds but Miami needs a lot of help in the secondary. Ryan was the best corner in the big east last year and is a good value in the second round.
23) Green Bay- Robert Woods WR USC
Woods is never going to be a #1 wide receiver. He isn’t as tall as Justin Hunter or as fast as some other guys in this draft, but he did make his share of plays at USC. Donald Driver may be on his way out and the Pack could use some new blood in their receiving core.
24) Seattle- Terrance Williams WR Baylor
Adding a guy like Williams will give Russell Wilson a young target to grow with for the future.
25) Houston- EJ Manuel QB Florida St
Houston’s offense has needed some life recently. EJ Manuel can sit and learn from a veteran QB like Schaub. Manuel is a winner and plays his best in big games which is always a good thing when scouting a young QB.
26) Denver- John Hankins DT Ohio St
Hankins showed up to the combine with a bad body. He just looked like a mess, but his film speaks for itself and Hankins can play. Falling this far, he is a steal for Denver who needs to fill their need at defensive tackle.
27) New England- Ryan Swope WR Texas A&M
Tavon Austin could fill the Wes Welker role if he is available in round 1, but in this mock he isn’t. Swope will get that typical “white receiver” comparison to Welker, which I hate. Swope does play a similar game and has primarily operated out of the slot which is what welker does too so in this case the comparison is not totally unfair.
28) Atlanta- Barrett Jones OT/G Alabama
Barrett Jones is the most versatile linemen in the draft. Jones can play 4 out of the 5 positions on the line. Atlanta could use some help at a few different spots on the line and can take their pick where to play Jones.
29) San Francisco- Da’Rick Rogers WR Tennessee Tech
Rogers has a lot of talent but failed multiple drug tests when at Tennessee after a transfer to Tennessee Tech he has not failed one. San Francisco needs a #2 WR to pair with Crabtree and Rogers has the talent to be that guy.
30) Baltimore- John Jenkins DT Geogia
A major fall for Jenkins who is very athletic for a man his size. Nose Tackle is the best fit for Jenkins in the NFL and he can improve a need for Baltimore who will need some help against the run without Ray Lewis.