2013 NFL Mock Draft V1.5: Picks 24-32 (Gallery)
24. Chicago Bears: Taylor Lewan
Chicago would have have loved Manti Te'o here, but the team’s offensive line woes are getting embarrassing, too. Being big has its perks, and even though Taylor Lewan doesn’t have it all there skills-wise yet, the Bears will happily pick him up and hope that he ultimately turns into the beast he looks like he as the potential to be.
25. Green Bay Packers: Tyler Eifert
TE, Notre Dame
The Packers would love to add a running back, however, again, there are no first rounders -- outside of Marcus Lattimore -- available in this year’s proceedings. Jermichael Finley being Jermichael Finley makes this decision a lot easier than it would have been last year.
26. Philadelphia Eagles: Jake Matthews
OT, Texas A&M
Philly has a few holes they can plug with this pick, but an offensive line boost would probably be the smartest course of action. And since Andy Reid is either going to be gone or more open than usual to going against the grain, he’ll be okay with the prospect of selecting a talented tackle.
27. New England Patriots: TBD
They’re going to trade out of this pick anyway, so I’m not even going to bother.
28. Arizona Cardinals: Oday Aboushi
Regardless of what happens at quarterback, this team needs more offensive line help. Folks haven’t heard much about Oday Aboushi thus far because he’s a.) a left tackle and b.) playing for Virginia, however, you’ll hear a lot more about him as we inch closer and closer to the draft.
29. San Francisco 49ers: Terrance Williams
This team has a done terrific job loading up on defense – now it’s time to bolster the offense. Terrance Williams has the physical tools necessary for success at the next level, and Jim Harbaugh will maximize his potential like no other coach in football can.
30. Baltimore Ravens: Alec Ogletree
The defense needs an infusion of youth and energy, and Alec Ogletree is a perfect candidate to bring both.
31. Atlanta Falcons: Dee Milliner
It’s amazing how good this team has been given the hits it has taken (injury-wise) in the secondary. Dee Milliner is one of the SEC’s breakout defensive stars this season, and he’ll be a great pick-up for Atlanta at this point in the draft.
32. Houston Texans: Chance Warmack
Not a need by any stretch of the imagination, but Houston is going to be taking best player available at this point.