They’re intent on getting help in their secondary which could mean getting a safety in the first and corner in the second or vice versa.
I don’t think they’ll be willing to go into the top ten to get Thomas, so I have them grabbing Alabama cornerback Kareem Jackson with the 24th pick here.
Jackson is a young Sheldon Brown who will get physical with wide receivers and come up and tackle when appropiate.¬† The Birds know that the big, physical receivers in the NFC East will require that they have complete football players at the corner position.
GCobb.com Mock Draft #13
1.¬†¬† ¬†St. Louis Rams ‚Äì Sam Bradford, QB – It will be Bradford after superb Pro Day.
2.¬†¬† ¬†Detroit Lions ‚Äì Ndamukong Suh, DT – I don‚Äôt think you can lose with Suh or McCoy.
3.¬†¬† ¬†Tampa Bay Buccaneers ‚Äì Gerald McCoy, DT – Bucs want shot at one of the DT‚Äôs.
4.¬†¬† ¬†Washington Redskins ‚Äì Russell Okung, OT – Skins must replace Samuels.
5.¬†¬† ¬†Kansas City Chiefs ‚Äì Eric Berry, S ‚Äì He‚Äôs a special player with whole package.
6.¬†¬† ¬†Seattle Seahawks ‚Äì Trent Williams, OT ‚Äì Replacement for Pro Bowl OT Walter Jones.
7.¬†¬† ¬†Cleveland Browns ‚Äì Earl Thomas, S ‚Äì His stock has been rising and he‚Äôs a playmaker.
8.¬†¬† ¬†Oakland Raiders ‚Äì Mike Iupati, OG ‚Äì The Raiders are impressed by his toughness.
9.¬†¬† ¬†Buffalo Bills ‚Äì Bryan Bulaga, OT ‚Äì They need to replace Jason Peters at left tackle.
10.¬†¬† ¬†Jacksonville Jaguars ‚Äì Derrick Morgan, DE ‚Äì Must improve worst pass rush in NFL.
11.¬†¬† ¬†Denver Broncos ‚Äì Dez Bryant, WR ‚Äì Replacement for Pro Bowl WR Brandon Marshall.
12.¬†¬† ¬†Miami Dolphins ‚Äì Dan Williams, NT – They need a nose tackle for the first 8 games.
13.¬†¬† ¬†San Francisco 49ers ‚Äì C.J. Spiller, RB ‚Äì Success of Chris Johnson will make him go higher.
14.¬†¬† ¬†Seattle Seahawks ‚Äì Joe Haden, CB ‚Äì He will greatly improve their secondary.
15.¬†¬† ¬†New York Giants ‚Äì Rolando McClain, MLB ‚Äì He‚Äôll replace Antonio Pierce in the middle.
16.¬†¬† ¬†San Francisco 49ers ‚Äì Jimmy Clausen, QB ‚Äì They know Alex Smith isn‚Äôt the answer.
17.¬†¬† ¬†Tennessee Titans ‚Äì Jason Pierre-Paul, DE ‚Äì They think he‚Äôs a young Jevon Kearse.
18.¬†¬† ¬†Pittsburgh Steelers ‚Äì Maurkice Pouncey, C ‚Äì He‚Äôs a Steelers type of player.
19.¬†¬† ¬†Atlanta Falcons ‚Äì Kyle Wilson, CB ‚Äì They‚Äôll be utilizing his playmaking ability.
20.¬†¬† ¬†Houston Texans ‚Äì Devin McCourty, CB ‚Äì A replacement for Dunta Robinson.
21.¬†¬† ¬†Cincinnati Bengals ‚Äì Arrelius Benn, WR – They need some deep speed at WR.
22.¬†¬† ¬†New England Patriots ‚Äì Brandon Graham, DE/LB ‚Äì Their pass rush needs help.
23.¬†¬† ¬†Green Bay Packers ‚Äì Jared Odrick, DE ‚Äì He will improve their 3-4 defense.
24.¬†¬† ¬†Philadelphia Eagles ‚Äì Kareem Jackson, CB ‚Äì They think he can play immediately.
25.¬†¬† ¬†Baltimore Ravens ‚Äì Jermaine Gresham, TE ‚Äì They improved the WR‚Äôs, now a young TE.
26.¬†¬† ¬†Arizona Cardinals ‚Äì Taylor Mays, S ‚Äì Replacement for safety Antrel Rolle.
27.¬†¬† ¬†Dallas Cowboys ‚Äì Roger Saffold, OT ‚Äì They need youth on their offensive line.
28.¬†¬† ¬†San Diego Chargers ‚Äì Ryan Matthews, RB ‚Äì He will replace LaDainian Tomlinson.
29.¬†¬† ¬†New York Jets ‚ÄìBrian Price, NT ‚Äì They need a young stud behind veteran Kris Jenkins.
30.¬†¬† ¬†Minnesota Vikings ‚Äì Patrick Robinson, CB ‚Äì Viking CB‚Äôs have trouble against speed.
31.¬†¬† ¬†Indianapolis Colts ‚Äì Anthony Davis, OT ‚Äì They need better protection for Manning.
32.¬†¬† ¬†New Orleans Saints ‚Äì Sean Weatherspoon, LB ‚Äì They need to add a defensive playmake