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

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2013 NFL Mock Draft

 21. Cincinnati Bengals –  Desmond Trufant, Cornerback, Washington: This is another difficult team to project. They covet WR DeAndre Hopkins but this may be about 10 picks too soon for him. They love LB Ogletree but he’s gone. Their biggest needs are in the secondary and offensive line.

Other Possibilities: WR Hopkins, S Elam

22. St. Louis Rams (From Redskins) – Tavon Austin, Wide Receiver, West Virginia: Tyler Eifert and Zach Ertz will be given heavy consideration but losing Amendola leaves them with a glaring hole at WR. They were hoping Patterson would slip through but with him gone, Austin is the selection.

Other Possibilities: TE Eifert, OG Cooper


23. Minnesota VikingsKeenan Allen, Wide Receiver, California: The Vikings need a WR and have Allen ranked higher than Austin anyway. Allen will give them a legitimate threat to replace Harvin and should give them something to build on for years to come.

Other Possibilities: WR Hopkins, DT’s Williams or Short

24. Indianapolis Colts – Damontre Moore, Defensive End/Outside Linebacker, Texas A&M: The Colts are just thinking defense here in the 1st round. Moore was first projected as a top 5 pick but after a poor combine he finds himself slipping to the end of the draft. Big value pick that could prove to be a steal for the Colts

Other Possibilities: DE Werner, DE Carradine

25. Minnesota Vikings  (From Seattle)- Sylvester Williams, Defensive Tackle, North Carolina: This really worked out perfectly for MN since they needed a DT and a WR and they got both. Besides the fact his name is “Williams” and MN loves DT’s named “Williams”, Sylvester is a good fit and a good value at #25.

Other Possibilities: DT Short, TE Eifert

26. Green Bay Packers– Eric Reid, Safety, LSU: Reid is extremely smart (despite attending LSU) and a true playmaker in centerfield. Rated as the top playmaking safety on many team’s draft boards, Eric Reid may even be picked as high as #18.

Other Possibilities: S Cyprien, CB Trufant

27. Houston Texans –  DeAndre Hopkins, Wide Receiver, Clemson: The Texans need a WR threat to pair with Andre Johnson. Hopkins could even one day replace the aging Johnson. But for now, he’s a nice complement

Other Possibilities: WR Austin, LB Minter

28. Denver Broncos –Alex Okafor, Defensive End, Texas: A number of defensive line players can fit in here without one clear option, Okafor gets the nod. He has high potential and plays a penetrating style that should fit well in Denver.

Other Possibilities: DE’s Carradine or Moore

29. New England Patriots– Jamar Taylor, Cornerback, Boise State: The Patriots need to get youth in the secondary and Taylor is someone they seem to like. Jamar should be a great player to build on.

Other Possibilities: DT Short, S Reid

30. Atlanta Falcons – Kawann Short, Defensive Tackle, Purdue: The Falcons were hoping Trufant would fall but with him gone they will turn focus to the DL. Tank Carradine is also an option but Short provides extra quickness up the middle that most DT’s can only dream of.

Other Possibilities: DE Carradine, CB Trufant

31. San Francisco 49ers – Jonathan Cyprien, Safety, Florida International: Cyprien has made believers out of many NFL scouts this offseason. With San Fran’s obvious need at safety and Cypriens excellent skills in the middle of the field this could be a match made in heaven. Cyprien could go anywhere from 23-45 in this draft so it should be interesting to see who picks him and when they pick him.

Other Possibilities: S Reid or Elam, TE Eifert

32. Baltimore Ravens – Matt Elam, Safety, Florida: With Safeties, Vaccaro, Reid, and Cyprien off the board the Ravens need to pick the last of the Big 4. He’s a big hitter without a great feel for the pass game so his style will be a departure from what Ed Reed provided. He’s still a great playmaker and if he makes it past Cincy he could fall way down to here. LB’s Te’o and Minter are tempting but need may just overtake the draft board.

Other Possibilities: LB’s Te’o or Minter, S Reid, WR Hunter

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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..