2013 NFL Mock Draft: Phinsider Community Picks 25-32

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The Phinsider Community Mock Draft continues this evening with picks 25-31. Each of these picks is made by one of the readers here on the site, with their explanation of why they made that selection.

The Phinsider Community mock draft returns today with our fourth set of eight picks. Here are the readers' selections for picks 25-32, finishing off the first round:

Phinsider Community Mock Draft: Picks 1-8 Picks 9-16 Picks 17-24

Pick

Player

Pos.

Ht

Wt

School

25. Minnesota Vikings
(From Seattle Seahawks)

DeAndre Hopkins

WR

6'1"

214

Clemson

GM: NetSwag12

The overall consensus is that the Vikings need to add more at wide receiver after trading Percy Harvin and signing Greg Jennings. Their "Franchise QB" needs as much help as he can get and adding Hopkins to complement Jennings would be a smart move. He appears more polished than the other wide receiver prospects at this point and overall fits the team better. Justin Hunter may be intriguing, but is way too much of a question mark when a guy like Hopkins is available and could use a few years of "seasoning", a few years that Ponder may not have if he doesn't up his level of play. Keenan Allen is also another likely pick.

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26. Packers

Matt Elam

S

5'10"

208

Florida

GM: hollywood_89

This is pretty simple Woodson is gone and this is his replacement, I figured he would be off the board at this point. He is an explosive player that can deliver some brutal hits. He always seem to make plays when it matters the most and to a football team that is huge. I almost went with Lacy because if the Packers had a running game they would be a team that no one could stop.

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27. Houston Texans

Keenan Allen

WR

6'2"

206

California

GM: Alex Parish

This pick is a no brainer. Houston needs to get better at the offensive tackle, wide receiver, inside linebacker and nose tackle positions. The draft is deep at offensive tackle and nose tackle, while the value isn't there to merit the Texans selecting an inside linebacker in the first round. He may not be the best player available, but Keenan Allen is a receiver that can start from day one opposite Andre Johnson. Houston typically drafts the breed of wide receiver that is big, strong and can stretch the field. Allen definitely fits that mould. Displaying just enough speed to beat defenders on the outside, and possessing the strength and sure hands to make those difficult catches over the middle, Keenan Allen is a surefire pick if the Texans want to continue making the playoffs year in, year out. Don't rule out Allen making a bigger than expected impact in 2013 with better quarterback play.

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28. Denver Broncos

Jonathan Cyprien

S

6'0"

217

FL International

GM: soffici

This pick gives an immediate upgrade to the Broncos secondary. Pairing Cyprien with and up and coming Mike Adams. Cyprien will solidify the back end of this defense, competing for a starting spot day one.

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29. New England Patriots

Justin Hunter

WR

6'4"

196

Tennessee

GM: Dominick.1384

The Patriots WR's are definitely not the best in the division anymore. This is easily their biggest hole on the team, I was hoping for Keenan Allen to fall but I will most certainly settle for Hunter. At 6'4 and 200 lbs he easily has the height and weight the Patriots could use. He seems to be getting back to his form before his injury and if he does it'll make the loss of welker and Lloyd a little more manageable.

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30. Atlanta Falcons

Cornellius Carradine

DE

6'4"

276

FSU

GM: NickCallaway

The Falcons were one of the best teams in football last year. But after losing players like John Abraham, Tyson Clabo, and Dunta Robinson they have a handful of holes to fill in the draft. Their biggest needs are OT, DE, and CB. Although tackle is a major hole for them, I don't see the value in taking one here versus later in the draft. That leaves them with the choice between a pass rusher or a defensive back.

I feel like in this spot the best value is at defensive end, making Tank Carradine the pick. He should be able to step in and get major playing time right away. Putting Tank on the field with Osi Umenyiora should give the Falcons a very good pass rush, taking some pressure off their weakened secondary. Tank does have some injury issues, but if he can stay healthy he could become a premier pass rusher in the league in a few years.

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31. San Francisco 49ers

Margus Hunt

DE/DT

6'8"

277

SMU

GM: finsfan7

The 49ers are one of the more complete teams in the NFL, so they go with the BPA in Hunt, who's a physical freak and will draw comparisons to JJ Watt. A former world record junior record holder in discus throw, the Eastern European has all the physical tools and power to be a dominant force in the NFL, and the 49ers would be a great team to maximize and groom his talent. Also, Justin Smith is turning 34 so they need to get younger on the Defensive line.

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32. Baltimore Ravens

Manti Te'o

LB

6'1"

241

Notre Dame

GM: Nete88

With most of the top wideouts and a good amount of the top safeties in this years draft already off the board i think the ravens go Linebacker in the first round. despite his performance in the BCS Title game and poor combine 40 time Manti Teo is still an exceptional athlete and even though i see him as possibly too small for the NFL i also think baltimore is his best bet as a possible landing spot in terms of what team could probably groom him. personally i wouldn't take the guy in the 1st but this isn't me and he fits a need for the ravens. just cause he's possibly too small doesn't mean he can't have a great pro career, we as dolphins fans should know quite well that prototypical size isn't a mandatory thing at Linebacker.

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Previous Picks:

Pick Team GM Player Position School
1 Kansas City Chiefs Cintronz Sharrif Floyd DT Florida
2 Jacksonville Jaguars Yakov2 Dion Jordan DE Oregon
3 Oakland Raiders Kevin Nogle Star Lotulelei DT Utah
4 Philadelphia Eagles AnishB15 Luke Joeckel OT Texas A&M
5 Detroit Lions Chris Early Eric Fisher OT Central Michigan
6 Cleveland Browns Agent J 78 Geno Smith QB West Virginia
7 Arizona Cardinals the big brick Lane Johnson OT Oklahoma
8 Buffalo Bills South Florida Fan Dee Milliner CB Alabama
9 New York Jets Laces out Jarvis Jones OLB Georgia
10 Tennessee Titans dolphinfan4lyfe Chance Warmack G Alabama
11 San Diego Chargers crableg Jonathan Cooper G UNC
12 Miami Dolphins bacattack51 Desmond Trufant CB Washington
13 Tampa Bay Buccaneers pHiN_gAtOr Xavier Rhodes CB FSU
14 Carolina Panthers cubman987 Sheldon Richardson DT Missouri
15 New Orleans Saints phintastic Ezekiel Ansah DE BYU
16 St. Louis Rams Kevin Nogle Tavon Austin WR West Virginia
17 Pittsburgh Steelers Orange_Cisco Barkevious Mingo DE LSU
18 Dallas Cowboys TheDiazFallacy Kenny Vaccaro S Texas
19 New York Giants Celticwar17 Bjoern Werner DE FSU
20 Chicago Bears Dolfankenny Alec Ogletree LB Georgia
21 Cincinnati Bengals ct1361 Cordarrelle Patterson WR Tennessee
22 St. Louis Rams (from WAS) Kevin Nogle Eric Reid S LSU
23 Minnesota Vikings NetSwag12 Sylvester Williams DT UNC
24 Indianapolis Colts small balls Jamie Collins LB Southern Miss
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