2013 NFL Draft: 50 Fearless Predictions

April 24th, 2013

How unpredictable will the 2013 NFL Draft actually be? (photo: rantsports.com)

DraftBrowns.com Editor: Brendan Leister

Updated: 4/25/2013 1:40 PM (with asterisk predictions at bottom)

Updated: 4/26/2013 3:25 PM (with strikes through wrong predictions after day one)

Updated: 4/26/2013 10:35 PM (with strikes through wrong predictions after day two)

Updated: 4/28/2013 2:45 PM (with strikes through wrong predictions after draft)

With draft day upon us, it is time for some predictions.  It will be fun to look back after the draft and see where I was way off and where I was spot on.  Predictions will be mostly based on gut instinct.

1.  Whether it be as a result of trading down from six or trading a player after making their first pick, the Cleveland Browns will acquire a second round pick.

2.  The Cleveland Browns will select a cornerback on Friday evening.

3.  Eric Fisher and Luke Joeckel will be the first two players selected on Thursday and in that order.

4.  Dion Jordan will be selected outside of the top six.  Possibly even at eight by the Buffalo Bills.

5.  Ezekiel Ansah will be selected in the top five.  A team that trades up, the Philadelphia Eagles, or the Detroit Lions will select him.

6.  Dee Milliner will be selected outside of the top nine picks.

7.  Tavon Austin will be a top ten pick.

8.  Geno Smith will be a New York Jet on Friday morning.

9.  Ryan Nassib will be a Buffalo Bill on Saturday morning.

10.  Matt Barkley will be a Jacksonville Jaguar on Saturday morning.

11.  EJ Manuel will not get past the Cleveland Browns’ second round pick that they acquire.

12.  Giovani Bernard will be a Cincinnati Bengal on Saturday morning.

13.  Jarvis Jones will be a Pittsburgh Steeler on Friday morning.

14.  Cornellius Carradine will not be selected on Thursday evening.

15.  Cordarrelle Patterson will not be selected on Thursday evening.

16.  No running backs will be drafted on Thursday evening.

17.  Justin Hunter will be a Minnesota Viking on Friday morning.

18.  The Texans will select a wide receiver in the first round.

19.  Menelik Watson will be selected on Thursday evening.

20.  Tyler Eifert will be selected in the top 13 picks.

21.  Justin Pugh will be a first round pick.

22.  The Atlanta Falcons will select a defensive lineman on Thursday evening.

23.  Landry Jones will be selected on Friday evening.

24.  Zac Dysert will be selected on Saturday.

25.  At least 10 wide receivers will be selected on Friday evening.

26.  Jonathan Cooper will be the highest selected offensive guard since Chris Naoele was picked by the Saints with the 10th pick in the 1997 NFL Draft.  (Must go top 14)

27.  Cordarrelle Patterson will not be one of the top five wide receivers selected in the draft.

28.  Cornelius Washington will be a New York Jet on Saturday morning.

29.  Zach Ertz will not be the second tight end selected in the draft.

30.  Vance McDonald will be selected in the top 45 picks.

31.  Desmond Trufant will not be selected on Thursday evening.

32.  Josh Evans will be a Cleveland Brown on Sunday morning.

33.  Kenny Vaccaro, John Cyprien, and Eric Reid will be the only safeties selected on Thursday evening.

34.  The Cleveland Browns will select a quarterback at some point in the draft.

35.  Zach Ertz will be a San Francisco 49er on Sunday morning.

36.  The Cleveland Browns will select a tight end before the fifth round.

37.  The Baltimore Ravens will select Arthur Brown with the 32nd pick.

38.  Alec Ogletree will not be selected on Thursday evening.

39.  Terron Armstead will be selected in the first 45 picks.

40.  Matt Elam will not be selected on Thursday evening.

41.  Bjoern Werner will not be selected on Thursday evening.

42.  Manti Te’o will be selected by the Minnesota Vikings with the 25th pick.

43.  Phillip Thomas will not be selected until Saturday.

44.  The Oakland Raiders will trade down on Thursday evening.

45.  Kenny Vaccaro will be selected in the top 16 picks.

46.  The New England Patriots will trade back on Thursday evening.  They will not make a selection until Friday evening.

47.  The San Francisco 49ers will make at least five trades and acquire three 2014 picks by Sunday morning.

48.  Brad Wing will be selected during the fifth round.

49.  The Arizona Cardinals will select at least two offensive linemen during the draft.

50.  Mr. Irrelevant will be Russell Sheppard, Wide Receiver, LSU.

*Barkevious Mingo will be a Cleveland Brown on Friday morning.

*Jabaal Sheard will not be a Cleveland Brown on Saturday morning.

*The Cleveland Browns will make at least four trades between Thursday at 2:00 PM and Sunday evening.

*If EJ Manuel is a Cleveland Brown on Saturday morning, Brandon Weeden will not be a Cleveland Brown on Sunday evening.

 

Thank you for reading and good luck to your team over the next three days!

Tags: 2013 NFL Draft, Cleveland Browns, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Oakland Raiders, Philadelphia Eagles, Predictions, San Francisco 49ers

3 Responses to “2013 NFL Draft: 50 Fearless Predictions”

  1. Largebill says:

    Interesting. 50 predictions and how many will pan out? Considering it involves decisions which can be impacted by 30 separate organizations, I’d say any more than 20 right would be good. We’ll start getting answers in about 5 hours.

  2. 12 already by my count. 13 if you count the Mingo add on


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