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McLane's and Berman's Mock Draft 1.0

With the NFL draft two weeks away, The Inquirer's Eagles beat writers unveil their first mock drafts:

McLane's and Berman's Mock Draft 1.0

Central Michigan offensive lineman Eric Fisher runs a drill during the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013. (Dave Martin/AP file)
Central Michigan offensive lineman Eric Fisher runs a drill during the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013. (Dave Martin/AP file)

With the NFL draft two weeks away, The Inquirer's Eagles beat writers unveil their first mock drafts:

JEFF MCLANE

1. Kansas City Chiefs, Luke Joeckel, T, Texas A&M
Maybe Andy Reid goes with Fisher, but Joeckel is the safe pick.

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2. Jacksonville Jaguars, Dion Jordan, OLB, Oregon
Gus Bradley will need a strong-side linebacker to play opposite the “Leo” (Jason Babin?).

3. Oakland Raiders, Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida
Some think he’s overrated, but he’s still the best at a building block position.

4. Eagles, Eric Fisher, T, Central Michigan
With Jason Peters and Todd Herremans aging and coming off injuries, Chip Kelly strengthens his offensive line.

5. Detroit Lions, Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama
The Lions address a passing defense that allowed 26 TDs last season.

6. Cleveland Browns, Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah
The Browns take the best available talent and give Ray Horton a versatile piece on his defensive line.

7. Arizona Cardinals, Lane Johnson, T, Oklahoma
The league’s worst offensive line gets one of the most athletic tackles seen in some time.

8. Buffalo Bills, Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia
The Kevin Kolb contract will have little bearing on the Bills drafting the top quarterback.

9. N.Y. Jets, Ziggy Ansah, DE, BYU
He’s raw and may be better suited for a traditional 4-3, but the Jets can’t pass on that ceiling.

10. Tennessee Titans, Chance Warmack, G, Alabama
Mike Munchak, one of the game’s great guards, takes the best interior lineman.

11. San Diego Chargers, Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State
The Chargers have a host of needs, especially on the offensive line, but Rhodes is freakishly talented.

12. Miami Dolphins, Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame
The Dolphins may want to trade up for a tackle, but instead give Ryan Tannehill some help.

13. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri
Richardson’s an athletic three-technique that will help the Bucs’ lacking pass rush.

14. Carolina Panthers, Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee
Cam Newton gets a target with upside but not much experience.

15. New Orleans Saints, Barkevious Mingo, DE, LSU
The Saints address a historically bad defense.

16. St. Louis Rams, Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia
His size worries, but he’s an explosive playmaker.

17. Pittsburgh Steelers, Kenny Vaccaro, S, Texas
Troy Polomalu isn’t getting younger.

18. Dallas Cowboys, Jonathan Cooper, G, North Carolina
The Cowboys could go with Fluker, but Cooper drops into their laps.

19. N.Y. Giants, D.J. Fluker, T, Alabama
Fluker can play on the edges or at guard. Either way, he’ll address a need.

20. Chicago Bears, Alec Ogletree, ILB, Georgia
The Monsters of Midway need another middle linebacker.

21. Cincinnati Bengals, Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State
The German could go as high as the top 12.

22. St. Louis Rams, Eddie Lacy, RB, Alabama
The Rams continue to stock their offense and give Sam Bradford some assistance.

23. Minnesota Vikings, Manti Te’o, ILB, Notre Dame
Despite questions about his speed, Te’o still goes in the first round.

24. Indianapolis Colts, Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina
A sleeper pick, he can play nose tackle or the three-technique.

25. Minnesota Vikings, Keenan Allen, WR, California
They don’t want to reach for someone to replace Percy Harvin.

26. Green Bay Packers, Matt Elam, S, Florida
Elam is on the small side, but he could bolster a Packers secondary with holes.

27. Houston Texans, DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson
Matt Schaub needs someone else to throw to besides Andre Johnson.

28. Denver Broncos, Datrone Jones, DE, UCLA
Jones won’t replace Elvis Dumervil, but the Broncos look to add a pass rusher.

29. New England Patriots, D.J. Hayden, CB, Houston
Bill Belichick needs to find a cornerback at some point in the draft.

30. Atlanta Falcons, Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington
Dunta Robinson is gone and Asante Samuel has only so much left.

31. San Francisco 49ers, Margus Hunt. DE, SMU
The 49ers have enough picks to get pass catchers later in the draft.

32. Baltimore Ravens, Jonathan Cyprien, S, Florida International
The Ravens lost both of their starting safeties this offseason.

ZACH BERMAN

1. Kansas City Chiefs, Luke Joeckel, T, Texas A&M
No need to overthink this: Andy Reid likes to build his team from the inside out, and Joeckel is a great building block for the former Eagles coach.

2. Jacksonville Jaguars, Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida
The Jaguars have many needs, but they’ll benefit from taking a blue-chip defensive tackle that can anchor coach Gus Bradley’s defensive line.

3. Oakland Raiders, Eric Fisher, T, Central Michigan
The Raiders need help on the offensive line, and Fisher is a sold pick to help provide stability in an unstable situation.

4. Eagles, Dion Jordan, DE/OLB, Oregon
I think this will be Fisher or Jordan. With Fisher off the board, the Eagles go with upside and versatility. Jordan is unlike any player on the Eagles’ defense, and Chip Kelly has seen the size athleticism first hand.

5. Detroit Lions, Ziggy Ansah, DE, BYU
The Lions could use an offensive tackle or more help at cornerback, but they replace Cliff Avril with a freakish athlete whose upside helps their pass rush.

6. Cleveland Browns, Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia
This could be a prime spot for a trade, but it could also be a chance for the Browns to again address quarterback – except this time, with one who is considerably younger and can be groomed by Rob Chudzinski and Norv Turner.

7. Arizona Cardinals, Lane Johnson, T, Oklahoma
If Johnson is here, he’s a perfect fit for the Cardinals, who need offensive line help and addressed quarterback with the Carson Palmer trade.

8. Buffalo Bills, Chance Warmack, G, Alabama
Andy Levitre left in free agency, and Warmack might be the safest pick in the draft. Look for the Bills to try to get Malvern Prep alum Ryan Nassib later in the first or early in the second.

9. New York Jets, Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama
If the Jets trade Darrelle Revis, they can replace him with the best cornerback available. If Revis stays, a pass-rusher or wide receiver would make sense.

10. Tennessee Titans, Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah
This is a value pick, but also helps the Titans defensive line. Lotulelei is versatile enough to fit any scheme.

11. San Diego Chargers, Jonathan Cooper, OL, North Carolina
The Chargers will be fortunate to land either Warmack or Cooper, both of whom are plug-and-play types.

12. Miami Dolphins, D.J. Fluker, T, Alabama
The Dolphins are a candidate to trade up to acquire one of the top three tackles, but if they stay at No. 12, Fluker is good pick.

13. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State
The Bucs might trade for Revis, so if that happens, this pick could go in a different direction. But cornerback remains a big need for Tampa Bay.

14. Carolina Panthers, Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri
This is another good fit between value and need. The Panthers would be fortunate to land Richardson.

15. New Orleans Saints, Barkevious Mingo, DE, LSU
The Saints need pass-rushing help, and Mingo was familiar to the Saints down the road in Baton Rouge.

16. St. Louis Rams, Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia
Austin is perhaps the draft’s most dynamic player and replaces Danny Amendola in the slot. The Rams have two first-round picks, so they could also add a wide receiver with the next pick.

17. Pittsburgh Steelers, Jarvis Jones, LB, Georgia
Jones thrived as a pass rusher in the 3-4 at Georgia, and he’ll do the same under Dick LeBeau.

18. Dallas Cowboys, Kenny Vaccaro, S, Texas
Monte Kiffin needs help along his defensive line, but he cannot complain with the draft’s best safety.

19. New York Giants, Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State
The Giants can never have too many pass rushers. Werner’s stock has slipped, but he has the profile and resume of someone the Giants would take.

20. Chicago Bears, Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame
Jay Cutler should thank Marc Trestman if the Bears take a tight end. This pick could also be Eifert’s teammate, Manti Te’o.

21. Cincinnati Bengals, Matt Elam, S, Florida
The Bengals need help at safety, and Elam is the next best safety in the draft.

22. St. Louis Rams, Alec Ogletree, LB, Georgia
The Rams would probably like it if Vaccaro fell here, and they could also use this pick to trade out of the first round and acquire a later and/or future pick. If not, Ogletree is good value.

23. Minnesota Vikings, Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina
Williams is rising, and the Vikings could use help on the interior line. They have two first-round picks, so this pick and No. 25 can be flip-flopped.

24. Indianapolis Colts, Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington
The Colts can use help at cornerback, and Trufant represents good value.

25. Minnesota Vikings, Keenan Allen, WR, California
Allen has been injured leading up to the draft, but he gives the Vikings a young receiver to replace Percy Harvin.

26. Green Bay Packers, Eddie Lacy, RB, Alabama
The Packers have survived with unheralded running backs, but Lacy is the best one in the draft and immediately helps a championship contender.

27. Houston Texans, Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee
The Texans add a big, physical threat to play opposite of Andre Johnson.

28. Denver Broncos, Manti Te’o, LB, Notre Dame
The Broncos might look for a pass rusher, but Te’o had an impressive college career and will be helped by a veteran locker room.

29. New England Patriots, Datone Jones, DE, UCLA
Jones will be a popular name on draft, and he represents good value for the Patriots. They can also go with a defensive back here.

30. Atlanta Falcons, D.J. Hayden, CB, Houston
The Falcons could go tight end here, but this a strong cornerback class and they add one with size and ball skills.

31. San Francisco 49ers, Zach Ertz, TE, Stanford
Jim Harbaugh goes back to his Stanford roots and finds an impact tight end and another offensive weapon.

32. Baltimore Ravens,  Eric Reid, S, LSU
The Ravens replace Ed Reed with Eric Reid, who is one of a few safeties that will go in this range.

Jeff McLane Inquirer Staff Writer
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