2013 NFL Mock Draft 2.0 By Rant Sports: Kansas City Chiefs Take Luke Joeckel
2013 NFL Mock Draft 2.0 By Rant Sports
It’s that time of year where 2013 NFL Mock Drafts take all sorts of interesting twists over the final few weeks leading up to the big night in New York City.
This year’s draft class is different from the past considering nobody knows what to expect in the first round as there are numerous players that seem capable of being selected No. 1 overall by the Kansas City Chiefs. From Luke Joeckel to Geno Smith, there’s no telling what to expect from this year’s draft class as no single player seems to be a lock for the top pick like previous years.
Either way, there’s still plenty of talent from this year’s class and it will be interesting to see how things turn out in a few weeks from now. What’s even more interesting is how there are no running backs that seem worthy of being selected in the first round—which is rare when compared to other years.
Teams will certainly keep themselves busy over the final few weeks as they scramble around to plan last-second visits with players they’re interested in possibly selecting in this year’s draft. Fans should be excited for what the first round has in store for their beloved teams and it will be even more interesting to see what type of impact some of these rookies have during the 2013 season.
Let’s not waste anymore time and get things rolling—here’s a look at our second edition of the 2013 NFL Mock Draft brought to you by the folks at Rant Sports.
1. Kansas City Chiefs: Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M
They acquired Alex Smith--so it's important to protect their new quarterback.
2. Jacksonville Jaguars: Dion Jordan, DE, Oregon
This team has numerous areas in need of improvement, but defense is the way to go with this pick.
3. Oakland Raiders: Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida
There's no need to select a quarterback after acquiring Matt Flynn--so defense should be the main focus at No. 3.
4. Philadelphia Eagles: Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan
When looking how horrendous the offensive line was last year, it's clear this needs to be the team's main focus in the first round.
5. Detroit Lions: Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama
This team already has one of the most high-powered offenses in the league and Milliner would make a great addition to the defense.
6. Cleveland Browns: Ezekiel Ansah, DE, BYU
If this team has any chance of competing in the AFC North, the defense will have to come through.
7. Arizona Cardinals: Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia
Even if they did acquire Carson Palmer, this team still need a quarterback for the future.
8. Buffalo Bills: Matt Barkley, QB, USC
Kevin Kolb is clearly not the long-term answer and Barkley was considered one of the top picks last season.
9. New York Jets: Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia
Defense will be key if this team has any chance of competing in the AFC East next season.
10. Tennessee Titans: Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma
By drafting one of the top offensive tackles in this year's class, Chris Johnson will have better protection than last season.
11. San Diego Chargers: Jonathan Cooper, G, North Carolina
Protecting Philip Rivers with one of the top guards from this year's draft class will be key heading into next season.
12. Miami Dolphins: DJ Fluker, OT, Alabama
This team has kept themselves busy this offseason and after spending a first-round pick on Ryan Tannehill last year--protecting him should be their focus in the first round in 2013.
13. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State
The passing defense was horrendous last season and Rhodes is considered one of the top cornerbacks in this year's draft.
14. Carolina Panthers: Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri
Clearly, defense is one of the team's top needs heading into the draft and Richardson is one of those under-the-radar picks to keep an eye on.
15. New Orleans Saints: Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah
This defense ranked near the bottom of the NFL last season and Lotulelei could emerge into one of the next big defensive stars.
16. St. Louis Rams: Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia
17. Pittsburgh Steelers: Keenan Allen, WR, California
After losing Mike Wallace, this team is in need of another wide receiver.
18. Dallas Cowboys: Chance Warmack, OG, Alabama
They signed Tony Romo to a hefty deal--now it's time to make sure he's well protected during the season.
19. New York Giants: Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State
After the way things turned out last season, it's clear this team needs to focus on defense in the first round of this year's draft.
20. Chicago Bears: Alec Ogletree, LB, Georgia
There's a big hole to fill at linebacker and Ogletree may be the answer for the 2013 season.
21. Cincinnati Bengals: Menelik Watson, OT, Florida State
With all of the uncertainty surrounding Andre Smith, offensive tackle may become this team's focus in the first round.
22. St. Louis Rams: Kenny Vaccaro, FS, Texas
After focusing on wide receiver with their first pick, this team needs to focus on defense with their second pick.
23. Minnesota Vikings: Datone Jones, DE, UCLA
24. Indianapolis Colts: Johnathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State
After parting ways with Dwight Freeney, a player like Hankins could be a solid pick for the first round.
25. Minnesota Vikings: Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee
They traded Percy Harvin and now they need to fill that gap with a talented wide receiver like Hunter.
26. Green Bay Packers: Jesse Williams, DT, Alabama
This team already has one of the most high-powered offenses in the league and a player like Williams would be a great addition to the defense.
27. Houston Texans: Cordarelle Patterson WR Tennessee
It's clear this team needs a reliable No. 2 wieout and Patterson may be that guy.
28. Denver Broncos: Kawann Short, DT, Purdue
After finishing with the No. 1 seed in the AFC during the regular season, the Broncos could bounce back even stronger in 2013 with the right moves in the draft.
29. New England Patriots: Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington
The defense was inconsistent last year and Trufant may be one of the top cornerbacks in this year's class.
30. Atlanta Falcons: Matt Elam, S, Florida
The offense has the potential to be one of the best next season, but the defense still has a few areas in need of work.
31. San Francisco 49ers: Eric Reid, FS, LSU
32. Baltimore Ravens: Tank Carradine, DE, Florida State
When looking at all the defensive players they've lost this offseason, it's clear Carradine makes sense with the final pick in the first round.