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Monday, April 22, 2013



13. New York Jets - TE Tyler Eifert, Notre Dame


The Jets need a pass rush and someone to score touchdowns. With the selection of Mingo earlier, Eifert would tremendously help in the red zone and between the numbers. There are few prospects who high point the catch like he does.


14. San Francisco (Trade with Panthers) - DE Ezekiel Ansah


A bit of a drop, but this would be a great landing spot for the inexperienced Ansah. In this situation he would line up as a 5 technique end. Ansah is already a dependable run defender who needs to learn to create separation on his own.


15. New Orleans - CB Xavier Rhodes, FSU


Rhodes is an aggressive, in your face corner who loves to jam and ride at the line of scrimmage. That style appears to fit the Saints, however, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Rhodes selected a few spots later.


16. Tennessee (Trade with Rams) - G Chance Warmack, Alabama


I think Mike Munchak has a soft spot for Warmack, and who can blame him. Sure, the team upgraded one of their guard spots, but Warmack would turn the position into a strength in just one offseason.


17. Pittsburgh - S Johnathan Cyprien, FIU


The team could look at a player from a larger school in Eric Reid (a pick I would disagree with), but Cyprien is a much better talent. He can play close to the box or even in the deep half.


18. Dallas - DT Sheldon Richardson, Missouri


In moving to a four man front, the Cowboys lack a true 3 technique defensive tackle whose main job is to penetrate. Richardson’s is very athletic for his size and can shoot gaps off the snap or run the line to chase.


19. New York Giants - DE Cornellius Carradine, FSU


A perfect landing spot for the talented pass rusher. Carradine appears to be on track to play in 2013, but if not the team can afford a small amount of snaps from the Seminole. He could blossom in 2014.


20. Chicago - CB Jamar Taylor, Boise State


Taylor wins in a variety of different ways, holding his own in off man or zone situations but shining as a press corner. He is at his best when attacking and disrupting the catch point. Taylor wastes very little movement.


21. Miami (Trade with Bengals) - CB D.J. Hayden, Houston


Hayden is going to be selected early, it is just a matter of how high. The quick closing corner gets excellent vision and tracks the football to disrupt the target. Some have listed him as this year’s top prospect at the position.


22. St. Louis - G Jonathan Cooper, UNC


Cooper could be selected much higher, but I am always wary of placing interior offensive lineman early in the first-round. However, there is some buzz around Cooper possibly playing center, which is more coveted than guard.


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Josh Norris is an NFL Draft Analyst for Rotoworld and contributed to the Rams scouting department during training camp of 2010 and the 2011 NFL Draft. He can be found on Twitter .
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