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Dustin Meritt’s 2013 NFL Mock Draft: Full First-Round with Trades

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November 17, 2012; Gainesville FL, USA; Florida Gators defensive lineman Sharrif Floyd (73) gets ready to rush against the Jacksonville State Gamecocks during the second half at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Florida Gators defeated the Jacksonville State Gamecocks 23-0. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

14 CAR – DT Sharrif Floyd
The Panthers run to the podium to turn in this pick, Floyd will provide an inside pass rush to combine with Greg Hardy and Charles Johnson’s outside pressure.

15 NO – FS Kenny Varraro
Any player the Saints choose on D would help. Vaccaro fills a hope at safety and is the perfect Rob Ryan type player.

16 STL – WR Deandre Hopkins
This may seem high forHopkins but he fits right in with the what the Rams already have and provides Sam Bradford with a tough hands catcher.

17 PIT – OLB Jarvis Jones
Jones finds a home in Pit and takes over for the departed James Harrison. I really wanted to put Eifert here, but I think Pit looks in the later rounds for a TE like Travis Kelce.

18 DAL – CB/S Xavier Rhodes
The Cowboys take another corner, but I think Rhodes fits in as a FS and helps the D contain what is about to come from the Eagles and Chip Kelly. He also provides a 3rd DB when playing Washington and RGIII.

19 NYG – DE Bjoern Werner
Of course the Giants take another defensive lineman, they won two Super Bowls with a great line. I’m not real big on Werner, he just doesn’t seem real explosive and may be a 3-5 sack season guy.

20 CHI – RT DJ Fluker
Do the Bears spend another 1st on a offensive line pick? I think they have to at this point, they also need to hang a sign on the center that says, “Jay Throw the Ball, Now!”