Posted April 25, 2013

2013 NFL Two-Round Mock Draft

NFL Draft
Barkevious Mingo, almost a top-5 pick? Don't count it out. (John Korduner/Icon SMI)

Barkevious Mingo, almost a top-5 pick? Don’t count it out. (John Korduner/Icon SMI)

The concern with filling out a mock draft this year is not so much how many picks I’ll get wrong (plenty, I know), but rather exactly how irrelevant my notions of team needs and wants will be once all this draft’s wheeling and dealing begins.

There are no trades in the two-round mock below — so, it’s not going to be an exact replica of Rounds 1 and 2 of the 2013 NFL Draft. But consider the players given to each team my best guess at those teams’ goals for the early rounds.

And here we go …

Round 1

1. Kansas City: Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M
2. Jacksonville: Dion Jordan, DE/OLB, Oregon
3. Oakland Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah
4. Philadelphia: Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan
5. Detroit: Ziggy Ansah, DE, BYU
6. Cleveland: Barkevious Mingo, DE/OLB, LSU
7. Arizona: Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma
8. Buffalo: Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia
9. New York Jets: Chance Warmack, G, Alabama
10. Tennessee: Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama
11. San Diego: Johnathan Cooper, G, North Carolina
12. Miami: Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame
13. New York Jets: Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia
14. Carolina: Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida
15. New Orleans: Kenny Vaccaro, S, Texas
16. St. Louis: Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee
17. Pittsburgh: Arthur Brown, LB, Kansas State
18. Dallas: Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri
19. New York Giants: Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State
20. Chicago: D.J. Fluker, OT, Alabama
21. Cincinnati: Eric Reid, S, LSU
22. St. Louis: Alec Ogletree, LB, Georgia
23. Minnesota: DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson
24. Indianapolis: Datone Jones, DE/DT, UCLA
25. Minnesota: Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina
26. Green Bay: Margus Hunt, DE/DT, SMU
27. Houston: Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee
28. Denver: Tank Carradine, DE, Florida State
29. New England: D.J. Hayden, CB, Houston
30. Atlanta: Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State
31. San Francisco: Matt Elam, S, Florida
32. Baltimore: Manti Te’o, LB, Notre Dame

Round 2

1. Jacksonville: Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia
2. San Francisco: Jesse Williams, DT, Alabama
3. Philadelphia: E.J. Manuel, QB, Florida State
4. Detroit: Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington
5. Cincinnati: Eddie Lacy, RB, Alabama
6. Arizona: Matt Barkley, QB, USC
7. New York Jets: Keenan Allen, WR, Cal
8. Tennessee: Larry Warford, G, Kentucky
9. Buffalo: Ryan Nassib, QB, Syracuse
10. Miami: Jamar Taylor, CB, Boise State
11. Tampa Bay: Vance McDonald, TE, Rice
12. Carolina: Robert Woods, WR, USC
13. San Diego: Johnathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State
14. St. Louis: Johnathan Franklin, RB, UCLA
15. Dallas: Menelik Watson, OT, Florida State
16. Pittsburgh: Zach Ertz, TE, Stanford
17. New York Giants: Damontre Moore, DE, Texas A&M
18. Chicago: Kevin Minter, LB, LSU
19. Washington: Johnathan Cyprien, S, FIU
20. Minnesota: Johnthan Banks, CB, Mississippi State
21. Cincinnati: Kyle Long, G/T, Oregon
22. Miami: Giovani Bernard, RB, North Carolina
23. Green Bay: Phillip Thomas, S, Fresno State
24. Seattle: Justin Pugh, G/T, Syracuse
25. Houston: Kiko Alonso, LB, Oregon
26. Denver: Darius Slay, CB, Mississippi State
27. New England: Quinton Patton, WR, Louisiana Tech
28. Atlanta: Jordan Poyer, CB, Oregon State
29. San Francisco: Travis Kelce, TE, Cincinnati
30. Baltimore: Stedman Bailey, WR, West Virginia

* Cleveland (supplemental draft) and New Orleans (NFL punishment) do not have second-round picks