The 2013 NFL Combine has come and gone, meaning were are officially in mock draft season. If you thought we were there before, just wait and see. On Tuesday, NFL.com analyst Gil Brandt updated his 2013 NFL Mock Draft, taking the performances in Indianapolis into consideration for this projection.
The top pick, according to Brandt, remains Texas A&M tackle Luke Joeckel, who had a solid performance at the Combine. As Brandt writes, Joeckel, "provided no reason that he shouldn't be the No. 1 overall pick."
Behind Joeckel, Brandt sees the Jacksonville Jaguars selecting Florida State defensive end Bjoern Werner, followed by the first quarterback, West Virginia's Geno Smith, going to the Oakland Raiders. Central Michigan tackle Eric Fisher is then slated to to go to the Philadelphia Eagles followed by the Detroit Lions selecting Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner to round out the top five.
Brandt bucks the current trend of quarterbacks no being in the first round by not just Smith going to the Raiders, but he also has the Arizona Cardinals taking USC's Matt Barkley with the seventh pick.
As for the Miami Dolphins, Brandt projects the team taking Florida State cornerback Xavier Rhodes. Of the pick, Brandt writes, "The Dolphins want to improve their defense. This might be a bit high for Rhodes (6-1 1/4, 210), but with Milliner gone, he's the best cornerback available."
Would you be okay with the Dolphins selecting Rhodes? Even if it "might be a bit high" for him?
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