Scouting the 2013 NFL Draft: Mocking Seven Rounds

Grant Halverson

Who would you ideally take in each round of the 2013 NFL Draft?

As a general rule, I don't like making seven round projections when it comes to the NFL Draft, because there's so much uncertainty. A player that I think would be great in the fifth round may be gone by the second. But I'm going to break my rule here and propose what I would probably consider to be the dream scenario. This is what a perfect draft would look like to me. I tried to account for where players are generally considered likely to go, and to keep in mind all of the New York Jets' needs. This is assuming there are no trades, and the team ends up with all of its current draft selections.

Round One - Chance Warmack, OG

Warmack is the premier guard in this draft. He is a true mauler and is the best prospect I have ever seen at the position - including last year's top guard, David DeCastro. With an offensive line of Warmack, D'Brickashaw Ferguson, Nick Mangold, Willie Colon, and Austin Howard, the New York Jets will suddenly have one of the most dominating lines in the league.

Round Two - Alex Okafor, DE/OLB

Okafor is an extremely well-rounded defensive end/outside linebacker that is particularly skilled at rushing the passer. As Muhammad Wilkerson and Quinton Coples continue to develop, the addition of Okafor will make the team's pass rush particularly fearsome and give them a rusher they haven't had since John Abraham.

Round Three - Stedman Bailey, WR

Bailey is the most well-rounded wide receiver in the draft. He runs precise routes and can blow the top off a defense, consistently. Although he can likely step in immediately and be an instant starter, Bailey would be fantastic insurance for 2014 if the team decides to part ways with Santonio Holmes.

Round Four - Zac Dysert, QB

Dysert is an accurate quarterback with a history of performing despite an inferior supporting cast. He is tough to bring down and thrives when a play breaks down and can use his legs to keep the play alive. Although he isn't a true dual-threat in the mold of Colin Kaepernick or Russell Wilson, Dysert can make all the throws and scramble when necessary.

Round Five - Zac Stacy, RB

The second part of the two-man Zac Attack, Stacy is an underrated gem out of Vanderbilt University, and draws comparisons to Ray Rice, for good reasons. He has the potential to be a three-down back, runs low to the ground, and is difficult to tackle. He can run a defender over or dance his way out of their grasp. Stacy would likely be an immediate starter, assisted by Mike Goodson.

Round Six - Duke Williams, FS

Williams is a sideline-to-sideline player with more than enough speed. He's fluid in coverage and has the athleticism to come down with the ball. Williams has good instincts, but will need to work on his strength and tackling form.

Round Seven - Philip Lutzenkirchen, TE

Lutzenkirchen, besides having an awesome name, is tough and is a touchdown machine. He can block and is particularly useful in the red-zone. Although he doesn't possess elite speed, and has injury concerns, Lutzenkirchen will make a fantastic late-round prospect and would probably step in as the #2 TE, after Jeff Cumberland.

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