2013 NFL Mock Draft: Round 1 Final Exam, Tennessee Titans Trade Up?


October 27, 2012; Tempe, AZ, USA; UCLA Bruins defensive end Datone Jones (56) against the Arizona State Sun Devils at Sun Devil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

Have you ever seen a NFL mock draft where all 32 picks were incorrect?

I’m not going to lie to you—if you read this mock draft, then years from now, you may have a story to tell your grandkids:

“During my lifetime, the most unpredictable world event was the 2013 NFL Draft. It was so unpredictable that I came across a first-round mock draft where all 32 picks were incorrect. Not only were they wrong, but this author was off by FIFTEEN picks on each of his players. His first-overall pick wasn’t even drafted until the 20s!” Bjoern Werner went No. 2 overall and this moron didn’t even slot him in the first round!

This draft could go so many different directions. And if one pick is different at the top, everything gets screwed up. If the draft goes as I’ve mocked it out, then the Tennessee Titans would have their choice of Chance Warmack, Jonathan Cooper, Kenny Vaccaro, Dee Milliner, D.J. Hayden and Sharrif Floyd.

Here’s my final 2013 NFL mock draft. I’ve included four projected trades. One of them includes the Titans trading back into the first round and taking a tweener defensive lineman who they had a pre-draft visit with. I think he’s exactly the kind of player they’re looking to add into their rotation—someone similar to Jason Jones. While I don’t think Tennessee would take this guy at No. 10, he is the type of player who someone may reach for (e.g. Jacksonville Jaguars reaching for Tyson Alualu).

Projected Trades (Includes Points from Trade Value Chart)
Minnesota Vikings (No. 23 (760 points), No. 25 (720 points))
Buffalo Bills (No. 8 (1400 points), No. 143 (34.5 points))

Cleveland Browns (No. 6 (1600 points))
Miami Dolphins (No. 12 (1200 points), No. 54 (360 points))

San Francisco 49ers (No. 31 (600 points), No. 61 (292 points) No. 74 (220 points))
New Orleans Saints (No. 15 (1050 points))

Tennessee Titans (No. 40 (500 points), No. 70 (240 points) OR conditional 2014 pick))
New England Patriots (No. 29 (640 points))

2013 NFL Mock Draft (Picks 1-32; Asterisks (*) Indicate a Projected Trade)
Kansas City Chiefs (Round 1, Pick 1): Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan
Jacksonville Jaguars (Round 1, Pick 2): Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia
Oakland Raiders (Round 1, Pick 3): Dion Jordan, DE/LB, Oregon
Philadelphia Eagles (Round 1, Pick 4): Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M
Detroit Lions (Round 1, Pick 5): Ezekiel “Ziggy” Ansah, DE/LB, BYU
*Miami Dolphins (Round 1, Pick 6): Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma
Arizona Cardinals (Round 1, Pick 7): Barkevious Mingo, DE/LB, LSU
*Minnesota Vikings (Round 1, Pick 8): Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia
New York Jets (Round 1, Pick 9): Star Lotulelei, DL, Utah
Tennessee Titans (Round 1, Pick 10): Chance Warmack, OL, Alabama
San Diego Chargers (Round 1, Pick 11): Kenny Vaccaro, S, Texas
*Cleveland Browns (Round 1, Pick 12): Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama
New York Jets (Round 1, Pick 13): D.J. Hayden, CB, Houston
Carolina Panthers (Round 1, Pick 14): Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida
*San Francisco 49ers (Round 1, Pick 15): Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri
St. Louis Rams (Round 1, Pick 16): Matt Elam, S, Florida
Pittsburgh Steelers (Round 1, Pick 17): Jarvis Jones, LB, Georgia
Dallas Cowboys (Round 1, Pick 18): Jonathan Cooper, OG, North Carolina
New York Giants (Round 1, Pick 19): Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame
Chicago Bears (Round 1, Pick 20): Barrett Jones, OL, Alabama
Cincinnati Bengals (Round 1, Pick 21): Jonathan Cyprien, S, Florida International
St. Louis Rams (Round 1, Pick 22): Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee
*Buffalo Bills (Round 1, Pick 23): Ryan Nassib, QB, Syracuse
Indianapolis Colts (Round 1, Pick 24): Larry Warford, OG, Kentucky
*Buffalo Bills (Round 1, Pick 25): D.J. Fluker, OT, Alabama
Green Bay Packers (Round 1, Pick 26): Johnathan Hankins, DL, Ohio State
Houston Texans (Round 1, Pick 27): Alec Ogletree, LB, Georgia
Denver Broncos (Round 1, Pick 28): Margus Hunt, DE, SMU
*Tennessee Titans (Round 1, Pick 29): Datone Jones, DL, UCLA
Atlanta Falcons (Round 1, Pick 30): Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington
*New Orleans Saints (Round 1, Pick 31): John Jenkins, NT, Georgia
Baltimore Ravens (Round 1, Pick 32): Arthur Brown, LB, Kansas State

Titans Projected Review, Day 1
Tennessee Titans (Round 1, Pick 10): Chance Warmack, OL, Alabama
Tennessee Titans (Round 1, Pick 29): Datone Jones, DL, UCLA (Via Trade)