17. Pittsburgh Steelers
If it was up to Ben Rothlisberger, Pittsburgh will be picking a wide receiver or an offensive lineman. Then they will go with a linebacker.
18. Dallas Cowboys
Jerry Jones will pick a player who will end up being a bust. It is what he does. Then he will over pay that player because Jerry Jones is never wrong.
19. New York Giants
According to my Giants’ loving friend, you can’t spell elite with out “Eli.” It is true, “Eli” is in the word “elite.” I hate that crap. With tight end Martellus Bennett signing with the Bears, the Giants will pick a Tight End.
TE, Notre Dame
20. Chicago Bears
The Chicago Bears are so trading out of the 1st round. They only have 5 Picks. But, let’s pretend that nobody wants to trade with them. Or Baltimore will trade with them and “forget” to fax it to the league office. Regardless, the Bears will make a pick at #20 in this mock draft. The Bears are not going to make a sexy pick. I have them picking a defensive tackle.
21. Cincinnati Bengals
I don’t know what to say about the Cincinnati Bengals. They have been putting a quality team on the field. At least they have been making it to the playoffs. They will go defense.
22. St. Louis Rams (from Washington)
St. Louis is on the clock again. Good for them. Another best available player.
DT, North Carolina
23. Minnesota Vikings
Come on Vikings, it is time to waste your 1st round pick by reaching for a player again? Please? Can you do that?
ILB, Notre Dame
24. Indianapolis Colts
From the #1 pick in 2012 to the #24 pick in 2013, I would have to say that Indianapolis did a mighty fine job drafting last year. Andrew Luck is the real deal. I have them drafting a pass rusher.
25. Minnesota Vikings (From Seattle Seahawks)
I have a feeling that the Vikings will now choose a wide receiver to replace the one they traded in order to get this pick from Seattle.
26. Green Bay Packers
Stupid Packers. You might as well chalk up another pro bowl pick. Ted Thomson is just killing it with draft picks every year. Maybe that is why the Bears picked Shea McClellin. They thought Ted Thomson was targeting him so they figured he would be awesome.
27. Houston Texans
I will give the Texans a lot of credit. They had to battle Payton Manning and the Colts for a long time, and now that they finally are on top, here comes Andrew Luck and the Colts. The Texans window is closing fast. Their defense is great, and so is their offense.
28. Denver Broncos
I think that Denver needs to go defense with this pick.
DE/OLB, Texas A&M
29. New England Patriots
New England will pick a player who will do his job.
CB, Boise State
30. Atlanta Falcons
I am thinking that the Falcons are going to go tight end.
31. San Francisco 49ers
Man, San Francisco has so many picks this year. I am just in awe. They are probably going to trade their pick for even more picks next year.
CB, Mississippi State
32. Baltimore Ravens
We know they won’t be selecting a quarterback with the 32nd pick, but they can use every other position on the roster. They will go defense and pick a safety this year.