2013 NFL Mock Draft: Dallas Cowboys Will Attempt a Trade Back

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2013 NFL Mock Draft

11. San Diego Chargers  – Chance Warmack, Guard, Alabama: San Diego NEEDS Lane Johnson to play LT in 2013. This is why I am sure they will be doing anything they can to move up in this draft for a shot at Johnson or even Fisher. If they sit back and wait Warmack will also serve an important purpose although not nearly as pressing.

Other Possibilities: OT Johnson, DT Lotulelei

12. Miami Dolphins – Barkevious Mingo, Defensive End, LSU: Miami is also looking for an OT but without anyone available they will look to the pass-rush at #12. Mingo provides excellent value here and would be an excellent consolation prize.

Other Possibilities: OT’s Johnson or Fluker


13. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Xavier Rhodes, Cornerback, Florida State: Value meets need in this spot. Tampa Bay is in great need since trading away talented but troubled CB, Aqib Talib.

Other Possibility: DT Richardson, TE Eifert

14.  Carolina Panthers – Sheldon Richardson, Defensive Tackle, Missouri: Sheldon Richardson is too good to pass up for the Panthers. They need help in the middle more than anything. With Sheriff Floyd and Star Lotuleluei picked Richardson is the clear choice.

Other Possibilities: DT Lotulelei, CB Rhodes

15.  New Orleans Saints – Bjoern Werner, Defensive End, Florida State: The Saints are open to picking the best defensive player available with pass-rusher getting slight preference. With Vaccaro still available this will still be a difficult decision.

Other Possibilities: DE’s Ansah or Mingo, S Vaccaro

16.  St. Louis Rams – Kenny Vaccaro, Safety, Texas: The Rams have 2 picks in round one and have 3 needs: OG, S, and WR. If Vaccaro is still available they will stick to a draft value formula and go Safety at #16 and hope to go WR at #22.

Other Possibilities: WR’s Patterson or Austin, OG Cooper

17.  Pittsburgh Steelers – Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tenn: With the top pass rushers off the board Pittsburgh will have an easy choice to make.  They have become dependent on their offense in recent years but will need a talented receiver to replace speedster Mike Wallace.

Other Possibilities: WR Austin, DE Jones

18. Dallas Cowboys – Jonathan Cooper, OG, North Carolina: An unwritten rule in the NFL says don’t draft a an interior O-lineman with a first round pick. If Richardson or Lotulelei were still available this pick would be them. If Cooper (who is a better fit in Dallas than Warmack) is gone they will consider Fluker but they will most likely look to trade back. Dallas loves the DT’s and Safeties still available and slotted for the 20-40 range. Don’t get cute you say? We’re talking about Jerry Jones here. He always gets cute…

Other Possibilities: RT Fluker, DT Richardson, S Reid

19. New York Giants – DJ Fluker, RT, Alabama: NYG rejoice that Fluker has fallen past the Cowboys. With that said, there is a significant dropoff in talent between the 3rd rated OT in Lane Johnson and the 4th rated OT in Fluker. He’s overweight and unathletic who may prove to be a run blocking force and a pass blocking liability.

Other Possibilities: DE Montgomery, LB Ogletree

20. Chicago Bears – Alec Ogletree, Linebacker, Georgia: Alec has some major character issues but elite talent should trump all. He should be able to be a day one starter and provide an athletic presence in the Chicago Cover 2.

Other Possibilities: TE Eifert, DT Williams, OG Cooper

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  • Gimmeabreak

    Breaking news.. Jerry Jones just traded the Cowboys first round pick in the 2013 and 2014 to the Carolina Panthers for WR Ted Ginn Jr. “He’s got game breaking spped and abilities that will help our offense,” said Jones.

    • http://www.facebook.com/elliot.lopez.7 Elliot Lopez

      As a Raider fan I feel your pain. Make no mistake about it: I love and miss Al Davis (RIP) dearly but most of the moves he made the past 10 years were nothing short of lunacy.

  • DrRick65041

    I’d love to see the Eagles trade with Detroit, pick up an extra pick or two and still be able to get Lane Johnson with the 5th pick.

    • Scott

      I love fans.. Are you serious 2 extra picks to move back 1 position in the draft. Get real.

      • http://www.facebook.com/jac.montmayor Jac Montmayor

        u might get an extra unrestricted free agent pick for that move (tongue in cheek) LoL

  • sugerboogar

    Really? As long a Romo is the QB and Jerry Jones continues to act like a General manager that knows what he is doing(he does NOT) the chances of the Cowboys putting together a Super Bowl team are slim to none.

    • Steve

      For the love of GOD…I wish people would stop blaming Romo…the ignorance and need to be trendily hating is atrocious. It boggles my mind. Romo is NOT THE PROBLEM. Stop being a ignorant jackwipe and learn about how football works.

    • grkorbel

      And as long as fans like you presume yourself to know more than Hall of Fame quarterbacks like Aikman, Staubach, and Brett Favre who know Romo has what it takes to win a Super Bowl with better players around him, you’re just going to be another miserable Dallas fan who can’t sleep for a week after a Dallas loss,

  • http://www.facebook.com/billy.j.hobart Billy Joe Hobart

    It’s Sharrif Floyd, not “Sheriff”. Nice Reporting.

  • Max

    Road “grater”???

  • LSUfan

    Reid is extremely smart (despite attending LSU) Really? Completely a very poor choice of words.

  • Ag81

    Hey Reid, learn to spell. How do you people get these jobs? It is road grader and the guy’s name is Sharrif Floyd. These mistakes diminish the quality and credibility of the reporting.

  • james clay

    Fluker is a big, strong, road grater? Did you mean road grader?

  • Sabin1

    Hanson, are all former LSU players as stupid as you? Keep your biased opinions to yourself. Don’t argue with a fool for onlookers may not be able to tell the difference. (Mark Twain)

  • http://twitter.com/OldFrog75 Old Frog

    This assumes JJ will prove to be a better evaluator of talent than he has in the past. I’d rather he trade up and get a player the fans want rather than get cute.

    • grkorbel

      If you’re a Dallas fan and have been paying attention you can see Jerry has been handing more and more power to Stephen Jones. At the same time if you know anything about how Dallas recruits–or any other team–you’ll realize that before draft day, Jerry sits down with Garrett, other coaches, scouts, and Stephen and reach a CONCENSUS on who they will pick before they are on the clock. The idea that Jerry “evaluates” the talent and pulls the trigger autonomously doesn’t pass the laugh test.

  • ‘mericas_team2013

    Brian Warford of Kentucky, I wonder if hes any relation to LARRY Warford, also a guard at Kentucky

  • grkorbel

    And, of course, all the pundits saw the trade down to pick Claiborne last year coming. What this guy doesn’t get is that bringing in players “projected” to be at a certain spot is meaningless. Juust because the amateur pundits think a guy should
    go at 20 doesn’t mean he won’t slide to 30 or be taken at 15.

  • Habfab

    Hey Dallas, With JJ at the helm, 7-9 That would be fine…
    8-8 That would be great..