2013 NFL Mock Draft Picks 21-32 by Tyler Lurkins
The last section of the first round in the 2013 NFL Mock Draft
21. Cincinnati-D.J. Fluker, T, Alabama-At this point in the game, the Bengals can wait to see their draft scenario before they resign Smith. With very little needs and a slew of picks, Cincy can find a cheaper, but talented RT.
22.St. Louis(via Washington)-Jon Cyprien, SS, Florida Int-Again, the Rams will look to trade back in this scenario. The team needs a big hitter at SS with the strength to play in the box.
23.Minnesota-Manti Te’o, LB, Notre Dame-Greg Jennings is the player that will hopefully get the offense more balanced. The team will focus on defense in the draft. Minnesota needs a cover ILB for their Tampa 2 scheme, Te’o may be the best player available in the draft, or free agency, to fit that need.
24. Indianapolis-Datone Jones, DE, Cal-This team lacks pass rushers. Jones is versatile enough to play the 5 technique, but remember, he also played rush LB at times also.
25. Minnesota(via Seattle)-Sylvester Williams, DT, N. Carolina-Williams is large body with surprising athleticism. Noted as a hard worker, Williams is flying up draft boards and can plug the Vikings porous run D.
26. Green Bay-Justin Pugh, G/T, Syracuse-One of Green Bay’s biggest needs is O line. Pugh is one of the more talented players in the draft, but his size detracts from his ability. His versatility, and ability to start at LG, will have Green Bay pushing for his selection.
27. Houston-Arthur Brown, LB, Kansas St.-Brown isn’t warranting the attention he deserves after a magnificent pro day. Playing sideline to sideline, he is an instinctive player who can play inside or outside in the 34.
28. Denver-Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame-Eifert is a top 5 talent, but lack of need and draft value of TE’s will push him down the slide…unless Miami gives him the nod. Denver needs some help on the D, but can’t pass on giving Manning a superior, NFL ready target at TE.
29. New England-Keenan Allen, WR, Cal-Not only are the Pats lacking reliable depth, but they have no red zone threat outside of their injured TE’s. Allen is an NFL ready route runner with sure hands. He can handle the complexity of offensive schemen.
30. Atlanta-Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington-Trufant is a physical, no nonsense corner. He blends well with the attitude of the team, and in this division, fits a major need in Atlanta.
31. San Francisco-Eric Reid, FS, LSU-If an inferior Rams team releases Craig Dahl, it’s doubtful he will improve on a Super Bowl contender. Reid is a feisty playmaker who makes highlight reel hits. The rare combination of size and athleticism will make him highly coveted in SF. With so many picks, the Niners could also trade high for Vaccaro.
32. Baltimore-Alec Ogletree, ILB, Georgia-If Newsome believes Ogletree’s attitude can stay in check, he can’t deny the talent. McClain is horrible in coverage, and with his recent arrest, may find himself off the roster.