NFL Draft Results 2013: Trades That Shaped First Round

Michael DulkaContributor IApril 26, 2013

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 25:  Dion Jordan of the Oregon Ducks reacts after he was picked #3 overall by the Miami Dolphins in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on April 25, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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The first round of the NFL draft saw many trades that changed the order of picks and shifted the landscape for the rest of the draft. The depth of the 2013 draft class is remarkable and caused many teams to move down and pile up picks in the middle rounds. 

In an unusually challenging year to predict, trades made the first round even more surprising. Talented players like Sharrif Floyd, Jonathan Cyprien and Manti Te'o fell because of the various trades. 

Here is a look at the trades that shaped the first round. 


Miami Dolphins and Oakland Raiders

The Miami Dolphins trading up into the top five picks wasn't a huge surprise. What they did with that pick was another story. While many expected the Dolphins to take Lane Johnson with their first pick, they opted to take Oregon defensive end Dion Jordan. 

The Raiders trading back also wasn't a surprise, but just like the Dolphins, their pick at No. 12 wasn't expected. Instead of taking Sharrif Floyd, the Raiders decided to take a cornerback. They selected D.J. Hayden. With Desmond Trufant and Xavier Rhodes still available, the pick was questionable.

The move further opened the door for Floyd to slip in the first round. 


St. Louis Rams and Buffalo Bills

The Rams wanted to add playmaker Tavon Austin and made sure they would be able to. With the New York Jets as a potential threat to take Austin, the Rams had to jump in front of them to bring Austin to St. Louis. The diminutive, speedy wide receiver will be a great weapon for Sam Bradford and is a great replacement for Danny Amendola. 

The Bills had the most shocking first round. They dropped back into the middle of the first round and selected E.J. Manuel, making him the first quarterback taken.

The Bills are putting a lot of faith in Manuel, despite how much of a risk he presents. Manuel is incredibly raw, but he does have the tools to be successful. This move could make or break that coaching staff in Buffalo. 


San Francisco 49ers and and Dallas Cowboys

The San Francisco 49ers made the expected move to trade up in the first round. They moved up to the 18th pick in order to take safety Eric Reid. The 49ers do need safety help after losing Dashon Goldson. The pick was a little questionable with big defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd still on the board. 

With a number of holes on their football team, the Dallas Cowboys made a smart decision to move back in the first round. This team needs multiple players to come in and contribute if it is going to compete in the talented NFC.

The Cowboys made a terrible selection late in the round by grabbing center Travis Frederick. 


Atlanta Falcons and St. Louis Rams

After moving up from their first pick in the opening round, the St. Louis Rams looked to recoup some of what they lost by going up to get Tavon Austin. In doing so, they moved back to the 30th pick in the draft. The Rams won big by trading back and being able to select Alec Ogletree late in the round. Ogletree will be a beast in that young defense.

The Falcons made a great decision to move up in the first round. With double-digit picks in the 2013 draft, the Falcons needed to package some of those in order to move up and get an impact player.

They did just that by selecting cornerback Desmond Trufant. It's a smart move for the Falcons, who are looking to replace Brent Grimes. 


Minnesota Vikings and New England Patriots

The Vikings jumped back into the first round to grab their third pick of the 2013 draft. With the 29th pick of the first round, the Vikings added a much-needed wide receiver in Cordarrelle Patterson.

While there was a need at the position, the Vikings gave up way too much for that trade to be worth it. Patterson is a raw receiver who will be a headache for Christian Ponder. 

The New England Patriots got a ton of picks to move back into the second round. They are set up to have a very strong Day 2 of the draft. 


Complete First Round Order and 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


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