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.
|1||Kansas City Chiefs||Luke Joeckel||OT||Texas A&M|
|2||Jacksonville Jaguars||Dion Jordan||DE/OLB
|3||Oakland Raiders||Shariff Floyd||DT||Florida|
|4||Philadelphia Eagles||Star Lotulelei
|5||Detroit Lions||Eric Fisher
|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|
New York Jets
||Tavon Austin||WR||West Virginia|
|14||Carolina Panthers||Sheldon Richardson||DT||Missouri|
|15||New Orleans Saints||Ezekiel Ansah||DE/OLB
|16||St. Louis Rams||Kenny Vaccaro||S||Texas|
|17||Pittsburgh Steelers||Jarvis Jones||LB||Georgia|
|18||Dallas Cowboys||Jonathan Cooper
|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
|25||Minnesota Vikings (From SEA)||Sylvester Williams||DT
|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|