Gary Gramling

2013 NFL Mock Draft

The NFL Draft starts Thursday night! You know what that means: Time for the Wiz's annual mock draft that had never, ever, ever, ever been wrong...

1Kansas City Chiefs
Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M
The Chiefs play it safe with Joeckel, the best bet to become a franchise player in this draft.
2Jacksonville Jaguars
Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan
The Jaguars might not have a franchise quarterback yet, but they will have an excellent pass-blocking line in place if they grab Fisher.
3Oakland Raiders
Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida
Oakland's defense has struggled badly in recent years, but adding a versatile defender with star potential like Floyd would be a step in the right direction.
4Philadelphia Eagles
Dion Jordan, DE/OLB, Oregon
New head coach Chip Kelly is switching the Eagles to a 3-4 defense, just like the one he ran at Oregon. That makes Jordan, a defensive star on Kelly's old team, a perfect fit.
5Detroit Lions
Ziggy Ansah, DE, BYU
The Lions need help stopping opposing passing games. With no elite defensive backs on the board, the right move would be to grab a potentially elite pass rusher in Ansah.
6Cleveland Browns
Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama
Milliner has some injury concerns and he can sometimes be too physical downfield with receivers (leading to penalties). But he's the best cover corner in the draft, and the Browns can't pass on him.
7Arizona Cardinals
Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma
Arizona's offensive line has been awful in recent years. If Johnson, a former QB, reaches his potential as a left tackle, he'll be a franchise player in the NFL.
8Buffalo Bills
Ryan Nassib, QB, Syracuse
Nassib played at Syracuse for new Bills head coach Doug Marrone. With Buffalo in need of a QB of the future, look for these two to reunite.
9New York Jets
Barkevious Mingo, DE/OLB, LSU
A pure pass rusher off the edge, Mingo could help re-awaken the Jets' dormant pass rush.
10Tennessee Titans
Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah
The Titans have had a need at defensive tackle ever since ex-All-Pro Albert Haynesworth left town. Lotulelei can be a game changer for them.
11San Diego Chargers
Jonathan Cooper, G/C, North Carolina
The Chargers need to rebuild their offensive line, and Cooper (who can play either guard spot or center) can help them accomplish that.
12Miami Dolphins
D.J. Fluker, OT, Alabama
Miami lost a star when left tackle Jake Long signed with St. Louis. Fluker isn't quite as athletic as Long, but he's a strong run blocker who could hold his own as a pass protector.
13New York Jets
Jets (from Bucs)
Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia
Mark Sanchez may end up being a good quarterback somewhere, but it's not going to be in New York. It's time for the Jets to move on with a new franchise QB.
14Carolina Panthers
Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia
Austin is the best pure playmaker among the receivers in this draft, and he and Cam Newton could do some serious damage together.
15New Orleans Saints
Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia
The Saints are switching to a 3-4 defense, and that makes a pass-rushing linebacker like Jones a perfect fit.
16St. Louis Rams
Kenny Vaccaro, S, Texas
The Rams have two first round picks, and with the first one they should fill a major need by taking the draft's best safety.
17Pittsburgh Steelers
Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina
The Steelers need to replace longtime nose tackle Casey Hampton. Williams would be a great fit on their defensive line.
18Dallas Cowboys
Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri
The Cowboys need help at defensive tackle as they switch to a 4-3 defense, and the relentless Richardson can be a disruptive force in the middle of their D.
19New York Giants
Chance Warmack, G, Alabama
The G-Men need more fresh talent on their aging offensive line, and Warmack is an elite run-blocker who should be a quality starter for years.
20Chicago Bears
Tank Carradine, DE, Florida State
The Bears are always on the lookout for pass-rushing help. Carradine is coming off a torn ACL, but if he can get back to 100% he'll be one of the best players in this draft class.
21Cincinnati Bengals
Alec Ogletree, ILB, Georgia
Ogletree is an elite talent with some off-the-field problems. But the Bengals have never hesitated to draft a risky player.
22St. Louis Rams
Rams (from Redskins)
Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee
The Rams added one new pass-catching threat with free agent tight end Jared Cook. Patterson would give them a dangerous deep threat to complement Cook.
23Minnesota Vikings
Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State
Rhodes is a big, physical cornerback who would fit right in with Minnesota's secondary.
24Indianapolis Colts
Arthur Brown, ILB, Kansas State
Brown has great instincts, speed and packs a wallop as a tackler. He could be a team leader for the Colts right off the bat.
25Minnesota Vikings
Vikings (from Seahawks)
Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State
Werner is a promising pass rusher who could learn a thing or two playing with Jared Allen.
26Green Bay Packers
Menelik Watson, OT, Florida State
A converted basketball player, Watson is a project. But he's an incredible athlete for a 300-pounder, and he could be the blind-side pass protector Green Bay needs for Aaron Rodgers.
27Houston Texans
Matt Barkley, QB, USC
Matt Schaub struggled badly in last year's playoffs, so Houston could look to Barkley to get them over the hump.
28Denver Broncos
Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame
The best pass-catching tight end in this draft, Eifert is just another weapon for Peyton Manning.
29New England Patriots
DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson
The Patriots need some help at outside receiver, and Hopkins could become the playmaker they've been looking for since Randy Moss left.
30Atlanta Falcons
Manti Te'o, ILB, Notre Dame
The Falcons have needed help at linebacker, and Te'o could be a force against opposing running games.
31San Francisco 49ers
Johnathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State
The Niners have been banged up on the defensive line. Hankins had an up-and-down career at Ohio State, but he has rare talent for a 320-pounder.
32Baltimore Ravens
Kevin Minter, LB, LSU
Minter can step right in to replace retired inside linebacker Ray Lewis.
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