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We are exactly nine days from the 2013 NFL Draft and next week we may see the release of the 2013 NFL Schedule on NFL Network. For football fans, this truly is the most exciting part of the early offseason. Once the schedule is released we will get to pencil in games to look forward to and in just over a week, we will look at placing rookies in starting lineups. Some draft picks will make fans excited and some picks will make you scratch your head and say, ‘What in the world is (insert team name, probably the Vikings or Raiders) thinking!?’

I’ve done two Mock Drafts on TJRSports.com:

Pre-Combine Mock Draft 1.0

Post-Combine Mock Draft 2.0

Some guys have dropped, some have climbed and some have stayed pat. This will be my final Mock Draft before next weeks draft and much like everyone out there, I have a few guys in mind I wouldn’t mind seeing my Green Bay Packers select, but who will your team select? Hopefully I have the answer to that question. There won’t be any comments after who I have picked. It will just be a name. If you’d like comments, check out my previous two drafts.

1. Kansas City Chiefs- (2-14) Needs: QB, DT, WR

The Ace’s Mock Draft 1.0: Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M

The Ace’s Mock Draft 2.0: Luke Joeckel

With the First Pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Kansas City Chiefs select…

 

Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M

 

2. Jacksonville Jaguars- (2-14) QB, DE, CB

The Ace’s Mock Draft 1.0: Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State

The Ace’s Mock Draft 2.0: Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama

With the Second Pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Jacksonville Jaguars select…

 

Dion Jordan, DE, Oregon

 

3. Oakland Raiders- (4-12) DT, CB, LB

The Ace’s Mock Draft 1.0: Damontre Moore, DE, Texas A&M

The Ace’s Mock Draft 2.0: Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida

With the Third Pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Oakland Raiders select…

 

Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida

 

4. Philadelphia Eagles- (4-12) OT, SS, NT

The Ace’s Mock Draft 1.0: Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah

The Ace’s Mock Draft 2.0: Chance Warmack, OG, Alabama

With the Fourth Pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Philadelphia Eagles select…

 

Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan

 

5. Detroit Lions- (4-12) DB, OLB, OL

The Ace’s Mock Draft 1.0: Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia

The Ace’s Mock Draft 2.0: Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan

With the Fifth Pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Detroit Lions select…

 

Ziggy Ansah, DE, BYU

 

6. Cleveland Browns- (5-11) WR, LB, OL

The Ace’s Mock Draft 1.0: Chance Warmack, OG, Alabama

The Ace’s Mock Draft 2.0: Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State

With the Sixth Pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns select…

 

Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama

 

7. Arizona Cardinals- (5-11) QB, RB, OT

The Ace’s Mock Draft 1.0: Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia

The Ace’s Mock Draft 2.0: Geno Smith

With the Seventh Pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Arizona Cardinals select…

 

Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma

 

8. Buffalo Bills- (6-10) QB, WR, LB

The Ace’s Mock Draft 1.0: Barkevious Mingo, LSU, OLB

The Ace’s Mock Draft 2.0: Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia

With the Eighth Pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Buffalo Bills select…

 

Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia

 

9. New York Jets- (6-10) OT, DB, WR

The Ace’s Mock Draft 1.0: Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan

The Ace’s Mock Draft 2.0: Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee

With the Ninth Pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the New York Jets select…

 

Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia

 

10. Tennessee Titans- (6-10) DB, OG, QB

The Ace’s Mock Draft 1.0: Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama

The Ace’s Mock Draft 2.0: Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma

With the Tenth Pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Tennessee Titans select…

 

Chance Warmack, OG, Alabama

 

11. San Diego Chargers- (7-9) OL, LB, RB

The Ace’s Mock Draft 1.0: Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma

The Ace’s Mock Draft 2.0: Barkevious Mingo, OLB, LSU

With the Eleventh Pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the San Diego Chargers select…

 

Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah

 

12. Miami Dolphins- (7-9) DB, DT, WR

The Ace’s Mock Draft 1.0: Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee

The Ace’s Mock Draft 2.0: Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah

With the Twelfth Pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Miami Dolphins select…

 

Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee

 

13. Tampa Bay Buccaneers- (7-9) TE, DB, DT

The Ace’s Mock Draft 1.0: Ezekiel Ansah, DE, BYU

The Ace’s Mock Draft 2.0: Kenny Vaccaro, SS, Texas

With the Thirteenth Pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select…

 

Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State

 

14. Carolina Panthers- (7-9) DT, DB, OT

The Ace’s Mock Draft 1.0: Dion Jordan, DE, Oregon

The Ace’s Mock Draft 2.0: Ezekiel Ansah, DE, BYU

With the Fourteenth Pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Carolina Panthers select…

 

Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri

 

15. New Orleans Saints- (7-9) OT, LB, DB

The Ace’s Mock Draft 1.0: Kenny Vaccaro, SS, Texas

The Ace’s Mock Draft 2.0: Jonathan Cooper, OG, North Carolina

With the Fifteenth Pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the New Orleans Saints select…

 

Barkevious Mingo, DE, LSU

 

16. St. Louis Rams- (7-8-1) WR, OT, DB

The Ace’s Mock Draft 1.0: Keenan Allen, WR, California

The Ace’s Mock Draft 2.0: Keenan Allen

With the Sixteenth Pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the St. Louis Rams select…

 

Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia

 

17. Pittsburgh Steelers- (8-8) WR, LB, DE

The Ace’s Mock Draft 1.0: Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri

The Ace’s Mock Draft 2.0: Damontre Moore, DE, Texas A&M

With the Seventeenth Pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers select…

 

Kenny Vaccaro, SS, Texas

 

18. Dallas Cowboys- (8-8) OL, DE, DB

The Ace’s Mock Draft 1.0: Jonathan Cooper, OG, North Carolina

The Ace’s Mock Draft 2.0: Dion Jordan, DE, Oregon

With the Eighteenth Pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Dallas Cowboys select…

 

Jonathan Cooper, OG, North Carolina

 

19. New York Giants- (9-7) OT, CB, LB

The Ace’s Mock Draft 1.0: Jonathan Banks, CB, Mississippi State

The Ace’s Mock Draft 2.0: Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State

With the Nineteenth Pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the New York Giants select…

 

Alec Ogletree, ILB, Georgia

 

20. Chicago Bears- (10-6) OL, TE, LB

The Ace’s Mock Draft 1.0: D.J. Fluker, OT, Alabama

The Ace’s Mock Draft 2.0: Manti Te’o, ILB, Notre Dame

With the Twentieth Pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Chicago Bears select…

 

Manti Te’o, ILB, Notre Dame

 

21. Cincinnati Bengals- (10-6) LB, DE, RB

The Ace’s Mock Draft 1.0: Alec Ogletree, ILB, Georgia

The Ace’s Mock Draft 2.0: Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri

With the Twenty-first Pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Cincinnati Bengals select…

 

Matt Elam, SS, Florida

 

22. St. Louis (from Washington) (7-8-1) WR, OT, DB

The Ace’s Mock Draft 1.0: Eric Reid, FS, LSU

The Ace’s Mock Draft 2.0: D.J. Fluker, OT, Alabama

With the Twenty-second Pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the St. Louis Rams select…

 

D.J. Fluker, OT, Alabama

 

23. Minnesota Vikings- (10-6) WR, LB, DB

The Ace’s Mock Draft 1.0: DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson

The Ace’s Mock Draft 2.0: Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia

With the Twenty-third Pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Minnesota Vikings select…

 

Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington

 

24. Indianapolis Colts- (11-5) OL, LB, DT

The Ace’s Mock Draft 1.0: Johnathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State

The Ace’s Mock Draft 2.0: Johnathan Hankins

With the Twenty-fourth Pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Indianapolis Colts select…

 

Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina

 

25. Minnesota Vikings- (10-6) WR, LB, DB

The Ace’s Mock Draft 1.0: Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia

The Ace’s Mock Draft 2.0: DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson

With the Twenty-fifth Pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Minnesota Vikings select…

 

Keenan Allen, WR, California

 

26. Green Bay Packers- (11-5) OL, LB, RB

The Ace’s Mock Draft 1.0: Manti Te’o, ILB, Notre Dame

The Ace’s Mock Draft 2.0: Alec Ogletree, ILB, Georgia

With the Twenty-sixth Pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Green Bay Packers select…

 

Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State

 

27. Houston Texans- (12-4) OL, LB, WR

The Ace’s Mock Draft 1.0: Barrett Jones, OG, Alabama

The Ace’s Mock Draft 2.0: Terrance Williams, WR, Baylor

With the Twenty-seventh Pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Houston Texans select…

 

Menelik Watson, OT, Florida State

 

28. Denver Broncos- (13-3) RB, DT, LB

The Ace’s Mock Draft 1.0: Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida

The Ace’s Mock Draft 2.0: Eddie Lacy, RB, Alabama

With the Twenty-eighth Pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Denver Broncos select…

 

Eddie Lacy, RB, Alabama

 

29. New England Patriots- (12-4) WR, DE, CB

The Ace’s Mock Draft 1.0: Jonathan Jenkins, DT, Georgia

The Ace’s Mock Draft 2.0: Matt Elam, SS, Florida

With the Twenty-ninth Pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the New England Patriots select…

 

Damontre Moore, DE, Texas A&M

 

30. Atlanta Falcons- (13-3) DL, LB, RB

The Ace’s Mock Draft 1.0: Eddie Lacy, RB, Alabama

The Ace’s Mock Draft 2.0: Sam Montgomery, DE, LSU

With the Thirtieth Pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Atlanta Falcons select…

 

Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame

 

31. San Francisco 49ers- (11-4-1) DB, DL, K

The Ace’s Mock Draft 1.0: Sam Montgomery, DE, LSU

The Ace’s Mock Draft 2.0: Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington

With the Thirty-first Pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the San Francisco 49ers select…

 

Jonathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State

 

32. Baltimore Ravens- (10-6) LB, DB, OL

The Ace’s Mock Draft 1.0: Kevin Minter, ILB, LSU

The Ace’s Mock Draft 2.0: Kevin Minter

With the Thirty-second Pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Baltimore Ravens select…

 

Kevin Minter, ILB, LSU

Here's the complete list:

1. Kansas City Chiefs-              Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M

2. Jacksonville Jaguars-           Dion Jordan, DE, Oregon

3. Oakland Raiders-                Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida

4. Philadelphia Eagles-            Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan

5. Detroit Lions-                      Ziggy Ansah, DE, BYU

6. Cleveland Browns-               Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama

7. Arizona Cardinals-               Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma

8. Buffalo Bills-                       Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia

9. New York Jets-                   Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia

10. Tennessee Titans-             Chance Warmack, OG, Alabama

11. San Diego Chargers-          Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah

12. Miami Dolphins-                 Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee

13. Tampa Bay Buccaneers-    Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State

14. Carolina Panthers-             Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri

15. New Orleans Saints-          Barkevious Mingo, DE, LSU

16. St. Louis Rams-                Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia

17. Pittsburgh Steelers-           Kenny Vaccaro, SS, Texas

18. Dallas Cowboys-               Jonathan Cooper, OG, North Carolina

19. New York Giants-              Alec Ogletree, ILB, Georgia

20. Chicago Bears-                 Manti Te’o, ILB, Notre Dame

21. Cincinnati Bengals-           Matt Elam, SS, Florida

22. St. Louis Rams-                D.J. Fluker, OT, Alabama

23. Minnesota Vikings-           Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington

24. Indianapolis Colts-            Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina

25. Minnesota Vikings-           Keenan Allen, WR, California

26. Green Bay Packers-         Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State

27. Houston Texans-              Menelik Watson, OT, Florida State

28. Denver Broncos-               Eddie Lacy, RB, Alabama

29. New England Patriots-      Damontre Moore, DE, Texas A&M

30. Atlanta Falcons-               Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame

31. San Francisco 49ers-        Jonathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State

32. Baltimore Ravens-             Kevin Minter, ILB, LSU

My belief is that this is the way the 2013 NFL Draft should go. Will it go that way? No, it probably won’t, although, if it did, I would definitely regret not putting some money on that.

A few picks that I made that stand out to me are my Top 7. I honestly believe those are the best players at their respective positions in the draft and that each team NEEDS someone of that caliber on their offense or defense. I have no idea where Geno Smith will go. It wouldn’t surprise me if Oakland took him, but GM Reggie McKenzie isn’t Al Davis. He could fall into the 20’s a-la Aaron Rodgers (with far less skills) and if he’s there at 25 when the Vikings are on the clock with their 2nd pick in the first round, they could snag him if they don’t believe that Christian Ponder is their man. I also believe that the Vikings won’t go linebacker with one of their picks. Cornerback Antoine Winfield signed with Seattle last week and even though they have a depleted linebacking core, they need a cornerback, especially in a division with Brandon Marshall in Chicago, Calvin Johnson in Detroit and Aaron Rodgers weapons in Green Bay.

St. Louis also has two draft picks and if they end up with Austin and Fluker, I would believe that John Canton would be ecstatic. I desperately want the Packers to draft an offensive lineman but I don’t believe they will in the first round. A pass rusher or linebacker would by my second choice. If Manti Te’o falls, he’d be a great pickup as would Werner, who I have them drafting. Finally, for my buddy Allen who’s a big time Falcons fan. Your team got lucky with one more season of Tony Gonzalez. If Eifert is as good as everyone is saying he is, this would be the perfect opportunity to draft a franchise tight end and let him learn under one of the greatest tight ends of all time.

These are my picks, take them for what it’s worth. Also, be sure to check out my radio show that you can hear live every Tuesday night, Macho Men Radio, except for tonight. We'll start our NFL Draft Preview's starting tomorrow night!

Enjoy the draft!

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