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2013 NFL Mock 1st Round Draft: Picks 21-25.

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21. Cincinnati Bengals

Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington

The Bengals have a plethora of corners but Trufant represents great value at this spot in the draft. There is no such thing as having too many corner’s in today’s NFL pass happy game. Trufant is solid at 5-11 and 190 and having had his older brother in the league (Marcus Trufant) will only help as he tries to improve his game. 

 

22. St. Louis Rams (via Washington)

Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee

Justin Hunter has all the tools to be successful at the NFL level. The Rams need to address wide receiver after watching Brandon Gibson (Dolphins) and Danny Amendola (Patriots) leave in free agency. Sam Bradford is going to need more than the recently added Jared Cook to throw to if the Rams want to keep pace with the 49ers and Seahawks in the NFC West.

 

 

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23. Minnesota Vikings

D.J. Hayden, CB, Houston

After trading Percy Harvin to the Seattle Seahawks, the Vikings have an extra first round pick this year. They have a little bit of freedom with this first pick considering they only have to wait another for the Indianapolis Colts to select before they are on the clock again. They need a WR even after the addition of Greg Jennings, but they can afford to address the corner here seeing as Indianapolis is also looking for cornerback help and that longtime Viking Antoine Winfield has recently signed with Seattle.

 

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24. Indianapolis Colts

Justin Pugh, OG, Syracuse

The Colts would like to find a solid corner here, but having watched Dee Milliner, Xavier Rhodes, Desmond Trufant, and D.J. Hayden all come off the board before their first pick they will likely be tempted to find help in the later rounds. Justin Pugh represents good value for the Colts here and will help protect last year’s 1st overall selection Andrew Luck.

 

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25. Minnesota Vikings (via Seattle) 

Keenan Allen, WR, California

As I mentioned before, the Vikings are in the market for a wideout. They would likely be selecting a WR early even had they not traded away their most valuable pass catcher this offseason. Greg Jennings will be the #1 target for Christian Ponder next season but he will likely need help as he will be seeing a lot of double teams. Keenan Allen would be a smart pick for the Vikings at 25.

 

2013 NFL Mock 1st Round Draft: Picks 16-20.

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16. St. Louis Rams

Kenny Vacarro, S, Texas

The Rams are keeping their fingers crossed for either Tavon Austin or Cordarelle Patterson to still be on the board here. They also have the safety from Texas very highly rated and could be just as happy to see him available for this pick to help shore up the secondary.

 

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17. Pittsburg Steelers

Jarvis Jones, DE, Georgia

Jarvis Jones would be a great pick here for the Steelers if he was still on the board this late. He was a two-time all-american for the Bulldogs. Over his senior season he tallied 24 tackles for loss, 14.5 sacks, 1 pick, 7 forced fumbles, and 2 fumble recoveries. “Dawg Bones” Jones would be an excellent fit for the 3-4 in Pittsburgh.

 

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18. Dallas Cowboys

Shariff Floyd, DT, Florida

Floyd is a fringe top 10 pick. If he fell to the Cowboys I couldn’t imagine they be anything less than ecstatic. They have needs on the offensive line and safety but with the top lineman already off the board and the top safety already gone, I believe they find tremendous value in Shariff Floyd here at 18.

 

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19. New York Giants

Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri

Sheldon Richardson is a force to be reckoned with. He could go a lot higher but I have him falling into a very good spot for him here with the Giants. The Giants have had some really good draft picks lately with Jason Pierre-Paul, Hakeem Nicks, and David Wilson. I expect Jerry Reese to do his homework as always and Sheldon Richardson would be very good on this defensive line that already has some really good players on it.

 

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20. Chicago Bears

Alec Ogletree, LB, Georgia

The Chicago Bears will be looking to replace longtime Bear and future hall-of-famer Brian Urlacher. They started the offseason with needs on the offensive line and at tight end but have addressed their needs well in free agency with the additions of Martellus Bennett and Jermon Bushrod. Olgetree is a top talent in this draft but falls due to his recent DUI, but the Bears may find their long-term replacement for Urlacher if he falls.