NFL Draft 2013 Results: Best and Worst Picks of Day 2 at Radio City Music Hall

Ethan Grant@DowntownEGAnalyst IApril 27, 2013

Two days of the 2013 NFL draft are in the books, but that doesn't mean the draft coverage is going to stop just yet. 

Day 3 has four more rounds for teams to make a splash and help bolster their lineups for the upcoming season, and that includes all kinds of talent that has dropped down the board and appears to be there for the taking. 

But back to Day 2. There was a lot to like about the second and third round on Friday. 

Teams like Tennessee traded up to give Jake Locker a marquee target on the outside (Justin Hunter), Geno Smith is now a member of the New York Jets in a locker room that still includes Tim Tebow, (for now) and the skill players that came off the board early (Mike Glennon, Le'Veon Bell, Montee Ball) weren't the ones we thought were going to get drafted in Rounds 2 and 3. 

That being said, we have some early reaction to the results of Friday's selection process. Here's a look at a few of the best and worst picks from Day 2 of the NFL draft. 

*For a complete look at the 2013 NFL draft results, click here. Follow along with B/R's live coverage of Day 3 by clicking here. 


Best Picks of Day 2

No. 40, Tank Carradine, San Francisco 49ers

To move down from the No. 34 pick (acquired in the Alex Smith trade) and still pick up a pass-rusher that has first-round talent is such a San Francisco move over the past few years. 

The 49ers allowed the Titans to move up and draft Justin Hunter at No. 34, and in return were content sitting and waiting for their guy with the 40th overall pick in the second round. That pick was Carradine, a guy with versatility to play on the edge in both a 3-4 and a 4-3, and the potential to move all over the field in certain sets. 

Of course, the knee is still a concern. 

But, San Francisco has the defensive line depth to allow Carradine to recover fully from a knee injury that forced him out of the final two games of the season. As noted by Daniel Jeremiah of, this has been a huge draft so far for the defending NFC champs:


No. 56, Arthur Brown, Baltimore Ravens

Speaking of defending champs, the Baltimore Ravens have completed a similarly impressive two-round rake in of prospects. 

After taking Matt Elam in Round 1, the Ravens moved up when they couldn't believe that Arthur Brown was still on the board after Manti Te'o, Kiko Alonso and Kevin Minter were already preparing for NFL life.

In a shrewd move, the Ravens moved up six spots to select Brown, and he'll immediately take over the starting inside linebacker job (one of them) in the middle of Baltimore's 3-4 defense. Brown had a first-round grade from some scouts, and to get him at the bottom of the first round is huge for Baltimore's ability to bounce back from losing several marquee free agents.

Two picks, two starters for Ozzie Newsome. Pretty good first and second round for the current Super Bowl champions.  


No. 92, Stedman Bailey, St. Louis Rams/No. 78, Marquise Goodwin, Buffalo Bills

The Rams and Bills have been intertwined during this draft after trading with each other in the top of the first round. They are even more connected after proving that some NFL teams are operating under the assumption that if some is good, more is better. 

Both the Rams (Tavon Austin at No. 8) and Bills (Robert Woods at No. 41) spent high draft picks on a wideout, but both had no reservations about asserting that offense will not be a crutch after this draft is over. 

The Rams reunited Austin with college teammate Bailey at the end of the second round, a move that has to have QB Sam Bradford jumping for joy when thinking about the possibilites out of the slot and in subsequent packages for these two West Virginia stars. 

The Bills also added a slot receiver with some serious wheels, as former Olympic track star Marquise Goodwin joins Doug Marrone's efforts and has a chance to be a serious matchup problem for slot corners in the NFL. 

Buffalo might not have had a draft that many expected, but by adding E.J. Manuel, Woods and Goodwin to add alongside Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller, there's a good chance this offense puts up some serious points in Marrone's rookie season as head coach. 

By the same token, the NFC West has some serious talent in it as a whole, and that has forced St. Louis to add receivers that can single-handedly change the game. Both should be fun to watch as rookies next season. 


Worst Picks of Day 2

No. 47, Gavin Escobar, San Diego State

Although the Cowboys are thrilled to get another tight end to place alongside Jason Witten to complete some of their two-TE sets and help replace John Phillips, Escobar has to be a reach here if you look at what could have been. 

Sitting at No. 18, the Cowboys could have drafted the best TE on the board—Tyler Eifert—and still picked up their draft choice at the bottom of the first round (Travis Frederick) at this spot in the second round. 

Odd indeed. 

While Escobar has a chance to be a really good red-zone threat and help take the pressure off of Witten and Tony Romo both, he's a stretch at this spot and didn't help Dallas address any defensive need in the process. 


No. 62, Christine Michael, Seattle Seahawks

With defensive tackle and tight end both glaring needs, the Seahawks instead opted to go get Christine Michael with their pick at the bottom of the second round, a guy that wasn't really on many folks' radar with Johnathan Franklin still on the board and an abundance of running backs already on the roster. 

Michael had a nice career at Texas A&M, and he's never had to carry the load with guys like Cyrus Gray helping him to pick up the slack behind Ryan Tannehill and Johnny Manziel. 

He's a perfect fit for the offense as a one-cut bruiser that is hard to bring down and should form a tandem with Marshawn Lynch and Robert Turbin that puts Seattle on the map as a running back haven. 

However, after spending a draft pick on Turbin last year and realizing that defensive tackle and tight end were needs around Russell Wilson's offense and Richard Sherman's defense, Pete Carroll and company opted to add depth to a position where depth is already there. 

It's hard to question the Seahawks after taking Wilson in the third round in 2012 and adding other pieces (Bruce Irvin and Bobby Wagner come to mind) that others had written off, but this is a strange pick indeed for Seattle. 


No. 46, Kiko Alonso, Buffalo Bills

Sitting at No. 46, you have to think the Bills got scared when Kevin Minter came off the board just one pick earlier to the Arizona Cardinals. 

Fearing to not get one in the third round, the Bills jumped the gun a little bit on Alonso, even more so if you consider Arthur Brown was still sitting here as Buffalo made its pick. 

Factor in the information from this tweet from the Bills' official Twitter account, and it's hard to figure out what Buffalo was doing in taking Alonso this early in the draft:

There's plenty of upside with Alonso as a pro prospect. He makes plays all over the field, yet is inconsistent and times and will be asked to learn the intricacies of a new position in the Buffalo defensive scheme. 

All that put together makes this a reach for the Bills. To be fair, I like what the Bills have done so far. They've upgraded the offense to the point that Marrone will have a lot of weapons to work with, and that is a big plus. Sometimes, though, individual picks are hard to peg, and this one is an interesting one from Buffalo based on need, board placement and others still around when the pick was made.  


Complete Seven-Round Results

Note: An asterisk (*) indicates that a trade was made for the pick.

Round 1

Pick Team Player Position School
1. Chiefs  Eric Fisher OT  Cent. Michigan 
2. Jaguars  Luke Joeckel OT  Texas A&M 
3. Dolphins*  Dion Jordan DE Oregon
4. Eagles  Lane Johnson OT  Oklahoma 
5. Lions  Ezekiel Ansah DE BYU 
6. Browns  Barkevious Mingo DE  LSU 
7. Cardinals  Jonathan Cooper OG  UNC 
8. Rams*  Tavon Austin WR  West Virginia 
9. Jets  Dee Milliner CB  Alabama 
10. Titans  Chance Warmack OG  Alabama 
11. Chargers  D.J. Fluker OT  Alabama 
12. Raiders*  D.J. Hayden CB  Houston
13. Jets*  Sheldon Richardson DT  Missouri 
14. Panthers  Star Lotulelei DT  Utah 
15. Saints  Kenny Vaccaro Texas 
16. Bills*  E.J. Manuel QB  Florida State 
17. Steelers Jarvis Jones  OLB  Georgia 
18. 49ers*  Eric Reid LSU 
19. Giants  Justin Pugh OG Syracuse 
20. Bears  Kyle Long OG  Oregon 
21. Bengals  Tyler Eifert TE  Notre Dame 
22. Falcons*  Desmond Trufant CB  Washington 
23. Vikings  Sharrif Floyd DT  Florida 
24. Colts  Bjoern Werner DE  Florida State 
25. Vikings*  Xavier Rhodes CB  Florida State 
26. Packers  Datone Jones DE  UCLA 
27. Texans  DeAndre Hopkins WR  Clemson 
28. Broncos  Sylvester Williams DT  UNC
29. Vikings*  Cordarrelle Patterson WR  Tennessee 
30. Rams*  Alec Ogletree OLB  Georgia 


 Travis Frederick Wisconsin 
32. Ravens  Matt Elam Florida 


Round 2

Pick Team Player Position School
33. Jaguars  Johnathan Cyprien FIU 
34. Titans*  Justin Hunter WR  Tennessee 
35. Eagles  Zach Ertz TE  Stanford 
36. Lions  Darius Slay CB  Mississippi St. 
37. Bengals*  Giovani Bernard RB  North Carolina 
38. Chargers*  Manti Te'o ILB Notre Dame 
39. Jets   Geno Smith QB  West Virginia 
40. 49ers*   Cornellius Carradine DE  Florida State 
41. Bills   Robert Woods WR  USC 
42. Raiders*  Menelik Watson OT  Florida State 
43. Buccaneers   Johnthan Banks CB  Mississippi St. 
44. Panthers   Kawann Short DT  Purdue 
45. Cardinals*  Kevin Minter ILB  LSU 
46. Bills*  Kiko Alonso ILB  Oregon 
47. Cowboys   Gavin Escobar TE  San Diego St. 
48. Steelers   Le'Veon Bell RB  Michigan St. 
49. Giants   Johnathan Hankins DT  Ohio State 
50. Bears   Jon Bostic ILB  Florida 
51. Redskins   David Amerson CB  NC State 
52. Patriots*   Jamie Collins OLB  Southern Miss 
53. Bengals   Margus Hunt DE  SMU 
54. Dolphins*   Jamar Taylor CB  Boise State 
55. 49ers*   Vance McDonald TE Rice 
56. Ravens*  Arthur Brown OLB  Kansas State 
57. Texans   D.J. Swearinger South Carolina 
58. Broncos   Montee Ball RB  Wisconsin 
59. Patriots   Aaron Dobson WR  Marshall 
60. Falcons   Robert Alford CB  SE Louisiana 
61. Packers*  Eddie Lacy RB  Alabama 
62. Seahawks*  Christine Michael RB  Texas A&M 


Round 3

Pick Team Player Position School
 63. Chiefs   Travis Kelce TE  Cincinnati 
 64. Jaguars   Dwayne Gratz CB  Connecticut 
 65. Lions   Larry Worford OG  Kentucky 
 66. Raiders   Sio Moore OLB  Connecticut 
 67. Eagles   Bennie Logan DT  LSU 
 68. Browns   Leon McFadden CB  San Diego St. 
 69. Cardinals   Tyrann Mathieu CB  LSU 
 70. Titans   Blidi Wreh-Wilson CB  Connecticut 
 71. Rams*   T.J. McDonald USC 
 72. Jets   Brian Winters OG  Kent State 
 73. Buccaneers   Mike Glennon QB  NC State 
 74. Cowboys*   Terrance Williams WR  Baylor 
 75.  Saints  Terron Armstead OT  Arkansas-Pine Bluff 
 76. Chargers   Keenan Allen  WR  California 
 77. Dolphins   Dallas Thomas OG  Tennessee 
 78. Bills*   Marquise Goodwin WR  Texas 
 79. Steelers   Markus Wheaton WR  Oregon State 
 80. Cowboys   J.J. Wilcox Georgia Southern 
 81. Giants   Damontre Moore DE  Texas A&M 
 82. Saints* John Jenkins  DT  Georiga 
 83. Patriots*   Logan Ryan CB  Rutgers 
 84. Bengals   Shawn Williams Georgia 
 85. Redskins   Jordan Reed TE  Florida 
 86. Colts   Hugh Thornton OG  Illinois 
 87. Seahawks   Jordan Hill DT  Penn State 
 88. 49ers*  Corey Lemonier DE  Auburn 
 89. Texans   Brennan Williams OT  North Carolina 
 90. Broncos   Kayvon Webster CB  South Florida 
 91. Patriots   Duron Harmon Rutgers 
 92. Rams*  Stedman Bailey WR  West Virginia 
 93. Dolphins*  Will Davis CB  Utah State 
 94. Ravens   Brandon Williams DT  Missouri Southern St. 
 95. Texans  Sam Montgomery DE  LSU 
 96. Chiefs  Knile Davis RB  Arkansas 
 97. Titans  Zaviar Gooden OLB  Missouri 


Round 4

Pick Team Player Position School
 98. Eagles*  Matt Barkley QB  USC 
 99. Chiefs   Nico Johnson ILB  Alabama 
 100. Buccaneers*  Akeem Spence DT  Illinois 
 101. Jaguars*  Ace Sanders WR  South Carolina 
 102. Patriots*   Josh Boyce WR  TCU 
 103. Cardinals   Alex Okafor DE  Texas 
 104. Dolphins*   Jelani Jenkins OLB  Florida 
 105. Bills   Duke Williams Nevada 
 106. Dolphins*   Dion Sims TE  Michigan State 
 107. Titans   Brian Schwenke California 
 108. Panthers   Edmund Kugbila OG  Valdosta State 
 109. Packers*   David Bakhtiari OT  Colorado 
 110. Giants*  Ryan Nassib QB  Syracuse 
 111. Steelers*  Shamarko Thomas Syracuse 
 112. Raiders*  Tyler Wilson QB  Arkansas 
 113. Rams   Barrett Jones Alabama 
 114. Cowboys   B.W. Webb CB  William & Mary 
 115. Steelers   Landry Jones QB  Oklahoma 
 116. Cardinals*  Earl Watford OG  James Madison 
 117. Bears   Khaseem Greene OLB  Rutgers 
 118. Bengals   Sean Porter OLB  Texas A&M 
 119. Redskins   Phillip Thomas Fresno State 
 120. Vikings   Gerald Hodges OLB  Penn State 
 121. Colts   Khaled Holmes USC 
 122. Packers   J.C. Tretter OG  Cornell 
 123. Seahawks   Chris Harper WR  Kansas State 
 124. Texans   Trevardo Williams DE  Connecticut 
 125. Packers*  Johnathan Franklin RB  UCLA 
 126. Buccaneers*   William Gholston DE  Michigan State 
 127. Falcons   Malliciah Goodman  DE  Clemson 
 128. 49ers   Quinton Patton WR  Louisiana Tech 
 129. Ravens   John Simon DE  Ohio State 
130. Ravens  Kyle Juszczyk FB  Harvard 
131. 49ers  Marcus Lattimore RB  South Carolina 
132. Lions  Devin Taylor DE  South Carolina 
133. Falcons  Levine Toilolo TE  Stanford 


Round 5 

Pick Team Player Position School
134. Chiefs Sanders Commings  CB  Georgia 
135. Jaguars  Denard Robinson WR  Michigan 
136, Eagles  Earl Wolff NC State 
137. Seahawks*  Jesse Williams DT  Alabama 
138. Seahawks*  Tharold Simon CB  LSU 
139. Colts*  Montori Hughes DT  Tenn-Martin 
140. Cardinals  Stepfan Taylor RB  Stanford 
141. Jets  Oday Aboushi OG  Virginia 
142. Titans  Lavar Edwards DE  LSU 
143. Bills  Jonathan Meeks Clemson 
144. Saints  Kenny Stills WR  Oklahoma 
145. Chargers  Steve Williams CB  California 
146. Broncos*  Quanterus Smith DE  Western Kentucky 
147. Buccaneers  Steven Means OLB  Buffalo 
148. Panthers  A.J. Klein ILB  Iowa State 
149. Rams  Brandon McGee CB  Miami (FL) 
150. Steelers  Terry Hawthorne CB  Illinois 
151. Cowboys  Joseph Randle RB  Oklahoma State 
152. Giants  Cooper Taylor Richmond 
153. Falcons*  Stansly Maponga DE  TCU 
154. Redskins  Chris Thompson RB  Florida State 
155. Vikings  Jeff Locke UCLA 
156. Bengals  Tanner Hawkinson OT  Kansas 
157. 49ers*  Quinton Dial DE  Alabama 
158. Seahawks  Luke Wilson TE  Rice 
159. Packers  Micah Hyde CB  Iowa 
160. Rams*  Zac Stacy RB  Vanderbilt 
161. Broncos  Tavarres King WR  Georgia 
162. Redskins*  Brandon Jenkins OLB  Florida State 
163. Bears*  Jordan Mills OT  Louisiana Tech 
164. Dolphins*  Mike Gillislee RB  Florida 
165. Lions*  Sam Martin Appalachian St. 
166. Dolphins  Caleb Sturgis Florida 
167. Packers  Josh Boyd DT  Mississippi St. 
168. Ravens  Ricky Wagner OT  Wisconsin

Round 6

Pick Team Player Position School
169, Jaguars  Josh Evans Florida 
170. Chiefs  Eric Kush California (PA) 
171. Lions  Corey Fuller WR  Virginia Tech 
172. Raiders  Nick Kasa TE  Colorado 
173. Broncos*  Vinston Painter OT  Virginia Tech 
174. Cardinals  Ryan Swope WR  Texas A&M 
175. Browns  Jamoris Slaughter Notre Dame 
176. Texans*  David Quessenberry OT  San Jose State 
177. Bills  Dustin Hopkins Florida State 
178. Jets  William Campbell DT  Michigan 
179. Chargers  Tourek Williams DE  FIU 
180. 49ers*  Nick Moody OLB  Florida State 
181. Raiders*  Latavius Murray RB  Central Florida 
182. Panthers  Kenjon Barner RB  Oregon 
183. Saints  Rufus Johnson DE  Tarleton State 
184. Raiders*  Mychal Rivera  TE Tennessee 
185. Cowboys  DeVonte Holloman OLB  South Carolina 
186. Steelers  Justin Brown WR  Oklahoma 
187. Cardinals*  Andre Ellington RB  Clemson 
188. Bears  Cornelius Washington DE  Georgia 
189. Buccaneers*  Mike James RB  Miami (FL) 
190. Bengals  Rex Burkhead RB  Nebraska 
191. Redskins  Bacarri Rambo Georgia 
192. Colts  John Boyett Oregon 
193. Packers  Nate Palmer OLB  Illinois State 
194. Seahawks  Spencer Ware RB  LSU 
195. Texans  Alan Bonner WR  Jacksonville St. 
196. Vikings*  Jeff Baca OG  UCLA 
197. Bengals*  Cobi Hamilton WR  Arkansas 
198. Texans*  Chris Jones DT  Bowling Green 
199. Lions*  Theo Riddick RB  Notre Dame 
200. Ravens  Kapron Lewis-Moore DE  Notre Dame 
201. Texans  Ryan Griffin TE  Connecticut 
202. Titans  Khalid Wooten CB  Nevada 
203. Ravens  Ryan Jensen OG  Colorado St.-Pueblo 
204. Chiefs  Braden Wilson FB  Kansas State 
205. Raiders  Stacy McGee DT  Oklahoma 
206. Steelers  Vince Williams ILB  Florida State 


Round 7

207.Chiefs Mike CatapanoDE Princeton 
208.Jaguars Jeremy HarrisCB New Mexico St. 
209.Raiders Brice ButlerWR San Diego State 
210.Jaguars* Demetrius McCrayCB Appalachian St. 
211.Lions Michael WilliamsTE Alabama 
212.Eagles* Joe KrugerDE Utah 
213.Vikings* Michael MautiILB Penn State 
214.Vikings* Travis BondOG North Carolina 
215.Jets Tommy BohanonFB Wake Forest 
216.Packers*Charles JohnsonWR Grand Valley St. 
217.Browns* Armonty BryantDE E. Central Oklahoma 
218.Eagles* Jodran PoyerCB Oregon State 
219.Cardinals* D.C. JeffersonTE Rutgers 
220.Seahawks* Ryan SeymourOG Vanderbilt 
221.Chargers Brad SorensenQB Southern Utah 
222.Bills* Chris GraggTE Arkansas 
223.Steelers Nick WilliamsDT Samford 
224.Packers* Kevin DorseyWR Maryland 
225.Giants Eric HermanOG Ohio 
226.Patriots* Michael BuchananDE Illinois 
227.Browns* Garrett GilkeyOG Chadron State 
228.Redskins Jawan JamisonRB Rutgers 
229.Vikings* Everett DawkinsDT Florida State 
230.Colts Kerwynn WilliamsRB Utah State 
231.Seahawks Ty PowellOLB Harding 
232.Packers Sam BarringtonOLB South Florida 
233.Raiders* David BassDE Missouri Western 
234.Broncos Zac DysertQB Miami (Ohio) 
235.Patriots Steve BeauharnaisILB Rutgers 
236.Bears* Marquess WilsonWR Washington State 
237.49ers B.J. DanielsQB South Florida 
238.Ravens Aaron MelletteWR Elon 
239.Eagles David KingDE Oklahoma 
240.Bengals Reid FragelOT Ohio State 
241.Seahawks Jared SmithDT New Hampshire 
242.Seahawks Michael BowieOT NE Oklahoma State 
243.Falcons Kemal IshmaelCB Central Florida 
244.Falcons Zeke MottaNotre Dame 
245.Lions Brandon HepburnILB Florida A&M 
246.49ers Carter BykowskiOT Iowa State 
247.Ravens Marc AnthonyCB California 
248.Titans Daimion StaffordNebraska 
249.Falcons Sean RenfreeQB Duke 
250.Dolphins Don JonesArkansas State 
251.Bengals T.J. JohnsonSouth Carolina 
252.49ers Marcus CooperCB Rutgers 
253.Giants Michael CoxRB Massachusetts 
254.Colts Justice CunninghamTE South Carolina 

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