2. TRADE: Buffalo Bills (from Jacksonville Jaguars) - Geno Smith - QB - "Hallelujah!" They believe they have found their savior and will throw everything to get him. I assume it was less expensive than RGIII. (8th pick, 2nd round pick, 5th round pick, future 2014 1st rounder) Guess what? With those loaded picks, Jags trade for Alex Smith.
3. Oakland Raiders - Damontre Moore - DE/OLB - A cornerstone for a rebuilding defense.
4. Philadelphia Eagles - Luke Joeckel - OT - A No-brainer because Chip Kelly needs a good offensive line to run his offense.
5. Detroit Lions - Bjoern Werner - DE/OLB - Lions might let Cliff Avril go and cut Kyle Vanden-Bosh to make room, therefore must draft a pass rusher.
6. Cleveland Browns - Mike Glennon - QB - Lombardi is talking smokes, when he says there's no QB worthy at this spot. The new regime will clean house and put Brandon Weeden on a short leash saying it's make it or break it against the new face of the franchise. Remember no 2nd round pick means they got to pull the trigger here.
7. Arizona Cardinals - Eric Fisher - OT - Well, they finally got their left tackle to protect whoever they throw in.
8. Jacksonville Jaguars (from Buffalo Bills) - Ezekiel Ansah - DE - When they hear the word JPP-like, I doubt they'll pass.
9. New York Jets - DeMarcus Millner - CB - Rex Ryan is sad that he has to lose either Cromartie or Revis, but will be happy that he can get another top CB to replace one of them.
10. TRADE: Miami Dolphins (from Tennessee Titans) - Lane Johnson - OT - Jake Long worn out his welcome in Miami, and there's a huge cliff between the 1st round Offensive tackles and the rest. Miami says "adios" to Long and "hello" to the fast rising Lane Johnson, who is a much better fit in the zone blocking system.
11. San Diego Chargers - Jonathan Banks - CB - Chargers have nothing at CB with both of their starters leaving for free agency. Bank should be a great investment for this team because he can be thrown in the fire after playing against the elite talents of the SEC.
12. Tennessee Titans (From Miami Dolphins) - Chance Warmack - OG - If you're going to invest $50+ million on Chris Johnson, then you better get your money's worth by adding some beef to punch a hole for your star player. With Chance in, CJ1k might want his nickname back, CJ2K. Their defense is bad, but reviving their running game should help keep their defense off the field.
13. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Kenny Vaccaro - S - Yeah, the cornerbacks suck in Tampa, but Vaccaro along with Barron can give a presence to improve their secondary, as they spend more money on defense.
14. Carolina Panthers - Desmond Trufant - CB - I'm shocked, the Panthers decide to go CB, when all the draft experts expect Johnathan Hankins will land here if available. Panthers is over the cap and will have to cut the injury-prone Chris Gamble, which leaves them with no starting CBs. Trufant's stock is rising fast as he has shown he can run mano-a-mano against his competition.
15. New Orleans Saints - Johnathan Hankins - NT/DT/DE - It's a blessing in disguise that the Panthers and 13 other teams passed on Hankins. The Saints had the worst defense in terms of yardage, so changing 3-4 from 4-3 wouldn't matter unless they found key pieces. The Saints land their anchor for their 3-4 defense, which should help their NFL-worst run defense.
16. St. Louis Rams (from Washington Redskins) - Cordarrelle Patterson - WR - The first WR is off the board and he has the speed and talent to burn the NFC West. Sam Bradford should be happy that he got a speedy Chris Givens, a big Brian Quick, and now a talented WR Cordarelle Patterson to throw to.
17. Pittsburgh Steelers - Jarvis Jones - DE/OLB - Did everyone forgot about this guy or what? Steelers land a solid top 10 talent with red flags. The aging James Harrison is gone, but Jones will make his presence felt in the AFC North.
18. Dallas Cowboys - Sheldon Richardson - DT - With their defense switching to the 4-3, they need to man the trenches. Jay Ratliff is going to get cut, which leaves very little talent in the front line, so Richardson should be able to produce right away.
19. New York Giants - Dion Jordan - DE - All the 1st round tackles are gone and there will be plenty of linebackers in the second round, which means Jerry Reese gets to reload his Front 7 with another athletic pass rusher.
20. Chicago Bears - Alec Olgetree - WLB - Alec Olgetree is the first linebacker taken. The Bears decide to move on from the aging Brian Urlacher and reshuffle their LB Corps by putting Lance Briggs in the MLB spot and putting the faster Olgetree in the WLB. Both LBs should be very productive behind their strong front seven.
21. Cincinnati Bengals - Matt Elam - S - Matt Elam is coming to the AFC North. The Bengals need some talent in their back seven to help out their front seven. Elam should help bolster up their secondary.
22. St. Louis Rams - Danny Lee Jesus Fluker - A massive long-armed RT who can immediately bolster up the O-line by giving Bradford more time and blowing up holes for whoever is running the ball in St. Louis. The Rams will take notes on how Kelechi Osemele helped bolster the Ravens' O-line and should feel confident about this pick.
23. Minnesota Vikings - Keenan Allen - WR - Vikings address QB Protection last year and will now address adding weapons for Christian Ponder with Keenan Allen. Allen has the tools to be a WR1 and should produce right away, barring from injury.
24. Indianapolis Colts - Jonathan Cooper - OG/C - The Colts decide to take a different Jonathan due to the fact that Andrew Luck was sacked way too much. Cooper should improve their interior protection and give Luck less pressure.
25. Seattle Seahawks - Sharrif Floyd - DT - Seattle need to bolster their front line especially with Chris Clemons out for a while and Alan Branch and Jason Jones hitting free agency. Floyd adds another dynamic playmaker to an already stout defense.
26. Green Bay Packers - Johnathan Jenkins - NT/DT - Packers need to rebolster their defense and they can do it by adding another huge NT to protect their LBs and defend the run. Remember how Adrian Peterson will always have big days and how the 49ers just run down their throats, well the Packers will have a chance to stop that with big Jenkins.
27. Houston Texans - Kevin Minter - ILB - Minter is the 2nd LB taken because he has a great ability and awareness to locate and attack the ball carrier. With Brian Cushing out with an ACL injury, Minter should be able to step in and patrol the middle.
28. Denver Broncos - Kawaan Short - DT - Denver has a strong defense, but adding some interior pressure should help strengthen their pass defense. Short should be a wrecking to an already dangerous defense.
29. New England Patriots - DeAndre Hopkins - WR - Hopkins sneaks into the 1st round to a team that needs a better WR to stretch the field. Brandon Lloyd underperformed and Wes Welker is going into free ageny again. Patriots decide it's time to reload and bring in young talent to replace their aging WRs.
30. Atlanta Falcons - Barkevious Mingo - DE - Atlanta Falcon has no pass rusher beside the aging John Abraham. Mingo right now is only a one dimensional player who can rush the passer, but cannot hold up against the run. He will have to gain weight, but his upside is higher than his teammate Sam Montgomery.
31. San Francisco 49ers - Bennie Logan - DE/DT - 49ers will need to find a replacement for the aging Justin Smith. Logan is a freak of a nature who will light up the combine and go into the 1st round.
32. Baltimore Ravens - Manti Te'o - ILB - The question is what would Ozzie do if Manti Te'o, the most decorated defensive player in history, falls to the Ravens. People go back to the National Championship where Te'o's defense was dominated by the Alabama Defense. I believe motivation is one of the most powerful tools and Te'o is a motivated player who will work hard to prove to the other 31 teams why they shouldn't have passed over him. All I can point to is how he decided to forgo last year to make his team better and he did it. Looking at the Alabama game, I think Notre Dame lost as a team because they looked shocked when they saw Alabama was a legit NFL team. This mock can change, but I believe that if Te'o is available at the 32nd pick, Ozzie will take him.
2nd Round: Markus Wheaton - WR - Wheaton has speed to burn, however his best attribute is separation, which means he will find way to get open. He has been compared to Mike Wallace and Percy Harvin for his dynamic and explosive playmaking ability, which the Ravens can use to open up their offense.
3rd Round: Jonathan Cyprien - S - Cyprien's stock is rising up and what last year's draft shown us is that the Ravens are willing to draft small school prospects. He's built like a strong safety, yet has underrated coverage ability. I believe that Cyprien and Pollard are going to hit hard and show the opposing offense that to move the ball forward requires pain.
4th Round: Chris Faulk - OT - Chris Faulk's season was cut short by a knee injury, so he has to do a long rehab to recover. He was labeled as a possible 1st round LT talent, but his stock drop by the injury. I say the late 4th round is a good spot to pick our possible left tackle.
4th Round (Compensatory): Michael Williams - TE - Probably the best blocking tight end in the draft that helped Alabama's run offense rush through any obstacle. His receiving ability is very underrated and the Senior Bowl helped raise his stock up. With only one proven TE in Dennis Pitta, adding Michael Williams should bolster the Ravens' rushing and passing.
For the later rounds, need more information on deeper prospects.
Edited by Corvus Amplus, 02 February 2013 - 12:17 AM.