2013 NFL Mock Draft: Mountain West players looking to get drafted


Taking a look at mock drafts to see where Mountain West players land in this weekends draft.

The 2013 NFL Draft is this weekend and a lot of sites are updating their mock drafts multiple times throughout the day, and some are even going as far as doing a seven round mock. Today we will take a look at the seven round mocks from Walter Football and NFL.com.

First up is Walter Football's latest mock draft:

No. 29: New England Patriots: Jamar Taylor, CB, Boise State: Aqib Talib re-signed and Adrian Wilson was added, but neither might be around come 2014; Talib inked a 1-year deal, while Wilson will be 34 in October. The Patriots are always looking for secondary depth, and they've shown tons of interest in Jamar Taylor throughout this pre-draft process.

No. 67: Philadelphia Eagles: Gavin Escobar, TE, San Diego State: The Eagles have shown a ton of interest in Gavin Escobar - go here to see the 2013 NFL Draft Prospect Meetings. Chip Kelly loves utilizing tight ends in his offense, and the Eagles need one even after signing James Casey, given that Brent Celek is in decline.

No. 79: Pittsburgh Steelers: Phillip Thomas, S, Fresno State: Troy Polamalu can't seem to get healthy, while Ryan Clark, who just turned 33, will be entering his contract year. The Steelers need to get younger at safety.

No. 100: Oakland Raiders: Ryan Otten, TE, San Jose State: The Raiders pretty much need everything, including an intermediate target for their new quarterback. Brandon Myers signed with the Giants, so there's a hole at tight end.

No. 119: Washington Redskins: Duke Williams, S, Nevada: The Redskins could defintiely draft two safeties. Brandon Meriweather is coming off a torn ACL and may not be ready for Week 1.

No. 127: Atlanta Falcons: Leon McFadden, CB, San Diego State: The Falcons are fully expected to double up on cornerbacks in the 2013 NFL Draft. They're so incredibly thin at the position.

No. 155: Minnesota Vikings: Will Davis, CB, Utah State: Minnesota has a couple of cornerbacks (Chris Cook, A.J. Jefferson) with expiring contracts next spring, so it may draft two players at the position.

No. 199: Baltimore Ravens: Stepfon Jefferson, RB, Nevada: Baltimore doesn't really need another running back, but with so many draft picks, why not? The Ravens would have a nice one-two punch with Bernard Pierce and Stepfon Jefferson in the event of a Ray Rice injury.

No. 201: Houston Texans: John Lotulelei, LB, UNLV: The Texans will be looking for multiple inside linebackers in the draft because they have no depth there.

No. 212: Philadelphia Eagles: Robbie Rouse, RB, Fresno State: Philadelphia is also expected to draft a running back at some point after dealing Dion Lewis to the Browns.

No. 221: San Diego Chargers: Kerwynn Williams, RB, Utah State: The Chargers really should think about bringing in some competition for Ryan Mathews, who will undoubtedly get injured again this season.

Here is the NFL.com seven round mock draft:

20. Chicago Bears: Jamar Taylor, CB, Boise State: It might seem early, but Taylor is a versatile corner able to play in zone or man situations. He consistently competes at the catch point after pressing receivers at the line.

72. Jets: Gavin Escobar, TE, San Diego State
96. Chiefs: Phillip Thomas, S, Fresno State
109. Saints: David Quessenberry, OT, San Jose State
153. Bears: Ryan Otten, TE, San Jose State
161. Broncos: Duke Williams, S, Nevada
231. Seahawks: Kerwynn Williams, RB, Utah State
253. Giants: John Lotulelei, ILB, UNLV

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