NFL Draft Results 2013: Teams That Hurt Themselves the Most with Poor Showings

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NFL Draft Results 2013: Teams That Hurt Themselves the Most with Poor Showings
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Not every team helps itself in the draft. Every year, teams have a poor draft that sets their franchises back, and the 2013 NFL draft is no different.

The league has done a better job to rein in rookie spending; however, no matter what the cost, you don’t want to give money to and take the time trying to develop draft picks who aren’t going to work out.

After a few years, you figure out that top draft pick isn’t going to work out, so you have to start all over again at that position.

Here are three teams who did themselves no favors in the 2013 NFL draft.

 

Cleveland Browns

At this point, Cleveland Browns fans should be immune to the team's failings in the NFL draft. For the most part, it's an annual occurrence.

When the Browns drafted Barkevious Mingo, you knew it was only going to be downhill from there.

Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal was less than complimentary of the Browns’ draft:

Mingo is a great athlete and should turn into a very good pass-rusher. Unfortunately for Cleveland, there’s a very good chance that’s all he’ll become. Many have compared Mingo to Bruce Irvin, who was selected with the 15th pick last year by the Seattle Seahawks.

Irvin is very good getting after the quarterback, but his game is pretty one-dimensional. Like Irvin, Mingo looks like he’ll just become a one-trick pony. He could turn into a good player, but do you want to draft somebody like him with the sixth pick?

The Browns had much greater concerns they could have filled with the various other talented players who were available.

Leon McFadden wasn’t a bad pick. But if Cleveland wanted to improve its pass defense,  it should have gone with Dee Milliner in the first round.

After McFadden, none of the players stuck out. There were some OK picks, but none of them can make up for the Mingo pick.

 

Buffalo Bills

E.J. Manuel wrecked the Buffalo Bills’ draft. The team needs a franchise quarterback. Kevin Kolb isn’t the long-term option. Although this class was very weak, Buffalo’s best bet was to snag a QB in the first round.

Unfortunately, Manuel was the QB chosen.

Todd McShay was less than enthusiastic about the pick (h/t ESPN):

You can’t blame McShay, either. On many levels, this is a bad pick.

By all accounts, Manuel is a very fine person and had a very good career at Florida State. He’s got nice upside and is very athletic. That does not outweigh the amount of time the Bills are going to need to spend with Manuel in order for him to reach his potential.

Manuel is the kind of player you draft and store away for a few years. For a team needing a franchise quarterback, he’s not the answer.

If you’re absolutely determined to draft Manuel, fine. At the very least, don’t do it in the first round with the 16th pick. Buffalo really made a mess of things with this pick. This was the worst pick in the first round and one of the worst in the draft as a whole.

 

San Diego Chargers

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The San Diego Chargers got some nice pieces. The biggest problem for them was value. Most of their picks were reaches.

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San Diego had one of the worst offensive lines in the league last year. D.J. Fluker is a nice pick and should slot in at right tackle immediately. However, it’s hard to argue that a right tackle is worth taking with the 11th overall pick. Fluker is not very athletic, so he’s limited. You can’t put him at left tackle, or he’ll get beaten all day by athletic speed rushers.

Some like the Manti Te’o pick, but I’m not one of them. There were other, more talented inside linebackers on the board. Te’o will be a good enough linebacker for a few years, but then you’ll see him surpassed by Kevin Minter and Arthur Brown, two guys the Chargers passed up.

Keenan Allen was the best pick the Chargers made, and that’s saying something. In terms of bang for your buck, San Diego was pretty poor across the board.

 

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  Central 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  North Carolina 
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 
31.

Cowboys*

 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 State 
 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  Georgia 
 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 State 
 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 RB  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 (Fla.) 
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 State 
166. Dolphins  Caleb Sturgis Florida 
167. Packers  Josh Boyd DT  Mississippi State 
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 (Fla.) 
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 State 
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

Pick Team Player Position School
207. Chiefs  Mike Catapano DE  Princeton 
208. Jaguars  Jeremy Harris CB  New Mexico State 
209. Raiders  Brice Butler WR  San Diego State 
210. Jaguars*  Demetrius McCray CB  Appalachian State 
211. Lions  Michael Williams TE  Alabama 
212. Eagles*  Joe Kruger DE  Utah 
213. Vikings*  Michael Mauti ILB  Penn State 
214. Vikings*  Travis Bond OG  North Carolina 
215. Jets  Tommy Bohanon FB  Wake Forest 
216. Packers*  Charles Johnson WR  Grand Valley State 
217. Browns*  Armonty Bryant DE  E. Central Oklahoma 
218. Eagles*  Jordan Poyer CB  Oregon State 
219. Cardinals*  D.C. Jefferson TE  Rutgers 
220. Seahawks*  Ryan Seymour OG  Vanderbilt 
221. Chargers  Brad Sorensen QB  Southern Utah 
222. Bills*  Chris Gragg TE  Arkansas 
223. Steelers  Nick Williams DT  Samford 
224. Packers*  Kevin Dorsey WR  Maryland 
225. Giants  Eric Herman OG  Ohio 
226. Patriots*  Michael Buchanan DE  Illinois 
227. Browns*  Garrett Gilkey OG  Chadron State 
228. Redskins  Jawan Jamison RB  Rutgers 
229. Vikings*  Everett Dawkins DT  Florida State 
230. Colts  Kerwynn Williams RB  Utah State 
231. Seahawks  Ty Powell OLB  Harding 
232. Packers  Sam Barrington OLB  South Florida 
233. Raiders*  David Bass DE  Missouri Western 
234. Broncos  Zac Dysert QB  Miami (Ohio) 
235. Patriots  Steve Beauharnais ILB  Rutgers 
236. Bears*  Marquess Wilson WR  Washington State 
237. 49ers  B.J. Daniels QB  South Florida 
238. Ravens  Aaron Mellette WR  Elon 
239. Eagles  David King DE  Oklahoma 
240. Bengals  Reid Fragel OT  Ohio State 
241. Seahawks  Jared Smith DT  New Hampshire 
242. Seahawks  Michael Bowie OT  NE Oklahoma State 
243. Falcons  Kemal Ishmael CB  Central Florida 
244. Falcons  Zeke Motta Notre Dame 
245. Lions  Brandon Hepburn ILB  Florida A&M 
246. 49ers  Carter Bykowski OT  Iowa State 
247. Ravens  Marc Anthony CB  California 
248. Titans  Daimion Stafford Nebraska 
249. Falcons  Sean Renfree QB  Duke 
250. Dolphins  Don Jones Arkansas State 
251. Bengals  T.J. Johnson South Carolina 
252. 49ers  Marcus Cooper CB  Rutgers 
253. Giants  Michael Cox RB  Massachusetts 
254. Colts  Justice Cunningham TE  South Carolina 
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