With less than two weeks until the 2013 version of the NFL Draft, I thought I would start building up the 2013 Jabesblog version of the draft. Check back as I will update selections periodically over the next 13 days leading up to the real thing.
Pick Overall pick Team
1 1 Kansas City - Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M - seems like the consensus pick to land here at the moment and fills a need for the Chiefs.
2 2 Jacksonville - Dion Jordan, DE/LB, Oregon - while this is a potential landing spot for Geno Smith, I think the Jaguars like some of the second round prospects enough to go pass rusher with #2.
3 3 Oakland - Shariff Floyd, DT, Florida - an interesting scenario would have Arizona trading up to this spot, as Floyd would likely still be available at 7. The Cardinals would be targeting Eric Fisher here, but are they willing to part with their second round pick and potentially a little more. For now, I will have the Raiders picking in this spot.
4 4 Philadelphia - Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah - there is a lot of buzz surrounding Geno Smith here, but I believe Philadelphia will pass on Smith and take the now-medically-cleared Lotulelei and address a need in the trenches.
5 5 New York Jets from Detroit (T1) - Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama - the Revis circus will have implications into draft day, including the Jets trading up to get the consensus #1 DB in the draft (its my mock, so why not have some fun with it, nobody gets these right anyway). Detroit gets the Jets 1st, 3rd and 4th round picks.
6 6 Cleveland - Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia - after the Jets steal Milliner from them, the Browns, feeling they have addressed their pass rush in free agency, opt for Smith to lead the new regime. Going with a new quarterback all the time is just what the Browns do.
7 7 Arizona - Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan - Christmas comes in April for the Cardinals, as the slight draft shake-up lands them their man without needing to move.
8 8 Miami from Buffalo (T2) - Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma - Strong rumor that Miami covets Johnson and has two third round picks to go up and get him. I am taking a do-over as Buffalo can stockpile an extra pick in their quest to move back into the first round for Ryan Nassib.
9 9 Detroit from New York Jets (T1) - Ezekiel Ansah, DE, BYU - the trade with the Jets works out, as I think Ansah is who the Lions take at #5 anyway.
10 10 Tennessee - Chance Warmack, OG, Alabama - the Titans could go pass-rusher, but everyone thinks Warmack is the most NFL ready player in this draft. Huge upgrades to the O-Line could improve a pedestrian Titan offense.
11 11 San Diego - Johnathan Cooper, OG, North Carolina - I am a bit skeptical that two guards will be picked this high, especially after David DeCastro did not meet his high projection a year ago. That said, the Chargers have a leaky O-line that needs help any way they can get it. If the Chargers want one of the 3 OT's, they are going to have to move into the Top 10.
12 12 Buffalo from Miami (T2) - Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia - the Bills still get a major playmaker in Austin and get a 3rd round pick to boot.
13 13 Tampa Bay - Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State - even if Revis is still in play, the Bucs were bad enough against the pass to make Rhodes the pick here. Tampa also needs a TE, but I think they can wait until Round 2 to address it.
14 14 Carolina - Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri - the Panthers are going to stay put and get they guy they want in Richardson, who fills a need after recent failures trying to address the interior of their D-Line.
15 15 Dallas from New Orleans (T3) - Kenny Vaccaro, S, Texas - the Cowboys are rumored to love Vaccaro and Johnathan Cooper. With Cooper off the board, Dallas moves ahead of the safety-seeking Rams.
16 16 St. Louis - Cordarelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee - the Rams miss out on Tavon Austin, so they go with the 2nd WR on the boards with Patterson.
17 17 Pittsburgh - Barkevious Mingo, DE/LB, LSU - as usual, the Steelers get a player who could go much earlier but for some reason slips to them. Mingo will help replace James Harrison and attempt to re-invigorate the pass rush.
18 18 New Orleans from Dallas (T3) - Jarvis Jones, DE/LB, Georgia - the Saints also need an injection of pass rush, and while Jones is a gamble, he was once thought of as a top-5 pick. If this comes to play-out, it will be an interesting career comparison between fellow SEC players Mingo and Jones.
19 19 New York Giants - Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State - the G-men get the best player available and he adds to the defensive line rotation that fuels the teams recent success.
20 20 Chicago - Manti Te'o, LB, Notre Dame - the carnival comes to the midway, as the Bears tab the most controversial player in this years draft. Despite the poor combine, the production of Te'o is exactly what Chicago needs to replace Brian Urlacher.
21 21 Cincinnati - D.J. Fluker, OT, Alabama - with a current opening at tackle, the Bengals take the best one remaining on the board.
22 22 St. Louis (from Washington) - John Cyprien, S, Florida International - the Rams need safety help and the 49ers are rumored to covet Cyprien, who is shooting up the draft boards. Why not stick it to your rival and fill a need. Think Shea McClellin of 2012.
23 23 Minnesota - Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina - Williams appears linked to the Vikings all over the place. They love their DT to have the name Williams. Or Randle, but none of them are available.
24 24 Indianapolis - Datone Jones, DE, UCLA - he makes sense for the Colts and this is about where Jones would go.
25 25 Minnesota (from Seattle) - Alec Ogletree, LB, Georgia - Ogletree has seen his stock fall, but the Vikings are one team that has had success with these stories in the past. This could be a pick of great value for the Purple and Gold.
26 26 Buffalo from Green Bay (T4) - Ryan Nassib, QB, Syracuse - the Packers are notorious for trading back, and without a surefire need, Ted Thompson finds a trading partner and acquires the Bills 2nd round pick and the 3rd round pick they got from Miami. Buffalo gets their quarterback in Nassib to compete with Kevin Kolb.
27 27 Houston - Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee - The Texans need a wideout opposite the aging Andre Johnson and Hunter is rising up the charts right now. Before a knee injury in 2011, Hunter was poised to be a top 15 pick. His physical tools make him the man for the Texans at this spot.
28 28 Denver - D.J. Hayden, CB, Houston - Champ Bailey was a bit exposed against Baltimore and Hayden would give Denver a younger option who could learn some tricks from the old man.
29 29 New England - Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington - The Patriots pass defense still needs help and Trufant is a cover guy to help their cause.
30 30 Atlanta - Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame - Tony Gonzalez's heir apparent falls into the Falcons lap at #30. Eifert could go as early as #13 to Tampa, so this could be a steal for Atlanta.
31 31 San Francisco - John Jenkins, DT, Georgia - The 49ers seem to be linked to Cyprien, but his rising stock might make Jenkins the more realistic pick here.
32 32 Baltimore - Keith Minter, LB, LSU - The Ravens need inside linebacker help and Minter is a name currently moving into the 1st round.
1 33 Jacksonville - Matt Barkley, QB, USC
2 34 San Francisco (from Kansas City) - Eric Reid, S, LSU
3 35 Philadelphia - E.J. Manuel, QB, Florida State
4 36 Detroit - Menelik Watson, OT, Florida State
5 37 Cincinnati (from Oakland) - Arthur Brown, LB, Kansas State
6 38 Arizona - Alex Okafor, DE/LB, Texas
7 Cleveland (exercised in 2012 supplemental draft)
8 39 San Diego from New York Jets (T5) - Justin Pugh, OT, Syracuse
9 40 Tennessee - Zach Ertz, TE, Stanford
10 41 Green Bay from Buffalo (T4) - Margus Hunt, DE, Southern Methodist
11 42 Miami - Jamar Taylor, CB, Boise State
12 43 Tampa Bay - Tank Carradine, DE, Florida State
13 44 Carolina - DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson
14 New Orleans (forfeited)
15 45 New York Jets from San Diego (T5) - Keenan Allen, WR, California
16 46 St. Louis - Eddie Lacy, RB, Alabama
17 47 Dallas - Kyle Long, OG, Oregon
18 48 Pittsburgh - Blidi Wreh-wilson, CB, Connecticut
19 49 New York Giants - Khaseem Greene, LB, Rutgers
20 50 Chicago - Larry Warford, OG, Kentucky
21 51 Washington - Johnathan Banks, CB, Mississippi State
22 52 Minnesota - Robert Woods, WR, USC
23 53 Cincinnati - Giovani Bernard, RB, North Carolina
24 54 Miami (from Indianapolis) - Damontre Moore, DE, Texas A&M
25 55 Green Bay - Matt Elam, S, Florida
26 56 Seattle - Quinton Patton, WR, Louisiana Tech
27 57 Houston - Jesse Williams, DT, Alabama
28 58 Denver - Johnathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State
29 59 New England - Terrance Williams, WR, Baylor
30 60 Atlanta - Jordan Poyer, CB, Oregon State
31 61 San Francisco - Sio Moore, LB, Connecticut
32 62 Baltimore - Shamarko Thomas, S, Syracuse
1 63 Kansas City - Corenlius Washington, DE, Georgia
2 64 Jacksonville - Terron Armstead, OT, Arkansas Pine-Bluff
3 65 Detroit - David Amerson, CB, North Carolina State
4 66 Oakland - Tyrann Mathieu, CB, LSU
5 67 Philadelphia - David Bakhitiari, OT, Colorado
6 68 Cleveland - Darius Slay, CB, Mississippi State
7 69 Arizona - Mike Glennon, QB, North Carolina State
8 70 Tennessee - D.J. Swearinger, S, South Carolina
9 71 Buffalo - Jamie Collins, LB, Southern Miss
10 72 Detroit from New York Jets (T1) - Brian Winters, OG, Kent State
11 73 Tampa Bay - Kawaan Short, DT, Purdue
12 74 San Francisco (from Carolina) - Marcus Lattimore, RB, South Carolina
13 75 New Orleans - Phillip Thomas, S, Fresno State
14 76 San Diego - Tyler Bray, QB, Tennessee
15 77 Green Bay from Buffalo via Miami (T2)(T4) - Le'veon Bell, RB, Michigan State
16 78 St. Louis - Brandon Williams, DT, Missouri Southern
17 79 Pittsburgh - Johnathan Franklin, RB, UCLA
18 80 New Orleans from Dallas (T3) - Sam Montgomery, DE, LSU
19 81 New York Giants - Travis Frederick, C, Wisconsin
20 82 Miami (from Chicago) - Travis Kelce, TE, Cincinnati
21 83 Minnesota - Logan Ryan, CB, Rutgers
22 84 Cincinnati - Markus Wheaton, WR, Oregon State
23 85 Washington - Bacarri Rambo, S, Georgia
24 86 Indianapolis - Dallas Thomas, G/T, Tennessee
25 87 Seattle - Brennan Williams, OT, North Carolina
26 88 Green Bay - Corey Lemonier, LB, Auburn
27 89 Houston - Kevin Reddick, LB, North Carolina
28 90 Denver - Montee Ball, RB, Wisconsin
29 91 New England - Akeem Spence, DT, Illinois
30 92 Atlanta - Sean Porter, LB, Texas A&M
31 93 San Francisco - Gavin Escobar, TE, San Diego State
32 94 Baltimore - Brain Schwenke, C, California
33 95 Houston (Comp) - John Simon, DE/LB, Ohio State
34 96 Kansas City (Comp) - Barrett Jones, C, Alabama
35 97 Tennessee (Comp) - Aaron Dobson, WR, Marshall
1 98 Jacksonville - Dwayne Gratz, CB, Connecticut
2 99 Kansas City - Tyler Wilson, QB, Arkansas
3 100 Oakland - Christine Michael, RB, Texas A&M
4 101 Philadelphia - Jordan Reed, TE, Florida
5 102 Minnesota (from Detroit) - Alvin Bailey, OG, Georgia
6 103 Arizona - Kiko Alonso, LB, Oregon
7 104 Cleveland - Kenny Stills, WR, Oklahoma
8 105 Buffalo - Vance McDonald, TE, Rice
9 106 Detroit from New York Jets (T1) - Ryan Swope, WR, Texas A&M
10 107 Tennessee - William Gholston, DE, Michigan State
11 108 Carolina - Xavier Nixon, OT, Florida
12 109 New Orleans - Jordan Mills, OT, Louisiana Tech
13 110 New York Jets from San Diego (T5) - Michael Buchanan, DE/LB, Illinois
14 111 Miami - Jordan Hill, DT, Penn State
15 112 Tampa Bay - Da'rick Rogers, WR, Tennessee Tech
16 113 St. Louis - Devonte Holloman, LB, South Carolina
17 114 Dallas - Bennie Logan, DT, LSU
18 115 Pittsburgh - Dion Sims, TE, Michigan State
19 116 New York Giants - Robert Alford, CB, Southeast Louisiana
20 117 Chicago - Chase Thomas, LB, Stanford
21 118 Cincinnati - Shawn Williams, S, Georgia
22 119 Washington - Trevardo Williams, LB, Connecticut
23 120 Minnesota - B.W. Webb, CB, William & Mary
24 121 Indianapolis - Leon McFadden, CB, San Diego State
25 122 Green Bay - David Quessenberry, OG, San Jose State
26 123 Seattle - Matt Scott, QB, Arizona
27 124 Houston - Vinston Painter, OT, Virginia Tech
28 125 Denver - T.J. McDonald, S, USC
29 126 Tampa Bay (from New England) - Landry Jones, QB, Oklahoma
30 127 Atlanta - Malliciah Goodman, DE, Clemson
31 128 San Francisco - J.J. Wilcox, S, Georgia Southern
32 129 Baltimore - Chris Harper, WR, Kansas State
33 130 Baltimore (Comp) - Nico Johnson, LB, Alabama
34 131 San Francisco (Comp) - Hugh Thornton, OG, Illinois
35 132 Detroit (Comp) - Zaviar Gooden, LB, Missouri
36 133 Atlanta (Comp) - Stepfan Taylor, RB, Stanford
1 134 Kansas City - Gerald Hodges, LB, Penn State
2 135 Jacksonville - Lavar Edwards, DE, LSU
3 136 Philadelphia - Brandon McGee, CB, Miami, FL
4 137 Detroit - Tony Jefferson, S, Oklahoma
5 138 Seattle (from Oakland) - Montori Hughes, DT, Tennessee-Martin
6 139 Cleveland - Josh Evans, S, Florida
7 140 Arizona - Joseph Randle, RB, Oklahoma State
8 141 New York Jets - Zac Dysert, QB, Miami, OH
9 142 Tennessee - Sanders Commings, CB, Georgia
10 143 Buffalo - Devin Taylor, DE, Florida
11 144 Dallas from New Orleans (T3) - Andre Ellington, RB, Clemson
12 145 San Diego - Mike Gillislee, RB, Florida
13 146 Miami - Oday Aboushi, OG, Virginia
14 147 Tampa Bay - Ricky Wagner, OT, Wisconsin
15 148 Carolina - Kayvon Webster, CB, South Florida
16 149 St. Louis - Marquise Goodwin, WR, Texas
17 150 Pittsburgh - Josh Boyce, WR, TCU
18 151 Dallas - Stedman Bailey, WR, West Virginia
19 152 New York Giants - Reid Fragel, OT, Ohio State
20 153 Chicago - Khaled Holmes, OC, USC
21 154 Washington - Chris Faulk, OT, LSU
22 155 Minnesota - Kerwynn Williams, RB, Utah State
23 156 Cincinnati - Steve Williams, CB, California
24 157 San Francisco (from Indianapolis) - Quinton Dial, DE, Alabama
25 158 Seattle - Jelani Jenkins, LB, Florida
26 159 Green Bay - Cobi Hamilton, WR, Arkansas
27 160 Houston - Earl Watford, OG, James Madison
28 161 Denver - Joe Kruger, DE, Utah
29 162 Washington (from New England) - Denard Robinson, WR, Michigan
30 163 Atlanta - Everett Dawkins, DT, Florida State
31 164 Cleveland (from San Francisco) - Latavius Murray, RB, Central Florida
32 165 Baltimore - Terry Hawthorne, CB, Illinois
33 166 Miami (Comp) - Kenjon Barner, RB, Oregon
34 167 Green Bay (Comp) - A.J. Klein, LB, Iowa State
35 168 Baltimore (Comp) - Jon Bostic, LB, Florida
1 169 Jacksonville - Knile Davis, RB, Arkansas
2 170 Kansas City - Earl Wolff, S, North Carolina State
3 171 Detroit - Dustin Hopkins, K, Florida State
4 172 Oakland - J.C. Tretter, OG, Cornell
5 173 San Francisco (from Philadelphia through Cleveland) - Ty Powell, LB, Harding
6 174 Arizona - Nicholas Williams, DT, Samford
7 175 Cleveland - Jeff Baca, OG, UCLA
8 176 Oakland (from Tennessee through Minnesota and Arizona) - Brandon Jenkins, DE/LB, Florida State
9 177 Buffalo - Will Davis, CB, Utah State
10 178 New York Jets - Miguel Maysonet, RB, Stony Brook
11 179 San Diego - Duke Williams, S, Nevada
12 180 San Francisco (from Miami) - Tavarres King, WR, Georgia
13 181 Tampa Bay - Jawan Jamison, RB, Rutgers
14 182 Carolina - Robert Lester, S, Alabama
15 183 New Orleans - Aaron Mellette, WR, Elon
16 184 St. Louis - David Bass, DE, Missouri Western State
17 185 Dallas - Braxton Cave, OC, Notre Dame
18 186 Pittsburgh - Josh Boyd, DT, Mississippi State
19 187 New York Giants - Matt Furstenburg, TE, Maryland
20 188 Chicago - Tharold Simon, CB, LSU
21 189 Minnesota - Brad Wing, P, LSU
22 190 Cincinnati - Mike Catapano, DE, Princeton
23 191 Washington - Johnny Adams, CB, Michigan State
24 192 Indianapolis - Corey Fuller, WR, Virginia Tech
25 193 Green Bay - Nick Kasa, TE, Colorado
26 194 Seattle - Keith Pough, LB, Howard
27 195 Houston - Dax Swanson, CB, Sam Houston State
28 196 Tampa Bay (from Denver through Philadelphia) - Chris Gragg, TE, Arkansas
29 197 Cincinnati (from New England) - Lerentee McCray, LB, Florida
30 198 Atlanta - Marc Anthony, CB, California
31 199 Baltimore (from San Francisco) - Quanterus Smith, DE, Western Kentucky
32 200 Baltimore - Marquess Wilson, WR, Washington State
33 201 Houston (Comp) - Rod Sweeting, CB, Georgia Tech
34 202 Tennessee (Comp) - Tanner Hawkinson, OT, Kansas
35 203 Baltimore (Comp) - Garrett Gilkey, OG/OT, Chadron State
36 204 Kansas City (Comp) - Ryan Jensen, OG, Colorado State-Pueblo
37 205 Oakland (Comp) - Levine Toilolo, TE, Stanford
38 206 Pittsburgh (Comp) - Rontez Miles, S, California (PA)
1 207 Kansas City - Cierre Wood, RB, Notre Dame
2 208 Jacksonville - Zeke Motta, S, Notre Dame
3 209 Oakland - Sean Renfree, QB, Duke
4 210 Philadelphia - Josh Johnson, CB, Purdue
5 211 Detroit - Braden Brown, OT, BYU
6 212 Philadelphia (from Cleveland) - Michael Clay, LB, Oregon
7 213 Minnesota (from Arizona) - Kapron Lewis-Moore, DE, Notre Dame
8 214 Minnesota (via Seattle from Buffalo) - Ace Sanders, WR, South Carolina
9 215 San Diego from New York Jets (T5) - Kwame Geathers, DT, Georgia
10 216 Tennessee - Zac Stacy, RB, Vanderbilt
11 217 Miami - Damian Stafford, S, Nebraska
12 218 Philadelphia (from Tampa Bay) - Quinn Sharp, P, Oklahoma State
13 219 Oakland (from Carolina) - Luke Marquardt, OT, Azusa Pacific
14 220 Seattle (from New Orleans) - Sam Brenner, OG, Utah
15 221 San Diego - Zach Rogers, WR, Tennessee
16 222 St. Louis - Edmund Kugbila, OG, Valdosta State
17 223 Pittsburgh - Steve Beauharnais, LB, Rutgers
18 224 Miami (from Dallas) - David King, DE, Oklahoma
19 225 New York Giants - Jared Smith, DT, New Hampshire
20 226 New England (from Chicago through Tampa Bay) - Michael Ford, RB, LSU
21 227 San Francisco (from Cincinnati) - Jason Weaver, OT, Southern Mississippi
22 228 Washington - Jake Stoneburner, TE, Ohio State
23 229 Minnesota - Brad Sorenson, QB, Southern Utah
24 230 Indianapolis - John Lotulelei, LB, UNLV
25 231 Seattle - Joseph Fauria, TE, UCLA
26 232 Green Bay - Jordan Rodgers, QB, Vanderbilt
27 233 Houston - Jasper Collins, WR, Mount Union
28 234 Denver - Ryan Otten, TE, San Jose State
29 235 New England - P.J. Lonergen, OC, LSU
30 236 Atlanta - Dalton Freeman, OC, Clemson
31 237 San Francisco - Colby Cameron, QB, Louisiana Tech
32 238 Baltimore - Mychal Rivera, TE, Tennessee
33 239 Philadelphia (Comp) - William Campbell, DE, Michigan
34 240 Cincinnati (Comp) - Demontre Hurst, CB, Oklahoma
35 241 Seattle (Comp) - Adrian Bushell, CB, Louisville
36 242 Seattle (Comp) - Michael Brooks, DT, East Carolina
37 243 Atlanta (Comp) - Cooper Taylor, S, Richmond
38 244 Atlanta (Comp) - John Wetzel, OT, Boston College
39 245 Detroit (Comp) - Onterrio McCaleb, RB, Auburn
40 246 San Francisco (Comp) - Caleb Sturgis, K, Florida
41 247 Baltimore (Comp) - Gilbert Pena, DT, Ole Miss
42 248 Tennessee (Comp) - Nickell Robey, CB, USC
43 249 Atlanta (Comp) - Conner Vernon, WR, Duke
44 250 Miami (Comp) - Micah Hyde, CB, Iowa
45 251 Cincinnati (Comp) - Josh Kline, OG, Kent State
46 252 San Francisco (Comp) - Walter Stewart, DE, Cincinnati
47 253 New York Giants (Comp) - Alec Lemon, WR, Syracuse
48 254 Indianapolis (Comp) - Joe Madsen, OC, West Virginia