Apparently, it’s never too early for a mock draft.
Four days after the end of the 2012 NFL draft, Todd McShay of Scouts Inc. has come up with his initial mock draft for 2013. Of course, many things will happen, so give credit to McShay for taking a shot at this. The draft order was compiled by the current power rankings of Matt Williamson of Scouts Inc.
Let’s take a look at McShay’s mock.
No. 6, Oakland Raiders
USC quarterback Matt Barkley
My take: Another USC quarterback to Oakland. I could see it. But I have a feeling Barkley is going to be drafted first or second. I don’t see Oakland getting close to being able to draft him.
No. 16, San Diego Chargers
North Carolina guard Jonathan Cooper
My take: If the Chargers don’t make the playoffs for a third straight year, they’ll need to get more than guard.
No 18, Denver Broncos
Notre Dame inside linebacker Manti Te'o
My take: Denver’s needs continue to evolve, but Te'o is a good player and a good fit.
No. 19, Kansas City Chiefs
Oklahoma quarterback Landry Jones
My take: The Chiefs will likely get a quarterback next year if Matt Cassel doesn’t have a great season. Will Jones be available at No. 19?