2013 NFL Mock Draft 6th Round

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169. Jacksonville Jaguars- FB Kyle Juszczyk (Harvard)

Juszczyk should get drafted as a fullback. He’s taken 6 private visits, one of which was to the Jaguars, who lost fullback Greg Jones to free agency.

170. Kansas City Chiefs- RB Latavius Murray (Central Florida)

The Chiefs could use a better backup for Jamaal Charles. Andy Reid is a pretty strict one back Head Coach, but that hasn’t stopped him from using late round picks on developmental running backs before. They’ve worked Murray out privately.

171. Detroit Lions- WR Tavarres King (Georgia)

The Lions once again need a receiver again somehow. Titus Young was cut for behavioral reasons and even though they also have Ryan Broyles, he tore his ACL late in the season and probably won’t be ready for the start of the season. Besides, the pass heavy Lions drafted him with the idea of having 3 good, young receivers in mind. They’ll want someone to replace what Young was supposed to be. Fortunately, it’s a deep wide receiver class.

172. Oakland Raiders- OT Chris Faulk (LSU)

Right tackle is a problem spot on an overall actually decent Oakland offensive line. Faulk falls because of injury, but could be a steal in the 6th round, especially for a team like Oakland who needs a power blocking right tackle.

173. San Francisco 49ers- RLB Brandon Jenkins (Florida State)

The 49ers have so many picks and this is a deep edge rusher class so they could add some depth at 3-4 outside linebacker. Aldon Smith and Ahmad Brooks are great outside linebackers in the 49ers’ 3-4 scheme, but if either of them were to get hurt, they’d be in serious trouble. They clearly don’t trust their depth as reserves played a combined 78 snaps for them at that position this year. Parys Haralson is coming off a season ending injury and is currently their #3 outside linebacker. Jenkins falls into the 6th round coming off an injury, but if he can stay healthy, he could be a steal for the 49ers, who can afford to wait on him.

174. Arizona Cardinals- MLB Vince Williams (Florida State)

The Cardinals added Jasper Brinkley and Lorenzo Alexander at middle linebacker this off-season, but Brinkley was awful as a starter for the Vikings last season, while Alexander struggled in limited action last year with the Redskins and has primarily been a pure special teamer in his career. They could add a developmental talent behind them.

175. Cleveland Browns- TE Joseph Fauria (UCLA)

The Browns don’t have a 2nd round pick so they might not be able to add a tight end earlier than this, but they do seem fine with going into 2013 with Jordan Cameron as their starting tight end. Still, expect them to add one at some point.

176. Oakland Raiders- MLB AJ Klein (Iowa State)

The Raiders signed 3 free agent linebackers and all 3 are penciled in starters right now. That’s how thin things are there. None of the three are clear long term solutions so they could add a linebacker at some point in the draft.

177. Buffalo Bills- G Alvin Bailey (Arkansas)

The Bills lost Andy Levitre to free agency and now David Snow is penciled in as their starting left guard. They’ll have to find some competition this off-season, probably through the draft. I don’t expect them to use a premium pick on this position as you can find quality starting guards in the mid to late rounds, but they’ll add a guard. Bailey could end up making a few starts as a rookie.

178. New York Jets- RLB Stansly Maponga (TCU)

Despite taking Barkevious Mingo in the first round, they could still add someone like Maponga in the later rounds. They really have nothing at the rush linebacker position.


179. San Diego Chargers- G Earl Watford (James Madison)

The Chargers addressed the offensive tackle position earlier in the draft, but guard is a need as well, especially after losing Louis Vasquez as a free agent. He was their only good offensive lineman last year. Considering they started an undrafted rookie on the offensive line last year, Watford has a chance to be a rookie starter out of the 6th round for them.

180. San Francisco 49ers- NT TJ Barnes (Georgia  Tech)

The 49ers don’t use much of a true nose tackle, but they still don’t have one on the roster. The massive run stuffing Barnes could have an immediate role.

181. New York Jets (TRADE)- RB Joseph Randle (Oklahoma State)

The Jets get this pick in the Darrelle Revis trade. Even after trading for Chris Ivory, the Jets could add another back. They have a ton of picks and none of Ivory, Mike Goodson, or Bilal Powell are proven backs. Randle is a great value at this point anyway.

182. Carolina Panthers- OT Xavier Nixon (Florida)

The Panthers have just 5 picks in the draft, but not a ton of needs either. They need defensive tackle, cornerback, safety, wide receiver, and someone to upgrade the right side of their offensive line. They have 4 of those 5 so far and now they take their right tackle.

183. New Orleans Saints- 3-4 DE Quinton Dial (Alabama)

The Saints took Brandon Williams in the 3rd round, but they could double up on defensive linemen. While Williams is more of a nose tackle, Dial provides depth at 5-technique defensive end.

184. St. Louis Rams- WR Conner Vernon (Duke)

As I mentioned earlier, the Rams only have 3 wide receivers on the roster who have ever caught a pass in the NFL. They could easily double up on wide receivers through the draft.

185. Dallas Cowboys- WR Josh Boyce (TCU)

The Cowboys could use some wide receiver depth. Kevin Ogletree, the closest thing they had to a consistent #3 receiver last year, left as a free agent. They’ve worked out Josh Boyce privately.

186. Pittsburgh Steelers- 3-4 DE Nick Williams (Samford)

Brett Keisel is heading into an age 35 contract year and former 1st round pick Ziggy Hood has been awful whenever he’s been counted on in his first 4 years in the league (he’s also going to be a free agent next off-season). Cameron Heyward is also a former 1st round pick and he’s very inexperienced, though I still believe in him. Still, they need someone opposite him long term and it doesn’t look like that player is on the roster right now.

187. New York Giants- RB Jawan Jamison (Rutgers)

This is more of a luxury pick than anything, but Jamison would give the Giants insurance behind David Wilson and Andre Brown. The Giants met with him at his Pro Day, as they did with a bunch of local prospects. He could go a couple rounds earlier than this.


188. Chicago Bears- G Edmund Kugbila (Valdosta State)

Matt Slauson will play left guard next season, but he was only signed to a one year deal. Kugbila can provide depth there and maybe even at center, where Roberto Garza will be a free agent heading into his age 35 season next off-season. They’ve worked out Kugbila privately, one of 4 teams to work out the small school kid.

189. Minnesota Vikings- DE Mike Catapano (Princeton)

The Vikings could use defensive end depth and they’ve worked out Catapano privately. He’s a good value at this point in the draft.

190. Cincinnati Bengals- DE Michael Buchanan (Illinois)

The Bengals retained Robert Geathers, but he kind of sucks. He’ll rotate with Carlos Dunlap and Michael Johnson, who are both scheduled to be free agents next off-season. The Bengals like rotation on the defensive line and Buchanan could crack that rotation by the end of the season with a bigger role potentially coming in 2014.

191. Washington Redskins- RB Zac Stacy (Vanderbilt)

It just wouldn’t be right if Mike Shanahan didn’t add a running back in the late rounds. Alfred Morris is awesome, but so was Terrell Davis and Shanahan drafted a running back after 3 of his 4 thousand yard seasons. It’s just how he operates. Stacy could be a steal for a zone blocking team.

192. Indianapolis Colts- WR Tyrone Goard (Eastern Kentucky)

Even after adding Darrius Heyward-Bey, the Colts could still add another receiver. They were one of 5 teams to work out the small school Goard privately and the 6 foot 7 receiver could go a round or two higher than this.

193. Green Bay Packers- C Khaled Holmes (USC)

Evan Dietrich-Smith played well in limited action in relief of a benched Jeff Saturday down the stretch last season, but he’s inexperienced and in a contract year. The Packers don’t have a lot of needs and could add some competition for him.

194. Seattle Seahawks- S Brendan Melanophy (Fordham)

Do the Seahawks need another safety? No, but they don’t have many needs and love adding defensive backs. Melanophy fits what they look for in a defensive back and they were one of several teams to meet with him at his Pro Day.

195. Houston Texans- 3-4 DE William Gholston (Michigan State)

This is a pure BPA pick. Gholston could really go in the 5th round or even the 4th, but here in the 6th he’s an excellent value as defensive line depth for a Houston team that has an aging Antonio Smith (32 in October) opposite JJ Watt. Smith will also be a free agent next off-season.


196. Tampa Bay Buccaneers- DT Everett Dawkins (Florida State)

Gerald McCoy showed what he can do if he can stay healthy, playing all 16 games for the first time in his 3 year career and having one of the top years by a defensive tackle this season. However, they need an upgrade next to him. Roy Miller was a decent run stuffer, but he had just 5 total quarterback pressures all year. He left as free agent anyway.

197. Cincinnati Bengals- CB Terry Hawthorne (Illinois)

The Bengals don’t need a cornerback right now. In fact, they might have the deepest cornerback crew in the NFL. However, both Terence Newman and Adam Jones are on the wrong side of 30 so with no more pressing needs they can add a cornerback for developmental purposes in the late rounds.

198. Atlanta Falcons- DT DeWayne Cherrington (Mississippi State)

After losing Vance Walker in free agency, the Falcons could add another defensive tackle for depth purposes. They’ve shown interest in Cherrington.

199. Baltimore Ravens- S Cody Davis (Texas Tech)

Even after signing Michael Huff, the Ravens could double up on safeties through the draft after losing both Ed Reed and Bernard Pollard this off-season. They have a bunch of picks.

200. Baltimore Ravens- MLB Brandon Magee (Arizona State)

Like safety, the Ravens could double up on middle linebackers through the draft after losing Ray Lewis and Dannell Ellerbe.

201. Houston Texans- RLB David Bass (Missouri Southern)

Whitney Mercilus will step into the starting lineup for departed free agent Connor Barwin opposite Brooks Reed, but they need to replenish depth. If Bass pans out as a starter in 2014 and beyond, they could move Reed to middle linebacker next to Brian Cushing, another major long term need of theirs.

202. Tennessee Titans- RB Knile Davis (Arkansas)

The Titans could add another back behind Chris Johnson and Shonn Greene. If Johnson doesn’t get his act together, he won’t be back in 2014, owed 8 million and 25 million over the final 3 years of his deal. Greene, meanwhile, isn’t a starting caliber back.

203. Baltimore Ravens- QB Jordan Rodgers (Vanderbilt)

The Ravens could add another backup behind Joe Flacco. All they have is the inexperienced Tyrod Taylor. There’s not another quarterback on the roster. Rodgers could push him for #2 duties or be the 3rd quarterback or a stash for their practice squad.

204. Kansas City Chiefs- QB Sean Renefree (Duke)

The Chiefs have brought in Alex Smith and Chase Daniel this off-season, but that won’t stop Andy Reid from using a mid or late round pick on a developmental quarterback. He’s always adding developmental quarterbacks when he has a roster spot. Ricky Stanzi is currently their 3rd string quarterback and he’s never played a snap in the NFL, not even behind Brady Quinn, Matt Cassel, and Tyler Palko. A product of the old regime, Reid is unlikely to be loyal to him.

205. Oakland Raiders- DT Michael Brooks (East Carolina)

The Raiders could easily double up on defensive tackles considering their lack of talent at the position. They’ve worked Brooks out privately.

206. Pittsburgh Steelers- QB Ryan Griffin (Tulane)

The Steelers are known to be interested in adding a developmental quarterback behind Ben Roethlisberger. They’ve worked Griffin out privately.


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