NFL Draft 2013: Which Players Do The Mock Draft Gurus Have Available at #18?

Jerry Lai-US PRESSWIRE

We take a look at a collection of different draft gurus and which players they think will be available from picks 18-25 in the 2013 NFL draft.

Earlier today our own rabblerousr proposed a ranking of the top draftniks entering the 2013 draft season. Obviously, each one of those draft experts has his own idea of how the draft will go and which players will be available where. While we know that it's notoriously hard to predict with any level of confidence which players will go in the high teens and low twenties, I thought it would be interesting to see which players each draftnik thinks will be available for the Cowboys with the 18th pick.

The table below summarizes picks 18-25 for the top draftniks from rabble's list. Bryan Broaddus, Mike Mayock, Dan Shonka, Gary Horton and Nolan Nawrocki haven't released a mock yet.

Tony Pauline (USAToday, Feb 4) Russ Lande (National Football Post, Dec 18)
18. Cowboys Jonathan Jenkins, DT, Georgia 18. Cowboys Kenny Vaccaro, Safety, Texas
19. Giants Zach Ertz, TE, Stanford 19. Giants Manti Te’o, MLB, Notre Dame
20. Bears Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma 20. Bears D.J. Fluker, OT, Alabama
21. Bengals Alex Okafor, DE, Texas 21. Bengals Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia
22. Rams Kenny Vaccaro, S, Texas 22. Rams Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee
23. Vikings Jesse Williams, DT, Alabama 23. Vikings Barrett Jones, C, Alabama
24. Colts Datone Jones, DE, UCLA 24. Colts Ezekiel Ansah, OLB, BYU
25. Seahawks Terrance Williams, WR, Baylor 25. Seahawks Alec Ogletree, LB, Georgia
Rob Rang (CBSSports, Feb 4) Dane Brugler (CBS Sports, Feb 3)
18. Cowboys Kawann Short, DT, Purdue 18. Cowboys Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri
19. Giants Zach Ertz, TE, Stanford 19. Giants Ezekiel Ansah, OLB, BYU
20. Bears Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma 20. Bears Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame
21. Bengals Alec Ogletree, LB, Georgia 21. Bengals Datone Jones, DE, UCLA
22. Rams Matt Elam, SS, Florida
22. Rams Kenny Vaccaro, Safety, Texas
23. Vikings Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee 23. Vikings Keenan Allen, WR, California
24. Colts Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington 24. Colts Johnathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State
25. Seahawks Alex Okafor, DE, Texas 25. Seahawks Jesse Williams, DT, Alabama
Scott Wright (Draft Countdown, Jan 18) Todd McShay (E$PN, Feb 7)
18. Cowboys Shariff Floyd, DT Florida
18. Cowboys Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri
19. Giants Ezekiel Ansah, OLB, BYU 19. Giants Alec Ogletree, LB, Georgia
20. Bears Manti Te’o, MLB, Notre Dame 20. Bears Manti Te’o, MLB, Notre Dame
21. Bengals Alec Ogletree, LB, Georgia 21. Bengals Eddie Lacy, RB, Alabama
22. Rams D.J. Fluker, OT, Alabama 22. Rams Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina
23. Vikings Keenan Allen, WR, California 23. Vikings Blidi Wreh-Wilson, CB, Connecticut
24. Colts Jonathan Cooper, OG, North Carolina
24. Colts Johnthan Banks, CB, Miss. State
25. Seahawks Sam Montgomery, DE, LSU
25. Seahawks Sam Montgomery, DE, LSU

Admittedly, this is a fairly tight window to look at. And yes, we also know that mock drafts aren't worth their weight in hot air. But in the six mocks above, only four players show up three times or more: Alec Olgletree (4 times), Ezekiel Ansah (3), Kenny Vaccaro (3) and Manti Te'o (3). Would you be concerned if those were the four choices the Cowboys had on draft day?

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