2013 NFL Mock Draft: Previewing Thursday night's madness

Stephen Dunn

A final guess at how the first round will play out.

As I sat down to pen my final mock draft of the season, it dawned on my. Just more than 24 hours separate us from the 2013 NFL Draft, and I'm no more certain about most of these picks than I was back in December. Granted I'm no Mel Kiper Jr., but this draft is as unpredictable as any I have ever seen. It should make for some greaet drama.

By now, you've been beaten over the head with mock draft after mock draft. I'll spare you a lengthy read and just fire the picks at you for my final version. If you want a pick explained, be sure to fire away in the comments or find me on Twitter.

DISCLAIMER: In the interest of trying to make this mock draft as accurate as possible, I have attempted to match teams with the players they will select. Despite the fact the there will be plenty of trades tomorrow night, I did not include those trades specifically.

FOR INSTANCE, Kenny Vaccaro will not drop to pick No. 31. However, I believe that the 49ers will make a move to get him. Other such instances occur in this mock draft, so use your imagination. It's easier for everyone to read if I don't fudge with the order by making trades.

I also want to take this chance to thank you all for reading our content throughout the year. It's been another exciting offseason, and we're glad you stop by SB Nation for your draft needs.

By the end of Thursday night, here is my best guess for which player each team ends up with:

# Round 1 - Team Player Pos. School
1 Kansas City Chiefs Luke Joeckel OT Texas A&M
2 Jacksonville Jaguars Ezekiel Ansah DE BYU
3 Oakland Raiders Star Lotulelei DT Utah
4 Philadelphia Eagles Barkevious Mingo DE/LB LSU
5 Detroit Lions Eric Fisher OT Central Michigan
6 Cleveland Browns Dee Milliner CB Alabama
7 Arizona Cardinals Dion Jordan OLB Oregon
8 Buffalo Bills Matt Barkley QB USC
9 New York Jets Geno Smith QB West Virginia
10 Tennessee Titans Jonathan Cooper G North Carolina
11 San Diego Chargers Lane Johnson OT Oklahoma
12 Miami Dolphins Tank Carradine DE Florida State
13 New York Jets (from TB) Jarvis Jones OLB Georgia
14 Carolina Panthers Tyler Eifert TE Notre Dame
15 New Orleans Saints Xavier Rhodes CB Florida State
16 St. Louis Rams Tavon Austin WR West Virginia
17 Pittsburgh Steelers Cordarrelle Patterson WR Tennessee
18 Dallas Cowboys Chance Warmack G Alabama
19 New York Giants D.J. Fluker OT Alabama
20 Chicago Bears Arthur Brown LB Kansas State
21 Cincinnati Bengals Eddie Lacy RB Alabama
22 St. Louis Rams (from WAS) John Cyprien S Florida International
23 Minnesota Vikings Sharrif Floyd DT Florida
24 Indianapolis Colts Sheldon Richardson DT Missouri
25 Minnesota Vikings (from SEA) DeAndre Hopkins WR Clemson
26 Green Bay Packers Bjoern Werner DE Florida State
27 Houston Texans Robert Woods WR USC
28 Denver Broncos Eric Reid S LSU
29 New England Patriots Keenan Allen WR California
30 Atlanta Falcons Desmond Trufant CB Washington
31 San Francisco 49ers Kenny Vaccaro S Texas
32 Baltimore Ravens Manti Te'o LB Notre Dame

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