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NFL Draft Net: 2013 NFL Mock Draft Updated
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We have made our first update of the new year to our 2013 NFL Mock Draft. Here is how the first five picks pan out…
*1.1 Kansas City Chiefs: Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia
This pick is up in the air for a few reasons. First, we donít know Scott Pioliís future, which will have an impact on the decision process. Second, while QB is a major need for the Chiefs, it is not a great QB class this year. Third, Geno Smithís showcase in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl did not go well. While we got a look at what he may look like playing in the snow at Arrowhead, there were more questions than answers in the game. At this time we are sticking with Smith because the Chiefs donít have much choice. Itís easy to say trade out, but the second most importance piece of that puzzle is someone wanting to pay to trade in.
1.2 Jacksonville Jaguars: Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia
As is the case on a seemingly yearly basis, the Jaguars could use help in several areas. Jones would add a dynamic player to the defense. The safer pick my be to go with Lotulelei at Defensive Tackle, but Jones can add a spark in more areas of the field. His instincts are solid and will be an instant help to the pass rush.
1.3 Oakland Raiders:*Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah
Oakland benefits from whoever the Jags pass on. Lotulelei is the kind of player that you can plug in right away and have years of exceptional performance. He is the top prospect on our big board. In this new era of Raiders football it is okay to make the safe pick and leave the risks for later.
1.4 Philadelphia Eagles:*Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M
Itís a new era in*Philadelphia. The reported coaching prospects are offensive minded. The Eagles are not short on offensive weapons at most skill positions. QB is very arguable and as prospects rise through the draft process we will hear names falling here. With that, we look to the offensive line and the best prospect on the board. Joeckel is a welcomed addition to a line that needs the help.
1.5 Detroit Lions:*Manti Teío, MLB, Notre Dame
There is little question that the Lions can run with other teams on offense. However, the defensive side of the ball has to play too. The Lions were the 6th worst team in points*allowed *in 2012. This pick could easily be a pass rusher, but we are looking in the middle on the second level. Teío is one of those players that can not only be exceptional at his position, but also as a leader on and off the field.
The Rest of the Mock Draft HERE
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