Last update: Saturday, April 27, 2012.
This is a 2013 NFL Mock Re-Draft of Rounds 4 and 5 for Saturday's NFL Draft coverage. With all of the trades that will go down, I don't expect to get many of these right, but it's still fun to speculate where the top prospects will go on Day 3 of the 2013 NFL Draft.
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Jacksonville Jaguars: Matt Barkley, QB, USC
The Jaguars need to add some competition for Blaine Gabbert.
Barkley's offensive line was a miserable failure in 2012 as the loss of Matt Kalil hurt all year. Barkley didn't play as well this season, but you can still make the argument that he is the most NFL-ready quarterback and the safest quarterback prospect. The senior completed 64 percent of his passes for 3,273 yards, 36 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. His year ended in mid-November following a shoulder injury against UCLA.
There is no doubt that Barkley is more experienced than most signal-callers entering the NFL Draft. He laid claim to USC's starting quarterback position as a freshman and completed 59.9 percent of his passes for 2,735 yards and 15 touchdowns, but also threw 14 interceptions. In the Trojans' 12 games in 2010, the 6-foot-2, 220 pounder improved his production by completing 62.6 percent of his passes for 2,791 yards with 26 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.
Barkley had his best season in 2011. The junior put together many prolific passing games, including throwing for six touchdown passes against UCLA and Colorado. The signal-caller also led USC to a signature road-win over Oregon. He completed 69 percent of his passes in 2011 for 3,528 yards with 39 touchdowns and only seven interceptions.
Barkley comes from a pro-style offense and has good intangibles. He has mastered the West Coast offense and is ready for the NFL.
Pick change; previously Dwayne Gratz, CB
Kansas City Chiefs: David Bakhtiari, OT/C, Colorado
The Chiefs grab a right tackle. Even if they don't trade Brandon Albert, he could be playing elsewhere a year from now.
Bakhtiari (6-4, 295) was a solid player for Colorado, but is an undersized tackle for the NFL. He should've gone back to school for his senior year. Bakhtiari may have to move inside to guard as a pro.
The junior probably thought he accomplished everything he could in college since he was a 3-year starter. Bakhtiari started 33 games and was a 2011 Second-Team All-Pac-12 selection. He could sneak into the second day of the 2013 NFL Draft.
Pick change; previously Tyler Wilson, QB
Oakland Raiders: Nick Kasa, TE, Colorado
The Raiders have to get tight end help and seem to like Kasa.
The 6-foot-6, 270-pounder played defensive end before moving to tight end in 2012. Kasa showed a lot of natural athletic ability as a receiver with 25 catches for 391 yards and three touchdowns. He is strong and fast. Kasa has a lot of potential to develop for the NFL.
Pick change; previously Jordan Poyer, CB
Philadelphia Eagles: Matt Scott, QB, Arizona
The Eagles grab their developmental quarterback.
Scott (6-2, 213) was previously a backup to Nick Foles, but used the 2012 season to make a statement that he is pro prospect in his own right. Scott showed nice dual-threat ability as a runner and passer this year. The senior completed 60 percent of his passes for 3,620 yards with 27 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. He also ran for 632 yards (506 net) with six touchdowns.
Scott has some nice developmental talent. He had a quality performance at the East-West Shrine and looks like a nice player to groom as a backup.
Pick change; previously Brandon McGee, CB
New England Patriots: Quinton Patton, WR, Louisiana Tech
The Patriots need multiple receivers and have shown interest in Patton.
Patton (6-0, 202) was in the running as the best wide receiver at the Senior Bowl. He made tough catches all week and showed good hands to go with plus route-running. Patton played really well in 2012, making 104 receptions for 1,392 yards and 13 touchdowns.
Patton was very productive in 2011, his first season at Louisiana Tech. The junior totaled 79 receptions for 1,202 yards and 11 touchdowns. Mississippi State cornerback Johnthan Banks said that Patton was the best receiver he played in 2011.
Pick change; previously Shawn Williams, S (MIN)
Arizona Cardinals: Alex Okafor, DE, Texas
The Cardinals could use some pass-rushing help.
The 6-foot-4, 261-pound Okafor was one of the top defensive ends in the Big XII in 2011. He was a First-Team All-Big XII selection for his efforts. Okafor totaled 58 tackles, 14 tackles for a loss, seven sacks, three passes batted and two forced fumbles. He had 2.5 sacks as a sophomore backup in 2010.
Okafor put together 61 tackles, 12.5 sacks, 16.5 tackles for a loss, four forced fumbles, a blocked kick and a pass batted this year. He made two huge sack-fumbles against Geno Smith to produce a touchdown and a change of possession inside the Mountaineers' 15-yard line. Okafor also blocked a kick in that outing. He was a monster against Oregon State in the Alamo Bowl with eight tackles, 4.5 sacks and a forced fumble. Okafor has some speed to go along with his strength.
If it weren't for off-the-field problems, Hughes (6-4, 329) would've been a second-day pick. He has talent, size and speed. Hughes was kicked off of Tennessee's team after the 2011 season and ended up at Tennessee-Martin, an FCS school. He picked up 42 tackles, 8.5 tackles for a loss, four sacks and a pass broken up there in 2012. Hughes had a strong Senior Bowl performance and really helped himself. He also had a solid performance at the Combine.
Hughes had a mixed season for the Volunteers in 2011 with 28 tackles, 6.5 tackles for a loss, one sack, and one forced fumble, which he recovered. The junior recorded most of his stats (10 tackles, 5.5 tackles for a loss, his sack and his fumble) against Eastern Illinois, a team that went 2-9 in 2011.
Hughes recorded 17 tackles with 3.5 tackles for a loss and a forced fumble in 2010. The sophomore had some academic violations that caused him to be suspended for the season finale against Kentucky.
Pick change; previously Kenny Stills, WR (CLE)
Buffalo Bills: Ryan Otten, TE, San Jose State
The Bills could use a receiving talent at tight end to go with Scott Chandler.
Otten (6-6, 245) was a productive player for San Jose State. He hauled in 47 receptions for 742 yards and four touchdowns as a senior. Otten had a strong junior season with 52 receptions for 739 yards and five touchdowns.
Otten impressed scouts at the Senior Bowl with his play on the field and his determination. Sources told WalterFootball.com that Otten was among the group of players who got sick in Mobile. Even though he couldn't keep food down, he toughed it out and practiced all week. Oregon tackle Kyle Long pulled out of the Senior Bowl because of the same sickness.
Pick change; previously Jordan Reed, TE
Miami Dolphins: Ryan Swope, WR, Texas A&M
The Dolphins know Swope well and have shown interest in him. Reuniting him with Mike Sherman and Miami's franchise quarterback makes a lot of sense.
Swope was excellent in 2011 as Ryan Tannehill's No. 1 receiver, catching 89 passes for 1,207 yards and 11 touchdowns. Swope is very fast with the speed to create long touchdown catches. He caught 72 passes for 825 yards and four touchdowns in 2010.
Swope had a disappointing start to his senior year, but he heated up down the stretch. Swope really played well against LSU, Auburn, Mississippi State and Alabama. He totaled 72 receptions for 913 yards and eight touchdowns in 2012.
The 6-foot, 205-pounder is a gritty player with underrated speed. He shocked many with a 4.3-second time in the 40-yard dash at the Combine.
Tennessee Titans: Brian Schwenke, C, California
The Titans add another interior offensive lineman who they've shown interest in.
Schwenke (6-3, 314) performed well at the Senior Bowl and really helped his draft stock. He showed the ability to play in a power man-blocking scheme as well as a zone-blocking scheme. Schwenke is quick and athletic. He does a good job of moving to blocks and executing double-teams.
In college, Schwenke started 36 games on the inside of the offensive line with 16 starts at left guard, 12 at center and eight at right guard. His would fit best in the NFL as a center, but he could be a starter at guard. Schwenke was a First-Team All-Pac-12 pick in 2012 by the league's coaches.
Carolina Panthers: Chris Faulk, OT, LSU
The Panthers need to land some upgrades at tackle. Faulk has a lot of potential, so this could be a nice value pick for Carolina.
Faulk had an excellent sophomore season at tackle for LSU in 2011. The 6-foot-6, 325-pounder was a good pass-blocker and a road grader of a run-blocker. He has a lot of athletic ability and the potential to be a special player. Faulk had good preparation for the NFL by going up against Barkevious Mingo and Sam Montgomery in practice.
A knee injury knocked Faulk out for the vast majority of the 2012 season. He should have returned to LSU for next year, but he decided to enter the 2013 NFL Draft.
Green Bay Packers: Barrett Jones, C, Alabama
The Packers could use some interior offensive line help.
It would be an understatement to say that Barrett Jones is smart and versatile. He could potentially start at any of the five positions on the offensive line in the NFL. Given his all-purpose ability as an offensive lineman, the Crimson Tide moved him to center for this season.
Jones was excellent at his new position against Michigan, Alabama's first opponent of 2012. The senior looked like he had been playing center for years. Jones continued his strong play versus Western Kentucky, Arkansas, Missouri and Tennessee. After a good game against LSU, he had some struggles against Texas A&M and, to a lesser extent, against Mississippi State.
Jones came back to have dominant performances in the SEC Championship versus Georgia and in the National Championship against Notre Dame. He showed his toughness by playing with a serious foot injury.
The 6-foot-4, 306-pounder was a potential early-round left tackle prospect for the 2012 NFL Draft. The Crimson Tide moved him to the blind side in 2011, and the junior excelled. He was named a First-Team All-SEC selection.
In his first major test in 2011, Jones was playing very well against LSU, before an ankle injury in the second half. Early in the game, he was doing a phenomenal job of run blocking for Trent Richardson, and Alabama had a lot of success running behind Jones. He also wasn't needing, or getting, any help with the Tigers' speed-rushers on the edge.
Jones was solid, not allowing a sack or pressure. The ankle injury seemed to rob him of the power to drive block, but he was a warrior who played through the injury and wasn't a liability while playing hurt. Jones played well in the rematch, doing a good job of winning his blocks. He won the 2011 Outland Trophy as the nation's best interior lineman on offense or defense.
Jones started 14 games at guard in 2009 as a redshirt freshman when Mark Ingram ran his way to a Heisman. Jones stayed at right guard and started 11 games in 2010. He was also named as a First-Team All-SEC selection as sophomore.
Pick change; previously Chase Thomas, OLB (NO)
Arizona Cardinals: Johnathan Franklin, RB, UCLA
The Cardinals could use some running back depth and Franklin is a nice value.
Franklin (5-10, 205) was awesome as a senior and really helped his draft stock. He averaged 6.2 yards per carry while churning his way to 1,734 yards and 13 touchdowns. Franklin also caught 33 balls for 323 yards and two touchdowns. He has real quickness as a runner and is shifty, but is more physical and tough than one would think.
Fraklin had a huge performance against USC with 171 yards and two scores. He went over 200 yards against both Rice and Nebraska. Franklin showed some real power and toughness in the Pac-12 Championship by running for 194 yards on 19 carries against Stanford and its physical defense. It was a very impressive performance. Franklin ran for 976 yards and five touchdowns in 2011. His sophomore season was more productive with 1,127 yards and eight scores.
At the Senior Bowl, Franklin performed well in blitz protection and showcased nice ability to contribute on third down. He helped himself in Mobile.
Pick change; previously Brandon Williams, DT (SD)
Cleveland Browns: Ryan Nassib, QB, Syracuse
The Browns could use some competition for Brandon Weeden.
Nassib is a gritty quarterback who has developed his accuracy and is very smart. He has a good arm and elevates the play of his teammates, too. The 6-foot-2, 223-pounder completed 63 percent of his passes for 3,753 yards, 26 touchdowns and 10 interceptions in 2012. He led his team to an impressive win over undefeated Louisville.
Nassib increased his completion percentage every season. He connected on 62 percent of his passes in 2011, totaling 2,685 yards, 22 touchdowns and nine interceptions. Nassib also ran for 155 yards and two scores. He completed 56 percent of his passes as a first-year starter in 2010, connecting for 2,334 yards with 19 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Nassib ran for 255 yards as well.
Pick change; previously Ryan Otten, TE (MIA)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Jesse Williams, DT, Alabama
Tampa Bay could use more talent on the defensive line at nose tackle.
The 'tattooed monster from down under' has some sheer power and quickness. The Australian didn't start playing football until he was 15 years old. 6-foot-4, 320-pounder played a couple seasons of community college before breaking into the lineup as a junior for Alabama.
Williams tallied 24 tackles, four tackles for a loss and .5 sacks in 2011. He was a starting five-technique defensive end and moved inside to tackle as part of a four-man front in pass-rushing situations.
Williams had one tackle in Alabama's 2012 opener against Michigan and missed the second game with a concussion. He totaled 37 tackles, 2.5 tackles for a loss, one sack, two passes broken up and one blocked kick as a senior. Williams' pass rush was a non-factor this year, as he had just one sack.
Pick change; previously Logan Ryan, CB
St. Louis Rams: Mike Gillislee, RB, Florida
The Rams could use a running back and have shown interest in Gillislee.
Gillislee was tremendous for Florida in 2012. He averaged 4.7 yards per carry while amassing 1,152 yards and 10 touchdowns. The senior made huge plays to lead the Gators to wins over Tennessee, Texas A&M, LSU and Florida State. His impact was bigger than his numbers indicate as Florida suffered from unsteady quarterback play. Gillislee had a good week of practice at the Senior Bowl and broke off some long runs.
Gillislee (5-11, 209) has third-down ability and is an excellent blocker in blitz protection. He spent his first three seasons as a backup to Chris Rainey and Jeff Demps, so Gillislee will enter the NFL with fresh legs rather than a lot of wear-and-tear.
Pick change; previously Alvin Bailey, G
Dallas Cowboys: Stepfan Taylor, RB, Stanford
The Cowboys need to some depth at running back, and seem in to Taylor.
Taylor had a superb 2012 in which he averaged 4.8 yards carry on his way to 1,530 total yards on the ground. He also put up 13 rushing touchdowns and caught 41 passes for 287 yards and two touchdowns. Stanford upset USC and Oregon this year, and Taylor was the workhorse who carried the Cardinal to victory. He played great against both teams, gaining 153 yards on the Trojans and 161 yards on the Ducks.
Taylor (5-9, 216) could be one of college football's more underrated players. Quarterback Andrew Luck, guard David DeCastro and tackle Jonathan Martin received more attention, but Taylor was a critical player to Stanford's success. The underappreciated back averaged 5.5 yards per carry while running for 1,330 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2011. He also caught 25 passes for 182 yards and two touchdowns.
Taylor had his first 1,000-yard season as a sophomore, racking up 1,137 yards on the ground (5.1 average) and 15 touchdowns. He also caught 28 passes for 266 yards and a score.
Taylor has a nice mix of quickness and strength. He has surprising speed in the open field and can take carries the distance or run through defenders. Taylor has three-down-back ability as well.
Pittsburgh Steelers: Tyler Bray, QB, Tennessee
The Steelers could use a better backup quarterback and checked out Bray at his pro day.
Bray had a bunch of uneven games this season. He was repeatedly hurt by dropped passes, but also had some shaky decision-making. Some games, Bray was dominant with jaw-dropping throws, and other times, he looked completely lost. The junior completed 59 percent of his passes this year for 3,612 yards, 34 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.
Bray connected on 59 percent of his passes in 2011, totaling 1,983 yards with 17 touchdowns and six interceptions. The sophomore had a hand/thumb injury that caused him to miss five games and hurt him down the stretch. Bray completed 55.8 percent of his passes as a freshman for 1,849 yards with 18 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.
The 6-foot-6, 232-pounder possesses a great physical skill set with a cannon for an arm, good size and pocket presence. He needs to improve his footwork to help him become a more accurate quarterback. If Bray gets good, stable coaching in the NFL, he could develop into something special.
New York Giants: Khaseem Greene, OLB, Rutgers
Giants general manager Jerry Reese said he wants better linebacker play in 2013. The team checked out Greene as his pro day and he's a great scheme fit.
Greene totaled 136 tackles, 6 sacks, six forced fumbles, five passes batted, two interceptions and 12 tackles for a loss this year. The 6-foot, 236-pounder will have to move to outside linebacker in the NFL. The senior has good quickness, straight-line speed, instincts and physicality. Greene started his career at safety and looks like he has three-down ability for the NFL.
Greene amassed 141 tackles, 14.5 tackles for a loss, 3.5 sacks and two forced fumbles in 2011.
Pick change; previously Michael Buchanan, DE
Chicago Bears: Jordan Mills, OT, Louisiana Tech
The Bears could use some offensive line help and have shown interest in Mills.
The 6-foot-5, 318-pound Mills was a 2-year starter who helped pave the way for a good rushing offense. He also did well as a pass-protector. Mills really helped himself with a strong Senior Bowl. He did a good job of fighting off both speed-rushers and powerful linemen. Mills didn't win all of his reps, but he held his own. Mills also displayed a real mean streak. He blocked through the whistle and was ready to mix it up. Mills could be sleeper who turns into a player in the NFL.
Cincinnati Bengals: Landry Jones, QB, Oklahoma
The Bengals could use another backup quarterback. Jones could be a nice developmental pick and Cincinnati checked him out at his pro day.
Jones has the size (6-4, 229) and arm that NFL teams look for. The senior completed 65 percent of his passes for 3,989 yards, 29 touchdowns and 10 interceptions in 2012. He had an ugly performance against Kansas State. Jones committed a few turnovers that led to key scores to let the Wildcats upset the Sooners at home. He bounced back with big games against Texas, West Virginia and Oklahoma State.
Jones destroyed Texas and Kansas State in 2011, but had bad games against Baylor and Oklahoma State. He completed 63 percent of his passes for 4,463 yards, 29 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. The losses against the Bears and the Cowboys brought into question whether or not Jones possesses the 'it' factor to push his team to a win.
Jones started 10 games as a freshman and 14 games in 2010. He made big strides as a sophomore, completing 65 percent of his passes for 4,718 yards with 38 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.
Washington Redskins: Philip Thomas, S, Fresno State
The Redskins need more than one safety, and Thomas' ball skills will have a real appeal to defensive backs coach Raheem Morris and general manager Bruce Allen.
Thomas led the nation this year with eight interceptions. Three of his picks came against Colorado; two of which he returned for touchdowns. Thomas also recorded 82 tackles, 12 tackles for a loss, four passes broken up and four forced fumbles in 2012. He really put himself on the map with his big plays which was almost like making up for lost time.
Thomas (6-0, 210) played well at the Senior Bowl and further helped his draft standing. He took a medical redshirt in 2011 and missed the entire season after breaking a leg and dislocating an ankle three days before the first game. Thomas had 64 tackles and three interceptions in 2010.
Pick change; previously Josh Evans, S
Minnesota Vikings: Steve Beauharnais, ILB, Rutgers
The Vikings need an inside linebacker.
Beauharnais (6-0, 240) was a 3-year starter and a solid producer for Rutgers. He was overshadowed by Khaseem Greene, but Beauharnais was a very good college player in his own right. The senior totaled 82 tackles with a sack and an interception in 2012. He performed well at the Senior Bowl.
Beauharnais had his best season in 2011 as he recorded 77 tackles with five sacks, three interceptions, a forced fumble and 16 tackles for a loss. He totaled 79 tackles with six tackles for a loss, 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble in 2010.
Pick change; previously Joe Kruger, DE
Indianapolis Colts: Kenny Stills, WR, Oklahoma
The Colts could use a young receiver.
Stills started 2012 off hot and then cooled off before playing better late in the season. The junior had 82 receptions for 959 yards and 11 touchdowns.
The 6-foot-1, 194-pounder was the Sooners' No. 1 receiver in 2012 since Ryan Broyles moved on to the NFL. Stills plays bigger than his listed size and has good speed.
Stills recorded 61 receptions for 849 yards and eight touchdowns in 2011. In his first game of the year, against Florida State, he made some huge catches for Oklahoma's road win. The sophomore caught seven passes for 125 yards and one touchdown against the Seminoles.
Stills started as a true freshman and made 61 receptions for 786 yards and one touchdown.
Pick change; previously Cornelius Washington, DE
Green Bay Packers: Earl Wolff, S, N.C. State
The Packers could use some safety depth.
The 6-foot, 207-pound Wolff was a standout of the East-West Shrine. He made his presence felt throughout the week, including a couple interceptions in one practice. The senior totaled 119 tackles with seven passes broken up, one forced fumble and two interceptions in 2012. He had 105 tackles with three forced fumbles and three interceptions in 2011.
Wolff has good instincts and run defense, but could stand to improve his pass coverage in the deep part of the field. He showed some potential with a great 40-yard dash at the Combine.
Pick change; previously Travis Kelce, TE
Seattle Seahawks: Xavier Nixon, OT, Florida
Seattle could use a competitor at right tackle.
Nixon (6-5, 311) had a mixed senior season as a pass-protector. His performance against Texas A&M was solid, and he dominated LSU defensive end Sam Montgomery in perhaps his best game of the season. Nixon also battled versus South Carolina with some good and bad moments against Jadeveon Clowney.
On the flip side, Nixon played against Georgia with a leg injury. It left him was slow and hobbling around the field. Jarvis Jones took advantage of that and destroyed him to the tune of 3.5 sacks.
Nixon was excellent against Florida State to close out the regular season. He completely owned defensive end Tank Carradine, keeping him out of the backfield and on roller skates in the ground game. Nixon was opening up huge running lanes as he rode Carradine around the field.
Overall, Nixon had a quality 2012 season. The senior showed good improvement from his previous years and became a more well-rounded blocker. He is a candidate to move inside to guard in the NFL.
Nixon is quick, athletic, strong, and plays with good technique. He started out the 2011 season well with good performances in the first four games of the year, but after that, he had some major struggles in conference play, especially against Alabama and LSU. Nixon would do well blocking either team's edge-rushers before a few lapses would spoil his game. He is a good athlete with some upside.
Pick change; previously Montori Hughes, NT
Houston Texans: Jelani Jenkins, OLB, Florida
The Texans need two linebackers with a starter and another rotational back.
Jenkins (6-0, 243) is an extremely fast linebacker who has added a lot of bulk over the last year. The redshirt junior missed a lot of his final season with a broken thumb and leg injuries. He only totaled 29 tackles with five tackles for a loss, two sacks, one interception and he returned a blocked punt 29 yards for a touchdown.
Jenkins should have stayed in school in 2013 to get better and bigger before entering the NFL. That being said, he is just scratching the surface of his potential. Jenkins' sideline-to-sideline speed is undeniable; he just needs to become more consistent.
Jenkins had 75 tackles, six tackles for a loss, two sacks, one forced fumble, one interception and six passes broken up in 2011. He earned a starting spot as a redshirt freshman the year before. The speedy linebacker recorded 76 tackles in his debut season, which led the Gators front-seven defenders.
Pick change; previously Xavier Nixon, OT
Denver Broncos: Cornelius Washington, DE/OLB, Georgia
The Broncos could use defensive end help after losing Elvis Dumervil.
Scouts love the potential of Washington (6-4, 264). They see his strong frame and explosiveness. He has been a linebacker and defensive end, but in the NFL, he should play end. Washington recorded just 22 tackles, three tackles for a loss and .5 sacks in 2012. In 2011 and 2009, he totaled five sacks and four sacks respectively. His highest tackle total was 24 in 2010. Washington put together an excellent Combine performance.
Pick change; previously B.W. Webb, CB
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Dion Sims, TE, Michigan State
The Bucs could use help at tight end.
Sims (6-5, 262) is a big-bodied tight end who is a good run-blocker with some receiving ability. He was the Spartans' leading receiver this season before missing three games in October with an ankle injury. Sims had 36 receptions for 475 yards and two touchdowns in 2012.
Pick change; previously Jelani Jenkins, OLB
Atlanta Falcons: Malliciah Goodman, DE, Clemson
The Falcons grab more defensive line help and have shown interest in Goodman.
Goodman produced 20 tackles, seven sacks and four forced fumbles in 2012. He flashed some nice pass-rushing ability at times, but was a weak run-defender. The senior wasn't consistent enough, but he has some potential to develop. Goodman had three sacks in a backup role as a junior and sophomore. The 6-foot-4, 276-pound had a mixed week at the Senior Bowl, but he still could be a situational pass-rusher in the NFL.
San Francisco 49ers: Bacarri Rambo, S, Georgia
The 49ers needed two safeties and Rambo is a good fit.
Rambo was suspended for the first four games of the 2012 season because of a positive drug test. It was't the first time he was suspended by Georgia. The senior recorded 73 tackles, one sack, three forced fumbles, two passes broken up and three interceptions during his 10 games this year. He had a monster performance against Georgia Tech and played well against Florida.
Rambo had an excellent 2011 season and was one of the nation's leaders in interceptions with seven picks. The junior also managed 52 tackles and seven passes broken up. He amassed 72 tackles, five tackles for a loss, three interceptions and three forced fumbles as a sophomore.
The 6-foot, 215-pounder is a physical player with good instincts.
Pick change; previously Trevardo Williams, OLB
Baltimore Ravens: Chris Harper, WR, Kansas State
The Ravens land some secondary depth.
Harper (6-0, 228) is a physical receiver who uses his strength to make plays. His speed could be an issue in the NFL, so he may not get consistent separation. The senior caught 58 receptions for 857 yards and three touchdowns this year. Harper caught 40 passes for 547 yards and five touchdowns in 2011. He had some good moments and bad moments at the Senior Bowl. His 40 time from the Combine didn't help or hurt him.
Baltimore Ravens: Jordan Poyer, CB, Oregon State
The Ravens pick up some cornerback depth.
Poyer was an impact player for Oregon State the past few seasons on defense and special teams. The 5-foot-11, 182-pounder collected 57 tackles, four interceptions and 12 passes broken up in 2011. He also averaged 22.7 yards per kick return and 14.1 yards per punt return.
Poyer had 34 tackles, two interceptions and four passes broken up as a sophomore in 2010. He averaged 27 yards per kick return and 9.5 yards per punt return.
Poyer steadily improved his coverage as a cornerback, and his draft stock has risen on the strength of this season. He had a big game against Wisconsin with three tackles, a sack, forced fumble and pass broken up. The senior hauled in three interceptions versus Washington State.
Poyer recorded 50 tackles, two sacks, seven passes broken up and seven interceptions in 2012. He is a good athlete with upside. Poyer played some baseball for the Beavers before deciding to focus on football.
Pick change; previously Steve Beauharnais, ILB
San Francisco 49ers: Marcus Lattimore, RB, South Carolina
San Francisco has a good stable of backs, so the team can stash Lattimore on injured reserve in 2013. He could compete for playing time in 2014 and be a potential long-term replacement for Frank Gore.
Lattimore's 2012 season came to a gruesome end after suffering a nasty knee injury against Tennessee; his knee was dislocated and multiple ligaments were torn. He averaged 4.6 yards per carry with 662 yards and 11 touchdowns for the year. Lattimore also had 26 receptions for 173 yards as well. He was gradually regaining his speed and explosiveness coming off a 2011 ACL injury.
Lattimore ran for 818 yards on 163 carries (5.02 average) with 10 touchdowns in his shortened 2011 season. He also caught 19 passes for 182 yards and one touchdown.
Lattimore (5-11, 221) is a powerful workhorse back who took college football by storm as a freshman. He ran for 1,197 yards and averaged 4.8 yards per carry with 17 touchdowns in 2010. Lattimore also hauled in 29 receptions for 412 yards and one touchdown. For that effort, he was named the SEC Freshman of the Year.
Detroit Lions: Devin Taylor, DE, South Carolina
The Lions need more than one defensive end and took a look at Taylor during the Combine.
Taylor was underwhelming in 2012. Jadeveon Clowney commanded constant double-teams, yet Taylor didn't take advantage of the one-on-ones. He's a decent run-defender, but is not able to generate sacks.
The senior picked up 45 tackles, 8.5 tackles for a loss, six passes batted and three sacks in 2012. He is frustrating because he clearly has the skill set to produce more. Taylor can cause disruption, but struggles to finish plays. He would probably be best adding weight and playing 3-4 defensive end in the NFL.
Taylor was excellent at the East-West Shrine and showed his athletic potential. He followed that up with a good day at the Combine, but his game tape will hurt his momentum. Taylor had six sacks with 42 tackles as a junior in 2011. He recorded 7.5 sacks with 46 tackles in 2010.
Atlanta Falcons: Michael Buchanan, DE/OLB , Illinois
The Falcons double up on pass-rushers.
Buchanan opened 2012 with a dominant performance against Western Michigan. He had an interception, a pass batted, a sack, a tackle for a loss and a bunch of pressures on the quarterback. Buchanan was a big disappointment after that. He totaled 57 tackles, seven tackles for a loss, 4.5 sacks, five passes batted, an interception and a forced fumble this year. Buchanan flashed at times at the Senior Bowl.
The 6-foot-5, 252-pounder had a strong junior season. Buchanan recorded 64 tackles, 13.5 tackles for a loss, 7.5 sacks and one forced fumble in 2011. He had 40 tackles, 5.5 tackles for a loss and two sacks as a sophomore.
Buchanan needs to add some weight and power to his game, but he is a very good athlete with speed. The senior had his jaw broken in an altercation last offseason. That will cause some teams to do some vetting of his off-the-field activities.
@chuckster all you do is post insignificant journal entries with no means to an end or idea of where you going or where you been....records???? Save the tough talk we can meet anytime a simple response with records will suffice
I don't see this ending well. I don't think its a good idea to take the under on 2 teams in the same division, especially with low numbers. One team beats the other, then all they need is a few fluke wins. Anon is absolutely right about new coaches getting the most out of their teams. And although I agree the eagles are going to contend, I'm not completely sold. Lets look at lane's 5-1 record, Browns, bears, 3rd string cowboys, giants where the offense put up less than 300 yards and a good steelers team. So you have 1 quality win. My concern would be wentz's struggles on the road which is why I wont bet it. Under on the jets is just free money though.