Get to know the top NFL Draft Prospects

4/23/13 in NFL   |   Dan_B   |   1067 respect

The 2013 NFL Draft has really crept up this year and the first selection will be made in about 48 hours from the time of writing. Unlike last season, when Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III were the consensus top prospects in the draft, this year's draft is chock full of uncertainty. Writers have put out a number of mock drafts, (and I encourage you do the same), but those are just that -- mocks. Nobody can even say for sure who the Kansas City Chiefs will take with the first overall pick. 

Oct 20, 2012; College Station, TX, USA; Texas A&M Aggies offensive linesman Luke Joeckel (76) against the LSU Tigers during the third quarter at Kyle Field. Mandatory Credit: Thomas CampbellSince there is so much mystery in this draft, I am here to introduce you, albeit briefly, to some of the draft's top prospects.

Luke Joeckel, OT Texas A&M

Joeckel is the most likely No. 1 overall selection. Joeckel was paramount in helping Johnny Manziel win the Heisman Trophy last year. Joeckel is the type of player that can step in immediately and play left tackle in the NFL. When you look at Joeckel on tape you see a player with great fundamentals, excellent technique and who is well disciplined.

Eric Fisher, OT Central Michigan

If Joeckel doesn't go first overall, it will likely be Fisher in his place. I know a lot of people will read this and think, "Central Michigan??" and immediately have thoughts of the Los Angeles Clippers drafting Michael Olowokandi out of Pacific No. 1 overall in 1998. (Okay, maybe only me). Still, Fisher is versatile (he can play on the left or right side)  and has perfect size (6'7", 306 lbs) for an NFL offensive tackle.

September 22, 2012; Eugene, OR, USA; Oregon Ducks defensive end Dion Jordan (96) during the game against the Arizona Wildcats at Autzen Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Olmos-USA TODAY SportsDion Jordan, DE/OLB Oregon

Scouts salavate over Jordan because of his size, athleticism and versatility. Jordan can be a hand-in-the-ground 4-3 defensive end or a stand up 3-4 outside linebacker. He is 6'6" and 248 lbs., yet he rand a 4.60 40 at the scouting combine. Still, the question with Jordan is his on-the-field performance. He was a very talented college player -- one that opponents had to game plan around -- but he was not dominant in a manner you'd expect from a potential top-5 pick. 

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4/25/13   |   JenX63   |   33176 respect

the Skins could use a Lane Johnson and/or a Chance Warmack......