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2013 PFT mock draft, Version 1

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It makes no sense to do mock drafts before free agency starts, even though everyone does.  It makes somewhat less nonsense to do one two weeks into free agency, but things can still change until it’s time for the first pick to be made.

Then again, it arguably makes no sense to do mock drafts at all, since it’s inherently a crapshoot that gives the experts and those who think they are something to do.

It’s even more of a crapshoot in 2013.

But we’ll shoot the crap anyway, since we haven’t done it yet this year and plenty of you have been asking for us to do one.

Probably so that you can complain about how bad it is.

So complain away.

1.  Chiefs:  DE Dion Jordan, Oregon.

2.  Jaguars:  OT Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M.

3.  Raiders:  DT Sharrif Floyd, Florida.

4.  Eagles:  DT Sheldon Richardson, Missouri.

5.  Lions:  CB Desmond Trufant, Washington.

6.  Browns:  DE Ziggy Ansah, BYU.

7.  Cardinals:  DE Barkevious Mingo, LSU.

8.  Bills:  QB Matt Barkley, USC.

9.  Jets:  CB Dee Milliner, Alabama.

10.  Titans:  OG Chance Warmack, Alabama.

11.  Chargers:  OT Eric Fisher, Central Michigan.

12.  Dolphins:  OT Lane Johnson, Oklahoma.

13.  Buccaneers:  WR Tavon Austin, West Virginia.

14.  Panthers:  DT Star Lotulelei, Utah.

15.  Saints:  WR Keenan Allen, California.

16.  Rams:  OG Jonathan Cooper, North Carolina.

17.  Steelers:  RB Eddie Lacy, Alabama.

18.  Cowboys:  S Kenny Vaccaro, Texas.

19.  Giants:  DE Bjoern Werner, Florida State.

20.  Bears:  LB Jarvis Jones, Georgia.

21.  Bengals:  DT Sylvester Williams, North Carolina.

22.  Rams (from Redskins):  OT D.J. Fluker, Alabama.

23.  Vikings:  QB Geno Smith, West Virginia.

24.  Colts:  WR Cordarrelle Patterson, Tennessee.

25.  Vikings (from Seahawks):  LB Manti Te’o, Notre Dame.

26.  Packers:  TE Tyler Eifert, Notre Dame.

27.    Texans:  WR Deandre Hopkins, Clemson.

28.  Broncos:  S Matt Elam, Florida.

29.  Patriots:  CB Xavier Rhodes, Florida State.

30.  Falcons:  DE Cornellius Carradine, Florida State.

31.  49ers:  NT John Jenkins, Georgia.

32.  Ravens:  OT Kyle Long, Oregon.

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271 Responses to “2013 PFT mock draft, Version 1”
  1. redskinsrule says: Mar 24, 2013 10:15 PM

    Worst list ever! Wouldn’t be suprised if every pick you have is wrong!!

  2. myschwartzisbiggerthenyours says: Mar 24, 2013 10:16 PM

    Simply horrible, try again Mike.

  3. canetic says: Mar 24, 2013 10:17 PM

    No way Geno Smith goes at 23. He’ll be Top 10. Not based on skill necessarily, but based on QB Panic. If he gets past Arizona some team will trade up to take him.

  4. cherubrock11 says: Mar 24, 2013 10:18 PM

    lol wut

  5. lionsmark09 says: Mar 24, 2013 10:18 PM

    I just don’t see Detroit passing on Fisher. LT is a need too big to not fill. Multiple times has Schwartz said that it is hard to find 300lb athletic guys.

  6. vkngs77 says: Mar 24, 2013 10:18 PM

    23 & 25, all I can say is WOW!

  7. tommyc0606 says: Mar 24, 2013 10:18 PM

    is this a joke?

  8. talkingheadsknowall says: Mar 24, 2013 10:18 PM

    Dee Milliner to the Raiders or Dion Jordan, yes Florio, your mock sucks

  9. fistoftheraven says: Mar 24, 2013 10:19 PM

    Really? Matt Barkley at #8? What a joke. I stopped reading after that.

  10. craigsconcept says: Mar 24, 2013 10:19 PM

    No way Dee Milliner drops to 9. Did I miss something why is Desmond Trufant the first CB off the board?

  11. mightbegoingtohellforthis says: Mar 24, 2013 10:19 PM

    Not bad. Good job.

  12. classyjacklambert says: Mar 24, 2013 10:20 PM

    I like Eddie Lacy as the Steelers pick. It would be interesting to see him and T Richardson go head to head twice a year.

  13. musicman495 says: Mar 24, 2013 10:20 PM

    Ugh

  14. southridge23 says: Mar 24, 2013 10:20 PM

    You’re right about mock drafts being pointless but +1 point for originality…I like it

  15. demanrighthere says: Mar 24, 2013 10:20 PM

    This is a joke right? If he lions took a corner wouldn’t it be millner?

  16. blueballz77 says: Mar 24, 2013 10:20 PM

    Whoa No way dee milliner is first db off board no way geno goes that far way off

  17. tokyosandblaster says: Mar 24, 2013 10:20 PM

    The Packers need help on Defense and you have them picking a TE?

  18. vikes69 says: Mar 24, 2013 10:20 PM

    why would the vikings take a qb when they have ponder and just signed cassell in free agency, and then why would we take a crappy LB instead of a wr. no way

  19. fthrvic says: Mar 24, 2013 10:21 PM

    Wrong.

  20. evpimp says: Mar 24, 2013 10:21 PM

    Is this a joke? Pick 23 Vikings Qb Geno Smith? The world is saying he will be a top 10 pick and you have him at 23?

  21. jamesx27 says: Mar 24, 2013 10:21 PM

    Chiefs would be crazy to go thisnroute.The hairpiece is too tight Florio. maybe switch the first 2

  22. maltliquor says: Mar 24, 2013 10:21 PM

    If the Bills pick Barkley, they might as well thrown away the season.

  23. shageman13 says: Mar 24, 2013 10:21 PM

    Definitely some “WTF” picks, but predicting WTF picks while admitting that you’re probably completely wrong is a lot better than the predicting WTF picks while claiming to be completely right that most people do.

  24. tokyosandblaster says: Mar 24, 2013 10:21 PM

    If Elam is still on the board, he doesn’t get past GB

  25. usg1 says: Mar 24, 2013 10:22 PM

    Did you throw darts at a dartboard while doing this mock? Or maybe you did a process like the NBA to figure out the lottery draft order?

  26. goninjagoninjagogo says: Mar 24, 2013 10:22 PM

    It’s like Jenga, so I can’t complain. One trade will blow up everyone’s board, more so than previous years it would seem.

  27. matthewcarlson1 says: Mar 24, 2013 10:22 PM

    Who’s the moron who picked the Vikings picks? Maybe Te’O, but there’s no way they take Geno Smith.

  28. gjags12 says: Mar 24, 2013 10:22 PM

    Wow, that is horribad. Every GM in the NFL should be fired if it ended up like that.

  29. vik3z says: Mar 24, 2013 10:23 PM

    i never thought id say this but i actually give u credit for this florio, it looks like you did this yourself when i assumed it’d basically be a carbon copy of what people who know football are mocking.

  30. cincinnati222 says: Mar 24, 2013 10:24 PM

    Please. Don’t let Pitt get Lacy…

  31. houseofbacon says: Mar 24, 2013 10:24 PM

    Have you lost your damn mimd

  32. jtdapit50 says: Mar 24, 2013 10:25 PM

    Trufant looks much better than dee mil. I hope truant would fall to Pitt. I like Eddie Lacey to Pitt. The steelers always have a franchise RB. Franco, bettis, this could be our next long term man.

  33. wmendez68 says: Mar 24, 2013 10:25 PM

    A Wide receiver for the Saints?? An Injured one at that? No Logic..

  34. camarothndr says: Mar 24, 2013 10:25 PM

    Greatest mock draft ever, Florio should have to update this everytime a player is signed, traded, cut, legal issue, or just the good old “drunk Big Ben” stories.

  35. rightwingguy says: Mar 24, 2013 10:25 PM

    Come on the vikes are not taking a qb. That’s just stupid. And they are not taking that dumbass LB from Notre Dame

    The will be taking a wr for sure with one of those two picks.

  36. pa1856 says: Mar 24, 2013 10:25 PM

    I’m assuming darts were thrown blindly for this mock draft?

  37. dude1988 says: Mar 24, 2013 10:25 PM

    Zero chance that Milliner isnt the first CB taken this year.

  38. vikesfan2010 says: Mar 24, 2013 10:26 PM

    You really think the vikings would pass on cordarelle Patterson at 23 for QB and then go with manti in the first round?

  39. adrianisgreatestofalltime says: Mar 24, 2013 10:26 PM

    Was not expecting to read geno smith or manti teo at 23 and 25 my god I hope Rick spielman is smarter than you, although if geno is there at 23 that wouldn’t be a terrible pickup. Ponder still has questions and Cassel is only a fill in at this point

  40. suite34 says: Mar 24, 2013 10:26 PM

    Well, you’ve given the haters a lot to work with. Good luck!

  41. Vinson Smith says: Mar 24, 2013 10:26 PM

    Dion Jordan as the first pick…Matt Barkley going 15 spots before Geno Smith….Dee Millner NOT being the first CB taken….ok I think I made my point. WHAT IS THIS?

  42. arm57romg says: Mar 24, 2013 10:27 PM

    Since 1982, no two teams in the top 18 have drafted Guards for that position.

  43. bryco9 says: Mar 24, 2013 10:27 PM

    It would be great if Geno fell to the Viks at 23, but it ain’t gonna happen, no way. I respect the effort but this mock is extremely flawed, Jordan 1st overall (no), Trufant before Millner (no), Geno falling to the 20′s (someone would trade up before that happens).

  44. rwcourington says: Mar 24, 2013 10:27 PM

    Interesting selections throughout but as a Cardinal fan (yes there are some out here), there is no way we are letting Fisher slide past us if he is still there.

    #Birdgang

  45. denverallday37 says: Mar 24, 2013 10:27 PM

    Did you just just draw names from a hat and put them with that team?

  46. nt3419 says: Mar 24, 2013 10:28 PM

    Did you hire Matt Millen?

  47. thesportsguy52 says: Mar 24, 2013 10:28 PM

    I admittedly don’t know enough about most of these prospects to argue much, but I will say that I seriously doubt Alabama’s Milliner will fall to the Jets at 9. He’ll be taken well before then.

  48. hbdbrowns33 says: Mar 24, 2013 10:28 PM

    You have Trufant in front of Milliner not going to happen but it could. You have the Browns passing on Milliner thats really not going to happen. If he is there I bet its like 95% they take him.

  49. Steeley McBeam says: Mar 24, 2013 10:28 PM

    No. Just no.

  50. wayupsouth says: Mar 24, 2013 10:28 PM

    So you’re saying the Saints are gonna get a receiver. Great. Can he cover himself? Rush the passer, maybe? Freakin’ tackle?

  51. themagicfanguy says: Mar 24, 2013 10:29 PM

    In this scenario the Packers would select Matt Elam or Xavier Rhodes before a TE in the first round.

  52. gottem13x says: Mar 24, 2013 10:29 PM

    Hahahaha…this is a Joke right?

  53. bdnnbd says: Mar 24, 2013 10:29 PM

    What? The Vikings pass on Patterson to draft a quarterback? What are you smoking?

  54. cags777 says: Mar 24, 2013 10:30 PM

    Geno Smith with the Minnesota Vikings? Are you crazy, Florio? There is no way they are going to invest another first round pick on a QB when we have one still developing and a backup ready to take over at any time. Also, I doubt the Vikings (or any team) is going to take a chance on Manti Te’o in the first round. He’ll bring a circus atmosphere, which is the last thing Rick Spielman wants.

  55. ebrownwareagle says: Mar 24, 2013 10:30 PM

    THAT’S TERRIBLE!!!

  56. vikes49 says: Mar 24, 2013 10:31 PM

    As a Vikes fan.. I dont see these picks for the Vikes! SKOL!

  57. jollyrob68 says: Mar 24, 2013 10:31 PM

    Dion Jordan #1 No. Steelers Eddie Lacy in rd 1 No way. Lacy might still be on the board in rd 2 with that hamstring.

  58. bharr170 says: Mar 24, 2013 10:31 PM

    The Bengals have a Pro Bowl DT in Adkins and another good one in Peko.
    They also have a 2nd round pick and a 3rd round pick invested in DT last year.

    Why on earth would they draft another on in the first round???

  59. njoberg says: Mar 24, 2013 10:31 PM

    #23 Geno smith …..Really VIKES go WR on one of 1st rd

  60. mnwildfan78 says: Mar 24, 2013 10:31 PM

    No way Vikings take Geno Smith

  61. lsuzilla says: Mar 24, 2013 10:31 PM

    Saints are NOT taking a WR with their first pick.

  62. therealraider says: Mar 24, 2013 10:32 PM

    I hope the Raiders are smart enough to take Sheldon Richardson ove Shariff Floyd

  63. lioninnj says: Mar 24, 2013 10:33 PM

    Deskond trufant over milliner!?

  64. tyn27 says: Mar 24, 2013 10:33 PM

    Mike, is this a joke?

  65. hix7 says: Mar 24, 2013 10:33 PM

    You really just went for huh? Threw all the names in a hat and started pulling em’ out gotta respect that I guess.

  66. amg503 says: Mar 24, 2013 10:33 PM

    Oh, I see. It takes our HC going to the NFL for you guys to finally give the Ducks some love. At least we’ve proved the system works to you in the press… until the Eagles lose their first game.

    Then Florio will flip-flip for the millionth time with the dramatic flare that only he can provide.

  67. phillyreese215 says: Mar 24, 2013 10:34 PM

    wow this mock is all over the place. millner will not go past the browns. all those top teams need a cb. i think geno goes higher than that.

  68. bmcgrath2 says: Mar 24, 2013 10:34 PM

    Geno Smith to the Vikings @ 23? Wtf…

  69. therealraider says: Mar 24, 2013 10:34 PM

    And another note.. this Mock is way out of wack seriously Desmond Trufant over DeMarcus Milliner .. LOL

  70. grimlock410 says: Mar 24, 2013 10:34 PM

    Chiefs do not need a pass rusher, taking one first overall is hard to see. Plus Dee Milliner and Xavier Rhodes will go higher than you have them. And Matt Barkley going that high is insane so that sounds right for the Bills.

  71. rbanks51 says: Mar 24, 2013 10:34 PM

    Cant see them going with Jordan when they have Houston and Hali on the roster…but what do I know?

  72. lilmeco93 says: Mar 24, 2013 10:35 PM

    This is retarded, why the hell would the Saints draft a WR first round when they still need work on defense????

  73. zjfr2 says: Mar 24, 2013 10:35 PM

    Dee Milner, best corner in the draft by far, not in pft’s top ten, whiff.

  74. spellingcops says: Mar 24, 2013 10:36 PM

    Got it. Sharif Floyd will be the next draft bust…

  75. benroethlisberger7 says: Mar 24, 2013 10:36 PM

    Eddie Lacy will slip into the second round due to the newly-added helmet rule.

  76. deputyglitters says: Mar 24, 2013 10:37 PM

    Dion Jordan at 1 is a laugh. He’s got bust written all over him. Tall with no leverage, lacking elite speed, and terrible hand usage equals disaster. I don’t understand why these mocks are so high on him. Someone change my mind please.

  77. mjhutmkr says: Mar 24, 2013 10:37 PM

    LMAO!

    Neither Geno or Te’owoll be drafted by Vikings!!!!

  78. greenmamba12 says: Mar 24, 2013 10:37 PM

    Guys he said it was a crapshoot, these things are made for better perspective. If everyone made one that was nearly similar/exactly what the ‘experts’ thought was gonna happen, what fun would that be?

    Having said that this would be a crazy draft if it went down like this (crazy unpredictable)

  79. snowpea84 says: Mar 24, 2013 10:38 PM

    Lolls. People get so mad at other people predicting their team will take anything other than what they perceive as the need, and yet these same people sit around lamenting the fact that their teams ownership never address their team needs…

  80. jwayne03 says: Mar 24, 2013 10:39 PM

    This might be the worst mock draft i have ever seen… a Muppet baby could come up with something better. Bucs would not get a wr in the first round. how does this jamoke have a job???? #floriosucks

  81. vincentbojackson says: Mar 24, 2013 10:39 PM

    Can’t see Te’o getting past the Bengals. They seem to be in love with the guy according to the Cincy media (Bengals must have missed the national championship game).

  82. johnnytubetop says: Mar 24, 2013 10:39 PM

    Doing a mock draft is one thing, but just picking names at random and writing them down is another. Very few of these show even the slightest hint that any thought whatsoever went into this.

  83. matt5mn says: Mar 24, 2013 10:39 PM

    Any and every Vikings fan is looking at this and saying “Whuh??” Come on Florio, you’re tied into MN. You have some explaining this week if you’re on with PA….

  84. vikesgod28 says: Mar 24, 2013 10:40 PM

    Geno smith and manti teo? That is truly the stupidest thing I read today…. Might want to re-try again soon.

  85. adm350 says: Mar 24, 2013 10:40 PM

    I think this is the worst mock draft I seen yet.

  86. throwitupdogg says: Mar 24, 2013 10:40 PM

    We are all now dumber for having read this.

  87. buccfaninhawkeyecountry says: Mar 24, 2013 10:40 PM

    Well since all other teams fans are throwin jn their two cents. As fun as tavon austin would be down in Tampa Bay, too many holes on defense. So i respectfully disagree. Oh. I mean rawr rawr ur an idiot how dare u predict the future differently than anybody else. This matters so much.

  88. veence69 says: Mar 24, 2013 10:41 PM

    I actually checked my calendar to see if it was April 1st. No lie.

    I simply cannot get over how terrible this mock draft is.

  89. dawglb says: Mar 24, 2013 10:41 PM

    Did you write the top 50 players names on popsicle sticks, thrown them up in the air….randomly pick them up and plug them in, 1st,….2nd,…..3rd….?

  90. gtskyrider says: Mar 24, 2013 10:41 PM

    I love the Tavon to the Bucs pick…..it should be the pick they should make if he is available….there will be plenty of corners to choose from also will probably get the revis trade done.

  91. deman951 says: Mar 24, 2013 10:42 PM

    So the Bucs who have Vincent Jackson and Mike Williams at WR draft another WR instead of drafting a DB or DL? Did you forget that we had the worst pass defense in the league last year?? You must be assuming we trade for Revis but even if we do there still needs a corner on the other side of the field.

  92. bcdc26 says: Mar 24, 2013 10:42 PM

    I would love to hear your reasoning to why you feel this is going to happen. Most mocks provide some kind of an explanation

  93. 509seahawks says: Mar 24, 2013 10:43 PM

    florio, you gotta quit drinking on the job!

  94. phillyreese215 says: Mar 24, 2013 10:43 PM

    As an eagles fan i don’t see them taking a DT 4th overall with the signing of issac sopanoa. in a 3-4 why would you draft a nose tackle to come off the bench? that’s a wasted pick, witht hat pick you wanna draft someone you can plug in week 1 as a starter. millner fits that criteria, or dion jordan, or joekel.

    and i just noticed barkley before geno??? WOW!

  95. pynflfan says: Mar 24, 2013 10:44 PM

    This awful. Pretty sure that I could’ve come up with a better one

  96. reasonableeaglefan says: Mar 24, 2013 10:45 PM

    I generally feel complaining about a mock draft is silly, because it is just a guess. This one however, seems intentionally bad. Like trying to drive comments bad. Trufant ahead of Milner? Barkley ahead of Smith? Smith making it out of the top 10. The chiefs not taking an OT(than why do I keep reading your posts about trading Albert?) The Eagles’ pick is horrific, along with just about the entire top 10. But here I am commenting, so touché

  97. dkoulatsos says: Mar 24, 2013 10:45 PM

    Can’t see the Ravens taking Long at 32. Not with Melenik Watson, Arthur Brown, and Ogletree on the board.

  98. warhammer420 says: Mar 24, 2013 10:48 PM

    Desmond Trufant at #5? No way Detroit is taking him. If they pick a CB at that spot, it will be Milliner. Though they are probably more likely to take an OT, or DE.

  99. baymac408 says: Mar 24, 2013 10:48 PM

    Everybody does round 1… Let me see what you think a out round 2!!

  100. johnnyb1976 says: Mar 24, 2013 10:49 PM

    Why would the bengals take a DT makes no sense know the depth chart before you go picking players.

  101. alex7awesome says: Mar 24, 2013 10:50 PM

    If Cordarrelle Patterson is available pick 23, why the hell wouldn’t the Vikings take him? This mock draft sucks.

  102. bills4 says: Mar 24, 2013 10:52 PM

    It scares me to think the Bills could be that stupid!

  103. kingjoe1 says: Mar 24, 2013 10:52 PM

    First there is no chance Luke I doesn’t go number one if KC keeps the pick. Albert will be traded at draft. The Geno thing is stupid and the biggest omission is track. Austin not bei g the first round. This is not nfl circa 1997, he is what teams want. That’s the reason Seattle gave up a 1 st rounder for harvin. I think JR may have done this list

  104. evrybdyhas1 says: Mar 24, 2013 10:53 PM

    As much as I would like to criticize the MD it probably is no worse then the real one as history shows.

  105. sb34champs says: Mar 24, 2013 10:53 PM

    My wife is flabbergasted! Pretty sure she did a more respectable mock draft, despite her drawing names out of a hat!
    As a STL fan I am insulted that you don’t have a WR or Safety with either 1st rd pick. Do me a favor and go lock yourself in a closet, light off, and ball your eyes out becuz YOU SUCK!

  106. dalucks says: Mar 24, 2013 10:53 PM

    As a Texans fan, I admit we need a #2 WR but reaching for Deandre Hopkins at 27 is as bad as the 49ers taking A.J. Jenkins in the 1st round last year.
    The Texans will trade #27 to Buffalo, Arizona or any other team looking for a quarterback for a high 2nd, 3rd, 6th and 7th round picks in the 2013 NFL draft.
    Josh Boyce will give Houston the same production as Deandre Hopkins will in 2013, 25 receptions, 400 yards and 3 TDs, which is not enough for a #2 WR.
    The Texans should sign Randy Moss or Terrell Owens to a 1 year contract to be the #2 WR in 2013.

  107. megastaff1975 says: Mar 24, 2013 10:56 PM

    5. Lions: CB Desmond Trufant, Washington.

    Really?? This looks like Matt Millens Mock Draft! Horrible picks all over!!!!

    This is how i think its gonna turn out for the top 5!

    1. Chiefs: OT Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M

    2. Jaguars: DT Star Lotulelei, Utah.

    3. Raiders: DT Sharrif Floyd, Florida.

    4. Eagles: CB Dee Milliner, Alabama

    5. Lions: OT Eric Fisher, CMU

  108. minimiggy says: Mar 24, 2013 10:58 PM

    Rams getting 3 oline after just signing long?!?! I dont think anyone would do that.

  109. jets4gold says: Mar 24, 2013 10:59 PM

    Whoever made this is smoking rocks! Worst ever. No way Barkley gets picked before Geno and NO WAY Geno gets past the Jets. There is not one thing right about this mock. Expect MAYBE Floyd going to Oakland. Horrible

  110. daknight93 says: Mar 24, 2013 11:00 PM

    you gotta be kidding..Saints had the worst statistical defense in NFL history..Why would they pick a WR at 15

  111. shaggytoodle says: Mar 24, 2013 11:01 PM

    I don’t know much about this draft class, and while I don’t know about the most of the teams desires or targets.

    You have the Minnesota Vikings doing very Minnesota Viking things in the draft. So I’ll give you some props for that.

  112. delakern says: Mar 24, 2013 11:03 PM

    I like it. No reason why any of these picks can’t happen.

  113. vcfbfanatic says: Mar 24, 2013 11:05 PM

    The chiefs have 2 pro bowl outside linebackers and they draft another with the first overall pick?!! Why? And with most teams only suiting up 2 qbs these days the vikings are gonna waste a first rounder on geno smith? I don’t see it! I don’t know what to think about the te’o pick other than “please no!”

  114. riverhorsey says: Mar 24, 2013 11:06 PM

    Chiefs want Jordan for sure

  115. midwayroar54 says: Mar 24, 2013 11:07 PM

    that makes no freakin sense what so ever why would the Bears draft a best suited 3-4 Linebacker in Jarvis Jones your drunk PFT!! Everyone knows they run a 4-3!!! BEAR DOWN!!!

  116. llonll says: Mar 24, 2013 11:08 PM

    There’s a line in Glengarry Glen Ross, “Get them to sign on the line which is dotted.” The subtext here is , “Get them to comment on articles by trolling.”

  117. jwbucs says: Mar 24, 2013 11:09 PM

    Not the avg run of the mill mock but not as far fetched as most think. You got Austin going to the Bucs and I could live with that. I also like Star who ya got going next.

  118. redstar504 says: Mar 24, 2013 11:10 PM

    The Saints isn’t as far off as other Saints fans say it is. The Saints have never drafted on need. They strictly draft the highest on their board when the time comes. If that happens to be a WR then that’s who they take injury and all. That works out anyway because the Saints redshirt all their WR’s any way. Mechem then Toon this last year so why not another one. This is the same team that drafted Deuce Mcallister when they had Rickey Williams and that worked out pretty good.

  119. tjbucs says: Mar 24, 2013 11:10 PM

    Florio, you are the best. Way to stir up the pot and bring out all of the whiners. For the Bucs at 13 with all of the top DE’s, DT’s, CB’s and OT’s off the board, Tavon Austin would be a brilliant pick. That’s why it probably doesn’t have a snowballs chance in hell of happening. But thanks for the good thoughts, vibes and common sense.

  120. whodeytn says: Mar 24, 2013 11:12 PM

    I like Eddie Lacy as the Steelers pick. It would be interesting to see him and T Richardson go head to head twice a year.
    ======

    Nobody cares about Trent Richardson, bud.

  121. michaeljacksonisback says: Mar 24, 2013 11:18 PM

    The Rams ignore WR and safety in the 1st. Round and take 2 O lineman??? Your high

  122. DonkeyStick says: Mar 24, 2013 11:21 PM

    I think you put silly things out so you can say “look how many comments I got”

  123. yatescraig says: Mar 24, 2013 11:25 PM

    The Rams aren’t going to draft Cooper and Fluker in the first round. They already have two Tackles (Long and Saffold) and they are down two receivers after losing Amendola and Gibson.

  124. tformation says: Mar 24, 2013 11:29 PM

    Do you guys get paid for BS like this?

    If so, are you hiring?

  125. bigalhebdman says: Mar 24, 2013 11:31 PM

    Saints need defensive players not receivers.

  126. swagger52 says: Mar 24, 2013 11:34 PM

    Consider the source…
    Florio picked Colts over Ravens because Ray Lewis was supposedly faking retirement.

    Patriots are going to take a QB this year, high in the draft.

  127. nathpz says: Mar 24, 2013 11:37 PM

    This draft looks like you purposely made a bunch of wrong picks to get people talking.

    It’s not just the mistaken value ratings (Sheldon Richardson #4? Geno Smith #23?!), or rating the wrong guy higher than the next at a position (Trufant over Milliner, Matt Barkley over Geno Smith), it’s having players taken where they don’t meet the team’s needs at all and aren’t even the best player available (I’m thinking Keenan Allen to New Orleans).

  128. 4thqtrsaint says: Mar 24, 2013 11:41 PM

    If the Saints draft best player available, A) That WR is not it & B) They’ll take best defensive player available

  129. coltzfan166 says: Mar 24, 2013 11:43 PM

    Joekel goes first. Geno goes 8th. Barkley doesn’t get picked in the first round. Jarvis Jones will still be in the top 10. And where’s Demantre Moore???

  130. squared80 says: Mar 24, 2013 11:44 PM

    I know mock drafts are a crapshoot, but this one is rediculous.

  131. buckybadger says: Mar 24, 2013 11:46 PM

    I am wondering if they made this so bad just to get people come and comment. Fischer won’t last as long as they have him here. Might even go first to the Chiefs.

  132. kells63blog says: Mar 24, 2013 11:52 PM

    A wr to the Bucs@ 13? That makes no sense.

  133. blancodiablo says: Mar 24, 2013 11:55 PM

    Jags are the wild card at 2. They will trade down in a heartbeat and jack up everyones mock drafts like they were the Florida Gulf Coast of the NFL.

  134. taintedsaints2009 says: Mar 24, 2013 11:56 PM

    Zach effeirt to Green Bay would be a terrific fit though. They won’t do it, but it would be a terrific fit. It be like having Rudolph catching passes from Rodgers. That’s an unstoppable duo

  135. drewcarey says: Mar 24, 2013 11:59 PM

    This mock draft is a Luke Joeckel

  136. dirk7683 says: Mar 24, 2013 11:59 PM

    Geno to Minnesota? I’m not sure if that is an indictment of the Vikes front office, or a man crush on Smith. Regardless, it would mean missing out on a deep DT field or a high-ceiling WR.

  137. dcsuperfan says: Mar 25, 2013 12:00 AM

    Oops! Looks like you guys released your April Fool’s Mock 8 days early!

  138. drwbrsdmndsnxplntn says: Mar 25, 2013 12:04 AM

    Let me start by saying, I’m a huge Mike Florio fan, But I will say this, this mock is bizzare. I’ve read a million 2013 mocks, most by people less qualified than Florio, and every single one of these picks has a great chance of being wrong. Of course We will beat it up if it’s crazy as what. Its all based on perceived need, there is not one instance of an organization taking the BPA. And there is no way the Vikings draft geno smith at 23. Im 99.9% sure that I have just as good a chance of being drafted 23rd overall. Mind boggling stuff. I know mocks are suppose to be fun, but this is bizzaro planet mock.

  139. jdd428 says: Mar 25, 2013 12:07 AM

    Seriously, unless this was completely a joke I think Florio has lost all credibility in my mind.

  140. 6kings says: Mar 25, 2013 12:07 AM

    Vikings fan here. Never thought I would say this. Brad Childress is better than you.

  141. dcsuperfan says: Mar 25, 2013 12:11 AM

    Oh well, if you’re somehow right at #21 it just makes the Redskins look even better for the RG3 trade. Let the Rams have D.J. Fluker, Janoris Jenkins, and whatever project they take late in the 1st round next year. We’ll take the ROY superstar franchise QB that comes along once a decade, if that, while over half the NFL teams struggle every offseason to find a QB that can just be good enough to not LOSE games for them. If Bradford fulfills his potential, this should go down as one of the most mutually beneficial trades ever. HAIL TO THE REDSKINS!!!

  142. tiggerblood says: Mar 25, 2013 12:20 AM

    Wow the Bengals pick is terrible. Know this if Jarvis Jones, Kenny Vaccrro(which they weren’t in this piece) Xavier Rhodes or Alec Ogletree are available it’s a done deal. If those four players aren’t their it would be wise for them to start trading down and stockpiling later picks because their isn’t much of a talent drop off between rounds 1 and 3. I don’t remember a draft like this one ever. No superstar QBs, WR, or RB’s infact no one jumps out at you as a sure thing. As evidence look no further than a Freshman Heisemen winner and a LB getting second for crying out loud.

  143. chex1868 says: Mar 25, 2013 12:21 AM

    Matt Millen thinks these picks suck.

  144. titans12thman says: Mar 25, 2013 12:22 AM

    I won’t comment on any of the other picks but I would have to say that you hit the nail on the head with the 10th pick…..if he gets that far.

    I think that most of the Titans fans out there want Warmack or Jonathan Cooper with our first round pick this year. I don’t see an Offensive Guard with his talent level making it past the Eagles and Jets do to their horrible QB protection, and how important a guard with that aggressiveness is in today’s league. I would say that we probably end up with Cooper and Warmack goes before pick #10.

    But I hope you are right Florio.

  145. malekmj says: Mar 25, 2013 12:23 AM

    Is this April Fools. Lions won’t touch a corner in the first round. Lol. Trufant over Lane Fischer and Dee Milliner. LOL. TOO DANG FUNNY.

  146. 11thstreetmafia says: Mar 25, 2013 12:28 AM

    Dammit, I hope the Packers don’t get Eifert. He’s great and I’m a Bears fan.

  147. dickbuttkiss says: Mar 25, 2013 12:32 AM

    Was Alec Ogletree eaten by walkers at his Pro Day or something?

  148. shaggyjeff says: Mar 25, 2013 12:35 AM

    can Tavon Austin cover or rush the passer ?

  149. ramitbaby says: Mar 25, 2013 12:36 AM

    Dont u think the Rams have other pressing needs in the first round than to draft an OT to backup Long and Saffold???

  150. flipola says: Mar 25, 2013 12:37 AM

    I know mock drafts are pointless, because they’re more off than NCAA tourney brackets, but if this played out, I wouldn’t complain. At least you acknowledge that the Titans need a guard.

    And I hate to be one of the many critics here, but… Barkley over Smith? C’mon, man!

  151. evlttwin says: Mar 25, 2013 12:40 AM

    Wow. Are you on some edibles or something?

    Saints: Worst defense in NFL HISTORY last season.
    PICKS WIDE RECIEVER.

    Just Wow.

  152. nflpoker says: Mar 25, 2013 12:45 AM

    He is just yanking everybody’s chains here. He just wants to get a rise out of everybody.

  153. duncanthecat says: Mar 25, 2013 12:51 AM

    Looked at the first four picks and switched the page although I give you credit as the Eagles will probably blow their pick by typically reaching for a no body.

  154. ningenito78 says: Mar 25, 2013 12:55 AM

    Saints take Keenan Allen with Jones and Werner still on the board? No. And Geno Smith at 23 with Barkley at 8? For somebody talking a lot about the ‘smokescreen’ you sure are being smokescreened.

  155. flannlv says: Mar 25, 2013 12:55 AM

    Nice job Florio. Lots of comments. I assume that was your goal.

  156. deathonwings410 says: Mar 25, 2013 12:57 AM

    Manti Te’o is drafted in the first round but Arthur Brown, Alec Ogletree and Kevin Minter aren’t? Yeah effin’ right. This mock is Terrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrible.

  157. sdchicken says: Mar 25, 2013 12:58 AM

    The real draft should be wild this year. If you look at mock drafts on all the major sites, the picks are not even close between the experts. I still don’t see how the jags can’t take Geno at 2. If they start Gabbert or Henne this year, they are trying to move to Los Angeles.

  158. larryboodry says: Mar 25, 2013 12:58 AM

    Wow…I am not familiar enough with every prospect, or every team’s needs, to completely disparage this mock…So allow me to mock partially:

    1.) With the recent signings of DJ Williams and James Anderson, I don’t see the Bears taking a LB at #20. I do, however, hope they find a better option than Williams in the middle, since everything I’ve read on him says he is better on the outside.

    2.) While Tavon Austin to the Bucs at #13 is certainly possible – dude is a flat-out beast – most mocks I’ve seen have him going later…Bears should jump on him if he is still on the board when they pick.

    3.) Assuming Austin is gone, and the Bears don’t trade down, there are several guys I’d take at 20 over Jones…Fluker, Eifert, Patterson, or Long.

    4.) I do not see GB ignoring their defense with their first pick.

    5.) Matt Barkley doesn’t go that high, and Geno Smith doesn’t fall that far.

    6.) Memo to Phil Emery: If you do choose to take a LB with that first pick, do not under any circumstances pick the circus known as Manti Te’o, unless you want the rest of your defense to mutiny.

    7.) Alec Ogletree was a guy I had thought might be worth taking a chance on, until I heard him described as an ‘arrogant moron’ by an NFL scout.
    This may be why he will drop out of the 1st. round, as Florio’s mock suggests.

    There, I’m done…You may all now mock me, if you wish…Assuming Florio doesn’t delete me again.

  159. MTArider says: Mar 25, 2013 12:59 AM

    If the Giants take Bjoern Werner with Jarvis Jones, D.J. Fluker, Tyler Eifert and Alec Ogletree still on the board I will be PISSED!!!!

  160. leque4 says: Mar 25, 2013 12:59 AM

    Top ten is ok but the rest is sooo wrong. I really dont care as long as the Titans get OG Chance Warmack, Alabama.

  161. azdesertdweller says: Mar 25, 2013 1:00 AM

    nt3419 says:Mar 24, 2013 10:28 PM
    Did you hire Matt Millen?
    —————————————–

    LMAO! Very funny!

  162. zn0rseman says: Mar 25, 2013 1:01 AM

    Looks to me like this mock draft was designed to generate comments from posters by making picks that fly in the face of fans.

    Geno Smith to Minnesota in the 1st round when they have Ponder, Cassel, Webb and McLeod Bethel-Thompson is ridiculous. Then to follow it up with Manti Te’o is the icing on the cake.

  163. millertime20 says: Mar 25, 2013 1:02 AM

    Lol wow lions take 2nd best corner at 5

  164. danphxariz says: Mar 25, 2013 1:07 AM

    LOL if both Matt Barkley and Geno Smith are still available at #7, you can bet everything you own that the Cardinals are taking one of them.

  165. stevedubs11 says: Mar 25, 2013 1:12 AM

    Apparently, nobody here read the part about this being just for fun. Mike doesn’t like premature mock drafts before or during free agency, so this was just a roll of the dice to spark debate. With that being said, this was fun to look at.

  166. expertop says: Mar 25, 2013 1:13 AM

    Remember that scene in “Rain Man” where the box of toothpicks gets spilled? Florio is Dustin Hoffman. Except not a savant. And the toothpicks are draft-eligible football players. Someone’s gotta pick ‘em up. Hey, mock draft. What a job I have.

  167. cball77 says: Mar 25, 2013 1:13 AM

    Mel Kiper Jr. you are not Mike

  168. mnomalley says: Mar 25, 2013 1:15 AM

    This is the definition of a MOCK draft! Seriously laughed when I saw Dion at #1 then laughed even harder when I saw the rest of the list. Seriously delusional Mike

  169. shlort says: Mar 25, 2013 1:21 AM

    The Packers need another TE so bad they take one in the 1st round?

  170. darkneptune73 says: Mar 25, 2013 1:22 AM

    Florio says Vikings draft Geno Smith and Manti Teo. I say someone needs to get me a torch and pickfork so I can chase Florio with them.

  171. godevilsasu says: Mar 25, 2013 1:27 AM

    I only read this for s***s and giggles and still had to shake my head. Wow…*facepalm* Go home Florio you’re drunk :)

  172. dirtysouthniner says: Mar 25, 2013 1:39 AM

    It’s actually not that bad..did anyone see,ponder,locker,gabbert,tanninghill.. its different from most mocks,but every population mock is usually wrong. kiper,mayock,mcshay aren’t always right..

  173. jkrc717 says: Mar 25, 2013 1:42 AM

    Ya, this is bad. Sorry.

    If you want to be different, I can see all the best OT’s, DL and QB’s taken in top 10.

  174. goldrush36 says: Mar 25, 2013 1:43 AM

    I think the niners pick maybe one of maybe 3 picks you get right. With how little they are actually in their base D though I highly doubt it. The league has gone pass happy and they have proven they can bury the run even in nickel. Lot more likely to be Margus Hunt. Oh and Trufant at #5? Lol i think he is underrated and someone should get a steal but not THAT underrated

  175. jkrc717 says: Mar 25, 2013 1:44 AM

    I also don’t understand all the Dion Jordan love all these mocks have for him.

  176. djjackson81 says: Mar 25, 2013 1:44 AM

    Geez you guys have got to be kidding. Hahahah

  177. vikingsgohard says: Mar 25, 2013 1:53 AM

    Geno smith lmao!!!!

  178. valcomm5 says: Mar 25, 2013 1:59 AM

    that’s a surprise but I will take it for my team

  179. National Fanatic says: Mar 25, 2013 1:59 AM

    Love it… Drafts are very unpredictable….
    Chargers and Fisher, perfect…

  180. purple69magic says: Mar 25, 2013 2:07 AM

    This is almost as funny as the fart scene in Blazing Saddles.

  181. rmosss says: Mar 25, 2013 2:20 AM

    Sooooooo……..what drug is this guy on…???

  182. lks311 says: Mar 25, 2013 2:27 AM

    And now we know why you waited so long.

  183. abreathofsanity says: Mar 25, 2013 2:30 AM

    Bus takin aWR?????? No way, xavier rhodes

  184. knew8411 says: Mar 25, 2013 2:31 AM

    While I do not pretend to know a lot about other team needs….I do know that Minnesota is looking for a WR, DT, LB, and secondary help.
    There is NO way they pick up Smith at QB (he wont make it past pick #10.
    I need to know…..did your Mom, or your 3 year old fill out this Mock Draft for you? Next time ask me….I’m sure my 5 year old can do better.
    If it wasnt your Mom or 3 Y.O. who filled out this Mock Draft….I want some of what (who ever did fill it out) is smoking.

  185. davej13 says: Mar 25, 2013 3:00 AM

    When I look back at almost all drafts 4 – 5 years later, about 10 first rounders are great, about 10 are OK and about 10 are busts. mike’s mock looks like crap, but what do any of us really know? even the scouts and GMs mess up at least 30% of the time.

  186. listerineman says: Mar 25, 2013 3:12 AM

    this is just a bad mock. yeah and tampa drafts a wr….sure.

  187. saxmachine69 says: Mar 25, 2013 3:12 AM

    does anyone else feel like Florio is just trolling for comments when he posts his mock drafts? How can anyone take this seriously? He has intentionally blown 90% of the picks just so he can get reactions

  188. johnstone17 says: Mar 25, 2013 3:36 AM

    Raiders will trade out of that pick to supplement the rest of this draft. The trades for Aaron Curry & Carson Palmer almost make it a nessacity to do so.

  189. NoDecaf says: Mar 25, 2013 3:37 AM

    Andy Reid is as transparent in his love for O lineman as anyone ever has. Unless he gets a sweet deal to move back, he nabs LJ.

  190. leftysmoke says: Mar 25, 2013 3:43 AM

    I’m sorry, but this is really, really, REALLY bad. That is all.

  191. mnajb says: Mar 25, 2013 3:47 AM

    He is 100% trolling you guys.

  192. glynners says: Mar 25, 2013 3:57 AM

    I think Mike just trolled everyone & you all fell for it

  193. vestansan says: Mar 25, 2013 4:00 AM

    If Werner is there for the Saints they are taking him there.

  194. j4man1 says: Mar 25, 2013 4:11 AM

    well if there is one writer that knows about crap…..

  195. bowmanj35 says: Mar 25, 2013 4:15 AM

    you actually get paid for this crap? you really think the packers need a TE in round 1? wait, do you actually watch the NFL? do you even know what NFL stands for?

  196. wtfchiefs says: Mar 25, 2013 4:29 AM

    Football has totally jumped the shark…

    Draft guys that make TDs, and draft guys that make people scared to score TDs.

    …..And draft a commissioner too.

  197. vegaskid21 says: Mar 25, 2013 4:35 AM

    Umm Mike, did you know you have Matt Barkley going way before Geno Smith? Are you okay?

  198. truthserum4u says: Mar 25, 2013 4:46 AM

    This mock was made for the sole purpose of getting as many comments posted as possible…wait a minute…dang! I fell victim to it…

    The Vikings couldn’t be happier if the draft played out this way for picks 1-22. That would leave them arguably the highest rated at their positions and two of the most dynamic & explosive players in WR Patterson & LB Ogletree at 23 & 25 (instead of the goofy picks predicted here). Both positions of need. If only it could be.

  199. ez4me55 says: Mar 25, 2013 5:22 AM

    HAHAHAHA!!! you have of it right this is CRAP!! Really, this is the best you could do following the NFL and college..

  200. kenny328usa says: Mar 25, 2013 5:22 AM

    Wow you weren’t kidding your list is definitely CRAP!

  201. kenny328usa says: Mar 25, 2013 5:24 AM

    Please don’t make us suffer through a version 2

  202. polapea says: Mar 25, 2013 5:35 AM

    This draft should be mocked.

  203. phan216 says: Mar 25, 2013 5:42 AM

    All this is is an obvious attempt to get people talking and increase traffic on this site by being different or controversial. Just look at all the comments in 6-7 hours. For that….job well done. There is asbolutely no way he actually believes some of this will happen.

  204. jimmysee says: Mar 25, 2013 6:39 AM

    Wow — putting this together is truly a thankless task.

  205. brasho says: Mar 25, 2013 7:02 AM

    This mock should be labeled, “Monkey at Typewriter” Mock.

  206. flmike says: Mar 25, 2013 7:08 AM

    In what universe do the Buccaneers pass on Xavier Rhodes if he’s sitting there at #13, especially for a 5’6″ 160 lbs WR?

  207. 1historian says: Mar 25, 2013 7:11 AM

    Even Florio has the right to do these things. They’re fun, they’re fun to read and comment on, and they’re forgotten the day after the draft.

    What’s not to like? Lighten up folks.

  208. richkotitte says: Mar 25, 2013 7:14 AM

    The only reason I can see Florio putting out a ridiculous mock draft like this is to get a rise out of people… and…it worked!

  209. steel2372 says: Mar 25, 2013 7:16 AM

    I can’t see the Steelers taking Lacy with the 17th pick. Its going to be a WR or a playmaker on defense I would think.

  210. bmore44 says: Mar 25, 2013 7:21 AM

    I’ll give you 50.00 for every one you get right. You give me a 1.00 for every wrong one? Looks like, I’ll be 32.00 richer on draft day. Lol

  211. ravenboy4lyfe says: Mar 25, 2013 7:27 AM

    No way ogletree or jesse williams get pass bmore

  212. tampa2dominates says: Mar 25, 2013 7:33 AM

    Not surprise. Florio is a genius. He knows that this is a pointless exercise since no one is even close to 50% right on there picks. He acknowledges that it “makes no sense to do mock drafts at all” per Florio. But you all bit hook line and sinker. Good mock draft…no. Good site traffic…yes. We bow down to the genius that is Florio. There is a reason a guy turns a weekend obsession into a network gig.

  213. allidoiswin55 says: Mar 25, 2013 7:35 AM

    Trufant will be a probowl CB in only a few seasons he is better than millner just wasn’t the popular pick playing on a crappy defense for some time.

    His measurables are almost identical to millner and plays man coverage on the Pac 12s best WR, which there are a projected 5 to 7 of them as1st through 3rd round picks this year.

    Add the pedigree of having both of his brothers currently in the league and you can somewhat justify that pick. He will be the most prepared by a long shot.

    He is a edgy, aggressive, confident, and ultra competitive corner all of which will translate well to the league, but don’t let the hype confuse you, you were just late to the party.

    Don’t see it happening but after a couple seasons you will have had it happen In many of your re-drafts.

  214. Akula says: Mar 25, 2013 7:43 AM

    Any draft that does not include the Pats trading their pick is useless. They always move down and down and then out. Last year excepted.

  215. southpaw2k says: Mar 25, 2013 7:50 AM

    I can only assume one of a couple things happened while putting this draft together:

    1.) Florio only did it due to pressure from his editor since mock drafts have been all over the internet since the Super Bowl and didn’t care about the actual likelihood of any of these picks being accurate,

    2.) Florio picked random names from a hat for each pick, or

    3.) Florio is playing a joke on all of us, and his real mock draft is coming at a later date.

  216. kgun80 says: Mar 25, 2013 7:53 AM

    I get it… It’s not easy to predict the future. But I do have to hand it to you Florio. You know how to get traffic on the site moving.
    Barkley to the Bills. Actually it sounds like a wrong pick …but using logic that’s what my Bills usually do is make the wrong pick

    Just when I think you couldn’t do anything dumber you do something like this…. And totally redeem yourself!!

  217. capesquad says: Mar 25, 2013 7:56 AM

    After reading many of these comments I begin to understand the term “MOCK” draft.

  218. nyjad says: Mar 25, 2013 8:01 AM

    Did this mock involve a dartboard?

    P.s. Drew Brees want an explanation for this abomination.

  219. newyorkfootballjets says: Mar 25, 2013 8:04 AM

    Lol cb for jets way wrong

  220. ickky says: Mar 25, 2013 8:13 AM

    Vikes take a QB round one? Worst mock draft ever!

  221. phiddysent says: Mar 25, 2013 8:14 AM

    To the late March superfan “eye test”, this look absolutely ridiculous. However, ever year we see mock draft after mock draft; we watch all the experts talk about it…then come draft day…everything gets blown up by 5-6 crazy surprises. So don’t be too shocked if Trufant goes before Millinner; and don’t be too shocked if Geno drops (remember A. Rodgers). Mock drafts are like picking the NCAA tourny….it’s a crap shoot…and when all said and done…very little of it made any sense.

  222. hodag54501 says: Mar 25, 2013 8:19 AM

    BEST MOCK DRAFT EVER!

    What that means is it’s also the WORST MOCK DRAFT EVER! because ALL MOCK DRAFTS ARE A FARCE!
    People waste hour after hour trying to be “first”. After last years draft I checked back on a dozen or so mock drafts at the popular sites. They were all so wrong it was laughable.
    Why do people waste good hours of their precious lives drooling over nonsense?
    A mock draft is equivalent to a bar closing time story of another drinking adventure. It is entertaining, totally meaningless, and not remembered in the morning.

  223. majikwen says: Mar 25, 2013 8:30 AM

    packers are picking a TE, jermichael finley is a free-agent after this year ( if the packers retain him this week ). TT looks a year or two ahead when he drafts.

  224. vikingboy26 says: Mar 25, 2013 8:37 AM

    There is no way Geno Smith lasts until #23, and there is no way the Vikings take him there. Stick to the smarmy comments and leave the actual analysis to the pros.

  225. fwippel says: Mar 25, 2013 8:38 AM

    LOL! The Vikings drafting a QB and Manti Te’O?! ROFL!

    Rick Speilman would be run out of town for making those two choices.

  226. yourignorancespreads says: Mar 25, 2013 8:51 AM

    The only thing I agree with is geno smith going in the later picks. Other then that this could be the worst mock draft I have ever seen. Mike you can do better then that.

  227. IBleedBlueBitchez says: Mar 25, 2013 9:00 AM

    Amazingly, when I threw darts blindfolded in the dark I came out with these same picks as well, OK, now let’s try to do a serious draft.

  228. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Mar 25, 2013 9:02 AM

    I think safety Vaccaro to Dallas at #18 is pretty likely. It’s a pick that makes sense with the departure of Sensabaugh and the conversion to the Tampa 2 defense.

    I do think QB Geno Smith could go off the board earlier than 23.

  229. fraleyr says: Mar 25, 2013 9:15 AM

    bengals with a dt? we took 2 last year in the 2nd and 3rd pluse we got geno. no way we take a dt

  230. officialgame says: Mar 25, 2013 9:19 AM

    As long as your not not picking my stock portfolio I’m OK.

  231. sliberato62 says: Mar 25, 2013 9:19 AM

    So are you saying Alec Ogletree isn’t going in the first round? Come on dogg you and I know he doesn’t go past the Giants at 19

  232. modellforprez says: Mar 25, 2013 9:38 AM

    please do not let cincy ever have a winning season again. oh yeah that is a possible

  233. farmmbig says: Mar 25, 2013 10:11 AM

    Can’t see the Vikings using #23 on Geno Smith– Especially with the Colts picking after them– They could get Smith at #25 and allow them to take Patterson at #23.

    If the Vikings come out of round 1 with Patterson and either Geno Smith– or trade down for someone wanting Smith– I’d be OK with it.

  234. painsyndicate says: Mar 25, 2013 10:12 AM

    The Vikes take Geno Smith and Manti Te’o? You need to be fitted for a straight-jacket Florio.

  235. tjacks7 says: Mar 25, 2013 10:23 AM

    That would be the worst draft in Vikings history, and they had a draft where they took Troy Williamson and Erasmus James in the first round the same year.

  236. butkusrules says: Mar 25, 2013 10:27 AM

    I know its early and a crap shoot but that said there some basic tenants of the NFL draft you need to account for when constructing at least a half serious mock.
    When is the last time (2) Guards were taken in the 1st round let alone the top 16? Castro was supposed to be the best guard to come out -ever last year and fell to the Steelers at 24. No way 2 guards are taken this early. Especially one with less then ideal physical size.

  237. dyna42 says: Mar 25, 2013 10:30 AM

    The Vikings once took a gamble on a guy named Geno. Gino Toretta ring a bell. How did that work out!

  238. dyna42 says: Mar 25, 2013 10:33 AM

    I see the vikes taking a receiver befor a QB. LB makes sense, but maybe not Te’o…we’ll see. You describe it as a crapshoot. Very good description. Crapshoot.

  239. dowhatifeellike says: Mar 25, 2013 10:36 AM

    I had to read the list three times to make sure I didn’t miss Ogletree. No way he slips out of the first round.

  240. docboss says: Mar 25, 2013 10:36 AM

    Two offensive linemen to the Rams! Is a monkey throwing darts to get this mock?

  241. liquidmuse says: Mar 25, 2013 10:40 AM

    Bucs just signed V.Jackson to a huge deal, & are looking to do so w/M.Williams…meanwhile, they have a gaping hole next to G.McCoy…& yet they let Star slip by. Heck, I think Star’s the one reason why they don’t want to trade this year’s #1 for Revis…

  242. killitandeatit says: Mar 25, 2013 10:41 AM

    Great troll thread to generate more hits on pro football talk. I don’t think you are serious but I do like pro foot ball talk,just not this mocking draft.

  243. fwippel says: Mar 25, 2013 10:41 AM

    First of all, if Patterson was going to be around at pick #23, there is no way in hades the Vikings pass on him. My guess is he doesn’t get past 17-18.

    As for Geno Smith, he won’t last until the 20s either. There are too many QB starved teams out there, and the Vikings are not (at this point) one of them (Buffalo, Arizona, Oakland, Cleveland).

  244. Chase The Future™ says: Mar 25, 2013 10:44 AM

    .. i was thoroughly entertained by this. thanks mike.

  245. ceo73 says: Mar 25, 2013 10:49 AM

    April Fools is NEXT Monday, Florio! This is hilarious to see so many comments. Another reason why PFT is one of my favorite websites that I check several times a day. :-)

  246. ill42 says: Mar 25, 2013 10:54 AM

    And I thought last year’s mock was the worst ever, way to lower the bar Florio

  247. axespray says: Mar 25, 2013 11:07 AM

    I was gonna laugh at who you had the vikings choosing… til I saw a Tight End selected by us in the 1st round….

    Forget that noise – We’ve got 4 tight ends….
    We need some Linebackers/Defensive Tackles/Offensive lineman.

  248. lionbackerdfw says: Mar 25, 2013 11:21 AM

    Lions are going with Fischer. Need another solid tackle with Backus gone. NO WAY they take Desmond Trufant at No. 5

    They are trading back to get him, but NO WAY do they take him at 5.

    They take Fischer at 5.

  249. norseman69 says: Mar 25, 2013 11:22 AM

    You are a nut case, the vikings shall draft a DT in the 23rd position and either a CB or ILB in the 25th then take WR 2nd round..

    and it won’t be those you picked a QB? ha ha & a soso from Notre…

  250. mudmandenny says: Mar 25, 2013 12:34 PM

    OK Mike , you got us . this was due for release next Monday, wasn`t it? You know, April 1st!!

  251. shwoogy1 says: Mar 25, 2013 12:34 PM

    WORST MOCK DRAFT EVER

  252. bucksnknucks says: Mar 25, 2013 12:45 PM

    No way Browns pass on Milliner if he is there at 6.

  253. skylander14 says: Mar 25, 2013 12:46 PM

    A crap shoot would have been more realistic than this mock draft.

    Nice introduction, Florio. Clearly trying to soften the criticism you were going to receive after publishing this nonsense.

  254. njligernj says: Mar 25, 2013 12:53 PM

    This is the best mock draft I have ever seen.

    It’s tied with every other mock draft anyone has ever done ever (tied for either first or last place depending on your perspective).

    Nobody has ever done a mock draft that was worth reading and nobody ever will.

    You’re all nuts.

  255. phreakin says: Mar 25, 2013 1:21 PM

    7. Cardinals: DE Barkevious Mingo, LSU.

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA’

    Not a chance in hell the Cards take a DEFENSIVE player first round let alone a DE. As much as I hate to say it, they’re going offensive line or god forbid, Quarterback. But it won’t be Smith or Barkley. Just watch….They are going to get HAMMERED for the pick but i’d bet my life they take Ryan Nassib and make it a REACH

  256. spiderperv says: Mar 25, 2013 1:23 PM

    This is like Rich Eisen running the 40

  257. wildvikingfan30 says: Mar 25, 2013 1:45 PM

    The Vikings Are Not Taking Geno Smith, Hell Be Gone Before They Pick. They Will Draft WR Or CB At One Of The Spots And A LB At The Other. They Will Most Likely Take Rhodes Or Allen With The 25th Pick And A Inside Linebacker At 23.

  258. rkt4mayor says: Mar 25, 2013 2:18 PM

    The Eagles would be wise to draft an OT instead of a DT, but I would rather they draft a DT than reach for a QB.

  259. gamustangdude says: Mar 25, 2013 2:26 PM

    Since it’s a crap shoot, your guess is about as good as mine. I see what you mean about experts or those that think they are, there’s about 250 plus on this article alone. “X guy on at 12? that’ll never happen.” lol, like they have any clue

  260. offthelows says: Mar 25, 2013 3:24 PM

    The reaction to this mock is a little over the top. There’s some guys who appear to jump as much as 10 spots above expectations, but we don’t know until the draft happens if there will be no surprises. There’s nobody on this list I haven’t seen mocked in the 1st round, though Long would be a bit of a surprise

  261. changeup39 says: Mar 25, 2013 4:11 PM

    April Fools????

  262. teek77 says: Mar 25, 2013 10:12 PM

    To take Barkley over E.J. Manuel is questionable but to do so over Geno Smith Is ridiculous! As for the Panthers taking a DL in the first round is a mistake when they are in desperate need of a quality WR. Besides, it is doubtful that Star Latulelei would be available at #14 slot. The most valuable thing that this Mock Draft did was stir up controversy and create a few laughs.

  263. heynardo says: Mar 26, 2013 1:15 PM

    Would much rather see the Giants take Fluker than Werner at 19.

  264. pizzon says: Mar 26, 2013 7:35 PM

    The Steelers taking Lacy at 17 makes a lot of sense, although other sites have them taking a Safety or WR.

  265. ronin36 says: Mar 28, 2013 4:22 PM

    I think the Packers would value Eifert worth a #26 pick, and the Packers would be happy if they got him at that spot..

    But in your scenario, Elam, Rhodes, and Carradine are all still available. Any one of those three guys would make a bigger impact.

    In this scenario, I think TT would probably take Carradine, then pick up a Safety later.

    TT will probably draft a TE, but probably in the 4th round, or later.

  266. ronpipes2013 says: Mar 28, 2013 5:03 PM

    This is an April Fools joke right?

  267. padman5120 says: Mar 29, 2013 12:04 AM

    you have the Saints taking a WR… they had the number 32 defense in the league… what makes you think WR … who ever wrote this is a joke

  268. hrmlss says: Mar 29, 2013 1:29 PM

    Mike, April Fools Day is MONDAY!

  269. dlmcc1010 says: Mar 29, 2013 8:50 PM

    I don’t think Geno Smith makes it past Arizona. Not because I think hes the answer but because they are desperate. Theyre paying a ton of money to Larry Fitzgerald and they need to take a chance that someone can get the ball to him. They realize the guys they’ve been trying to use cant make that happen.

    Matt Barkley really reminds too many people of Jimmy Clausen and that’s pretty damaging

  270. camduckett says: Apr 2, 2013 1:43 PM

    Just to clarify: You think that even though the Vikings have two QBs competing for the starting role that they’ll be looking to draft a QB in the first round? Not to mention, there’s no way Geno Smith is going to slide out of the top 15.

    Also, how can’t you have the Vikings taking a WR? I mean, Cordarrelle Patterson will not be passed up, and especially not Keenan Allen if he’s still on the board.

    Plain and simple: Your mock draft is a complete joke. I could find flaws in it for the rest of the day…. Barkley before Smith? Huh.

  271. idealisticapathetic says: Apr 6, 2013 10:10 AM

    Vikings taking Smith over the best WR in the draft?? Absolute joke.

    A better list could have been compiled by a dizzy blindfolded monkey throwing darts in a pitch black room.

    This is as laughable as Mel Kiper’s life.

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