Alden Anderson

2013 NFL Mock Draft (Picks 17-32)

on April 24 2013 11:04 PM

2013 NFL Mock Draft

17 PIT - JARVIS JONES 
OLB 
Georgia

With Harrison gone, the Steelers need a pass rusher. Jones had 14 sacks playing in the ultra-tough SEC. Jones fills Harrison’s spot with youth, and a big chip on his should, after being projected as a top 10 pick initially.

18 DAL - ERIC REID
 FS
 LSU

With an injury plagued running back corps, I think Dallas looks at Eddie Lacy here. Need trumps want for once in Dallas, and Reid is a top talent, that fills a huge need in the Dallas secondary.

19 NYG - ALEC OGLETREE 
ILB 
Georgia

Ogletree is a major playmaker with speed and instincts that played in the SEC successfully. He also has problems showing up on time. Fortunately, Tom Coughlin takes that as a challenge, and Coughlin’s 15-minite early rules help him mature.

20 CHI - MANTI TE'O
 ILB 
Notre Dame

How do you replace a player of such talent intangibles and leadership as Brain Urlacher? You grab the defensive player with the highest Heisman showing in a decade. Chicago feels the media drama starting even as Te’o is announced.

21 CIN - MATT ELAM
 FS 
Florida

2013 NFL Mock Draft (Picks 1-16)

on April 24 2013 10:51 PM

2013 NFL Mock Draft

1 KC - LUKE JOECKEL
 OT
 Texas A&M

With the impending trade of Brandon Albert, the new Chiefs regime needs a solid pick on the offensive line. I see Joeckel, who played against better competition, and has better tape than Eric Fisher.

2 JAC - DION JORDAN 
DE 
Oregon

Jacksonville has many needs, and looks at Eric Fisher here. Desperate for a pass rusher, I see the best 3-4 outside linebacker becoming the pass-rushing cornerstone of Gus Bradley’s new defense.

3 OAK - ERIC FISHER
 OT
 Central Michigan

While rumors of Oakland already looking to pass on Sharrif Floyd, they are thrilled to have potentially the best offensive tackle in the draft fall to them at 3. Oakland will look to trade, but the Raiders have many holes to fill, and this gives Oakland a solid piece to start in their offensive line day 1.

4 PHI - LANE JOHNSON 
OT 
Oklahoma

Jason Peters is coming back for the Eagles, but Philly’s line is still a weakness of the team. Lane Johnson is an athletic freak of an offensive lineman, and Chip Kelly will need ultra athletic lineman to run his new fast paced offense at Philly.

Super Bowl XLVII Matchups: Kaepernick, Moss and The 49ers Passing Offense vs. Reed, Pollard And The Ravens Secondary

on January 30 2013 11:12 PM
Super Bowl XLVII Matchups: Kaepernick, Moss and The 49ers Passing Offense vs. Reed, Pollard And The Ravens Secondary

The San Francisco 49ers star sophomore quarterback Colin Kaepernick faces a daunting task, winning the Super Bowl in his 10th NFL start. The 49ers made the change to Kaepernick, despite Alex Smith playing well. Kaepernick has rewarded the trust coach Jim Harbaugh has showed him, leading the 49ers to the Superbowl. Kaepernick, a former baseball player, likes to highlight his rocket of an arm, and a talent for running the read option he learned in college at Nevada. Kaepernick has one primary receiver, Michael Crabtree, and a slew of other weapons to throw to. These weapons include two tight ends, two running backs, and two effective receivers. Crabtree especially has exploded with Kaepernick's presence, receiving almost half of all looks from Kaepernick, and his career year places him firmly as the 49er’s marquee receiver. Ravens cornerbacks Corey Graham and Cary Williams will both see action against Crabtree, and taking Crabtree out of the game without the help of the Ravens safeties will be important.

Super Bowl XLVII Matchups: The 49ers Offensive Line vs. The Ravens Defensive Line

on January 30 2013 11:12 PM

It is time for a matchup between two glass eating, road grading, and people mauling units. As the San Francisco 49ers outstanding offensive line prepares to face the Baltimore Ravens powerful defensive line. The 49ers may have the best offensive line in football, but the Ravens have Haloti Ngata, Paul Kruger, and Terrell Suggs. Pro-Bowlers Joe Staley and Mike Iupati anchor the 49ers offensive line, but center Johnathan Goodwin deserves just as much credit. Goodwin will see Ngata at times, but mostly will see defensive tackles Ma’ake Kemoeatu and Terrance Cody. Kemoeatu and Cody have been little more than space occupiers this year, and represent a hindrance to the Ravens rushing defense.

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