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NFL Draft: First-round mock

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Luke Joeckel will hear his name early on Thursday.

247Sports breaks down how the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft could play out, with a look at how the potential first-rounders rated as prospects according to the 247Composite.

1. Kansas City Chiefs- Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M
247Composite Ranking: Four-star, No. 54 overall, No. 7 OT, No. 8 in state of Texas (Class of 2010)
The most polished offensive tackle in this draft, Joeckel would provide the Chiefs with a ready-to-play blindside protector for years.

2. Jacksonville Jaguars- Dion Jordan, OLB, Oregon
247Composite Ranking: Four-star, No. 216 overall, No. 4 weakside defensive end, No. 3 in state of Arizona (Class of 2008)
Jordan would immediately upgrade the Jags’ pass-rush under new head coach, Gus Bradley, in addition to being fluid in coverage.

3. Oakland Raiders- Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida
247Composite Ranking: Five-star, No. 6 overall, No. 2 strongside defensive end, No. 1 in state of Pennsylvania (Class of 2010)
Many consider Floyd to be the best 3-technique defensive tackle in this draft and the Philly native would help bolster the Raiders’ defensive line.

4. Philadelphia Eagles- Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia
247Composite Ranking: Four-star, No. 98 overall, No. 3 dual threat quarterback, No. 17 in state of Florida (Class of 2009)
Finding a landing spot for Smith is one of the tougher questions presented with this draft. That said, the Miramar (Fla.) High product would provide Chip Kelly with a signal caller capable of running all facets of his spread offense.

5. Detroit Lions- Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan
247Composite Ranking: N/A 2-star (Class of 2009)
Some feel Fisher may be the top overall prospect in the draft, and the Lions would love for the in-state star to fall to them at No. 5, giving them an athletic tackle with upside to protect Matthew Stafford.

6. Cleveland Browns- Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama
247Composite Ranking: Five-star, No.14 overall, No. 1 CB, No. 1 in Alabama (Class of 2010)
Milliner could be the second former Alabama player to be picked in the top ten by the Browns in recent years, potentially joining former Crimson Tide teammate, Trent Richardson.

7. Arizona Cardinals- Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma
247Composite Ranking: N/A (Class of 2009)
With Joeckel and Fisher likely off the board, it’s hard to see the former junior college quarterback/tight end/defensive lineman falling past the Cardinals at 7. It’s not out of the question someone trades up to take Johnson before this pick.

Dee Milliner is projected to be the first Crimson Tide player to hear his name called.

8. Buffalo Bills- Chance Warmack, OG, Alabama
247Composite Ranking: Three-star, No. 426 overall, No. 26 offensive guard, No. 32 in Georgia (Class of 2009)
Some hail Warmack as the best collegiate offensive guard in several years and that claim would be backed up by a top ten selection. Warmack would give the Bills a mauling interior OL with plug-and-play ability.

9. New York Jets- Ezekiel Ansah, DE, BYU
247Composite Ranking: N/A (Class of 2008)
A native of Ghana, Ansah has only been playing football for just a few years. Mingo is an option here as well, but it’s hard to see Ansah falling out of the top ten at this point.

10. Tennessee Titans- Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah
247Composite Ranking: Three-star, No. 33 overall JUCO prospect, No. 8 defensive tackle (Class of 2010)
The Titans are looking to fortify the lines on both sides of the ball and Lotulelei presents an accomplished force on the defensive interior.

11. San Diego Chargers- Jonathan Cooper, OG, North Carolina
247Composite Ranking: Three-star, No. 368 overall, No. 22 offensive guard, No. 11 in North Carolina (Class of 2008)
San Diego is looking for answers on the offensive line and Cooper is an outstanding, athletic guard that would instantly upgrade the Bolts’ front.

12. Miami Dolphins- Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State
247Composite Ranking: Three-star, No. 576 overall, No. 70 wide receiver, No. 79 in Florida (Class of 2009)
Corner is a need for the Dolphins and with the top five offensive linemen potentially off the board by this point, Rhodes - a native of Miami - could be the pick here.

13. Tampa Bay Bucaneers- Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington
247Composite Ranking: N/A three-star (Class of 2009)
It’s no secret that the Bucs are looking for an answer at corner (see Darrelle Revis) and Trufant is one of the better cover corners available.

14. Carolina Panthers- Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri
247Composite Ranking: Five-star, No. 30 overall, No. 5 defensive tackle, No. 1 in Missouri (Class of 2009-high school)
The Panthers’ defensive front is need of an injection of talent and Richardson, who is arguably the most disruptive defensive tackle in the draft, would do just that.

15. New Orleans Saints- Barkevious Mingo, OLB, LSU
247Composite Ranking: Four-star, No. 162 overall, No. 11 outside linebacker, No. 7 in Louisiana (Class of 2009)
Mingo would give the Saints a coveted pass-rusher in their newly-implemented 3-4 scheme.

Cordarrelle Patterson impressed scouts during his one season at Tennessee.

16. St. Louis Rams- Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia
247Composite Ranking: Four-star, No. 164 overall, No. 21 wide receiver, No. 4 in Maryland (Class of 2009)
The Rams would be ecstatic to see Austin fall to their pick at 16. The electric athlete would give St. Louis a replacement and athletic upgrade of recently departed Danny Amendola.

17. Pittsburgh Steelers- Jarvis Jones OLB, Georgia
247Composite Ranking: Four-star, No. 49 overall, No. 4 outside linebacker, No. 3 in Georgia (Class of 2009)
Jones fits the Steelers mold at outside linebacker from a size and intangibles standpoint and help fill in for the departure of James Harrison.

18. Dallas Cowboys- Kenny Vaccaro, safety, Texas
247Composite Ranking: Four-star, No. 222 overall, No. 20 safety, No. 27 in Texas (Class of 2009)
The Cowboys could be in a bit of no man’s land with their first pick if Cooper, Warmack, and Richardson are all off the board. Under that scenario, Vaccaro, who is regarded as the top safety in the draft, would be the logical choice.

19. New York Giants- D.J. Fluker, OT, Alabama
247Composite Ranking: Five-star, No. 28 overall, No. 2 offensive tackle, No. 3 in Alabama (Class of 2009)
The massive Fluker would give New York a needed boost up front, particularly in the run game.

20. Chicago Bears- Alec Ogletree, LB, Georgia
247Composite Ranking: Five-star, No. 28 overall, No. 1 inside linebacker, No. 2 in Georgia (Class of 2010)
The uber-athletic Ogletree would present a replacement to longtime Bears linebacker, Brian Urlacher.

21. Cincinnati Bengals- Menelik Watson, OT, Florida State
247Composite Ranking: Four-star, No. 14 overall JUCO prospect, No. 3 JUCO OT (Class of 2012)
Few consider Watson a lock first-round talent, but a run on tackles could precipitate him being the pick here for the Bengals with Andre Smith’s status in limbo.

22. St. Louis Rams- Eric Reid, safety, LSU
247Composite Ranking: Four-star, No. 55 overall, No. 6 safety, No. 2 in Louisiana (Class of 2010)
Safety could be a point of emphasis for the Rams in the first round and Reid is one of the best available at the position.

23. Minnesota Vikings- Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee
247Composite Ranking: Four-star, No. 1 overall JUCO prospect, No. 1 JUCO wide receiver (Class of 2012)
Patterson is as electric with the ball in his hands as any player in the draft and would give the Vikings a game-breaker to fill the void left by Percy Harvin.

24. Indianapolis Colts- D.J. Hayden, CB, Houston
247Composite Ranking: Three-star, No. 70 overall JUCO prospect, No. 10 JUCO cornerback (Class of 2011)
Hayden might be one of the draft’s biggest risers in recent weeks after recovering from a life-threatening injury.

25. Minnesota Vikings- Manti Te’o, LB, Notre Dame
247Composite Ranking: Five-star, No. 4 overall, No. 1 inside linebacker, No. 1 in Hawaii (Class of 2009)
Te’o fits what the Vikings are looking for in a middle linebacker in their 4-3 defense.

26. Green Bay Packers- Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame
247Composite Ranking: Three-star, No. 523 overall, No. 20 tight end, No. 6 in Indiana (Class of 2009)
There are a number of landing spots for Eifert in the first round, but the talented pass-catcher would provide the Packers and Aaron Rodgers with an eventual long-term replacement to Jermichael Finley.

27. Houston Texans- Robert Woods, WR, USC
247Composite Ranking: Five-star, No. 3 overall, No. 1 wide receiver, No. 2 in California (Class of 2010)
The Texans are in the market for a No. 2 target opposite of Andre Johnson and Woods has shown he can play that role with his reliable hands and route-running.

28. Denver Broncos- Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina
247Composite Ranking: Four-star, No. 12 overall JUCO prospect, No. 5 JUCO DT (Class of 2011)
Williams would help shore up the Broncos defensive line, which is a position of need heading into the draft.

29. New England Patriots- Datone Jones, DE, UCLA
247Composite Ranking: Four- star, No. 186 overall, No. 12 strongside defensive end, No. 24 in California (Class of 2008)
Bill Belichick has taken a lineman with two of his last three first round selections and Jones could make that three for four giving the Pats a versatile option on the defensive front.

30. Atlanta Falcons- Cornellius Carradine, DE, Florida State
247Composite Ranking: Four-star, No. 2 overall JUCO prospect, No. 1 JUCO strongside defensive end (Class of 2011)
Carradine would give the Falcons great value at 30, as some considered him to be the best defensive end in the draft prior to injuring his knee.

31. San Francisco 49ers- Jonathan Cyprien, safety, FIU
247Composite Ranking: N/A two-star (Class of 2009)
Defensive line and safety could be areas of emphasis for the 49ers and Cyprien could fill in for the departed Dashon Goldson.

32. Baltimore Ravens- Kevin Minter, LB, LSU
247Composite Ranking: Four-star, No. 118 overall, No. 9 inside linebacker, No. 9 in Georgia (Class of 2009)
It’s no secret that the Ravens are looking to fill the shoes of Ray Lewis and Dannell Ellerbe and Minter is one of the top inside linebackers available.

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