2013 NFL Draft

2013 NFL Draft Tracker

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Pick Team Player Pos Ht Wt School
Round 1 1 (1) Kansas City Chiefs Eric Fisher(video) T 6'8 305 Central Michigan
Eric Fisher

National Football Post: Fisher is not a rare OT prospect such as Orlando Pace, but he is the best OT prospect in this year's draft. He is a great fit for the Chiefs because of his elite athleticism that allows him to protect the edge. He can also block with leverage and has a genuine nasty and aggressive attitude. He will be a highly productive starting OT for Kansas City in time, but will struggle some as a rookie making the jump from the MAC to the NFL.

Round 1 2 (2) Jacksonville Jaguars Luke Joeckel(video) T 6'6 310 Texas A&M
Luke Joeckel

National Football Post: The Jaguars make the safe pick, selecting Joeckel. He is a top-level athlete with the quickness to slide out to protect the corner and the agility to redirect and slide back inside to handle quick, inside pass-rush moves. He has the talent to start at LT immediately. Paired with Eugene Monroe, the Jaguars should have two very good OT's in 2013 to protect whomever plays QB.

Round 1 3 (3) Miami Dolphins Dion Jordan(video) OLB 6'7 243 Oregon
Dion Jordan

National Football Post: The Dolphins make the bold move to trade up with the Raiders to select Jordan, who is the most dynamic and versatile defender in the draft. Jordan is no doubt a special pass rusher, but his great play off the ball in pass coverage is what makes him so valuable. Pairing Jordan with Cameron Wake gives Miami two special pass rushers.


Note: from Raiders
Round 1 4 (4) Philadelphia Eagles Lane Johnson(video) T 6'7 303 Oklahoma
Lane Johnson

National Football Post: The Eagles make a smart move by selecting Johnson to give them an excellent right tackle for 2013. In addition, if left tackle Jason Peters has any issues with his Achilles' injury, Johnson can slide over and handle the left tackle spot. A former junior college quarterback, Johnson has added weight and developed into an outstanding college left tackle in only his second season playing offensive line.

Round 1 5 (5) Detroit Lions Ezekiel Ansah DE 6'6 270 Brigham Young
Ezekiel Ansah

National Football Post: The Lions make a bold and risky move selecting Ansah. After starting only nine games in his BYU career, Ansah has remarkable physical talent. With great height, long arms and natural, explosive athleticism, he can jolt and drive blockers back into the quarterback's lap. He needs to improve his technique and pass-rush moves, but his athletic talent is almost unparalleled.

Round 1 6 (6) Cleveland Browns Barkevious Mingo(video) OLB 6'5 240 LSU
Barkevious Mingo

National Football Post: While some considered the Browns to be in the market for a cornerback, the move to select Mingo is the right one for their defense. He has the mobility to pressure the quarterback and immediately improves their newly installed 3-4 defense.

Round 1 7 (7) Arizona Cardinals Jonathan Cooper G 6'3 295 North Carolina
Jonathan Cooper

National Football Post: The Cardinals make a smart move to upgrade their offensive line by selecting Cooper. A tremendous athlete, Cooper excels at blocking out in space. He can pull and lead block on outside runs and can drive defensive linemen down the line on down/side blocks.

Round 1 8 (8) St. Louis Rams Tavon Austin(video) WR 5'9 171 West Virginia
Tavon Austin

National Football Post: In dire need of a big-play offensive weapon, the Rams make the bold move of grabbing Austin. Without question the most dynamic offensive player in the draft, Austin gives Sam Bradford and the Rams the target they thought they were acquiring when they took receiver Brian Quick in the second round a year ago. Do not be shocked when Austin is among the league leaders in combined yardage in 2013.


Note: from Bills
Round 1 9 (9) New York Jets Dee Milliner(video) CB 6'1 199 Alabama
Dee Milliner

National Football Post: After trading Darrelle Revis to Tampa Bay, the Jets fill his spot in the secondary with Milliner. A muscular and well-built cornerback, Milliner is productive playing press man coverage because he can twist his hips to turn and run without losing a step and has the speed to stay with receivers downfield. Milliner also shines playing off the ball and in zone coverage. He likely will be the Jets' best cornerback by the end of 2013.

Round 1 10 (10) Tennessee Titans Chance Warmack(video) G 6'3 320 Alabama
Chance Warmack

National Football Post: The best guard in the draft, Warmack has the strength to physically dominate opponents once he gets his hands on them and easily gets movement on in-line run blocks. Not only good in the running game, Warmack is an excellent pass blocker who blocks with a great base and stops pass rushers in their tracks consistently.

Round 1 11 (11) San Diego Chargers D.J. Fluker(video) T 6'6 335 Alabama
D.J. Fluker

National Football Post: After all the issues with since-released LT Jared Gaither in 2012, the Chargers make a smart move by selecting one of the safest picks in the first round. Fluker is a massive man who is light on his feet and will step in as a starting tackle. He has the strength to be a dominant run blocker and once he gets his hands on a pass rusher, he can eliminate them from the play.

Round 1 12 (12) Oakland Raiders D.J. Hayden(video) CB 6'0 192 Houston
D.J. Hayden

National Football Post: In an amazing comeback story, Hayden is drafted in the first round after nearly dying in November because of an injury in practice. A quick and explosive athlete with the ability to change directions in a flash, Hayden also has the speed to stay with fast receivers on deep routes. This is a great pick. Hayden will be an excellent starting cornerback and one of the most inspirational stories in the league.


Note: from Dolphins
Round 1 13 (13) New York Jets Sheldon Richardson(video) DT 6'4 295 Missouri
Sheldon Richardson

National Football Post: The Jets needed pass-rushing help, so they grab the most explosive off-the-ball interior defensive lineman in the draft. Richardson plays with a passion and intensity that is hard to find and constantly makes plays chasing down ball carriers all over the field. Not only productive against the run, his ability to break through the line allows him to consistently disrupt plays in the backfield. His athleticism and drive will help him play both defensive end spots in the Jets' 3-4 defense.


Note: from Buccaneers
Round 1 14 (14) Carolina Panthers Star Lotulelei DT 6'4 320 Utah
Star Lotulelei

National Football Post: With two good young defensive ends in Charles Johnson and Greg Hardy already on the team, the Panthers add Star Lotulelei to give them a dominant interior player. His combination of elite playing strength, explosiveness off the ball and speed chasing down ball carriers makes him the most versatile and dominant defensive tackle in the draft. This move could make the Panthers' defense one of the better units in the league.

Round 1 15 (15) New Orleans Saints Kenny Vaccaro(video) FS 6'1 218 Texas
Kenny Vaccaro

National Football Post: With Malcolm Jenkins starting at one safety spot, the Saints select Vaccaro to give them two elite safeties. Vaccaro is the rare safety who excels against the run and is outstanding in pass coverage. Most impressive is Vaccaro's ability to cover slot receivers and tight ends. His addition gives the Saints great back-end defense and versatility because their two safeties are now interchangeable.

Round 1 16 (16) Buffalo Bills E.J. Manuel(video) QB 6'5 240 Florida State
E.J. Manuel

National Football Post: The Bills make the boldest move of the draft with their selection of Manuel. A strong-armed quarterback with a very quick release, Manuel will have no trouble throwing the ball through the winds in Buffalo. In addition to having elite passing ability, Manuel has the athleticism to make big plays with his legs and can handle running the run-option offense that has become a huge part of the NFL.


Note: from Rams
Round 1 17 (17) Pittsburgh Steelers Jarvis Jones(video) OLB 6'3 241 Georgia
Jarvis Jones

National Football Post: After struggling to pressure the quarterback in 2012 and getting rid of outside linebacker James Harrison, the Steelers grab Jones to fill the void. A strong and powerful pass rusher with the burst to beat offensive tackles around the corner and the speed to close on quarterbacks, Jones has the talent to be an impact edge rusher. Playing opposite of LaMarr Woodley will improve the Steelers' pass rush and likely help Woodley get back to his previous high level of production.

Round 1 18 (18) San Francisco 49ers Eric Reid(video) FS 6'2 212 LSU
Eric Reid

National Football Post: With safety Dashon Goldson now in Tampa Bay, the 49ers replace him with the uber athletic Reid. Quick in run support, Reid can get down and make violent tackles out in space. He also has the speed to get out to the sideline to help cornerbacks in over-the-top coverage and cover tight ends in man coverage. If he becomes more consistent, he could be a regular in the Pro Bowl.


Note: from Cowboys
Round 1 19 (19) New York Giants Justin Pugh(video) T 6'5 298 Syracuse
Justin Pugh

National Football Post: The Giants make a surprising pick by selecting Pugh. Blessed with good feet, flexibility and agility, he makes sliding and shuffling to protect the corner against speed rushers look easy. Not a dominating in-line run blocker, he does a good job of making solid, positional run blocks and excels in getting out and blocking in space. This pick is typical of the Giants. They do not worry about the measurables as many NFL teams do, which allows them to overlook Pugh's shorter than ideal arms (31 1/2 inches).

Round 1 20 (20) Chicago Bears Kyle Long T 6'7 311 Oregon
Kyle Long

National Football Post: The Bears made a bad choice selecting Long in the first round because he is a long way from being a quality starting lineman. While he's quick and explosive, Long is stiff in the hips and too often bends at the waist to try to make blocks. He is going to need to greatly improve his technique to ever justify being a first-round selection.

Round 1 21 (21) Cincinnati Bengals Tyler Eifert(video) TE 6'6 251 Notre Dame
Tyler Eifert

National Football Post: For QB Andy Dalton to continue to develop, he needs more weapons. Adding the best tight end in the draft does just that. Quick acceleration and top end playing speed enable Eifert to easily get separation down the seam. With great height, long arms and natural hands, Eifert makes adjusting to the ball to make tough catches look easy. Eifert reminds a lot of observers of Saints tight end Jimmy Graham, and he could impact the Bengals' offense in the same way.

Round 1 22 (22) Atlanta Falcons Desmond Trufant(video) CB 6'0 186 Washington
Desmond Trufant

National Football Post: The Falcons address a big need with the selection of Trufant after cutting CB Dunta Robinson and losing CB Brent Grimes to free agency. Trufant is a very smooth, fluid athlete with great ball skills. For a cornerback who is willing to come up and defend the run, he also excels in coverage because of his excellent instincts and awareness.


Note: from Redskins through Rams
Round 1 23 (23) Minnesota Vikings Sharrif Floyd(video) DT 6'3 303 Florida
Sharrif Floyd

National Football Post: The Vikings get very good value with the selection of Floyd. He is quick, athletic and able to consistently get gap penetration and disrupt plays in the backfield. He is highly competitive, making plays by chasing ball carriers down field. With defensive tackle Kevin Williams nearing the end of a great career, Floyd is the long-term replacement.

Round 1 24 (24) Indianapolis Colts Bjoern Werner(video) DE 6'4 255 Florida State
Bjoern Werner

National Football Post: The addition of Werner to the Colts' front seven gives them a tremendous player to play outside linebacker in their 3-4 scheme. He is a naturally powerful athlete who competes whistle to whistle and has outstanding technique for a player with such little playing experience. He is vastly underrated from an athletic perspective and has the tools to be a double-digit sack man.

Round 1 25 (25) Minnesota Vikings Xavier Rhodes(video) CB 6'2 217 Florida State
Xavier Rhodes

National Football Post: The Vikings fill another need with Rhodes. He is a very big, imposing cornerback with excellent press-coverage skills who fills the hole left by the departure of Antoine Winfield. Rhodes has enough size to play against the bigger wide receivers in the NFC North and possesses the foot speed to stay with the slot types as well. Unlike many cornerbacks who don't like to hit, Rhodes will step up and deliver big hits while defending the run.


Note: from Seahawks
Round 1 26 (26) Green Bay Packers Datone Jones DE 6'4 275 UCLA
Datone Jones

National Football Post: The Packers add an impact defensive end in Jones. A strong and powerful player, Jones' ability to jolt and defeat pass blockers is remarkable. He proved his pass-rush ability by beating Eric Fisher repeatedly during Senior Bowl practices. Not only productive rushing the passer, Jones lined up all over the defensive line at UCLA. Do not be shocked when Jones has 10-plus sacks as a rookie.

Round 1 27 (27) Houston Texans DeAndre Hopkins(video) WR 6'2 205 Clemson
DeAndre Hopkins

National Football Post: After years of passing on receivers in the first round, the Texans finally get a big-play target to play opposite of Andre Johnson. A strong and physical receiver, Hopkins' ability to get up the field quickly after the catch, run through tackles and gain yards after contact makes him a threat every time he touches the ball. While he is not a blazer, Hopkins has deceptive acceleration and playing speed to get separation on deep routes. He also has the hands and body control to make tough catches over cornerbacks.

Round 1 28 (28) Denver Broncos Sylvester Williams DT 6'3 305 North Carolina
Sylvester Williams

National Football Post: As the Broncos continue trying to upgrade their defense, they get great value with Williams. A massive defensive tackle with explosive quickness off the ball, Williams consistently is able to drive offensive linemen into the backfield to blow up plays behind the line. Unlike many 320-plus pounders, Williams has the speed to make plays in pursuit and consistently plays until the whistle.

Round 1 29 (29) Minnesota Vikings Cordarrelle Patterson WR 6'3 205 Tennessee
Cordarrelle Patterson

National Football Post: After trading Percy Harvin, the Vikings replace him with the receiver with the best combination of size, strength and speed in the draft. Few big receivers in the NFL possess Patterson's explosive open-field running ability, which makes him a legit touchdown threat every time he touches the ball. While there are concerns about his ability to handle the complexities of an NFL playbook, if used correctly he could be the big play weapon the Vikings desperately need.


Note: from Patriots
Round 1 30 (30) St. Louis Rams Alec Ogletree(video) ILB 6'3 232 Georgia
Alec Ogletree

National Football Post: In 2012, the Rams took a gamble on cornerback Janoris Jenkins, who had character issues, and now they gamble on another player with character concerns. Ogletree is the most explosive and athletic inside linebacker in the draft and has the talent to be a top-tier player. However, he was not able to stay out of trouble at Georgia and will need to mature. With James Laurinaitis entrenched at middle linebacker, Ogletree will likely play outside.


Note: from Falcons
Round 1 31 (31) Dallas Cowboys Travis Frederick(video) C 6'4 338 Wisconsin
Travis Frederick

National Football Post: Clearly the Cowboys wanted to add a physically dominant interior lineman and that describes Frederick. He is not a top athlete, but he is a functional player who uses his physical ability to dominate his man at the point of attack. He makes stopping power rushers look easy and gets movement on in-line run blocks with surprising ease. He started at guard and center at Wisconsin, so he could start at either spot for the Cowboys.


Note: from 49ers
Round 1 32 (32) Baltimore Ravens Matt Elam(video) SS 5'10 202 Florida
Matt Elam

National Football Post: With Ed Reed no longer patrolling the back end of their defense, the Ravens make a risky move in selecting the undersized Elam. A naturally instinctive defender, Elam reads and reacts to the play quickly and flies around the field making violent hits. While there are major concerns about his ability in coverage, there is no doubt he will make a lot of tackles. He brings the aggressive, physical playing style and attitude the Ravens like.

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