2013 NFL Mock Draft: Compelling Selections for Every 1st-Round Pick

March 23, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Round 1 of the 2013 NFL draft will be incredibly compelling, because the investment risk on this year's pool of prospects vastly differs from recent memory.
In short, it's the shortage of top-heavy talent at the quarterback, running-back and wide-receiver positions.
We're so accustomed to seeing athletes from all three, or at least two, of these spots go early in the draft that it's typically a foregone conclusion every year. Seeing more than one from each get selected in the top 10 this draft season, though, is not anticipated.
Consider pro football as a league driven by offense, and that only amplifies 2013's intrigue. Not only will the best of talents at the offensive skill positions stand out accordingly, but we'll see a gradual shift toward the importance of what really wins football games.
The battle for the line of scrimmage.
Note: Highlighted players appear in italics.
1. Kansas City Chiefs: Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M
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