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NFL Draft 2013: Mel Kiper has Matt Barkley, Geno Smith as early 2nd-round picks

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04:19 PM ET 04.26 | After taking probably one or maybe two breaths, ESPN's NFL Draft icon Mel Kiper Jr. compiled his mock draft for the second round of the NFL Draft on Friday night (ESPN Insider access required). The biggest takeaway, at least for the early portion of the second round, in Kiper's projections is that quarterbacks will go quickly. USC Trojans signal-caller Matt Barkley is slotted to go 33rd overall to the Jacksonville Jaguars, who, after solidifying their offensive line with tackle Luke Joeckel in Round 1, will put some heat on Blaine Gabbert for the starting spot. Kiper believes Barkley can challenge him.

http://www.sbnation.com/nfl-mock-draft/2013/4/26/4269920/2013-nfl-draft-mel-kiper-mock-matt-barkley-geno-smith

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April 26, 2013  04:42 PM ET

Not exactly Nostradamus on that one.

April 26, 2013  04:43 PM ET

Kiper's hair will determine the draft order.

 
April 26, 2013  05:09 PM ET

Way to go out on a limb Mel! You're a genius!

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