My 1st round mock draft
1. Kansas City – Luke Joeckel OT Texas A&M
2. Jacksonville – Dion Jordan LB Oregon
3. Oakland – Shariff Floyd DT Florida
4. Philadelphia – Lane Johnson OT Oklahoma
5. Detroit – Dee Milliner CB Alabama
6. Cleveland – Cordarelle Patterson WR Tennessee
7. Arizona – Eric Fisher OT Central Michigan
8. Buffalo – Geno Smith QB West Virginia (deleted)
9. N. Y. Jets – Jarvis Jones LB Georgia
10. Tennessee – Xavier Rhodes CB Florida St
11. San Diego – Jonathan Cooper OG Carolina (moved to Buff)
12. Miami – Star Lotulelei DT Utah
13. Tampa Bay – Ziggy Ansah DE BYU
14. Carolina – Chance Warmack OG Alabama (moved to San Diego, replace with DJ Fluker)
15. New Orleans – Kenny Vaccaro S Texas
16. St. Louis – Keenan Allen WR California
17. Pittsburgh – Desmond Trufant CB Washington
18. Dallas – Sheldon Richardson DT Missouri
19. N.Y. Giants – Tyler Eifert TE Notre Dame
20. Chicago – Alec Ogletree LB Georgia
21. Cincinnati – Matt Elam S Florida
22. St. Louis – Jonathan Cyprien S Florida Intl
23. Minnesota – Jonathan Jenkins DT Georgia
24. Indianapolis – Barkevious Mingo LB LSU
25. Minnesota – Tavon Austin WR West Virginia
26. Green Bay – Damontre Moore DE Texas A&M
27. Houston – Quinton Patton WR Louisiana Tech
28. Denver – Sylvester Williams DT North Carolina
29. New England – Margus Hunt DE SMU
30. Atlanta – Jonathan Banks CB Miss. State
31. San Francisco – Bjoern Werner DE Florida St.
32. Baltimore – Kevin Minter LB LSU
Personally, I would like Eifert, but I think the Steelers go in another direction.
I would be thrilled to take Tyler Eifert who some compare to Heath Miller, that's good company!
Due to the recent development of Kevin Kolb going to Buffalo I made the following changes:
8. Buffalo - Jonathan Cooper OL Carolina
11. San Diego - Chance Warmack OL Alabama
14. Carolina - D.J. Fluker OL Alabama
Originally Posted by thor75
So Geno falls to the second round?
Never said I was any good!!
Originally Posted by calmkiller
I had a hard time with the QBs due to the vets being shuffled.
Will QBs be shut out of first round of 2013 NFL Draft?
By Rob Rang | The Sports Xchange/CBSSports.com
March 31, 2013
Geno Smith was 6 years old the last time that no quarterbacks were selected in the first round of an NFL draft.
That last occurred in 1996, when the St. Louis Rams, in just their second season after moving from Los Angeles, made Tony Banks out of Michigan State the first quarterback selected, at No. 42 overall.
In the 16 drafts since, 44 quarterbacks have been chosen in the first round, including four each of the past two years.
For months, we've known the 2013 draft class wasn't nearly as gifted as recent years, but the prevailing theory was that teams would continue to reach for passers on draft day simply because of the value of the position.
Many of the teams thought likely to be considering a rookie passer, however, have since attempted to fill the position with veterans.
The Bills reportedly agreed with Kevin Kolb on a two-year deal on Saturday.
It was reported Friday that the Raiders and Seahawks reached a tentative deal that would send Matt Flynn to Oakland if he agrees to re-structure his contract.
The Cardinals agreed to a deal with veteran Drew Stanton on March 17. While Stanton lacks the starting experience of Kolb or Flynn, Arizona coach Bruce Arians knows him well after working him last year while each were with the Colts. The Cardinals are also reportedly interested in Carson Palmer, if he were to be released from the Raiders.
After investing a first-round pick in Brandon Weeden a year ago, the Cleveland Browns were never considered likely to do the same thing in 2013. But new offensive coordinator Norv Turner told me that he was pretty impressed with Barkley after the two of us watched the USC Pro Day. The chances of Cleveland drafting a quarterback high, however, were drastically reduced with the addition of veteran Jason Campbell.
Of course, none of these deals would necessarily keep a team from selecting a quarterback in the first round if their front office had stamped a high enough grade on the rookie. By adding veterans, the Bills, Cardinals and Raiders (potentially) might be simply putting in place a contingency plan in case the rookie quarterback whom they like most isn't available to them.
As such, it wouldn't be a shock to see one or more of those teams still invest a high-round selection in a rookie.
The Eagles and Jets remain potential first-round suitors for Smith, USC's Matt Barkley or Syracuse's Ryan Nassib, among others. But with no one quite sure what to expect from Chip Kelly or Rex Ryan on draft day, the possibility that no quarterback is selected in the first round seems more plausible.
thanks Hawaiian, I didn't know that. Very interesting.
I wouldn't hate it, but I really think Trufant sounds more like a 2nd round pick than a 17th overall. It sorta reminds me of Hood/Heyward pick; Picking a guy because "he's solid" and there aren't many other attractive guys there at the time.
The Star’s first-round NFL draft projections
BY ADAM TEICHER
The Kansas City Star
• OT Eric Fisher, Central Michigan: Chiefs need to secure an important position.
• DE Ezekiel Ansah, Brigham Young: The Jaguars get much-needed pass rush help.
• DT Sharrif Floyd, Florida: Al Davis wouldn’t have approved of this pick.
• OT Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M: Fisher would be the pick if Chiefs go with Joeckel.
• CB Dee Milliner, Alabama: The Lions go for a fast corner to help their defense.
• LB Dion Jordan, Oregon: He needs time to develop but could become a star.
• OT Lane Johnson, Oklahoma: The Cardinals can’t continue to ignore their offensive line.
• QB Geno Smith, West Virginia: The draft’s best QB prospect.
9. N.Y. Jets
• LB Jarvis Jones, Georgia: A talented linebacker with pass-rush skills.
• DT Star Lotulelei, Utah: Medical concerns could cause him to drop.
11. San Diego
• CB Xavier Rhodes, Florida State: The Chargers were hoping a tackle would fall.
• G Jonathan Cooper, North Carolina: Could become one of the all-time greats.
13. Tampa Bay
• LB Barkevious Mingo, LSU: Talented, but an underachiever in college.
• WR Cordarrelle Patterson, Tennessee: A fast receiver for Cam Newton.
15. New Orleans
• DT Sheldon Richardson, Missouri: Could anchor Saints’ line for years.
16. St. Louis
• WR Tavon Austin, West Virginia: Maybe the most explosive offensive player in draft.
• CB Desmond Trufant, Washington: Here’s help for an aging, depleted defense.
• G Chance Warmack, Alabama: Talented, but he plays an undervalued position.
19. N.Y. Giants
• LB Alec Ogletree, Georgia: Giants collapsed defensively last year.
• WR Keenan Allen, California: Another WR for Jay Cutler to throw to.
• S Kenny Vaccaro, Texas: Bengals need help at back of their defense.
22. St. Louis
• LB Bjoern Werner, Florida State: Rams need to fortify defense in NFL’s best division.
• TE Tyler Eifert, Notre Dame: Here’s help for Adrian Peterson.
• OT D.J. Fluker, Alabama: Third Alabama player to go in first round.
• WR DeAndre Hopkins, Clemson: Here’s more help for Peterson.
26. Green Bay
• TE Zach Ertz, Stanford: A second tight end for Aaron Rodgers.
• WR Justin Hunter, Tennessee: Texans need to prepare for Andre Johnson’s decline.
• DT Sylvester Williams, North Carolina: Broncos can use a young body on defensive line.
29. New England
• CB Johnthan Banks, Mississippi State: Patriots’ weakness is pass defense.
• CB Logan Ryan, Rutgers: A corner to help cover for Dunta Robinson’s departure.
31. San Francisco
• DT Kawann Short, Purdue: 49ers lost two linemen in free agency.
• LB Manti Te’o, Notre Dame: The next Ray Lewis?