You didn't really think it was over did you? After watching every college football game, every highlight video, reading all the scouting reports, writing millions of comments, and sitting through each pick over the last three days, you didn't think of taking a break did you? Of course you didn't! Neither did we at Mocking the Draft, so we're going to start getting familiar with the potential prospects that will be available in the 2013 NFL Draft.
We're going to focus more on the prospects and their possible draft position, so before you run to the comment section, know the teams are ORDERED RANDOMLY and in no way reflect anyone's opinion about how or who your team picked in the draft or how we feel they will do next season. Just embracing a little Chaos Theory. So much can happen before the CFB season even starts to change this, so really its more of a "guys to keep an eye on" mock.
1. Oakland Raiders - QB Tyler Wilson, Arkansas - Wilson has been every bit the producer that Mallett was in that Arkansas system with the added bonus that Wilson is no slouch athletically. Should be interesting to see how he adjusts to new coaches and new WR weapons.
2. Arizona Cardinals - QB Logan Thomas, VTech - Thomas has the potential to be compared to Cam Newton/Ben Roethlisberger in the upcoming season. The big bodied athlete could be leading the Hokies to another big postseason berth.
3. Cleveland Browns - QB Matt Barkley, USC - Barkley may be the QB who did the most in college and suffers the most post-season scrutiny leading up to the draft. He doesn't have the size of most top QB prospects, but has produced in an NFL system surrounded with NFL players.
4. New Orleans Saints - DE Alex Okafor, Texas - A speedy edge rusher whose a bit of a tweener. Regardless, he can be a terror off the edge in any system, especially with the talent returning in Texas.
5. Indianapolis Colts - OLB Jarvis Jones - Jones doesn't have to worry about whether he'll be a 3-4OLB or a 4-3 DE. He's a 3-4 guy all the way and will be a disruptive force on the edge.
6. Minnesota Vikings - WR Robert Woods, USC - Ok, this is one pairing that I actually hope happens. Woods is the most NFL ready WR in the college ranks. Hands, routes, and production to match, its very unlikely this underclassman returns to school after the 2012 season.
7. Miami Dolphins - DE/OLB Barkevious Mingo, LSU - Another pass rusher with 3-4 athleticism. He'll be the lynchpin of the Tiger defense and has one of the best names in a long time.
8. St. Louis Rams - ILB Manti Te'o, Notre Dame - Te'o is a great mixture of Donta Hightower's physicality and Luke Kuechly's athleticism. Could be the next highly drafted interior linebacker.
9. St. Louis Rams - RB Marcus Lattimore, South Carolina - Too bad for Lattimore, who suffered an injury at the beginning of last season (a theme with RBs in 2013) because he has just as much talent as Trent Richardson who went 3rd overall.
10. Kansas City Chiefs - OT Seantrel Henderson, Miami - Henderson is a mammoth tackle with the strength and speed to play on the edge.
11. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - CB David Amerson, NC State - Lead CFB in interceptions and has the size that will have people questioning whether he is the best corner or best free safety in the draft.
12. Jacksonville Jaguars - CB Dee Milliner, Alabama - Another big, physically gifted cornerback who will have to step up with most of his teammates being drafted this weekend.
13. Chicago Bears - OT D.J. Fluker, Alabama - As much as the defense was the driving force in their championship run in 2012, the offense will be carrying the team this year. A lot of that work will be done on the Tide OL and Fluker is their best.
14. Cincinnati Bengals - RB Knile Davis, Arkansas - At least Lattimore had a chance to take a hand off or two before he suffered his injury, Kniles went down in camp and never played a down. He'll be itching for a big season.
15. Philadelphia Eagles - WR Marquess Wilson, Washington State - Another PAC12 offensive weapon. Wilson is already good, now he's going to be the featured WR in a Mike Leach offense. He had 4 catches for 146 yards and a touchdown in WSU'a spring game.
16. Buffalo Bills - DE Sam Montgomery, LSU - Montgomery plays opposite Mingo and is just as much a athlete and disruptive force as his counterpoint.
17. San Diego Chargers - CB/S Tyrann Mathieu, LSU - Mathieu's size and ability to line up against bigger WRs will be his biggest deterrent. Has the physicality and big play ability for a slot corner/rover position.
18. Seattle Seahawks - TE Tyler Eifert, Notre Dame - Another talented pass catcher for the Golden Domers. Eifert can handle blocking as well and reminds many evaluators of former Fighting Irish TE Kyle Rudolph.
19. Tennessee Titans - OG Barrett Jones, Alabama - Another OL prospect from the Crimson Tide. Jones is a nasty interior lineman whose positional value is increasing parallel to the value of interior pass rushers.
20. Carolina Panthers - CB Jonathan Banks, Mississippi State - Another big bodied CB from the SEC. He's a physical CB not afraid to get after it in the run game and as a blitzer.
21. Baltimore Ravens - S Bacarri Rambo, Georgia - The safety talent depth looks better than the past few seasons and Rambo is one of the better ones. Needs to keep his nose clean off the field to hear his name called this high.
22. Detroit Lions - LB Nico Johnson, Alabama - Hey did you know that Alabama has good defensive prospects? Good thing you read this then. Johnson has some big shoes to fill and stepping up to the challenge will determine his value.
23. New York Jets - DE/OLB Brandon Jenkins, FSU - Jenkins was thought of as a first round draft pick this year before returning to school. Could be a couple FSU defenders in the 1st round before its all said and done.
24. Dallas Cowboys - DT/DE Kawann Short, Purdue - Short is a strong interior presence on the defensive line. More of a disruptor than an anchor.
25. Denver Broncos - DT Star Lotulelei, Utah - Star is the bigger anchor NT, but he also has the athleticism to make plays in the backfield and along the LOS.
26. San Francisco 49ers - CB Johnny Adams, Michigan State - Adams is a cover corner that has the skills to be one of the best CBs in the draft class. He doesn't have the size of the other CBs mentioned, but he can keep up and blanket bigger WRs on the outside.
27. Houston Texans - WR Da'Rick Rogers, Tennessee - Another HWS WR. He'll benefit from having one of the better QB prospects throwing to him.
28. Atlanta Falcons - WR Cobi Hambilton, Arkansas - Same situation as Rogers. Cobi is a HWS WR who should benefit not just from having a great QB, he is also going to benefit from the departure of three other Arkansas WRs this weekend.
29. Pittsburgh Steelers - OLB Jonathan Brown, Illinois - What would a mock be without a Fightin' Illini? Brown's stats playing on that talented squad in Champagne are worth keeping an eye on: had 19.5 TFL and 6 sacks in 2011.
30. Green Bay Packers - ILB Arthur Brown, Kansas Sate - Another tackling machine, Brown is the leader of the Wildcat D. He is also related to 2012 7th round draft pick RB Bryce Brown.
31. NE Patriots - WR Keenan Allen, Cal - Maybe the best hands and body control of the WRs mentioned here, Allen is the Cal offense. PAC12 has some offense East Coasters, its worth it staying up to watch those late games.
32. New York Giants - DE Devin Taylor, South Carolina - A physical freak on an SEC defense at a premium position. If he can show consistent production across from Freshman (now Sophomore) phenom Jadeveon Clowney.