2013 NN NFL mock draft: With the fifty-ninth pick, the New England Patriots select ...

Bob Levey

The Niners Nation Community Mock Draft moves to pick No. 59, which belongs to the New England Patriots.

We're on to the twenty-seventh pick of the second round, No. 59 overall in the 2013 Niners Nation NFL mock draft. If you missed parts of the first round, check out our entire rundown.

The New England Patriots are now on the clock, and their Niners Nation GM is rlott#42. With the fifty-ninth pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Patriots select D.J. Hayden, CB, Houston.

Explanation: The Pats focus in this draft is defensive playmakers and game changers. In pass coverage, Hayden often played off man coverage with safety help over the top. That allowed him to break on the ball to make a play. It's a system that perfectly suited Hayden. He's a quick-movement cornerback who can bait a quarterback before breaking on the ball to break up the pass. Hayden's instincts and anticipation skills are very good. The Patriots have added the kryptonite for the Manning/Welker toting Broncos, who they can bet on seeing come playoff time. Hayden will be in place for Welker and adds the best element you can get in a corner when you play a 2 deep zone, and that's the instincts to take it to the house when he guesses right. Sure he can get burnt but with Hunt and the players returning, the Pats will apply pressure with four, and yes, they seem to copy a lot of what the Niners are doing with the new regime, I see you Belicheat!!

Trevor Woods: Sleeper Alert! D.J. Hayden could turn out to be the best cornerback in this draft class. Bill Belichick realizes the upside of a player with Hayden's ability. Hayden has sub 4.4 forty speed and great coverage skills along with it. Some health concerns after a freak injury scared some teams off and knocked him down that draft board. Now he is at full health and has his stock is continuing to rise. This pick makes the Patriots better and I feel that Hayden is the best player available right here.

Nick Chiamardas: The Pats have a big need in the defensive backfield despite last year's acquisition of Aqib Talib. Hayden is a really late riser after experiencing a unique and life-threatening injury. After being medically cleared and impressing during his pro day, scouts have taken notice. Now healthy, Hayden is thought by some to be the best corner in the draft, making this selection in the late second round a tremendous value pick.

Niners Nation Mock Draft, Round 1

  1. Kansas City Chiefs -- Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah [Explanation]
  2. Jacksonville Jaguars -- Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia [Explanation]
  3. Oakland Raiders -- Dion Jordan, DE, Oregon [Explanation]
  4. Philadelphia Eagles -- Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M [Explanation]
  5. Detroit Lions -- Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan [Explanation]
  6. Cleveland Browns -- Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama [Explanation]
  7. Arizona Cardinals -- Kenny Vaccaro, S, Texas [Explanation]
  8. Buffalo Bills -- Ezekiel Ansah, DE, BYU [Explanation]
  9. New York Jets -- Chance Warmack, OG, Alabama [Explanation]
  10. Tennessee Titans -- Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida [Explanation]
  11. San Diego Chargers -- Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma [Explanation]
  12. Miami Dolphins -- Jonathan Cooper, OG, North Carolina [Explanation]
  13. Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State [Explanation]
  14. Carolina Panthers -- Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee [Explanation]
  15. New Orleans Saints -- Barkevious Mingo, DE/OLB, LSU [Explanation]
  16. St. Louis Rams -- Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri [Explanation]
  17. Pittsburgh Steelers -- Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia [Explanation]
  18. Dallas Cowboys -- D.J. Fluker, OT, Alabama [Explanation]
  19. New York Giants -- Alec Ogletree, ILB, Georgia [Explanation]
  20. Chicago Bears -- Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia [Explanation]
  21. Cincinnati Bengals -- Arthur Brown, ILB, Kansas State [Explanation]
  22. St. Louis Rams -- DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson [Explanation]
  23. Minnesota Vikings -- Keenan Allen, WR, Cal [Explanation]
  24. Indianapolis Colts -- Datone Jones, DE, UCLA [Explanation]
  25. Minnesota Vikings -- Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington [Explanation]
  26. Green Bay Packers -- Damontre Moore, DE/OLB [Explanation]
  27. Houston Texans -- Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee [Explanation]
  28. Denver Broncos -- Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State [Explanation]
  29. New England Patriots -- Margus Hunt, DE, Southern Methodist [Explanation]
  30. Atlanta Falcons -- Tank Carradine, DE/OLB, Florida State [Explanation]
  31. San Francisco 49ers -- Jonathan Cyprien, S, Florida International [Explanation]
  32. Baltimore Ravens -- Matt Elam, S, Florida [Explanation]
  33. Jacksonville Jaguars -- Alex Okafor, DE, Texas [Explanation]
  34. San Francisco 49ers -- Johnathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State [Explanation]
  35. Philadelphia Eagles -- Kyle Long, OL, Oregon [Explanation]
  36. Detroit Lions -- Johnthan Banks, CB, Mississippi State [Explanation]
  37. Cincinnati Bengals -- D.J. Swearinger, S, South Carolina [Explanation]
  38. Arizona Cardinals -- Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame [Explanation]
  39. New York Jets -- Zach Ertz, TE, Stanford [Explanation]
  40. Tennessee Titans -- Blidi Wreh-Wilson, CB, Connecticut [Explanation]
  41. Buffalo Bills -- Matt Barkley, QB, USC [Explanation]
  42. Miami Dolphins -- Jamar Taylor, CB, Boise State [Explanation]
  43. Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- David Amerson, CB, North Carolina State [Explanation]
  44. Carolina Panthers -- Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina [Explanation]
  45. San Diego Chargers -- Jonathan Jenkins, DT, Georgia [Explanation]
  46. St. Louis Rams -- Eric Reid, S, LSU [Explanation]
  47. Dallas Cowboys -- Barrett Jones, C, Alabama [Explanation]
  48. Pittsburgh Steelers -- Eddie Lacy, RB, Alabama [Explanation]
  49. New York Giants -- Menelik Watson, OT, Florida State [Explanation]
  50. Chicago Bears -- Manti Te'o, ILB, Notre Dame [Explanation]
  51. Washington Redskins -- Phillip Thomas, S, Fresno State [Explanation]
  52. Minnesota Vikings -- Jesse Williams, DT, Alabama [Explanation]
  53. Cincinnati Bengals -- Giovani Bernard, RB, North Carolina [Explanation]
  54. Miami Dolphins -- Johnathan Franklin, RB, UCLA [Explanation]
  55. Green Bay Packers -- T.J. McDonald, S, USC [Explanation]
  56. Seattle Seahawks -- Kawann Short, DT, Purdue [Explanation]
  57. Houston Texans -- Kevin Minter, ILB, LSU [Explanation]
  58. Denver Broncos -- Montee Ball, RB, Wisconsin [Explanation]
  59. New England Patriots -- D.J. Hayden, CB, Houston
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