With just a few hours remaining until the start of the 2013 NFL Draft, many questions remain about which players will go in the first round.
Usually, the top overall pick is known well before the clock begins on Thursday. However, it’s still unclear who the Kansas City Chiefs will take with the first selection on Thursday.
Offensive linemen Eric Fisher and Luke Joeckel appear to be the Chief’s top choices. The player that isn’t selected at No.1 will likely go to the Jacksonville Jaguars at No.2.
A 4-12 record in 2012 left the Oakland Raiders with the No.3 pick in the first round, but there’s a good chance that will change by the time the first two players are off the board. The Detroit Lions and Cleveland Browns are reportedly interested in making a trade with Oakland for that pick.
With no quarterbacks predicted to go in the top three, it could be a while before a signal caller is taken. Geno Smith, Ryan Nassib and Matt Barkley all have the potential to go in the first round, but there’s a chance that no team will take them on Thursday.
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Below is a mock draft for Thursday's first round.
1) Kansas City Chiefs: OT Eric Fisher, Central Michigan
2) Jacksonville Jaguars: OT Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M
3) Oakland Raiders: DT Sharrif Floyd, Florida
4) Philadelphia Eagles: OT Lane Johnson, Oklahoma
5) Detroit Lions: DE Ezekiel Ansah, BYU
6) Cleveland Browns: OLB Barkevious Mingo, LSU
7) Arizona Cardinals: OG Jonathan Cooper, North Carolina
8) Buffalo Bills: QB Ryan Nassib, Syracuse
9) New York Jets: WR Tavon Austin, West Virginia
10) Tennessee Titans: Alabama CB Dee Milliner, Alabama
11) San Diego Chargers: OG Chance Warmack, Alabama
12) Miami Dolphins: CB Xavier Rhodes, Florida St.
13) New York Jets: DE Dion Jordan, Oregon
14) Carolina Panthers: DT Star Lotulelei, Utah
15) New Orleans Saints: OLB Jarvis Jones, Georgia
16) St. Louis Rams: SS Kenny Vaccaro, Texas
17) Pittsburgh Steelers: WR Keenan Allen, California
18) Dallas Cowboys: OT D.J. Fluker, Alabama
19) New York Giants: DT Sheldon Richardson, Missouri
20) Chicago Bears: ILB Alec Ogletree, Georgia
21) Cincinnati Bengals: RB Eddie Lacy, Alabama
22) St. Louis Rams: FS Eric Reid, LSU
23) Minnesota Vikings: WR Cordarrelle Patterson, Tennessee
24) Indianapolis Colts: DE Datone Jones, UCLA
25) Minnesota Vikings: DT Sylvester Williams, North Carolina
26) Green Bay Packers: TE Tyler Eifert, Notre Dame
27) Houston Texans: WR Justin Hunter, Tennessee
28) Denver Broncos: DT Kawann Short, Purdue
29) New England Patriots: CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson, Connecticut
30) Atlanta Falcons: DE Bjoern Werner, Florida St
31) San Francisco 49ers: DT Jesse Williams, Alabama
32) Baltimore Ravens: ILB Manti Te’o, Notre Dame