Tearing Apart Todd McShay’s 1st Mock Draft of 2013

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Updated: December 15, 2012

mcshayESPN analyst and draft guru, Todd McShay, released his first mock of the season this week and it raised a lot of eyebrows. There was even a small segment on television where he and Mel Kiper debated on a few of the picks.

The thing with McShay’s mock is that he tends to fall in love with certain players and is a little more flexible than Mel Kiper on his picks. Mel usually has a few shocker picks, and this year has Manti Te’o going #1 overall. Kiper has a defender as well going #1 but it is not Mr. Te’o.

See who McShay picked as well as my commentary below:

1. Kansas City Chiefs: Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah
Would the Chiefs really spend ANOTHER premium pick on a defensive tackle? They’ve been doing it for a half a decade and it hasn’t gotten them anywhere….

2. Jacksonville Jaguars: Damontre Moore, De, Texas A&M
Could happen, but I think Jarvis Jones is going to be rated higher. Can’t wait for the combine.

3. Oakland Raiders – Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State
Werner is gaining momentum quick. Top 3 not out the question.

4. Philadelphia Eagles – Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M
Eagles fans wanted Te’o, but I agree with Joeckel.

5. Carolina Panthers – Johnathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State
Could happen. No problems with this pick.

6. Tennessee Titans – Barkevious Mingo, DE, LSU
I just have this feeling the Titans are going to take Mingo as well…

7. Detroit Lions – Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama
I could see this. Alphonso Smith is not amused though.

8. Arizona Cardinals – Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia
If they don’t sign Vick, this has to be some QB.

9. San Diego Chargers – Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan
Good pick Todd.

10. Cleveland Browns – Chance Warmack, G, Alabama
Warmack is thought of highly like DeCastro, but the thing that will hold him from the top 10 is positional value.

11. Buffalo Bills – Manti Te’o, ILB, Notre Dame
“Best player in the draft” available at 11? I think someone would trade up before now to get him…

Get the rest of Todd’s mock over at ESPN.com or Google it, I cannot post the rest here.

Written by D. Wash

Founder, MockDraftHQ.com (2006). Denver Broncos, Charlotte Bobcats fan. Fan of football, technology, and battle rap. Shannon Sharpe is the greatest. Everything else is debatable.

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3 Comments

  1. Joe

    December 27, 2012 at 2:16 am

    I cannot/will not Google/subscribe to the rest of McShay’s “MOCK.” It’s halarious, so mock is the correct term:

    1. Kansas City Chiefs: Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah
    Triple Nope. KC is in the business of capitalizing on their current talent. 6 Pro Bowlers on a 2-win team. The time is now. It’s QB or a trade down. KC WILL take Geno. If Pioli is retained and takes another DL in the first round, the city will implode. Literally. Jerry O’Connell is in talks of opening the sequence for SLIDERS on Main Street to suck in the Bro’s downtown if this happens. I’d L-O-V-E Star if Poe wasn’t drafted this year and is growing into his position, AND if Herm didn’t draft Dorsey and Pioli snagged Jackson. Dorsey is gone as Ripotati ‘Look at this body’ hadn’t played so well.

    TL;DR: Geno freakin Smith

    2. Jacksonville Jaguars: Damontre Moore, De, Texas A&M
    DON’T GET FOOLED! Damontre Moore is a trap pick. Jarvis is the pick here. Jacksonville’s new GM understands talent over hype. Jarvis will be a Von Miller type of guy, only BETTER. Jacksonville is a team low on talent, high on heart. Jarvis is the beginning of the beast in the South; just in time to move to LA

    3. Oakland Raiders – Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State
    No problem with this, but Star is available. Seymour and Kelly are bums. they have no respect for the game and make fun of it. Kelly is jettison to make him able to buy that Lincoln dealership he had his eye on. Star will lock the middle down in a division that is stacked at RB (Mathews, Moreno/McGahee, Charles)

    4. Philadelphia Eagles – Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M
    This is it. Eagles suck at everything. This is the first step to keeping Foles from not collapsing, a bit of OLine reshuffling, and they’re back as an NFC(B)East contender. That and get rid of DRC and Nnamdi. Neither can play man, zone ‘em out or cut your loses.

    5. Carolina Panthers – Johnathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State
    It’s done. They have NOBODY other that a bunch of no names on the line.

    6. Tennessee Titans – Barkevious Mingo, DE, LSU
    Mingo is too light to play here. He needs to add some serious beef or we’re looking at Warmack. CJ.9k needs lanes. They’re line is horrible for Locker. They’re stacked at RB, WR and secure at LB.

    7. Detroit Lions – Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama
    Yes please. The Honey Badger will be available in Round 2, and we saw what StL did with questionable CBs that got booted . Lewan or the G/C/T from Alabama. Shore the line up, get rid of the wop at Center, hello Wildcard.

    8. Arizona Cardinals – Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia
    NO. Chefs have Geno. Vick cannot be a consideration – I’d rather have Alex Smith or Fitzpatrick over him to bridge the gap to next year. I’m blown away at the lack of futility the ‘Whiz’ has had in recent drafts. OLine must be addressed. That or it’s Mingo as a Rush OLB.

    9. San Diego Chargers – Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan
    Good pick Todd. That’s it. Good pick. Rivers has always been over-rated. Their LBs Suck. Their CBs suck. Their OLine Sucks. Their WRs suck. Their RBs Suck. Good job AJ Smith, squandering their talent. As a Chiefs fan, I hope they trade their first pick for Michael Vick. The team, as a whole will enter the suck-void of the late-90′s. Enjoy being the Browns for the next decade!

    10. Cleveland Browns – Chance Warmack, G, Alabama
    Holy Shit. The Browns are the Bizarro-Steelers. They have all the talent in their division, just cannot seem to put it together. Weeden is Dilfer. Trent is a top 5 RB, their WR’s have the potential to be elite. Their Defense can be insanely good. After focusing on Defense, Warmack would be perfect, I’d like to see a tackle (Matthews/Joekel) to hold down the right side to give them Thomas a bookend to murder the NORTH for years. Again, they need to double-dip and grab a Guard/Center in FA or draft. Round 2 needs a pass rusher, which there are plenty of in this draft.

    11. Buffalo Bills – Manti Te’o, ILB, Notre Dame
    Manti hears this and decides to get his Master’s. WTF?! The Bills are stacked on D. Their Line on the outside needs help, as well as WR. Hunter from Tennessee goes to Buffalo. Why? Stevie is tired of playing FIFA by himself.

  2. Josh

    December 29, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    bills are not stacked on defense. they need linebackers. sheppard sucks. on offense the o-line is fine justneed to get healthy they need a #2 WR and everyone knows we need a new qb teo is the pick

  3. Brian

    January 17, 2013 at 10:53 am

    The Bills aren’t picking 11th, they’re picking 8th.