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    2013 NFL Mock Draft: Big Trades Highlight Exciting First Round

    728261Everyone is taking their turns completing .  I thought I’d take a shot at being GM for a day and had a lot of fun adding trades.

    Let me know what you think…

    1. Kansas City Chiefs: Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M

    is putting his touches on this team and gets a franchise caliber in the process.

    2. : Ezekiel Ansah, DE, BYU

    “Ziggy” is an athletic freak that is worthy of the second overall pick as a raw talent. Imagine when he reaches his potential.

    3. Oakland Raiders: Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida

    Floyd is a dynamic interior lineman who does everything well. An instant upgrade for a depleted defensive line looking for an identity.

    4. Philadelphia Eagles: Dion Jordan, LB, Oregon

    Chip Kelly is very familiar with Jordan who has already proven he can thrive in Kelly’s .

    5. Detroit Lions: Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan

    I don’t think that the Lions can turn away from the ability to add an elite caliber to their troubled .

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    6. : Chance Warmack, OG, Alabama

    Warmack is a beast of an offensive guard that knows Trent Richardson well.

    7. – Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma

    The Cardinals need help on the offensive line and Lane Johnson represents the last of the top-tier tackles.

    8. – Dee Millner, CB, Alabama

    (Atlanta trades #30, #60, 2014 first to Buffalo for #8)

    The Falcons lost Brent Grimes in free agency and had a depleted secondary last year. Millner has potential to be the next shut-down corner.

    9. – Barkevious Mingo, LB, LSU

    Mingo is a pass-rushing monster who will thrive in Rex Ryans multiple-front .

    10. Tennessee Titans – , S, Texas

    This may be early for Vaccaro but he’s easily the top safety and the Titans have a legitimate need at the position.

    11. – Jonathan Cooper, OG, UNC

    The Chargers need help on the offensive line and Cooper is an athletic, versatile guard who can develop into one of the league’s best.

    12. Miami Dolphins – Xavier Rhodes, CB, FSU

    The Dolphins added Brent Grimes in the offseason but need some stability to a weak secondary.

    13. New York Jets – Tavon Austin, WR, WVU

    The Jets badly need a playmaker to make their dangerous, in Austin they grab the drafts best.

    14. Carolina Panthers – , DT, Utah

    Lotulelei’s stock took a hit at the combine after a medical screening showed heart irregularities. Now he’s out to prove he’s dominant and the Panthers are lucky to nab him so late.

    15. – Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia

    Jones has become underrated in this draft somehow. A high-motor and elite pass rush skills will pair with above-average recognition to terrorize offenses.

    16. St. Louis Rams – Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee

    The Rams invested in Brian Quick and Chris Givens last year but both are developing slowly while the Rams need players now.

    17. Trade – 49ers – , DT, Missouri

    (S.F. trades #31, #61, #131 and #180 for Pittsburgh for #17)

    The 49ers jump the Cowboys for Richardson who will be a pass-rushing phenom in a stacked defense.

    18. Trade – Minnesota – Alec Ogletree, ILB, Georgia

    (Minn trades #25, #83 to Dallas for #18)

    Minnesota gives up their first (25th)and third to jump the for Ogletree who is a versatile defender with speed and toughness.

    19. New York Giants – Kevin Minter, ILB, LSU

    The Giants need a tough who can anchor the unit into the future.

    20. – D.J. Fluker, OT, Alabama

    The Bears need to upgrade their position. Fluker is a nasty road-grading tackle who will help Matt Forte return to form.

    21. Cincinnatti Bengals – Johnathan Cyprien, S, Florida Int’l

    Cyprien is a do it all safety who upgrades a defense that needs to be solidified to be true contenders.

    22. St. Louis Rams – Matt Elam, S, Florida

    Elam is a short safety but is fierce with good range. The Rams have needed stability in the defensive backfield and hope that Elam will be the answer long-term.

    23. – Kennan Allen, WR, California

    The Vikings need to replace the production of Percy Havin. Allen is a big, speedy receiver who adds a dangerous weapon to a pass deficient team.

    24. Indianapolis Colts – Bjoern Werner, DE, FSU

    The Colts are old on the defensive line. Werner gives them a special defensive end who can harass the young quarterbacks in their division.

    25. (From Minn) – , DT, UNC

    The Cowboys would have considered Williams at 18, so they’re happy he’s here now. Williams is a versatile lineman who can play the 1- or 3-technique and anchor this defense into the future.

    26. TRADE – Philadelphia Eagles – , QB, WVU

    (Philadelphia trades #35, #67 and #101 to Green Bay for #25, #88 and #167)

    The Eagles have to give up bit but they get the best overall quarterback in this draft and get someone who can make Chip Kelly’s offense effective for years to come.

    27. Houston Texans – Robert Woods, WR, USC

    The Texans aren’t getting any younger at WR…

    28. – Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington

    The Broncos need to start thinking about the future at the position. Trufant is a scrappy, physical young CB with great upside.

    29. – Jamar Taylor, CB, Boise State

    The Patriots need help in the secondary, they take the best CB available.

    30. Buffalo (From ATL) – Ryan Nassib, QB, Syracuse

    The Bills get their guy and add an additional second round pick to help them build their team.

    31. – Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee

    The Steelers need help at the receiver position due to the loss of Mike Wallace. They’re happy they can still land Hunter after a risky trade down.

    32. Baltimore Ravens – Manti Te’o, ILB, Notre Dame

    The Ravens would have looked elsewhere if Rolando McClain didn’t’ get in more legal trouble. Te’o has issues of his own but the Ravens need to look at a replacement for Ray Lewis.

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    Bo Martin
    Bo Martin
    Former Sports Writer. Veteran. Serving veterans is my passion. Johns Hopkins Student. Enjoy Discussing Politics and sports!

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