April 11, 2013

2013 NFL Mock Draft: Franklin a Good Fit for the Jets (Round 3)

#23 Johnathan Franklin, RB, UCLA

2013 NFL Mock Draft: Round 1 / Round 2 / Round 3
(Thursday, April 11, 2013)

63. Jonathan Bostic, ILB, Florida
Ht: 6-1 Wt: 238 lbs. | Class: Senior

Analysis: Some teams have second round grades on Bostic. Whatever the case, he fills a need at inside linebacker for Kansas City.

64. Khaseem Green, OLB, Rutgers
Ht: 6-1 Wt: 240 lbs. | Class: Senior

Analysis: Khaseem Green is a very talented prospect who fills a major need at outside linebacker for the Jaguars.

Previous Pick: D.J. Hayden, CB, Houston

65. D.J. Hayden, CB, Houston
Ht: 5-11 Wt: 189 lbs. | Class: Senior

Analysis: Hayden can easily be a top 50 pick, so in the third round the Lions would love to add him to their mediocre secondary.

Previous Pick: Jordan Poyer, CB, Oregon State

66. Dallas Thomas, OT/OG, Tennessee
Ht: 6-5 Wt: 306 lbs. | Class: Senior

Analysis: Oakland needs to make sure they upgrade their offensive line. They can start with Dallas Thomas, a versatile offensive lineman who does everything well.

Previous Pick: Mike Glennon, QB, North Carolina State

67. Kyle Long, OT/OG, Oregon
Ht: 6-6 Wt: 312 lbs. | Class: Senior

Analysis: Chip Kelly drafts one of his former offensive players here. Kyle Long is athletic, and versatile enough to play anywhere on the offensive line. Great fit in this offense.

68. Mike Glennon, QB, North Carolina State
Ht: 6-7 Wt: 222 lbs. | Class: Senior

Analysis: Since the new regime in Cleveland is not sold on Brandon Weeden, it wouldn't hurt if they took Mike Glennon in the third round. A strong armed quarterback with a good skill set, he's worth the gamble.

Previous Pick: Vance McDonald, TE, Rice

69. Tyler Bray*, QB, Tennessee
Ht: 6-6 Wt: 229 lbs. | Class: Junior

Analysis: He won't be ready to start right away, but similar to Brock Osweiler, Tyler Bray can play behind a veteran quarterback like Carson Palmer for a few years while he develops.

70. Barrett Jones, OG/C, Alabama
Ht: 6-5 Wt: 309 lbs. | Class: Senior

Analysis: Barrett Jones was once considered a first round pick, but the Titans would be happy if he falls to them, They can plug him in immediately at either guard or center.

Previous Pick: Sam Montgomery, DE, Louisiana State

71. Sio Moore, OLB, Connecticut
Ht: 6-1 Wt: 245 lbs. | Class: Senior

Analysis: Sio Moore is a versatile linebacker who does plenty of things well. The Bills need another linebacker, and Moore could be the player they hope Manny Lawson will be.

72. Johnathan Franklin, RB, UCLA
Ht: 5-10 Wt: 196 lbs. | Class: Senior

Analysis: Johnathan Franklin is generating serious buzz, and receiving Frank Gore comparisons. He's a great fit in Marty Mornhinweg's offense, and they really like the UCLA running back.

73. Jordan Reed*, TE, Florida
Ht: 6-3 Wt: 236 lbs. | Class: Junior

Analysis: Jordan Reed is a dynamic pass catching tight end similar to Aaron Hernandez. Reed makes sense because the Bucs are trying to give Josh Freeman more weapons.

74. Jordan Poyer, CB, Oregon State
Ht: 6-0 Wt: 190 lbs. | Class: Senior
(via Carolina)

Analysis: Jordan Poyer is a solid corner with good ball skills. The 49ers need cornerback depth and Poyer should become a starter for them in the future.

Previous Pick: Logan Ryan, CB, Rutgers

75. Jamie Collins, DE/OLB, Southern Mississippi
Ht: 6-4 Wt: 250 lbs. | Class: Senior

Analysis: Jamie Collins tested as the most athletic player at the combine. He can be a long term solution at outside linebacker as a pass rusher.

76. David Bakhtiari*, OG/OT, Colorado
Ht: 6-5 Wt: 303 lbs. | Class: Junior

Analysis: The Chargers should continue addressing their offensive line. Someone who can play multiple positions on the offensive line like David Bakhtiari in the third round makes sense.

Previous Pick: Giovani Bernard, RB, North Carolina

77. Blidi Wreh-Wilson, CB, Connecticut
Ht: 6-1 Wt: 195 lbs. | Class: Senior

Analysis: The Dolphins have to take a corner in the first three rounds. Blidi Wreh-Wilson has an outside shot of being a first round pick, so the value is good in the middle of round three.

Previous Pick: Dallas Thomas, OG/OT, Tennessee

78. Le'Veon Bell*, RB, Michigan State
Ht: 6-2 Wt: 229 lbs. | Class: Junior

Analysis: Drafting a running back in the first three rounds is probably a priority for them. A back like Le'Veon bell could be a good fit.

Previous Pick: Khaseem Green, OLB, Rutgers

79. Montee Ball, RB, Wisconsin
Ht: 5-11 Wt: 210 lbs. | Class: Senior

Analysis: Montee Ball is a jack of all trades, as he does everything well. Pittsburgh will target a running back early on and Ball seems like a good fit.

80. Margus Hunt, DE, Southern Methodist
Ht: 6-9 Wt: 282 lbs. | Class: Senior

Analysis: The Cowboys have been spending a lot of time with SMU defensive end Margus Hunt, and there seems to be legitimate interest. I'd love to seem them take Hunt in the third round.

Previous Pick: D.J. Swearinger, FS, South Carolina

81. Vance McDonald, TE, Rice
Ht: 6-6 Wt: 268 lbs. | Class: Senior

Analysis: Adding another tight end is certainly a possibility, and Vance McDonald would be a great addition to the Giants' offense.

Previous Pick: Kiko Alonso, OLB, Oregon

82. John Jenkins, DT, Georgia
Ht: 6-4 Wt: 343 lbs. | Class: Senior
(via Chicago)

Analysis: Jenkins is a potential first round pick, but would be a steal for a team like the Dolphins who could use a future starter at the position.

83. Sanders Commings, CB, Georgia
Ht: 6-1 Wt: 216 lbs. | Class: Senior

Analysis: Sanders Commings looks like a potential draft day riser. Commings moves well for a big corner and could also play safety as well as corner at the next level.

Previous Pick: Barrett Jones, OG/C, Alabama

84. Corey Lemomier*, DE, Auburn
Ht: 6-3 Wt: 255 lbs. | Class: Junior

Analysis: The Bengals have the luxury of drafting a pass rusher here. Corey Lemonier has great upside as a pass rusher, and could work his way into the rotation early.

Previous Pick: Shamarko Thomas, SS, Syracuse

85. D.J. Swearinger, FS, South Carolina
Ht: 5-10 Wt: 205 lbs. | Class: Senior

Analysis: Swearinger is a solid second day pick. He can cover, force turnovers, and is very versatile.

Previous Pick: Bacarri Rambo, FS, Georgia

86. Quinton Patton, WR, Louisiana Tech
Ht: 6-0 Wt: 202 lbs. | Class: Senior

Analysis: Quinton Patton has some similarities to Colts receiver Reggie Wayne. Considering the fact that Wayne is getting older, finding his eventual replacement makes a lot of sense.

87. Kiko Alonso, OLB, Oregon
Ht: 6-3 Wt: 235 lbs. | Class: Senior

Analysis: Kiko Alonso could be a solid 4-3 outside linebacker in the NFL. Seattle needs an upgrade.

Previous Pick: Trevardo Williams, DE/OLB, Oregon

88. Shamarko Thomas, SS, Syracuse
Ht: 5-9 Wt: 214 lbs. | Class: Junior

Analysis: Shamarko Thomas is another solid day two safety who could come off the board earlier than this. Look for the Packers to upgrade at safety.

Previous Pick: Le'Veon Bell, RB, Michigan State

89. Brandon Williams, NT, Missouri Southern State
Ht: 6-1 Wt: 332 lbs. | Class: Senior

Analysis: Every successful 3-4 defense needs a solid nose tackle, which is what Brandon Williams is. He's improved his stock over the last couple months and could go higher than this.

90. Andre Ellington, RB, Clemson
Ht: 5-9 Wt: 199 lbs. | Class: Senior

Analysis: Andre Ellington can be a three down back despite his size because he's go good as a pass protector. Good pick up in the third round.

Previous Pick: Margus Hunt, DE, Southern Methodist

91. Terrance Williams, WR, Baylor
Ht: 6-2 Wt: 207 lbs. | Class: Senior

Analysis: After not taking a receiver in the first two rounds, Terrance Williams falls to the Patriots. Go figure.

92. Travis Kelce, TE, Cincinnati
Ht: 6-5 Wt: 255 lbs. | Class: Senior

Analysis: Even after re-signing Tony Gonzalez, the Falcons should target a tight end on day two at least. Besides past off the field issues, Travis Kelce is a good pick here.

93. Da'Rick Rogers*, WR, Tennessee Tech
Ht: 6-3 Wt: 219 lbs. | Class: Junior

Analysis: The 49ers get a receiver with the potential to be a star in Da'Rick Rogers. Once again, they have that kind of luxury.

Previous Pick: Corey Lemonier, DE/OLB, Auburn

94. Bacarri Rambo, FS, Georgia
Ht: 6-0 Wt: 209 lbs. | Class: Senior

Analysis: Bacarri Rambo is a physical safety with good ball skills. He could be a solid replacement for Ed Reed.

Previous Pick: Da'Rick Rogers, WR, Tennessee Tech

95. Trevardo Williams, DE/OLB, Connecticut
Ht: 6-1 Wt: 241 lbs. | Class: Senior

Analysis: Trevardo Williams would be a great pick late in the third round, as the Texans could use another pass rusher.

Previous Pick: T.J. McDonald, FS, Southern California

96. Tyler Wilson, QB, Arkansas
Ht: 6-2 Wt: 215 lbs. | Class: Senior

Analysis: Kansas City will still draft a quarterback at some point. Scouts inside the organization love Tyler Wilson, and I don't see him sliding any further.

97. Cornelius Washington, DE, Georgia
Ht: 6-4 Wt: 263 lbs. | Class: Senior

Analysis: Cornelius Washington might not get out of the third round. I'd be surprised if the Titans didn't take a defensive end in the first three rounds.

Previous Pick: Marquise Goodwin, WR, Texas