|2013 NFL Mock Draft (Round 2): Kevin Hanson|
|Updated: Thursday, April 25, 2013 (12:00 AM ET)|
*** Projected Trade: Jaguars send their second-round pick (33rd overall) and fifth-round pick (135th overall) in this year's draft plus their sixth-round pick in 2014. ***|
33. New England Patriots (draft history) - Datone Jones, DE, UCLA
This will be a high-demand pick as plenty of teams would love to have the first pick of Day 2. It wouldn't surprise me if the Patriots trade down and parlay this pick into additional picks as well.
If they keep it, I can see them taking Jones, who was a first-rounder in my previous update.
With a strong showing at the Senior Bowl and the Combine, Jones will likely go in the first round in the 2013 NFL Draft. Jones was second on the team in sacks (6.5) and tackles for loss (19.0). In fact, he was tied for 12th in the country in TFL.
34. (Via KC) San Francisco 49ers (draft history) - Zach Ertz, TE, Stanford
Adding a talented pass-catcher at tight end like Ertz would make sense for the 49ers, who lost Delanie Walker in free agency. Having already played for coach Jim Harbaugh, Ertz led Stanford in receiving with 69 receptions for 898 yards and six touchdowns last season.
35. Philadelphia Eagles (draft history) - E.J. Manuel, QB, Florida State
Not only is Michael Vick under contract for only one more season, current backup Nick Foles does not fit Chip Kelly's offense. In other words, there is a need for a long-term solution. Having passed on Geno Smith in Round 1, the Eagles get a dual-threat quarterback that run Kelly's offense.
The No. 2 quarterback on Mike Mayock's draft board, Manuel has the arm strength and mobility that makes him a really intriguing prospect even if he may lack consistency.
36. Detroit Lions (draft history) - Tank Carradine, DE, Florida State
Last year, the Lions designated Cliff Avril with the franchise tag and he ended up signing with the Seahawks this offseason. In addition, they had released Kyle Vanden Bosch earlier this offseason.
A former exchange student from Germany that played only two years of high school football in the U.S., Werner has a non-stop motor with excellent strength and good quickness. Werner was tied with several players for third in the country in sacks (13.0) and he had 18.0 tackles for loss.
37. (Via OAK) Cincinnati Bengals (draft history) - Arthur Brown, OLB, Kansas State
Brown's brother, Bryce, plays running back for the Philadelphia Eagles and both of the Brown brothers were stud five-star recruits out of high school. Both are extremely athletic.
Unlike Bryce, however, Arthur, the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year, has had a productive collegiate career with 100-plus tackles in back-to-back seasons at Kansas State.
38. Arizona Cardinals (draft history) - Justin Pugh, G/T, Syracuse
Although there are some concerns that his arm length may force him inside, Pugh is an solid value at this spot that could go earlier in the draft. Others have pointed out that the arm length of Pro Bowl left tackle Joe Thomas are only one-half inch longer than Pugh's.
In fact, Daniel Jeremiah of NFL Network tweeted the following: "Justin Pugh (Syracuse OT) should be a 1st rd pick. His name is buzzing in personnel circles. I think he's a better version of Andy Levitre."
While the Cardinals missed out on one of the top three tackles in Round 1, they begin the process of upgrading their line with Pugh.
Cleveland Browns (draft history) - None
Pick forfeited for selecting Baylor wide receiver Josh Gordon in the second round of the 2012 supplemental draft.
39. New York Jets (draft history) - Jesse Williams, DT, Alabama
With freakish strength, Williams reportedly bench presses over 600 pounds and he has the versatility to play multiple spots along the defensive line. Projected starter at nose tackle, Antonio Garay, signed a one-year deal with the Jets for only $905,000.
40. Tennessee Titans (draft history) - Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee
As Kenny Britt enters the final year of his rookie deal, it's certainly possible that he's not back with the Titans in 2014. With his numerous run-ins with the law, he's been more trouble than he's worth.
Before tearing his ACL in 2011, Hunter had back-to-back games with more than 140 yards and a touchdown. This year wasn't as productive as he had four 100-yard games and most of those came against inferior competition.
With a great combination of size (6-4, 196) and athleticism (4.44 40-yard dash and 39.5-inch vertical jump), Hunter is a good value at this spot and gives the Titans another weapon.
41. Buffalo Bills (draft history) - DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson
Stevie Johnson has been productive, but the Bills could use an upgrade opposite him. Not the fastest receiver in this draft class, Hopkins excels as a route-runner and has great hands. He had a monster season with 82 receptions for 1,405 yards and 18 touchdowns. In fact, Nuke scored in all but one game this season.
42. Miami Dolphins (draft history) - Terron Armstead, OT, Arkansas-Pine Bluff
Based on upside and potential alone, Armstead is a tremendous steal at this point in the draft. The small school tackle ran a combine-record 4.71 for an offensive lineman. Although he is a small-school prospect, Armstead had the opportunity to play for bigger programs but Arkansas-Pine Bluff was the only school that allowed him to play two sports: football and track.
The Dolphins lost left tackle Jake Long via free agency and Armstead has the upside to eventually be his replacement.
43. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (draft history) - Matt Barkley, QB, USC
Josh Freeman is tied with Ryan Fitzpatrick for the most interceptions thrown (39) over the past two seasons combined. Freeman may be the long-term answer in Tampa, but then again, he is entering the final year of his rookie deal.
Barkley may lack elite physical tools, but he has great intangibles and leadership and was viewed as a possible top-overall pick by some a mere eight months ago. Barkley has set school and conference records with 116 passing touchdowns.
Due to a shoulder injury that he suffered against UCLA in November, Barkley sat out of the Sun Bowl and the Senior Bowl. Although he threw 36 touchdowns this season, Barkley threw a career-high 15 interceptions including multiple interceptions in his final four collegiate games.
Perhaps this is too low for Barkley; then again, NFL Films' Greg Cosell called Barkley a "fourth-round talent" on NFL Network's Path to the Draft.
44. Carolina Panthers (draft history) - Keenan Allen, WR, California
The Panthers could really use a second receiver to step up alongside Steve Smith yet Smith himself will turn 34 years old this offseason.
After a strong sophomore season (98-1,343-6), Allen saw his numbers drop across the board for a relatively disappointing junior season although he missed the final three games with a knee injury. He had 61 receptions for 737 yards, which is tied for 99th in college football, and six touchdowns.
New Orleans Saints (draft history) - None
Pick forfeited as part of the punishment for Bounty Gate.
45. San Diego Chargers (draft history) - Kyle Long, G/T, Oregon
The son of Howie and brother of Chris, Long will get to the NFL in a round-about way. As a left-handed pitcher at Florida State, he had some off-the-field issues, left the program and attended a junior college before playing football at Oregon. He's an athletic lineman that can play inside at guard or outside at tackle.
46. St. Louis Rams (draft history) - Eddie Lacy, RB, Alabama
Although he split time with super freshman T.J. Yeldon to give the team two 1,000-yard rushers, Lacy rushed for 1,322 yards with an average of 6.5 yards per carry and 17 touchdowns. Lacy, the first back off the board in my mock, has excellent size (5-10 and 220 pounds) to run over defenders as well as moves to make would-be tacklers miss.
While a good pro day may have allowed Lacy to go in the first round, his inability to finish drills at his pro day could have left scouts with as many questions as answers.
47. Dallas Cowboys (draft history) - Larry Warford, G, Kentucky
One of the biggest areas of weakness for the Cowboys is their interior offensive line and Warford can help strengthen that area. Having started his past 37 games, Warford was a second-team All-SEC choice the past two seasons and a third-team AP All-American last year.
48. Pittsburgh Steelers (draft history) - Damontre Moore, DE/OLB, Texas A&M
Moore had a pathetic showing at the combine with only 12 reps on the bench press and ran a 4.95 forty. If you look at this way, Tavon Austin did 14 reps while weighing only 174 pounds and offensive linemen Terron Armstead and Lane Johnson both ran sub-4.75 forties despite weighing over 300 pounds.
[At his school's pro day, Moore did a better (but not necessarily strong) 19 reps at 225. His hamstring prevented him from running the forty.]
That said, Moore was highly productive in College Station.
At 6-4 and 250 pounds, Moore moved from 3-4 outside linebacker in 2011 to defensive end last year. The results were even better for Moore in his junior season, which was the team's first in the SEC.
Last year, Moore had 17.5 tackles for loss and 8.5 sacks. This year, he had 21.0 TFL, which tied him for seventh in college football, and 12.5 sacks, which was only two sacks behind the national leader (Jarvis Jones).
49. New York Giants (draft history) - Johnthan Banks, CB, Mississippi State
Through his four seasons in the SEC, Banks, the 2012 winner of the Jim Thorpe award, has a total of 15 interceptions, three of which have been returned for scores, in his collegiate career.
The biggest concern with Banks is his speed. Banks ran slightly faster at his pro day on March 6th (4.58 and 4.59 in the 40-yard dash) and "looked good in the positional workout," according to NFL.com's Gil Brandt.
50. Chicago Bears (draft history) - Kevin Minter, LB, LSU
With the team parting ways with Brian Urlacher, they will need to fill his void and Minter was a highly productive linebacker at LSU.
Minter led LSU in tackles (130) and tackles for loss (15.0) this season. Along with Georgia's Jarvis Jones and Alabama's C.J. Mosley, Minter was a first-team All-SEC selection at linebacker this year.
51. Washington Redskins (draft history) - Eric Reid, S, LSU
The Redskins allowed the third-most passing yards (281.9) and second-most passing touchdowns (31) in 2012.
Especially compared to his 2011 campaign, Reid had a disappointing year, but he has a great combination of size and athleticism for the position. In addition, he is a big hitter and physical presence in run support.
52. Minnesota Vikings (draft history) - Robert Woods, WR, USC
The Vikings added Greg Jennings via free agency, but they traded away Percy Harvin. Overall, I would consider that to have weakened their receiving corps, which was already a team weakness.
I expect the Vikings to use an early-round pick on a receiver and there should be plenty of values, like Woods, here in the second round.
Going into the season, Woods was projected by many as a top-five pick, but he had a relatively disappointing season and was overshadowed on his own team by sophomore Marqise Lee, who won the Biletnikoff award.
Woods finished the year with 76 receptions for 846 yards and 11 touchdowns after putting up a line of 111-1,292-15 as a sophomore.
53. Cincinnati Bengals (draft history) - Giovanni Bernard, RB, North Carolina
Although BenJarvus Green-Ellis was a productive back for much of the season, he's not necessarily a do-it-all featured back. Along with Shonn Greene, he was the only other 1,000-yard rusher last season to average less than 4.0 yards per carry. Meanwhile, Bernard is arguably the top running back prospect in this year's draft class.
54. (Via IND) Miami Dolphins (draft history) - Johnathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State
The Dolphins used their franchise tag on Randy Starks, but drafting Hankins gives them insurance in case that they can't sign him to a long-term deal.
Despite his size (6-3 and 322 pounds), Hankins has the athleticism and versatility to play all along the defensive line. With the size and ability to stuff the run, Hankins can also be disruptive in the passing game as well. If it weren't for questions about his motor and inconsistency, Hankins could be a much higher pick.
55. Green Bay Packers (draft history) - Johnathan Franklin, RB, UCLA
The Packers have used a number of different runners as their lead back last season: Cedric Benson, Alex Green, James Starks, Ryan Grant and DuJuan Harris. Perhaps the Packers will sign someone like Ahmad Bradshaw, who is currently a free agent, but Franklin would be a nice option here as well.
Franklin was highly productive at UCLA and set the school's single-season rushing mark (1,734 yards) last year. While he's not the biggest back (5-10, 205 pounds), Franklin has the versatility to run inside/outside, pass protect and is a good receiver out of the backfield.
Recently, SI's Tony Pauline tweeted that a number of teams prefer Franklin over Alabama's Eddie Lacy.
56. Seattle Seahawks (draft history) - John Jenkins, DT, Georgia
Even after recently losing nearly 40 pounds, Jenkins had the size (6-3, 330 pounds) to clog the middle yet the athleticism to make plays as well.
In describing Jenkins at a Senior Bowl practice (when Jenkins was heavier), SI's Pauline wrote that Jenkins "looked more like a 250-pound linebacker moving around the field. He was cat-quick off the snap and quickly penetrated the open gaps of the offensive line or bull rushed blockers into the backfield. Most impressive was Jenkins' ability to immediately change direction and pursue the action outside the numbers to the sidelines."
57. Houston Texans (draft history) - D.J. Swearinger, S, South Carolina
The Texans lost Glover Quin via free agency and signed Ed Reed in free agency. Swearinger has the versatility to play both safety positions and is a big-time hitter.
58. Denver Broncos (draft history) - Alex Okafor, DE, Texas
As a senior, Okafor had 12.5 sacks on the season including an Alamo Bowl-record 4.5 of them in his final collegiate game. Okafor is a nice value here.
59. New England Patriots (draft history) - Jordan Poyer, CB, Oregon State
The Patriots had several defensive backs that became free agents this offseason including corners Aqib Talib and Kyle Arrington and safety Patrick Chung. They have recently re-signed Talib to a one-year deal worth $5 million.
Along with Manti Te'o, Poyer was tied for second in the nation in interceptions (seven) behind Fresno State's Phillip Thomas.
60. Atlanta Falcons (draft history) - Robert Alford, CB, Southeastern Louisiana
With Dunta Robinson in Kansas City and Brent Grimes in Miami, the Falcons are likely to use a pick or two to draft a cornerback(s).
Alford is not big (5-9, 183) and a little older of a prospect (25 years old), but he had a good week of Senior Bowl practices. At the end of November, Tony Pauline wrote of Alford: "We really like what we saw of him on film and from conversations apparently so do league scouts. Iíve been told a top 45 calling of his name is a possibility for Alford."
61. San Francisco 49ers (draft history) - Logan Ryan, CB, Rutgers
Although the 49ers signed Nnamdi Asomugha to a one-year deal, both he and last year's starter Tarrell Brown will become unrestricted free agents after the 2013 season.
A first-team All-Big East selection, Ryan was second on the team in interceptions (four). He led the team in passes broken up (17) and was tied for third in the country with three others in the category.
62. Baltimore Ravens (draft history) - Quinton Patton, WR, Louisiana Tech
After trading Anquan Boldin to the 49ers, the Ravens could use another receiver opposite Torrey Smith. Patton (6-2 and 195 pounds) finished the season with 104 receptions for 1,392 yards, which ranked fifth in the country, and 13 touchdowns. He has back-to-back seasons with 1,200-plus yards and double-digit touchdowns.
- Continue to Round 3
- Continue to Round 4
- Continue to Round 5
- Go back to Picks 1-16
- Go back to Picks 17-32
- Our other 2013 NFL Mocks: Brendan Donahue's mock | Collaboration with Sean Beazley
- Our 2013 NFL Draft Big Board (Top 50 Prospects)
- 2014 NFL Draft Mock
- More mock drafts: 2013 NFL Mock Draft Database - 2014 NFL Mock Draft Database
- Our 2013 Fantasy Football Mock Drafts: Standard Scoring | PPR Scoring
- To keep track of our updates: (1) follow us on Twitter, (2) LIKE us on Facebook and/or (3) add us to your Google+ circle.