2013 NFL Draft Goals - Picks 17-32



Posted April 19, 2013.
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What does every team need to accomplish in the 2013 NFL Draft? We'll look at each team's goals on this page, as well as possible selections for each squad. Also see how the goals are being addressed in the 2013 NFL Mock Draft (will be updated tomorrow).

Back to 2013 NFL Draft Goals: Picks 1-16.

  1. Pittsburgh Steelers:
    The Steelers lost a number of key veterans this offseason like James Harrison, Keenan Lewis, Willie Colon, Rashard Mendenhall and Mike Wallace. They need to replace those departed players. Of course, they won't reach to fill these holes; Pittsburgh, as it always does, will take advantage of the dumb teams drafting in front of them and catch falling prospects.

    Ideal 2013 NFL Draft (First Four Rounds):
    17. Jarvis Jones, DE/OLB
    48. Kevin Minter, ILB
    79. Shamarko Thomas, S
    115. Chris Harper, WR

  2. Dallas Cowboys:
    The Cowboys have decided to stick with Tony Romo for the long term, so they absolutely need to make sure he's protected for a change. They need help at right tackle, guard and center. Some pieces for their new 4-3 also have to be obtained.

    Ideal 2013 NFL Draft (First Four Rounds):
    18. Jonathan Cooper, G/C
    47. Eric Reid, S
    80. Bennie Logan, DT
    114. Brennan Williams, OT

  3. New York Giants:
    The Giants, like the Steelers, are a smart organization that catches falling prospects. Look for them to take the best players available to bolster their roster. They don't need to do anything specific, outside of finding help for their linebacking corps.

    Ideal 2013 NFL Draft (First Four Rounds):
    19. Tank Carradine, DE
    49. Arthur Brown, LB
    81. B.W. Webb, CB
    116. David Quessenberry, OT/G/C

  4. Chicago Bears:
    Different year, same strategy: The Bears must build around Jay Cutler. The Martellus Bennett and Matt Slauson signings were nice, but help is still needed at left tackle. A speed receiver and another tight end would really help as well. And of course, Brian Urlacher is gone, so a new middle linebacker will have to be considered.

    Ideal 2013 NFL Draft (First Four Rounds):
    20. Tyler Eifert, TE
    50. Arthur Brown, LB
    117. Brennan Williams, OT



  5. Cincinnati Bengals:
    The Bengals have some holes on their defense (as well as right tackle and running back) that they'll have to address. Fortunately, they have tons of picks to take care of that. With lots of cap space, Cincinnati is in a great spot.

    Ideal 2013 NFL Draft (First Four Rounds):
    21. Alec Ogletree, LB
    37. Eric Reid, S
    53. Jonathan Franklin, RB
    84. Da'Rick Rogers, WR
    118. Tyrann Mathieu, CB

  6. Washington Redskins:
    The Redskins are missing their first-round pick because of the Robert Griffin trade. This is unfortunate because they're desperate for some help in their secondary. A receiver must also be obtained because Griffin doesn't have much to work with outside of Pierre Garcon.

    Ideal 2013 NFL Draft (First Four Rounds):
    51. Johnthan Banks, CB
    85. Phillip Thomas, S
    119. Duke Williams, S

  7. Minnesota Vikings:
    It's all about replacing recently departed players for the Vikings. Percy Harvin was traded, so a receiver is needed despite the signing of Greg Jennings. Antoine Winfield was released on March 12, so a replacement has to be found. Pat Williams hasn't been around since 2010, but Minnesota still hasn't found his replacement. Jasper Brinkley leaving for Arizona has created an even larger hole at middle linebacker, but this was an area that had to be addressed when he was on the roster.

    Ideal 2013 NFL Draft (First Four Rounds):
    23. Sylvester Williams, DT
    25. Cordarrelle Patterson, WR
    52. Kevin Minter, ILB
    83. Jordan Poyer, CB
    102. Barrett Jones, C/G/OT
    120. Duke Williams, S

  8. Indianapolis Colts:
    Giving Andrew Luck some protection and weapons to work with is definitely a priority. Fixing the front seven is something the Colts need to do as well. With a decent amount of needs, Indianapolis can probably take the top player available each time.

    Ideal 2013 NFL Draft (First Four Rounds):
    24. Datone Jones, DE/DT
    86. Corey Lemonier, DE/OLB
    121. Brian Schwenke, C/G



  9. Seattle Seahawks:
    The Seahawks have done so well in free agency this offseason that they don't really need to do anything in the 2013 NFL Draft, save for obtaining a right tackle upgrade. All they figure to do is take the top player available to bolster their roster.

    Ideal 2013 NFL Draft (First Four Rounds):
    56. Quinton Patton, WR
    87. David Bakhtiari, OT
    123. Jelani Jenkins, OLB

  10. Green Bay Packers:
    Outside of the running back, center and safety positions, the Packers don't have a glaring need on the roster. They can pretty much sit back and take the best player available, though they need to keep in mind that they have several key players hitting free agency in 2014 like James Jones, Jermichael Finley and Morgan Burnett.

    Ideal 2013 NFL Draft (First Four Rounds):
    26. DeAndre Hopkins, WR
    55. Giovani Bernard, RB
    88. J.J. Wilcox, S
    122. David Quessenberry, OT/G/C

  11. Houston Texans:
    The Texans have such a limited offense because Andre Johnson is the only downfield option for Matt Schaub. They need to fix that. Finding help in the middle of their defense - safety, inside linebacker and maybe nose tackle - is something they must do as well.

    Ideal 2013 NFL Draft (First Four Rounds):
    27. Justin Hunter, WR
    57. Kevin Minter, ILB
    89. J.J. Wilcox, S
    95. Jordan Reed, TE
    124. Vinston Painter, OT

  12. Denver Broncos:
    How did the Broncos lose to the Ravens in the playoffs? Their secondary was torched, while their pass protection was easily beaten, thanks in part to injuries at the running back position. Denver must address both the offensive and defensive backfields. And of course, don't forget about the defensive line. Tackle was a need, but now end must be addressed because of Faxgate.

    Ideal 2013 NFL Draft (First Four Rounds):
    28. Tank Carradine, DE
    58. Kawann Short, DT
    90. Bacarri Rambo, S
    125. Stepfan Taylor, RB



  13. New England Patriots:
    It's odd to see the Patriots with only three picks in the first six rounds. It's a good thing then that they don't need to do much in the draft. Finding help at receiver, defensive tackle and cornerback is New England's primary goal.

    Ideal 2013 NFL Draft (First Four Rounds):
    29. Jamar Taylor, CB
    59. Markus Wheaton, WR
    91. Dallas Thomas, G/OT

  14. Atlanta Falcons:
    Atlanta's offense is pretty much set, save for some depth issues. What the Falcons need to concentrate on is their defense. They need help at every level. Two defensive linemen, a linebacker and two cornerbacks have to be obtained.

    Ideal 2013 NFL Draft (First Four Rounds):
    30. Desmond Trufant, CB
    60. Cornelius Washington, DE
    92. Sean Porter, OLB
    127. Dwayne Gratz, CB
    133. Akeem Spence, DT

  15. San Francisco 49ers:
    San Francisco's roster is loaded, so the team has way fewer needs than most franchises. Something the 49ers absolutely have to address, however, is the secondary. Both the corner and safety positions are the weakest areas on the roster.

    Ideal 2013 NFL Draft (First Four Rounds):
    31. Jonathan Cyprien, S
    34. Margus Hunt, DE/DT
    61. Johnathan Hankins, NT
    74. Darius Slay, CB
    93. Travis Kelce, TE
    128. Marcus Lattimore, RB
    131. Josh Evans, S

  16. Baltimore Ravens:
    The Super Bowl champions lost some key members of their franchise this offseason. Ray Lewis and Ed Reed are the obvious ones, but Bryant McKinnie and Anquan Boldin's absences might be felt most. McKinnie's outstanding play in the postseason gave Joe Flacco the pass protection he needed, while Boldin reemerged as an awesome possession target. All of these players have to be replaced.

    Ideal 2013 NFL Draft (First Four Rounds):
    32. Keenan Allen, WR
    62. D.J. Swearinger, S
    94. Jordan Poyer, CB
    129. Brennan Williams, WR
    130. Chris Harper, WR



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