September 18, 2012

2013 NFL Mock Draft: Week 3 Picks 1-16

Team rankings are based on ESPN's Week 3 Rankings

1.Cleveland Browns: Barkevious Mingo, DE/OLB, Lousiana State
 Ht: 6'5 Wt: 240 lbs. | Class: Junior 

The Browns desperately need an upgrade opposite Jabaal Sheard. Frostee Rucker hasn't registered a season with more than 4 sacks and also hasn't been healthy enough to start a full season in his 7 years in the league. They could use a great pass rusher to add to their stout defense.

     2.Jacksonville Jaguars: Matt Barkley, QB, Southern California             Ht: 6'2 Wt: 230 lbs. | Class: Senior
In his 2 years in the league, Blaine Gabbert has been mediocre at best. The Jags need a better quarterback A.S.A.P. Barkley seemed pro-ready before last year's draft, and will definitely be the best quarterback taken in the 2013 NFL Draft.

3.Oakland Raiders: Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia Bulldogs
Ht: 6-3 Wt: 241 lbs. | Class: Junior
The Oakland Raiders ranked 29th in total defense in 2011. They could really use some leadership on the defensive side of the ball. In comes Jarvis Jones,  possibly the most talented player in the NFL draft could bring the defense back to its glory days of the 1980s.

4.Minnesota Vikings: Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah Utes
Ht: 6-4 Wt: 320 lbs. | Class: Senior
Kevin Williams will only have a year remaining on his contract by the start of the 2013 season. Even worse, Williams will be 33. It's time the Vikings add at the defensive tackle position and take some of the double-teams off of Jared Allen.

5.Kansas City Chiefs: Logan Thomas, QB, Virginia Tech Hokies
Ht: 6-3 Wt: 220 lbs. | Class: Senior
It's time that Kansas City admits the mistake of signing Matt Cassel. They need an upgrade. Period. Logan Thomas has the potential to be a top 5 pick and could possibly bring the Chiefs back to the playoffs.

6.Indianapolis Colts: Keenan Allen, WR, Califonia Golden Bears
Ht: 6-3 Wt: 210 lbs. | Class: Junior
 Let's be honest Reggie Wayne isn't getting any younger, and while he did sign an extension in 2012 the Colts need to find a successor to help out Luck and company. Keenan Allen is an ecstatic wide receiver with great speed and could bring some explosiveness to Indianapolis.
7.Tennessee Titans: Chance Warmack, OG, Alabama Crimson Tide 
Ht: 6-3 Wt: 320 lbs. | Class: Senior
 The Titans interior offensive line is struggling to say the least. LeRoy Harris is struggling with injury and the inability to run block. Chance Warmack can turn Chris Johnson's 1.1 yards per carry around. He's already opened up holes for former Alabama standouts Mark Ingram and Trent Richardson, and can do the same in the NFL.
8.Miami Dolphins: Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee Volunteers
Ht: 6-4 Wt: 200 lbs. | Class: Junior
The Dolphins are lacking in the receiver department after the departure of Brandon Marshall. Hunter is a receiver that Ryan Tannehill can build around. He has the size and speed to bring the Dolphins out of their playoff drought.

9.New Orleans Saints: Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama Crimson Tide
Ht: 6-1 Wt: 199 lbs. | Class: Junior

Alabama has had plenty of secondary players taken in the 1st round of the draft over the past couple of years, Dee Milliner could be the next big one. The Saints need a solid corner opposite Jabari Greer and Milliner could be their guy.

10.Saint Louis Rams: Johnathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State Buckeyes
Ht: 6-3 Wt: 322 lbs. | Class: Junior
Saint Louis ranked 31st in rush defense last year and need to improve if they want to be in the playoffs any time soon. "Big Hank" has the skills to help out that defense tremendously.

11.Buffalo Bills: Manti Te'o, MLB, Notre Dame Fighting Irish 
Ht: 6-2 Wt: 255 lbs. | Class: Senior
Who is Kelvin Sheppard again? Oh yeah he's the excuse of a middle linebacker that helped the Bills to the 28th ranked rush defense. The Bills could use some help at the linebacker spot and Te'o is the best coming out in this years draft. If he's still around at number 11 the Bills need to snatch him up.
12.Tampa Bay Buccaneers: David Amerson, CB, NC State State
With the aging Ronde Barber, the Bucs should probably start preparing for his retirement. Enter David Amerson. The All-American corner will do wonders for the defense after Barber retires.

13.Cleveland Browns (From Washington): Robert Woods, WR, USC
While Greg Little isn't terrible, the Browns could get a better receiver through the draft. Robert Woods has the potential to be the best receiver in the draft this year and the Browns would do great if he's still around at 13.

14.Carolina Panthers: Corey Lemonier, DE/OLB, Auburn Tigers
Lemonier is one of those hybrid players that can play either defensive end or outside linebacker. He is an excellent pass rusher and can help the Panthers contend for the NFC South.
15.New York Jets: Marcus Lattimore, RB, South Carolina Gamecocks 
Shonn Greene isn't getting it done, plain and simple. To help Mark Sanchez's passing game open up, he needs a great runningback. Marcus Lattimore is just a bonified play maker that has the chance to take it to the house any time he touches the ball.  
16.Seattle Seahawks: Johnathan Jenkins, DT, Georgia Bulldogs 
The Seahawks could use someone to help stop the run. Jenkins is a 6'4, 360 pound defensive tackle that has enough size to stop any running back. If he is still around by the Seahawk's pick they'd do great to grab him.