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2013 NFL Mock Draft

Round 1 (part 2) of 2

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17. BAL: Zack Martin, OT, Notre Dame
Eugene Monroe and Michael Oher are both impending free agents. Monroe will likely resign but Oher might be playing elsewhere. 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 tackle at the next level.
18. NYJ: Marqise Lee, WR, USC*
The Jets 31st ranked passing offense finished with a laughable 13 passing touchdowns. Santonio Holmes and Stephen Hill are not the answer. 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.
19. MIA: Louis Nix, DT, Notre Dame*
Both Randy Starks and Paul Soliai are free agents. Jared Odrick can fill in as a starter but Miami will likely need to add interior D-Line help this offseason.
20. ARI: Anthony Barr, OLB, UCLA
Arizona was the worst in the NFL at defending the tight end in 2013 and their LB and safety group needs to be upgraded. 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.
21. GB: Calvin Pryor, S, Louisville*
Green Bay ranked 24th against the pass. SS Morgan Burnett struggled mightily after signing a new five-year, $26.1 million contract. Free safety M.D. Jennings ranked among the league's worst according to Pro Football Focus.
22. PHI: Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan State
The Eagles pass defense was the worst in the NFL allowing a league high 290 yards passing per game. An upgrade from CBs Cary Williams Bradley Fletcher is needed. The safety play isn't much better as Patrick Chung was a major bust and Nate Allen improved but is due to hit free agency.
23. KC: Odell Beckham Jr, WR, LSU
Finding a compliment opposite Dwayne Bowe would hope improve the Chief's 24th ranked passing offense. 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.
24. CIN: Ra'Shede Hageman, DT, Minnesota
RE Michael Johnson likely leaving in free agency and DT Geno Atkins 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: Jason Verrett, CB, TCU
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 is a free agent and Cox could be released based on his high cap number. Todd McShay compared Verrett to Antoine Winfield based on smallish size but ability as a big hitter that excels in timing routes
26. CLE: Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida State*
Indianapolis traded this selection to Cleveland in exchange for running back Trent Richardson on September 18, 2013. Josh Gordon had a true breakout season but is also just one more off-field mistake from a significant suspension. Upgrading from the butterfingers duo of Greg Little and slot man Davone Bess' (led the league with 14 drops) is a must. Travis Benjamin's status is also in limbo after he tore his right ACL in October. The redshirt sophomore was a playmaker in 2013 finishing with 54 receptions for 1,011 yards with 15 touchdowns. The defensive coordinator's nightmare is 6-foot-5, 234-pounds with speed to hit the home run.
27. NO: Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State*
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. Peter King labeled Cooks as a more physical/athletic version of Tavon Austin.
28. CAR: Kyle Fuller , CB, Virginia Tech
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 will be hitting free agency (CBs Drayton Florence and Captain Munnerlyn, as well as FS Mike Mitchell and SS Quintin Mikell). Kyle Fuller was targeted in the 11-20 yard range 14 times and was beat only once.
29. NE: Dee Ford, DE/OLB ,Auburn
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.
30. SF: Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri*
Tank Carradine's knee injury and an aging Justin Smith (soon to be 35) could vault defensive line to the top of the offseason priority list. San Fran also needs to add talent to the secondary.
31. DEN: Bradley Roby , CB, Ohio State
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie is entering free agency and Champ Bailey's will be age 36 with a $9 million base salary cap hit. Slot corner Chris Harris tore his left ACL on January 12 and is a restricted free agent.
32. SEA: Jace Amaro, TE, Texas Tech*
Adding a weapon to the passing game could take the defending Super Bowl champions to the next level. TE Zach Miller will be cut if he doesn't agree to a pay cut as he's not due anything close to the $5.8 million he's owed in 2014 after posting a pedestrian 33 catches for 387 yards this past year. Miller has just 96 passes in 45 games with Seattle. Rookie Luke Wilson has some upside despite catching just 20 catches in 2013.
*Underclassmen

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Mark Niemi Apr-18 J. Manziel, J. Clowney, S. Watkins, K. Mack, G. Robinson, J. Matthews
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Matt De Lima Apr-10 J. Clowney, G. Robinson, B. Bortles, J. Manziel, S. Watkins, K. Mack
Ricky Dimon Apr-08 B. Bortles, J. Clowney, K. Mack, S. Watkins, J. Manziel, G. Robinson
Rob Warner Mar-20 B. Bortles, G. Robinson, T. Bridgewater, J. Manziel, J. Clowney, J. Matthews

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