2013 Mock Draft: Broncos Focus on Defensive Line Again

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The Broncos could be eyeing Alabama DT Jesse Williams with the 28th pick in the 2013 NFL Draft (Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports).

With the scouts pouring over the details of the prospects at the Senior Bowl, now is a great time for a 2013 Mock Draft.  Last year’s class made it easy to predict how things were going to shake out because of the strongest quarterback class of a generation.  The 2013 draft is much more up in the air, as is the Broncos‘ first-round pick.  Last year, fans could set their watch to “defensive tackle,” and then got one in Derek Wolfe (though not until the second round), but 2013’s first-round pick could go to the offense as easily as it could the defense.  Have a look into the crystal ball:

1. Kansas City Chiefs – Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M

A Chiefs-drafted quarterback hasn’t won this franchise a game since Todd Blackledge in 1983.  No way this changes with Geno Smith, right?  They’ve still got to address that offense somehow.

2. Jacksonville Jaguars – Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State

3. Oakland Raiders – Jarvis Jones, LB, Georgia

4. Philadelphia Eagles – Chance Warmack, OG, Alabama

Philadelphia Eagles sacks allowed in 2012: 48.  Oregon Ducks sacks allowed in 2012: 19.  Not apples to apples, but a blur offense starts with its line.

5. Detroit Lions – Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama

He won’t save their 2012 season, but he just might save 2013.

6. Cleveland Browns – Damontre Moore, DE, Texas A&M

7. Arizona Cardinals – Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan

The Cardinals’ quarterback play was terrible, their offensive line play was a Stephen King novel.  Arizona needs to address the former with a proven winner and use that top-10 pick where it counts most.

8. Buffalo Bills – Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia

9. New York JetsBarkevious Mingo, DE, LSU

10. Tennessee TitansStar Lotulelei, DT, Utah

11. San Diego Chargers – Jonathan Cooper, OG, North Carolina

12. Miami Dolphins – Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State

13. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Johnthon Banks, CB, Mississippi St.

14. Carolina Panthers – Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee

15. New Orleans Saints – Dion Jordan, OLB, Oregon