2013 NFL Mock Draft: Franchise QB’s for the Taking

February 9, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The 2013 NFL draft isn't exactly littered with the talent at the quarterback position that defined the previous class. That said, teams that are willing to roll the dice on prospects with high upside have the chance to reap huge benefits.
Former West Virginia Mountaineers star Geno Smith leads the way, but there are other promising signal-callers that could very well change the lackluster perception of this crop of QBs.
Here is a mock of the first round, with a particular optimistic focus on quarterbacks that could develop into franchise options.

1. Kansas City Chiefs (2-14): Luke Joeckel, LT, Texas A&M
Taking a quarterback at No. 1 seems a bit too risky at this stage, especially considering how much of a "sure thing" Joeckel seems to be. Joeckel should come in and start at left tackle from day one, which will help whoever is under center for KC in 2013.

2. Jacksonville Jaguars (2-14): Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State
New head coach Gus Bra...

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