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NFL Draft 2013 Results: Full Listings for First-Round Selections

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NFL Draft 2013 Results: Full Listings for First-Round Selections
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The first day of the 2013 NFL draft is in the books, and there was intrigue on every pick.

It may have been the most unpredictable first round in recent memory. There were a lot of linemen taken, several trades made and a couple of head-scratchers.

Teams, for the most part, filled needs rather than drafting the best player available. 

Quarterbacks didn't have much luck on the first day, as Florida State's E.J. Manuel was the only one selected. No running back was selected in the first 32 picks, so there will be plenty on the board to start the second round.

The rest of the draft will be as unpredictable as Thursday night was, but it's time to recap the first round.

 

First-Round Picks (via NFL.com)

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

 

Analysis

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The Minnesota Vikings were the big winners. They had three picks from No. 23 through No. 29. They drafted Sharrif Floyd to help the defensive line and Xavier Rhodes to help the secondary. Before the night was over, the team made a bold move to address its biggest need (trade details via Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com). Trading to get back in the first round for receiver Cordarrelle Patterson was costly, but it was a great move.

Although they didn't make a selection, the New England Patriots managed to gain draft picks. The Vikings gave the Patriots four picks for the No. 29 choice, so New England has plenty of selections to address its defensive issues. It can also use a pick to get a playmaker at receiver.

Offensive linemen were the story on the first day. The first two picks of the draft were linemen, Eric Fisher and Luke Joeckel. The Kansas City Chiefs made a gutsy move by taking Fisher, who played in the Mid-American Conference, over Joeckel.  

Through 26 picks, only two skill position players (quarterback, running back and wide receiver) had been picked. It got so bad that some highly rated players left the draft, according to NFL Network (h/t to Bleacher Report).

It was an odd first round, but there weren't many bad picks.

There were a few head-scratchers. The Buffalo Bills shocked many by picking EJ Manuel, who was the only quarterback taken in the first round. The Dallas Cowboys traded down from No. 19 to No. 31 and took a center. It was the most bizarre pick of the day.

Smith, Eddie Lacy and Manti Te'o are still on the board, so there will be plenty of storylines heading into Friday.

Overall it was a good day for most teams. Teams made smart picks and avoided risky picks. With one round in the books, fans are ready for the next six rounds.

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