Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Preseason 2013 NFL Mock Draft: 1-10

1. Minnesota Vikings: QB Matt Barkley: Christian Ponder will have improved in 2012, but not enough to resurrect this franchise. With Barkley available, it is hard to turn down the Heisman front runner.

2. Cleveland Browns: DE Sam Montgomery: Cleveland may have finished second overall in pass defense, but they did not fair well when defending the run. At 6'4",  Sam Montgomery will make opposing offenses run the ball up the middle due to his ferocious mentality.

3. Jacksonville Jaguars: QBTyler Wilson: Jacksonville would have loved to select Matt Barkley, but now that he is off the board, they will settle with quarterback Tyler Wilson. Wilson will have proved he can compete in the SEC, and therefore deserves a top 5 pick.

4. St. Louis Rams: WR Robert Woods: In two consecutive drafts, the St. Louis Rams missed out on a rookie wide receiver. First, it was Julio Jones, then Justin Blackmon, and even Michael Floyd. However, Robert Woods will give Sam Bradford a lethal weapon at the receiver position.

5. Indianapolis Colts: DE Barkevious Mingo: The Colts rebuilt their offense in last year's draft, so now it is time to improve their defense. Barkevious Mingo is a fabulous all around pass rusher, and will be a superb defensive end when along side Dwight Freeney.

6. Miami Dolphins: DE/OLB Jarvis Jones: The biggest need entering 2012 is to fill the hole at defenseive end. Cameron Wake appears to be the lone pass rusher on this team, and if they wish to do better than 25 overall in pass defense, Jarvin Jones is the correct choice.

7. St. Louis Rams: OT Taylor Lewan: Now that St. Louis has taken a wide receiver, there next biggest need is an offensive lineman. For a team who ranked dead last in sacks allowed, offensive lineman Taylor Lewan has the size necessary to succeed in the NFL.

8. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: NT Star Lotulelei: Tampa Bay did a great job of addressing their offense in 2011. Now, they must improve their 32 rush defense, and they can start by drafting nose tackle Star Lotulelei.

9. Oakland Raiders: CB David Amerson: Ever since Nnadmi Asomghu left town, Oakland has not filled the hole by their star corner. Now, the Raiders have the opportunity to draft a youthful defensive back by the name of David Amerson, who tied the ACC interception record in 2011.

10. Tennessee Titans: DE Jackson Jeffcoat: There is absolutely no depth behind the Tennessee pass rush, one who ranked 31st in sacks. Jackson Jeffcoat is 6'5" and 235 pounds, the perfect size for any defensive end. Hopefully, he can be a key factor in the Titans success by 2013.

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