NFL Draft 2013 Winners and Losers: Teams That Hit or Missed on Day 2

Patrick ClarkeCorrespondent IApril 27, 2013

GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 16:  Cornerback Patrick Peterson #21 of the Arizona Cardinals in action during the NFL game against the Detroit Lions at the University of Phoenix Stadium on December 16, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. The Cardinals defeated the Lions 38-10.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Much like Thursday's first round at Radio City Music Hall, Day 2 was not without its steals and questionable selections.

While the San Diego Chargers picked up one of Day 2's biggest steals in Manti Te'o, the Kansas City Chiefs made some curious picks of their own, drafting tight end Travis Kelce in the third round and running back Knile Davis 33 picks later.

It remains to be seen how those three players will fare at the next level, but based on what we know now, you wouldn't be foolish to say the Chargers hit and the Chiefs missed on Friday.

Below we'll take a closer look at some other teams that hit or missed on Day 2 of the 2013 NFL draft.



Day 2 Winners

Arizona Cardinals


Arizona added two defensive studs with LSU roots on Friday, picking up inside linebacker Kevin Minter in Round 2 and playmaking cornerback Tyrann Mathieu in Round 3. Both players will join former LSU teammate Patrick Peterson in the desert.

After addressing their offensive line woes on Thursday by adding North Carolina guard Jonathan Cooper, the Cardinals made a pair of huge defensive moves that are sure to help out as they look to defend the likes of San Francisco and Seattle in the NFC West in 2013.

Minter is a stud in the middle, and If Mathieu plays up to his potential, Arizona could have one of the league's top cornerback tandems in the coming years.


Green Bay Packers


The Packers had only one selection on Day 2 and turned it into Eddie Lacy, a big-time running back capable of turning things around in the Green Bay back field.

Green Bay practically stole Lacy, who was projected as a first-round pick, taking him No. 61 overall.

Lacy rushed for over 1,300 yards and 17 touchdowns last season for Alabama. He joins an offense that boasts one of the league's top quarterbacks in Aaron Rodgers, who signed a massive contract extension on Friday prior to the Packers' second-round selection.

After shoring up their defensive front with UCLA's Datone Jones in Round 1, the Packers have added a beast to help take the pressure off Rodgers and the league's 20th-ranked rushing attack in 2013.



Day 2 Losers

Dallas Cowboys


It was difficult to imagine Jerry Jones and the Cowboys making any more of a mess on Day 2 following their questionable first-round selection on Thursday (Wisconsin center Travis Frederick, No. 31 overall).

But it happened.

Dallas drafted San Diego State tight end Gavin Escobar in Round 2, and then Baylor wide receiver Terrance Williams in Round 3. Escobar is talented, no doubt, but doesn't fill a need for the Cowboys and Williams isn't exactly a game-changer capable of winning a starting job on the outside, despite what his 2012 numbers would suggest.

At least Georgia Southern safety J.J. Wilcox fills a need for this team. But in the end, it's a case of "too little, too late" for the Cowboys, as they only have three more picks in Saturday's final four rounds.



Washington Redskins


The Washington Redskins made two interesting selections on Friday, drafting NC State corner David Amerson in the second round and Florida tight end Jordan Reed in the third round.

While Amerson certainly fills a need for the 'Skins, his play in 2012 should be a concern. He was burned often and will have to prove last season was a fluke in order to stay on the field at the next level. 

As for Reed, he doesn't address an area of need for Washington and could struggle to make his way onto the field for a team that already boasts two solid options at the position in Fred Davis and Logan Paulsen. 

With only two picks through the first two rounds, the Redskins had little room for error going into Day 2, and definitely didn't help their cause in this case.


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