NFL Mock Draft 2013: Fisher, Joeckel, Floyd Projected To Start First Round

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Eric Fisher was taken with the top overall draft pick. www.nepatriotsdraft.com

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.     

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

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