Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Hogs' Wilson pegged as No. 1 pick
By ESPN.com staff
There's a new 2013 mock NFL draft out there every day now, and it's always fascinating to see the different opinions on the players going into the next season.
Andrew Perloff of SI.com unveiled his mock draft on Tuesday, and he has Arkansas quarterback Tyler Wilson going No. 1 overall to the Jacksonville Jaguars. Several analysts felt that Wilson might have gone in the latter part of the first round had he come out this year.
Of Perloff's top-five players for the 2013 draft, three are from the SEC. He has Texas A&M offensive tackle Luke Joeckel going No. 2 overall to the Indianapolis Colts and Tennessee quarterback Tyler Bray going No. 4 overall to the Oakland Raiders.
All told, Perloff has 16 SEC players going in the first round, which would be a record.
Here's a rundown of the SEC players he projects to go in the first round:
No. 1: Arkansas QB Tyler Wilson to the Jacksonville Jaguars
No. 2: Texas A&M OT Luke Joeckel to the Indianapolis Colts
No. 4: Tennessee QB Tyler Bray to the Oakland Raiders
No. 6: LSU DE Sam Montgomery to the Cleveland Browns
No. 9: Alabama OL Barrett Jones to the St. Louis Rams
No. 10: Georgia OLB Jarvis Jones to the Carolina Panthers
No. 11: Mississippi State CB Johnthan Banks to the St. Louis Rams
No. 12: LSU OT Chris Faulk to the Buffalo Bills
No. 15: South Carolina RB Marcus Lattimore to the Detroit Lions
No. 16: Texas A&M OT Jake Matthews to the Dallas Cowboys
No. 18: Tennessee WR Justin Hunter to the Cincinnati Bengals
No. 24: LSU DE Barkevious Mingo to the New Orleans Saints
No. 26: Alabama OT D.J. Fluker to the San Francisco 49ers
No. 30: LSU S Eric Reid to the Philadelphia Eagles
No. 31: Georgia DT John Jenkins to the Pittsburgh Steelers
No. 32: Texas A&M LB Sean Porter to the Green Bay Packers
With all this 2013 mock draft talk, I'll pass along a programming note for later this week on the SEC blog. I've reached out to coaches, scouts and analysts for input, including ESPN's Mel Kiper, and will come up with our own list of the top 16 NFL draft prospects from the SEC for next year.
That's how many SEC players went in the first three rounds this year -- nine in the first round, five in the second round and two in the third round.