On Guard!: Chance Warmack takes the Top Spot in My Latest Mock (1-10)

Posted: March 17, 2013 in Draft, NFL, Sports
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Chiefs select G Chance Warmack:

Well, turns out the Chiefs were higher on Albert than I gave them credit for. He’s been franchised for 2013 and they’re still trying to hammer out a long term deal with him, which puts Joeckel and Fisher out of the running. Warmack is considered one of the best prospects in this draft (regardless of position) and the Chiefs could use the upgrade on the inside.

Jaguars select CB Dee Milliner:

I know, I shout about how the Jag need a LT and then as soon as people start to agree I change my mind. This pick could still go to the line, but Eugene Monroe held his own at LT last year and the Jags have cleaned out the secondary since my first posting. Milliner provides a fit for Gus Bradley’s scheme and gives them a solid building block for the defense regardless of the front.

Raiders select DL Shariff Floyd

I stand by the Raiders taking Floyd, though if Milliner is available I think he’s a consideration. If Floyd goes to the Chiefs as some suspect this pick likely goes to Dion Jordan or Jarvis Jones.

Eagles select OLB Dion Jordan

This might make too much sense and with King Dunlap signing with San Diego, athletic Tackle Eric Fisher is a possibility here, but I still like Jordan’s skill set and knowledge of Kelly’s defense to put him over the top.

Lions select LT Luke Joeckel

I don’t think Joeckel is the first choice necessarily, but with Jeff Backus retired, Joeckel pairs well with last years top pick Riley Reiff keeping big money QB Matt Stafford safe.

Browns select QB Geno Smith

The Browns don’t want Brandon Weeden, and while he’ll likely stay with the team through 2013, I don’t expect him to make it to a third year with the Browns. Smith has the arm to excel in Norv Turner’s offense and the type of speed that Head Coach Rob Chudinski will covet. I also expect the Browns to make a run at recently released WR Brandon Lloyd.

Cardinals select LT Eric Fisher

The Cardinals need to upgrade the offensive line, and they’ll take the best tackle here whether it’s Fisher, Joeckel or Johnson. I don’t buy Geno Smith here. Hoyer and Stanton are both back-ups who never got a fair shake as starters, so maybe they’ll surprise us, more likely though, I don’t think the Cards will see enough separation between Smith and the next few guys and will take their chance in the second or third round.

Bills select G Johnathan Cooper:

Andy Levitre leaves a hole in the Bills line, and I think they make plugging it a top priority here. Cooper can come in and play at a high level immediately which will allow the Bills to continue to get maximum production out of Fred Jackson and CJ Spiller.

Jets select WR Robert Woods:

The Jets have a lot of needs on defense and if they go that way I like Kenny Vacarro as a versatile safety who can help in run and pass (as well as soften the blow of a Revis departure.) But first I think the Jets need to upgrade their offensive weaponry. Woods may not be the fastest WR on the board, but he has good natural hands and will excel at running the intermediate routes necessary in new OC Marty Morningweg’s West Coast offense. The same can’t be said of last year’s 2nd round pick Stephen Hill or even of the Jets current number 1 receiver Santonio Holmes. If the Jets expect Sanchez to improve, they need to give him someone to throw to. Cordarelle Patterson (who went at #6 in my last draft) isn’t vas polished running routes, and trends too similar to Hill’s skill set. Similarly, Tavon Austin (who went at #8 in my last draft) has a skill set similar to Jeremy Kerley.

Titans select S Kenny Vaccaro

If the Jets do pass on Vaccoro, he won’t fall far proving a significant upgrade to the Titans secondary which sorely missed CB Cortland Finnegan (who followed Jeff Fisher to the Rams) last year.

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