2013 NFL Mock Draft by FFToolbox Writer, Rob Warner
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2013 NFL Mock Draft

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17. BAL: Zack Martin, OT, Notre Dame
Eugene Monroe was resigned but RT Michael Oher was allowed to leave (signed with the Titans) after struggling mightily. At the Senior Bowl, Martin excelled as an edge blocker in one-on-one drills. His short arms (32 1/4) could be a concern but he's demonstrated solid footwork to ward off speed rushers. The Irish senior (6-4, 305) has displayed enough on tape that he should be able to play RT or OG at the next level.
18. NYJ: Odell Beckham, WR, LSU
Finding a compliment to free agent WR Eric Decker is a must if the Jets expect to improve on their anemic passing attack. They were the only team in the NFL last season without a WR that topped 600 yards. Beckham (5-foot-11 1/4 and 198 pounds) dominated at the combine, posting an unofficial forty time of 4.31 and a 10-yard split of 1.50 seconds. The receiver / returner has strong hands and is explosive after the catch.
19. MIA: C.J. Mosley, LB, Alabama
LBs Philip Wheeler and Dannell Ellerbe were bust free-agent acquisitions last offseason. In 2013, the senior totaled 102 tackles with nine tackles for a loss, one forced fumble and five passes broken up. A knee injury has raised concerns and some question his speed.
20. ARI: Blake Bortles, QB, UCF*
Finding their next QB should be a priority as 34-year-old Carson Palmer could be playing his last year in Arizona. Head Coach Bruce Arians currently has Ryan Lindley and Drew Stanton as backups. In 2013, Bortles completed 68% of his passes for 3,581 yards with 25 touchdowns and nine interceptions. The 6-foot-4, 230-pounder has a strong arm with good size and athletic ability but some question his passing mechanics / accuracy / footwork.
21. GB: Ryan Shazier, LB ,Ohio State
The Packers need to add a defensive playmaker that can go sideline to sideline and lack depth behind ILBs Brad Jones and A.J. Hawk. OLBs Julius Peppers and Clay Mathews have battled injuries. Shazier clocked sub-4.4 forty times at the Buckeyes' Pro Day. He also excelled at the combine posting an explosive 42-inch vertical and 10-foot-10 broad. The 6-foot-1 and 235 pounder has solid coverage skills and his draft stock is on the rise. Shazier had 144 tackles, seven sacks, and 23.5 TFL in 2013
22. PHI: Anthony Barr, OLB, UCLA
Adding a pass rushing linebacker is needed considering Trent Cole was the only one to play at a high level in 2013 and he has a $10 million cap hit in 2015 (will need to restructure or risk being a cap casualty). The 6-foot-4, 248-pound Barr is a tremendous blitzer with elite speed off the edge. The senior tallied 62 tackles with 20 tackles for a loss, 10 sacks and five forced fumbles this year.
23. KC: Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State*
Finding a compliment opposite Dwayne Bowe would hope improve the Chief's 24th ranked passing offense. Brandin Cooks' 60-yd shuttle time (10.72) is the all-time combine record. What he lacks in size (5'10 and 189 pounds) he makes up for in explosiveness. He's a versatile WR with an ability to excel outside and in the slot.
24. CIN: Ra'Shede Hageman, DT, Minnesota
RE Michael Johnson left via free agency (signed with Tampa) and DT Geno Atkins is coming off a Week 9 right ACL tear. Hageman has pass rushing ability that is a must for a 3-technique DT in the Kiffin/Marinelli defense. The 6-foot-6, 318-pounder is an explosive pass rusher with the strength to hold up in the run game. He followed up an impressive 2012 season (35 tackles, 7.5 tackles for a loss and six sacks) by amassing 38 tackles, 13 tackles for a loss, seven passes broken up and two sacks for the Gophers in his senior season.
25. SD: Kyle Fuller , CB, Virginia Tech
The Chargers had the 29th ranked pass defense in 2013. Their CB trio of Shareece Wright, Richard Marshall, and Derek Cox all ranked at the bottom Pro Football Focus' CB rankings. Marshall was resigned and Cox was released based on his high cap number (signed in Minnesota). Injuries limited his 2013 production as the senior totaled 24 tackles with two interceptions and 10 passes broken up. An impressive combine, solid size (6-0, 190 pounds) and tape that shows a player that excels in man coverage has him firmly on the round 1 radar.
26. CLE: Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State*
Newly hired OC Kyle Shanahan could look to trade for Washington's Kirk Cousins but it's more likely the Brownies try to secure a franchise QB in round 1. He'll be on the search for a QB that can run the zone read. Brian Hoyer surprised in 2013 before he tore his right ACL in October but is best served as a backup. In 2013, Carr completed 69% of his passes for 5,083 yards with 50 touchdowns and eight interceptions. He struggled in the bowl game against USC but has a strong arm and good mechanics.
27. NO: Jason Verrett, CB, TCU
Defensive coordinator Rob Ryan utilizes press-man concepts in the secondary, so the Saints need to fins a physical corner in the draft. Keenan Lewis was elite in his first season with the Saints but 2010 first-rounder Patrick Robinson has been a bust. Champ Bailey will be 36 and 32-year-old Jabari Greer was released. ESPN's Todd McShay compared Verrett to Antoine Winfield based on smallish size but ability as a big hitter that excels in timing routes.
28. CAR: Bradley Roby , CB, Ohio State
Carolina has a dominant front seven but upgrading the secondary will be essential in a division with Drew Brees and Matt Ryan. The Panthers have limited salary cap room and will need to utilize the draft to replace multiple members of the secondary that hit free agency (CBs Drayton Florence (unsigned), Captain Munnerlyn (signed with Minnesota), as well as FS Mike Mitchell (signed with Steelers) and SS Quintin Mikell (unsigned). In 2013, Roby had 62 tackles, 13 passes broken up and three interceptions. He's a fast instinctive CB but some question his love for the game and inconsistent play in 2013 could result in a slide to round 2 despite the physical tools to be a day 1 talent.
29. NE: Louis Nix, DT, Notre Dame*
NT Vince Wilfork is 32 years old and will attempt to return from a torn Achilles. Late season knee surgery and a mediocre combine have Nix draft stock in limbo. He regressed in 2013 (27 tackles with two tackles for a loss) after an impressive 2012 (50 tackles, 7.5 tackles for a loss, two sacks).
30. SF: Marqise Lee, WR, USC*
Anquan Boldin was resigned but will be 34 this season and Mario Manningham signed with the Giants. Finding a slot receiver is needed at the very least as San Fran's pass game ranked 30th in the NFL in 2013. The 6-foot, 190-pound junior Trojan regressed a bit in 2013 as he battled injuries and poor quarterback play finishing with 57 receptions for 791 yards and four scores. In 2012, he was featured as  USC's No. 1 receiver (ahead of current Bill Robert Woods) and  hauled in 118 receptions for 1,721 yards and 14 touchdowns.
31. DEN: Dee Ford, DE/OLB ,Auburn
Von Miller underwent ACL surgery on January 9 and Denver lacks a stable middle linebacker that can go sideline to sideline. Ford is an explosive pass rusher with tremendous athleticism. Due to being medically scratched from the Combine as a precaution, he sure put on a show at his Pro Day. Ford was Auburn's best edge rusher and finished 2013 with 29 tackles (14.5 tackles for a loss), 10.5 sacks and two forced fumbles. At 6'2, 240 pounds he likely lineup as a LB at the next level.
32. SEA: Xavier Su'a-Filo, OL, UCLA
The Super Boal champs need to upgrade their interior Oline blockers. Left guard Paul McQuistan struggled and signed a free agent contract with Cleveland. The right guard position also could use help. OT Breno Giacomini signed with the Jets. His ability to excel as a run blocker and in pass protection combined with one of the faster times for a Guard at the combine have his draft stock rising as draft day approaches. As an added bonus he was a team captain for the Bruins and is labeled as a high character player.
*Underclassmen

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