The first round of the 2013 NFL draft is in the books after trades ruled the day. Various trades throughout the opening round completely shaped which prospects were available to which teams.
Offensive tackles and pass-rushers ruled the beginning of the NFL draft, as one was selected with each of the first six picks.
The first major surprise in the draft was the Miami Dolphins trading up to the third pick in order to grab Dion Jordan. Many thought they would be in the market for Lane Johnson, but instead went with a pass-rusher.
The next big surprise of the first round was the Buffalo Bills selecting E.J. Manuel with the 16th overall pick. Instead of Geno Smith or Ryan Nassib being the first quarterback selected, Manuel heard his name called. Manuel has all the gifts to be a successful quarterback, but he's extremely raw.
The final surprise of the night was the Minnesota Vikings trading up to take their third pick in the first round. They gave up their second-, third-, fourth- and seventh-round picks in order to select wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson.
Here is a look at how the first round shaped out and where the top prospects landed.
Complete First Round Results
1. Kansas City Chiefs (2-14): Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan
2. Jacksonville Jaguars (2-14): Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M
3. Miami Dolphins (via Oakland Raiders 4-12): Dion Jordan, DE, Oregon
4. Philadelphia Eagles (4-12): Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma
5. Detroit Lions (4-12): Ezekiel Ansah, DE, Brigham Young
6. Cleveland Browns (5-11): Barkevious Mingo, OLB, LSU
7. Arizona Cardinals (5-11): Jonathan Cooper, OG, North Carolina
8. St. Louis Rams (via Buffalo Bills 6-10): Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia
9. New York Jets (6-10): Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama
10. Tennessee Titans (6-10): Chance Warmack, OG, Alabama
11. San Diego Chargers (7-9): D.J. Fluker, OT, Alabama
12. Oakland Raiders (via Miami Dolphins 7-9): D.J. Hayden, CB, Houston
13. New York Jets (via Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 7-9): Sheldon Richardon, DT, Missouri
14. Carolina Panthers (7-9): Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah
15. New Orleans Saints (7-9): Kenny Vaccaro, S, Texas
16. Buffalo Bills (via St. Louis Rams 7-8-1): E.J. Manuel, QB, Florida State
17. Pittsburgh Steelers (8-8): Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia
18. San Francisco 49ers (via Dallas Cowboys 8-8): Eric Reid, S, LSU
19. New York Giants (9-7): Justin Pugh, OG, Syracuse
20. Chicago Bears (10-6): Kyle Long, OG, Oregon
21. Cincinnati Bengals (10-6): Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame
22. Atlanta Falcons via (St. Louis Rams 7-8-1): Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington
23. Minnesota Vikings (10-6): Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida
24. Indianapolis Colts (11-5): Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State
25. Minnesota Vikings (via Seattle Seahawks, 11-5): Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State
26. Green Bay Packers (11-5): Datone Jones, DE, UCLA
27. Houston Texans (12-4): DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson
28. Denver Broncos (13-3): Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina
29. Minnesota Vikings via (New England Patriots 12-4): Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee
30. St. Louis Rams (via Atlanta Falcons 13-3): Alec Ogletree, LB, Georgia
31. Dallas Cowboys via (San Francisco 49ers 11-4-1): Travis Frederick, C, Wisconsin
32. Baltimore Ravens (10-6): Matt Elam, S, Florida
Teams That Had Most Success
The Vikings had probably the most impressive haul of the first round with three selections. Their first pick, Sharrif Floyd at No. 23, could turn out to be the steal of the draft. Floyd's slide gave the Vikings great value to get a player who can improve their defense line. Xavier Rhodes was another smart pick for the Vikings at No. 25. In a division with talented passing attacks, the Vikings need as many good players in their secondary as they can get.
The questionable move was trading up to No. 29 to grab Cordarrelle Patterson. The Vikings had to give up way too much in order to get a raw, deep threat. With Christian Ponder's lack of arm strength, it doesn't seem worth it to give up the middle of the draft.
St. Louis Rams
The Rams were very active in the first round and came up with two big playmakers in the first round. By trading up to the eighth pick from the 16th pick, the Rams were able to come away with diminutive playmaker Tavon Austin. Using the No. 23 pick, the Rams traded back to the 30th pick in the first round and were able to grab Alec Ogletree.
By trading back from the 23rd spot, the Rams were able to get back some of what they gave up in their trade for Tavon Austin. Overall, the Rams came with two playmakers with one on each side of the ball.
The Panthers got value from the run of offensive linemen and outside pass-rushers, as they had their pick between defensive linemen Star Lotulelei and Sharrif Floyd. With only Sheldon Richardson being selected prior, the Panthers were able to get probably the top tackle in the draft and at great value.
The Panthers defense will benefit from having Lotulelei as a beast in the middle of the field. The team had a strong, young defense last year, and that should be even better with more push from the defensive line.
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