2013 NFL Draft Results: Team-by-Team Selections and Grades

Matt FitzgeraldCorrespondent IIIApril 28, 2013

2013 NFL Draft Results: Team-by-Team Selections and Grades

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    The 2013 NFL draft has come to a close, and the action at Radio City Music Hall has shaken up a lot of pro football franchises.

    Some fared better than others, though. The defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens were consistently at the bottom of every round, yet GM Ozzie Newsome and Co. addressed nearly every need from what looked like a depleted roster. There were some struggling teams that did improve themselves.

    Here is a breakdown of every team's selections, including overall letter grades and reactions from B/R experts throughout.

Draft Selections

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    Full Draft Results

    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 

    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 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

    Pick

    Team

    Player

    Position

    School

    207.

    Chiefs

     Mike Catapano

    DE 

    Princeton 

    208.

    Jaguars

     Jeremy Harris

    CB 

    New Mexico St. 

    209.

    Raiders

     Brice Butler

    WR 

    San Diego State 

    210.

    Jaguars*

     Demetrius McCray

    CB 

    Appalachian St. 

    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 St. 

    217.

    Browns*

     Armonty Bryant

    DE 

    E. Central Oklahoma 

    218.

    Eagles*

     Jodran 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 

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

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    Overall Grade: C+

    The selection of Florida State QB EJ Manuel in the first round was the big shocker. After trading back from the No. 8 pick, there were plenty of other needs GM Buddy Nix could have addressed.

    However, Buffalo felt like it got its man for the future, and Manuel figures to push Kevin Kolb significantly for the starting job. There are aspects to like about Manuel, given his size, arm strength and athleticism.

    Manuel is the centerpiece of a revamped Bills' offense, as the team used a second-rounder on polished USC WR Robert Woods and took a flier on speedy Texas product Marquise Goodwin.

    The St. Louis Rams used the No. 8 pick acquired from Buffalo to take Tavon Austin, but the Bills got better value on a similarly explosive—albeit far rawer—slot prospect.

    Former Oregon LB Kiko Alonso should push for playing time on the inside, and Duke Williams and Jonathan Meeks provide safety depth.

    Dustin Hopkins is a great, strong-legged kicker and athletic ex-Arkansas TE Chris Gragg rounds out the Bills' 2013 draft. Not bad overall, but the success of this class hinges on Manuel's development and Woods being extremely productive as a No. 2 option.

Miami Dolphins

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    Grade: B+

    It's difficult to criticize any of the moves the Dolphins made with respect to their needs. GM Jeff Ireland made the first big splash by trading up from No. 12 to the third overall slot to select Dion Jordan—who was destined to go in the top five of many mocks as it was.

    The Dolphins had that flexibility thanks to an additional second-round pick, which they used on CB Jamar Taylor to add valuable depth to the secondary. Will Davis was another corner added in Round 3, and physically gifted S Don Jones was a solid seventh-round choice.

    Miami's first pick of the third round was Tennessee Volunteers OL Dallas Thomas, who can play guard or tackle and could fill in as the starter to protect QB Ryan Tannehill's blindside right away.

    Michigan State's Dion Sims is a nice complement at tight end to Dustin Keller and Charles Clay, and Florida Gators RB Mike Gillislee should contribute, too. Caleb Sturgis solves the team's kicking situation after Dan Carpenter's struggles.

    Not to be forgotten is another ex-Gator, LB Jelani Jenkins, who is exceptional in coverage and is prepared to face NFL competition having played in the SEC.

New England Patriots

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    Grade: C+

    Bill Belichick and his committee of decision-makers love to maximize value, and they did just that once again by trading out of the first round.

    Jamie Collins was a bit of a perplexing choice at No. 52 overall, but he could plug in as a situational pass-rusher or, more likely, an outside linebacker in the Pats' hybrid front 4-3 defensive scheme.

    More receiving weapons were a need for Tom Brady, and the Pats got him two new wideouts in second-rounder Aaron Dobson out of Marshall and Josh Boyce in Round 4 out of TCU. Dobson is underrated and could start immediately, but New England could have gotten Brady some more athletically dynamic players.

    There simply weren't many impact players added, and the Patriots should have taken more of a top-flight receiver rather than two riskier mid-round picks from smaller schools. The defense could still use some improvement, and New England added no immediate starters.

New York Jets

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    Grade: B

    The Jets look to be on the uptick after a solid draft. The choice of Sheldon Richardson at No. 13 overall was booed by fans in Radio City Music Hall, and it remains to be seen how precisely he fits into Rex Ryan's defense.

    Top choice Dee Milliner has some big shoes to fill as the team's No. 1 corner as he prepares to succeed superstar Darrelle Revis.

    But the best move the Jets may have made was acquiring QB Geno Smith in the second round. He might have been the best quarterback in a thin class, but he fell into New York's lap. Smith can't be much worse than Mark Sanchez and should push him significantly for the starting job in 2013.

    Brian Winters and Oday Aboushi give depth at guard. Seventh-round FB Tommy Bohanon should be an underrated contributor in Marty Mornhinweg's West Coast offense by catching the ball, too.

Baltimore Ravens

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    Grade: A+

    Here is another masterful job by the Ravens, who reloaded with some intriguing talent. Florida safety Matt Elam was the final pick of Round 1, and he has the range in coverage and hard-hitting ability that will make him a force at strong safety.

    Arthur Brown is another instant starter at inside linebacker and is one of the surest tacklers in this rookie class. Small school nose tackle Brandon Williams was another brilliant choice, as he won't have pressure to succeed right away and can develop organically into a force in the trenches.

    The rest of the draft focused on depth, primarily on the less glamorous positions on offense. But Harvard FB Kyle Juszczyk provides a nice change of pace and can be utilized in place of Vontae Leach as a reliable pass-catcher.

    Even WR Aaron Mellette was a fantastic Round 7 pick, and B/R's AFC North lead writer Andrea Hangst believes he could even start right away opposite Torrey Smith.

Cincinnati Bengals

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    Grade: A

    This young, promising team only got better throughout the previous three days. The top two picks of Notre Dame TE Tyler Eifert and explosive UNC RB Giovani Bernard alleviates pressure off of QB Andy Dalton and superstar receiver A.J. Green.

    Second-rounder Margus Hunt has the most upside of anyone in this class and should be an effective bull-rusher as a rookie thanks to his immense strength.

    Those three picks alone were phenomenal, and even fourth-rounder Sean Porter could fill in as a starter if James Harrison doesn't work out well in Cincinnati.

    All four of those players figure to vie for significant playing time in 2013, and the Bengals have strengthened their efforts to take the next step with their current nucleus.

Cleveland Browns

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    Grade: B-

    CEO Joe Banner has said the Browns aren't in a rush to fill every need this year. Tell that to Baltimore, who lost a ton of players but seemed to plug every hole.

    In any event, it wasn't a bad first draft for the new regime. Barkevious Mingo is definitely a boom-or-bust proposition, yet in Ray Horton's 3-4 outfit, his bend off the edge, length and explosiveness should allow him to thrive.

    However, was it worth a No. 6 overall pick on Mingo, especially since he may not even start right away? Time will tell on the LSU product.

    San Diego State CB Leon McFadden was a valuable commodity in Round 3. He figures to start opposite of Joe Haden in Week 1, with the speedy Buster Skrine moving to the inside.

    DE/OLB Armonty Bryant is an intriguing prospect from a Division II school from Round 6, yet it's difficult to figure out where he will fit with all the new pass-rushers the Browns have added. Safety Jamoris Slaughter is coming off of an Achilles injury, but he will hopefully start at free safety over the struggling Eric Hagg and 2012 undrafted free agent Tashaun Gipson.

    Picks were acquired for next year's draft, and it's not as if the Browns are mailing in the impending season. Also included was the trade for WR Davone Bess and last year's supplemental selection of No. 1 wideout Josh Gordon, which was a 2013 second-round choice.

    There isn't much reason to think that Cleveland is all that much closer to contending, though.

Pittsburgh Steelers

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    Grade: A-

    Taking Jarvis Jones at No. 17 was a no-brainer. The former Georgia Bulldog led the NCAA in tackles for loss and sacks, and Pittsburgh was clearly not bothered by lackluster test results at his pro day.

    Le'Veon Bell is a workhorse back the Steelers need, and the Michigan State product has the ability to leap over defenders in addition to running them over. Oregon State WR Marcus Wheaton is a viable deep threat with sure hands as well.

    Pittsburgh traded up with the Browns to take safety Shamarko Thomas, who has the upside to eventually replace either Ryan Clark or Troy Polamalu as a starter in the future.

    Given how much punishment Ben Roethlisberger takes, the move to choose QB Landry Jones in the fourth round was particularly wise. Jones put up big numbers in college, setting all major passing records at Oklahoma. He's a solid developmental prospect.

Houston Texans

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    Grade: C-

    This was a mostly uninspiring draft for a Texans team that needed to add some pieces to put themselves more squarely in the Super Bowl conversation.

    First-round pick DeAndre Hopkins filled Houston's biggest need, but he wasn't necessarily the best receiver to choose at that point. Hopkins may evolve into a solid No. 2 opposite WR Andre Johnson, but it's far from a sure thing.

    D.J. Swearinger was the next choice, and while he won't start right away, he will have the opportunity to learn the free safety position from Ed Reed.

    That should make Swearinger a solid starter in the future, but this team is built to contend right now. It remains to be seen how long that window stays open, and the Texans need to draft a little better than this moving forward.

Indianapolis Colts

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    Grade: C+

    GM Ryan Grigson made a ton of moves in free agency and thus didn't have that many pressing holes to fill. However, selecting a raw defensive end in Bjoern Werner in the first round to convert to a 3-4 outside linebacker didn't seem like the best choice.

    There were other players available that were better schematic fits, but apparently the Colts are high on the ex-Seminole, who did have 13 sacks as a senior and batted down eight passes.

    The rest of Grigson's picks were depth-based, but none represented fantastic value.

Jacksonville Jaguars

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    Grade: A

    Luke Joeckel was extremely safe at No. 2 overall—even if he wasn't the top need for Jacksonville. To kick off the second round, the Jags made a bigger splash by taking Florida International strong safety Jonathan Cyprien.

    Remaining in the Sunshine State will result in Cyprien landing an instant starting job in the NFL despite his lackluster collegiate competition.

    GM Dave Caldwell also added two electric players on Day 3—WR Ace Sanders and RB Denard Robinson, and Sanders figures to be a dangerous return man.

    NFL Network's Mike Mayock tabs third-round CB Dwayne Gratz as an immediate starter as well, and he is a physical 201-pound corner that will effectively lock up receivers at the line of scrimmage. This gives the Jags' secondary a necessary improvement.

Tennessee Titans

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    Grade: B

    The top three picks were fantastic. Chance Warmack will team with Andy Levitre to be one of the best guard tandems in the league. The Titans then traded up to the No. 34 pick to select intriguing WR Justin Hunter.

    The former Volunteer will stay in Tennessee for the start of his pro career at least and is 6'4", 200 pounds with an outstanding vertical leap and the speed to threaten defenses deep. Hunter also provides insurance for talented but troubled and oft-injured Kenny Britt.

    Blidi Wreh-Wilson is a solid third-round choice and has the upside and size to eventually start. Safety was a bigger need, though, and Tennessee should have addressed that ahead of adding another CB.

Denver Broncos

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    Grade: B

    John Elway has done a sensational job since joining the Broncos' front office, and he had a mostly solid draft. DT Sylvester Williams will fill in as a starter on the inside, and he gets off the ball extremely fast. That will even further strengthen Denver's run defense. 

    Prolific college RB Montee Ball may be asked to contribute immediately. Willis McGahee is aging, plus Knowshon Moreno is teetering on first-round bust territory. That should provide Ball with ample opportunities to prove himself.

    South Florida CB Kayvon Webster is extremely fast and has quick hips, and he has a chance to play early in nickel and dime packages.

Kansas City Chiefs

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    Grade: A

    It's hard to pick any bones with any of the Chiefs' first five picks, particularly with No. 1 overall pick Eric Fisher, who can play either tackle position amidst the complicated Branden Albert situation. The only exception of the first five picks being brilliant was injury-plagued RB Knile Davis.

    Having said that, Davis was a solid third-round option with outstanding speed and size at 227 pounds. He will be a nice complement to Jamaal Charles.

    Travis Kelce is a dynamic tight end with the upside to be a Pro Bowl pass-catcher, and ex-Alabama ILB Nico Johnson was a nice choice in the fourth round.

Oakland Raiders

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    Grade: B

    There aren't many more inspiring stories in recent memory than that of No. 12 overall pick D.J. Hayden, who nearly died on a routine practice hit.

    He had a 95-percent chance of dying after severing a vein near his heart. GM Reggie McKenzie got his guy and also gained a second-round pick by trading the third overall pick.

    That was used on Florida State OT Menelik Watson, who should start in Oakland for years to come when he's ready to enter the NFL fire.

    Sio Moore gives depth to the linebacker corps, which is filled with new free-agent acquisitions that will all start in 2013. Moore isn't the most visually impressive player, but he's a savvy linebacker and solid tackler and is rarely out of position.

    Also noteworthy was fourth-round QB Tyler Wilson, who is extremely tough and will have the luxury of developing for a season or two before competing for the starting job if Matt Flynn struggles.

    It wasn't a spectacular draft, but it was a solid one for the Raiders.

San Diego Chargers

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    Grade: A-

    This is a strong start for the Chargers' new regime. D.J. Fluker fills in at right tackle as an immediate starter, although Philip Rivers' blind side is still a bit of a concern. Keenan Allen was a great value bet at receiver in the third round as well.

    The highest profile move, though, was trading up in the second round to acquire former Notre Dame All-American LB Manti Te'o.

    There is little doubt that Te'o will be an immediate impact player in the heart of San Diego's defense, and his presence in the middle should keep everyone on assignments and make him a Charger fan favorite.

Dallas Cowboys

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    Grade: D+

    Travis Frederick was one of the most surprising picks in Round 1—and not in a good way. The ex-Wisconsin Badger has talent and the makings of a solid pro, but he was a massive reach at No. 31.

    After that, though, the Cowboys redeemed themselves with several stellar picks. TE Gavin Escobar and WR Terrance Williams provide more playmakers for recently extended quarterback Tony Romo.

    Safety was a big need, and Dallas addressed that in the third round with Georgia Southern safety J.J. Wilcox. Despite his small school status and making the jump to America's Team, his versatility should put him in competition for the starting strong safety spot alongside FS Will Allen.

New York Giants

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    Grade: B

    Defensive line was a necessary focus after a lackluster pass rush in 2012. Damontre Moore should help in that regard as a situational defensive end, and Ohio State DT Johnathan Hankins is a massive presence that can plug the middle against the run and push the pocket from the inside.

    Ryan Nassib was brought in as a developmental quarterback prospect, and he'll learn from one of the best in the game at keeping calm in two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning.

    The first-round selection of OT Justin Pugh wasn't the most attractive choice GM Jerry Reese could have made. However, it gives an instant upgrade at right tackle to help spring RB David Wilson on the edge, and Pugh's collegiate experience at left tackle makes him effective in pass protection.

Philadelphia Eagles

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    Grade: B+

    If LT Jason Peters returns to his All-Pro form coming off of injury in 2013, the Eagles' offensive line will have one of the best tackle tandems in the league along with No. 4 overall pick Lane Johnson. 

    Other than the early second-round addition of ex-Stanford TE Zach Ertz, though, not much was done that will have immediate ramifications. However, Philadelphia may have grabbed its QB of the future in Matt Barkley to kick off the draft's third day. 

    Questions linger about Barkley's ability to adjust to the pro game, but Chip Kelly's offense is a great fit because Barkley has a high football IQ and can operate an up-tempo, pro-style attack.

Washington Redskins

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    Grade: A

    Even without a first-round selection, the Redskins managed to crush the 2013 draft.

    David Amerson of NC State was the first player off the board, and he's a physical cornerback who would instantly start if not for Josh Wilson. Although he had a down junior year, he registered 13 interceptions in 2011 and can't be discounted at the next level.

    Fourth-round pick Phillip Thomas led the nation in interceptions at Fresno State in 2012, and he could easily start this season amidst shaky safety play in Washington.

    Georgia's Bacarri Rambo may be another rookie that starts in the Redskins' defensive backfield despite his status as a sixth-round choice.

    Florida TE Jordan Reed was also an underrated weapon the Redskins added in Round 3, which makes Washington's offense even more dangerous. Not many are talking about the Redskins, but this was a fine job across the board.

Chicago Bears

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    Grade: C

    Jon Bostic and Khaseem Greene won't start at linebacker but are decent building blocks for the future. The selection of Kyle Long in the first round was odd, especially given the playmakers available.

    Protecting QB Jay Cutler is of optimum importance, though, and Long will likely make an impact as a starting guard in his maiden NFL campaign. Still, this wasn't exactly the most exciting draft for Bears fans.

    The rest of the NFC North division figured to be extremely competitive once again, and Chicago didn't do as much as it could have to help itself.

Detroit Lions

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    Grade: B+

    Ziggy Ansah is a unique athlete at the defensive end position, but taking him at No. 5 overall is a massive risk. Although his accelerated development in college was encouraging, it remains to be seen how effective he will be in the pros.

    Second-round CB Darius Slay is very fast and agile, with exceptional length and strength to jam receivers in press coverage. That is something the Lions will need against the high-octane passing offenses of Chicago and Green Bay in the division.

    Slay is also a willing tackler, which will also improve Detroit's run defense. Larry Warford presents great value in the third round and should start at right guard in 2013.

    The only hesitation in giving the Lions a better grade is how Ansah ultimately pans out. Detroit got three new starters, though, and that's pretty darn good.

Green Bay Packers

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    Grade: A

    Datone Jones has a relentless motor and the size and quickness to be an immediately effective 3-4 defensive end. Having him and Clay Matthews lined up on the same side will give opposing offenses nightmares. 

    The Packers needed to improve their running game desperately to complement Aaron Rogers' outstanding quarterback play. GM Ted Thompson swooped up Eddie Lacy and Johnathan Franklin—arguably the two best running back prospects in this draft.

    Problem solved. Those three picks alone have the Pack passing the draft with flying colors and immediate prominent contributors.

Minnesota Vikings

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    Grade: A+

    The first round alone should give the Vikings the highest grade possible: three picks, three massive hits. Sharrif Floyd was the steal of the draft at No. 23 overall, and physical CB Xavier Rhodes was another fortunate pickup to replace veteran Antoine Winfield.

    But Cordarrelle Patterson is perhaps the most exciting. He's essentially a bigger, stronger version of ex-Vikings star Percy Harvin.

    Concerns linger about Patterson's ability to adjust to a new NFL playbook. Keep in mind, though, that Harvin came from a completely spread-based scheme at Florida and wasn't even a pure receiver in college. Look how he turned out.

    Patterson has that same type of game-changing ability and could be the premier weapon that brings balance to the Vikings' offense.

Atlanta Falcons

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    Grade: A-

    GM Thomas Dimitroff boldly traded up in Round 1 for CB Desmond Trufant and then took Robert Alford with the next pick as a future starter in place of veteran Asante Samuel.

    At 6'4" and 276 pounds, Malliciah Goodman is an intriguing defensive end prospect and should see time on third downs in 2013. This roster is stacked, and Dimitroff took the opportunity to add depth on defense.

    Atlanta is built to win now but nevertheless had a successful showing and plugged the holes it needed to contend for a Super Bowl once again.

Carolina Panthers

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    Grade: A

    Star Lotulelei may be the best defensive lineman in this deep class, and he was snatched up at No. 14 overall. The Panthers then got Kawann Short in the second round, and those two should start on the inside for years to come.

    Expect the Panthers' run defense to be bolstered immediately by the presence of their top two picks. The only slight gripe: no new receiving targets for QB Cam Newton.

    The 2011 No. 1 overall pick will be counted on to carry Carolina to the postseason, and it was surprising that the team didn't give him one more explosive asset to have at his disposal.

    While Newton may not have been helped out in the passing game, it will be exciting to see what electric ex-Oregon RB Kenjon Barner brings to the table in situational zone-read option plays. He and Newton could be a lethal combination.

New Orleans Saints

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    Grade: A-

    Bountygate caused the Saints to forfeit a second-round pick, which was unfortunate. Despite that fact, they snagged the best safety in the class in Kenny Vaccaro, who will fill in at the strong side and likely sub in as an extra cornerback occasionally. 

    New Orleans made the most of its limited remaining selections, too. John Jenkins hovers around 350 pounds but is agile enough to play the 5-technique at defensive end in addition to serving as a nose tackle. That should have him hitting the field in no time.

    Terron Armstead ran a 4.71 at the combine and has as much potential as any left tackle prospect. Oklahoma WR Kenny Stills was also a nice choice in Round 5 and could make a move up the depth chart in training camp.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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    Grade: B

    This may seem like a harsh grade, but the Bucs didn't have a great draft compared to the rest of the division. Yes, GM Mark Dominik did trade for superstar CB Darrelle Revis, but he's far from a sure commodity coming off of a serious knee injury.

    Mike Glennon has a huge arm and tall stature, but backup quarterback shouldn't have been the team's second priority with Josh Freeman firmly entrenched as the starter. 

    Johnthan Banks, though, is a great press corner that is also solid in zone coverage, and he should start opposite Revis, supplanting perpetually bad CB Eric Wright.

Arizona Cardinals

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    Grade: A-

    The only reservation is oft-troubled defensive back Tyrann Mathieu. Maybe he'll pan out just fine, but he may be a total bust given his absence from football for an entire year after being dismissed from LSU.

    There are plenty of positives for the Cardinals, though. Jonathan Cooper is a franchise cornerstone at offensive guard, and LSU ILB Kevin Minter is a flat-out playmaker that will see the field sooner rather than later.

    Alex Okafor provides a strong pass-rusher and great value in Round 4, and fifth-rounder Stepfan Taylor from Stanford actually has a shot to be the team's starting running back in Week 1. It sounds bold, but he could be the spark the Cardinals need as the league's worst reigning rushing attack.

San Francisco 49ers

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    Grade: A+

    GM Trent Baalke absolutely nailed this draft. The trade up to No. 18 for LSU FS Eric Reid was questionable, but the Niners wouldn't have done it if they didn't think they had an instant star.

    Florida State DE Cornellius Carradine is coming off an ACL injury but would have been in the first round if not for that. Another outstanding pass-rusher in Corey Lemonier fell to San Francisco in the third round.

    Then there was the inspiring pick of South Carolina RB Marcus Lattimore in the fourth round, who has an ideal mentor in Frank Gore and plenty of time to recuperate coming off a second major knee injury—although he says he'll be ready for Week 1.

    Depth at wide receiver was also added with productive Louisiana Tech WR Quinton Patton. All signs point to an even better San Francisco defense and another year legitimately vying for that Lombardi Trophy.

Seattle Seahawks

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    Grade: A-

    ESPN's Todd McShay argued during ESPN's draft coverage telecast on Sunday that Christine Michael could be the most talented running back in the 2013 class. That's high praise, and the Seahawks now have three legitimate runners in Michael, stud Marshawn Lynch and Robert Turbin.

    Oh, and that's not even accounting for the rushing ability of dynamic playmaker Percy Harvin, who was acquired in a trade with the Minnesota Vikings for the No. 25 overall pick.

    Harvin is linked in part to this draft, because he is a player that makes Seattle's offense borderline unstoppable. He can get yards after the catch with the best of them—something QB Russell Wilson desperately needs.

St. Louis Rams

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    Grade: A+

    Another wonderful display from GM Les Snead, who grabbed the most dynamic offensive player in the draft in WR Tavon Austin and also snagged playmaking linebacker Alec Ogletree at the end of Round 1.

    USC's T.J. McDonald provides necessary safety help, Austin's college teammate Stedman Bailey gives QB Sam Bradford another weapon, and Alabama versatile OL Barrett Jones can plug in anytime, anywhere.

    From top to bottom in terms of needs, this was arguably the best draft of any team. It should help St. Louis continue to contend in the NFC West after a 4-1-1 divisional record from a season ago.