Earlier today, we took a look at the mock draft from NFL.com's Gil Brandt. Yesterday evening, Brandt was joined by NFL.com and NFL Network reporter Albert Breer in the mock draft universe. However, as Breer explains, he does not build his mock based on his opinion. Instead, he enlists the aid of NFL executives and scouts to try to replicate what will happen in April.
NFL Network reporter Albert Breer jumped into the 2013 Mock Draft universe yesterday with his first mock draft of the year. However, Breer does not simply make mock drafts out of his own opinion on prospects and team needs. Instead, he uses the "opinions of people positioned squarely in the NFL trenches of talent evaluation."
Essentially, Breer emails/texts/calls NFL executives and scouts to build his mock draft. The most interesting part of Breer's mock draft is the lack of a single quarterback in the first round. As Breer writes, "The fact is that no one I communicated with this morning thought there was a quarterback worthy of going on Day 1. One AFC exec said, 'There's a very good chance none go (in the first round). I don't know who the top one is -- total crapshoot. Geno (Smith)? (Matt) Barkley? (Mike) Glennon? (Landry) Jones? It's a toss-up.'"
Breer admits that by the time the draft rolls around, at least one signal caller will likely jump up the draft boards, but as of now, apparently there is not a lot of love for the quarterbacks this year.
According to Breer, the Kansas City Chiefs' select Texas A&M tackle Luke Joeckel with the first overall selection. After that the Jacksonville Jaguars pick Florida State defensive end Bjoern Werner, the Oakland Raider select LSU defensive end Barkevious Mingo, the Philadelphia Eagles add Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner, and the Detroit Lions pick Texas A&M defensive end Damontre Moore to round out the top five selections.
Between the fifth and twelfth spot, the Cleveland Browns select Tennessee wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson, the Arizona Cardinals select Central Michigan tackle Eric Fisher, the Buffalo Bills pick Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones, the New York Jets add Alabama guard Chance Warmack, the Tennessee Titans take North Carolina guard Jonathan Cooper, and the San Diego Chargers select Utah defensive tackle Star Lotulelei.
Which brings us to the Miami Dolphins' selection. While Brandt's mock draft had the Dolphins staying away from the common trend of a wide receiver with the 12th selection, Breer sees the Dolphins selecting California wide receiver Keenan Allen.
Which mock draft do you think is more likely the right one, Brandt's selection of Ezekiel Ansah, or Breer's Allen pick? Let us know below.