(April 2013 post from ToledoTalk.com)
First round completed on Thursday, April 25, 2013 between 8:00 p.m. and approx 11:45 p.m.
Draft Order and Picks
|1||Kansas City||Eric Fisher OT C. Michigan|
|2||Jacksonville||Luke Joeckel* OT Texas A&M|
|3||Miami (12) traded up with Oakland||Dion Jordan OLB Oregon|
|4||Philadelphia||Lane Johnson OT Oklahoma|
|5||Detroit||Ezekiel Ansah DE BYU|
|6||Cleveland||Barkevious Mingo* DE LSU|
|7||Arizona||Jonathan Cooper OG N. Carolina|
|8||St. Louis (16) traded up with Buffalo||Tavon Austin WR W. Virginia|
|9||New York Jets||Dee Milliner* CB Alabama|
|10||Tennessee||Chance Warmack G Alabama|
|11||San Diego||D.J. Fluker* OT Alabama|
|12||Oakland (3) traded down with Miami||D.J. Hayden DB Houston|
|13||NY Jets (from Tampa Bay)||S. Richardson* DT Missouri|
|14||Carolina||Star Lotulelei DT Utah|
|15||New Orleans||Kenny Vaccaro S Texas|
|16||Buffalo (8) traded down with St. Louis||EJ Manuel QB Florida State +|
|17||Pittsburgh||Jarvis Jones OLB Georgia|
|18||San Fran (31) traded up with Dallas||Eric Reid S LSU +|
|19||New York Giants||Justin Pugh* OT Syracuse|
|20||Chicago||Kyle Long OT Oregon|
|21||Cincinnati||Tyler Eifert TE Notre Dame|
|22||Atlanta (30) traded up with St. Louis||Desmond Trufant CB Washington|
|23||Minnesota||Sharrif Floyd* DT Florida|
|24||Indianapolis||Bjoern Werner* DE Florida St|
|25||Minnesota||Xavier Rhodes CB Florida State +|
|26||Green Bay||Datone Jones DE UCLA|
|27||Houston||DeAndre Hopkins WR Clemson +|
|28||Denver||Sylvester Williams DT N. Carolina|
|29||Minn (20 2nd rnd) traded up with New Engl||C. Patterson* WR Tennessee|
|30||St. Louis (22) traded down with Atlanta||Alec Ogletree* ILB Georgia|
|31||Dallas (18) traded down with San Francisco||Travis Frederick OC Wisconsin +|
|32||Baltimore||Matt Elam* S Florida|
* Denotes draft-eligible non-senior
+ means not listed on Scouts Inc's Top 32
Lions add to the defensive line again with Ziggy at number 5. If all of these young guys can play to potential, then the Lions D-line would be one of the best in the league.
Browns make a good choice with Mingo at number 6. Fast, lean pass rusher. He should work well with Cleveland's new defensive scheme.
A bit of a reach for Buffalo at 16. It's the only questionable pick thus far, in my opinion. I don't think teams draft backup quarterbacks in the first round. The Bills must think Manuel can start by at least the 2nd last half of 2013 or at the start of 2014. Based upon the teams left to draft in the first round after Buffalo, I can't see any QBs going in the first round after Manuel, unless one of those top teams trades out of the first round, or they really want to waste a first round pick on a backup QB.
San Fran must have really wanted Reid to trade up. Reid is not listed on the Top 32. But SF probably has few holes. Provided SF is not wrecked with serious injuries, I think SF will return to the Super Bowl.
Minnesota picked 23rd, and they selected the highest ranked player left on the Top 32 list. Sharrif Floyd has the 3rd highest rating. Probably a surprise find for Minnesota. And possibly a good one.
22 of the first 24 picks were listed on Sports Inc's Top 32 list. Geno Smith ranked number 29 on the Top 32 list is the only QB ranked. Maybe New England will trade down to a team who will take Smith.
New England did trade down but with MN who chose a WR.
Only two picks left in first round. Manti Te'o is the highest rated player on the Top 32 pick not chosen.
Last two picks, Dallas and Baltimore, occurred quickly.
Players on the Scouts Inc's Top 32 list not drafted in the first round include:
- Manti Te'o ILB Notre Dame
- Justin Hunter* WR Tennessee
- Geno Smith QB W. Virginia
- Menelik Watson* OT Florida St.
- Cornellius Carradine DE Florida St.
Draft order for the first part of round 2.
Pick Overall pick Team
1 33 Jacksonville
2 34 San Francisco (from Kansas City)
3 35 Philadelphia
4 36 Detroit
5 37 Cincinnati (from Oakland)
6 38 Arizona
7 39 New York Jets
8 40 Tennessee
9 41 Buffalo
10 42 Miami
Top 32 Rated Players
SCOUTS INC.'S TOP 32 rated players, pre-draft:
Player Pos. School Grade
1. Luke Joeckel* OT Texas A&M 96
2. Eric Fisher OT C. Michigan 96
3. Star Lotulelei DT Utah 95
4. Dee Milliner* CB Alabama 95
5. Sharrif Floyd* DT Florida 95
6. Dion Jordan OLB Oregon 95
7. Lane Johnson OT Oklahoma 95
8. Ezekiel Ansah DE BYU 95
9. Chance Warmack G Alabama 95
10. Jonathan Cooper OG N. Carolina 94
11. Barkevious Mingo* DE LSU 93
12. Tavon Austin WR W. Virginia 93
13. Tyler Eifert TE Notre Dame 93
14. S. Richardson* DT Missouri 93
15. Kenny Vaccaro S Texas 93
16. D.J. Fluker* OT Alabama 92
17. D.J. Hayden DB Houston 92
18. Sylvester Williams DT N. Carolina 92
19. Alec Ogletree* ILB Georgia 92
20. Jarvis Jones* OLB Georgia 91
22. Justin Pugh* OT Syracuse 91
23. Bjoern Werner* DE Florida St. 90
24. Datone Jones DE UCLA 90
26. Kyle Long OT Oregon 89
27. Desmond Trufant CB Washington 89
28. Matt Elam* S Florida 89
30. C. Patterson* WR Tennessee 89
* Denotes draft-eligible non-senior
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