2013 NFL Mock Draft V1.5: Picks 16-23 (Gallery)
16. Seattle Seahawks: Justin Hunter
Even though Justin Hunter hasn’t been the same post-ACL tear, he still has all of the physical attributes necessary for success in the NFL. He’s working his way back slowly, and seeing as there is absolutely nobody outside of Golden Tate to throw to on this team, he makes a lot of sense here.
17. Pittsburgh Steelers: Bjoern Werner
The Steelers have a strange way of sniffing these guys out and taking them a lot later than they should go. Bjoern Werner could probably be a top-10 pick but, just by virtue of how things figure to play out in this one, he probably won’t be. Rich get richer.
18. Dallas Cowboys: Barrett Jones
Dallas needed o-line help last year, and they obviously still need it this year. Barrett Jones is hands down the most versatile player available, and he can be plugged into whatever hole the Cowboys want to plug him into. Great fit.
19. Minnesota Vikings: Kawann Short
Perhaps the most underrated defensive player in the nation right now. He isn’t as strong as he needs to be for the pro ranks, yet, but he would be a perfect fit on Minnesota’s line next year after a summer of intense workouts.
20. Denver Broncos: Chance Warmack
Peyton Manning doesn't have the arm strength, nor the weapons, nor the mobility to hang on to the ball. He needs a good offensive line. Chance Warmack is the best guard in the SEC, for sure, and perhaps the best one in the country. Great value pick for Denver here.
21. Cincinnati Bengals: Alex Okafor
They could use a slightly more reliable running back option, but there isn’t one available here. Alex Okafor -- for whatever reason -- hasn’t gotten as much love as he deserves for Texas’ hot start, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t good prospect. (Particularly when you’re selecting him in the early 20s.)
22. San Diego Chargers: Johnthan Banks
CB, Mississippi State
He isn’t the best fit here, but Johnthan Banks’ talent and San Diego’s lack of depth at the position make this a marriage of convenience.
23. New York Giants: Manti Te'o
ILB, Notre Dame
Manti Te'o has been a media darling so far this year, but don’t be surprised if scouts cool on him as we get closer and closer to the draft. The Giants will happily scoop him up here, though.