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2013 NFL first-round mock draft

Published: Thursday, April 25, 2013 12:14 a.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, April 25, 2013 9:03 a.m. CDT

1. Kansas City – Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M

An extra-large (6-foot-6, 310 pounds) building block for rebuilding Chiefs.

2. Jacksonville – Dion Jordan, OLB, Oregon

Elite athlete to spark defense that managed only 20 sacks last season.

3. Oakland – Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia

Leave it to the woeful Raiders to throw the draft’s first curveball.

4. Philadelphia – Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan

Considered by some analysts as the draft’s top overall player.

5. Detroit – Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma

This ex-junior college QB showed off elite athleticism at combine.

6. Cleveland –Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama

Teamed with Joe Haden, could make Browns’ secondary rock solid.

7. Arizona – Ezekial Ansah, DE, BYU

With top OTs gone, Cardinals pluck draft’s most intriguing player.

8. Buffalo – Chance Warmack, OG, Alabama

Bills plug gaping hole left by free-agent defection of Andy Levitre.

9. N.Y. Jets – Barkevious Mingo, DE, LSU

Needs more bulk, but speed off rush edge is undeniable.

10. Tennessee – Jonathan Cooper, OG, North Carolina

Zooming up draft boards after making 47 college starts.

11. San Diego – Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington

With top OTs gone, Chargers choose DB with great genes.

12. Miami – Bjoern Werner, DE, FSU

Hard-working rush end expected to be part of Dolphins’ revival.

13. N.Y. Jets – Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia

Speedy playmaker had 215 catches over the past two seasons.

14. Carolina – Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida

Powerful addition for Panthers would be a gift at No. 14.

15. New Orleans – Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah

Strong, quick tackle recently cleared after health scare.

16. St. Louis – Keenan Allen, WR, California

A nice consolation prize for team that would love Austin.

17. Pittsburgh – Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame

Soon to become Ben Roethlisberger’s BFF in passing game.

18. Dallas – Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri

Had 14 tackles and a sack against national champ Alabama.

19. N.Y. Giants – Jarvis Jones, LB, Georgia

A weapon no matter where he lines up on the field.

20. BEARS – Alec Ogletree, LB, Georgia

Solid defender could be immediate starter in Urlacher’s spot.

21. Cincinnati – Manti Te’o, LB, Notre Dame

Incredibly productive college player adds thump in Cincy.

22. St. Louis – Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee

Tantalizing talent needs to polish his skills.

23. Minnesota – Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina

Another Williams added to hefty Vikings’ front.

24. Indianapolis – D.J. Fluker, OT, Alabama

More protection for franchise QB Andrew Luck.

25. Minnesota – D.J. Hayden, CB, Houston

Aggressive cover man has rebounded from serious injury.

26. Green Bay – Kenny Vaccaro, S, Texas

More than willing to deliver big hits on WRs, RBs.

27. Houston – Arthur Brown, LB, Kansas State

Transferring back to home state revived college career.

28. Denver – Eddie Lacy, RB, Alabama

Big back Broncos wished they had in last year’s playoffs.

29. New England – Jesse Williams, DT, Alabama

Thickly-built Aussie is non-stop competitor.

30. Atlanta – Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State

Two top Falcons corners from last season are gone.

31. San Francisco – Matt Elam, S, Florida

With 12 picks in draft, Niners are best candidate to trade up.

32. Baltimore – Kevin Minter, LB, LSU

Not a flashy player, but aggression is a major plus.

Bears’ other draft predictions

Round 2: (50th overall): Larry Warford, OG, Kentucky

Round 3: No third-round pick (Brandon Marshall trade)

Round 4: (117th overall) Kenny Stills, WR, Oklahoma

Round 5: (153rd overall) Zac Dysert, QB, Miami (Ohio)

Round 6: (188th overall) J.J. Wilcox, S, Georgia Southern

Round 7: No seventh-round pick (Traded for DT Brian Price)

Barry Bottino


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