It's far too early to think about the 2013 NFL Draft, right? Wrong.
It's never too early to start gathering information and doing some homework when it comes to the NFL Draft. So, why not put together a way too early 2013 NFL Mock Draft?
The following mock draft includes a projected draft order based on my current power rankings, so feel free to give me hell in the comments. I also did not include explanations just yet. This is a preliminary outline of who I think are some of the best players eligible for next years draft. I have a year's worth of homework to do, and so much will change between now and then, so it's not worth going into too much detail on this.
Take this for what it is; a list of names to keep an eye on. Comment away on how stupid the order is or which players I should have included. For the record, I'm aware that Landry Jones is not included. He has a lot to prove before I put him in the first round of my mock.
I'm looking forward to discussing this with you guys, and stay tuned throughout the summer for updates and scouting notes on tons of 2013 prospects. And ultimately, how these guys play in the fall will determine how the actual first round will look. Plenty of these guys will take big time tumbles down the board.
|1. Cleveland Browns - Robert Woods - Wide Receiver - USC|
|2. Miami Dolphins - Jarvis Jones - Linebacker - Georgia|
|3. Oakland Raiders - Matt Barkley - Quarterback - USC|
|4. Indianapolis Colts - Jake Matthews - Offensive Tackle - Texas A&M|
|5. Minnesota Vikings - David Amerson - Cornerback - N.C. State|
|6. Arizona Cardinals - Tyler Bray - Quarterback - Tennessee|
|7. St. Louis Rams (via Washington Redskins) - D.J. Fluker - Offensive Tackle - Alabama|
|8. Buffalo Bills - Aaron Murray - Quarterback - Georgia|
|9. St. Louis Rams - Marcus Lattimore - Running Back - South Carolina|
|10. Seattle Seahawks - Marquess Wilson - Wide Receiver - Washington State|
|11. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Xavier Rhodes - Cornerback - Florida State|
|12. Jacksonville Jaguars - Sam Montgomery - Defensive End - LSU|
|13. Carolina Panthers - Kawann Short - Defensive Tackle - Purdue|
|14. Cincinnati Bengals - Manti Te'o - Linebacker - Notre Dame|
|15. New York Jets - Tyler Wilson - Quarterback - Arkansas|
|16. Tennessee Titans - DeMarcus Milliner - Cornerback - Alabama|
|17. New Orleans Saints - Bjoern Werner - Defensive End - Florida State|
|18. Philadelphia Eagles - Keenan Allen - Wide Receiver - California|
|19. Kansas City Chiefs - Logan Thomas - Quarterback - Virginia Tech|
|20. Dallas Cowboys - Ricky Wagner - Offensive Tackle - Wisconsin|
|21. San Diego Chargers - Barrett Jones - Guard - Alabama|
|22. Pittsburgh Steelers - Seantrel Henderson - Offensive Tackle - Miami|
|23. Denver Broncos - Tyrann Mathieu - Defensive Back - LSU|
|24. Atlanta Falcons - Knile Davis - Running Back - Arkansas|
|25. Chicago Bears - Oday Aboushi - Offensive Tackle - Virginia|
|26. Baltimore Ravens - Alex Okafor - Defensive End - Texas|
|27. San Francisco 49ers - Brandon Jenkins - DE/OLB - Florida State|
|28. New York Giants - Alex Hurst - Offensive Tackle - LSU|
|29. Detroit Lions- Montee Ball - Running Back - Wisconsin|
|30. New England Patriots - Johnny Adams - Cornerback - Michigan State|
|31. Houston Texans - Jelani Jenkins - Linebacker - Florida|
|32. Green Bay Packers - Desmond Trufant - Cornerback - Washington|