2013 NFL Draft Picks: Full Results from Day 1

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2013 NFL Draft Picks: Full Results from Day 1
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The biggest event of the offseason did not disappoint, as there were plenty of exciting moments in the first round of the 2013 NFL draft.

This year's draft was a bit of a change of pace with fewer skill players and more linemen taken among the top selections than usual. However, these are prospects who will instantly improve their new teams by getting it done in the trenches.

Things then picked up in the middle of the opening round with surprising trades and selections that helped create the drama that fans are used to.

Here is a look at the most shocking picks in the first round.

 

No. 12 Oakland Raiders: D.J. Hayden, CB, Houston

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Usually in the top half of the first round, you want to avoid risk. The Raiders did not do that when they selected D.J. Hayden with the No. 12 pick.

The Houston cornerback suffered a tear of the inferior vena cava in a practice last season, an injury that nearly cost him his life.

While he is still an incredible talent with great speed and athleticism, there are a number of skillful cornerbacks in this class with much less risk.

It remains to be seen how this turns out for the Raiders, but this is certainly ahead of where many people projected Hayden to be.

 

No. 16 Buffalo Bills: EJ Manuel, QB, Florida State

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After trading back from the No. 8 pick to No. 16, the Bills made EJ Manuel the first quarterback selected in the draft.

This was surprising for a couple of reasons. First, many believed that Geno Smith was the top player at the position after a great career at West Virginia, and he was still available at this time.

In addition, there was an obvious link between coach Doug Marrone at his former quarterback at Syracuse, Ryan Nassib. If the Bills were going to take a signal-caller, it would have made sense to select the talented player.

Manuel certainly has upside as a dual-threat player at the next level. However, this might have been a big reach at this point. 

 

No. 19 New York Giants: Justin Pugh, OG, Syracuse

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Last season, the Giants gave up the second-most yards in the NFL. They struggled against both the run and the pass and help was obviously needed on the defensive side of the ball.

Instead, New York made a reach to draft the third-best guard in the class and the seventh linemen that was taken in the first round.

While Justin Pugh has the ability to step in and hold a starting job for a long time, the positional value made this a mistake.

There were other talented players available that the Giants passed on in this one.

 

Complete First-Round Results (via NFL.com)

Pick Team Player Position School
 1 Kansas City Chiefs Eric Fisher  OT  Central Michigan 
 2 Jacksonville Jaguars Luke Joeckel  OT  Texas A&M 
 3 Miami Dolphins (via OAK) Dion Jordan  DE  Oregon 
 4 Philadelphia Eagles Lane Johnson  OT  Oklahoma 
 5 Detroit Lions Ezekiel Ansah  DE  BYU 
 6 Cleveland Browns Barkevious Mingo  OLB  LSU 
 7 Arizona Cardinals Jonathan Cooper  OG  North Carolina 
 8 St. Louis Rams (via BUF) Tavon Austin WR  West Virginia 
 9 New York Jets Dee Milliner  CB  Alabama 
 10 Tennessee Titans  Chance Warmack OG  Alabama 
 11 San Diego Chargers  D.J. Fluker  OT  Alabama 
 12 Oakland Raiders (via MIA)  D.J. Hayden CB  Houston 
 13 New York Jets  Sheldon Richardson DT  Missouri 
 14 Carolina Panthers  Star Lotulelei  DT  Utah 
 15 New Orleans Saints Kenny Vaccaro  Texas 
 16 Buffalo Bills (via STL EJ Manuel QB  Florida State 
 17 Pittsburgh Steelers  Jarvis Jones OLB  Georgia 
 18 San Francisco 49ers (via DAL)  Eric Reid  LSU 
 19 New York Giants  Justin Pugh  OT  Syracuse 
 20 Chicago Bears  Kyle Long OT  Oregon 
 21 Cincinnati Bengals  Tyler Eifert  TE  Notre Dame 
 22 Atlanta Falcons (via STL) Desmond Trufant  CB  Washington 
 23 Minnesota Vikings Sharrif Floyd  DT  Florida 
 24 Indianapolis Colts  Bjoern Werner OLB  Florida State 
 25 Minnesota Vikings  Xavier Rhodes  CB  Florida State 
 26 Green Bay Packers Datone Jones  DE  UCLA 
 27 Houston Texans  DeAndre Hopkins WR  Clemson 
 28 Denver Broncos  Sylvester Williams DT  North Carolina 
 29 Minnesota Vikings (via NE) Cordarrelle Patterson  WR  Tennessee 
 30 St. Louis Rams (via ATL) Alec Ogletree ILB  Georgia 
 31 Dallas Cowboys (via SF)  Travis Frederick Wisconsin 
 32 Baltimore Ravens  Matt Elam Florida 

 

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