2013 Mock Draft (cont.)
17. Denver Broncos -- Alex Okafor, DE, Texas
The Broncos will jump on the tall, athletic defender. Okafor's linemate Jackson Jeffcoat will also get a lot of attention, but he's just a junior, and Mack Brown finds a way to get his players to stay through their senior year.
18. Cincinnati Bengals -- Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee
The Vols receiver tore his ACL in the third game of last season, but is expected to make a full return this season. He averaged over 15 yards per catch in the two games he did play and reminds some people of Randy Moss.
19. Arizona Cardinals -- Brandon Jenkins, OLB, Florida State
Jenkins fits the mold of slightly undersized but very athletic 3-4 pass rushers who move up on draft day, like No. 15 overall pick Bruce Irvin out of West Virginia.
20. NY Giants -- Ricky Wagner, OT, Wisconsin
The Giants go best player available and continue to rework their line with the next breakout offensive line star from Wisconsin.
21. NY Jets -- Johnathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State
The Jets have done a lot of work bolstering their defensive line. They know Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is bothered by pressure up the middle and may try to get a potential star at nose tackle.
22. Atlanta Falcons -- William Gholston, DE, Michigan State
Teams may have character concerns about Gholston, but they won't doubt his athleticism. At 6-7, 280 pounds, Gholston wanted to play linebacker at Michigan State and probably had the skills to do it. Gholston was suspended last season for unsportsmanlike conduct in a win over Michigan. That anger can work if Gholston channels it toward quarterbacks.
23. Kansas City Chiefs -- Landry Jones, QB, Oklahoma
Jones struggled at the end of last season and probably hurt his chances of being a top pick in this year's draft. If he can return to his 2010 form, however, he has the size to get back in the good graces of NFL teams, who are always eager to take a chance on tall gunslingers.The Chiefs could also look at Virginia Tech quarterback Logan Thomas, who often gets compared to Cam Newton as a potential breakout star.
24. New Orleans Saints -- Barkevious Mingo, DE/OLB, LSU
Mingo had eight sacks and 13.5 tackles for loss last season, and the Saints will find a way to fit him into their scheme as they rebuild that defense.
25. Baltimore Ravens -- Ray-Ray Armstrong, S, Miami
The 6-4, 215-pound Miami safety served an NCAA suspension for taking benefits from booster Nevin Shapiro, but enough time will have passed for NFL teams to overlook that part of his past. Perhaps the Ravens' famous Miami alums can help management see Armstrong's value.
26. San Francisco 49ers -- D.J. Fluker, OT, Alabama
The 6-6, 335-pound right tackle already projects as a fantastic run-blocker. Now he has to prove he can be an effective all-around tackle. If he does, he could shoot up much higher.
27. Houston Texans -- Terrence Williams, WR, Baylor
A taller version of Kendall Wright. He won't have Robert Griffin III throwing him the ball, but Baylor will still move the chains in the defensively challenged Big 12.
28. Chicago Bears -- Cyril Richardson, OT, Baylor
Baylor has produced two first-rounders on the offensive line over the last three years -- Jason Smith and Danny Watkins -- and Richardson could be better than both of them.
29. New England Patriots -- Star Lotulelei, NT, Utah
Vince Wilfork will turn 31 this season and he's already playing more defensive end and defensive tackle. The Patriots will get tougher against the run with the productive Lotulelei.
30. Philadelphia Eagles -- Eric Reid, S, LSU
The Eagles have been searching for an answer at safety since Brian Dawkins left. Reid has had some big plays at LSU, including a game-saving interception in the Tigers' regular-season win over Alabama.
31. Pittsburgh Steelers -- John Jenkins, DT, Georgia
Scouts can't help but notice the massive Jenkins when they check out Jarvis Jones. The Steelers did draft Washington nose tackle Alameda Ta'amu in the fourth round of this year's draft, but there's no guarantee they've found Casey Hampton's successor yet.
32. Green Bay Packers -- Sean Porter, OLB, Texas A&M
Porter had 17 tackles for a loss and 9 ½ sacks, and broke up four passes last season. He's 6-2, 235 pounds and would fit in well in the Packers' scheme. Porter will blow up at the Combine thanks to his physical prowess.
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