2013 NFL Mock Draft Part Two

Updated: 22 April 2013 (FINAL)
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Cowboys 18. DT Sheldon Richardson, Missouri (JR) Should be able to anchor the defensive line of the Cowboys for years.
The Cowboys desperately needed an offensive guard and safety, but the players they had their eyes on were already gone: OG Chance Warmack, OG Jonathan Cooper and S Kenny Viccaro. Richardson came on strong towards the end of the year. Very powerful and quick at 6' 4" 295 lbs. Will they reach for Oregon OL Kyle Long here? Maybe, he is the big name type player that Jerry Jones likes.
Giants 19. LB Alec Ogletree, Georgia (JR) A solid linebacker (6' 3" 241 lbs), very safe pick here.
Missed four games in 2012, but came on late in the season. In the SEC Championship against Alabama he was one of the best players on the field.
Bears 20. ILB Manti Te'o, Notre Dame Te'o has excellent size (6' 1" 245 lbs) and instincts. Had an amazing 7 INTs last season.
Forget the Alabama game, poor combine performance and the fact that he got Cat-fished. He has been incredibly productive for the last two years. Remember he almost won the Heisman Trophy.
Bengals 21. S Jonathan Cyprien, Florida International Cyprien (6' 0" 217 lbs) has the talent to become a pro-bowl safety.
First Team all Sun Belt last year where Cyprien recorded 93 tackles, four interceptions, five pass break ups and 3.5 stops for loss. Reggie Nelson is the only quality safety the Bengals have on the team.
Rams 22. RB Eddie Lacey, Alabama From Redskins: A big (5' 11" 230 lbs) bruising, downhill runner.
Came on late in 2012. Recorded 181 yards and 2 TDs in the SEC Championship game and was named game MVP. Then in the BCS Championship game against Notre Dame he ran for another 140 yards and two more TDs. With the loss of Stephen Jackson this pick makes a lot of sense.
Vikings 23. WR Cordarrelle Patterson (JR) The Vikings desperately need a receiver after losing Percy Harvin.
Very nice size (6' 2" 215 lbs) and speed. Just one year against top competition as he was a junior college transfer. Raw but very talented, the Vikings need to be patient with him because he will probably need a year to develop at the NFL level. He ran a 4.42 forty at the combine.
Colts 24. CB Desmond Trufant, Washington This kid is a tall, fast, confident ball hawk.
Trufant might be able to step in and start early. Nice size (6' 0" 190 lbs) and ran a 4.38 forty at the combine. Corner is not their biggest need, but if Trufant falls this far he will get scooped up in a hurry.
Vikings 25. DT Sylvestor Williams, North Carolina From Seattle: What a steal here, Williams is a huge (6' 3" 314 lbs) athletic tackle.
DT Kevin Williams is the only star on the Vikings defensive line and he is entering his eleventh season. He dominated the competition in the practices leading up the the Senior Bowl. He is a little bit of a risk though, he was a junior college transfer that has been in and out of trouble and has weighed as much as 370 pounds.
Packers 26. S Matt Elam, Florida (JR) Great instincts and always around the ball.
A need pick as the Packers and Charles Woodson parted ways. Elam (5' 10" 208 lbs) has long arms and great ball skills. Ran an impressive 4.43 second forty at the NFL Combine.
Texans 27. WR Justin Hunter, Tennessee (JR) WR Andre Johnson is about all the Texans have at receiver.
At 6' 4" 198 pounds he is a little thin, but he has amazing speed and leaping ability. He tore his ACL as a freshman and it took him a little while to recover. If he wouldn't have gotten injured he might have emerged as a top 10 pick in this 2013 NFL Draft.
Broncos 28. CB Xavier Rhodes, FSU (JR) A talented cornerback. The Broncos had trouble stopping the pass last year.
Very nice size for a cornerback (6' 2" 209 lbs). Champ Bailey will turn 35 this June.
Patriots 29. WR Robert Woods, USC (JR) Losing WR Wes Welker makes this a need pick.
A very accomplished, experienced receiver. Not blazing speed, but great hands and a smart, hard working blue collar type of receiver. This past year at USC he recorded 86 catches for 846 yards and and 11 TDs.
Falcons 30. OG Kyle Long, Oregon Son of NFL Hall of Fame DE Howie Long and brother of current Ram DE Chris Long.
A very athletic offensive lineman. Can play guard or right tackle. A little raw as he transferred from a Junior College, but he's got great feet, plays with a chip on his shoulder and has a strong initial punch. Long might eventually move to left tackle if he develops. He could even go to the Cowboys at #18 or the Colts at #24.
49ers 31. TE Zach Ertz, Stanford (JR) A complete Tight End with size (6' 5" 252 lbs) blocking ability and great hands.
Ertz was a unanimous first team All-American Tight End in 2012 and lead the nation with 69 catches for 898 yards and six TDs. Vernon Davis is the only quality tight end on the 49er roster as they lost Delanie Walker in free agency.
Ravens 32. LB Kevin Minter, LSU (JR) A nice replacement for retired Ray Lewis.
The Ravens get a solid young player here. At 6' 0" 246 pounds he fits the mold as the Ravens like big linebackers. Minter was a first team All-SEC and an All-American where he started all 13 games at middle linebacker and recorded 130 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, 4 sacks, 5 pass break ups, one interception and one forced fumble.

 

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