KZ’s final 2013 Mock Draft

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The final mock draft of 2013 is here. There is still some speculation about what Jacksonville may do with the second overall pick (could be an offensive tackle, quarterback or defensive end) and also what Kansas City will do with the No. 1 pick, but it will be Luke Joeckel or Eric Fisher.

I expect the top three offensive tackles to go within the first four picks. The Ravens are rumored to want Lane Johnson, an offensive tackle from Oklahoma, but that could cost them their first-, second-, fourth- and fifth-round picks this year, plus a first-rounder in 2014, to get that high. I have included my first-round predictions below, including some projected trades (team names in bold).

What do I know? Well, The Huddle Report, which actually grades these things, has me in the top 10 during the past five years. That and a nickel would get me five cents. Anyway, I love doing these and hope you enjoy.

I have come full circle on the Ravens’ first-round pick. I have Arthur Brown as a top 15 guy in this draft. Unless teams are keeping quiet about an injury or off-field issue I have not heard about, I find it crazy that many do not have him as a first-round selection. He is the best linebacker in the draft this year. Ravens fans should hope he is there to take at No. 32. I have not seen one expert or media person even speak of him to Baltimore, so I guess I am in my boat alone.

1. Kansas City Chiefs (2-14) — Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan
2. Jacksonville Jaguars (2-14) — Dion Jordan, DE, Oregon
3. Arizona Cardinals (from Oakland TRADE) (5-11) — Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M
4. Philadelphia Eagles (4-12) — Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma
5. Detroit Lions (4-12) — Ezekiel Ansah, DE, BYU
6. Cleveland Browns (5-11) — Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama
7. Oakland Raiders (from Arizona TRADE) — Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida
8. Dallas Cowboys (from Buffalo TRADE) — Chance Warmack, G, Alabama 

9. New York Jets (6-10) — Barkevious Mingo, OLB/DE, Louisiana State
10. Tennessee Titans (6-10) — Jonathan Cooper, OG, North Carolina
11. San Diego Chargers (7-9) — D.J. Fluker, OT, Alabama
12. Miami Dolphins (7-9) — Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame
13. New York Jets (from Tampa Bay) (6-10) — Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia
14. Carolina Panthers (7-9) — Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri
15. New Orleans Saints (7-9) — Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah
16. St. Louis Rams (7-8-1) — Kenny Vaccaro, S, Texas
17. Pittsburgh Steelers (8-8) — Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia
18. Buffalo Bills (from Dallas TRADE) — Ryan Nassib, QB, Syracuse 
19. New York Giants (9-7) — Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State
20. Chicago Bears (10-6) — Alec Ogletree, OLB, Georgia
21. Cincinnati Bengals (10-6) — Jonathan Cyprien, S, Florida International
22. St. Louis Rams (from Washington) (10-6) — DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson
23. San Francisco 49ers (from Minnesota TRADE) (11-4-1) — Datone Jones, DE, UCLA 
24. Indianapolis Colts (11-5) — Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State
25. Minnesota Vikings (from Seattle) (10-6) — Manti Te’o, LB, Notre Dame
26. Jacksonville Jaguars (from Green Bay TRADE) — Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia 
27. Houston Texans (12-4) — Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee
28. Denver Broncos (13-3) — Cornellius “Tank” Carradine, DE, Florida State
29. New England Patriots (12-4) — Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee
30. Atlanta Falcons (13-3) — Jamar Taylor, CB, Boise State
31. Minnesota Vikings (from San Francisco TRADE) — Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina 
32. Baltimore Ravens — Arthur Brown, LB, Kansas State

Other Possible First-round Draft Picks

Keenan Allen, WR, California
Johnthan Banks, CB, Mississippi State
Eddie Lacy, RB, Alabama
D.J. Hayden, CB, Houston
Robert Woods, WR, Southern California
Eric Reid, FS, Louisiana State
Zach Ertz, TE, Stanford
Menelik Watson, OT/G, Florida State
Jamie Collins, OLB, Southern Mississippi
Kyle Long, OT/G, Oregon
Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington
Matt Barkley, QB, USC
Da’Rick Rogers, WR, Tennessee Tech
Johnathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State
E.J. Manuel, QB, Florida State

Here is a seven-round mock draft for the Ravens. I doubt they make all these picks, but at least you will have some names to remember during each round.

Round One, Pick No. 32
Pick: Arthur Brown, LB, Kansas State
Could Be: Kevin Minter, ILB, Louisiana State
May Be: Keenan Allen, WR, California

Round Two, Pick No. 30 
Pick: D.J. Swearinger, S, South Carolina
Could Be: Kiko Alonso, LB, Oregon
May Be: Reid Fragel, OT, Ohio State

Round Three, Pick No. 32
Pick: Aaron Dobson, WR, Marshall
Could Be: Cornelius Washington, DE/OLB, Georgia
May Be: Jon Bostic, ILB, Florida

Round Four, Pick No. 32
Pick: Jordan Mills, OT, Louisiana Tech
Could Be: Sanders Commings, CB, Georgia
May Be: Quanterus Smith, DE, Western Kentucky

Round Four, Pick No. 33 (compensatory)
Pick: Keith Pough, LB, Howard
Could Be: Steve Beauharnais, LB, Rutgers
May Be: Chris Faulk, OT, Louisiana State

Round Five, Pick No. 32
Pick: T.J. McDonald, S, Southern California
Could Be: Ace Sanders, WR, South Carolina
May Be: Josh Boyce, WR, Texas Christian

Round Five, Pick No. 35 (compensatory)
Pick: Kyle Juszczyk, FB, Harvard
Could Be: Duke Williams, S, Nevada
May Be: Marquess Wilson, WR, Washington State

Round Six, Pick No. 31 (from Anquan Boldin trade)
Pick: Jake Knott, ILB, Iowa State
Could Be: Vince Williams, ILB, Florida State
May Be: Luke Marquardt, OT, Azusa Pacific

Round Six, Pick No. 32
Pick: Vernon Kearney, CB, Lane
Could Be: Rontez Miles, S, California (Pa.)
May Be: Sean Renfree, Duke, QB

Round Six, Pick No. 35 (compensatory)
Pick: Braden Brown, OT/G, BYU
Could Be: Marcus Davis, WR, VT
May Be: Manase Foketi, OT/G, West Texas A&M

Round Seven, Pick No. 32
Pick: Courtney Gardner, WR, Sierra College
Could Be: Cooper Taylor, S, Richmond
May Be: Quinton Dial, DT, Alabama

Round Seven, Pick No. 41 (compensatory)
Pick: Luke Wilson, TE, Rice
Could Be: Jasper Collins, WR, Mount Union
May Be: Justice Cunningham, TE, South Carolina

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