NFL DR Mocks with Sean QuartermanPosted: April 25, 2013
Preface from the editor: This is the first post from our new contributor Sean Quarterman, a sophomore quarterback at Millersville University. You can follow him at @SeanQuarterman on Twitter or read his blog Diamond Finder Scouting over on Blogger.
1. Kansas City: Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan – Andy Reid loves linemen, and especially loves offensive linemen. Since they let Eric Winston go, this just make sense.
2. Jacksonville Jaguars: Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M – The Jags have not been impressed with Blaine Gabbert, but they will give him one more chance — and some protection.
3. Oakland Raiders: Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah – The Raiders lose three starters on the D-Line over the offseason so they secure a need here.
4. Philadelphia Eagles: Dion Jordan, OLB, Oregon – The Eagles signed Connor Barwin to play rush OLB in there new 3-4 scheme, but haven’t got someone to play opposite of him.
5. Detroit Lions: Ezekiel Ansah, DE, BYU – The Lions let Cliff Avril and Kyle Vanden Bosch, two elite pass rushers, go in the offseason so they look to get one back in the draft.
6. Miami Dolphins (via trade from Cleveland) Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma – After Jake Long’s two-season decline the Dolphins let him walk in the offseason so they trade up to get his replacement.
7. Arizona Cardinals: Chance Warmack, OG, Alabama – The Cardinals like their tackles even if everyone else doesn’t, so they grab the Alabama standout to try and solidify their O-Line.
8. Buffalo Bills: Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia – The Bills aren’t to sure about Geno Smith, so instead they give newly acquired Kevin Kolb a new weapon.
9. New York Jets: Barkevious Mingo, OLB, LSU – The Jets traded Revis to the Bucs but like Kyle Wilson and think he can be a successful no. 2 corner in the NFL.
10. Tennessee Titans: Kenny Vaccaro, S, Texas – The Titans have shown a lot of interest in the Texas safety, so they draft him and pair him with Michael Griffin, another longhorn.
11. San Diego Chargers: Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida – Chargers had no pass rush last year, and look to replace him after letting Shaun Phillips walk in free agency.
12. Cleveland Browns (via trade from Miami) Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama – Cleveland traded down and still get the best corner in the draft.
13. New York Jets (via trade for Darrelle Revis from Bucs) Jonathan Cooper, OG, North Carolina – Mark Sanchez might not be the greatest QB, but he always has pressure in his face.
14. Carolina Panthers: Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri – The Panthers D-Line didn’t do that well last year so they get a guy that can rush the passer and stop the run, and it helps that Steve Smith told the front office to draft him.
15. New Orleans Saints: Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State – Saints want a linebacker that can play in the 3-4 but Mingo is off the board and they are nervous with Jarvis Jones’ injury (even though he was cleared), so they get their new no. 1 corner.
16. St. Louis Rams: Alec Ogletree, ILB, Georgia – The Rams do not have anyone in their linebacker corps besides James Laurinaitis.
17. Pittsburgh Steelers: Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia – They lost a mainstay in their defense this year in James Harrison after he didn’t want to sign a reduced contract, so they look for another rush OLB to put in their 3-4 defense.
18. Dallas Cowboys: DJ Fluker, OT/OG, Alabama – The Cowboys interior line has been atrocious for a couple years now so they finally try and solve that problem at no. 18.
19. New York Giants: DJ Hayden, CB, Houton – The Giants O-Line has been deteriorating for a couple years now, but there are not any of the top linemen left, so they shore up the corner position with arguably the best corner in the draft.
20. Green Bay Packers (via trade from Chicago) Matt Elam, S, Florida – After letting Charles Woodson walk in the offseason they trade up in front of the Bengals in order to draft the Florida playmaker.
21. Cincinnati Bengals: Eric Reid, S, LSU – The Packers moved up to snatch Matt Elam from the Bengals so instead they get the 2nd best safety on the board.
22. St. Louis Rams: Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee – The Rams lost Sam Bradford’s only weapon so they get him a new weapon at no. 22.
23. Minnesota Vikings: Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina – Kevin Williams is getting up there in age so they draft a guy that can both play opposite of him and be his replacement.
24. Indianapolis Colts: Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State – The Colts are looking for a pass rusher, and snatch Werner up after he falls all the way to no. 24.
25. Minnesota Vikings: DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson – With the pick they got from Seattle for Percy Harvin they get his replacement — and get Christian Ponder a new weapon.
26. Chicago Bears (via trade from Green Bay) Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame – The Bears have no other significant weapons for Jay Cutler besides Brandon Marshall, so they get themselves a big receiving TE.
27. Houston Texans: Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee – The top two receivers are off the board, and Keenan Allen tested positive for drugs, so the Texans get the Tennessee receiver, who some think is the best receiver in the draft.
28. Denver Broncos: Datone Jones, DE, UCLA – After losing Elvis Dumervil in faxgate, they get a DE that can rush as his replacement.
29. New England Patriots: Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington – The Patriots have no one at corner besides Aqib Talib, simple as that.
30. Atlanta Falcons: Jamar Taylor, CB, Boise State – The Falcons didn’t re-sign Dunta Robinson or Brent Grimes in the offseason, so they get the corner from Boise to put on the other side of Asante Samuel.
31. San Fransico 49ers: Jonathan Cyprien, S, FIU – The 49ers lost their starting safety this year, and weren’t able to get Ed Reed in free agency.
32. Baltimore Ravens: Arthur Brown, OLB, Kansas State – The Ravens lost a slew of linebackers over the off season, and the best ILB’s are off the board already — at the combine Harbaugh didn’t look to impressed with Manti Te’o, so they get a OLB instead.