2013 NFL Mock Draft by FFToolbox Writer, Mark Morales-Smith

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2013 NFL Mock Draft

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17. SD: La'el Collins, OT, LSU
The Chargers must protect Philip Rivers more than ever at this stage in his career. With D.J. Fluker perhaps moving inside, San Diego could be in the market for an offensive tackle.
18. KC: Dorial Green-Beckham, WR, Oklahoma
No team needs a threat at wideout more than the Chiefs, whose WR corps combined for zero touchdowns this past season. Green-Beckham is as physically gifted as any receiver in this draft but didn't play a game in 2014 after he was kicked off of Missouri's team in April. Head coach Andy Reid has never been one to shy away from a player with character concerns.
19. CLE: Eddie Goldman, DT, Florida State*
The Browns were terrible against the run in 2014, particularly over the second half of the year. Their defense is solid aside from the interior line. Goldman should help slow down the run and has the potential to develop into a great defensive tackle.
20. PHI: Landon Collins, S, Alabama*
The Eagles are terrible in coverage deep down the middle, and safety Nate Allen had more than worn out his welcome in Philly before he was cut by the team Feb. 16. Collins is the biggest difference maker at safety in the draft.
21. CIN: Arik Armstead, DT/DE, Oregon*
Armstead is a 6-foot-8 athlete on the defensive line. With his impressive length, skills and movement, his potential appears to be limitless.
22. PIT: Marcus Peters, CB, Washington*
Peters certainly has some red flags -- he was dismissed from Washington's team in November for disciplinary issues. But he also has a ton of talent. The Steelers' most glaring need is in the defensive backfield. Their secondary's gotten old very fast.
23. DET: Malcom Brown, DT, Texas
Brown could be a nice replacement for free agent Ndamukong Suh. Should Suh re-sign with Detroit, the Lions will go in another direction at No. 23.
24. ARI: Brett Hundley, QB, UCLA*
Carson Palmer, 35, is coming off a torn ACL, and the Cardinals clearly need to plan for the future at that position. Hundley can sit behind Palmer for a season and would be an upgrade from the team's current backups.
25. CAR: T.J. Clemmings, OT, Pittsburgh
Carolina had two glaring needs last offseason: wide receiver and offensive tackle. They opted to take Kelvin Benjamin in the first round, which looks like a good decision at this point. Now they need to strengthen the protection around Cam Newton. Clemmings could be the Panthers' left tackle for a long time.
26. BAL: Jaelen Strong, WR, Arizona State*
Steve Smith is on the last leg of his career, and Torrey Smith is about to hit free agency. Although they will likely re-sign Torrey, the Ravens still need a top-end WR. Strong is one of the safer picks at wideout in this draft. He's very talented and has been touted for his work ethic and dependability.
27. DAL: Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia*
Despite a torn ACL this past season, Gurley is the blockbuster name the Cowboys will target to justify letting DeMarco Murray walk -- assuming they don't land Adrian Peterson first.
28. DEN: Daryl Williams, OT, Oklahoma
It looks like Peyton Manning will be back for one more season. He can no longer function without a great offensive Line, and the Broncos' line struggled late in 2014. Williams can provide some much-needed assistance.
29. IND: Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin
Trent Richardson is likely headed out of town, and impending free agent Ahmad Bradshaw can never stay healthy. The Colts may have the worst RB corps in the league. A guy like Gordon could completely change the way opponents have to defend their offense. He would give Indy a dimension it hasn't had consistently since drafting Andrew Luck.
30. GB: Denzel Perryman, ILB, Miami (Fla.)
The Packers have been looking for an elite inside linebacker for years but have been snakebitten. A.J. Hawk will likely be a cap casualty and isn't cutting it even if he stays. Perryman brings an athleticism the Packers desperately need.
31. SEA: Sammie Coates, WR, Auburn*
The Seahawks' WR corps is not up to par and lacks a big-play threat. Coates could fill that role nicely. He's a dynamic talent.
32. NE: Devin Funchess, WR/TE, Michigan*
Fuchness has the potential to be the kind of matchup nightmare that head coach Bill Belichick loves to deploy.

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