2013 NFL Mock Draft: Post Season Edition!

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Updated: January 1, 2013

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First of all, happy New Years everyone.

Another NFL season is in the books, and if you are wired anything like me you are super excited for the season after the season- draft season! That doesn’t meant that I won’t be checking out the playoffs (my Broncos wrapped up that #1 seed!) but it does mean that for many fans the 2013 NFL Draft is all there is left to look forward too.

There will be a lot of changes this off season. Already five GM’s and seven coaches have been fired. If you are a fan of one of those teams, you probably have no idea what to expect. This mock will try to take the uncertainty into consideration.

Finally, we have to take some bowl games into consideration. Mike Glennon looked like Blaine Gabbert v2.0 in the Music City Bowl, while guys like Barkevious Mingo showed up huge for their teams. Guys are going to continue rising from strong bowl games all winter long.

Also, if you have a blog or post on forums don’t be afraid to link to us and show us some love!

Now with all that said, here is the latest mock. Enjoy:

1. Chiefs: Geno Smith QB West Virginia
Im still sticking the Chiefs with Geno. Yes, he struggled in the Pinstripe Bowl, but did you see the conditions? It was a mud bowl and at the end of the day his stat line was still respectable even if his play was just as sloppy as the action on the field.

Until the Chiefs introduce a new coach and we have an idea of where they will go, lets continue to mock Geno here. At the end of the day they need a QB and it doesn’t look like someone is going to bail them out of this pick. Now if Manti Te’o has 25 tackles in the Championship, I reserve the right to change my mind…

2. Jaguars: Bjoern Werner DE Florida State
The Jaguars are another team stuck with a pick that doesn’t fill their main need (QB) but hey, at least they can afford to take the BDPA. Tim Tebow is on his way, so a three man battle between Henne-Gabbert-Timmy will pop off this summer. #facepalm

Werner is very good against the run and doesn’t give up on plays. He has a good feel for the game for a guy who only started playing like five years ago. The perfect replacement for stopgap Jason Babin.

3. Raiders: Star Lotulelei DT Utah
Now… NO DISRESPECT but why is Tommy Kelly still on this team? (Tommy is known to give that work out, ask Cam Newton). All season long he embarrassed himself, this organization, and the fans of Oakland’s squad. It’s time to cut bait and Star might just be pound for pound the #1 player in this class. Terrell Pryor will get the nod at QB, and that’s how they’ll roll in ’13.

4. Eagles: Luke Joeckel OT Texas AM
Sorry Eagles fans… I still can’t go with Te’o here. Maybe if the new coach is a defensive guy, and comes in cleaning house… but until then my logic says they will do whatever it takes to make Nick Foles successful. You cannot pray and hope Jason Peters comes back 100%. There has to be someone there on this line to keep King Dunlap from seeing snaps in 2013.

5. Lions: Damontre Moore DE Texas AM
The Lions go with the BDPA. As they should. This stat-padding offense is among the leagues best, but if your defense isn’t getting stops does it matter? Here’s to Suh/Fairley playing to their potential next year with Moore on the outside.

6. Browns: Jarvis Jones OLB Georgia
I have Jones dropping here mainly due to medical concerns and the needs of other teams. He was advised to retire just two years ago, and has lasted this long unphased but who knows what they find during the draft process?

This could very well be Von Miller v2.0 if all checks out, and exactly what the Browns need. No matter who the GM/coach is, they are kind of stuck to the Weeden wagon for at least one season in my opinion, as it would be an EXTREME waste of resources to pick a QB here.

7. Cardinals: Taylor Lewan OT Michigan
No bold predictions. I did a whole post on why the Cardinals must shell out the dough to get Mike Vick. For those that need cliff notes: he would easily have been the best QB, and the second best RB on this team in 2012.

Vick has proved in 2010 that he can play at a Pro Bowl level given the right talent and an actual defense.

8. Bills: Manti Teo ILB Notre Dame
Te’o goes eight. Not bad for a inside linebacker, as this is the perfect spot for an elite insider. I don’t think that the Bills new coach will fall in love with any QBs in this draft… but it certainly depends on who takes this job. Mike Glennon (more on him in one pick) could easily slide in here.

9. Jets: Mike Glennon QB North Carolina State
You cannot cut or trade Mark Sanchez because of the insane contract he has… but what you can do is draft someone to push him on the bench. While I don’t think that Glennon will come in and be a franchise savior, he easily has the tools to oust Sanchez.

Glennon is going to be picked top 10 mainly because of media hype. I like to call this the ‘McShay Factor’. The guy throws a pretty ball and has a strong arm, but guess who also did? Kyle Boller.

10. Titans: Dion Jordan DE Oregon
While I still think the Titans could fall in love with Mingo, Im giving the nod to Jordan this time around because he has the frame to play DE full time. Our database has him at 6-7 241.

11. Chargers: Barkevious Mingo OLB LSU
The Chargers are a pretty hopeless situation. This team blew entirely too many draft picks, and signed some bad free agents. I don’t need to name the names, you know who we’re talking about… and why AJ Smith has been shown the door.

The start to the rebuild will be acquiring talent anywhere it can be found. Mingo projects to OLB, which the Bolts shouldn’t say no too.

12. Dolphins: Eric Fisher OT Central Michigan
The Dolphins have two things that must happen this off-season: (1) Replace Jake Long (2) Find a #1 wide receiver.

13. Buccaneers: Jonathan Banks CB Mississippi State
Ever since Talib got moved, this pick was cemented as a CB. Don’t look now but Eric Wright may be cut as well too.

Also, do not rule out QB. Greg Schiano didn’t draft Josh Freeman, and Freeman is regressing. He may opt to find “his” guy now.

14. Panthers: Demarcus Milliner CB Alabama
Panthers could use a DT, but have been burned too many times drafting them. Free agency seems to be the best route to patch that up. Milliner is a tough physical guy who will come in and battle V-Jax, Colston, Roddy White, and Julio Jones.

15. Saints: Johnathan Hankins DT Ohio State
No matter what Sean Payton does this off season, you know he will address this porous defensive line.

16. Rams: Chance Warmack OG Alabama
Sam Bradford cannot take the next step if he is always throwing while on the run for his life. This team recently signed Bears bust Chris Williams who has a bum wrist… it’s time to invest again on the line. The pieces are there for this team to be great. It’s all about letting Sam execute.

17. Steelers: Alec Ogletree ILB Georgia
Pittsburgh missed the playoffs which only means their guys will be a year older when next season begins. They were already old enough at linebacker before the season began.

18. Cowboys: Sheldon Richardson DT Missouri
Starter Josh Brent is going to prison, as he should. But football wise, he was a starter and has to be replaced. Jay Ratliff days are numbered as well.

I used to mock OLB/DE’s here, but as I watched more and more Dallas games it became evident that Anthony Spencer is at worst this team’s second best defensive player. Jerry is going to have to pay him.

19. Giants: Ezekiel Ansah DE BYU
The Giants stockpile DE’s and Ansah is simply too good to pass up. A 270 lb. sprinter?!! Where does Tom Coughlin sign up?

20. Bears: DJ Fluker OT Alabama
Bears fans, reason with me. The main reason that Lovie Smith can win 10 games and still get fired is because- the Bears could not keep Jay Cutler healthy enough to make a decent playoff run!!!!

At the end of the day, this team has not been able to find a right tackle. Williams is on the Rams like I said earlier, and Gabe Carimi is always banged up as well. It’s time to fix the problem and draft the best RT prospect that you’ll see for a while in DJ Fluker.

21. Rams: Kenny Vaccaro S Texas
Eric Reid drops because he got served something mean by DeAndre Hopkins. Vaccaro elevates in his place to the Rams, who will be taking a look at the best safety available with one of their picks.

22. Vikings: Keenan Allen WR California
The Vikings are in the playoffs because of Adrian Peterson and Adrian Peterson alone. Insane. Christian Ponder is trying to make that next step, but has no one to throw too. Michael Jenkins? That’s cool, he’ll take Kennan Allen…

23. Bengals: Sam Montgomery DE LSU
The guys on this defensive line are playing out of their mind… and at least one (shout out Michael Johnson) is about to get paid out of his mind as well.

24. Ravens: Barrett Jones OG/C Alabama
I want to stick the Ravens with some defensive help, but Matt Birk is just so damn old….

25. Seahawks: Terrance Williams WR Baylor
This pick very likely will be traded to someone coming to get Matt Barkley (Bills?). If not, then Russell needs some weapons.

26. Colts: John Jenkins DT Georgia
As I type this, every starter on the Colts three man front is banged up with injury. This team is playing well, and will get better if they can build depth and keep guys on the field. That’s what the 360-pounder Jenkins can do.

27. Packers: DeAndre Hopkins WR Clemson
Yes! Hopkins is cracking the first round early. The thing is Greg Jennings is likely not going to be back, Finley may be gone, and Driver may retire as well. A TE may make sense, but this team thrives off multiple receiver sets. If Jennings leaves, a guy with legit starter caliber talent will be needed. Hopkins proved that he is no side kick, against one of the best defenses in the nation.

28. 49ers: Eric Reid S LSU
Speaking of the defense Hopkins lit up….

I still like Reid, just not in the middle of the first anymore. He may need some time to develop and the 49ers are the one team that he wouldn’t have to start immediately on. They need a safety for when they move on from Whitner.

29. Texans: Tyler Eifert TE Notre Dame
Texan fans.. I know this doesn’t make much sense, but you have to think about it. Owen Daniels is always getting injured, and Dressen is in Denver right now. Andre Johnson commands his attention, and Eifert would thrive alongside Houston’s current talent in multiple TE sets.

Eifert has the ability to spring Arian Foster for huge runs because he is a good blocker, and take any linebacker or safety 1-on-1 down field because his hands are so good as well. If there is a home-run pick in this draft, it would be if the Texans could land Eifert.

30. Patriots: Tavon Austin WR West Virginia
The Patriots keep calling back old school receivers. Enough is enough. Tavon will eventually take over for Welker and he and Edleman will keep it rolling for the last years of Brady’s career.

31. Falcons: Giovani Bernard RB North Carolina
Michael Turner needs to be pushed for his starting spot. Who better than Bernard? Even if he loses the RB battle, he is still and excellent threat on third downs and punt returns.

32. Broncos: David Amerson CB N.C. State
I almost want to put a WR here, but the Broncos get a DB again in my 2013 NFL mock draft.

I like the current defensive back group for the Broncos, dont get me wrong, but Champ Bailey is getting WAY up there in age and Tracy Porter has missed practically every game in 2012. The future cannot be Chris Harris and Tony Carter with all due respect. This is a good defensive unit, but could regress right back into a bad one if the defensive backfield is ignored!

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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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46 Comments

  1. sfhsfsfj

    January 1, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    I would love if you did 2 or 3 rounds aswell if you’re not busy. I honestly like your mocks.

    • D. Wash

      January 1, 2013 at 8:57 pm

      Thank you, the support really means a lot!

      • Jack Kenny

        January 4, 2013 at 1:33 am

        I think the broncos will get Tyler eifert they need a good tide end really bad. Itt will help Peyton that much more and Tyler is also a great blocker and will help with the runnung game

  2. Bradley

    January 1, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    Mike Glennon in the top 10? Stopped reading after that.

    There’s no way the Jets take Glennon at #9 even with their terrible QB situation. They have way too many other needs to over-reach at that point in the draft when there are so many great prospects left at other positions.

    • D. Wash

      January 1, 2013 at 8:54 pm

      So you didn’t read my reasoning, or my previous Mike Glennon post? I’m not a fan of the guy, but the draft is not about the better player. The politics are coming into play for Glennon and like Gabbert they (McShay) will secure him a top 10 spot because of the hype and attention he’ll continue to get all spring long. Look at how they did Gabbert, they are running the same hustle for Glennon.

      • Kevin

        January 2, 2013 at 9:36 am

        It’s very unlikely every QB in this doesn’t get taken earlier than he should. Glennon will be the best pro of the bunch. The jets do not have a QB – at all – it’s very difficult to win games that way.

        • D. Wash

          January 2, 2013 at 5:48 pm

          Well… there is always Markie Mark

        • PepPep

          January 4, 2013 at 11:23 am

          #1 The Jets DO have a QB that they are, unfortunately, stuck with- Mark Sanchez. They also drafted McElroy last year…not that he is the savior or anything.

          #2 With a new GM coming in, I guarantee you we will trade down to acquire more picks.

          #3 With how weak the QB draft class is this year, there is NO WAY we reach for Glennon #9 overall…especially once all the teams that actually need a QB have picked already- Jags, Chiefs, Bills, Cards! And just because there is hype does not mean a team will succumb to it.

          #3 As I mentioned earlier, with a major drop in talent after G.Smith at the QB position, we could easily have a QB we like just as much as Glennon available in the second round.

          Sorry…bad pick for the Jets, too much of a reach, bad reasoning for the pick. If they don’t trade down they will take Mingo, Jordan or best available O-lineman.

          • D. Wash

            January 4, 2013 at 12:33 pm

            Fans love to say they will trade down, can you please tell me who would move up, who would they take, and how many picks do you expect to get?

          • Zman

            January 11, 2013 at 12:26 pm

            Anyone would be stupid to take Glennon. Did the experts not see his music city bowl performance?

          • D. Wash

            January 11, 2013 at 4:02 pm

            They saw it but guess what? Glennon is still tall and throws a pretty ball. Just like Gabbert, just like Boller, etc.

        • PepPep

          January 4, 2013 at 11:38 am

          I think G.Smith will be the best Pro of all the QB’s in this draft- at least in the short run. He will make the biggest immediate impact- IMO.
          He is built for the NFL and is simply too physically gifted to fall flat on his face once called upon.

    • Zman

      January 11, 2013 at 12:29 pm

      Barkley>Glennon

      • D. Wash

        January 11, 2013 at 4:01 pm

        Matt Barkley is one of my favorite QBs in this draft. Even if he becomes a game manager in the pros, Im sure we all can agree you can go a lot more wrong than a QB as smart as Barkley managing your offense.

  3. jackson

    January 1, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    the dolphins will take demacus miller in that situation or johnathan banks

    • D. Wash

      January 2, 2013 at 5:48 pm

      Could happen!

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  5. Brad

    January 2, 2013 at 9:24 am

    Tommy is known to give that workout, ask Cam Newton what does that mean??

    • D. Wash

      January 2, 2013 at 12:26 pm

      Tommy was trying to injure Cam aka give him that work.

      • Big Ezz

        January 4, 2013 at 9:18 pm

        He also led the team in tackles. Thats why they kept him. Good feeling McClain is gone so they will go for Teo if still around. Big Mac likes him.

      • Brad a

        January 5, 2013 at 11:43 am

        Actually Cam tried kicking kelly in the neck, and kelly handled it great

  6. Paul

    January 2, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    I seriously doubt the Saints draft a DT in the first when they really need a dominant pass rusher. I like Ansah or Montgomery. If at all possible, D Jordan would really be awesome.

    • D. Wash

      January 2, 2013 at 5:47 pm

      So you believe Ellis and Bunkley will both be back?!

      • Paul

        January 3, 2013 at 12:23 pm

        Bunkley will Ellis won’t. But Bunkley and Hicks will suffice as starters. We’ll pick a DT in the 3rd or 4th but not the 1st where we need a DE.

  7. Khalil

    January 2, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    Out of all the Mock drafts i seen in the last 3 year this one has to be the best and as an Eagles Fan that was the best comment ever about King Dunlap the worst offense linemen in the league

    • D. Wash

      January 2, 2013 at 10:57 pm

      LMAO!!!! Thank you so much for the support.

      • JohnGiam

        January 6, 2013 at 5:32 pm

        No chance that Reid takes anyone as the new coach of the Cheifs besides Joekel. I can assure you that Reid wont pass him up, which means Joekel isnt going to the Eagles, THANK GOD! I dont know how after watching the Eagles gutless, heartless Swiss Cheese Defense, you can Mock anyone besides a defender to the Eagles in the first 3 rounds…I can assure you, they will do everything in their power to pair Fletcher Cox with star Latululei to form the nastiest inside presence possible, a true cornerstone duo to build the defense around! Eagles would have no problem, trading up a spot or two to get him… First 3 rounds of the Eagles draft will look something like this:
        Star Latululei, Matt Elam, chase Thomas..

        not to menton that there is even a chance Star falls to them at 4, since I can easily see the jags and Raiders taking a combo of Jarvis Jones and Werner..

        Barret in round 2, who can play every position on the line, would be extremely valuable to the eagles, since they have a very good solid Line coming back from injuries, and they are switching back to the traditional way of blocking after two years in howard mudds gimicky way of blocking…so lineman like watkins, and Bell who looked Putrid, could be significantly better now that we go back to blocking the way they blocked their entire lives. So the Eagles dont really know what they have, and what they dont have on the line….we could potentially already have 2 very good tackles for next year coming back….so to say that they will take a OT, which could just be a luxury, while taking away a chance at drafting a playmaker that the defense desperately needs in the top 5, is jut ASSENINE if you ask me, and most of Philadelphia!

        Philly will build the defense thru the draft…and there are plenty of great young Olineman in free agency. Howie Roseman has learned the hard way not to recah for players, so there wont be any QB drafted 4 by the eagles in this class….so please stop Mocking offensive players to the Eagles. Thanks

    • FootballGuru

      January 4, 2013 at 4:01 pm

      I’d take King Dunlap over Doug Free anyday.

  8. MedusaMission

    January 2, 2013 at 10:50 pm

    I love early Mock Drafts and when they are early they are very hard to do, so with that… I say props. Now, as a BEARS FAN, I have to say… not that I disagree totally with your pick cuz they do need OL but I’d have to say if Tyler Eifert is staring them in the face at #20 they jump on him. Bears need OL which I bet they address in the middle of the draft and during FA but aside from OL they need a guys who doesn’t drop passes like Kellen Davis does, so Eifert is who they need first and utmost.

    • D. Wash

      January 2, 2013 at 10:58 pm

      With Carimi there, it isn’t out of the question they look towards a FA and hope he comes back strong. Just depends on who is the coach and what his history is of handling things like that.

  9. MedusaMission

    January 2, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    I also wanted to say as a poster above said, I’d love to see you do a deeper/longer Mock Draft if you find time, 7 round ones are cool but to impossible to be accurate but say a 3-4 round one would be cool. Good work on the one above, I look forward to the updates as we get closer to the draft.

  10. HTTR!

    January 3, 2013 at 12:16 am

    You’re not giving much excitement to Redskins fans offering a 1st round only… sigh. Good work, otherwise… RG3 RG3 RG3!!!!!!!!!!!

    • HTTR!

      January 3, 2013 at 12:22 am

      Do me a favor, though… when you get around to creating that 2nd Round, will/force Jordan Poyer to be available when we select. Thanks.

  11. BoltDk

    January 3, 2013 at 11:33 am

    Where is Jake Matthews?

    I Think SD should go for a OT in 1st round. and the re-sign Barnes, then they can start JJ and Ingram with Barnes and a late round (4th-5th) as back-ups, possibly a FA pick-up as well

    They need to get out of this draft with a starting LT (lewan or matthews)
    Another year with Clary and the fans will be unhappy.

    • D. Wash

      January 3, 2013 at 5:13 pm

      I have Matthews in 2014. It’s likely he stays to become the top lineman next year, and try to win a title with Johnny Football.

  12. Jesús Linares

    January 3, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    Dee milliner at 14th? Are you crazy? Detroit, jaguars and the dolphins would snap him out in a second if they could. He certainly will be taken in the top 10, being the best cb in the draft.

  13. robert

    January 3, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    I understand why you picked a DE for the Giants in Round 1. However, I think they can shift Kiwanuka back to end and Tuck will rebound. I believe their greatest need is CB. I’m tired of Webster getting burned all the time and Prince hasn’t lived up to first first round selection. We need a shutdown corner. I think we led the league in pass completions for 20 yards+.

  14. Daniel Villalpando

    January 5, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    THANK GOD!!!!!
    Glad someone is showing DJ Fluker respect, he will be a force to reckon with and that Bears OL is horrible!!!!

  15. Toopanca

    January 5, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    On the DL, with injuries and to play strong through the fourth quarter in the Florida heat and humidity, you need three starters to fill two spots. With Bennett, Bowers and Clayborn the Bucs have that at DE. But, at DT, it is just McCoy and Miller.

    First, the Bucs need to resign DE Bennett and NT Miller.

    Then, first round, they need to draft a NT who can collapse the pocket and pressure the quarterback. That will help all of the DBs.

    First round is almost always too high for a CB. And, this year, there are a lot of serviceable CBs who should go in the second, third and fourth rounds. The Bucs have their own picks plus an extra fourth round pick.

    Between free agency and those four picks, they need an OT, 2 CBs, a FS and a TE. They should resign Barber and Clark for another years act. That would let them pick CBs in the second and third rounds, and FS and TE in the fourth.

    They have ~$20M in cap space and the owners have supposedly told them to spend it. There are some free agent OTs that are really good, and some that are worth renting for a while.

    This should plug the holes. Then, in 2014, they should draft to upgrade and fine tune rather than plug holes.

  16. Al big

    January 5, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    NO FIRST ROUND LOVE FOR KHASEEM GREENE FROM RUTGERS ??

  17. TheWolfeofPittsburgh92

    January 5, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    I really like the steelers pick. If somehow Teo fell, I’m not sure which one I would pick. Ogletree looks like he can compete with spence or the second ilb job, or worst case scenario move him to olb to take over for harrison.
    In the second round, I’d like a big #1 type receiver like hopkins or a safety like Elam or Reid who could learn for a year before taking over.
    In the 3rd, I’d like a rb like taylor or ball.

  18. Chris G

    January 5, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    If Geno goes 1st it’ll be bigger reach than Alex Smith was. Really don’t see a QB in this class being worth a top 15 pick, and don’t see the hype/need driving them into the top 5-8 picks either. Joeckel, Star, or Moore to KC at 1 is way more likely. Think Reid goes after Alex Smith or a veteran and maybe takes a flier on a 2nd or 3rd round QB… Also, think if Montgomery slips out of top 20 then Niners have to consider moving up for him to nab a replacement for Justin Smith soon. I know you prolly don’t factor in trades on this, but gotta think Niners lock Montgomery’s motor and ability to be a Justin Smith light.

  19. Daniel

    January 6, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    This draft will determine where the Rams franchise will go for the next few years. Saying all that, this is the first time in many years I can honestly say we have the pieces in place (except on the O line). Right tackle has to be top priority in the first round.

  20. Isaac

    January 6, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    Why would the packers draft a WR when they have jones, nelaon, and cobb. They don’t need a starting WR!

  21. Caio

    January 7, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    If the Chargers draft a OLB in the first round, it will be the worst pick they would’ve made in years, they have one of the best defenses in the league, and the OLB position is one of the sotrongest in the team even if Phillips and Barnes didn’t stay in San Diego, a team with Johnson and Ingram is still pretty good, they need some help in the offensive line and in the wide receiver crew, the first pick has to be Lewan, Fischer, Warmack, or Matthews, if he enters the draft

  22. Dave

    January 25, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    Pitt Linebackers old? average age 27.5 (2) starters over 30-backups saw great playing time in 2012.

    I do agree with though on the 1st round pick I think they will pick Defense Maybe Safety or Corner

    LOLB LaMarr Woodley 28 Jason Worilds 24
    LILB Larry Foote 32 Stevenson Sylvester 24
    RILB Lawrence Timmons 26 Brandon Johnson 29
    ROLB James Harrison 34 Adrian Robinson 23

    Didn’t even mention Sean Spence (22)- I/R in 2012. Heir apparent to Foote,