The first round of the 2013 NFL Draft will take place two weeks from today. That’s a good thing.
Trades are sure to shake up the order of round one, but no trades will be projected in this first-round mock. Things just get messy when projecting trades.
This mock will be updated in a week before the final version is released on draft day.
Some great value presented itself when the Packers were on the board at No. 26 in this projection. But what position of need would they choose to address if the board fell this way? Read on.
1. Kansas City Chiefs: OT Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M
KC: No surprise at the top. The Chiefs tagged Branden Albert, but they can’t pass on a guy like Joeckel. They’ll move Albert to right tackle and plug Joeckel in as the starting left tackle from Day 1. Had they not traded for Alex Smith, I think Geno Smith would be the guy. But clearly, the Chiefs aren’t enamored with this quarterback class.
2. Jacksonville Jaguars: QB Geno Smith, West Virginia
JAX: Jaguars GM David Caldwell has hinted that it’s down to two players at No. 2. Those two players are likely quarterback Geno Smith and pass rusher Dion Jordan. Jacksonville invested a first-round pick on Blaine Gabbert a few years ago, but he’s been a bust thus far. It’s a new regime, and I think Geno Smith is their guy.