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Preseason Lottery Mock

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

How does someone create an NFL Draft order prior to a meaningful game being played? How about a weighted lottery, NBA style (credit Aaron Aloysius with the idea). I took last year’s first-round order and assigned odds to each via this site. Obviously this order is not possible, since an equal number of AFC and NFC teams must make the playoffs and Super Bowl, so do not take the order too seriously.

As I say every time, early mock drafts are used to draw attention to certain prospects who could emerge this season, not to try and accurately predict what will happen. We are always surprised by certain talents drastically changing their evaluations compared to preseason expectations (or perhaps someone finally noticed they can play). I really wouldn’t put too much stock in comments like “QB ___ was once considered a first-round prospect.” Many of those statements are made before actual grades are given, and even then understand evaluations can be fluid.

Before listing the lottery mock draft, I joined Kay Adams to discuss some top prospects heading into the 2013 season.

1. Jacksonville Jaguars - South Carolina junior DE Jadeveon Clowney

2. Oakland Raiders - Louisville junior QB Teddy Bridgewater

3. Detroit Lions - Texas A&M T Jake Matthews

4. Carolina Panthers - Alabama junior T Cyrus Kouandjio

5. Tennessee Titans - Oregon redshirt sophomore QB Marcus Mariota

6. Cleveland Browns - UCLA redshirt sophomore QB Brett Hundley

7. San Diego Chargers - UCLA OLB Anthony Barr

8. Dallas Cowboys - Clemson junior WR Sammy Watkins

9. Buffalo Bills - Ohio State redshirt junior CB Bradley Roby

10. Philadelphia Eagles - USC junior WR Marqise Lee

11. Tampa Bay Bucs - Notre Dame junior DT Louis Nix

12. Kansas City Chiefs - USF junior DE/OLB Aaron Lynch

13. St. Louis Rams - Alabama junior S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

14. Pittsburgh Steelers - Alabama LB C.J. Mosley

15. Minnesota Vikings - Miami QB Stephen Morris

16. New York Jets - Washington junior TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins

17. St. Louis Rams - Miami T Seantrel Henderson

18. Miami Dolphins - Texas A&M junior T Cedric Ogbuehi

19. Arizona Cardinals - Buffalo OLB Khalil Mack

20. New Orleans Saints - Alabama redshirt junior OLB Adrian Hubbard

21. Indianapolis Colts - Minnesota DL Ra’Shede Hageman

22. Green Bay Packers - Michigan T Taylor Lewan

23. New York Giants - Oregon junior CB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu

24. New England Patriots - TCU CB Jason Verrett

25. Baltimore Ravens - Tennessee junior T Antonio Richardson

26. Chicago Bears - Florida junior CB Marcus Roberson

27. Atlanta Falcons - Oregon junior TE Colt Lyerla

28. Seattle Seahawks - Ohio State junior OLB Ryan Shazier

29. Houston Texans - Florida DL Dominique Easley

30. Cincinnati Bengals - Florida State OLB Christian Jones

31. Denver Broncos - Tennessee NT Daniel McCullers

32. San Francisco 49ers - Rutgers redshirt junior WR Brandon Coleman

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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