2013 NFL mock draft: DTs dominate the top

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Check out our 2013 Eagles mock draft central for more opinions on who could be the #4 pick in April.

Last week we talked about the possibility that Utah DT Star Lotulelei was being overrated by mock drafters and that other DTs, namely Florida's Sharrif Floyd, were rated higher in the eyes of NFL teams.

That may not be happening quite as often. More and more we're starting too see Floyd creep up mocks and Star slides down. Daniel Jeremiah's most recent mock draft was a good example of this.

Another examples of the rise of Floyd comes from Josh Norris on NFL.com, however, he doesn't seem the same slide for Star as others with both DTs going in the top 3. If there was a run on interior lineman at the top of the draft, that would certainly benefit the Eagles, who in this mock have Luke Joeckel dropping into their lap.

Obviously, if Chip Kelly has full confidence that Jason Peters will return to form, this pick might not happen. Joeckel showed a few rough edges against Florida, but he fits the style of offense Kelly ran at Oregon -- if that is indeed the direction he intends to go.

I always do try to keep an open mind when reading these mocks, but there were certainly some head scratchers in here. Cordarelle Patterson as a top 10 pick surprises me and I'd be willing to bet that doesn't happen. Ditto for Kenny Vaccaro. Cornelius Carradine is a very good player, but he did tear his ACL in late November.

Check out the full analysis of each pick here

Related: 2013 NFL Mock Draft database

Pick Team Player
1 Kansas City Chiefs Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia
2 Jacksonville Jaguars Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah
3 Oakland Raiders Shariff Floyd, DT, Florida
4 Philadelphia Eagles Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M
5 Detroit Lions Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama
6 Cleveland Browns Barkevious Mingo, OLB/DE, LSU
7 Arizona Cardinals Mike Glennon, QB, North Carolina State
8 Buffalo Bills Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee
9 NY Jets Dion Jordan, OLB/DE, Oregon
10 Tennessee Titans Kenny Vaccaro, S, Texas
11 San Diego Chargers Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan
12 Miami Dolphins Lane Johnson, LT, Oklahoma
13 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State
14 Carolina Panthers Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri
15 New Orleans Saints Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia
16 St. Louis Rams Chance Warmack, G, Alabama
17 Pittsburgh Steelers Damontre Moore, DE, Texas A&M
18 Dallas Cowboys Johnathan Cooper, G, North Carolina
19 NY Giants Ezekiel Ansah, DE, BYU
20 Chicago Bears D.J. Fluker, OT, Alabama
21 Cincinnati Bengals Johnathan Cyprien, S, Florida International
22 St Louis Rams (from WAS) Alec Ogletree, LB, Georgia
23 Minnesota Vikings Keenan Allen, WR, California
24 Indianapolis Colts Datone Jones, DE, UCLA
25 Seattle Seahawks Cornellius Carradine, DE, Florida State
26 Green Bay Packers Jesse Williams, DT, Alabama
27 Houston Texans DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson
28 Denver Broncos Johnathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State
29 New England Patriots Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia
30 Atlanta Falcons Arthur Brown, LB, Kansas State
31 Baltimore Ravens Johnthan Banks, CB, Mississippi State
32 San Francisco 49ers D.J. Swearinger, S, South Carolina
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