2013 NFL Mock Draft 2.0: Predicting Picks 11-21

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Sept 29, 2012; Stillwater, OK, USA; Oklahoma State Cowboys reciever Josh Stewart (5) runs after a catch while being defended by Texas Longhorns safety Kenny Vaccaro (4) during the first half at Boone Pickens Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

12. Miami Dolphins-Kenny Vaccaro, S, Texas

The Dolphins had lots of holes before free agency, but they have filled some and have a better 2013 outlook now.

Wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson would have been the logical pick if the draft happened before free agency. However, now that the Dolphins have Mike Wallace, it’s unlikely that they spend this pick on a wide receiver. Safety would be a better use, as Miami’s pass defense ranked 27th in 2012.

Even though Milliner is likely going to be off the board, the Dolphins can still use this pick on an impactful secondary player. Vaccaro, who recorded 87 tackles in 2012, scheduled a visit with the Dolphins, and it wouldn’t be surprising at all to see him in Miami. Reshad Jones and Chris Clemons are talented safeties, but Vaccaro is ready to start and can help improve a poor secondary.

If he lands in Miami, he could help improve a team on the rise.