With The 1st Pick, in the 2013 NFL Draft, The Kansas City Chiefs Select? Geno! No, Star! No, Jarvis! No. Luke- Eh, maybe?

Updated: February 28th

 

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1.

Chiefs

*Luke Joeckel

OLT Texas A&M

6-6, 307, 

QB?, OLT, DE, WR,  CB, WR,  ILB, OG/OC,  

Player they might have acquired:

Alex Smith QB?

Key F.A.:

Dwayne Bowe WR

Brandon Albert OLT

Martin Rucker TE

Jake O'Connell TE

Russ Hochstein OG/OC

Glenn Dorsey DE

Ropati Pitoitua DE

Shaun Smith NT

Brandon Siler ILB

Peyton Hillis RB

F.A. Lost:

 

The Team: The Chiefs are just a cursed Franchise. It is just unbelievable. All the injuries they have suffered. Then comes Draft time and it just seems to get worse. They have the top pick, but who do they take? Geno Smith is the best QB, but just because a guy is the top rated QB in the Draft doesn't mean he is the Number One overall pick. Is it little wonder they are trying to trade for Alex Smith. The top rated player in this Draft Jarvis Jones has stenosis in his neck, and you just can't take him with the first pick. They need help on the D-Line and the top D-Tackle in the Draft Lotulelei shows up at the Combine with a heart problem. So you can't take him. That leaves Joeckel as the default pick, but he did not look any thing at all like the top overall pick at the Combine. Try to think back to what Matt Kallil looked like last year. Kalil looked athletically like the top non-QB in the Draft. Joeckel looked athletically like a mid-1st Round pick at best. I think both Fisher and Lane Johnson will end up being better OLT. Plus, Brandon Albert has finally turned into the player they thought he would be, allowing only one Sack last year. You can't use the Number One Pick in the Draft to down-ground that position. They need to resign Albert. Of course, Albert isn't the prototype for a Reid O-Linemen. But KC has to keep what little talent they have acquired. Letting Bowe, Albert and/or Dorsey go would be another disaster for this Franchise. They need to add a viable option at Quarterback, not lose talent. KC bad luck just starlets me every year. Ironically, they gave up the first pick in the second round for Alex Smith, just like they did for Matt Cassel. This Draft is going to be impossible to forecast. I can't even get by the first pick. When you there are ten options for the first pick, it is going to be a long March. 

The Chiefs had a total breakdown last season. They need a reboot, and their is no QB worth the top pick in the Draft. The closest is Matt Barkley, who throws amazingly like Drew Brees. Brees dropped from top five pick to the first pick in the 2nd Round. Their offense fell apart because of injury, and their defense looked terrible. With Glenn Dorsey a FA, Tyson Jackson looking like the next to be put on the unemployment line, and their inability to stop the run, I just don't see Star falling. They hired Andy Reid to run things, and he likes to take the big uglies first. “We have been blessed with the No. 1 pick in the draft,” New HC in charge Andy Reid said. “And you want to make sure you do the right thing and pick the right guy, not necessarily a quarterback, it has to be the right thing.” If there is one guy in the NFL who will take a big O-Tackle with the first pick in the Draft it is Parcells. I mean, Andy Reid. 

The Player: Joeckel has the size and measurement. Nobody in this years Draft looks as smooth and natural moving backwards. However, he does struggle sometimes in the run game. does not look as comfortable moving forward 

The Reason: Joeckel Will be a temptation, but they took two O-Tackles on Day Two last year. Though they played more O-Guard than O-Tackle last year. There just isn't another player on the board who fills their needs. 

Second Choice: *Sharrif Floyd DT 

2.

Jaguars

*Sharrif Floyd

DT FLA,

6-6, 307, (U 4.87),

 

DT, DE/PR, QB, OT, FS, DE, CB, OT, OG, WR, DE,  LB

Key F.A.:

Rashad Jennings RB

Jalen Parmele RB

Eben Brittton OT/OG

Brad Meester OC

George Selvie DE

Daryl Smith OLB

Terrance Knighton NT

Rashean Mathis CB/S

Derek Cox CB

William Middleton CB

The Team: I see their top need as the D-Line. If Floyd doesn't go Number One he likely won't last past the Jags. 

The Jags would be ecstatic if Star falls to them. If he doesn't fall they could reach for Johnathon Hankins or Sheldon Richardson. However, both their starting O-Tackles have been a disappointment. The Franchise appears to be stuck with Gabbert. So the new management better start allocating more resources for his continued safety in the pocket, or start looking for new jobs now. 

The Player: Floyd is a guy who impressed me every time I watched him. His ability to burst into the backfield is second to none. He could go Number One. He won't last past the Raiders. 

The Reason: Taking a passrusher here is not out of the question. The pick up of Branch and Babin gives them a little wiggle room. However, getting a D-Tackle they can rebuild their defense around would be huge for this Franchise. 

First Choice: Dee Milliner CB 

3.

Raiders

Geno Smith-

QB WVU

6-2 3/8, 218, (O) 4.59,  (U-4.56),

QB, DT, CB, DE, LB, TE, OL, DE, DT, CB, LB, OL,  

Key F.A.:

Derek Hagan WR

Khalif Barnes OT

Cooper Carlisle OG

Brandon Myers TE

Richard Seymour DE/DT

Desmond Bryant DT

Andre Carter DE

Matt Shaughnessy DE

Phillip Wheeler LB

Phillp Adams CB (R)

Joeslio Hnason CB

Shawrae Spencer CB

Key F.A. Lost:

The Team: The Carson Palmer situation is deteriorating, not getting better. They spent a fortune in Draft picks to get him, so they may be stubborn with keeping him. However, this could be the perfect situation for Smith (if you can ever call the Raider's chaos a perfect situation;-). He can sit and learn for a year or two behind Palmer, and get some spot duty and experience. 

The Raiders need just about everything, starting with a QB. However, like a lot of early teams, they are likely to get just as good a prospect in the 2nd Round as here. Their HC is a defensive coach. He should have his choice of DE/OLB passrushers. So I don't seem him passing on one here. Jarvis Jones is the top player and passrusher in the Draft, but the thinning of his spine at his neck got him tossed from USC. The last time I remember something similar to this was Marcus McNeil from Auburn who played OLT for San Diego. He fell into the 2nd Round and didn't last long in the League. The new GM seems more like a play it safe guy then anything the Raiders have seen in while. So I'll give them the safer Passrusher, 

The Player: The thing for me is that Smith remind me of Donovan McNabb. The last time Reid spent a first round pick on a QB was on McNabb. He fits the profile of a Number One QB, stats wise: 42 TDs Vs 6 INTs. He just leaks out inconsistency onto the field some times. If you look at his last regular season as a whole you can justify taking him in the top five. However, if you look at his last two Bowl game you have to say no. So where do you go from there? Plus, another thing I like about him is that his two WRs from UWV are legit prospects. Austin looked like a 1st Round pick at the Combine, and Stedman Bailey is an underrated guy who could be an interesting pick up on Day Three. 

He seems to refuse to run the ball. He scrambles to give his receivers more time to get open. He needs to use his legs to gain more yards. He can read and manipulate the safeties. He can throw with touch over the LBs.  Just like McNabb he can run, but is reluctant to do so because he doesn't want to be stereotyped. 

Smith can easily look like best QB in the Draft by far, and then choke when the pressure is on. He is ready physically, but he is clearly not ready mentally. Mental toughness is one of the most important aspects, if not the most important aspect of playing QB in the NFL. He scares the crap out of me. I have more games to watch on him. 

The Reason: The Raider's have to get a younger option at QB if they want to start moving forward as a Franchise again. .  

Second Choice: Jarvis Jones OLB/PR

4.

Eagles

Eric Fisher-

OLT C. Michigan

 6-7 1/4, 306, 34.5" Arms

S-1.7, (U 5.01-5.07), 

S, OT, CB, DT, OL, DB, LB,  OG, RB, DL, 

Key F.A.:

King Dunlap OT

Jake Scott OG

Derek Landry DT

Akeem Jordan OLB

Darryl Tapp OLB

D. Rodgers-Cromartie CB

Colt Anderson S

Key Loses:

 

The Team: It looks like they are committed to Vick. So they need to get him some more protection. Jason Peters is coming back, but who knows what shape he is in. Plus, people forget the Vick is a lefty. The ORT become more important then the OLT when he is in the game. Just as the OLT becomes more important when Foles is in. Plus, when Peters first moved to O-Tackle he moved to ORT from TE first, when he was with the Bills. So maybe the Eagles want Peters on Vick's blindside. Then Fisher can come in at OLT. Or, you put Fisher in at ORT to learn, and move him over to OLT in a year or two when Peters is slowing down even more. Either way, taking Fisher or Lane Johnson here  could give the Eagles the best pair of O-Tackles in the league for the next three or four years. Depending on how quickly Fisher adjusts to the NFL. 

Last season was an unmitigated disaster. As a result they have a whole new everything. I have no idea what all the new guys are thinking. I do know the first thing they have to do is get rid of the coach killer Vick. They are shifting into a 3-4, so getting some players who fit that mold will be important.

The Player: Fisher showed he has all the skills you want in an OLT this past seasonThen he went to the Senior Bowl and dominated. He will be a top ten pick come April. He is a solidly built athlete. Showed a little suddenness of blocks in 40. Great feet. Needs to bend his knees a little better. Super smooth athlete. A bit of a false step coming out of stance to pull. Gets his hand up nice on outside block, but not a lot of pop. Really keeps his shoulders square in kickstep. 

The Reason: ORT is a more important position to the Eagles than any other team in the NFL. If you like having Vick on the field, you better stick an O-Tackle on his blindside who can protect his frail ass. 

Second Choice: Dion Jordan OLB 

5.

Lions

*Dee Milliner-

CB Alabama

5-11 7/8, 201 

(U 4.31-4.37)

CB, DE, LB, S, RB, LB, OL, WR, OL, WR, DL, 

Key FA:

Joique Bell RB

Kevin Smith RB

Kassim Osgood WR

Gosder Cherilus ORT

William Heller TE

Cliff Avril DE

Lawrence Jackson DE

Corey WIlliams DT

Sammy Lee Hill DT

Justin Durant OLB

DeAndre Levy OLB

Chris Houston CB

Jacob Lacey CB

Drayton Florence CB

Amari Speivey FS/CB

Louis Delmas S

Key F.A. Lost:

The Team: The Lions are in a ton of trouble in Free Agency. They have to have more defensive free agents than any other team. Who knows what there depth chart will look like come Draft time. However, their Corners have been so bad for so many years that if Milliner is on the board they cannot pass on him.  

The Player: His Forty time just made him a top five pick. He has everything you want in a CB, except his speed was a mystery. Not any more! Best feet at Combine in pedal. Didn't turn in transition as well as I thought. Got off balance  a little, and didn't transition as well as he can. I really like his hips when he turns and runs. 

The Reason: Top player at top need position. 

Second Choice: Dion Jordan OLB

6.

Browns

Dion Jordan

OLB Oregon

6-6, 250,   

 

QB, WR, DE, CB, WR, OL, DE, DB, QB, DL, OL, DL, OL, 

Key F.A.:

Joshua Cribbs WR/KR

Mohamed Massaquoi WR

Jordan Norwood WR

Ben Watson TE

Jaqua Parker-Thomas DE

Frostee Rucker DE

Kaluka Maiava OLB

Scott Fujita LB

Sheldon Brown CB

Key F.A. Lost:

The Team: If you want to move to a 3-4 defense, you have to get 3-4 players. 

They need so much help. But first they need some serious new karma. Injuries, incompetence, and indecision has destroyed this Franchise. They will probably have to stick with Weeden until next year. However, they are planning another move back to the 3-4 defense. "It'll be a 3-4 defense, the same defense we ran (in Arizona),'' The Brown's new D-Coordinator Horton said. "It won't be a hybrid unless you're playing golf.'' I don't know what that second part meant, but they will have to find some 3-4 players. They will be looking for some aggressive blitzers to attack the quarterback. "I think it’ll be an attacking defense," Brown Owner Jimmy Haslam said about his new D-Coordinator. "He told me in Phoenix with the Arizona Cardinals that he blitzed more than anybody in the league except for the Houston Texans. So I think it’ll be exciting and fun to watch."

The Player: Jordan is equally adept at rushing the passer and dropping into coverage. He was made to be a 3-4 OLB. There is a lot of space between where he should and will go. Some how him as a top five, and some barely in the 1st. Twenty-four is probably a little late for him. 

The Reason: If you to run a 3-4, I'm not sure there is a better fit in this Draft than Dion Jordan. He is the prototype 3-4 OLB.

Second Choice: Geno Smith QB 

7.

Cardinals

Lane Johnson

OLT Oklahoma

6-6, 304,  

WR, OT, OL, DE, OLB, ILB, DB, DB, DB, RB, OL, NT, 

Key F.A.:

Brain Hoyer QB

La'Rod Stephens-Howling RB

Rich Ohrnberger OG 

Nick Eason DE

Vonnie Holiday DE

Quentin Groves DE/OLB

Paris Lennon ILB

Greg Toler CB

Michael Adams CB

James Sanders S

Rashad Johnson S

The Team: This is Geno Smiths floor. He will not go lower than this pick. They might go passrusher, but if Geno Smith doesn't fall to them they won't take Barkley. Not after the Leinart disaster. So they need to get a player who help whichever QB they take in the 2nd  Round. Johnson is likely to be the top rated talent on the board, without medical concerns, when they pick. 

The Player: If you don't know this guy, don't worry. He showed at the Senior Bowl as a converted TE, who converted from QB, that he is a legit OLT prospect. He dominated in every passing drill. He even looked pretty good in the run game as well. He will be a top ten pick.  

The Reason: When the top need is not available, but the top talent is at a need position, sometimes you just have to pull the trigger.  

Second Choice: Geno Smith QB   

8.

Bills

*Cordarrelle Patterson-

WR Tennessee

6-1 7/8 216, 10.8" V,

(U4.37-4.40),   

OG, QB, LB, OG, WR, CB, DE/OLB, CB. QB, LB, S CB, 

Key F.A.:

Andy Levitre OG

Chad Rinehart OG

Donald Jones WR (R)

Davis Nelson WR (R)

Tashard Choice RB

Kyle Moore DE

Shawne Merriman OLB

Bryan Scott LB

Leodis McKelvin CB

Jairus Byrd S

Key F.A. Lost:

Nick Barnett LB

Terrence McGee CB

George Wilson S

The Team: They have to improve the QB situation. We know Nassib is going to end up in Buffalo. So they have to help him and Fitzpatrick within this Draft. They went heavy on the defense in last year's free agency. So getting some firepower opposite Johnson is a must. Patterson was the number two WR at Tennessee behind Justin Hunter. So he can slide into that number two role behind Johnson nicely. 

The good news of the two D-End disasters they picked in FA last season is that they can get rid of one pretty quickly. They are in perfect position here to find a replacement for Mr. Anderson.

The Player: This kid is flashing like lightning right now. The teams that think he is Julio Jones (I heard one guy say he was identical to Julio Jones. That is ridiculous;-), had better put on some sunglasses. The production doesn't match the light show. He was also the number two WR at Tennessee. However, he is all flash and dash on the field. Disappears for long stretches and doesn't always do the basic plays properly. It's like I always say, "I like the big WR with the little WR skills." He has those traditionally little WR skills, like Dez Bryant. He is as dynamic with the ball in his hands as any WR in this Draft; That along with his size and on field speed, probably gives him the most promise of any WR in this Draft. However, his promise has not met his production yet. Which is the scary part. He is a well built kid. Some question his work ethic. There are concerns over why he was a JuCo kid as well. His legend has already exceeded the reality. So teams have to calm themselves down and beware. With all that being said, I just don't see how the hapless Dolphin can pass on this kid. Pick 12 is his floor. One thing I can't deny about this kid is that he is as dynamic with the ball in his hands as anyone in the Draft. Against NC ST he caught the ball flying down the left sideline (he usually plays on that side). He cut back to the middle, with two DBs in front of him. He was running with the ball, and Amerson (who ran a 4.38), had some contain in the middle of the field on his right. Patterson broke to the right and beat him around that corner and took it for a TD. He ran around one of the fastest College CBs like Amerson was a fat guy at an ice cream stand. I have to admit I gusted a little when I saw that.  

The Reason: The Bills have a tendency to go off board a little. I like Patterson here, because he is a little overrated and it would hurt the Dolphins. 

Second Choice: Geno Smith QB

9.

Jets

*Barkevious Mingo

OLB/PR LSU

6-3, 240, 4.53,

QB, TE, OLB/PR, ORT, DE, OG, DB, WR, RB, DB. ILB, 

Key F.A.:

Braylon Edwards WR

Dustin Keller TE

Jeff Cumberland TE (R)

Brandon Moore OG

Matt Slauson OC/OG

Austin Howard ORT (R)

Jason Smith ORT

Mike Devito DE

Bryan Thomas OLB

LaRon Landry S

Yeremiah Bell S

Key F.A. Lost:

 

The Team: The funny news is that they should take Matt Barkley right here, but because of the Sanchez soap opera and the TEA-BOW comedy, they can't, LOL. The other good news is that the Jets need a dynamic passrusher more then the Pats for a change. The bad news, is it looks like Jones and Mingo will be sitting here waiting for them. I can't decide who to put here. Jones is a better player and passrusher, but Mingo ran a 4.5 at the Combine and Jones did nothing. Okay, until Jones can work out and we can here more about his neck, I will go with Mingo here. Oh by the way, I hate the Boston Herald, because I keep typing out this kid's name as Wingo (I think that's an inside New England joke only;-).

The Jets need... LOL. I mean, they really need... LOL. They really need a QB. They have a QB who lost all his confidence when they brought in the team destroyer, and the Team Destroyer who can't play QB no matter who many moron's yell: "Tea and Bow" together, LOL. Their is nothing finer then watching the Jets team, fans, and media tear each other apart. GO TEA-BOW! 

The Player: Mingo is all flash and dash on the edge. He is still more promise than production. He is not stout at the point, but he is so quick at flashing inside to hit the RB. He looks like one of those explosive guys who plays better in the NFL than in college.

The Reason: Mingo is more of pure Passrusher, but I think his best fit is at 3-4 OLB. Keep this kid out is space. Where his natural explosiveness makes O-Line look foolish, and he can use his pure speed and explosion on the edge to TTC and hit the QB. 

Second Choice: Geno Smith QB

 10.

Titans

*Chance Warmack-

OG Alabama

6-2, 320,

DB, OG, OC, OG, CB, S, TE, OLB, DL, OL, DT, 

Key F.A. Signed:

George Wilson S

Key F.A.:

Javon Ringer RB

Jared Cook TE

Fernando Velasco OC

Deuce Lutui OG

Leroy Harris OG

SenDerrick Marks DT

Will Witherspoon :B

Gerald McRath LB

Ryan Mouton CB

Darius Reynaud ST/KR

Key F.A. Lost:

 

The Team: Titans look like they might be in pretty good position. They need some help in the secondary and on the O-Line. They should have their choice of Womack, Milliner, and Reid. I think either of the three would be a huge help for this team. Although, Barrett Jones could play all three interior O-Line positions for them at an All-Pro level.    

The Player: Womack is an old school thumper who can put a hurt on defenders. Like on the first play from the Championship game, he picked up the ILB and knocked him 7-yards sideways. 

The Reason: Right now Womack is the top rated of the three players who could start for them next year. Plus, he is rated higher by most other people. Your welcome Mr. Johnson.        

Second Choice: *Jarvis Jones OLB/PR

11.

Chargers

*Jarvis Jones-

OLB/PR Georgia

6-3, 240, 

OL, OLB, CB, WR, S, OT, LB, OG, LB. CB, OT, CB, DE, WR, NT, DB,   

Key FA:

Ronnie Brown RB

Danario Alexander WR (R)

Michael Spurlock WR/KR

Louis Vasques OG

Tyronne Green OG

Rex Hagnot OG

Shaun Phillips OLB

Antwan Barnes OLB

Domorrio WIlliams ILB

Gary Guyton ILB

Chris Carr CB

Quentin Jammer CB/FS

Antoine Cason CB

Corey Lynch S

Key F.A. Lost:

The Team: Chargers need a passrusher and the top rusher in the Draft drops to them because of medical concerns. Until I here different, I am going to say he is too risky for a top ten pick, though it break my heart. 

This team has some very big needs. Most will be meet in FA. However, the O-Line is wretched and could really use as many as four new starters. If one of the big three OLTs drop they will gleefully grab him up.  

The Player: Jones is just a phenomenal Passrusher. Just when I thought Von Miller was the best by far I would ever see, Jones jumps off the Tape. He is not as good as Miller, but he sure is a close second. Struggles at the point of attack sometimes, but other than that he is superior in all other aspects of his position.  

The Reason: They best player in the Draft at 11.  

Second Choice: Jonathon Cooper OG

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