Posted: Wed April 24, 2013 11:57AM; Updated: Thu April 25, 2013 11:47AM
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My 2013 Mock Draft

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Some mocks have Eric Fisher overtaking him, but Luke Joeckel will be the No. 1 pick according to Peter King.
Some mocks have Eric Fisher overtaking him, but Luke Joeckel will be the No. 1 pick according to Peter King.
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I say it every year, but this time I really mean it: There'll be a mad dash to trade down from the top. There's no Andrew Luck superstar to froth over, but there's good depth from 10 to 50. Here's how Round 1 will play out.

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1
Luke Joeckel
OT Texas A&M
Jr.6-6306
 
 
The top-caliber modern-day tackle. Blocked for a pocket QB (Ryan Tannehill) in '11 and a mobile one (Johnny Manziel) in '12.
 
2
Ziggy Ansah
DE BYU
Sr.6-5271
 
 
The Jags want to move down. If they stick where they are, new coach Gus Bradley goes for a D presence who he hopes has instant pass-rush impact.
 
3
Sharrif Floyd
DT Florida
Jr.6-3297
 
 
With possibly nine new starters on D, the Raiders need everything. Floyd replaces a free agent they hated to lose: DT Desmond Bryant.
 
4
Dion Jordan
DE/OLB Oregon
Sr.6-6248
 
 
Chip Kelly bypasses the strong tackle market and a need at CB to pick an old friend from Oregon. He'll fill those other spots later.
 
5
Dee Milliner
CB Alabama
Jr.6-0201
 
 
The worst cover team in the league over the last four years ought to have its head examined if it picks anything but a CB or OT.
 
6
Eric Fisher
OT Central Michigan
Sr.6-7306
 
 
Acquired from Browns. It costs new GM Tom Telesco a Round 2 pick to move from 11th to sixth overall, but their LT of the future is worth a first- and second-rounder.
 
7
Lane Johnson
OT Oklahoma
Jr.6-6303
 
 
There is only one very obvious thing in this draft: If one of the three very good tackles is there for Arizona to take, he'll be a Cardinal.
 
8
Chance Warmack
OG Alabama
Sr.6-2317
 
 
The Bills figure they can get their preferred QB in the second round, and they're right. Warmack will be the long-term heir to Andy Levitre.
 
9
Barkevious Mingo
DE/OLB LSU
Sr.6-4241
 
 
The Rex Ryan Watch is on, but he gets one last wish: a versatile, physical rusher, and the Mr. Outside to Muhammad Wilkerson's Mr. Inside.
 
10
Jonathan Cooper
OG North Carolina
Sr.6-2311
 
 
No question that guard-turned-coach Mike Munchak runs the show in Tennessee after the signing of free agent Andy Levitre and this pick.
 
11
Geno Smith
QB West Virginia
Sr.6-2218
 
 
Acquired from Chargers. Don't let the smokescreen acquisition of Jason Campbell, a backup, fool you: the Browns want a QB in this draft, and they get one.
 
12
D.J. Fluker
OT Alabama
Sr.6-5339
 
 
Out goes Jake Long; in comes a guy developed by old pal Nick Saban at a position of need. He could be the opening-day RT.
 
13
Tavon Austin
WR West Virginia
Sr.5-9174
 
 
Acquired from Buccaneers. The Jets are desperate for playmakers on offense, and Austin might be the best one in the draft.
 
14
Sheldon Richardson
DT Missouri
Jr.6-2294
 
 
Anyone who has 14 tackles and a sack against 'Bama's offensive line, which Richardson did last October, can play for me.
 
15
Sylvester Williams
DT North Carolina
Sr.6-3313
 
 
I thought it'd be a pass rusher here, and it's very possible that's how the Saints go with their lone top 70 pick. But a versatile defensive tackle's smart too.
 
16
Kenny Vaccaro
S Texas
Sr.6-0214
 
 
With Rodney McLeod and Darian Stewart projected as starters at safety, it's time to prioritize the position -- which the Rams will do here.
 
17
Jarvis Jones
OLB Georgia
Jr.6-2245
 
 
Great college productivity, but he's sliding. Teams think he'll struggle to pick up difficult schemes. The Steelers will take that chance.
 
18
Johnathan Cyprien
S Florida International
Sr.6-0217
 
 
Dallas has a need at safety, and Cyprien -- a climber over the past month -- is the enforcer type the Cowboys' secondary has lacked.
 
19
Bjoern Werner
DE Florida State
Jr.6-3266
 
 
This just in: The Giants like to take first-round pass rushers. Productive ones. Werner qualifies: 49 tackles behind the line over the last two years.
 
20
Tyler Eifert
TE Notre Dame
Sr.6-5250
 
 
Chicago would rather have a top tackle, but the good ones will be long gone. Instead, Eifert could be Jay Cutler's Day One security blanket.
 
21
Eddie Lacy
RB Alabama
Jr.5-11231
 
 
NFL sign of the times: No RBs in the top 20 of the draft. There's a legit chance none go in the first round, but the Bengals love this guy.
 
22
DeAndre Hopkins
WR Clemson
Jr.6-1214
 
 
The Rams want to deal out of this because they think they can get WR value in the second or third round. So this spot could move on the fly.
 
23
Manti Te'o
LB Notre Dame
Sr.6-1241
 
 
The Vikes have had good luck with Domers -- they have five on the roster -- and GM Rick Spielman thinks the hoax story is overblown.
 
24
Xavier Rhodes
CB Florida State
Jr.6-2210
 
 
GM Ryan Grigson's hot streak continues as he gets the No. 2 CB in the draft all the way down at 24. Rhodes is big and confident.
 
25
Justin Hunter
WR Tennessee
Jr.6-4196
 
 
They could take Cordarrelle Patterson, who reminds some of troubled Randy Moss, but they opt for the safer, bigger (6-foot-4) Vols receiver.
 
26
Star Lotulelei
DT Utah
Sr.6-3320
 
 
A classic example of Packers GM Ted Thompson's taking the best player on the board. Patience is a virtue this year. And Star will be a star.
 
27
Keenan Allen
WR California
Jr.6-2206
 
 
Cal's all-time leading pass catcher is a smart play here. Allen, who's 6-2 and physical, will be a great bookend to Andre Johnson.
 
28
Datone Jones
DE UCLA
Sr.6-3283
 
 
Though not a classic pass rusher, the three-year college starter fits the bill of developmental outside rush man to replace Elvis Dumervil.
 
29
Terrance Williams
WR Baylor
Sr.6-2208
 
 
Not widely beloved, but a tall (6-2), physical receiver with 51 games of experience and the ability to beat corners. The Pats don't have that.
 
30
Desmond Trufant
CB Washington
Sr.5-11190
 
 
There aren't many four-year starters in college these days, but Trufant is one -- against big-time West Coast attacks. Atlanta needs a starting corner.
 
31
Cordarrelle Patterson
WR Tennessee
Jr.6-2216
 
 
A juco convert, he had only one year in D-I, and he comes with discipline concerns. This is a reach, but Jim Harbaugh's 49ers don't fear different kids.
 
32
Arthur Brown
LB Kansas State
Sr.6-0241
 
 
"Hell of a football player and leader," said one opposing scout of the two-year K-State captain after he transferred from Miami.
 
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