Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Preseason 2013 NFL Mock Draft: 11-17

Justin Hunter
11. Arizona Cardinals: QB Logan Thomas: The Arizona quarterback situation is not one to be proud of when dealing with players like John Skelton and Kevin Kobb. Eventually, receivers Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd will get fed up, therefore want a new quarterback. Enter Logan Thomas.

12. Kansas City Chiefs: DT Johnathon Hankins: Kansas City is a pretty well rounded team, but they have trouble blowing past opposing team's offensive lines. Both the pass rush and rush defense struggled in 2011, and not much should change in 2012. Nose tackle Johnathon Hankins should be able to improve the two related issues.

13. Seattle Seahawks: WR Keenan Allen: Matt Flynn is clearly a hit or miss signing, but is likely to hold down the starting job for the next few years. Flynn will not have the same wide receivers as he did in Green Bay, and therefore the Seahawks will need to take immediate actions. What better way than to draft wide receiver Keenan Allen?

14. New York Jets: S Eric Reid: Often overlooked by football scouts and fans, Eric Reid is a spectacular safety, who can add youth to an aging secondary. Both Laron Landry and Yeremiah Bell are past their prime, so Reid appears to be the perfect pick.

15. Carolina Panthers: OT D.J. Fluker: For a team who will rely heavily on their offense, it will be important for Carolina's offensive line to protect their stars. D.J. Fluker's size allows him to overpower defensive lineman, and is the perfect man to shield Cam Newton.

16. San Diego Chargers: WR Justin Hunter: With both Vincent Jackson and possibly Malcolm Floyd gone (free agent in 2013), the Chargers need to find long term replacements. Sadly, Hunter suffered a season ending ACL tear in 2011, and there is no guarantee he can return to full strength. In the short span he was healthy for, this Tennessee wide receiver led the nation in yards per game, and can be a star in the NFL.

17. Buffalo Bills: CB Johnthan Banks: Though Buffalo drafted corner back Stephon Gilmore last April, another shutdown corner wouldn't hurt. Johnthan Banks is an extraordinary all around defender, and will only improve over time.

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