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Lucky #13

I know a lot of people are getting tired of all these mock drafts out there, so this isn't one.  I only want to know who everyone wants at pick 13.  In the comments just pick a player who you want to draft in the first round.  Stipulations are: it must be realistic (such as, no picking Peterson or Fairley), you cannot choose to trade down or up, and you must have a reason for the pick.  I want to see who the majority of P.O.D wants on our team for next year.  For the sake of only picking one player, Von Miller is gone, so don't pick him, mainly cause I don't want this to just be another argument about if Miller would fit our team or if Ayers is better.  As for me....


If you've seen me comment on anything having to do with the draft, you've seen that I want Jimmy Smith.  There has already been a recent post on Jimmy Smith, so I'll keep my reasoning brief, plus I've said just about everything I can about this guy.  Todd McShay tweeted "Finally got to study 2010 coach-copy tape on colorado CB Jimmy Smith. Silky smooth for 6-2. Might be second best CB behind lsu's Peterson" the other day, and I agree totally with this.  He's in a class by himself when it comes to coverage.  He's physical at the line, and has great speed as well.  Consider this from sidelinescouting...

Positives: Great mix of size and speed, has a tall frame and a very fast top gear... Is a consistent wrap-up tackler, will not deliver the big hit or drive ball carriers back, but does a good job of wrapping at the waist and not letting go... Is a very athletic player, appears to be smooth when changing directions, flows well to the ball... Has experience in press coverage, jams receivers with a good hand pop, plays more physical at the line than thin frame would suggest... Does a very good job of playing the ball with the correct hand, does not open body to the ball when he knows he won't get to it, avoids giving up a lot of big plays because of that... Has pretty good instincts and awareness, is quick to distinguish between pass and run plays, even when lined up in press coverage... Has very good body control when attacking the ball in the air, has a solid vertical leap and will meet the ball at the highest point... Has the potential to be a very good man-to-man lockdown corner in the NFL, moderate to high upside at the position.

So that's the guy for me.  Your turn.  Who do you want in this first round the most, baring the stipulations I set up?

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