The first trade of the 2013 NFL draft involved two teams many expected to come together to make a deal, but the player drafted as a result surprised everybody.
Right when everyone figured the Miami Dolphins were moving up to replace Jake Long with Oklahoma offensive tackle Lane Johnson, Miami instead took Oregon pass-rushing stud Dion Jordan with the pick it acquired from the Oakland Raiders.
This suggests that the Phins, who had 11 picks entering this draft, are confident they can find a left tackle later or elsewhere. They've been linked to Branden Albert, who was already on the trading block before the Chiefs used a top pick on an offensive tackle.
Miami swapped first-round picks with the Raiders, while also surrendering their 42nd pick in Round 2. That leaves them with an extra second-round pick to send to Kansas City for Albert, if they so choose.
Jordan has star potential, and he'd be an ideal candidate to take the baton from Cameron Wake. In the meantime, the Dolphins could have one hell of a pass-rushing duo. Throw in a veteran like Albert and it's tough to argue against this development.
It seemed to make perfect sense for the Raiders, too. Especially when Sharrif Floyd fell to the 12 spot. Many expected Oakland to draft Floyd third overall, but then Reggie McKenzie passed on him at 12 and went with cornerback D.J. Hayden instead. They lose some points for a curious secondary move.
DOLPHINS GRADE: A+
RAIDERS GRADE: B-