2013 NFL Mock Draft: Ed's Big Blue View mock draft

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Ed tries his hand at figuring out what will happen in the first round of the 2013 NFL Mock Draft, and learns just how unpredictable the draft will be.

All of you draftniks around here have been having your fun for months now. And our man Jesse Bartolis has done a great job spear-heading our 2013 NFL Draft coverage, with prospect profiles, his seven-round mock draft and a Big Board. You didn't think I would let the entire pre-draft process slide by without dropping in my own 2013 NFL Mock Draft, did you?

[Related: Jesse's 7-round Giants mock draft]

So, here is my effort. What I have done here is try to read the tea leaves the best I can and come up with what I think each team will do. This is not necessarily what I would do, but what I think could realistically happen based on the information currently available.

Of course, there are no trades listed below. Since there will likely be a whole slew of those with many teams rumored to be trying to move down, and the San Francisco 49ers apparently trying to move up, accurately predicting what will happen is almost impossible.

The possible spots for trades. The Oakland Raiders at No. 3, Philadelphia Eagles at No. 4 and Detroit LIons at No. 5 are all rumored to want to move. The Miami Dolphins could want out of the 12th pick. The Jets could want out of the 13th pick they got from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

You will see, of course, that I have selected Florida State defensive end Tank Carradine for the New York Giants. Whether I would make this pick myself or not (and in this scenario I would) that choice is simply based on the buzz about the team's interest in Carradine. It's too much for me to ignore.

ROUND 1
# Team Player Pos. College
1 Kansas City Chiefs Luke Joeckel OT Texas A&M
2 Jacksonville Jaguars Dion Jordan DE/OLB
Oregon
3 Oakland Raiders Shariff Floyd DT Florida
4 Philadelphia Eagles Star Lotulelei
DT
Utah
5 Detroit Lions Eric Fisher
OT
Central Michigan
6 Cleveland Browns Dee Milliner CB Alabama
7 Arizona Cardinals Lane Johnson OT Oklahoma
8 Buffalo Bills Ryan Nassib QB Syracuse
9 New York Jets Barkevious Mingo DE/OLB LSU
10 Tennessee Titans D.J. Fluker OT Alabama
11 San Diego Chargers Chance Warmack OG Alabama
12 Miami Dolphins Tyler Eifert TE Notre Dame
13 New York Jets (From TAM)
Tavon Austin WR West Virginia
14 Carolina Panthers Sheldon Richardson DT Missouri
15 New Orleans Saints Ezekiel Ansah DE/OLB
BYU
16 St. Louis Rams Kenny Vaccaro S Texas
17 Pittsburgh Steelers Jarvis Jones LB Georgia
18 Dallas Cowboys Jonathan Cooper
OG
North Carolina
19 New York Giants Tank Carradine DE Florida State
20 Chicago Bears Xavier Rhodes CB Florida State
21 Cincinnati Bengals Desmond Trufant CB Washington
22 St. Louis Rams (From WAS) DeAndre Hopkins WR Clemson
23 Minnesota Vikings Alec Ogletree LB Georgia
24 Indianapolis Colts D.J. Hayden
CB
Houston
25 Minnesota Vikings (From SEA) Sylvester Williams DT
North Carolina
26 Green Bay Packers Matt Elam S Florida
27 Houston Texans Cordarrelle Patterson WR Tennessee
28 Denver Broncos Bjoern Werner DE Florida State
29 New England Patriots Datone Jones DE UCLA
30 Atlanta Falcons Jamar Taylor CB Boise State
31 San Francisco 49ers Jonathan Cyprien S Florida International
32 Baltimore Ravens Manti Te'o LB Notre Dame

[E-mail Ed at bigblueview@gmail.com | Follow Big Blue View on Twitter | 'Like' Big Blue View on Facebook.]

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