Reverend Ralph's 2013 NFL Mock Draft Version 1.0
-By 'The Reverend' Ralph Mancini For more NFL updates be sure to check out our G+ Community: "Road To The NFL Draft."
1. KANSAS CITY: OT LUKE JOECKEL (TEXAS A&M)-Alex Smith will be resting easy behind the best pass blocker in the draft. 2. JACKSONVILLE: CB DEE MILLNER (ALABAMA)-The Jags can’t possibly go into the season with Alan Ball as one of their starting CBs…can they? 3. OAKLAND: DT SHARIFF FLOYD (FLORIDA)-The Silver and Black haven’t been able to stop the run since Howie Long hung up his cleats…or so it seems. 4. PHILADELPHIA: OT ERIC FISHER (CENTRAL MICHIGAN)-Chip Kelly wants to see his offense light up defenses from the word “go” and it all starts with the horses upfront. Jason Peters’ injury is obviously a concern. 5. DETROIT: OT LANE JOHNSON (OKLAHOMA)-While many have the Silver and Blue investing in a defensive end, they did lose both starting tackles in the offseason. 6. CLEVELAND: OT/OG CHANCE WARMACK (CLEVELAND)-If the Brownies are serious about pounding the rock with Trent Richardson, then they must upgrade at right guard, where Shawn Lauvao has struggled. 7. ARIZONA: OG JONATHAN COOPER (NORTH CAROLINA)-While tackle is a glaring need, the Cards can use help at every position along the line. Cooper has drawn comparisons to David DeCastro. 8. BUFFALO: QB GENO SMITH (WEST VIRGINIA)-Last time we watched Geno, the cold winds left him in a stupor. But Doug Marrone sees great potential in the former Mountaineer. 9. NEW YORK JETS: OT TERRON ARMSTEAD (ARKANSAS PINE-BLUFF)-The Jets go against the grain by killing two birds with one stone. They solidify the right tackle position with a nimble pass protector and kick Austin Howard inside. 10. TENNESSEE: DT SHELDON RICHARDSON (MISSOURI)-GM Ruston Webster beefs up the pass rush with a stack-and-shed specialist with double-digit sack upside. 11. SAN DIEGO: OT/OG JUSTIN PUGH (SYRACUSE)-The Bolts were never able to replace interior lineman Kris Dielman. The quick and agile Pugh is a blocker who can get to the second level. 12. MIAMI: DE BJOERN WERNER (FLORIDA STATE)-The Phish strike gold, as the disruptive German unexpectedly falls to them. 13. TAMPA BAY: CB XAVIER RHODES (FLORIDA STATE): Revis or no Revis, the Bucs have their sights set on the imposing press corner with the size and fluidity to dance with the big boys. 14. CAROLINA: DT STAR LOTULELEI (UTAH)-The athletic wide-body gives Ron Rivera a true playmaker inside with the power to shove centers deep into the backfield. 15. NEW ORLEANS: OLB DAMONTRE MOORE (TEXAS A&M)-The transition to the 3-4 leads the Saints to select the long-armed pass rusher, who racked up 85 tackles along with recording 12.5 sacks in 2012. 16. ST. LOUIS: S KENNY VACCARO (TEXAS)-Les Snead and Jeff Fisher break Jerry’s heart by placing their chips on the finest cover safety in the nation. 17. PITTSBURGH: WR CORDARRELLE PATTERSON (TENNESSEE)-The Steelers really need an outside linebacker. But they also need to replace Mike Wallace and can’t pass up the one-man show that is Patterson. 18. DALLAS: DE EZEKIAL “ZIGGY” ANSAH (BYU)-Instead of reaching for the next best safety, Jerry rolls the dice on potential greatness. 19. NEW YORK GIANTS: DE SAM MONTGOMERY (LSU)-Jerry Reese goes back to the well again by taking a defensive end with bull-rush skills and closing speed.20. CHICAGO: TAVON AUSTIN (WEST VIRGINIA)-What better way to complement the towering Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jefferey than with a versatile dynamo, who is just as fast laterally as he is in a straight line? 21. CINCINNATI: OLB ALEC OGLETREE (GEORGIA)-The Bengals are no strangers to guys with questionable character. In fact, the converted safety should fit right in with the likes of Rey Maualuga and Vontaze Burfict. 22. ST. LOUIS: RB EDDIE LACY (ALABAMA)-Fisher like them big and at 231 pounds, Lacy gives his new coach a more agile and compact version of Eddie George. 23. MINNESOTA: WR DEANDRE HOPKINS (CLEMSON)-Greg Jennings is a stud, but he the guy needs help and Jerome Simpson isn’t Jordy Nelson. 24. INDIANAPOLIS: OLB DION JORDAN (OREGON)-Colts fans party in the streets, as they secure themselves a developmental pass rusher with length and quickness, but lacks upper-body strength. 25. MINNESOTA: DT JONATHAN HANKINS (OHIO STATE)-Kevin Williams isn’t getting any younger and guys like Christian Ballard and Fred Evans are career backups. 26. GREEN BAY: DT KAWANN SHORT (PURDUE)-Jerel Worthy’s knee injury and lack of production create a need for a penetrating lineman in the mold of Cullen Jenkins. 27. HOUSTON: WR JUSTIN HUNTER (TENNESSEE): Andre “The Giant” finally gets a tag-team partner with speed, height and length. 28. DENVER: DE ALEX OKAFOR (TEXAS): John Elway will surely add one or two veterans to replace Elvis Dumervil, but the NFL legend will also find room for Okafor’s length, strength and instincts. 29. NEW ENGLAND: CB DESMOND TRUFANT (WASHINGTON)-Bill won’t like his trash talking, but he will certainly value his versatility and pro-ready game. 30. ATLANTA: TE TYLER EIFERT (NOTRE DAME)-Life after Gonzo begins right here. 31. SAN FRANCISCO: OLB BARKEVIOUS “KIKI” MINGO (LSU)-The overhyped and overrated Mingo falls into the lap of the 49ers, who will bring him along slowly and teach him how to play. 32. BALTIMORE: S MATT ELAM (FLORIDA)-The former Gator brings attitude, instincts and toughness all in one package. -- Follow @ReverendRalph for additional views and insight on the world of football.