2013 NFL FREE AGENCYGains: Free Agents:
Unrestricted Free Agents:
Joe Flacco, QB; Dannell Ellerbe, ILB; Ed Reed, FS; McBean, DT.
Tendered Restricted Free Agents:
Ed Dickson, TE (2nd round tender); Ramon Harewood, OL (ROFR; 6th round tender).
Non-Tendered RFAs Re-Signed:
Morgan Cox, LS; David Reed, WR; Emmanuel Cook, S.
Dennis Pitta, TE; Arthur Jones, DT; Corey Graham, CB.
Exclusive-Rights Free Agents: Anthony Allen, RB; Damien Berry, RB; Bobby Rainey, RB; Josh Bynes, LB; Albert McClellan, LB; Bryan Hall, DT; Anthony Levine, S.
Losses: Free Agents, Retirees, & Cuts:
Unrestricted Free Agents:
Paul Kruger, DE/OLB; Cary Williams, CB; Chris Johnson, CB; Billy Bajema, TE; Ricky Brown, LB; Ma’ake Kemoeatu, NT; Sean Considine, S; James Ihedigbo, S.
Ray Lewis, ILB; Bobbie Williams, G; Matt Birk, C; Brendon Ayanbadejo, ILB, Jameel McClain ILB.
2013 NFL DRAFT
Draft Picks: #32, #62, #94, #126, #158, #190, #222Positions of Need: ILB/MLB, OLB/DE, DE/DT/NT, TE, OL, LT, WR, DB
1st Round Pick, #32:
Datone Jones, DE/DT, UCLA
Explosive off the snap, versatie linemen, very good body mechanics, great agility, excellent hand use; may need to gain weight, small for the position, could get abused by elite offensive linemen. My hardest pick this draft, but I am satisfied. His stock’s all over the place. In a deep DE class, I think he gets overlooked in early rounds and falls right into our lap. I believe he has JJ Watt-potential.
2nd Round Pick, #62:
Jordan Poyer, DB, Oregon State
Fluid hips, intelligent, soft hands, aggressive, good in zone coverage, good KR/PR, reads QB eyes well; questionable tackling in space, poor recovery speed. Transition to FS to maximize talents and develop him. Can play CB or FS.
3rd Round Pick, #94:
Kiko Alonso, ILB/MLB, Oregon
High motor, exceptional blitzer, excellent anticipation & instincts, great lateral speed, great coverage against TEs & RBs, very good awareness, versatility (played OLB, ILB, MLB); takes very poor angles, injuries (torn ACL), character issues (alcohol-related).
4th Round Pick, #126
Montori Hughes, NT, Tennessee-Martin
High motor, quick, explosive off the snap, natural NT-size, strong; takes plays off, character concerns, didn’t dominant competition when at Tennessee.
4th Round Pick, Compensatory Pick:
Menelik Watson, OT, Florida State
Quick feet, agile, explosive off the snap, strong, tremendous athleticism, excellent height (6’6”); raw, unpolished, poor hand use, & older rookie (24yrs). I think his negatives drop him and we snatch him up here. I love Faulk, but I see him going early (early- or mid-2nd round), & other prospects reached on (DJ Fluker) before him. Too much potential to pass on here.
5th Round Pick, #158:
Trevardo Williams, OLB, University of Connecticut
Good tackler, extremely quick, great timing, explosive, uses hands very well, very good footwork; lacks ideal size of DE and looks more like an OLB, limited pass rushing moves, undersized at present, not extremely aggressive. High-upside player in need of refinement. I’ve seen him listed higher in some mocks, but I think he drops here.
5th Round Pick, Compensatory:
David Quessenberry, OL, San Jose State
Versatile, good physical measurements to be able to play any OL position, agile, quick, good footwork, good speed; not exceptionally strong, average athlete, needs technique refinement.
6th Round Pick, #198:
Michael Williams, TE, Alabama:
Strong, great measurements, capable blocker, good footwork, decent hands & above-average athleticism; slow speed, technique needs work, doesn't look like a #1 TE. I think people are overrating him around here, TBH. He looked good in the SB, but his entire body of work is rather average as a receiver. He’s a blocking TE and I think teams see him that way.
6th Round Compensatory Pick:
John Boyett, S, Oregon:
Good awareness, aggressive, high motor, good at reading QBs eyes, capable at deflecting passes, good athlete, very intelligent, playmaker; injury history will drop him, small (5'11"), not the fastest, may receive penalties due to aggression.
7th Round Pick:
Braxston Cave, C, Notre Dame
I wasn't sure what would be here, but I’m going with OL. I just think this will be the best value position left. Centers usually drop further than people expect. Good feet, motor, strong, intelligent; not very athletic, a bit small for the position, struggles with speed.
Pick up some LBs as UDFA. Not sure who will be there, but I think some good ones drop, they usually do. I think there’s a legit chance AJ Klein goes undrafted, in which case I’d take him in a heartbeat.
I won't make another mock until a bit after the combine, probably before the pro days. I like to see how my predictions work out compared to combine results. The only way I would change my picks and do a mock sooner is if guys really shoot up draft boards. I'm very pleased with the players I got here.
Edited by GrimCoconut, 18 February 2013 - 04:48 PM.