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2013 NFL mock draft: OTs, Geno Smith & Star Lotulelei fall in latest PFT Mock Draft

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Pro Football Talk has released its latest mock draft and it definitely opens up things for discussion, to put it lightly. Much like in their first mock draft that was released last month, Mike Florio decided to go against the ideas of the TV draft analysts. As someone who knows the joys and criticism of the mock draft process (check out my attempt to do a mock with trades) I can appreciate Florio's originality, but the mock does leave you scratching your head if you have followed the draft process closely. For instance, Lane Johnson falls to the Texans at the 27th pick and Eric Fisher drops to the Dolphins at 12, despite the entire Top 12 all having needs at the position. Also, while I have been known to be less enthusiastic about Star Lotulelei's potential and ability than most, him falling to 14 would shock me at this point (with the clean bill of health). He also has Tharold Simon (who CBS ranks as a 4th-5th round pick and NFL ranks as the 16th best CB) going to the Vikings at 25, just two picks after they selected Geno Smith, who slid to 23.

PFT has the Eagles taking Missouri defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson with the 4th overall pick. That's not completely out of the ordinary, but probably against most fans' wishes with Fisher, Johnson, Lotulelei, and Ansah left on the board. Here is the whole mock for your viewing pleasure:

Pick Team Player Position School
1 Chiefs Luke Joeckel OT Texas A&M
2 Jaguars Dion Jordan OLB Oregon
3 Raiders Sharrif Floyd DT Florida
4 Eagles Sheldon Richardson DT Missouri
5 Lions Barkevious Mingo DE LSU
6 Browns Dee Milliner CB Alabama
7 Cardinals Ezekial Ansah DE BYU
8 Bills Chance Warmack G Alabama
9 Jets Cordarrelle Patterson WR Tennessee
10 Titans Desmond Trufant CB Washington
11 Chargers Keenan Allen WR California
12 Dolphins Eric Fisher OT Central Michigan
13 Buccaneers Tavon Austin WR West Virginia
14 Panthers Star Lotulelei DT Utah
15 Saints Jonathan Cooper G UNC
16 Rams Kenny Vaccaro S Texas
17 Steelers Damontre Moore DE/OLB Texas A&M
18 Cowboys Xavier Rhodes CB FSU
19 Giants Tyler Eifert TE Notre Dame
20 Bears Sylvester Williams DT UNC
21 Bengals DJ Fluker OT Alabama
22 Rams (WAS) Eddie Lacy RB Alabama
23 Vikings Geno Smith QB West Virginia
24 Colts Datone Jones DE UCLA
25 Vikings (SEA) Tharold Simon CB LSU
26 Packers John Jenkins NT Georgia
27 Texans Lane Johnson OT Oklahoma
28 Broncos Kevin Minter ILB LSU
29 Patriots DeAndre Hopkins WR Clemson
30 Falcons Cornellius Carradine DE FSU
31 49ers Jarvis Jones OLB Georgia
32 Ravens Matt Elam S Florida

So BGNers, what do you think of this mock?

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