2013 NFL Draft

Forward Progress Football presents our first “Composite Analyst Mock Draft”

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1 Kansas City Chiefs Luke Joeckel
Luke Joeckel, LT
Texas A&M
By cutting OT Eric Winston the Chiefs painted themselves into a corner, Luckily Joeckel may be the best player in the draft. @jazzhessian



2 jaguars_logoslice Jacksonville Jaguars
Geno Smith, QB
West Virginia
Don’t have a franchise QB? Is there one available? Pick Him! @JaguarsBlog



3 Raiders_logoslice Oakland Raiders
Dion Jordan
Dion Jordan, OLB
The Raiders get a perfect piece for their hybrid defense – Jordan is a 3-4 OLB, 4-3 SLB and a Nickel DE in coverage! @jazzhessian



4 eagles_logoslice Philadelphia Eagles
Eric Fisher
Eric Fisher, LT
Central Michigan
The Eagles loaded up on defense in FA but they still need an athletic LT for Kelly’s high paced offense; Fisher is that franchise LT! @FPFootball



5 lions_logoslice Detroit Lions
Ziggy Tackle at Senior Bowl
Ziggy Ansah, DE
When you lose production then you must draft potential that could eventually surpass that lost production. @DraftInsider



6 browns_logoslice Cleveland Browns
Barkevious Mingo, OLB/DE
Pass rush is still a very big need for the Cleveland Browns. Pair him with Paul Kruger and you have a nice pair of edge rushers. @jeffmyersjr



7 cards_logoslice Arizona Cardinals
Lane Johnson
Lane Johnson, LT
Arizona needs a franchise LT. In fact, it is their greatest need and Johnson’s freak athleticism warrants this pick. @NFLDraftNerd



8 bills_logoslice Buffalo Bills
Cordarrelle Patterson
Cordarrelle Patterson, WR

The Bills need another playmaker opposite WR Stevie Johnson. He may be raw but his physical ability is too great to pass up. @threeforthewin 



9 jets_logoslice New York Jets
Star Lotulelei, DT

His health is a concern but he may be the best defensive player in this years class and will provide a boost to the Jets defense. @threeforthewin



10 titans_logoslice Tennessee Titans
Chance Warmack
Chance Warmack, OG

The Titans just signed OG Andy Levitre but Warmack is a top player in the draft, he fits Munchak’s desire to be a big, physical team. @JaguarsBlog



11 chargers_logoslice San Diego Chargers
Keenan Allen, WR

With the top OT prospects off the board the Chargers add Keenan Allen, one of the top offensive talents in the draft. @jazzhessian



12 dolphins_logoslice Miami Dolphins
Dee Milliner
Dee Milliner, CB

The Fins traded CB Vontae Davis last year and did not re-sign CB Sean Smith. Milliner is a top 10 talent and fills a big need. @threeforthewin



13 bucs_logoslice Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Sharif Floyd
Sharrif Floyd, DT
Yes, NFC South, Floyd will be lining up next to DT Gerald McCoy. Basically, the interior of your O-Line is screwed. @CMilner2



14 Panthers_logoslice Carolina Panthers
Sheldon Richardson
Sheldon Richardson, DT
Richardson is a steal at 14 considering the Panthers want to use multiple looks because he has the athleticism to do so. @CMilner2



15 saints_logoslice New Orleans Saints
Jonathan Cyprien
Jonathan Cyprien, S
The Saints need upgrades all over their defense and safety Jonathan Cyprien is the best available defensive prospect. @CMilner2



16 rams_logoslice Saint Louis Rams
Jonathan Cooper
Jonathan Cooper, OG
The Rams need help at OG because Rob Turner was not effective last year. Cooper is the top OL prospect remaining. @NFLDraftNerd



17 steelers_logoslice Pittsburgh Steelers
Jarvis Jones
Jarvis Jones, OLB
The Steelers need to get younger on defense and need a playmaker who can place pressure on an offense, Jones is a stud. @jeffmyersjr



18 Cowboys_logoslice Dallas Cowboys
Kenny Vaccaro
Kenny Vaccaro, S
A Perfect Fit! The top safety in the draft is not leaving the Lone Star State. @FPFootball



19 Giants_logoslice New York Giants
Arthur Brown
Arthur Brown, MLB
Kansas State

The Giants have needed an elite MLB for ages. If he truly is Ray Lewis 2.0 he is a steal outside of the top 15 picks! @FPFootball



20 bears_logoslice Chicago Bears Austin
Tavon Austin, WR
West Virginia
Devin Hester is not a WR and Earl Bennett needs competition, Austin is the top threat WR in this years draft class. @NFLDraftNerd



21 bengals_logoslice Cincinnati Bengals
Xavier Rhodes
Xavier Rhodes, CB/S
Florida State
SS and CB are arguably the Bengals biggest needs. Rhodes is the top secondary player remaining in the draft. @jeffmyersjr



22 rams_logoslice Saint Louis Rams (from WAS)
DeAndre Hopkins
DeAndre Hopkins, WR
The Rams lost WRs Danny Amendola and Brandon Gibson! Hopkins can move the sticks and work as Bradford’s security blanket. @NFLDraftNerd



23 Minnesota Vikings
NCAA Football: Arkansas at Mississippi State
Darius Slay, CB
Mississippi State
Slay is the biggest kept secret in the 2013 NFL Draft and a steal at 23. @DraftInsider



24 colts_logoslice Indianapolis Colts
Jesse Williams, NT
The Colts have addressed needs in FA but still do not have a versatile NT. Jesse Williams can play 3-4 NT or 3-Tech in a 4-3. @JaguarsBlog



25 vikings_logoslice Minnesota Vikings (from SEA)
Kawann Short
Kawann Short, DT
Short is the perfect 4-3 DT to compliment the aging Kevin Williams. @DraftInsider



26 packers_logoslice Green Bay Packers
Tyler Eifert
Tyler Eifert, TE
Notre Dame

Eifert fills the expected loss of Jermichael Finley and is a valuable target for Rodgers. @DraftInsider



27 texans_logoslice Houston Texans
Markus Wheaton, WR
Oregon State
The Texans desperately need a WR and Wheaton is very good with the upside to one day replace Andre Johnson as the #1. @JaguarsBlog



28 broncos_logoslice Denver Broncos
Bjoern Werner
Bjoern Werner, DE
Florida State
The Broncos gladly take the BPA at 28 and that happens to be a top DE who can easily replace the soon to be cut Elvis Dumervil. @jazzhassian



29 patriots_logoslice New England Patriots
Desmond Trufant, CB
The #3 CB in the draft, Trufant can fill the void left by Talib because he is physical and fast, he may even be an upgrade! @threeforthewin



30 falcons_logoslice Atlanta Falcons
Tank Carradine, DE
Florida State

Best value pick of the draft so far because Tank is a top 10 talent absent his injury! @CMilner2



31 Niners_logoslice San Francisco 49ers
Brandon Williams, NT
Is he an upgrade over projected NT starter Ian Williams? Yes! @NFLDraftNerd



32 ravens_logoslice Baltimore Ravens
Manti Te'o
Manti Te’o, ILB
Notre Dame
With the departure of Ray Lewis and Dannell Ellerbe ILB becomes the biggest need for the Super Bowl Champs. @PatSportsGuy

Forward to the Second Round